• De La Rosa is blocked on waivers

    CBSSports.com "The starting pitching market, about as thin as could get as Monday's deadline for setting postseason rosters approaches, is a bit thinner with the revelation that Rockies lefthander Jorge De La Rosa has been claimed and blocked on waivers. It isn't known when De La Rosa was claimed, but sources..." August 29

  • Jesus Montero Attempts to Attack Scout with a Bat

    MiLB.com "Seattle's Jesus Montero was involved in an altercation during short-season Everett's game at Boise on Thursday. The first baseman exchanged words with a Mariners cross-checker and reportedly had to be physically restrained while attempting to enter the stands with a bat during the..." August 29

  • Tension Growing Between Astros' Manager Bo Porter, GM Jeff Luhnow

    Fox Sports "General manager Jeff Luhnow and manager Bo Porter are at odds, according to multiple major-league sources. Porter expressed his frustration with Luhnow to owner Jim Crane in a conversation earlier this month, sources said. Luhnow and Crane declined comment. Porter also declined comment,..." August 29

  • Could Nelson's one-year Orioles deal become long-term thing ?

    CBSSports.com "Slugger Nelson Cruz and the Orioles got together on a last-minute, one-year deal last spring, but the partnership has worked out so well that people close to the situation figure it could turn into a long-lasting relationship. While there's no definitive immediate word of any early negotiations..." August 29

  • Sandberg believes he has a handle on Phillies' clubhouse

    CSN Philly "Phillies manager Ryne Sandberg believes he has a good handle on his clubhouse despite the fact that four of his players, by word or action, have been critical or disrespectful of him over the last two weeks. “Yes, yeah,” Sandberg said when posed with that question on Wednesday..." August 29

  • Cards' Molina confident that he's 'ready to go'

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "When Class AA starter and third-round pick Mike Mayers returned to the mound with two outs in the sixth inning Wednesday night, he found catcher Yadier Molina waiting for him. The big-league vet, considered by many the finest at his position in the majors, was there to give Mayers a quick breather..." August 29

  • Royals claim Jayson Nix

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Royals have claimed infielder Jayson Nix off waivers from the Pirates, Andy McCullough of the Kansas City Star tweets. Nix was designated for assignment by Pittsburgh on Monday. Nix, 31, has bounced around a good deal this year, and will now join his fourth organization on the season." August 29

  • Cardinals' Justin Masterson considers abandoning windup

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "When Justin Masterson went to the bullpen at Pittsburgh’s PNC Park on Wednesday to ready for his next start, he and the Cardinals coaches believed a solution for his continued struggles would be found first by asking a question: How could he make everything simpler? The answer is creative,..." August 29

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    SportsCenter @SportsCenter

    HISTORY! Giants P Yusmeiro Petit sets new MLB single-season record by retiring 46 straight batters over his past 8 appearances (6 relief).

  • Petit's strong start for Giants leaves Lincecum in limbo

    San Francisco Chronicle "He didn't play in the game. And he didn't speak to reporters before or after the game, begging off beforehand and slipping out with earbuds securely in place shortly after the Giants secured their third straight win. But Tim Lincecum was still a dominant presence Thursday afternoon. That's..." August 29

  • Salvador Perez wears women’s perfume behind the plate

    Hardball Talk "Kansas City TV station KSHB in Kansas City interviewed Royals catcher Salvador Perez. It’s the standard stuff: he hopes the Royals will win the World Series this year. He used to play a different position before playing catcher. He is close friends with his teammates. He wears womens’ perfume..." August 29

  • Brewers' Ron Roenicke rips umpire

    ESPN.com "Milwaukee Brewers manager Ron Roenicke said he might as well have thrown in the towel in the second inning Wednesday of a 10-inning, 3-2 loss to the San Diego Padres. Thanks to plate umpire Mark Ripperger, who "we've had before, and he is terrible behind home plate," Roenicke's efforts were..." August 29

  • Cardinals ace Adam Wainwright dealing with a 'dead arm'

    CBSSports.com "The Pirates beat the Cardinals on Wednesday afternoon (PIT 3, STL 1), and in doing so they touched up St. Louis ace Adam Wainwright for three runs on eight hits and walk in six innings. They didn't knock him around but it wasn't the tall right-hander's best game either. Wainwright now has a..." August 28

  • Masahiro Tanaka takes big step toward September return

    USA Today "The New York Yankees are optimistic that ace Masahiro Tanaka can return to help them in the pennant race in September after watching his performance Thursday morning in his first big test. Tanaka used all of his pitches without any signs of discomfort in a 49-pitch simulated game. He has been..." August 28

  • Brady Aiken settlement negotiations ongoing, grievance not yet filed

    SB Nation "While it might have appeared that any Brady Aiken news would apply to his status for the 2015 draft, following the Astros unsuccessful attempt to sign the No. 1 overall pick, there appears to be a new wrinkle. MLB is in negotiations with the Aiken family regarding a settlement, as a means to head..." August 28

  • Phillies probably can't solve rotation issues by 2015

    CSN Philly "You've probably noticed that the Phillies' starting pitching hasn't been strong in 2014. With a 3.98 ERA, their starters rank fourth-worst in the National League and over the NL average of 3.79. Cole Hamels has been dominant, but that's it. Cliff Lee hasn't been healthy. A.J. Burnett has not..." August 28

  • Rusney Castillo gets work visa, warm Jay Z welcome

    ESPN Boston "Newly signed Boston Red Sox outfielder Rusney Castillo has successfully obtained his work visa from the U.S. government and is immediately eligible to play in games, according to Juan Perez, the president and CEO of Roc Nation Sports, which is representing the Cuban native. The 27-year-old..." August 28

  • Yankees’ plan: A’s and Rays roster tactics meets big spending

    New York Post "Whether it results in a 2014 playoff spot or not – and the odds remain long against the Yankees making it to October – the organization’s in-season additions provided a road map on how, I believe, they will construct their roster moving forward. I would think of this like “follow the leader.”..." August 28

  • Giants pitcher Yusmeiro Petit closing in on historic mark

    USA Today "Yusmeiro Petit hardly inspires thoughts of the near-perfection demonstrated by San Francisco Giants teammate Madison Bumgarner in his one-hit shutout Tuesday. The journeyman right-hander from Venezuela barely touches 90 mph with his fastball, and he hasn't won more than four games in any of his..." August 28

  • Manny Machado's right knee surgery was successful, Buck Showalter says

    Baltimore Sun "Manny Machado had the partially torn ligament in his right knee repaired successfully Wednesday morning, and the third baseman remains on the timeline to return to the club for spring training next season, according to Orioles manager Buck Showalter. The operation was performed at 6 a.m. in Los..." August 28

  • Morneau staying in Colorado after Rockies turn down Brewers' offer

    CBSSports.com "The first-place Milwaukee Brewers won the claim on Justin Morneau, the current NL batting average leader, but were unable to acquire him. The Brewers made an offer of unknown players to the Rockies for Morneau after getting the claim, but Colorado apparently didn't believe it was good value for..." August 28

  • Sandberg believes he has a handle on Phillies' clubhouse

    CSN Philly "Phillies manager Ryne Sandberg believes he has a good handle on his clubhouse despite the fact that four of his players, by word or action, have been critical or disrespectful of him over the last two weeks. “Yes, yeah,” Sandberg said when posed with that question on Wednesday..." August 28

  • David Wright wants to finish rough 2014 on high note

    New York Post "David Wright took batting practice on Wednesday and could return from neck spasms on Thursday. Regardless of when he comes back, he’s not interested in being shut down for the rest of the season. “My goal is to get healthy as can be as quickly as can be and try to finish strong,” Wright said..." August 28

  • Concussions will end season for Giants' Hector Sanchez

    San Francisco Chronicle "Hector Sanchez has more pressing issues than his season being all but over. "A couple days ago," Sanchez said, "I was at the market with my wife, and I started getting dizzy when getting in the car. That's not a good feeling." Sanchez was shut down after suffering his second concussion..." August 28

  • Colby Lewis could be no-brainer for 2015 rotation, but one issue stands in the way

    Dallas Morning News "The match would seem to be pretty perfect. The Rangers need starting pitchers for 2015. By trade, Colby Lewis just happens to be one of those. He also happens to want to return. And, on Wednesday, he authored his second complete game in a month in a 12-4 win over Seattle. There is one slight..." August 28

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    Jenifer Langosch @LangoschMLB

    Matheny did not rule out a Friday return for Yadier Molina, who will catch five innings for Double-A Springfield today. #stlcards

  • Marlins' Stanton should be lock for NL MVP this year

    Arizona Republic "The football season is here, but I'm not done with baseball yet. Talking heads and basement bloggers still are trying to sell the UFC and MLS as a much more noble pursuit than Major League Baseball. Still not buying it. And the NFL preseason rehash, prehash, post-hash feels more like an..." August 27

  • Dodgers, Angels among teams courting Colon

    CSN Bay Area "After clearing waivers Monday, Bartolo Colon is reportedly drawing interest from playoff-hopeful teams, according to Andy Martino of the New York Daily News. Both the Los Angeles Angels and Los Angeles Dodgers are two of the teams identified by Martino as teams to be most engaged with interest..." August 27

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    Jon Heyman @JonHeymanCBS

    yanks sign chris young to minor-league deal

  • EW: John Rocker to be on 29th season of Survivor

    SI.com "Former Atlanta Braves relief pitcher John Rocker will appear on the next season of the reality TV show "Survivor," according to an exclusive report from Entertainment Weekly. The new season is called "Survivor: San Juan del Sur — Blood vs. Water" and will pit pairs instead of single contestants..." August 27

  • Diamondbacks pitcher Corbin won't be ready for Opening Day

    Arizona Republic "Patrick Corbin will not be the Diamondbacks' Opening Day starter in 2015. In fact, Corbin, 25, may not even throw his first pitch next season until June, manager Kirk Gibson said Tuesday. Gibson said the Diamondbacks will be conservative in their treatment of Corbin, who had Tommy John..." August 27

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    Derrick Goold @dgoold

    Wainwright says he's been battling a dead arm, which he is reluctant to acknowledge. Usually means he feels it's about over. #Cardinals

  • Astros working on a resolution with Nix, not Aiken

    CBSSports.com "While the Astros could work something out with Jacob Nix, there is nothing at the moment going on with No. 1 overall pick Brady Aiken, and no new reason to believe there will be a deal with Aiken, according to people familiar with the situation. Several news outlets took what commissioner Bud..." August 27

  • Cubs will try not to put too much pressure on Jorge Soler

    Chicago Tribune "Rick Renteria has an immediate plan for Jorge Soler. But it does not include any animated message or inspirational pep talk when the talented Cuban slugger is expected to make his big league debut Wednesday night against the Reds. "We will probably welcome him, obviously," Renteria said...." August 27

  • On a glorious night for the Royals, Ned Yost manages to dump on the fans

    Kansas City Star "Back in the training room, Danny Duffy is fixated on the television as a ninth inning that feels more important than most begins. The Royals need two runs to win. They have scored two runs in their last 28 innings. The Twins have called on their All-Star closer, the one with a biting fastball and..." August 27

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    MLBRosterMoves @MLBRosterMoves

    The @Rockies place LHP Boone Logan and C Wilin Rosario on 15-day DL.

  • 2d
    Mark Sheldon @m_sheldon

    Votto has started doing some baseball type activity again. Taking some dry swings (not hitting a ball) and throwing #reds

  • Yadier Molina to begin rehab assignment Wednesday

    Hardball Talk "Yadier Molina took a round of batting practice on Tuesday night at Double-A Springfield and has been cleared to catch five or six innings there Wednesday in his first minor league rehab game. This according to Kary Booher of the Springfield News-Leader. “My thumb feels great,” Molina told..." August 27

  • How Clayton Kershaw compares to the greatest pitchers in history

    SB Nation "Unless you don't know what baseball is or what its stats mean, you're aware that Clayton Kershaw is having an incredible season. That shouldn't be news to baseball fans, either; should Kershaw maintain his league-leading ERA, it would be the fourth year in a row he's claimed that title, and unless..." August 27

  • With clean slate, Gordon Beckham leaves woes behind

    Chicago Tribune "When White Sox center fielder Adam Eaton returned from his rehab assignment with Triple-A Charlotte on Tuesday, the locker next to his in the clubhouse corner at U.S. Cellular Field was cleared of Gordon Beckham's belongings. The baggage, however, Beckham said via phone from Anaheim on Tuesday,..." August 27

  • Report: Reds to trade at least 1 pitcher this offseason

    Cincinnati Enquirer "Reds right-handed pitchers Mat Latos and Mike Leake were both placed on revocable waivers yesterday, according to a report via Twitter from FOXSports.com's Ken Rosenthal. A trade of either pitcher - for now - is unlikely, according to Rosenthal, but this offseason may be a different story." August 27

  • Does window sex equal winning for Blue Jays?

    Toronto Sun "There have been plenty of theories floated through the years about why the Blue Jays have not been in the post-season since 1993. We’ll give you another one — not enough sex. Hey, we don’t mean the players and, on that topic, we have no idea of how they’re doing. We mean the fans, the..." August 27

  • Tigers unlikely to land Astros closer Qualls

    MLB.com "The Tigers have long been interested in Astros closer Chad Qualls, even before he signed with Houston last winter. Their latest efforts to acquire him appear likely to meet the same fate as their previous ones. "As far as I know, from a Tigers baseball standpoint, there's nothing," manager Brad..." August 26

  • Stanton on the Marlins: “Five months doesn’t change five years”

    Yahoo! Sports "The Miami Marlins are somewhat relevant, and not in that empty "spoiler" way, code for "Who cares, we're done." Few believed the Marlins would be so, and probably more than a few rooted against it, given the way the owner conducts his business. But, well, here they are, at .500 in late August,..." August 26

  • Sanchez setback puts Tigers, Dombrowski in terrible spot

    CBSSports.com "Tuesday, it was revealed that injured Tigers starting pitcher Anibal Sanchez has suffered a setback and he believes that his 2014 season is in jeopardy. If he really can't come back in the regular season, there's a very good chance the Tigers will miss the postseason for the first time since..." August 26

  • Expect B.J. Upton trade talks to be revisited

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "The Braves’ B.J. Upton-Edwin Jackson talks from a month ago with the Cubs are still getting a lot of play nationally. When this happens, it’s usually because someone from one or both teams continues to leak info in order keep the story to alive for one or more reasons: To show the fan base they’re..." August 26

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    Carrie Muskat @CarrieMuskat

    #Cubs Starlin Castro returns tonight to line up

  • Mets have options in potential deal for Colon

    MLB.com "Bartolo Colon laughed when asked about the possibility that the Mets may trade him prior to Sunday's waiver Trade Deadline. A 17-year veteran of eight big league clubs, Colon pays so little heed to this sort of thing that he was unaware he even hit the waiver wire until a reporter brought reports..." August 26

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    MLB @MLB

    Major League Baseball denies Rays’ formal protest regarding Saturday’s game in Toronto.

  • A.J. Burnett: maybe I won’t retire after this season after all

    CSN Philly "A.J. Burnett sounds a little like that golfer everybody knows, the one who’s ready to give up the game and sell his clubs until one great round pulls him back in. After getting beaten by the Seattle Mariners last week, Burnett sounded like a man who was ready to walk away from at least $10..." August 26