Whos on first? A middle infielder, maybe.Hanley Ramirez, Josh Rutledge and Mitch Moreland aren't fully healthy. So the 25th man on the Red Sox has become a matter of corner-infield triage.Rutledge was gearing up to play some first base with Ramirez restricted
Will the Nationals be able to defend an NL East crown for the first time after coming up short in the 2013 and 2015 seasons? Which divisional rival is the biggest threat? In spite of their success over the last five seasons, which includes three division titles and the second-most wins in the majors over that stretch, the Washington Nationals have not been able to win consecutive NL East crowns.
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – Barry Bonds did not waste any time. On the second day of his stint as a Giants spring training instructor, he walked up to Jarrett Parker in an indoor cage and gave the 28-year-old the rhetorical version of an inside fastball. “Hey, man, I hear all this talk about you,” Bonds said to Parker. “I’m here. Let’s see what’s going on.” When you are the starting left fielder for the San Francisco Giants, expect Barry Bonds to take an interest in you. It’s been a decade since the greatest offensive force of nature since Babe Ruth inhabited left field at AT&T Park. You might not live in that corner house any longer, the one with the porch swing and the poplar tree. But you slow down