Mike Axisa

CBS Sports Writer /

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

World Baseball Classic: Yankees slugger Aaron Judge won't commit to 2026 tournament — 'We'll see where we are'

The recently wrapped 2023 tournament showcased many of MLB's top position players

Adam Wainwright injury update: Cardinals veteran to miss 'several weeks' with groin strain

Wainwright, who pitched for Team USA in the WBC, will open the 2023 MLB season on the injured list

Batting Around: When is the ideal time of year to play the World Baseball Classic?

Concerns have arisen that top MLB players are skipping the WBC over the timing; is there another answer?

After Shohei Ohtani-Mike Trout World Baseball Classic showdown, can Angels play meaningful baseball in 2023?

With Ohtani's free agency looming, the Angels are on the clock to convince him to stay

World Baseball Classic winners and losers: Perfection for Shohei Ohtani; D.R. disappoints; pitch clock missed

With the WBC over, let's take a look at the good (Japan), the bad (injuries) and the confusing (run quotients)

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

Mets' Buck Showalter says top prospect Francisco Álvarez could spend most of 2023 season in minors

Álvarez made his MLB debut last year and was in contention for the starting catching job in spring training

MLB rule changes: League to tweak pitch clock, but 15- and 20-second limits remain for 2023 season, per report

The spring training experiment has seen game times drop by about 25 minutes on average

2023 All-WBC team: Shohei Ohtani selected at two positions; Mike Trout, Trea Turner, Randy Arozarena make cut

Ohtani, the 2023 World Baseball Classic MVP, was picked as the tournament's top pitcher and DH

World Baseball Classic: Shohei Ohtani awarded WBC MVP after closing out championship in Japan's win over USA

Ohtani hit .435 and pitched a 1.86 ERA throughout the tournament

World Baseball Classic: Angels superstar Mike Trout confirms plans to play for Team USA in 2026 tournament

Trout was one of the first American players to join the team for the 2023 tournament

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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