• Mets still talking to teams about Noah Syndergaard, Jacob deGrom

    Sportsnaut "Now that Manny Machado has been traded, the focus of the MLB trade season is going to be on the struggling New York Mets leading up to the non-waiver deadline a week from Tuesday. New York already moved All-Star closer Jeurys Familia to the Oakland Athletics earlier this weekend...." July 22

  • Mets place Noah Syndergaard on the disabled list with hand, foot and mouth disease

    New York Daily News "There is no such thing as rock bottom for the Mets. Noah Syndergaard will go on the 10-day disabled list with hand, foot and mouth disease, John Ricco announced Sunday before the start of the final game of the Subway Series. The disease is actually a viral infection characterized by..." July 22

  • Teams Interested In Jonathan Schoop, Kevin Gausman, Dylan Bundy

    MLB Trade Rumors "Orioles second baseman Jonathan Schoop and right-handers Kevin Gausman and Dylan Bundy are drawing trade interest, according to Roch Kubatko of MASNsports.com. The Braves have asked the Orioles about all three players, while the Brewers have inquired about Schoop and Gausman, and Kubatko..." July 22

  • Ervin Santana to make season debut for Twins on Wednesday

    ESPN "Twins right-hander Ervin Santana will return to the rotation and make his 2018 debut on Wednesday when Minnesota travels to Toronto, manager Paul Molitor said. Santana has not played since he underwent surgery to remove calcium deposits from his right middle finger in early..." July 22

  • This Mike Trout stat is simply stunning

    Larry Brown Sports "The theme throughout Mike Trout’s career with the Angels has been that he produces while his teammates fail to keep up. Few things seem to affirm that more than this stat. Houston Astros reporter Brian McTaggart noted before Sunday’s game that Trout had not driven in a..." July 22

  • Theo: Cubs on lookout to keep adding to 'pen

    MLB.com "Cubs relievers boasted the second-best ERA and had the fewest losses in the National League entering Sunday, but president of baseball operations Theo Epstein says they're on the lookout to add an arm before the July 31 non-waiver Trade Deadline. "You're always looking to..." July 22

  • Social media shows Mike Trout is everything that's right about baseball

    ESPN "The strange back-and-forth between Major League Baseball and the Los Angeles Angels over Mike Trout's popularity, or lack thereof, spawned something unexpected: Appreciation. In the days leading up to the Angels' first second-half game on Friday afternoon, Twitter..." July 22

  • Sonny Gray Drawing “A Bit Of Interest”

    MLB Trade Rumors "Sonny Gray was part of a trade deadline deal last year, and the right-hander may end up on the move again this season. Gray, whom the Yankees acquired from the Athletics last July, is generating “a bit of interest” with July 31 nearing, Jon Heyman of Fancred tweets. Heyman casts..." July 22

  • Blue Jays’ Estrada set to return ahead of non-waiver trade deadline

    Sportsnet "The Toronto Blue Jays are targeting a return next weekend at the Chicago White Sox for Marco Estrada, who will pitch in a rehabilitation game at double-A New Hampshire on Monday instead of facing the visiting Minnesota Twins. The decision was made Sunday after the right-hander emerged..." July 22

  • Marlins' relievers drawing trade interest

    MLB.com "The Citrus Series may not be significantly swaying the divisional standings, but it has captured the attention of contending clubs. At least a dozen scouts have been at the three-game set between the Marlins and the Rays at Tropicana Field. They are mainly focused on pitchers for both..." July 22

  • Indians, Brewers, Phillies Interested In Asdrubal Cabrera

    MLB Trade Rumors "Mets pending free-agent infielder Asdrubal Cabrera is enjoying one of his best seasons, and contending teams have taken notice. The Indians, Brewers and Phillies are among the clubs with interest in Cabrera, Buster Olney of ESPN tweets. The switch-hitting Cabrera has already been a..." July 22

  • Randy Johnson shares thoughts on modern-day starting pitchers

    USA Today "When a fan asked about the state of starting pitcher’s roles in the modern game during the announcement of the 20th anniversary team, Diamondbacks great Randy Johnson did not hold back. He was adamant that pitchers today are not given enough leash by their managers to..." July 22

  • Doesn’t appear Blue Jays will trade Donaldson in July

    Sportsnet "Entering the 2018 season, the Toronto Blue Jays‘ biggest trade chip was undoubtedly former MVP Josh Donaldson. Due to nagging injuries that have limited the superstar to just 36 games this year, the Blue Jays have seen Donaldson’s trade value take a significant hit —..." July 22

  • Rays drawing ‘significant interest’ for All-Star Chris Archer

    Sportsnaut "Thus far, this MLB trade season has been filled with a whole host of relievers being moved. This past week alone, closers Brad Hand and Jeurys Familia have been moved. They could be followed soon by Baltimore Orioles All-Star Zach Britton. With a surplus of relievers available on..." July 22

  • Reunion for Hamels and Philly is "unlikely"

    Yardbarker "Rangers left-hander Cole Hamels has made it known he’d welcome a return to Philadelphia, where he pitched from 2008-15, but a reunion appears “unlikely,” Todd Zolecki of MLB.com writes. The Phillies are trying to stay away from the starting pitching market in general,..." July 22

  • White Sox likely to keep Jose Abreu through trade deadline

    Larry Brown Sports "It does not appear that Jose Abreu will be the latest casualty of the Chicago White Sox’s roster teardown. Bob Nightengale of USA TODAY Sports reported on Saturday that the White Sox are now “strongly inclined” to keep the Cuban first baseman through the Jul. 31..." July 22

  • Orioles Could Move Soon on Zach Britton, Cubs Are “Deeply Involved”

    Bleacher Nation "Forgive the brevity, but I’m out with a friend to watch the game and have a beer, so I just wanted to get this in front of you, since it sounds like things are ticking up in intensity and proximity to the Cubs. So, then, things could move quickly, perhaps especially now that..." July 22

  • Royals Acquire Brian Goodwin

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Royals have acquired outfielder Brian Goodwin from the Nationals for minor league reliever Jacob Condra-Bogan, Washington announced. " July 22

  • Tigers’ Fiers clowns ‘scared’ JD Martinez for sitting out game

    Larry Brown Sports "JD Martinez’s day off Saturday against his old team did not sit well with some. The Boston Red Sox All-Star outfielder was out of the lineup for their game against the Detroit Tigers, marking just his seventh missed contest of the year. After the game (a 5-0 victory..." July 22

  • Red Sox, Others “Evaluating” Mike Fiers

    MLB Trade Rumors "Tigers right-hander Mike Fiers started against the Red Sox on Saturday, but he may find himself on Boston’s roster soon. With the July 31 non-waiver trade deadline nearing, the Red Sox are one of several clubs “evaluating” Fiers, Buster Olney of ESPN tweets. Although..." July 22

  • Hader receives standing ovation in 1st appearance since offensive tweets

    The Score "Josh Hader was greeted by a standing ovation in his first appearance at Miller Park since his old homophobic and racist tweets resurfaced during the All-Star Game. Hader apologized following the game and labeled his actions as "immature and stupid." Major League Baseball..." July 22

  • Mariners interested in Asdrubal Cabrera

    Hardball Talk "Matt Ehalt of The Record reports that the Mariners may have some interest in acquiring second baseman Asdrubal Cabrera from the Mets. The club hasn’t confirmed anything of the kind, naturally, but the prevailing thought is that they’ll need some insurance at second base if they..." July 22

  • Matt Carpenter credits homemade salsa for home run binge

    Larry Brown Sports "St. Louis Cardinals slugger Matt Carpenter has been on fire during the team’s current road trip, and now that appears to be taking on a literal sense as well. During Saturday’s doubleheader against the Chicago Cubs, Carpenter clubbed home runs in each of the two games to..." July 22

  • Shin-Soo Choo's on-base streak ends at Rangers-record 52 games

    ESPN "Shin-Soo Choo's streak of reaching base safely has been snapped at 52 games -- the longest such single-season streak in Texas Rangers history. Choo went 0-for-4 in Saturday night's 16-3 loss to the Cleveland Indians in Arlington, Texas. Choo was pulled from the game in the..." July 22

  • 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

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