Skip to content

Matthew Pouliot

  1. Carlos Gonzalez to rest sprained finger for a few days

    Aug 1, 2013, 4:41 PM EDT

    Carlos Gonzalez

    Carlos Gonzalez is expected to avoid the disabled list, but he will give his sprained finger some time off after exiting Wednesday’s game with the injury, the Denver Post’s Troy Renck reports. Gonzalez has been dealing with a sprained left middle finger for weeks and opted out of the Home Run Derby because of it.…

  2. White Sox promote infielder Marcus Semien to Triple-A

    Aug 1, 2013, 2:50 PM EDT

    Marcus Semien

    The White Sox still don’t know exactly what they have in Marcus Semien, but they’re moving a little closer to finding out with the decision to promote him from Double-A to Triple-A on Thursday. Semien, a 2011 sixth-round pick, busted out in the second half of last season after an uninspiring first year as a…

  3. We need a later trade deadline next year

    Aug 1, 2013, 2:03 PM EDT

    Philadelphia Phillies v San Diego Padres

    With 10 teams now reaching the postseason and more than two-thirds of the league still thinking it has a shot as of July 31, it’s time for the trade deadline to be pushed back, at least until Aug. 15. Too many teams were too afraid to sell to make Wednesday the lively affair we were…

  4. Barry Zito may have just gotten bumped from the Giants rotation

    Aug 1, 2013, 12:43 PM EDT

    Barry Zito

    After giving up 11 runs and pitching just 10 innings in his last three starts, Barry Zito is apparently on his way out of the Giants rotation. The team has listed its Sunday starter as TBA. Zito, whose seven-year, $126 million contract finally expires at season’s end, came up big in the Giants’ postseason run…

  5. The Royals finally use the disabled list again

    Aug 1, 2013, 12:12 PM EDT

    Chris Getz, Adam Dunn

    But, don’t worry, it’s just for Chris Getz. The major criticism with the Royals’ decision to buy and not sell at the trade deadline was that they did nothing to address the black hole in their lineup at second base. Now they’ll be forced to try something a little different after Getz suffered a sprained…

  6. Report: Pirates made serious offer for Giancarlo Stanton

    Jul 31, 2013, 8:51 PM EDT

    Giancarlo Stanton

    The Marlins made it clear to everyone that they weren’t interested in trading their star right fielder, but according to the Pittsburgh Tribune-Reviews’s Rob Biertempfel, the Pirates made an offer for Giancarlo Stanton that “caught the attention of the Marlins’ front office” before being rebuffed. With either Gerrit Cole or Jameson Taillon to headline a…

  7. Winners and losers at the trade deadline

    Jul 31, 2013, 5:50 PM EDT

    Jake Peavy

    Given how disappointing this afternoon’s trade deadline proved to be, it’s only fair that the annual winners and losers column is a little lopsided. Let’s get right to it: Winners Red Sox: I didn’t like the idea of Boston giving up top prospects for Jake Peavy because I just didn’t see him being a big…

  8. Dodgers acquire catcher Drew Butera from Twins

    Jul 31, 2013, 4:21 PM EDT

    Drew Butera

    As Yahoo! Sports’ Tim Brown first reported, the Dodgers have acquired catcher Drew Butera from the Twins for a player to be named or cash. Butera, 30, has 490 major league at-bats under his belt and has hit .182/.230/.263 with five homers and 41 RBI. He is a very good defensive catcher, but his bat…

  9. All quiet with Rangers, Yankees, Giants; one more deal on way

    Jul 31, 2013, 4:01 PM EDT

    rangers logo

    4:20 p.m. EDT: Sadly, oh so very sadly, that last deal may have been Drew Butera from the Twins to the Dodgers for a player to be named. 4:15 p.m. EDT: Per ESPN.com’s Jayson Stark, there is still one more pre-deadline deal to be announced. /// Yahoo! Sports’ Tim Brown and FOXSports.com’s Ken Rosenthal both…

  10. Orioles land Bud Norris from Astros

    Jul 31, 2013, 3:33 PM EDT

    bud norris getty

    FOXSports.com’s Ken Rosenthal reports that the Orioles are in the process of finalizing a deal that would net them Bud Norris from Houston in return for outfielder L.J. Hoes and a second player. The Baltimore Sun’s Dan Connolly says the second player is left-hander Josh Hader. The Astros will also get a competitive balance pick…

  11. Report: Pirates made run at Angels’ Mark Trumbo

    Jul 31, 2013, 3:16 PM EDT

    Mark Trumbo

    The Pirates made a play for an unexpected name prior to Wednesday’s trade deadline. According to Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com, they tried to land Mark Trumbo from the Angels. Trumbo, an All-Star last year, has hit .249/.313/.473 with 23 homers and 63 RBI in 406 at-bats this season. PNC Park is a tough place for…

  12. Royals acquire Justin Maxwell from Astros

    Jul 31, 2013, 3:04 PM EDT

    Justin Maxwell

    FOXSports.com’s Ken Rosenthal reports that the Royals have picked up outfielder Justin Maxwell from the Astros. The Kansas City Star’s Bob Dutton confirmed the deal, adding that the Astros are getting right-hander Kyle Smith in return. Maxwell gives the Royals another outfield option with David Lough having cooled off of late. With Lorenzo Cain primarily…

  13. Keeping Cliff Lee is the wrong choice for Phillies

    Jul 31, 2013, 2:56 PM EDT

    Philadelphia Phillies v New York Mets

    Trends don’t get much more clear than this: 2008: Won World Series 2009: Lost World Series 2010: Lost NLCS 2011: Lost NLDS 2012: Missed playoffs Now, that’s not entirely fair: the Phillies had their best records in that span in 2011 and 2010. But Charlie Manuel’s team has dropped off severely since then. In 2012,…

  14. Report: Yankees getting hits on Phil Hughes

    Jul 31, 2013, 2:43 PM EDT

    Phil Hughes

    USA TODAY’s Bob Nightengale reports that the Yankees have gotten two offers for Phil Hughes in advance of the trade deadline. Hughes is a free agent at season’s end, and it’s unlikely that the Yankees will re-sign him, given his problems in Yankee Stadium. Hughes is 4-9 with a 4.58 ERA this season, but he…

  15. Heyman: Nothing cooking with Giants on Hunter Pence, Tim Lincecum

    Jul 31, 2013, 2:22 PM EDT

    Hunter Pence

    If the Giants make a trade before Wednesday’s 4:00 p.m. EDT deadline, it’s probably going to include lefty specialist Javier Lopez. According to Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com, they’re not actively involved in any discussions regarding free agents-to-be Hunter Pence and Tim Lincecum. The Giants put a high price tag on Pence because they hope to…

  16. Astros scratch Erik Bedard from scheduled Wednesday start

    Jul 31, 2013, 2:15 PM EDT

    Erik Bedard

    4:13 p.m. EDT update: According to Julia Morales of CSN Houston, Bedard simply needed an extra day or two between starts. No trade. /// The Astros announced that Erik Bedard has been scratched from his schedule start Wednesday night, replaced by fellow left-hander Brett Oberholtzer. No injury was given as the reason, suggesting that Bedard…

  17. UPDATE: Padres, Diamondbacks finalize Ian Kennedy deal

    Jul 31, 2013, 2:09 PM EDT

    Ian Kennedy

    2:09 p.m. EDT: The Padres are getting Kennedy in return for Thatcher, right-hander Matt Stiles and their post-second round competitive balance pick in the 2014 draft, according to MLB.com’s Corey Brock. 1:52 p.m. EDT update: The Arizona Republic’s Nick Piecoro reports that San Diego and Arizona are close to an agreement. The Diamondbacks would get…

  18. UPDATE: Michael Young willing to waive no-trade for Boston, New York

    Jul 31, 2013, 2:06 PM EDT

    Michael Young

    2:06 p.m. EDT update: Mark Feinsand of the New York Daily News says the Yankees have been told that Young would accept a trade to New York. He’d be a safety net for the Yankees depending on what happens with Alex Rodriguez. 12:29 p.m. EDT update: ESPNBoston.com’s Gordon Edes was told it’s “doubtful” that the…

  19. Report: Nelson Cruz could appeal Biogenesis suspension

    Jul 31, 2013, 2:05 PM EDT

    Nelson Cruz

    The word Tuesday was that everyone in the Biogenesis scandal not named Alex Rodriguez was ready to accept their fate and serve 50-game suspensions. Nelson Cruz, though, may not have gotten that memo. The New York Post’s Joel Sherman and USA TODAY’s Bob Nightengale are reporting that Cruz may appeal his suspension in order to…

  20. Pirates, Orioles likely to pass on Justin Morneau

    Jul 31, 2013, 1:51 PM EDT

    Justin Morneau

    It sure sounds like Justin Morneau is more likely to be dealt in August than before Wednesday’s deadline. According to John Perotto of the Beaver County Times, the Pirates have “next-to-zero” interest in Morneau as they weigh an upgrade at first base or in right field. Dan Connolly of the Baltimore Sun is among those…

  21. The Rangers are even open to trading Matt Garza

    Jul 31, 2013, 1:13 PM EDT

    Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim v Texas Rangers

    That’s according to FOXSports.com’s Ken Rosenthal. The Rangers will consider just about anything as they attempt to improve before the deadline. That means Elvis Andrus. It means Joe Nathan. And it means the newly acquired Matt Garza, who was just picked up from the Cubs for four prospects nine days ago. Garza is 1-0 with…

  22. Blue Jays aim for Angels’ Howie Kendrick

    Jul 31, 2013, 12:36 PM EDT

    Howie Kendrick

    2:32 p.m. EDT update: FOXSports.com’s Ken Rosenthal hears that the Angels are likely to keep Kendrick since they haven’t been offered the kind of starting pitcher they want. /// Residing in last place with a 49-57 record in the AL East, the Blue Jays aren’t looking for any rentals at the trade deadline. However, they…

  23. The Mets have nothing going on

    Jul 31, 2013, 12:11 PM EDT

    Bobby Parnell

    For the second year in a row, the Mets are prepared to sit out the trade deadline, according to the New York Post’s Joel Sherman, even as they seem well on their way to a fifth straight sub-.500 season. The Mets haven’t shown any interest in moving pieces like closer Bobby Parnell and second baseman…

  24. Tigers, Pirates in touch with Cubs

    Jul 31, 2013, 10:28 AM EDT

    Nate Schierholtz

    The Cubs still have pieces on the table after dealing Matt Garza and Alfonso Soriano, and CSNChicago.com’s Patrick Mooney says the Pirates and Tigers have been sniffing around in advance of this afternoon’s trade deadline. The Pirates are most likely interested in Nate Schierholtz to help with their right-field situation. Schierholtz has been a very…

  25. Could it be Xander Bogaerts time in Boston? (UPDATE: Not quite yet)

    Jul 31, 2013, 1:40 AM EDT

    Xander Bogaerts

    Jose Iglesias was fading offensively, but he was still a major part of the 2013 Red Sox when he was shipped out as part of the three-team Jake Peavy deal Tuesday night. In announcing the trade, the Red Sox declined to discuss the particularly of how he’d be replaced as the team’s third baseman against…

Featured video

Do the Angels have any weaknesses?
Top 10 MLB Player Searches
  1. G. Stanton (3645)
  2. A. Rizzo (2417)
  3. B. Belt (2411)
  4. R. Castillo (2143)
  5. J. Hamilton (2121)
  1. C. Young (2096)
  2. B. Gardner (2031)
  3. H. Ryu (1991)
  4. A. Pujols (1975)
  5. C. Davis (1818)