• Oakland Athletics relocation: Five potential landing spots, including Las Vegas and Portland, if A's move

    CBS Sports "The Oakland Athletics announced on Tuesday they will begin exploring relocation options after receiving the go-ahead from Major League Baseball. The A's declaration is likely designed to scare the local government into approving their plans for a new waterfront ballpark at..." May 11

  • The only way Mets can salvage destructive Jarred Kelenic trade

    New York Post "Jarred Kelenic is going to be called up Thursday by Seattle to make his debut at home against Cleveland. The clock will begin at that point in the most powerful way on just how destructive the Mets’ trade of Kelenic was. So far, so bad. Since the Mets dealt Kelenic to..." May 11

  • Padres Place Fernando Tatis Jr. Tests Positive For Covid-19

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Padres announced that they have placed shortstop Fernando Tatis Jr. and utilitymen Jurickson Profar and Jorge Mateo on the injured list because of Major League Baseball’s health and safety protocols. They’ll decide on corresponding moves before..." May 11

  • Rays Designate Yoshi Tsutsugo For Assignment

    CBS Sports "The Tampa Bay Rays designated first baseman Yoshi Tsutsugo for assignment on Tuesday, according to Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times. In a corresponding move, the Rays promoted infielder Kevin Padlo from Triple-A. Tsutsugo, 29, signed a two-year contract..." May 11

  • Yankees Third Base Coach Phil Nevin Tests Positive For COVID-19

    New York Daily News "The Yankees were dealing with a coronavirus outbreak among their coaches before Tuesday night’s game against the Rays. It did not affect the players, and the game at Tropicana Field was expected to be played as planned. The team, which reached the 85% vaccination rate among..." May 11

  • Las Vegas reportedly leading candidate should A’s relocate

    Las Vegas Review Journal "The Oakland Athletics have been given permission by Major League Baseball to begin looking at possibly relocating, stating they’re concerned with the progress local officials have shown in landing a new stadium, the league announced Tuesday. If the team is not successful in..." May 11

  • Oakland Athletics to start looking at relocating elsewhere

    ABC7 "The Oakland Athletics will start exploring the possibility of relocating with the blessing of Major League Baseball, a move that could put pressure on local government officials to greenlight a new stadium project that has spent years in limbo, sources familiar with the situation told..." May 11

  • Angels' Joe Maddon Explains Albert Pujols Release, Says 'Divorce Is Difficult'

    Bleacher Report "Los Angeles Angels manager Joe Maddon has addressed the team's decision to release Albert Pujols last week.  Appearing on The Starkville podcast with Jayson Stark and Doug Glanville, Maddon described the situation in terms of ending a..." May 11

  • Three reasons why Red Sox, who currently have baseball's best record, are legitimate playoff contenders

    CBS Sports "When the Boston Red Sox take the field on Tuesday to begin a three-game series against the Oakland Athletics, they'll do it with the peace of mind that comes with possessing the majors' largest division lead. The Red Sox, who entered the spring presumed to be the third-..." May 11

  • Braves claim RHP Jay Flaa off waivers from Orioles

    Talking Chop "The Atlanta Braves have been quite busy the last few days in managing their roster. Aside from the highlight move of signing Shane Greene to bolster their bullpen, they have recalled Bryse Wilson to start tonight’s game, signed Tanner Roark to a minor league deal, and have made..." May 11

  • Should The Yankees Make A Trade For Trevor Story?

    ESPN "Every serious contender is likely to add pitching before the July 31 trade deadline, because every team could use a rotation or bullpen upgrade and there is likely to be a voluminous stock of arms available. But the position player market is much more specialized, with a lot of..." May 11

  • Noah Syndergaard Thinks Baseball Has Gotten Soft

    GQ "Every morning, New York Mets pitcher Noah Syndergaard gets in a cold tub, the water temperature just barely above freezing, for a minimum of three minutes. But that’s just the beginning of an extensive wellness routine that includes everything from time in hyperbaric chambers to..." May 11

  • After brief stay with Brewers, right-hander Jordan Zimmermann announces his retirement from baseball

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "It took Jordan Zimmermann more than 12 years in the majors to finally get a chance to pitch for his home-state team, but that lure wasn’t strong enough to continue his long and successful career. After only two appearances with the Milwaukee Brewers, the Auburndale native..." May 11

  • The Indians’ bid to solve the hitting development riddle

    The Athletic "In the waning moments of a Cleveland victory in Kansas City last week, a newcomer manned left field, a converted shortstop covered center and a natural first baseman hobbled around in right. The Indians obtained all three — Harold Ramirez, Amed Rosario and Josh..." May 11

  • All the Reasons You Should and Shouldn't Panic About the Dodgers' Mediocre Start

    Bleacher Report "The 2021 Los Angeles Dodgers were not built simply to win—they were built to dominate opponents in historic fashion. Yet the reigning World Series champs and winners of three National League pennants since 2017 are somehow reeling after losing 15 of their last 20..." May 11

  • Ole Miss Rebels pitcher Gunnar Hoglund to have Tommy John surgery

    ESPN "Ole Miss right-hander Gunnar Hoglund, the fifth-ranked prospect heading into the 2021 MLB draft, will undergo Tommy John surgery next Tuesday, sources familiar with the situation told ESPN on Tuesday. The ace for the Bulldogs, Hoglund walked off the mound in the first inning..." May 11

  • Mets have to prove dysfunction is in the past

    New York Post "Before exiting with concerns about his lower back Sunday, Jacob deGrom had expertly laid down a bunt single and had run the bases with textbook aptitude. His combination of a 0.68 ERA and .467 batting average befits a first-round high school talent playing amid future plumbers and..." May 11

  • Alex Rodriguez 'Upset' & 'Shocked' That Jennifer Lopez 'Wants To Give It A Shot' With Ben Affleck!

    Perez Hilton "We’ve gone from J-Rod back to Bennifer in record time — and if we have whiplash, we can’t imagine what Alex Rodriguez is feeling. A-Rod and Jennifer Lopez were one of the biggest celeb power couples of the last few years, but the former baseball..." May 11

  • Dominican Republic Eyeing Albert Pujols for Olympic Qualifier

    Bleacher Report "While Albert Pujols continues to look for a new Major League Baseball team, the three-time National League MVP is reportedly generating interest from his native country for the Olympics.  Per MLB Network's Jon Morosi, the Dominican Republic has shown interest..." May 11

  • MLB pitchers are throwing harder than ever with less command, as a disturbing trend emerges

    The Athletic "Think about this: In 345 career games, Braves right fielder Ronald Acuña Jr. has been hit by 22 pitches. In 3,298 career games, nearly 10 times as many, Braves Hall of Famer Hank Aaron was hit by only 32. Think about this as well: While the season is less than six..." May 11

  • David Samson: Why Trevor Bauer's comments won't help the Dodgers

    CBS Sports "On Monday's episode of "Nothing Personal with David Samson," David Samson discussed what is going on with the Los Angeles Dodgers and pitcher Trevor Bauer's comments on the team. The defending World Series champions have been struggling as of late --..." May 10

  • Dusty Baker has hilarious reaction to Astros’ mask rules being lifted

    Larry Brown Sports "The Houston Astros will no longer have to wear masks in the dugout to satisfy health and safety protocols, and nobody is happier about it than Dusty Baker. 85 percent of the Astros’ Tier 1 individuals have been vaccinated against COVID-19, meeting the MLB threshold allowing for..." May 10

  • Mets' Donnie Stevenson mystery has been solved

    SNY TV "It's been clear since the emergence of Mets hitting guru "Donnie Stevenson" that Stevenson didn't actually exist. And the mystery has now been solved. "Stevenson," whose presence was first mentioned during the Mets' series against..." May 10

  • Predicting The Big MLB Names Who Will Be Up For Grabs

    Bleacher Report "The 2021 MLB trade deadline might be over two months away, but it's never too soon to start projecting some of the names that could be on the block come July. From stars to guys on one-year deals and a number of veteran arms, numerous players have improved their trade..." May 10

  • Inside the MLB's mental health crisis

    SI "Ryan Buchter, 34, has spent almost half his life pitching in professional baseball. In those 15 years, Buchter has been traded four times, released three times, changed organizations 10 times, pitched for teams in 22 cities and only once spent a full season in the majors without being demoted..." May 10

  • Braves To Sign Tanner Roark To Minor League Deal

    Talking Chop "The Braves seem to be at a bit of a crossroads this season, particularly with their pitching staff, and they seem to be well aware of it. Just yesterday, the team signed old friend Shane Greene to a one year deal to reinforce a bullpen that has had its ups and down. Between Greene and..." May 10

  • Blue Jays Sign Dilson Herrera

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Blue Jays recently signed Dilson Herrera to a minor-league contract (h/t to Chris Hilburn-Trenkle of Baseball America). The utility infielder was assigned to Triple-A Buffalo, where he’s begun the year 2-12 with a double and a triple. Read..." May 10

  • Pirates Designate Todd Frazier For Assignment

    DK Pittsburgh Sports "Todd Frazier is making his second exit from the Pirates, this one not on his own accord.  On Monday, the Pirates designated the struggling veteran infielder for assignment to add outfielder Ben Gamel to the roster. Frazier originally signed with the..." May 10

  • Phillies Sign Ryan Cordell

    CBS Sports "Cordell has appeared in 121 games at the big-league level over the last three seasons but has done very little at the plate, hitting .202/.263/.328.  " May 10

  • Rays Sign Adam Conley To Minors Contract

    Yardbarker "The Rays have signed left-hander Adam Conley to a minor-league deal, Baseball America’s Chris Hilburn-Trenkle reports. Conley had previously agreed to join NPB’s Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles, but opted out of joining the team earlier this..." May 10

  • Brewers activate Zack Godley from Injured List, designate him for assignment

    Brew Crew Ball "On Monday morning, the Brewers announced they’ve reinstated RHP Zack Godley from the 10-day IL and designated him for assignment. Godley entered the IL in late April after sustaining a finger contusion during a bunt attempt during the April 28 against the Marlins. The..." May 10

  • Mariners call up top prospect Jarred Kelenic for MLB debut

    Sportsnaut "The Seattle Mariners are calling up outfielder Jarred Kelenic, one of the top MLB prospects in 2021 and the prized acquisition in the 2018 Robinson Cano trade with the New York Mets. Kelenic, rated as the fourth-best prospect in baseball by MLB Pipeline, recently..." May 10

  • 'Just a matter of time' for Juan Soto at plate

    MLB.com "For as many home runs as Juan Soto has pummeled in his young career, there still is a rhythm to be established at the plate after being sidelined. Soto was activated from the injured list on Tuesday after missing 10 games because of a left shoulder strain. Initially, the..." May 10

  • Jennifer Lopez Has Already Moved On To Ben Affleck After Dropping Alex Rodriguez

    Black Sports Online "You know JLO doesn’t stay without a man for long. She has a long list of guys on standby, it didn’t take long for Affleck to swoop in like Bruce Wayne. J Lo and Ben Affleck may have crossed the friendzone, because we found out they were hanging out together..." May 10

  • Trevor Bauer 'pissed' after reeling Dodgers lose 5th straight series

    Fox News "Los Angeles Dodgers star Trevor Bauer was unhappy with the team’s one-run loss to the Los Angeles Angels on Sunday. Bauer, who signed an extremely lucrative contract to join the Dodgers in the offseason, allowed two runs on four hits in six innings in..." May 10

  • These 30 MLB players still need to get it going

    MLB.com "There are certain players you think you’re going to be able to count on, for every team. They’re the givens, the ones you don’t worry about while you’re worrying about all sorts of other things. But the thing about the givens is, well, nothing is a given. Sometimes your..." May 10

  • Texas Rangers claim Jack Kruger on waivers from Angels

    Lone Star Ball "The Texas Rangers claimed catcher Jack Kruger on waivers from the Anaheim Angels, the team announced today. To open up a spot on the 40 man roster for Kruger, the Rangers moved Kyle Cody from the 10 day injured list to the 60 day injured list. Read..." May 10

  • Los Angeles Angels recall Jose Suarez, reinstate Tony Watson

    Sportsnaut "The Los Angeles Angels placed a pair of left-handers back on the active roster Sunday, reinstating Tony Watson from the injured list and recalling Jose Suarez from Triple-A Salt Lake. Right-hander Felix Pena was optioned to Salt Lake following Saturday’s game against the Los..." May 10

  • Mark Appel, ex-No. 1 MLB Draft pick, makes first professional appearance since 2017

    CBS Sports "Mark Appel, the No. 1 overall pick in the 2013 draft, made his first regular season appearance in professional game since 2017 on Saturday night. Appel started for the Philadelphia Phillies' well-named Double-A affiliate, the Reading Fightin Phils. He permitted a run on three hits, two..." May 10

  • 5 current MLB stars who struggled in the Minors

    MLB.com "One of the most exciting aspects of having Minor League Baseball back is watching the players we all expect to be our next great superstars. Other exciting aspects include: strange regional foods, dizzy bat races among lucky fans, the works. The point is, when we scour the Minor..." May 10

  • As a wife and mother of a major leaguer, Patty Biggio has seen it all and loves it all

    The Athletic "When Cavan Biggio steps to the plate this afternoon in Houston, he’ll see a familiar face in the crowd: his mom, Patty. He’ll likely be wearing a bracelet she got him, an ID bracelet he wears daily with the words “Gratitude, Fortitude, and Kindness” engraved on the back...." May 10

  • Washington Nationals commentator off air following sexual assault allegations

    Sportsnaut "Color commentator F.P. Santangelo, a former major-league infielder, has been pulled from Washington Nationals broadcasts following allegations of inappropriate behavior that included sexual misconduct, multiple outlets reported. Santangelo has been on and off the air since April 30..." May 09

  • Braves, reliever Shane Greene closing in on deal

    TSN "The Atlanta Braves are closing in on a deal with free agent reliever Shane Greene, reports The Athletic's Ken Rosenthal. Read More - 10 Remaining MLB Free..." May 09

  • Mariners select reliever JT Chargois, place Ljay Newsome on injured list

    MSN.com "The Mariners announced they’re selecting the contract of reliever JT Chargois. Right-hander Ljay Newsome has been placed on the 10-day injured list with right elbow inflammation. Chargois, 30, was once a well-regarded relief prospect in the Twins’ and..." May 09

  • Pirates Claim Ben Gamel, Designate Michael Feliz

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Pirates have claimed outfielder Ben Gamel off waivers from the Indians, Jason Mackey of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette was among those to pass along (Twitter links). To create space on the 40-man roster, righty Michael Feliz was designated for..." May 09

  • Mets GM Refutes Francisco Lindor's Rat Tale: 'Just Be Upfront About It'

    SI "Rodent detectives of Queens, you may now stand down: the search for the Mets's rally rat (or raccoon, depending on your source) can officially end. That's because there was no animal to begin with at the center of Francisco Lindor and Jeff McNeil's dugout..." May 09

  • Francisco Lindor interrupts Jeff McNeil's presser with hug after dispute

    The Score "Whatever drama happened between Francisco Lindor and Jeff McNeil appears to be a thing of the past. After the pair teamed up to produce all four runs in a 4-2 win over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Saturday, Lindor interrupted McNeil's press conference to hug..." May 09

  • Astros Sign Yadiel Rivera To Minors Contract

    CBS Sports "Rivera signed a minor-league contract with the Astros on Friday, Brian McTaggart of MLB.com reports. Rivera appeared in four games for the Rangers in 2020 and went hitless with a strikeout in five at-bats. " May 09

  • Here are MLB's top Mother's Day moments

    MLB.com "There were no pink-bat walk-offs or special on-field moments to celebrate Mother's Day last year, but Major Leaguers will once again have Mom close to their hearts as they take the field today. Here's a look back at some of the top recent Mother's Day..." May 09

  • Mookie Betts hilariously tagged in groin

    Larry Brown Sports "Mookie Betts was humorously tagged in the groin on an accidental play on Saturday night. Max Muncy was batting in the top of the fourth inning with runners on the corners and one out in the Los Angeles Dodgers’ game against the Angels. Muncy grounded a ball towards third on a..." May 09