• Jose Fernandez cleared to begin throwing program on Oct. 1

    CBSSports.com "Marlins ace Jose Fernandez has been cleared to begin a throwing program on Oct. 1 as he rehabs from Tommy John surgery, according to the Associated Press. He met with Dr. Neal ElAttrache, who performed his elbow reconstruction, on Thursday. "A lot of good news came out of that in going up there..." September 20

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    Bill Shaikin @BillShaikin

    Scioscia says #Angels might use 3 starters in ALDS even if Shoemaker is healthy. That would mean Weaver on short rest. Just an idea now.

  • Mets miss playoffs for eighth straight year

    New York Post "Eight is enough! The Mets can make that next year’s cheesy T-shirt slogan, after their playoff drought was officially extended to eight seasons Friday. Zack Wheeler’s six shutout innings led a 5-0 victory over the Braves at Turner Field, but the Pirates delivered the Mets a wild-card..." September 20

  • White Sox expected to retire Paul Konerko’s No. 14

    Chicago Sun-Times "Paul Konerko said he’d play in the last homestand of his career if it meant “taking the three ugliest swings and striking out.’’ Thankfully for the retiring White Sox captain, it shouldn’t be that ugly. Two and a half weeks after breaking a small bone in his left hand, Konerko returned to the..." September 20

  • Willie McCovey hospitalized with complications from infection

    CBSSports.com "Hall of Famer and 1969 NL MVP Willie McCovey had to be hospitalized last week, the Giants announced on Friday. Here are the details from the team: Giants Hall of Famer Willie McCovey was hospitalized last week for complications stemming from an infection. He is being treated at a local..." September 20

  • Shawn Kelley ‘disrespected’ by Jose Bautista home run celebration

    New York Post "Another opponent has broken another one of the Yankees’ unwritten rules. Leading the Blue Jays 2-0 on Thursday night at Yankee Stadium, reliever Shawn Kelley surrendered a two-out, two-strike, game-tying home run to Jose Bautista, prompting the slugger to slam his bat and unleash a slew of..." September 20

  • Ron Washington: 'I was not true to my wife'

    Sporting News "Making his first public statement since resigning as Rangers manager on Sept. 5, Ron Washington said, "I was not true to my wife after 42 years. I broke her trust." Washington offered no further details and declined to take questions at a press conference at a Dallas-area hotel. "I'm..." September 20

  • Mets sending scouting contingent for Yasmani Tomas showcase

    Newsday "The Mets will dispatch three scouts to a showcase for Cuban defector Yasmani Tomas, according to sources. The event is scheduled for Sunday in the Dominican Republic. Tomas, 23, is a corner outfielder who has developed a reputation for powerful swing at the plate and a strong arm in the field...." September 20

  • Baseball's Science Experiment

    The Wall Street Journal "Take a peek inside the frazzled mind of a major-league hitter these days. It isn't a pretty sight. Pitchers are throwing harder than ever. Batters are striking out more often than ever. And their judgment is getting shakier: Hitters are chasing more pitches outside the strike zone. It is..." September 20

  • Nationals claim Twins’ Opening Day shortstop off waivers

    Hardball Talk "It’s not often you see a team’s Opening Day shortstop get claimed off regular, non-revocable waivers in mid-September, but the Twins just lost Pedro Florimon to the Nationals on the waiver wire. Of course, Florimon lost Minnesota’s shortstop job in April and has spent most of the season at..." September 19

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    Mike DiGiovanna @MikeDiGiovanna

    Josh Hamilton said he had sharp stabbing pains in chest and double taking deep breaths. Had treatment all Wed night. Not sure about playoffs

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    LaVelle E. Neal III @LaVelleNeal

    Hearing Glen Perkins has some nerve irritation and maybe a slight muscle strain. Doesn't appear to be serious. Story posted soon.

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    Jeff Wilson @JeffWilson_FWST

    Adrian Beltre's hit in the first was No. 2591 of his career, passing Vladimir Guerrero for most ever by a native of the Dominican Republic.

  • Wally Backman to join Mets, may not leave staff

    ESPN.com "Fans may view Wally Backman as their preferred successor to Terry Collins as Mets manager. Instead, Backman could end up on Collins’ staff to open next season. A team insider told ESPNNewYork.com that Backman joining the 2015 staff as a coach is “under discussion.” Regardless, Collins views..." September 19

  • Vance Worley to start on Sunday against Brewers

    Bucs Dugout "The Pirates announced that Charlie Morton experienced "increased discomfort" in the latter innings of his last start and again during his bullpen session. He is scheduled to have a follow up exam next week and then a decision will be made how to proceed." September 19

  • Beltran, wife lose son due to miscarriage

    ESPN New York "Carlos Beltran and his wife, Jessica, have lost their son due to a miscarriage, according to a Facebook post by the New York Yankees outfielder. Beltran has been away from the Yankees for two days for what the team termed a family matter. "It put things in perspective," said Yankees captain..." September 18

  • Tigers must make Joakim Soria closer before title bid blows up

    Detroit News "In coffee shops, at your cubicle, in chance meetings at grocery stores, in countless gab fests on your cell phone, today’s merry Metro Detroit and state of Michigan topic should have been J.D. Martinez’s gallant ninth-inning home run Tuesday that sent the playoff-closing Tigers to an indelible..." September 18

  • Yankees will line up for look at big-boy Cuban slugger

    New York Post "The Yankees will be represented in the Dominican Republic Sunday when Cuban refugee Yasmani Tomas will work out for multiple clubs at the San Francisco Giants complex in Boca Chica. The 6-foot-1, 240-pound outfielder has been cleared by MLB to begin talking to clubs. Tomas, 23, is considered a..." September 18

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    Pedro Moura @pedromoura

    So: Jered Weaver is scratched from tonight's start for the Angels after last night's celebration. LHP Wade LeBlanc instead.

  • Giants planning to offer Pablo Sandoval three years?

    McCovey Chronicles "Over at ESPN, Buster Olney broke down the pending free agents to guess at which ones were going to get a qualifying offer. Players who get the qualifying offer can accept a one-year deal from the team at the average value of the top 125 salaries in baseball -- around $15 million or so. The ones..." September 18

  • Castillo's debut the 'next step in his progression'

    CSN New England "A month ago, Rusney Castillo signed a contract worth more money than any recent Cuban player. The Red Sox spent more money on him than they have for any player not already in their organization since the signed free agent Carl Crawford. But as Castillo got ready to make his major league debut..." September 18

  • Colby Rasmus opens up about Jays tenure, future, past

    TSN.ca "Before Tuesday's middle game at Oriole Park, TSN.ca sat down with Colby Rasmus for a discussion about his season, what's gone wrong and what lies ahead beyond his days in Toronto. Much has been said and written about Rasmus, including in this space, and this was an opportunity for Rasmus to..." September 18

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    New York Yankees @Yankees

    With 2 K's in the 8th (131 & 132), @DBetances50 passes Mariano Rivera for #Yankees single-season record for strikeouts as a reliever!

  • Braves RF Heyward injures thumb, X-rays negative

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Braves right fielder Jason Heyward left the game Wednesday after he was hit on the left thumb with a pitch but he said X-rays were negative for a fracture. Heyward stayed in the game after Nationals reliever Ross Detwiler hit him in the sixth inning. He played his position in the top of the..." September 18

  • MLB Suspends Jays' Stroman Six Games; Appeal Launched

    TSN.ca "Toronto Blue Jays rookie pitcher Marcus Stroman was suspended for six games on Wednesday by Major League Baseball for intentionally throwing at the head of Caleb Joseph in a game against the Baltimore Orioles Monday night." September 17

  • Brewers will exercise their part of $14M option on Aramis Ramirez

    CBSSports.com "The Brewers intend to pick up the $14 million option on Aramis Ramirez's contract, league sources said. Milwaukee has the option of buying out the veteran third baseman Ramirez for $4 million but is pleased with his performance and prefers him back with the team on a $14 million, one-year..." September 17

  • Rusney Castillo to debut vs. Pirates

    ESPN Boston "Outfielder Rusney Castillo, who signed the biggest contract ever for a Cuban player, will make his major-league debut Wednesday night against the Pirates, Red Sox manager John Farrell said Tuesday. "He's an electric player with a lot of skills -- he's explosive, quick-twitch," Farrell said...." September 17

  • Derek Jeter’s farewell tour is getting awkward

    New York Post "Maybe there is a time to deliver this message, but this wasn’t it. Derek Jeter had just been hit on the hand in the eighth inning of what would become another frustrating setback, this time 6-1, the fifth loss in six games on this road trip to Palookaville. Steve Geltz was already getting the..." September 17

  • MLB suspends umpire Joe West 1 game for Papelbon flap

    USA Today "Major League Baseball suspended Joe West for one game after the umpire grabbed Philadelphia Phillies closer Jonathan Papelbon following Papelbon's ejection from a game on Sunday. Papelbon was suspended for seven games for making a lewd gesture toward fans at Citizens Bank Park after he blew a..." September 17

  • Masahiro Tanaka expected to start Sunday vs. Blue Jays

    New York Post "When Masahiro Tanaka takes the Yankee Stadium mound on Sunday, it will mark the start of 2015 for the Yankees. Out since July 8 due to a small tear in the right UCL, Tanaka will start against the Blue Jays — if a bullpen session either Wednesday or Thursday doesn’t produce a physical problem..." September 17

  • Twins closer Glen Perkins going for 'complete look' at pitching arm

    CBSSports.com "The Twins have already been eliminated from postseason contention, so at this point they're just hoping to get through the rest of the season healthy. Unfortunately, closer Glen Perkins will be unavailable on Wednesday night not only because he is dealing with a nagging neck problem, but also..." September 17

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    Joe Frisaro @JoeFrisaro

    #Marlins manager Mike Redmond confirms Stanton is being shut down

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    Jenifer Langosch @LangoschMLB

    John Lackey to start for #stlcards on Friday. Michael Wacha will go Saturday.

  • Pedro Martinez says Mets ‘have the best nucleus of young pitchers’ in baseball

    New York Daily News "Disgruntled Met fans take heart: Future Hall of Famer Pedro Martinez believes "The Mets have the best nucleus of young pitchers" emerging in the game. "If they're smart and they handle them well," Martinez added, "I think the Mets can really do something." Of course, critics of the Mets'..." September 17

  • Jose Altuve breaks Craig Biggio's single season Astros hits record

    CBSSports.com "Astros second baseman Jose Altuve is only 24 years old and he's already a two-time All-Star. And he's already a record-holder in the Astros' franchise history, because Tuesday night he picked up hits 210 and 211 on the season, the latter breaking Craig Biggio's club record." September 17

  • Should D-Backs keep Trumbo? Next GM has difficult decision

    Arizona Republic "Barring a monster final two weeks, slugger Mark Trumbo will enter the offseason on the heels of a disappointing season, leaving whomever the Diamondbacks select as their next general manager with a difficult decision on his hands. By spring training, first baseman Paul Goldschmidt will be back..." September 17

  • Tigers' Anibal Sanchez as bullpen option 'not unreasonable'

    Detroit News "Rather than any questions about his recovery, it appears Anibal Sanchez’s challenge is more an issue of time. The Tigers and Sanchez are quietly giddy about his accelerating bounceback from a strained pectoralis. The issue is whether Sanchez, a right-handed fixture in the starting rotation, can..." September 17

  • Phillies Tony Gwynn Jr. will start and bat leadoff in San Diego

    Yahoo! Sports "One of the loudest ovations Tuesday night at Petco Park will surely go to a member of the visiting team. Philadelphia Phillies manager Ryne Sandberg ensured that when he inserted the son of San Diego's most beloved athlete into his lineup. Tony Gwynn Jr. will start in centerfield and bat..." September 17

  • Rangers outfielder Shin-Soo Choo to have second surgery in last three weeks

    Dallas Morning News "Outfielder Shin-Soo Choo will undergo his second surgery in a three-week span on Wednesday when doctors look at a cartilage tear in his left ankle. Choo suffered the injury in April when he tripped over first base in Oakland, but missed only a week before returning. He aggravated the injury in..." September 17

  • Alex Rodriguez unlikely to face charges in Biogenesis case, says lawyer for cousin Yuri Sucart

    New York Daily News "The attorney representing disgraced Yankee Alex Rodriguez’s cousin in the federal Biogenesis case said he does not think A-Rod will face charges in the ongoing investigation. “I think the government made a decision that they’re not going to go after any of the players or recipients,” Edward..." September 16

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    clarkspencer @clarkspencer

    #marlins to have official statement on Stanton tomorrow. But as far as returning this season, Redmond said it's "not looking good."

  • Phillies Papelbon suspended 7 games, fined for obscene gesture

    Newark Star-Ledger "Phillies closer Jonathan Papelbon has been suspended seven games and fined after making an obscene gesture at fans at Citizens Bank Park after being pulled from Sunday's loss to the Florida Marlins. Papelbon grabbed his crotch and glared in the direction of booing Phillies fans after he was..." September 16

  • Orioles' Davis helps flip an overturned truck in accident

    Fox Sports "Talk about a busy few days. On Friday, Orioles first baseman Chris Davis was suspended 25 games after testing positive for an amphetamine, which he said was Adderall. On Monday, Davis was driving on Interstate 295 in Maryland when he saw an accident that left one truck overturned. The..." September 16

  • Mets say no logo change coming

    ESPN New York "Eagle-eyed folks on Twitter on Monday spotted a subtle change to the Mets' skyline logo on the team's social media accounts. And Twitter exploded. On the right side of the skyline, the UN Headquarters appeared to be replaced by the Citigroup Center, with its distinctively slanted roof. Of..." September 16

  • MLB to review Blue Jays pitcher Marcus Stroman's pitch at Caleb Joseph's head

    Baltimore Sun "Toronto right-hander Marcus Stroman’s pitch near the head of Orioles catcher Caleb Joseph will be reviewed today by Major League Baseball for possible discipline. In the sixth inning of the Orioles’ 5-2 win over the Blue Jays, Stroman threw a 92-mph fastball toward Joseph’s head that he ducked..." September 16

  • Kemp targets Puig in heated dugout

    ESPN Los Angeles "Los Angeles Dodgers outfielders Matt Kemp and Yasiel Puig got into a verbal altercation in the dugout during an 11-3 win over the Colorado Rockies on Monday night at Coors Field, a disagreement caught by the Rockies' TV cameras. Kemp, who had struck out earlier in the sixth inning, was seen..." September 16

  • Martin Prado out for the season with emergency appendectomy

    Pinstripe Alley "So, 2014 has sucked for the Yankees. This is breaking news, I'm sure. We are only two weeks away from the end of this miserable campaign, but 2014 still wants to get some more shots in, apparently. Of friggin' course. Martin Prado has been one of the few bright spots in the Yankees' lineup..." September 16

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    Joe Capozzi @joecapMARLINS

    Giancarlo Stanton shows off his wounds! #marlins giancarlo818's photo http://t.co/BqM79WvhFr

  • Braves reveal 'SunTrust Park' name at stadium groundbreaking

    Fox Sports South "The Atlanta Braves didn't spare any of the "pomp" or "circumstance" in Tuesday's ostentatious groundbreaking ceremony for the new baseball stadium -- set for a 2017 launch -- rolling out a legion of local/regional/national dignitaries and promoting a circus atmosphere at the site of the Cobb..." September 16

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    Ken Gurnick @kengurnick

    Sounds like it will be unlikely for Ryu to start again in regular season, with less than two weeks remaining.