• Will CC Sabathia be the last MLB pitcher to win 250 games?

    SB Nation "CC Sabathia reached a milestone Wednesday with his six strong innings against Tampa Bay. The Yankees left-hander earned the victory, making Sabathia the 48th pitcher in Major League Baseball history to win 250 games. The postgame conversation included a lot of Hall..." June 19

  • Yankee ownership would add to luxury tax bill for right trade

    Larry Brown Sports "The New York Yankees face one of the biggest luxury tax bills in Major League Baseball, but they won’t let it stop them if they feel it necessary to make a big trade. The Yankees are roughly $15 million shy of passing the $246 million mark in terms of payroll. If they surpassed..." June 19

  • Is the Mets bullpen already suffering a makeover fail?

    Yardbarker "It’s still too soon to make any conclusive statements on the outcome of the Mets’ offseason roster revamping efforts. Relief pitching, in particular, can turn on a dime. But it’s safe to say that the team’s bullpen makeover is not looking pretty at this..." June 19

  • David Ortiz Not Intended Target Of Shooting ... D.R. Officials Say

    TMZ "The gunman who shot David Ortiz in the Dominican Republic earlier this month DID NOT mean to target Big Papi ... so say D.R. officials, who say it was Ortiz's FRIEND they wanted to kill. D.R. police and prosecutors just announced Sixto David Fernandez -- who was allegedly..." June 19

  • Diamondbacks To Sign First-Rounder Blake Walston

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Diamondbacks have reached an agreement with first-round left-hander Blake Walston, the team announced. Walston received $2.45MM, just below the $2,653,400 slot value, Jim Callis of MLB.com tweets. The Walston agreement brings the Diamondbacks closer to finishing their heavy..." June 19

  • CC Sabathia gets his milestone win

    New York Post "On a day the Yankees were looking to take their biggest lead of the season in the division, CC Sabathia delivered his best outing in over a month and added to his Hall of Fame résumé. The left-hander easily outdueled Blake Snell, last year’s AL Cy Young Award..." June 19

  • Zack Wheeler addresses trade rumors: ‘It's something that you don't want to think about’

    Sporting News "Zack Wheeler is trying to focus on the present. The 29-year-old starter is in the final year of his contract and the Mets could reportedly consider moving him if they fall further out of playoff contention. Wheeler addressed the trade rumors when he met with reporters..." June 19

  • J.T. Realmuto emerges as rock among Phillies' stars: 'His toughness is already legendary'

    USA Today "Wherever he goes, it seems, J.T. Realmuto’s athletic achievements aren’t so much registered on a stat sheet as they are steeped in folklore. As a high school quarterback in Oklahoma, his exploits were so staggering – 45 touchdowns on the strength of his right arm and..." June 19

  • Do Yanks prefer these pitchers to Madison Bumgarner?

    MLB.com "The Yankees are expected to add a pitcher or two before the July 31 Trade Deadline and have been linked to Giants left-hander Madison Bumgarner, but MLB Network insider Joel Sherman notes in an article for the New York Post that Bumgarner doesn’t quite match the profile of recent hurlers..." June 19

  • Xander Bogaerts on All-Star results: 'It's kind of getting annoying'

    WEEI Boston "Xander Bogaerts is downright flummoxed. Bogaerts has been an All-Star just once in his previous five years of being a full-time big leaguer. That has left the Red Sox shortstop scratching his head. And now this ... Despite entering Tuesday leading all American League..." June 19

  • Carson Smith cut loose by Red Sox

    CBS Sports "Smith (shoulder) was released by the Red Sox on Wednesday, Chris Cotillo of MassLive.com reports. Smith has been out of commission all season while working his way back from shoulder surgery he underwent last June. " June 19

  • Max Scherzer plans to pitch day after suffering broken nose

    The Score "Washington Nationals ace Max Scherzer is still planning to pitch Wednesday against the Philadelphia Phillies one day after breaking his nose during batting practice, MLB Network's Jon Heyman reports. Nationals manager Dave Martinez said Scherzer told him, "Expect me to..." June 19

  • Yankees Release Danny Farquhar

    Yahoo! Sports "Some bummer news: the Yankees have released pitcher Danny Farquhar. Farquhar signed a minor league deal with New York back in January. It was more notable than your typical minor league deal, however, as Farquhar, you may recall, suffered a brain hemorrhage from a ruptured aneurysm in..." June 19

  • MLB trade rumors: Phillies landing Tigers’ Matthew Boyd without surrendering top prospect?

    Newark Star-Ledger "Now this is a fascinating idea. As we approach the July 31 Major League Baseball trade deadline, the idea of the Detroit Tigers shopping breakout lefty Matthew Boyd is gaining steam. Among the possible destinations for the 28-year-old lefty: the..." June 19

  • Marlins acquire Cesar Puello from Angels

    CBS Sports "Puello was traded from the Angels to the Marlins on Wednesday in exchange for cash considerations. The two teams struck a deal after Puello was designated for assignment by the Angels earlier in the week. Prior to being dropped from Los Angeles' 40-man roster, Puello compiled an..." June 19

  • Hendricks, Chatwood, Alzolay and where the Cubs rotation goes from here

    NBC Sports Chicago "Kyle Hendricks' shoulder injury isn't opening the door for Adbert Alzolay to make his way into the Cubs rotation. Not initially, at least. The Cubs will hand Tyler Chatwood the ball in Hendricks' normal spot Thursday evening against the Mets at Wrigley Field,..." June 19

  • Giancarlo Stanton’s return shows his awkward place in Yankees universe

    New York Post "If the Yankees win and Giancarlo Stanton strikes out twice, does it make a sound? The answer could definitively be found Tuesday night in the Bronx: Yes, it makes a rather significant sound, a melody of boos with a “You suck!” punctuating the scene. Such is the..." June 19

  • Astros' José Altuve set to return to lineup Wednesday

    Houston Chronicle "José Altuve's presence in the Astros clubhouse on Tuesday afternoon garnered cheers, chants of his name and even paused an otherwise unstoppable card game among a throng of teammates in the far corner. Wednesday, the six-time All-Star returns in full. After..." June 19

  • Phillies need a 5th and 6th starter this weekend; who could it be?

    NBC Sports Philadelphia "Consecutive rainouts Monday and Tuesday benefited the Phillies by giving J.T. Realmuto and Jay Bruce two additional days to recover from their injuries. Had the Phils played Tuesday night, both players would have been available to pinch-hit but would have likely needed pinch-runners. Realmuto..." June 19

  • Aaron Judge Has Awesome Quote About Rejoining Yankees After Rehab Success

    12 Up "The New York Yankees are slowly but surely getting their stars back into the lineup. Giancarlo Stanton made his return on Tuesday night, and following behind is Aaron Judge, who's been out with an oblique strain. Judge recently began his rehab stint with Triple-A..." June 19

  • Mets manager admits to trying to pad Jacob deGrom’s stats

    Larry Brown Sports "If nothing else, you have to give Mickey Callaway credit for his honesty. New York Mets ace Jacob deGrom threw a gem on Tuesday, going 8.1 innings, striking out 10 batters, and allowing just two earned runs in a 10-2 win over the Atlanta Braves. Callaway, the Mets manager, pulled..." June 19

  • David Price pulled vs. Twins after 5 innings and just 73 pitches; ‘not injury related,’ team says

    Mass Live "David Price was cruising vs. the Twins here Tuesday. The Boston Red Sox lefty tossed 5 innings, allowing just one run, four hits and no walks while striking out two. But then he left the game. Mike Shawaryn relieved him to begin the sixth inning. Price was at just 73..." June 19

  • Rays’ Yandy Diaz out for second straight day with hamstring tightness

    Tampa Bay Times "The Rays were without infielder Yandy Diaz (right hamstring tightness), the team’s best hitter in the month of June, from their starting lineup for the second straight game Tuesday at Yankee Stadium. Diaz hasn't played since leaving Sunday's game in the ninth..." June 19

  • Walker Lockett is Mets’ surprising answer for Noah Syndergaard injury

    New York Post "The Mets will bring in new blood in trying to fill Noah Syndergaard’s vacancy in the rotation. To that end, the team plans to call up right-hander Walker Lockett from Triple-A Syracuse to start Thursday night against the Cubs at Wrigley Field, according to industry sources...." June 19

  • Joc Pederson’s first base experiment will leave the Dodgers’ laboratory soon

    Orange County Register "The ball trickled to Joc Pederson’s right. He reached down with his glove, fielding the ball on his backhand, then in the same motion executed a perfect no-look flip to a pitcher covering first base behind him. From his usual place in the outfield that would have been impossible. Tuesday..." June 19

  • Mets bullpen adds two fresh relievers after Jeurys Familia lands on IL

    New York Daily News "A day after the Mets bullpen coughed up seven runs and manager Mickey Callaway said the Mets have to “re-calibrate” what they’re doing, the team’s relief corps will have a new look. Jeurys Familia towed his 7.81 ERA and sore right shoulder to the 10-day injured..." June 19

  • Mariners pitcher Felix Hernandez getting a new MRI after feeling discomfort in lat area

    Seattle Times "Mariners pitcher Felix Hernandez was scheduled to undergo an MRI on Tuesday after experiencing discomfort in “his lat area and the back of his shoulder,” Mariners manager Scott Servais said. Hernandez, who has been on the injured list with a Grade 1 lat strain, pitched 2..." June 19

  • Mets' Justin Wilson scratched from rehab assignment

    SNY TV "The Mets desperately need bullpen help, but it appears they were dealt another setback in making that happen.  Justin Wilson, who has been on the IL since early May with elbow soreness, was scratched from his rehab assignment on Tuesday due to left elbow tightness, the Mets..." June 19

  • Marcus Stroman: Future with Blue Jays 'kind of out of my control'

    The Score "Toronto Blue Jays right-hander Marcus Stroman is becoming increasingly enlightened to the fact that he may not be a staple of the team's long-term plans. "I'm just starting to really, truly understand the business of baseball and the business of..." June 19

  • D-backs, top pick Corbin Carroll agree to deal

    MLB.com "The D-backs have agreed to terms with outfielder Corbin Carroll, according to MLB Pipeline's Jim Callis. The deal is for $3,745,500, which is the full-slot value for the 16th overall pick in the 2019 MLB Draft. The club has not confirmed. A left-handed hitter and thrower from..." June 19

  • Lenny Dysktra spent Father's Day weekend dumpster-diving for his $80K dentures

    USA Today "Former MLB player Lenny Dykstra has a long history of odd behavior and run-ins with the law, but even by his standards, what happened to him this weekend may have been his weirdest story yet. The former New York Mets and Philadelphia Phillies outfielder chronicled his..." June 19

  • Luis Severino expects to throw from mound next week

    Sportsnaut "Luis Severino still has many steps to go before returning to the mound. Still, the New York Yankees ace is making significant progress. On Tuesday, Severino noted that he expects to throw from the mound some time next week. That’s the first step towards his eventual..." June 18

  • M.L.B. and Players’ Union Set to Begin Early Labor Talks

    New York Times "Top officials from Major League Baseball and the M.L.B. Players’ Association met at the league office on Monday, the first step in a process that the union hopes will result in substantive changes to the sport’s labor agreement. Monday’s meeting was only to discuss..." June 18

  • Max Scherzer taken to locker room after bunting ball off face in batting practice

    Sporting News "Max Scherzer is a good hitter for a pitcher but could use some help in the bunting department. The Nationals ace was hurt during batting practice Tuesday when he fouled a ball off his face while attempting a bunt. Scherzer was taken to the locker room and coach Dave Martinez..." June 18

  • Madison Bumgarner trade should be MLB teams' priority now, history shows

    NBC Sports Bay Area "With smarter, more analytical front offices, baseball is changing before our eyes. Even in the sport's evolution, however, history can teach us a lot.  When it comes to this year's MLB trade deadline, teams should be taking a page out of baseball's history book and..." June 18

  • Yankees activate Giancarlo Stanton

    Hardball Talk "The New York Yankees have activated Giancarlo Stanton. He’ll be in the lineup in tonight’s game against the Rays. Stanton has been on the injured list since April 1 due to a left biceps strain and a left shoulder strain sustained in what Aaron Boone called a..." June 18

  • Mets' Brandon Nimmo shut down from baseball activities for 30 days with neck issue

    Newsday "Brandon Nimmo has been shut down from baseball activities for 30 days as the outfielder deals with a bulging disc in his neck, Mets manager Mickey Callaway said before Tuesday's game in Atlanta. Nimmo received a second epidural from Dr. Robert Watkins in Los..." June 18

  • Angels Release Cody Allen

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Angels have released reliever Cody Allen, per a club announcement. He had recently been designated for assignment. This move brings a formal end to Allen’s disappointingly brief tenure in Los Angeles. When he inked a one-year, $8.5MM contract with the organization over..." June 18

  • Royals GM unlikely to trade Whit Merrifield: 'The ask would be just crazy'

    The Score "The Kansas City Royals may be trudging through the 2019 season with one of the worst records in baseball, but that apparently doesn't mean they're going to unload one of their best players before the trade deadline. Royals general manager Dayton Moore stated Monday..." June 18

  • Why the NL East could be thinned to a true two-team race between the Braves and Phillies by the end of this week

    CBS Sports "Entering play on Tuesday, the National League East had four teams within nine games of the division lead: the Atlanta Braves, Philadelphia Phillies (three back), New York Mets (8.5), and Washington Nationals (nine). Calling the NL East a four-team race is a..." June 18

  • MLB Umpires Association blasts Manny Machado: Violence in the workplace is not tolerated

    Sportsnaut "San Diego Padres star Manny Machado was suspended one game by MLB for “aggressively arguing and making contact” with home plate umpire Bill Welke on Saturday. As news of his suspension broke on Monday, it was also reported that Machado is appealing it, denying he contacted..." June 18

  • Odubel Herrera's administrative leave extended through July 1

    NBC Sports Philadelphia "Administrative leave for Phillies outfielder Odubel Herrera has been extended through July 1, Major League Baseball announced on Monday afternoon.  Herrera, 27, has been on administrative leave since May 28 after he was arrested last month in New Jersey on a charge of domestic..." June 18

  • Dominican Police ID Man Who Allegedly Paid For David Ortiz To Be Shot

    Total Pro Sports "Alberto Miguel Rodriguez Mota has been identified as the man behind the hit on former Boston Red Sox star David Ortiz, who was shot in the back outside of a bar in the Dominican Republic. So, Mota is the man who is allegedly the mastermind of paying the little under $8,000 bounty and..." June 18

  • A.J. Hinch: Jose Altuve could return to Astros Wednesday

    ESPN "Houston Astros second baseman Jose Altuve could be activated as soon as Wednesday as he makes his return from a strained left hamstring that has kept him out for more than a month, manager A.J. Hinch said Tuesday. Hinch told MLB Network Radio on SiriusXM that Altuve..." June 18

  • First-place Twins place breakout star Byron Buxton on injured list following hit by pitch

    CBS Sports "The Minnesota Twins entered Tuesday 10 games ahead of Cleveland in the American League Central and tied with the Los Angeles Dodgers for the sport's largest division lead. Unfortunately, if the Twins are to maintain the gap between themselves and Cleveland, they'll..." June 18

  • Why Yankees don’t regret passing on Chris Sale, how they’re dealing with current rotation need

    Newark Star-Ledger "The last question tossed at Yankees general manager Brian Cashman during a Monday afternoon news conference started with a reminder that the Boston Red Sox offered a better package in the 2016 offseason when they acquired ace Chris Sale from the..." June 18

  • With flaws exposed and season in precarious spot, can Jacob deGrom help save Mets?

    SNY TV "After an ugly loss in which their all-too obvious flaws were exposed, the Mets suddenly find themselves 8.5 games behind the streaking Braves, and perhaps on the precipice of another lost season. In June. Again. Last year they went 5-21 in June to make the rest of the..." June 18

  • 'Very deserving of this honor': Texas Rangers to retire Michael Young's No. 10 on Aug. 31

    Dallas Morning News "Michael Young's turn has arrived. The Texas Rangers on Tuesday announced that they will retire Young's No. 10 in a pregame ceremony Aug. 31, news that comes less than two weeks after the club retired Adrian Beltre's No. 29 at Globe Life Park. The on-field..." June 18

  • David Ortiz's wife provides great update on Red Sox legend's health

    NBC Sports Boston "On a day when law enforcement identified the man who orchestrated the assassination attempt on Red Sox legend David Ortiz, good news has surfaced from the Intensive Care Unit at Massachusetts General Hospital.  According to a statement by the Red Sox on behalf of..." June 18

  • A Mets’ selloff looks inevitable — but is it in the right hands?

    New York Post "The Mets’ Now or Never Tour got off to a pathetic start. No surprise there. These Mets don’t deserve to be on the same field as the Braves. At this rate, there will be lots of changes in player personnel for these much-less-than-mediocre..." June 18