Skip to content
  1. Bobby Abreu draws three-ball walk in Angels’ victory

    Jul 10, 2011, 7:13 PM EST

    Bobby Abreu

    What is it with umpires not knowing the count this year? Bobby Abreu walked on ball three in the third inning Sunday in the Angels’ 4-2 win over the Mariners. The walk came with one out and Torii Hunter on first base. Felix Hernandez was able to bounce back and hold the Angels scoreless from there, but…

  2. Montero, Kimbrel added; now up-to-the-minute All-Star rosters

    Jul 10, 2011, 6:02 PM EST

    Miguel Montero

    According to the San Francisco Chronicle’s Hank Schulman, Miguel Montero has been added to the NL All-Star roster in place of Placido Polanco.  This after Pablo Sandoval was given the spot of Jose Reyes earlier today. So, let’s compile an up-to-date set of All-Star rosters: American League Lineup CF Curtis Granderson SS Asdrubal Cabrera 1B…

  3. Phillies demolish Braves, carry game’s best record into the break

    Jul 10, 2011, 5:21 PM EST

    Cole Hamels

    The Philadelphia offense came up with 14 largely unnecessary runs in support of All-Star Cole Hamels to rout the Braves on Sunday and finish the first half 57-34. Hamels gave up just one run and three hits in improving to 11-4 this season.  He has a 2.32 ERA and a 0.93 WHIP, but he was…

  4. Two more ejections as Red Sox complete sweep of Orioles

    Jul 10, 2011, 5:00 PM EST

    Terry Francona

    Home-plate umpire Marty Foster took control of this one with nearly as much finesse as Wily Mo Pena employs attacking a fastball. Red Sox right-hander Kyle Weiland was ejected from his first big-league start and Orioles reliever Mike Gonzalez was tossed an inning later in the finale of the four-game series in Boston on Sunday.…

  5. Ricky Romero replaces Jon Lester replaces Felix Hernandez

    Jul 10, 2011, 4:54 PM EST

    Ricky Romero

    Just in case you were still keeping score… Felix Hernandez is a 2011 All-Star, but he can’t be on the roster because he started this afternoon’s game for the Mariners. So… Jon Lester is a 2011 All-Star, except he’s on the disabled list with a strained lat muscle and can’t pitch. So… Ricky Romero is…

  6. Yankees making big bucks off Derek Jeter’s 3,000th hit

    Jul 10, 2011, 4:41 PM EST

    Derek Jeter

    CNBC’s Darren Rovell hears that the Yankees have sold $2.5 million in Derek Jeter merchandise since the shortstop collected his 3,000th hit by homering Saturday. Rovell also reports that Steiner Sports, Jeter’s official memorabilia dealer, was so flooded with calls Saturday that its phone system crashed. Whether the Yankees really thought Jeter would be worth…

  7. Kevin Correia replaces Cole Hamels on NL All-Star roster

    Jul 10, 2011, 4:27 PM EST

    Chicago Cubs v Pittsburgh Pirates

    Phillies left-hander Cole Hamels is on the mound this afternoon against the Braves and won’t be eligible to pitch in Tuesday’s All-Star Game. His replacement: Kevin Correia, of the surprising Pittsburgh Pirates. Correia, 30, has gone 11-7 with a 4.01 ERA and 1.28 WHIP through 19 starts with the Bucs this season. Those are hardly…

  8. Alex Rodriguez getting knee surgery, out 4-6 weeks

    Jul 10, 2011, 4:17 PM EST

    New York Yankees v New York Mets

    Welp, the New York Post was right. According to Anthony McCarron of the New York Daily News, Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez will undergo surgery on his right knee Monday and will need 4-6 weeks of recovery time. The Yankees’ medical staff diagnosed A-Rod with a torn meniscus on Saturday and recommended that he undergo…

  9. CC Sabathia earns win No. 13 with 1-0 shutout of Rays

    Jul 10, 2011, 3:42 PM EST

    CC Sabathia, A. J. Burnett

    A top-notch pitching duel brought the first half to a close in the Bronx on Sunday, as the Yankees beat the Rays 1-0, with both CC Sabathia and James Shields going the distance. It was Sabathia’s first shutout since 2009 and second as a Yankee, and he became the first pitcher to 13 victories this…

  10. A’s suspend top pitching prospect Ian Krol for tweet

    Jul 10, 2011, 3:33 PM EST

    Ian Krol - Topps

    Ian Krol, who posts on Twitter under @KingKrol9, was suspended indefinitely by the A’s on Sunday after an offensive tweet. The San Francisco Chronicle’s Susan Slusser reports that the tweet, since deleted, included a “gay slur along with some other offensive language.” Krol had all of 90 twitter followers prior to the announcement, but the…

  11. Evan Meek not close to beginning a throwing program

    Jul 10, 2011, 3:25 PM EST

    Arizona Diamondbacks v Pittsburgh Pirates

    Pirates setup man Evan Meek posted a 2.14 ERA and 1.05 WHIP in 80 innings last season, vaulting himself into the rung of baseball’s elite relievers. This year, he’s fallen back to earth in a big way. Meek has made only 17 relief appearances and is on the 15-day disabled list currently for the second…

  12. Alexi Ogando replaces CC Sabathia replaces James Shields

    Jul 10, 2011, 2:57 PM EST

    Alexi Ogando

    By the time the day ends, you and I might be All-Stars. See, a few years back, MLB, in response to complaints about the All-Star managers favoring their own players, gave the players a chance to vote on All-Star picks. And that wasn’t a bad idea.  The problem was that MLB now keeps turning back…

  13. Jered Weaver to start All-Star Game for American League

    Jul 10, 2011, 2:21 PM EST

    Los Angeles Dodgers v Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim

    Mike DiGiovanna of the Los Angeles Times passes along notice that Angels right-hander Jered Weaver has been named the starting pitcher for the American League in Tuesday’s All-Star Game. It couldn’t have been too difficult of a decision for American League skipper Ron Washington. Weaver leads all of Major League Baseball with a 1.86 ERA,…

  14. Aramis Ramirez opts out, so Pablo Sandoval is an All-Star

    Jul 10, 2011, 1:54 PM EST

    Pablo Sandoval

    Manager Bruce Bochy will get to call on another Giant. Aramis Ramirez would have been the choice to take Placido Polanco‘s spot on the NL All-Star team, but he’s following through with his plans to go home to visit family in the Dominican Republic.  As a result, Pablo Sandoval will go to his first All-Star…

  15. David Robertson replaces David Price on AL All-Star roster

    Jul 10, 2011, 1:49 PM EST

    Colorado Rockies v New York Yankees

    Rays left-hander David Price bowed out of the All-Star game on Sunday afternoon due to a mild case of turf toe, according to Marc Topkin of the St. Petersburg Times. Price still plans to attend all of the All-Star festivities, but he will not take the mound. The 25-year-old southpaw turned in a 3.70 ERA…

  16. Carlos Gonzalez to undergo MRI on right wrist Monday

    Jul 10, 2011, 1:35 PM EST

    Kansas City Royals v Colorado Rockies

    Rockies outfielder Carlos Gonzalez injured his right wrist one week ago when he crashed into the center field wall at Coors Field while making a fantastic catch on a line drive from Royals catcher Brayan Pena. Seven days later, Gonzalez is still hurting. According to Jim Armstrong of the Denver Post, CarGo is expected to…

  17. Aramis Ramirez expected to replace Placido Polanco on All-Star team

    Jul 10, 2011, 1:13 PM EST

    Aramis Ramirez

    If Bruce Bochy was given the choice, he probably would have taken Aramis Ramirez in place of Chipper Jones when the latter was ruled out of the All-Star Game following knee surgery. It wasn’t Bochy’s choice, though, and Scott Rolen, who finished behind Jones in the players’ vote, was forced on him as Chipper’s replacement. Now, with…

  18. After three weeks in bigs, Wily Mo Pena to get first outfield start

    Jul 10, 2011, 12:50 PM EST

    Wily Mo Pena

    Wily Mo Pena, he with the remarkable .190/.190/.548 line this year, is getting his first start in left field for the Diamondbacks on Sunday. Manager Kirk Gibson recently said he had no plans to play Pena in the outfield, but something changed his mind.  Pena had appeared in 16 games since his callup June 21,…

  19. What they’re saying about Derek Jeter’s 3,000th hit…

    Jul 10, 2011, 12:35 PM EST

    jeter presser getty

    Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter went 5-for-5 on Saturday at Yankee Stadium in an afternoon that won’t soon be forgotten by fans of baseball. He reached then quickly surpassed the 3,000-hit milestone, doing it in storybook fashion as the Yankees captured a 5-4 victory over the Rays. Let’s swing it around the web for reaction to…

  20. Josh Beckett cleared to pitch in Tuesday’s All-Star Game

    Jul 10, 2011, 11:32 AM EST

    beckett getty wide

    Red Sox starter Josh Beckett made it through a bullpen session on Sunday morning without having any problems with his hyperextended left knee, according to Tim Britton of the Providence Journal. As a result, the Boston ace has been medically cleared to participate in Tuesday’s All-Star Game. Beckett has registered a dominant 2.27 ERA and…

Top 10 MLB Player Searches
  1. J. Papelbon (5047)
  2. J. Shields (4867)
  3. R. Vogelsong (4737)
  4. I. Suzuki (3613)
  5. J. Gomes (3251)
  1. J. Hoffman (3075)
  2. G. Soto (2872)
  3. J. Montero (2819)
  4. Y. Moncada (2788)
  5. D. Fowler (2743)