Major League Baseball
6 hours, 12 minutes ago from
Great leap forward: from Williamsport to major leagues
Three of those Little League veterans will be on hand when the Mets play the Phillies in Williamsport on Sunday night: Scott Kingery, Todd Frazier and Michael Conforto. In the 1998 Little League World Series, Frazier led Toms River, New Jersey, with his bat and his arm he was a pitcher then and his team beat Japan for the championship.
#1,091 Michael Conforto
New York Mets
7 hours, 14 minutes ago from
MLB Daily Best Bets: Back Jacob deGrom and the Mets
His favorite picks on today's slate, with current odds via William Hill, include banking on a Cy Young candidate on a poor team and a pitcher who may be undervalued by Vegas. The wheels may very well be coming off the Joe Musgrove train after a bad showing in San Francisco, and the Cubs may be in the early stages of a big late-season run with four wins in five games.
#6,795,293 Back Jacob,  
  #2,041 Joe Musgrove
Pittsburgh Pirates
9 hours, 7 minutes ago from
Longest home runs for every MLB team
The rookie Mazara raised his profile substantially with this towering drive to the upper deck at Globe Life Park, turning on and punishing an offspeed pitch from Angels starter Hector Santiago. Pittsburgh's hulking slugger decided the right-field seats at PNC Park weren't enough on the final day of the 2015 regular season, instead clearing the bleachers completely and depositing this ball into the Allegheny River.
#69,656 Melvin Upton,  
#3,015 Nomar Mazara
Texas Rangers
10 hours, 21 minutes ago from
Baseball Daily Dose: Daily Dose: Fantastic Phillie
American League Quick Hits: Eduardo Rodriguez (ankle) will begin a rehab assignment with Double-A Portland on Monday and is on track to rejoin the Red Sox rotation before the end of August. National League Quick Hits: Cubs manager Joe Maddon said Friday that he expects Kris Bryant (shoulder) to return before the end of the month The Reds bit the bullet and put Joey Votto on the 10-day disabled list with a right lower leg contusion sustained when he was hit by a pitch on August 4 Hunter Strickland (hand) is expected to be activated from the disabled list on Saturday, but with as well as Will Smith has performed in the closers role, its unlikely that Strickland returns to his ninth-inning gig, at least initiallyTyler Chatwood will start for the Cubs on Saturday in Pittsburgh in place of Mike Montgomery (shoulder)... Ryan Braun sat out Fridays game with a sore rib cage.
  #484 Adrian Beltre
Texas Rangers
10 hours ago from
Dean's HR, 1st MLB hit, a bright spot in loss
Dean was a candidate to be recalled in September, but with Martin Prado (left quad strain), Garrett Cooper (right wrist sprain) and Lewis Brinson (right hip inflammation) on the disabled list, the Marlins needed outfield and offensive help. Dean could be seeing more time in the lineup, especially after Marlins manager Don Mattingly criticized center fielder Magneuris Sierra, who is hitting .169, for his effort throwing the ball into the infield on a Bryce Harper double in the fifth inning.
  #97 Max Scherzer
Washington Nationals
7 hours, 42 minutes ago from
Zamora called, makes MLB debut; Wahl to DL
X-rays taken on the hand Thursday revealed nothing amiss after a Ranger Suarez fastball struck Nimmo on his left index finger, but the Mets sent him for an MRI to make sure the initial tests did not overlook any small fractures. Despite making headlines earlier this week due to his bat -- he recorded his first career hit and RBI during Thursday's 24-4 rout of the Phillies -- Jerry Blevins has also been one of the Mets' most valuable relievers in August.
#52,775 Peter Alonso,  
  #22,509 Bobby Wahl,
New York Mets
  #77,854 Ranger Suarez
Philadelphia Phillies
9 hours, 30 minutes ago from
Joyce steps up his baseball activities
Though Joyce has progressed to the point where he's finally feeling good with baseball activity on consecutive days, the A's don't want to push him since he's had several setbacks in his recovery, including one at the end of July that required a second epidural injection. In that span, Edwin Jackson, Trevor Cahill, Sean Manaea, Mike Fiers and Brett Anderson have combined for an 8-1 record and 1.84 ERA while yielding two or fewer runs 12 times.
#74,682 Ramon Laureano
Oakland Athletics
5 hours, 29 minutes ago from
MLB: Cleveland pitcher Trevor Bauer out four to six weeks with leg fracture
I'm sure there's plenty of people out there that are happy about the fact that they get to ignore that I'm one of the best pitchers in the league for another year, he said. But, they'll have to deal with it at some point.
  #317 Trevor Bauer
Cleveland Indians
11 hours, 14 minutes ago from
Douglas adds to baseball coaching staff
A 17round pick in the 2014 MLB Draft by the Oakland Athletics, Cheray returned to Missouri State for his senior season helping the Bears claim Missouri Valley Conference regular-season and tournament titles, while posting a 49-12 record.A graduate from Missouri State in 2015 with a degree in psychology, Cheray previous attended Seaman High School and helped the team to a 70-5 record during his first three seasons cumulating with consecutive Kansas 5A state titles.A ninth round MLB Draft pick in 2010, Topeka-area native Jordan Cooper also joined the Ichabod coaching staff. By the following season he reached the AAA ranks as a member of the Columbus Clippers and played alongside several future Major Leaguers including Francisco Lindor, Giovanni Soto, Shawn Marcum, Bruce Chen and Nick Swisher among others.
  #1,287 Nick Swisher,  
#415,861 Giovanni Soto,  
#6,795,293 Eric Cheray,  
#305,436 Bruce Chen,  
#145,927 Jordan Cooper,  
  #2,538 Major Leaguers,  
  #275 Francisco Lindor
Cleveland Indians
10 hours, 21 minutes ago from
Baseball Daily Dose: Dose: Urena Faces the Music
To preserve the bullpen, Philadelphia had two position playersScott Kingery and Roman Quinnpitch the final three innings Brandon Nimmo exited Thursdays game against the Phillies after injuring his left index finger on a third-inning groundout, though fortunately his X-rays came back negative. The Mets lefty looked rusty, allowing five hits and six runs (four earned) in just two innings of lackluster work After months of making little progress in his recovery from elbow and triceps injuries, Yu Darvish will finally take the mound for a minor league rehab start on Sunday.
  #484 Adrian Beltre
Texas Rangers