• Report: Mets, Brewers re-engaged in talks about Lucroy

    The Score "With interest intensifying for Milwaukee Brewers catcher Jonathan Lucroy, the New York Mets have been invited back in the ring. The Brewers have re-engaged in trade talks with the Mets regarding the two-time All-Star, sources tell Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports. There is no indication, however,..." July 28

  • Report: Diamondbacks drawing interest in Shelby Miller, Daniel Hudson

    Larry Brown Sports "How does that old saying go about one man’s trash, another man’s treasure? According to a report by Bob Nightengale of USA TODAY Sports on Thursday, the Arizona Diamondbacks are drawing serious interest in right-handers Shelby Miller and Daniel Hudson. Miller, 25, has been a certified..." July 28

  • Despite blister, interest in Rich Hill remains

    MLB Daily Dish "The Orioles, Red Sox, and Dodgers have all been linked to A’s starter Rich Hill, the 36-year-old pitcher who, before making four starts in 2015, hadn’t made a start since 2009. His 2.25 ERA through 76 IP this season, along with 10.7 SO/9 and 0.2 HR/9, have made him a commodity in this..." July 28

  • Report: Yankees taking offers on Miller

    The Score "The New York Yankees won't say they're selling, but it feels like they're inching towards more deals. General manager Brian Cashman is reportedly taking offers for highly coveted closer Andrew Miller, according to ESPN's Buster Olney. Following Monday's trade of Aroldis Chapman to the..." July 28

  • Reds waiting for teams to get serious about Jay Bruce

    Cincinnati Enquirer "It was six days until the Aug. 1 trade deadline when Walt Jocketty sat down with a pair of reporters before Wednesday’s win over the San Francisco Giants. The the Cincinnati Reds president of baseball operations didn’t have much new to report. The interest in right fielder Jay Bruce remained..." July 28

  • Yankees called White Sox about Sale

    Today's Knuckleball "With the New York Yankees’ smart trade to land a quartet of young players for 105-mph-throwing rental reliever Aroldis Chapman, some people around the game are now speculating that the Yankees could surprise folks by reversing course and seriously jumping into the Chris Sale sweepstakes as a major..." July 28

  • Jose Bautista, Nationals rumour ‘makes zero sense

    Sportsnet "Jose Bautista‘s future with the Toronto Blue Jays remains up in the air, but it remains extremely unlikely the club moves the pending free agent before the Aug 1. non-waiver trade deadline. A report surfaced Wednesday night from Barry Svrluga of The Washington Post that the Washington Nationals..." July 28

  • Chris Sale returns to White Sox after suspension

    ESPN "When White Sox ace Chris Sale returns to his team Thursday to face the crosstown Cubs at Wrigley Field, he'll find a clubhouse a little happier than the one he left. Sale hasn't been allowed around his teammates during his five-day suspension, instead staying home to prepare for Thursday's..." July 28

  • Fan says Joey Votto ruthlessly rejected young fan who asked for his batting gloves

    Fox Sports "The Cincinnati Reds capped their series with the San Francisco Giants at AT&T Park with a 2-1 win on a night Madison Bumgarner pitched eight strong innings, and Reds star first baseman Joey Votto went 2-for-4 at the plate to extend his hitting streak to 12 games. During the game, a young fan..." July 28

  • Police helped Rangers' top prospect Joey Gallo get to game on time

    Yahoo! Sports "Texas Rangers top prospect Joey Gallo was called up to the major leagues Tuesday and inserted into the starting lineup while he was still miles away from the ballpark fighting his way through traffic hoping to make it to the game on time. The Rangers pulled some strings and Gallo received a..." July 28

  • Clayton Kershaw's Wife -- 'It's Killing Him to Sit On Sidelines'

    TMZ "No one knows Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw better than his wife, Ellen -- who tells TMZ Sports the injured pitcher is "giving it everything he has" to get back in the rotation THIS season. Ellen -- along with several other Dodger wives and girlfriends -- was at the Downtown Women's Center..." July 28

  • Astros reportedly surveying market for catcher upgrade

    Larry Brown Sports "For the Houston Astros to take the next step in contending for a title, the answer may ultimately wind up coming from behind the dish. According to a report by Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports on Wednesday, the Astros are surveying the market for an upgrade at the catcher position and have been..." July 28

  • Orioles trying hard to get Cashner

    Mass Live "The Red Sox aren't the only ones in the American League East looking to bolster their rotation. According to FoxSports Ken Rosenthal, the Orioles are among the teams vying for San Diego Padres starter Andrew Cashner. Though the Orioles may not be the frontrunner, Rosenthal says they are..." July 28

  • Royals Look to Trade Davis and Kennedy, Extend Hosmer

    Royals Blue "It was announced by Jeff Passan on twitter that the Royals are looking to potentially deal Wade Davis as part of a package deal including starting pitcher Ian Kennedy. Davis is under team control for the 2017 season with a $10 million club option, while Ian Kennedy is under contract at least..." July 28

  • Dodgers reportedly interested in Royals closer Wade Davis

    Today's Knuckleball "Although the Dodgers have one of the best closers in the game in Kenley Jansen and, by ERA, the top bullpen in the NL (3.01), Wade Davis is someone who interests the Dodgers. He’s even more appealing to Los Angeles than Aroldis Chapman, and for more reasons than just the former’s spotless..." July 28

  • Mariners have interest in Reds’ Jay Bruce

    Hardball Talk "ESPN’s Jerry Crasnick reports that the Mariners are among the teams that have contacted the Reds about outfielder Jay Bruce. The Mariners enter play Wednesday 51-48, six games out of first place in the AL West and 4.5 games out of the second AL Wild Card slot. Adding an impact bat like Bruce could..." July 28

  • Marlins 'desperate' to add starting pitching

    The Score "The Miami Marlins are reportedly leaving no stone left unturned in their search for a starter. Miami is "desperate" to add a starting pitcher, a rival executive told ESPN's Jerry Crasnick, but the club is finding a possible acquisition difficult due to a lack of prospect talent." July 28

  • Lucroy market heating up, Tigers involved

    CBS Sports "The Tigers are among the teams that have talked to the Brewers about catcher Jonathan Lucroy, reports Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports. Detroit may not have the farm system depth to swing a trade for Lucroy, but you can't blame them for trying. James McCann and Jarrod Saltalamacchia have combined to..." July 28

  • Cubs, A's have discussed Reddick

    The Score "Having already improved their bullpen this week, adding Aroldis Chapman and Mike Montgomery in separate trades, the division-leading Chicago Cubs are now keen to upgrade their outfield, too, according to Jon Morosi of MLB.com. Specifically, the Cubs have had trade discussions with the Oakland..." July 28

  • Blue Jays to sign veteran catcher Erik Kratz to minor-league deal

    Sportsnet "The Toronto Blue Jays are adding some needed catching depth by agreeing to a minor-league deal with veteran Erik Kratz, an industry source told Sportsnet. Kratz, who played for the Blue Jays in 2014, is expected to join the triple-A Buffalo Bisons Thursday and provide protection at a position..." July 28

  • The Cardinals are looking for a top reliever

    Today's Knuckleball "The St. Louis Cardinals are a surprise new entry in the relief market. Even before former closer Trevor Rosenthal went on the disabled list, the Cardinals were looking around for back-end relief help. Seung-hwan Oh, aka The Final Boss, has done a terrific job. But Trevor Rosenthal’s slump and..." July 28

  • Marlins president: Gordon needs to ask forgiveness from clubhouse

    MLB.com "The Marlins are prepared to welcome Dee Gordon back to their roster on Thursday. Gordon's 80-game suspension is coming to an end, and the 2015 National League batting champion will be reinstated in time for Miami's series opener against the Cardinals. Gordon was suspended on April 28 for being..." July 28

  • Qualifying offer to jump to $16.7M for 2017

    ESPN "The qualifying offer for Major League Baseball free agents is expected to jump from $15.88 million last winter to $16.7 million this winter, sources tell ESPN's Buster Olney. If a player who is set to become a free agent played the entire season with one team, that team is able to extend a..." July 28

  • Rangers Acquire Lucas Harrell, Dario Alvarez

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Rangers have added some depth to their rotation and bullpen, announcing the acquisition of right-handed starter Lucas Harrell and left-hander reliever Dario Alvarez from the Braves in exchange for minor league second baseman Travis Demeritte. Texas has designated infielder Matt Duffy for..." July 28

  • Rays' Moore boosts value with another strong start

    Tampa Bay Times "The Rangers, Pirates, Dodgers and any of the other contenders looking to add an impact starter by Monday's deadline certainly will be thinking more about Rays LHP Matt Moore, who turned in another impressive outing in Wednesday's 3-1 win over Los Angeles. But Moore doesn't want to think about..." July 28

  • Phillies want top prospect for Hellickson

    The Score "The Philadelphia Phillies appear to be taking full advantage of this deadline season's weak pitching market. Philadelphia is reportedly demanding a top-five prospect for coveted starter Jeremy Hellickson, according to Jayson Stark of ESPN. If that price is not met, the Phillies are..." July 28

  • Indians among several teams inquiring about Pearce

    The Score "The Cleveland Indians sit 5 1/2 games ahead of the Detroit Tigers for the American League Central lead thanks to their formidable starting pitching, so the team has set their focus on adding a bat as the Aug. 1 non-waiver trade deadline approaches. Cleveland is among several teams inquiring..." July 28

  • Report: Nationals have inquired about Bautista

    The Score "The Washington Nationals' primary focus is on the bullpen heading into the non-waiver trade deadline, though general manager Mike Rizzo appears to be eyeing some outfield offense as well. Rizzo has reportedly inquired about Toronto Blue Jays outfielder Jose Bautista, sources told Barry Svrluga..." July 27

  • Nationals left to decide what to do with Papelbon now

    Masn "Jonathan Papelbon has blown more than a few saves in his career. Forty-nine of them, to be precise. So when it happens, he refuses to convey any sense of fear. “My confidence in this game has never fluctuated, and it never will,” the 35-year-old closer said tonight. “I think that’s something..." July 27

  • Prince Fielder to undergo fusion surgery on Friday for Rangers

    Number Fire "Texas Rangers designated hitter Prince Fielder (neck) will undergo fusion surgery on Friday. What It Means: This was expected, but is nonetheless a huge blow for the Rangers, and even more of a troubling setback for Fielder -- who posted a .348 wOBA in June -- himself. He already had..." July 27

  • Report: Trade talks intensifying for Brewers' Lucroy

    The Score "After holding onto Jonathan Lucroy all season, the rebuilding Milwaukee Brewers could finally be ready to part ways with their All-Star catcher. Trade talks involving Lucroy are reportedly intensifying as the offers are becoming more serious, according to Jerry Crasnick of ESPN. There are a..." July 27

  • What will the Nationals do after missing out on Aroldis Chapman?

    Fox Sports "So now what for the Nationals? Aroldis Chapman is a Cub. Jonathan Papelbon is unraveling. And the asks for the Yankees’ Andrew Miller and Royals’ Wade Davis rightfully will be higher than the Yankees’ ask was for Chapman — assuming the Yankees are willing to trade Miller at all. The..." July 27

  • White Sox make James Shields available for trade

    Larry Brown Sports "A matter of weeks after acquiring him, the Chicago White Sox are reportedly willing to move James Shields. Jon Morosi of Fox Sports reported Thursday that the starting pitcher is available, and that a recent string of good starts could boost his value significantly. Shields was acquired by..." July 27

  • Giants actively talking to Padres about Cashner

    The Score "The first-place San Francisco Giants may be the next team to benefit from the San Diego Padres' trade-deadline roster purge. San Francisco remains active in talks with San Diego about acquiring right-hander Andrew Cashner, according to sources of FOX Sports' Jon Morosi. Cashner is one of the..." July 27

  • Rays have arms, but likely will wait to deal them

    ESPN "In a bleak landscape for pitching, the Tampa Bay Rays are awash in talented young starters with affordable contracts and several years of club control. Survey the available options and Tampa is an oasis of promise in a desert of back-end, complementary types. But, as the Aug. 1 deadline nears..." July 27

  • Chapman claims controversial comments to Cubs' media were lost in translation

    CBS Sports "Tuesday afternoon, one day after being traded to the Cubs, Aroldis Chapman met with the Chicago media during an introductory press conference at Wrigley Field. It did not go well. Through a translator, Chapman said he had no recollection of a talk with president of baseball operations Theo..." July 27

  • Kershaw: 'There is a lot of gray area' in rehab process

    Los Angeles Times "Clayton Kershaw did not shed much light on his recovery from a herniated disk in his lower back Tuesday, offering few details about his setback after a July 16 simulated game or any timetable for his return. While the Dodgers ace said his goal is “to make it back to have an impact on this..." July 27

  • MLB warns Puig of fine if he wears Scully cleats again

    The Score "The fashion police have come to Dodger Stadium. Yasiel Puig received a letter from Major League Baseball warning him of a $5,000 fine should he wear his Vin Scully-tribute cleats during a game again, according to Bill Plunkett of the Orange County Register. The Cuban slugger wore the cleats,..." July 27

  • Reds “Picking Up The Pace” On Jay Bruce Trade Talks

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Reds have “picked up the pace” on trade talks surrounding slugging right fielder Jay Bruce and are talking to “at least” four teams, according to ESPN’s Jerry Crasnick (Twitter link). Cincinnati is seeking a top prospect in exchange for Bruce, who is in the midst of an outstanding rebound..." July 27

  • Mariners acquire reliever Drew Storen and cash from the Blue Jays in exchange for Joaquin Benoit

    Seattle Times "The Mariners and Blue Jays swapped struggling veteran relievers in the hopes that a new team and new location might find the success that has escaped each of them season. Following the Mariners’ 7-4 win in Pittsburgh, reliever Joaquin Benoit packed his things in the visitors clubhouse at PNC..." July 27

  • Padres Reportedly Making Progress On Andrew Cashner Trade

    MLB Trade Rumors "3:54pm: Morosi adds that the Padres are still discussing Cashner with multiple clubs, but there’s been enough progress in talks that he could be scratched from tonight’s start vs. the Blue Jays (Twitter link). 3:39pm: The Padres are making progress on a trade involving Andrew Cashner, reports..." July 26

  • Dee Gordon Set to Return from PED Suspension on Thursday

    Baseball Essential "After back-to-back huge seasons by second baseman Dee Gordon with the Los Angeles Dodgers and Miami Marlins, it had seemed like he was one of the many young stars in the game who forced fans to watch when he was at the plate. Gordon’s electric speed and hit tool left him receiving MVP votes at the..." July 26

  • Astros fan starts fundraiser to buy out Gomez

    Houston Chronicle "It's not often that you see fans passing the hat to raise money for billionaire sports owners. But the struggles of Astros outfielder Carlos Gomez have prompted one fan to do so, at least in cyberspace. After the Astros' 2-1 home loss to the Yankees on Monday night - which ended with Gomez..." July 26

  • Yankees will 'think hard' about Beltran offers, GM says

    The Score "One day after trading left-hander Aroldis Chapman to the Chicago Cubs for a package of players, the New York Yankees are still contemplating what to do with their other productive assets. Yankees general manager Brian Cashman was asked by MLB Network Radio on Tuesday if trading outfielder..." July 26

  • Hal Steinbrenner will not allow Yankees fire sale

    Sportsnaut "The New York Yankees have dealt Aroldis Chapman, but they aren’t throwing the 2016 season away. According to Joel Sherman of the New York Post, owner Hal Steinbrenner still wants this team to make a push for October. If you’re a Yankees fan, your only hope now is that Steinbrenner just doesn’t..." July 26

  • Hector Rondon 'good with' relinquishing 9th to new closer Aroldis Chapman

    ESPN "Former Chicago Cubs closer Hector Rondon is on board with his team acquiring lefty flamethrower Aroldis Chapman from the New York Yankees and is willing to pitch in the seventh or eighth inning or "whenever" manager Joe Maddon wants him. "I think it's good for our team," Rondon said before..." July 26

  • Madison Bumgarner Hires Legacy Agency

    MLB Trade Rumors "Star Giants southpaw Madison Bumgarner has changed agents, moving to the Legacy Agency, according to ESPN.com’s Buster Olney (via Twitter). This represents his second change of counsel in recent months. Bumgarner, who is still a few days shy of his 27th birthday, is in the midst of what might..." July 26

  • Dodgers would include Urias in potential Sale trade

    New York Post "The Dodgers skipped on Cole Hamels last year because they found the Phillies’ trade demands too high. So rather than having Hamels to pitch Division Series Game 3 against Matt Harvey, Los Angeles had Brett Anderson. And when Zack Greinke left via free agency, the Dodgers did not have an obvious..." July 26

  • Blue Jays GM: We're not done making moves

    The Score "As he fielded questions from reporters Tuesday afternoon about his club's acquisition of Melvin Upton Jr. from earlier in the day, Toronto Blue Jays general manager Ross Atkins made it clear that with the non-waiver trade deadline looming, there's still more work to be done. "We're not done in..." July 26

  • Sale says he cut up White Sox throwbacks for several reasons, but not looks

    MLB.com "Chris Sale doesn't want to be traded -- and doesn't believe he will be -- in the wake of Saturday night's pregame outburst that resulted in him being scratched from his start that evening and then suspended five games by the White Sox. "I want to win a championship in Chicago. That's been my..." July 26