• San Francisco to name street after Barry Bonds at Candlestick Park redevelopment

    CBS Sports "The city of San Francisco is busy undertaking a redevelopment of the site where Candlestick Park -- bygone home of the San Francisco 49ers and San Francisco Giants -- once stood. A small part of the project is naming streets in the area in honor of 49ers and Giants legends. As ESPN.com reports,..." April 24

  • Eric Thames a story not of corruption but redemption

    Fanrag Sports "History does repeat itself sometimes. In 1985, the Toronto Blue Jays brought up a first base prospect named Cecil Fielder. Fielder was only 21 and he had never played above Double-A, but he had the kind of hitting talent that made you want to rush things. He was a .294/.371/.523 hitter in the..." April 24

  • Orioles reliever questions Pedroia’s handling of Machado incident

    Boston Globe "The Red Sox-Orioles series is over, but the fallout continues from Manny Machado’s slide into Dustin Pedroia last Friday night. On Sunday, Red Sox reliever Matt Barnes threw a pitch behind Machado’s head that many believed was in retaliation. Orioles reliever Zach Britton pointed a finger at..." April 24

  • Red Sox’s reckless head-hunter can’t be stomached in baseball

    New York Post "To believe that Matt Barnes was not trying to hit Manny Machado on Sunday afternoon, well, let’s go through it: — Barnes and his Red Sox manager, John Farrell, insisted the ball got away from the reliever as he was trying to come inside on the Orioles’ best player. But catcher Christian Vazquez..." April 24

  • Price to throw next bullpen Monday

    MLB.com "For those on David Price watch, breathe easier. The left-hander resumed a throwing program after a recent bout of soreness in his injured left elbow slowed his rehabilitation progress. Price threw 30 pitches in a bullpen session Friday in Baltimore, Red Sox manager John Farrell said. "I..." April 24

  • The Athletics are close to getting back potential trade bait Sonny Gray

    CBS Sports "Athletics right-hander Sonny Gray hasn't yet pitched in the majors this season due to a lingering lat injury, but that will be changing in the very near future. Gray threw five scoreless innings for Class A Stockton on Saturday, allowing only one hit (a single) and striking out six without walking..." April 24

  • Daniel Murphy ‘wants to beat Mets’ brains in’: Nationals ace

    New York Post "Daniel Murphy insisted what mattered is his ulcerating success has come against a divisional opponent. The fact that opponent happened to be the Mets, well, that didn’t matter as much. His manager Dusty Baker disagreed. “It definitely matters. Guys say it doesn’t matter, but it matters. It..." April 24

  • Yoenis Cespedes (hammy) sits out again, but hopes to return Tuesday

    ESPN "Yoenis Cespedes was again held out of the New York Mets' lineup on Sunday because of a hamstring injury, with manager Terry Collins acknowledging the possibility the 31-year-old slugger could be headed to the disabled list if he's not fit to play by Tuesday. Collins said Cespedes told him he..." April 24

  • Zach Britton to see hand doc, could throw after that

    MLB.com "Orioles closer Zach Britton will see a hand specialist on Monday, and he could resume throwing after that, as manager Buck Showalter called it the final step for the left-hander in his rehab from a left forearm strain. Britton's MRI exam on his left elbow and forearm came back with no..." April 24

  • Giants wise not to punish underpaid Madison Bumgarner

    ESPN "The topic was unnecessary physical risk, and Madison Bumgarner and San Francisco Giants manager Bruce Bochy gnawed on it in friendly conversation in Bochy's office at AT&T Park last June. Bochy leaned back in the black chair at his desk, hat off, and Bumgarner sat to his left, his legs stretched..." April 24

  • Mariners cut Leonys Martin: Breaking down landing spots, MLB teams with OF holes

    CBS Sports "The Mariners announced two roster moves on Sunday prior to their series finale against the A's. They recalled 1B/DH Dan Vogelbach and pitcher Chris Heston from Triple-A. Reliever Chase De Jong was sent to Triple-A and outfielder Leonys Martin was designated for assignment. Let's dig in on the..." April 23

  • Huntington: Pirates looking for external OF options

    MLB.com "The Pirates are monitoring the market for available outfielders, general manager Neal Huntington said, but they are comfortable moving forward with the group they have following Starling Marte's 80-game suspension. Significant trades in April and May are rare, and few impact free agents remain..." April 23

  • Athletics acquire Ryan LaMarre from Angels

    Hardball Talk "The Athletics acquired outfielder Ryan LaMarre from the Angels for cash considerations or a player to be named later, per a team announcement on Sunday. In a corresponding move, they placed right-hander Chris Bassitt on the 60-day disabled list and assigned the outfielder to Triple-A..." April 23

  • Five MLB GM’s who failed to address key needs

    Sportsnaut "Is it really fair to boo a player? If he’s not giving it his all, sure. But more often than not, a player getting booed is really the result of a front office failure. A player may not be any good, but the front office is responsible for putting him in that position. Plenty of MLB general..." April 23

  • How did Mets become such a train wreck?

    USA Today "It was in the seventh inning on Saturday when Terry Collins sent out an SOS to Yoenis Cespedes in the trainer’s room. The slugger had spent all afternoon looking for a chance to rescue the Mets, hoping to coax his strained left hamstring into just one at-bat. That’s all Collins was asking for...." April 23

  • Dustin Pedroia says he won't play 'baseball police' on Manny Machado slide

    ESPN "Dustin Pedroia will leave it to others to judge whether Manny Machado's controversial slide into second base Friday night was clean or dirty, legal or against the rules. But Pedroia isn't afraid to say that it wasn't very smart. Pedroia wasn't in the Boston Red Sox's lineup Saturday, his..." April 23

  • Bochy: No surgery expected for Giants ace Madison Bumgarner

    San Jose Mercury News "Two days after wiping out on a dirt bike, Madison Bumgarner’s arm is in a sling and he is able to walk under his own power. Giants manager Bruce Bochy said that Bumgarner briefly left the team hotel here Friday night and went to Coors Field to meet with head athletic trainer Dave..." April 23

  • Frustrated Farrell follows up with Torre about slide rule

    MLB.com "After injuring his left knee on Manny Machado's slide on Friday night, Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia was not in the starting lineup on Saturday. Pedroia said he is fine with the whole situation, but manager John Farrell was not quite as happy. Pedroia and Farrell both said the second..." April 23

  • Zach Britton improving, but set to see hand specialist for final clearance

    Baltimore Sun "Orioles closer Zach Britton won’t play catch until Monday at the earliest, despite a clean MRI that showed no problems in his left elbow and only inflammation in his forearm. Britton, who went on the disabled list last Sunday with a left forearm strain, is waiting to see a hand specialist who..." April 23

  • Maddon: Heyward's adjustments 'very effective'

    MLB.com "Last April, Jason Heyward was the new kid on the block. This April, he is just one of the guys. Well, not exactly. He's one of the guys who has been one of the stars of the first month of the Cubs' season. Heyward blasted a three-run home run Saturday, his second in as many games, and made a..." April 22

  • Francisco Cervelli among MLB players troubled by crisis in Venezuela

    ESPN "With Venezuela rocked by political turmoil and social struggles, Pirates catcher Francisco Cervelli is among those having trouble compartmentalizing what they need to do on the field, while their thoughts are with family and friends back home. "Every day I get messages from friends and family..." April 22

  • David Ortiz says he received his Silver Slugger Award—via FedEx

    Boston "David Ortiz may be retired, but he’s apparently still receiving awards. After being named the American League’s Silver Slugger at designated hitter in November, the Red Sox great posted on Instagram Friday that he had received the award—via FedEx. The 2016 Silver Slugger Award was Ortiz’s..." April 22

  • Phillies acquire Ty Kelly for cash considerations

    Hardball Talk "The Phillies acquired Blue Jays’ infielder/outfielder Ty Kelly for cash considerations, per a team announcement on Saturday. Right-hander Clay Buchholz will be placed on the 60-day disabled list to clear a spot for Kelly on the 40-man roster. Buchholz is rehabbing a torn flexor tendon in his right..." April 22

  • Detroit Tigers place Miguel Cabrera on 10-day DL

    Detroit Free Press "Detroit Tigers annouced first baseman Miguel Cabrera was placed on the 10-day disabled list Saturday afternoon. He left Friday’s 6-3 loss to the Minnesota Twins in the seventh inning with a right groin sprain. Tigers manager Brad Ausmus said Cabrera was undergoing a MRI this morning to..." April 22

  • Francisco Lindor says extension talks with Indians 'in past'

    ESPN "Cleveland Indians shortstop Francisco Lindor addressed a report Friday that he had turned down an extension in the $100 million range, saying talks between him and the team are "in the past." "I'm just focusing on playing the game," Lindor told reporters Friday, according to The Cleveland Plain..." April 22

  • Mets already at their first crossroads

    New York Post "Here we are 17 games into the season and the 8-9 Mets already are at a crossroads. A litany of injuries will test their depth, the depth they were so proud to talk about throughout spring training. They also need to learn why injuries, especially hamstring injuries, which have sidelined left..." April 22

  • Pedroia livid after being spiked by Machado: 'I don't need a f-----g rule'

    ESPN "In the end, Dustin Pedroia might have been spooked as much as he was spiked. While several Boston Red Sox players and even manager John Farrell seethed late Friday night over a hard, high slide into second base by Baltimore Orioles star Manny Machado, Pedroia walked through the clubhouse..." April 22

  • Machado doesn't expect retaliation after Pedroia slide: 'It wasn't intentional'

    Baltimore Sun "Two clubhouses had very different opinions of third baseman Manny Machado’s slide into second base that injured Dustin Pedroia in the eighth inning of the Orioles’ 2-0 win over the Boston Red Sox on Friday night at Camden Yards. Inside a heated Red Sox clubhouse, manager John Farrell called..." April 22

  • Giants concerned Bumgarner will miss more than 2 months

    Bleacher Report "The San Francisco Giants could be without star pitcher Madison Bumgarner for more than two months following a dirt bike accident Thursday. ESPN's Buster Olney reported the Giants "will get more info on Bumgarner in days ahead, but there is concern within [the] organization the injury will..." April 22

  • Bochy hopes Bumgarner's injury 'is a lesson learned' for Giants

    CSN Bay Area "The coaching staff always looks forward to an off day for a struggling team, but at the same time, those rare days come with a certain sense of fear. On Thursday, those fears were realized. Madison Bumgarner had a dirt bike accident in the Denver area Thursday and sustained bruised ribs and a..." April 22

  • Giants team bus backed into car

    Larry Brown Sports "The San Francisco Giants may have had an insurance claim to file prior to Friday’s game against the Colorado Rockies. Giants play-by-play announcer Dave Flemming tweeted that the team bus backed into a car on the way to Coors Field." April 22

  • A’s to announce new ballpark in Oakland this year

    Sportsnaut "It looks like the city of Oakland might be in the verge of keeping one of its three professional sports teams. With both the NBA’s Golden State Warriors and NFL’s Oakland Raiders set to relocate in the coming years, the downtrodden city got some good news. The Oakland Athletics announced on..." April 22

  • Rangers lose A.J. Griffin to DL due to gout in ankle

    Fort Worth Star-Telegram "Rangers right-hander A.J. Griffin has been placed on the 10-day disabled list with inflammation in his left ankle. Griffin was scheduled to start Saturday’s game against the Royals. The Rangers did not make a corresponding roster move prior to Friday’s game. Griffin (2-0) is eligible to come..." April 22

  • Giants’ Bumgarner hurt in dirt bike accident; expected to miss 6-8 weeks

    San Francisco Chronicle "Giants pitcher Madison Bumgarner is on the disabled list after sustaining injuries to his ribs and pitching shoulder in a dirt bike accident Thursday, the team just announced. Bumgarner was hurt in Denver, on an off day for the Giants, and has bruised ribs and a Grade 1 or 2 strain of the AC..." April 21

  • Rangers release Josh Hamilton after another knee injury

    Sports Day "It appears the baseball career of Josh Hamilton is, once and for all, done. Hamilton, rehabbing from a left knee surgery, injured his right knee during rehab and will undergo surgery to repair it. The Rangers on Friday released him from his minor league contract. Hamilton did not say he..." April 21

  • Cubs dominate MLB jersey sales after World Series title

    Sportsnaut "The lovable loser nickname that came to define the Chicago Cubs for over a century can now be completely thrown out the window. Fresh off their first World Series title in 108 years, the Cubs remain top contenders once again in 2017. And it now looks like fans all around the world are taking..." April 21

  • Eric Hosmer's contract year is not off to a good start for him or the Royals

    CBS Sports "The Kansas City Royals lost a frustrating 13-inning game to the Texas Rangers at Globe Life Park in Arlington on Thursday. The game was scoreless until Delino DeShields knocked a walk-off single for Texas (TEX 1, KCR 0). The Royals had four hits (three singles, one double) and went 0 for 7 with..." April 21

  • Cubs 'got nowhere' in extension talks with Bryant

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Cubs made an effort to lock up National League MVP Kris Bryant on a long-term extension this offseason but “got nowhere” in their efforts, Tom Verducci of Sports Illustrated reports. Verducci notes that the Cubs made efforts to lock up several of their young players, in fact, though they..." April 21

  • Astros, Cardinals among teams interested in Cuban phenom Robert

    MLB.com "The top prospect in Cuba is one step closer to fulfilling his big league dream. Outfielder Luis Robert, 19, was declared a free agent by Major League Baseball on Thursday, according to a source. He will be eligible to sign with a big league club on May 20. Widely considered the second-best..." April 21

  • Brewers' Thames can't explain his red-hot return to MLB

    MLB.com "Eric Thames left Miller Park as a question mark and returned Monday as one of the most talked-about players in Major League Baseball. Then he showed the home fans what all the fuss was about. Thames hit a go-ahead, two-run home run -- his Major League-leading eighth this season -- in the..." April 21

  • Seven most impressive young cornerstone players in MLB today

    Sportsnaut "The future of baseball is already in front of us. This isn’t in reference to a timeline. The players who represent the future of Major League Baseball are playing in front of us as you read this article. Some are nearing free agency, while others were so special their organizations paid top..." April 21

  • Cubs World Series title rings doing big business for Jostens

    ESPN "Chicago Cubs fans continue to prove they can't get enough championship gear -- even the most expensive type. Jostens started selling World Series champion jewelry, including rings, on April 12, and in the first full week of sales, it sold two times more title jewelry than it had for any other..." April 21

  • Newspaper confuses Keith Hernandez for Aaron in headline

    Larry Brown Sports "Don’t worry, folks. Keith Hernandez is alive and well contrary to what one newspaper would have you believe. According to Deadspin, The Brandon Sun in Canada reported on the death of Aaron Hernandez on Wednesday and ran an Associated Press version of the story. They decided to create their own..." April 21

  • Yankees have scouts to thank for striking gold with Aaron Judge

    New York Post "Aaron Judge is off to an explosive start as the Yankees’ right fielder in his first full season in the majors. For the Yankees scouting department, this truly was a case of go big or go home. Judge, who stands 6-foot-7 and weighs 282 pounds, was the biggest of gambles in the first round of..." April 21

  • Francisco Lindor Turned Down Massive Extension Before Season

    12 Up "In the MLB, contracts these days are reaching unbelievable numbers. I mean, just look at Bryce Harper. Experts are already expecting him to land a $300 million deal once he's officially a free agent. However, when a report comes out that a young star had a $100 million deal before the..." April 21

  • David Freese: 'I didn't care about my life' when playing for Cardinals

    USA Today "The World Series ring sits just a couple of miles away, in a bank security deposit box, but David Freese hasn’t even seen it, let alone worn it, in five years. The World Series MVP trophy is somewhere in his parents’ basement at their suburban St Louis home, still wrapped in a box, but he..." April 21

  • Collins concerned after Cespedes exits with hamstring issue

    New York Post "The walking wounded became the walking dead Thursday night — hardly the kind of preamble the Mets needed heading into a series with the defending NL East champions. An already hurting bunch was left to wonder about Yoenis Cespedes’ status, after the All-Star outfielder departed the Mets’ 6-4..." April 21

  • Jake Arrieta says he was drug tested 15-20 times per year, says system is working

    CBS Sports "All of MLB, it seems, is back on the topic of PED testing in baseball ever since Pirates outfielder Starling Marte got popped for 80 games . Among those sounding off is Cubs right-hander and 2015 NL Cy Young winner Jake Arrieta. That's significant because Arrieta, as someone who enjoyed success..." April 20

  • Major League Baseball in Las Vegas? Commissioner says it's an option

    Chicago Tribune "Major League Baseball would be open to having a team in Las Vegas, Commissioner Rob Manfred said Thursday. With two existing franchises — the Oakland A’s and the Tampa Bay Rays — struggling to secure financing for new stadiums, the option of relocating a team to Las Vegas is very much on the..." April 20

  • Roger Clemens: I should've told PED accusers 'to go sh— in their hats'

    Sporting News "Former MLB pitcher Roger Clemens calls baseball's investigation that identified him as a PED user as "nothing short of a 'Jerry Springer Show,'" and in hindsight he would've told off those involved with the Mitchell Report in no uncertain terms. Clemens' comments come in a wide-ranging..." April 20

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