• Noah Syndergaard denies reports he has bone spur after short start

    Yahoo! Sports "The New York Mets have some pitcher drama, but this time it doesn't involve Matt Harvey. After struggling during an 11-4 loss against the Washington Nationals, Noah Syndergaard denied reports he's been dealing with a bone spur in his elbow. While Syndergaard was able to pump his usual velocity..." June 28

  • Sean Doolittle Drawing Interest; Giants Looking At Josh Reddick

    Fox Sports "Here's an idea for the Athletics, a relatively radical idea considering the team's history of trading its best players: Keep the core together. Sign right fielder Josh Reddick long-term, and do not trade right-hander Sonny Gray, catcher Steven Vogt and reliever Sean Doolittle. Oh, Billy..." June 28

  • Yankees president rips media for asking if they'll sell at trade deadline

    Yahoo! Sports "Since many contenders around baseball are already dreaming of adding either Andrew Miller or Aroldis Chapman to their bullpens, it's safe to say a good chunk of the league thinks of the New York Yankees as trade-deadline sellers as we getting closer to July. The Yankees are 37-37. They're..." June 27

  • Lucas Giolito to make major league debut on Tuesday against the Mets

    Hardball Talk "Nationals pitching prospect Lucas Giolito will be called up from Double-A Harrisburg to make his major league debut on Tuesday against the Mets, Chelsea Janes of the Washington Post reports. The Nationals recently placed Stephen Strasburg on the disabled list, so the club was in need of another..." June 27

  • Drew Pomeranz could be key trade chip

    Today's Knuckleball "With James Shields already gone and the San Diego Padres continuing to fall farther back in the National League West standings, many are waiting for the next shoe to drop. And it’s quite possible that the next piece of the roster to go is starter Drew Pomeranz, who signed a one-year, $1.35..." June 27

  • Clayton Kershaw not expected to miss start after back treatment

    ESPN "Los Angeles Dodgers manager Dave Roberts confirmed Monday morning that Clayton Kershaw was receiving treatment for minor back discomfort but insisted the issue did not affect his pitcher's six-inning start Sunday against the Pirates. Kershaw gave up both his second-most hits (nine) and runs..." June 27

  • Yankees sign deal with StubHub to be official ticket resale partner

    ESPN "The New York Yankees announced Monday morning that they are transferring their resale business, Yankees Ticket Exchange, to StubHub, which will take over for Ticketmaster as the team's new fan-to-fan ticket exchange. Financial terms were not available, but the business is believed to be worth..." June 27

  • Confessions of a Steroid Pioneer

    Bleacher Report ""This is going to be awesome, bro," the man with no front teeth—upper or lower—tells me. Steak, medium-rare, sizzles on the platter. Sauteed mushrooms beckon from their bowl. Loaded baked potatoes are floating nearby like a couple of delicious, cumulous clouds. We have come to meet and dine..." June 27

  • The Tigers could be sellers at the trade deadline. Again.

    Bless You Boys "As the month of June draws to a close and the halfway point of the 2016 MLB season approaches, the Detroit Tigers, who were supposed to resume their place as contenders in the AL Central, find themselves falling farther behind the first place Cleveland Indians. The Tribe just ran through..." June 27

  • Why Stroman's struggles are more mental than physical

    The Score "Marcus Stroman continued to labor through his season-long slump Sunday in a pitching matchup he probably could have learned something from. After all, the young Blue Jays right-hander was facing White Sox ace Chris Sale, the All-Star lefty who’s readjusted himself into the American League’s..." June 27

  • Boston Red Sox Should Trade For Matt Garza

    Baseball Hot Corner "The Boston Red Sox are in trouble. They can’t just keep pedaling Clay Buchholz out to the mound every fifth day and cross their fingers. Boston dropped two of three in Texas after losing three out of four at home against Chicago. Their bench is weak due to injuries, especially in left field. The..." June 27

  • Report: Marlins discussing Chapman, Rodney

    The Score "The surging Miami Marlins are reportedly mulling a pair of big-name relievers to help bolster their chances of securing a playoff spot in the wide-open National League. Sources tell ESPN's Buster Olney that the surprising Marlins, who currently own a share of the NL Wild Card lead, have..." June 27

  • Why Mark McGwire would make a great manager someday

    Fox Sports "Week 12 of the MLB season is in the books and many drafted high school and college baseball players are getting rich this month. The leader in the clubhouse is the Reds' first-round pick -- third baseman Nick Senzel out of the University of Tennessee -- who went No. 2 overall and has signed for..." June 27

  • Mariners ‘leaning toward’ Thursday start for Walker

    Tacoma News Tribune "Help is on the way. If all goes as Mariners manager Scott Servais said he expects, Taijuan Walker should be ready to make his next start on Thursday when the Mariners host the Baltimore Orioles. Walker missed his last start because of tendinitis in his right foot. Both he and Wade Miley..." June 27

  • Weird weight room accident lands Stephen Strasburg on the disabled list

    CBS Sports "Stephen Strasburg hasn't started a game since June 15 due to a strained back. On Saturday he was scratched from his scheduled start on Sunday, his second consecutive missed start. Barring a miraculous night of sleep, it seemed likely that Strasburg would be headed to the disabled list. Sure..." June 26

  • Dodgers considering trade for Jay Bruce?

    Dodger Blue "During a recent interview, Los Angeles Dodgers president of baseball operations Andrew Friedman said the front office would target ‘elite-level players’ at the trade deadline. Their focus reportedly is on acquiring a starting pitcher, reliever, and/or a bat, with trading for a young starter said..." June 26

  • Schilling says he would return to ESPN under new ownership

    Awful Announcing "Ever since Curt Schllling was fired by ESPN back in April, he’s been keeping busy making political posts on his Facebook and Twitter accounts, appearing on Boston’s WEEI Radio and talking on various conservative talk shows. He also did a Reddit AMA (Ask Me Anything) chat taking questions on..." June 26

  • Mets, Giants Interested In Yunel Escobar; Angels “Listening”

    MLB Trade Rumors "SUNDAY: The Mets have also shown interest in Escobar, Pedro Moura of the Los Angeles Times reports (Twitter link). Escobar could directly serve as a replacement for the injured David Wright at third, or his multi-position versatility could further add to a plethora of infield options for New..." June 26

  • The Giants have asked the Reds about trading for Jay Bruce

    Red Reporter "Just about three weeks ago, I stated the obvious: the San Francisco Giants needed Jay Bruce, and they needed him right that very moment. The banged up outfield was without Angel Pagan for a series of weeks and All Star Hunter Pence for a couple of months, leaving a clear void in both the field..." June 26

  • Oakland A’s and Josh Reddick to revisit contract extension talks before trade deadline

    Athletics Nation "The Oakland Athletics “plan to revisit talks with [Josh] Reddick before” the August 1 non-waiver trade deadline, reports Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports. Rosenthal says earlier talks stalled over the length of the deal, with the A’s preferring a three-year deal for the 29-year-old and Reddick asking..." June 26

  • Jake Arrieta to get Coastal Carolina tattoo after losing bet

    ESPN "Reigning National League Cy Young winner Jake Arrieta will have to visit a tattoo artist when the Cubs return to Chicago from their road trip after losing a bet to teammate Tommy La Stella over the College World Series. Coastal Carolina eliminated TCU from the tournament Saturday, beating the..." June 26

  • Pete Rose on Reds HOF: 'Biggest thing ever'

    USA Today "Pete Rose grew up playing baseball on hot, sunny Cincinnati afternoons such as Saturday. And, the town’s favorite sports son made it mostly about his home city as Rose was inducted into the Reds Hall of Fame. “To date, this is the biggest thing ever to happen to me in baseball,” said Rose,..." June 26

  • Yankees designate Ike Davis for assignment to clear space for Mark Teixeira

    New York Daily News "To make room for the returning Mark Teixeira, the Yankees designated first baseman Ike Davis for assignment on Saturday. The Yankees signed Davis to a major-league contract on June 13, and he went 3-for-14 with an RBI, a walk and two runs in eight appearances. The move didn’t surprise Davis,..." June 26

  • Terry Collins ripping into Alejandro De Aza may be last straw

    New York Post "Alejandro De Aza’s days with the Mets appear numbered. The veteran outfielder isn’t hitting, and on Saturday, he received an earful from manager Terry Collins after his lack of hustle helped kill an inning. With Wilmer Flores on first base in the 10th inning, De Aza popped up a bunt and..." June 26

  • Gio to remain in rotation amid rough stretch

    MLB.com "Nationals left-hander Gio Gonzalez continued to have problems in arguably his roughest start of the season, a 6-5 loss to the Brewers on Saturday. Gonzalez lasted just three innings and allowed six runs on six hits. His problems started in the first when he allowed an infield single to leadoff..." June 26

  • The Cardinals are changing things up at closer, Rosenthal is out

    CBS Sports "The Cardinals started the frame up 3-1 on the Mariners, but closer Trevor Rosenthal's ninth went double, walk, walk-off homer. For the Cardinals and their rooters, this is a somewhat familiar refrain. As such, St. Louis manager Mike Matheny met with Rosenthal on Saturday and let him know he'll..." June 26

  • Angels sign Torri Hunter Jr. signs, but will still play football

    L.A. Daily News "The Angels on Saturday added a familiar name to their organization. Torii Hunter Jr., whom they selected in the 23rd round of the draft two weeks ago, signed a contract, the club announced. He is the son of former All-Star outfielder Torii Hunter, who played for the Angels for five of his 19..." June 26

  • White Sox tie MLB record with 7 HRs in loss

    MLB.com "The White Sox hit seven home runs during Saturday's game against the Blue Jays at U.S. Cellular Field, and made dubious history in the process. Those seven long balls, all amazingly of the solo variety, were not enough to prevent a 10-8 loss. The White Sox matched a single-game club record for..." June 26

  • Struggling Conforto demoted by N.Y. Mets, Nimmo called up

    Hardball Talk "Michael Conforto has learned a harsh lesson about life in majors: There’s a limit to patience. The New York Mets have demoted the 23-year-old outfielder to the team’s Triple-A affiliate Las Vegas to bring up another promising player in Brandon Nimmo. Conforto’s left-field spot will be filled by..." June 26

  • Failing when ahead in the count a source of Bryce Harper's struggles

    ESPN "Bryce Harper’s start to the 2016 season had many questioning if he was getting ready to repeat his MVP campaign from a year ago. But those thoughts have long since subsided, as Harper has been held hitless in 25 of his past 52 games and is looking up at the league with a .252 batting average in 71..." June 25

  • Cole Hamels on Red Sox : 'It Was a Team I Would Have Played For'

    WEEI Boston "A year ago, Cole Hamels’ future was the hottest topic in baseball. The then-Phillies pitcher represented one of the trade deadline prizes, with the Red Sox linked to the lefty for more than a year. In the end, however, the Rangers reeled in Hamels, an acquisition that has paid off handsomely for..." June 25

  • The Chicago Cubs Should Trade Kyle Schwarber

    The Sports Quotient "For weeks now, rumors have been swirling around the Chicago Cubs organization that they are want to, and are likely to, make a significant trade before the July 31 Non-Waiver Trade Deadline. The MLB-leading Cubs (47-24) already have a deep and talented roster, but with the right acquisition they..." June 25

  • Jose Reyes to return to original MLB team in deal with Mets

    ESPN "Shortly after Jose Reyes becomes a free agent at 1 p.m. ET Saturday, the New York Mets are expected to sign the 33-year-old shortstop, according to ESPN and multiple reports. The Mets originally signed Reyes in 1999 as a teenager out of the Dominican Republic. He was a member of the..." June 25

  • Could Cardinals make a change at closer?

    MLB.com "A month that opened with manager Mike Matheny insisting that there would be no changes coming to the closer's role is now nearing an end with growing uncertainty surrounding that spot. After nudging their way ahead of the Mariners during a three-run eighth, the Cardinals watched it all dissolve..." June 25

  • Why ex-Met Ike Davis, Yankees might not be finished yet

    Newark Star-Ledger "Maybe Ike Davis' Yankees tenure isn't done. Though the Yankees replaced him with first baseman Mark Teixeira on Saturday, the ex-Mets first-round pick said he'd be fine with returning to the Yankees and playing in the minor leagues if another team doesn't scoop him up. "I mean, it wouldn't..." June 25

  • The Red Sox have inquired on a couple of Braves pitchers

    Hardball Talk "Jim Bowden of ESPN reports that the Red Sox have inquired on Braves pitchers Julio Teheran and Arodys Vizcaino. It’s a matchup that makes sense, though Bowden says that “there is no traction to a trade at this time.” The sense part is that the Red Sox could use a starter and Teheran looks like..." June 25

  • Brewers Sign Corey Ray

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Brewers have announced that they’ve signed fifth overall draft pick Corey Ray, an outfielder from Louisville. Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports tweets that Ray will receive $4.125MM, giving the Brewers a modest savings against the $4,382,200 slot value of the fifth overall pick. MLB.com ranked..." June 25

  • Rays add to outfield by acquiring Arcia from Twins

    Fox Sports "The Tampa Bay Rays have acquired left-handed hitting outfielder Oswaldo Arcia from the Minnesota Twins in exchange for a player to be named or cash considerations. A corresponding move will be announced later to make room on the active roster. To make room on the 40-man roster, right-handed..." June 24

  • The Cubs’ record isn’t that special anymore

    SB Nation "The Cubs have lost four games in a row. They’re still in first place in the NL Central and are nine games up on the second-place Cardinals, but their overall record just isn’t what it was earlier in the year: that nine-game lead isn’t even the largest division lead in the majors anymore. The Cubs..." June 24

  • Matt Harvey: 'It's been a struggle mechanically pretty much all year'

    ESPN "Matt Harvey expressed satisfaction with limiting the damage against him Thursday. Still, the Dark Knight felt like he fell back into a mechanical rut in the New York Mets’ 4-3 loss to the Atlanta Braves at Turner Field. Harvey allowed two runs on eight hits in six innings in a no-decision. He..." June 24

  • Mets would expect Reyes to address domestic matter if signed

    New York Post "If the Mets and Jose Reyes want a reunion, the biggest remaining obstacle has been removed. On Thursday, the Rockies placed the veteran shortstop on waivers for the purpose of giving him his unconditional release. The move ensures Reyes can’t be traded by the Rockies and will become a free..." June 24

  • Terry Collins apologizes to Mets PR man Jay Horwitz for 'puppy dog' comment

    Newark Star-Ledger "Manager Terry Collins apologized Thursday for snapping at longtime Mets media relations director Jay Horwitz following the club's 4-3 win over the Kansas City Royals Wednesday. "I want to publicly apologize to not only you guys but to Jay," Collins said. "I was out of line saying what I said..." June 24

  • Braves' Vizcaino drawing intense interest

    Talking Chop "There’s been plenty of trade talk surrounding the Atlanta Braves this season, and today the rumors have been flying all over the place. Julio Teheran will continue to be the biggest name that we hear about in trade rumors, and there was a fresh rumor today that Bud Norris is drawing interest on..." June 24

  • Carlos Beltran in line for $17M offer — if he lasts till August

    New York Post "Part of the big-picture plan for the Yankees – to get younger, more athletic and more financially flexible – has been to run out big contracts: Carlos Beltran and Mark Teixeira after this season, and Alex Rodriguez and CC Sabathia after next. But I believe it is becoming more likely that..." June 24

  • Umpire needs stitches after terrifying hit to the head with bat

    Sporting News "MLB umpire Paul Emmel needed to be removed from a game between the Angeles and Athletics Thursday after getting hit in the head by a bat from behind the plate. The incident occurred during an at-bat in the bottom of the ninth inning. Angels infielder Jefry Marte lost control of his bat on the..." June 24

  • Noah Syndergaard speculates workload is leading to elbow flare-ups

    ESPN "Noah Syndergaard rejoined the New York Mets on Thursday and declared himself fit to face the Washington Nationals on his normal turn. Syndergaard departed Wednesday’s start against the Kansas City Royals after six innings due to discomfort in the back of his right elbow. The team dispatched him..." June 24

  • Astros have done 'homework' on Cuban infielder Yulieski Gourriel

    Houston Chronicle "Although the next international signing period does not begin until July 2, 32-year-old Cuban infielder Yulieski Gourriel is not subject to international bonus pool rules. Gourriel was recently declared a major league free agent and is working out privately for teams. According to reports, he..." June 24

  • MLB suspends Mariners prospect Boog Powell 80 games for PEDs

    USA Today "Seattle Mariners minor league outfielder Herschel “Boog” Powell was suspended 80 games by Major League Baseball on Thursday, becoming the latest player to test positive for a long-banned anabolic steroid. Powell, who is on the Mariners’ 40-man roster but has yet to play in the major leagues,..." June 24

  • Rangers’ Colby Lewis out two months with strained lat

    MLB Daily Dish "Rangers right-hander Colby Lewis will miss at least two months with a strained lat muscle, as reported by Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. Lewis is the third Rangers’ starter to be lost in the last two weeks, joining Yu Darvish and Derek Holland on the disabled list. Lewis has been..." June 24

  • Report: Mets targeting Jose Reyes at 3B as reunion grows closer

    Newsday "Jose Reyes is on the brink of what is increasingly looking like a once-unfathomable reunion with the Mets. One of the final hurdles for a comeback was cleared Thursday when the Rockies requested waivers to grant the shortstop his unconditional release. The announcement was mostly procedural, as..." June 23