• Boston Red Sox release Eduardo Nunez, making him a free agent

    Mass Live "The Red Sox announced they released infielder Eduardo Nunez, making him a free agent after designating him for assignment Monday. Nunez is now free to sign with any team for a prorated portion of the major-league minimum salary. The Sox were unable to find a trading partner for him..." July 20

  • Angels Claim Adalberto Mejia, Place Andrew Heaney On IL

    Halos Heaven "Well, we made it 100 games into the season. It was kind of nice complaining about the quality of the starting pitching rather than the injuries that the starting pitching had suffered, but when you put it all together, all it really means is that: the starting pitching..." July 20

  • Can Jays get 'Chris Archer-like package' for Marcus Stroman?

    MLB.com "There appears to be plenty of teams with interest in Blue Jays right-hander Marcus Stroman, as MLB.com's Jon Paul Morosi reported Friday that eight teams -- the Yankees, Braves, Cubs, Dodgers, Padres, Rays, Reds and Red Sox -- had scouts in attendance for Stroman's gem against the..." July 20

  • Mets think slumping Pete Alonso suffering from HR Derby fatigue

    The Score "The New York Mets left Pete Alonso out of the lineup Saturday, with manager Mickey Callaway suggesting the slumping slugger could be reeling from a busy All-Star break. "He's a horse," Callaway said before the Mets took on the San Francisco Giants, according to Anthony..." July 20

  • Jose Berrios seems unhappy about Twins trading Mike Morin for cash

    Larry Brown Sports "The Minnesota Twins traded away righty reliever Mike Morin this weekend, and ace pitcher Jose Berrios did not appear at all enthused about the move. Morin was shipped to the Philadelphia Phillies on Saturday in exchange for cash considerations. In response to the deal, Berrios took to..." July 20

  • Report: Top MLBPA lawyer's departure viewed as increasing threat of strike

    Yardbarker "Major League Baseball still has two and a half seasons to go before the expiration of their current labor agreement with the MLB Players Association, but a minor news item announced Friday could have significant repercussions down the line. MLBPA lawyer Rick Shapiro departed on..." July 20

  • Dennis Eckersley on beef with David Price: 'I'm not going to talk to him'

    USA Today "Hall of Fame pitcher Dennis Eckersley said Saturday he does not plan to meet, and has no interest in speaking with Boston Red Sox pitcher David Price about their recent war of words, and hopes the dispute disappears. “I thought everything was good. I was doing what I was..." July 20

  • Report: Tigers want young MLB star in potential Matthew Boyd trade

    The Score "The Detroit Tigers are asking interested teams for a young, established major-league star, in addition to prospects, for starting pitcher Matthew Boyd, reports Jon Heyman of MLB Network. Though Boyd's 4.13 ERA isn't anything to write home about, the southpaw boasts impressive..." July 20

  • Giants tweak starting staff, move Drew Pomeranz to bullpen

    San Jose Mercury News "Drew Pomeranz is moving to the bullpen and Conner Menez will start Sunday in his Major League debut, manager Bruce Bochy said Saturday before the Giants faced the New York Mets in the third of four games between the two teams this weekend at Oracle Park. Pomeranz was solid in his July..." July 20

  • Kenley Jansen admits to being ‘sick and tired’ of Dodgers’ bullpen criticism

    Larry Brown Sports "Los Angeles Dodgers closer Kenley Jansen struck out the side on Friday against the Miami Marlins, not allowing a single runner to reach base in the process. He admitted afterwards that there was a little bit extra behind it. The Dodger bullpen was responsible for two lost games in..." July 20

  • Blue Jays release statement about Roy Halladay’s HOF induction

    Sportsnaut "Almost two years after his untimely passing, late-great pitcher Roy Halladay will be inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame on Sunday. The team Halladay became synonymous with during his brilliant career, the Toronto Blue Jays, released a statement regarding “Doc’s”..." July 20

  • Can Nathan Eovaldi Solve Boston's Bullpen Problem?

    The Big Lead "Things haven’t exactly gone the way the Red Sox planned after letting Craig Kimbrel walk and rolling into the year without a designated closer. Their bullpen regressed from last year, and neither Matt Barnes nor Ryan Brasier proved up to the task of tackling the final three outs. While..." July 20

  • Jake Odorizzi says he was ‘pitching in a rainforest’

    Twin Cities "When Twins starter Jake Odorizzi threw his first pitch at 7:11 p.m. Friday, the game-time temperature at Target Field was a sticky 94 degrees. He likened it to pitching in a rainforest. Odorizzi certainly felt the effects of it as sweat poured down him and he kept searching for a dry..." July 20

  • Phillies Acquire Right-Handed Pitcher Mike Morin In Trade With Twins

    CBS Philly "The Philadelphia Phillies announced Saturday that they  have acquired right-hander Mike Morin from the Minnesota Twins  in exchange for cash considerations. This season Morin has a 3.18 ERA with one save and just two walks allowed in 22.2 innings pitched. The 28-year-old has..." July 20

  • Twins reportedly scouted Madison Bumgarner-Noah Syndergaard showdown

    Sportress of Blogitude "The Minnesota Twins’ apparent interest in landing a top-tier starting pitcher ahead of the trade deadline was further legitimized by the team reportedly sending a “top talent evaluator” to scout Thursday’s marquee matchup between Madison Bumgarner and Noah..." July 20

  • “Fierce Union Advocate” Rick Shapiro Parts Ways With MLB Players Association

    MLB Trade Rumors "The MLB Players Association has ended their relationship with long-time executive Rick Shapiro, per ESPN’s Buster Olney (via Twitter). Shapiro had seen his role and influence with the Players Union increasingly diminished in recent months.   Parting ways with one of their..." July 20

  • Nationals GM Mike Rizzo Claims the Team is Interested in Relievers Shane Greene and Sam Dyson

    12 Up "The Washington Nationals bullpen has cooled down since their historically poor opening month of 2019. Nevertheless, they still boast MLB's worst ERA at 5.94. In truth, the club's season as of May seemed like one destined to battling with the Mets for third and fourth place in the NL..." July 20

  • Keone Kela Close To Rejoining Pirates

    Yardbarker "Keone Kela has been out of action since May 4 when the Pirates placed him on the 60-day injured list with right elbow inflammation. One of their key deadline additions from last season, it seems Kela will be ready to rejoin the team right around deadline time once again. The Pirates sent..." July 20

  • Yankees manager Aaron Boone apologizes for 'savages' tirade

    Sporting News "With a day to reflect on his epic tirade against a rookie umpire during a Yankees game Thursday versus the Rays, New York manager Aaron Boone said Friday that Brennan Miller "handled the situation with a lot more class than I did." Boone, who received a one-game suspension..." July 20

  • Madison Bumgarner still bothered about being pulled before 10th inning

    Larry Brown Sports "Madison Bumgarner is such an intense competitor that he was still upset a day later about being pulled from a game earlier than he wanted. The San Francisco Giants topped the New York Mets 3-2 in 16 innings on Thursday night. Bumgarner started and pitched nine innings for the Giants,..." July 20

  • The ride, friendship that began Mariano Rivera’s Hall of Fame journey

    New York Post "There are many different roads to the Hall of Fame. This one started by not knowing how to get to Eastchester. There was the young pitcher from Panama sitting in the Yankees clubhouse back in 1995. He was scheduled to see his agent in Eastchester to find an apartment, but did not..." July 20

  • Baseball Hall of Fame: Edgar Martinez, Harold Baines prove DH's belong in Cooperstown

    USA Today "This year’s Baseball Hall of Fame inductions could prove more than sufficient to stifle the contention of critics that the designated hitter is only half a player. For the first time, two men who depended on the DH for their niche in baseball history will be enshrined at the..." July 20

  • Blue Jays’ rebuilding offence already improved from season opener

    Sportsnet "On opening day, a mere three months and 22 days ago, when we were all younger, rosier, not yet 62 losses into what could be a 100-loss season, Detroit Tigers starter Jordan Zimmermann threw seven shutout innings against the Toronto Blue Jays. More accurately, Zimmerman made the Blue..." July 20

  • MLB analyst pegs Tevor Bauer as a target for the New York Yankees

    Clutch Points "The New York Yankees could be looking to make a big move ahead of the MLB trade deadline this year. At the time of this writing, the Yankees are leading the American League East division nine games over the Tampa Bay Rays. One MLB analyst thinks the Yankees could take a look at Cleveland..." July 20

  • Report: Braves, Red Sox scouting Marcus Stroman

    Sportsnaut "As the MLB trade deadline draws closer, contenders are busy sending scouts across the country to watch some of the top available targets. When Toronto Blue Jays starting pitcher Marcus Stroman took the mound on Friday, representatives from multiple teams were on hand to watch him..." July 20

  • Mets' Trade Piece Zack Wheeler Expected to Return From IL Before Deadline

    12 Up "Not much is clear within the New York Mets' organization, but if we do know one thing, it's that the team is open to parting ways with veteran hurler Zack Wheeler. But in very Met-like fashion, the 29-year-old promptly hit the IL just as the second half of the season..." July 20

  • Jake Diekman isn't sweating potential Deadline move

    MLB.com "The Trade Deadline is less than two weeks away, and the Royals, who already have dealt right-hander Homer Bailey and catcher Martin Maldonado, are still looking to move more players with expiring contracts before July 31. At the top of the list are left-hander Jake Diekman and..." July 20

  • Astros Designate Tyler White

    Houston Chronicle "The Astros designated Tyler White for assignment after Friday's game while calling up righthander Jose Urquidy from Class AAA Round Rock as Saturday's starting pitcher against the Rangers. Houston now has seven days to trade White or expose him to waivers. If White goes..." July 20

  • David Bell has already set the Reds' single-season record for manager ejections and it's only July

    Cincinnati Enquirer "Called out on strikes in the first inning Friday, Cincinnati Reds third baseman Eugenio Suárez didn’t hide his disagreement from home-plate umpire Carlos Torres. Suárez flipped his left hand in the air, walked behind home plate and pointed toward the plate. Suárez and..." July 20

  • Andruw Jones Warns HOF Voters 'Jeter Better Be Unanimous Pick!!!'

    TMZ "Hall of Fame voters ... listen up, Atlanta Braves legend Andruw Jones says Derek Jeter better be a unanimous selection next year -- OR HE'S GOING TO BE PISSED!!! "If Jeter don't get 100 percent," Jones tells TMZ Sports ... "we got a problem..." July 20

  • Missing out on Hall of Fame doesn't upset former pitcher Tommy John. He's too busy playing golf

    USA Today "Tommy John’s dad always told him not to worry about things beyond his control. It’s not constructive behavior, he’d say, and it won’t change a thing. So the former MLB pitcher who ended his legendary career 30 years ago isn’t too..." July 20

  • Slumping Padres decide to recall Luis Urias, Adrian Morejon

    San Diego Union-Tribune "There comes a time when a player has to prove himself in the major leagues, when hitting balls all over Triple-A ballparks serves no real purpose. The Padres have determined Luis Urias to be at such a juncture. The organization’s top-ranked position prospect, who..." July 20

  • Nathan Eovaldi Ready For His New Role In Red Sox Bullpen

    CBS Boston "Nathan Eovaldi is ready to return to the Boston Red Sox. He’ll do so in a different role than he had in April, but one he’s confident that he can handle. Eovaldi proved that he could provide some important innings out of the Boston bullpen last postseason, serving as the..." July 20

  • Orioles Re-Sign Jace Peterson

    12 Up "Jace Peterson had a difficult 2018 season, as he hit at the mendoza line and only drove in 28 runs. Still, Peterson has a place in the MLB due to his defensive versatility and the Baltimore Orioles have decided to bring the utility man back on a minor-league deal. ??Peterson..." July 20

  • Why the Mets’ chances of trading Wilson Ramos are slim

    New York Post "As disappointing as Wilson Ramos has performed for the Mets in his first season, some level of hope had existed in recent weeks among team officials that a trade market might materialize for the veteran catcher. But the inquiries so far have been scarce, according to industry sources,..." July 20

  • One trade each World Series contender must make

    Sportsnaut "As MLB’s trade deadline draws near, the potential lingers for major shakeups that will have a lasting impact on what team thrives in October and wins the World Series. This could be a special year when several marquee names move and the biggest impact could be seen on the..." July 19

  • Angels designate Matt Harvey and his 7.09 ERA for assignment as tough 2019 for former star continues

    CBS Sports "The Los Angeles Angels on Friday announced that they've designated right-hander Matt Harvey for assignment. That means Harvey has been removed from the 40-man roster, and the Angels now have one week to trade him or place him on irrevocable waivers. Harvey, 30,..." July 19

  • Report: Yankees heavily scouting Marcus Stroman vs. Tigers

    The Score "The New York Yankees are doing their homework and have a significant scouting presence on hand at Comerica Park to watch Toronto Blue Jays right-hander Marcus Stroman take on the Detroit Tigers on Friday, Jon Morosi of MLB..." July 19

  • Nationals change diagnosis on Max Scherzer, who will miss at least one more start

    Washington Post "Max Scherzer, initially thought to be dealing with a mid-back strain, will miss at least one more start after the Nationals gave him a cortisone shot for inflammation in the bursa under the shoulder blade. The condition, known as scapulothoracic bursitis, will cause the right-hander..." July 19

  • Mike Trout is so good, he already has a higher WAR than most Hall of Famers

    SB Nation "Six players will be inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame on Sunday. All had incredible careers, but five of them have fewer Wins Above Replacement (WAR) — the measure of a player’s overall value — than baseball’s current best player: Mike..." July 19

  • MLB Rumors: Giants Have ‘Pulled Back’ In Madison Bumgarner Trade Talks

    NESN "The San Francisco Giants have won six straight games, and suddenly they’re kind of in the hunt for the National League wild card. So, will that preclude them from moving their star pitcher? Possibly. Pretty much all season long, Giants ace Madison Bumgarner has been..." July 19

  • Report: D-Backs willing to eat significant portion of Zack Greinke’s salary in trade

    Larry Brown Sports "Zack Greinke is having another terrific season and would be a nice addition for a contending team in need of starting rotation help, but his salary makes him a bit less appealing. If any team is interested in acquiring the right-hander, the Arizona Diamondbacks are willing to help remedy that..." July 19

  • Each MLB Contender's Most Untouchable Prospect at 2019 Trade Deadline

    Bleacher Report "With Major League Baseball's July 31 trade deadline fast approaching, 'tis the season for postseason contenders to sacrifice their best young talent at the altar of October glory. Yet there are some prospects whom sellers shouldn't waste their time even asking..." July 19

  • Why Red Sox are reportedly monitoring Jose Abreu market

    WEEI Boston "Jose Abreu has been playing for the White Sox since 2014. He has been seemingly linked to the Red Sox that entire time. And the connection isn't stopping now. As a reminder, Abreu is the first baseman from Cuba the Red Sox came just a few million dollars away from..." July 19

  • MLB suspends Yankees' Aaron Boone for 'savage' outburst at ump

    SNY TV "Aaron Boone's 'f--king savages' tirade at home plate umpire Brennan Miller on Thursday will cost the Yankees manager a game.  MLB announced on Friday that Boone has received a one-game suspension and undisclosed fine for his "inappropriate actions, including..." July 19

  • Phillies Move Nick Pivetta To Bullpen

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Phillies will shift righty Nick Pivetta into the bullpen, manager Gabe Kaplertells reporters including Matt Breen of the Philadelphia Inquirer (via Twitter). He’ll be available in a relief capacity beginning this evening. This’ll be the second time that..." July 19

  • MLB Rumors: How Mets torpedoed Zack Wheeler’s value

    Newark Star-Ledger "With the July 31 MLB trade deadline less than two weeks away, this should be crunch time for Mets general manager Brodie Van Wagen in his first deadline as an executive. Instead, the Mets are hovering between pretending to contend and the reality of a..." July 19

  • Sportswriter Jonah Keri suspended from The Athletic after being charged with assaulting his wife

    New York Daily News "Jonah Keri, the prominent sports columnist and author, was charged with assaulting his wife, according to Montreal outlet CTV News. He was granted bail on Friday after being charged with four counts, “including three counts of assault causing bodily harm and uttering death..." July 19

  • Mike Minor ‘pissed off’ over the never-ending trade rumors

    New York Post "As baseball’s trade deadline nears, trade rumors circulate with more frequency. That’s the last thing Rangers ace Mike Minor wants. “I feel like ever since I signed it’s been a topic,”Minor told the Star-Telegram. “It’s almost like I..." July 19

  • Dodgers Reportedly Maintaining Interest in Tigers Closer Shane Greene

    12 Up "The Los Angeles Dodgers typically rely on Kenley Jansen as their closing pitcher. With the deadline less than two weeks away, they're looking to add some depth to their bullpen. One of their primary targets seems to be Detroit Tigers closing..." July 19