Oakland Athletics relocation: Five potential landing spots, including Las Vegas and Portland, if A’s move

CBS Sports

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.

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The only way Mets can salvage destructive Jarred Kelenic trade

New York Post

Jarred Kelenic is going to be called up Thursday by Seattle to make his debut at home against Cleveland.

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Padres Place Fernando Tatis Jr. Tests Positive For Covid-19

MLB Trade Rumors

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.

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David Samson: Why Trevor Bauer’s comments won’t help the Dodgers

CBS Sports

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.

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Dusty Baker has hilarious reaction to Astros’ mask rules being lifted

Larry Brown Sports

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.

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Mets’ Donnie Stevenson mystery has been solved

SNY TV

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.

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Washington Nationals commentator off air following sexual assault allegations

Sportsnaut

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.

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Braves, reliever Shane Greene closing in on deal

TSN

The Atlanta Braves are closing in on a deal with free agent reliever Shane Greene, reports The Athletic's Ken Rosenthal.

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Mariners select reliever JT Chargois, place Ljay Newsome on injured list

MSN.com

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.

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‘No movement’ in Mets’ contract talks with Michael Conforto since Opening Day

Yardbarker

Michael Conforto is on pace to become a free agent this coming winter. 

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Max Scherzer becomes 5th pitcher to record 10-plus Ks in 100 career games

The Score

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.

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13 potential landing spots for Chicago Cub’s Kris Bryant

MLB.com

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+.

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Milwaukee Brewers sign Hernan Perez to minor league deal

Brew Crew Ball

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:

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Miguel Cabrera passes Babe Ruth on all-time hits list

MLB.com

Miguel Cabrera finally ended his own personal Curse of the Bambino.

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Angels Acquire Drew Butera From Rangers For Cash Considerations

MSN.com

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.

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White Sox shut down idea of reuniting Albert Pujols, Tony La Russa

Clutch Points

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.

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Pedro Martinez accuses Angels of ‘shameful’ treatment of Albert Pujols

Larry Brown Sports

Pedro Martinez seems to believe Albert Pujols got a raw deal from the Los Angeles Angels.

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Veteran Hernan Perez elects free agency

MSN.com

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.

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John Means throws Orioles’ 1st no-hitter since 1991

Yahoo! Sports

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.

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Tony La Russa wasn’t aware of the extra-inning rule

The Score

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.

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Trevor Bauer trolls himself with funny offer after loss to Cubs

Larry Brown Sports

Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Trevor Bauer is making light of his surprisingly homer-prone start to the 2021 season.

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Royals Sign Alcides Escobar

MLB Trade Rumors

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.

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MLB Pitchers Are Getting Injured at an Alarming Rate This Season

The Big Lead

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.

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Chicago White Sox sign outfielder Brian Goodwin

Sportsnaut

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.

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Brewers demote Keston Hiura; reinstate Christian Yelich, Lorenzo Cain

The Score

The Milwaukee Brewers optioned slumping infielder Keston Hiura, the club announcedMonday.

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