• Texas Rangers to take on less than $7 million of Josh Hamilton deal

    Dallas Morning News "The Rangers total investment in Josh Hamilton will come to less than $7 million – and could be far less than that, according to sources with knowledge of the talks. Hamilton entered the season with about $80.2 million remaining on his contract. The Angels, according to reports, are willing to..." April 25

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    Shi Davidi @ShiDavidi

    #BlueJays release Ricky Romero.

  • Albers lands on DL with injury suffered in brawl

    CSN Chicago "In addition to having starters Chris Sale and Jeff Samardzija suspended by Major League Baseball for five games, the White Sox will lose reliever Matt Albers for at least 15 days due to an injury suffered in Thursday night’s brawl with Kansas City. General manager Rick Hahn revealed the..." April 25

  • Red Sox manager rips ump: 'The strike zone tonight was horrific'

    CBSSports.com "The Red Sox beat the Orioles on Friday night (BOX 7, BAL 5) thanks to a three-run eighth inning. You'd think manager John Farrell would be happy after the game, especially considering Boston had lost five of their last eight, but no, he had some choice words for home plate ump Dana..." April 25

  • 6 players suspended in Royals-White Sox fracas

    MLB.com "Seven players have received discipline for their roles in the on-field incident in the bottom of the seventh inning of Thursday's game between the Kansas City Royals and the Chicago White Sox at U.S. Cellular Field in Chicago, Major League Baseball announced today. Joe Garagiola, Jr., MLB's Senior..." April 25

  • Chris Sale went to Royals clubhouse after being ejected following brawl

    ESPN Chicago "As the Chicago White Sox and Kansas City Royals await punishment from Major League Baseball for their roles in an on-field brawl Thursday night, more information was revealed Friday about how it escalated behind the scenes. White Sox manager Robin Ventura confirmed that pitcher Chris Sale, who..." April 25

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    Ken Rosenthal @Ken_Rosenthal

    Sources say Rangers will NOT send any players to #Angels and take on LESS than $15M. Hamilton will relinquish some money; amount not known.

  • Angels close to trading Josh Hamilton to Rangers

    The Score "Josh Hamilton's tumultuous tenure with the Los Angeles Angels is reportedly coming to an end. Though Hamilton still has three years and $90 million remaining on his contract, the Angels are reportedly close to trading Hamilton back to the Texas Rangers, according to MLB.com's T.R...." April 25

  • Mattingly wants coach-contact plays to be reviewable

    San Francisco Chronicle "In the wake of Wednesday’s hullabaloo at third base, Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said plays involving contact between runners and coaches ought to be reviewable. “They’ve said from the beginning that replay is going to get better and better, and it’s a work in progress,” Mattingly said...." April 25

  • Will Bryant file grievance vs. Cubs?

    CBSSports.com "Cubs phenom Kris Bryant is off to a spectacular start and everything appears to be going splendidly on the North Side of Chicago, but the players union is still said to see a potential for filing a grievance over the timing of Bryant's callup on Bryant's behalf. There's never been a grievance like..." April 25

  • Oh, Barry Bonds, How Could We Have Doubted You?

    New York Times "Congratulations, Barry Bonds. You’re no longer a felon. We all owe you an apology. So we’re sorry, Barry, that the government dragged you into courtrooms for more than a decade and forced you to spend some of the $200 million or so you made in baseball not on vacations and fast cars and..." April 25

  • Cuban-born Jose Fernandez becomes U.S. citizen

    ESPN.com "Marlins pitcher Jose Fernandez, a native of Santa Clara, Cuba, become a U.S. citizen Friday and was the keynote speaker during the ceremony for 140 other South Florida residents. "This is a dream that I've had since I was little, and actually achieving it is really amazing," Fernandez said...." April 25

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    Eduardo A. Encina @EddieInTheYard

    Not an excuse for sweep, but #Orioles left #Toronto thinking new Rogers Centre turf is major problem. Too spongy, slow & lots of untrue hops

  • Ex-Twins manager Gardenhire ready — but in no rush — to manage again

    Fox Sports "Ron Gardenhire wants to manage again. But he doesn't seem in any particular hurry to take another job. "I'm not actively pursuing it," the former Twins manager told FOX Sports on Thursday. "I'm pretty comfortable right now, to tell you the truth." Gardenhire, 57, can afford to wait — he had..." April 25

  • The Royals have become MLB's most despised team

    ESPN.com "A couple days ago I was talking to my friend Jena, a Kansas City Royals fan. She asked what I thought of all the fist-pumping and chest-bumping and over-the-top celebrations the Royals were doing during games and how other teams are going to react to that. I said something along the lines of,..." April 24

  • Tigers' Joe Nathan not ready to retire after tearing ligament, tendon

    ESPN.com "Tigers closer Joe Nathan will miss the rest of the season with a torn ligament in his pitching elbow. Nathan tore his ulnar collateral ligament Wednesday while pitching on a minor-league rehabilitation assignment with Triple-A Toledo. Hoping to show that he was ready to come off the disabled..." April 24

  • Commissioner: Pete Rose will be allowed to be part of All-Star Game

    Fox Sports "Commissioner Rob Manfred says Pete Rose will be allowed to participate in activities surrounding this summer's All-Star Game in his hometown of Cincinnati. Rose, baseball's career hits leader and a former Reds star player and manager, agreed to a lifetime ban from the sport in 1989 after a..." April 24

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    Scott MacArthur @TSNScottyMac

    Johan Santana will remain with the #BlueJays beyond his April 28 opt out date. #MLB

  • Dusty Baker, who was considered for D-Backs job, wants to manage again

    CBSSports.com "Dusty Baker had one early conversation when Dave Stewart called to let him know Stewart might have a chance to become Diamondbacks GM and that he may consider him for the manager role should he get the the job. However, Baker didn't hear back after Stewart got the job, and Arizona instead hired..." April 24

  • Inside details of how A-Rod’s 660 fight with Yankees will play out

    New York Post "With the way he’s hitting, Alex Rodriguez looks likely to soon join Willie Mays on the career home run chart. But the controversy surrounding this achievement will take longer to resolve. In fact, the hearing to decide whether A-Rod will get a $6 million bonus for tying Mays with 660 homers..." April 24

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    Ben Nicholson-Smith @bnicholsonsmith

    #BlueJays don't expect to DL Jose Bautista. "He feels much better today" per Gibbons.

  • Phillies lack of fundamentals frustrating manager Ryne Sandberg

    Newark Star-Ledger "More alarming than the 14 run differential against the Miami Marlins that led to the Phillies back-to-back losses this week, at least to Ryne Sandberg, is the team's lack of sound fundamentals. Against Miami in the past two games alone, the Phillies committed five errors. No play seems to..." April 24

  • Mariners To Sign Carlos Quentin

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Mariners have agreed to a minor league deal with outfielder Carlos Quentin, Bob Dutton of the Tacoma News Tribune reports. Quentin was released by the Braves recently, shortly after he was acquired as part of the Craig Kimbrel deal — with his large salary functioning to offset..." April 24

  • Marlins pitcher Jose Fernandez to become American citizen

    CBSSports.com "Marlins ace Jose Fernandez, who is still weeks away from a return to the majors coming off Tommy John surgery in 2014, is set become an American citizen, per the Palm Beach Post. The 22-year-old Fernandez, who defected from Cuba in 2008, will partake in a naturalization ceremony Friday. The..." April 24

  • Appeals court reverses Barry Bonds obstruction of justice conviction

    CBS Sports Fantasy News "Former Giants slugger Barry Bonds had his obstruction of justice conviction reversed Wednesday by the 9th US Circuit Court of Appeals, according the Associated Press. The appeals court ruled Bonds' rambling answer before a grand jury in 2003 was not material to the government's investigation into..." April 24

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    Bob Nightengale @BNightengale

    Joe Nathan has torn UCL and tendon. Season over #Tigers

  • Cubs to start Kris Bryant in center field with Dexter Fowler out

    ESPN Chicago "After playing an inning in center field during Wednesday's 4-3 loss to the Pirates, Chicago Cubs rookie Kris Bryant will start there in Thursday's matinee. "Third base is obviously my first position and the position I want to be better at," Bryant said Thursday morning. "I'm here to fill that..." April 23

  • Despite dip in velocity and results, Melancon will remain closer

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "Despite saying that Mark Melancon is “a couple weeks behind,” manager Clint Hurdle said Melancon will get the opportunity to close today’s game if the Pirates have a lead late. Melancon allowed three runs in the ninth inning Tuesday night against the Chicago Cubs and blew a save. He also hasn’t..." April 23

  • Rays’ Beliveau faces season-ending shoulder surgery

    Tampa Tribune "Left-hander Jeff Beliveau didn’t seem too confident Tuesday that the re-evaluation of the MRI on his left shoulder would bring good news. It did not. Beliveau has a torn labrum and is scheduled to undergo surgery today in Pensacola. The surgery will be performed by James Andrews. Beliveau..." April 23

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    Nick Cafardo @nickcafardo

    Agent Scott Boras said calls on free-agent reliever Rafael Soriano are increasing..

  • Rendon on path to make debut late next week

    CSN Washington "Anthony Rendon is set to play Friday for Class AA Harrisburg, the first step in what could be a brief rehab assignment that positions the third baseman to make his big-league season debut late next week. Rendon, out since early March with a sprained MCL in his left knee, spent the last two days..." April 23

  • Sandberg won't move struggling Utley out of 3-spot

    CSN Philly "When Ryan Howard was in the cleanup spot earlier this season killing rallies, Phillies manager Ryne Sandberg alleviated the situation by moving him down in the order to seventh. Howard has since batted fifth, sixth and seventh, hitting his first home run of the season Tuesday night out of the..." April 23

  • Blue Jays place Dioner Navarro on the disabled list

    Hardball Talk "Dioner Navarro has played sparingly for the Blue Jays since being pushed into a backup role by Russell Martin and now the veteran catcher is headed to the disabled list with a strained left hamstring. To replace him on the roster Toronto called up Josh Thole, who figures to fill the backup..." April 23

  • Tigers likely to reveal Nathan's condition Thursday

    Detroit News "The Tigers apparently know the fate of closer Joe Nathan; but after the 13-4 loss to the Yankees Wednesday, manager Brad Ausmus wasn't ready to disclose it. "We're going to hold off before we make any announcement on that," he said. Nathan had to leave his rehab appearance in Toledo after..." April 23

  • Rays’ Loney begins rehab assignment, targets weekend return

    Tampa Tribune "Rays first baseman James Loney will begin his minor-league rehab assignment tonight in Port Charlotte with the Class A Charlotte Stone Crabs. Loney has been on the disabled list since April 8 with a mild right oblique strain. He suffered the injury during the day before second game of the..." April 23

  • David Wright is “right on schedule” for early May return

    Hardball Talk "David Wright was given a three-week recovery timetable when the Mets placed him on the disabled list last week with a strained right hamstring and manager Terry Collins said Tuesday that the third baseman is “right on schedule.” Roger Rubin of the New York Daily News reports that Wright has not..." April 22

  • Hunter Pence unlikely to return by May 1

    ESPN.com "San Francisco Giants right fielder Hunter Pence, who suffered a broken left forearm after getting hit by a pitch during spring training, is unlikely to hit his target return date of May 1, manager Bruce Bochy said Tuesday. Pence, who was estimated to miss six to eight weeks after suffering the..." April 22

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    Ken Rosenthal @Ken_Rosenthal

    Sources: Backman not a candidate to replace Redmond if #Marlins change managers. Loria actively reviewing. Redmond remains under scrutiny.

  • David Ortiz appeals 1-game suspension for bumping umpire

    ESPN Boston "David Ortiz remained in the Boston Red Sox lineup Tuesday night as he appealed the one-game suspension handed down by Major League Baseball for "making contact" with umpire John Tumpane in Sunday's game against the Baltimore Orioles. "We got rules, man, they got to do what they got to do,"..." April 22

  • Report: Josh Hamilton could rejoin Angels in June

    Larry Brown Sports "Josh Hamilton’s future with the Los Angeles Angels has looked incredibly uncertain over the past several weeks, but the team apparently has a plan that involves him remaining with the organization — at least in the short term. According to Bill Shaikin of the Los Angeles Times, Hamilton could..." April 22

  • Marlins' Yelich may get MRI on ailing back

    The Score "The Miami Marlins are becoming increasingly concerned about outfielder Christian Yelich's ailing back. Yelich was held out of the lineup for a second consecutive game Wednesday and is still considered day-to-day. "(He could get an MRI) depending on how he feels over the next day or so,"..." April 22

  • Brewers owner laments 'brutal' start to 2015 campaign

    The Score "Milwaukee Brewers owner Mark Attanasio was admirably candid Wednesday when he assessed his club's disastrous start to the 2015 season, aptly characterizing the squad's 2-12 record as "brutal." Despite his team's inauspicious start, though, Attanasio said he's confident improvements are..." April 22

  • Detroit Tigers closer Joe Nathan exits rehab appearance early after suffering apparent injury

    Michigan Live "Joe Nathan's rehab appearance has been cut short. Nathan, the Detroit Tigers reliever, exited his rehab appearance with Triple-A Toledo earlier than planned Wednesday after suffering an apparent injury. Eligible to return from the 15-day disabled list Wednesday, Nathan was scheduled to throw..." April 22

  • Bernie Williams set to officially retire, nearly 9 years after final game

    ESPN.com "There is no longer any need to worry that Bernie Williams' No. 51 jersey will be retired before he is. The former New York Yankees center fielder, who has not played in a major league game since Oct. 1, 2006, will officially sign his retirement papers in a news conference at Yankee Stadium..." April 22

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    Jeff Blair @SNJeffBlair

    Bautista had MRI strained shoulder aggravated on throw. Out for couple of days.

  • 3d
    Evan Grant @Evan_P_Grant

    Wandy Rodriguez will start on Friday for Rangers. Ross Detwiler not moving to bullpen but will get some extra throwing sessions

  • Girardi: No special dugout plans for A-Rod’s 660

    New York Post "Joe Girardi can’t predict the reaction from Alex Rodriguez’s teammates whenever Rodriguez ties Willie Mays for fourth place on the all-time home run list at 660. Rodriguez is two back of Mays. “I don’t know what’s going to happen there,” the Yankees manager said. “It’s hard to choreograph..." April 22

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    Dan Kolko @masnKolko

    The Nats have traded LHP Xavier Cedeno to the Los Angeles Dodgers in exchange for cash considerations. Cedeno had been DFA last week.

  • San Francisco moving closer to banning chewing tobacco at ballparks

    CBSSports.com "There is an ongoing debate about MLB potentially banning chewing tobacco among its players and other on-field personnel. On one hand, it's a personal choice. On the other, it's pretty gross, causes cancer, and is not something parents want their kids to see when they turn on a..." April 22

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    Todd Zolecki @ToddZolecki

    Phillies place RHP Sean O’Sullivan on 15-day DL with left knee tendinitis, recall RHP Hector Neris from Lehigh Valley. McGowan starts Thu.