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PODCAST: Bob Nightengale on Miguel Cairo, Tony La Russa's Future

USA Today's Bob Nightengale visits the Jack Vita Show to discuss the week's baseball news, including the Chicago White Sox' success with acting manager Miguel Cairo, and what the future could hold for Cairo and manager Tony La Russa. Bob and Jack also discuss Aaron Judge's home run chase, Albert Pujols' quest for 700 home runs, the MLB playoff race, and much more.


Reds Acquire Minor League Infielder from Red Sox in Tommy Pham Trade

The Cincinnati Reds added infielder Nick Northcut Wednesday, completing their August 1 trade with the Boston Red Sox, in which they dealt outfielder Tommy Pham for a player to be named later.

Boston Red Sox infielder Nick Northcut

Red Sox Traded Away Prospect With Organization-Leading 30 Home Runs

The Boston Red Sox traded away power-hitting corner infielder Nick Northcut to complete the Tommy Pham trade with the Cincinnati Reds.


Minor League Baseball Players Officially Joining MLBPA

Wednesday afternoon it became official: minor league baseball players will be represented by the Major League Baseball Players Association, as arbitrator Marin Scheinman's card count decided that the MLBPA has the support needed to represent minor league players.

Aug 16, 2022; St. Louis, Missouri, USA; St. Louis Cardinals first baseman Paul Goldschmidt (46) is congratulated by teammates after hitting a two run home run against the Colorado Rockies during the fifth inning at Busch Stadium.

National League MVP, Cy Young, Rookie of the Year Odds

The National League awards races have heavy favorites at SI Sportsbook entering the final few weeks of the MLB regular season.


MLB Announces Pitch Clock, Larger Bases and Ban on Shifts for 2023

Friday afternoon, Major League Baseball announced some significant changes coming to the sport in 2023. MLB will implement a pitch timer and a restriction on infield shifts, and also increase the size of its bases for next season.


A Full Breakdown of the MLB Playoff Picture with One Month Remaining

With under four weeks remaining in the Major League Baseball regular season, here's a look at where teams stand, and a breakdown of which divisions, seeds, and Wild Card spots are still up for grabs.


Hayden Wesneski Dominant in Major League Debut as Cubs Top Reds 9-3

Chicago Cubs rookie pitcher Hayden Wesneski was dominant in big league debut at Wrigley Field, throwing five scoreless innings in relief, striking out eight, and picking up his first win Tuesday night. The Cubs beat the Cincinnati Reds 9-3.


WATCH: Grown Man Takes Baseball from Young Woman in Cubs' Bleachers

A young woman at the Chicago Cubs game Tuesday night was cheering for former Cubs centerfielder Albert Almora Jr. in his return to Wrigley Field. Almora, now a member of the Cincinnati Reds, attempted to throw a ball to her, and a grown man intercepted it from her.

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WATCH: Albert Pujols Crushes Career Home Run Number 694 in Cincinnati

St. Louis Cardinals' first baseman and designated hitter Albert Pujols hit the 694th home run of his career Monday night at the Great American Ballpark in Cincinnati against the Reds. He needs just six more home runs to reach the 700 home run club.

Reds first baseman Joey Votto (19) looks up after striking out in the sixth inning of a game against the Los Angeles Dodgers.

Report: Reds Star Joey Votto Announces Plan for 2023 MLB Season

The Cincinnati first baseman is out for the rest of this season after undergoing shoulder surgery.


All of Friday's 15 Major League Baseball Games Free to Watch on MLB.TV

In celebration of MLB.TV's 20th anniversary, all 15 of Friday's MLB games will be available to watch for free on MLBTV. Major League Baseball made history 20 years ago as the first professional sports league to ever have a live-stream of a regular-season game. Here's a schedule for Friday's games.


WATCH: Cincinnati Reds' Outfielder Jake Fraley Gets Into it with Phillies Fan

In-between innings of Thursday night's game at Citizens Bank Park between the Philadelphia Phillies and Cincinnati Reds, Reds' left fielder Jake Fraley confronted a heckling fan, cursing at him and telling him to shut the (expletive) up. A group of three fans were ejected from the ballpark.


MLB Playoff Schedule: How 2022 Playoffs Will Work with New Format

Major League Baseball announced its playoff schedule last week. It will see a change in format from postseasons past. The expanded postseason field (from 10 teams to 12) will include a brand new, Wild Card Series. Confused? Here's a quick rundown on all things pertaining to the 2022 MLB Playoffs.