Jun 25, 2014, 10:47 AM EST
Reds reliever Sean Marshall hasn’t been healthy since 2012, posting an ugly 7.71 ERA between disabled list stints this year, and now the southpaw setup man will miss the remainder of the season following shoulder surgery.
Jun 25, 2014, 6:57 AM EST
The fella with the beard? The one who pitches for Los Angeles? Yeah, he’s pretty good.
Jun 22, 2014, 12:25 PM EST
From Bruce Levine of Chicago’s 670 The Score comes word that the Cubs have activated catcher Welington Castillo from the 15-day disabled list and designated Eli Whiteside for assignment in a corresponding move to open up a roster spot.
Jun 20, 2014, 7:40 PM EST
The Yankees may be on the prowl for a rotation upgrade in the coming weeks.
Jun 19, 2014, 6:17 AM EST
Clayton Kershaw was nearly perfect. And, at least by one measure, was better than a lot of guys who have thrown perfect games.
Jun 18, 2014, 6:24 PM EST
Gordon Wittenmyer of the Chicago Sun-Times reported earlier this week that the Cubs were making a late push to lock up ace right-hander Jeff Samardzija. But it doesn’t sound like anything is going to get done between the two parties.
Jun 18, 2014, 11:33 AM EST
The hottest property at the trade deadline is being scouted by contenders.
Jun 17, 2014, 8:23 AM EST
I’m mostly happy that I get to use this pic. Oh my God, this pic.
Jun 17, 2014, 6:39 AM EST
The Royals are knocking on the door of first place after knocking a former Cy Young Award and MVP winner around pretty good.
Jun 16, 2014, 11:00 PM EST
Analysis: Giancarlo Stanton hits baseballs really hard.
Jun 15, 2014, 1:03 PM EST
Gordon Wittenmyer of the Chicago Sun-Times reported Saturday afternoon that the Cubs have already been in trade talks with multiple teams about ace right-hander Jeff Samardzija. Some of those calls have apparently come from San Francisco.
Jun 15, 2014, 11:54 AM EST
From MLB.com’s Brian McTaggart comes word that the Astros have agreed to terms on a minor league contract with free agent reliever Jose Veras. The right-hander was released by the Cubs last Tuesday after allowing 12 earned runs in just 13 1/3 innings.
Jun 14, 2014, 2:01 PM EST
An MRI has confirmed that the Cubs’ Emilio Bonifacio is dealing with an oblique strain.
Jun 14, 2014, 12:55 PM EST
The number of sellers before the July 31 non-waiver trade deadline will likely be limited. The Cubs are one of the obvious ones and they are already talking about potential trades.
Jun 13, 2014, 9:50 PM EST
Home plate umpire Mark Ripperger had a quick trigger to eject Roberto Hernandez from the game after he hit Starlin Castro with a fastball.
Jun 13, 2014, 5:54 PM EST
Emilio Bonifacio injured his rib cage Thursday night and the Cubs have placed him on the disabled list, activating outfielder Ryan Sweeney from DL to take his spot on the roster.
Jun 12, 2014, 4:16 PM EST
Chicago currently has John Baker and Eli Whiteside splitting time behind the plate because starting catcher Welington Castillo is on the disabled list with a rib cage injury.
Jun 11, 2014, 6:01 AM EST
Collin Cowgill’s walkoff homer in the 14th was something. Yoenis Cespedes’ throw in the eighth was even more something.
Jun 10, 2014, 8:59 PM EST
Watch as Pirates stud outfield prospect Gregory Polanco slaps a single to left field in his second major league at-bat Tuesday night at PNC Park against Cubs starter Travis Wood …
Jun 10, 2014, 4:46 PM EST
As expected, no other teams claimed Jose Veras and the remainder of his $4 million contract off waivers after the Cubs designated him for assignment last week and the 33-year-old reliever has been released.
Jun 6, 2014, 6:08 AM EST
The Giants and Jays keep rolling merrily along. And Travis Wood [all together now] helps his own cause.
Jun 5, 2014, 7:04 AM EST
The Indians, A’s and Jays are surging. The Yankees, Rays and Braves are reeling. The Padres won a game despite getting only one hit. As Earl Weaver once said: Baseball: we do this every day, lady.
Jun 4, 2014, 6:40 AM EST
Henderson Alvarez has three shutouts. Three shutouts was enough to be the full-season leader in that category in five of the past 11 seasons.
Jun 3, 2014, 5:07 PM EST
Cubs starting catcher Welington Castillo is disabled list bound with a rib cage injury suffered Sunday and they’ve called up journeyman backup catcher Eli Whiteside from Triple-A to replace him on the roster.
Jun 2, 2014, 5:17 PM EST
When last we heard from veteran reliever Kevin Gregg it was April and he was bashing sabermetrics, complaining that the Cubs didn’t re-sign him, and “just waiting for an opportunity” to return to the majors at age 36.
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- My Imaginary Hall of Fame Ballot 120
- Phil Hughes signs a three-year extension with the Twins 27
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