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A few innings after his first major league home run, Harold Ramirez nearly made a big mistake in the field. A replay review offered the Miami outfielder a reprieve. Ramirez initially appeared to drop a fly ball in the bottom of the ninth, but the call was overturned after a review, and although Detroit
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: May 22, 2019, 3:56 am
Pete Alonso hit his 16th homer to set the Mets’ first-half rookie homer record in a 6-5 win over the Nationals on Tuesday.
Author: Yahoo Sports
Posted: May 22, 2019, 3:55 am
What if I told you that Juan Nicasio pitched the ninth inning for the Phillies? You’d probably assume that the game was a blowout, and Nicasio was simply getting in a garbage-time inning. What if I told you that Nicasio was brought into the game with the Phillies trying to protect a one-run lead?
Author: The Good Phight
Posted: May 22, 2019, 3:55 am
Carter Stewart was picked eighth overall by the Atlanta Braves last year. Now, he’s going to Nippon Professional Baseball for very good reasons.
Author: Yahoo Sports
Posted: May 22, 2019, 3:52 am
Mark Canha belted a two-run homer among his two hits in place of injured slugger Khris Davis, lifting the visiting Oakland Athletics to a 5-3 victory over the Cleveland Indians on Tuesday. Jurickson Profar led off the eighth inning with his second homer in as many games, and Matt Chapman ripped an RBI
Author: Reuters
Posted: May 22, 2019, 3:51 am
With Christian Yelich on the bench, Milwaukee couldn’t even get a runner past second base. Sonny Gray and three Cincinnati relievers held down the Brewers, who were missing Yelich because of back spasms, in the Reds’ 3-0 victory Tuesday night. It was the major league-leading seventh shutout for
Author: ABC News
Posted: May 22, 2019, 3:42 am
TORONTO — Rowdy Tellez hit two homers and drove in five runs as the Toronto Blue Jays defeated the Boston Red Sox 10-3 on Tuesday night at Rogers Centre. Vladimir Guerrero Jr., and Freddy Galvis scored two runs apiece and Randal Grichuk hit a solo homer for the Blue Jays, who gave starter Marcus Stroman
Author: BayToday.ca
Posted: May 22, 2019, 3:30 am
The Boston Red Sox and New York Yankees are taking their rivalry abroad in June when the clubs travel to London for a two-game set. According to CBS Sports, Boston and New York will play against each other on artificial turf for the first time in over 2,200 games. The reasoning behind it is because Major
Author: New England Sports Network
Posted: May 22, 2019, 3:30 am
Clint Frazier homered twice and drove in five runs, and Gary Sanchez hit a three-run homer for the second straight night as the visiting New York Yankees defeated the Baltimore Orioles 11-4 on Tuesday night. Frazier hit a two-run homer and a three-run shot. Sanchez belted his three-run homer in the
Author: Reuters
Posted: May 22, 2019, 3:27 am
ST. LOUIS (AP) – The opener of the I-70 series between the St. Louis Cardinals and the Kansas City Royals was postponed because of a forecast for severe weather and rescheduled as part of a day-night doubleheader on Wednesday. The National Weather Service said there was a “threat for severe thunderstorms
Author: WPSD Local 6 Paducah
Posted: May 22, 2019, 3:26 am
The New York Yankees have climbed into first place in the AL East in spite of a myriad of injuries and partially because the front end of their schedule is loaded with games against the Baltimore Orioles. Clint Frazier homered twice and had a career-high five RBIs, Gary Sanchez contributed a three-run
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: May 22, 2019, 3:22 am
ARLINGTON, Texas – A fly ball that seemed to be a game-tying three-run homer instead turned into a run-scoring single by a matter of inches. Their best reliever gave up a line drive two-run homer that was hit so hard and so low that it didn’t seem like it could possibly clear the wall in right field
Author: The Seattle Times
Posted: May 22, 2019, 3:21 am
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Clayton Kershaw took a shutout into the seventh inning in his first start at Tropicana Field and the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Tampa Bay Rays 7-3 on Tuesday night. The three-time NL Cy Young Award winner (4-0) wound up allowing two runs, six hits, one walk and had eight strikeouts
Author: Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune
Posted: May 22, 2019, 3:15 am
Over the years, Marcus Stroman has established himself as a fiery player. For some, that’s a good thing; for purists, it’s a problem. Folks were again left to decide how they feel about how Stroman carries himself Tuesday night in the Boston Red Sox’s 10-3 loss to the Toronto Blue Jays at
Author: New England Sports Network
Posted: May 22, 2019, 3:14 am
TORONTO — Rowdy Tellez had two homers and five RBIs and Randal Grichuk also homered and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Boston Red Sox 10-3 on Tuesday night. Tellez got the Blue Jays on the board in the fourth inning with his seventh home run of the season, a two-run shot off the third-deck façade above
Author: Daily Hampshire Gazette
Posted: May 22, 2019, 3:13 am
BALTIMORE — Aaron Judge didn’t swing a bat against a pitcher. Nor did he run the bases. Or make throws from right field to third base and home plate. Yet, Judge’s rehab program was on full display Tuesday at Camden Yards, where he took dry swings in the bullpen, played catch with outfield coach
Author: New York Post
Posted: May 22, 2019, 3:12 am
German Márquez could sense his delivery speeding up. So the Colorado Rockies pitcher made a concerted effort to slow things down, putting a halt to his team’s four-game losing streak in the process. The 24-year-old struck out seven over eight dominant innings in a 5-0 victory over the Pittsburgh
Author: ABC News
Posted: May 22, 2019, 3:08 am
Matt Barnes has been crucial to the Red Sox’s success this season, serving as one of Boston’s best relief pitchers out of the bullpen. The Sox are 14-4 during Barnes’ appearances and totes a 1.42 ERA. He has just three saves on the season, but he’s given his team a chance to win every
Author: New England Sports Network
Posted: May 22, 2019, 2:49 am
Associated Press DETROIT — Ron Gardenhire has been ejected from the Detroit Tigers’ game against the Miami Marlins on Tuesday night after the Tigers’ manager came out to argue following a replay reversal in the bottom of the ninth inning. With men on first and third and one out, Detroit’
Author: ESPN.com
Posted: May 22, 2019, 2:48 am
SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Arizona Diamondbacks have placed infielder Wilmer Flores on the 10-day injured list with a bruised right foot, retroactive to Monday, and recalled Ildemaro Vargas from the Triple-A Reno.
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: May 22, 2019, 2:45 am
Oddly, Monday’s miscommunication between manager Gabe Kapler and reliever Pat Neshek didn’t mark the first time Neshek had a miscommunication with a Phillies manager.
Author: NBC Sports
Posted: May 22, 2019, 2:45 am
SAN DIEGO — Diamondbacks manager Torey Lovullo was still not prepared to name a starting pitcher for the vacant spot left by right-hander Zack Godley, but minor-leaguers Taylor Clarke and Jon Duplantier remain the most intriguing options for the Diamondbacks. Although Lovullo did not name a starter on
Author: The Arizona Republic
Posted: May 22, 2019, 2:27 am
TORONTO — It really didn’t seem a whole lot of emphasis was being put on Tuesday night’s game in and around Rogers Centre. Most of the talk pregame was almost exclusively regarding the Victoria Day controversy, leading Jays general manager Ross Atkins to devote virtually an entire press conference
Author: WEEI
Posted: May 22, 2019, 2:25 am
ARLINGTON – Joey Gallo now has two full weeks’ worth of work as an everyday center fielder. Time to ask the inevitable question: Could this be a long-term deal, like past 2019? After all, it might be time to move on to something else other than questions about his offense. In Tuesday’s 5-2 win
Author: SportsDay
Posted: May 22, 2019, 2:16 am
While Pedroia seems optimistic regarding the health of his knee since returning to his minor-league rehab stint he continues to be presented with another reality: he has to start playing like his old self in order to make this whole thing work. Working his way back to the majors, Pedroia has discovered
Author: WEEI
Posted: May 22, 2019, 1:51 am
The Los Angeles Angels received equal bits of good and bad news Tuesday. The shortstop was placed on the 10-day injured list after he hurt his left ankle during Monday’s loss to the Minnesota Twins. Simmons sustained a grade 3 ankle sprain when he tried to beat out an infield hit during the eighth
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: May 22, 2019, 1:43 am
The good news is that we get to see Stephen Vogt in left field today. Not Tyler Austin (who might have to undergo Tommy John surgery if he makes a throw from the outfield again), not Mac Williamson (who, so far, has had a worse season than Yangervis Solarte), and not Brandon Belt. Let’s just get
Author: McCovey Chronicles
Posted: May 22, 2019, 1:24 am
It’s hard to argue with first place. One-fifth of the way through the season, the Clippers returned to Huntington Park for their first game in nine days perched atop the International League West standings with a resiliency that manager Tony Mansolino has appreciated. “I think the good thing is we
Author: The Columbus Dispatch
Posted: May 22, 2019, 1:12 am
Clemens hits walk-off homer, Lakeland beats Palm Beach 3-1 LAKELAND, Fla. (AP) — Kody Clemens hit a walk-off two-run homer, as the Lakeland Flying Tigers beat the Palm Beach Cardinals 3-1 on Tuesday. The Cardinals tied the game 1-1 in the top of the seventh when Rayder Ascanio hit an RBI single, driving
Author: Miami Herald
Posted: May 22, 2019, 1:06 am
The 28-year-old Inciarte is still experiencing back tightness as he rehabs in Atlanta, manager Brian Snitker said. He was adamant the team wouldn’t rush Inciarte’s recovery process.  “(His back is) stiff,” Snitker said. “He’s getting worked on and rehabbing every day with the guys back in
Author: Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted: May 22, 2019, 12:56 am
For sure, the Mets should regard Yoenis Cespedes as a cautionary tale. You’re worried the latest Cespedes bombshell — the multiple fractures in his right ankle, purportedly suffered at his Port St. Lucie, Fla. ranch, announced Monday by general manager Brodie Van Wagenen — will make the Mets’
Author: New York Post
Posted: May 22, 2019, 12:53 am
Michael Chavis hasn’t been in Major League Baseball very long, but he’s certainly making a big impression. The Boston Red Sox infielder has been on a tear since being called up from Triple-A Pawtucket in April. Chavis doubled in his first at-bat, now he’s making tape measurer home runs a
Author: New England Sports Network
Posted: May 22, 2019, 12:49 am
Wilson leads St. Lucie to 3-0 win over Dunedin PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. (AP) — Tommy Wilson allowed just one hit over seven innings, leading the St. Lucie Mets over the Dunedin Blue Jays in a 3-0 win on Tuesday. Wilson (4-2) struck out five and walked one to pick up the win. In the bottom of the second,
Author: Miami Herald
Posted: May 22, 2019, 12:41 am
“Let’s move to Atlanta,” he told his wife. The 33-year-old righty was the latest mercenary to join the Braves bullpen. A veteran of seven major-league clubs, Swarzak returns to the National League East where he spent last season with the Mets. Swarzak has had an up-and-down year, though the Braves
Author: Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted: May 22, 2019, 12:39 am
The lefty, considered quite an enigma even dating back to his days as an Angels prospect, has rediscovered himself in the bullpen. That isn’t to say Newcomb should or will be a reliever long-term, but the Braves won’t interrupt what’s working. Newcomb hasn’t allowed a run in seven relief
Author: Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted: May 22, 2019, 12:25 am
A look at what’s happening around the majors Wednesday: CURTAIN UP! LIGHT THE LIGHTS! Max Scherzer, the 2016 and ’17 NL Cy Young Award winner, starts for Washington and Jacob deGrom, the 2018 NL Cy Young winner, starts for the New York Mets in a rematch of opening-day starters. The Mets won the
Author: ABC News
Posted: May 22, 2019, 12:12 am
ARLINGTON – Rangers shortstop Elvis Andrus (strained hamstring) began a rehab assignment with Double-A Frisco Tuesday designed to get him ready for activation from the injured list on Saturday, the first day he is eligible. Andrus went hitless in three at-bats as the DH. He is expected to be the DH again
Author: SportsDay
Posted: May 21, 2019, 11:49 pm
While Aaron Boone was being asked about integrating his stars back from the injured list and into a team that has thrived without them, Giancarlo Stanton was being quietly removed from the lineup of a minor league rehab game he was scheduled to play in. Stanton was expected to be the designated hitter
Author: New York Daily News
Posted: May 21, 2019, 11:47 pm
From the broadcast booth, Joe Girardi has watched the sparks in Flushing turn into a dumpster fire. Though many wonder whether he will soon have a better view. One day after the Mets issued manager Mickey Callaway the slightest vote of confidence — “for the foreseeable future” — the former Yankees skipper
Author: New York Post
Posted: May 21, 2019, 11:40 pm
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Julio Urias returned to the active roster Tuesday, joining the Dodgers in Tampa Bay and expressing eagerness to get back to playing baseball but otherwise saying little about the incident that landed him on administrative leave. “I’m cooperating with Major League Baseball.
Author: Orange County Register
Posted: May 21, 2019, 11:36 pm
Aledmys Diaz, who returned to the lineup Tuesday after a three-game absence, said he initially feared he might have to go on the injured list after tweaking his left hamstring in Boston last week. “When I felt it the first time, I figured maybe I would go on the IL, and the next day I was feeling
Author: Houston Chronicle
Posted: May 21, 2019, 11:34 pm
The petty is strong with this Adam Eaton-Todd Frazier beef, as Frazier tells Eaton to pay off his mortgage and Eaton says he’s more humble than Frazier.
Author: Yahoo Sports
Posted: May 21, 2019, 11:22 pm
MILWAUKEE – Right fielder Yasiel Puig was not in the Reds lineup Tuesday after hurting his right shoulder making a catch on Sunday.  “I don’t know,” he said. “I hope I can play Wednesday or the first game in Chicago (on Friday). I’m going to throw (Tuesday) and see how it feels.” Puig reached
Author: Cincinnati.com
Posted: May 21, 2019, 10:58 pm
The Cardinals have 11 of their next 14 games at home, beginning with Wednesday’s day-night doubleheader with Kansas City, created by Tuesday’s game being canceled because of foreboding weather. Since they are 14-9 at home and 10-14 on the road, that should augur well, in addition to the fact
Author: St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Posted: May 21, 2019, 10:50 pm
A lot of fingers are being pointed at Mets’ skipper Mickey Callaway, but GM Brodie Van Wagenen might be the one to really blame for all this mess.
Author: Yahoo Sports
Posted: May 20, 2019, 11:37 pm
Caption Close BOSTON — Astros 2018 first-round draft pick Seth Beer was promoted to Class AA Corpus Christi on Thursday, continuing his swift ascent of the organization’s minor league system. Since playing his first minor league game on June 15, 2018, Beer has received three promotions, culminating
Author: Houston Chronicle
Posted: May 18, 2019, 3:03 pm
Caption Close When/where: Friday at 6:10 p.m., Saturday at 6:15 p.m., Sunday at 12:05 p.m.; Fenway Park. TV/radio: ATTSW Friday and Sunday, Fox on Saturday; 790 AM, 740 AM, 850 AM (Spanish), 101.7 FM (Spanish). Pitchers: Friday, RHP Gerrit Cole (4-4, 3.88) vs. RHP Rick Porcello (3-3, 5.15); Saturday,
Author: Houston Chronicle
Posted: May 17, 2019, 5:18 pm

Rangers reliever Shawn Kelley earned his third save of the season Tuesday night, hours after learning that two lumps removed from his throat last week were benign.
Posted: May 22, 2019, 4:54 am
Carter Stewart is in agreement with a Japanese team on a deal that could set a new precedent for young prospects looking to make more money early in their careers.
Posted: May 22, 2019, 4:03 am
Tigers manager Ron Gardenhire was ejected in the ninth inning of Tuesday’s game against the Marlins after he argued a call that was overturned following a replay review.
Posted: May 22, 2019, 3:35 am
Baltimore is on pace to give up 338 homers this year, which would shatter the current record of 258.
Posted: May 22, 2019, 2:33 am
Despite coming off the bench with an injured heel, Baez was still able to hit the walk-off single to beat the Phillies 3-2.
Posted: May 22, 2019, 1:13 am
Remember the preseason formula that put Chicago at the bottom of the NL Central? Two months into the season, it looks like the Cubs are having the last laugh.
Posted: May 21, 2019, 11:42 pm
When the Red Sox play the Yankees next month at Olympic Stadium in London, it will mark the first time in their rivalry that the game will be played on artificial turf.
Posted: May 21, 2019, 1:35 pm
The Mets keep doing Mets things, with another season in danger of going down the drain. As always, the problems start at the very top.
Posted: May 21, 2019, 7:18 am
After relying on its lesser-known fill-ins the past few weeks, New York’s latest comeback win was fueled by some familiar faces — with more on the way.
Posted: May 21, 2019, 7:11 am
The former Cub has more than doubled his career home run total in just seven weeks with the Halos. Where’s this surprising spike coming from?
Posted: May 19, 2019, 4:20 am
The Dodgers and Astros have been running neck-and-neck, but they’re being threatened by rivals with staying power.
Posted: May 17, 2019, 1:29 pm

May 21: Twins chief baseball officer Derek Falvey tells reporters that Reed has been informed of his placement on release waivers (Twitter link via the Minneapolis Star Tribune’s Phil Miller). He’ll be a free agent once he clears in 48 hours. At that point, he can sign with any club for the prorated league minimum.…
Author: Steve Adams
Posted: May 22, 2019, 2:08 am
9:03pm: Davis himself now tells reporters that he’s also dealing with what could be an oblique issue (Twitter link via The Athletic’s Julian McWilliams). He’ll undergo an MRI tomorrow morning to determine the extent of his injury. 8:49pm: The Athletics will place designated hitter Khris Davis on the 10-day injured list, manager Bob Melvin told…
Author: Steve Adams
Posted: May 22, 2019, 2:03 am
8:25pm: Stewart will sign a six-year contract worth more than $7MM, ESPN’s Jeff Passan reports (via Twitter). He’ll start off in the minor leagues over in Japan. One can only wonder if Stewart’s decision will ultimately inspire other domestic amateurs to pursue similar opportunities overseas. By securing a $7MM+ guarantee, he’ll almost certainly eclipse what…
Author: Jeff Todd
Posted: May 22, 2019, 1:25 am
The Astros announced today that right-hander Collin McHugh is headed to the 10-day injured list due to discomfort in his right elbow. It’s an ominous-sounding injury but the cause for concern doesn’t appear to be great; McHugh told reporters after the move that an MRI has already been performed and did not reveal any structural…
Author: Steve Adams
Posted: May 22, 2019, 1:09 am
6:57pm: Simmons, moving around the clubhouse on crutches, didn’t have a timeline for his return when asked by reporters, J.P. Hoornstra of the Southern California News Group tweets. MLB.com’s Rhett Bollinger tweets that the typical recovery timeline would range from eight to 12 weeks, but the Angels won’t know for certain until tomorrow. 4:42pm: The…
Author: Steve Adams
Posted: May 21, 2019, 11:57 pm
The Rays announced Tuesday that right-hander Aaron Slegers cleared waivers after being designated for assignment and has been assigned outright to Triple-A Durham. He’ll remain with the organization but won’t occupy a spot on the club’s 40-man roster. Slegers, 26, went from the Twins to the Pirates to the Rays in the offseason via a…
Author: Steve Adams
Posted: May 21, 2019, 11:46 pm
The Mariners announced Tuesday that they’ve designated right-hander Ryan Garton for assignment. His spot on the 40-man roster will go to right-hander Anthony Bass, whose previously reported Major League deal with the team has now been formally announced. Garton, 29, joined the club just last week and has appeared in only two games since that…
Author: Steve Adams
Posted: May 21, 2019, 8:37 pm
Rockies lefty Tyler Anderson is scheduled to undergo surgery on his left knee, manager Bud Black tells reporters including MLB.com’s Thomas Harding (Twitter link). The outlook — including whether or not he’ll have a shot at making it back to the mound this season — will depend upon the precise work that ends up being…
Author: Jeff Todd
Posted: May 21, 2019, 7:51 pm
Click here to read a transcript of Tuesday’s chat with MLBTR’s Steve Adams.
Author: Steve Adams
Posted: May 21, 2019, 7:27 pm
The Mariners announced a lengthy list of roster moves today. Infielders Dee Gordon (right wrist contusion) and Ryon Healy (lower back inflammation) were placed on the 10-day injured list, while righty Parker Markel was optioned out. Those departures cleared the way for a trio of additions. As already reported, lefty Tommy Milone was added to the 40-man…
Author: Jeff Todd
Posted: May 21, 2019, 6:54 pm
The Nationals announced today that righty Jeremy Hellickson has been placed on the 10-day injured list with a shoulder strain. His active roster spot will go to the recently claimed Javy Guerra. It’s not entirely surprising to see some kind of move on Hellickson, who has endured a miserable start to the season. The 32-year-old…
Author: Jeff Todd
Posted: May 21, 2019, 6:48 pm
The Nationals have agreed to a minor-league deal with right-hander Kevin McGowan, according to Jesse Dougherty of the Washington Post (via Twitter). He’ll be assigned to Triple-A Fresno. McGowan, 27, made eight MLB appearances with the Mets in 2017 but hasn’t been back since. He stumbled to a 4.68 ERA in 82 2/3 innings in…
Author: Jeff Todd
Posted: May 21, 2019, 6:28 pm
The Yankees announced today that they have selected the contract of righty David Hale. To create roster space, the club optioned Nestor Cortes Jr. and shifted Miguel Andujar to the 60-day injured list. Hale appeared briefly in the majors last year, including a few outings with the Yankees, who actually designated the right-hander for assignment…
Author: Jeff Todd
Posted: May 21, 2019, 6:15 pm
TODAY: Urias has indeed been officially reinstated by Major League Baseball. Outfielder Kyle Garlick was optioned to create roster space. As Passan noted yesterday, the Dodgers are not permitted to take punitive action against Urias. The league’s announcement makes clear that “the investigation into a matter covered by the Joint Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault and Child Abuse Policy…
Author: Jeff Todd
Posted: May 21, 2019, 6:00 pm
Top Angels prospect Jo Adell has hired the Boras Corporatino to represent him, according to Jon Heyman of MLB Network (via Twitter). As always, you can find the latest agency information in MLBTR’s Agency Database. Adell was chosen tenth overall in the 2017 draft. When he inked a deal that came with a $4,376,800 bonus,…
Author: Jeff Todd
Posted: May 21, 2019, 5:23 pm