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El Mago makes huge no-look tag look easy

6:15 PM EDT

Few players can make the act of applying a tag as exciting as Javier Báez. And few moments were as key as the one Baez found himself in on Saturday at Wrigley Field, when he made a stupendous no-look tag to erase the would-be tying run on a stolen-base attempt

Who taught Doc the cutter? Only the best to do it

Cutter grip ball, once shared with late pitcher, among items in New Inductees exhibit
@castrovince
4:19 PM EDT

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. -- Among the more than 40,000 three-dimensional artifacts in the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, one stands out as profoundly poignant on this induction weekend. It’s a baseball with two fingers and a thumb traced in blue ink over the curved red seams and white horsehide,

Cool or critical? Trade Deadline urgency meter 

@RichardJustice
12:56 AM EDT

The Dodgers would absolutely love to trade for a reliever who would give manager Dave Roberts another option in those pesky late innings. As great as L.A. has been this season, the bullpen may be the only thing that keeps president of baseball operations Andrew Friedman awake at night. Shoring

7 teams that should go get Greinke

@AndrewSimonMLB
10:00 AM EDT

At 35 years old and more than halfway into the six-year contract he signed with the D-backs prior to the 2016 season, Zack Greinke remains a force. And as the July 31 Trade Deadline approaches, he should be drawing a lot of interest, if he is available. Yes, Greinke’s fastball

Yankees score 11 runs ... without a homer in win

Bronx Bombers improve to 14-0-1 in their last 15 home series
7:20 PM EDT

NEW YORK -- It’s no secret that the Yankees’ high-powered offense has relied on the long ball. They are fifth in the Majors with 162 home runs -- their highest total through 97 games in club history -- and they have homered in all but 14 games this season, posting

After moon landing, Gaylord shocked everyone

Manager Dark said, 'There’ll be a man on the moon before he hits a home run,' and he was right
@goodforball
1:21 AM EDT

On July 20, 1969, most Americans were consumed by the event of a lifetime: the Apollo 11 lunar landing. The Giants were no different. Giants groundskeeper Matty Schwab found space in his work area underneath the right-field grandstand at San Francisco’s Candlestick Park to plug in a black-and-white television set.

Yanks scout multiple starters Friday night

1:35 PM EDT

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

Can Jays get 'Archer-like package' for Stroman?

2:54 PM EDT

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

Voit hit by pitch on chin, later exits

Results of concussion protocol come back clear for Yankees slugger
@SlangsOnSports
5:46 PM EDT

NEW YORK -- Luke Voit was removed from the Yankees' 11-5 win over the Rockies on Saturday in the top of the fifth inning following a hit-by-pitch that grazed his left shoulder before hitting him in the chin. It was a 91.4 mph four-seam fastball from Chad Bettis in the

Avisail hits Rays' AL East champs banner on HR

5 minutes ago

There have been a lot of home runs hit in the Majors this season. What's one way to make yours stand out? Well, if you're Avisail Garcia, you launch one so hard and so far that it hits the banner celebrating the Rays' 2008 AL East title team out in

Hall of Fame FAQ: What to know about induction

@castrovince
July 19, 2019

Enshrinement awaits the six-member Class of 2019 when the National Baseball Hall of Fame holds its annual induction ceremony this weekend. Mariano Rivera, Edgar Martinez, Mike Mussina, Lee Smith, Harold Baines and the late Roy Halladay will be saluted Sunday afternoon in Cooperstown, N.Y., with their bronze plaques unveiled before

Rutschman homers in his professional debut

@JoeTrezz
6:43 PM EDT

BALTIMORE -- One game in, Adley Rutschman's pro career is already off and rolling. And in a big way. Nearly seven weeks after the Orioles made him their second No. 1 overall pick in franchise history, Rutschman homered while making his professional debut for one of the club's Gulf Coast

Rumors: Boyd, Greene, Nats, Minor

2:54 PM EDT

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

Edgar's long journey to Hall set to conclude

Mariners icon set for Cooperstown induction on Sunday
@gregjohnsmlb
4:30 PM EDT

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. -- For Edgar Martinez, this moment has been 10 years in the making. Or 36 years, really, from the time he broke into professional baseball as a shy 20-year-old at Class A Short Season in Bellingham, Wash. But the reality is finally sinking in for Martinez. He’ll finally

Baez hits go-ahead 3-run HR; Cubs win 7th of 8

@MLBastian
5:53 PM EDT

CHICAGO -- Javier Baez strolled out of the batter's box, admiring his work. With the wind howling out at Wrigley Field, there was no containing the baseball that the Cubs shortstop just sent rocketing over left-center field. The baseball dropped into the bleachers, confirming the confidence in Baez's steps and

Injury updates: Scherzer, Maybin, Richards

July 19, 2019

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

Alonso sets Mets' rookie RBI record on 3-run HR

@AnthonyDiComo
36 minutes ago

SAN FRANCISCO -- Earlier this week, Mickey Callaway was speaking to Todd Frazier about his 2015 Home Run Derby experience when Frazier mentioned how much that event sapped him, physically. In the days following the Derby, Frazier went 0-for-10 before warming at the plate later in July. With that conversation

HOF inductee Smith's key to his success? Sleep

@ToddZolecki
3:50 PM EDT

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. -- It took Lee Smith a long time to get to Cooperstown, but he is savoring the experience now that he is here. “All the work paid off,” he said. Smith, 61, smiled and laughed easily Saturday afternoon at the Clark Sports Center, just outside of town and

Eovaldi returns from 60-day injured list

11:00 AM EDT

BALTIMORE -- Nathan Eovaldi made his long-awaited return to the 25-man roster ahead of Saturday’s game against the Orioles. To make room for Eovaldi on the 25-man roster, the club optioned right-handed pitcher Ryan Weber to Triple-A Pawtucket. Red Sox manager Alex Cora wouldn’t commit to the idea of Eovaldi

Nats eye controllable relievers at Deadline

@JamalCollier
7:36 PM EDT

ATLANTA -- The Nationals’ biggest priority ahead of the July 31 Trade Deadline is no secret. Their bullpen, which began Saturday with a 5.97 ERA, the second worst in the Majors, has been their most pressing need all season, one that threatens to derail their postseason goals if they fail

Alexander's setback another blow to LA 'pen

@kengurnick
7:43 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES -- With the search for relief in overdrive approaching the July 31 Trade Deadline, Dodgers left-handed reliever Scott Alexander has been shut down indefinitely with nerve damage in his left thumb, manager Dave Roberts said on Saturday. Alexander was placed on the 10-day disabled list on June 11

Padres recall No. 19 overall prospect Urias

San Diego will call up pitchers Morejon, Baez on Sunday
@Russ_Dorsey1
2:53 PM EDT

CHICAGO -- It was only a matter of time before Luis Urias got another chance to be back in the big leagues. The Padres recalled their No. 2 prospect from Triple-A El Paso prior to Saturday's game against the Cubs at Wrigley Field. Urias was in the starting lineup for

Martinez lauded by baseball world at Hall

@gregjohnsmlb
6:59 PM EDT

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. -- As Edgar Martinez prepares to be inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame on Sunday (with coverage of the induction beginning at 8 a.m. PT on MLB Network and streamed live on MLB.com), here’s what others are saying about the long-time Mariners standout: Fellow Hall of