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Giants Place Peavy On DL With Back Strain

Apr 19, 2015 12:56 AM

Rght-hander Jake Peavy was placed on the 15-day disabled list Saturday by the Giants due to a back strain, according to an ESPN.com report.

To fill Peavy's spot on the 25-man roster, the Giants recalled catcher Andrew Susac from Triple-A Sacramento prior to Saturday's win over the Diamondbacks.

 

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Tags: San Francisco Giants, Injury, Misc Rumor

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Pete Rose Hired By Fox As TV Analyst

Apr 19, 2015 11:32 AM

Pete Rose is getting back in baseball while he awaits a ruling on his reinstatement request, as a television analyst.

The career hits leader, who agreed to a lifetime ban from the sport 26 years ago, has been hired by Fox as a guest studio analyst.

"We informed baseball of Pete's audition. Baseball was informed every step of the way," Fox spokesman Dan Bell said Saturday.

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Tags: Misc Rumor

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Cubs Outlast Padres; Bryant Plays Like Top Preospect

Apr 19, 2015 1:02 AM

Kris Bryant got a standing ovation for his first major league hit and reached base five times Saturday in a 7-6, 11-inning win over the Padres.

A day after Bryant went 0-for-4 with three strikeouts in his big league debut, he was 2-for-3 with a pair of singles and three walks.

"You're always looking for good at-bats and being a good decision-maker. He was that today," Cubs manager Joe Maddon said.

ESPN.com

Tags: Chicago Cubs, San Diego Padres, Game Recap, Misc Rumor

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Royals Recall Orlando Calixte; Option Reymond Fuentes To Omaha

Apr 19, 2015 1:19 AM

The Royals announced today that they have recalled infielder Orlando Calixte from Triple-A Omaha.  In a corresponding roster move, the club has optioned outfielder Reymond Fuentes to Omaha.

Calixte, 23, has played in seven games for the Storm Chasers this season, hitting his first Triple-A home run last night in a 5-3 loss to New Orleans.  He was originally signed by KC as a non-drafted free agent on August 28, 2010 out of the Dominican Republic.

Press Release

Tags: Kansas City Royals, Misc Rumor

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Stanton Critical Of Struggling Marlins

Apr 18, 2015 1:34 PM

Giancarlo Stanton was critical of the Marlins, saying that they are "not really giving ourselves a chance" to win and that "the fire is not there" following another loss.

Stanton homered for the second straight game in Friday's loss to the Mets but feels the Marlins need to pick up their intensity and consistency.

"We're not really giving ourselves a chance, it feels like," the All-Star slugger said after the loss. "We've got a positive vibe, but [something] is just not there.

"The fire is not there, it seems like. You always want to have it. But when you're out there and it's game time, it's just nothing there."

ESPN.com

Tags: Miami Marlins, Misc Rumor

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Jonathan Schoop Headed To DL

Apr 18, 2015 4:53 PM

Orioles second baseman Jonathan Schoop is headed to the DL with a sprained MCL and partially torn PCL in his right knee after he awkwardly hit first base in Friday night's loss to the Red Sox.

"I was tripping over first base. And then on the last play, I felt like my leg was burning," Schoop said Saturday. "And then walking, I felt like I couldn't move my leg. I woke up stiff this morning,"

ESPN.com

Tags: Baltimore Orioles, Injury, Misc Rumor

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A-Rod Homers Twice, Moving Closer To Willie Mays

Apr 18, 2015 2:20 AM

Alex Rodriguez belted the longest home run in the majors so far this season in the second inning and a game-tying two-run blast in the sixth on Friday night. The two home runs gave him 658 for his career, just two behind Willie Mays for fourth place on baseball's all-time home run list, and a potential court battle with the Yankees over a contractually-stipulated home run bonus.

The two home runs gave Rodriguez the team lead with four, he also leads in RBI with 10, and moved him close to his next controversy, the battle for the first of his $6M home run bonuses, which the Yankees have told him they have no intention of paying because of his 2014 suspension for PED violations.

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Tags: New York Yankees, Misc Rumor

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Mike Scioscia Meets With Josh Hamilton

Apr 18, 2015 2:09 AM

Angels manager Mike Scioscia met with Josh Hamilton this week for the first time in months, and he said he isn't sure when the star will return to the team.

Scioscia said he had dinner with Hamilton on Wednesday night when the Angels arrived in Houston for a series that began Friday night. It was the first time Scioscia had seen Hamilton since the slugger self-reported a relapse into substance abuse.

Scioscia said the former American League MVP is making progress in his recovery from offseason shoulder surgery.

ESPN.com

Tags: Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, Injury, Misc Rumor

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Jose Reyes To Miss At Least Three Games

Apr 17, 2015 7:34 AM

Jose Reyes has a strained left oblique and will miss at least the next three games for the Toronto Blue Jays.

Reyes sustained the injury on April 10 and has been trying to play through it.

"I was playing through it, but I feel like yesterday, and today, it kind of got worse," Reyes said after Thursday's game. "I kind of backed off a little bit, because that's dangerous."

This injury is on the left side of his body and only causes pain when he's hitting from the left side.

Gregor Chisholm/MLB

Tags: Toronto Blue Jays, Injury, Misc Rumor

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Royals Place Greg Holland On DL

Apr 18, 2015 4:46 PM

The Royals announced today that they have placed closer Greg Holland on the 15-day disabled list with a right pectoral strain.  In a corresponding move, the Royals recalled right-handed pitcher Yohan Pino from Triple-A Omaha.

Pino, 31, tossed 7.0 scoreless innings, allowing one hit with no walks and six strikeouts last Sunday in a 4-0 win at New Orleans.  He signed a Major League contract with the Royals on December 15, 2014, after pitching last season in the Twins’ organization.

Press Release

Tags: Kansas City Royals, Injury, Misc Rumor

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Trevor Bauer Focused On Improving Body Language
Trevor Bauer believes that poor body language may have led some people to misunderstand him in the past.

Jordan Bastian/MLB

Kris Bryant Not Discouraged With Debut
Cubs prospect Kris Bryant struck out in his first three at-bats against James Shields on Friday at Wrigley Field.

ESPN.com

Chicken Finger Causes Delay At Diamondbacks-Giants Game
A piece of chicken bounced on the infield grass and landed on the mound as a pitch was being thrown by Arizona reliever Randall Delgado.

Matt Morgan/MLB

Kris Bryant Ready To Make An Impact In Chicago
The Cubs delayed his Major League debut a few weeks to delay his service time and ensure another season of club control.

David Schoenfield/ESPN

Stanton Becomes Marlins' All-Time HR Leader
Giancarlo Stanton hit the 155th home run of his career on Thursday night, making him the franchise leader in the category for the Marlins.

ESPN

Cano Admits Mental Lapse On Basepaths
Robinson Cano acknowledged it was probably the worst mistake he's made in a game.

Greg Johns/MLB

Source: Yankees Scouting Jose Peraza
The Yankees have interest in Braves second base prospect Jose Peraza, who is currently at the Triple-A level.

George A. King III/New York Post

MLB 'Keeping An Eye' On New Turf At Rogers Centre
The new turf is very soft and ground balls have been dying in the infield rather than bouncing.

John Lott/National Post

Cashman Shocked By Yankees' Defensive Mistakes
The Yankees lead all of baseball with 11 errors in nine games.

Wallace Matthews/ESPN

Nelson Cruz Extends HR Streak To Five Games
Nelson Cruz has six homers and nine RBIs in the past five games for the Mariners.

Greg Johns/MLB

Arizona Plans To Use Tomas Off The Bench
The Diamondbacks plan to use Yasmany Tomas, who they promoted on Wednesday, as an offensive punch off the bench.

Nick Piecoro/Arizona Republic

White Sox Need Starter Sunday, But It Won't Be Rodon
Robin Ventura said Wednesday that the starter would come from Chicago's active roster, which means Jose Quintana or Hector Noesi will get the start.

Dan Hayes/CSN Chicago

Rockies Go With Adam Ottavino As Closer
Walt Weiss praised Adam Ottavino's stuff as well as his maturity and experience to take on the ninth-inning duties.

Associated Press

Jeter Doesn't Miss Baseball 'At All'
Just a few months after playing his final Major League game, Derek Jeter says he doesn't miss baseball.

Andrew Marchand/ESPN

Cubs Used Team Approach To Draft Bryant
The Cubs went against conventional wisdom when they drafted Kris Bryant in 2013.

Phil Rogers/MLB

Desmond 'Doesn't Know What To Do' About Errors
Ian Desmond cost the Nationals three unearned runs in an 8-7 loss to the Red Sox with an error on Tuesday night.

Associated Press

Diamondbacks Promote Yasmany Tomas
Arizona signed the 24-year-old to a six-year, $68.5 million deal in December.

Associated Press

Study: Racial, Gender Hiring Numbers Stagnant
MLB maintained its grades for its racial and gender hiring practices, according to an annual report issued by Richard Lapchick's Institute for Diversity and Ethics in Sport at the University of Centr

Associated Press

Braves Release Carlos Quentin
Atlanta acquired Carlos Quentin in the Craig Kimbrel trade with the Padres and then designated him for assignment.

RealGM Staff Report

Angels May Seek To Terminate Josh Hamilton's Contract
Josh Hamilton's contract with the Angels contains language that would allow them to terminate or reduce the deal if he is physically/mentally incapacitated due to substance abuse, according to a repo

Ken Rosenthal/FOX Sports