• Yankees will get more for Chapman than 2 prospects

    The Score "The impending reported trade to send Aroldis Chapman to the Chicago Cubs may be bigger than initially thought. The proposed deal between the Cubs and New York Yankees is bigger than just top prospect Gleyber Torres and another minor leaguer, a source told Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports. There are..." 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

  • Rockies are expected to designate Brandon Barnes for assignment on Monday

    Denver Post "David Dahl’s rocket ride to the major leagues will land Monday when the Rockies call up their top outfield prospect for a series at Baltimore against the Orioles, a big-league source confirmed Sunday. The Rockies will designate backup outfielder Brandon Barnes for assignment to make room for..." July 25

  • Mets, Rangers, Indians interested in Jonathan Lucroy

    MLB Daily Dish "New York joins Cleveland and Texas as teams known to be interested in Brewers catcher Jonathan Lucroy, according to Kristie Ackert of The New York Daily News. The Mets are attempting to remain engaged in trade talks involving Lucroy, although progress between the two clubs will be based on the..." July 24

  • Report: Padres trying to move Andrew Cashner, Derek Norris

    Larry Brown Sports "The San Diego Padres are looking like an active team at the trade deadline and have at least two key players on the block. Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports reported that the Padres are trying to move catcher Derek Norris in addition to starting pitcher Andrew Cashner. Norris is headed for his..." July 24

  • Yankees, Cubs Working On Trade Involving Aroldis Chapman, Gleyber Torres

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Yankees and Cubs are working towards a trade that would send star closer Aroldis Chapman to Chicago in exchange for top shortstop prospect Gleyber Torres and more, FanRag Sports’ Jon Heyman reports. " July 24

  • The Yankees have not discussed releasing Alex Rodriguez

    New York Daily News "The Yankees are not about to pay Alex Rodriguez $28 million to go away. While the slumping designated hitter did meet with Yankees owner Hal Steinbrenner, the Daily News has learned that there haven’t been discussions of the Bombers releasing A-Rod. Rodriguez, who will turn 41 next week,..." July 24

  • White Sox players recently protested Mariners' clubhouse dues policy

    Fox Sports "Chris Sale's destruction of throwback jerseys on Saturday was not the only recent act of vehement protest involving the Chicago White Sox. The White Sox players left Seattle on July 20 without paying clubhouse dues and tips, objecting to a new Mariners policy that redirects 60 percent of the..." July 24

  • White Sox GM: Chris Sale has not requested trade

    Sportsnaut "Chris Sale has made it clear that he does not like wearing the 1976 uniforms. Still, according to general manager Rick Hahn, the ace is not actively pursuing a trade from the Chicago White Sox. This has certainly been a bizarre saga. Sale — whose name has been discussed in trade talks — was..." July 24

  • Diamondbacks making teams aware Shelby Miller ‘is available’

    Arizona Sports "Shelby Miller has only made 14 starts for the Arizona Diamondbacks, and after paying a large price to acquire him in December, the D-backs are reportedly making him available in trade talks. Miller’s collapse this season has been one of the biggest shocks in 2016. In those 14 starts, Miller is..." July 24

  • Braves 'aggressively' shopping Aybar, Francoeur

    The Score "The last-place Atlanta Braves are expected to continue their rebuild by making a number of veterans available at the non-waiver trade deadline. Among the names the Braves are looking to deal are infielder Erick Aybar and outfielder Jeff Francoeur, who rival executives say are are being..." July 24

  • Drew Storen never adjusted to role with Blue Jays

    Toronto Sun "Just before Drew Storen made his way out of the Blue Jays clubhouse on Sunday morning, he stopped and had a chat with the team’s closer Roberto Osuna. The two then embraced and Storen made his way to the exit, not before being stopped by a couple of writers who asked the right-handed reliever..." July 24

  • Indians have best deal on table for Chapman

    Yardbarker "The winning bid for Yankees reliever Aroldis Chapman may be coming from a fellow American League club. According to a report by Bruce Levine of WSCR-AM on Sunday, the Cleveland Indians have the best offer on the table for Chapman. The Washington Nationals are also said to be “very aggressive”..." July 24

  • Chris Sale suspended for 5 days after jersey incident

    Michigan Live "Chicago White Sox ace Chris Sale has been suspended for five games for "violating team rules, insubordination and destroying team equipment." Sale was scheduled to start against the Detroit Tigers Saturday but was scratched after he reportedly damaged the throwback jerseys the team was..." July 24

  • Angels LHP Tyler Skaggs to make first start since 2014

    ESPN "Left-hander Tyler Skaggs will start for the Los Angeles Angels on Tuesday against the Kansas City Royals, marking his first major league appearance since July 31, 2014. Skaggs, 25, underwent Tommy John surgery in 2014 and hasn't pitched in the major leagues since." July 24

  • Price: This season has been terrible, no fun

    Mass Live "When I've tuned into local sports and radio shows in recent weeks, I've heard the same question asked several times: Which Red Sox starting pitcher receives the ball for a one-game Wild Card playoff? (These hosts are presuming every starter will be on five days rest and John Farrell will have..." July 24

  • The 11 Players Whose Hall of Fame Inductions Have Been Sabotaged by Steroid Allegations and Admissions

    Complex "The Hall of Fame is home to many of the greatest players in baseball history. Key word: Many. Not all of them. Some of the best players to ever play are not—and likely never will ever be—enshrined in Cooperstown. The all-time hit king is not there. Nor is the all-time home run king. The guy..." July 24

  • Cubs 'strong' among teams chasing Chapman

    The Score "The end to Aroldis Chapman's time in the Bronx appears to be drawing ever closer. After reports Saturday suggested the New York Yankees were telling clubs a trade was close, the Chicago Cubs are reportedly "strong in the mix" to land the All-Star closer, sources told Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports." July 24

  • Report: Giants Getting 'Radio Silence' on Chapman

    Bleacher Report "Heyman reported on Sunday that the San Francisco Giants are "interested" in Chapman, "but sources say the Giants aren’t progressing on a deal."" July 24

  • This is how the world found out about the Chris Sale jersey incident

    SB Nation "The story you’re about to read is bizarre, but it’s been confirmed by several baseball writers, including Ken Rosenthal and Jeff Passan. It all started with Chris Sale being scratched from his scheduled start against the Tigers yesterday. That’s all anyone knew, so of course the #hugwatch was on...." July 24

  • Cost for Chris Sale said to be five prospects, teams still calling

    Today's Knuckleball "The asking price for superstar starting pitcher Chris Sale is extremely high, and interested parties really don’t blame the White Sox. Word going around is that the Chisox are seeking “five top prospects” for Sale. While that sounds like a lot in an era where teams are reluctant to surrender..." July 24

  • Astros sign Cuban shortstop Anibal Sierra

    Houston Chronicle "After breaking through their bonus pool on the first day of the international signing period, the Astros as expected continue to add to their 2016-17 class. The team on Saturday signed 22-year-old Cuban shortstop Anibal Sierra for a signing bonus worth $1.5 million, according to a source with..." July 24

  • D-Backs manager warns against teams hitting Segura

    Sacramento Bee "Arizona manager Chip Hale warned other teams on Saturday about plunking Diamondbacks leadoff hitter Jean Segura, who took exception to the latest pitch that hit him. Segura led off Friday night's game with a homer and then got hit in the lower back on the first pitch by Cincinnati's Dan Straily..." July 24

  • Rays reportedly demanding Jurickson Profar in pitching deal with Rangers

    Larry Brown Sports "The Texas Rangers are combing the trade market for starters, and Jurickson Profar appears to be a name coming up frequently in talks. According to Jon Morosi of Fox Sports, the Tampa Bay Rays are insisting on Profar in trade talks, with Texas refusing to blink." July 24

  • Johnny Cueto on Royals’ White House snub: “They should have had the courtesy to invite me”

    San Jose Mercury News "Johnny Cueto pitched a shutout for the Kansas City Royals in Game 2 of the World Series last October. Apparently, that’s not enough to earn an invitation to join the team for their congratulatory visit to the White House. And Cueto is not happy about being snubbed. “I believe that I earned..." July 24

  • Here are seven teams that have what it takes to pull off a Chris Sale trade

    CBS Sports "The trade deadline is a little more than one week away, and over the last few days one of the best players in all of baseball has reportedly hit the market: White Sox ace Chris Sale. The Rangers are said to be making a strong push to acquire him, though you can be sure other clubs are..." July 24

  • The unreal story of Chris Sale cutting up his White Sox uniform

    Yahoo! Sports "Fashionista Chris Sale won’t stand for 1976 throwback uniforms. (Getty Images) A 27-year-old Florida man, livid that his work uniform was uncomfortable, cut it and others in a fit of rage that got him banished from his job for a night and left his future status unclear. Chris Sale, a..." July 24

  • Yankees Close To Aroldis Chapman Trade; Likely To Keep Andrew Miller

    MLB Trade Rumors "A Chapman trade isn’t necessarily imminent, but the Yankees are ready to conclude the process, tweets Rosenthal. 9:32pm: The Yankees are telling teams that they’re nearing a trade involving closer Aroldis Chapman, but they plan on keeping fellow left-handed relief ace Andrew Miller, reports..." July 24

  • Rangers balk at putting Mazara in Sale talks

    MLB.com "The Rangers covet White Sox left-hander Chris Sale, but they do not want to put outfielder Nomar Mazara in a potential trade. That could be a deal-breaker as Chicago continues to listen on Sale with the intent of getting maximum value in return. The Rangers are being flexible about infielder..." July 24

  • Tigers GM not anticipating any big deadline moves

    The Score "Don't expect an aesthetically-pleasing trade deadline on paper for the Detroit Tigers. Speaking with reporters on Saturday, Tigers general manager Al Avila foreshadowed the club wouldn't be involved in any major trades as the Aug. 1 deadline approaches. "It's not going to be real sexy,"..." July 24

  • Rockies' Trevor Story sets NL record for home runs by a rookie SS

    Purple Row "Trevor Story on Saturday set the National League record for home runs by a rookie shortstop, hitting his 25th home run of the season in the second inning off of Atlanta Braves starter Matt Wisler. Story surpassed former Rockies shortstop Troy Tulowitzki, who hit 24 home runs in his debut..." July 24

  • Chris Sale sent home by White Sox for 'clubhouse incident'

    Chicago Tribune "The White Sox sent Chris Sale home before Saturday’s game against the Tigers for what general manager Rick Hahn called a “clubhouse incident.” “Chris Sale has been scratched from tonight’s schedule start and sent home from the ballpark,” Hahn said in a statement. “The incident, which was..." July 23

  • Trade candidate Sale scratched from start

    The Score "As rumors continue to swirl around Chris Sale, the Chicago White Sox left-hander was scratched from his start Saturday due to an illness. The White Sox head into their game with the Detroit Tigers four games under .500 and 10 1/2-games back in the division, leaving general manager Rick Hahn..." July 23

  • Ken Griffey Jr. says David Ortiz 'absolutely' belongs in Hall of Fame

    ESPN "As Ken Griffey Jr. prepares to enter the Hall of Fame as a first-ballot inductee, he's throwing his endorsement behind another left-handed slugger who played for the Seattle Mariners' organization in the mid-1990s. Griffey said that Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz, who broke into..." July 23

  • Price on Wade Davis high; Nats, others check in

    Today's Knuckleball "The Nationals and a few other teams searching for a big-time closer have checked in on Royals star closer Wade Davis, and they have found the asking price to be higher than the price put on Yankees star closer Aroldis Chapman. There’s no certainty either star closer will be traded, as the..." July 23

  • Minor League Players’ Wage Suit against Major League Baseball suffers a huge setback

    Hardball Talk "A judge handed minor leaguers looking to hold Major League Baseball liable for underpaying and exploiting them a huge setback today, ruling that the case cannot go forward as a class action. Minor leaguers who want to sue over their pay and treatment still can, but they’ll have to do it..." July 23

  • Chris Sale Is Landscape-Altering Possibility on MLB Trade Market

    Bleacher Report "For weeks, we've all been asking whether the New York Yankees would sell. Turns out the Sale we should have been focused on is Chris, as in Chris Sale of the Chicago White Sox, as in the pitcher who could energize this July trade market. If a team gets (or misses out on) Aroldis Chapman, it..." July 23

  • Royals didn't invite Cueto to White House

    San Jose Mercury News "Johnny Cueto pitched a shutout for the Kansas City Royals in Game 2 of the World Series last October. Apparently, that’s not enough to earn an invitation to join the team for their congratulatory visit to the White House." July 23

  • Pete Rose only signing autographs this HOF weekend, banned from speaking to minor leaguers

    The Comeback "Pete Rose’s recent story has been certainly an odd one. After Rob Manfred decided to uphold Rose’s ban from baseball, and by extension the Hall of Fame, the sport’s hit king continues to truck along, signing autographs wherever he can, including at minor league ballparks. Last night, he was at..." July 23

  • Marlins still in mix to acquire Cashner

    The Score "The playoff-chasing Miami Marlins remain in discussions with the San Diego Padres regarding pitcher Andrew Cashner, the coveted right-hander who's been the subject of increased trade speculation in recent days. Cashner continues to be pursued by several teams ahead of next week's non-waiver..." July 23

  • Jurickson Profar not likely to be dealt

    Lone Star Ball "Texas Rangers trade rumors: Jurickson Profar is a player who every team talking to the Rangers has interest in, but Ken Rosenthal writes that the Rangers are "more likely to keep Profar . . . than move him," unless its for a Chris Sale or Chris Archer type. This highlights the dilemma of this..." July 23

  • A-Rod, Yankees have 'positive' talk amid reports of possible release

    ESPN "Amid media reports that the Yankees are considering releasing Alex Rodriguez and eating the approximately $28 million remaining on his contract, sources told ESPN that Rodriguez and team owner Hal Steinbrenner met and spoke Friday before the team's 3-2 win over the San Francisco..." July 23

  • Blue Jays talking with Padres about Cashner, Upton

    The Score "The Toronto Blue Jays are battling the Baltimore Orioles in the standings and trade market, according to Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports, who reports the AL East rivals are among the clubs discussing a trade for Padres outfielder Melvin Upton Jr. Toronto is also reported to have held dialogue with..." July 23

  • The White Sox Should Absolutely Trade Chris Sale

    The Big Lead "Chris Sale is one of the five best pitchers in baseball, and he’s having another outstanding season. Unfortunately, his Chicago White Sox have not joined him on that train, as they enter Friday’s action 10 games behind the Cleveland Indians for first place in the American League Central. The South..." July 23