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  1. Report: The Braves and Cubs discussed a B.J. Upton, Edwin Jackson swap

    Aug 23, 2014, 7:50 PM EDT

    B.J. Upton

    Bob Nightengale reports that the Braves and Cubs nearly swapped beleaguered, expensive players in B.J. Upton and Edwin Jackson, but it never materialized.

  2. Indians place Yan Gomes on concussion DL, acquire Chris Gimenez from Rangers

    Aug 23, 2014, 7:00 PM EDT

    Yan Gomes

    Yan Gomes will rest for a week after being struck in the head with a foul tip. The Indians acquired Chris Gimenez from the Rangers to serve as catching depth.

  3. The Twins routed the Tigers again

    Aug 23, 2014, 6:05 PM EDT

    Jordan Schafer, Danny Santana, Oswaldo Arcia

    Tigers pitching has taken a beating at the hands of the Twins’ offense over the last two days.

  4. Padres activate Andrew Cashner from the disabled list

    Aug 23, 2014, 5:10 PM EDT

    Andrew Cashner

    The Padres activated Andrew Cashner from the 15-day disabled list. He’ll make the start Saturday night against the Diamondbacks.

  5. Rays play Saturday’s game against the Blue Jays under protest

    Aug 23, 2014, 4:12 PM EDT

    Wil Myers

    The Blue Jays were allowed to challenge a play after a batter stepped into the batter’s box and the pitcher stepped onto the pitcher’s mound, despite what Section II.D of the replay rules states.

  6. Mets place Bartolo Colon on revocable waivers

    Aug 23, 2014, 4:05 PM EDT

    Bartolo Colon

    As expected, Bartolo Colon has been placed on revocable waivers by the Mets.

  7. Yankees considering six-man rotation when Masahiro Tanaka returns

    Aug 23, 2014, 3:10 PM EDT

    Masahiro Tanaka Getty

    Masahiro Tanaka is making progress towards a September return, at which point the Yankees could utilize a six-man rotation.

  8. Jacob Turner taking Edwin Jackson’s spot in Cubs’ rotation

    Aug 23, 2014, 2:15 PM EDT

    Jacob Turner

    Jacob Turner will start on Wednesday, taking over Edwin Jackson’s spot in the Cubs’ starting rotation.

  9. Joe Maddon calls Hellickson-Buehrle match-up “The Tortoise and the Hare”

    Aug 23, 2014, 1:24 PM EDT

    Joe Maddon

    Saturday’s match-up between the Rays and Blue Jays pits Jeremy Hellickson against Mark Buehrle, who are very dissimilar.

  10. Nationals call up Nate Schierholtz, option Michael Taylor

    Aug 23, 2014, 1:00 PM EDT

    Nate Schierholtz

    Outfielder Nate Schierholtz is expected to join the Nationals in time for Saturday afternoon’s game against the Giants.

  11. Xander Bogaerts feels fine after being hit in the head by a pitch

    Aug 23, 2014, 12:05 PM EDT

    Xander Bogaerts

    Xander Bogaerts was hit in the head by a Felix Hernandez pitch on Friday night, but the rookie says he is fine. He is not in Saturday afternoon’s lineup.

  12. Walt Jocketty expected to remain Reds’ general manager in 2015

    Aug 23, 2014, 12:04 PM EDT

    Walt Jocketty Getty

    The Reds have lost seven straight and are currently on pace for their worst season since 2008, but Walt Jocketty is expected to return as general manager next season.

  13. Doug Fister recently had skin cancer removed from his neck

    Aug 23, 2014, 11:05 AM EDT

    Doug Fister AP

    Nationals right-hander Doug Fister revealed last night that he had skin cancer removed from the left side of his neck this week.

  14. Drew Smyly has been really good since joining the Rays

    Aug 23, 2014, 10:12 AM EDT

    Drew Smyly AP

    Many around the game were underwhelmed when the Rays acquired Drew Smyly, Nick Franklin, and Willy Adames in the three-team David Price deal last month. It will probably take years before we can make a fair assessment, but the early returns are positive for Tampa Bay.

  15. Position player pitching alert: The Tigers turned to Andrew Romine in a blowout

    Aug 23, 2014, 9:32 AM EDT

    Andrew Romine AP

    The Tigers turned to infielder Andrew Romine to pitch in a blowout last night.

  16. Settling the Score: Friday’s results

    Aug 23, 2014, 8:56 AM EDT

    Sean Doolittle AP

    A quick recap of a busy Friday around MLB, including an important AL West battle.

  17. Garrett Richards underwent surgery to repair his left knee

    Aug 22, 2014, 11:55 PM EDT

    Garrett Richards

    Garrett Richards had surgery to repair a torn patellar tendon in his left knee, meaning he’ll be out between six and nine months.

  18. MLB.tv’s blackout restrictions could be over in 2015

    Aug 22, 2014, 11:05 PM EDT

    old TV

    The frustrating blackout restrictions could come to an end as early as 2015, according to Maury Brown of Forbes.

  19. Felix Hernandez reaches 200 strikeouts for a sixth consecutive season

    Aug 22, 2014, 10:10 PM EDT

    Felix Hernandez

    Felix Hernandez has struck out 200-plus batters in each of the last six seasons, something no other starting pitcher will have done when the season is over.

  20. Mike Minor loses his no-hit bid with two outs in the eighth

    Aug 22, 2014, 9:17 PM EDT

    Mike Minor

    Mike Minor is on point in Cincinnati against the Reds on Friday night.

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