28Aug 2018
Jose Bautista

Posted on August 28, 2018, by Bryan Zarpentine The Philadelphia Phillies just can’t stop adding hitters for the stretch run. On Tuesday, they added one more, acquiring Jose Bautista from the New York Mets. Bautista figures to be primarily used off the bench. However, he still has some power, and as we all know, he […]

26Aug 2018
Oakland Athletics Sean Manaea

Posted on August 26, 2018, by Bryan Zarpentine With the Oakland Athletics moving toward a playoff birth, they have lost arguably their best starting pitcher to injury. The club placed lefty Sean Manaea on the 10-day DL on Sunday with a shoulder impingement. Even if Manaea’s time on the DL is brief, the injury comes […]

25Aug 2018
San Francisco Giants Buster Posey

Posted on August 25, 2018, by Bryan Zarpentine The 2018 season is almost over for San Francisco Giants catcher Buster Posey. The club announced Friday night that Posey will undergo season-ending surgery on his hip Monday. The surgery has a recovery time of six to eight months. That timeline casts some doubt on whether Posey […]

24Aug 2018
Milwaukee Brewers Corey Knebel

Posted on August 24, 2018, by Bryan Zarpentine In the midst of a tight playoff race, the Milwaukee Brewers aren’t fooling around when it comes to underperforming players. On Thursday, the team demoted closer Corey Knebel to the minors. One year after being an all-star, Knebel has had a dreadful season that has taken a […]

23Aug 2018
New York Yankees Matt Holliday

Posted on August 23, 2018, by Bryan Zarpentine Veteran slugger Matt Holliday is back in the big leagues. He’s also back in the place where his career began. The Colorado Rockies called up Holliday on Thursday, putting him in the lineup during the team’s win over the Padres. The Rockies are hopeful that Holliday can […]

21Aug 2018
New York Yankees Didi Gregorius

Posted on August 21, 2018, by Bryan Zarpentine With a playoff spot looking less and less like a sure thing, the New York Yankees have once again been bitten by the injury bug. Shortstop Didi Gregorius was placed on the 10-day DL Tuesday with a bruised heel. Gregorius suffered the injury after colliding with Toronto […]

21Aug 2018
Los Angeles Dodgers World Series Kenley Jansen

Posted on August 21, 2018, by Bryan Zarpentine The Los Angeles Dodgers got the most pleasant of surprises on Monday. Closer Kenley Jansen was activated from the DL weeks before he was expected back. He was expected to miss a month after going to the hospital with an irregular heartbeat while in Denver earlier this […]

17Aug 2018
Cleveland Indians Trevor Bauer

Posted on August 17, 2018, by Bryan Zarpentine It’s been nearly a week since Cleveland Indians starter was sidelined with an injury, and the team finally has clarity on how long he’ll be out. Indians manager Terry Francona indicated on Friday that Bauer could miss four to six weeks with a stress fracture in his […]

16Aug 2018
Miami Marlins Jose Urena

Posted on August 16, 2018, by Bryan Zarpentine One day after Miami Marlins pitcher Jose Urena hit Ronald Acuna Jr., Major League Baseball has slapped him with a six-game suspension. The incident has become the talk of baseball over the past 24 hours, but for all the wrong reasons. Urena’s suspension will cost him at […]

14Aug 2018
Seattle Mariners Robinson Cano

Posted on August 14, 2018, by Bryan Zarpentine The Seattle Mariners have added a big bat to their lineup for their stretch run, and they did so without making a trade. Second baseman Robinson Cano has rejoined the Mariners after serving his 80-game suspension after testing positive for a banned substance. Cano will not be […]

14Aug 2018
St. Louis Cardinals Carlos Martinez

Posted on August 14, 2018, by Bryan Zarpentine The St. Louis Cardinals are continuing the growing trend of moving prominent starting pitchers to the bullpen. However, this move is more strategic than punitive. The club has announced that Carlos Martinez will spend the rest of the season in the bullpen once he returns from the […]

13Aug 2018
New York Yankees C.C. Sabathia

Posted on August 13, 2018, by Bryan Zarpentine An injury has thrown the New York Yankees rotation into a state of flux once again. On Monday, the Yankees placed C.C. Sabathia on the 10-day DL due to knee inflammation. Reliever George Kontos was called up to take Sabathia’s spot on the roster. However, it also […]

12Aug 2018
Los Angeles Dodgers Kenta Maeda

Posted on August 12, 2018, by Bryan Zarpentine The Los Angeles Dodgers were dealt a tough blow last week when they learned closer Kenley Jansen would be out for at least a month. Jansen needs to receive treatment after experiencing an irregular heartbeat in Denver on Thursday. However, the Dodgers have been quick to respond […]

10Aug 2018
Miami Marlins Justin Bour

Posted on August 10, 2018, by Bryan Zarpentine The Philadelphia Phillies were aggressive before the non-waiver trade deadline and they have remained aggressive after it. On Friday, the Phillies acquired power-hitting first baseman Justin Bour from the Miami Marlins. In exchange for Bour, the Marlins have received left-handed pitching prospect McKenzie Mills. Bour has been discussed […]

10Aug 2018
Los Angeles Dodgers Kenley Jansen

Posted on August 10, 2018, by Bryan Zarpentine The Los Angeles Dodgers are set to lose close Kenley Jansen for the next month. The Dodgers announced Friday morning that Jansen is likely to miss a month of action because of an irregular heartbeat. The loss is a huge blow to the Dodgers, who find themselves neck […]

10Aug 2018
Seattle Mariners Felix Hernandez

Posted on August 10, 2018, by Bryan Zarpentine Thursday was a day most in the Seattle Mariners organization thought would never come. The club announced that longtime ace Felix Hernandez has lost his spot in the starting rotation. Amidst a disastrous season for the 32-year old, Hernandez will now be pitching out of the Seattle […]

09Aug 2018
Boston Red Sox Drew Pomeranz

Posted on August 9, 2018, by Bryan Zarpentine Drew Pomeranz is about to have a new home in the Boston Red Sox bullpen. The Red Sox announced Thursday that Pomeranz would be moving to the bullpen for the foreseeable future. The move was made to accommodate the return of Chris Sale, who is expected to […]

08Aug 2018
Washington Nationals Kelvin Herrera

Posted on August 8, 2018, by Bryan Zarpentine The Washington Nationals are far from being out of contention in the playoff race. But injuries continue to make it difficult for the reigning NL East champs to make significant headway. The latest victim of the injury bug is reliever Kelvin Herrera. The Nationals placed Herrera on […]

06Aug 2018
Mike Fiers

Posted on August 6, 2018, by Bryan Zarpentine The Oakland Athletics continue to be busy on the trade market. On Monday, the team acquired starting pitcher Mike Fiers from the Detroit Tigers in a waiver trade. As part of the deal, the Tigers will either receive cash or two prospects to be named later from […]

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