Jun 1, 2014, 4:19 PM EDT
Edwin Encarnacion had a massive month of May for the American League East-leading Blue Jays, posting a 1.176 OPS with 16 home runs and 33 RBI in 30 games. And he’s off to a great start now in June.
Jun 1, 2014, 3:22 PM EDT
Mike Trout is out of the Angels’ starting lineup again on Sunday against the A’s because of lingering stiffness in his back.
Jun 1, 2014, 2:36 PM EDT
The White Sox fell back under the .500 mark with Saturday’s loss to the Padres, but they’re still in second place in the American League Central standings and will get a big boost this week. MLB.com’s Scott Merkin reports that first baseman Jose Abreu will be activated from the disabled list Monday.
Jun 1, 2014, 1:49 PM EDT
From Juan C. Rodriguez of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel comes word that the Marlins have acquired right-handed reliever Bryan Morris from the Pirates in exchange for their competitive balance pick in the 2014 MLB Amateur Draft, which gets underway this Thursday evening.
Jun 1, 2014, 1:05 PM EDT
As first reported late Saturday night by WEEI’s Alex Speier, the Red Sox have promoted infield prospect Garin Cecchini from their Triple-A club in Pawtucket, Rhode Island. Alex Wilson was optioned to Pawtucket in a corresponding roster move.
Jun 1, 2014, 12:18 PM EDT
Rays outfielder Wil Myers has landed on the 15-day disabled list with a right wrist sprain that he suffered Friday night at Fenway Park.
Jun 1, 2014, 11:33 AM EDT
Marlins catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia, who hit a deep hitting slump in May, has been placed on the 7-day concussion disabled list.
Jun 1, 2014, 10:59 AM EDT
Andy McCullough of the Kansas City Star reports that the Royals placed infielder Danny Valencia on the 15-day disabled list Sunday with a wrist injury and recalled third baseman Mike Moustakas from Triple-A Omaha in a corresponding 25-man roster move.
Jun 1, 2014, 10:14 AM EDT
Mark Appel, the first overall pick in the 2013 MLB Amateur Draft, was demoted from the starting rotation at High-A Lancaster on April 25 and sent back to extended spring training after posting ugly numbers over his first four appearances. His first start back went even more poorly.
Jun 1, 2014, 9:38 AM EDT
Some unfortunate news here for the Diamondbacks. As relayed by Jack Magruder of FOX Sports Arizona, center fielder and primary leadoff man A.J. Pollock suffered a fractured fourth metacarpal on his right hand Saturday when he was struck by a pitch from Reds starter Johnny Cueto.
Jun 1, 2014, 8:53 AM EDT
The defending World Series-champion Red Sox have been on a roll since snapping their embarrassing losing streak at 10 games Monday in Atlanta. And the good times continued on Saturday night.
May 29, 2014, 3:01 PM EDT
Versions of this have been floating around all week for the NBA and NHL, so let’s try it with baseball …
May 28, 2014, 11:28 PM EDT
Watch as Nelson Cruz pushes his MLB-leading home run total to 19 with this two-out blast to center field in the top of the sixth inning Wednesday night at Milwaukee’s Miller Park …
May 28, 2014, 10:32 PM EDT
Sad news here on Angels reliever Sean Burnett. MLB.com’s Alden Gonzalez reports that the left-hander was diagnosed Wednesday with a torn UCL in his pitching elbow and will probably need season-ending Tommy John reconstructive elbow surgery. It would be his second.
May 28, 2014, 9:45 PM EDT
The elbow injury epidemic simply can’t be stopped. CSNWashington.com’s Mark Zuckerman reports that Marlins right-hander Henderson Alvarez was removed from his start Wednesday night against the Nationals after experiencing stiffness in his pitching elbow.
May 28, 2014, 9:08 PM EDT
Clay Buchholz was placed on the 15-day disabled list Wednesday with a hyperextended knee — and a 7.02 ERA.
May 28, 2014, 8:53 PM EDT
Johnny Damon and Manny Ramirez reenacted a famous blooper on Wednesday night at Fenway Park.
May 28, 2014, 8:01 PM EDT
Hunter Pence’s stolen scooter was returned to AT&T Park by a group of people on Wednesday afternoon during the Giants’ game against the visiting Cubs.
May 28, 2014, 7:24 PM EDT
Carl Crawford suffered an ugly left ankle sprain Tuesday while chasing after a ball, so the Dodgers are rolling with Matt Kemp in left field in their series finale Wednesday night against the visiting Reds. Kemp, who had been on the bench for five straight games, last played left field as a rookie in 2006.
May 28, 2014, 6:37 PM EDT
Rangers ace Yu Darvish had to be scratched from his scheduled start Tuesday in Minnesota because of lingering stiffness in his neck, but he hasn’t been placed on the disabled list yet and could be ready by his next turn through the Texas starting rotation.
May 27, 2014, 11:23 PM EDT
Adam Lind and Edwin Encarnacion hit back-to-back home runs in bottom of the fifth inning Tuesday night at Rogers Centre, propelling the Blue Jays to a 9-6 victory over the visiting Rays. It was the
May 27, 2014, 10:18 PM EDT
The Phillies signed right-hander Miguel Alfredo Gonzalez to a three-year, $12 million contract last August after he defected from his native Cuba and were hoping that he would be prepared to join their rotation in early 2014. But it’s almost June and Gonzalez seems only to be taking steps backward.
May 27, 2014, 9:25 PM EDT
As first mentioned by Bob Dutton of the Tacoma New Times and then confirmed by Jon Heyman of CBS Sports, the Mariners have agreed to terms on a minor league contract with outfielder Xavier Nady.
May 27, 2014, 8:58 PM EDT
Rangers ace Yu Darvish was scratched from his scheduled start Tuesday night against the Twins because of stiffness in his neck. It’s something that also bothered him during spring straining, so the Rangers — who have been plagued by more injuries than any other team this season — decided to give him an MRI. The results were clean.
May 27, 2014, 8:04 PM EDT
50 Cent threw his first pitch Tuesday night at Citi Field more toward the first-base dugout than home plate.
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