• A-Rod ties Babe Ruth for 4th on all-time RBIs list at 1,992

    ESPN New York "New York Yankees slugger Alex Rodriguez tied Babe Ruth for fourth on the all-time RBIs list by driving in the 1,992nd run of his career. Rodriguez's RBI single to center in the seventh inning chased Texas Rangers starter Colby Lewis. Rodriguez went 2 for 5 in the Yankees' 10-9 loss..." May 23

  • Will Smith suspended eight games for using illegal substance, will appeal

    Brew Crew Ball "As expected, Major League Baseball and the Office of the Commissioner has suspended Will Smith for having an illegal substance on his arm when pitching against the Braves Thursday night. Smith will be out for eight games, but is appealing the decision. Until his appeal is heard, he will remain on..." May 22

  • Rusney Castillo returns to Boston, will start Friday night

    Sporting News "Will the $72 million man be able to revitalize Boston's offense? The Red Sox will give it a try, at least, recalling Rusney Castillo from Triple-A Pawtucket on Friday and immediately penciling him into the starting lineup in right field. Outfielder Jackie Bradley Jr. was optioned to Pawtucket..." May 22

  • Matt Wieters eyeing date to return for Orioles

    CSN Baltimore "Matt Wieters will spend the weekend with the Orioles at Marlins Park, and if things go well, he could start a rehab assignment next week in Bowie. Wieters underwent Tommy John surgery last June 17, played in one Grapefruit League game on March 17 and has been rehabbing the elbow since in..." May 22

  • Rays affiliate apologizes for planned ‘A-Rod Juice Night’

    Tampa Tribune "A sweet promotion by the Tampa Bay Rays’ minor-league affiliate making fun of the New York Yankees’ Alex Rodriguez is off after it hit a sour note with the New York Yankees. The Charlotte Stone Crabs had been advertising tonight’s game against the Tampa Yankees as “A-Rod Juice Box Night.” The..." May 22

  • Blue Jays haven’t asked about Hamels ‘in months’

    Sportsnet.ca "The Toronto Blue Jays haven’t asked about Cole Hamels “in months” after getting the sense during the winter that the Philadelphia Phillies ace wouldn’t waive his no-trade clause, according to a source. That revelation comes after Jon Heyman of CBS Sports reported Friday that the Blue Jays are..." May 22

  • Casey Janssen is healthy, ready to make his Nationals debut

    Hardball Talk "Casey Janssen was signed for $5 million this offseason to replace Tyler Clippard as the Nationals’ primary setup man, but instead he spent the first six weeks of the season on the disabled list with a shoulder injury. Janssen has been rehabbing in the minors and the Nationals are convinced he’s..." May 22

  • Mets to use six-man rotation with Noah Syndergaard, Dillon Gee

    ESPN New York "In the end, the New York Mets did not end up having to choose between Noah Syndergaard and Dillon Gee for one rotation spot. With Gee ready to return from the disabled list, the Mets plan to shift to a six-man rotation for the foreseeable future -- something they had been unwilling to consider..." May 22

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    Jesse Sanchez @JesseSanchezMLB

    Sources tell me top Cuban RHP prospect Norge Luis Ruiz, 21, has left the island and will be seeking a Major League contract. #Cuba

  • Pirates' McCutchen laughs off pay stub leak

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "Pirates outfielder Andrew McCutchen reacted with laughter rather than anger Friday after a photo of one of his pay stubs turned up on the Internet. A user on Reddit posted an image of McCutchen's pay stub from May 15 in which $427,098.49 went into his bank account through direct deposit. The..." May 22

  • Should the Cubs trade Starlin Castro?

    Chicago Sun-Times "The Cubs find themselves in relatively new territory as the calendar heads toward June. Five games above .500, the North Siders would earn a wild card berth if the playoffs started today. There are still some areas that need improvement, though, like the back-end of the rotation, left field..." May 22

  • Ben Revere stays focused as possible trade looms

    CSN Philly "Ben Revere is unfazed by hearing his name in trade chatter. He has been through it before. “For some people, it might be distracting, but it’s not to me,” he said before Thursday afternoon’s Phillies-Rockies game at Coors Field. “The only thing I’m doing is trying to get ready to help my team..." May 22

  • Yankees fans: Happy they didn't pay Robinson Cano $240 million like Seattle Mariners did?

    Newark Star-Ledger "In case you haven't been following the post-Yankees career of second baseman Robinson Cano, his first season in Seattle was a decent one (.314/14 homers/82 RBI). But year No. 2? Not so much. For the $240 million Cano reportedly received in a 10-year deal, he's hit just one home run, knocked in..." May 22

  • Brewers tell Braves catcher Jonathan Lucroy is unavailable, per report

    Brew Crew Ball "The Brewers have been without Jonathan Lucroy since the catcher suffered a broken toe and was placed on the disabled list April 20. However, that has not kept him out of the news. With the Brewers suffering what has, so far, been a highly disappointing season, rumors have naturally sprung up..." May 22

  • Giants’ Posey develops into strong defender at 1st base, too

    San Francisco Chronicle "When he’s catching, much of Buster Posey’s busy pregame work involves reviewing scouting reports, studying video of opposing batters, and meeting with his pitcher and pitching coach to discuss strategy. Posey doesn’t generally work at first base except on days he’s actually playing first base,..." May 22

  • John Farrell ‘Not Ruling Anything Out’ As Red Sox’s Struggles Persist

    NESN "What can the Red Sox do to snap themselves out of the funk they currently find themselves in? John Farrell is open to suggestions. The Boston manager was unable to provide any concrete solutions for his team’s struggles — which have been particularly dire in the run-scoring department — after..." May 22

  • Blue Jays tried for Hamels, stick with Gibbons

    CBSSports.com "Both the Blues Jays front office personnel and players are wholly unsatisfied with their up-and-down start, and while there's little question they all expected much better play and rumors have been circulating that manager John Gibbons could be in trouble, word is Gibbons is said to be safe for..." May 22

  • Cubs looking at Rafael Soriano as possible bullpen upgrade

    CSN Chicago "The Cubs are looking at Rafael Soriano as another way to upgrade their bullpen. Soriano is still out there as a free agent, training in the Dominican Republic, facing live hitters and waiting to sign with a contender. The Cubs are one of several teams that have kicked the tires on Soriano,..." May 22

  • Masahiro Tanaka pitches three shutout innings in Triple-A rehab start

    New York Daily News "The Yankees may have an ace up their sleeve just yet. Injured ace Masahiro Tanaka took another step in his quest to return to the starting rotation by pitching three scoreless innings for Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Thursday night against Durham at PNC Field. The 41-pitch effort was his..." May 22

  • For Chase Utley and Ryan Howard, a warming trend

    CSN Philly "Chase Utley and Ryan Howard have not turned back the clock. They have not put Father Time in a headlock and showed him who’s boss. This is not a return to the good old days. But these two aging pillars of the Phillies’ long-gone championship run are swinging the bats better and finding more..." May 22

  • Brewers' Will Smith tossed for having foreign substance on his arm

    Yahoo! Sports "Milwaukee Brewers relief pitcher Will Smith was ejected in the seventh inning of Thursday's 10-1 loss to Atlanta after umpires found a foreign substance on his non-throwing arm. Smith had just entered the game and hit the first batter he faced, Pedro Ciriaco, with a pitch. The Brewers..." May 22

  • MLB commissioner backs Yankees in A-Rod bonus dispute

    Sporting News "Alex Rodriguez is a very wealthy man, and after hitting his 660th career home run, he was supposed to be even wealthier after collecting a $6 million bonus. However, the Yankees are refusing to pay up and MLB commissioner Rob Manfred is taking the club’s side. “The Yankees have a well-founded..." May 21

  • Toronto Blue Jays to Trade Jose Bautista or Edwin Encarnacion?

    HNGN "The Toronto Blue Jays (18-23) lead the MLB in runs scored (212), but they rank 29th in ERA (4.76) and last in starter's ERA (5.24), which can explain why they're the last place team in the American League East. Should the club consider trading one of their two top hitters for pitching help? It..." May 21

  • Dodgers place infielder Erisbel Arruebarrena on suspended list

    Orange County Register "While investing heavily in one Cuban infielder and welcoming him to the Dodgers this week, another Cuban infielder has all but disappeared from the organization. Erisbel Arruebarrena has not played a game at any level this season and has been placed on the suspended list by the Dodgers,..." May 21

  • Justin Morneau still has concussion symptoms, not ready to rejoin Rockies

    Hardball Talk "Rockies first baseman Justin Morneau will not be cleared to return from the seven-day concussion disabled list when eligible because he continues to experience post-concussion symptoms, according to manager Walt Weiss. That’s very discouraging news for Morneau, whose career was previously..." May 21

  • Bryce Harper on Marvin Hudson ejection: “I don’t think 40,000 people came to watch him ump”

    CSN Washington "Hours after they were tossed from Wednesday night's win over the Yankees by home plate umpire Marvin Hudson, both Nationals manager Matt Williams and right fielder Bryce Harper remained fired up about their third inning ejections. Harper and Williams were still confused as to why they were..." May 21

  • Dodgers P Hyun-jin Ryu to have left shoulder surgery

    SI.com "Dodgers pitcher Hyun-jin Ryu will have left arthroscopic shoulder surgery that could potentially end his 2015 season, the team announced Wednesday. The Dodgers have not determined a timetable for Ryu's return, but a Yahoo report Wednesday noted the conventional wisdom surrounding Ryu's..." May 21

  • Manfred 'pleased for' A-Rod in return from ban

    ESPN New York "A year removed from an ugly skirmish between Alex Rodriguez and Major League Baseball, commissioner Rob Manfred commended the Yankees slugger on his comeback Thursday. Manfred also said he will leave any disputes over milestone bonus money to be resolved between the player and the..." May 21

  • Closer Greg Holland back in Royals' pen after sitting out with stiff neck

    Fox Sports Florida "After sitting out Tuesday night's save situation, Royals closer Greg Holland again is available out of the bullpen. Holland woke up Tuesday morning with a stiff neck, an ailment Kansas City's training staff worked on during the game. But Holland's neck failed to loosen and manager Ned Yost..." May 21

  • Phillies have talked to Angels about trading Revere

    Fox Sports "As rumors swirl that Ben Revere has been placed on the trading block, a report has emerged that the Phillies are discussing a potential trade for Revere with another team. MLB.com reported Wednesday that the Phils have been in conversation with the Angels over the past few weeks about a trade..." May 21

  • Allen Craig’s decline with Red Sox unprecedented

    Boston Globe "Roughly a thousand miles and a world away from Fenway Park, Allen Craig sat on the bench for the PawSox’ 11:05 a.m. contest in Indianapolis on Wednesday. The destination – Indianapolis, morning baseball, Triple A, outrighted off the 40-man roster – is almost mind-boggling to anyone who witnessed..." May 21

  • Drew Smyly to try rest, rehab for possible return this season

    ESPN.com "Tampa Bay Rays left-hander Drew Smyly's season might not be over just yet. The team said last week that Smyly would miss the rest of the season because of a shoulder injury, but on Tuesday, manager Kevin Cash intimated that the pitcher might be able to return this season. Instead of..." May 21

  • A's Parker has surgery on fractured elbow

    MLB.com "A's pitcher Jarrod Parker had successful surgery to clean up and repair the medial epicondyle fracture in his right elbow Tuesday. Parker's previously revised ulnar collateral ligament did not need repairing, meaning the right-hander was able to avoid a third Tommy John surgery, which could've..." May 21

  • Angels' Albert Pujols leaves game after being hit in hand

    Orange County Register " Albert Pujols left the Angels game in the fifth inning Wednesday night after being hit in the left hand by a pitch an inning earlier. He was diagnosed with a contusion. There was no immediate word on the severity of the injury." May 21

  • Mariners Sign Kevin Gregg

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Marines have signed righty Kevin Gregg to a minor league deal, the team announced (via Ryan Divish of the Seattle Times, on Twitter). He will head to Triple-A, taking the place of the recently-traded Yoervis Medina in the Tacoma pen. Gregg, 36, was designated recently by the Reds after..." May 21

  • Hahn: `A’s need to find something in ourselves’ and soon

    San Francisco Gate "is is Jesse Hahn’s first full big league season, but you don’t need to be a 10-year veteran to know that this isn’t the way things are supposed to go. The A’s right-hander threw five strong innings in a start against Houston but wound up on the short end of a 6-1 loss to the Astros on what was..." May 21

  • Tim Stauffer reinstated, Doug Bernier optioned

    Twin Cities "In the wake of Wednesday’s 13-inning game in Pittsburgh, which forced the Twins to use all seven members of their bullpen, veteran reliever Tim Stauffer has been reinstated from his rehab assignment. Veteran infielder Doug Bernier was optioned to Triple-A Rochester. In moving to a 13-man..." May 21

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    Jeff Wilson @JeffWilson_FWST

    Josh Hamilton to return to Triple A Round Rock on Thursday, play through Saturday, be reevaluated. Looks like a Cleveland return. #Rangers

  • With Jacoby Ellsbury on the DL, Slade Heathcott gets the call

    New York Post "The Yankees offense had enough problems, and now it will be without its most consistent weapon for at least a couple of weeks. Jacoby Ellsbury left Tuesday’s 8-6, 10-inning loss to the Nationals with a right knee sprain and was placed on the 15-day disabled list. Outfielder Slade Heathcott,..." May 20

  • Cubs should be in position to make much bigger moves

    CSN Chicago "The time will come for the Cubs to put their money where their mouth is. If this team really is that good, then it’s up to Theo Epstein, Jed Hoyer and their baseball operations department to find the right pieces between now and the July 31 trade deadline, perhaps dealing from what’s arguably..." May 20

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    Brendan Kennedy @BKennedyStar

    Bisons announce that #bluejays SS Jose Reyes will begin his rehab assignment with Buffalo tomorrow.

  • 2d
    Mark Zuckerman @ZuckermanCSN

    Andrews gave same diagnosis on Rendon: Sprained MCL. He's now getting 3rd opinion from knee specialist in Colorado.

  • 2d
    Eric Stephen @truebluela

    Welp, there it is. Hyun-jin Ryu will have arthroscopic surgery tomorrow in LA

  • Chris Tillman to rejoin Orioles’ rotation Thursday

    Hardball Talk "Orioles righty Chris Tillman had to be scratched from his scheduled start this past Sunday against the Angels after experiencing stiffness in back. But it was nothing more than a minor injury." May 20

  • Rockies Option Drew Stubbs, Recall Brandon Barnes

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Rockies have optioned struggling outfielder Drew Stubbs to Triple-A, Nick Groke of the Denver Post reports (Twitter links). Taking his place on the active roster is Brandon Barnes. Stubbs, 30, avoided arbitration with a $5.825MM contract this year — his final before hitting the open market...." May 20

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    Bryan Hoch @BryanHoch

    Yankees moves: Signed Slade Heathcott to MLB contract, selected to 25-man roster. Jacoby Ellsbury to 15-day DL. Chase Whitley to 60-day DL.

  • 2d
    MLBRosterMoves @MLBRosterMoves

    .@Indians recall RHP Shaun Marcum from Triple-A Columbus; option OF Zach Walters to Columbus.

  • A’s might turn to Washington to help shore up defense

    San Francisco Chronicle "The A’s, leading the major leagues in errors by a large margin, are considering reuniting with longtime infield coach Ron Washington, The Chronicle has learned. The A’s have made 43 errors, and shortstop Marcus Semien has committed 15 of them, putting him on pace for 59 this season. Washington..." May 20

  • Angels’ Matt Joyce scratched from lineup after forgetting team had day game

    Sporting News "With a 162-game schedule, it’s surprising this does’t happen more often. Angels DH Matt Joyce was erased from the lineup Monday just an hour before the first pitch. Why? Because he forgot the team was playing the Blue Jays in a day game and showed up to the park late. “It was a mistake,” Joyce..." May 20

  • A's Parker undergoes right elbow surgery

    CSN Bay Area "Oakland A’s right-handed pitcher Jarrod Parker underwent right elbow surgery, the club announced Tuesday. The surgery was performed this afternoon by Dr. James Andrews at the Andrews Institute in Gulf Breeze, Fla. Parker’s previous revised ulnar collateral ligament did not need repairing and..." May 20

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