Jul 21, 2014, 1:20 PM EDT
There’s no room for Nick Franklin in Seattle because the Mariners don’t trust his defense at shortstop and Robinson Cano kind of has second base locked down for a while, but he’d make plenty of sense for a lot of other teams.
Jul 21, 2014, 12:48 PM EDT
Michael Pineda hasn’t pitched since being suspended for pine tar in April and then suffering an unrelated shoulder injury, but the right-hander has been cleared to throw live batting practice following numerous setbacks.
Jul 21, 2014, 12:16 PM EDT
Playing through an injury: Still a really, really bad idea.
Jul 21, 2014, 11:51 AM EDT
It was the first stolen base of Kershaw’s career. Obviously.
Jul 21, 2014, 11:19 AM EDT
David Wright, Hall of Famer?
Jul 21, 2014, 10:47 AM EDT
Roark was drafted in the 25th round by the Rangers in 2008 and came to the Nationals in the mid-2010 trade for Cristian Guzman. He never cracked anyone’s top-100 prospect list and didn’t even debut in the majors until age 26 last season after posting an underwhelming 4.04 ERA in the minors.
Jul 21, 2014, 10:15 AM EDT
Joel Peralta has been feeling sick since returning from a vacation to his home in the Dominican Republic during the All-Star break and the Rays reliever believes he contracted the chikungunya virus while there.
Jul 18, 2014, 9:35 PM EDT
Skip Schumaker had hoped that the All-Star break would provide enough time to recover from a July 10 concussion, but the Reds utility man remains out of the lineup with continued symptoms.
Billy Butler doesn’t want to be traded, says Royals should pick up his $12.5 million option for 2015
Jul 18, 2014, 9:03 PM EDT
Billy Butler has been mentioned in multiple trade rumors recently, in part because he’s played poorly enough this season that picking up next year’s $12.5 million team option no longer seems like a no-brainer.
Jul 18, 2014, 8:02 PM EDT
Cliff Lee struggled in a minor-league rehab start Monday at Single-A, allowing eight runs and failing to make it out of the fifth inning as he comes back from elbow problems, but the Phillies have decided he’s ready to rejoin the rotation.
Jul 18, 2014, 7:14 PM EDT
Cain, who apparently never reveals much of anything to reporters about his health status, said only: “I’m feeling like I’m feeling.”
Jul 18, 2014, 6:47 PM EDT
Sunday Night Baseball this weekend features the Cardinals and Dodgers, and things had been lined up for All-Star starter Adam Wainwright to face off against the man some people felt should have gotten the starting nod, reigning Cy Young winner Clayton Kershaw.
Jul 18, 2014, 6:15 PM EDT
Padres closer Huston Street has been linked to the Angels for a while now and Jim Bowden of ESPN.com reports that the two sides are “close to finalizing a deal” for the All-Star right-hander.
Jul 17, 2014, 5:32 PM EDT
Texas’ never-ending roster shuffling continues.
Jul 17, 2014, 4:46 PM EDT
When last we checked in with Dontrelle Willis the former Rookie of the Year had been released by the Giants in April and was talking about potentially becoming a pitching coach.
Jul 17, 2014, 3:45 PM EDT
Ryan Hanigan’s strained oblique muscle didn’t get any better during the All-Star break, so the Rays have placed the catcher on the disabled list retroactive to July 9.
Jul 17, 2014, 2:49 PM EDT
Wang won 19 games in back-to-back seasons for the Yankees in 2006 and 2007, but since then he’s logged a total of 259 innings with a 5.67 ERA while repeatedly being sidelined by injuries.
Jul 17, 2014, 2:25 PM EDT
Chatwood started 20 games with a 3.15 ERA for the Rockies last season as a 23-year-old, but made it just four starts this season before being shut down and is now likely to miss most of 2015 as well.
Jul 17, 2014, 2:04 PM EDT
Journeyman infielder Irving Falu began this season with the Brewers, got claimed off waivers by the Padres on June 26, and has now been claimed back off waivers by the Brewers today.
Jul 17, 2014, 1:23 PM EDT
Last month the A’s bought left-hander Brad Mills from the Brewers for the princely sum of one dollar. Then, after promoting him to the majors and giving him three starts the A’s designated him assignment. And now the Blue Jays have claimed Mills off waivers.
Jul 17, 2014, 12:46 PM EDT
Anthony Rendon definitely didn’t mind missing out on the All-Star game.
Jul 17, 2014, 11:51 AM EDT
Phillies closer Jonathan Papelbon has made it very clear that he’d waive his veto rights and welcome a trade to a contender, and Mark Saxon of ESPN Los Angeles talked to “a baseball source” who expects the Dodgers to make a run for the 33-year-old right-hander.
Jul 17, 2014, 11:19 AM EDT
It’s been less than nine months since the Red Sox hoisted the World Series trophy and less than eight months since general manager Ben Cherington won the Executive of the Year award, but with the team sitting at 43-52 he’s already started to apologize for this year’s product.
Jul 17, 2014, 10:47 AM EDT
His starting the All-Star game was purely a stunt, because in four regular season appearances McGrady posted a 6.75 ERA and walked 10 batters in 6.2 innings without recording a single strikeout.
Jul 17, 2014, 10:15 AM EDT
Kemp is making $21 million this season and is owned another $21 million in 2015 followed by $21.5 million per season from 2016-2019.
- Cardinals acquire Justin Masterson from Indians 10
- There’s a “very good chance” the Red Sox trade Lackey and Lester 43
- Hey, Rube: Phillies pay dearly for Amaro’s misguided loyalty 60
- And That Happened: Tuesday’s scores and highlights 54
- Dodgers announce Vin Scully will return for 2015 season 49
- Jon Lester scratched Wednesday amid trade speculation 38
- Rays are “talking and willing” to trade ace lefty David Price; Cardinals and Dodgers interested 41
- Phillies wanted Joc Pederson, Corey Seager, and Julio Urias from Dodgers for Cole Hamels 90
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- Must-click link: sexual depravity — and possibly rape — in the minor leagues (104)
- The Nationals and Orioles dispute over TV money is about to explode (101)