• Brewers closer K-Rod blocked on waivers, so he'll stay in Milwaukee

    CBS Sports "One potential relief option has been eliminated for trades to contenders, as Brewers closer Francisco Rodriguez was claimed and pulled back on waivers last week. That means Rodriguez will be remaining with the Brewers through the end of the year. The deadline for postseason eligibility is..." August 30

  • Yankees to keep Mark Teixeira off field until fully healed

    New York Daily News "Mark Teixeira remained out of the lineup Saturday night, and until the first baseman’s bruised right leg gets significantly better, it’s doubtful he’ll be back on the field even as a pinch-hitter. “I don’t know if I’ll use him; I really don’t,” Joe Girardi said. “Seems like the running..." August 30

  • Josh Hamilton not yet ready to play for Texas Rangers

    Dallas Morning News "The Rangers are likely to activate Josh Hamilton from the disabled list Tuesday, the day when rosters can be expanded, but he’s not likely to be anything more than a pinch-hitting option at that point. Hamilton has been on the DL since August 16 due to right knee inflammation. The knee has..." August 30

  • Mariners will skip Felix Hernandez’s start on Monday

    Hardball Talk "The Mariners will skip ace Felix Hernandez‘s road start on Monday against the Astros, MLB.com’s Greg Garno reports. Manager Lloyd McClendon is trying to keep his ace fresh through the end of the season. McClendon said, “I did the same thing last year to freshen my pitchers up and Felix had the..." August 30

  • Mets Acquire Addison Reed From Diamondbacks

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Mets have acquired reliever Addison Reed from the Diamondbacks pending a physical, tweets Adam Rubin of ESPN New York. We learned earlier this afternoon that the Mets were in the hunt for relievers including Marc Rzepczynski of the Padres. Reed, 26, entered the 2015 season as the..." August 30

  • Fan tragically dies in fall from upper deck at Turner Field

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "A man who fell off the top deck at least 40 feet to the concrete on the first level below during the Braves’ game against the New York Yankees on Saturday night died, an Atlanta police spokesman said. Police did not identify the man, but said he was in his 60s and died upon arrival at Grady..." August 30

  • Report: The Padres pulled Craig Kimbrel back off waivers

    Hardball Talk "It was reported Friday that Padres closer Craig Kimbrel was claimed off revocable waivers by an unidentified team. All indications were that the Padres would keep him and it’s now official. Since the Padres pulled him back off waivers, this makes him ineligible to traded for the remainder of..." August 30

  • Mark Teixeira says he’s having “serious pain” when he tries to run

    MLB.com "A discouraged Mark Teixeira said on Friday that the deep bone bruise in his right leg is not improving, but the Yankees first baseman has been assured that there is no fracture in the leg, only a significant amount of inflammation that will require more rest. Teixeira sustained the injury..." August 29

  • Terry Francona says he won’t use out clause if Mariners call

    Seattle Times "Indians manager Terry Francona said he won’t use an out clause in his contract if Cleveland president Mark Shapiro takes a job elsewhere. Shapiro reportedly is a candidate to succeed Toronto Blue Jays president Paul Beeston, who plans to retire after this season. Shapiro has declined to comment..." August 29

  • Vin Scully to Return for 67th Season With the Dodgers

    The Hollywood Reporter "Vin Scully is returning to his post in the Los Angeles Dodgers' announcer booth for his 67th season, the team announced Friday. "It'll be a very pleasant 2016. Vin Scully to return for his 67th season," the baseball team tweeted. The announcer also told fans and audiences the news at the..." August 29

  • Yasiel Puig placed on DL, Dodgers recall Jose Peraza from Triple-A

    True Blue L.A. "The Dodgers on Friday placed outfielder Yasiel Puig on the 15-day disabled list with a right hamstring strain, suffered on Thursday afternoon against the Reds in Cincinnati. Jose Peraza was recalled from Triple-A Oklahoma City. Puig pulled up lame after beating out an infield single in the..." August 29

  • Sarah Palin rips ESPN for Curt Schilling suspension: 'Stick to sports'

    Newark Star-Ledger "Ex-Phillies pitcher and current ESPN analyst Curt Schilling finally has a supporter in his corner for the Nazis/Muslims tweet that got him taken off the network's Little League coverage: Sarah Palin. The politician/analyst/author/Tea Party supporter tore into the network she once wished she..." August 29

  • Unknown Team Claims Kimbrel On Revocable Waivers; Trade Unlikely

    MLB Trade Rumors "Padres closer Craig Kimbrel has been claimed on revocable waivers by an unknown club, reports Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports. However, a club official tells Rosenthal that the Padres have no intention of trading Kimbrel. Kimbrel is earning $9MM in 2015 as part of a four-year, $42MM contract..." August 29

  • Give a fake contract to Justin Verlander to show how much you trust him

    SB Nation "In 2012, when Justin Verlander was no-hitting the Pirates through six innings, I started working on a short feature about the pitchers in baseball history who have thrown three no-hitters. About halfway through, the Pirates got a hit, which meant it was time to stop writing and take a breath. I..." August 29

  • Mariners fire general manager Jack Zduriencik

    Seattle Times "With the Mariners headed for yet another losing season – the fifth during his tenure – general manager Jack Zduriencik was relieved of his duties on Friday morning." August 28

  • Yanks' Teixeira out again with lingering leg injury

    ESPN New York "New York Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira, the most productive hitter in their struggling lineup, will miss at least one more game, and possibly more, with a lingering bone bruise on his right shin. "It's not as good as I would have hoped," Teixeira said before Friday night's game against..." August 28

  • Matt Harvey won't complain if Mets skip him again

    New York Daily News "Matt Harvey is not fighting it. The Mets righthander who is coming off a season missed due to Tommy John surgery, had to skip a start last week, and he knows there might still be limits ahead in September — including, possibly, skipping another start. But the 26-year-old with a reputation for..." August 28

  • Cardinals hire former reliever Randy Flores as new scouting director

    Hardball Talk "Two months ago, in the wake of the Astros database hacking scandal, the Cardinals fired scouting director Chris Correa. Today they named a replacement, with Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post Dispatch reporting that the Cardinals have hired longtime big league reliever Randy Flores to take over..." August 28

  • Mets Unlikely To Add Reliever Via Trade

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Mets have struggled for much of the season when it comes to left-handed relief, but Anthony DiComo of MLB.com tweets that a source says the team is “unlikely” to trade for another reliever. Mike Puma of the New York Post, too, tweets that the Mets don’t expect to add a reliever from outside..." August 28

  • Cubs Acquire Fernando Rodney

    Bleed Cubbie Blue "Wrigley Field appears to be the rest home for older closers who are having trouble getting people out, as they have now acquired former Mariner Fernando Rodney. Here's the latest: Theo & Co. seem to be trying to complete a set of Joe Maddon closers, as Rafael Soriano closed for Maddon's Rays..." August 28

  • Alex Rodriguez to hand over medical records to attorneys in lawsuit

    New York Daily News "A Florida judge ordered Alex Rodriguez’s private eye firm to turn over medical records and other documents to attorneys representing former University of Miami pitching coach Lazaro Collazo. At a hearing in Miami-Dade Circuit Court on Thursday, Judge Barbara Areces rejected Guidepost Solutions’..." August 28

  • Span likely out for season after latest injury

    CSN Mid-Atlantic "Denard Span's return from the disabled list earlier this week was as big an emotional boost as the Nationals had experienced in quite some time. Which only made the center fielder's return to the DL late Thursday night an even tougher punch to the gut. Span is out again, this time with..." August 28

  • Can Masahiro Tanaka be the ace the Yankees paid him to be?

    New York Post "The Yankees have blown sizeable leads in the AL East before and survived. Just three years ago, they went 10 games ahead of the Orioles by the middle of July, but saw that margin evaporate by early September. But one of the differences between the team that ultimately held on for the..." August 28

  • MLB prevails over Barry Bonds in collusion case over his career ending

    CBS Sports "Baseball superstar Barry Bonds has lost his collusion case against Major League Baseball. Baseball arbitrator Frederic Horowitz has ruled in favor of MLB in the case in which Bonds claimed he couldn't get a playing job following the 2007 season due to a concerted effort by MLB to keep him out..." August 27

  • Reds' GM frustrated, but says Price's job is safe

    Cincinnati Enquirer "Reds owner Bob Castellini is frustrated. "Absolutely," he said. "What did we lose nine in a row? That's about as bad as it gets. I can't think of any worse time in the 10 years we've owned the club." But Castellini said the struggles — the Reds had lost 11 of 12 going into Thursday — will..." August 27

  • Adam Jones exits game after crashing into CF wall

    MLB.com "Adam Jones exited Thursday's Orioles game in the top of the third inning after running into the center-field wall at Kauffman Stadium. Jones was trying to make a play for Ben Zobrist's first-inning double and went down hard, taking several moments to get back up. Head athletic trainer Richie..." August 27

  • If Cal Ripken wants to manage, it could get awkward for Orioles

    Baseball Essential "In an interview with ESPN 980 last week, Cal Ripken Jr. made it fairly clear that he is more than interested in the possibility of returning to a Major League dugout. The 55 year-old was strongly considered for the Washington Nationals’ job back in 2013 before he and Mike Rizzo decided it wasn’t..." August 27

  • Time running out for Red Sox to deal De Aza

    CSN New England "Time is ticking for Alejandro De Aza. About a week ago, it seemed De Aza would be going from the Red Sox to the Los Angeles Dodgers in an August waiver deal. But reportedly, the asking price on De Aza was too high and a deal couldn't get done. De Aza has cleared waivers and could be dealt to..." August 27

  • Marlins trade rumors: Club 'leans strongly against' trading Christian Yelich

    Fish Stripes "Christian Yelich is not expected to be moved by the Miami Marlins. Yelich has struggled throughout the course of 2015, but according to Barry Jackson of The Miami Herald, the Marlins are "leaning strongly against" moving their starting left fielder. ChristianYelich has been a disappointment;..." August 27

  • 2d
    Bryan Hoch @BryanHoch

    Yanks GM Brian Cashman said the team will call up Rob Refsnyder when rosters expand, but there are no plans to call up Aaron Judge.

  • 2d
    Jon Morosi @jonmorosi

    Heard today that #Marlins are hopeful Jose Fernandez will rejoin their #MLB rotation by mid-September. @FOXSports

  • MLB “actively studying” fan safety; Phillies plan to expand netting at Citizens Bank Park

    Hardball Talk "Over the past year-plus, multiple high-profile players and agents have come out in favor of expanding the use of protective netting at Major League Baseball stadiums. Currently nets only cover the sections surrounding home plate, and there’s a push to have it extend farther up both foul..." August 27

  • A-Rod's former brother-in-law is suing him for $100M

    New York Daily News "The photograph shows four well-dressed men around the table at Piccolo’s steakhouse in Omaha in 2006, root beer floats with straws on each placemat. Next to the reigning American League MVP, Alex Rodriguez, is the investor Warren Buffett. They are joined by Rodriguez’s then brother-in-law,..." August 27

  • Blue Jays’ Jose Bautista ends Sportsnet boycott

    Toronto Star "The same day his months-long standoff with Sportsnet was made public, Jose Bautista said he will no longer boycott the Blue Jays’ official broadcaster. “The issue’s resolved and we’re moving on,” Bautista told The Star’s Richard Griffin before Wednesday’s game against the Texas Rangers. The..." August 27

  • Michael Lorenzen will return to Reds this season

    Cincinnati Enquirer "Right-hander Michael Lorenzen, who allowed just one hit in eight scoreless innings for Louisville on Wednesday, will return to the Reds "no later than September," Reds manager Bryan Price said before Thursday's game with the Dodgers. Lorenzen pitched on Wednesday, the same day David Holmberg..." August 27

  • Chris Perez retires from baseball

    MLB Daily Dish "Just three years removed from his second consecutive All-Star appearance, former Indians' closer Chris Perez has retired from baseball, according to the International League transactions page. Perez was most recently pitching with the Orioles' Triple-A affiliate in Norfolk. Perez saved 124..." August 26

  • 3d
    Greg Johns @GregJohnsMLB

    McClendon says Tom WIlhelmsen remains his closer for now, "as we speak." Wilhelmsen has pitched well in first 2 save opps.

  • ESPN pulls Curt Schilling off air after anti-Muslim tweet

    Chicago Sun-Times "Curt Schilling’s apology for an offensive tweet and post on Facebook comparing Muslims to Nazis wasn’t enough to keep him on the air. ESPN has issued a statement saying he has been suspended from on-air duties at the Little League World Series. “Curt’s tweet was completely unacceptable, and..." August 26

  • Giancarlo Stanton and his dingers will return soon

    SB Nation "We've all missed Giancarlo Stanton and his majestic dingers these past couple of months. Whether you simply appreciate how far he can hit a baseball or you've found your fantasy season slowed by yet another Stanton injury or you are somehow both the general manager and the manager of the Marlins..." August 26

  • Nationals' Reed Johnson sneezes, strains oblique muscle

    The Score "A frustrating year for Reed Johnson just got unimaginably worse. The Washington Nationals outfielder hasn't played since April 28 due to a torn tendon in his left calf. He was sent to Single-A Potomac for a rehab assignment Aug. 13 and things were looking promising as he went for 5-for-16 in..." August 26

  • Yankees need to start worrying about Jacoby Ellsbury, too

    New York Post "Jacoby Ellsbury’s injury woes continued Wednesday, when he sat out the Yankees’ homestand-closing matinee against the Astros due to a sore right hip. Ellsbury experienced swelling in his hip after he dove for Colby Rasmus’ liner in the first inning of Tuesday’s 15-1 loss. The misplay turned..." August 26

  • Rick Porcello is back in the Red Sox’s rotation after missing a month

    Hardball Talk "After missing the past month with a triceps injury Red Sox right-hander Rick Porcello is off the disabled list and will start tonight against the White Sox. Porcello has had a miserable first season in Boston, going 5-11 with a 5.81 ERA in 20 starts after coming over in an offseason trade from..." August 26

  • Dealing Quintana could make sense for White Sox

    Chicago Sun-Times "Jose Quintana has been a consistently good starting pitcher for the White Sox, so good, in fact, that they might consider TRADING him in the offseason. Why? Because he has value, and the White Sox’ shortage of position player depth might prompt general manager Rick Hahn to deal from a strength..." August 26

  • Benches clear as Astros' Carlos Gomez tells Joe Girardi, Yankees to 'shut up'

    ESPN New York "During the Houston Astros' 15-1 win over the New York Yankees on Tuesday, Carlos Gomez told Joe Girardi and the Yankees' dugout to "shut up," causing the benches to clear in the sixth inning. Gomez's three-run home run later in the game probably didn't help matters, either. With Houston..." August 26

  • 4d
    Jon Morosi @jonmorosi

    Heard today that #Marlins are hopeful Jose Fernandez will rejoin their #MLB rotation by mid-September. @FOXSports

  • Jose Bautista is boycotting SportsNet because they won’t pay for Devon Travis’ suit

    Toronto Star "While Sportsnet has enjoyed record-breaking ratings this month as the Blue Jays ramp up their first pennant race in more than 20 years, the team’s official broadcaster is also stuck in a protracted conflict with its highest-profile player. Jose Bautista has refused to do one-on-one interviews..." August 26

  • A.J. Burnett feeling good again

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "A.J. Burnett began to answer, then paused. “Knock on wood — let me find some wood,” Burnett said, turning to his locker in the Marlins Park clubhouse and knocking, “but yeah. It's the best it’s felt in a long, long time.” Burnett was referring to his right elbow, which he said had no pain..." August 26

  • 4d
    Brian McTaggart ⚾️ @brianmctaggart

    Hinch said Springer will travel to Minnesota with club and take BP on Friday there. Appears he could begin rehab during weekend.

  • Dodgers manager Don Mattingly says Julio Urias won’t be called up in early September

    Hardball Talk "There has been external discussion about the Dodgers calling up 19-year-old left-hander Julio Urias when rosters expand on September 1 to serve as a shutdown reliever for the final month of the 2015 regular season. But manager Don Mattingly is taking some of the gas off that particular pedal..." August 26

  • Marlins' Suzuki makes 10,000th plate appearance, becomes 2nd fastest in MLB

    Fox Sports Florida "Miami Marlins outfielder Ichiro Suzuki became the second-fastest major leaguer to reach 10,000 plate appearances on Tuesday night. Suzuki accomplished the feat in the first inning batting second against Pittsburgh Pirates right-hander Charlie Morton. He lined out to right on a 2-1 pitch -- a 93..." August 26

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