2:46 AM EDT, Sun July 23, 2017
3 hours ago
Dodgers trade Sergio Romo to Rays

Dodgers trade Sergio Romo to Rays

The veteran right-hander was DFA'd Thursday. The Rays have acquired reliever Sergio Romo from the Dodgers in exchange for a player to be named later or cash considerations, FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports. Romo, 34, was designated for assignment Thursday by Los Angeles after struggling to a 6.12 ERA in 25 innings in 2017. Romo's 1.40 WHIP, 2.5 HR/9, and 4.3 BB/9 this season are all career worsts for the ten-year veteran. The Rays, who were linked to Marlins closer A.J. Ramos this morning, have added important bullpen depth in Romo as they prepare to make a run at a Wild Card spot. He'll...
7 hours ago
Diamondbacks promote Anthony Banda to majors

Diamondbacks promote Anthony Banda to majors

The Dbacks top prospect will make his MLB debut Saturday against the Nationals. The Arizona Diamondbacks have promoted pitcher Anthony Banda from AAA Reno to start Saturday's game against the Nationals, the club announced Friday afternoon. The left-hander is Arizona's top prospect and ranks 68th overall according to Baseball America's midseason update. With starter Taijuan Walker on paternity leave, Banda's big league stint will be rather brief. Yet with a strong outing Saturday, Banda could earn himself an extended look in the majors down the stretch, either in the rotation or the bullpen....
9 hours ago
MLB trade rumors: Dodgers exploring Addison Reed trade with Mets

MLB trade rumors: Dodgers exploring Addison Reed trade with Mets

The Dodgers could add some serious firepower to their bullpen. As ESPN’s Buster Olney reports, the Dodgers are exploring a trade for Mets closer Addison Reed. The acquisition of Reed wouldn’t be quite as explosive as a potential trade for Orioles closer Zach Britton, a possibility which has been speculated about quite a bit in recent weeks, but it’d have nearly the same level of impact on the Dodgers’ already dominant bullpen. It’s arguable that it’d be a safer move for the Dodgers to trade for Reed than it’d be to acquire Britton, as Reed has been healthy all year (in fact,...
10 hours ago
MLB trade rumors: Brewers interested in Tigers’ Ian Kinsler

MLB trade rumors: Brewers interested in Tigers’ Ian Kinsler

The Tigers second baseman is a candidate to be dealt, with Milwaukee exploring him as an option. The Brewers are “digging into the possibility” of trading for Tigers second baseman Ian Kinsler, according to ESPN’s Buster Olney. Kinsler, 35, is one of a few remaining trade candidates for the Tigers, along with Justin Wilson, Justin Verlander and Alex Avila. Though there hasn’t been much talk about him to this point, he likely could be had for the right offer. The Brewers, who entered play Saturday with a one-game lead in the NL Central, have been aggressive on the trade market, being...
14 hours ago
MLB trade rumors: which teams are interested in Marlins' A.J. Ramos?

MLB trade rumors: which teams are interested in Marlins' A.J. Ramos?

Miami's closer threw a scoreless ninth Friday night with a whole bunch of clubs watching. The Miami Marlins head into this year's deadline as sellers and are taking plenty of calls on closer A.J. Ramos, according to Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports. Among the clubs interested in the right-hander are the Diamondbacks, Rockies, Rays, Red Sox, Brewers, and Cubs. Ramos, 30, is owed around $3 million in 2017, and is under team control through 2018. Ramos' career-worst 3.96 ERA in 36.1 innings in 2017 may have dampened his value from where it was this winter, but he's also on pace to strike out...
17 hours ago
NL West Notes: Trevor Cahill drawing interest, Dodgers designate Sergio Romo

NL West Notes: Trevor Cahill drawing interest, Dodgers designate Sergio Romo

Here’s the latest from around the National League West. In a trade market that doesn’t feature many prominent starting pitching arms, Padres right-hander Trevor Cahill is drawing interest as the trade deadline nears, according to MLB.com’s AJ Cassavell. Cassavell points out that Cahill’s next two starts could impact what the Padres receive in a potential trade involving the starter. Cahill, 29, is having a solid season, pitching to a 3.14 ERA and 3.22 FIP over 57.1 innings. He’s made 10 starts, and the Padres could capitalize if they don’t plan to re-sign him. Cahill is slated...
Jul 21, 2017
MLB rumors: Yoenis Cespedes wants to end career with Athletics

MLB rumors: Yoenis Cespedes wants to end career with Athletics

The Met revealed some future career plans in an interview Friday. Mets outfielder Yoenis Cespedes wants to finish his career with the Athletics, he told Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle. “I wish that happens,” Céspedes said, adding of former A’s and current Mets teammate Jerry Blevins, “I told Blevins, ‘I don’t know how many years I’m going to play, but I’m going to play the last year of my career with Oakland.’ I don’t know if that’s possible or not, but that’s my goal.” Cespedes’ comments are sure to make Mets fans squirm, as he has become a face...
Jul 21, 2017
MLB trade rumors: Brewers being aggressive on Tigers’ Justin Wilson

MLB trade rumors: Brewers being aggressive on Tigers’ Justin Wilson

The left-hander has been gaining interest on the trade market, and the Brewers may be the front-runners. The Brewers have been trying to hold off the defending champion Chicago Cubs at the top of the NL Central, and they may soon receive bullpen help as they are said to being aggressive on Tigers’ lefty Justin Wilson, according to Bob Nightengale of USA TODAY Sports. The Milwaukee bullpen has been in the middle of the pack this season with a 4.07 ERA and .246 batting average against. Their bullpen has combined for 166 walks which ranks as the most in the MLB. Wilson, 29, is under team...
Jul 21, 2017
2017 MLB Trade Deadline Preview: Miami Marlins

2017 MLB Trade Deadline Preview: Miami Marlins

To sell the stars or not to sell the stars. As we approach July 31, we will preview what each team is projected to do in advance of the non-waiver trade deadline. For a complete listing of our previews, click here. Miami Marlins: , 42-51, 4th in the NL East Oh, the Marlins. While their record may not be something all too inspiring, they certainly have kept baseball interesting with the circus of potential new owners. I’m personally rooting for a Derek Jeter/Pitbull duo. Let a girl dream. It’s also a wonder how a team with a lot of promising young young talent can be so...lackluster....
Jul 21, 2017
MLB trade rumors: Athletics have discussed extensions with Khris Davis, Marcus Semien

MLB trade rumors: Athletics have discussed extensions with Khris Davis, Marcus Semien

Despite not hitting free agency until 2020 and 2021, respectively, the Athletics have discussed extensions with these two young players. The Athletics have held early extension talks with outfielder Khris Davis and Marcus Semien, according to Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle. Davis, 29, is hitting .246/.334/.526 (.840 OPS) with 27 homers, 65 RBIs and 15 doubles this season. He’s also coming off a 42 homer and 102 RBI season last year with the A’s as he has become a huge presence in the middle of their order with timely hitting and power. As for Semien, the 26-year-old...
Jul 21, 2017
MLB trade rumors: Rangers gauging interest in Yu Darvish, Cubs interested

MLB trade rumors: Rangers gauging interest in Yu Darvish, Cubs interested

Texas is preparing to sell after a brutal start to the second half. The Texas Rangers have begun to explore the trade market for starter Yu Darvish, according to Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports. Now five games below .500 and six teams back in the AL Wild Card race, the Rangers are headed toward the deadline as sellers with Darvish, Andrew Cashner, Jonathan Lucroy, and Martin Perez as possible departures. Darvish, 30, is owed close to $5 million for the rest of the season and will hit the free agent market at the conclusion of the 2017 season. The right-hander is 6-8 with a 3.45 ERA in 125.1...
Jul 21, 2017
Mariners, Cardinals swap Tyler O’Neill for Marco Gonzales

Mariners, Cardinals swap Tyler O’Neill for Marco Gonzales

The sides made an unconventional 1-for-1 swap Friday. The Mariners have acquired left-hander Marco Gonzales from the Cardinals for outfielder Tyler O’Neill, according to a club announcement. The 1-for-1 swap is an unconventional one for this time of year, when teams usually trade veterans for packages of minor-league pieces. In this case, O’Neill has not yet appeared in the majors while Gonzales only has 40.2 innings of big-league time under his belt. Gonzales, 25, was St. Louis’ 1st-round pick (19th overall) out of Gonzaga in 2013. One of the top 50 prospects in baseball in 2015, the...
Jul 21, 2017
MLB trade rumors: Yankees still open to adding first baseman

MLB trade rumors: Yankees still open to adding first baseman

Despite acquiring Todd Frazier and moving Chase Headley to first base, the Yankees are still open to adding a first baseman. After the Yankees acquired Todd Frazier in a seven-player deal with the White Sox effectively moving Chase Headley to first base, many assumed the Yankees first base enigma had been solved. But that may not be the case as Mark Feinsand of MLB.com reports that the Yankees’ GM Brian Cashman is still open to adding a first baseman. The Yankees made a big splash the other night when they acquired Frazier, David Robertson and Tommy Kahnle from the White Sox for four...
Jul 21, 2017
NL East: Addison Reed drawing interest

NL East: Addison Reed drawing interest

Check out what’s going on in the National League East. There’s heavy interest in Mets closer Addison Reed, lately but will any of it actually pan out? Reed is one of the Mets most valuable chips at the moment and the possibility of him being moved isn’t out of the question. Would it pierce New York fans right through the heart? Well, yeah, but they’re used to that at this point. The Yankees and Brewers are the latest teams to leave a calling card for the 28-year old. However the Yankees’ most recent deal with the White Sox that sent relievers Robertson and Kahnle their way may...
Jul 21, 2017
MLB trade rumors: Athletics 'name price' in Sonny Gray talks with Yankees

MLB trade rumors: Athletics 'name price' in Sonny Gray talks with Yankees

The clubs are discussing a deal in advance of this year's trade deadline. Though the two sides are not close to a deal, Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports reports that the Athletics have "named their price" for starting pitcher Sonny Gray in trade talks with the Yankees. The Athletics are known to be actively shopping the young right-hander, with rumored interest from the Brewers, Astros, and Braves, Indians and others. Gray, 27, finished third in AL Cy Young voting in 2015, and has rebounded from a rough 2016 to produce a solid 3.66 ERA (3.36 FIP) in 91.0 innings this year. Owed less than $2...