• Ronald Acuña, Jr. taken to hospital for further evaluation

    Sportsnaut "The Atlanta Braves are anxiously awaiting news on outfielder Ronald Acuña, Jr. The star rookie is in the hospital after leaving left Sunday’s game against the Boston Red Sox early with injuries to his knee and back. The good news is that Acuña did walk..." May 27

  • Pablo Sandoval to make first career start at second base for the Giants

    San Jose Mercury News "He’s their emergency pitcher, emergency catcher, backup third baseman and backup first baseman. Now, Pablo Sandoval will attempt to show off his versatility with the Giants in a new way. Sandoval is penciled in to hit sixth and play second base on Sunday and will start..." May 27

  • Mets manager roasted for continuing to use Jerry Blevins

    Larry Brown Sports "Jerry Blevins can’t seem to get anybody out this season, and the Internet is baffled as to why Mets manager Mickey Callaway continues to use him. Blevins, the veteran reliever, pitched for his third consecutive day on Sunday, entering the Mets’ game against the Milwaukee..." May 27

  • Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw expected to start on Thursday against Philadelphia

    Los Angeles Times "Unable to pitch since May 1 as he recovered from biceps tendinitis, Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw is scheduled to return from the disabled list on Thursday and start against the Philadelphia Phillies. Stuck in fourth place with a losing record, the Dodgers elected to start Kershaw in a..." May 27

  • Twins trade Phil Hughes to the Padres and get a low-level catcher in return

    ESPN 1500 Twin Cities "The Twins have traded Phil Hughes to the San Diego Padres in a creative deal that nets them a catcher in return. The team added minor league catcher Janigson Villalobos from the Padres in exchange for Hughes, a draft pick and some cash. Here are the full..." May 27

  • Braves’ Ronald Acuna leaves game with leg injury

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Braves rookie Ronald Acuna left Sunday’s game with an injury to his left knee in the seventh inning of Sunday’s game against the Red Sox at Fenway Park. The injury initially appeared to be serious as Acuna hyperextended the knee when his left foot planted in the dirt after..." May 27

  • Yankees may be interested in Cole Hamels

    Yardbarker "The Rangers may trade left-hander Cole Hamels in the next couple months, and “it looks like the Yankees could be interested,” Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe writes. Although the Yankees are among 20 teams on Hamels’ no-trade list, the 34-year-old suggested earlier this week..." May 27

  • Tigers look to keep reloading farm with top pick

    MLB.com "The Tigers' rapid descent from perennial contenders to sellers last summer came with the reward of the top overall pick in the 2018 Draft. It's a jewel for an organization that has been working to refill its farm system with talent over the past year. The 2018 Draft will take..." May 27

  • Mookie Betts day to day after being scratched with ‘left side tightness’

    Sportsnaut "Hopefully this is just nothing serious, but the best hitter in all of baseball was scratched from Sunday’s lineup. Mookie Betts isn’t playing for the Boston Red Sox as they take on the Atlanta Braves due to “left side tightness,” per the team, and he is day to day going..." May 27

  • Cubs and Indians favorites to land Machado

    Sportsnaut "As each day passes, Baltimore Orioles shortstop Manny Machado appears to draw closer to being traded. Meanwhile, a clearer picture begins to emerge for who might be the favorites to land the All-Star slugger. According to Jon Morosi of Fox Sports, the Chicago Cubs and Cleveland..." May 27

  • Kris Medlen Retires

    MLB Trade Rumors "Veteran right-hander Kris Medlen has retired, Zach Buchanan of The Athletic reports. He had been pitching in the minors with the Diamondbacks organization. " May 27

  • Hunter Pence could be on the out with San Francisco

    NBC Sports Bay Area "- The scene at Raley Field on Saturday afternoon was a bit of a surreal one. After every round of batting practice at the minor league park, Hunter Pence would step a few feet from the cage and chat with Madison Bumgarner.  Both have helped the Giants to multiple championships...." May 27

  • Astros P Lance McCullers apologizes for his ‘immature’ behavior

    Larry Brown Sports "Houston Astros right-hander Lance McCullers is saying “my bad” for his behavior during Saturday’s loss to the Cleveland Indians. In the second inning of the eventual 8-6 defeat, Astros first baseman Yuli Gurriel committed an error that allowed a run to score...." May 27

  • Mike Trout proves again why he’s the greatest show in baseball

    New York Post "The Angels arrived in The Bronx on Friday with all eyes on Shohei Ohtani. With each passing crack of the bat Saturday night, Mike Trout served a not-so-subtle reminder that he, too, still is good at baseball. The two-time AL MVP went 5-for-5 with three doubles, three runs..." May 27

  • Jose Altuve Slams Glove in Anger During Dispute With Lance McCullers Jr

    12 Up "Jose Altuve was clearly NOT happy with Lance McCullers Jr. on Saturday night. As you can see in the video below, he was simply livid. The dispute seems to have arisen from McCullers Jr. showing anger of his own toward Yuli Gurriel earlier in the..." May 27

  • Reds’ Brandon Finnegan ‘pissed off’ about demotion to minor leagues

    Cincinnati Enquirer "Sitting in the dugout following batting practice at Louisville Slugger Field, Brandon Finnegan doesn’t hide his emotions: He’s upset he’s pitching in Triple-A. He lost his spot in the rotation when the Reds traded for Matt Harvey. He thought “at..." May 27

  • Clayton Kershaw ‘should be’ ready to pitch in five days

    Sportsnaut "The Los Angeles Dodgers could soon welcome back the most necessary piece to their ball club if they want to turn their season around. According to Bill Plunkett of The Orange County Register, pitcher Clayton Kershaw indicated he felt good after throwing a simulated game on Saturday..." May 27

  • Aaron Judge once again puts his stamp on MLB history books

    Yardbarker "Aaron Judge has been making MLB history since last year when he broke Mark McGuire’s rookie home run record, smashing 52 dingers in 2017. Then earlier this year, he once again trumped McGuire, becoming the fastest player to hit 60 career home runs. Not surprisingly, Judge has..." May 27

  • How Bumgarner and his little finger showed big progress in Sacramento rehab start

    Sacramento Bee "It’s been a while since a pinkie has caused as much consternation as the one on Madison Bumgarner’s left hand.   The San Francisco Giants ace broke the little finger on his pitching hand when fielding a comebacker in spring training. So his start Saturday night..." May 27

  • Why Hanley Ramirez is ‘unlikely’ to be Mets’ next aging slugger

    New York Post "Hanley Ramirez might seem like a good fit for a lineup struggling with run production, but Mets officials aren’t so sure the veteran slugger would be a match for the team. A team source called it “unlikely” the Mets would pursue the 34-year-old Ramirez, who was..." May 27

  • Shin-Soo Choo becomes MLB's all-time home run leader among Asian players with walk-off dinger

    CBS Sports "Two of the worst teams in baseball met in Arlington on Saturday as the Texas Rangers hosted the Kansas City Royals. Going into the game the Royals had the second-worst record in baseball at 17-34, while the Rangers had the sixth-worst record at 21-32. It took 10 innings, but the..." May 27

  • What To Watch For As The Pitching Landscape Evolves

    MLB Trade Rumors "Back in 2016, Terry Francona’s usage of Indians left-hander Andrew Miller was revolutionary, and the way he deployed his best relief pitcher, particularly during the postseason, has since had a profound impact on the way MLB teams have used their bullpens. The Andrew Miller Effect changed..." May 27

  • Rival Yankees delighted Red Sox dumped Hanley: 'Thank you'

    New York Post "CC Sabathia was shocked to learn that Yankees nemesis Hanley Ramirez had been designated for assignment by the Red Sox on Friday, but he’ll take it. “Thank you,” Sabathia said of his reaction. “He always seems to kill us, so I’m glad I don’t have to..." May 26

  • Chicago Cubs Place Yu Darvish on Disabled List

    NBC Chicago "The Chicago Cubs have placed pitcher Yu Darvish on the 10-day disabled list with right triceps tendonitis. Darvish, who has a 4.95 ERA and a 1-3 record in eight starts for the Cubs this season, is beginning his second stint on the DL after being put out of action by the flu earlier..." May 26

  • Shohei Ohtani will pitch in next series against Tigers

    Sportsnaut "Baseball fans who were disappointed Los Angeles Shohei Ohtani wouldn’t start on Sunday against the New York Yankees won’t have to wait for long to see Ohtani pitch again. According to Jeff Fletcher of the Southern California News Group, the right-handed pitcher threw a..." May 26

  • Britton 'definitely' ready to move forward in rehab

    MLB.com "All-Star closer Zach Britton took a big step toward his return on Saturday, throwing a two-inning simulated game prior to the O's contest against the Rays. Britton is slated to begin a rehab assignment next week, likely for Triple-A Norfolk on Wednesday, as the lefty has passed all his..." May 26

  • Red Sox trying to protect against grievance from Hanley Ramirez?

    Larry Brown Sports "The Boston Red Sox have been exceedingly open about their reasons for DFA’ing Hanley Ramirez on Friday, and there may be a very good reason for that. Boston’s decision to DFA Ramirez came as a big surprise given that he started the season so hot and he’s been a..." May 26

  • Russell Martin to make 1st career start at SS

    MLB.com "Catcher Russell Martin will make his first career start at shortstop when the Blue Jays take on the Phillies today in Philadelphia. Martin, who has appeared in 1,479 games as a catcher and 33 as a third baseman, played shortstop for one inning in a 12-2 loss to the Mets on May 15 and..." May 26

  • Blue Jays’ Axford plays role of couples counsellor

    Sportsnet "As a member of a big-league bullpen, Toronto Blue Jays pitcher John Axford has to be ready for anything. MLB games can go awry as quickly as a romantic relationship can turn upside down. But in Friday’s Blue Jays victory over the Philadelphia Phillies, Axford found himself in a..." May 26

  • Trevor Bauer: I have no problem with Gerrit Cole

    Yardbarker "Trevor Bauer says that he has no problem with Gerrit Cole, contrary to some of the information that’s being written about them. Bauer and Cole are set to square off against each other on Sunday when the Cleveland Indians and Houston Astros meet. The two were teammates at UCLA..." May 26

  • Clayton Kershaw might return to the Dodgers’ rotation next week

    Hardball Talk "Dodgers southpaw Clayton Kershaw is nearing his return to the mound, according to club manager Dave Roberts. Both Kershaw (left biceps tendinitis) and fellow lefty Rich Hill (left middle finger blister) are scheduled to toss simulated games on Saturday; depending on the outcome, Roberts says..." May 26

  • Rangers Acquire Michael Roth; Kevin Jepsen Elects Free Agency

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Rangers have acquired lefty Michael Roth from the Cubs, according to a club announcement. He had been pitching on a minor-league deal. In other Ranger reliever news, the club announced that righty Kevin Jepsen has elected free agency rather than accepting an outright assignment...." May 26

  • Gleyber homers in 4th straight, makes history

    MLB.com "In a meeting between two of this season's most exciting rookies, Gleyber Torres outshone Shohei Ohtani. The Yankees newcomer became the youngest player in American League history to homer in four consecutive games on Friday night, belting a go-ahead seventh-inning blast to carry the Yankees..." May 26

  • Mariners To Acquire Alex Colome, Denard Span

    MLB Trade Rumors "In a stunning early-season swap, the Mariners have acquired reliever Alex Colome and outfielder Denard Span from the Rays, according to Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times (via Twitter). M’s GM Jerry Dipoto has overseen his fair share of surprising swaps since taking the helm in..." May 25

  • Blue Jays Roberto Osuna’s administrative leave extended through June 4

    Sportsnet "Major League Baseball has extended the administrative leave of Toronto closer Roberto Osuna through June 4, the third time the initial seven-day period was lengthened. Osuna was put on administrative leave by MLB on May 8, and MLB earlier this week extended the leave through May 28...." May 25

  • Mets plan to get creative with Memorial Day starting pitching

    Sporting News "The Mets are going to get creative with their starting pitching Monday. New York will play two games against the Braves as part of a double-header and it will start Jacob deGrom in Game 1. However, in Game 2, manager Mickey Callaway is planning to start with an opener (a reliever as a..." May 25

  • A's deal Font to Rays for Minor Leaguer

    MLB.com "The A's traded right-handed pitcher Wilmer Font to the Rays for Minor League right-handed pitcher Peter Bayer, the club announced Friday.   Font was acquired from the Dodgers on April 25 for Minor League pitcher Logan Salow and compiled a 14.85 ERA in four games with the..." May 25

  • Red Sox signings of Hanley Ramirez, Pablo Sandoval turned out as poorly as possible

    CBS Sports "On Friday morning, the Boston Red Sox designated first baseman Hanley Ramirez for assignment. The Red Sox will now have seven days to trade or release Ramirez, with the latter serving as the more likely resolution, given he's owed nearly $16 million more this season. Either way,..." May 25

  • Derek Jeter rookie card sells for $99K, breaking record

    Yardbarker "A Derek Jeter rookie card was just sold at auction to one very happy collector, Adrian Proietti, who paid $99,100 to Brent Huigens, CEO of PWCC, who sold the card on eBay. “In 2008, I was offered a PSA 10 for $25,000,” Proietti said, per ESPN’s Darren Rovell...." May 25

  • Troy Tulowitzki still ‘probably a ways away’ from return

    Sportsnaut "Toronto Blue Jays shortstop Troy Tulowitzki has cleared the first big hurdle in his road to recovery from surgery on both heels to remove bone spurs. According to Ben Nicholson-Smith of Sportsnet, the 33-year-old has now been cleared to run on flat ground for the first time since he..." May 25

  • Theo Epstein brushes aside rumors: 'There's essentially zero trade talks involving the Cubs'

    NBC Sports Chicago "No, the Cubs are not currently talking to the Baltimore Orioles about bringing Manny Machado to the North Side of Chicago. So says Theo Epstein, the Cubs president of baseball operations who met with the media at Wrigley Field ahead of Friday's series opener with the San Francisco..." May 25

  • Dombrowski: Cora recommended Hanley DFA move

    NBC Sports Boston "Dave Dombrowski said the Red Sox were prepared to make another move - and not designate Hanley Ramirez for assignment - before manager Alex Cora recommended parting ways with Ramirez. Dombrowski, the Sox president of baseball operations, said Cora wanted to give first baseman..." May 25

  • Pirates Designate George Kontos

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Pirates have designated righty George Kontos for assignment, the club announced. His roster spot was needed for the activation of fellow right-hander Joe Musgrove from the DL. Kontos, 32, had turned in a nice showing last year upon arriving in mid-season, and has generally..." May 25

  • Miguel Cabrera did light running in outfield, making progress on return

    Sportsnaut "More than three weeks after the Detroit Tigers placed first baseman Miguel Cabrera on the 10-day disabled list with a right hamstring strain, the 35-year-old is now inching towards a return with on-field activity. According to Jason Beck of MLB.com, Cabrera completed a round of..." May 25

  • Major League Baseball told Kolten Wong to ditch Hawaii tribute sleeve

    Hardball Talk "Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that Major League Baseball has told Cardinals infielder Kolten Wong that he has to get rid of the colorful arm sleeve he’s been wearing, pictured above, that pays tribute to his native Hawaii and seeks to raise awareness..." May 25

  • Yankees trade Erik Kratz to Brewers, release Adam Lind

    Newsday "The Yankees announced a series of moves on Friday afternoon involving players on their Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre team. Catcher Erik Kratz was traded to the Brewers for a player to be named later, and first baseman/outfielder Adam Lind was released. The Yankees also..." May 25

  • Cardinals Unlikely To Put Innings Limit On Alex Reyes

    MLB Trade Rumors "Alex Reyes’ rehab stint as he makes his way back from Tommy John surgery has been the stuff of legend. The vaunted prospect has fired 23 scoreless innings with a ridiculous 44-to-7 K/BB ratio in that time and, in what is almost certain to be his final rehab appearance, punched out nine..." May 25

  • Red Sox to part ways with Hanley Ramirez

    Boston Globe "  After the 2014 season, the Red Sox signed Hanley Ramirez to play left field. In 2018, the end of his tenure feels as if it has come out of the same position. According to a major league source, the Red Sox informed Ramirez Friday morning that they will designate him..." May 25

  • Two front-runners emerge in Manny Machado sweepstakes

    Sportress of Blogitude "A new report from MLB insider John Morosi suggests two teams have emerged as potential front-runners in the Manny Machado sweepstakes. “The two teams to watch for Machado I believe: the Cubs and the Indians,” Morosi said on FOX Sports 1’s “MLB Whiparound”..." May 25

  • Danny Farquhar to throw out first pitch at June 1 White Sox game

    Hardball Talk "Last month Chicago White Sox reliever Danny Farquhar suffered a brain hemorrhage from a ruptured aneurysm, causing him to collapse while in the dugout during a Sox game. He underwent emergency surgery and spent over two weeks in the hospital recovering from the ordeal. While..." May 25

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