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Sheffield isn't filling Mariners' open rotation spot

@gregjohnsmlb
May 18, 2019

SEATTLE -- While the Mariners still haven’t announced a starter for Tuesday’s game in Texas since sending rookie right-hander Erik Swanson back to Triple-A Tacoma, manager Scott Servais said Saturday the replacement will not be top pitching prospect Justus Sheffield. Seattle’s No. 1 ranked prospect by MLB Pipeline threw 5

Rays activate righty Wood, option Pruitt

@ladsonbill24
May 18, 2019

NEW YORK -- The Rays made a roster move on Saturday morning, activating right-hander Hunter Wood from the injured list and optioning right-hander Austin Pruitt to Triple-A Durham. Wood was able to compete in Saturday’s 2-1 victory over the Yankees in 11 innings. He entered the game in the bottom

Nationals recall Rainey to bolster bullpen

Robles day to day after HBP; Fedde shifts to rotation
@JamalCollier
May 18, 2019

WASHINGTON -- The Nationals placed reliever Justin Miller on the injured list with a strained right rotator cuff prior to Saturday night’s game against the Cubs. Tanner Rainey, who was acquired from the Reds this offseason in exchange for Tanner Roark, has been called up to take his place and

Rox callup Rodgers nets RBI in 1st MLB at-bat

Valaika optioned to Triple-A Albuquerque; McGee returns
@harding_at_mlb
May 18, 2019

PHILADELPHIA -- A simplified offensive approach earned Brendan Rodgers, MLB Pipeline's No. 1 Rockies prospect, a promotion to the Majors -- as well as the start at second base and the seventh spot in the batting order -- on Friday night at Philadelphia. Rodgers wasted no time adding to his

Royals recall Fillmyer, option Gutierrez

KC to skip Lopez's next start, go with four-man rotation
@SarahWexler32
May 17, 2019

ANAHEIM -- The Royals on Friday recalled right-hander Heath Fillmyer from Triple-A Omaha, who joined the team ahead of its series opener at Angel Stadium. As a corresponding move, rookie third baseman and designated hitter Kelvin Gutierrez was optioned to Triple-A. Although Fillmyer has worked primarily as a starter both

Bucs place Williams on IL with right side strain

@oapostrophesd
May 17, 2019

SAN DIEGO – The Pirates made a series of roster moves Friday in response to starter Trevor Williams’ injury and reliever Richard Rodriguez’s struggles with the long ball. Williams was placed on the 10-day injured list, and Rodriguez was optioned to Triple-A Indianapolis. In their places, right-handers Clay Holmes and

Mariners DFA Rosscup amid bullpen moves

Festa, Garton recalled; Swanson optioned to Triple-A
@gregjohnsmlb
May 17, 2019

SEATTLE -- The revolving door on the Mariners' bullpen took a few more spins on Friday as right-handers Matt Festa and Ryan Garton were called up from Triple-A Tacoma, with starter Erik Swanson optioned back to Tacoma and lefty reliever Zac Rosscup designated for assignment. Festa opened the season with

Wrist strain lands Nelson Cruz on injured list

Twins slugger eligible to be activated on May 24
@DKramer_
May 17, 2019

SEATTLE -- Nelson Cruz's lingering left wrist injury landed the All-Star designated hitter on the 10-day injured list on Friday. Infielder Luis Arraez, ranked by MLB Pipeline as the club’s No. 17 prospect, was recalled from Triple-A Rochester to take Cruz’s roster spot, and Cruz joins breakout catcher Mitch Garver

Giants activate Posey from concussion list

@JakeDRill
May 17, 2019

PHOENIX -- Buster Posey is back. The Giants activated the veteran catcher from the seven-day concussion injured list for Friday’s 7-0 loss against the D-backs at Chase Field. Posey started behind the plate and batted third, going 2-for-4 with a double. Posey took a foul tip off the mask during

Bleier returns from rehab assignment

May 17, 2019

CLEVELAND -- The Baltimore Orioles, owners of the the highest relief earned run average in the league this season, received some expected help Thursday, activating left-hander Richard Bleier from the 10-day injured list prior to the series opener against the Indians at Progressive Field. Unfortunately, his presence wasn’t enough to

Twins add Adams to 'pen mix; Reed DFA'd

@DKramer_
May 16, 2019

SEATTLE -- At this time last year, Austin Adams was building big league baseball fields, with the hope of one day returning to playing on them. Adams was mired in Minor League free agency, where who you know is almost as valuable as your ability. So, without clarity on his

Rays acquire Kratz; Bemboom to injured list

@juanctoribio
May 16, 2019

With Anthony Bemboom going on the injured list with a left knee sprain, the Rays acquired veteran catcher Erik Kratz from the Giants in exchange for a player to be named or cash considerations, the club announced on Thursday. The Giants will also send Tampa Bay cash in order to

Tigers bring Lugo back to bigs as third baseman

Ross on the mend; Zimmermann 'probably a month' away
@beckjason
May 16, 2019

DETROIT -- The Tigers positioned Dawel Lugo as their third baseman of the future after they acquired him from the D-backs as part of the J.D. Martinez trade two summers ago. They shifted him to second base after they acquired Jeimer Candelario from the Cubs a few weeks later to

Pina to 10-day IL; Crew calls up Nottingham 

Jeffress sees increase in velocity, Anderson to return to the rotation Saturday
@feinsand
May 16, 2019

PHILADELPHIA -- Manny Pina was officially placed on the 10-day injured list Thursday after suffering a right hamstring strain in Wednesday’s win over the Phillies. The Brewers recalled Jacob Nottingham from Triple-A San Antonio to take Pina’s place as the No. 2 catcher behind Yasmani Grandal. Milwaukee had two catchers

Twins activate Sano after long injury saga

@dohyoungpark
May 15, 2019

MINNEAPOLIS -- The day that the Twins have waited for since the start of Spring Training has finally arrived: Miguel Sano is back. Minnesota reinstated Sano from the 10-day injured list on Wednesday after the successful completion of his Minor League rehab assignment, as the 26-year-old third baseman took the

Is this surprise contender eyeing Keuchel?

May 15, 2019

After a seven-season tenure with the Astros that included a trio of 200-inning seasons, an American League Cy Young Award in 2015 and an overall 3.66 ERA, Dallas Keuchel is now a free agent. Below, you will find a list of the latest news and rumors surrounding the left-hander.

Should this team make pre-Draft push for Kimbrel?

May 15, 2019

Closer Craig Kimbrel has compiled an impressive resume during his nine seasons in the big leagues, recording a microscopic 1.91 ERA with a 0.92 WHIP, 333 saves and a 14.7 K/9 rate. Below you will find a list of the latest news and rumors surrounding the right-hander, who remains unsigned.

Calhoun placed on paternity list; Rengifo recalled

Halos, Twins visit children’s hospital; Skaggs meets the Vikings
@RhettBollinger
May 15, 2019

MINNEAPOLIS -- The Angels placed right fielder Kole Calhoun on the paternity list before Tuesday’s game against the Twins, and called up second baseman Luis Rengifo from Triple-A Salt Lake to take his place on the roster. Calhoun, who flew to Southern California for the birth of his second child

A's trade Morales to Yankees

@DKramer_
May 14, 2019

SEATTLE -- One day after Kendrys Morales was designated for assignment, the A’s traded the first baseman to the Yankees on Tuesday. Oakland also sent cash in the trade, and it will receive a player to be named or cash considerations. Morales lost his spot on the 40-man roster when

Making sense of Bumgarner's no-trade list

May 14, 2019

While Giants left-hander Madison Bumgarner's no-trade list will give him some control over where he ends up if he’s dealt this season, it may be more about earning some extra money on the way out the door than anything else. According to Buster Olney in an article for ESPN+ (subscription

Canha homers in return from injured list

@DKramer_
May 14, 2019

SEATTLE -- Mark Canha was activated off the injured list on Monday and installed in the A’s lineup, batting sixth and playing left field for the first of a two-game set against the Mariners. Canha had been on the IL since April 29, three days after he suffered a right

2-hit debut for Hiura 'hasn't really hit me yet'

@feinsand
May 14, 2019

PHILADELPHIA -- Keston Hiura walked out of his hotel bathroom late Monday night and saw he had missed a pair of calls from Rick Sweet, his manager at Triple-A San Antonio. “Answer your phone,” Sweet texted him. Hiura couldn’t believe the words Sweet said once he did. He was headed

Angels place Garcia on IL, recall Cole

@RhettBollinger
May 13, 2019

MINNEAPOLIS -- Angels reliever Luis García was placed on the 10-day injured list with lower back spasms on Monday, and fellow reliever Taylor Cole was recalled from Triple-A Salt Lake to take his spot on the roster. Garcia pitched on Sunday against the Orioles, throwing a scoreless inning with two

Mariners call up Adams, option Altavilla

May 13, 2019

SEATTLE, Wash. -- Seattle Mariners Executive Vice President & General Manager of Baseball Operations Jerry Dipoto announced today the following roster moves: • Austin Adams, RHP, recalled from AAA Tacoma. • Dan Altavilla, RHP, optioned to AA Arkansas (postgame May 12). Adams (#63) will be in uniform and available for

Pirates acquire righty Stratton from Angels

Archer on track for Wednesday return; a look at how Kingham's mom motivated him
@adamdberry
May 12, 2019

ST. LOUIS -- The Pirates added to their pitching depth on Saturday by acquiring Chris Stratton from the Angels for cash considerations. Stratton, 28, joined Pittsburgh’s pitching staff at Busch Stadium on Sunday morning. He will serve as a multi-inning reliever and possible spot starter who could work his way