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20 players, 20 Trade Deadline predictions

@mike_petriello
12:02 AM EDT

The 2019 Trade Deadline is a week from Wednesday (4 p.m. ET on July 31), and as you've probably heard, it's a little different this year. There's no August waiver period this time around, and therefore if teams want to make moves to reinforce a playoff push, they've only got

Yanks continue to assess SP market 

11:03 AM EDT

MLB.com is keeping track of all the latest Yankees-related free agent and trade rumors right here.

Deadline latest: Sizing up Sox, Padres, Giants

@feinsand
July 22, 2019

It was only one year ago that the Red Sox were steamrolling their way through the American League, moving 40 games over .500 on July 23. Through 101 games this season, Boston has yet to reach the 10-over-.500 mark, leaving them scratching and clawing to stay relevant in the American

Alonso, Lowe pace Rookie field in latest poll

@RichardJustice
11:00 AM EDT

Pete Alonso of the Mets and Brandon Lowe of the Rays continue to hold big leads in this season’s Rookie of the Year races. In the latest poll of MLB.com reporters, each received 35 of 41 first-place votes, and neither player appears close to being challenged. Alonso surely can begin

Is Bumgarner now likely to stay put?

an hour ago

MLB.com is keeping track of all the latest news and trade rumors surrounding impending free agent Madison Bumgarner right here.

Rumors: Bauer, Boyd, Ray, J.D. Martinez

40 minutes ago

MLB.com is keeping track of all the latest free agent and trade rumors right here.

Cole is second fastest to 200 K's in a season

Right-hander records 12th double-digit strikeout game of '19
@brianmctaggart
1:05 AM EDT

HOUSTON -- When Astros right-hander Gerrit Cole struck out the side to start Monday’s game against the A’s at Minute Maid Park, it was only a matter of time before he reached 200 for the season. And he did it quicker than all but one other pitcher in Major League

Where do Braves stand in Stroman sweepstakes?

38 minutes ago

MLB.com is keeping track of all the latest news and trade rumors surrounding impending free agent Marcus Stroman right here.

Amid rocky July, could Colorado deal Blackmon?

Rays in position to become buyers at Deadline despite recent slide
@jonmorosi
1:10 AM EDT

The Colorado Rockies are 3-12 since the start of July. That is the National League’s worst record this month. They’ve allowed the most runs in the Majors over that span -- an alarming average of 8.1 per game. Understandably, the Rockies aren’t focused on adding short-term rentals as their NL

Watch Indians-Blue Jays tonight on YouTube

11:00 AM EDT

Baseball fans can tune in for a unique digital viewing experience tonight when the Indians take on the Blue Jays in Toronto in a broadcast airing live exclusively on YouTube. Tonight's bout, the second in a three-game series at Rogers Centre, is the second of 13 games that will be

Injury updates: Scherzer, Wheeler, Hamels

12:20 AM EDT

Here is the latest injury news from around Major League Baseball.

Alvarez passes Pujols with rookie RBI milestone

Phenom drives in 35th run in 30th game as Astros win sixth straight
@brianmctaggart
1:00 AM EDT

HOUSTON -- Astros designated hitter Yordan Alvarez got some advice from Albert Pujols of the Angels when he reached first base last week. The future Hall of Famer had clearly been paying attention to what Alvarez had been doing early in his career and told the rookie to keep working

Never shy in July: Rizzo on Nats' Deadline plans

@JamalCollier
July 22, 2019

ATLANTA -- Recent years have shown that general manager Mike Rizzo is not afraid to get a jump-start on the trade market to address the Nationals' biggest need before the Trade Deadline. One year ago, he acquired Kelvin Herrera from the Royals in the middle of June. In 2017, he

Astros GM: Current roster can win it all

Astros still looking at starting pitching, catching depth before Deadline
@brianmctaggart
July 22, 2019

HOUSTON -- If the Astros are going to acquire a starting pitcher to add to front-end starters Justin Verlander, Gerrit Cole and Wade Miley, it likely won’t happen until close to the July 31 Trade Deadline, president of baseball operations and general manager Jeff Luhnow said on Monday. Luhnow said

Cora: Sox must win games before Deadline

@IanMBrowne
12:45 AM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG -- As the Red Sox opened a 14-game stretch on Monday night against exclusively the Rays and the Yankees, there was a sense of urgency due to both the standings and the calendar. One week from Wednesday is the July 31 Trade Deadline, and the defending World Series

Trade target Wheeler expected to return Friday

July 22, 2019

MLB.com is keeping track of all the latest news and trade rumors surrounding impending free agent Zack Wheeler right here.

Twins hit 5 HRs after turning triple play vs. Yanks

Garver goes deep twice as Minnesota ties MLB record from 1977
@dohyoungpark
2:04 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS -- The Twins' winning pace had slowed down in the past month and the Indians tightened the gap on the division lead, but there was never any panic in Minnesota's clubhouse -- only a steadfast belief that the big hits would start falling again. The Twins showed a flash

Giants' winning surge reaches new heights

@mi_guardado
2:36 AM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO -- For the last seven weeks, the Giants have played like a winning team. On Monday night, those efforts were finally reflected in the standings. After scoring three runs in the eighth inning to rally for a 5-4 series-opening win over the first-place Cubs at Oracle Park, the

Goldy has his Cards moment with winning slam

@JakeCrouseMLB
12:54 AM EDT

PITTSBURGH -- Paul Goldschmidt has one of the most stoic demeanors in all of baseball. He draws a walk and takes his base quietly. He hits a homer and trots steadily around the bases. Despite all his success -- including six All-Star appearances, four Silver Sluggers and three Gold Gloves

Giles focused on Blue Jays, not Trade Deadline

@baseballexis
July 22, 2019

TORONTO -- It’s been almost a year since Ken Giles was told that his time with the Astros had come to an end, and he needed to pack up his belongings and his family in Houston to head north of the border to join the Blue Jays. There is just

Ray in top form vs. O's as Trade Deadline looms

@SteveGilbertMLB
2:21 AM EDT

PHOENIX -- The scout section behind home plate at Chase Field was more crowded than usual Monday night with the Trade Deadline approaching and D-backs left-hander Robbie Ray on the mound. Ray’s name has been mentioned prominently in trade rumors, and he could be dealt before the July 31 Trade

Eovaldi returns with mixed results against Rays

@IanMBrowne
12:26 AM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG -- For probably every outing he makes for the rest of the season, Nathan Eovaldi will be judged almost exclusively on results. But when the flame-throwing righty took the mound for the Red Sox for the first time in over three months during Monday night’s 9-4 loss at

On one perfect day, Buehrle shocks himself

White Sox southpaw celebrates 10th anniversary of perfect game
@scottmerkin
12:50 AM EDT

White Sox left-hander Mark Buehrle was a frontline starting pitcher for 15 of the 16 years he pitched in the Majors, posting double-digit victories and at least 30 starts each season from 2001 to 2015. He came up 1 1/3 innings short in 2015 of producing his 15th-straight year with