• A's land Familia from Mets for two prospects

    MLB.com "The A's have acquired reliever Jeurys Familia from the Mets for two prospects and international slot money. Will Toffey, a 23-year-old third baseman and Oakland's 17th-ranked prospect, is one of the players going to the Mets, according to MLB.com's Anthony Dicomo. The New..." July 21

  • Aroldis Chapman dismisses knee concerns after rough outing

    Larry Brown Sports "Aroldis Chapman dismissed concerns about his knee after a rough outing on Saturday. Chapman entered the New York Yankees’ game against the New York Mets looking to close things out with a 7-3 lead. Unfortunately he failed to record an out as he put on five straight, walking..." July 21

  • Cards could shake up market with Jose Martinez

    MLB Trade Rumors "When it comes to the trade market, the St. Louis Cardinals' status is very fluid. Given their hovering-around-.500 record and surprising recent managerial change, they could buy, hold or sell. If they choose to do the latter, the Cards have at least one very intriguing piece to dangle in..." July 21

  • 'Life goes on': Rebuilding Orioles begin post-Machado era

    The Score "As the Baltimore Orioles prepared Friday afternoon to step into a brave, new world, jolted days earlier into an inevitable rebuild when Manny Machado was shipped to Los Angeles for a quintet of prospects, the absence of their superstar shortstop wasn't the main focus in the visitor's..." July 21

  • Angels should sell at trade deadline, but a full blown rebuild probably won't happen

    CBS Sports "Friday night the Angels were spared the indignity of being no-hit and were simply beaten by Dallas Keuchel and the Astros (HOU 3, LAA 1). Keuchel took a no-hitter into the seventh inning and finished the night with two hits and one run allowed in 7 2/3 innings. With the loss the..." July 21

  • Orioles reportedly looking to move Zach Britton this weekend

    Sportsnaut "Now that they have traded franchise cornerstone Manny Machado, baseball’s worst team has moved on to listening to offers for reliever Zach Britton. It was reported earlier on Saturday that eight teams were interested in the Baltimore Orioles’ reliever. Now comes this..." July 21

  • Pitching prices in trade still way too high for Yankees

    SNY TV "Brian Cashman has a problem: While his need for starting pitching is obvious, neither the choices nor the prices are appealing right now. Not only that, but an alternative plan stalled when the San Diego Padres asked for Miguel Andujar for lefty reliever Brad Hand, according to..." July 21

  • Mets' Cabrera drawing interest from Brewers, D-Backs

    The Score "The New York Mets appear close to trading closer Jeurys Familia to the Oakland Athletics, and the wheeling and dealing may not end there. Another Mets player reportedly drawing interest on the trade front is infielder Asdrubal Cabrera, with MLB.com's Mark Feinsand naming the..." July 21

  • Mets' Tebow to visit specialist for injured hand

    New York Post "What else could go wrong? Tim Tebow left Thursday’s Mets Double-A contest with reported discomfort in his right hand/wrist. Tebow singled and scored the game-winning run for the Binghamton Rumble Ponies in their 3-2 win over the Trenton Thunder. The dual-athlete went..." July 21

  • Mets' Callaway unaware of Cespedes' surgery comments

    MLB.com "A day after Yoenis Cespedes returned to the Mets following a nine-and-a-half-week absence, homered, then revealed that he is battling heel issues that may require major surgery to fix, Cespedes was out of the Mets' lineup Saturday against the Yankees. Manager Mickey Callaway, who said he..." July 21

  • A’s expecting largest crowd in Oakland Coliseum history

    Sportsnaut "The Oakland Athletics will make history on Saturday night. When they face off against the San Francisco Giants in Oakland, the club projects it to be the largest crowd at an A’s game in Oakland Coliseum history. Fans in the Bay Area will be filing into the stadium in the tens of..." July 21

  • Here's how ridiculous Jose Ramirez has been this season

    The Sports Daily "It hasn’t been very long since we last talked about Jose Ramirez, but he’s having the kind of season where he needs lots of attention. The Cleveland Indians’ third baseman blasted his 30th home run against the Texas Rangers on Friday night. This dinger was..." July 21

  • Boone: Pitcher woes, standings won't affect Yanks

    ESPN "Another night has passed, and the New York Yankees have slipped yet another game deeper into the American League East standings. The combination Friday of New York's 7-5 loss to the crosstown-rival New York Mets and the Boston Red Sox's 1-0 win over Detroit pushed the Yankees..." July 21

  • Antonio Bastardo: Suspended for second PED violation

    CBS Sports "Bastardo was suspended for 140 after testing positive for Stanozolol on Friday, Rob Biertempfel of The Athletic Pittsburgh reports. The incident was Bastardo's second violation of the league's performance enhancing drug policy. The veteran lefty has been a free agent after..." July 21

  • Mets doing background work on Blue Jays exec Cherington

    Sportsnet "The New York Mets are looking at Toronto Blue Jays vice-president of baseball operations Ben Cherington as a possible GM candidate, according to ESPN’s Buster Olney. Cherington is the former GM of the Boston Red Sox and guided the team to a World Series championship in 2013. He..." July 21

  • Stephen Strasburg-Max Scherzer dugout spat leads to 'productive' meeting with manager

    CBS Sports "Nationals right-hander Stephen Strasburg on Friday night made his first start first since June 8, when he went down with shoulder inflammation. It didn't go well, as he allowed six earned in 4 2/3 innings in a loss to the Braves (ATL 8, WAS 5). After manager Dave Martinez lifted..." July 21

  • Yoenis Cespedes injury horror show somehow just got worse

    New York Post "With the clock inching toward midnight Friday night, Yoenis Cespedes dropped a double-scary health bombshell. The often-injured Cespedes said he needs to have surgery on both heels and he is not sure he can make it through the season. Not one heel. Both heels. At this point..." July 21

  • Adam Jones, Chris Davis of Orioles get stuck in elevator following game in Toronto

    USA Today "It's been a rough go for the Baltimore Orioles recently.  The team, among the worst in all of MLB, traded star Manny Machado on Wednesday. The Orioles then proceeded to lose to the Blue Jays on a walk-off in 10 innings in Toronto on Friday in their first game since..." July 21

  • Brandon Belt and his newborn son August watched the Giants on TV from the hospital

    MLB.com "The Battle of the Bay continued on Friday night. This time, the Giants took on the A's in Oakland, but there was no sign of Brandon Belt. You see, he and his wife Haylee were welcoming their son into the world -- but don't worry, he still supported his boys. Belt posted a..." July 21

  • Orioles’ Jonathan Schoop left a vacation to say goodbye to Machado

    Larry Brown Sports "Jonathan Schoop showed just how tight of a bond teammates can have. The Baltimore Orioles infielder said on Friday that he left a vacation early so he could drive to Manny Machado’s house for an in-person goodbye after the shortstop was traded to the Los Angeles Dodgers...." July 21

  • Umps who made the worst check-swing call in history of baseball suspended for rest of season

    CBS Sports "A July 17 baseball game in the Mexican League gave us what might be the single-worst call in baseball history. That phrase is frequently used for hyperbole, but two umpires agreeing that a swinging strike is a ball has to seriously be considered, if only for the pure consistency of how..." July 21

  • MLB Insider Says Yankees Are Favorite to Land Manny Machado This Offseason

    12 Up "?Though Yankees fans out there might be disappointed the team didn't land Manny Machado before the trade deadline, perhaps even bigger news could come down the road.  Yes, the ?Orioles traded Machado to the Dodgers, but he's going to be a free agent after the..." July 20

  • Sources: A’s in the hunt for Mets reliever Jeurys Familia

    San Francisco Chronicle "Looking to build up their bullpen for a stretch run, the A’s are among the teams hoping to land Mets reliever Jeurys Familia, multiple sources told The Chronicle. Familia, 28, has a 2.88 ERA and 17 saves, but the A’s are interested in acquiring the right-hander to share..." July 20

  • Cardinals' Matt Carpenter has historic outing with five extra-base hits

    ESPN "St. Louis Cardinals first baseman Matt Carpenter tied a major league record with five extra-base hits before being pulled after his third home run of the day in the Cardinals' rout of the Chicago Cubs on Friday. Carpenter, 32, went 5-for-5 with seven runs..." July 20

  • Report: Josh Hader issued tearful apology in Brewers clubhouse

    Larry Brown Sports "Josh Hader continues to make amends for some ugly tweets of his that resurfaced earlier this week. Stephen Watson of WISN 12 News in Milwaukee reported on Friday that the Brewers reliever issued an emotional apology inside the team’s clubhouse before their first game..." July 20

  • Manny Machado to wear No. 8 out of respect for Kobe Bryant

    Sportsnaut "When All-Star Manny Machado takes to the field for the Los Angeles Dodgers for the first time Friday evening, he’ll be wearing a number familiar to fans in Southern California. Machado announced on Friday that he’ll be wearing the No. 8 jersey as a way to pay his respects..." July 20

  • Nationals Reinstate Stephen Strasburg, Ryan Zimmerman

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Nationals have reinstated right-hander Stephen Strasburg from the 10-day disabled list and brought back first baseman Ryan Zimmerman from the 60-day DL, the team announced. To make room for those two, Washington optioned righties Wander Suero and Trevor..." July 20

  • Tigers place Michael Fulmer on DL with oblique injury

    Detroit Free Press "Michael Fulmer is not getting traded before the trade deadline. In a surprising move prior to their second-half opener against the Red Sox, the Detroit Tigers placed their ace right-hander on the 10-day disabled list with a left oblique strain. Fulmer reported..." July 20

  • Mets are exchanging names with teams for a Jeurys Familia trade

    Hardball Talk "Andy Martino of SNY TV reports that the Mets “have gotten to the point of exchanging names with teams” in trade talks for closer Jeurys Familia. He says that nothing is imminent, but that we should expect a Familia trade “well before the deadline.” " July 20

  • No timeline for Donaldson, Tulowitzki return

    TSN "Injuries have been a theme for the Toronto Blue Jays in the first half of the season, and it looks like the club is going to have to do some more waiting on some of their key pieces. Manager John Gibbons spoke to reporters Friday as the club returned from the All-Star Break and said..." July 20

  • CC Sabathia Wants to Return for 2019 Depending on Health

    12 Up "If C.C. Sabathia continues to play the way he has been in 2018 thus far, the New York Yankees will be sure to welcome him back with open arms for another run-out next year. Outside of ace Luis Severino, C.C. has been the team's most reliable starter, posting a 3.51 ERA..." July 20

  • Rangers calling up top prospect Willie Calhoun

    Larry Brown Sports "Willie Calhoun is finally set to make his long-awaited 2018 debut. TR Sullivan of MLB.com reports that the Texas Rangers will be calling up the top outfield prospect for Friday’s game against the Cleveland Indians. " July 20

  • On how Jacob deGrom's 'pay me or trade me' request went down

    SNY TV "Jacob deGrom's agent fired a shot at the Mets during the All-Star break, basically telling them to trade him now or sign him to a long-term extension. And the whole thing was carefully orchestrated by Team deGrom, SNY's Andy Martino explained Wednesday on SNY's Shea..." July 20

  • MLB Rumors: Red Sox Interested In Zach Britton, But They’re Far From Alone

    NESN "The Baltimore Orioles are on to Zach Britton, which means they’re going to be pretty busy. Now that the Orioles have finally traded shortstop Manny Machado, the next valuable asset the woeful O’s are expected to move is closer Zach Britton. Baltimore is expected..." July 20

  • Minority owners said ready to sell 10 percent stake in NY Mets

    New York Post "The Mets may soon find out if they are losers off the field as well. At least three minority owners are set to sell a combined stake of roughly 10 percent in the MLB franchise, according to a report. The stakes, held by cable TV providers Comcast and Charter Communications,..." July 20

  • Mariners give manager Scott Servais a multi-year contract extension

    Seattle Times "General manager Jerry Dipoto said he couldn’t imagine doing his job without Scott Servais as the Mariners’ manager. Now, he won’t have to consider that possibility. On Friday, Dipoto announced he had given Servais a multi-year contract extension to remain the..." July 20

  • What exactly did the Orioles get in return for Manny Machado?

    NBC Sports Washington "So, the Orioles made some headlines earlier this week. I’m not sure if you’ve heard, but minor league pitcher Asher Wojciechowski exercised his opt-out clause and is no longer with the organization. Please keep Orioles fans in your thoughts during this trying time. As..." July 20

  • Here's why the Giants could trade off veterans despite remaining in the playoff race

    CBS Sports "The San Francisco Giants are in a tough spot. Technically, the Giants remain in the playoff picture. They'll begin play Friday four games back in both the National League West and the hunt for the second wild-card spot. Yet the path to the postseason is more complicated..." July 20

  • MLB Rumors: Clint Frazier key chip in possible Yankees pursuit of Tigers' Michael Fulmer?

    Newark Star-Ledger "Could Clint Frazier be the key to landing a starting pitcher for the Yankees? As the countdown to the July 31 MLB trade deadline continues, the Yankees are still searching for an impact starting pitcher to land in a blockbuster. One name..." July 20

  • Brewers, who wouldn't part with top prospects for Manny Machado, now face tough stretch

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "Anyone who thought Milwaukee Brewers general manager David Stearns was going to reveal what he offered the Baltimore Orioles for Manny Machado has never met him. Having lost to the Los Angeles Dodgers in the pursuit for the biggest bat on the trade market, Stearns would only say..." July 20

  • Clint Frazier is pulled from Triple-A game with possible concussion symptoms

    New York Daily News "Not again. Clint Frazier was pulled from Thursday's Triple-A Scranton game for precautionary reasons related to possible concussion symptoms, according to The Times-Tribune. Frazier may have suffered the injury while diving for a ball in the first inning, which he..." July 20

  • As Jose Martinez moves to bench role, Cards could move toward trading him

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "The Cardinals’ shift to a glove-first lineup and commitment to Dexter Fowler in right field has left Jose Martinez and his 56 RBIs with, essentially, a bench role. President of baseball operations John Mozeliak agrees “when you’re going down that path, yes, that does..." July 20

  • Rays call up C Adam Moore to replace injured Wilson Ramos

    Tampa Bay Times "The Rays made the easiest move to replace injure C Wilson Ramos, calling up journeyman Adam Moore from Triple-A. Moore, 34, has played parts of eight seasons in the majors, last with the Indians in 2016 and before that with the Mariners, Royals and Padres. Moore played in 96 games,..." July 20

  • Lance McCullers calls out MLB for failing to market star players

    Larry Brown Sports "Major League Baseball has been trying to find ways to offset declining attendance and television ratings for quite some time, and one star pitcher thinks he knows what the league’s biggest issue is. In his weekly appearance on Sports 610 Radio Thursday, Houston Astros starter..." July 20

  • Inside the Yankees’ years-long pursuit of Gleyber Torres

    New York Post "When Brian Cashman pulled the trigger on the trade that sent Aroldis Chapman to the Cubs nearly two years ago, he quickly texted Donny Rowland, the Yankees’ head of international scouting. “?‘We finally got him,’?’’ the general manager told Rowland...." July 20

  • Report: Padres Star Prospect Fernando Tatis Jr. Might Have Ligament Damage in Thumb

    12 Up "Whether you are a ?San Diego Padres fan or not, the news about ?Fernando Tatis Jr. is a real bummer. Yesterday, San Diego's top prospect left the game after injuring his left thumb when he slid into second base. Tatis Jr. had an X-ray this morning and will..." July 20

  • Yoenis Cespedes Likely To Return Friday

    MLB Trade Rumors "After a two-month layoff, Mets left fielder Yoenis Cespedes is poised to return from the disabled list Friday, Anthony DiComo of MLB.com reports. With the Mets set to play a three-game series at Yankee Stadium, Cespedes will likely slot in at DH over the weekend, per..." July 20

  • Billy Bean, MLB to meet with Josh Hader on Friday: 'He has a job to do'

    USA Today "Milwaukee Brewers reliever Josh Hader, whose racist, misogynistic and homophobic tweets were unearthed Tuesday night, overshadowing the All-Star Game and ruining the greatest moment of his baseball career, will now face perhaps the most uncomfortable day of his life. Hader is..." July 20

  • Shohei Ohtani cleared to begin throwing, could pitch again this season

    Larry Brown Sports "Shohei Ohtani has already returned to the Los Angeles Angels lineup as a hitter, and now seeing him on the mound again may not be too far off either. The Angels announced on Thursday that the rookie star has been medically cleared to begin a throwing program after showing continued..." July 20

  • Rays should trade Chris Archer

    Tampa Bay Times "Chris Archer wants the Rays to get going. Trade more veterans. Bring back Willy Adames and bring up the next group of kids. Get on with getting better, and get back to reaching the postseason, as they did four times over six years that seems a long time ago. "If I'm..." July 20

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