The non-waiver trade deadline came and went Friday afternoon as Mike Napoli was sitting in a chair in front of his locker eating out of a paper bowl and checking his cell phone.A free agent at the end of the season, the 33-year-old has been faced with untimely demise, hitting as poorly as a first baseman can hit for much of this year. The expectation was that Napoli would be traded before 4 p.m. And while Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington said he fielded offers, none were compelling.
The Republican 14 hours ago
BOSTON - If Mike Napoli had been hitting in another ballpark on Friday night, as many expected him to be, the ball he hit to left field in the seventh inning might have descended into an outfielder's waiting glove. At...
Boston Herald 14 hours ago
The non-waiver trade deadline came and went yesterday afternoon as Mike Napoli was sitting in a chair in front of his locker eating out of a paper bowl and checking his cell phone.A free agent at the end of the season, the 33-year-old has struggled mightily, hitting as poorly as a first baseman can hit...
Fenway Nation 14 hours ago
(AP Photo)He was all but gone. Every pundit had him pegged as the most likely Carmine Hoser to be dealt today. Instead, Mike Napoli was in the lineup and at the plate in the seventh with his team down by one with a man on. The burly first-baseman sent a towering fly ball to left that just caught the...
Full Count | WEEI 14 hours ago
Talk about irony. Mike Napoli spent the week leading up to Friday’s 4 p.m. ET non-waiver trade deadline wondering. He was wondering if his days (and games) in the city he’s grown to love were numbered. The Pirates were in need of a right-handed power bat and surely, they could swing a deal with the […]
When the dust settled following Friday afternoon's nonwaiver trade deadline, the Orioles had filled their most glaring need by dealing for an established, hot-hitting outfielder while dealing away one of the core members of their bullpen in a separate move.
MASN Sports 14 hours ago
New Orioles outfielder Gerardo Parra arrived in Baltimore tonight, shortly after first pitch. He was activated for tonight's game but didn't play. He did get to meet his new teammates and watch them post a comeback 8-7 win over Detroit....
Orioles Insider | Baltimore Sun 20 hours ago
Manager Buck Showalter said newly acquired outfielder Gerardo Parra had to fly into Washington D.C., so he will have to fight rush hour traffic on the beltway en route to Camden Yards. Showalter expects him to arrive at the park around game time.
MASN Sports 20 hours ago
The Orioles will designate outfielder Travis Snider for assignment, according to multiple sources. Gerardo Parra will take Snider's spot on the roster. Snider, who was traded to the Orioles by the Pirates last offseason, is batting .239/.318/.344 this season, with...
Orioles Insider | Baltimore Sun Jul 31, 2015
In making their trade to acquire outfielder Gerardo Parra from the Milwaukee Brewers official, the Orioles also designated right-hander Bud Norris for assignment, parting ways with a key piece of their 2014 starting rotation.
Philllies catcher Carlos Ruiz had developed a special bond with Cole Hamels, so on the day the Hamels trade to the Texas Rangers was made official, Ruiz said he will truly miss catching the lefthander.
The Phillies Zone | Philadelphia Inquirer Jul 31, 2015
The Phillies and Rangers finally announced the blockbuster trade on Friday afternoon, officially ending Cole Hamels' 13-year tenure with the organization that drafted him 17th overall in 2002.
philly.com 16 hours ago
Thirteen years after he came to the Phillies as an 18-year-old kid from San Diego with a prized left arm, Cole Hamels arrived to Citizens Bank Park with his two sons, Caleb, 5, and Braxton, 3, by his side.
If Mark Teixeira's first half didn't propel him into the early discussion about the American League's MVP candidates, the start to his second half certainly should.
Northwest Herald 13 hours ago
CHICAGO – Mark Teixeira homered from both sides of the plate for the record 14th time, hitting his 10th grand slam and a two-run homer that led the New York Yankees over the White Sox, 13-6, on Friday night.
TORONTO — Josh Donaldson singled home Troy Tulowitzki in the 11th inning and the new-look Toronto Blue Jays rallied to beat Kansas City 7-6 on Friday night, spoiling Johnny Cueto’s first start with the Royals. After acquiring Tulowitzki and reliever LaTroy Hawkins from Colorado and starter David Price from Detroit, the Blue Jays obtained right-hander Mark Lowe from Seattle and outfielder Ben Revere from Philadelphia ahead of Friday’s trade deadline. read more
Toronto Sun 14 hours ago
Josh Donaldson finished the job in the 11th inning by lining a single that scored Troy Tulowitzki, giving the Toronto Blue Jays a 7-6 walk-off triumph over the Kansas City Royals and new ace Johnny Cueto on Friday night.
The Giants were reportedly checking in on bullpen help, but Mike Leake is the only addition for now. The Giants kicked tires and kicked tires and kicked tires, but at the end of the day, their trade deadline was Mike Leake and only Mike Leake. The PA is not playing Craig Kimbrel's music. Aroldis Chapman is not walking through that door. Koji Uehara isn't ... aw, man, now I realized how much I really wanted Koji Uehara. They were reportedly trying for more help, too ... #sfgiants tried to add pen. But nothing else worked. So there deadline add is Leake -- which is a good add — Joel...
The Republican 19 hours ago
BOSTON -- Closer Koji Uehara and setup man Junichi Tazawa are the two Boston Red Sox veterans who likely would have brought back the best return if they were traded at the non-waiver deadline earlier today. But the return apparently...
BOSTON — Rather than add to an offense that ranks among the American League's worst, the only deal the Rays made by Friday's nonwaiver deadline was to trade one of their top relievers, Kevin Jepsen, to the Twins for a pair of lower-level minor-league pitchers.
Tampa Bay Times 16 hours ago
BOSTON — Friday's trade of veteran reliever RHP Kevin Jepsen to the Twins created a significant void in the Rays bullpen. But it won't have a significant impact on how the Rays use their relievers.
Twinkie Town Jul 31, 2015
Ken Rosenthal reporting the Twins have acquired an arm for the bullpen Source: Kevin Jepsen to Twins?src=hash">#Twins.— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) July 31, 2015 Desperate to turn around one of the leagues worst bullpens, Ken Rosenthal is reporting the Twins have acquired Kevin Jepsen from...
The Red Sox might be honing in on their two biggest targets as the deadline nears. With less than two hours to go until the trade deadline, the Red Sox are focused in on pitchers Carlos Carrasco and Tyson Ross according to Gordon Edes, who says Jackie Bradley Jr. might well be one the way out in any given deal. For the Red Sox who are in major need of pitching help before 2016, the trade deadline has become something of a second offseason, with Boston targetting young pitchers with years of team control left, perhaps concerned that if they waited until October they would already have been...
The Republican Jul 31, 2015
As they continue the pursuit of young, controllable starters, the Red Sox have reportedly been in talks with the Cleveland Indians for starter Carlos Carrasco. The 28-year-old Carrasco is in the first year of a four-year, $22 million deal with...
The Republican Jul 31, 2015
Carrasco is under contract through 2018. Ross hits free agency after the 2017 season.
General manager Dave Dombrowski said Friday that the Tigers did not have contract extension talks with Cespedes, who will be a free agent in the offseason. BALTIMORE -- Detroit Tigers fans who want to see Yoenis Cespedes play for their team in 2016 and beyond have been hanging their hats on a recent report that Cespedes has been telling his friends that he would like to be back. But it seems likely that Cespedes, newly traded to the New Yor Mets, will sign somewhere other than Detroit when he hits free agency this fall. The Tigers had a chance to try to extend...
Newark Star-Ledger 19 hours ago
A lineup bereft of right-handed power adds his mighty swing
Grand Rapids Press 20 hours ago
According to MLB Pipeline, six of the top 15 prospects in the organization were obtained in trades in the past two days. BALTIMORE -- Dave Dombrowski believes two days of frenetic trade activity -- and three trades -- have improved the future of the Detroit Tigers franchise. At...
The Pirates made two trades Friday, acquiring left-hander J.A. Happ from the Seattle Mariners to take the rotation spot of injured A.J. Burnett, and first baseman/outfielder Michael Morse from the Los Angeles Dodgers to add right-handed power to the bench.
Seattle Post-Intelligencer 18 hours ago
The Seattle Mariners capped a flurry of moves to retool their minor-league ranks Friday by sending left-handed pitcher J.A. Happ to the Pittsburgh Pirates for right-hander Adrian Sampson from Triple-A Indianapolis. Sampson, a Redmond native that went to Bellevue College, is expected to report to Triple-A...
About a half-hour before Friday's 4 p.m. nonwaiver trade deadline, Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. approached Ben Revere with news. The 27-year-old outfielder had been traded to the Toronto Blue Jays, where he will join a revamped club with aspirations of ending a 22-year playoff drought.
High Cheese | Philadelphia Daily News 21 hours ago
The Phillies have beat the deadline with their third trade in the last four days: Ben Revere is taking his career to Toronto for two minor league pitching prospects.
It wasn't the two-run home run off the bat of Dodgers third baseman Alex Guerrero in the fourth inning that did in Angels left-hander Hector Santiago in Friday night's 5-3 loss in Dodger Stadium. It was a fifth-inning flare that traveled about 130 feet off the bat of Scott Van Slyke that did it.
After missing Friday’s series opener with soreness after fouling two pitches off himself Thursday, Hanley Ramirez returns to the Red Sox lineup for Saturday’s afternoon game against the Rays. Pablo Sandoval will miss his second straight game after taking a fastball to the wrist/forearm area on Thursday. Going up against Rays lefty Matt Moore, the […]
Carlos Rodon's start was awful, but the ninth inning left a pleasant aftertaste The White Sox didn't have a comeback story in them tonight, but maybe this is the start of one for Adam LaRoche. LaRoche collected more hits tonight (four) than he did over his last seven starts (three, in 30 plate appearances), and he delivered the final one -- an RBI single -- as a pitcher hitting for himself. Saved for posterity. pic.twitter.com/M342Z0hNQA — South Side Sox (@SouthSideSox) August 1, 2015 Robin Ventura may not have a whole lot of whimsy in him, but he isn't afraid to let the...
Ezequiel Carrera started in left field and collected three hits, no doubt fully aware that his job with the Blue Jays was in imminent jeopardy