Chicago Cubs plan to be 'really active" in MLB free agency, says team president Jed Hoyer

Chicago Cubs plan to be ‘really active” in MLB free agency, says team president...

CHICAGO -- The Chicago Cubs are committing to the MLB free-agent market this winter after trading away about half their roster this season."We plan to be really active in free agency," team president Jed Hoyer said Friday afternoon. "We...
Cubs' President Jed Hoyer Discusses Upcoming Offseason

Cubs’ President Jed Hoyer Discusses Upcoming Offseason

Jed Hoyer, president of baseball operations for the Chicago Cubs, spoke with reporters (including Bruce Levine of of 670 The Score and Sahadev Sharma of The Athletic) on Friday about the upcoming offseason. Hoyer said that the organization plans...
Short-handed Houston Astros place Zack Greinke, Taylor Jones on injured list, citing protocols

Houston Astros’ Zack Greinke (neck) scratched from start, goes on 10-day IL

OAKLAND, Calif. -- Houston Astros right-hander Zack Greinke was scratched from his scheduled start Friday night and placed on the 10-day injured list with neck soreness.Greinke, who missed 12 games earlier this month while on the COVID-19 list, is...
Previewing The 2021-22 Free Agent Class: Third Basemen

Previewing The 2021-22 Free Agent Class: Third Basemen

We’ve already previewed a few different positions in this year’s free-agent market, beginning with catcher and first base. Third base is up next, and I’ll note in advance that there are of course quite a few notable shortstops who...
MLB suspends Toronto Blue Jays' Ryan Borucki, Charlie Montoyo for actions vs. Tampa Bay Rays

MLB suspends Toronto Blue Jays’ Ryan Borucki, Charlie Montoyo for actions vs. Tampa Bay...

MINNEAPOLIS -- Toronto Blue Jays reliever Ryan Borucki has been suspended for three games by Major League Baseball for intentionally hitting Tampa Bay's Kevin Kiermaier with a pitch in the latest salvo in a spat between the two American...
Cardinals Notes: Hudson, Reyes, Hicks

Cardinals Activate Dakota Hudson From 60-Day IL

The Cardinals announced Friday that right-hander Dakota Hudson has been activated from the 60-day injured list and added to the active roster as the 29th man for today’s doubleheader. Opening Day starter Jack Flaherty is still expected to be...
Dingers on dress-up day -- Los Angeles Dodgers celebrated their win over the Colorado Rockies in style

Dingers on dress-up day — Los Angeles Dodgers celebrated their win over the Colorado...

Did Halloween come early for the Los Angeles Dodgers? Judging by the team's social media account, it certainly seems like a possibility.Hours after defeating the Colorado Rockies 7-5 in 10 innings, the team posted festive photos on Twitter.As a...
Tyler Naquin Expected To Miss Rest Of Regular Season

Tyler Naquin Expected To Miss Rest Of Regular Season

Outfielder Tyler Naquin is expected to miss the remainder of the regular season, Reds manager David Bell tells Bobby Nightengale of the Cincinnati Enquirer. This news is most unwelcome for the Reds, as Naquin has been a pleasant surprise for...
MLB, players' union file labor notices as expiration of CBA nears

MLB, players’ union file labor notices as expiration of CBA nears

Major League Baseball and the players' association have submitted letters of intent to seek new labor terms as the Dec. 1 expiration of the sport's collective bargaining agreement approaches.The notices, sent to the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service, are...
Ryan Pressly Reaches Vesting Threshold, Guarantees 2022 Salary

Ryan Pressly Reaches Vesting Threshold, Guarantees 2022 Salary

Astros closer Ryan Pressly made his 60th appearance of the season in yesterday’s 9-5 win over the Angels, thus reaching an important contractual milestone.  As noted by The Houston Chronicle’s Chandler Rome, the Astros’ $10MM club option on Pressly’s...
Two weeks to go! What we're most excited about in the final 14 days of the MLB season

Two weeks to go! What we’re most excited about in the final 14 days...

There are just two weeks to go in the 2021 MLB regular season, and we are pumped.There's a thrilling National League West race raging between baseball's two best teams, the San Francisco Giants and the Los Angeles Dodgers. The...
No Current Discussions Between Mets, Billy Beane

No Current Discussions Between Mets, Billy Beane

There’s already been plenty of speculation regarding the Mets’ search for a president of baseball operations. They’ve been very loosely tied to notable names like Theo Epstein, Josh Byrnes, Chris Antonetti, and Derek Falvey in recent weeks, and chatter...
Los Angeles Dodgers put Cody Bellinger on IL due to rib fracture

Los Angeles Dodgers put Cody Bellinger on IL due to rib fracture

DENVER -- The Los Angeles Dodgers have placed outfielder Cody Bellinger on the injured list with a left rib fracture.The team made the move Tuesday just before its 5-4, 10-inning win in Colorado against the Rockies and backdated the...
Nationals' AGM Sam Mondry-Cohen To Depart Organization

Nationals’ AGM Sam Mondry-Cohen To Depart Organization

Nationals assistant general manager of baseball research and development Sam Mondry-Cohen has informed the club he will not return once his contract expires at the end of the season, reports Jesse Dougherty of the Washington Post. While Mondry-Cohen does...
Grievance hearing between MLB, players' union over pandemic-shortened season to start Monday

Grievance hearing between MLB, players’ union over pandemic-shortened season to start Monday

NEW YORK -- In the midst of difficult negotiations for a new collective bargaining agreement, Major League Baseball and its players' association are scheduled to start a grievance hearing next Monday over the union's claim the 2020 pandemic-affected season...
Giants Designate Scott Kazmir - MLB Trade Rumors

Giants To Select Scott Kazmir

The Giants are planning to bring southpaw Scott Kazmir back to start tomorrow night’s game against the Padres, manager Gabe Kapler told reporters (including Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle). Kazmir is not on the 40-man roster, but San...
Struggling New York Yankees activate pitcher Luis Severino, send former All-Star to bullpen

Struggling New York Yankees activate pitcher Luis Severino, send former All-Star to bullpen

NEW YORK -- Pitcher Luis Severino was activated by the New York Yankees before Monday's 4-3 win over the Texas Rangers.The two-time All-Star did not pitch in the victory, but is finally in position to make his first major...
Chris Bassitt Could Return To A's This Week

Chris Bassitt Could Return To A’s This Week

As the Athletics try to keep their playoff hopes alive, they could receive a boost that looked unlikely just a few weeks ago. Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic tweeted recently that the A’s are targeting Thursday for right-hander Chris...
Los Angeles Angels' Shohei Ohtani strikes out 10 in loss just days after sore arm put pitching status in doubt

Los Angeles Angels’ Shohei Ohtani strikes out 10 in loss just days after sore...

Just days after Los Angeles manager Joe Maddon indicated Shohei Ohtani might not pitch again this season because of a sore right arm, the Angels' two-way sensation was back on the mound Sunday, matching his season high in strikeouts...
Pirates Designate John Nogowski For Assignment

Pirates Release John Nogowski, Ka’ai Tom

The Pirates have released first baseman John Nogowski and outfielder Ka’ai Tom, relays Mike Persak of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Twitter link). Both players had been with Triple-A Indianapolis after being outrighted last month. Each of Nogowski and Tom would have qualified...

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