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Manager Buzz: Phils honing in on Girardi?

an hour ago is keeping track of all the latest news and rumors surrounding potential manager changes around the Majors.

Rumors: Wheeler, Cole, Cubs, Marte

3:07 PM EDT is keeping track of all the latest free agent and trade rumors right here.

Was WS Game 1 a missed opportunity for Cole?

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Following five solid seasons with the Pirates in which he was an All-Star and finished fourth in NL Cy Young Award voting in 2015, Gerrit Cole reached an elite level over two seasons with the Astros. Below is a list of the latest news and rumors surrounding the 29-year-old right-hander,

Here's where the 6 managerial vacancies stand now

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With the Cubs on the verge of hiring David Ross to replace Joe Maddon, who joined the Angels earlier this month, there are now six managerial vacancies remaining around the Majors. Here's where each race stands: Giants Known candidates: Joe Espada, Pedro Grifol, Gabe Kapler, Mark Kotsay, Hensley Meulens, Mark

Mets rumors: Who will be next manager?

October 22, 2019 is keeping track of all the latest rumors involving the Mets right here.

Is Yanks' pitching answer already on roster?

October 22, 2019 is keeping track of all the latest Yankees-related free agent and trade rumors right here.

World Series filled with big-name free agents

October 22, 2019

After a seven-season tenure with the Nationals that included a 2014 Silver Slugger Award, a 2019 All-Star nod and two top-10 National League MVP finishes (2014 and '17), Anthony Rendon is due to hit the open market for the first time in his career. Below is a list of the

Bumgarner could be on this team's FA list

October 22, 2019

After a memorable 11-season run with the Giants that included four straight All-Star appearances and top-10 finishes in NL Cy Young Award voting (2013-16), as well as three World Series titles (2010, '12 and '14) and 2014 Fall Classic MVP honors, Madison Bumgarner is headed to free agency for the

Looking ahead to free-agent class of 2019-20

October 21, 2019

Although a number of star players signed contract extensions before the 2019 season commenced instead of testing the open market this offseason, the upcoming free-agent class still includes many interesting names, and the pool could get even deeper if certain players decide to opt out. Below, you'll find the list

Will Braves go to 3 years for Donaldson?

October 21, 2019

After being limited to just 52 games with the Blue Jays and Indians in an injury plagued 2018, Josh Donaldson signed a one-year, $23 million contract with the Braves and re-established his value ahead of another go at free agency. Below is a list of the latest news and rumors

Reds claim LHP Smith; DFA C Graterol

October 16, 2019

CINCINNATI -- The Reds claimed left-handed pitcher Josh D. Smith off waivers from the Marlins on Wednesday. To make room on the 40-man roster, catcher Juan Graterol was designated for assignment. When a player's contract is designated for assignment -- often abbreviated "DFA" -- that player is immediately removed from

Guessing who will fill 8 manager openings

October 10, 2019

Hey, want to be a Major League manager? This could be your chance! There are eight jobs available, now that the Phillies have decided to move on from Gabe Kapler. Though we know this job has evolved a lot in a short time and in many places doesn’t carry the

Is this the best free-agent starter since Maddux?

October 6, 2019

There's no doubt about it -- Astros right-hander Gerrit Cole is authoring one of the greatest walk years of all time. And with each blistering fastball and mesmerizing hook, the 29-year-old further improves his resume heading into free agency. The list of hurlers to hit the open market in their

Cubs confirm internal candidates for manager

Epstein: World Series hero Ross 'is a really attractive candidate'
October 1, 2019

CHICAGO -- As soon as the Cubs announced that the Joe Maddon Era was coming to an end, the players knew what was coming next. Until the team officially named a new manager, there would be a mountain of speculation coming in the early days of this important offseason. "There's

Potential free agents with most to gain in playoffs

September 28, 2019

Whether the "clutch gene" is real or not, the bright lights of the postseason provide a unique opportunity for players to raise their profiles and earn newfound recognition from the baseball world. Although teams are smart enough not to place too much value on playoff performance, given the small sample

Brandon Lowe returns from IL ahead of schedule

September 22, 2019

ST. PETERSBURG -- When Brandon Lowe suffered a left quad injury on Aug. 22 during a rehab game in Triple-A, the initial thought was that he would miss the remainder of the season. But after progressing better than expected and putting in work in order to strengthen his lower body

Off injured list, Pressly back in action quickly

Peacock could be activated as early as Sunday; Gurriel scratched with stomach illness
September 21, 2019

HOUSTON -- Just in time for the playoffs, the Astros welcomed one of their best relief pitchers back from the injured list after he missed a month following right knee surgery. Right-hander Ryan Pressly, who parlayed a spectacular first half into his first All-Star nod this year, retired all three

Kimbrel stumbles in first action off injured list

September 20, 2019

CHICAGO -- The Cubs' bullpen has been the best in baseball during the month of September to this point. And now the group has its anchor back, though his re-entry was a little rocky. Prior to Thursday's key series opener against the Cardinals, the Cubs activated closer Craig Kimbrel from

Back in lineup, Stanton laces double in first AB

September 18, 2019

NEW YORK -- Giancarlo Stanton intends to use the remainder of the regular season as a tune-up for the playoffs, and the Yankees slugger believes that he has enough time to get his swing ready for the most important games of the year. Stanton returned to the Yankees’ lineup in

Marlins get lefty reliever off waivers from Indians

September 14, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO – Hoping for a high payoff from a low-risk move, the Marlins claimed left-hander Josh Smith off waivers Saturday from the Indians. Smith, 29, has demonstrated a knack for collecting strikeouts. He struck out 74 batters in 52 2/3 innings while posting an 8-1 record with a 2.73

Giants call up 2 from PCL champ River Cats

September 14, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO -- One day after helping Triple-A Sacramento clinch the Pacific Coast League championship, outfielder Mike Gerber and infielder Cristhian Adames were rewarded with a September callup from the Giants. The Giants added the pair to their roster Saturday, designating infielder Corban Joseph for assignment to clear a spot

Blue Jays activate Gurriel Jr. from injured list

September 14, 2019

TORONTO -- The Blue Jays activated outfielder Lourdes Gurriel Jr. from the 10-day injured list prior to Saturday’s game against the Yankees after he missed five weeks with a Grade 1 left quad strain. Gurriel sustained the injury while running through first base in early August, halting the momentum of

Roberts addresses LA injuries; Muncy activated

Turner to miss Mets series; Hill to get MRI on knee; Verdugo unlikely to play in NLDS
September 13, 2019

NEW YORK -- Justin Turner won’t start any of the games during this weekend's series against the Mets because of a sprained left ankle, but is expected back in the lineup Tuesday night, Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said on Friday. Turner came out of Saturday's game against the Giants in

Blue Jays release Richard; Luciano activated

September 12, 2019

TORONTO -- The Blue Jays released veteran left-hander Clayton Richard prior to Thursday’s game against the Red Sox in Toronto, which cleared room on the 40-man roster to activate Elvis Luciano from the 60-day injured list. Richard, who turned 36 on Thursday, was acquired by the Blue Jays in the

Hiura returns from IL, but still needs reps

Moustakas back in starting lineup after hand injury; Woodruff throws live BP session
September 11, 2019

MIAMI -- A day after losing Christian Yelich for the season, the Brewers welcomed back two key members of their roster on Wednesday. Milwaukee reinstated rookie second baseman Keston Hiura (Grade 2 left hamstring strain) from the 10-day injured list, though manager Craig Counsell called the activation more of a