• White Sox shut down idea of reuniting Albert Pujols, Tony La Russa

    Clutch Points "Albert Pujols was released by the Los Angeles Angels on Thursday. He is unlikely to reunite with Tony La Russa and the Chicago White Sox. Mark Feinsand of MLB.com speculated the White Sox could make for an interesting fit because of the relationship between Pujols and La..." May 06

  • Pedro Martinez accuses Angels of ‘shameful’ treatment of Albert Pujols

    Larry Brown Sports "Pedro Martinez seems to believe Albert Pujols got a raw deal from the Los Angeles Angels. The Hall of Fame pitcher sent a tweet Thursday afternoon praising Pujols, who was designated for assignment by the Angels earlier in the day. Martinez also sharply criticized the Angels..." May 06

  • Veteran Hernan Perez elects free agency

    MSN.com "Veteran infielder/outfielder Hernan Perez went unclaimed on waivers following his recent DFA, the Nationals announced Thursday. Perez rejected an outright assignment to Triple-A and has instead elected free agency. He’s now eligible to sign with any club. The..." May 06

  • Braves Sign Tyler Flowers To Minor League Deal

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Braves have re-signed veteran catcher Tyler Flowers to a minor league contract, reports David O’Brien of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution (via Twitter). The O’Connell Sports client will head to Triple-A Gwinnett for the time being. O’Brien reported last..." May 06

  • MLB Network's Piece Celebrating Willie Mays at 90 is Magnificent

    The Big Lead "Willie Mays turns 90 today. He is one of the best baseball players to ever put on a uniform. He played the game with panache and flair and all the joy of a child in a sandlot. He was a five-tool player who conquered both coasts, a modern-day explorer who shined from sea to shining sea, making..." May 06

  • Yankees Fans Chant ‘F–k Your B-Day’ To Jose Altuve Who Later Hits Massive 3-Run Homer To Quiet The Crowd

    Total Pro Sports "What a day for Jose Altuve! The New York Yankees fan base had been giving the Houston Astros star absolute hell for 2 games so far in a 3-game series. On Thursday, it was his birthday and Yankees fans sung him a special song to show how much he means to them. " May 06

  • Yankees ace Gerrit Cole becomes first pitcher in 120 years to pull off remarkable feat

    Clutch Points "The New York Yankees shelled out a ridiculous amount of money to bring Gerrit Cole to the Bronx. So far, it’s paid off in their favor and Cole has now set another record that hadn’t been broken in over a century. That is unworldly. Cole has been that good for the..." May 06

  • Former All-Star catcher, manager Del Crandall dies at 91

    Sportsnaut "Former All-Star catcher and major league manager Del Crandall has died. He was 91. The Milwaukee Brewers, a team Del Crandall managed, announced the death. Crandall’s son, Jeff, said his father died Wednesday after a battle with Parkinson’s disease and heart..." May 06

  • Los Angeles Angels to release Albert Pujols

    CBS Sports "Albert Pujols' time with the Los Angeles Angels is coming to an end. The club will release Pujols on Thursday, reports MLB.com's Mark Feinsand. He is in the final season of his 10-year, $240 million contract. The team has not yet confirmed the news. " May 06

  • MLB's replay system is breaking. How can it be fixed?

    The Score "With the score tied in the top of the ninth inning on April 11 in Atlanta, Didi Gregorius lofted a fly ball into medium-deep left field. At third base, Philadelphia Phillies baserunner Alec Bohm tagged and broke for home. The throw beat Bohm, but it appeared he might have gotten his left foot..." May 06

  • MLB suspensions haven't made sense during 2021 season, and they could be a slippery slope

    CBS Sports "Tuesday, Major League Baseball issued a seven-game suspension to Reds reliever Amir Garrett for "inciting" a benches-clearing incident with the Cubs over this past weekend. Cubs shortstop Javier Baez was fined, but not..." May 06

  • Reds Sign Brad Brach To Minor League Deal

    MLB Trade Rumors "While the Reds didn’t make a formal announcement, they inked veteran right-hander Brad Brach to a minor league contract earlier this week. Brach, a client of Big League Management, was listed as part of the Opening Day roster at Triple-A Louisville and pitched a scoreless frame..." May 06

  • Royals' Brady Singer goes nuts on Angel Hernandez after balk, gets ejected

    The Score "Umpire Angel Hernandez was at the center of controversy once again Wednesday night during the game between the Kansas City Royals and Cleveland Indians. After calling a balk on Royals starter Brady Singer, the right-hander took issue with the umpire's ruling as..." May 06

  • John Means throws Orioles' 1st no-hitter since 1991

    Yahoo! Sports "With the Baltimore Orioles five years into an exhaustive rebuild, John Means gave Orioles fans a reason to be hopeful. Means was almost perfect Wednesday, throwing a no-hitter during a 6-0 win against the Seattle Mariners. Means was sensational against Seattle, striking out..." May 05

  • Tony La Russa wasn't aware of the extra-inning rule

    The Score "Chicago White Sox manager Tony La Russa admitted he wasn't aware of a specific wrinkle in the extra-innings rule in which a runner automatically starts the inning on second base, according to James Fegan of The Athletic. The veteran skipper thought the batter in the..." May 05

  • Trevor Bauer trolls himself with funny offer after loss to Cubs

    Larry Brown Sports "Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Trevor Bauer is making light of his surprisingly homer-prone start to the 2021 season. Bauer has now allowed eight home runs in 44.1 innings this season after giving up a bomb to Chicago Cubs outfielder Jason Heyward on Tuesday. That comes out to 1.6 home..." May 05

  • Tanner Roark Clears Waivers, Becomes Free Agent

    TSN "Pitcher Tanner Roark has cleared unconditional release waivers five days after being designated for assignment by the Toronto Blue Jays and is now a free agent.  In 14 appearances in his time with the Blue Jays, Roark posted a 2-4 record with a 6.75 ERA and 46 strikeouts in 54.2..." May 05

  • Phillies, Ruben Tejada Agree To Minor League Deal

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Phillies have agreed to a minor league contract with veteran infielder Ruben Tejada, tweets MLB Network’s Jon Heyman. The Primetime Sports client will presumably head to their Triple-A affiliate to open the season. Outside of a brief, six-game resurgence with..." May 05

  • Cubs Grant Pedro Strop His Release

    Yardbarker "Right-hander Pedro Strop has asked his release from the Cubs, who have granted the request, tweets Bruce Levine of 670 The Score. He’s still in good standing with the organization, ESPN’s Jesse Rogers adds, indicating this was an amicable parting of ways...." May 05

  • A’s re-acquire Skye Bolt from Giants

    Athletics Nation "They say lightning doesn’t strike twice, but it just did in the Oakland A’s organization. The A’s announced Wednesday that they’ve re-acquired Skye Bolt from the San Francisco Giants. The outfielder began the year with Oakland but was designated for..." May 05

  • Houston Astros Are Reportedly Complaining To MLB About Fans Taunting Them Too Much

    Total Pro Sports "You want to know how to get fans to taunt you even more? Complain about them taunting you, which will only make it worse. The Houston Astros visited Yankee Stadium to face the New York Yankees for the first time since the discovery of the team cheating during the 2017 season. The..." May 05

  • MLB stars who could be dealt (surprises included)

    MLB.com "Unlike in last year’s abbreviated season, teams around the Majors will have four months to establish themselves as contenders or pretenders prior to this year's July 30 Trade Deadline.   But with the first of those months behind them, it’s only natural to begin..." May 05

  • Astros' Dusty Baker on 'F--k Altuve' Chant: Yankees Fans 'Can Say Whatever They Want'

    Bleacher Report "Houston Astros manager Dusty Baker said the New York crowd's constant heckling may have played a role in Jose Altuve's hitless performance in Tuesday's 7-3 loss to the Yankees. "The fans were extremely hard on Altuve tonight," Baker told reporters...." May 05

  • Miguel Cabrera is Done

    The Big Lead "Miguel Cabrera is one of the best baseball players to ever step into the right-handed batter's box. A first-ballot Hall of Famer who at one time appeared to have the trajectory of a top-five all-time player, production-wise, barring a late-career implosion. But the best-laid plans tend to..." May 05

  • Terry Francona roasts Angel Hernandez for botched call: Why's it always you?

    The Score "Major League Baseball fans know Angel Hernandez well, and managers do too. So well, in fact, that when a botched call happened in Tuesday's game between the Kansas City Royals and Cleveland Indians, veteran skipper Terry Francona openly expressed his frustration..." May 05

  • What if the Rockies chose Nolan Arenado over Jeff Bridich?

    The Athletic "Because baseball is so flooded with numbers and because those numbers more or less mean what they meant 100 years ago, we can, with confidence, guess what a hitter or a pitcher contributes to his team over time. Todd Helton and Larry Walker each hit 49 home runs in a single season. They were..." May 05

  • Yankees, Mets to offer vaccines at the stadium – and free tickets for getting a shot

    USA Today "New York state is lifting occupancy limits for vaccinated fans attending Mets and Yankees games as part of the major reopening push, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Wednesday. The new rules allow vaccinated fans, as well as their children under age 16, to sit in special seating sections at..." May 05

  • Umpire Angel Hernandez admits he 'basically guessed' on controversial call in Cleveland-Royals game

    Kansas City Star "The Kansas City Royals jumped out to a three-run lead before the Cleveland Indians rallied to score the final seven of the game on Tuesday night. However, the play that led to the game’s second run caused raised eyebrows, on-field confusion, a harsh assessment of umpiring crew..." May 05

  • Drew Robinson makes San Francisco Giants' Triple-A roster despite losing eye in 2020 suicide attempt

    ABC7 "Drew Robinson, who lost his right eye in a suicide attempt last year, made the Opening Day roster for the San Francisco Giants' Triple-A affiliate and could play as soon as tomorrow when the Sacramento River Cats open their season with a six-game series in his hometown of Las..." May 05

  • Mariners, veteran reliever Ryan Dull agree to minors deal

    Yardbarker "The Mariners have agreed to a minor-league contract with veteran reliever Ryan Dull, tweets FanSided’s Robert Murray. He’ll presumably head to their Triple-A affiliate to join their bullpen. May 05

  • How is the Mets’ Jacob deGrom throwing this hard and still getting better?

    The Athletic "Jacob deGrom does not, as far as anyone knows, play the French horn. He pitches with two cleats on, his hat on straight, and with total commitment to his craft. And yet, when Randy Sullivan, founder of the Florida Baseball ARMory, a training facility in Lakeland that works with..." May 05

  • Brewers Sign Wade LeBlanc, Logan Forsythe

    Sportsnaut "The Milwaukee Brewers signed a pair of veterans to minor league contracts Tuesday, as left-hander Wade LeBlanc and infielder Logan Forsythe will serve as insurance policies for the major league club. May 05

  • Angels Select Phil Gosselin, Designate Scott Schebler

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Angels have selected the contract of infielder Phil Gosselin and designated outfielder Scott Schebler for assignment, per a team announcement. This is now the ninth straight season in the bigs for Gosselin, whom the Angels signed to a minor league contract over..." May 05

  • Blue Jays moving back to Buffalo’s Sahlen Field for June 1

    Sportsnet "The Toronto Blue Jays are returning to Buffalo’s renovated Sahlen Field beginning with a five-game homestand against the Miami Marlins and Houston Astros, according to a pair of industry sources. A move north had been expected, although the club had hoped to go..." May 05

  • MLB injuries are up again in 2021, and the sport is nowhere near solving the problem

    The Athletic "Another day, another round of physical concerns. The Mets scratched Jacob deGrom from his scheduled start Tuesday night and an MRI revealed inflammation in his right lat. The Brewers returned Christian Yelich to the injured list with lingering back trouble one day after..." May 05

  • Braves' Huascar Ynoa becomes first MLB pitcher to hit a grand slam since 2018

    CBS Sports "In a season marred by injuries and underperformance, righty Huascar Ynoa has stepped in and kept the Atlanta Braves rotation afloat. The 22-year-old took a 2.96 ERA from five starts (and one relief appearance) into Tuesday night's start against the Washington..." May 05

  • Royals Sign Alcides Escobar

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Royals turned back the clock Tuesday, announcing that they’ve agreed to terms with veteran shortstop Alcides Escobar on a minor league deal. Escobar, the Royals’ everyday shortstop for their 2014-15 World Series teams, will head to Triple-A Omaha to begin the..." May 04

  • MLB Pitchers Are Getting Injured at an Alarming Rate This Season

    The Big Lead "On Monday, the Los Angeles Dodgers announced Dustin May will undergo Tommy John surgery on his right elbow and be sidelined until the second half of the 2022 season. That was terrible news for the franchise as it was positioning May to be a future front-of-the-rotation guy. But the..." May 04

  • Chicago White Sox sign outfielder Brian Goodwin

    Sportsnaut "The Chicago White Sox signed free agent outfielder Brian Goodwin to a minor league deal on Tuesday in a move to help bolster the team’s decimated outfield. Goodwin, 30, was released by the Pittsburgh Pirates on Monday night. The White Sox announced Monday that Luis..." May 04

  • Reds' Amir Garrett gets 7-game ban for benches-clearing incident with Cubs

    The Score "Major League Baseball handed Cincinnati Reds reliever Amir Garrett a seven-game suspension and an undisclosed fine for inciting a benches-clearing incident during a contest against the Chicago Cubs over the weekend, the..." May 04

  • Luis Rojas' Job as Mets Manager Safe After Chili Davis, Tom Slater Firings

    Bleacher Report "Amid changes to his coaching staff on Monday night, New York Mets manager Luis Rojas reportedly isn't in danger of being fired right now.  According to SNY.tv's Andy Martino, Rojas' job "is safe." The Mets announced on Monday night..." May 04

  • Inside Minor League Baseball's experimental rules: Oversize bases, robot umps and moving the mound

    ESPN "Minor League Baseball finally returns to ballparks across the country, with Tuesday marking the first games since 2019 after all of last season was canceled because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Opening Day will feature 55 contests across four levels, though not every team that took the..." May 04

  • AL Central teams might have to lean on untested rookies

    USA Today "Throughout the course of a season, just about every major league team will find itself needing an inexperienced player to learn on the job and produce like a veteran. That's already happening in several MLB cities this year - either by choice or by necessity.  It just so..." May 04

  • Royals happy they rewarded Danny Duffy's loyalty

    MLB.com "For the past few years, Danny Duffy’s name has routinely surfaced in trade rumors, both in the offseason and in the weeks approaching the Trade Deadline. Why wouldn’t it? Duffy was among the highest-paid players on a rebuilding Royals team that had seen much of its..." May 04

  • Dusty Baker braces for Astros' return to Yankee Stadium: 'It's gonna be wild'

    Audacy "For the first time since the Houston Astros’ sign-stealing scandal of 2017 was unearthed, the team is headed to the Bronx to face the Yankees, whom they defeated that same year in the ALCS. While capacity limits only allow for approximately 10,000 fans to attend games in New..." May 04

  • All the Reasons Why It Has Never Been Harder to Be an MLB Hitter

    Bleacher Report "What happens in the first month of a given Major League Baseball season isn't necessarily indicative of what will happen in the next five months, yet the 2021 campaign has already birthed an alarming trend. Hitting, which was already notoriously difficult to begin with, is now..." May 04

  • Tony La Russa, under scrutiny, justified some of his critics’ skepticism in April

    The Athletic "He’s Tony La Russa. He’s going to be polarizing, especially when many in the game believe the White Sox never should have hired him as manager. At times in April, La Russa justified the skepticism of his critics, making decisions that were perplexing, even..." May 04

  • Rob Manfred’s $2.2 Billion MLB Expansion Fee on the High Side, at Least for Now

    Sportico "Major League Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred stated during a recent SporticoLive discussion on club valuations that the price tag for a MLB expansion franchise would be at least $2.2 billion. “If in fact these assets are worth an average $2.2 billion..." May 04

  • Mets Fire Hitting Coaches Chili Davis and Tom Slater After Dismal Start

    SI "The Mets fired hitting coach Chili Davis and assistant hitting coach Tom Slater on Monday night.  Hugh Quattlebaum will be the team's new hitting coach. Kevin Howard will now serve as an assistant. New York's offense has gotten off to a..." May 04

  • Jose Alvarado To Serve Two-Game Suspension

    NBC Sports Philadelphia "  Major League Baseball has reduced Jose Alvarado's suspension to two games. The Phillies' reliever began the suspension Monday night. With Alvarado out, the Phils called up lefty Cristopher Sanchez to help in the bullpen and sent Scott Kingery to the..." May 04