• 4h
    #OctoberTogether @SFGiants

    Tim Lincecum left tonight's game with lower back tightness. #SFGiants

  • The Royals are not dead, the World Series has just started

    SB Nation "Royals fans booed the first pitch of Game 1 of the World Series, a fastball from James Shields that arrived at 93 miles per hour, slightly outside to Giants leadoff man Gregor Blanco, and was called a ball by home plate umpire Jerry Meals. They were not booing the pitch, but the call. And maybe..." October 22

  • Who is Yasmany Tomas, and who will sign him?

    New York Daily News "Spending on Cuban talent has become the trendy way for a baseball team to try to improve quickly. We all know about Yasiel Puig, the most interesting man in baseball, and Jose Abreu is about to win a rookie of the year award for the White Sox. Boston’s effort to engineer another fast turnaround..." October 22

  • Scouts gather to view Dominican prospects Heredia, Reyes, Tatis, etc.

    CBSSports.com "The Dominican Prospect League showcase event in Fort Lauderdale, which features several young Dominican players who are expected to receive bonuses from big-league teams, including outfielders Starling Heredia and Franklin Reyes and infielders Fernando Tatis Jr. and Wander Javier, wraps up today..." October 22

  • Report: Marlins may have James Shields atop shopping list

    CSN Washington "The Marlins infused their roster with veterans such as Jarrod Saltalamacchia and Casey McGehee last offseason and it paid off, as the team improved by 15 wins from the year before. This winter, according to MLB.com, Miami hopes to gain even more experience, specifically free agents who have been..." October 22

  • Craig Kimbrel wins first Trevor Hoffman Award

    CBSSports.com "Back in April, Major League Baseball announced that a new award would be handed out on an annual basis to the best relief pitcher in each league. The NL version of the award is now known as the Trevor Hoffman Award, and the first winner of it is Braves closer Craig Kimbrel. The announcement was..." October 22

  • Greg Holland wins first Mariano Rivera Award

    CBSSports.com "Back in April, Major League Baseball announced that a new award would be handed out on an annual basis to the best relief pitcher in each league. The AL version of the award is now known as the Mariano Rivera Award, and the first winner of it is Royals closer Greg Holland. The announcement was..." October 22

  • Torii Hunter likely to continue baseball career in 2015: 'I really want to play with the Tigers'

    Michigan Live "Torii Hunter is spending a lot of his time right now watching his sons play college football, so he hasn't made a final decision regarding the 2015 season. But he is leaning toward another year of baseball. And if he does play, he would prefer that the 2015 season be spent with the Detroit..." October 22

  • 14h
    Los Angeles Dodgers @Dodgers

    RHP Dan Haren underwent arthroscopic surgery on his left non-throwing shoulder this morning. Expected to be back to start Spring Training.

  • As suspension ends for Yankees' Alex Rodriguez, woes continue

    New York Daily News "These days, A-Rod is everybody’s All-American. With his season-long doping suspension about to end, steroid-tainted Yankee Alex Rodriguez has been making the college and professional rounds in recent weeks — South Bend, Ind., here, Tuscaloosa, Ala. and Arlington, Tex., there — taking in..." October 22

  • Best tip ever! Wade Davis' wife gives waiter World Series ticket as a tip

    Yahoo! Sports "This sure beats getting tipped 15 percent: A waiter at a restaurant near Kansas City was handed a ticket to Game 1 of the World Series as a tip. The customer? Katelyn Davis, wife of Kansas City Royals pitcher Wade Davis, the team's lockdown, eighth-inning reliever. KMBC-TV in Kansas City..." October 22

  • Can the Orioles afford not to re-sign Markakis?

    CSN Baltimore "Twice in his three years as Orioles executive vice president of baseball operations, Dan Duquette has extended a frontline player. Both times it wasn’t expected. In May 2012, the Orioles reached a six-year contract extension with Adam Jones, precluding him from going the free agent route and..." October 22

  • Twins decline $3.6 million option on Jared Burton

    Hardball Talk "Minnesota has declined right-hander Jared Burton‘s option for 2015, choosing to pay the 33-year-old reliever a $200,000 buyout rather than a $3.6 million salary. Not so long ago that option looked like it might be a bargain, as Burton went from scrap-heap pickup to one of the league’s best..." October 22

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    LaVelle E. Neal III @LaVelleNeal

    Looks like it's Molitor, Mientkiewicz and Lovullo left for the Twins job

  • What CC Sabathia and A-Rod have in common right now

    New York Post "CC Sabathia said he’s “pretty much back to 100 percent” as he continues to come back from knee surgery, but just like several of his other high-priced teammates, including Alex Rodriguez, there are no guarantees on what he’ll produce going forward. Still, the lefty sounded confident that both..." October 22

  • Blue Jays' Adam Lind attracting plenty of interest

    Toronto Sun "he fact that Adam Lind had the highest batting average in the game amongst left-handed hitters has not been overlooked. The Blue Jays first baseman/DH hit .354 (91-for-257) with six homers, 40 RBIs and a .942 OPS. His average was 13 points higher than Colorado Rockies first baseman Justin..." October 22

  • Tigers reserves must show improvement next season

    Detroit News "Detroit — All in favor? Thought so. The show of hands is impressive. Even president and general manager Dave Dombrowski believes the Tigers need a more productive bench. But here's the catch. The Tigers aren't going to allocate much money this winter to come up with one. "Our bench could..." October 22

  • Giants willing to lose DH to sub for Morse

    MLB.com "Giants manager Bruce Bochy indicated before Tuesday's World Series opener that he would prefer to stick with his usual substitution strategy involving Michael Morse, Juan Perez and Travis Ishikawa instead of tailoring his moves to American League rules for Games 1 and 2 of the World..." October 21

  • Adam Wainwright won’t require surgery on elbow

    Hardball Talk "We heard some vague comments regarding Adam Wainwright‘s health from Cardinals manager Mike Matheny and teammates throughout the postseason, but general manager John Mozeliak said during an end-of-season media session today that the staff ace will not require elbow surgery. According to Jenifer..." October 21

  • James Shields passed a kidney stone during the ALCS

    CBSSports.com "When Game 3 of the ALCS was rained out last week, many speculated the Royals would take advantage by using ace right-hander James Shields in Game 4 on regular rest. Instead, they opted to start Jason Vargas as scheduled and kept Shields lined up for Game 5. Turns out that decision was based on..." October 21

  • Cardinals will try to trade Randy Choate this offseason

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "We heard some vague comments regarding Adam Wainwright‘s health from Cardinals manager Mike Matheny and teammates throughout the postseason, but general manager John Mozeliak said during an end-of-season media session today that the staff ace will not require elbow surgery. According to Jenifer..." October 21

  • Kansas City Royals announce roster for 2014 World Series

    MLB.com "The Kansas City Royals have announced their 25-man roster (attached) that they will use in the World Series against the San Francisco Giants, scheduled to begin tonight at 7:07 p.m. CT. The 2014 World Series is being televised by FOX and MLB International, with radio broadcasts on ESPN Radio as..." October 21

  • Yoenis Cespedes Signs With Jay Z's Roc Nation

    Boston Globe "Jay Z’s Roc Nation has announced that they have brought another sports star into their fold: Red Sox outfielder Yoenis Cespedes. The entertainment company, which represents athletes such as Kevin Durant, CC Sabathia, and Victor Cruz, tweeted the news Monday afternoon that Cespedes was now a Roc..." October 21

  • 2d
    Mike Berardino @MikeBerardino

    Doesn't sound like Terry Ryan is expected to offer Paul Molitor the mgr job just yet. More due diligence remains. #MNTwins

  • 2d
    Alex Pavlovic @AlexPavlovic

    Bochy said Morse will be DH. #SFGiants

  • Brandon Finnegan to be the first player to play in two World Series in one year

    Hardball Talk "College and Major League, that is. Brandon Finnegan was the first round selection of the Royals — the 17th pick overall — just this past June, signing for slot at $2,200,600. He signed out of Texas Christian University, where he posted a 2.04 ERA with 134 strikeouts in 105 and two-thirds..." October 20

  • Is women’s perfume the secret to Royals’ success?

    USA Today "The secret to the Kansas City Royals' unexpected success is out, although opponents will say they got a whiff of what was happening a while ago. Shortstop Alcides Escobar and catcher Salvador Perez, two of the Royals' key players in their march to the World Series, make a habit of wearing..." October 20

  • Sporting News MLB awards 2014: White Sox 1B Jose Abreu voted top AL rookie

    Sporting News "There’s only a handful of those guys,” the scout said. “He’s got big-time raw power. Strength.” What only a handful of people expected was how complete of a hitter Abreu would be in his first season in the majors. The 27-year-old first baseman had 36 homers and 107 RBIs for the White Sox—those..." October 20

  • Sporting News MLB awards 2014: Mets' Jacob deGrom voted top NL rookie

    Sporting News "Jacob deGrom, a ninth-round draft pick in 2010 and No. 10 prospect in the Mets’ organization heading into 2014 according to Baseball America, is Sporting News' National League Rookie of the Year after a season that was as dominating as it was surprising. And that’s saying something, because..." October 20

  • Sporting News MLB awards: Chris Young, Casey McGehee voted top comebackers

    Sporting News "RHP Chris Young of the Mariners and 3B Casey McGehee of the Marlins are Sporting News’ 2014 AL and NL Comeback Players of the Year, respectively, as selected by a panel of 196 major league players. The veteran players put up solid campaigns after spending 2013 out of Major League..." October 20

  • Mark Teixeira's non-baseball interests concern for Yankees?

    Newark Star-Ledger "Are Mark Teixeira's non-baseball interests becoming a problem? They might be, according to ESPN New York's Wallace Matthews, who said one "baseball insider" told him Teixeira might be spending too little time on remaining a top first baseman. From Matthews: A baseball insider I spoke..." October 20

  • San Francisco radio stations ban Lorde's 'Royals' during World Series

    ESPN.com "It's no secret Lorde's biggest hit and the Kansas City baseball team share a name. The New Zealand artist based "Royals" off a photograph of Hall of Famer George Brett, and in March Brett sent the Grammy winner a jersey. Well San Francisco is not going to stand for it. Specifically two Bay Area..." October 20

  • Red Sox hire Chili Davis as hitting coach

    CBSSports.com "The Red Sox have hired Chili Davis away from the Athletics to be their next hitting coach. CBSSports.com's Jon Heyman confirms the original report of Rob Bradford and Alex Speier of WEEI. As Heyman recently wrote, Davis was also considered a strong candidate for the Yankees' opening at hitting..." October 20

  • 2d
    Susan Slusser @susanslusser

    Again, w/ correct spelling, sources tell Chronicle that Dave Hansen a candidate for #Athletics hitting job if not promoted by #Angels.

  • Descalso, Bourjos wonder if they'll be back with Cards

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "More than a handful of Cardinals came to Busch Stadium on Friday afternoon for the final rite of any season – the inglorious packing of their stuff. Bags were lined up dutifully in front of the lockers in the clubhouse, and a plastic tub of sanitary white socks was available in the middle of the..." October 20

  • Tim Lincecum didn’t pitch in the NLDS or NLCS, but he’ll be on the World Series roster

    San Jose Mercury News "The Giants used 24 of 25 players on the NLDS roster and did the same in the NLCS. The missing man was the same both times: Tim Lincecum. Still, manager Bruce Bochy will have Lincecum on the World Series roster. He said the Giants likely will keep the same group that beat the St. Louis Cardinals..." October 20

  • Indians altering conditioning plan for Jason Kipnis

    Hardball Talk "Indians second baseman Jason Kipnis put up the worst full-season numbers of his brief major league career this past season, finishing with a .240/.310/.330 slash line with six home runs, 41 RBI, and 22 stolen bases in 555 plate appearances. He suffered from an oblique injury in April and a..." October 20

  • Report: Red Sox may look to trade Yoenis Cespedes this offseason

    CBSSports.com "Will outfielder Yoenis Cespedes' stay with the Red Sox be a brief one? Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe, in the midst of his must-read "Sunday Baseball Notes" column, writes that Boston may be looking to trade Cespedes this offseason. As Cafardo notes, Cespedes recently expressed some reluctance..." October 20

  • Staying with Mariners appeals to Chris Young

    MLB.com "Chris Young's season with the Mariners didn't begin the way he hoped. Nor did it end in quite the fashion he'd have drawn up, if given a choice. But the six months between that start and finish were as good a time as the 6-foot-10 right-hander remembers having in baseball, and he'd love the..." October 20

  • If Phillies move on, Domonic Brown says he will “definitely have a job somewhere else”

    MLB.com "Domonic Brown entered this year confident and ready to build upon his 2013 breakout season. But he left Citizens Bank Park late last month with only questions about his future in Philadelphia. Brown made the National League All-Star team in '13, but hit just .235 with 22 doubles, one triple,..." October 19

  • Manager hired, Jon Daniels sets sights re-signing pitcher Colby Lewis

    Dallas Morning News "The completion of the managerial search will allow general manager Jon Daniels to focus on putting together a roster for next season. He had tabled that while focusing on getting a manager. Daniels said his first duty is to resume communication with Alan Nero, who represents potential..." October 19

  • 4 umps to work World Series for first time thanks to strong replay results

    CBSSports.com "According to the Associated Press, four umpires will work the World Series for the first time this year thanks in part to their strong results on instant replace challenges during the regular season. Hunter Wendelstedt, Eric Cooper, Jim Reynolds and Jerry Meals are all heading to the Fall Classic..." October 19

  • 4d
    Darren Wolfson @DarrenWolfson

    Possible sign #MNTwins are getting closer to naming a manager: source tells me Joe McEwing is out of the mix.

  • Ike Davis could be headed elsewhere this winter

    Hardball Talk "Ike Davis was traded from the Mets to the Pirates in April, but he could soon be on the move again. Andy Martino of the New York Daily News has the story: It won’t be as high-profile as last winter, but former Met Ike Davis could be once again looking for another team this offseason. Davis..." October 19

  • Neshek leads list of Cards' five free agents

    MLB.com "Once the sting of this National League Championship Series loss to San Francisco passes, the Cardinals will reflect on how much they accomplished en route to a second straight division title in 2014. But they won't just be looking back. They'll also be looking ahead. One hundred and seventy-one..." October 19

  • Span hoping Nationals pick up option

    MLB.com "Nationals center fielder Denard Span is still waiting for the Nationals to pick up his option for 2015, worth $9 million. He said his agent informed him that the team could wait until after the World Series to pick up the option. "I still haven't heard anything yet. I don't know what's going..." October 19

  • Former Orioles second baseman Brian Roberts retires

    Baltimore Sun "Brian Roberts, a two-time All Star and fan favorite who spent all but one year of his 14-season career with the Orioles, has retired from baseball. Roberts, who turned 37 this month, was released by the New York Yankees in August after hitting .237 in 91 games. He said two "very good teams"..." October 18

  • Josh Byrnes seen as a leader for job under Dodgers president Friedman

    CBSSports.com "Josh Byrnes, the former general manager of the Diamondbacks and Padres, is seen as a leading candidate for the top executive job under new club president Andrew Friedman with the Dodgers, league sources said. Byrnes is viewed as a strong possibility to get the coveted job, as sources familiar..." October 18

  • The Royals are “not hopeful” that they’ll sign James Shields

    Hardball Talk "“Big Game” James Shields may have a career postseason ERA of 5.19, but he’s still a really good starter and the Royals wouldn’t be where they are now without him. But if they’re going to get back to where they are next season, they’re gonna probably have to do it without him. Andy Martino in the..." October 18

  • Rangers eye Daniels deal by spring

    ESPN Dallas "Texas Rangers co-chairman Ray Davis said he would like to extend the contract of general manager Jon Daniels by the time spring training starts. Daniels has one year remaining on his contract and was given the lead role in hiring the franchise's 18th full-time manager over the past two months...." October 18