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  1. Pirates designate Ernesto Frieri for assignment

    Aug 8, 2014, 5:49 PM EDT

    Chicago White Sox v Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim

    Frieri posted a 7.34 ERA in 48 appearances, which is shockingly bad for a 28-year-old who came into this season with a career 2.76 ERA and 315 strikeouts in 231 innings.

  2. Rangers activate Geovany Soto, drop Jerome Williams

    Aug 8, 2014, 4:51 PM EDT

    Geovany Soto AP

    Geovany Soto made it just three games between disabled list stints last time, so the Rangers will hope the veteran catcher can stick around on the active roster for a bit longer now.

  3. The definitive ballpark craft beer ranking

    Aug 8, 2014, 4:30 PM EDT

    Brewery District Reds

    Everything you want to know about how your favorite park stacks up in terms of craft beer offerings.

  4. Yankees missed their chance to re-sign David Robertson at a “discount”

    Aug 8, 2014, 4:20 PM EDT

    David Robertson

    David Robertson has been fantastic taking over for Mariano Rivera as the Yankees’ closer, converting 31-of-33 save chances with a 2.62 ERA, .191 opponents’ batting average, and 71 strikeouts in 45 innings.

  5. It’s Baez-mania at Wrigley Field today

    Aug 8, 2014, 3:54 PM EDT

    Javier Baez Getty

    The Cubs’ young slugger makes his home debut

  6. Happy 38th anniversary, White Sox uniform with shorts

    Aug 8, 2014, 3:00 PM EDT

    Bucky Dent shorts

    I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: The 1970s were really, really weird.

  7. Mike Scioscia and the Angels are “concerned” about C.J. Wilson

    Aug 8, 2014, 2:48 PM EDT

    C.J. Wilson

    Wilson had a 3.34 ERA on June 19. Since then he’s allowed 32 runs in 24 innings with a 21/14 K/BB ratio and .394 opponents’ batting average.

  8. Bud Selig releases a statement trying to play down controversy about the selection of his successor

    Aug 8, 2014, 2:37 PM EDT

    Bud Selig AP

    Selig is trying to nip controversy in the . . . bud. God, I’m so sorry.

  9. Back injury sends Jason Motte to the disabled list again

    Aug 8, 2014, 2:14 PM EDT

    Jason Motte

    Motte has looked nothing like his former dominant self after missing all of last season, striking out just 16 batters in 22 innings while serving up seven homers on the way to a 4.91 ERA.

  10. Cubs acquire Jacob Turner from Marlins

    Aug 8, 2014, 1:45 PM EDT

    jacob turner getty

    Turner had an ugly 5.97 ERA in 78 innings for the Marlins this season, but he posted a 3.95 ERA in 30 starts between 2012 and 2013, ranked as a consensus top-50 prospect a couple years ago, and just turned 23 in May.

  11. HBT Daily: Taking stock of Bryce Harper

    Aug 8, 2014, 1:00 PM EDT

    bryce harper getty

    He’s got more promise than any young player in the game, but injuries have hampered him. What does the future hold?

  12. Michael Pineda set to rejoin Yankees’ rotation next week

    Aug 8, 2014, 12:16 PM EDT

    Michael Pineda

    Michael Pineda hasn’t pitched for the Yankees since getting booted from his April 23 start for having pine tar on his neck.

  13. Cubs, Phillies not likely to complete a Cole Hamels trade. But it’s still interesting.

    Aug 8, 2014, 12:03 PM EDT

    cole hamels getty

    For what it says about the Cubs, not what it says about the Phillies or Cole Hamels.

  14. Twins calling up pitching prospect Trevor May

    Aug 8, 2014, 11:50 AM EDT

    Trevor May card

    May was acquired from the Phillies in the Ben Revere trade two offseasons ago and repeated Double-A last season before taking a big step forward at Triple-A this year.

  15. Orioles finally ready to welcome back Ubaldo Jimenez

    Aug 8, 2014, 11:19 AM EDT

    Baltimore Orioles v New York Yankees

    Jimenez last pitched for the Orioles on July 5, yet he still leads the American League with 60 walks in the first season of a four-year, $50 million contract.

  16. Zoo with Roy actually got to go to the zoo with Roy Halladay

    Aug 8, 2014, 11:03 AM EDT

    roy halladay long getty

    Hold on to your dreams, kids. Because they really can come true.

  17. Willie Bloomquist needs knee surgery, out “at least a month”

    Aug 8, 2014, 10:47 AM EDT

    Willie Bloomquist Mariners

    He’s under contract for $3 million next season as part of a two-year, $5.8 million deal.

  18. “Better-than-average chance” White Sox call up No. 3 overall pick Carlos Rodon

    Aug 8, 2014, 10:15 AM EDT

    Carlos Rodon

    Will Carlos Rodon follow the Chris Sale path to the majors?

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