|It was a nondescript, not to mention damp, Major League debut for Wil Myers, the No. 1 prospect of the Tampa Bay Rays.
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|At the risk of jumping the starter's gun, Yasiel Puig has the tools to become the greatest Major Leaguer his homeland, Cuba, has produced. As he alighted in Yankee Stadium on Tuesday for a postponed game that will be made up in a day-night doubleheader on Wednesday, Puig is in the middle of a start with few precedents in the game's history.
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|If 2012 is to be remembered as the year Mike Trout and Bryce Harper were first unleashed upon the Major League Baseball world, then 2013 is shaping up to be remembered as the season Matt Harvey and Shelby Miller established themselves as aces in the making, the type of top-end starting talent teams dream of developing.
More» Harvey fans seven over seven strong frames|
|Passion. It's a word that sums up Hunter Pence up perfectly. After helping the Giants to a World Series championship in 2012 with his play as well as his voice, the outfielder reflects on his experiences and what he has learned.
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|Tuesday can be a new beginning for the Mets as No. 2 prospect Zack Wheeler makes his big league debut when the Mets faces the Braves in Atlanta.
More»Wheeler looks ahead to MLB debut against Braves|
|Al Downing was a major factor in the Yankees' run to the 1963 AL title, 50 years ago. And he had a front-row seat as Dodgers' pitchers dominated the Bombers in a historic World Series.
More» Dodgers sweep Yankees in '63 Series|
|Tyler Smith seems like a coach's dream, the kind of player every team wants to have.
|This month has already seen Yasiel Puig's dazzling debut with the Dodgers, Anthony Rendon's return to D.C., Gerrit Cole's promotion in Pittsburgh and Mike Zunino's assumption of Seattle's catching duties. On Tuesday, two particularly prominent promotions will be added: Wil Myers will bring his right-handed power bat to the Rays' lineup, and Zack Wheeler will toe the rubber for the Mets.
More» Collins excited for Wheeler's MLB debut|
|Pitcher Tim Hudson, at the age of 37, has had a long career in a game that is often punctuated by one-hit wonders, would-be stars that fizzled before they dazzled. Hudson didn't fizzle. Why?
More»Hudson joins Meggie Zahneis to discuss his career|
|While the Royals' revamping of their starting rotation has begun to take effect, the Yankees have started to feel the effects of injuries to their star players.
More» Holland strikes out Zobrist, earns the save|
|In a division that seems wide open, the Padres have breathed life into their season since their 5-15 start. Their 30-19 run has been triggered by outstanding pitching, timely offense and a belief throughout the organization that they could win.
More» Stults shuts down D-backs with arm, defense|
|Stephen Strasburg has always had to balance reality vs. the public perception. While his big league performance has not yet lived up to the tremendous hype, the Nationals right-hander continues to grow as a pitcher.
More» Strasburg goes five coming off disabled list|
|While teams like the Angels have spent a lot of money on free agents to try to stay competitive, the Braves have remained among baseball's elite thanks mostly to their constant flow of young talent.
More» Kimbrel strikes out Ellis for 18th save|
|The Cardinals are one of the model franchises in baseball, overcoming the loss of Albert Pujols and manager Tony La Russa to remain on top.
More» Cards put up seven runs in the 10th inning|
|Daniel Nava's name is not on the 2013 All-Star ballot, but based on his stellar 2013 numbers, it certainly should be. Furthermore, the outfielder should have a spot on the AL team for the All-Star Game at Citi Field on July 16.
More» Nava smokes a two-run homer to right field|
|Seventy-five years ago this weekend, Johnny Vander Meer tossed his second no-hitter in as many starts.
More»Relive Vander Meer's consecutive no-hitters|
|Nolan Ryan still speaks to his three children virtually every single day. This ritual, this simplest of gestures, sums up his views on fatherhood.
More»Biggio, Nolan Ryan on Astros' new executive hire|
|The Cardinals and Tigers have built deep staffs around their big-name stoppers in 2013, and it's led to plenty of success. Both clubs feature several arms pitching like aces -- not to mention a couple of the league's most consistently dominant pitchers for the past few seasons, too. Clearly their first-place standing is no fluke.
More» Wainwright fans six over seven innings|
|After two tumultuous seasons, the Red Sox are back on top in the AL East in John Farrell's first season as skipper.
More» Pedroia makes sliding catch to end eighth|
|The days of players blaming reporters for misquoting them are long gone when big leaguers choose to sound off by typing their own opinions on social media platforms.
More»Epstein discusses decision to suspend Stewart|
|The announcement that the D-backs and Dodgers will open the 2014 regular season with a pair of games in Sydney on March 22-23 feels like an appropriate next step in growing the sport.
More»D-backs will play first ever MLB games in Australia|
|In his first big league game, Mariners catcher Mike Zunino had a hit, threw out a runner attempting to steal and called a good game.
More» Zunino singles in fourth for first MLB hit|
|A day after Tuesday night's benches-clearing incident at Dodger Stadium, neither Los Angeles skipper Don Mattingly nor Arizona manager Kirk Gibson seemed prepared to offer or accept a binding truce.
More» Plunkings lead to benches-clearing fracas|
|Shelby Miller has been able to blow his fastball past hitters for pretty much his entire life. Whether he is ahead or behind in the count, facing lefty or righty, his entire history tells him that the one thing he should never do is walk a hitter. This is entirely, eminently, reasonable. Up until the point at which it ceases to be.
More» Miller fans 10 over six frames against Mets|
|In his finest work as a manager, Buck Showalter has helped turn the Orioles into one of the most unselfish teams in the big leagues.
More» Davis' solo homer pulls Orioles within one|
|At the age of 35, and financially set for life, Roy Oswalt still has the competitive drive that won't allow him to just walk away from the game. Pitching for the Rockies' Double-A Tulsa affiliate, Oswalt is setting the stage for his return to the big leagues next week as a member of the Rockies' rotation.
|It has been a strange year for the defending World Series champions, with the offense carrying a struggling starting rotation. However, injuries to key hitters will force the Giants to get more from their starters.
More» Vogelsong breaks hand, exits game in fifth|
|The Cardinals' pitching has gotten the lion's share of the attention this season, and rightly so. But the bread-and-butter for this team is that fearsome, relentless, deep lineup.
More» Holliday singles home Molina in the seventh|
|In a place like Pittsburgh -- a place that can be a great baseball town, on the condition that it gets great baseball -- the hype and the hope are particularly palpable. But the Pirates' top prospect, righty Gerrit Cole, to put it plainly, did not disappoint en route to winning his Major League debut Tuesday night at PNC Park.
More» Cole holds Giants to two runs in his debut|
|Is he still capable of greatness? That's the question Lance Berkman occasionally asks himself.
More» Berkman drills a two-run homer to left field|