May 13, 2014, 6:17 PM EDT
Carlos Quentin is in the Padres’ starting lineup on Tuesday night in Cincinnati after missing the first six weeks of the 2014 regular season with a left knee injury.
May 11, 2014, 5:28 PM EDT
Giants first baseman Brandon Belt was placed on the disabled list on Saturday morning with a broken left thumb that he suffered Friday night when he was struck by a Paul Maholm pitch. After a visit with hand specialist Dr. Tim McAdams, the situation is looking even grimmer.
May 11, 2014, 4:35 PM EDT
Aroldis Chapman made a triumphant return to the Reds’ bullpen Sunday afternoon at Great American Ball Park, earning a save and striking out three in his first appearance of the 2014 regular season.
May 11, 2014, 4:01 PM EDT
As first reported by MLB.com’s Rhett Bollinger, outfielder Kenny Wilson is headed back to the Blue Jays on another waiver claim. He was claimed away from Toronto by the Twins on April 24, but the Twins cut him from their 40-man roster late last week.
May 11, 2014, 3:17 PM EDT
Rangers left-hander Martin Perez has discomfort in his pitching elbow and will undergo an MRI.
May 11, 2014, 2:33 PM EDT
Aramis Ramirez was lifted from the Brewers’ game Saturday against the Yankees after straining his left hamstring while ranging for a groundball on the infield and will be placed on the 15-day disabled list before Tuesday night’s series-opener versus the Pirates.
May 11, 2014, 1:25 PM EDT
Yankees left-hander CC Sabathia complained of discomfort in his landing (right) knee after allowing eight hits — including three home runs — over 5 1/3 innings in a loss to the Brewers on Saturday at Miller Park, so he was sent for an MRI and then placed on the 15-day disabled list Sunday morning after the exam results showed inflammation and fluid buildup.
May 11, 2014, 12:42 PM EDT
Orioles slugger Chris Davis is back in Baltimore’s starting lineup on Sunday afternoon against the Astros after spending the minimum 15 days on the disabled list with a left oblique strain. He is batting third and starting at first base as the O’s try to finish off a three-game sweep of the visiting Astros.
May 11, 2014, 11:50 AM EDT
From Ben Nicholson-Smith of Canada’s Sportsnet.ca comes word that the Blue Jays have activated closer Casey Janssen off the 15-day disabled list in time for Sunday’s afternoon game against the Angels.
May 11, 2014, 11:04 AM EDT
Here’s a look at the special baseballs that will be used for Mother’s Day, from MLB’s public relations department …
May 11, 2014, 10:25 AM EDT
The Marlins signed veteran reliever Carlos Marmol to a one-year, $1.25 million free agent contract this offseason with the hope that he might provide good value in a setup role. That experiment is already over.
May 11, 2014, 9:39 AM EDT
Nationals manager Matt Williams announced late Saturday night that first baseman Adam LaRoche has been placed on the 15-day disabled list because of a strained quadriceps muscle. This according to Adam Kilgore at the Washington Post.
May 11, 2014, 8:52 AM EDT
The Rockies have the top-scoring offense in Major League Baseball and they wasted no time showing their strength on Saturday evening in Cincinnati. Charlie Blackmon and Corey Dickerson opened the game with back-to-back solo home runs, and then Justin Monreau went deep for a two-run shot in the top of the third inning. Dickerson was the standout performer in the 11-2 rout …
May 7, 2014, 11:20 PM EDT
Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter received a festive retirement gift from the Angels on Wednesday night before (what will likely be) his final game in Anaheim …
May 7, 2014, 10:03 PM EDT
Rockies third baseman Nolan Arenado smacked a first-inning double off Rangers right-hander Colby Lewis on Wednesday evening in Arlington, Texas, extending his hitting streak to 27 games and tying Michael Cuddyer for the longest hitting streak in the 21-year history of the Rockies franchise.
May 7, 2014, 9:15 PM EDT
A frightening scene from Wednesday afternoon’s game between the Royals and Padres at Petco Park in San Diego …
May 7, 2014, 8:21 PM EDT
Pedro Moura of the Orange County Register reports that Angels outfielder Josh Hamilton took one-handed swings Wednesday in Anaheim for the first time since undergoing surgery April 11 to repair a torn ulnar collateral ligament in his left thumb. Hamilton is aiming to return the weekend of May 23-25.
May 7, 2014, 7:18 PM EDT
Cubs reliever Pedro Strop was removed from an appearance Tuesday night against the White Sox with discomfort in his groin and an MRI taken on Wednesday revealed a moderate left groin strain. Strop has been placed on the 15-day disabled list and could miss as much as four weeks.
May 7, 2014, 6:24 PM EDT
A’s center fielder Coco Crisp was removed from Wednesday’s game against the Mariners after straining his neck on a catch against the right-center field wall.
May 6, 2014, 11:53 PM EDT
Clayton Kershaw stepped atop a major league mound Tuesday night in Washington, D.C. for the first time since the Dodgers’ season-opening victory against the Diamondbacks on March 22 at the Sydney Cricket Ground in southeastern Australia. It went swimmingly.
May 6, 2014, 11:18 PM EDT
Tigers starter Anibal Sanchez threw a bullpen session Tuesday for the first time since being placed on the 15-day disabled list with a blister on his right middle finger.
May 6, 2014, 10:25 PM EDT
Behold, the first replay review walkoff in major league history …
May 6, 2014, 9:21 PM EDT
From MLB.com’s Brittany Ghiroli comes word that Orioles first baseman Chris Davis took 25 practice swings and made 30 throws on Tuesday afternoon at Tropicana Field — the first time he had done either activity since being placed on the 15-day disabled list at the end of April with a strained left oblique.
May 6, 2014, 8:16 PM EDT
The Pirates began play Tuesday night with a 9 1/2 game deficit in the National League Central standings and a .687 team OPS that ranks 20th in the major leagues. Help is on the way in top outfield prospect Gregory Polanco, but he recently rejected a seven-year, pre-debut contract and remains in the minor leagues.
May 6, 2014, 7:29 PM EDT
Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports reports that Matt Wieters is scheduled to visit Dr. James Andrews on Wednesday for an examination of his right elbow, which has been giving him problems since last week. The worst-case scenario, as Passan notes, would be a torn UCL and season-ending Tommy John reconstructive elbow surgery.
- And That Happened: Wednesday’s scores and highlights 0
- Tigers acquire closer Joakim Soria from the Rangers 41
- Phillies officials “have contemplated the possibility of paying off” and releasing Ryan Howard 37
- The dizzying intellect of Tom Glavine 20
- Verducci: baseball should think about an “illegal defense” rule to combat shifts 158
- Chase Headley plays the hero in his first game in pinstripes 33
- And That Happened: Tuesday’s scores and highlights 29
- Rockies place Troy Tulowitzki on the disabled list 18
- 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)