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A-Rod Joins Hank Aaron In 2,000 RBI Club

Jun 14, 2015 12:26 AM

Alex Rodriguez joined the legendary Hank Aaron in an exclusive club, the only two players in baseball history to have driven in more than 2,000 runs, with a two-run home run in the sixth inning of Saturday night's game between the Yankees and Orioles, according to an ESPN.com report.

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Oklahoma Leads All Schools With 11 Drafted Players

Jun 11, 2015 7:34 AM

Oklahoma had 11 players selected in the 2015 Major League Baseball draft this week, the most of any school.

UC Santa Barbara was second with 10 players selected from Monday to Wednesday.

Arizona State, Florida, Illinois and Vanderbilt each had nine players drafted.

Nine schools produced eight players each, including LSU, Michigan State, Oklahoma State, TCU, Houston, Maryland, UCLA, USC and North Carolina.

 

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Pitchers Represent 52 Percent Of 2015 Draft Picks

Jun 11, 2015 7:28 AM

The 2015 Major League Baseball Draft ended on Wednesday after the 1,215th pick was made.

Overall, pitchers made up more than 52 percent of the selections. 633 hurlers were drafted (462 right-handers and 171 lefties). Positions players were taken with 582 picks.

Here's the breakdown by position:

109 catchers

53 first baseman

51 second baseman

102 shortstops

53 third baseman

211 outfielders

one utility player

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Position Players Dominate First Round Of MLB Draft

Jun 9, 2015 10:29 AM

The first round of Major League Baseball's First-Year Player Draft was dominated by shortstops, who went 1-2-3, but overall position players were a hot commodity.

Twenty-one of the 36 first-round picks were position players, including seven of the first 10 selections.

There was a run on pitchers in the middle of the round. There were just three left-handed pitchers taken in the first round.

In 2014, 20 of the 34 first-round picks were pitchers and seven south paws were selected.

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First Round Nearly Split Between College, High School Players

Jun 9, 2015 10:18 AM

The first round of the 2015 First-Year Player Draft was nearly split between college and high school players.

Nineteen of the 36 selections, which included several compensation picks, were out of college. If you include Brady Aiken, who was pitching for IMG Academy before undergoing Tommy John surgery, there were 17 high school players selected in Monday night's first round.

College players dominated the top 10. Seven landed among first 10 players drafted.

 

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2015 MLB Draft Slot Values

Jun 8, 2015 6:03 PM

Here are the slot values that Major League Baseball has assigned to each of the first round picks in the 2015 First-Year Player Draft:

Each team was informed of that values back in April.

1. Diamondbacks — $8,616,900
2. Astros (Brady Aiken) — $7,420,100
3. Rockies — $6,223,300
4. Rangers — $5,026,500
5. Astros — $4,188,700
6. Twins — $3,889,500
7. Red Sox — $3,590,400
8. White Sox — $3,470,600
9. Cubs — $3,351,000
10. Phillies — $3,231,300
11. Reds — $3,141,600
12. Marlins — $3,051,800
13. Rays — $2,962,100
14. Braves — $2,842,400
15. Brewers — $2,692,700
16. Yankees — $2,543,300
17. Indians — $2,393,600
18. Giants — $2,333,800
19. Pirates — $2,273,800
20. Athletics — $2,214,000
21. Royals — $2,184,200
22. Tigers — $2,154,200
23. Cardinals — $2,124,400
24. Dodgers — $2,094,400
25. Orioles — $2,064,500
26. Angels — $2,034,500
27. Rockies (Michael Cuddyer) — $2,004,600
28. Braves (Ervin Santana) — $1,974,700
29. Blue Jays (Melky Cabrera) — $1,944,800
30. Yankees (David Robertson) — $1,914,900
31. Giants (Pablo Sandoval) — $1,885,000
32. Pirates (Russell Martin) — $1,855,000
33. Royals (James Shields) — $1,825,200
34. Tigers (Max Scherzer) — $1,795,100
35. Dodgers (Hanley Ramirez) — $1,756,100
36. Orioles (Nelson Cruz) — $1,711,900

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First-Round 2015 MLB Draft Results

Jun 8, 2015 5:40 PM

We have dispatched Andrew Perna to Studio 42 in New Jersey to cover the 2015 Major League Baseball draft. Follow along here for news, rumors and selections as the action unfolds.


1. Arizona Diamondbacks - Dansby Swanson, SS, Vanderbilt

2. Houston Astros (Aiken) - Alex Bregman, SS, LSU

3. Colorado Rockies - Brendan Rodgers, SS, Lake Mary HS (FL)

4. Texas Rangers - Dillon Tate, RHP, UC Santa Barbara

5. Houston Astros - Kyle Tucker, OF, Plant HS (FL)

6. Minnesota Twins - Tyler Jay, LHP, Illinois

7. Boston Red Sox - Andrew Benintendi, OF, Arkansas

8. Chicago White Sox - Carson Fulmer, RHP, Vanderbilt

9. Chicago Cubs - Ian Happ, OF, Cincinnati

10. Philadelphia Phillies - Cornelius Randolph, SS, Griffin HS (GA)

11. Cincinnati Reds - Tyler Stephenson, C, Kennesaw Mountain HS (GA)

12. Miami Marlins - Josh Naylor, 1B, St. Joan of Arc (Canada)

13. Tampa Bay Rays - Garrett Whitley, OF, Niskayuna HS (NY)

14. Atlanta Braves - Kolby Allard, LHP, San Clemente HS (CA)

15. Milwaukee Brewers - Trent Clark, OF, Richland HS (TX)

16. New York Yankees - James Kaprielian, RHP, UCLA

17. Cleveland Indians - Brady Aiken, LHP, IMG Academy

18. San Francisco Giants - Phil Bickford, RHP, College of Southern Nevada

19. Pittsburgh Pirates - Kevin Newman, SS, Arizona

20. Oakland Athletics - Richie Martin, SS, Florida

21. Kansas City Royals - Ashe Russell, RHP, Cathedral HS (IN)

22. Detroit Tigers - Beau Burrows, RHP, Weatherford HS (TX)

23. St. Louis Cardinals - Nick Plummer, OF, Brother Rice HS (MI)

24. Los Angeles Dodgers - Walker Buehler, RHP, Vanderbilt

25. Baltimore Orioles - D.J. Stewart, OF, Florida State

26. Los Angeles Angels - Taylor Ward, C, Fresno State

27. Colorado Rockies (Cuddyer) - Mike Nikorak, RHP, Stroudsburg HS (PA)

28. Atlanta Braves (Santana) - Michael Soroka, RHP, Bishop Carroll HS (Canada)

29. Toronto Blue Jays (Cabrera) - Jon Harris, RHP, Missouri State

30. New York Yankees (Robertson) - Kyle Holder, SS, San Diego

31. San Francisco Giants (Sandoval) - Chris Shaw, 1B, Boston College

32. Pittsburgh Pirates (Martin) - Ke'Bryan Hayes, 3B, Concordia Lutheran HS (TX)

33. Kansas City Royals (Shields) - Nolan Watson, RHP, Lawrence North HS (IN)

34. Detroit Tigers (Scherzer) - Christin Stewart, OF, Tennessee

35. Los Angeles Dodgers (Ramirez) - Kyle Funkhouser, RHP, Louisville

36. Baltimore Orioles (Cruz) - Ryan Mountcastle, SS, Hagerty HS (FL)

 

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Brian Matusz Has Eight-Game Suspension Upheld

Jun 5, 2015 4:33 PM

Brian Matusz's eight-game suspension for having an illegal substance on his arm has been upheld and will begin on Friday.

The Baltimore Orioles will take on the Cleveland Indians.

Matusz was suspended after being ejected May 23 when he was pitching against the Miami Marlins.

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Red Sox Acquire Alejandro De Aza From Orioles

Jun 3, 2015 5:07 PM

The Boston Red Sox will acquire Alejandro De Aza from the Baltimore Orioles.

Boston will send cash considerations to Baltimore to complete the deal.

The Orioles recently designatedAlejandro De Aza for assignment.

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Matusz Appeals 8-Game Suspension For Sticky Substance

May 26, 2015 8:19 AM

Brian Matusz, who was ejected Saturday for using a sticky substance that was on his right arm, was suspended eight games by Major League Baseball on Monday.

The Baltimore Orioles left-hander appealed the decision and was available to pitch in Monday's game against the Houston Astros in Baltimore.

Matusz was the second pitcher in less than a week to be suspended for having a foreign substance on his arm.

Milwaukee Brewers pitcher Will Smith also appealed, which has yet to be heard, after getting an eight-game ban Thursday.

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Brian Matusz Ejected For Foreign Substance
Brian Matusz of the Orioles was ejected in the 12th inning on Saturday night for using a sticky substance that was on his right arm.

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Astros Acquire International Bonus Slot From Orioles
The Astros will have an additional $391,500 and $264,300, respectively, to make international offers for the July 2 signing season.

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Keith Law Lists Brendan Rodgers As Top Draft Prospect
Keith Law, who works in scouting for ESPN, has updated his list of the top 100 prospects ahead of next month's MLB Draft.

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Machado Showing More Patient Approach At Plate
Manny Machado has a career-high .330 on-base percentage.

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Experts Split On Tate, Rodgers As No. 1 Pick
The Diamondbacks will pick first overall when the First-Year Player Draft is held on June 8.

Jim Callis & Jonathan Mayo/MLB

2015 MLB All-Star Ballot Released
Major League Baseball marked the official start of All-Star Balloting for the 86th All-Star Game, which will be held on Tuesday, July 14th at Great American Ball Park, the home of the Reds on Wednesda

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White Sox-Orioles Will Play In Empty Stadium
The Baltimore Orioles and Chicago White Sox will play Wednesday at Camden Yards in a game that will be closed to the public.

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White Sox-Orioles Game Postponed Due To Safety Concerns
Monday night's game between the White Sox and Orioles was postponed because of safety concerns after riots broke out near Camden Yards.

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Protesters Cause Disturbance Near Camden Yards
Fans at Camden Yards were asked to remain in the ballpark in the ninth inning, but were allowed to leave after the Orioles won in the 10th-inning.

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Jonathan Schoop Headed To DL
O's second baseman Jonathan Schoop has a sprained MCL and a partially torn PCL in his right knee.

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Indians Sign Ryan Webb
Ryan Webb started the season with the Orioles and was traded to the Dodgers before they released him.

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Dodgers Acquire Ryan Webb From Orioles
Ryan Webb, 29, was removed from the Orioles' 40-man roster this week and is slated to earn $2.75 million in the second season of a two-year, $4.5 million contract this year.

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Orioles Release J.P. Arencibia
The catcher was reassigned to Minor League camp at the end of Spring Training and was expected to head to Norfolk but will now be a free agent.

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MLB Releases Draft Bonus Slots
Major League Baseball has informed teams of the draft bonus slot allocations that will apply to the 2015 amateur draft.

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Orioles Shopping Relievers Matusz, Webb
Brian Matusz was linked to the Mets at one point this spring.

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Chris Davis Goes Hitless After Reinstatement
Chris Davis missed Baltimore's opener as he finished serving a 25-game suspension for a positive amphetamine test.

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Orioles, Tillman Don't Reach Extension By Deadline
The Orioles haven't been able to bridge the gap in talks with Chris Tillman on a contract extension.

Jon Heyman/CBS Sports

J.J. Hardy Likely To Begin Season On DL
Buck Showalter said Monday that the Orioles were optimistic that Hardy wouldn't miss much time and that "nothing would reach into May."

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Tillman, Orioles Open Talks On Extension
The two sides have a goal of completing a deal by the start of the season.

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Forbes: Average MLB Team Worth $1.2B
The Yankees are worth $3.2 billion, tops on the list and just the second United States sports franchise to eclipse the $3 billion mark.

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