The 32-year-old right-hander was signed to a one-year, $10 million contract during the offseason to shore up what was an abysmal starting rotation in 2020. In his first two spring starts, Richards did little to prove himself as a reliable option. He was saved by the mercy rule in his debut then allowed four runs and three walks in two innings of work in his second outing.San Francisco Giants MLB Design Face Coverings

"There's plenty to take away from today," Peterson told reporters over Zoom once his day was over. "Plenty to work on going forward and looking forward to the next start."Cincinnati Reds MLB Design Face Coverings

Rayfield said that in a follow-up to the November interview with her client, an attorney with Major League Baseball told her the league would be unable to investigate the matter further because the woman declined to provide her name.

The setback prompted Lux to spend the second half of the offseason in Los Angeles. He stayed with Brandon McDaniel, the Dodgers’ director of player performance, and spent the bulk of his time at Dodger Stadium. He worked out with McDaniel in the morning before taking groundballs and batting practice from third base coach Dino Ebel. The meals were healthier. The days were more regimented.Philadelphia Phillies MLB Design Face Coverings
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The genesis for this article actually began with a discussion about center fielders. My editor Dan Mullen and I were talking about all the great defensive center fielders in today's game: Kevin Kiermaier, Luis Robert, Byron Buxton, Jackie Bradley Jr., Cody Bellinger, Trent Grisham, Ramon Laureano, Lorenzo Cain, Victor Robles, George Springer. It's an impressive list. The best group ever? I thought of the late 1990s/early 2000s, when you had Ken Griffey Jr., Jim Edmonds, Andruw Jones, Carlos Beltran, Steve Finley, Mike Cameron, Kenny Lofton, Bernie Williams and Darin Erstad, among others, patrolling center field - and those guys could hit a little bit, too.San Diego Padres MLB Design Face Coverings, Baltimore Orioles MLB Design Face Coverings, Fanatics Face Mask

Thus many pitchers occupied more than one role in both seasons, and many pitchers pitched at more than one level in 2019. The job descriptions here refer to the role they occupied most frequently in a given season. Thus there were 228 relievers last season whose primary job description in 2019 was also MLB reliever.


#Dodgers LHP David Price is slated for one inning today. MGR Dave Roberts said he expects Price to be built up enough to be in opening-day rotation but added that Price is willing to fulfill "whatever role is best for the Dodgers in 2021." So it's possible he could P in relief.