• Joe Maddon upset with schedule

    ESPN Chicago "Cubs manager Joe Maddon isn't happy his team is playing an early-afternoon game on Memorial Day after playing a day game in Phoenix on Sunday and then traveling through "two time zones" to get home. "I don't understand why [the] Memorial game has to be played during the day," Maddon said Monday..." May 25

  • Callaspo scratched, may be designated for assignment

    MLB.com "The Braves opted not to provide a reason for removing Alberto Callaspo from the lineup approximately 20 minutes before the start of Monday night's game at Dodger Stadium. But the decision seemed to be an indication that Callaspo's days with team are numbered. Callaspo remained active for..." May 25

  • Hamilton hitless in return

    CBSSports.com "Josh Hamilton was hitless in his return to the majors, but reached on a key error that sent the Texas Rangers over Cleveland 10-8 Monday for their sixth straight win. Hamilton, slowed this season by shoulder surgery, was 0 for 3 with two strikeouts and a walk, and scored a run. The 2010 AL..." May 25

  • Brian Matusz appeals after getting 8-game suspension

    ESPN.com "Baltimore Orioles reliever Brian Matusz, who was ejected Saturday for using a sticky substance that was on his right arm, was suspended eight games by Major League Baseball on Monday. Matusz, who declined to address the issue after Saturday's 1-0 loss to the Marlins, has appealed the decision..." May 25

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    Chris Cotillo @ChrisCotillo

    LHP Joe Paterson, recently released by #Royals, hooks on with #Athletics on minor-league deal.

  • Blue Jays activate Jose Reyes, option Munenori Kawasaki

    Bluebird Banter "That was a short visit to Toronto for Munenori Kawasaki. He had just 6 PA, and had 1 single and 1 walk. but at least he got a few days worth of MLB money out of it. Jose Reyes makes it back, he last played April 27, so he missed just less than a month. When he went on the DL he was hitting..." May 25

  • Mets' Wright to make trip to see back specialist

    ESPN New York "Mets third baseman David Wright will see a back specialist in California in an effort to gain clarity on the back issue that has kept him out of the lineup. Mets GM Sandy Alderson said on Monday that Wright will meet with Dr. Robert Watkins and his staff of physical therapists in California to..." May 25

  • John Farrell calls for an approved substance pitchers can use for a better grip

    WEEI Boston "With another major league pitcher getting suspended for the use of a foreign substance — Baltimore’s Brian Matusz, who is appealing his eight-game ban – Red Sox manager John Farrell suggested there should be another look at the rules of baseball. Talking to the media prior to his team’s series..." May 25

  • Hamilton ends minor-league stay, set to join Rangers

    Dallas Morning News "Josh Hamilton’s minor-league injury-rehabilitation assignment with the Texas Rangers ended with a rain-out on Saturday night. Hamilton was in the lineup with Triple-A Round Rock for what would have been his 13th game on the assignment. The game was postponed, and the Rangers decided Hamilton..." May 25

  • Broken finger sends James Loney to Rays’ disabled list

    Hardball Talk "Rays first baseman James Loney has been placed on the disabled list with a broken left middle finger. Initially the Rays diagnosed Loney with a sprain, but further exams revealed a fracture and he’s expected to miss 4-6 weeks. " May 25

  • Reds put catcher Mesoraco on DL, starter Cueto examined

    Fox Sports Ohio "The Reds have put catcher Devin Mesoraco on the 15-day disabled list with a sore left hip that limited him to pinch hitting and being an interleague DH for the past six weeks. Mesoraco hasn't caught in a game since April 12. In the last six weeks, he's been limited to 13 pinch-hit appearances..." May 25

  • Yoenis Cespedes questions the Athletics’ personnel moves

    Hardball Talk "The Oakland Athletics are a very different team now than they were a year ago. In the offseason they lost Jeff Samardzija, Jon Lester, Jason Hammel, Derek Norris, Josh Donaldson, Brandon Moss and John Jaso and brought in Ike Davis, Ben Zobrist, Jesse Hahn, Billy Butler, Brett Lawrie and Marcus..." May 25

  • Bryant eager to catch up with boyhood rival Harper

    MLB.com "They played against each other and were teammates, starting when the pair were about 8 years old growing up in Las Vegas. On Monday, the Cubs' Kris Bryant and the Nationals' Bryce Harper will compete against each other at Wrigley Field in the first game of a three-game series. "The thing that..." May 25

  • Terry Collins: Matt Harvey's struggles may be rooted in 'dead arm'

    ESPN New York "New York Mets manager Terry Collins, addressing the possible reasons behind one of Matt Harvey's worst career starts, says the ace may be dealing with apparent arm fatigue, or what Collins called "dead-arm stuff." Harvey, in his first season since coming off Tommy John surgery, won't require a..." May 25

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    Joe Kay @apjoekay

    Oh, and #Reds starter Johnny Cueto gettting right elbow examined today. Missed last start with stiffness. Still doesn't feel right.

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    Patrick Mooney @CSNMooney

    Bryce Harper on Kris Bryant: "When we were younger, we used to call him ‘Silk,’ because he was so smooth with everything he did." #Cubs

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    San Francisco Giants @SFGiants

    Travis Ishikawa has been reinstated from his rehab assignment and then designated for assignment. #SFGiants

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    Bob Nightengale @BNightengale

    Josh Hamilton playing LF and batting 5th in 2015 debut for #Rangers

  • Gray takes shot off ankle; X-rays negative

    MLB.com "As Sonny Gray stood near his locker following the Athletics' 7-2 victory over the Rays on Sunday at Tropicana Field, there was a mix of disappointment and relief. The right-hander was hit in the right ankle by a sharp grounder off the bat of Rays first baseman James Loney in the fourth inning,..." May 25

  • Dillon Gee wants back in Mets starting rotation, right now

    New York Daily News "Dillon Gee rejoin the team Saturday night in Pittsburgh. His baseball equipment did not. Just another leg in what Gee called “the weirdest damn year in baseball.” The Mets righthander returned with questions about his role now that Noah Syndergaard has established himself in the rotation, but..." May 25

  • Royals place Danny Duffy on 15-day DL with biceps tendinitis, recall Brandon Finnegan

    The Score "Danny Duffy was expected to take the mound Tuesday in New York after being bumped from Saturday's scheduled start due to shoulder stiffness. The 26-year-old won't pitch in the Bronx this week, however, as the Kansas City Royals placed Duffy on the 15-day disabled list prior to Monday..." May 25

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    San Francisco Giants @SFGiants

    Prior to today's game #SFGiants have designated IF Casey McGehee for assignment and have recalled RHP Hunter Strickland from triple-A.

  • The Marlins had interest in Jonathan Papelbon before firing Mike Redmond

    Hardball Talk "Marlins closer Steve Cishek blew four of his first seven save chances, part of the reason why the Marlins got off to a 16-22 start under manager Mike Redmond before he was fired on May 17. Things haven’t gone much better since then, as the Marlins entered Saturday’s game against the Orioles on an..." May 24

  • Rockies GM: Walt Weiss' job is secure

    Denver Post "Walt Weiss wore a finger on his chest in the cold air at Coors Field last week after he stepped between his catcher, Nick Hundley, and first-base umpire Hunter Wendelstedt. The umpire ejected Hundley for arguing a check-swing strike. And Wendelstedt was browbeating Weiss, wagging his finger..." May 24

  • Setback may mean Devin Mesoraco's year is over

    Cincinnati Enquirer "Catcher Devin Mesoraco's latest setback may mean his season is over. Mesoraco hasn't been able to catch since April 12 because of an impingement in his left hip. He tested the hip Friday. Mesoraco did 15 squats, gave signs and tried to get in a catching stance. "It was very difficult," he..." May 24

  • Matusz ejected for foreign substance on arm

    MLB.com "After getting two quick outs in the bottom of the 12th inning on Saturday night, Orioles reliever Brian Matusz had his arm checked by umpires for a foreign substance and was ejected from Baltimore's 13-inning, 1-0 loss. "We're not going to address the issue right now," Matusz said. "Obviously I..." May 24

  • Padres claim left-hander Eury De La Rosa

    San Diego Union-Tribune "The Padres made a waiver claim Saturday, acquiring left-handed reliever Eury De La Rosa from the Dodgers. To clear a spot for De La Rosa on their 40-man roster, they transferred right-hander Josh Johnson to the 60-day disabled list. De La Rosa, whom the Dodgers designated for assignment..." May 24

  • Triple play started by Jonathan Villar is Astros’ first in 11 years

    Houston Chronicle "New Astros infield coach Rich Dauer controls what he’s dubbed the “alien” defense, the shifts that look out of this world to some people. He’s the Astros’ infield alignment headmaster. “The planning of the alien defense is something I’ve always loved,” he said. “We do it more than anybody..." May 24

  • David Wright is shut down for a week with back stiffness, Mets announce

    New York Daily News "The wait for David Wright's return will be even longer. The Mets captain was shut down for at least a week with back stiffness on Saturday, the team announced. " May 24

  • Hyun-Jin Ryu, Dodgers knew about shoulder tear before he signed in 2012

    ESPN Los Angeles "Hyun-Jin Ryu said Friday that he has known since his initial physical for the Los Angeles Dodgers before the 2013 season that he had a torn labrum in his left shoulder. He finally got it taken care of Thursday, when he underwent arthroscopic surgery that will keep him out until at least next..." May 24

  • Orioles agree to deal with Cuban pitcher Ariel Miranda

    CBSSports.com "The Orioles have agreed to a deal with Cuban left-handed pitcher Ariel Miranda, according to CBSSports.com Baseball Insider Jon Heyman. The deal is pending a physical. " May 24

  • White Sox retire Paul Konerko's No. 14

    Chicago Sun-Times "An adoring sellout crowd poured into U.S. Cellular Field Saturday afternoon to celebrate the retiring of White Sox great Paul Konerko’s No. 14. Entering through an opening in the center field wall, Konerko, wearing a brown suit, waved to the crowd as he walked to the infield to a stenciled “14″..." May 24

  • Should Petco Park stop watering its lawn?

    Gaslamp Ball "A small number of San Diego residents are concerned that the Padres and Petco Park are using too much water while California experiences one of its worst droughts in recent decades. It's a classic example of a new fad in the Golden State, drought shaming. One resident attended his first Padres..." May 24

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    Anthony DiComo @AnthonyDiComo

    The #Mets have diagnosed David Wright with stenosis, a narrowing of the spinal column. They believe he will heal, but it will take time.

  • Yasiel Puig, Carl Crawford still far from return for Dodgers

    Sporting News "The Dodgers have yet to set a timetable for the return of injured outfielders Yasiel Puig and Carl Crawford, manager Don Mattingly said Friday. Puig was placed on the 15-day disabled list on April 26 after aggravating his left hamstring on April 13. According to Mattingly, Puig can't even run..." May 23

  • Couple attacked in U.S. Cellular Field parking lot suing White Sox

    Chicago Tribune "Two people filed a lawsuit against the Chicago White Sox and U.S. Cellular Field's owner, alleging they failed to provide adequate security when the couple were beaten in a parking lot outside the stadium last summer. After a White Sox game July 19, Kenneth and Michelle Budka discovered as many..." May 23

  • Ichiro Suzuki passes Babe Ruth on the all-time hits list

    Hardball Talk "Marlins outfielder Ichiro Suzuki broke a tie with Babe Ruth to take sole possession of 42nd place on baseball’s all-time hits list. Suzuki led off the second inning with a single against Orioles starter Ubaldo Jimenez, giving him 2,874 for his career. Suzuki, 41, should jump up a few more..." May 23

  • Will Smith suspended eight games for using illegal substance, will appeal

    Brew Crew Ball "As expected, Major League Baseball and the Office of the Commissioner has suspended Will Smith for having an illegal substance on his arm when pitching against the Braves Thursday night. Smith will be out for eight games, but is appealing the decision. Until his appeal is heard, he will remain on..." May 23

  • Billy Beane: "I'm not trading Vogt. Period"

    Hardball Talk "The struggling Athletics, at 14-29, are expected to sell as the July 31 trade deadline approaches, but GM Billy Beane is apprehensive to move catcher Stephen Vogt and starter Scott Kazmir. Per Peter Gammons of Gammons Daily, Beane’s plan was to hold onto Kazmir and make him a qualifying offer..." May 23

  • A-Rod ties Babe Ruth for 4th on all-time RBIs list at 1,992

    ESPN New York "New York Yankees slugger Alex Rodriguez tied Babe Ruth for fourth on the all-time RBIs list by driving in the 1,992nd run of his career. Rodriguez's RBI single to center in the seventh inning chased Texas Rangers starter Colby Lewis. Rodriguez went 2 for 5 in the Yankees' 10-9 loss..." May 23

  • Duffy to miss Saturday's start due to shoulder stiffness

    Fox Sports Kansas City "Danny Duffy will miss his scheduled start Saturday with shoulder stiffness, the latest obstacle for the struggling Kansas City left-hander. Duffy said he first felt stiffness Wednesday while playing catch and then fully felt the injury Thursday during a bullpen session as he completed his..." May 23

  • Braves' Gomes has strong words for pitchers using foreign substances

    Fox Sports South "No matter his reasoning, the Braves' Jonny Gomes isn't interested in why the Brewers' Will Smith uses a foreign substance on his arm, which led to his ejection Thursday at Turner Field. "At the end of the day it's a rule. We have to follow the rules," the Atlanta outfielder said before Friday's..." May 23

  • Rusney Castillo returns to Boston, will start Friday night

    Sporting News "Will the $72 million man be able to revitalize Boston's offense? The Red Sox will give it a try, at least, recalling Rusney Castillo from Triple-A Pawtucket on Friday and immediately penciling him into the starting lineup in right field. Outfielder Jackie Bradley Jr. was optioned to Pawtucket..." May 23

  • Matt Wieters eyeing date to return for Orioles

    CSN Baltimore "Matt Wieters will spend the weekend with the Orioles at Marlins Park, and if things go well, he could start a rehab assignment next week in Bowie. Wieters underwent Tommy John surgery last June 17, played in one Grapefruit League game on March 17 and has been rehabbing the elbow since in..." May 23

  • Rays affiliate apologizes for planned ‘A-Rod Juice Night’

    Tampa Tribune "A sweet promotion by the Tampa Bay Rays’ minor-league affiliate making fun of the New York Yankees’ Alex Rodriguez is off after it hit a sour note with the New York Yankees. The Charlotte Stone Crabs had been advertising tonight’s game against the Tampa Yankees as “A-Rod Juice Box Night.” The..." May 23

  • Mets to use six-man rotation with Noah Syndergaard, Dillon Gee

    ESPN New York "In the end, the New York Mets did not end up having to choose between Noah Syndergaard and Dillon Gee for one rotation spot. With Gee ready to return from the disabled list, the Mets plan to shift to a six-man rotation for the foreseeable future -- something they had been unwilling to consider..." May 23

  • Blue Jays haven’t asked about Hamels ‘in months’

    Sportsnet.ca "The Toronto Blue Jays haven’t asked about Cole Hamels “in months” after getting the sense during the winter that the Philadelphia Phillies ace wouldn’t waive his no-trade clause, according to a source. That revelation comes after Jon Heyman of CBS Sports reported Friday that the Blue Jays are..." May 22

  • Casey Janssen is healthy, ready to make his Nationals debut

    Hardball Talk "Casey Janssen was signed for $5 million this offseason to replace Tyler Clippard as the Nationals’ primary setup man, but instead he spent the first six weeks of the season on the disabled list with a shoulder injury. Janssen has been rehabbing in the minors and the Nationals are convinced he’s..." May 22

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    Jesse Sanchez @JesseSanchezMLB

    Sources tell me top Cuban RHP prospect Norge Luis Ruiz, 21, has left the island and will be seeking a Major League contract. #Cuba

  • Pirates' McCutchen laughs off pay stub leak

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "Pirates outfielder Andrew McCutchen reacted with laughter rather than anger Friday after a photo of one of his pay stubs turned up on the Internet. A user on Reddit posted an image of McCutchen's pay stub from May 15 in which $427,098.49 went into his bank account through direct deposit. The..." May 22