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Chicago Cubs vs. Washington Nationals preview, Wednesday 6/28, 6:05 CT

Chicago Cubs vs. Washington Nationals preview, Wednesday 6/28, 6:05 CT

The Cubs looked bad Tuesday night. Hopefully, they will look better tonight. So. Any Cubs news today? Of course you know what's been going on, so this is just a preview of the lineups and pitching matchups, with a couple other notes: Even with last night's poor performance by Jake Arrieta, Cubs starting pitchers have a 2.95 ERA (26 ER in 79⅓ innings) over their last 14 games. That's good! Keep it up. The Cubs have two players in the top 11 in OBP in the National League: Kris Bryant is 10th at .393, and Anthony Rizzo is 11th at .389. Rizzo has a .423 OBP over his last 46 games,...
Federal Baseball 3 hours ago

Washington Nationals’ lineup for third of four with the Chicago Cubs + Dusty Baker talks team speed...

Washington evened things up with the Chicago Cubs with last night’s win in Nationals Park, now the Nats throw Stephen Strasburg at the defending World Series champs. Washington took the second game of four with the Chicago Cubs, 6-1, but Nationals’ skipper...
CSN Washington 5 hours ago

Cubs catcher Miguel Montero to be designated for assignment after angry comments about Nats game

The Washington Nationals were stealing bases all night long against the Chicago Cubs, recording a total of seven swiped bags in a 6-1 victory on
Chicago Tribune 4 hours ago

Cubs strike right tone in muting Miguel Montero for good

Stopping by the Cubs television booth Tuesday night at Nationals Park in Washington, Sen. Dick Durbin related how his staff helped Venezuelan catcher Miguel Montero gain United States citizenship. Montero called Durbin's office after hearing how the Illinois senator had paved the bureaucratic road...
Federal Baseball 9 hours ago

Show Nationals’ Anthony Rendon more All-Star love before the voting ends...

Anthony Rendon is not going to win the voting at third base for the NL’s starting lineup in the 2017 All-Star Game, but Dusty Baker isn’t the only one who thinks the third baseman deserves consideration for the All-Star roster... WASHINGTON, D.C.: Dusty...
16 hours ago
Video: 6/27 MLBN Showcase: Cubs vs Nationals

Watch: 6/27 MLBN Showcase: Cubs vs Nationals

The MLB Network Showcase was back in Washington, D.C. with Bob Costas and John Smoltz, as Jake Arrieta and the Cubs squared off with Max Scherzer and the Nationals. With aces on the mound for both squads, could the home team level the series in this battl
Sports Illustrated 3 hours ago
The Cubs' move to designate Miguel Montero for assignment is understandable, but harsh

The Cubs' move to designate Miguel Montero for assignment is understandable, but harsh

Miguel Montero's postgame comments were unprofessional, but the Cubs' move to designate Montero for assignment was heavy-handed.
Chicago Tribune 10 hours ago

Miguel Montero gave Cubs another reason to trade Jake Arrieta (and Montero himself)

Miguel Montero decided to go all Dwyane Wade and Jimmy Butler on a teammate, and like Wade and Butler, it was the right point made the wrong way. It’s the Chicago Way, I guess. The Cubs catcher, who throws out runners with the same ineptitude that Wade plays defense, was 0-for-24 throwing out runners...
Journal News 5 hours ago

Cubs designate Miguel Montero for assignment after 'unprofessional' rant vs. Jake Arrieta

The Cubs cut ties with Miguel Montero hours after he ripped teammate Jake Arrieta.         
MLB 1 hour ago

Epstein's swift response to Montero on point

That didn't take long, did it? Reading comments from Miguel Montero after the Nationals' seven-stolen-base track meet on Tuesday night, it was clear there would be blowback from the Cubs. But to eat a little more than $7 million and designate a 12-year veteran for assignment in favor of a second-year...
Yankees place Matt Holliday on 10-day DL with viral infection

Yankees place Matt Holliday on 10-day DL with viral infection

The New York Yankees have placed designated hitter Matt Holliday on the 10-day disabled list with a viral infection.
Newark Star-Ledger 1 hour ago

Yankees put Matt Holiday on DL, recall Miguel Andujar; Chris Carter to Triple-A

The Yankees made a handful of roster moves before Wednesday's game against the Chicago White Sox: Placed DH Matt Holliday on the 10-day disabled list (retroactive to 6/25) with a viral infection. Recalled INF Miguel Andujar from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. Outrighted 1B Chris...
Washington Times 1 hour ago

Yankees place Holliday on 10-day DL with viral infection.

CHICAGO (AP) - The New York Yankees have placed designated hitter Matt Holliday on the 10-day disabled list with a viral infection. The 37-year-old Holliday is batting .262 with 15 homers and 47 RBIs in 68 games in his first season in New York. The move was made retroactive to ...
MLB Daily Dish 4 hours ago
MLB trade rumors: Tigers’ Justin Verlander may hit market within 2 weeks

MLB trade rumors: Tigers’ Justin Verlander may hit market within 2 weeks

Tigers ace Justin Verlander might become available for trade within the next two weeks, sources told Jeff Passan of Yahoo! Sports. Verlander may hit the market because he has struggled this season after a stellar 2016 in which he finished second in the AL Cy Young Voting. Last year, Verlander led the American League in strikeouts for the fourth time in his career with 254 Ks and posted a 3.04 ERA over 227 2⁄3 innings. This year, the 34-year-old Verlander has a 4.47 ERA, struck out 94 hitters and walked an AL-high 44 batters, a year after only walking 57, in 94 2⁄3 innings. But, as...
Fenway Nation 4 hours ago

Will Dealin' Dave Re-Unite With Another Tabby In Verlander?

()According to Lucas Casaletto of The Score.com, Dave Dombrowski may be dealing for yet another former member of the Tigers in Justin Verlander. While the 34-year-old former Cy Young award winner has been up and down this season, his addition to a rotation with Chris Sale, Rick Porcello, Drew Pomeranz,...
CBS Sports Fantasy Hockey 2 hours ago

MLB trade rumors: Executives think Justin Verlander could be on the move

Would Detroit trade its longtime ace? One report says the Tigers will shop him around
CSN Washington 11 hours ago
Trey Turner ties franchise record of stolen bases in single game with Nats 6-1 win over Cubs

Trey Turner ties franchise record of stolen bases in single game with Nats 6-1 win over Cubs

WASHINGTON -- Neither of the past two NL Cy Young Award winners had his best stuff, though Max Scherzer handled things much better than Jake
Federal Baseball 12 hours ago

Wire Taps: Trea Turner on pace to be greatest base-stealer in Nationals history; Must-watch Max Scherzer; K-Rod is only small solution...

Catch up on the last 24 hours in Nationals news before the third of four with the Cubs in D.C. Wow. Only six strikeouts, Max? Do better. The offense, you can stay. Here’s the scoop from South Capitol Street. Trea Turner is already in uncharted territory in terms of stolen basesTrea Turner has only...
Grand Rapids Press 3 hours ago
Victor Martinez activated; John Hicks optioned to Triple-A Toledo

Victor Martinez activated; John Hicks optioned to Triple-A Toledo

Hicks played in eight games during Martinezs absence, starting four. DETROIT -- The Detroit Tigers activated designated hitter Victor Martinez from the disabled list on Wednesday, less than two weeks after he was hospitalized with an irregular heartbeat. To make room for Martinez, the Tigers optioned catcher/first baseman John Hicks to Triple-A Toledo. Hicks played in eight games during Martinez's absence, starting four. During three separate stints with the Tigers this year, Hicks is hitting .299 (20-for-67) with three home runs and 12 RBIs. Martinez, 38, has...
Grand Rapids Press 6 hours ago

How do you think the new Tigers' batting order should look? Results from our poll

The Detroit Tigers are 2-0 since manager Brad Ausmus shook up the lineup on Sunday in San Diego. The next wrinkle will come Wednesday when Victor Martinez is expected to return from the disabled list.
CSN Philly 2 hours ago
Blue Jays sign ex-Phillie Michael Saunders to minor-league contract

Blue Jays sign ex-Phillie Michael Saunders to minor-league contract

Michael Saunders is headed back to the Toronto.Well, Buffalo, if we're being technical.Saunders on Wednesday signed a minor-league deal with the Blue Jays and will
Toronto Sun 2 hours ago

Saunders returns to Blue Jays organization after signing minor-league deal

TORONTO — Michael Saunders is back in the Toronto Blue Jays organization.
50 mins ago
Video: T&S: Blue Jays hoping to catch lightning in a bottle with Saunders?

Watch: T&S: Blue Jays hoping to catch lightning in a bottle with Saunders?

Ken Reid and Arash Madani react to the news that the Toronto Blue Jays have signed Michael Saunders to a minor-league deal.
San Jose Mercury News 3 hours ago
Mark Melancon headed to disabled list again, Sam Dyson to become Giants closer

Mark Melancon headed to disabled list again, Sam Dyson to become Giants closer

SAN FRANCISCO – Giants closer Mark Melancon is going on the disabled list for the second time this season. Melancon, who has been unable to shake the right elbow tendonitis that has dogged him all year, will be examined by Dr. Ken Akizuki and get another MRI exam. Melancon threw one shutout inning in Tuesday […]
San Francisco Chronicle 3 hours ago

Giants closer Melancon returns to disabled list

Giants closer Melancon returns to disabled list Closer Mark Melancon, who pitched a scoreless inning in Tuesday night's 14-inning win, is returning to the 10-day disabled list with a strained pronator in his left arm, a muscle that runs from the elbow down the forearm. Melancon has dealt with this...
Over the Monster 11 hours ago
Daily Red Sox Links: Mitch Moreland, Hanley Ramirez, Matt Barnes

Daily Red Sox Links: Mitch Moreland, Hanley Ramirez, Matt Barnes

More about Moreland with a discussion of Ramirez’s struggles and Barnes’ ambitions to be more like Andrew Miller. We got the links going with Mitch Moreland yesterday and now we’re back again with him leading off. That’s because he’s been an absolute free agent steal. (Alex Speier; Boston Globe) With Moreland mashing, it has made up for a less than stellar campaign from Hanley Ramirez. (Michael Silverman; Boston Herald) If Ramirez doesn’t start producing soon, maybe the Red Sox need to look at other options. (Evan Drellich; CSNNE) The Red Sox offense has been through its highs...
Over the Monster 1 hour ago

Red Sox vs. Twins lineups: Andrew Benintendi gets the day off

And Hanley Ramirez is still out The Red Sox are going for their third straight win on Wednesday and a clinch of a series victory against the Twins. After losing two disappointing series to the Angels and Royals, they really could use at least two out of three against Minnesota this week. They’ll...
Washington Times 1 hour ago
White Sox activate Rodon from DL

White Sox activate Rodon from DL

CHICAGO (AP) - The Chicago White Sox have activated left-hander Carlos Rodon in time for Wednesday's start against the New York Yankees. Penciled in as the No. 2 starter behind Jose Quintana, Rodon has been sidelined all season because of bursitis in his left biceps. Reliever Zach Putnam - recovering ...
DRaysBay 6 hours ago
Rays top local television ratings, draw more than UF College World Series win and The Bachelorette

Rays top local television ratings, draw more than UF College World Series win and The Bachelorette

A busy Monday Night still had the Rays on top in the Tampa Bay market, a sign of surging popularity. The Tampa Bay Rays have always been a great television product, and this year having a competitive team in the AL East has helped their case. The Rays are contenders, and have started acting like it by adding top notch defensive SS Adeiny Hechavarria in a trade last weekend. Hechavarria made his debut last night in Pittsburgh on a busy night in the local television market, and the Tampa Bay community was tuned in: #RaysTVRatings: Last night's #Rays win v Pitt (2.8 HH) averaged more...
Seattle Times 4 hours ago
Mariners lefty Drew Smyly to undergo season-ending ‘Tommy John’ surgery on his elbow

Mariners lefty Drew Smyly to undergo season-ending ‘Tommy John’ surgery on his elbow

Smyly is tentatively scheduled to undergo the procedure on July 6
KFFL 4 hours ago
Twins | Phil Hughes back on roster

Twins | Phil Hughes back on roster

Minnesota Twins RHP Phil Hughes (arm) was activated from the 10-day disabled list Wednesday, June ...
WATCH: Nolan Arenado stops grounder barehanded, throws out Giants batter from his back

WATCH: Nolan Arenado stops grounder barehanded, throws out Giants batter from his back

Stop me if you've heard this one before: Rockies third baseman Nolan Arenado made an amazing defensive play.

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