ESPN.com "Jason Heyward has gotten off to a slow start with the St. Louis Cardinals, but general manager John Mozeliak said he does not regret making the blockbuster trade for the star outfielder. Mozeliak told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch that the Cardinals' circumstances this past offseason,..." May 30
Chicago Sun-Times "While the Cubs keep their eye on the pitching market as they mull a buyer’s approach for the trade deadline, one of their biggest targets heading into June is play-anywhere hitter Ben Zobrist of the Oakland Athletics, according to multiple sources. Zobrist, a Joe Maddon favorite who played for..." May 30
ESPN New York "New York Yankees right-hander Masahiro Tanaka will start Wednesday at the Seattle Mariners after nearly six weeks on the disabled list with wrist and forearm injuries. Yankees manager Joe Girardi made the announcement before Friday night's game against the Oakland Athletics at O.co Coliseum..." May 30
#Nats have placed Stephen Strasburg on 15-day DL with neck tightness, recalled RHP Taylor Hill from Syracuse.
Hardball Talk "Dodgers manager Don Mattingly and catcher A.J. Ellis were ejected from last night’s game against the Cardinals for arguing about the strike zone with home plate umpire Mike Winters. According to Bill Plunkett of the Orange County Register, Ellis said he was set off after Winters criticized his..." May 30
New York Times "Jerry Dior, a graphic designer who created one of the most instantly recognizable logos in the history of American marketing — the silhouetted batter that has long symbolized Major League Baseball — but who received official credit for it only 40 years after the fact, died on May 10 at his home in..." May 30
Talked to Grant Balfour, says he is definitely not considering retirement, is still looking to pitch in majors, is considering a few options
Pitcher Kevin Correia, who has a June 1 opt-out with the #SFGiants, is expected to be granted his release today.
Rafael Soriano is leaving agent Scott Boras, per source familiar with the situation. He wants to sign with a team. He's still a free agent.
CBSSports.com "Ryan Howard is healthy and he is hitting, and this is may be the best chance for the Phillies to finally get serious about trading him. Howard could help a contender, and it's high time for the Phillies to stop "playing hard to get," in trade talks involving Howard, which is how one rival..." May 30
Philly.com "Cole Hamels will take the mound at Citizens Bank Park tonight. But the ticking clock on his Phillies career is growing louder by the day. Major League Baseball's trade deadline is two months from Sunday and the Phillies own the prize of the market. That is, of course, if they decide to trade..." May 30
CBS Sports Fantasy News "Buck Showalter has announced that Orioles veteran catcher Matt Wieters will return next Friday in Cleveland and start that night against the Indians, the Baltimore Sun has reported. " May 30
New York Daily News "The Yankees gave us a lot to digest late last night in Oakland, from another CC Sabathia disappointment, to David Carpenter’s ineffectiveness, to the mystery of following a sweep of the league’s best team with a loss to its worst. But you know what stuck out in this game? Alex Rodriguez’s..." May 30
The Globe and Mail "Major League Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred is open to Montreal hosting three or four regular-season games in 2016, the city’s mayor said Thursday after a 45-minute meeting he described as “extremely positive.” The goal of the encounter was to show Manfred that Montreal is “serious about..." May 30
Paxton to the DL with strained middle finger tendon
Price says Cueto will not be ready to start Sunday. Lorenzen to start. Marquis moved out of rotation and into bullpen #reds
Matt Adams underwent surgery today. Surgeon found complete tear of quad muscle, which will extend recovery time. Likely four-plus months.
Travis d'Arnaud bone bruise in wrist, delaying return
#Astros manager A.J. Hinch announced LHP Brett Oberholtzer will rejoin the team and is scheduled to start on Monday vs. BAL.
Astros place RHP Scott Feldman on DL after he underwent surgery on right knee. Michael Feliz up from Double-A.
SS Jean Segura has been reinstated from the 15-day disabled list. RHP Brandon Kintzler designated for assignment.
Sporting News "The Mets’ decision to adopt a six-man rotation is sparking plenty of debate in New York and around baseball, with some questioning if the move will work. But sports agent Scott Boras believes the unorthodox decision just might be the best thing for his client Matt Harvey. The Mets made the..." May 29
Alex Rios will be activated tomorrow.
Athletics Nation "The A's dodged a bullet today, as Scott Kazmir will not be placed on the DL (for now) after his MRI revealed no damage. Per Jane Lee (below) and Susan Slusser, Kazmir may only miss one start due to a convenient day off on June 6th, which would otherwise be his next scheduled start. The A's can..." May 29
Amazin' Avenue "The Mets have promoted outfield prospect Michael Conforto from High-A St. Lucie to Double-A Binghamton. The promotion comes on the heels of Jayce Boyd's promotion from Binghamton to Triple-A Las Vegas. The 22-year-old Conforto was the Mets' first-round draft pick in the 2014 draft out of Oregon..." May 29
Tanaka is flying out west tonight. Girardi said that as long as he feels well, Tanaka will make a start in Seattle.
Boston Herald "David Ortiz will be out of the Red Sox lineup for a "couple of days," manager John Farrell said in an interview on WEEI this afternoon. Ortiz is hitting just .216 and has been mired in a slump. He is just 3-for-his-last-29." May 28
Hardball Talk "Bob Nightengale checks in on the Marlins’ clubhouse, and it ain’t a pretty sight. Ten days after Mike Redmond was fired and Dan Jennings was installed, the team is still losing, the players seem less-than-enthused and Jennings seems frustrated. He’s even getting personal advice from Jim Leyland..." May 28
St. Louis Post-Dispatch "Cardinals first baseman Matt Adams, who was almost certain to land on the disabled list after suffering a right quadriceps strain Tuesday, now is certain not to be playing for months. The Cardinals announced Wednesday night that Adams would be out an estimated three to four months, which could..." May 28
ESPN Dallas "Josh Hamilton spent Thursday morning playing with his four daughters, then he drove to Globe Life Park, where he'll play his first home game as a member of the Texas Rangers since 2012. A few fans were waiting for autographs as he arrived at the ballpark. Life, he said, is good. It'll get..." May 28
MLB.com "A CT scan of Nationals left fielder Jayson Werth's left wrist at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., on Thursday revealed two small fractures, according to a baseball source. The Nationals have not confirmed the news. Dr. Richard Berger, who operated on Werth's wrist in 2012, is convinced that..." May 28
Cuban pitcher Yadiel Alvarez now eligible to sign during internat'l signing period that begins July 2 according to memo sent to MLB clubs.
Orange County Register "The Angels will place Collin Cowgill on the disabled list on Thursday, recalling outfielder Alfredo Marte from Triple-A to take his place. The moves will not be official until later Thursday. The Angels will also need to clear a spot on the 40-man roster for Marte. Cowgill felt pain in his..." May 28
If this goes well, chance Cueto throws in the bullpen on Friday. If that goes well and no issues Sat, Price said Sun start possible. #reds
New York Post "Masahiro Tanaka looked healthy and felt “fine.” That was the good news. His performance, however, didn’t scream Major League-ready. The Yankees ace, out since April 23 with right forearm soreness and wrist tendinitis, was tagged for three earned runs on four hits while walking two and striking..." May 28
Sporting News "On Wednesday, the Braves and Dodgers finalized a six-player trade headlined by infielders Alberto Callaspo and Juan Uribe. The Dodgers get Callaspo and pitchers Ian Thomas, Juan Jaime and Eric Stults in exchange for Uribe and pitcher Chris Withrow. Uribe was asked about what it felt like to..." May 28
CSN Baltimore "Matt Wieters just finished a workout early Wednesday afternoon. He looked happy and hoped his long rehab from Tommy John surgery was nearing an end. Wieters was 2-for-4 at Bowie on Tuesday night. He caught all nine innings and threw out a runner. “Good, felt good, thought yesterday went..." May 28
Boston Herald "Carlos Peguero won't have to travel far to join the Red Sox. But can he help them? The Sox acquired Peguero today in a cash transaction with the Texas Rangers, who designated the lefty-hitting outfielder for assignment last week. He will meet the team in Texas, where the Sox open a..." May 28
jon lester sets record in style. goes to 0-for-58 (biggest 0-fer to start a career) with flyout to wall vs. max scherzer.
CBSSports.com "Alex Rodriguez climbed another leaderboard on Wednesday afternoon, this time the all-time RBI leaderboard. The Yankees slugger hit a three-run home run off Chris Young of the Royals in the third inning and moved into sole possession of third place on the career RBI list. Here is the updated..." May 27
INJURY UPDATE: Matt Adams' injury of a strained right quadricep has his estimated return at 3 to 4 months.
Hardball Talk "Sometimes I think I’m the most masterful troller in the known universe. But then I remember that, sometimes, I’m just playing checkers when others are playing chess. Buster Olney: Eventually, Miami Marlins owner Jeffrey Loria will grow tired of the Dan Jennings experiment, of having a manager..." May 27
MLB.com "Mired in a stretch in which they have lost 10 of their last 11 games, the Reds held a team meeting in their clubhouse Wednesday following their latest defeat. Manager Bryan Price led the closed-door meeting with his players after his club was beaten, 6-4, by the Rockies, dropping their season..." May 27
Sporting News "The Orioles will reportedly play the Cuban national team in an exhibition game later this year, although Major League Baseball denies that a game has been scheduled. According to Agence France Presse and Baseball America, a Cuban official told Cuban state radio "a clash with the Orioles is..." May 27
ESPN New York "Outfielder Kirk Nieuwenhuis has been traded by the New York Mets to the Los Angeles Angels, a source told ESPN.com. Nieuwenhuis had been designated for assignment by the Mets on May 19. He was 3-for-38 this season. The Mets reportedly will receive cash from the Angels." May 27
#STLCards place 1B Matt Adams (strained right quadriceps) on 15-day DL. Recall C Ed Easley (#23) from Memphis (AAA).
New York Post "Masahiro Tanaka hasn’t pitched for the Yankees since April 23. If all goes well in Pawtucket, R.I. on Wednesday, that could change soon. The right-hander, who is rehabbing from right forearm soreness and wrist tendinitis, is expected to throw up to 65 pitches for Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre..." May 27
SI.com "The Atlanta Braves have traded Alberto Callaspo and at least one pitcher to the Los Angeles Dodgers in exchange for Juan Uribe as part of a 6-player deal, according to a Fox Sports report. The trade, which was "off" as of Tuesday afternoon, ends suspicion that Atlanta would soon designate..." May 27