May 2019 - Baseball Wiretap

Blue Jays Rookie Cavan Biggio Gets First MLB Hit, HR

May 26, 2019 4:44 PM

Blue Jays rookie second baseman Cavan Biggio recorded his three first major league hits on Sunday, including a home run, with his Hall of Fame father in the stands at Rogers Centre.

Biggio, who was playing in his third major league game on Sunday, was 0-for-6 with three strikeouts before he singled to right field past Padres first baseman Wil Myers in the bottom of the second inning.

In the the bottom of the fourth inning, he homered 405 feet into the upper deck in right field for his first major league home run.

Tags: Toronto Blue Jays, San Diego Padres, Game Recap, Misc Rumor, Personal Award

Pirates Place Francisco Cervelli On Concussion List

May 26, 2019 4:55 PM

The Pirates placed catcher Francisco Cervelli on the seven-day concussion list Sunday in a series of moves.

Cervelli left Saturday night's game against the Dodgers in the fourth inning after he was hit in the helmet by Cody Bellinger's bat following a swing by the outfielder.

Tags: Pittsburgh Pirates, Injury, Misc Rumor

Red Sox To Move David Price Up In Rotation

May 26, 2019 4:51 PM

Red Sox manager Alex Cora said David Price, who left Saturday's game after throwing just 15 pitches because of flu-like symptoms, will be moved up in the rotation and could start on Tuesday or Wednesday.

If he is moved up, Price would be facing the Indians at Fenway Park on just two or three days of rest. It would also mean the Boston lefty would not pitch against the Yankees in New York, where he has a 9.79 ERA in six starts since signing with Boston in 2016.

"We'll see how he feels," Cora said on Sunday before Boston's series finale against Houston.

Tags: Boston Red Sox, Misc Rumor

Astros Place George Springer On IL With Hamstring Strain

May 26, 2019 1:10 PM

The Astros placed outfielder George Springer on the 10-day injured list Saturday with a left hamstring strain, but could be close to getting second baseman Jose Altuve back from injury.

Houston general manager Jeff Luhnow said Springer suffered a Grade 2 sprain, but would not give a timetable for how long the outfielder would be out.

Houston manager AJ Hinch said Springer will miss more than 10 days.

Tags: Houston Astros, Injury, Misc Rumor

Mets DFA Rajai Davis; Activate Michael Conforto

May 26, 2019 1:08 PM

Mets outfielder Michael Conforto has been activated from the 7-day concussion injured list and is in the starting lineup for Sunday's game against the Detroit Tigers.

To make room for Conforto on the roster, the Mets designated outfielder Rajai Davis for assignment. Davis had a memorable debut for the Mets on Wednesday, arriving in the third inning after being called up from Triple-A and hitting a three-run home run in his first at-bat.

Tags: New York Mets, Injury, Misc Rumor

A's Designate Fernando Rodney For Assignment

May 25, 2019 3:19 PM

The Oakland Athletics have designated relief pitcher Fernando Rodney for assignment, the team announced Saturday.

Rodney, 42, has seen his ERA balloon to a career-worst 9.42 this season. He had returned to Oakland for 2019 after the A's exercised a $5.25 million club option.

Tags: Oakland Athletics, Misc Rumor

Yaz's Grandson To Make Debut With Giants

May 25, 2019 3:16 PM

After more than six years in the minor leagues, Mike Yastrzemski -- the grandson of Hall of Famer Carl Yastrzemski -- will make his major league debut Saturday after being called up for the first time.

Yastrzemski will start in left field for the San Francisco Giants and will bat seventh against the Arizona Diamondbacks.

Yastrzemski, 28, was traded to the Giants in March by the Baltimore Orioles, with whom he made his first big league spring training this year.

Tags: San Francisco Giants, Arizona Diamondbacks, Misc Rumor

Nationals GM: Davey Martinez Safe For Now

May 25, 2019 11:53 AM

Davey Martinez's job is safe for now.

"We're not making any decisions with a third of the season gone," said Washington Nationals general manager Mike Rizzo on Friday afternoon, when asked about his confidence level in the Nats manager. "We've got a lot of season left. Davey's not happy with what's going on; nobody's happy with what's going on -- the fan base, ownership, and myself. Things gotta get better. We've got to play better baseball."

Two months into the season, the Nationals have been the most disappointing team in baseball.

Tags: Washington Nationals, Misc Rumor

Mets Agree To Minor League Deals With Kemp, Santana

May 25, 2019 11:50 AM

Looking to replenish their depth, the banged-up New York Mets agreed to minor league contracts Friday with veteran outfielder Matt Kemp and pitcher Ervin Santana.

Each move is pending a successful physical, and both players are expected to report to the club's spring training complex in Port St. Lucie, Florida.

Tags: New York Mets, Misc Rumor, Signing

Diamondbacks To Promote Minor League HR Leader

May 24, 2019 8:24 AM

The Arizona Diamondbacks are close to promoting top prospect Kevin Cron.

According to a source, Cron will be added to Arizona's roster for this weekend's series against the San Francisco Giants.

The 26-year-old is the younger brother of Minnesota Twins slugger C.J. Cron. He leads the Minor Leagues with 21 home runs and 62 RBIs over 44 games with Triple-A Reno this season.

Thomas Harrigan/MLB

Tags: Arizona Diamondbacks, Misc Rumor

Twins On Pace For MLB-Record 324 Home Runs
The Twins homered eight times on Thursday against the Angels, continuing a remarkable pace.


Blue Jays Calling Up Cavan Biggio
The Blue Jays will call up Cavan Biggio to the Major Leagues for the first time on Friday, according to multiple reports.


Giancarlo Stanton Suffers Another Injury Setback
Giancarlo Stanton began a rehab assignment earlier this week, but the Yankees have returned him to the injured list with left calf tightness.

Dayn Perry/CBS Sports

Mets Now Open To Using Edwin Diaz For Multiple Innings
The Mets have struggled over the first quarter of the season and are now changing course on some strategies.

R.J. Anderson/CBS Sports

Gleyber Torres Hits 10th Home Run Of Season Against Orioles
Gleyber Torres homered twice against the Orioles on Wednesday night, giving him 10 in 11 games against the team this season.

Coley Harvey/ESPN

White Sox Turn First Triple Play Of Season
The White Sox turned a triple play against the Astros on Wednesday night.


Zack Greinke Becomes 37th Pitcher To Reach 2,500 Ks
Four other active pitchers have reached the mark -- CC Sabathia, Justin Verlander, Max Scherzer and Felix Hernandez.

Shaun O'Neill/MLB

Orioles Fastest Ever To Allow 100 Home Runs
The Orioles are on pace to allow 338 home runs this year.

Eddie Matz/ESPN

Pitcher Skips MLB Draft, Signs $7M Deal In Japan
Carter Stewart has agreed to a six-year, $7 million contract with the Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks of the Japanese Pacific League, according to sources.

Jeff Passan/ESPN

Yoenis Cespedes Breaks Ankle In Ranch Accident
Yoenis Cespedes hasn't played this season and the Mets may not have him for the rest of 2019.


Julio Urias Reinstated, Will Rejoin Dodgers
Julio Urias will be reinstated from administrative leave following a domestic-violence arrest after Major League Baseball did not obtain a security video that allegedly showed the incident, according

Jeff Passan/ESPN

Mets Sticking With Mickey Callaway 'For The Foreseeable Future'
The Mets were swept in Miami over the weekend and are 21-25.


Cubs Won't Protest Loss To Nationals
Joe Maddon had argued that Nationals reliever Sean Doolittle used an illegal delivery in the ninth inning of the game and said that he was playing under protest.

Jesse Rogers/ESPN

Struggling Tim Tebow Homers For Triple-A Syracuse
The home run came in Tim Tebow's 105th bat-bat.


Hyun-Jin Ryu Extends Scoreless Streak To 31 Innings
Hyun-Jin Ryu shutout the Reds over seven innings on Sunday, extending his Major League-leading scoreless innings streak to 31 innings.

Associated Press

Johnny Cueto Hopes To Return In September
Giants pitcher Johnny Cueto had major elbow surgery last August.

Astros List George Springer Day-To-Day
George Springer left Sunday's game in the fifth inning due to stiffness in his lower back.

Marlins On Pace To Set Mark For MLB Futility
The Marlins are 10-30 this season and have been shut out in 20 percent of their games.

Dayn Perry/CBS Sports

Mariners Recall Mallex Smith From Triple-A
After taking a few weeks to work on his approach at the plate, the Mariners have recalled Mallex Smith from Triple-A Tacoma.


Twins Designate Addison Reed For Assignment
Addison Reed, 30, hasn't pitched in the Major Leagues this season.