Sal Romano Elects Free Agency

Sal Romano Elects Free Agency

Sal Romano has rejected an outright assignment in favor of free agency, the Yankees announced. New York designated the right-hander for assignment last week and passed him through outright waivers not long after. The move concludes Romano’s second stint in...
Toronto Blue Jays score 44 runs in 3-game series vs. Baltimore Orioles

Toronto Blue Jays score 44 runs in 3-game series vs. Baltimore Orioles

BALTIMORE -- The Toronto Blue Jays thrashed the Baltimore Orioles 22-7 on Sunday, completing a three-game series that saw them score 44 runs.Lourdes Gurriel Jr. and Teoscar Hernandez each hit a grand slam while Vladimir Guerrero Jr. slugged his...
Clint Frazier Won't Return In 2021

Clint Frazier Won’t Return In 2021

Clint Frazier has been on the injured list since the end of June, and Yankees skipper Aaron Boone revealed to reporters last night that the 27-year-old outfielder won’t make it back to the team this season (Twitter link via...
Tampa Bay Rays place RHP Chris Archer on IL with hip discomfort

Tampa Bay Rays place RHP Chris Archer on IL with hip discomfort

The Tampa Bay Rays have placed pitcher Chris Archer on the 10-day injured list with hip discomfort.Archer left an Aug. 22 start in the second inning because of left hip tightness but has made three starts since.The 32-year-old righty...
Injury Notes: Snell, Boyd, deGrom, Nimmo

Injury Notes: Snell, Boyd, deGrom, Nimmo

The big storylines from today’s Padres-Dodgers game all revolve around Max Scherzer. Not only did he become just the 19th pitcher in Major League history to reach 3,000 career strikeouts, he also threw an immaculate inning and carried a...
Boston Red Sox pitcher Chris Sale tests positive for COVID-19

Boston Red Sox pitcher Chris Sale tests positive for COVID-19

The COVID-19 outbreak in the Boston Red Sox clubhouse is not over, as ace Chris Sale will miss at least his next start after testing positive for the illness.Sale, who will have to sit out a minimum of 10...
Rays Place Chris Archer On Injured List, Designate Shawn Armstrong, Activate Nick Anderson And Brett Phillips

Rays Place Chris Archer On Injured List, Designate Shawn Armstrong, Activate Nick Anderson And...

The Rays have made a flurry of roster moves, as first reported by Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times (Twitter links).  Right-hander Chris Archer has been placed on the 10-day injured list with discomfort in his left hip,...
Cubs' Jason Heyward kneed in head, leaves game against Giants

Cubs’ Jason Heyward kneed in head, leaves game against Giants

CHICAGO -- Chicago Cubs outfielder Jason Heyward left Saturday's 15-4 loss to San Francisco in the fourth inning after sliding into third and getting kneed in the head by Giants shortstop Brandon Crawford.Following the game, bench coach Andy Green...
Giants Outright Jake Jewell - MLB Trade Rumors

Giants Outright Jake Jewell – MLB Trade Rumors

The Giants announced that right-hander Jake Jewell has cleared waivers and been outrighted to Triple-A.  Jewell’s presence on the waiver wire wasn’t publicly known, though this marks the third time Jewell has been on waivers this season, and the...
Ex-MLB pitcher Mike Montgomery throws rosin bag, hits ump in KBO game

Ex-MLB pitcher Mike Montgomery throws rosin bag, hits ump in KBO game

Former major league pitcher Mike Montgomery hit an umpire with a rosin bag and had to be restrained by teammates after being ejected from a KBO game on Friday.Montgomery, who pitches for the Samsung Lions, was ejected after being...
Jake Cronenworth Fractures Finger - MLB Trade Rumors

Jake Cronenworth Fractures Finger – MLB Trade Rumors

By TC Zencka | September 11, 2021 at 7:34am CDT Padres star infielder Jake Cronenworth has a small fracture on his left ring finger, per AJ Cassavell of MLB.com (via Twitter). It’s unclear at this time how long Cronenworth...
Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Trevor Bauer has administrative leave extended to July 27, sources say

Source — Los Angeles Dodgers P Trevor Bauer’s season is over as MLB administrative...

What had evolved into an inevitability became an official ruling Friday, when Major League Baseball and the MLB Players Association agreed to extend Trevor Bauer's administrative leave through what remains of the 2021 season, a league official told ESPN.Bauer,...
Brian Anderson To Undergo Shoulder Surgery

Brian Anderson To Undergo Shoulder Surgery

Marlins third baseman Brian Anderson will undergo surgery next week to repair a subluxation in his left shoulder, the team informed reporters (including Jordan McPherson of the Miami Herald). The team is hopeful he’ll be ready for Spring Training in...
New York Yankees' Jameson Taillon placed on injured list; Zack Britton undergoes Tommy John surgery

New York Yankees’ Jameson Taillon placed on injured list; Zack Britton undergoes Tommy John...

The New York Yankees have placed right-hander Jameson Taillon on the 10-day injured list because of a partial tendon tear in his right ankle, while reliever Zack Britton is unlikely to pitch again until 2023 after undergoing Tommy John...
Zack Britton Undergoes Reconstructive Elbow Surgery

Zack Britton Undergoes Reconstructive Elbow Surgery

Yankees reliever Zack Britton underwent a reconstructive procedure to repair the UCL in his throwing elbow, manager Aaron Boone told reporters (including Erik Boland of Newsday). The surgery will sideline him for at least a significant chunk of the 2022...
New York Yankees' Derek Jeter enshrined in Baseball Hall of Fame

New York Yankees’ Derek Jeter enshrined in Baseball Hall of Fame

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. -- On an induction day that seemed for months would never come, New York Yankees great Derek Jeter went into the Hall of Fame on Wednesday with three others in front of a crowd dominated by Yankee...
AL Central Notes: Perez, Jimenez, Dobnak

AL Central Notes: Perez, Jimenez, Dobnak

“Everyone destroyed that deal,” a rival executive tells The Athletic’s Ken Rosenthal about the general opinion of the Royals’ four-year, $82MM contract extension with Salvador Perez last March.  Though that extension doesn’t kick in until next season, it is...
New York Mets ace Jacob deGrom's elbow 'perfectly intact,' but return remains uncertain

New York Mets ace Jacob deGrom’s elbow ‘perfectly intact,’ but return remains uncertain

New York Mets ace Jacob deGrom's right elbow is healthy, but the team is uncertain whether he will return this season, team president Sandy Alderson said.DeGrom, 32, has not pitched since July 7 because of a sprained elbow. He...
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20 years later, the enduring legacy of the Mike Piazza home run

20 years later, the enduring legacy of the Mike Piazza home run

RONNIE GIES HAD been missing for almost 10 days when his wife, Carol, got two unexpected invitations for Sept. 21, 2001. One was to go to the World Trade Center with other grieving spouses and loved ones of firefighters...

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