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Rays call up Oliver Drake, option Sadler

26 minutes ago

CLEVELAND -- The Rays added a new arm to their roster prior to Sunday’s series finale against the Indians, selecting well-traveled reliever Oliver Drake from the Minors and optioning Casey Sadler back to Triple-A Durham. If and when Drake enters his first game for Tampa Bay, it will mark his

Plesac, nephew of Dan, to debut on Tuesday

@MandyBell02
30 minutes ago

CLEVELAND -- For the fourth time this season on Tuesday at Boston, an Indians player will take the big league field for the first time. On Sunday, Indians manager Terry Francona said that right-hander Zach Plesac will make his Major League debut in the second game of a three-game series

Tigers recall Hall to boost 'pen; option Soto

@ladsonbill24
36 minutes ago

NEW YORK -- In need of bullpen help, the Tigers optioned left-hander Gregory Soto to Triple-A Toledo and recalled left-hander Matt Hall from Toledo. Hall was a starter and reliever for the Mudhens this season and had a 6.70 ERA, but he ranked sixth in the International League in strikeouts

Pirates make moves to address bullpen needs

@adamdberry
2:08 AM EDT

PITTSBURGH -- The Pirates made a series of moves before their 7-2 loss to the Dodgers on Saturday night to shore up their beleaguered bullpen. Pittsburgh recalled right-hander Dovydas Neverauskas and selected the contract of righty Rookie Davis from Triple-A Indianapolis, and both wound up pitching hours after their promotions

Indians call up Smith, who makes MLB debut

Club also recalls Allen, options Haase, Plutko to Columbus
@MandyBell02
May 25, 2019

CLEVELAND -- On Wednesday, Indians manager Terry Francona said that it was time for his younger, more inexperienced talent to get a chance to impact the big league team, and the Tribe seems to be sticking with that theme. Prior to Saturday’s contest against the Rays, the Tribe recalled outfielder

Harvey placed on injured list with back strain

Garcia activated from IL; Bard optioned to Triple-A
@RhettBollinger
May 25, 2019

ANAHEIM -- The Angels placed struggling right-hander Matt Harvey on the injured list with an upper back strain on Saturday and recalled reliever Taylor Cole to take his place on the roster. Harvey, signed to a one-year deal worth $11 million in the offseason, has posted an American League-worst 7.50

Sox recall Zavala; Welington on concussion list 

Anderson scratched with right wrist soreness
@scottmerkin
May 25, 2019

MINNEAPOLIS -- Seby Zavala was sitting in his Charlotte home watching television at around 1:30 Saturday morning when he received a phone call from Knights manager Mark Grudzielanek. Zavala was getting the promotion from Triple-A to the White Sox, with catcher Welington Castillo being placed on the seven-day concussion list.

SP trade rumors: Bauer, Bumgarner, more

May 25, 2019

The trade market for starting pitchers could be stocked with aces this summer, and the Padres are expected to be one of the clubs in the mix. Bolstered by the surprising free-agent addition of Manny Machado and the strong starts of rookie sensations Fernando Tatis Jr. and Chris Paddack, San

Giants call up Yastrzemski's grandson

Williamson designated for assignment; Gott goes on injured list
@mi_guardado
May 25, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO -- The Mac Williamson era appears to be over. The Giants designated Williamson for assignment for the second time this season and promoted outfielder Mike Yastrzemski from Triple-A Sacramento on Saturday. Yastrzemski, the grandson of Hall of Famer Carl Yastrzemski, started in left field against the D-backs in

A's designate Fernando Rodney, call up Wang

@MartinJGallegos
May 25, 2019

OAKLAND -- Fernando Rodney was expected to contribute in the back-end of the A’s bullpen this year, but after a rough start to the year, his time with the club has come to an end. The A’s designated Rodney for assignment before Saturday’s game against the Mariners after the right-hander

Nats' 'pen moves: recall Bourque, option Ross

May 25, 2019

WASHINGTON -- The Nationals recalled right-handed pitcher James Bourque from Double-A Harrisburg and optioned right-handed pitcher Joe Ross to Triple-A Fresno on Saturday. The moves are the latest attempt to improve a bullpen that entered play Saturday with a Major League-worst 7.09 ERA. Bourque, 25, has impressed since he transitioned

Seager activated from injured list for '19 debut

May 25, 2019

The Mariners activated third baseman Kyle Seager from his rehab assignment at Triple-A Tacoma and reinstated him from the 60-day injured list before Saturday's game against the A's in Oakland. The club also optioned infielder Dylan Moore to Tacoma and transferred right-hander Sam Tuivailala to the 60-day injured list. Seager

D-backs promote Minors HR leader Cron

@SteveGilbertMLB
May 25, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO -- Life can come at you fast in professional baseball. Just ask D-backs prospect Kevin Cron, who was called up from Triple-A Reno to the big leagues on Friday. “This is something I’ve dreamt about forever,” Cron said. “You don’t ever really expect it to happen, but once

Mets bring in Kemp on Minor League deal

@AnthonyDiComo
May 25, 2019

NEW YORK -- A spate of injuries earlier this month forced the Mets to promote two-thirds of their Triple-A outfield to the Majors. As a result, the team is filling in the gaps at Syracuse. On Friday, New York signed Matt Kemp to a Minor League contract, hoping he can

Prospect Naylor makes debut in native Canada

San Diego places Dickerson on 10-day injured list
May 25, 2019

TORONTO -- The San Diego Padres expanded their Canadian contingent just in time for Friday’s series opener in Toronto, promoting their No. 9 prospect, Josh Naylor, to the roster for his Major League debut. The power-hitting Naylor is from nearby Mississauga, Ontario, so he expected a large group of friends

Mets claim OF Altherr off waivers from Giants

@AnthonyDiComo
May 24, 2019

NEW YORK -- Lacking outfield depth with Michael Conforto, Brandon Nimmo, Jeff McNeil and Yoenis Cespedes on the injured list, the Mets on Thursday claimed veteran Aaron Altherr off waivers from the Giants. Because Altherr is out of Minor League options, the Mets must add him immediately to their 25-man

Khris Davis (hip/oblique) placed on injured list

A's recall OF Bolt from Triple-A; Canha to assume most DH duties
@MartinJGallegos
May 24, 2019

OAKLAND -- The A’s will begin their nine-game homestand without slugger Khris Davis. After undergoing an MRI on Wednesday, the designated hitter was placed on the 10-day injured list, retroactive to May 22, with a left hip/oblique contusion before Friday’s game against the Mariners. Davis will be kept out of

Wright recalled; Joyce goes on bereavement list

@mlbbowman
May 24, 2019

ST. LOUIS -- When the Braves learned backup outfielder Matt Joyce would be away from the team this weekend, they had little choice but to fill his roster spot with Kyle Wright, who will attempt to provide some stability while four of the club’s most valuable relievers gain necessary rest.

Ervin Santana signs Minors deal with Mets

@AnthonyDiComo
May 24, 2019

NEW YORK -- The Mets’ stockpiling of veteran depth continued this week not only in the outfield, but also the rotation. New York signed Ervin Santana to a Minor League deal, the team announced, with plans to evaluate him in Port St. Lucie, Fla., before sending him to Triple-A Syracuse.

Reds recall reliever Bowman, option OF Ervin

@m_sheldon
May 24, 2019

CHICAGO -- With right fielder Yasiel Puig back in the Reds’ lineup Friday vs. the Cubs after he missed two games with a right shoulder injury, the club decided to option backup outfielder Phillip Ervin to Triple-A Louisville and recall right-handed reliever Matt Bowman. The move returned Cincinnati to an

White Sox recall righty Vieira from Triple-A

@alysonfooter
May 22, 2019

HOUSTON -- White Sox manager Rick Renteria had a inkling before the series in Houston began that he may need to summon a fresh arm from the farm system at some point this week. That need arose halfway through the four-game set. Prior to Wednesday's game, the White Sox recalled

O's get Broxton for int'l bonus slot money

Baltimore claims righty Shepard off waivers; Cobb moved to 60-day IL; Ramirez DFA'd
@JoeTrezz
May 22, 2019

BALTIMORE -- After going a month without a true center fielder in the fold, the Orioles plugged that hole in their roster on Wednesday by acquiring Keon Broxton from the Mets. Baltimore sent $500,000 of international bonus pool space to New York in exchange for Broxton, who was designated for

Flores lands on injured list with sore foot

@oapostrophesd
May 22, 2019

SAN DIEGO -- D-backs infielder Wilmer Flores was placed on the 10-day injured list because of a right foot bruise, and the club recalled infielder Ildemaro Vargas from Triple-A Reno. Flores’ injury, sustained Sunday when he was hit by a pitch from San Francisco’s Drew Pomeranz, wasn’t expected to keep

Berti on IL with oblique strain; Dean recalled 

Club unsure when utility man injured muscle; Ferrell, Fernandez take next steps in rehab
@JoeFrisaro
May 21, 2019

DETROIT -- Marlins infielder/outfielder Jon Berti, a native of Troy, Mich., had been looking forward to the Interleague Series with the Tigers at Comerica Park. But the unpredictability of baseball changed those plans. On Tuesday, Miami placed Berti on the 10-day injured list with a left oblique strain, and in

Eloy returns from injured list, starts vs. Astros

@alysonfooter
May 21, 2019

HOUSTON -- After a layoff that lasted a little more than three weeks, rookie outfielder Eloy Jiménez was back in the White Sox lineup, hitting sixth for the opener in Houston on Monday. After taking his normal round of batting practice, Jimenez said he wasn't quite at 100 percent, but