• Jeter, Bush trying to raise nearly $1 billion in cash for Marlins

    Fox Business "There are nearly one billion reasons why the Jeter-Bush team may not win the Miami Marlins after-all. Derek Jeter and Jeb Bush face the herculean task of having to raise nearly $1 billion in cash from outside investors if they want to complete their planned purchase of the Miami Marlins, a..." April 28

  • Tagg Romney-Tom Glavine group still alive for Marlins ownership

    CBS Sports "At some point in 2017 (or maybe 2018, but hopefully the process doesn't drag on that long), the Marlins will be sold from the ownership of Jeffrey Loria. Several days ago, reports indicated that the group headed up by former Florida governor Jeb Bush and future MLB Hall of Famer and former Yankees..." April 28

  • Padres' Bethancourt ends hybrid experiment, to pitch full time in minors

    San Diego Union-Tribune "In a phone call with General Manager A.J. Preller on Wednesday, Christian Bethancourt communicated a desire to keep going. The Padres’ attempt at making him into a reliever-catcher-outfielder hybrid had fizzled at the major league level. Now, he will continue his development on the mound with..." April 28

  • Adrian Beltre may not return to the Rangers until June

    Hardball Talk "Rangers third baseman Adrian Beltre is nursing a calf injury, an issue that plagued him starting early in spring training. At first, the hope was that he’d be ready by the regular season, then at some point in April, then at some point in May. According to MLB.com’s T.R. Sullivan, however, even a..." April 28

  • Xander Bogaerts admits the struggling Red Sox offense misses David Ortiz

    Fox Sports "The Boston Red Sox have a problem: They can’t score. In their past five losses – including back-to-back setbacks at Fenway Park to the New York Yankees – the Red Sox have scored two runs or fewer. They’ve been shut out three times in their past seven games, and they rank 24th in the majors in..." April 28

  • Diamondbacks' Shelby Miller has torn UCL and is facing Tommy John surgery

    CBS Sports "At 14-9, the Arizona Diamondbacks are off to a far better than expected start to the season. Alas, the D-Backs received some bad news on Thursday. Right-handed starter Shelby Miller, who left his most recent start with what was described as a strained forearm, has officially been diagnosed with..." April 28

  • Matt Harvey barely received any notice about surprise start

    Larry Brown Sports "Matt Harvey made a surprise start off for the New York Mets on Thursday — one that even caught him off guard. Harvey allowed six runs over 4.1 innings in a loss to the Braves, as he surrendered five hits and five walks. He did not look like himself, and that could be attributed to the lack of..." April 28

  • Didi Gregorius to make season debut for Yankees on Friday against Orioles, Gary Sanchez nearing return

    New York Daily News "Didi Gregorius will return to the Yankees and make his season debut Friday against the Orioles at Yankee Stadium. The 27-year-old shortstop has been out with a right shoulder strain. Gregorius has yet to play for the Bombers this season after getting hurt while playing for the Netherlands in..." April 28

  • Potential No. 1 pick Hunter Greene won't pitch again before MLB draft

    Baseball America "Hunter Greene, the No. 1 prospect in this year’s draft class, confirmed in a telephone interview that he is officially done pitching for the high school season. Notre Dame High (Sherman Oaks, Calif.) head coach Tom Dill informed the team after today’s practice that Greene will not pitch again this..." April 27

  • Red Sox minor league pitcher critically injured in car crash

    WEEI Boston "According to FOX4, Red Sox minor league pitcher Kevin Steen was critically injured in a car crash on Wednesday night near Fort Myers just before midnight. A Dodge car was headed eastbound on Lee Boulevard when the driver veered off the road to the right, then veered left and crossed the median...." April 27

  • Brandon Phillips has hilarious quote about avoiding disabled list

    Larry Brown Sports "He may be a 35-year-old playing on one of the worst teams in baseball, but Brandon Phillips hasn’t lost his sense of humor. On Thursday morning, the Atlanta Braves second baseman, who is currently battling a groin strain, dropped a funny quote about avoiding the disabled list. “I’m not going..." April 27

  • Mets' April gets worse as Syndergaard has a 'tired arm,' scratched from start

    CBS Sports "Mets ace Noah Syndergaard was slated to start in day action Thursday against the Braves. Instead, it'll be Matt Harvey, as Syndergaard is dealing with a "tired arm" right now, according to Mets beat writer Anthony DiComo of MLB.com. While there's never a good time to lose a player the caliber..." April 27

  • Jeffrey Loria once tried to trade for Derek Jeter

    Newsday "Derek Jeter was on the radar of Jeffrey Loria long before the Miami Marlins’ owner agreed in principle Tuesday to sell his team for $1.3 billion to a group that includes the retired Yankees captain and former Florida governor and Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush. The sale is subject..." April 27

  • Cleveland Indians fans want Browns to draft Myles Garrett No. 1; after that, it's complicated

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "As far as Cleveland Indians fans are concerned, the choice for the Browns with the No. 1 pick in the NFL Draft is obvious: Take Texas A&M defensive end Myles Garrett. After that, it's a toss up. Prior to Wednesday's Indians vs. Houston Astros game at Progressive Field, we asked Tribe fans..." April 27

  • Clay Buchholz apologized to the Phillies for getting injured

    Hardball Talk "MLB.com’s Todd Zolecki reports that starter Clay Buchholz is at Citizens Bank Park for Wednesday night’s game against the Marlins. The right-hander recently underwent surgery to repair a partial tear of his flexor pronator mass. The timetable for his recovery is three to five months, but most are..." April 27

  • Cody Bellinger call-up shows why the Dodgers are one of baseball’s best organizations

    The Comeback "The Los Angeles Dodgers were going to be interesting no matter what in 2017. Winners of the National League West each of the last four years, the question coming into the season was (and still is) whether or not the team can finally break through and win at World Series. Things got more..." April 27

  • Red Sox’ Matt Barnes drops appeal of 4-game suspension for throwing behind Manny Machadao

    CSN New England "Matt Barnes dropped the appeal on his four-game suspension for throwing a pitch near Manny Machado’s head on Sunday, so the Red Sox will be without him through Saturday. The suspension hurts because the Sox cannot replace Barnes on the roster, shortening their bullpen for some big games. They..." April 27

  • Shelby Miller to see Dr. James Andrews about elbow injury; may need Tommy John surgery

    Arizona Sports "There’s no news, at least nothing definitive regarding the status of injured Arizona Diamondbacks starter Shelby Miller, who was placed on the disabled list Monday with right elbow inflammation. He and the D-backs continue to gather information. Renowned orthopedic surgeon Dr. James Andrews..." April 27

  • Brewers' Eric Thames: Removed in eighth inning with apparent injury

    CBS Sports "Thames was pulled from Wednesday's game against the Reds in the top of the eighth inning with an apparent injury, C. Trent Rosecrans of the Cincinnati Enquirer reports. Thames didn't look to be in any major pain when he met with a team trainer on the field, but he was spotted stretching his..." April 27

  • Tebow finding his groove at the plate

    MLB.com "Tim Tebow is catching fire once again. The Columbia Fireflies outfielder went 3-for-4 with his first career triple on Wednesday afternoon and barely missed his third home run of the season when he drove a ball deep to left field in his final at-bat. The performance marked his third multihit..." April 26

  • Mariners place Felix Hernandez on DL with shoulder problem

    Sporting News "The Mariners placed ace Felix Hernandez on the disabled list Wednesday, according to multiple reports, the day after he left his start in Detroit after two-plus innings with what manager Scott Servais described as "a dead arm." Hernandez was diagnosed with "shoulder inflammation," MLB.com..." April 26

  • Manfred doubts any sport will ever be free of PEDs

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "Major League Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred on Tuesday defended the league’s performance-enhancing drugs testing system and confirmed Pirates center fielder Starling Marte, suspended last week after testing positive for Nandrolone, did not appeal his 80-game suspension. “I do not see it as a..." April 26

  • R.A. Dickey: Syndergaard trade made sense for both parties at the time

    New York Post "The rain spoiled more than a baseball game. The canceling of the series opener against the Braves on Tuesday night means R.A. Dickey will still make his return to the Citi Field mound, it just won’t be against Noah Syndergaard, one of the players the Mets traded him for in 2012. The two were..." April 26

  • Blue Jays-Cardinals game postponed due to our minds being blown over Chris Coghlan

    Hardball Talk "The St. Louis Cardinals’ game against the Toronto Blue Jays for has been postponed because everyone is still trying to recover from Chris Coghlan jumping over Yadier Molina. Wait, no, that’s not right. It’s been postponed due to rain. The game has been rescheduled as part of a day-night..." April 26

  • 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 26

  • Pirates to call up 1st African-born player in MLB history

    Hardball Talk "When you promote a player from the minors, the first and foremost consideration is whether or not he can help your ball club. But, assuming that’s taken care of, teams should really, really make it a priority to call up dudes with cool sounding names because it makes life more interesting for the..." April 26

  • Trea Turner wasn't thinking cycle: 'I was trying to survive the cold'

    MLB.com "Nationals shortstop Trea Turner had the hottest night of his career in the coldest game of the season on Tuesday, hitting for the cycle while driving in a personal-best seven runs in a 15-12 win over the Rockies at Coors Field. Turner singled to right field in the first inning, doubled to left..." April 26

  • Players don't want harsher penalties for throwing at hitters

    Fox Sports "Here is the problem with baseball imposing harsher discipline for pitchers who throw at hitters’ heads: The players do not want stronger penalties and the clubs are not inclined to press the issue, sources said. So, while Red Sox right-hander Matt Barnes received only a four-game suspension..." April 26

  • Reasons for Hope for the Seattle Mariners Offense

    iSportsweb "The Seattle Mariners currently hold an 8-12 record, and currently sit in last in the American League West. They have fallen well short of the expectations set for them in preseason, namely that they could compete for a division title and, at the very least, make an appearance in the playoffs for..." April 26

  • No bat flips for Bryant: Crushed HRs 'enough of a disgrace for the pitcher'

    CBSChicago.com "In this era of social media, the instant gratification desire of millenials and an abundance of exuberant young talent in MLB, much has been made over the theatrics of some hitters gazing at their no-doubt home runs and celebrating with an accompanying bat flip. Is that showing up the pitcher?..." April 26

  • Jay Bruce: These Mets won’t go into ‘oh, s–t’ mode

    New York Post "After recently vowing to think “outside the box” in constructing his Mets lineup, manager Terry Collins discovered he was lucky just to have a box. Injuries and slumping players have stung a team that appeared on a roll after winning a fifth straight game, 9-8 in 16 innings, on April 13 in..." April 26

  • Possible No. 1 overall draft pick clubs four homers in one game for Louisville

    CBS Sports "The University of Louisville sits at No. 2 in the AP college baseball polls and has the best player in the nation. Lefty Brendan McKay's only real question mark is whether he should be drafted and developed as a pitcher or first baseman. McKay has a 1.83 ERA with 83 strikeouts against 15 walks..." April 26

  • NFL draft forces Marlins to 'uneventful' Delaware for Phillies series

    USA Today "The Miami Marlins, who open a three-game series against the Phillies Tuesday night, were muscled out of Philadelphia by the NFL draft and forced to make alternate accommodations over state lines. With the city of Philadelphia hosting the draft -- which begins Thursday -- hotel accommodations..." April 26

  • Bumgarner won't require surgery after dirt bike accident

    CBS Sports "Late last week, Giants ace Madison Bumgarner was badly injured in a dirt bike accident , brusing several ribs and damaging the A/C joint in his pitching shoulder. Early reports indicated that Bumgarner will miss six-to-eight weeks, though some suggested even more than eight weeks. It is his..." April 26

  • Felix Hernandez dealing with “dead arm”

    Hardball Talk "Mariners starter Felix Hernandez is dealing with “dead arm” and will head back to Seattle to have his shoulder examined, Ryan Divish of the Seattle Times reports. Hernandez was reportedly visibly upset and left the clubhouse quickly, declining to speak to the media, Divish adds. Hernandez..." April 26

  • Brewers' Eric Thames drug tested again after hitting 11th HR: 'I have a lot of blood and urine'

    Sporting News "Twitter lost its mind Monday when Eric Thames blasted two home runs against the Reds, calling for the Brewers slugger to get drug tested again. Well, trolls, you got your wish. Thames hit his MLB-leading 11th homer Tuesday against Reds pitcher Robert Stephenson, a two-run, 357-foot shot to..." April 26

  • 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

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