• The Red Sox have inquired on a couple of Braves pitchers

    Hardball Talk "Jim Bowden of ESPN reports that the Red Sox have inquired on Braves pitchers Julio Teheran and Arodys Vizcaino. It’s a matchup that makes sense, though Bowden says that “there is no traction to a trade at this time.” The sense part is that the Red Sox could use a starter and Teheran looks like..." June 24

  • Rays add to outfield by acquiring Arcia from Twins

    Fox Sports "The Tampa Bay Rays have acquired left-handed hitting outfielder Oswaldo Arcia from the Minnesota Twins in exchange for a player to be named or cash considerations. A corresponding move will be announced later to make room on the active roster. To make room on the 40-man roster, right-handed..." June 24

  • The Cubs’ record isn’t that special anymore

    SB Nation "The Cubs have lost four games in a row. They’re still in first place in the NL Central and are nine games up on the second-place Cardinals, but their overall record just isn’t what it was earlier in the year: that nine-game lead isn’t even the largest division lead in the majors anymore. The Cubs..." June 24

  • Matt Harvey: 'It's been a struggle mechanically pretty much all year'

    ESPN "Matt Harvey expressed satisfaction with limiting the damage against him Thursday. Still, the Dark Knight felt like he fell back into a mechanical rut in the New York Mets’ 4-3 loss to the Atlanta Braves at Turner Field. Harvey allowed two runs on eight hits in six innings in a no-decision. He..." June 24

  • Mets would expect Reyes to address domestic matter if signed

    New York Post "If the Mets and Jose Reyes want a reunion, the biggest remaining obstacle has been removed. On Thursday, the Rockies placed the veteran shortstop on waivers for the purpose of giving him his unconditional release. The move ensures Reyes can’t be traded by the Rockies and will become a free..." June 24

  • Terry Collins apologizes to Mets PR man Jay Horwitz for 'puppy dog' comment

    Newark Star-Ledger "Manager Terry Collins apologized Thursday for snapping at longtime Mets media relations director Jay Horwitz following the club's 4-3 win over the Kansas City Royals Wednesday. "I want to publicly apologize to not only you guys but to Jay," Collins said. "I was out of line saying what I said..." June 24

  • Braves' Vizcaino drawing intense interest

    Talking Chop "There’s been plenty of trade talk surrounding the Atlanta Braves this season, and today the rumors have been flying all over the place. Julio Teheran will continue to be the biggest name that we hear about in trade rumors, and there was a fresh rumor today that Bud Norris is drawing interest on..." June 24

  • Carlos Beltran in line for $17M offer — if he lasts till August

    New York Post "Part of the big-picture plan for the Yankees – to get younger, more athletic and more financially flexible – has been to run out big contracts: Carlos Beltran and Mark Teixeira after this season, and Alex Rodriguez and CC Sabathia after next. But I believe it is becoming more likely that..." June 24

  • Umpire needs stitches after terrifying hit to the head with bat

    Sporting News "MLB umpire Paul Emmel needed to be removed from a game between the Angeles and Athletics Thursday after getting hit in the head by a bat from behind the plate. The incident occurred during an at-bat in the bottom of the ninth inning. Angels infielder Jefry Marte lost control of his bat on the..." June 24

  • Noah Syndergaard speculates workload is leading to elbow flare-ups

    ESPN "Noah Syndergaard rejoined the New York Mets on Thursday and declared himself fit to face the Washington Nationals on his normal turn. Syndergaard departed Wednesday’s start against the Kansas City Royals after six innings due to discomfort in the back of his right elbow. The team dispatched him..." June 24

  • Astros have done 'homework' on Cuban infielder Yulieski Gourriel

    Houston Chronicle "Although the next international signing period does not begin until July 2, 32-year-old Cuban infielder Yulieski Gourriel is not subject to international bonus pool rules. Gourriel was recently declared a major league free agent and is working out privately for teams. According to reports, he..." June 24

  • MLB suspends Mariners prospect Boog Powell 80 games for PEDs

    USA Today "Seattle Mariners minor league outfielder Herschel “Boog” Powell was suspended 80 games by Major League Baseball on Thursday, becoming the latest player to test positive for a long-banned anabolic steroid. Powell, who is on the Mariners’ 40-man roster but has yet to play in the major leagues,..." June 24

  • Rangers’ Colby Lewis out two months with strained lat

    MLB Daily Dish "Rangers right-hander Colby Lewis will miss at least two months with a strained lat muscle, as reported by Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. Lewis is the third Rangers’ starter to be lost in the last two weeks, joining Yu Darvish and Derek Holland on the disabled list. Lewis has been..." June 24

  • Report: Mets targeting Jose Reyes at 3B as reunion grows closer

    Newsday "Jose Reyes is on the brink of what is increasingly looking like a once-unfathomable reunion with the Mets. One of the final hurdles for a comeback was cleared Thursday when the Rockies requested waivers to grant the shortstop his unconditional release. The announcement was mostly procedural, as..." June 23

  • As Mets mull Jose Reyes reunion, fan starts petition urging team to not support domestic abusers

    New York Daily News "The Mets are split about welcoming back Jose Reyes to Queens. One fan, however, knows exactly how she feels about the former Met. Olivia Devlin started a petition on change.org — "New York Mets Fans Do Not Support Domestic Abusers" — after she learned that the Mets might bring back the..." June 23

  • Heyman: Cubs not interested in trading top prospects

    Today's Knuckleball "Theo Epstein, Jed Hoyer and the Chicago Cubs front office’s biggest focus has been acquiring young talent since the regime took over. But now that the team is not only contending but considered the favorite by most, is it time to move that young talent for an immediate boost in areas of..." June 23

  • The Indians have an obstacle to clear if they want Jay Bruce

    Fox Sports "The Indians, short on outfielders, have been mentioned as a possible suitor for the Reds’ Jay Bruce. There is just one problem: Bruce added the Indians to his no-trade list in November, enabling him to block any proposed trade to Cleveland, a major-league source said. The Indians still could..." June 23

  • The Rangers rotation is suddenly an injured mess

    SB Nation "The Rangers lost two starters, and maybe for a considerable time, on Wednesday. First, Derek Holland landed on the disabled list with inflammation in his throwing shoulder — that might explain why he’s having an underwhelming season, but a shoulder injury is also potentially bad news when it..." June 23

  • Marlins Among Teams With Interest In Bud Norris

    MLB Trade Rumors "Braves righty Bud Norris had a dismal start to the season, but he’s righted the ship over the past seven weeks or so and is drawing trade interest from multiple clubs, including the Marlins, reports Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports (via Twitter). Norris, 31, isn’t exactly a marquee trade chip but..." June 23

  • Floundering Angels need to sell

    Sporting News "In Mike Scioscia's 15 years as Angels manager, the team has enjoyed consistent success. With seven playoff appearances, six AL West Division titles and one World Series ring, it's hard to doubt "the process" in Anaheim. But with a 2016 that has been consistently inconsistent, Angels GM Billy..." June 23

  • Rockies to officially release Reyes

    The Score "Jose Reyes' time with the Colorado Rockies is officially coming to an end. The club announced Thursday it's requested waivers on the 33-year-old shortstop for the purpose of granting him his unconditional release. Reyes recently completed a 51-game suspension for violating Major League..." June 23

  • Tigers sign top draft pick Matt Manning

    Detroit Free Press "Matt Manning made his dream a reality today. The Detroit Tigers’ first-round draft pick signed his first professional contract today in Lakeland, Fla., according to a person with knowledge of the situation. Manning was selected No. 9 overall in this month’s draft. His contract is for slot..." June 23

  • Jose Fernandez and Gerrit Cole ‘pipe dreams’ to be traded

    Today's Knuckleball "In an effort to improve their starting rotation, the Boston Red Sox made calls on young stars Jose Fernandez and Gerrit Cole, but they were given an answer that the teams will give everyone: No. One GM called Fernandez or Cole being traded ‘pipe dreams’. The Marlins have no intention of..." June 23

  • Jurickson Profar, once baseball's best prospect, is now baseball's best comeback story

    Sporting News "Baseball’s best comeback story can’t help but smile a lot these days. “The last two years, I’ve been working very hard to be back in the big leagues,” Jurickson Profar says as a grin appears, “and when I finally got the call, it was a very good moment.” Profar spent all of 2014 on the..." June 23

  • Who would catch knuckleballer Steven Wright in the All-Star Game?

    Fox Sports "The mere mention of Red Sox knuckleballer Steven Wright sent Royals catcher Sal Perez into a slight panic. “Oh my God,” Perez said Wednesday morning at Citi Field, “Is he starting?” Well, no — it is too early to know whether Wright will even make the American League All-Star team, much less..." June 23

  • The Indians have built a spectacular Jobu shrine in their clubhouse

    Fox Sports "The AL Central-leading Cleveland Indians are riding a six-game winning streak and are 15-6 this month, including 11-0 at home. So, to what should they attribute their success? Perhaps to the same higher power that famed Indians slugger Pedro Cerrano once credited for his power. Yes, the..." June 23

  • ‘Slim’ trade market for Reyes; all eyes on Mets

    Today's Knuckleball "Word is, the trade market for Jose Reyes is said to be “small,” with the chances for a trade, as of Wednesday afternoon, said to be “slim.” The Rockies have until Saturday to find a deal, or he’ll be released, which seems to be the more likely alternative at this point. Here’s an indication of..." June 23

  • Rob Manfred said he “would not disqualify” Las Vegas to one day have a MLB team

    Hardball Talk "The NHL will soon bring an expansion team in Las Vegas, while the NFL and NBA have continued interest in the city. Major League Baseball is no different. Commissioner Rob Manfred said he “would not disqualify” Vegas one day having a major league team. In the past, Major League Baseball has been..." June 23

  • Orioles interested in Pirates starter Francisco Liriano

    Camden Chat "Baseball’s trade deadline is over a month away, which doesn’t mean that the Orioles aren’t out there looking to make an early move if they can find the right one. MLB Network’s Jon Morosi reported on Wednesday afternoon that the Orioles are interested in Pirates starter Francisco Liriano. Some..." June 23

  • Report: Mets could move Walker to 3rd to accommodate Reyes

    The Score "The New York Mets are considering where Jose Reyes would fit on the diamond should they acquire the Colorado Rockies shortstop. In order to accommodate the lifelong middle infielder, team officials have reportedly discussed moving Neil Walker to third base in order to use Reyes at second,..." June 22

  • Is Tigers rookie Michael Fulmer the next Justin Verlander?

    ESPN "It was his first spring training since joining the Detroit Tigers in a trade the previous season, so virtually everything was unfamiliar. The setup in Lakeland, Florida; the coaching staff, including newly hired pitching coach Rich Dubee, and an entirely new roster of teammates. Michael Fulmer..." June 22

  • Marlins eye trade market for more pitching

    MLB.com "The Miami Marlins have the longest postseason drought of any National League franchise. And they are serious about ending it. The Marlins have engaged in preliminary talks about trading for a starting pitcher, contacting the Tampa Bay Rays regarding Jake Odorizzi and San Diego Padres on Drew..." June 22

  • ‘Brutally honest’ Brian Cashman understands Yankees could be sellers

    Sportress of Blogitude "New York Yankees general manager Brian Cashman isn’t ready to concede the team should be sellers at the Aug. 1 trade deadline. But he nevertheless indicated his “brutally honest” nature will compel him to throw in the towel on the season if and when the writing is on the wall. Discussing the..." June 22

  • Tom Seaver's wife upset Mets don't honor stars with statues

    ESPN "Nancy Seaver, the wife of Hall of Famer Tom Seaver, is upset that the New York Mets have no statue honoring her husband outside of Citi Field. Mrs. Seaver told the Daily News the omission is "ridiculous" and added: "I'm embarrassed for [the Mets]. I really am." Most MLB ballparks have..." June 22

  • Mariners Acquire Wade LeBlanc

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Mariners have acquired southpaw Wade LeBlanc from the Blue Jays, per an official announcement from Seattle. A player to be named later or cash will head back in return. LeBlanc isn’t going directly onto the 40-man, per Ryan Divish of the Seattle Times (via Twitter). But he is expected to be..." June 22

  • Mariners sign Tom Wilhelmsen, option Jonathan Aro

    Today's Knuckleball "The Seattle Mariners signed right-handed relief pitcher Tom Wilhelmsen on Wednesday. In a corresponding move, Seattle optioned right-handed relief pitcher Jonathan Aro to Triple-A Tacoma and moved left-handed relief pitcher Charlie Furbush to the 60-day disabled list. Furbish is suffering from..." June 22

  • Free agent infielder Yulieski Gurriel works out at Dodger Stadium

    Inside Socal "The Dodgers held a private workout for free agent Cuban infielder Yulieski Gurriel today, according to a source, and Gurriel posted a photo of himself at Dodger Stadium on his Instagram account. The 32-year-old infielder also has a workout lined up with the New York Mets and at least one other..." June 22

  • Jose Reyes is desperate for Mets reunion; he’s ‘a no-brainer’

    New York Post "Jose Reyes doesn’t just want to come back to New York now. He’s wanted to rejoin the Mets almost as long as he’s been away from where he started and spent the majority of his career. According to a baseball official who recently had a long discussion with Reyes — expected to clear waivers and..." June 22

  • Rangers acquire Kyle Kubitza from the Angels for cash considerations

    Hardball Talk "A small intra-division trade perks up our Tuesday evening. The Angels announced the club has received cash considerations from the Rangers in exchange for utilityman Kyle Kubitza. Kubitza, 25, was drafted by the Braves in the third round of the 2011 draft. The Braves then sent him to the Angels..." June 21

  • Brian Cashman Discusses Yankees’ Trade Deadline Plans

    MLB Trade Rumors "Yankees GM Brian Cashman says that the organization is not yet ready to decide whether or not it will sell off veteran assets, as Kevin Kernan of the New York Post reports in a series of tweets. Noting that there’s no rush with over a month to go before the deadline, Cashman also suggested that..." June 21

  • A-Rod predicts baseball will be No. 1 sport in 5-10 years

    The Score "Alex Rodriguez believes Major League Baseball is on the verge of a resurgence. "When I grew up, baseball was the number one sport," Rodriguez told reporters Monday. "I'm making a prediction that in the next 5-10 years we're going to become number one again. I really feel that way. Already (MLB..." June 21

  • Joe DiMaggio's lawyer bobbles promo that would have honored Yankee legend's hitting streak

    New York Daily News "This season marks the 75th anniversary of Joe DiMaggio’s 56-game hitting streak — but baseball’s most revered and enduring record won’t be celebrated with a Yankee Clipper bobblehead. The Yankees had planned to commemorate DiMaggio’s historic hitting streak by distributing DiMaggio bobbleheads..." June 21

  • A's minor-leaguer Andrew Lambo being treated for testicular cancer

    CBS Sports "The Athletics on Tuesday announced that minor-league outfielder Andrew Lambo is presently being treated for testicular cancer at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, where the A's Triple-A affiliate is located. Via Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle, here's the team's statement " June 21

  • Blue Jays, Red Sox, Royals looking at Jon Jay

    MLB Daily Dish "When Jon Jay left Sunday’s Nationals-Padres game with a right arm contusion after being hit by a pitch, there were at least three teams taking note of the development. According to Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe, suitors are lining up for the San Diego outfielder, who has started with a great..." June 21

  • Bautista out at least 2 more weeks with turf toe

    The Score "Jose Bautista will remain in a walking boot for at least two more weeks after a specialist diagnosed the Toronto Blue Jays slugger with turf toe in his ailing left foot. Blue Jays manager John Gibbons said Tuesday that Bautista will be re-assessed in a couple weeks, according to Sportsnet's Shi..." June 21

  • Maddon won’t fall into trap of comparing Cubs' quest to Cavs

    Sportress of Blogitude "Chicago Cubs manager Joe Maddon appreciates how the Cavaliers delivered Cleveland its first championship since 1964, but he isn’t about to draw any parallels between that achievement and a World Series title drought that has plagued the Cubs now for over a century. “It’s wonderful for them,”..." June 21

  • Royals' Omar Infante: Placed on release waivers

    CBS Sports "The Royals requested release waivers on Infante, Rustin Dodd of the Kansas City Star reports. Designated for assignment last week, Infante will now become a free agent if he isn't claimed by Thursday. Given his sizable contract in combination with his lack of production the past three years, he..." June 21

  • Oakland Athletics trade rumors: where should Rich Hill go?

    iSportsweb "With the Oakland Athletics having a record of 28-41 and being double digit games back in both the wild card and the division, it is safe to say that Oakland will be sellers this season. As a matter of fact, they already started being sellers a couple weeks ago when they traded Chris Coghlan to the..." June 21

  • David Ortiz still plans to retire but regrets season of celebration

    ESPN "Boston Red Sox slugger David Ortiz says he regrets announcing that this will be his final season in the majors. The Dominican star feels overwhelmed by all the attention he has received, which he said has affected his extended preparation time before each game. "I'm too busy. I have too many..." June 21

  • Pieces Yankees should trade to build for Bryce Harper, Machado

    New York Post "The Yankees need a LeBron. That is just a start. To get their LeBron James, they need to get younger and more talented quickly so that when the star-studded free-agent class after the 2018 season is available, they can pounce. Bryce Harper, who is only 23, and Manny Machado, who is 23 as..." June 21