• Jose Bautista will be Braves starting third baseman

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Jose Bautista will be the Braves’ starting third baseman whenever he joins the big league club. The Braves signed Bautista, 37, to a minor league deal April 18 and announced the long-time outfielder as a third baseman, a position he hadn’t regularly manned in a decade. But that’s the..." April 23

  • Patrick Corbin may be the next Yankees ace?

    USA Today "The greatest free-agent class in baseball history just got a whole lot better, and you better believe the New York Yankees are paying close attention. The Yankees, who are getting below the $197 million luxury tax for a reason, know all about the marquee names who will be free agents in..." April 23

  • MLB Rumors: Dodgers Could Offer Harper a Massive Short-Term Deal

    12 Up "​This would be insane. The Los Angeles Dodgers came within one win of a World Series last year, falling just short to the Houston Astros in Game 7. However, they have all the talent in the world to get back to the top, and ​could add even more in the future. Bryce Harper is getting ready..." April 23

  • Roenis Elias experiment with Red Sox ends, traded to Seattle

    WEEI Boston "He always represented an intriguing option for the Red Sox. But ultimately Roenis Elias wasn't intriguing enough. The lefty reliever was traded to Seattle Monday in exchange for a player to be named later or cash considerations. The 29-year-old Elias had come to the Red Sox prior to the 2016..." April 23

  • Yankees' Gleyber Torres makes English a priority of his big-league experience

    Sporting News "As reporters huddled around his locker on Sunday, Gleyber Torres was hesitant to engage. The 21-year-old was fresh off of his long-awaited debut, but it was an 0-for-4 afternoon that featured a strikeout and seven runners left on base in a 5-1 Yankees win over the Blue Jays. Torres’ caution had..." April 23

  • White Sox Place Miguel Gonzalez On 10-Day DL, Transfer Danny Farquhar To 60-Day DL

    MLB Trade Rumors "The White Sox announced on Monday that they’ve placed right-hander Miguel Gonzalez on the 10-day DL and selected the contract of right-hander Chris Beck from Triple-A Charotte. Right-hander Danny Farquhar, who was hospitalized over the weekend in a terrifying scene after collapsing in the dugout..." April 23

  • Danny Farquhar to remain in the hospital for three weeks

    Hardball Talk "As you no doubt heard, White Sox pitcher Danny Farquhar was rushed to the hospital with a brain hemorrhage on Friday. He underwent brain surgery Saturday night to relieve swelling and remained in the ICU unit at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago as of yesterday. He’s in critical, but..." April 23

  • Angels' Keynan Middleton keeps making closing statement

    Los Angeles Times "Labels are not important to Mike Scioscia, which is why the manager is reluctant to anoint Keynan Middleton as the Angels' closer even though it's apparent to anyone following the team that the hard-throwing right-hander has seized the ninth-inning role. "Keynan's last couple looks have been in..." April 23

  • Mariners keeping Ichiro due to matchups, clubhouse presence

    The Score "With Ryon Healy nearing a return from injury, the Seattle Mariners needed to make room for him on the major-league roster. To do so, they chose to send outfielder Guillermo Heredia to Triple-A and instead kept veteran Ichiro Suzuki. General manager Jerry Dipoto responded to the negative..." April 23

  • Yankees win with youngest lineup in 48 years

    SNY TV "With the franchise's youngest lineup in 48 years, the Yankees improved to 4-2 on their 10-game homestand with a 5-1 win over the Toronto Blue Jays on Sunday at Yankee Stadium. Luis Severino, 24, struck out six batters in seven strong innings, while 23-year-old Miguel Andujar went 4-for-4 with..." April 23

  • Zack Wheeler misses out on sweet homecoming as Mets may shake up back end of rotation

    New York Daily News "Zack Wheeler grew up just a few miles from here. The Mets righthander now makes his offseason home just down the road. But in two attempts, Wheeler has yet to get an official start at SunTrust Park. The Mets and Braves postponed Sunday’s series finale because of rain. It has been rescheduled as..." April 23

  • Phillies off to historic start at home as Kapler finds winning formula

    Courier-Post "Gabe Kapler doesn't hear the boos anymore when he goes to the mound to remove a pitcher. That's because the Phillies manager and his analytical brand of baseball is having quite a revival after a slow start. But really, the Phillies are following Kapler's blueprint of working walks and..." April 23

  • Dave Roberts trying to get Joc Pederson ‘going a little bit’

    Orange County Register "Dave Roberts is nothing if not optimistic. The Dodgers manager has started his fourth outfielder, Joc Pederson, in three consecutive games despite Pederson dragging a .176 batting average and .535 OPS into Saturday’s game. Roberts has responded similarly each time he has been questioned about..." April 23

  • Brian Dozier extends hitting streak to 23 games

    Hardball Talk "Twins second baseman Brian Dozier hit a one-out single in the third inning of Sunday afternoon’s game against the Rays, extending his hitting streak to 23 games, dating back to last season. As MLB.com’s Joey Johnston notes, Dozier has hit safely in all 16 of the Twins’ games to start the..." April 23

  • Yu Darvish’s meltdowns ‘a concern,’ but Cubs ‘not going to press panic button’

    Chicago Sun-Times "The Cubs aren’t exactly sure about how to solve the curious case of Yu Darvish and his quick-to-unravel fifth innings. But it continued to be a focus of their attention the morning after the big-ticket right-hander’s two-out walk of the Rockies pitcher in the fifth Saturday turned a scoreless,..." April 23

  • Angels confirm Shohei Ohtani will start Tuesday

    Sportsnaut "Los Angeles Angels rookie superstar Shohei Ohtani will not have to miss his scheduled start on Tuesday after all, the team announced on Sunday. The blister that caused Ohtani to be pulled early in his last start has healed up enough to allow Ohtani to pitch, which is certainly great news for..." April 23

  • Javier Baez, D.J. LeMahieu have disagreement about sign-stealing

    Hardball Talk "Fellow second basemen Javier Baez of the Cubs and D.J. LeMahieu of the Rockies got into a disagreement in the top of the third inning of Sunday’s game at Coors Field over sign-stealing. LeMahieu reached on a fielder’s choice ground out, then advanced to second base on Charlie Blackmon‘s single...." April 23

  • Gleyber Torres embraced by Yankees fans despite 0-for-4 major-league debut

    New York Daily News "The fans at Yankee Stadium booed louder than they have even for Giancarlo Stanton this month immediately after top prospect Gleyber Torres flied out in the eighth inning on Sunday, the fourth consecutive time he was retired in his highly anticipated major-league debut. The Bronx crowd was not..." April 23

  • Astros' offensive resurgence allows pitchers time to rest

    Houston Chronicle "The Astros' recent offensive renaissance, and the starting rotation's historic start to the season, has afforded manager A.J. Hinch a somewhat perplexing dilemma. His starters are dominant, pitching deep into games without much fatigue and enough left to possibly finish them. Charlie Morton..." April 23

  • Yu Darvish still seeking answers after another short outing: 'It's definitely my problem'

    ESPN "A day after another poor finish to a Yu Darvish outing, the Chicago Cubs -- including Darvish -- are searching for answers. He and pitching game planner, Mike Borzello, were huddled at a table inside the Cubs clubhouse Sunday morning for a lengthy chat and examination of Saturday's short outing..." April 22

  • Brandon Belt's 21-Pitch At-Bat Breaks MLB Record for Most Pitches Seen in an AB

    Bleacher Report "San Francisco Giants first baseman Brandon Belt certainly waited for his pitch in his first at-bat of Sunday's game against the Los Angeles Angels. As the MLB account showed, he saw 21 pitches against Jaime Barria in the first inning before lining out to right field. Per Mike DiGiovanna of..." April 22

  • Cubs' Kris Bryant: HBP in head Sunday

    CBS Sports "Bryant exited Sunday's game against the Rockies early after being hit by a pitch in the head. Bryant was struck by a German Marquez pitch on his helmet and was visibly shaken up afterwards." April 22

  • Mets-Braves rainout sets record for early season weather-related PPDs

    ESPN "The Braves announced that their game against the New York Mets in Atlanta has been postponed due to inclement weather, setting a record. There have been 26 weather-related postponements this season, and according to The Associated Press, that's the most through April since Major League Baseball..." April 22

  • Jeter gets defensive over tanking accusations

    Yardbarker "The Miami Marlins are bad this season. And, they’re going to keep being bad this season. In fact, they are probably going to be pretty bad for the next few seasons. But then again, everybody seems to know and understand this. Everybody, that is, except for their new owner Derek Jeter. In an..." April 22

  • Ohtani batting cleanup for the first time

    MLB.com "Two-way sensation Shohei Ohtani will serve as the designated hitter and bat in the Angels' cleanup spot for the first time Sunday against the Giants at Angel Stadium. First pitch is scheduled for 1:07 p.m. PT. The 23-year-old Ohtani began the season batting in the Halos' No. 8 spot for six..." April 22

  • Shohei Ohtani’s blister test will be a ‘full gorilla’ bullpen session

    New York Post "Shohei Ohtani is scheduled to throw a “full gorilla” bullpen session on Sunday that will give the Angels a better idea if the blister that forced the Japanese two-way sensation out of his last pitching start has healed. “He’s feeling much better so we’re encouraged,” manager Mike Scioscia said..." April 22

  • Kenley Jansen declares ‘I’m good now’ after solid outing

    Larry Brown Sports "Kenley Jansen is working to regain the form that has made him one of the best closers in baseball for the past several seasons, and his performance on Saturday night indicated he may be on his way to doing just that. Jansen came on in a non-save situation in the ninth inning of an eventual 4-0..." April 22

  • Justin Verlander responds to heckler with makeshift sign

    Sporting News "A good heckler can quickly upgrade an average sporting experience to an entertaining one — especially when they elicit a response from the athletes in the game. Clearly aware of this, Justin Verlander decided to make the nights of fans sitting near the Astros' away dugout. Apparently a..." April 22

  • Cardinals put Wainwright on disabled list, call up Brebbia

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "The Cardinals put Adam Wainwright on the 10-day disabled list on Sunday with right elbow inflammation. The team called up John Brebbia from Memphis. Wainwright's posting is retroactive to April 20. "All will be well in a few days," Wainwright wrote on Twitter. Wainwright was scheduled to..." April 22

  • Gleyber Torres says he’s ready for this as the moment arrives

    New York Post "The question heading into spring training for Gleyber Torres was whether he was ready to break through to the majors. On Sunday he did, making his Yankees debut against the Blue Jays in The Bronx. Before the game, the 21-year-old was asked if he was ready for the next step: “Yeah,” Torres..." April 22

  • Mike Trout much more than home-run leader for AL West-contending Angels

    Sporting News "Mike Trout just missed making a sensational catch in center field that would have robbed San Francisco’s Brandon Belt of a two-run homer in the second inning Saturday. The ball bounded off his glove and landed over the wall in right field. Trout turned that missed catch into a big game. He hit..." April 22

  • A's Manaea throws no-hitter vs. red-hot Red Sox

    MLB.com "Baseball's best was in town, but it didn't matter. A hot-hitting Red Sox squad, winners of eight straight games, would not shake Sean Manaea. Not much can these days. The A's left-hander has been dealing, dominating with ease, and on Saturday he turned it up a notch, brilliantly orchestrating..." April 22

  • Andrew Benintendi isn't happy he was called out of the base path during Manaea's no-hitter

    CBS Sports "The first no-hitter of the 2018 season was thrown Saturday night at the Oakland Coliseum. Athletics left-hander Sean Manaea no-hit the Red Sox -- they were an MLB best 17-2 going into the game -- with shocking ease (OAK 3, BOS 0). With all due respect to the BoSox, Manaea carved them up. The..." April 22

  • White Sox hang Danny Farquhar’s jersey in bullpen for game

    Yardbarker "The Chicago White Sox hung Danny Farquhar’s jersey in the bullpen for their game against the Houston Astros on Saturday. Farquhar faced four batters in the sixth inning during a 10-0 loss on Friday. After he pitched, he passed out in the dugout. The White Sox later said that Farquhar..." April 22

  • Yankees promote Gleyber Torres, top prospect, to majors

    New York Daily News "It’s Gleyber time. The Yankees are promoting top prospect Gleyber Torres to the major leagues, a source confirmed to the Daily News. The infielder will join the Yankees on Sunday for their series finale against the Blue Jays at the Stadium. First pitch is slated for 1:05 p.m. Torres was..." April 21

  • Mets send Matt Harvey to bullpen

    New York Post " Matt Harvey’s immediate fate has been decided: He is headed to the Mets’ bullpen. Manager Mickey Callaway reached the decision Saturday after lefty Jason Vargas was cleared medically to pitch in a rehab game for Triple-A Las Vegas. " April 21

  • Farquhar stable but critical after hemorrhage

    MLB.com "Tests have revealed that Chicago White Sox pitcher Danny Farquhar suffered a brain hemorrhage during the sixth inning of Friday night's game, and additional overnight testing at RUSH University Medical Center revealed that a ruptured aneurysm caused the brain bleed. Currently stable but in..." April 21

  • Blue Jays’ Atkins: Granderson everything you could possibly hope for

    Sportsnet "Ross Atkins remembers when Titanic was released in theatres. Everybody who had seen the 1997 James Cameron-directed film would come back and rave about it, hyping up expectations to the highest degree. “Could it possibly be as good as everyone said it was going to be? And it was,” Atkins said..." April 21

  • Drury working to alleviate migraine issue

    MLB.com "Brandon Drury was on the Yankee Stadium infield early on Saturday morning, his spikes digging into the dirt as he repeatedly rounded first base under the watch of the coaching staff. Sidelined with severe migraines that have caused blurred vision, those simple steps represented progress as he aims..." April 21

  • Mets outfielder Yoenis Cespedes thinks playing golf will help end slump

    ESPN "New York Mets outfielder Yoenis Cespedes wants to swing his way out of an early season slump, but with his golf clubs rather than his bat. "One of the things that I did before, years ago, when I was in a slump, was playing golf and trying to get out of my slump," Cespedes told reporters through..." April 21

  • Jose Bautista turned down bigger offer from Indians

    Yardbarker "Jose Bautista’s decision to sign with the Atlanta Braves was motivated by more than just money. Chris Cotillo of SB Nation reported on Friday that the former All-Star slugger had a bigger offer from the Cleveland Indians that he turned down. Cotillo also adds that the deciding factor was..." April 21

  • Verlander upset with 'overaggressive' baserunning, celebration from Anderson

    Houston Chronicle "Unwritten rules: A stoic veteran pitcher is at odds with an excitable third-year player. Starter Justin Verlander vocally opposed some "over-aggressive" decisions made by White Sox third baseman Tim Anderson in the fifth inning, which concluded with the pitcher exchanging words with Anderson at..." April 21

  • Aaron Boone not giving Sonny Gray a personal catcher

    Larry Brown Sports "Aaron Boone is not giving Sonny Gray a personal catcher anymore. The New York Yankees manager has Gary Sanchez set to catch Gray for Friday’s game against the Toronto Blue Jays rather than Austin Romine, who has caught Gray for many of his starts. Boone told reporters on Friday that Gray and..." April 21

  • Manfred says shorter schedule would mean lower pay

    ESPN "Not surprisingly, MLB commissioner Rob Manfred had a favorable reaction to Chicago Cubs star Anthony Rizzo's opinion that if baseball shortened its season, players should expect to be paid less. "I think that Anthony's comments were realistic in the sense that he linked the fact that if, in..." April 21

  • Farquhar taken to hospital after fainting in White Sox dugout

    SI "The White Sox got a scare Friday as relief pitcher Danny Farquhar fainted in the dugout after pitching the sixth inning against the Astros. Farquhar woke up after passing out, but he was taken to the hospital as a precaution after he was attended to by EMTs. The 31-year-old pitchers threw 15..." April 21

  • Orioles' Britton throws off mound for 1st time since surgery

    ESPN "Baltimore Orioles closer Zach Britton took a significant step Friday in his recovery from an Achilles injury, throwing 20 pitches off a half-mound in the indoor batting cage at Camden Yards. Britton, who ruptured his right Achilles tendon while working out at home in California in December, was..." April 21

  • Yuli Gurriel thinks his brother Lourdes is even better than he is

    Larry Brown Sports "Yuli Gurriel is a pretty accomplished baseball player, but he thinks his brother could be even better. Gurriel’s brother, Lourdes, was called up by the Toronto Blue Jays on Friday and is set to start at second base. It’s an impressive jump for Lourdes, who is going straight from Double-A to the..." April 21

  • Yankees' Gray not alarmed by dip in velocity

    MLB.com "Sonny Gray was certain that he had identified the mechanical flaw that was holding back his top-level performance, and so the right-hander voiced a plan to simplify that approach and unveil those adjustments at his next opportunity. Back to the drawing board. Gray's early-season struggles..." April 21

  • Buck on Betts: 'Best right fielder I've ever seen'

    MLB.com "You can start, if you want to, just for fun, with some of the things Mookie Betts is not, right before you get to all the pretty wonderful things he is on a baseball field. Betts is not Mike Trout, for example. He's not ever going to make the kind of money Bryce Harper is going to make after this..." April 20

  • 2 Super Bowl rings later, Gaffney rejoins Bucs

    Pro Football Rumors "You won’t be seeing Tyler Gaffney on the pages of Pro Football Rumors, but you may find him on MLB Trade Rumors in time. The former Panthers, Patriots, and Jaguars wide receiver is going back to baseball, as MLB.com’s Adam Berry writes. “My dream has been the big leagues my whole life,”..." April 20