• 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

  • Mark Shapiro understands frustration with Blue Jays, but preaches patience

    Sportsnet "With a dozen games remaining and their record sitting at a dismal 59-91 heading into Tuesday night’s matchup with the Baltimore Orioles, there aren’t currently a lot of reasons to root for the Toronto Blue Jays. The rebuilding squad shipped away most of the final..." September 18

  • The Cubs Need to Make Drastic Offseason Moves if Brewers Beat Them Out for Wild Card Spot

    12 Up "No, Cubs fans, the recent loss of Anthony Rizzo does not excuse you from this. We're also aware of Javy Baez's absence too, but that doesn't hold much merit given the production the team has gotten from those who are filling in, most notably Ben Zobrist and..." September 18

  • CC Sabathia’s likely last start as a Yankee could clinch AL East

    New York Post "The first one in pinstripes came in 2009 to open the new building. The last one, at least in the regular season and perhaps altogether, will come Wednesday night. CC Sabathia will make his final regular-season start at Yankee Stadium, facing the Angels, the latest “last”..." September 18

  • Cubs' Nick Castellanos not thinking about doubles history: 'Why should I?'

    The Score "Nicholas Castellanos is more focused on helping the Chicago Cubs make the playoffs instead of chasing MLB history. The outfielder enters Wednesday's action with 55 doubles - five away from becoming only the 6th player ever to collect 60 in a season and the first to..." September 18

  • Pirates' Chris Archer On Felipe Vazquez, 'We're Hoping That Stuff's Not True'

    TMZ "Pirates ace Chris Archer appeared floored by the child sexual assault allegations against his teammate, Felipe Vazquez ... saying the crimes he's accused of are "heinous" and he hopes they're not true. "I do have a 14-year-old sister,"..." September 18

  • Jose Leclerc has had ‘a hell of a season.’ Is it good enough to be the Rangers’ closer in 2020?

    Fort Worth Star-Telegram "For as big and bad as the 2019 Houston Astros are, they showed some compassion toward the Texas Rangers this season by not eliminating them from the American League West race until Sept. 4. That’s still early to eliminate the third-place team, but the Astros tapped the brakes..." September 18

  • Ross Stripling Expected To Be Part Of Dodgers’ Postseason Bullpen

    Dodger Blue "As the Los Angeles Dodgers were inching closer to officially clinching a seventh consecutive National League West title, manager Dave Roberts was shuffling the deck with his pitching staff in effort to determine a postseason rotation and bullpen. It began to take more shape once it..." September 18

  • Yankees cut surprise contributor

    Newark Star-Ledger "Someone had to go. To make room for starting pitcher Luis Severino, the Yankees designated infielder Breyvic Valera for assignment before Tuesday’s game against the Angels at Yankee Stadium. Severino was returning from the 60-day injured list,..." September 18

  • David Price Likely Done For Season

    Boston Herald "David Price was hoping a cortisone injection in early August would quickly heal his left wrist and provide a road to recovery before the 2019 season ended, but it’s not looking that way. Price still hasn’t been able to throw anything but fastballs while trying to..." September 18

  • Padres To Shut Down Chris Paddack

    San Diego Union-Tribune "It is only the legitimately excellent things in life that are cherished, the most enjoyable that make us wonder when we will experience them again. It is also those things that are handled most carefully. So it is that the Padres have treated Chris Paddack as a precious..." September 18

  • Dellin Betances Suffers Partial Achilles’ Tear

    SI "Yankees right-hand pitcher Dellin Betances suffered a partial tear to his left Achilles tendon, the team announced on Tuesday. According to the Yankees, the injury occurred during Betances's jump on the mound to celebrate his comeback against the Blue Jays on Sunday. The tear..." September 18

  • Even Gary Thorne is getting frustrated with the Orioles

    Hardball Talk "With a loss to the Tigers on Saturday, the Orioles lost their 100th game of the season. It’s their second consecutive season with triple-digit losses, and their third straight losing season. The Orioles are frustrating to watch if you’re a fan, but even broadcaster Gary Thorne..." September 18

  • Miguel Sano gives Twins MLB-record 5 players with 30 HRs

    ESPN "The Minnesota Twins entered the record books Tuesday night, and had a mammoth home run from Miguel Sano to thank. Sano hit a 482-foot home run in the bottom of the third inning off Chicago White Sox starter Ross Detwiler, becoming the fifth Minnesota..." September 18

  • Reds' Sonny Gray breaks record Nolan Ryan previously held

    Cincinnati Enquirer "Sonny Gray saw Aristides Aquino before Tuesday's game against the Chicago Cubs and asked a simple question: "Are you going to show up today?" It's been a quiet month for Aquino, the reigning National League player of the month. At least it was before..." September 18

  • Cavan Biggio matches HOF dad by hitting for cycle

    The Score "It took Cavan Biggio a mere 89 games to match his Hall of Fame dad. The Toronto Blue Jays' rookie second baseman had the finest performance of his young career Tuesday night, hitting for the cycle against the Baltimore Orioles at Camden Yards. Biggio..." September 18

  • Red Sox, Giants use record-tying 24 pitchers

    ESPN "The San Francisco Giants and Boston Red Sox tied a major league record in Tuesday night's game by combining to use 24 pitchers. In a contest that lasted 5 hours, 54 minutes, featured 50 players overall and saw "Take Me Out to the Ballgame" played in..." September 18

  • Hall of Fame manager Whitey Herzog recovering from minor stroke

    USA Today "Hall of Fame manager Whitey Herzog, who led the St. Louis Cardinals to the 1982 World Series title, is recovering from a mild stroke he suffered Monday at his charity golf tournament. The Cardinals announced Tuesday afternoon that Herzog is resting comfortably and doing well..." September 18

  • Felipe Vazquez allegedly met underage victim at PNC Park

    Larry Brown Sports "Details of Pittsburgh Pirates closer Felipe Vazquez’s alleged solicitation of a minor continue to get more disturbing. Four more charges were filed against Vazquez on Tuesday after police in Pennsylvania spoke to the alleged victim. She told police that she first met Vazquez in..." September 17

  • Dodgers’ Dave Roberts says team could user ‘opener’ in the playoffs

    Sportsnaut "The Los Angeles Dodgers head into Tuesday’s slate with a 97-54 record and boasting a real chance to earn home-field advantage throughout the National League Playoffs. It’s been yet another banner regular season for Dave Roberts squad. However, it’s now all about how..." September 17

  • Giancarlo Stanton to make return from IL this week

    Yahoo! Sports "Per The Athletic’s Lindsey Adler, Yankees manager Aaron Boone said outfielder Giancarlo Stanton may be activated from the injured list on Wednesday. Stanton will “certainly” be activated on Thursday. Stanton, 29, has appeared in all of nine games..." September 17

  • Phillies lose hot-hitting Corey Dickerson for remainder of the season

    NBC Sports Philadelphia "The Phillies will be without one of their hottest hitters for the final 14 games of the season. Corey Dickerson was placed on the 60-day injured list Tuesday afternoon because of a broken left foot. He was replaced on the active roster by reliever Edubray..." September 17

  • Pirates closer Felipe Vazquez arrested, charged with solicitation of child

    WTAE Pittsburgh "Pittsburgh Pirates pitcher Felipe Vazquez has been arrested on charges of computer pornography - solicitation of a child and providing obscene material to minors, authorities said Tuesday. Vazquez is being held in the Allegheny County Jail, awaiting extradition to Lee County,..." September 17

  • Could Christian Yelich find work writing headlines in his down time?

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "Injured Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Christian Yelich was a cover model for ESPN The Magazine's final issue a few weeks ago, but he didn't appear happy with the network Monday. So we’re resorting to out of..." September 17

  • Mutual interest between Phillies, J.T. Realmuto on contract extension

    Hardball Talk "Scott Lauber of the Philadelphia Inquirer reports that the Phillies and catcher J.T. Realmuto appear to have mutual interest on a contract extension. Such discussions may begin in earnest after the season, as Realmuto heads into his third and final year of arbitration..." September 17

  • Barry Zito reveals why he rooted against Giants in 2010 World Series

    NBC Sports Bay Area "Imagine rooting against your employer after they paid you $18.5 million. That's the story Barry Zito is telling. According to The San Francisco Chronicle, Zito revealed in a new memoir that he rooted against the Giants in the 2010 World Series because they left him off..." September 17

  • Lucas Giolito Done For Season

    Sporting News "Lucas Giolito won't pitch again in 2019. The White Sox announced Monday that an MRI revealed the pitcher has a strained lat and will miss the remainder of the season.   " September 17