New York Daily News "The Yankees gave us a lot to digest late last night in Oakland, from another CC Sabathia disappointment, to David Carpenter’s ineffectiveness, to the mystery of following a sweep of the league’s best team with a loss to its worst. But you know what stuck out in this game? Alex Rodriguez’s..." May 29
The Globe and Mail "Major League Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred is open to Montreal hosting three or four regular-season games in 2016, the city’s mayor said Thursday after a 45-minute meeting he described as “extremely positive.” The goal of the encounter was to show Manfred that Montreal is “serious about..." May 29
Sporting News "The Mets’ decision to adopt a six-man rotation is sparking plenty of debate in New York and around baseball, with some questioning if the move will work. But sports agent Scott Boras believes the unorthodox decision just might be the best thing for his client Matt Harvey. The Mets made the..." May 29
Athletics Nation "The A's dodged a bullet today, as Scott Kazmir will not be placed on the DL (for now) after his MRI revealed no damage. Per Jane Lee (below) and Susan Slusser, Kazmir may only miss one start due to a convenient day off on June 6th, which would otherwise be his next scheduled start. The A's can..." May 29
Amazin' Avenue "The Mets have promoted outfield prospect Michael Conforto from High-A St. Lucie to Double-A Binghamton. The promotion comes on the heels of Jayce Boyd's promotion from Binghamton to Triple-A Las Vegas. The 22-year-old Conforto was the Mets' first-round draft pick in the 2014 draft out of Oregon..." May 29
Tanaka is flying out west tonight. Girardi said that as long as he feels well, Tanaka will make a start in Seattle.
Boston Herald "David Ortiz will be out of the Red Sox lineup for a "couple of days," manager John Farrell said in an interview on WEEI this afternoon. Ortiz is hitting just .216 and has been mired in a slump. He is just 3-for-his-last-29." May 28
Hardball Talk "Bob Nightengale checks in on the Marlins’ clubhouse, and it ain’t a pretty sight. Ten days after Mike Redmond was fired and Dan Jennings was installed, the team is still losing, the players seem less-than-enthused and Jennings seems frustrated. He’s even getting personal advice from Jim Leyland..." May 28
St. Louis Post-Dispatch "Cardinals first baseman Matt Adams, who was almost certain to land on the disabled list after suffering a right quadriceps strain Tuesday, now is certain not to be playing for months. The Cardinals announced Wednesday night that Adams would be out an estimated three to four months, which could..." May 28
ESPN Dallas "Josh Hamilton spent Thursday morning playing with his four daughters, then he drove to Globe Life Park, where he'll play his first home game as a member of the Texas Rangers since 2012. A few fans were waiting for autographs as he arrived at the ballpark. Life, he said, is good. It'll get..." May 28
MLB.com "A CT scan of Nationals left fielder Jayson Werth's left wrist at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., on Thursday revealed two small fractures, according to a baseball source. The Nationals have not confirmed the news. Dr. Richard Berger, who operated on Werth's wrist in 2012, is convinced that..." May 28
Cuban pitcher Yadiel Alvarez now eligible to sign during internat'l signing period that begins July 2 according to memo sent to MLB clubs.
Orange County Register "The Angels will place Collin Cowgill on the disabled list on Thursday, recalling outfielder Alfredo Marte from Triple-A to take his place. The moves will not be official until later Thursday. The Angels will also need to clear a spot on the 40-man roster for Marte. Cowgill felt pain in his..." May 28
If this goes well, chance Cueto throws in the bullpen on Friday. If that goes well and no issues Sat, Price said Sun start possible. #reds
New York Post "Masahiro Tanaka looked healthy and felt “fine.” That was the good news. His performance, however, didn’t scream Major League-ready. The Yankees ace, out since April 23 with right forearm soreness and wrist tendinitis, was tagged for three earned runs on four hits while walking two and striking..." May 28
Sporting News "On Wednesday, the Braves and Dodgers finalized a six-player trade headlined by infielders Alberto Callaspo and Juan Uribe. The Dodgers get Callaspo and pitchers Ian Thomas, Juan Jaime and Eric Stults in exchange for Uribe and pitcher Chris Withrow. Uribe was asked about what it felt like to..." May 28
CSN Baltimore "Matt Wieters just finished a workout early Wednesday afternoon. He looked happy and hoped his long rehab from Tommy John surgery was nearing an end. Wieters was 2-for-4 at Bowie on Tuesday night. He caught all nine innings and threw out a runner. “Good, felt good, thought yesterday went..." May 28
Boston Herald "Carlos Peguero won't have to travel far to join the Red Sox. But can he help them? The Sox acquired Peguero today in a cash transaction with the Texas Rangers, who designated the lefty-hitting outfielder for assignment last week. He will meet the team in Texas, where the Sox open a..." May 28
jon lester sets record in style. goes to 0-for-58 (biggest 0-fer to start a career) with flyout to wall vs. max scherzer.
CBSSports.com "Alex Rodriguez climbed another leaderboard on Wednesday afternoon, this time the all-time RBI leaderboard. The Yankees slugger hit a three-run home run off Chris Young of the Royals in the third inning and moved into sole possession of third place on the career RBI list. Here is the updated..." May 27
INJURY UPDATE: Matt Adams' injury of a strained right quadricep has his estimated return at 3 to 4 months.
Hardball Talk "Sometimes I think I’m the most masterful troller in the known universe. But then I remember that, sometimes, I’m just playing checkers when others are playing chess. Buster Olney: Eventually, Miami Marlins owner Jeffrey Loria will grow tired of the Dan Jennings experiment, of having a manager..." May 27
MLB.com "Mired in a stretch in which they have lost 10 of their last 11 games, the Reds held a team meeting in their clubhouse Wednesday following their latest defeat. Manager Bryan Price led the closed-door meeting with his players after his club was beaten, 6-4, by the Rockies, dropping their season..." May 27
Sporting News "The Orioles will reportedly play the Cuban national team in an exhibition game later this year, although Major League Baseball denies that a game has been scheduled. According to Agence France Presse and Baseball America, a Cuban official told Cuban state radio "a clash with the Orioles is..." May 27
ESPN New York "Outfielder Kirk Nieuwenhuis has been traded by the New York Mets to the Los Angeles Angels, a source told ESPN.com. Nieuwenhuis had been designated for assignment by the Mets on May 19. He was 3-for-38 this season. The Mets reportedly will receive cash from the Angels." May 27
#STLCards place 1B Matt Adams (strained right quadriceps) on 15-day DL. Recall C Ed Easley (#23) from Memphis (AAA).
New York Post "Masahiro Tanaka hasn’t pitched for the Yankees since April 23. If all goes well in Pawtucket, R.I. on Wednesday, that could change soon. The right-hander, who is rehabbing from right forearm soreness and wrist tendinitis, is expected to throw up to 65 pitches for Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre..." May 27
SI.com "The Atlanta Braves have traded Alberto Callaspo and at least one pitcher to the Los Angeles Dodgers in exchange for Juan Uribe as part of a 6-player deal, according to a Fox Sports report. The trade, which was "off" as of Tuesday afternoon, ends suspicion that Atlanta would soon designate..." May 27
Hardball Talk "It’s been a long time coming, but the Tigers have cleared Justin Verlander to begin a minor-league rehab assignment as he comes back from the triceps injury that’s sidelined him since spring training. Anthony Fenech of the Detroit Free Press reports that Verlander will start Sunday at Triple-A..." May 27
Toronto Sun "Jose Bautista was back in the lineup on Tuesday after missing the previous two games due to taking a cortisone shot to his right shoulder, but more important was the fact he was throwing before the game. Not only was Bautista the DH against the White Sox but before taking his cuts during BP he..." May 27
Rusney Castillo out with sore right shoulder suffered while making a diving catch. Farrell said Castillo couldn't get loose
Arizona Republic "Tony La Russa's one-year anniversary with the Diamondbacks passed very quietly back on May 17. Not even La Russa marked the day of when he officially became the team's chief baseball officer, slotting in below President and CEO Derrick Hall and above then-General Manager Kevin Towers. "I knew..." May 27
Fox Sports Detroit "Justin Verlander pitched four shutout innings against his own offense in a simulated game Tuesday afternoon in Oakland. The game, considered a key step in Verlander's return from a tricep injury, saw him throw 70 pitches to various teammates, while others watched happily from the stands. David..." May 27
Yahoo! Sports "Charter Communications has agreed to acquire Time Warner Cable for $55.33 billion, a mammoth move that has real-world ramifications outside of baseball. But since baseball is our biz here on The Stew, this news means one thing to us: the messy situation involving the Los Angeles Dodgers and Time..." May 27
Hardball Talk "Mets ace Matt Harvey had the worst start of his young major league career on Saturday against the Pirates, surrendering seven runs in four innings, and manager Terry Collins indicated a few days later that Harvey is fighting through a period of “dead arm.” But all is well with the 26-year-old..." May 27
Detroit News "The Tigers got a sad surprise late Tuesday evening when starting pitcher Alfredo Simon left the team to be with his seriously ill father in the Dominican Republic, knocking Simon from Wednesday's start against the A's at O.co Coliseum. Simon is officially on bereavement leave and will be..." May 27
Larry Brown Sports "No player in baseball has come out of the gate hotter than Bryce Harper this season. The Washington Nationals outfielder is hitting .333 with 16 home runs and 41 RBI. He leads the major leagues with 39 runs, 26 extra-base hits, 40 walks and an OPS of 1.198. Could Harper soon overtake Mike Trout as..." May 26
CBSSports.com "Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro sounded off in a story published Tuesday morning by Jim Salisbury of CSN Philadelphia, saying he was tired of fans who "don't understand the game," and "don't understand the process," and "bitch and complain" because the Phillies don't seem to have a..." May 26
Cincinnati Enquirer "Reds pitcher Johnny Cueto had an MRI on his elbow Tuesday, his agent Bryce Dixon told the Enquirer, and it revealed no structural damage. The Reds had sounded confident on Monday. "We don't think it's a serious injury. We did all the stuff that we need to do just to verify that everything's..." May 26
CBS Sports Fantasy News "Marlins pitcher Jose Fernandez is reportedly set to begin throwing in extended spring training on Monday, according to USA Today. Fernandez, who is currently on the 60-day DL while recovering from Tommy John surgery, is hoping to make his return to the team by the All-Star break." May 26
SI.com "Oakland Athletics has activated closer Sean Doolittle from the disabled list, the team announced on Tuesday. Doolittle will not be immediately re-installed as the closer, manager Bob Melvin told reporters Monday, but will first pitch in a handful of non-save situations. Doolittle has not..." May 26
Sources: Callaspo rejected trade. Had right under CBA to say no to any deal before June 15 as a free agent who signed last off-season.
ESPN.com "The month of May is big for graduations and life passages, so this is as suitable a time as any to look beyond the eye black and Natitude and take stock of where Washington right fielder Bryce Harper stands in his educational timeline. With each authoritative swing -- or decision to lay off a..." May 26
Hardball Talk "The Braves scratched infielder Alberto Callaspo from tonight’s lineup against the Dodgers and now we have an explanation on the reason for the last-minute change. Chris Johnson has been rehabbing a left hand injury and is expected to come off the disabled list later this week, so Bowman..." May 26
CSN Philly "All of the notable players that the Phillies are looking or willing or hoping to trade have hit pretty good strides lately. Jonathan Papelbon — 11 for 11 in save chances — has been good all season. Cole Hamels is 5-1 with a 2.23 ERA in his last seven starts. Over his last four, he’s 4-0 with..." May 26
Providence Journal "Manager John Farrell hinted that Pablo Sandoval is considering abandoning switch-hitting, a day after Sandoval hit left-handed against a lefty relief pitcher. Sandoval is back in Boston's starting lineup on Monday, hitting fifth against right-hander Ricky Nolasco. But Farrell was intrigued by..." May 26