• Red Sox catcher proclaims team ‘back’ after sweep of Orioles

    Larry Brown Sports "The Boston Red Sox have had a very uneven season, but one of their players thinks this weekend’s sweep of the Baltimore Orioles could mark a turning point. Catcher Christian Vazquez celebrated the team’s three-game sweep in Baltimore by announcing to assembled reporters..." June 17

  • Craig Kimbrel to join Cubs' Triple-A affiliate, will pitch on Tuesday

    Yardbarker "Cubs free agent acquisition Craig Kimbrel is scheduled to join the Triple-A Iowa Cubs, according to Mark Gonzales of the Chicago Tribune. Since signing with his new club, Kimbrel had been working at the Cubs’ complex in Arizona, but he will now travel to Sacramento for his first game..." June 16

  • Yankees' Clint Frazier calls Triple-A demotion 'tough pill to swallow'

    The Score "Not everyone on the New York Yankees is excited about the arrival of recently acquired slugger Edwin Encarnacion. To make room for the designated hitter's arrival, the club optioned outfielder Clint Frazier to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, manager Aaron Boone announced Sunday,..." June 16

  • Yankees send Clint Frazier down after making Edwin Encarnacion deal

    Larry Brown Sports "Clint Frazier continues to struggle to nail down a spot on the New York Yankees’ roster. Manager Aaron Boone announced Sunday that Frazier would be sent down to Triple-A to clear a roster spot for trade acquisition Edwin Encarnacion. The 24-year-old outfielder just..." June 16

  • Astros GM offers blue print for how Blue Jays can succeed in rebuild

    Sportsnet "Over the past week the Toronto Blue Jays experienced both ends of baseball’s competitive cycle, starting at the bottom by taking two of three from the Baltimore Orioles before avoiding a sweep by the now-we’re-here Houston Astros. As you no doubt have picked up on, at the moment..." June 16

  • Giancarlo Stanton to make Yankees return on Tuesday

    The Score "New York Yankees outfielder/designated hitter Giancarlo Stanton will return to his team's lineup on Tuesday, manager Aaron Boone told reporters, including ESPN's Coley Harvey on Sunday. " June 16

  • How are Yankees’ Aaron Judge, Giancarlo doing on Triple-A rehab?

    Newark Star-Ledger "It appeared that Yankees sluggers Aaron Judge and Giancarlo Stanton each made it through Saturday’s game without Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre without an incident. Judge went 0-for-4 with a strikeout. Stanton went hitless in four at-bats with three..." June 16

  • Zack Wheeler Drawing Interest

    MLB Trade Rumors "To state the obvious, this season hasn’t gone according to plan for the Mets. They’re the owners of a 34-36 record, staring at a 5 1/2-game deficit in their division and a five-game mark for the National League’s second wild card. First-time general manager Brodie Van Wagenen..." June 16

  • Mets Place Noah Syndergaard on IL with Hamstring Injury

    Bleacher Report "An injury to Noah Syndergaard will have the New York Mets scrambling to keep pace in the National League East. According to Joel Sherman of the New York Post, Syndergaard left Saturday night's game against the St. Louis Cardinals because of a right hamstring strain. On Sunday, the..." June 16

  • Mets activate Robinson Cano, in lineup vs. Cardinals

    SNY TV "After a stint on the IL with a left quad injury, Robinson Cano has finally returned to the Mets.  Cano has been on a rehab assignment, with his most recent step in Triple-A Syracuse. But, on Saturday, he was seen with the Mets at Citi Field going through workouts in the..." June 16

  • Edwin Encarnacion can’t pitch, but it’s still a winning move by Yankees

    New York Post "Can Edwin Encarnacion pitch? Kidding, kidding. And you had best be kidding if you pose the same question. Of course the Yankees’ surprise acquisition of the American League home run leader Encarnacion from the Mariners doesn’t cure their starting rotation woes,..." June 16

  • Diamondbacks To Sign First-Rounder Drey Jameson

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Diamondbacks have agreed to a deal with 34th overall pick Drey Jameson, MLB.com’s Jim Callis reports (Twitter link).  Jameson was one of two compensatory first-rounders awarded to the D’Backs after Patrick Corbin and A.J. Pollock rejected qualifying offers and left in free..." June 16

  • Noah Syndergaard leaves Mets' win over Cardinals with right hamstring strain

    Newsday "Even when the Mets win lately, they lose. They beat the Cardinals, 8-7, on Saturday night, but Noah Syndergaard left in the seventh inning because of a strained right hamstring. Then the Mets’ best relievers — Robert Gsellman, Seth Lugo and Edwin Diaz — combined to..." June 16

  • Yankees acquire Edwin Encarnacion from Mariners

    SNY TV "The Yankees were already set to get a boost to the lineup when Giancarlo Stanton and Aaron Judge return, and now the lineup will be even more potent. The Yankees have acquired Edwin Encarnacion in a trade with the Seattle Mariners, sources confirmed to SNY Insider Andy Martino..." June 16

  • The year of the home run continues, with MLB as a whole and these three teams on record pace for dingers

    CBS Sports "On Friday, MLB teams ganged up for 55 home runs in total. That came after the Phillies and Diamondbacks perpetrated this against each other's moundsmen on Monday:. Those 13 homers in a single game are an MLB record.  Speaking of MLB records, the league and its..." June 16

  • Ex-MLB Star Jim Edmonds’ Wife Rips Him To Pieces After He Cheated On Her While Pregnant

    Total Pro Sports "Meghan King Edmonds did not ask for this, but she is now embroiled in a scandal that her husband created when his actions. Former St. Louis Cardinals star Jim Edmonds admitted to having an affair with another woman earlier this week after damning texts and direct messages were exposed..." June 16

  • Ronald Guzman Switches Agencies

    MLB Trade Rumors "Rangers first baseman Ronald Guzman has changed agencies and is now being represented by the Boras Corporation, Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News reports.  As Grant notes, Guzman becomes the latest in a notable line of Boras clients on the Texas roster, including Joey Gallo, Elvis..." June 16

  • Cubs Considering Promoting Adbert Alzolay

    Chicago Sun-Times "An already tough Cubs road trip went from bad to worse Saturday, when right-hander Kyle Hendricks went on the injured list because of what he described as “discomfort” in his right shoulder. Hendricks said he began noticing something while playing catch in the days leading..." June 16

  • Twins retire Joe Mauer's No. 7 in emotional ceremony

    MLB.com "Joe Mauer had never worn the No. 7 in his life -- in any sport -- before he found a jersey with the number hanging in a locker in Elizabethton, Tenn., as an 18-year-old playing rookie ball. "To be honest, it wouldn't have mattered to me what number that was hanging in my..." June 16

  • Mets GM hints team could still buy at trade deadline

    Larry Brown Sports "At 33-36, the New York Mets sit firmly in third place in the NL East, and have failed to generate much momentum this year. Despite it all, they are, perhaps optimistically, refusing to rule out adding pieces at the July 31 trade deadline. General manager Brodie Van Wagenen did not..." June 15

  • Nationals’ Anthony Rendon trade is ‘possible’

    Sportsnaut "As the Washington Nationals continue to sit near the bottom of the standings, the fate of third baseman Anthony Rendon’s tenure in Washington hangs in the balance. According to FOX Sports’ Ken Rosenthal, Washington’s star third baseman could potentially emerge as a..." June 15

  • White Sox may want to add controllable starter

    Sporting News "The White Sox might not be sellers at the trade deadline this year at all. According to MLB insider Ken Rosenthal, Chicago might be willing to go out and add a starting pitcher at the trade deadline. Now, the key part of this report is the White Sox are looking to add a..." June 15

  • Pirates Sign Darnell Sweeney To Minors Contract

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Pirates have signed utilityman Darnell Sweeney to a minor league contract, John Dreker of Pirates Prospects reports.  Sweeney will report to the Bucs’ Triple-A affiliate. Sweeney appeared in two games with the Blue Jays last season, which marked his first taste of Major..." June 15

  • What will the Cincinnati Reds do at the Trade Deadline? It's still too early to call

    Cincinnati Enquirer "Are the Reds exactly what their record says they are or have they shown potential to be in the playoff mix with their Major League-leading 24 losses by one or two runs? The answer to that question could determine how many moves the Reds make in the next seven weeks before MLB’s July..." June 15

  • Babe Ruth jersey sells for over $5.6M, sets sports memorablia record

    The Score "A New York Yankees road jersey worn by Babe Ruth sold for $5,640,000 on Saturday, setting a record for the most expensive piece of sports memorabilia ever sold, according to a press release from Hunt Auctions. "The legacy and significance of Babe Ruth to the game of baseball and..." June 15

  • Mets acquire Brooks Pounders from Indians

    Hardball Talk "The Mets have acquired right-handed reliever Brooks Pounders from the Indians for cash considerations, the teams reported Saturday. Despite his limited and varied major-league experience, Pounders has put up intriguing numbers at the Triple-A level and is expected to step into a..." June 15

  • David Ortiz’s ‘Guardian Angel’ Drove The Red Sox Star To The Hospital In His Rolls-Royce

    Inquisitr "Doctors are crediting the quick thinking of bystanders with saving the life of David “Big Papi” Ortiz after he got shot at a Dominican Republic bar. The Daily Mail says that local business owner Eliezer Salvador rushed a wounded Ortiz into his Rolls-Royce and drove at..." June 15

  • Bud Selig was not happy when Barry Bonds passed Hank Aaron as home run king. His new book explains.

    USA Today "People who know Bud Selig well, especially those who have worked with or for him over a number of years, will tell you that he moves at his own pace. At times, that pace is, shall we say, deliberate. Such was the case in writing his autobiography, For The Good Of The Game, which..." June 15

  • Adam Jones Opens Up About Invoking 10-And-5 Rights

    MLB Trade Rumors "To the casual baseball fan, 10-and-5 Rights are little more than an annoyance that get in the way of otherwise stimulating trade content in July, but for players, this rarely-achieved benchmark represents a kind of hallowed ground. Ten years of MLB service time and five with the same..." June 15

  • The Mets Might Just Need to Cut Ties With Jeurys Familia After Latest Debacle

    12 Up "The Mets blew a late-game lead once again, sound familia? After closer Edwin Diaz let one slip away Thursday night in an eventual Mets loss that carried over into Friday due to suspended play, setup man Jeurys Familia blew his assignment Friday night. He allowed Met killer and..." June 15

  • Joe Maddon critical of umpire CB Bucknor

    Larry Brown Sports "Umpire CB Bucknor is not a popular guy around Major League Baseball, and Chicago Cubs manager Joe Maddon is the latest to publicly criticize him. The Cubs did not like Bucknor’s strike zone in a 5-3 loss to the Los Angeles Dodgers on Friday. After the game, Maddon took a direct..." June 15

  • Angels’ Cody Allen designated for assignment amid ongoing struggles

    Los Angeles Times "Cody Allen’s ongoing struggles have cost him a place on the Angels’ roster. Allen was designated for assignment by the Angels on Saturday, a day after he gave up four hits and four runs in 2/3 of an inning during the team’s 9-4 loss to the Tampa Bay..." June 15

  • Clayton Kershaw defends Yu Darvish ahead of return to Dodger Stadium

    Orange County Register "In the eyes of many, Yu Darvish will be returning to the scene of the crime Saturday night. The Japanese right-hander will start for the Chicago Cubs against the Dodgers, his first start at Dodger Stadium since he robbed the Dodgers of any chance to win the 2017 World Series –..." June 15

  • Jim Edmonds On Nude Text Message Scandal 'Just a Weak Moment'

    TMZ "MLB legend Jim Edmonds says he and his wife are on the road to repairing their marriage after he admitted to texting nude selfies to another woman ... telling TMZ Sports, "I made a mistake." Here's the backstory ... Edmonds has been under fire this week after a woman put..." June 15

  • Luke Voit upset by Lucas Giolito throwing up and in after HR: 'It's a bunch of BS'

    The Score "Luke Voit didn't appreciate the location of a Lucas Giolito fastball in the third inning of Friday night's game. The New York Yankees slugger hit a home run off the Chicago White Sox right-hander in the opening frame, and Giolito threw high and tight his next time..." June 15

  • Nick Castellanos sees little hope of getting extension with Tigers

    Detroit News "It’s been a journey for Nick Castellanos. From first-round pick in the 2010 draft to his ascent through the Tigers farm system, from his debut in 2013 to an uncertain future this season. Castellanos, 27, has been seeking a contract extension, but it’s looking..." June 15

  • Padres Would Need “Overwhelming Offer” To Trade Kirby Yates

    MLB.com "Kirby Yates is a trade candidate this summer, because, well, everyone is a trade candidate in the eyes of Padres general manager A.J. Preller. This is the same Preller, after all, who once said he'd be willing to trade Fernando Tatis Jr. if he got "two Tatises" in..." June 15

  • For Mets, there’s no relief in sight — literally and figuratively

    New York Post "First Edwin Diaz faced the music, as Jeurys Familia waited nearby at his locker. Then it was Familia’s turn. Batter up. “I think for any athlete, sometimes they do have bad seasons,” Familia said through a translator after goating a demoralizing 9-5 loss to the..." June 15

  • The Yankees’ Rotation Looks Like A Problem

    MLB Trade Rumors "Although the Yankees haven’t gotten an inning from injured ace Luis Severino this year, their rotation has done a decent job weathering his absence to this point. As of this writing, the Yankees’ starting staff ranks 10th in the majors in K/BB ratio, 12th in ERA and 13th in fWAR,..." June 15

  • Marcell Ozuna On Big Papi Attack 'I Have To Watch My Back In D.R. Now'

    TMZ "Cardinals superstar Marcell Ozuna says he ain't scared to return to the D.R. after David Ortiz was shot Sunday ... but he tells TMZ Sports he will have to watch his back in his home country now. "I'ma be careful," the 28-year-old Santo Domingo native..." June 15

  • Astros selling Cavan Biggio jerseys during series vs. Blue Jays

    The Score "Houston Astros fans can now line up and purchase Toronto Blue Jays jerseys in their own team store. During the Father's Day weekend series, the Astros are featuring the jersey of Blue Jays second baseman Cavan Biggio, who is notably the son of Hall of Famer Craig..." June 15

  • Wilson Ramos learns his wife is pregnant while standing in on-deck circle

    Sporting News "Mets catcher Wilson Ramos was having a routine game Thursday night until he was thrown a curveball - figuratively. Ramos was in the on-deck circle in the fourth inning of the Mets' game against the Cardinals when his wife, Yely Ramos, held up a sign from the..." June 15

  • Athletics, first-round pick Logan Davidson agree to terms

    Yardbarker "The Athletics have agreed to terms with Logan Davidson, their top pick in the 2019 draft, according to Jim Callis of MLB.com (via Twitter). A shortstop out of Clemson, Davidson will receive the full slot value of his No. 29 overall selection — a $2,424,600 bonus. Davidson, 21,..." June 15

  • Yankees look old and broken down, and it has to stop

    New York Post "The Yankees looked old and tired Friday night. Remember when we used to say that all the time about this club, even as it slogged its way to championships or at least division titles? The great sell-off of 2016, which begat the Baby Bombers, made way for a new, exciting era..." June 15

  • Miguel Cabrera passes Chipper Jones on all-time HR list

    Sportsnaut "It’s been a legendary career for Detroit Tigers slugger Miguel Cabrera and he added to it on Friday with a historic home run to pass an all-time great on the all-time home run list. In the second inning, Cabrera showed off the vintage swing and sent a towering shot over the..." June 15

  • Mets designate struggling Hector Santiago after ERA jumps to 6.75

    Yardbarker "The Mets have designated left-hander Hector Santiago for assignment, according to Anthony DiComo of MLB.com. A former starter for the White Sox, Angels and Twins, the 31-year-old Santiago joined the Mets on a minor league deal over the winter. Santiago didn’t crack the..." June 15

  • Rockies Release Jorge De La Rosa

    CBS Sports "De La Rosa (oblique) was released by the Rockies on Friday, Thomas Harding of MLB.com reports. De La Rosa agreed to a minor-league contract with the Rockies in April, but he failed to make a minor-league appearance prior to his release due to an oblique injury. " June 15

  • Blue Jays’ Vladimir Guerrero Jr. avoids major hand injury after being hit by pitch

    Sportsnet "Vladimir Guerrero Jr. escaped major injury after being hit on the left hand by a 96.3 m.p.h. fastball from Gerrit Cole, as X-Rays showed no fracture, the Toronto Blue Jays said. Guerrero was hit during his first plate appearance Friday against the Houston Astros, doubling over in pain..." June 15

  • Max Scherzer passes Bob Feller and Warren Spah on all-time strikeout list

    Federal Baseball "Max Scherzer took the mound tonight against Arizona in the nation’s capital in the midst of an impressive run over his last four turns in the rotation, with one run or fewer allowed in those outings, and a 0.67 ERA, five walks, 39 Ks, and a .198/.243/.277 line against in 27 IP in that..." June 15

  • The Twins’ MLB-leading offense is powered by 4 key offseason acquisitions

    SB Nation "The Minnesota Twins have the best record in baseball and own the largest divisional lead in the sport, thanks largely in part to an offense that leads the world in runs scored and home runs, along with several other categories. The core of the burgeoning offense is..." June 14