• Clayton Kershaw could return within two weeks

    Larry Brown Sports "Clayton Kershaw’s rehab progress could have him back in the Los Angeles Dodgers’ rotation within the next two weeks. Kershaw last appeared in a game on May 1. A few days later, he was placed on the 10-day disabled list with biceps tendinitis. Not long after being placed on..." May 22

  • Machado not distracted by trade talks: 'I go out there and play'

    The Score "Manny Machado's days as a member of the Baltimore Orioles could soon be over. Trade talks surfaced during the offseason, and have only ramped up as the Orioles have scuffled through the season's opening two months. Even though speculation has become more rampant in recent..." May 21

  • Mets showing interest in Jose Bautista

    New York Daily News "While the Mets are getting questions about one of their struggling veterans, they might want to bring in another. The club is showing some interest in Jose Bautista, according to a team source, after the 37-year-old was released Sunday by the Braves. Bautista, who made six straight..." May 21

  • Nationals' Juan Soto becomes youngest MLB player to hit a home run in six years

    CBS Sports "Over the weekend, the Washington Nationals called up top prospect Juan Soto to help their outfield, which has been thinned by injuries. They're currently without Adam Eaton (hip), Brian Goodwin (wrist), and Howie Kendrick (Achilles). And, in his first MLB start Monday night..." May 21

  • White Sox Sign Michael Saunders To Minor League Deal

    MLB Trade Rumors "Veteran outfielder Michael Saunders has signed a minor league contract with the White Sox, according to an announcement from the team’s Triple-A affiliate in Charlotte. He’s on the active roster for today’s game. Saunders, who recently opted out of a minor league pact with the..." May 21

  • Diamondbacks manager Torey Lovullo admits team is pressing

    Larry Brown Sports "After a red-hot start to the season, the Arizona Diamondbacks have lost 10 of 11 and are struggling to reverse the trend. Things continued to get worse after a 4-1 loss to the New York Mets on Sunday, the second time they’ve fallen victim to a series sweep in their last three...." May 21

  • Is Blake Parker stepping into the closer role for the Angels?

    Yardbarker "The Angels’ closer role has been something of a carousel all season, and just when it looked to be settling on Keynan Middleton, the 24-year-old righty was diagnosed with a UCL tear that required Tommy John surgery. As Jeff Fletcher of the Orange County Register notes, Blake..." May 21

  • Hader's feats generating All-Star, Cy Young buzz

    MLB.com "Is Josh Hader pitching his way onto the National League All-Star team? What about the way-too-early NL Cy Young Award debate? Brewers manager Craig Counsell will leave those questions to observers outside the clubhouse. "I think Josh is pitching really well and..." May 21

  • Tigers receiving trade inquiries about Francisco Liriano

    The Score "The Detroit Tigers may have a luxurious trade chip on their hands in left-hander Francisco Liriano, who has only increased his trade interest after carrying a no-hitter into the seventh inning on Sunday. The Tigers are getting inquiries from teams with strong interest in the..." May 21

  • MLB extends Blue Jays’ Roberto Osuna administrative leave

    Sportsnet "Major League Baseball has extended Toronto Blue Jays pitcher Roberto Osuna‘s administrative leave seven days through May 28. This will be the second time Osuna’s administrative leave is extended. Osuna was originally charged by the Toronto Police on May 8 for..." May 21

  • Joe Girardi a candidate to be next White Sox manager?

    Larry Brown Sports "Less than seven months after being let go by the New York Yankees, Joe Girardi is already drawing buzz for another managerial job in the AL. Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports reported this week that Girardi could be a name to keep an eye on for the Chicago White Sox job if they decide to..." May 21

  • Indians Move Josh Tomlin To Bullpen

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Indians are shifting fifth starter Josh Tomlin to the bullpen in favor of rookie right-hander Adam Plutko, manager Terry Francona revealed last night (link via Paul Hoynes of the Cleveland Plain Dealer). Plutko, 26, will be recalled later this week to make what will be his second Major..." May 21

  • Angels' Shohei Ohtani says he's not good enough for Home Run Derby … yet

    Sporting News "Angels rookie sensation Shohei Ohtani is batting .321 with six home runs and a .619 slugging percentage through a mere 84 at-bats this season. That and his popularity worldwide has ignited a discussion: does the 23-year-old deserve a spot in the Home Run Derby during All-Star..." May 21

  • Ready for the Show? Blue Jays prospect Vlad Guerrero Jr. now hitting .423 in Double-A as 19-year-old

    CBS Sports "If the Toronto Blue Jays intend to keep Vladimir Guerrero Jr. in the minors for much longer, then he's making it very difficult for them to execute that plan. On Sunday, Guerrero Jr. had a four-for-four game that saw him deliver a walk-off home-run. In 38 games at..." May 21

  • 6 notable players with vesting options

    Yardbarker "With more than a quarter of the season in the books, it’s time to check in on some players whose status for the 2019 season could be determined by how they perform the rest of the way.  To recap, a vesting option is an option within a player’s contract that can alter the..." May 21

  • Indians Select Melky Cabrera, Designate Alexi Ogando

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Indians have indeed optioned Marshall, Hoynes reports. Additionally, the club has designated reliever Alexi Ogando for assignment. Ogando signed a minor league accord with the Indians during the offseason and ended up cracking their roster earlier this month. However, the 34-year-old only..." May 21

  • Herrera's on-base streak ends at 45 games

    Philly.com "Gabe Kapler sat in his Busch Stadium office Sunday morning and dug into his material. The Phillies manager, with his iPad opened on his desk, perused a list of players who had reached base safely in as many consecutive games as Odubel Herrera’s streak of 45. The list was full of..." May 21

  • Cardinals' Jordan Hicks throws MLB's fastest pitch of the year, clocking 105 mph twice

    CBS Sports "The Cardinals smothered the Phillies on Sunday (STL 5, PHI 1), thanks mostly to rookie Jack Flaherty's 13 strikeouts over 7 1/3 innings. However, a different Cardinal rookie right-hander pilfered some of Flaherty's bandwidth thanks to his ninth-inning encounter with Odubel Herrera. We..." May 21

  • Cozart thinks the way the Rays used Romo is bad for baseball

    Hardball Talk "The Rays started Sergio Romo on back-to-back days and if that sounds weird to you, you’re not alone. Romo, of course, was the star closer for the Giants for a while, helping them win the World Series in 2012 and ’14. He’s been a full-time reliever dating back to 2006, when he..." May 21

  • Odubel Herrera’s on-base streak ends at 45 games

    Hardball Talk "Phillies outfielder Odubel Herrera‘s streak of reaching base safely has ended after 45 consecutive games. He went 0-for-4 with three strikeouts in Sunday’s 5-1 loss to the Cardinals. Herrera’s streak tied Chuck Klein for the fourth-longest on-base streak in..." May 20

  • Jordan Hicks throws two pitches clocked at 105 mph on Sunday

    ESPN "Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email print comment St. Louis Cardinals rookie right-hander Jordan Hicks hit 105 mph on the radar gun twice Sunday, becoming the first pitcher to throw multiple..." May 20

  • Cleveland Indians promote Melky Cabrera, in starting lineup Sunday

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "The Indians promoted veteran outfielder Melky Cabrerafrom Class AAA Columbus and started him in right field Sunday night against the Astros at Minute Maid Park. Cabrera, 33, signed a minor league deal with the Indians on April 26. He spent several days in extended spring training..." May 20

  • Clayton Kershaw injury update: Dodgers ace throws bullpen session

    Sporting News "Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw could be nearing a return. Kershaw pitched off a mound Sunday for the first time since May 1, according to a report by the Los Angeles Times. He threw a “high-intensity” 30-pitch bullpen session, Dodgers manager Dave Roberts..." May 20

  • Yankees may move struggling Didi Gregorius down in lineup

    Larry Brown Sports "After one of the hottest starts to the season, New York Yankees shortstop has fallen into a deep slump that could see him dropped in the lineup. Yankees manager Aaron Boone gave Gregorius the day off Sunday against a left-handed pitcher, and hinted that the shortstop may not return to..." May 20

  • Sergio Romo first pitcher in six years to start on consecutive days

    Sportsnaut "On Saturday, the Tampa Bay Rays used relief pitcher Sergio Romo as their starter. As it turns out, this will not be a one-time thing. Romo will also get the ball on Sunday against the Los Angeles Angels, the first pitcher in six years to start on consecutive days for his team. Of..." May 20

  • Giants may try Pablo Sandoval at second base

    San Francisco Gate "Pablo Sandoval still is learning how to be a role player. No longer an everyday third baseman, Sandoval is branching out to expand his versatility. Aside from playing third and first, he has caught bullpen sessions and even pitched a perfect inning, one of the team’s 2018..." May 20

  • Athletics Claim Carlos Ramirez From Blue Jays

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Athletics have claimed right-hander Carlos Ramirez off waivers from the Blue Jays, per an announcement from Oakland. Oakland will be the second organization for the 27-year-old Ramirez, who had been with the Blue Jays since 2009. Ramirez started off as an outfield prospect with..." May 20

  • Terry Francona reached out to AJ Hinch over Trevor Bauer’s accusations

    Larry Brown Sports "Cleveland Indians pitcher Trevor Bauer put his manager in a tough position with some of the unfounded accusations he made toward the Houston Astros earlier this month, and Terry Francona acknowledged that over the weekend. Bauer basically declared war on the Astros a few weeks back..." May 20

  • Dodgers' Rich Hill to miss at least 4 weeks with blister

    The Score "The Los Angeles Dodgers have placed left-handed starting pitcher Rich Hill on the 10-day disabled list with a blister on the middle finger of his throwing hand. The 38-year-old will miss at least the next four weeks, manager Dave Roberts told Andy..." May 20

  • Shohei Ohtani’s batting-practice blast at Angel Stadium measured 513 feet

    Orange County Register "Angel Stadium’s monstrous new right-field video board perhaps now can be called the Ohtani-tron. The legend of Shohei Ohtani grew larger Friday, when he hit a batting-practice home run that traveled an estimated 513 feet and struck a 9,500-square-foot screen that looms beyond 38..." May 20

  • Red Sox’s Mookie Betts Leads MLB In Absurd Amount Of Stat Categories

    NESN "To state the obvious: Mookie Betts is off to a ridiculous start to the 2018 Major League Baseball season. Just how good the Boston Red Sox outfielder has been still might surprise you, however. Betts clobbered a two-run homer in Boston’s 6-3 win over the..." May 20

  • Braves Release Jose Bautista

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Braves have released third baseman Jose Bautista, Mark Bowman of MLB.com tweets. The Bautista experiment was a short-lived one for Atlanta, which signed the former superstar to a minor league deal on April 18. The move reunited Bautista with Braves general manager Alex..." May 20

  • Grounds For Return

    ESPN "As he strolls toward the employee entrance at work for the first time in nearly 24 years, Nevest Coleman smiles. He carries a black backpack over his right shoulder, a white plastic bag and travel mug in his left hand. It's March 26, 2018, a few minutes past 7 a.m. In front of Coleman..." May 20

  • Why Yankees think Didi Gregorius is in career-worst slump

    Newark Star-Ledger "While some of his Yankees teammates were doing post-game interviews following Friday night's loss, shortstop Didi Gregorius found out from manager Aaron Boone that he wouldn't be starting the next day. This was intended to be a mental break for Gregorius, who is..." May 20

  • So far, J.D. Martinez has been superior to Giancarlo Stanton

    WEEI Boston "Good things happen to those who wait. The Red Sox didn’t sign J.D. Martinez until late February, nearly two and a half months after the Yankees had acquired Giancarlo Stanton. So far, the Red Sox got the better slugger for potentially $133 million less.  Martinez blasted..." May 20

  • Todd Frazier not sure when he will return from DL

    SNY TV "Todd Frazier (hamstring) told reporters on Saturday that he does not know when he will return from the disabled list. Frazier said a rehab assignment has not yet been scheduled. The 32-year-old Frazier, who was placed on the 10-day DL on May 8, was eligible to return..." May 20

  • Cubs' Addison Russell not paying attention to Manny Machado rumors

    Chicago Tribune "Addison Russell said he hears his name associated with Orioles superstar Manny Machado in trade discussions only when media members ask questions to him. And Russell’s isolation is supported by his recent production at the plate, where he is 6-for-12 and providing..." May 20

  • Pirates intend to activate Josh Harrison from disabled list for Sunday's game

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "Josh Harrison is back in town – and barring something unforeseen, he'll back atop the Pirates lineup Sunday. "Our intent is to put him in play (Sunday)," manager Clint Hurdle said Saturday. "Then we'd have to make a corresponding move at that..." May 20

  • Michael Brantley carrying Indians' shaky outfield as Lonnie Chisenhall starts rehab assignment

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Outfielder Lonnie Chisenhall has been green-lighted to start his rehab assignment at Class AAA Columbus. Chisenhall, who has been traveling with the Indians on this trip, is scheduled to join the Clippers today and play his first game with them on Monday. He has been on the..." May 20

  • AL shortstops stack up among best position groups of all time

    ESPN "This has been on my mind as well: Joe Sheehan later added that he assumed Didi Gregorius will get voted in as the starter. I don't necessarily agree with that; Yankees fans actually don't have a recent history of "stuffing" the ballot box, certainly not with the..." May 20

  • Jay Bruce may be turning the corner after his horrible start

    New York Post "It has been lost amid the team’s incredible start and massive struggles that followed. The lack of production from promising young players Michael Conforto and Amed Rosario, and shaky starting pitching after Jacob deGrom and Noah Syndergaard. But nearly two months into this..." May 20

  • Mike Scioscia won’t stop Ohtani from participating in Home Run Derby

    Japan Times "If Los Angeles Angels two-way sensation Shohei Ohtani wants to take part in the Home Run Derby during the All Star festivities in July, his manager, Mike Scioscia, won’t stand in his way. Scioscia discussed the midsummer event with reporters on Saturday after Ohtani crushed a..." May 20

  • Greg Bird, coming back from ankle surgery, moves up to Triple-A as he nears return to Yankees

    New York Daily News "The next step for Greg Bird: Triple-A Scranton. Bird was expected to play his final game for Double-A Trenton on Saturday before flying and joining the RailRiders in Pawtucket on Sunday, Aaron Boone said before the Yankees' 8-3 victory over the Royals. Bird, who hit a..." May 20

  • Rich Hill injury update: Dodgers starter expected to go on DL with blister

    Sporting News "Dodgers left-hander Rich Hill is expected to go on the disabled list because of a blister he aggravated in Saturday's start against the Nationals. Hill left the second game of the LA-Washington doubleheader after throwing only two pitches. He also exited last Sunday's game..." May 20

  • Rays to start reliever Sergio Romo vs. Angels for 2nd straight game

    ESPN "Tampa Bay Rays manager Kevin Cash's unconventional decision to use a back-of-the-bullpen reliever to start the team's game worked so well on Saturday that he plans to do it again Sunday. According to Cash, righty Sergio Romo, who started Saturday's win over the Los Angeles..." May 20

  • Dodgers reportedly not in position to 'aggressively act' on trade market

    MLB Trade Rumors "With the Dodgers trying to stay under the $197MM competitive-balance tax threshold and unsure if they’ll contend this year, they’re not in position to act aggressively on the trade market, says FOX Sports’ Ken Rosenthal (video link). Given that the athletic Cody Bellinger may..." May 20

  • Vision-impaired Harper couldn't get his contacts in, singled anyway

    MLB.com "The Nationals had not played a full game in nearly a week, but when they returned to the field in Saturday afternoon's 4-1 loss in Game 1 of a doubleheader against the Dodgers, Bryce Harper had a new addition to his face. Harper donned a pair of clear frames at the plate..." May 20

  • Tampa Bay Rays' Sergio Romo gets first career start, makes history against Angels

    USA Today "Sergio Romo has spent his entire 11-year major-league career as a relief pitcher, making 588 appearances on the mound without a single start. That is, until Saturday night when the Tampa Bay Rays' wild pitching experiment continued against the Los Angeles Angels. Romo..." May 20

  • Gary Sanchez’s prodigious bat is his best defense

    New York Post "Maybe we should establish a system. Maybe, when Gary Sanchez has a night like this, we suspend talk of his viability at catcher for, what? Two weeks? Or do we really need to run a cost-benefit analysis here? Consider The Kraken released. Sanchez’s monster..." May 20

  • Scherzer fans 13, fastest ever to 100 K's in a season

    MLB.com "Sean Doolittle blamed himself for mixing up the sign on the pitch that ultimately led to the Nationals' 5-4 loss to the Dodgers on Saturday night. He believed he and catcher Spencer Kieboom were on the same page with where they wanted to locate a fastball to Matt Kemp, but as Doolittle..." May 20

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