• Chris Sale suspended for 5 days after jersey incident

    Michigan Live "Chicago White Sox ace Chris Sale has been suspended for five games for "violating team rules, insubordination and destroying team equipment." Sale was scheduled to start against the Detroit Tigers Saturday but was scratched after he reportedly damaged the throwback jerseys the team was..." July 24

  • Price: This season has been terrible, no fun

    Mass Live "When I've tuned into local sports and radio shows in recent weeks, I've heard the same question asked several times: Which Red Sox starting pitcher receives the ball for a one-game Wild Card playoff? (These hosts are presuming every starter will be on five days rest and John Farrell will have..." July 24

  • The 11 Players Whose Hall of Fame Inductions Have Been Sabotaged by Steroid Allegations and Admissions

    Complex "The Hall of Fame is home to many of the greatest players in baseball history. Key word: Many. Not all of them. Some of the best players to ever play are not—and likely never will ever be—enshrined in Cooperstown. The all-time hit king is not there. Nor is the all-time home run king. The guy..." July 24

  • Cubs 'strong' among teams chasing Chapman

    The Score "The end to Aroldis Chapman's time in the Bronx appears to be drawing ever closer. After reports Saturday suggested the New York Yankees were telling clubs a trade was close, the Chicago Cubs are reportedly "strong in the mix" to land the All-Star closer, sources told Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports." July 24

  • Report: Giants Getting 'Radio Silence' on Chapman

    Bleacher Report "Heyman reported on Sunday that the San Francisco Giants are "interested" in Chapman, "but sources say the Giants aren’t progressing on a deal."" July 24

  • This is how the world found out about the Chris Sale jersey incident

    SB Nation "The story you’re about to read is bizarre, but it’s been confirmed by several baseball writers, including Ken Rosenthal and Jeff Passan. It all started with Chris Sale being scratched from his scheduled start against the Tigers yesterday. That’s all anyone knew, so of course the #hugwatch was on...." July 24

  • Cost for Chris Sale said to be five prospects, teams still calling

    Today's Knuckleball "The asking price for superstar starting pitcher Chris Sale is extremely high, and interested parties really don’t blame the White Sox. Word going around is that the Chisox are seeking “five top prospects” for Sale. While that sounds like a lot in an era where teams are reluctant to surrender..." July 24

  • Astros sign Cuban shortstop Anibal Sierra

    Houston Chronicle "After breaking through their bonus pool on the first day of the international signing period, the Astros as expected continue to add to their 2016-17 class. The team on Saturday signed 22-year-old Cuban shortstop Anibal Sierra for a signing bonus worth $1.5 million, according to a source with..." July 24

  • D-Backs manager warns against teams hitting Segura

    Sacramento Bee "Arizona manager Chip Hale warned other teams on Saturday about plunking Diamondbacks leadoff hitter Jean Segura, who took exception to the latest pitch that hit him. Segura led off Friday night's game with a homer and then got hit in the lower back on the first pitch by Cincinnati's Dan Straily..." July 24

  • Rays reportedly demanding Jurickson Profar in pitching deal with Rangers

    Larry Brown Sports "The Texas Rangers are combing the trade market for starters, and Jurickson Profar appears to be a name coming up frequently in talks. According to Jon Morosi of Fox Sports, the Tampa Bay Rays are insisting on Profar in trade talks, with Texas refusing to blink." July 24

  • Johnny Cueto on Royals’ White House snub: “They should have had the courtesy to invite me”

    San Jose Mercury News "Johnny Cueto pitched a shutout for the Kansas City Royals in Game 2 of the World Series last October. Apparently, that’s not enough to earn an invitation to join the team for their congratulatory visit to the White House. And Cueto is not happy about being snubbed. “I believe that I earned..." July 24

  • Here are seven teams that have what it takes to pull off a Chris Sale trade

    CBS Sports "The trade deadline is a little more than one week away, and over the last few days one of the best players in all of baseball has reportedly hit the market: White Sox ace Chris Sale. The Rangers are said to be making a strong push to acquire him, though you can be sure other clubs are..." July 24

  • The unreal story of Chris Sale cutting up his White Sox uniform

    Yahoo! Sports "Fashionista Chris Sale won’t stand for 1976 throwback uniforms. (Getty Images) A 27-year-old Florida man, livid that his work uniform was uncomfortable, cut it and others in a fit of rage that got him banished from his job for a night and left his future status unclear. Chris Sale, a..." July 24

  • Yankees Close To Aroldis Chapman Trade; Likely To Keep Andrew Miller

    MLB Trade Rumors "A Chapman trade isn’t necessarily imminent, but the Yankees are ready to conclude the process, tweets Rosenthal. 9:32pm: The Yankees are telling teams that they’re nearing a trade involving closer Aroldis Chapman, but they plan on keeping fellow left-handed relief ace Andrew Miller, reports..." July 24

  • Rangers balk at putting Mazara in Sale talks

    MLB.com "The Rangers covet White Sox left-hander Chris Sale, but they do not want to put outfielder Nomar Mazara in a potential trade. That could be a deal-breaker as Chicago continues to listen on Sale with the intent of getting maximum value in return. The Rangers are being flexible about infielder..." July 24

  • Tigers GM not anticipating any big deadline moves

    The Score "Don't expect an aesthetically-pleasing trade deadline on paper for the Detroit Tigers. Speaking with reporters on Saturday, Tigers general manager Al Avila foreshadowed the club wouldn't be involved in any major trades as the Aug. 1 deadline approaches. "It's not going to be real sexy,"..." July 24

  • Rockies' Trevor Story sets NL record for home runs by a rookie SS

    Purple Row "Trevor Story on Saturday set the National League record for home runs by a rookie shortstop, hitting his 25th home run of the season in the second inning off of Atlanta Braves starter Matt Wisler. Story surpassed former Rockies shortstop Troy Tulowitzki, who hit 24 home runs in his debut..." July 24

  • Chris Sale sent home by White Sox for 'clubhouse incident'

    Chicago Tribune "The White Sox sent Chris Sale home before Saturday’s game against the Tigers for what general manager Rick Hahn called a “clubhouse incident.” “Chris Sale has been scratched from tonight’s schedule start and sent home from the ballpark,” Hahn said in a statement. “The incident, which was..." July 23

  • Trade candidate Sale scratched from start

    The Score "As rumors continue to swirl around Chris Sale, the Chicago White Sox left-hander was scratched from his start Saturday due to an illness. The White Sox head into their game with the Detroit Tigers four games under .500 and 10 1/2-games back in the division, leaving general manager Rick Hahn..." July 23

  • Ken Griffey Jr. says David Ortiz 'absolutely' belongs in Hall of Fame

    ESPN "As Ken Griffey Jr. prepares to enter the Hall of Fame as a first-ballot inductee, he's throwing his endorsement behind another left-handed slugger who played for the Seattle Mariners' organization in the mid-1990s. Griffey said that Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz, who broke into..." July 23

  • Price on Wade Davis high; Nats, others check in

    Today's Knuckleball "The Nationals and a few other teams searching for a big-time closer have checked in on Royals star closer Wade Davis, and they have found the asking price to be higher than the price put on Yankees star closer Aroldis Chapman. There’s no certainty either star closer will be traded, as the..." July 23

  • Minor League Players’ Wage Suit against Major League Baseball suffers a huge setback

    Hardball Talk "A judge handed minor leaguers looking to hold Major League Baseball liable for underpaying and exploiting them a huge setback today, ruling that the case cannot go forward as a class action. Minor leaguers who want to sue over their pay and treatment still can, but they’ll have to do it..." July 23

  • Chris Sale Is Landscape-Altering Possibility on MLB Trade Market

    Bleacher Report "For weeks, we've all been asking whether the New York Yankees would sell. Turns out the Sale we should have been focused on is Chris, as in Chris Sale of the Chicago White Sox, as in the pitcher who could energize this July trade market. If a team gets (or misses out on) Aroldis Chapman, it..." July 23

  • Royals didn't invite Cueto to White House

    San Jose Mercury News "Johnny Cueto pitched a shutout for the Kansas City Royals in Game 2 of the World Series last October. Apparently, that’s not enough to earn an invitation to join the team for their congratulatory visit to the White House." July 23

  • Pete Rose only signing autographs this HOF weekend, banned from speaking to minor leaguers

    The Comeback "Pete Rose’s recent story has been certainly an odd one. After Rob Manfred decided to uphold Rose’s ban from baseball, and by extension the Hall of Fame, the sport’s hit king continues to truck along, signing autographs wherever he can, including at minor league ballparks. Last night, he was at..." July 23

  • Marlins still in mix to acquire Cashner

    The Score "The playoff-chasing Miami Marlins remain in discussions with the San Diego Padres regarding pitcher Andrew Cashner, the coveted right-hander who's been the subject of increased trade speculation in recent days. Cashner continues to be pursued by several teams ahead of next week's non-waiver..." July 23

  • Jurickson Profar not likely to be dealt

    Lone Star Ball "Texas Rangers trade rumors: Jurickson Profar is a player who every team talking to the Rangers has interest in, but Ken Rosenthal writes that the Rangers are "more likely to keep Profar . . . than move him," unless its for a Chris Sale or Chris Archer type. This highlights the dilemma of this..." July 23

  • A-Rod, Yankees have 'positive' talk amid reports of possible release

    ESPN "Amid media reports that the Yankees are considering releasing Alex Rodriguez and eating the approximately $28 million remaining on his contract, sources told ESPN that Rodriguez and team owner Hal Steinbrenner met and spoke Friday before the team's 3-2 win over the San Francisco..." July 23

  • Blue Jays talking with Padres about Cashner, Upton

    The Score "The Toronto Blue Jays are battling the Baltimore Orioles in the standings and trade market, according to Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports, who reports the AL East rivals are among the clubs discussing a trade for Padres outfielder Melvin Upton Jr. Toronto is also reported to have held dialogue with..." July 23

  • The White Sox Should Absolutely Trade Chris Sale

    The Big Lead "Chris Sale is one of the five best pitchers in baseball, and he’s having another outstanding season. Unfortunately, his Chicago White Sox have not joined him on that train, as they enter Friday’s action 10 games behind the Cleveland Indians for first place in the American League Central. The South..." July 23

  • Giants too savvy to be fazed by slump after All-Star break

    Sporting News "The last time the Giants won a game, gasoline cost $2.24 a gallon, Donald Trump was merely the presumptive Republican nominee for president and the baseball world was eagerly anticipating Giancarlo Stanton’s appearance in the home run derby. OK, so July 10 isn’t really all that long ago, but..." July 23

  • Familia joins elite club with 50th straight save

    Yahoo! Sports "It hasn’t necessarily been pretty this week, but New York Mets closer Jeurys Familia continues getting the job done at a remarkable rate. In Friday’s 5-3 win against the Marlins, the first-time All-Star recorded his 50th consecutive regular season save dating back to July 30 of last season...." July 23

  • Blue Jays weigh obvious and obscure avenues at deadline

    Sportsnet "Trade talks are picking up around the majors ahead of the Aug. 1 non-waiver deadline, and the Toronto Blue Jays are looking at both obvious and obscure ways to improve the team. “I know they’re looking,” manager John Gibbons said Friday. “Everything’s started to heat up.” “They’re getting..." July 23

  • Ichiro is 4 MLB hits away from 3,000

    SB Nation "Ichiro Suzuki is in the unique position of having more hits than anyone else in baseball history while also sitting just four hits away from becoming the 30th player in MLB history with 3,000 career knocks. Ichiro has 4,274 when you combine his 1,278 hits from Nippon Professional Baseball, and has..." July 23

  • White Sox taking calls on Sale, Quintana, with Red Sox among suitors

    Today's Knuckleball "The White are being inundated with calls of interest in ace Chris Sale, who may be the best pitcher in the American League, and All-Star left-hander Jose Quintana on the day after it became public that they are contemplating a serious sale. The Red Sox, who already have made four trades, are..." July 23

  • Nationals want Yankees' Aroldis Chapman, but top prospects untouchable

    Newark Star-Ledger "We've known for some time that the Washington Nationals are hot for Yankees closer Aroldis Chapman. New information, according to Washington Post national baseball writer Barry Svrluga, is that the NL East-leading Nats want to deal for Chapman before the Aug. 1 trade deadline without giving up..." July 23

  • White Sox pay homage to Bo Jackson’s famous bat-breaking skills in bobblehead form

    The Comeback "Bo Jackson played just two seasons for the Chicago White Sox, but as of Thursday the famed two-sport star has his first ever bobblehead doll in the Second City and it is epic to say the least. While football fans may remember Jackson for his insane speed as a running back, baseball fans know..." July 23

  • Padres, Orioles discussing possible Upton for Jimenez deal

    San Diego Union-Tribune "The Padres and the Orioles reportedly are discussing a trade that would send outfielder Melvin Upton Jr. to Baltimore in exchange for right-hander Ubaldo Jimenez. According to a FoxSports.com report, no agreement is close, as the Padres also are seeking a prospect from the Orioles. Acquiring..." July 23

  • In theory, it would almost make sense to trade Joe Panik

    McCovey Chronicles "If you weren’t around Twitter last night, a brief recap: Andrew Baggarly, known anarchist, was asked about Joe Panik’s unscheduled day off from his rehabilitation assignment, and he responded with "In all seriousness, maybe he’s part of a potential trade." As you would expect, everyone freaked..." July 23

  • Jay Bruce continues to draw interest across MLB

    Today's Knuckleball "In a trade market flush with outfield talent, perhaps no outfielder is drawing as much interest as Cincinnati Reds right fielder Jay Bruce. Bruce is drawing the eyes of many teams across baseball looking to add an impact bat prior to the August 1 non-waiver trade deadline. The Indians, Rangers,..." July 23

  • Blue Jays Bobblehead Giveaway Game Tops Upcoming Weekend Slate On Secondary Ticket Market

    Black Sports Online "The summer is heating up, which means that the divisional races in both leagues are hotly contested, and the games are becoming a little more important as we draw into the second half of the season. Two of baseball’s best teams, the Boston Red Sox (53-39) and Chicago Cubs (57-37), find..." July 23

  • Rangers considering bid for DeSclafani

    The Score "Anthony DeSclafani is high on the Texas Rangers' radar. The Rangers are considering the Cincinnati Reds starter as one of the possible names to improve their rotation ahead of the Aug. 1 non-waiver trade deadline, reports Jon Morosi of MLB Network." July 23

  • Jose Bautista: I’m ready to return to the Blue Jays

    Sportsnet "Jose Bautista is starting to feel like his old self. The Toronto Blue Jays outfielder, who has been out since mid-June with turf toe, acknowledged his toe isn’t yet 100 per cent but he feels he’s healthy enough to come up to the big-leagues once he completes his rehab assignment this weekend..." July 23

  • Trevor Story ties rookie shortstop record with 24th HR

    CBS Sports "Rockies shortstop Trevor Story made some history Friday night. In the sixth inning of his team's win over the Braves (COL 4, ATL 3), Story swatted his 24th home run of the season, which tied the NL record for rookie shortstops." July 23

  • Cleveland Indians' Michael Brantley undergoes procedure to break up scar tissue in shoulder

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Another day, another attempt to get Michael Brantley back on the field so he can help the Indians maintain their hold on first place in the AL Central. Brantley, to date, has played 11 games this season as he recovers from November surgery to repair a torn labrum in his right shoulder. Brantley..." July 23

  • Diamondbacks consider replacing manager Chip Hale

    ABC 15 "The Arizona Diamondbacks' disappointing season may soon result in a managerial change, according to a report Friday. Ken Rosenthal of FoxSports.com said the D-backs are considering a move to replace second-year manager Chip Hale, though general manager Dave Stewart refused comment. Rosenthal..." July 22

  • Clay Buchholz believes he’s going to be traded

    WEEI Boston "This might not be the last time Clay Buchholz pitches on the Fenway Park mound, but it sure is starting to feel like his run in Red Sox home whites is facing its finale. Part of the vibe came from the obvious observation as to what Buchholz’s lot in life has become, as he finally pitched for..." July 22

  • Mike Piazza was terrifying and the Dodgers should have kept him

    SB Nation "In 1993, the San Francisco Giants won 103 games and missed the postseason. Unless the wild card system is eliminated in the future, that will be the last time in baseball history something like that happens. It was the best of times, it was the worst of times. Mike Piazza was a rookie, and..." July 22

  • Drew Pomeranz learned of trade to Red Sox on TV

    Larry Brown Sports "If the San Diego Padres continue to sell off their major league talent as we approach the Aug. 1 trade deadline, starting pitcher Andrew Cashner could be the next to go. The right-hander is not concerned about it, however, because he doesn’t expect the team to keep him in the loop anyway. After..." July 22

  • Coppolella says he won't trade Teheran

    MLB.com "Julio Teheran will continue to draw interest from teams looking to add a frontline starting pitcher before the Aug. 1 non-waiver Trade Deadline. But Braves general manager John Coppolella contends he will not be influenced to trade his All-Star pitcher. "I have told about 12 different general..." July 22