• Braves sign Michael Harris II to 8-year, $72M contract

    MLB.com "Less than three full months into his Major League career, Michael Harris II has been given a lucrative deal that positions him to remain with his hometown Braves throughout this decade. Harris and the Braves agreed to an eight-year, $72 million contract late Tuesday night...." August 17

  • Do the Tigers have to rebuild their rebuild? Assessing the next GM’s path ahead

    The Athletic "Chris Ilitch was on a video call with reporters this winter, announcing the biggest signing yet during the Tigers’ supposed rise to contention. He had just approved signing Javier Báez to a six-year, $140 million contract, filling the Tigers gaping void at..." August 17

  • Guardians' Austin Hedges rips 'embarrassing' blocking call

    The Score "Cleveland Guardians catcher Austin Hedges is the latest to sound off about an overturned call at the plate. Hedges ripped MLB's replay review center for ruling Detroit Tigers shortstop Javier Baez safe despite him being initially thrown out at the plate..." August 17

  • Braves Claim Rylan Bannon, Designate Travis Demeritte

    Sports Talk Atlanta "One of the better stories to begin the 2022 season, utility man Travis Demeritte, has been designated for assignment by the Braves. This was done to make room for Rylan Bannon, an infielder from the Dodgers: " August 17

  • Red Sox Designate Yolmer Sanchez For Assignment

    Yardbarker "The Red Sox have designated infielder Yolmer Sanchez for assignment, reports Pete Abraham of the Boston Globe. The team has yet to formally announce the move, but it’ll come as part of series of transactions that also includes the activation of utilitymen Enrique..." August 17

  • Mets Designate Nick Plummer For Assignment

    Amazin' Avenue "The Mets have designated outfielder Nick Plummer for assignment, a move that clears a spot for relief pitcher R.J. Alvarez to be added to the team’s 40-man roster. Alvarez is one of the two players the Mets called up ahead of their game in Atlanta tonight, with Stephen..." August 17

  • Marlins Designate Parker Bugg For Assignment

    CBS Sports "Bugg's stint in the majors (and on the 40-man roster) lasted all of two days, as Miami DFA'd him to clear a spot in the bullpen for Cole Sulser (lat), who was reinstated from the 60-day injured list. The 27-year-old right-hander will move off the roster having yet to make his..." August 17

  • Padres' Juan Soto Blockbuster Looms Even Larger After Fernando Tatís Jr. Ban

    Bleacher Report "Seemingly nobody was in a mood to downplay the San Diego Padres' haul at Major League Baseball's Aug. 2 trade deadline, least of all the part that included Juan Soto. Even if they hadn't also reeled in Josh Bell, Josh Hader and Brandon Drury, it's just not often that a team..." August 16

  • How can Tigers get back on track? Assessing what the next GM will inherit in Detroit

    CBS Sports "The Detroit Tigers fired general manager Al Avila last week, ending a seven-year tenure that produced one winning season and zero playoff appearances. To be fair, Avila oversaw a rebuild for most of his reign. He likely hoped to mimic the Cubs and the Astros, two clubs..." August 16

  • Jonathan Papelbon: I'd Hit Fernando Tatis Jr. Every AB After PED Test

    Bleacher Report "Jonathan Papelbon is not a Fernando Tatis Jr. fan. The former closer had strong words for Tatis after he was suspended 80 games for violating Major League Baseball's drug policy. "This whole Tatis stuff, man, it almost enrages me," he said over the..." August 16

  • Amir Garrett suspended for throwing drink at White Sox fan

    NBC Sports Chicago "Major League Baseball handed Amir Garrett a three-game suspension for throwing a drink at a White Sox fan back in early August. Garrett is appealing the suspension. Back in early August, the Sox played against the Kansas City Royals in a three-game home stand the Sox won,..." August 16

  • Five managers who could be next to go after Rangers fire Chris Woodward

    CBS Sports "The Texas Rangers fired manager Chris Woodward on Monday, ending his tenure after three-plus seasons at the helm. Woodward won just 42.4 percent of the games he managed, and he had the Rangers on schedule for 72 wins in 2022 -- or, evidently, below their expectations after they signed..." August 16

  • Albert Pujols still plans to retire despite recent surge, not chasing 700 HRs

    MLB.com "Baseball fans in St. Louis, often admittedly irrational people who tend to form opinions with their hearts instead of their heads, had seen a sad story like this play out before -- and within a few short weeks, their whispers morphed into grumbles. Was Albert Pujols coming..." August 16

  • Manny Machado And Juan Soto Got Into Heated Argument With Jurickson Profar For Lazy Mistake

    Side Action "Things aren’t going according to plan for the San Diego Padres since they went all-in at the Trade Deadline. Unfortunately, the Padres have yet to click around their new nucleus of Juan Soto, Manny Machado and Brandon Drury, and they got even worse news last week when a PED..." August 16

  • Why Nationals’ CJ Abrams will likely struggle during remainder of 2022 season

    Sportsnaut "CJ Abrams made his Washington Nationals debut on Monday, bringing excitement to the ballpark as the centerpiece from the Juan Soto trade took the field. Washington’s future certainly looks promising, but fans should also set reasonable expectations for the ultra-talented..." August 16

  • Pirates' Rodolfo Castro suspended one game for having cellphone in pocket during game

    USA Today "Pittsburgh Pirates infielder Rodolfo Castro has been suspended one game by Major League Baseball after a cell phone he was carrying in his pocket popped out on a headfirst slide during a game last week. Castro was also fined an undisclosed amount for violating MLB's..." August 16

  • Padres Cancel Fernando Tatis Bobblehead Night in Favor of Juan Soto Shirsey Giveaway

    Clutch Points "The San Diego Padres are swapping out a scheduled Fernando Tatis Jr bobblehead giveaway for a Juan Soto jersey connect promotional giveaway, per Talkin’ Baseball and Kevin Acee. Fernando Tatis Jr was recently suspended for PED usage. The shortstop was the..." August 16

  • Rangers Sign Wilson Ramos To Minor League Deal

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Rangers announced they’ve signed catcher Wilson Ramos to a minor league contract. The club plans to assign him to Triple-A Round Rock. It’s the first landing spot of 2022 for Ramos, who has lingered on the free agent market. The veteran backstop was playing..." August 16

  • Mariners' Carlos Santana given three-ball walk after umpire messes up count

    CBS Sports "MLB has seen its fair share of messed up umpire calls this season, and Monday night was no different. During a game between the Angels and Mariners, the home plate umpire forgot the count and consequently let a player walk on a three-ball count. The game was..." August 16

  • A’s Release Stephen Piscotty

    MLB Trade Rumors "The A’s announced they’ve selected the contract of top catching prospect Shea Langeliers. The club also recalled infielder David MacKinnon from Triple-A Las Vegas, placed center fielder Ramón Laureano on the 10-day injured list, retroactive to August..." August 16

  • Braves rookie Vaughn Grissom sets franchise record not done in over 122 years

    Clutch Points "The Atlanta Braves have not shied away from calling up top prospects in order to help them stay afloat in their pursuit of the New York Mets. The organization’s top prospect, Vaughn Grissom, has been incredibly impressive since reaching the big leagues a week ago, and he’s..." August 16

  • Five reasons Phillies have turned around their season under interim manager Rob Thomson

    CBS Sports "A little more than two months ago the Philadelphia Phillies were at a crossroads. The Phillies have the National League's longest postseason drought and they entered June with a 21-29 record. They were six games behind the third and final wild-card spot with five teams ahead of..." August 16

  • David Ortiz drops controversial take on Fernando Tatis Jr PED suspension

    Clutch Points "San Diego Padres star shortstop Fernando Tatis Jr. recently received an 80-game suspension for using PEDs. Most of the sports world has condemned his actions and approved of MLB’s decision to suspend him. However, Boston Red Sox Hall of Famer David Ortiz shared a rather..." August 16

  • Anthony Rizzo Throws Tantrum As Frustration Officially Boiling Over For Yankees

    Side Action "Anthony Rizzo and the Yankees aren’t too happy right now. After asserting their dominance all season long, the Yankees have sputtered coming out of the gates in the second half of the season. Since the break, the Yanks are just 8-15, and their World Series..." August 16

  • Jake Paul manages to strikeout in batting practice ahead of Marlins, Padres game

    Clutch Points "Jake Paul may not be the most beloved person ever, but he has proven plenty of people wrong so far during his boxing career. The former Vine star turned boxer has impressed inside the ring. However, Paul took batting practice ahead of the San Diego Padres-Miami Marlins game on..." August 16

  • Blue Jays, Yoshi Tsutsugo Close To Minor League Deal

    SI "The trade deadline has passed, but the Blue Jays keep adding. The Jays are close to signing free agent slugger Yoshi Tsutsugo, adding a left-handed hitting depth option capable of filling in at the major league level. The deal was first reported by Yuki Yamada, and Toronto..." August 16

  • David Dahl Opts Out Of Minor League Deal With Nationals

    MLB Trade Rumors "Outfielder David Dahl has opted out of his minor league contract with the Nationals, reports Jesse Dougherty of the Washington Post. Washington could choose to select him onto the MLB roster to keep him in the fold, but Dougherty indicates they’ll let him head back onto the open..." August 16

  • LLWS Player Easton Oliverson in Coma After Falling from Bunk Bed

    Bleacher Report "Twelve-year-old baseball player Easton Oliverson is in a coma after suffering injuries falling off his bunk bed while staying in Williamsport, Pennsylvania, with his team ahead of competing at the Little League Baseball World Series, per Ashley Imlay of KSL. "While..." August 16

  • Dodgers Designate Tony Wolters For Assignment

    Dodger Blue "The Los Angeles Dodgers reinstated Austin Barnes from the family emergency list and designated Tony Wolters for assignment prior to their series opener against the Milwaukee Brewers. Barnes had been on leave for three days due to an unspecified reason. MLB’s family emergency..." August 16

  • Fans falsely think Eduardo Escobar, Pete Alonso were holding lottery tickets

    For The Win "Everything’s coming up New York Mets, isn’t it? After years of being the butt of many baseball fans jokes, the Mets are actually a good and fun team to root for this year! Of course, there’s still time for things to completely collapse in typical Mets..." August 16

  • Texas Rangers fire manager Chris Woodward

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Rangers are firing manager Chris Woodward, Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News was first to report. The team has not yet announced the decision; the interim manager is yet unclear. Woodward, 46, spent a bit under four seasons at the helm in Arlington. Texas hired him off..." August 15

  • Projecting the 10 MLB Stars Playing Their Final Season with Current Team

    Bleacher Report "Some of the star players we have grown used to seeing in their current uniform are playing their final seasons on those teams. Whether it be free agency, a trade or injuries, circumstances are dictating certain players go elsewhere after the 2022 season. A couple of weeks..." August 15

  • White Sox Manager Tony La Russa Had Two ‘Accidents’ in the Dugout Last Season

    Side Action "Tony LaRussa had a Senior Moment. Tony La Russa, who managed the White Sox from 1979 to 1986, is a 77-year-old skipper who was out of the managing game for nearly a decade before he decided to get back in the game.  Since he’s been back,  it’s been a mixed bag..." August 15

  • Fernando Tatis Jr.'s Dad Says Fungus From Haircut Led To Positive PED Test

    TMZ "Fernando Tatís Jr.'s father says his son's positive PED test all happened because of a haircut that went very, very wrong for the MLB superstar. Fernando Tatís Sr. explained the situation to MLB insider Héctor Gómez on Monday --..." August 15

  • Blue Jays among teams interested in free agent reliever Ken Giles

    Sportsnet "The Toronto Blue Jays could look to a familiar name to provide some support in the bullpen. A few teams, including Toronto, have shown interest in free agent reliever Ken Giles who elected for free agency after he was designated for assignment Seattle Mariners,..." August 15

  • Mets Select Deven Marrero

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Mets announced they’ve selected infielder Deven Marrero onto the major league roster. He replaces Luis Guillorme, who has landed on the 10-day injured list with a left groin strain (as reported earlier). New York also recalled catcher Michael..." August 15

  • Alex Rodriguez on Fernando Tatis Jr.: I Wish Players 'Would Learn from My Stupidity'

    Clutch Points "Alex Rodriguez and Derek Jeter made their first public appearances alongside one another since 2014 on ESPN’s Sunday Night Baseball. Jeter and A-Rod had dealt with tension between one another throughout their careers. But the former New York Yankees’ legendary duo have..." August 15

  • Cardinals Release T.J. McFarland

    CBS Sports "After he was designated for assignment Wednesday, McFarland was released outright two days later. The reliever has produced a 6.61 ERA and 1.62 WHIP with 16 strikeouts over 32.2 frames in 28 appearances with the Cardinals this year. McFarland is now free to sign with whatever team he..." August 15

  • Guardians Designate Jake Jewell For Assignment

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Guardians have designated right-hander Jake Jewell for assignment, tweets Mandy Bell of MLB.com. His spot on the 40-man roster will go to right-hander Xzavion Curry, who will indeed be selected to  the 40-man roster to start the second game of today’s..." August 15

  • Elvis Andrus frustrated by playing time as Athletics seem intent to avoid contractual option

    CBS Sports "Veteran shortstop Elvis Andrus has not started consecutive games since early August, and he's not pleased about it. Andrus voiced his frustrations this weekend concerning the Oakland Athletics' recent decision to cut into his playing time, a move that seems motivated in..." August 15

  • For Jesse Chavez, MLB’s most traded player, there’s familiarity in the unfamiliar

    The Athletic "The transaction log of Jesse Chavez’s career is about as long as a CVS receipt. The right-hander has played on nine major-league teams. He’s had multiple stints for four of those teams. Chavez was a Brave in 2010, 2021 and 2022 — the most recent stint coming..." August 15

  • Tigers Acquire Ricardo Sanchez From Phillies

    Detroit Sports Nation "According to reports, the Detroit Tigers have completed their first post-Al Avila trade. On Sunday, the Detroit Tigers Player Development Twitter account tweeted out that the Tigers have acquired LHP Ricardo Sanchez from the Philadelphia Phillies in..." August 15

  • Reds Sign Derek Law To Minor League Deal

    Yardbarker "The Reds have signed right-hander Derek Law to a minor league contract, according to his transactions tracker at MLB.com. He has been assigned to the Triple-A Louisville Bats. Law, 31, has previously pitched for the Giants, Blue Jays and Twins, before joining the..." August 15

  • The 15 Biggest Disappointments of the MLB Season so Far

    Bleacher Report "MLB's biggest disappointments come in all shapes and sizes. There are rookies who have failed to live up to the hype, players making eight figures but providing below-replacement-level value, preseason MVP candidates who have fallen out of the running for those honors and others..." August 14

  • Joey Votto sets record for most games by Canadian-born player

    MLB.com "Joey Votto? is already one of the best baseball players to ever come out of Canada. On Sunday as his team played the Cubs, the Reds first baseman set a new benchmark for Canadians in the game. The Etobicoke, Ontatio native played in his 1,989th career game, passing Hall of..." August 14

  • Ken Giles Elects Free Agency

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Mariners announced that reliever Ken Giles has declined an outright assignment and elected free agency. Giles was designated for assignment on Friday and this announcement would seem to indicate he has passed through waivers unclaimed. As a veteran with over five years of MLB..." August 14

  • Nationals calling up C.J. Abrams

    Larry Brown Sports "Washington Nationals fans will finally get their first look at one of the pieces acquired from the San Diego Padres in the Juan Soto trade. The Nationals are calling up shortstop C.J. Abrams, according to Jeff Passan of ESPN. Abrams is set to become the second player acquired for Soto..." August 14

  • GM Mike Elias: Orioles Will “Significantly Escalate The Payroll” During Offseason

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Orioles have been one of the biggest stories of the 2022 season, emerging from years of rebuilding and mediocrity to post a 59-54 record and challenge for a wild card slot.  Even if it looks like the O’s may have turned the corner already, the club definitely wants to make..." August 14

  • ‘I think they don’t necessarily understand baseball’: Pete Alonso rips RBI haters

    Clutch Points "The New York Mets have emerged as one of the best teams in MLB during the 2022 season. A big reason for that is because they have their slugging first baseman Pete Alonso at the middle of their lineup. Alonso is once again proving that he is one of the best..." August 14

  • Mets Re-Sign Travis Jankowski To Minor League Deal

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Mets have re-signed outfielder Travis Jankowski to a minor league deal, reports Andy Martino of SNY. Jankowski, 31, now returns to the organization where he began his season, as he and the Mets also agreed to a minor league deal in March. He made the team on Opening..." August 14