• Mariners To Acquire Alex Colome, Denard Span

    MLB Trade Rumors "In a stunning early-season swap, the Mariners have acquired reliever Alex Colome and outfielder Denard Span from the Rays, according to Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times (via Twitter). M’s GM Jerry Dipoto has overseen his fair share of surprising swaps since taking the helm in..." May 25

  • Blue Jays Roberto Osuna’s administrative leave extended through June 4

    Sportsnet "Major League Baseball has extended the administrative leave of Toronto closer Roberto Osuna through June 4, the third time the initial seven-day period was lengthened. Osuna was put on administrative leave by MLB on May 8, and MLB earlier this week extended the leave through May 28...." May 25

  • Mets plan to get creative with Memorial Day starting pitching

    Sporting News "The Mets are going to get creative with their starting pitching Monday. New York will play two games against the Braves as part of a double-header and it will start Jacob deGrom in Game 1. However, in Game 2, manager Mickey Callaway is planning to start with an opener (a reliever as a..." May 25

  • A's deal Font to Rays for Minor Leaguer

    MLB.com "The A's traded right-handed pitcher Wilmer Font to the Rays for Minor League right-handed pitcher Peter Bayer, the club announced Friday.   Font was acquired from the Dodgers on April 25 for Minor League pitcher Logan Salow and compiled a 14.85 ERA in four games with the..." May 25

  • Red Sox signings of Hanley Ramirez, Pablo Sandoval turned out as poorly as possible

    CBS Sports "On Friday morning, the Boston Red Sox designated first baseman Hanley Ramirez for assignment. The Red Sox will now have seven days to trade or release Ramirez, with the latter serving as the more likely resolution, given he's owed nearly $16 million more this season. Either way,..." May 25

  • Derek Jeter rookie card sells for $99K, breaking record

    Yardbarker "A Derek Jeter rookie card was just sold at auction to one very happy collector, Adrian Proietti, who paid $99,100 to Brent Huigens, CEO of PWCC, who sold the card on eBay. “In 2008, I was offered a PSA 10 for $25,000,” Proietti said, per ESPN’s Darren Rovell...." May 25

  • Troy Tulowitzki still ‘probably a ways away’ from return

    Sportsnaut "Toronto Blue Jays shortstop Troy Tulowitzki has cleared the first big hurdle in his road to recovery from surgery on both heels to remove bone spurs. According to Ben Nicholson-Smith of Sportsnet, the 33-year-old has now been cleared to run on flat ground for the first time since he..." May 25

  • Theo Epstein brushes aside rumors: 'There's essentially zero trade talks involving the Cubs'

    NBC Sports Chicago "No, the Cubs are not currently talking to the Baltimore Orioles about bringing Manny Machado to the North Side of Chicago. So says Theo Epstein, the Cubs president of baseball operations who met with the media at Wrigley Field ahead of Friday's series opener with the San Francisco..." May 25

  • Dombrowski: Cora recommended Hanley DFA move

    NBC Sports Boston "Dave Dombrowski said the Red Sox were prepared to make another move - and not designate Hanley Ramirez for assignment - before manager Alex Cora recommended parting ways with Ramirez. Dombrowski, the Sox president of baseball operations, said Cora wanted to give first baseman..." May 25

  • Pirates Designate George Kontos

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Pirates have designated righty George Kontos for assignment, the club announced. His roster spot was needed for the activation of fellow right-hander Joe Musgrove from the DL. Kontos, 32, had turned in a nice showing last year upon arriving in mid-season, and has generally..." May 25

  • Miguel Cabrera did light running in outfield, making progress on return

    Sportsnaut "More than three weeks after the Detroit Tigers placed first baseman Miguel Cabrera on the 10-day disabled list with a right hamstring strain, the 35-year-old is now inching towards a return with on-field activity. According to Jason Beck of MLB.com, Cabrera completed a round of..." May 25

  • Major League Baseball told Kolten Wong to ditch Hawaii tribute sleeve

    Hardball Talk "Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that Major League Baseball has told Cardinals infielder Kolten Wong that he has to get rid of the colorful arm sleeve he’s been wearing, pictured above, that pays tribute to his native Hawaii and seeks to raise awareness..." May 25

  • Yankees trade Erik Kratz to Brewers, release Adam Lind

    Newsday "The Yankees announced a series of moves on Friday afternoon involving players on their Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre team. Catcher Erik Kratz was traded to the Brewers for a player to be named later, and first baseman/outfielder Adam Lind was released. The Yankees also..." May 25

  • Cardinals Unlikely To Put Innings Limit On Alex Reyes

    MLB Trade Rumors "Alex Reyes’ rehab stint as he makes his way back from Tommy John surgery has been the stuff of legend. The vaunted prospect has fired 23 scoreless innings with a ridiculous 44-to-7 K/BB ratio in that time and, in what is almost certain to be his final rehab appearance, punched out nine..." May 25

  • Red Sox to part ways with Hanley Ramirez

    Boston Globe "  After the 2014 season, the Red Sox signed Hanley Ramirez to play left field. In 2018, the end of his tenure feels as if it has come out of the same position. According to a major league source, the Red Sox informed Ramirez Friday morning that they will designate him..." May 25

  • Two front-runners emerge in Manny Machado sweepstakes

    Sportress of Blogitude "A new report from MLB insider John Morosi suggests two teams have emerged as potential front-runners in the Manny Machado sweepstakes. “The two teams to watch for Machado I believe: the Cubs and the Indians,” Morosi said on FOX Sports 1’s “MLB Whiparound”..." May 25

  • Danny Farquhar to throw out first pitch at June 1 White Sox game

    Hardball Talk "Last month Chicago White Sox reliever Danny Farquhar suffered a brain hemorrhage from a ruptured aneurysm, causing him to collapse while in the dugout during a Sox game. He underwent emergency surgery and spent over two weeks in the hospital recovering from the ordeal. While..." May 25

  • Why Yankees have been giving Stanton more starts in left field

    New York Post "Early in spring training, it was obvious the Yankees weren’t going to move Aaron Judge out of right field and Giancarlo Stanton would have to adjust to a heavy dose of designated hitter with an occasional start in left field. And those appearances in left would come at Fenway..." May 25

  • Could Bibens-Dirkx unseat Moore in starting rotation?

    Fort Worth Star-Telegram "Man, that Texas Rangers victory over the New York Yankees sure created a lot of buzz, didn't it? In fairness, it was a really good win. Shoot, Jurickson Profar even went so far as to call the Rangers "great." Recall also that, in the lead-in to the Wednesday..." May 25

  • At 37, A’s Santiago Casilla finally has his green card

    San Francisco Gate "The A’s have a brand-new U.S. resident in their midst: Reliever Santiago Casilla, at 37, is at last a green-card holder. The process took Casilla more than seven years, he said — much longer than usual because he’d used a fake name, Jairo Garcia, when he..." May 25

  • Paul DeJong could be out of Cardinals lineup 4-8 weeks

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "Cardinals shortstop Paul DeJong showed up in the clubhouse for the first time on Wednesday after suffering a left hand fracture on May 17. He had a compression sleeve under a removable cast. Although no one from the club had offered an estimate as to how long he would be out, DeJong..." May 25

  • Blue Jays' road to signing Vladimir Guerrero Jr. was long, twisting and expensive

    Toronto Sun "It took the trading of two prospects, a trip to Home Hardware for mosquito wear, a three-hour drive on bumpy Dominican roads, a New Year’s Day flight, a Canadian birth certificate, a conversation in French and a one-time, break-the-budget investment for the Blue Jays to secure the..." May 25

  • Dropoff in Dodgers’ defense has been ‘an invisible hand’ in team’s disappointing start

    L.A. Daily News "It is the leaky pipe you don’t see, undermining the floorboards and seeping into the foundation. The unreliable bullpen and poor situational hitting were out there for all to see during the Dodgers’ dreadful 42-game start to the season. But a defense that has been far less..." May 25

  • Why the Phillies are so confident Rhys Hoskins' slump is nothing to worry about

    Philly.com "It’s one thing for Rhys Hoskins to stand tall, puff out his chest, and, in the face of mounting evidence to the contrary, insist there’s nothing to see here. How else is a 25-year-old who has played fewer than 100 games in the majors and achieved an unprecedented level of success..." May 25

  • Alex Anthopoulos traded in the Dodgers for first place in Atlanta

    Los Angeles Times "For the Dodgers to return to the World Series, they must conquer the other 14 teams in the National League. Andrew Friedman recently arranged a big party for the guy who runs one of those 14. Although the Dodgers take pride in trying to exploit the most minuscule of competitive edges,..." May 25

  • Carlos Rodon appears OK after taking line drive off forehead in minor-league rehab start

    Chicago Tribune "hite Sox left-hander Carlos Rodon was removed from a minor league rehab start Thursday after being hit in the forehead by a line drive. Rodon was pitching for Triple-A Charlotte as he works back from offseason shoulder surgery. He fell to the ground, but bounced up quickly after being..." May 25

  • MLB Rumors: Mets' Jeurys Familia to Indians?

    Newark Star-Ledger "It's that time of year, baseball fans. As teams like, say, the Mets, teeter between contention or falling down the standings, a magical date looms to dictate the future of franchises: July 31. That date--representing the Major League Baseball trade..." May 25

  • Diamondbacks’ Mitch Haniger-Jean Segura trade for Taijuan Walker and Ketel Marte leaning toward regrettable

    Arizona Central "A year ago, right-hander Taijuan Walker was a steady presence in the rotation and infielder Ketel Marte was a late-season lifesaver from Triple-A Reno. Both came to the Diamondbacks in the same offseason trade with the Seattle Mariners, and it’s possible the club wouldn’t have..." May 25

  • Tyson Ross helping the Padres win now, maybe later

    San Diego Union-Tribune "Tyson Ross makes it sound easy, but he also knows how important what he’s doing is for the Padres. Now and potentially (probably) later. “I’m just going out there trying to give the team a chance to win,” he said. “Six, seven..." May 25

  • Beltre won't play six more years to catch Colon. What about five more months?

    Fort Worth Star-Telegram "The oldest player in the major leagues turned a year older Thursday, though Bartolo Colon doesn't look a day over his 45 years when he's on the mound. He is one of two MLB players who are in their 21st season. The other is his Texas Rangers teammate Adrian Beltre,..." May 25

  • What Greg Bird’s Yankees return could mean for Tyler Austin

    New York Post "What the Yankees do roster-wise on Saturday when first baseman Greg Bird is expected to be activated from the disabled list is up in the air. When they sent pitcher Ryan Bollinger to Double-A Trenton after Wednesday’s desultory 12-10 loss to the Rangers, the..." May 25

  • What's the latest with Rusney Castillo?

    WEEI Boston "A name Red Sox fans haven't heard much lately is Rusney Castillo. That's because the outfielder is still in Triple-A Pawtucket with no real chance of getting promoted to the majors, unless a major injury occurs to one of the Red Sox outfielders (and even then it's..." May 25

  • Blue Jays All-Star Roberto Osuna could face significant suspension

    Yardbarker "Toronto Blue Jays All-Star closer Roberto Osuna remains on paid administrative leave after he was arrested and charged with assaulting a woman in Canada earlier this month. While a ton of details have not come out regarding the situation in question, this one report from Jon Heyman of..." May 24

  • Angels teammates notes that Shohei Ohtani communicates in Spanish

    Sportsnaut "Los Angeles Angels two-way phenom Shohei Ohtani is not only versatile as a baseball player, he is also bilingual and able to communicate with teammates in different languages. Teammate and catcher Martin Maldonado shared in a post-game interview after the team’s most-recent win,..." May 24

  • Red Sox Second Baseman Dustin Pedroia To Be Activated From DL On Friday

    NESN "In mere hours, Dustin Pedroia will be back with the Boston Red Sox. Prior to the Sox’s series finale with the Tampa Bay Rays on Thursday, manager Alex Cora said that the second baseman will be activated from the disabled list Friday, in time for the Sox’s series opener at..." May 24

  • Reddick blames spider bite for DL stint

    USA Today "Houston Astros outfielder Josh Reddick believes a spider bite is responsible for his trip to the disabled list. Reddick was placed on the 10-day DL on Wednesday with a leg infection, which he believes is the result of a spider bite that he suffered at some point last week. Reddick..." May 24

  • Royals could soon begin massive fire sale

    Yardbarker "As the calendar nears June and MLB teams start to evaluate their outlook for the coming months, it appears at least one squad is almost ready to open the doors to a major sale. According to Jon Heyman of FangRag Sports, the Kansas City Royals are said to be quietly putting the word..." May 24

  • Theo Epstein on Manny Machado trade talk: ‘Spasm of media frenzy’

    Sportsnaut "Chicago Cubs president Theo Epstein on Thursday threw cold water on the blazing Manny Machado trade rumors, referring to the rampant speculation as nothing more than a ‘spasm of media frenzy.” “I can say with regards to this particular spasm of media frenzy, it is..." May 24

  • Orioles “have begun fielding calls of interest” on Manny Machado

    Hardball Talk "Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports reports Thursday that the Orioles “are said to have begun fielding calls of interest” on superstar Manny Machado and “are close to the point of seriously weighing whether to trade him.” You’d think it would be a no-brainer for..." May 24

  • Blue Jays skeptical of Tampa Bay’s reliever matchup experiment

    Sportsnet "Like pretty much everyone else in baseball, John Axford took note of how the Tampa Bay Rays started reliever Sergio Romo on back-to-back days over the weekend, the latest new-age concept to get a trial run on a big-league field. “I don’t know what ways this game is going..." May 24

  • Report: Nike Steals 2020 MLB Uniform Contract From Under Armour

    12 Up "The Nike swoosh is coming to Major League Baseball. All it took was another company's financial ruin to get there. ​Back in 2016, Major League Baseball announced that ​Under Armour was going to be the official on-field uniform provider for all 30 teams come the..." May 24

  • CC Sabathia doesn’t appreciate Mark Teixeira’s comments about Robinson Cano

    Sportsnaut "Shortly after Seattle Mariners second baseman Robinson Cano was suspended for testing positive for a banned substance, Mark Teixeira, who was Cano’s teammate with the New York Yankees, said that he wasn’t surprised. CC Sabathia, a current Yankee and a former teammate of both men,..." May 24

  • Rays to start 3 straight relievers vs. O's; Romo gets ball Friday, Sunday

    MLB.com "The Rays will again roll out their unconventional and wildly intriguing starting-pitcher strategy, this time taking it to an accelerated level. Tampa Bay plans to start relievers in every game of its three-game series against the Orioles this weekend, with Sergio Romo starting the first and..." May 24

  • Chris Davis ‘disappointed’ at Orioles legend’s criticisms of him

    Baltimore Sun "In a stern rebuke laying out what his own Hall of Fame eyes tell him, Orioles broadcaster Jim Palmer used his platform on the team's postgame show after Wednesday's loss to the Chicago White Sox to lay out the issues he sees with slumping slugger Chris Davis. Palmer questioned..." May 24

  • Rays’ Carlos Gomez reveals he built coffins as a teenager

    Sportsnaut "Tampa Bay Rays outfielder Carlos Gomez is known for his unique style of play. Like many players born in Latin America, to make it out is an opportunity to support their family financially. As a 14-year-old, Gomez found a very unusual way to support his family living in the Dominican..." May 24

  • MLB Releases Study On Home Run Rate

    MLB Trade Rumors "Major League Baseball has released a scientific study that was designed to examine “possible causes of the surge in home run rate in Major League Baseball in the past several years,” as its abstract puts it. The study itself is available at this link. Per the report,..." May 24

  • Justin Verlander projected to accomplish a feat that hasn't been done in 75 years

    CBS Sports "Astros ace Justin Verlander pretty well suffocated the Giants on Wednesday (HOU 4, SF 1).   The lone run he allowed came on a Buster Posey sac fly. Considering the Giants came into this one ranking a strong fourth in the NL in OPS, that's a fairly dominant..." May 24

  • Bumgarner's rehab includes use of new pitch tracking technology

    NBC Sports Bay Area "Madison Bumgarner’s bullpen session on Saturday looked normal in almost every respect. Manager Bruce Bochy, pitching coach Curt Young and bullpen coach Matt Herges stood a few feet behind the pitcher, watching his mechanics and the movement of his pitches. Andrew Suarez, who would follow..." May 24

  • Recovering Danny Farquhar will reportedly throw out the first pitch at an upcoming White Sox game

    CBS Sports "Some cool news out of Chicago: A source tells MLB.com's Scott Merkin that White Sox reliever Danny Farquhar will throw out the ceremonial first pitch prior to his team's June 1 home game against the Brewers.  On April 20 of this year, the 31-year-old Farquhar collapsed in..." May 24

  • Returns of Yoenis Cespedes, Todd Frazier not imminent

    SNY TV "Yoenis Cespedes (hip) and Todd Frazier (hamstring) are both eligible to return from their respective 10-day DL stints, but neither is expected to return within the next few days. Cespedes has been out since May 14, with Frazier out since May 8.  Cespedes and..." May 24

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