• Jed Lowrie will stay on the Mets’ bench for now

    New York Daily News "Jed Lowrie, with just two weeks remaining in the regular season, has yet to make a start for the Mets. As long as the Amazin’s are pushing for the postseason, it sounds like Lowrie will only be used off the bench. Manager Mickey Callaway was asked on Saturday whether Lowrie will..." September 16

  • All good news after Craig Kimbrel's bullpen session

    MLB.com " Cubs manager Joe Maddon has emphasized that there is no established finish line for Craig Kimbrel's comeback from a right elbow issue. There is, however, a finite amount of time remaining in the regular season. Kimbrel took another step forward on Sunday in his quest to..." September 16

  • Tonight is an absolutely massive game for the New York Mets

    The Sports Daily "The New York Mets picked up a very important win last night when Rajai Davis stroked a bases clearing double in the eighth to beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 3-0. That win not only helped the Mets avoid a losing streak at the most important time of year, but it helped them keep pace with the..." September 15

  • Cubs Provide Modestly Positive Injury Update on Anthony Rizzo After Ankle Scare

    12 Up "The Chicago Cubs suffered a potentially devastating blow to their Wild Card hopes on Sunday when Anthony Rizzo turned his ankle while attempting to field a bunt and was forced to leave the game. The All-Star first baseman was unable to walk off the diamond under..." September 15

  • Angels Deactivate Mike Trout For Remainder of Season

    The Big Lead "The past two weeks have seen a glut of season-ending injuries to baseball’s best and brightest young stars, so it was only a matter of time before baseball’s wonder-boy, Mike Trout, was next. Trout has not played since September 7, as he has been dealing with persistent..." September 15

  • Kris Bryant: Distractions '1,000%' contributing to Cubs' uneven season

    The Score "The Chicago Cubs may be in the thick of the National League playoff race, but things haven't exactly gone according to plan. Manager Joe Maddon's expiring contract has crept up whenever the club has hit a cold streak, and star players like third baseman Kris..." September 15

  • Red Sox legend David Ortiz breaks silence 3 months after shooting: "I almost died"

    CBS News "Former Red Sox slugger David Ortiz has spoken publicly for the first time about the shooting at a Dominican nightclub that seriously injured him three months ago. In separate interviews with Univision and the Boston Globe, an emotional Ortiz discussed his near-death experience..." September 15

  • Ron Gardenhire Discusses Future With Tigers

    Detroit News "Tigers manager Ron Gardenhire has a year left on his contract after this season. He has the support of controlling owner Christopher Ilitch, who praised him and his coaching staff in a short media session Friday, and general manager Al Avila, who said two weeks ago that he wanted..." September 15

  • Cleveland Indians Fan Drops The ‘People’s Elbow’ During Fight In Stands

    Total Pro Sports "Fans behaving badly at stadiums. It’s a time honored tradition. On Saturday, the Cleveland Indians were taking on the Minnesota Twins on the field, but way up in the cheap seats, there was a battle brewing. " September 15

  • Athletics' Mike Fiers, now clean shaven, reveals story behind bizarre beard

    Sporting News "Those tuning in to the Athletics-Rangers game Saturday night likely were too distracted by Mike Fiers' odd beard to pay much attention to the actual game. The Oakland pitcher had a G-shaped beard that strangely wrapped around his whole face, leading many to ponder one question:..." September 15

  • Marlins Claim Josh Smith

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Miami Marlins have claimed left-handed pitcher Josh Smith off waivers from the Indians., per an official team announcement. The 29-year-old Smith, who made eight appearances for the Indians this year, will join his new team on Monday, while infielder JT Riddle has been..." September 14

  • Cubs crush single-season franchise HR record

    MLB.com "CHICAGO -- This is scoreboard-watching season, but Cubs manager Joe Maddon insisted on Saturday morning that he did not realize the Cardinals were playing the Brewers until someone pointed it out. Given the implications on the standings, Maddon was asked which team he preferred to..." September 14

  • Joe Maddon says Cubs are playing too tight

    Larry Brown Sports "The Chicago Cubs face the possibility of missing the playoffs as they continue to flounder toward the finish line. That has left manager Joe Maddon doing everything he can to try to right the ship. On Friday, Maddon delivered his latest assessment: the Cubs have been tight lately, and..." September 14

  • Matt Shoemaker Interested In Resigning With Blue Jays

    MLB Trade Rumors "Over his first 5 starts this season–his first in a Toronto uniform–righty Matt Shoemaker was one of the best pitchers in the AL East. Though likely benefitting from a .183 BABIP, Shoemaker’s 1.57 ERA across those first 28.2 innings was likely even more than GM Ross..." September 14

  • Yankees' Brian Cashman Says Cops Who Pointed Gun at Him 'Doing Their Job'

    Bleacher Report "New York Yankees general manager Brian Cashman said he harbors no hard feelings toward the police officers who held him at gunpoint during an August traffic stop. Cashman told TMZ Sports this week the cops were following protocol because they thought the Yanks..." September 14

  • Doc Gooden 'I've Found My Sobriety'...And Darryl Strawberry Helped

    TMZ "Ex-MLB great Doc Gooden says he's found his sobriety again after his recent relapse and is crediting a lot of people -- including his friend Darryl Strawberry -- for helping him out of the dark. Gooden has struggled with cocaine addiction for years and pled..." September 14

  • Pirates claim lefty reliever Williams Jerez on waivers from Giants

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "In a little-reported trade at the end of spring training, the San Francisco Giant sent left-handed pitcher Williams Jerez to the Los Angeles Angels for righty Chris Stratton. Now, as luck would have it, they’re both now members of the Pittsburgh Pirates bullpen. The..." September 14

  • The Rangers Need A Catcher

    MLB Trade Rumors "Set to miss the playoffs for the third straight year, the Rangers reportedly plan to make third base a priority in the offseason. Understandably so, as the position has been a sore spot for the club this year. But the problems the Rangers have faced at the hot corner pale in..." September 14

  • Diamondbacks Extend Mike Hazen

    Yahoo! Sports "The search for the next Red Sox general manager is still in its infancy after the surprising firing of Dave Dombrowski, but one notable option just got taken off the table. The Arizona Diamondbacks have announced a contract extension for general manager Mike Hazen, Nick Piecoro..." September 14

  • Justin Upton Done For Season

    Los Angeles Times "Justin Upton’s season is over, the Angels announced Friday night. The left fielder will receive a platelet-rich plasma injection next week to address patellar tendinitis in his right knee. He is expected to make a full recovery within six weeks. The..." September 14

  • Las Vegas talked with Arizona Diamondbacks about relocation, according to report

    Las Vegas Review-Journal "The Arizona Diamondbacks signed a nondisclosure agreement with the city of Las Vegas more than a year ago, suggesting that Nevada’s largest city might have followed the city of Henderson in discussing the Major League Baseball team’s potential relocation from Phoenix. It..." September 13

  • Yankees hopeful Sanchez, Encarnacion will return this season

    The Score "The New York Yankees received what appears to be relatively good news about their latest injured players. All-Star catcher Gary Sanchez, who left the nightcap of Thursday's doubleheader in Detroit due to left groin tightness, is dealing with a strained..." September 13

  • 3 Players Who Won't Make the Yankees Postseason Roster

    12 Up "With a few weeks left in the regular season, there's no telling how the rosters can change around the majors. Yet, at the start of the postseason, every squad lucky enough to play October baseball must make a choice, and narrow their roster down to 25. The New York Yankees rash of..." September 13

  • Noah Syndergaard delivers possible olive branch to Wilson Ramos

    New York Post "Noah Syndergaard may be trying to shore up his relationship with Wilson Ramos one tweet at a time. Ramos is set to catch the Mets right-hander on Friday against the Dodgers. It the first time they will be the starting battery since The Post report on Monday shed light on..." September 13

  • Theo Epstein frustrated with Cubs: We put Brewers back in wild-card race

    NBC Sports Chicago "If you were listening to 670 The Score Thursday morning, nobody would blame you if you confused Theo Epstein for a random Cubs fan. But that wasn't Bob from Berwyn chatting with David Haugh and Mike Mulligan about the infuriating 2019 season the Cubs have played to date..." September 13

  • Digging Into The Cubs’ Looming Decision On David Phelps

    MLB Trade Rumors "When David Phelps signed with the Blue Jays this past offseason, his $2.5MM contract contained a club option for the 2020 season initially that was valued at $1MM — a likely reflection of the fact that his performance and general health were question marks coming off Tommy John..." September 13

  • Mets announcer Howie Rose unloads on MLB for not allowing first responder hats

    Larry Brown Sports "The New York Mets wanted to wear caps on Wednesday night that paid tribute to the city’s first responders on the anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, but they were once again told by Major League Baseball that it would not be allowed. Longtime Mets radio announcer Howie Rose..." September 13

  • Can Cubs afford to keep Nick Castellanos after this season? Can they afford not to?

    Chicago Sun-Times "Outfielder Nick Castellanos and his 1.046 OPS over the last six weeks might be the best thing to happen to the Cubs all season. Next season? Probably not so much. Agent Scott Boras already is positioning his 27-year-old client — and instant Cubs fan favorite — as..." September 13

  • Maikel Franco is spending his likely last days with the Phillies as a bench player

    The Philadelphia Inquirer "Another Phillies game was three hours from starting and it was another game that would begin without Maikel Franco in the lineup. He began the season as the starting third baseman, was bumped to the bench, demoted to triple A, nearly released, and finally returned last week to be a..." September 13

  • Angels’ Andrelton Simmons wraps up a ‘disappointing’ season as he approaches final year of his contract

    Orange County Register "For a few years, the biggest decision hanging over the Angels’ front office was whether they would be able to sign Mike Trout to an extension. Now, it’s whether they’ll be able to lure one or two marquee pitchers this winter. But looming just in the background, there..." September 13

  • Stephen Strasburg's six best landing spots if the Nationals righty hits free agency this winter

    CBS Sports "The 2019 MLB free-agent class looks to be adding even more starting pitching depth. According to a report by MLB.com's Jon Morosi: "There's increasing speculation in the industry that [Stephen Strasburg] will opt out of the remaining four years and $100 million left on his..." September 13

  • Justin Turner Wins Appeal, Won’t Serve 1-Game Suspension

    Dodger Blue "The Los Angeles Dodgers will finish out the remainder of the 2019 season without concern of Justin Turner needing to serve a one-game suspension MLB handed down after he and home-plate umpire Rob Drake made contact with one another following a game at Petco Park. Turner told..." September 13

  • Yankees’ injury situation now just simply ridiculous

    New York Post "No matter what the rest of September and all of October bring for these Yankees, this already will go down as one of the nuttier seasons for a franchise not immune to nuttiness. Thursday stands as a strong candidate for Top Five Crazy. A getaway doubleheader in Motown..." September 13

  • Red Sox unsure if President of Baseball Operations title will carry over

    WEEI Boston "It was a significant shift when the Red Sox gave Dave Dombrowski the title of President of Baseball Operations. The organization had never designated such a responsibility, one where all decisions regarding things related to the baseball-playing element of the organization definitively fell to..." September 13

  • Oakland A’s clear legislative hurdles as proposed ballpark moves forward

    San Francisco Chronicle "Legislation that streamlines the process for the Oakland A’s to receive permits needed for a proposed A’s ballpark at the Port of Oakland’s Howard Terminal was approved Thursday in an unanimous vote in the state Capitol, moving the project a step..." September 13

  • Yankees become first team in 40 years to sweep six doubleheaders in one season

    CBS Sports "Thanks to a rainout Wednesday night, the first place Yankees and last place Tigers played a single-admission doubleheader at Comerica Park on Thursday. The Yankees won both games, taking the opener 10-4 (box score) and the finale 6-4 (box score). Weather has not..." September 13

  • Chris Paddack 'roaring back' as first year nears close

    MLB.com "If, indeed, this was the final start of Chris Paddack’s rookie season, he went out in style. Paddack -- the brash right-hander who burst onto the scene in April with a big fastball and a bigger personality -- seems destined to end his first year in the big leagues on a high..." September 13

  • Angels’ Shohei Ohtani to undergo season-ending knee surgery

    Orange County Register "Shohei Ohtani will miss the final 15 games of the season after the Angels announced that he will undergo left knee surgery on Friday to correct a congenital condition that has been bothering him occasionally since February. The timetable for recovery from this surgery is eight to 12..." September 12

  • Hunter Pence On Future Plans, Possible Rangers Return

    MLB.com "Time is running out for Hunter Pence to play again this season. But he did make one thing clear as he tries to overcome a lower back injury: He is going to do everything possible to get back on the field before the season is over. “I need to do my due diligence for baseball, my..." September 12

  • Giants Sign Andrew Triggs To Minors Contract

    MLB Trade Rumors "In a transaction that flew under the radar back on August 30, the Giants signed righty Andrew Triggs to a minor league deal, as per Roster Roundup (Twitter link). Triggs hasn’t pitched since an April 10 appearance for Oakland’s Triple-A affiliate.  It was almost a..." September 12

  • Royals Claim Randy Rosario

    Royals Review "The Royals claimed left-handed pitcher Randy Rosario off release waivers from the Chicago Cubs on Thursday. The 25-year old pitched just 10 2⁄3 innings with the Cubs this year with a 5.91 ERA in his 13 appearances. He had a 3.66 ERA in 46 2⁄3 innings with 30 strikeouts and 22 walks..." September 12

  • Nick Senzel Done For Season Due To Torn Right Labrum

    Sportsnaut "Cincinnati Reds outfielder Nick Senzel’s rookie season has come to an end after suffering a torn labrum in his right shoulder, according to The Athletic’s C. Trent Rosecrans.   September 12

  • Justin Verlander, Gerrit Cole putting on the greatest pitching show in baseball

    USA Today "Their personalities are drastically different, growing up on different sides of the country, born seven years apart, but at times, can act so eerily similar. The one with the receding hairline and slowly forming bald spot, walks into the Houston Astros clubhouse the day he pitches,..." September 12

  • Cody Bellinger on Christian Yelich’s injury: ‘It definitely sucks’

    Sportsnaut "Los Angeles Dodgers star Cody Bellinger has been doing battle with reigning NL MVP Christian Yelich for that award throughout the entire 2019 season. It promised to be a hotly-contested affair until Yelich went down to a fractured kneecap during Tuesday night’s game. With Yelich..." September 12

  • Lenny Dykstra Catches Hell Over Bad 9/11 Tweet ... Blames College Intern

    TMZ ""#911 ... Neither here nor there, but just think: If you were born on that terrible day, tonight is your last night of being jailbait anywhere in this country" Yep, those words were tweeted out from Lenny Dykstra's verified Twitter account the day before the 18th..." September 12

  • How many home runs would a healthy Giancarlo Stanton have hit with the altered baseball?

    CBS Sports "On Wednesday night, Major League Baseball set a new single-season home-run record. That is but one of countless homer-related records that have either been shattered or are endangered with two-plus weeks remaining in the regular season. This has been the season of the home run, albeit due in..." September 12

  • Luis Severino, Giancarlo Stanton coming back just in time for Yankees

    New York Post "When the Yankees open their next homestand, they should finally have some familiar faces back. Luis Severino is expected to start Tuesday against the Angels, which would be his first start of the season. And Giancarlo Stanton could be in the lineup. Severino came through his..." September 12

  • Yankees announce when Luis Severino will return from injured list and make season debut

    Newark Star-Ledger "It’s official. The New York Yankees know ace Luis Severino will make his season debut. RHP Luis Severino will start #Yankees this weekend in Toronto and make season debut Tuesday at home against LA Angels. #Yankees manager Aaron Boone says “all options are on the..." September 12

  • What's Atlanta's secret? 3 productive ironmen

    MLB.com "There are more ways to measure a player’s value than ever before, but a team still benefits most from its stars showing up every day. That’s what the Braves’ core is doing this year. With less than three weeks left in the regular season, the top of the National..." September 12

  • Felipe Vazquez's fight with Kyle Crick began over locker room music

    Bleacher Report "Monday's clubhouse altercation between Pittsburgh Pirates relievers Felipe Vazquez and Kyle Crick reportedly started over an issue with music being played.  According to Nubyjas Wilborn of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Vazquez asked Crick to turn off the..." September 12