• What CC Sabathia and A-Rod have in common right now

    New York Post "CC Sabathia said he’s “pretty much back to 100 percent” as he continues to come back from knee surgery, but just like several of his other high-priced teammates, including Alex Rodriguez, there are no guarantees on what he’ll produce going forward. Still, the lefty sounded confident that both..." October 22

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    LaVelle E. Neal III @LaVelleNeal

    Looks like it's Molitor, Mientkiewicz and Lovullo left for the Twins job

  • Giants willing to lose DH to sub for Morse

    MLB.com "Giants manager Bruce Bochy indicated before Tuesday's World Series opener that he would prefer to stick with his usual substitution strategy involving Michael Morse, Juan Perez and Travis Ishikawa instead of tailoring his moves to American League rules for Games 1 and 2 of the World..." October 21

  • Adam Wainwright won’t require surgery on elbow

    Hardball Talk "We heard some vague comments regarding Adam Wainwright‘s health from Cardinals manager Mike Matheny and teammates throughout the postseason, but general manager John Mozeliak said during an end-of-season media session today that the staff ace will not require elbow surgery. According to Jenifer..." October 21

  • James Shields passed a kidney stone during the ALCS

    CBSSports.com "When Game 3 of the ALCS was rained out last week, many speculated the Royals would take advantage by using ace right-hander James Shields in Game 4 on regular rest. Instead, they opted to start Jason Vargas as scheduled and kept Shields lined up for Game 5. Turns out that decision was based on..." October 21

  • Cardinals will try to trade Randy Choate this offseason

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "We heard some vague comments regarding Adam Wainwright‘s health from Cardinals manager Mike Matheny and teammates throughout the postseason, but general manager John Mozeliak said during an end-of-season media session today that the staff ace will not require elbow surgery. According to Jenifer..." October 21

  • Kansas City Royals announce roster for 2014 World Series

    MLB.com "The Kansas City Royals have announced their 25-man roster (attached) that they will use in the World Series against the San Francisco Giants, scheduled to begin tonight at 7:07 p.m. CT. The 2014 World Series is being televised by FOX and MLB International, with radio broadcasts on ESPN Radio as..." October 21

  • Yoenis Cespedes Signs With Jay Z's Roc Nation

    Boston Globe "Jay Z’s Roc Nation has announced that they have brought another sports star into their fold: Red Sox outfielder Yoenis Cespedes. The entertainment company, which represents athletes such as Kevin Durant, CC Sabathia, and Victor Cruz, tweeted the news Monday afternoon that Cespedes was now a Roc..." October 21

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    Mike Berardino @MikeBerardino

    Doesn't sound like Terry Ryan is expected to offer Paul Molitor the mgr job just yet. More due diligence remains. #MNTwins

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    Alex Pavlovic @AlexPavlovic

    Bochy said Morse will be DH. #SFGiants

  • Brandon Finnegan to be the first player to play in two World Series in one year

    Hardball Talk "College and Major League, that is. Brandon Finnegan was the first round selection of the Royals — the 17th pick overall — just this past June, signing for slot at $2,200,600. He signed out of Texas Christian University, where he posted a 2.04 ERA with 134 strikeouts in 105 and two-thirds..." October 20

  • Is women’s perfume the secret to Royals’ success?

    USA Today "The secret to the Kansas City Royals' unexpected success is out, although opponents will say they got a whiff of what was happening a while ago. Shortstop Alcides Escobar and catcher Salvador Perez, two of the Royals' key players in their march to the World Series, make a habit of wearing..." October 20

  • Sporting News MLB awards 2014: White Sox 1B Jose Abreu voted top AL rookie

    Sporting News "There’s only a handful of those guys,” the scout said. “He’s got big-time raw power. Strength.” What only a handful of people expected was how complete of a hitter Abreu would be in his first season in the majors. The 27-year-old first baseman had 36 homers and 107 RBIs for the White Sox—those..." October 20

  • Sporting News MLB awards 2014: Mets' Jacob deGrom voted top NL rookie

    Sporting News "Jacob deGrom, a ninth-round draft pick in 2010 and No. 10 prospect in the Mets’ organization heading into 2014 according to Baseball America, is Sporting News' National League Rookie of the Year after a season that was as dominating as it was surprising. And that’s saying something, because..." October 20

  • Sporting News MLB awards: Chris Young, Casey McGehee voted top comebackers

    Sporting News "RHP Chris Young of the Mariners and 3B Casey McGehee of the Marlins are Sporting News’ 2014 AL and NL Comeback Players of the Year, respectively, as selected by a panel of 196 major league players. The veteran players put up solid campaigns after spending 2013 out of Major League..." October 20

  • Mark Teixeira's non-baseball interests concern for Yankees?

    Newark Star-Ledger "Are Mark Teixeira's non-baseball interests becoming a problem? They might be, according to ESPN New York's Wallace Matthews, who said one "baseball insider" told him Teixeira might be spending too little time on remaining a top first baseman. From Matthews: A baseball insider I spoke..." October 20

  • San Francisco radio stations ban Lorde's 'Royals' during World Series

    ESPN.com "It's no secret Lorde's biggest hit and the Kansas City baseball team share a name. The New Zealand artist based "Royals" off a photograph of Hall of Famer George Brett, and in March Brett sent the Grammy winner a jersey. Well San Francisco is not going to stand for it. Specifically two Bay Area..." October 20

  • Red Sox hire Chili Davis as hitting coach

    CBSSports.com "The Red Sox have hired Chili Davis away from the Athletics to be their next hitting coach. CBSSports.com's Jon Heyman confirms the original report of Rob Bradford and Alex Speier of WEEI. As Heyman recently wrote, Davis was also considered a strong candidate for the Yankees' opening at hitting..." October 20

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    Susan Slusser @susanslusser

    Again, w/ correct spelling, sources tell Chronicle that Dave Hansen a candidate for #Athletics hitting job if not promoted by #Angels.

  • Descalso, Bourjos wonder if they'll be back with Cards

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "More than a handful of Cardinals came to Busch Stadium on Friday afternoon for the final rite of any season – the inglorious packing of their stuff. Bags were lined up dutifully in front of the lockers in the clubhouse, and a plastic tub of sanitary white socks was available in the middle of the..." October 20

  • Tim Lincecum didn’t pitch in the NLDS or NLCS, but he’ll be on the World Series roster

    San Jose Mercury News "The Giants used 24 of 25 players on the NLDS roster and did the same in the NLCS. The missing man was the same both times: Tim Lincecum. Still, manager Bruce Bochy will have Lincecum on the World Series roster. He said the Giants likely will keep the same group that beat the St. Louis Cardinals..." October 20

  • Indians altering conditioning plan for Jason Kipnis

    Hardball Talk "Indians second baseman Jason Kipnis put up the worst full-season numbers of his brief major league career this past season, finishing with a .240/.310/.330 slash line with six home runs, 41 RBI, and 22 stolen bases in 555 plate appearances. He suffered from an oblique injury in April and a..." October 20

  • Report: Red Sox may look to trade Yoenis Cespedes this offseason

    CBSSports.com "Will outfielder Yoenis Cespedes' stay with the Red Sox be a brief one? Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe, in the midst of his must-read "Sunday Baseball Notes" column, writes that Boston may be looking to trade Cespedes this offseason. As Cafardo notes, Cespedes recently expressed some reluctance..." October 20

  • Staying with Mariners appeals to Chris Young

    MLB.com "Chris Young's season with the Mariners didn't begin the way he hoped. Nor did it end in quite the fashion he'd have drawn up, if given a choice. But the six months between that start and finish were as good a time as the 6-foot-10 right-hander remembers having in baseball, and he'd love the..." October 20

  • If Phillies move on, Domonic Brown says he will “definitely have a job somewhere else”

    MLB.com "Domonic Brown entered this year confident and ready to build upon his 2013 breakout season. But he left Citizens Bank Park late last month with only questions about his future in Philadelphia. Brown made the National League All-Star team in '13, but hit just .235 with 22 doubles, one triple,..." October 19

  • Manager hired, Jon Daniels sets sights re-signing pitcher Colby Lewis

    Dallas Morning News "The completion of the managerial search will allow general manager Jon Daniels to focus on putting together a roster for next season. He had tabled that while focusing on getting a manager. Daniels said his first duty is to resume communication with Alan Nero, who represents potential..." October 19

  • 4 umps to work World Series for first time thanks to strong replay results

    CBSSports.com "According to the Associated Press, four umpires will work the World Series for the first time this year thanks in part to their strong results on instant replace challenges during the regular season. Hunter Wendelstedt, Eric Cooper, Jim Reynolds and Jerry Meals are all heading to the Fall Classic..." October 19

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    Darren Wolfson @DarrenWolfson

    Possible sign #MNTwins are getting closer to naming a manager: source tells me Joe McEwing is out of the mix.

  • Ike Davis could be headed elsewhere this winter

    Hardball Talk "Ike Davis was traded from the Mets to the Pirates in April, but he could soon be on the move again. Andy Martino of the New York Daily News has the story: It won’t be as high-profile as last winter, but former Met Ike Davis could be once again looking for another team this offseason. Davis..." October 19

  • Neshek leads list of Cards' five free agents

    MLB.com "Once the sting of this National League Championship Series loss to San Francisco passes, the Cardinals will reflect on how much they accomplished en route to a second straight division title in 2014. But they won't just be looking back. They'll also be looking ahead. One hundred and seventy-one..." October 19

  • Span hoping Nationals pick up option

    MLB.com "Nationals center fielder Denard Span is still waiting for the Nationals to pick up his option for 2015, worth $9 million. He said his agent informed him that the team could wait until after the World Series to pick up the option. "I still haven't heard anything yet. I don't know what's going..." October 19

  • Former Orioles second baseman Brian Roberts retires

    Baltimore Sun "Brian Roberts, a two-time All Star and fan favorite who spent all but one year of his 14-season career with the Orioles, has retired from baseball. Roberts, who turned 37 this month, was released by the New York Yankees in August after hitting .237 in 91 games. He said two "very good teams"..." October 18

  • Josh Byrnes seen as a leader for job under Dodgers president Friedman

    CBSSports.com "Josh Byrnes, the former general manager of the Diamondbacks and Padres, is seen as a leading candidate for the top executive job under new club president Andrew Friedman with the Dodgers, league sources said. Byrnes is viewed as a strong possibility to get the coveted job, as sources familiar..." October 18

  • The Royals are “not hopeful” that they’ll sign James Shields

    Hardball Talk "“Big Game” James Shields may have a career postseason ERA of 5.19, but he’s still a really good starter and the Royals wouldn’t be where they are now without him. But if they’re going to get back to where they are next season, they’re gonna probably have to do it without him. Andy Martino in the..." October 18

  • Rangers eye Daniels deal by spring

    ESPN Dallas "Texas Rangers co-chairman Ray Davis said he would like to extend the contract of general manager Jon Daniels by the time spring training starts. Daniels has one year remaining on his contract and was given the lead role in hiring the franchise's 18th full-time manager over the past two months...." October 18

  • Yankees near decision on hitting coach

    New York Post "The Yankees are in the final lap of replacing hitting coach Kevin Long. According to candidate Dave Magadan, the Yankees could have a new hitting coach in place before Tuesday’s Game 1 of the World Series. “I interviewed Wednesday in New York with the Yankees. They told me they were going to..." October 18

  • After season ends, Orioles' pending free agents set sights on the future

    Baltimore Sun "As the Orioles prepared to leave the visitors' clubhouse Wednesday night after being swept in the American League Championship Series, they understood the harsh reality of today's industry: This group, in its entirety, will never again be together as a team. "That part stinks," said left-hander..." October 17

  • Madison Bumgarner named NLCS MVP

    Hardball Talk "After the Giants secured a trip to the World Series with a dramatic 6-3 win over the Cardinals this evening, left-hander Madison Bumgarner was named as the NLCS MVP. Bumgarner tossed 7 2/3 scoreless innings in a victory in Game 1 and allowed three runs over eight innings in Game 5 tonight. He..." October 17

  • Rangers hire Jeff Banister as manager

    Fort Worth Star-Telegram "Jeff Banister will be introduced Friday morning as the Texas Rangers’ manager after edging out front-runner Tim Bogar and Kevin Cash for the full-time duty of replacing Ron Washington. Banister, a longtime Texas resident, joins the Rangers after spending four seasons as the Pittsburgh Pirates’..." October 17

  • Chipper tells Braves: ‘Not ready’ to be hitting coach

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "One of the most logical places for the Braves to look for their new hitting coach was the Double Dime Ranch in Texas, and they did, Chipper Jones told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. The former Braves third baseman said Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez contacted him recently to gauge his interest..." October 17

  • Cubs begin demolition of Wrigley Field bleachers

    SI.com "The bleachers will be rebuilt with seating for an additional 300 fans. The walls behind the left and right field bleachers will be moved back onto the neighboring streets to create wider concourses and room for bullpens beneath the bleachers. The bleachers in centerfield will be renovated after..." October 17

  • Pirates plan to give C Russell Martin $15.3 million qualifying offer

    CBSSports.com "The Pirates plan to extend the $15.3 million qualifying offer to star free-agent catcher Russell Martin, league sources said. The Pirates made a multiyear offer to Martin sometime during the season, as was reported here, and are apparently serious in their efforts to try to retain Martin. The..." October 16

  • Royals owner David Glass says Dayton Moore isn’t going anywhere

    Hardball Talk "There is a certain segment of Braves people — some fans, some, it seems, in the front office — who seem to think that Dayton Moore would leave the Royals to take the GM job in Atlanta. Maybe this made more sense when Moore was on the hot seat before this year, but it makes little sense to me given..." October 16

  • Why Nick Markakis would be a good fit for Mets

    New York Post "Nick Markakis is not a perfect fit for the Mets. They want a corner outfield bat who projects to more power, though good luck finding that in this market. They want someone who probably will cost less, though when is a team that plays its home games in New York going to stop using that as an..." October 16

  • Clay Buchholtz's Wife -- I'VE BEEN HACKED ... Those Pics Were For My Husband ONLY

    TMZ.com "The wife of Boston Red Sox star Clay Buchholtz says she's the latest victim in the nude photo hacking scandal -- and tells TMZ Sports the racy photos were ONLY meant to be seen by her husband. We spoke with Lindsay Clubine -- a former "Deal or No Deal" briefcase model -- who tells us she was..." October 16

  • Ex-star Mark Grace comes back as D-Backs assistant hitting coach

    CBSSports.com "Mark Grace, the former hitting star of the Cubs and Diamondbacks who lost his broadcasting job with the D-Backs after two drunk-driving incidents, is back with Arizona, which has hired him as assistant hitting coach. Grace served as D-Backs announcer from 2004-12 but the popular former star..." October 16

  • Royals head to World Series after sweeping Orioles in ALCS

    Kansas City Star "In the moments after the Royals won the pennant, after their 2-1 victory carried them to a sweep over the Orioles in the American League Championship Series, joy flowed like the fountains beyond this ballpark’s outfield fences. The last embers of afternoon sunshine still illuminated Kauffman..." October 15

  • Lorenzo Cain wins ALCS MVP

    CBSSports.com "A few years ago, Lorenzo Cain was a young and talented player who was sent to the Royals in the "Zack Greinke trade." And now, after the Royals swept the Orioles in the ALCS, Cain is the American League Championship Series Most Valuable Player for 2014. The announcement was made shortly after..." October 15

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    Steve Melewski @masnSteve

    Adam Jones: "I think expectations have risen a bit in Baltimore and that's good. It's a great position to be in the ALCS."

  • Jeremy Guthrie apologizes for 'These O's Ain't Royal' T-shirt

    Sporting News "Royals pitcher Jeremy Guthrie apologized to the Orioles for wearing a T-shirt to his post-game news conference Tuesday night that read, "These O's Ain't Royal." Guthrie wore the shirt, a twist on the Chris Brown song "Loyal," after Kansas City beat his former team 2-1 to take a 3-0 lead in..." October 15