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George Springer Leaves Game With “Mild” Ankle Sprain

GET TONE AND FIT FASTER TIPS OF THE DAY TODAY: X-rays were negative on Springer’s leg, as manager Charlie Montoyo told reporters (including Arden Zwelling from Sportsnet) that Springer is day to day with a slight sprain of the left ankle. 14 AOT: Blue Jays center fielder George springer left tonight’s game with an apparent injury to the lower left leg. Springer made an awkward landing while attempting to catch a Ty France triple to the wall in the seventh inning, and Springer immediately grabbed his ankle after hitting the ground. He was able to leave the field on his… Read More »George Springer Leaves Game With “Mild” Ankle Sprain

Drew Pomeranz To Undergo Season-Ending Surgery

GET TONE AND FIT FASTER TIPS OF THE DAY Left-handed padres Drew pomeranz will have surgery to repair a torn flexor tendon, director Jayce tingler told Annie Heilbrunn of the San Diego Union-Tribune (Twitter connections) and other journalists. The procedure will end Pomeranz’s season. Pomeranz was put on the injured list earlier this week due to an inflammation of the forearm, marking the second time a particular injury has resulted in a stint in IL and the third time overall this season that Pomeranz was sidelined with injury – he missed almost seven weeks in May and June due to… Read More »Drew Pomeranz To Undergo Season-Ending Surgery

Twins Place Michael Pineda On 10-Day Injured List

GET TONE AND FIT FASTER TIPS OF THE DAY The Twins placed right-handed Michael pineda on the list of injured 10 days due to a slight deformation of the left oblique. Right handed Ralph Garza Jr. was called up from Triple-A to take Pineda’s place on the active roster. The injury developed when Pineda left against the Rays last night, as Pineda allowed four runs in 2 2/3 innings before leaving the game after a visit to the team’s coach’s mound. Speak with journalists (including Betsy Helfand of the St. Paul Pioneer Press) today, head of the Twins Rocco baldelli… Read More »Twins Place Michael Pineda On 10-Day Injured List

Astros Activate Yuli Gurriel, Place Kyle Tucker On Injured List

GET TONE AND FIT FASTER TIPS OF THE DAY The Astros trade one offensive star for another, like Yuli Gurriel was activated on the 10 day casualty list today, but the outfielder Kyle tucker now heading to IL. No specific reason was given for Tucker’s placement beyond health and safety protocols. Gurriel’s IL move started retroactively on August 3, so he’s back after a minimal absence due to a stiff neck. The 37-year-old will now resume what has been the best of his six MLB seasons, as Gurriel hits 0.324 / 0.388 / 0.490 with 12 homers in 417 home… Read More »Astros Activate Yuli Gurriel, Place Kyle Tucker On Injured List

Cardinals Designate Scott Hurst For Assignment

GET TONE AND FIT FASTER TIPS OF THE DAY The Cardinals have activated Brandon waddell of the IL and designated Scott hurst for assignment, according to a club announcement. Waddell was picked and placed on COVID-IL in mid-July. He will stay with the Memphis Triple-A club. The designation of Hurst was necessary to open up a place on the 40-man roster. (Players on COVID-IL do not use space on the roster.) Hurst, a 25-year-old outfielder, had his contract selected by the club in mid-April. He only played seven games with just five go-home appearances before being selected. His Triple-A performance… Read More »Cardinals Designate Scott Hurst For Assignment

Rays Designate Evan Phillips For Assignment, Select Adam Conley

GET TONE AND FIT FASTER TIPS OF THE DAY The Rays have designated Evan phillips for the assignment and selected the contract of Adam conley, by Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times. Phillips was released by the Orioles on August 2 and then signed a minor league contract with the Rays the next day. After playing two games with the Durham Bulls, the right-hander then saw his contract selected by the Rays on Thursday. He pitched three innings in Friday’s game against the Twins, allowing one run on three hits and two strikeouts. As for Conley, the 31-year-old southpaw… Read More »Rays Designate Evan Phillips For Assignment, Select Adam Conley

Giants Release Aaron Sanchez – MLB Trade Rumors

GET TONE AND FIT FASTER TIPS OF THE DAY The Giants announced tonight that they have placed the right-hander Aaron Sanchez on absolute discharge exemptions. This was the expected result after the club nominated him for an assignment last weekend. San Francisco added a one-year, $ 4 million offseason warranty to Sanchez. It was a low risk shot on a reclamation candidate. Sanchez showed a lot of promise early in his career with the Blue Jays, but had been plagued by injuries for the past few years and missed all of last season recovering from shoulder surgery in September 2019… Read More »Giants Release Aaron Sanchez – MLB Trade Rumors

Kevan Smith Elects Free Agency

GET TONE AND FIT FASTER TIPS OF THE DAY Seeker Kevan smith chose a free agency after agreeing to outright waivers, according to his transaction log on MLB.com. The Braves nominated Smith for an assignment on Wednesday. Smith signed a minor league deal with the Rays during the offseason. He was drafted to the Tampa Bay major league roster in early May and was traded to the Braves less than two weeks later. Right-hander Smith recorded some pretty decent playing time in Atlanta with Travis d’Arnaud on the injured list, but he only hit 0.165 / 0.248 /, 198 in… Read More »Kevan Smith Elects Free Agency

Giants Sign Brandon Crawford To Two-Year, $32MM Extension

GET TONE AND FIT FASTER TIPS OF THE DAY The Giants have announced they have agreed to the terms of a two-year contract extension with shortstop Brandon crawford. It is a $ 32 million deal, with Crawford expected to receive a corresponding salary of $ 16 million between 2022 and 2023. The three-time All-Star was expected to achieve free agency status at the end of the season. Crawford is represented by Wasserman. The deal will cover two more seasons for Crawford, who turns 35 in January, in orange and black. The Giants selected the Bay Area native in the fourth… Read More »Giants Sign Brandon Crawford To Two-Year, $32MM Extension

Marlins Sign Dustin Fowler – MLB Trade Rumors

GET TONE AND FIT FASTER TIPS OF THE DAY Marlins signed outfielder Dustin Fowler to a minor league contract, according to an announcement from their Triple-A branch in Jacksonville. The 26-year-old made his first appearance as a Jumbo Shrimp tonight. Fowler began his career in the Yankees system, becoming one of the league’s top field prospects in a matter of years. He reached the big leagues at the age of 22 in the middle of the 2017 season. Unfortunately, Fowler ruptured his right patellar tendon in a bizarre collision with an exposed electrical box at Chicago’s Guaranteed Rate Field during… Read More »Marlins Sign Dustin Fowler – MLB Trade Rumors

Mets Place Javier Baez On Injured List

GET TONE AND FIT FASTER TIPS OF THE DAY The Mets announced they have placed an infielder Javier Baez on the 10-day injured list, retroactive to August 12, with back spasms. Travis Blankenhorn was recalled from Triple-A Syracuse to take his place on the active roster. New York acquired Báez from the Cubs in hopes he could maintain the shortstop while Francisco lindor recovered from a right oblique deformation. Sadly, Báez only appeared in ten games as the Met before landing on the IL himself. There’s no indication he’s facing a particularly long absence, but any missed time is an… Read More »Mets Place Javier Baez On Injured List

Jacob deGrom Won’t Resume Throwing For At Least Two More Weeks

GET TONE AND FIT FASTER TIPS OF THE DAY Jacob of Grom hasn’t thrown since a July 30 setback in his recovery from an inflamed elbow resulted in a two-week hiatus. With that initial shutdown passed, there was some hope that deGrom could restart its launch program in the coming days. However, this will not be the case. Mets director Luis Rojas told reporters (including Deesha Thosar of the New York Daily News) that stopping deGrom will last at least two more weeks. Rojas pointed out that deGrom does not treat structural damage and that deGrom’s inflammation improves. That said,… Read More »Jacob deGrom Won’t Resume Throwing For At Least Two More Weeks

Cardinals To Activate Jack Flaherty From 60-Day IL

GET TONE AND FIT FASTER TIPS OF THE DAY After more than ten weeks on the injured list due to severe oblique deformity, Jack Flaherty is expected to return to the Cardinals tonight, as several reports recently noted (including Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch). He will take the mound to open the Cards series against the Royals. The Cardinals will need to make changes to the 26 and 40-man roster to accommodate Flaherty’s reinstatement. Flaherty told reporters last week that he plans to cast during the just concluded series against the Pirates, but will instead take the mound… Read More »Cardinals To Activate Jack Flaherty From 60-Day IL

Mariners Release Taylor Guerrieri, David Huff, Ryan Dull

GET TONE AND FIT FASTER TIPS OF THE DAY The Mariners have freed former big leagues Taylor Guerrieri, David huff and Ryan dull organisation, tweets The Triple-A Tacoma Mike Curto diffuser. All three were out of the Tacoma reliever pen (although Huff initially worked on the Rainers’ rotation when signing). Guerrieri, 28, had worked at a 4.61 ERA with a 22.6% strikeout rate versus a 9.7% walk rate over 27 1/3 innings since joining the Mariners under contract with minor leagues. On the one hand, he had drastically reduced his ERA after a rough start, limiting his opponents to just… Read More »Mariners Release Taylor Guerrieri, David Huff, Ryan Dull

Yu Darvish Leaves Game Due To Lower Back Tightness

GET TONE AND FIT FASTER TIPS OF THE DAY Yu darvish made a quick exit from tonight’s game against the Diamondbacks, going just 2 2/3 innings and allowing five runs. Darvish was taken out after a mound visit from the team coach, and the Padres announced that Darvish left due to a lower back contraction. With San Diego already shorthanded in the rotation, the last thing the Padres need is an injury to Darvish, the team leader in innings despite being on the injured list for at least 10 days in July ( Darvish’s absence covered the star break). Inflammation… Read More »Yu Darvish Leaves Game Due To Lower Back Tightness

Tigers To Select Jacob Robson

GET TONE AND FIT FASTER TIPS OF THE DAY The Tigers plan to select the contract of Jacob Robson tomorrow manager AJ Hinch briefed reporters (including Chris McCosky of Detroit News). It will take the active place of the utility Niko Goodrum, who will land on the injured list after leaving tonight’s game against the Orioles with a left groin injury. The Tigers will have to make a deal with 40 players tomorrow to finalize Robson’s promotion. Detroit selected Robson in the eighth round of the 2016 Mississippi State Draft. The left-handed outfielder spent five seasons in the minor leagues… Read More »Tigers To Select Jacob Robson

Injured List Activations: Schmidt, Frankoff, Blandino

GET TONE AND FIT FASTER TIPS OF THE DAY A trio of players were reinstated from the 60-day injured roster and opted for their teams’ respective Triple-A affiliates. the Yankees right-handed activated Clarke schmidt and optioned it to Scranton-Wilkes / Barre. The 25-year-old is one of the best pitching prospects in the game, but has been sidelined all year with elbow strain. Schmidt, who briefly made his big-league debut last season, pitched 8 2/3 innings on a rehab mission and will continue to build up in the minors. Due to the cancellation of the minor league season last year, Schmidt… Read More »Injured List Activations: Schmidt, Frankoff, Blandino

Mets To Sign Josh Reddick

GET TONE AND FIT FASTER TIPS OF THE DAY The Mets recruit a veteran outfielder Josh reddick to a minor league contract, reports Anthony DiComo of MLB.com (Twitter link). Reddick was released by the Diamondbacks on Monday. Reddick signed a minors’ deal with the D-Backs over the winter and was selected to the major league roster in mid-May. His time in Arizona wasn’t particularly productive, however, as the left-hander posted a career-worst line of 0.258 / 0.285 / 0.371 in 158 home plate appearances. With the final spot, the D-Backs wanting to give the younger players on the roster a… Read More »Mets To Sign Josh Reddick

Red Sox Move Garrett Richards To Bullpen

GET TONE AND FIT FASTER TIPS OF THE DAY Red Sox transfer right-hander Garret richards at the paddock, manager Alex Cora told reporters (including MassLive’s Christopher Smith). His rotational position will be filled by Chris Sale, who is expected to make his first appearance in two years on Saturday against the Orioles. The Sox signed Richards to a one-year, $ 10 million offseason warranty. (The deal also contains a club option currently valued at $ 10.25 million – with potential escalators – for the 2022 campaign, but Richards’ struggles this year means he will likely be bought out instead). The… Read More »Red Sox Move Garrett Richards To Bullpen

Dodgers Place Mookie Betts On Injured List

GET TONE AND FIT FASTER TIPS OF THE DAY 5:25 p.m .: The Dodgers officially put Betts on 10-day IL, retroactive to August 8, with inflammation of the right hip. He is eligible for reinstatement for the first time within a week from today. 4:16 p.m .: Dodgers Superstar Mookie betts is on the 10-day injured list with a right hip injury, manager Dave Roberts told reporters (including Mike DiGiovanna of the Los Angeles Times). Relief Edwin Uceta will be reinstated from the 10-day IL to take his place on the active list. Betts is being sent back to LA… Read More »Dodgers Place Mookie Betts On Injured List

Tigers Select Renato Nunez, Place Akil Baddoo On 7-Day IL

GET TONE AND FIT FASTER TIPS OF THE DAY The Tigers have selected the infielder contract Renato nunez, infielder recalled Zack shorts by Triple-A Toledo and the placed vaulters Akil Baddoo and Derek Hill on the injured list, according to a club announcement. Baddoo is heading towards the seven-day concussion list, while Hill was placed on the 10-day IL with a rib cage contusion. Hill and Baddoo suffered their injuries in a frightening full-speed collision against the left center field wall in yesterday’s win over the Orioles. It will be the second major league stint of the season for Nunez,… Read More »Tigers Select Renato Nunez, Place Akil Baddoo On 7-Day IL

White Sox Place Carlos Rodon On 10-Day Injured List

GET TONE AND FIT FASTER TIPS OF THE DAY The White Sox announced Wednesday they placed the left-hander Carlos Rodon on the 10-day injured list, retroactive to August 8, due to left shoulder fatigue. Right handed Matt foster is Charlotte Triple-A to take her place on the active list. Chicago also announced that wide receiver Yasmani Grandal, who has been out since early July after undergoing surgery to repair a torn knee tendon, will begin a minor league rehab mission with Double-A Birmingham. Rodon, 28, was lined up to start tomorrow’s Field of Dreams game against the Yankees, but that… Read More »White Sox Place Carlos Rodon On 10-Day Injured List

Marlins’ Jose Devers Undergoes Shoulder Surgery

GET TONE AND FIT FASTER TIPS OF THE DAY Marlins field player José Devers had surgery yesterday to repair a tear in the labrum in his right shoulder, tweets Jordan McPherson of the Miami Herald. He had been on the injured list since mid-June and will now miss the remainder of the 2021 season. Devers, 21, entered the season tenth overall for the Marlins’ farmhands at Baseball America and made his big-league debut on April 24. He’s played 21 games but had just 46 home plate appearances, with a .244 / .304 / .317 strike along the way. . It… Read More »Marlins’ Jose Devers Undergoes Shoulder Surgery

Marlins Outright Austin Pruitt – MLB Trade Rumors

GET TONE AND FIT FASTER TIPS OF THE DAY 10 AOT: Pruitt cleared the waivers and was sent straight to Triple-Jacksonville, according to transaction tracker MLB.com. As a player with more than three years of MLB service, Pruitt had the right to reject an outright assignment in favor of free agency. That would have meant the loss of the remainder of his salary of $ 617.5,000, and he indeed accepted an assignment in Jacksonville, where he made his first appearance tonight. If he is not reinstated in the 40-man roster by the end of the season, Pruitt will qualify for… Read More »Marlins Outright Austin Pruitt – MLB Trade Rumors

Red Sox Sign Alex Claudio

GET TONE AND FIT FASTER TIPS OF THE DAY The Red Sox signed left-handed Alex Claudio to a minor league deal and assigned him to Triple-A Worcester, relays Bill Koch of the Providence Journal (Twitter link). The veteran southpaw was released by the Angels last month. Claudio signed a one-year offseason deal with Los Angeles on the heels of two decent but unspectacular years with the Brewers. The 29-year-old was an option frequently used by Angels manager Joe Maddon, who has looked to him 41 times in the club’s first 98 games. Claudio achieved the worst career 5.51 ERA in… Read More »Red Sox Sign Alex Claudio

Fernando Tatis Jr. Preparing To Play Outfield

GET TONE AND FIT FASTER TIPS OF THE DAY Fernando Tatis Jr. was placed on the injured list 10 days ago, and it looked like the Padres star may have been closer to an end-of-season surgery on his troublesome shoulder than a return to the pitch. Now, however, it looks like Tatis has recovered enough from his latest shoulder issue to be able to return to the San Diego lineup, and a new position appears to be in the works. Rather than taking Grounders from his normal shortstop position, Tatis has instead worked as an outfielder, with Kevin Acee of… Read More »Fernando Tatis Jr. Preparing To Play Outfield

Astros Reinstate Pedro Baez From Injured List

GET TONE AND FIT FASTER TIPS OF THE DAY The Astros have announced they are activating the reliever Pedro Baez of the 60-day injured list leading up to tonight’s game against the Rockies. Enclosure colleague Rafael Montero lands on the 10-day casualty list with right shoulder discomfort in a corresponding motion. To open up space for Báez on the 40-player roster, the club transferred the right André Scrubb from the list of wounded from 10 days to that of 60 days. Báez, signed on a two-year contract this winter, is finally in line to make his Astros debut. The 33-year-old… Read More »Astros Reinstate Pedro Baez From Injured List

Cubs Activate Rowan Wick From Injured List

GET TONE AND FIT FASTER TIPS OF THE DAY Cubs activate relief Rowan wick of the 60-day injured list leading up to today’s second game of today’s doubles with the Brewers, the team briefed reporters (including Russell Dorsey of the Chicago Sun-Times). He will make his season debut every time he enters a game. The Cubs already had a vacant position on the 40-player roster, so no corresponding movement is required. Wick hasn’t pitched since last September due to left oblique tension. The right-hander was one of the Cubs’ top relievers of 2019-20, combining 50 2/3 innings of 2.66 ERA… Read More »Cubs Activate Rowan Wick From Injured List

Dodgers Activate Corey Knebel From 60-Day Injured List; Place Joe Kelly On IL

GET TONE AND FIT FASTER TIPS OF THE DAY The Dodgers have announced two box moves, activating the right-hander Corey Knebel from the 60-day injured list. Knebel will take the place of Joe kelly, who was put on the casualty list for unspecified reasons. Knebel hasn’t pitched since April 23 due to right side tension, marking another significant injury setback for the veteran right-hander. Tommy John’s surgery sidelined Knebel for the entire 2019 season, and he was limited to 13 1/3 innings last season due to both a hamstring issue and some difficulty on the mound – Knebel had an… Read More »Dodgers Activate Corey Knebel From 60-Day Injured List; Place Joe Kelly On IL

Brewers Activate Hunter Strickland, Return Blaine Hardy To Minors

GET TONE AND FIT FASTER TIPS OF THE DAY The Brewers announced they activated the relief Strickland Hunter from the list of injured COVID-19. Left handed Blaine hardy, who was selected as a COVID replacement last week, was removed from the 40-player roster and returned to Triple-A Nashville. Because Hardy has been replaced by COVID, he doesn’t need to go through waivers to get back into the minor leagues. The 34-year-old has made only one major league appearance since his selection on July 31, allowing three runs in a working inning against the Pirates. It marked Hardy’s first big league… Read More »Brewers Activate Hunter Strickland, Return Blaine Hardy To Minors

Dodgers Make Two Waiver Claims; Kershaw, Duffy To 60-Day IL

GET TONE AND FIT FASTER TIPS OF THE DAY The Dodgers announced Monday they have claimed the receiver Anthony Bemboom excluding waivers of Angels and right-handed Conner Greene off the Orioles waivers. In order to open a space on the 40-player roster, Los Angeles transferred lefties Danny duffy and Clayton kershaw to the 60-day injured list. The “60 day” minimum on these IL stays for Duffy and Kershaw begins with their initial placement on the IL – July 20 for Duffy and July 7 for Kershaw. Duffy would be eligible to return on September 18 and Kershaw on September 5.… Read More »Dodgers Make Two Waiver Claims; Kershaw, Duffy To 60-Day IL

Marlins Select Deven Marrero, Shawn Morimando

GET TONE AND FIT FASTER TIPS OF THE DAY Marlins select infielder Become Marrero and left-handed Shawn morimando to the Big League roster, relays Christina de Nicola from MLB.com (Twitter link). Second baseman Jazz Chisholm lands on the COVID-19 injured list. Chisholm suffers from viral-like symptoms and has remained in Denver, where the Fish just finished a series against the Rockies. Both Marrero and Morminado have yo-yoed on and off the roster this season. Miami has quite remarkably selected Marrero’s contract four times, singling him for an assignment and putting him through outright waivers shortly after each of his first… Read More »Marlins Select Deven Marrero, Shawn Morimando

Yankees Place Gleyber Torres On Injured List

GET TONE AND FIT FASTER TIPS OF THE DAY 5:12 p.m .: The Yankees were relieved by the MRI results on Torres, according to Boone, who estimates the shortstop could be back in 10 to 20 days (via ESPN’s Marly Rivera). Urshela, however, has suffered some form of setback that will push back her scheduled return date by at least a few days (relays Athletic’s Lindsey Adler). 3.15 p.m .: The Yankees announced they are placing the shortstop Gleyber Torres on the 10-day injured list with a sprained left thumb. Utility André Velasquez was selected from the list in a… Read More »Yankees Place Gleyber Torres On Injured List

Softball Takeaways from Simone Biles

GET TONE AND FIT FASTER TIPS OF THE DAY While the return of fastpitch softball to the Olympics has been the big story for many of us who are fanatics of the sport, for the general public, of course, one of the biggest stories has been gymnast Simone Biles. who has decided not to participate in the team or in most individual events. She of course ultimately won bronze on the beam, which is hardly her flagship event. It’s hard to imagine what a difficult decision this must have been for her. Here she has spent the past five years… Read More »Softball Takeaways from Simone Biles

Edwin Jackson Open To MLB Comeback

GET TONE AND FIT FASTER TIPS OF THE DAY Edwin jackson will be 38 in a month’s time, but the well-traveled right-hander has no plans to retire after his recent run for the US Olympic roster and is ready to sign with a big league club, tweets Jon Morosi of MLB.com. Jackson a 3 2/3 innings race between the qualifying rounds and the actual Olympic game as the United States ultimately won a silver medal. He hasn’t launched the Majors since a tough 2019 campaign split between the Tigers and Blue Jays. Jackson signed with the D-backs in the 2019-20… Read More »Edwin Jackson Open To MLB Comeback

Orioles Notes: Rutschman, Severino, Mateo

GET TONE AND FIT FASTER TIPS OF THE DAY The Orioles promoted wide receiver Adley rutschman from Double-A to Triple-A Norfolk, the team announced last night. (Roch Kubtako of MASNsports.com first announced he would take it to the next level.) Rutschman, who now ranks as the No. 1 prospect in all of baseball at Baseball America and MLB.com after Franco Strollgraduation from the roster, opened the year at the Double-A level and posted a batting line of .271 / .392 / .508 with 18 homers, 16 doubles and nearly as many walks (15 , 4 percent) than strikeouts (15.9 percent).… Read More »Orioles Notes: Rutschman, Severino, Mateo

Minor MLB Transactions: 8/8/21 – MLB Trade Rumors

GET TONE AND FIT FASTER TIPS OF THE DAY The latest movements from minor leagues around the world … the Orioles downright Pat Valaïka to Triple-A after the infielder clears the waivers and agrees to be removed from the 40-player roster. Baltimore nominated Valaika for an assignment earlier this week. Now in his second season with the O’s, Valaika has seen quite a bit of action in a reserve role, and had recently started at second base since. Ramon urias was moved to the shortstop. Better known for his defensive versatility than his bat during his six MLB seasons with… Read More »Minor MLB Transactions: 8/8/21 – MLB Trade Rumors

Gleyber Torres To Receive MRI On Left Thumb

GET TONE AND FIT FASTER TIPS OF THE DAY Yankees shortstop Gleyber Torres injured his left thumb in today’s 2-0 loss to the Mariners, and manager Aaron Boone told reporters (including Athletic’s Lindsey Adler) that Torres will receive an MRI to determine the extent of the problem. For now, Boone has indicated that there is some concern that Torres has suffered a notable injury. Torres injured his thumb in the fourth inning when he slipped headfirst on a steal from second base. Coaches checked Torres, but he remained on the pitch for most of the game, even hitting a single… Read More »Gleyber Torres To Receive MRI On Left Thumb

Central Notes: Kimbrel, White Sox, Cubs, Donaldson, Boyd, Warren, File

GET TONE AND FIT FASTER TIPS OF THE DAY White Sox General Manager Rick Hahn and Bear cubs Baseball operations president Jed Hoyer began business talks on July 9, ESPN.com’s Jesse Rogers reports, and it wasn’t until July 20 that the two sides reconnected for what became of More intensive talks that led to a pair of major deals. In separate agreements, the Sox acquired Ryan tepera July 29, then a deadline day blockbuster that saw Craig kimbrel head south to Chicago. Nick madrigal emerged as the centerpiece of the Kimbrel deal, although it wasn’t until the day of the… Read More »Central Notes: Kimbrel, White Sox, Cubs, Donaldson, Boyd, Warren, File

Justin Turner To Miss “A Few Days” With Groin Injury

GET TONE AND FIT FASTER TIPS OF THE DAY Justin turner left today’s game due to what the Dodgers described as a discomfort in his left groin, and the manager Dave roberts said the third baseman will have to miss at least a brief amount of time. Turner will “be down for a few days, then we will re-evaluate“said Roberts Bill Plunkett of the Orange County Register and other journalists. Early in the second set, Turner made an impressive play to reach for a pitch and then throw Jose iglesias at first base. Turner was injured on that play, although… Read More »Justin Turner To Miss “A Few Days” With Groin Injury

MLBTR Live Chat – MLB Trade Rumors

GET TONE AND FIT FASTER TIPS OF THE DAY Bryant at the Phillies to play with his mate is a very strong possibility. McCutchen pulling out books, others too. Bryant can alternate between 3B and LF. This leaves one of Bohm or Hoskins playing 1B and the other as commercial bait to bring in one or two quality pitchers (their defense limits the team). But Dombrowski is clever. It wouldn’t surprise me if he swapped the two. Maybe move Segura to 1B. Great professional and measured movements of Dombrowski this year. But the NL East stinks and they know it… Read More »MLBTR Live Chat – MLB Trade Rumors

Javier Baez Leaves Game Due To Left Hip Tightness

GET TONE AND FIT FASTER TIPS OF THE DAY The Mets have now lost seven of their last eight games following the 3-0 shutout loss to the Phillies today, and the bad news has continued beyond the area score for New York. Javier Baez left the game with a stiff left hip as the shortstop had to be pulled out from stick pain early in the fifth inning. After hitting a player on the ground, Baez stayed in the batter’s box in obvious discomfort and immediately left the court. Baez is currently seen as hand in hand with the injury,… Read More »Javier Baez Leaves Game Due To Left Hip Tightness

AL East Notes: Schwarber, Bichette, Arozarena, Kiermaier, Johnson

GET TONE AND FIT FASTER TIPS OF THE DAY Although the Red Sox received some very good news today, in the form of Chris Salereturn imminent, there is also some not so good news. Kyle schwarberDrug rehab has run into a problem, according to Jen McCaffrey of The Athletic. According to McCaffrey’s sources, “Schwarber suffered a slight backhand with tightness in his left groin midway through his rehabilitation from strain in his right hamstrings.” Prior to the injury, Schwarber had his best attacking season yet, posting a wRC + of 137. The Red Sox acquired him on the trade deadline… Read More »AL East Notes: Schwarber, Bichette, Arozarena, Kiermaier, Johnson

Giants Designate Aaron Sanchez For Assignment

GET TONE AND FIT FASTER TIPS OF THE DAY The giants have designated Aaron Sanchez for assignment, by Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle. Additionally, John Brebbia has been recalled, Kevin Gausman has been reinstated from the paternity list and Thairo Estrada was optioned to Triple-A. Signed for a year in the offseason, Sanchez’s season has started well. After six starts, he had a 3.18 ERA. But he struggled to dive deep into games, never going beyond five innings. On May 8, he was placed on the IL with tight biceps and then struggled to return due to blister… Read More »Giants Designate Aaron Sanchez For Assignment

AL Injury Notes: Robert, Grandal, Rogers, Archer

GET TONE AND FIT FASTER TIPS OF THE DAY Louis robert is expected to join the White Sox this week, according to Jared Wyllys of the Chicago Sun-Times. The outfielder has been absent since early May after suffering grade 3 tension in the flexor tendon of the right hip. Players in rehabilitation can spend 20 days with minors for rehabilitation missions. Since Robert’s first game from rehab was July 21, the 20 days will have passed tomorrow, August 9. Considering Robert’s immense talent, this is great news for the club. But it will also create difficult decisions. “We’re going to… Read More »AL Injury Notes: Robert, Grandal, Rogers, Archer

Trea Turner Discusses Lack Of Extension Talks With Nationals

GET TONE AND FIT FASTER TIPS OF THE DAY The Biggest Trade Deadline Trade Saw Max Scherzer and Trea turner sent to the Dodgers in exchange for four prospects, officially marking the end of an era for the Nationals. Due to a positive COVID-19 test and subsequent quarantine, Turner only made his Dodgers debut yesterday and officially met with the media (including the Washington Post’s Jesse Dougherty) when ‘today, and the shortstop shared some details about the end of his stay in DC For starters, Turner confirmed reports that the Nats had not made him a new extension offer since… Read More »Trea Turner Discusses Lack Of Extension Talks With Nationals

Taylor Rogers’ Season In Jeopardy Due To Finger Injury

GET TONE AND FIT FASTER TIPS OF THE DAY TODAY: Rogers chose the non-surgical option of resting and rehabilitating his finger, Baldelli said MLB.com Do-Hyoung Park and other journalists. There are no details yet on Rogers’ recovery schedule. JULY 31: Taylor rogers hopes to avoid end-of-season surgery following his recent finger injury, twins director Rocco baldelli said Phil Miller of the Minneapolis Star Tribune and other reporters. Baldelli initially thought that Rogers’ injury would indeed keep the southpaw out of action for the remainder of the 2021 season, although Rogers received a second opinion that could allow him to heal… Read More »Taylor Rogers’ Season In Jeopardy Due To Finger Injury

Injury Notes: d’Arnaud, Ynoa, Flaherty, Mikolas, Sims, Antone, Senzel

GET TONE AND FIT FASTER TIPS OF THE DAY the Brave plan to activate Travis d’Arnaud off the 60-day injured list this week, possibly Tuesday when the team kicks off a series with the Reds. Manager Brian Snitker told reporters (including Gabriel Burns of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution) that Arnaud is set to catch all nine innings of a minor league rehab game tomorrow, which is a final step in his recovery from a surgery to repair a ligament in the thumb. Winner of the Silver Slugger in 2020, Arnaud has not played since May 1 of this season, which contributes… Read More »Injury Notes: d’Arnaud, Ynoa, Flaherty, Mikolas, Sims, Antone, Senzel

Giants Sign Tyler Chatwood, Matt Shoemaker To Minors Contracts

GET TONE AND FIT FASTER TIPS OF THE DAY The Giants signed righties Tyler Chatwood and Matt shoemaker minor league contracts. The official MLB.com transactions page was the first to report the Chatwood deal, while the Shoemaker news actually came from Evan longoria, who mentioned that Shoemaker joined Team Triple-A in an interview with Sean Cunningham of KXTV Sacramento. Both pitchers were released over the past week, with the Blue Jays dropping Chatwood and the Twins parting ways with Shoemaker. Chatwood signed a one-year, $ 3 million free agent contract with Toronto in the last offseason, and initially was a… Read More »Giants Sign Tyler Chatwood, Matt Shoemaker To Minors Contracts

Red Sox Sign Jose De Leon To Minors Contract

GET TONE AND FIT FASTER TIPS OF THE DAY The Red Sox signed right-hander José De Leon to a minor league deal earlier this week, as the right-hander announced himself on his Twitter feed. De Leon was nominated for an assignment and then released by the Reds two weeks ago. Darren Wolfson of SKOR North tweets that the Pirates and Blue Jays have also shown interest in De Leon’s services, and it’s no surprise that several teams have considered taking a leaflet on the right-hander given his past status as one of the game’s top prospects. Unfortunately for De Leon,… Read More »Red Sox Sign Jose De Leon To Minors Contract

Tigers Extend Jonathan Schoop – MLB Trade Rumors

GET TONE AND FIT FASTER TIPS OF THE DAY The Tigers have announced that the infielder Jonathan schoop signed a two-year contract extension. Schoop was due to arrive in free agency this winter, but will now stay in Motor City until the 2023 season. Jon Heyman of the MLB Network (Twitter link) reports that Schoop will earn $ 15 million over the two-year contract, and the infielder may opt out of the deal after the 2022 season. Schoop will earn $ 7.5 million in each of those two seasons , according to Chris McCosky of The Detroit News. Schoop is… Read More »Tigers Extend Jonathan Schoop – MLB Trade Rumors

Blue Jays Place Tim Mayza On 10-Day Injured List, Option Ryan Borucki

GET TONE AND FIT FASTER TIPS OF THE DAY The Blue Jays placed left-handed Tim mayza on the list of injured with inflammation of the left elbow optional Ryan borucki to Triple-A. Patrick murphy and Kirby snead were called back to take their seats, according to Sportsnet’s Shi Davidi (via Twitter). Athletic’s Kaitlyn McGrath notes the somewhat astonishing fact that every member of the Jays’ opening day pitching staff has been picked, released or placed on the injured list at some point this season. Despite no pitcher who has been efficient and healthy all season, the Jays are now only… Read More »Blue Jays Place Tim Mayza On 10-Day Injured List, Option Ryan Borucki

Soto Expects To Go “Year By Year” With Nationals

GET TONE AND FIT FASTER TIPS OF THE DAY On their way to back-to-back losing seasons for the first time since 2010-11, the Nationals have for the first time in a long time turned their attention to the future. If they are able to successfully pull off a ‘reshuffle’ – thus avoiding the dreaded ‘rebuild’ – this will likely be fueled by the rapid development of a stable of young players who understand Victor robles, Luis Garcia, Carter Kieboom, Keibert Ruiz, Cade Cavalli and Josias Gray. In trading veterans at the deadline, the Nationals have targeted more advanced prospects like… Read More »Soto Expects To Go “Year By Year” With Nationals

COVID Notes: Brewers, Diamondbacks, Protocols

GET TONE AND FIT FASTER TIPS OF THE DAY The latest news on COVID-19 around the league: the Brewers have been faced with the virus spreading throughout the club in recent days, and another pair of players have tested positive. Entrance Adrien houser and reliever Jandel Gustave tested positive and were placed on COVID IL, director Craig Counsell told reporters (including Todd Rosiak of Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel). they join Josh hader, Strickland Hunter, Eric Lauer, Jake cousins, Keston Hiura and Christian Yelich on the COVID list. Yelich was cleared to return to the club today, but Milwaukee has chosen not to… Read More »COVID Notes: Brewers, Diamondbacks, Protocols

OTD: Cubs’ rookie Kerry Wood collects 20 strikeouts

GET TONE AND FIT FASTER TIPS OF THE DAY Talk about a way to make a girl feel old (Thanks Cubbies!). It’s been 21 years today since Chicago Cubs rookie Kerry Wood faced the Houston Astros and tied an MLB record held by Roger Clemens, becoming the second pitcher to record 20 strikeouts in nine. sleeves. Want to watch every strikeout made by the pitcher nicknamed “Kid K” after that performance on just his fifth start in the Big League? You can thank the Cubs for putting together this little Kerry Wood reel to bring back fond memories to those… Read More »OTD: Cubs’ rookie Kerry Wood collects 20 strikeouts

Winter caravans roll on

GET TONE AND FIT FASTER TIPS OF THE DAY Members of the Rockies meet with elementary school students. (Photo from Rockies Photo Blog) Rockies Photo Blog recordings from the road with footage from Day 4 of Rockies Caravan: #RockiesCaravan: Day 4 The Mariners have invited 22 players to spring training and From the corner of Edgar and Dave has the full summary: Sailors issue 22 invitations to Major League spring training Initiated to the Phillies takes a humorous look at the crystal ball (base): An ironic look at baseball in 2069. The Dodgers gave back to local groups last year,… Read More »Winter caravans roll on

Ramon Laureano Suspended Eighty Games After Positive PED Test

GET TONE AND FIT FASTER TIPS OF THE DAY Major League Baseball announced this afternoon that the track and field outfielder Ramon laureano was suspended for eighty games without pay after testing positive for nandrolone, a banned performance enhancing substance. He will miss the rest of the season. The As’s still have 53 games to play in 2021, so Laureano’s suspension will also continue for the first 27 games of the 2022 campaign – minus any 2021 playoff games Oakland is in, which are understood as games served for suspension purposes. Laureano posted a declaration via the MLB Players Association:… Read More »Ramon Laureano Suspended Eighty Games After Positive PED Test

With the MLB season ending, let’s catch up with the West Coast teams

GET TONE AND FIT FASTER TIPS OF THE DAY It’s time for a quick catch-up game with the West Coast teams still standing in 2019 My last post was back in May, so even I neglected the Western teams (unless you follow this blog on Twitter – then you would know that I at least managed to keep up with the news and the scores during the 2019 season). I’ve had some inspirational moments throughout the season that felt strong to me, but whether fleeting or my motivation to write fades, I suddenly find myself watching teams sprint down the… Read More »With the MLB season ending, let’s catch up with the West Coast teams

Meet the 2018 Red Sox rookie class | by MLB.com/blogs

GET TONE AND FIT FASTER TIPS OF THE DAY Members of the 2018 Class of the Red Sox Rookie Development Program (Photo by Fenway Frames) Fenway Frames had to take a group photo of participants in the 2018 Boston Red Sox Rookie Development Program: Cultivating local talent is a key goal of Dodgers President and CEO Stan Kasten writes Dodger Insider: From the corner of Edgar and Dave highlights the recently released Sailors Spring Training broadcast schedule: Versatile Howie Kendrick will be back with the Nationals in 2018, and Curly W Live has details on the case: Rockies Photo Blog… Read More »Meet the 2018 Red Sox rookie class | by MLB.com/blogs

Reds Activate Mike Moustakas From Injured List

GET TONE AND FIT FASTER TIPS OF THE DAY The Reds reinstated the third goal Mike Moustakas from the 60-day casualty list this afternoon. He’s in the lineup tonight against the Pirates, hitting fifth base and starting at third. Utility Mike Freeman was optioned to Triple-A Louisville to remove an active roster spot. To create a 40-player space, Cincinnati transferred the reliever Michel Feliz from the list of wounded from 10 days to that of 60 days. It’s a welcome time for Cincinnati to reclaim Moustakas, as they come into play today after closing the gap on the Padres to… Read More »Reds Activate Mike Moustakas From Injured List

A’s to start Sean Manaea in AL Wild Card Game, but is he the best choice?

GET TONE AND FIT FASTER TIPS OF THE DAY The story of two accomplished beginners The Oakland A’s had two equally strong contenders to choose from when choosing a starting pitcher for Wednesday night’s AL Wild Card Game. Both are known for their often extreme hair (or facial hair) styles, both have thrown career hits and both have started well this season. Neither pitcher has any actual playoff experience. As the nine-year MLB veteran Mike Proud went four months of the season without a loss, he was a bit fragile in the weeks that followed. Twenty-seven years Sean manaea on… Read More »A’s to start Sean Manaea in AL Wild Card Game, but is he the best choice?

How A Can of Marking Paint Can Help Hitters Hit Better

GET TONE AND FIT FASTER TIPS OF THE DAY There is no shortage of companies that make a variety of devices to help hitters hit better. Some are worth the money, others can be well-meaning but damaging, and still others can be just another ploy to part you with your money. One thing I have found to be both useful and affordable, however, is a $ 5 to $ 7 box of plain old white paint. (You might even be able to find it for less.) Here’s how I made this amazing discovery. I was working with a few varsity… Read More »How A Can of Marking Paint Can Help Hitters Hit Better

Splash Hits welcomes Longoria to SF

GET TONE AND FIT FASTER TIPS OF THE DAY Evan Longoria was traded in late December under a five-player deal. (AP Photo / Marcio José Sanchez) New San Francisco giant Evan Longoria appeared at a press conference on Friday, and Sparkles was here: #HelloLongo Major League Bastian has quotes from Francisco Lindor on his state of mind heading into the 2018 season: “I want to get back to it. I want to start playing October baseball again. This week is dedicated to fans of the Dodger organization, and Dodger Insider see what’s going on: Video: Preview of Next Week’s FanFest… Read More »Splash Hits welcomes Longoria to SF

Yankees Nearly Traded Luke Voit Before Deadline

GET TONE AND FIT FASTER TIPS OF THE DAY The Yankees came very close to negotiating Luke Sees before last week’s trade deadline, reports SNY’s Andy Martino. The Yankees discussed three potential deals involving Voit, according to the report, one of which collapsed just before the deadline when the trading partner in question withdrew from the exchange. In the absence of exchanges, Voit’s role over the Yankees has become rather surprisingly unclear. Despite the fact that the 30-year-old slugger paced the Majors with 22 homers last summer and has generally been a well above average hitter since arriving on the… Read More »Yankees Nearly Traded Luke Voit Before Deadline

Contract Extension for Semien vital to A’s future success

GET TONE AND FIT FASTER TIPS OF THE DAY Contract extension for Semien is a necessity for Oakland Athletics Oakland A’s should be able to find the cash to give a shortstop Marcus Semien the contract extension he wishes. For him, this isn’t about a $ 300 million touchdown (or its relative worth equivalent to nationally known names like Manny Machado and Bryce harper). The East Bay native and longest-serving member of the squad would prefer to stay in the Bay Area, with the A’s and with his current teammates. The team and owner John Fisher shouldn’t have to dig… Read More »Contract Extension for Semien vital to A’s future success

Loyalty Is a Two-Way Street

GET TONE AND FIT FASTER TIPS OF THE DAY This is the time of year when the rubber begins to hit the road in a travel ball. All the test promises, all the good intentions and all the talk about ‘we’re here for the girls’ are starting to be tested as the games get real and the outcome of the season hangs in the balance. The result is that some players / families start to be disappointed with their position on the team and start to think that they could be better served elsewhere. They may or may not be… Read More »Loyalty Is a Two-Way Street

Hoffman among many 2018 Hall stories

GET TONE AND FIT FASTER TIPS OF THE DAY Trevor Hoffman is looking to get Cooperstown’s appeal on his third attempt. (AP Photo / Gregory Bull) Brother Wire feels good for Trevor Hoffman’s Hall of Fame chances, while Radio rays and Baseball with Matt share their hypothetical ballots: Third Time Should Be Trevor Hoffman and Hall of Fame Charm A young Indian fan had a memorable experience at last weekend’s Tribe Fest, as TribuVibe Explain : Luke’s Special Tribe Fest with the Cleveland Indians Dodger Insider the recordings of the team’s community tour: Anniversary logo unveiled, photos of animals Puig… Read More »Hoffman among many 2018 Hall stories

Indians Agree To Extend Lease At Progressive Field Through 2036

GET TONE AND FIT FASTER TIPS OF THE DAY The Indians announced Thursday that they have reached an agreement with the city of Cleveland, Cuyahoga County and the State of Ohio on a “collaboration for the future preservation and enhancement of Progressive Field.“The agreement will include improvements to the facilities for the stadium itself and, more specifically, extending the team’s lease at the baseball stadium for”at least 15 years until 2036.“The deal also comes with”the potential for another 10 years until 2046.City and county councils have yet to approve the project in the coming months, but it doesn’t look like… Read More »Indians Agree To Extend Lease At Progressive Field Through 2036

Mookie Betts counters Red Sox offer with absurd number

GET TONE AND FIT FASTER TIPS OF THE DAY Interestingly, I had a conversation about roughly $ 300 million baseball contracts last night. Yet I had no idea that I would wake up to find Mookie Betts expects $ 420 million over 12 years. So it was a coincidence to see this on Twitter this morning regarding Mookie Betts and the Boston Red Sox. .@LouMerloni say it #Redsox offered Mookie Betts a 10-year, $ 300 million contract during the 2019 offseason. Mookie countered with 12-year-old, $ 420 million Lou says Mookie and Sox have lost $ 100 million or more… Read More »Mookie Betts counters Red Sox offer with absurd number

Little Sisters Are Natural Choices for Catchers

GET TONE AND FIT FASTER TIPS OF THE DAY While it’s the pitchers who tend to get all the fame and adulation, there’s no denying that behind (or technically in front) every great pitcher is a great receiving receiver. Capture is hard work. Unlike other players, who spend most of their time standing, receivers spend a good chunk of every game contorted in a squat that gives them mobility while still allowing the referee to see the bottom of the strike zone. The receivers are also carrying all of this gear, which not only adds weight but adds warmth –… Read More »Little Sisters Are Natural Choices for Catchers

Quartet headed to Cooperstown

GET TONE AND FIT FASTER TIPS OF THE DAY The 2018 Baseball Hall of Fame class gathered for a press conference in New York City. (AP Photo / Frank Franklin II) Jim Thome joined Vladimir Guerrero, Trevor Hoffman, Chipper Jones to be elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame this week, and TribuVibe pays homage to the legend of the Indians: Jim Thome named to National Baseball Hall of Fame Ben Biz’s blog looks back on the minor league careers of the four players who would become Hall of Famers: New Hall of Fame; Former minor league teams gone missing… Read More »Quartet headed to Cooperstown

Athletics Sign Khris Davis – MLB Trade Rumors

GET TONE AND FIT FASTER TIPS OF THE DAY It’s reunion season in Oakland. The A’s announced Wednesday they have signed a designated outfielder / hitter Khris davis to a minor league contract and assigned it to their branch in the Arizona Complex League. Davis, of course, was a mainstay of track and field training from 2016-2020, recording a campaign trio of 40 home runs as the team’s designated main hitter along the way. Rather, Davis has posted a remarkable .247 batting average in four straight seasons with the As, complementing that with healthy walk rates and top-of-the-line power. Davis… Read More »Athletics Sign Khris Davis – MLB Trade Rumors

Urgency to win makes Dusty Baker & Astros a good match

GET TONE AND FIT FASTER TIPS OF THE DAY The Astros have chosen a new manager. Dust Baker is coming out of retirement to bring stability and experience to a disgraced team. On Thursday, the Houston Astros introduced their new manager, Dusty Baker, whom they signed on to a one-year contract with a club option for 2021. Baker will be a stabilizing force for the team and the two are doing a good job. match. Welcome to Houston, Dusty 🤘 pic.twitter.com/PjUUj02jYp – Houston Astros (@astros) January 29, 2020 The Astros scandal, mainly surrounding the 2017 season and their World Series… Read More »Urgency to win makes Dusty Baker & Astros a good match

To Improve Your Hitting Think Like a Predator

GET TONE AND FIT FASTER TIPS OF THE DAY Photo by Alexas Fotos on Pexels.com One of the things that probably holds back more hitters than anything is having a provisional approach to the plate. They stand nervously in the batter’s box, moving from foot to foot, the lethal grip on the stick as they wait for the next pitch. Then he comes in and they wait until they can’t wait any longer, and then finally beats the ball as he rushes past them. It’s not that they don’t know how to hit, or that they haven’t practiced the physical… Read More »To Improve Your Hitting Think Like a Predator

Fan Fests roll on as Spring Training nears

GET TONE AND FIT FASTER TIPS OF THE DAY Enrique Hernandez takes a selfie with the Dodgers FanFest crowd. (Jon SooHoo / Los Angeles Dodgers) A record crowd turned out for Dodgers FanFest this weekend, and Dodger Insider recaps the event: FanFest brings together a record crowd Sparkles contains important information for fans attending the upcoming #SFGFest 2018: 8 things every #SFGiants fan should know for #SFGFest 2018: The Padres have talents that are highly valued in the ranking of new prospects, and Brother son go through the list: Tatis Jr. tops Bountiful Padres in 3 lead rankings Joe posnanski… Read More »Fan Fests roll on as Spring Training nears

Brewers’ John Axford Out For Season With Elbow Injury

GET TONE AND FIT FASTER TIPS OF THE DAY Brewers lifter John axford will miss the remainder of the season after sustaining significant structural damage to his throwing elbow, manager Craig Counsell told reporters (including Adam McCalvy of MLB.com). The veteran right-hander is evaluating his treatment options, Counsell said. It’s a disappointing blow for a pitcher who just made his comeback on Monday after a three-year absence. The 38-year-old posted one out against the Pirates, allowing two runs on two hits and one walk in what will be his only appearance of the year. Prior to that, he had pitched… Read More »Brewers’ John Axford Out For Season With Elbow Injury

Update: Tuesday’s blockbuster trade may not come to be

GET TONE AND FIT FASTER TIPS OF THE DAY Update February 6, 2020: blockbuster trade hits an issue The successful business of Mookie betts and David Price at the Los Angeles Dodgers seemed anything but a done deal Tuesday night. However, the health of the Minnesota Twins’ contribution in the three-team trade, Brusdar Graterol, came into question. The Red Sox are said to be trying to reconfigure the part of Betts’ 3-team deal with the Twins (i.e. more than Graterol). While there is still hope that the mega deal will be done in some form or another, some people involved… Read More »Update: Tuesday’s blockbuster trade may not come to be

You Won the Genetic Lottery. Now What?

GET TONE AND FIT FASTER TIPS OF THE DAY Most of the time, my blog posts are more geared towards gamers (and their parents) who, shall we say, don’t have the greatest athletic gifts. Not to mention the coaches who try to make their teams competitive through hard work. Today, however, I’m going to reverse that concept. This one is for players who have won the genetic lottery. You know those. They are naturally bigger, stronger, faster, with better eyesight, better hand-eye coordination, faster twitching muscles and other attributes that most of us (or our kids / gamers) would like.… Read More »You Won the Genetic Lottery. Now What?

Fans living the dream at fantasy camps

GET TONE AND FIT FASTER TIPS OF THE DAY Rockies Fantasy Camp is taking place this week in Scottsdale. (Photo from Rockies Photo Blog) Rockies Photo Blog shared a gallery of stunning images from the first day of Rockies Fantasy Camp: ROCKIES FANTASY CAMP 2018: DAY 1 Dan Altavilla joined Mariners Caravan and From the corner of Edgar and Dave spoke with the Mariners reliever: Catching up on the caravan: Dan Altavilla Radio rays Continues its series of depth charts with an overview of the team’s outfield situations in 2018: Ray Depth Table for 2018: Outfield Want to learn more… Read More »Fans living the dream at fantasy camps

Dodgers To Sign Cole Hamels

GET TONE AND FIT FASTER TIPS OF THE DAY 10:32 am: The Dodgers have a deal with Hamels, tweets Mike DiGiovanna of the LA Times. He will first head to the team’s spring training complex in Arizona to continue building his arm strength. 9:00 am: Dodgers set to close deal with free southpaw Cole hamels, reports Jon Heyman of MLB Network (via Twitter). Hamels, 37, recently hosted a busy club showcase and will offer the Dodgers another option in the rotation once he’s ready for the game. Hamels is represented by JBA Sports. Hamels’ 2020 season with the Braves was… Read More »Dodgers To Sign Cole Hamels

Astros have chosen their new GM in Rays’ James Click

GET TONE AND FIT FASTER TIPS OF THE DAY The Houston Astros have chosen James Click as their new general manager. The Houston Astros, who have no GM since the commissioner’s office released a nine-page investigative report documenting the sign-stealing scandal that helped the team win their first-ever World title Series at the expense of the Los Angeles Dodgers in 2017. The revelations led to the immediate sacking of team manager AJ Hinch and general manager Jeff Luhnow. It was announced Monday that James Click will be the man to fill the void in the front office, becoming Houston’s 13th… Read More »Astros have chosen their new GM in Rays’ James Click

The Back Leg Can Be a Propeller – or an Anchor

GET TONE AND FIT FASTER TIPS OF THE DAY As I write this, we are in the middle of summer vacation here in the United States. All over America, families are getting ready, no matter where they live, and traveling through a region, state, time zone, etc., in search of a little rest. Even softball families are in this process. Some have already finished their seasons, while others take a little vacation before or after tournaments. For me, when I think of vacations, I remember taking my family to a lake for some serious downtime. Originally this meant the woods… Read More »The Back Leg Can Be a Propeller – or an Anchor

Truck Day a welcome spring precursor

GET TONE AND FIT FASTER TIPS OF THE DAY The equipment truck prepares to leave Progressive Field for Arizona. (Photo by TribuVibe) Thursday was Truck Day in Cleveland, like TribuVibe gives an account of a fascinating rite of the end of winter: Tribe Truck Day 2018 Cait covers the basics shares details on the return of the Brewers Arctic Tailgate later this month: ARCTIC HATCH BACK ON SATURDAY FEBRUARY 17 AT MILLER PARK Promising youngster Julio Urias still has plenty of time to make an impact, writes Dodger Insider: Time is on the side of Julio Urías Better red put… Read More »Truck Day a welcome spring precursor

AL East Notes: Eshelman, Barnes, Darwinzon,

GET TONE AND FIT FASTER TIPS OF THE DAY The Orioles have announced that Thomas eshelman authorized waivers and accepted an assignment at Triple-A. The right-hander has been nominated for an assignment on Sunday. In 21 1/3 innings this year, he’s struggled powerfully, with an 8.02 ERA, along with strikeout and walk rates of 6.9% and 9.8%. Elsewhere in eastern LA … Matt barnes was placed on COVID-IL earlier today because he was exhibiting certain symptoms but had not tested positive. After the game, Chris Cotillo from MassLive.com reported that Barnes then tested negative and could be reactivated tomorrow. It… Read More »AL East Notes: Eshelman, Barnes, Darwinzon,

Former Yankee Greg Bird signs minors deal with Rangers

GET TONE AND FIT FASTER TIPS OF THE DAY Often injured former New York Yankee signs minor league deal with Rangers Former New York Yankees first baseman Greg Bird signed a minor league contract that includes an invitation to spring major league training with the Texas Rangers. After being drafted by the Yankees out of high school in the 5th round of the 2011 MLB Amateur Draft, Bird appeared on the major league stage in 2015 to replace the injured. Marc Teixeira. Bird got off to a promising start with 11 home runs and 36 races in just 46 games… Read More »Former Yankee Greg Bird signs minors deal with Rangers

What to Watch for In the Olympic Softball Games

GET TONE AND FIT FASTER TIPS OF THE DAY As you may have heard as a fastball fanatic, our sport is back at the Olympics for the first time since 2008! It’s a rare time to watch the best players in the world compete against each other on a huge stage with the presentation budget of a big network production. It is also the last time for the next eight years as the sport is not included in the Paris 2024 Olympics. It is expected to return in 2028 and 2032 when the games return to the United States and… Read More »What to Watch for In the Olympic Softball Games

Florida, Arizona gear up for Spring Training

GET TONE AND FIT FASTER TIPS OF THE DAY Clearwater will host the Phillies to Sprint Training on February 14. (Photo Phillies Insider) Initiated to the Phillies has the first spring training report from longtime Phils fan Steve Potter in Clearwater: Clearwater Report The Red Sox truck left Fenway for Fort Myers this week, and Fenway Frames was here: The truck leaves for Fenway South RaysRadio discusses the club’s celebration of its 20th anniversary: Rays Presents 20th Anniversary Campaign, Including New Logo, Alternate Shirt and Caps Here’s a positional look at the Mariners’ pre-spring infield training, courtesy of From the… Read More »Florida, Arizona gear up for Spring Training

Phillies Release Brandon Kintzler – MLB Trade Rumors

GET TONE AND FIT FASTER TIPS OF THE DAY The Phillies released a reliever Brandon kintzler, according to the MLB.com transaction tracker. This was the expected result after the veteran right-hander was nominated for an assignment over the weekend. Kintzler has well over five years of MLB service, so he would have had the right to reject an outright assignment in favor of free agency while keeping the rest of his salary. With that in mind, the Phils obviously decided to place him on release waivers. Once he clears, Kintzler will be free to sign anywhere he chooses. Kintzler was… Read More »Phillies Release Brandon Kintzler – MLB Trade Rumors

Name the five MLB teams with the most postseason appearances since ’00

GET TONE AND FIT FASTER TIPS OF THE DAY Which MLB teams have made the most playoff appearances since 2000? The cardinals of Saint-Louis. | Danny Karnik / AP Photo. It was a question I began to think about as the second decade of this new century approached. I had already done research out of curiosity. Now that it’s 2020. After looking at the full roster, I decided to document the teams that have made the most playoff appearances over the past 20 seasons, right here on Baseball Bliss. Today we find ourselves in the unfortunate circumstance where the appearance… Read More »Name the five MLB teams with the most postseason appearances since ’00

A Few Post-Olympic Thoughts | Life in the Fastpitch Lane

GET TONE AND FIT FASTER TIPS OF THE DAY Photo by Anthony on Pexels.com Last week I wrote about some things to watch out for as fastpitch softball returned to the Olympic stage. If you haven’t read it already, you can follow the link above and take a look as it is both insightful and brilliant. Or at least marginally interesting. Now that the tournament is over I thought it would be a good idea to see what we could take away from what really happened while it was going on. There are certainly lessons to be learned. SPOIL ALERT:… Read More »A Few Post-Olympic Thoughts | Life in the Fastpitch Lane

Spring in full swing in Arizona, Florida

GET TONE AND FIT FASTER TIPS OF THE DAY Twins Pics presents the photograph of team photographer Brace Hemmelgarn. (Photo of photos of twins) Warm up with these sunny spring training photos from Fort Myers, courtesy of Twins Pictures: Spring training – February 25, 2018, Rays in the twins From the corner of Edgar and Dave Checks in with an update from the team’s camp in Arizona: Spring Sailor Training – Day 11 Longtime Phillies fan Steve Potter posted another Clearwater dispatch to Initiated to the Phillies: Clearwater Report, Day 12 Ray tank top shared a gallery of images from… Read More »Spring in full swing in Arizona, Florida

Rays Select Dietrich Enns – MLB Trade Rumors

GET TONE AND FIT FASTER TIPS OF THE DAY The Rays have announced they have selected the left-hander contract Dietrich Enns. right handed Chris Mazza was chosen for Triple-A Durham to open an active list space, while his right-handed colleague Ryan thompson was moved from the 10-day casualty list to the 60-day casualty list to clear a place on the 40-man list. Tampa Bay pulled Enns off independent last August, and he’s now in line to make his team debut just under a year later. The 30-year-old has two career big-league appearances to his name, both with the 2017 Twins.… Read More »Rays Select Dietrich Enns – MLB Trade Rumors

Zack Britton, Tim Cate, and Alex Scherff on How They Learned and Developed Their Breaking Balls

The Learn and Develop a Pitch series returned last month after being discontinued due to the pandemic. Each week we will hear from three launchers talking about a remarkable weapon in their arsenal. Today’s episode focuses on breaking balls and stars a big league reliever, Zack Britton, and a pair of prospects, Tim Cate and Alex Scherff. ——— Zack Britton, New York Yankees “Originally, I learned [my slider] in the minors, a little at the same time as I was learning lead. They taught me a sliding handle, more like a four-seam handle, a kind of horseshoe hook. It was… Read More »Zack Britton, Tim Cate, and Alex Scherff on How They Learned and Developed Their Breaking Balls

Pirates Place Chad Kuhl On Covid List, Select Shea Spitzbarth

The Pirates announced on Monday that they had placed the right-hander Chad Kuhl on the list of injured people linked to Covid-19 and selected the right-handed contract Shea Spitzbarth in a corresponding movement. Kuhl, 28, has tested positive for Covid-19, according to the Pirates, so he will be sidelined for at least 10 days under this year’s health and safety protocols. The right-hander has been a useful rear starter for the Bucs, with a 4.43 ERA in 67 innings this year. However, he also averaged less than five innings per outing while posting lower-than-normal strikeouts and goalscoring percentages (20.1% and… Read More »Pirates Place Chad Kuhl On Covid List, Select Shea Spitzbarth

Diamondbacks Claim Sean Poppen – MLB Trade Rumors

The D-backs announced on Monday that they had claimed the right Sean Poppen excluding exceptions from the Rays. Right handed Stefan Crichton, who had been with the club as a replacement for Covid-19, was fired at Triple-A Reno in a matching roster move. Because Crichton had been selected on the roster as a replacement player, he did not need to be subjected to an outright waiver to be fired at Reno. Poppen, 27, has seen brief action in the big leagues in each of the past three seasons, totaling 21 1/3 innings between the Twins, Pirates and Rays. He’s only… Read More »Diamondbacks Claim Sean Poppen – MLB Trade Rumors

Angels Promote Jo Adell, Chris Rodriguez

The Angels recalled the outfield prospect Jo adell and right handed Chris Rodriguez of Triple-A Salt Lake, according to a club announcement. Rodriguez, who was in the bullpen earlier this season, will make his first MLB start tonight against the Rangers. This will be the second call to the Majors for Adell, 22, who struggles powerfully in his first go-around last summer. At the time, Adell had only 27 AAA games under his belt when he made the jump to the big leagues. He would have gained more experience there if possible, but the cancellation of the 2020 minor league… Read More »Angels Promote Jo Adell, Chris Rodriguez

A’s Re-Sign Domingo Acevedo – MLB Trade Rumors

Athletics announced on Monday that the right-hander Domingo Acevedo, who had been nominated for an assignment on Saturday, authorized release waivers and re-signed an agreement with the minor leagues to return to the organization. Acevedo made his big-league debut with the As earlier this season, allowing three runs in three innings before being designated for an assignment. That DFA was largely a numbers game, as Oakland needed to free up space for on-time acquisitions Yan gomes and Josh harrison. Based on Acevedo’s success in an exceptionally hitter-friendly Triple-A setting, it’s no surprise the A’s wanted to bring him back quickly.… Read More »A’s Re-Sign Domingo Acevedo – MLB Trade Rumors

Gerrit Cole Tests Positive For Covid-19

Ace of the Yankees Gerrit Cole was due to start tomorrow’s game against the Orioles but won’t take the mound after testing positive for Covid-19, manager Aaron Boone told reporters tonight (Twitter link via Tyler Kepner of the New York Times). Cole will likely be placed on the Covid-19 injured list and, as a player who tested positive, will be subject to a quarantine period of at least 10 days, as stipulated in Major League health and safety protocols. Baseball for the 2021 season. Boone added that “so far” Cole is the only new positive on the Yankees roster. Nestor… Read More »Gerrit Cole Tests Positive For Covid-19

Joey Votto’s Gotten His Groove Back

As the rest of the baseball industry focused on the wave of rumors and trading leading up to Friday afternoon’s deadline, Joey Votto was crushing like never before. From Saturday, July 24 to Friday, July 30, the Reds first baseman not only scored seven straight games, he doubled back-to-back games on July 27 and 28 against the Cubs. With a chance to tie the major league record for back-to-back games with a home run on Saturday against the Mets at Citi Field, Votto only managed one check and a pair of routine balls against starter Rich Hill. . He had… Read More »Joey Votto’s Gotten His Groove Back

Ben Clemens FanGraphs Chat – 8/2/21

2:02 Ben Clemens: Hey everyone, welcome to the chat. 2:02 Ben Clemens: Friday was a madhouse, but I took it easy this weekend, got some IV fluids (not actually, though it might have been nice, I have a nasty cold), and I’m ready to go 2:02 Trevor Story: W.T. #@&$%! F?  Really? 2:03 Ben Clemens: Yeah, I don’t think it’s inconceivable that the Rockies really didn’t like the returns enough to move Story 2:03 Ben Clemens: That’s fine if true 2:03 Ben Clemens: But if they were asking for a top 50 dude while not telling Story “hey look our ask… Read More »Ben Clemens FanGraphs Chat – 8/2/21