• Reports: Orioles will play Cuban national team in exhibition; MLB denies game is set

    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

  • Report: Braves trade Callaspo to Dodgers for Uribe in 6-player deal

    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

  • Simulated game goes well for Justin Verlander

    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

  • Matt Harvey fine to start Friday night against the Marlins after reports of “dead arm” problem

    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

  • Dodgers TV mess should be helped by Charter buying Time Warner Cable

    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

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    Ken Rosenthal @Ken_Rosenthal

    Sources: Callaspo trade between #Braves and #Dodgers back on. Braves pulled Callaspo from lineup. Six-player deal. Uribe would go to ATL.

  • Bryce Harper: Mike Trout is the best player in baseball

    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

  • Ruben Amaro apologizes after ripping fans for complaints on Phillies 'plan'

    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

  • Agent: Johnny Cueto MRI shows no structural damage

    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

  • Report: Marlins' Jose Fernandez to begin extended spring on Monday

    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

  • Athletics activate closer Sean Doolittle from disabled list

    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

  • 17h
    Ken Rosenthal @Ken_Rosenthal

    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.

  • 20h
    Ken Rosenthal @Ken_Rosenthal

    Sources: #Dodgers talking to #Braves about trade that would send Uribe to ATL for Callaspo. Lesser names also involved.

  • Bryce Harper fully engaged and showing off his many talents

    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

  • The Braves are trying to trade Alberto Callaspo

    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

  • Amaro talks Phillies' trade chips, prospects, complaining fans

    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

  • Pablo Sandoval and Red Sox discussing abandoning switch-hitting

    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

  • Mets have a return date for Travis d'Arnaud in mind

    Newark Star-Ledger "The Mets are finally in line to have one of its key players return. Travis d'Arnaud is on schedule to return to the team at some point next week during its trip west to San Diego and Phoenix. Mets general manager Sandy Alderson said d'Arnaud will play five innings in an extended spring training..." May 26

  • Angels demote designated hitter C.J. Cron to Triple-A

    Hardball Talk "C.J. Cron has been the Angels’ primary designated hitter since debuting in May of last season, but he’s struggled following a decent rookie showing and now he’s been demoted back to Triple-A. Cron was billed as a potential middle-of-the-order slugger when the Angels drafted him with the 17th..." May 26

  • Josh Hamilton hitless in return

    CBSSports.com "Josh Hamilton was hitless in his return to the majors, but reached on a key error that sent the Texas Rangers over Cleveland 10-8 Monday for their sixth straight win. Hamilton, slowed this season by shoulder surgery, was 0 for 3 with two strikeouts and a walk, and scored a run. The 2010 AL..." May 26

  • Joe Maddon upset with schedule

    ESPN Chicago "Cubs manager Joe Maddon isn't happy his team is playing an early-afternoon game on Memorial Day after playing a day game in Phoenix on Sunday and then traveling through "two time zones" to get home. "I don't understand why [the] Memorial game has to be played during the day," Maddon said Monday..." May 25

  • Callaspo scratched, may be designated for assignment

    MLB.com "The Braves opted not to provide a reason for removing Alberto Callaspo from the lineup approximately 20 minutes before the start of Monday night's game at Dodger Stadium. But the decision seemed to be an indication that Callaspo's days with team are numbered. Callaspo remained active for..." May 25

  • Brian Matusz appeals after getting 8-game suspension

    ESPN.com "Baltimore Orioles reliever Brian Matusz, who was ejected Saturday for using a sticky substance that was on his right arm, was suspended eight games by Major League Baseball on Monday. Matusz, who declined to address the issue after Saturday's 1-0 loss to the Marlins, has appealed the decision..." May 25

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    Chris Cotillo @ChrisCotillo

    LHP Joe Paterson, recently released by #Royals, hooks on with #Athletics on minor-league deal.

  • Blue Jays activate Jose Reyes, option Munenori Kawasaki

    Bluebird Banter "That was a short visit to Toronto for Munenori Kawasaki. He had just 6 PA, and had 1 single and 1 walk. but at least he got a few days worth of MLB money out of it. Jose Reyes makes it back, he last played April 27, so he missed just less than a month. When he went on the DL he was hitting..." May 25

  • Mets' Wright to make trip to see back specialist

    ESPN New York "Mets third baseman David Wright will see a back specialist in California in an effort to gain clarity on the back issue that has kept him out of the lineup. Mets GM Sandy Alderson said on Monday that Wright will meet with Dr. Robert Watkins and his staff of physical therapists in California to..." May 25

  • John Farrell calls for an approved substance pitchers can use for a better grip

    WEEI Boston "With another major league pitcher getting suspended for the use of a foreign substance — Baltimore’s Brian Matusz, who is appealing his eight-game ban – Red Sox manager John Farrell suggested there should be another look at the rules of baseball. Talking to the media prior to his team’s series..." May 25

  • Hamilton ends minor-league stay, set to join Rangers

    Dallas Morning News "Josh Hamilton’s minor-league injury-rehabilitation assignment with the Texas Rangers ended with a rain-out on Saturday night. Hamilton was in the lineup with Triple-A Round Rock for what would have been his 13th game on the assignment. The game was postponed, and the Rangers decided Hamilton..." May 25

  • Broken finger sends James Loney to Rays’ disabled list

    Hardball Talk "Rays first baseman James Loney has been placed on the disabled list with a broken left middle finger. Initially the Rays diagnosed Loney with a sprain, but further exams revealed a fracture and he’s expected to miss 4-6 weeks. " May 25

  • Reds put catcher Mesoraco on DL, starter Cueto examined

    Fox Sports Ohio "The Reds have put catcher Devin Mesoraco on the 15-day disabled list with a sore left hip that limited him to pinch hitting and being an interleague DH for the past six weeks. Mesoraco hasn't caught in a game since April 12. In the last six weeks, he's been limited to 13 pinch-hit appearances..." May 25

  • Yoenis Cespedes questions the Athletics’ personnel moves

    Hardball Talk "The Oakland Athletics are a very different team now than they were a year ago. In the offseason they lost Jeff Samardzija, Jon Lester, Jason Hammel, Derek Norris, Josh Donaldson, Brandon Moss and John Jaso and brought in Ike Davis, Ben Zobrist, Jesse Hahn, Billy Butler, Brett Lawrie and Marcus..." May 25

  • Bryant eager to catch up with boyhood rival Harper

    MLB.com "They played against each other and were teammates, starting when the pair were about 8 years old growing up in Las Vegas. On Monday, the Cubs' Kris Bryant and the Nationals' Bryce Harper will compete against each other at Wrigley Field in the first game of a three-game series. "The thing that..." May 25

  • Terry Collins: Matt Harvey's struggles may be rooted in 'dead arm'

    ESPN New York "New York Mets manager Terry Collins, addressing the possible reasons behind one of Matt Harvey's worst career starts, says the ace may be dealing with apparent arm fatigue, or what Collins called "dead-arm stuff." Harvey, in his first season since coming off Tommy John surgery, won't require a..." May 25

  • 1d
    Joe Kay @apjoekay

    Oh, and #Reds starter Johnny Cueto gettting right elbow examined today. Missed last start with stiffness. Still doesn't feel right.

  • 1d
    Patrick Mooney @CSNMooney

    Bryce Harper on Kris Bryant: "When we were younger, we used to call him ‘Silk,’ because he was so smooth with everything he did." #Cubs

  • 1d
    San Francisco Giants @SFGiants

    Travis Ishikawa has been reinstated from his rehab assignment and then designated for assignment. #SFGiants

  • 1d
    Bob Nightengale @BNightengale

    Josh Hamilton playing LF and batting 5th in 2015 debut for #Rangers

  • Gray takes shot off ankle; X-rays negative

    MLB.com "As Sonny Gray stood near his locker following the Athletics' 7-2 victory over the Rays on Sunday at Tropicana Field, there was a mix of disappointment and relief. The right-hander was hit in the right ankle by a sharp grounder off the bat of Rays first baseman James Loney in the fourth inning,..." May 25

  • Dillon Gee wants back in Mets starting rotation, right now

    New York Daily News "Dillon Gee rejoin the team Saturday night in Pittsburgh. His baseball equipment did not. Just another leg in what Gee called “the weirdest damn year in baseball.” The Mets righthander returned with questions about his role now that Noah Syndergaard has established himself in the rotation, but..." May 25

  • Royals place Danny Duffy on 15-day DL with biceps tendinitis, recall Brandon Finnegan

    The Score "Danny Duffy was expected to take the mound Tuesday in New York after being bumped from Saturday's scheduled start due to shoulder stiffness. The 26-year-old won't pitch in the Bronx this week, however, as the Kansas City Royals placed Duffy on the 15-day disabled list prior to Monday..." May 25

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    San Francisco Giants @SFGiants

    Prior to today's game #SFGiants have designated IF Casey McGehee for assignment and have recalled RHP Hunter Strickland from triple-A.

  • The Marlins had interest in Jonathan Papelbon before firing Mike Redmond

    Hardball Talk "Marlins closer Steve Cishek blew four of his first seven save chances, part of the reason why the Marlins got off to a 16-22 start under manager Mike Redmond before he was fired on May 17. Things haven’t gone much better since then, as the Marlins entered Saturday’s game against the Orioles on an..." May 24

  • Rockies GM: Walt Weiss' job is secure

    Denver Post "Walt Weiss wore a finger on his chest in the cold air at Coors Field last week after he stepped between his catcher, Nick Hundley, and first-base umpire Hunter Wendelstedt. The umpire ejected Hundley for arguing a check-swing strike. And Wendelstedt was browbeating Weiss, wagging his finger..." May 24

  • Setback may mean Devin Mesoraco's year is over

    Cincinnati Enquirer "Catcher Devin Mesoraco's latest setback may mean his season is over. Mesoraco hasn't been able to catch since April 12 because of an impingement in his left hip. He tested the hip Friday. Mesoraco did 15 squats, gave signs and tried to get in a catching stance. "It was very difficult," he..." May 24

  • Matusz ejected for foreign substance on arm

    MLB.com "After getting two quick outs in the bottom of the 12th inning on Saturday night, Orioles reliever Brian Matusz had his arm checked by umpires for a foreign substance and was ejected from Baltimore's 13-inning, 1-0 loss. "We're not going to address the issue right now," Matusz said. "Obviously I..." May 24

  • Padres claim left-hander Eury De La Rosa

    San Diego Union-Tribune "The Padres made a waiver claim Saturday, acquiring left-handed reliever Eury De La Rosa from the Dodgers. To clear a spot for De La Rosa on their 40-man roster, they transferred right-hander Josh Johnson to the 60-day disabled list. De La Rosa, whom the Dodgers designated for assignment..." May 24

  • Triple play started by Jonathan Villar is Astros’ first in 11 years

    Houston Chronicle "New Astros infield coach Rich Dauer controls what he’s dubbed the “alien” defense, the shifts that look out of this world to some people. He’s the Astros’ infield alignment headmaster. “The planning of the alien defense is something I’ve always loved,” he said. “We do it more than anybody..." May 24

  • David Wright is shut down for a week with back stiffness, Mets announce

    New York Daily News "The wait for David Wright's return will be even longer. The Mets captain was shut down for at least a week with back stiffness on Saturday, the team announced. " May 24

  • Hyun-Jin Ryu, Dodgers knew about shoulder tear before he signed in 2012

    ESPN Los Angeles "Hyun-Jin Ryu said Friday that he has known since his initial physical for the Los Angeles Dodgers before the 2013 season that he had a torn labrum in his left shoulder. He finally got it taken care of Thursday, when he underwent arthroscopic surgery that will keep him out until at least next..." May 24

  • Orioles agree to deal with Cuban pitcher Ariel Miranda

    CBSSports.com "The Orioles have agreed to a deal with Cuban left-handed pitcher Ariel Miranda, according to CBSSports.com Baseball Insider Jon Heyman. The deal is pending a physical. " May 24

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