Mike Axisa

CBS Sports Writer /

Angels say it's 'too early' to judge struggling Ohtani, but he could start in minors

Ohtani got blasted for seven runs in 1 1/3 innings on Friday and is struggling at the plate

Someone will win $10,000 from a baseball team after UMBC upset Virginia

The 'foolproof promotion' backfired on the St. Paul Saints

Phillies lose starter Jerad Eickhoff for 6-8 weeks, but they have some options

Philadelphia's already slim postseason hopes take a bit of a blow

The Reds locked up underrated Eugenio Suarez with a seven-year contract extension

Now they have to figure out how to get Suarez and top prospect Nick Senzel into the lineup together

Injuries continue to mount for the Mariners as Ichiro, Jean Segura exit game with leg issues

The Mariners are already without Nelson Cruz, Robinson Cano, Felix Hernandez, and several others

One of the Marlins' remaining trade chips will open season on disabled list

Martin Prado suffered a setback in his rehab from knee surgery

Royals starting outfielder suspended 80 games following positive drug test

Jorge Bonifacio won't be in the Royals' Opening Day lineup after all

In an alternate MLB universe, the Marlins could've capitalized on free agent bargains

Alas, the Marlins are instead rebuilding again with a new ownership group led by Bruce Sherman

Spring training: Yankees manager Aaron Boone explains awkward bullpen slip-up

The Yankees failed to warm up a reliever for his scheduled inning Saturday

San Diego Padres 2018 season preview: The future isn't here yet, but it is bright

The Padres won't contend in 2018, but they are building a very good young core

MLB Hot Stove: Mike Moustakas returns to Royals on one-year deal

Royals GM Dayton Moore had previously ruled out a reunion with Moustakas

Indians' Trevor Bauer implies MLB censored his Twitter account

Bauer has created some headaches with his Twitter account over the years

Noah Syndergaard strikes out seven batters in a row, says he's not 'in midseason form'

The Mets right-hander hit 100 mph 11 times on Thursday

Mike Axisa joined CBS Sports in 2013. He has been a member of the BBWAA since 2015 and has previously written about both fantasy baseball and real life baseball for MLBTradeRumors.com, FanGraphs.com, RotoAuthority.com, and YESNetwork.com. Mike is a native New Yorker.

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