• Miguel Cabrera exits game with calf injury

    Sporting News "Already struggling this season, the Tigers may be in a tight spot moving forward after All-Star Miguel Cabrera limped off the field Friday with what is being diagnosed as a left calf strain. Cabrera injured his calf running from first base on a hit-and-run play with Victor Martinez at the dish..." July 04

  • Charges pending in alleged Cardinals computer intrusion of Astros

    CNN "Federal investigators have recommended charges be brought against at least one St. Louis Cardinals employee implicated in the probe of an alleged computer intrusion of databases belonging to the Houston Astros, officials briefed on the investigation said Friday. But it was not immediately clear..." July 04

  • Ben Zobrist is the mystery hitter Mets would ‘overpay’ to get

    New York Post "Sandy Alderson recently stated he was willing to “overpay” for the right hitter to help his lineup. When he said that, he had one player in mind — Ben Zobrist, The Post has learned. Alderson had expressed his interest to Oakland officials about Zobrist, but has seen the switch-hitter, at least..." July 04

  • Yankees, A-Rod settle $30M milestone bonus dispute; team will donate $3.5M to charity

    The Score "The New York Yankees and Alex Rodriguez have settled their dispute regarding his milestone bonuses. The Yankees will make $3.5 million in charitable contributions in lieu of potentially paying out Rodriguez separate $6-million bonuses for moving up the all-time home run list. Major League..." July 03

  • Yankees donate $150,000 to charity to get Alex Rodriguez his 3,000th hit ball

    Hardball Talk "Zack Hample, the Yankees season ticket holder known for catching home runs balls, has changed his mind and will give Alex Rodriguez his 3,000th hit home run … for a price. According to a statement released by the Yankees, the ball will be given to Rodriguez at a press conference this afternoon..." July 03

  • Jose Canseco tells SI he wishes he never wrote 'Juiced'

    SI "Former MLB All-Star Jose Canseco wrote the definitive story on steroids with his book, Juiced. But when he shared his personal story with Sports Illustrated in this week's issue, he revealed that he wishes he hadn't written the book at all. SI's Jack Dickey profiled the enigmatic slugger..." July 03

  • Who is baseball's best manager? The survey says ...

    ESPN "If you subscribe to the notion that smart, analytically savvy front offices determine a team's success and the manager is little more than an appendage clad in cap and spikes, chances are you haven't spent much time following the National League West. Arizona Diamondbacks general manager Dave..." July 03

  • Red Sox GM: 'Time to think about' team being sellers

    NESN "The Boston Red Sox aren’t ready to place a label on themselves just yet. They still could pursue major league players at the trade deadline or they could sell off pieces with an eye toward the future. Either way, it’s clear general manager Ben Cherington is at least considering the latter route..." July 03

  • The Blue Jays are interested in Jeff Samardzija

    Hardball Talk "Jon Heyman reports that Jeff Samardzija is “on the list” of the Blue Jays. Of the best things in life . . . Anyway, both Samardzija and the White Sox have been disappointing this year, with the Sox sitting in last place, ten games out, and with Samardzija going 5-4 with a 4.56 ERA and a..." July 03

  • Mets are falling, but manager Terry Collins appears safe for near term

    CBS Sports "Manager Terry Collins joked after the Mets' latest loss that the team's next step might be a human sacrifice the way things are going. And of course, most figure he might be the obvious guy to be sacrificed. While that may eventually be true, firing Collins isn't on the agenda, at least not..." July 03

  • Tim McCarver says Pete Rose has 'served his time,' should be reinstated

    Sporting News "Pete Rose has a high-profile ally in his fight for reinstatement by Major League Baseball: Hall of Fame broadcaster Tim McCarver. McCarver, who played against and with Rose for two decades, told the Dan Patrick Show on Thursday he has come around to Rose's side after opposing reinstatement "for..." July 03

  • Does Tanaka mystery mean Yanks need to deal for ace?

    New York Post "Until the propeller heads find a way to attach more weight to one of 162 contests than others, all games count the same. A Thursday in April counts the same as a Tuesday in August. Yet, when it comes to feel, an emotion absent from the analytical fraternity, there are certain games dotting the..." July 03

  • Jocketty says Reds won't trade Frazier

    Cincinnati Enquirer "Reds general manager Walt Jocketty is deliberately vague when he talks about trades. "We're always trying to make the club better" is his standard line. But Jocketty was very specific about one thing Thursday: Todd Frazier is not going to be traded. "No, I wouldn't trade him," he said. "I..." July 03

  • Alex Rodriguez badly wants to make All-Star team

    ESPN New York "Alex Rodriguez is a 14-time American League All-Star, but he badly wants No. 15. While he doesn't buy it would validate his comeback, he is willing to go to Cincinnati any way he can. "I would walk there, like the guy who walked to Yankee Stadium," Rodriguez told ESPNNewYork.com's Wallace..." July 03

  • Rangers' Gallardo extends MLB-leading shutout streak to 29 1/3 innings

    The Score "Texas Rangers right-hander Yovani Gallardo is pitching his way into the franchise record books with an organization that boasts alumni like Nolan Ryan, Ferguson Jenkins, and Kenny Rogers. After tossing six scoreless innings against the Baltimore Orioles on Thursday, Gallardo extended his..." July 03

  • Twins will give 16-year-old shortstop Javier record $4 million

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "Miguel Sano was promoted to the major leagues Thursday as the Twins’ highest paid international prospect. He lost that distinction before ever taking an at-bat. The Twins agreed to a $4 million contract with 16-year-old Dominican shortstop Wander Javier, the team confirmed, outstripping the..." July 03

  • Rays James Loney returns tonight from disabled list

    Tampa Tribune "James Loney will be activated from the disabled list today and return to the lineup for the first time since fracturing his left middle finger May 24. “He’s going to help,” Rays manager Kevin Cash said. “There’s no doubt about it. We’re excited to have him back. To be able to plug our first..." July 03

  • Mike Scioscia says Josh Hamilton should apologize to Angels owner Arte Moreno

    Hardball Talk "Josh Hamilton came off the disabled list and rejoined the Rangers just in time to play his old team this weekend, but the former MVP doesn’t think facing the Angels three months after they ate most of his contract to make him go away is a big deal. Here’s what Hamilton told Scott Boeck of USA..." July 03

  • After one year and a spinal fusion, Matt Harrison to return to Rangers rotation

    Dallas Morning News "After a year and a spinal fusion in the lower lumbar region of his back, left-hander Matt Harrison will return to the Rangers rotation. Harrison, who made the last possible start of a 30-day rehab assignment on Wednesday, is scheduled to start either Tuesday or Wednesday against Arizona,..." July 03

  • Cardinals fire scouting director; had admitted to hacking into Astros database

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "The St. Louis Cardinals have terminated the contract of their scouting director, Chris Correa, after an “imposed leave of absence,” a lawyer for Cardinals executives said Thursday. James G. Martin, lawyer for chairman Bill DeWitt Jr. and general manager John Mozeliak, declined to comment on the..." July 02

  • Blue Jays officially sign Vladimir Guerrero Jr.

    Sportsnet "The Toronto Blue Jays have signed the year’s top international prospect. Vladimir Guerrero Jr. has agreed to a $3.9 million deal with the Blue Jays, industry sources confirmed to Sportsnet. The Guerrero Academy announced that the deal — first reported by Jesse Sanchez of MLB.com — and the..." July 02

  • Mariners end $5.8 million reunon with Willie Bloomquist

    Hardball Talk "Last offseason Willie Bloomquist returned to Seattle for a second stint with the Mariners, signing a two-year, $5.8 million deal that seemed like a clear over-pay for a 36-year-old, career-long utility man. He hit like his usual self in a part-time role last season, posting a .643 OPS while..." July 02

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    Matt Eddy @MattEddyBA

    #Dodgers sign RHP Trevor Cahill, 27-year-old groundball machine whom #Braves released on June 20.

  • Yankees, A-Rod, union discussing charitable solution to bonus issue

    Fox Sports "Some charity is likely to benefit from Alex Rodriguez's negotiations with the Yankees over his disputed milestone bonus. Actually, multiple charities. Representatives for Rodriguez, the players' union and Yankees have been talking for weeks about a deal to redirect the $6 million bonus that..." July 02

  • Report: Dodgers expected to finalize $16M deal Thursday with Cuban pitcher Yadier Alvarez

    The Score "The Los Angeles Dodgers will reportedly finalize a deal with one of Cuba's most promising young pitchers Thursday when the new signing period for international prospects begins. Yadier Alvarez, a 19-year-old right-hander whose fastball can touch 99 miles per hour, is expected to complete a..." July 02

  • Bill Stoneman taking over as Angels’ interim GM

    Hardball Talk "MLB.com’s Alden Gonzalez has been all over this story for years, and he is first here too … Stoneman was the Angels’ general manager in 2002, when the the franchise won its last World Series championship. He had been working in an advisory role for the past couple of seasons." July 02

  • John Henry says upping $200 M payroll possible

    Boston Herald "After making enough of a run over the final days of June to climb back toward contention, Red Sox owner John Henry yesterday told the Herald that adding to the club’s nearly $200 million payroll for more help in key areas is a possibility. “It’s not crazy (to say that),” Henry said. “But a few..." July 02

  • Report: Giants agree to sign touted Bahamian SS for $6M

    CSN Bay Area "MLB's international signing period began Thursday, and the Giants didn't wait long to make their splash. San Francisco signed switch-hitting Bahamian shortstop Lucius Fox on the day he turned 18, according to an MLB.com report. Fox will get a team record international signing bonus of $6..." July 02

  • David Wright gives Mets the update they’ve been hoping for

    New York Post "With fingers crossed, the Mets are hoping David Wright can begin limited baseball activities next week. Manager Terry Collins told The Post on Wednesday that he has spoken to the Mets captain in recent days, and Wright is the most upbeat he has been “in a long time” as he rehabs from spinal..." July 02

  • Rangers sign deal with OF Leodys Taveras, one of top-ranked international prospects

    Dallas Morning News "The Texas Rangers on Thursday signed outfielder Leodys Taveras of the Dominican Republic, according to the club. Thursday is the first day to sign international free agents. “Our international scouts did an outstanding job signing Leody Taveras, one of the most talented players in this..." July 02

  • Sonny Gray released from hospital after severe stomach bug

    San Francisco Chronicle "A severe case of bacterial gastroenteritis kept Sonny Gray in the hospital a second night, but the A’s right-hander was released Wednesday afternoon and will be back at the Coliseum on Thursday. Gray received IV fluids and antibiotics, but according to Dr. Allan Pont, the specific bacteria has..." July 02

  • Astros slugger George Springer likely headed to DL with wrist injury

    Houston Chronicle "Center fielder George Springer exited Wednesday night with a right wrist contusion one inning after he was hit in the right wrist by a pitch. Now the Astros might have to start the season’s second half without one of their most dynamic players. “I’m not optimistic he’s going to miss the DL,”..." July 02

  • V-Mart: 'I have no respect' for Pirates players, coaches

    Detroit Free Press "It was, Brad Ausmus said, yesterday's news. But when Tigers designated hitter Victor Martinez said he had no respect for Pirates players and coaches after the team's 5-4 loss in 14 innings on Tuesday night — specifically naming right-hander Gerrit Cole — it spilled into the next..." July 02

  • Twins promote top prospect Miguel Sano

    The Score "After losing their top prospect to injury less than one week ago, the Minnesota Twins will turn to another highly touted youngster to bolster their 25-man roster. The Twins have promoted third baseman Miguel Sano from Double-A Chattanooga on Thursday, roughly five days after placing center..." July 02

  • Happy Jose Fernandez Day!

    Fox Sports "When Thursday's MLB slate begins at 12:10 p.m. ET, Jose Fernandez will throw his first pitch for the Marlins since May 9, 2014. Fernandez tore the UCL ligament in his elbow last season, leading to Tommy John surgery. In five minor-league rehab starts, Fernandez posted a 4.01 ERA but struck out..." July 02

  • Longtime Brewers GM Doug Melvin contemplating new role with team

    CBS Sports "Longtime Brewers GM Doug Melvin is seriously considering retiring from that job to take another position in the organization after a very nice run in that position, sources say. Melvin and Brewers owner Mark Attanasio have been talking about Melvin's likely next move over the past several..." July 02

  • Adrian Beltre loses Rangers 2011 AL Championship ring, suite tickets in burglary of home

    Dallas Morning News "As if Rangers third baseman Adrian Beltre doesn’t have enough to deal with thanks to a painful left thumb, he’s also dealing with a burglary of his Bluffview/Preston Hollow area home. According to City of Dallas police reports, Beltre’s home was burglarized last Thursday morning shortly after..." July 02

  • Lack of hitting not the only problem the fading Mets face

    New York Post "The Mets breathed a sigh of relief early Wednesday when they learned Michael Cuddyer shouldn’t be out very long with an injured knee. The bad news is the Mets are still stuck with an offense that’s already on the disabled list. Another night at Citi Field reaped another wasted pitching..." July 02

  • MLB, players' union commit $30 million to youth baseball development

    Fox Sports "When Rob Manfred became commissioner last January, he said his top priority was expanding baseball through youth participation. Manfred, in conjunction with the players' union, is putting substance behind those words. Major League Baseball and the union have agreed to a joint $30 million..." July 01

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    Alden Gonzalez @Alden_Gonzalez

    Source: Jerry Dipoto has made a final decision. He is stepping down.

  • Joe Maddon brings in magician to 'lighten things up' amid Cubs' skid

    ESPN Chicago "Claiming zoo animals are too hard to find on the road at the last minute, Chicago Cubs manager Joe Maddon instead brought a magician in to perform for his team before Tuesday's game against the New York Mets. "Joe started talking about [baseball] magic and the next thing I know there was a..." July 01

  • Ervin Santana ready to join Twins

    Hardball Talk "Ervin Santana, who signed a four-year, $55 million deal with the Twins this offseason and then got suspended 80 games for PEDs before throwing a pitch, is now ready to join the rotation. Santana has been “rehabbing” in the minors to prepare for being activated from the suspended list and he..." July 01

  • Reports: GM Jerry Dipoto Forced Out in Anaheim

    Deadspin "Jerry Dipoto has learned an inviolable rule of working for the Angels: get into a power struggle with Arte Moreno’s guy, and you’re not going to win it. According to multiple reports, the Anaheim GM resigned and packed up his office last night. Dipoto is “definitely out,” a source told ESPN,..." July 01

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    Jerry Crasnick @jcrasnick

    Assuming Jerry Dipoto is gone with the #Angels, signs are pointing toward Matt Klentak to replace him. Not confirmed yet.

  • Astros OF Colby Rasmus stays overnight in hospital to treat infection

    Houston Chronicle "Outfielder Colby Rasmus’ infection in his left wrist following a bug bite had him hospitalized overnight into Tuesday, manager A.J. Hinch said. Hinch said Rasmus’ condition didn’t worsen, but Hinch was less firm about Rasmus making the Astros’ upcoming road trip. The team departs Houston for..." July 01

  • Happy Bobby Bonilla Mets pay day

    CBS Sports "July 1 means many things in Major League Baseball, such as the beginning of the fourth month of the season -- so we can stop with "it's still early" talk for good. One of those things is Bobby Bonilla pay day. Yes, July 1 is when Bobby Bonilla annually gets a check from the Mets for..." July 01

  • Phillies name Pete Mackanin as interim manager for rest of season

    Sporting News "Following the resignation of their manager and the hiring of a new team president, the Phillies are a team in flux. At least they'll have the same field manager for the rest of the season. Bench coach Pete Mackanin was named interim manager following the surprise resignation of manager Ryne..." July 01

  • Ballhawk who caught A-Rod’s 3,000th hit ball says he’s received threats

    Sportress of Blogitude "Zack Hample, the so-called “professional ballhawk” who gained possession of the ball Alex Rodriguez deposited into the Yankee Stadium outfield seats for his 3,000th hit, claims he has received numerous “scary” threats due to his hard-line stance against freely relinquishing the coveted piece of..." July 01

  • Rangers activate Josh Hamilton, send Joey Gallo to minors

    Dallas Morning News "The Rangers on Tuesday activated Josh Hamilton from the DL and ended Joey Gallo’s one-month exposure to the major leagues. Gallo was optioned to Triple-A Round Rock in order to make room for Hamilton. Gallo had not played above Double-A before the Rangers purchased his contract on June..." July 01

  • Phil Kenner claims Ken Jowdy supplied Roger Clemens with PEDs

    New York Daily News "Alleged con man Phil Kenner has already accused a golf resort developer of stealing millions from NHL players and then conspiring with former FBI director Louis Freeh to pin the blame on Kenner. But wait, there’s more! The one-time financial adviser also indicated last week that he told the..." July 01