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 18
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
SB Nation "Former Texas Rangers manager Ron Washington will explain why he suddenly resigned from the position during a 1:30 p.m. CT press conference on Thursday. Washington stepped down on Sept. 5, with no official word released as to why he left. We have been told why he didn't leave, at least...." September 18
Hardball Talk "t’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 18
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
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
So: Jered Weaver is scratched from tonight's start for the Angels after last night's celebration. LHP Wade LeBlanc instead.
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.
Josh Hamilton said he had sharp stabbing pains in chest and double taking deep breaths. Had treatment all Wed night. Not sure about playoffs
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
#Marlins manager Mike Redmond confirms Stanton is being shut down
John Lackey to start for #stlcards on Friday. Michael Wacha will go Saturday.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
#marlins to have official statement on Stanton tomorrow. But as far as returning this season, Redmond said it's "not looking good."
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Sounds like it will be unlikely for Ryu to start again in regular season, with less than two weeks remaining.
Boston Herald "Rusney Castillo owes Yoenis Cespedes a hug. It’s entirely possible Castillo wouldn’t be making his big league debut this week or earning $72.5 million from the Red Sox without the efforts of his countryman, who helped blaze a trail from Cuba in 2012. “He actually already gave me a hug,”..." September 16
Hardball Talk "According to Mike DiGiovanna of the Los Angeles Times, Albert Pujols was forced to exit tonight’s game against the Mariners in the fourth inning with a left hamstring cramp. Pujols clutched at the back of his leg while running to second base on a bases-clearing double off Hisashi Iwakuma in the..." September 16
Nats Insider "The illness that plagued Adam LaRoche, Anthony Rendon and others on the Nationals’ roster the last two weeks apparently has now taken down Bryce Harper as well. Harper had to come out of Monday night’s game against the Braves in the top of the fourth inning after feeling lightheaded and..." September 16
Hardball Talk "Yasmani Tomas, 23, could be the next Cuban defector to hit it big — record-breakingly big — on Major League Baseball’s free agent market. Via Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe … According to one team’s international scout, the latest Cuban slugger could command as much as $100 million. The..." September 15
CBSSports.com "Dave Stewart, the former star pitcher who's now a top player agent, has informed the Diamondbacks he will indeed interview for their open GM job. Stewart, who posted four straight 20-win seasons while pitching for Tony La Russa, the Hall of Fame manager who is now the Diamondbacks' chief..." September 15
Girardi says it's "very possible" that Tanaka's next outing could be for the Yankees.
Hardball Talk "As soon as Ron Washington stepped down I thought “it’s only a matter of time until someone says Michael Young should be the next Rangers manager.” Out of respect for Wash, I assume, they gave it a week. Now Richard Justice begins the stumping: Young knows that the game is not easy, and..." September 15
SB Nation "Ned Yost is used to fans being mad at him. Back in 2008, he was the manager of the Brewers, and SI.com ran an article centered around his unpopularity: "I could do four hours of Ned Yost every day if I wanted to," says Steve "The Homer" True, the host of a drive time radio sports talk show in..." September 15
Washington Post "For the second time since he returned to pitching in games, Rafael Soriano took the mound in a low-pressure situation. On Saturday, he strolled to the mound in the seventh inning with the Nationals holding a four-run lead over the Mets. Soriano fired a scoreless inning, allowing no base runners..." September 15