June 2017 - Baseball Wiretap

Phillies 'Foresee' Changes At Trade Deadline

Jun 26, 2017 6:49 AM

The Philadelphia Phillies are expected to be busy at the non-waiver trade deadline.

"I foresee some changes, obviously," Pete Mackanin said. "But I can't be a fortune teller. I think we have some players that are pretty desirable, but it's too hard for me to kind of project that type of thing."

The most coveted pieces Philadelphia has are expected to be Howie Kendrick and Pat Neshek.

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Tags: Philadelphia Phillies, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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Marlins Willing To Listen To Offers On Relievers

Jun 26, 2017 6:45 AM

The Miami Marlins may be baseball's first seller.

They are willing to listen to trade offers for relievers A.J. Ramos, David Phelps and Kyle Barraclough.

It was reported last week that they are close to dealing Adeiny Hechavarria.

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Tags: Miami Marlins, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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Giancarlo Stanton To Defend Home Run Derby Victory

Jun 26, 2017 6:53 AM

Giancarlo Stanton will defend his Home Run Derby crown at his home ballpark in Miami next month.

Stanton won the event last year with a record 61 home runs.

"Man, it's going to be so much fun. I'm really looking forward to it," he said. "The home crowd. The home city. All week is going to be good. I'm just looking forward to it. It's going to be fun."

Stanton has 20 home runs this season, tied for fifth in the Major Leagues.

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Tags: Miami Marlins, All-Star, Misc Rumor

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Ichiro, 43, Becomes Oldest To Start Game In Center Field

Jun 26, 2017 6:41 AM

Ichiro Suzuki, 43, has become the oldest player to start a game in center field in the modern era.

He was in the lineup for the Miami Marlins and batting leadoff against the Chicago Cubs on Sunday for the first time this season.

Suzuki broke the record held by Rickey Henderson, who was a month younger when he started in center in 2002 for the Boston Red Sox.

He has played in 63 games this season, mostly as a pinch hitter.

Associated Press

Tags: Miami Marlins, Misc Rumor

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Carlos Rodon Rejoins White Sox, Will Make Season Debut

Jun 26, 2017 6:35 AM

Carlos Rodon is back with the Chicago White Sox and is expected to make his season debut during the club's homestand.

The left-hander has been sidelined because of bursitis in his left biceps.

Rodon is 18-16 with a 3.90 ERA in two seasons.

Associated Press

Tags: Chicago White Sox, Injury, Misc Rumor

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Yankees Place Aaron Hicks On DL With Ribcage Injury

Jun 25, 2017 9:17 PM

Yankees outfielder Aaron Hicks will go on the disabled list after he injured his ribcage on the right side during a check swing in the first inning Sunday.

Hicks was removed from a 7-6 loss to the Rangers before the fifth inning. He was told that his recovery would take three to four weeks.

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Tags: New York Yankees, Injury, Misc Rumor

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Brewers Claim Stephen Vogt Off Waivers From A's

Jun 25, 2017 9:13 PM

The first-place Milwaukee Brewers added a veteran bat Sunday when they claimed catcher Stephen Vogt off waivers from the Oakland Athletics, the team announced.

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Tags: Milwaukee Brewers, Oakland Athletics, Misc Rumor, Waiver

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Mets Promote Tim Tebow To St. Lucie

Jun 25, 2017 9:09 PM

The Mets are promoting Tim Tebow from low-A ball to St. Lucie of the high-A League.

He batted .222 with three home runs, 23 RBIs, a .311 on-base percentage and a .340 slugging percentage with 69 strikeouts and 23 walks in 212 at-bats for the Columbia Fireflies.

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Tags: New York Mets, Misc Rumor

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Giants Promote Ryder Jones; DFA Aaron Hill

Jun 25, 2017 1:00 AM

Ryder Jones, whose contract was purchased from Triple-A Sacramento, was immediately thrust into San Francisco's lineup for Saturday's game against the Mets and their formidable right-hander, Jacob deGrom. Jones went 0-for-4 in the Giants' 5-2 loss.

To clear roster space room for Jones, the Giants designated veteran infielder Aaron Hill for assignment. A non-roster invitee to Spring Training, Hill batted .132 with four extra-base hits and seven RBIs in 34 games with the Giants this season.

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Tags: San Francisco Giants, Misc Rumor

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A's Make History As Three Teammates Hit First Career HR In Same Game

Jun 25, 2017 12:53 AM

What was distinct about the home runs hit by Matt Olson, Jaycob Brugman and Franklin Barreto for the Athletics on Saturday, is that each was the first of the player's major league career.

They became the second trio of teammates in major league history to do that, and the other instance took place more than 100 years ago.

Elias Sports Bureau research shows that the Kansas City Packers of the Federal League (a league that competed with what we call the major leagues today) had three players -- Duke Kenworthy, Art Kruger and John Potts -- do this on April 26, 1914, against the Chicago Federals.

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Tags: Oakland Athletics, Misc Rumor, Personal Award

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O's Win 8-3 To Avoid Dubious Pitching Record
The Orioles pitching staff had given up at least five runs in 20 straight games.

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Roberto Osuna Suffering With Anxiety Issue
Roberto Osuna disclosed his situation to reporters on Saturday morning, after not pitching in a save situation on Friday night.

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Corey Seager Likely To Miss 3-4 Days With Hamstring Strain
Corey Seager suffered the injury in the second inning of Friday's win over the Rockies.

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White Sox Retire Mark Buehrle's No. 56 Jersey
Mark Buehrle spent 12 of his 16 major-league seasons with the White Sox.

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Source: Jorge Mas Becomes Bidder To Purchase Marlins
The Marlins future may be with Jorge Mas, a Cuban-American businessman.

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Yankees DFA Chris Carter; Promote Tyler Austin
Tyler Austin has been recalled from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

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Asdrubal Cabrera Asks To Be Traded
Asdrubal Cabrera is "not really happy" after the Mets asked him to move to second base.

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Red Sox Retire David Ortiz's No. 34
Big Papi became the 10th person to be so honored by the Boston Red Sox.

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Mike Trout Sought Lifetime Deal From Angels
Mike Trout settled for a six-year extension with the Angels after bringing up the idea of a lifetime deal with the club, according to sources.

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Marlins Could Trade Adeiny Hechavarria Very Soon
The Marlins are expected to trade shortstop Adeiny Hechavarria in the next few days, according to rival executives.

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Blue Jays Unlikely To Sell After Rebounding
The Blue Jays were 11 games under .500 in late April, but have rebounded since and are unlikely to sell off stars at the non-waiver trade deadline.

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Boston Renames Street After David Ortiz
The city of Boston has honored David Ortiz by renaming the street formerly known as Yawkey Way Extension, near Fenway Park, to David Ortiz Drive.

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A's Designate Stephen Vogt For Assignment
Stephen Vogt was an All-Star in each of the past two seasons for the club.

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Derek Jeter Tells MLB He Doesn't Have Money To Buy Marlins
Derek Jeter told Major League Baseball on Thursday that he doesn't have the necessary money to buy the Marlins and is still seeking help from other investors, according to a report.

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A's Working To Announce Site For New Ballpark
Athletics president Dave Kaval said this week that the team will announce its location to build a new ballpark within this calendar year.

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Addison Russell's Wife Files For Divorce, Won't Talk To MLB
Addison Russell's wife has filed for divorce and will not meet with Major League Baseball to discuss the investigation into domestic abuse claims.

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Freddie Freeman Originally Suggested Moving To Third
Freddie Freeman has played first base his entire Major League career.

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Mitch Williams Wins $1.5M Lawsuit Against MLB Network
A jury has awarded Mitch Williams $1.5 million in a civil case against MLB Network after he was fired following reports about his conduct at a Little League game.

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Mets Take Issue With Yasiel Puig's Home Run Trot
Yasiel Puig upset the Mets with a long look at his three-run homer Wednesday night in a Dodgers' victory.

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Matt Adams, Brandon Phillips Likely Trade Chips For Braves
Matt Adams and Brandon Phillips have produced in short stays with the Braves, which has only enhanced their potential trade value.

Mark Bradley/Atlanta Journal-Constitution