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They all wanted to be Pudge Rodriguez

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 13:00:49 GMT

When Pudge raises his Hall of Fame plaque, there will be young men in major league clubhouses and boys and girls on the fields Puerto Rico sharing in the moment.



Braves to demote struggling shortstop Dansby Swanson to minors

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 02:30:48 GMT

Atlanta Braves shortstop Dansby Swanson entered the season as everyone's favorite to win the National League Rookie of the Year Award. Formerly the No. 1 overall pick, Swanson had earned additional support by hitting .302/.361/.442 during his 38-game introduction to the majors in 2016. Unfortunately



Nationals promote Erick Fedde

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 02:30:05 GMT

After Stephen Strasburg was forced out of Sunday's contest with a nerve impingement that has since been alleviated, the Washington Nationals are calling up prospect Erick Fedde, according to Joel Sherman of the New York Post. Strasburg left Sunday afternoon's game after two innings with an injury



Cameron Rupp, who criticized Odubel Herrera for bat-flipping, flipped his bat on a home run

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 02:24:15 GMT

A day after Cameron Rupp criticized teammate Odubel Herrera for flipping his bat, Rupp flipped his own bat on a home run.



Nationals 8, Brewers 5: Bullpen blows up as Washington rallies for seven runs in the 8th

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 02:21:00 GMT

WASHINGTON - This showed why Milwaukee Brewers general manager David Stearns acquired relief help earlier in the day. Ruining a brilliant start by Jimmy Nelson, the Brewers' bullpen blew up in horrific fashion in the eighth inning Wednesday night, allowing the Washington Nationals to score seven



Detroit Tigers minors: Dawel Lugo's 2-run single helps Erie SeaWolves

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 02:25:50 GMT

Triple-A: Pawtucket 7, Toledo 1 TOLEDO, Ohio -- Rusney Castillo homered and had three hits, and Jalen Beeks allowed five hits over six innings as the Pawtucket Red Sox beat the Toledo Mud Hens 7-1 on Wednesday. Beeks (4-4) picked up the win after he struck out eight and walked one while allowing one



Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw hopeful he can make "at least a few" starts before playoffs begin

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 02:15:00 GMT

On Wednesday afternoon, the Dodgers' pitching staff gathered on the diamond around 4 p.m. for pitchers fielding practice. A staple of spring training, the drills serve as refreshers during the long season. The gang was nearly all there — even Brock Stewart, the team's starter for that night'



Nats score 7 in 8th, rally past Brewers 8-5; Harper ejected

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 02:15:25 GMT

Ryan Zimmerman and Adam Lind each had two-run doubles in a seven-run eighth inning to help the Washington Nationals rally past the Milwaukee Brewers 8-5 on Wednesday night. Bryce Harper was ejected for arguing with home plate umpire Chris Segal after striking out in the eighth inning with runners on



Nationals calling up Erick Fedde for MLB debut in place of Stephen Strasburg?

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 02:02:10 GMT

According to reports tonight, the Washington Nationals will call top pitching prospect Erick Fedde up from Triple-A Syracuse to start in place of Stephen Strasburg Saturday against Colorado. Nats' skipper Dusty Baker was asked earlier today about the possibility of Fedde filling in for the injured



Dodgers prospect Willie Calhoun is finding exciting ways to bide his time in the minor leagues

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 02:00:04 GMT

The same night Dodgers prospect Alex Verdugo hit one of the weirdest home runs ever, another member of the the Oklahoma City Dodgers AAA team had his own fun with a home run. It just wasn't as obvious. Willie Calhoun, currently batting. 304 for Oklahoma City with 23 homers this year, is a future



Dodgers' Clayton Kershaw 'miserable' about being injured but vows to 'get back quick'

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 01:58:08 GMT

LOS ANGELES – Three days after going on the DL with a back injury for the second consecutive season, Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw said it was a “big relief” when an examination showed it wasn't the same herniated disc that sent him to the sidelines for 75 days last season. But this injury (a lower



MLB Trade Rumors 2017: Rockies, Marlins in "ongoing discussions" for AJ Ramos

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 01:55:18 GMT

The Colorado Rockies are apparently quite interested in acquiring AJ Ramos. They have been having “ongoing discussions” with the Miami Marlins about the right handed Miami closer, though talks seem to be far from completion at this point, according to Jon Morosi of FOX Sports. Couple this report with



Nationals to promote top pitching prospect Erick Fedde

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 02:30:05 GMT

The Nationals will call up their top pitching prospect Erick Fedde to start in place of Stephen Strasburg on Saturday.



Dodgers prospect Willie Calhoun is finding exciting ways to bide his time in the minor leagues

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 01:44:16 GMT

The same night Dodgers prospect Alex Verdugo hit one of the weirdest home runs ever, another member of the the Oklahoma City Dodgers AAA team had his own fun with a home run. Willie Calhoun, currently batting .304 for Oklahoma City with 23 homers this year, is a future second baseman for Los Angeles



MLB Trade Rumors: Rangers ace Yu Darvish on the radar for Nationals, Brewers

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 01:40:48 GMT

The trade deadline is now five days away. As such, this is as good of an occasion as any to check in on what's happening with Texas Rangers ace Yu Darvish. To recap: Darvish has pitched to a 3.44 ERA and 3.33 strikeout-to-walk ratio over his first 21 starts this season. If he's made available



Phillies prospect completes an inside-the-park grand slam with a jaw-dropping slide

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 01:33:28 GMT

Phillies prospect J.P. Crawford hit an inside-the-park grand slam on Wednesday against the Gwinnett Braves, but it was made possible by one of the more incredible slides we've ever seen. Crawford's drive to center took a crazy bounce off the wall, which easily cleared the bases. But Crawford



LEADING OFF: Archer-Sabathia, Scherzer-Garza key matchups

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 02:05:00 GMT

A look at what's happening all around the majors Thursday:



Jays' veteran Joe Smith has learned to cope with the deadline rumours: Griffin

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 00:50:49 GMT

With less than a week remaining until the major-league trade deadline without waivers, it is open season for general managers who are looking for big-name players to help them get over the hump and into October. But many times, it's the less-heralded, under-the-radar players — platoon hitters, relief



First pitch: Hunter Renfroe chasing Padres rookie homer record

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 00:47:00 GMT

Hunter Renfroe has come as advertised in his first full big league season. In fact, the right fielder's first season is on pace to become the most powerful ever for a Padres' rookie. With three homers in his last two games, the 25-year-old Renfroe is at 20 through 91 games, just two games behind



Rumor Central: Nationals interested in Yu Darvish?

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 00:45:05 GMT

ESPN.com The Washington Nationals are interested in Texas Rangers right-hander Yu Darvish but would prefer to trade for a controllable starter, reports MLB Network's Jon Morosi, citing sources. Darvish will be a free agent at the end of this season. Earlier this week, Morosi wrote that the Nats are



Six Offensive Players Red Sox Still Could Target Before Trade Deadline

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 00:31:37 GMT

The Boston Red Sox already have been active prior to the Major League Baseball trade deadline. But will that trend continue until the deadline Monday afternoon? The Sox acquired utilityman Eduardo Nunez from the San Francisco Giants. However, he hasn't been much of a power hitter during his career



Sale Away: Red Sox ace Ks 11 in 4-0 win over Mariners

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 00:31:18 GMT

When Chris Sale woke up Wednesday, he was unaware the Red Sox were on a four-game losing streak. "I actually fell asleep before the end of it. I woke up this morning and heard the news," Sale said of Boston's 13-inning loss the previous night. Sale was brilliant, pitching seven innings



Breaking down the eight teams on Jeff Samardzija's can-trade list

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 00:23:49 GMT

SAN FRANCISCO – After throwing seven strong innings in the Giants' 2-1 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Wednesday, Jeff Samardzija made it clear that he has no interest in being traded. The Giants are 40-63 this season, but he believes that the team has the core talent to turn it around in



Recap: BOS 4, SEA 0

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 00:30:20 GMT

7/26/17: Sale and Devers lead Red Sox to 4-0 win



Rangers give slumping Carlos Gomez day off to rest sore muscle

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 00:15:51 GMT

ARLINGTON -- Slumping Carlos Gomez was out of center  field for the second time in the last three games because of persistent soreness on the left side. Gomez moved to designated hitter on Monday. He was out of the lineup for this game, replaced in center by Drew Robinson, in the hopes that two consecutive



Royals at Tigers

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 00:05:54 GMT

Tigers' Alex Avila and Michael Fulmer, right, laugh in the dugout near the start of the game as the Detroit Tigers play the Kansas City Royals at Comerica Park in Detroit on July 26, 2017. Robin Buckson, Detroit News



Domingo Santana hits longest homer at Nats Park in Statcast history

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 23:56:34 GMT

Brewers outfielder Domingo Santana's 17th homer of the season set a record at Nationals Park.



MLB Wednesday scores, trade rumors, news, updates: Chris Sale in AL MVP mix

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 01:12:00 GMT

We are now only five days away from the 2017 non-waiver trade deadline. Remember, one game won't change a player's trade value. Anyway, here are this week's Power Rankings and here is our daily recap of the day in baseball. Wednesday's scores Tampa Bay Rays 5, Baltimore Orioles 1 (box



Fantasy Baseball Prospects Report: Luke Weaver, Brent Honeywell creating some buzz; Amed Rosario a week away?

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 23:50:49 GMT

The trade deadline gives sellers a chance to begin plotting for next season, and often that means introducing some of their top prospects to the scene. We're sure to see those instances over the next week. But the quickest path to the majors is still an untimely injury, and that's still exactly



Insider: How Tigers may have sabotaged Anibal Sanchez's trade value

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 23:45:54 GMT

In an alternate universe, Anibal Sanchez made his start on Wednesday night amid swirling trade rumors in a market where many teams are looking for back-end starting pitching help. But of all the Detroit Tigers that have been talked about this trade deadline season, there hasn't been any mention of



Baseball’s Biggest Teardown Could Provide New Blueprint

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 00:41:32 GMT

The Chicago White Sox have embarked on a scorched-earth rebuild that could set a new standard for how to repair a struggling franchise.



Didi Gregorius is ridiculous right now

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 23:40:16 GMT

Didi Gregorius says he is not a power hitter. There is a growing body of evidence to suggest the Yankees shortstop is mistaken. Gregorius swatted a two-run home run over the wall in right field in the seventh inning of Wednesday's 9-5 win over the Reds at the Stadium. It was the biggest blow in a



Astros' Dallas Keuchel set to rejoin rotation on Friday

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 23:34:31 GMT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- All-Star left-hander Dallas Keuchel is set to rejoin the Houston Astros' rotation on Friday at the Detroit Tigers.



Cubs designate LHP Brett Anderson for assignment

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 23:33:22 GMT

The Chicago Cubs have cut left-hander Brett Anderson. The 29-year-old Anderson had been sidelined by a lower back strain. He was activated from the 60-day disabled list before Wednesday night's game against the White Sox and then designated for assignment. Anderson signed a $3.5 million, one-year



Rangers can't let Darvish walk for nothing, not when they can acquire this Dodgers prospect

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 23:27:16 GMT

Newy Scruggs, sports anchor at NBC5 in Dallas-Fort Worth (KXAS-TV) and radio host weekly from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on NBC Sports Radio Sirius XM 213/202 and NBCSportsRadio.com, answered questions during a live chat Wednesday. Here are some of the highlights: Question: Is winning right now going to cause



Trend toward swinging at 3-0 puts pitchers on alert

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 23:00:52 GMT

Detroit — Alex Gordon, the No. 9 hitter in the Royals lineup batting a robust .203, swung at 3-0 pitches from Michael Fulmer Tuesday night — not once but twice in three at-bats. Gordon fouled one back in the first inning before singling on a 3-1 pitch and he ended the seventh by grounding out on a 3-



The stats back up the Yankees' youth movement

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 22:57:58 GMT

While the Yankees try to improve their 2017 playoff chances much has occurred to encourage them for the future, as well. How about this: They currently have the Rookie Triple Crown. In the way that FanGraphs computes Wins Above Replacement (WAR), the Yankees have the leader among rookie position players



Despite injury scare, Yoenis Cespedes starting for Mets Wednesday

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 22:57:26 GMT

SAN DIEGO -- Despite a scare with his leg Tuesday night, Yoenis Cespedes was back in the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Padres. Terry Collins had removed him from Tuesday night's game as a precaution after Cespedes complained of tightness in his quad in the seventh inning. Cespedes had



Sale Away: Red Sox ace Ks 11 in 4-0 win over Mariners

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 22:46:00 GMT

Chris Sale pitched seven innings of three-hit ball, top prospect Rafael Devers became the youngest Boston player to hit a home run in more than 50 years, and the Red Sox beat the Seattle Mariners 4-0 to salvage the final game of the series



Pirates determined to shake off tough-luck loss in series finale vs. Giants

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 23:36:50 GMT

SAN FRANCISCO — Perhaps the best thing that could be said from the Pirates' perspective about Wednesday's 2-1 loss to the Giants is that there was no overreaction in the visitors' clubhouse. The Pirates were disappointed at their fourth loss in five games but not exasperated. They have a



Dusty Baker defends keeping Anthony Rendon batting sixth

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 22:42:06 GMT

Dusty Baker was asked so many questions this week related to the mountain of Washington Nationals' injuries, he couldn't help but crack a joke. “You guys think I'm 'Dr. Baker,' but I'm not,” he said, telling reporters he makes decisions based on what the doctors and trainers tell



Darren O'Day again burned by the long ball in Orioles' loss

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 22:40:00 GMT

Right-hander Darren O'Day has always been a reliever who has been able to keep the ball in the yard, allowing less than a homer per nine innings over his 10-year big league career. So the fact that O'Day allowed his third homer in his past five outings in the seventh inning of the Orioles'



Where does Pudge rank on the all-time Rangers list?

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 22:37:00 GMT

1. Nolan Ryan (1989-93): There are few pitchers or players who made as big of a stamp on the game than Ryan. And his five-season swan song with the Rangers not only provided historical moments and milestones but gave the organization and North Texas a legitimate baseball identity. Although he's not



Belt drives in go-ahead run in Giants' 2-1 win over Pirates

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 01:23:52 GMT

Brandon Belt was happy the wind was blowing in. Belt's routine fly ball to left field dropped next to Starling Marte for a tiebreaking double in the seventh inning Wednesday, lifting the San Francisco Giants over the Pittsburgh Pirates 2-1. Pinch-hitter Miguel Gomez doubled against Tony Watson



Rays prospect tweets 'ready as I'll ever be' after he wasn't promoted

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 22:34:45 GMT

Rays top pitching prospect Brent Honeywell feels he's ready for the majors after the team passed on an opportunity to call him up.



White Sox OF Avisail Garcia sidelined by right thumb injury

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 22:21:19 GMT

CHICAGO (AP) — White Sox outfielder Avisail Garcia has a right thumb injury that will sideline the All-Star slugger for a couple weeks. Garcia complained of continued discomfort in his thumb after the White Sox lost 7-2 to the Cubs on Tuesday. He got an MRI on Wednesday that revealed a strained ligament



Dodgers prospect hits HR off outfielder's head

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 22:12:00 GMT

Dodgers prospect Alex Verdugo will never hit a better home run. Sure, he's the Dodgers' No. 2 ranked prospect and likely has a solid MLB career ahead of him. But his best home run has already happened. On Tuesday, Verdugo hit a home run off a dude's head. During the Oklahoma City Dodgers&



Twins' Stephen Gonsalves: Promotion on the horizon?

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 22:08:23 GMT

Gonsalves, 23, has a 2.78 ERA and 88:17 K:BB in 74.1 innings at Double-A Chattanooga. Gonsalves has little left to prove at this level. In 2016, he also pitched 74.1 innings at Double-A, posting a 1.82 ERA and 89:37 K:BB. His control has been even better in 2017. The argument could be made that he'



Eduardo Nuñez thanks Giants after trade: 'I will be forever grateful'

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 22:01:11 GMT

Eduardo Nuez's stint with the San Francisco Giants lasted just under a year. After the Giants acquired the infielder from the Twins on July 28, 2016, they shipped him off to Boston for two minor league pitchers on July 25, 2017.



Padres prospect Adrian Morejon promoted to Fort Wayne

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 22:00:00 GMT

One of the organization's top pitching prospects is on the move. Left-hander Adrian Morejon, still just 18, was promoted from short-season Tri-City to low Single-A Fort Wayne on Wednesday and will make his Midwest League debut Saturday at the TinCaps' Parkview Field. Signed to a franchise-record



Astros ace Dallas Keuchel to return from DL Friday vs. Tigers

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 21:56:19 GMT

Dallas Keuchel will make his long-awaited return to the Astros' rotation Friday against the Tigers, Houston manager A.J. Hinch told reporters Wednesday.  Keuchel has not pitched since tossing six shutout innings against the Rangers on June 2 due to a neck injury. He was 9-0 with a 1.67 ERA on the