Right-hander Shane Baz, the No. 12 pick in the 2017 Draft, is the player to be named going from the Pirates to the Rays to complete last month's trade of Chris Archer to Pittsburgh
Braun hits 2 HRs in 1st 2 at-bats vs. Cubs
It didn't take long for the Brewers to get to the Cubs' Jose Quintana on Tuesday afternoon at Wrigley Field, flipping the script on a pitcher who has dominated them throughout his career.
Hector Neris recalled; J.P. Crawford optioned
The Phillies recalled right-hander Hector Neris from Triple-A Lehigh Valley on Tuesday, and infielder J.P. Crawford was optioned to Triple-A on Monday to make room for Neris.
Suspension served, Cano returns to Mariners
After 80 days on the suspended list, Robinson Cano rejoined the Mariners on Tuesday, and his return figures to provide a timely boost for a club fighting for its first postseason berth in 17 years.
Yu nearing rehab assignment after sim game
Yu Darvish threw a three-inning simulated game Tuesday at Wrigley Field, and the next step could be a Minor League rehab start.
ROY poll leaders working on historic seasons
Maybe the highest compliment to 19-year-old Nationals outfielder Juan Soto is that we've come to accept that he's just one of those special talents that comes along every so often. We understand that references to his age and lack of Minor League experience and all that other stuff do not matter. Sometimes, a guy is just different.
The Cardinals announced on Tuesday afternoon that they have activated rookie outfielder Tyler O'Neill from the 10-day disabled list. The team also announced that rookie outfielder Adolis García was optioned to Triple-A Memphis following Monday night's game.
Swihart off DL; Red Sox designate Dan Butler
Prior to Tuesday's game against the Philadelphia Phillies, the Boston Red Sox returned catcher/utility player Blake Swihart from his rehab assignment with Short-A Lowell and activated him from the 10-day disabled list. To make room for Swihart on the active roster, catcher Dan Butler was designated for assignment.
Trade Talk: Cutch, Holland, Donaldson, Bruce
The July 31 non-waiver Trade Deadline has come and gone, but the transaction wire could stay hot ahead of Aug. 31.
The best outfielder you don't know enough about
Harrison Bader didn't make the Opening Day roster for St. Louis, but he's made a huge impact thanks in large part to his elite outfield defense.
Shortest players to lead their league in homers
When you look at the imposing Giancarlo Stanton (6-foot-6) and Aaron Judge (6-foot-7), it makes a lot of sense that they led their respective league in homers last season. But when it comes to shows of prodigious power, don't count out the little guy.
Cards 'changing the narrative' on rocky season
The hard part for John Mozeliak in the Summer of 2018 came a month or so ago, when he decided to fire his manager, Mike Matheny. Cardinals' president of baseball ops discusses the events leading up to that decision, St. Louis' rocky season and much more.
MLB to host virtual Home Run Derby at LLWS
Continuing its efforts to engage and have an impact on young audiences, Major League Baseball will once again roll out a special Home Run Derby Virtual Reality video game championship on Wednesday for the 16 teams participating in the Little League World Series in Williamsport, Pa.
Scouts dish on Draft prospects at PG All-American
The summer showcase circuit comes to a close with Sunday's Perfect Game All-American Classic.
10 August trade candidates for contenders
It has been nearly two weeks since the non-waiver Trade Deadline, but trade season is far from over. Here are 10 names to watch in the coming weeks.
Astros RBI player pens 'Breaking Barriers' winner
Astros RBI softball player Kayla Robinson has been named a winner of the Jackie Robinson "Breaking Barriers" Essay Contest, Major League Baseball announced on Monday. Robinson's win marks the second consecutive year that a member of the Astros RBI program has been selected as a winner of the contest.
Toronto gets pitcher Baker to complete Oh swap
The Blue Jays acquired right-handed pitcher Bryan Baker from the Rockies on Tuesday as the player to be named in last month's trade that sent right-hander Seunghwan Oh to Colorado.
Giants snatch win in LA with epic 9th-inning rally
A typical Madison Bumgarner-Clayton Kershaw mound matchup on Monday quickly evolved into a typical you-never-know finish that's characteristic of the Giants-Dodgers rivalry as San Francisco scored four ninth-inning runs to secure a 5-2 triumph.
Bullpen loses vintage Kershaw's dazzler
The Dodgers' bullpen continued its struggles Monday as Scott Alexander gave up four ninth-inning runs in a 5-2 defeat to the San Francisco Giants.
A's hold off M's in 9th to pad Wild Card lead
Jed Lowrie and Matt Chapman combined for six hits and six RBIs behind a stellar Sean Manaea, but Blake Treinen had to dig deep in a three-run ninth as the A's held on for a 7-6 win over the Mariners, creating some breathing room in the American League Wild Card race, at least for 24 hours.
Injury updates: Dodgers, Trout, Ohtani, Sabathia
Here's a roundup of the latest injury news across the Majors.
Dizzy Dozier exits; Axford has cracked fibula
The rough news of another late-inning defeat Monday got even worse for the Dodgers, who revealed issues to both second baseman Brian Dozier and reliever John Axford.
Crawford exits after collision with Hernandez
Giants shortstop Brandon Crawford left Monday night's game against the Los Angeles Dodgers after colliding with left fielder Gorkys Hernandez in the fourth inning.
Upton robs HR, hits blast in 10th to lift Halos
Justin Upton robbed Eric Hosmer of a go-ahead, three-run homer in the eighth inning, then hit a two-run homer in the 10th to help the Angels beat the Padres, 6-3, on Monday in the series opener. Andrew Heaney allowed two runs in 7 1/3 innings for the Angels. Clayton Richard gave up two runs in eight innings for the Padres, who are in the middle of a 10-game homestand.
Myers nearly ties record in debut at third base
The ball finds you. Baseball has a funny way of indoctrinating neophyte defenders to their new positions. On Monday night, Wil Myers debuted at third base. Sure enough, he was peppered early and often by Angels hitters and nearly broke a franchise assists record in the process.
deGrom after 12 K's: 'I want to win the Cy Young'
Jacob deGrom allowed three runs (two earned) and fanned 12 Yankees over 6 2/3 innings while Amed Rosario, Jose Bautista, Todd Frazier, Brandon Nimmo and Michael Conforto went yard as the Mets split their season series with their crosstown rivals on Monday night at Yankee Stadium.
Colon vs. Cy Young winner? Texas usually wins
Bartolo Colon overcame a rough first inning to win his third game against a Cy Young Award winner this season, and Robinson Chirinos clobbered a three-run homer to power the offense in the Rangers' win over the D-backs on Monday at Globe Life Park. Colon allowed three runs over five innings, struck out three and walked one to best Arizona starter Zack Greinke, who allowed four runs over 6 1/3 frames. Ronald Guzman added a solo homer for Texas, and Paul Goldschmidt and A.J. Pollack each collected two hits for the D-backs.
After DL stint ends, C-Mart to pitch out of 'pen
Cardinals interim manager Mike Shildt said on Monday that Carlos Martinez will pitch out of the bullpen for the rest of the season when the right-hander comes off the disabled list.
Late drama has Cards 2 games out of Wild Card
Matt Carpenter delivered again on Monday, jolting the Cardinals ahead with a three-run homer in the eighth before Paul DeJong crushed a leadoff homer in the ninth to lift the Cardinals to a walk-off victory, their sixth straight win. The Nationals seemed poised to win thanks to homers by Bryce Harper and rookie phenom Juan Soto, but for the second straight night, their struggling bullpen couldn't hold the lead.
Derrick Hall always has a box of caps in his car
On this week's episode of Executive Access, Arizona CEO Derrick Hall remembers his tenure as a morning talk show host in Los Angeles, explains why he always has a box of D-backs caps close by and revisits handing Zack Greinke the largest contract in franchise history.
Harper equals '17 HR total, but Nats' 'pen cracks
Washington came from behind twice, including a rally to overcome an eighth-inning bullpen meltdown, before Koda Glover surrendered a walk-off home run to Paul DeJong in the ninth to hand the Nationals a 7-6 loss and their second straight crushing defeat.
Acuna achieves feat so rare only 4 have done it
Ronald Acuna Jr. opened both games of a doubleheader against the Marlins on Monday with leadoff home runs in the first inning.
CC Sabathia to DL with knee inflammation
After tossing six innings of one-hit ball Sunday afternoon, Yankees left-hander CC Sabathia was placed on the 10-day disabled list with right knee inflammation prior to Monday's 8-5 loss to the Mets.
Folty tosses gem as Braves sweep twin bill
On the first pitch of the Braves' half of the first inning, Ronald Acuna Jr. made history as the fourth player to lead off both games of a doubleheader with a home run. Atlanta's good fortune continued as Mike Foltynewicz returned to his All-Star form, hurling eight innings of one-run ball, and Freddie Freeman clobbered his first homer since July 30. Merandy Gonzalez made his first Major League start for the Marlins and showed flashes of promise, but he ended the day after giving up three runs in 4 2/3 innings. J.T. Realmuto scored the lone run for Miami and collected two hits.
Castellanos busts out with 5 hits, 5 RBIs in win
Nicholas Castellanos broke out of a second-half slump with five hits to power a win over the White Sox. Omar Narvaez tied things up with a solo shot in the sixth, but Castellanos delivered a go-ahead two-run homer in the bottom of the seventh inning. Adam Engel continued his recent power surge with a long solo drive a half-inning later. Castellanos would retort, putting the finishing touches on the victory with a two-run, bases-loaded single in the eighth inning.
Mets launch five home runs in Bronx
Earlier this season, following a particularly unnerving Jacob deGrom loss, Mets third baseman Todd Frazier apologized for the team's lack of offensive support. Monday, after he and his teammates broke out for a season-high five home runs in an 8-5 win over the Yankees, Frazier called deGrom an "angel, basically, for what we put him through."
Severino's second-half struggles continue in loss
On the day they placed CC Sabathia on the disabled list, the Yankees also received the shortest effort of the season from Luis Severino, whose second-half struggles continued opposite deGrom and in front of a sellout crowd of 47,233 at Yankee Stadium.
J-Ram continues epic season with 35th homer
Given Jose Ramirez's torrid pace this season, records were bound to start falling. On Monday night, the Indians' powerful third baseman's latest home run rewrote a section of the franchise's history book.
Miguel Rojas exits game with apparent ankle injury
For the second time in Monday's day-night doubleheader at SunTrust Park, the Marlins had their starting third baseman exit due to injury. Miguel Rojas was removed in the second inning of Game 2 against the Braves with an apparent left ankle or lower leg ailment.
Marlins rookie Guerrero dials heat up to 104
Marlins reliever Tayron Guerrero took his fastball to another level in Game 2 of Monday's day-night doubleheader against the Braves at SunTrust Park.
Big inning, Ramirez help Tribe overwhelm Reds
Backed by another big night from Jose Ramirez -- who belted his 35th homer of the year -- the American League Central-leading Indians picked up their eighth win in 10 games in a victory over the Reds at Great American Ball Park on Tuesday. Homer Bailey and Amir Garrett coughed up seven runs in the sixth inning, which was the difference in the loss for Cincinnati.
Jeff Banister showed no fear making a stellar grab on a Ronald Guzman hard foul into the dugout
This was after he was in the path of a Eduardo Escobar foul ball, too.
Danny Jansen shares MLB debut with family in KC
As Blue Jays catcher Danny Jansen prepared to make his Major League debut on Monday night against the Royals, he was a man in demand. Jansen made the rounds for a series of interviews and tried to put into perspective just how special the evening at Kauffman Stadium would be for him.
Keller goes 7 strong as Royals clip Jays
Brad Keller went seven strong innings and Ryan O'Hearn drove in all three runs, including a go-ahead two-run homer, to lead the Royals in the series opener. Devon Travis belted his ninth homer, while Sean Reid-Foley and batterymate Danny Jansen made their Major League debuts for the Blue Jays. Jansen logged a pair of singles and threw out a runner.
Beltre reinjures hamstring against D-backs
Rangers third baseman Adrian Beltre left Monday night's 5-3 win over the D-backs at Globe Life Park after eight innings when he appeared to strain his left hamstring.
Utility man Brandon Dixon struck out Jose Ramirez on a 67-mph curve, sending Ramirez's bat flying
Nasty off-speed junk.
Goeddel reinstated; Dodgers option Venditte
The Los Angeles Dodgers continued to retool their bullpen on Monday reinstating right-handed pitcher Erik Goeddel from the 10-day disabled list and optioned switch-handed pitcher Pat Venditte to Triple-A Oklahoma City.
Ohtani throws 2nd bullpen, increases intensity
Shohei Ohtani completed a 33-pitch bullpen session without incident on Monday. Ohtani estimated that he threw at about a 70 percent effort level, a higher intensity than his first session off the mound on Saturday.
Belt could return Tuesday; Shark throws sim game
First baseman Brandon Belt's current absence from the Giants' lineup could end as soon as Tuesday, manager Bruce Bochy indicated Monday.
Noah Syndergaard had jokes when asked about the Little League World Series
Thor's got jokes.
Jansen needed electric shock to stabilize heart
Not only did Kenley Jansen call 911 to report an irregular heartbeat last week, the Dodgers' closer said the situation required doctors in Denver to use an electrical shock in order to get his heart back into rhythm.
The Dodgers are wearing a shirt that perfectly sums up the Chase Utley-Enrique Hernandez father-son dynamic
Madson's back issues a surprise to Nats' manager
Even though he has been battling back issues on and off for the past few days, Ryan Madson had not informed the Nationals or manager Dave Martinez, thinking he could pitch through the pain. So Martinez was "very surprised" to learn that Madson told reporters about his back injury after Sunday's walk-off loss to the Cubs.
Leonys Martin recovering from bacterial infection
Indians outfielder Leonys Martin is dealing with a bacterial infection that was life threatening as of a few days ago, president of baseball operations Chris Antonetti said on Monday.
Duffy lands on DL with shoulder impingement
Royals left-hander Danny Duffy was placed on the 10-day disabled list on Monday because of an impingement in his left shoulder. Right-hander Glenn Sparkman, who was sent back to Triple-A Omaha to make room for Blaine Boyer on Sunday, was recalled and will make a start in Duffy's place on Thursday.
Toussaint's stellar debut spurs Braves' G1 rout
Touki Toussaint dazzled in his big league debut and benefited from Ronald Acuna Jr.'s latest offensive outburst as the Braves cruised to a 9-1 win over the Marlins in the first game of Monday's doubleheader at SunTrust Park.
Babe Ruth and Co. signed a ball that sold for ...
How much would you pay for a piece of memorabilia etched with an imprint from Babe Ruth, Ty Cobb, Walter Johnson and Honus Wagner?
From Africa to hero, Bote's had quite a journey
In a matter of weeks, David Bote has gone from an 18th-round Draft pick nobody knew to a Cubs hero, schmoozing with actor Bill Murray after hitting a pinch-hit walk-off grand slam.
J.D., Zim slug way to Player of the Week honors
Major League Baseball recognized last week's top performers Monday, naming the Red Sox's J.D. Martinez and the Nationals' Ryan Zimmerman as the American League and National League Players of the Week presented by W.B. Mason.
Vlad Jr. -- surprise! -- heads Prospect Team
MLB Pipeline's Prospect Team of the Week honors the best performances from the previous seven days. Any Minor Leaguer currently on an organization Top 30 Prospects list on our Prospect Watch is eligible.
Here are the nicknames for every team's players
For the second consecutive year, Major Leaguers will put their personalities and passions on the field when Players' Weekend takes center stage during all games from Friday, Aug. 24, through Sunday, Aug. 26. Here are the nicknames big leaguers will wear on their backs while sporting colorful, non-traditional uniforms featuring alternate designs inspired by youth-league uniforms:
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