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Roster move

4:44 PM EDT

The Pirates have reinstated infielder/outfielder JT Riddle, who began the season on the injured list with a right abdomen strain. The Pirates have also placed RHP Nick Burdi on the 45-day injured list with a right elbow injury.

Blue Jays roster moves

4:05 PM EDT

The Toronto Blue Jays have placed OF Derek Fisher on the 10-day injured list with a left quad strain. OF Billy McKinney has been recalled from the taxi squad and will be active for tonight’s game.

Cardinals recall Reyes and Cabrera; purchase contracts of Schrock And Ramirez

Ravelo placed on injured list
3:11 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS, MO., August 5, 2020 – The St. Louis Cardinals announced today that they added four players from the Alternate Training Site in Springfield, recalling pitchers Alex Reyes and Génesis Cabrera and purchasing the contracts of infielder Max Schrock and pitcher Roel Ramirez (pronounced RO-ell). Additionally, infielder Rangel Ravelo

Dodgers recall IF/OF Zach McKinstry

LHP Victor González optioned to alternate site
2:03 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES - The Los Angeles Dodgers have recalled infielder/outfielder Zach McKinstry and have optioned left-handed pitcher Victor González. McKinstry, 25, will be recalled for the first time in his career and his next appearance will be his Major League debut. The Ohio native has been in the Dodger organization

Rangers trade RHP Ariel Jurado to New York Mets for cash considerations and player to be named later

Jurado was designated for assignment on Friday
1:56 PM EDT

Arlington, Texas — The Texas Rangers today announced that the club has traded right-handed pitcher Ariel Jurado to the New York Mets in exchange for cash considerations and a player to be named later. Jurado will be sent to New York’s Alternate Training Site. Jurado, 24, was designated for assignment

Mets acquire RHP Ariel Jurado

1:49 PM EDT

FLUSHING, N.Y., August 5, 2020 – The New York Mets today announced that the club has acquired RHP Ariel Jurado from the Texas Rangers in exchange for a player to be named later and cash considerations. To make room on the 40-man roster, outfielder Ryan Cordell has been designated for

Rangers activate LHP Joely Rodríguez from 10-day injured list, place 1B Greg Bird on 10-day injured list

Rodríguez will be available tonight seeking his Rangers debut
August 4, 2020

Oakland, Calif. — The Texas Rangers announced prior to tonight’s game that the club has activated left-handed pitcher Joely Rodríguez from the 10-day injured list. Rodríguez (#57) will be available for tonight’s series opener in Oakland, seeking his Rangers debut. To make room on the active 30-man roster for Rodríguez,

Melanie Newman to make Orioles history as first female game broadcaster

August 4, 2020

Orioles broadcaster MELANIE NEWMAN will become the first female broadcaster in franchise history to call play-by-play for a regular season game tonight as the club hosts the Miami Marlins at 8:15 p.m. ET. Newman, who will handle play-by-play duties on the 44-station Orioles Radio Network alongside GEOFF ARNOLD, will become

Big League Impact announces 8th annual fantasy football fundraiser

Fans Can Compete Virtually with Cardinals Players and Support Cardinals Care
August 4, 2020

ST. LOUIS, Mo., August 4, 2020 – In its eighth straight year, Big League Impact Fantasy will give baseball fans the chance to compete head-to-head with their favorite baseball players in fantasy football — all for charitable causes. Fans will play directly against big leaguers, with donations from entry fees

Cardinals place six on injured list and activate Brad Miller

Team intends to make additional transactions on Wednesday
August 4, 2020

ST. LOUIS, MO., August 4, 2020 – The St. Louis Cardinals announced today that the club activated infielder Brad Miller* (right ankle bursitis) from the 10-Day Injured List, and placed catcher Yadier Molina, infielders **_Paul DeJong and Edmundo Sosa, and pitchers Carlos Martínez, Junior Fernández, and *_Kodi Whitley on the

A’s place RHP Jordan Weems on 10-day injured list; recall RHP James Kaprielian from alternate site

August 4, 2020

OAKLAND, Calif. – ­­­­The Oakland A’s placed right-handed pitcher Jordan Weems on the 10-day injured list retroactive to Aug. 1 with a strained right latissimus dorsi and recalled right-handed pitcher James Kaprielian from their alternate site, the club announced today. Weems was on the A’s Opening Day roster and made

Cleveland Indians scream for Perry's Ice Cream

Perry’s Ice Cream becomes the official ice cream partner of the Cleveland Indians through 2023
August 4, 2020

Cleveland, OH – The Cleveland Indians announced today a new partnership with Perry’s Ice Cream Company, Inc., a Great Lakes regional brand and Upstate New York’s #1 ice cream choice. The new partnership is a four-year deal through 2023 and will bring a sweet dessert to the Cleveland Indians partner

MLB at Field of Dreams presented by GEICO postponed; MLB will reschedule event featuring the White Sox for August of 2021 season

August 4, 2020

Major League Baseball announced today that the Thursday, August 13th “MLB at Field of Dreams presented by GEICO” event between the Chicago White Sox and the St. Louis Cardinals has been postponed due to the pandemic. MLB hopes to make the event a part of its 2021 regular season schedule

White Sox announce three roster moves

August 4, 2020

MILWAUKEE – Prior to tonight’s game at Milwaukee, the Chicago White Sox announced the following three roster moves: · Placed left-handed pitcher Carlos Rodón on the 10-day injured list with left shoulder soreness; · Purchased the contract of right-handed pitcher Brady Lail from the Schaumburg training facility; · Designated outfielder

Mariners engage fans with virtual special events

Traditional in-park events like Salute to Armed Forces Night pivot to video and social media to connect fans to Mariners Baseball
August 4, 2020

The Seattle Mariners are continuing to find ways to connect fans to the game while they’re staying safe at home to catch Mariners Baseball on radio and TV. During a typical season, there would be special events at T-Mobile Park to celebrate and honor groups and occasions and create opportunities

Six Cardinals acknowledge positive COVID-19 test results

Team receives no further positives after latest round of testing from Monday, August 3
August 4, 2020

ST. LOUIS, MO., August 4, 2020 – The St. Louis Cardinals today have acknowledged that the following six players tested positive for COVID-19: catcher Yadier Molina, infielders Paul DeJong, *_Edmundo Sosa, and Rangel Ravelo, and pitchers Junior Fernández and *_Kodi Whitley. All six individuals made the decision to grant permission

Twins place left-handed pitcher Rich Hill on 10-day injured list

August 4, 2020

Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN – The Minnesota Twins announced today that they have placed left-handed pitcher Rich Hill on the 10-day Injured List with left shoulder fatigue (retro to July 31). Hill, who signed with the Twins in the offseason, made the start last Wednesday vs. St. Louis, pitching 5.0 shutout

Clubhouse Conversations

Guests for next two sessions announced: Brewers pitcher Brent Suter (Aug. 5) and alumnus Cecil Cooper (Aug. 10)
August 4, 2020

MILWAUKEE -- “Clubhouse Conversations” successfully launched this week with Brewers alumnus Sal Bando. The Zoom series hosted by Brewers broadcaster, Lane Grindle, features one-on-one interviews with some of the Brewers’ best personalities. The series will air weekly on Monday and Wednesday. Tomorrow at 12:30 p.m. CT, Grindle will be joined

Shohei Ohtani medical update

August 3, 2020

ANAHEIM, CA – Angels General Manager Billy Eppler released the following statement today regarding Angels RHP/DH Shohei Ohtani. “Shohei Ohtani has been diagnosed with a grade 1-2 strain of the flexor pronator mass. A general timetable for beginning a throwing progression following this injury is 4-6 weeks. He is traveling

Orioles roster moves 8/3/20

August 3, 2020

This evening, the Orioles made the following roster moves: • Added RHP Kyle Bradish, OF Ryan McKenna, and LHP Bruce Zimmermann to the 60-man player pool. They will report to the Alternate Training Site at Double-A Bowie. The Orioles have 57 players on their 60-man player pool list.

Twins select contract of Caleb Thielbar

LaMonte Wade Jr. optioned
August 3, 2020

Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN – The Minnesota Twins announced today that they have selected the contract of left-handed pitcher Caleb Thielbar. The Minnesota native has appeared in 109 career major league games, all with the Twins from 2013-15, going 5-3 with a 2.74 ERA (98.2 IP, 30 ER), 30 walks and

Tigers-Cardinals series postponed

August 3, 2020

The four-game series between the Detroit Tigers and the St. Louis Cardinals at Comerica Park from Tuesday, August 4th through Thursday, August 6th has been postponed. The Cardinals have had 13 members of the organization test positive for COVID-19 in the last week, including seven players and six staff members.

Aaron Judge, Nick Castellanos named Players of the Week presented by Chevrolet

Mookie Betts makes an outstanding throw to claim Play of the Week
August 3, 2020

All-Star outfielder Aaron Judge of the New York Yankees has been chosen the American League Player of the Week presented by Chevrolet, and outfielder Nick Castellanos of the Cincinnati Reds has been named the National League Player of the Week presented by Chevrolet. The announcements were made earlier today on

MLB Names Michele Meyer-Shipp As Its Chief People & Culture Officer

August 3, 2020

Commissioner of Baseball Robert D. Manfred, Jr. announced today that Major League Baseball has named Michele Meyer-Shipp as its Chief People & Culture Officer. In this capacity, Meyer-Shipp will oversee all of MLB’s human resources activities, including talent processes and programs, workplace culture, and diversity and inclusion. Meyer-Shipp also will

White Sox announce three roster moves

August 3, 2020

MILWAUKEE – Prior to tonight’s game at Milwaukee, the Chicago White Sox announced the following three roster moves: · Reinstated outfielder Nomar Mazara from the injured list; · Optioned catcher Yermín Mercedes to the Schaumburg training facility; · Transferred right-handed pitcher Jimmy Lambert to the 45-day injured list. Mazara, 25,