Alyson Footer, a national correspondent, originally joined MLB.com as a reporter in 2001.
|Angels manager Mike Scioscia didn't watch Ken Griffey Jr. play on a regular basis during the Hall of Fame outfielder's career, but he's fairly certain that one of his current players will, when it's all said and done, fit that same once-in-a-generation mold.
More»Trout receives 2016 Best Major Leaguer MLB Award|
|There's been a bit of shuffling of the top five teams in our weekly Power Rankings, with Washington making its debut as No. 1, and the Cubs, though surging, slipping a bit from their top spot. Three weeks into the season seems like a good time to give props to the Rockies and D-backs, who are thriving while the two teams normally leading the National League West -- the Giants and Dodgers -- are still trying to get on a roll.
More»Harper stays sizzling, wins NL Player of the Week|
|John Vincent was already on an emotional roller coaster last January when he received a phone call with news -- happy news -- that he wasn't expecting. And he couldn't believe he was hearing. The call was from Cubs manager of game and events production Jim Oboikowitch, who informed Vincent, a Wrigley Field fixture as a regular anthem singer, that he would be receiving a World Series ring from the team.
More»Cubs anthemist receives 2017 World Series ring|
|In a game steeped in tradition, it's fitting that little changes from year to year when it's time to honor Major League Baseball's most prolific icon.
More» Brewers booth on Jackie Robinson's impact|
|Most likely, this will be one of the few times that our MLB Power Rankings don't necessarily reflect what's happening in the standings.
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|Max Scherzer received his two Esurance MLB Awards for 2016 during a pregame ceremony on Wednesday, and he expressed his gratitude toward the fans, who count for a big part of the voting body.
|The Astros finalized their 25-man Opening Day roster Thursday night, awarding the last spot to right-hander Jandel Gustave. He will be one of eight relievers to begin the season.
More» Gustave strikes out Bryant swinging in 7th|
|The Astros on Thursday made official what they revealed as they were departing Florida on Wednesday -- right-hander Collin McHugh will start the year on the 10-day disabled list while he continues to build arm strength he lost while dealing with fatigue issues this spring.
More» McHugh K's J. Martinez in the 1st inning|
|The Astros will begin the 2017 season as legitimate contenders to win the American League West division, and Minute Maid Park has undergone another dramatic transformation, with a rebuilt center field section offering a more comfortable, spacious area and improved food and drink options for fans.
More»Astros unveil new center-field concourse, mural|
|Exhibition baseball in San Antonio concluded Saturday, with the Rangers topping the Indians, 8-4, before an announced Big League Weekend crowd of 28,674 at the Alamodome.
More» Puello hits a three-run home run|
|Soon after Boone Logan signed as a free agent with the Indians last month, his wife pointed out a segment of the Tribe's Spring Training schedule that piqued the lefty's interest: A two-game series at the Alamodome in San Antonio, right in the middle of March.
More» Logan strikes out Middlebrooks in 6th|
|Right-hander A.J. Griffin further solidified his standing as a favorite to win a job in the Rangers' rotation out of Spring Training on Friday night against the Indians in the Alamodome.
More» Griffin fans Ramirez in the 3rd inning|
|Playing far from their spring Arizona homes, with quirky conditions inside of a domed football stadium, the Indians and Rangers opened their two-game Big League Weekend series Friday night with a low-scoring affair that the Tribe won, 3-2.
More» Almonte hits a back-to-back homer in the 1st|
|Texas icon Nolan Ryan and Indians skipper Terry Francona traded barbs and stories during Thursday's "Kings of the Diamond" dinner, the annual kickoff to an action-packed weekend of baseball in San Antonio.
More»Francona and Ryan on broken up no-hitter|
|Nationals and Astros fans were given their first glimpse of baseball's newest Spring Training facility on Tuesday, when the two clubs played their first game on the field of The Ballpark of the Palm Beaches.
More»The Ballpark of the Palm Beaches opens with flair|
|With a booming, raspy voice, infectious laugh and enough stories to fill a dozen memoirs, Jamie Hildreth was one of the most beloved figures within the Houston Astros' organization.
More»Footer remembers beloved Astros exec Hildreth|
|The Astros on Tuesday introduced several food items that will be available at Minute Maid Park this season, confident their food options will be as appealing as the team they have put together for 2017.
More»New food available at Minute Maid Park in 2017|
|Given everything Jameson Taillon has gone through in his pro baseball career, he takes nothing for granted -- especially the simple act of going through the physical rigors required in order to be ready for an upcoming season.
More»Taillon prepares for Spring Training in Texas|
|Nearly five years have passed since Tyler Naquin was selected by the Indians in the first round of the 2012 Draft, but when it comes to staying in shape and preparing for the season, the only place he wants to be is the weight room at Texas A&M with his fellow Aggies.
More»Naquin prepares for Spring Training in Texas|
|No matter how much time passes, it's likely no one will ever be able to truly explain why Jeff Bagwell's batting stance, in all of its weird, squatty, uncomfortable glory, worked so well for the first baseman.
More»Bagwell on creating his infamous batting stance|