• 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 03

  • 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 03

  • 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 03

  • 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 03

  • 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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    Bill Brink @BrinkPG

    No surprise, but Hurdle announced Cole will start the wild-card game.

  • “Significant changes” expected in Marlins front office

    NBC Sports "The Marlins have begun the search for their next manager, with both Bo Porter and Manny Acta going for interviews in recent days, but big changes are also in store for the front office. Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports has the story. Jennings made the move from the front office to the dugout after..." October 03

  • Steve Bartman declines Cubs fans' offer to attend playoff game

    USA Today "Steve Bartman, the infamous Chicago Cubs fan, has no plans to attend his first game since 2003 because he fears for his safety and worries his presence would create a circus-like atmosphere, his adviser told USA TODAY Sports. "It only takes one person who’s not wrapped real tight or a couple of..." October 03

  • White Sox will keep manager Robin Ventura for 2016 season

    Chicago Tribune "Though he has managed the White Sox to three consecutive losing seasons and four straight without making the playoffs, Robin Ventura will return for the final year of his contract in 2016. In an announcement controversial among some fans disgruntled after another failed year, Sox general..." October 03

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    Ken Rosenthal @Ken_Rosenthal

    Sources: #Marlins have spoken to #Rays director of player personnel Matt Arnold about a position in their front office.

  • Hansel Robles to appeal suspension, remain active

    ESPN "Right-handed reliever Hansel Robles will appeal the three-game suspension handed down by Major League Baseball, which should keep him eligible for the remainder of the New York Mets' regular season. MLB ruled that Robles "intentionally" threw a baseball in the direction of Philadelphia Phillies..." October 03

  • Chris Sale's 270th strikeout breaks 107-year-old White Sox record

    ESPN Chicago "The White Sox's strikeout record lasted 107 years, until Chris Sale finally toppled the mark Friday. With his third strikeout of the night against the Detroit Tigers, Sale reached 270 for the season, passing the previous club record of 269 set by Ed Walsh in 1908. Walsh set his record in 464..." October 03

  • Jake Arrieta sets MLB record with 0.75 second-half ERA

    NBC Sports "Cubs starter Jake Arrieta finished out the regular season with six shutout innings against the Brewers, extending his scoreless innings streak to 22. He scattered two hits while walking none and striking out seven, leaving with a 5-0 lead. It’s his 20th consecutive quality start. As STATS notes..." October 03

  • Joey Votto ties Pete Rose's Reds record for reaching base

    Toronto Sun "Joey Votto has tied a Cincinnati Reds record by reaching base safely in his 48th consecutive game. Votto singled in the third inning Friday night off Pittsburgh Pirates left-hander Francisco Liriano to match Pete Rose’s mark set in 1978. Rose’s run included a 44-game hitting streak, the..." October 03

  • Nolan Arenado sets extra-base hits record

    MLB.com "In his first two at-bats, Arenado inked his name in the record book. The second-inning leadoff homer and his two-run double in the third increased Arenado's extra-base hit total to 88, most in a season by a third baseman. He entered the night tied with the Braves' Eddie Mathews (87 in 1953) for..." October 03

  • Mariners’ Robinson Cano has been playing hurt, will have surgery Oct. 13

    Seattle Times "The nagging pain in Robinson Cano’s lower abdomen, which he has dealt with the final two and half months of the season, hasn’t subsided for a reason. On Friday, the Mariners announced that Cano has been diagnosed with a sports hernia and will have offseason surgery on Oct. 13 in..." October 03

  • Nationals to Let Matt Williams Go

    CBS Sports "Embattled Nationals manager Matt Williams' firing was a surety even before he missed, then mishandled a dugout choking incident that became national news. He's a nice man and he tried hard, but he probably was miscast as a first-time manager with a team toting huge expectations. Meanwhile, the..." October 03

  • Paco Rodriguez Undergoes TJS, Will Miss 2016

    Talking Chop "In something that comes as an unfortunate bolt from the blue in an otherwise copacetic October for the Braves, it was recently announced that recently-acquired left-hander Paco Rodriguez just underwent Tommy John Surgery and will miss the entirety of the 2016 season. Rodriguez was part of the..." October 03

  • Fans raising money to send Steve Bartman to Cubs wild-card game

    Chicago Sun-Times "A GoFundMe account entitled “Get Bartman to Cubs wildcard game” has been created in an attempt to send infamous Cubs fan Steve Bartman to the playoff game Oct. 7. Bartman is remembered as the fan who reached for a foul ball during the Cubs’ NLCS game-six loss to the then-Florida..." October 02

  • Wilin Rosario Open To Trade

    Denver Post ""The Bull" is getting restless. Wilin Rosario, the Rockies' backup first baseman and former starting catcher, wants more playing time and more at-bats. If those don't come in Colorado, he's ready to move on. "If they want to move me, I'm good with it," Rosario said before Thursday night's..." October 02

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    Dan Hayes @CSNHayes

    #WhiteSox bench coach Mark Parent has been fired. Won't be on the bench for the team's final three games.

  • The Alex Rodriguez story is not a redemption story

    Hardball Talk "The Yankees clinched a playoff spot last night. It was kind of a big deal considering how many of us figured that they had too many miles on the odometer and didn’t have enough in the tank to make a sustained run this year. My preview back in March may have been among the more optimistic ones. In..." October 02

  • Red Sox likely to shut down Ortiz for final 4 games

    The Score "Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz has likely taken his final swing of the 2015 season. With four games remaining and the team already eliminated from the postseason, interim manager Torey Lovullo hinted that Ortiz might be unofficially shut down. "Some general soreness, the body..." October 02

  • Angels' Weaver a 'full go' to start Friday vs. Rangers

    The Score "The Los Angeles Angels are in a dogfight for the final American League wild-card spot, and they'll be turning to an old warhorse to get the job done Friday in Texas. Jered Weaver, who left his last start Sunday with shoulder tightness, is a "full go" to start in the second game of a crucial..." October 02

  • Marlins interview Bo Porter for manager; he joins Acta as candidate

    CBS Sports "The Marlins have intereviewed former Astros manager Bo Porter for their managing position, sources said. Porter joins Manny Acta as one of the two known interviewees for the job currently held by Dan Jennings, who is expected to return to the front office as general manager after the season..." October 01

  • Alex Rodriguez nominated for American League Comeback Player of the Year Award

    Yes Network "New York Yankees designated hitter Alex Rodriguez has been nominated by the MLB Players Association as one of three finalists for the American League Comeback Player of the Year Award. Prince Fielder of the Texas Rangers and Kendrys Morales of the Kansas City Royals were also named..." October 01

  • Braves promote John Coppolella to general manager

    MLB Daily Dish "The Braves have promoted assistant general manager John Coppolella to the role of general manager, according to a report from Mark Bowman of MLB.com. Coppolella will continue to work under president of baseball operations John Hart, who was promoted last season to replace outgoing general manager..." October 01

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    MLB Communications @MLB_PR

    NYM RHP Robles has received a 3-gm suspension for intentionally throwing a pitch in the head area of Cameron Rupp. pic.twitter.com/gzAuZcthBT

  • Mets OF Yoenis Cespedes suffers bruised fingers after hit by pitch

    ESPN New York "The New York Mets dodged a bullet Wednesday when outfielder Yoenis Cespedes was hit by a pitch on the left hand but escaped with no fractures. Cespedes departed after getting struck by a third-inning fastball from Philadelphia Phillies reliever Justin De Fratus in an eventual 7-5 loss by the..." October 01

  • Report: Blue Jays' Tulowitzki could return Saturday

    The Score "Everything is going well for the Toronto Blue Jays, and the good news continues to trickle in for the American League East champions. Shortstop Troy Tulowitzki took successful batting practice Thursday and will next face live pitching in a simulation game. If all goes well, he could return to..." October 01

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    Bill Plunkett @billplunkettocr

    Mattingly said Yasiel Puig is running at 100 pct in workouts, will play 4 IP on defense in game today. Called progress "miraculous"

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    Travis MacKenzie @TAMacKenzie

    #BlueJays manager John Gibbons on @FAN590: David Price to not get another start until Postseason.

  • Report: Jayson Werth confronted Matt Williams about losing Nationals

    SI "In the wake of Jonathan Papelbon’s dugout attack on Bryce Harper, details continue to come out about the discord in the Nationals clubhouse. Part of a long report by The Washington Post’s Barry Svrluga on Papelbon’s brief tenure in Washington details a dispute between manager Matt Williams and..." October 01

  • Ricky Nolasco furious with Jose Ramirez, hints Twins will hit him

    Larry Brown Sports "The Minnesota Twins took exception to the way Jose Ramirez celebrated a home run he hit on Wednesday, and Ricky Nolasco hinted that the second baseman may be in line for a plunking. Ramirez went 2-for-4 with 4 RBIs in the Indians’ 10-1 win over the Twins in the second half of a doubleheader. He..." October 01

  • Giants reliever Jeremy Affeldt announces retirement

    Hardball Talk "Giants left-hander Jeremy Affeldt has decided to retire after an injury wrecked year, calling it a career at age 36 following 14 seasons in the majors with the Giants, Royals, Rockies, and Reds. Affeldt was a top prospect as a starting pitcher in the Royals’ farm system, but mostly struggled as..." October 01

  • Sources: If healthy, Farrell will return as Red Sox manager

    CSN New England "It's a question that has hovered over the Red Sox for several weeks now, intensifying with each day as the season draws to a close: Who will manage the team next year? Some have come to label it the elephant in the room, since the decision involves incumbent manager John Farrell, who took a..." October 01

  • Bud Norris apologizes for 'culture' comments

    San Diego Union-Tribune "After remarks he made in a USA Today report about brawls caused widespread backlash on social media, Padres reliever Bud Norris clarified his position before Wednesday's game against the Milwaukee Brewers. The report, published earlier in the day, found that of the 67 bench-clearing incidents..." October 01

  • Cain is day to day with right knee contusion

    MLB.com "Royals center fielder Lorenzo Cain left Wednesday night's 5-3 win in 10 innings after hitting a ball off his right knee in the seventh inning at U.S. Cellular Field. Cain fouled a pitch from White Sox starter Jose Quintana and the ball bounced back up off his knee. Cain immediately went to the..." October 01

  • Mets' Colon intends to return for 19th season at age 43

    Fox Sports "Encouraged by his performance this season, New York Mets veteran starter Bartolo Colon wants to give it at least one more season, his 19th, in the majors before he ends his career. Colon, who is 14-13 with a 4.18 ERA and 135 strikeouts against 24 walks in 193 2/3 innings this season, made his..." October 01

  • Baseball's culture clash: Vast majority of brawls involve differing ethnicities

    USA Today "A scene from the Texas Rangers’ clubhouse at Oakland's Coliseum last week neatly captured the blending of cultures that’s so prevalent in baseball. As Shin-Soo Choo highlights flashed on a TV screen, a group of seven Latin players sitting around a table – some born in the U.S., others abroad –..." October 01

  • Report: Giants, Tim Lincecum have ‘mutual and strong’ interest in return

    Larry Brown Sports "With the Giants officially being eliminated from postseason contention on Tuesday after an 8-0 defeat at the hands of the Dodgers, who clinched their third straight NL West title, the focus for San Francisco is now on next season. And one of the first orders of business could be bringing back..." October 01

  • Stroman leads Blue Jays to 1st division crown since 1993

    The Score "For the first time since 1993, the Toronto Blue Jays are champions of the American League East. Having already snapped their 22-year postseason drought earlier last week, the Blue Jays captured the division title Wednesday with a 15-2 drubbing of the Baltimore Orioles. It seemed only fitting..." October 01

  • Cardinals win 100th game, clinch NL Central

    SB Nation "The St. Louis Cardinals have been the class of the National League over the last decade and a half, and on Wednesday night beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 11-1 in the second game of a doubleheader at PNC Park to clinch the National League Central division for a third straight season. Jason Heyward..." October 01

  • A-Rod finally shows signs of busting out of slump

    New York Post "Had it not been for Dellin Betances giving up a home run to the Red Sox’s Mookie Betts in the seventh inning Wednesday night, Alex Rodriguez’s sixth-inning blast to left would have carried the Yankees to a wild-card clinching victory at Yankee Stadium. Instead, Betts’ homer tied the score and..." October 01

  • Asdrubal Cabrera likely to cash in, but not with Rays

    Tampa Bay Times "Shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera would like to remain with the Rays. "I would love to stay here," he said. "I feel very comfy." More than a few Rays would like to see him come back. "I've already voiced my opinion," third baseman Evan Longoria said. "He's been awesome." But the reality is..." October 01

  • Mets' Yoenis Cespedes leaves game after HBP; X-rays negative

    Sporting News "The Mets appear to have avoided a worst-case scenario with slugging outfielder Yoenis Cespedes. Cespedes left Wednesday's game against the Phillies after being struck in the left hand with pitch. The Mets announced that Cespedes had no broken bones, only contusions on his middle and ring..." October 01

  • Platoon likely to remain if Howard back with Phillies in 2016

    CSN Philly "On Tuesday afternoon, it looked as if Ryan Howard would get on the field before the season ended. Twenty-four hours later, it wasn’t looking so good. So, as a public service, here’s our take on the drama surrounding Howard and whether he will or won’t play again as this woeful season grinds..." October 01

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    Anthony DiComo @AnthonyDiComo

    #Mets calling Cespedes a contusion of his left and ring fingers, but no break. X-rays were negative. What an incredible relief for the team.

  • Blue Jays Interested In Doug Fister

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Blue Jays are a long way from focusing on offseason plans just yet, though the club “will make a play for” free agent righty Doug Fister this winter, Sportsnet’s Jeff Blair reports. This wouldn’t be the first time that GM Alex Anthopoulos has shown interest in Fister, as the Jays explored a..." September 30