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Judge on Friday return: 'It's about time'

42 minutes ago

Aaron Judge was in the Yankees' clubhouse on Thursday and said that he expects to be activated before Friday's game against the Astros. The slugger, who was on a rehab assignment at Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, said in the clubhouse, "It's about time." The Yankees also saw the return of Giancarlo Stanton

Rumors: Scherzer, Yankees, Abreu, Kluber

1:09 PM EDT

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

Why no love? 9 who deserve more ASG votes

@castrovince
1:33 AM EDT

Read our FAQ on this year’s revamped balloting format, which includes two phases of fan voting to determine the All-Star starters, and the ability to vote through Google Search. The people are speaking. And thus far, it’s hard to disagree with much of what they have to say. Earlier this

These draftees will be their team's No. 1 prospect

@JimCallisMLB
1:33 PM EDT

It's a shame that Mike Martin's coaching career didn't culminate in a College World Series championship, but that can't detract from his accomplishments and his class. Martin's final game with Florida State was a 4-1 loss to Texas Tech on Wednesday night. The Seminoles rallied late in the season to

Rockies lose Story (right thumb sprain) to IL

Colorado recalls No. 1 prospect Rodgers from Triple-A Albuquerque
@JakeDRill
3:18 PM EDT

PHOENIX -- Rockies shortstop Trevor Story went on the 10-day injured list with a right thumb sprain on Thursday, as manager Bud Black confirmed that this wouldn’t be an injury that gets resolved in short order. “It’s a sprain of some degree, and our medical department and the doctor told

These 6 clubs could target Bauer should Tribe sell

@feinsand
10:16 AM EDT

Things haven’t gone as planned in Cleveland this season. Will the Indians use the next six weeks to tweak their roster for a postseason run, or look to retool for a return to the top in future years? The Indians are lingering above .500, keeping them firmly in the American

Mets dismiss pitching coach Eiland (source)

@SlangsOnSports
3:25 PM EDT

The Mets have dismissed pitching coach Dave Eiland, a source told MLB.com's Anthony DiComo. Bullpen coach Chuck Hernandez was also let go, according to the New York Post's Joel Sherman. The club has not confirmed. Entering Thursday, the Mets had a 4.67 ERA, which ranked 20th in the Majors. The

Rays to explore idea of TB-Montreal split season

@feinsand
28 minutes ago

NEW YORK -- Major League Baseball’s executive council has granted the Rays permission to explore the possibility of playing a split-season schedule between the Tampa Bay area and Montreal, a move which Commissioner Rob Manfred said would aim to “preserve baseball in Tampa, but improve the economics of the club

Minor masterful, Andrus rakes as Rangers roll

@Sullivan_Ranger
30 minutes ago

ARLINGTON -- Rangers starter Mike Minor was given a two-run lead in the first and he made it stand up with a 4-2 victory over the Indians on Thursday afternoon at Globe Life Park. Minor was pitching on a sunny afternoon with a temperature that climbed up to 95 degrees

Pujols returns to city he never really left

@LangoschMLB
2:24 PM EDT

“If they never remember the championships, if they never remember the MVPs, if they never remember the Gold Gloves, or the Silver Sluggers; if they never remember any of it, but someone says, ‘He loved people,’ he’ll take that.” -- Todd Perry Albert Pujols expects there to be a moment,

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

Here are some future All-Stars from AL East

@Sportsgal25
9:50 AM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG -- As the influx of young super-talent mingles with its veteran counterpart across the country, many teams this season have developed exciting storylines regardless of win/loss record. In the American League East, Vladimir Guerrero Jr. burst on the scene in Toronto and Nate Lowe has helped the Rays

The 10 most important callups of 2019 so far

@RichardJustice
1:12 AM EDT

“We’re going to need you at some point.” Virtually every Major League player has heard those words a time or two in their careers. They’re being sent to the Minor Leagues because they’re caught in a roster crunch, or they have some things to work on, or the time just

Mad Max dominates with broken nose, black eye

@JamalCollier
12:37 AM EDT

WASHINGTON -- The ball left a sizeable imprint around Max Scherzer’s right eye, the blue one, now marked with a large bruise to go along with his swollen nose. Fluid had built up from the swelling underneath his eye, and it took him some time pregame to get used to

Reports: Ortiz not intended target in shooting

@MannyOnMLB
June 19, 2019

Former Red Sox star David Ortiz was not the intended target when he was shot at a club in the Dominican Republic on June 9, according to an ESPN report citing officials in the island nation. Ortiz remains hospitalized in Boston after doctors in the Dominican Republic removed his gall

Trout slams his way to a career-high 7 RBIs

Slugger crushes 2 homers as Angels fly above .500
@RhettBollinger
12:29 AM EDT

TORONTO -- Mike Trout has been on fire at the plate in recent weeks and kept it up against the Blue Jays on Wednesday, absolutely crushing two home runs, including a grand slam off right-hander Aaron Sanchez in the fourth inning to lead the Angels to an 11-6 win at

Hot Donaldson spells trouble for Braves’ rivals

Slugger breaks out on 8-2 homestand that gives club 4-game East lead
@mlbbowman
June 19, 2019

ATLANTA -- A little more than a week after entering this 10-game homestand one game back in the National League East, the Braves exited it with a four-game lead and reason to believe Josh Donaldson has suddenly re-established himself as one of the game’s most dangerous hitters. “Even before \this

Appreciation goes both ways for Pujols, Cards

Former Cardinal back in St. Louis for first time since 2011 World Series
@williamfleitch
3:52 PM EDT

The last time Albert Pujols played a game at Busch Stadium, a stadium he hit the first Cardinals home run at, a stadium he won two MVP Awards playing in, a stadium that in many ways he helped to build, he was running off the field in joy after winning

Miggy reacts to HR like it's 1st he's ever seen

12:43 AM EDT

Miguel Cabrera has accomplished plenty in his career: a World Series championship, two MVP Awards, a Triple Crown, four batting titles and, maybe most impressively, 469 home runs. That would suggest it might be hard to excite the 11-time All-Star on the diamond, but Brandon Dixon did just that in

Best MLB performances while injured or sick

@AndrewSimonMLB and @MannyOnMLB
12:47 AM EDT

Max Scherzer reminded us Wednesday night just how much pain an athlete can endure while still somehow putting together a brilliant performance. The right-hander tossed seven scoreless innings against the Phillies at Nationals Park with a broken nose and black eye, striking out 10 and prompting us to look back

Dodgers 1st to 50 wins with help from Taylor

@kengurnick
2:46 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES -- The Dodgers don’t panic when they lose a key performer. They just keep winning. Starting pitcher Rich Hill leaves Wednesday night’s game against the Giants with a forearm injury after one inning and the Dodgers slug four homers in a 9-2 victory, a 50th win in 75

Confusion ensues on Manny's reviewed near-HR

@AJCassavell
June 19, 2019

SAN DIEGO -- For a moment, Manny Machado thought he had a homer. Then, he had a double. Then, he was left with only a single -- the culmination of an odd play that ended with a jogging Eric Hosmer being tagged out at third base. With one out and

Nostalgia accompanies Willson's 2 HRs, slam

Exactly 3 years since 1st HR, C nearly replays 2018 heroics vs. Sox
@MLBastian
1:55 AM EDT

CHICAGO -- Willson Contreras watched the baseball soar over left field as he walked briskly up the first-base line. When the ball found the basket, then came the emphatic flip of the bat and the raucous eruption from Cubs fans at Wrigley Field. In the first inning of Wednesday’s 7-3

Instead of 'dragging,' Red Sox bounce back

E-Rod fans 9 over 7 efficient frames; Holt notches 3 RBIs
@IanMBrowne
1:05 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS -- Find a way. Any way. That was the mission of the Red Sox as they came to work on getaway Wednesday night at Target Field, trying to wash away the fatigue caused by a 17-inning loss, not to mention an unforgiving recent schedule. Call it a satisfyingly successful

Take a bow, CC: Lefty earns 250th career win

@BryanHoch
June 19, 2019

NEW YORK –- CC Sabathia did not fully appreciate his first visit to Cooperstown, N.Y., representing the Indians in the annual Hall of Fame Game nearly two decades ago. A Minor Leaguer then, he had no spare time to set foot in the museum, settling for a glance from the