• Yadier Molina insists he’s not tired after firing back at manager Mike Matheny

    Fanrag Sports "St. Louis Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina has spent his entire major league career with the National League Central ball club. However, it now appears as though Molina’s legs are finally starting to run out of gas … or are they? Cardinals manager Mike Matheny recently stated that the veteran..." July 28

  • Red Sox have placed left-hander David Price on the club’s 10-day disabled list

    Fanrag Sports "It appears as though Boston Red Sox left-handed starting pitcher David Price could be headed back to the sideline sometime in the very near future. While beginning the 2017 regular season on the club’s disabled list due to some trouble with his throwing arm, Price’s elbow is now “barking” again,..." July 28

  • Rays Trade for Mariners Reliever Steve Cishek

    SI "The Rays have continued their busy week on the trade market, acquiring Mariners reliever Steve Cishek in exchange for swingman Erasmo Ramirez, according to multiple reports. MLB Network’s Jon Morosi first reported a deal was close. This is the third trade Tampa has made since Thursday morning...." July 28

  • Padres reportedly latest team in on Sonny Gray sweepstakes

    Sportsnaut "The MLB trade deadline makes for some strange bedfellows. How else could we possibly explain the San Diego Padres’ reported interest in Oakland Athletics ace Sonny Gray? According to Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports, the Padres have joined seemingly half of Major League Baseball to show interest in..." July 28

  • Yanks rookie Aaron Judge breaks tooth celebrating walk-off win

    ESPN "The Yankees' Aaron Judge broke a tooth while celebrating Brett Gardner's game-winning home run in the 11th inning of the team's 6-5 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays. In the clubhouse afterward, some Yankees gathered at their lockers to study video of the celebration on their phones as if it were..." July 28

  • Yu Darvish Trade Rumors: Rangers Have Informed Teams They Will Move Star

    Bleacher Report "The Texas Rangers have let potential trade suitors know they plan to deal Yu Darvish, Fox's Ken Rosenthal reported Thursday. Rosenthal also wrote the Rangers are "actively exchanging names" in possible trades. The timing isn't ideal for Texas. Darvish allowed 10 earned runs in 3.2 innings in..." July 28

  • Trade clock clicking as Cardinals play all angles, shopping and selling

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "The Cardinals remain in the process of generating a market and offers for starting pitcher Lance Lynn, even as they remain engaged in conversations that could bring in the bat they've been eyeing. Lynn is set to start Sunday, the eve of the trade deadline. The Toronto Blue Jays have had had..." July 28

  • Marlins 3B Martin Prado to have knee surgery

    ESPN "Miami Marlins third baseman Martin Prado will have surgery on his knee, according to multiple reports. Prado was placed on the 10-day disabled list on July 18 with a right knee sprain. This season, Prado is batting .250 with two home runs and 12 RBI in 37 games." July 28

  • Athletics stuck on Frazier or Torres from Yankees for Gray

    Fanrag Sports "The Oakland Athletics and New York Yankees aren’t believed close to any deal yet in talks about Sonny Gray, as Oakland is said to have asked for packages that include either outfielder Clint Frazier or shortstop Gleyber Torres, two young players the Yankees have suggested are off-limits. The..." July 28

  • Landlord sues Francisco Rodriguez over home damage, missing artwork

    Detroit Free Press "A Bloomfield Township landlord is suing former Tigers closer Francisco Rodriguez for $80,000, claiming he damaged a home and kept furnishings, including walking off with a wall tapestry valued at more than $10,000. Akram Namou filed the lawsuit earlier this month, claiming Rodriguez signed a..." July 28

  • Why Yankees’ potential reunion with another reliever is unlikely

    New York Post "According to two people briefed on the situation, the Rays are still in the hunt for Tigers left-handed reliever Justin Wilson to the point Detroit continues to scout Tampa Bay’s minor league system. The Yankees have shown interest in bringing Wilson back to The Bronx, but the Tigers’ asking..." July 28

  • Brewers have shown interest in Mets' Granderson

    Scout "According to Ken Rosenthal of MLB Network, the Milwaukee Brewers have shown interest in New York Mets' outfielder Curtis Granderson. It may not seem like the Brewers need another outfielder as of now, especially with Brett Phillips at Triple-A Colorado Springs ready to get the call back up...." July 28

  • Martin: Ump 'kind of created the drama' with double ejection

    Toronto Star "There is no doubt that major-league umpires can serve as a negative influence on the game of baseball with bad judgment and fits of anger. There are times to blame players for their ejections and times to blame umpires. The emotional Marcus Stroman was ejected in the fifth inning of the Jays’..." July 28

  • Indians interested in Tigers' Wilson

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "The Indians have talked to Detroit about left-hander Justin Wilson. The Tribe's interest was first reported by Jerry Crasnick of ESPN, but there is a problem. The price keeps going up on Wilson as more and more contenders inquire about him. The Indians have found it hard to make deals with..." July 28

  • Nationals scouted Cardinals' Pham, Rosenthal

    12 Up "With the days winding down until Major League Baseball's trade deadline, the market is surely heating up. ​We've already seen several high-profile deals in the past few weeks, and the Nationals may be the next squad to make a big-time splash before time runs out. Sources say the Nationals..." July 28

  • Red Sox, D-Backs interested in Twins' Kintzler

    Scout "The Minnesota Twins have found themselves on the verge of selling in recent days, as a recent slump, as well as hot streaks from AL Central rivals, the Kansas City Royals and the Cleveland Indians, has inflicted serious damage to their chances at a post-season berth. One of the players who..." July 28

  • Report: Rays acquire Lucas Duda from the Mets

    Hardball Talk "MLB.com’s Mark Feinsand reports that the Rays have acquired first baseman Lucas Duda from the Mets. The Mets will receive pitching prospect Drew Smith in return, per Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports. Duda, 31, is batting .246/.347/.532 with 17 home runs and 37 RBI in 291 plate appearances for the..." July 27

  • Astros turning their attention towards Justin Wilson?

    Larry Brown Sports "With just a few days to go before the trade deadline, the Houston Astros appear to be calling an audible of sorts. According to ESPN’s Jerry Crasnick on Thursday, the Astros may be the “most focused team” in the hunt for Detroit Tigers closer Justin Wilson, who now seems to be ahead of..." July 27

  • Dodgers confident they will land Darvish, Gray or Verlander

    CBS Sports "Coming into Thursday, the Dodgers have baseball's best record (71-31) and best staff ERA (3.12), both by comfortable margins. The Astros have the second best record (67-34) and the Diamondbacks have the second best staff ERA (3.52). Despite their record and strong pitching staff, the Dodgers..." July 27

  • Blue Jays may be close to trading Liriano

    Sportsnet "The Toronto Blue Jays could be nearing a trade of left-hander Francisco Liriano, reports Joel Sherman of the New York Post. Sherman tweets that some teams may be interested in Lirano, who’s started 17 games this season, as a relief option. The 33-year-old pending free agent has issued just one..." July 27

  • Marlins now open to trading Straily

    MLB Trade Rumors "After focusing primarily on trades involving their relievers over the past couple of weeks, the Marlins have now informed teams that they’re open to trading right-hander Dan Straily, reports Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports (via Twitter). The 28-year-old Straily was essentially a free pickup for the..." July 27

  • The Houston Astros Are Going From Really Good To Possibly Great

    The Sports Fan Journal "The Houston Astros own the American League’s best record. That’s a sentence you’re going to see a lot in coming years. While the Astros are having a great amount of success today, they are poised to keep improving. There are a multitude of factors that make teams successful: high draft-picks..." July 27

  • White Sox trade lefty Dan Jennings to Rays for prospect

    Chicago Sun-Times "The White Sox fire sale continued Thursday with yet another trade, this one sending left-handed reliever Dan Jennings to the Tampa Bay Rays for first base prospect Casey Gillaspie. Jennings has pitched to a 3.45 ERA over 44 innings in his third season with the Sox. He owns a 2.86 ERA over six..." July 27

  • Bryce Harper blamed his pregame music following his latest ejection

    CBS Sports "Washington Nationals slugger Bryce Harper went off on home plate umpire Chris Segal after striking out in the eighth inning of the Nats' win over the Brewers (WAS 8, MIL 5) on Wednesday night. Harper was visibly upset at a called strike on the second pitch of the at-bat, then he lost it,..." July 27

  • There's a baby boom in Chicago, nine months after Cubs World Series win

    Chicago Tribune "Last fall, Jackie Young told her husband a joyous but unexpected bit of news: She was pregnant. The couple did the math to figure out when their baby was conceived and landed on the night of Nov. 2 — Game 7 of the World Series. The two longtime Cubs fans, swept up by the magic of the Cubs'..." July 27

  • Report: Dustin Pedroia applauded David Price for telling off Dennis Eckersley

    Larry Brown Sports "David Price was supposedly sticking up for a teammate when he confronted Dennis Eckersley on a team flight recently, and another prominent Boston Red Sox player reportedly got Price’s back when the incident took place. Fred Toucher of 98.5 The Sports Hub in Boston was told by a source that..." July 27

  • The Twins and Diamondbacks make a minor trade

    Hardball Talk "The Arizona Diamondbacks have announced that they’ve acquired minor league catcher John Ryan Murphy from the Minnesota Twins in exchange for minor league pitcher Gabriel Moya. Murphy has played in 141 major league games across four seasons, three with the Yankees, one with Minnesota." July 27

  • Astros Won't Overpay For Pitching At Deadline

    Real GM Baseball "The Houston Astros would like to upgrade their pitching staff, but Jeff Luhnow says the club won't overpay to do so ahead of the non-waiver trade deadline. "We're not going to overpay dramatically, because we're not in a situation where we have to," Luhnow said. "We have a pretty good team, and..." July 27

  • Twins could sell at the deadline even after adding Jaime Garcia

    CBS Sports "Thanks to yet another miraculous Dodgers comeback (LAD 6, MIN 5), the Twins lost their fourth straight game Wednesday night. It was also their 10th loss in their last 14 games. Minnesota led Wednesday's game 5-0 at one point. The tying run scored when rookie center fielder Zach Granite threw to..." July 27

  • Umpire ejects Adrian Beltre for moving on-deck circle

    Hardball Talk "As far as ejections go, this is one of the stranger ones you’ll hear about. Rangers third baseman Adrian Beltre was ejected in the bottom of the eighth inning of a game his team trailed at the time 18-6. Beltre was a few feet away from the circle towards home plate and was asked by Marlins pitcher..." July 27

  • Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw hopeful he can make 'at least a few' starts before playoffs begin

    Los Angeles Times "On Wednesday afternoon, the Dodgers’ pitching staff gathered on the diamond around 4 p.m. for pitchers fielding practice. A staple of spring training, the drills serve as refreshers during the long season. The gang was nearly all there — even Brock Stewart, the team’s starter for that night’s game..." July 27

  • Michael Fulmer hopes Tigers go ‘all out’ with rebuild

    Larry Brown Sports "The Detroit Tigers have already traded one of their best players, but they haven’t exactly committed to a full-on rebuild yet. One of their players who has been mentioned in some trade talks hopes the team goes all-in on the rebuild if they commit to doing so. Michael Fulmer, who won Rookie of..." July 27

  • Dansby Swanson optioned to Triple-A

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "The move that once seemed so improbable is now a reality: Struggling Braves rookie Dansby Swanson has been sent to Triple-A. Swanson, batting .214 with six home runs and a .287 on-base percentage in 95 games, was informed after the Braves’ series finale Wednesday at Arizona that he would be..." July 27

  • Pat Neshek Traded to Rockies for Jose Gomez, J.D. Hammer, Alejandro Requena

    Bleacher Report "The Colorado Rockies announced Wednesday that they have acquired reliever Pat Neshek in a trade from the Philadelphia Phillies. As the Phillies noted, they will receive three minor leaguers in the deal in shortstop Jose Gomez as well as pitchers Alejandro Requena and J.D. Hammer. Neshek is..." July 27

  • Jeff Samardzija Unlikely To Waive No-Trade Clause

    MLB Trade Rumors "Jeff Samardzija’s name has come up frequently in recent trade rumors, but the 32-year-old right-hander’s five-year, $90MM contract allows him to block trades to all but eight teams. Moreover, Samardzija tells Andrew Baggarly of the San Jose Mercury News that if approached by the Giants about a..." July 27

  • The Orioles are reportedly having trouble drumming up trade interest in Zach Britton

    CBS Sports "One year ago at this time, Orioles closer Zach Britton was a legitimate Cy Young candidate in the middle of one of the best relief seasons in history. He went a perfect 47 for 47 in save chances and finished with a 0.54 ERA in 67 innings. Now, prior to Monday's trade deadline, the O's are..." July 26

  • Farrell says he hasn't apologized to Eckersley about Price incident

    WEEI Boston "Since Boston Globe columnist Dan Shaughnessy broke news on Sunday of what was said in a confrontation between David Price and NESN analyst Dennis Eckersley, there have still been lingering questions regarding whether an apology from Price or Red Sox manager John Farrell was ever..." July 26

  • The details of Rangers' Yu Darvish's 10-team no-trade list

    MLB Trade Rumors "At some point within the next five days the Rangers will make the franchise-altering decision whether to trade staff ace Yu Darvish. Texas is 49-51 this season and 3 1/2 games back of the second AL wild card spot. There are four teams ahead of them in the standings. FanGraphs put their postseason..." July 26

  • Mr. October loves Judge but a 'half-season doesn't make a great player'

    TMZ "Aaron Judge is killin' it, but don't go retiring his number just yet ... so says Yankees legend Reggie Jackson, who told us the rookie phenom still has a lot more to prove. Mr. October was RAVING about Judge when we ran into him at LAX -- saying he's showing serious signs that he could be one..." July 26

  • Cubs Reach Out to Mets About Trade for Starting Hurler

    12 Up "​The Chicago Cubs are still looking to upgrade their starting rotation despite ​acquiring Jose Quintana from their crosstown rivals. Young, controllable starters are what they are seeking, and they've contacted the New York Mets about a potential deal involving right-hander Seth Lugo. ​​The..." July 26

  • Tigers have decisions to make as big sellers

    MLB.com "The White Sox already have dealt away most of their veteran trade candidates. Publicly, the Rangers suggest they may not sell at all. That leaves the Tigers at the center of the ongoing non-waiver Trade Deadline drama as much as any non-contender, with the possible exception of the A's. Yes,..." July 26

  • Brett Anderson activated, designated for assignment

    ESPN "The Chicago Cubs activated left-hander Brett Anderson from the 60-day disabled list and designated him for assignment on Wednesday. Anderson had been placed on the disabled list in May with a back strain and then transferred to the 60-day disabled list a month later." July 26

  • Kris Bryant on ejection: ‘I had to stick up for myself’

    Sportress of Blogitude "Chicago Cubs third baseman Kris Bryant was ejected for the first time in his major league career during Tuesday’s 7-2 victory over the crosstown Chicago White Sox. Bryant’s ejection occurred during the fourth inning after arguing a questionable third-strike call by umpire Lance Barksdale. After..." July 26

  • Danny Tartabull Locked Up On Deadbeat Dad Charges

    TMZ "Danny Tartabull has finally been captured -- more than 5 years after a warrant was issued for the ex-MLB star's arrest on deadbeat dad charges ... TMZ Sports has learned. Oh, and the reason he was caught? DUMBASSERY. Quick backstory: Officials say the former NY Yankees star -- who played..." July 26

  • Royals in talks with Blue Jays about acquiring Francisco Liriano

    Sportsnet "The Kansas City Royals are in talks with the Toronto Blue Jays about acquiring starting pitcher Francisco Liriano, reports Bob Nightengale of USA Today. Liriano, a pending free agent, has struggled mightily this season, but is coming off a stellar outing against the Oakland Athletics on Monday..." July 26

  • Giants open to dealing Johnny Cueto, Jeff Samardzija

    Sporting News "The MLB trade deadline is less than a week away, and a number of big names are currently being floated around the rumor mill. According to ESPN, the Giants are willing to listen to offers for starting pitchers Johnny Cueto and Jeff Samardzija. The Giants are in the midst of a disastrous..." July 26

  • Odubel Herrera flips his bat on a fly ball, gets benched for lack of hustle

    Hardball Talk "Phillies outfielder Odubel Herrera has been a polarizing figure in his young career. He’s talented and at times has shined, inspiring the Phillies to give him a long term contract this past offseason. At other times, however, he’s aggravated the snot out of his manager, his teammates and his..." July 26

  • Jacoby Ellsbury is now a $153 million pinch runner

    New York Post "With Clint Frazier starting over Jacoby Ellsbury against Cincinnati right-hander Luis Castillo on Tuesday, manager Joe Girardi left no doubt that Ellsbury is now the Yankees’ fourth outfielder. “There’s going to be days he’s going to start and I told him I’d let him know and prepare him for..." July 26

  • Giants trade Eduardo Nunez to Red Sox

    CSN Bay Area "Eduardo Nunez's time with the Giants is up as they have traded the third baseman to the Boston Red Sox. The teams announced the trade shortly after the Giants beat the Pirates 11-3 on Tuesday night. Fox Sports was the first to report the news. The Giants will acquire minor league pitchers..." July 26

  • Rothbaum, Bush meet with MLB Commish in pursuit of Marlins

    Miami Herald "Wayne Rothbaum and Jeb Bush, who are leading up a group trying to buy the Miami Marlins, met with MLB commissioner Rob Manfred in New York last week and continue to work toward acquiring the team, a New York-based MLB source said this week. The meeting, curiously, did not include any..." July 26

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