Baseball Wiretap

Carlos Carrasco Leaves Start With Left Knee Discomfort

Apr 24, 2019 7:43 AM

Carlos Carrasco was pulled after four innings Tuesday night with what the Cleveland Indians called left knee discomfort.

Terry Francona said Carrasco was taken for a precautionary MRI.

Carrasco got hurt when he stumbled and fell while covering first base in the fourth inning against the Miami Marlins.

"He kind of bruised it. He fell on it, but he initially felt it in the back," Francona said. "So that's why the medical people felt like let's just rule everything out. Hopefully it's just being precautionary, but we do want to get him checked out."

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Tags: Cleveland Indians, Injury, Misc Rumor

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Zack Wheeler Throws 100 MPH, Hits 100 MPH Home Run

Apr 24, 2019 7:50 AM

Zack Wheeler made history on Tuesday night as the New York Mets defeated the Philadelphia Phillies.

Wheeler reached 100.6 mph on the radar gun, becoming just the 12th pitcher to reach 100 this season.

He then hit his first career home run, launching the ball 101.4 mph to the opposite field.

Amazingly, Wheeler did it in his 100th career start.

Not many pitchers have thrown a 100-mph pitch and hit a 100-mph batted ball in the same season since Statcast began tracking in 2015. Wheeler is one of 14 in that club, several of whom have done it in more than one year.

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Tags: New York Mets, Misc Rumor, Stats

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Addison Russell Set To Play 7 Games In Minor Leagues

Apr 24, 2019 7:38 AM

Addison Russell will play seven games at Triple-A Iowa beginning Wednesday before being eligible to rejoin the Chicago Cubs on May 3.

Russell, 25, was suspended 40 games in September for violating the league's domestic abuse policy.

Under league rules, Russell is allowed to play up to seven games in the minors before his suspension is complete. He has been working out at the Cubs' spring complex in Mesa, Arizona, this month.

"I know he's eager and anxious to get out there," Joe Maddon said. "My conversations with him have been about baseball and how he's feeling."

The Cubs have monitored Russell's mandated counseling, calling his return to the Cubs a "conditional second chance."

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Tags: Chicago Cubs, Misc Rumor

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Aaron Judge Will Be 'Down For A While'

Apr 23, 2019 8:07 AM

The New York Yankees won't be getting Aaron Judge back from a strained left oblique anytime soon.

Judge, who suffered the injury on Saturday, will take longer than two weeks to recover.

"We're not going to be able to put a timetable on it," Brian Cashman said. "He does have a significant injury, so he's going to be down for a while. A while would be past that two-week timeframe, but in terms of trying to frame it and what it's going to be, I think we'll get a better feel for this thing as we move forward."

The 26-year-old is hitting .288/.404/.521 with five home runs and 11 RBI this season.

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Tags: New York Yankees, Injury, Misc Rumor

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Blue Jays Could Promote Vlad Guerrero, Jr. This Week

Apr 23, 2019 8:02 AM

The Toronto Blue Jays could promote Vladimir Guerrero, Jr. as early as this week.

The club will begin a five-game homestand on Tuesday against the San Francisco Giants.

Guerrero, 20, is hitting .344/.432/.594 with two home runs in nine games between the High- and Triple-A levels.

"It's obvious I am ready," he recently told The Athletic.

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Tags: Toronto Blue Jays, Misc Rumor

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Nathan Eovaldi To Have Elbow Surgery

Apr 23, 2019 7:57 AM

Nathan Eovaldi will have elbow surgery on Thursday and will be out of action for 4-6 weeks, according to a source.

The Boston Red Sox placed Eovaldi on the injured list Saturday because of a loose body in his right (throwing) elbow.

The 29-year-old knew something was wrong when he could not straighten out his arm during the team's off day in Tampa Bay last week.

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Tags: Boston Red Sox, Injury, Misc Rumor

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MRI On Jacob deGrom's Elbow Comes Back Clean

Apr 23, 2019 7:54 AM

Jacob deGrom is still expected to start Friday night after an MRI on his right elbow showed no damage.

deGrom underwent the test on Monday morning.

"No problems whatsoever," Brodie Van Wagenen said. "We got the answers we were hoping for."

The right-hander threw a 30-pitch bullpen session Monday. deGrom reported soreness last week, and the Mets put him on the injured list while the team was in St. Louis.

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Tags: New York Mets, Injury, Misc Rumor

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All 13 Of Christian Yelich's Home Runs Have Come At Home

Apr 22, 2019 8:32 AM

Christian Yelich has hit 13 home runs this season for the Milwaukee Brewers.

He's hitting .361/.455/.880 with 31 RBI in 22 games.

Eight of Yelich's home runs have come against the St. Louis Cardinals.

Incredibly, all 13 of his long balls have come at Miller Park. He's played nine games on the road and 13 at home.

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Joey Gallo Records First Sacrifice Fly Of Career

Apr 22, 2019 8:15 AM

Joey Gallo ended an unusual drought by recording the first sacrifice fly of his Major League career during Sunday afternoon's Texas Rangers-Houston Astros game.

Gallo's first sacrifice fly came in his 1,337th plate appearance. He held the record for most career plate appearances without one.

Remarkably, Gallo is one of baseball's most extreme fly ball hitters.

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Tags: Texas Rangers, Misc Rumor, Stats

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Mets 'Keeping A Close Eye On' Gio Gonzalez

Apr 22, 2019 8:08 AM

The New York Mets again appear interested in Gio Gonzalez, according to a report.

Gonzalez opted out of his Minor League contract with the New York Yankees on Saturday and the Mets are "keeping a close eye on" the situation.

The Mets considered signing Gonzalez during the offseason.

Kevin Kernan/New York Post

Tags: New York Mets, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

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Max Scherzer Tweaked Muscle Dodging Foul Ball
Max Scherzer is day-to-day after tweaking his left intercostal while dodging a foul ball in the dugout over the weekend.

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Matt Shoemaker Out For Season With Torn ACL
The Blue Jays have placed pitcher Matt Shoemaker on the injured list.

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Pujols Passes Ruth For Fifth Place On All-Time RBI List
Albert Pujols passed Babe Ruth in the ninth inning on Saturday night with his 1,993rd career RBI.

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Albert Pujols Ties Babe Ruth For 5th On All-Time RBI List
Albert Pujols doubled in the third inning Saturday night driving home Andrelton Simmons for his 1,992nd career RBI.

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Mets Place deGrom On IL, Will Have MRI
Mets ace Jacob deGrom will go on the injured list with a sore right arm, retroactive to Tuesday.

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Matt Shoemaker Injures Knee During Rundown
Matt Shoemaker is off to a 3-0 start with a 1.75 ERA after missing five months of 2018 with a right forearm strain.

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Aaron Judge Likely To IL With Oblique Injury
Aaron Judge injured his left oblique while taking a swing during Saturday's game at Yankee Stadium.

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Gio Gonzalez Opts Out Of Yankees Deal
The Yankees have 48 hours to release pitcher Gio Gonzalez or add him to the major league roster.

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Francisco Lindor Returns From Injuries
Indians shortstop Francisco Lindor has missed the season's first 18 games with ankle and calf strain issues.

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Red Sox Place Nathan Eovaldi On IL
Red Sox pitcher Nathan Eovaldi has a loose body in the right elbow.

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Yankees, Logan Morrison Agree To Minor League Deal
Veteran first baseman Logan Morrison will make $1M if he's added to the major league roster.

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Shohei Ohtani Joins Team For Batting Practice
The Angels expect Shohei Ohtani to return to the lineup in May.

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Marlins Fire Hitting Coach Mike Pagliarulo
The Marlins currently rank last in the majors in runs scored.

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Mets Likely To Place Jacob deGrom On IL
Mets ace Jacob dGrom has a sore right arm and is returning to New York for an MRI on his elbow.

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Dodgers Moving Julio Urias To Bullpen
The Dodgers are moving Julio Urias to the bullpen to make room for the return of Hyun-Jin Ryu from the injured list.

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David Price Warns Red Sox Could Sell Off If They Don't Start Winning
The Red Sox are 6-13 and only the Marlins have a worse run differential.

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Dallas Keuchel Open To One-Year Deal
If Dallas Keuchel signs after June's Major League Draft, he wouldn't be tied to pick compensation.

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Khris Davis Signs Two-Year, $33.5M Extension With A's
Khris Davis has a major league-leading 10 home runs this season.

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Nationals, Anthony Rendon Meet To Discuss Extension
The Nationals and Anthony Rendon met before batting practice on Tuesday to discuss a possible contract extension.

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Braves Lose Arodys Vizcaino For Season
Arodys Vizcaino will miss the rest of the season after undergoing shoulder surgery to clean up his labrum and remove scar tissue.

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