Yahoo! Sports "The Cincinnati Reds should anticipate being without first baseman Joey Votto for a game or two in the not too distant future. The former National League MVP was ejected from Wednesday's game against the Pittsburgh Pirates and is very likely to face further disciplinary action after making..." May 07
CBSSports.com "Newly-elected Hall of Famer Pedro Martinez had a book come out this week (the succinctly named "Pedro") and he's been making the rounds through the media. There were recently a few possibly-controversial things that came out, but here's a rather funny one involving one Manny Ramirez. In the..." May 07
Washington Post "Nationals officials said Wednesday afternoon they are still assessing Stephen Strasburg’s shoulder discomfort, which knocked him out of his start Tuesday after only three innings. But Strasburg did something after Wednesday’s game that, at least for now, may rule out any worst case scenario fears:..." May 06
MLB Trade Rumors "Cole Hamels‘ name has been on the trade market for the better part of a year, but despite reported interest from teams such as the Red Sox, Rangers, Cardinals, Dodgers, Padres and others, the 31-year-old ace remains in Phillies pinstripes to open the 2015 season. The expectation is that Hamels..." May 06
CSN Chicago "Jeff Samardzija is expected to drop his appeal and begin serving a five-game suspension Wednesday, a baseball source said. With Samardzija, Tuesday’s starter against the Detroit Tigers, out and perhaps Chris Sale starting his suspension on Thursday, Carlos Rodon almost certainly would make his..." May 06
New York Post "Not wanting to subject Alex Rodriguez’s body to the rigors of playing on artificial turf, Yankees manager Joe Girardi opted to start Gregorio Petit at third base Tuesday night because Chase Headley was sore in the lower back after diving for a ball Monday. Nevertheless, Rodriguez shifted from..." May 06
hear carlos correa could be in in majors within a couple/few weeks. very likely MLB's top prospect (seager, buxton next)
Per Ventura, @CarlosRodon16 will pitch Saturday.
Hardball Talk "Right-hander Jordan Walden was initially placed on the disabled list earlier this week with biceps inflammation, but now the Cardinals have announced that he’ll miss 6-10 weeks with a strained/torn shoulder muscle. " May 06
The Score "A shoulder strain has confined closer Sean Doolittle to the role of spectator early in a season in which his mates down in the Oakland Athletics' bullpen have overwhelmingly struggled. Doolittle's season debut isn't far off, however, as the recovering left-hander will face live hitters Friday..." May 06
Cincinnati Enquirer "Devin Mesoraco is facing a bit of a Catch-22: If he has surgery to repair the impingement in his left hip, he'll miss pretty much the rest of this season. If he continues to try to rehab the injury without surgery, he might be reduced to pinch-hitting and 10 games as designated hitter when the..." May 06
Verlander was given the clearance to resume a throwing progression designed to return him to full competition.
New York Post "Justin Verlander is enjoying his time off a little too much for the liking of some Tigers fans. The former Tigers ace has yet to pitch this season as he recovers from a strained triceps muscle suffered during spring training. Verlander recently has put a number of photos online of him out..." May 06
Arizona Republic "The Diamondbacks' bats have been mostly quiet for several days now, although, in fairness, they haven't had a chance to make noise at Coors Field, where the weather remained uncooperativefor a second consecutive day. The Diamondbacks and Colorado Rockies were rained out again on Tuesday. The..." May 06
Denver Post "John Axford had been away from the Rockies for nearly two weeks because he had more pressing concerns. Namely, helping care for his 2½-year-old son, Jameson, who was fighting his way back to health from a rattlesnake bite suffered when the Rockies were in spring training. When Axford did return..." May 06
.@Dodgers recall RHP Joe Wieland from Triple-A Oklahoma City; option LHP Daniel Coulombe to Okalahoma City.
#Cubs activate Justin Grimm and call up Matt Szczur. Anthony Varvaro DFA'd. Junior Lake sent down to Iowa.
The Score "Washington Nationals right-hander Stephen Strasburg was removed from Tuesday's start after three innings and just 64 pitches due to an alignment issue with his shoulder, manager Matt Williams told reporters after the game. Williams described the location of the injury as underneath Strasburg's..." May 06
New York Post "Mark Teixeira’s take on Michael Pineda was more telling than if the Yankees’ staff ace threw a no-hitter against the Blue Jays Tuesday night at Rogers Centre. “That just shows you how good he is. Even when he doesn’t have his best stuff early he battles,’’ Teixeira said. “Eight shutout innings..." May 06
CSN Philly "Even on the day Ryne Sandberg pulled him from the lineup for a “mental break” that could last a couple of days, Chase Utley had his face buried in a laptop computer as he dissected video of his at-bats Tuesday afternoon. You can stop the grinder from playing, but you can’t stop the grinder from..." May 06
Detroit Free Press "Alex Wilson gave the Detroit Tigers 3 1/3 innings of scoreless relief in Tuesday night's 5-2 loss to the Chicago White Sox at U.S. Cellular Field. He gave up one hit and one walk and had one strikeout. The right-hander now has a 3.12 ERA and a 0.81 WHIP in 8 2/2 innings since being called up..." May 06
Hanley update: improved range of motion though still sore. MRI shows nothing structural; nothing yet to lead to DL stint. Could play in TOR
CBSSports.com "Last Friday, Alex Rodriguez hit his 660th career home run, tying Willie Mays for fourth place on the all-time list. He hit the homer at Fenway Park and the fan who caught the ball, a local man named Mike Shuster, said he wouldn't give it to A-Rod. The Yankees tried and failed to get the ball..." May 05
Tampa Bay Times "Rays RHP Alex Cobb's season may be very much in jeopardy. Informed speculation is that a new more detailed MRI revealed a partial tear in his elbow ligament, which in the short term puts him on a program of rest and treatment and longer-term could lead to surgery. Cobb could undergo various..." May 05
The Score "Pittsburgh Pirates manager Clint Hurdle has watched his team's offense struggle to get going through the first month of the season. After finishing in the league's top 10 last year in almost every offensive category, the Pirates enter Tuesday sitting in the bottom third of the league...." May 05
MLB.com "Wrigley Field will nearly be back to normal with the opening of the left and center field bleachers on Monday. The opening of the left and center field bleachers will coincide with Cubs Charities’ “Pink Out,” presented by Advocate Health Care. Each fan in the bleachers that day will receive a pink..." May 05
Hardball Talk "Jerry Crasnick of ESPN.com reports that the Marlins were not able to find a trade for catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia after designating him for assignment last week, meaning they will outright release him. Miami cut Saltalamacchia loose with about $15 million remaining on a three-year, $21..." May 05
Courier-Post "Chad Billingsley was all smiles Monday as he discussed his long awaited return to a big league mound.Billingsley starts Tuesday against the Braves, which will be his first MLB start since April 15, 2013 when he was with the Dodgers. It’s been a long journey for Billingsley to get back to the..." May 05
The Brewers have made clear to other teams assessing possible trade options: They are not willing to deal catcher Jonathan Lucroy.
Hearing earliest David Wright might return is middle of next week at Chicago, but more likely may be back home at Citi Field vs. Brewers.
Hanley listed day-to-day for now. Red Sox will know more over next few days
TOR hitting coach Brook Jacoby has received a 14-game unpaid suspension for his postgame conduct toward the umpire crew on 4/29 at Boston.
rougned odor (.146) is a candidate for demotion. was called up at age 20 last year. a bit of seasoning may be in order.
CBSSports.com "Earlier this week the Padres shook up their catching tandem by calling up top prospect Austin Hedges, who will split time with Derek Norris. Despite a .914 OPS in 21 Triple-A games this year, Hedges' calling card is his elite defense. The Padres made the decison to call the 22-year-old Hedges..." May 05
Hardball Talk "Twins left fielder Oswaldo Arcia is headed to the disabled list with a hip injury and to replace him on the roster they’ve called up 23-year-old outfield prospect Eddie Rosario from Triple-A. Not so long ago Rosario was viewed as a very good prospect, frequently making top-100 lists, but he was..." May 05
Sporting News "Alex Rodriguez is tied for fourth place on the all-time home run list, which is not a particularly marketable thing. Who’s buying the T-shirt celebrating someone being fourth on an all-time list? Maybe 660 home runs was a marketable achievement for Barry Bonds, who reached that plateau with the..." May 04
Larry Brown Sports "Many refer to Los Angeles Angels outfielder Mike Trout as the superstar Major League Baseball needs. Trout is already one of the best players in the game at age 23, and he has no known issues with performance-enhancing drugs or in his personal life. Despite that, Trout learned last week how..." May 04
Yahoo! Sports "The dreadful Milwaukee Brewers won Sunday for the third time in four games, which would have counted for news had the organization not fired its manager within hours of that subtle – and likely futile – uptick. Ron Roenicke was let go 25 games into the season. He is a reasonable and competent..." May 04
Boston Herald "Hanley Ramirez left the Red Sox' clubhouse quickly and with an ice cream cone stuffed in his mouth last night, leaving no opportunity to ask him about his overreaction to getting hit by a pitch from Yankees starter Adam Warren in the sixth inning. But, for once in his life, Jacoby Ellsbury left..." May 04
Rendon back in DC today having left side examined by #Nats team doctor. He's day to day until there's a full diagnosis.
Fox Sports North "More often than not, it seems coaching staffs try to tell players to work on hitting the ball the other way. In Joe Mauer's case, the opposite has been true. The left-handed Mauer has never been much of a pull hitter throughout his career. In his 11 seasons before 2015, just 344 of Mauer's..." May 04
The Score "Josh Hamilton is inching closer to making his season debut with the Texas Rangers. Hamilton faced live pitching Saturday at the team's spring facility in Arizona and is slated to play his first extended spring training game Monday. He could begin a rehab assignment with Triple-A Round Rock as..." May 04
San Diego Union-Tribune "The Padres will officially promote catching prospect Austin Hedges in time for Monday's series opener against the Giants at AT&T Park, sources told the U-T. Hedges, 22, joined the team in San Francisco on Sunday night. He caught Triple-A El Paso's game in Sacramento earlier in the day before..." May 04
Good news on #Brewers SS Jean Segura. CT scan negative. Might be able to avoid the DL.
Sporting News "Nothing personal, it's just business — "family business," at that — Alex Rodriguez says about whether the Yankees will pay him $6 million for his milestone 660th home run. A-Rod is just keeping his mouth shut, NJ.com reported. For now, anyway. He declined to comment on the Yankees'..." May 04
Hardball Talk "The Athletics have released outfielder Cody Ross, according to MLB.com’s transactions page. Ross had been designated for assignment on Saturday. Ross was released by the Diamondbacks in early April, as the club chose to eat the $9.5 million remaining on his contract ($8.5 million for 2015 plus..." May 04
Arizona Republic "Major League Baseball informed clubs last week of a rules change regarding trading recently drafted players, an adjustment that allows teams to deal players the day after the end of the World Series rather than having to wait until a year after they sign. Agent Scott Boras welcomes the change,..." May 04
New York Post "Having tied Willie Mays for fourth place on the all-time home run list at 660 on Friday night with a game-winning, pinch-hit blast over the Green Monster, Alex Rodriguez has another colossal milestone approaching: 3,000 hits. Rodriguez went 1-for-4 Saturday in the Yankees’ 4-2 win over the Red..." May 03