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  • No perfect bullpen strategy, but depth, flexibility help

    When the Detroit Tigers signed Joe Nathan before the 2014 season, they expected baseball's active saves leader to simply keep rolling. After a few too many bad outings, they traded for a backup plan in Joakim Soria, widely considered the top reliever on the market.
  • NL teams experimenting with pitchers hitting 8th

    Amid a testy start to the season — looking at you, Bryan Price; also you, Royals, White Sox and Athletics — comes a bit of managerial creativity sure to put a smile on the face of any innovative Strat-O-Matic player. More National League...

    Quick trip around Major League Baseball

    Quick trip around Major League Baseball
    American League Central Division White Sox: Top prospect Carlos Rodon arrives, follows the Buehrle-Sale game plan of starting out in pen. Indians: SI cover jinx update: Only 11 home runs entering weekend — all on road, and all solo. Royals:...

    Cubs-Reds rained out on Saturday

    Cubs-Reds rained out on Saturday
    CINCINNATI -- Saturday's game between the Chicago Cubs and Cincinnati Reds was postponed because of rain after a four-hour, 13-minute delay. The tarp was briefly pulled off the infield at about 3:30 p.m. CDT, and groundscrew workers lined the field. But...

    1st time since '08 two starting pitchers bat 8th in MLB game

    For the first time since 2008, both teams batted their starting pitcher in the eighth spot Friday when the Colorado Rockies hosted the Chicago Cubs in their home opener. Cubs lefty Travis Wood batted ahead of second baseman and No. 9 hitter Arismendy...