The Oakland Athletics announced on Tuesday they will begin exploring relocation options after receiving the go-ahead from Major League Baseball. The A's declaration is likely designed to scare the local government into approving their plans for a new waterfront ballpark at the Howard Terminal site. While the team's proposal includes a privately financed stadium, it also requires an $855 million commitment from the city to invest in and improve infrastructure, per ESPN's Jeff Passan.
Jarred Kelenic is going to be called up Thursday by Seattle to make his debut at home against Cleveland.
The Padres announced that they have placed shortstop Fernando Tatis Jr. and utilitymen Jurickson Profar and Jorge Mateo on the injured list because of Major League Baseball’s health and safety protocols. They’ll decide on corresponding moves before their game against the Rockies on Tuesday.
On Monday's episode of "Nothing Personal with David Samson," David Samson discussed what is going on with the Los Angeles Dodgers and pitcher Trevor Bauer's comments on the team. The defending World Series champions have been struggling as of late — they've gone 5-15 since starting the season 13-2 — and Bauer is upset because he says he joined the squad to win. Samson says that's not so.
The Houston Astros will no longer have to wear masks in the dugout to satisfy health and safety protocols, and nobody is happier about it than Dusty Baker.
It's been clear since the emergence of Mets hitting guru "Donnie Stevenson" that Stevenson didn't actually exist. And the mystery has now been solved.
Color commentator F.P. Santangelo, a former major-league infielder, has been pulled from Washington Nationals broadcasts following allegations of inappropriate behavior that included sexual misconduct, multiple outlets reported.
The Atlanta Braves are closing in on a deal with free agent reliever Shane Greene, reports The Athletic's Ken Rosenthal.
The Mariners announced they’re selecting the contract of reliever JT Chargois. Right-hander Ljay Newsome has been placed on the 10-day injured list with right elbow inflammation.
Michael Conforto is on pace to become a free agent this coming winter.
Max Scherzer joined some rarefied air at Yankee Stadium on Saturday by striking out at least 10 batters in a game for the 100th time in his career. He notched the milestone K by striking out Brett Gardner to end the fourth inning.
Reports of Kris Bryant’s demise have proven premature. The 2016 National League MVP is playing like, well, an MVP again here in 2021. He’s healthy, he’s adjusted to the high fastball and he boasts a fantastic .306/.391/.658 slash and entered Friday with a career-best 194 OPS+.
The Milwaukee Brewers have been decimated by injuries during the first month-plus of the 2021 MLB regular season. Even first-line backups like Manny Pina, Jace Peterson, and Daniel Robertson have gotten hurt, leaving the Brewers very thin on depth and giving meaningful playing time to the likes of Pablo Reyes and Billy McKinney. But early this afternoon the club made a move to bring in someone who should help shore things up on the infield, and in the outfield, and on the mound, and perhaps even behind the plate, reuniting with old friend Hernan Perez:
Miguel Cabrera finally ended his own personal Curse of the Bambino.
The Rangers have traded catcher Drew Butera to the Angels for cash considerations, Texas announced. This will be Butera’s second tour of duty with the Angels. To make room, the Angels designated Jack Kruger for assignment, per Bill Shaikin of the L.A. Times.
Albert Pujols was released by the Los Angeles Angels on Thursday. He is unlikely to reunite with Tony La Russa and the Chicago White Sox.
Pedro Martinez seems to believe Albert Pujols got a raw deal from the Los Angeles Angels.
Veteran infielder/outfielder Hernan Perez went unclaimed on waivers following his recent DFA, the Nationals announced Thursday. Perez rejected an outright assignment to Triple-A and has instead elected free agency. He’s now eligible to sign with any club.
With the Baltimore Orioles five years into an exhaustive rebuild, John Means gave Orioles fans a reason to be hopeful. Means was almost perfect Wednesday, throwing a no-hitter during a 6-0 win against the Seattle Mariners.
Chicago White Sox manager Tony La Russa admitted he wasn't aware of a specific wrinkle in the extra-innings rule in which a runner automatically starts the inning on second base, according to James Fegan of The Athletic.
Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Trevor Bauer is making light of his surprisingly homer-prone start to the 2021 season.
The Royals turned back the clock Tuesday, announcing that they’ve agreed to terms with veteran shortstop Alcides Escobar on a minor league deal. Escobar, the Royals’ everyday shortstop for their 2014-15 World Series teams, will head to Triple-A Omaha to begin the season.
On Monday, the Los Angeles Dodgers announced Dustin May will undergo Tommy John surgery on his right elbow and be sidelined until the second half of the 2022 season. That was terrible news for the franchise as it was positioning May to be a future front-of-the-rotation guy. But the Dodgers aren't alone in their tale of woe. Pitchers all across Major League Baseball are winding up in the injured list at an alarming rate to start the season.
The Chicago White Sox signed free agent outfielder Brian Goodwin to a minor league deal on Tuesday in a move to help bolster the team’s decimated outfield.
The Milwaukee Brewers optioned slumping infielder Keston Hiura, the club announcedMonday.