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Bill Baer

  1. The Athletics are killing it in the run differential department

    May 18, 2014, 10:15 PM EST

    Jed Lowrie, Josh Reddick

    The Athletics have a +95 run differential after Sunday’s 13-3 victory over the Indians. There’s no other team in baseball even close to them in that department.

  2. Rick Porcello’s next start pushed back to Saturday

    May 18, 2014, 9:20 PM EST

    Rick Porcello

    The Tigers’ right-hander, off to a fantastic start in his first eight starts, will get some extra rest and start on Saturday instead of Thursday.

  3. Blue Jays option prospect Marcus Stroman back to Triple-A Buffalo

    May 18, 2014, 8:25 PM EST

    Marcus Stroman

    Marcus Stroman struggled in his first taste of major league competition. The Blue Jays sent him back to Triple-A Buffalo.

  4. More Rangers injury news: Rougned Odor out of lineup with wrist soreness

    May 18, 2014, 7:35 PM EST

    Rougned Odor Rangers

    More injury news for the Rangers. It’s becoming an epidemic.

  5. Albert Pujols homers twice to tie Eddie Murray for 25th all time with 504

    May 18, 2014, 7:00 PM EST

    Albert Pujols

    Albert Pujols tied Eddie Murray for 25th on the career home runs list with 504 home runs after smacking a pair of dingers on Sunday against the Rays.

  6. Matt Wieters won’t come off of the DL when eligible on May 26

    May 18, 2014, 6:40 PM EST

    Pittsburgh Pirates v Baltimore Orioles - Game Two

    Matt Wieters has been dealing with a sore elbow. After receiving a platelet-rich plasma injection, he’ll take a little while longer to come off of the disabled list.

  7. GM Jon Daniels “tapping the brakes” on sending Derek Holland out on rehab stint

    May 18, 2014, 5:55 PM EST

    Derek Holland

    Rangers starter Derek Holland feels ready to begin a rehab assignment, but GM Jon Daniels is “tapping the brakes” on that idea.

  8. Jonny Venters suffered a minor setback during Wednesday’s bullpen

    May 18, 2014, 5:05 PM EST

    Atlanta Braves v Boston Red Sox

    Braves reliever Jonny Venters felt soreness in his elbow during Wednesday’s live bullpen. It’s just a minor setback for now, however.

  9. Corey Hart exits game against the Twins after straining his left hamstring

    May 18, 2014, 4:35 PM EST

    Seattle Mariners v Oakland Athletics - Game One

    Corey Hart, seemingly perpetually injured, suffered an injury on Sunday against the Twins.

  10. Athletics pick up Jeff Francis off of waivers from the Reds

    May 18, 2014, 3:55 PM EST

    San Diego Padres v Cincinnati Reds - Game Two

    Jeff Francis, designated for assignment by the Reds on Friday, has been picked up off of waivers by the Athletics.

  11. Athletics could lose Triple-A affiliate in Sacramento to the Giants

    May 18, 2014, 3:15 PM EST

    Athletics logo

    Giddyup, there could be minor league affiliate drama between the Athletics and GIants.

  12. Bob Ryan asks if the average fan cares about baseball stats

    May 18, 2014, 2:20 PM EST


    A sportswriter wrote an anti-stats screed. It went about as one would expect.

  13. Tigers activate Anibal Sanchez from the disabled list

    May 18, 2014, 1:50 PM EST

    Detroit Tigers v Minnesota Twins

    The Tigers got a key starter back on Sunday as they activated Anibal Sanchez from the disabled list.

  14. Reds activate Tony Cingrani from 15-day disabled list to make Sunday’s start

    May 18, 2014, 1:25 PM EST

    Tony Cingrani

    The Reds, ravaged by injuries, got a key starter back on Sunday afternoon.

  15. White Sox activate Adam Eaton from DL, place Jose Abreu on DL

    May 18, 2014, 12:23 PM EST

    Jose Abreu

    The White Sox got Adam Eaton back from a hamstring injury but lost Jose Abreu to an ankle injury.

  16. Yankees likely won’t get CC Sabathia back when he is eligible on May 26

    May 17, 2014, 11:55 PM EST

    New York Yankees v Milwaukee Brewers

    The Yankees may have to wait longer than expected to get CC Sabathia back from his knee injury.

  17. Cole Hamels picks up 100th career victory against the Reds

    May 17, 2014, 11:10 PM EST

    Cole Hamels

    Cole Hamels achieved a milestone in Saturday’s victory over the Reds, picking up his 100th career win.

  18. J.P. Arencibia: “I was the villain” of the Blue Jays

    May 17, 2014, 10:05 PM EST

    J.P. Arencibia

    J.P. Arencibia has a wee bit of a persecution complex with the Toronto media.

  19. Scott Kazmir ejected in the second inning for correctly questioning umpire Jerry Lane’s judgment

    May 17, 2014, 9:05 PM EST

    Bob Melvin, Jerry Layne, Scott Kazmir

    Umpire Jerry Layne let his pride get in the way of an otherwise good ballgame.

  20. Play of the Day: Juan Lagares robs Jayson Werth of a home run

    May 17, 2014, 8:10 PM EST

    New York Mets v Colorado Rockies

    Juan Lagares showed the Mets why he should be the team’s everyday center fielder on Saturday afternoon.

  21. Prince Fielder’s consecutive games streak will end at 547

    May 17, 2014, 7:05 PM EST

    Boston Red Sox v Texas Rangers

    In life, you can count on death, taxes, and Prince Fielder being in the lineup. That is, until Saturday night.

  22. Indians could get Jason Giambi back on Tuesday

    May 17, 2014, 6:00 PM EST

    Jason Giambi

    The Indians could get Jason Giambi back on Tuesday.

  23. Phillies shut down Jonathan Pettibone at Triple-A due to more shoulder problems

    May 16, 2014, 11:45 PM EST

    Jonathan Pettibone

    Shoulder issues sideline Jonathan Pettibone yet again.

  24. Hyun-Jin Ryu could return to the Dodgers soon

    May 16, 2014, 11:10 PM EST

    Hyun-Jin Ryu

    Dodgers starter Hyun-Jin Ryu threw a simulated game on Friday afternoon, which went well. The lefty is close to making a return to the Dodgers.

  25. David Aardsma declines to exercise opt-out clause with Cardinals

    May 16, 2014, 10:40 PM EST

    david aardsma getty

    David Aardsma did not exercise his opt-out clause, choosing instead to stay with Triple-A Memphis.

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