• Jeb Bush-Derek Jeter Group Said to Win Auction for Miami Marlins

    Bloomberg "A group led by former Florida governor Jeb Bush and former New York Yankees captain Derek Jeter have won the auction for the Miami Marlins baseball team, according to a person with knowledge of the deal. The person requested anonymity because the sale contract hasn’t been signed. The person..." April 25

  • Matt Carpenter suspended one game for bumping umpire

    Hardball Talk "Cardinals first baseman Matt Carpenter has been suspended one game for bumping home plate umpire John Tumpane when he didn’t like a called strike three in the seventh inning of Sunday’s game against the Brewers. Manager Mike Matheny was also ejected along with Carpenter. " April 25

  • Dustin Pedroia: No rift in Red Sox clubhouse after Manny Machado incident

    Larry Brown Sports "Dustin Pedroia appeared to take the side of an opposing player over one of his own teammates on Sunday, but the Boston Red Sox infielder insists the incident has not created any issues in the clubhouse. It all started last Friday, when Pedroia had to leave a game against the Baltimore Orioles..." April 25

  • Dodgers To Promote Cody Bellinger

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Dodgers will promote top prospect Cody Bellinger, according to MLB.com’s Ken Gurnick (via Twitter). The 21-year-old will provide a left-handed-hitting option at first base and the corner outfield, though it’s unknown how long he’ll remain in the majors. Bellinger flew up top prospect charts..." April 25

  • How the Astros are following the Cubs' blueprint to the top

    Yardbarker "There is a showdown taking place this week between two of the biggest dogs in the American League yard. In one corner stands the Cleveland Indians, the reigning AL champions, who look far from ready to relinquish their crown atop the league. In opposition to the Tribe stand the Houston Astros, who..." April 25

  • Madison Bumgarner accident could be factor in future contract talks

    Larry Brown Sports "Madison Bumgarner’s dirt bike accident may have repercussions even after he has recovered from the injuries sustained as a result. According to John Shea of the San Francisco Chronicle, the San Francisco Giants’ front office won’t forget about Bumgarner’s decision to get on a dirt bike during..." April 25

  • MiLB pitcher admits facing Tim Tebow is intimidating

    Sportsnaut "You didn’t think we were done covering Tim Tebow did you? If you need to catch up to speed, former Heisman Award winner is now playing professional baseball. He is playing for the Single-A affiliate of the New York Mets, the Columbia Fireflies, where he’s already smacked two home runs. He’s..." April 25

  • Eric Thames now has as many homers vs the Reds as any other MLB player has total

    The Comeback "Eric Thames keeps destroying baseballs, and keeps being an amazing story. After struggling in two major-league seasons, Thames starred in the Korean Baseball Organization for three years, and was given another MLB opportunity. The Milwaukee Brewers signed the 30-year-old to a three-year, $16..." April 25

  • Stop the hate: It’s time to embrace bandwagon fans

    Sportsnaut "A gentleman walked off the plane in October of 2012, and he was still wearing the size sticker on the front of his San Francisco Giants shirt. The folding patterns were still on the Tim Lincecum jersey. I simply rolled my eyes. The Giants had just won the World Series and the thought was..." April 25

  • Giants' Madison Bumgarner reveals how he injured his shoulder in dirt bike accident

    CBS Sports "On Friday we learned Giants ace Madison Bumgarner will miss an undisclosed length of time after suffering a shoulder injury in a dirt bike accident in Colorado. He was hurt during an off-day prior to a series against the Rockies in Coors Field. With his left arm on a sling, Bumgarner spoke to..." April 25

  • Ejected for clapping? It happened to Jeff Banister during a frustrating night for the Rangers

    Sports Day "Martin Perez took over the major league lead in an esoteric, but nonetheless thoroughly frustrating, statistical category Monday night. He has thrown more pitches with three balls in the count to a hitter than anybody else. In a 3-2 loss to Minnesota that was fueled by three walks in a..." April 25

  • The first native Lithuanian in MLB history made his debut last night

    Hardball Talk "Why yes, it is a slow news day. But let’s not allow that to take away from some MLB history. Last night a young man named Dovydas Neverauskas pitched in mopup duty for the Pirates, who were getting hammered by the Cubs. Mr. Neverauskas pitched two innings, allowing one run, making him, by..." April 25

  • Giants prospect Arroyo's mom didn't believe he'd been called up

    MLB.com "Before their series-opening 2-1 win over the rival Dodgers at AT&T Park on Monday night, the Giants dropped some news: They called up third baseman Christian Arroyo, their No. 2 prospect according to MLB Pipeline. This is a big deal, especially considering that Arroyo was hitting..." April 25

  • In midst of a major offensive funk, Royals may be digging a hole they can't get out of

    CBS Sports "Monday night at Guaranteed Rate Field, the Chicago White Sox blew out the Kansas City Royals (CWS 12, KC 1) thanks largely to Matt Davidson's big game. The 26-year-old went 3 for 4 with a double, a home run, and 4 RBI. Right-hander Miguel Gonzalez stifled the Royals for eight innings, holding..." April 25

  • Minnesota’s Miguel Sano suspended one game but will appeal

    Fanrag Sports "Minnesota Twins third baseman Miguel Sano has been suspended one game for his role in an altercation on Saturday afternoon, per Mike Berardino and LaVelle E. Neal III. Minnesota Twins third baseman Miguel Sano has been suspended one game for his role in an altercation on Saturday afternoon, per..." April 24

  • Matt Barnes Suspended 4 Games for Throwing at Manny Machado's Head

    Bleacher Report "Boston Red Sox pitcher Matt Barnes was reportedly suspended four games Monday for his pitch that went near Baltimore Orioles slugger Manny Machado's head in Sunday's contest. Bob Nightengale of USA Today reported the news and noted Barnes will appeal the ruling." April 24

  • Diamondbacks place Miller on DL with elbow inflammation

    Sporting News "The Diamondbacks placed starting pitcher Shelby Miller on the 10-day disabled list Monday with right elbow inflammation, the team announced. Miller was forced from Sunday's start with what had originally been described as forearm tightness. The new diagnosis seems like an encouraging sign he..." April 24

  • After Madison Bumgarner's fall from grace, are the Giants done?

    USA Today "Call it a dirt-bike fall, a fall from grace, a downfall, whatever the term, there will be lingering fallout for the San Francisco Giants from Madison Bumgarner’s ill-fated off-day adventure last week in Colorado. With a National League-worst 6-13 record, the Giants are off to their lousiest..." April 24

  • Miguel Sano shows how to thrive with a low batting average and lots of strikeouts

    CBS Sports "For as long as Twins third baseman Miguel Sano has been in the baseball consciousness, it's easy to forget that he's still just 23 years of age. After all, he was a fixture on top prospects lists for half a decade, has been toggled among various positions, and is even a veteran of Tommy John..." April 24

  • Steve Delabar among three suspended after testing positive

    Hardball Talk "Three players were suspended on Monday after testing positive for performance-enhancing drugs. They are: Indians pitcher Steve Delabar, Mariners pitcher Jonathan Aro, and free agent pitcher Jeffry Hernandez. Aro got a 50-game suspension while the other two were handed 80-game..." April 24

  • Jennifer Lopez Opens Up About Dating Alex Rodriguez on 'Ellen'

    Complex "Jennifer Lopez returned to the Ellen DeGeneres Show Monday, which of course resulted in Lopez fielding questions regarding her relationship with Alex Rodriguez. Rumors of J.Lo and A-Rod dating first popped up back in March. When confronted about the relationship by DeGeneres on Monday's show,..." April 24

  • San Francisco to name street after Barry Bonds at Candlestick Park redevelopment

    CBS Sports "The city of San Francisco is busy undertaking a redevelopment of the site where Candlestick Park -- bygone home of the San Francisco 49ers and San Francisco Giants -- once stood. A small part of the project is naming streets in the area in honor of 49ers and Giants legends. As ESPN.com reports,..." April 24

  • Eric Thames a story not of corruption but redemption

    Fanrag Sports "History does repeat itself sometimes. In 1985, the Toronto Blue Jays brought up a first base prospect named Cecil Fielder. Fielder was only 21 and he had never played above Double-A, but he had the kind of hitting talent that made you want to rush things. He was a .294/.371/.523 hitter in the..." April 24

  • Are the Rockies and Diamondbacks about to take over the NL West?

    Fox Sports "The similarities are striking. The Rockies and Diamondbacks not only are perennial NL West doormats, but they’re also teams with new managers and position players in their primes. Both are off to excellent starts, the Rockies at 13-6, the DBacks at 12-8. And both are in position to further..." April 24

  • The Nats are sniffing around for relief pitching help

    Hardball Talk "The Nationals began the year with Blake Treinen as their closer. That didn’t last long, and now Koda Glover seems to be Dusty Baker’s man in the ninth inning. He earned a save for the second consecutive game yesterday. Glover has been pretty darn good in the early going, posting a 2.35 ERA and..." April 24

  • Orioles reliever questions Pedroia’s handling of Machado incident

    Boston Globe "The Red Sox-Orioles series is over, but the fallout continues from Manny Machado’s slide into Dustin Pedroia last Friday night. On Sunday, Red Sox reliever Matt Barnes threw a pitch behind Machado’s head that many believed was in retaliation. Orioles reliever Zach Britton pointed a finger at..." April 24

  • Red Sox’s reckless head-hunter can’t be stomached in baseball

    New York Post "To believe that Matt Barnes was not trying to hit Manny Machado on Sunday afternoon, well, let’s go through it: — Barnes and his Red Sox manager, John Farrell, insisted the ball got away from the reliever as he was trying to come inside on the Orioles’ best player. But catcher Christian Vazquez..." April 24

  • Angels Acquire David Hernandez

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Angels announced on Monday that they’ve acquired right-hander David Hernandez from the Braves in exchange for a player to be named later or cash. Hernandez isn’t on the 40-man roster, but the veteran righty could conceivably join the Halos’ Major League club in the near future to add some..." April 24

  • Price to throw next bullpen Monday

    MLB.com "For those on David Price watch, breathe easier. The left-hander resumed a throwing program after a recent bout of soreness in his injured left elbow slowed his rehabilitation progress. Price threw 30 pitches in a bullpen session Friday in Baltimore, Red Sox manager John Farrell said. "I..." April 24

  • The Athletics are close to getting back potential trade bait Sonny Gray

    CBS Sports "Athletics right-hander Sonny Gray hasn't yet pitched in the majors this season due to a lingering lat injury, but that will be changing in the very near future. Gray threw five scoreless innings for Class A Stockton on Saturday, allowing only one hit (a single) and striking out six without walking..." April 24

  • Daniel Murphy ‘wants to beat Mets’ brains in’: Nationals ace

    New York Post "Daniel Murphy insisted what mattered is his ulcerating success has come against a divisional opponent. The fact that opponent happened to be the Mets, well, that didn’t matter as much. His manager Dusty Baker disagreed. “It definitely matters. Guys say it doesn’t matter, but it matters. It..." April 24

  • Yoenis Cespedes (hammy) sits out again, but hopes to return Tuesday

    ESPN "Yoenis Cespedes was again held out of the New York Mets' lineup on Sunday because of a hamstring injury, with manager Terry Collins acknowledging the possibility the 31-year-old slugger could be headed to the disabled list if he's not fit to play by Tuesday. Collins said Cespedes told him he..." April 24

  • Zach Britton to see hand doc, could throw after that

    MLB.com "Orioles closer Zach Britton will see a hand specialist on Monday, and he could resume throwing after that, as manager Buck Showalter called it the final step for the left-hander in his rehab from a left forearm strain. Britton's MRI exam on his left elbow and forearm came back with no..." April 24

  • Giants wise not to punish underpaid Madison Bumgarner

    ESPN "The topic was unnecessary physical risk, and Madison Bumgarner and San Francisco Giants manager Bruce Bochy gnawed on it in friendly conversation in Bochy's office at AT&T Park last June. Bochy leaned back in the black chair at his desk, hat off, and Bumgarner sat to his left, his legs stretched..." April 24

  • Mariners cut Leonys Martin: Breaking down landing spots, MLB teams with OF holes

    CBS Sports "The Mariners announced two roster moves on Sunday prior to their series finale against the A's. They recalled 1B/DH Dan Vogelbach and pitcher Chris Heston from Triple-A. Reliever Chase De Jong was sent to Triple-A and outfielder Leonys Martin was designated for assignment. Let's dig in on the..." April 23

  • Huntington: Pirates looking for external OF options

    MLB.com "The Pirates are monitoring the market for available outfielders, general manager Neal Huntington said, but they are comfortable moving forward with the group they have following Starling Marte's 80-game suspension. Significant trades in April and May are rare, and few impact free agents remain..." April 23

  • Athletics acquire Ryan LaMarre from Angels

    Hardball Talk "The Athletics acquired outfielder Ryan LaMarre from the Angels for cash considerations or a player to be named later, per a team announcement on Sunday. In a corresponding move, they placed right-hander Chris Bassitt on the 60-day disabled list and assigned the outfielder to Triple-A..." April 23

  • Five MLB GM’s who failed to address key needs

    Sportsnaut "Is it really fair to boo a player? If he’s not giving it his all, sure. But more often than not, a player getting booed is really the result of a front office failure. A player may not be any good, but the front office is responsible for putting him in that position. Plenty of MLB general..." April 23

  • How did Mets become such a train wreck?

    USA Today "It was in the seventh inning on Saturday when Terry Collins sent out an SOS to Yoenis Cespedes in the trainer’s room. The slugger had spent all afternoon looking for a chance to rescue the Mets, hoping to coax his strained left hamstring into just one at-bat. That’s all Collins was asking for...." April 23

  • Dustin Pedroia says he won't play 'baseball police' on Manny Machado slide

    ESPN "Dustin Pedroia will leave it to others to judge whether Manny Machado's controversial slide into second base Friday night was clean or dirty, legal or against the rules. But Pedroia isn't afraid to say that it wasn't very smart. Pedroia wasn't in the Boston Red Sox's lineup Saturday, his..." April 23

  • Bochy: No surgery expected for Giants ace Madison Bumgarner

    San Jose Mercury News "Two days after wiping out on a dirt bike, Madison Bumgarner’s arm is in a sling and he is able to walk under his own power. Giants manager Bruce Bochy said that Bumgarner briefly left the team hotel here Friday night and went to Coors Field to meet with head athletic trainer Dave..." April 23

  • Frustrated Farrell follows up with Torre about slide rule

    MLB.com "After injuring his left knee on Manny Machado's slide on Friday night, Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia was not in the starting lineup on Saturday. Pedroia said he is fine with the whole situation, but manager John Farrell was not quite as happy. Pedroia and Farrell both said the second..." April 23

  • Zach Britton improving, but set to see hand specialist for final clearance

    Baltimore Sun "Orioles closer Zach Britton won’t play catch until Monday at the earliest, despite a clean MRI that showed no problems in his left elbow and only inflammation in his forearm. Britton, who went on the disabled list last Sunday with a left forearm strain, is waiting to see a hand specialist who..." April 23

  • Maddon: Heyward's adjustments 'very effective'

    MLB.com "Last April, Jason Heyward was the new kid on the block. This April, he is just one of the guys. Well, not exactly. He's one of the guys who has been one of the stars of the first month of the Cubs' season. Heyward blasted a three-run home run Saturday, his second in as many games, and made a..." April 22

  • Francisco Cervelli among MLB players troubled by crisis in Venezuela

    ESPN "With Venezuela rocked by political turmoil and social struggles, Pirates catcher Francisco Cervelli is among those having trouble compartmentalizing what they need to do on the field, while their thoughts are with family and friends back home. "Every day I get messages from friends and family..." April 22

  • David Ortiz says he received his Silver Slugger Award—via FedEx

    Boston "David Ortiz may be retired, but he’s apparently still receiving awards. After being named the American League’s Silver Slugger at designated hitter in November, the Red Sox great posted on Instagram Friday that he had received the award—via FedEx. The 2016 Silver Slugger Award was Ortiz’s..." April 22

  • Phillies acquire Ty Kelly for cash considerations

    Hardball Talk "The Phillies acquired Blue Jays’ infielder/outfielder Ty Kelly for cash considerations, per a team announcement on Saturday. Right-hander Clay Buchholz will be placed on the 60-day disabled list to clear a spot for Kelly on the 40-man roster. Buchholz is rehabbing a torn flexor tendon in his right..." April 22

  • Detroit Tigers place Miguel Cabrera on 10-day DL

    Detroit Free Press "Detroit Tigers annouced first baseman Miguel Cabrera was placed on the 10-day disabled list Saturday afternoon. He left Friday’s 6-3 loss to the Minnesota Twins in the seventh inning with a right groin sprain. Tigers manager Brad Ausmus said Cabrera was undergoing a MRI this morning to..." April 22

  • Francisco Lindor says extension talks with Indians 'in past'

    ESPN "Cleveland Indians shortstop Francisco Lindor addressed a report Friday that he had turned down an extension in the $100 million range, saying talks between him and the team are "in the past." "I'm just focusing on playing the game," Lindor told reporters Friday, according to The Cleveland Plain..." April 22

  • Mets already at their first crossroads

    New York Post "Here we are 17 games into the season and the 8-9 Mets already are at a crossroads. A litany of injuries will test their depth, the depth they were so proud to talk about throughout spring training. They also need to learn why injuries, especially hamstring injuries, which have sidelined left..." April 22