Jun 18, 2014, 11:21 PM EDT
Watch as Gregory Polanco smacks a fifth-inning RBI single Wednesday night against the Reds, becoming the first rookie in the long history of the Pirates to hit safely in each of his first eight games …
Jun 18, 2014, 10:17 PM EDT
Indians outfielder Michael Brantley suffered a mild concussion on Monday evening when he banged his head and neck on the knee of Angels infielder John McDonald while trying to break up a doubleplay. But he is expected to avoid the disabled list.
Jun 18, 2014, 9:25 PM EDT
Rule 7.13 still needs further clarification, especially after this confusing replay overturn in the third inning of Wednesday night’s game between the Reds and Pirates at Pittsburgh’s PNC Park …
Jun 18, 2014, 8:32 PM EDT
Marlins catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia has been activated from the disabled list after missing a little over two weeks with a concussion. He will catch Andrew Heaney on Thursday in the 23-year-old top prospect’s major league debut.
Jun 18, 2014, 7:49 PM EDT
FOX Sports Midwest was planning a rebuttal to the Brewers’ attack ad against Yadier Molina’s All-Star candidacy, but the Cardinals have requested that it not be released.
Jun 18, 2014, 7:13 PM EDT
Dodgers shortstop Hanley Ramirez was removed in the seventh inning of Tuesday’s 4-2 win over the Rockies after taking a line drive off his right ring finger. But X-rays turned up negative and he is back in action for Wednesday night’s series finale versus Colorado.
Jun 18, 2014, 6:24 PM EDT
Gordon Wittenmyer of the Chicago Sun-Times reported earlier this week that the Cubs were making a late push to lock up ace right-hander Jeff Samardzija. But it doesn’t sound like anything is going to get done between the two parties.
Jun 17, 2014, 11:02 PM EDT
Cliff Lee threw 20 fastballs off a mound on Tuesday. It was his first bullpen session since he landed on the disabled list with a flexor strain in his left elbow.
Jun 17, 2014, 10:14 PM EDT
The Los Angeles Kings, who were crowned NHL champions last week for the second time in three years, showed up to Dodger Stadium on Tuesday evening with the Stanley Cup and Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig spent a moment with the coolest trophy in professional sports …
Jun 17, 2014, 9:21 PM EDT
Red Sox super utilityman Brock Holt came out of nowhere to make a leaping catch on this ball that left fielder Jonny Gomes lost in the twilight Tuesday night at Fenway Park …
Jun 17, 2014, 8:44 PM EDT
The fine folks at CSNWashington.com have video of Nationals ace Stephen Strasburg reflecting on the life of his former San Diego State baseball coach Tony Gwynn, who passed away Monday at age 54 …
Jun 17, 2014, 7:59 PM EDT
The blows keep coming for the battered Rangers. According to beat writer Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, first baseman Mitch Moreland informed the club on Tuesday evening that he will undergo reconstructive surgery on his left ankle and miss the remainder of the 2014 season.
Jun 17, 2014, 7:07 PM EDT
This probably won’t go over too well in St. Louis …
Jun 17, 2014, 6:14 PM EDT
The Orioles announced Tuesday — via MASN’s Roch Kubatko — that catcher Matt Wieters underwent Tommy John surgery on his injured right elbow in Florida. Dr. James Andrews replaced a ligament in Wieters’ elbow, shaved down a bone spur, and transposed a nerve in a procedure that took about 30 minutes.
Jun 15, 2014, 5:23 PM EDT
Derek Jeter’s farewell tour continued Sunday at Oakland’s O.co Coliseum with another set of retirement gifts …
Jun 15, 2014, 4:37 PM EDT
MLB.com put together this cool little video of various baseball players and baseball fathers offering reflections and thank yous before Sunday’s full slate of Father’s Day games …
Jun 15, 2014, 3:45 PM EDT
Braves first-round draft pick Braxton Davidson has agreed to an at-slot bonus and will report to Florida on Monday to take his official pre-signing physical.
Jun 15, 2014, 2:58 PM EDT
Troy Tulowitzki sent a scare through the Rockies organization when he left Friday’s series opener against the Giants with a sprained right toe. But he underwent X-rays Saturday which turned up negative and is back in Colorado’s starting lineup for Sunday’s series finale — hitting third and playing shortstop.
Jun 15, 2014, 2:00 PM EDT
Cardinals general manager John Mozeliak announced Sunday morning that top pitching prospect Carlos Martinez — who has been serving as a reliever this year for St. Louis — will make a spot start Monday night in the club’s series opener at home against the visiting Mets.
Jun 15, 2014, 1:03 PM EDT
Gordon Wittenmyer of the Chicago Sun-Times reported Saturday afternoon that the Cubs have already been in trade talks with multiple teams about ace right-hander Jeff Samardzija. Some of those calls have apparently come from San Francisco.
Jun 15, 2014, 12:21 PM EDT
Trevor Plouffe was placed on the 15-day disabled list Sunday with a left oblique injury that he suffered in Saturday’s 12-9 loss to the Tigers.
Jun 15, 2014, 11:54 AM EDT
From MLB.com’s Brian McTaggart comes word that the Astros have agreed to terms on a minor league contract with free agent reliever Jose Veras. The right-hander was released by the Cubs last Tuesday after allowing 12 earned runs in just 13 1/3 innings.
Jun 15, 2014, 11:07 AM EDT
Red Sox shortstop Stephen Drew suffered an oblique injury exactly one week ago and then aggravated it during batting practice a few days later. But he’s clearly feeling much better …
Jun 15, 2014, 10:22 AM EDT
Watch this Giants fan snatch a foul ball on the fly with his left hand while holding his young son in his right hand Saturday afternoon at San Francisco’s AT&T Park …
Jun 15, 2014, 9:35 AM EDT
Reds right-hander Mat Latos finally made his 2014 season debut on Saturday evening. And it was good.
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