The Mets were hoping they had acquired their catcher of the future when they traded for d’Arnaud in 2013. After a slow start to his Mets career he broke out late last season and looks poised for a big year this season.
Zack Greinke gave up one hit, a homer to Josh Phegley, in three innings, leading the Los Angeles Dodgers to a 10-5 victory over the Oakland Athletics on Monday.
SS Jose Iglesias had a breakout year in 2013, but it’s been a tough road for the promising young shortstop. A healthy return could be huge for Iglesias and the Tigers in 2015.
Alexei Ramirez hit an RBI double to help the Chicago White Sox beat the Los Angeles Angels 5-3 on Sunday.
National League MVP and Cy Young Award winner Clayton Kershaw allowed one run in his third spring start, and the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Seattle Mariners 5-2 on Sunday.
While Gattis’ questionable catcher skills were a big reason he was jettisoned, the presence of prospect Christian Bethancourt was another, and the timing was right to give the 23-year-old the chance in 2015.
Normally, a player entering his sixth full season in the bigs has too much experience for a list like this, but digging deeper, Drew Storen fits here. The Nationals on paper are stacked, with established studs in their rotation from top to bottom and starters set at each position on the field.
Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw gave up a home run to Nick Hundley as the Colorado Rockies and Los Angeles played to a 2-2 tie Tuesday.
A trade is more likely to come midseason, if at all, but the Phillies can feel confident that when the time comes, Ken Giles is waiting in the wings.
Albert Pujols singled twice and drove in a pair of runs off Anthony DeSclafani — a leading candidate for Cincinnati’s rotation — before the split-squad Reds rallied for a 7-5 victory over the Los Angeles Angels on Monday.
Matt Cain pitched two perfect innings in his spring debut, Yasiel Puig hit his first home run of the exhibition season, and the Los Angeles Dodgers and San Francisco Giants played to a 5-5 tie Monday.
Sometimes it’s best not to mess with a good thing, and Aaron Sanchez in the back end of the Blue Jays’ bullpen near the end of the 2014 season was a very good thing.
Brandon McCarthy pitched two innings in his Los Angeles Dodgers debut, a 4-3 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers on Sunday.
With a rotation spot likely, Eovaldi will have every chance to become a stud in New York.
Schoop has been with the organization since he was 17 years old and taken time to develop. He’s a natural in the field, but never showed much at the plate aside from some slightly above average power for the position and just a bit of speed.