Month: April 2021

2:57 PM ET An MRI performed on Ronald Acuna Jr. showed he has a mild abdominal strain and he is day-to-day, the Atlanta Braves announced Monday. The star outfielder left the Braves’ blowout victory over the Chicago Cubs on Sunday night in the fourth inning with the injury. Acuna had reached base via a walk
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5:06 PM ET Miami Marlins outfielder Starling Marte has a fractured rib and will be sidelined for at least a week, the team announced Monday. An MRI taken Monday on Marte’s left side revealed a non-displaced fracture in his 12th rib, according to the Marlins. Marte will miss all baseball activities for the next five
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7:50 PM ET ESPN News Services PHILADELPHIA — The Phillies placed three players on the injured list due to COVID-19 protocols and two more coaches weren’t with the team for a game Monday against the San Francisco Giants. A source told ESPN’s Jesse Rogers that one player tested positive and the others were placed on
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2:31 PM ET NEW YORK — Amid the New York Yankees‘ worst two-week stretch to begin an MLB season in more than two decades, general manager Brian Cashman admitted the team is off to a “really disappointing” start but is exuding patience with both the roster and coaching staff. “It’s 15 games,” Cashman said Monday.
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2:57 PM ET Jeff PassanESPN Close ESPN MLB insiderAuthor of “The Arm: Inside the Billion-Dollar Mystery of the Most Valuable Commodity in Sports” Cincinnati Reds outfielder Nick Castellanos‘ appeal of a two-game suspension has been denied, sources told ESPN’s Kiley McDaniel and Jeff Passan. Castellanos will serve both games for what MLB called “his aggressive
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3:23 PM ET ESPN News Services Antron Pippen, the oldest child of Scottie Pippen and a former player himself, has died, the longtime NBA great said Monday. Pippen shared the news in an Instagram post accompanied by several photos of the two from over the years. “The two of us shared a love for basketball
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3:49 PM ET Tim BontempsESPN NBA free agency ahead of the 2021-22 season will begin on Monday, Aug. 2, at 6 p.m. ET, with contracts allowed to be officially signed on Friday, Aug. 6, at 12:01 p.m., the league said. Monday’s announcement comes in the wake of the league saying last month that the NBA
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3:19 PM ET Gonzaga freshman guard Jalen Suggs — the third-rated player in ESPN’s Top 100 prospects — is entering the 2021 NBA draft, he told ESPN on Monday. Suggs made the announcement Monday afternoon on The Jump from his Minneapolis home. Suggs, a 6-foot-4 point guard, led Gonzaga to a sensational season as the
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