TORONTO (AP) — With opening day postponed until at least mid-May, this might be the year the baseball needs to try out some creative ideas. Here’s one of them: seven-inning doubleheaders. Those have long been a staple of minor league and college baseball. Doubleheaders are rarely scheduled in Major League Baseball. But with the prospect of a shortened season because of the virus outbreak, shortened twinbills could be a new approach. Toronto Blue Jays general manager Ross Atkins and Yankees manager Aaron Boone say seven-inning doubleheaders could add more games in a condensed season without exhausting pitching staffs. The regular season had been scheduled to begin Thursday before being delayed by the virus.
The Texas Rangers today announced that the club has acquired right-handed pitcher Ian Gibaut from the Tampa Bay Rays in exchange for a player to be named later or cash considerations. Gibaut has been optioned […]
SURPRISE, Ariz. — The Rangers recorded a win and a loss in a pair of one-run split squad games on Thursday, beating the Royals 5-4 in Surprise and losing a 2-1 decision to the Cubs […]
By ANDREW WAGNER Associated Press MILWAUKEE (AP) — Milwaukee Brewers pitcher Adrian Houser might just take the woozy feelings he had on the mound Saturday night if he has the same success. Houser struck out […]