• Shohei Ohtani wears large robot-like brace while running bases

    Larry Brown Sports "Shohei Ohtani appears to have gotten an upgrade to his operating system. The Los Angeles Angels star took the field Saturday sporting a large protective brace on his right elbow that made him look cyborg-like. Maria Torres of the LA Times shared video, which included Ohtani briefly..." April 21

  • Pujols jumps Ruth for 5th place with 1,993 RBIs

    ESPN "Los Angeles Angels slugger Albert Pujols surpassed Babe Ruth for fifth place in baseball history with his 1,993rd career RBI. Pujols passed the Babe in the ninth inning on Saturday night with a solo homer to center field off Anthony Swarzak, though the Angels lost to the Seattle..." April 21

  • Giants could trade Madison Bumgarner closer to trade deadline

    Larry Brown Sports "The San Francisco Giants have stumbled out of the gate in 2019, and they don’t have the look of a contender in the early stages of a season. That could lead to serious moves if it keeps up. According to Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic, Madison Bumgarner is one name that could be..." April 20

  • Yankees' Aaron Judge exits game with left oblique injury, will have MRI

    SNY TV "The injuries just keep getting worse for the Yankees.  Aaron Judge left Saturday's game against the Royals in the sixth inning with a left oblique injury and is scheduled to undergo an MRI, the team announced. The Yankees slugger was grabbing his left side following..." April 20

  • Vlad Guerrero Jr.’s journey to big leagues about more than just talent

    Sportsnet "It was late March, 2018, when Vladimir Guerrero Jr. hit the ball off Jack Flaherty — the one that electrified Montreal. You’ve seen it a million times by now. Flaherty, who starts for the St. Louis Cardinals, came home with a breaking pitch and Guerrero drove it into the same..." April 20

  • Khris Davis goes 0-for-4, can't quit hitting .247

    CBS Sports "What follows are the career hitting stats of Athletics cloutsman and current AL home run leader Khris Davis. Please pay special attention the final column, in which Davis' year-by-year batting averages are listed: Spoiler: The solution to "1 - .753" will be featured prominently..." April 20

  • The Atlanta Braves need bullpen help in a hurry

    Clutch Points "The Atlanta Braves were one of the surprises in baseball last season, arriving a year ahead of schedule to capture their first National League East division title since 2013. With a slew of young stars like NL Rookie of the Year Ronald Acuna and Ozzie Albies joining franchise fixture..." April 20

  • Indians Activate Francisco Lindor and DFA Hanley Ramirez

    12 Up "After missing the start of the 2019 season with calf and ankle injuries, Francisco Lindor is making his return to the diamond. The Cleveland Indians have activated the star shortstop from the injured list on Saturday. To make room on the active roster, veteran slugger Hanley Ramirez..." April 20

  • Baseball isn’t baseball without Francisco Lindor

    Let's Go Tribe "Francisco Lindor returned to Cleveland yesterday. For now, it’s just an evaluation while the teams starts their weekend series against the Atlanta Braves. It was unlikely that we would see him smiling around the bases last night, but the rain made sure that never happened...." April 20

  • Yankees' Sanchez 'way over' Morrison's past HR Derby comments

    MLB.com "Logan Morrison once bristled that he -- and not the Yankees' Gary Sánchez -- should have been invited to participate in the Home Run Derby. Two years later, the Yankees may ask the veteran first baseman to take a few swings for them. The club announced on Friday that it..." April 20

  • Jays' Stroman defends Tim Anderson: 'Normal slang trash talk in our culture'

    The Score "Marcus Stroman isn't keeping quiet about the one-game suspension handed down to Chicago White Sox shortstop Tim Anderson for his reported use of racist language during a recent benches-clearing incident with the Kansas City Royals. The Toronto Blue Jays right-hander took to social..." April 20

  • Jacob deGrom may not need MRI on elbow

    Larry Brown Sports "The prognosis on New York Mets pitcher Jacob deGrom may be a bit better than previously thought. deGrom was spotted playing catch in the outfield on Saturday despite an elbow that was bothering him the day before. He was previously set for an MRI, but according to manager Mickey..." April 20

  • Vlad Jr. says 'it’s obvious that I’m ready' for MLB call-up

    MLB.com "While Vladimir Guerrero Jr.’s callup date to the Majors remains unclear, MLB Pipeline's No. 1 prospect told reporters Friday that he is feeling healthy and is focused on his current work with Triple-A Buffalo instead of looking too far ahead. “I’m not..." April 20

  • A's looking to lock down Matt Chapman after Khris Davis extension

    Yardbarker "If the A’s had their way, they’d probably already have made at least one additional long-term investment. The club has tried to lock down third baseman Matt Chapman in the past to no avail; he has only continued to boost his value in the meantime. But he says..." April 20

  • Mets have not ruled out Craig Kimbrel, per report

    Sportsnaut "As the New York Mets wait for ace Jacob deGrom to undergo an MRI on his pitching elbow, New York’s front office appears to be considering bringing in one of the top pitchers on the market. According to SportsNet New York’s Andy Martino, the Mets have not ruled out a..." April 20

  • Gio Gonzalez is reportedly expected to opt out of his Yankees contract and could be an option for the Mets

    CBS Sports "The New York Yankees could be losing a well-known name from their organizational depth chart this weekend. Per Jeff Passan of ESPN, veteran southpaw Gio Gonzalez is expected to exercise the opt-out clause in his contract. Once Gonzalez triggers that clause, the Yankees will have two days to add..." April 20

  • Esteban Loaiza Begins 3-Year Prison Sentence ... In Cocaine Case

    TMZ "Wasn't a Good Friday for Esteban Loaiza ... The ex-MLB star surrendered to authorities in San Diego on Friday to begin his 3-year prison sentence in his cocaine case -- and after his sentence, he's expected to be deported to Mexico.  As we previously reported,..." April 20

  • For first time ever, No. 0 faces No. 0

    MLB.com "Nothing from nothing leaves nothing, as the musician Billy Preston sang in 1974. But when the Yankees' Adam Ottavino faced the Royals' Terrance Gore in the seventh inning of New York's 6-2 win on Friday at Yankee Stadium, we had something -- baseball history. Both players..." April 20

  • A's buy 'KD commits to Oakland' advertisement

    ESPN "The Oakland Athletics, in what appears to be a clever if not wry dig at soon-to-be free agent and Golden State Warriors star Kevin Durant, took out a full-page advertisement in Friday's San Francisco Chronicle that reads "KD commits to Oakland." The ad came with Durant..." April 20

  • The Marlins, ‘an easy team to pitch to,’ fire their hitting coach after slow 2019 start

    Miami Herald "Miami Marlins president of baseball operations Michael Hill announced Friday night that the team has fired hitting coach Mike Pagliarulo after the team’s lethargic offensive production over the first 20 games of the season. Pagliarulo was hired after the 2016 season. Jeff..." April 20

  • Blake Swihart dealt to Arizona

    CBS Sports "Swihart was traded from the Red Sox to the Diamondbacks in exchange for Marcus Wilson on Friday. The Red Sox were confident that they could get a trade done in the next 24 hours, and Arizona evidently offered up the most enticing deal. " April 19

  • Jacob deGrom sent back to New York with elbow discomfort

    North Jersey "Jacob deGrom will be sent back to New York because of some elbow discomfort, as well as fatigue from strep throat, the team said before Friday's game. The Mets rotation is now in flux for the weekend. DeGrom gave up three runs, including two home runs, in five innings in..." April 19

  • Conflicting reports on the Blue Jays calling up Vladimir Guerrero Jr.

    Hardball Talk "Welp, Hécto Gómez may not have this one right. Scott Mitchell of TSN is reporting that it’s “highly unlikely” Guerrero is recalled unless some sort of injury occurs, so I suppose we should all stand down. Anyone up for keeping him down until the Super..." April 19

  • Chris Davis and Khris Davis keep making history in very different ways

    Clutch Points "Their names are separated by just a single letter, and yet Chris Davis of the Baltimore Orioles and Khris Davis of the Oakland Athletics are miles apart. Chris recently made MLB history by going hitless in 54 consecutive at-bats dating back to last September. Meanwhile, Khris–or..." April 19

  • Anderson ban is for epithet, not bat flip

    ESPN "Chicago White Sox shortstop Tim Anderson was suspended for one game after calling Kansas City Royals pitcher Brad Keller a "weak-ass f---ing [N-word]" during a benches-clearing incident precipitated by Keller hitting Anderson with a pitch, league sources told ESPN on..." April 19

  • Royals Pitcher Has the Most Ridiculously Sexual Name Ever

    12 Up "Across its several levels of the minors and the big leagues, there are some truly weird names in baseball. The Kansas City Royals, however, have among their ranks the most sexually-charged name across all of professional baseball. And it's beyond a shadow of a..." April 19

  • Carlos Santana, Hanley Ramirez 'We're U.S. Citizens!!!'

    TMZ "The Cleveland Indians game got rained out on Friday ... but there's still a lot to celebrate, 'cause Carlos Santana was officially sworn in as United States citizen!! The Dominican slugger took his oath of citizenship in front of his family and friends in federal..." April 19

  • Brewers Option Corbin Burnes

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Brewers have optioned struggling right-hander Corbin Burnes to Triple-A, per MLB.com’s Adam McCalvy (via Twitter). Also heading down is reliever Jake Petricka, with Alex Wilson and Donnie Hart added to the active roster to take the openings. Burnes, 24, impressed in a relief..." April 19

  • Victim of alleged assault calls for Pirates to release player

    Sportsnaut "Earlier this week, MLB announced that it has suspended Pittsburgh Pirates shortstop prospect Ji-Hwan Bae 30 games for an alleged assault that took place in his native South Korea back on New Year’s Eve 2017. The alleged assault involved Bae’s ex-girlfriend, Seul-Gi Kim...." April 19

  • MLB suspends Anderson, Keller

    TSN "Chicago White Sox shortstop Tim Anderson has been suspended one game because of language used during the benches-clearing incident with the Kansas City Royals earlier this week accoridng to ESPN's Jeff Passan. Passan adds that Brad Keller, the pitcher who drilled Anderson with a..." April 19

  • Dodgers move Urias to pen after dominant outing

    Dodgers Nation "The Dodgers’ starting rotation and bullpen have been one of the biggest questions marks to start the season. While the offense has been running like a well-oiled machine, the pitching staff as a whole has barely managed to keep Los Angeles in early contention. The good news is, it now..." April 19

  • Gio Gonzalez has fired Scott Boras

    Lone Star Ball "Gio Gonzalez and the New York Yankees agreed to a minor league deal late in the spring that gives Gonzalez the right to opt out if he is not added to the Yankees’ 25 man roster by tomorrow. According to Mark Feinsand, in advance of that opt-out date, Gonzalez has fired Scott Boras as his..." April 19

  • Who is Alex Verdugo? Remember the name of the Dodgers outfielder

    Sporting News "The Brewers and Dodgers are facing off for the second time this season after matching up in the NLCS last year, and if Game 1 of this weekend's series is any indication, it will be fun every time these teams are on the same field. These games will also likely need heroes to pull..." April 19

  • Chris Sale Showing Ominous Early Signs of $145M Red Sox Mistake

    Bleacher Report ""I just flat-out stink right now," Boston Red Sox left-hander Chris Sale told reporters after he coughed up four runs in five innings against the New York Yankees on Tuesday. It's hard to argue. To put it in perspective, Sale's substandard showing..." April 19

  • Logan Morrison reaches deal with Yankees

    CBS Sports "Morrison (hip) signed a minor-league deal with the Yankees on Friday, Chris Cotillo of MassLive.com reports. The Yankees have been decimated by injuries and could use any healthy and effective bat, but it's unclear if Morrison fits either of those categories. " April 19

  • Two Royals players want to race The Freeze during series in Atlanta

    Kansas City Star "The Royals’ schedule this year includes games against the National League East teams, so they’ll be in Atlanta for a two-game series in July. That will give the team a chance to watch Nigel Talton do his thing. Talton is better known as The Freeze, and the man..." April 19

  • Major League Baseball Wants and Needs These Stupid Fights

    The Big Lead "Baseball isn’t dying. But the only way to get people who say things like this for a national audience to talk about the sport with less pessimism is to drum up controversy. Good sports content pits two sides against each other. The more passionate and physical, the better. This..." April 19

  • 'This is a 24/7 job': MLB team translators serve a vital role in modern game

    Sporting News "Elvis Martinez wanted to be a walk-on for the baseball team at the Rochester Institute of Technology in New York back in 2006. He had just graduated from high school and moved from Puerto Rico to play baseball at the college level. The problem was, he spoke no English at the time and needed a..." April 19

  • White Sox have deep Cuban connection

    MLB.com "Jose Contreras, Jose Abreu, Yoán Moncada, Luis Robert, Yonder Alonso and Jon Jay walk into a conference room at Camelback Ranch on a Sunday morning in early March during Spring Training. A bond has been forged between the group via the White Sox organization they work for, but..." April 19

  • Struggling MLB Players Already in Danger of Getting Benched

    Bleacher Report "Midway through April, we're still in the very early stages of the 2019 MLB season. However, for players who are off to particularly terrible starts, it might already be time for teams to start weighing their potential replacement options. Whether it's a young player..." April 19

  • MLB must toughen stance against pitchers who throw at batters

    Sportsnaut "It happened again. Two weeks following a similar situation, baseball saw a starting pitcher take revenge into his own hands on Wednesday. Now with the usual suspensions on the horizon for those involved, we face the same problem as the league continues to get it wrong with its discipline of..." April 19

  • Giants' Belt after ejection: 'Something has to be done' about umpire

    KNBR "Thursday was a long, frustrating day for the Giants as they fell to the Washington Nationals, 4-2, in the series finale. Most of the anger had to do with the umpiring. In the fifth inning, Giants manager Bruce Bochy was ejected after Brandon Belt was called out on strikes...." April 19

  • How sustainable is the hot start of Blue Jays aces Stroman, Sanchez?

    Sportsnet "If you wanted a sign that the Toronto Blue Jays would get off to a hot start this season, having both of their aces post sub-3.00 ERAs would seem like a great choice. Instead, the Jays find themselves in last place three weeks into the season — though certainly not through any fault of..." April 19

  • Pete Alonso would love to get a crack at Home Run Derby in Cleveland

    Newsday "The question was going to come eventually, so mid-April seems as good a time as any. If the powers-that-be asked him, would Pete Alonso want to participate in the Home Run Derby? “Absolutely,” the Mets’ 24-year-old slugger of a first baseman said this week...." April 19

  • Luis Severino’s Injury Remains a Mystery. Detective Brian Cashman Is on the Case.

    New York Times "As the Yankees try to determine how, exactly, their ace Luis Severino sustained a significant strain of his latissimus dorsi muscle while recovering from a shoulder injury, General Manager Brian Cashman has a new nickname for the endeavor. “I call it ‘CSI: The Bronx’..." April 19

  • Patrick Corbin continues to be worth Nationals' $140 million investment

    CBS Sports "When the Washington Nationals signed left-handed starter Patrick Corbin to a six-year deal worth $140 million during the offseason, they hoped he would combine with Max Scherzer and Stephen Strasburg to form one of the best (if not the best) one-through-threes in baseball. Strasburg is still..." April 19

  • Luis Castillo's changeup has been absolutely lethal

    The Sports Daily "The Cincinnati Reds revamped their roster over the winter with hopes of competing in a very deep National League Central division in 2019. But entering Thursday’s games, the Reds are in last place and six games out of first with a 5-12 record. Only the Miami Marlins have more losses in..." April 19

  • Rehabbing Miguel Andujar could return as DH or first baseman

    Newsday "The Yankees hope Miguel Andujar’s throwing program will allow him to avoid surgery to repair a slight labrum tear in his right shoulder and that last year’s AL Rookie of the Year runner-up will be able to return as a third baseman. But it’s possible that Andujar..." April 19

  • Shohei Ohtani to take batting practice with Angels for first time

    Larry Brown Sports "Shohei Ohtani is getting closer and closer to a return for the Los Angeles Angels. Ohtani has been cleared to participate in batting practice and will join his team on the field Friday, marking his first time doing so all season.

  • Dustin Pedroia goes back on injured list, but it appears he dodged a bullet

    Boston Globe "Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia did not sustain a serious injury to his left knee on Wednesday night, a major league source told the Globe. Pedroia, who was examined in New York on Thursday, was placed on the injured list with what the team termed as..." April 19