• Cubs interested in Rangers catcher Jonathan Lucroy

    Sportsnaut "There’s been talk around the water cooler that the Chicago Cubs are interested in Texas Rangers pitcher Yu Darvish. While that might still very well be the case, at least one report suggests Chicago is more interested in Rangers catcher Jonathan Lucroy. “According to a source, a key Rangers..." July 22

  • Pablo Sandoval apologizes for 2015 comments on leaving Giants

    Fanrag Sports "Despite being a beloved figure during his first stint with the San Francisco Giants, third baseman Pablo Sandoval probably could have handled his departure more smoothly than he did. In an interview with Scott Miller of Bleacher Report, Sandoval said that leaving the Giants for Boston was “not..." July 22

  • Blue Jays place Sanchez on DL for 4th time with blister issues

    TSN "Aaron Sanchez has been placed on the 10-day disabled list – again. It’s the fourth time this season he has been placed on the shelf, all regarding issues to his pitching hand. The most recent news of yet another blister is troubling for Sanchez and the Blue Jays. Sanchez met with a hand..." July 22

  • Dodgers considering adding Mets' Addison Reed to bullpen

    CBS Sports "The Los Angeles Dodgers have been baseball's best team over the past month-plus, looking nearly unstoppable at times. That's not stopping the Dodgers' front office from examining potential upgrades, however. According to Buster Olney, the Dodgers are interested in adding New York Mets closer..." July 22

  • ‘Scared’ teams running from Zach Britton blockbuster

    New York Post "If Zach Britton were pitching like last year, the Orioles could receive a package back at least as strong as what the Yankees got for Andrew Miller, perhaps more because, at minimum, the super power Astros and Dodgers would be pushing hard to land him. But he is not pitching like last..." July 22

  • Brewers reportedly looking into adding Tigers' Ian Kinsler

    CBS Sports "The Milwaukee Brewers entered the weekend with a 52-47 record, a game ahead of the Chicago Cubs and two up on the Pittsburgh Pirates. The Brewers have been fading lately, losing six in a row. Yet that isn't stopping Milwaukee's front office from pursuing potential upgrades. Take Buster Olney's..." July 22

  • Pablo Sandoval signs deal to return to Giants

    WEEI Boston "Out of options and paid almost $50 million to simply go away just one week ago, Red Sox bust of a third baseman Pablo Sandoval was without a job for just one week, as he has officially signed a deal to return to the Giants, according to MLB insider Jon Heyman. Designated for assignment last..." July 22

  • Morse still recovering from concussion, Giants unsure about his future

    KNBR "Michael Morse is 35 years old and has played more than 100 games in a season just once since 2012. Morse’s best season in the last five years came in 2013, when he appeared in 131 contests for the Giants and hit 16 home runs while driving in 61 runs. Nevertheless, Morse was a popular..." July 22

  • Yoenis Cespedes wants to finish career in Oakland

    San Francisco Chronicle "Here’s something for A’s fans to look forward to a few years down the road, potentially: former Oakland star Yoenis Céspedes wants to finish his career with the A’s. In a rare interview conducted entirely in English, Céspedes told The Chronicle on Friday before the Mets’ 7-5 win over Oakland..." July 22

  • Brewers aggressively pursuing Justin Wilson

    Larry Brown Sports "The Milwaukee Brewers seem to have zeroed in on their new bullpen messiah. Bob Nightengale of USA TODAY Sports reports on Friday that the Brewers are “aggressive” in trade talks with the Detroit Tigers for closer Justin Wilson. The 29-year-old lefty Wilson has a 2.75 ERA with 10 saves in 12..." July 22

  • Mets' Yoenis Cespedes says "(New York) is my home" following comments about Oakland

    Newark Star-Ledger "Prior to the New York Mets' 7-5 win over the Oakland Athletics on Friday, star left fielder Yoenis Cespedes told The San Fransisco Chronicle reporter Susan Slusser that he wanted to finish his career with the A's reports say. The San Fransisco Chronicle also quoted Cespedes saying that A's..." July 22

  • Red Sox ace Chris Sale fastest in AL history to 200 K's in season

    ESPN "It was a fastball, 96 mph on the outer half of the plate, and Kole Calhoun didn't swing at it as much as he reached and flailed. Once again, Chris Sale's last pitch of a game was as nasty as his first. Sale struck out Calhoun to complete a sixth scoreless inning Friday night in the Boston..." July 22

  • Yu Darvish on the Yankees’ radar

    New York Post "With Yu Darvish starting for the Rangers against the Rays on Friday night, the speculation at Tropicana Field was that with Yankees scout Brandon Duckworth on hand the Bombers were interested Darvish. The Yankees’ rotation could use help with Michael Pineda finished for the season, Luis Cessa..." July 22

  • White Sox acquire Mark Lowe and Jean Machi from Mariners

    Hardball Talk "Tacoma Rainiers’ broadcaster Mike Curto reports that the White Sox have acquired veteran right-handed relievers Mark Lowe and Jean Machi from the Mariners in exchange for cash considerations. Neither team has officially confirmed the deal yet. Lowe, 34, signed a minor league deal with the..." July 22

  • It's time for a Jose Altuve-Pete Rose comparison in the all-time hits department

    CBS Sports "Late last season we noted in this very space that Astros second baseman Jose Altuve was closing in on 1,000 career hits and would likely reach that benchmark by age 26. That's exactly what he did. He's back at it in 2017 as he leads the AL in hits and batting average. If paces hold, then Altuve..." July 22

  • Miguel Cabrera leaves Friday's game after taking grounder off chest

    Detroit Free Press "Detroit Tigers first baseman Miguel Cabrera exited Friday’s game after being hit in the chest by a ground ball. Cabrera was diagnosed with a contusion on his right clavicle. X-rays were negative. He is listed as day to day. Robbie Grossman’s grounder to first in the fourth inning took a..." July 22

  • Blue Jays' Aaron Sanchez dealing with yet another blister issue

    Sporting News "Blue Jays manager John Gibbons said Friday that starting pitcher Aaron Sanchez is suffering yet another blister issue, and may be headed for another disabled list stint, via MLB.com. Sanchez, who allowed five runs (three earned) Wednesday in a 5-1 loss against the Red Sox, has made just eight..." July 21

  • Would Mets consider dealing Steven Matz?

    Newark Star-Ledger "If Sandy Alderson truly declares his team as a seller at the 2017 MLB trade deadline, teams will call about every asset under the Mets sun. That, of course, goes well beyond rental players like Asdrubal Cabrera, Curtis Granderson and Jay Bruce. While those veterans will have contenders..." July 21

  • ‘Scared’ teams running from Zach Britton blockbuster

    New York Post "If Zach Britton were pitching like last year, the Orioles could receive a package back at least as strong as what the Yankees got for Andrew Miller, perhaps more because, at minimum, the super power Astros and Dodgers would be pushing hard to land him. But he is not pitching like last..." July 21

  • Why it’s time for Shapiro, Blue Jays to jumpstart a rebuild

    Sportsnet "There was a time in the Blue Jays’ not-so-distant past when it wasn’t clear what the franchise could be. There were empty seats, bad teams and faded glory. Everyone could remember what it had been. There was no choice. For much of a decade it seemed the team’s only marketing strategy was to..." July 21

  • Teams calling about Bautista, but Jays have others on the block

    CBS Sports "We're now into the second half of the season, and it's become clear the Toronto Blue Jays are not going to make the kind of run required to get back into the postseason race. The Blue Jays are 44-51 and 5 1/2 games back of the second wild card spot with seven teams ahead of them. They have been a..." July 21

  • With 3B market thin, could Ian Kinsler emerge as possible Red Sox target?

    WEEI Boston "It’s no secret that the Red Sox have been looking for third base help. The Pablo Sandoval experiment reached its bitter end this week, Brock Holt is still finding his footing after missing nearly three months, and despite a strong July from Deven Marrero, the team is openly looking for upgrades..." July 21

  • Cleveland Indians looking at reacquiring Asdrubal Cabrera

    WKYC "As the July 31 trade deadline approaches, the Indians may be looking to add a familiar face to their roster. ESPN's Jerry Crasnick reports the Tribe is interested in acquiring New York Mets infielder Asdrubal Cabrera, who previously played in Cleveland for eight seasons. Crasnick said the..." July 21

  • Athletics approached Semien about contract extension

    CBS Sports "The Athletics approached Semien with discussions of a contract extension during the offseason, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports. Among Oakland's ongoing sale, Semien's name has not been included strongly in rumors. They apparently want to build around him as part of their..." July 21

  • Farrell: Every effort is being made to make trades

    ESPN "By the time the Boston Red Sox are ready to jet home from Seattle on Wednesday night, the trade winds might be blowing hard enough in their direction to shave a few precious hours off their flight time. Or maybe they will have made a deal already? "I don't know. I can't answer that right..." July 21

  • Cardinals' Carpenter: Rosenthal's fielding lapse 'just can't happen'

    MLB.com "A staple of pitchers' fielding practice during the early weeks of Spring Training now haunts the Cardinals in July after an opportunity to push their series finale against the Mets into extra innings Thursday was abruptly thwarted by yet another lapse in fundamentals. A day after..." July 21

  • Mariners, Cardinals team up for rare prospect-for-prospect trade

    CBS Sports "Friday afternoon the Seattle Mariners and St. Louis Cardinals got together for the rarest trade of them all: a prospect-for-prospect swap. The Mariners have sent Triple-A outfielder Tyler O'Neill to the Cardinals for Triple-A left-hander Marco Gonzales, both teams have announced. It's a..." July 21

  • Cubs reach out to Rangers about Yu Darvish

    Sporting News "The most valuable rental player on the MLB trade market will be Yu Darvish if he becomes available. Period. There may be no more valuable player at all, rental or controllable, than Darvish if the Rangers decide to sell. And, according to Yahoo Sports, the Rangers are gauging interest from..." July 21

  • Garcia deal to Twins not finished

    TSN "On Thursday night, it appeared the Minnesota Twins were putting on the finishing touches to a trade that would land them starting left-hander Jaime Garcia from the Atlanta Braves, but MLB.com's Mark Feinsand says the deal has not yet come to fruition. Not only the deal not done, but the Braves..." July 21

  • The Rangers are shopping Yu Darvish

    Hardball Talk "Jeff Passan of Yahoo reports that the Rangers “have started reaching out to teams potentially interested in acquiring” Yu Darvish. Texas is only 4.5 games out of the second Wild Card slot, but there are five teams ahead of them and they’ve really never had any traction this year. Such is not..." July 21

  • Giants expected to sign Pablo Sandoval with Royals interested

    Fanrag Sports "Although it is expected that the San Francisco Giants will be bringing back free-agent third baseman Pablo Sandoval on Friday afternoon, the three-time World Series Champion is also receiving some other interest from around the league. A source close to the station has highlighted the Kansas City..." July 21

  • Astros reportedly viewed as ‘most motivated suitor’ for Zach Britton

    Yardbarker "It sounds like the Houston Astros could be preparing to make a very big splash ahead of MLB’s trade deadline. According to ESPN’s Buster Olney, rival evaluators reportedly see the Astros as the team most motivated to acquire closer Zach Britton from the Baltimore Orioles. Any Britton trade..." July 21

  • Brewers' front office still actively monitoring trade market

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "While some fans are already jumping off the bandwagon in the wake of the Milwaukee Brewers' five-game losing streak, the front office is still looking at ways to improve the team. "We believe in these guys and we’re still in first place," said vice president and assistant general manager Matt..." July 21

  • Dodgers reportedly ‘in the mix’ for top left-handed relievers

    Larry Brown Sports "The Los Angeles Dodgers are reportedly quite interested in grabbing a top left-handed reliever to pair with Kenley Jansen at the back of their bullpen. Andy McCullough of the Los Angeles Times reported Thursday that the Dodgers are “in the mix” for Baltimore Orioles reliever Zach Britton and..." July 21

  • Bryce Harper, wife launch Instagram food account

    Yardbarker "Bryce Harper and wife Kayla are stepping into a new area. Harper’s wife announced in an Instagram story Thursday that the two are launching a food account on the social media service after receiving multiple requests to do so. Their food account is called “HarpEats.” Their first post is sure..." July 21

  • Pence, Posey weigh in: Would Giants welcome back Pablo Sandoval?

    San Jose Mercury News "The day could come this season when Pablo Sandoval walks into the Giants clubhouse and sets down his equipment bag. Lord knows he has more baggage than his bats and workout clothes. How would Sandoval be received by his former teammates? With open arms? With guarded greetings? With bygones..." July 21

  • The Reds are on pace to break their own record for home runs allowed

    Hardball Talk "The Reds got shelled by the Diamondbacks on Thursday afternoon, dropping the game 12-2. The pitching staff gave up four home runs, including two to Jake Lamb. Gregor Blanco and Ketel Marte also went yard. That brings the Reds’ total on the season up to 166 through 95 games. That prorates to 283..." July 21

  • Mets' Tebow thriving after promotion: 'I'm more comfortable'

    USA Today "Tim Tebow has been playing with the St. Lucie Mets for less than a month — a very small sample size to analyze a baseball player — but the early returns are impressive. After hitting .220/.311/.336 in 64 games at low-A Columbia, the 29-year-old former Heisman Trophy winner is batting..." July 21

  • Jaime Garcia Reportedly Traded by Braves to Twins

    Bleacher Report "The Minnesota Twins acquired starting pitcher Jaime Garcia from the Atlanta Braves, MLB.com's Rhett Bollinger reported Thursday. FanRag Sports' Jon Heyman confirmed Garcia is on the move. According to Bollinger, Atlanta will receive a minor league player in a one-for-one swap. Garcia has..." July 21

  • Athletics have named asking price from Yankees for Gray

    Scout "Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports reported Thursday the A's and Yankees are still in the process of negotiating a possible trade that would see Oakland's top pitcher, Sonny Gray, moved to the Bronx. Gray has been also linked to trade rumors to the Houston Astros, Milwaukee Brewers and the Chicago..." July 21

  • Dodgers designate Romo for assignment

    CSN Bay Area "The Dodgers made a move on Thursday that will certainly interest Giants fans. Los Angeles designated Sergio Romo for assignment. Over 30 appearances this season, Romo is 1-1 with a 6.12 ERA. He hasn't taken the mound since July 8. Against the Giants this year: - April 24: Allowed..." July 21

  • Rays among teams showing interest in Marlins' Ramos

    Scout "The Tampa Bay Rays know they are inching closer toward the American League East's top spot, currently occupied by the Boston Red Sox. With the homestretch in front of the them, the Rays have been linked to interest in Marlins' reliever A.J. Ramos, according to Jon Heyman of FanRag..." July 21

  • Yankees Still Considering First Base Addition

    MLB Trade Rumors "Despite bolstering their corner infield mix with the recent addition of Todd Frazier, the Yankees remain open to considering upgrades at first base, according to MLB.com’s Mark Feinsand (via Twitter). Currently, the club is utilizing Chase Headley and new acquisition Garrett Cooper at first,..." July 21

  • Survey says: Yankees still the most hated in baseball

    Hardball Talk "FiveThirtyEight commissioned a survey through SurveyMonkey, polling 989 self-described baseball fans about their baseball fandom. They were asked which teams were their favorites both overall and by census region, which teams they found favorable among 10 randomly assigned teams, and which teams..." July 20

  • Army Veteran told to lower American flag while tailgating by Braves parking attendant

    Sportsnaut "Prior to Monday’s game, Adam Mourdock, an Army Veteran and Atlanta Braves season ticket holder, went to fly his American flag while tailgating as he normally does. But Mourdock’s routine was broken by a parking attendant (who later identified herself as the supervisor) who told him that raising..." July 20

  • Brewers reportedly monitoring Tigers' Verlander

    CBS Sports "The Brewers have seen their lead in the NL Central whittled down since the break, and that has increased the pressure on the Milwaukee front office to fortify the roster leading up to the July 31 non-waiver trade deadline. Even with Chase Anderson slowly working his way back from injury, the..." July 20

  • Jay Bruce: Mets 'would be crazy not to' trade me to improve organization

    New York Daily News "The first time it happened, it changed everything. Jay Bruce grew up in the Reds organization, signing his first contract with them in Cincinnati when he still had braces. Last year, when the Reds started their rebuild and traded him to the Mets, Bruce came to terms with his role in the business..." July 20

  • Qualifying offer to be in the $18 million range

    Hardball Talk "According to ESPN’s Buster Olney, teams have been told that the qualifying offer to free agents this offseason will be in the $18 million range, likely $18.1 million. The value is derived by taking the average of the top 125 player salaries. At $18.1 million, that would be $900,000 more than..." July 20

  • Blue Jays have tried to acquire Rangers’ Odor before

    Sportsnet "The Toronto Blue Jays have tried to acquire Rougned Odor at some points in the past, according to Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports. It’s unclear whether the team pursued the Texas Rangers second baseman before or after his famous punch. Odor was the key figure in the infamous May 2016 brawl with the..." July 20

  • Zack Cozart 'highly unlikely' to sign extension with Reds

    12 Up "Zack Cozart may very well have to pack up his donkey and head out on the open road at the end of 2017, if not sooner. Cozart, who was nearly traded to Seattle last summer, is enjoying a huge breakout season slashing .321/.400/.566. His stat line for the last seven days alone shows a .389..." July 20

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