• Hyun-Jin Ryu could shake up free-agent pitching class

    MLB.com "For the past calendar year, Hyun-Jin Ryu has been as good -- if not better -- than any starting pitcher in baseball. So why isn’t he getting more hype as a vaunted member of this winter’s relatively underwhelming free-agent class? The Dodgers’ pitcher is the favorite..." August 21

  • Dodgers' Russell Martin mulling retirement

    Sportsnet "Back with the Los Angeles Dodgers where his career first started, Russell Martin is contemplating the end of his playing days. At 36, the longtime Canadian catcher is loving his second stint out on the West Coast, finding contentment as a part-time player on the National..." August 21

  • Rays’ Kevin Kiermaier calls out team after another loss

    Larry Brown Sports "The Tampa Bay Rays cannot afford to lose any more ground in the American League Wild Card race, and outfielder Kevin Kiermaier knows it. After the Rays lost on Tuesday to the lowly Seattle Mariners, Kiermaier called out the team for their recent stretch of..." August 21

  • Tyler Skaggs' friends plan Players’ Weekend tribute

    MLB.com "When the teams take the field for the first of three Players’ Weekend games on Friday, you’ll notice a uniform patch in memory of the late Angels pitcher Tyler Skaggs, who passed away unexpectedly at the age of 27 on July 1. But several players who knew Skaggs well will be taking..." August 21

  • MLB Trade Rumors: Red Sox dealing Mookie Betts to Cardinals or Braves?

    Newark Star-Ledger "Cue the hysteria in Boston. Red Sox right fielder Mookie Betts, one of baseball’s brightest young stars, could soon be on his way out of Fenway Park. With just one full year remaining on his deal, Betts is a logical name to include in trade rumorswhen the..." August 21

  • MLB warns sexual enhancers may include PEDs

    ESPN "Major League Baseball in a memo warned about the "very real risk" of over-the-counter sexual-enhancement pills after at least two players this year were suspended for performance-enhancing drugs and claimed the banned substances found in their urine came from the unregulated products,..." August 21

  • Red Sox to 'reassess' how they handle pitchers after Chris Sale injury

    NBC Sports Boston "The Boston Red Sox boast the third-best offense in baseball. So, why are they currently six games out of a Wild Card spot? You can blame the starting rotation, which owns a collective 5.05 ERA and sustained another blow this week when ace Chris Sale received a PRP..." August 21

  • Tigers face dilemma with pitching prospect Beau Burrows

    Detroit News "The numbers didn’t matter that much to the Tigers front office. Right-handed pitching prospect Beau Burrows, the club’s first-round pick in 2015, had a rough season at Triple-A Toledo. He dealt with a shoulder injury and he never really found a..." August 21

  • Jon Gray Suffers Season-Ending Foot Fracture

    MLB Trade Rumors "Rockies right-hander Jon Gray will miss the rest of the season after suffering a left foot fracture, the team announced.  Gray has been placed on the 60-day injured list.  Colorado purchased the contract of right-hander Tim Melville from Triple-A, and Melville will..." August 21

  • Is it time for Yankees to worry about Aaron Judge's lack of power?

    SNY TV "Yankees RF Aaron Judge has quickly become one of the MLB's prolific power hitters. But his numbers recently haven't been able to back that up.  You might have noticed Judge's power numbers this season haven't been what they should be. He has only totaled..." August 21

  • Johnny Cueto throws 60 pitches in rehab start, close to Giants return

    NBC Sports Bay Area "Almost nothing can be learned from a rehabbing veteran's box score in the minor leagues. That was reinforced a couple of years ago when a Dodgers A-ball team crushed Giants ace Madison Bumgarner as he tried to get a feel for his signature cutter. So throw out the five runs that..." August 21

  • Braves recall Alex Jackson, Place Brian McCann on the Injured List

    Talking Chop "The Atlanta Braves have made a roster move before tonight’s game against the Miami Marlins. As expected, Atlanta placed catcher Brian McCann on the 10-day injured list with a left knee sprain and recalled catcher Alex Jackson from Gwinnett. McCann was removed last..." August 21

  • US Authorities Chasing Dominican Drug Lord 'El Abusador' Rumored to Have Targeted David Ortiz

    12 Up "More troubling news out of the Dominican Republic. As Red Sox legend David Ortiz continues to recover from a shocking shooting incident in his native country that nearly claimed his life, more reporting continues to pour in shedding light on some of the dangerous activities..." August 21

  • In interview, Jose Abreu says Jerry Reinsdorf told him he'll never play for another team

    NBC Sports Chicago "The evidence that Jose Abreu will be back with the White Sox after his contract ends at the end of this season has been ample throughout 2019. Here's some more. In an interview with the Sun-Times' Daryl Van Schouwen, the slugging first baseman said that White..." August 21

  • Yordan Alvarez Is Already One of MLB's Greatest Rookies, Trade Robberies Ever

    Bleacher Report "Josh Fields had a nice run for the Los Angeles Dodgers. Working mostly in middle relief, the right-hander posted a 2.61 ERA in 124 appearances for them from 2016 to 2018. Still, he's no Yordan Alvarez. It's safe to say this now that we know what the Dodgers..." August 21

  • Justin Verlander, Astros historic favorites against Tigers

    ESPN "The Houston Astros are poised to be one of the largest favorites in an MLB game ever when they send Justin Verlander to the mound against the Detroit Tigers on Wednesday night. The Astros are listed as -500 home favorites at Caesars Sportsbook and as high..." August 21

  • The Mets bullpen is … helping now? How a historically bad unit has improved

    SNY TV "When Steven Matz noticed Mickey Callaway striding towards him with two on and one out in the seventh inning on Tuesday night, the lefty shook his head and cursed. His reaction was a reasonable one: The last time Callaway removed Matz from a tight game, Seth Lugoblew a..." August 21

  • Grudge continues to fester between Braves, Marlins

    Hardball Talk "The Braves and Marlins have some bad blood, especially concerning Ronald Acuña Jr. Around this time last year, José Ureña intentionally threw at Acuña in the first at-bat of a game, leading to a benches-clearing incident. Acuña was hit on the elbow and exited..." August 21

  • No punch in the face this time: Aaron Nola shows why he’s the Phillies’ horse

    NBC Sports Philadelphia "The Phillies owed Aaron Nola one in this ballpark. It was just over a year ago when he took the mound in venerable Fenway Park for the first time in his career. He wrung eight innings of one-run ball out of his right arm in a taut pitcher’s duel against David Price that night...." August 21

  • Why Roger Clemens won’t run for Congress

    New York Post "Roger Clemens has thrown heat and taken heat during his MLB career, but he wants no part of the heat that would come with running for Congress. Clemens, who had been encouraged to run as a Republican candidate in Texas, said he was honored but had “no interest” in running..." August 21

  • Braves expect to know more Wednesday about Brian McCann’s sore knee

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Braves catcher Brian McCann left Tuesday night’s game with left knee soreness at the start of the fourth inning, the latest in a string of injury issues for the team.  The knee started bothering McCann in the inning before he was taken out of the game for..." August 21

  • Astros send Carlos Correa, Aaron Sanchez to injured list

    Houston Chronicle "The Astros announced after Tuesday's 6-3 victory over the Tigers that shortstop Carlos Correa and pitcher Aaron Sanchez are going on the injured list. Correa, who missed 50 games earlier this season with a fractured rib, went through a battery of tests and saw a couple of doctors,..." August 21

  • Tim Tebow appears likely to play in Triple-A again in 2020

    Larry Brown Sports "Tim Tebow looks likely to play another year in the New York Mets’ organization, likely at the same level he played at in 2019. According to Lindsay Kramer of syracuse.com, Tebow intends to play another year of professional baseball with the Mets. His destination, once..." August 21

  • Clayton Kershaw passes Sandy Koufax on Dodgers' all-time wins list

    The Score "Clayton Kershaw made history on Tuesday, collecting the 166th win of his decorated career to surpass Sandy Koufax and become the all-time winningest left-hander in Los Angeles Dodgers history. Kershaw, 31, now has sole possession of fifth place on the Dodgers' wins..." August 21

  • 'Baby steps' in the right direction for Cole Hamels

    NBC Sports Chicago "Cole Hamels is working on so much stuff mechanically right now, he compared his pitching delivery to a golf swing and how "you're thinking about like 10 different things and you can't hit the ball off the tee box." The veteran southpaw picked up the win Tuesday night..." August 21

  • Pirates’ Chris Archer leaves start after 1 inning because of shoulder injury

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "It’s tough to determine whose season has turned more nightmarish — the Pittsburgh Pirates’ or veteran starter Chris Archer’s. Each took a further turn for the worse Tuesday when Archer left his start after one inning because of injury. The reason the team gave..." August 21

  • Padres Select Eric Yardley’s Contract, Option Travis Jankowski

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Padres announced that they have selected the contract of right-hander Eric Yardley.  Outfielder Travis Jankowski has been optioned to Triple-A to create 25-man roster space. The call-up represents a belated, and undoubtedly very welcome, belated birthday gift..." August 21

  • Bryce Harper on Mookie Betts' Next Contract: 'I Hope' He Passes My $330M Deal

    Bleacher Report "Philadelphia Phillies superstar Bryce Harper said Tuesday he's rooting for Boston Red Sox outfielder Mookie Betts to eclipse his 13-year, $330 million contract. Harper told John Tomase of NBC Sports Boston he's always been a fan of..." August 21

  • Garbage time, all the time: MLB sees historic spike in position players pitching

    USA Today "For years, it was perhaps the noblest surrender in sports, a rare raising of the white flag that mixed comedy, camaraderie and selflessness. Now, the sight of a position player climbing the mound to record the final outs of a lopsided major league game is an almost routine occurrence,..." August 21

  • Cubs lay out next installment of the plan for Ben Zobrist

    NBC Sports Chicago "Ben Zobrist will see more action on the minor-league fields this weekend. The Cubs announced Tuesday evening the veteran switch-hitter will play for Double-A Tennessee Thursday night in Jackson, Tenn. Then, Zobrist would head back to Iowa where he will play with the Cubs'..." August 21

  • Steven Duggar won't need surgery; season likely over

    MLB.com "Steven Duggar and the Giants received good news during his visit with Dr. Neal ElAttrache in Los Angeles. Duggar found out the injured AC joint in his left shoulder will not require surgery. Duggar was placed on the 10-day injured list with a sprained left AC joint on Aug. 8..." August 21

  • Reds and Pirates Were Already Issued Intense Warnings Ahead of Upcoming Weekend Rivalry Series

    12 Up "Forget the Boston Red Sox-New York Yankees and Chicago Cubs-St. Louis Cardinals rivalries. There is no greater beef in baseball right now than the one between the Cincinnati Reds and Pittsburgh Pirates. Less than a month ago, the Reds and Pirates were involved in a..." August 21

  • Nationals reliever Hunter Strickland says he broke his nose in weight room accident

    Washington Post "Washington Nationals reliever Hunter Strickland said on social media that he broke his nose Tuesday while lifting weights at PNC Park. Manager Dave Martinez described the incident before Tuesday’s game against the Pittsburgh Pirates, noting that Strickland would undergo X-rays...." August 21

  • Dodgers are latest team to extend protective netting

    Sportsnaut "Dodger Stadium will have a different look once the Los Angeles-based team returns for its next regular season homestand on September 2. According to ESPN, the Dodgers are the latest MLB team to extend protective netting as a way to keep fans safer. It’s no small thing,..." August 21

  • Mookie Betts ‘loves’ Boston despite rumors of departure

    Larry Brown Sports "Mookie Betts’ future with the Boston Red Sox may be murky, but it doesn’t appear to be on account of the city. Betts affirmed to WEEI on Tuesday that he “loves” Boston, calling it his second home despite lingering rumors that his long-term future may lie..." August 21

  • Red Sox Clearly Jumped the Gun Giving Chris Sale Massive Contract Extension

    12 Up "At the time of Chris Sale's extension, Dave Dombrowski and the Red Sox were still riding their World Series high. They were just a week away from the start of the season and still had dreams of repeating as champions. However, their grandiose imaginations of capturing the..." August 20

  • Chris Sale expects to be fully healthy in 2020: 'I know who I am'

    Mass Live "Chris Sale said he has no damage or tear of the ulnar collateral ligament in his left elbow. He only has elbow inflammation, he said. Sale underwent a PRP injection Monday in Pensacola, Fla., where he was examined by renowned surgeon Dr. James Andrews. He’ll rest for 4-6 weeks,..." August 20

  • Dave Dombrowski surprised he's on hot seat: Boston's a 'tough market'

    USA Today "We are sitting in Section 31 at Fenway Park, in the dark blue wooden grandstand seats down left field, watching the Boston Red Sox take batting practice. It’s a gorgeous day, hours before the Red Sox would become the latest team to clobber the Baltimore Orioles, and..." August 20

  • A's release right-hander Marco Estrada

    MLB.com "The Oakland A’s released right-handed pitcher Marco Estrada, the club announced on Tuesday. Estrada was signed by the A’s as a free agent Jan. 25 and began the season as the A’s number two starter. He was 0-2 with a 6.85 ERA and .242 opponents batting average in five..." August 20

  • Roger Clemens nixes political run, citing 'climate'

    ESPN "Pitching great Roger Clemens didn't shy away from many battles in his major league career, but politics is something he's not willing to take on. Clemens had been encouraged to run as a Republican candidate for the seat of Texas Republican Rep. Pete Olson, who announced his..." August 20

  • Carlos Correa Likely Headed To IL

    MLB Trade Rumors "Astros shortstop Carlos Correa is likely to land on the 10-day injured list after exiting last night’s game with back discomfort, manager A.J. Hinch told reporters including Brian McTaggart of MLB.com. An official decision won’t be made until later tonight, but Hinch and the Astros..." August 20

  • Vladimir Guerrero Jr.’s increased preparation paying off for Blue Jays

    Sportsnet "Vladimir Guerrero Jr., was looking forward to facing the Los Angeles Dodgers and the daunting trio of starters – Clayton Kershaw, Walker Buehler and Kenta Maeda – they’re scheduled to throw at the Toronto Blue Jays this week during a rare visit to Chavez Ravine. The..." August 20

  • Alex Rodriguez uses burner Instagram posts to stalk his daughters

    The Sports Daily "Former MLB slugger now FOX Sports analyst Alex Rodriguez has an interesting way of keeping tabs of his teenager daughters. A-Rod has a 14-year old daughter, Natasha Alexander, and an 11-year-old, Ella Alexander, and he makes sure they don’t go too overboard on social..." August 20

  • Nicholas Castellanos Takes Spot-On Shot at Tigers When Discussing Trade Deadline Move to Cubs

    12 Up "Nicholas Castellanos already ripped the Detroit Tigers' home field of Comerica Park earlier this season, so what more could he say about his now former team? Even though we're three weeks removed from the trade deadline, Castellanos spoke to the media and was asked about the..." August 20

  • Why Mike Trout, baseball's best player in the midst of possibly his greatest season, should have an easy MVP case

    CBS Sports "When there's a generational talent, it's easy to become numb to the greatness in the moment. When it happens, we get things like Jeff Kent winning MVP over Barry Bonds, Karl Malone over Michael Jordan, working ourselves into a lather to not give LeBron or Pujols another MVP, etc...." August 20

  • Detroit Tigers' Miguel Cabrera ejected Monday ... for talking to Jose Altuve?

    Detroit Free Press "The curious case of Miguel Cabrera’s season-long issues with umpires continued on Monday night, when he was ejected from the Detroit Tigers’ dugout in the bottom of the fifth inning for … talking to Jose Altuve? “Yeah,” he quipped, after the..." August 20

  • Several home run records will fall this season

    Beyond The Boxscore "51 was a foreign number to me. At the age of seven, an emboldened 51 on the back of a baseball card simply didn’t belong in the home run column. It was absurd and grotesque. Hitting 50 bombs was something I read about in baseball history books (yeah, I was a weird second grader). It..." August 20

  • Home cooking could be New York Mets' key to success

    The Sports Daily "The New York Mets haven’t been a great road team this season. After going 3-3 on their latest trip to Atlanta and Kansas City, the Mets are just 30-39 in games away from Citi Field this season. The good news is that the Mets only have to play 12 more road games during the rest of the..." August 20

  • Vladimir Guerrero Jr. Could Return This Week

    MLB Trade Rumors "Blue Jays rookie third baseman Vladimir Guerrero Jr. could be back in the Toronto lineup in short order, as Jon Morosi of MLB Network relays that the 20-year-old Canada native could return for this week’s tilt with the Dodgers (link). The team has apparently indicated that Vlad..." August 20

  • MLB players are smashing home run records, but Devers and Castellanos are also chasing doubles history

    CBS Sports "Though we're constantly talking about history this season when it comes to home runs -- and rightfully so -- let us not ignore the two-bagger. Doubles are fun and they are happening in a big way this season, despite certain groups of people bemoaning how it's just "home..." August 20