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The 2018 MLB Home Run Derby kicks off the All Star break this Monday in Washington, D.C. — here's everything you need to know about the competition.

Home Run Derby 2018: Everything you need to know about the 8 sluggers competing

The 2018 MLB Home Run Derby kicks off the All Star break this Monday in Washington, D.C. — here's everything you need to know about the competition.

Several MLB teams cut ties with Papa John’s after founder used N-word in conference call

Papa John's latest controversy has begun to cost the brand relationships with baseball teams across the majors.
Alex Bregman's move to dodge an easy tag out forced an error from the Athletics that proved to be the game winner.

Houston Astros win on a bizarre walk-off that included confusion over a dribbler and a nifty dodge

Alex Bregman's move to dodge an easy tag out forced an error from the Athletics that proved to be the game winner.
Manager Terry Francona and pitching coach Carl Willis had a miscommunication that directly lead to the Indians loss on Tuesday night.

Cleveland Indians blow game after coaches warm up wrong pitcher due to nickname mix-up

The Cleveland Indians lost in embarrassing fashion on Tuesday night after coaches had the wrong pitcher enter the game at a crucial juncture — and it was all due to a game of telephone and misheard nicknames.

Sammy Sosa on whether he ever used PEDs: ‘I never tested positive’

Former baseball star Sammy Sosa would not outright deny using PEDs in an interview with ESPN journalist Jeremy Schaap. Sosa has been linked to steroid use in the past.
New York Yankees pitcher Masahiro Tanaka recently injured himself running the bases in an inter-league game, in which the Yankees could not replace him with a Designated Hitter.

MLB insider says the National League will start using the designated hitter rule in 3-5 years

ESPN baseball reporter Buster Olney believes that the National League will finally implement the designated hitter rule in "three-to-five" years, as teams want to make sure their highly-paid pitchers stay healthy and able to pitch.
The Phillie Phanatic fired an errant shot from his hot dog cannon on Monday, accidentally injuring Phillies fan Kathy McVay.

Phillies fan suffered facial injuries from a flying hot dog launched out of a cannon by the Phillie Phanatic

The Phillie Phanatic fired an errant shot from his hot dog cannon on Monday, accidentally injuring Phillies fan Kathy McVay.
San Francisco Giants closer Hunter Strickland

San Francisco Giants closer Hunter Strickland broke his hand punching a door

Hunter Strickland, closer for the San Francisco Giants, will be out for at least six weeks after he fractured his hand from punching a door in frustration over a blown save.

Bryce Harper shaved his beard and everyone made the same Yankees joke

When Bryce Harper appeared newly clean-shaven for a game against the New York Yankees, Twitter erupted with comments that Harper, an impending free agent, was getting in compliance with the Yankees dress code.

29-year-old Mets pitcher is having the season of his life, and the team is wasting it in the saddest of ways

Jacob deGrom has been one of the best pitchers in baseball, but his efforts have been wasted on a Mets offense that frequently fails to score more than one run.