• 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

  • Yankees Option Mike Tauchman as Giancarlo Stanton is Expected to be Activated Tuesday

    12 Up "The Yankees are one step closer to Giancarlo Stanton's return to action. New York has optioned outfielder Mike Tauchman back to Triple-A in preparation for the hulking slugger's activation on Tuesday. June 18

  • Top 50 Trade Candidates For The 2019 MLB Trade Deadline

    MLB Trade Rumors "We’re bringing back our annual series in the run-up to the trade deadline, drawing from our power ranking approach to pending free agents. As the summer trade market develops on a fairly tight timeline, you can expect more regular updates when modifications to the list are..." June 18

  • Brewers pull plug on Brett Lawrie experiment after physical rehab benchmarks were not met

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "The Milwaukee Brewers pulled the plug on the Brett Lawrie experiment Tuesday after insufficient progress was made during 3½ months of the unique project. The Brewers signed the former major-league infielder to a minor-league deal at the outset of spring training with the..." June 18

  • Angel Hernandez — and all of labor — takes a loss in his lawsuit against MLB

    Hardball Talk "A couple of years ago umpire Angel Hernandez sued Major League Baseball alleging racial discrimination. The suit has chugged along quietly since then and we’ve not paid it much notice, but Sheryl Ring of Fangraphs has and she has a fascinating update from it that will be of..." June 18

  • Dallas Keuchel expected to make 2019 debut for surging Braves on Friday vs. Nationals

    CBS Sports "Earlier this month, the Atlanta Braves signed left-hander Dallas Keuchel to a one-year deal worth $13 million. He has since started two minor-league games, during which he's permitted three runs and recorded 13 strikeouts across 14 innings. While it's just two..." June 18

  • MLB's Team of Unknowns Could Obliterate All-Time Home Run Record

    Bleacher Report "The team that was supposed to break Major League Baseball's single-season home run record in 2019 has big-name sluggers from top to bottom. In other words, not the Minnesota Twins. In addition to an outstanding 47-24 record, the Twins have racked..." June 18

  • Pablo Sandoval leaves game after being spiked by Max Muncy

    Larry Brown Sports "Pablo Sandoval left Monday night’s San Francisco Giants-Los Angeles Dodgers after being spiked by Max Muncy. Muncy was batting with two on and two outs in the bottom of the fifth and grounded a ball up the middle. Shortstop Brandon Crawford was pulled to the second base side of..." June 18

  • Brandon Nimmo getting a second opinion on recurring neck inflammation

    New York Daily News "Brandon Nimmo, the Mets outfielder currently out due to a bulging disc in his neck, was on the West Coast while the team embarked on a three-city, 11-game road trip on Monday. Nimmo traveled to California to receive a second opinion from Dr. Robert Watkins on the recurring pain in his..." June 18

  • Yankees Monitoring Starting Pitching Market

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Yankees acquired slugger Edwin Encarnacion from the Mariners on Saturday, but that probably won’t be the last headline-grabbing deal the Bombers make before the July 31 deadline. Still in need of starting pitching, the Yankees are monitoring the market for potential rotation..." June 18

  • Blue Jays' Edwin Jackson: 'My pitching has just been horseshit'

    The Score "Veteran right-hander Edwin Jackson has struggled mightily since signing with the Toronto Blue Jays, and he's well aware of that fact after his latest outing Monday night. The 35-year-old allowed seven earned runs on six hits, three home runs, and two walks in..." June 18

  • Justin Upton makes 2019 debut, homers on first pitch he sees

    Hardball Talk "The Angels activated outfielder Justin Upton from the 60-day injured list on Monday, as the outfielder missed the first two and a half months due to a sprained toe. Manager Brad Ausmus slotted him in the cleanup spot behind Shohei Ohtani. Upton needed to see just one pitch to..." June 18

  • Cardinals third baseman Matt Carpenter beats shift, gets double with bunt

    USA Today "Well, that's one way to beat a shift. Greeted with a shifted defense in the fifth inning of the St. Louis Cardinals' game against the Miami Marlins, third baseman Matt Carpenter bucked recent baseball strategy and played some small ball. With two outs, the..." June 18

  • Padres' Manny Machado suspended one game for 'aggressively arguing' and making contact with umpire

    CBS Sports "San Diego Padres infielder Manny Machado has been suspended one game and fined an undisclosed amount for, in MLB's words, "aggressively arguing and making contact" with umpire Bill Welke. The incident occured on Saturday night during San Diego's game against the Rockies..." June 17

  • Twins and Giants Reportedly 'Moving Closer' on Madison Bumgarner Deal

    12 Up "Ever since free agent starter Dallas Keuchel signed with the Atlanta Braves and not the Yankees, the Bronx Bombers suddenly felt like clear front-runners to acquire San Francisco Giants southpaw Madison Bumgarner. The Minnesota Twins, who need to better their rotation to solidify..." June 17

  • Nationals not considering trading Max Scherzer right now

    The Score "The Washington Nationals may have a dilemma on their hands when July's trade deadline arrives. Do they move on from ace Max Scherzer? Nationals general manager Mike Rizzo says the idea is not one that's currently on the table. "We’re certainly..." June 17

  • Nationals To Sign First-Rounder Jackson Rutledge

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Nationals announced an agreement with first-round pick Jackson Rutledge on Monday. Financial details aren’t yet known, but as the 17th selection, Rutledge’s pick comes with a $3.61MM slot value. The 6-foot-8 Rutledge, a right-handed pitcher from San Jacinto College in..." June 17

  • Venezuela Unrest Affecting MLB

    Bleacher Report "On the third Wednesday in May, Cardinals outfielder Jose Martinez was playing in Atlanta and eagerly awaiting his mother's flight to St. Louis the following day. Then he saw the news bulletin: The United States government was canceling commercial and cargo flights in and out of Venezuela,..." June 17

  • George Springer moving closer to rehab assignment

    Larry Brown Sports "The Houston Astros are close to getting George Springer out on a rehab assignment as he works his way back from a hamstring injury. Springer took live batting practice on Monday as he readies himself for a rehab stint after roughly three weeks out. " June 17

  • Brian Snitker hopes Dallas Keuchel can debut Friday

    MLB.com "Braves manager Brian Snitker said on Monday that he hopes Dallas Keuchel can make his debut on Friday at Nationals Park. However, the club is still listing Friday's starter as TBD. The 31-year-old, who signed a one-year deal for the remainder of the season with Atlanta on June 7,..." June 17

  • Yankees won't necessarily move Clint Frazier despite Edwin Encarnacion trade

    SNY TV "The first blush reaction to the Yankees' trade for slugger Edwin Encarnacion was that it felt like the first move in a trade to upgrade the rotation by moving Clint Frazier -- but that is not the case, according to major league sources. With this deal, the Yanks simply saw an..." June 17

  • Dayton Moore: Royals Would Have “Crazy” Asking Price On Whit Merrifield

    MLB Trade Rumors "Royals GM Dayton Moore strongly downplayed the likelihood of the team dealing away star utilityman Whit Merrifield, as Tom Martin of KCTV5 covers (video link, on Twitter). Calling Merrifield “one of the best players in all of baseball right now,” Moore says “the ask would..." June 17

  • Aaron Judge could return to Yankees later this week

    Sportsnaut "Aaron Judge is currently engaged in his rehab assignment with the New York Yankees Triple-A squad, but he could be coming back to the MLB club soon. Manager Aaron Boone told reporters on Monday that Judge could potentially be back “later this week.” Judge..." June 17

  • Red Sox sign Chris Owings to a minor-league contract

    Over The Monster "The Red Sox have added a little more position player depth to the upper levels of the minors on Monday with a minor-league signing of a former solid major-league player. According to Alex Speier of the Boston Globe, Boston has agreed to a minor-league deal with former Diamondbacks and Royal..." June 17

  • Just how wild is MLB's home run onslaught? These numbers tell the story

    USA Today "Major League Baseball’s current run-scoring environment is haven or hellscape, the preferred definition likely hinging on whether you throw a ball or swing a bat for a living. At this point, with the season not yet halfway done, it’s simpler just to get to the..." June 17

  • Edwin Encarnacion will probably enjoy hitting at Yankee Stadium

    The Sports Daily "The 2019 season hasn’t gone how the New York Yankees expected based on the number of days impact players have spent on the injured list. Manager Aaron Boone‘s club hasn’t let that stop them from racking up a 43-27 record, though, good for first place in the American League..." June 17

  • Bryce Harper, Manny Machado sit outside starters election places for All-Star Game

    The Score "The two biggest superstars signed during Major League Baseball's offseason are not drumming up the kind of support needed to start the All-Star Game on July 9. Philadelphia Phillies outfielder Bryce Harper (10th among NL outfielders with 498,100 votes) and San..." June 17

  • Mets’ Brandon Nimmo seeking second opinion on neck injury

    Larry Brown Sports "New York Mets outfielder Brandon Nimmo is having major problems coming back from his neck injury. Nimmo halted his rehab assignment on Friday due to neck soreness, and has now gone to Los Angeles in search of a second opinion on his ailing neck. " June 17

  • Nolan Ryan declines to attend Mets’ 50th anniversary celebration of 1969 World Series win

    Sportsnaut "Nolan Ryan made just one World Series appearance in his legendary 27-year career, but he made it count winning the 1969 World Series with the New York Mets. A member of the famed “Miracle Mets,” Ryan played 25 games with the club. Then, he pitched 2 1/3 innings and picked..." June 17

  • New Report Details Earlier Attempt to Harm David Ortiz Months Before Shooting

    12 Up "Last Sunday, former Boston Red Sox slugger David Ortiz was shot in his native Dominican Republic in what appeared to be an assassination attempt. Ortiz's health is looking up after he was transported to Boston and underwent another surgery, but we some new details..." June 17

  • Giancarlo Stanton homers in fourth straight rehab game as he and Aaron Judge near return to Yankees

    Yahoo! Sports "If there was any doubt whether Giancarlo Stanton was ready to return to the New York Yankees lineup, he is quickly erasing it. The hulking slugger moved his rehab assignment to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre on Friday, where he launched his fifth home run in four rehab games...." June 17

  • Trade deadline moves might not matter for Phillies if they don't get their ace, Aaron Nola, back

    NBC Sports Philadelphia "Equally important as the result of the Phillies-Braves series this past weekend was another high-stress, low-quality start from Aaron Nola. Nola just can't find a groove this season. He's made 15 starts. In his first five, he had a 6.84 ERA. In his next five, he had a..." June 17