• Mets trade for Eric O'Flaherty from Oakland Athletics, DFA Alex Torres

    Newark Star-Ledger "The Mets made another deal. They graded for another bullpen arm from the A's, getting Eric O'Flaherty for their bullpen. The Mets will also get cash considerations and send over a player to be named later. To make room for him, the Mets designated Alex Torres for assignment." August 05

  • Justin Turner expects to return on August 12

    Hardball Talk "Dodgers third baseman Justin Turner had to be placed on the 15-day disabled list last week after a pimple on his right thigh became infected. He’s currently at the Dodgers’ spring training complex in Arizona and has not been cleared for baseball activities, but that should change pretty..." August 05

  • Blue Jays’ Sanchez appeals three-game suspension

    Sportsnet "Aaron Sanchez launched an appeal of the three-game suspension he received from Major League Baseball on Tuesday without hesitation, standing by previous comments that he didn’t intentionally throw at Kansas City Royals shortstop Alcides Escobar. The exact timeline for when his case will be..." August 04

  • Tigers release Dombrowski, promote Avila to GM

    Detroit Free Press "The Detroit Tigers today announced that Assistant General Manager Al Avila has been promoted to the role of executive vice president of baseball operations and general manager. Avila will assume all responsibilities related to baseball operations of the club and he will report directly to Tigers..." August 04

  • Mets DFA Alex Torres, acquire LHP Eric O’Flaherty from A’s

    MetsBlog.com "The Mets have designated LHP Alex Torres for assignment and acquired LHP Eric O’Flaherty and cash from the Athletics for a player to be named later, the team announced. Torres, 27, was acquired for Cory Mazzoni before the season. He posted a 3.15 ERA and 1.51 WHIP while walking 6.82 per 9 in 34..." August 04

  • Yankees rule out Michael Pineda until at least September

    Hardball Talk "Yankees general manager Brian Cashman revealed that right-hander Michael Pineda will be out until at least September with the strained forearm that sent him to the disabled list last week. Pineda has a lengthy history of arm problems, including spending all of 2012 and 2013 on the sidelines, so..." August 04

  • Kris Bryant won't slide head first anymore

    ESPN Chicago "Chicago Cubs third baseman Kris Bryant says he's done with headfirst slides after leaving a game on Sunday against the Milwaukee Brewers due to dizziness. "I only have one head," Bryant said on Monday. "I only have one life so there's nothing really to joke about." Bryant went through..." August 04

  • Report suggests C.J. Wilson’s teammates not happy he’s seeking season ending surgery

    The Outside Corner "MLB.com is reporting Angels pitcher C.J. Wilson has decided he won’t be able to pitch again this season and is looking to have surgery on his elbow. After going to team manager Mike Scioscia with the news, the team officially diagnosed Wilson with “left elbow impingement secondary to..." August 04

  • MLB suspends Aaron Sanchez for three games

    Toronto Star "Major League Baseball has suspended Blue Jays pitcher Aaron Sanchez three games for his part in the bench-clearing incident Sunday against the Kansas City Royals. Jays manager John Gibbons was suspended for one game for coming back out on the field after he was ejected earlier Sunday." August 04

  • Braves place Freddie Freeman, ​Jason Frasor on DL

    Sporting News "After being sidelined for five weeks with a right wrist contusion, Freddie Freeman rejoined the Braves in St. Louis in their first game after the All-Star break. Now, the first baseman is headed back to where he came from — the disabled list. Freeman will also be joined by right-handed reliever..." August 04

  • Cespedes: Would love to stay as a Met

    ESPN New York "Yoenis Cespedes, in all likelihood, is a rental for the New York Mets. Still, the initial positive impression has Cespedes believing he would like to call Queens his long-term home. "This is something I can't control," Cespedes said through an interpreter Tuesday afternoon. "I don't know what..." August 04

  • Rangers option Leonys Martin, place Wandy Rodriguez on waivers

    Dallas Morning News "The Texas Rangers announced this afternoon that the club has optioned outfielder Leonys Martin to Triple-A Round Rock and purchased the contract of outfielder Ryan Strausborger (#20) from Round Rock. Strausborger, 27, will be in uniform tonight seeking his major league debut. He has spent the..." August 04

  • David Price, Kevin Durant impressed with Blue Jays crowd

    CBC Sports "Toronto's newest starting pitcher, David Price, made his Blue Jays debut Monday in front of a sold-out crowd at the Rogers Centre and the vibe in the stadium appeared to impress NBA superstar Kevin Durant, who was caught on video capturing the crowd's reaction during the game. "It blows me..." August 04

  • Cooler heads prevail: Yordano Ventura apologizes to Jose Bautista

    CBS Sports "Good news: The Yordano Ventura vs. Jose Bautista feud (background info here) appears to be over. After the Royals traveled from Toronto to Detroit, Ventura offered up his apology to the Blue Jays' slugger on Twitter. Rough translation (via Crewsett on Twitter): "At this moment I am..." August 04

  • Greg Zaun to Yordano Ventura: "Stop writing checks with your mouth that your skinny a** can't cash"

    Hardball Talk "In the wake of that Jose Bautista–Yordano Ventura Twitter beef, former catcher and Blue Jays analyst Gregg Zaun — who, last we heard from him was arguing in favor of hazing and abusing young players — delivered a verbal open letter to Yordano Ventura before yesterday’s Blue Jays-Twins game. The..." August 04

  • Rangers' Adrian Beltre matches MLB best with third career cycle

    ESPN Dallas "Adrian Beltre came to bat in the fifth inning looking for a pitch he could hit over the wall. He got one to match an MLB record. Beltre homered in his fourth at-bat to complete his third career cycle, becoming the first player since the 1930s to accomplish that, in the Texas Rangers' wild 12-9..." August 04

  • Indians' Jason Kipnis to DL for shoulder injury

    ABC7 "The Cleveland Indians have put All-Star second baseman Jason Kipnis on the 15-day disabled list because of chronic inflammation in his right shoulder. The Indians sent their leadoff hitter back to Cleveland to be examined by team doctors before the start of a series Monday night against the Los..." August 04

  • Cubs designate Clayton Richard for assignment

    Hardball Talk "Clayton Richard tossed six innings of one-run ball in a win over the Padres on Sunday, but he was designated for assignment by the Cubs today for the second time in the past two weeks. While it’s some tough luck for Richard, the Cubs don’t have a spot for him in their starting rotation after..." August 04

  • Mike Hessman sets minor league home run record with No. 433

    Washington Post "Mike Hessman’s dedication to playing professional baseball never resulted in an extended stay in the major leagues, and it looks like it never will. However, that dedication paid off Monday night, as the 37-year-old broke a noteworthy minor-league record that had stood for almost 80..." August 04

  • Volquez calls Donaldson 'a little baby,' Ventura takes shot at Bautista

    The Score "A pair of AL heavyweights wasted no time exchanging verbal blows on the heels of a heated four-game series. The Toronto Blue Jays took three from the Kansas City Royals after Sunday's 5-2 win, one in which Royals starter Edinson Volquez kick-started the fireworks by plunking Blue Jays third..." August 03

  • Jose Bautista says he "lost a lot of respect for Ned Yost today"

    Hardball Talk "The Blue Jays and Royals don’t seem to be very big fans of each other. Royals starter Edinson Volquez made a habit out of pitching inside to Blue Jays third baseman Josh Donaldson, including when he hit him with a pitch in the third inning. That led to retaliation later in the game, and an..." August 03

  • Matheny: Contracts can't be ignored in setting bullpen roles

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "The Cardinals have had internal discussions during manager Mike Matheny’s tenure about when, if ever, they would consider using the closer earlier than the ninth, when perhaps the true save situation is the eighth inning against the heart of the order. The closer might not get the stat. The team..." August 03

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    Chris Cotillo @ChrisCotillo

    Source: Dodgers' RHP Brandon Beachy cleared waivers after being designated last week.

  • Dayan Viciedo reunites with White Sox

    Hardball Talk "Dayan Viciedo, who played for the White Sox from 2010-2014 before being dropped this offseason, has re-signed with the team on a minor-league contract. Dating back to February he’s been released by the White Sox, Blue Jays, and A’s while hitting just .228 with one homer and a .617 OPS in 32..." August 03

  • White Sox, Rangers, Orioles interested in Danny Valencia, per source

    MLB Daily Dish "It came as a bit of a surprise when the Blue Jays designated Danny Valencia for assignment on Saturday, but it won't come as a surprise that teams are showing interest in adding him. According to a major-league source, the White Sox, Rangers and Orioles have emerged as three of the likeliest..." August 03

  • Bat boy, 9, dies after being hit by swing in on-deck circle

    The Score "A 9-year-old bat boy for a Kansas baseball team died Sunday evening after he was accidentally hit by a player taking swings in the on-deck circle the day before. Kaiser Carlile, who was wearing a helmet, was knocked unconscious and taken to hospital in critical condition after he was hit in the..." August 03

  • Kris Bryant removed after possible injury on head-first slide

    CBS Sports "The Cubs completed a four-game road sweep of the Brewers on Sunday. In the process, though, Cubs rookie phenom Kris Bryant appeared to sustain a possible head injury while sliding into second base." August 03

  • A.J. Burnett acknowledges elbow injury may end his career

    CBS Sports "Earlier this week, the Pirates placed right-hander A.J. Burnett on the 15-day DL with what the team called right elbow inflammation. He will undergo tests on Monday to determine the nature and severity of the injury. Burnett fully expects the worst. "It's either (the ulnar collateral ligament)..." August 03

  • Cubs' Haren on retiring: 'I don't want to say this is it and pull a Brett Favre'

    The Score "Dan Haren's major-league career may be coming to its conclusion at season's end, but the right-hander's going to be sure he's truly done before making a retirement announcement. "I would say the chances are this will probably be it," Haren told Carrie Muskat of MLB.com. "I don't want to pull a..." August 03

  • Giancarlo Stanton's rehab 'definitely slower' than expected

    ESPN "Miami Marlins right fielder Giancarlo Stanton was hoping to return within six weeks of having surgery on his fractured left wrist, but slow progress through his recovery has thrust that timetable into doubt. Stanton, who suffered a left hamate fracture on a swing June 26 and underwent surgery..." August 03

  • Reminder: even though the trade deadline has passed, trades can still happen

    Hardball Talk "I write some variation on this post every year, mostly because there is always someone who asks why guys are still being talked about in trade rumors even though the “trade deadline” was July 31. So, let’s do this again, shall we? July 31 is the non-waiver trade deadline. That means that clubs..." August 02

  • Reds' Hamilton reaches 50-steal mark in 2nd straight season

    The Score "Billy Hamilton's blazing speed thrust him into an exclusive club Saturday at PNC Park, where he helped the Cincinnati Reds to a 4-3 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates. Hamilton, who finished second in NL Rookie of the Year voting in 2014, became just the 14th player in history to record at..." August 02

  • 'Several Angels teammates' skeptical of C.J. Wilson's elbow injury

    CBS Sports "Left-hander C.J. Wilson has one season left on his contract with the Los Angeles Angels after 2015. He probably can't wait to find a new team, if what Alden Gonzalez of MLB.com wrote about Wilson's elbow injury, and how the Angels have been handling it, is accurate. Gonzalez reported Saturday..." August 02

  • Cubs considering Chase for Utley

    Chicago Sun-Times "The Cubs aren’t done looking for players to help down the stretch, and sources say one of the players they’ve discussed internally as a potential August waiver-period target is Phillies second baseman Chase Utley. That would have to involve cash going to the Cubs to offset the $5 million or so..." August 02

  • Top pitching prospect Luis Severino to make debut Wednesday for Yankees

    ESPN New York "One of the most anticipated debuts by a New York Yankees pitcher in years will take place Wednesday night when Luis Severino, the 21-year-old right-hander considered untouchable by the team's front office, makes his first big league start against the Boston Red Sox at Yankee Stadium. Severino,..." August 02

  • Larry Lucchino out as Red Sox president, CEO after being with team since 2002

    ESPN Boston "Larry Lucchino is leaving his role as the Boston Red Sox's president and CEO, the team confirmed Saturday. Lucchino has been with the Red Sox since February 2002. His contract was set to expire at the end of the year." August 02

  • Nationals manager: Bryce Harper needs to avoid getting ejected

    Masn "In a tie game with postseason implications in a playoff-type atmosphere, Bryce Harper, arguably the MVP of the National League, got himself ejected after striking out in the 11th inning. "He needs to stay in the baseball game," manager Matt Williams repeated three times, after the Nationals..." August 02

  • Cespedes thinks Tigers were wrong to 'throw in the towel'

    The Score "Yoenis Cespedes wasn't surprised the Detroit Tigers traded him, but that doesn't mean he agrees with the decision. Sitting 3 1/2 games back of the second wild card, general manager Dave Dombrowski opted to ship the slugger to the New York Mets in an attempt to strengthen his minor-league..." August 02

  • Ian Kennedy saw birth of his daughter via FaceTime before Friday's start

    MLB.com "Ian Kennedy certainly had a lot on his plate -- and on his mind -- before Friday's 8-3 win, and very little of it actually had to do with the non-waiver Trade Deadline and how it pertained to him. Kennedy, set to start the series opener against the Marlins, got a call at 7:15 a.m. PT from his..." August 02

  • Clayton Kershaw and Mike Trout make MLB history in Saturday's matchup

    Hardball Talk "Dodgers left-hander Clayton Kershaw and Angels outfielder Mike Trout are already making a lot of history individually, but today they did so together. With the Angels and Dodgers squaring off in an interleague series this weekend, Kershaw is pitching against Trout this afternoon. This marks the..." August 02

  • Wade Davis givs up his first home run in nearly two years

    Hardball Talk "Something very strange happened this afternoon, as Royals reliever Wade Davis gave up a solo home run to Blue Jays slugger Jose Bautista in the bottom of the eighth inning. Context is obviously needed here and you’ll get it. Davis hadn’t allowed a home run since nearly two years ago on August..." August 02

  • Red Sox GM Cherington admits to misreading team's potential

    WEEI Boston "The Red Sox were involved in many trade discussions this week, but ultimately the trade deadline passed without any major moves being made. The team did acquire reliever Ryan Cook from the Athletics in a cash deal. “We had a busy few days. We worked on a lot of stuff,” general manager Ben..." August 01

  • Diamondbacks GM Dave Stewart: Padres asked for Paul Goldschmidt in trade

    Arizona Republic "Though he was inactive at the trade deadline, Diamondbacks General Manager Dave Stewart made waves Friday afternoon when he described what would be a preposterous trade request made by a rival team before softening his statements in a subsequent interview. Stewart, whose team did not complete a..." August 01

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    SportsCenter @SportsCenter

    The Dodgers are paying $85.75M to players no longer with the team. That's more than six teams' ENTIRE PAYROLL.

  • Zack Wheeler's last minute plea to Alderson: Don't trade me

    New York Post "In the middle of all his trade discussions Friday afternoon, Mets general manager Sandy Alderson received a surprising phone call. Only hours before the 4 p.m. non-waiver trade deadline, Zack Wheeler called to express his strong hope he would remain with the Mets. “[The call] actually had..." August 01

  • Hector Olivera Drops $300k For Nightclub On Wheels!

    TMZ "With Hector Olivera being traded from the Dodgers to the Braves ... he's got a one helluva ride to make the long distance trip -- a SWAGGED OUT $300k pimp van ... TMZ Sports has learned. Olivera -- who signed a $62.5 MILLION contract with the Dodgers back in May -- recently dropped $60k on a..." August 01

  • John Axford out as Rockies closer

    Denver Post "John Axford, whose recent struggles on the mound have cost the Rockies dearly, is out as closer. At least for now. "I had a conversation with John a little earlier and I told him I was going to get him out of that ninth inning for a little bit and let him catch his breath," manager Walt Weiss..." August 01

  • Tigers trade Yoenis Cespedes to Mets

    Detroit Free Press "Brad Ausmus said he didn't know what was going to happen to Yoenis Cespedes. But he knew. The Detroit Tigers' leftfielder was going to get traded -- and soon. "I'll keep him as long as they let me," he said after Thursday night's game. But the Tigers' front office didn't let Ausmus pen..." August 01

  • Cubs Acquire Dan Haren From Marlins

    Bleed Cubbie Blue "It's not official yet, nor do we know who's coming back to the Cubs, but it appears they have acquired righthander Dan Haren from the Marlins. One beat writer from each team has tweeted this deal: Haren is 34 and is on the last year of a contract that is apparently going to be paid by the..." August 01

  • Blue Jays acquire outfielder Ben Revere

    Sportsnet "The Toronto Blue Jays have agreed to acquire Ben Revere from the Philadelphia Phillies, Todd Zolecki of MLB.com reported Friday. Neither team has announced a move, however. While the Blue Jays make sense as a possible landing spot for Revere, nothing’s official. Revere, 27, is a speedy,..." August 01