• Yankees Catcher Gary Sánchez Tests Positive For COVID-19

    CBC Sports "The New York Yankees have lost another player to COVID-19. Manager Aaron Boone announced Thursday that starting catcher Gary Sánchez has tested positive for the virus. New York is currently without starting pitchers Gerrit Cole and Jordan..." August 05

  • Which World Series Contender Needed To Do More At The MLB Trade Deadline?

    CBS Sports "The 2021 MLB regular season is more than halfway complete and we're now into the dog days of summer. The 60-game sprint was fun in its own way last year given the circumstances. Give me the full 162-game experience every day of the week though. Throughout the season the CBS..." August 05

  • New Text Messages Released in Trevor Bauer Sexual Assault Case

    Bleacher Report "Lawyers for Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Trevor Bauer, who remains on administrative leave from Major League Baseball after a woman said he sexually assaulted her, released text messages Tuesday in an effort to prove the interactions were consensual. Richard Winton of the Los..." August 05

  • Lawyer Releases Brutal Injuries From Trevor Bauer Sexual Encounter After Text Messages Exposed

    Total Pro Sports "Trevor Bauer likely won’t pitch for the remainder of the season and possibly the postseason due to his ongoing legal case. A woman filed a temporary restraining order against Bauer in late June alleging physical and sexual assault, but new documents were filed by Los Angeles..." August 05

  • How Bryce Harper Became a Legitimate MVP Candidate

    MLB.com "You wouldn’t think it would be possible for Bryce Harper, of all people, to do anything quietly, or under the radar. After all, if there were a way to quantify “most career hype,” well, you could do a lot worse than pointing to the guy who was on the..." August 05

  • 7 MLB teams that might have Trade Deadline regrets

    MLB.com "We’ve caught our breath from the busiest Trade Deadline in history, and we know who made the most aggressive upgrades. The already impossbily stacked Dodgers now have Max Scherzer and Trea Turner. The Giants might have filled multiple holes by acquiring the versatile Kris Bryant. The..." August 05

  • Three reasons why Dodgers' Max Scherzer is likely to test free agency instead of inking extension

    CBS Sports "On Wednesday night, Max Scherzer made his Los Angeles Dodgers debut, just days after arriving with his new team (undoubtedly with a dream and his cardigan) through a trade with the Washington Nationals that also included infielder Trea Turner. Scherzer will be..." August 05

  • Yadier Molina hopes for smoother discussions as contract comes up again

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "With a 10th All-Star honor in his pocket and the trade deadline over, catcher Yadier Molina hopes to engage the Cardinals in conversations in the near future about a contract for 2022 to avoid the experience he had this past winter as a free agent for the first time. “Yeah, that..." August 05

  • Boston Red Sox trade for Delino DeShields Jr., former Rangers outfielder

    Mass Live " The Red Sox acquired outfielder Delino DeShields Jr. from the Rangers for cash considerations earlier this week, the club confirmed Thursday afternoon. The deal was allowed to occur after the July 30 trade deadline because DeShields was not a member of Texas’ 40-man..." August 05

  • Padres rumors: The One Hang Up in a Potential Joey Gallo Blockbuster with Rangers

    Clutch Points "The San Diego Padres had a mildly eventful 2021 trade deadline, as they struck three deals to acquire talent for the stretch run. With the Friars on the brink of title contention, though, fans and were dismayed that the team didn’t acquire any big-name talent on the market..." August 05

  • Tom Ricketts finally wants to spend big for Cubs and Wrigley Field

    Clutch Points "Fans of the Chicago Cubs were left wondering what the blueprint was for the team moving forward after the major fire sale that took place at the MLB Trade Deadline. Of note, the Cubs traded: Anthony Rizzo, Javy Baez, Kris Bryant, Craig Kimbrel and plenty of others. It set into..." August 05

  • Indians agree to 15-year lease to stay in downtown Cleveland

    Yardbarker "The Cleveland Indians recently confirmed they intend to change their name to the Cleveland Guardians following the ongoing MLB season, and there were rumors and concerns the ballclub could relocate somewhere such as Memphis once its lease with Cleveland expires after the 2023..." August 05

  • Twins’ President Derek Falvey Discusses Deadline Moves, 2022 Outlook

    MLB Trade Rumors "Twins president of baseball operations Derek Falvey met with reporters last weekend to discuss the team’s activity leading up to the trade deadline. Minnesota’s baseball ops head also offered some hints at the team’s plans for the upcoming offseason, unsurprisingly suggesting..." August 05

  • Minor leaguers: Meager living conditions 'most stressful' part of low-paying job

    The Athletic "Minor league baseball players' main focus should be working hard to reach the majors, but for many, their attention is divided as they struggle throughout the season to find affordable housing and live off their low wages. "Finding a place to put your head at night is the..." August 05

  • Astros icon J.R. Richard, whose career was cut short by stroke in 1980, dies at age 71

    ESPN "J.R. Richard, a two-time National League strikeout champion with the Houston Astros whose career was cut short in 1980 by a stroke, died Thursday at the age of 71, the team announced. In 10 seasons with the Astros, Richard was 107-71 with a 3.15 ERA and 1,493 strikeouts --..." August 05

  • Red Sox President Trolls Yankees Over Trade Deadline Activity

    NBC Sports Boston "The Boston Red Sox-New York Yankees rivalry is about to heat up down the stretch -- and Sam Kennedy just added some fuel to the fire.T The Red Sox president and CEO joined WEEI's "The Greg Hill Show" on Thursday morning to discuss the 2021 MLB trade deadline, which saw..." August 05

  • Royals’ GM Dayton Moore On 2022 Outlook

    MLB Trade Rumors "The 2021 season hasn’t gone as the Royals hoped, but general manager Dayton Moore made clear in a recent appearance on 610 AM’s Fescoe in the Morning Show that he still considers his club to be in a win-now mindset and will aim to put together a contending roster for the 2022..." August 05

  • Anthony Rendon's $245 Million Contract Is Looking Like a Bust for the Angels

    The Big Lead "Anthony Rendon's 2021 campaign came to a premature end on Wednesday as the Los Angeles Angels announced their third baseman would have season-ending surgery to repair a right hip impingement. Rendon hasn't played for a month and hasn't been himself all season. Frankly, two years..." August 04

  • Joey Votto: It's time to move on from booing Astros over cheating scandal

    Sporting News "Joey Votto still bangs — but his comments on Wednesday may be louder than any home run he's hit in recent weeks. The typically quiet (and, by his own admission, "boring") Votto made waves Wednesday morning during an appearance on "The Dan Patrick..." August 04

  • How Zack Wheeler’s $118 million Phillies’ contract became a bargain

    Sportsnaut "In December 2019, the Philadelphia Phillies rolled the dice on a $118 million contract with former New York Mets right-hander Zack Wheeler. Two years later, Wheeler has utterly out-pitched his contract. Across his two seasons with the club, this season in particular, Wheeler..." August 04

  • Red Sox broadcaster Jerry Remy steps away for cancer treatment

    CBS Sports "Red Sox color commentator Jerry Remy announced on Wednesday afternoon that he was stepping away from the broadcast booth to undergo treatment for lung cancer.  Remy, 68, played the final seven seasons of his 10-year MLB career with the Red Sox, but his star in the..." August 04

  • MLB releases 2022 schedule

    The Score "Major League Baseball announced its 2022 schedule Wednesday. Opening Day is set for March 31, with all 30 teams in action, and features 11 divisional games and one interleague contest between the Philadelphia Phillies and Houston Astros in Houston. August 04

  • Rangers Place David Dahl On Release Waivers

    MLB Trade Rumors "Aug. 4: Dahl has been placed on unconditional release waivers, the Rangers announced. Other clubs will have 48 hours to place a claim on him, although doing so would require assuming the remaining $871K on his salary. If he goes unclaimed, a team would only need to commit..." August 04

  • Dodgers Designate Yefry Ramirez For Assignment

    CBS Sports "The Dodgers designated Ramirez for assignment Wednesday, Fabian Ardaya of The Athletic reports. A day after being optioned to the minors, Ramirez is removed from the 40-man roster to clear a spot for Cole Hamels.  August 04

  • Veteran OF/DH Khris Davis returns to Athletics on minors deal

    Yardbarker "It’s reunion season in Oakland. The A’s announced Wednesday that they’ve signed outfielder/designated hitter Khris Davis to a minor-league contract and assigned him to their affiliate in the Arizona Complex League. Davis, of course, was a mainstay in the..." August 04

  • Giants’ Jay Jackson Shares Horrific & Racist Messages From Fan Base After Blown Save

    Total Pro Sports "This is just a reminder that pretty much all fan bases have some horrific fans that take sports way too seriously. Jay Jackson found that out the hard way. The San Francisco Giants reliever had a rough night on the mound Monday, as he surrended three runs to Arizona while recording..." August 04

  • Dodgers Nearing Deal With Cole Hamels

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Dodgers are nearing a deal with free-agent lefty Cole Hamels, reports MLB Network’s Jon Heyman. The 37-year-old Hamels recently held a widely attended showcase for clubs and will give the Dodgers another option in the rotation once he builds up to game readiness. Hamels is..." August 04

  • Should the New York Yankees consider trading Aaron Judge?

    Clutch Points "Now that the New York Yankees have acquired Joey Gallo, the left-handed power hitter they’ve been trying to get into their lineup for so long, one has to assume they’ll be looking to lock him up to a long-term contract as early as this offseason. And it’s..." August 04

  • Dodgers Fan Flew Over 2,000 Miles To Wait Outside Stadium & Greet The Astros With An Asterisk Sign

    Total Pro Sports "Dodgers finally got their chance to boo the hell out of the Houston Astros for several hours. There’s no love lost between the Los Angeles Dodgers and the Houston Astros after the massive cheating scandal. The fan base could not wait to fill up the stadium and give the team a..." August 04

  • The MLB draft remains broken. How can it be fixed?

    The Score "The Major League Baseball draft is broken for many players preparing to enter the professional ranks. Amateur players too often have little negotiating leverage. Many face paltry signing bonuses in addition to poverty-level minor-league salaries. Pro prospects and minor-league players..." August 04

  • Dodgers’ Max Scherzer speaks on Padres rumors amid wild MLB trade deadline

    Clutch Points "The MLB trade deadline was a wild one that went up until the last minute and even had a few deals announced after the deadline had passed. Perhaps the wildest situation was regarding Washington Nationals star Max Scherzer, who ended up being dealt to the Los Angeles..." August 04

  • Yankees Claim Jonathan Davis Off Waivers From Blue Jays

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Yankees announced a series of roster moves before this evening’s game against the Orioles. Most notably, outfielder Jonathan Davis has been claimed off waivers from the Blue Jays. New York also selected the contracts of right-handers Brody Koerner and Stephen..." August 03

  • Anthony Rizzo fires back at Jed Hoyer over Cubs’ extension comments

    Bleacher Nation "As expected, Cubs President Jed Hoyer’s comments on his frustration that the Cubs didn’t extend any of the three players traded last week – Kris Bryant, Javy Báez, and Anthony Rizzo – led to a response. Hoyer essentially said that the Cubs tried very hard to..." August 03

  • What's next for Chicago Cubs after MLB trade deadline teardown

    ESPN "It was about an hour before the MLB trade deadline on Friday afternoon. Kyle Hendricks walked to the outfield on the visitors side of Nationals Park to play catch as he always does the day before he starts. By the time he returned to the Chicago Cubs clubhouse, the team he..." August 03

  • Reds inquired about Kris Bryant at deadline

    The Athletic "The Reds discussed a trade for Kris Bryant with the Cubs, viewing him as a potential fit in center field, according to major-league sources. The Cubs would have needed to cover the nearly $7 million Bryant is owed for the rest of the season, either through a cash..." August 03

  • Jon Lester knows Anthony Rizzo’s free-agency challenge

    WEEI Boston "We know the Jon Lester story. Back in the 2014 spring training the Red Sox offered Lester a four-year, $70 million deal, that was remarkably under market value. With the baseline set so low, the Lester camp didn't counter, knowing that the number would have to come in outrageously..." August 03

  • Phillies Release Brandon Kintzler

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Phillies have released reliever Brandon Kintzler, according to the MLB.com transactions tracker. That was the anticipated outcome after the veteran right-hander was designated for assignment over the weekend. Kintzler has well over five years of MLB service time, so..." August 03

  • Dodger fans bracing for Astros' return to Dodger Stadium

    USA Today "They have been booed wherever they’ve gone. They’ve been taunted. They’ve been cursed. .psd-readMoreComponent{padding-top:15px;padding-bottom:15px;border-top:1px solid #eee;border-bottom:1px solid..." August 03

  • Each MLB team's biggest post-Deadline question

    MLB.com "Whew. That was an incredible Trade Deadline season. Now that the dust has settled following the blockbuster deals that went down last week, the question arises for each of the 30 clubs: "What now?" With the help of each MLB.com beat writer, here's a look at the key..." August 02

  • What's next for Kumar Rocker after Mets fail to sign former Vanderbilt star?

    CBS Sports "Major League Baseball's deadline for signing draft picks passed on Sunday evening, and with it so did the chances of right-hander Kumar Rocker, the No. 10 selection, joining the New York Mets. An agreement worth a $6 million signing bonus went by the wayside after a post-draft medical..." August 02

  • Jed Hoyer’s brutally honest rant on Cubs’ failure to sign Kris Bryant, Anthony Rizzo, Javy Baez

    Clutch Points "When the Chicago Cubs lost 11 straight nearing the all-star break, it sent into motion a plan that would revolve around selling at the trade deadline. The unknown was how much they would trade away. They had plenty of star players set to hit free agency at the end of the year and with..." August 02

  • Announcer Correctly Predicts ‘Nick Castellanos’ Moment As He Talked About His Deceased Uncle

    Total Pro Sports "How does this keep happening? Just last season, Cincinnati Reds outfielder Nick Castellanos hit a home run at the worst time as the team’s former announcer Thom Brennaman was delivering an on-air apology for using a homophobic slur on a hot mic. August 02

  • Astros Claim Jacob Wilson Off Waivers From A’s

    Talking Baseball "The Astros are claiming infielder Jacob Wilson off waivers from the Athletic, according to announcements from both teams. Oakland had designated Wilson for assignment over the weekend. Righty Tyler Ivey is being transferred to the 60-day injured list to create 40-man roster..." August 02

  • Rangers Claim DJ Peters Off Waivers From Dodgers

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Rangers announced they’ve claimed outfielder DJ Peters off waivers from the Dodgers. Los Angeles had designated Peters for assignment over the weekend. It’s not particularly surprising to see a team take a shot on Peters, who’s long been considered a..." August 02

  • Mets To Claim Jake Reed Off Waivers From Rays

    MLB.com "The New York Mets today announced the club has claimed RHP Jake Reed off waivers from Tampa Bay. He will report to Miami to be part of New York’s taxi squad. Reed, 28, has appeared in six games, one start with the Los Angeles Dodgers this year. He has allowed five hits, two..." August 02

  • Way-Too-Early MLB Free-Agency Predictions Post-2021 Trade Deadline

    Bleacher Report "Now that one of the wildest trade deadlines in history has come and gone, Major League Baseball's next major period of player movement won't be here until free agency opens up after the World Series. Is it too early to tell where this winter's top free agents will end up?..." August 02

  • Rays discussed creative possibilities in talks with Cubs for Kris Bryant and Craig Kimbrel

    The Athletic "If the low-revenue Rays were going to trade for high-priced players such as Kris Bryant and Craig Kimbrel, they would have needed to be creative, right? Well, the Rays were creative — or at least, they discussed creative ideas. None of those ideas..." August 02

  • Blue Jays trade RHP John Axford to Brewers for cash considerations

    TSN "The Toronto Blue Jays have traded right-handed pitcher John Axford to the Milwaukee Brewers for cash considerations, the team announced on Monday. Axford, 38, hasn't pitched in the majors since 2018 but joined the Blue Jays organization on June 20 when he..." August 02

  • Mets' Steve Cohen Responds to Failed Kumar Rocker Contract Talks in Twitter Post

    For The Win "When the New York Mets selected Vanderbilt pitcher Kumar Rocker with the 10th pick in the MLB Draft, there was plenty of optimism around the Mets. They had seemingly been gifted a can’t-miss, widely known prospect who was expected to get drafted far earlier. It didn’t even..." August 02

  • Scott Boras: Joey Gallo wasn't looking for Bryce Harper money from Rangers before trade

    The Score "It appears Joey Gallo wanted to get paid in a big way by the Texas Rangers before he was traded to the New York Yankees last week. However, his agent, Scott Boras, says he didn't demand Bryce Harper money. The Rangers reportedly made Gallo a five-year..." August 02