The top stories, the best sites.
            
Poll: What's the future for Trump and the U.S.?
articles

content feeds for your site



baseball
   customize



Poll: Anthony Rendon's Future  

Nationals third baseman Anthony Rendon has been among the majors’ most valuable players since his first full season, 2014, having recorded the league’s eighth-highest fWAR (26.4). The 28-year-old is now enjoying another magnificent campaign, one that may end with career-best offensive numbers, as he has slashed .331/.416/.669 (181 wRC+) with eight home runs in 137…

what do you think?

2019-05-20 05:09:16



Latest On Dallas Keuchel, Padres  

Although the Padres are looking for starting pitching help, it “doesn’t appear” they have interest in free-agent left-hander Dallas Keuchel at this time, AJ Cassavell of MLB.com writes. A match between the Padres and Keuchel looked like a possibility on multiple occasions during the offseason, though reports indicated a union was improbable. However, at those…

what do you think?

2019-05-20 05:03:59



Koji Uehara Retires  

Veteran reliever Koji Uehara has retired, Jim Allen of the Kyodo News reports. The 44-year-old Uehara last pitched in the majors in 2017, after which he returned to his native Japan to join the Yomiuri Giants of Nippon Professional Baseball. It proved to be a full-circle move by Uehara, who began and ended his career…

what do you think?

2019-05-20 04:42:34



MLBTR Chat Transcript: Mets, Orioles, Bumgarner, Lindor  

Click here for a transcript of tonight’s baseball chat, moderated by MLBTR’s Mark Polishuk

what do you think?

2019-05-19 21:38:24



Jimmy Nelson Nearing Return  

Brewers right-hander Jimmy Nelson is closing in on his long-awaited return to a major league mound. Nelson, still on the mend from September 2017 surgery on a partially torn labrum, tossed 5 1/3 shutout innings of eight-strikeout, 86-pitch ball in a rehab start for Triple-A San Antonio on Friday, Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal…

what do you think?

2019-05-19 18:02:44



Minor MLB Transactions: 5/19/19  

We’ll use this post to track the latest minor moves from around baseball… The Blue Jays have agreed to a minor-league deal with left-handed pitcher Buddy Boshers, tweets Scott Mitchell of TSN. Boshers, who formerly pitched in the bigs with the Angels and Twins, is the owner of a 4.59 ERA in 86 1/3 career innings. He…

what do you think?

2019-05-19 15:29:27



Quick Hits: Clevinger, Rays, Rangers, Kelley, Phillies, Quinn  

In a promising development for the injury-stricken Indians, right-hander Mike Clevinger is steadily progressing towards beginning a rehab assignment, writes Mandy Bell of MLB.com. Clevinger, who was able to make just two starts before landing on the injured list with a strained back, has thrown a couple of bullpen sessions, and will build up his…

what do you think?

2019-05-19 15:23:59



Jose Leclerc “Real Close” To Regaining Closer Role  

Rangers right-hander Jose Leclerc lost his spot as the team’s closer May 1, but he’s already “real close” to getting the job back, manager Chris Woodward said Sunday (via Jeff Wilson of the Star-Telegram). Woodward made that comment in the wake of a win over the Cardinals, albeit one in which fill-in closer Chris Martin…

what do you think?

2019-05-19 15:16:21



Baseball Blogs Weigh In: Giolito, Harper, Yordan, Mets, German  

This week in baseball blogs… theScore talks with Lucas Giolito and analyzes his impressive start to the season. Bronx to Bushville likens Bryce Harper to Adam Dunn. The Crawfish Boxes measures Yordan Alvarez against Vladimir Guerrero Jr. Sports Info Solutions notes the Mets are throwing far fewer inside fastballs than they did last season. Pinstripe…

what do you think?

2019-05-19 14:54:41



Joe Girardi Discusses Future  

It has now been a season and a quarter since Joe Girardi last managed in the majors, but the current MLB Network analyst told Chris Cwik of Yahoo Sports this week that his plan is to return to the dugout. The 54-year-old Girardi is arguably the most appealing free-agent manager available, having helped the Yankees…

what do you think?

2019-05-19 14:25:31



Giants Designate Aaron Altherr  

The Giants have designated outfielder Aaron Altherr for assignment and activated left-hander Drew Pomeranz from the 10-day injured list, Maria Guardado of MLB.com was among those to report. This is the second time this month that a team has booted Altherr from its 40-man roster. The Phillies did it previously when they designated Altherr on…

what do you think?

2019-05-19 14:05:42



Mariners Designate Mike Wright  

The Mariners have designated right-handed pitcher Mike Wright for assignment, according to Ryan Divish of the Seattle Times (Twitter link). In a corresponding move, right-handed reliever David McKay has been recalled from Triple-A. The move leaves the team with an open spot on the 40-man roster. The news—marking the second time Wright has been designated…

what do you think?

2019-05-19 12:33:26



Padres Option Nick Margevicius, Recall Cal Quantrill  

The Padres have optioned left-hander Nick Margevicius to Double-A Amarillo and sent reliever Gerardo Reyes to Triple-A El Paso, per a team announcement. To take their roster spots in San Diego, the club recalled righty Cal Quantrill from El Paso and reinstated reliever Trey Wingenter from the 10-day injured list. The Margevicius demotion ends his…

what do you think?

2019-05-19 08:10:22



Latest On Clay Buchholz, Devon Travis, Ryan Borucki  

Blue Jays right-hander Clay Buchholz went to the injured list May 10 with a shoulder injury, but a back problem could keep him out for a while longer. Buchholz is dealing with a Grade 2 strain of his teres major, per MLB.com’s Gregor Chisholm, who adds that the hurler will see famed orthopedist Dr. James…

what do you think?

2019-05-19 06:25:10



Mike Hazen: D-backs Will Likely “Look To Add” Starting Pitching  

The Diamondbacks’ starting staff has been a respectable unit this season, though the club hasn’t been able to find a capable fifth option to plug into a rotation that includes Zack Greinke, Luke Weaver, Robbie Ray and Merrill Kelly. Zack Godley has received ample rope this year, having racked up eight of the nine starts…

what do you think?

2019-05-19 05:57:52



Latest On Don Mattingly's Future  

Although manager Don Mattingly is in the throes of his fourth straight trying season at the controls of the Marlins, it doesn’t appear his job is in jeopardy just yet. Mattingly will “probably” stay on through the end of the season, but it’s “likely” the team will replace him after that, FOX Sports’ Ken Rosenthal…

what do you think?

2019-05-19 05:56:30



White Sox Sign Odrisamer Despaigne  

The White Sox have signed right-hander Odrisamer Despaigne to a minor league contract, per an announcement from their Triple-A affiliate in Charlotte. Francys Romero of Las Mayores was first to report the news. Prior to Sunday, Despaigne had spent the entire season with the Reds’ Triple-A team in Louisville, where he logged a 3.92 ERA/4.60…

what do you think?

2019-05-19 05:29:28



Padres Seeking Front-End Starter  

The Padres have gotten ace-caliber production from rookie Chris Paddack and quality numbers from fellow young starters Joey Lucchesi and Matt Strahm this year, but they’re still not satisfied with their rotation. The club attempted to acquire Indians co-ace Trevor Bauer toward the beginning of the season, according to FOX Sports’ Ken Rosenthal, who reports…

what do you think?

2019-05-19 04:47:56



Phillies Activate Scott Kingery, Option Nick Williams  

The Phillies are set to activate utilityman Scott Kingery from the 10-day injured list, Matt Gelb of The Athletic tweets. The club has confirmed Kingery’s activation, adding that it has optioned outfielder Nick Williams to Triple-A Lehigh Valley. The Phillies have been without Kingery since he landed on the IL on April 19 with a…

what do you think?

2019-05-19 04:13:18



Mickey Callaway Reportedly On Hot Seat  

The Mets hired manager Mickey Callaway in October 2017 with the hope that he’d immediately help the franchise rebound from an awful final season under predecessor Terry Collins. Nearly a season and a half later, the Mets are still waiting for Callaway’s tenure to yield positive results, and it seems they’re running out of patience…

what do you think?

2019-05-19 03:08:28



Injury Notes: Astros, Puig, Yankees, Rosenthal  

Astros second baseman Jose Altuve is eligible to return from the 10-day injured list Tuesday, but that won’t happen, according to Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle. Instead, Altuve – who has been on the IL with a strained left hamstring since May 11 – will embark on a rehab assignment in the coming days.…

what do you think?

2019-05-19 03:03:50



White Sox Option Nick Delmonico  

The White Sox have optioned outfielder Nicky Delmonico to Triple-A Charlotte, tweets James Fegan of The Athletic. While a corresponding move will be made official tomorrow, it’s expected that rookie outfielder Eloy Jimenez will be activated ahead of the series opener versus Houston. Delmonico has scuffled out of the gates this season, posting a disappointing…

what do you think?

2019-05-19 02:54:16



Travis Shaw Nearing Rehab Assignment  

Injured Brewers third baseman Travis Shaw is slated to begin a rehab assignment Wednesday, Adam McCalvy of MLB.com reports. Shaw has been on the injured list since May 14 because of a wrist issue. Shaw’s injury led to the promotion of highly touted second base prospect Keston Hiura, who hasn’t gotten off to a dazzling…

what do you think?

2019-05-19 02:09:30



Latest On James Paxton, Masahiro Tanaka  

Yankees southpaw James Paxton has been on the injured list since May 5 because of left knee inflammation, but it’s up in the air whether a return is imminent. Paxton said he still felt "something” in his knee during a bullpen session Friday, Kristie Ackert of the New York Daily News reports. While Paxton added…

what do you think?

2019-05-18 22:32:43



Shawn Kelley Undergoes Throat Surgery  

The Rangers placed reliever Shawn Kelley on the injured list May 9 (retroactive to May 6) because of an infection, though details of the condition weren’t publicly known at the time. It turns out Kelley had to undergo surgery Thursday to remove at least two lumps from his vocal cords, the right-hander announced Saturday (via…

what do you think?

2019-05-18 18:39:51



Minor MLB Transactions: 5/18/19  

The latest in minor moves from around the game… Cory Spangenberg, designated for assignment Tuesday by Milwaukee, cleared waivers and has been outrighted to AAA-San Antonio, tweets MLB.com’s Adam McCalvy. It’s a bit of a surprise that Spangenberg wasn’t claimed, given his versatility and near-league-average offensive performance when afforded full-time play. The former tenth overall…

what do you think?

2019-05-18 16:44:34



Cubs Claim Chandler Shepherd  

The Cubs have claimed righty Chandler Shepherd, per Gordon Wittenmyer of the Chicago Sun-Times.  Shepherd was designated for assignment by Boston yesterday morning. Shepherd, 26, transitioned to a full-time starter last season for Boston’s AAA-Pawtucket affiliate after having spent the majority of his four-year professional career in the bullpen. The experiment’s continued this season, to…

what do you think?

2019-05-18 16:01:57



Johnny Cueto Could Return This Season  

Giants right-hander Johnny Cueto is making quick progress in his recovery from August 2018 Tommy John surgery and could return this September, manager Bruce Bochy told reporters Saturday (via Kerry Crowley of the Bay Area News Group and Andrew Baggarly of The Athletic). After Cueto threw a bullpen session, Bochy declared: "He surprised a lot…

what do you think?

2019-05-18 15:30:32



Nationals Notes: Victor Robles, Justin Miller, Trevor Rosenthal  

Good news for the Nationals – relatively speaking – as X-rays came back negative on Victor Robles’ injured wrist, per Todd Dybas of NBC Sports (via Twitter). He incurred a wrist contusion in last night’s ballgame when Cole Hamels hit him with a pitch in Robles’ second at-bat. It is not yet clear whether Robles will…

what do you think?

2019-05-18 13:54:56



Braves Select Jerry Blevins, Release Jonny Venters  

The Braves are again shaking up the bullpen, selecting the contract of lefty Jerry Blevins, who’d been designated and outrighted earlier in the week after clearing waivers, to replace fellow lefty Jonny Venters, who’s been issued his release by the club. (Twitter link via MLB.com’s Mark Bowman). The latest chapter in the renaissance project for…

what do you think?

2019-05-18 13:15:29



Rays Notes: Wood, Pruitt, Bemboom  

The Tampa Bay Rays activated righty Hunter Wood from the injured list, per Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times (via Twitter). In a corresponding move, Austin Pruitt was optioned back to Triple-A Durham. Wood gives the Rays another long option to soak up the innings left behind in the wake of Tyler Glasnow’s injury. Before…

what do you think?

2019-05-18 11:10:28



Health Notes: Tatis Jr., Upton, Price, Diaz, K. Davis  

The Padres are hoping shortstop Fernando Tatis Jr. will return May 24, the start of a six-game road trip for the club, per Kevin Acee of the San Diego Union-Tribune. Tatis went to the injured list on April 30 with a hamstring strain, temporarily derailing a phenomenal start to the 20-year-old rookie’s career. The Padres…

what do you think?

2019-05-18 07:57:54



JB Shuck Trying To Become Two-Way Player  

The Pirates will attempt to convert veteran outfielder JB Shuck into a two-way player, director of player development Larry Broadway told Rob Biertempfel of The Athletic. Shuck will begin honing his pitching skills at Triple-A Indianapolis, where he has been playing since the Pirates outrighted him May 8. The journeyman Shuck, 31, cracked Pittsburgh’s injury-plagued…

what do you think?

2019-05-18 05:25:26



Blue Jays Starter Aaron Sanchez Leaves Start With Blister  

10:50pm: Thankfully, it sounds as if the initial outlook is fairly positive. The hope is that Sanchez will be ready for his next star, Chisholm tweets. 9:08pm: Blue Jays righty Aaron Sanchez was pulled from tonight’s outing with a blister, the team announced to reporters including MLB.com’s Gregor Chisholm (via Twitter). While the outlook isn’t yet known,…

what do you think?

2019-05-18 04:18:51



Yankees Injury Notes: Judge, Paxton, Gregorius, Stanton  

While the injury bug continues to fluster the Nationals attempt at contention in 2019, the Yankees are undeterred by its laundry list of injured players as it reshapes (time and again) their active roster. In storming back late to beat the Rays last night, the Yanks took control of the AL East despite an unfathomable…

what do you think?

2019-05-18 04:03:35



Alex Gordon Discusses Future Plans  

There has been some indication that Royals outfielder Alex Gordon might hang up his spikes at the end of the year, but his hot start has him leaning in the other direction. The veteran tells MLB.com’s Jeffrey Flanagan that he’s “at about 60-40” in favor of continuing his career past the 2019 season. Gordon is…

what do you think?

2019-05-18 02:28:44



Indians Recall Adam Plutko, DFA Neil Ramirez  

Adam Plutko was recalled from Triple-A to make the start in today’s ballgame for the Cleveland Indians, while Neil Ramirez was DFA’ed to make room, per The Athletic’s Zack Meisel (via Twitter). The team has announced the deal. Plutko, 27, made 12 starts for the Indians last season, going 4-5 with a 5.28 ERA, 6.10…

what do you think?

2019-05-18 02:24:41



Blue Jays Expect To Select Contract Of Ryan Feierabend  

The Blue Jays expect to select the contract of southpaw Ryan Feierabend, manager Charlie Montoyo tells reporters including Ben Nicholson-Smith of Sportsnet.ca (Twitter links). Potential corresponding moves aren’t yet known. If indeed Feierabend is called up and given the start tomorrow, it’d make for quite a story. The 33-year-old last appeared in the majors —…

what do you think?

2019-05-18 02:17:28



J.D. Martinez's Ex-Representative Suing Over Agency Switch  

In November 2017, at the start of what became a lucrative but drawn-out trip to free agency, slugger J.D. Martinez changed representation and hired famed agent Scott Boras. Now, 14-plus months after Martinez scored a five-year, $110MM guarantee from the Red Sox in February 2018, his former rep –  RMG Sports Group president Bob Garber…

what do you think?

2019-05-18 01:01:57



Pirates To Select Geoff Hartlieb  

The Pirates will select the contract of righty Geoff Hartlieb, according to Stephen Nesbitt of The Athletic (via Twitter). Corresponding roster moves aren’t yet known. Hartlieb, 25, has turned in a dozen solid appearances this year at Triple-A. Through 19 innings, he carries a 3.32 ERA with 10.9 K/9 and 5.2 BB/9. The numbers don’t jump…

what do you think?

2019-05-17 22:23:59



The Dozen Most Expensive One-Year Free Agent Hitters  

Many different types of free agents end up receiving relatively expensive, one-year deals. Some are looking for the right opportunity to earn a nice single-season paycheck while (hopefully) building up to a multi-year deal in the ensuing winter. Others settle for a solo campaign after trying and failing to find more. Some are younger players…

what do you think?

2019-05-17 20:27:33



Mets Designate Keon Broxton  

The Mets have designated outfielder Keon Broxton for assignment, Tim Healey of Newsday reports on Twitter. That opens the door for Carlos Gomez to join the club’s MLB roster for the first time since his debut season with the club way back in 2007. Gomez’s ascension was reported previously, so it comes as no surprise. Of…

what do you think?

2019-05-17 19:14:35



Mariners Select Ryan Garton, Designate Zac Rosscup  

The Mariners announced a group of moves that will change up their bullpen mix. Righty Ryan Garton’s contract was selected; he’ll be joined by fellow righty Matt Festa, who was recalled. To make 40-man space for Garton, the M’s have designated southpaw Zac Rosscup for assignment. Active roster space for Festa comes at the expense…

what do you think?

2019-05-17 18:02:50



Mariners Claim Andrew Moore, Designate Nick Rumbelow  

The Mariners announced that they’ve claimed right-hander Andrew Moore off waivers from the Giants and designated right-hander Nick Rumbelow for assignment in order to open space on the 40-man roster. Moore, 24, returns to the organization that selected him in the second round of the 2015 draft. He’d been traded to Tampa Bay as part…

what do you think?

2019-05-17 17:34:38



Nationals Activate Trea Turner, Option Wilmer Difo  

The Nationals have announced a series of roster moves, led by the return of shortstop Trea Turner from a lengthy stint on the injured list. Fellow infielder Wilmer Difo was optioned to create space for him. As expected, starter Anibal Sanchez was placed on the 10-day injured list after suffering a hamstring injury yesterday. Righty…

what do you think?

2019-05-17 15:01:07



Twins Place Nelson Cruz On IL, Promote Luis Arraez  

The Twins announced that they’ve placed designated hitter Nelson Cruz on the 10-day injured list due to a left wrist strain and promoted infield prospect Luis Arraez for his big league debut. Arraez’s promotion was initially reported by Daniel Alvarez Montes of El Extra Base (Twitter link). Cruz, 38, was signed to a one-year deal…

what do you think?

2019-05-17 13:41:42



Pirates Place Trevor Williams On IL, Outright Jacob Stallings  

The Pirates announced a series of roster moves this evening. Starter Trevor Williams is going on the 10-day injured list with a right side strain, creating a need for pitching reinforcements. Righty Clay Holmes was recalled. He’ll join Geoff Hartlieb in ascending to the active roster. With a need for one additional active roster spot…

what do you think?

2019-05-17 12:26:37



Red Sox Designate Chandler Shepherd For Assignment  

The Red Sox announced Friday morning that they’ve designated right-hander Chandler Shepherd for assignment in order to open a spot on the 40-man roster for catcher Oscar Hernandez, whose contract has been selected from Triple-A Pawtucket. Hernandez will join the active roster in place of catcher Sandy Leon as he departs for paternity leave. Shepherd,…

what do you think?

2019-05-17 10:50:12



Taijuan Walker Diagnosed With Sprained Shoulder Capsule  

Diamondbacks right-hander Taijuan Walker has been diagnosed with a sprained shoulder capsule, manager Torey Lovullo told reporters including MLB.com’s Steve Gilbert (links to Twitter). He’ll be shut down from throwing for at least six weeks. Fortunately, there was better news for veteran starter Zack Greinke, who also went in for an MRI. He’s said to…

what do you think?

2019-05-17 09:14:03



Mets To Select Carlos Gomez  

The Mets have informed veteran outfielder Carlos Gomez that they will select his contract from Triple-A Syracuse, per Mike Puma of the New York Post (Twitter link). He’ll join the club as Michael Conforto lands on the injured list due to a concussion. The 33-year-old Gomez was a top prospect with Mets back in 2006-07,…

what do you think?

2019-05-17 07:38:49



Minor MLB Transactions: 5/17/19  

We’ll track Friday’s minor move from around the league here… The Red Sox signed right-hander Dylan Thompson to a minor league contract, per an announcement from the independent American Association (Twitter link). Thompson had been slated to open the season with the AA’s Winnipeg Goldeyes before his contract was purchased by the Red Sox. A…

what do you think?

2019-05-17 06:56:30



AL East Notes: Gurriel, Orioles, Pop, Pedroia  

The latest from around the AL East… The Blue Jays have gotten little from their outfielders this season, though reinforcements could be on the way in the form of Lourdes Gurriel Jr.  Sportsnet.ca’s Shi Davidi checks in on Gurriel’s development as a utilityman, after Gurriel was sent to Triple-A in mid-April following some rough defensive…

what do you think?

2019-05-17 03:12:58



Cardinals Designate Luke Gregerson, Option Dominic Leone  

The Cardinals have designated veteran reliever Luke Gregerson for assignment, per a club announcement. Fellow right-hander Dominic Leone was optioned down to create another active roster spot. Those moves will clear the way for two other hurlers. The club has activated righty Carlos Martinez, who was expected to be brought back in a relief capacity this…

what do you think?

2019-05-17 03:02:48



Dodgers To Place Kenta Maeda On 10-Day Injured List  

The Dodgers will place right-hander Kenta Maeda on the 10-day IL before tomorrow’s game, according to Jorge Castillo of the Los Angeles Times (Twitter link).  Maeda’s placement caps off a busy day of roster-shuffling for the Dodgers, as the team also activated lefty Caleb Ferguson from the IL and sent catcher Rocky Gale and right-hander…

what do you think?

2019-05-16 20:54:52



AL Central Notes: McCann, Zimmermann, Tribe, Twins, Royals  

It isn’t any secret that the White Sox are eager to keep Jose Abreu in the fold, though another veteran may also be a candidate for a longer-term stint with the club.  While expressing to the Athletic’s James Fegan (subscription link) about how much the Sox would like to continue their relationship with Abreu, GM…

what do you think?

2019-05-16 20:08:56



Odrisamer Despaigne Opts Out Of Reds Contract  

Right-hander Odrisamer Despaigne has opted out of his minor league contract with the Reds, MLBTR has learned.  Despaigne inked the deal back in January, and would’ve earned $875K in guaranteed money had he reached Cincinnati’s Major League roster. Over eight starts and 41 1/3 innings for Triple-A Louisville this season, Despaigne had posted a 3.92…

what do you think?

2019-05-16 19:41:54



Blue Jays Option Teoscar Hernandez, Outright Socrates Brito  

The Blue Jays announced Thursday that outfielder Teoscar Hernandez has been optioned to Triple-A Buffalo and that fellow outfielder Socrates Brito cleared waivers and has been assigned outright to Buffalo following his recent DFA. Infielder Richard Urena is up from Triple-A in place of Hernandez. Toronto has held high hopes for Hernandez since acquiring him…

what do you think?

2019-05-16 16:49:22



Mariners Recall Mallex Smith, Option Shed Long  

Mallex Smith’s time in the minors didn’t last long. Less than two weeks after being optioned to Triple-A Tacoma, Smith has been recalled by the Mariners. In his place, infield prospect Shed Long was optioned to Tacoma. It was a brief but perhaps much-needed respite for Smith, who got out to an awful .165/.255/.247 start…

what do you think?

2019-05-16 16:42:43



Rays Acquire Erik Kratz, Designate Aaron Slegers  

The Rays have acquired catcher Erik Kratz and cash considerations from the Giants in exchange for either a player to be named later or cash, as per an announcement from the Giants’ Twitter feed.  Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports (Twitter links) was the first to report that Kratz had been dealt to…

what do you think?

2019-05-16 15:46:50



GM Rick Hahn On Jose Abreu's Future With White Sox  

Jose Abreu is in his final season of club control, but the White Sox apparently aren’t envisioning a future without him. Asked by MLB Network’s Matt Vasgersian about Abreu’s future (video link), Hahn wasn’t subtle about his desire for Abreu to be a part of the team beyond the 2019 season. “He’s been here throughout…

what do you think?

2019-05-16 15:34:20



Tigers Option Jeimer Candelario  

The Tigers announced after tonight’s game that they’ve optioned third baseman Jeimer Candelario to Triple-A Toledo. A corresponding roster move will be announced tomorrow, per the team. It’s a disappointing turn of events for the 25-year-old Candelario, whom the Tigers hoped could solidify himself as their third baseman of the future. Acquired in the 2017…

what do you think?

2019-05-16 14:57:23



Tigers Designate Reed Garrett For Assignment  

The Tigers have designated right-hander Reed Garrett for assignment, the team announced.  Righty Sandy Baez is on the way up from Triple-A to take the open spot on Detroit’s 25-man roster prior to Friday’s game. Garrett was selected out of the Rangers’ organization during last December’s Rule 5 Draft, and would be offered back to…

what do you think?

2019-05-16 13:21:36



Twins Option Trevor Hildenberger, Will Select Austin Adams  

The Twins announced following Wednesday’s game that they’ve optioned struggling righty Trevor Hildenberger to Triple-A Rochester. While no corresponding move was announced, La Velle E. Neal III of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports that the Twins are set to select the contract of right-hander Austin Adams from Rochester. SKOR North’s Darren Wolfson tweeted earlier in the afternoon…

what do you think?

2019-05-16 13:18:20



Twins Option Trevor Hildenberger, Will Select Austin Adams  

The Twins announced following Wednesday’s game that they’ve optioned struggling righty Trevor Hildenberger to Triple-A Rochester. While no corresponding move was announced, La Velle E. Neal III of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports that the Twins are set to select the contract of right-hander Austin Adams from Rochester. SKOR North’s Darren Wolfson tweeted earlier in the afternoon…

what do you think?

2019-05-16 13:18:18



Blue Jays Option Teoscar Hernandez, Outright Socrates Brito  

The Blue Jays announced Thursday that outfielder Teoscar Hernandez has been optioned to Triple-A Buffalo and that fellow outfielder Socrates Brito cleared waivers and has been assigned outright to Buffalo following his recent DFA. Infielder Richard Urena is up from Triple-A in place of Hernandez. Toronto has held high hopes for Hernandez since acquiring him…

what do you think?

2019-05-16 13:14:59



Nationals Expected To Place Anibal Sanchez On 10-Day IL  

Anibal Sanchez suffered a left hamstring strain that forced him out of today’s start in the second inning, and Nationals manager Davey Martinez told reporters (including Sam Fortier of the Washington Post) that Sanchez is headed for the injured list.  This will keep Sanchez out of action for at least one start, though the veteran…

what do you think?

2019-05-16 13:01:55



Brewers To Place Manny Pina On IL, Recall Jacob Nottingham  

The Brewers announced after last night’s game that catcher Manny Pina will be headed to the 10-day injured list with a hamstring injury. He’ll be replaced on the active roster by fellow receiver Jacob Nottingham, per MLB.com’s Adam McCalvy (via Twitter). It’s not clear how long Pina will be sidelined, but he’ll need to use…

what do you think?

2019-05-16 12:20:43



Tigers Option Jeimer Candelario  

The Tigers announced after tonight’s game that they’ve optioned third baseman Jeimer Candelario to Triple-A Toledo. A corresponding roster move will be announced tomorrow, per the team. It’s a disappointing turn of events for the 25-year-old Candelario, whom the Tigers hoped could solidify himself as their third baseman of the future. Acquired in the 2017…

what do you think?

2019-05-16 11:06:38



Tigers Recall Dawel Lugo  

The Tigers have called up infielder Dawel Lugo, per a club announcement. He’ll take the roster spot created when the team optioned out third baseman Jeimer Candelario. In addition to stepping into Candelario’s roster spot, Lugo will evidently also take over as the team’s regular third baseman. Manager Ron Gardenhire told reporters, including MLB.com’s Jason…

what do you think?

2019-05-16 10:58:17



Tigers Designate Reed Garrett For Assignment  

The Tigers have designated right-hander Reed Garrett for assignment, the team announced.  Righty Sandy Baez is on the way up from Triple-A to take the open spot on Detroit’s 25-man roster prior to Friday’s game. Garrett was selected out of the Rangers’ organization during last December’s Rule 5 Draft, and would be offered back to…

what do you think?

2019-05-16 10:56:07



Brewers To Place Manny Pina On IL, Recall Jacob Nottingham  

The Brewers announced after last night’s game that catcher Manny Pina will be headed to the 10-day injured list with a hamstring injury. He’ll be replaced on the active roster by fellow receiver Jacob Nottingham, per MLB.com’s Adam McCalvy (via Twitter). It’s not clear how long Pina will be sidelined, but he’ll need to use…

what do you think?

2019-05-16 08:24:39



GM Rick Hahn On Jose Abreu's Future With White Sox  

Jose Abreu is in his final season of club control, but the White Sox apparently aren’t envisioning a future without him. Asked by MLB Network’s Matt Vasgersian about Abreu’s future (video link), Hahn wasn’t subtle about his desire for Abreu to be a part of the team beyond the 2019 season. “He’s been here throughout…

what do you think?

2019-05-16 08:06:05



Someone Should (Finally) Put Andrew Cashner In Their Bullpen  

Back in 2017, Andrew Cashner posted a solid 3.40 ERA in 28 starts and parlayed that into a two-year, $16MM deal in Baltimore despite the fact that he ranked at the bottom of the league in terms of strikeout rate and swinging-strike rate in the season leading up to free agency. The contract almost seemed…

what do you think?

2019-05-16 08:05:04



Mets' Michael Conforto Diagnosed With Concussion  

7:28pm: Carlos Gomez was removed from tonight’s Triple-A game, leading MLB.com’s Anthony DiComo to speculate that the Mets will purchase Gomez’s contract before Friday’s game. 5:27pm: Mets outfielder Michael Conforto suffered a concussion after a scary collision with teammate Robinson Cano during today’s game.  Both Conforto and Cano were chasing after a Howie Kendrick fly…

what do you think?

2019-05-16 07:45:49



Twins Designate Addison Reed For Assignment  

The Twins announced that they’ve designated right-hander Addison Reed for assignment. The veteran setup man had been pitching on a rehab assignment in Triple-A Rochester after opening the season on the injured list due to a thumb sprain, though Dan Hayes of The Athletic tweets that Reed’s velocity was topping out at 88-89 mph in…

what do you think?

2019-05-16 06:37:04



Tigers Recall Dawel Lugo  

The Tigers have called up infielder Dawel Lugo, per a club announcement. He’ll take the roster spot created when the team optioned out third baseman Jeimer Candelario. In addition to stepping into Candelario’s roster spot, Lugo will evidently also take over as the team’s regular third baseman. Manager Ron Gardenhire told reporters, including MLB.com’s Jason…

what do you think?

2019-05-16 05:44:58



Nationals Expected To Place Anibal Sanchez On 10-Day IL  

Anibal Sanchez suffered a left hamstring strain that forced him out of today’s start in the second inning, and Nationals manager Davey Martinez told reporters (including Sam Fortier of the Washington Post) that Sanchez is headed for the injured list.  This will keep Sanchez out of action for at least one start, though the veteran…

what do you think?

2019-05-16 05:28:25



Twins Designate Addison Reed For Assignment  

The Twins announced that they’ve designated right-hander Addison Reed for assignment. The veteran setup man had been pitching on a rehab assignment in Triple-A Rochester after opening the season on the injured list due to a thumb sprain, though Dan Hayes of The Athletic tweets that Reed’s velocity was topping out at 88-89 mph in…

what do you think?

2019-05-16 05:25:13



Injured Athletics Hurlers Making Progress  

Several injured Athletics pitchers are on the march back to the majors, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports. Whether they’ll make it in time to help draw the team back into the postseason race remains to be seen. Jharel Cotton is furthest along among those sidelined with long-term maladies. He’s slated to launch…

what do you think?

2019-05-16 05:12:10



Mariners Recall Mallex Smith, Option Shed Long  

Mallex Smith’s time in the minors didn’t last long. Less than two weeks after being optioned to Triple-A Tacoma, Smith has been recalled by the Mariners. In his place, infield prospect Shed Long was optioned to Tacoma. It was a brief but perhaps much-needed respite for Smith, who got out to an awful .165/.255/.247 start…

what do you think?

2019-05-16 03:28:53



Someone Should (Finally) Put Andrew Cashner In Their Bullpen  

Back in 2017, Andrew Cashner posted a solid 3.40 ERA in 28 starts and parlayed that into a two-year, $16MM deal in Baltimore despite the fact that he ranked at the bottom of the league in terms of strikeout rate and swinging-strike rate in the season leading up to free agency. The contract almost seemed…

what do you think?

2019-05-16 02:39:03



Rockies Expected To Promote Brendan Rodgers  

The Rockies are expected to promote top prospect Brendan Rodgers, according to Thomas Harding of MLB.com. Corresponding moves remain to be seen, but a recent injury to shortstop Trevor Story is said to have played a role in the decision. The 22-year-old Rodgers has been considered an elite prospect ever since he went to the…

what do you think?

2019-05-16 01:15:05



Injured Athletics Hurlers Making Progress  

Several injured Athletics pitchers are on the march back to the majors, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports. Whether they’ll make it in time to help draw the team back into the postseason race remains to be seen. Jharel Cotton is furthest along among those sidelined with long-term maladies. He’s slated to launch…

what do you think?

2019-05-16 01:01:54



Marlins' Drew Steckenrider Out Indefinitely  

Marlins righty Drew Steckenrider will be sidelined for a yet-to-be determined period of time after Dr. James Andrews confirmed the team’s initial diagnosis of a right flexor strain, the team told reporters Wednesday (Twitter link via Wells Dusenbury of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel). For the time being, rest has been recommended rather than surgery. The…

what do you think?

2019-05-15 22:33:48



Jesus Luzardo Hires MVP Sports Group  

Athletics pitching prospect Jesus Luzardo has hired MVP Sports Group to represent him, according to Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle (via Twitter). The move comes less than a year since Luzardo’s previous agency change. Luzardo is nursing back to health after suffering a rotator cuff strain this spring. He has been throwing for several…

what do you think?

2019-05-15 22:01:07



Braves Designate Jesse Biddle For Assignment  

The Braves announced that they’ve designated left-hander Jesse Biddle for assignment on Wednesday and placed center fielder Ender Inciarte on the 10-day injured list due to a lumbar strain. Biddle’s 40-man roster spot will go to top prospect Austin Riley, whose previously reported promotion has now been made official. Atlanta also recalled Touki Toussaint from…

what do you think?

2019-05-15 21:48:17



Blue Jays Claim Jimmy Cordero  

The Blue Jays have claimed righty Jimmy Cordero off waivers from the Nationals, as Ben Nicholson-Smith of Sportsnet.ca was among those to cover on Twitter. Cordero was sent to Triple-A on optional assignment. Despite the Nats’ bullpen malaise, other teams are interested in their relievers that have failed to receive MLB looks this year. Cordero follows…

what do you think?

2019-05-15 18:03:49



Zack Greinke, Taijuan Walker Headed For MRIs  

The D-backs may have enjoyed a comfortable win this afternoon, but it’s quickly become a stressful day for the club and its fans due to a series of injuries. Zack Greinke and David Peralta both exited today’s game early, and The Athletic’s Zach Buchanan tweets that right-hander Taijuan Walker is slated to undergo an MRI…

what do you think?

2019-05-15 16:07:28



Miguel Andujar To Undergo Season-Ending Shoulder Surgery  

The Yankees announced tonight that third baseman Miguel Andujar will undergo surgery to repair the labrum tear in his right shoulder next Monday. He’s expected to miss the remainder of the 2019 season. The team and fans alike had huge hopes for Andujar, who finished second in 2018 American League Rookie of the Year voting,…

what do you think?

2019-05-15 14:22:55



Carlos Torres Opts Out Of Padres Deal  

Veteran right-handed reliever Carlos Torres has opted out of his minor league contract with the Padres, MLBTR has learned. Torres, 36, inked a minor league pact with the Padres back in January, and while he struggled in Spring Training, he’s had a solid start to his season in Triple-A El Paso. Through 25 1/3 frames,…

what do you think?

2019-05-15 13:57:07



Ben Zobrist Remains On Leave From Cubs Indefinitely  

Veteran utilityman Ben Zobrist has been away from the Cubs since May 8th owing to a previously undisclosed personal matter. It emerged today that the indefinite absence relates to marital troubles that have resulted in divorce proceedings, as ESPNChicago.com’s Jesse Rogers reports. Details of the matter are really not of interest from a baseball perspective,…

what do you think?

2019-05-15 13:28:38



Blue Jays Select Edwin Jackson  

The Blue Jays have selected the contract of righty Edwin Jackson, per a club announcement. Lefty Thomas Pannone was optioned out to create active roster space, with righty Matt Shoemaker moved to the 60-day injured list for a 40-man spot. Jackson’s addition to the MLB roster was a foregone conclusion when he was acquired recently…

what do you think?

2019-05-15 10:06:21



Rangers Recall Willie Calhoun, Place Elvis Andrus On Injured List  

The Rangers announced that they’ve recalled outfielder/designated hitter Willie Calhoun from Triple-A Nashville and placed shortstop Elvis Andrus on the 10-day injured list due to a hamstring strain. Texas also optioned righty Wei-Chieh Huang to Nashville and recalled left-hander Jeffrey Springs. Calhoun, of course, isn’t going to step into shortstop duties in Andrus’ absence. He’s…

what do you think?

2019-05-15 09:29:17



Twins Activate Miguel Sano, Place Mitch Garver On IL  

The Twins announced today that third baseman Miguel Sano is heading back onto the MLB roster. He’ll take the place of backstop Mitch Garver, who has been placed on the 10-day injured list after suffering an ankle sprain last night. Sano, who just celebrated his 26th birthday, has been working back from a heel injury…

what do you think?

2019-05-15 08:27:45



Latest On Rays' Pitching Staff  

Traditionalists may never fully embrace the approach, but it’s hard to argue with the results: through a quarter of the season, the Rays’ pitching staff has been lights out. By design, it’s a fluid and ever-evolving mix of hurlers. Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times provides an update on some particularly important arms for the…

what do you think?

2019-05-15 07:57:25



Indians Notes: Kemp, Gonzalez, Clevinger  

Here’s the latest from Cleveland… The Indians had “mild” interest in Matt Kemp before the Reds released the veteran outfielder earlier in May, The Athletic’s Ken Rosenthal writes (subscription required).  In fact, Rosenthal notes that Cleveland was the only team who expressed any interest at all in Kemp’s services.  Given the Tribe’s needs in both…

what do you think?

2019-05-15 07:34:20



Braves To Promote Austin Riley  

The Braves will promote top position-player prospect Austin Riley to the majors, according to David O’Brien of The Athletic (subscription link). Ender Inciarte is expected to be placed on the injured list with back tightness; the corresponding 40-man move isn’t yet known. With the move, the Braves are adding a player who entered the season…

what do you think?

2019-05-15 04:58:10



Latest On Tigers' Rotation  

The Tigers have already been hit hard by pitching injuries this season, and it doesn’t appear as if Jordan Zimmermann or Tyson Ross will be returning from the IL in the near future.  Zimmermann was sidelined with an UCL sprain on April 26, and he is still experiencing discomfort in his elbow when throwing from…

what do you think?

2019-05-15 03:19:08



Tigers Release Cameron Rupp  

The Tigers released Cameron Rupp from Triple-A Toledo earlier this week, as per the International League’s transactions page.  According to MLB.com’s Jason Beck (Twitter link), Rupp became expendable after catching prospect Jake Rogers was promoted from Double-A to Toledo, and veteran Bobby Wilson returned from injury. After receiving regular work behind the plate for the…

what do you think?

2019-05-15 03:13:38



Twins' Mitch Garver Diagnosed With High Ankle Sprain  

Twins catcher Mitch Garver exited tonight’s game after a play at the plate and has been diagnosed with a high ankle sprain, the team told reporters (Twitter link via Dan Hayes of The Athletic). He’ll be further evaluated tomorrow. Garver was injured on what ultimately proved to be a game-saving play in the eighth inning;…

what do you think?

2019-05-15 03:03:52






Top Activity Today

register to participate
xpfree
morseabstracts.com
palma
greenpalm.net/
liviuhoder
nortoncontactsupport.com/
emmaaman
toneexcelrich.blogspot.my/
5096702071
zazzle.com/bibleverseproducts
masai
adhitprofits.com/?ref=oztecdir...
Jorge
Kleeproductions.webs.com
theTVwebsite
theTV.website/
beautybabes4u
cityangels.in/
ropyou
ropyou


Activity Feed

anonymous  liked the article 'Wet Head Game for $8 + pickup at Walmart' in shopping

anonymous  liked the article 'Archer grinds out first win with Pirates at Coors' in baseball



anonymous  liked the article 'YouTube Partners With Elizabeth Banks’ WhoHaha To Empower ...' in vids

anonymous  liked the article 'Gold Tipped Mason Jar Vases' in crafts

anonymous  liked the article 'Hwyl fawr Hello by Chequered Ink' in web development

anonymous  liked the article 'Rumor: Rocksteady’s Next Title Will Be a New Batman: A...' in video games

anonymous  liked the article 'Venezuela's legislature stripped of powers. President left u...' in news

anonymous  liked the article 'Snow, difficult travel to threaten Four Corners states and U...' in weather

anonymous  liked the article 'Minor MLB Transactions: 4/18/19' in baseball


anonymous  liked the article 'Why is Batman’s Gotham City Named After a Nottinghamshire ...' in nature

anonymous  liked the article 'Netflix’s ‘Nailed It!’ Feels Fresher and Funnier in Se...' in food


anonymous  liked the article 'Fortnite season 6, week 9 challenges and how to complete the...' in tech

anonymous  liked the article '‘The Goldbergs’ Will Take on ‘Sixteen Candles,’ Won...' in movies

anonymous  liked the article 'Top 10 Most Fascinating Mummified Bodies Found Outside Egypt' in fun facts

anonymous  liked the article 'What Does the ‘Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker’ Title M...' in movies

anonymous  liked the article 'Ajak Deng Returns to Modeling a Week After Announcing Her Re...' in fashion

anonymous  liked the article 'Ajak Deng Returns to Modeling a Week After Announcing Her Re...' in fashion


anonymous  liked the article 'Commission Launched by President Trump Finds No Widespread V...' in news

anonymous  liked the article 'SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING Star Tom Holland Signs On To Play A Y...' in comics


anonymous  liked the article 'New AirPods are $19 off at Amazon -- but they won't ship for...' in tech

anonymous  liked the article 'This ‘Spiderman’ Migrant Hero Climbed 4 Balconies to Sav...' in news

anonymous  liked the article 'Rep. Jim Jordan Says He’s Running for House Speaker Amid C...' in news

anonymous  liked the article 'Royals Select Contract Of Richard Lovelady' in baseball

anonymous  liked the article '10 Most Disturbing Moments During Ted Bundy’s Trials' in fun facts

anonymous  liked the article 'Ajak Deng Returns to Modeling a Week After Announcing Her Re...' in fashion

anonymous  liked the article 'FNIA MOLTEN FREDDY | FNAF 6 (Pizza Simulator)' in art

anonymous  liked the article 'ABC News: Breaking News & Latest Headlines' in news

anonymous  liked the article 'Ajak Deng Returns to Modeling a Week After Announcing Her Re...' in fashion

anonymous  liked the article 'Improve paid search results through routine, scheduled maint...' in web marketing

anonymous  liked the article 'London - the Queen's walk' in art


anonymous  liked the article 'How Japanese Bamboo Helped Edison Make The Light Bulb' in nature


anonymous  liked the article 'Gold Severum, Banded Cichlid, Severum Cichlid' in animals

anonymous  liked the article 'Haven't Seen Roseanne in 21 Years? Here's How She ...' in health

anonymous  liked the article '[MMD] Falling Pose (Download)' in art

anonymous  liked the article 'White Sox To Acquire Yonder Alonso' in baseball

anonymous  liked the article 'Ajak Deng Returns to Modeling a Week After Announcing Her Re...' in fashion

anonymous  liked the article 'Would you settle for less in your relationship?' in family

anonymous  liked the article 'Friday’s P.M. Hot Clicks: Prestin Obradovich; Hockey repor...' in sports

anonymous  liked the article '4 Top Marijuana Penny Stocks for the Rest of 2018' in business

anonymous  liked the article 'Since Selling Cars Is Not Working Out, Tesla Plans To Just A...' in business

anonymous  liked the article 'AL News & Rumors: Dipoto, Yanks, A. Miller, Sonny, A’s...' in baseball

anonymous  liked the article 'Hulu Greenlights Two New Marvel Series, Inks Two-Year Progra...' in vids

anonymous  liked the article 'Job-shamed 'Cosby' star lands new job ' in news



anonymous  liked the article 'AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR Directors Call Ebony Maw Thanos'...' in comics

anonymous  liked the article 'People who 'besmirch' Comey and Mueller will 'rot in hell,' ...' in politics

anonymous  liked the article '4 Firsts of Married Life to Look Forward To' in family

anonymous  liked the article 'Meghan McCain Weeps at John McCain’s Casket as Wife Cindy ...' in news


anonymous  liked the article 'Top 10 Crazy Ways Actors Prepared For Sex Work Roles' in fun facts

anonymous  liked the article 'Firemouth Cichlid' in animals


anonymous  liked the article 'How to Hang a Frameless Mirror on the Wall' in how-to

anonymous  liked the article 'Car Model of Jeep That Fatally Pinned Anton Yelchin Was Reca...' in entertainment

anonymous  liked the article 'The Romanoffs Season 1 Recap' in movies

anonymous  liked the article 'Ajak Deng Returns to Modeling a Week After Announcing Her Re...' in fashion

anonymous  liked the article 'Ford is investigating its US emissions-certification process...' in tech

anonymous  liked the article 'World's Greatest Dad Added a Backseat to His DeLorean to...' in tech

anonymous  liked the article 'Waldo- Joyful Male ACA Shih-Tzu Puppy' in animals

anonymous  liked the article 'Ajak Deng Returns to Modeling a Week After Announcing Her Re...' in fashion

anonymous  liked the article 'Waldo- Joyful Male ACA Shih-Tzu Puppy' in animals

anonymous  liked the article 'A high school in Ohio says it's doing away with valedictoria...' in business

anonymous  liked the article 'Brandon Ingram out with sprained ankle' in basketball

anonymous  liked the article 'Peter King: 'Greg Schiano has gotten jobbed' More Than Any O...' in sports

anonymous  liked the article 'Continental Drift' in art

anonymous  liked the article 'If You Become Disabled, Will Your Practice Become Disabled, ...' in business

anonymous  liked the article 'A path of life and death: Jake Wiley quit, then conquered, n...' in golf

anonymous  liked the article 'Ajak Deng Returns to Modeling a Week After Announcing Her Re...' in fashion

anonymous  liked the article 'Shaunie O'Neal Says Burglars Used Social Media To Target Her...' in entertainment


anonymous  liked the article 'Ajak Deng Returns to Modeling a Week After Announcing Her Re...' in fashion


anonymous  liked the article 'Verizon Fios 100/100 and Local TV Double Play for $55/month' in shopping

anonymous  liked the article 'AL East Notes: Sanchez, Thornburg, Orioles' in baseball


anonymous  liked the article ' Sega Genesis Classics Review: The Mega...' in movies

anonymous  liked the article '‘Fonzo’ Photos: See Tom Hardy as Al Capone in Josh Trank...' in movies

anonymous  liked the article 'Shallow Blades of Grass' in art

anonymous  liked the article 'Game of Thrones season 8 episode 5 trailer teases next big b...' in tech

anonymous  liked the article 'Xzibit Sued for Allegedly Promoting Pesticide-Laced Weed' in entertainment

anonymous  liked the article 'XPS: FFXV - Ignis Scientia (Episode Ignis)' in art

anonymous  liked the article 'Modern Vintage Crochet Coasters' in crafts

anonymous  liked the article ''Air Cocaine' drug-trafficking trial starts in France' in news

anonymous  liked the article 'Prince Harry and Meghan's Wedding Bishop Michael Curry Fight...' in entertainment

anonymous  liked the article 'Tyrannosaurus concept' in art

anonymous  liked the article 'Don't Take Your Eyes Off Chrissy Teigen's Swimsuit...' in fashion

anonymous  liked the article 'Sources: Griffin agrees to be Pels' executive VP' in sports

anonymous  liked the article 'Sexy GIFs to start your Weekend (20 GIFs)' in humor

anonymous  liked the article 'Commission Launched by President Trump Finds No Widespread V...' in news

anonymous  liked the article 'Ajak Deng Returns to Modeling a Week After Announcing Her Re...' in fashion

anonymous  liked the article 'Johnny Manziel 'Back To Normal' After Scary Hit, Will He Pla...' in entertainment
All Rights Reserved.   Terms Of Use   Contact Us