• Pete Rose on Reds HOF: 'Biggest thing ever'

    USA Today "Pete Rose grew up playing baseball on hot, sunny Cincinnati afternoons such as Saturday. And, the town’s favorite sports son made it mostly about his home city as Rose was inducted into the Reds Hall of Fame. “To date, this is the biggest thing ever to happen to me in baseball,” said Rose,..." June 26

  • Yankees designate Ike Davis for assignment to clear space for Mark Teixeira

    New York Daily News "To make room for the returning Mark Teixeira, the Yankees designated first baseman Ike Davis for assignment on Saturday. The Yankees signed Davis to a major-league contract on June 13, and he went 3-for-14 with an RBI, a walk and two runs in eight appearances. The move didn’t surprise Davis,..." June 26

  • Terry Collins ripping into Alejandro De Aza may be last straw

    New York Post "Alejandro De Aza’s days with the Mets appear numbered. The veteran outfielder isn’t hitting, and on Saturday, he received an earful from manager Terry Collins after his lack of hustle helped kill an inning. With Wilmer Flores on first base in the 10th inning, De Aza popped up a bunt and..." June 26

  • Gio to remain in rotation amid rough stretch

    MLB.com "Nationals left-hander Gio Gonzalez continued to have problems in arguably his roughest start of the season, a 6-5 loss to the Brewers on Saturday. Gonzalez lasted just three innings and allowed six runs on six hits. His problems started in the first when he allowed an infield single to leadoff..." June 26

  • The Cardinals are changing things up at closer, Rosenthal is out

    CBS Sports "The Cardinals started the frame up 3-1 on the Mariners, but closer Trevor Rosenthal's ninth went double, walk, walk-off homer. For the Cardinals and their rooters, this is a somewhat familiar refrain. As such, St. Louis manager Mike Matheny met with Rosenthal on Saturday and let him know he'll..." June 26

  • Angels sign Torri Hunter Jr. signs, but will still play football

    L.A. Daily News "The Angels on Saturday added a familiar name to their organization. Torii Hunter Jr., whom they selected in the 23rd round of the draft two weeks ago, signed a contract, the club announced. He is the son of former All-Star outfielder Torii Hunter, who played for the Angels for five of his 19..." June 26

  • White Sox tie MLB record with 7 HRs in loss

    MLB.com "The White Sox hit seven home runs during Saturday's game against the Blue Jays at U.S. Cellular Field, and made dubious history in the process. Those seven long balls, all amazingly of the solo variety, were not enough to prevent a 10-8 loss. The White Sox matched a single-game club record for..." June 26

  • Struggling Conforto demoted by N.Y. Mets, Nimmo called up

    Hardball Talk "Michael Conforto has learned a harsh lesson about life in majors: There’s a limit to patience. The New York Mets have demoted the 23-year-old outfielder to the team’s Triple-A affiliate Las Vegas to bring up another promising player in Brandon Nimmo. Conforto’s left-field spot will be filled by..." June 26

  • Failing when ahead in the count a source of Bryce Harper's struggles

    ESPN "Bryce Harper’s start to the 2016 season had many questioning if he was getting ready to repeat his MVP campaign from a year ago. But those thoughts have long since subsided, as Harper has been held hitless in 25 of his past 52 games and is looking up at the league with a .252 batting average in 71..." June 25

  • Cole Hamels on Red Sox : 'It Was a Team I Would Have Played For'

    WEEI Boston "A year ago, Cole Hamels’ future was the hottest topic in baseball. The then-Phillies pitcher represented one of the trade deadline prizes, with the Red Sox linked to the lefty for more than a year. In the end, however, the Rangers reeled in Hamels, an acquisition that has paid off handsomely for..." June 25

  • The Chicago Cubs Should Trade Kyle Schwarber

    The Sports Quotient "For weeks now, rumors have been swirling around the Chicago Cubs organization that they are want to, and are likely to, make a significant trade before the July 31 Non-Waiver Trade Deadline. The MLB-leading Cubs (47-24) already have a deep and talented roster, but with the right acquisition they..." June 25

  • Jose Reyes to return to original MLB team in deal with Mets

    ESPN "Shortly after Jose Reyes becomes a free agent at 1 p.m. ET Saturday, the New York Mets are expected to sign the 33-year-old shortstop, according to ESPN and multiple reports. The Mets originally signed Reyes in 1999 as a teenager out of the Dominican Republic. He was a member of the..." June 25

  • Could Cardinals make a change at closer?

    MLB.com "A month that opened with manager Mike Matheny insisting that there would be no changes coming to the closer's role is now nearing an end with growing uncertainty surrounding that spot. After nudging their way ahead of the Mariners during a three-run eighth, the Cardinals watched it all dissolve..." June 25

  • Why ex-Met Ike Davis, Yankees might not be finished yet

    Newark Star-Ledger "Maybe Ike Davis' Yankees tenure isn't done. Though the Yankees replaced him with first baseman Mark Teixeira on Saturday, the ex-Mets first-round pick said he'd be fine with returning to the Yankees and playing in the minor leagues if another team doesn't scoop him up. "I mean, it wouldn't..." June 25

  • 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 25

  • Brewers Sign Corey Ray

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Brewers have announced that they’ve signed fifth overall draft pick Corey Ray, an outfielder from Louisville. Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports tweets that Ray will receive $4.125MM, giving the Brewers a modest savings against the $4,382,200 slot value of the fifth overall pick. MLB.com ranked..." June 25

  • 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