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  1. Impressive cameo for Twins prospect Meyer

    Jerry Crasnick

    Minnesota Twins prospect Alex Meyer doesn't have much trouble standing out in a crowd. He stands 6-foot-9 and is a former Indiana Mr. Baseball who played college ball at the University of Kentucky. In recent offseasons, Meyer has attracted attention ...

    Blog | July 13, 2014
  2. Gallo, Baez shine at Futures Game

    Jerry Crasnick

    MINNEAPOLIS -- Several dozen scouts travel to the All-Star Futures Game each year to watch the top prospects in baseball match skills for nine innings on a big stage. But the talent evaluators are just as immersed in the little details leading up to ...

    Blog | July 13, 2014
  3. New York Yankees acquire Jeff Francis from Oakland A's

    Jerry Crasnick

    The New York Yankees acquired pitcher Jeff Francis and cash in a trade with the Oakland Athletics on Friday for a player to be named, the team announced.

    Story | Conversation | July 11, 2014
  4. NL Central contenders must start shopping

    Jerry Crasnick

    The Milwaukee Brewers looked so out-of-sync and vulnerable in losing four straight games to the Philadelphia Phillies at home this week, it's only natural that St. Louis and Cincinnati would aspire to reach the All-Star break in first place. They'...

    Blog | July 10, 2014
  5. Captains name HR Derby picks

    Jerry Crasnick

    With Giancarlo Stanton, Yasiel Puig and Yoenis Cespedes in the mix, the Home Run Derby selections made by the two captains provide plenty of pop.

    Story | Conversation | July 07, 2014
  6. Bronson Arroyo of Arizona Diamondbacks to have Tommy John surgery...

    Jerry Crasnick

    Arizona Diamondbacks starter Bronson Arroyo told the media Monday that he needs to have Tommy John surgery on his right elbow.

    Story | Conversation | July 07, 2014
  7. Orioles could be ready to take over AL East

    Jerry Crasnick

    The Baltimore Orioles are an easy team to warm up to. For starters, their clubhouse is the closest thing in the majors to a Chuck E. Cheese's franchise. When players aren't killing time before games playing ping-pong or pool, they gravitate to a mini...

    Blog | July 04, 2014
  8. Seth Smith, San Diego Padres reach two-year extension

    Jerry Crasnick

    The San Diego Padres signed outfielder Seth Smith to a two-year contract extension Wednesday that includes a club option for 2017.

    Story | Conversation | July 02, 2014
  9. MLB's under-the-radar saviors

    Jerry Crasnick

    A's right-hander Jesse Chavez and Tigers outfielder J.D. Martinez are among several players who've stepped up and performed at a high level this season.

    Story | Conversation | July 01, 2014
  10. Joel Pineiro, former MLB pitcher, suspended 50 games after testin...

    Jerry Crasnick

    Former big league pitcher Joel Pineiro has received a 50-game suspension after testing positive for a banned stimulant in violation of the minor league drug prevention and treatment program, the commissioner's office announced Monday.

    Story | Conversation | June 30, 2014
  11. Brewers enjoying view atop NL Central

    Jerry Crasnick

    One gratifying first half is in the books for the Milwaukee Brewers. One three-month obstacle course of heat, fatigue, trade deadline speculation, attrition and National League Central "gut checks" awaits. With a 7-4 victory over the Colorado Rock...

    Blog | June 27, 2014
  12. MLB adjusts rule on home plate collisions after controversy

    Jerry Crasnick

    Major League Baseball took a formal step Tuesday to clarify a portion of the new rule governing unnecessary collisions between baserunners and catchers at home plate.

    Story | Conversation | June 24, 2014
  13. MLB's best pure hitters

    Jerry Crasnick

    Who are baseball's best pure hitters? Any conversation should begin and end with Detroit's Miguel Cabrera.

    Story | Conversation | June 23, 2014
  14. Dustin McGowan all about perseverance

    Jerry Crasnick

    Major League Baseball's 2000 draft will not go down as a memorable one, but it did include a few first-round keepers: Adrian Gonzalez, selected No. 1 overall by the then-Florida Marlins, is a four-time All-Star with 247 career home runs. Phillies sec...

    Blog | June 21, 2014
  15. Andrew Heaney arrives to fill Marlins' need

    Jerry Crasnick

    Oklahoma has sent some physically imposing pitchers to professional ball over the past couple of decades. Jamey Wright and Brad Penny certainly fit the profile. So do Josh Johnson, who was born in Minnesota before moving to the Sooner state, and Tomm...

    Blog | June 20, 2014
  16. MLB - Toronto Blue Jays lead AL East in return to glory years

    Jerry Crasnick

    It's been a couple of decades since the Blue Jays captured their city's fancy, but the times they are a-changin' in Toronto, writes Jerry Crasnick.

    Story | Conversation | June 16, 2014