Jun 13, 2014, 10:47 AM EDT
Macklemore threw out the ceremoninal first pitch before last night’s Mariners-Yankees game in Seattle and … well, a couple things:
Jun 13, 2014, 10:15 AM EDT
Yankees catching prospect Gary Sanchez, who ranked 35th on Baseball America’s annual list heading into this season, has been benched at Double-A for repeated disciplinary reasons.
Jun 12, 2014, 6:20 PM EDT
Baseball cards and stat-heads, together at last.
Jun 12, 2014, 4:16 PM EDT
Chicago currently has John Baker and Eli Whiteside splitting time behind the plate because starting catcher Welington Castillo is on the disabled list with a rib cage injury.
Jun 12, 2014, 3:45 PM EDT
Two weeks ago the Phillies demoted Darin Ruf to Triple-A and he won’t be back in Philadelphia anytime soon, as Ryan Lawrence of the Philadelphia Daily News reports that the 27-year-old first baseman/outfielder has a broken bone in his left wrist.
Jun 12, 2014, 3:28 PM EDT
Nick Swisher is back from the disabled list and in the Indians’ lineup for tonight’s game after missing the past two weeks with a hyperextended left knee. To make room on the roster for his return Jason Giambi is headed to the disabled list with left knee inflammation.
Jun 12, 2014, 2:46 PM EDT
Arizona has claimed catcher/infielder Jordan Pacheco off waivers after he was designated for assignment by Colorado last week.
Jun 12, 2014, 2:15 PM EDT
Trevor Cahill cleared waivers after being designated for assignment earlier this week and the Diamondbacks have demoted the 26-year-old veteran of six big-league seasons to Single-A.
Jun 12, 2014, 12:51 PM EDT
Jesus Montero has been a bust for the Mariners since they acquired him as a top prospect from the Yankees for Miguel Pineda, but he’s hit reasonably well at Triple-A this season and now he’s on his way back to the majors.
Jun 12, 2014, 11:46 AM EDT
St. Louis’ lineup is about to get crowded, so who will be the one to go?
Jun 12, 2014, 11:11 AM EDT
Justin Verlander turned in another rough outing last night, allowing seven runs in 5.2 innings against the White Sox. And all the damage came in the sixth inning, following five scoreless frames to begin the game.
Jun 12, 2014, 10:30 AM EDT
Ryan Zimmerman has been playing left field for the Nationals since coming off the disabled list last week, but manager Matt Williams made it clear that he’ll return to third base once Bryce Harper is ready to come off the disabled list himself.
Jun 12, 2014, 9:45 AM EDT
It wasn’t quite as impressive as his laser to throw out Howie Kendrick at the plate Tuesday night, but A’s left fielder Yoenis Cespedes made another great throw last night to nail Albert Pujols at third base.
Jun 12, 2014, 9:20 AM EDT
As of last week Dodgers right-hander Chad Billingsley was making steady progress in his recovery from Tommy John surgery, but his minor-league rehab assignment has been shut down after he complained of elbow soreness.
Jun 11, 2014, 5:20 PM EDT
Tanner Scheppers’ nightmare season continues, as the Rangers right-hander is now headed back to the disabled list with elbow inflammation.
Jun 11, 2014, 4:16 PM EDT
One side effect of the Twins signing Kendrys Morales to be their everyday designated hitter is that it pushed Josmil Pinto out of the lineup and, it turns out, back to the minors.
Jun 11, 2014, 3:48 PM EDT
Carlos Marmol, who’s pitching at Triple-A for the Reds affiliate, has been placed on the restricted list because he “left the club without permission.”
Jun 11, 2014, 3:25 PM EDT
Francisco Liriano’s disappointing season continued Tuesday, as the reigning Comeback Player of the Year exited his start against the Cubs in the fourth inning with an oblique injury.
Jun 11, 2014, 2:55 PM EDT
After re-signing with the Red Sox shortstop Stephen Drew went 1-for-14 and then injured his oblique muscle, but the other Scott Boras client who sat out the first two months of the season before finally signing, Kendrys Morales, is showing zero signs of rust.
Jun 11, 2014, 1:50 PM EDT
Eddie Butler was shut down with a shoulder injury after making his MLB debut for Colorado earlier this week and now another very good Rockies pitching prospect is headed for elbow surgery.
Jun 11, 2014, 1:20 PM EDT
All-Star managers John Farrell and Mike Matheny have picked the other managers to add to their coaching staffs for the game.
Jun 11, 2014, 12:48 PM EDT
When the Cubs drafted Indiana University catcher Kyle Schwarber with the fourth overall pick it was viewed as a surprising move and the assumption was that they’d save money on that signing and use the extra funds to help snag a high-upside player later in the draft.
Jun 11, 2014, 12:16 PM EDT
Doug Fister’s debut for the Nationals was delayed until mid-May by a season-opening stint on the disabled list, but now he’s healthy and showing why so many people thought Washington pulled off a great trade getting him from Detroit this offseason.
Jun 11, 2014, 11:51 AM EDT
Matt Harvey has insisted all along that he planned to pitch this season, but now that his recovery process from Tommy John elbow surgery has been slowed down a bit by the Mets he’s come around to the idea that it might be 2015 before he sees games action in the majors again.
Jun 11, 2014, 11:19 AM EDT
Boston has signed veteran outfielder Andres Torres to a minor-league contract, the team announced.
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