• Stanton doubtful for Friday return after making rehab start

    The Score "Giancarlo Stanton may have to wait even longer than expected to make his return to the majors. The Miami Marlins slugger took part in his first rehab start with Class-A Advanced Jupiter on Tuesday, and things didn't go according to plan. Stanton went 0-for-2 with a walk and wasn't feeling "100..." September 02

  • Marlins to move Jennings out of skipper's chair; Mattingly next?

    CBS Sports "The Marlins have decided to make a change at manager after the year and plan to ask interim skipper Dan Jennings to move back to the front office, sources confirm. The Marlins, who have had a disastrous injury-plagued season, also are readying for what is expected to be an "exhaustive" search..." September 02

  • Rehabbing Astros OF George Springer could be activated from DL as soon as Friday

    Houston Chronicle "George Springer, who is on a rehab assignment at Class AA Corpus Christi, is scheduled to speak with manager A.J. Hinch about his status after the Hooks’ game Thursday. Unless there are setbacks, it would not be surprising if Springer is cleared to be activated from the disabled list Friday." September 02

  • GM: Josh Hamilton may be limited to pinch-hitting duty for rest of season

    ESPN "Josh Hamilton, who was activated off the disabled list Tuesday, might not play the outfield again for the Texas Rangers this season and instead be limited to pinch-hitting duties, general manager Jon Daniels said Monday. "That's where my head is at," Daniels told the Dallas Morning News. "With..." September 02

  • Lenny Dykstra denies theft allegations from Charlie Sheen’s porn star ex-girlfriend

    Sporting News "Lenny Dykstra, a former Met and three-time All-Star with the Phillies, denied allegations that he stole high-end jewelry from porn star Brett Rossi. Rossi, an ex-girlfriend of actor Charlie Sheen, told TMZ that Dykstra stole jewelry that she gave him to sell. When she heard of Dykstra’s denial..." September 02

  • Matt Williams puts up another strong performance in his quest to get himself fired

    Hardball Talk "It’s like watching a car crash. Wait, that’s not quite right. A car crash happens quickly and, in the moment, there’s a sense that you can’t do anything to stop it, so that’s not it. This is more like watching someone slowly peddle a tricycle over a cliff. Only you notice them heading toward..." September 02

  • Marlins plan sweeping changes, and Dan Jennings likely will be among the affected

    Miami Herald "Dan Jennings will almost certainly not be returning to the Marlins’ dugout as their manager next season, several sources have said. Whether he remains with the team in any capacity is up in the air. The Marlins, under orders from owner Jeffrey Loria, are making sweeping changes to the team’s..." September 02

  • White Sox could further explore Robertson trade in offseason

    CSN Chicago "His placement on revocable waivers didn’t catch White Sox closer David Robertson by surprise. Almost everyone lands on the waiver wire in August. But Robertson said Tuesday he didn’t expect his name would be made public as several outlets reported, including CBSSports.com and USA Today. The..." September 02

  • Blue Jays may play on new dirt infield at Rogers Centre next year as major stadium upgrades continue

    National Post "The Blue Jays hope to install a dirt infield at the Rogers Centre for next season while they work toward a natural grass playing surface for the 2018 season. Neither option is an absolute certainty at the moment, but both are part of the club’s five-year, $250-million capital budget for stadium..." September 02

  • Teixeira out indefinitely with significant bone bruise

    The Score "New York Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira is expected to miss at least two weeks after an MRI revealed a significant bone bruise on his ailing right leg. Yankees general manager Brian Cashman told reporters prior to Tuesday's game against Boston that Teixeira hasn't improved "at all" since..." September 02

  • Diamondbacks' Paul Goldschmidt on record-setting walk pace

    Arizona Republic "One hundred times already this season, Paul Goldschmidt has dropped his bat on the ground, unhinged and removed the protective guard on his left foot and jogged down toward first base. After he drew two more bases on balls on Sunday afternoon against the Oakland Athletics, Goldschmidt reached..." September 02

  • Giants' Tim Lincecum flies to see noted hip doctor; surgery posssible

    CBS Sports "Giants great Tim Lincecum will travel to visit noted hip doctor Marc Philippon Wednesday in Vail, Colo., where a final determination will be made as to whether Lincecum needs hip surgery, people familiar with the situation say. Lincecum has already seen multiple doctors regarding his hip issue,..." September 02

  • Holliday is hitting but still on hold

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "Cardinals manager Mike Matheny, while conducting his pregame interview in the Cardinals’ dugout Tuesday, peered over the heads of the various reporters involved and observed his franchise losing money by the minute. Injured slugger Matt Holliday, taking his first outside batting practice in a..." September 02

  • 18h
    Joe Frisaro @JoeFrisaro

    Stanton told reporters in Jupiter he felt ok "not 100 percent" Friday v. #Mets appears doubtful #Marlins update

  • Chickenpox hits Royals clubhouse; Kelvin Herrera, Alex Rios infected

    Kansas City Star "As he pondered how to handle a health crisis facing his baseball team, Ned Yost reached out this past weekend to his mother. Several Royals also contacted their families, all asking some version of a question they had not pondered since childhood: Mom, did I ever have the chickenpox? The answer..." September 01

  • Royals activate Alex Gordon from disabled list

    Royals Review "The Royals officially activated Alex Gordon from the disabled list, six weeks after he left the July 8 game against Tampa Bay with a strained groin. Gordon was hitting .279/.394/.457 before he was shelved. He is in the lineup hitting sixth tonight. The Royals also called up several players from..." September 01

  • Braves call up $62.5 million Cuban infielder Hector Olivera

    Hardball Talk "Hector Olivera is getting his first chance in the majors, with the Braves calling up the 30-year-old infielder four months after he defected from Cuba to sign a six-year, $62.5 million contract with the Dodgers. Olivera was traded from the Dodgers to the Braves as part of July’s three-team,..." September 01

  • Nationals will need September miracle to salvage once-promising season

    Sporting News "Even in a frustrating season that’s been one painful moment after another, the Nationals’ loss to the Cardinals on Monday night stands out. “It’s a tough one,” manager Matt Williams said, mastering the understatement. The Nationals had rallied from a 3-1 deficit to take the lead on the team..." September 01

  • Blue Jays trade OF Chris Heisey to Dodgers

    CBS Sports "The Los Angeles Dodgers re-acquired outfielder Chris Heisey from the Toronto Blue Jays in a trade, both teams reported Tuesday. The Jays will receive a player to be named later or cash considerations. Heisey began the season with the Dodgers, who released him Aug. 7, but obviously need more..." September 01

  • MLB won't reinstate Shoeless Joe Jackson

    ESPN "Major League Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred has denied a request to reinstate Shoeless Joe Jackson, so the player banned for the 1919 Black Sox scandal will remain on the ineligible list. The Shoeless Joe Jackson Museum in Greenville, South Carolina, had appealed to Manfred earlier this year..." September 01

  • A White Sox fan working on the Wrigley Field renovation claims he buried a Sox cap in the concrete

    Hardball Talk "I’m on Team Scully now and always. I certainly don’t get this stuff. I don’t believe in curses, be they Bambino or Goat-inspired. I don’t believe in jinxes or hexes or anything like that. The extent to which I give the Whammy any sort of credence begins and ends with the old “Press Your Luck”..." September 01

  • Yankees September call-ups: New York calls up eight players

    Pinstripe Alley "The Yankees have called up eight players as September call-ups, bringing up Dustin Ackley, Andrew Bailey, Caleb Cotham, Rico Noel, James Pazos, Jose Pirela, Rob Refsnyder, and Austin Romine. Most of these players have already been up this year and are on the 40-man roster already, but a..." September 01

  • Cubs September Recalls Begin: Javier Baez, Quintin Berry, Tsuyoshi Wada, Trevor Cahill

    Bleed Cubbie Blue "September has arrived, with it meaningful games for the Cubs, and they will have five additional players on the roster for Tuesday night's game against the Reds (including the just-acquired Austin Jackson): Tsuyoshi Wada made seven starts earlier this year for the Cubs and though the numbers..." September 01

  • Blue Jays promote five players as rosters expand

    Sportsnet "The Toronto Blue Jays have taken advantage of expanded rosters by calling up five players Tuesday, bolstering their team for the final month of the season. Relievers Ryan Tepera, Aaron Loup and Jeff Francis will join the team in Toronto along with outfielder Dalton Pompey and infielder Munenori..." September 01

  • Matt Moore returns to Rays in Baltimore

    Tampa Bay Times "Left-hander Matt Moore will return to the Tampa Bay Rays on Tuesday as part of the first wave of September call-ups from Durham. OF Mikie Mahtook, INF Richie Shaffer, LHP C.J. Riefenhauser, RHP Kirby Yates and C Luke Maile will also join the team. Maile will be added to the 40-man roster..." September 01

  • Dodgers get Justin Ruggiano from Mariners

    Hardball Talk "The Giants’ division rival also got a minor deal done late tonight, as the Dodgers just announced that they have acquired outfielder Justin Ruggiano from the Mariners for a player to be named later or cash considerations. Ruggiano was designated for assignment by the Mariners back in June after..." September 01

  • Matt Adams suffers setback; Grichuk resumes hitting

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "Cardinals first baseman Matt Adams, who was thought to be making progress in his rehabilitation from right quadriceps surgery, said he had a minor setback during drills in Jupiter, Fla., last week, and is back in St. Louis to be treated and to continue his rehabilitation. This time he felt some..." September 01

  • Giants To Acquire Alejandro De Aza

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Giants have acquired outfielder Alejandro De Aza from the Red Sox, Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports reports on Twitter. Lefty Luis Ysla will return to Boston in the deal, Henry Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle reports on Twitter. " September 01

  • Cubs to acquire Austin Jackson from Mariners

    Hardball Talk "With the waiver trade deadline just a few hours away, Shannon Drayer of 710 ESPN reports that the Cubs have acquired outfielder Austin Jackson from the Mariners. Greg Johns of MLB.com confirms the report and adds that the Mariners will receive a player to be named later and potentially an..." September 01

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    Ken Rosenthal @Ken_Rosenthal

    Gomes to #Royals.

  • White Sox revoke waivers, keep closer Robertson

    Covers.com "Closer David Robertson will not return to the New York Yankees. The Chicago White Sox slammed the door on reunion talk Monday, the deadline for waiver trade agreements, when they revoked waivers on Robertson and retained their ninth-inning reliever. He has three years and $38 million..." August 31

  • Manny Machado is making his first career start at shortstop

    Hardball Talk "As a minor leaguer Manny Machado was an elite shortstop prospect, but because the Orioles had J.J. Hardy there when he arrived in 2012 they shifted Machado to third base and he’s stayed there ever since. Machado has developed into an MVP-caliber third baseman and not surprisingly his excellent..." August 31

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    Anthony DiComo @AnthonyDiComo

    At a public appearance in Brooklyn, Sandy Alderson says #Mets will wait until after the season to address Terry Collins' contract situation.

  • Joe Girardi 'not happy' with Mark Teixeira's injured leg

    Sporting News "While the Yankees begin a three-game set with the Red Sox on Monday, ailing first baseman Mark Teixeira will head to New York for further evaluation on his injured right shin. "We're not happy with where he's at,” Yankees manager Joe Girardi said, via the New York Daily News. “Just trying to..." August 31

  • Blue Jays GM Alex Anthopoulos accuses infielder Steve Tolleson of quitting on team

    National Post "Alex Anthopoulos says Steve Tolleson quit on the Blue Jays. Tolleson says he has battled three stubborn injuries over the past three months and remains determined to play again this season. The apparent gulf between those two assertions is the subject of informal discussions between the..." August 31

  • Indians president Mark Shapiro set to take over same role with Blue Jays

    Toronto Star "The Blue Jays could have their successor to Paul Beeston as team president in place as early as Monday, according to various reports that suggest Cleveland Indians president Mark Shapiro is in line to take over the club’s top job in 2016. CBS baseball columnist Jon Heyman reported Sunday night..." August 31

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    St. Louis Cardinals @Cardinals

    #STLCards recall closer Trevor Rosenthal from paternity leave. Pitcher Sam Tuivailala optioned to Memphis (AAA).

  • Cubs' Jake Arrieta throws no-hitter vs. Dodgers on Sunday Night Baseball

    Chicago Sun-Times "Jake Arrieta on Sunday night became the first Cubs pitcher to throw a no-hitter in seven years, beating the Los Angeles Dodgers 2-0 at Dodger Stadium. It’s the first Cub no-hitter since Carlos Zambrano blanked the Houston Astros Sept. 14, 2008, in a game played at Milwaukee’s Miller Park..." August 31

  • Japan responds to Pennsylvania's offense with its own to claim LLWS crown

    ESPN "Tokyo won the Little League World Series on Sunday, pounding out 22 hits and overcoming an eight-run first-inning deficit to beat Lewisberry, Pennsylvania, 18-11. The Kitasuna Little League team, also the winner in 2001 and 2012, gave Japan its 10th title. The two teams combined for the most..." August 30

  • Brewers closer K-Rod blocked on waivers, so he'll stay in Milwaukee

    CBS Sports "One potential relief option has been eliminated for trades to contenders, as Brewers closer Francisco Rodriguez was claimed and pulled back on waivers last week. That means Rodriguez will be remaining with the Brewers through the end of the year. The deadline for postseason eligibility is..." August 30

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    Sean McAdam @Sean_McAdam

    Lovullo announces that Tazawa will go back to 8th inning with Machi taking over as closer

  • Yankees to keep Mark Teixeira off field until fully healed

    New York Daily News "Mark Teixeira remained out of the lineup Saturday night, and until the first baseman’s bruised right leg gets significantly better, it’s doubtful he’ll be back on the field even as a pinch-hitter. “I don’t know if I’ll use him; I really don’t,” Joe Girardi said. “Seems like the running..." August 30

  • Josh Hamilton not yet ready to play for Texas Rangers

    Dallas Morning News "The Rangers are likely to activate Josh Hamilton from the disabled list Tuesday, the day when rosters can be expanded, but he’s not likely to be anything more than a pinch-hitting option at that point. Hamilton has been on the DL since August 16 due to right knee inflammation. The knee has..." August 30

  • Mariners will skip Felix Hernandez’s start on Monday

    Hardball Talk "The Mariners will skip ace Felix Hernandez‘s road start on Monday against the Astros, MLB.com’s Greg Garno reports. Manager Lloyd McClendon is trying to keep his ace fresh through the end of the season. McClendon said, “I did the same thing last year to freshen my pitchers up and Felix had the..." August 30

  • Mets Acquire Addison Reed From Diamondbacks

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Mets have acquired reliever Addison Reed from the Diamondbacks pending a physical, tweets Adam Rubin of ESPN New York. We learned earlier this afternoon that the Mets were in the hunt for relievers including Marc Rzepczynski of the Padres. Reed, 26, entered the 2015 season as the..." August 30

  • Fan tragically dies in fall from upper deck at Turner Field

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "A man who fell off the top deck at least 40 feet to the concrete on the first level below during the Braves’ game against the New York Yankees on Saturday night died, an Atlanta police spokesman said. Police did not identify the man, but said he was in his 60s and died upon arrival at Grady..." August 30

  • Report: The Padres pulled Craig Kimbrel back off waivers

    Hardball Talk "It was reported Friday that Padres closer Craig Kimbrel was claimed off revocable waivers by an unidentified team. All indications were that the Padres would keep him and it’s now official. Since the Padres pulled him back off waivers, this makes him ineligible to traded for the remainder of..." August 30

  • Mark Teixeira says he’s having “serious pain” when he tries to run

    MLB.com "A discouraged Mark Teixeira said on Friday that the deep bone bruise in his right leg is not improving, but the Yankees first baseman has been assured that there is no fracture in the leg, only a significant amount of inflammation that will require more rest. Teixeira sustained the injury..." August 29

  • Terry Francona says he won’t use out clause if Mariners call

    Seattle Times "Indians manager Terry Francona said he won’t use an out clause in his contract if Cleveland president Mark Shapiro takes a job elsewhere. Shapiro reportedly is a candidate to succeed Toronto Blue Jays president Paul Beeston, who plans to retire after this season. Shapiro has declined to comment..." August 29

  • Vin Scully to Return for 67th Season With the Dodgers

    The Hollywood Reporter "Vin Scully is returning to his post in the Los Angeles Dodgers' announcer booth for his 67th season, the team announced Friday. "It'll be a very pleasant 2016. Vin Scully to return for his 67th season," the baseball team tweeted. The announcer also told fans and audiences the news at the..." August 29

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