New York Daily News "The attorney representing disgraced Yankee Alex Rodriguez’s cousin in the federal Biogenesis case said he does not think A-Rod will face charges in the ongoing investigation. “I think the government made a decision that they’re not going to go after any of the players or recipients,” Edward..." September 16
Newark Star-Ledger "Phillies closer Jonathan Papelbon has been suspended seven games and fined after making an obscene gesture at fans at Citizens Bank Park after being pulled from Sunday's loss to the Florida Marlins. Papelbon grabbed his crotch and glared in the direction of booing Phillies fans after he was..." September 16
Fox Sports "Talk about a busy few days. On Friday, Orioles first baseman Chris Davis was suspended 25 games after testing positive for an amphetamine, which he said was Adderall. On Monday, Davis was driving on Interstate 295 in Maryland when he saw an accident that left one truck overturned. The..." September 16
ESPN New York "Eagle-eyed folks on Twitter on Monday spotted a subtle change to the Mets' skyline logo on the team's social media accounts. And Twitter exploded. On the right side of the skyline, the UN Headquarters appeared to be replaced by the Citigroup Center, with its distinctively slanted roof. Of..." September 16
Baltimore Sun "Toronto right-hander Marcus Stroman’s pitch near the head of Orioles catcher Caleb Joseph will be reviewed today by Major League Baseball for possible discipline. In the sixth inning of the Orioles’ 5-2 win over the Blue Jays, Stroman threw a 92-mph fastball toward Joseph’s head that he ducked..." September 16
ESPN Los Angeles "Los Angeles Dodgers outfielders Matt Kemp and Yasiel Puig got into a verbal altercation in the dugout during an 11-3 win over the Colorado Rockies on Monday night at Coors Field, a disagreement caught by the Rockies' TV cameras. Kemp, who had struck out earlier in the sixth inning, was seen..." September 16
Pinstripe Alley "So, 2014 has sucked for the Yankees. This is breaking news, I'm sure. We are only two weeks away from the end of this miserable campaign, but 2014 still wants to get some more shots in, apparently. Of friggin' course. Martin Prado has been one of the few bright spots in the Yankees' lineup..." September 16
Sounds like it will be unlikely for Ryu to start again in regular season, with less than two weeks remaining.
Boston Herald "Rusney Castillo owes Yoenis Cespedes a hug. It’s entirely possible Castillo wouldn’t be making his big league debut this week or earning $72.5 million from the Red Sox without the efforts of his countryman, who helped blaze a trail from Cuba in 2012. “He actually already gave me a hug,”..." September 16
Hardball Talk "According to Mike DiGiovanna of the Los Angeles Times, Albert Pujols was forced to exit tonight’s game against the Mariners in the fourth inning with a left hamstring cramp. Pujols clutched at the back of his leg while running to second base on a bases-clearing double off Hisashi Iwakuma in the..." September 16
Nats Insider "The illness that plagued Adam LaRoche, Anthony Rendon and others on the Nationals’ roster the last two weeks apparently has now taken down Bryce Harper as well. Harper had to come out of Monday night’s game against the Braves in the top of the fourth inning after feeling lightheaded and..." September 16
Hardball Talk "Yasmani Tomas, 23, could be the next Cuban defector to hit it big — record-breakingly big — on Major League Baseball’s free agent market. Via Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe … According to one team’s international scout, the latest Cuban slugger could command as much as $100 million. The..." September 15
CBSSports.com "Dave Stewart, the former star pitcher who's now a top player agent, has informed the Diamondbacks he will indeed interview for their open GM job. Stewart, who posted four straight 20-win seasons while pitching for Tony La Russa, the Hall of Fame manager who is now the Diamondbacks' chief..." September 15
Girardi says it's "very possible" that Tanaka's next outing could be for the Yankees.
Hardball Talk "As soon as Ron Washington stepped down I thought “it’s only a matter of time until someone says Michael Young should be the next Rangers manager.” Out of respect for Wash, I assume, they gave it a week. Now Richard Justice begins the stumping: Young knows that the game is not easy, and..." September 15
SB Nation "Ned Yost is used to fans being mad at him. Back in 2008, he was the manager of the Brewers, and SI.com ran an article centered around his unpopularity: "I could do four hours of Ned Yost every day if I wanted to," says Steve "The Homer" True, the host of a drive time radio sports talk show in..." September 15
Washington Post "For the second time since he returned to pitching in games, Rafael Soriano took the mound in a low-pressure situation. On Saturday, he strolled to the mound in the seventh inning with the Nationals holding a four-run lead over the Mets. Soriano fired a scoreless inning, allowing no base runners..." September 15
CSN Bay Area "The A’s have adjusted their rotation coming out of their final day off of the season Monday. Scott Kazmir, Jeff Samardzija and Sonny Gray will pitch Tuesday-Thursday in a three-game home series against the Texas Rangers. That flip-flops Kazmir and Samardzija in the rotation, as Samardzija had..." September 15
Boston Globe "San Francisco Giants general manager Brian Sabean is known for his spectacular midseason moves that have yielded two championships in the last four years. He obtained two lower-profile players in Cody Ross in 2010 and Marco Scutaro in 2012 to make significant contributions toward becoming World..." September 14
New York Daily News "With the Yankees’ playoff hopes dangling by a thread, the most intriguing aspect of the next two weeks figures to be Derek Jeter’s final lap through Tampa Bay, Boston and the Bronx. But don’t expect to see the Captain in the lineup every day, as Joe Girardi has no intention of playing the..." September 14
CBSSports.com "With pressure mounting, Orioles slugger Chris Davis was apparently having so much difficulty combating his ADD/ADHD issue to the point where it was hard for him to concentrate, and hard to even pick up the baseball as it zoomed toward him. Davis is said to have told friends that's what led him to..." September 14
USA Today "The Baltimore Orioles had just beaten the New York Yankees 2-1 with a dramatic two-out, two-run, 11th-inning, bases- loaded double by Jimmy Paredes. And yet the O's who met the media minutes afterward spoke in hushed tones with grim faces. They'd learned before the game that slugger Chris Davis..." September 14
Rusney Castillo expected to be among five final call-ups from PawSox on Tuesday in Pittsburgh. There are seven healthy players left on 40.
CBSSports.com "Logic would suggest Kirk Gibson isn't long for his job as Diamondbacks manager. However, it appears he may have at least a shot to stay, and here's why: It's been noted that Gibson has been extremely receptive to the input from Arizona's new chief baseball officer Tony La Russa, who also happens..." September 14
USA Today "Matt Shoemaker's rookie rampage through the American League is explained this way by Los Angeles Angels pitching coach Mike Butcher: "When he got here, he knew who he was." But self-awareness was never a problem for Shoemaker. The question was whether the Angels knew who he was. On..." September 14
ESPN.com "The Miami Marlins are united in their belief that Milwaukee Brewers pitcher Mike Fiers did not intend to hit Giancarlo Stanton in the face with an 88 mph fastball Thursday night, and they're convinced that he is sincerely remorseful over the misplaced pitch. But they're having a harder time..." September 13
mlb has ruled to allow orioles to place davis on alcs roster while still under ban. so he will be eligible for end of alcs.
The Wall Street Journal "Alex Rodriguez has had a bit of a falling out with his employers, having been suspended by Major League Baseball for all of 2014. But the New York Yankees slugger isn't giving up on his career prospects. Like many job-seeking Americans, it appears A-Rod has created a profile on LinkedIn. One..." September 13
Tooth lodged in cheek. Hole in lip so big doc's index finger fit in it. And get this: Giancarlo Stanton still wants to return this season.
St. Paul Pioneer Press "Friday’s rainout at U.S. Cellular Field gave the Twins a chance to push back left-hander Tommy Milone’s scheduled start at least two days as he recovers from a sore neck in addition to a tired pitching shoulder. Milone, who had been scheduled to work Saturday, will now start Monday at the..." September 13
The Big Lead "The Baltimore Orioles are cruising to their first American League East title since 1997, however the good vibes in Camden Yards appear like they’re going to take a hit with Chris Davis handed a 25-game suspension for amphetamine use Friday morning. From a logistics standpoint, the Orioles have..." September 12
New York Post "THIS IS the new reality. The Yankees finished 12 games back in the AL East last season. They are 11 games back this season. If that holds, this will mark the first time since the pre-Jeter, pre-Core Four days of 1991-92 the Yankees finished double-figures back in back-to-back seasons. Think..." September 12
Yahoo! Sports "In a sickening scene, Giancarlo Stanton of the Miami Marlins slumped to the ground after right-hander Mike Fiers of the Milwaukee Brewers hit him in the face with a fastball in the top of the fifth inning Thursday night. After medical staff attended Stanton on the ground for nearly five minutes,..." September 12
New York Post "A year off the mound has done little to change Matt Harvey’s confidence. The Mets ace is itching to face major league hitters, even if he has accepted it won’t happen until next spring. “I’m looking ahead to April 6 and counting [the] Washington Nationals as a ‘W,’” he said Thursday morning..." September 12
Arizona Republic "The Diamondbacks' search for a new general manager is in full swing, with Chief Baseball Officer Tony La Russa having conducted preliminary interviews with four of 10 candidates. Second-round interviews will be held within the next week and a half, with potential hires coming to Phoenix to meet..." September 12
CSN Bay Area "Brandon Belt has been fully cleared to resume all baseball activities, Bruce Bochy announced following the Giants' 6-2 win over the Diamondbacks on Thursday. "Belt's been cleared," Bochy said. "We got good news on Brandon Belt. Great news. So, he'll come back here tomorrow, we can ramp up his..." September 12
Houston Chronicle "The Astros hope to see their closer Chad Qualls again some time in the final two weeks of the season. The 36-year-old righty has been dealing with an ailment in the area of his right hip that he said he’s never had before. He feels a warm sensation, which leads him to believe that there’s a nerve..." September 12
Cincinnati Enquirer "First baseman Joey Votto will travel with the team on the upcoming road trip to Milwaukee, Chicago and St. Louis to continue working out with the team. So far, Votto has taken ground balls and hit off a tee. On the disabled list since July, Votto is still hoping to return from his left distal..." September 12
Jorge Soler missing the weekend series for the birth of his child. Expected back on Monday. Per Cubs
MLB Trade Rumors "Red Sox chairman Tom Werner said today in an appearance on WEEI’s Dennis & Callahan (via WEEI.com’s Jerry Spar) that his club is prepared to spend a significant amount of money on the upcoming free agent market. “[W]e are determined to get back to being in first next year,” said Werner. Citing..." September 11
Hardball Talk "Yasiel Puig went 0 for 4 in last night’s Dodgers victory. That puts him at .203 since the end of July with a .228 slugging percentage and no homers since then. As slumps go, it’s particularly long and particularly deep. He’s a good player who, one presumes, will snap out of it soon. But this..." September 11
New York Post "Masahiro Tanaka is scheduled to pitch a rehab game Monday in Tampa after coming out of Tuesday’s bullpen session feeling fine. The Yankees and the right-hander are trying to figure out whether Tanaka needs Tommy John surgery before the end of the season, and still hope to get him on a major..." September 11
Cincinnati Enquirer "On Joey Votto's 31st birthday, Price said the injured first baseman is making progress in his return from a left distal quadriceps strain, and even though both sides still hope for Votto to return in the final 16 games, there's no timetable. And it doesn't sound promising as the calendar nears..." September 11
From Red Sox: Dustin Pedroia today underwent a successful first dorsal compartment release and a tenosynovectomy of his left wrist.
Newark Star-Ledger "However improbable, the Mets are keeping an eye on two goals: reaching .500 and the final card spot. With their eighth win in 10 games, they have pulled themselves to 71-75 this season, the closest the Mets have been to .500 since Aug. 2. And in their mind, the postseason is not yet out of..." September 11
#Angels Huston Street: "when I pitch, I'll pitch. I'm not going to guess the days anymore." Hamstring injury.
Houston Chronicle "Jose Altuve has proven 200 times that the bat doesn’t matter nearly as much as the batsman. Altuve became just the second Astros player in franchise history to reach 200 hits in a season Wednesday, when a sharp seventh-inning single through into the hole on the left side jumped off his bat in a..." September 11