Cespedes missed all of 2019 with an off-field foot injury caused by a tussle with a wild boar — no, really — took a massive pay cut to return in 2020, then skipped out on the Mets eight games (with two home runs and 15 strikeouts) into the season. We’re pretty sure the Mets won’t be in on him, but some other team might be, after his personal showcase, set for Tuesday.
Pederson’s not looking for a free ride, he said. And as good as he said he felt about his first conversation with manager David Ross, he knows Ross isn’t offering one.Oakland Athletics MLB Design Face Coverings
Trey Mancini received a standing ovation and applause from both dugouts Sunday during his first live at-bat after missing the 2020 season while recovering from Stage 3 colon cancer.Atlanta Braves MLB Design Face Coverings
In order to see how the market might end up treating some "hot button" players, I set up five mock drafts, using social media to fill the spots, with no individual participating more than once. Each was conducted using ESPN's 10-team, 5x5 category scoring. Prior to the first mock, I identified the players I was most interested in seeing when they would tend to be taken. In order to not let any personal bias impact the results, I declined to select any of these names myself.Houston Astros MLB Design Face Coverings
California labor law typically requires a full investigation of such allegations before an employee can be fired for cause if the employee denies wrongdoing. The Angels already promoted bullpen coach Matt Wise to serve as interim pitching coach last month.Chicago Cubs MLB Design Face Coverings
"I'm glad people are gonna be back in the stands watching the games," he said. "Spring training is usually a time where there are a lot of people here to kind of see the work on the back fields and on the field before the game... It's definitely different. I miss that, still. Hopefully we get that back sooner rather than later...
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It started with a game of catch with former A's starter Kendall Graveman, and when Kazmir liked the way that felt, he kept throwing and eventually graduated to bullpen sessions. Last fall, he played in a small independent pop-up league in the Houston area run by former big leaguers Roger Clemens and Greg Swindell. Once he saw an opposing hitter in the box and felt his adrenaline spike, Kazmir knew he had to push for more.