12:00 PM EDT, Mon August 21, 2017

Timing of Miguel Sano's injury not terrible for the Twins

Eddie Rosario, Byron Buxton and Jorge Polanco are among the those hitting well enough to compensate for Miguel Sano's stint on the disabled list,.
Washington Times 17 hours ago

Rosario hits slam in 9-run 1st as Twins rout D-backs 12-5

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Eddie Rosario hit a grand slam in a nine-run first inning and the Minnesota Twins routed the Arizona Diamondbacks 12-5 on Sunday to complete a three-game sweep. Bartolo Colon (5-10) allowed four runs over six innings for his third win in five decisions since being signed by ...
Grand Rapids Press 18 hours ago
Justin Verlander conjures up playoff mentality before dominant start

Justin Verlander conjures up playoff mentality before dominant start

Verlander had a no-hitter through 5 2/3 innings and ultimately allowed only one run on two hits and one walk in eight dominant innings against the Dodgers. DETROIT -- Unless the Detroit Tigers pull off a shock trade in the next 10 days, Justin Verlander won't be pitching in the playoffs this year. But the Tigers ace tried his best to manufacture a playoff atmosphere in his mind on Sunday as he went up against the best team in baseball. The results were impressive. "If Justin Verlander's pitching well, it doesn't matter (who it is)," said Tigers manager Brad...
Over the Monster 2 hours ago
Red Sox at Indians Series Preview

Red Sox at Indians Series Preview

A look ahead to the week’s big series in Cleveland. SB Nation Blog Let’s Go Tribe The opponent in one sentence After a slowish start to the year, the Indians have taken control in the American League Central thanks to a similar roster as the Red Sox that leans on pitching to go with a solid enough offense. Record 68-54 Head-to-Head Record Red Sox 2, Indians 1 Trend Up. The Indians aren’t playing quite as well as they were last week as they’ve “only” won two of their last four, but if you extend the window they’ve won a whopping eight of their last ten and they’ve taken the...

More AL Central Rumors & News

Ned Yost says Alex Gordon was never benched; here’s why he kept playing

Back on August 8, it was widely reported Royals manager Ned Yost had “benched” left fielder Alex Gordon. I know, because the next day I wrote about it and used …

Ned Yost says Alex Gordon wasn't benched, just got days off to work on swing

Kansas City Royals manager Ned Yost says he didn't bench Alex Gordon, but gave him time to work on his swing. Yost said Gordon probably took 600 swings on his first day off. …
Plain Dealer 1 hour ago
Royals take lead over Indians in Step Up to the Plate campaign

Royals take lead over Indians in Step Up to the Plate campaign

The Kansas City Royals have taken a big lead in the Step Up to the Plate campaign against the Cleveland Indians, but the Tribe should gain ground in the initiative that benefits food banks in both cities when Kansas City comes to town this weekend.
Grand Rapids Press 3 hours ago
Young Tigers catcher Grayson Greiner gets strong endorsement from someone who should know

Young Tigers catcher Grayson Greiner gets strong endorsement from someone who should know

I think he can catch in the big leagues -- right now, to be perfectly honest with you, said Erie manager Lance Parrish. ERIE, Pa. -- When catcher Grayson Greiner wraps up his first full season at the Double-A level with the Erie Seawolves in two weeks, he'll go back home with a ringing endorsement. "I think he can catch in the big leagues -- right now, to be perfectly honest with you," said Erie manager Lance Parrish. The opinion of Parrish, an eight-time All-Star who spent nearly two decades in the big leagues, should carry some weight. Greiner, a 24-year-old...
Plain Dealer 5 hours ago

Total eclipse of the Tribe: How the Cleveland Indians have fared in games played during solar eclipses

The Cleveland Indians are 10-7 in games played on days when a solar eclipse is visible in the United States since 1908.
Plain Dealer 5 hours ago
On John Farrell, a glorious doubleheader and Paul Molitor's streak: DMan's World

On John Farrell, a glorious doubleheader and Paul Molitor's streak: DMan's World

On Aug. 21, 1987, Indians righty John Farrell had a fantastic first start in the majors.
Plain Dealer 6 hours ago
Cleveland Indians 2017: DMan ranks Games 1-162 (thru 122)

Cleveland Indians 2017: DMan ranks Games 1-162 (thru 122)

Check here for DMan's rankings of Cleveland Indians Games 1-162 (through Aug. 20/No. 122).
CSN Chicago 12 hours ago

White Sox Road Ahead: Lucas Giolito, Carson Fulmer set for first White Sox starts

On this week's Honda Road Ahead, sponsored by Chicagoland and Northwest Indiana Honda dealers, Bill Melton and Chuck Garfien talk about the upcoming starts for young
Minneapolis Star-Tribune 14 hours ago

Pounds sneak up on injured Miguel Sano as Twins get back in race

Miguel Sano, playing heavier than his listed weight of 260 pounds, needs to show some dietary discipline.
Plain Dealer 14 hours ago

Cleveland Indians' Terry Francona green lights Corey Kluber for Wednesday's start

Corey Kluber, after throwing a bullpen session on Sunday morning to test his sprained right ankle, has been cleared to pitch Wednesday against Boston at Progressive Field.
Chicago Tribune 15 hours ago

Miguel Gonzalez, Rick Renteria on White Sox's 3-2 win over Rangers

White Sox starting pitcher Miguel Gonzalez and manager Rick Renteria react after the 3-2 win over the Rangers on Sunday, Aug. 20, 2017. (Colleen Kane/Chicago Tribune)

AL Central Player News

  • 6 Justin Verlander

    Justin Verlander

    Justin Verlander conjures up playoff mentality before dominant start

  • 4 Miguel Sano

    Miguel Sano

    Timing of Miguel Sano's injury not terrible for the Twins

  • 4 Eddie Rosario

    Eddie Rosario

    Timing of Miguel Sano's injury not terrible for the Twins

  • 3 Ian Kinsler

    Ian Kinsler

    No umpires wearing white wristbands in Tigers-Dodgers game on Sunday

  • 2 Miguel Gonzalez

    Miguel Gonzalez

    Miguel Gonzalez, Rick Renteria on White Sox's 3-2 win over Rangers

AL Central Photos