• Nationals offering 13-year, $425 extension to Juan Soto

    Sportsnaut "Washington Nationals star Juan Soto has received a new 13-year, $425 million extension from the club, Deportivo reported on Thursday. The Dominican Republic organization reported that talks have intensified now that the club increased its initial offer by $75 million. Soto..." June 30

  • The Biggest Question Marks for Contending MLB Teams Heading into Trade Season

    Bleacher Report "There is only one month of baseball until the MLB trade deadline. This season, we've learned the New York Yankees, Houston Astros, Los Angeles Dodgers and New York Mets are clearly a step above the rest. The Yankees hold the best record in baseball. The Astros just stood..." June 30

  • Agent threatens litigation over report Braves' offer withheld from Freddie Freeman

    The Score "Excel Sports Management's Casey Close is threatening legal action after a report suggested he never showed the Atlanta Braves' final free-agent offer to Freddie Freeman, the agency stated Wednesday. Doug Gottlieb of Fox Sports tweeted earlier Wednesday that..." June 30

  • Real or not? A midseason verdict on MLB's biggest surprise stars of 2022

    ESPN "Cardinals shortstop Tommy Edman recently made a play where he started on the shortstop side of second base before ranging well to the left of the bag to make a spinning, off-balance fling to throw out Christian Yelich at first base. It was a difficult play that Edman made..." June 30

  • Yankees' Aaron Judge Has Been Unreal, But the AL MVP Race is Far From Over

    Bleacher Report "If you're expecting to read a case for why Aaron Judge isn't the current frontrunner for the American League MVP, well, sorry. You'll get no such contrarianism from us. What we will say, though, is that Judge will have to keep doing exactly what he's doing if..." June 30

  • Blue Jays Showing Interest In Andrew Benintendi

    SI "Lineup diversification has long been a priority for the Blue Jays. With a batting order packed with righty whomp, it's only natural Toronto has interest in one of the top available left-handed bats at this year's trade deadline. The Jays are "among the teams with..." June 30

  • Paul Goldschmidt: Man, machine, MVP? ‘This guy’s a robot’

    The Athletic "Ever see a hitter hold a bat up to his ear and tap it to measure its sound? The hitter is making a subjective judgment on the quality of the wood, not one based on objective data. Paul Goldschmidt, during one of his first spring trainings with the Cardinals, stunned his teammates by..." June 30

  • Red Sox John Schreiber made two changes to go from mediocre to elite

    The Score "John Schreiber started throwing in his unique way late in his time at Carlson High in Gibraltar, Michigan, a suburb south of Detroit. His motion involves dropping down on his back leg, almost into a squat, and driving out of it with his arm traveling parallel to the ground in a..." June 30

  • The Padres, The Luxury Tax And The Trade Deadline

    MLB Trade Rumors "The 45-31 Padres possess baseball’s fifth-best winning percentage (.592) and fifth-best run differential (+63). They’ve achieved this success despite receiving middle-of-the-pack production from first base and designated hitter in addition to well below-average offensive production..." June 30

  • Cubs Release Jonathan Villar

    Sportsnaut "The Chicago Cubs released infielder Jonathan Villar on Wednesday. Chicago designated the 31-year-old Villar for assignment last Friday. " June 30

  • Which players could move at the MLB trade deadline? One pick for all 30 teams

    The Athletic "Baseball’s trade deadline looms in little more than a month. As far as trade targets, the usual suspects have already emerged. Consider the Nationals’ Josh Bell, who is in the midst of a career season just as teams begin zeroing in on impact bats. He is a veteran on an expiring..." June 29

  • Reds' Luis Castillo unbothered by trade rumors: 'I put that out of my mind'

    The Score "Cincinnati Reds right-hander Luis Castillo is focusing on what he can control on the field as his name continues to be discussed in trade rumors ahead of the Aug. 2 trade deadline. "I see the rumors every day, the teams that are interested in me," Castillo..." June 29

  • Playing Matchmaker with MLB's Hottest Trade Targets Luis Castillo, Frankie Montas

    Bleacher Report "With Major League Baseball's Aug. 2 trade deadline now barely more than a month away, it's time to wildly overthink whatever rumors come out of the ether. In this case, we're going to have some fun with the latest on Cincinnati Reds ace Luis Castillo and Oakland Athletics..." June 29

  • Evaluating 3 potential Joey Gallo trade landing spots, deals for New York Yankees

    Sportsnaut "When the New York Yankees acquired Joey Gallo before the MLB trade deadline in 2021, it was viewed as a huge addition for a team with World Series aspirations. Fast forward a year later, the best team in baseball could be looking to dispose of one of its most expendable players. New..." June 29

  • Rob Manfred wants you to know: He doesn't hate baseball, he wants to save it

    ESPN ""DO YOU HATE baseball?" I pose this question to Major League Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred deep into an interview at Citi Field in New York. "It is the most ridiculous thing, among some fairly ridiculous things that get said about me," he says...." June 29

  • New York Yankees re-sign pitcher Ryan Weber

    Sportsnaut "The New York Yankees re-signed right-handed pitcher Ryan Weber to a major league contract and added him to the 26-man roster on Wednesday. On June 16, the Yankees designated Weber, 31, for assignment, just after he pitched 3 2/3 innings of relief, giving up one run on two hits, in a..." June 29

  • Yankees Players Throw Chewed Gum On Field In 'Gross' Dugout Game

    TMZ "Several New York Yankees had a little too much time on their hands during their game Tuesday night ... 'cause they made a contest out of throwing dozens of pieces of chewed gum onto the field. Seriously. The sophomoric game all went down in the early innings of the..." June 29

  • Blue Jays' Vladimir Guerrero Jr. turns down Home Run Derby to protect wrist

    Sportsnet "Vladimir Guerrero Jr., turned down an invitation to participate in next month’s Home Run Derby, not wanting to risk a flare-up of the left wrist soreness he experienced back in May. The Toronto Blue Jays slugger is on track to start in the July 19 all-star game at..." June 28

  • How Luis Arraez is making batting average cool again

    ESPN "He hits, and he hits, and he hits, a seemingly endless parade of lashes to left field and peas up the chute and bolts yanked to right, and it all looks so easy, so natural, so elementary to Luis Arraez -- like he's playing a different game than everyone else. Just look at him:..." June 28

  • Guardians Acquire Sandy Leon From Reds

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Guardians announced this morning that they’ve acquired veteran catcher Sandy Leon from the Reds in exchange for cash. He’s being added directly to the Major League roster, and right-hander Ian Gibaut has been designated for assignment in order to open a spot..." June 28

  • Los Angeles Dodgers' Freddie Freeman fires agents who led offseason contract talks

    ESPN "When Freddie Freeman left the Atlanta Braves and eventually landed with the Los Angeles Dodgers, there was shock within the industry because of Freeman's long history with the Braves. Now Freeman has fired the agency that represented him in his offseason..." June 28

  • Panic Meter on Ronald Acuna, Bryce Harper and Slew of Injuries Shaking Up NL Playoff Race

    Bleacher Report "This weekend was a rough one for injuries in Major League Baseball, and especially for stars in the middle of the National League's crowded playoff race. To determine how much the biggest injuries figure to affect said race, we've dusted off the ol' panic..." June 28

  • U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee looking into Major League Baseball's antitrust exemption

    CBS Sports "Four members of the United States Senate Judiciary Committee have issued a letter to Harry Marino, the executive director of Advocates for Minor Leaguers, requesting insight on the impact Major League Baseball's antitrust exemption has on facets of the game, according to The..." June 28

  • Sudden departure of Twins pitching coach Wes Johnson has emotions running high

    The Athletic "The best pitching coach Chris Archer has ever had is leaving at the end of the week. When the Twins’ five-game series against the Cleveland Guardians concludes on Thursday, Wes Johnson will step down as pitching coach to assume the same role at Louisiana..." June 28

  • Mets Select Ender Inciarte

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Mets announced they’ve selected outfielder Ender Inciarte onto the major league roster before this evening’s matchup with the Astros. Fellow outfielder Nick Plummer has been optioned to Triple-A Syracuse to clear an active roster spot, while the club..." June 28

  • Dad Gets Busted Texting Escort While With His Daughter At White Sox Game

    Total Pro Sports "This is certainly not a good look for one dad who was seemingly enjoying a night out at the ballpark with his little girl. We’ve seen time and time again, people sending racy text messages at a sporting event, only to have the person behind them expose all their infidelities on..." June 28

  • Noah Syndergaard Spotted Fixing His Hair During Bench Clearing Brawl

    Egotastic Sports "There was a lot going on during this weekend's Mariners and Angels brawl.  There was a lot of pushing and trash talking, there were actual punches being thrown, even a pizza delivery afterwards. Someone spotted Angels pitcher Noah Syndergaard (who is having a..." June 28

  • Angels' Archie Bradley fractured his elbow from fall during brawl with Mariners

    The Athletic "Los Angeles Angels reliever Archie Bradley was placed on the 15-day injured list Tuesday due a fractured right elbow. He sustained the injury when he fell out of the dugout during Sunday's brawl with the Seattle Mariners, according to Angels head athletic trainer Mike Frostad. He's..." June 28

  • Phil Nevin gets 10-game ban, 11 others from Angels-M's brawl suspended

    The Score "Major League Baseball came down hard on the Los Angeles Angels and Seattle Mariners with 12 suspensions after their huge brawl Sunday, the league announced Monday. Nevin, who replaced Joe Maddon as Angels manager in early June, received the..." June 28

  • Evaluating 3 potential Frankie Montas trade landing spots and deals

    Sportsnaut "The MLB trade deadline is approaching and Oakland Athletics starting pitcher Frankie Montas is the most coveted arm this summer. As the A’s continue their rebuild and payroll teardown, the ultra-talented righty will almost certainly be on a new team in July. Montas..." June 27

  • New video shows Phil Nevin barking at Mariners a day before fight

    Larry Brown Sports "Watching a video of Phil Nevin barking at the Seattle Mariners on Saturday night would have foreshadowed what occurred on Sunday. A video has emerged that shows how the Los Angeles Angels behaved at the end of their 5-3 loss to the Mariners on Saturday. The video shows some Angels..." June 27

  • Blue Jays Select Shaun Anderson

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Blue Jays announced they’ve selected righty Shaun Anderson onto the MLB roster, with reliever Jeremy Beasley optioned to Triple-A Buffalo. A 40-man roster spot was created by transferring Hyun Jin Ryu from the 15-day to the 60-day injured..." June 27

  • Mariners acquire Carlos Santana from Royals for pair of pitchers

    MLB.com "Seattle Mariners President of Baseball Operations Jerry Dipoto announced today the Mariners have acquired INF Carlos Santana and cash considerations from the Kansas City Royals in exchange for RHP Wyatt Mills and Minor League RHP William Fleming. The Mariners Major League,..." June 27

  • Mariners claim Angels changed pitchers pregame to throw at batters

    The Score "The Seattle Mariners didn't come to the ballpark Sunday looking for a fight, but they certainly feel like that's what the Los Angeles Angels had in mind. Several members of the Mariners expressed anger at their AL West rivals following..." June 27

  • Blue Jays To Sign Sergio Romo

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Blue Jays are signing veteran right-hander Sergio Romo to a Major League contract, reports Jon Heyman of the New York Post (Twitter link). The Meister Sports client was designated for assignment and subsequently released by the Mariners last week. As such, Seattle will..." June 27

  • It’s past time Yankees fans stop blaming Jose Altuve for Astros’ cheating

    New York Post "Reggie Jackson shared an elevator the other day with Yankees fans, one of whom was telling his buddies how much he despised Jose Altuve.  “I hate that little sawed off SOB,” the gentleman proudly told his chums.  And that’s where Mr. October, now..." June 27

  • Video of Yankees fans cheering on little girl flipping bottle goes viral

    Larry Brown Sports "A wholesome video from Sunday’s New York Yankees-Houston Astros game is going viral. The Yankees beat the Astros 6-3 in 10 innings on an Aaron Judge walk-off 3-run home run. Yankees fans went nuts celebrating Judge’s home run. Some fans in the right field bleachers also..." June 27

  • How Jesse Winker’s ejection led to autographs, pizza and the tip of a lifetime

    The Athletic "When Jesse Winker took a heater to the hip Sunday afternoon, turned toward the home dugout at Angel Stadium and elected to escalate the simmering tensions between his Seattle Mariners and the Los Angeles Angels into a benches-clearing brawl, he couldn’t..." June 27

  • Jesse Winker vocal on only regret after starting full-on brawl vs. Angels

    Clutch Points "The Sunday afternoon game between the Seattle Mariners and the Los Angeles Angels turned into an ugly show. After Andrew Wantz threw a dangerous ball at his teammate Julio Rodriguez’ head at the first inning, Jesse Winker was hit by a pitch in the next inning...." June 27

  • Twins Pitching Coach Wes Johnson Hired As LSU Pitching Coach

    The Athletic "LSU is hiring Minnesota Twins pitching coach Wes Johnson to the same position, a source confirmed to The Athletic. D1 Baseball was first to report the news. Johnson is currently with the team in Cleveland for a series vs. the Guardians that begins Monday. He will remain with the Twins..." June 27

  • Angels, Mariners throw punches in bench-clearing brawl

    Larry Brown Sports "The Los Angels Angels and Seattle Mariners played a spirited series over the weekend, and the two teams got into an ugly benches-clearing brawl when tempers boiled over on Sunday. Angels pitcher Andrew Wantz hit Jesse Winker with a fastball to lead off the top of the 2nd inning. The..." June 26

  • 1 Sentence to Describe the Current State of Every MLB Team

    Bleacher Report "The 2022 Major League Baseball season is creeping up on its halfway mark, so it's fair to say that we know a lot more about all 30 teams now than we did back on Opening Day. Enough to fill books, even. But since nobody has time for that, let's keep things simple and describe..." June 26

  • Yankees' Aaron Judge’s confident reaction after sending Astros packing with walk-off bomb

    Clutch Points "The New York Yankees had quite the weekend out in the Bronx. After a walk-off win in their first game against the Astros, the Yankees were no-hit in the second game, and spent the first seven innings on Sunday looking for their first hit of the game. Things turned around..." June 26

  • Jesse Winker flips off Angels fans after brawl

    Larry Brown Sports "Sunday’s Angels-Mariners brawl had a little bit of everything. That even included one Seattle player flipping off rival fans as he left the field. Mariners outfielder Jesse Winker was livid after being hit by a pitch to start the second in what had become an escalating series of..." June 26

  • Diamondbacks To Select Dallas Keuchel

    MLB Trade Rumors "Diamondbacks manager Torey Lovullo informed reporters, including Nick Piecoro of the Arizona Republic, that lefty Dallas Keuchel will start Sunday’s game for the club. Keuchel isn’t currently on Arizona’s 40-man roster, meaning a corresponding move of some kind..." June 26

  • Brewers' Rowdy Tellez joins Robin Yount with incredible feat not seen in 40 years

    Clutch Points "The Milwaukee Brewers are in a dog race with the St. Louis Cardinals for the National League Central crown. Entering play Sunday, both St. Louis and Milwaukee were tied atop the division at 41-33. The rest of the division is a dumpster fire, with Pittsburgh in third place,..." June 26

  • JP Crawford ejected for throwing punches in Mariners-Angels brawl

    Larry Brown Sports "J.P. Crawford was one of eight people ejected from Sunday’s game between his Seattle Mariners and the Los Angeles Angels. His actions during a second inning fight between the teams led to his ejection from the game. Crawford was seen throwing a few hammer fist-style punches at..." June 26

  • To the moon! Shohei Ohtani rockets HR 118 mph, 462 feet

    MLB.com "Breaking records is something Shohei Ohtani does with some regularity. Sometimes, those records happen to be his own. That was the case in the Angels’ 5-3 loss to the Mariners on Saturday at Angel Stadium. Facing the Mariners’ Logan Gilbert in the..." June 26

  • Ranking MLB's Top 10 Prospects at Each Position Right Now

    Bleacher Report "We've released updated versions of our farm system rankings and Top 100 prospect list over the past month, but how do the top prospects in baseball stack up to the players at their same position? Ahead, we've provided a rundown of the top 10 players at each..." June 26

  • Raisel Iglesias has dugout meltdown after Angels-Mariners fight

    Larry Brown Sports "Just when you thought the fireworks between the Los Angeles Angels and Seattle Mariners was over, Raisel Iglesias went out and topped nearly everyone. The Angels closer extended the shenanigans going on during the top of the second inning of Sunday’s game between the teams...." June 26