• MLB postpones Cardinals' next series after 13 test positive for COVID-19

    USA Today "In the latest blow to a season quickly turning into a health and logistical quagmire, Major League Baseball on Monday postponed a four-game set between the St. Louis Cardinals and Detroit Tigers after seven Cardinals players and six staff members tested positive for the novel..." August 03

  • Derek Jeter denies Marlins COVID-19 rumors, throws MLB under the bus

    New York Post "The Marlins weren’t trying to find Magic City. The COVID-19 outbreak resulting in positive tests for 18 players in the Miami Marlins’ clubhouse is not the result of going to bars and clubs, CEO Derek Jeter told media members Monday. The situation is leading to..." August 03

  • White Sox Sign Clayton Richard

    Yardbarker "The White Sox have inked left-hander Clayton Richard to a minor-league deal, per LaMond Pope of the Chicago Tribune. Richard, 36, has eleven years of MLB experience under his belt. He had a nice run early on in his career with the San Diego Padres before injuries..." August 03

  • If We're Making Up Baseball Rules As We Go, How About This One?

    The Big Lead "The Cincinnati Reds swept the Detroit Tigers in a doubleheader unlike any other yesterday. Major League Baseball's first foray into the seven-inning game was a mixed bag. Playing 14 innings instead of 18 certainly made the long day a bit shorter and, on balance, the most deserving team..." August 03

  • MLB To Cancel Field Of Dreams Game

    MLB Trade Rumors "Major League Baseball has decided to cancel the “Field of Dreams Game” it had previously scheduled for August 13. The Cardinals and White Sox were supposed to square off in the famed Iowa cornfield. The Cardinals are currently waiting to see just how bad an internal..." August 03

  • Brewers right-hander Shelby Miller opts out of 2020 season

    Fox Sports "Right-handed pitcher Shelby Miller has opted out of the 2020 season, the Milwaukee Brewers announced Monday. Miller had been working out at the team’s alternative training site and hadn’t made an appearance for the Brewers this season. Milwaukee signed Miller to..." August 03

  • Cardinals exec addresses rumors that team went to casino before outbreak

    Larry Brown Sports "The St. Louis Cardinals are the second MLB team to be hit with a coronavirus outbreak since the 2020 season began last month, and there have been rumors that the positive tests came at some point after several players went to a casino. President of baseball operations John Mozeliak can neither..." August 03

  • Angels to call up top prospect Jo Adell

    MLB.com "The Angels are calling up their top overall prospect, outfielder Jo Adell, a source told MLB.com's Rhett Bollinger on Monday. Jared Walsh and Michael Hermosillo were both optioned, and Mike Trout returns from the paternity list on Tuesday. " August 03

  • Some Cardinals Players Went to Casino Before COVID-19 Outbreak

    Bleacher Report "Multiple St. Louis Cardinals players reportedly went to a casino before an outbreak of COVID-19 hit the organization, according to Jon Heyman of MLB Network. There are four Cardinals players and three staff members who have tested positive for the coronavirus,..." August 03

  • Yoenis Cespedes was frustrated with Mets before opting out

    New York Post "Yoenis Cespedes walked. Is it because money talks? The Mets announced Sunday afternoon that Cespedes opted out of this season over concerns about COVID-19, and a friend backed up that version. But multiple sources confirmed that twice in the first nine games..." August 03

  • Xander Bogaerts Explains Why He Feels For First-Year Red Sox Players

    NESN "It takes time for any Major League Baseball club with a slew of new faces to build chemistry over the course of the season. Unfortunately for the Red Sox, who dealt with quite a bit of roster changeover this past offseason, both the time and opportunities to strengthen their..." August 03

  • Shohei Ohtani gets MRI test on pitching arm following dismal start in Angels loss

    Los Angeles Times "A grueling Sunday afternoon in which the Angels let another late-inning lead slip away in a 6-5, 11-inning loss to the Houston Astros ended with news that could puncture their playoff hopes in a pandemic-shortened season. Soon after the 4-hour, 37-minute marathon..." August 03

  • Brewers bench coach Pat Murphy has heart attack during weekend, expected to recover

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "Milwaukee Brewers bench coach Pat Murphy suffered a moderate heart attack during the team’s workout Saturday afternoon at Miller Park and immediately was transported to Froedtert Hospital, where a stent was inserted, and he is expected to make a full recovery. News of..." August 03

  • Multiple Cardinals positive tests expected today

    Hardball Talk "On Saturday, the St. Louis Cardinals had four members of its traveling party test positive for COVID-19, with four more having what the Cardinals have characterized as “inconclusive results.” Could be four Cardinals positive tests? Could be eight? Given the questionable..." August 03

  • Mets Outright Hunter Strickland

    MLB Trade Rumors "Right-hander Hunter Strickland went unclaimed on outright waivers and has been assigned to the team’s alternate training site in Brooklyn, tweets MLB.com’s Anthony DiComo. Strickland is no longer on the 40-man roster, but because he was outrighted to the..." August 03

  • MLB power rankings for the 2020 season

    Sportsnaut "The 2020 MLB season is underway and we’ve already seen the COVID-19 pandemic dramatically impact the 60-game schedule. With commission Rob Manfred determined to push forward, though, we push forward with our MLB power rankings. Unsurprisingly, the Los Angeles Dodgers..." August 03

  • Marlins Claim Brian Moran, Sign Brett Eibner

    MSN.com "The Marlins announced they have claimed left-handed reliever Brian Moran off waivers from the Blue Jays. They’ve also purchased the contract of two-way player Brett Eibner from the Eastern Reyes del Tigre of the independent Constellation Energy League, per an announcement from..." August 03

  • Rangers recall INF Anderson Tejeda, place OF Danny Santana on 10-day injured list

    MLB.com "The Texas Rangers announced prior to Sunday’s game that the club has recalled infielder Anderson Tejeda (pronounced tuh-HAY-duh) from the Alternate Training Site. Tejeda (#71) will be in uniform for the series finale in San Francisco, seeking his Major League debut. To make room..." August 03

  • Giants' Jandel Gustave bumped from 40-man roster

    CBS Sports "Jandel Gustave was designated for assignment by the Giants on Sunday, Amy Gutierrez of NBC Sports Bay Area reports. The right-hander was unable to make the Opening Day roster and now finds himself removed from the 40-man roster.  " August 03

  • Mets' Yoenis Cespedes opting out of 2020 season

    ESPN "The New York Mets' Yoenis Cespedes has opted out of the 2020 season after he did not report to Truist Park for Sunday's game against the Atlanta Braves, according to general manager Brodie Van Wagenen. Van Wagenen addressed Cespedes' decision with..." August 02

  • Francisco Liriano: Opting out of season

    CBS Sports "Liriano announced Sunday he is opting out of the 2020 season, freelance baseball writer Robert Murray reports. The veteran southpaw was with the Phillies in summer camp before being released in mid-July, and he'll sit out 2020 rather than signing on with another..." August 02

  • St. Louis Cardinals have multiple new COVID-19 cases

    Sportsnet "The St. Louis Cardinals have multiple new COVID-19 positive tests, according to MLB insiders Robert Murray and Jon Heyman. According to ESPN‘s Jeff Passan, the Cardinals took more COVID-19 test on Sunday morning and the team expects to have the results by Sunday..." August 02

  • Tyler Alexander K's 9 in a row, tying AL record

    MLB.com "Tigers reliever Tyler Alexander struck out the first nine batters he faced in the first game of Sunday’s doubleheader against the Reds, tying former Tiger Doug Fister’s American League record for consecutive strikeouts in a game. The nine consecutive strikeouts..." August 02

  • Mets have no idea where Yoenis Cespedes is

    Clutch Points "New York Mets outfielder Yoenis Cespedes did not show up to the ballpark for Sunday afternoon’s game against the Atlanta Braves. Anthony DiComo of MLB.com reported the Mets have been unsuccessful in their attempts to reach out to Cespedes, and they are unaware as to..." August 02

  • Marlins To Resume Season On Tuesday; Updates on Cardinals, Phillies

    MLB Trade Rumors "9:42AM: Yesterday’s testing of Phillies personnel revealed no new positive cases, according to a team press release. TODAY, 9:04AM: For the second straight day, the group of Marlins players currently in Philadelphia haven’t had any positive COVID-19 test results,..." August 02

  • Early Trends Emerging at the Start of Historic 2020 MLB Season

    Bleacher Report "Before it began, exactly how the first 60-game season in Major League Baseball's long history would unfold was anybody's guess. Now that we have more than a week's worth of data, let's dive into it. It's obviously too early to read too much into anything,..." August 02

  • MLB's Reese McGuire Masturbation Bust Captured On Video, 'What An Idiot'

    TMZ "TMZ Sports has obtained police footage of the moment cops busted MLB catcher Reese McGuire for allegedly masturbating in public ... and it's SUPER AWKWARD. First off, police say cameras malfunctioned in the process of recording the video, which is why most of the..." August 02

  • Cubs Roster Move Coming: Lefty Justin Steele Reportedly Coming Up

    Bleacher Nation "We talked about the Cubs’ lefty concerns in the bullpen yesterday with the depth addition of Matt Dermody, so it shouldn’t be surprising that a roster move looms. Heck, it’s just an overall concern with the bullpen right now, but seeing Kyle Ryan get crushed last night as..." August 02

  • Christian Yelich sends heartfelt message to teammate Lorenzo Cain

    Larry Brown Sports "Christian Yelich sent a heartfelt message of support to teammate Lorenzo Cain on Saturday night. Cain told the Milwaukee Brewers that he was opting out of the remainder of the MLB season, the team announced on Saturday. Yelich, who is the star of the Brewers, sent a message of..." August 02

  • Mike Trout gives new baby son a very special middle name

    MSN.com "Mike Trout and wife Jessica announced Saturday the birth of their new baby son, whose name has special meaning to the couple. The Los Angeles Angels star was placed on paternity leave on Thursday, July 30. On Saturday, Mike and Jessica posted a photo of their son, Beckham..." August 02

  • Marlins players won't be disciplined for breaking protocol

    The Score "Major League Baseball has informed the players' association that it has no plans to discipline any Miami Marlins for breaking COVID-19 protocols, a source told Ken Rosenthal and Evan Drellich of The Athletic. MLB's department of investigations is speaking with..." August 02

  • Craig Kimbrel may already lose Cubs closer role

    Chicago Tribune "Does David Ross have his first closer controversy? Craig Kimbrel’s two rough outings and the shortened 60-game season might leave the new Chicago Cubs manager with no choice but to call an early audible. “That’s a good question,” Ross said Saturday..." August 02

  • Indians' James Hoyt: Acquired by Miami

    CBS Sports "Hoyt was traded from the Indians to the Marlins on Saturday in exchange for cash considerations. The veteran right-hander was designated for assignment by Cleveland earlier in the week... " August 02

  • Eduardo Rodriguez Out for Season With Coronavirus-Related Heart Issue

    SI "Boston Red Sox pitcher Eduardo Rodriguez, out since the start of the season dealing with COVID-19, will not play this season while recovering from a heart complication stemming from COVID-19. Team chief baseball officer Chaim Bloom announced the decision Saturday, saying the team..." August 02

  • Trevor Bauer blasts MLB's 'amateur' approach to postponing games

    Sporting News "Reds right-hander Trevor Bauer on Saturday echoed what MLB players and managers have been saying in recent days about the unintended consequences of late-game postponements in response to positive COVID-19 tests and bad weather conditions. Pitchers in particular are..." August 02

  • Orioles Catcher Adley Rutschman Shoots His Shot At Madison Prewett

    Total Pro Sports "In a recent post on “The Bachelor” star Madison Prewett’s Instagram, she asks her followers to finish the riddle “roses are red, violets are blue…” and whoever has the best punch line would receive a dinner date on her tab. The submissions came in like..." August 02

  • Rob Manfred committed to season amid COVID-19 surge: 'Players need to be better'

    The Score "Major League Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred isn't ready to give up on the 2020 season just yet. Even amid a COVID-19 outbreak that's reportedly affected 20 people within the Miami Marlins organization and as multiple St. Louis..." August 01

  • Brewers' Lorenzo Cain decides to opt out of remainder of 2020 season

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "In the wake of the news that the Brewers' home opener would be delayed for a second consecutive day because of multiple positive tests for COVID-19, centerfielder Lorenzo Cain has decided to opt out of the remainder of the 2020 season.  In a statement, Brewers president of..." August 01

  • Dodgers lose to Diamondbacks, but OF Mookie Betts has his coming out party

    USA Today "There were no Los Angeles Dodgers fans in the stands Friday to cheer, chant his name or bow out of reverence. No teammates willing to high-five him, hug him or give him a little dab. The coronavirus pandemic has changed life as we know it, but no matter what you care to..." August 01

  • More than five St. Louis Cardinals players test positive for COVID-19

    Hardball Talk "Craig Mish reports that “more than five” St. Louis Cardinals players have tested positive for COVID-19. Yesterday the Cardinals-Brewers game was postponed due to two positive tests. With more than seven now, there is no way the Cardinals can field a team or..." August 01

  • Former Yankees’ great CC Sabathia: I would be ‘bad teammate’ right now

    New York Post "“I’d be such a bad teammate right now,” CC Sabathia, a Hall of Fame teammate throughout his 19 years in Major League Baseball, said Friday evening while laughing.” I would be complaining about everything. It’s almost good in a way that I’m not in there right..." August 01

  • Twitter reacts to Tigers’ Gregory Soto striking out Reds’ Matt Davidson on filthy 100 MPH sinker

    Sportsnaut "Detroit Tigers reliever Gregory Soto was absolutely on fire Friday night as his sinker reached 100 miles per hour on a strikeout of Matt Davidson. Soto came into the game in the seventh inning against the Cincinnati Reds and retired the side in just eight pitches. His strikeout pitch..." August 01

  • Marlins Acquire Richard Bleier

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Orioles announced that they have traded left-hander Richard Bleier to the Marlins for a player to be named later. For the Marlins, this is clearly an attempt to fill in a roster that has been decimated by the coronavirus. Miami has seen a whopping 18 players test..." August 01

  • Boston lefties Darwinzon Hernandez, Josh Taylor could rejoin team next week after recovering from coronavirus

    Mass Live "Two key lefty relievers are inching closer to rejoining the Red Sox. Darwinzon Hernandez and Josh Taylor could be activated within the next week, Sox manager Ron Roenicke said before Friday’s game in New York. The two southpaws, who both recovered after testing positive for..." August 01

  • Yankees' Tommy Kahnle to Undergo Tommy John Surgery

    SI "Yankees manager Aaron Boone revealed Friday that right-hander Tommy Kahnle has been shut down with right forearm tightness and will likely need to undergo Tommy John surgery.  Before the Yankees' home opener, Kahnle had been placed on New York's 10-day injured list with a..." August 01

  • Rob Manfred blasted for threatening to shut down MLB season

    Sportsnaut "It was always going to be tricky to start the 2020 MLB season amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic around the United States. Unlike the NBA and NHL, baseball is being played outside of a bubble. This brings a lot of issues to the forefront. Immaturity from players and the danger of..." July 31

  • Miami Marlins Players Who Ignored Protocols Must be Severely Punished

    The Big Lead "Major League Baseball's internal investigation into the Miami Marlins coronavirus outbreak has reportedly revealed the franchise was lax in enforcing the league's protocols. In addition to that, Marlins players were going out, spending time in their hotel's bar and more. If that is..." July 31

  • MLB star reportedly threatened to get teammates traded if they violated safety protocol

    Larry Brown Sports "There is growing frustration among some MLB players about their colleagues not taking health and safety protocols seriously, but make no mistake, there are plenty taking things seriously. In light of the Miami Marlins’ COVID-19 outbreak, some players appear to be taking steps to..." July 31

  • Future Salary Obligations Of All 30 Teams

    MLB Trade Rumors "Recently, we ran through the full slate of future financial commitments teams have made to MLB players. As I explained throughout that series of posts, there are several different ways to look at salaries. Since the purpose of this exercise is to see where teams stand as we enter a period of..." July 31

  • O's pitcher Kohl Stewart opts out of 2020 season

    MSN.com "Orioles hurler Kohl Stewart has opted out of the 2020 season, the team announced. He will receive his salary and service time because he was in a heightened risk category. As Stewart mentioned in a statement, he has Type 1 diabetes. He says he’s at least pausing his..." July 31