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Snitker hopes Keuchel can debut Friday

26 minutes ago

Braves manager Brian Snitker said on Monday that he hopes Dallas Keuchel can make his debut on Friday at Nationals Park. However, the club is still listing Friday's starter as TBD. The 31-year-old, who signed a one-year deal for the remainder of the season with Atlanta on June 7, has

Vote tightens across All-Star ballot leaderboards

Multiple positions hotly contested in latest update; Bellinger overall vote leader
@mattkellyMLB
12:39 PM EDT

Read our FAQ on this year’s revamped balloting format, which includes two phases of fan voting to determine the All-Star starters, and the ability to vote through Google Search. • VOTE NOW: Google MLB All-Star Ballot Cody Bellinger has put together one of the best two-and-a-half month starts to a

Power Rankings' Top 5 holds strong -- for now

@alysonfooter
12:14 AM EDT

The National League East isn't officially a two-team race, but for now, it's looking like it will probably come down to the Braves and Phillies slugging it out for the division crown. As the only two teams with winning records in that division, Atlanta and Philadelphia have more in common

Upton activated, in Halos lineup for '19 debut

35 minutes ago

The Angels added some firepower to their lineup on Monday, activating slugging outfielder Justin Upton from the injured list. Outfielder Cesar Puello was designated for assignment. Upton, who will be making his 2019 debut after being limited all season with turf toe, is starting in left field and batting cleanup.

Here is each team's most deserving All-Star

@williamfleitch
June 16, 2019

Read our FAQ on this year’s revamped balloting format, which includes two phases of fan voting to determine the All-Star starters, and the ability to vote through Google Search. Every team gets an All-Star. That’s the rule for All-Star Games, and I’d argue that's that way it should be: The

Cardinals promote 10-year Minors veteran

@anne__rogers
2:37 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS -- After playing in 838 games in the Minor Leagues, first baseman/outfielder Rangel Ravelo finally got his ticket to The Show. The Cardinals announced Monday that they had purchased the contract of Ravelo and placed infielder Yairo Munoz on the paternity list. To make room for Ravelo on

Mets say Thor has 'low-grade' hamstring strain

an hour ago

The Mets on Monday called Noah Syndergaard's hamstring injury a "low-grade" strain, per manager Mickey Callaway. The right-hander, who sustained the injury in Saturday night's start that forced him to the injured list, is with the team in Atlanta. He played catch before the game, did agility drills and was

MLB Pipeline's Prospect Team of the Week

@JonathanMayo
12:40 PM EDT

MLB Pipeline's Prospect Team of the Week honors the best performances in the Minors from the previous seven days. Any player on an organization Top 30 Prospects list on our Prospect Watch is eligible. Short-season leagues started up this past week, which will give us at MLB Pipeline an even

Sources: Another top prospect set for Padres debut

Left-hander Allen ranked No. 5 in San Diego's system, No. 61 overall
@AJCassavell
4:00 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO -- The Padres have put their bright future on full display this season. The youngest rotation in baseball will get even younger on Tuesday night. Left-hander Logan Allen will be promoted to start Tuesday's game against the Brewers, according to team sources. Allen is the team's No. 5

VOTE NOW: All-Star primary ends Friday, 4 ET

@castrovince
2:00 PM EDT

Baseball’s version of the primary season is upon us, and the sport’s answer to Election Day is not far behind. And in incorporating shades of the political process, the 2019 Google MLB All-Star Ballot brings major change to the selection system for All-Star Game starters. • VOTE NOW: 2019 Google

Robles mimics Superman for Play of the Week

@mattkellyMLB
3:19 PM EDT

Victor Robles’ speed and athleticism has lived up to preseason billing, and his latest show-stopping catch against the White Sox on Tuesday was named MLB’s Play of the Week presented by W.B. Mason. Washington trailed Chicago, 5-2, in Game 2 of the clubs’ series on the South Side when White

Bauer, Blackmon named Players of the Week

@SlangsOnSports
3:02 PM EDT

Tribe right-hander Trevor Bauer received the honor for the first time in his career while Rockies star Charlie Blackmon took home the award for the sixth time as they were named the American League and National League Players of the Week presented by W.B. Mason on Monday. • All-time winners:

9 facts about epic Padres-Rockies 92-run series

@AJCassavell
June 16, 2019

DENVER -- The Padres and Rockies split four games at Coors Field this weekend. The series had everything. And we mean everything. The two teams set a Major League record with 92 runs in a four-game set, and things certainly got wacky along the way. Here's a look at nine

Blackmon keeps raking, breaks 58-year-old mark

@harding_at_mlb
June 16, 2019

DENVER -- Rockies slugger Charlie Blackmon was torn between record-breaking feats -- like his MLB-record 15 hits in a four-game series -- and occurrences he would rather never deal with again. The 14-13 loss to the Padres -- the second time in the four-game set that the Rockies blew a

October preview? LA wins another thriller

@kengurnick
12:20 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES -- It lacks the passion and bitterness of a rivalry with the Giants, but the Dodgers and Cubs finished a four-game series Sunday indicative of division leaders that have battled for National League pennants in recent years and are on track to meet again in October. The Dodgers

Yelich hit a 2B so hard it went through the fence

Thames, Aguilar homer as Milwaukee registers 12 hits in win
@AdamMcCalvy
June 16, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO -- Add this to the legend of Christian Yelich: The day he hit a baseball so hard it went through the fence. Technically, a gap in the fence, but that spoils the story. It happened at Oracle Park on Sunday, when Yelich was denied an RBI, and the

Yanks option Frazier for Encarnacion's arrival

Boone says telling outfielder was 'tough news to deliver'
@Russ_Dorsey1
June 16, 2019

CHICAGO -- The first domino has fallen in the wake of the Edwin Encarnacion trade as the Yankees optioned outfielder Clint Frazier to Triple-A Scranton Wilkes-Barre after Sunday’s 10-3 win over the White Sox. The move creates space on the 25-man roster for Encarnacion, who will join the team when

19 hits. 15 runs. Braves make statement in East

Donaldson homers in 3rd straight game as high-octane Atlanta routs Philadelphia
@mlbbowman
June 16, 2019

ATLANTA -- If this weekend is indicative of what Josh Donaldson might provide over the remainder of the season, the powerful Braves offense that has been wrecking pitching staffs might indeed end up being the National League’s best. Following the leads of Freddie Freeman and Austin Riley, who have been

Stanton set to return to Yankees on Tuesday

@Russ_Dorsey1
June 16, 2019

CHICAGO -- It appears that Yankees outfielder and designated hitter Giancarlo Stanton has cleared all his physical hurdles and is set to make his return to the Yankees lineup this week. The 2017 National League MVP Award Winner was in the lineup for Triple-A Scranton Wilkes-Barre on Sunday but will

Sox sweep O's behind Devers' 458-foot HR

June 16, 2019

BALTIMORE -- With a World Series in the not-so-distant past, it’s become difficult for smaller goals to remain in focus, the Red Sox will admit. The grand one has already been accomplished by a team that’s experienced relatively little roster turnover, potentially jading the importance of a detail-oriented drive night-in

Bauer's Father's Day checklist: Shutout, sweep

@MandyBell02
June 16, 2019

DETROIT -- It’s time to add tossing a shutout to Trevor Bauer’s resume. The 28-year-old right-hander had gone the distance twice in his career before, but never had he thrown nine scoreless frames. That changed in the series finale against the Tigers on Sunday at Comerica Park, as Bauer allowed

San Diego relentless in record-shattering series

Padres stun Rockies with 2nd comeback in wild weekend
@AJCassavell
June 16, 2019

DENVER -- In one of the wildest series in baseball history, one miracle Padres comeback wasn't enough. So on Sunday afternoon, they made it two. Trailing by three in the top of the ninth inning, the Padres stormed back for four runs and a 14-13 victory over the Rockies in

Injury updates: Stanton, Thor, Altuve, Springer

12:15 AM EDT

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

Yankees' offense erupts amid roster shakeup

@Russ_Dorsey1
June 16, 2019

CHICAGO -- The Yankees have had a very eventful weekend and while they mostly made news for their most recent acquisition and the return of a superstar, on the field the team found a way to split a four-game set with the White Sox. Here are three takeaways from Sunday’s