Apr 13, 2014, 10:25 AM EDT
Phillies shortstop Jimmy Rollins drove a 10th-inning Dan Jennings pitch over the left field wall at Citizens Bank Park on Saturday night to give his club a 5-4 walkoff win over the visiting Marlins. As Rollins trotted out of the batter’s box to begin his celebratory stroll around the bases he appeared to shout something at his own dugout. Turns out …
Apr 13, 2014, 9:33 AM EDT
Watch as Astros shortstop Jonathan Villar flashes range and arm strength to keep his club on top of the Rangers in the bottom of the 10th inning Saturday night in Arlington, Texas …
Apr 13, 2014, 8:56 AM EDT
It’s way early, but the Brewers sure look good. Star center fielder Carlos Gomez hit his fourth home run of the season, staff ace Yovani Gallardo put together his third straight quality start, and closer Francisco Rodriguez earned his fourth save in as many chances as the Brew Crew topped the Pirates 3-2 on Saturday night at a sold-out Miller Park.
Apr 9, 2014, 11:24 PM EDT
Bryce Harper entered Wednesday’s game against the Marlins in a 4-for-25 (.160) season-opening slump, but he snapped out of it in loud fashion with this towering fourth-inning blast …
Apr 9, 2014, 10:17 PM EDT
From Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports comes word that A’s shortstop prospect Addison Russell has been diagnosed with a Grade 3 hamstring strain — it’s a tear, really — and will be out at least a month.
Apr 9, 2014, 9:22 PM EDT
This isn’t the prettiest play you’ll ever see from Braves shortstop Andrelton Simmons, but it sure was impressive …
Apr 9, 2014, 8:30 PM EDT
Mariners left-handed starter James Paxton owns a ridiculous 1.75 ERA and 0.83 WHIP through his first 36 innings at the major league level. But it’s going to be a while before he gets to add to that stat line. He was placed on the disabled list Wednesday with a lat strain.
Apr 9, 2014, 7:58 PM EDT
Blue Jays closer Casey Janssen is almost fully recovered from his late-spring left abdominal strain. John Lott of Canada’s National Post reports that the right-hander threw a bullpen session on Wednesday afternoon, which manager John Gibbons called “impressive.”
Apr 9, 2014, 7:03 PM EDT
Josh Beckett has been activated from the disabled list and will make his first start since May 2013 on Wednesday night against the Tigers.
Apr 9, 2014, 6:17 PM EDT
As first reported by Mike DiGiovanna of the Los Angeles Times, outfielder Josh Hamilton has been diagnosed with a complete tear of the ulnar collateral ligament in his left thumb along with a torn capsule. He needs surgery and will be sidelined for the next 6-8 weeks.
Apr 8, 2014, 11:25 PM EDT
The Giants have tabled extension talks with third baseman Pablo Sandoval, who is scheduled to become a free agent five days after the conclusion of the 2014 World Series.
Apr 8, 2014, 10:03 PM EDT
Reds first baseman Joey Votto said in February that he wants Cincinnati baseball fans to get to know him better and that his workmanlike approach might have kept that from happening in his first several years with the club. If this is the real Joey Votto — dry-witted but goofy — we’d love to see more and more …
Apr 8, 2014, 9:14 PM EDT
According to beat writer John Fay of the Cincinnati Enquirer, Latos had to be scratched from a scheduled rehab start Tuesday night at Triple-A Louisville due to inflammation in his right elbow.
Apr 8, 2014, 8:21 PM EDT
Ryan Braun drew heavy boos from the Citizens Bank Park crowd as the lineups were introduced before the Phillies’ home opener on Tuesday. He then quieted those folks again, again, and again …
Apr 8, 2014, 7:37 PM EDT
From Katie Dowd of the San Francisco Chronicle comes this adorable photo of Batkid — a five-year-old named Miles Scott who beat leukemia — being guided to the mound by Matt Cain to throw out the ceremonial first pitch before the Giants’ home opener Tuesday against the Diamondbacks.
Apr 8, 2014, 6:59 PM EDT
Concerning news here on Rays left-hander Matt Moore, who left his start Monday against the Royals due to left elbow discomfort and was officially placed on the 15-day disabled list Tuesday …
Apr 8, 2014, 6:13 PM EDT
Another hour, another Tommy John surgery. Alden Gonzalez of MLB.com reports that Angels left-hander Brian Moran — acquired from the Blue Jays in December’s Rule 5 Draft — needs the reconstructive elbow surgery.
Apr 6, 2014, 5:25 PM EDT
Astros center fielder Dexter Fowler got off to a hot start this season, but he has been away from the team since Friday because of a bad stomach virus and there is no return date.
Apr 6, 2014, 4:38 PM EDT
Some 80-grade names in this minor trade executed Sunday between the Dodgers and Indians …
Apr 6, 2014, 3:43 PM EDT
Darnell McDonald announced his retirement from professional baseball in a unique way on Saturday night, using Instagram — or rather Flipagram — to produce a pictorial of his career highlights …
Apr 6, 2014, 2:50 PM EDT
Rangers ace Yu Darvish reached a pretty cool milestone and broke a 13-year-old major league record in the process Sunday in his 2014 regular-season debut against the Rays …
Apr 6, 2014, 1:59 PM EDT
As first relayed by Bill Brink of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Pirates top pitching prospect Jameson Taillon needs Tommy John reconstructive surgery on his right elbow. The procedure will be performed this week by Dr. David Altchek at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York.
Apr 6, 2014, 1:05 PM EDT
Finally a dose of positive news for the Nationals. According to Adam Kilgore of the Washington Post, right-hander Doug Fister played catch Sunday for the first time since suffering a lat strain on March 27.
Apr 6, 2014, 12:18 PM EDT
From Michael Silverman of the Boston Herald comes word that the Red Sox have placed third baseman Will Middlebrooks on the 15-day disabled list with a Grade 1 right calf strain. Brock Holt was recalled from Triple-A Pawtucket.
Apr 6, 2014, 11:34 AM EDT
Ryan Braun is batting third and playing right field on Sunday against the Red Sox as he attempt to play through lingering numbness in his right thumb.
- Bryce Harper pulled from Saturday’s game for not hustling 0
- Report: MLB likely to adjust rules for plays at home and transfer catches 13
- Settling the Score: Friday’s results 17
- Giancarlo Stanton sends the Marlins to victory with a walk-off grand slam 22
- Jason Bartlett will retire after 10 years in the big leagues 11
- Hank Aaron is getting vile racist hate mail in retaliation for pointing out that racism still exists (248)
- “They Don’t Know Henry” (167)
- Doug Glanville’s story about being racially profiled at his own home (125)
- There is still a racial divide in baseball (112)
- And That Happened: Tuesday’s scores and highlights (96)