Danny Salazar Out 3-4 Weeks With Mild Forearm Strain; No Ligament Damage Found

An MRI has revealed a mild strain of the flexor musculature in Danny Salazar’s right forearm, the Indians announced today. Salazar will receive a platelet-rich plasma injection tomorrow and be shut down from all throwing for 10 days thereafter. Cleveland’s announcement indicates that his projected recovery time is three to four weeks, effectively ending Salazar’s […]

Pirates Activate Gerrit Cole

The Pirates have activated righty Gerrit Cole to take the ball tonight, per a team announcement. That certainly represents the best case scenario for the staff ace, who hit the shelf about two weeks ago. Unfortunately, the tide has turned quite a bit in the mean time. Pittsburgh sat just a half game out of […]

Yankees down Blue Jays for first 3-game sweep of season

Yankees down Blue Jays for first 3-game sweep of season

The New York Yankees are climbing the standings, and fast. After taking three out of three from the Toronto Blue Jays at Yankee Stadium, New York earned its first three-game series sweep of the season on Wednesday and launched themselves right into the heart of the AL wild-card race. It’s also the first time the […]

Angels Won’t Recall Tim Lincecum, Johnny Giavotella

The Angels do not plan to bring veteran righty Tim Lincecum back to the majors this year, Bob Nightengale of USA Today reports (Twitter link). The same holds true for infielder Johnny Giavotella, he tweeted himself. Hopes were high in some quarters when Lincecum, the two-time former Cy Young winner, ramped up for action in 2016. […]

Noah Syndergaard wears ‘RIP Harambe’ shirt to Cincinnati Zoo

Noah Syndergaard wears ‘RIP Harambe’ shirt to Cincinnati Zoo

Noah Syndergaard stopped by the Cincinnati Zoo on Tuesday to pay his respects to Harambe, the gorilla who was fatally shot in May after a four-year-old boy fell into his enclosure. The New York Mets pitcher shared an Instagram photo of him in Barstool Sports’ tie-dye “RIP Harambe” shirt, with the lower half of himself […]

Phillies Outright Darnell Sweeney

The Phillies have outrighted infielder/outfielder Darnell Sweeney, as Matt Breen of Philly.com tweets. While it isn’t yet clear how the 40-man spot will be used, Breen’s colleague Matt Gelb previously reported that righty Alec Asher could get the call. Sweeney, 25, struggled in brief MLB action last year and had spent the entire 2016 season […]

San Diego Padres Interested In Re-Signing Jon Jay

The Padres are interested in retaining outfielder Jon Jay beyond the season and have already engaged with him on contract talks, Dennis Lin of the San Diego Union-Tribune reports. The veteran is scheduled reach free agency this fall. Jay, 31, was in the midst of a productive campaign for San Diego before a wayward pitch […]

Rick Hahn Disputes Reports Of Discord, Talks White Sox Plans

The White Sox sit at five games under .500 as September nears, which is certainly not what the organization expected coming into the season. With a disappointing campaign all but assured at this point, GM Rick Hahn discussed several notable topics with the media today. Hahn vehemently denied that there is any discord in the Chicago front office, […]

Tony La Russa Defends Shelby Miller Trade

A necessary search for quality pitching drove the Diamondbacks’ offseason acquisition of right-hander Shelby Miller, club chief baseball officer Tony La Russa said in defending the swap in comments to Nick Piecoro of the Arizona Republic. While the Arizona front office has obviously discussed that highly-scrutinized deal before, its ongoing relevance is heightened by recent rumblings of change […]

Padres Acquire Luis Sardinas From Mariners

The Mariners announced that they’ve traded infielder Luis Sardinas to the Mariners in exchange for a player to be named later or cash considerations. The Padres have also announced the move, adding that Sardinas has been optioned to Triple-A El Paso, and right-hander Erik Johnson has been moved to the 60-day disabled list in order […]