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Machado open to playing 3B if he's traded: 'I've got no say'

As a free agent at season’s end, Manny Machado will have the leverage to decide what position he plays moving forward. However, the current shortstop and former third baseman knows he lacks that advantage right now as the Baltimore Orioles attempt to find a trade suitor for his services. “At th… MLB | theScore

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deGrom discusses future in advance of ASG

NEW YORK — A celebration of Jacob deGrom‘s present turned into an examination of his future on Monday, when deGrom’s agent suggested that the Mets should either sign him to a long-term contract extension or trade him. Responding to agent Brodie Van Wagenen’s assertion to The Athletic that doing nothing “could complicate Jacob’s relationship with the club,” deGrom put the ...

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Sorry, home run haters: Old school baseball isn't coming back anytime soon

For those most aghast at the current state of baseball, those who bemoan every homer and roll their eyes at every strikeout (presuming they’re not busy yelling at a cloud), the 2018 Futures Game – easily overlooked by virtue of the fact that it remains indefensibly scheduled for the Sunday afternoon preceding the All-Star break – was a disquieting omen. ...

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Michigan State introduces Beekman as AD

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) Michigan State has officially introduced Bill Beekman as its new athletic director, giving him the job he has held on an interim basis since early February. The school held a news conference Monday across the street from its basketball arena. John Engler, Michigan State’s interim president, says he’s confident Beekman will bring ”success and honor” to ...

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Betts leading off for AL All-Stars; Harper to hit 6th for NL

Boston Red Sox right fielder Mookie Betts will lead off for the American League All-Stars on Tuesday night at Nationals Park, with reigning AL MVP Jose Altuve hitting behind him and seven-time All-Star Mike Trout batting third. Chris Sale, the Red Sox ace who owns a 2.23 ERA through 20 starts, will be first on the mound for the American ...

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Sale, Scherzer to rematch; ASG lineups revealed

For the second year in a row, aces Chris Sale of the Red Sox and Max Scherzer of the Nationals will face off in the All-Star Game, managers AJ Hinch and Dave Roberts announced on Monday. Sale joins Lefty Gomez (AL, 1933-35) and Robin Roberts (National League, 1953-55) as the only pitchers to make three consecutive starts in the Midsummer ...

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