May 21, 2014, 7:15 PM EDT
Dodgers left-hander Hyun-Jin Ryu will return Wednesday night against the Mets after missing around three weeks because of inflammation in his throwing shoulder.
May 21, 2014, 6:21 PM EDT
Watch as the Indians complete a three-game sweep of the division-rival Tigers courtesy of a walkoff balk in the bottom of the 13th inning Wednesday afternoon at Cleveland’s Progressive Field …
May 20, 2014, 11:29 PM EDT
White Sox ace Chris Sale struck out 11 batters over four scoreless innings in a rehab start Friday night at Triple-A Charlotte and then threw a 20-pitch bullpen session on Tuesday afternoon. If he wakes up Wednesday with no abnormal soreness, the lefty could be activated from the disabled list during this weekend’s four-game series against the Yankees.
May 20, 2014, 10:23 PM EDT
Orioles slugger Chris Davis entered Tuesday night’s series opener against the Pirates with just three home runs on the year. He doubled that total in three straight at-bats as the O’s routed the host Bucs.
May 20, 2014, 9:18 PM EDT
Some positive news here for the Indians, who sit at the very bottom of the AL Central standings. Paul Hoynes of the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports that star second baseman Jason Kipnis — who’s been on the disabled list since April 30 with a right oblique strain — has been cleared to begin a minor league rehab assignment on Friday with Triple-A Columbus.
May 20, 2014, 8:24 PM EDT
David Freese is back in the Angels’ starting lineup on Tuesday night against the Astros after missing a little over two weeks with a fracture in his right middle finger.
May 20, 2014, 7:37 PM EDT
Tim Hudson was scratched from his scheduled start Friday night against the Marlins due to a strained right hip. But it was apparently only a minor injury because he’s aiming to return this Thursday.
May 20, 2014, 7:02 PM EDT
Miguel Olivo reportedly bit the ear of Dodgers infield prospect Alex Guerrero in a brawl Tuesday at Triple-A Albuquerque and Guerrero needed emergency plastic surgery.
May 20, 2014, 6:35 PM EDT
No pitcher is safe from the elbow injury epidemic. According to CSNPhilly.com’s Jim Salisbury, Phillies ace Cliff Lee underwent an MRI on his left elbow Tuesday after complaining of discomfort.
May 20, 2014, 6:11 PM EDT
Jason Motte will be available out of the Cardinals’ bullpen on Tuesday night for the first time since the 2012 postseason.
May 13, 2014, 10:58 PM EDT
He doesn’t quite carry the profile of a Kris Medlen or Jose Fernandez or A.J. Griffin or Matt Moore, but you can add Astros reliever Jose Cisnero to the long list of young pitchers requiring Tommy John surgery. CSN Houston’s Julia Morales reports that Cisnero is scheduled to undergo the reconstructive elbow procedure next week in Texas.
May 13, 2014, 9:41 PM EDT
Kolten Wong opened the 2014 season as the Cardinals’ starting second baseman, but he lost that job after batting .225/.276/.268 over his first 76 plate appearances and was officially demoted to Triple-A Memphis on April 27. He could be on his way back.
May 13, 2014, 8:35 PM EDT
Phillies manager Ryne Sandberg lost six pounds in two days, and blamed it on a hamburger he ate this past weekend at the Mets’ Citi Field. Now he has a corroborator, and it’s someone from the home team.
May 13, 2014, 7:59 PM EDT
As first reported by Chris Cotillo of MLB Daily Dish, the Yankees are planning to promote 24-year-old right-handed pitcher Chase Whitley from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre on Thursday afternoon to start the club’s series finale against the Mets. It will be his major league debut.
May 13, 2014, 7:04 PM EDT
Jason Motte — who needed Tommy John reconstructive elbow surgery last spring and had to miss the entire 2013 season — is very close to rejoining the Cardinals’ bullpen.
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 …
- The Cardinals have moved ahead of the Brewers for first place in the National League Central 1
- No-hitter! Four Phillies pitchers combine to blank the Braves 44
- Bo Porter fired by the Astros 44
- Settling the Score: Sunday’s results — and a reminder of what Labor Day is all about 42
- Reds trade setup man Jonathan Broxton to the Brewers 17
- Miguel Cabrera sits Sunday with nagging ankle injury 13
- A’s acquire veteran slugger Adam Dunn from the White Sox 54
- Settling the Score: Saturday’s results 18
- Could women play major league baseball? Sure. Right now, though, the deck is stacked against them. (220)
- Forgiveness for Pete Rose? Not in this lifetime (146)
- Albert Pujols plays the “you never played the game!” card (104)
- Great Moments in Drug Testing and Punishment: The NFL Edition (101)
- And That Happened: Thursday’s scores and highlights (75)