Aug 6, 2014, 12:46 PM EDT
Not only did the Marlins surprise a lot of people by designating for assignment one-time top prospect Jacob Turner–who at 23 years old still has plenty of upside–they’re apparently thinking of replacing him in the rotation with 36-year-old Brad Penny.
Aug 6, 2014, 11:19 AM EDT
So now that he’s in St. Louis should the 37-year-old catcher be angry with how things went in Boston?
Aug 6, 2014, 10:47 AM EDT
After numerous delays in his recovery from a bulging disk in his lower back Giants center fielder Angel Pagan is finally ready to come off the disabled list and is expected to rejoin the lineup Thursday.
Aug 6, 2014, 10:15 AM EDT
Cardinals right-hander Michael Wacha took a big step in his recovery from a stress reaction in his shoulder by starting a throwing program Tuesday after six weeks on the sidelines.
Aug 5, 2014, 5:15 PM EDT
This afternoon the Yankees declined to pull back Matt Thornton when he was claimed on waivers by the Nationals, giving away the 37-year-old left-hander. And now to replace him in the bullpen they’ve called up 34-year-old left-hander Rich Hill from Triple-A.
Aug 5, 2014, 3:20 PM EDT
Most players are pulled back once they’re claimed during the August revocable waiver period, but it’s always interesting when a team claims a player and the original team simply says “OK fine, take him.”
Aug 5, 2014, 2:32 PM EDT
Jim Johnson worked out for the Orioles after being released by the A’s and most people assumed he was ready for a reunion in Baltimore, but not so fast says Ken Rosenthal of FOXSports.com.
Aug 5, 2014, 2:14 PM EDT
Garza was cruising along through six shutout, one-hit innings on just 71 pitches when he got hurt and given the nature of oblique strain recovery timetables he’s unlikely to pitch again before September.
Aug 5, 2014, 1:13 PM EDT
Craig logged just four plate appearances for the Red Sox after being acquired from the Cardinals in the deal for John Lackey.
Aug 5, 2014, 12:48 PM EDT
Victorino is under contract for $13 million next season.
Aug 5, 2014, 12:16 PM EDT
Rangers left-hander Derek Holland was supposed to throw three innings Monday night in his second minor-league rehab start at Triple-A, but instead he lasted just one inning as he comes back from knee surgery.
Aug 5, 2014, 11:50 AM EDT
Cotts had a career 4.63 ERA through 2009 and didn’t pitch in the majors at all from 2010-2012, but since joining the Rangers in 2013 he’s thrown 105 innings with a 2.14 ERA and 117/36 K/BB ratio.
Aug 5, 2014, 11:19 AM EDT
Brandon McCarthy for the Diamondbacks: 3-10 with a 5.01 ERA in 18 starts.
Brandon McCarthy for the Yankees: 4-0 with a 2.08 ERA in five starts.
Aug 5, 2014, 10:47 AM EDT
Kate Upton had a first-row seat behind Detroit’s dugout for last night’s Yankees-Tigers game in New York.
Aug 5, 2014, 10:15 AM EDT
Before being shut down Wacha built on his impressive rookie campaign by posting nearly identical numbers as a sophomore, including a 2.79 ERA and 83/26 K/BB ratio in 90 innings spread over 15 starts.
Aug 4, 2014, 4:50 PM EDT
In a serious blow to Pittsburgh’s playoff chances, the Pirates may be without center fielder, No. 3 hitter, and reigning National League MVP Andrew McCutchen until September because of an oblique muscle injury.
Aug 4, 2014, 4:32 PM EDT
Among all active players only Derek Jeter and Alex Rodriguez have gotten on base more times than Abreu’s career total of 3,973.
Aug 4, 2014, 2:44 PM EDT
This offseason the Nationals made Nate McLouth a very expensive fourth outfielder by signing him to a two-year, $10.75 million deal, but he’s hit just .173 in limited playing time and now he’s on the disabled list.
Aug 4, 2014, 1:33 PM EDT
Because the injuries to the Yankees’ starting rotation apparently never stop, David Phelps exited last night’s game after two innings with what the team is calling right elbow inflammation.
Aug 4, 2014, 12:16 PM EDT
Last week the Yankees made several moves before the trade deadline, but George King of the New York Post says one move they wanted to make but couldn’t pull off was acquiring Dustin Ackley from the Mariners.
Aug 4, 2014, 11:51 AM EDT
Out since July 19 with a quadriceps injury, Astros rookie slugger George Springer is scheduled to begin a minor-league rehab assignment today at Single-A.
Aug 4, 2014, 11:19 AM EDT
What was your favorite moment of the Dan Uggla Era in San Francisco?
Aug 4, 2014, 10:47 AM EDT
Yadier Molina is four weeks into what was expected to be an 8-12 week recovery from a torn thumb ligament.
Aug 4, 2014, 10:15 AM EDT
Johnson saved 51 games in 2012 and 50 games in 2013 as the Orioles’ closer, leading the league both seasons, but Baltimore dumped him (and his $10 million salary) on Oakland during the offseason.
Aug 1, 2014, 5:47 PM EDT
Henderson Alvarez has followed up last year’s no-hitter by being one of the best pitchers in the National League this season, but the Marlins have placed the 24-year-old right-hander on the disabled list with shoulder inflammation.
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