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LaRoche the star with 3 hits, walk-off single - Adam LaRoche | WAS
Adam LaRoche went 3-for-5 and sent the Nationals to a 5-4 victory over the Angels on Wednesday with a walk-off RBI single.
23 Apr 2014 at 10:55pm

Bruce swipes two bases as Reds beat Pirates - Jay Bruce | CIN
Jay Bruce went 2-for-4 with a double, an RBI, and a run scored as the Reds defeated the Pirates on Wednesday. More impressively, he stole two bases in the effort as well.
23 Apr 2014 at 10:51pm

Nats walk off after Ernesto Frieri blows save - Ernesto Frieri | ANA
Ernesto Frieri blew his second save of the season, allowing four runs as the Nationals walked off winners in the bottom of the ninth.
23 Apr 2014 at 10:44pm

Mariners option Franklin to Triple-A Tacoma - Nick Franklin | SEA
Mariners optioned INF Nick Franklin to Triple-A Tacoma.
23 Apr 2014 at 10:39pm

Semien's grand slam powers White Sox to win - Marcus Semien | CWS
Marcus Semien went 1-for-4 with a timely grand slam as the White Sox defeated the Tigers 6-4 on Wednesday.
23 Apr 2014 at 10:23pm

Pineda ejected for foreign substance on neck - Michael Pineda | NYY
Michael Pineda was ejected in the second inning of Wednesday's game at Fenway Park for having a foreign substance on his neck.
23 Apr 2014 at 7:56pm

Sanchez slam gives Giants extra-innings win - Hector Sanchez | SF
Hector Sanchez hit a grand slam in the 11th inning -- his second home run of the game -- and the Giants outlasted the Rockies for a 12-10 win on Wednesday.
23 Apr 2014 at 7:51pm

Kershaw (back) to make rehab start Friday - Clayton Kershaw | LA
Clayton Kershaw (back) will make his first rehab start Friday at Class-A Rancho Cucamonga.
23 Apr 2014 at 7:15pm

Seager hits walkoff three-run HR to beat HOU - Kyle Seager | SEA
Kyle Seager slugged a walkoff three-run homer Wednesday in the Mariners' 5-3 win over the Astros.
23 Apr 2014 at 6:49pm

Martin Perez throws second straight shutout - Martin Perez | TEX
Martin Perez threw his second straight complete game shutout on Wednesday, limiting the A's to three hits in the Rangers' 3-0 victory.
23 Apr 2014 at 6:46pm

Waino (knee) completes workout Wednesday - Adam Wainwright | STL
Adam Wainwright (knee) completed a normal workout without issue on Wednesday.
23 Apr 2014 at 6:30pm

Ruggiano going for X-rays on left hamstring - Justin Ruggiano | CHC
Justin Ruggiano will have X-rays done on his injured left hamstring.
23 Apr 2014 at 6:07pm

Saves and Steals: Bullpen Returns and Declines
A big return and some long-coming declines shake up the bullpen rankings this week.
23 Apr 2014 at 1:53pm

Baseball Daily Dose: Daily Dose: 500 for Pujols
In Wednesday's Daily Dose, Ryan Boyer discusses Albert Pujols' major milestone, Manny Machado's rehab and more.
23 Apr 2014 at 2:10am

Prospects: Prospect Positional: Outfield
Matthew Foreman ranks the top outfield prospects in baseball and breaks down who's surging, who's slumping and more in this new weekly column.
22 Apr 2014 at 1:35pm

Breaking News: MLB Live Chat
Ryan Boyer answers all of your fantasy baseball questions Tuesday in a 3:30 p.m. ET chat.
22 Apr 2014 at 7:13am

Prospect - Premium: Prospect Positional: Outfield
In his new prospect series, Matthew Foreman covers outfielders.
22 Apr 2014 at 4:48am

Baseball Daily Dose: Daily Dose: Sale Stress
In Tuesday's Daily Dose, D.J. Short discusses Chris Sale's trip to the DL, Corey Dickerson's opportunity in the Rockies' outfield, and much more.
22 Apr 2014 at 1:07am

Baseball Daily Dose: Dose: Suspension For Gomez?
Nate Grimm runs down all the weekend action, including the brawl at PNC Park, the Ike Davis trade and Ivan Nova's elbow injury in Monday's Daily Dose.
21 Apr 2014 at 1:04am

Strike Zone: Notes: Billy Hamilton Sliding
Matthew Pouliot has thoughts on Billy Hamilton's slow start, the Ike Davis trade and several closing situations in the Strike Zone.
20 Apr 2014 at 9:14pm

Red Sox shut down Yankees behind Lackey
Red Sox win 5-1 after Yanks pitcher Pineda ejected
23 Apr 2014 at 11:16pm

Pineda ejected for foreign substance on neck
New York Yankees starting pitcher Michael Pineda was ejected from Wednesday night's game with the Boston Red Sox in the second inning for having a foreign substance on his neck that he was applying to the baseball.
23 Apr 2014 at 11:18pm

D-backs spoil Wrigley's 100th with rally in 9th
Fittingly, the Chicago Cubs marked Wrigley Field's 100th birthday with a loss -- a dramatic, error-filled one, at that.
23 Apr 2014 at 8:29pm

Tanaka says going 24-0 again not impossible
One day removed from his biggest victory to date, a humbling of the defending champion Red Sox, Masahiro Tanaka would not rule out the possibility he could go on the same kind of tear he went on in Japan last year, when he finished 24-0 with Rakuten.
23 Apr 2014 at 6:31pm

Kershaw to start rehab assignment Friday
The Los Angeles Dodgers could get ace Clayton Kershaw back within two weeks.
23 Apr 2014 at 9:29pm

McGrady makes Skeeters' roster as pitcher
Former NBA star Tracy McGrady has made the opening day roster of the Sugar Land Skeeters as a pitcher.
23 Apr 2014 at 11:08pm

Cubs say absent Sosa must make amends
Former Chicago Cubs slugger Sammy Sosa was not invited to participate in the festivities commemorating the 100th anniversary of Wrigley Field Wednesday, and a team official says he has some work to do before being welcomed back by the organization.
23 Apr 2014 at 9:41pm

Selig sides with Cubs over rooftop owners
Major League baseball commissioner Bud Selig stands firmly on the side of Chicago Cubs ownership when it comes to their fight with local rooftop owners.
23 Apr 2014 at 8:43pm

Pads' Johnson to undergo 2nd Tommy John
San Diego Padres starter Josh Johnson is scheduled to undergo elbow ligament-replacement surgery for the second time and will miss the entire season.
23 Apr 2014 at 7:48pm

Trumbo (stress fracture) out extended period
Arizona Diamondbacks outfielder Mark Trumbo will be sidelined for an extended period of time because of a stress fracture in his left foot.
23 Apr 2014 at 8:12pm

Maddon: Escobar 4-2 strikeout should be walk
Tampa Bay Rays manager Joe Maddon has an interesting suggestion after Yunel Escobar struck out a pitch with a 4-2 count: give him credit for a walk.
23 Apr 2014 at 10:14pm

Sanchez GS sends Giants past Rockies in 11
Hector Sanchez hit two of San Francisco's six homers, including a grand slam in the 11th inning Wednesday that gave the Giants a wild 12-10 victory over the Colorado Rockies.
23 Apr 2014 at 9:24pm

Rangers' Perez tosses 2nd straight shutout
Perez help Rangers sweep A's with 3-0 win
23 Apr 2014 at 7:49pm

Semien's slam sends White Sox past Tigers
Semien's slam lifts White Sox over Tigers 6-4
23 Apr 2014 at 11:12pm

Yanks' Nova to get 2nd opinion on torn UCL
Yankees right-hander Ivan Nova will seek a second opinion on the partially-torn ulnar collateral ligament he suffered Saturday while pitching against the Rays before deciding upon whether to have Tommy John surgery, the team announced on Wednesday.
23 Apr 2014 at 7:30pm

Pineda tossed for pine tar; Red Sox beat Yanks 5-1 (Yahoo Sports)

Yankees pitcher Michael Pineda was ejected for using a foreign substance less than two weeks after appearing to get away with it in another game against Boston, and the Red Sox beat New York 5-1 on Wednesday night. The right-hander was thrown out in the second inning when plate umpire Gerry Davi...


23 Apr 2014 at 10:54pm

Cubs lose to Diamondbacks 7-5 on Wrigley's 100th (Yahoo Sports)

The Chicago Cubs celebrated the 100th anniversary of the first game at Wrigley Field in the most appropriate way: with a gut-wrenching loss. After an error by shortstop Starlin Castro, the Arizona Diamondbacks rallied for five runs in the ninth to beat the Cubs 7-5 Wednesday. ''That one finishe...


23 Apr 2014 at 7:40pm

Brewers bats wake up at home to beat Padres 5-2 (Yahoo Sports)

Jean Segura hit a three-run homer, and the Milwaukee Brewers broke out of an offensive slumber at home to support Kyle Lohse in a 5-2 win over the San Diego Padres on Wednesday night. Khris Davis added a solo shot for the Brewers, who have won five of six and are a big league-best 16-6. Brewers...


23 Apr 2014 at 11:03pm

Perez help Rangers sweep A's with 3-0 win (Yahoo Sports)

With the Texas rotation ravaged by injuries early in the season, Martin Perez has more than filled the void. Perez pitched his second consecutive shutout to extend his scoreless innings streak to 26 and the Texas Rangers wrapped up a three-game sweep of the Oakland Athletics with a 3-0 victory W...


23 Apr 2014 at 8:16pm

Semien's slam lifts White Sox over Tigers 6-4 (Yahoo Sports)

On the night he became the franchise's career leader in total bases, Paul Konerko liked what he saw from some of the younger Chicago White Sox. Marcus Semien's seventh-inning grand slam lifted the White Sox over the Detroit Tigers 6-4 Wednesday night. It was the first career grand slam for the ...


23 Apr 2014 at 11:09pm

Cruz hits 2 homers as Orioles beat Blue Jays 10-8 (Yahoo Sports)

Nelson Cruz hit two of Baltimore's season-high four home runs, Chris Davis and Matt Wieters also connected and the Orioles beat the Toronto Blue Jays 10-8 Wednesday night. Cruz hit a solo homer off Dustin McGowan in the third and a grand slam off Todd Redmond (0-2) in the fifth, giving him six h...


23 Apr 2014 at 10:41pm

LaRoche caps Nats comeback for 5-4 win over Angels (Yahoo Sports)

Adam LaRoche's tiebreaking RBI single off the first pitch from Fernando Salas capped a four-run rally in the bottom of the ninth inning, and the Washington Nationals came back to beat the Los Angeles Angels 5-4 Wednesday night to avoid a sweep. Los Angeles led 4-1 entering the ninth, and closer ...


23 Apr 2014 at 10:49pm

Mets cut down tying run, hold off Cardinals 3-2 (Yahoo Sports)

Lucas Duda hit a long home run and the New York Mets threw out the potential tying run at the plate in the ninth inning to hold off the St. Louis Cardinals 3-2 Wednesday night with a stiff wind whipping through Citi Field. Jonathon Niese earned his first win of the season, and shortstop Ruben Te...


23 Apr 2014 at 10:46pm

Sanchez's slam in 11th helps Giants beat Rox 12-10 (Yahoo Sports)

Backup catcher Hector Sanchez played a starring role in a wild win. Sanchez hit two of San Francisco's six homers, including a grand slam in the 11th inning Wednesday that gave the Giants a thrilling 12-10 victory over the Colorado Rockies. With the Giants on the verge of being swept in a three...


23 Apr 2014 at 9:11pm

Simon, Bruce lead Reds past Pirates 5-2 (Yahoo Sports)

Alfredo Simon pitched into the seventh inning despite erratic control, Jay Bruce drove in a run for a fifth consecutive game and the Cincinnati Reds beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 5-2 Wednesday night. Simon has pitched at least six innings in each of his four starts this season as a replacement for...


23 Apr 2014 at 10:45pm

Chris Colabello homers on mom's birthday as she's being interviewed on Twins ...

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Chris Colabello of the Minnesota Twins gave his mother, Silvana Colabello, one of the best birthday presents she could have ever asked for on Wednesday night, and it all happened in front of a live television audience watching on FOX Sports North.

Silvana an...


23 Apr 2014 at 9:36pm

Tracy McGrady makes Sugar Land Skeeters opening day roster

Former NBA all-star Tracy McGrady, who is now pursuing his childhood dream to play professional baseball, was officially named to the independent league Sugar Land Skeeters opening day roster on Wednesday. Team manager and former major leaguer Gary Gaetti confirmed the news to Fox 26 in Houston, ...


23 Apr 2014 at 8:41pm

Yankees pitcher Michael Pineda ejected after foreign substance discovered on ...

John Farrell and the Boston Red Sox weren't going to let Michael Pineda get away with apparently doctoring the ball against them twice. In the second inning of Wednesday's game against the New York Yankees, Farrell asked umpire Gerry Davis to check Pineda's neck, which appeared to have a foreign...


23 Apr 2014 at 8:36pm

NL home run leader Mark Trumbo diagnosed with stress fracture in left foot

Even as the Arizona Diamondbacks pulled out a much needed 7-5 victory over the Chicago Cubs on Wednesday afternoon ? ruining the 100th birthday celebration at Wrigley Field and improving to 6-18 this season ?  the negatives outweighed the positives. That's because the team learned immediately aft...


23 Apr 2014 at 6:45pm

Cubs ruin Wrigley Field's 100th birthday party with brutal ninth-inning collapse

You had to figure it would end this way.

The Chicago Cubs can't have nice things, they've shown this over and over again. So on Wednesday when the team was celebrating Wrigley Field's 100th birthday, when everything was going well, when they took a 5-2 lead over the Arizona Diamondbacks into the...


23 Apr 2014 at 6:32pm

Josh Johnson will have Tommy John surgery, won't pitch an inning for Padres i...

When the San Diego Padres signed oft-injured pitcher Josh Johnson to an $8 million contract for the 2014 season, they were hoping they'd get a bounce-back season from the pitcher who had shown moments of brilliance in his MLB career.

Instead, they're getting a whole season of Johnson on the shel...


23 Apr 2014 at 5:20pm

Sammy Sosa snubbed as Cubs celebrate Wrigley Field's 100th birthday

The Baseball Hall of Fame isn't the only place where Sammy Sosa isn't welcome apparently. The former Chicago Cubs slugger, the face of the franchise for a decade, wasn't invited Wednesday as the team celebrated 100 years of Wrigley Field.

The Cubs' pre-game ceremony included appearances from a n...


23 Apr 2014 at 2:58pm

Cubs, D-backs wearing 100-year-old throwback jerseys for Wrigley Field's birt...

For Wrigley Field's 100th anniversary, celebrated Wednesday by the Chicago Cubs, it probably wasn't a huge surprise that the team chose to wear throwback jerseys. But the specific jerseys that the Cubs and the opposing Arizona Diamondbacks donned weren't your average MLB throwbacks.

The Cubs didn...


23 Apr 2014 at 1:43pm

The Cubs celebrated Wrigley Field's 100th birthday with a 400-pound cake

The Chicago Cubs are having one heck of a birthday party Wednesday, celebrating 100 years of Wrigley Field. They enlisted character actors dressed like it's 1914, dressed both teams in throwback uniforms and handed out free cupcakes and replica jerseys to fans.

But as everybody knows, it's not a...


23 Apr 2014 at 12:37pm

Why Wrigley Field's 100th birthday feels a bit empty on the North Side

The Chicago Cubs are advertising the 100th anniversary of Wrigley Field?s opening as the ?Party of the Century? and that would be all well and good if the label didn?t sound so familiar.

Wasn?t the ?Party of the Century? supposed to happen when the team won the World Series?

OK, I get it: With t...


23 Apr 2014 at 9:44am

The Grand Slam: Adam Wainwright checks out OK after hyperextending knee

 

Ace Adam Wainwright put a scare into the St. Louis Cardinals on Tuesday night, hyper-extending his right knee trying to cover first base on a grounder to the right side in the bottom of the seventh inning. He was 79 pitches into a shutout against the Mets, but had to leave the game after the ...


23 Apr 2014 at 6:44am

Collin McHugh dazzles for Astros as waiver-wire pickup

Picked up off waivers a week before Christmas, pitcher Collin McHugh performed like few others ever have in their Houston Astros debut.

Called up from Class AAA earlier this week and given only 24 hours notice that he was starting, McHugh struck out 12 over 6 2/3 shutout innings Tuesday night in...


23 Apr 2014 at 6:31am

David Price hit by line drive in cup and says he doesn't even feel it

For those who have never experienced the pain of getting hit in the male genitalia, let's just say, "good for you." Tampa Bay Rays left-hander David Price got hit there Tuesday night on a line drive by Joe Mauer but says, somewhat incredulously, that he didn't feel a thing.

Price was wearing a p...


23 Apr 2014 at 5:18am

Umpires use replay to check count on Yunel Escobar ? and still get it wrong

When it's all said and done, this is going to be remembered as the worst moment in the history of umpiring in the video replay era. Or else, if there's anything worse coming down the pike, heaven help us all.

Umpires at Tropicana Field lost track of the count in the fifth inning Tuesday night wi...


23 Apr 2014 at 4:31am

Angels say Albert Pujols called his shots on 499th and 500th homers

We're never going to know for sure if Babe Ruth really called his shot and hit a home run against the Cubs in the 1933 World Series. It's fun to think he did. And we know it's possible, because others have done it.

Albert Pujols did it Tuesday night, his teammates on the Los Angeles Angels said,...


23 Apr 2014 at 3:23am

Jose Fernandez gets 14 strikeouts and big praise from Braves

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A season ago, the Atlanta Braves didn't know what to make of rookie right-hander Jose Fernandez. After he shut them down Tuesday night, they fell over each other heaping praise on one of the game's top young players.

Fernandez matched his career high with 14...


23 Apr 2014 at 1:46am

Nine MLB stars off to a disappointing start

Yes, it's still very early in the season. So early that a couple of hot days at the plate can turn a disappointing batting average into a somewhat respectable one. So early that every statistical analysis comes with the requisite "small-sample size" warning.

But still, when you're a reigning MVP ...


23 Apr 2014 at 1:42am

Fan who caught Pujols 500th home run wants nothing in return

Angels fan Tom Sherrill of Pomona, CA and a member iof Air Force with Albert's milestone. #Angelsfanrewarded pic.twitter.com/l4WKC1eTTQ

? Tim Mead (@TMeadAngels) April 23, 2014

Tom Sherrill of Pomona, Calif., a 29-year-old Los Angeles Angels fan and a staff sergeant in the Air Force, is the person...


22 Apr 2014 at 10:32pm

Albert Pujols hits home run No. 500

Twenty-six men in major league history have hit at least 500 home runs ? 26 men and one "Machine."

Albert Pujols connected for two homers in his first three at-bats Tuesday night at Nationals Park in Washington, D.C., giving him 500 for his career. He went deep for a three-run homer to left in t...


22 Apr 2014 at 9:42pm

Tony Gwynn 'doing good' on medical leave from San Diego State coaching job

MLB Hall of Famer Tony Gwynn has missed the past 19 games as head coach of San Diego State's baseball program while regaining strength and recovering from ongoing cancer treatments. Gwynn had kept the news quiet since March 24, apparently until Fox 5 in San Diego reported Monday that he was on me...


22 Apr 2014 at 5:40pm

John Farrell: Take replay challenge power away from managers

No other major league manager has been more critical of the new video review system than John Farrell of the Boston Red Sox. He's not just complaining to complain, although the Red Sox seem to have gotten the short end on some big calls so far. Regardless of how it's affected his team, Farrell m...


22 Apr 2014 at 3:18pm

Silly theory that could be true: Dr. James Andrews turned Matt Harvey into a dog

Here's what we know:

? Matt Harvey works for the New York Mets.

? Harvey had Tommy John elbow ligament replacement surgery six months ago Tuesday.

? Dr. James Andrews reportedly performed that surgery.

? Harvey tweeted a photo of himself in recovery wearing a surgical gown featuring an animal's ...


22 Apr 2014 at 2:28pm

Four players suspended after Brewers-Pirates brawl; Gerrit Cole not punished

Major League Baseball suspended and fined four players on Tuesday, punishment from the Easter Sunday brawl between the Milwaukee Brewers and the Pittsburgh Pirates.

The brawl was sparked when Carlos Gomez of the Brewers hit a triple off Pirates pitcher Gerrit Cole. Gomez admired it momentarily, t...


22 Apr 2014 at 1:40pm

Matt Harvey extends greetings, along with a middle finger, on Twitter

Matt Harvey says he "can't believe it's been six months already" since Dr. James Andrews performed Tommy John elbow ligament replacement surgery on his right arm. To commemorate the anniversary Tuesday, or half-anniversary, Harvey sent a NSFW tweet of a vintage photo ? which he since has deleted...


22 Apr 2014 at 12:40pm

Garrett Richards pitches to himself using wall behind home plate

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Countless kids across North America have pitched baseballs against brick walls with a strike zone box painted over an imagined home plate. That's all Los Angeles Angels right-hander Garrett Richards was doing Monday night at Nationals Park ? reminiscing ? wh...


22 Apr 2014 at 11:10am

Chris Sale goes on DL with sore arm but MRI shows no ligament damage

Because he's skinny and has an unorthodox-looking delivery, left-hander Chris Sale of the Chicago White Sox frequently is said to be walking a fine line between dominance and needing a new elbow ligament. So when Sale came up sore after his most recent start, a 127-pitch effort against the Bosto...


22 Apr 2014 at 10:15am

This kid got a foul ball at the Rockies game and his reaction is priceless (V...

Every kid who goes to an MLB game has that moment where he or she hopes to grab a foul ball. Heck, even adults do. When fans get their hands on a ball, the reactions usually range from jumping around to high-fives and fist pumps.

This kid at Monday's San Francisco Giants-Colorado Rockies game, h...


22 Apr 2014 at 2:26am

The Grand Slam: In a clash of young stars, 41-year-old Raul Ibanez is the winner

All eyes were on Mike Trout and Bryce Harper as two of baseball's brightest stars played against each other for the first time, but it was Raul Ibanez who stole the show Monday night.

Ibanez, the 41-year-old veteran who is almost as old as Trout (22) and Harper (21) combined, delivered a three-r...


22 Apr 2014 at 1:19am

Ike Davis hits 2nd grand slam of season against Reds ? this one with broken bat

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Now that he's with the Pittsburgh Pirates, slugger Ike Davis doesn't even require a properly functioning bat in order to go deep. Just make sure the Cincinnati Reds are the opponent and the bases are loaded ? and he's good to go.

Davis connected for a grand ...


21 Apr 2014 at 10:45pm

Five Big Things: The hot Brewers, Pujols' quest for 500 and the MLB week ahead

Five Big Things is Big League Stew's look at the week ahead in MLB action, examining storylines and matchups you should keep an eye on.

1. CAN THE BREWERS KEEP THEIR HOT STREAK GOING?
If you're one of those people looking at the Milwaukee Brewers and their MLB best 14-5 record and thinking, "this...


21 Apr 2014 at 7:42pm

Josh Reddick dresses like Ultimate Warrior for 'Intentional Talk' interview

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Josh Reddick, MLB's foremost pro wrestling fan, unleashed his tribute to World Wrestling Entertainment icon Ultimate Warrior during Monday's episode of "Intentional Talk" on MLB Network.

Ultimate Warrior (aka James Hellwig) died on April 8 at age 54, a day a...


21 Apr 2014 at 5:39pm

Round Two? Russell Martin challenges Martin Maldonado to a charity fight

A day later, tempers from Sunday's brawl between the Pittsburgh Pirates and Milwaukee Brewers still haven't simmered down. After the game, Pirates catcher Russell Martin suggested it would be fair to hold down Brewers backup catcher Martin Maldonado so he could be punched in the face. Maldonado ...


21 Apr 2014 at 5:18pm

The Brewers have built a house for Hank the Dog ? and it has a slide

Here's the latest in the continuing saga of a stray dog adopted by a pro baseball team and currently living the good life: The Milwaukee Brewers have constructed and unveiled a house for Hank the Dog, their spring training stray who has turned into a team mascot.

Observe (and note that they've be...


21 Apr 2014 at 3:14pm

'Field of Dreams' cast will have a Father's Day reunion for film's 25th anniv...

Monday is the 25th anniversary of "Field of Dreams," a film that anybody reading a baseball blog surely knows well. But the big celebration of "Field of Dreams" turning 25 is yet to come.

Details were announced Monday for a Father's Day weekend (June 13-15) cast reunion and celebration of the fi...


21 Apr 2014 at 2:42pm

Andrew McCutchen gave out autographed Easter eggs to young Pirates fans

Before all the ugliness of a benches clearing brawl in Sunday's Milwaukee Brewers-Pittsburgh Pirates game, Andrew McCutchen, the reigning NL MVP, played Easter Bunny for young Pirates fans.

Instead of a pre-game autograph signing, McCutchen handed out autographed Easter eggs filled with candy to ...


21 Apr 2014 at 12:54pm

Mike Trout sends Bryce Harper a text about first MLB meeting Monday night

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Muhammad Ali vs. Joe Frazier. Wilt Chamberlain vs. Bill Russell. Arnold Palmer vs. Jack Nicklaus.

Can Mike Trout vs. Bryce Harper ever get as storied as those rivalries?

Well, considering that Trout and Harper don't have much of a rivalry ? yet ? it's unlike...


21 Apr 2014 at 12:11pm

All six of Ryan Braun's home runs this season have come in Pennsylvania

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Now that we know the truth, that all six of Ryan Braun's home runs this season have come at either PNC Park or Citizens Bank Park, will Major League Baseball put the state of Pennsylvania on the banned substance list? It must be something in the air, or the ...


21 Apr 2014 at 10:42am

The Grand Slam: Red Sox capitalize on errant throw that caps night of O's mis...

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It was chaos at Fenway Park in the bottom of the ninth inning Sunday night: With the bases loaded and the score tied, Mike Carp hit a screaming line drive to shallow left field. Dustin Pedroia started to run home, then realized he ought to tag up at third...


21 Apr 2014 at 9:45am

Fenway remembers Boston Marathon attacks

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"Lifted by an outpouring of love," the Boston Red Sox held a ceremony Sunday night at Fenway Park marking the events of the 2013 Boston Marathon, along a remembrance by the city and the world. The theme, in part, was "This is our city," inspired by the words...


21 Apr 2014 at 8:40am

Delino DeShields Jr. takes 90 mph fastball to face, suffers broken cheekbone

In 1971, Major League Baseball took its first major step towards protecting players when batting helmets were mandated ? sans the ear flaps ? for hitters. In 2014, they're attempting to do the same for pitchers by approving padded caps that are available to be worn, but have yet to endear themsel...


20 Apr 2014 at 4:47pm

Angels commit three errors on one play allowing Ian Kinsler to score from first

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The Los Angeles Angels suffered a defensive meltdown of epic proportions on Sunday afternoon. During one first inning sequence against the Detroit Tigers, they committed not one, not two, but three errors consecutively, allowing base runner Ian Kinsler to sc...


20 Apr 2014 at 4:10pm

Carlos Gomez ignites benches-clearing brawl with Pirates after showboating on...

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Wherever Carlos Gomez goes, drama and hot tempers are sure to follow.

The animated Milwaukee Brewers outfielder, who has rubbed more than his fair share of opponents the wrong way with his antics, found himself in the middle of another benches clearing situa...


20 Apr 2014 at 3:15pm

Rockies version of the 'Rally Squirrel' runs circles around Phillies

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The Rally Squirrel is back!

Well, maybe it's not THAT Rally Squirrel, but his Colorado cousin ? call him Rocky J? ? did the family legacy proud on Saturday night when he took over Coors Field during the third and fourth innings of the Rockies 3-1 victory ove...


20 Apr 2014 at 12:36pm

Ivan Nova likely to face Tommy John surgery after partially torn UCL diagnosis

Elbow injuries around Major League Baseball continue piling up at an alarming rate. The latest on the list and another likely to face Tommy John surgery is New York Yankees right-hander Ivan Nova, who was diagnosed with a partially torn UCL following his early exit Saturday night against the Tamp...


20 Apr 2014 at 11:53am

Bartolo Colon swings for the fences and loses his helmet

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Why did it have to take so long for Bartolo Colon to return to the National League? The last time he played in the league was 2002, but even that stint was unsatisfying as he made only 17 starts for the Montreal Expos before moving back to the AL

In 17 seaso...


20 Apr 2014 at 3:50am

Blue Jays reliever Todd Redmond sports MLB's new protective hats

The recent focus on head injuries in sports coupled with traumatic injuries suffered by pitchers Brandon McCarthy, Juan Nicasio, Alex Cobb and, most recently, Aroldis Chapman, who were all struck on the mound by line drive come backers, has led Major League Baseball to ramp up efforts to better p...


20 Apr 2014 at 2:05am

The Grand Slam: Ryan Braun's ninth inning home run lifts Brewers over Pirates

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The Milwaukee Brewers are leaving the state of Pennsylvania on Sunday and no one will be more disappointed than Ryan Braun.

Milwaukee's slugger muscled up for two home runs in Saturday's 8-7 victory over the Pirates, including the game-winning two-run blast ...


20 Apr 2014 at 12:47am

A Giants fan and Padres fan shared a moment and a hug after chasing foul ball

Who says opposing fans can't get along in the middle of an intense divisional game?

During the Padres 2-1 victory over the Giants on Friday night, a fan from each side got along just fine despite the close game and despite their desire to capture the same souvenir.

The Giants fan, an older gentl...


19 Apr 2014 at 7:20pm

Nats' manager Matt Williams makes rookie mistake benching Bryce Harper

Manager Matt Williams made a much bigger mistake than Bryce Harper ? if you even call what Harper did a mistake ? by benching his young star after he didn't hustle to first base on a ground ball back to the pitcher Saturday afternoon. Williams lectured Harper and removed him in the sixth inning,...


19 Apr 2014 at 5:24pm

Billy Hamilton takes very feeble hack at Jeff Samardzija fastball

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Billy Hamilton may be the fastest man in MLB and a base stealing threat every time he reaches base, but his problem so far has been just that ? getting on base. His offensive game is a work in progress to put it gently, and, at times, a sight for sore eyes t...


19 Apr 2014 at 4:13pm

Report: MLB to reexamine home plate collision and transfer rules

According to Fox Sports' Ken Rosenthal, Major League Baseball will be proactive in making adjustments to the new rules involving collisions at home plate as well as transfer rules on defense. Both have been the source of controversy early in the season as players and umpires struggle to figure ou...


19 Apr 2014 at 2:03pm

Red Sox rough luck with replay continues following another questionable call

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By and large expanded replay is working to the satisfaction of most around Major League Baseball. However, the Boston Red Sox may be the one big exception so far after a pair of reviews during their series with the New York Yankees last weekend appeared to s...


19 Apr 2014 at 12:34pm

Bo Porter leaves Astros dugout to confront Jed Lowrie over unwritten rules vi...

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Houston Astros manager Bo Porter has had a frustrating week, which might be expected when tasked with guiding a young and inexperienced ball club in the midst of a complete rebuild. We saw a bit of that frustration boil over following Thursday night's loss t...


19 Apr 2014 at 3:51am

The Grand Slam: Giancarlo Stanton delivers walk-off grand slam for Marlins

Your browser does not support iframes.p://mit.zenfs.com/121/2014/04/TheGrandSlam1.jpg">The hottest hitter in baseball struck again on Friday night when Miami Marlins outfielder Giancarlo Stanton connected on yet another impressive home run. Only this time the drama wasn't attached to how far it w...


19 Apr 2014 at 2:30am

Martin Maldonado hit the cover off a baseball ? literally

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You?ll often hear a baseball player going through a good stretch at the plate described as ?hitting the cover off the baseball.? What you never hear is someone described as ?hitting the cover off the baseball,? followed by no, seriously, he hit the cover off...


18 Apr 2014 at 10:04pm

Pirates solidify first base platoon by acquiring Ike Davis from Mets

The Pittsburgh Pirates have been looking for a steady solution to fill out their first base platoon dating back to their trade deadline acquisition of Justin Morneau last July. They may have found their man on Friday, acquiring Ike Davis from the New York Mets in exchange for right-handed pitcher...


18 Apr 2014 at 7:21pm

Brandon Phillips goes to great heights to photobomb Team USA's Molly Schaus

If you follow Brandon Phillips on Twitter, you know he loves to pose for pictures with fans. The following is proof that he also likes to pose for pictures with opposing fans, even when he's not invited.

Check the photobomb, captured before Friday's game in Chicago against the Cubs:

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18 Apr 2014 at 5:26pm

Bo Porter silent for 17 seconds before answering question about Astros blunder

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Most mistakes committed on a baseball field, even mental ones, can be forgiven. Houston Astros manager Bo Porter, even now, probably is testing that statement after what slugger Matt Dominguez pulled Thursday night.

Porter's slow burn in the video below is e...


18 Apr 2014 at 3:38pm

Nut allergy bonds Orioles pitcher Brian Matusz and 8-year-old Wyatt Alford

An 8-year-old boy from Atlanta named Wyatt Alford came to spring training in Sarasota, Fla. and saw left-hander Brian Matusz pitch for the Baltimore Orioles. Alford didn't know until the next morning by reading a newspaper that they have something important in common: They both have severe nut a...


18 Apr 2014 at 2:39pm

See how realistic 'MLB 14 The Show' looks on PS4 (Video)

Back in the day, when baseball video games were as plentiful as Andrelton Simmons defensive highlights and all the players looked like colorful blobs who waddled around the field, we dreamed about the future and what our video games might look like. By, say, 2014, we figured we'd have video game...


18 Apr 2014 at 1:58pm

Waiver Wire: Time to start acting quickly
The waiver wire is providing owners with some interesting options as we roll through Fantasy Week 4. Our Michael Hurcomb shares his take on players you're scouting.
22 Apr 2014 at 6:55pm

Start and sit hitters for Week 4
A few players potentially returning from injury along with a top prospect getting the call might make your lineup setting a challenge in Week 4. Our Scott White is here to help.
19 Apr 2014 at 10:20am

Fantasy First Pitch for Week 4
There are almost too many two-start options for owners to sift through in advance of Week 4. Our Al Melchior shares his perspective on your Fantasy rotations.
18 Apr 2014 at 11:55pm

Al Melchior chat transcript (4/18)
Our Al Melchior stopped by to answer your Fantasy Baseball questions in advance of Week 4 in his LIVE chat. Check out the full transcript before setting those lineups.
18 Apr 2014 at 5:10pm

By the Numbers: Better late than never?
We've been let down by Travis Snider, Phil Hughes and others in the past, so why should they get the benefit of the doubt now? Al Melchior spotlights a few potential late bloomers.
17 Apr 2014 at 5:00pm

Prospects Report: Spring(er) has sprung
Owners didn't have to wait long for top prospect George Springer to arrive. Scott White touches on his potential in Fantasy while Michael Hurcomb spotlights some other minor leaguers.
16 Apr 2014 at 6:10pm

Waiver Wire: Arms race has begun
The closer position is once again in flux, with many roles already changing. Our Michael Hurcomb touches on your best free agent options off your waiver wire.
15 Apr 2014 at 2:35pm

Scott White chat transcript (4/14)
Our Scott White stopped by to share his take on Fantasy Week 3 earlier in his LIVE chat. Check out the transcript before setting those lineups.
14 Apr 2014 at 5:15pm

Start and sit hitters for Week 3
Which schedules might make some of your fringe hitting options more attractive in Fantasy Week 3? Our Scott White shares his best bets with his starts and sits.
14 Apr 2014 at 11:18am

Fantasy First Pitch for Week 3
Which two-start options look promising to our Al Melchior for Week 3? He shares his take on all of your rotation choices for the upcoming scoring period.
14 Apr 2014 at 11:10am

Prospects Report: Minor details early on
Never too early to see what's doing down on the farm. Our Scott White and Michael Hurcomb get you up to speed on all of the happenings with your minor leaguers in their Prospects Report.
10 Apr 2014 at 3:35pm

Waiver Wire: A plethora of useful parts
Which players should you grab ahead of the curve or steer clear of off the waiver wire? Our Michael Hurcomb shares his take on some of the trendy pickups in the early going.
8 Apr 2014 at 7:05pm

Fantasy First Pitch for Week 2
No shortage of potential two-start options to consider for Week 2. Our Al Melchior helps you set the best possible rotation for the upcoming scoring period.
7 Apr 2014 at 11:20am

Start and sit hitters for Week 2
Which hitters are facing favorable matchups entering Week 2? Our Scott White shares his start and sit hitters for your lineups for the upcoming scoring period.
5 Apr 2014 at 10:18pm

Al Melchior chat transcript (4/3)
Looking at potentially putting in a claim for Justin Smoak or Emilio Bonifacio? Al Melchior shared his take on those two and others in his chat on Thursday. Check out the transcript.
3 Apr 2014 at 4:00pm

Start and sit hitters for Week 1
The drafts are over, but the tough decisions are just starting. Scott White drills down to mine for the best options in his Week 1 Hitters to Consider.
29 Mar 2014 at 12:00pm

Fantasy First Pitch for Week 1
How might the scheduled rotations impact your initial Fantasy lineups for 2014? Our Al Melchior runs through all of the matchups and the two start options.
28 Mar 2014 at 11:55pm

2014 Draft Prep: Top 10 Storylines
Will Masahiro Tanaka live up to the hype? Can Bryce Harper become an elite player this season? Nando Di Fino tackles his top 10 storylines for the 2014 season
28 Mar 2014 at 5:21pm

Scott White chat transcript (3/28)
One big draft weekend left before opening day. Our Scott White stopped by to answer your questions in his LIVE chat. Check out the transcript!
28 Mar 2014 at 4:05pm

Relief pitcher tiers for Draft Day 2014
When it comes to pure closers, there just aren't enough reliable options to go around. Our Scott White shares his approach to the position and his tiers for Draft Day.
26 Mar 2014 at 7:37pm

Starting pitcher tiers for Draft Day 2014
Addressing starting pitchers on Draft Day is different from every other position. Our Scott White runs through all of the names and shares his tiers and strategies for Fantasy success.
26 Mar 2014 at 7:36pm

Outfield tiers for Draft Day 2014
The outfield position will pose plenty of challenges for owners of Draft Day. Our Scott White shares his winning strategies and tiers for owners to consider.
26 Mar 2014 at 7:35pm

Third base tiers for Draft Day 2014
There are some elite options at the hot corner for owners to consider on Draft Day, but the position thins out very quickly. Our Scott White shares his tiers and strategies for third base.
26 Mar 2014 at 7:34pm

Shortstop tiers for Draft Day 2014
Shortstop has historically been a weak position in Fantasy, and 2014 isn't shaping up to be much different. Our Scott White shares his tiers and strategies for Draft Day.
26 Mar 2014 at 7:33pm

Second base tiers for Draft Day 2014
The second base position will once again challenge owners on Draft Day. Our Scott White lays out his strategies and tiers for the position for 2014.
26 Mar 2014 at 7:32pm

Pineda tossed for pine tar; Red Sox beat Yanks
Michael Pineda was ejected for using a foreign substance less than two weeks after appearing to get away with it in another game against Boston, and the Red Sox beat the New York Yankees 5-1 on Wednesday night.
23 Apr 2014 at 11:40pm

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23 Apr 2014 at 8:59pm

Perez tosses second straight shutout, Rangers riddle A's
Martin Perez pitched his second consecutive shutout to extend his scoreless innings streak to 26 and the Texas Rangers wrapped up a three-game sweep of the Oakland Athletics with a 3-0 victory Wednesday.
23 Apr 2014 at 7:33pm

Cubs melt down in ninth, lose on Wrigley's 100th birthday
One out from victory, the Cubs allowed the Arizona Diamondbacks to rally for five runs in the ninth inning in a 7-5 loss Wednesday on Wrigley Field's 100th birthday.
23 Apr 2014 at 7:14pm

M's Seager homers twice, including walk-off blast
Kyle Seager hit a three-run homer with one out in the bottom of the ninth and the Seattle Mariners rallied for a 5-3 win over the Houston Astros on Wednesday to snap an eight-game losing streak.
23 Apr 2014 at 8:06pm

Harvey says he won't apologize for middle finger pic
Harvey says he won't apologize for middle finger pic
23 Apr 2014 at 3:23pm

LaRoche, Nationals use big ninth to rally past Angels
Adam LaRoche 's tiebreaking RBI single off the first pitch from Fernando Salas capped a four-run rally in the bottom of the ninth inning, and the Washington Nationals came back to beat the Los Angeles Angels 5-4 Wednesday night to avoid a sweep.
23 Apr 2014 at 11:58pm

Sanchez's slam in 11th helps Giants outlast Rockies
Hector Sanchez hit two of San Francisco's six homers, including a grand slam in the 11th inning Wednesday that gave the Giants a wild 12-10 victory over the Colorado Rockies .
23 Apr 2014 at 8:57pm

Wed. recaps
Wed. recaps
23 Apr 2014 at 11:10pm

Report: D-Backs slugger Trumbo fractures left foot
Report: D-Backs slugger Trumbo fractures left foot
23 Apr 2014 at 7:19pm

Padres' Johnson set for second Tommy John surgery
Padres' Johnson set for second Tommy John surgery
23 Apr 2014 at 5:56pm

Kendrys Morales likely to wait to sign until after draft
Kendrys Morales likely to wait to sign until after draft
23 Apr 2014 at 8:26pm

Doyel: How does MLB not ban brawl instigator Cole?
Doyel: How does MLB not ban brawl instigator Cole?
23 Apr 2014 at 12:32pm


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Oscar Taveras optioned to Triple-A
Manager John Mozeliak and the St. Louis Cardinals have optioned top prospect OF Oscar Taveras to Triple-A on Thursday. Taveras has been been dealing with a hamstring injury but should be back in minor league action this weekend. Taveras is Read more ›
14 Mar 2014 at 3:07am

Hitting for the Cycle: June 27
A 27 and 43 record can do a lot of things to a manager. An already long baseball season will drag on to what seems like eternity when you’re stringing together more losing streaks than Lindsay Lohan rehab stints. Manager’s Read more ›
7 Aug 2012 at 2:19am

Trouble in Tigertown
Note: I am a die-hard Detroit Tigers fan. I have had season tickets for five years and have been there through thick and thin – yes, that includes cheering on Mike Maroth while on his way to 20 losses. So Read more ›
7 Aug 2012 at 1:29am

Hitting for the Cycle: June 20
The following happened Wednesday, June 13th between myself and my buddy Spencer: “Spencer – 9:35pm: 10:00 games, who do you like? I like San Diego. Me – 9:37pm: The under in Seattle and the under in Dodgers-Angels. Spencer – 9:38pm: Read more ›
2 Aug 2012 at 3:48pm

Mark Trumbo looks to continue his great season against the Dodgers
Los Angeles Angels Util. Mark Trumbo went 2-for-3 with a pair of three-run homers and two walks in Sunday’s win over the Rockies. Trumbo has two multi-homer games in his past five contests. Since May 27, the Halos’ masher has clubbed Read more ›
11 Jun 2012 at 6:29pm

Bryce Harper probable for game tonight
Washington Nationals OF Bryce Harper was not in Sunday’s lineup against the Red Sox because of lower back tightness, “mostly muscular”, according to manager Davey Johnson. The injury is not considered serious and there isn’t any talk about Harper getting an Read more ›
11 Jun 2012 at 6:23pm

Tigers Austin Jackson back in great form
Detroit Tigers OF Austin Jackson went 2-for-5 with a double, homer and three RBIs in Sunday?s win over the Reds. After going without a hit in his return from the DL on Saturday, Jackson got back in the groove by Read more ›
11 Jun 2012 at 6:20pm

Hitting for the Cycle: June 4th
When the New York Mets signed Johan Santana in the winter of 2007 to a 6 year $137 million contract, they envisioned him logging 200+ innings and leading the Mets to multiple playoff appearances. He had won the Cy Young Read more ›
4 Jun 2012 at 11:09pm

Adam Jones okay after MRI tests come back
Baltimore Orioles OF Adam Jones reported via his Twitter account on Monday morning that he was “all good” and was on his way to Boston, where the Orioles open a series against the Red Sox on Tuesday. Jones has been Read more ›
4 Jun 2012 at 6:25pm

Allen Craig has a big day to help break the Cards losing streak
St. Louis Cardinals OF Allen Craig went 2-for-3 with his sixth homer of the season, three RBIs, two runs scored and a walk on Monday vs. the Mets. In three games since coming off the DL, Craig is batting .273 (3-for-11) Read more ›
4 Jun 2012 at 6:22pm

Edwin Encarnacion is listed as day-to-day with a bruised hand
Toronto Blue Jays DH Edwin Encarnacion is day-to-day with a bruised right hand, the Blue Jays announced. Encarnacion left Sunday’s game after being hit on the right hand by a pitch. Luckily, X-rays came back negative. E5 is having a career Read more ›
4 Jun 2012 at 6:18pm

Adam Jones extends hit streak to 20 games
Baltimore Orioles OF Adam Jones smacked a pair of homers, knocked in three runs, scored three times and walked twice in a 3-for-3 night against the Blue Jays on Tuesday. Jones’ second-inning blast off J.C. Romero extended his hitting streak to Read more ›
29 May 2012 at 11:52pm

Lonnie Chisenhall starts at 3B for Tribe
Lonnie Chisenhall went 0-4 (leaving four on base) in his second game of the season after being called up when Jack Hannahan hit the DL. Chisenhall was tearing up the minors to the tune of .319/.352/.531 before getting the call to Read more ›
29 May 2012 at 11:51pm

Texas Rangers have signed RHP Roy Oswalt
Texas Rangers signed RHP Roy Oswalt to a one-year, $5 million contract. That $5 million is guaranteed not pro-rated, so it doesn’t matter how long he’s on the Rangers’ active roster. The contract also comes with about $1 million in performance-based Read more ›
29 May 2012 at 11:48pm

White Sox SP Humber picks up first win since perfect game
Chicago White Sox SP Phil Humber lasted seven innings of two-run ball, giving up five hits and one walk and fanning five in Tuesday?s defeat of the Rays. Humber recorded his first win since his perfect game on April 21. Since Read more ›
29 May 2012 at 11:46pm

Hideki Matsui smacks home run in debut
Tampa Bay Rays DH Hideki Matsui smacked a two-run homer as part of a 1-for-4 night in his Rays debut on Tuesday. The Japanese slugger launched a home run over the right-field fence in his second big league at-bat of the Read more ›
29 May 2012 at 11:42pm

Adam Jones extends hitting streak to 20 games
Adam Jones continues to come into his own this season. Tuesday night against the Toronto Blue Jays, Jones hit his 15th and 16th home runs of the season and extended his hitting streak to 20-games. Jones had 3 RBI and Read more ›
29 May 2012 at 11:38pm

Jered Weaver placed on 15-day DL
Along with Philadelphia Phillies ace, Roy Halladay, Jered Weaver has been placed on the 15-day disabled list with a lower back injury which forced him from his start Monday night after just 12 pitches. The Los Angeles Angels currently have Read more ›
29 May 2012 at 11:31pm

The Doc needs a Doctor
Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Roy Halladay has been placed on the DL Tuesday afternoon with what is being called a grade 1/2 strain on his lat. He will not have any form of rehabilitation or activity for at least 3 weeks, Read more ›
29 May 2012 at 8:26pm

Rays will have Hideki Matsui back Tuesday night
Tampa Bay Rays OF/DH Hideki Matsui will join the Rays before Tuesday night’s game against the White Sox. The veteran slugger’s arrival from Triple-A Durham coincides with Monday’s 2-1 loss to the White Sox, a game in which the Rays managed Read more ›
29 May 2012 at 3:43pm

Justin Verlander goes for #53
Detroit Tigers SP Justin Verlander has quietly racked up one of Major League Baseball’s most amazing ongoing streaks: In 52 consecutive starts, dating back to Aug. 22, 2010 (and not counting the postseason), Verlander has worked a minimum of six Read more ›
29 May 2012 at 3:38pm

Dodgers expect Matt Kemp back against Brewers
Los Angeles Dodgers OF Matt Kemp is expected back Tuesday as they face the Milwaukee Brewers. Kemp will be in the lineup for the first time since May 13 after a hamstring strain. On the bright side the Dodgers have Read more ›
29 May 2012 at 3:34pm

Hitting for the Cycle: May 29th
There’s no event out there that can’t be made better by a little dose of Snoop Dogg. You’re having a BBQ? Snoop’s bringing the buns. Need an extra for a round of golf? I bet Snoop always has a set Read more ›
29 May 2012 at 3:28pm

Chris Sale earns 6th win, strikes out 15
Chris Sale was dominant Monday night on the road against the Tampa Bay Rays. The 23-year-old only allowed three hits while walking two through 7.1 innings. The former first round pick of the Chicago White Sox struck out 15 batters, Read more ›
29 May 2012 at 12:01am

Scherzer fans 15 in dominant win
  15 strikeouts, that’s the highest output by a Detroit Tigers pitcher in 40 years, and Max Scherzer did just that. Going 7 strong innings against the Pirates that saw only 4 hits and 1 walk as well as Andrew Read more ›
20 May 2012 at 9:06pm

Chris Young activated off DL
The Arizona Diamondbacks announced Friday that Chris Young will be taken off the disabled list and will play Friday night taking the roster spot from A.J. Pollock. Prior to being put on the DL with a right shoulder contusion, Young Read more ›
18 May 2012 at 11:07pm

Justin Verlander two outs short of 3rd career No-Hitter
Detroit Tigers ace starting pitcher, Justin Verlander, fell two outs short of pitching his third career no-hitter Friday night at home against the Pittsburgh Pirates. Verlander struck out a season high 12 batters, allowing only one single by Josh Harrison Read more ›
18 May 2012 at 9:36pm

Duffy to undergo Tommy John Surgery
Promising young left-handed pitcher of the Kansas City Royals, Danny Duffy, will miss the remainder of the season with a torn ulnar collateral ligament in his throwing elbow. Duffy will under go Tommy John surgery in Los Angeles within the Read more ›
18 May 2012 at 7:57pm

Brandon Beachy throws complete game shutout
Brandon Beachy was on fire Thursday night against the Miami Marlins. The 25-year-old from Kokomo, Indiana tossed 9 innings of 5-hit ball against the Marlins, walking none while striking out 6.  The Braves won 7-0 and the game resulted in Read more ›
18 May 2012 at 2:10am

Lawrie drops appeal, suspended four games
All it took was a helmet thrown in frustration and a seemingly bad bounce and Brett Lawrie has been handed a 4 game suspension. Lawrie threw his helmet after a pair of debatable strike calls from home plate umpire Bill Read more ›
17 May 2012 at 2:53pm

Joey Votto homers three times during win
Cincinnati Reds 1B Joey Votto went 4-for-5 with three homers, including a walk-off grand slam, a double, six RBIs and four runs in Sunday’s win over the Nationals. Votto, who hasn’t homered since April 29, matched and surpassed his season Read more ›
14 May 2012 at 12:42pm

Matt Kemp strain left hamstring; MRI results soon
Los Angeles Dodgers CF Matt Kemp was removed from Sunday’s game against Colorado with what the Dodgers called an irritation of his left hamstring strain. Kemp, who is tied for the National League lead in homers (12) and and was off Read more ›
14 May 2012 at 12:39pm

Hitting For The Cycle: May 14th
I was lucky enough to grow up playing organized baseball and hockey until the tender age of 16. Though I could hold my own on the ice and field, I was never very good, especially compared to my buddy, Tom. Read more ›
14 May 2012 at 12:31pm

Yoenis Cespedes placed on 15-day DL
Oakland Athletics 26-year-old rookie center fielder, Yoenis Cespedes, has been placed on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to May 7th and the team has recalled Michael Taylor from Sacramento. Cespedes was an early scratch for tonight’s game against the Detroit Read more ›
12 May 2012 at 7:11pm

John Axford leaves clubhouse when wife goes into labor, leaves a note!
John Axford had a great reason for rushing out of the clubhouse at the conclusion of Friday night’s Brewers game. However, he was thoughtful enough to leave this hilarious note for the media explaining why he vanished. (Note the heart Read more ›
12 May 2012 at 11:04am

Josh Hamilton hits another two home runs!!
Texas Rangers OF Josh Hamilton went 3-for-4, homered twice and scored three times in a win over the Angels on Friday. Hamilton’s insane week continues. Since starting the week in Baltimore, Hamilton has homered eight times, driving in 14 runs and Read more ›
12 May 2012 at 10:58am

Brett Gardner back to the disabled list
New York Yankees OF Brett Gardner will not pick up a bat for 10 days after aggravating the muscle near his right elbow. Gardner was expected to be activated from the disabled list Thursday after playing in two minor league rehab Read more ›
11 May 2012 at 12:42pm

Vladimir Guerrero not guaranteed a roster spot in T.O.
Toronto Blue Jays general manager Alex Anthopoulos said he hasn’t guaranteed Vladimir Guerrero a roster spot, and if the veteran is called up, it likely won’t be until at least June. ”It’s strictly a matter of, there’s no such thing as Read more ›
11 May 2012 at 12:40pm

Rumor Mill: Trade talks in the works with Jays/Phillies
There have been reports Friday that the Toronto Blue Jays have “engaged in dialogue” with the Philadelphia Phillies regarding SP Cole Hamels and OF Shane Victorino.
11 May 2012 at 9:41am

Max Scherzer throws another quality game
Detroit Tigers SP Max Scherzer had his second straight quality outing, going 6 1/3 innings, fanning nine and surrendering two runs on five hits and a pair of walks in a win over the A?s. The Tigers piled up 10 runs Read more ›
11 May 2012 at 9:37am

Brett Lawrie continues to contribute to Jays? success
Toronto Blue Jays 3B Brett Lawrie went 2-for-4 with a run and a pair of RBIs vs. the Twins on Thursday night. Lawrie has found ways to contribute in all formats with a .282 average, 16 runs and 17 RBIs, but Read more ›
11 May 2012 at 9:34am

Baltimore Orioles start game in historic fashion
For the first time in American League history, a team opened with back-to-back-to-back home runs. The Baltimore Orioles Ryan Flaherty, J.J. Hardy and Nick Markakis staked Baltimore to a 3-0 lead in the bottom of the first inning of a Read more ›
11 May 2012 at 8:46am

Jason Kipnis among the fantasy elite at 2B
Good news for Tribe fans: Cleveland Indians 2B Jason Kipnis continues to put together a very impressive rookie season. The 25-year-old played long ball for the 6th time this season Thursday night against Boston (2-5 1HR 1RBI 2R) and is Read more ›
11 May 2012 at 3:22am

Josh Beckett rocked by Cleveland, suffers 4th loss
Josh Beckett continues to struggle and some are now questioning his priorities. Beckett was shelled Thursday night against the Cleveland Indians as the Boston Red Sox lost at home, yet again, to the tune of 8-3. The Sox have now Read more ›
11 May 2012 at 3:11am

Josh Hamilton hits 6th home run of series
The Texas Rangers finished their most recent road series on Thursday after a day-night double header in which they split with the Baltimore Orioles. Josh Hamilton went 2 for 8 (1 HR 2RBI 1R 1BB) including his 6th home run Read more ›
11 May 2012 at 2:48am

Strasburg improves to 3-0, strikes out 13
Stephen Strasburg tossed 103 pitches through 6 innings against the Pittsburgh Pirates along the way to an eventual 4-2 win Thursday night (1ER, 5H, 3BB). Strasburg worked his way through 6 innings, striking out an incredible 13 Bucs’ batters and Read more ›
11 May 2012 at 2:17am

Yoenis Cespedes misses third straight game
The Oakland Athletics have left CF Yoenis Cespedes out of the lineup for the third straight game with a strained muscle in his left hand. Cespedes hit off a tee Thursday and skipper Bob Melvin said he could be back Read more ›
11 May 2012 at 1:58am

Andy Dirks continues to swing a hot bat
Andy Dirks logged his first 4-hit game of the season during the Detroit Tigers 10-6 victory over the Oakland Athletics (4-4 1HR 1RBI 2R). It was his 6th multi-hit game of the month and is now batting .483 in May. Read more ›
11 May 2012 at 1:52am

Brett Gardner not activated from the DL
The New York Yankees were expected to activate OF Brett Gardner (elbow) from the disabled list either Thursday or Friday but that process has been put on hold after he suffered inflammation in his elbow after two minor league rehab games. Manager Read more ›
11 May 2012 at 1:47am

Brett Gardner on his way back to New York
New York Yankees OF Brett Gardner (elbow) is no longer with the Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees. Which means he’s likely headed to New York for Thursday night’s game against the Rays. Gardner has been on the disabled list since April 18 with Read more ›
10 May 2012 at 12:40pm

Twins move Francisco Liriano to the bullpen
Minnesota Twins LHP Francisco Liriano has been demoted to the bullpen. The former ace was moved to the bullpen after posting an 0-5 record with a 9.45 ERA over six starts. The southpaw may return to the rotation if he Read more ›
10 May 2012 at 12:38pm

Cliff Lee looks sharp in his return from the DL
Philadelphia Phillies SP Cliff Lee was solid in his return from the disabled list, tossing six innings of two-run ball while giving up five hits, walking one and striking out six in a no-decision vs. the Mets. It was Lee’s first Read more ›
10 May 2012 at 12:35pm

Hitting For the Cycle
A quick look back on the week that was, and a preview of the week that will be! In case you live in a cave, have no Internet or cable connections, or have been knee deep in playoff hockey, its Read more ›
9 May 2012 at 7:10pm

Hamilton hits 4 home runs, contract talks reopen
Josh Hamilton and the Texas Rangers were in the midst of contract extension talks before the 2012 MLB season began. Those negotiations came to an abrupt end when Hamilton suffered an alcohol relapse in mid-February. Tuesday night’s game against the Baltimore Orioles Read more ›
9 May 2012 at 3:11pm

Ryan Braun still in lineup after tweaked Achilles injury
Milwaukee Brewers OF Ryan Braun (Achilles) is in the Brewers’ starting lineup Wednesday against the Reds. Braun tweaked his nagging Achilles injury on a play in the outfield on Tuesday night, but it’s apparently not serious enough to keep him out Read more ›
9 May 2012 at 12:54pm

Josh Hamilton made history Tuesday night with 4 bombs
Texas Rangers OF Josh Hamilton made history in Tuesday?s win against the Orioles, clubbing four homers and driving in eight as part of a 5-for-5 performance. Hamilton was the 16th player in Major League history to hit four homers in Read more ›
9 May 2012 at 12:52pm

Carlos Beltran leads Cards to easy win with two long balls
St. Louis Cardinals Carlos Beltran hit two home runs and tallied six RBI in Tuesday’s 6-1 victory over the Diamondbacks. Beltran hit a monstrous two-run shot to right field in the first inning and added a grand slam to right-center in Read more ›
9 May 2012 at 12:49pm

Ex-Tiger hits walk-off Grand Slam
Oakland A’s Util. Brandon Inge hit a walkoff grand slam to give the A’s a 7-3 win over the Blue Jays on Tuesday night. Inge is still hitting just .146, but he sure is making his hits count. In fact, he Read more ›
9 May 2012 at 12:47pm

Alex Rios collects 3 hits in victory over Tribe
Chicago Whit Sox OF Alex Rios’ RBI triple off Chris Perez in the 10th inning put the White Sox ahead for good in Tuesday’s 5-3 victory over the Indians. Rios finished the evening 3-for-4 with a run and an RBI, and Read more ›
9 May 2012 at 12:45pm

Yankees lose Michael Pineda for the season
New York Yankees SP Michael Pineda has been diagnosed with a torn labrum in his right (throwing) shoulder and is scheduled to undergo arthroscopic surgery next Tuesday. The official diagnosis is an “anterior labral tear,” which will put an end to Read more ›
25 Apr 2012 at 10:04pm

Albert Pujols goes 0-4, this time against the Rays
Los Angeles 1B Albert Pujols’ tenure with the Angels continued Tuesday in a loss to the Rays. Pujols finished the night 0-for-4, and is now 0-for-15 in his last four games. He’s hitting just .232 with no home runs and a Read more ›
25 Apr 2012 at 12:21pm

David Price outstanding in win
Tampa Bay Rays SP David Price was outstanding in Tuesday’s 5-0 win over the Angels, giving up five hits and a walk with six punchouts over nine scoreless innings. The 26-year-old left-hander, who carried a no-hitter through four innings, has Read more ›
25 Apr 2012 at 12:17pm

Reds? SP Mat Latos notches first win
Cincinnati Reds SP Mat Latos notched his first victory in Tuesday’s 9-2 win over the Giants, giving up four hits and two walks with three strikeouts in seven shutout frames. Latos, who tossed 66 of 95 pitches for strikes, shaved Read more ›
25 Apr 2012 at 12:14pm

Carlos Gonzalez hits two home runs in loss
Colorado Rockies OF Carlos Gonzalez smacked his first two home runs of the season, but it wasn’t enough to overcome the Pirates on Tuesday.Gonzalez finished the night 3-for-4 with two runs scored and four RBI.
25 Apr 2012 at 12:11pm

Yu Darvish improves to 3-0 with win over Yankees
Texas Rangers SP Yu Darvish pitched brilliantly against the Yankees on Tuesday, allowing no runs and seven hits in 8 1/3 innings of work. Darvish fanned a career-high 10 batters and walked just two in the game. He had to pitch Read more ›
25 Apr 2012 at 12:09pm

MLB Future Prospects
Fantasy viable candidates that should arrive on MLB rosters either on opening day or throughout the 2014 season. Masahiro Tanaka – SP – New York Yankees Jose Abreu – 1B – Chicago White Sox Byron Buxton – OF – Minnesota Read more ›
12 Mar 2014 at 12:10am

MLB Player Rankings
  1 Miguel Cabrera 2 Mike Trout 3 Carlos Gonzalez 4 Andrew McCutchen 5 Clayton Kershaw 6 Hanley Ramirez 7 Robinson Cano 8 Troy Tulowitzki 9 Chris Davis 10 Jason Kipnis 11 Evan Longoria 12 David Wright 13 Bryce Harper Read more ›
4 Feb 2014 at 12:03am

Hitting for the Cycle: June 27
A 27 and 43 record can do a lot of things to a manager. An already long baseball season will drag on to what seems like eternity when you’re stringing together more losing streaks than Lindsay Lohan rehab stints. Manager’s Read more ›
7 Aug 2012 at 2:19am

Trouble in Tigertown
Note: I am a die-hard Detroit Tigers fan. I have had season tickets for five years and have been there through thick and thin – yes, that includes cheering on Mike Maroth while on his way to 20 losses. So Read more ›
7 Aug 2012 at 1:29am

Hitting for the Cycle: June 20
The following happened Wednesday, June 13th between myself and my buddy Spencer: “Spencer – 9:35pm: 10:00 games, who do you like? I like San Diego. Me – 9:37pm: The under in Seattle and the under in Dodgers-Angels. Spencer – 9:38pm: Read more ›
2 Aug 2012 at 3:48pm

Hitting for the Cycle: June 4th
When the New York Mets signed Johan Santana in the winter of 2007 to a 6 year $137 million contract, they envisioned him logging 200+ innings and leading the Mets to multiple playoff appearances. He had won the Cy Young Read more ›
4 Jun 2012 at 11:09pm

Hitting for the Cycle: May 29th
There’s no event out there that can’t be made better by a little dose of Snoop Dogg. You’re having a BBQ? Snoop’s bringing the buns. Need an extra for a round of golf? I bet Snoop always has a set Read more ›
29 May 2012 at 3:28pm

Justin Verlander two outs short of 3rd career No-Hitter
Detroit Tigers ace starting pitcher, Justin Verlander, fell two outs short of pitching his third career no-hitter Friday night at home against the Pittsburgh Pirates. Verlander struck out a season high 12 batters, allowing only one single by Josh Harrison Read more ›
18 May 2012 at 9:36pm

Duffy to undergo Tommy John Surgery
Promising young left-handed pitcher of the Kansas City Royals, Danny Duffy, will miss the remainder of the season with a torn ulnar collateral ligament in his throwing elbow. Duffy will under go Tommy John surgery in Los Angeles within the Read more ›
18 May 2012 at 7:57pm

Lawrie drops appeal, suspended four games
All it took was a helmet thrown in frustration and a seemingly bad bounce and Brett Lawrie has been handed a 4 game suspension. Lawrie threw his helmet after a pair of debatable strike calls from home plate umpire Bill Read more ›
17 May 2012 at 2:53pm

Hitting For The Cycle: May 14th
I was lucky enough to grow up playing organized baseball and hockey until the tender age of 16. Though I could hold my own on the ice and field, I was never very good, especially compared to my buddy, Tom. Read more ›
14 May 2012 at 12:31pm

John Axford leaves clubhouse when wife goes into labor, leaves a note!
John Axford had a great reason for rushing out of the clubhouse at the conclusion of Friday night’s Brewers game. However, he was thoughtful enough to leave this hilarious note for the media explaining why he vanished. (Note the heart Read more ›
12 May 2012 at 11:04am

Jason Kipnis among the fantasy elite at 2B
Good news for Tribe fans: Cleveland Indians 2B Jason Kipnis continues to put together a very impressive rookie season. The 25-year-old played long ball for the 6th time this season Thursday night against Boston (2-5 1HR 1RBI 2R) and is Read more ›
11 May 2012 at 3:22am

Strasburg improves to 3-0, strikes out 13
Stephen Strasburg tossed 103 pitches through 6 innings against the Pittsburgh Pirates along the way to an eventual 4-2 win Thursday night (1ER, 5H, 3BB). Strasburg worked his way through 6 innings, striking out an incredible 13 Bucs’ batters and Read more ›
11 May 2012 at 2:17am

Hitting For the Cycle
A quick look back on the week that was, and a preview of the week that will be! In case you live in a cave, have no Internet or cable connections, or have been knee deep in playoff hockey, its Read more ›
9 May 2012 at 7:10pm

Hamilton hits 4 home runs, contract talks reopen
Josh Hamilton and the Texas Rangers were in the midst of contract extension talks before the 2012 MLB season began. Those negotiations came to an abrupt end when Hamilton suffered an alcohol relapse in mid-February. Tuesday night’s game against the Baltimore Orioles Read more ›
9 May 2012 at 3:11pm

Jacoby Ellsbury out 6 weeks with dislocated shoulder
Jacoby Ellsbury left the game early Friday afternoon during the Boston Red Sox home opener after injuring his right shoulder colliding with Tampa Bay Rays second baseman Reid Brignac. Ellsbury lead off of first and sped towards second base on Read more ›
13 Apr 2012 at 9:51pm

Matt Cain pitches 1-hit shutout in home opener
The San Francisco Giants took the field Friday afternoon for their 2012 season home opener against the Pittsburgh Pirates and starting pitcher Matt Cain put on a show. Cain pitched a complete game 1-hit shutout, striking out 11 batters and Read more ›
13 Apr 2012 at 9:13pm

Tigers sweep Red Sox. Cabrera logs another monster game
Following up his two home run performance Saturday afternoon, Detroit Tigers 3B Miguel Cabrera filled the stat sheet once again, this time with a game tying 3-run long ball in the bottom of the 9th inning (3-5 5RBI 3R). The Tigers Read more ›
8 Apr 2012 at 11:38pm

2012 MLB Win Totals Report
The 2011 baseball season ended just like every other season in the past, you know, with a team erasing a 10.5 game deficit in August to win the wild-card, rallying twice on their last out and having the hometown boy Read more ›
4 Apr 2012 at 9:00pm

Joey Votto joins the $200 million club with 10-year extension
28-year-old native Canadian and 2010 National League MVP, Joey Votto, has finalized terms of a contract extension with the Cincinnati Reds that will keep him in Cincinnati until he is at least 40-years-old. The 10-year $225 million contract extension, the Read more ›
2 Apr 2012 at 10:36pm

Matt Cain signs 5-year extension with the Giants
Matt Cain and the San Francisco Giants have finalized a 5-year $112.5 million deal including a $21 million vesting option – or a $7.5 million buyout – for the 2018 season. The deal with pay Cain roughly $20 million a Read more ›
2 Apr 2012 at 9:44pm

Derek Holland forgoes free agency and signs 5-year deal
Texas Rangers have seemingly landed a bargain in signing 25-year-old SP Derek Holland to a 5-year $28.5 million contract. Holland was eligible to become a free agent after the 2015 season but wanted to ensure his long term future with Read more ›
21 Mar 2012 at 8:42pm

Our 2012 Fantasy Baseball Promotion
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22 Feb 2012 at 4:18am

Prince in the Fold Doesn?t Guarantee a Thing
If one door closing means another door opens, then Mike Illitch better make sure the door is wide enough to fit a Prince. When the Detroit Tigers found out their prize free agent from last year?s class, Victor Martinez, would Read more ›
26 Jan 2012 at 8:37pm

Justin Verlander for MVP
By Mike B On Monday, the Baseball Writers of America will announce their selection for the 2011 American League Most Valuable Player.  In the waning days of the regular season, when debate over who should win this award was burning Read more ›
17 Nov 2011 at 10:31pm

?Wild? Card Night in MLB
By Scott Aaron Miller The greatest night of baseball in recent history came on a rainy Wednesday night all around the league. All the excitement of early playoff baseball filled the air waves and had MLB fans flipping channels constantly Read more ›
29 Sep 2011 at 3:07pm

Prince Fielder: The Brewers Royalty
By Scott Aaron Miller The MLB playoffs are lurking just over a week away and you would think all the buzz would be about the great wild-card race in the American League. Throughout September both the Tampa Bay Rays and Read more ›
24 Sep 2011 at 2:19am

Tampa Bay Rays Prospect Matt Moore VS The Playoffs
By Scott Aaron Miller Tampa Bay Rays rookie phenom LHP Matt Moore, who is Baseball Americas top pitching prospect, takes the mound Thursday night for his first MLB start.  What better way to jump start a career than joining the Read more ›
22 Sep 2011 at 5:17pm

2011 Fantasy Baseball Draft Strategy ? Value Over Position
By The Oracle Our strategy going into this year was to rank players solely based on their potential statistical output, regardless of position.  Meaning that, just because ?Player A? plays first base, which is a very deep position in the Read more ›
27 Mar 2011 at 6:52am

I?m Still Here. The Tommy John Story
By Scott Aaron Miller After big names such as Stephen Strasburg and Adam Wainwright, the latter being on the shelf for the whole 2011 season, underwent Tommy John Surgery, Major League and fantasy managers worry if their ?golden arms? will Read more ›
15 Mar 2011 at 3:16pm

Angel Pagan: (Knee) Examination Thursday
Angel Pagan: Pagan is slated to have his right knee examined Thursday in San Francisco, the Associated Press reports. Visit RotoWire.com for more analysis on this update.
24 Apr 2014 at 12:20am

Martin Perez: Tosses Second Straight Complete Game
Martin Perez: Perez tossed a complete game shutout for the second straight start. He walked two and struck out three. Visit RotoWire.com for more analysis on this update.
23 Apr 2014 at 11:53pm

Will Middlebrooks: (Calf) 0-for-3 In Rehab Game Wednesday
Will Middlebrooks: Middlebrooks (calf) went 0-for-3 with three strikeouts in his second rehab appearance for Triple-A Pawtucket on Wednesday. He's 0-for-6 with five punchouts in his two appearances. Visit RotoWire.com for more analysis on this update.
23 Apr 2014 at 11:34pm

Gordon Beckham: (Oblique) Will Be Activated Thursday
Gordon Beckham: Beckham (oblique) will be recalled from his rehab assignment with Double-A Birmingham for Thursday's matchup with the Tigers, MLB.com's Scott Merkin reports. Visit RotoWire.com for more analysis on this update.
23 Apr 2014 at 11:27pm

Michael Pineda: Multi-Game Suspension Likely
Michael Pineda: Pineda is likely facing multi-game suspension for having a foreign substance on his neck during Wednesday's game, according to Newsday's David Lennon. Visit RotoWire.com for more analysis on this update.
23 Apr 2014 at 9:19pm

Michael Pineda: Ejected Wednesday
Michael Pineda: Pineda was ejected from Wednesday's game against the Red Sox in the second inning for having a foreign substance on his neck. Visit RotoWire.com for more analysis on this update.
23 Apr 2014 at 9:07pm


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