For a Mike Trout, M.L.B. Flaunts Its Wealth. Average Players Reap Austerity

The best way to understand Mike Trout, the outfielder for baseball’s Los Angeles Angels, who on Tuesday reportedly agreed to the richest contract in North American sports, is as the perfect reflection of his sport. Little known to many Americans, including some sports fans, Trout, 27, is the best player in a game that has frequently been mocked as a […]

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Dellin Betances Joins the Yankees’ Injured List

TAMPA, Fla. — The Yankees were already expecting to begin their season without a few key players — center fielder Aaron Hicks, and pitchers Luis Severino and C.C. Sabathia. Reliever Dellin Betances joined that list on Tuesday when the Yankees announced that he had an impingement in his right shoulder. Betances, a right-hander known for his fastball in the high […]

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Yankees’ Luis Severino Is Out Until May; Aaron Hicks Could Miss Opening Day

TAMPA, Fla. — Two key Yankees may be out longer than originally expected to start the 2019 season. While pitcher Luis Severino had already been scratched from his opening day start on March 28 because of a shoulder injury, General Manager Brian Cashman gave a clearer estimate on Friday, saying Severino would be out until the beginning of May “at […]

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Marcus Stroman to get opening day start for Blue Jays

Right-hander Marcus Stroman will get the start on opening day for the Toronto Blue Jays. Manager Charlie Montoyo confirmed the decision before Wednesday’s pre-season game against the Baltimore Orioles at Ed Smith Stadium. Toronto will kick off the regular season on March 28 at Rogers Centre against the Detroit Tigers. Stroman is entering his sixth season with the Blue Jays. […]

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Masahiro Tanaka to Start on Yankees’ Opening Day

SARASOTA, Fla. — The Yankees will start pitcher Masahiro Tanaka on opening day in place of the injured Luis Severino, Manager Aaron Boone announced Saturday. The selection of Tanaka was expected after Severino, the staff ace, injured his pitching shoulder on Tuesday. The Yankees will open their season on March 28 against the Baltimore Orioles at Yankee Stadium. Barring any […]

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