• Giants' Bumgarner: Scherzer didn't mind hitting when he signed his big deal

    San Jose Mercury News "Madison Bumgarner saw Max Scherzer’s comments advocating that the designated hitter should be instituted in both leagues, and asserting that nobody pays to see a pitcher “swinging a wet newspaper.” Any thoughts on that, Madison? “Oh, well, my wet newspaper is 34 ½ inches, 33 ½ ounces, and..." April 28

  • Rangers GM: Bringing back Josh Hamilton was an 'easy decision'

    ESPN.com "Josh Hamilton is back with the Texas Rangers after two troubled years with the Los Angeles Angels. Less than halfway through a five-year, $125 million contract, Hamilton was traded to American League West rival Texas on Monday for a player to be named or cash. "I had a lot of good memories..." April 28

  • Orioles-White Sox game postponed amid protests

    SI.com "Monday night’s game between the Baltimore Orioles and Chicago White Sox at Camden Yards has been postponed, the team announced. Protestors have clashed with police on Monday in the city of Baltimore, with the Associated Press reporting that police said at least seven officers were injured in..." April 28

  • Done deal: Josh Hamilton traded by Angels to Rangers

    USA Today "It's official: Josh Hamilton is heading back to the Texas Rangers. Hamilton, the Los Angeles Angels and Rangers on Monday finalized a trade that will send the troubled slugger and 2010 American League MVP back to Arlington, where he enjoyed five All-Star seasons and steered nearly clear of the..." April 28

  • Wainwright has torn Achilles, out 9-12 months

    MLB.com "General manager John Mozeliak confirmed on Monday that Adam Wainwright has a torn left Achilles and will likely miss 9-12 months. The official season-ending diagnosis came after Wainwright had an MRI on his ankle in St. Louis on Monday. The Cardinals placed Wainwright on the 15-day disabled..." April 27

  • 11h
    Bill Shaikin @BillShaikin

    McCarthy: UCL tear, out for year

  • Josh Hamilton rejected a trade to a National League team because he wanted to go back to Texas

    Hardball Talk "A source familiar with the Josh Hamilton trade negotiations tells HardballTalk that, prior to the deal to send him to the Rangers, the Angels had put together a trade that would’ve sent Hamilton to a National League team. Hamilton rejected the deal, however, because he waned to return to..." April 27

  • Mets will use 6-man rotation this week to get extra rest for Harvey

    The Score "Matt Harvey fumed as Terry Collins came out to remove him with two outs in the ninth inning in Saturday's game at Yankee Stadium, his fourth start for the New York Mets since undergoing Tommy John surgery roughly 18 months ago. Though Harvey has looked sublime through the first month of the..." April 27

  • Edinson Volquez drops suspension appeal, can pitch again Saturday

    Kansas City Star "Edinson Volquez has dropped his appeal and will accept his five-game suspension when the Royals play the Indians on Monday. He will be eligible to pitch for Kansas City on Saturday against the Tigers. When Volquez’s turn in the rotation comes on Friday, Kansas City is likely to use Chris Young..." April 27

  • Phillies hoping to deal Jonathan Papelbon to Red Sox

    CBS Sports Fantasy News "The Phillies are trying to convince the Red Sox to trade for closer Jonathan Papelbon, according to the Boston Globe. Such a deal could make sense for Boston considering that current closer Koji Uehara has lost a bit of velocity and owns an uncharacterstic 4.15 ERA with two runs and five hits..." April 27

  • Marlins cut Jarrod Saltalamacchia after reinstating him from paternity list

    Sporting News "Most MLB transaction listings are fairly innocuous, but the Marlins on Monday made a move with some edge to it: "Jarrod Saltalamacchia reinstated from paternity list and designated for assignment." Congratulations. Now, take a hike. Even if Jeffrey Loria and Co. didn't bother to chip in..." April 27

  • Adrian Beltre Sent Garrett Richards An Invoice For His Broken Bats

    Deadspin.com "Rangers third baseman Adrian Beltre got worked over pretty good by Angels starter Garrett Richards on Friday night. Beltre faced Richards three times in six innings, and ended up with nothing more than three broken bats to show for it. Richards really fucked those bats up! As you can see in the..." April 27

  • The market for Cole Hamels is getting bigger

    Hardball Talk "Over the winter and during spring training, many columns were filed criticizing Phillies GM Ruben Amaro for not trading ace Cole Hamels. Amaro was being too unrealistic, they said. The risk of Hamels getting injured was too high to not sell now, they wrote. Amaro, often criticized beyond what..." April 27

  • A month later, there’s still no timetable for Justin Verlander’s return to the Tigers

    Hardball Talk "As of today it’s been exactly one month since Justin Verlander left a spring training start with a triceps strain and there’s still no timetable for his return from the first disabled list stint of his career. Repeatedly called a minor injury by both Verlander and the team, it’s bad enough that..." April 27

  • Gillick hopes somebody will notice Howard heating up

    Delco Times "The Phillies head out of town for 10 days, and this season the long road trips will create a sense of wonder as to whether the team will return with all of their veterans still on the roster. The Detroit Tigers’ continued closer troubles quickly brought Jonathan Papelbon’s name back into the..." April 27

  • Marlins owner Loria endorses Mike Redmond: 'He's the manager. Period'

    CBSSports.com "With the Marlins on a five-game winning streak a week after stories surfaced indicating manager Mike Redmond may be on the hot seat, team owner Jeffrey Loria gave Redmond his first public endorsement Sunday. Speaking to CBSSports.com after the Marlins defeated the Nationals 6-2, Loria said of..." April 27

  • Rays Acquire Xavier Cedeno From Dodgers

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Rays have moved John Jaso to the 60-day disabled list in order to clear a spot on the 40-man roster for Cedeno, tweets Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times. Because Cedeno won’t join the team for a couple of days, there will be no 25-man move to accommodate him just yet, Topkin adds. 12:26pm:..." April 27

  • Chris Perez opts out of minor league deal with Brewers

    Hardball Talk "Three years ago Chris Perez was an All-Star closer, but now the 29-year-old right-hander has opted out of a minor-league deal with the Brewers after struggling at Triple-A. Perez posted a 9.39 ERA in six appearances for Triple-A Colorado Springs, with more walks (4) than strikeouts (3) and 18..." April 27

  • Carlos Gonzalez is eager to "get that groove back"

    Denver Post "Carlos Gonzalez has been fielding questions about his deep April slump on a daily basis. For the most part, the Rockies outfielder has handled the queries with good humor. "I told you in spring training that I can't wait to have this conversation about the game, and not about how I am,..." April 27

  • 18h
    Jon Morosi @jonmorosi

    Max Scherzer (sprained right thumb) is getting information from a specialist, but #Nats optimistic he will miss no more than 1 start.

  • 17h
    Jon Morosi @jonmorosi

    Jose Bautista told me this morning he expects to return to #BlueJays lineup "sometime in the next few days." Taking BP today.

  • Wainwright Reportedly Could Be Done for Season

    Bleacher Report ""Expectation is that #STLCards’ Wainwright is done for season with Achilles injury. Has not yet undergone MRI," reported Fox Sports' Ken Rosenthal, citing sources. Yesterday, Scott Miller of Bleacher Report noted that Wainwright left the game, limping badly, after an at-bat on Saturday. The..." April 27

  • In Wainwright wake, Nats' Scherzer advocates for DH in both leagues

    CBSSports.com "Nationals ace Max Scherzer cringed when he saw the replay of the Adam Wainwright injury that will likely sideline the Cardinals star pitcher for the season. And while Scherzer said he enjoys hitting, after seeing the Wainwright accident, Scherzer said it's probably time for both leagues to go to..." April 27

  • 1d
    TR Sullivan @Sullivan_Ranger

    Word is Hamilton trade is expected to happen this afternoon... stay tuned

  • Adam Jones urges calm after day of protests in Baltimore

    CSN Baltimore "Helicopters circled Oriole Park on Saturday night as demonstrators in the Freddie Gray rally protested beyond its gates. Despite the at-times contentious scene outside, inside the atmosphere remained much like that of any other Orioles game. Before the bottom of the ninth, an announcement was..." April 26

  • Texas Rangers to take on less than $7 million of Josh Hamilton deal

    Dallas Morning News "The Rangers total investment in Josh Hamilton will come to less than $7 million – and could be far less than that, according to sources with knowledge of the talks. Hamilton entered the season with about $80.2 million remaining on his contract. The Angels, according to reports, are willing to..." April 26

  • 1d
    Patrick Saunders @psaundersdp

    #Rockies #SFGiants game is postponed because of rain. Makeup details coming.

  • Albers lands on DL with injury suffered in brawl

    CSN Chicago "In addition to having starters Chris Sale and Jeff Samardzija suspended by Major League Baseball for five games, the White Sox will lose reliever Matt Albers for at least 15 days due to an injury suffered in Thursday night’s brawl with Kansas City. General manager Rick Hahn revealed the..." April 26

  • 1d
    KMOXSports @KMOXSports

    Mozeliak: I would imagine that with this injury he will not pitch again this season, but we want to wait for the reports Monday. #STLCards

  • 2d
    Shi Davidi @ShiDavidi

    #BlueJays release Ricky Romero.

  • Red Sox manager rips ump: 'The strike zone tonight was horrific'

    CBSSports.com "The Red Sox beat the Orioles on Friday night (BOX 7, BAL 5) thanks to a three-run eighth inning. You'd think manager John Farrell would be happy after the game, especially considering Boston had lost five of their last eight, but no, he had some choice words for home plate ump Dana..." April 26

  • 6 players suspended in Royals-White Sox fracas

    MLB.com "Seven players have received discipline for their roles in the on-field incident in the bottom of the seventh inning of Thursday's game between the Kansas City Royals and the Chicago White Sox at U.S. Cellular Field in Chicago, Major League Baseball announced today. Joe Garagiola, Jr., MLB's Senior..." April 26

  • Chris Sale went to Royals clubhouse after being ejected following brawl

    ESPN Chicago "As the Chicago White Sox and Kansas City Royals await punishment from Major League Baseball for their roles in an on-field brawl Thursday night, more information was revealed Friday about how it escalated behind the scenes. White Sox manager Robin Ventura confirmed that pitcher Chris Sale, who..." April 26

  • 2d
    Ken Rosenthal @Ken_Rosenthal

    Sources say Rangers will NOT send any players to #Angels and take on LESS than $15M. Hamilton will relinquish some money; amount not known.

  • Angels close to trading Josh Hamilton to Rangers

    The Score "Josh Hamilton's tumultuous tenure with the Los Angeles Angels is reportedly coming to an end. Though Hamilton still has three years and $90 million remaining on his contract, the Angels are reportedly close to trading Hamilton back to the Texas Rangers, according to MLB.com's T.R...." April 25

  • Mattingly wants coach-contact plays to be reviewable

    San Francisco Chronicle "In the wake of Wednesday’s hullabaloo at third base, Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said plays involving contact between runners and coaches ought to be reviewable. “They’ve said from the beginning that replay is going to get better and better, and it’s a work in progress,” Mattingly said...." April 25

  • Will Bryant file grievance vs. Cubs?

    CBSSports.com "Cubs phenom Kris Bryant is off to a spectacular start and everything appears to be going splendidly on the North Side of Chicago, but the players union is still said to see a potential for filing a grievance over the timing of Bryant's callup on Bryant's behalf. There's never been a grievance like..." April 25

  • Oh, Barry Bonds, How Could We Have Doubted You?

    New York Times "Congratulations, Barry Bonds. You’re no longer a felon. We all owe you an apology. So we’re sorry, Barry, that the government dragged you into courtrooms for more than a decade and forced you to spend some of the $200 million or so you made in baseball not on vacations and fast cars and..." April 25

  • Cuban-born Jose Fernandez becomes U.S. citizen

    ESPN.com "Marlins pitcher Jose Fernandez, a native of Santa Clara, Cuba, become a U.S. citizen Friday and was the keynote speaker during the ceremony for 140 other South Florida residents. "This is a dream that I've had since I was little, and actually achieving it is really amazing," Fernandez said...." April 25

  • 3d
    Eduardo A. Encina @EddieInTheYard

    Not an excuse for sweep, but #Orioles left #Toronto thinking new Rogers Centre turf is major problem. Too spongy, slow & lots of untrue hops

  • Ex-Twins manager Gardenhire ready — but in no rush — to manage again

    Fox Sports "Ron Gardenhire wants to manage again. But he doesn't seem in any particular hurry to take another job. "I'm not actively pursuing it," the former Twins manager told FOX Sports on Thursday. "I'm pretty comfortable right now, to tell you the truth." Gardenhire, 57, can afford to wait — he had..." April 25

  • The Royals have become MLB's most despised team

    ESPN.com "A couple days ago I was talking to my friend Jena, a Kansas City Royals fan. She asked what I thought of all the fist-pumping and chest-bumping and over-the-top celebrations the Royals were doing during games and how other teams are going to react to that. I said something along the lines of,..." April 24

  • Tigers' Joe Nathan not ready to retire after tearing ligament, tendon

    ESPN.com "Tigers closer Joe Nathan will miss the rest of the season with a torn ligament in his pitching elbow. Nathan tore his ulnar collateral ligament Wednesday while pitching on a minor-league rehabilitation assignment with Triple-A Toledo. Hoping to show that he was ready to come off the disabled..." April 24

  • Commissioner: Pete Rose will be allowed to be part of All-Star Game

    Fox Sports "Commissioner Rob Manfred says Pete Rose will be allowed to participate in activities surrounding this summer's All-Star Game in his hometown of Cincinnati. Rose, baseball's career hits leader and a former Reds star player and manager, agreed to a lifetime ban from the sport in 1989 after a..." April 24

  • 3d
    Scott MacArthur @TSNScottyMac

    Johan Santana will remain with the #BlueJays beyond his April 28 opt out date. #MLB

  • Dusty Baker, who was considered for D-Backs job, wants to manage again

    CBSSports.com "Dusty Baker had one early conversation when Dave Stewart called to let him know Stewart might have a chance to become Diamondbacks GM and that he may consider him for the manager role should he get the the job. However, Baker didn't hear back after Stewart got the job, and Arizona instead hired..." April 24

  • Inside details of how A-Rod’s 660 fight with Yankees will play out

    New York Post "With the way he’s hitting, Alex Rodriguez looks likely to soon join Willie Mays on the career home run chart. But the controversy surrounding this achievement will take longer to resolve. In fact, the hearing to decide whether A-Rod will get a $6 million bonus for tying Mays with 660 homers..." April 24

  • 4d
    Ben Nicholson-Smith @bnicholsonsmith

    #BlueJays don't expect to DL Jose Bautista. "He feels much better today" per Gibbons.

  • Phillies lack of fundamentals frustrating manager Ryne Sandberg

    Newark Star-Ledger "More alarming than the 14 run differential against the Miami Marlins that led to the Phillies back-to-back losses this week, at least to Ryne Sandberg, is the team's lack of sound fundamentals. Against Miami in the past two games alone, the Phillies committed five errors. No play seems to..." April 24

  • Mariners To Sign Carlos Quentin

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Mariners have agreed to a minor league deal with outfielder Carlos Quentin, Bob Dutton of the Tacoma News Tribune reports. Quentin was released by the Braves recently, shortly after he was acquired as part of the Craig Kimbrel deal — with his large salary functioning to offset..." April 24

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