• Rays' Tyler Glasnow shut down 3 weeks with flexor inflammation

    The Score "Tyler Glasnow is no closer to returning to the Tampa Bay Rays' rotation. After experiencing discomfort during a throwing session in Oakland over the weekend, Glasnow was diagnosed with right flexor inflammation following an MRI, the..." June 25

  • Built for the Bronx? Jays trade chip Marcus Stroman loves the ‘bright lights’ of Yankees

    Toronto Sun "Marcus Stroman didn’t say he would look good in Yankees pinstripes — he had the good sense to stop short of making that proclamation. But only just. The Blue Jays starter — and clear ace of a beat-up Toronto starting staff — has pretty much resolved..." June 24

  • Phillies’ GM gives huge vote of confidence to Gabe Kapler

    Larry Brown Sports "The Philadelphia Phillies won’t be making a managerial change this season, according to their general manager. GM Matt Klentak said Monday that no staff changes will be made for the struggling Phillies, and Gabe Kapler will remain the team’s manager for the remainder of..." June 24

  • Mets fining, but will not suspend, Mickey Callaway and Jason Vargas

    Sportsnaut "The New York Mets will not suspend manager Mickey Callaway or pitcher Jason Vargas for verbally attacking a journalist following Sunday’s loss to the Chicago Cubs. Instead, both will be fined for their actions, and the Mets say they are not expecting MLB to issue..." June 24

  • Phillies Nearing Deal With First-Rounder Bryson Stott

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Phillies expect to sign first-rounder Bryson Stott this week, Todd Zolecki of MLB.com reports. As the 14th overall pick, Stott’s slot comes with a recommended value of $4,036,800. Stott’s a 21-year-old shortstop from UNLV whom draft pundits ranked..." June 24

  • Cardinals closer Jordan Hicks — who has hit 105 mph with his fastball — has a torn UCL

    Yahoo! Sports "The St. Louis Cardinals are going to be looking for a new closer as the trade deadline approaches. Jordan Hicks has a torn ulnar collateral ligament (UCL), the team announced Monday. In a statement, the team said it “is determining the next course of action..." June 24

  • Straight-away center field will be 385 feet at London Stadium

    Hardball Talk "Marley Rivera of ESPN has a story about some of the on-field and in-game entertainment, as well as some aspects of the field conditions, for this weekend’s London Series. The fun stuff: a mascot race, not unlike the Sausage Race at Miller Park or the President’s race..." June 24

  • Max Scherzer to the Yankees? Probably not

    NBC Sports Washington "Bryce Harper held a State of Bryce Harper press conference every spring. It occurred inside the cramped clubhouse in Viera, Florida, outside in the sunshine of a new facility in West Palm Beach, Florida, then, for the final time in 2018, in the bland press conference of the Ballpark of the Palm..." June 24

  • Yankees bash their way to franchise home run record by going deep in 26 consecutive games

    CBS Sports "With Yankees second baseball DJ LeMahieu's three-run home run off Astros starter Justin Verlander in the fifth inning of Sunday's 9-4 loss, the Yankees set the franchise record for most consecutive games (26) with at least one home..." June 24

  • Bryce Harper doesn’t plan to use Phillies’ new curveball machine

    Larry Brown Sports "The struggling Philadelphia Phillies are trying some new methods to get going, but that doesn’t mean Bryce Harper will be taking part in all of them. Manager Gabe Kapler said he planned to bring in a pitching machine that throws curveballs, with the team having scored just 15..." June 24

  • Angels’ Shohei Ohtani said he’d like to compete in HR Derby, if he’s asked

    Orange County Register "If Major League Baseball wants Shohei Ohtani in the Home Run Derby, Ohtani says he’s willing to give it a shot. However, Ohtani conceded that hasn’t discussed the possibility with the Angels, who may have concerns about the added demands on his surgically repaired right..." June 24

  • Why Madison Bumgarner's trade value might not be seen as an ace pitcher

    NBC Sports Bay Area "Time is ticking away on Madison Bumgarner's days as a Giant.  As the July 31 trade deadline approaches, memories of Bumgarner in the Bay Area are brought up instead of his future with the Giants. While it's expected the left-handed pitcher -- who will be a free agent at..." June 24

  • Mickey Callaway will not be fired over his blowup at a reporter

    Hardball Talk "As you no doubt saw already, Mets manager Mickey Callaway had a bad day yesterday. After some testy exchanges with the media over his bullpen use, he blew up at Newsday reporter Tim Healey after Healey told Callaway that he’d see him tomorrow, which Callaway took as sarcastic...." June 24

  • Mets should fire manager Mickey Callaway after latest clubhouse embarrassment

    USA Today "It's hard to know where to start with this. Wait, that's not right. You can start by chuckling at the notion of Mets pitcher Jason Vargas trying to fight a reporter in the clubhouse. Obviously there's a lot about a Major League Baseball clubhouse that makes it an..." June 24

  • Orioles, No. 1 Overall Draft Pick Adley Rutschman Close To Deal

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Orioles are close to a deal with No. 1 overall draft pick Adley Rutschman, reports Jon Heyman of MLB Network (via Twitter). The former Oregon State catcher’s No. 1 overall slot carries a value of $8.42MM. Rutschman isn’t the only top O’s pick on whom there’s..." June 24

  • What could the Orioles have done differently with Manny Machado?

    NBC Sports Washington "Brooks. Cal. Eddie. Frank. Earl. For most Orioles icons, last names aren’t necessary. That will never be the case for Manny Machado. In failing to extend the most purely talented player in franchise history, the Orioles cost themselves not just another one-namer for..." June 24

  • What Yankees want for Clint Frazier in a summer trade

    Newark Star-Ledger "The Yankees have been on the hunt for a starting pitching upgrade for weeks – maybe longer – and the recently demoted Clint Frazier reportedly is available. There’s a condition. Actually, a couple. According to Ken Rosenthal in an MLB on..." June 24

  • Not just injuries or bad luck, this Phillies team 1 through 25 isn’t good enough

    NBC Sports Philadelphia "This many games into the season a year ago, Jean Segura was hitting .344.  He finished Sunday's loss at .268. Through this many games in 2018, J.T. Realmuto was hitting .312 with an OPS over .900. He struck out in the ninth inning Sunday and..." June 24

  • Nationals option starter Erick Fedde to minors, but more roster decisions loom

    Washington Post "Last Thursday, before the Washington Nationals went out and swept the Philadelphia Phillies, Manager Dave Martinez was asked if his pitching staff had finally come together. The rotation’s depth had strengthened. The bullpen had come around. So Martinez expressed that, yes, this is what..." June 24

  • Shocking Names Who Could Be Available at the 2019 MLB Trade Deadline

    Bleacher Report "It's a safe guess Major League Baseball megastars such as Mike Trout, Christian Yelich, Cody Bellinger and Alex Bregman won't be available ahead of the July 31 trade deadline. There are otherwise plenty of stars who will be—and quite a few unexpected ones who..." June 24

  • Montreal idea sets stage for Rays’ eventual departure from Tampa

    Sportsnet "Predictably, a whole bunch of people missed the point behind Major League Baseball approving the idea of the Tampa Bay Rays exploring a split-cities concept with Montreal that would see the club play games in new facilities built in each city. It’s not going to happen unless a..." June 24

  • How Yankees view slumping Aaron Judge

    New York Post "Aaron Judge went hitless again in his third game back after missing two months with a left oblique strain. The right fielder is now 0-for-10 with four strikeouts, two runs and a walk in 12 plate appearances. Following Sunday’s 9-4 loss to the Astros in The..." June 24

  • Dodgers’ Joc Pederson is a work in progress at first base

    Los Angeles Times "Joc Pederson made his third consecutive start at first base Sunday for the Dodgers, and it was, shall we say … interesting. The outfielder-turned-infielder looked shaky while catching two foul pop-ups in the second inning of an eventual 6-3 walk-off victory over the Colorado..." June 24

  • The Phillies need a change. Changing the manager probably won't help.

    The Philadelphia Inquirer "It was a beautiful day for baseball at Citizens Bank Park. It was, at least, until the Phillies actually started playing baseball. A clear blue sky, perfect temperature and low humidity could not act as a perfume for the brand of bad that has become synonymous with the ballclub over the last..." June 24

  • Andrew Friedman: Rich Hill’s injury will not change Dodgers’ trade-deadline priorities

    Orange County Register "The best starting rotation in baseball lost one of its members for two months, potentially longer. But that doesn’t change the Dodgers’ priorities heading toward the July 31 trade deadline and won’t send them in search of a starting pitcher before the deadline,..." June 24

  • Steven Wright 'nervous' about return, wants to 'earn back' trust, respect

    NBC Sports Boston "The Boston Red Sox are on the verge of getting back one of their key pitchers back to boost their rotation. Steven Wright, a soon-to-be 35-year-old knuckleballer, was suspended for the first 80 games of the 2019 MLB season after violating the league's PED policy. With..." June 24

  • Marlins Have “No Intention” Of Trading Caleb Smith

    MLB Trade Rumors "Although the Marlins have the worst record in the National League and the fifth-fewest wins in all of baseball, the organization has “no intention” of trading left-hander Caleb Smith to further its rebuilding effort, tweets Joe Frisaro of MLB.com. More broadly,..." June 24

  • Albert Pujols, Yadier Molina trade jerseys in emotional embrace

    Larry Brown Sports "Albert Pujols’ memorable return to Busch Stadium in St. Louis came to a close in a fitting way on Sunday night. Pujols’ Los Angeles Angels played a three-game series with the Cardinals, marking the former three-time league MVP’s first time playing in St. Louis since..." June 24

  • Most Valuable Trade Asset on Every Contending National League Team

    12 Up "While the American League might be the more top-heavy league this season, the National League is stuffed with contenders, as at least six or seven teams this year have legitimate shots at the pennant. To do that, however, they will need to figure out which of their promising young..." June 24

  • Adam Eaton: Exploitation of minor leaguers is ‘for the betterment of everybody’

    Hardball Talk "Today in Things That Ought to Get the Union’s Attention: Nationals outfielder Adam Eatonmade a case for the continued exploitation of minor league ballplayers. We have written here at length about the issues. When you math it all out, minor leaguers often make less than the federal..." June 24

  • Aaron Sanchez’s Diminishing Trade Value

    MLB Trade Rumors "Trade rumors have swirled around both Aaron Sanchez and Marcus Stroman for months, though teams considered the Blue Jays’ asking price for either young right-hander to be “uncomfortably high” during the offseason.  The Jays were thought to still be..." June 24

  • Cincinnati Reds' Alex Wood to begin rehab assignment; Scooter Gennett may return next weekend

    Cincinnati Enquirer "After throwing a pair of live batting practice sessions and two bullpen sessions, Reds left-hander Alex Wood is expected to make his first rehab start Thursday at Triple-A Louisville. Wood threw 42 pitches in a live BP session at Miller Park on Saturday against hitters Kyle Farmer and..." June 24

  • Marcus Stroman calls Red Sox NESN analyst Dennis Eckersley a ‘hypocrite,’ ‘clown’: ‘His comments are always trash’

    Mass Live "Blue Jays starter Marcus Stroman criticized Red Sox analyst Dennis Eckersley on Sunday, responding after the Hall of Famer called Stroman’s on-field celebrations “tired” during Stroman’s start against the Red Sox on Fenway Park. After Stroman struck out Eduardo..." June 24

  • Buck Showalter could return to the Yankees as an analyst for YES

    Awful Announcing "Since his contract with the Baltimore Orioles ended after the 2018 season, Buck Showalter has kept a pretty low profile across the baseball world. But the 63-year old could be returning to the game soon, in a city he knows well – New York. According to Bob Raissman of the New..." June 24

  • Should White Sox lock up Lucas Giolito? ‘That stuff will take care of itself,’ pitcher says

    Chicago Sun-Times "Lucas Giolito’s transformation from perhaps the worst starter in baseball to a likely All-Star is one of the best stories in the game in 2019. Are 14 starts enough to get the White Sox thinking about locking him up with a long-term contract? Giolito said the Sox..." June 24

  • It’s panic time for Yankees’ J.A. Happ

    New York Post "The next time J.A. Happ takes the ball for the Yankees, they will have passed the season’s halfway point. Which means it’s not too early to register an opinion on the veteran left-hander. Which means, in turn, that it’s officially OK to be concerned about Happ and..." June 24

  • Jason Vargas threatens reporter in angry Mets’ clubhouse: ‘Knock you the f–k out’

    New York Post "Tensions boiled after another blown game for the Mets, for which Mickey Callaway’s bullpen management came into question. Jason Vargas had to be restrained from going after Newsday reporter Tim Healey in the aftermath of theMets’ 5-3 loss to the Cubs at Wrigley Field on..." June 23

  • Are baseballs juiced? MLB commissioner Rob Manfred says 'centering of the pill' is partially causing home run spike

    CBS Sports "If you've followed Major League Baseball this season, you know that something is off about the ball. Namely, it appears juiced, a fancy way of saying that the ball is constructed in a way in which it travels quicker and further due to its improved aerodynamic state. In fancier terms, the..." June 23

  • Dayton Moore Discusses Alex Gordon

    MLB Trade Rumors "Although the out-of-contention Royals are reportedly willing to trade almost all of their players, it’s clear general manager Dayton Moore has his limits. Moore wants a bounty in return if he’s going to deal utilityman Whit Merrifield, while he seems wholly uninterested in moving..." June 23

  • Reds' Derek Dietrich hit by record 6th pitch in series against Brewers

    Sporting News "All eyes will be on Derek Dietrich each time he steps to the plate Sunday. The Reds second baseman was hit by a major league record sixth pitch in one series Saturday when he was struck by Brewers reliever Alex Claudio in the fifth inning of Cincinnati's 6-5..." June 23

  • Red Sox use schedule to offer extra rest to David Price

    MLB.com "With David Price showing signs of midseason fatigue of late, Red Sox manager Alex Cora is using the breaks in the schedule to get his veteran lefty extra rest. Price pitched well in his last start on Tuesday, holding the Twins to a run over five innings. Nonetheless, Cora pulled him..." June 23

  • Pete Alonso breaks Mets' rookie home run record with 27th of the season

    Newsday "That makes 27 for Pete Alonso.  In the top of the fourth inning Sunday, game-watchers heard a familiar crack and looked up to see a ball soaring high into the stands overlooking centerfield. The rookie circled the bases, reaching home plate to make history. There you have it..." June 23

  • Yordan Alvarez made MLB history in 12th game with Astros

    Sportsnaut "Houston Astros rookie phenom Yordan Alvarez made MLB history on Sunday. In just his 12th MLB game, he hit his seventh home run and drove in his 16th RBI. As noted by Mark Berman of Fox 26 in Houston, Alvarez is now the first player in MLB history to have seven home runs and 16 RBI in..." June 23

  • Red Sox Won't Be 'Back' Until They Fix Bullpen With 2 Major Deals

    12 Up "In hindsight, backing up the Brinks truck for Craig Kimbrel doesn't look as bad as it did this summer, does it? The Boston Red Sox kept most of its 2018 World Series winning team together this offseason, but are currently sitting in third in the AL East, thanks in large part to..." June 23

  • Mets' Amed Rosario, Mickey Callaway can't get story straight on shortstop taking fly balls in outfield

    CBS Sports "The New York Mets might be the most skilled team in baseball at creating controversy. Take the latest news from Flushing, where the Mets have reportedly asked shortstop Amed Rosario to prep for potential outfield work. That, within itself, is perhaps questionable -- there's an argument to..." June 23

  • Brewers 'eyeballing' Tigers' Matt Boyd

    Sporting News "The Brewers have been connected to a potential starting pitcher in the trade market. Milwaukee has been "eyeballing" Tigers lefty Matt Boyd, according to The Athletic. Detroit has reportedly made several players available in the market including Boyd and outfielder..." June 23

  • The Washington Nationals Have Released Trevor Rosenthal

    The Spun "The Washington Nationals announced this morning that the franchise has decided to release former star relief pitcher Trevor Rosenthal, who has struggled mightily so far this season. Rosenthal, 29, was a big offseason signing for the Nationals, though he’s looked like anything..." June 23

  • Which young Blue Jays will be a part of Toronto’s future core?

    Sportsnet "If there has been any redeeming quality to the 2019 Toronto Blue Jays season, it is that we are finally getting to view some of the long-promised future of the franchise. Now that we see them as actual big leaguers playing against other big leaguers, and not just as a stat line in a..." June 23

  • As Albert Pujols shines in St. Louis return, you can't help but wonder: What if he never left?

    USA Today "Albert Pujols listened to the thunderous standing ovation as he rounded the bases Saturday, ran into the dugout and hugged Mike Trout, the cheering getting louder and louder, as the fans who root for the other team in red begged for a curtain call.  Pujols stepped out..." June 23

  • Yankees Reportedly Will Only Deal Clint Frazier for Pitchers Under Contract Past 2020 Season

    12 Up "The parameters for dealing Clint Frazier continue to reportedly shift, and it seems many may have made incorrect assumptions about the young outfielder's status when he was demoted to Triple-A by the Yankees last week. The immediate assumption when Frazier headed back to Scranton..." June 23