Baseball Wiretap

Trevor Bauer Calls Out Dodgers Amid Recent Slide

May 11, 2021 8:34 AM

The Los Angeles Dodgers went 43-17 last season on their way to a World Series title.

They entered the season with high expectations, but came into the week at 18-17.

"I'm pissed, personally. I freaking hate losing," Trevor Bauer said. "I want to win. That's why I came here. We are not playing up to our capability right now so I'm mad. I'm not going to speak on behalf of anybody else.

"It's early and you can say it's early and you can say there's no need to panic and you can say all these things, and they're all true, but at the end of the day, we're not just going to roll the bats and balls out there and win baseball games."

Having signed as a free agent, Bauer has delivered. He has a 2.50 ERA, a 4.79 K/BB ratio, and an MLB-leading 50 1/3 innings.

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Tags: Los Angeles Dodgers, Misc Rumor

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Jacob deGrom Has No Structural Damage, Lands On IL

May 11, 2021 8:30 AM

An MRI on the right side of Jacob deGrom has revealed no structural damage.

However, the New York Mets plan to place deGrom on the 10-day injured list before he pitches again.

The right-hander underwent the MRI on his right side following an early exit from his start against the Arizona Diamondbacks on Sunday.

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Tags: New York Mets, Injury

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Chris Berman Signs Extension With ESPN

May 11, 2021 8:26 AM

Chris Berman has agreed to a multiyear extension with ESPN.

"We've been working on it for a while, and this was the perfect time to do it," Berman said on his 66th birthday. "ESPN has been almost two-thirds of my life. I'm honored that what I do still works."

Berman has been an integral part of ESPN throughout its history after joining the network a month after its launch in September 1979. Besides being one of the original SportsCenter anchors, he also has been a key part of the network's NFL and baseball coverage.

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Pirates Designate Todd Frazier For Assignment

May 11, 2021 8:23 AM

The Pittsburgh Pirates have designated Todd Frazier for assignment after the veteran hit .086 in 13 games.

Frazier, 35, had just three hits in 35 at-bats with no home runs and four RBIs.

The Pirates signed Frazier to a Minor League contract after he spent last year's pandemic-shortened season with the Texas Rangers and New York Mets.

Associated Press

Tags: Pittsburgh Pirates, Misc Rumor

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Mariners Expected To Call Up Jarred Kelenic

May 11, 2021 8:18 AM

The Seattle Mariners are expected to call up their top prospect Jarred Kelenic on Thursday, according to sources.

Kelenic, the No. 6 pick in the 2018 amateur draft, is ranked as the No. 3 prospect in baseball by ESPN's Kiley McDaniel.

The 21-year-old was sidelined early in spring training by a strained adductor muscle in his left knee. He is batting 9-for-22 with 2 home runs, 5 RBIs, 6 runs scored and 2 stolen bases in five games with Seattle's Triple-A affiliate Tacoma Rainiers.

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Mark Appel Makes First Pro Appearance Since 2017

May 10, 2021 9:05 AM

Mark Appel made his first regular season appearance in a professional game since 2017 on Saturday night.

Appel, the No. 1 overall pick in 2013, started for the Philadelphia Phillies' Double-A affiliate.

He allowed a run on three hits, two walks, and two hit batsmen, though he did strike out four batters before departing in the third inning.

Appel previously walked away from professional baseball ahead of the 2018 season.

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Tags: Philadelphia Phillies, Misc Rumor

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Jacob deGrom Leaves Start With Side Tightness

May 10, 2021 8:59 AM

The New York Mets pulled Jacob deGrom from his start Sunday against the Arizona Diamondbacks after throwing two warm-up pitches before the sixth inning because he experienced tightness in his right side.

deGrom will undergo an MRI to make sure the tightness, which is more in his lower back on his right side, isn't an indicator of a serious injury. He was pitching for the first time since skipping a start due to discomfort in his right lat.

"He's going for an MRI, just to see what's going on there, to see how he is, have a clear view. Right-side tightness is what we have from our medical staff here, more so in his lower back area, on the right side. They're taking a look, so once we get the results back, we'll know how he is," Luis Rojas said.

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Tags: New York Mets, Injury

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Braves Bring Back Shane Greene On One-Year Deal

May 10, 2021 8:55 AM

The Atlanta Braves have signed Shane Greene to a one-year, $1.5 million deal.

The contract includes a prorated salary. Greene missed the first 38 days of the season, so he will receive about $1.19 million.

Greene agreed to be optioned to Triple-A Gwinnett, and he will need time to get ready before pitching in the Major Leagues. The right-hander went 1-0 with a 2.60 ERA and 21 strikeouts in 27 2/3 innings last season.

ESPN

Tags: Atlanta Braves, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor, Signing

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Mets Delay Carlos Carrasco's Return Until Late May

May 7, 2021 8:37 AM

The New York Mets have moved Carlos Carrasco to the 60-day injured list, a decision that pushes back his season debut until May 28 at the earliest.

The right-hander has been sidelined by an injured right hamstring since spring training and had been making progress.

Carrasco, 34, threw a simulated game Tuesday at the Mets' spring training complex in Port St. Lucie, Florida.

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Rockies' Prospect Colton Welker Gets 80-Game Suspension

May 7, 2021 8:33 AM

Colorado Rockies prospect Colton Welker has been suspended 80 games by Major League Baseball after testing positive for a performance-enhancing substance.

Welker, 23, drafted in 2016 out of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, is currently on the roster for Triple-A Albuquerque.

The substance he tested positive for was Dehydrochlormethyltestosterone (DHCMT), which is in violation of Major League Baseball's Joint Drug Prevention and Treatment Program.

"I want to make it very clear that I have never willingly nor intentionally ingested any substance to enhance my athletic performance. Given the information provided to me by the players' association and laboratory, the amount detected was so minimal that it would have no effect on enhancing my performance," Welker said in a statement.

"I understand that a number of other players, like me, have tested positive for this metabolite at microscopic levels, and I intend to join them in seeking answers as to how this is happening in order to clear my name," he added.

Welker was in the running to take over at third for Nolan Arenado after the eight-time Gold Glove winner was traded to the St. Louis Cardinals in the offseason.

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Tags: Colorado Rockies, Misc Rumor, Suspension

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Angels GM: Move To Cut Albert Pujols Helps Both Sides

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Angels Cut Ties With Albert Pujols

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George Springer Lands Back On IL With Re-Injured Quad

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Joey Votto To Miss Month With Broken Thumb

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Jacob deGrom Could Return Sunday Against Diamondbacks

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John Means Pitches No-Hitter, Just Misses Perfect Game

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Tony La Russa Admits Not Knowing Extra-Inning Rule

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Cubs' Pedro Strop Elects For Free Agency

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Reds' Amir Garrett Receives Seven-Game Suspension

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Jacob deGrom Dealing With Right Lat Inflammation

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Christian Yelich Back On IL With Back Issues

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Mets Players Upset After Coaching Staff Shakeup

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Clayton Kershaw Chased By Cubs In Shortest Career Start

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Shohei Ohtani Scratched From Start, Homers As DH

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Rockies Name Bill Schmidt Interim GM

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White Sox Lose Luis Robert For 12-16 Weeks With Hip Tear

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Struggling Mets Fire Hitting Coaches

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Dustin May To Undergo Tommy John Surgery

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Dustin May Lands On IL With Right Arm Injury

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White Sox Place Luis Robert On IL With Hip Flexor

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