• J.T. Realmuto 'astonished' by former teammate Christian Yelich's ascent

    The Score "J.T. Realmuto and Christian Yelich formed part of a promising young core with the Miami Marlins after they were selected two rounds apart in the 2010 draft. Now that both have found new homes after being traded by the rebuilding Marlins, Yelich has exploded. He won the National League..." May 26

  • Pirates' Joe Musgrove calls on team's management to add help to struggling, injured rotation

    CBS Sports "Saturday night, the meat grinder that is the Dodgers' lineup roughed up Pittsburgh Pirates right-hander Joe Musgrove for six runs on 10 hits in five innings (LAD 7, PIT 2). He threw 84 pitches. That happened one day after opener Michael Feliz surrendered five runs and recorded one out. It..." May 26

  • Matt Harvey tried to hide back injury from Angels

    Larry Brown Sports "Los Angeles Angels pitcher Matt Harvey was placed on the 10-day IL Saturday with an upper back strain that he’d apparently pitched through at least once. Harvey admitted Sunday that he stubbornly refused to tell the Angels about his back issue, trying instead to pitch through..." May 26

  • Nationals sign George Kontos to minors deal

    MLB.com "The Nationals' fluid bullpen has added some organizational depth with the signing of veteran right-hander George Kontos to a Minor League deal. Kontos is expected to report to Triple-A Fresno. Washington’s bullpen entered play Sunday with an MLB-worst 7.09 ERA. General..." May 26

  • Aaron Judge ‘feeling really good,’ hopes to swing a bat ‘soon’

    Sportsnaut "Aaron Judge is inching his way back to a return with the New York Yankees after spending more than a month on the injured list with an oblique injury. The Yankees star ran and threw for the first time since the injury on Monday, and on Sunday he opened up about how his recovery is..." May 26

  • Orioles place Chris Davis on injured list

    Hardball Talk "The Orioles announced on Sunday that first baseman Chris Davis has been placed on the 10-day disabled list due to a hip injury. Pitcher Evan Phillips was recalled from Triple-A Norfolk. It is unclear when Davis, 33, suffered the injury, but he hadn’t started since Thursday...." May 26

  • Wilson Ramos starting to look like the hitter the Mets paid for

    New York Post "The Mets had the whole Star Wars theme working Saturday afternoon at Citi Field. Princess Leia was there in costume and a bobble-head of Obi-Wan Canobi was distributed to fans with the likeness of Robinson Cano. But no one carried a bigger lightsaber on this day than Mets catcher Wilson..." May 26

  • Scooter Gennett moves to next step of rehab process

    MLB.com "Injured Reds second baseman Scooter Gennett has been taking ground balls during batting practice the last few days in the latest advancement of his rehab from a severe right groin strain. On Saturday, Gennett took routine grounders hit to him by bench coach Freddie Benavides. So far,..." May 26

  • Boston's David Price likely to start on schedule after flu-like symptoms

    Yardbarker "Boston left-hander David Price faced only three batters before leaving Saturday’s game due to flu-like symptoms, but it does not appear likely he’ll miss a turn through the Red Sox rotation. According to manager Alex Cora, the Red Sox hope to bring Price back on Tuesday or..." May 26

  • Are the Houston Astros as good this year as they were in 2017?

    Sportsnaut "The Houston Astros were unsuccessful in getting to the World Series in 2018, but 2019 looks to be the year their fortunes turn. The big picture: With the Astros already having two 10-game winning streaks less than halfway through the season, just how good are the Astros? The..." May 26

  • Braves interested in Craig Kimbrel, Dallas Keuchel

    MLB Trade Rumors "Braves general manager Alex Anthopoulos “made it clear” Sunday that the Braves have legitimate interest in free-agent pitchers Craig Kimbrel and Dallas Keuchel, according to Jim Bowden of SiriusXM. Unsurprisingly, though, the Braves don’t seem inclined to sign Kimbrel or..." May 26

  • Twins could have interest in Craig Kimbrel

    Sportsnaut "As the Minnesota Twins continue to surge in the standings behind the league’s highest-scoring lineup, the front office could be reportedly looking making a big addition on the pitching side. According to The Athletic’s Ken Rosenthal, Minnesota is among the contenders that..." May 26

  • After losing his power stroke in 2018, Josh Bell has become one of the top hitters in baseball in 2019

    CBS Sports "I know of at least one person who did not expect Pittsburgh Pirates first baseman Josh Bell to have the monster breakout season he's currently having. In the days leading up to Opening Day 2019, an anonymous scout absolutely shredded Bell in Sports Illustrated's season preview. The..." May 26

  • Another son of MLB star promoted to the Majors

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Manager Terry Francona said the Indians needed a starting pitcher for Tuesday night to face the Red Sox at Fenway Park. They’ve found one. Prospect Zach Plesac will make his big-league debut against Boston. The Indians 12th round pick out of Ball State in 2016 is having a big..." May 26

  • Red Sox pull David Price after 15 pitches vs. Astros

    Sporting News "David Price's outing was short Saturday. The Red Sox lefty left a matchup with the Astros after facing just three batters and two outs in the first inning. Price got Aledmys Diaz out on one pitch and then struck out Alex Bregman before going deep into the count with..." May 26

  • Brewers' Craig Counsell rips umpire after ejection

    Madison.com "Philadelphia Phillies ace Jake Arrieta was terrific in his first win in a month. The Milwaukee Brewers felt he got some help from plate umpire Mike Estabrook. Arrieta pitched eight effective innings, Andrew McCutchen homered and the Phillies beat the Brewers 7-2 on..." May 26

  • Pirates top prospect Mitch Keller to make major-league debut Monday

    The Score "The Pittsburgh Pirates will have a new face for their twin bill against the Cincinnati Reds on Monday, as the club will promote top prospect Mitch Keller to start on the mound, according to Jonathan Mayo of MLB.com. The 23-year-old right-hander is a former second-round pick and is the..." May 26

  • A's Designate Fernando Rodney for Assignment, Recall Wei-Chung Wang

    NBC Bay Area "The A's had a decision to make this offseason. They could have either picked up Fernando Rodney's $5.25 million option or buy him out for $250K.  In this case, Oakland went the more expensive route. And that has clearly backfired.  Rodney was designated for..." May 25

  • Chicago Cubs expected to be interested in Craig Kimbrel after draft

    Clutch Points "If there is one thing that has become obvious so far this season for the Chicago Cubs, it is that they need to pursue a new closing option. With Brandon Morrow’s injury issues and the rest of the bullpen not finding ways to close out games cleanly, the Cubs need to get aggressive when it..." May 25

  • Report: Rays could make push for Dallas Keuchel or Craig Kimbrel

    The Score "The Tampa Bay Rays could make a push to sign Dallas Keuchel, as the team has stayed in touch with the free-agent left-hander, sources told The Athletic's Ken Rosenthal and Josh Tolentino. The Rays have also reportedly kept in touch with closer Craig Kimbrel. Both..." May 25

  • Why the Chicago Cubs are poised for another deep postseason run

    Sportsnaut "The Chicago Cubs are doing it again. While most the MLB and its fans are enamored with Bryce Harper’s Phillies or busy focusing on the darling Minnesota Twins or the powerhouse New York Yankees, the Chicago Cubs are on pace for their fifth consecutive 90-plus win season. Their..." May 25

  • Giants calling up Carl Yastrzemski's grandson

    Yahoo! Sports "The San Francisco Giants are reportedly calling up outfielder Mike Yastrzemski, grandson of Hall of Famer Carl Yastrzemski. The 28-year-old has been in the minor leagues for seven seasons and has never appeared in a major league game. MLB Network's Jon Heyman first..." May 25

  • The Chicago Cubs should trade one struggling, but promising young outfielder

    Clutch Points "Currently leading the National League Central division by only 1.5 games as the end of May draws closer and closer, the Chicago Cubs have a bit of an issue that needs fixing. Their positional player depth, while a strong suit for the franchise this season, is making it a bit tough to juggle for..." May 25

  • More home runs hit in Friday's action than all but one other day in Major League history

    CBS Sports "Friday was a historic day for home runs. For starters, the Twins became the second team in history to hit 100 home runs through 50 team games (they have 101), joining the 1999 Mariners. Minnesota hit their 100th home run in their 98th game last season. Secondly, MLB teams combined to..." May 25

  • Mike Rizzo says no decision imminent on Davey Martinez’s status

    Masn "Returning from a shocking four-game sweep at the hands of the Mets, Nationals general manager Mike Rizzo spoke prior to the series opener against the Marlins at Nationals Park. Obviously, it has not been a good week for the Nats and Rizzo. The Nats have not won a game since Saturday..." May 25

  • Dallas Keuchel attends Angels game in agent Scott Boras’ suite

    Larry Brown Sports "Dallas Keuchel’s location on Friday night shows everything that is wrong with his year. Keuchel was spotted sitting in agent Scott Boras’ box behind home plate at Angel Stadium in Anaheim for Friday night’s Angels-Texas Rangers game. Keuchel, who is a..." May 25

  • Yankees must follow Red Sox model and keep being bullies

    New York Post "Opener or ace, injury after injury, none of that matters as these Yankees keep beating terrible teams. Keep being bullies, Yankees, even if it is with a second layer of players. The Yankees have stolen a page from the 2018 World Champion Red Sox, who won 108 games, along the..." May 25

  • Are the Minnesota Twins real contenders?

    Sportsnaut "Don’t look now, but the Minnesota Twins have baseball’s best record. It seems unlikely in retrospect. The Twins finished with 78 wins last year. They fired manager Paul Molitor and watched future Hall of Famer Joe Mauer retire last offseason. Yet, somehow, they’re..." May 25

  • Dustin Pedroia suffers setback in rehab game

    NESN "Another day, another concerning injury update on Dustin Pedroia. Pedroia on Friday removed himself from a rehab game with Double-A Portland due to discomfort in his surgically repaired left knee. Pedroia was 0-for-2 with a strikeout for the Sea Dogs. “He didn’t..." May 25

  • George Springer reinjured in first game back, likely going on IL

    Sporting News "George Springer is having a lot of trouble staying healthy right now. After missing the last four games with lower back stiffness, he exited Friday's matchup with the Red Sox in the eighth inning with a noticeable limp after attempting to slide to catch a foul popup. The..." May 25

  • Twins surpass 100 HRs, on pace for ... 327?!

    MLB.com "Miguel Sanó’s third-inning solo homer to Target Field’s upper deck in left field propelled the Twins to their first lead in their 11-4 rout of the White Sox on Friday -- and also towards the top of baseball’s record books. After Eddie Rosario hit No. 99 of the..." May 25

  • Why Mets shouldn’t rush up stud pitching prospect

    New York Post "Jason Vargas plans to return from the injured list Saturday afternoon to start for the Mets against the Tigers, and you know what that means: It’s time to contemplate other options for the Mets’ starting rotation. (Yes, to be fair, the soft-throwing lefty had..." May 25

  • Two small adjustments have helped Lucas Giolito become one of the best pitchers in baseball

    CBS Sports "Thursday night at Minute Maid Park, Chicago White Sox right-hander Lucas Giolito turned in the best outing of his big-league career. Giolito held an Astros club with the highest batting average (.278), highest on-base percentage (.352), and second highest slugging percentage (.499) in baseball..." May 25

  • Astros' Ryan Pressly allows run after 40 straight scoreless appearances

    The Score "It was bound to happen. Houston Astros right-hander Ryan Pressly had his consecutive scoreless appearances streak end at 40 games on Friday thanks to an eighth-inning home run by Boston Red Sox outfielder Jackie Bradley Jr. On May 17, Pressly broke Craig Kimbrel's record..." May 25

  • Trevor Story breaks an Alex Rodriguez record

    MLB.com "The Rockies’ Trevor Story’s milestone home run Friday night -- a seventh-inning, two-run shot that made him the fastest shortstop to 100 homers in history -- excited teammate Nolan Arenado so much that he celebrated by hitting his own homer, his second of the..." May 25

  • Yankees Keep Letting James Paxton Pitch With Knee Pain for Some Reason

    12 Up "New York Yankees left-hander James Paxton has been out since early-May after leaving a start with a left knee injury. It appeared he was trending in the right direction and would be pitching in the Bronx soon, but he didn't sound optimistic after his latest..." May 24

  • Cardinals Move Michael Wacha To Bullpen

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Cardinals have decided to move struggling righty Michael Wacha to the bullpen, MLB.com’s Jenifer Langosch was among those to report on Twitter. Wacha, 27, just hasn’t turned the corner this year after turning in good results during an..." May 24

  • Mets Sign Matt Kemp To Minor League Contract

    Mets Merized Online "As per Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic, the New York Mets have signed veteran outfielder Matt Kemp — most recently of the Cincinnati Reds — to a minor-league contract. Kemp, 34, was slashing .200/.210/.283 with a homer and two doubles in 62 plate appearances..." May 24

  • A's Announce Khris Davis Has Been Placed on 10-day IL, Recall Skye Bolt

    NBC Bay Area "After battling a lingering hip injury (left hip/oblique contusion), the A's announced Friday designated hitter Khris Davis has been placed on the 10-day injured list retroactive to May 22. The 31-year-old appeared to continuously grimace after swinging in regular games following a..." May 24

  • The Washington Nationals should explore a retool, not a rebuild...

    Federal Baseball "In the summer of 2016, the New York Yankees faced a crossroads. The team hadn’t won more than 90 games in four years and was on a similar path July 1 when it woke up with a 39-40 record. New York had acquired closer Aroldis Chapman and second baseman Starlin..." May 24

  • Sean Doolittle, Will Smith among closers Red Sox could pursue as MLB trade season begins

    NBC Sports Boston "We know this much about Dave Dombrowski -- when he diagnoses a problem, he acts. He made one of the most consequential moves of last season in late June, acquiring right-handed slugger Steve Pearce from the Blue Jays to address a deficiency against left-handed pitching. The..." May 24

  • D-backs place David Peralta on 10-day IL, call up Cron, Locastro

    Arizona Sports "The Arizona Diamondbacks placed left fielder David Peralta on the 10-day injured list Friday due to inflammation in his right AC joint. Peralta exited a game on May 15 against the Pittsburgh Pirates due to trap tightness in his right shoulder. He went on to play the next game on May..." May 24

  • Milwaukee Brewers pitcher Jimmy Nelson reinstated, optioned to San Antonio Missions

    San Antonio Express-News "The Milwaukee Brewers announced Friday that they have reinstated pitcher Jimmy Nelson from the 10-day injured list and optioned him to the Triple-A San Antonio Missions. In four appearances for the Missions, Nelson is 2-0 with a 4.74 ERA, amassing 22 strikeouts and nine walks in 19..." May 24

  • Pirates outfielder Corey Dickerson to start rehab assignment Friday

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "On the injured list since April 4 with a right posterior shoulder strain, Pirates outfielder Corey Dickerson will start a rehab assignment on Friday with Class AAA Indianapolis. The Indians are playing a short drive away, in Columbus, Ohio. Dickerson has appeared in just four games..." May 24

  • Ervin Santana agrees to a minor-league contract with the Mets

    Newsday "The Mets have agreed to terms on a minor-league contract with veteran righthander Ervin Santana, the team announced on Friday afternoon. The deal is pending a physical. Santana, a two-time All-Star, will report to Port St. Lucie, Florida, the Mets said. " May 24

  • Why Yankees' best option for rotation help might be Dallas Keuchel

    SNY TV "The Yankees need rotation depth, and the time is fast approaching when they'll have to make a decision as to the route they'll take to secure it. The Yankees lost another rotation member Tuesday, when the club placed CC Sabathia on the 10-day injured list due to pain in..." May 24

  • Orioles pitcher Andrew Cashner will consider sitting out if he’s traded

    Larry Brown Sports "Andrew Cashner could be the most likely trade candidate on a Baltimore Orioles team that is rebuilding and once again nowhere near contention, and the right-hander does not have a no-trade clause. That does not, however, mean he is ready to accept playing for his sixth team in 10 MLB..." May 24

  • MLB trade rumors: Nationals’ Anthony Rendon to Phillies talk has arrived

    Newark Star-Ledger "Maybe the Phillies will just try to bash their way to October. While it’s probably safe to assume an arm (or two) will land in Philadelphia between now and July 31, there’s at least a chance that Phillies general manager Matt Klentak finds a different way to..." May 24

  • Eloy Jimenez is starting to show off his big power

    NBC Sports Chicago "It appears Eloy Jimenez is heating up. The White Sox rookie outfielder didn’t get off to a great start this season, but he showed flashes of his potential. Then, he went down with injury and missed more than three weeks. After going 0-for-7 in his first two games back..." May 24

  • Diamondbacks to promote hot-hitting infielder Kevin Cron

    Arizona Sports "The Arizona Diamondbacks offense needs a boost and the team will be calling up a player to help do that. John Gambadoro of 98.7 FM Arizona’s Sports Station reports the team will call up infielder Kevin Cron from the Triple-A Reno Aces. Cron plays first and third..." May 24