Shohei Ohtani fans Mike Trout for final out as Japan wins WBC


Close 10:58 PM ET Jeff PassanESPN Close ESPN MLB insiderAuthor of “The Arm: Inside the Billion-Dollar Mystery of the Most Valuable Commodity in Sports” MIAMI — The dream matchup happened. Ninth inning. Two outs. One-run game. The best player on the planet, Shohei Ohtani, on the mound for Japan. […]

Diamondbacks C Carson Kelly has fractured forearm from HBP

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ESPN News Services Arizona Diamondbacks starting catcher Carson Kelly sustained a fractured forearm after getting hit by a pitch during an exhibition game Monday. Manager Torey Lovullo confirmed the fracture to reporters Tuesday but would not give a timeline on Kelly’s return. Kelly exited Monday’s game against the Chicago […]

MLB’s Rob Manfred pushes for more star pitchers in next WBC


Close MIAMI — The World Baseball Classic, which has produced a string of exhilarating games and enthusiastic crowds, will “100 percent” return in 2026, Major League Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred said Tuesday, moments before Team USA and Japan squared off in the championship game from LoanDepot Park. Before then, […]