• Dodgers send 8 to scout P/RF Otani

    TSN "The Los Angeles Dodgers appear to have significant interest in Japanese standout Shohei Otani. Otani, who is both a pitcher and right fielder, may make a move to North America this winter and according to Japan's Sponichi Annex, the Dodgers sent eight representatives including president of..." August 21

  • Gibbons: Donaldson may see more time at SS

    TSN "Josh Donaldson made his first career start at shortstop on Sunday and, according to manager John Gibbons, it may not be his last. Donaldson shifted to shortstop as Jose Bautista took over at third base. Ezequiel Carrera started in right field, Bautista's usual spot, and Ryan Goins started at..." August 21

  • Justin Upton could opt out after '17, still undecided

    MLB.com "Justin Upton had a split second to think about his path as he rounded second base on his third-inning home run Friday night. He wasn't thinking about his future as a Tiger, or his contract opt-out at the end of the season. He was thinking about whether he had touched first base. "I knew I'd hit..." August 21

  • August acquisitions not likely for Diamondbacks

    Arizona Republic "The Dodgers and Brewers made acquisitions this past week, adding outfielder Curtis Granderson and second baseman Neil Walker, respectively. For those contending clubs, the waiver deals should bolster their lineups. The Diamondbacks, however, do not seem likely to make a similar acquisition,..." August 21

  • Piscotty may stick with Cards

    MLB.com "Permitted to add a 26th man to the roster for Sunday's Little League Classic because of the unique mid-series travel involved, the Cardinals summoned outfielder Stephen Piscotty back from Triple-A Memphis. The roster move assured Piscotty only of a one-day stay, but president of baseball..." August 21

  • Bartolo Colon Becomes 18th Pitcher to Defeat All 30 MLB Teams

    Bleacher Report "The Minnesota Twins' 12-5 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks in Sunday's matchup was more than just another regular-season game in the dog days of summer; it was history for Bartolo Colon. According to Jonah Birenbaum of The Score, the 44-year-old became just the 18th pitcher to notch a..." August 21

  • Clayton Kershaw Expected to Make Rehab Start Next Weekend, Says Dave Roberts

    Bleacher Report "Los Angeles Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said ace Clayton Kershaw is expected to make a rehabilitation start with either Tulsa or Oklahoma City next weekend, according to Andy McCullough of the Los Angeles Times. He is also scheduled to throw three innings of a simulated game in Pittsburgh on..." August 20

  • Rob Manfred not in favor of electronic strike zone, says technology isn’t good enough yet

    New York Daily News "Despite increasing calls to use technology to determine balls and strikes, MLB commissioner Rob Manfred isn’t in favor of such a change, according to MLB.com’s Anthony Castrovince. “The fact of the matter is they (umpires) get them right well over 90 percent of the time,” Manfred said, adding..." August 20

  • Blue Jays Interested In Extending Marco Estrada

    MLB Trade Rumors "Blue Jays right-hander Marco Estrada is scheduled to become a free agent in the offseason, but a trip to the open market isn’t a certainty. A member of the Toronto organization informed FanRag’s Robert Murray that there’s mutual interest in keeping Estrada in a Blue Jays uniform beyond this..." August 20

  • David Price's return becoming race against the clock for Red Sox

    Boston Herald "For the fifth day in a row, David Price will not play catch today. At this point, his rehab from left elbow inflammation is not so much a march toward recovery as it is a race against the clock. The Red Sox have 39 games left to play in the final six weeks of the regular season. Price hasn’t..." August 20

  • ‘I never once found any evidence that [Tom] Yawkey was personally racist,’ biographer says

    Boston Globe "Bill Nowlin’s biography of Thomas Yawkey comes out in February. In light of Red Sox principal owner and Boston Globe publisher John Henry’s recent comments that he would lead the way in trying to have Yawkey Way renamed given Yawkey’s racist past, Nowlin makes a case that Yawkey may not have been..." August 20

  • Booing of former Cub Miguel Montero bothers Kyle Hendricks

    Chicago Tribune "You don’t have to be a big star to get a warm welcome upon your return to Wrigley Field. After being traded to the Nationals in 2013, outfielder and current CSN analyst David DeJesus got a standing ovation in his first at-bat back, despite spending less than two seasons on the Cubs and hitting..." August 20

  • Jeffrey Loria says ‘no sadness’ about selling Marlins

    Larry Brown Sports "Jeffrey Loria is in the process of selling the Miami Marlins, the team he has owned for the last 15 years. As Loria prepares to turn his team over to a group led by Derek Jeter, he says he has no sadness over losing his team. Though Loria did not give reasons for why he is selling the team,..." August 20

  • Does Joc Pederson have a future with Dodgers?

    Fanrag Sports "There have been few negatives to this magical 2017 Los Angeles Dodgers season. Most players are having huge years and playing key roles in the team being within striking distance of the all-time MLB record for wins. Unfortunately, the same can’t be said about fan favorite and third-year slugger..." August 20

  • Blue Jays acquire Tom Koehler from Marlins

    Sportsnet "The Toronto Blue Jays added another experienced arm to their pitching mix by acquiring right-hander Tom Koehler from the Miami Marlins in exchange for low-A Lansing righty Osman Gutierrez. Koehler, a 31-year-old earning $5.75 million mostly covered by the Marlins, has posted a 7.92 ERA and a..." August 20

  • Kinsler doesn't care about umpire protest: 'That's their problem'

    CBS Detroit "An incident between Detroit Tigers second baseman Ian Kinsler and MLB umpire Angel Hernandez has sparked an unified protest among umpires, and manger Brad Ausmus doesn’t like it. Some umpires across the league wore white arm bands on Saturday to indicate they were not happy Kinsler was not..." August 20

  • Girardi won't move Judge from No. 3 spot: 'He's still dangerous'

    New York Post "Aaron Judge’s nightmarish second half isn’t going to get him bumped down in the lineup — yet. After Judge went 0-for-4 with three more strikeouts in the Yankees’ 4-3 win over the Red Sox on Saturday, leaving four more runners on base, manager Joe Girardi said he wasn’t considering sliding him..." August 20

  • Noah Syndergaard posts Twitter tribute to all his traded teammates

    Yardbarker "Noah Syndergaard is pouring one out on social media for his fallen comrades. The New York Mets right-hander took to Twitter on Friday to post a tribute to his now-former teammates Curtis Granderson, Lucas Duda, Jay Bruce, and Neil Walker, all of whom were traded away in the last few weeks...." August 20

  • CC Sabathia contemplated retiring after going down with latest knee injury

    New York Daily News "At this point in CC Sabathia’s storied career, the future is uncertain. Will his right knee hold up the rest of the season? Will he need another cleanout procedure at the end of the year? Sabathia did say he’ll “probably” have to get a knee replacement “at some point” when his career is..." August 20

  • Michael Conforto not ready to be Mets’ leader yet and that’s OK

    New York Post "If there is one mistake the Mets could make in what remains of this season, it would be to push Michael Conforto into the leadership breach created by the deconstruction of the roster. For while Conforto has performed more than ably, and in fact wonderfully in filling voids out of his comfort..." August 20

  • Osuna says he's learned how to control anxiety through therapy

    Los Angeles Times "Roberto Osuna could have said he had a sore arm. Every pitcher does, at some point during the long season. His team could have checked him out and granted him a few days off, and by that time, maybe the symptoms would have gone away. Osuna is the All-Star closer for the Toronto Blue Jays. When..." August 20

  • Top Yankees prospect puts birth certificate drama behind him

    New York Post "Estevan Florial is exactly the prospect the Yankees envisioned, even if they didn’t envision his name. Among the Yankees’ additions from the 2014 international signing period was Haniel d’Oleo, a then-17-year-old out of the Dominican Republic who did not project to have a weakness. The Yankees..." August 20

  • Aaron Judge Breaks Record for Most Consecutive Games with Strikeout

    Bleacher Report "New York Yankees outfielder Aaron Judge set an MLB record Saturday by striking out in his 36th consecutive game. According to MLB.com's Bryan Hoch, Judge broke the record previously set by Montreal Expos pitcher Bill Stoneman in 1971. Judge took sole possession of the dubious distinction..." August 20

  • Nationals activate Stephen Strasburg for Saturday start

    Washington Post "The Nationals officially activated Stephen Strasburg from the 10-day disabled list, and the right-hander will make his return Saturday against the Padres at Petco Park. Strasburg took Max Scherzer’s spot on the roster after he was placed on the disabled list Friday with neck inflammation. No other..." August 19

  • Aroldis Chapman yanked from closer gig

    New York Daily News "Aroldis Chapman is no longer the Yankees closer, with Joe Girardi going with match-ups for the time being. Chapman could eventually return to the role, Girardi said Saturday. He's in the first year of a five-year, $86 million deal. Chapman gave up two more runs as part of a larger bullpen..." August 19

  • Umpires union: ‘Open season’ on umpires, protesting with white wristbands

    USA Today "Major League Baseball fined Tigers second baseman Ian Kinsler for his comments about umpire Angel Hernandez this week, but the union representing MLB umpires is far from satisfied. The World Umpires Association issued a statement condemning the lack of support from the Office of the..." August 19

  • Derek Jeter’s first big move might make Marlins fans angry

    New York Post "Derek Jeter is about to take on the best slugger in the majors in his prime. Yet, Giancarlo Stanton will present Jeter with his first great challenge heading the Marlins baseball operations, assuming the sale to the group led by Bruce Sherman and Jeter is approved by the other..." August 19

  • Dodgers option Pederson after Grandy deal

    MLB.com "When the Dodgers bolstered their outfield depth by acquiring Curtis Granderson from the Mets on Friday, slumping Joc Pederson's at-bats figured to be limited going forward. That speculation manifested into reality a day later on Saturday, as Pederson was optioned to Triple-A Oklahoma City to..." August 19

  • Dodgers' Yu Darvish heading to 10-day DL with back issue

    Sporting News "Dodgers starting pitcher Yu Darvish is headed to the 10-day DL. Fortunately for Los Angeles, the back issue their newly acquired starter is suffering from does not appear to be too serious. Darvish was acquired from the Rangers at the trade deadline for three prospects and has gone 2-0 with a..." August 19

  • What the Granderson trade means for the Mets, Dodgers and every other contender

    CBS Sports "Late Friday night, the first-place Los Angeles Dodgers improved their team even further by adding outfielder Curtis Granderson in a trade with the New York Mets. New York will receive a player to be named later or cash. Here's how August trades work, if you're unfamiliar with the trade waivers..." August 19

  • Joe Girardi declines to commit to Aroldis Chapman as Yankee closer

    Larry Brown Sports "Struggling New York Yankees closer Aroldis Chapman did not get much of a vote of confidence after another horrendous outing Friday night against the Boston Red Sox. Chapman was asked to pitch the eighth inning Friday with the Yankees down a run to the Red Sox, but the flamethrowing closer once..." August 19

  • Terry Collins is revealing who he is because he gives a ‘s–t’

    New York Post "The stress of this terrible Mets season showed itself Friday night in another chest cold for Terry Collins and another trade, this one sending outfielder Curtis Granderson, a Collins favorite, to the Dodgers. “That’s why I’m sick,’’ Collins told The Post at Citi Field on a long, rainy night the..." August 19

  • Cubs claim Rene Rivera off waivers from Mets

    CBSChicago.com "The Cubs have claimed catcher Rene Rivera off waivers from the Mets, they announced Saturday. The 34-year-old Rivera is a nine-year veteran who’s hitting .230 with eight homers and 23 RBIs in 54 games this season. He’s a career .215 hitters. Rivera has thrown out 10 of 31 runners attempting..." August 19

  • Mets' Conforto: Losing Granderson 'like a punch in the gut'

    New York Daily News "Players and coaches came out of the back rooms and made a beeline to the corner of the clubhouse, lining up to say their goodbyes to Curtis Granderson. The Mets veteran outfielder was hugging teammates and shaking hands as the front office was finalizing a deal to send him to the Dodgers Friday..." August 19

  • AJ Hinch has not heard from MLB about umpire criticism

    Larry Brown Sports "Houston Astros manager A.J. Hinch has not heard from MLB despite criticizing the umpires from Thursday’s 4-0 loss to the Arizona Diamondbacks. Hinch was especially upset with the way the game ended and criticized umpire Paul Nauert for calling out Marwin Gonzalez on strikes to end the game...." August 19

  • Dodgers make deal for Mets OF Curtis Granderson

    ESPN "The Los Angeles Dodgers have acquired veteran outfielder Curtis Granderson from the New York Mets for cash considerations and a player to be named later, the teams announced Friday. Granderson, 36, will join the Dodgers amid his fourth season with the Mets and 13th overall, after four seasons..." August 19

  • Nationals ace Max Scherzer placed on DL with neck inflammation

    Washington Post "Max Scherzer could laugh about the pain in the left side of his neck Friday night because it did not worry him. It was the same discomfort he felt nearly three weeks earlier in Miami, where he removed himself from a game at Marlins Park after throwing 10 pitches and hitting a home run in the first..." August 19

  • Report: Derek Jeter to Make Absurd Amount of Money With New Marlins Job

    12 Up "​Derek Jeter is living the life right now. Thursday, he brought his first child into the world with his wife Hannah. And, oh yeah, the Miami Marlins were recently sold to the ownership group he belongs to for a whopping $1.2 billion. ​​The Marlins are a pretty expensive franchise, and..." August 18

  • David Price to stop throwing, Red Sox being 'realistic' about his return

    Boston Herald "David Price, on the disabled list with elbow problems for the second time this season, hasn’t thrown since Tuesday and won’t throw again anytime soon, Red Sox manager John Farrell said on Friday. Price has been playing catch on a daily basis but stopped throwing on Wednesday, when he began..." August 18

  • Jon Lester not expected to miss extended time with injury

    Sportsnaut "Chicago Cubs pitcher Jon Lester pulled himself out of the game on Thursday, and later in the evening there were reports he might miss the rest of the season. However, after visiting with a specialist, there’s good news for Lester and the Cubs. While it’s been far from a brilliant 2017..." August 18

  • Miguel Montero booed during return to Wrigley Field

    Sporting News "Miguel Montero left Chicago under ugly circumstances, and upon his return to face the Cubs on Friday he was greeted with boos. After criticizing Jake Arrieta by saying his speed to the plate allowed for the Nationals to steal so many bases, Montero was DFA'd on June 28 and traded to the Blue..." August 18

  • Dodgers activate Adrian Gonzalez from 60-day disabled list

    Fanrag Sports "The Los Angeles Dodgers have announced that veteran first baseman Adrian Gonzalez has been activated from the club’s 60-day disabled list. In turn, infielder Rob Segedin was optioned back to Triple-A Oklahoma City. Gonzalez has been sidelined for about 10 weeks, thanks to a lumbar disc..." August 18

  • Royals Put Joakim Soria On 10-Day DL With Oblique Strain

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Royals announced Friday that setup man Joakim Soria has been placed on the 10-day disabled list with a strained left oblique. The move is retroactive to Aug. 16, so Soria can be activated on the 26th of this month, but oblique injuries often require upwards of a month to fully heal...." August 18

  • Saint Roberto Clemente? Vatican denies former Pirates outfielder will be canonized

    CBS Sports "Ever since Roberto Clemente's death in 1972, his fans have sought an appropriate way to honor his legacy. The most popular pursuit has been convincing Major League Baseball to retire Clemente's no. 21 jersey. Some, however, have their sights set slightly higher: sainthood. Alas, it does not..." August 18

  • Derek Jeter is a Dad

    Hardball Talk "I’m sure you’ve all been wondering about this — actually, someone in the comments the other day was wondering about it — but the wondering is over: Derek Jeter and his wife Hannah are now the proud parents of a baby girl. Her name is Bella Raine Jeter. She was born yesterday. The delivery, sources..." August 18

  • MLB looking into base issue

    TSN "Major League Baseball is looking for ways to improve their bases in response to Bryce Harper’s injury according to Bob Nightengale of USA Today. When Harper went down last week with what appeared to be a severe knee injury, everyone around baseball held their breath. He has since received a..." August 18

  • Judge won't admire HRs due to embarrassing high school moment

    New York Post "When Aaron Judge hits the long ball, and Wednesday night he hit one of his longest into the third deck at Citi Field in the Yankees’ win over the Mets, everyone marvels at where the ball lands. Except for Judge. He doesn’t watch. He runs the bases. Head down. Mission accomplished, 37 times..." August 18

  • Jon Lester to miss one or two starts

    Hardball Talk "Jon Lester had a terrible outing yesterday, allowing nine runs — seven earned — and leaving the game before he could complete two innings.Lester entered the afternoon with a 3.99 ERA. He exited with a 4.37 ERA. Later the Cubs said that Lester was suffering from left lat tightness. The Cubs are..." August 18

  • Kris Bryant: Joey Votto is 'the best player ever'

    USA Today "In the midst of arguably his best career season, Reds first baseman Joey Votto received the highest of praises from reigning National League MVP Kris Bryant. “He’s the best player ever,” Bryant said Wednesday, per CSN Chicago. “He’s my favorite player. I love watching him. I love talking to..." August 18

  • Joe Girardi hopes to have Aroldis Chapman back on Friday

    Yardbarker "The hamstring injury that New York Yankees closer Aroldis Chapman sustained on Tuesday night does not appear to be serious. Chapman was seen wincing in pain after getting the final out in Tuesday’s win over the Mets. He had tweaked his hamstring, which caused him to miss Wednesday’s game, but..." August 18