• Pablo Sandoval leaves game after being spiked by Max Muncy

    Larry Brown Sports "Pablo Sandoval left Monday night’s San Francisco Giants-Los Angeles Dodgers after being spiked by Max Muncy. Muncy was batting with two on and two outs in the bottom of the fifth and grounded a ball up the middle. Shortstop Brandon Crawford was pulled to the second base side of..." June 18

  • Cardinals third baseman Matt Carpenter beats shift, gets double with bunt

    USA Today "Well, that's one way to beat a shift. Greeted with a shifted defense in the fifth inning of the St. Louis Cardinals' game against the Miami Marlins, third baseman Matt Carpenter bucked recent baseball strategy and played some small ball. With two outs, the..." June 18

  • Padres' Manny Machado suspended one game for 'aggressively arguing' and making contact with umpire

    CBS Sports "San Diego Padres infielder Manny Machado has been suspended one game and fined an undisclosed amount for, in MLB's words, "aggressively arguing and making contact" with umpire Bill Welke. The incident occured on Saturday night during San Diego's game against the Rockies..." June 17

  • Twins and Giants Reportedly 'Moving Closer' on Madison Bumgarner Deal

    12 Up "Ever since free agent starter Dallas Keuchel signed with the Atlanta Braves and not the Yankees, the Bronx Bombers suddenly felt like clear front-runners to acquire San Francisco Giants southpaw Madison Bumgarner. The Minnesota Twins, who need to better their rotation to solidify..." June 17

  • Nationals not considering trading Max Scherzer right now

    The Score "The Washington Nationals may have a dilemma on their hands when July's trade deadline arrives. Do they move on from ace Max Scherzer? Nationals general manager Mike Rizzo says the idea is not one that's currently on the table. "We’re certainly..." June 17

  • Nationals To Sign First-Rounder Jackson Rutledge

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Nationals announced an agreement with first-round pick Jackson Rutledge on Monday. Financial details aren’t yet known, but as the 17th selection, Rutledge’s pick comes with a $3.61MM slot value. The 6-foot-8 Rutledge, a right-handed pitcher from San Jacinto College in..." June 17

  • Venezuela Unrest Affecting MLB

    Bleacher Report "On the third Wednesday in May, Cardinals outfielder Jose Martinez was playing in Atlanta and eagerly awaiting his mother's flight to St. Louis the following day. Then he saw the news bulletin: The United States government was canceling commercial and cargo flights in and out of Venezuela,..." June 17

  • George Springer moving closer to rehab assignment

    Larry Brown Sports "The Houston Astros are close to getting George Springer out on a rehab assignment as he works his way back from a hamstring injury. Springer took live batting practice on Monday as he readies himself for a rehab stint after roughly three weeks out. " June 17

  • Brian Snitker hopes Dallas Keuchel can debut Friday

    MLB.com "Braves manager Brian Snitker said on Monday that he hopes Dallas Keuchel can make his debut on Friday at Nationals Park. However, the club is still listing Friday's starter as TBD. The 31-year-old, who signed a one-year deal for the remainder of the season with Atlanta on June 7,..." June 17

  • Yankees won't necessarily move Clint Frazier despite Edwin Encarnacion trade

    SNY TV "The first blush reaction to the Yankees' trade for slugger Edwin Encarnacion was that it felt like the first move in a trade to upgrade the rotation by moving Clint Frazier -- but that is not the case, according to major league sources. With this deal, the Yanks simply saw an..." June 17

  • Dayton Moore: Royals Would Have “Crazy” Asking Price On Whit Merrifield

    MLB Trade Rumors "Royals GM Dayton Moore strongly downplayed the likelihood of the team dealing away star utilityman Whit Merrifield, as Tom Martin of KCTV5 covers (video link, on Twitter). Calling Merrifield “one of the best players in all of baseball right now,” Moore says “the ask would..." June 17

  • Aaron Judge could return to Yankees later this week

    Sportsnaut "Aaron Judge is currently engaged in his rehab assignment with the New York Yankees Triple-A squad, but he could be coming back to the MLB club soon. Manager Aaron Boone told reporters on Monday that Judge could potentially be back “later this week.” Judge..." June 17

  • Red Sox sign Chris Owings to a minor-league contract

    Over The Monster "The Red Sox have added a little more position player depth to the upper levels of the minors on Monday with a minor-league signing of a former solid major-league player. According to Alex Speier of the Boston Globe, Boston has agreed to a minor-league deal with former Diamondbacks and Royal..." June 17

  • Just how wild is MLB's home run onslaught? These numbers tell the story

    USA Today "Major League Baseball’s current run-scoring environment is haven or hellscape, the preferred definition likely hinging on whether you throw a ball or swing a bat for a living. At this point, with the season not yet halfway done, it’s simpler just to get to the..." June 17

  • Edwin Encarnacion will probably enjoy hitting at Yankee Stadium

    The Sports Daily "The 2019 season hasn’t gone how the New York Yankees expected based on the number of days impact players have spent on the injured list. Manager Aaron Boone‘s club hasn’t let that stop them from racking up a 43-27 record, though, good for first place in the American League..." June 17

  • Bryce Harper, Manny Machado sit outside starters election places for All-Star Game

    The Score "The two biggest superstars signed during Major League Baseball's offseason are not drumming up the kind of support needed to start the All-Star Game on July 9. Philadelphia Phillies outfielder Bryce Harper (10th among NL outfielders with 498,100 votes) and San..." June 17

  • Mets’ Brandon Nimmo seeking second opinion on neck injury

    Larry Brown Sports "New York Mets outfielder Brandon Nimmo is having major problems coming back from his neck injury. Nimmo halted his rehab assignment on Friday due to neck soreness, and has now gone to Los Angeles in search of a second opinion on his ailing neck. " June 17

  • Nolan Ryan declines to attend Mets’ 50th anniversary celebration of 1969 World Series win

    Sportsnaut "Nolan Ryan made just one World Series appearance in his legendary 27-year career, but he made it count winning the 1969 World Series with the New York Mets. A member of the famed “Miracle Mets,” Ryan played 25 games with the club. Then, he pitched 2 1/3 innings and picked..." June 17

  • New Report Details Earlier Attempt to Harm David Ortiz Months Before Shooting

    12 Up "Last Sunday, former Boston Red Sox slugger David Ortiz was shot in his native Dominican Republic in what appeared to be an assassination attempt. Ortiz's health is looking up after he was transported to Boston and underwent another surgery, but we some new details..." June 17

  • Giancarlo Stanton homers in fourth straight rehab game as he and Aaron Judge near return to Yankees

    Yahoo! Sports "If there was any doubt whether Giancarlo Stanton was ready to return to the New York Yankees lineup, he is quickly erasing it. The hulking slugger moved his rehab assignment to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre on Friday, where he launched his fifth home run in four rehab games...." June 17

  • Trade deadline moves might not matter for Phillies if they don't get their ace, Aaron Nola, back

    NBC Sports Philadelphia "Equally important as the result of the Phillies-Braves series this past weekend was another high-stress, low-quality start from Aaron Nola. Nola just can't find a groove this season. He's made 15 starts. In his first five, he had a 6.84 ERA. In his next five, he had a..." June 17

  • Mariners ownership reportedly wants team to shed payroll -- here are three potential trades that make sense

    CBS Sports "Heading into June, the safest bet in baseball was the one hinging on the Seattle Mariners trading away veterans ahead of the July 31 deadline. General manager Jerry Dipoto needs little cajoling to wheel and deal ballplayers with the capricious nature often reserved for schoolchildren..." June 17

  • Cubs consider opening sportsbook at Wrigley Field, report says

    Sporting News "The Cubs have studied the possibility of opening a sportsbook at Wrigley Field and in spots just outside of the Chicago stadium, ESPN.com reported, citing multiple unidentified sources familiar with the team's thinking. Expanded sports betting is part of a gambling bill that..." June 17

  • Matt Carpenter Says Albert Pujols Won't Be Booed In STL Return, He's A Hero

    TMZ "In St. Louis and thinking of booing Albert Pujols in his return to Busch Stadium this week?? Don't do it ... so says Cardinals star Matt Carpenter, who tells TMZ Sports Pujols deserves to be treated like a king in his first game back in..." June 17

  • Will Nationals make potential Yankees target Max Scherzer available?

    Newark Star-Ledger "All eyes in the baseball world should be focused on Washington, D.C. If the underachieving Nationals decide to sell in a big way at the July 31 MLB trade deadline, the sport could change in an instant. From closer Sean Doolittle, to third baseman Anthony Rendon, to left-handed..." June 17

  • What bettors should know about Rays’ surprising success

    New York Post "An ounce of run prevention is worth a ton of wins. Though their players don’t make a lot of “Benjamins” by MLB standards, that has been the key to another amazing season for the underpaid and unappreciated Rays, in town for a huge three-game series against the..." June 17

  • Phillies Odubel Herrera’s Court Date On Assault Charges To Be Rescheduled

    CBS Philly "Phillies outfielder Odubel Herrera was due in court Monday but the arraignment has been waived by his attorney. His next court appearance will be scheduled by the court. Herrera was due in court on assault charges stemming from a domestic incident at an Atlantic City hotel...." June 17

  • Padres, Rockies set new modern era record with 92 combined runs in four-game series

    Hardball Talk "The Padres and Rockies combined to score 92 runs across a four-game series between Thursday and Sunday at Coors Field, setting a new modern era major league record. The previous record was 89 combined runs scored by the Phillies and Brooklyn Dodgers in four games between May 16-18,..." June 17

  • Rays and Astros Reportedly Offered More Talent to Mariners Than Yankees for Edwin Encarnacion

    12 Up "Edwin Encarnacion and his parrot are soon going to be rounding the basepaths at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx. After acquiring the veteran slugger from the Seattle Mariners in exchange for pitching prospect Juan Then, the Yankees will now feature a lineup with..." June 17

  • What if Red Sox need to acquire starter instead of reliever?

    NBC Sports Boston "Dave Dombrowski recently told the Boston Globe that he'll have a better handle on the team's needs by the All-Star break. Let's hope that's not too late. Thanks to a significant change in baseball's trade season — there's only one..." June 17

  • MLB trade rumors: Yankees to flip Clint Frazier for 1 of these top-of-rotation arms?

    Newark Star-Ledger "Clint Frazier already got bumped off the Yankees’ roster by the addition of first baseman/designated hitter Edwin Encarnacion. Will the Yankees’ next step be to flip Frazier for a starting pitcher? The Yankees’ weekend trade for Encarnacion from..." June 17

  • Babe Ruth jersey sells for record $5.64 million at auction

    USA Today "A Babe Ruth jersey broke the world record for the most expensive piece of sports memorabilia Sunday, selling for $5.64 million, Hunt Auctions announced. The jersey, dating back to Ruth’s days with the New York Yankees from 1928-30, broke the previous record of $4.4 million,..." June 17

  • Rockies' Charlie Blackmon sets hits record during historic series vs. Padres

    The Score "Charlie Blackmon dismantled the San Diego Padres this weekend, with the series finale proving to be historic in multiple ways. On Sunday, the Colorado Rockies outfielder set the all-time record for hits in a four-game series after notching his 15th base knock..." June 17

  • Cubs infielder Addison Russell is not worried about his power outage: 'There's really no panic'

    Chicago Tribune "Addison Russell rejoined the Cubs 5½ weeks ago, but the power he displayed during the 2016-17 seasons remains missing. “I feel like everything is fine,” said Russell, who rejoined the Cubs on May 8 after serving a 40-game suspension for violating..." June 17

  • We knew Tigers' rebuild would be ugly, but this is gruesome

    Detroit News "You knew it would be bad. You knew it would be real bad, and if you’re a logical baseball fan, you were willing to accept it and stomach it. Well, under one condition. For this to be acceptable or stomach-able, there has to be some glimmer of hope, some peek at the prize, some..." June 17

  • Red Sox catcher proclaims team ‘back’ after sweep of Orioles

    Larry Brown Sports "The Boston Red Sox have had a very uneven season, but one of their players thinks this weekend’s sweep of the Baltimore Orioles could mark a turning point. Catcher Christian Vazquez celebrated the team’s three-game sweep in Baltimore by announcing to assembled reporters..." June 17

  • A’s Sean Manaea getting close to rehab assignment

    San Francisco Chronicle "Sean Manaea’s simulated game at the A’s minor-league facility Saturday went well and the left-hander might need just one more such game before heading on a rehab assignment. “If things keep going well, I’m getting close,” Manaea..." June 17

  • Reds hand Rangers a beating in trip finale with injuries to Hunter Pence and Nomar Mazara a concern

    Fort Worth Star-Telegram "Hunter Pence left Sunday’s game with a groin strain after chasing a double down the line in the Texas Rangers’ 11-3 loss to the Cincinnati Reds at Great American Ballpark. Pence will be evaluated Monday in Arlington before the Rangers begins a seven-game homestand..." June 17

  • Cardinals To Select Rangel Ravelo’s Contract

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Cardinals are set to add minor league infielder Rangel Ravelo to their big league roster, The Athletic’s Robert Murray reports (Twitter link).  Ravelo’s contract should be selected prior to the Cards’ game with the Marlins on Monday night.  Yairo..." June 17

  • Phillies’ Phil Gosselin designated for assignment; Malvern Prep alum’s dream run ends for now

    The Philadelphia Inquirer "Phil Gosselin lived his dream for 58 days. Gosselin, who grew up in West Chester and played in high school at Malvern Prep, was designated for assignment by the Phillies on Friday, potentially bringing to a close a two-month run with his hometown team. The move was made to open a..." June 17

  • Craig Kimbrel to join Cubs' Triple-A affiliate, will pitch on Tuesday

    Yardbarker "Cubs free agent acquisition Craig Kimbrel is scheduled to join the Triple-A Iowa Cubs, according to Mark Gonzales of the Chicago Tribune. Since signing with his new club, Kimbrel had been working at the Cubs’ complex in Arizona, but he will now travel to Sacramento for his first game..." June 16

  • Yankees' Clint Frazier calls Triple-A demotion 'tough pill to swallow'

    The Score "Not everyone on the New York Yankees is excited about the arrival of recently acquired slugger Edwin Encarnacion. To make room for the designated hitter's arrival, the club optioned outfielder Clint Frazier to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, manager Aaron Boone announced Sunday,..." June 16

  • Yankees send Clint Frazier down after making Edwin Encarnacion deal

    Larry Brown Sports "Clint Frazier continues to struggle to nail down a spot on the New York Yankees’ roster. Manager Aaron Boone announced Sunday that Frazier would be sent down to Triple-A to clear a roster spot for trade acquisition Edwin Encarnacion. The 24-year-old outfielder just..." June 16

  • Astros GM offers blue print for how Blue Jays can succeed in rebuild

    Sportsnet "Over the past week the Toronto Blue Jays experienced both ends of baseball’s competitive cycle, starting at the bottom by taking two of three from the Baltimore Orioles before avoiding a sweep by the now-we’re-here Houston Astros. As you no doubt have picked up on, at the moment..." June 16

  • Giancarlo Stanton to make Yankees return on Tuesday

    The Score "New York Yankees outfielder/designated hitter Giancarlo Stanton will return to his team's lineup on Tuesday, manager Aaron Boone told reporters, including ESPN's Coley Harvey on Sunday. " June 16

  • How are Yankees’ Aaron Judge, Giancarlo doing on Triple-A rehab?

    Newark Star-Ledger "It appeared that Yankees sluggers Aaron Judge and Giancarlo Stanton each made it through Saturday’s game without Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre without an incident. Judge went 0-for-4 with a strikeout. Stanton went hitless in four at-bats with three..." June 16

  • Zack Wheeler Drawing Interest

    MLB Trade Rumors "To state the obvious, this season hasn’t gone according to plan for the Mets. They’re the owners of a 34-36 record, staring at a 5 1/2-game deficit in their division and a five-game mark for the National League’s second wild card. First-time general manager Brodie Van Wagenen..." June 16

  • Mets Place Noah Syndergaard on IL with Hamstring Injury

    Bleacher Report "An injury to Noah Syndergaard will have the New York Mets scrambling to keep pace in the National League East. According to Joel Sherman of the New York Post, Syndergaard left Saturday night's game against the St. Louis Cardinals because of a right hamstring strain. On Sunday, the..." June 16

  • Mets activate Robinson Cano, in lineup vs. Cardinals

    SNY TV "After a stint on the IL with a left quad injury, Robinson Cano has finally returned to the Mets.  Cano has been on a rehab assignment, with his most recent step in Triple-A Syracuse. But, on Saturday, he was seen with the Mets at Citi Field going through workouts in the..." June 16

  • Edwin Encarnacion can’t pitch, but it’s still a winning move by Yankees

    New York Post "Can Edwin Encarnacion pitch? Kidding, kidding. And you had best be kidding if you pose the same question. Of course the Yankees’ surprise acquisition of the American League home run leader Encarnacion from the Mariners doesn’t cure their starting rotation woes,..." June 16