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This team has interest in Kimbrel -- on 1 condition

2:30 PM EDT

Closer Craig Kimbrel has compiled an impressive resume during his nine seasons in the big leagues, recording a microscopic 1.91 ERA with a 0.92 WHIP, 333 saves and a 14.7 K/9 rate. Below you will find a list of the latest news and rumors surrounding the right-hander, who remains unsigned.

Is Chapman MLB's top fireballer? Not anymore

@_dadler
2:54 PM EDT

Jordan Hicks is throwing unparalleled fire right now. The Cardinals' 22-year-old reliever has by far the fastest fastball in the Majors in 2019. And he dialed it up to his highest level of the season in Sunday's series finale against the Mets. Hicks' game-ending strikeout of Juan Lagares: a sinker

Two teams gained 9 spots in Power Rankings

@alysonfooter
1:11 AM EDT

It’s still April, which means the overused trifecta of “it’s still early,” “it’s too early to panic” and “they’re off to a slow start” is not quite ready to be shoved to the back of the sock drawer just yet. It truly is much too early to glean a lot

9 players ‘on pace’ for insane seasons

@RichardJustice
10:31 AM EDT

We’re not predicting Christian Yelich is going to hit 92 home runs or that Shane Greene is going to save 81 games or that Tyler Glasnow is going to go 29-0. As for Byron Buxton racking up 102 doubles, why not? That one seems strangely possible. We’re simply saying that

Need for speed: 1 flamethrower for each team

@williamfleitch
in 6 hours

Let’s not kid ourselves: the story of baseball in the year 2019 is velocity. Remember back when FOX telecasts used to show a flame going WHOOSH! every time a pitch went over 95 mph? They’d have to do that every pitch now. Pitchers throw harder now than at any time

Gio available after Yanks grant lefty's release

2:29 PM EDT

Two days after Gio Gonzalez opted out of his contract, the Yankees released him from his Minor League deal on Monday, making him a free agent. Gonzalez had changed agents, leaving longtime rep Scott Boras in favor of CAA, according to sources. Gonzalez signed a Minor League contract with the

Vlad Jr.'s time is coming ... just have to wait a bit

@gregorMLB
2:07 PM EDT

TORONTO -- There was some speculation over the weekend that Vladimir Guerrero Jr. might make his Major League debut as soon as Tuesday. According to an MLB.com source, that's not going to happen and instead Guerrero's debut won't be happening until at least later in the week. The Blue Jays

Rising star Torres shattering Yanks records

@SlangsOnSports
43 minutes ago

As part of Young Stars Week, MLB is celebrating one of the game’s most dynamic emerging talents each day from April 22-26. Leading off the festivities is 22-year-old Yankees infielder Gleyber Torres. Gleyber Torres hasn’t even played 162 Major League games yet, and he’s already bloomed into one of the

Week's top play must be seen to be believed

Laureano's homer-saving grab begins unreal sequence
@_dadler
an hour ago

Ramon Laureano made magic happen in the outfield again on Sunday, and the A's center fielder's latest highlight-reel addition was named the MLB Play of the Week presented by W.B. Mason on Monday. In the A's series finale against the Blue Jays, Laureano sparked a defensive sequence you'll have to

Polanco comes off IL; Bucs option Brault

16 minutes ago

The Pirates recalled outfielder Gregory Polanco from his rehab assignment and reinstated him from the 10-day injured list on Monday. Polanco had been on the injured list since the start of the season while recovering from left shoulder surgery (9/12). He went 6-for-20 (.300) with five RBIs and two stolen

Yelich, Gallo power way to POTW honors

@_dadler
an hour ago

After a week of crushing home runs, Christian Yelich and Joey Gallo were announced as MLB's Players of the Week presented by W.B. Mason on Monday. Yelich, amazingly, homered eight times for the Brewers to take home National League Player of the Week honors. Gallo homered four times for the

Here is when all the injured Yanks are due back

@BryanHoch
9:41 AM EDT

The early portion of the 2019 regular season has brought a rash of injuries for the New York Yankees, including a number of big-name players expected to provide production for a club with postseason aspirations. Here's a rundown of Yankees on the injured list, in alphabetical order by last name,

Wacha (knee) hits IL; Drew Robinson recalled

@_dadler
1:25 PM EDT

The Cardinals placed right-hander Michael Wacha on the 10-day injured list, retroactive to Friday, with left knee patellar tendinitis before Monday's series opener against the division-rival Brewers at Busch Stadium. Wacha had been slated to start Tuesday's game against Milwaukee. St. Louis hasn't announced who will start the game in

Are Mets more likely to sign Gio than Keuchel?

2:30 PM EDT

After a seven-season tenure with the Astros that included a trio of 200-inning seasons, an American League Cy Young Award in 2015 and an overall 3.66 ERA, Dallas Keuchel is now a free agent. Below, you will find a list of the latest news and rumors surrounding the left-hander. Rosenthal:

Bellinger robs Yelich, then wins it with homer

Joc, after his own 2-HR day: 'There's not much Belly can't do'
@kengurnick
April 21, 2019

MILWAUKEE -- From somewhere underneath Cody Bellinger’s long shadow, Joc Pederson has had an unobstructed view of the amazing start of his amazing teammate. “There’s not much Belly can’t do,” Pederson said, after Pederson’s two-homer birthday took a back seat to another brilliant display of talent from Bellinger, who robbed

Eloy on bereavement list; Sox recall Delmonico

20 minutes ago

Prior to Monday's game at Baltimore, the Chicago White Sox placed rookie outfielder Eloy Jiménez on the bereavement list and recalled outfielder Nicky Delmonico from Triple-A Charlotte. Jiménez, 22, has returned to his hometown of Santo Domingo, D.R., following the passing of his grandmother. Under Major League Baseball rules, he

Weekend sweep could turn tide for Red Sox

@MikeLupica
12:11 PM EDT

It has been one of the most fascinating Aprils ever in baseball, and the month isn’t over yet. You saw it all the way through this past weekend. Cody Bellinger robbed Christian Yelich of a home run -- what would have been Yelich’s 14th -- before Bellinger hit one of

Is this the craziest double play ever? Maybe!

@MartinJGallegos
April 21, 2019

OAKLAND -- A's center fielder Ramón Laureano has added to his superb defensive reputation with a handful of astonishing plays this season, but Sunday's tops them all. With a runner on first and one out in the second inning of the A's series finale with the Blue Jays -- an

Inbox: Is Bryant's start cause for concern? 

Beat reporter Jordan Bastian answers questions from fans
@MLBastian
11:53 AM EDT

**When do we start to worry about Kris Bryant? I already have, going back to last year. But, when does everybody else? His swing is late. He doesn't hit the ball hard. In a season where balls are flying out of the yard, he has one home run in Texas

Freeman on Bauer: 'He hasn't done his research'

Braves star reacts to curious comments from Tribe right-hander
@castrovince
April 21, 2019

CLEVELAND -- The tone was critical. The words were… complimentary? Add it all up, and Trevor Bauer’s postgame comments about the Braves’ bats after Atlanta’s comeback, 8-7 victory at Progressive Field on Saturday night were certainly curious. “It didn’t seem like they wanted to hit tonight,” said Bauer, who went

Bote flies home to meet new Cub after walk-off

@MLBastian
April 21, 2019

CHICAGO -- David Bote tossed his helmet aside and took the celebratory beating from his teammates. The Cubs' infielder then did a quick on-field interview and made a quick exit from Wrigley Field. It was not clear if he sprinted out of the ballpark still wearing his dirt-stained uniform. Bote

Paxton accomplishes rare Yankees feat vs. KC

Southpaw joins Cone as only pitchers in club history with back-to-back 12-plus strikeout games
@feinsand
April 21, 2019

NEW YORK -- James Paxton's big night against the Red Sox earlier this week provided him with his first big Yankees moment. On Sunday, the hard-throwing left-hander put on a repeat performance. Paxton struck out 12 batters in six-plus scoreless innings in New York's 7-6, 10-inning walk-off win over the

4 takeaways from Boston's sweep of the Rays

@Sportsgal25
April 21, 2019

ST. PETERSBURG -- On Friday, the Red Sox limped into Tampa Bay under a cloud of frustration and uncertainty. They’ll head back north toting a three-game win streak and their first series sweep of the season after a 4-3, 11-inning win on Sunday against the Rays at Tropicana Field. Gaining

Injury updates: Judge, Shoemaker, Rendon, Cano

1:14 PM EDT

Here's a look at the latest injury news around the Majors.

Donaldson's 2 homers propel Braves past Tribe

@castrovince
April 21, 2019

CLEVELAND -- It would be an exaggeration to refer to Progressive Field as Josh Donaldson’s “old stomping grounds,” as he only suited up for the Indians in 16 games at the end of 2018, when he was trying to prove himself healthy and they were trying to get a late-season