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East Notes: Yankees, Mets, Phillies, Rays  

Yankees first baseman Greg Bird has followed a sensational spring training with a horrid April, having hit .107/.254/.214 with 21 strikeouts in 67 plate appearances, but the team will be patient with the 24-year-old. Asked Sunday if Bird is a candidate for a minor league demotion, general manager Brian Cashman said, “It’s not even an…

2017-04-30 10:37:01
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Minor MLB Transactions: 4/30/17  

Sunday’s minor moves: Pirates catcher John Bormann is going from Single-A to the majors. The Pirates have selected Bormann’s contract and optioned outfielder Danny Ortiz to Triple-A, per a team announcement. Bormann, whom the Bucs chose in Round 24 of the 2015 draft, has hit just .232/.282/.310 in 328 low-minors plate appearances since joining the…

2017-04-30 10:16:18
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Athletics Place Sean Manaea On DL  

The Athletics have placed southpaw Sean Manaea on the 10-day disabled list, retroactive to April 27, with a left shoulder strain. Manaea left his start after two innings Wednesday against the Angels with shoulder stiffness, but there was hope that he’d avoid a DL stint. In five starts and 24 1/3 innings this season, the…

2017-04-30 10:13:01
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AL Notes: Trout, Fowler, Jays, Red Sox, A's  

As the best player in baseball, and as a 25-year-old who’s signed through 2020 at a more-than-fair price, Angels center fielder Mike Trout is untradeable, opines Mark Feinsand of MLB.com. Unsurprisingly, Halos general manager Billy Eppler won’t even entertain dealing the two-time American League MVP, according to multiple GMs who spoke with Feinsand. “There’s no…

2017-04-30 07:07:17
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Rockies Likely To Activate Ian Desmond On Sunday  

The Rockies’ prized offseason acquisition, Ian Desmond, is primed to make his season debut Sunday against the Diamondbacks, Thomas Harding of MLB.com was among those to report. The 31-year-old Desmond has been on the shelf since fracturing his left hand on a hit by pitch on March 12, but he played an extended spring training…

2017-04-30 04:19:40
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Aaron Sanchez Exits Start After Blister Troubles Resurface  

12:46pm: Sanchez’s return did not go smoothly. His blister issues resurfaced, forcing him to depart after one inning, reports Gregor Chisholm of MLB.com. 9:52am: As expected, the Blue Jays have activated right-hander Aaron Sanchez from the 10-day disabled list. Sanchez, who went on the DL on April 15 with a blister on the middle finger…

2017-04-30 04:02:21
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NL Notes: Thames, Posey, Dodgers, Phillies  

Eric Thames’ agent, Adam Karon, was the driving force behind the now-Brewers’ slugger’s decision to sign with the Korea Baseball Organization in 2013, writes Tyler Kepner of the New York Times. "My view was, 'Look, you've always been successful when you've played every day, and you're not going to get the opportunity here,'" Karon said.…

2017-04-30 03:56:18
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The Inner Monologue of @DimTillard Baseball Sayings  

It’s 8:02am on Sunday April 30th, 2017.  So here’s the gist… my name is Tim Dillard.  I’m a pitcher in my 15th professional baseball season, and currently in the Milwaukee Brewers organization with Triple-A Colorado Springs.  I think that’s it.  Oh yeah, I’ve been married for eleven years, and have three remarkable kids.  A few months…

2017-04-30 03:01:23
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Baseball Blogs Weigh In: D-backs, Jays, Astros, Orioles, Brewers, Bucs  

This week in baseball blogs: Clubhouse Corner suggests Diamondbacks left-hander Robbie Ray is becoming a complete pitcher, and talks with Ray, first baseman Paul Goldschmidt, manager Torey Lovullo and pitching coach Mike Butcher, among others, about the hurler’s success. Jays From the Couch revisits Toronto’s offseason and speaks with an inside source about the front…

2017-04-30 02:31:24
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Alderson On Matz, Lugo, Familia, Duda, Flores  

Mets GM Sandy Alderson spoke to reporters, including the Daily News’ Kristie Ackert, today. We already noted that Alderson said the team doesn’t think Yoenis Cespedes’ hamstring injury is very serious, but here’s more of what he related about the Mets’ outlook. Lefty Steven Matz (who has been dealing with discomfort in his pitching elbow)…

2017-04-29 21:39:27
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Adam Eaton Suffers Torn ACL  

Nationals center fielder Adam Eaton suffered a torn left ACL on Friday and will miss the rest of the season, reports Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports (Twitter link). The injury occurred when Eaton beat out an infield single in the ninth inning of a 7-5 loss to the Mets. Eaton stepped on first base awkwardly…

2017-04-29 16:47:47
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Nationals Interested In Kelvin Herrera  

Barring a turnaround over the next couple months, the 7-15 Royals will be prime candidates to sell several veterans prior to the July 31 non-waiver trade deadline. One of those players could be closer Kelvin Herrera, who’s already drawing the Nationals’ interest, reports FOX Sports’ Ken Rosenthal (video link). The Nationals were connected to multiple…

2017-04-29 13:30:45
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5 Key Stories: 4/22/17 – 4/28/17  

Here are five key stories from MLBTR’s coverage this week. Shelby Miller considering Tommy John surgery. Shelby Miller’s seemingly ill-fated tenure with the Diamondbacks continues to go poorly, as he told reporters this week he was considering Tommy John surgery after being diagnosed with a flexor strain and a partially torn ulnar collateral ligament. Dodgers promote…

2017-04-29 12:31:04
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Pirates Place David Freese On DL  

The Pirates have announced that they’ve placed corner infielder David Freese on the 10-day disabled list retroactive to Wednesday. To take his place on the active roster, they’ll select the contract of outfielder Danny Ortiz. Freese has been out since Monday due to hamstring soreness. With the new 10-day DL, the Pirates could get him back…

2017-04-29 12:24:30
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Dodgers Sign Max Muncy To Minor-League Deal  

The Triple-A Oklahoma City Dodgers have announced that their parent club has signed infielder Max Muncy, apparently to a minor-league deal. He’ll play for Oklahoma City. The Athletics outrighted Muncy last winter. He played a handful of games with them in Spring Training, but it appears they released him at some point. He has not yet…

2017-04-29 11:44:20
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Giants Place Brandon Crawford On 10-Day DL  

The Giants have announced that they’ve reinstated shortstop Brandon Crawford from the bereavement list and placed him on the 10-day disabled list with a right groin strain, retroactive to Wednesday. Crawford left Tuesday’s game due to the groin strain, which he experienced while running the bases. The team then recalled fellow infielder Kelby Tomlinson to take his…

2017-04-29 08:19:35
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Angels Place C.J. Cron On DL  

The Angels have placed first baseman C.J. Cron on the disabled list with a foot injury, Pedro Moura of the Los Angeles Times tweets. Lefty starter Tyler Skaggs also appears likely to head to the DL with oblique trouble. Both players left yesterday’s game against the Rangers — Cron fouled a ball off his foot, while Skaggs…

2017-04-29 08:08:40
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Injury Notes: Syndergaard, Sanchez, Duda, Cabrera, Skaggs, Britton, Dyson, More  

A pair of struggling teams got the good news that they’ll have key hurlers taking the hill on Sunday. Noah Syndergaard is ready to go after some worry over his biceps, as Anthony DiComo of MLB.com reports on Twitter. Syndergaard is said to have denied a request that he undergo an MRI, saying he feels fully healthy.…

2017-04-29 04:57:01
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Injury Notes: 10-Day DL, Mariners, Cespedes  

MLB’s change from the 15-day DL to the 10-day DL has resulted in more DL stays, ESPN’s Jerry Crasnick writes. In the first 25 days of the season, there have been 165 10-day DL placements, compared to 147 players on the 15-day DL over the same period last year. That would appear to be by…

2017-04-29 02:51:52
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Adam Eaton Suffers Lower-Leg Injury  

9:47pm: Skipper Dusty Baker was only able to say that the club will know more after Eaton undergoes an MRI tomorrow, as Dan Kolko of MASNsports.com tweets. 9:38pm: Nationals center fielder Adam Eaton was removed from tonight’s game after suffering an apparent lower-leg injury suffered while crossing first base. There are no details yet from the club,…

2017-04-29 02:51:46
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Minor MLB Transactions: 4/29/17  

Saturday’s minor moves: The Giants’ Triple-A affiliate in Sacramento has released left-hander Ricky Romero, who first joined the organization in 2015. Romero combined for just 30 2/3 innings with the Giants at two minor league levels, including 14 2/3 frames of 6.75 ERA pitching with Sacramento this season. The 32-year-old had been a highly effective…

2017-04-29 02:46:36
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Angels Designate Greg Mahle For Assignment  

The Angels have designated lefty Greg Mahle for assignment, Pedro Moura of the Los Angeles Times tweets. The move clears space on the Angels’ 40-man roster for righty Jose Valdez, who was promoted today along with fellow righty Daniel Wright as the team placed C.J. Cron and Tyler Skaggs on the disabled list. The 24-year-old…

2017-04-29 01:21:40
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Mets Place Yoenis Cespedes On Disabled List  

6:30pm: The injury is to a different part of the hamstring than was previously impacted, manager Terry Collins told reporters including James Wagner of the Washington Post (Twitter link). 1:49pm: The Mets have announced the move to place Cespedes on the DL. Lefty Sean Gilmartin will join the team in his place. 1:37pm: The Mets will…

2017-04-28 17:54:23
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Yankees Designate Pete Kozma, Activate Didi Gregorius  

The Yankees announced on Friday that they’ve activated shortstop Didi Gregorius from the disabled list and designated infielder Pete Kozma for assignment to clear a spot on the 25-man roster. The 27-year-old Gregorius has missed the entire season to date due to a strained right shoulder. Kozma was added to the Yankees’ roster to serve…

2017-04-28 17:47:38
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AL Central Notes: Renteria, Royals, Gibson  

Though details of Rick Renteria’s contract were unreported when he was named manager of the White Sox, FanRag’s Jon Heyman now reports that Renteria received a three-year contract that runs from 2017-19. Renteria will earn $1.1MM in 2017, $1.2MM in 2018 and $1.3MM in 2019, according to Heyman’s report. The appointment of the 55-year-old Renteria,…

2017-04-28 13:32:56
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Rays, Tigers Complete Mikie Mahtook Trade  

The Rays have acquired righty Drew Smith from the Tigers, per Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times (via Twitter). He represents the player to be named later from the trade that sent outfielder Mikie Mahtook to Detroit over the winter. Smith, 23, was taken in the third round of the 2015 draft out of…

2017-04-28 09:36:50
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Blue Jays Designate Jarrod Saltalamacchia  

2:51pm: Toronto has announced that Saltalamacchia was designated for assignment to make way for Maile. 2:38pm: The Blue Jays have decided to make a move to swap out reserve backstops, according to Shi Davidi of Sportsnet.ca. The precise move isn’t yet clear, but Jarrod Saltalamacchia will be removed from the roster to make room for Luke Maile.…

2017-04-28 09:26:01
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Christian Bethancourt To Continue Pitching In Triple-A  

The Padres sent catcher/outfielder/reliever Christian Bethancourt outright to Triple-A earlier this week after he cleared waivers with the hope that he’d continue to hone his mound skills, and as Dennis Lin of the San Diego Union Tribune writes, Bethancourt has informed general manager A.J. Preller that he is indeed open to that. Bethancourt only recently…

2017-04-28 09:25:11
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Offseason In Review: Detroit Tigers  

This is the latest entry in MLBTR's Offseason In Review series. The full index of Offseason In Review posts can be found here. The Tigers appeared headed for a significant sell-off following GM Al Avila’s ominous comments about paring back payroll and staying within the team’s means, but the Tigers instead had a fairly quiet offseason. Major League…

2017-04-28 07:51:22
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Mariners' Hernandez, Haniger Each Likely Out 3-4 Weeks  

The Mariners have provided an update on the recent injuries to two key players, issuing a press release with information on both righty Felix Hernandez and outfielder Mitch Haniger. Both players had already been placed on the 10-day DL, but now are said to be likely to miss three to four weeks of action. In…

2017-04-28 04:43:07
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NL West Notes: Jankowski, Desmond, Hill, Wood, Ethier  

Padres center fielder Travis Jankowski hit the 10-day disabled list earlier this week with what the team called a “deep bone bruise” in his right foot, but there’s now a concern that Jankowski may have a hairline fracture as well, reports MLB.com’s Barry M. Bloom. If that’s the case, the 25-year-old could be out more…

2017-04-28 02:38:54
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Latest On Luis Robert's Market  

Nineteen-year-old outfielder Luis Robert is the top international talent that is available on the amateur market and, after recently being declared a free agent by Major League Baseball, has already begun hosting private workouts with interested teams, according to Baseball America’s Ben Badler. The Athletics hosted a workout for Robert last Friday that was attended…

2017-04-28 01:11:26
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Marlins Claim Joe Gunkel  

The Marlins have announced the claim of righty Joe Gunkel off waivers from the Dodgers. He has been optioned to Double-A Jacksonville, where he’ll serve as a near-MLB-ready depth option for the Fish. Gunkel, 25, has bounced from the Red Sox to the Orioles to the Dodgers over the past 18 months before today’s arrival…

2017-04-27 22:58:57
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MLBTR Chat Transcript: 4/27/17  

Click here to read a transcript of today’s chat with host Jeff Todd.

2017-04-27 20:30:52
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Clay Buchholz Holding Out Hope Of 2017 Return  

Phillies righty Clay Buchholz isn’t counting out a late-season return, as MLB.com’s Todd Zolecki reports. He is currently in the early stages of recovery from surgery for a flexor tendon tear. The idea of making it back in September seems to represent a rather optimistic scenario for the 32-year-old hurler. While his surgery is said to…

2017-04-27 13:55:59
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Shelby Miller Considering Tommy John After Diagnosis Of Flexor Strain, Torn UCL  

Diamondbacks right-hander Shelby Miller has been diagnosed with flexor strain and a partially torn ulnar collateral ligament, Miller himself tells reporters (Twitter links via FanRag’s Tommy Stokke). Miller is considering his options, including Tommy John surgery, and will make a decision sooner rather than later. The 26-year-old Miller exited his most recent start due to forearm tightness…

2017-04-27 13:47:18
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Noah Syndergaard Scratched With Biceps Discomfort  

The Mets have scratched star righty Noah Syndergaard from his scheduled start today, manager Terry Collins told reporters including MLB.com’s Anthony DiComo (Twitter links) and SNY’s Steve Gelbs (via Twitter). Syndergaard is dealing with discomfort in his right biceps, likely caused by tendinitis, leading to what Collins phrased a “tired arm.” At this time, it’s…

2017-04-27 12:35:34
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Red Sox Claim Chase d'Arnaud  

The Red Sox have claimed infielder Chase d’Arnaud off waivers from the Braves, per a club announcement. He had been designated for assignment and, evidently, placed on outright waivers by Atlanta. To clear 40-man space, Boston bumped righty Carson Smith to the 60-day DL. He is still recovering from Tommy John surgery, and it wouldn’t…

2017-04-27 12:28:55
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Follow @pfrumors (ProFootballRumors.com) For The Latest NFL Draft News  

The NFL Draft is here!  This year’s draft is the hardest one to predict in recent memory and you’ll want to stay tuned to Pro Football Rumors for every update whether you’re a casual or hardcore NFL fan. The draft is hours away and we still don’t know who the No. 1 overall pick will be.  Most of…

2017-04-27 12:04:47
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Jeter/Bush Team Still Lining Up Money For Marlins Deal  

We learned recently that Marlins owner Jeffrey Loria had elected to try to finalize a sale of the organization with a bidding group led by Derek Jeter and Jeb Bush. As noted at the time, though, that hardly means that a deal is inevitable. Reporting continues to emerge regarding the still-developing situation. Jon Heyman of Fan…

2017-04-27 09:47:03
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Minor MLB Transactions: 4/27/17  

Here are the day’s minor moves from around the league… First baseman/left fielder Chris Marrero has cleared waivers and been sent outright to Triple-A Sacramento by the Giants, the team announced earlier today. Marrero, 28, broke camp as part of a left-field platoon with Jarrett Parker but struggled to a .132/.171/.211 batting line through 41…

2017-04-27 08:48:59
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Cespedes Slated For MRI On Ailing Hamstring; Trip To DL Possible  

3:20pm: Cespedes will undergo another MRI on Friday to reevaluate his hamstring, tweets MLB.com’s Anthony DiComo. “Ther’s no indication for how long it will be,” manager Terry Collins told New York reporters (via DiComo). However, Collins’ assumption is that Cespedes will land on the disabled list, Carig tweets. Collins added that Cespedes could be “out a while,”…

2017-04-27 08:36:57
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Injury Notes: Manaea, Beltre, Red Sox, Span  

Athletics lefty Sean Manaea exited yesterday’s game after just two innings due to left shoulder tightness, per Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle. The departure of yet another of the Athletics’ top starters is troubling enough, but Slusser adds that Manaea’s velocity was topping out at 90 mph on Wednesday — a far cry…

2017-04-27 07:10:58
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Reds Activate Devin Mesoraco  

The Reds have announced the activation of catcher Devin Mesoraco from the 10-day DL. To create room on the active roster, righty Barrett Astin was optioned back to Triple-A. [RELATED: Updated Reds Depth Chart] It has been exactly one year since Mesoraco last suited up at the major league level. This time last year, he was…

2017-04-27 03:13:27
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Cardinals Outright Anthony Garcia  

Cardinals outfielder Anthony Garcia has cleared waivers and been outrighted off the 40-man roster, per the club’s transactions page at MLB.com. It doesn’t appear as if there will be an immediate corresponding move, as Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that Garcia’s outright was more about keeping an open roster spot on the…

2017-04-27 02:31:23
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Braves Select Contract Of Jason Motte  

The Braves have selected the contract of righty Jason Motte, David O’Brien of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports on Twitter. To open an active roster spot, catcher Anthony Recker was optioned back to Triple-A. Motte, 34, joined the Braves on a minors deal after he was cut loose by the Rockies. He has impressed in five scoreless…

2017-04-27 01:31:29
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Minor MLB Transactions: 4/26/17  

Here are Wednesday’s minor moves from around the league… The Rangers signed right-hander Walker Weickel to a minor league contract, per Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News (Twitter link). The 23-year-old has spent his entire career prior to this point with the Padres, who selected him 55th overall back in the 2012 draft. Weickel’s…

2017-04-27 01:14:43
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Mariners Place Felix Hernandez, Mitch Haniger On 10-Day DL  

2:44pm: Hernandez is expected to be sidelined for two or three weeks at a minimum, per MLB.com’s Jon Morosi (via Twitter). 2:13pm: Both righty Felix Hernandez and outfielder Mitch Haniger are going on the 10-day DL after suffering injuries last night, as the team announced and Bob Dutton of the Tacoma News Tribune reported on Twitter. Seattle…

2017-04-26 20:18:48
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NL East Notes: Glover, Marlins, Alfaro, Mets  

The Nationals announced today that right-hander Koda Glover has been placed on the 10-day disabled list due to an impingement in his right hip. As Chelsea Janes of the Washington Post writes, the move is somewhat precautionary. “We are going to need Koda for the long run because he's never pitched a potential seven months of…

2017-04-26 16:47:48
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MLBTR Chat Transcript  

Click here to view the transcript for MLBTR Chat With Jason Martinez: April 26, 2017

2017-04-26 15:52:22
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NL West Notes: Dunn, Qualls, Giants, Bradley  

The Rockies announced on Wednesday that they’ve placed lefty reliever Mike Dunn on the 10-day disabled list due to back spasms. Filling Dunn’s place on the 25-man roster will be fellow veteran Chad Qualls, who will return to the ’pen after missing the first three weeks of the season due to tightness in his right…

2017-04-26 14:46:03
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Draft Notes: Top 50, Greene, Schmidt  

ESPN.com’s Keith Law provides his ranking of the top fifty amateur players (Insider link) who are eligible for selection in this summer’s Rule 4 draft. The group as a whole has generally disappointed, Law writes, perhaps leading teams to “flee to safety” by looking at safer collegiate performers with their top selections. Of course, such…

2017-04-26 12:30:09
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Offseason In Review: New York Yankees  

This is the latest entry in MLBTR's Offseason In Review series. The full index of Offseason In Review posts can be found here. The Yankees entered the offseason with multiple holes to fill after trading away veterans at last year’s deadline, but following a couple of early splashes, the team remained quiet for the bulk of the winter.…

2017-04-26 12:02:43
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Pirates To Promote Gift Ngoepe  

The Pirates are set to promote infielder Gift Ngoepe to the majors for the first time, as Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports reports on Twitter. Upon making his MLB debut, Ngoepe will become the first player born in Africa ever to appear in the majors, as MLB.com’s Adam Berry notes on Twitter. Ngoepe, who is…

2017-04-26 07:20:10
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Giants Select Contract Of Michael Morse, Place Denard Span On DL  

5:21pm: The Giants have moved Parker to the 60-day disabled list to create a spot on the 40-man roster for Morse. Additionally, center fielder Denard Span has been placed on the 10-day disabled list. Brandon Crawford, meanwhile, has been placed on the bereavement list, and Kelby Tomlinson has been recalled from Triple-A. 5:02pm: The Giants have…

2017-04-26 05:56:06
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Inside The Draft Room: The 2009 Angels  

The way things are shaping up, the 2009 Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim draft would have to be considered a good one even if the 25th pick belonged to somebody else. When three starting pitchers (including two southpaws) and a power-hitting position player reach and produce at the major league level, it makes for a…

2017-04-26 05:34:15
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West Notes: Crawford, Profar, Diaz  

Giants shortstop Brandon Crawford departed last night’s game with a groin strain, as Andrew Baggarly of the Mercury News reports. The veteran had already been scheduled to miss a few games on the bereavement list, but the club will be anxious to see how he feels upon his return. “I really haven't felt anything like that…

2017-04-26 04:38:31
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Padres Claim Kirby Yates  

The Padres have claimed righty Kirby Yates off waivers from the Angels, per an announcement from the Los Angeles organization. Yates had been designated for assignment recently. Yates, 30, only made it into one contest for the Halos this year. Over his 98 2/3 total MLB frames since the start of the 2014 season, he…

2017-04-26 04:24:29
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Twins' Ryan O'Rourke To Undergo Tommy John Surgery  

Twins left-hander Ryan O’Rourke, who has been on the disabled list all season, will undergo surgery to repair a tear in his left elbow’s ulnar collateral ligament, the team announced today. “We were all holding on to a little hope that he might get a couple options to how he should proceed instead of having to undergo…

2017-04-26 04:11:23
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Dodgers To Promote Cody Bellinger  

The Dodgers will promote top prospect Cody Bellinger, according to MLB.com’s Ken Gurnick (via Twitter). The 21-year-old will provide a left-handed-hitting option at first base and the corner outfield, though it’s unknown how long he’ll remain in the majors. Bellinger flew up top prospect charts with a strong 2016 season, in which he slashed .271/.365/.507…

2017-04-25 22:11:55
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Madison Bumgarner Won't Require Surgery  

Initial evaluations on Madison Bumgarner, who suffered bruised ribs and a shoulder sprain last week in a dirt bike accident, are fairly positive, per Andrew Baggarly of the San Jose Mercury News (Twitter links). Bumgarner’s injured shoulder won’t require surgery and has calmed down to the point where he could begin rehab work on it…

2017-04-25 21:39:28
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Marlins “Moving Forward” With Jeter/Bush Group  

The Marlins are “moving forward” in negotiations with the would-be ownership group headlined by Derek Jeter and Jeb Bush, according to Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald (links to Twitter). The organization is said to be “optimistic” that a deal will be reached to transfer control from current owner Jeffrey Loria to Bush, who’d be the new…

2017-04-25 19:40:48
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Padres Outright Christian Bethancourt  

The Padres announced that utility man/reliever Christian Bethancourt has cleared waivers and been outrighted to Triple-A El Paso. In a corresponding move, the Friars have recalled infielder Cory Spangenberg from El Paso. The 25-year-old Bethancourt, once a top catching prospect with the Braves, began working out as a pitcher with the Padres this offseason and…

2017-04-25 18:52:55
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Athletics Designate Raul Alcantara For Assignment  

The Athletics announced on Tuesday that they’ve designated right-hander Raul Alcantara for assignment as part of a series of roster moves. Additionally, Oakland has placed Rajai Davis on the 10-day disabled list due to a hamstring injury. Right-hander Cesar Valdez and outfielder Ryan LaMarre have been recalled from Triple-A Nashville to fill out the 25-man…

2017-04-25 18:37:44
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Braves Designate Chase d'Arnaud, Select Lane Adams  

The Braves have designated infielder Chase d’Arnaud for assignment, according to David O’Brien of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution (via Twitter). Atlanta has summoned outfielder Lane Adams from Triple-A to take the roster spot. d’Arnaud, 30, has bounced around the league over his six seasons in the majors, but received his most extensive action yet last year…

2017-04-25 17:49:51
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Latest On Marlins' Sale Efforts  

12:32pm: Marlins president David Samson calls the Forbes story “inaccurate,” as Clark Spencer of the Miami Herald writes, though he did not provide details on bidding parties. 11:56am: Casting doubts on recent reports of keen interest from multiple bidding groups, Mike Ozanian of Forbes writes that the Marlins are currently drawing attention from just one potential…

2017-04-25 14:24:10
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Red Sox Place Pablo Sandoval On 10-Day DL  

The Red Sox have placed third baseman Pablo Sandoval on the 10-day DL with a right knee sprain, the club has announced. He’ll be replaced by infielder Josh Rutledge, who has been activated from his own DL stint. Sandoval, 30, has produced uneven results thus far upon returning from a long layoff. Through 67 plate…

2017-04-25 09:39:24
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Dodgers Designate Joe Gunkel For Assignment  

The Dodgers have designated Triple-A right-hander Joe Gunkel for assignment, reports J.P. Hoornstra of the Southern California News Group (Twitter link). His 40-man spot will go to vaunted prospect Cody Bellinger, who will make his Major League debut tonight in left field for the Dodgers. To clear a spot for Bellinger on the 25-man roster, the…

2017-04-25 08:22:46
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Mitch Haniger Exits Game With Strained Oblique  

Mariners right fielder Mitch Haniger, one of the early candidates for American League Rookie of the Year honors, exited tonight’s game with a strained oblique muscle, per Ryan Divish of the Seattle Times. While there’s no further word on the severity of the injury, oblique strains have a reputation for lingering for a month or more.…

2017-04-25 08:09:40
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MLBTR Chat Transcript  

Click here to read a transcript of today’s chat with MLBTR’s Steve Adams.

2017-04-25 03:47:37
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Offseason In Review: Minnesota Twins  

This is the latest entry in MLBTR's Offseason In Review series. The full index of Offseason In Review posts can be found here. The first offseason of the Twins’ new-look front office was headlined by a litany of Brian Dozier trade rumors that never came to fruition. Ultimately, the winter proved to be a quiet one for a…

2017-04-25 02:28:40
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Transactions Retrospection: The Ryan Howard Extension  

On April 26, 2010, Ryan Howard was a star. For four consecutive seasons, the Phillies first baseman had landed in the top five of the National League MVP voting and swatted over forty home runs. With the Phils in the midst of a five-year run of dominance, the sides linked up on a five-year, $125MM…

2017-04-25 01:56:37
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Central Notes: Cards, Hosmer, Rodon, Nova  

The broad health arena appears to offer great potential for competitive advantage to individual MLB organizations. We have heard of medical and dietary advancements for various teams, for example, and there’s surely lots going on that isn’t being discussed fully in public. For the Cardinals, one area of focus is on training, but it’s all happening…

2017-04-25 01:40:18
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Steve Delabar Suspended 80 Games For Failed PED Test  

Right-handed reliever Steve Delabar, who signed a minor league deal with the Indians this winter, has been suspended 80 games after testing positive for the banned substance Ostarine, the league announced Monday. Delabar hasn’t been active with the club in Triple-A due to the pending suspension, the Indians added in their own announcement. The 33-year-old…

2017-04-24 19:36:31
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Knocking Down The Door: Delmonico, Dziedzic, Lamet, Marte, Pivetta, Smith  

The 2017 debut of “Knocking Down The Door” is here! Over the next four months, I will be identifying Minor Leaguers who I believe are putting themselves in position to earn a big league call-up in the near future. In some cases, they get the call before the article is even published. In many others, they end up…

2017-04-24 19:19:03
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NL East Notes: Nola, Braves, Nationals  

The Phillies announced today that righty Aaron Nola has been placed on the 10-day DL due to a strained lower back. “After receiving treatment over the last few days, the symptoms improved, but he still felt some tightness during his side session yesterday,” GM Matt Klentak said in a press release. “Our hope and expectation is that this…

2017-04-24 17:18:11
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Angels Acquire David Hernandez  

12:55pm: Hernandez is expected to be added directly to the Angels’ active roster, tweets SB Nation’s Chris Cotillo. There’s a vacant 40-man spot on the club’s roster already, so the Angels will only need to make a 25-man roster move to accommodate him. 12:19pm: The Angels announced on Monday that they’ve acquired right-hander David Hernandez…

2017-04-24 14:19:36
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Latest On The Nationals' Bullpen Needs  

The Nationals’ bullpen is off to a dismal start to the season, with a collective 4.86 ERA through the season’s first three weeks. Blake Treinen has already been removed from the closer’s role, albeit with a relatively quick hook (he’s thrown just seven innings this year). Koda Glover and Shawn Kelley are presently sharing ninth-inning work,…

2017-04-24 13:24:12
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D-Backs Place Shelby Miller On 10-Day DL  

6:50pm: Miller is slated to visit orthopedic surgeon Dr. Neal ElAttrache for a second opinion, Nick Piecoro of the Arizona Republic tweets. 4:36pm: As expected, the Diamondbacks have moved righty Shelby Miller to the 10-day with forearm tightness, per a club announcement. He was forced out of his start yesterday with an apparent injury, prompting obvious…

2017-04-24 13:21:58
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Dodgers Place Joc Pederson On 10-Day DL; Julio Urias To Make Season Debut  

The Dodgers have placed center fielder Joc Pederson on the 10-day DL, per a club announcement. He’ll be replaced on the active roster by outfielder Brett Eibner. Pederson, who just turned 25, has a groin injury. It doesn’t seem likely to keep him out for a lengthy stretch, but the Dodgers evidently felt it was…

2017-04-24 11:59:31
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Giants To Promote Christian Arroyo, Designate Chris Marrero  

5:39pm: Struggling first baseman/outfielder Chris Marrero has been designated for assignment, Shea tweets. In the other corresponding move, veteran utilityman Aaron Hill was sent to the 10-day DL with a forearm strain. 5:24pm: The Giants will promote top infield prospect Christian Arroyo, according to Alex Pavlovic of NBC Sports Bay Area (via Twitter). Also joining the MLB roster…

2017-04-24 07:17:32
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Injury Notes: Cespedes, Price, Rangers, Britton, Pederson  

Yoenis Cespedes was out of the Mets’ lineup for the third straight game Sunday, leaving manager Terry Collins to acknowledge that the left fielder could head to the disabled list if his left hamstring issue doesn’t heal by Tuesday (via ESPN.com). “I think we’d need to take a look at that,” Collins said of a…

2017-04-24 01:50:41
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Minor MLB Transactions: 4/24/17  

Here are the day’s minor moves from around the league… The Twins will select the contract of right-hander Nick Tepesch from Triple-A Rochester prior to tonight’s game, two sources tell Mike Berardino of the St. Paul Pioneer Press (Twitter links). Minnesota recently optioned fifth starter Adalberto Mejia to Triple-A and placed long reliever Justin Haley…

2017-04-24 01:49:05
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NL West Notes: D-Backs, Rockies, Giants  

The injury to Madison Bumgarner and the slow start from the Dodgers has created an unexpected window for the Rockies and Diamondbacks in the National League West, argues Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports. While both Colorado and Arizona come with some question marks — the Rockies will soon be trotting out a three-rookie rotation, while…

2017-04-24 01:27:04
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West Notes: Giants, Rockies, Angels, A's  

Although the Giants have a good relationship with left-hander Madison Bumgarner, their front office isn’t going to forget his dirt bike accident if the two sides negotiate a new contract in the future, writes John Shea of the San Francisco Chronicle. Bumgarner is controllable via eminently affordable team options for both the 2018 and ’19…

2017-04-23 19:52:47
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NL Notes: D-backs, Mets, Phillies, Nats  

The Diamondbacks could be in for bad news regarding right-hander Shelby Miller, who, as Barry M. Bloom of MLB.com tweets, exited his start Sunday with forearm tightness. Arizona is scheduling an MRI for Miller, who lasted four-plus innings and allowed three earned runs in a loss to the Dodgers. Manager Torey Lovullo is trying to…

2017-04-23 18:42:05
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MLBTR Originals  

Here is the week’s original content from MLB Trade Rumors… Tim Dierkes published the second installment of the MLBTR 2017-18 Free Agent Power Rankings, rating next winter’s top free agents by their earning potential.  The power rankings have already seen some movement from the first entry in March, thanks to some strong (and slow) starts…

2017-04-23 14:34:52
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Pirates Looking For Outfielders  

The Pirates are looking for outfield help, GM Neal Huntington told reporters (including Bill Brink of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette).  While Huntington likes the Bucs’ current outfield options, the team is still on the lookout for external players to help the fill the void left by the suspended Starling Marte.  “If we felt there was something…

2017-04-23 14:13:14
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Mariners Designate Leonys Martin For Assignment  

The Mariners have designated outfielder Leonys Martin for assignment, according to Ryan Divish of the Seattle Times (Twitter links).  First baseman Dan Vogelbach and right-hander Chris Heston have been called up from Triple-A Tacoma in corresponding moves, while righty Chase De Jong has been sent down to Triple-A. [Updated Mariners depth chart at Roster Resource]…

2017-04-23 13:10:08
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NL West Notes: Span, Maeda, Spangenberg  

Here’s the latest from around the NL West… Denard Span told CSNBayArea.com’s Alex Pavlovic and other reporters that he hopes to miss only a few days after hurting his shoulder crashing into the outfield wall last night.  Span said he suffered a similar injury in 2012 that kept him on the DL for several weeks,…

2017-04-23 12:55:04
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Quick Hits: Pedroia, JDM, Greene, Draft, Analytics  

Dustin Pedroia will undergo an MRI on his left ankle and knee on Monday, Red Sox manager John Farrell told reporters (including MassLive.com’s Jen McCaffrey and The Boston Globe’s Peter Abraham).  After suffering the injury on a hard slide from Manny Machado on Friday, Pedroia sat out Saturday’s game and is also not in Sunday’s…

2017-04-23 12:22:17
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Nationals Outright Grant Green  

The Nationals announced that they have sent infielder Grant Green outright to Triple-A Syracuse. Washington designated the out-of-options Green for assignment on Friday, and he subsequently cleared waivers. Green’s stay with the Nats this month lasted just over a week, aligning with the DL placements of shortstops Trea Turner and Stephen Drew. Once Turner came…

2017-04-23 08:22:52
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Baseball Blogs Weigh In: Pirates, Jays, J. Hamilton, Astros, Tribe  

This week in baseball blogs: Jays From the Couch interviews Blue Jays president Mark Shapiro and Pirates general manager Neal Huntington. The Point of Pittsburgh doesn’t expect Pirates outfielder Starling Marte’s 80-game suspension to affect the futures of Andrew McCutchen or Austin Meadows. Off The Bench Baseball ponders Marte’s future (or lack thereof) in Pittsburgh.…

2017-04-23 08:15:16
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Brewers Outright Kirk Nieuwenhuis  

The Brewers have outrighted outfielder Kirk Nieuwenhuis to Triple-A Colorado Springs, per a team announcement. Nieuwenhuis, whom the Brewers designated for assignment Friday, cleared waivers, though he could have elected free agency. He’ll instead stay with the organization and earn a $257K salary in the minors. Niewenhuis was a useful reserve for the Brewers last…

2017-04-23 06:43:48
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Injury Notes: Bumgarner, Span, Hunter, Odorizzi, Locke  

There hasn’t been any talk within the Giants organization about filing a grievance against Madison Bumgarner in the wake of the ace southpaw’s dirt bike accident earlier this week, ESPN’s Buster Olney writes (subscription required).  It isn’t known whether Bumgarner had some sort of contractual clause (as many players do) prohibiting him from engaging in…

2017-04-23 05:14:08
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Angels Designate Kirby Yates For Assignment  

The Angels have designated right-hander Kirby Yates for assignment, the club announced.  Righty Brooks Pounders has been called up from Triple-A in a related roster move. This is the second time this month that Yates has been DFA’ed by the Halos, as the righty already cleared waivers once and was outrighted to Triple-A, only to…

2017-04-23 05:14:07
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Quick Hits: Cutch, Nats, Pirates, Crisp, Dodgers, Soler, Rangers  

Financial reasons played a key role in the Nationals’ offseason decision to trade for then-White Sox center fielder Adam Eaton instead of the Pirates’ Andrew McCutchen, reports FOX Sports’ Ken Rosenthal (video link). With his $4MM salary this year, Eaton is much cheaper than McCutchen ($14MM), and acquiring the latter would have forced the Nationals…

2017-04-23 02:37:20
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Athletics Acquire Ryan LaMarre  

The Athletics have acquired outfielder Ryan LaMarre from the Angels in exchange for a player to be named later or cash considerations, as per announcements from both teams.  In a related move, the A’s moved right-hander Chris Bassitt to the 60-day DL to create roster space.  Los Angeles designated LaMarre for assignment earlier this week…

2017-04-23 02:14:48
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Blue Jays Place Troy Tulowitzki On 10-Day DL  

April continues to be a nightmare for the 4-12 Blue Jays, who have lost another regular to the disabled list. Shortstop Troy Tulowitzki will miss at least 10 days on account of a strained right hamstring, per the Associated Press. Tulowitzki joins third baseman Josh Donaldson, right-hander Aaron Sanchez and left-hander J.A. Happ on the…

2017-04-22 21:29:36
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Phillies Acquire Ty Kelly From Blue Jays  

The Phillies have announced that they’ve acquired IF/OF Ty Kelly from the Blue Jays for cash considerations. To clear space on their 40-man roster, they’ve placed Clay Buchholz (who will miss the next four to six months after having flexor tendon surgery) on the 60-day DL. The Jays designated Kelly for assignment yesterday when they added…

2017-04-22 16:17:17
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