• Report: Trade talks intensifying for Brewers' Lucroy

    The Score "After holding onto Jonathan Lucroy all season, the rebuilding Milwaukee Brewers could finally be ready to part ways with their All-Star catcher. Trade talks involving Lucroy are reportedly intensifying as the offers are becoming more serious, according to Jerry Crasnick of ESPN. There are a..." July 27

  • Nationals left to decide what to do with Papelbon now

    Masn "Jonathan Papelbon has blown more than a few saves in his career. Forty-nine of them, to be precise. So when it happens, he refuses to convey any sense of fear. “My confidence in this game has never fluctuated, and it never will,” the 35-year-old closer said tonight. “I think that’s something..." July 27

  • Prince Fielder to undergo fusion surgery on Friday for Rangers

    Number Fire "Texas Rangers designated hitter Prince Fielder (neck) will undergo fusion surgery on Friday. What It Means: This was expected, but is nonetheless a huge blow for the Rangers, and even more of a troubling setback for Fielder -- who posted a .348 wOBA in June -- himself. He already had..." July 27

  • What will the Nationals do after missing out on Aroldis Chapman?

    Fox Sports "So now what for the Nationals? Aroldis Chapman is a Cub. Jonathan Papelbon is unraveling. And the asks for the Yankees’ Andrew Miller and Royals’ Wade Davis rightfully will be higher than the Yankees’ ask was for Chapman — assuming the Yankees are willing to trade Miller at all. The..." July 27

  • White Sox make James Shields available for trade

    Larry Brown Sports "A matter of weeks after acquiring him, the Chicago White Sox are reportedly willing to move James Shields. Jon Morosi of Fox Sports reported Thursday that the starting pitcher is available, and that a recent string of good starts could boost his value significantly. Shields was acquired by..." July 27

  • Giants actively talking to Padres about Cashner

    The Score "The first-place San Francisco Giants may be the next team to benefit from the San Diego Padres' trade-deadline roster purge. San Francisco remains active in talks with San Diego about acquiring right-hander Andrew Cashner, according to sources of FOX Sports' Jon Morosi. Cashner is one of the..." July 27

  • Rays have arms, but likely will wait to deal them

    ESPN "In a bleak landscape for pitching, the Tampa Bay Rays are awash in talented young starters with affordable contracts and several years of club control. Survey the available options and Tampa is an oasis of promise in a desert of back-end, complementary types. But, as the Aug. 1 deadline nears..." July 27

  • Chapman claims controversial comments to Cubs' media were lost in translation

    CBS Sports "Tuesday afternoon, one day after being traded to the Cubs, Aroldis Chapman met with the Chicago media during an introductory press conference at Wrigley Field. It did not go well. Through a translator, Chapman said he had no recollection of a talk with president of baseball operations Theo..." July 27

  • Kershaw: 'There is a lot of gray area' in rehab process

    Los Angeles Times "Clayton Kershaw did not shed much light on his recovery from a herniated disk in his lower back Tuesday, offering few details about his setback after a July 16 simulated game or any timetable for his return. While the Dodgers ace said his goal is “to make it back to have an impact on this..." July 27

  • MLB warns Puig of fine if he wears Scully cleats again

    The Score "The fashion police have come to Dodger Stadium. Yasiel Puig received a letter from Major League Baseball warning him of a $5,000 fine should he wear his Vin Scully-tribute cleats during a game again, according to Bill Plunkett of the Orange County Register. The Cuban slugger wore the cleats,..." July 27

  • Reds “Picking Up The Pace” On Jay Bruce Trade Talks

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Reds have “picked up the pace” on trade talks surrounding slugging right fielder Jay Bruce and are talking to “at least” four teams, according to ESPN’s Jerry Crasnick (Twitter link). Cincinnati is seeking a top prospect in exchange for Bruce, who is in the midst of an outstanding rebound..." July 27

  • Mariners acquire reliever Drew Storen and cash from the Blue Jays in exchange for Joaquin Benoit

    Seattle Times "The Mariners and Blue Jays swapped struggling veteran relievers in the hopes that a new team and new location might find the success that has escaped each of them season. Following the Mariners’ 7-4 win in Pittsburgh, reliever Joaquin Benoit packed his things in the visitors clubhouse at PNC..." July 27

  • Padres Reportedly Making Progress On Andrew Cashner Trade

    MLB Trade Rumors "3:54pm: Morosi adds that the Padres are still discussing Cashner with multiple clubs, but there’s been enough progress in talks that he could be scratched from tonight’s start vs. the Blue Jays (Twitter link). 3:39pm: The Padres are making progress on a trade involving Andrew Cashner, reports..." July 26

  • Dee Gordon Set to Return from PED Suspension on Thursday

    Baseball Essential "After back-to-back huge seasons by second baseman Dee Gordon with the Los Angeles Dodgers and Miami Marlins, it had seemed like he was one of the many young stars in the game who forced fans to watch when he was at the plate. Gordon’s electric speed and hit tool left him receiving MVP votes at the..." July 26

  • Astros fan starts fundraiser to buy out Gomez

    Houston Chronicle "It's not often that you see fans passing the hat to raise money for billionaire sports owners. But the struggles of Astros outfielder Carlos Gomez have prompted one fan to do so, at least in cyberspace. After the Astros' 2-1 home loss to the Yankees on Monday night - which ended with Gomez..." July 26

  • Yankees will 'think hard' about Beltran offers, GM says

    The Score "One day after trading left-hander Aroldis Chapman to the Chicago Cubs for a package of players, the New York Yankees are still contemplating what to do with their other productive assets. Yankees general manager Brian Cashman was asked by MLB Network Radio on Tuesday if trading outfielder..." July 26

  • Hal Steinbrenner will not allow Yankees fire sale

    Sportsnaut "The New York Yankees have dealt Aroldis Chapman, but they aren’t throwing the 2016 season away. According to Joel Sherman of the New York Post, owner Hal Steinbrenner still wants this team to make a push for October. If you’re a Yankees fan, your only hope now is that Steinbrenner just doesn’t..." July 26

  • Hector Rondon 'good with' relinquishing 9th to new closer Aroldis Chapman

    ESPN "Former Chicago Cubs closer Hector Rondon is on board with his team acquiring lefty flamethrower Aroldis Chapman from the New York Yankees and is willing to pitch in the seventh or eighth inning or "whenever" manager Joe Maddon wants him. "I think it's good for our team," Rondon said before..." July 26

  • Madison Bumgarner Hires Legacy Agency

    MLB Trade Rumors "Star Giants southpaw Madison Bumgarner has changed agents, moving to the Legacy Agency, according to ESPN.com’s Buster Olney (via Twitter). This represents his second change of counsel in recent months. Bumgarner, who is still a few days shy of his 27th birthday, is in the midst of what might..." July 26

  • Dodgers would include Urias in potential Sale trade

    New York Post "The Dodgers skipped on Cole Hamels last year because they found the Phillies’ trade demands too high. So rather than having Hamels to pitch Division Series Game 3 against Matt Harvey, Los Angeles had Brett Anderson. And when Zack Greinke left via free agency, the Dodgers did not have an obvious..." July 26

  • Blue Jays GM: We're not done making moves

    The Score "As he fielded questions from reporters Tuesday afternoon about his club's acquisition of Melvin Upton Jr. from earlier in the day, Toronto Blue Jays general manager Ross Atkins made it clear that with the non-waiver trade deadline looming, there's still more work to be done. "We're not done in..." July 26

  • Sale says he cut up White Sox throwbacks for several reasons, but not looks

    MLB.com "Chris Sale doesn't want to be traded -- and doesn't believe he will be -- in the wake of Saturday night's pregame outburst that resulted in him being scratched from his start that evening and then suspended five games by the White Sox. "I want to win a championship in Chicago. That's been my..." July 26

  • Dombrowski: Red Sox received 5 new trade proposals Monday

    WEEI Boston "The afternoon session with the media started with Dave Dombrowski catching up with Detroit media, but soon transformed into an update regarding where the Red Sox stands heading into the Aug. 1 non-waiver trade deadline. The takeaway? There’s a lot of talking, but it doesn’t appear teams are..." July 26

  • Top 5 storylines heading into MLB trade deadline

    Sportsnaut "The MLB trade deadline is days away, and with that, we’re into one of the busiest weeks on the baseball calendar. Players will be on the move. More players will be rumored to be on the move. But what teams and players should command the bulk of our attention? What are the top storylines to..." July 26

  • Chapman open to reunion with Yankees: 'God willing, yes'

    The Score "Aroldis Chapman is en route to the North Side of Chicago, though the All-Star closer is fully open to an offseason return to the Bronx. The Yankees dealt the impending free agent to the Cubs on Monday in a five-player deal, and while he's leaving New York for now, Chapman implied he's open to..." July 26

  • Blue Jays agree to deal for Melvin Upton Jr.

    Sportsnet "The Toronto Blue Jays have agreed to a trade with the San Diego Padres for outfielder Melvin Upton Jr., Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports reported on Tuesday morning. Upton Jr., sat out Monday night’s game for the Padres, a 4-2 victory for the Blue Jays. While pitching remains the most obvious..." July 26

  • 'Almost no chance' Alex Rodriguez will be released by Yankees this season

    New York Daily News "A month ago, Alex Rodriguez was converted into a platoon player, his role reduced to a designated hitter against lefthanded pitching. Monday, the Astros started southpaw Dallas Keuchel, yet A-Rod’s name was conspicuously missing from the lineup. Are the Yankees punishing the aging slugger..." July 26

  • Miami Marlins trade rumors: Hector Santiago could be an option

    Fish Stripes "If the Angels opt to move Hector Santiago in advance of the non-waiver trade deadline, the Marlins could be interested, according to ESPN’s Jerry Crasnick. Crasnick adds the Marlins are “aiming their sights higher” at the moment, though that could change quickly. Santiago could be an..." July 26

  • 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