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Giancarlo Stanton exits with right knee contusion

@BryanHoch
31 minutes ago

NEW YORK -- Giancarlo Stanton was removed from Tuesday's game against the Blue Jays with a right knee contusion and was replaced in left field by Brett Gardner in the top of the fourth inning. Stanton is slated to have an MRI Tuesday night. Stanton had reached base on a

All-Star debate: A reason to vote for each finalist

@mattkellyMLB and @_dadler
11:30 AM EDT

These are all of the finalists for the Starters Election, which begins Wednesday at noon ET and runs through Thursday at 4 p.m. The winners will be unveiled on ESPN that night starting at 7 ET. Players who do not get elected starters are not automatically added to the team

Trade value for relievers may have just shot up

@jonmorosi
9:37 AM EDT

This year’s trade market for relief pitchers was destined to be one of the most competitive ever -- and that was before Monday’s news that Cardinals closer Jordan Hicks has a torn ulnar collateral ligament in his pitching elbow. Consider the context: Since the addition of a second Wild Card

Yanks HR in 28th straight for all-time MLB mark

@BryanHoch
7:39 PM EDT

NEW YORK -- The Major League record for consecutive games with a home run now belongs to the 2019 Yankees, and their juggernaut offense shows no signs of slowing anytime soon. DJ LeMahieu and Aaron Judge led off the bottom of the first inning on Tuesday with back-to-back home runs

Twins launch All-Star voting initiative

@dohyoungpark
20 minutes ago

These are all of the finalists for the Starters Election, which begins Wednesday at 11 a.m. CT and runs through Thursday at 3 p.m. The winners will be unveiled on ESPN that night starting at 6 CT. Players who do not get elected starters are not automatically added to the

ASG Starters Election finalists (Wed., noon ET)

@MannyOnMLB
June 24, 2019

The field is set for the inaugural Google MLB All-Star Starters Election in advance of the 2019 MLB All-Star Game presented by Mastercard. With voting wrapped in the three-week Primary phase of the 2019 Google MLB All-Star Ballot, the top three vote-getters at each position (nine for outfielders) have been

Thor K's 9 in what he hopes is lone rehab start

@AnthonyDiComo
23 minutes ago

PHILADELPHIA -- In what he hopes will be his lone Minor League rehab start, Mets pitcher Noah Syndergaard struck out nine over five innings Tuesday for Class A Brooklyn, allowing three runs as he worked to return from a strained right hamstring. Before departing Philadelphia for Aberdeen, Md., Syndergaard said

Rumors: Stroman, Bumgarner, Greene, W. Smith

5:17 PM EDT

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

Manny honored, then homers in Baltimore return

Third baseman swats 100th Camden Yards home run in second at-bat
@AJCassavell
7:43 PM EDT

BALTIMORE -- At some point during Monday's off-day -- when Manny Machado left his Baltimore hotel room and noticed a handful of black and orange "Machado 13" shirts in the area surrounding Camden Yards -- he was hit by a feeling he doesn't get very often. "I'm never nervous," Machado

Yanks believe 'The Machine' worthy of ASG nod

Tarpley recalled from Triple-A as Yankees shuffle bullpen
@BryanHoch
6:41 PM EDT

These are all of the finalists for the Starters Election, which begins Wednesday at noon ET and runs through Thursday at 4 p.m. The winners will be unveiled on ESPN that night starting at 7 ET. Players who do not get elected starters are not automatically added to the team

Teams get creative for Starters Election campaigns

6:35 PM EDT

These are all of the finalists for the Starters Election, which begins Wednesday at noon ET and runs through Thursday at 4 p.m. The winners will be unveiled on ESPN that night starting at 7 ET. Players who do not get elected starters are not automatically added to the team

OF Yoelkis Cespedes, Yoenis' brother, leaves Cuba

1:35 PM EDT

Yoelkis Cespedes, brother of Mets outfielder Yoenis, has deserted the Cuban National Team participating in the Can-Am League, according to multiple sources. A player on the Cuban National Team corroborated the desertion. The squad also activated from Cuba shortstop Alexander Ayala to replace Cespedes on its active roster. Cespedes, a

From 1 MVP to another, Yelich praises Giannis

@AdamMcCalvy
35 minutes ago

These are all of the finalists for the Starters Election, which begins Wednesday at 11 a.m. CT and runs through Thursday at 4 p.m. The winners will be unveiled on ESPN that night starting at 6 CT. Players who do not get elected starters are not automatically added to the

This Phils superstition plants seeds of success

@ToddZolecki
6:59 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA -- The large bamboo plant in the middle of the Phillies’ clubhouse is a fun thing meant to break up the bad mojo that has followed the team the past few weeks. Phillies infielder Brad Miller purchased a small one for his locker before Monday’s 13-7 victory over the

Here are your latest Cy Young poll leaders

@RichardJustice
1:00 AM EDT

In some ways, Astros right-hander Justin Verlander and Dodgers lefty Hyun-Jin Ryu could not be more different. At times, all they seem to have in common is results, and that’s why they remain atop MLB.com's third 2019 Cy Young Award polls by wide margins. Verlander received 30 of 35 first-place

British fan: 'You're going to get a load of nerds'

@castrovince
1:00 AM EDT

When the Yankees, Red Sox and their respective traveling parties arrive in England this week for the eagerly anticipated London Series, amid all the things they expect to encounter -- the tourist traps like Big Ben and Buckingham Palace, the local fare like tea and crumpets and fish and chips

Should Shohei Ohtani still be a two-way player?

Risk of injury, loss of at-bats make case to abandon pitching
@RhettBollinger
10:03 AM EDT

The Angels have made it clear that they view Shohei Ohtani as a two-way player and that he’ll return to pitching in 2020 after undergoing Tommy John surgery on Oct. 1 of last year. But with his immense offensive talent and his injury history, it’s fair to wonder if it

Injury updates: Stanton, J. Hicks, Anderson, Thor

22 minutes ago

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

Bochy wants closer Smith at All-Star Game

@mi_guardado
21 minutes ago

SAN FRANCISCO -- Rosters for the 2019 All-Star Game in Cleveland are set to be announced Sunday at 2:30 p.m. PT on ESPN, and manager Bruce Bochy believes the Giants have a natural candidate in closer Will Smith. "It'd be great to see Smitty there," Bochy said Tuesday. "What a

Pujols bats sixth for first time since 2001

@RhettBollinger
16 minutes ago

ANAHEIM -- Angels first baseman Albert Pujols saw an incredible streak come to an end in the series opener against the Reds on Tuesday, as it marked the first time in nearly 18 years that he batted as low as sixth in the batting order. Pujols, who hit sixth with

Gonsolin on callup: 'All the emotions flooded me'

@kengurnick
23 minutes ago

PHOENIX -- Tony Gonsolin, set to make his MLB debut as the Wednesday starter, was in the Dodgers' clubhouse Tuesday to get acclimated for his activation. He got the callup news from Oklahoma City manager Travis Barbary. “My heart started racing, started sweating immediately -- excitement, nervousness, anxious, all the

Baez makes things count even when he's behind

Edwards promotes healthy and active lives for kids
@MLBastian
8:11 PM EDT

CHICAGO -- Here is the truth about Cubs shortstop Javier Báez when it comes to his approach at the plate: The count does not matter as much as it might for another batter. "With Javy, the count matters," Cubs hitting coach Anthony Iapoce said. "But what he's trying to do

Every team’s ideal Home Run Derby participant

@williamfleitch
3:05 PM EDT

It feels sometimes that half the fun of a Home Run Derby is imagining who isn’t there. Even at their best, we map our hopes and memories on every T-Mobile Home Run Derby, trying to envision what it would look like if prime Mark McGwire were there, or Babe Ruth

Springer hits leadoff in return; McHugh back

@brianmctaggart
8:22 PM EDT

HOUSTON – The Astros moved a huge step closer to having their lineup back at full strength Tuesday by activating outfielder George Springer, along with right-handed reliever Collin McHugh, from the 10-day injured list. Springer, who had been out since May 24 with a strained left hamstring, was back hitting