• MLBPA reportedly seeking $500 million from MLB over 60-game season

    Yahoo! Sports "The Major League Baseball Players Association is still frustrated over playing a 60-game season in 2020. The MLBPA reportedly filed a grievance against the league seeking $500 million in damages, according to Joel Sherman of the New York Post. The grievance argues the league..." May 13

  • MLB Pitchers' Historically Awful Hitting Should Seal the Fate of a Universal DH

    Bleacher Report "Major League Baseball will hopefully never have another season like the one it did in 2020, but at least it offered an exciting glimpse of what baseball will look like when the designated hitter is universal. Sans pitchers hitting for themselves, last year saw National League clubs..." May 13

  • Brewers' Corbin Burnes breaks record for most Ks without walk to begin season

    The Score "Corbin Burnes entered the history books on Thursday. The Milwaukee Brewers right-hander struck out St. Louis Cardinals outfielder Harrison Bader in the second inning to set the all-time record for the most strikeouts recorded without issuing a walk to begin a..." May 13

  • Minor League Baseball Owner Speaks on Keeping Staff Intact Amid Pandemic

    Complex "On May 4, the Iowa Cubs held their season opener in Principal Park, ending a 604-day hiatus due to COVID-19 pandemic. While the game ended in a 3-0 loss to the Indianapolis Indians, the Triple-A affiliate of the MLB’s Chicago Cubs still had to feel like..." May 13

  • Mike Trout's greatest season yet? How his dad saw this coming before anyone else

    ESPN "MIKE TROUT'S PATIENCE, particularly in a batter's box, wasn't instilled or taught or even developed. It is apparently innate, hard-wired somewhere within his genetic makeup. As a child, Trout took batting practice off his father, Jeff, and didn't swing at pitches he didn't..." May 13

  • Will Wander Franco be the next big debut?

    MLB.com "The news the Mariners were calling up top prospect Jarred Kelenic, the No. 4 overall prospect in baseball, led to an obvious follow-up question: Who’s next? The buzz of a top prospect getting called up can be intoxicating, so wanting to know who among the game’s..." May 13

  • IG Model Katie Williams Unzips Her Shirt To Flash Her Bra At Marlins-Diamondbacks Game While Eating Hot Dog

    Black Sports Online "IG model and influencer Katie Williams loves her sports. She attends a lot of baseball and football games in her free time. More than that though, she loves showing off her bra at some of these games. She first did it at last season’s Bengals v. Dolphins game and..." May 13

  • Cleveland made extension offers to Shane Bieber the past two spring trainings

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Indians have made extension offers to ace Shane Bieber during each of the past two Spring Trainings, reports Jon Heyman of MLB Network. Terms of the respective offers are unknown. Bieber, a client of Rosenhaus Sports Representation, is under team control via arbitration through..." May 13

  • Tigers' Miguel Cabrera Passes Omar Vizquel for Most Hits by Venezuelan-Born Player

    Bleacher Report "No Venezuelan-born player has more hits than Detroit Tigers slugger Miguel Cabrera. Cabrera entered Wednesday's game against the Kansas City Royals one hit behind Omar Vizquel for the distinction and wasted little time surpassing the former shortstop. He moved into 43rd on the..." May 13

  • Athletics' Rookie James Kaprielian's Dad Going Nuts For His Son In His First Career Start Was Awesome

    Barstool Sports "What an awesome night for A's rookie James Kaprielian. Former first round pick of the Yankees, sent to Oakland in the Sonny Gray deal making his first career start in Fenway. Couldn't pick a better place to have your first start if you ask me. Had his family and friends fly in to Boston..." May 13

  • Phillies place star catcher J.T. Realmuto on COVID IL

    CBS Sports "After he was held out of the lineup for Wednesday's 5-2 win over the Nationals due to a bruised left knee, the star backstop is contending with a COVID-19-related issue a day later. At this point, the Phillies haven't provided any details regarding whether Realmuto was placed on the..." May 13

  • Brewers right-hander Corbin Burnes says he tested positive for COVID-19 but is ready to get back to work

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "Brewers right-hander Corbin Burnes confirmed Wednesday what had been obvious since he went on the injured list without the team specifying why – he tested positive for COVID-19. “So, I tested positive, was asymptomatic the entire time,” said Burnes, who will..." May 13

  • One-time All-Star righty Chris Tillman attempting MLB comeback

    Yardbarker "Former longtime Orioles starter Chris Tillman is making a comeback attempt, reports Britt Ghiroli of The Athletic. Tillman has been working with Dave Wallace, his former pitching coach in Baltimore, at Cressey Sports Performance in Florida since February, Wallace tells..." May 13

  • Gerrit Cole is the perfect elixir for stressed Yankees

    New York Post "For Gerrit Cole, the game itself served as a stress reliever of sorts. For his teammates? That role was played by Cole himself. If the Yankees ace has committed very few missteps since putting on the pinstripes, Wednesday night at Tropicana Field might have been his best..." May 13

  • MLB Baseball Cap Tiers: From the Yankees to the Nationals — the Iconic, Good, Just OK and Bad hats

    The Athletic "Baseball is perhaps the last bastion in sports for the fashion-averse. With their press-conference podiums, the NFL and NBA have occasionally transformed into something of a post-game fashion show for those who choose to participate. Even the NHL is getting into the act. Baseball? There..." May 13

  • Mariners To Promote Logan Gilbert

    Yardbarker "The Mariners will promote standout pitching prospect Logan Gilbert, according to Jeff Passan of MLB.com. Gilbert will start their game against the Indians on Thursday, per Ryan Divish of the Seattle Times. This is the second major promotion coming this week for Seattle,..." May 12

  • Cubs Agree To Minor League Deal With Adrian Sampson

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Cubs agreed to a minor league pact with right-hander Adrian Sampson, as Tommy Birch of the Des Moines Register tweeted yesterday. The team didn’t make a formal announcement, but the 29-year-old Sampson is now listed on the roster of their top affiliate in..." May 12

  • Jose Bautista enjoying bat flips not being 'so taboo' anymore

    The Score "Once the standard-bearer for bat flips, Jose Bautista is certainly enjoying the current brand of Major League Baseball. "The game has changed in a lot of ways, but one of the best ways is how celebrations are not so taboo and people are allowed to enjoy them," he..." May 12

  • 7 Yankees Staff Members Have Tested Positive for COVID-19

    Bleacher Report "Seven members of the New York Yankees staff have tested positive for COVID-19. Manager Aaron Boone told reporters Wednesday that six of the people in question are asymptomatic. He also confirmed Gleyber Torres will be out of the lineup Wednesday night against the Tampa..." May 12

  • The San Diego Padres Could Be on the Verge of a COVID Disaster

    The Big Lead "When the San Diego Padres announced Fernando Tatis Jr. had tested positive for COVID-19 on Tuesday it felt like a closet full of other shoes were about to drop. After San Diego smoked the Colorado Rockies 8-1 in Denver Tuesday night, we the kind of news many were expecting...." May 12

  • If Rockies deal Trevor Story, these clubs are best fits

    MLB.com "With so much of the league bunched together in the standings -- only six of the 30 clubs were more than four games out of first place entering play on Tuesday -- there’s a lot that will happen between now and the end of July before we get a true sense of who will be buyers and sellers at..." May 12

  • Padres' Eric Hosmer added to COVID-19 IL

    CBS Sports "Hosmer's move to the IL was a formality after he was revealed Tuesday to have been a close contact of a person or persons who had tested positive for the virus. While the Padres wait for Hosmer to complete a quarantine period, the team could turn to Jake Cronenworth as its primary option at..." May 12

  • Previewing 2021-22 MLB Opt-Out Clauses & Player Options

    MLB Trade Rumors "Next year’s free-agent class is a legitimately star-studded group even when focusing only on true free agents who’ll hit the market due to service time or an expiring contract. But the class has the potential to become even stronger depending on the play of this year’s..." May 12

  • Matt Harvey: 'I was holding back tears' during Citi Field ovation

    The Score "Matt Harvey made his return to Citi Field on Wednesday and got a warm welcome from the New York Mets faithful - even though he was pitching for the opposing Baltimore Orioles. "There was a lot of excitement, a lot of memories," Harvey said when asked..." May 12

  • Ranking the 10 Biggest Disappointments in MLB Thus Far

    Bleacher Report "Nearly one quarter of the 2021 MLB season is done, and there has been plenty of good and bad. Some of the bad has been quite glaring. Let's take a look at the 10 biggest disappointments in baseball this year. The list will include everything from players to teams and..." May 12

  • Matt Harvey Gets Standing Ovation in Return to Citi Field

    The Big Lead "Matt Harvey has been a nice bounce-back story this season, as the 32-year-old has started the season well for the Baltimore Orioles after years of struggles. On Wednesday, he made his first start ever against his old team, the New York Mets. Fans welcomed him with a standing..." May 12

  • Cubs Acquire Outfielder Trayce Thompson from the Diamondbacks for Cash

    Bleacher Nation "If you have a rash of injuries in your outfield, why not add a little extra outfield depth, eh? Read More- 13 potential landing spots for Chicago..." May 12

  • How close has Corbin Burnes come to a walk?

    MLB.com "Corbin Burnes returns for the Brewers on Thursday hot on the pursuit of a record. He’s struck out 49 batters so far this season and has yet to issue a walk. That’s already a record for a starting pitcher to start a season since the mound was moved to its current distance in..." May 12

  • Iconic MLB first basemen are an endangered species

    The Score "For so long, first base was where teams parked their top sluggers. Historically, it's been the best hitting position on the field, often with a dedicated player to fill the corner spot. But as the careers of some likely Hall of Fame players near an end, and as the nature of the position and..." May 12

  • Tigers Select Eric Haase, Place Franklin Perez On Release Waivers

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Tigers announced a series of roster moves Wednesday, placing catcher Grayson Greiner on the 10-day IL with a strained left hamstring, selecting the contract of catcher Eric Haase in his place and placing right-hander Franklin Perez on unconditional release..." May 12

  • Two-way star Shohei Ohtani pitches gem, plays outfield, makes history in Angels' loss to Astros

    Japan Times "Shohei Ohtani struck out 10 on the mound, singled at the plate and played right field in the Los Angeles Angels’ 5-1 loss to the Houston Astros on Tuesday night. Ohtani, who batted second in the order and finished 1-for-4 with two strikeouts, threw seven strong innings and was..." May 12

  • Wil Myers leaves Padres game due to testing positive for COVID-19

    The Comeback "Earlier on Tuesday, the San Diego Padres announced that superstar shortstop Fernando Tatís Jr. tested positive for COVID-19 (he’s asymptomatic) and was placed on th COVID-related Injured List. San Diego position players Jurickson Profar and Jorge Mateo were also placed on..." May 12

  • What if Mark Cuban had bought the Cubs and Wrigley Field?

    The Athletic "The Chicago Cubs can rationalize almost every decision or deflect most controversies with one well-rehearsed line: But we won the World Series. That accomplishment will be listed on Theo Epstein’s Hall of Fame plaque. Players experienced a life-changing moment in a city where..." May 12

  • What to expect from Jarred Kelenic in MLB

    MLB.com "What do you get when you take a player with very good tools and off-the-charts makeup? Often, you get a player like Jarred Kelenic, who is slated to make his long-awaited Major League debut on Thursday. The No. 1 prospect on the Mariners’ Top 30 prospects..." May 12

  • Angels Select Noe Ramirez, Outright Felix Pena

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Angels announced several changes to their pitching staff Tuesday: They selected right-hander Noe Ramirez, outrighted righty Felix Pena, recalled righty Jaime Barria, optioned lefty Jose Suarez, and placed RHP Junior Guerra on the 10-day injured list with a..." May 12

  • Yankees overcome sobering COVID-19 reminder

    New York Post "There is usually but one bottom line on a game day: win or lose. So for the Yankees — maybe the bottom-line-est of all bottom-line operations — there was that. They won the game, 3-1. The foe was the Rays, and the Yankees have had a harder time figuring out the Rays lately..." May 12

  • Giants Prospect Drew Robinson Hits 1st HR Since Losing Eye

    Bleacher Report "It's rare that fans of every baseball team can cheer for a single home run, but that happened Tuesday during a Triple-A game between the Sacramento River Cats and Las Vegas Aviators. Sacramento right fielder Drew Robinson launched a solo homer in the top of the second..." May 12

  • New York Yankees 1B coach Reggie Willits positive for COVID-19

    ABC7 "New York Yankees third-base coach Phil Nevin and first-base coach Reggie Willits have tested positive for the coronavirus, the team said Tuesday. Nevin's status was announced before Tuesday night's road game against the Tampa Bay Rays. Willits' positive case..." May 12

  • 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