• Chapman addresses domestic violence issue: 'I am truly sorry'

    The Score "Aroldis Chapman wants a fresh start with his new team. Shortly after it was announced that the New York Yankees flipped the fireballer to the Chicago Cubs in a five-player deal, Chapman released a statement addressing his MLB-issued 30-game ban for a domestic violence incident in October. "I..." July 25

  • Chris Sale is a trade chip the likes of which we haven’t seen before

    The Comeback "Lost in all the fracas of the “Chris Sale cutting up jerseys” incident and the suspension that resulted from it this past weekend was a pretty major bombshell about the White Sox ace: Chicago is listening to offers for him in advance of next Monday’s trade deadline. It doesn’t seem all that..." July 25

  • Rangers slugger Prince Fielder's season is over

    Sports Day "It's just about official: Prince Fielder is out for the season. The Rangers designated hitter/first baseman is expected to undergo season-ending neck surgery, general manager Jon Daniels said late Monday afternoon. Fielder has a C4/C5 herniation in his neck, one vertebrae above where he had..." July 25

  • Yankees reportedly prepared to keep Andrew Miller

    Larry Brown Sports "With Aroldis Chapman out the door, many wondered if the Yankees would proceed to put Andrew Miller on the trade block as well. The answer, for now, appears to be no. According to Joel Sherman of the New York Post, the Yankees do not feel any urgency to move Miller despite widespread interest." July 25

  • With Aroldis Chapman trade, Yankees and Cubs agree business and profit is more important than character

    MLB Daily Dish ""Character." That term’s been tossed around for many decades, often describing a person. Theo Epstein, President of Baseball Operations for the Chicago Cubs, emphasized the character of the Cubs teams he helped build. From an article in The Athletic: "It’s a huge factor," Epstein..." July 25

  • Angels reportedly listening to offers for Hector Santiago

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Angels have received inquiries from a number of teams about left-hander Hector Santiago, and they’re willing to listen to offers for him, reports ESPN’s Jerry Crasnick (on Twitter). Santiago, 28, is earning $5MM this season and is controlled through the 2017 campaign via arbitration, so..." July 25

  • Rival exec: Red Sox are still looking for 'something big'

    The Score "Dave Dombrowski is clearly never satisfied. The Boston Red Sox president pulled off multiple trades in a span of a few days earlier this month to improve his ballclub, and he may not be done. A rival executive who's been talking with the Red Sox told Jayson Stark of ESPN that Dombrowski's still..." July 25

  • This St. Louis Cardinals rookie made MLB history with one of the worst debuts ever

    Fox Sports "St. Louis Cardinals rookie Mike Mayers went into Sunday's game against the Los Angeles Dodgers with high hopes of putting on a show in his major league debut. He made history in his first start in the bigs, but not the good kind. In 1 1/3 innings, Mayers allowed nine runs on eight hits, walking..." July 25

  • A-Rod: Ortiz deserves Fenway statue, street named after him

    Yardbarker "Ted Williams, Carl Yastrzemski, Johnny Pesky, Bobby Doerr and Dom DiMaggio all have been immortalized with statues outside Fenway Park — fitting recognition for five Boston Red Sox legends. Alex Rodriguez believes David Ortiz should receive the same honor after his storied major league career..." July 25

  • Blue Jays’ Kevin Pillar is letting fans vote on his walk-up song

    Fox Sports "If you'd like to play deejay for a major leaguer, here's your chance. The Players' Tribune has published the five songs selected Blue Jays outfielder Kevin Pillar's teammates, one of which will serve as his walk-up song. They are: Go Hard or Go Home by E-40, Put On by Jeezy and Kanye West, Ride..." July 25

  • Aroldis Chapman traded to Cubs, Yankees get prospects

    SI "The Yankees have traded closer Aroldis Chapman to the Cubs for minor leaguers Gleyber Torres, Billy McKinney and Rashad Crawford and relief pitcher Adam Warren, Jon Heyman of Today’s Knuckleball reports. Yahoo! Sports’ Jeff Passan later confirmed the news. Chapman, 28, was one of the biggest..." July 25

  • Rangers reportedly interested in Phillies' Vincent Velasquez

    Sports Day "The Texas Rangers have short- and long-term considerations in mind as they work the trade market for starting pitching. An option who apparently fits that mold: Vincent Velasquez, the 24-year-old right-handed starting pitcher of the Philadelphia Phillies. According to MLB Network's Jon Morosi,..." July 25

  • Yankees have pushed Ivan Nova in talks, report says

    Newark Star-Ledger "A Yankees pitcher is reportedly involved in trade rumors, and this time his name isn't Aroldis Chapman. ESPN's Buster Olney reported that rival executives said the Yankees have thrust Ivan Nova into recent trade discussions." July 25

  • Royals wanted Nationals' Giolito for Wade Davis

    The Score "If the Washington Nationals want Wade Davis to join their bullpen, the Kansas City Royals are going to make them pay big. In an internal conversation, the Royals reportedly discussed targeting top prospect Lucas Giolito in exchange for the two-time All-Star closer, sources told Jeff Passan of..." July 25

  • Yulieski Gurriel works out at Astros' facility in Florida while awaiting visa

    Houston Chronicle "Although the Astros still await approval on a work visa for Yulieski Gurriel, the newly signed Cuban infielder has started working out at the team's spring training facility in Kissimmee, Fla. Gurriel cannot play in games until he obtains the work visa, which has been applied for. Astros..." July 25

  • Vogelsong eyeing return to Pirates, still critical of Lyles

    Fox Sports "At first, Ryan Vogelsong thought he would never pitch again. "I couldn't see at all," Vogelsong said. "I didn't know if my eye was gone." Vogelsong, after getting hit in the face by a 92-mph fastball from Rockies right-hander Jordan Lyles on May 23, actually told Pirates head athletic..." July 25

  • Hahn: Sale's actions don't change his value to White Sox

    CSN Chicago "The White Sox cut Chris Sale’s season short by five games on Sunday morning. White Sox general manager Rick Hahn formally announced that Sale was suspended five games retroactive to Saturday for insubordination and destroying team equipment. Hahn didn’t disclose many details about the..." July 25

  • Mets Interested In Jonathan Lucroy, Offering Travis D’Arnaud In Return

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Mets are interested in Brewers catcher Jonathan Lucroy, and current Mets catcher Travis d’Arnaud seems to be part of any potential package the Amazins could send to Milwaukee, Kristie Ackert of the New York Daily News reports. The Brewers rejected a straight one-for-one offer of Lucroy for..." July 25

  • San Diego Padres Reportedly 'Pushing Hard' To Trade Catcher Derek Norris

    Scout "The San Diego Padres are "pushing hard' to trade catcher Derek Norris before the deadline, according to Jeff Passan of Yahoo! Sports. The team desperately wants to give top prospect Austin Hedges full-time work in the big leagues, and can only do so if they deal Norris. This comes amid reports..." July 25

  • The 10 most untradeable players in baseball

    CBS Sports "As we surge toward the Major League Baseball non-waiver trade deadline (Aug. 1 this year), we'll continue to hear all about which players might be traded. For fun, because that's what we're all about here, let's go in the opposite direction and check out some of the most untradeable players in..." July 25

  • Giants casting wide net for relief pitchers

    San Francisco Chronicle "Aroldis Chapman did not board the Giants’ charter after Sunday’s 5-2 loss. The Yankees are preparing to trade the hardest-throwing pitcher in the majors, but not to San Francisco. The Giants are getting radio silence from Yankees general manager Brian Cashman, who has narrowed his list of trade..." July 25

  • Rentals aren't Rangers' preference at trade deadline; but team did travel to see Edinson Volquez

    Sports Day "Rangers general manager Jon Daniels acknowledged Sunday that the state of the club's rotation has pushed him to more seriously consider "rental" trade acquisitions as the deadline approaches. Then he went out and took a look at one such possible rental. The entire Rangers inner circle of..." July 25

  • Rockies are expected to designate Brandon Barnes for assignment on Monday

    Denver Post "David Dahl’s rocket ride to the major leagues will land Monday when the Rockies call up their top outfield prospect for a series at Baltimore against the Orioles, a big-league source confirmed Sunday. The Rockies will designate backup outfielder Brandon Barnes for assignment to make room for..." July 25

  • Mets, Rangers, Indians interested in Jonathan Lucroy

    MLB Daily Dish "New York joins Cleveland and Texas as teams known to be interested in Brewers catcher Jonathan Lucroy, according to Kristie Ackert of The New York Daily News. The Mets are attempting to remain engaged in trade talks involving Lucroy, although progress between the two clubs will be based on the..." July 24

  • Report: Padres trying to move Andrew Cashner, Derek Norris

    Larry Brown Sports "The San Diego Padres are looking like an active team at the trade deadline and have at least two key players on the block. Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports reported that the Padres are trying to move catcher Derek Norris in addition to starting pitcher Andrew Cashner. Norris is headed for his..." July 24

  • Yankees, Cubs Working On Trade Involving Aroldis Chapman, Gleyber Torres

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Yankees and Cubs are working towards a trade that would send star closer Aroldis Chapman to Chicago in exchange for top shortstop prospect Gleyber Torres and more, FanRag Sports’ Jon Heyman reports. " July 24

  • The Yankees have not discussed releasing Alex Rodriguez

    New York Daily News "The Yankees are not about to pay Alex Rodriguez $28 million to go away. While the slumping designated hitter did meet with Yankees owner Hal Steinbrenner, the Daily News has learned that there haven’t been discussions of the Bombers releasing A-Rod. Rodriguez, who will turn 41 next week,..." July 24

  • White Sox players recently protested Mariners' clubhouse dues policy

    Fox Sports "Chris Sale's destruction of throwback jerseys on Saturday was not the only recent act of vehement protest involving the Chicago White Sox. The White Sox players left Seattle on July 20 without paying clubhouse dues and tips, objecting to a new Mariners policy that redirects 60 percent of the..." July 24

  • White Sox GM: Chris Sale has not requested trade

    Sportsnaut "Chris Sale has made it clear that he does not like wearing the 1976 uniforms. Still, according to general manager Rick Hahn, the ace is not actively pursuing a trade from the Chicago White Sox. This has certainly been a bizarre saga. Sale — whose name has been discussed in trade talks — was..." July 24

  • Diamondbacks making teams aware Shelby Miller ‘is available’

    Arizona Sports "Shelby Miller has only made 14 starts for the Arizona Diamondbacks, and after paying a large price to acquire him in December, the D-backs are reportedly making him available in trade talks. Miller’s collapse this season has been one of the biggest shocks in 2016. In those 14 starts, Miller is..." July 24

  • Braves 'aggressively' shopping Aybar, Francoeur

    The Score "The last-place Atlanta Braves are expected to continue their rebuild by making a number of veterans available at the non-waiver trade deadline. Among the names the Braves are looking to deal are infielder Erick Aybar and outfielder Jeff Francoeur, who rival executives say are are being..." July 24

  • Drew Storen never adjusted to role with Blue Jays

    Toronto Sun "Just before Drew Storen made his way out of the Blue Jays clubhouse on Sunday morning, he stopped and had a chat with the team’s closer Roberto Osuna. The two then embraced and Storen made his way to the exit, not before being stopped by a couple of writers who asked the right-handed reliever..." July 24

  • Indians have best deal on table for Chapman

    Yardbarker "The winning bid for Yankees reliever Aroldis Chapman may be coming from a fellow American League club. According to a report by Bruce Levine of WSCR-AM on Sunday, the Cleveland Indians have the best offer on the table for Chapman. The Washington Nationals are also said to be “very aggressive”..." July 24

  • 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

  • Angels LHP Tyler Skaggs to make first start since 2014

    ESPN "Left-hander Tyler Skaggs will start for the Los Angeles Angels on Tuesday against the Kansas City Royals, marking his first major league appearance since July 31, 2014. Skaggs, 25, underwent Tommy John surgery in 2014 and hasn't pitched in the major leagues since." 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