The top stories, the best sites.
            
Poll: What's the future for Trump and the U.S.?
articles

content feeds for your site



baseball
   customize



Latest On James Paxton, Masahiro Tanaka  

Yankees southpaw James Paxton has been on the injured list since May 5 because of left knee inflammation, but it’s up in the air whether a return is imminent. Paxton said he still felt "something” in his knee during a bullpen session Friday, Kristie Ackert of the New York Daily News reports. While Paxton added…

what do you think?

2019-05-18 22:32:43



Shawn Kelley Undergoes Throat Surgery  

The Rangers placed reliever Shawn Kelley on the injured list May 9 (retroactive to May 6) because of an infection, though details of the condition weren’t publicly known at the time. It turns out Kelley had to undergo surgery Thursday to remove at least two lumps from his vocal cords, the right-hander announced Saturday (via…

what do you think?

2019-05-18 18:39:51



Minor MLB Transactions: 5/18/19  

The latest in minor moves from around the game… Cory Spangenberg, designated for assignment Tuesday by Milwaukee, cleared waivers and has been outrighted to AAA-San Antonio, tweets MLB.com’s Adam McCalvy. It’s a bit of a surprise that Spangenberg wasn’t claimed, given his versatility and near-league-average offensive performance when afforded full-time play. The former tenth overall…

what do you think?

2019-05-18 16:44:34



Cubs Claim Chandler Shepherd  

The Cubs have claimed righty Chandler Shepherd, per Gordon Wittenmyer of the Chicago Sun-Times.  Shepherd was designated for assignment by Boston yesterday morning. Shepherd, 26, transitioned to a full-time starter last season for Boston’s AAA-Pawtucket affiliate after having spent the majority of his four-year professional career in the bullpen. The experiment’s continued this season, to…

what do you think?

2019-05-18 16:01:57



Johnny Cueto Could Return This Season  

Giants right-hander Johnny Cueto is making quick progress in his recovery from August 2018 Tommy John surgery and could return this September, manager Bruce Bochy told reporters Saturday (via Kerry Crowley of the Bay Area News Group and Andrew Baggarly of The Athletic). After Cueto threw a bullpen session, Bochy declared: "He surprised a lot…

what do you think?

2019-05-18 15:30:32



Nationals Notes: Victor Robles, Justin Miller, Trevor Rosenthal  

Good news for the Nationals – relatively speaking – as X-rays came back negative on Victor Robles’ injured wrist, per Todd Dybas of NBC Sports (via Twitter). He incurred a wrist contusion in last night’s ballgame when Cole Hamels hit him with a pitch in Robles’ second at-bat. It is not yet clear whether Robles will…

what do you think?

2019-05-18 13:54:56



Braves Select Jerry Blevins, Release Jonny Venters  

The Braves are again shaking up the bullpen, selecting the contract of lefty Jerry Blevins, who’d been designated and outrighted earlier in the week after clearing waivers, to replace fellow lefty Jonny Venters, who’s been issued his release by the club. (Twitter link via MLB.com’s Mark Bowman). The latest chapter in the renaissance project for…

what do you think?

2019-05-18 13:15:29



Rays Notes: Wood, Pruitt, Bemboom  

The Tampa Bay Rays activated righty Hunter Wood from the injured list, per Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times (via Twitter). In a corresponding move, Austin Pruitt was optioned back to Triple-A Durham. Wood gives the Rays another long option to soak up the innings left behind in the wake of Tyler Glasnow’s injury. Before…

what do you think?

2019-05-18 11:10:28



Health Notes: Tatis Jr., Upton, Price, Diaz, K. Davis  

The Padres are hoping shortstop Fernando Tatis Jr. will return May 24, the start of a six-game road trip for the club, per Kevin Acee of the San Diego Union-Tribune. Tatis went to the injured list on April 30 with a hamstring strain, temporarily derailing a phenomenal start to the 20-year-old rookie’s career. The Padres…

what do you think?

2019-05-18 07:57:54



JB Shuck Trying To Become Two-Way Player  

The Pirates will attempt to convert veteran outfielder JB Shuck into a two-way player, director of player development Larry Broadway told Rob Biertempfel of The Athletic. Shuck will begin honing his pitching skills at Triple-A Indianapolis, where he has been playing since the Pirates outrighted him May 8. The journeyman Shuck, 31, cracked Pittsburgh’s injury-plagued…

what do you think?

2019-05-18 05:25:26



Blue Jays Starter Aaron Sanchez Leaves Start With Blister  

10:50pm: Thankfully, it sounds as if the initial outlook is fairly positive. The hope is that Sanchez will be ready for his next star, Chisholm tweets. 9:08pm: Blue Jays righty Aaron Sanchez was pulled from tonight’s outing with a blister, the team announced to reporters including MLB.com’s Gregor Chisholm (via Twitter). While the outlook isn’t yet known,…

what do you think?

2019-05-18 04:18:51



Yankees Injury Notes: Judge, Paxton, Gregorius, Stanton  

While the injury bug continues to fluster the Nationals attempt at contention in 2019, the Yankees are undeterred by its laundry list of injured players as it reshapes (time and again) their active roster. In storming back late to beat the Rays last night, the Yanks took control of the AL East despite an unfathomable…

what do you think?

2019-05-18 04:03:35



Alex Gordon Discusses Future Plans  

There has been some indication that Royals outfielder Alex Gordon might hang up his spikes at the end of the year, but his hot start has him leaning in the other direction. The veteran tells MLB.com’s Jeffrey Flanagan that he’s “at about 60-40” in favor of continuing his career past the 2019 season. Gordon is…

what do you think?

2019-05-18 02:28:44



Indians Recall Adam Plutko, DFA Neil Ramirez  

Adam Plutko was recalled from Triple-A to make the start in today’s ballgame for the Cleveland Indians, while Neil Ramirez was DFA’ed to make room, per The Athletic’s Zack Meisel (via Twitter). The team has announced the deal. Plutko, 27, made 12 starts for the Indians last season, going 4-5 with a 5.28 ERA, 6.10…

what do you think?

2019-05-18 02:24:41



Blue Jays Expect To Select Contract Of Ryan Feierabend  

The Blue Jays expect to select the contract of southpaw Ryan Feierabend, manager Charlie Montoyo tells reporters including Ben Nicholson-Smith of Sportsnet.ca (Twitter links). Potential corresponding moves aren’t yet known. If indeed Feierabend is called up and given the start tomorrow, it’d make for quite a story. The 33-year-old last appeared in the majors —…

what do you think?

2019-05-18 02:17:28



J.D. Martinez's Ex-Representative Suing Over Agency Switch  

In November 2017, at the start of what became a lucrative but drawn-out trip to free agency, slugger J.D. Martinez changed representation and hired famed agent Scott Boras. Now, 14-plus months after Martinez scored a five-year, $110MM guarantee from the Red Sox in February 2018, his former rep –  RMG Sports Group president Bob Garber…

what do you think?

2019-05-18 01:01:57



Pirates To Select Geoff Hartlieb  

The Pirates will select the contract of righty Geoff Hartlieb, according to Stephen Nesbitt of The Athletic (via Twitter). Corresponding roster moves aren’t yet known. Hartlieb, 25, has turned in a dozen solid appearances this year at Triple-A. Through 19 innings, he carries a 3.32 ERA with 10.9 K/9 and 5.2 BB/9. The numbers don’t jump…

what do you think?

2019-05-17 22:23:59



The Dozen Most Expensive One-Year Free Agent Hitters  

Many different types of free agents end up receiving relatively expensive, one-year deals. Some are looking for the right opportunity to earn a nice single-season paycheck while (hopefully) building up to a multi-year deal in the ensuing winter. Others settle for a solo campaign after trying and failing to find more. Some are younger players…

what do you think?

2019-05-17 20:27:33



Mets Designate Keon Broxton  

The Mets have designated outfielder Keon Broxton for assignment, Tim Healey of Newsday reports on Twitter. That opens the door for Carlos Gomez to join the club’s MLB roster for the first time since his debut season with the club way back in 2007. Gomez’s ascension was reported previously, so it comes as no surprise. Of…

what do you think?

2019-05-17 19:14:35



Mariners Select Ryan Garton, Designate Zac Rosscup  

The Mariners announced a group of moves that will change up their bullpen mix. Righty Ryan Garton’s contract was selected; he’ll be joined by fellow righty Matt Festa, who was recalled. To make 40-man space for Garton, the M’s have designated southpaw Zac Rosscup for assignment. Active roster space for Festa comes at the expense…

what do you think?

2019-05-17 18:02:50



Mariners Claim Andrew Moore, Designate Nick Rumbelow  

The Mariners announced that they’ve claimed right-hander Andrew Moore off waivers from the Giants and designated right-hander Nick Rumbelow for assignment in order to open space on the 40-man roster. Moore, 24, returns to the organization that selected him in the second round of the 2015 draft. He’d been traded to Tampa Bay as part…

what do you think?

2019-05-17 17:34:38



Nationals Activate Trea Turner, Option Wilmer Difo  

The Nationals have announced a series of roster moves, led by the return of shortstop Trea Turner from a lengthy stint on the injured list. Fellow infielder Wilmer Difo was optioned to create space for him. As expected, starter Anibal Sanchez was placed on the 10-day injured list after suffering a hamstring injury yesterday. Righty…

what do you think?

2019-05-17 15:01:07



Twins Place Nelson Cruz On IL, Promote Luis Arraez  

The Twins announced that they’ve placed designated hitter Nelson Cruz on the 10-day injured list due to a left wrist strain and promoted infield prospect Luis Arraez for his big league debut. Arraez’s promotion was initially reported by Daniel Alvarez Montes of El Extra Base (Twitter link). Cruz, 38, was signed to a one-year deal…

what do you think?

2019-05-17 13:41:42



Pirates Place Trevor Williams On IL, Outright Jacob Stallings  

The Pirates announced a series of roster moves this evening. Starter Trevor Williams is going on the 10-day injured list with a right side strain, creating a need for pitching reinforcements. Righty Clay Holmes was recalled. He’ll join Geoff Hartlieb in ascending to the active roster. With a need for one additional active roster spot…

what do you think?

2019-05-17 12:26:37



Red Sox Designate Chandler Shepherd For Assignment  

The Red Sox announced Friday morning that they’ve designated right-hander Chandler Shepherd for assignment in order to open a spot on the 40-man roster for catcher Oscar Hernandez, whose contract has been selected from Triple-A Pawtucket. Hernandez will join the active roster in place of catcher Sandy Leon as he departs for paternity leave. Shepherd,…

what do you think?

2019-05-17 10:50:12



Taijuan Walker Diagnosed With Sprained Shoulder Capsule  

Diamondbacks right-hander Taijuan Walker has been diagnosed with a sprained shoulder capsule, manager Torey Lovullo told reporters including MLB.com’s Steve Gilbert (links to Twitter). He’ll be shut down from throwing for at least six weeks. Fortunately, there was better news for veteran starter Zack Greinke, who also went in for an MRI. He’s said to…

what do you think?

2019-05-17 09:14:03



Mets To Select Carlos Gomez  

The Mets have informed veteran outfielder Carlos Gomez that they will select his contract from Triple-A Syracuse, per Mike Puma of the New York Post (Twitter link). He’ll join the club as Michael Conforto lands on the injured list due to a concussion. The 33-year-old Gomez was a top prospect with Mets back in 2006-07,…

what do you think?

2019-05-17 07:38:49



Minor MLB Transactions: 5/17/19  

We’ll track Friday’s minor move from around the league here… The Red Sox signed right-hander Dylan Thompson to a minor league contract, per an announcement from the independent American Association (Twitter link). Thompson had been slated to open the season with the AA’s Winnipeg Goldeyes before his contract was purchased by the Red Sox. A…

what do you think?

2019-05-17 06:56:30



AL East Notes: Gurriel, Orioles, Pop, Pedroia  

The latest from around the AL East… The Blue Jays have gotten little from their outfielders this season, though reinforcements could be on the way in the form of Lourdes Gurriel Jr.  Sportsnet.ca’s Shi Davidi checks in on Gurriel’s development as a utilityman, after Gurriel was sent to Triple-A in mid-April following some rough defensive…

what do you think?

2019-05-17 03:12:58



Cardinals Designate Luke Gregerson, Option Dominic Leone  

The Cardinals have designated veteran reliever Luke Gregerson for assignment, per a club announcement. Fellow right-hander Dominic Leone was optioned down to create another active roster spot. Those moves will clear the way for two other hurlers. The club has activated righty Carlos Martinez, who was expected to be brought back in a relief capacity this…

what do you think?

2019-05-17 03:02:48



Dodgers To Place Kenta Maeda On 10-Day Injured List  

The Dodgers will place right-hander Kenta Maeda on the 10-day IL before tomorrow’s game, according to Jorge Castillo of the Los Angeles Times (Twitter link).  Maeda’s placement caps off a busy day of roster-shuffling for the Dodgers, as the team also activated lefty Caleb Ferguson from the IL and sent catcher Rocky Gale and right-hander…

what do you think?

2019-05-16 20:54:52



AL Central Notes: McCann, Zimmermann, Tribe, Twins, Royals  

It isn’t any secret that the White Sox are eager to keep Jose Abreu in the fold, though another veteran may also be a candidate for a longer-term stint with the club.  While expressing to the Athletic’s James Fegan (subscription link) about how much the Sox would like to continue their relationship with Abreu, GM…

what do you think?

2019-05-16 20:08:56



Odrisamer Despaigne Opts Out Of Reds Contract  

Right-hander Odrisamer Despaigne has opted out of his minor league contract with the Reds, MLBTR has learned.  Despaigne inked the deal back in January, and would’ve earned $875K in guaranteed money had he reached Cincinnati’s Major League roster. Over eight starts and 41 1/3 innings for Triple-A Louisville this season, Despaigne had posted a 3.92…

what do you think?

2019-05-16 19:41:54



Blue Jays Option Teoscar Hernandez, Outright Socrates Brito  

The Blue Jays announced Thursday that outfielder Teoscar Hernandez has been optioned to Triple-A Buffalo and that fellow outfielder Socrates Brito cleared waivers and has been assigned outright to Buffalo following his recent DFA. Infielder Richard Urena is up from Triple-A in place of Hernandez. Toronto has held high hopes for Hernandez since acquiring him…

what do you think?

2019-05-16 16:49:22



Mariners Recall Mallex Smith, Option Shed Long  

Mallex Smith’s time in the minors didn’t last long. Less than two weeks after being optioned to Triple-A Tacoma, Smith has been recalled by the Mariners. In his place, infield prospect Shed Long was optioned to Tacoma. It was a brief but perhaps much-needed respite for Smith, who got out to an awful .165/.255/.247 start…

what do you think?

2019-05-16 16:42:43



Rays Acquire Erik Kratz, Designate Aaron Slegers  

The Rays have acquired catcher Erik Kratz and cash considerations from the Giants in exchange for either a player to be named later or cash, as per an announcement from the Giants’ Twitter feed.  Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports (Twitter links) was the first to report that Kratz had been dealt to…

what do you think?

2019-05-16 15:46:50



GM Rick Hahn On Jose Abreu's Future With White Sox  

Jose Abreu is in his final season of club control, but the White Sox apparently aren’t envisioning a future without him. Asked by MLB Network’s Matt Vasgersian about Abreu’s future (video link), Hahn wasn’t subtle about his desire for Abreu to be a part of the team beyond the 2019 season. “He’s been here throughout…

what do you think?

2019-05-16 15:34:20



Tigers Option Jeimer Candelario  

The Tigers announced after tonight’s game that they’ve optioned third baseman Jeimer Candelario to Triple-A Toledo. A corresponding roster move will be announced tomorrow, per the team. It’s a disappointing turn of events for the 25-year-old Candelario, whom the Tigers hoped could solidify himself as their third baseman of the future. Acquired in the 2017…

what do you think?

2019-05-16 14:57:23



Tigers Designate Reed Garrett For Assignment  

The Tigers have designated right-hander Reed Garrett for assignment, the team announced.  Righty Sandy Baez is on the way up from Triple-A to take the open spot on Detroit’s 25-man roster prior to Friday’s game. Garrett was selected out of the Rangers’ organization during last December’s Rule 5 Draft, and would be offered back to…

what do you think?

2019-05-16 13:21:36



Twins Option Trevor Hildenberger, Will Select Austin Adams  

The Twins announced following Wednesday’s game that they’ve optioned struggling righty Trevor Hildenberger to Triple-A Rochester. While no corresponding move was announced, La Velle E. Neal III of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports that the Twins are set to select the contract of right-hander Austin Adams from Rochester. SKOR North’s Darren Wolfson tweeted earlier in the afternoon…

what do you think?

2019-05-16 13:18:20



Twins Option Trevor Hildenberger, Will Select Austin Adams  

The Twins announced following Wednesday’s game that they’ve optioned struggling righty Trevor Hildenberger to Triple-A Rochester. While no corresponding move was announced, La Velle E. Neal III of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports that the Twins are set to select the contract of right-hander Austin Adams from Rochester. SKOR North’s Darren Wolfson tweeted earlier in the afternoon…

what do you think?

2019-05-16 13:18:18



Blue Jays Option Teoscar Hernandez, Outright Socrates Brito  

The Blue Jays announced Thursday that outfielder Teoscar Hernandez has been optioned to Triple-A Buffalo and that fellow outfielder Socrates Brito cleared waivers and has been assigned outright to Buffalo following his recent DFA. Infielder Richard Urena is up from Triple-A in place of Hernandez. Toronto has held high hopes for Hernandez since acquiring him…

what do you think?

2019-05-16 13:14:59



Nationals Expected To Place Anibal Sanchez On 10-Day IL  

Anibal Sanchez suffered a left hamstring strain that forced him out of today’s start in the second inning, and Nationals manager Davey Martinez told reporters (including Sam Fortier of the Washington Post) that Sanchez is headed for the injured list.  This will keep Sanchez out of action for at least one start, though the veteran…

what do you think?

2019-05-16 13:01:55



Brewers To Place Manny Pina On IL, Recall Jacob Nottingham  

The Brewers announced after last night’s game that catcher Manny Pina will be headed to the 10-day injured list with a hamstring injury. He’ll be replaced on the active roster by fellow receiver Jacob Nottingham, per MLB.com’s Adam McCalvy (via Twitter). It’s not clear how long Pina will be sidelined, but he’ll need to use…

what do you think?

2019-05-16 12:20:43



Tigers Option Jeimer Candelario  

The Tigers announced after tonight’s game that they’ve optioned third baseman Jeimer Candelario to Triple-A Toledo. A corresponding roster move will be announced tomorrow, per the team. It’s a disappointing turn of events for the 25-year-old Candelario, whom the Tigers hoped could solidify himself as their third baseman of the future. Acquired in the 2017…

what do you think?

2019-05-16 11:06:38



Tigers Recall Dawel Lugo  

The Tigers have called up infielder Dawel Lugo, per a club announcement. He’ll take the roster spot created when the team optioned out third baseman Jeimer Candelario. In addition to stepping into Candelario’s roster spot, Lugo will evidently also take over as the team’s regular third baseman. Manager Ron Gardenhire told reporters, including MLB.com’s Jason…

what do you think?

2019-05-16 10:58:17



Tigers Designate Reed Garrett For Assignment  

The Tigers have designated right-hander Reed Garrett for assignment, the team announced.  Righty Sandy Baez is on the way up from Triple-A to take the open spot on Detroit’s 25-man roster prior to Friday’s game. Garrett was selected out of the Rangers’ organization during last December’s Rule 5 Draft, and would be offered back to…

what do you think?

2019-05-16 10:56:07



Brewers To Place Manny Pina On IL, Recall Jacob Nottingham  

The Brewers announced after last night’s game that catcher Manny Pina will be headed to the 10-day injured list with a hamstring injury. He’ll be replaced on the active roster by fellow receiver Jacob Nottingham, per MLB.com’s Adam McCalvy (via Twitter). It’s not clear how long Pina will be sidelined, but he’ll need to use…

what do you think?

2019-05-16 08:24:39



GM Rick Hahn On Jose Abreu's Future With White Sox  

Jose Abreu is in his final season of club control, but the White Sox apparently aren’t envisioning a future without him. Asked by MLB Network’s Matt Vasgersian about Abreu’s future (video link), Hahn wasn’t subtle about his desire for Abreu to be a part of the team beyond the 2019 season. “He’s been here throughout…

what do you think?

2019-05-16 08:06:05



Someone Should (Finally) Put Andrew Cashner In Their Bullpen  

Back in 2017, Andrew Cashner posted a solid 3.40 ERA in 28 starts and parlayed that into a two-year, $16MM deal in Baltimore despite the fact that he ranked at the bottom of the league in terms of strikeout rate and swinging-strike rate in the season leading up to free agency. The contract almost seemed…

what do you think?

2019-05-16 08:05:04



Mets' Michael Conforto Diagnosed With Concussion  

7:28pm: Carlos Gomez was removed from tonight’s Triple-A game, leading MLB.com’s Anthony DiComo to speculate that the Mets will purchase Gomez’s contract before Friday’s game. 5:27pm: Mets outfielder Michael Conforto suffered a concussion after a scary collision with teammate Robinson Cano during today’s game.  Both Conforto and Cano were chasing after a Howie Kendrick fly…

what do you think?

2019-05-16 07:45:49



Twins Designate Addison Reed For Assignment  

The Twins announced that they’ve designated right-hander Addison Reed for assignment. The veteran setup man had been pitching on a rehab assignment in Triple-A Rochester after opening the season on the injured list due to a thumb sprain, though Dan Hayes of The Athletic tweets that Reed’s velocity was topping out at 88-89 mph in…

what do you think?

2019-05-16 06:37:04



Tigers Recall Dawel Lugo  

The Tigers have called up infielder Dawel Lugo, per a club announcement. He’ll take the roster spot created when the team optioned out third baseman Jeimer Candelario. In addition to stepping into Candelario’s roster spot, Lugo will evidently also take over as the team’s regular third baseman. Manager Ron Gardenhire told reporters, including MLB.com’s Jason…

what do you think?

2019-05-16 05:44:58



Nationals Expected To Place Anibal Sanchez On 10-Day IL  

Anibal Sanchez suffered a left hamstring strain that forced him out of today’s start in the second inning, and Nationals manager Davey Martinez told reporters (including Sam Fortier of the Washington Post) that Sanchez is headed for the injured list.  This will keep Sanchez out of action for at least one start, though the veteran…

what do you think?

2019-05-16 05:28:25



Twins Designate Addison Reed For Assignment  

The Twins announced that they’ve designated right-hander Addison Reed for assignment. The veteran setup man had been pitching on a rehab assignment in Triple-A Rochester after opening the season on the injured list due to a thumb sprain, though Dan Hayes of The Athletic tweets that Reed’s velocity was topping out at 88-89 mph in…

what do you think?

2019-05-16 05:25:13



Injured Athletics Hurlers Making Progress  

Several injured Athletics pitchers are on the march back to the majors, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports. Whether they’ll make it in time to help draw the team back into the postseason race remains to be seen. Jharel Cotton is furthest along among those sidelined with long-term maladies. He’s slated to launch…

what do you think?

2019-05-16 05:12:10



Mariners Recall Mallex Smith, Option Shed Long  

Mallex Smith’s time in the minors didn’t last long. Less than two weeks after being optioned to Triple-A Tacoma, Smith has been recalled by the Mariners. In his place, infield prospect Shed Long was optioned to Tacoma. It was a brief but perhaps much-needed respite for Smith, who got out to an awful .165/.255/.247 start…

what do you think?

2019-05-16 03:28:53



Someone Should (Finally) Put Andrew Cashner In Their Bullpen  

Back in 2017, Andrew Cashner posted a solid 3.40 ERA in 28 starts and parlayed that into a two-year, $16MM deal in Baltimore despite the fact that he ranked at the bottom of the league in terms of strikeout rate and swinging-strike rate in the season leading up to free agency. The contract almost seemed…

what do you think?

2019-05-16 02:39:03



Rockies Expected To Promote Brendan Rodgers  

The Rockies are expected to promote top prospect Brendan Rodgers, according to Thomas Harding of MLB.com. Corresponding moves remain to be seen, but a recent injury to shortstop Trevor Story is said to have played a role in the decision. The 22-year-old Rodgers has been considered an elite prospect ever since he went to the…

what do you think?

2019-05-16 01:15:05



Injured Athletics Hurlers Making Progress  

Several injured Athletics pitchers are on the march back to the majors, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports. Whether they’ll make it in time to help draw the team back into the postseason race remains to be seen. Jharel Cotton is furthest along among those sidelined with long-term maladies. He’s slated to launch…

what do you think?

2019-05-16 01:01:54



Marlins' Drew Steckenrider Out Indefinitely  

Marlins righty Drew Steckenrider will be sidelined for a yet-to-be determined period of time after Dr. James Andrews confirmed the team’s initial diagnosis of a right flexor strain, the team told reporters Wednesday (Twitter link via Wells Dusenbury of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel). For the time being, rest has been recommended rather than surgery. The…

what do you think?

2019-05-15 22:33:48



Jesus Luzardo Hires MVP Sports Group  

Athletics pitching prospect Jesus Luzardo has hired MVP Sports Group to represent him, according to Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle (via Twitter). The move comes less than a year since Luzardo’s previous agency change. Luzardo is nursing back to health after suffering a rotator cuff strain this spring. He has been throwing for several…

what do you think?

2019-05-15 22:01:07



Braves Designate Jesse Biddle For Assignment  

The Braves announced that they’ve designated left-hander Jesse Biddle for assignment on Wednesday and placed center fielder Ender Inciarte on the 10-day injured list due to a lumbar strain. Biddle’s 40-man roster spot will go to top prospect Austin Riley, whose previously reported promotion has now been made official. Atlanta also recalled Touki Toussaint from…

what do you think?

2019-05-15 21:48:17



Blue Jays Claim Jimmy Cordero  

The Blue Jays have claimed righty Jimmy Cordero off waivers from the Nationals, as Ben Nicholson-Smith of Sportsnet.ca was among those to cover on Twitter. Cordero was sent to Triple-A on optional assignment. Despite the Nats’ bullpen malaise, other teams are interested in their relievers that have failed to receive MLB looks this year. Cordero follows…

what do you think?

2019-05-15 18:03:49



Zack Greinke, Taijuan Walker Headed For MRIs  

The D-backs may have enjoyed a comfortable win this afternoon, but it’s quickly become a stressful day for the club and its fans due to a series of injuries. Zack Greinke and David Peralta both exited today’s game early, and The Athletic’s Zach Buchanan tweets that right-hander Taijuan Walker is slated to undergo an MRI…

what do you think?

2019-05-15 16:07:28



Miguel Andujar To Undergo Season-Ending Shoulder Surgery  

The Yankees announced tonight that third baseman Miguel Andujar will undergo surgery to repair the labrum tear in his right shoulder next Monday. He’s expected to miss the remainder of the 2019 season. The team and fans alike had huge hopes for Andujar, who finished second in 2018 American League Rookie of the Year voting,…

what do you think?

2019-05-15 14:22:55



Carlos Torres Opts Out Of Padres Deal  

Veteran right-handed reliever Carlos Torres has opted out of his minor league contract with the Padres, MLBTR has learned. Torres, 36, inked a minor league pact with the Padres back in January, and while he struggled in Spring Training, he’s had a solid start to his season in Triple-A El Paso. Through 25 1/3 frames,…

what do you think?

2019-05-15 13:57:07



Ben Zobrist Remains On Leave From Cubs Indefinitely  

Veteran utilityman Ben Zobrist has been away from the Cubs since May 8th owing to a previously undisclosed personal matter. It emerged today that the indefinite absence relates to marital troubles that have resulted in divorce proceedings, as ESPNChicago.com’s Jesse Rogers reports. Details of the matter are really not of interest from a baseball perspective,…

what do you think?

2019-05-15 13:28:38



Blue Jays Select Edwin Jackson  

The Blue Jays have selected the contract of righty Edwin Jackson, per a club announcement. Lefty Thomas Pannone was optioned out to create active roster space, with righty Matt Shoemaker moved to the 60-day injured list for a 40-man spot. Jackson’s addition to the MLB roster was a foregone conclusion when he was acquired recently…

what do you think?

2019-05-15 10:06:21



Rangers Recall Willie Calhoun, Place Elvis Andrus On Injured List  

The Rangers announced that they’ve recalled outfielder/designated hitter Willie Calhoun from Triple-A Nashville and placed shortstop Elvis Andrus on the 10-day injured list due to a hamstring strain. Texas also optioned righty Wei-Chieh Huang to Nashville and recalled left-hander Jeffrey Springs. Calhoun, of course, isn’t going to step into shortstop duties in Andrus’ absence. He’s…

what do you think?

2019-05-15 09:29:17



Twins Activate Miguel Sano, Place Mitch Garver On IL  

The Twins announced today that third baseman Miguel Sano is heading back onto the MLB roster. He’ll take the place of backstop Mitch Garver, who has been placed on the 10-day injured list after suffering an ankle sprain last night. Sano, who just celebrated his 26th birthday, has been working back from a heel injury…

what do you think?

2019-05-15 08:27:45



Latest On Rays' Pitching Staff  

Traditionalists may never fully embrace the approach, but it’s hard to argue with the results: through a quarter of the season, the Rays’ pitching staff has been lights out. By design, it’s a fluid and ever-evolving mix of hurlers. Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times provides an update on some particularly important arms for the…

what do you think?

2019-05-15 07:57:25



Indians Notes: Kemp, Gonzalez, Clevinger  

Here’s the latest from Cleveland… The Indians had “mild” interest in Matt Kemp before the Reds released the veteran outfielder earlier in May, The Athletic’s Ken Rosenthal writes (subscription required).  In fact, Rosenthal notes that Cleveland was the only team who expressed any interest at all in Kemp’s services.  Given the Tribe’s needs in both…

what do you think?

2019-05-15 07:34:20



Braves To Promote Austin Riley  

The Braves will promote top position-player prospect Austin Riley to the majors, according to David O’Brien of The Athletic (subscription link). Ender Inciarte is expected to be placed on the injured list with back tightness; the corresponding 40-man move isn’t yet known. With the move, the Braves are adding a player who entered the season…

what do you think?

2019-05-15 04:58:10



Latest On Tigers' Rotation  

The Tigers have already been hit hard by pitching injuries this season, and it doesn’t appear as if Jordan Zimmermann or Tyson Ross will be returning from the IL in the near future.  Zimmermann was sidelined with an UCL sprain on April 26, and he is still experiencing discomfort in his elbow when throwing from…

what do you think?

2019-05-15 03:19:08



Tigers Release Cameron Rupp  

The Tigers released Cameron Rupp from Triple-A Toledo earlier this week, as per the International League’s transactions page.  According to MLB.com’s Jason Beck (Twitter link), Rupp became expendable after catching prospect Jake Rogers was promoted from Double-A to Toledo, and veteran Bobby Wilson returned from injury. After receiving regular work behind the plate for the…

what do you think?

2019-05-15 03:13:38



Twins' Mitch Garver Diagnosed With High Ankle Sprain  

Twins catcher Mitch Garver exited tonight’s game after a play at the plate and has been diagnosed with a high ankle sprain, the team told reporters (Twitter link via Dan Hayes of The Athletic). He’ll be further evaluated tomorrow. Garver was injured on what ultimately proved to be a game-saving play in the eighth inning;…

what do you think?

2019-05-15 03:03:52



Angels Option Justin Bour, Will Select Jared Walsh  

The Angels announced following tonight’s game that they’ve optioned first baseman Justin Bour to Triple-A Salt Lake. They’ll make a corresponding roster move prior to tomorrow’s game, which, according to Jeff Fletcher of the Orange County Register (Twitter link), will be to select the contract of first baseman/left-handed reliever Jared Walsh. Though Bour is a…

what do you think?

2019-05-15 02:25:28



Rangers Notes: Ragans, Odor, Mazara, Miller  

The Rangers received yet even more terrible news on the prospect front Tuesday, as 2016 first-rounder Cole Ragans will undergo the second Tommy John surgery of his young career, per a team announcement. Ragans underwent Tommy John surgery last March but re-tore the ligament in his right elbow and will now miss a second season…

what do you think?

2019-05-15 01:51:09



Felix Hernandez Expected To Miss 4-6 Weeks Due To Lat Strain  

Mariners right-hander Felix Hernandez is expected to miss four to six weeks after an MRI revealed a Grade 1 lat strain, per Corey Brock of The Athletic (Twitter link). The injury to Hernandez comes as the Mariners were on the verge of getting left-hander Wade LeBlanc back into the rotation after a stay in the…

what do you think?

2019-05-14 16:32:34



Jed Lowrie Suffers Setback  

Mets infielder Jed Lowrie has suffered a setback that will delay his activation, Andy Martino of SNY.tv reports on Twitter. A “slight hamstring strain” will force Lowrie back to extended spring training for several more weeks of rehab work. Lowrie has already spent the first six weeks of the season on the injured list with a…

what do you think?

2019-05-14 15:38:13



Brewers To Designate Cory Spangenberg; Travis Shaw Likely Headed To IL  

The Brewers appear to have lined up roster moves to accommodate the promotion of second baseman Keston Hiura. Milwaukee will designate utilityman Cory Spangenberg for assignment, per an announcement from the club’s San Antonio affiliate. And it appears likely that third baseman Travis Shaw will head to the IL with a wrist injury, according to Ken…

what do you think?

2019-05-14 14:39:20



Andujar Again Weighing Options; Stanton Dealing With Shoulder Strain  

A followup MRI on the ailing right shoulder of Yankees third baseman Miguel Andujar revealed little to no changes in his shoulder from the April MRI that initially revealed a small labrum tear, manager Aaron Boone told reporters Tuesday afternoon (Twitter links via James Wagner of the New York Times and Bryan Hoch of MLB.com).…

what do you think?

2019-05-14 11:05:52



Prospect Promotions & Super Two Timing  

Super Two status opens the door to an extra season of arbitration eligibility for certain younger players. Among players in the 2+ service class that spent at least 86 days in the prior season on an active MLB roster (or the injured list), the top 22% in terms of total service receive the Super Two…

what do you think?

2019-05-14 10:48:58



Brewers Promote Keston Hiura  

12:34pm: Hiura’s promotion is official, along with the corresponding moves to open roster space. 9:33am: The Brewers will promote exciting second base prospect Keston Hiura, according to Robert Murray of The Athletic (Twitter link). Precise timing and corresponding roster moves aren’t yet clear. Hiura, 22, entered the present season as a consensus top-twenty prospect leaguewide. Baseball Prospectus…

what do you think?

2019-05-14 09:53:44



Giants To Promote Shaun Anderson  

The Giants are set to select the contract of righty Shaun Anderson, as Kerry Crowley of the Bay Area News Group was among those to report on Twitter. He’s expected to start the club’s contest on Wednesday. It isn’t clear yet what the Giants will do to clear roster space. Neither is it known whether…

what do you think?

2019-05-14 07:41:34



Julio Urias Reportedly Arrested  

Dodgers pitcher Julio Urias was arrested last night, according to a report from TMZ Sports. The 22-year-old was seen “arguing with a female companion” and allegedly “shoved her to the ground.” Though the identity of the alleged victim is not known, Urias is said to have been arrested on suspicion of “misdemeanor domestic battery.” The…

what do you think?

2019-05-14 07:07:13



MLBTR Chat Transcript  

Click here to read a transcript of Tuesday’s chat with MLBTR’s Steve Adams.

what do you think?

2019-05-14 06:44:54



Trea Turner Begins Rehab Assignment  

Nationals shortstop Trea Turner is set to launch a rehab assignment today, Mark Zuckerman of MASNsports.com reports on Twitter. He’ll open at High-A Potomac. Turner was off to a scorching start to the season before he suffered a broken right index finger, with two home runs and four steals in just four games of action.…

what do you think?

2019-05-14 05:55:40



Minor MLB Transactions: 5/13/19  

Here are the day’s minor moves from around the game: The Pirates outrighted southpaw Tyler Lyons after he cleared waivers, per a club announcement. The 31-year-old reliever will have the option of electing free agency, if he has not already decided to accept the assignment. Through seven seasons in the majors, Lyons carries a 4.20 ERA…

what do you think?

2019-05-14 05:35:48



Braves Designate Jerry Blevins  

The Braves have designated lefty Jerry Blevins for assignment, MLB.com’s Mark Bowman tweets. Righty Kyle Wright was already optioned down, thus creating two active roster openings that will be filled by relievers Jesse Biddle (back from the IL) and Wes Parsons (recalled from Triple-A). Blevins opened the season in the Athletics organization, facing the unfamiliar position of earning…

what do you think?

2019-05-14 04:13:33



Royals Designate Frank Schwindel For Assignment  

The Royals have designated first baseman Frank Schwindel for assignment in order to open a spot on the roster for infield prospect Nicky Lopez, whose previously announced promotion to the Major Leagues is now official (Twitter link via Lynn Worthy of the Kansas City Star). Schwindel, 26, opened the 2019 season on the active roster…

what do you think?

2019-05-14 04:08:13



Latest On MASN Dispute  

MAY 14: Court filings reveal that the recent arbitration ruling largely reflected the decision of the original panel, per a report from Ben Strauss of the Washington Post. If the ruling is upheld, MASN will likely be required to disburse something on the order of $60MM to $70MM in back payments to the Nationals. (The panel awarded…

what do you think?

2019-05-14 03:54:12



Yankees Acquire Kendrys Morales  

The Yankees announced that they’ve acquired first baseman/designated hitter Kendrys Morales from the Athletics in exchange for cash or a player to be named later. In order to open a spot on the 40-man roster, New York transferred righty Jonathan Loaisiga from the 10-day injured list to the 60-day injured list. Morales, 35, was designated…

what do you think?

2019-05-14 01:17:19



Jonathan Loaisiga Shut Down For Four Weeks  

Even as the Yankees welcome injured players back to the roster — Aaron Hicks was activated for his season debut today — new injuries continue to pile up. The team announced today that right-hander Jonathan Loaisiga has been placed on the 10-day injured list due to a shoulder strain, and manager Aaron Boone announced to…

what do you think?

2019-05-13 19:49:37



Marcell Ozuna Hires MDR Sports Management  

Cardinals outfielder Marcell Ozuna has hired MDR Sports Management to represent him, the agency announced. He’s preparing for free agency after earning $12.25MM this season, his final arbitration campaign. Ozuna’s new reps have a clear focus on Latin American ballplayers. Their lengthy client list includes one player of particular note: Ozuna’s teammate and Cardinals fixture Yadier Molina.…

what do you think?

2019-05-13 18:10:30



Indians To Promote Oscar Mercado  

The Indians are calling upon a top minor-league performer, per MLB.com’s Mandy Bell (via Twitter). Young outfielder Oscar Mercado is heading up to the MLB roster, with Tyler Naquin likely headed to the 10-day injured list. Mercado, a former second-round pick who was picked up in a trade last summer from the Cardinals, has been…

what do you think?

2019-05-13 17:42:20



MLBTR Chat Transcript: Giants, Bumgarner, Tigers  

Click here to read a transcript of today’s chat with Tim Dierkes.

what do you think?

2019-05-13 15:20:45



Royals Promote Nicky Lopez  

The Royals have selected the contract of young infielder Nicky Lopez, per a club announcement. Righty Jake Newberry will be optioned to open an active roster spot; the 40-man move will be announced tomorrow. Lopez’s ascent comes as a bit of a surprise. It was just two days ago, after all, that the club indicated…

what do you think?

2019-05-13 13:50:28



Giants Designate Erik Kratz For Assignment  

The Giants announced Monday that they’ve designated veteran catcher Erik Kratz for assignment. The organization will have a week to trade Kratz, release him, or pass him through outright waivers if they still wish to attempt to keep him in the organization. Kratz, 38, has hit just .125/.222/.281 in his 36 plate appearances as a…

what do you think?

2019-05-13 10:31:36






Top Activity Today

register to participate
xpfree
morseabstracts.com
emmaaman
toneexcelrich.blogspot.my/
ultimatetechnews
ultimate-tech-news.com
budnetdomain
budnetdomain.in/ecommerce.php
christaintaro
5096702071
zazzle.com/bibleverseproducts
liamnoah000
livetechnicianhelp.com/
merujhaspell
merujhaspell.webs.com
mjamalu
brilliantkeepsakes.etsy.com
EZTreeCare
ez-treecare.com


Activity Feed

anonymous  liked the article 'Ralph Breaks the Internet, and Explodes a Bunny, in the Debu...' in tech

anonymous  liked the article 'Better Business Bureau reviews are not always better' in web marketing

anonymous  liked the article 'The Expendables: AFC players who could be cap casualties as ...' in sports

anonymous  liked the article 'DC’s Titans TV Show Set Photo Reveals Anna Diop as Starfir...' in movies

anonymous  liked the article 'Ajak Deng Returns to Modeling a Week After Announcing Her Re...' in fashion

anonymous  liked the article 'Former Visceral Devs Reveal That They Worked on a Jack the R...' in video games

anonymous  liked the article 'WSOP 2019 Events Schedule Released ' in gambling

anonymous  liked the article 'Ajak Deng Returns to Modeling a Week After Announcing Her Re...' in fashion

anonymous  liked the article 'Weather for Earth Day celebrations in cities across the US' in weather

anonymous  liked the article 'What Makes a House a Home' in home

anonymous  liked the article 'Ajak Deng Returns to Modeling a Week After Announcing Her Re...' in fashion

anonymous  liked the article 'How to Be Brave in Front of a Group of People' in how-to

anonymous  liked the article 'Full Set of Faux-Leather Seat Covers in Choice of 4 Colors -...' in shopping

anonymous  liked the article 'Breakfast All Day: 27 Egg Recipes That Make Great Dinners' in food

anonymous  liked the article 'Highland Green, Lombard, Illinois - May 2018' in real estate

anonymous  liked the article 'Bella Hadid May Have Edged Out Kendall Jenner With Her Sexy ...' in fashion

anonymous  liked the article 'Tali's Mass Effect' in art

anonymous  liked the article '5Nts 4-Star All-Incl. Hilton Puerto Vallarta from $208/night' in shopping

anonymous  liked the article 'The 1 Recipe to Make Out of Chrissy Teigen's Cookbook, ...' in food

anonymous  liked the article 'Ajak Deng Returns to Modeling a Week After Announcing Her Re...' in fashion

anonymous  liked the article 'Tesla is shuffling its board of directors amid ongoing negot...' in business

anonymous  liked the article 'ZR1-Upmanship: Corvette ZR1 Tops Ford’s GT Fast Lap at VIR...' in vehicles

anonymous  liked the article 'Eastern Gray Squirrel ~ Cat Squirrel' in animals

anonymous  liked the article 'Tesla is shuffling its board of directors amid ongoing negot...' in business

anonymous  liked the article 'Analysis: Why the acting attorney general won't recuse himse...' in news

anonymous  liked the article 'Extreme Weather on Venus Might Change the Length of Its Days' in tech

anonymous  liked the article 'School's dress code video causes uproar' in news

anonymous  liked the article 'Receptor protects against allergies, asthma' in science

anonymous  liked the article 'Why Clothes in the Courtroom Matter' in fashion

anonymous  liked the article 'How a 30K-member Facebook group filled the void left by Uber...' in tech

anonymous  liked the article 'Warriors host kids from Stoneman Douglas at practice' in basketball

anonymous  liked the article 'Despite Trump caterwauling, Sunday NFL ratings up 6%' in business

anonymous  liked the article 'Gambling Informant Claims Billionaire Offered Millions to Sl...' in gambling

anonymous  liked the article 'Quick tip: Here's an easy way to clean your slow cooker ...' in tech

anonymous  liked the article 'Wanderer of the sands by Draaket' in art

anonymous  liked the article 'Tesla is shuffling its board of directors amid ongoing negot...' in business

anonymous  liked the article 'Midday open thread: Russian spaceflight chief throws shade o...' in politics

anonymous  liked the article 'PM Roundup: Anna Kendrick; Coby White Is North Carolina's Pa...' in sports

anonymous  liked the article 'New Suzuki Jimny is a blocky cute-ute with shades of G-Class...' in tech

anonymous  liked the article 'Re: STS 2017 Discussion Thread' in crafts

anonymous  liked the article 'Tesla is shuffling its board of directors amid ongoing negot...' in business

anonymous  liked the article 'Just A Few Logistical Questions on Donald Trump Saying Visit...' in sports


anonymous  liked the article 'Commission Launched by President Trump Finds No Widespread V...' in news

anonymous  liked the article 'les cyclades 9' in art

anonymous  liked the article 'Holly Krieger's Favorite Theorem' in science

anonymous  liked the article 'Commission Launched by President Trump Finds No Widespread V...' in news

anonymous  liked the article 'Crisp Looks to Copy' in shopping

anonymous  liked the article 'Eco Kitchens Made With Bamboo – Sustainable Kitchens of th...' in home

anonymous  liked the article 'Orbital Forensics Hint at Sun's Long-Lost Planet' in science

anonymous  liked the article 'Helicopter lands in California park during super bloom' in news

anonymous  liked the article 'Ryan Shazier stands at Pittsburgh Penguins game' in football

anonymous  liked the article 'ESO Observes Colossal Bubbles on Red Giant Star --"Each Woul...' in science

anonymous  liked the article 'No Extension Talks Between Tigers, Nick Castellanos' in baseball

anonymous  liked the article 'How to Change the Language on an iPhone' in how-to

anonymous  liked the article 'Nike - Nike Kawa Shower Men's Sandals $13.57' in shopping

anonymous  liked the article 'Charlotte's smart decision on GOP convention ' in news

anonymous  liked the article 'The Man Behind the EU's Copyright Law is 'Surprised' By What...' in tech

anonymous  liked the article 'Google Confirms Testing Pages With Zero Search Results by @M...' in web marketing


anonymous  liked the article 'patrick melrose.mp4' in movies

anonymous  liked the article '10 Unique Halloween Traditions From Around The World' in fun facts

anonymous  liked the article 'Fitbit?' in family

anonymous  liked the article 'Disney released a new 'Winnie the Pooh' animation to celebra...' in business

anonymous  liked the article 'QB Barnett enrolls at USF as grad transfer' in sports

anonymous  liked the article 'Malaysia Street view' in art

anonymous  liked the article 'The Cranes of River Clyde' in nature

anonymous  liked the article 'Baylor players react to Art Briles termination' in sports

anonymous  liked the article 'Ajak Deng Returns to Modeling a Week After Announcing Her Re...' in fashion

anonymous  liked the article 'Ajak Deng Returns to Modeling a Week After Announcing Her Re...' in fashion

anonymous  liked the article 'Wayne Market Trends for April 2018' in real estate


anonymous  liked the article 'Thunderstorms to bring the risk of damaging wind, hail and t...' in weather

anonymous  liked the article '$100 Lowe's Digital Gift Card (Email Delivery) $90' in shopping

anonymous  liked the article 'Weekly Recap: Star Wars Battlefront 2 Revealed, PSN #1 in Ap...' in video games

anonymous  liked the article 'Ajak Deng Returns to Modeling a Week After Announcing Her Re...' in fashion

anonymous  liked the article 'White Mountain Women's Tifton Combat Boots for $17 + free s&...' in shopping

anonymous  liked the article 'Condo for Sale in Auburn AL - Eagles Landing Unit 34' in real estate

anonymous  liked the article 'Ajak Deng Returns to Modeling a Week After Announcing Her Re...' in fashion

anonymous  liked the article 'Brooklyn Nine-Nine Season 6 Starts Production at NBC!' in movies

anonymous  liked the article 'Masters Ratings: Early Start Hurts Final Number But CBS Spin...' in sports

anonymous  liked the article 'North Korea Once Made A Monster Movie And It Was Super Crazy' in humor

anonymous  liked the article 'VIDEO: The vest that lets you feel words' in news


anonymous  liked the article 'Commission Launched by President Trump Finds No Widespread V...' in news

anonymous  liked the article 'Junk Store Birdhouse' in crafts

anonymous  liked the article 'Thunderstorms to bring the risk of damaging wind, hail and t...' in weather



anonymous  liked the article 'Imaging, Endoscopy, and Fiber Optics Applications Benefit fr...' in science

anonymous  liked the article 'Commission Launched by President Trump Finds No Widespread V...' in news

anonymous  liked the article 'Scientists Discover the Secret to Ancient Roman ‘Gate to H...' in news

anonymous  liked the article 'New York City to repay $5.3m in hurricane relief fraud' in news

anonymous  liked the article 'VIDEO: Anne Hathaway can’t hold back tears during surprise...' in lgbt

anonymous  liked the article 'How Physics Lost Its Way' in science

anonymous  liked the article 'Anyone else due the first week of school for their older kid...' in family

anonymous  liked the article 'The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly of Hyper-Converged Infrastr...' in tech

anonymous  liked the article 'Birds Meet Their Fly Sneaker ‘Twins’ in This Highly Amus...' in news

anonymous  liked the article 'Riverdale’s KJ Apa Lands The Hate U Give Role, Replacing K...' in movies

anonymous  liked the article 'Fill out your bracket!' in sports
All Rights Reserved.   Terms Of Use   Contact Us