• Alex Cora: Red Sox pitching struggles not connected to sticky substances

    The Score "Boston Red Sox manager Alex Cora doesn't attribute his pitching staff's recent struggles to Major League Baseball's looming crackdown on sticky substances being applied to baseballs. "I don't believe so. Obviously the take will be out there," Cora said,..." June 13

  • Rangers Release Khris Davis

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Rangers announced they’ve placed Khris Davis on unconditional release waivers. This was the expected outcome after the club designated Davis for assignment on Tuesday. Texas acquired the designated hitter/corner outfielder from the A’s over the winter. While..." June 13

  • Angels claim Jack Mayfield off waivers

    MSN.com "The Angels made a small roster move on Sunday morning, as the team announced they claimed infielder Jack Mayfield off waivers from the Seattle Mariners. They’ll be sending him to Triple-A Salt Lake. Read More - June 13

  • 3 best trade targets for the Cubs before the MLB Trade Deadline

    Clutch Points "The Chicago Cubs have surprised many with their first half of the season so far. Expected to be somewhat of “sellers” after dealing Yu Darvish in the offseason and not giving extensions to Anthony Rizzo, Javier Baez and Kris Bryant, fans on the North Side were on edge..." June 13

  • Chris Antonetti: Renaming Indians 'more complex' than anticipated

    The Score "The Cleveland Indians are in the process of renaming their club, and president of baseball operations Chris Antonetti is learning it's more complicated than he initially believed. "I have come to understand just how complex that process is," Antonetti said..." June 13

  • Arizona Diamondbacks unveil gold City Connect jersey, referencing Sonoran Desert, Hispanic culture

    ESPN "The Arizona Diamondbacks have unveiled a gold uniform referencing the Sonoran Desert and the state's Hispanic culture as the latest alternate jersey in the City Connect collection. The jersey reads "Serpientes" across the front, intended to highlight..." June 13

  • Red Sox allow franchise-record 8 HRs in blowout loss to Blue Jays

    The Score "The Boston Red Sox surrendered a franchise-record eight home runs in a 18-4 loss against the Toronto Blue Jays on Sunday at Fenway Park. Read More - June 13

  • 4 best Jose Berrios trade destinations this summer

    Sportsnaut "Minnesota Twins ace Jose Berrios is being floated in MLB trade rumors and with so many contenders desperate for front-line pitching, he could be the biggest name moved at the MLB trade deadline. So much has gone wrong for the Twins this season. Injuries have certainly played..." June 13

  • 3 best trades Dodgers need to make before MLB Trade Deadline

    Clutch Points "The Los Angeles Dodgers are coming off a World Series title and improved the roster even more in the offseason. They were heavily favored to dominate the regular season but got off to a slow start. Luckily for the Dodgers having so much talent payed off as they have picked it up as of..." June 13

  • Mets' Jacob deGrom Overtakes Fernando Tatis Jr. as Betting Favorite

    Bleacher Report "After yet another dominant performance Friday, New York Mets starting pitcher Jacob deGrom is the new favorite to win the National League MVP Award. According to DraftKings Sportsbook (h/t BR Betting), deGrom is a +180 (9-5) favorite, overtaking San Diego Padres shortstop Fernando..." June 13

  • 10 relievers who could be traded, ranked

    MLB.com "Here is an exhaustive, well-researched list of contending clubs that definitively won’t need relief help between now and the July 30 Trade Deadline: 1) N/A 2) N/A 3) Etc. OK, now that we’ve gone over the list, let’s look at some..." June 13

  • MLB to begin crackdown on doctored baseballs

    Sportsnaut "MLB is about to order umpires to enforce its rules against doctoring baseballs, per a report from ESPN, with a memo about to be distributed to coaches and players of all teams to detail how the crackdown will be implemented. MLB’s plan will call for umpires to begin enforcing..." June 13

  • Dodgers Sign Vidal Nuno III To Minors Contract

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Dodgers have signed left-hander Vidal Nuno III to a minor league contract, according to Triple-A Oklahoma City’s communications director and broadcaster Alex Freedman. Read More - June 13

  • Trade targets? Mets could boost rotation

    MLB.com "Recent setbacks for Carlos Carrasco and Noah Syndergaard have altered the Mets’ pitching landscape. When the Mets broke camp in March, they hoped for both of those players to be in their rotation by June. Now, both remain weeks, if not months, away. As such, rotation help is the..." June 12

  • MLB Finalizing Memo on Enforcement for Pitchers' Use of Foreign Substances

    Bleacher Report "Major League Baseball teams are expecting to receive a memo from the league very soon about the rules against pitchers using foreign substances on the mound.  Per ESPN's Buster Olney, MLB is "putting the final touches" on the memo that could "be forwarded..." June 12

  • Detroit Tigers Pitcher Casually Barfs On The Mound During Blowout Against White Sox

    Total Pro Sports "Getting beat badly can make your stomach turn, but this went to entirely different level. During a blowout game against the Chicago White Sox — Detroit Tigers pitcher Beau Burrows was not feeling too well as cameras caught him barfing up while on the..." June 12

  • Brewers Acquire Hunter Strickland From Angels For Cash Considerations

    The Score "The Los Angeles Angels traded right-handed reliever Hunter Strickland to the Milwaukee Brewers in exchange for cash considerations, the teams announced Saturday. Read More - June 12

  • Former All-Star pitcher Jim 'Mudcat' Grant, who spent 14 seasons in the majors, dies at 85

    CBS Sports "Jim 'Mudcat' Grant, the first Black pitcher in American League history to win 20 games, has died at the age of 85. The Minnesota Twins, for whom Grant pitched for four of his 14 major league seasons, announced his passing on Saturday.  Across those 14 seasons,..." June 12

  • Will the Cincinnati Reds ever leave Cincinnati?

    Sportsnaut "The Cincinnati Reds are a part of MLB history, widely recognized as one of the most storied franchises in baseball. But the Reds have fallen on hard times in recent years and with MLB relocation and expansion gaining steam, could the Reds leave Cincinnati? MLB commissioner..." June 12

  • Nationals Make Series Of Roster Moves

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Nationals announced a series of roster moves today. Most notably, setup man Daniel Hudson has been placed on the 10-day injured list with right elbow inflammation. Meanwhile, Erick Fedde was reinstated from the injured list, and Jefry Rodriguez had..." June 12

  • Each MLB Team's Prospect Turning Heads Right Now in MiLB

    Bleacher Report "Contrary to 2020, there's actually a minor league baseball season happening in 2021. Naturally, quite a few prospects are using it as an opportunity to get noticed. We thought we'd take a closer look at one for each of MLB's 30 teams. Read More..." June 12

  • Bill Murray: Kids should give up allowance to keep Cubs core together

    The Score "Bill Murray has a radical idea on how to keep the Chicago Cubs' core together: Invoice the children. During an interview on NBC Sports Chicago Friday, the actor, comedian, and lifelong Cubs fan jokingly suggested that the "children of the city ... begin giving up their..." June 12

  • Jacob deGrom doing the unprecedented -- as hitter

    MLB.com "Jacob deGrom had Citi Field rocking like it was mid-October in the Mets' 3-2 win over the Padres on Friday night. Read More - 3 ideal Joey Gallo trade..." June 12

  • Latest On Jon Gray, German Marquez

    MLB Trade Rumors "Rockies starter Jon Gray is scheduled to hit free agency at the end of the season. With Colorado having virtually no chance to make the playoffs, that makes the 29-year-old one of the more logical trade candidates in baseball. Indeed, MLBTR’s Steve Adams ranked Gray the #1..." June 12

  • Cincinnati Reds sign first baseman Logan Morrison

    Redleg Nation "The Cincinnati Reds have signed big league veteran Logan Morrison. The 11-year Major League Baseball veteran was playing for the High Point Rockers in the Atlantic League. The soon to be 34-year-old had played just nine games in the Atlantic League but had gone 10-27 with a .370/.486/.741..." June 12

  • Blue Jays' Ross Stripling: Vladimir Guerrero Jr is 'playing on Rookie mode'

    The Score "Toronto Blue Jays players are in disbelief of how easy everything seems for Vladimir Guerrero Jr., who pummelled his MLB-leading 19th home run Friday. "We're over here playing on MVP mode and he's playing on Rookie mode," pitcher Ross..." June 12

  • The White Sox Need to Pursue a Trade for Adam Frazier

    The Big Lead "The Chicago White Sox were hit with another serious injury this week as Nick Madrigal was diagnosed with a torn right hamstring. The injury could be season-ending, and Madrigal joined Eloy Jimenez and Luis Robert on the 60-day IL. It's possible all three players miss the rest of the season...." June 11

  • Diamondbacks GM Mike Hazen taking physical leave of absence

    MSN.com "The Diamondbacks announced that executive vice president and general manager Mike Hazen is taking a “physical leave of absence” from the team. Assistant GM Amiel Sawdaye will take over day-to-day baseball operations, with Hazen consulting regularly. Read..." June 11

  • Pete Alonso's Claim About MLB Manipulating Baseballs Refuted by Mets GM Zack Scott

    Bleacher Report "New York Mets first baseman Pete Alonso told reporters this week that he believes Major League Baseball manipulates the league's baseballs based on the upcoming free-agent class to keep contracts lower, however, Mets general manager Zack Scott is not a proponent of that..." June 11

  • Dusty Baker livid, gets ejected for arguing double play call

    Larry Brown Sports "Dusty Baker was ejected from Thursday night’s Boston Red Sox-Houston Astros game over a call in the top of the seventh inning. Yuli Gurriel was batting with his Astros down 12-8 and a runner on first with one out. Gurriel hit a swinging bunt and didn’t run to first. Red..." June 11

  • 3 best fits for Colorado Rockies star Charlie Blackmon

    Sportsnaut "The Colorado Rockies are 25-38, four months removed from trading Nolan Arenado and look poised to miss the playoffs for a third consecutive season; it’s reasonable to ponder whether the Rockies will be sellers at the MLB trade deadline. What players could be dealt in the..." June 11

  • 3 best trades Brewers need to make before MLB Trade Deadline

    Clutch Points "In the midst of yet another chance at making the MLB playoffs, the Milwaukee Brewers have made themselves known to their fellow National League Central counterparts with a hot start to the month of June. With the Trade Deadline fast approaching, they are hitting their stride just when..." June 11

  • Padres' Joe Beimel: Attempting comeback with Padres

    CBS Sports "Beimel signed a minor-league contract with the Padres on Friday and will report to Double-A San Antonio, Dennis Lin of The Athletic reports. Read More - 3..." June 11

  • Mets Claim Nick Tropeano Off Waivers From Giants

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Mets announced they’ve claimed right-hander Nick Tropeano off waivers from the Giants. He’s been optioned to Triple-A Syracuse. Reliever Tommy Hunter was transferred from the 10-day to the 60-day injured list to open 40-man roster space. The Giants..." June 11

  • Chicago Cubs’ Anthony Rizzo declined COVID-19 vaccine

    Sportsnaut "Chicago Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo told local radio station WMVP 1000-AM on Friday that he has decided against getting the COVID-19 vaccination. Rizzo revealed his reluctance to get the vaccine on the same day Wrigley Field returned to full capacity for Friday’s game..." June 11

  • 22 MLB clubs now at 85% vaccination threshold for relaxed COVID-19 protocols

    Yardbarker "COVID-19 vaccination rates across MLB have predictably slowed considering how long shots have been available to adults throughout the United States, but the league and MLB Players Association continue to provide positive updates as it pertains to completing an uninterrupted..." June 11

  • Bill Murray belts Take Me Out to the Ballgame in Wrigley Field Opening Day

    Clutch Points "The Chicago Cubs welcomed back fans into attendance at full capacity at Wrigley Field on Friday afternoon for a matinee game against the St. Louis Cardinals. The fans also got a special treat when actor and well-known Cubs fan Bill Murray sang Take Me Out to the..." June 11

  • Alex Cora believes 'there's no paranoia' about sign stealing anymore

    The Score "As Major League Baseball tries to combat its newest scandal involving pitchers using foreign substances, it appears the sign-stealing issues that rocked the sport in recent years have faded away. "Now, there's no paranoia," Boston Red Sox manager Alex Cora..." June 11

  • Four Potential Trade Destinations For Trevor Story

    The Big Lead "Trevor Story has been activated from the 10-day injured list after missing about two weeks due to inflammation in his right elbow. The 28-year-old Colorado Rockies shortstop has struggled this season and his uncertain future might have something to do with it. He's almost guaranteed to be..." June 11

  • 3 ideal Eduardo Escobar trade destinations

    Sportsnaut "Arizona Diamondbacks third baseman Eduardo Escobar is at the center of MLB rumors with the trade deadline closing in. With his team headed for a rebuild, the switch-hitting slugger will likely find himself playing for a contender this summer. Escobar, 32, is enjoying a..." June 11

  • Yankees' Jameson Taillon: MLB should 'completely eliminate' ball-doctoring substances

    New York Daily News "Jameson Taillon is ready for pitchers to go cold turkey. The Yankees right-hander said he has no issue with MLB’s crackdown on pitchers using illegal “sticky stuff.” And he thinks the Bombers pitching staff will be just fine. June 11

  • Giants Trade Matt Wisler To Rays

    KNBR "The Giants got something out of nothing. On Friday, the team announced a trade with the Tampa Bay Rays that saw a return for a recently DFA’d reliever in Matt Wisler. Rather than lose Wisler for nothing, San Francisco netted a recent fourth-round pick in the deal. Here are the..." June 11

  • White Sox closer Liam Hendriks thinks MLB should offer its own grip substance

    The Athletic "When tossed a question in a group video call about a potential MLB crackdown on pitchers using foreign substances, White Sox closer Liam Hendriks made it clear that he would be in favor of it. “Something needs to be taken into account,” he said...." June 11

  • Putting in Perspective How Dominant Jacob deGrom Has Been in 2021

    Bleacher Report "During spring training of 2017, Jacob deGrom stood in front of his locker after making a start on the road in West Palm Beach. He was working his way back from the offseason elbow surgery he underwent to repair a damaged nerve, and all was going according to plan for his return. His fastball..." June 11

  • 2021-22 MLB Free Agent Power Rankings

    MLB Trade Rumors "It’s time for a fresh installment of our 2021-22 MLB Free Agents Power Rankings, where we rank players by their potential earning power should they reach the open market as scheduled.  For this exercise, I’m setting aside the uncertainty of the collective bargaining agreement..." June 11

  • Cardinals Have Been In Contact With Shelby Miller

    Yardbarker "The Cardinals have reached out to free agent Shelby Miller about a potential reunion, reports Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. St. Louis is looking to add depth at Triple-A Memphis, per Goold. It’s not a foregone conclusion a deal will get done, though, as..." June 11

  • Paul Fry Is An Underrated Reliever Who Could Find Himself On The Trade Market

    MLB Trade Rumors "Still amidst a multi-year rebuild, the Orioles are one of a handful of teams around the league certain to trade players off the big league roster in advance of the July 30 deadline. Much of the discussion about the club in the coming weeks figures to revolve around the potential availability of..." June 11

  • Mets' Kevin Pillar debunks photos and claims he used a bloody bat vs. Orioles, insisting it was pine tar

    For The Win "It’s been less than a month since New York Mets outfielder Kevin Pillar took a fastball right to the face, suffering nasal fractures. And he’s already back in the Mets lineup. That in itself is pretty incredible and speaks volumes to Pillar’s toughness. The day..." June 11

  • 3 ideal Joey Gallo trade landing spots

    Sportsnaut "MLB trade rumors are swirling as we roll into the summer and Texas Rangers outfielder Joey Gallo could be one of the biggest names moved during the 2021 MLB season. Texas is headed to another year at the bottom of the MLB standings and a rebuild feels imminent. Fortunately, the front..." June 10

  • Judge Rejects Lawsuit Seeking to Return 2021 MLB All-Star Game to Atlanta

    Bleacher Report "Major League Baseball's All-Star Game will remain in Denver after a Manhattan judge rejected a lawsuit that sought to return it to Atlanta on Thursday. The league moved the game because of Georgia's controversial voting law, and the Washington-based Job Creators Network filed..." June 10