Megan Zahneis, winner of the Breaking Barriers essay contest who earned the job of youth correspondent in 2011, is a reporter for MLB.com.
|When the Trade Deadline arrives on Aug. 1, Jay Bruce may no longer be with the Cincinnati Reds. Bruce's name has swirled in trade talks for much of the past year, and rumors have only intensified as he's hit .263/.314/.530, tacking on 19 home runs and 66 RBIs.
More» Bruce opens the scoring with a two-run smash|
|Kendal Young didn't even want to enter this year's "Breaking Barriers: In Sports, In Life Essay Contest," sponsored by Scholastic and Church & Dwight.
More»Essay contest winner Kendal Young on winning essay|
|The T-Mobile Home Run Derby at Petco Park in San Diego (8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT on ESPN and MLB.com) is just hours away, and the contestants' All-Star peers have chimed in with their picks. And the general consensus is steering in Orioles' slugger Mark Trumbo's direction.
More»Trumbo destroys pitches in season's first half|
|One of the highlights of All-Star FanFest on Sunday in San Diego was Jackie Robinson's daughter, Sharon, who heads MLB's Breaking Barriers character education program. She was on hand to visit with fans and sign copies of her latest children's book, which was given away to fans at the event.
|Nate Smith was selected to represent the Angels in this year's SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game. This time next year, odds are he won't be eligible.
More» Nate Smith, LHP, Angels|
|Ken and Roanna Naquin cracked their first Opening Day roster this year. So did Heather and Brian White, and Julie and Jeff Shaw. These proud parents will be living vicariously through their sons -- Tyler Naquin, Tyler White and Travis Shaw -- who will don uniforms for the Indians, Astros and Red Sox for the first time.
More»Young players anticipate their first MLB Opening Day|
|For Reymond Fuentes, it's all in the family.
More»Fuentes talks about Opening Day with Zahneis|
|Eugenio Suarez has big shoes to fill. The 24-year-old is slated to replace recently departed fan favorite Todd Frazier at third base in Cincinnati this season.
More»Suarez talks with Zahneis about Opening Day roster|
|Chris Carter and the Brewers are a natural fit. The California native -- having been a part of the Astros' rebuilding process that culminated in 2015 with a run into the ALDS -- feels well equipped to help his new team handle its growing pains.
More» Carter hits a towering solo home run|
|Jonathan Lucroy's seventh season as the Brewers' backstop figures to be a bit different than the six that preceded it.
More»Lucroy discusses his approach as season nears|
|Lou Piniella said he'd talked enough baseball for one weekend.
More»Reds Alumni share their favorite Reds memories|
|Todd Frazier's trophy case is filling up fast in 2015. After bringing a Home Run Derby title to Cincinnati in July, Frazier took the podium Friday night at Redsfest to accept the club's annual Joe Nuxhall Good Guy Award.
|Halfway into his fourth full season in the big leagues, Todd Frazier is leading the Reds in hits, RBIs, slugging percentage and OPS. He netted both the third-base starting role in the Midsummer Classic and the Home Run Derby crown as the hometown favorite in last week's All-Star festivities. But what's more, Frazier is a leader.
More» Frazier rips a solo homer to center field|
|Baseball is a kid's game. Now more than ever, that statement holds truth. Take, for instance, the 2015 MLB All-Star Game presented by T-Mobile.
More»Bryce Harper on MLB Tonight from the All-Star Game|
|The fun at T-Mobile All-Star FanFest continued Saturday with a day devoted to commemorating the 25th anniversary of the 1990 Reds' World Series victory. But as usual, the ceremony honoring the "Wire-to-Wire" Cincinnati club was far from the only thing going on at the bustling Duke Energy Center.
More»2015 T-Mobile All-Star FanFest kicks off in Cincy|
|On Opening Day of T-Mobile All-Star FanFest, the Duke Energy Center in downtown Cincinnati was crammed with interactive exhibits for kids to participate in.
More»2015 T-Mobile All-Star FanFest kicks off in Cincy|
|Max Scherzer is arguably the best pitcher in baseball. Or maybe there isn't much of an argument, considering Scherzer just turned in two of the best pitching performances in Nationals history in his past two starts.
More» Scherzer's monumental no-no|
|March 25, 2015 started out like any other Spring Training day for John Axford. A phone call later, Axford heard the news that would change his life: his son Jameson had been bitten by a rattlesnake while playing outside the Scottsdale home the Axfords were renting for Spring Training.
More»Axford on his son's illness, gaining perspective|
|Anthony DeSclafani is right at home in the Cincinnati Reds' organization. For starters, the Freehold, N.J., native hails from Colts Neck High School, a mere 20 minutes from the hometown of teammate Todd Frazier. Then there are the college connections. DeSclafani and his new manager, Bryan Price, share an alma mater in the University of Florida.
More» DeSclafani throws eight scoreless innings|
|Three years ago this weekend, Cubs second baseman Addison Russell donned a suit and tie for his prom, and now he's suited up in a Chicago Cubs uniform. The 21-year-old describes it as "crazy," but between adjusting to life in the Majors as well as a new position, it's everything he's worked for.
More» Russell doubles to clear bases, add to lead|
The Breaking Barriers essay contest provides students a chance to share stories of how they use Jackie Robinson's values to face their own barriers.
Megan was featured in a Passion Portrait by #besomebody for her ability to overcome adversity and live out her dream.