• Farhan Zaidi: Giants 'have not been the aggressors' in Madison Bumgarner talks

    The Score "The San Francisco Giants may have one of the most coveted arms on the market this trade season, but they're letting suitors come to them. Giants president of baseball operations Farhan Zaidi recently rebuffed reports his club has pulled back from trade talks involving Madison..." July 21

  • Mets believe they can ‘still get a solid return’ for Zack Wheeler despite injury

    New York Post "Zack Wheeler may throw a full bullpen session as early as Sunday, possibly the final step before he is considered for activation from the injury list. The right-hander has not pitched in two weeks because of an impingement in his right shoulder. If the Mets are going to deal Wheeler..." July 21

  • Teams unwilling to meet asking price for Whit Merrifield

    Larry Brown Sports "Whit Merrifield would be one of the more in-demand players in baseball at this year’s trade deadline, but the Kansas City Royals’ asking price is reportedly proving prohibitive. According to Jon Morosi of MLB.com, teams have turned their attention to Toronto’s Eric..." July 21

  • Report: Blue Jays’ Daniel Hudson, Eric Sogard drawing trade interest

    Sportsnet "Multiple teams have reportedly shown interest in Toronto Blue Jays reliever Daniel Hudson and utility man Eric Sogard according to MLB Network’s Jon Morosi. Hudson has appeared in 40 games this season posting a 5-2 record with a 2.72 ERA along with two saves in 43 innings. The..." July 21

  • Are the Yankees interested in Rangers starter Mike Minor?

    Sporting News "The Yankees have been linked to another pitcher. New York sent scouts to watch Rangers left-hander Mike Minor's start against the Astros this weekend and the team has some level of interest in him, according to the Dallas Morning News. The Yankees farm system is..." July 21

  • Braves and Blue Jays Trade for Marcus Stroman and Ken Giles Once Again a Possibility

    12 Up "As we approach the July 31 trade deadline for the MLB, reports have heated up about possible moves. Among those reports, the Atlanta Braves have been rumored to have interest in the Toronto Blue Jays ace Marcus Stroman along with relief pitcher Ken Giles. Although a trade between the..." July 21

  • Danny Santana Drawing Trade Interest

    MLB Trade Rumors "At the All-Star break, the Rangers sat on the brink of playoff contention, looking like a team that could be a surprise bet to conservatively buy at the trade deadline. However, any hopes of contention look to be quickly vanishing, and the front office may not have to debate whether to buy or..." July 21

  • Francisco Lindor's one-handed HR should be evidence of MLB's juiced baseballs

    USA Today "Cleveland Indians shortstop Francisco Lindor is a strong dude who is capable of hitting a lot of dingers — nobody is denying that. He hit 38 home runs last season and 33 the year before that. But few would expect Lindor to be able to hit a one-handed, upper-cut home run from one..." July 21

  • Twins displaying ‘continued interest’ in Marcus Stroman

    CBS Sports "The Atlanta Braves were among the teams with scouts in attendance at Marcus Stroman's start on Friday, per David O'Brien of The Athletic.  The Braves' interest in Stroman is no surprise. League sources have informed CBS Sports that Atlanta is pursuing other..." July 21

  • Dodgers will try to ‘not be stupid’ with moves

    Larry Brown Sports "The Los Angeles Dodgers are 15 games ahead of their nearest NL West foe and have essentially wrapped up the division race by the end of July, but there’s an acceptance that there’s still work to be done on the roster. That work just has to make sense. The Dodgers’..." July 21

  • Roster turnover imminent for Blue Jays as trade deadline approaches

    Sportsnet "Saturday night, as whipping winds and heavy rain swirled around him, Trent Thornton stood on the mound at Comerica Park getting drenched. His start against the Detroit Tigers was being interrupted after only three innings by a flash storm, and as blue-shirted groundscrew members raced to..." July 21

  • Blue Jays’ Edwin Jackson elects for free agency, Nick Kingham assigned to triple-A

    CBS Sports "Jackson cleared release waivers and has elected to enter free agency, John Lott of The Athletic reports. Jackson was designated for assignment by the Blue Jays on Tuesday. " July 21

  • Yankees Can't Rely on James Paxton When They'll Need Him Most

    12 Up "This wasn't how Yankees fans envisioned their big offseason trade panning out. New York acquired James Paxton and sent a couple of top prospects to the Seattle Mariners with hopes that the veteran left-hander would vie for the staff ace job or at the very least solidify himself as..." July 21

  • Tigers reportedly have very high asking price for closer Shane Greene

    Yardbarker "Any team that wants to acquire Detroit Tigers closer Shane Greene is going to have to pay up. According to Jason Beck of MLB.com, the Washington Nationals have interest in Greene, but the Tigers asked them for top prospect Carter Kieboom in return. That’s a very high..." July 21

  • Pirates GM: No plans to trade Felipe Vazquez

    MLB.com "Neal Huntington is going to field plenty of phone calls and text messages over the next 10 days. Of course he is -- that’s his job leading up to the Trade Deadline. But even if the Pirates trade away veterans for prospects, the general manager won’t be picking up his phone to offer..." July 21

  • Seattle Mariners' Edgar Martinez tells classic Randy Johnson anecdote during Hall of Fame induction speech

    USA Today "Randy Johnson has long lobbied for his friend and former teammate Edgar Martinez to take his rightful place alongside the fire-balling lefty in the baseball Hall of Fame. On Sunday, that officially became a reality in Cooperstown, New York, with Martinez's induction.  The two..." July 21

  • Matt Harvey cut loose by Angels

    CBS Sports "The Angels requested unconditional release waivers on Harvey on Sunday. They gave him a one-year, $11 million contract this past offseason, and Harvey proceeded to log a 7.09 ERA in 12 starts while being worth negative-0.3 fWAR. " July 21

  • Roy Halladay’s Widow Tears Up at Hall of Fame Induction

    Heavy "Roy Halladay was posthumously inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, less than two years after his untimely death in a tragic plane crash. Halladay’s widow, Brandy, took the stage and accepted the award on behalf of her late husband. There wasn’t..." July 21

  • Mariners acquire Matt Magill from Twins

    MLB.com "Seattle Mariners Executive Vice President & General Manager of Baseball Operations Jerry Dipoto announced today that the Mariners have acquired right-handed pitcher Matt Magill from Minnesota in exchange for cash considerations. With the transaction, the Mariners' Major League..." July 21

  • Andrew Cashner Would Have Sat Out If Traded To Undesirable Team

    Mass Live "New Red Sox starter Andrew Cashner wasn’t just going to go pitch for any team that acquired him this summer. Even without a no-trade clause in his contract, the righty would have considered sitting out of the rest of the season (and forfeiting the remainder of his salary) if the fit..." July 21

  • Giants part ways with pitcher Derek Holland, infielder Ryder Jones

    San Francisco Chronicle "Derek Holland, the left-handed pitcher who resurrected an injury-plagued career with the Giants last season and earned a $7.5 million contract for 2019, only to have a rough season and lose his rotation spot, has been cut. The Giants announced Sunday they have designated Holland for..." July 21

  • Corey Kluber (broken arm) throws 30 pitches off mound

    CBS Sports "Kluber (forearm) will throw his next bullpen session Wednesday, Tom Withers of the Associated Press reports. He is traveling with the team to Toronto and will throw what is reportedly his third bullpen session. " July 21

  • Cubs Interested in Tigers OF Nicholas Castellanos

    Bleacher Nation "Hello. Just two days ago, we did some dot-connecting about the Cubs scouting the definitely-selling Tigers, discussing just how good the fit is with outfielder Nicholas Castellanos. And what do you know, from a Detroit News sportswriter, the boom. THIS ONE HAS SOME..." July 21

  • Joe Maddon calls out Addison Russell after mistake-filled performance

    Larry Brown Sports "Chicago Cubs manager Joe Maddon is not known for calling out his players publicly, but he didn’t resist after Addison Russell’s performance on Saturday. The Cubs shortstop made a litany of mistakes, including three baserunning errors and a mistake in the..." July 21

  • Rockies designate Mark Reynolds for assignment

    The Score "The Colorado Rockies have designated first baseman Mark Reynolds for assignment, the team announced Sunday. The club also recalled right-hander Jeff Hoffman, selected the contract of left-hander Sam Howard from Triple-A Albuquerque, and optioned right-hander Antonio Senzatela. " July 21

  • Wade Boggs backs Dennis Eckersley in feud with David Price

    Yahoo! Sports "In altercations like the one between David Price and Dennis Eckersley, it gets big enough to where everyone starts to pick a side. In this case, it doesn't seem like many people are backing Price.  Former Sox third baseman Wade Boggs spoke to the Boston Globe's Dan..." July 21

  • Kenny Lofton 'I Belong In HOF ... I'm Better Than Tim Raines!!!'

    TMZ "Cleveland Indians legend Kenny Lofton says he belongs in the Hall of Fame ... telling TMZ Sports he was better than Tim Raines!!! "Look at my WAR and how that turns out," Lofton says. Of course, Kenny's been a Cooperstown snub for years ... and now needs a..." July 21

  • Milwaukee Brewers are winning because of Christian Yelich's hot bat

    The Sports Daily "One can make the argument that the only reason the Milwaukee Brewers are in contention at the moment in the National League Central is because of one reason and one reason only–the National League most valuable player Christian Yelich. The Brewers are in second place in their division and..." July 21

  • Orioles Designate Keon Broxton For Assignment

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Orioles announced today they’ve designated outfielder Keon Broxton for assignment. Right-handed reliever Branden Kline is up from Triple-A Norfolk to take Broxton’s place on the active roster. So continues a lost season for the 29-year-old Broxton, who enters DFA limbo..." July 21

  • 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