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  1. And That Happened: Tuesday’s scores and highlights

    Apr 9, 2014, 6:18 AM EDT

    Ryan Braun

    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.

  2. Masahiro Tanaka overcomes rough start to win in his major league debut

    Apr 5, 2014, 9:36 AM EDT

    Masahiro Tanaka AP

    Masahiro Tanaka was shaky early, but he bounced back to win in his major league debut last night against the Blue Jays.

  3. And That Happened: Tuesday’s scores and highlights

    Apr 2, 2014, 5:22 AM EDT

    Bochy replay

    Major League Baseball wanted a challenge system for replay. Everyone except Major League Baseball said a challenge system would be flawed and would lead to problems. The Giants-Dbacks game last night showed us exactly what those problems are.

  4. 2014 Preview: Toronto Blue Jays

    Mar 28, 2014, 3:30 PM EDT

    Jose Bautista

    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 Toronto Blue Jays. The Big Question: Isn’t doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results…

  5. Jose Bautista is in The Best Shape of His Life

    Feb 24, 2014, 6:15 AM EDT

    Toronto Blue Jays' Bautista looks into the stands between innings during a MLB American League baseball game against the Tampa Bay Rays in St. Petersburg

    We heard about Melky Cabrera being in The Best Shape of His Life last week. Well, he didn’t work out alone. He had teammate Jose Bautista with him, and Bautista characterizes the purpose of those workouts: “It was kind of easy and natural and we just decided to start earlier than we normally do,” Bautista said. “We…

  6. Of course you want to read the pitch for A-Rod: The Movie

    Jan 22, 2014, 3:48 PM EDT

    Alex Rodriguez Reuters

    UPDATE: Well, it appears as though the Post has taken the pitch and the story down. Was it b.s.? Was it the next zillion-dollar media project and no one wants it seen yet? NO MAN CAN SAY! 3: 48 PM: Well, it’s not called that. It’s a book pitch, actually, which is simultaneously being shopped…

  7. The Arbitrator’s Decision: Creatively Counting to 150

    Jan 13, 2014, 6:22 PM EDT

    Alex Rodriguez Reuters

    I’ve received a copy of the complaint Alex Rodriguez has filed in federal court seeking to overturn the arbitration decision against him and naming the MLBPA as a defendant as a result of their alleged failure to advance and aid in his defense. A full copy of the documents can be read here. I have…

  8. Tony Bosch: Alex Rodriguez wanted to start an 800-homer club

    Jan 12, 2014, 9:15 PM EDT

    bosch headshot

    Interviewed by 60 Minutes for Sunday’s show, former drug dealer Tony Bosch says he first met with Alex Rodriguez in 2010 and subsequently gave him numerous performance enhancers and supplements over the following two years, including the banned substances testosterone, hGH and insulin growth factor. Bosch said upon meeting Rodriguez the former MVP asked him…

  9. Scout: “I could tell, on the day, when Jhonny Peralta was off the steroids”

    Jan 8, 2014, 10:16 AM EDT

    podcast

    This is interesting and, thankfully, has nothing to do with the Hall of Fame: Jeff Pearlman sat down and talked with former major leaguer Brian Johnson, who currently serves as a scout with the San Francisco Giants. The entire podcast is here, but Jeff has extensive excerpts from his conversation over at theScore. Johnson has a…

  10. Wild rumor: Phillies, Jays discussing Jose Bautista-Domonic Brown swap

    Nov 12, 2013, 11:45 PM EDT

    Jose Bautista

    94WIP Radio’s Howard Eskin isn’t necessarily a baseball guy, but he is a big player in the Philadelphia sports radio scene, and he’s reporting tonight that the Phillies and Blue Jays are involved in “serious talks” about a deal involving Jose Bautista and Domonic Brown. It’d be a swap of 2013 All-Stars, one seven years…

  11. Nelson Cruz on the Rangers for the playoffs would be an “embarrassment?” Really?

    Sep 24, 2013, 8:54 AM EDT

    Texas Rangers baserunner Cruz is congratulated in his dugout after he scored a run off a two-run single by teammate Murphy against Seattle Mariners in their American League game at Safeco Field in Seattle

    Headline from Tim Colishaw’s latest at The Dallas Morning News: Call me crazy, but I feel like missing the playoffs in a late-season collapse would be way worse than playing in them with Cruz. Or even losing in the first round because they don’t have Cruz. But I suppose there are many different levels of…

  12. Nelson Cruz is working out with the Rangers

    Sep 12, 2013, 9:20 AM EDT

    Nelson Cruz

    Melky Cabrera was no precedent it seems. Jhonny Peralta is working out with the Tigers and will rejoin the team for the playoffs. So too Nelson Cruz and the Rangers, reports Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News. Though he’s at the team’s complex in Arizona, not with the team yet. Cruz is eligible to…

  13. Melky Cabrera has a tumor removed from his spine

    Sep 7, 2013, 6:30 PM EDT

    Toronto Blue Jays' Cabrera heads to the batters box during the first inning of their MLB baseball game against the San Francisco Giants in San Francisco, California

    The Associated Press is reporting that Blue Jays outfielder Melky Cabrera had a benign tumor removed from his spine on August 30. He had already been shut down since the beginning of the month due to an issue with the meniscus in his left knee. Cabrera was having a comparatively poor 2013 campaign after a…

  14. The Tigers haven’t made a decision on Jhonny Peralta’s playoff status

    Aug 31, 2013, 12:05 PM EDT

    Peralta sign Reuters

    While the Rangers are prepared to welcome Nelson Cruz back for the playoffs after his completes his 50-game suspension for his involvement with Biogenesis, the Tigers aren’t ready to say the same for Jhonny Peralta. According to Chris Iott of MLive.com, Tigers general manager Dave Dombrowski responded to inquiries on Peralta’s status yesterday by saying…

  15. No, the Rangers aren’t telling Nelson Cruz to stay home in October

    Aug 27, 2013, 11:32 AM EDT

    Nelson Cruz

    A couple of weeks ago Pedro Gomez passed along some word he was hearing that it was “highly unlikely” that the Rangers would activate Nelson Cruz for the postseason, choosing instead to exile him, Melky Cabrera-style.  In his notes column today Ken Rosenthal reports that, no, that’s not the plan: Suspended Rangers outfielder Nelson Cruz recently spent…

  16. Melky Cabrera not expected to play again this season

    Aug 22, 2013, 2:50 PM EDT

    Melky Cabrera Getty

    Melky Cabrera has been on the disabled list since August 2 with a strained knee and Barry Davis of Sportsnet in Canada reports that the outfielder is not expected to rejoin the Blue Jays this season. Cabrera has played just 88 of 127 games due to multiple injuries and wasn’t much good when healthy enough…

  17. Jose Bautista goes on DL with bone bruise in hip

    Aug 20, 2013, 10:59 PM EDT

    Jose Bautista

    The Blue Jays’ sad year just got a little more depressing: Jose Bautista was placed on the DL after Tuesday’s doubleheader sweep by the Yankees. The cause is a bone bruise in his left hip that knocked out of this afternoon’s matinee. According to Sportsnet.ca’s Shi Davidi, Bautista hurt the hip weeks ago as he…

  18. Must-Click Link: Gabe Kapler has the smartest take on PED speculation you’ll ever see

    Aug 20, 2013, 11:03 AM EDT

    Gabe Kapler

    Everyone — and I mean everyone — should read Gabe Kapler’s essay about his decision not to use PEDs and his views on speculation about PED-using players over at Baseball Prospectus. It is easily the best take I’ve seen on the matter. For PED hawks, there is an extremely useful lesson about the assumptions we…

  19. Report: Alex Rodriguez paid for Tony Bosch’s lawyer

    Aug 19, 2013, 12:11 AM EDT

    Alex Rodriguez

    A spokesperson for Tony Bosch’s attorney, Susy Ribero-Ayala, told ESPN’s Outside the Lines on Sunday that Alex Rodriguez paid her a $25,000 retainer in February in the wake of the Biogenesis scandal and later transferred an additional $50,000 that was immediately returned to Rodriguez. Outside the Lines reviewed the documents for the second transfer. Ribero-Ayala…

  20. MLB is concerned about ACES’ links to Biogenesis, but it can’t do anything about it

    Aug 7, 2013, 10:31 AM EDT

    Sam Seth Levinson

    Over the past several days there have been multiple articles in which the ACES agency, run by the Levinson Brothers, has been scrutinized due to the fact that the vast majority of players suspended in the Biogenesis scandal are or were represented by the agency. ACES was censured by the MLBPA last year in the wake…

  21. A-Rod handed 211-game ban; eligible pending appeal

    Aug 5, 2013, 3:45 PM EDT

    alex rodriguez getty

    New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez was one of 13 Major League Baseball players who were suspended on Monday for receiving performance-enhancing drugs from a shuttered Miami wellness clinic, the league announced. Rodriguez received a 211-game punishment from the league, which would be effective on Thursday and last through the end of the 2014…

  22. Source: ACES agency was unaware of players Biogenesis activities

    Aug 5, 2013, 3:04 PM EDT

    Sam Seth Levinson

    One thing many of the Biogenesis players have in common is their representation: Nelson Cruz, Jordany Valdespin, Antonio Bastardo, Sergio Escalona and Melky Cabrera, are all represented by ACES, the agency headed by Seth and Sam Levinson. You probably first heard of ACES’ connection to PEDs last year when it was named in stories arising out of Cabrera’s…

  23. What do the Tigers and Rangers do about Jhonny Peralta and Nelson Cruz come playoff time?

    Aug 5, 2013, 1:57 PM EDT

    Jhonny Peralta, Jim Leyland, Tony Randazzo

    The two Biogenesis suspensions with the most on-field impact are easily the Rangers’ Nelson Cruz and the Tigers’ Jhonny Peralta. One leads his team in homers the other is his team’s starting shortstop. Both, assuming their suspensions start today, will be eligible to return for the playoffs if their teams make it there (Peralta could…

  24. Three previously unknown Biogenesis players named, Gio Gonzalez cleared, 12 total accepting discpline

    Aug 5, 2013, 12:55 PM EDT

    Jordany Valdespin

    Lots of Biogenesis news has come out in the past few minutes. We have news of three new names in the Biogenesis scandal, a couple being cleared as well as more news of players agreeing not to appeal and to serve their suspensions. The new names: The Mets’ Jordany Valdespin, the Phillies’ Antonio Bastardo and the…

  25. Nelson Cruz accepts suspension, chooses from nothing but bad options

    Aug 5, 2013, 12:44 PM EDT

    Texas Rangers baserunner Cruz is congratulated in his dugout after he scored a run off a two-run single by teammate Murphy against Seattle Mariners in their American League game at Safeco Field in Seattle

    Bob Nightengale of USA Today confirms Jon Heyman’s report that Nelson Cruz will accept a 50-game suspension rather than appeal: Confirmed: Nelson Cruz accepting his immediate suspension in blow that’s devastating to #Rangers playoff hopes and may end his days in Texas — Bob Nightengale (@BNightengale) August 5, 2013 I think “devastating” is a bit…

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