Yankees, Mets react to NYC vax mandate change to come

PORT ST. LUCIE — The Yankees and Mets’ lack of concern about New York City’s private-sector vaccine mandate proved to be warranted. Vaccinated or not, they will all be able to play at home once the season begins in two weeks. Mayor Eric Adams is set to announce on Thursday the easing of the workplace … Read more

Tommy Pham agrees to deal with Reds

GOODYEAR, Ariz. — After starting Spring Training by trading away several players, the re-working of the Reds’ roster has brought several new additions. The latest move by Cincinnati came late Wednesday, when the club agreed to terms on a one-year contract with free-agent outfielder Tommy Pham. The deal, which includes a mutual option for 2023, … Read more

Blue Jays plan to capitalize on pitching depth in 2022

CLEARWATER, Fla. — The past few seasons have taken traditional pitching roles and put them in a blender. This transition was already in its early stages, but there’s now a fast-growing middle ground of pitchers who go by many names, whether that be openers, long relievers, hybrids or bulk guys. Not quite a starter, but … Read more

Top 10 right fielders for 2022 discussion

Every year, MLB Network previews the upcoming season with its “Top 10 Players Right Now” specials, which break down the best at each position. The latest installment, on the Top 10 right fielders, aired Wednesday night. Now, MLB.com is continuing the debate with a panel of experts — Mark Feinsand, Sarah Langs and Mike Petriello … Read more

Pete Alonso happy to be a met despite no long-term deal yet

PORT ST. LUCIE — All things considered, Pete Alonso’s first experience being arbitration-eligible went about as well as he could have expected. And while a long-term deal was not broached during this negotiating process, according to Alonso, the Mets first baseman isn’t ruling out something like that happening down the road. “Eventually, yeah, we’ll see,” … Read more

Will Middlebrooks recruited Trevor Story to Boston with New York joke

Former Red Sox third baseman Will Middlebrooks played a role in recruiting Trevor Story, who signed a six-year, $140 million deal with Boston this week, and started off his pitch with a direct shot at New York. “I was selling it for days,” Middlebrooks told the Boston Globe, referring to previous conversations he had with … Read more