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Rumors: Bauer, Boyd, Ray, Will Smith, J.D.

1:40 PM EDT

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

Report: Chances 'pretty high' for Wheeler trade

an hour ago

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

Klentak addresses Phillies' Trade Deadline plans

GM: 'It's really about building an organization that can sustain its competitiveness'
@ToddZolecki
7:35 PM EDT

DETROIT -- Think Kyle Lohse, not Cliff Lee. Think Joe Blanton, not Roy Oswalt. Phillies general manager Matt Klentak said Tuesday afternoon at Comerica Park that he is looking to make upgrades before the July 31 Trade Deadline, but he said the Braves’ 7 1/2-game lead in the National League

20 players, 20 Trade Deadline predictions

@mike_petriello
12:02 AM EDT

The 2019 Trade Deadline is a week from Wednesday (4 p.m. ET on July 31), and as you've probably heard, it's a little different this year. There's no August waiver period this time around, and therefore if teams want to make moves to reinforce a playoff push, they've only got

Yanks' options may be shrinking on SP market

7:41 PM EDT

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

Alonso, Lowe pace Rookie field in latest poll

@RichardJustice
11:00 AM EDT

Pete Alonso of the Mets and Brandon Lowe of the Rays continue to hold big leads in this season’s Rookie of the Year races. In the latest poll of MLB.com reporters, each received 35 of 41 first-place votes, and neither player appears close to being challenged. Alonso surely can begin

Padres aggressively eyeing controllable arms 

@AJCassavell
7:46 PM EDT

NEW YORK -- The Padres have spent the better part of two seasons searching for controllable frontline starting pitching. Ahead of next week's July 31 Trade Deadline, very little has changed on that front. One important factor has changed, however: the calendar. Suddenly, there's a Deadline looming next week. If

Deadline latest: Sizing up Sox, Padres, Giants

@feinsand
July 22, 2019

It was only one year ago that the Red Sox were steamrolling their way through the American League, moving 40 games over .500 on July 23. Through 101 games this season, Boston has yet to reach the 10-over-.500 mark, leaving them scratching and clawing to stay relevant in the American

Giolito to continue dancing in honor of Skaggs

@scottmerkin
8:07 PM EDT

CHICAGO -- Lucas Giolito often can be found dancing while putting in long hours in the weight room or simply while he’s hanging out in the White Sox clubhouse. For that little piece of necessary fun brought to baseball, the talented right-hander credits the late Tyler Skaggs. The duo frequently

Where do Braves stand in Stroman sweepstakes?

1:02 PM EDT

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

Is Bumgarner now likely to stay put?

3:08 PM EDT

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

Scherzer to return Thursday in finale vs. Rox

@JamalCollier
6:29 PM EDT

WASHINGTON -- Max Scherzer is scheduled to return from the injured list to start Thursday’s series finale against the Rockies, Nats manager Dave Martinez announced Tuesday. A day after throwing a bullpen session where he said he felt 100 percent, Scherzer played catch again Tuesday without issue. With both Scherzer

Sanchez 'just missing' on hittable pitches

All-Star catcher batting .125 over 20-game stretch
@BryanHoch
7:53 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS -- Gary Sánchez was a most deserving representative at the All-Star Game, where the Yankees catcher played an important part in the American League's victory, belting a fifth-inning double into the left-field corner before charging around the bases to score on a single. Since then, the highlight-reel moments have

Amid rocky July, could Colorado deal Blackmon?

Rays in position to become buyers at Deadline despite recent slide
@jonmorosi
1:10 AM EDT

The Colorado Rockies are 3-12 since the start of July. That is the National League’s worst record this month. They’ve allowed the most runs in the Majors over that span -- an alarming average of 8.1 per game. Understandably, the Rockies aren’t focused on adding short-term rentals as their NL

Moreland back; Hernandez option 'a tough one'

@IanMBrowne
6:39 PM EDT

BOSTON -- The activation of veteran first baseman Mitch Moreland from the injured list on Tuesday left the Red Sox with the tough move of optioning utility infielder Marco Hernandez to Triple-A Pawtucket. The left-handed hitter, aside from being a feel-good comeback story, was hitting .339 (21-for-62) since his recall

DR prospects partake in showcase for MLB scouts

@JesseSanchezMLB
4:39 PM EDT

SCHAUMBURG, Ill. -- Almost all of the 50 teenagers who traveled from their homes in the Dominican Republic to the Chicago suburb for this week’s Dominican Prospect League’s Elite Underclass Series had never been on an airplane. Only a few had seen a park as modern as Boomers Stadium, home

Wheeler locked in for possible Mets swan song

@AnthonyDiComo
7:22 PM EDT

NEW YORK -- In a situation that could have a ripple effect for teams throughout the league seeking starting pitching, Zack Wheeler threw a 30-pitch live batting practice session on Tuesday at Citi Field with no ill effects. Wheeler remains in line to start Friday against the Pirates, in what

Woodruff has history with oblique injury

Right-hander expected to miss six weeks due to strain
@AdamMcCalvy
7:46 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE -- Unfortunately, Brewers starter Brandon Woodruff has experience coming back from an oblique injury. He’ll rely on that while navigating his current stint on the injured list, which the club estimates will sideline the All-Star right-hander six weeks. “I had one in 2015 [at advanced Class A Brevard County],

Tanner Anderson rejoins A's; Martini optioned

Manaea scheduled for rehab start on Wednesday
@alysonfooter
7:35 PM EDT

HOUSTON -- A somewhat stretched A's bullpen received a reinforcement on Tuesday when the club recalled right-hander Tanner Anderson from Triple-A Las Vegas. Outfielder Nick Martini was optioned back to Las Vegas, after a one-day stint in the big leagues. Anderson, who was scheduled to start for the Aviators on

Wood dominates latest rehab start: 'He felt great'

Lorenzen played 3 positions Monday: 'All the changes don't bother me'
@m_sheldon
8:01 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE -- Reds left-handed starter Alex Wood appears close to being ready to make his 2019 debut with the club. In his fourth rehab assignment start, this time with Double-A Chattanooga on Monday, Wood allowed one earned run, four hits and no walks over six innings while striking out four

Yonder Alonso joins Rockies; Oh designated

Rusin experiencing turnaround in Triple-A Albuquerque and could return in new role
@harding_at_mlb
6:44 PM EDT

WASHINGTON -- Yonder Alonso hopes he can make his new opportunity a bright one for himself and the Rockies. Alonso rejoins manager Bud Black, his skipper in San Diego from 2012-15, with hopes of providing left-handed production and power. The 32-year-old struggled in limited playing time with the White Sox,

No fracture for Yandy Diaz; Rays activate Duffy

Slugger 'still in a lot of pain' after fouling ball off foot, placed on 10-day IL
@juanctoribio
5:36 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG -- Yandy Díaz, who left Monday’s 9-4 loss to the Red Sox after fouling a pitch off his left foot, was placed on the 10-day injured list on Tuesday with a foot contusion. The Rays reinstated infielder Matt Duffy (left hamstring) from the injured list and designated relief

Never shy in July: Rizzo on Nats' Deadline plans

@JamalCollier
July 22, 2019

ATLANTA -- Recent years have shown that general manager Mike Rizzo is not afraid to get a jump-start on the trade market to address the Nationals' biggest need before the Trade Deadline. One year ago, he acquired Kelvin Herrera from the Royals in the middle of June. In 2017, he