The Mets announced a few minutes ago that they have traded Wilmer Font to Toronto for cash considerations. Font was acquired by the Mets from Tampa Bay for a player to be named later back in May. That player to be named later was later named: Neraldo Catalina.
Posted: July 18, 2019, 12:24 am
Chicago White Sox outfielder Eloy Jimenez, who leads American League rookies with 17 home runs, was placed on the 10-day injured list Wednesday because of a right ulnar nerve contusion. Jimenez, 23, suffered the injury in an outfield collision in the first inning of Tuesday night’s 11-0 loss at the Kansas City Royals. He is batting .
Posted: July 17, 2019, 8:23 pm
The Boston Red Sox were able to add depth to their rotation with the acquisition of starting pitcher Andrew Cashner, but before completing a trade with the Baltimore Orioles over the weekend, at least one National League team was interested in his services. The Athletic’s Ken Rosenthal reported Wednesday the Philadelphia Phillies were interested in Cashner, but ultimately decided to pass with the non-waiver trade deadline approaching. Here’s why: *The Phillies had interest in right-hander Andrew Cashner before the Orioles traded him to the Red Sox, but backed off in part due to concerns about the pitcher’s makeup.
Posted: July 17, 2019, 3:30 pm
You can’t blame Toronto Blue Jays prospect Bo Bichette if he is getting a little restless while waiting to join most of his former teammates in the major leagues. After working his way through the organization’s minor league system together, Bichette has watched several players that he climbed levels with — Vladimir Guerrero Jr. and Cavan Biggio, to name a pair — make their debuts at the highest level this season, while he remains behind in Triple-A Buffalo, waiting for his call. “I’ve done everything they asked me to do,” Bichette told Sportsnet’s David Singh.
Posted: July 17, 2019, 2:59 am
T. Hernández hits a three-run homer off Cashner on a 1-1 pitch. TOR). 3rd inning: Guerrero Jr. walks, moves to second on Gurriel Jr.’s single to left and moves to third when Grichuk grounds into a double play.
Posted: July 17, 2019, 2:03 am
The Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association announced the nominees from each team for the 2019 Heart and Hustle Award. The award “honors active players who demonstrate a passion for the game of baseball and best embody the values, spirit, and traditions of the game. Voting was conducted prior to the All-Star break.
Posted: July 16, 2019, 9:39 pm
Back in May journeyman Edwin Jackson debuted with the Toronto Blue Jays. When he did so, he made history by suiting up for a record 14th different team in his 17-year big league career. Sadly the 14th time wasn’t the charm, as Jackson has been knocked around pretty good with Toronto, posting an 11.12 ERA in 28 and a third innings over eight appearances, five of which came as starts.
Posted: July 16, 2019, 7:12 pm
The Boston Red Sox have sent their saves leader to the minor leagues. The team announced Tuesday it has optioned right-handed relief pitcher Ryan Brasier to Triple-A Pawtucket, while also calling up left-handed pitcher Darwinzon Hernandez from the PawSox. Brasier leads the Red Sox with seven saves this season, three more than Matt Barnes and Brandon Workman in second place.
Posted: July 16, 2019, 6:29 pm
Ryan Brasier, who helped solidify the Boston bullpen last season, was optioned to Triple-A Pawtucket on Tuesday. Brasier (2-3, 4.24 ERA) has been scored upon in three of his past four appearances, including giving up four runs (three earned) on four hits in two-thirds of an inning Monday night in a 10-8 home win over the Toronto Blue Jays. The right-hander was a surprise last season, when he came up in July and went 2-0 with a 1.60 ERA in 33 2/3 innings, pitching in the majors for the first time since 2013 with the Los Angeles Angels.
Posted: July 16, 2019, 6:26 pm
Michael Chavis’s first inning grand slam, the first of his career, opened up Monday’s game against the Toronto Blue Jays and eventually led the Red Sox to a 10-8 victory. The shot over the Green Monster made Chavis the first Sox rookie since Mookie Betts in 2014 to hit a grand slam. It also improved his case in the American League Rookie of the Year Award race.
Posted: July 16, 2019, 5:27 pm
Welcome to the Rotoworld MLB Power Rankings, a weekly feature that will run every Tuesday through the end of the 2019 regular season. Cody Bellinger launched his 32nd and 33rd home runs of the season on Monday night at Citizens Bank Park as the Dodgers rolled to a 16-2 victory over the Phillies and moved to 30 games above the .500 mark. Bellinger now sits alone atop the home run leaderboard — Christian Yelich has 32 — and the newly-turned 24-year-old is sporting a sensational .341/.436/.707 batting line in 398 total plate appearances. MLB’s marketing team played up the Yeli vs. Belli thing over the All-Star break, and that ad campaign may have some real staying power.
Posted: July 16, 2019, 4:15 pm
Dustin Pedroia was the last Boston Red Sox player to win American League Rookie of the Year in 2007, and Michael Chavis is doing his best to potentially join the veteran second baseman among the award’s winners. Chavis blasted a grand slam in Boston’s 10-8 victory over the Toronto Blue Jays at Fenway Park on Monday night, becoming the first Red Sox rookie to do it since Mookie Betts in 2014. The 23-year-old first baseman now leads AL rookies with 52 RBI.
Posted: July 16, 2019, 3:42 pm
The Boston Red Sox have won five of their last seven games despite some less-than-stellar pitching. Bogaerts stayed scorching hot Monday night, going 3-for-5 with one RBI and two runs scored to help the Red Sox defeat the Toronto Blue Jays 10-8 at Fenway Park. With that performance, the Sox shortstop now has recorded at least one hit, one RBI and one run scored in seven consecutive games.
Posted: July 16, 2019, 2:39 pm