• 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

  • 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

  • Cubs acquire pitcher Jesse Chavez, and Joe Maddon predicts more deals are coming

    Chicago Tribune "After using seven pitchers Thursday night in their 9-6 victory over the Cardinals, the Cubs acquired another. They obtained right-hander Jesse Chavez from the Rangers, giving up lefty Tyler Thomas, who was 3-5 with a 2.88 ERA at low Class A South Bend. Chavez, 34, has..." July 20

  • Yankees activate Gary Sanchez off disabled list

    MLB.com "The Yankees activated catcher Gary Sanchez off the disabled list and optioned Kyle Higashioka to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre on Thursday night. Sanchez had been on the 10-day DL since June 25 due to a strained right groin, but could be back in the starting lineup for New..." July 20

  • Shelby Miller Cleared Of UCL Damage

    MLB Trade Rumors "Diamondbacks righty Shelby Miller has been cleared of any new damage to his surgically replaced ulnar collateral ligament, Jack Magruder of The Sports Xchange reports on Twitter. That’s the news the club was hoping for when it sent Miller’s MRI results to surgeon Neal..." July 20

  • Dan Duquette: Orioles are rebuilding, intend to improve organizational weaknesses

    CBS Sports "On Wednesday, the Baltimore Orioles traded shortstop Manny Machado to the Los Angeles Dodgers in exchange for five players. (You can read our coverage of the deal here, including a prospect expert's thoughts on the return.) The Machado trade is the first of many potential changes..." July 19

  • Christian Yelich says Jose Fernandez’s death set Miami Marlins back years

    Sportsnaut "Sept. 25, 2016, will be remembered as a day of great loss. On that morning, the world lost three young men in a tragic accident that never should have happened. It was the greatest loss of all, but that day also changed a city and team forever. On that day, Eduardo Rivera, Emilio..." July 19

  • Mets unlikely to trade deGrom, Syndergaard

    Yardbarker "While the Mets have received substantial interest in both Jacob deGrom and Noah Syndergaard, a trade of either still seems unlikely to happen, per James Wagner of the New York Times (all links to Twitter). The Mets are seeking elite prospects and/or young MLB-ready..." July 19

  • Blue Jays players among many who want changes to MLB cleat policy

    Sportsnet "When Randal Grichuk was a rookie in 2014, he immediately became aware of MLB’s policy regarding cleats. The primary team colour of the St. Louis Cardinals is red, so the outfielder made sure his on-field footwear adhered. Grichuk didn’t have much experience, but wisely took note of..." July 19

  • Sportsbook Names Yankees and Nationals as Co-Favorites to Sign Bryce Harper

    12 Up "?Forget about that crowded, absolutely stacked outfield. The New York Yankees are still very much considered to be in the race for Bryce Harper this winter in free agency. The BetDSI Sportsbook updated its odds as to where the Nationals superstar will play next season, and the..." July 19

  • Don't blame Mike Trout for Major League Baseball's problems

    USA Today "Mike Trout is not to blame for Major League Baseball’s problems. The Los Angeles Angels outfielder found himself thrust into the middle of a controversy this week after MLB commissioner Rob Manfred put the onus on Trout for not being a bigger star, the intimation being that..." July 19

  • Indians To Acquire Brad Hand

    MLB Trade Rumors "In a sudden development, the Indians have reached an agreement to acquire closer Brad Hand from the Padres, according to Ken Rosenthal and Robert Murray of The Athletic (Twitter link). The Indians’ desire to augment what has surprisingly been one of the worst bullpens..." July 19

  • Jeremy Hazelbaker dealt to Minnesota

    CBS Sports "Hazelbaker was traded from the Rays to the Twins on Thursday in exchange for cash considerations. The 30-year-old outfielder struggled to a .210/.293/.397 slash line with 24 extra-base hits and 27 RBI through 62 games with Triple-A Durham this season. " July 19

  • A’s Release Santiago Casilla

    MLB Trade Rumors "The A’s announced Thursday that they’ve released veteran right-handed reliever Santiago Casilla, whom they’d recently designated for assignment. The 37-year-old Casilla had a solid surface-level ERA, pitching to a 3.16 mark through 31 1/3 innings of relief. However,..." July 19

  • Here's why Nolan Arenado could become baseball's new walking trade rumor following the Machado trade

    CBS Sports "On Wednesday, the Baltimore Orioles traded shortstop Manny Machado to the Los Angeles Dodgers. Machado's name had been a fixture in trade rumors dating back to last winter due to his impending free agency as well as the Orioles' inability to..." July 19

  • Report: Teams have increasing interest in Zach Britton

    Larry Brown Sports "The Baltimore Orioles have already made the biggest trade of the MLB season by sending Manny Machado to the Los Angeles Dodgers, and they may not be done dealing away their major assets. Orioles general manager Dan Duquette said Wednesday that teams are showing an increased interest..." July 19

  • Dodgers GM: Manny will play both 3B and SS going forward

    The Score "Now that Manny Machado's officially a member of the Los Angeles Dodgers, he'll have to fall in line with how his new team operates. Hours after acquiring the All-Star from the Baltimore Orioles for a package of five prospects, Dodgers general..." July 19

  • Rob Manfred Wants MLB Expansion, Lists Six Potential Cities

    Deadspin "Commissioner Rob Manfred’s all-star break wasn’t only spent sandbagging his sport’s best player. He also took some time to throw his support behind expanding MLB to two more cities. “I hope I’m around long enough to see us expand,” Manfred told..." July 19

  • With Machado gone, could Jones be next Orioles player traded?

    Sportsnet "As indicated by the Baltimore Orioles‘ 28-69 record coming out of the MLB all-star break, the ball club is well out of playoff contention and in the midst of a rebuild. Trading away valuable assets is typically one of the first steps a rebuilding team undertakes, and with..." July 19

  • Price dropping for Yankees, Phillies on Rangers' Cole Hamels?

    Newark Star-Ledger "Cole Hamels isn't what he's been advertised to be. The former World Series MVP and top-of-the-rotation lefty has been talked about as a midseason veteran arm that could propel a contender into bigger things down the stretch and in October. But the..." July 19

  • Report: Brewers expected to target Brian Dozier after missing out on Manny Machado

    Sportsnaut "Sitting at 55-43 on the season heading into the unofficial start of the second half, the Milwaukee Brewers are firmly in the National League Playoff race. Unfortunately for the Brew Crew, they finished the first half losers of six consecutive games and are now 2.5 games behind the..." July 19