• Troubling details emerge from Jeremy Jeffress' DWI arrest

    Sportress of Blogitude "Texas Rangers pitcher Jeremy Jeffress was arrested early Friday morning on a DWI charge. And if that wasn’t bad enough for the 28-year-old reliever, police revealed some embarrassing details of the arrest, including how Jeffress apparently urinated on himself twice during his arrest. A Dallas..." August 27

  • Mets decide to skip deGrom's next start

    MLB.com "Concerned about Jacob deGrom's consecutive poor starts, the Mets spent this week digging into the Trackman technology available to them at ballparks around the country, hoping to spot the root cause of their ace's struggles. Coming away convinced that deGrom's issues are mechanical, not..." August 27

  • San Francisco Giants inching closer to a record they really don’t want

    Larry Brown Sports "Entering the All-Star break, the San Francisco Giants had the best record in baseball at 57-33. Since the All-Star break, they rest comfortably in the Major League Baseball cellar with a record of 12-25. Despite Matt Moore’s near no-hitter in a 4-0 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers on..." August 27

  • Blue Jays bring back catcher Dioner Navarro in trade with White Sox

    Sportsnet "The Toronto Blue Jays bolstered their bench Friday, acquiring Dioner Navarro from the Chicago White Sox in exchange for minor league left-hander Colton Turner. The 32-year-old Navarro played for the Blue Jays in 2014 and ’15, batting .267/.390/.704 with 17 homers across 193 games with Toronto...." August 26

  • Rays To Release Desmond Jennings

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Rays will release veteran outfielder Desmond Jennings tomorrow, the club has announced. He had been on the 15-day DL with a knee injury. This isn’t the first time that Jennings has succumbed to leg problems. The 29-year-old was shelved earlier this year with a hamstring strain and underwent..." August 26

  • Did Dodgers send message to Kershaw with Ellis Trade?

    Hardball Talk "The trade of a light-hitting backup catcher is normally about as inconsequential as it gets. The trade of A.J. Ellis by the Dodgers to the Phillies, however, is anything but that. Indeed, it may be the public manifestation of long-simmering, well, maybe “feud” is too strong a word, but a definite..." August 26

  • How much would Aroldis Chapman return cost Yankees in free agency?

    Newark Star-Ledger "From the moment the Yankees traded Aroldis Chapman to the Cubs, the door was kept open for a possible return this coming winter in free agency. While Dellin Betances has been more than adequate in the closer role, the idea of reuniting Chapman and Betances in a dominant bullpen duo has to be at..." August 26

  • Red Sox ‘optimistic’ Andrew Benintendi can return this season, no structural damage besides knee sprain

    WEEI Boston "Friday was a good day for the Red Sox and Andrew Benintendi. After suffering a knee injury Wednesday night in Tampa that looked season-ending at first glance, Benintendi went through a number of tests Friday, including another MRI, CT scan and X-rays and it revealed no structural damage other..." August 26

  • Terry Collins’ potential plan for ‘run-down’ Jacob deGrom

    New York Post "The Mets’ updated “to do” list contains an item they wouldn’t have expected just over a week ago: Get Jacob deGrom right. With the ace righty struggling, manager Terry Collins is considering extra rest for deGrom, who is scheduled to face the Marlins on Monday at Citi Field. DeGrom had a..." August 26

  • Did An MLB Star Pay A Teammate $2.5 Million To Take The Fall On A Drug Test?

    Deadspin "Dozens of Major League Baseball players have been suspended for testing positive for performance enhancing drugs, but relatively few stars have been caught. Could it be that there should be one more star on this list, but he instead paid his less heralded teammate millions of dollars to take the..." August 26

  • Rangers Place Jeremy Jeffress On Restricted List After DWI Arrest

    MLB Trade Rumors "3:06pm: Club GM Jon Daniels says that Jeffress will go to the restricted list, as Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News (Twitter links). That will likely only be a one-day placement, however, and is intended to ensure that the team has a full bullpen. It appears that Jeffress was found to be..." August 26

  • Report: Phillies calling up prospect Jorge Alfaro

    CSN Philly "It appears prized catching prospect Jorge Alfaro is coming to the Phillies. But not for long. According to a report late Thursday night by Yahoo! Sports' Jeff Passan, Alfaro will be promoted from Double A Reading to the Phillies and join the team Friday in New York. Alfaro, already on the..." August 26

  • Texas Rangers pitcher Jeremy Jeffress arrested on DWI charge in Dallas

    San Antonio Express-News "Newly acquired Texas Rangers relief pitcher Jeremy Jeffress was arrested early Friday morning on a driving while intoxicated charge in Dallas, according to jail records and media reports. Jeffress, a 28-year-old hard-throwing right-hander acquired from the Milwaukee Brewers Aug. 1, was booked..." August 26

  • Tigers' Aybar may keep playing SS when Jose Iglesias returns

    Detroit Free Press "Jose Iglesias is expected to return to the Detroit Tigers on Friday, when they begin a six-game home stand with a three-game series against the Los Angeles Angels. Tigers manager Brad Ausmus wouldn’t say for sure if it would happen, instead saying if Iglesias' hamstring was still bothering him,..." August 26

  • Bruce Bochy makes wrong call sending Matt Moore out for no-hitter

    Larry Brown Sports "Few managers handle their pitchers and bullpen better than San Francisco’s Bruce Bochy, but the three-time World Series winner made the wrong call on Thursday night. Bochy allowed pitcher Matt Moore to bat for himself to lead off the top of the 9th inning against the Dodgers despite throwing..." August 26

  • A.J. Ellis and Clayton Kershaw get emotional after catcher is dealt to Phillies

    Los Angeles Times "Shortly after A.J. Ellis received clarification about his future, he asked Clayton Kershaw to meet him outside by the Dodgers bench. There, the backup catcher shared the news to his closest friend on the team. The Dodgers had traded Ellis to the Philadelphia Phillies for another veteran..." August 26

  • Kipnis jokingly gets ready to fight Odor after hard slide

    Deadspin "Jason Kipnis turned a nice little double play for the Indians this evening, which started with tagging out a quickly approaching Rougned Odor. Kipnis got the forceout, made the throw under pressure, then came up ready to scrap with the known punch enthusiast. Well, not really." August 26

  • Phillies trade Carlos Ruiz to Dodgers

    Philly.com "Carlos Ruiz will have another shot at a World Series ring. The Phillies have traded their long-time catcher to the Los Angeles Dodgers for veteran catcher A.J. Ellis and a minor-league pitcher named Tommy Bergjans. Ruiz, 37, had expressed a desire to play for a contender. To do that, he..." August 25

  • Shelby Miller Demotion Expected To Delay Free Agency

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Diamondbacks have scheduled right-hander Shelby Miller for at least one more Triple-A start, which Nick Piecoro of the Arizona Republic says will leave the 25-year-old unable to accrue enough days on the active roster this year to reach four full years of MLB service. Miller is sitting at..." August 25

  • Giancarlo Stanton says he's uncertain if he'll play again this season

    CBS Sports "The Marlins entered Thursday just 1 1/2 back in the race for the second wild card. Yet no matter how close the Marlins get to a postseason spot, their efforts are overshadowed by the looming specter that is Giancarlo Stanton's availability. Stanton, of course, was placed on the disabled list..." August 25

  • Is Manny Machado becoming a better investment than Bryce Harper?

    ESPN "With Bryce Harper and Manny Machado scheduled to hit free agency in two years, the 2018 offseason could go down in history as the winter that broke baseball's bank. The question is, which one of them will be the most prized catch? Earlier this season, the answer seemed simple. Coming off his..." August 25

  • Nationals acquire Marc Rzepczynski in trade with Athletics

    Today's Knuckleball "The Washington Nationals have acquired left-handed pitcher Marc Rzepczynski and cash considerations in a trade with the Oakland Athletics in exchange for minor league infielder Max Schrock, per Jorge Castillo of The Washington Post. Rzepczynski has appeared in 56 games out of the bullpen this..." August 25

  • Red Sox put Andrew Benintendi on disabled list

    Boston Globe "The Red Sox placed rookie left fielder Andrew Benintendi on the 15-day disabled list on Thursday and recalled infielder Marco Hernandez from Triple A Pawtucket before their game against the Tampa Bay Rays." August 25

  • Tim Tebow has ‘no shot’ of making it in baseball

    Larry Brown Sports "At least 20 MLB teams are expected to take a look at Tim Tebow’s baseball prospects at the former NFL quarterback’s workout next week, but some scouts is confident nothing will come of it. Katie Strang of ESPN.com spoke with three pro baseball scouts on Wednesday, and all three “expressed..." August 25

  • The Yankees get an unwelcome visitor when a fan falls into their dugout

    Fox Sports "Things were going pretty well for Yankees during the eighth inning of their 5-0 win over the Mariners on Wednesday until a fan dropped in. Literally. A fan fell from the stands at Safeco Field into the Yankees’ dugout, startling just about everyone there. Brian McCann, who had the day off,..." August 25

  • Dodgers not desperate to trade Puig

    Today's Knuckleball "The Los Angeles Dodgers have gauged interest in Yasiel Puig, but executives with interested teams say the Dodgers don’t appear desperate to trade Puig, and in fact have rebuffed offers. Teams appear to be bottom feeding for Puig in the hopes that the Dodgers want to give him away, and while the..." August 25

  • Braves send Jeff Francoeur to Marlins in a three-way trade also involving the Rangers

    Hardball Talk "MLB.com’s Joe Frisaro hears Marlins minor league catcher Matt Foley is also involved in the deal, though it’s not yet known to which team he’ll go. It’s also unknown if Foley does or does not live in a van down by the river. Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports reports that the Braves are sending..." August 25

  • MLB, union announce games, $5M investment in Puerto Rico

    ESPN "Major League Baseball has agreed to hold games in Puerto Rico and will work with the players' association to invest $5 million in developing baseball on the island. The joint commitment will be paid out over the course of the next collective bargaining agreement. The current agreement is set to..." August 25

  • Albert Pujols passes Mark McGwire for 10th on the all-time HR list

    Sporting News "For the 30th time this season Mike Trout and Albert Pujols homered in same game for Angels, but Wednesday's blast for Pujols was one for the record books. After Trout hit a solo homer off Blue Jays starter Marco Estrada, Pujols followed with one of his own, the 584th of his career, to move..." August 25

  • Carlos Ruiz, Ryan Howard Clear Revocable Waivers

    MLB Trade Rumors "Phillies veterans Carlos Ruiz and Ryan Howard have both cleared revocable waivers, according to ESPN.com’s Jayson Stark (via Twitter). Both can now be freely traded without restriction, though only one week remains for players to be dealt while remaining eligible for the post-season rosters of..." August 24

  • Will Yoenis Cespedes walk away from Mets after season?

    North Jersey "Yoenis Cespedes is saying the right things about opting out of his contract after 2016 – he insists he’s not going anywhere. But the Mets should be smart enough to prepare for the worst. The Cuban slugger clearly enjoys playing in New York. Yet every dramatic home run increases the odds that..." August 24

  • Report: Red Sox’s Pablo Sandoval has lost 22 pounds

    Today's Knuckleball "Injured Boston Red Sox third baseman Pablo Sandoval was spotted doing drills with the rest of the team on Wednesday afternoon at Tropicana Field ahead of the club’s matchup against the Tampa Bay Rays The Red Sox originally placed the veteran slugger on the disabled list back on April 13 with a..." August 24

  • Red Sox Still “Open” To Adding Papelbon, Await His Decision

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Red Sox are still amenable to reaching a deal with free agent reliever Jonathan Papelbon, president of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski suggested in comments to MLB Network Radio on Sirius XM (Twitter link). Last we checked in, a return of Papelbon to Boston — where he made his name as a..." August 24

  • Angels' Huston Street: Undergoes season-ending surgery

    CBS Sports "Street (knee) underwent season-ending surgery Wednesday, he announced via his personal Twitter account. Street underwent an arthroscopic procedure due to persistent medial pain in his right knee. The veteran will miss the remainder of 2016, but he's expected to be ready when next season opens..." August 24

  • Red Sox To Replace Pesky’s Pole, Make Other Fenway Park Changes Before 2017 Season

    NESN "Boston Red Sox Schedule Standings Stats Video Odds Fantasy Tickets Red Sox To Replace Pesky’s Pole, Make Other Fenway Park Changes Before 2017 Season by Sam Galanis on Wed, Aug 24, 2016 at 9:45AM6,480 Share this: Fenway Park is going to get another face-lift before the 2017 season. The..." August 24

  • Orioles place Tillman on disabled list, so they'll rely on homegrown talent

    CBS Sports "The Fightin' Showalters are having a rough go of it lately. The Orioles entered Wednesday with a 14-16 record over their last 30 games -- a stretch that, because it coincided with good runs from the Blue Jays and Red Sox, left the O's in third place in the American League East. Factor in the..." August 24

  • Cole Hamels and the future standards for Hall of Fame pitchers

    ESPN "Is Cole Hamels the best pitcher of his generation? The easy answer is no, considering Hamels reached the majors in 2006 and Clayton Kershaw reached the majors in 2008, making them contemporaries and close enough in age -- Hamels is four years older -- to be of the same generation. It does..." August 24

  • The Royals' resurgence should frighten every other AL contender

    Fox Sports "The Royals won back-to-back American League pennants -- and the 2015 World Series -- largely on the strength of their relief pitching, strong defense and timely hitting. And those are the very things that suddenly have thrust them back into playoff contention. Kansas City has won nine..." August 24

  • Twenty MLB teams to attend Tim Tebow's workout on Aug. 30

    ESPN "Tim Tebow is scheduled to hold a workout for Major League Baseball teams on Aug. 30 in Los Angeles, a source told ESPN's Jerry Crasnick. More than 20 MLB teams are confirmed to attend the workout, a source told ESPN's Adam Schefter. For almost the past year, Tebow has been training in..." August 24

  • A’s owner taking a look at waterfront site for new ballpark

    San Francisco Chronicle "Oakland A’s co-owner John Fisher is expected to join officials Thursday for a hush-hush tour of the Port of Oakland’s Howard Terminal, a cargo-loading area near Jack London Square that Mayor Libby Schaaf tirelessly promotes as “a fantastic site for a ballpark.”" August 24

  • Edwin Encarnacion fighting back against 'frivolous' STD lawsuit

    Fox Sports "Edwin Encarnacion, the American League leader in RBIs, is fighting back against a lawsuit by a woman who claims that he gave her sexually transmitted diseases. Encarnacion’s agent, Paul Kinzer, issued a statement Tuesday morning calling the claim against the Blue Jays’ All-Star slugger..." August 24

  • Andre Ethier’s rehab assignment could be soon; outfielder expected back in September.

    Inside Socal "The Dodgers expect Andre Ethier to return from his fractured right tibia “sometime in September,” manager Dave Roberts said, and the outfielder could be headed out on a minor league rehab assignment soon. Roberts stopped short of saying that Ethier’s leg is 100 percent healed, but Roberts said..." August 23

  • Rangers release Josh Hamilton to leave open possibility of re-signing him

    Dallas Morning News "The Rangers requested release waivers on Josh Hamilton Tuesday in a move that is designed to give him the chance to begin 2017 with the club. By releasing him before September 1, the Rangers can re-sign him to a minor league contract and have him in the majors before May 15 of next season. If..." August 23

  • Clayton Kershaw throws a bullpen session, feels good

    Hardball Talk "The Dodgers have been without Clayton Kershaw since late June but somehow managed to make up a ton of ground in the NL West and enter play tonight with a one-game lead over the Giants. OK, the “somehow” has a lot to do with the Giants sucking eggs since the break, but the standings are the..." August 23

  • Blue Jays Pursued Joey Votto Trade Last Summer

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Blue Jays opened “serious discussions” with the Reds last summer about a possible deal to add star first baseman Joey Votto, according to Richard Griffin of the Toronto Star. But those talks “never gained momentum,” per the report. Instead, Toronto shifted its attention to adding Troy..." August 23

  • Yankees pledge to pay for Doc Gooden’s drug treatment — if he accepts

    New York Daily News "Dwight (Doc) Gooden is insisting publicly that he doesn't have a drug problem, yet more and more people want to help him — none more significant than the Yankees, who have reached out to say they'll pay for any treatment he would consider getting. Darryl Strawberry and Ron Dock, Gooden's former..." August 23

  • MLB postseason schedule announced

    MLB.com "Major League Baseball announced its 2016 postseason schedule on Tuesday, opening with the American League Wild Card Game presented by Budweiser on TBS on Tuesday, Oct. 4, and followed by the National League equivalent on ESPN one night later. The 112th World Series on FOX will begin on Tuesday,..." August 23

  • The cautionary tale Yankees hope to avoid with Gary Sanchez

    New York Post "Gary Sanchez isn’t the first young catcher to take The Bronx by storm after being called up during the season. It was just five years ago that Jesus Montero had people take notice when he arrived in September, thrust immediately into a playoff race. Nine games into his career, the right-handed..." August 23

  • Jered Weaver not sure he’ll play next season

    Sportsnaut "Once one of the most dominating pitchers in the American League, Los Angeles Angels veteran Jered Weaver has fallen on hard times recently. The 33-year-old former All-Star is pitching to an 8-11 record with a 5.47 ERA and 1.53 WHIP in 24 starts on the season. It’s his second consecutive..." August 23

  • Tim Tebow to hold workout for MLB teams Aug. 30

    SI "Former NFL quarterback Tim Tebow will hold a workout for prospective Major League Baseball teams on Aug. 30 in Los Angeles, reports ESPN.com's Jerry Crasnick. Tebow, who last played baseball in high school in 2005, announced earlier this month that he was planning on pursuing a professional..." August 23

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