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Last month Chicago White Sox reliever Danny Farquhar suffered a brain hemorrhage from a ruptured aneurysm, causing him to collapse while in the dugout during a Sox game. He underwent emergency surgery and spent over two weeks in the hospital recovering from the ordeal. While Farquhar will not pitch at
Author: NBC Sports
Posted: May 25, 2018, 2:07 pm
As the 2018 MLB Draft quickly approaches, it’s time to take an in-depth look at some of the top prospects in this year’s class. Rounding out the week is Carter Stewart, a right-handed pitcher from Eau Gallie (Fla.) High School who features one of the best breaking balls in the class and could
Author: Sporting News
Posted: May 25, 2018, 1:39 pm
Vladimir Guerrero Jr. recalls his exploits in that March 27 exhibition game as perhaps his best moment as a pro. Toronto Blue Jays fans see it as just the first of many thrills he’ll bring them. Guerrero Jr., born in Montreal while his father was burnishing his Hall of Fame credentials during eight
Author: USA Today
Posted: May 25, 2018, 1:05 pm
The notion that Padres divisional rivals other than the Dodgers will soften by 2020, when the Padres have said they’ll mount a playoff push, drew ambivalent replies this past spring training among big-league scouts and evaluators. Yeah, maybe so, they said. It’s just too far ahead to say, they
Author: chicagotribune
Posted: May 25, 2018, 1:05 pm
Find out what inspired a former major league pitcher to reinvent the protective cup. As St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Alex Reyes continues to dominate minor league hitters on his rehab assignment (four starts, 23 innings, 0 earned runs, 44 strikeouts), fantasy owners can only wait until he’s eligible
Author: USA Today
Posted: May 25, 2018, 1:04 pm
A look at what’s happening around the majors today: WELCOME BACK Star second baseman Dustin Pedroia is set to be activated by the Red Sox after missing Boston’s first 50 games while recovering from knee surgery. Manager Alex Cora says Pedroia will come off the disabled list for a weekend series
Author: Naples Herald
Posted: May 25, 2018, 1:00 pm
Here’s Evan Grant’s attempt at a weekly Rangers newsletter to keep you on top of all the news and catch you up on anything you may have missed. This remains a work in progress and we are eager to engage and tailor it to you, the readers. If there is a feature you’d like to see added or something
Author: SportsDay
Posted: May 25, 2018, 1:00 pm
Go away, ESPN. Leave the Cubs alone. I mean, what’d they ever do to you guys? Nobody needs you broadcasting the Cubs game against the Giants on Sunday night. Go to Cleveland. They’re having some matchup over there — Astros-Indians, two first-place teams, Gerrit Cole against Trevor Bauer, two
Author: chicagotribune
Posted: May 25, 2018, 1:00 pm
July 29 — Ryan Braun, OF, Milwaukee, 65 games (remainder of season), violations of drug agreement and collective bargaining agreement. 2012 (8) Nov. 27 — Carlos Ruiz, C, Philadelphia, 25 games, amphetamine. Nov. 7 — Yasmani Grandal, C, San Diego, 50 games, testosterone. Nov. 2 — Ryan Adams, SS, Baltimore
Author: chicagotribune
Posted: May 25, 2018, 12:35 pm
The Rockies’ outfield is, in a word, crowded. With Charlie Blackmon as the steady presence in center and Carlos Gonzalez, David Dahl, Noel Cuevas and Gerardo Parra platooning the corners, there’s realistically no room for another player in the rotation. But it’s always good to have options
Author: The Denver Post
Posted: May 25, 2018, 12:00 pm
It’s not often professional athletes respond to Random Joes on Twitter — much less those with just a dozen followers — but Iannetta makes a solid argument that I’ve seen backed up in the Colorado clubhouse on a daily basis throughout a trying 2018 offensive campaign to date. Simply put, Colorado
Author: The Denver Post
Posted: May 25, 2018, 12:00 pm
Ouch. That last one hurts, but if Connie Mack was right when he allegedly said pitching was 75% of baseball, the Yankee starters pale in comparison to the rotations of the Astros and Red Sox, either or both of whom they will have to get past in the postseason, depending on whether they are able to win
Author: NY Daily News
Posted: May 25, 2018, 12:00 pm
Bradford Doolittle ESPN Staff Writer Close Sports reporter, Kansas City Star, 2002-09 Writer, Baseball, Baseball Prospectus Co-author, Pro Basketball Prospectus Member, Baseball Writers Association of America Member, Professional Basketball Writers Association Follow on Twitter It’s a cliche to say
Author: ESPN.com
Posted: May 25, 2018, 11:17 am
Nimmo went 4-for-4 with a double, a triple and two runs to help the Mets to a 5-0 victory over the Brewers on Thursday. A day after he stroked his third home run of the season, Nimmo continued his hot hitting with this four-hit effort that brought his average up from .259 to .294 over 85 at-bats. Perhaps
Author: CBS Sports
Posted: May 25, 2018, 11:02 am
A darkened Santo Domingo parking lot isn’t the safest place in the Dominican Republic to meet sources for stories. The year was 2005, when Major League Baseball’s fledgling PED testing program in the majors and minors was showing signs of a serious Dominican problem. A weeklong quest for answers
Author: The Seattle Times
Posted: May 25, 2018, 11:00 am
Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer Jesse joined ESPN Chicago in September 2009 and covers the Chicago Cubs for ESPNChicago.com and ESPN Radio 1000. Follow on Twitter CHICAGO — The Chicago Cubs are seemingly stuck in mud, hovering a few games over .500 (25-21) as we head toward Memorial Day. That usually
Author: ESPN.com
Posted: May 25, 2018, 11:00 am
Merrifield went 2-for-4 with a double, a run and two RBI in Kanas City’s 8-2 victory over the Rangers on Thursday. Merrifield had gone hitless in his last 11 at-bats coming into the game but he snapped out of it with this multi-hit, two RBI performance. He got off to a bit of a slow start to the
Author: CBS Sports
Posted: May 25, 2018, 10:27 am
PITTSBURGH • Cardinals shortstop Paul DeJong showed up in the clubhouse for the first time on Wednesday after suffering a left hand fracture on May 17. Although no one from the club had offered an estimate as to how long he would be out, DeJong said he had heard “four to eight” weeks. When DeJong was
Author: stltoday.com
Posted: May 25, 2018, 10:15 am
Blake Snell continued his dominance of the Boston Red Sox with eight strikeouts over six scoreless innings as the Tampa Bay Rays avoided a three-game sweep with a 6-3 win on Thursday in St. Petersburg, Fla. Snell (6-3) has allowed two runs with 19 strikeouts in three starts against Boston this season
Author: Reuters
Posted: May 25, 2018, 9:27 am
Moreland went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in Boston’s 6-3 loss to the Rays on Thursday. Moreland continued his hot hitting, as the long ball in this contest leaves his slash line at a ridiculous .311/.390/.612. He only has 103 at-bats, so the lack of everyday playing time has limited the fantasy
Author: CBS Sports
Posted: May 25, 2018, 8:56 am
Clevinger (3-2) allowed five earned runs on seven hits and three walks while striking out four across 5.1 innings to take the loss Thursday against the Astros. Clevinger was able to scatter five hits and two walks through his first four innings of work without allowing a run, but surrendered a three-run
Author: CBS Sports
Posted: May 25, 2018, 8:38 am
Thursday brought us one of the lighter schedules we’ll see, with only 16 of the 30 MLB teams in action. Still, a touch more than half the teams playing is better than nothing, so let’s round it up.  Thursday’s scores Reds 5, Pirates 4 (box score) Angels 8, Blue Jays 1 (box score) Orioles
Author: CBS Sports
Posted: May 25, 2018, 7:19 am
The A’s had Moneyball. The 76ers had The Process. And now the Rays have … well we don’t have a name for it yet (somebody get on that). But whatever this unnamed thing is, it’s weird … and I like it. But not everyone is enjoying the Rays’ grand experiment. Zack Cozart, for one, thinks
Author: Rotoworld.com
Posted: May 25, 2018, 7:00 am
Massachusetts native Sean Newcomb was in line to make a homecoming start for the Atlanta Braves at Fenway Park on Friday night. Instead, he will wait until Saturday as manager Brian Snitker has moved Julio Teheran into the Friday start against the Boston Red Sox and he did it for good reason. Newcomb
Author: STATS/TSX
Posted: May 25, 2018, 6:12 am
Caption Close Our great game is trying to resist, but it is being pulled into an era run by information overload and an all-or-nothing attitude. Baseball has survived significant changes over the years. The Dead Ball era led to a more lively ball and more hitting. Following Bob Gibson’s historic
Author: Plainview Daily Herald
Posted: May 25, 2018, 6:01 am
Mike Trout and Alex Bregman both powered their teams to victory while Salvador Perez did everything for the Royals
Author: MLB.com
Posted: May 25, 2018, 5:50 am
CARDS VS. PIRATES AT PNC PARK Scouting Report PITCHING MATCHUPS
Author: stltoday.com
Posted: May 25, 2018, 5:45 am
“The coaches and I had a meeting about just that today again to try and figure out some ways, I think in the past here it’s kind of been wait around and the streaks will come,” the first-year manager said Thursday afternoon. “We talked about that being a challenge to everybody in the
Author: NY Daily News
Posted: May 25, 2018, 5:09 am
Since the start of the 2015 season, the Chicago Cubs are 12-2 in 14 home games against the San Francisco Giants. The Cubs will try to keep this trend going in a three-game series against the Giants that starts this Friday afternoon. Chicago is a -205 MLB betting favorite in the series opener at sportsbooks
Author: SB Nation
Posted: May 25, 2018, 5:00 am
While the Detroit Tigers came out of the gate hot and gave fans a reason to be excited early on this season, most fans have still kept one eye on the farm system. The Tigers’ affiliates have fared better in 2018 than in recent years, led by the Triple-A Toledo Mud Hens, who lead the International
Author: Bless You Boys
Posted: May 25, 2018, 5:00 am
The Dodgers are where they are because they started 16-26, and then started winning. Six out of their last seven, to be precise. The awful start is over, done with, and in the record books for time and memoriam. But if you have a plan to change history, I’m all ears. Today’s Dodgers stand 3 1
Author: Forbes
Posted: May 25, 2018, 5:00 am
After yet another terrible loss yesterday afternoon, the Blue Jays find themselves at the exact same record as they were after 50 games last season. The Blue Jays look to right their sinking ship as they head to Philadelphia for a weekend series, with the first pitch tonight at 7:05 ET. Blue Jays’
Author: Bluebird Banter
Posted: May 25, 2018, 5:00 am
In today’s current balance of baseball, being a small market team like the Kansas City Royals is hard. Being a small market that doesn’t draft well, like the Royals, is an even tougher hill to climb. You’ve heard the names heard the names drafted and the names not drafted a thousand times
Author: Royals Review
Posted: May 25, 2018, 5:00 am
Wouldn’t it be great to find that the Angels picked the Toronto series to snap out of their offensive funk as they now have to head into Yankee Stadium for the weekend? That 8 run outburst yesterday had a little bit of everything. Mike Trout and Albert Pujols hit home runs. Trout and Ian Kinsler
Author: Halos Heaven
Posted: May 25, 2018, 5:00 am
The Braves top third base prospect posted 4 more hits in a doubleheader on Wednesday and walked twice last night as he continues to light the minors on fire. Should Riley keep this hot start up the Braves could have an interesting decision to make very soon at third base. Winkler’s career may have
Author: Talking Chop
Posted: May 25, 2018, 5:00 am
So nice, let’s see it twice With no game played by the Fish on Thursday, some were living in the past. Cameron Maybin had additional reason to revel in bygone days of yore. The team, not wanting to be left off the trip down memory lane, is set to celebrate its 25th Anniversary in a couple of weeks
Author: Fish Stripes
Posted: May 25, 2018, 5:00 am
Welcome to Mound Visits, your weekly recap of the best things you might have missed in baseball every week. This week brings us the best bobblehead ever, former Yankees sniping at each other through the media, and STILL NO VLAD in the majors. James “Eagle” Paxtonhas abobblehead James Paxton (AKA Big
Author: SB Nation
Posted: May 25, 2018, 5:00 am
On Wednesday, I mentioned the catcher roster shuffling that took place the same day Willy Adames was promoted to the majors. Thursday, Chris Betts, the Rays’ 2015 second-round pick, hit his first professional home run. Because of injuries, it was just his 45th career game. Triple-A Durham Bulls (
Author: DRaysBay
Posted: May 25, 2018, 5:00 am
Triple-A/Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders: W 3-1 at Pawtucket Red Sox SS Tyler Wade 2-5, 1 2B, 1 R CF Clint Frazier 0-3, 1 RBI, 2 BB, 2 K 1B Greg Bird 1-5, 1 RBI, 3 K 3B Brandon Drury 1-4, 2 K DH Adam Lind 0-4, 2 K LF Ryan McBroom 0-4, 1 K C Erik Kratz 1-3, 1 2B, 1 R, 1 BB, 1 K 2B Billy Fleming 2-4,
Author: Pinstripe Alley
Posted: May 25, 2018, 5:00 am
The question on many Rockies fans’ minds is whether or not the offense can stand a chance. Yes, the team is currently first in the division (yay!), but the team’s hitting has been abysmal. Of the Rockies top three hitters, DJ LeMahieu is out with an injury, and Charlie Blackmon and Nolan Arenado
Author: Purple Row
Posted: May 25, 2018, 5:00 am
Following a disappointing series against the Marlins at home, the Mets needed a win to turn things around, and that’s just what they got. The Mets defeated the first-place Brewers 5-0 to open up the four-game set at Miller Park. Steven Matz had his best start of the season as he threw six scoreless
Author: Amazin’ Avenue
Posted: May 25, 2018, 5:00 am
New York Post | Greg Joyce – The Robinson Cano story will never end. Last week, Mark Teixeira drew everyone’s attention when he remarked that the second baseman’s suspension didn’t surprise him. Now, CC Sabathia responded. “I don’t want to get into what Tex said, but I’ll just put
Author: Pinstripe Alley
Posted: May 25, 2018, 5:00 am
Iowa Cubs The Iowa Cubs were too slow for the Round Rock Express (Rangers), 5-4. Rough start for Adbert Alzolay, who took the loss after allowing five runs on nine hits over five innings. Alzolay walked three and struck out three. First baseman Efren Navarro was 2 for 3 with a sac fly. He had two total
Author: Bleed Cubbie Blue
Posted: May 25, 2018, 5:00 am
Good morning, Camden Chatters. The four-game series between the Orioles and White Sox was resolved in a manner most befitting the two worst teams in baseball: with each team losing multiple games. They split the series, 2-2, which for the Orioles was their first non-losing series since taking three of
Author: Camden Chat
Posted: May 25, 2018, 5:00 am
Austin Riley, 3B: 0-for-3, 2BB, R, .303/.365/.470 Dustin Peterson, LF: 1-for-4, .287/.343/.468 Xavier Avery, RF: 2-for-3, 2R, HR, BB, .278/.350/.444 Michael Mader, SP: 6.0IP 3H 1ER 0BB 3K The Gwinnett staff was on point last night with three pitchers yielding a combined four hits while striking out eight
Author: Talking Chop
Posted: May 25, 2018, 5:00 am
To get you caught up on the action from yesterday, here are the top highlights from around Major League Baseball. First, we have one Mike Trout. He has basically been the best player on planet Earth for the last few years and he is continuing to do his thing this year. Trout had been mired in a bit of
Author: MLB Daily Dish
Posted: May 25, 2018, 5:00 am
In our last unlamented feature, we looked at Hack Wilson, Woodrow Wilson, and other people having as much fun as is legal, and maybe a little beyond that. Today we salute the Sultan of Swat, Say Hey! to Willie Mays, feature a quartet of Cubs pitchers, and remember when Casey Stengel gave a whole crowd
Author: Bleed Cubbie Blue
Posted: May 25, 2018, 5:00 am
It was a tough night offensively for the four teams as they scored a combined seven runs. Player of the day Breyvic Valera drove in three of those seven runs with one swing. The 26-year-old infielder smacked a three-run homer in the eighth inning, his sixth home run of the season. Triple-A Oklahoma City
Author: True Blue LA
Posted: May 25, 2018, 5:00 am
The scourge of baseball is back again in Philadelphia. I’m not talking about the designated hitter (although that is a close second) as the thing that is attempting to ruin our precious game. I’m talking about the hare-brained idea that Allan Selig came up with many years ago, the dreaded interleague
Author: The Good Phight
Posted: May 25, 2018, 5:00 am
For those of you who follow me super closely, you’ll know that I’ve been tracking the Cubs record when they score four or more runs (18-5) and when they don’t (7-16). I picked up on four as a key number of runs early in this Cubs season. So I’ve been tracking it. The simple observation
Author: Bleed Cubbie Blue
Posted: May 25, 2018, 5:00 am
A study by MLB shot down a theory that the core of the balls was any bouncier, but it did find they were aerodynamically different in a confounding way.
Author: Yahoo Sports
Posted: May 24, 2018, 6:00 pm