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.
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.
- And That Happened: Tuesday’s scores and highlights 63
- Jose Altuve breaks Craig Biggio’s franchise record, tallying his 211th hit of the season 10
- Orioles beat Blue Jays to clinch AL East title 37
- Tanner Roark dominates as Nationals clinch NL East 22
- Masahiro Tanaka to pitch on Sunday 11
- Astros shut down George Springer for the season 0
- The Blue Jays will make a qualifying offer to Melky Cabrera 26
- And That Happened: Monday’s scores and highlights 34
- Chris Davis suspended 25 games for amphetamine use (92)
- A few thoughts about the discrimination lawsuit against the Mets (91)
- Giancarlo Stanton diagnosed with multiple facial fractures and dental damage (91)
- Bud Selig can’t remember the last domestic violence incident in Major League Baseball (88)
- A couple of initial thoughts on the Chris Davis suspension (83)