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Judge departs with oblique injury, to get MRI

@SlangsOnSports
6:54 PM EDT

NEW YORK -- Aaron Judge exited the Yankees' 9-2 victory over the Royals on Saturday afternoon at Yankee Stadium in the bottom of the sixth inning with a left oblique injury and headed to New York-Presbyterian Hospital for further evaluation and an MRI soon thereafter. Yankees manager Aaron Boone said

You won't believe this running barehand catch

6:49 PM EDT

Freddy Galvis made possibly the play of the year so far in MLB in 2019, and he didn't even need a glove. The Blue Jays' shortstop made a running, over-the-shoulder barehanded catch to end the eighth inning in the Blue Jays' 10-1 victory over the A's on Saturday. Oakland catcher

Is that ... Jacob deGrom throwing a baseball?

5:40 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS -- Mets ace Jacob deGrom played catch in the outfield at Busch Stadium on Saturday morning, and now there is a possibility that he won’t undergo a scheduled MRI exam on his right elbow on Monday. deGrom, the reigning National League Cy Young Award winner, told reporters that

After review, Benintendi gets first career slam 

@Sportsgal25
7:19 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG -- It was clear the Red Sox enjoyed the taste of victory enough Friday to want to stretch it out the whole weekend. Andrew Benintendi did his part to get the festivities going on Saturday evening against the Rays at Tropicana Field by unloading his first career grand

Rendon leaves game after getting hit by pitch

@JamalCollier
32 minutes ago

MIAMI -- Anthony Rendon was removed in the third inning of Saturday’s game against the Marlins after getting hit on the left elbow by an errant pitch from Marlins starter Jose Urena. Rendon grimaced in discomfort at first base after getting hit by Urena’s 1-0 fastball in the top of

Gio to opt out of deal with Yanks (source)

3:14 PM EDT

Gio Gonzalez will opt out of his contract with the Yankees, a source told MLB.com's Mark Feinsand. New York will have 48 hours to either add him to the roster or grant him his release. If Gonzalez is added, he’ll earn a $3 million base salary, plus $300,000 per start.

Shoemaker sprains left knee in rout of A's

@goodforball
40 minutes ago

OAKLAND -- Matt Shoemaker’s injury spoiled an otherwise productive Saturday afternoon for the Blue Jays, who clobbered the A’s, 10-1. The Blue Jays established season single-game highs for runs, hits, extra-base hits and total bases while matching a 2019 best with three home runs. Rowdy Tellez and Brandon Drury hit

'Definitely a chance' Eovaldi may need surgery

MRI shows pitcher has two loose bodies in right elbow
@Sportsgal25
4:45 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG -- Boston's rotation took another hit on Saturday, when Nathan Eovaldi was placed on the 10-day injured list after an MRI revealed two loose bodies in his right elbow. Red Sox president of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski said there was a “definitely a chance” Eovaldi would need surgery,

Francisco Lindor back, Hanley designated

Francona: 'He was miserable not playing'
@MandyBell02
4:04 PM EDT

CLEVELAND -- After 74 days of battling through injuries, Francisco Lindor is back. The Indians announced Saturday afternoon that the All-Star shortstop has been activated off the 10-day injured list prior to the team’s doubleheader against the Braves, and he's expected to be in the lineup for Game 2. In

Greinke leads shutout for first Wrigley win

@SteveGilbertMLB
7:14 PM EDT

CHICAGO -- Zack Greinke once again fulfilled his duties as an ace as he helped deliver a win against the Cubs, 6-0, on a blustery Saturday afternoon at Wrigley Field. The win came one day after the D-backs struggled with Chicago’s wind and cold in a 5-1 loss. Greinke (3-1)

Here are next offseason's top 15 free agents

@castrovince
April 19, 2019

If your plans for next winter revolved around obsessively refreshing your social media feeds for free-agency updates on Nolan Arenado, Justin Verlander, Chris Sale, Xander Bogaerts, Khris Davis, Paul Goldschmidt, Aaron Hicks, Miles Mikolas or Sonny Gray, we have some terrible, terrible news for you. However, if MLB’s Extension Extravaganza

Rosario’s homers, robbery key Game 1 win

an hour ago

BALTIMORE -- Eddie Rosario continued his impressive tear, hitting two home runs for the second consecutive game as the Twins held on for a 6-5 victory Saturday over the Orioles in Game 1 of a doubleheader. “The guy has about as confident an approach as any player that I’ve ever

Carpenter exits game with left knee contusion

@LangoschMLB
6:55 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS -- Before the Cardinals finished their 10-2 victory over the Mets on Saturday afternoon, Matt Carpenter was removed from the game for precautionary reasons, shortly after the third baseman fouled a pitch off his left knee. Officially, Carpenter was diagnosed with a left knee contusion. Though Carpenter was

How's this for a MLB debut? Tucker thrills

@adamdberry
6:21 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH -- Cole Tucker arrived at PNC Park on Saturday morning to find a No. 3 jersey hanging in his new locker in the Pirates’ clubhouse. That uniform was last worn by veteran super-utility man Sean Rodriguez, who sent a message to Tucker when word surfaced that the 22-year-old shortstop

Overturned homer leads to Boone ejection

@SlangsOnSports and @ladsonbill24
6:46 PM EDT

NEW YORK -- What was originally a Gleyber Torres three-run homer was overturned on replay. Bidding for the Yankees' third long ball of the day in the third inning on Saturday at Yankee Stadium, Torres hit a fly ball to left field that Royals outfielder Alex Gordon was leaping to

Mikolas excels in eight-inning start for Cards

@LangoschMLB
6:50 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS -- Rarely one to forcefully counter a critique, manager Mike Shildt took exception on Saturday morning to what he perceived to be a suggestion that the club needed to consider other starting pitching options amid a run of abbreviated starts. “If we’re talking about the confidence in our

Chavis' arrival delayed in air, and on ground

Top prospect after adventure: 'I don't even know what day it is'
@Sportsgal25
6:25 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG -- Michael Chavis’ excitement was palpable as he entertained the media throng gathered around his locker on Saturday afternoon, animatedly describing his path to the big leagues. Only this story wasn’t so much about Chavis’ journey through the Minors en route to his first Major League callup as

Injury updates: deGrom, Judge, Eovaldi, Snell

6:58 PM EDT

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

Moncada maintaining even keel during breakout

Switch-hitter showing major improvement from right side; Jay making progress in return
@scottmerkin
3:25 PM EDT

DETROIT -- Yoán Moncada deposited a baseball where very few baseballs have gone before at Comerica Park, with his home run traveling 458 feet in the first inning of Friday’s 7-3 victory, marking the second-longest home run hit to straightaway center at Comerica since 2015, per Statcast. “That was the

Sanchez set to rejoin Yankees after rehab game

@SlangsOnSports
12:26 PM EDT

NEW YORK -- The Yankees are expecting Gary Sánchez back during their upcoming road trip, manager Aaron Boone said Saturday. Sánchez has been on the injured list since April 12 with a left calf strain. Prior to the injury, he was hitting .268 with six home runs and 11 RBIs.

This ace looks unhittable once again

Armed with one of MLB's filthiest pitches, Castillo is back to '17 form
@mattkellyMLB
10:40 AM EDT

One of the big questions in Cincinnati (and in fantasy circles, too) last April was, "What happened to Luis Castillo?" After an electric rookie start in summer 2017, the righty was carrying a 7.85 ERA and a garish 1.9 HR/9 rate through the season’s first month. But a year later,

Judge's exit looms over Yankees' 4-homer win

@SlangsOnSports
6:13 PM EDT

NEW YORK -- The Yankees hit four home runs Saturday, tied for their second-most in a game this season. They would've had five if not for a fan-interference call against Gleyber Torres. Ultimately, that extra home run did not matter, as the Yankees cruised to a 9-2 win over the

Cubs shut down Morrow after recovery setback

Veteran reliever did not respond well after throwing earlier this week
@MLBastian
1:57 PM EDT

CHICAGO -- The Cubs were hoping to have closer Brandon Morrow miss only the season's first month, but the pitcher's comeback from a right elbow injury has been put on hold. Cubs manager Joe Maddon noted on Saturday that Morrow (on the 10-day injured list) did not recover well from

Weather moves Hill's next rehab hurdle

@kengurnick
6:26 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE -- Poor weather forecasts in Oklahoma City and Tulsa have scratched Rich Hill's Monday night Minor League rehab start, and instead he will tentatively face hitters at the Dodgers’ Camelback Ranch-Glendale complex, manager Dave Roberts said on Saturday. Hill has recovered from a strained left knee suffered in a