Jul 1, 2014, 11:19 AM EDT
Bautista is leading the American League in All-Star votes with nearly five million and also leads the league in walks and on-base percentage while hitting .304 with 15 homers and a .956 OPS in 78 games.
Jul 1, 2014, 10:47 AM EDT
Escobar has had a poor first half, batting .244 with four homers and a .650 OPS that’s 80 points below his career mark, and his usually stellar defensive numbers have dipped significantly.
Jul 1, 2014, 10:15 AM EDT
The struggling catcher is owed $17 million per season through 2018.
Jun 30, 2014, 5:47 PM EDT
Yankees general manager Brian Cashman gave an update on Michael Pineda’s setback-filled recovery from a strained back muscle, telling Brendan Kuty of the Newark Star Ledger that the rehabbing right-hander “is going through baby steps.”
Jun 30, 2014, 5:07 PM EDT
Pineiro was once a solid mid-rotation starter for the Mariners, Cardinals, and Angels, earning nearly $50 million over a 12-year career, but he hasn’t pitched in the majors since 2011 and at age 35 he looks finished.
Jun 30, 2014, 4:46 PM EDT
For now at least David Wright has avoided the disabled list with a bruised rotator cuff in his left shoulder, but the Mets just announced that the All-Star third baseman will be out of the lineup until at least Friday.
Jun 30, 2014, 3:45 PM EDT
Rockies right-hander Jhoulys Chacin, who began the year on the disabled list with a shoulder injury and missed the first month of the season, is now headed back to the DL with more shoulder problems.
Jun 30, 2014, 2:44 PM EDT
As expected, the Nationals have activated Bryce Harper from the disabled list for tonight’s game against the Rockies after the outfielder missed two months with a torn ligament in his left thumb that required surgery.
Jun 30, 2014, 1:45 PM EDT
You’d think that hitting .157 in 57 games as a 42-year-old and getting released by the Angels would signal the end of the line for Raul Ibanez, but instead he’s quickly found a new home and a major-league contact with the Royals.
Jun 30, 2014, 1:18 PM EDT
Stud prospect Oscar Taveras was demoted back to the minors on June 13 after struggling in his 11-game debut with the Cardinals, but the team just announced that he’s been recalled from Triple-A.
Jun 30, 2014, 12:16 PM EDT
Kameron Loe signed a minor-league deal with Atlanta five weeks ago, but after a dozen terrible appearances at Triple-A the Braves have released the 6-foot-8 right-hander.
Jun 30, 2014, 10:47 AM EDT
When the Diamondbacks demoted 26-year-old veteran Trevor Cahill all the way down to Single-A three weeks ago they apparently did so while promising him that he’d be back in the majors by a certain date.
Jun 30, 2014, 10:15 AM EDT
After numerous delays Cardinals right-hander Joe Kelly is finally on the verge of coming back from a hamstring injury that’s sidelined him since mid-April.
Jun 27, 2014, 5:28 PM EDT
Mets third baseman David Wright has been scratched from the lineup for tonight’s game against the Pirates in Pittsburgh with a sore left shoulder and the team announced that he’ll travel back to New York to undergo an MRI exam.
Jun 27, 2014, 4:50 PM EDT
Jesus Montero’s latest stint in the big leagues was a short one, as the Mariners have demoted the one-time top prospect back to Triple-A to make room for outfielder Michael Saunders’ return from the disabled list.
Jun 27, 2014, 4:28 PM EDT
Iglesias’ contract does not count against the international signing bonus limits because he’s older than 23 and has significant experience in Cuba
Jun 27, 2014, 3:15 PM EDT
Chase Headley is an impending free agent and the Padres in 34-45, so it makes sense that they’re shopping him and Jeff Sanders of the San Diego Union Tribune reports that the Blue Jays are interested in the 30-year-old third baseman.
Jun 27, 2014, 2:14 PM EDT
Danny Santana has out-performed expectations by a huge margin since the Twins called him up in early May, hitting .328 with an .814 OPS in 37 games after never cracking a .750 OPS at any level in the minors, but now the 23-year-old rookie is headed to the disabled list.
Jun 27, 2014, 1:20 PM EDT
This is the second time he’s chosen free agency this season, as Nady previously declined an assignment to the minors after the Padres dropped him from their roster in May.
Jun 27, 2014, 12:48 PM EDT
Left-hander Tony Cingrani, who was demoted to the minors by the Reds last week, has now been placed on the Triple-A disabled list with a strained shoulder.
Jun 27, 2014, 12:16 PM EDT
As expected none of the other 29 teams wanted anything to do with J.J. Putz’s contract on the waiver wire, so the Diamondbacks have released him after designating the veteran reliever for assignment last week.
Jun 27, 2014, 11:51 AM EDT
The ongoing knee injury may help explain why the Indians have been so hesitant to sign Masterson to a contract extension at what were reported to be very reasonable demands, and perhaps it’s also why Masterson’s demands have been so reasonable with free agency right around the corner.
Jun 27, 2014, 11:19 AM EDT
At age 42 he started in left field and batted sixth in Iowa’s lineup.
Jun 27, 2014, 10:47 AM EDT
Miguel Olivo will be playing baseball professionally again before the guy whose ear he bit off, which doesn’t seem quite right.
Jun 27, 2014, 10:15 AM EDT
Veteran reliever Scott Downs was designated for assignment by the White Sox in a move that Dan Dayes of CSNChicago.com says came “much to the dismay of his teammates.”
- Tigers acquire closer Joakim Soria from the Rangers 9
- Phillies officials “have contemplated the possibility of paying off” and releasing Ryan Howard 29
- The dizzying intellect of Tom Glavine 17
- Verducci: baseball should think about an “illegal defense” rule to combat shifts 158
- Chase Headley plays the hero in his first game in pinstripes 30
- And That Happened: Tuesday’s scores and highlights 29
- Rockies place Troy Tulowitzki on the disabled list 18
- Rob Manfred “heavily favored” to be Bud Selig’s replacement 29
- Verducci: baseball should think about an “illegal defense” rule to combat shifts (158)
- Luke Scott released from Korean team after calling coach a “liar” and a “coward” (108)
- Yankees acquire Chase Headley from Padres (108)
- Who is the next Face of Baseball? (97)
- David Ortiz passes Carl Yastrzemski on the all-time home run list — is he a Hall of Famer? (92)