Tigers' Matt Manning To Make MLB Debut Thursday; Matthew Boyd To IL

Tigers’ Matt Manning To Make MLB Debut Thursday; Matthew Boyd To IL

The Tigers announced a series of roster moves today, the most exciting of which is the planned MLB debut of acclaimed pitching prospect Matt Manning.  Manning, 23, will start Thursday night in Anaheim against the Angels.  He’s on the...
Corey Dickerson Headed To IL

Corey Dickerson Headed To IL

Marlins left fielder Corey Dickerson is headed to the IL, manager Don Mattingly told reporters today.  The nature of the injury is not quite clear, but Mattingly said Dickerson had an MRI and it’s “not very promising,” according to...
Nick Madrigal Out For The Season

Nick Madrigal Out For The Season

White Sox second baseman Nick Madrigal “underwent successful surgery to repair the proximal tendon tears in his right hamstring,” the club announced today.  He’ll be out for the season and is expected to be restriction-free in spring of 2022. More...
Phillies Sign Brock Stassi - MLB Trade Rumors

Phillies Sign Brock Stassi – MLB Trade Rumors

The Phillies have signed first baseman Brock Stassi to a minor league contract, per an announcement from the Long Island Ducks of the independent Atlantic League. Stassi had played in thirteen games with the Ducks before earning his way back...
Max Scherzer Leaves Start Early With Injury

Nationals Place Max Scherzer On Injured List

The Nationals announced they’re placing ace Max Scherzer on the 10-day injured list, retroactive to June 12, due to groin inflammation. Reliever Justin Miller has been selected to the roster to replace him. To clear space for Miller on the 40-man...
Marlins To Recall Jesus Sanchez

Marlins To Recall Jesus Sanchez

The Marlins are planning to recall outfield prospect Jesús Sánchez from Triple-A Jacksonville, reports Craig Mish of SportsGrid (Twitter link). The 23-year-old is in line for his first opportunity at the major league level in 2021. Sánchez originally signed with the Rays...
Athletics Exercise 2022 Option On Bob Melvin's Contract

Athletics Exercise 2022 Option On Bob Melvin’s Contract

The Athletics announced this afternoon they’ve exercised their 2022 option on the contract of manager Bob Melvin. The 59-year-old is now set to lead the Oakland clubhouse next year in what will be his eleventh full season at the...
Steven Matz Tests Positive For COVID-19

Steven Matz Tests Positive For COVID-19

The Blue Jays announced yesterday that left-hander Steven Matz has tested positive for COVID-19 (via Shi Davidi of Sportsnet). Fortunately, he is asymptomatic, although he’ll still need to isolate for ten days from the date of the test. The team...
Rays Send Tyler Glasnow For MRI Due To Elbow Issue

Rays Send Tyler Glasnow For MRI Due To Elbow Issue

The Rays are sending Tyler Glasnow for an MRI on his elbow after the right-hander left last night’s start after four innings, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times was among those to report. The team announced Glasnow’s issue as...
Major League Baseball To Crack Down On Pitchers' Use Of Foreign Substances

MLB Planning To Institute 10-Day Suspensions For Foreign Substance Use

Major League Baseball will distribute a memo to teams today outlining its plans for enforcing a ban on foreign substances, reports Jeff Passan of ESPN. Players found with illicit substances on their person will be suspended for ten days,...
Anthopoulos: Braves Can Add Payroll At Trade Deadline

Anthopoulos: Braves Can Add Payroll At Trade Deadline

During a wide-reaching interview that any Braves fan will want to check out in its entirety, Atlanta general manager Alex Anthopoulos confirmed to Jeff Schultz of The Athletic that he’s been told by ownership he’ll have the ability to...
Matthew Boyd Being Evaluated For Arm Discomfort After Early Exit

Matthew Boyd Being Evaluated For Arm Discomfort After Early Exit

Tigers lefty Matthew Boyd is being evaluated after exiting tonight’s start during the third inning with what the team is terming “left arm discomfort,” per a club announcement. Boyd signaled into the dugout for a trainer to come out...
Twins Place Michael Pineda On Injured List

Twins Place Michael Pineda On Injured List

The Twins announced Monday that they’ve placed righty Michael Pineda (right elbow inflammation) and infielder/outfielder Rob Refsnyder (hamstring strain) on the 10-day injured list. In a pair of corresponding moves, they’ve reinstated Kenta Maeda and Luis Arraez from the...
Marlins Move Brian Anderson To 60-Day IL, Select Luis Madero

Marlins Move Brian Anderson To 60-Day IL, Select Luis Madero

=The Marlins are set to select the contract of right-hander Luis Madero from Triple-A Jacksonville and transfer third baseman Brian Anderson to the 60-day injured list to create space on the 40-man roster, reports Jordan McPherson of the Miami...
Mets Designate Jacob Barnes For Assignment

Mets Designate Jacob Barnes For Assignment

The Mets have designated right-hander Jacob Barnes for assignment and recalled righty Sean Reid-Foley from Triple-A Syracuse, per a team announcement. It’s been a rough showing for the 31-year-old Barnes with the Mets. In 18 2/3 innings, the former Brewers,...
NL East Notes: Acuna, Marlins, Betances, Strasburg

NL East Notes: Acuna, Marlins, Betances, Strasburg

Ronald Acuna Jr. left today’s game in the bottom of the fifth due to right pectoral tightness, but Braves manager Brian Snitker doesn’t believe the injury is too serious.  Snitker told reporters (including The Athletic’s David O’Brien) that the...
Twins Haven't Recently "Initiated" Extension Talks With Jose Berrios

Twins Haven’t Recently “Initiated” Extension Talks With Jose Berrios

Though the Twins are getting some notable reinforcements back from the injured list in the coming days, the 26-39 club has a big hill to climb to even approach the postseason race.  With this in mind, speculation has swirled...
MLBTR Live Chat

MLBTR Chat Transcript – MLB Trade Rumors

jimthegoatWhy not trade Trout to the Dodgers?==========================================================Too late, imo. They should’ve traded him to the LAD when the RS traded Betts. As good as Betts is, Trout is, or at least was, worth considerably more. ...
Indians Place Shane Bieber On Injured List

Indians Place Shane Bieber On Injured List

The Indians have placed ace Shane Bieber on the 10-day injured list due to a right shoulder subscapularis muscle strain, per a club announcement. Young lefty Kyle Nelson is up from Triple-A Columbus to take Bieber’s spot on the...
Rangers Acquire Andres Mesa To Complete Rafael Montero Trade

Rangers Acquire Andres Mesa To Complete Rafael Montero Trade

The Rangers have acquired minor league shortstop Andres Mesa from the Mariners as the player to be named later from last December’s Rafael Montero trade. The two parties had until tomorrow to agree on the player involved, as PTBNLs...

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