R.J. Anderson

CBS Sports Staff /

Rays prospect Willy Adames celebrates big-league debut by homering off Chris Sale

Adames is considered the Rays' shortstop of the future

Zack Cozart is concerned the Rays 'have an ulterior motive' in starting Sergio Romo

Cozart thinks teams could be trying to suppress the salaries of starting pitchers

Mets sign veteran slugger Jose Bautista, who should help injury-riddled lineup

Bautista was recently released by the Braves

The Phillies are winning so it's time to recognize Cesar Hernandez is good and getting better

Hernandez is one of the best second basemen in baseball

MLB Sunday scores, highlights, live team updates, news: Shohei Ohtani snaps Angels' losing skid

Plus the D-Backs keep plummeting and the Red Sox make history. Keep it here for all of Sunday's action

Braves release José Bautista after 12 games, potentially marking the end of his career

Bautista didn't do much with his limited opportunity

With most of a starting lineup on the disabled list, the Nationals are promoting 19-year-old prospect Juan Soto

Soto has eight games of experience at Double-A, but he's coming to The Show

Orioles manager Buck Showalter can't wait until home run trot is over for pitching change

Showalter didn't wait for Xander Bogaerts to finish his home-run trot before coming to the mound

The upstart Athletics have another young starter besides Sean Manaea worth keeping an eye on

Daniel Mengden is an interesting arm with an oudated style

MLB Wednesday scores, highlights, live team updates, news: Dodgers lose sixth straight

Keep it right here for all of Wednesday's MLB action

Is Giants' Evan Longoria allergic to walks? Inside his strange early-season numbers

Longoria has recovered from a slow start, but there are still questions worth asking about his performance

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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