Jun 20, 2014, 5:20 PM EDT
J.J. Putz has allowed opponents to hit .529 off him in five appearances since coming off the disabled list two weeks ago and today the Diamondbacks decided they’ve seen enough, designating the veteran reliever for assignment.
Jun 20, 2014, 4:51 PM EDT
Jon Morosi of FOXSports.com reports that the Reds are “close” to a deal with Cuban pitcher Raisel Iglesias, who defected last November.
Jun 20, 2014, 3:45 PM EDT
Walking in the game-winning run was the final straw for the Reds.
Jun 20, 2014, 2:44 PM EDT
This offseason Vinnie Pestano lost his arbitration case to the Indians and then he got demoted to Triple-A in mid-April after just three appearances, but the once-elite setup man has now been called back up to Cleveland.
Jun 20, 2014, 2:14 PM EDT
Last night Jason Grilli gave up a game-tying homer against the Reds and today the Pirates announced that he’s been demoted from the closer role.
Jun 20, 2014, 1:43 PM EDT
It’s not exactly ideal timing considering his recent suspension and overall struggles this season, but Orioles third baseman Manny Machado has his own brand of salsa coming out.
Jun 20, 2014, 12:16 PM EDT
Mets catcher Travis d’Arnaud was demoted to the minors two weeks ago after hitting just .180 in 39 games (and .202 in 31 games as a rookie last season), but now he’s taking his frustration out on Triple-A pitchers in a huge way.
Jun 20, 2014, 11:51 AM EDT
Cubs top prospect Kris Bryant ended his Double-A career by winning the Home Run Derby at the All-Star game and last night he started his Triple-A career by homering in his first game.
Jun 20, 2014, 11:19 AM EDT
Scott Kazmir finished last season very strong with a 2.57 ERA and 43/4 K/BB ratio in five September starts and pitched well overall for the Indians, but when it came time to cash in as a free agent teams proved skeptical about his career being back on track after he fell all the way down to independent ball.
Jun 20, 2014, 10:47 AM EDT
Quadriceps surgery can now be added to the list of things that have contributed to derailing Ricky Romero’s once-promising career.
Jun 20, 2014, 10:15 AM EDT
Earlier this week the A’s purchased Triple-A left-hander Brad Mills from the Brewers for one dollar and tonight he’ll join Oakland’s rotation by starting against Boston.
Jun 19, 2014, 8:38 PM EDT
Clay Buchholz struggled in his first minor-league rehab start last week, but fared much better this afternoon by tossing six shutout innings at Triple-A Pawtucket.
Jun 19, 2014, 6:43 PM EDT
Cody Asche has been out for a month with a hamstring injury, but the Phillies are expected to activate the third baseman from the disabled list Friday.
Jun 19, 2014, 5:12 PM EDT
Cardinals right-hander Michael Wacha will not make his scheduled start Sunday, but the team says he’s healthy and they’re simply giving the 22-year-old some rest to limit his workload.
Jun 19, 2014, 4:20 PM EDT
Jim Callis of MLB.com reports that the Mets and first-round draft pick Michael Conforto have agreed to $2.97 million bonus that’s the exact slot recommendation for the 10th overall pick.
Jun 19, 2014, 3:45 PM EDT
David DeJesus has been one of the Rays’ few productive hitters this season, but now the veteran outfielder will be out of the lineup for a while with a fractured right hand suffered Wednesday on a check swing.
Jun 19, 2014, 3:05 PM EDT
Tony Campana’s walk-off single gave the Diamondbacks a win over the Brewers last night and his reward is a demotion to Triple-A about 15 hours later.
Jun 19, 2014, 1:20 PM EDT
What an incredibly fun player.
Jun 19, 2014, 12:46 PM EDT
Daniel Bard walked or plunked 16 of the 18 total batters he faced, and today the Rangers decided they’d seen enough and released the 29-year-old right-hander and his 175.50 ERA.
Jun 19, 2014, 12:16 PM EDT
Angels manager Mike Scioscia is taking a lot of heat locally for continuing to play struggling 42-year-old Raul Ibanez, especially after the team called up first base prospect C.J. Cron to provide an alternative at designated hitter.
Jun 19, 2014, 11:19 AM EDT
Brett Cecil was available out of the Blue Jays’ bullpen last night against the Yankees after taking five days off to rest a groin injury, but the former All-Star setup man walked the first batter he faced and then allowed a bases-clearing triple to Brian McCann.
Jun 19, 2014, 10:47 AM EDT
Mark Trumbo’s recovery from a fractured foot has taken much longer than expected, but the Diamondbacks left fielder said yesterday that he’s “good to go” and wants to begin a minor-league rehab assignment.
Jun 19, 2014, 10:15 AM EDT
Padres first baseman Yonder Alonso has been out since Monday with a sore right wrist and Bernie Wilson of the Associated Press reports that he’ll be placed on the disabled list.
Jun 18, 2014, 5:31 PM EDT
Jim Callis of MLB.com reports that the Mariners have signed No. 6 overall draft pick Alex Jackson to an above-slot bonus worth more than $4 million.
Jun 18, 2014, 4:46 PM EDT
Cleveland activated right-hander Zach McAllister from the disabled list and to make room for his return to the roster the Indians designated left-hander Josh Outman for assignment.
- Yankees acquire Chase Headley from Padres 63
- And That Happened: Monday’s scores and highlights 39
- Cliff Lee struggles in first start back from disabled list 15
- On the 10th anniversary of his MLB debut, let’s appreciate David Wright 29
- And That Happened: Sunday’s scores and highlights 36
- Odrisamer Despaigne loses his no-hitter with two outs in the eighth inning 8
- Brandon Belt headed to disabled list with concussion 5
- Cardinals are interested in David Price, but “would want a financial commitment” from him 47
- Baseball is dying, you guys (149)
- Luke Scott released from Korean team after calling coach a “liar” and a “coward” (108)
- Watch Derek Jeter tell Joe Buck to get the heck out of the clubhouse (91)
- Adam Wainwright follows the rules and pays the price (90)
- The Astros did not sign number one overall pick Brady Aiken. This is a big deal. (90)