• A's likely to trade Sonny Gray before deadline

    Yardbarker "Teams in need of starting pitching probably should give Billy Beane and the Oakland Athletics a call before Monday’s non-waiver deadline. There are no new specific deals linked to the A’s, but Oakland likely will trade right-hander Sonny Gray and “would definitely” deal left-hander Rich Hill..." July 29

  • Indians, Red Sox and Mets still seeking Jonathan Lucroy trade

    SB Nation "The trade deadline has been quiet so far, but a lot of that has to do with the sheer number of teams still within believable distance of a postseason spot. As teams become more aware that they aren’t going to win in 2016, as competitors get more desperate and realize the teams they’re chasing or..." July 29

  • Orioles discussing Ramirez with Rays

    The Score "With Andrew Cashner reportedly on the move to Miami, the Baltimore Orioles appear to be getting creative in their efforts to bolster their beleaguered rotation. Sources told ESPN's Jerry Crasnick the Orioles have talked to the Tampa Bay Rays about acquiring right-handed reliever Erasmo Ramirez..." July 29

  • Twins announce bogus trades at Target Field

    Sportsnaut "Whoever was running the scoreboard at Target Field Thursday night must be wishing mulligans existed for real-world mistakes. During the Minnesota Twins game last night, the ticker on one of the smaller boards broke some major trades around MLB, except none of the were real." July 29

  • Marlins agree to acquire Cashner

    The Score "The Miami Marlins have reportedly reached an agreement to acquire right-handed pitcher Andrew Cashner from the San Diego Padres, sources told ESPN's Buster Olney." July 29

  • Cubs hiring new translator for Chapman

    CSN Chicago "The Cubs are in the process of hiring a new translator for Aroldis Chapman, sources said, trying to smooth things over after a rocky introduction to Chicago that left the superstar closer feeling frustrated by his portrayal in the media. Chapman told Comcast SportsNet Chicago’s Siera Santos..." July 29

  • Marlins eyeing Volquez, Shoemaker, Teheran

    Fish Stripes "As the Marlins continue searching for starting pitching help, the club has expressed interest in Edinson Volquez, Matt Shoemaker and Julio Teheran, according to Barry Jackson of The Miami Herald. The Marlins are hoping to add at least one starter in advance of the non-waiver trade deadline..." July 29

  • Rangers would deal Gallo, Profar for Sale

    The Score "For years, the Texas Rangers have resisted dealing star prospects Jurickson Profar and Joey Gallo in order to bring in a big-name talent. Chris Sale might finally sway them to do it. The Rangers would reportedly be willing to include both Gallo and Profar in a trade for the Chicago White Sox..." July 29

  • Yankees taking offers on Miller

    Today's Knuckleball "There are continuing Andrew Miller rumors, but people around the league suggest they’d be surprised if the New York Yankees were to trade Miller. General manager Brian Cashman got his way in trading Aroldis Chapman, but higher-ups seem to believe they don’t want to risk diminishing their team..." July 29

  • Mariners’ Taijuan Walker drawing ‘strong interest’

    MLB Daily Dish "Seattle Mariners’ right-hander Taijuan Walker is drawing “strong interest” on the trade market, per USA Today’s Bob Nightengale. The 23-year-old is slated to throw a bullpen session in front of scouts on Friday at Wrigley Field. The Chicago Cubs and Texas Rangers are among the clubs that have..." July 29

  • MLB denies Angels' protest of Wednesday's game

    Orange County Register "Major League Baseball denied the Angels’ formal protest of their loss at Kansas City on Wednesday night. Chief Baseball Officer Joe Torre ruled on the protest Thursday. Angels manager Mike Scioscia protested Kansas City’s 7-5 victory, claiming the Royals’ Raul Mondesi ran inside the line on..." July 29

  • Padres drawing interest in Jon Jay?

    ESPN "San Diego Padres center fielder Jon Jay has been on the disabled list since late June, but is reportedly garnering some trade interest. On Thursday, Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports reported via Twitter that the Padres are "drawing interest in Jay," citing sources. Jay was placed on the 15-day DL on..." July 29

  • Boone Logan Drawing Interest From Multiple Teams, Including Blue Jays

    MLB Trade Rumors "Multiple organizations have put in calls to the Rockies on southpaw Boone Logan, according to Jon Morosi of MLB.com (links to Twitter). The Blue Jays are among the clubs to have inquired, according to the report. Logan has had quite an impressive campaign, though he’s best deployed as a pure..." July 29

  • Twins trade All-Star Eduardo Nunez to San Francisco

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "The Twins on Thursday traded their lone 2016 All-Star, infielder Eduardo Nunez, to the San Francisco Giants for lefthander Adalberto Mejia. Nunez stepped into the lineup because of injuries and took advantage of the opportunity, batting .296 with 12 home runs, 47 RBI and 27 stolen..." July 29

  • Report: Mets, Brewers re-engaged in talks about Lucroy

    The Score "With interest intensifying for Milwaukee Brewers catcher Jonathan Lucroy, the New York Mets have been invited back in the ring. The Brewers have re-engaged in trade talks with the Mets regarding the two-time All-Star, sources tell Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports. There is no indication, however,..." July 28

  • Report: Diamondbacks drawing interest in Shelby Miller, Daniel Hudson

    Larry Brown Sports "How does that old saying go about one man’s trash, another man’s treasure? According to a report by Bob Nightengale of USA TODAY Sports on Thursday, the Arizona Diamondbacks are drawing serious interest in right-handers Shelby Miller and Daniel Hudson. Miller, 25, has been a certified..." July 28

  • Despite blister, interest in Rich Hill remains

    MLB Daily Dish "The Orioles, Red Sox, and Dodgers have all been linked to A’s starter Rich Hill, the 36-year-old pitcher who, before making four starts in 2015, hadn’t made a start since 2009. His 2.25 ERA through 76 IP this season, along with 10.7 SO/9 and 0.2 HR/9, have made him a commodity in this..." July 28

  • Report: Yankees taking offers on Miller

    The Score "The New York Yankees won't say they're selling, but it feels like they're inching towards more deals. General manager Brian Cashman is reportedly taking offers for highly coveted closer Andrew Miller, according to ESPN's Buster Olney. Following Monday's trade of Aroldis Chapman to the..." July 28

  • Reds waiting for teams to get serious about Jay Bruce

    Cincinnati Enquirer "It was six days until the Aug. 1 trade deadline when Walt Jocketty sat down with a pair of reporters before Wednesday’s win over the San Francisco Giants. The the Cincinnati Reds president of baseball operations didn’t have much new to report. The interest in right fielder Jay Bruce remained..." July 28

  • Yankees called White Sox about Sale

    Today's Knuckleball "With the New York Yankees’ smart trade to land a quartet of young players for 105-mph-throwing rental reliever Aroldis Chapman, some people around the game are now speculating that the Yankees could surprise folks by reversing course and seriously jumping into the Chris Sale sweepstakes as a major..." July 28

  • Jose Bautista, Nationals rumour ‘makes zero sense

    Sportsnet "Jose Bautista‘s future with the Toronto Blue Jays remains up in the air, but it remains extremely unlikely the club moves the pending free agent before the Aug 1. non-waiver trade deadline. A report surfaced Wednesday night from Barry Svrluga of The Washington Post that the Washington Nationals..." July 28

  • Chris Sale returns to White Sox after suspension

    ESPN "When White Sox ace Chris Sale returns to his team Thursday to face the crosstown Cubs at Wrigley Field, he'll find a clubhouse a little happier than the one he left. Sale hasn't been allowed around his teammates during his five-day suspension, instead staying home to prepare for Thursday's..." July 28

  • Fan says Joey Votto ruthlessly rejected young fan who asked for his batting gloves

    Fox Sports "The Cincinnati Reds capped their series with the San Francisco Giants at AT&T Park with a 2-1 win on a night Madison Bumgarner pitched eight strong innings, and Reds star first baseman Joey Votto went 2-for-4 at the plate to extend his hitting streak to 12 games. During the game, a young fan..." July 28

  • Police helped Rangers' top prospect Joey Gallo get to game on time

    Yahoo! Sports "Texas Rangers top prospect Joey Gallo was called up to the major leagues Tuesday and inserted into the starting lineup while he was still miles away from the ballpark fighting his way through traffic hoping to make it to the game on time. The Rangers pulled some strings and Gallo received a..." July 28

  • Clayton Kershaw's Wife -- 'It's Killing Him to Sit On Sidelines'

    TMZ "No one knows Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw better than his wife, Ellen -- who tells TMZ Sports the injured pitcher is "giving it everything he has" to get back in the rotation THIS season. Ellen -- along with several other Dodger wives and girlfriends -- was at the Downtown Women's Center..." July 28

  • Astros reportedly surveying market for catcher upgrade

    Larry Brown Sports "For the Houston Astros to take the next step in contending for a title, the answer may ultimately wind up coming from behind the dish. According to a report by Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports on Wednesday, the Astros are surveying the market for an upgrade at the catcher position and have been..." July 28

  • Orioles trying hard to get Cashner

    Mass Live "The Red Sox aren't the only ones in the American League East looking to bolster their rotation. According to FoxSports Ken Rosenthal, the Orioles are among the teams vying for San Diego Padres starter Andrew Cashner. Though the Orioles may not be the frontrunner, Rosenthal says they are..." July 28

  • Royals Look to Trade Davis and Kennedy, Extend Hosmer

    Royals Blue "It was announced by Jeff Passan on twitter that the Royals are looking to potentially deal Wade Davis as part of a package deal including starting pitcher Ian Kennedy. Davis is under team control for the 2017 season with a $10 million club option, while Ian Kennedy is under contract at least..." July 28

  • Dodgers reportedly interested in Royals closer Wade Davis

    Today's Knuckleball "Although the Dodgers have one of the best closers in the game in Kenley Jansen and, by ERA, the top bullpen in the NL (3.01), Wade Davis is someone who interests the Dodgers. He’s even more appealing to Los Angeles than Aroldis Chapman, and for more reasons than just the former’s spotless..." July 28

  • Mariners have interest in Reds’ Jay Bruce

    Hardball Talk "ESPN’s Jerry Crasnick reports that the Mariners are among the teams that have contacted the Reds about outfielder Jay Bruce. The Mariners enter play Wednesday 51-48, six games out of first place in the AL West and 4.5 games out of the second AL Wild Card slot. Adding an impact bat like Bruce could..." July 28

  • Marlins 'desperate' to add starting pitching

    The Score "The Miami Marlins are reportedly leaving no stone left unturned in their search for a starter. Miami is "desperate" to add a starting pitcher, a rival executive told ESPN's Jerry Crasnick, but the club is finding a possible acquisition difficult due to a lack of prospect talent." July 28

  • Lucroy market heating up, Tigers involved

    CBS Sports "The Tigers are among the teams that have talked to the Brewers about catcher Jonathan Lucroy, reports Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports. Detroit may not have the farm system depth to swing a trade for Lucroy, but you can't blame them for trying. James McCann and Jarrod Saltalamacchia have combined to..." July 28

  • Cubs, A's have discussed Reddick

    The Score "Having already improved their bullpen this week, adding Aroldis Chapman and Mike Montgomery in separate trades, the division-leading Chicago Cubs are now keen to upgrade their outfield, too, according to Jon Morosi of MLB.com. Specifically, the Cubs have had trade discussions with the Oakland..." July 28

  • Blue Jays to sign veteran catcher Erik Kratz to minor-league deal

    Sportsnet "The Toronto Blue Jays are adding some needed catching depth by agreeing to a minor-league deal with veteran Erik Kratz, an industry source told Sportsnet. Kratz, who played for the Blue Jays in 2014, is expected to join the triple-A Buffalo Bisons Thursday and provide protection at a position..." July 28

  • The Cardinals are looking for a top reliever

    Today's Knuckleball "The St. Louis Cardinals are a surprise new entry in the relief market. Even before former closer Trevor Rosenthal went on the disabled list, the Cardinals were looking around for back-end relief help. Seung-hwan Oh, aka The Final Boss, has done a terrific job. But Trevor Rosenthal’s slump and..." July 28

  • Marlins president: Gordon needs to ask forgiveness from clubhouse

    MLB.com "The Marlins are prepared to welcome Dee Gordon back to their roster on Thursday. Gordon's 80-game suspension is coming to an end, and the 2015 National League batting champion will be reinstated in time for Miami's series opener against the Cardinals. Gordon was suspended on April 28 for being..." July 28

  • Qualifying offer to jump to $16.7M for 2017

    ESPN "The qualifying offer for Major League Baseball free agents is expected to jump from $15.88 million last winter to $16.7 million this winter, sources tell ESPN's Buster Olney. If a player who is set to become a free agent played the entire season with one team, that team is able to extend a..." July 28

  • Rangers Acquire Lucas Harrell, Dario Alvarez

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Rangers have added some depth to their rotation and bullpen, announcing the acquisition of right-handed starter Lucas Harrell and left-hander reliever Dario Alvarez from the Braves in exchange for minor league second baseman Travis Demeritte. Texas has designated infielder Matt Duffy for..." July 28

  • Rays' Moore boosts value with another strong start

    Tampa Bay Times "The Rangers, Pirates, Dodgers and any of the other contenders looking to add an impact starter by Monday's deadline certainly will be thinking more about Rays LHP Matt Moore, who turned in another impressive outing in Wednesday's 3-1 win over Los Angeles. But Moore doesn't want to think about..." July 28

  • Phillies want top prospect for Hellickson

    The Score "The Philadelphia Phillies appear to be taking full advantage of this deadline season's weak pitching market. Philadelphia is reportedly demanding a top-five prospect for coveted starter Jeremy Hellickson, according to Jayson Stark of ESPN. If that price is not met, the Phillies are..." July 28

  • Indians among several teams inquiring about Pearce

    The Score "The Cleveland Indians sit 5 1/2 games ahead of the Detroit Tigers for the American League Central lead thanks to their formidable starting pitching, so the team has set their focus on adding a bat as the Aug. 1 non-waiver trade deadline approaches. Cleveland is among several teams inquiring..." July 28

  • Report: Nationals have inquired about Bautista

    The Score "The Washington Nationals' primary focus is on the bullpen heading into the non-waiver trade deadline, though general manager Mike Rizzo appears to be eyeing some outfield offense as well. Rizzo has reportedly inquired about Toronto Blue Jays outfielder Jose Bautista, sources told Barry Svrluga..." July 27

  • Nationals left to decide what to do with Papelbon now

    Masn "Jonathan Papelbon has blown more than a few saves in his career. Forty-nine of them, to be precise. So when it happens, he refuses to convey any sense of fear. “My confidence in this game has never fluctuated, and it never will,” the 35-year-old closer said tonight. “I think that’s something..." July 27

  • Prince Fielder to undergo fusion surgery on Friday for Rangers

    Number Fire "Texas Rangers designated hitter Prince Fielder (neck) will undergo fusion surgery on Friday. What It Means: This was expected, but is nonetheless a huge blow for the Rangers, and even more of a troubling setback for Fielder -- who posted a .348 wOBA in June -- himself. He already had..." July 27

  • Report: Trade talks intensifying for Brewers' Lucroy

    The Score "After holding onto Jonathan Lucroy all season, the rebuilding Milwaukee Brewers could finally be ready to part ways with their All-Star catcher. Trade talks involving Lucroy are reportedly intensifying as the offers are becoming more serious, according to Jerry Crasnick of ESPN. There are a..." July 27

  • What will the Nationals do after missing out on Aroldis Chapman?

    Fox Sports "So now what for the Nationals? Aroldis Chapman is a Cub. Jonathan Papelbon is unraveling. And the asks for the Yankees’ Andrew Miller and Royals’ Wade Davis rightfully will be higher than the Yankees’ ask was for Chapman — assuming the Yankees are willing to trade Miller at all. The..." July 27

  • White Sox make James Shields available for trade

    Larry Brown Sports "A matter of weeks after acquiring him, the Chicago White Sox are reportedly willing to move James Shields. Jon Morosi of Fox Sports reported Thursday that the starting pitcher is available, and that a recent string of good starts could boost his value significantly. Shields was acquired by..." July 27

  • Giants actively talking to Padres about Cashner

    The Score "The first-place San Francisco Giants may be the next team to benefit from the San Diego Padres' trade-deadline roster purge. San Francisco remains active in talks with San Diego about acquiring right-hander Andrew Cashner, according to sources of FOX Sports' Jon Morosi. Cashner is one of the..." July 27

  • Rays have arms, but likely will wait to deal them

    ESPN "In a bleak landscape for pitching, the Tampa Bay Rays are awash in talented young starters with affordable contracts and several years of club control. Survey the available options and Tampa is an oasis of promise in a desert of back-end, complementary types. But, as the Aug. 1 deadline nears..." July 27

  • Chapman claims controversial comments to Cubs' media were lost in translation

    CBS Sports "Tuesday afternoon, one day after being traded to the Cubs, Aroldis Chapman met with the Chicago media during an introductory press conference at Wrigley Field. It did not go well. Through a translator, Chapman said he had no recollection of a talk with president of baseball operations Theo..." July 27