Latest Headlines

J.J. Putz will not require major elbow surgery.

Putz has been diagnosed with a sprained ligament, a strained flexor pronator and nerve irritation in his right elbow -- all of which can be addressed through rehab. He will try to return before the end of the 2013 season. Heath Bell has taken over Arizona's ninth-inning gig.
Thu, May 9, 2013 10:25:00 AM

Phillies optioned RHP Nick Pivetta to Triple-A Lehigh Valley.

This comes after Pivetta scattered five hits and three runs while delivering a career-high 11 strikeouts in Wednesday's loss to San Diego. This is merely a procedural move as Pivetta is fully expected to make his next start. The Phillies have a doubleheader against the Marlins on Tuesday, at which point Pivetta will rejoin the rotation as the team's 26th man.
Aug 16 - 7:18 PM

Cody Bellinger is not in the Dodgers' lineup Wednesday against the White Sox.

The Rookie of the Year frontrunner will get a rare day off on Wednesday. Rob Segedin will man first base in his absence while batting eighth against Pale Hose left-hander Carlos Rodon. The 22-year-old has cruised to a .333 average with six homers this month.
Aug 16 - 7:12 PM

Lance McCullers (back) is slated to throw another bullpen session on Thursday.

It will be his second bullpen session since going down with a back injury at the end of last month. Manager A.J. Hinch seems to be pleased with McCullers' progress and says there's a rehab assignment "in sight." McCullers earned his first All-Star nod earlier this year but has pitched to a disastrous 9.42 ERA over three second-half starts.
Aug 16 - 6:55 PM

Aroldis Chapman (hamstring) won't be available Wednesday against the Mets.

Chapman is being put through some tests after complaining of a tight hamstring on Tuesday night. Despite his recent struggles, manager Joe Girardi said the Yankees have no plans to remove Chapman from the ninth inning. Should a save situation arise, David Robertson will operate as the closer on Wednesday night.
Aug 16 - 6:10 PM

Masahiro Tanaka (shoulder) will throw a bullpen session on Thursday.

It will be the right-hander's first mound session since landing on the DL with right shoulder inflammation last week. The Yankees are hoping to have Tanaka back next week against Detroit. He's looked much better since the All-Star break, contributing a 3.13 ERA over five second-half starts.
Aug 16 - 6:06 PM

Keon Broxton hit two solo homers Wednesday in the Brewers' 7-6 comeback win over the Pirates.

The first solo shot got Milwaukee on the board in the bottom of the third inning and the second tied the game at 5-5. Broxton also homered as a pinch-hitter on Tuesday night and the 27-year-old outfielder now has 19 total homers in 107 games this season. He has also racked up 19 stolen bases.
Aug 16 - 5:37 PM

Kole Calhoun hit a go-ahead two-run homer in the Angels' 3-2 win over the Nationals on Wednesday.

Calhoun went way deep to right field off Nationals starter Tanner Roark in the top of the sixth inning. He also drew a walk in the afternoon victory in Washington, D.C., finishing 1-for-3. The 29-year-old outfielder is now slashing .241/.320/.374 with 14 home runs and 49 RBI in 115 games this season for the Wild Card-hunting Halos.
Aug 16 - 4:17 PM

Ben Zobrist (neck) is back in the Cubs' lineup on Wednesday night against the Reds.

Zobrist was held out of the starting lineup Tuesday due to a stiff neck, but he came off the bench and drove in the Cubs' only run with a pinch-hit RBI single. He will start at second base and bat leadoff Wednesday versus Cincinnati right-hander Homer Bailey.
Aug 16 - 3:56 PM

Andrew Benintendi (knee) is in the Red Sox starting lineup on Wednesday against the Cardinals.

Benintendi left Tuesday night's blowout win over St. Louis after taking a Mike Leake pitch off his left knee in the bottom of the fifth inning. There was never any serious concern. Benintendi is 18-for-43 (.419) with five home runs, 13 RBI, five stolen bases, and 12 runs scored in 11 games this month. He'll start in left field and bat third Wednesday versus Cardinals right-hander Lance Lynn.
Aug 16 - 3:07 PM

Jon Morosi of FOX Sports hears the Marlins are "willing to engage with other teams" on a possible Giancarlo Stanton trade.

Stanton cleared revocable waivers on Sunday, so he's eligible to be dealt to any club -- assuming he would not exercise his full no-trade protection. Miami's asking price is probably sky high even with Stanton owed more than $285 million on a mega-contract that runs through 2027. The 27-year-old slugger is batting .285/.376/.646 with a league-leading 44 home runs and 94 RBI in 116 games this season.
Aug 16 - 2:21 PM

Phillies manager Pete Mackanin said he's hopeful Odubel Herrera (hamstring) will be able to return to the starting lineup Thursday in San Francisco.

Herrera is sitting out again Wednesday afternoon against the Padres after suffering a mild left hamstring strain on Monday night, though Mackanin suggested that he could be used as a pinch-hitter in the series finale at Petco Park. Nick Williams is starting in center field, Rhys Hoskins is starting in left field, and Cameron Perkins is in right.
Aug 16 - 1:43 PM




Highest Searched Players over the last 7 days


Video Center

  •  
    Norris: Avoid Handcuffs

    Norris: Avoid Handcuffs
  •  
    Hribar: NFL Must Haves

    Hribar: NFL Must Haves
  •  
    Summerlin: Draft Strategy

    Summerlin: Draft Strategy
  •  
    Norris: NFL Must Haves

    Norris: NFL Must Haves
  •  
    Jesse: MLB Power Rankings

    Jesse: MLB Power Rankings
  •  
    Boyer: Hot Hitters

    Boyer: Hot Hitters
  •  
    Short: Waiver Wire

    Short: Waiver Wire
  •  
    Boyer: Hot Hitters

    Boyer: Hot Hitters