• Matt Harvey skips out on Mets’ mandatory workout

    New York Post "The Matt Harvey drama isn’t over, yet. The Mets star pitcher was a no-show at the team’s Tuesday workout after getting stuck in traffic. Harvey alerted manager Terry Collins, who told the right-hander — slated to start Game 3 against the Dodgers in the NLDS — to turn around because he was..." October 06

  • Yankees take 3 catchers into AL wild-card game against Astros

    ESPN New York "The Yankees have decided to take a designated base stealer and a third catcher into Tuesday night's wild-card game against the Houston Astros. Rico Noel, who has two career major-league at-bats, has been put on the 25-man roster to steal bases. Noel will be used exclusively as a baserunner if..." October 06

  • Aroldis Chapman Threw 62 Fastest Pitches In MLB During 2015

    Real GM Baseball "Aroldis Chapman threw the 62 fastest pitches in the big leagues this season, according to Major League Baseball's new Statcast computer system. Chapman's fastest pitches ranged from 103.92 mph to 102.36 mph, MLB said after Sunday's regular-season finales. " October 06

  • Miami Marlins to re-sign Ichiro Suzuki

    Miami Herald "Ichiro Suzuki will continue in his quest for 3,000 hits with the Miami Marlins. The Marlins are expected to announce Tuesday that Suzuki, who turns 42 on Oct. 22 will sign a one-year contract for 2016. The news was first reported by mlb.com. Suzuki needs 65 more hits to reach 3,000. On..." October 06

  • Marlins' "Manager" Dan Jennings to return to former job in front office

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "The Marlins made it official: Dan Jennings, who made the stunning move in May from general manager to manager without previous experience in the role, is returning to his former post in the front office. The club has already interviewed three candidates for the next manager, and more are..." October 06

  • Steven Matz throws successful bullpen session

    ESPN New York "New York Mets rookie left-hander Steven Matz threw a bullpen session on Tuesday at Citi Field. Pitching coach Dan Warthen indicated the session went well. So Matz should be on track to throw roughly 90 pitches in the instructional league in Port St. Lucie, Florida, on Thursday. Matz had been..." October 06

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    paul hoynes @hoynsie

    Indians promote Chris Antonetti to president of baseball ops, Mike Chernoff to GM and Derek Falvey to asst. GM.

  • Jordan Zimmermann issues farewell to Nationals fans ahead of free agency

    Larry Brown Sports "The Nationals put together among the more talented starting rotations in Major League Baseball this season. However, it appears the unit will not look the same when the 2016 season gets underway. Jordan Zimmermann is eligible to be a free agent at season’s end and is expected to test the open..." October 06

  • Arizona Diamondbacks fire pitching coach Mike Harkey

    Arizona Republic "This upcoming offseason for the Diamondbacks will likely be all about starting pitching, and the Diamondbacks made their first move to address that area by firing pitching coach Mike Harkey on Monday. Harkey, who began his coaching career as the bullpen coach for the New York Yankees, had been in..." October 06

  • Yomiuri Giants pitcher Satoshi Fukuda banned for betting on baseball

    Japan Times "Yomiuri Giants President Hiroshi Kubo said Tuesday that team officials will question all of the team’s players after it was revealed the day before that minor league pitcher Satoshi Fukuda bet on games. The Central League club reported receiving calls from fans criticizing Fukuda for gambling..." October 06

  • Molina cleared for attempt to be on playoff roster

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "The Cardinals' hope that Yadier Molina will be on the postseason roster and available to them in the division series increased Monday after their catcher met with a hand specialist in St. Louis. While the damage to the ligament in his left thumb is still present, according to the team, Molina..." October 05

  • Nationals manager: Cal Ripken Jr. sexy choice, Bud Black more likely

    CBS Sports "There's going to be a lot of speculation about Cal Ripken Jr. becoming the next Nationals manager after the Nats fired Matt Williams on Monday. Ripken is a huge star, he earned that star only across the Beltway in Baltimore, he is very smart and thoughtful, he interviewed for the job two years..." October 05

  • Mike Sciosica To Return As Angels’ Manager In 2016

    MLB Trade Rumors "Angels skipper Mike Scioscia has played his intentions surrounding the opt-out clause in his contract close to the vest, but he announced today at the press conference to introduce new GM Billy Eppler that he will not exercise his out clause and will return to the Angels’ dugout in 2016 (Twitter..." October 05

  • Orioles’ Owner: Duquette, Showalter Will “Absolutely” Return In 2016

    MLB Trade Rumors "Though there’s been some reported tension in the Baltimore front office, Orioles owner Peter Angelos was as direct as possible when asked by MASNsports.com’s Roch Kubatko whether each would return in 2016. “Absolutely, yes,” Angelos replied. The owner went on to say that he would “probably urge..." October 05

  • Nats expected to consider Cal Ripken for the manager job

    Hardball Talk "FOX Sports’ Jon Morosi reports that the Nationals are expected to consider Cal Ripken Jr. for their managerial vacancy. Ripken, of course, was recently reported to have been considered by the club the last time the job was open. This could be a courtesy. And if you’re a Nats fan, you have to..." October 05

  • CC Sabathia enters alcohol rehab on eve of postseason

    New York Post "Yankees pitcher CC Sabathia announced on Monday that he is checking himself into an alcohol rehab center. The team released the shocking statement on Monday, one day before the Yankees start their postseason run against the Astros in the wild-card game. “I love baseball and I love my..." October 05

  • MLB announces wild-card games and LDS umpire crews

    CBS Sports "On Tuesday night, the 2015 postseason gets going with the AL wild-card game. The NL wild-card game will be played Wednesday, then the ALDS and NLDS get underway later in the week. Monday afternoon, MLB announced the umpiring crews for both the wild-card games as well as the LDS round. Here's..." October 05

  • A's promote Beane to president of baseball operations, name Forst GM

    CBS Sports "On Monday, the Athletics became the latest team to promote their general manager to a higher position. The team announced GM Billy Beane has been promoted to president of baseball operations, with longtime assistant GM David Forst taking over as GM. "Billy Beane and David Forst have continually..." October 05

  • Nationals fire Matt Williams after two seasons

    Washington Post "After a tumultuous and disappointing 2015 season, the Washington Nationals have fired Manager Matt Williams with a year remaining on his contract. The entire coaching staff was also fired. Expected to repeat as National League East champions and contend for their first World Series title, the..." October 05

  • Yankees confirm Masahiro Tanaka will start AL wild card game

    New York Daily News "Joe Girardi confirmed the worst-kept secret in Yankeeland Sunday morning, officially announcing for the first time that Masahiro Tanaka will start the American League wild card game Tuesday. “He’s pitching,” Girardi said before the Yankees played the Orioles at Camden Yards in their final game..." October 05

  • Supreme Court rejects San Jose’s appeal in the A’s case

    NBC Sports "The U.S. Supreme Court has rejected an appeal from the city of San Jose arising out of the failure of the city’s antitrust claims against Major League Baseball. The lower court losses which frustrated the city’s lawsuit will stay in place. By way of background, San Jose sued Major League..." October 05

  • Kris Bryant's jersey is the top seller in MLB

    Chicago Tribune "Kris Bryant hasn't played a single game in the postseason but already he's a winner. In a news release, Major League Baseball says that more Majestic jerseys bearing the Chicago Cubs star rookie's name have been sold from the league's online shop than any other player. " October 05

  • Merloni: Swihart is 'the guy I can use to get Sonny Gray'

    CSN New England "After another last place finish in the American League East the Boston Red Sox will be looking to improve their pitching staff during the offseason. The Sox can always make a splash in the free agent market, but trades are also in play as well. On the Baseball Show, Tony Massarotti made it..." October 05

  • Tigers' Cabrera locks up 4th batting title in 5 years

    Detroit Free Press "Justin Verlander has Miguel Cabrera’s bat. He has his helmet from when he clinched the 2012 Triple Crown, and on Saturday night he received a signed pair of his batting gloves. “If you keep doing really special stuff,” Verlander told Cabrera, “I’m going to have your entire uniform up on my..." October 05

  • Dan Duquette still sees re-signing Chris Davis as top priority

    Baltimore Sun "Orioles executive vice president Dan Duquette reiterated on Sunday that he sees attempting to re-sign first baseman Chris Davis as a top priority. Davis, one of the Orioles’ six pending free agents, just completed one of the most prolific offensive seasons in club history. He led the majors..." October 05

  • Everybody loves Kris: Cubs' Bryant has the league's top-selling jersey

    CSN Chicago "Everybody loves Kris. Kris Bryant had steep expectations entering his rookie season with the Cubs, and somehow managed to exceed them. So did his jersey sales. According to MLB's official website, Bryant had the league's top-selling jersey during the regular season. Anthony Rizzo was also..." October 05

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    Jon Morosi @jonmorosi

    Ichiro Suzuki, who turns 42 this month, "is definitely planning to play in 2016 and beyond," according to his agent, John Boggs. @FOXSports

  • NL Central becomes 1st division with top 3 records

    The Score "To say the National League Central was a pillar of strength this season is a huge understatement. The Central is the first division to feature the top three records in baseball since divisional play began in 1969. It's also just the second time in major-league history that three teams from..." October 05

  • Red Sox Ask Hanley Ramirez, Pablo Sandoval To Drop Weight

    NESN "The final two months of the Red Sox’s season has been about making evaluations for 2016, so it’s fitting that Boston’s final game of 2015 coincided with the announcement that most of the coaching staff, including manager John Farrell and bench coach Torey Lovullo, will return next season. It’s..." October 05

  • Professor moves student’s exam to accommodate Cubs playoff game

    Larry Brown Sports "The Chicago Cubs reached the playoffs this season for the first time since 2008, and they are hoping to win their first World Series since 1908. At least one college professor recognizes the significance of the team’s pursuit. A Cubs fan named Ben Larson, who is a student at the University of..." October 05

  • Dodgers' Zack Greinke tops Jake Arrieta for best ERA in majors

    CBS Sports "If we look past the Deadball Era (post-1920), Dodgers starter Zack Greinke just posted the ninth best ERA in baseball history. So, obviously, he won the NL ERA crown. The best single-season ERAs since the Deadball Era: 1. Bob Gibson, 1968, 1.12 2. Dwight Gooden, 1985, 1.53 3. Greg Maddux,..." October 05

  • Royals clinch home field advantage, best record in the American League

    Hardball Talk "With a 6-1 win over the Twins in Sunday’s season finale, the Royals clinched the best record in the American League, which nets them home field advantage in the ALDS and ALCS. The Royals stand at 95-67 while the Blue Jays, who lost on Sunday, finish at 93-69. 95-67 is the Royals’ best record..." October 05

  • Puig X-factor as Dodgers prepare for NLDS

    Covers.com "The National League West champion Los Angeles Dodgers started to prepare for their opening-round playoff series against the New York Mets, and lining up aces Clayton Kershaw and Zack Greinke to pitch the first two games is a given. The order in which they pitch when the series starts Friday in..." October 05

  • Report: Scioscia won't opt out, plans to manage Angels next season

    The Score "The longest-tenured manager in the majors is staying put. Mike Scioscia won't exercise the opt-out clause in his contract, and plans to manage the Los Angeles Angels again next season, according to Bill Shaikin of the Los Angeles Times. The 56-year-old skipper had been dodging questions..." October 05

  • Pat Murphy Will Not Return as Padres Manager in 2016

    Baseball Essential "A mere hours after the San Diego Padres season ended with a 6-3 loss to the Los Angeles Dodgers, the Padres officially announced that interim manager Pat Murphy would not be returning in the same capacity in 2016. What is left unclear is whether Murphy will return to the Padres in another..." October 05

  • Angels settle on Yankees executive Billy Eppler as next GM, reports say

    Sporting News "The Angels are expected to announce the hiring of Yankees executive Billy Eppler to serve as their next general manager, according to multiple reports. As first reported by the Los Angeles Times, the Angels will hold a Monday morning news conference to introduce Eppler, concluding their..." October 05

  • Tigers' free-agent pursuit will be robust, expensive

    Detroit News "Two months after he installed Al Avila as captain of a newer-version Tigers team, owner Mike Ilitch is expected to soon sit with his general manager and decide how the Tigers will attack 2016. No one knows to what extent the team will invest, or divest, in putting together a roster. But all..." October 05

  • Ichiro finally got to pitch in an MLB game and he has a wicked slider

    SB Nation "Ichiro Suzuki has played 15 MLB seasons and nine more in Japan, compiling a whopping 4,213 hits in one of the most impressive professional careers in baseball history. But now, he's finally accomplished one of his dearest career goals: He has finally pitched: During his stint with the Yankees,..." October 05

  • Dan Haren will retire once Cubs finish playoff run

    CSN Chicago "Dan Haren had already been leaning toward retirement when the Cubs made a deal with the Miami Marlins in the final hours before the July 31 trade deadline, trying to stabilize the back end of their rotation with a veteran presence. Haren is a thoughtful pitcher with a good sense of humor and a..." October 05

  • Clayton Kershaw first pitcher since 2002 with 300 strikeouts

    CBS Sports "Dodgers starting pitcher Clayton Kershaw went past 300 strikeouts on Sunday, meaning he's the 34th man in baseball history (strikeouts first were recorded in 1901) to reach the plateau and the first since 2002, when Arizona teammates Curt Schilling (316) and Randy Johnson (334) both did so. " October 04

  • Shelby Miller snaps 24-start winless streak

    NBC Sports "Pitcher wins are stupid, but players do seem to put some stock in them. And so Braves starter Shelby Miller can finish his 2015 season with some positive vibes. The right-hander held the Cardinals scoreless over eight innings in the first half of a doubleheader Sunday afternoon at Turner Field,..." October 04

  • Giants, Eddy Julio Martinez Agree To $2.5MM Deal

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Giants and highly-touted prospect Eddy Julio Martinez have reached agreement on a $2.5MM pact, according to MLB.com’s Jesse Sanchez (on Twitter). Martinez, regarded by some as the top free agent on this year’s international market, has flown under the radar of late after generating quite a..." October 04

  • John Farrell to return as Red Sox manager in 2016

    ESPN Boston "John Farrell, who recently completed his final course of chemotherapy after being diagnosed with non-Hodgkins lymphoma, will return as manager of the Boston Red Sox in 2016, the team announced Sunday. In addition, Torey Lovullo will return as bench coach. In an unusual move, the Red Sox..." October 04

  • Each MLB playoff scenario for final (scheduled) day of season

    CBS Sports "Major League Baseball thought it would be cute if every game scheduled for Sunday started at 3 p.m. ET. It kind of transforms the last day of the regular season into baseball's version of the Indianapolis 500. Gentlemen, start your wind-ups! And the special game times are not for nothing; Much..." October 04

  • Nationals’ Max Scherzer throws no-hitter with 17Ks vs. Mets

    Washington Post "In his final start of 2015, Max Scherzer became the first pitcher to throw two no-hitters in a season since Nolan Ryan in 1973 and just the fifth in major league history. And he did it with dominance, striking out 17 New York Mets in a 2-0 win, including nine of the final 10 batters he..." October 04

  • Mark Buehrle to throw two innings on Sunday not likely to make postseason roster, then retire

    NBC Sports "Bruce Levine of 670 The Score reports that Blue Jays starter Mark Buehrle will pitch two innings on Sunday, then retire. He is not expected to be included on the Blue Jays’ post-season roster. Two more innings would bring Buehrle to 200 innings for a 15th consecutive season. The 36-year-old has..." October 04

  • Don Mattingly calls Yasiel Puig's recovery from hamstring strain 'miraculous'

    Yahoo! Sports "It's looking like Yasiel Puig might return to the Los Angeles Dodgers' lineup sometime soon, but it might not be in time for the division series in the playoffs against the New York Mets in a week. Whatever you do, don't count him out just yet. Puig hasn't played a game for Los Angeles since..." October 04

  • Jocketty: Bryan Price will stay Reds manager

    Cincinnati Enquirer "Bryan Price will return as the Reds' manager, general manager Walt Jocketty said before Saturday’s game against the Pirates. Price, 53, is 139-183 in his two years as the team’s manager, including a 63-97 record heading into Saturday’s game. The team has lost its last 13 games. “Just to put..." October 04

  • Nobody has talked to Nats’ Williams about job status

    MLB Blogs "Despite the reports that he is going to be dismissed as manager of the Nationals, Matt Williams said nobody in the front office talked to him about his status with the club. He is said he is focusing on the final three games of the season against the Mets. “Nobody has spoken to me at this..." October 03

  • Stephen Drew has vestibular concussion, unlikely for postseason

    ESPN New York "New York Yankees second baseman Stephen Drew is unlikely to see any postseason action after being diagnosed with a vestibular concussion that has caused him dizziness and loss of equilibrium for nearly a month. Drew was examined by Dr. Michael Collins, a neurologist at the University of..." October 03

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