Tag Archives: catcher

The MLB is trying to attract African-American pitchers

Greene, who first attended the Urban Youth Academy in Compton, Calif., when he was 7, also represents Major League Baseball’s potential star role model in its battle to reverse the…

Signing Alex Avila a positive sign

Just a few days after we were led to believe a backup catcher was out of the team’s price range, the Tigers opened their checkbook for a marginal, yet necessary…

Pirates catching prospect Diaz

Diaz has become so adept at playing the position that he has won the 2015 Captain’s Catcher Award from Baseball America for being the best defensive catcher in the minor…

Angels’ Taylor Ward has earned his ticket to big league camp

It isn’t exactly unheard of for a first-round draft pick to be invited to the very next big league spring training camp. However, in the case of the Los Angeles…

Violation of collision rule costs Phils vs. Reds

Galvis threw home for the forceout, but instead of stepping on the plate, Ruiz blocked the plate and tagged out Anthony DeSclafani for the second out. Reds manager Bryan Price…

Pitches becomes an art form

When the ball hit Randy Knorr’s mitt, the Toronto Blue Jays catcher moved it back over the strike zone. You know that was a ball, and now you made everybody…