Terry Francona’s heart, of all things, has kept him away from baseball. Cleveland’s passionate and driven manager underwent a procedure Thursday to correct an irregular heartbeat that sidelined him for a few games and will prevent him from managing in the All-Star Game next week. The 58-year-old Francona had been experiencing dizziness, fatigue and a rapid heart rate for several weeks. He had a cardiac ablation at the Cleveland Clinic.
Leading into the game, Major League Baseball has two days worth of events slated, including the annual MLB Futures All-Star game on Sunday, July 9 and the 2017 MLB Home Run Derby on Monday, July 10.
Will Cody Bellinger and George Springer be first-time All-Stars? Does Mookie Betts make the starting lineup in the AL? Our experts make their selections.
The All-Star Game isn’t just a reward for a good three months. It should be a reward for brilliant careers, too.
From David Ortiz to Fernando Rodney, here are 10 things we took note of during Tuesday's All-Star Game.
MVP Eric Hosmer and catcher Salvador Perez, American League All-Star co-stars and Kansas City Royals teammates, know a thing or two about defying expectations.
The pair of stars faced off for the first time Tuesday night, and expressed immense respect for each other post-game.
After topping the major leagues during the first half of the season as they seek their first title in more than a century, the Chicago Cubs dominated the rosters for next week's All-Star game.
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The Chicago Cubs become just the second team in baseball history to have its entire infield be named All-Star starters.
Here are the full rosters for the 2016 MLB All-Star Game in San Diego
The Chicago Cubs and Boston Red Sox headline the American and National League starting rosters for the 2016 MLB All-Star Game. The top vote-getters were announced on Tuesday night, with the Cubs sending an MLB-high five starting players (seven total) to the Midsummer Classic at San Diego on July 12. Eleven of the starters selected by fans are first-year selections, the most since 2005.
Rangers' Cole Hamels, Ian Desmond named to AL All-Star team
Dire weather forecasts hanging over the All-Star Game helped drive down costs, but still left the Cincinnati game with among the highest-priced tickets for baseball's midsummer game in recent years.
Mike Trout flashed the skill that puts him at the front of baseball's new generation, just moments after four of the all-time greats walked off the field.
Get live commentary, analysis and updates from tonight's All-Star Game in Cincinnati as the American and National Leagues square off at Great American Ball Park.
sterday, Craig Edwards provided his thoughts on the Final Vote for this year's MLB All-Star Game in Cincinnati, Ohio. Craig put forth valid reasoning as to why he is choosing St. Louis Cardinals starting pitcher Carlos Martinez over qualified candidates such as Clayton Kershaw and Troy Tulowitzki. As you should know by now, this is a Cardinals-centric blog. Our staff writes about the Cardinals because we are fans of the Cardinals. We all know Martinez is one of Craig's favorite players. It should have been clear if you follow him, but if not, he told us that this was the case yesterday.
Oh, please, stop your whining. Clayton Kershaw was not selected to be a National League All-Star. The sporting world still spins. Here's a real news break for you — he shouldn't be. It's supposed to be a game featuring the players having the best first halves of the season, not having really good seasons. There shouldn't be any free pass based on past excellence. It's an All-Star game, not a lifetime achievement award. This is about 2015. And in 2015, Kershaw has been really good, which is not good enough to be invited to Cincinnati.
Baseball is back! That means it’s time to dust off the tired, ABCs trope to give a quick rundown of the coming 162 games. Enjoy!
There was a time when baseball made sense to me. What I see these days is nonsense. News item during the spring: The Chicago Cubs send third baseman Kris Bryant back to the minor leagues for more seasoning. Reaction: How can baseball let its best prospect go back to the minors after batting .425 in spring training and leading the planet with nine home runs? News item over the winter: Baseball owners and the players union negotiate the use of a 20-second pitch clock in Double-A and Triple-A games.