Justin Verlander is unburdened, unsatisfied and as sharp as ever

In his return to the mound for the Astros after Tommy John surgery, the two-time Cy Young Award winner has found early success this season.

By Chelsea JanesMay 16, 2022

Reds get an unofficial no-hitter — and an unlikely loss to the Pirates

Cincinnati starter Hunter Greene had a dominant outing, but host Pittsburgh was able to scratch out the game's only run in the eighth and didn't have to bat in the ninth.

By Des BielerMay 15, 2022

Dusty Baker returns to D.C. with a red-hot team and an ever-open heart

Dusty Baker was ostensibly brought to Washington to help a star-laden team get over the top. He left, falling short of that goal -- but he harbors no ill-will toward Dave Martinez, his friend who won a title after Baker exited.

By Chelsea JanesMay 14, 2022

This MLB season, the ball is making everyone batty

With grip issues and lost home runs, the game's most fundamental piece of equipment sparks scrutiny.

By Chelsea JanesMay 14, 2022

Mets cut their very expensive ties with Robinson Canó

Robinson Canó is owed more than $40 million between this season and next.

By Cindy BorenMay 2, 2022

In Nats’ mistake-filled loss, a tale of two sinkers and a Marlins ace

Nationals starter Aaron Sanchez labored through a short start while the Marlins' Sandy Alcantara dominated in an 8-2 loss in South Florida.

By Jesse DoughertyMay 16, 2022

Long balls ruin Patrick Corbin’s day as Nationals fall flat vs. Astros

Houston slugged three home runs against Patrick Corbin to take the series with an 8-0 victory.

By Andrew GoldenMay 15, 2022

Nationals ride Yadiel Hernandez’s bat, grin and bear his glove in win over Astros

Hernandez entered spring training vying for a spot on the bench. He has since become a surprising spark in the lineup.

By Andrew GoldenMay 14, 2022

Why Joey Votto logged on

For so long, Joey Votto has focused on the lonely process of being at his baseball best. This season, he has emerged as a social media superstar in a sport not known for its outsize online personalities.

By Chelsea JanesMay 2, 2022
The Washington Post

As MLB suspends Trevor Bauer, a new accuser speaks out

The emergence of new accusations against Dodgers pitcher Trevor Bauer is the latest chapter in MLB's nearly year-long effort to gain control of a scandal like none it has previously faced.

By Gus Garcia-RobertsApril 30, 2022

MLB suspends Dodgers’ Trevor Bauer for two years for violating abuse policy

Bauer, a former Cy Young winner, hasn't pitched since last summer, when he was accused by a California woman of assaulting her during consensual sex. He said he plans to appeal the suspension.

By Gus Garcia-RobertsApril 29, 2022

Unsealed ‘Yankees letter’ shows they were fined for use of dugout phone

MLB's letter revealed New York was fined $100,000 to communicate stolen signs but little else of consequence.

By Chelsea JanesApril 26, 2022

Nationals, Orioles announcers will travel with teams as MASN reverses course

The Post reported last week on some of the problems with those broadcasts, from technical difficulties to commentary that lagged behind video feeds.

By Ben StraussApril 26, 2022

Trevor Bauer sues California accuser and lawyer as MLB discipline looms

Major League Baseball is readying a decision on potential discipline that could come as early as this week.

By Gus Garcia-RobertsApril 25, 2022

Angel Hernandez just turned in one of the worst-umpired games of the season

Kyle Schwarber was furious with Angel Hernandez after the Phillies loss to the Brewers. Data was on Schwarber's side.

By Neil GreenbergApril 25, 2022

Some MLB broadcasters still aren’t back on the road. Viewers notice.

Missed calls. Delayed commentary. When broadcasters stay home, calling baseball can get ugly quickly.

By Ben StraussApril 23, 2022

The Orioles, still in a rebuild, think they can win without spending

Baltimore must play in the loaded American League East with the lowest payroll in baseball.

By Chelsea JanesApril 23, 2022

Baseball is changing its uniforms. The culture needs some updating, too.

Always a beat slow and a decade or two late, baseball is trying to catch up with the times, as long as there's money to be made.

By Candace BucknerApril 21, 2022

The Yankees face the usual lofty expectations — and the same old questions

The lofty expectations that surround the Yankees are as constant as the pinstripes themselves, but this team looks a lot like last year's.

By Chelsea JanesApril 19, 2022

Red Sox player, staffers test positive for coronavirus

Red Sox catcher Kevin Plawecki, team staffers test positive for coronavirus.

By Matt BonesteelApril 18, 2022

Fresh off a perfect game, Japanese phenom nearly throws another

Pulled Sunday after eight innings, 20-year-old Roki Sasaki has now thrown 17 straight perfect innings in Japan's top baseball league.

By Des BielerApril 17, 2022

In background of potential Nats sale, Lerners face uncertain real estate market

It’s unclear what the Lerner family’s openness to selling the Nationals says about the state of their business empire, but it comes at a time when the industry in which they made their fortune — commercial real estate — faces major uncertainty.

By Jonathan O'ConnellApril 14, 2022

Jackie Robinson’s last plea to MLB: ‘Wake up’ and hire Black managers

Jackie Robinson wanted more from baseball: Black managers and executives. With Frank Robinson, his wish was finally fulfilled.

By Frederic J. FrommerApril 14, 2022