• Report: MLB extends Hector Olivera's leave while investigation continues

    CBS Sports "Major League Baseball has extended the administrative leave of Braves outfielder Hector Olivera while the league continues to investigate the circumstances surrounding his April arrest on misdemeanor assault and battery charges. Olivera's arrest stemmed from a dispute with a woman at a Virginia..." May 04

  • Yankees’ Alex Rodriguez on Disabled List With Hamstring Injury

    New York Times "Less than 24 hours after limping off the field during the Yankees’ latest defeat, Alex Rodriguez was placed on the disabled list on Wednesday with a hamstring injury, the latest blow to a team that finds itself stuck in last place in the American League East. Rodriguez, who turns 41 in July,..." May 04

  • GM Brian Cashman threatens to make changes to struggling Yankees

    Larry Brown Sports "The New York Yankees are off to their worst start in years, and if it doesn’t change soon, Brian Cashman made clear that he is going to do something about it. Cashman told David Waldstein of the New York Times that changes are coming if the 8-15 Yankees don’t fix things soon. “There’s only..." May 04

  • Matt Harvey’s biggest backer admits: ‘There’s an unknown’

    New York Post "Scott Boras agrees with Terry Collins: Matt Harvey’s early-season struggles could have something to do with his 2015 workload. The Dark Knight’s agent also shares the Mets manager’s public optimism that Harvey will right himself. “When you have a genius, you don’t take him out of fifth grade..." May 04

  • Report: Braves considering firing manager Fredi Gonzalez

    Sportsnaut "Fredi Gonzalez is on the hot seat with the Atlanta Braves, as the team is reportedly considering firing the manager. Bob Nightengale of USA Today has reported that the Braves are “embarrassed” over their MLB worst 7-19 start to the season. In this, they are giving some serious thought to..." May 04

  • Yasiel Puig's Chopper Plans Grounded ... Dodgers Heli-Disapproved

    TMZ "Yasiel Puig's dream of getting a helicopter to help him beat L.A. traffic isn't getting off the ground after all ... and it's all because the Dodgers didn't think it was a good idea. Puig's close friend and personal car customizer, Alex Vega, had previously told us Puig was dead serious about..." May 04

  • More PED busts coming from Major League Baseball

    ESPN "Major League Baseball is expected to announce in the next few days that another player has tested positive for the steroid Turinabol, a drug that was commonly used by East German athletes in the 1970s. The positive test is one of a handful being processed, two sources familiar with the cases told..." May 04

  • Dodgers suspend Erisbel Arruebarrena for remainder of 2016 season

    True Blue L.A. "Embattled Dodgers shortstop Erisbel Arruebarrena has been suspended for the remainder of the season for an unknown reason, the second straight season he has been so disciplined. "We have suspended Erisbel Arruebarrena for the remainder of the season for his repeated failure to comply with the..." May 04

  • Dave Dombrowski says Pablo Sandoval is ‘committed’ to weight loss after shoulder surgery

    Boston "Pablo Sandoval’s shoulder surgery isn’t likely to make his conditioning efforts any easier. But Red Sox president of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski said conditioning would still be a priority for Sandoval, whose weight was a topic of discussion during 2016 Spring Training. “I’m not going..." May 04

  • Bochy: Giants' interest in Lincecum rising

    The Score "Free agent right-hander Tim Lincecum is two days away from putting on a big showcase in front of more than 20 teams, and his former employer will be in attendance with a peaked level of interest. San Francisco Giants manager Bruce Bochy confirmed with reporters on Wednesday that his club's..." May 04

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  • Strasburg seemingly will benefit from 2012 call

    MLB.com "Almost exactly four years ago, as the early-season success of Stephen Strasburg and the Washington Nationals captured national attention, Bill Shaikin wrote in the Los Angeles Times about the Nationals' plan to shut down their young ace. "You have a five-year plan," Strasburg's agent, Scott..." May 04

  • Yankees manager Joe Girardi not on hot seat

    New York Daily News "Joe Girardi isn’t concerned about his job status, nor should he be according to GM Brian Cashman. After saying Monday that neither Girardi nor his staff are on the hot seat, Cashman reiterated that point Tuesday, saying the onus is on the players — and Cashman himself — to turn things..." May 04

  • Bud Black seen as "heavy favorite" to be Atlanta Braves manager in 2017, per report

    Talking Chop "Fredi Gonzalez might get fired during the 2016 season and, at the very least, few people expect the manager of the Atlanta Braves to keep his job when it comes to the 2017 campaign. While the speculation will continue until an actual decision is made on Gonzalez's future with the club, a report..." May 04

  • Harper’s slump continues, now 1 for his last 23

    Masn "Let’s get this out of the way, because it needs to be said right off the bat: Bryce Harper is going to start hitting again, and most likely sometime soon. He’s going to start hitting like the menace to opposing pitchers he has been for the vast majority of the last two seasons. That said, he sure..." May 04

  • Struggling Harvey frustrated with mechanics

    The Score "New York Mets right-hander Matt Harvey has an idea why he's off to a slow start, and he believes his recent struggles all come down to mechanical issues with his delivery. "Right now, I'm not feeling good with my mechanics. I'm not feeling good throwing the ball," Harvey told reporters after a..." May 04

  • Peptides under greater scrutiny in MLB's performance-enhancing drug battle

    USA Today "Peptides were supposed to be the new frontier of doping. These performance-enhancing chemicals were thought to be nearly undetectable --- at least until five baseball players between the major and minor leagues tested positive using the banned substances over the last year. Now, Major League..." May 04

  • A-Rod to undergo MRI after departing with hamstring injury

    The Score "New York Yankees slugger Alex Rodriguez will undergo an MRI after injuring his right hamstring during the fifth inning of Tuesday's series opener against the Baltimore Orioles, manager Joe Girardi told reporters after his club's 4-1 loss. Rodriguez, who missed a couple games last week due to..." May 04

  • Bronson Arroyo is throwing side-arm now

    Hardball Talk "Nationals pitcher Bronson Arroyo has partial tears of tendons in his rotator cuff in his right shoulder. Considering he’s 39 years old, no one would fault him if he decided to call it quits. But he has one more idea, MASN’s Mark Zuckerman reports: Arroyo is going to throw side-arm, or at least..." May 04

  • Bryce Harper signs biggest endorsement deal for MLB player

    ESPN "Washington Nationals star Bryce Harper has signed a 10-year extension with Under Armour that is believed to be the largest endorsement deal in history for a baseball player, a source with knowledge of the deal told ESPN. Under Armour announced earlier Tuesday that Harper signed a multiyear..." May 04

  • Cuba says defectors still will not be allowed to play in 2017 WBC

    ESPN "Cuba decided to maintain its ban on baseball players who defected the country and will not allow them to represent Cuba in the 2017 World Baseball Classic. Despite some encouraging sounds and the recent reopening of borders with the United States, Cuba is not yet ready to forgive those who left..." May 03

  • Brian Cashman on Yankees’ slow start: “Some leashes might be shorter than others.”

    Hardball Talk "Yankees GM Brian Cashman isn’t exactly thrilled with the way his team has played over the first 23 games. The Yankees were swept by the division rival Red Sox over the weekend, running their losing streak to five games and sending their record down to 8-15, good for last place in the AL..." May 03

  • Red Sox Slugger David Ortiz to Re-Enact Emotional Speech in Boston Bombing Movie

    The Hollywood Reporter "David Ortiz has three World Series rings. Now, the slugger better known as “Big Papi” will have a big-screen credit to add to his résumé. This month, Ortiz will be whisked in to shoot a scene for the Mark Wahlberg starrer Patriots Day, which chronicles the 2013 Boston marathon bombing and its..." May 03

  • Four MLB stars that must be traded in 2016

    Sportsnaut "While the MLB trade deadline is still months away, it’s never too early to start thinking about guys that should be dealt. And this year, there are a few stars in need of relocation. Usually, veteran players on bad teams best fit this description. Even though the season is still very early, we..." May 03

  • White Sox cut ties with lefty John Danks but still owe him $15M

    Chicago Tribune "The White Sox will designate left-hander John Danks for assignment this week following a 10-year major-league tenure with the organization, a source said Tuesday. Danks has a 79-104 career record, a 4.38 ERA and $14.25 million owed to him for the final year of his five-year, $65 million..." May 03

  • Orioles shift Manny Machado to shortstop with J.J. Hardy out four weeks -- for now

    Fox Sports "The preference of some in the Orioles' organization is to keep Manny Machado at third base, where his defense is well above average and at times otherworldly. Machado, however, will be at short Tuesday night in place of J.J. Hardy, who is expected to miss at least four weeks with a hairline..." May 03

  • Maddon: We're not going to tolerate beanballs

    The Score "The Chicago Cubs won't be pushed around. A day after the Pittsburgh Pirates plunked two Cubs players in a 7-2 Chicago win, manager Joe Maddon aired out his feelings about how things transpired. To Maddon, this had nothing to do with a rivalry. It was about a young pitcher (Kyle Lobstein)..." May 03

  • Baseball close to canceling Puerto Rico trip because of Zika concerns

    Yahoo! Sports "About 100 scouts and executives descended upon Puerto Rico this week to watch high school shortstop Delvin Perez, a possible top-five pick in the June draft. One of the officials texted a picture of bug spray with 30 percent DEET, accompanied by a two-word caption: “I’m prepared.” The fear of..." May 03

  • Pablo Sandoval, the $17 million backup, is now out for the season with a shoulder injury after just six at-bats

    Business Insider "The Boston Red Sox announced on Monday that third-baseman Pablo Sandoval will undergo shoulder surgery after receiving a second opinion on the matter from Dr. James Andrews. A later report from ESPN added that Sandoval is expected to miss the remainder of the season. Red Sox officials deferred..." May 03

  • MLB won't investigate Cardinals RHP Carlos Martinez

    ESPN "Major League Baseball will not investigate St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Carlos Martinez under its domestic violence policy, according to a source, who said that Martinez's case falls outside the policy's jurisdiction because the allegations arose in a civil suit. Martinez is being sued for $1.5..." May 03

  • Sandoval's contract with Red Sox not insured

    The Score "The Boston Red Sox announced Monday that third baseman Pablo Sandoval would undergo potentially season-ending surgery on his ailing left shoulder. However, the Red Sox won't be able to recoup any of the money owed on his five-year, $90-million contract because the deal's not insured, a source..." May 03

  • Report: Tigers pitcher Justin Verlander, supermodel Kate Upton engaged

    Detroit Free Press "You figured it would be just a matter of time for these love birds, right? E! News reports that Kate Upton is now officially engaged to Detroit Tigers pitching ace Justin Verlander. The supermodel sported a gaudy engagement ring -- for what was believed to be the first time in public -- tonight..." May 03

  • Cubs in Pirates’ heads? Come on, it’s only May

    Chicago Sun-Times "It took the Cubs less than nine innings back in Pittsburgh for all the high emotion and bad blood to resurface from last October’s wild-card playoff game that resulted in a bench-clearing incident on the way to a one-sided Cubs victory. It’s barely May, but the Cubs and Pirates made it clear in..." May 03

  • Fox Sports: Curt Schilling Approached Us, But We Passed

    Deadspin "When he isn’t sharing shitty Facebook memes and complaining about people scolding him for sharing shitty Facebook memes, former ESPN baseball analyst Curt Schilling is looking for a job. Fox Sports, the most obvious destination, doesn’t want him. Last Friday, I asked Fox Sports if they were..." May 03

  • Red Sox third baseman Pablo Sandoval to have shoulder surgery

    Yahoo! Sports "The Pablo Sandoval era with the Boston Red Sox just took another hit. The team announced Monday that the 29-year-old would undergo surgery on his injured left shoulder. Sandoval has been in limbo since going on the disabled list in mid-April, but this news clears a few things up. When it was..." May 03

  • Devin Mesoraco To DL With Torn Labrum In Left Shoulder

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Reds announced today that catcher Devin Mesoraco has suffered a torn labrum in his left shoulder. He’ll go on the 15-day DL for now. It certainly seems likely that he’ll require an extended absence, though it remains to be seen whether surgery will be required. This injury constitutes the..." May 02

  • Dodgers pitcher facing 80-game suspension for PEDs

    Yahoo! Sports "Los Angeles Dodgers relief pitcher Josh Ravin is facing an 80-game suspension for using a banned substance, sources told Yahoo Sports, and is expected to be the sixth major leaguer to face discipline for performance-enhancing drugs this season. Ravin, who is on the Dodgers’ 40-man roster but..." May 02

  • Machado’s illegal slide exposes new rule’s inconsistent enforcement

    SI "It may be divisive, but Major League Baseball’s rewritten rule regarding slides intended to break up double plays—Rule 6.01(j) in your rulebook, colloquially known as “the Chase Utley rule”—is nothing if not clear. As I explained to Joe Magrane on MLB Now during the first week of the regular..." May 02

  • Dave Stewart says Shelby Miller feeling pressure to live up to trade

    ESPN "Shelby Miller is still without a win a month into his time with the Arizona Diamondbacks. The team's general manager thinks the right-hander is putting too much pressure on himself after being the centerpiece of a major December trade. Diamondbacks general manager Dave Stewart told SiriusXM MLB..." May 02

  • At long last, Bryce Harper, Stephen Strasburg hitting their stride together

    USA Today "The expectations were ungodly, almost reckless. One was called the greatest pitching prospect in baseball history. The other was baseball’s chosen one, and at the age of 16, was on the cover of Sports Illustrated. If it wasn’t enough, Stephen Strasburg and Bryce Harper happened to be..." May 02

  • Tim Lincecum’s Showcase Set For Friday

    MLB Trade Rumors "Tim Lincecum will hold a long-awaited throwing showcase for scouts on Friday in Scottsdale, MLB Network’s Jon Heyman reports (Twitter links). As many as 20 teams are expected to attend, including representatives from the Orioles, Padres and the Giants, Lincecum’s former team. As of February, a..." May 02

  • Curt Schilling disgusted after ESPN removes Game 6 from 'Four Days In October'

    Sporting News "ESPN re-aired its "Four Days In October" documentary Sunday evening. Only this version should've been called "Three Days In October," because the network removed the part about Game 6. You know, the one that forced a deciding Game 7. The "bloody sock" game. The one where ... oh yeah, Curt..." May 02

  • Yankees GM: ‘We urgently need to stop the bleeding’

    New York Post "Team, heal thyself. Yankees general manager Brian Cashman, while expressing frustration over his team’s “horrific” start to the 2016 season, said Monday that no roster changes are imminent with the 8-15 club — but they will come eventually without improvement “It’s no fun when you’re going..." May 02

  • Vin Scully Talks Beards For Five Minutes

    Deadspin "Longtime Dodgers announcer Vin Scully is going all out during his final stint in the booth. The season’s only a month old, and we’ve already had two great episodes of Storytime With Vin Scully. Two weeks ago, he debunked the myths surrounding the number 13, and this weekend he gave us the entire..." May 02

  • Harper, Machado earn Player of the Month honors

    The Score "Bryce Harper, the Washington Nationals phenom who smashed nine homers in his first 18 games this year, was named National League Player of the Month for April on Monday. Baltimore Orioles third baseman Manny Machado earned the honor in the American League, following a strong start to his 2016..." May 02

  • Noah Syndergaard has allowed lots of stolen bases lately

    Amazin' Avenue "Starting pitcher Noah Syndergaard has made consistent headlines for his speed, with a sinker averaging upwards of 97 MPH and more 100 MPH fastballs than any other pitcher this season, the 23-year-old undoubtedly strikes fear into the heart of those who face him at the plate. But opposing teams..." May 02

  • The Cubs traveled to Pittsburgh in style

    CBS Sports "The first-place Cubs on Sunday flew to Pittsburgh for the start of a big series against the second-place Pirates. As manager Joe Maddon is wont to do, he encouraged his team -- possibly on pain of imprisonment -- to dress in suits that ranged from fine to sure to whatever. First, the group shot..." May 02

  • Hardy going on DL with hairline fracture in foot

    Masn "Orioles shortstop J.J. Hardy sustained a hairline fracture in his left foot yesterday and is expected to miss six to eight weeks, a harsh blow for a team so reliant on its defense. Hardy was scheduled to undergo a CT scan after X-rays yesterday raised serious concerns within the organization. The..." May 02

  • Alex Rodriguez heats up while rest of Yankees remain ice cold

    New York Daily News "It was a lost weekend at Fenway Park as the Yankees were swept away by the Red Sox, but if you’re looking for a silver lining, Alex Rodriguez certainly provided it. A-Rod went 2-for-4 with a home run and a double, driving in four of the Yankees’ seven runs in the loss. It was his second homer..." May 02

  • Joey Votto: I'd rather quit baseball than play poorly

    Larry Brown Sports "Long one of the most consistent hitters in baseball, Cincinnati Reds first baseman Joey Votto had a terrible April. He hit just .229 and slugged just .313, tallying only three extra base hits. His famed on-base skills are still there, but Votto has not been getting hits. It turns out that for..." May 02

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