• Astros fire manager Bo Porter

    CBSSports.com "On Monday, the Astros announced that manager Bo Porter and bench coach Dave Trembley have been fired. Tom Lawless will take over as interim manager through the remainder of the 2014 season. Here's the official statement from GM Jeff Luhnow: “Earlier today, I informed Bo Porter that he would..." September 01

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    SportsCenter @SportsCenter

    COMBINED NO-HITTER FOR THE PHILLIES! Cole Hamels, Jake Diekman, Ken Giles, Jonathan Papelbon combine to no-hit Braves, 4th no-no of season.

  • Bob Melvin rips team after A's get swept by Angels in four games

    CBSSports.com "In a series that saw the Oakland Athletics outscored 18-4 by the Los Angeles Angels, the A's were swept in four games and fell to five games back in the AL West. Not surprisingly, A's skipper Bob Melvin was none-too-happy after Sunday's 8-1 loss. Via sfgate.com: “It was embarrassing,..." September 01

  • Blue Jays add John Mayberry Jr. from Phillies

    Toronto Star "The Philadelphia Phillies have traded outfielder John Mayberry Jr. to the Toronto Blue Jays for minor league infielder Gustavo Pierre. The Blue Jays, on the outskirts of the AL wild-card race, announced the deal Sunday night. Mayberry would be eligible for the post-season if Toronto reaches the..." September 01

  • Chapman poised to set record for fastball velocity

    MLB.com "Reds closer Aroldis Chapman's fastball has established its presence with authority since he broke into the Majors in 2010. But he's got a chance to do something that neither he, nor anyone else, has done before -- have a fastball average 100 mph for an entire season. According to Fangraphs.com,..." September 01

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    Ken Rosenthal @Ken_Rosenthal

    #Brewers also pursued David Price in late July, but deal never got close. MIL would not part with Jimmy Nelson in any trade.

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    Manny Navarro @Manny_Navarro

    #Marlins have traded minor league pitcher Chaz Roe to the #Yankees for cash considerations. He was 3-3 with a 3.66 ERA in Triple A

  • Girardi criticizes Rogers Centre’s facilities

    Sportsnet.ca "Yankees manager Joe Girardi is not impressed with the facilities at Rogers Centre. Girardi criticized the visiting clubhouse’s weight room on Sunday when asked about the physical rehabilitation program of starting pitcher Masahiro Tanaka. Tanaka made the trip to Toronto for New York’s..." September 01

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    Ken Rosenthal @Ken_Rosenthal

    Source: #Reds trade Broxton to #Brewers.

  • Jay Bruce on rough 2014 season: “It’s honestly been the most embarrassing year of my life”

    Hardball Talk "Jay Bruce finished 0-for-3 with two strikeouts in Saturday’s loss to the Pirates and is now batting .217/.292/.369 with 130 strikeouts in 114 total games this season. He’s sporting a career-worst .661 OPS and it looks like he’ll finish with fewer than 20 home runs for the first time since breaking..." September 01

  • Adam Dunn traded to A's

    CBSSports.com "The Chicago White Sox have traded slugger Adam Dunn to the Oakland Athletics for minor-league pitcher Nolan Sanburn, the A's announced Sunday. Dunn, 34, is hitting .220/.340/.433 (117 OPS+) with 20 homers in 435 plate appearances this season. The two-time All-Star has 460 career homers and his..." September 01

  • O's acquire De Aza & Johnson in seperate deals

    MLB.com "With the days dwindling for MLB teams to make a trade and still have the player eligible for the postseason, the Orioles finalized a pair of deals on Saturday night. In their first trade, the Orioles acquired outfielder Alejandro De Aza from the White Sox in exchange for Minor League pitchers..." September 01

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    Ken Rosenthal @Ken_Rosenthal

    Sources confirm report by @pgammo that #Angels had interest in #Phillies’ Burnett. Talks stalled, however… (1/3)

  • White Sox to target Victor Martinez this winter

    CBSSports.com "The White Sox after the current season will bid farewell to the retiring Paul Konerko and outgoing free agent Adam Dunn. As such, they figure to have a vacancy at DH. One possible target to fill that role? As one source tells Bruce Levine of CBS Chicago, Victor Martinez, presently of the..." August 31

  • Tanaka: 'Want to be cautious'

    ESPN.com "Right-hander Masahiro Tanaka's attempt to return from a torn elbow ligament without undergoing Tommy John surgery hit a roadblock Friday when the New York Yankees announced he would return to New York ahead of the team with what was termed as "general soreness'' in his pitching arm. "I want to..." August 31

  • Manny Ramirez's Iowa Cubs tenure is over

    USA Today "Manny Ramirez left Des Moines as surprisingly as he came. The controversial slugger's tenure as a player-coach with the Iowa Cubs has come to an end, manager Marty Pevey said before Friday's game at Principal Park. Pevey said that Ramirez, who was placed on the disabled list Aug. 23 with a..." August 31

  • Red Sox will be keeping an eye on James Shields

    WEEI Boston "Jon Lester may be Plan A, but James Shields wont be that far behind. While most are rightfully focusing on the Red Sox chances of bringing back Lester via free agency, according to sources, the team will be eyeing the current Kansas City ace, a familiar name in American League East circles,..." August 31

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    Rhett Bollinger @RhettBollinger

    And to clarify, RHP Samuel Deduno was claimed on outright waivers and is now an Astro, per an MLB source. #MNTwins

  • Mariners issue statement on incident, Montero will not play again in 2014

    CBSSports.com "Earlier on Friday, we learned of an incident between Mariners first baseman Jesus Montero and scout Butch Baccala, which occured on Thursday. Long story short, Baccala sent Montero an ice cream sandwich in the dugout in an effort to embarrass him, and Montero went into the stands with a bat..." August 30

  • Yasiel Puig slump sparks concern

    ESPN.com "The Los Angeles Dodgers have become concerned enough about Yasiel Puig's nearly monthlong batting slump that manager Don Mattingly held him out of the starting lineup for Friday night's game in San Diego, the second time the outfielder has been out of the starting lineup in the past..." August 30

  • Bryce Harper is 15th player in MLB history to reach 50 career homers before age-22 season

    Hardball Talk "Bryce Harper hit one of six home runs for the Nationals last night in an 8-3 victory over the Mariners. In doing so, he joined some impressive company. Harper is just the 15th player in MLB history to reach 50 career home runs before their age-22 season. It took him 331 games to get there." August 30

  • Curtis Granderson is only starting because of Mets cheapness

    New York Post "There is a track record that is much better than Curtis Granderson has shown in his first year in Queens throughout which he has become another example of a Mets’ free-agent signee gone wrong. And, with the Jason Bay fiasco fresh in the New York National League Baseball Team’s collective..." August 30

  • While Jorge Soler has a blast with Cubs, Kris Bryant waits his turn

    Chicago Sun-Times "Three Cubs who were in the minors eight weeks ago — and in A-ball less than two years ago — did their best Friday night to show the St. Louis Cardinals at least part of what’s coming to the Cubs-Cards rivalry. Jorge Soler: 3-for-3 and two home runs. Javy Baez: a go-ahead double in the eighth..." August 30

  • Alleged ice-cream-sandwich-ordering Mariners scout says everyone’s got the story all wrong

    Seattle Times "A Mariners scout involved in a confrontation Thursday night with minor-leaguer Jesus Montero says the incident has been wrongly portrayed. Butch Baccala, 52, the team’s national crosschecker, was in the stands for a Class A Northwest League rookie-level game in Boise, in which Montero was..." August 30

  • Adam Jones says his favorite place in Baltimore is the airport, so he can fly home

    Baltimore Sun "Orioles center fielder Adam Jones caused a bit of a stir Thursday during the pregame Social Media Night event at Camden Yards by behaving in a way that wasn’t particularly sociable. The star outfielder irked some fans in attendance with short responses during the question-and-answer session,..." August 30

  • Texas Rangers tie MLB record

    ESPN.com "The old baseball adage is that you can't tell the players without a program. For the Texas Rangers, there may be a little truth to it, as Ryan Rua will become the team's 59th player this season, tying a major league record. Rua, a rookie first baseman/outfielder, was promoted when outfielder..." August 30

  • The Indians sign Russell Branyan to a minor league deal

    Hardball Talk "Russell Branyan has been playing for Tijuana in the Mexican League this year. For reals. He has 19 homers for them. He’s still listed on their roster, actually. But now the Cleveland Indians have him, as they signed him to a minor league deal for the rest of the season. Branyan hasn’t played..." August 30

  • Tension Growing Between Astros' Manager Bo Porter, GM Jeff Luhnow

    Fox Sports "General manager Jeff Luhnow and manager Bo Porter are at odds, according to multiple major-league sources. Porter expressed his frustration with Luhnow to owner Jim Crane in a conversation earlier this month, sources said. Luhnow and Crane declined comment. Porter also declined comment,..." August 30

  • De La Rosa is blocked on waivers

    CBSSports.com "The starting pitching market, about as thin as could get as Monday's deadline for setting postseason rosters approaches, is a bit thinner with the revelation that Rockies lefthander Jorge De La Rosa has been claimed and blocked on waivers. It isn't known when De La Rosa was claimed, but sources..." August 29

  • Jesus Montero Attempts to Attack Scout with a Bat

    MiLB.com "Seattle's Jesus Montero was involved in an altercation during short-season Everett's game at Boise on Thursday. The first baseman exchanged words with a Mariners cross-checker and reportedly had to be physically restrained while attempting to enter the stands with a bat during the..." August 29

  • Could Nelson's one-year Orioles deal become long-term thing ?

    CBSSports.com "Slugger Nelson Cruz and the Orioles got together on a last-minute, one-year deal last spring, but the partnership has worked out so well that people close to the situation figure it could turn into a long-lasting relationship. While there's no definitive immediate word of any early negotiations..." August 29

  • Sandberg believes he has a handle on Phillies' clubhouse

    CSN Philly "Phillies manager Ryne Sandberg believes he has a good handle on his clubhouse despite the fact that four of his players, by word or action, have been critical or disrespectful of him over the last two weeks. “Yes, yeah,” Sandberg said when posed with that question on Wednesday..." August 29

  • Cards' Molina confident that he's 'ready to go'

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "When Class AA starter and third-round pick Mike Mayers returned to the mound with two outs in the sixth inning Wednesday night, he found catcher Yadier Molina waiting for him. The big-league vet, considered by many the finest at his position in the majors, was there to give Mayers a quick breather..." August 29

  • Royals claim Jayson Nix

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Royals have claimed infielder Jayson Nix off waivers from the Pirates, Andy McCullough of the Kansas City Star tweets. Nix was designated for assignment by Pittsburgh on Monday. Nix, 31, has bounced around a good deal this year, and will now join his fourth organization on the season." August 29

  • Cardinals' Justin Masterson considers abandoning windup

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "When Justin Masterson went to the bullpen at Pittsburgh’s PNC Park on Wednesday to ready for his next start, he and the Cardinals coaches believed a solution for his continued struggles would be found first by asking a question: How could he make everything simpler? The answer is creative,..." August 29

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    SportsCenter @SportsCenter

    HISTORY! Giants P Yusmeiro Petit sets new MLB single-season record by retiring 46 straight batters over his past 8 appearances (6 relief).

  • Petit's strong start for Giants leaves Lincecum in limbo

    San Francisco Chronicle "He didn't play in the game. And he didn't speak to reporters before or after the game, begging off beforehand and slipping out with earbuds securely in place shortly after the Giants secured their third straight win. But Tim Lincecum was still a dominant presence Thursday afternoon. That's..." August 29

  • Salvador Perez wears women’s perfume behind the plate

    Hardball Talk "Kansas City TV station KSHB in Kansas City interviewed Royals catcher Salvador Perez. It’s the standard stuff: he hopes the Royals will win the World Series this year. He used to play a different position before playing catcher. He is close friends with his teammates. He wears womens’ perfume..." August 29

  • Brewers' Ron Roenicke rips umpire

    ESPN.com "Milwaukee Brewers manager Ron Roenicke said he might as well have thrown in the towel in the second inning Wednesday of a 10-inning, 3-2 loss to the San Diego Padres. Thanks to plate umpire Mark Ripperger, who "we've had before, and he is terrible behind home plate," Roenicke's efforts were..." August 29

  • Cardinals ace Adam Wainwright dealing with a 'dead arm'

    CBSSports.com "The Pirates beat the Cardinals on Wednesday afternoon (PIT 3, STL 1), and in doing so they touched up St. Louis ace Adam Wainwright for three runs on eight hits and walk in six innings. They didn't knock him around but it wasn't the tall right-hander's best game either. Wainwright now has a..." August 28

  • Masahiro Tanaka takes big step toward September return

    USA Today "The New York Yankees are optimistic that ace Masahiro Tanaka can return to help them in the pennant race in September after watching his performance Thursday morning in his first big test. Tanaka used all of his pitches without any signs of discomfort in a 49-pitch simulated game. He has been..." August 28

  • Brady Aiken settlement negotiations ongoing, grievance not yet filed

    SB Nation "While it might have appeared that any Brady Aiken news would apply to his status for the 2015 draft, following the Astros unsuccessful attempt to sign the No. 1 overall pick, there appears to be a new wrinkle. MLB is in negotiations with the Aiken family regarding a settlement, as a means to head..." August 28

  • Phillies probably can't solve rotation issues by 2015

    CSN Philly "You've probably noticed that the Phillies' starting pitching hasn't been strong in 2014. With a 3.98 ERA, their starters rank fourth-worst in the National League and over the NL average of 3.79. Cole Hamels has been dominant, but that's it. Cliff Lee hasn't been healthy. A.J. Burnett has not..." August 28

  • Rusney Castillo gets work visa, warm Jay Z welcome

    ESPN Boston "Newly signed Boston Red Sox outfielder Rusney Castillo has successfully obtained his work visa from the U.S. government and is immediately eligible to play in games, according to Juan Perez, the president and CEO of Roc Nation Sports, which is representing the Cuban native. The 27-year-old..." August 28

  • Yankees’ plan: A’s and Rays roster tactics meets big spending

    New York Post "Whether it results in a 2014 playoff spot or not – and the odds remain long against the Yankees making it to October – the organization’s in-season additions provided a road map on how, I believe, they will construct their roster moving forward. I would think of this like “follow the leader.”..." August 28

  • Giants pitcher Yusmeiro Petit closing in on historic mark

    USA Today "Yusmeiro Petit hardly inspires thoughts of the near-perfection demonstrated by San Francisco Giants teammate Madison Bumgarner in his one-hit shutout Tuesday. The journeyman right-hander from Venezuela barely touches 90 mph with his fastball, and he hasn't won more than four games in any of his..." August 28

  • Manny Machado's right knee surgery was successful, Buck Showalter says

    Baltimore Sun "Manny Machado had the partially torn ligament in his right knee repaired successfully Wednesday morning, and the third baseman remains on the timeline to return to the club for spring training next season, according to Orioles manager Buck Showalter. The operation was performed at 6 a.m. in Los..." August 28

  • Morneau staying in Colorado after Rockies turn down Brewers' offer

    CBSSports.com "The first-place Milwaukee Brewers won the claim on Justin Morneau, the current NL batting average leader, but were unable to acquire him. The Brewers made an offer of unknown players to the Rockies for Morneau after getting the claim, but Colorado apparently didn't believe it was good value for..." August 28

  • Sandberg believes he has a handle on Phillies' clubhouse

    CSN Philly "Phillies manager Ryne Sandberg believes he has a good handle on his clubhouse despite the fact that four of his players, by word or action, have been critical or disrespectful of him over the last two weeks. “Yes, yeah,” Sandberg said when posed with that question on Wednesday..." August 28

  • David Wright wants to finish rough 2014 on high note

    New York Post "David Wright took batting practice on Wednesday and could return from neck spasms on Thursday. Regardless of when he comes back, he’s not interested in being shut down for the rest of the season. “My goal is to get healthy as can be as quickly as can be and try to finish strong,” Wright said..." August 28