• 2019 MLB playoff tracker: Who has clinched a postseason spot, and who could be next?

    ESPN "It is officially clinching season across MLB as baseball's best teams vie to lock up division titles and wild-card hopefuls look to earn a place in October. As the race to the finish heats up and magic numbers shrink, we've got you covered with everything you need to know about which..." September 21

  • How life as a minor-league grinder explains the Ross Atkins we see today

    Yahoo! Sports "At first glance, Ross Atkins is a difficult man to imagine in his 20s. The Toronto Blue Jays general manager has a fairly defined public persona that centres around characteristics like being even-keeled, taking the long view, and avoiding risks — not traits we generally..." September 21

  • Astros Activate All-Star RP Ryan Pressly Off Injured List

    Sportsnaut "As the Houston Astros prepare for another October run, the team will now welcome back All-Star reliever Ryan Pressly to rejoin the bullpen and settle in before the postseason begins. Houston activated Pressly off the injured list on Friday after he spent nearly a month on the IL..." September 21

  • Joe West hurts Yankees with blown strike call on Brett Gardner

    Larry Brown Sports "New York Yankees fans are furious with umpire Joe West for blowing a call during Brett Gardner’s final at-bat on Friday night. The Yankees were trailing the Toronto Blue Jays 4-3 in the bottom of the ninth and had one out with Gardner facing closer Ken Giles. Gardner had a full..." September 21

  • Sports movies that would be more fun to emulate in real life than MLB doing ‘Field of Dreams’

    SB Nation "MLB wants to emulate ‘Field of Dreams’ next season, and that’s fine. But if we’re being honest, big league adaptations of these movies would be even cooler. I've never seen Field of Dreams. It’s probably fine? From what I gather..." September 21

  • 2020 Red Sox Season Looks Just as Gloomy for So Many Reasons

    12 Up "A year after a historic 2018 campaign that ended in a World Series title, the Boston Red Sox have been mediocre (to put it nicely) in 2019. Everyone waited and waited for this team to wake up and play like champions, but it never happened. And their bitter enemy, the New..." September 21

  • Atlanta Braves Clinch 2nd Straight NL East Title with 6-0 Win over Giants

    Bleacher Report "The Atlanta Braves locked up their second straight National League East title Friday after beating the San Francisco Giants 6-0. Brian McCann and Ronald Acuna Jr. each hit home runs, and Ozzie Albies added a couple of hits. Mike Foltynewicz dominated on the mound, striking out seven..." September 20

  • Pete Alonso becomes 2nd rookie to hit 50 HRs

    MLB.com "Mets first baseman Pete Alonso’s assault on the record books continued Friday night at Great American Ball Park. With one out and a runner on first in the eighth, Alonso clobbered a 2-2 pitch from Cincinnati right-hander Sal Romano to become the first player in Mets franchise history..." September 20

  • Jacob deGrom may be on a path towards another Cy Young Award

    The Sports Daily "When Jacob deGrom won the Cy Young Award a year ago, he did it with a truly historic season. Despite winning only 10 games for the woeful New York Mets, deGrom posted an outstanding 1.70 ERA and was clearly the best pitcher in baseball. There hasn’t been an expectation that deGrom would..." September 20

  • CC Sabathia to Pitch Out of Bullpen for Remainder of 2019 Season

    12 Up "Especially with Domingo German out for the rest of the year following the domestic violence incident, it seemed possible that CC Sabathia might make another start for the 2019 Yankees down the stretch. Well, if it happens, it won't be in the regular season, as..." September 20

  • Yankees' Domingo German won't pitch again in 2019

    WFAN Sports Radio "Domingo German will not pitch for the Yankees again in 2019, according to a report Friday. German was placed on administrative leave under the joint MLB-MLBPA domestic violence policy Thursday while baseball officials investigate a domestic violence allegation against the..." September 20

  • Dave Martinez to return to Nationals after heart procedure

    Sportress of Blogitude "The Washington Nationals have announced that Dave Martinez will resume managerial duties when the team faces the Miami Marlins on Friday night. The skipper has been absent the past three games after suffering chest pains on Sunday that necessitated Martinez undergoing a heart..." September 20

  • Twins' Sam Dyson’s Season In Jeopardy

    MLB Trade Rumors "Dyson indicated Friday that he’s likely to undergo surgery next week, per Darren Wolfson of 5 Eyewitness News. SEPT. 14, 4:10pm: Indeed, Miller reported that season-ending shoulder surgery is on the table for Dyson, who felt pain in his shoulder just two..." September 20

  • Noah Syndergaard's future with the New York Mets remains cloudy

    The Sports Daily "The New York Mets gave Noah Syndergaard his personal catcher yesterday, but the results did not improve. Syndergaard struggled mightily against the Colorado Rockies, giving up four runs on 10 hits in 5.2 innings with Rene Rivera behind the plate. The Mets bailed Syndergaard out of a loss by..." September 20

  • Fernando Tatis Jr.’s rookie season was incredible, even if it was cut short

    SB Nation "“[Fernando Tatis Jr. is] most likely done for the remainder of the season. It’s been really tough for him over the last couple of days to kind of swallow this. For us, it’s a tough blow. For him, we’re going to take care of him.” That line from..." September 20

  • Joe Maddon's Reckless Use of Cubs' Injured Players Should Be Final Straw if They Miss Playoffs

    12 Up "Joe Maddon's been a staple in the Chicago Cubs' dugout for the past five years now, with his biggest achievement coming in the form a World Series championship in 2016 that ended the Cubs' historic World Series drought. For that, Cubs fans will be eternally grateful..." September 20

  • Don Mattingly’s extension shows Marlins’ future remains bleak under Derek Jeter

    Sportsnaut "Throughout the recent years of the Miami Marlins dysfunction, manager Don Mattingly has been the one constant in the organization. So, Marlins CEO Derek Jeter has decided to sign him to an extension. As first reported by Daniel Alvarez and confirmed by Jon Heyman, Miami is giving..." September 20

  • Aubrey Huff, Seth McClung feuding on Twitter

    Hardball Talk "Seth McClung pitched for six seasons for the Tampa Bay Devil Rays and the Milwaukee Brewers. His time in Tampa Bay overlapped with Aubrey Huff’s time with the Devil Rays for several seasons, making them teammates. It would seem, however, that they did not get along too well...." September 20

  • Mickey Callaway’s Mets future could hinge on this final stretch

    New York Post "As the Mets sit on the fringe of National League wild-card contention, questions pertaining to next season have been placed on hold. Included is whether manager Mickey Callaway will return in 2020 to complete the final year of his contract. Multiple organizational sources have..." September 20

  • Don Mattingly to remain in charge of Marlins' rebuild with contract extension, reports say

    Sporting News "The Marlins are staying the course with manager Don Mattingly. Miami will announce Friday that it has agreed to a contract extension with the veteran skipper, according to reports Thursday by Extrabase's Daniel Alvarez-Montes and the Miami Herald's Barry..." September 20

  • Edinson Volquez says he might reconsider a 15th season...but only if it's with the Rangers

    Dallas Morning News "When he went through four months of rehab for yet another elbow injury, Edinson Volquez said he just wanted to return to the majors so he could go out on his own terms at the end of the season. He might be reconsidering. Volquez has pitched well in five outings as a reliever..." September 20

  • Rusney Castillo Won’t Opt Out Of Red Sox Contract

    SI "Seven miles north of Fenway Park, Rusney Castillo slides into the driver's seat of his rented black Maserati Ghibli. It's 7 1/2 hours before first pitch, but Castillo has learned the rhythms of game days in the U.S. after the Red Sox signed him to a seven-year, $72.5 million deal in..." September 20

  • As Andrew Friedman’s contract with Dodgers nears end, an extension is likely

    Orange County Register "Hyun-Jin Ryu, Rich Hill, David Freese and Russell Martin will all be free agents following the conclusion of this season. Contract decisions could send others on the Dodgers’ current roster onto the open market in November or December. But there is an even more central..." September 20

  • Ian Kennedy fell in love with closing, and that romance has saved his Royals career

    Sporting News "Ian Kennedy spent last offseason training to return from injury as a starter, having held that role throughout his MLB career. He entered the spring in a good physical place despite recent hamstring and oblique strains.  But the 34-year-old received news he didn’t..." September 20

  • Jerry Dipoto points to promising signs for Mariners, but it’s still an act of faith

    Seattle Times "Jerry Dipoto stood in front of about 200 hard-core Mariners fans on Wednesday and explained, in detail, how well he thought the step-back plan is progressing, and why. The general manager did so at the same time that the M’s are limping to the end of one of the worst seasons, by many..." September 20

  • Yolmer Sanchez knows White Sox might not keep him, and it’s bumming him out

    Chicago Sun-Times "Yolmer Sanchez was 16 when he signed with the White Sox as an international free agent in 2009. What sometimes feels like a lifetime later, the 27-year-old Venezuelan infielder looks back on that day with gratitude. ‘‘This has been, like, my only team, my baseball..." September 20

  • Red Sox will listen to trade offers for Mookie Betts

    Sportsnet "The Boston Red Sox will listen to trade offers for reigning AL MVP Mookie Betts, according to ESPN’s Joon Lee. However, Lee mentions that the ask “will be high” from the Red Sox.  " September 19

  • Braves star Ronald Acuna Jr. makes history with 40th home run, closes in on 40/40 club

    CBS Sports "Atlanta Braves outfielder Ronald Acuna Jr. launched a two-run home run off Phillies right-hander Aaron Nola in the third inning of Thursday's division matchup. The team-leading long ball was Acuna's 40th of the season to go along with 37 stolen..." September 19

  • Yankees pitcher Domingo Germán placed on leave amid domestic violence probe

    New York Post "Yankees pitcher Domingo Germán has been sidelined amid a domestic violence investigation, the team announced on Thursday. “We fully support all measures being undertaken by the Commissioner’s Office pursuant to the Policy on Domestic Violence,” read a..." September 19

  • Josh Donaldson Now in Line for Free-Agent Riches After Rediscovering MVP Form

    Bleacher Report "When the Atlanta Braves made a $23 million bet on Josh Donaldson last winter, how he would bounce back after consecutive injury-marred seasons was anyone's guess. Put it this way: He's bounced himself toward a payday worth more than $23..." September 19

  • J.T. Realmuto open to being a Phillie for life

    MLB.com "J.T. Realmuto has seen enough in his few months in Philadelphia to know that he could play here a long time. The Phillies can make that happen by signing him to a multiyear contract extension this offseason. General manager Matt Klentak said on Wednesday it’s..." September 19

  • The DEA is probing Tyler Skaggs’ death

    Hardball Talk "It was revealed last month that Angels pitcher Tyler Skaggs’ death was the result of Fentanyl, oxycodone and alcohol in his system. Now the Drug Enforcement Administration is looking into it. T.J. Quinn of ESPN reports that the DEA is investigating where Skaggs obtained the..." September 19

  • Mets' Noah Syndergaard at loss over misguided slider, says he needs 'Dr. Phil or something'

    Sporting News "Mets right-hander Noah Syndergaard might require an appearance on daytime TV — and not just to sort out his frayed relationship with catcher Wilson Ramos. After his slider again failed him Wednesday against the Rockies, Syndergaard struggled to explain his woes. The pitch..." September 19

  • Kenley Jansen booed by Dodgers fans, admits he 'sucked' after blown save

    The Sports Daily "Dodgers closer Kenley Jansen was once the best in the business, but even though only two years have passed since then, so much has changed. Jansen blew yet another save in Wednesday’s loss to the Rays — his eighth of the season. It’s a career high for him, and surely..." September 19

  • Josh Donaldson on next contract: ‘Not something I put time or energy into’

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Braves third baseman Josh Donaldson is having the ultimate comeback year. After his past two seasons were deteriorated by injuries, he’s shown his MVP form wasn’t stranded in his past. Donaldson, who turns 34 in December, has hit .260/.381/.530 with 37 homers, 89 RBIs and..." September 19

  • Phillies Will Pursue Realmuto Extension In Offseason

    MLB Trade Rumors "Although the Phillies are hanging in the National League wild-card race as time runs out in the regular season, it seems fair to say this year hasn’t quite gone according to plan for the club. After missing the playoffs for the seventh straight time in 2018, the Phillies reeled in more..." September 19

  • Joey Gallo Might Not Return In 2019

    Dallas Morning News "It appears Joey Gallo's promising 2019 season may be over, after all. Rangers manager Chris Woodward acknowledged the possibility Wednesday for the first time since Gallo broke the hamate bone in his right hand nearly two months ago. The club later announced Gallo had returned to..." September 19

  • Who will be next skipper to join 2K wins list?

    MLB.com "Bruce Bochy’s 2,000th managerial victory is in the books, and, while a Cooperstown calling was already a foregone conclusion with or without this milestone, this puts the soon-to-be-retired Giants skipper in some rare and heady company. Only 10 other managers -- Connie..." September 19

  • Jakob Junis Shut Down For Remainder Of 2019

    Kansas City Star "The Royals have shut down right-handed pitcher Jakob Junis for the remainder of the season because of his increased workload and fatigue. Left-hander Eric Skoglund, who most recently pitched out of the bullpen, will take Junis’ s spot in the rotation and start Friday..." September 19

  • Kyle Schwarber tells Amir Garrett to get off his lawn after strikeout celebration

    Sporting News "Reds relief pitcher Amir Garrett tried to fight an entire team by himself earlier this year, so he's certainly not afraid of showing emotion on the diamond. His celebration of a ninth-inning strikeout against the Cubs on Wednesday drew the ire of outfielder Kyle..." September 19

  • Aaron Sanchez May Not Be Ready For Start Of 2020 Season

    Yardbarker "Details surrounding Aaron Sanchez’s shoulder surgery last week remain unusually sparse, but Astros manager A.J. Hinch indicated to reporters on Wednesday that Sanchez’s rehab process could carry into the 2020 season, via Brian McTaggart of MLB.com. The..." September 19

  • Nick Williams’ time with Phillies seems to be running out

    NBC Sports Philadelphia "Nick Williams has become a forgotten man on this Phillies roster. He was brought back from Triple A when rosters expanded in September, but entered Tuesday night with just one at-bat in 13 games since his return. Williams was a key piece in the big rebuild trade that sent Cole Hamels..." September 19

  • Bruce Bochy becomes 11th manager with 2,000 wins

    MLB.com "Bruce Bochy was driving in his car listening to sports talk radio after his first game as a Major League manager. The Padres had lost their 1995 season opener by eight runs, and the critics were not pleased with the outcome. “The first game couldn’t have gone worse,”..." September 19

  • Blue Jays claim pitcher Ryan Dull off waivers, move Tim Mayza to 60-day IL

    Sportsnet "The Toronto Blue Jays have claimed right-handed relief pitcher Ryan Dull off waivers from the New York Yankees. In a corresponding move, left-hander Tim Mayza was placed on the 60-day injured list, which opened up a spot on the Blue Jays’ 40-man..." September 19

  • Red Sox shut down David Price for rest of season, will visit with doctors in coming days

    Mass Live "The Red Sox have decided to shut down starting pitcher David Price for the remainder of the 2019 season. He spent from Aug. 8-Sept. 1 on the injured list because of a cyst on his left wrist. He then made one start before feeling wrist tightness during a bullpen session Sept. 4. He..." September 18

  • Hey look, the Angels squandered another epic Mike Trout season

    The Score "Mike Trout, as you've surely heard by now, is done for the season. After being hampered by soreness for the past month, Trout - who last appeared in a game on Sept. 7 - will undergo season-ending surgery this week to address a condition called Morton's neuroma that causes pain..." September 18

  • Police: Felipe Vazquez Did Suspect Girl Was Underage

    TMZ "Pennsylvania State Police say MLB pitcher Felipe Vazquez suspected the victim in his child solicitation case was underage when he first met her ... but he had sex with her anyway. TMZ Sports has obtained the police criminal complaint filed by the Penn. State Police in..." September 18

  • Marlins closing in on 2-year deal with Miguel Rojas

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Marlins and infielder Miguel Rojas are working to finalize a contract extension, MLB Network’s Jon Heyman reports (via Twitter). The two sides are “believed” to be discussing a two-year pact with an option for a third season, he adds. Rojas is represented by the..." September 18

  • Yankees activate Giancarlo Stanton for Wednesday's game

    CBS Sports "On Wednesday, the Yankees announced that Giancarlo Stanton was activated from the 60-day injured list. Stanton is back in the Yankees lineup for the first time in nearly three months, batting fifth and starting in left field.   September 18

  • Jorge Soler having record season for Kansas City Royals

    The Sports Daily "Jorge Soler of La Habana, Cuba is having a record season for the Kansas City Royals in 2019. The current leader in the American League in home runs with 45, Soler set the Royals franchise record for most home runs in a season with 39 on September 3 in a 6-5 Royals win over the Detroit..." September 18