May 6, 2014, 7:03 PM EDT
Rays starter Alex Cobb is ahead of schedule in his recovery from a severely-strained left oblique, and should be back in the Tampa Bay rotation by the end of this month.
May 6, 2014, 6:14 PM EDT
Cincinnati is about to get its fireballing closer back. FOX Sports’ Jon Morosi was told Tuesday that left-hander Aroldis Chapman, who has been on the shelf since taking a comebacker off his face in a mid-March Cactus League game, could “return to the Reds’ active roster as early as this weekend.”
May 4, 2014, 5:01 PM EDT
Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig suffered a possible concussion while trying to track down Jeff Baker’s game-winning RBI double on Sunday afternoon in Miami …
May 4, 2014, 4:28 PM EDT
MLB.com’s Jane Lee reports that the A’s have claimed outfielder Nick Buss off waivers from the Dodgers and sent him to Triple-A Sacramento. Buss was designated for assignment by Los Angeles last week.
May 4, 2014, 3:35 PM EDT
Indians starter Corey Kluber made history in the fifth inning Sunday against the White Sox …
May 4, 2014, 2:48 PM EDT
Watch as Wil Myers puts the Rays ahead of the Yankees in the top of the third inning with a three-run inside-the-park homer Sunday afternoon in the Bronx …
May 4, 2014, 1:54 PM EDT
Patrick Saunders, lead beat writer at the Denver Post, reports that the Rockies placed catcher Wilin Rosario on the 15-day disabled list Sunday morning because of a viral infection. Rosario has also been battling some left hand soreness, so that probably played a factor in the decision to shelve him.
May 4, 2014, 1:00 PM EDT
Byron Buxton — rated by most publications as the top prospect in baseball — is finally recovered from his mid-spring wrist injury and ready to resume his climb through the Twins’ minor league system.
May 4, 2014, 12:14 PM EDT
Gavin Floyd was activated from the disabled list Sunday morning after a 12-month recovery from Tommy John reconstructive elbow surgery and will make a spot start for the Braves on Tuesday in Atlanta against the visiting Cardinals.
May 4, 2014, 11:22 AM EDT
Mark Buehrle is one of the more durable pitchers in the major leagues and could be dangled by the Blue Jays at this year’s trade deadline.
May 4, 2014, 10:35 AM EDT
From Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times comes word that the Rays have designated right-handed reliever Heath Bell for assignment, clearing a 40-man roster spot for the promotion of Nate Karns.
May 4, 2014, 9:41 AM EDT
White Sox first baseman Jose Abreu took the major leagues by storm in April, setting the all-time rookie record for most home runs (10) and RBI (31) in a season’s opening month. On Saturday in Cleveland, he showed a little creativity on defense when a fielded ball got stuck in his glove …
May 4, 2014, 8:57 AM EDT
Dee Gordon made a long-lasting mark in the Dodgers’ extra-innings defeat of the Marlins on Saturday night in Miami, becoming the only player in recorded franchise history (dating back to at least 1914) to tally five hits and three stolen bases in the same game.
Apr 30, 2014, 10:45 PM EDT
Clayton Kershaw should be activated next week. The Dodgers’ ace left-hander made his second (and likely final) minor league rehab start on Wednesday evening for the Double-A Chattanooga Lookouts, yielding two runs but fanning nine batters over five solid innings against the Southern League affiliate of the Chicago Cubs.
Apr 30, 2014, 9:31 PM EDT
Gavin Floyd’s rehab assignment is up, so he’ll join the Braves in some capacity this weekend.
Apr 30, 2014, 8:43 PM EDT
ESPN’s Keith Law reports that the Dodgers are planning to call up 26-year-old right-hander Red Patterson from Triple-A Albuquerque to start the second half of Thursday’s doubleheader against the Twins — a makeup for Tuesday’s rainout at Target Field. It will be Patterson’s major league debut.
Apr 30, 2014, 7:59 PM EDT
Tuesday’s game between the Dodgers and Twins had to be postponed due to a wintry mix of weather in and around Minneapolis’ Target Field. The two teams are playing through on Wednesday night despite there being more ugliness in the forecast, and the club from Los Angeles is bundled up good …
Apr 30, 2014, 7:05 PM EDT
Brewers shortstop Jean Segura needed plastic surgery for a deep gash near his right eye after teammate Ryan Braun accidentally struck him in the face with a bat Saturday while taking warmup swings on the top step of the home dugout at Miller Park. But he has made a full recovery.
Apr 30, 2014, 6:07 PM EDT
Jedd Gyroko was activated from the paternity leave list Wednesday after missing two games to be with his wife as she gave birth to twin boys.
Apr 29, 2014, 11:51 PM EDT
Michael Pineda was expected to return from his 10-game pine tar suspension next Monday and start in the Yankees’ three-game series opener at Angel Stadium. But that definitely won’t happen now.
Apr 29, 2014, 11:08 PM EDT
The Cardinals announced Tuesday night, tweets Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, that injured pitchers Jaime Garcia and Jason Motte have been cleared to begin minor league rehab assignments this weekend with Double-A Springfield.
Apr 29, 2014, 10:15 PM EDT
Matt Cain was scratched from his start Tuesday night against the Padres after cutting his right index finger on a kitchen knife. Yusmeiro Petit will take the mound instead.
Apr 29, 2014, 9:27 PM EDT
Doug Fister delivered four scoreless innings in his minor league rehab debut Sunday afternoon with High-A Potomac and Nationals manager Matt Williams acknowledged to reporters Tuesday night that the right-hander is on track to join Washington’s starting rotation after just one more rehab outing.
Apr 29, 2014, 8:39 PM EDT
The Orioles designated Steve Pearce for assignment last week. Now they’ve re-signed him to provide first base depth.
Apr 29, 2014, 7:45 PM EDT
There is a sparse crowd at Yankee Stadium on Tuesday night due to blistery weather conditions, but those fans made themselves heard in Robinson Cano’s first at-bat back in the Bronx …
- The Nationals extend their winning streak to 10 games with another walk-off victory 7
- Garrett Richards out 6-9 months with torn patellar tendon 11
- A pitch clock in Major League Baseball? No thanks. 88
- And That Happened: Wednesday’s scores and highlights 81
- Garrett Richards suffers ugly left knee injury 28
- Giants win protest, will complete rain-halted game at Wrigley Field on Thursday afternoon 46
- Royals might actually know what they are doing 33
- Curt Schilling reveals that he was diagnosed with mouth cancer, blames smokeless tobacco 72
- A pitch clock in Major League Baseball? No thanks. (92)
- Here’s today’s dose of barfy Derek Jeter sentiment (82)
- And That Happened: Wednesday’s scores and highlights (81)