Apr 12, 2014, 3:10 PM EST
Jose Veras struggled again last night and will get a break from the closer role.
Apr 11, 2014, 11:51 PM EST
Madison Bumgarner’s third career home run was a big one.
Apr 11, 2014, 11:10 PM EST
The Cubs finally ended their embarrassing stretch of zeroes behind Jeff Samardzija.
Apr 11, 2014, 10:30 PM EST
Jake Arrieta is close to a return to the Cubs’ rotation.
Apr 11, 2014, 6:15 AM EST
If a pitcher has a foreign substance on his hand and no one is there to complain about it, does it still raise a stink?
Apr 10, 2014, 7:06 AM EST
I saw Captain America last night. It was way better than the first few innings of the Tigers-Dodgers game.
Apr 9, 2014, 10:15 AM EST
It took a while, but last night we got our first manager ejection of the season when Cubs skipper Rick Renteria was tossed by umpire Jeff Nelson for arguing about a 1-2 pitch that was called a ball.
Apr 9, 2014, 6:18 AM EST
A ton of guys had multi-homer games yesterday. Ryan Braun led the pack with his three. I’m sure that won’t bother anyone.
Apr 7, 2014, 11:51 AM EST
In the wake of Will Middlebrooks’ calf injury the Red Sox have signed Ryan Roberts to help fill in at third base, according to Alex Speier of WEEI.com.
Apr 7, 2014, 6:02 AM EST
Matt Kemp and Hanley Ramirez each went yard twice. And I contemplate the return of the game-winning RBI stat.
Apr 6, 2014, 3:43 PM EST
Darnell McDonald announced his retirement from professional baseball in a unique way on Saturday night, using Instagram — or rather Flipagram — to produce a pictorial of his career highlights …
Apr 5, 2014, 7:10 PM EST
The Rangers’ top prospect begins his long road back to a clean bill of health.
Apr 4, 2014, 6:08 AM EST
Discover the one weird trick Coco Crisp used to hit a walkoff home run in last night’s Mariners-A’s game. The answer may shock you!
Apr 3, 2014, 1:07 PM EST
The Cubs and Pirates played a very late game last night. It was bound to lead to some sloppiness today.
Apr 3, 2014, 2:14 AM EST
Notes from what could reign supreme as the longest game of the year for quite some time.
Apr 3, 2014, 1:04 AM EST
The Philadelphia Phillies might not have a top-five bullpen after all.
Apr 2, 2014, 10:37 PM EST
It’s a feat unmatched since 1998.
Apr 1, 2014, 10:15 AM EST
Whether it’s about a potential long-term contract extension or a possible trade if a contract can’t be worked out, the offseason in Chicago has been filled with Jeff Samardzija talk.
Mar 31, 2014, 4:30 PM EST
Actually, it’s been used two times this afternoon, with one call upheld, one call overturned.
Mar 30, 2014, 10:40 PM EST
Jon Heyman of CBS Sports is reporting that the Indians have signed catcher George Kottaras to a minor league deal. He adds that there is a “seemingly good chance” for him to join the big league club soon. At the moment, third baseman Carlos Santana is the back-up to Yan Gomes behind the plate in…
Mar 28, 2014, 8:55 PM EST
Carlos Villanueva didn’t exactly impress in his 17 2/3 innings in the Cactus League, but the Cubs’ other options didn’t fare any better. That’s why, as Gordon Wittenmeyer of the Chicago Sun-Times reports, the Cubs have given the fifth spot in the rotation to Villanueva. Villanueva posted a 5.60 ERA during the spring. Chris Rusin,…
Mar 26, 2014, 8:20 AM EST
There is a pretty big demand for middle infielders among contending teams these days. The Yankees, the Tigers and now the Rangers either have age, injury or simple lack of quality to contend with among their infielders. And with Stephen Drew seemingly radioactive, there aren’t a lot of candidates around baseball to fill these holes.…
Mar 22, 2014, 12:31 PM EST
Starlin Castro hasn’t played in a Cactus League game since March 2 due to a strained right hamstring, but he’s finally ready to return to action. Sort of. According to Patrick Mooney of CSNChicago.com, Castro is expected to take several at-bats today in a minor league game. They might keep him on the minor league…
Mar 17, 2014, 6:02 PM EST
Between now and Opening Day, HardballTalk will take a look at each of baseball’s 30 teams, asking the key questions, the not-so-key questions, and generally breaking down their chances for the 2014 season. Next up: The Arizona Diamondbacks. The Big Question: Can the Diamondbacks withstand the injury to Patrick Corbin and get over the .500…
Mar 15, 2014, 11:05 PM EST
The Cubs will start Javier Baez at second base on either Monday or Tuesday, according to Cubs manager Rick Renteria. The report comes from Gordon Wittenmyer of the Chicago Sun-Times. Baez, rated the fourth overall best prospect by Baseball Prospectus, has played exclusively at shortstop throughout his three-year professional career. As Wittenmyer notes, it would…
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