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Cards send early message with sweep of Crew

4:18 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS -- As much as manager Mike Shildt may insist that the St. Louis’ only true opponent is itself, the standings always tell a different story. And that story for the past two seasons has been that the Cards haven’t measured up to a pair of division opponents. That

Vlad Jr. goes deep again in Triple-A

1:45 AM EDT

Vladimir Guerrero Jr., the Blue Jays No. 1 prospect, is not only the No. 1 prospect in baseball, he's one of the most vaunted prospects in baseball history. While hype has a negative impact on some, it doesn't appear to have fazed Guerrero at all. All he's done is rake,

Gio signs 1-year deal with Crew (source)

12-year veteran went 3-0 for Milwaukee last fall
29 minutes ago

ST. LOUIS -- The Brewers have agreed to bring back veteran left-hander Gio Gonzalez to help an underperforming pitching staff. A source told on Wednesday that Gonzalez was in agreement on a one-year Major League contract that will pay $2 million for the remainder of this season and includes

Tensions rising ahead of Phils-Mets series finale

32 minutes ago

Tensions could reach a boiling point when the Mets host the Phillies on Wednesday night at Citi Field. Frustrations have been mounting for the Phils, who have lost five of their past six games, and the club clearly did not appreciate it when Mets right-hander Jacob Rhame threw multiple fastballs

Mariners acquire pitcher Wright from Orioles

Bruce out of lineup for third straight day with sore left quad
3:54 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO -- Right-hander Mike Wright is out of Minor League options. He has been inconsistent, at best. He had run out of chances with his original organization. No wonder Wright caught the eye of the Mariners. “We are the team of opportunities,” manager Scott Servais said Wednesday after the

Wendle fractures right wrist on HBP

3:57 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG -- Rays infielder Joey Wendle fractured his right wrist when he was hit by a pitch during Wednesday's game against the Royals, X-rays at Tropicana Field revealed. Wendle was removed from the game after being hit on the right hand by Jake Diekman's pitch in the sixth inning.

Yankees activate Sanchez, send down Green

2:15 PM EDT

The Yankees activated catcher Gary Sanchez from the injured list prior to Wednesday night's game against the Angels. They also recalled left-hander Stephen Tarpley from Triple-A Scranton/ Wilkes-Barre and optioned righty reliever Chad Green and catcher Kyle Higashioka to Scranton Wilkes-Barre. Sanchez, who was placed on the injured list on

This exclusive club could get new member tonight

Baseball's 3,000-strikeout fraternity is probably smaller than you think
9:58 AM EDT

Baseball is about to see a player enter one of its most exclusive clubs, and it could happen Wednesday night. Yankees left-hander CC Sabathia sits just six K's shy of 3,000 strikeouts heading into his start against the Angels in Anaheim on Wednesday. Sabathia, who has announced that 2019 is

Watch: 2 speedsters get caught on same play

35 minutes ago

ST. PETERSBURG -- Primed to put up a big inning against Rays ace Blake Snell on Wednesday afternoon at Tropicana Field, the Royals were turned away without a run, despite two of the fastest runners in the Majors, Terrance Gore and Billy Hamilton, flaunting their speed on the bases. With

'Electric' Luzardo could return to Minors in May

A's top lefty prospect and camp standout progressing with rehab program
4:22 PM EDT

Jesus Luzardo is the top left-handed pitching prospect, according to MLB Pipeline, and A's fans certainly welcomed the recent news that he has resumed throwing after a strained left shoulder idled him in March. During a sensational spring in which Luzardo struck out 15 batters and posted a 0.93 ERA

8 under-the-radar rookies grabbing our attention

10:30 AM EDT

You’ve heard a lot about Pete Alonso and Fernando Tatis Jr., and justifiably so. Both of them have greatness written all over them. You may have been tracking Victor Robles and Eloy Jimenez before they made their Major League debuts, and like the rest of us, you’ll be thrilled when

Snell handled cautiously by Rays in return

4:20 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG -- Reigning American League Cy Young Award winner Blake Snell returned to the mound Wednesday, but the Rays were unable to finish the sweep against the Royals in a 10-2 loss at Tropicana Field. The left-hander allowed three runs, two earned, over 3 1/3 innings. Snell, who landed

Rendon nears return; Zim gets day off to heal

3:19 PM EDT

DENVER -- Nationals third baseman Anthony Rendon may be nearing a return to the starting lineup, although he wasn't in it for Wednesday's series finale vs. the Rockies at Coors Field. Rendon hasn't played since being hit on the left elbow by a Jose Urena fastball on Saturday in Miami,

Mondesi, Merrifield homer as Royals romp

4:21 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG -- This is the type of offense Royals manager Ned Yost envisioned when the season began. The Royals manufactured some runs with their speed and powered home some others with home runs in a 10-2 triumph over the Rays on Wednesday, salvaging the final game of the series

Junis exits after taking liner off hand

3:32 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG -- Royals right-hander Jakob Junis had to leave Wednesday’s game against the Rays because of a right hand contusion and is considered day to day. Junis took a line drive from Yandy Diaz off his throwing hand and glove with one out and two runners on in the

Vlad Jr.'s big league callup appears imminent

4:25 PM EDT

TORONTO -- Vladimir Guerrero Jr. appears to be on the verge of making his Major League debut after he played in three consecutive games at Triple-A Buffalo for the first time this season. Guerrero went 2-for-5 with a homer and two runs scored in Buffalo's 5-4 victory over Syracuse on

Blue Jays give Panik motivation to go deep

Parra hits service-time milestone; Suarez out two weeks with hamstring strain
3:40 PM EDT

TORONTO -- Amid all the hype surrounding Kevin Pillar’s highly anticipated return to the place he spent his entire career before joining the Giants was an offensive outburst for the visiting squad at Rogers Centre. In Tuesday night’s 7-6 win over the Blue Jays, San Francisco had 10 hits, seven

Rockies activate Murphy, option Hoffman

3:26 PM EDT

DENVER -- Rockies manager Bud Black smiled about the fact that Daniel Murphy’s name was on the lineup card on his office desk. Out since suffering a fractured left index finger during the second game of the season, Murphy returned to the No. 3 spot in the Rockies’ order Wednesday

Wheeler the first 100/100 pitcher in 2019

Hard-throwing righty hits first career HR at 101.4 mph exit velocity
12:30 AM EDT

NEW YORK -- For a Major League batter, hitting a ball at least 100 mph is a relatively common feat. For a pitcher, less so, though 13 of them have managed it this season. Throwing a ball at least 100 mph? While more common than ever, it's still a rare

Watch Javier Baez steal 1B with juke move

12:10 AM EDT

Javier Báez gave us another example of why many consider him the most entertaining player in the game. Right after Anthony Rizzo homered to give the Cubs a six-run lead in Tuesday night's 7-2 victory over the Dodgers at Wrigley Field, Baez tapped a soft ground ball to first baseman

These pitchers threw a no-hitter ... and lost

1:00 AM EDT

As you probably know, throwing a no-hitter is usually a good way to set your team up for success and a win. To wit: There have been 299 nine-inning no-hitters in Major League history, including combined no-hitters, and the team to throw the no-hitter has won all but two of

Bader joins lofty company on Young Stars Week

Cardinals center fielder draws acclaim from MLB Network
9:00 AM EDT

ST. LOUIS -- Even before Harrison Bader had played a full season in the Majors, his star quality had begun to emerge. It started last season when Bader arrived in St. Louis with a skill set that reminded Cardinals fans of their beloved Whiteyball days. His profile continued to increase

Carrasco's MRI results negative after collision

12:27 PM EDT

CLEVELAND -- The Indians can officially breathe a sigh of relief. Starter Carlos Carrasco was sent for a precautionary MRI on Tuesday after he left the Indians' 3-1 loss to the Marlins at the end of the fourth inning due to left knee discomfort. But on Wednesday morning, the right-hander

High heat in 9th inning angers Hoskins, Phillies

'He just said they were trying to go inside, and I laughed'
April 23, 2019

NEW YORK -- It took a fastball over Rhys Hoskins' head in the ninth inning Tuesday night for the Phillies to show their first signs of life in a few days. Maybe it leads to something. The Phillies looked listless again in a 9-0 loss to the Mets at Citi