It all starts with Betts. He’s the engine, the sparkplug, the leadoff hitter who can help win games in every which way and refuses to back down on a back field in February. For the Dodgers, that’s more than serviceable.Los Angeles Angels face coverings
Arenado has plenty to prove in his first year in St. Louis, mostly that he can overcome the usual challenges that come when a hitter leaves Coors Field. It’s an unfair reputation that long precedes Arenado, but one he’ll have to shake off with an All-Star season at Busch Stadium.
“Everybody will tell you that, whatever our budget is financially, we’ve taken it right to the max, every single year. We’ve spent whatever has been given to us. That’s on record.Boston Red Sox face coverings
Harper had nothing but positive things to say about the Phillies as an organization, despite some failings on the field. They've let him be himself, and with Dombrowski in the fold, Harper might finally get his wish to return to the playoffs.Oakland Athletics face coverings
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Left-handed pitching prospect Thomas Szapucki allowed a bloop single to begin his outing in the fifth inning but followed by inducing a line out to right field that resulted in a double play. He then hit a batter, uncorked a wild pitch, and finished his inning by getting a strikeout looking.
Andrew McCutchen batted leadoff and opened the bottom of the first inning with a single and went first to third on a double to left by Jean Segura.
Carlos Mendoza will take over Aaron Boone's managerial duties while the skipper is on medical leave to receiver a pacemaker, GM Brian Cashman said on Wednesday.Tampa Bay Rays face coverings