3:43 PM EDT, Tue July 22, 2014
River Ave. Blues 4 hours ago

Heyman: Yankees, White Sox discussing John Danks

Via Jon Heyman: The Yankees have called the White Sox about left-hander John Danks. The two sides are not close to a deal and Heyman says talks may only be in the preliminary stages. The rebuilding ChiSox are, unsurprisingly, looking for young players and prospects in return. Danks, 29, was a popular trade topic around […]Post from: River Ave. Blues A New York Yankees blogHeyman: Yankees, White Sox discussing John Danks The post Heyman: Yankees, White Sox discussing John Danks appeared first on River Avenue Blues.
KFFL 4 hours ago

White Sox | John Danks target for Yankees?

Chicago White Sox SP John Danks has been the subject of trade talks with the ...
Darvish in favor of six-man rotation

Darvish in favor of six-man rotation

NEW YORK -- At the All-Star Game last week, Texas Rangers ace Yu Darvish talked about having six-man pitching rotations as a means to stem the wave of recent arm injuries in baseball. Discussions about six-man rotations have occurred more frequently this season in the wake of a multitude of players getting hurt and needing reconstructive elbow surgery. Yankees ace Masahiro Tanaka, like Darvish a superstar in Japan before coming to Major League Baseball, was put on the disabled list July 9 with a partially torn ligament in his right elbow.
New York Daily News 13 hours ago

Mets' Daisuke Matsuzaka knows pain of Yankees' Masahiro Tanaka

Daisuke Matsuzaka does not profess to know what ultimately causes an ulnar collateral ligament to tear. The Mets’ reliever has some ideas from personal experience. He thinks there is some legitimacy to the idea that the difference in the baseball used in Japan and the United States may be a factor.
Lookout Landing 43 mins ago
MLB Trade Rumors: Mariners interested in Starling Marte

MLB Trade Rumors: Mariners interested in Starling Marte

The Mariners covet a right-handed bat on a team-friendly deal and almost certainly won't get him. The Mariners seem to be casting a wide net in their search for a right-handed bat, but targeting Starling Marte is about as ambitious as it gets. The Pirates are in the thick of the Wild Card race in the National League at just two games back, and while they do have an excess of outfielders, only Andrew McCutchen has been good at the plate this year. Gregory Polanco, their 22 year-old crown jewel, is off to a slow start in his rookie season, and previously rumored M's target Jose Tabata is now...
MASN Sports 14 hours ago

Adam Jones homers twice to back Bud Norris as O's win over Los Angeles - Steve Melewski

In the last three games of the Orioles road trip Adam Jones has hit three homers. Each one gave his team the lead. Jones hit a pair of two-run homers tonight and Bud Norris pitched well against Los Angeles again...
Athletics Nation 1 hour ago
A's attendance shows encouraging jump in 2014

A's attendance shows encouraging jump in 2014

The A's are approaching a per-game average crowd of 25,000 in 2014, which would put their seasonal attendance at 2,000,000 for the first time since 2005. Attendance thresholds for Major League Baseball teams come in the millions. Four million bodies passing through turnstiles in a season is almost unheard of. Three million is elite. Two million is the threshold for decency, and if your team is failing to draw one million, your market might not be able to support a big-league team. Oakland hasn't drawn two million fans in a season since 2005, the most recent year the upper deck was...
Akron Beacon Journal 15 hours ago

Indians’ Kipnis swings through injury

MINNEAPOLIS: It might be hard to believe, but the oblique injury Jason Kipnis suffered in April still bothers him a bit now in late July, some three months after injuring himself on a swing in a game in Anaheim.Yet somehow the Indians second baseman is finding his swing at the plate. Last weekend he helped lead the visiting Tribe to a near sweep of the division-leading Detroit Tigers. Monday, he earned American League Player of the Week honors, having batted .333 (5-for-15) with two home runs, six RBI, four walks and three runs scored in four games, capturing the award for the third time in...
Grand Rapids Press 14 hours ago
Tigers 4, Dbacks 3: Justin Verlander solid, Joe Nathan converts save in series-opening win in Arizona

Tigers 4, Dbacks 3: Justin Verlander solid, Joe Nathan converts save in series-opening win in Arizona

Making his first career start at Chase Field, Justin Verlander took a no-hitter into the fourth inning and tossed 6 2/3 solid innings of three-run ball in the Tigers 4-3 series-opening win. PHOENIX -- Justin Verlander and the Tigers' bullpen have received their fair share of criticism this season. But both did their job Monday night. Making his first career start at Chase Field, Verlander took a no-hitter into the fourth inning and tossed 6 2/3 solid innings of three-run ball in the Tigers' 4-3 series-opening win over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Monday...
Twinkie Town 1 hour ago
Tuesday Twins: Math proves Twins fans rule, Tommy Watkins hates frogs, and more

Tuesday Twins: Math proves Twins fans rule, Tommy Watkins hates frogs, and more

Good afternoon Twins fans! Here are some links for today: Congrats guys: Martin Kleinbard did the math and the Minnesota Twins objectively and indisputably have the best fans in baseball. Rob Neyer wondered why there are still so many signs telling people how to get to the Metrodome. The Star Tribune looked into it. Derek Wetmore looked at supply and demand on the trade market and concluded the Twins are not in the market to trade away a center fielder (among other things). Sam Fuld may be gritty but there's one thing he will not do. Speaking of fears, apparently Kernels...
Northwest Herald 14 hours ago
Sale pitches White Sox past Royals

Sale pitches White Sox past Royals

CHICAGO – About the only pitch that Chris Sale wouldn't make Monday night was his case for the American League's Cy Young Award.
Chicago Sun-Times 14 hours ago

Adam Eaton playing with broken digit

The White Sox played their 100th game Monday. For center fielder and leadoff man Adam Eaton, who has missed time with various foot, leg and hand ailments, it was Game No. 78. Eaton’s latest injury is a broken middle finger on his right (non-throwing) hand. He hurt it making a head-first slide in Boston two weeks ago but has kept the extent of the injury quiet. “I’ve been trying to hold the bat a little differently and swing it differently,’’ said Eaton,...
Orange County Register 14 hours ago
Angels' Cowgill coming along after scary injury

Angels' Cowgill coming along after scary injury

ANAHEIM – Collin Cowgill can’t decide if he wants to watch the video. And that makes sense, because the video involves a fastball breaking the Angels outfielder’s nose and right thumb in one remarkably destructive second, as blood shoots out of...

Cashman has 10 days to save the season

NEW YORK -- If this was any other team, in any other city with any other fan base, and in any other market, the course of action would be clear: Pull the plug now, strip the roster of its dead wood and dead contracts, and start looking ahead to next year. But these are the New York Yankees, who play in Yankee Stadium, a voracious monster that must be fed 40,000-plus fat wallets every night to remain financially healthy, and this is New York City, which hates giving up even more than losing.
Grand Rapids Press 1 hour ago
Detroit Tigers' Justin Verlander credits last-minute adjustment for much-improved fastball command

Detroit Tigers' Justin Verlander credits last-minute adjustment for much-improved fastball command

Justin Verlander made a last-minute tweak to his arm action after he spotted a couple pictures on the internet just minutes before warming up Monday night in Arizona. Detroit Tigers starter Justin Verlander throws against the Arizona Diamondbacks during the first inning Monday in Phoenix. AP Photo  PHOENIX -- Justin Verlander has made countless tweaks this season in an attempt to fix the seemingly endless number of issues that have plagued him for much of the season. But he's never made an adjustment "literally 10 minutes" before he warmed up before a start....
Mariners 5, Mets 2

Mariners 5, Mets 2

SEATTLE– Jon Niese’s return from the disabled list did not go as well as planned as he allowed a season-high four runs and 11 hits in a 5-2 loss to the Mariners. The Mets (46-53) dropped their third straight game …
Extra Bases: Choo deals with tough season

Extra Bases: Choo deals with tough season

NEW YORK -- At the start of Monday's game, Shin-Soo Choo was dealing with a 0-for-21 slump, a position move to right field for the first time since 2012 and his own regret. Choo said he should have rested a sore left ankle, nicked back in April. It's clear that Choo is not himself at the plate, but Monday night against the New York Yankees, he had two hits, including a RBI single in a three-run sixth inning that pushed the Texas Rangers to a 4-2 victory.

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Newark Star-Ledger 4 mins ago

Yankees trade for Chase Headley, send Yangervis Solarte to Padres

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Full Count | WEEI 8 mins ago

Red Sox lineup: Brock Holt in center, Jackie Bradley Jr. sits vs. LHP J.A. Happ

With left-hander J.A. Happ on the mound for the Blue Jays, the Red Sox will give Jackie Bradley Jr. a day off in center field. The incomprehensibly versatile Brock Holt will start there, with Jonny Gomes starting in left and Daniel Nava sitting against the lefty. Despite the presence of a lefty on the mound, [...]

No Headley, Johnson in right, McCann at first

I assume they will change this lineup if Chase Headley arrives in time. He’s listed on the active roster. Brett Gardner LF Derek Jeter SS Jacoby Ellsbury CF Carlos Beltran DH Brian McCann 1B Kelly Johnson RF Brian Roberts 2B Francisco Cervelli C Zelous Wheeler 3B RHP Chase Whitley The post No Headley, Johnson in right, McCann at first appeared first on The LoHud Yankees Blog.
Newark Star-Ledger 21 mins ago

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