• Cubs, Blue Jays among teams scouting Athletics' Gray

    Sportsnet "The Toronto Blue Jays were among several teams to scout the latest start of Oakland Athletics right-hander Sonny Gray, according to Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle. Slusser reports that the Chicago Cubs, Seattle Mariners, Atlanta Braves and Boston Red Sox also sent executives and..." June 27

  • Phillies' Herrera fined by manager for latest baserunning gaffe

    CSN Philly "Early Sunday morning, Odubel Herrera was summoned into manager Pete Mackanin's office for a chat. It wasn't the first time it has happened this season. But it was the first time this happened: Mackanin, according to sources, fined Herrera an undisclosed amount of money stemming from an..." June 27

  • Melancon slams report suggesting tension with Giants' teammates

    San Francisco Chronicle "Mark Melancon said he was in on moving back the bullpen’s 3:30 p.m. stretch time, explaining that a later stretch gives relievers more time to receive treatment, work in the weight room and eat before taking the field. The Giants’ closer was reacting to a Fox Sports report that he “rubbed some..." June 27

  • Rockies Acquire Zac Rosscup From Cubs For Matt Carasiti

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Rockies and Cubs have announced a swap of pitchers, with the Rockies adding the southpaw Zac Rosscup out of DFA limb. Heading to Chicago in return is right-hander Matt Carasiti. The 29-year-old Rosscup will provide Colorado with a potential lefty specialist. Over his career, he has..." June 27

  • Rob Gronkowski’s vulgar roast of David Ortiz too raunchy for television

    Sportsnaut "New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski went totally unfiltered when he roasted MLB legend David Ortiz last Thursday. Many lines were crossed when Gronk took center stage and and rattled off a stand-up routine that was wildly vulgar and offensive to many people on many levels (more on..." June 26

  • Rockies call up Jairo Diaz to help ailing bullpen, place CarGo and Anderson on DL

    BNS Denver "The Colorado Rockies made a series of roster moves Monday afternoon starting with placing left-handed pitcher Tyler Anderson right back on the Disabled List just one start after coming off of it. This is a tough blow for Anderson who has struggled with injuries in his history, though the hamstring..." June 26

  • Red Sox could be interested in Sonny Gray

    WEEI Boston "Even though the Red Sox recently added right-hander Doug Fister, they might still look to make another move to their starting rotation. According to Yahoo! Sports' Jeff Passan, the Red Sox have sent some of their "most respected evaluators" to Sonny Gray's last two starts, which indicates the..." June 26

  • Marlins trade Hechavarria to Rays for prospects

    Miami Herald "The Marlins traded shortstop Adeiny Hechavarria to the Tampa Bay Rays for a pair of fringe prospects on Monday as the first step in what could turn into a major roster rebuild for Miami. The trade, which had been rumored for days, came as no surprise. With rookie shortstop JT Riddle settling..." June 26

  • Nats players are fed up with their bullpen issues

    Hardball Talk "Tom Boswell of the Washington Post does frequent Q&As with readers and today he had quite the A to one of their Qs. The question was about the Nats’ bullpen, which is obviously a glaring weakness on an otherwise excellent team. Following a long answer talking about the approach to bullpen..." June 26

  • The terrible Giants need to rebuild and have plenty to offer in trades

    CBS Sports "The San Francisco Giants made the playoffs and won the NL wild card game last year, but that might have obscured the direction things were going. They were 30-42 after the All-Star break. Only the Twins and Phillies won fewer games in the second half. That has continued into this season, as the..." June 26

  • Nationals In Talks With Francisco Rodriguez

    MLB Trade Rumors "Right-hander Francisco Rodriguez, who was recently released by the Tigers, is being pursued by the Nationals and is likely to end up signing there, reports Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports (via Twitter). The Nationals, of course, have a clear need for bullpen help, and while K-Rod has been torched..." June 26

  • The Giants chemistry is suffering because a guy they all hated is gone

    Hardball Talk "I’ve spent years arguing with people about team chemistry. You know the battle lines on all of that now: people who talk a lot about team chemistry tend to attribute winning or losing to good or bad chemistry, respectively. I tend to think that characterizing chemistry is a retroactive exercise in..." June 26

  • Miguel Tejada Had His Home Home Burglarized ... Suspect Arrested

    TMZ "Bad news, good news for ex-MLB superstar Miguel Tejada ... Bad News -- someone broke into Tejada's Ft. Lauderdale home and jacked thousands of dollars worth of expensive belongings. Good News -- Cops have arrested the suspect and Tejada should get his stuff back. Here's what we know ......" June 26

  • Charlie Sheen puts Babe Ruth ring, Red Sox sale document up for auction

    ESPN "Charlie Sheen has revealed himself as the owner of two of the most coveted pieces of Babe Ruth memorabilia, which will be sold Friday. Sheen told ESPN on Monday that it is he who consigned Babe Ruth's 1927 World Series ring and an original copy of the sale document that sent the Bambino from..." June 26

  • Blue Jays’ Roberto Osuna feels good in return to the mound

    Sportsnet "Roberto Osuna says he never feels as good as when he’s on the mound. Toes on the rubber, ball in his hand, 97 m.p.h. of heat in his arm. Friday night, the Toronto Blue Jays closer didn’t get to have that feeling, a mental health issue preventing him from pitching in a save situation. But on..." June 26

  • Keith Lockhart's son seriously injured, hospitalized after being hit in face with baseball

    USA Today "Jason Lockhart, the 15-year-old son of former Atlanta Braves second baseman Keith Lockhart, is receiving serious medical attention to treat profuse bleeding after he was hit in the face with a baseball, according to the Associated Press and other media reports. The younger Lockhart was hit..." June 26

  • Melancon 'Rubbing Teammates' the Wrong Way

    Fox Sports "Things are different around the San Francisco Giants, and not simply because the three-time World Series champions are on pace to lose 100 games for the first time since 1985. The clubhouse, once populated by outspoken veterans and compelling eccentrics, is quiet to the point of being boring,..." June 26

  • Report: Phillies making Maikel Franco available in trade discussions

    Hardball Talk "Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe reports that the Phillies are making third baseman Maikel Franco “more than available” in trade discussions. Franco, 24, is having an abysmal season after showing promise in 2015 and ’16. Through 289 plate appearances, he’s hitting .221/.280/.365 with nine home..." June 26

  • Yankees' Hicks expected to miss 3-4 weeks with oblique injury

    Newark Star-Ledger "Yankees outfielder Aaron Hicks' dream season has taken a turn toward pain and frustration. His shocking run from fourth outfielder to All-Star candidate is over. Hicks suffered a right oblique injury during the Yankees' 8-7 loss to the Texas Rangers on Sunday, and an MRI revealed bad..." June 26

  • Madison Bumgarner began his rehab assignment yesterday

    Hardball Talk "Giants ace Madison Bumgarner tossed three no-hit innings yesterday in his first minor league rehab start with the Giants’ Arizona Rookie League team. He struck out two and walked a guy, while sitting in the 88-91 m.p.h. range on his fastball. Bumgarner, who is coming back from a sprained left..." June 26

  • Adeiny talks active; Rays the front-runners

    MLB.com "The Marlins remain in discussions with multiple teams regarding Adeiny Hechavarria, but the Rays are believed to be the front-runners for the 28-year-old shortstop. According to sources, Miami is hoping to deal Hechavarria for one or perhaps two pitching prospects, and is seeking to get a deal..." June 26

  • Marlins Likely To Deal Hechavarria Soon, Willing To Listen On Relievers

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Rays seem to be the “frontrunners” in talks, MLB.com’s Joe Frisaro tweets. Miami is looking for young pitching in return for Hechavarria. JUNE 25, 10:20pm: The Padres have joined the Rays in the Hechavarria sweepstakes, Clark Spencer reports (via Twitter). The Cardinals are no longer..." June 26

  • Giancarlo Stanton officially commits to Home Run Derby, excited to defend title

    Sporting News "Marlins slugger Giancarlo Stanton has committed to defending his title at the 2017 Home Run Derby in Miami. MLB's All-Star weekend is less than a month away, and the Home Run derby has been reinvigorated in recent years. Stanton, who bashed his 20th home run of the season during Sunday's 4-2..." June 26

  • After 112 batters and 51 strikeouts, Dodgers' Jansen issues first walk of 2017

    CBS Sports "The Dodgers came back against the Rockies (LAD 12, COL 6) on Sunday to earn their 10th consecutive win. Colorado setup man Adam Ottavino melted down spectacularly in the game. The most unlikely thing about the game was not Ottavino uncorking four wild pitches in one inning. It was Dodgers..." June 26

  • Tim Tebow lands a promotion: The Mets plan to send him to High Class A in Florida

    CBS Sports "Mets GM Sandy Alderson on Sunday announced that outfield prospect and former NFL quarterback Tim Tebow is being promoted from Columbia of the Low-A South Atlantic League to St. Lucie of the High-A Florida State League. Tebow, 29, put up a batting line of .222/.311/.340 at Columbia with three..." June 25

  • Michael Conforto exits game after being hit on wrist

    Fanrag Sports "New York Mets outfielder Michael Conforto exited Sunday’s game against the San Francisco Giants in the sixth inning after being hit by a pitch on the left wrist earlier in the contest. Giants starter Matt Moore hit Conforto in the fifth inning and after a short delay, he was able to run for..." June 25

  • Yankees concerned as Matt Holliday still not fully recovered from last week's allergic reaction

    New York Daily News "Matt Holliday still isn’t fully recovered from an allergic reaction he experienced just over a week ago in Oakland, and for that reason, he was out of the Yankees’ lineup Sunday against the Rangers. Aaron Judge started at designated hitter and Mason Williams played right field. “It’s not to..." June 25

  • Ichiro becomes oldest to start a game in CF

    MLB.com "With a rare start in center against the Cubs on Sunday, Ichiro Suzuki made history. At 43 years and 246 days old, the Marlins outfielder became the oldest starting center fielder since 1900, per Elias Sports." June 25

  • David Price dealing with cracked fingernail following Saturday's loss

    Boston Herald "Red Sox starter David Price is dealing with a cracked fingernail on the middle finger of his pitching hand, manager John Farrell explained today, a few hours before the finale of a three-game series against the Los Angeles Angels at Fenway Park. Price left his start against the Angels on..." June 25

  • Maikel Franco Rumored to Be 'More Than Available' in Trade from Phillies

    Bleacher Report "The Philadelphia Phillies have made struggling third baseman Maikel Franco available in trade talks as MLB's hot stove heats up ahead of July's trade deadline. Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe categorized Franco as "more than available," though it's unclear how much compensation the Phillies..." June 25

  • Brewers claim Vogt off waivers from Athletics

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Brewers have claimed catcher Stephen Vogt off waivers from the Athletics, reports Jerry Crasnick of ESPN (on Twitter). Milwaukee was the only team to put in a claim for Vogt, tweets Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle. The 32-year-old Vogt had been in limbo since the A’s designated..." June 25

  • Jacob deGrom thriving after getting tip from John Smoltz

    New York Post "The rest of the Mets can learn from Jacob deGrom. When he had his issues this season, he fixed them the old-fashioned way. He worked and worked to get it right. “He’s a workaholic,” manager Terry Collins said. “Worked hard at fixing the things that needed to be fixed. It paid off. He studied..." June 25

  • Phillies have 'standing offer' on table for Neshek

    CSN Philly "There are five weeks to go before the non-waiver trade deadline and the Phillies have already received at least one offer for one of their players. The club has a "standing offer" on the table for veteran reliever Pat Neshek, according to a source. The right-hander is having a strong season...." June 25

  • Three A’s rookies hit their first big league home runs on Saturday

    Hardball Talk "The Athletics followed Friday’s 3-0 shutout with a rookie-led home run derby on Saturday afternoon, watching not one, not two, but three rookies belt their first major league home runs off of the White Sox’ James Shields. Right fielder Matt Olson was the first to strike, taking Shields deep on..." June 25

  • Mike Moustakas has a chance to blow Royals' home run record out of the water

    CBS Sports "Remember Steve Balboni? Many will. Many won't. The stocky first baseman/designated hitter had a quick run as the Royals' primary power hitter in the mid- to late-'80s, averaging 29 home runs per season from 1984-87 in K.C. He won a ring as part of that 1985 Royals team, hitting .320 in the World..." June 25

  • Ozzie Guillen says Mark Buehrle was best player he managed

    Chicago Sun-Times "Former White Sox manager Ozzie Guillen said Saturday that left-hander Mark Buehrle was the best player he managed. And for a manager known to speak his mind, one can be sure he meant it. Guillen bragged about Buehrle before a ceremony to retire Buehrle’s No. 56 at Guaranteed Rate Field. ‘‘In..." June 25

  • Mets can’t ignore reality of lost season and must start to plan rebuild

    New York Daily News "Jay Bruce has already done this. For the first four months of last season, the right fielder spent part of every day either talking about possibly being traded or at least wondering about it. Signed by the Reds as an 18-year-old with braces and long hair, Bruce wondered about the baseball world..." June 25

  • Eduardo Rodriguez close to making his return

    WEEI Boston "The Red Sox might be close to actually having their entire rotation intact. Eduardo Rodriguez took his last step before heading out on a rehab assignment, throwing a 68-pitch simulated game at Fenway Park Saturday afternoon. It was the first time the lefty had faced live hitters since going on..." June 25

  • Tigers' Brad Ausmus worried about breaking losing streak, not job security

    Detroit Free Press "Detroit Tigers manager Brad Ausmus acknowledged the current seven-game losing streak feels similar to the stretch last May. The Tigers lost seven in a row and 11 of 12 before J.D. Martinez's home run at Baltimore helped spark the Tigers to a win. The Tigers went on to win eight of their next..." June 25

  • Cardinals bringing back Grichuk after Memphis hot streak, per source

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "During the press conference that should have ignited a resolute urgency around the Cardinals clubhouse, general manager John Mozeliak said at some point the team was going to have to bring outfielder Randal Grichuk back to the majors and have him "sink or swim." That time has arrived. A day..." June 25

  • Dodgers’ Corey Seager day-to-day with hamstring strain

    L.A. Daily News "For now, Corey Seager will avoid a trip to the disabled list. An MRI of Seager’s right hamstring on Saturday revealed he had suffered only a grade I strain, a positive development for the Dodgers’ star shortstop who was pulled from a 6-1 victory over Colorado the previous day after experiencing..." June 25

  • NESN won't air David Ortiz comedy roast due to vulgarity

    WEEI Boston "The David Ortiz comedy roast was too risque for NESN. According the Boston Globe, the network won't air the special this weekend due to vulgar and profane humor. Rob Gronkowski and Dustin Pedroia, as well as comedians Bill Burr, Lenny Clarke, and Sarah Tiana, gathered at the House of Blues..." June 24

  • The Mets’ 6 most valuable trade chips as they go into sell mode

    Fox Sports "Reality finally is setting in for the injury-plagued and inconsistent Mets, who are 12 games back in the NL East and 13.5 games behind in the NL wild-card race. According to an ESPN report, New York is “open for business now” in terms of trade talks, and GM Sandy Alderson didn’t exactly squash..." June 24

  • Rangers ace Cole Hamels to return from DL Monday

    Sporting News "Texas Rangers fans and fantasy owners alike can breathe a little easier now, Cole Hamels is back. The Rangers announced Saturday the 33-year-old starting pitcher will be making his return to the rotation Monday when Texas takes on the Indians in Cleveland. Hamels (oblique) has been on the..." June 24

  • 'Anxious and lost' Osuna seeing psychologist for mental illness

    Sportsnet "Toronto Blue Jays closer Roberto Osuna says he has felt “anxious and lost” of late. Osuna was not available in Friday night’s 5-4 loss to the Kansas City Royals, with manager John Gibbons saying after the game that the closer “wasn’t feeling good today. That’s all you need to know.”" June 24

  • Young Mets players can’t help but feel ‘weird’ about Asdrubal Cabrera situation, team being in rebuild mode

    New York Daily News "For a team that has been in the building-up mode for the last five seasons, Friday was something of a shock to the younger players in the Mets clubhouse. As word started to filter around the visiting clubhouse at AT&T Park that Asdrubal Cabrera was asking for a trade, younger players were..." June 24

  • Chris Carter designated for assignment; Yankees promote 1B Tyler Austin from minors

    ESPN "The New York Yankees have designated Chris Carter for assignment and will promote Tyler Austin from the minors in an attempt to boost their production at first base. The Yankees announced the moves late Friday after their extra-innings victory over the Texas Rangers. Austin will be recalled..." June 24

  • Dodgers berate Bellinger for not knowing who Jerry Seinfeld is

    SI "Cody Bellinger can never be Jerry Seinfeld's latex salesman. The Dodgers' phenom told ESPN's Scott Van Pelt on Friday that he isn't familiar with this Seinfeld guy. And there is definitely something wrong that. This all started when Bellinger's teammate (and Tweeter extraordinaire, Brandon..." June 24

  • Mark Buehrle admits he had a few drinks before World Series save

    Sportsnaut "Game 3 of the 2005 World Series is one of the more memorable in recent memory. The Chicago White Sox defeated the Houston Astros in 14 innings. The pitching staff’s were stretched so thin that Mark Buehrle — who had started Game 2 in Chicago two days earlier, picked up the save. In the years..." June 24

  • Mets' inexplicable Jose Reyes love causes Asdrubal Cabrera to request trade

    CBS Sports "The New York Mets love Jose Reyes -- that much is clear. Why the Mets love Reyes is unclear. He's an unskilled defender who entered Friday night hitting .193/.265/.321. Add in his domestic violence suspension last season, and there isn't much to recommend him. Yet the Mets have nonetheless..." June 24

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