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 8, 2014, 5:46 PM EDT
But he didn’t need one, because he’s Keith Hernandez.
Jul 8, 2014, 4:33 PM EDT
When a sports talk dude can basically tell a general manager “scoreboard!” it’s not a good day for the GM.
Jul 8, 2014, 4:00 PM EDT
With the break it’s good timing, so he may only miss one or two starts.
Jul 8, 2014, 3:45 PM EDT
Four months and 18 horrible starts into a four-year, $49 million contract Ricky Nolasco revealed to the Twins that he’s been pitching through elbow pain since spring training.
Jul 8, 2014, 3:31 PM EDT
I wanna play poker with this guy.
Jul 8, 2014, 3:15 PM EDT
Released by the Rangers last week, left-hander Joe Saunders has agreed to a minor-league contract with the Royals and will report to Triple-A.
Jul 8, 2014, 2:44 PM EDT
The trade deadline is rapidly approaching and Rick Hahn already has his poker face on.
Jul 8, 2014, 2:30 PM EDT
A man whose name is synonymous with change in baseball tells us that even more is coming.
Jul 8, 2014, 2:14 PM EDT
Back in 2011 the Blue Jays drafted then-high school pitcher Tyler Beede with the 21st overall pick only to see him turn down their $2.4 million signing bonus offer to attend Vanderbilt.
Jul 8, 2014, 1:53 PM EDT
It seems like a sensible fit, as the Cardinals need rotation help with Michael Wacha and Jaime Garcia injured and the last-place Red Sox could be looking to sell off expensive veterans.
Jul 8, 2014, 1:20 PM EDT
“Hey, listen, I’m looking for people who can swing the bat because we’re not doing it here.”
Jul 8, 2014, 1:00 PM EDT
Pro tip: if you claim that someone said something bad about you, try to be sure they actually said something bad about you.
Jul 8, 2014, 12:46 PM EDT
Maybe the Indians knew something when they balked at Justin Masterson’s seemingly reasonable contract extension demands.
Jul 8, 2014, 12:30 PM EDT
Normally it’s someone from the New York media who says a player can’t cut it in New York. Yesterday, Brian McCann’s former hitting coach said it.
Jul 8, 2014, 12:16 PM EDT
Francisco Liriano’s first minor-league rehab start may end up being his last minor-league rehab start, because the Pirates left-hander was dominant last night at Triple-A.
Jul 8, 2014, 11:51 AM EDT
At age 31 he’s being paid just $12 million this season, but Votto is owed another $213 million from 2015-2023.
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