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These 30 prospects could draw trade interest

@GoldenSombrero and @JimCallisMLB and @JonathanMayo
July 18, 2019

The July 31 Trade Deadline looms, with a rule change this year now forbidding the use of waivers to make deals afterward. So if teams want to bolster their rosters and enhance their postseason possibilities via trades, they'll have to do so in the next couple of weeks. With that

Hall of Fame FAQ: What to know about induction

12:24 AM EDT

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

Boone calls Yanks 'savages' during epic ejection

12:55 AM EDT

NEW YORK -- Yankees manager Aaron Boone gave a rookie umpire an earful, and he inadvertently provided his big-swinging squad with a new T-shirt tagline. Ejected in the second inning of the Yankees' 6-2 victory over the Rays in Game 1 of Thursday's doubleheader, Boone provided home-plate umpire Brennan Miller

Lefty Smyly agrees to deal with Phils (sources)

10:40 AM EDT

PHILADELPHIA -- Free-agent left-hander Drew Smyly could start for the Phillies as early as Sunday in Pittsburgh. The Phillies and Smyly have agreed to a Major League contract, although details were still being finalized, sources confirmed to on Friday. The team has not commented on the deal. Smyly, 30,

Another pitcher falls victim to a Muncy one-liner

July 18, 2019

PHILADELPHIA -- The Dodgers took exception to Phillies closer Hector Neris' reaction after he closed out the save in Thursday's series finale at Citizens Bank Park. The Dodgers' 7-6 loss ended a split of a wild series that featured a pair of Philadelphia pitchers being ejected, including Neris just two

Mariano's last game produced a special moment

Podcast: Hear Hall of Famer describe handing the ball to Jeter, Pettitte
11:03 AM EDT

Mariano Rivera had accomplished everything he could have possibly dreamed of. During his 19-year career, the right-hander had saved more games than anybody in history, won five World Series championships and earned the respect of everybody involved with the game. The Yankee had experienced a magical moment at the All-Star

An oral history of Edgar's hit that saved Seattle

25 seasons ago, Hall of Famer's clutch double preserved baseball in Emerald City
11:34 AM EDT

SEATTLE – As Edgar Martinez prepares to enter the National Baseball Hall of Fame on Sunday in Cooperstown, N.Y., the defining moment of his 18-year career with the Mariners will be replayed time and again. “The Double,” as it’s simply known to Mariners fans, did more than put Martinez on

Edwards Jr. rejoins Cubs bullpen after IL stint

Rosario optioned to Triple-A Iowa
an hour ago

CHICAGO -- The Chicago Cubs today activated right-handed pitcher Carl Edwards Jr. off of the 10-day injured list. Left-handed pitcher Randy Rosario has been optioned to Triple-A Iowa. Edwards will be available for the Cubs this afternoon when they begin their three-game series against the San Diego Padres at Wrigley

AL Notebook: Who will shape the Trade Deadline?

31 minutes ago

The National League playoff picture is a jumbled mess, with 14 of the league’s 15 teams sitting only a handful games out of a postseason berth. The American League? That appears to be a little easier to sort out. The Yankees, Astros and Twins hold their respective division leads, while

Rumors: Stroman, Boyd, Abreu, Bauer

7 minutes ago is keeping track of all the latest free agent and trade rumors right here.

Could recent success halt trade of Bumgarner?

Harper impressing in July; Yelich looks to join elite bunch
10:26 AM EDT

We’ve all been waiting for Madison Bumgarner’s final start in a Giants uniform for weeks now. What if it’s not imminent after all? A 13-3 surge has brought San Francisco from the basement of the NL West to the edge of contention, and suddenly the choices for Farhan Zaidi and

Count the Red Sox out at your own risk

10:24 AM EDT

The Yankees are playing this season the way the Red Sox played last season. Maybe better, considering what they’ve had to overcome with injuries. They might not win as many games as the Red Sox did last season. But they might come close. Injuries haven’t stopped them, because nothing has.

SD seeking Bauer? Twins, Dodgers eyeing Greene?

2:52 AM EDT

The Indians have won five straight games. If the postseason began today, they would host the American League Wild Card Game at Progressive Field. On Thursday night, Trevor Bauer struck out 10 batters as Cleveland completed a four-game sweep of Detroit. The Indians can’t trade Bauer now. Can they? The

Was that Bumgarner's final start with Giants?

5:17 AM EDT is keeping track of all the latest news and trade rumors surrounding impending free agent Madison Bumgarner right here.

Stras is 5th pitcher in 50 years to do this ... at bat

Righty homers among 2 hits in 8-run 3rd, adds 2-run single
12:31 AM EDT

ATLANTA -- For a moment, Stephen Strasburg ditched his usual stoic and serious demeanor. His three-run homer had just capped one of the Nationals’ biggest innings of the season -- an eight-run third inning to catapult the Nats to a 13-4 rout over the Braves on Thursday night at SunTrust

Giants win 6th straight in 16-inning walk off

Bumgarner allows 1 run in 9 innings; SF finds itself in thick of WC race
4:29 AM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO -- Even after completing nine innings for the Giants, Madison Bumgarner was ready to keep going. “He lobbied, trust me,” manager Bruce Bochy said, smiling. “He’s still mad at me for not letting him go out there in the 10th.” “Usually, if I really want to, I can

Injury updates: Scherzer, Kluber, Eovaldi, Hill

July 18, 2019

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

Yanks 8 games up after big 6th in Game 2

12:32 AM EDT

NEW YORK -- The Yankees applauded from the dugout as manager Aaron Boone touted his team’s offensive presence during a spirited on-field argument in Thursday’s first game, calling them “[bleeping] savages” for their continued ability to make pitchers’ lives difficult. Boone believed that message needed to be relayed to a

Where Astros' pitching stands after LA series

Despite not having best stuff, Miley limits Halos to just one run
1:30 AM EDT

ANAHEIM -- The Astros looked much more like themselves in the final two games of their series at Angel Stadium, rediscovering the timely hits and effective pitching that had been lacking in the first two games of the set. On Thursday night, Wade Miley allowed two runs (one earned) in

Cain takes HR away with stunning grab

1:31 AM EDT

PHOENIX -- Back, back, back and … into the outstretched glove of a leaping Lorenzo Cain. It’s a sight many batters have seen on potential home runs, and this time, the D-backs’ Eduardo Escobar was the victim of the robbery. Cain made an outstanding, home-run-robbing catch to end the first

Rosario's clutch 3-run HR ends A's streak

Twins outfielder confident in key situations: 'I love the moment'
1:14 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS -- Eddie Rosario lives for the big moment. He knows it. His manager knows it. All of his teammates and coaches know it. When Rosario stepped to the plate as a pinch-hitter with two on in the seventh inning, starter Kyle Gibson and three other Twins players all predicted

Lux extends unreal run with another huge game

July 18, 2019

The Dodgers consistently preach the value of their depth, and it appears they have another star in the making who is propelling his way through the pipeline. Gavin Lux homered for a fifth straight game on Thursday, going 5-for-6 and adding a pair of doubles in Triple-A Oklahoma City's 18-5

With trade winds swirling, Bauer fans 10

Though pair of homers leave righty furious, Ramirez's HR ensures a 'W'
July 10, 2019

CLEVELAND -- Trevor Bauer vs. Matthew Boyd. It was a matchup that was expected to draw a handful of Major League scouts, as the pair of hurlers have been attached to their fair share of rumors as the Trade Deadline quickly approaches. Bauer is no stranger to hearing his name