Strange as it may seem, not all injuries are created equal in sports. In baseball, any kind of hand/wrist injury can really impact a hitter’s ability to turn on a fastball, and those players trying to come back from such injuries often struggle at the plate. Likewise, foot injuries are hard to overcome for hitters and pitchers, especially if it’s to a plant foot that gives the player power to swing or throw the ball.
On-field excellence from both pitchers and hitters, as well a questionable off-field move, highlight this week’s recap.
Every year, it’s the same story: Fantasy baseball teams scramble in the first week to pick up that hot rookie or replace dud closer who has already gotten the hook from the manager.
If you didn’t know by now, Texas Rangers’ Elvis Andrus and Adrian Beltre are pretty tight. From their back-and-forth banter to fooling each other on the field, there’s no pair more fun to watch. Need proof?
Sometimes a team’s best players don’t make the All-Star team. Here are the American League’s mid-season team MVPs.
CBS Local Sports breaks down the top players at third base for your fantasy baseball draft.
Yu Darvish struck out 14 and Adrian Beltre hit an RBI single with two outs in the ninth inning as the Texas Rangers beat Boston 4-3 Sunday, completing a three-game sweep and matching the Red Sox for the best record in the majors.
The Red Sox had managed all of two runs during a brief two-game skid.
The MLB All-Star lineups are out, with Red Sox Adrian Gonzalez and David Ortiz finding their spots amongst the stars of the American League.
Well we made it through another New England winter, snow and freezing temperatures, typical for us, but now it’s time to turn our thoughts to more temperate things and what could be more heart-warming to our shivering environs than the return of major league baseball.