WATCH: Locker room prank gets the best of Juan Uribe

  • The Dodgers are getting a head start on the locker room hijinks this season.Infielder Juan Uribe sat down at his locker to rest for a minute, but夜网论坛 shortstop Hanley Ramirez had a different plan. GOT HEEEEEEM![......]

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    The George Springer Show continues with yet another homer

  • The team that couldn’t win is suddenly playing pretty good baseball, and the rookie who couldn’t hit big-league pitching is suddenly tearing the cover off the baseball.George Springer hit yet another home run on Wednesday afternoon in Kansas City, his ninth home run in his past 18 games for the Astros (and sixth in six games). Yep, you read that right: nine home runs in 18 games. MORE: Springer a hot commodity for fantasy ownersThat’s more than the Royals, as a team, have the entire month of May. And the Astros, who at one point were 11-26 on the season, are winning baseball games. From May 11 to May 19, they went 6-2. On Wednesday, they completed a three-game road sweep of the Royals to run their current winning streak to five games. They've outscored the Mariners and Royals 34-10 in that stretch. Very impressive. But back to Springer. The 11th pick in the 2011 Draft out of the University of Connecticut, the exceptionally talented outfielder piled up counting stats — of the good and bad variety — in the minors at an insane pace.In 2012, at Single-A (advanced) an夜网论坛d Double-A combined, Springer had 24 home runs, 87 RBIs, 32 stolen bases, 109 runs and a .302 average in 128 games. In 2013, at Double-A and Triple-A combined, Springer had 37 homers, 108 RBIs, 45 stolen bases, 109 runs and a .303 average in 135 games.And, oh, yeah, he struck out a total of 317 times in those two seasons.Jaw-dropping numbers, all.Springer made his big-league debut on April 16, and he stru[......]

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    Long-time third baseman Ryan Zimmerman to play left field in rehab game

  • WASHINGTON — Washington Nationals third baseman Ryan Zimmerman is scheduled to play five innings in left field Saturday night in his second rehab game with their Class-A farm team.Zimmerman has never played the outfield in the majors or minors. Manager Matt Williams says "He's ready. He's done a lot of work out there."Zimmerman was placed on the 15-day disabled list April 13 after breaking his right thumb while diving back to second on a pickoff attempt the day before. He's missed 42 games. The career third baseman has indicated a willingness to play left field. He's also practiced at first base. Left fielder Bryce Harper is out until mid-July following left th夜网论坛umb surgery.Zimmerman went 0 for 3 with a sacrifice fly as the designated hitter Friday night in Potomac, Virginia.[......]

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