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Ohtani plans to stay at DH; undecided on TJ

Fri, 09/07/2018 - 21:32
Angels two-way star Shohei Ohtani says he hasn't decided yet whether to have Tommy John surgery but that he plans to finish this season as the designated hitter and hopes to return as a DH next season.

Tigers announcers suspended after alleged fight

Fri, 09/07/2018 - 20:38
Tigers television announcers Mario Impemba and Rod Allen allegedly got into a physical altercation earlier this week and have been suspended for the rest of the season, Fox Sports Detroit announced Friday.

Reds drop Bailey from rotation after 9 L's in row

Fri, 09/07/2018 - 19:21
Homer Bailey, who is 1-14 with a 6.09 ERA and has lost nine straight decisions, has been removed from the rotation and sent to the bullpen by the Reds.

White Sox's Kopech has torn UCL, out for '19

Fri, 09/07/2018 - 18:39
White Sox GM Rick Hahn said young right-hander Michael Kopech likely will have Tommy John surgery and is expected to be ready for the 2020 season.

Nationals activate All-Star Doolittle from DL

Fri, 09/07/2018 - 18:22
Sean Doolittle has been activated off the disabled list. The Nationals placed him on it July 10 with a strained toe in his left foot.

Red Sox shut down Pedroia (knee) for rest of '18

Fri, 09/07/2018 - 17:47
Dustin Pedroia, who underwent arthroscopic surgery in July, has made progress, but does not have enough time to recover fully and return to the Red Sox this season.

Shapiro will 'shed no tears' for Chief Wahoo logo

Fri, 09/07/2018 - 17:40
Before joining the Blue Jays as president and CEO, Mark Shapiro spent more than two decades working for the Cleveland Indians. He's glad the Indians will no longer include the Chief Wahoo logo on their uniforms next season.

'It's like group therapy': How a rookie skipper won over the Cards' clubhouse

Fri, 09/07/2018 - 11:47
When Mike Shildt took the reins at the All-Star break, he had no major league managerial or playing experience. But he did have a yellow notepad.

Lefty Wilson could be linchpin of Cubs bullpen

Fri, 09/07/2018 - 01:19
The first impression made by Justin Wilson in Chicago wasn't a good one, but he's emerging as a key player in a bullpen that needs him.

MLBPA calls out Jays for not calling up Vlad Jr.

Thu, 09/06/2018 - 23:59
Nineteen-year-old Vladimir Guerrero Jr. has torn up the minor leagues this season, but has failed to get called up to the majors, something the MLBPA says is not a business decision and is "bad for the industry."

Jansen: 'I thought my season was over'

Thu, 09/06/2018 - 20:32
After suffering another irregular heartbeat in August in Colorado, Kenley Jansen is back from the DL and playing with the Dodgers -- but with a new state of mind about his health and this season.

Donaldson's agent disputes report of Jays offer

Thu, 09/06/2018 - 19:07
Josh Donaldson's agent disputed a report Thursday that the Blue Jays offered the three-time All-Star and 2015 American League MVP a multi-year contract extension before trading him to the Cleveland Indians last week.

When using the on-deck circle makes absolutely no sense

Thu, 09/06/2018 - 14:58
Even in situations where batters have no chance whatsoever of coming to the plate, many of them still stand in the on-deck circle. Baseball is nuts.

A's Kelley slices thumb in dishwashing mishap

Thu, 09/06/2018 - 12:03
A's reliever Shawn Kelley said he nearly cut the tip off his thumb on his pitching hand when washing a "really sharp knife." He hopes to be able to pitch Friday.

Mets' Frazier admits he pulled fast one on ump

Thu, 09/06/2018 - 09:49
Mets third baseman Todd Frazier admitted that he got away with a fake catch Monday against the Dodgers.

Story's 505-foot blast highlights three-HR game

Thu, 09/06/2018 - 02:46
Trevor Story homered in his first three at-bats, including one projected at more than 500 feet, and the Colorado Rockies beat the San Francisco Giants 5-3 on Wednesday night.

How will Tommy John surgery impact amazing Ohtani?

Thu, 09/06/2018 - 01:00
We know Shohei Ohtani can star on both sides of the ball, but will a bad elbow -- and his hitting prowess -- limit his two-way pursuit?

Frazier return 'unlikely' this season, says Boone

Wed, 09/05/2018 - 22:46
After visiting a neurologist this week to better understand his lingering post-concussive symptoms, Yankees outfielder Clint Frazier's season is effectively over, according to manager Aaron Boone.

Cubs might go to closer by committee for stretch

Wed, 09/05/2018 - 22:12
With no return in sight for Brandon Morrow, the Cubs might be forced to go to closer by committee for the stretch run and the playoffs. Manager Joe Maddon said it's not ideal, but he has done it before.

Jays: Money not reason Vlad Jr. wasn't called up

Wed, 09/05/2018 - 20:34
Toronto Blue Jays prospect Vladimir Guerrero Jr. hit lights out in the minor leagues all season but wasn't called up on Sept. 1. Blue Jays president Mark Shapiro says the decision was not a financial one.