• Rangers' Adrian Beltre matches MLB best with third career cycle

    ESPN "Adrian Beltre came to bat in the fifth inning looking for a pitch he could hit over the wall. He got one to match an MLB record. Beltre homered in his fourth at-bat to complete his third career cycle, becoming the first player since the 1930s to accomplish that, in the Texas Rangers' wild 12-9..." August 04

  • Volquez calls Donaldson 'a little baby,' Ventura takes shot at Bautista

    The Score "A pair of AL heavyweights wasted no time exchanging verbal blows on the heels of a heated four-game series. The Toronto Blue Jays took three from the Kansas City Royals after Sunday's 5-2 win, one in which Royals starter Edinson Volquez kick-started the fireworks by plunking Blue Jays third..." August 03

  • Jose Bautista says he "lost a lot of respect for Ned Yost today"

    Hardball Talk "The Blue Jays and Royals don’t seem to be very big fans of each other. Royals starter Edinson Volquez made a habit out of pitching inside to Blue Jays third baseman Josh Donaldson, including when he hit him with a pitch in the third inning. That led to retaliation later in the game, and an..." August 03

  • Matheny: Contracts can't be ignored in setting bullpen roles

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "The Cardinals have had internal discussions during manager Mike Matheny’s tenure about when, if ever, they would consider using the closer earlier than the ninth, when perhaps the true save situation is the eighth inning against the heart of the order. The closer might not get the stat. The team..." August 03

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    Chris Cotillo @ChrisCotillo

    Source: Dodgers' RHP Brandon Beachy cleared waivers after being designated last week.

  • Dayan Viciedo reunites with White Sox

    Hardball Talk "Dayan Viciedo, who played for the White Sox from 2010-2014 before being dropped this offseason, has re-signed with the team on a minor-league contract. Dating back to February he’s been released by the White Sox, Blue Jays, and A’s while hitting just .228 with one homer and a .617 OPS in 32..." August 03

  • White Sox, Rangers, Orioles interested in Danny Valencia, per source

    MLB Daily Dish "It came as a bit of a surprise when the Blue Jays designated Danny Valencia for assignment on Saturday, but it won't come as a surprise that teams are showing interest in adding him. According to a major-league source, the White Sox, Rangers and Orioles have emerged as three of the likeliest..." August 03

  • Bat boy, 9, dies after being hit by swing in on-deck circle

    The Score "A 9-year-old bat boy for a Kansas baseball team died Sunday evening after he was accidentally hit by a player taking swings in the on-deck circle the day before. Kaiser Carlile, who was wearing a helmet, was knocked unconscious and taken to hospital in critical condition after he was hit in the..." August 03

  • Kris Bryant removed after possible injury on head-first slide

    CBS Sports "The Cubs completed a four-game road sweep of the Brewers on Sunday. In the process, though, Cubs rookie phenom Kris Bryant appeared to sustain a possible head injury while sliding into second base." August 03

  • A.J. Burnett acknowledges elbow injury may end his career

    CBS Sports "Earlier this week, the Pirates placed right-hander A.J. Burnett on the 15-day DL with what the team called right elbow inflammation. He will undergo tests on Monday to determine the nature and severity of the injury. Burnett fully expects the worst. "It's either (the ulnar collateral ligament)..." August 03

  • Cubs' Haren on retiring: 'I don't want to say this is it and pull a Brett Favre'

    The Score "Dan Haren's major-league career may be coming to its conclusion at season's end, but the right-hander's going to be sure he's truly done before making a retirement announcement. "I would say the chances are this will probably be it," Haren told Carrie Muskat of MLB.com. "I don't want to pull a..." August 03

  • Giancarlo Stanton's rehab 'definitely slower' than expected

    ESPN "Miami Marlins right fielder Giancarlo Stanton was hoping to return within six weeks of having surgery on his fractured left wrist, but slow progress through his recovery has thrust that timetable into doubt. Stanton, who suffered a left hamate fracture on a swing June 26 and underwent surgery..." August 03

  • Reminder: even though the trade deadline has passed, trades can still happen

    Hardball Talk "I write some variation on this post every year, mostly because there is always someone who asks why guys are still being talked about in trade rumors even though the “trade deadline” was July 31. So, let’s do this again, shall we? July 31 is the non-waiver trade deadline. That means that clubs..." August 02

  • Reds' Hamilton reaches 50-steal mark in 2nd straight season

    The Score "Billy Hamilton's blazing speed thrust him into an exclusive club Saturday at PNC Park, where he helped the Cincinnati Reds to a 4-3 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates. Hamilton, who finished second in NL Rookie of the Year voting in 2014, became just the 14th player in history to record at..." August 02

  • 'Several Angels teammates' skeptical of C.J. Wilson's elbow injury

    CBS Sports "Left-hander C.J. Wilson has one season left on his contract with the Los Angeles Angels after 2015. He probably can't wait to find a new team, if what Alden Gonzalez of MLB.com wrote about Wilson's elbow injury, and how the Angels have been handling it, is accurate. Gonzalez reported Saturday..." August 02

  • Cubs considering Chase for Utley

    Chicago Sun-Times "The Cubs aren’t done looking for players to help down the stretch, and sources say one of the players they’ve discussed internally as a potential August waiver-period target is Phillies second baseman Chase Utley. That would have to involve cash going to the Cubs to offset the $5 million or so..." August 02

  • Top pitching prospect Luis Severino to make debut Wednesday for Yankees

    ESPN New York "One of the most anticipated debuts by a New York Yankees pitcher in years will take place Wednesday night when Luis Severino, the 21-year-old right-hander considered untouchable by the team's front office, makes his first big league start against the Boston Red Sox at Yankee Stadium. Severino,..." August 02

  • Larry Lucchino out as Red Sox president, CEO after being with team since 2002

    ESPN Boston "Larry Lucchino is leaving his role as the Boston Red Sox's president and CEO, the team confirmed Saturday. Lucchino has been with the Red Sox since February 2002. His contract was set to expire at the end of the year." August 02

  • Nationals manager: Bryce Harper needs to avoid getting ejected

    Masn "In a tie game with postseason implications in a playoff-type atmosphere, Bryce Harper, arguably the MVP of the National League, got himself ejected after striking out in the 11th inning. "He needs to stay in the baseball game," manager Matt Williams repeated three times, after the Nationals..." August 02

  • Cespedes thinks Tigers were wrong to 'throw in the towel'

    The Score "Yoenis Cespedes wasn't surprised the Detroit Tigers traded him, but that doesn't mean he agrees with the decision. Sitting 3 1/2 games back of the second wild card, general manager Dave Dombrowski opted to ship the slugger to the New York Mets in an attempt to strengthen his minor-league..." August 02

  • Ian Kennedy saw birth of his daughter via FaceTime before Friday's start

    MLB.com "Ian Kennedy certainly had a lot on his plate -- and on his mind -- before Friday's 8-3 win, and very little of it actually had to do with the non-waiver Trade Deadline and how it pertained to him. Kennedy, set to start the series opener against the Marlins, got a call at 7:15 a.m. PT from his..." August 02

  • Clayton Kershaw and Mike Trout make MLB history in Saturday's matchup

    Hardball Talk "Dodgers left-hander Clayton Kershaw and Angels outfielder Mike Trout are already making a lot of history individually, but today they did so together. With the Angels and Dodgers squaring off in an interleague series this weekend, Kershaw is pitching against Trout this afternoon. This marks the..." August 02

  • Wade Davis givs up his first home run in nearly two years

    Hardball Talk "Something very strange happened this afternoon, as Royals reliever Wade Davis gave up a solo home run to Blue Jays slugger Jose Bautista in the bottom of the eighth inning. Context is obviously needed here and you’ll get it. Davis hadn’t allowed a home run since nearly two years ago on August..." August 02

  • Red Sox GM Cherington admits to misreading team's potential

    WEEI Boston "The Red Sox were involved in many trade discussions this week, but ultimately the trade deadline passed without any major moves being made. The team did acquire reliever Ryan Cook from the Athletics in a cash deal. “We had a busy few days. We worked on a lot of stuff,” general manager Ben..." August 01

  • Diamondbacks GM Dave Stewart: Padres asked for Paul Goldschmidt in trade

    Arizona Republic "Though he was inactive at the trade deadline, Diamondbacks General Manager Dave Stewart made waves Friday afternoon when he described what would be a preposterous trade request made by a rival team before softening his statements in a subsequent interview. Stewart, whose team did not complete a..." August 01

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    SportsCenter @SportsCenter

    The Dodgers are paying $85.75M to players no longer with the team. That's more than six teams' ENTIRE PAYROLL.

  • Zack Wheeler's last minute plea to Alderson: Don't trade me

    New York Post "In the middle of all his trade discussions Friday afternoon, Mets general manager Sandy Alderson received a surprising phone call. Only hours before the 4 p.m. non-waiver trade deadline, Zack Wheeler called to express his strong hope he would remain with the Mets. “[The call] actually had..." August 01

  • Hector Olivera Drops $300k For Nightclub On Wheels!

    TMZ "With Hector Olivera being traded from the Dodgers to the Braves ... he's got a one helluva ride to make the long distance trip -- a SWAGGED OUT $300k pimp van ... TMZ Sports has learned. Olivera -- who signed a $62.5 MILLION contract with the Dodgers back in May -- recently dropped $60k on a..." August 01

  • John Axford out as Rockies closer

    Denver Post "John Axford, whose recent struggles on the mound have cost the Rockies dearly, is out as closer. At least for now. "I had a conversation with John a little earlier and I told him I was going to get him out of that ninth inning for a little bit and let him catch his breath," manager Walt Weiss..." August 01

  • Tigers trade Yoenis Cespedes to Mets

    Detroit Free Press "Brad Ausmus said he didn't know what was going to happen to Yoenis Cespedes. But he knew. The Detroit Tigers' leftfielder was going to get traded -- and soon. "I'll keep him as long as they let me," he said after Thursday night's game. But the Tigers' front office didn't let Ausmus pen..." August 01

  • Cubs Acquire Dan Haren From Marlins

    Bleed Cubbie Blue "It's not official yet, nor do we know who's coming back to the Cubs, but it appears they have acquired righthander Dan Haren from the Marlins. One beat writer from each team has tweeted this deal: Haren is 34 and is on the last year of a contract that is apparently going to be paid by the..." August 01

  • Blue Jays acquire outfielder Ben Revere

    Sportsnet "The Toronto Blue Jays have agreed to acquire Ben Revere from the Philadelphia Phillies, Todd Zolecki of MLB.com reported Friday. Neither team has announced a move, however. While the Blue Jays make sense as a possible landing spot for Revere, nothing’s official. Revere, 27, is a speedy,..." August 01

  • Cubs get reliever Tommy Hunter from Orioles for Junior Lake

    CBS Sports "Just before the 4:00 p.m. ET non-waiver trade deadline, the Cubs acquired relief pitcher Tommy Hunter from the Orioles, confirms Jon Heyman. The return for the Orioles is outfielder Junior Lake. Hunter, 29, has a 3.63 ERA, 1.16 WHIP and 32 strikeouts against 11 walks in 44 2/3 innings this..." August 01

  • Orioles acquire Gerardo Parra

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Orioles have agreed to acquire Brewers outfielder Gerardo Parra, according to Dan Connolly of the Baltimore Sun (via Twitter). Prospect Zach Davies goes to Milwaukee in return. The deal is pending medical evaluations. " August 01

  • Mariners trade starter J.A. Happ to Pirates for local pitching prospect Adrian Sampson

    ESPN 710 Seattle "The Mariners dealt starting pitcher J.A. Happ to the Pittsburgh Pirates for Triple-A pitcher and local product Adrian Sampson just before Friday afternoon's MLB trade deadline. The trade is the third in the last two days for Seattle, who also sent reliever Mark Lowe to Toronto for three..." August 01

  • Twins Acquire Kevin Jepsen

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Twins and Rays are in agreement on a trade that will send right-hander Kevin Jepsen to Minnesota, reports Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports (on Twitter). Bullpen help has been the Twins’ primary need for quite some time, as the team lacks quality setup options for Glen Perkins, with the possible..." August 01

  • Giants get Mike Leake from Reds to bolster rotation

    San Francisco Chronicle "With Cole Hamels off the board, the Giants seemed perfectly happy to acquire Mike Leake and add him to their rotation for the playoff chase. The Giants acquired Leake from the Reds on Thursday night, the eve of the trade deadline, sending two minor-leaguers to Cincinnati, corner infielder Adam..." July 31

  • Mariners trade Mark Lowe to Blue Jays

    CBS Sports "The Blue Jays have added another piece in an effort to get to the postseason for the first time since 1993. The club has acquired righty reliever Mark Lowe from the Mariners for three minor leaguers, CBS Sports MLB Insider Jon Heyman reports. Lowe, 32, has a 1.00 ERA with 47 strikeouts and only..." July 31

  • Brewers trade Jonathan Broxton to Cardinals

    Brew Crew Ball "With only hours to go until the trade deadline, Doug Melvin isn't done yet: The Brewers have traded reliever Jonathan Broxton to the St. Louis Cardinals, according to Jerry Crasnick of ESPN. The Brewers will receive outfielder Maik Collymore in return, but are also sending some cash to the..." July 31

  • Red Sox Acquire Reliever Ryan Cook At Trade Deadline

    CBS Boston "The Boston Red Sox pulled off a minor trade ahead of Major League Baseball’s 4pm deadline on Friday, adding another reliever to their bullpen. According to CBS Sports’ Jon Heyman, Boston acquired right-hander Ryan Cook from the Oakland Athletics. The Red Sox will send cash back to Oakland,..." July 31

  • Pirates pick up Michael Morse from the Dodgers for Jose Tabata

    Hardball Talk "Jon Heyman reports that the Pirates have acquired Michael Morse from the Dodgers in exchange for Jose Tabata. Morse was DFA’d by the Dodgers after they got him in that big Braves-Marlins-Dodgers deal. He’s having a bad year –he’s hit only .214/.277/.314 in 173 plate appearances — but he can..." July 31

  • Rangers add Marlins reliever Sam Dyson in trade as deadline closes

    Dallas Morning News "Minutes before the trading deadline, the Rangers added power bullpen arm Sam Dyson in a deal with the Miami Marlins that sent catcher Tomas Telis and left-handed reliever Cody Ege to South Florida the club announced. Dyson, 27, is another power arm, who averages 95-97 mph with his fastball,..." July 31

  • Oakland A's acquire Felix Doubront from Toronto Blue Jays for cash considerations

    Athletics Nation "Cash considerations are on the move again, as the Oakland Athletics have acquired left-handed pitcher Felix Doubront from the Toronto Blue Jays. The acquisition was announced with about 30 minutes before Friday's 1:00 PM Pacific Time non-waiver trade deadline. Doubront is out of options, and will..." July 31

  • Indians trade RP Marc Rzepczynski to San Diego Padres

    Akron Beacon Journal "The Indians have reportedly made another trade, this one just before the 4 p.m. deadline, dealing left-handed relief pitcher Marc Rzepczynski to the San Diego Padres for outfielder Abraham Almonte. ESPN’s Keith Law was the first with the report. UPDATE: The Indians have confirmed the..." July 31

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    Los Angeles Dodgers @Dodgers

    Zack Greinke will start tonight's game. Clayton Kershaw, who was scheduled to pitch tonight, will start tomorrow's game.

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    Scott MacArthur @ScottyMacThinks

    Gibbons confirms to Toronto beat that David Price will make his #BlueJays debut on Monday vs. #Twins. #MLB

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    John Shea @JohnSheaHey

    Tim Hudson said he's OK going on DL to create roster spot for Leake. I asked what's the injury. He said, "Lets pick one." #sfgiants

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    Pittsburgh Pirates @Pirates

    We have recalled LHP Bobby LaFromboise from Indy & RHP A.J. Burnett has been placed on the 15-day DL with right elbow inflammation. #Pirates

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    MLBRosterMoves @MLBRosterMoves

    .@Angels place LHP C.J. Wilson on 15-day DL (left elbow inflammation); recall RHP Drew Rucinski from Triple-A Salt Lake.

  • Dodgers, Cubs, Blue Jays to miss out on Gallardo?

    CBS Sports "With just under an hour left to go until the 4 p.m. ET non-waiver trade deadline, the Rangers appear to be planning to hold on to pitcher Yovani Gallardo. The Dodgers, Cubs and Blue Jays have been in the mix for the pitcher." July 31