Right-hander Marcus Stroman took a no-hitter into the seventh inning, Ian Kinsler had a two-run home run, and the United States beat Puerto Rico 8-0 to win the World Baseball Classic for the first time on Wednesday at Dodger Stadium.
As spring training begins to wind down, teams are starting to make the tough roster decisions. Many clubs are attempting to fill the back end of the rotation or determine which reserves deserve a bench job. For the few fortunate teams, such as the defending champion Chicago Cubs, the key remaining issue might be deciding the pecking order in a packed bullpen.
Reigning National League Cy Young Award winner Max Scherzer likely will miss the Washington Nationals' season opener because of a stress fracture in his right ring finger, manager Dusty Baker said on Thursday.
Miami Marlins star pitcher José Fernández was intoxicated and speeding while at the helm of the boat that crashed off Miami Beach last September, killing him and two friends, according to an investigative report on the incident.
The Florida Wildlife Commission determined Jose Fernandez was the operator of the speeding boat that crashed and killed the Miami Marlins pitcher and two others in the early morning of Sept. 25, 2016, according to the investigation report concluded after six months.