• Marlins ‘willing to engage’ on Stanton trade talks

    Sportsnet "With Giancarlo Stanton clearing waivers Tuesday, the Miami Marlins have the opportunity to trade MLB’s home run leader to any club before the Aug. 31 waiver trade deadline if that’s the road the franchise wants to go down. Speaking on Sportsnet 590 The FAN’s Starting Lineup, MLB Network’s Jon..." August 16

  • The Jose Fernandez statue may be in jeopardy

    Hardball Talk "Last November it was reported that the Marlins planned to build a memorial for Jose Fernandez, likely including a statue. The effort was said to be a pet project of the Marlins owner, Jeff Loria, who was close with Fernandez. Today the Miami Herald reports, however, that those plans are in..." August 16

  • Alex Rodriguez, Jennifer Lopez help Yankees' Gary Sanchez out of his slump

    USA Today "Leave it Alex Rodriguez, with an assist to his girlfriend Jennifer Lopez, in helping Gary Sanchez emerge from his defensive slump and go on an offensive tear. “The idea is to try to hit it up the middle,’’ Sanchez said after hitting a homer and a long sac fly against Jacob deGrom in the..." August 16

  • Jered Weaver Announces Retirement

    MLB.com "Jered Weaver today announced that he has retired from Major League Baseball following a playing career that spanned 12 seasons. "I've decided to step away from baseball. While I've been working hard to get back on the mound, my body just will not allow me to compete like I want to," said..." August 16

  • Verlander: Trade rumors 'on my mind, that's for sure'

    Detroit Free Press "Justin Verlander spoke on a few topics after the Detroit Tigers’ 10-4 loss to the Rangers on Tuesday night, their ninth loss in the last 11 games. Among them were the trade rumors that have circulated his name for the better part of the past two months and his future with the only organization he..." August 16

  • Dodgers move 50 games above .500 for the first time since 1953

    Los Angeles Times "That was quite a team the Dodgers assembled in 1953. They had Hall of Famers everywhere — at catcher (Roy Campanella), shortstop (Pee Wee Reese), left field (Jackie Robinson), center field (Duke Snider) and in the broadcast booth (Vin Scully and Red Barber). They were Brooklyn’s finest,..." August 16

  • Mets’ Noah Syndergaard doesn’t want to ‘just shut it down,’ has changed workout routine in hopes of return

    New York Daily News "During his three-and-a-half months on the disabled list since tearing his lat muscle, Noah Syndergaard has changed the emphasis of his workout routine, and says he believes it is already having a significant effect. In fact, after his bullpen session on Tuesday, his first time throwing off a..." August 16

  • Aaron Judge ties an ignominious MLB record

    New York Post " Aaron Judge whiffed in the first inning against Jacob deGrom in the Yankees’ 5-4 win over the Mets on Tuesday night at the Stadium, marking the 32nd straight game in which Judge has struck out, matching Adam Dunn’s MLB record. He doubled to lead off the eighth." August 16

  • Aroldis Chapman to undergo testing on hamstring

    Larry Brown Sports "Aroldis Chapman will undergo testing after experiencing a hamstring issue on Tuesday night. Chapman struggled for the third consecutive outing, though he managed to get the save in the New York Yankees’ 5-4 win over the Mets. Chapman hurt himself after getting a groundout to end the..." August 16

  • Joey Votto reaches base twice in 20th consecutive game, one game shy of Ted Williams’ record

    Hardball Talk "Reds first baseman Joey Votto drew a walk in the first inning and walked again in the sixth inning of Tuesday’s game against the Cubs. That marked the 20th consecutive game in which he has reached base twice, leaving him one shy of the modern era record Ted Williams set in 1948. The last hitter to..." August 16

  • Kinsler: Umpire 'needs to find another job,' messing with games 'blatantly'

    Detroit Free Press "He had plenty of time to think, a night’s worth of sleep, and when Ian Kinsler sat at his locker inside the visiting clubhouse at Globe Life Park this afternoon, he said exactly what he thought. In short, that Angel Hernandez is a bad umpire. Also, that a career change could serve Hernandez..." August 16

  • Reinsdorf: Ozzie Guillen 'can't come back' as White Sox manager

    CSN Chicago "The calls for Ozzie Guillen to return as the White Sox skipper will go unanswered as long as Jerry Reinsdorf owns the team. The chairman made that crystal clear in his interview with USA Today's Bob Nightengale on Tuesday: I feel very badly for him. Ozzie is a good manager. I’ve..." August 16

  • Report: Blue Jays’ Estrada claimed on waivers by unknown team

    Sportsnet "Toronto Blue Jays right-hander Marco Estrada was claimed on revocable waivers by an unknown team, according to MLB Network’s Jon Morosi. The Blue Jays now face a decision on the impending free agent. Toronto can trade him to the mystery team, allow the team to assume Estrada’s contract or pull..." August 15

  • Tigers and Astros discussing Verlander deal

    Fanrag Sports "The Houston Astros and Detroit Tigers are discussing a possible deal to send former MVP and Cy Young-winning starting pitcher Justin Verlander to Houston, sources tell FanRag Sports. Though the two continue to discuss a deal, completing one won’t be easy. Verlander, 34, is still due to make $28..." August 15

  • Red Sox Made ‘Every Accommodation’ For Pablo Sandoval, Dave Dombrowski Says

    NESN "Dave Dombrowski isn’t really trying to hear Pablo Sandoval’s excuses. The Boston Red Sox’s president of baseball operations appeared on WEEI on Tuesday during the WEEI/NESN Jimmy Fund Radio-Telethon and was asked about Sandoval’s comments in The Players’ Tribune after he rejoined the San..." August 15

  • Mets Acquire Travis Snider, Sign Neil Wagner

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Mets have announced two minor acquisitions, with outfielder Travis Snider joining the club through a trade with the Rangers and righty Neil Wagner signing a minors deal with the organization. Both players will head to Triple-A Las Vegas. Snider, 29, comes over in a minor swap with the..." August 15

  • Giancarlo Stanton clears waivers, teams interested

    TSN "According to Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports, Giancarlo Stanton has cleared revocable waivers and could soon be on the move. The Miami Marlins slugger has 10 years and $295 million left on his mammoth contract, but does currently lead the majors in home runs with 43. Passan reports at least four..." August 15

  • Will Cubs make another deal in August with Willson Contreras sidelined?

    CSN Chicago "The expectation that catcher Willson Contreras didn’t suffer a season-ending injury – combined with Alex Avila’s experience and Victor Caratini’s upside – means the Cubs will likely stand pat before the Aug. 31 trade deadline. “We’re happy with those guys right now,” general manager Jed Hoyer..." August 15

  • There was an important difference to this Aaron Judge homer

    New York Post "Aaron Judge and Gary Sanchez have both gone through stretches when they’ve been among the most dominant hitters in the game — and they’ve also suffered through maddening periods when it was easy to wonder what happened to their bats. If the Yankees are going to go anywhere this season — and..." August 15

  • Mariners have tried to trade for Ervin Santana multiple times

    Larry Brown Sports "The non-waiver trade deadline may have already passed, but the Seattle Mariners are still pursuing upgrades on the waiver trade market. Ryan Divish of the Seattle Times reported over the weekend that the M’s have tried to trade for Minnesota Twins righty Ervin Santana “multiple times.” Divish..." August 15

  • Edwin Encarnacion: 'I was surprised' Red Sox didn't make offer

    WEEI Boston "When Edwin Encarnacion sat down with his agent, Paul Kinzer, to strategize the slugger's plan heading into free agency after the 2016 season, three teams were surfaced by the player as preferred destinations: Toronto, Boston and another team. (No, that third club wasn't the Yankees.) David..." August 15

  • Sandoval says he's happy to be back in S.F., but that's taken as a jab at Red Sox

    CBS Sports "Simply put, Pablo Sandoval's tenure with the Red Sox will go down as one of the worst free agent signings in baseball history. The team gave him a five-year contract worth $95 million, and in return, he gave them a .236/.286/.360 batting line and minus-2.2 WAR in 161 games. Boston owes him $18.6..." August 15

  • Blue Jays agree to minor-league deal with Brett Anderson

    Sportsnet "The Toronto Blue Jays and left-hander Brett Anderson have agreed on a minor-league deal pending a physical, according to industry sources, as the club continues to find ways to bolster its pitching depth. Barring a surprise Anderson, released by the Chicago Cubs on July 31 after signing a..." August 15

  • Astros' Clippard was notified of trade while watching 'Game of Thrones'

    Uproxx "Sundays are important for a lot of people, as it is the night where some of us sit on our couches in complete silence for an hour while watching Game of Thrones. One such person is relief pitcher Tyler Clippard, who likely won’t forget this week’s episode any time soon. Clippard started..." August 15

  • Dodgers’ OF Andre Ethier sells near $5 million Arizona mansion

    Sportsnaut "Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Andre Ethier may be sidelined with a back injury. He’s also seen his career take a turn for the worse in recent seasons. The 35-year-old is hitting just .208 with one homer and two RBI in 16 games on the season. In no way does this mean Ethier’s life off the..." August 15

  • McGwire hopes Judge, Bellinger break his rookie HR record

    MLB.com "Mark McGwire arrived in Oakland in 1987, a bright-eyed rookie with a powerful swing. Before he had time to fully comprehend his status as a big leaguer, he says, he was already threatening Major League Baseball's 31-year-old rookie homer record -- held at the time by Frank Robinson and Wally..." August 14

  • Girardi sticking with Chapman despite recent struggles

    New York Daily News "Something hasn’t been quite right with Aroldis Chapman all season, and now it’s official: the Yankees have a closer-crisis on their hands. They were fortunate to survive a wild, messy outing on Friday night, thanks in part some dumb baserunning by the Red Sox, but on Sunday night Chapman cost..." August 14

  • Making sense of Yankees-Mets front office standoffs

    New York Post "The Subway Series renews with minimal on-field spark, but with the backdrop of animosity between the front offices on how potential deals for Neil Walker and Jay Bruce did not result in a love connection. As a baseball columnist for a New York tabloid, if I were to play my role ideally, even..." August 14

  • Inside the brain trust that created the unstoppable Los Angeles Dodgers

    USA Today "You walk the halls of the Los Angeles Dodgers’ baseball operations department at your own risk, never quite knowing what’s around the corner. You may stumble into a vicious whiffle ball game, with Dodgers president Andrew Friedman smashing the ball off the light fixtures, or firing a fastball..." August 14

  • Hawk Harrelson: Time For Wrigley Field ‘To Be Replaced’

    CBSChicago.com "Some fans love him, some fans despise him, but he’s pretty hard to ignore. White Sox broadcaster Hawk Harrelson doubled down on his criticism of the Cubs’ fabled Wrigley Field on Saturday, echoing recent comments that he’ll never step foot in the stadium again and then adding more detail to why..." August 14

  • Todd Coffey retires

    Hardball Talk "Todd Coffey has not pitched in a major league game for over five years, but he never retired. He pitched in the minors. He pitched in the independent leagues. He pitched for the Diablos Rojos of the Mexican League. He signed multiple minor league deals with big league clubs for spring training..." August 14

  • Harper won't risk season by rushing back from knee injury

    USA Today "Bryce Harper’s left knee did not succumb in the waning, rain-swept hours of Saturday evening. Nor did the very real World Series hopes of his Washington Nationals. Yet even as Nationals general manager Mike Rizzo declared Sunday morning that Harper suffered only a “significant bone bruise,”..." August 14

  • Dodgers reportedly hopeful Clayton Kershaw will return by end of August

    Yardbarker "Not that the Los Angeles Dodgers need the help, but ace left-hander Clayton Kershaw is getting closer to a return. Kershaw threw a bullpen session over the weekend, clearing the way for him to throw in a simulated game on Wednesday. If all goes according to plan, according to Bill Shaikin of..." August 14

  • Astros looking for more bullpen help even after landing Tyler Clippard

    Larry Brown Sports "The Houston Astros are interested in making more moves even after adding Tyler Clippard to their bullpen. Houston acquired Clippard from the White Sox on Sunday for a player to be named later. The 32-year-old reliever is bouncing around a bit this season, as he went to Chicago in a deal with..." August 14

  • Yankees slugger Aaron Judge signs autograph deal with Fanatics

    ESPN "One of the most coveted signatures in all of sports has signed on the dotted line. After a heavy courtship by memorabilia companies, New York Yankees slugger Aaron Judge has signed an exclusive autograph deal with Fanatics. Terms were not disclosed, but Judge's agent David Matranga said that..." August 14

  • Two Phillies Denied Players Weekend Uniform Requests

    The Sports Daily "Players Weekend is just around the corner and, by now, you’ve sorted out the good from the bad and picked your favorites. Unfortunately for two members of the Philadelphia Phillies couldn’t get their nicknames on the back of their jerseys and had to opt for less imaginative ones. According..." August 14

  • John Farrell: 'I messed up' trying to get Craig Kimbrel into game

    ESPN "Charge the error to the manager. With one out and the winning run in scoring position in the bottom of the ninth inning Sunday night, Boston Red Sox manager John Farrell emerged from the dugout and motioned to the bullpen to bring in closer Craig Kimbrel. But umpire crew chief Fieldin Culbreth..." August 14

  • Scott Boras Calls For MLB To Prevent Wet Bases After Harper Injury

    SI "Agent Scott Boras wants Major League Baseball to be more careful and prevent wet bases from being used in games after periods of inclement weather, according to ESPN's Jerry Crasnick. His comments come just one day after his client and Washington Nationals star Bryce Harper was injured in the..." August 14

  • White Sox trade reliever Tyler Clippard to Astros

    Chicago Tribune "Tyler Clippard wore a White Sox jersey Sunday afternoon. By Sunday night, the reliever's Twitter bio, which featured a picture of him in a Yankees uniform, stated he plays for the Astros. Clippard's Instagram account stated the same, and not long after, the Sox announced they had traded..." August 14

  • Ian Kinsler staying with Tigers after waiver claim period expires

    CBS Sports "Tigers second baseman Ian Kinsler seemed like a pretty good August trade candidate. Sure, he's having a down year, but he has the pedigree of a very good player and has lots of postseason experience. He's playing for a non-contender who was a seller in front of the non-waiver trade deadline and..." August 13

  • Padres extend the contract of manager Andy Green through 2021 season

    CBS Sports "The Padres on Sunday morning announced that they have extended the contract of manager Andy Green. "Throughout the past two seasons, Andy has consistently proven to us his leadership abilities and strong character," said general manager A.J. Preller in a statement. "Andy's knowledge of the..." August 13

  • Nolan Arenado suffers hand contusion after being hit by pitch

    Sporting News "Colorado Rockies third baseman Nolan Arenado suffered a contusion on his left hand when he was hit by a pitch in Sunday's game against the Marlins. The Rockies reported that Arenado suffered a contusion on his hand, but X-rays were negative. The All-Star third baseman took a fastball from..." August 13

  • Marcell Ozuna believes Giancarlo Stanton can hit 70 home runs

    Miami Herald "Giancarlo Stanton hit his 40th home run Friday, and it was another beauty -- a 433-footer. Gary Sheffield’s club record of 42 homers is no longer just doable. It’s all but a given that Stanton, barring some unforeseen injury, will shatter the mark that was set in 1996 -- perhaps, even, by the..." August 13

  • Veterans laid down the law, altered Cards' season

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "Tired of sputtering along, Yadier Molina and Adam Wainwright moved to re-establish order. On the Cardinals last road trip, they summoned their teammates to The Precinct, a high-end steakhouse. To appreciate the Cardinals’ recent surge and their newfound belief in each other, it helps to..." August 13

  • What happens to the Nationals if Harper fears become reality?

    Fanrag Sports "So let’s say Bryce Harper, who suffered a knee injury Saturday night, can’t walk until next year. What does that mean? It doesn’t mean much to the Washington Nationals’ chances of winning the National League East. Barring a truly cosmic alignment of misfortune, the Nationals will be NL East..." August 13

  • Bryce Harper Has Bone Bruise, Should Return This Season

    Bleacher Report "Washington Nationals star Bryce Harper reportedly suffered a bone bruise in Saturday's 3-1 victory over the San Francisco Giants. According to Robert Flores of MLB Network, Nationals general manager Mike Rizzo called the setback a bone bruise while noting Harper avoided ligament and tendon..." August 13

  • Bryce Harper's injury could be blamed on bases

    ESPN "Should MLB and the MLB Players Association explore the question of whether bases could be composed of better materials? Cal Ripken played in every game over 16 years, and one of his managers, Davey Johnson, once mused about how Ripken somehow circumvented serious injury despite the range of..." August 13

  • Ben Zobrist calls for e-zone after called third strike ends game

    ESPN "Chicago Cubs veteran Ben Zobrist has been in favor of an electronic strike zone for several years, and the Strike 3 call on him to end Saturday's 6-2 loss to the Arizona Diamondbacks will only fortify his stance on the matter. The slider from reliever David Hernandez looked decidedly low, but..." August 13

  • Dodgers shocked by Utley's unusual ejection

    MLB.com "With one out in the top of the ninth during the Dodgers' 6-3 win over the Padres on Saturday night at Dodger Stadium, second-base umpire Ramon De Jesus ejected Chase Utley after the veteran second baseman and De Jesus had a disagreement about the ump's positioning. Utley said over his 15-year..." August 13

  • Nationals' Doolittle calls Charlottesville rally 'disgusting'

    Washington Post "Sean Doolittle wrestled with sharing his thoughts on social media as he watched torch-bearing white nationalists, neo-Nazis, and Ku Klux Klan members march through Charlottesville and the University of Virginia, where he went to school for three years, on Friday night and all day Saturday. The new..." August 13