Matt Johnson

Matt Johnson
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Writer at Sportsnaut. Journalism student at San Diego State University. Seen on MSN. Previously: eDraft, The Connection

Hanley Ramirez officially released by the Boston Red Sox

One week after the Boston Red Sox designated him for assignment, first baseman Hanley Ramirez has now been released by the organization and is free to sign...

Russell Wilson and Ciara join efforts to bring MLB team to Portland

Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson and singer/songwriter Ciara have teamed up with the Portland Diamond Group's campaign to bring a MLB team to Portland. https://twitter.com/BizballMaury/status/1002575472801136641 The Portland Diamond Group,...

Mike Martz returns to coaching in Alliance of American Football League

Mike Martz, who spent five seasons as the St. Louis Rams head, will return to the coaching ranks in a familiar setting in 2019.  The 67-year-old will...
Mets fan

Mets make history by hiring female PA announcer

In a season that already saw Jenny Cavnar become the first woman since 1993 to do play-by-play for a MLB telecast, the New York Mets have now...
Antonio Gates

Philip Rivers wants Antonio Gates to return to Chargers

In the aftermath of the Los Angeles Chargers losing tight end Hunter Henry to a torn ACL, speculation about a potential reunion between the team and Antonio...
Jets quarterback Sam Darnold

Sam Darnold receives first-team reps

On a depth chart loaded with experience, New York Jets rookie quarterback Sam Darnold received his first taste of first-team reps on Monday https://twitter.com/eallenjets/status/1001525899190263813 The No. 3 overall pick...

Does Joe Maddon teach his players to slide dirty?

Chicago Cubs manager Joe Maddon is renowned as one of the best in the sport. He is highly regarded for his hilarious quotes about his own players,...

Report: Cubs and Indians favorites to land Manny Machado

As each day passes, Baltimore Orioles shortstop Manny Machado appears to draw closer to being traded. Meanwhile, a clearer picture begins to emerge for who might be...

Clayton Kershaw ‘should be’ ready to pitch in five days

The Los Angeles Dodgers could soon welcome back the most necessary piece to their ball club if they want to turn their season around. According to Bill Plunkett...

Rockets raise $100K for Santa Fe Memorial Fund

As the Golden State Warriors host the Houston Rockets Game 6 of the Western Conference Finals in Oakland, a watch party will be held at the Toyota...
Carlos Santana and Maikel Franco

WATCH: Carlos Santana narrowly averts disaster and somehow still gets runner out

The Philadelphia Phillies were able to share a laugh after a scare in the second inning of Saturday's game against the Toronto Blue Jays. On a groundball hit...

Report: Shohei Ohtani will pitch in next series against Tigers

Baseball fans who were disappointed Los Angeles Shohei Ohtani wouldn't start on Sunday against the New York Yankees won't have to wait for long to see Ohtani...

10 MLB hitters that strike fear into opposing pitchers

When some MLB hitters step into the batter's box, pitchers take careful notice. They are the rare players who can live inside a pitcher's head and leave...

15 most impressive breakout MLB players in 2018

The 2018 season has provided fans with many great things. No-hitters, record-setting paces, some great baseball and, of course, breakout MLB players. It happens every year. Several players...
Yankees right fielder Aaron Judge

WATCH: Aaron Judge nails runner at home with 100-mph laser

New York Yankees right fielder Aaron Judge is largely known for his massive power, which pitchers rightly fear. On Friday, the 26-year-old showed base runners a reason...

WATCH: Teammates save Tyler Austin from landing on head after dive over railings

As a player, it's nice to have teammates who are there for you when you need them. For New York Yankees first baseman Tyler Austin, that meant...
Dodgers pitcher Rich Hill

Rich Hill says blister almost healed, will throw to hitters Saturday

The drastic (and gross) measures to heal a persistent blister issue seem to have worked for Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Rich Hill. According to Ken Gurnick of...

Troy Tulowitzki still ‘probably a ways away’ from return

Toronto Blue Jays shortstop Troy Tulowitzki has cleared the first big hurdle in his road to recovery from surgery on both heels to remove bone spurs. According to...

Miguel Cabrera did light running in outfield, making progress on return

More than three weeks after the Detroit Tigers placed first baseman Miguel Cabrera on the 10-day disabled list with a right hamstring strain, the 35-year-old is now...

Former All-Star Hanley Ramirez designated for assignment by Red Sox

In order to open up a roster spot for the return of All-Star second baseman Dustin Pedroia on Friday, the Boston Red Sox surprised many with plans...
Shohei Ohtani had a rough go if it during 2018 spring training

Angels teammates notes that Shohei Ohtani communicates in Spanish

Los Angeles Angels two-way phenom Shohei Ohtani is not only versatile as a baseball player, he is also bilingual and able to communicate with teammates in different...

Report: Royals could soon begin massive fire sale

As the calendar nears June and MLB teams start to evaluate their outlook for the coming months, it appears at least one squad is almost ready to...

Rays’ Carlos Gomez reveals he built coffins as a teenager

Tampa Bay Rays outfielder Carlos Gomez is known for his unique style of play. Like many players born in Latin America, to make it out is an...
Angels pitcher Shohei Ohtani

Angels’ Shohei Ohtani will not make his next scheduled start

In advance of the much-anticipated pitching matchup between fellow countrymen, Los Angeles Angels manager Mike Scioscia announced Shohei Ohtani would not start on Sunday versus Masahiro Tanaka...