• Mets plan to pitch Matt Harvey into playoffs

    ESPN New York "The New York Mets intend to proceed with their innings plan for Matt Harvey that will allow him to pitch into the postseason, ignoring a stricter cap that agent Scott Boras advocated, which would lead to a shutdown, team sources told ESPN. Harvey has pitched 166⅓ innings in his first season..." September 04

  • St. Louis cops seized 2006 World Series tickets from scalpers and then used them to go to games

    Hardball Talk "The events described in this article at Vice Sports happened nearly nine years ago, but I’ve never heard about them before. I suspect most of you haven’t either. The upshot: St. Louis cops seized 2006 World Series tickets from scalpers and then used them to go to games: The detail seized 98..." September 04

  • Dodgers are already fed up with 6.56 ERA-pitching, excuse-making Mat Latos

    Los Angeles Times "How much longer will Mat Latos be in the Dodgers' rotation? “I'm sure it's something we talk about,” Mattingly said. Latos certainly didn't do anything Thursday to convince the organization he should pitch every five days, as he lasted only four innings. Latos gave up two runs in the first..." September 04

  • Yankees send Teixeira to DL with leg injury

    The Score "The New York Yankees placed slugger Mark Teixeira on the 15-day disabled list Friday after tests performed earlier this week revealed a deep bone bruise on his right shin. The transaction is retroactive to to August 27, making Teixeira eligible to return for the Yankees' pivotal three-game..." September 04

  • Bryce Harper walks in all four of his plate appearances, scores four runs

    Hardball Talk "Bryce Harper didn’t have an official at-bat tonight, but he still made a major impact in the Nationals’ 15-1 blowout victory over the Braves. Harper walked in all four of his plate appearances and scored four runs. One of the walks came with the bases loaded, so he was also credited with an..." September 04

  • Cleveland Indians Gavin Floyd on return to big leagues: 'This is awesome.'

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "When Gavin Floyd reached the mound in the seventh inning Wednesday night at Rogers Centre, catcher Yan Gomes paid him a visit. No, Gomes wasn't introducing himself to Floyd, who was making his Indians debut and pitching in his first big league game in over a year. But it was something along..." September 04

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    Ken Rosenthal @Ken_Rosenthal

    Sources: Former #Angels GM Jerry Dipoto a candidate for #Mariners’ GM opening. Team plans to interview him.

  • ESPN removes Schilling from broadcasts for remainder of season

    The Score "Curt Schilling has been pulled from ESPN's baseball broadcasts for the remainder of the season after authoring a controversial tweet in late August. ESPN released the following statement regarding the decision: At all times during the course of their engagement with us, our commentators are..." September 04

  • Giants GM says pitcher Lincecum done for the season

    San Francisco Chronicle "There were other years when it seemed as though Tim Linccum had thrown his final pitch as a San Francisco Giant. Now, it seems more real. General manager Bobby Evans said on KNBR on Thursday morning that Lincecum is done for the season and likely will undergo hip surgery, which almost certainly..." September 04

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    John Shea @JohnSheaHey

    Bochy on TL's future: "My door will always be open for Tim Lincecum." Said it will be baseball decision whether to bring him back. #sfgiants

  • Bryce Harper is the National League MVP, playoffs or not

    Sporting News "The case for Bryce Harper to be the National League MVP is as clear as his name at the top of so many leaderboards. The Nationals’ 22-year-old superstar is tops in the National League in batting average, on-base percentage, slugging percentage, OPS, OPS+, runs created, isolated power, wOBA,..." September 04

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    Alanna Rizzo @alannarizzo

    The world rejoices: Seager is in the line-up. pic.twitter.com/vT5BNiJ2AI

  • David Ortiz is more likely to be boned in Hall of Fame voting for being a DH than for PED stuff

    Hardball Talk "I’ll preface this by saying — though I presume most of you know that I think this anyway — that whatever stock you put in David Ortiz‘s PED associations, I do not think they should enter into his Hall of Fame candidacy one iota. To the extent there is stuff on him it’s generally weak stuff about..." September 03

  • Dodgers to promote Baseball America No.1 overall prospect Corey Seager

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Dodgers are calling up top infield prospect Corey Seager, tweets Jon Heyman of CBS Sports. Seager is ranked by many as the game’s top overall prospect. The 21-year-old Seager is the younger brother of Mariners third baseman Kyle Seager and is a former first-round pick (18th overall in..." September 03

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    Chris Hrabe @chrabe

    Mozeliak on #STLCards pregame re Heyward extension talks: "In terms of when we can actually engage, it's really going to be this offseason."

  • Murphy has a mild, left quad strain, listed day to day

    MetsBlog.com "The Mets said Thursday that Daniel Murphy has a mild strain of his left quad and he’s listed as day-to-day. Murphy left Wednesday night’s game prior to the fourth inning, at which time the team said he was removed as a precaution. He was on the disabled list from June 5 to June 30 due to a..." September 03

  • Marlins chaos puts Giancarlo Stanton on clock for a trade

    New York Post "From the moment Giancarlo Stanton signed his record 13-year, $325 million contract with the Marlins, a clock began ticking: When would Stanton want out and when would the Marlins oblige? The answer is: Not yet. But more Marlins craziness only brings us closer to the day. The Marlins under..." September 03

  • Dodgers owner Mark Walter talks trash after sweeping Giants

    Larry Brown Sports "The Los Angeles Dodgers completed a crucial sweep of the San Francisco Giants on Wednesday night, and one of their owners clearly understood the importance. After Clayton Kershaw lead the Dodgers to a 2-1 win with a 15-strikeout complete game, team owner Mark Walter couldn’t contain his..." September 03

  • Joe Girardi: Alex Rodriguez not ‘comfortable’ at first base — yet

    New York Post "Manager Joe Girardi opted not to play Alex Rodriguez at first base Wednesday against Red Sox left-hander Henry Owens, but the manager said it’s possible, with more time to work around the bag, that the designated hitter could be a fit at some point. “I don’t think Alex is ready to do it. If we..." September 03

  • Report: Curt Schilling To Return To ‘Sunday Night Baseball’ After Comments

    NESN "Curt Schilling’s hiatus from ESPN’s “Sunday Night Baseball” will reportedly be a short one. Schilling was removed from last Sunday’s broadcast after he sent out a tweet comparing Muslims to Nazis. However, Schilling will be back in the booth Sept. 6 when the Pittsburgh Pirates take on the St...." September 03

  • Dan Jennings might be out completely with Marlins

    Sporting News "The Dan Jennings experiment did not work in Miami. But instead of the Marlins manager moving back to the general manager office, he may be out entirely. The Marlins were expected to ask Jennings to resume his general manager role after they surprisingly tabbed him to be the bench manager in..." September 03

  • Fan at Fenway leaves on stretcher after trying to catch foul ball

    CBS Sports "In the seventh inning of Wednesday night's Yankees-Red Sox game at Fenway Park, a fan was injured while trying to catch a foul ball and left the ballpark on a stretcher. Some additional details from the Associated Press: The fan was in the last row of the lower box seats, and landed on the..." September 03

  • Souza, recovering from fractured hand, nears return to Rays

    Tampa Tribune "Steven Souza Jr. took batting practice in the cage for the first time since he fractured his left hand Aug. 1. It went so well, his timetable to begin his rehab assignment at Durham could be pushed up a day. Souza will take batting practice on the field Friday in New York, and if that goes..." September 03

  • Maikel Franco still feeling discomfort, return now in doubt

    CSN Philly "Recent optimism that Maikel Franco might be able to return to the Phillies lineup this season has suddenly turned into pessimism. Franco, out since Aug. 11 with a broken left wrist, felt some discomfort in the injured area when he began swinging a bat Wednesday. A week ago, Franco was..." September 03

  • Zimmerman leads Nats not with words but example

    CSN Mid-Atlantic "Ryan Zimmerman is the last guy in the Nationals clubhouse who is going to gather his teammates together and offer an impassioned plea for better play on the field. There isn't an ounce of cheerleader in the man's body. Never has been, never will be. Which doesn't mean Zimmerman can't still be a..." September 03

  • Will Matt Harvey be skipped again? Mets reveal rotation plan

    New York Post "Steven Matz is a go for Sunday and Matt Harvey may be a no-go for a turn in the rotation later this season. In setting his alignment for the weekend — with the rookie Matz set to replace Noah Syndergaard for one start before the team possibly employs a six-man rotation — manager Terry Collins..." September 03

  • Mike Rizzo says Matt Williams did ‘a masterful job’ managing bullpen in Tuesday’s loss

    Washington Post "Mike Rizzo made his weekly appearance with Grant Paulsen and Danny Rouhier on 106.7 The Fan on Wednesday, and as he has all season, the Nationals GM defended Manager Matt Williams in the face of scrutiny about his bullpen management. Earlier in the day, Williams defended his decision to go with..." September 02

  • Buchholz cleared to resume throwing

    MLB.com "Earlier this week, Clay Buchholz at last got clearance to resume throwing, and he progressed to 75 feet on Wednesday, making 24 throws. "He's reported that he's feeling very, very good," said interim manager Torey Lovullo. "We're obviously monitoring that. He's really encouraged by where he's..." September 02

  • Stanton doubtful for Friday return after making rehab start

    The Score "Giancarlo Stanton may have to wait even longer than expected to make his return to the majors. The Miami Marlins slugger took part in his first rehab start with Class-A Advanced Jupiter on Tuesday, and things didn't go according to plan. Stanton went 0-for-2 with a walk and wasn't feeling "100..." September 02

  • Marlins to move Jennings out of skipper's chair; Mattingly next?

    CBS Sports "The Marlins have decided to make a change at manager after the year and plan to ask interim skipper Dan Jennings to move back to the front office, sources confirm. The Marlins, who have had a disastrous injury-plagued season, also are readying for what is expected to be an "exhaustive" search..." September 02

  • Rehabbing Astros OF George Springer could be activated from DL as soon as Friday

    Houston Chronicle "George Springer, who is on a rehab assignment at Class AA Corpus Christi, is scheduled to speak with manager A.J. Hinch about his status after the Hooks’ game Thursday. Unless there are setbacks, it would not be surprising if Springer is cleared to be activated from the disabled list Friday." September 02

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    Dan Kolko @masnKolko

    Stephen Strasburg (back) will not start for the Nats Friday. Will need to throw a bullpen first and come out of it OK. Roark will start Fri.

  • Cardinals skip Michael Wacha from start to limit innings

    Hardball Talk "One nice thing about having an MLB-best 86-46 record on September 2 is that you can look ahead to the playoffs (and beyond) without worrying much about the final month of the regular season. St. Louis is taking advantage of that by skipping right-hander Michael Wacha from his scheduled start..." September 02

  • GM: Josh Hamilton may be limited to pinch-hitting duty for rest of season

    ESPN "Josh Hamilton, who was activated off the disabled list Tuesday, might not play the outfield again for the Texas Rangers this season and instead be limited to pinch-hitting duties, general manager Jon Daniels said Monday. "That's where my head is at," Daniels told the Dallas Morning News. "With..." September 02

  • Lenny Dykstra denies theft allegations from Charlie Sheen’s porn star ex-girlfriend

    Sporting News "Lenny Dykstra, a former Met and three-time All-Star with the Phillies, denied allegations that he stole high-end jewelry from porn star Brett Rossi. Rossi, an ex-girlfriend of actor Charlie Sheen, told TMZ that Dykstra stole jewelry that she gave him to sell. When she heard of Dykstra’s denial..." September 02

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    Adam Rubin @AdamRubinESPN

    Terry Collins says looks like Matt Harvey will be skipped again. Doctors have advised not to exceed 180 innings.

  • Matt Williams puts up another strong performance in his quest to get himself fired

    Hardball Talk "It’s like watching a car crash. Wait, that’s not quite right. A car crash happens quickly and, in the moment, there’s a sense that you can’t do anything to stop it, so that’s not it. This is more like watching someone slowly peddle a tricycle over a cliff. Only you notice them heading toward..." September 02

  • Marlins plan sweeping changes, and Dan Jennings likely will be among the affected

    Miami Herald "Dan Jennings will almost certainly not be returning to the Marlins’ dugout as their manager next season, several sources have said. Whether he remains with the team in any capacity is up in the air. The Marlins, under orders from owner Jeffrey Loria, are making sweeping changes to the team’s..." September 02

  • White Sox could further explore Robertson trade in offseason

    CSN Chicago "His placement on revocable waivers didn’t catch White Sox closer David Robertson by surprise. Almost everyone lands on the waiver wire in August. But Robertson said Tuesday he didn’t expect his name would be made public as several outlets reported, including CBSSports.com and USA Today. The..." September 02

  • Blue Jays may play on new dirt infield at Rogers Centre next year as major stadium upgrades continue

    National Post "The Blue Jays hope to install a dirt infield at the Rogers Centre for next season while they work toward a natural grass playing surface for the 2018 season. Neither option is an absolute certainty at the moment, but both are part of the club’s five-year, $250-million capital budget for stadium..." September 02

  • Teixeira out indefinitely with significant bone bruise

    The Score "New York Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira is expected to miss at least two weeks after an MRI revealed a significant bone bruise on his ailing right leg. Yankees general manager Brian Cashman told reporters prior to Tuesday's game against Boston that Teixeira hasn't improved "at all" since..." September 02

  • Diamondbacks' Paul Goldschmidt on record-setting walk pace

    Arizona Republic "One hundred times already this season, Paul Goldschmidt has dropped his bat on the ground, unhinged and removed the protective guard on his left foot and jogged down toward first base. After he drew two more bases on balls on Sunday afternoon against the Oakland Athletics, Goldschmidt reached..." September 02

  • Giants' Tim Lincecum flies to see noted hip doctor; surgery posssible

    CBS Sports "Giants great Tim Lincecum will travel to visit noted hip doctor Marc Philippon Wednesday in Vail, Colo., where a final determination will be made as to whether Lincecum needs hip surgery, people familiar with the situation say. Lincecum has already seen multiple doctors regarding his hip issue,..." September 02

  • Holliday is hitting but still on hold

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "Cardinals manager Mike Matheny, while conducting his pregame interview in the Cardinals’ dugout Tuesday, peered over the heads of the various reporters involved and observed his franchise losing money by the minute. Injured slugger Matt Holliday, taking his first outside batting practice in a..." September 02

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    Joe Frisaro @JoeFrisaro

    Stanton told reporters in Jupiter he felt ok "not 100 percent" Friday v. #Mets appears doubtful #Marlins update

  • Chickenpox hits Royals clubhouse; Kelvin Herrera, Alex Rios infected

    Kansas City Star "As he pondered how to handle a health crisis facing his baseball team, Ned Yost reached out this past weekend to his mother. Several Royals also contacted their families, all asking some version of a question they had not pondered since childhood: Mom, did I ever have the chickenpox? The answer..." September 01

  • Royals activate Alex Gordon from disabled list

    Royals Review "The Royals officially activated Alex Gordon from the disabled list, six weeks after he left the July 8 game against Tampa Bay with a strained groin. Gordon was hitting .279/.394/.457 before he was shelved. He is in the lineup hitting sixth tonight. The Royals also called up several players from..." September 01

  • Braves call up $62.5 million Cuban infielder Hector Olivera

    Hardball Talk "Hector Olivera is getting his first chance in the majors, with the Braves calling up the 30-year-old infielder four months after he defected from Cuba to sign a six-year, $62.5 million contract with the Dodgers. Olivera was traded from the Dodgers to the Braves as part of July’s three-team,..." September 01

  • Nationals will need September miracle to salvage once-promising season

    Sporting News "Even in a frustrating season that’s been one painful moment after another, the Nationals’ loss to the Cardinals on Monday night stands out. “It’s a tough one,” manager Matt Williams said, mastering the understatement. The Nationals had rallied from a 3-1 deficit to take the lead on the team..." September 01

  • Blue Jays trade OF Chris Heisey to Dodgers

    CBS Sports "The Los Angeles Dodgers re-acquired outfielder Chris Heisey from the Toronto Blue Jays in a trade, both teams reported Tuesday. The Jays will receive a player to be named later or cash considerations. Heisey began the season with the Dodgers, who released him Aug. 7, but obviously need more..." September 01

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