• Stephen Strasburg is ‘unlikely’ to pitch in NLDS, Mike Rizzo says

    Washington Post "Stephen Strasburg played catch at 90 feet Tuesday afternoon at Nationals Park. The session constitutes progress in his recovery from a strained flexor mass, but not enough for the Nationals to believe the all-star right-hander will be ready for the start of the playoffs. “I think it would be..." September 28

  • Indians ace Corey Kluber out at least a week with a quadriceps strain

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "The clock is ticking on Corey Kluber. The Indians will play their first postseason game one week from Thursday. Meanwhile, an MRI on Tuesday afternoon revealed that Kluber is suffering from a mild quadriceps strain. He is expected to miss 7-10 days. Kluber does not have a groin injury, as..." September 28

  • Dodgers become first team to announce postseason starting rotation

    CBS Sports "Because the Cubs have already clinched the best record in baseball, we know the Dodgers and Nationals will meet in the NLDS when the postseason begins next week. The two clubs are still jockeying for home-field advantage in that series, however. On Tuesday, Dodgers manager Dave Roberts became..." September 28

  • Surgery possible for Tyson Ross

    San Diego Union-Tribune "A troublesome right shoulder has kept Tyson Ross from pitching for the Padres since opening day, and he might be considered questionable for next season’s opener, too. Ross has received multiple medical opinions and tests on the shoulder in the “last couple weeks, trying to ascertain what the..." September 28

  • Nationals' Cole suspended 5 games for throwing at Pirates' Kang

    CBS Sports "Sunday afternoon, benches cleared in Pittsburgh after Nationals right-hander A.J. Cole threw behind Pirates third baseman Jung Ho Kang. That was in response to Kang applying a fake tag on Bryce Harper earlier in the game, which forced Harper to slide awkwardly and hurt his thumb. Here's the..." September 27

  • Braves trade Beckham to Giants for cash

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "It’s not often that a player gets traded in the final week of the season, but it happened Tuesday when the Braves traded backup infielder Gordon Beckham to the Giants for cash considerations. Beckham, 30, will provide some depth in the remaining regular-season games for the Giants after Eduardo..." September 27

  • Tigers activate Nick Castellanos from 15-day disabled list

    Today's Knuckleball "The Detroit Tigers announced Tuesday that they have officially activated third baseman Nick Castellanos from the 15-day disabled list. Castellanos has been on the shelf since August 6 after breaking his left hand after being hit by a pitch from New York Mets starter Logan Verrett. It was his..." September 27

  • Sources: Steven Matz to undergo season-ending elbow surgery

    ESPN "New York Mets left-hander Steven Matz will have surgery to remove the bone spur in his pitching elbow, sources told ESPN. Matz will not, however, need surgery on his shoulder" September 27

  • Wilson Ramos out with torn ACL

    Washington Times "Washington Nationals catcher Wilson Ramos will be out for the remainder of the season with a torn ACL, according to manager Dusty Baker. Ramos exited Monday’s game against the Arizona Diamondbacks in the sixth inning after jumping for a high throw from first baseman Ryan Zimmerman. Ramos landed..." September 27

  • Blue Jays’ Shapiro expects MLB discipline after brawl with Yankees

    Sportsnet "Mark Shapiro is expecting Major League Baseball to hand down some punishments as the repercussions from Monday night’s brawl with the New York Yankees continue to hit the Toronto Blue Jays. The club’s president and CEO, speaking on a conference call to discuss renovation for the team’s spring..." September 27

  • Fans invited to gather Wednesday to pay tribute to Jose Fernandez

    ESPN "Fans will get two opportunities Wednesday to pay their respects to Miami Marlins pitcher Jose Fernandez, who died this past weekend in a boating accident. Fans have been invited to gather Wednesday at the West Plaza at Marlins Park for Fernandez's final departure from the ballpark at 2:16 p.m...." September 27

  • Marlins To Extend Martin Prado

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Marlins have agreed in principle to a three-year, $40MM extension with third baseman Martin Prado, Clark Spencer of the Miami Herald reports. Assuming the deal goes through to completion, he’ll remain with Miami through 2019. While the Miami organization will obviously be glad to have..." September 27

  • The new Nasty Boys? Dodgers' bullpen among those that could be October surprise

    SI "This will not be your father’s postseason, or even your older brother’s postseason. We tend to view the golden age of baseball as whatever was being played when we were in those wonder years when we were between eight and 12 years old. It forms our view of how baseball “should be played,” and of..." September 27

  • A bag with signed Fernandez baseballs washed ashore a day after boat accident

    CBS Sports "In the wake of the tragic death of Marlins starting pitcher Jose Fernandez and two of his friends, a beachgoer in Miami stumbled upon a personal bag -- apparently of Fernandez's -- that washed ashore and contained four autographed baseballs and his checkbook. There also appears to be an iPhone..." September 27

  • Multiple Miami Marlins passed on joining Jose Fernandez on that boat

    Hardball Talk "A brutal couple of updates on the night of Jose Fernandez’s death from Jeff Passan of Yahoo and from Andre Fernandez of the Miami Herald. Passan reports on the leadup to the fateful boat trip. About how a friend of one of the other men killed on the boat had pleaded with him not to go out in..." September 27

  • Yu Darvish's Bro Convicted In MLB Gambling Ring

    TMZ "The brother of MLB superstar Yu Darvish has been convicted of running a multi-million dollar gambling ring that centered around Major League Baseball games ... officials say. Authorities in Japan say 27-year-old Sho Darvish was taking hundreds of bets on MLB games and pro baseball games in..." September 27

  • Details emerge on Jose Fernandez's last night

    USA Today "Jose Fernandez was upset following an argument with his girlfriend and summoned two friends for the late-night boating expedition that ended in the death of the 24-year-old Miami Marlins pitcher and his companions, according to reports that detailed the final evening of his life. Eddy Rivero..." September 27

  • David Ortiz explains why he was 'born to play against the Yankees'

    Fox Sports "Barring a next-to-impossible wild-card scenario for the New York Yankees, Boston Red Sox slugger David Ortiz will play at Yankee Stadium for the last time in a three-game set beginning on Tuesday. The 40-year-old is having an absolutely incredible final season and he's collected some nice..." September 27

  • Why some agents have serious concerns about MLB's next CBA

    Fox Sports "Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred said last week that he was optimistic a new collective-bargaining agreement could be reached in "relatively short order." While most in the sport would celebrate a resolution prior to the current CBA's Dec. 1 expiration, some player agents fear that the new..." September 27

  • Joaquin Benoit Leaves Park On Crutches

    MLB Trade Rumors "Blue Jays reliever Joaquin Benoit left the ballpark last night on crutches, according to Shi Davidi of Sportsnet.ca (via Twitter). The veteran evidently was suffering from a leg injury that arose during a bench-clearing dust-up in yesterday’s game. It would obviously be rather disappointing if..." September 27

  • Dee Gordon: Hitting HR for Jose Fernandez ‘best moment of my life’

    Sportsnaut "Miami Marlins second baseman Dee Gordon paid tribute to fallen teammate Jose Fernandez with a lead-off home run on Monday night. One of Fernandez’s good friends, he broke down in tears afterward. On Sunday, after news broke that Fernandez had died in the tragic boat crash, Gordon remembered his..." September 27

  • Retiring Teixeira not shy about bat flip and yelling 'blown save' after HR vs. Jays

    CBS Sports "Thanks to a five-run ninth inning, the Yankees beat the Blue Jays on Monday night, 7-5. There were fireworks on several occasions. Early on, they came in the form of two different benches-clearing brushes between the teams thanks to exchanging some pitchers thrown at batters (seriously, guys,..." September 27

  • Dee Gordon Overcome With Emotion After Leading Off Marlins Game With A Dinger

    SI "Moments after the Marlins and Mets remembered Jose Fernandez before their game on Monday night in an emotional tribute, infielder Dee Gordon led off the bottom of the first with a solo homer to right, his first of the season. Gordon, wearing Fernandez’s No. 16 jersey on his back, just as his..." September 27

  • Jose Fernandez's No. 16 to Be Retired by Marlins

    Bleacher Report "Miami Marlins pitcher Jose Fernandez, who died Sunday in a boating accident, will be forever remembered as part of the franchise. " September 26

  • Collins: Matz unlikely to pitch in playoffs

    CBS Sports "Matz (shoulder) likely won't appear in any games this week, Anthony DiComo of MLB.com reports. Mere days after the Mets thought that Matz could return to the rotation, the left-hander now seems to be unable to appear for the rest of the regular season. " September 26

  • José Fernández owned boat in fatal crash, water cops say

    Miami Herald "Investigators looking into the crash that killed Miami Marlins pitcher José Fernández and two friends changed course Monday and said the vessel in which they were riding belonged to the superstar pitcher. Authorities said Sunday during a news conference that the boat involved in the fatal..." September 26

  • All Marlins to wear No. 16 in Fernandez tribute

    SI "Every member of the Marlins will wear No. 16 on Monday as a tribute to Jose Fernandez, according to Clark Spencer of the Miami Herald. The game will be Miami’s first since Fernandez was killed in a boat crash early Sunday morning. Sunday’s game against the Braves was canceled. The..." September 26

  • Twins to hire Indians exec Falvey as president

    MLB Trade Rumors "Mike Berardino of the St. Paul Pioneer Press and MLB.com’s Rhett Bollinger both caution that the team’s executive search “is still ongoing” (links to Twitter), and the team has, of course, yet to make an announcement on the hiring." September 26

  • How Baseball World Is Mourning The Death Of José Fernández On Social Media

    Forbes.com "Sunday morning was already shaping up to be a sad day given it would be the last time Vin Scully would call a home game for the Dodgers, but it quickly took on greater sadness and significance when it was learned that Miami Marlins ace pitcher José Fernández had died in a boating accident at the..." September 26

  • Baseball needed Jose Fernandez more than Jose Fernandez needed baseball

    CBS Sports "The baseball world suffered a devastating and tragic loss Sunday morning. Marlins ace Jose Fernandez and two others were killing a boating accident, the team and police have confirmed. The Marlins have canceled Sunday's game against the Braves. Fernandez was only 24 and he'd recently announced..." September 26

  • Don Mattingly sheds tears remembering life and legacy of Jose Fernandez

    Sportsnaut "The sudden and tragic death of Jose Fernandez has obviously hit the Miami Marlins hard. Understandably, manager Don Mattingly had a hard time working through his emotions when talking about the late pitcher." September 25

  • Speed a factor in boat wreck that killed Marlins’ Jose Fernandez

    Palm Beach Post "Marlins pitcher Jose Fernandez was not driving the 32-foot boat when it crashed into a jetty off Miami Beach, Lorenzo Veloz, a spokesman with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission said at a news conference this morning. Officials said alcohol and drugs do not appear to have..." September 25

  • Fernandez recently shared photo of pregnant girlfriend

    Hollywood Life "The news of Miami Marlins pitcher Jose Fernandez’s untimely death gets even sadder. It’s now been revealed that the 24-year-old’s girlfriend, Carla Mendoza, is pregnant. Jose was about to become a father. Jose Fernandez, 24, shared a beautiful photo of his girlfriend, Carla Mendoza, just five..." September 25

  • Harper leaves game with apparent hand injury

    CBS Sports "Harper left Sunday's gamein the third inning with a hand injury, Dan Kolko of the Mid-Atlantic Sports Network reports." September 25

  • Braves, Marlins cancelled due to tragic death of Jose Fernandez

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Miami Marlins pitcher José Fernández was killed in boating accident and the game scheduled against the Atlanta Braves Sunday is canceled, officials said." September 25

  • Marlins ace Jose Fernandez killed in boating accident Sunday

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "Marlins ace Jose Fernandez died in a boating accident early Sunday morning, a source confirmed to the Sun Sentinel. The team, in a statement confirming Fernandez's death, canceled its home game Sunday against the Atlanta Braves." September 25

  • Mourning Ortiz asks Rays to cancel ceremony in his honor

    CBS Boston "A pre-game ceremony recognizing retiring Red Sox slugger David Ortiz has been cancelled–per Ortiz’s wishes–after the death of Miami Marlins pitcher Jose Fernandez. Fernandez, 24, was killed along with two others in a boating accident Sunday morning in Miami." September 25

  • Yangervis Solarte Returns to Pinch Hit 1 Week After His Wife Died

    San Diego Union-Tribune "One week after personal tragedy struck, third baseman Yangervis Solarte rejoined the Padres on Saturday. He had come back, he said, to fulfill the wishes of his late wife. Yuliett Pimentel Solarte died of complications related to cancer on Sept. 17. She was 31. “From the beginning of the..." September 25

  • Trout weighs in on MVP vote: I try to be the best every year

    Los Angeles Times "In this election season, Mike Trout has a simple platform. “I try to be the best player in the league every year,” he said. He has succeeded this year, again. Now comes the vote for most valuable player, and the annual debate over whether “best” and “most valuable” are the same thing. If..." September 25

  • Jimmy Rollins joining TBS for postseason baseball coverage

    Awful Announcing "Former three-time All-Star Jimmy Rollins has impressed viewers over the last couple years as a guest analyst on television. While Rollins has made multiple appearances with Fox Sports in the recent past, he will be linking up with TBS this postseason for a full-time studio role for the network’s..." September 25

  • Zack Greinke’s Season Likely Over

    MLB Trade Rumors "Manager Chip Hale says he does not believe Greinke will pitch again this season, Nick Piecoro of the Arizona Republic tweets." September 25

  • Bumgarner breaks 118-year-old Giants strikeout record

    Sporting News "In his last start, Madison Bumgarner struck out 10 batters, giving him 241 strikeouts on the season, breaking a 118-year-old Giants franchise record for the most strikeouts in a season by a left-handed pitcher. The record was previously set in 1898 by Cy Seymour. Seymour struck out 239 that..." September 25

  • Wilmer Flores Done For Season?

    MLB Trade Rumors "If the reigning National League champion Mets are going to maintain their spot atop the wild-card race, they might have to do it without infielder Wilmer Flores. The 25-year-old hasn’t seen action since Sept. 10 because of a right wrist injury he suffered in a collision with Braves catcher A.J...." September 24

  • LaRoche describes undercover role in sex-trafficking sting

    Washington Post "The American men walked into the darkened brothel in Bangkok and were soon offered a variety of prostitutes, young and old, male and female. “You go in and try to look like a john as much as possible,” one of the Americans said later of his undercover role. “Try to act like them, talk like them...." September 24

  • Quick-healing Sandoval could return this season

    Boston Herald "You thought Pablo Sandoval had been relegated to 2017 by now? Fat chance. The saga that began the Red Sox season with a lot of drama, and maybe unnecessary drama, isn't finished for 2016. But it probably is. Sandoval could, still, might actually return this year, Sox manager John..." September 24

  • Cubs' Maddon: 100 wins would be 'really special'

    MLB.com "The Cubs secured home-field advantage through the National League Championship Series after the Pirates' walk-off win over the Nationals on Friday night. Manager Joe Maddon watched the end of that game. "It's one of our goals," Maddon said Saturday. "The other one is to get 100 wins."" September 24

  • Clevenger compared Black Lives Matter to KKK in Facebook post

    USA Today "Steve Clevenger’s tweet that cost him his job as a Seattle Mariners catcher was not the first occasion he posted racially-charged messages on social media. In an August post from Clevenger’s deactivated Facebook account obtained by USA TODAY Sports, Clevenger called the Black Lives Matter..." September 24

  • Verlander defends Fulmer in testy exchange with reporter

    Detroit Free Press "Detroit Tigers pitcher Justin Verlander deemed it a poor choice of words, so he came to the defense of teammate Michael Fulmer in a social media exchange today with a senior writer for Fox Sports. Dieter Kurtenbach wrote a column explaining why he thought Gary Sanchez of the New York Yankees..." September 24

  • Should MLB be concerned about the increase in home runs this season?

    The Comeback "The Steroid Era, for all of the finger-wagging and disappointment from idealists, was one of the most popular times in MLB history. Sammy Sosa and Mark McGwire produced one of the most memorable summers on record in 1998, simply because of their ability to hit home runs. Sure, the idea of a home..." September 24

  • How Much Has Trea Turner Impacted The Nationals?

    The Sports Quotient "When Trea Turner was called up for good on July 10th, the Nationals already had a 97% chance of winning their division. With players like Daniel Murphy, Wilson Ramos, and a resurgent Anthony Rendon leading the offense, it was not like the team struggled for offensive firepower. However, there were..." September 24

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