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Twins turn 5-4-3 triple play against Yankees

13 minutes ago

The Twins converted a 5-4-3 triple play on Yankees first baseman Edwin Encarnacion's grounder to end the top of the first inning on Monday. Third baseman Luis Arraez stepped on the bag at third, then threw to second baseman Jonathan Schoop, who tossed to first to complete the second triple

Amidst rocky July, could Colorado deal Blackmon?

@jonmorosi
6:48 PM EDT

The 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 Wild Card

Rumors: Castellanos, Cubs, Pence, Yates

6:30 PM EDT

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

Where Power Rankings stand near Deadline

@alysonfooter
12:00 AM EDT

The Dodgers are running away with the National League West and they are the arguable favorites to win the NL pennant, but a wide-open Wild Card race has allowed two more teams from that division to sneak into postseason contention. One has been hanging around most of the season. The

Scherzer on 'pen session: 'I’m at 100 percent'

6:55 PM EDT

WASHINGTON -- All eyes were on Max Scherzer for his full bullpen session Monday afternoon, but there will be even more people watching him when he arrives at the ballpark Tuesday. How Scherzer feels the day after what he hopes is his final step in rehabbing from inflammation in the

Astros GM: Current roster can win it all

Astros still looking at starting pitching, catching depth before Deadline
@brianmctaggart
an hour ago

HOUSTON -- If the Astros are going to acquire a starting pitcher to add to front-end starters Justin Verlander, Gerrit Cole and Wade Miley, it likely won’t happen until close to the July 31 Trade Deadline, president of baseball operations and general manager Jeff Luhnow said on Monday. Luhnow said

 Trade target Wheeler expected to start Friday

5:55 PM EDT

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

Cora: Sox must win games before Deadline

@IanMBrowne
8 minutes ago

ST. PETERSBURG -- As the Red Sox opened a 14-game stretch on Monday night against exclusively the Rays and the Yankees, there was a sense of urgency due to both the standings and the calendar. One week from Wednesday is the July 31 Trade Deadline, and the defending World Series

Never shy in July: Rizzo on Nats' Deadline plans

@JamalCollier
11:11 AM EDT

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

Every MLB team's 'likeliest' Hall of Famer

@williamfleitch
July 21, 2019

On Sunday, six players were inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame. Headlining this year’s class was Yankees closer Mariano Rivera, the first player to be unanimously voted in by the Baseball Writers’ Association of America. Counting Rivera, 19 players have been enshrined in Cooperstown as a Yankee. New

'Impossible to say' if MadBum will be traded

@goodforball
July 21, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO -- Giants president of baseball operations Farhan Zaidi continued to drop no hints about Madison Bumgarner's immediate future and whether the popular left-hander would remain with the club past the July 31 Trade Deadline. Zaidi indicated the Giants' overall fortunes could influence Bumgarner's status. If San Francisco remains

Monday night's Rox-Nats game postponed

Split doubleheader scheduled for Wednesday
6:46 PM EDT

The Rockies and Nationals game on Monday night at Nationals Park was postponed due to inclement weather. It will be made up as a split doubleheader on Wednesday, July 24, as follows: Game 1 -- 1:05 p.m. ET (the rescheduled game) Game 2 -- 7:05 p.m. ET (the originally scheduled

Giles focused on Blue Jays, not Trade Deadline

@baseballexis
7:16 PM EDT

TORONTO -- It’s been almost a year since Ken Giles was told that his time with the Astros had come to an end, and he needed to pack up his belongings and his family in Houston to head north of the border to join the Blue Jays. There is just

Jeff McNeil, master of a lost art: Making contact

Mets' leadoff man among Majors' best hitters since callup last July 24
@AnthonyDiComo
2:11 PM EDT

On the McNeil family ball field, there was no lack of incentive to avoid home runs. Balls that went over the right-field fence tended to land in a stream, forcing the pitcher to navigate the fence and wade through water to retrieve them. Beyond that was a farm, with all

Edwin Jackson returns to Tigers on Minors deal

Veteran right-hander back in environs of career-best 2009 season
@beckjason
12:44 PM EDT

DETROIT -- A decade after Edwin Jackson became an All-Star with the Tigers, the right-hander is back, agreeing to a Minor League contract as the team looks for pitching depth for the stretch run. Jackson will report to Triple-A Toledo. While Jackson set a record earlier this year by pitching

Zimmerman back on IL with plantar fasciitis

Blazek, Stephenson join big league club; McGowin optioned to Minors
an hour ago

WASHINGTON -- It's the same book, different chapter for Ryan Zimmerman After MRI results Monday morning showed that Zimmerman has a slight tear of his right plantar -- a band that connects the heel bone to the toes -- the Nationals placed the veteran first baseman on the 10-day injured

Yankees get fresh arm for 'pen, recall Holder

Tarpley optioned to Triple-A; Gardner rests ailing knee
@BryanHoch
7:40 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS -- Jonathan Holder said there were no quick fixes to credit for his return to the Yankees' bullpen, just improved fastball command. The right-hander was recalled from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre on Monday in advance of the club's three-game series against the Twins at Target Field. Holder posted encouraging results in

Inbox: Will Dodgers move prized prospects?

Beat reporter Ken Gurnick fields fans' questions
@kengurnick
5:12 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES -- Questions regarding the July 31 Trade Deadline, the Dodgers' top prospects and more are answered in this week's Inbox. Which Dodger prospects are "untouchable," and which ones are tradeable? -- LAD Burner Account, @LADBurnerAcct If the Dodgers are about to trade any of their top prospects, catcher

Making the case for Bumgarner to stay with SF

@MikeLupica
12:33 PM EDT

The Giants got to a 50-50 record on Sunday with another extra-innings win against the Mets. Even having done that, and even improbably having played themselves back into the National League Wild Card picture, there is still a chance that they trade Madison Bumgarner -- one of San Francisco's greatest

Cubs option Edwards, add Wick to bullpen

an hour ago

SAN FRANCISCO -- The Chicago Cubs today recalled right-handed pitcher Rowan Wick from Triple-A Iowa. Right-handed pitcher Carl Edwards Jr. was optioned to Triple-A following yesterday’s game. Wick will be available for the Cubs tonight when they begin their three-game series at the San Francisco Giants. Wick, 26, joins the

Inbox: Will Tigers deal Boyd or Castellanos?

Detroit reporter Jason Beck answers fans' questions
@beckjason
7:37 PM EDT

Time to dig into the Tigers Inbox with just over a week to go until the Trade Deadline: Which Tigers player will get the biggest return at the Deadline? -- JP, Kentwood, Mo. If Matthew Boyd is traded, he’ll get the biggest return. The three extra seasons he can offer

7 teams that should go get Greinke

@AndrewSimonMLB
July 20, 2019

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

Twins place Cron (thumb) on IL, reinforce 'pen

Littell optioned to Triple-A Rochester; Thorpe, Stashak called up
@dohyoungpark
7:25 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS -- The Twins placed first baseman C.J. Cron back on the 10-day injured list with right thumb inflammation on Monday and optioned right-hander Zack Littell to Triple-A Rochester. Byron Buxton was also notably absent from Minnesota's roster moves, despite a successful full on-field workout at Target Field on Sunday.

Pirates GM: No plans to trade closer Vazquez

Huntington: '[He] will be closing next playoff games that we’re a part of'
@adamdberry
July 21, 2019

PITTSBURGH -- Neal Huntington is going to field plenty of phone calls and text messages over the next 10 days. Of course he is -- that’s his job leading up to the Trade Deadline. But even if the Pirates trade away veterans for prospects, the general manager won’t be picking

11 must-watch series as playoff race ramps up

@RichardJustice
July 21, 2019

Now to the really good stuff. To games that are played with what feels like a season hanging in the balance. To those late innings so tense you simply can’t sit whether you’re in the ballpark or at home. To sum up: The playoff races start now. At least this