Jul 2, 2014, 4:52 PM EDT
Here’s how bad things have gotten for Jair Jurrjens just three seasons after making the All-Star team at age 25: He’s now being passed around Triple-A by teams in need of organizational depth.
Jul 2, 2014, 4:16 PM EDT
So much for the Phillies possibly trading Mike Adams before the July 31 deadline: The rehabbing right-hander has been transferred to the 60-day disabled list, which means he won’t even be eligible to return until early August.
Jul 2, 2014, 3:31 PM EDT
No. 9 overall pick, right-hander Jeff Hoffman, and No. 11 overall pick, catcher Max Pentecost, have reportedly agreed to the slot-recommended signing bonuses of $3.1 million and $2.9 million respectively.
Jul 2, 2014, 2:44 PM EDT
Apparently not having an actual general manager following the firing of Josh Byrnes isn’t stopping the Padres from making significant moves, as the team announced that they’ve agreed to a two-year, $13 million contract extension with outfielder Seth Smith.
Jul 2, 2014, 1:45 PM EDT
Initially the Padres indicated that they’d wait a few days to see how Everth Cabrera’s hamstring injury felt before making a disabled list decision, but Corey Brock of MLB.com reports that the shortstop will be placed on the DL before tonight’s game.
Jul 2, 2014, 12:48 PM EDT
According to manager Joe Girardi “he’s played through this and we fully expect him to be back in there tomorrow.”
Jul 2, 2014, 11:15 AM EDT
Joe Mauer was finally beginning to look like his old self following last year’s season-ending concussion and a terrible start to this season, hitting .320 over his last 20 games, but last night he suffered a strained oblique muscle while hitting a double to extend his hitting streak to 12 games.
Jul 2, 2014, 10:55 AM EDT
One of the more interesting tidbits within the Astros’ leaked internal communications earlier this week was an potential trade for Marlins superstar Giancarlo Stanton, which means the Marlins are yet again trying to convince the baseball world and Stanton that he’s not going to be traded.
Jul 2, 2014, 10:15 AM EDT
Amid the Diamondbacks’ horrible season first baseman Paul Goldschmidt is having another excellent year, batting .300 with 15 homers and a league-leading 28 doubles for a .921 OPS that nearly matches last year’s career-high of .952.
Jul 1, 2014, 5:40 PM EDT
Not so long ago Nolan Reimold was a top prospect who turned in an impressive rookie campaign with Baltimore, but he’s been injured and ineffective since then and now the Orioles have designated him for assignment.
Jul 1, 2014, 4:40 PM EDT
Mitchell Boggs signed a minor-league deal with the White Sox in the hopes of rejuvenating his career following a brutal 2013, but he was horrendous at Triple-A and now he’s been released.
Jul 1, 2014, 3:40 PM EDT
Joe Saunders talked himself back into the Rangers’ rotation last month following an injury, saying that he didn’t want to take on a bullpen role, but after going 0-5 with a 6.18 ERA in eight starts overall this season Texas has designated the left-hander for assignment.
Jul 1, 2014, 2:44 PM EDT
Rich Hill has spent all season at Triple-A and now the Red Sox have traded to him the Angels, who immediately called up the left-handed reliever.
Jul 1, 2014, 2:14 PM EDT
Chris Capuano passed through waivers unclaimed after being designated for assignment by the Red Sox last week and the veteran left-hander has been released.
Jul 1, 2014, 1:13 PM EDT
There’s something to talk about in Houston besides yesterday’s leaked documents and PR disaster.
Jul 1, 2014, 12:16 PM EDT
Taijuan Walker rejoined the Mariners’ rotation yesterday after a long time on the sidelines and fellow top pitching prospect James Paxton is finally making some progress in his return as well.
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.
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- Phillies wanted Joc Pederson, Corey Seager, and Julio Urias from Dodgers for Cole Hamels 84
- Matt Cain is going to pay a visit to Dr. Andrews 8
- The Nationals and Orioles dispute over TV money is about to explode 89
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