• Teams calling about Bautista, but Jays have others on the block

    CBS Sports "We're now into the second half of the season, and it's become clear the Toronto Blue Jays are not going to make the kind of run required to get back into the postseason race. The Blue Jays are 44-51 and 5 1/2 games back of the second wild card spot with seven teams ahead of them. They have been a..." July 21

  • Cleveland Indians looking at reacquiring Asdrubal Cabrera

    WKYC "As the July 31 trade deadline approaches, the Indians may be looking to add a familiar face to their roster. ESPN's Jerry Crasnick reports the Tribe is interested in acquiring New York Mets infielder Asdrubal Cabrera, who previously played in Cleveland for eight seasons. Crasnick said the..." July 21

  • Athletics approached Semien about contract extension

    CBS Sports "The Athletics approached Semien with discussions of a contract extension during the offseason, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports. Among Oakland's ongoing sale, Semien's name has not been included strongly in rumors. They apparently want to build around him as part of their..." July 21

  • Farrell: Every effort is being made to make trades

    ESPN "By the time the Boston Red Sox are ready to jet home from Seattle on Wednesday night, the trade winds might be blowing hard enough in their direction to shave a few precious hours off their flight time. Or maybe they will have made a deal already? "I don't know. I can't answer that right..." July 21

  • Cardinals' Carpenter: Rosenthal's fielding lapse 'just can't happen'

    MLB.com "A staple of pitchers' fielding practice during the early weeks of Spring Training now haunts the Cardinals in July after an opportunity to push their series finale against the Mets into extra innings Thursday was abruptly thwarted by yet another lapse in fundamentals. A day after..." July 21

  • Mariners, Cardinals team up for rare prospect-for-prospect trade

    CBS Sports "Friday afternoon the Seattle Mariners and St. Louis Cardinals got together for the rarest trade of them all: a prospect-for-prospect swap. The Mariners have sent Triple-A outfielder Tyler O'Neill to the Cardinals for Triple-A left-hander Marco Gonzales, both teams have announced. It's a..." July 21

  • Cubs reach out to Rangers about Yu Darvish

    Sporting News "The most valuable rental player on the MLB trade market will be Yu Darvish if he becomes available. Period. There may be no more valuable player at all, rental or controllable, than Darvish if the Rangers decide to sell. And, according to Yahoo Sports, the Rangers are gauging interest from..." July 21

  • Garcia deal to Twins not finished

    TSN "On Thursday night, it appeared the Minnesota Twins were putting on the finishing touches to a trade that would land them starting left-hander Jaime Garcia from the Atlanta Braves, but MLB.com's Mark Feinsand says the deal has not yet come to fruition. Not only the deal not done, but the Braves..." July 21

  • The Rangers are shopping Yu Darvish

    Hardball Talk "Jeff Passan of Yahoo reports that the Rangers “have started reaching out to teams potentially interested in acquiring” Yu Darvish. Texas is only 4.5 games out of the second Wild Card slot, but there are five teams ahead of them and they’ve really never had any traction this year. Such is not..." July 21

  • Giants expected to sign Pablo Sandoval with Royals interested

    Fanrag Sports "Although it is expected that the San Francisco Giants will be bringing back free-agent third baseman Pablo Sandoval on Friday afternoon, the three-time World Series Champion is also receiving some other interest from around the league. A source close to the station has highlighted the Kansas City..." July 21

  • Astros reportedly viewed as ‘most motivated suitor’ for Zach Britton

    Yardbarker "It sounds like the Houston Astros could be preparing to make a very big splash ahead of MLB’s trade deadline. According to ESPN’s Buster Olney, rival evaluators reportedly see the Astros as the team most motivated to acquire closer Zach Britton from the Baltimore Orioles. Any Britton trade..." July 21

  • Brewers' front office still actively monitoring trade market

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "While some fans are already jumping off the bandwagon in the wake of the Milwaukee Brewers' five-game losing streak, the front office is still looking at ways to improve the team. "We believe in these guys and we’re still in first place," said vice president and assistant general manager Matt..." July 21

  • Dodgers reportedly ‘in the mix’ for top left-handed relievers

    Larry Brown Sports "The Los Angeles Dodgers are reportedly quite interested in grabbing a top left-handed reliever to pair with Kenley Jansen at the back of their bullpen. Andy McCullough of the Los Angeles Times reported Thursday that the Dodgers are “in the mix” for Baltimore Orioles reliever Zach Britton and..." July 21

  • Bryce Harper, wife launch Instagram food account

    Yardbarker "Bryce Harper and wife Kayla are stepping into a new area. Harper’s wife announced in an Instagram story Thursday that the two are launching a food account on the social media service after receiving multiple requests to do so. Their food account is called “HarpEats.” Their first post is sure..." July 21

  • Pence, Posey weigh in: Would Giants welcome back Pablo Sandoval?

    San Jose Mercury News "The day could come this season when Pablo Sandoval walks into the Giants clubhouse and sets down his equipment bag. Lord knows he has more baggage than his bats and workout clothes. How would Sandoval be received by his former teammates? With open arms? With guarded greetings? With bygones..." July 21

  • The Reds are on pace to break their own record for home runs allowed

    Hardball Talk "The Reds got shelled by the Diamondbacks on Thursday afternoon, dropping the game 12-2. The pitching staff gave up four home runs, including two to Jake Lamb. Gregor Blanco and Ketel Marte also went yard. That brings the Reds’ total on the season up to 166 through 95 games. That prorates to 283..." July 21

  • Mets' Tebow thriving after promotion: 'I'm more comfortable'

    USA Today "Tim Tebow has been playing with the St. Lucie Mets for less than a month — a very small sample size to analyze a baseball player — but the early returns are impressive. After hitting .220/.311/.336 in 64 games at low-A Columbia, the 29-year-old former Heisman Trophy winner is batting..." July 21

  • Jaime Garcia Reportedly Traded by Braves to Twins

    Bleacher Report "The Minnesota Twins acquired starting pitcher Jaime Garcia from the Atlanta Braves, MLB.com's Rhett Bollinger reported Thursday. FanRag Sports' Jon Heyman confirmed Garcia is on the move. According to Bollinger, Atlanta will receive a minor league player in a one-for-one swap. Garcia has..." July 21

  • Athletics have named asking price from Yankees for Gray

    Scout "Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports reported Thursday the A's and Yankees are still in the process of negotiating a possible trade that would see Oakland's top pitcher, Sonny Gray, moved to the Bronx. Gray has been also linked to trade rumors to the Houston Astros, Milwaukee Brewers and the Chicago..." July 21

  • Dodgers designate Romo for assignment

    CSN Bay Area "The Dodgers made a move on Thursday that will certainly interest Giants fans. Los Angeles designated Sergio Romo for assignment. Over 30 appearances this season, Romo is 1-1 with a 6.12 ERA. He hasn't taken the mound since July 8. Against the Giants this year: - April 24: Allowed..." July 21

  • Rays among teams showing interest in Marlins' Ramos

    Scout "The Tampa Bay Rays know they are inching closer toward the American League East's top spot, currently occupied by the Boston Red Sox. With the homestretch in front of the them, the Rays have been linked to interest in Marlins' reliever A.J. Ramos, according to Jon Heyman of FanRag..." July 21

  • Yankees Still Considering First Base Addition

    MLB Trade Rumors "Despite bolstering their corner infield mix with the recent addition of Todd Frazier, the Yankees remain open to considering upgrades at first base, according to MLB.com’s Mark Feinsand (via Twitter). Currently, the club is utilizing Chase Headley and new acquisition Garrett Cooper at first,..." July 21

  • Survey says: Yankees still the most hated in baseball

    Hardball Talk "FiveThirtyEight commissioned a survey through SurveyMonkey, polling 989 self-described baseball fans about their baseball fandom. They were asked which teams were their favorites both overall and by census region, which teams they found favorable among 10 randomly assigned teams, and which teams..." July 20

  • Army Veteran told to lower American flag while tailgating by Braves parking attendant

    Sportsnaut "Prior to Monday’s game, Adam Mourdock, an Army Veteran and Atlanta Braves season ticket holder, went to fly his American flag while tailgating as he normally does. But Mourdock’s routine was broken by a parking attendant (who later identified herself as the supervisor) who told him that raising..." July 20

  • Brewers reportedly monitoring Tigers' Verlander

    CBS Sports "The Brewers have seen their lead in the NL Central whittled down since the break, and that has increased the pressure on the Milwaukee front office to fortify the roster leading up to the July 31 non-waiver trade deadline. Even with Chase Anderson slowly working his way back from injury, the..." July 20

  • Jay Bruce: Mets 'would be crazy not to' trade me to improve organization

    New York Daily News "The first time it happened, it changed everything. Jay Bruce grew up in the Reds organization, signing his first contract with them in Cincinnati when he still had braces. Last year, when the Reds started their rebuild and traded him to the Mets, Bruce came to terms with his role in the business..." July 20

  • Qualifying offer to be in the $18 million range

    Hardball Talk "According to ESPN’s Buster Olney, teams have been told that the qualifying offer to free agents this offseason will be in the $18 million range, likely $18.1 million. The value is derived by taking the average of the top 125 player salaries. At $18.1 million, that would be $900,000 more than..." July 20

  • Blue Jays have tried to acquire Rangers’ Odor before

    Sportsnet "The Toronto Blue Jays have tried to acquire Rougned Odor at some points in the past, according to Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports. It’s unclear whether the team pursued the Texas Rangers second baseman before or after his famous punch. Odor was the key figure in the infamous May 2016 brawl with the..." July 20

  • Zack Cozart 'highly unlikely' to sign extension with Reds

    12 Up "Zack Cozart may very well have to pack up his donkey and head out on the open road at the end of 2017, if not sooner. Cozart, who was nearly traded to Seattle last summer, is enjoying a huge breakout season slashing .321/.400/.566. His stat line for the last seven days alone shows a .389..." July 20

  • Yankees GM Cashman responds to Dellin Betances trade talk

    Newark Star-Ledger "Fresh off their seven-player swap Tuesday night with the Chicago White Sox, the Yankees are plotting their next move as the non-waiver trade deadline approaches on Monday, July 31. With injuries to CC Sabathia and Michael Pineda, the starting rotation could use an upgrade. After picking up a..." July 20

  • Astros in talks with A's on Sonny Gray; Verlander a fallback option

    CBS Sports "The Astros are running away with the AL West, but they're still looking to fortify their roster leading up to the non-waiver trade deadline in the hopes of a deep playoff run. Specifically, the Astros want to add some rotation help before July 31. We've known for time that Houston had eyes for..." July 20

  • Addison Reed is the Mets’ most valuable trade chip

    Newsday "As expected, Addison Reed has emerged as the Mets’ most valuable chip leading up to the July 31 nonwaiver trade deadline. According to a source, half a dozen teams have already inquired about the reliever, with the NL Central-leading Brewers among those in the mix. But to move the rest of their..." July 20

  • Steven Souza Jr. blames state of Athletics' field for hip injury

    ESPN "Tampa Bay Rays right fielder Steven Souza Jr. is blaming the field conditions at the Oakland Athletics' O.co Coliseum for a left hip injury that knocked him out of Wednesday's game. "I went to slide, and it was extremely muddy around second base," Souza said after the Rays' 7-2 loss. "My leg..." July 20

  • Mariners acquire David Phelps from Marlins for prospects

    Fanrag Sports "The Seattle Mariners have since agreed to acquire right-hander David Phelps from the Miami Marlins, FanRag Sports has learned. In exchange for Phelps, the Marlins will be getting three pitching prospects plus a center fielder. The 48-48 Seattle Mariners and general manager Jerry Dipoto are..." July 20

  • If the Red Sox Win the World Series, Does Pablo Sandoval Get a Ring?

    The Big Lead "Pablo Sandoval may rejoin the San Francisco Giants. Sandoval spent the first 7 seasons of his career in San Francisco, making 2 All-Star teams and winning 3 World Series and a World Series MVP. Then he signed one of the most incredible contracts in sports history with the Boston Red..." July 20

  • Giancarlo Stanton sounds like he’s had it with the Marlins

    New York Post "Let the MLB trade games begin. Giancarlo Stanton appeared to set the Marlins rumor mill in motion Wednesday afternoon when he ripped his team’s lackluster performance after a 10-3 loss to the Phillies in front of their home crowd. The thrashing at the hands of the last-place Phillies cost the..." July 20

  • Kris Bryant confused by Cubs' on-base dance ritual

    ESPN "Two years ago, as the Chicago Cubs were beginning to build their winning chemistry under new manager Joe Maddon, a backup infielder found a unique way to add to the emerging vibe. Jonathan Herrera made it a tradition for a hitter to rub his helmet demonstratively after he reached base -- in..." July 20

  • Red Sox continuing to explore trade options at third, bullpen

    Boston Globe "Short of landing Kansas City’s Mike Moustakas, who would be an exciting third-base acquisition for the Red Sox now that Todd Frazier is gone to the Yankees? That’s the Red Sox’ dilemma. Some say the Red Sox should allow prospect Rafael Devers to develop at Pawtucket and if they are still..." July 20

  • Corey Seager has more homers than any other shortstop in Los Angeles Dodgers history

    Hardball Talk "Corey Sager homered in the Dodgers’ win over the White Sox last night. It was his 45th career homer, 44 of which have come while playing shortstop. While that’s great given that the guy has only played in 270 games, it’s not a lot of homers in an absolute sense. Thousands of players have more..." July 20

  • Curtis Granderson’s ‘made peace’ with potential retirement

    New York Post "Curtis Granderson’s time with the Mets likely will end soon, whether he’s traded, or finishes out the final days of his four-year contract. Granderson has no idea where he will be eight months from now, but the impending free agent is mentally prepared for whatever comes next. He is even..." July 20

  • Tim Tebow relishing every little step toward MLB dream with Mets

    Sporting News "Tim Tebow is one of few professional athletes who can say he hit a walk-off home run and threw a walk-off touchdown pass. Tebow's finest professional moment came with the NFL's Broncos, on a touchdown pass in overtime of the 2011 AFC wild-card game against the Steelers. The latest viral feat..." July 20

  • Steven Souza Jr. blames Athletics' field state for hip injury

    ESPN "Tampa Bay Rays right fielder Steven Souza Jr. is blaming the field conditions at the Oakland Athletics' O.co Coliseum for a left hip injury that knocked him out of Wednesday's game. "I went to slide, and it was extremely muddy around second base," Souza said after the Rays' 7-2 loss. "My leg..." July 20

  • Source: Pablo Sandoval returning to Giants

    MLB.com "Pablo Sandoval is coming back to San Francisco. A source told MLB.com's Jesse Sanchez on Wednesday that Sandoval, recently released by the Red Sox, will sign a Minor League contract with the Giants. The deal is pending a physical, and Sandoval is expected to be in San Francisco on Friday. The..." July 20

  • Chris Carter reaches agreement to sign with Athletics

    Fanrag Sports "Barely a week after the New York Yankees made the decision to release Chris Carter, the veteran slugger found a new home. The Oakland Athletics and Carter agreed on terms Wednesday night, sources tell FanRag Sports. This will be the 30-year-old power bat’s fourth team in three years but bring..." July 20

  • Asdrubal Cabrera willing to play third base for Mets, sources say

    Newsday "Mets infielder Asdrubal Cabrera asked for a trade because he did not want to change positions. But a month later, the veteran infielder has signaled a willingness to move around the diamond once more, a concession that could ultimately help the Mets find a suitor for his services. The..." July 20

  • After Frazier miss, Red Sox have other third base options

    CBS Sports "The Red Sox of course wanted to swing a trade for third baseman Todd Frazier, but they wound up getting out-flanked by the rival Yankees. As such, Boston's issues at the hot corner remain an ongoing concern and their most glaring roster weakness as they attempt to repeat as NL East champs. We've..." July 20

  • Red Sox eyeing Eduardo Nuñez

    Larry Brown Sports "The Boston Red Sox continue to explore all the options they have to fill their soul-sucking black hole at third base. Bob Nightengale of USA TODAY Sports reports on Wednesday that the Red Sox are eyeing former All-Star third baseman Eduardo Nuñez, who has been made available by the San..." July 19

  • Red Sox release Pablo Sandoval five days after DFAing him

    CSN Bay Area "After designating Pablo Sandoval for assignment on Friday, the Red Sox had 10 days to trade him or release him. They only needed five days. Boston released Sandoval on Wednesday afternoon, officially bringing his tenure with the Red Sox to an end." July 19

  • Yankees GM Cashman indicates they are not done making deals

    CBS Sports "Already the Yankees have swung a major trade with the White Sox that landed third baseman/first baseman/slugger Todd Frazier and right-handed relievers David Robertson and Tommy Kahnle in the Bronx. That's a full deadline's work for most teams, but to hear GM Brian Cashman not quite tell it but..." July 19

  • Bartolo Colon Has Considered Retirement

    MLB Trade Rumors "Veteran right-hander Bartolo Colon tells ESPN’s Marly Rivera that he’s considered retirement recently. The 44-year-old signed a minor league pact with the Twins and made his debut in Minneapolis last night, surrendering four runs in four innings vs. the Yankees. Colon hasn’t made up his mind yet,..." July 19