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ESPN's Buster Olney reports that the Phillies are "taking a close look" at Indians pitching coach Mickey Callaway for their managerial opening.

Cleveland was bounced from the playoffs on Wednesday night, so this courtship can now heat up. Callaway is drawing interest for a number of openings around Major League Baseball, with one team executive telling ESPN's Jerry Crasnick earlier this month that the well-liked 42-year-old is "on everybody's list." Pete Mackanin was fired by Philadelphia at the end of the regular season.
Thu, Oct 12, 2017 12:22:00 PM

Jerry Crasnick of ESPN reports the Orioles would like to deal reliever Zach Britton by early next week.

In the wake of Kelvin Herrera and, more recently, Brad Hand and Jeurys Familia being dealt, talks for Britton have "ramped up," Crasnick said. The Astros, Cubs and Dodgers are the three teams being mentioned most often, with the Yankees, Red Sox, Giants, Phillies and Braves also seeing their names attached to the southpaw in recent days. Britton, for his part, has been better in the last few weeks, not having been scored upon since June 27. He's got a 3.45 ERA and 1.34 WHIP overall.
Jul 21 - 8:37 PM

Nate Jones (arm) suffered a setback during his rehab assignment with Triple-A Charlotte and will be shut down for two weeks.

That's certainly disappointing news for the right-hander, who appeared close to returning to the White Sox. Sox manager Rick Renteria said he does expect Jones to pitch again in 2018 despite the news, but there's obviously no timetable for a return at this point. Jones has been on the shelf since hitting the DL on June 13 with a pronator muscle strain in his right arm.
Jul 21 - 8:22 PM

Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic says the Rays are drawing "significant interest" in starter Chris Archer.

Rosenthal notes, though, that Archer, who has made just two (underwhelming) starts since coming off the disabled list for an abdominal strain, would "almost certainly need to show that he has returned to form in his final two starts before the deadline" for a team to give up what the Rays would surely want in return for the starter. Archer is under team control for three more years after this season, further increasing his appeal. As things are now, the right-hander has a 4.29 ERA and 1.38 WHIP in 15 starts.
Jul 21 - 7:36 PM

Bradley Zimmer will be out 8-12 months after undergoing arthroscopic surgery on his right shoulder Friday.

Dr. Meister performed the labrum repair in Dallas, Texas, per the team. The surgery didn't come as a surprise, but the timetable is certainly a shock. It's a disappointing end to a season that held much promise for the 25-year-old. At this point it's not fair to assume he'll be ready for the start of the 2019 season, but he should be back at some point next year.
Jul 21 - 6:37 PM

Rockies placed 2B DJ LeMahieu on the 10-day disabled list with a left oblique strain.

Obliques are notoriously tough injuries to handicap, and for players to overcome, so there exists no timetable for his return at this point. Garrett Hampson was promoted to take his place, and started at the keystone for the Rox on Saturday.
Jul 21 - 4:57 PM

Yoenis Cespedes will undergo an MRI and is set to see a foot specialist early next week for continuing heel issues.

Cespedes returned to the Mets' lineup Friday and homered, but the high was short-lived -- he was back on the bench Saturday with foot issues, and now it sounds as though the issues are not to be taken lightly. Lower-body issues have become the norm for the slugger, who has aged very quickly in recent years. Despite only being activated Friday, Cespedes may be headed back to the DL, depending on how things go next week.
Jul 21 - 4:44 PM

J.D. Martinez is sitting out Saturday's game against the Tigers due to "general soreness."

Martinez ran into the outfield wall during Friday's game and reportedly had his midsection wrapped up ahead of Saturday's game, but no tests were run, per Red Sox manager Alex Cora, and he's expected to be back in there Sunday. Doesn't sound like there's anything to see here.
Jul 21 - 4:32 PM

Matt Carpenter homered for the fifth consecutive game on Saturday, but it wasn't enough to lead the Cardinals to victory over the Cubs.

Carpenter is the hottest hitter on the planet at the moment. He entered the contest having hit six home runs in his last four games, and continued his onslaught with a solo shot off of Tyler Chatwood in the third inning. He also drew a walk in the ballgame, finishing the day 1-for-3 plus a walk. His early-season struggles are completely in the rearview mirror and he has raised his season slash to .275/.383/.583 to go along with 24 homers and 52 RBI.
Jul 21 - 4:25 PM

Aaron Judge clobbered his 26th home run of the season as the Yankees topped the Mets 7-5 on Saturday afternoon.

Judge swatted a solo homer off of Timothy Peterson in the seventh inning that increased the Yankees' lead to 6-3. He also singled and doubled in the ballgame, finishing the afternoon 3-for-4. With the three-hit attack, Judge is now slashing a mighty .286/.398/.558 with the aforementioned 26 homers and 61 RBI.
Jul 21 - 4:16 PM

Aroldis Chapman melted down in a non-save situation against the Mets on Saturday, surrendering three runs on a hit and three walks without recording an out.

Chapman was called upon with the Yankees holding a 7-3 lead in the ninth inning, and he proceeded to walk the leadoff hitter, Kevin Plawecki. After Amed Rosario followed with an infield single, Chapman walked Ty Kelly on four straight pitches to load the bases. Then he walked Jose Reyes on four pitches to force in a run. After that, he went to a 3-0 count before hitting Brandon Nimmo to force in another run. That's when Yankees' manager Aaron Boone mercifully pulled the plug and handed the ball over to Chasen Shreve. Just three of the 19 pitches that Chapman threw went for strikes. You hope that he just had an off-day and that everything is fine physically, but pay attention to the news after the game to be sure.
Jul 21 - 4:16 PM

Athletics acquired RHP Jeurys Familia from the Mets for RHP Bobby Wahl, 3B William Toffey and international slot money.

The trade became widely known late Friday but was finally finalized Saturday afternoon. The return for their former closer isn't much for the Mets, but they did well to get some pieces for Familia before he hits the free agent market this winter. In Oakland, Familia should serve as a bridge to closer Blake Treinen, further bolstering an already-strong A's bullpen.
Jul 21 - 4:07 PM




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