No one wants to pull a Jose Canseco in the outfield. (Screenshot via MiLB.com) Pulling a Jose Canseco can mean so many things these days. It could mean writing a bestselling book, tweeting about shooting your finger off or even making a come back in an
Sam Miller ESPN.com Close Follow on Twitter A few weeks before the trade deadline a year ago, the Cubs acquired Aroldis Chapman, a star reliever who would spend one-third of a regular season and one full postseason in Chicago before hitting free agency. Earlier this month, the Diamondbacks acquired J.D. Martinez, a star outfielder who will spend one-third of a regular season and (most likely) one full postseason in Arizona before hitting free agency. The way we ordinarily assess major leaguers -- by their WAR, for instance, or their projected WAR or even by how much a major league team is willing to pay them to play baseball -- Martinez and Chapman are comparable. Chapman signed an $86 million
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Nationals are hopeful that Stephen Strasburg will make his next scheduled start despite exiting Sunday's outing after two innings with pain in his forearm. The right-hander met with team doctors but did not undergo an MRI, Washington manager Dusty Baker said Tuesday. Team spokeswoman Amanda Comak later told reporters that Strasburg was diagnosed with a nerve impingement that is no longer a problem, without providing further details. "The doctor said he's doing fine. Hoping he'll progress enough to make the next start," Baker said. Following Sunday's start at Arizona, Strasburg described the problem as slight "achiness" in his forearm and said the early exit was a precaution.