Misc Rumor - Baseball Wiretap

Twins Expected To Pass On Hunter Greene With No. 1 Pick

May 26, 2017 11:22 AM

Unless they make a late change, the Minnesota Twins are expected to pass on taking high school phenom Hunter Greene with the No. 1 overall pick next month.

A high school right-hander has never been taken with the first pick.

Greene has hit 100 mph and is also a very good shortstop. He's viewed as a pitcher by Major League clubs.

Minnesota's choices have come down to Vanderbilt pitcher Kyle Wright, Louisville pitcher/first baseman Brendan McKay and San Juan Capistrano Junipero Serra shortstop Royce Lewis.

Jon Heyman/FanRag Sports

Tags: Minnesota Twins, Draft, Misc Rumor

Discuss
David Price To Make Season Debut On Monday

May 26, 2017 11:17 AM

The Boston Red Sox will activate David Price to make his 2017 debut on Monday.

Price has been rehabbing an elbow injury this spring and the early part of the season.

The Red Sox signed Price to a seven-year, $217 million contract prior to the 2016 campaign.

Ian Browne/MLB

Tags: Boston Red Sox, Injury, Misc Rumor

Discuss
Ryan Braun Likely Headed Back To Disabled List

May 26, 2017 11:12 AM

Ryan Braun is expected to be headed back to the 10-day disabled list, just days after the Milwaukee Brewers activated him.

Braun left Thursday's game because of left calf tightness. He had just returned on Sunday after battling a left calf strain.

"It's the calf again, and he's most likely headed to the DL again," Craig Counsell said.

Braun made a running catch of a fly ball to left in the third inning, and then Jesus Aguilar pinch hit for him in the fourth.

"Same calf, same situation," Braun said. "I knew when I came back that I wasn't at 100 percent, but it was good enough that I was optimistic I'd be able to work through it. It just kind of grabbed on me when I ran to catch that popup."

ESPN

Tags: Milwaukee Brewers, Injury, Misc Rumor

Discuss
Dustin Pedroia Leaves Early With Left Knee Pain

May 26, 2017 11:08 AM

Dustin Pedroia left Thursday night's game in the fifth inning with left knee pain.

The Boston Red Sox classified Pedroia as day-to-day after a move they stressed was "precautionary." It's unclear when Pedroia aggravated his knee.

Pedroia underwent arthroscopic knee surgery last October.

Scott Lauber/ESPN

Tags: Boston Red Sox, Injury, Misc Rumor

Discuss
Terry Collins: Mets Will Avoid Publicly Predicting Injury Return Dates

May 26, 2017 11:04 AM

Terry Collins is attempting to clarify comments he had made Wednesday about his role in relaying injury news to reporters.

Collins had said Wednesday he was "not at liberty" to discuss Jay Bruce's injury situation.

The New York Mets manager said Thursday the team is going to try to avoid predicting publicly when players will return from injuries because "no one really knows when anybody's going to be ready" while they're recovering and rehabbing.

"I get in trouble because I try to be as honest as I can with you guys and give you an honest look at things," Collins said. "And then if it doesn't happen, we look like an idiot when we're not, because there's no guarantees."

ESPN

Tags: New York Mets, Misc Rumor

Discuss
Cooperstown Will Pay Tribute To 'Homer At The Bat'

May 25, 2017 7:53 AM

Homer Simpson will be "inducted" into the Baseball Hall of Fame this weekend.

Cooperstown will celebrate The Simpsons, specifically the "Homer at the Bat" episode that featured numerous Hall of Famers when it aired in 1992.

Wade Boggs and Ozzie Smith were featured and will take part in a roundtable discussion alongside various members of the show's creative and production teams. In addition, Homer will celebrate his "induction" with a speech. There will then be a ceremonial ribbon-cutting to introduce a new Simpsons-themed display.

R.J. Anderson/CBS Sports

Tags: Misc Rumor

Discuss
Padres Receiving Trade Interest In Brad Hand

May 25, 2017 7:48 AM

The San Diego Padres recently told other clubs that they are "open for business" and reliever Brad Hand is receiving a lot of interest, according to a report.

Hand, 27, has emerged as a useful bullpen arm since the Padres claimed him off waivers from the Miami Marlins last April.

Since then, Hand has posted a 2.65 ERA ball with a 146-to-46 K/BB ratio in 115 1/3 innings.

Buster Olney/ESPN

Tags: San Diego Padres, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

Discuss
Boy Hurt By Shattered Bat At Yankee Stadium

May 25, 2017 7:41 AM

A boy was struck in the head by a broken bat during Wednesday night's game at Yankee Stadium.

With no outs in the seventh inning, Chris Carter's bat shattered. The ball hopped in the infield and most of the bat struck the child. The boy was sitting about seven rows back on the third-base side, behind the Kansas City Royals' dugout.

Fans waved for assistance and play was delayed for about two minutes as players looked into the stands.

Medical personnel carried out the boy, who appeared to have a brace on one of his legs. New York Yankees spokesman Jason Zillo said the fan was given first aid at the ballpark and was receiving medical attention elsewhere after the game.

"You never want to have something like that happen to a kid or anyone in general," Carter said. "I guess the good side of it is the square part of the bat didn't pierce him or anything like that. So I hope he's OK."

ESPN

Tags: New York Yankees, Misc Rumor

Discuss
David Price, Red Sox To Meet After Latest Rehab Start

May 25, 2017 7:35 AM

The Boston Red Sox plan to meet with David Price on Thursday to determine the next step for the left-hander after he allowed six runs (three earned) in less than four innings for Triple-A Pawtucket.

John Farrell said a scout liked what he saw from Price, but the next step hasn't yet been determined.

"We have to sit with him and talk about what's best for him, what's best for us, going forward," Farrell said.

Price was making his second rehab start as he recovers from an elbow injury. He threw 89 pitches before being lifted with two outs in the fourth inning.

He left the stadium without speaking to the media, according to Pawtucket officials.

ESPN

Tags: Boston Red Sox, Injury, Misc Rumor

Discuss
Draft-Pick Compensation Varies Due To Team's Economic Circumstances

May 24, 2017 7:46 AM

Major League Baseball's new collective bargaining agreement has changed draft-pick compensation to vary due to a team's economic circumstances.

For a selection to be awarded between the first round and Competitive Balance Round A of the 2018 MLB Draft, three conditions must be met:

1. The team that loses the free agent is a revenue-sharing recipient, based on its revenues and market size.

2. The free agent rejects a qualifying offer during a 10-day period after the World Series.

3. The amount of guaranteed money in the player's new, free-agent contract is at least $50 million.

According to industry sources, 16 clubs currently meet the first of those qualifications: the Arizona Diamondbacks, Atlanta Braves, Baltimore Orioles, Cincinnati Reds, Cleveland Indians, Colorado Rockies, Houston Astros, Kansas City Royals, Miami Marlins, Milwaukee Brewers, Minnesota Twins, Oakland Athletics, Pittsburgh Pirates, San Diego Padres, Seattle Mariners and Tampa Bay Rays.

Jon Morosi/MLB

Tags: Draft, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

Discuss
Red Sox Not Blaming Slow Start On John Farrell
The Red Sox have underperformed through the first quarter of the season, but they aren't blaming the slow start on John Farrell.

Jen McCaffrey/MassLive

Red Sox Promote Sam Travis To Face Left-Handers
Looking for a spark, the Red Sox promoted Sam Travis from Triple-A Pawtucket before Tuesday's game against the Orioles.

Scott Lauber/ESPN

Equipment Malfunction Caused False Alarm At SunTrust Park
In the top of the third inning, an emergency alarm sounded in the ballpark and a disturbing message was posted on the scoreboard.

Associated Press

Nationals Nearly Acquired David Robertson Before Season
The Nationals have bullpen issues, but they nearly acquired help before the regular season.

Bob Nightengale/USA Today

White Sox 'Closing In' On Luis Robert
Luis Robert will earn a bonus of between $25 million and $30 million.

Jon Heyman/FanRag Sports

Carlos Zambrano Will Pitch In Venezuelan Winter League
Carlos Zambrano will return to the mound, but it remains to be seen if he will aim to make a Major League comeback.

Bruce Levine/670 The Score

Braves Release James Loney From Triple-A Contract
James Loney, 33, signed a Minor League deal with the team on Thursday after they learned Freddie Freeman will miss about 10 weeks with a fractured left wrist.

Associated Press

Red Sox Scouting Todd Frazier For Possible Trade
The Red Sox have been scouting Todd Frazier given the poor production they've received from third base this season.

Tom Cafardo/Boston Globe

Diamondbacks Place Taijuan Walker On DL
The Diamondbacks have placed Taijuan Walker on the disabled list with a blister.

Connor Byrne/MLB Trade Rumors

Mets Considered Walking Mike Trout With Bases Loaded
The Mets considered walking Mike Trout with the bases loaded in the ninth inning of Saturday's game.

ESPN

Eric Gagne Ends Comeback Attempt
Eric Gagne has elected to end his comeback attempt.

Chris Cotillo/SB Nation

Tim Tebow Hits Third Minor League Home Run
Tim Tebow entered the game hitting .220 in 34 games for the Mets affiliate with 26 hits, five doubles, 12 RBIs, 13 walks and 35 strikeouts.

ESPN

Aaron Sanchez Placed On DL For Third Time This Season
Blue Jays pitcher Aaron Sanchez has a laceration on his middle finger.

ESPN.com

David Price To Throw One More Rehab Start
Red Sox starting pitcher David Price will throw for Triple-A Pawtucket on Wednesday.

ESPN.com

White Sox, Cuban Outfield Prospect Agree On Deal
Luis Robert's deal with the White Sox is expected to be worth at least $25M, according to a Fox Sports report.

ESPN.com

Dodgers' Tommy Lasorda Hospitalized
The Orange County Register reported that former Dodgers' manager Tommy Lasorda has been in the hospital for several days.

ESPN.com

Braves Acquire Matt Adams From Cardinals
The Cardinals sent Matt Adams and cash to the Braves for prospect Juan Yepez.

ESPN.com

Astros Place Dallas Keuchel On DL
Astros ace Dallas Keuchel has a pinched nerve in his neck and is expected to miss only one start.

ESPN.com

Sale Ties Own Record By Striking Out 10 Batters In 8th Straight Game
Chris Sale and Pedro Martinez are the only pitchers in the modern-era with eight straight double-digit strikeout games.

ESPN.com

Dodgers Place Justin Turner On DL
Justin Turner has a Grade 1 strained right hamstring that he injured trying to score on Thursday.

ESPN.com