• Mike Trout out 6-8 weeks with thumb injury

    MLB.com "Angels superstar Mike Trout has elected to have surgery to repair the UCL tear in his left thumb. Angels GM Billy Eppler said the reigning American League MVP could be sidelined 6-8 weeks. Trout injured his thumb while sliding into second base during a stolen-base attempt on Sunday afternoon...." May 30

  • Bryce Harper throws punches, helmet in epic brawl

    New York Post "Bryce Harper’s matchup with Giants pitcher Hunter Strickland turned into a boxing match Monday after Strickland drilled the fiery slugger. An enraged Harper charged the mound, fired his helmet and traded punches to the head with San Francisco reliever after getting hit by a fastball, setting..." May 30

  • Chris Sale 'appreciative' of White Sox tenure

    MLB.com "Rylan Sale, the seven-year-old son of Chris Sale, had an important question for his father before he returned to Chicago with the Red Sox on Monday. "He asked me if I was going to be nervous playing here," said a relaxed Sale, as he met with the media in the Guaranteed Rate Field Conference..." May 29

  • Royals starter Danny Duffy expected to miss 6-8 weeks with oblique injury

    Sporting News "The Royals' rough start to the season hit another bump Monday as Danny Duffy, the club's $65 million arm, hit the disabled list with a Grade 1-plus strain of his oblique. The southpaw was lit up by the Indians on Sunday, giving up six runs over just four innings. But the injury is expected to..." May 29

  • Tim Tebow featured on the SAL All-Star Game ballot, and here's how you can vote

    CBS Sports "Mets outfield prospect and former NFL quarterback Tim Tebow is on the All-Star Game ballot for the South Atlantic League's Southern Division. You can click here to vote. Tebow's going up against fellow Sally League left fielders Ryan Scott of Greenville and Jacob Heyward of Augusta. Tebow, 29,..." May 29

  • Judge trying 'not to listen' to MVP chants from Yankee fans

    Newark Star-Ledger "They were loud. They were clear. Yankees fans showered rookie Aaron Judge with chants of "MVP! MVP!" at various points of Sunday's 9-5 win over the A's at Yankee Stadium. Judge spurred them with yet another huge day in a storybook season. The 25-year-old ripped his first career grand slam..." May 29

  • Kris Bryant: Cubs have 'no reason to worry' over 25-24 start

    ESPN "Cubs manager Joe Maddon is keeping calm while fans in Chicago might be "freaking out" over the team's 25-24 record as the calendar hits Memorial Day. After a weekend sweep at the hands of the Los Angeles Dodgers, Maddon was asked what to tell a nervous fan base. "Please, go ahead and freak..." May 29

  • Meet the Air Force baseball prospect trying to beat the odds

    CBS Sports "Jacob DeVries, a left-handed pitcher for the Air Force Falcons, comes from a devoted military family. In addition to his father Kenny, a retired Air Force captain, both of DeVries' grandfathers, as well as various aunts and uncles, served the United States in some capacity or another. DeVries..." May 29

  • Mets can live with this latest version of Matt Harvey

    New York Post "This was no vintage 2013 or 2015 Matt Harvey, the guy who stared down big moments and possessed the confidence of a thousand hedge-fund managers. It wouldn’t be surprising if we never saw that guy again. No matter. At PNC Park on Sunday night, this looked like a Matt Harvey the Mets could get..." May 29

  • This is David Price’s shot at a fresh start

    Boston Herald "The dark blue suit clearly had come straight from the dry cleaner. David Price peeled away its protective plastic, put on a French-cuffed white shirt, and tucked the last two items into his duffle bag. Even with today’s early first pitch, Price had not flown ahead of his teammates. He..." May 29

  • Angels' Mike Trout could land on the disabled list for the first time in his career

    CBS Sports "The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim entered Sunday with a 26-26 record, good for second place in the AL West. Alas, no Halos fan is feeling too happy about things right now. That's in part because the Angels dropped Sunday's game against the Miami Marlins by a 9-2 final, giving them six losses in..." May 29

  • Nolan Reimold retires

    Hardball Talk "Former Orioles outfielder Nolan Reimold has retired, Michael Pfaff — president of the Long Island Ducks — announced on Twitter on Sunday. Reimold, 33, was hitting .238/.359/.397 in 78 plate appearances with the Ducks. He was coming off of a disappointing 2016 campaign as a reserve outfielder..." May 29

  • Tommy Lasorda released from hospital following heart surgery

    SI "Hall of Fame Los Angeles Dodgers manager Tommy Lasorda was released from the hospital and is at home resting comfortably after undergoing surgery on Thursday to replace the pacemaker in his heart, the team announced. The Dodgers made the procedure public on Friday morning. Lasorda, 89, had..." May 29

  • Getting Japanese star Shohei Otani to U.S. could be complicated because of posting system

    Newsday "By all accounts, Shohei Otani — the next Japanese superstar, a Ruthian combination of pitching ace and power bat — is determined to leave the Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters to play in the Major Leagues next season. The problem, and it could be a newly complicated one, is getting him to the United..." May 28

  • Pirates' Jameson Taillon solid in 1st rehab start after cancer surgery

    ESPN "Less than three weeks after testicular cancer surgery, Pittsburgh Pirates right-hander Jameson Taillon struck out six in three scoreless innings in his first rehab start. Taillon allowed one hit and one walk for Double-A Altoona on Sunday, throwing one wild pitch." May 28

  • Madison Bumgarner Expected to Resume Throwing Friday as Part of Injury Rehab

    Bleacher Report "San Francisco Giants manager Bruce Bochy said ace Madison Bumgarner is expected to begin throwing on Friday as he rehabs from a shoulder strain, according to Henry Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle. He will then throw five rehab starts once he's ready to resume pitching, per..." May 28

  • Mike Trout leaves game on Sunday after jamming wrist

    Fanrag Sports "Los Angeles Angels superstar Mike Trout left Sunday’s game against the Miami Marlins in the sixth inning after he jammed his wrist, according to Joe Frisaro of MLB.com. Trout was 0-of-2 prior to exiting. The 25-year-old is having a monster season. Trout entered Sunday’s action boasting a..." May 28

  • Reds acquire Darnell Sweeney from the Dodgers

    Hardball Talk "The Reds acquired utilityman Darnell Sweeney from the Dodgers in exchange for cash considerations, J.P. Hoornstra of the Southern California News Group reports. This is the second time that the Dodgers have traded Sweeney. The club sent him to the Phillies along with John Richy in August 2015..." May 28

  • Scott Boras says Jake Arrieta still elite despite fastball velocity drop

    ESPN "Chicago Cubs pitcher Jake Arrieta's agent, Scott Boras, pushed back on the notion Arrieta isn't an elite pitcher just because his fastball velocity has dropped this year, while also insisting it's way too small of a sample size to judge the free agent to be. "The question becomes what's..." May 28

  • Indians Terry Francona says Danny Salazar is moving to bullpen

    Fanrag Sports "Cleveland Indians manager Terry Francona says that right-handed pitcher Danny Salazar will be moving to the bullpen, according to the Indians’ official Twitter account. Salazar will most likely be available in relief by Wednesday. The 27-year-old has been struggling mightily this season...." May 28

  • Rays' Chris Archer sees little benefit to scheduled doubleheader

    Tampa Bay Times "Rays officials from principal owner Stuart Sternberg down are excited about the single-admission doubleheader they scheduled for June 10 as a novel and retro experience, including a between-games banner parade. But player rep Chris Archer said Saturday that he is not happy about the decision,..." May 28

  • Pablo Sandoval to stay with Triple-A for now

    MLB.com "Red Sox third baseman Pablo Sandoval will not join his team for its series against the White Sox starting Monday, and he will instead stay with Triple-A Pawtucket through the beginning of next week. Sandoval is recovering from a sprained right knee that landed him on the disabled list on April..." May 28

  • Cardinals Place Kolten Wong On DL, Promote Paul DeJong

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Cardinals have placed second baseman Kolten Wong on the 10-day disabled list with a left elbow strain. His roster spot will go to infield prospect Paul DeJong, whose contract has been purchased from Triple-A. After a down season last year in which he lost playing time at the keystone to..." May 28

  • Derby for Mike Trout? ‘Probably not’

    Orange County Register "When Mike Trout makes his next appearance at Marlins Park, don’t expect to see him in the Home Run Derby. “I don’t think so, probably not,” Trout said Saturday, when asked if he was planning to participate in the annual slugger showcase the day before the All-Star Game, which is in Miami this..." May 28

  • Dellin Betances' domination has Yankees teammates sharing fans' excitement

    Sporting News "Adam Warren can’t help but find Dellin Betances amusing. When the 6-8, 265-pound reliever takes the mound, Warren and the rest of the Yankees don’t just feel confident. They get legitimately excited. Watching Betances is as entertaining to them as it is to fans paying for a ticket. The only..." May 28

  • Collins 'out of explanations' after Mets' bullpen implodes again

    Newsday "Terry Collins leaned back in his chair Saturday night, the exasperation bubbling in his chest forcing him to let out a deep breath. As if by reflex, he extended his arms and turned his palms upward, a signal of momentary surrender. “I’m out of explanations,” the Mets’ manager said as he..." May 28

  • Danny Salazar could be moved to bullpen?

    Larry Brown Sports "Danny Salazar’s nightmarish season may cost him his spot in the Cleveland Indians’ starting rotation for the time being. Paul Hoynes of Cleveland.com reports on Saturday that “indications are” the Indians could be moving the right-hander to the bullpen. The 27-year-old Salazar, who made the..." May 28

  • Brian Johnson's finest hour ends with inevitable demotion

    Boston Herald "After one last dazzling catch in center field, Jackie Bradley Jr. jogged toward the infield and joined the queue waiting to congratulate his starting pitcher. Bradley still had the ball in his glove. When he reached Brian Johnson, Bradley handed it over. “I said, great job,” Bradley said...." May 28

  • Marlins negotiating purchase agreement with two groups, still expect sale

    Miami Herald "The Marlins are negotiating purchase agreements with groups led by both Jeb Bush and Tagg Romney, fully intending to strike a deal with one of those two groups in the coming weeks, an MLB source briefed on the situation said Saturday. The Bush/Derek Jeter group is further along in completing a..." May 27

  • Alex Rodriguez reportedly lands ABC News deal

    Sporting News "Alex Rodriguez apparently is expanding his burgeoning media empire. Already gainfully employed as a full-time analyst at Fox Sports, Rodriguez has now agreed to a major deal to work with ABC News as well, the New York Post reports. That means the man with 696 career home runs could soon be..." May 27

  • White Sox officially sign Cuban outfielder Robert

    CSN Chicago "The worst kept secret is finally out of the bag. The White Sox officially announced the signing of free agent Cuban outfielder Luis Robert to a minor-league contract, which includes a $26-million signing bonus. “We are excited to add Luis — another young, extremely talented and impactful..." May 27

  • Millennial Bryce Harper Says No To Participation Trophies

    The Big Lead "In the common telling of How Millennials Got to Be So Awful (by Some Baby Boomer), one of the major culprits is said to be the “participation trophies” that were handed out to all kids born between 1980 and 2000, depriving us of the hard lessons of life that can be learned through sports, and..." May 27

  • Brad Ausmus finally breaks silence on Tigers' schedule: 'I think it's awful, actually'

    Detroit Free Press "Brad Ausmus has had plenty of opportunities over the past five days to complain about the Detroit Tigers’ schedule. As of Friday afternoon, he had yet to use one. The message from Ausmus’ chair in the visiting manager’s office during the team’s most grueling stretch of the season was: We’ll..." May 27

  • Jim Bunning, Hall of Fame pitcher and ex-U.S. senator from Kentucky, dead

    USA Today "Former U.S. Sen. Jim Bunning, a major league pitching star who took his aggressive, no-nonsense brand of competitiveness into the game of politics as a congressman and senator from Kentucky, died at the age of 85. A strong right-hander with more than 100 wins and a no-hitter in each of the two..." May 27

  • Mets ownership still supports Terry Collins — for now

    Newsday "With the steadfast support of a longtime ally in Fred Wilpon, Terry Collins remains entrenched as manager of the Mets, with multiple sources telling Newsday that ownership has given no indication of making a change in the near future despite the team’s struggles. Though the Mets have muddled..." May 27

  • Blue Jays’ Josh Donaldson taking extra precautions to remain off DL

    Sportsnet "Opposing teams often pitch Josh Donaldson high and tight, and given that an errant 87-mph change-up from Kansas City Royals reliever Kelvin Herrera struck him on the left side of the face last Aug. 5, he understandably concluded it was better to be safe than sorry. That’s why when the Toronto..." May 27

  • Dodgers have had ‘no serious talk’ about Ryan Braun trade

    Larry Brown Sports "Ryan Braun is a name that has been linked to the Los Angeles Dodgers for nearly a year now, but it sounds like the team has never really been close to acquiring the slugger. According to Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports, the Dodgers have had “no serious talk” about Braun since last year. And even..." May 27

  • Madison Bumgarner to throw off flat ground soon, Bruce Bochy says

    ESPN "San Francisco Giants ace Madison Bumgarner is ready for the next step in his rehab after being sidelined since mid-April following a dirt bike accident in Colorado. Bumgarner, who suffered a Grade 2 AC joint sprain and is expected to be out until after the July 10-13 All-Star break, should be..." May 27

  • Carlos Santana expected to become free agent

    Larry Brown Sports "The Cleveland Indians entered the season with hopes of signing Carlos Santana to a contract extension, but things may be changing on that front. Jon Heyman reported in a column for Fan Rag Sports that the Indians haven’t talked about an extension with Santana and that the belief is he will..." May 27

  • Dodgers' Roberts: 'We're a better team' than Cubs this year

    Fanrag Sports "The Los Angeles Dodgers open a three-game series against the Chicago Cubs on Friday at Dodger Stadium and manager Dave Roberts still has last year’s National League Championship Series on his mind. The Cubs defeated the Dodgers in six games to win the pennant, and eventually went on to win the..." May 27

  • Mets legend Tom Seaver says pitchers should 'learn to pitch' or they won't age well

    New York Daily News "The early morning sun had just completed its rise over the top of Diamond Mountain when the three-time Cy Young award pitcher, clippers in hand and clad in his dusty boots, overalls and long sleeved, plaid cotton shirt, spotted me at the foot of his vineyard. “Well, well,” said Tom Seaver,..." May 27

  • Andrew McCutching batting below cleanup spot for first time as starter

    Yardbarker "Andrew McCutchen’s rough start to the season led manager Clint Hurdle to change his lineup for Friday’s game against the Mets. The result was a first for McCutchen as a starter for the Pirates. After a disappointing 2016 season that saw McCutchen post career-lows in batting average, on-base..." May 27

  • Nationals Acquire Ryan Raburn From White Sox

    Hardball Talk "The Washington Nationals have acquired outfielder Ryan Raburn from the Chicago White Sox. Raburn had been playing at Triple-A Charlotte. He’ll be assigned to Triple-A Syracuse in the Nats organization. The Nationals will send cash or a player to be named later to the White Sox to complete the..." May 27

  • Yankees attendance 'woes' are a point of discussion in New York these days

    CBS Sports "The Yankees are in first place, sit sixth in attendance so far this season and yet, there's a headline in the New York Times that reads, "Winning Yankees Aren't Faring Nearly as Well at the Ticket Office." What gives? Is this much ado about nothing? Let's dig in. First off, generally..." May 27

  • Gary Sanchez not to blame for Masahiro Tanaka’s struggles

    Fanrag Sports "Apparently, the desire to take the air out of Gary Sanchez’s sails continues unabated. After some off-the-record sources recently claimed the young Yankees catcher was “a mess back there,” some Twitter chatter cited the notable ERA difference when Masahiro Tanaka pitches to Sanchez compared..." May 27

  • Tanaka erases Yankees' concerns with career-high 13 Ks

    New York Daily News "Masahiro Tanaka’s gem was all for naught. After a stellar performance from the Yankees’ right-hander, Tyler Clippard first nearly threw the game away on an errant pick-off throw, and then simply pitched it away by allowing the A’s to score a pair of runs in the eighth inning. Ultimately, the..." May 27

  • Yoenis Cespedes to begin minor league rehab assignment with St. Lucie on Friday

    New York Daily News "Yoenis Cespedes is scheduled to play a rehab game with St. Lucie on Friday night. The Mets slugger is batting third for the Class-A Mets. Cespedes has been on the disabled list since April 28 with a strained left hamstring." May 26

  • If the Tigers are sub-.500 at the end of June it’ll be fire sale time

    Hardball Talk "Jon Morosi reports that that the Detroit Tigers will make all veterans available via trade if they’re still under .500 by the end of June. This was the position they entered the offseason with — everyone is available! — but they ended up gearing up for one more push with the core of veterans..." May 26

  • Tommy Lasorda undergoes surgery to replace pacemaker

    Los Angeles Times "Tommy Lasorda, the Hall of Fame Dodgers manager, underwent surgery on Thursday to replace his pacemaker. The Dodgers announced the procedure Friday morning. In a statement, the team indicated Lasorda is “doing well and looking forward to returning to Dodger Stadium.” " May 26

  • Nationals acquire outfielder Ryan Raburn as possible bench depth

    Washington Post "In the wake of Chris Heisey’s significant biceps injury, the Washington Nationals added more potential bench help Friday when they acquired outfielder Ryan Raburn from the White Sox organization in exchange for a player to be named later or cash considerations, according to a person familiar..." May 26