Baseball Wiretap

Dodgers' Justin Turner Likely Done For Season

Oct 21, 2021 8:37 AM

The Los Angeles Dodgers will likely be without Justin Turner for the remainder of their season.

Turner sustained a hamstring injury while hitting into a double-play in the seventh inning of a 9-2 loss against the Atlanta Braves in Game 4 of the NLCS on Wednesday night.

Dave Roberts revealed in his postgame interview that the early indication is that Turner has a Grade 2 strain, which is defined as a partial tear of one or more hamstring muscles.

"So, I think that'll be it for him," Roberts said. The normal recovery period for a partial tear is four to eight weeks.

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Tags: Los Angeles Dodgers, Injury

Mets' Carlos Carrasco Undergoes Surgery To Remove Bone Fragment

Oct 21, 2021 8:44 AM

Carlos Carrasco has had surgery to remove a bone fragment from his pitching elbow and is projected to resume baseball activities this winter.

New York Mets medical director David Altchek operated Tuesday at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York.

Carrasco went 1-5 with a 6.04 ERA in 12 starts.

His tore his right hamstring during spring training and didn't make his season debut until July 30.

Associated Press

Tags: New York Mets, Injury

Andy Haines Out As Brewers' Hitting Coach

Oct 21, 2021 8:40 AM

Andy Haines is out as hitting coach of the Milwaukee Brewers.

The Brewers scored a total of six runs in their four-game loss to the Atlanta Braves in the NLDS.

The club announced Wednesday they wouldn't be renewing Haines' contract.

Associated Press

Tags: Milwaukee Brewers, Misc Rumor

Brian Cashman: Yankees Will 'Address' Shortstop Position

Oct 20, 2021 8:37 AM

Brian Cashman says that the New York Yankees intend to "address" the shortstop position this offseason.

"Shortstop is an area of need. We have to address it," Cashman said during a press conference to announce a new contract for manager Aaron Boone.

The Yankees have moved Gleyber Torres from short to second base, where he fits better defensively. Gio Urshela then took over at short.

R.J. Anderson/CBS Sports

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

Javier Baez, Mets Could Agree On New Deal Quickly

Oct 20, 2021 8:34 AM

There is a real chance Javier Baez and the New York Mets could agree on a new contract early in the offseason, according to league sources.

There remains a chance Baez could hit the open market among an impressive class of shortstops that includes Carlos Correa, Trevor Story and Corey Seager.

If the Mets make a strong offer early, Baez may be inclined to accept.

Andy Martino/SNY

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

Qualifying Offer Confirmed At $18.4M

Oct 20, 2021 8:29 AM

The Major League Baseball qualifying offer has dropped by $500,000 to $18.4 million.

The figure is determined by the average of the top 125 Major League contracts this year and marks only the second time that the price has fallen.

A qualifying offer can be made through the fifth day after the World Series, and a player has a week after that to accept.

If a team makes a qualifying offer to a player who signs a contract with another club before the amateur draft, his former club would receive a draft pick as compensation at the end of the first round or at the end of competitive balance round B.

Associated Press

Tags: Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

Yankees To Retain Aaron Boone As Manager

Oct 19, 2021 4:46 PM

Aaron Boone will return as manager of the New York Yankees on a new three-year deal with a club option for 2025.

"We have a person and manager in Aaron Boone who possesses the baseball acumen and widespread respect in our clubhouse to continue to guide us forward," Hal Steinbrenner said in a statement. "As a team and as an organization, we must grow, evolve and improve. We need to get better. Period.

"I know Aaron fully embraces our expectations of success, and I look forward to drawing on his intelligence, instincts and leadership in pursuit of our next World Series championship."

Boone's contract was set to expire after the conclusion of the World Series.


Tags: New York Yankees, Misc Rumor

Billy Beane Withdraws Name From Consideration For Mets' Job

Oct 19, 2021 7:44 AM

Billy Beane has informed the New York Mets that he doesn't wish to pursue the club's vacant president of baseball operations role.

The Mets recently obtained permission from the Oakland Athletics to speak with Beane.

Joel Sherman/New York Post

Tags: New York Mets, Misc Rumor

Carter Hawkins Looks To Raise Bar 'Even Further' As Cubs GM

Oct 19, 2021 7:42 AM

Carter Hawkins was formally introduced as the Chicago Cubs' new general manager on Monday.

Hawkins comes to Chicago after 14 seasons with the Cleveland Indians, including the last five as an assistant general manager. He also supervised the team's player development department.

"What Jed [Hoyer] and Theo [Epstein] started to put together roughly 10 years ago today has raised the bar in Chicago for baseball to an incredibly high level," Hawkins said. "The challenge is how do we raise it even further, and that is a difficult challenge, but one I'm eager to take on."

Associated Press

Tags: Chicago Cubs, Misc Rumor

Giants To Exercise Buster Posey's $22M Option

Oct 19, 2021 7:38 AM

The San Francisco Giants plan to exercise Buster Posey's $22 million club option for the 2022 season as long as the veteran wants to keep playing.

Posey's contract includes a $3 million buyout.

The 34-year-old helped lead the Giants to a franchise-record 107 wins and their first National League West title since 2012 this season.

"He is in our estimation the best catcher in baseball this year," Farhan Zaidi said. "Obviously want to have conversations with Buster and continue to have internal conversations about that, but having him on this team next year is a high priority."

Associated Press

Tags: San Francisco Giants, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

Red Sox Play 'Close To A Perfect Game' In Game 3 Win

Jesse Rogers/ESPN

Padres Expected To Interview Mike Shildt

Mark Polishuk/MLB Trade Rumors

MLB Clubs To Give Minor League Players Housing

Jeff Passan/ESPN

Red Sox To Start Eduardo Rodriguez In Game 3 Of ALCS

Associated Press

Cubs Name Carter Hawkins New GM

Tony La Russa To Return As White Sox Manager


Gabe Kapler: Check-Swing Call 'Disappointing' Ending

Associated Press

Max Scherzer's First Save Sends Dodgers To NLCS

Tim Keown/ESPN

Cardinals Fire Mike Shildt Over 'Philosophical Differences'


Yankees Shake Up Coaching Staff Under Aaron Boone

Cubs Planning To Hire Carter Hawkins As General Manager

The Athletic

Padres Looked Into Anthony Rizzo Trade At Deadline

Dennis Lin/The Athletic

Carlos Correa Discusses Possibility Of Signing With Cubs

Gordon Wittenmyer/NBC Sports

Rob Manfred: A's May Be Unable To Stay In Oakland

Sports Business Journal

Rays' David Hess Diagnosed With Cancerous Tumor In Chest

Associated Press

A's 'Icon' Ray Fosse Dies At Age 74 After Bout With Cancer

Mets Considering Josh Byrnes In Front Office Search

Buster Olney/ESPN

Qualifying Offer Value Set At $18.4M

Buster Olney/ESPN

Braves Replace Jorge Soler On Playoff Roster

R.J. Anderson/CBS Sports

Tony La Russa Upset Over 'Intentional' Jose Abreu Plunking

Jesse Rogers/ESPN