• Yasiel Puig's Suspension Rescinded by MLB, Will Make Charitable Donation Instead

    Bleacher Report "Los Angeles Dodgers right fielder Yasiel Puig will not serve a suspension after all. According to Ken Gurnick of MLB.com, his one-game ban was rescinded Tuesday, and Puig will instead make a charitable donation. Puig was initially suspended for making an obscene gesture toward Cleveland..." June 28

  • Cubs' Joe Maddon visiting White House 'out of respect to the office'

    ESPN "Although they made their official White House visit for winning the World Series back in January, the Chicago Cubs will make another informal trip Wednesday because team ownership has ties with the current administration. Manager Joe Maddon tried to steer clear of any controversy regarding the..." June 28

  • Former Yankees Mariano Rivera, Jorge Posada support Derek Jeter’s ‘dream’ to own MLB team

    New York Daily News "On the day their former Yankees teammate and Core Four member Derek Jeter celebrated his 43rd birthday, Mariano Rivera and Jorge Posada said they both hope one birthday present the retired Bombers captain receives is the ownership keys to the Marlins. “(Jeter) has always said he wants to do..." June 28

  • Braves could trade for starter, Archer and Quintana top wish list

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "The Braves are again interested in trading for a top-of-the-rotation caliber starting pitcher and have circled back to a couple of their targets from last winter: the Rays’ Chris Archer and White Sox left-hander Jose Quintana. They also had scouts at Oakland’s Sonny Gray’s start Sunday. But the..." June 27

  • Report: Yankees Charity Is Being Shady About Where Its Money Goes

    Deadspin "The New York Times put out a lengthy report today detailing the past 10 years of the “New Yankee Stadium Community Benefits Fund,” a charity the team created after they caught heat for taking public park land to build its new coliseum in the South Bronx. Essentially, after the Yankees vowed to..." June 27

  • Blue Jays designate Grilli for assignment

    Toronto Star "Veteran righthander Jason Grilli was designated for assignment by the Blue Jays on Tuesday, with righthander Chris Smith recalled from Triple-A Buffalo to take his place. In addition, outfielder Ezequiel Carrera was activated from the DL and outfielder Dwight Smith, Jr. was optioned to the..." June 27

  • Terry Francona will not manage Tuesday night's game vs. Texas

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Indians manager Terry Francona will not be in the dugout on Tuesday night against Texas at Progressive Field. A statement from the team said Francona was evaluated by doctors at Cleveland Clinic on Monday night and Tuesday morning. The tests have ruled out any major health concerns, but..." June 27

  • John Farrell suspended 1 game following actions after being ejected Saturday night

    WEEI Boston "The Red Sox will be without manager John Farrell Tuesday night against the Twins. Major League Baseball announced Farrell has received a one-game suspension and an undisclosed fine for his actions during an argument with umpire Bill Miller in the top of the seventh inning of Saturday's game..." June 27

  • Brewers Designate Nick Franklin, Activate Braun & Villar

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Brewers have announced that utilityman Nick Franklin has been designated for assignment. Veterans Ryan Braun and Jonathan Villar, meanwhile, were both activated from their DL stints. Franklin, 26, has not performed well for Milwaukee after coming over from the Rays in a waiver claim right..." June 27

  • The Yankees’ possible savior won’t come cheap in trade

    New York Post "The Yankees took on the 2017 version of the 2016 Yankees Monday night at Guaranteed Rate Field (worst stadium name ever). These Yankees, naturally, are hoping they wind up as this year’s version of the 2016 Cubs. Or even the 2016 Indians, not that they would ever admit that. The key could be..." June 27

  • Injured Matt Harvey tips back tequila in the Hamptons

    Page Six "Matt Harvey is still enjoying his time off. The Mets pitcher, who will be out several weeks with a stress injury to the scapula bone, was spotted in the Hamptons this past weekend with locals buzzing that he and a group of his bros rented an estate on Beach Plum Drive in Montauk. Harvey and..." June 27

  • See you in September? The latest on Tim Tebow ... and his possible Citi Field debut

    ESPN "The New York Mets promoted Tim Tebow to their St. Lucie affiliate in the Class A Florida State League on Sunday despite his underwhelming statistics in his first professional stop. He is expected to make his debut with the team Tuesday night. Here’s a primer on what comes next for the former..." June 27

  • Giants expected to be sellers at trade deadline

    MLB.com "The Giants have the second-worst record in the Major Leagues, along with the National League's second-oldest group of position players, according to Baseball-Reference.com's weighted calculation. That's a discouraging combination. Industry sources believe San Francisco general manager Bobby..." June 27

  • The Mets’ promotion of Tim Tebow is a disgrace

    wtop.com "Not much has gone right for the New York Mets this year. They’ve been beset by injuries, all but dooming their season before it ever really had a chance to begin. Thought to be the Washington Nationals’ top competition in the NL East, they’re mired in fourth place, seven games under .500 and..." June 27

  • Recently released Francisco Rodriguez agrees to deal with Nats

    ESPN "The Washington Nationals have agreed to a minor league contract with right-handed pitcher Francisco Rodriguez, according to ESPN's Buster Olney and multiple reports. Rodriguez was released last week by the Detroit Tigers. He will report to the Nationals' minor league facility in West Palm..." June 27

  • Chicago Cubs, Joe Maddon might make return visit to White House

    USA Today "The defending World Series champion Chicago Cubs, who visited the White House in January under the Obama administration, “might go over there again," manager Joe Maddon said on Monday. The Cubs are in Washington for a four-game showdown against the first-place Nationals, winning 5-4 on..." June 27

  • Twins prospect and 2017 No. 1 pick went deep in first professional at-bat

    CBS Sports "The best month of Royce Lewis' life just keeps getting better. Earlier this month, the Minnesota Twins selected Lewis out of a California high school with the No. 1 overall pick in the 2017 amateur draft. They later paid him a $6.725 million bonus, the largest bonus ever given to a high school..." June 27

  • Jae-gyun Hwang Likely To Opt Out Of Giants Deal If Not Promoted

    MLB Trade Rumors "Third baseman Jae-gyun Hwang suggested in an interview with Korean media that he expects to opt out of his contract with the Giants if he is not added to the major league roster in the coming days (via Jee-ho Yoo of Yonhap News Agency). Hwang’s deal allows him to force the team to promote or..." June 27

  • Kyle Schwarber addresses demotion: 'Numbers spoke for themselves'

    ESPN "Slumping slugger Kyle Schwarber said Monday that he's not surprised the Chicago Cubs demoted him, saying "the numbers spoke for themselves." Schwarber's October return following a knee injury helped fuel Chicago's first World Series title in 108 years, but he was sent down to Triple-A Iowa on..." June 27

  • Former Chiefs cornerback gets first pro baseball hit

    Pro Football Talk "Tim Tebow isn’t the only former NFL player giving baseball a shot this summer. Former Chiefs cornerback Sanders Commings, whose football career ended because of injuries, is playing in the Braves farm system. And last night, playing for the Danville Braves, he got his first two professional..." June 27

  • Terry Francona once again leaves a game due to illness

    Hardball Talk "For the second time in two weeks, Cleveland Indians manager Terry Francona left a game when he wasn’t feeling well. Last night he left Cleveland’s 15-9 win over the Texas Rangers sometime before the fourth inning. He was evaluated by the medical staff and was said to be fine, but he did not..." June 27

  • Cubs, Blue Jays among teams scouting Athletics' Gray

    Sportsnet "The Toronto Blue Jays were among several teams to scout the latest start of Oakland Athletics right-hander Sonny Gray, according to Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle. Slusser reports that the Chicago Cubs, Seattle Mariners, Atlanta Braves and Boston Red Sox also sent executives and..." June 27

  • Former MLB player's son now on life support after being hit in face by baseball

    USA Today High School Sports "The son of former Atlanta Braves infielder Keith Lockhart is on life support after getting hit in the face by a baseball last Saturday. Lockhart’s son, Jason, is 15 years old. Jason’s sister, Sydney, has been posting updates on her public Facebook page and has confirmed the updates with..." June 27

  • Phillies' Herrera fined by manager for latest baserunning gaffe

    CSN Philly "Early Sunday morning, Odubel Herrera was summoned into manager Pete Mackanin's office for a chat. It wasn't the first time it has happened this season. But it was the first time this happened: Mackanin, according to sources, fined Herrera an undisclosed amount of money stemming from an..." June 27

  • Melancon slams report suggesting tension with Giants' teammates

    San Francisco Chronicle "Mark Melancon said he was in on moving back the bullpen’s 3:30 p.m. stretch time, explaining that a later stretch gives relievers more time to receive treatment, work in the weight room and eat before taking the field. The Giants’ closer was reacting to a Fox Sports report that he “rubbed some..." June 27

  • Rockies Acquire Zac Rosscup From Cubs For Matt Carasiti

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Rockies and Cubs have announced a swap of pitchers, with the Rockies adding the southpaw Zac Rosscup out of DFA limb. Heading to Chicago in return is right-hander Matt Carasiti. The 29-year-old Rosscup will provide Colorado with a potential lefty specialist. Over his career, he has..." June 27

  • Rob Gronkowski’s vulgar roast of David Ortiz too raunchy for television

    Sportsnaut "New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski went totally unfiltered when he roasted MLB legend David Ortiz last Thursday. Many lines were crossed when Gronk took center stage and and rattled off a stand-up routine that was wildly vulgar and offensive to many people on many levels (more on..." June 26

  • Rockies call up Jairo Diaz to help ailing bullpen, place CarGo and Anderson on DL

    BNS Denver "The Colorado Rockies made a series of roster moves Monday afternoon starting with placing left-handed pitcher Tyler Anderson right back on the Disabled List just one start after coming off of it. This is a tough blow for Anderson who has struggled with injuries in his history, though the hamstring..." June 26

  • Red Sox could be interested in Sonny Gray

    WEEI Boston "Even though the Red Sox recently added right-hander Doug Fister, they might still look to make another move to their starting rotation. According to Yahoo! Sports' Jeff Passan, the Red Sox have sent some of their "most respected evaluators" to Sonny Gray's last two starts, which indicates the..." June 26

  • Marlins trade Hechavarria to Rays for prospects

    Miami Herald "The Marlins traded shortstop Adeiny Hechavarria to the Tampa Bay Rays for a pair of fringe prospects on Monday as the first step in what could turn into a major roster rebuild for Miami. The trade, which had been rumored for days, came as no surprise. With rookie shortstop JT Riddle settling..." June 26

  • Nats players are fed up with their bullpen issues

    Hardball Talk "Tom Boswell of the Washington Post does frequent Q&As with readers and today he had quite the A to one of their Qs. The question was about the Nats’ bullpen, which is obviously a glaring weakness on an otherwise excellent team. Following a long answer talking about the approach to bullpen..." June 26

  • The terrible Giants need to rebuild and have plenty to offer in trades

    CBS Sports "The San Francisco Giants made the playoffs and won the NL wild card game last year, but that might have obscured the direction things were going. They were 30-42 after the All-Star break. Only the Twins and Phillies won fewer games in the second half. That has continued into this season, as the..." June 26

  • Nationals In Talks With Francisco Rodriguez

    MLB Trade Rumors "Right-hander Francisco Rodriguez, who was recently released by the Tigers, is being pursued by the Nationals and is likely to end up signing there, reports Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports (via Twitter). The Nationals, of course, have a clear need for bullpen help, and while K-Rod has been torched..." June 26

  • The Giants chemistry is suffering because a guy they all hated is gone

    Hardball Talk "I’ve spent years arguing with people about team chemistry. You know the battle lines on all of that now: people who talk a lot about team chemistry tend to attribute winning or losing to good or bad chemistry, respectively. I tend to think that characterizing chemistry is a retroactive exercise in..." June 26

  • Miguel Tejada Had His Home Home Burglarized ... Suspect Arrested

    TMZ "Bad news, good news for ex-MLB superstar Miguel Tejada ... Bad News -- someone broke into Tejada's Ft. Lauderdale home and jacked thousands of dollars worth of expensive belongings. Good News -- Cops have arrested the suspect and Tejada should get his stuff back. Here's what we know ......" June 26

  • Charlie Sheen puts Babe Ruth ring, Red Sox sale document up for auction

    ESPN "Charlie Sheen has revealed himself as the owner of two of the most coveted pieces of Babe Ruth memorabilia, which will be sold Friday. Sheen told ESPN on Monday that it is he who consigned Babe Ruth's 1927 World Series ring and an original copy of the sale document that sent the Bambino from..." June 26

  • Blue Jays’ Roberto Osuna feels good in return to the mound

    Sportsnet "Roberto Osuna says he never feels as good as when he’s on the mound. Toes on the rubber, ball in his hand, 97 m.p.h. of heat in his arm. Friday night, the Toronto Blue Jays closer didn’t get to have that feeling, a mental health issue preventing him from pitching in a save situation. But on..." June 26

  • Keith Lockhart's son seriously injured, hospitalized after being hit in face with baseball

    USA Today "Jason Lockhart, the 15-year-old son of former Atlanta Braves second baseman Keith Lockhart, is receiving serious medical attention to treat profuse bleeding after he was hit in the face with a baseball, according to the Associated Press and other media reports. The younger Lockhart was hit..." June 26

  • Melancon 'Rubbing Teammates' the Wrong Way

    Fox Sports "Things are different around the San Francisco Giants, and not simply because the three-time World Series champions are on pace to lose 100 games for the first time since 1985. The clubhouse, once populated by outspoken veterans and compelling eccentrics, is quiet to the point of being boring,..." June 26

  • Report: Phillies making Maikel Franco available in trade discussions

    Hardball Talk "Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe reports that the Phillies are making third baseman Maikel Franco “more than available” in trade discussions. Franco, 24, is having an abysmal season after showing promise in 2015 and ’16. Through 289 plate appearances, he’s hitting .221/.280/.365 with nine home..." June 26

  • Yankees' Hicks expected to miss 3-4 weeks with oblique injury

    Newark Star-Ledger "Yankees outfielder Aaron Hicks' dream season has taken a turn toward pain and frustration. His shocking run from fourth outfielder to All-Star candidate is over. Hicks suffered a right oblique injury during the Yankees' 8-7 loss to the Texas Rangers on Sunday, and an MRI revealed bad..." June 26

  • Madison Bumgarner began his rehab assignment yesterday

    Hardball Talk "Giants ace Madison Bumgarner tossed three no-hit innings yesterday in his first minor league rehab start with the Giants’ Arizona Rookie League team. He struck out two and walked a guy, while sitting in the 88-91 m.p.h. range on his fastball. Bumgarner, who is coming back from a sprained left..." June 26

  • Adeiny talks active; Rays the front-runners

    MLB.com "The Marlins remain in discussions with multiple teams regarding Adeiny Hechavarria, but the Rays are believed to be the front-runners for the 28-year-old shortstop. According to sources, Miami is hoping to deal Hechavarria for one or perhaps two pitching prospects, and is seeking to get a deal..." June 26

  • Marlins Likely To Deal Hechavarria Soon, Willing To Listen On Relievers

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Rays seem to be the “frontrunners” in talks, MLB.com’s Joe Frisaro tweets. Miami is looking for young pitching in return for Hechavarria. JUNE 25, 10:20pm: The Padres have joined the Rays in the Hechavarria sweepstakes, Clark Spencer reports (via Twitter). The Cardinals are no longer..." June 26

  • Giancarlo Stanton officially commits to Home Run Derby, excited to defend title

    Sporting News "Marlins slugger Giancarlo Stanton has committed to defending his title at the 2017 Home Run Derby in Miami. MLB's All-Star weekend is less than a month away, and the Home Run derby has been reinvigorated in recent years. Stanton, who bashed his 20th home run of the season during Sunday's 4-2..." June 26

  • After 112 batters and 51 strikeouts, Dodgers' Jansen issues first walk of 2017

    CBS Sports "The Dodgers came back against the Rockies (LAD 12, COL 6) on Sunday to earn their 10th consecutive win. Colorado setup man Adam Ottavino melted down spectacularly in the game. The most unlikely thing about the game was not Ottavino uncorking four wild pitches in one inning. It was Dodgers..." June 26

  • Tim Tebow lands a promotion: The Mets plan to send him to High Class A in Florida

    CBS Sports "Mets GM Sandy Alderson on Sunday announced that outfield prospect and former NFL quarterback Tim Tebow is being promoted from Columbia of the Low-A South Atlantic League to St. Lucie of the High-A Florida State League. Tebow, 29, put up a batting line of .222/.311/.340 at Columbia with three..." June 25

  • Michael Conforto exits game after being hit on wrist

    Fanrag Sports "New York Mets outfielder Michael Conforto exited Sunday’s game against the San Francisco Giants in the sixth inning after being hit by a pitch on the left wrist earlier in the contest. Giants starter Matt Moore hit Conforto in the fifth inning and after a short delay, he was able to run for..." June 25

  • Yankees concerned as Matt Holliday still not fully recovered from last week's allergic reaction

    New York Daily News "Matt Holliday still isn’t fully recovered from an allergic reaction he experienced just over a week ago in Oakland, and for that reason, he was out of the Yankees’ lineup Sunday against the Rangers. Aaron Judge started at designated hitter and Mason Williams played right field. “It’s not to..." June 25

  • Ichiro becomes oldest to start a game in CF

    MLB.com "With a rare start in center against the Cubs on Sunday, Ichiro Suzuki made history. At 43 years and 246 days old, the Marlins outfielder became the oldest starting center fielder since 1900, per Elias Sports." June 25

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