Month: June 2017

Yankees lose OF Aaron Hicks for 3-4 weeks

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Yankees outfielder Aaron Hicks is enjoying a career year with a .290/.398/.515 slash line, .913 OPS, 10 home runs and 37 RBIs. However, he’ll have to wait three-to-four weeks to add to those numbers after suffering a right oblique injury in Sunday’s loss to the Rangers. “I didn’t really think too much of it,” Hicks…

Jeb Bush no longer interested in buying Marlins, report says

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Paxton and King Felix aren’t the only two injured pitchers in Seattle. Drew Smyly was expected to be a rotation mainstay but he hasn’t pitched since spring, sitting out with a strained flexor tendon. Jeb Bush has ended his attempt to purchase the Marlins, the Associated Press reported Tuesday, citing an unidentified person close to…

MLB’s $700K helps fund Marlins’ trust for Jose Fernandez’s daughter, report says

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Triple plays are rare enough in baseball. The circumstances have to be just right ’ at least two runners on and a ball hit to the right play who is in the right position at the right time. Most triple plays involve at least three defensive players. Then there is the triple play turned Thursday…

Nationals GM Mike Rizzo promises to fix leaky bullpen

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The Nationals’ 3-2 sweep-averting win Sunday in Atlanta was closed out on a four-out save by rookie Koda Glover, but it still shined a light on the NL East leaders’ weakest link: that bullpen. Dusty Baker let Stephen Strasburg throw 118 pitches, the second time in four stats he’s thrown so many. That’s a hint…

David Ross to dance for ’DWTS’ crown after perfect first night of season finale

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Seattle was once again a trendy pick to win the AL West this spring, but they were just 8-13 after that game in Detroit and are five games under .500 (24-29) heading into Wednesday’s action. That game against the Tigers was costly in more than one way. Rookie Mitch Haniger was off to a great…

MLB trade rumors: Astros eyeing Gerrit Cole, Tony Watson?

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The Houston Astros are on a mission in more ways than one this season. Winners of nine of their last 10 after Wednesday’s win in Miami, the Astros (29-12) hold the best record in baseball as they torch the American League West. But Houston may be on the hunt for even more talent, especially for…

Cubs’ Jake Arrieta thought ’it was awesome’ to see Nationals and Giants brawl

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Harper charged the mound in Monday’s game after being hit by Strickland. The two players had a history with one another, which is part of the reason why emotions were so high. MLB officials didn’t find the fight as entertaining as Arrieta did. The league dished out a six-game suspension for Strickland and a four-game…

Nationals name rookie Koda Glover as team’s closer

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A young boy attending Wednesday night’s Royals-Yankees game had to be carried from his seat by medical professionals after being struck on the head by Chris Carter’s broken bat. Carter’s bat shattered on a fastball from Matt Strahm in the seventh inning and much of the bat hit the boy, who appeared to be age…

Minor league player hurls baseball at opponent during benches-clearing brawl

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A Single-A minor-league baseball game was delayed a bit Sunday night when two teams cleared their benches in a shouting match. The Dayton Dragons and West Michigan Whitecaps were upset at one another following a play that occurred in the bottom of the sixth inning. The Dragons’ Jose Siri slid into second base on a…

Pirates’ Gregory Polanco carted off after collision with wall

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For this mock draft — the actual draft starts June 12 — we’re going to lean heavily on the fantastic work done by the folks at Baseball America, and, among others, and try to sort out how the draft could play out. Let’s get started. This pick isn’t a sure thing. The Twins…

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