How experts are betting Twins vs. Guardians

How experts are betting Twins vs.  Guardians

Business Content, 21+ Friday’s MLB schedule features a full 15-game slate, but expert bettors have focused in on a few games. All the information about to be presented is drawn from the Action Network PRO Report, which provides betting percentages and five “signals” — sharp money, big money, PRO systems, model edges and expert picks … Read more

Gio Urshela breaks up Justin Verlander’s shot for fourth no-hitter

Gio Urshela breaks up Justin Verlander's shot for fourth no-hitter

MINNEAPOLIS — After two frustrating years, Astros ace Justin Verlander was uncertain about his baseball future. The two-time Cy Young Award winner pitched just one game in 2020 and 2021 combined, missing all of last season following Tommy John surgery. Verlander is back to his old self — just like that guy with all those … Read more

This Week in Minor League Baseball: Padres’ Esteury Ruiz blends patience and pop; Pirates’ Henry Davis is moving on up

This Week in Minor League Baseball: Padres' Esteury Ruiz blends patience and pop;  Pirates' Henry Davis is moving on up

Welcome back to The Athletic’s weekly baseball column focused on what’s happening in the minor leagues. As usual, plenty happened last week. Let’s get to it! These players are on fire • Padres outfield prospect Esteury Ruiz has been working on his improving strike zone discipline and it’s showing. He has a 27-game on-base streak … Read more

This Week in Minor League Baseball: Padres’ Esteury Ruiz blends patience and pop; Pirates’ Henry Davis is moving on up

This Week in Minor League Baseball: Padres' Esteury Ruiz blends patience and pop;  Pirates' Henry Davis is moving on up

Welcome back to The Athletic’s weekly baseball column focused on what’s happening in the minor leagues. As usual, plenty happened last week. Let’s get to it! These players are on fire • Padres outfield prospect Esteury Ruiz has been working on his improving strike zone discipline and it’s showing. He has a 27-game on-base streak … Read more

Supermom raised two MLB sons, Tylor Megill, Trevor Megill

Supermom raised two MLB sons, Tylor Megill, Trevor Megill

This mom hit a home run when it came to raising athletes. Julie Megill of Long Beach, California, raised two Major League pitchers—Tylor, the Mets 26-year-old phenom, and Trevor, 28, a reliever for the Twins—yet credits her other half as the family’s MVP in the DNA department. “My husband’s very athletic, so that’s a start,” … Read more

Miguel Sanó’s knee surgery opens the door for Jose Miranda to get his shot in the Twins lineup

Miguel Sanó's knee surgery opens the door for Jose Miranda to get his shot in the Twins lineup

Miguel Sanó will undergo surgery to repair a torn meniscus in his left knee, an injury he suffered on April 26 while celebrating the Twins’ walk-off win against the Tigers. No official timetable has been provided for his return, but meniscus tears typically lead to at least 4-8 weeks on the sidelines. Sanó initially hoped … Read more

This Week in Minor League Baseball: Shea Langeliers goes off; Alex Faedo hits Triple A

This Week in Minor League Baseball: Shea Langeliers goes off;  Alex Faedo hits Triple A

There are a lot of minor-league teams, comprised of a lot of minor-league players. It’s a lot to keep up with. Luckily, The Athletic is here to do that for you. Welcome to this week’s minor-league roundup, where you can find out who’s doing well and who’s going up, as well as other news from … Read more

Average MLB salary up 5.9% from start of last season, according to study

Average MLB salary up 5.9% from start of last season, according to study

NEW YORK — The average salary in the major leagues rebounded to $4.4 million on Opening Day, boosted by a frenzy of free-agent signings before and after the 99-day lockout, according to a study of baseball contracts by The Associated Press. New York Mets pitcher Max Scherzer set a season record at $43.3 million, topping … Read more