• Angels Shohei Ohtani goes full Babe Ruth with epic two-way feat

    Clutch Points "Shohei Ohtani is the epitome of baseball excellence. The Los Angeles Angels star is unique in the sense that he’s the only two-way player in the league today. One day, he’ll be pitching strikeouts like it’s nothing. The next day, he’ll be bombing away..." May 15

  • Guardians Hire T.J. Rivera For Coaching Position

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Guardians have hired T.J. Rivera for a coaching role, according to agent Phil Terrano of Agency 1 Sports.  This brings an end to Rivera’s playing career after 11 seasons, and the veteran infielder took to Instagram to thank his family, friends, and many..." May 15

  • Dodgers announcer reveals why Max Muncy was so upset in viral video

    Larry Brown Sports "A video clip involving Max Muncy went viral over the weekend, though we finally know exactly what happened. Muncy was batting in the bottom of the ninth inning on Friday night with his Los Angeles Dodgers down 9-7 to the Philadelphia Phillies. After starting the at-bat with a ball,..." May 15

  • In Defense of Umpires: Why Complaints About MLB's 'Ump Show' Problem Miss the Mark

    Bleacher Report "Take it easy on Major League Baseball's umpires, would ya? Yeah, I know. This isn't an easy ask in the best of times, and the 2022 season has only been the best of times for umpires if one unironically enjoys what they call the "ump show." To..." May 14

  • The Yankees are pitching as well as they ever have - and they can keep it up

    The Score "The best Yankees teams have always featured iconic sluggers throughout the lineup. As witnessed in their 15-7 route of the White Sox on Thursday, New York still has plenty of power, especially if it can get Josh Donaldson's bat going. But this offseason, the 24-8 Yankees,..." May 14

  • Astros Acquire Mauricio Dubon from the Giants

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Astros have acquired utility player Mauricio Dubon from the Giants in exchange for catcher Mike Papierski, as announced by both clubs. Additionally, the Giants have recalled infielder Donovan Walton to replace Dubon on the active roster and assigned Papierski to..." May 14

  • Manny Machado’s immense value as Padres leader, according to Bob Melvin

    Clutch Points "Manny Machado is slugging as good as anyone else so far this season. The San Diego Padres superstar is posting an OPS of 1.056 with an OBP of .451, which both lead the National League. His 46 hits lead all of MLB. There’s more to Machado than what he does at the plate..." May 14

  • Yadier Molina pulled veteran move to steal Giants’ signs

    Larry Brown Sports "St. Louis Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina showed off a great example of legal sign stealing in Saturday’s game against the San Francisco Giants. With runners at the corners and two out in the fifth inning of Saturday’s game, Molina pulled a veteran move and caught the..." May 14

  • Robinson Cano honored by Padres opportunity: 'I know I still can play this game'

    The Score "Robinson Cano is excited about the opportunity to join the San Diego Padres, and even though his role is going to change dramatically, the veteran believes he has plenty to offer his new team. "I still got a lot left in the tank," the 39-year-old said on Friday,..." May 14

  • Blue Jays lose to Rays, need to get out of their season-long offensive funk

    The Athletic "The Blue Jays are in a funk. They have been for a while now. A night at Tropicana Field only further exasperated their troubles. On Friday, Toronto lost its fifth straight game, this one a 5-2 defeat by the Tampa Bay Rays. Making matters worse, George..." May 14

  • Pirates To Hire Jason Kendall

    MLB Trade Rumors "Jason Kendall is rejoining the Pirates, as the club is going to be hiring him to a player developmental role, reports Rob Biertempfel of The Athletic. As noted by Biertempfel, the move isn’t technically official yet, with Kendall’s job still not having a..." May 14

  • The Texas Rangers' Record Spending Spree Isn't Paying Off

    The Big Lead "The Texas Rangers raised eyebrows this winter as they embarked on a record spending spree following a 102-loss season in 2021. They splashed $561.2 million on free agents before the lockout in an attempt to jolt the organization into contention in a new(ish) ballpark. So far that..." May 14

  • Buck Showalter was so excited to meet famous singer before game

    Larry Brown Sports "Buck Showalter knows that the hips don’t lie. Showalter is mostly viewed as a no-nonsense type of guy, but he was very excited about one musical guest who attended Saturday’s New York Mets game at Citi Field in Flushing, N.Y.: singer Shakira. " May 14

  • Reds Select Ross Detwiler, Designate Robert Dugger

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Reds announced that they have selected the contract of left-hander Ross Detwiler. To make room for him on the 40-man roster, righty Robert Dugger has been designated for assignment. " May 14

  • Max Scherzer prevented ceremonial first pitch

    Larry Brown Sports "The New York Mets hosted the Seattle Mariners at Citi Field on Friday night and there was a special first pitch ceremony scheduled for Japanese Heritage Night. But Max Scherzer wasn’t interested in any of that. As Mikio Mori, the Japanese Ambassador to the United States,..." May 14

  • Andrew Benintendi Defeats Royals In Arbitration

    MLB Trade Rumors "Outfielder Andrew Benintendi has won his arbitration hearing against the Royals, according to Lynn Worthy of the Kansas City Star. Benintendi will rake in a 2022 salary of $8.5MM, a good bit greater than the team’s submitted arbitration figure of..." May 14

  • Dodgers got hosed by umpire Paul Emmel’s 10th-inning strike call

    Larry Brown Sports "Despite featuring 22 runs scored and 27 hits, Friday night’s game between the Los Angeles Dodgers and the Philadelphia Phillies will most likely be remembered for a bad strike call by home plate umpire Paul Emmel. In the tenth inning of Friday’s game, Dodgers shortstop..." May 14

  • Giants, Mariners Trade Alex Blandino For Stuart Fairchild

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Giants and Mariners have agreed to a trade that will send infielder Alex Blandino and cash considerations to the M’s, according to Ryan Divish of The Seattle Times. San Francisco will acquire outfielder Stuart Fairchild, who was designated for assignment..." May 14

  • Mike Trout touts Liverpool fandom amid FA Cup game vs. Chelsea

    Clutch Points "Angels superstar Mike Trout is probably one of the MLB players excited about the league scheduling London-based games for the 2023 season and beyond. Trout posted a video on his social media accounts of him sporting Liverpool gear with Liverpool’s theme song,..." May 14

  • Rays Acquire Josh Roberson To Complete Louis Head Trade

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Rays announced to members of the media, including team broadcaster Neil Solondz, that they have acquired right-handed pitcher Josh Roberson as the player to be named later in the trade that sent Louis Head to the Marlins. " May 14

  • Former Phillies pitcher David West tragically passes away at 57

    Clutch Points "David West, a valued member of the Philadelphia Phillies organization, passed away after a battle with brain cancer. He was 57 years old. The Phillies announced the former lefthanded pitcher’s passing Saturday afternoon. “The Phillies, along..." May 14

  • Grant Dayton To Opt Out Of Minors Deal With Marlins

    MLB Trade Rumors "Marlins left-hander Grant Dayton is planning to exercise his minor league contract’s opt-out clause on Sunday, FanSided’s Robert Murray reports. As per the usual structure of minors deals, the Marlins could retain Dayton by selecting his contract to the Major League..." May 14

  • Josh Hader makes history with 13th consecutive save

    MLB.com "Josh Hader did it. He made history (again). Hader entered in the ninth inning and recorded three short, sweet outs for his 13th save of the season in the Brewers’ 2-1 series-opener win over the Marlins on Friday night at loanDepot park. Fittingly,..." May 14

  • Fan catches raccoon at Arkansas baseball game

    Larry Brown Sports "The Arkansas Razorbacks are represented by a boar (Tusk) but perhaps they’ll temporarily switch their mascot to a raccoon. A wild scene broke out in the stands of a baseball game between Arkansas and the Vanderbilt Commodores on Friday evening. Somehow, a raccoon entered the..." May 14

  • Padres Option Dinelson Lamet, Finalize Deal With Robinson Cano

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Padres announced they’ve optioned right-hander Dinelson Lamet to Triple-A El Paso. The move clears an active roster spot for Robinson Canó, whose previously-reported major league contract has been made official. San Diego already had an opening on the..." May 13

  • Trevor Bauer's appeal hearing with MLB over 324-game suspension will begin May 23

    USA Today "Trevor Bauer's appeal hearing with Major League Baseball over his 324-game suspension will begin on Monday, May 23, according to a person with direct knowledge of the situation. The person spoke to USA TODAY Sports on the condition of anonymity because the the details of..." May 13

  • Blue Jays' George Springer called players-only meeting after loss to Yankees

    The Score "With the Toronto Blue Jays amid their worst slump of the season, outfielder George Springer called a closed-door, players-only meeting following the team's loss to the New York Yankees on Wednesday. "My main message was to slow down," Springer said..." May 13

  • Infamous New York Mets trade looking less horrid following Jarred Kelenic’s Mariners demotion

    Sportsnaut "After three years, the New York Mets trade that saw one of their top prospects, Jarred Kelenic, get sent to the Seattle Mariners for Robinson Cano and Edwin Diaz is finally starting to look less than awful. Before the 2019 season, former Mets general manager Brodie Van Wagenen was..." May 13

  • Surprising Shohei Ohtani teammate has become quite popular in Japan

    Larry Brown Sports "Shohei Ohtani is enormously popular in Japan and has developed popularity in America too. But a surprising Los Angeles Angels teammate of his has also become a hit in Japan too. Ohtani was the subject of a cover story by SI published on Friday. The story gives some insight into..." May 13

  • Rumors of Alex Rodriguez's Interest in Buying Marlins or MLB Team Is 'False'

    Bleacher Report "A member of Alex Rodriguez's inner circle is denying reports that the former Major League Baseball superstar is interested in purchasing the Miami Marlins.  Ron Berkowitz, Rodriguez's publicist, tweeted any rumors of his client wanting to buy the Marlins or any other MLB..." May 13

  • Aaron Judge, Anthony Rizzo and Giancarlo Stanton do something that even 1927 Murderers’ Row could not

    Clutch Points "Yankees superstars Aaron Judge, Anthony Rizzo, and Giancarlo Stanton became the first Yankees trio to each hit nine homers in the first 31 games of the season. Any time you break a Yankees record, you’re doing something right. While power numbers have decreased..." May 13

  • 3 best Xander Bogaerts trade destinations

    Sportsnaut "The Boston Red Sox entered 2022 hoping to compete for a World Series and to sign a Xander Bogaerts contract extension. Nearly two months into the season, neither seem like realistic possibilities as Boston plummets down the MLB standings. Bogaerts, the..." May 13

  • Yankees’ Brian Cashman rips Astros owner Jim Crane’s comments over cheating

    NJ "Bang this. That was essentially Yankees general manager Brian Cashman’s response to Astros’ owner Jim Crane’s comments from earlier this week equating the Yankees’ minor fine for using video replay rooms to decode signs to..." May 13

  • Yankees' Aaron Judge Is Peaking in 2022 After Betting on Himself

    Bleacher Report "Remember when Aaron Judge rejected a $230 million extension from the New York Yankees on April 8, thereby setting off a debate about whether he had just turned down the best contract offer he was ever going to get? It now looks like at least one person had the..." May 13

  • Latest On Brett Gardner

    MLB Trade Rumors "Brett Gardner was one of the top free agents of last winter’s class who didn’t wind up signing prior to Opening Day. That wasn’t on account of a lack of interest in the 38-year-old, as the Blue Jays touched base with Gardner’s camp during Spring Training..." May 13

  • PitchCom -- aimed at foiling MLB's would-be sign-stealers -- is (mostly) winning over the skeptics

    ESPN "Texas Rangers closer Joe Barlow was skeptical about PitchCom at first. The electronic device, used to transmit pitch signals from the catcher to the pitcher in an effort to curb sign stealing, is brand new in Major League Baseball this season, and Barlow wondered what..." May 13

  • Will the Angels add at the trade deadline?

    The Athletic "In spring training, after I wrote that I sort of liked the Angels, a rival executive texted me with a question. “Besides (Shohei) Ohtani,” the executive said, “who is the one Angels SP that you are certain of (throwing) 165 IP in..." May 13

  • Yankees' Anthony Rizzo over Cubs trade: 'It's business'

    Chicago Tribune "Time heals all wounds, so it wasn’t surprising to hear Anthony Rizzo has gotten over his “bad breakup” with the Chicago Cubs. Rizzo on Thursday returned to Chicago, the town he once owned, as first baseman for the New York Yankees, who opened a four-game series..." May 13

  • MLB Report Card Grades for All 30 Teams Early in 2022

    Bleacher Report "The 2022 Major League Baseball season is nearly 20 percent completed (five out of 26 weeks), which is the perfect time for some early report card grades. Marks for each team are based on how their play has compared to preseason expectations. (Win totals via DraftKings.) In other..." May 13

  • Being Gabe Kapler: Inside the mind of the San Francisco Giants' nonconformist manager

    ESPN "THE WATCH ON Gabe Kapler's left wrist started as a curiosity and traveled a smooth path to obsession. Big, chunky and obviously expensive, it was both striking and vexing. Morning or afternoon, the time on the watch bore no resemblance to the actual time of day. Even more..." May 13

  • Tigers Claim Sam Howard From Pirates

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Tigers announced they’ve claimed reliever Sam Howard off waivers from the Pirates and optioned him to Triple-A Toledo. He’d been designated for assignment last week. Detroit had two vacancies on the 40-man roster, so no additional move was necessary. Howard,..." May 13

  • Yankees Sign Danny Salazar

    The Comeback "In a move that could really strengthen their pitching staff if everything works well, the New York Yankees have signed a former All-Star. Danny Salazar, who pitched for the Cleveland Guardians (then the Cleveland Indians) from 2013-2017 and again in 2019, has been signed to..." May 13

  • Giants Sign Scott Alexander To Minor League Deal

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Giants have signed left-handed reliever Scott Alexander to a minor league deal, reports Chris Hilburn-Trenkle of Baseball America. Alexander, 32, was a sixth round pick of the Royals in 2010. He made it up to the big leagues and pitched out of the Royals’..." May 13

  • Pirates Claim Tyler Beede Off Waivers From Giants

    Pittsburgh Baseball Now "The Pirates announced that they have claimed right-handed pitcher Tyler Beede off waivers from the San Francisco Giants, Beede was designated for assignment by the Giants a week ago. To make room on the roster, the club announced that right-handed pitcher Beau Sulser has been..." May 13

  • Padres Nearing Deal With Robinson Cano

    New York Post "Robinson Cano is getting a baseball lifeline. The 39-year-old is nearing a deal with the Padres, The Post’s Jon Heyman reports. It’s expected to be a major league deal, according to The Post’s Joel Sherman. Cano was officially released by the..." May 12

  • Guardians’ Shane Bieber scoffs at latest contract extension from Cleveland

    Clutch Points "The Cleveland Guardians are off to a mediocre start to their 2022 season. Entering play Thursday, they are .500 at 15-15. The future of the team is somewhat uncertain. The American League Central rival Chicago White Sox are supposed to be the preeminent team in the division...." May 12

  • How the Yankees turned a weakness into an advantage and cut down opponents’ stolen bases

    The Athletic "A three-run walk-off homer by Aaron Judge on Tuesday, a three-run go-ahead shot by Gleyber Torres on Wednesday. The Yankees are still the Yankees, ranking third in the majors in homers. But these Yankees are a major-league best 22-8 because they are more than..." May 12

  • Which New York team (Yankees or Mets) has the best chance to win the World Series?

    CBS Sports "We are now more than a month into the 2022 MLB regular season. The sample sizes aren't so small and fan bases are gaining and losing hope with each passing day. That said, there is still a lot -- A LOT -- of season to play, and plenty of teams are still vying for a spot in the new 12-team..." May 12

  • Astros' Jim Crane Responds to Yankees' Cashman on Cheating: 'You Were Doing It, Too'

    Bleacher Report "Houston Astros owner Jim Crane believes people who live in glass houses shouldn't throw stones. New York Yankees general manager Brian Cashman turned heads in March when he told Andy McCullough of The Athletic the "illegal and horrific" cheating scheme from the..." May 12

  • Brewers’ Christian Yelich keeps supplying tantalizing reasons to believe he’s back. So, is he?

    The Athletic "There have been days after batting practice when a Brewers official would sit in the dugout, gaze toward the field and forecast a home run from Christian Yelich. There was also that time a few weeks ago, after Yelich hit a grand slam, when one Brewers player walked by..." May 12