USA Today "Yusmeiro Petit hardly inspires thoughts of the near-perfection demonstrated by San Francisco Giants teammate Madison Bumgarner in his one-hit shutout Tuesday. The journeyman right-hander from Venezuela barely touches 90 mph with his fastball, and he hasn't won more than four games in any of his..." August 28
Baltimore Sun "Manny Machado had the partially torn ligament in his right knee repaired successfully Wednesday morning, and the third baseman remains on the timeline to return to the club for spring training next season, according to Orioles manager Buck Showalter. The operation was performed at 6 a.m. in Los..." August 28
CSN Philly "Phillies manager Ryne Sandberg believes he has a good handle on his clubhouse despite the fact that four of his players, by word or action, have been critical or disrespectful of him over the last two weeks. “Yes, yeah,” Sandberg said when posed with that question on Wednesday..." August 28
Dallas Morning News "The match would seem to be pretty perfect. The Rangers need starting pitchers for 2015. By trade, Colby Lewis just happens to be one of those. He also happens to want to return. And, on Wednesday, he authored his second complete game in a month in a 12-4 win over Seattle. There is one slight..." August 28
Matheny did not rule out a Friday return for Yadier Molina, who will catch five innings for Double-A Springfield today. #stlcards
Arizona Republic "The football season is here, but I'm not done with baseball yet. Talking heads and basement bloggers still are trying to sell the UFC and MLS as a much more noble pursuit than Major League Baseball. Still not buying it. And the NFL preseason rehash, prehash, post-hash feels more like an..." August 27
CSN Bay Area "After clearing waivers Monday, Bartolo Colon is reportedly drawing interest from playoff-hopeful teams, according to Andy Martino of the New York Daily News. Both the Los Angeles Angels and Los Angeles Dodgers are two of the teams identified by Martino as teams to be most engaged with interest..." August 27
yanks sign chris young to minor-league deal
SI.com "Former Atlanta Braves relief pitcher John Rocker will appear on the next season of the reality TV show "Survivor," according to an exclusive report from Entertainment Weekly. The new season is called "Survivor: San Juan del Sur — Blood vs. Water" and will pit pairs instead of single contestants..." August 27
Arizona Republic "Patrick Corbin will not be the Diamondbacks' Opening Day starter in 2015. In fact, Corbin, 25, may not even throw his first pitch next season until June, manager Kirk Gibson said Tuesday. Gibson said the Diamondbacks will be conservative in their treatment of Corbin, who had Tommy John..." August 27
Wainwright says he's been battling a dead arm, which he is reluctant to acknowledge. Usually means he feels it's about over. #Cardinals
CBSSports.com "While the Astros could work something out with Jacob Nix, there is nothing at the moment going on with No. 1 overall pick Brady Aiken, and no new reason to believe there will be a deal with Aiken, according to people familiar with the situation. Several news outlets took what commissioner Bud..." August 27
Chicago Tribune "Rick Renteria has an immediate plan for Jorge Soler. But it does not include any animated message or inspirational pep talk when the talented Cuban slugger is expected to make his big league debut Wednesday night against the Reds. "We will probably welcome him, obviously," Renteria said...." August 27
Kansas City Star "Back in the training room, Danny Duffy is fixated on the television as a ninth inning that feels more important than most begins. The Royals need two runs to win. They have scored two runs in their last 28 innings. The Twins have called on their All-Star closer, the one with a biting fastball and..." August 27
The @Rockies place LHP Boone Logan and C Wilin Rosario on 15-day DL.
Votto has started doing some baseball type activity again. Taking some dry swings (not hitting a ball) and throwing #reds
Hardball Talk "Yadier Molina took a round of batting practice on Tuesday night at Double-A Springfield and has been cleared to catch five or six innings there Wednesday in his first minor league rehab game. This according to Kary Booher of the Springfield News-Leader. “My thumb feels great,” Molina told..." August 27
SB Nation "Unless you don't know what baseball is or what its stats mean, you're aware that Clayton Kershaw is having an incredible season. That shouldn't be news to baseball fans, either; should Kershaw maintain his league-leading ERA, it would be the fourth year in a row he's claimed that title, and unless..." August 27
Chicago Tribune "When White Sox center fielder Adam Eaton returned from his rehab assignment with Triple-A Charlotte on Tuesday, the locker next to his in the clubhouse corner at U.S. Cellular Field was cleared of Gordon Beckham's belongings. The baggage, however, Beckham said via phone from Anaheim on Tuesday,..." August 27
Cincinnati Enquirer "Reds right-handed pitchers Mat Latos and Mike Leake were both placed on revocable waivers yesterday, according to a report via Twitter from FOXSports.com's Ken Rosenthal. A trade of either pitcher - for now - is unlikely, according to Rosenthal, but this offseason may be a different story." August 27
Toronto Sun "There have been plenty of theories floated through the years about why the Blue Jays have not been in the post-season since 1993. We’ll give you another one — not enough sex. Hey, we don’t mean the players and, on that topic, we have no idea of how they’re doing. We mean the fans, the..." August 27
MLB.com "The Tigers have long been interested in Astros closer Chad Qualls, even before he signed with Houston last winter. Their latest efforts to acquire him appear likely to meet the same fate as their previous ones. "As far as I know, from a Tigers baseball standpoint, there's nothing," manager Brad..." August 26
Yahoo! Sports "The Miami Marlins are somewhat relevant, and not in that empty "spoiler" way, code for "Who cares, we're done." Few believed the Marlins would be so, and probably more than a few rooted against it, given the way the owner conducts his business. But, well, here they are, at .500 in late August,..." August 26
CBSSports.com "Tuesday, it was revealed that injured Tigers starting pitcher Anibal Sanchez has suffered a setback and he believes that his 2014 season is in jeopardy. If he really can't come back in the regular season, there's a very good chance the Tigers will miss the postseason for the first time since..." August 26
Atlanta Journal-Constitution "The Braves’ B.J. Upton-Edwin Jackson talks from a month ago with the Cubs are still getting a lot of play nationally. When this happens, it’s usually because someone from one or both teams continues to leak info in order keep the story to alive for one or more reasons: To show the fan base they’re..." August 26
#Cubs Starlin Castro returns tonight to line up
MLB.com "Bartolo Colon laughed when asked about the possibility that the Mets may trade him prior to Sunday's waiver Trade Deadline. A 17-year veteran of eight big league clubs, Colon pays so little heed to this sort of thing that he was unaware he even hit the waiver wire until a reporter brought reports..." August 26
Major League Baseball denies Rays’ formal protest regarding Saturday’s game in Toronto.
CSN Philly "A.J. Burnett sounds a little like that golfer everybody knows, the one who’s ready to give up the game and sell his clubs until one great round pulls him back in. After getting beaten by the Seattle Mariners last week, Burnett sounded like a man who was ready to walk away from at least $10..." August 26
No surprise Detroit claimed Qualls
Lincecum out of rotation, Petit in. Could be just one start. Depends on results of both pitchers.
Bluebird Banter "Did you know that the Blue Jays acquired Nolan Reimold back on July 6? It has not felt like a month-and-a-half since that waiver claim. Of course, he had a stint on the disabled list four games into his tenure here (beating the one-game stint of Cole Gillespie) so he ended up playing just 22 games..." August 26
@mployedwriter Jorge Soler is coming up to the major league team.
Dallas Morning News "Texas Rangers general manager Jon Daniels in a radio interview with KRLD-FM/105.3 “The Fan” on Monday indicated that it is unlikely Yu Darvish will pitch again for the club this season. Answering a question seeking to clarify Darvish’s status following his placement on the DL on August 13 with..." August 26
SB Nation "Two years ago today, the Los Angeles Dodgers acquired Nick Punto and other assorted parts for James Loney, and the baseball world was never the same. Also included in that deal: Adrian Gonzalez, Josh Beckett, Carl Crawford, and four younger players who went to Boston. It was a mess of a..." August 25
Boston Herald "Four years ago, midway through his final spring training as manager of the Atlanta Braves, Bobby Cox stood on the field before a game and joked that the only times he ever regretted his decision to retire were when he watched Jason Heyward take batting practice. “It’s like, ‘What the..." August 25
ESPN Boston "After winning the rights to sign Cuban-born prospect Rusney Castillo, the Boston Red Sox introduced the newest member of the organization Saturday night at Fenway Park. Following the Red Sox's 7-3 loss to the Seattle Mariners, which extended Boston's losing skid to seven straight, general..." August 25
Hardball Talk "The Phillies had a surfeit of expendable players that were perfect for other teams, but the club stood pat as the July 31 non-waiver trade deadline passed. GM Ruben Amaro said other GM’s were overvaluing prospects, and that his demands for his own players were reasonable. With the August 31..." August 25
St. Louis Post-Dispatch "After winning a nearly five-hour struggle the night before, the Cardinals had little Sunday for well-traveled Philadelphia Phillies righthander Jerome Willliams. Their own starter, Justin Masterson, had little or nothing for the Phillies either, and the result was a 7-1 loss that cost the..." August 25
CBSSports.com "Rays shortstop Yunel Escobar's claim on revocable waivers by Oakland has raised some concern in the Escobar camp, which apparently prefers he stay in Tampa Bay where he felt he had finally found a home. "I am very concerned with Yunel having been selected on waivers by Oakland," Escobar's..." August 25
Hardball Talk "It’s not often you hear a manager mention the absence of one of his players who got ejected in his postgame comments. And when it does happen, it’s usually the manger standing up for his player. Following yesterday’s Blue Jays-Rays game, however, John Gibbons let Jose Bautista have it. Bautista..." August 25
Rotoworld "Polanco's major league career got off to a roaring start, but he was stuck in a 1-for-30 slump and had batted just .197/.247/.310 in 156 plate appearances since July 9. Some low-intensity games in the minors might help the 22-year-old outfielder get back on track. He's likely to return to..." August 25
The A's have just placed closer Sean Doolittle on the disabled list with an intercostal strain. They'll match up if it comes to it today.
CBSSports.com "According to Bob Nightengale of USA Today, the Cubs rejected a trade offer that would have sent right-hander Edwin Jackson to the Braves for outfielder B.J. Upton. They were teammates while with the Rays a few years ago. The two sides discussed the deal before the trade deadline in July. A..." August 24
Sources: #Astros’ Feldman on revocable waivers. Would clear (or not) tomorrow.
San Francisco Gate "The Giants will be discussing Lincecum’s status in the rotation. After the two-time Cy Young Award winner was pulled in the third inning of Saturday’s 6-2 loss to the Nationals, manager Bruce Bochy wouldn’t commit to Lincecum making his next start. “This is something we need to talk about..." August 24
New York Post "Mo’ne Davis, the 13-year-old Little League dynamo with a 70-mph pitch heard ’round the world — at least, until her team, the Taney Dragons, were eliminated from the finals on Thursday — was repeatedly asked what she wants to be when she grows up. Her answer: point guard for the..." August 24