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Deadline latest: Sizing up Sox, Padres, Giants

@feinsand
14 minutes ago

It was only one year ago that the Red Sox were steamrolling their way through the American League, moving 40 games over .500 on July 23. Through 101 games this season, Boston has yet to reach the 10-over-.500 mark, leaving them scratching and clawing to stay relevant in the American

Twins turn 5-4-3 triple play against Yankees

@dohyoungpark
9 minutes ago

MINNEAPOLIS -- This series against the American League-leading Yankees could offer the Twins a chance to make another big statement on the national stage, and they got it started on a historic note, turning the 13th triple play in club history in the first inning of Monday's 8-6 win in

Amidst rocky July, could Colorado deal Blackmon?

@jonmorosi
an hour ago

The Rockies are 3-12 since the start of July. That is the National League’s worst record this month. They’ve allowed the most runs in the Majors over that span -- an alarming average of 8.1 per game. Understandably, the Rockies aren’t focused on adding short-term rentals as their Wild Card

Cole is second fastest to 200 K's in a season

@brianmctaggart
7 minutes ago

HOUSTON -- When Astros right-hander Gerrit Cole struck out the side to start Monday’s 11-1 win over the A’s at Minute Maid Park, it was only a matter of time before he reached 200 for the season. And he did it quicker than all but one other pitcher in Major

Rumors: Castellanos, Cubs, Pence, Wheeler

an hour ago

MLB.com is keeping track of all the latest free agent and trade rumors right here.

Alvarez passes Pujols with rookie RBI milestone

Phenom drives in 35th run in 30th game as Astros win sixth straight
@brianmctaggart
30 minutes ago

HOUSTON -- Astros rookie slugger Yordan Alvarez set a Major League record by driving in his 35th run in his 30th Major League game and was one of three Cuban-born players to homer for the Astros, who won their sixth game in a row with an 11-1 thrashing of the

Astros GM: Current roster can win it all

Astros still looking at starting pitching, catching depth before Deadline
@brianmctaggart
7:57 PM EDT

HOUSTON -- If the Astros are going to acquire a starting pitcher to add to front-end starters Justin Verlander, Gerrit Cole and Wade Miley, it likely won’t happen until close to the July 31 Trade Deadline, president of baseball operations and general manager Jeff Luhnow said on Monday. Luhnow said

Trade target Wheeler expected to return Friday

5:55 PM EDT

MLB.com is keeping track of all the latest news and trade rumors surrounding impending free agent Zack Wheeler right here.

Goldy's slam, Martinez's cannon lift Cards

@JakeCrouseMLB
22 minutes ago

PITTSBURGH -- Paul Goldschmidt is typically a stoic presence in success. He draws a walk and takes his base quietly. He hits a homer and trots steadily around the bases. But the Cardinals slugger couldn’t hide his excitement after breaking out of a short skid at the plate with a

Cora: Sox must win games before Deadline

@IanMBrowne
8:38 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG -- As the Red Sox opened a 14-game stretch on Monday night against exclusively the Rays and the Yankees, there was a sense of urgency due to both the standings and the calendar. One week from Wednesday is the July 31 Trade Deadline, and the defending World Series

Never shy in July: Rizzo on Nats' Deadline plans

@JamalCollier
11:11 AM EDT

ATLANTA -- Recent years have shown that general manager Mike Rizzo is not afraid to get a jump-start on the trade market to address the Nationals' biggest need before the Trade Deadline. One year ago, he acquired Kelvin Herrera from the Royals in the middle of June. In 2017, he

'Impossible to say' if MadBum will be traded

@goodforball
July 21, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO -- Giants president of baseball operations Farhan Zaidi continued to drop no hints about Madison Bumgarner's immediate future and whether the popular left-hander would remain with the club past the July 31 Trade Deadline. Zaidi indicated the Giants' overall fortunes could influence Bumgarner's status. If San Francisco remains

Injury updates: Scherzer, Wheeler, Hamels, Red Sox

10 minutes ago

Here is the latest injury news from around Major League Baseball.

Clevinger continues to roll for surging Tribe

Indians earn 8th win in past 9, remain 3 games behind division-leading Twins
22 minutes ago

TORONTO – It’s no coincidence that the Indians’ July surge has run parallel to Mike Clevinger's return to his old self, which continued on Monday night at Rogers Centre against the Blue Jays. Clevinger threw seven innings of three-run ball with seven strikeouts in the 7-3 win, and while Cleveland

Scherzer on 'pen session: 'I’m at 100 percent'

6:55 PM EDT

WASHINGTON -- All eyes were on Max Scherzer for his full bullpen session Monday afternoon, but there will be even more people watching him when he arrives at the ballpark Tuesday. How Scherzer feels the day after what he hopes is his final step in rehabbing from inflammation in the

J.D. and Benintendi find their offense vs. Rays

@IanMBrowne
10:32 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG -- As a team, the Red Sox have been an offensive force in July. But J.D. Martinez and Andrew Benintendi? Not so much. That is what made Monday’s 9-4 victory over the Rays at Tropicana Field so significant. Martinez mauled a three-run homer as part of a seven-run

Diaz homers in first AB back from injured list

Infielder missed nearly two months with hamstring strain; Armenteros optioned to Triple-A Round Rock
@brianmctaggart
7 minutes ago

HOUSTON -- Astros infielder Aledmys Díaz hit a three-run homer in the third inning of Monday's 11-1 win over the A’s at Minute Maid Park in his first at-bat since coming off the injured list. Diaz, starting at third base and batting ninth, was hit by a pitch in the

Every MLB team's 'likeliest' Hall of Famer

@williamfleitch
July 21, 2019

On Sunday, six players were inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame. Headlining this year’s class was Yankees closer Mariano Rivera, the first player to be unanimously voted in by the Baseball Writers’ Association of America. Counting Rivera, 19 players have been enshrined in Cooperstown as a Yankee. New

Giles focused on Blue Jays, not Trade Deadline

@baseballexis
7:16 PM EDT

TORONTO -- It’s been almost a year since Ken Giles was told that his time with the Astros had come to an end, and he needed to pack up his belongings and his family in Houston to head north of the border to join the Blue Jays. There is just

Where Power Rankings stand near Deadline

@alysonfooter
12:00 AM EDT

The Dodgers are running away with the National League West and they are the arguable favorites to win the NL pennant, but a wide-open Wild Card race has allowed two more teams from that division to sneak into postseason contention. One has been hanging around most of the season. The

Edwin Jackson returns to Tigers on Minors deal

Veteran right-hander back in environs of career-best 2009 season
@beckjason
12:44 PM EDT

DETROIT -- A decade after Edwin Jackson became an All-Star with the Tigers, the right-hander is back, agreeing to a Minor League contract as the team looks for pitching depth for the stretch run. Jackson will report to Triple-A Toledo. While Jackson set a record earlier this year by pitching

Jones faces revamped O's: 'Best of luck to them'

@JakeDRill
9:36 PM EDT

PHOENIX -- Adam Jones used to patrol center field nearly every game at Camden Yards, high black socks up to his knees. He'd always receive one of the loudest ovations when running down the Orioles’ orange carpet on Opening Day. He'd blow bubbles while tracking down fly balls. He'd rob