10:44 PM EDT, Wed March 29, 2017
New York Daily News 10 hours ago
Jeurys Familia suspended 15 games for domestic violence arrest

Jeurys Familia suspended 15 games for domestic violence arrest

The Mets need to implement their Plan B for the closer position now that Jeurys Familia will be sidelined with a suspension.
Amazin Avenue 8 hours ago

Mets closer Jeurys Familia suspended 15 games

MLB found no evidence of assault, but deemed Familia’s conduct to be “inappropriate.” MLB announced today that it is suspending Mets closer Jeurys Familia for 15 games in relation to his arrest on October 31, 2016. He will remain eligible to participate in all spring training games and activities;...
New York Daily News 4 hours ago

MLB suspended Mets closer Jeurys Familia out of embarrassment

When is MLB going to apologize for dragging out this three-month investigation that ended in a 15-game suspension?
All Things Rockies | Denver Post 7 hours ago

Mets’ Jeurys Familia suspended 15 games for domestic violence

New York Mets All-Star reliever Jeurys Familia accepted a 15-game suspension under Major League Baseball's domestic violence policy, discipline stemming from an altercation last October.
Amazin Avenue 5 hours ago
Steven Matz will not make the Mets’ Opening Day roster

Steven Matz will not make the Mets’ Opening Day roster

Lugo, Wheeler, and Montero have been floated as replacements. According to a flurry of tweets from beat reporters, Steven Matz will not be on the Mets’ Opening Day roster due to elbow soreness. Matz, who had an MRI earlier today, will not be ready for the start of the season regardless of what his MRI results are. Matz was scratched from a start earlier this week due to elbow discomfort and, despite throwing two days in a row, will not be taking (at least) his first turn through the rotation. Terry Collins mentioned Seth Lugo, Rafael Montero, and Zack Wheeler as potential replacements...
Belleville News Democrat 10 hours ago
It looks as if the St. Louis Cardinals and Yadier Molina will live happily ever after

It looks as if the St. Louis Cardinals and Yadier Molina will live happily ever after

It’s a great thing for St. Louis Cardinals fans and for the organization that it seems the team is close to working out a contract extension with superstar catcher Yadier …
Outside Pitch 2 hours ago

Vince Velasquez looks like he could challenge for strikeout title–if he gets the innings

Clayton Kershaw. Yu Darvish. Max Scherzer. Chris Sale. Corey Kluber. All of the aforementioned names have one main thing in common: they all excel at striking hitters out. As a matter of fact, they may be the best in the business at doing it. In the past few seasons, each one of them has had […] The post Vince Velasquez looks like he could challenge for strikeout title–if he gets the innings appeared first on OutsidePitchMLB.
Rum Bunter 5 hours ago
Pittsburgh Pirates Release Jared Hughes

Pittsburgh Pirates Release Jared Hughes

A longtime Pirate was released on Wednesday afternoon After spending six years in the Major Leagues with the Pittsburgh Pirates, Jared Hughes has been released. This makes him a free agent for the first time in his professional career. It has been covered on this site that Hughes is a pitcher in decline. The decline […] Pittsburgh Pirates Release Jared Hughes - Rum Bunter - Rum Bunter - A Pittsburgh Pirates Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Grand Rapids Press 12 hours ago
Ex-Tigers top pick Jacob Turner unable to win spot with Nationals

Ex-Tigers top pick Jacob Turner unable to win spot with Nationals

Turner was selected ninth overall by the Tigers in 2009. As Anibal Sanchez reportedly heads to the Detroit Tigers bullpen, the can't-miss prospect the organization traded to get him is out of a major-league job. Jacob Turner was re-assigned to minors-league camp on Wednesday by the Washington Nationals. He had been battling for a spot in the bullpen. Turner was the ninth-overall pick by the Tigers in 2009. They signed him to a deal worth $5.5 million, and he picked up his first major-league win in 2012. But he's only won 11 games since. In July 2012, Turner...
Miller Park $20 million concession upgrades include tacos, barbecue, local beers

Miller Park $20 million concession upgrades include tacos, barbecue, local beers

The Milwaukee Brewers showed off their revamped concession stands - with a heavy emphasis on local eateries and beverages.        
SpikesnStars 5 hours ago

40 for 40 Presents: Teoscar Hernandez

Who Am I? Teoscar Hernandez Outfielder Age: 24 Height: 6′ 2″ Weight: 180 Bats right, throws right How Did I Get Here? Hernandez signed with the Astros as an international free agent out of the Dominican Republic in 2011. He was added to the 40-man roster upon his call up in August 2016. Contract status: […]
Rockies strike deal to keep Coors Field as long-term home

Rockies strike deal to keep Coors Field as long-term home

The Rockies on Wednesday struck a late deal with Colorado after four years of difficult negotiation designed to keep the team at Coors Field for 30 more years.
Better Off Red 8 hours ago
Cincinnati Reds 2017 Opening Series Announcements

Cincinnati Reds 2017 Opening Series Announcements

(Joe Robbins/)141st Opening Day in Cincinnati — Monday, April 3 — Reds vs. Philadelphia Phillies, 4:10 pm (gates open at 2:10 pm)• Reds Community Fund Charity Block Party: The sixth annual Opening Day Block Party kicks off at 11 a.m. on Joe Nuxhall Way, Freedom Way and Walnut Street. Admission is free. Food and beverages will be available for purchase from Anheuser-Busch, LaRosa’s, Buffalo Wings & Rings and Queen City Sausage. Live music from The Naked Karate Girls. Additional Block Party partners include St. Elizabeth Healthcare, Budweiser, Beringer Wine, Rumpke and Ole Smoky...
Scout 13 hours ago
Cardinals Prospect Interview: Carson Kelly

Cardinals Prospect Interview: Carson Kelly

The Cardinal Nation’s fourth-ranked prospect, catcher Carson Kelly, discusses his journey toward the Major Leagues in an exclusive interview.

More National League Rumors & News

Brandon McCarthy gets Dodgers' final rotation spot; Alex Wood goes to bullpen

Manager Dave Roberts unveiled Wednesday the composition of the Dodgers pitching staff, but the team left Camelback Ranch still debating the final spots on the bench. Roberts said that Brandon McCarthy will join the rotation, with Alex Wood shifting into the bullpen. The other starters are Clayton...
Camp report: Brewers drop Cactus League finale

Camp report: Brewers drop Cactus League finale

The Brewers closed the Arizona portion of spring training with an 8-6 loss to the Los Angeles Angels.        
Dodgers leave Arizona with pitching staff set

Dodgers leave Arizona with pitching staff set

PEORIA, Ariz. – The Dodgers still have decisions to make. But they left Arizona with their pitching staff set. Dodgers manager Dave Roberts confirmed Wednesday that Brandon McCarthy will be in the Dodgers’ starting rotation and Alex Wood will...
Mariners force a tie in Dodgers' Cactus League finale

Mariners force a tie in Dodgers' Cactus League finale

THE GAME: The Seattle Mariners scored in the bottom of the ninth inning to forge a 3-3 tie in the Dodgers’ final Cactus League game Wednesday afternoon in Peoria, Ariz. PITCHING REPORT: The two starting pitchers, Dodgers left-hander Clayton Kershaw...
Notes: Hernán Pérez will once again do it all for Brewers

Notes: Hernán Pérez will once again do it all for Brewers

A four-man bench means Hernán Pérez will be the primary backup at second base, shortstop and third base entering the season.        

National League Player News

  • 6 Jeurys Familia

    Jeurys Familia

    New York Mets closer Jeurys Familia handed 15-game suspension for domestic violence arrest

  • 6 Drew Hutchison

    Drew Hutchison

    Pirates believe Drew Hutchison may yet still be a 'quality major-league starting pitcher,' but he won't be the fifth starter now

  • 3 Steven Matz

    Steven Matz

    Mets right-hander Steven Matz will not be on the Opening Day roster

  • 3 Rafael Montero

    Rafael Montero

    Rafael Montero may have pitched his way onto the Mets’ roster

  • 3 Alex Wood

    Alex Wood

    Dodgers leave Arizona with pitching staff set

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