• deGrom OK after 'pen session, in line for Friday

    MLB.com "Sidelined for what the Mets hope will be just a brief stint on the injured list, ace Jacob deGrom completed his bullpen session without issue on Monday. The reigning National League Cy Young Award winner, who has been on the shelf since Friday with a sore right elbow potentially..." April 22

  • Dallas Keuchel prefers to re-sign with Astros?

    Larry Brown Sports "Dallas Keuchel remains a free agent almost a month into the MLB season, and there is still a chance it could be another month or more before he finds work. However, there is one team that may have more incentive to sign him than others. Keuchel rejected a qualifying offer from the..." April 22

  • Red Sox pitcher Nathan Eovaldi to have elbow surgery

    NBC Sports Boston "The Boston Red Sox starting rotation took a hit Monday. Left-handed starter Nathan Eovaldi will have right elbow surgery, per The Athletic's Ken Rosenthal. WEEI's Rob Bradford reported an expected timetable for Eovaldi's absence. Eovaldi has a 6.00 ERA..." April 22

  • Braves star responds after Trevor Bauer critiques team’s approach

    MLB.com "The tone was critical. The words were… complimentary? Add it all up, and Trevor Bauer’s postgame comments about the Braves’ bats after Atlanta’s comeback, 8-7 victory at Progressive Field on Saturday night were certainly curious. “It didn’t seem..." April 22

  • Eric Hosmer requires stitches following sauna accident

    Sportress of Blogitude "San Diego Padres first baseman Eric Hosmer suffered a mishap in a sauna over the weekend that required nine stitches above his right eye, reports MLB.com. Hosmer became lightheaded while exiting the Padres’ sauna on Saturday night, presumably from the heat and possible..." April 22

  • Ronald Acuna Jr. Is Poised to Make a Mockery of His $100 Million Megadeal

    Bleacher Report "It's not often a Major League Baseball player signs a nine-figure contract and stirs debate about how much he got underpaid. Yet such is the case with Ronald Acuna Jr. The Atlanta Braves signed their star left fielder to an eight-year, $100 million..." April 22

  • Yankees sign Brad Miller to minor league contract

    Yahoo! Sports "The Yankees announced on Monday that the club signed infielder Brad Miller to a minor league contract. Miller, 29, was designated for assignment by the Indians last week. He wasn’t happy about that decision, saying, “Obviously, [the Indians] don’t want the best guys..." April 22

  • Report: Vlad Guerrero Jr. won't be promoted to Blue Jays just yet

    Sportsnaut "Just when we thought it was safe to celebrate the arrival of Vlad Guerrero Jr. to the big leagues, the Toronto Blue Jays pulled the rug out from under us. Bob Nightengale of USA Today Sports reported Monday that the Blue Jays will not be promoting Guerrero to the majors on..." April 22

  • Brett Boone: Gary Sanchez could be back in lineup as soon as Wednesday

    Newsday "Help is on the way. Maybe. An optimistic Aaron Boone said Sunday that Gary Sanchez, along with a few other players making good progress, could return to the Yankees in the near future. Sanchez (calf strain) is slated to play in a minor-league rehab game with Class..." April 22

  • Tigers' Peterson recounts team bus crash in minors: 'I was almost killed'

    USA Today "Dustin Peterson, the Tigers' new outfielder, was sitting by his locker in Comerica Park. “I know a little bit about your background,” I said. “I know you were a high draft pick. Big bonus.” I paused. “But how’d you end up..." April 22

  • Gio Gonzalez a free agent again after not being called up by Yankees

    Larry Brown Sports "Gio Gonzalez was unable to generate much interest on the free agent market over the winter before signing a minor league contract with the New York Yankees, and the left-hander will now have to do it all over again. The Yankees chose not to add Gonzalez to their 25-man roster prior to..." April 22

  • Nationals’ Anthony Rendon day-to-day as Nats hope he avoids IL stint...

    Federal Baseball "Anthony Rendon stayed in the game to run the bases after taking a 96 MPH fastball from Miami Marlins’ Jose Ureña off his exposed left elbow in the third inning on Saturday night. Rendon, 28, ended up scoring later in the inning, but he didn’t return to..." April 22

  • Cardinals Place Michael Wacha On Injured List

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Cardinals announced Monday that right-hander Michael Wacha has been placed on the 10-day injured list due to patellar tendinitis in his left knee. The move is retroactive to April 19. In his place, infielder/outfielder Drew Robinson has been recalled from Triple-A..." April 22

  • Four Solid Landing Spots for Gio Gonzalez

    The Big Lead "Gio Gonzalez opted out of his contract with the Yankees over the weekend, making himself the hottest starting pitcher on the market right now (sorry, Dallas Keuchel). With a career 3.69 ERA, Gonzalez isn’t going to make or break a contender’s chances, but he can come in..." April 22

  • Chris Sale appears poised to make his real 2019 debut, and Alex Cora called it

    NBC Sports Boston "When it comes to Monday's start against the Tigers (weather permitting), you're either with Chris Sale or Alex Cora. Sign me up for Team Cora. Let's explain: Last week in New York, Sale lost his fourth straight outing to open the season. This one differed from..." April 22

  • Brandon Morrow has suffered a ‘setback.’ What should the Cubs do next?

    Bleed Cubbie Blue "Obviously, this isn’t good. There had been some hope that Brandon Morrow would return to the Cubs bullpen sometime next month and now this looks doubtful. So what should the Cubs do about this? There are several choices. Sign Craig..." April 22

  • MLB rumors: Mets only interested in Craig Kimbrel under this condition

    Newark Star-Ledger "Craig Kimbrel won’t be closing games for the Mets anytime soon. That doesn’t mean the veteran relief ace won’t be pitching in Queens or suiting up in blue and orange. It just means the Mets won’t be signing Kimbrel to close games. If the ex-Red..." April 22

  • Mets' Noah Syndergaard not making excuses for April struggles

    SNY TV "Mets RHP Noah Syndergaard isn't pitching like the dominant pitcher he has shown capable of being. And he knows he needs to be better. "To be quite honest, the entire beginning of this season, my performances have been unacceptable," Syndergaard told reporters..." April 22

  • Why Luke Voit is the real deal for the Yankees

    Pinstripe Alley "Luke Voit came to the Yankees from St. Louis in 2018 and had one of the most memorable second half stretches in team history, clubbing 14 home runs in 39 games. He established himself as a force capable of carrying the offense. The real question was whether or..." April 22

  • Khris Davis hitting .247 for the 5th year in a row would be even more impressive than you think

    SB Nation "Through the Oakland Athletics’ April 19 game against the Blue Jays, Khris Davis had hit 20-for-81, good for a .247 batting average. For most players, his .920 OPS might have been more notable. Ten home runs in mid-April is certainly a more eye-catching figure than a..." April 22

  • The Yankees should be ready to make a J.A. Happ decision

    Pinstripe Alley "Fresh off an 8-0 victory in their first game against the Red Sox, the Yankees went into Wednesday night hoping to complete the mini-sweep. It did happen, but it almost didn’t because something else Happened. J.A. Happ got off to a quick start,..." April 22

  • Phillies baserunning is the most improved aspect of the team

    The Good Phight "During the long rebuild, the Phillies took the time to try a number of different players at a number of different positions. Many of them were young players and prospects who were learning on the fly and, not unexpectedly, making mistakes. That was especially true on the..." April 22

  • Judge: Miguel Cabrera's 2 kids with mistress should share in 'good fortune'

    Detroit Free Press "In the end, the law came down on the side of the children. Tigers slugger Miguel Cabrera, who for five years led a double-life with a mistress in Florida and fathered two children with her, has been ordered to provide those children with the same lifestyle and opportunities enjoyed by..." April 22

  • Angels successfully employ an 'opener,' and they'll use it again

    Los Angeles Times "Looking to ease pressure on an underachieving starting rotation, Angels manager Brad Ausmus employed reliever Hansel Robles as an “opener” against the Seattle Mariners on Sunday and replaced the right-hander with original starter Jaime Barria in the second inning. Robles,..." April 22

  • Reds prospect Nick Senzel will make season debut at Triple-A Louisville Tuesday

    Cincinnati Enquirer "After playing in a few extended spring training games within the past week, Reds top prospect Nick Senzel will make his season debut at Triple-A Louisville on Tuesday. Senzel, who sprained his right ankle sliding into second base at the end of March, started playing in extended spring..." April 22

  • Aaron Judge does not want to ‘put a clock’ on when he’ll return

    New York Post "The Yankees were holding out hope Aaron Judge’s oblique injury wasn’t serious after he was forced from Saturday’s win over the Royals. They should have known better. Judge was placed on the 10-day injured list Sunday with what Aaron Boone called a..." April 22

  • In case you missed it, J.D. Martinez is still really good

    WEEI Boston "First impressions were a powerful thing when it came to J.D. Martinez last season. After 22 games it had become clear what the Red Sox' had in the middle of their lineup -- the kind of presence David Ortiz left behind two seasons before. Martinez kicked off his Sox'..." April 22

  • Blue Jays’ Matt Shoemaker out for year with torn ACL

    Sportsnet "Matt Shoemaker knew his knee didn’t feel right, but as he awaited the results of an MRI Sunday morning he still hoped that he had only suffered a sprain. Unfortunately for Shoemaker, the injury he sustained in a rundown Saturday was more serious. He’ll miss the rest..." April 22

  • Rangers' Joey Gallo records 1st career sac fly in 1,337th plate appearance

    The Score "Joey Gallo made history without reaching base. The Texas Rangers slugger recorded his first career sacrifice fly in his 1,337th plate appearance during Sunday's game against the Houston Astros. April 22

  • Tigers' Nick Castellanos on agent change: 'Just a business decision I had to make'

    Detroit News "It couldn’t have been an easy conversation for Nick Castellanos. David Meter had been his agent from the beginning. He’d become a friend of the Castellanos family, often attending games with Nick’s father. But, Castellanos, who will be a free agent this offseason,..." April 22

  • Mets’ Amed Rosario mess is only getting worse

    New York Post "Amed Rosario has five errors in his past five games, but the Mets shortstop shouldn’t expect a day off any time soon. “We don’t have another shortstop, so he’s not getting a day,” manager Mickey Callaway said after the Mets fell to the Cardinals 6-4..." April 22

  • Nationals players angered by Marlins Park leaving roof open

    Larry Brown Sports "The Washington Nationals were left a bit aggrieved on Sunday with the conditions at Marlins Park in Miami. The stadium boasts a retractable roof which was left open. That, however, has the impact of casting shadows across the field, which makes it harder to hit. According to..." April 21

  • Jacoby Ellsbury has yet to resume baseball activities

    Yardbarker "New York Yankees outfielder Jacoby Ellsbury is still under contract, and the considering their injury problems, the Bronx Bombers might actually be able to use him if he's healthy. Unfortunately for them, he isn’t. Ellsbury, who missed all of 2018 with hip and foot issues,..." April 21

  • Aaron Judge placed on injured list with ‘pretty significant’ oblique strain

    New York Post "It’s official. And it’s ugly. Aaron Judge joined the party of the Yankees’ walking wounded Sunday, going on the injured list with a “pretty significant” strain to his oblique, manager Aaron Boone said. Boone would not speculate on a timetable..." April 21

  • Iowa Cubs pitcher Trevor Clifton finds peace, quiet and affordability in his tiny house

    USA Today "Trevor Clifton pulls out his key, gets on the back of a trailer and walks across the metal platform to a door. That door marks the start of about 104 square feet of wooden housing. The habitat is barely big enough for a bed and a couch and doesn't have any plumbing..." April 21

  • Orioles pitchers shatter dubious record for home runs allowed before May 1

    CBS Sports "The Twins beat the Orioles in the first game of a doubleheader Saturday and then proceeded to just crush them in the early innings of Game 2. In the midst of this, Nelson Cruz homered:. We show that because it was the 50th home run the Orioles have allowed this season. Yes, in the..." April 21

  • Shohei Ohtani wears large robot-like brace while running bases

    Larry Brown Sports "Shohei Ohtani appears to have gotten an upgrade to his operating system. The Los Angeles Angels star took the field Saturday sporting a large protective brace on his right elbow that made him look cyborg-like. Maria Torres of the LA Times shared video, which included Ohtani briefly..." April 21

  • Pujols jumps Ruth for 5th place with 1,993 RBIs

    ESPN "Los Angeles Angels slugger Albert Pujols surpassed Babe Ruth for fifth place in baseball history with his 1,993rd career RBI. Pujols passed the Babe in the ninth inning on Saturday night with a solo homer to center field off Anthony Swarzak, though the Angels lost to the Seattle..." April 21

  • Fernando Rodney ties ... Cy Young? (Yes, really)

    MLB.com "Their careers are separated by an entire century, but on Saturday, Fernando Rodney and Cy Young became equals -- at least in one way. Young pitched in 906 games over a storied career that began in the 1800s and eventually landed him in the Hall of Fame, with baseball’s most..." April 21

  • Kate Smith family members 'heartbroken' after teams distance themselves from singer

    USA Today "The Philadelphia Flyers and New York Yankees have taken steps in recent days to distance themselves from the late "God Bless America" singer Kate Smith after learning that she sang two racially insensitive songs in the 1930s. Smith's family members say the developments..." April 21

  • Giants could trade Madison Bumgarner closer to trade deadline

    Larry Brown Sports "The San Francisco Giants have stumbled out of the gate in 2019, and they don’t have the look of a contender in the early stages of a season. That could lead to serious moves if it keeps up. According to Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic, Madison Bumgarner is one name that could be..." April 20

  • Yankees' Aaron Judge exits game with left oblique injury, will have MRI

    SNY TV "The injuries just keep getting worse for the Yankees.  Aaron Judge left Saturday's game against the Royals in the sixth inning with a left oblique injury and is scheduled to undergo an MRI, the team announced. The Yankees slugger was grabbing his left side following..." April 20

  • Vlad Guerrero Jr.’s journey to big leagues about more than just talent

    Sportsnet "It was late March, 2018, when Vladimir Guerrero Jr. hit the ball off Jack Flaherty — the one that electrified Montreal. You’ve seen it a million times by now. Flaherty, who starts for the St. Louis Cardinals, came home with a breaking pitch and Guerrero drove it into the same..." April 20

  • Khris Davis goes 0-for-4, can't quit hitting .247

    CBS Sports "What follows are the career hitting stats of Athletics cloutsman and current AL home run leader Khris Davis. Please pay special attention the final column, in which Davis' year-by-year batting averages are listed: Spoiler: The solution to "1 - .753" will be featured prominently..." April 20

  • The Atlanta Braves need bullpen help in a hurry

    Clutch Points "The Atlanta Braves were one of the surprises in baseball last season, arriving a year ahead of schedule to capture their first National League East division title since 2013. With a slew of young stars like NL Rookie of the Year Ronald Acuna and Ozzie Albies joining franchise fixture..." April 20

  • Indians Activate Francisco Lindor and DFA Hanley Ramirez

    12 Up "After missing the start of the 2019 season with calf and ankle injuries, Francisco Lindor is making his return to the diamond. The Cleveland Indians have activated the star shortstop from the injured list on Saturday. To make room on the active roster, veteran slugger Hanley Ramirez..." April 20

  • Baseball isn’t baseball without Francisco Lindor

    Let's Go Tribe "Francisco Lindor returned to Cleveland yesterday. For now, it’s just an evaluation while the teams starts their weekend series against the Atlanta Braves. It was unlikely that we would see him smiling around the bases last night, but the rain made sure that never happened...." April 20

  • Yankees' Sanchez 'way over' Morrison's past HR Derby comments

    MLB.com "Logan Morrison once bristled that he -- and not the Yankees' Gary Sánchez -- should have been invited to participate in the Home Run Derby. Two years later, the Yankees may ask the veteran first baseman to take a few swings for them. The club announced on Friday that it..." April 20

  • Jays' Stroman defends Tim Anderson: 'Normal slang trash talk in our culture'

    The Score "Marcus Stroman isn't keeping quiet about the one-game suspension handed down to Chicago White Sox shortstop Tim Anderson for his reported use of racist language during a recent benches-clearing incident with the Kansas City Royals. The Toronto Blue Jays right-hander took to social..." April 20

  • Jacob deGrom may not need MRI on elbow

    Larry Brown Sports "The prognosis on New York Mets pitcher Jacob deGrom may be a bit better than previously thought. deGrom was spotted playing catch in the outfield on Saturday despite an elbow that was bothering him the day before. He was previously set for an MRI, but according to manager Mickey..." April 20