Matt Snyder

CBS Sports Writer /

MLB injury report: Return timeline, updates for Giancarlo Stanton, Christian Yelich and others

Here's our regularly updated look at the injuries that are causing the biggest stir across Major League Baseball

Four reasons why Dodgers' Cody Bellinger could be MLB's first .400 hitter since Ted Williams

We haven't seen anyone hit .400 since Ted Williams in 1941

The Pirates are having an especially strange season and keep winning despite some poor statistics

The Pirates are four games over .500 but have a negative-39 run differential

MLB Power Rankings: An NL East divide is forming with the Phillies and Braves far ahead of the pack

On the other hand, the concerns with the Mets and Nationals seem legitimate by now

MLB scores: Astros win 10th straight game; Trout hits 250th career HR

Here is everything you need to know about the day in baseball

Angels' Tommy La Stella is slugging homers at career pace thanks to new upright stance

La Stella had 10 career HRs entering the season; he now has 11 this season

The reasons why the Astros have the best offense in baseball even with former MVP Jose Altuve on the shelf

A look at the numbers behind the Astros' recent offensive surge

MLB grades: Injured Yankees, upstart Twins pass early tests; big fat 'F' for two NL East teams at 2019 quarter-mark

We're just about at the 40-game mark of the 2019 season. How's it going for each team?

MLB scores: Brewers waste Lorenzo Cain's five hits in loss; Astros win sixth straight game

Here is everything you need to know about the day in baseball

Carlos Rodon needs Tommy John surgery as White Sox's bad fortune with young starters continues

Rodon won't return until the second half of the 2020 season

Your MLB ERA leader is 35-year-old Jon Lester, and he's doing it by painting the corners amid diminished velocity

In the fifth year of his six-year deal, the Cubs veteran ace is still getting it done

Why the Brewers' inability to hit away from Miller Park could be costly down the road

Milwaukee's road splits are drastically worse than at Miller Park

MLB Power Rankings: Why the Astros, Yankees, Cubs and three others have a legitimate claim for No. 1

Who is the best team in baseball? More than a handful of teams have a claim

Matt Snyder has been a baseball writer with CBS Sports since 2011. A member of the BBWAA, he's now covered every World Series since 2010. The former Indiana University baseball player now lives on the north side of Indianapolis with his wife, daughter and son.