R.J. Anderson

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NL Rookie of the Year: Sorting through favorites, dark horses as Jordan Walker makes Cardinals roster

Walker, Corbin Carroll and Kodai Senga are some of the names to know entering the 2023 season

AL Rookie of the Year: Ranking favorites and dark horses, including Anthony Volpe, Gunnar Henderson

Two potential stars from the Orioles and two from the Yankees appear to be the early top dogs

Dylan Bundy signing: Mets add veteran pitcher on minor-league deal as depth for aging, injury-prone rotation

Bundy is familiar with manager Buck Showalter from their shared time in Baltimore

Yankees shortstop battle: Assessing Anthony Volpe, Oswald Peraza and Isiah Kiner-Falefa before Opening Day

Two top prospects appear to have already outpaced the incumbent in the Bronx

Miles Mikolas extension: Cardinals starter signs two-year, $40 million deal after Opening Day nod

Mikolas was supposed to hit free agency after the 2023 season

Luke Voit among eight notable veterans with opt-outs before MLB Opening Day 2023

A group of Article XX(B) free agents can opt out Saturday

2023 MLB Opening Day starter tracker: List of pitchers starting Game 1, including Shohei Ohtani, Max Scherzer

The Opening Day nod is a huge honor, even if it's just one game out of 162

Jose Altuve injury update: Astros star to miss more than two months after surgery on fractured thumb

Altuve was hit in the hand during an at-bat in the World Baseball Classic

Shohei Ohtani vs. Mike Trout: Breaking down WBC's epic final at-bat and the off-the-charts slider to end it

Ohtani bested his Angels teammate with the title on the line Tuesday night

When's the next World Baseball Classic? MLB commissioner Rob Manfred confirms plans for 2026 tournament

The 2023 version wrapped up Tuesday night with Japan winning it all

Braves make surprise roster moves and appear to pick veteran option as Opening Day shortstop

The Braves sent Vaughn Grissom and Braden Shewmake to the minors on Monday

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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