• 82-Year-Old Man Set to Take Over as Mets Pitching Coach

    12 Up "The New York Mets pitching staff this season has been anything but impressive, top to bottom. The Mets rank 28th in the MLB in staff ERA (that was supposed to be their strength!), so a change was needed for the Metropolitans. After firing their pitching coach Dave Eiland and..." June 20

  • Mets Reportedly Fire Pitching Coach Dave Eiland and Bullpen Coach Chuck Hernandez

    New York Post "The Mets have found a fall guy in Dave Eiland, firing the longtime pitching coach as well as bullpen coach Chuck Hernandez. The 35-39 Mets will begin a four-game series with the Cubs Thursday at Wrigley Field. The Mets are replacing Eiland with longtime coach Phil Regan, 82, who is..." June 20

  • Rays' Montreal play has huge ripples - and likely means end of MLB in Tampa

    USA Today "It was a momentous Thursday for baseball aficionados in Montreal. It was a significant day for baseball lovers in Portland and maybe Nashville and possibly Charlotte. Major League Baseball granting the Rays – full name, TBD – permission to explore splitting future..." June 20

  • Struggling Phillies batting Bryce Harper lead-off for first time with team

    Sportsnaut "The Philadelphia Phillies, who have been in something of a funk recently, are trying something different with their lineup and Bryce Harper. In Thursday’s game against the Nationals, Harper will lead off. This is the first time he’s done so as a member of the..." June 20

  • Anything But a World Series Title Would Be Crushing For the Yankees

    The Big Lead "Every season for the New York Yankees is a World Series year, but 2019 is a very different type of year. It is more than any other win-or-bust type of year. It’s a year where they’re looking to win now, win big, and win easily. In short, the postseason isn’t..." June 20

  • Sources: Rays to explore playing in Montreal

    ESPN "The Tampa Bay Rays received permission from Major League Baseball's executive council to explore a plan in which they would play early-season home games in the Tampa Bay area and the remainder of the year in Montreal, sources familiar with the situation told ESPN. While..." June 20

  • What should the Diamondbacks do with Zack Greinke?

    Beyond The Boxscore "One had to wonder how Zack Greinke’s current contract would look long term when he signed it three years ago. He was 32 years old and had just signed a six-year, $206.5 million with the Diamondbacks. Despite his age, the time could not have worked out better, as he was able to..." June 20

  • Tim Tebow is now the worst hitter in all of Minor League Baseball

    Sportsnaut "When the New York Mets promoted outfielder to Triple-A Syracuse before the 2019 season, many got excited that the 31-year-old would be on the doorstep of an MLB debut after making great strides in 2018. Instead, Tebow has become the worst hitter across the entire minor leagues. At a..." June 20

  • Albert Pujols defined an era of Cardinal baseball

    Viva El Birdos "I moved to Missouri when I was 6 years old. I came from Alabama, which was unquestionably Braves country. It was 2000, and Atlanta was in the middle of an incredible run of division success. My dad grew up in the northwest corner of Alabama, and he supported the..." June 20

  • Cody Allen Drawing Interest

    MLB Trade Rumors "Free-agent reliever Cody Allen, whom the Angels released Tuesday, is drawing substantial interest. At least 11 teams have inquired about Allen, Jon Heyman of MLB Network reports. The Angels signed the 30-year-old Allen to an $8.5MM guarantee in the offseason,..." June 20

  • Padres to Recall Chris Paddack After Brief Stint in Single-A

    12 Up "After the San Diego Padres optioned star rookie Chris Paddack to Single-A ball to limit his innings, they have decided to bring the young pitcher back to the big leagues in a quick change of heart. Paddack has been solid thus far this season, sporting a 3.15 ERA with 72..." June 20

  • Blake Snell records 1 out vs. Yankees in worst start of career

    The Score "Tampa Bay Rays ace Blake Snell recorded just one out in a disastrous first inning against the New York Yankees on Wednesday - the shortest start of his MLB career. The reigning AL Cy Young Award winner issued four walks while giving up two hits, including a..." June 20

  • What’s next for Orioles roster?

    Masn "The Orioles are changing cities and their roster. Dwight Smith Jr. is expected to come off the concussion injured list after playing two games with Triple-A Norfolk and hitting a home run last night, though manager Brandon Hyde left open the possibility on MASN that it..." June 20

  • Rockies shortstop Trevor Story awaits more tests after injuring thumb

    Denver Post "The waiting is now the hardest part for Colorado’s Trevor Story. The all-star shortstop jammed his right thumb in the sixth inning of the Rockies’ 6-4 victory over the Diamondbacks Wednesday night. Initial X-rays were negative, but more tests, including an MRI, are..." June 20

  • Tigers' Ron Gardenhire keeping it light, loose as trade deadline looms

    Detroit News "It’s happened more than once, and it’s funny every time — in a gallows humor sort of way. Tigers manager Ron Gardenhire will brush past Shane Greene, Nick Castellanos or Matthew Boyd in the clubhouse, or as they are getting on the bus, and he will say, “Are you..." June 20

  • Rich Hill placed on injured list with left forearm discomfort, will have MRI

    Yahoo! Sports "Injuries are a concern for Los Angeles Dodgers starter Rich Hill once again, as he exited Wednesday’s game against the San Francisco Giants with left forearm discomfort after just one inning. The Dodgers immediately placed Hill on the injured list..." June 20

  • Jameson Taillon on his elbow issues: 'I just want to pitch'

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "Jameson Taillon isn't worried about pitching in his hometown of Houston next week. He simply wants to pitch again. As it stands now, the Pirates' ace has seen his return from a right elbow flexor tendon strain stall, and it could be 10 days to two weeks until he..." June 20

  • Phillies Likely To Place Pat Neshek On Injured List

    MLB Trade Rumors "Phillies reliever Pat Neshek suffered a left hamstring strain in the team’s loss to the Nationals on Wednesday night. He’s likely heading to the 10-day injured list as a result, manager Gabe Kapler said (via Scott Lauber of Philly.com). This will..." June 20

  • Will CC Sabathia be the last MLB pitcher to win 250 games?

    SB Nation "CC Sabathia reached a milestone Wednesday with his six strong innings against Tampa Bay. The Yankees left-hander earned the victory, making Sabathia the 48th pitcher in Major League Baseball history to win 250 games. The postgame conversation included a lot of Hall..." June 19

  • Yankee ownership would add to luxury tax bill for right trade

    Larry Brown Sports "The New York Yankees face one of the biggest luxury tax bills in Major League Baseball, but they won’t let it stop them if they feel it necessary to make a big trade. The Yankees are roughly $15 million shy of passing the $246 million mark in terms of payroll. If they surpassed..." June 19

  • Is the Mets bullpen already suffering a makeover fail?

    Yardbarker "It’s still too soon to make any conclusive statements on the outcome of the Mets’ offseason roster revamping efforts. Relief pitching, in particular, can turn on a dime. But it’s safe to say that the team’s bullpen makeover is not looking pretty at this..." June 19

  • David Ortiz Not Intended Target Of Shooting ... D.R. Officials Say

    TMZ "The gunman who shot David Ortiz in the Dominican Republic earlier this month DID NOT mean to target Big Papi ... so say D.R. officials, who say it was Ortiz's FRIEND they wanted to kill. D.R. police and prosecutors just announced Sixto David Fernandez -- who was allegedly..." June 19

  • Diamondbacks To Sign First-Rounder Blake Walston

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Diamondbacks have reached an agreement with first-round left-hander Blake Walston, the team announced. Walston received $2.45MM, just below the $2,653,400 slot value, Jim Callis of MLB.com tweets. The Walston agreement brings the Diamondbacks closer to finishing their heavy..." June 19

  • CC Sabathia gets his milestone win

    New York Post "On a day the Yankees were looking to take their biggest lead of the season in the division, CC Sabathia delivered his best outing in over a month and added to his Hall of Fame résumé. The left-hander easily outdueled Blake Snell, last year’s AL Cy Young Award..." June 19

  • Zack Wheeler addresses trade rumors: ‘It's something that you don't want to think about’

    Sporting News "Zack Wheeler is trying to focus on the present. The 29-year-old starter is in the final year of his contract and the Mets could reportedly consider moving him if they fall further out of playoff contention. Wheeler addressed the trade rumors when he met with reporters..." June 19

  • J.T. Realmuto emerges as rock among Phillies' stars: 'His toughness is already legendary'

    USA Today "Wherever he goes, it seems, J.T. Realmuto’s athletic achievements aren’t so much registered on a stat sheet as they are steeped in folklore. As a high school quarterback in Oklahoma, his exploits were so staggering – 45 touchdowns on the strength of his right arm and..." June 19

  • Do Yanks prefer these pitchers to Madison Bumgarner?

    MLB.com "The Yankees are expected to add a pitcher or two before the July 31 Trade Deadline and have been linked to Giants left-hander Madison Bumgarner, but MLB Network insider Joel Sherman notes in an article for the New York Post that Bumgarner doesn’t quite match the profile of recent hurlers..." June 19

  • Xander Bogaerts on All-Star results: 'It's kind of getting annoying'

    WEEI Boston "Xander Bogaerts is downright flummoxed. Bogaerts has been an All-Star just once in his previous five years of being a full-time big leaguer. That has left the Red Sox shortstop scratching his head. And now this ... Despite entering Tuesday leading all American League..." June 19

  • Carson Smith cut loose by Red Sox

    CBS Sports "Smith (shoulder) was released by the Red Sox on Wednesday, Chris Cotillo of MassLive.com reports. Smith has been out of commission all season while working his way back from shoulder surgery he underwent last June. " June 19

  • Max Scherzer plans to pitch day after suffering broken nose

    The Score "Washington Nationals ace Max Scherzer is still planning to pitch Wednesday against the Philadelphia Phillies one day after breaking his nose during batting practice, MLB Network's Jon Heyman reports. Nationals manager Dave Martinez said Scherzer told him, "Expect me to..." June 19

  • Yankees Release Danny Farquhar

    Yahoo! Sports "Some bummer news: the Yankees have released pitcher Danny Farquhar. Farquhar signed a minor league deal with New York back in January. It was more notable than your typical minor league deal, however, as Farquhar, you may recall, suffered a brain hemorrhage from a ruptured aneurysm in..." June 19

  • MLB trade rumors: Phillies landing Tigers’ Matthew Boyd without surrendering top prospect?

    Newark Star-Ledger "Now this is a fascinating idea. As we approach the July 31 Major League Baseball trade deadline, the idea of the Detroit Tigers shopping breakout lefty Matthew Boyd is gaining steam. Among the possible destinations for the 28-year-old lefty: the..." June 19

  • Marlins acquire Cesar Puello from Angels

    CBS Sports "Puello was traded from the Angels to the Marlins on Wednesday in exchange for cash considerations. The two teams struck a deal after Puello was designated for assignment by the Angels earlier in the week. Prior to being dropped from Los Angeles' 40-man roster, Puello compiled an..." June 19

  • Hendricks, Chatwood, Alzolay and where the Cubs rotation goes from here

    NBC Sports Chicago "Kyle Hendricks' shoulder injury isn't opening the door for Adbert Alzolay to make his way into the Cubs rotation. Not initially, at least. The Cubs will hand Tyler Chatwood the ball in Hendricks' normal spot Thursday evening against the Mets at Wrigley Field,..." June 19

  • Giancarlo Stanton’s return shows his awkward place in Yankees universe

    New York Post "If the Yankees win and Giancarlo Stanton strikes out twice, does it make a sound? The answer could definitively be found Tuesday night in the Bronx: Yes, it makes a rather significant sound, a melody of boos with a “You suck!” punctuating the scene. Such is the..." June 19

  • Astros' José Altuve set to return to lineup Wednesday

    Houston Chronicle "José Altuve's presence in the Astros clubhouse on Tuesday afternoon garnered cheers, chants of his name and even paused an otherwise unstoppable card game among a throng of teammates in the far corner. Wednesday, the six-time All-Star returns in full. After..." June 19

  • Phillies need a 5th and 6th starter this weekend; who could it be?

    NBC Sports Philadelphia "Consecutive rainouts Monday and Tuesday benefited the Phillies by giving J.T. Realmuto and Jay Bruce two additional days to recover from their injuries. Had the Phils played Tuesday night, both players would have been available to pinch-hit but would have likely needed pinch-runners. Realmuto..." June 19

  • Aaron Judge Has Awesome Quote About Rejoining Yankees After Rehab Success

    12 Up "The New York Yankees are slowly but surely getting their stars back into the lineup. Giancarlo Stanton made his return on Tuesday night, and following behind is Aaron Judge, who's been out with an oblique strain. Judge recently began his rehab stint with Triple-A..." June 19

  • Mets manager admits to trying to pad Jacob deGrom’s stats

    Larry Brown Sports "If nothing else, you have to give Mickey Callaway credit for his honesty. New York Mets ace Jacob deGrom threw a gem on Tuesday, going 8.1 innings, striking out 10 batters, and allowing just two earned runs in a 10-2 win over the Atlanta Braves. Callaway, the Mets manager, pulled..." June 19

  • David Price pulled vs. Twins after 5 innings and just 73 pitches; ‘not injury related,’ team says

    Mass Live "David Price was cruising vs. the Twins here Tuesday. The Boston Red Sox lefty tossed 5 innings, allowing just one run, four hits and no walks while striking out two. But then he left the game. Mike Shawaryn relieved him to begin the sixth inning. Price was at just 73..." June 19

  • Rays’ Yandy Diaz out for second straight day with hamstring tightness

    Tampa Bay Times "The Rays were without infielder Yandy Diaz (right hamstring tightness), the team’s best hitter in the month of June, from their starting lineup for the second straight game Tuesday at Yankee Stadium. Diaz hasn't played since leaving Sunday's game in the ninth..." June 19

  • Walker Lockett is Mets’ surprising answer for Noah Syndergaard injury

    New York Post "The Mets will bring in new blood in trying to fill Noah Syndergaard’s vacancy in the rotation. To that end, the team plans to call up right-hander Walker Lockett from Triple-A Syracuse to start Thursday night against the Cubs at Wrigley Field, according to industry sources...." June 19

  • Joc Pederson’s first base experiment will leave the Dodgers’ laboratory soon

    Orange County Register "The ball trickled to Joc Pederson’s right. He reached down with his glove, fielding the ball on his backhand, then in the same motion executed a perfect no-look flip to a pitcher covering first base behind him. From his usual place in the outfield that would have been impossible. Tuesday..." June 19

  • Mets bullpen adds two fresh relievers after Jeurys Familia lands on IL

    New York Daily News "A day after the Mets bullpen coughed up seven runs and manager Mickey Callaway said the Mets have to “re-calibrate” what they’re doing, the team’s relief corps will have a new look. Jeurys Familia towed his 7.81 ERA and sore right shoulder to the 10-day injured..." June 19

  • Mariners pitcher Felix Hernandez getting a new MRI after feeling discomfort in lat area

    Seattle Times "Mariners pitcher Felix Hernandez was scheduled to undergo an MRI on Tuesday after experiencing discomfort in “his lat area and the back of his shoulder,” Mariners manager Scott Servais said. Hernandez, who has been on the injured list with a Grade 1 lat strain, pitched 2..." June 19

  • Mets' Justin Wilson scratched from rehab assignment

    SNY TV "The Mets desperately need bullpen help, but it appears they were dealt another setback in making that happen.  Justin Wilson, who has been on the IL since early May with elbow soreness, was scratched from his rehab assignment on Tuesday due to left elbow tightness, the Mets..." June 19

  • Marcus Stroman: Future with Blue Jays 'kind of out of my control'

    The Score "Toronto Blue Jays right-hander Marcus Stroman is becoming increasingly enlightened to the fact that he may not be a staple of the team's long-term plans. "I'm just starting to really, truly understand the business of baseball and the business of..." June 19

  • D-backs, top pick Corbin Carroll agree to deal

    MLB.com "The D-backs have agreed to terms with outfielder Corbin Carroll, according to MLB Pipeline's Jim Callis. The deal is for $3,745,500, which is the full-slot value for the 16th overall pick in the 2019 MLB Draft. The club has not confirmed. A left-handed hitter and thrower from..." June 19

  • Lenny Dysktra spent Father's Day weekend dumpster-diving for his $80K dentures

    USA Today "Former MLB player Lenny Dykstra has a long history of odd behavior and run-ins with the law, but even by his standards, what happened to him this weekend may have been his weirdest story yet. The former New York Mets and Philadelphia Phillies outfielder chronicled his..." June 19

  • Luis Severino expects to throw from mound next week

    Sportsnaut "Luis Severino still has many steps to go before returning to the mound. Still, the New York Yankees ace is making significant progress. On Tuesday, Severino noted that he expects to throw from the mound some time next week. That’s the first step towards his eventual..." June 18