William Contreras stating case for more playing time

PHOENIX — Having too much of anything has usually been viewed as a good problem within the baseball world. But that doesn’t mean Braves manager Brian Snitker won’t feel some stress as he attempts to manage Ronald Acuña Jr.’s workload while attempting to give William Contreras as many plate appearances as possible, preferably while Acuña … Read more

Hudson, Arenado end frustrations in 5-2 Cardinals win over San Diego | St. Louis Cardinals

Dakota Hudson had been waiting for the day he would still be pitching in the seventh inning for the Cardinals. He hadn’t made it past the fifth in his previous four starts. Nolan Arenado was waiting for the day he would hit something besides the occasional single. In five recent games, he hadn’t even had … Read more

Mets’ big division lead allows for caution with Brandon Nimmo

Brandon Nimmo believes the Mets’ three-game weekend sweep of the Phillies has made it easier for him to sit out with a sore right wrist. With an 8 ¹/₂-game lead entering their Memorial Day game against the Nationals, Buck Showalter is remaining patient with two of his lineup staples, Nimmo and Jeff McNeil. While Nimmo … Read more