• A-Rod moves into third place on all-time list with 1,995th RBI

    CBSSports.com "Alex Rodriguez climbed another leaderboard on Wednesday afternoon, this time the all-time RBI leaderboard. The Yankees slugger hit a three-run home run off Chris Young of the Royals in the third inning and moved into sole possession of third place on the career RBI list. Here is the updated..." May 27

  • Masahiro Tanaka rocked in rehab start with mediocre fastball

    New York Post "Masahiro Tanaka looked healthy and felt “fine.” That was the good news. His performance, however, didn’t scream Major League-ready. The Yankees ace, out since April 23 with right forearm soreness and wrist tendinitis, was tagged for three earned runs on four hits while walking two and striking..." May 27

  • Red Sox acquire outfielder Carlos Peguero from Texas for cash

    Boston Herald "Carlos Peguero won't have to travel far to join the Red Sox. But can he help them? The Sox acquired Peguero today in a cash transaction with the Texas Rangers, who designated the lefty-hitting outfielder for assignment last week. He will meet the team in Texas, where the Sox open a..." May 27

  • Buster Olney: The Marlins should hire A-Rod to be their next manager

    Hardball Talk "Sometimes I think I’m the most masterful troller in the known universe. But then I remember that, sometimes, I’m just playing checkers when others are playing chess. Buster Olney: Eventually, Miami Marlins owner Jeffrey Loria will grow tired of the Dan Jennings experiment, of having a manager..." May 27

  • Matt Wieters knows recovery is a long one

    CSN Baltimore "Matt Wieters just finished a workout early Wednesday afternoon. He looked happy and hoped his long rehab from Tommy John surgery was nearing an end. Wieters was 2-for-4 at Bowie on Tuesday night. He caught all nine innings and threw out a runner. “Good, felt good, thought yesterday went..." May 27

  • Price conducts team meeting after Reds' loss

    MLB.com "Mired in a stretch in which they have lost 10 of their last 11 games, the Reds held a team meeting in their clubhouse Wednesday following their latest defeat. Manager Bryan Price led the closed-door meeting with his players after his club was beaten, 6-4, by the Rockies, dropping their season..." May 27

  • Reports: Orioles will play Cuban national team in exhibition; MLB denies game is set

    Sporting News "The Orioles will reportedly play the Cuban national team in an exhibition game later this year, although Major League Baseball denies that a game has been scheduled. According to Agence France Presse and Baseball America, a Cuban official told Cuban state radio "a clash with the Orioles is..." May 27

  • Source: Mets trade Kirk Nieuwenhuis to Angels

    ESPN New York "Outfielder Kirk Nieuwenhuis has been traded by the New York Mets to the Los Angeles Angels, a source told ESPN.com. Nieuwenhuis had been designated for assignment by the Mets on May 19. He was 3-for-38 this season. The Mets reportedly will receive cash from the Angels." May 27

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    MLB Communications @MLB_PR

    The first NL #ASG Balloting Update is in: pic.twitter.com/YlOO3VFCb9

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    St. Louis Cardinals @Cardinals

    #STLCards place 1B Matt Adams (strained right quadriceps) on 15-day DL. Recall C Ed Easley (#23) from Memphis (AAA).

  • Why Masahiro Tanaka’s 2nd rehab start is critical for Yankees

    New York Post "Masahiro Tanaka hasn’t pitched for the Yankees since April 23. If all goes well in Pawtucket, R.I. on Wednesday, that could change soon. The right-hander, who is rehabbing from right forearm soreness and wrist tendinitis, is expected to throw up to 65 pitches for Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre..." May 27

  • Report: Braves trade Callaspo to Dodgers for Uribe in 6-player deal

    SI.com "The Atlanta Braves have traded Alberto Callaspo and at least one pitcher to the Los Angeles Dodgers in exchange for Juan Uribe as part of a 6-player deal, according to a Fox Sports report. The trade, which was "off" as of Tuesday afternoon, ends suspicion that Atlanta would soon designate..." May 27

  • Justin Verlander to throw 80-85 pitches in rehab start, could rejoin Tigers next week

    Hardball Talk "It’s been a long time coming, but the Tigers have cleared Justin Verlander to begin a minor-league rehab assignment as he comes back from the triceps injury that’s sidelined him since spring training. Anthony Fenech of the Detroit Free Press reports that Verlander will start Sunday at Triple-A..." May 27

  • Blue Jays' Bautista 'encouraged'

    Toronto Sun "Jose Bautista was back in the lineup on Tuesday after missing the previous two games due to taking a cortisone shot to his right shoulder, but more important was the fact he was throwing before the game. Not only was Bautista the DH against the White Sox but before taking his cuts during BP he..." May 27

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    Nick Cafardo @nickcafardo

    Rusney Castillo out with sore right shoulder suffered while making a diving catch. Farrell said Castillo couldn't get loose

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    Orioles on MASN @masnOrioles

    JUST IN: The #Orioles have reinstated Ryan Flaherty from the DL and designated Alejandro De Aza for assignment. pic.twitter.com/z5g874Grng

  • Diamondbacks' Tony La Russa happy with progress since his hire

    Arizona Republic "Tony La Russa's one-year anniversary with the Diamondbacks passed very quietly back on May 17. Not even La Russa marked the day of when he officially became the team's chief baseball officer, slotting in below President and CEO Derrick Hall and above then-General Manager Kevin Towers. "I knew..." May 27

  • Simulated game goes well for Justin Verlander

    Fox Sports Detroit "Justin Verlander pitched four shutout innings against his own offense in a simulated game Tuesday afternoon in Oakland. The game, considered a key step in Verlander's return from a tricep injury, saw him throw 70 pitches to various teammates, while others watched happily from the stands. David..." May 27

  • Dodgers TV mess should be helped by Charter buying Time Warner Cable

    Yahoo! Sports "Charter Communications has agreed to acquire Time Warner Cable for $55.33 billion, a mammoth move that has real-world ramifications outside of baseball. But since baseball is our biz here on The Stew, this news means one thing to us: the messy situation involving the Los Angeles Dodgers and Time..." May 27

  • Matt Harvey fine to start Friday night against the Marlins after reports of “dead arm” problem

    Hardball Talk "Mets ace Matt Harvey had the worst start of his young major league career on Saturday against the Pirates, surrendering seven runs in four innings, and manager Terry Collins indicated a few days later that Harvey is fighting through a period of “dead arm.” But all is well with the 26-year-old..." May 27

  • Tigers place Simon on bereavement leave

    Detroit News "The Tigers got a sad surprise late Tuesday evening when starting pitcher Alfredo Simon left the team to be with his seriously ill father in the Dominican Republic, knocking Simon from Wednesday's start against the A's at O.co Coliseum. Simon is officially on bereavement leave and will be..." May 27

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    Ken Rosenthal @Ken_Rosenthal

    Sources: Callaspo trade between #Braves and #Dodgers back on. Braves pulled Callaspo from lineup. Six-player deal. Uribe would go to ATL.

  • Bryce Harper: Mike Trout is the best player in baseball

    Larry Brown Sports "No player in baseball has come out of the gate hotter than Bryce Harper this season. The Washington Nationals outfielder is hitting .333 with 16 home runs and 41 RBI. He leads the major leagues with 39 runs, 26 extra-base hits, 40 walks and an OPS of 1.198. Could Harper soon overtake Mike Trout as..." May 26

  • Ruben Amaro apologizes after ripping fans for complaints on Phillies 'plan'

    CBSSports.com "Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro sounded off in a story published Tuesday morning by Jim Salisbury of CSN Philadelphia, saying he was tired of fans who "don't understand the game," and "don't understand the process," and "bitch and complain" because the Phillies don't seem to have a..." May 26

  • Agent: Johnny Cueto MRI shows no structural damage

    Cincinnati Enquirer "Reds pitcher Johnny Cueto had an MRI on his elbow Tuesday, his agent Bryce Dixon told the Enquirer, and it revealed no structural damage. The Reds had sounded confident on Monday. "We don't think it's a serious injury. We did all the stuff that we need to do just to verify that everything's..." May 26

  • Report: Marlins' Jose Fernandez to begin extended spring on Monday

    CBS Sports Fantasy News "Marlins pitcher Jose Fernandez is reportedly set to begin throwing in extended spring training on Monday, according to USA Today. Fernandez, who is currently on the 60-day DL while recovering from Tommy John surgery, is hoping to make his return to the team by the All-Star break." May 26

  • Athletics activate closer Sean Doolittle from disabled list

    SI.com "Oakland Athletics has activated closer Sean Doolittle from the disabled list, the team announced on Tuesday. Doolittle will not be immediately re-installed as the closer, manager Bob Melvin told reporters Monday, but will first pitch in a handful of non-save situations. Doolittle has not..." May 26

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    Ken Rosenthal @Ken_Rosenthal

    Sources: Callaspo rejected trade. Had right under CBA to say no to any deal before June 15 as a free agent who signed last off-season.

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    Ken Rosenthal @Ken_Rosenthal

    Sources: #Dodgers talking to #Braves about trade that would send Uribe to ATL for Callaspo. Lesser names also involved.

  • Bryce Harper fully engaged and showing off his many talents

    ESPN.com "The month of May is big for graduations and life passages, so this is as suitable a time as any to look beyond the eye black and Natitude and take stock of where Washington right fielder Bryce Harper stands in his educational timeline. With each authoritative swing -- or decision to lay off a..." May 26

  • The Braves are trying to trade Alberto Callaspo

    Hardball Talk "The Braves scratched infielder Alberto Callaspo from tonight’s lineup against the Dodgers and now we have an explanation on the reason for the last-minute change. Chris Johnson has been rehabbing a left hand injury and is expected to come off the disabled list later this week, so Bowman..." May 26

  • Amaro talks Phillies' trade chips, prospects, complaining fans

    CSN Philly "All of the notable players that the Phillies are looking or willing or hoping to trade have hit pretty good strides lately. Jonathan Papelbon — 11 for 11 in save chances — has been good all season. Cole Hamels is 5-1 with a 2.23 ERA in his last seven starts. Over his last four, he’s 4-0 with..." May 26

  • Pablo Sandoval and Red Sox discussing abandoning switch-hitting

    Providence Journal "Manager John Farrell hinted that Pablo Sandoval is considering abandoning switch-hitting, a day after Sandoval hit left-handed against a lefty relief pitcher. Sandoval is back in Boston's starting lineup on Monday, hitting fifth against right-hander Ricky Nolasco. But Farrell was intrigued by..." May 26

  • Mets have a return date for Travis d'Arnaud in mind

    Newark Star-Ledger "The Mets are finally in line to have one of its key players return. Travis d'Arnaud is on schedule to return to the team at some point next week during its trip west to San Diego and Phoenix. Mets general manager Sandy Alderson said d'Arnaud will play five innings in an extended spring training..." May 26

  • Angels demote designated hitter C.J. Cron to Triple-A

    Hardball Talk "C.J. Cron has been the Angels’ primary designated hitter since debuting in May of last season, but he’s struggled following a decent rookie showing and now he’s been demoted back to Triple-A. Cron was billed as a potential middle-of-the-order slugger when the Angels drafted him with the 17th..." May 26

  • Josh Hamilton hitless in return

    CBSSports.com "Josh Hamilton was hitless in his return to the majors, but reached on a key error that sent the Texas Rangers over Cleveland 10-8 Monday for their sixth straight win. Hamilton, slowed this season by shoulder surgery, was 0 for 3 with two strikeouts and a walk, and scored a run. The 2010 AL..." May 26

  • Joe Maddon upset with schedule

    ESPN Chicago "Cubs manager Joe Maddon isn't happy his team is playing an early-afternoon game on Memorial Day after playing a day game in Phoenix on Sunday and then traveling through "two time zones" to get home. "I don't understand why [the] Memorial game has to be played during the day," Maddon said Monday..." May 25

  • Callaspo scratched, may be designated for assignment

    MLB.com "The Braves opted not to provide a reason for removing Alberto Callaspo from the lineup approximately 20 minutes before the start of Monday night's game at Dodger Stadium. But the decision seemed to be an indication that Callaspo's days with team are numbered. Callaspo remained active for..." May 25

  • Brian Matusz appeals after getting 8-game suspension

    ESPN.com "Baltimore Orioles reliever Brian Matusz, who was ejected Saturday for using a sticky substance that was on his right arm, was suspended eight games by Major League Baseball on Monday. Matusz, who declined to address the issue after Saturday's 1-0 loss to the Marlins, has appealed the decision..." May 25

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    Chris Cotillo @ChrisCotillo

    LHP Joe Paterson, recently released by #Royals, hooks on with #Athletics on minor-league deal.

  • Blue Jays activate Jose Reyes, option Munenori Kawasaki

    Bluebird Banter "That was a short visit to Toronto for Munenori Kawasaki. He had just 6 PA, and had 1 single and 1 walk. but at least he got a few days worth of MLB money out of it. Jose Reyes makes it back, he last played April 27, so he missed just less than a month. When he went on the DL he was hitting..." May 25

  • Mets' Wright to make trip to see back specialist

    ESPN New York "Mets third baseman David Wright will see a back specialist in California in an effort to gain clarity on the back issue that has kept him out of the lineup. Mets GM Sandy Alderson said on Monday that Wright will meet with Dr. Robert Watkins and his staff of physical therapists in California to..." May 25

  • John Farrell calls for an approved substance pitchers can use for a better grip

    WEEI Boston "With another major league pitcher getting suspended for the use of a foreign substance — Baltimore’s Brian Matusz, who is appealing his eight-game ban – Red Sox manager John Farrell suggested there should be another look at the rules of baseball. Talking to the media prior to his team’s series..." May 25

  • Hamilton ends minor-league stay, set to join Rangers

    Dallas Morning News "Josh Hamilton’s minor-league injury-rehabilitation assignment with the Texas Rangers ended with a rain-out on Saturday night. Hamilton was in the lineup with Triple-A Round Rock for what would have been his 13th game on the assignment. The game was postponed, and the Rangers decided Hamilton..." May 25

  • Broken finger sends James Loney to Rays’ disabled list

    Hardball Talk "Rays first baseman James Loney has been placed on the disabled list with a broken left middle finger. Initially the Rays diagnosed Loney with a sprain, but further exams revealed a fracture and he’s expected to miss 4-6 weeks. " May 25

  • Reds put catcher Mesoraco on DL, starter Cueto examined

    Fox Sports Ohio "The Reds have put catcher Devin Mesoraco on the 15-day disabled list with a sore left hip that limited him to pinch hitting and being an interleague DH for the past six weeks. Mesoraco hasn't caught in a game since April 12. In the last six weeks, he's been limited to 13 pinch-hit appearances..." May 25

  • Yoenis Cespedes questions the Athletics’ personnel moves

    Hardball Talk "The Oakland Athletics are a very different team now than they were a year ago. In the offseason they lost Jeff Samardzija, Jon Lester, Jason Hammel, Derek Norris, Josh Donaldson, Brandon Moss and John Jaso and brought in Ike Davis, Ben Zobrist, Jesse Hahn, Billy Butler, Brett Lawrie and Marcus..." May 25

  • Bryant eager to catch up with boyhood rival Harper

    MLB.com "They played against each other and were teammates, starting when the pair were about 8 years old growing up in Las Vegas. On Monday, the Cubs' Kris Bryant and the Nationals' Bryce Harper will compete against each other at Wrigley Field in the first game of a three-game series. "The thing that..." May 25

  • Terry Collins: Matt Harvey's struggles may be rooted in 'dead arm'

    ESPN New York "New York Mets manager Terry Collins, addressing the possible reasons behind one of Matt Harvey's worst career starts, says the ace may be dealing with apparent arm fatigue, or what Collins called "dead-arm stuff." Harvey, in his first season since coming off Tommy John surgery, won't require a..." May 25

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    Joe Kay @apjoekay

    Oh, and #Reds starter Johnny Cueto gettting right elbow examined today. Missed last start with stiffness. Still doesn't feel right.