Jul 9, 2014, 7:59 PM EDT
Red Sox closer Koji Uehara has been named to the American League All-Star roster in place of Yankees ace Masahiro Tanaka, who is on the disabled list with a right elbow injury.
Jul 9, 2014, 7:10 PM EDT
Watch as Diamondbacks first baseman Paul Goldschmidt sent his team to a Wednesday afternoon walkoff defeat of the visiting Marlins with this two-run double to left-center field …
Jul 9, 2014, 6:27 PM EDT
As first relayed by MLB.com’s Bryan Hoch, left fielder Brett Gardner is out of the Yankees’ starting lineup on Wednesday night against the Indians due to a lower abdominal strain. Gardner first thought it was a groin strain, but that more-severe injury has already been ruled out by a team physician.
Jul 8, 2014, 11:59 PM EDT
Here’s part one of an exclusive interview that Joe Stiglich of CSNBayArea.com conducted this week with Billy Beane, general manager of the team with the best record in the majors …
Jul 8, 2014, 11:03 PM EDT
Watch as Tigers slugger Miguel Cabrera finds Comerica Park’s right-center field gap and races in front of a looping throw for a seventh-inning triple Tuesday night against the Dodgers …
Jul 8, 2014, 10:20 PM EDT
When left-hander Cole Hamels inked a six-year, $144 million contract extension with the Phillies in late July 2012, he was given the right to veto a trade to 20 out of Major League Baseball’s 30 teams. FOX Sports has dug up nine of the 10 he can be dealt to without consent.
Jul 8, 2014, 9:31 PM EDT
Braves first base coach Terry Pendleton told the New York Post earlier this week that he feels like Brian McCann — who’s struggled in his first year with the Yankees — will “never be comfortable” in New York because “New York is not Brian.” McCann was asked about those comments before the Yankees’ game Tuesday evening against the Indians.
Jul 8, 2014, 8:44 PM EDT
Rangers ace Yu Darvish took a stray batting practice off the side of his head on Tuesday evening, but he’s expected to be fine for his start on Wednesday against the Astros.
Jul 8, 2014, 7:58 PM EDT
ESPN’s Jayson Stark and Gordon Edes reported Tuesday afternoon that the Cardinals were interested in acquiring veteran right-handed starter Jake Peavy from the last-place Red Sox, with Stark predicting that a trade could come together quickly. But it doesn’t sound like there’s a fit.
Jul 8, 2014, 7:05 PM EDT
Home Run Derby league captains Troy Tulowtizki and Jose Bautista just revealed four of their five choices for next week’s event live on ESPN’s Sportscenter. The final two participants for the 2014 Home Run Derby will be announced Thursday.
Jul 8, 2014, 6:29 PM EDT
Pirates left-hander Francisco Liriano was dominant in his rehab debut Monday at Triple-A Indianapolis, striking out eight batters and surrendering only three hits over six scoreless innings against the Phillies’ Triple-A affiliate from Lehigh Valley. His next start will be in the majors.
Jul 6, 2014, 5:19 PM EDT
Pirates infielder Clint Barmes will be out for the next 4-6 weeks after suffering a Grade 3 groin strain during batting practice Saturday.
Jul 6, 2014, 4:27 PM EDT
Twins outfielder Byron Buxton — rated the No. 1 prospect in the sport over the winter by MLB.com, Baseball Prospectus, and Baseball America — has appeared in only five live minor league games this season because of a left wrist injury that he initially suffered on March 16 while diving for a ball at spring training. But there’s some good news on that front.
Jul 6, 2014, 3:33 PM EDT
Jaime Garcia has made just 16 starts since the beginning of the 2013 campaign and is scheduled to undergo season-ending surgery on his shoulder this week for thoracic outlet syndrome. Those facts alone would be ample reason for John Mozeliak to feel disappointed, but it sounds like a lack of communication from the 27-year-old southpaw is what’s truly bothering the normally calm and calculated general manager.
Jul 6, 2014, 2:57 PM EDT
From MASN’s Roch Kubatko comes word that the Blue Jays have claimed outfielder Nolan Reimold off waivers from the Orioles. Reimold was designated for assignment by Baltimore last week after his 20-day minor league rehab assignment window closed.
Jul 6, 2014, 2:01 PM EDT
Another ugly season for the Mets just got uglier. According to Adam Rubin of ESPN New York, starting pitcher Jon Niese has been diagnosed with a strained left shoulder and placed on the 15-day disabled list.
Jul 6, 2014, 1:15 PM EDT
As first relayed by Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, the Cardinals have activated second baseman Kolten Wong from the 15-day disabled list and will bat him seventh in Sunday’s series finale against the Marlins. Shane Robinson was optioned to Triple-A Memphis to open a spot on the roster.
Jul 6, 2014, 12:38 PM EDT
Alfonso Soriano’s second stint with the New York Yankees will end not with a bang but a whimper. Mark Feinsand of the New York Daily News reports that the veteran outfielder was designated for assignment on Sunday morning.
Jul 6, 2014, 12:13 PM EDT
Indians outfielder Michael Bourn has been placed on the 15-day disabled list after again injuring his left hamstring.
Jul 6, 2014, 11:29 AM EDT
As first reported by Chris Cotillo of MLB Daily Dish, the Yankees have acquired right-handed starting pitcher Brandon McCarthy from the Diamondbacks. Mark Feinsand of the New York Daily News says pitcher Vidal Nuno is headed to Arizona in return.
Jul 6, 2014, 10:59 AM EDT
From beat writer Andy McCullough of the Kansas City Star comes word that the Royals have agreed to terms on a minor league contract with left-handed reliever Scott Downs, who will join the big league bullpen immediately.
Jul 6, 2014, 10:14 AM EDT
Albert Pujols entered play on Saturday evening with a disappointing .260/.313/.472 season slash line in 83 games, but watch him put a charge into this seventh-inning blast …
Jul 6, 2014, 9:32 AM EDT
A frustrated John Lackey directed his anger toward Nelson Cruz and his 2013 PED suspension after the Red Sox fell back to nine games under .500 in the second half of Saturday’s doubleheader against the Orioles. Key word in this post: convenient.
Jul 6, 2014, 8:58 AM EDT
Aaron Harang was far from dominant and Andrelton Simmons made a rare pair of bad errors at shortstop, but the Braves produced 10 runs on 14 hits Saturday to beat the Diamondbacks. It was the ninth win in a row for Atlanta — the top dog in the National League East by 1 1/2 games.
Jul 2, 2014, 11:41 PM EDT
Rockies outfielder Carlos Gonzalez is on track in his recovery from surgery to remove a tumor from his left index finger and will take live batting practice for the first time Thursday.
- Manny Machado to undergo season-ending knee surgery 7
- The Cubs grounds crew was short staffed because the Cubs were trying to avoid Obamacare 196
- Cuban outfielder Rusney Castillo to sign with the Red Sox for $72 million 93
- And That Happened: Thursday’s scores and highlights 30
- The Nationals extend their winning streak to 10 games with another walk-off victory 12
- Garrett Richards out 6-9 months with torn patellar tendon 14
- A pitch clock in Major League Baseball? No thanks. 92
- And That Happened: Wednesday’s scores and highlights 82
- The Cubs grounds crew was short staffed because the Cubs were trying to avoid Obamacare (199)
- Cuban outfielder Rusney Castillo to sign with the Red Sox for $72 million (93)
- A pitch clock in Major League Baseball? No thanks. (92)
- Even if he’s reinstated, does Pete Rose make the Hall of Fame? (84)