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Teen phenom leads updated Top 100 list

@JonathanMayo
June 18, 2019

Another month and change has gone by since we last updated our Top 100 Prospects list. We’re just about at the half-way point of the 2019 Minor League season and short-season leagues have just gotten underway, so it’s a perfect time to make some tweaks to the list. This will

Do Yanks prefer these pitchers to Bumgarner?

12:58 PM EDT

Do Yankees prefer other pitchers to Bumgarner? June 19: The Yankees are expected to add a pitcher or two before the July 31 Trade Deadline and have been linked to Giants left-hander Madison Bumgarner, but MLB Network insider Joel Sherman notes in an article for the New York Post that

11 fun and (semi-plausible) trade ideas

@castrovince
1:23 AM EDT

Most of the time, this time of year, we’re here to discuss prudent, plausible and perhaps even paramount trade targets for teams in need of an in-season upgrade. But today, let’s just have some fun. Here’s a list of 11 trade candidates and teams that would create especially interesting plot

Marlins to call up prospect Zac Gallen (sources)

Lopez set to go on injured list with unspecified injury
@JoeFrisaro
an hour ago

ST. LOUIS -- The Marlins will not be starting right-hander Pablo López on Thursday in their series finale against the Cardinals due to an apparent injury. Instead, the organization will be calling up Triple-A New Orleans right-hander Zac Gallen, who will be making his MLB debut, according to multiple sources.

Rumors: Scherzer, Bumgarner, Lindor, Hand

12:59 PM EDT

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

Gardner's role to shift with roster additions

@BryanHoch
12:50 PM EDT

NEW YORK -- The new-look Yankees' roster projects to impact Brett Gardner's time in the lineup more than most, but manager Aaron Boone believes that the longest-tenured player in pinstripes will continue to see the field in important situations. "He's still going to play a lot, and I think that’ll

Where 9 up-in-the-air teams may land by Deadline

@williamfleitch
12:01 PM EDT

There’s a general baseball maxim that you shouldn’t start taking the standings all that seriously until Flag Day. This strikes one as overly simplistic -- it’s not like last Friday happened and the Orioles looked up and said “All right, now we’re out of it” -- but there is some

VOTE NOW: All-Star primary ends Friday, 4 ET

@castrovince
June 17, 2019

Baseball’s version of the primary season is upon us, and the sport’s answer to Election Day is not far behind. And in incorporating shades of the political process, the 2019 Google MLB All-Star Ballot brings major change to the selection system for All-Star Game starters. • VOTE NOW: 2019 Google

Lockett will make Mets debut Thursday (sources)

@AnthonyDiComo
11:38 AM EDT

ATLANTA -- With Noah Syndergaard on the injured list, the Mets plan to turn to one of their key offseason acquisitions for a boost. The team will call up right-hander Walker Lockett on Thursday to make his Mets debut at Wrigley Field, multiple sources said. The team has not announced

Sean Newcomb placed on concussion IL

@mlbbowman
1:00 PM EDT

ATLANTA -- The Braves on Wednesday placed Sean Newcomb on the 7-day concussion injured list four days after the left-handed pitcher was hit in the back of the head with a line drive. Newcomb passed all of the initial tests that were performed after he was hit by J.T. Realmuto’s

Scherzer breaks nose, but expects to start G2

@JamalCollier
12:39 PM EDT

WASHINGTON -- With a splint on his nose and a black right eye, Max Scherzer stood in manager Dave Martinez’s office Tuesday night and went through his pitching motion, complete with his custom scowl. Hours earlier, he had fouled a ball off his face during a bunting drill, breaking his

Jose Altuve activated from IL, batting 3rd

@brianmctaggart
10:06 AM EDT

CINCINNATI -- The Astros activated All-Star second baseman Jose Altuve from the injured list prior to Wednesday’s series finale against the Reds at Great American Ball Park and optioned left-hander Cionel Perez to Triple-A Round Rock. Altuve will play second and bat third. It will mark Altuve’s first game action

VanMeter optioned to make room for Iglesias

Reds choose to keep Ervin to serve as backup outfielder
@m_sheldon
12:46 PM EDT

CINCINNATI -- The Reds returned shortstop José Iglesias from the paternity list on Wednesday and optioned infielder/outfielder Josh VanMeter to Triple-A Louisville. In Miami on Monday, Iglesias and his family welcomed their third child and first girl, Antonella. By sending out VanMeter, the Reds essentially chose to keep Phillip Ervin

Kepler ties it in 13th, wins it in 17th for Twins

Baldelli: 'That was one of the best games I've been a part of'
@dohyoungpark
3:40 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS -- The powerful Twins offense had been starved for a clutch hit in the last three games -- and they got three big ones from Max Kepler late in Tuesday night's game. By late, we mean really, really late. Hours after he initially tied the game with an eighth-inning

Yamamoto continues historic start to MLB career

Right-hander shuts out Cards over 7 innings for 2nd straight start
@JoeFrisaro
12:45 AM EDT

ST. LOUIS -- Two starts into his MLB career, and Jordan Yamamoto already is making history. The 23-year-old from Kailua, Hawaii, turned in his second consecutive outing of seven scoreless innings against the Cardinals, allowing just two hits and two walks while striking out seven in the Marlins’ 6-0 victory

Judge hits first rehab HR, may rejoin Yanks Fri.

@BryanHoch
1:51 AM EDT

NEW YORK -- Aaron Judge crushed an opposite-field laser over the right-field wall for Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre in a Minor League rehabilitation game on Tuesday evening, and that may clinch the slugger's return to the Yankees' lineup. Yankees manager Aaron Boone said after Tuesday's 6-3 win over the Rays that "it's

Injury updates: Scherzer, Buxton, Altuve, Judge

June 18, 2019

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

Blackmon's uncommon feat a Rockies first

Outfielder on a tear since returning from injured list
@JakeDRill
2:14 AM EDT

PHOENIX -- Not many players have been on a roll like Charlie Blackmon is on right now. Not even his four-time All-Star, four-time Silver Slugger-winning teammate, Rockies third baseman Nolan Arenado. • VOTE NOW: 2019 Google MLB All-Star Ballot “It’s unbelievable, man,” Arenado said. “I mean, he’s probably physically worn

Leap for catch, stick to wall: JBJ does it all

2:48 AM EDT

Jackie Bradley Jr. making an amazing catch is something we've come to expect. But in Tuesday night's 4-3 loss to the Twins in Minnesota, the Red Sox center fielder went all Ken Griffey Jr. on us by making the grab on a deep fly ball by Jorge Polanco before briefly

HR streaks keep Maybin (4), Yankees (21) hot

In beating Rays, NY within 4 of franchise record for consecutive games with homer
@BryanHoch
1:26 AM EDT

NEW YORK -- Cameron Maybin's consistent refrain has been that he will not waste energy worrying about things that are out of his control, such as the security of his roster spot. The veteran outfielder prefers to let his performance speak for itself, and with each big swing, the Yankees’

Remember me? Eloy's HR sinks Cubs

@scottmerkin
12:13 AM EDT

CHICAGO -- When Eloy Jiménez was signed by the Cubs in 2013 as one of the game’s top international prospects, he dreamed of hitting a home run at Wrigley Field. On Tuesday night, he did just that. “But now I’m with the White Sox,” said Jimenez, flashing his trademark broad

5 surprise teams and their Deadline strategies

@RichardJustice
June 18, 2019

The White Sox are one kind of surprise. Pretty much everyone in the game knew they were headed in the right direction. Once the decision was made to accumulate young talent and start a new chapter, general manager Rick Hahn got so much done so quickly he may have surprised

Hamels becomes 10th lefty with 2,500 K's

@MLBastian
1:15 AM EDT

CHICAGO -- Cole Hamels stood at the back of the mound, pausing for a moment as the decibel level climbed inside Wrigley Field on Tuesday night. He waited as the roar grew in intensity, finally lifting his blue cap into the air to acknowledge the warm response to a career