Fri Jun 22 2018 11:33:50 GMT+0000 (UTC) - Find out which teams are most likely to be interested in trading for Manny Machado, and what they might offer for his services.
Fri Jun 22 2018 14:47:12 GMT+0000 (UTC) - Throughout his career, Andrelton Simmons has worked defensive magic at shortstop.This season, he has become something of a magician at the plate, too. His trick? He has stopped striking out.
Fri Jun 22 2018 01:02:44 GMT+0000 (UTC) - Our annual midsummer overhaul of MLB Pipeline's Top 100 Prospects list is still a month away. Before we get to that, we're back with our second series of tweaks.
Fri Jun 22 2018 05:45:34 GMT+0000 (UTC) - Summer's here, and the time is right for watching baseball from your seat. The races are real, the halfway point is approaching and these are five topics worth tracking as we head into the weekend.
Fri Jun 22 2018 14:00:00 GMT+0000 (UTC) - Didi Gregorius' tweets and emojis set sugar-induced events in motion for Yankees rookie Gleyber Torres.
Thu Jun 21 2018 23:52:32 GMT+0000 (UTC) - Matt Kemp got hurt last year, then he got heavy, then he got the heave-ho to a team that didn't want him. This is not the normal path to an All-Star berth and Comeback Player of the Year Award, but that's where Kemp is headed with the Dodgers, who face the Mets on Friday night in the MLB Network Showcase game.
Fri Jun 22 2018 04:25:03 GMT+0000 (UTC) - The Brewers' boom-or-bust offense exploded in the series opener -- with the aid of four Cardinals' errors, contributing to six unearned runs. For the Crew, Manny Pina homered, and Eric Thames, Travis Shaw and Jesus Aguilar all had multi-RBI games, while Matt Carpenter stayed hot with a homer for St. Louis. Brent Suter (7 IP, 2 ER) was terrific in outdueling Carlos Martinez, who only lasted four innings as his struggles continued.
Fri Jun 22 2018 03:36:13 GMT+0000 (UTC) - The non-waiver Trade Deadline is July 31, and we're keeping you up to date with the latest trade buzz, news, rumors and more.
Fri Jun 22 2018 06:42:14 GMT+0000 (UTC) - Mike Trout continued his hot June stretch, drawing three walks and scoring two runs in his 1,000th career MLB game and the Angels rode three home runs to an 8-5 series-opening win over the Blue Jays at Angel Stadium. Trout has reached base safely in 18 of his last 21 plate appearances.
Wed Jun 20 2018 14:31:34 GMT+0000 (UTC) - Cast your ballots now and help determine the AL and NL All-Star Game starting lineups. Vote up to 5 times in any 24-hour period (max 35 votes) on the 2018 Camping World MLB All-Star Ballot. Plus, each vote gives you a chance to win a 2019 Freedom Elite Motorhome.
Fri Jun 22 2018 15:38:42 GMT+0000 (UTC) - Major League Baseball celebrated the 113th Midnight Sun Game by organizing an unprecedented 24 hours of Play Ball events around this year's game in Fairbanks, Alaska.
Fri Jun 22 2018 06:40:13 GMT+0000 (UTC) - Madison Bumgarner dominated in the Giants' win over the Padres in Thursday's series opener at AT&T Park. The left-hander earned his first win of the season by tossing eight scoreless innings, allowing three hits and striking out eight. Bumgarner also contributed an RBI. The Giants tacked on two runs in the eighth after the departure of Padres starter Tyson Ross, who tossed seven innings of one-run ball.
Fri Jun 22 2018 04:12:13 GMT+0000 (UTC) - Bryce Harper led off the eighth with a two-base hit, then Juan Soto sent him and Trea Turner home with a double to propel the Nats to a series-winning victory on Thursday night at Nationals Park. Colby Rasmus struck early for the O's, homering off Max Scherzer in his first at-bat since April 6, but Mychal Givens couldn't hold for the Orioles as they dropped two of three from Washington.
Fri Jun 22 2018 01:20:41 GMT+0000 (UTC) - Good climb, though!
Fri Jun 22 2018 13:00:00 GMT+0000 (UTC) - JOOOHHHN LACKEYYYY
Fri Jun 22 2018 04:10:47 GMT+0000 (UTC) - Here's a roundup of the latest injury news across the Majors.
Fri Jun 22 2018 07:19:56 GMT+0000 (UTC) - He's still one of the greatest.
Fri Jun 22 2018 05:08:12 GMT+0000 (UTC) - Backed by homers from Aaron Judge and Miguel Andujar and another stellar performance by the bullpen, the Yankees completed their ninth sweep of the year, a feat they accomplished 10 times in the 2017 season. The Yanks have now won 17 of their past 21 games.
Fri Jun 22 2018 04:54:46 GMT+0000 (UTC) - The D-backs jumped out to an early eight-run lead over the Pirates, powering a 9-3 win in Pittsburgh. Ketel Marte and Alex Avila hit two-run home runs in the first and third innings, respectively, to highlight the quick outburst. Zack Godley delivered a quality start, allowing two earned runs on four hits while striking out five batters over six innings. Pirates starter Chad Kuhl went two-plus innings, allowing eight runs on eight hits.
Tue Apr 17 2018 14:46:08 GMT+0000 (UTC) - Time to start swinging for $5.6 million! It's easy to play: Get a hit, and your streak continues. If not, try again the next day.
Fri Jun 22 2018 04:56:21 GMT+0000 (UTC) - It can't be viewed as mere coincidence that the Red Sox got their offense back on track the same day Mookie Betts went 3-for-6, including a home run, in his best game since returning from the disabled list.
Fri Jun 22 2018 05:26:15 GMT+0000 (UTC) - Jesse Winker's two-out grand slam highlighted a six-run sixth inning the Reds used to take control of the game in a 6-2 win over the Cubs on Thursday at Great American Ball Park. Cubs starter Kyle Hendricks cruised through five innings before running into control trouble in the sixth. He walked three batters in the inning before getting pulled with two outs. His replacement, Randy Rosario, gave up Winker's tater and an RBI single by Billy Hamilton. Matt Harvey collected his second win of the season, striking out six over six innings of two-run ball.
Fri Jun 22 2018 06:16:41 GMT+0000 (UTC) - Hunter Strickland spoke with manager Bruce Bochy on Wednesday for the first time since the Giants' closer fractured his hand punching a door after a blown save Monday night.
Fri Jun 22 2018 00:02:06 GMT+0000 (UTC) - Yes, you want one.
Fri Jun 22 2018 00:34:47 GMT+0000 (UTC) - Marlins pitcher Dan Straily has received a five-game suspension and an undisclosed fine for intentionally throwing a pitch at Buster Posey of the San Francisco Giants, while warnings were in place for both teams, in the bottom of the second inning of Tuesday night's game at AT&T Park in San Francisco.
Thu Jun 21 2018 13:12:16 GMT+0000 (UTC) - How intriguing is the trade market for third basemen right now? Along with Manny Machado, one future Hall of Famer (Adrian Beltre) and two recent All-Stars (Mike Moustakas and Josh Donaldson) are available at third base. All four are free agents after the season, increasing the chances that trades will occur.
Fri Jun 22 2018 05:15:17 GMT+0000 (UTC) - Rick Porcello put on a pitching clinic (seven shutout innings, three baserunners) at Target Field while leading Boston to a 9-2 victory over the Twins to salvage the finale of a three-game series and finish a 10-game road trip through three different time zones with a 6-4 mark. It was yet another happy flight for the Red Sox, who improved to 15-3 on getaway days this season.
Fri Jun 22 2018 05:19:15 GMT+0000 (UTC) - The Kansas City Royals and the Detroit Tigers will play a regular season game in Omaha, Nebraska on Thursday, June 13, 2019. Honoring Omaha's baseball tradition, the first Major League game ever held in Nebraska will be televised nationally by ESPN and will be played at TD Ameritrade Park Omaha two days before the start of the College World Series.
Fri Jun 22 2018 01:14:26 GMT+0000 (UTC) - Nolan Arenado homered for the third straight game and hit an RBI double, plating five runs in all, to lead the Rockies over the Mets at Coors Field. Todd Frazier homered in the first and Brandon Nimmo hit an RBI single for New York, but the Mets grounded into five double plays, a record for both clubs in a nine-inning game.
Fri Jun 22 2018 05:44:44 GMT+0000 (UTC) - Here's MLB Pipeline's roundup of the top prospect performances in the Minor Leagues on Thursday.
Thu Jun 21 2018 23:41:32 GMT+0000 (UTC) - Mike Clevinger compared their relationship to that of brothers. In many ways, Trevor Bauer and Clevinger are nothing alike, but there is a competitive fire that unites them and has helped forge a friendship that would seem improbable on the surface.
Fri Jun 22 2018 06:16:22 GMT+0000 (UTC) - On Thursday night, Mike Trout played the 1,000th game of his brilliant MLB career. Since debuting with the Angels in 2011 at 19 years old, Trout has crafted one of the greatest peaks in baseball history -- and he's still finding ways to get better.
Fri Jun 22 2018 05:23:06 GMT+0000 (UTC) - A big part of the Cardinals' recent slide has been how they continued to find themselves in early deficits. St. Louis played from behind in each of the past three games in Philadelphia, surrendering first-inning runs in each contest.
Thu Jun 21 2018 17:59:12 GMT+0000 (UTC) - That's a lot of starpower.
Thu Jun 21 2018 22:39:51 GMT+0000 (UTC) - Ronald Acuna Jr. will take another step toward rejoining Atlanta's lineup when he begins a Minor League rehab assignment with Triple-A Gwinnett on Friday.
Thu Jun 21 2018 21:02:56 GMT+0000 (UTC) - Mookie did his homework.
Fri Jun 22 2018 07:03:26 GMT+0000 (UTC) - Blue Jays right-hander Aaron Sanchez was removed from Thursday's start against the Angels after one inning because of a contusion on his right index finger.
Fri Jun 22 2018 05:20:14 GMT+0000 (UTC) - The Cardinals placed right-handed pitcher Michael Wacha on the 10-day disabled list (left oblique strain) and recalled right-handed pitcher John Gant from Triple-A Memphis on Thursday.
Fri Jun 22 2018 06:22:28 GMT+0000 (UTC) - The Angels issued the following statement regarding outfielder Mike Trout and left-hander Tyler Skaggs before Thursday night's game against the Blue Jays: "Mike Trout has been diagnosed with a sprained right index finger. He is cleared to DH, and he will be evaluated in a few days to assess readiness to return to center field. Tyler Skaggs has been scratched with right hamstring tightness. At this time, he is considered day to day and will be evaluated tomorrow. We will update our plan of care when appropriate."
Thu Jun 21 2018 23:42:00 GMT+0000 (UTC) - Shelby Miller's long road back from Tommy John surgery will add a chapter Monday when he is activated off the 60-day disabled list to start against the Marlins in Miami.
Thu Jun 21 2018 23:11:18 GMT+0000 (UTC) - Ryan Braun is back with the Brewers after he underwent cryotherapy on his troublesome right thumb in Los Angeles on Wednesday, a procedure he's occasionally undergone since 2014 to relieve nerve pain. He didn't miss any action, as the Brewers' finale with the Pirates was postponed by rain.
Thu Jun 21 2018 23:18:16 GMT+0000 (UTC) - Slumping slugger Chris Davis is expected to return to the Orioles lineup for Friday's series opener in Atlanta.
Fri Jun 22 2018 03:58:00 GMT+0000 (UTC) - The Orioles always knew salvaging a series win off a Max Scherzer-led Nationals squad was going to be a tall task. And with newly-acquired reliever Kelvin Herrera and Sean Doolittle being the only two other pitchers Baltimore faced, that task grew monumental.
Thu Jun 21 2018 19:58:50 GMT+0000 (UTC) - Anyone who watched Al Leiter pitch during his 19-year big league career, or on MLB Network as an analyst, knows the left-hander is a nervous energy kind of guy. Watching his son Jack go through the summer showcase circuit, it's easy to imagine, is not a soothing experience.
Thu Jun 21 2018 04:05:38 GMT+0000 (UTC) - J.T. Realmuto has baseball's best pop time and best caught stealing percentage, is faster than any other catcher, and is out-hitting all other catchers. He might just be the best catcher in the game.
Thu Jun 21 2018 13:00:00 GMT+0000 (UTC) - Don't forget the middle innings.
Thu Jun 21 2018 14:16:19 GMT+0000 (UTC) - As historic and wonderful and wonderfully watchable as Mike Trout is, we have seen baseball models like this before, all the way back to the young Mickey Mantle. But we've never seen anybody quite like the 5-foot-6 Jose Altuve.
Thu Jun 21 2018 03:45:55 GMT+0000 (UTC) - Turns out, he didn't need it.
Thu Jun 21 2018 14:25:16 GMT+0000 (UTC) - The decision-makers for each team are entering the busy season, and their phones should be buzzing with possibilities. The non-waiver Trade Deadline is July 31, and the buyers and sellers are crystal clear in the American League East.
Thu Jun 21 2018 21:07:24 GMT+0000 (UTC) - Eduardo Escobar left Thursday's 9-2 loss to the Red Sox in the fourth inning with a right elbow contusion and is listed as day to day.