R.J. Anderson

CBS Sports Staff /

Francisco Alvarez injury update: Mets catcher to undergo thumb surgery, likely out until mid-June

This is a setback for the Mets, who have won six straight games

Florida's Jac Caglianone sees record-tying home run streak come to an end after nine games

Caglianone, a certain top-10 draft pick this summer, is a two-way star for the Gators

FAA investigating Rockies charter flight for unauthorized personnel in cockpit, airline 'deeply disturbed'

Video surfaced on social media that shows a Rockies coach in the cockpit 'at cruise altitude'

Kyle Freeland lands on IL but Rockies pitcher says injury was not related to base-running collision

Freeland, who hurt his shoulder as a pinch-runner, is on the injured list with an elbow issue

Paul Skenes frustrated with workload limits as Pirates top prospect continues scoreless streak in minors

The No. 1 MLB Draft pick has been limited to less than 20 innings in nine pro appearances

Jackson Holliday has struggled in MLB debut so far, but here are three reasons to believe in Orioles prospect

Holliday has recorded just one hit in his first 25 at-bats in the majors

Robert Stephenson injury: Angels reliever to miss 2024 season after signing three-year deal

Stephenson will not make a big-league appearance this year because of an elbow injury

Red Sox play MLB's shortest game since 2010 as Tanner Houck throws 94-pitch gem vs. Guardians

The Red Sox and Guardians wrapped up their business in less than 110 minutes on Wednesday

Albert Suárez makes Orioles start in first MLB appearance since 2017, holds Twins scoreless

Suárez last appeared in the majors more than 2,300 days ago

Garrett Whitlock injury: Red Sox starter placed on IL with strained oblique as rotation hit by injury again

Manager Alex Cora said Whitlock could miss the minimum 15 days

Forrest Whitley debut: Astros promote former top prospect for first MLB appearance as pitching woes continue

Whitley has faced a litany of injuries since he was drafted in 2016

Carl Erskine, Brooklyn Dodgers great who pitched first MLB game in Los Angeles, dies at 97

Erskine is one of only 35 pitchers to throw multiple no-hitters

R.J. Anderson joined CBS Sports in 2016. He previously wrote for Baseball Prospectus, where he contributed to five of the New York Times bestselling annuals. His work has also appeared in Newsweek and Baseball America, as well as on ESPN.com and Wired.com.

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