April 2019 - Baseball Wiretap

Cardinals' Alex Reyes Breaks Finger By Punching Wall

Apr 30, 2019 8:10 AM

St. Louis Cardinals prospect Alex Reyes punched a wall following his latest Triple-A start and fractured the left pinky on his non-throwing arm.

The right-hander will miss three weeks of action, but will report to extended spring training to continue throwing.

Reyes began the season in the bullpen, but was optioned to the minors on April 7.

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Tigers Prospect Casey Mize Throws No-Hitter

Apr 30, 2019 8:05 AM

Detroit Tigers top prospect Casey Mize pitched a no-hitter for the Erie Seawolves in his Double-A debut on Monday night.

Mize was the No. 1 overall pick in last year's Major League Baseball draft.

He faced one batter over the minimum and needed just 98 pitches to shut down the Altoona Curve.

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A.J. Pollock Likely Headed To IL With Right Elbow Infection

Apr 30, 2019 8:00 AM

A.J. Pollock has a right elbow infection and will likely be placed on the injured list by the Los Angeles Dodgers.

Pollock hasn't played more than 113 games in a season since he was an All-Star in 2015 because of injuries. He played only 12 games in 2016 after fracturing his right elbow.

The 31-year-old is batting .223 in 28 games this season.

He agreed to a four-year, $55 million deal with the Los Angeles Dodgers in January.

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Albert Pujols Passes Barry Bonds For Third On RBIs List

Apr 29, 2019 8:10 AM

Albert Pujols moved into third place on Major League Baseball's all-time RBIs list with a two-run double on Sunday.

'He's only got two in front of him now," Brad Ausmus said. "It has been an unbelievable career and he continues to add on to it."

Pujols now has 1,997 RBIs and passed Barry Bonds (1,996). Pujols trails only Hank Aaron (2,297) and Alex Rodriguez (2,086) on the RBI leaderboard.

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Mets Designate Travis d'Arnaud For Assignment

Apr 29, 2019 8:01 AM

The New York Mets have designated Travis d'Arnaud for assignment.

In a corresponding move, they recalled catcher Tomas Nido from Triple-A.

The 30-year-old catcher in just 2-for-23 this season. He underwent Tommy John surgery last April.

The Mets acquired d'Arnaud in 2012 as part of the trade with the Toronto Blue Jays that also netted Noah Syndergaard for R.A. Dickey.

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Fernando Tatis, Jr. Suffers Hamstring Injury

Apr 29, 2019 7:55 AM

Fernando Tatis, Jr. left Sunday's game against the Washington Nationals after doing an awkward-looking split while trying to stretch for a throw at second base.

Tatis was unable to keep his foot on the bag on the play.

Andy Green said after the game that the San Diego Padres shortstop suffered a hamstring injury. Green said it was uncertain how much time, if any, Tatis Jr. would miss with his injury.

"I think everyone saw what happened on the field," Green said. "So we are hoping he is OK. We'll find out in time here. He seems in pretty good spirits right now. We'll find out how severe, how mild it is here very shortly."

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Christian Yelich Leaves Game With Lower Back Issue

Apr 28, 2019 7:38 PM

Christian Yelich was pulled from the Milwaukee Brewers' 5-2 loss to the New York Mets on Sunday with lower back discomfort.

Yelich was replaced by Ben Gamel in right field to begin the bottom of the fifth inning.

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Yankees Lose LeMahieu, Urshela To Injuries

Apr 28, 2019 7:35 PM

The New York Yankees lost two more players to injuries when second baseman DJ LeMahieu and third baseman Gio Urshela left Sunday's game against San Francisco.

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White Sox Tie MLB Record With 20 K's

Apr 28, 2019 7:31 PM

The White Sox entered their series finale on Sunday against the Tigers with the worst rotation ERA in baseball and the second-worst overall mark. They exited it with a new strikeout record.

Reynaldo Lopez and three relievers combined to strike out 20 Tigers in Chicago's 4-1 win at Guaranteed Rate Field. That tied the MLB record for a nine-inning game.

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Nationals Place Ryan Zimmerman On IL

Apr 28, 2019 2:30 PM

The Nationals placed starting first baseman Ryan Zimmerman on the 10-day injured list Sunday with plantar fasciitis in his right foot, the team announced.

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White Sox Place Eloy Jimenez On IL
Rookie Eloy Jimenez will miss at least two weeks due to a high right ankle sprain.

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Mets Designate Catcher Travis d'Arnaud
Travis d'Arnaud had gotten off to a slow start this season, with only two hits in his first 23 at-bats.

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Gio Gonzalez Back With Brewers, Will Start Sunday
Veteran pitcher Gio Gonzales has finalized a $2M, one-year deal with the Brewers.

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Clayton Kershaw Records First Win Of The Season
Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw allowed one run over seven innings on Saturday night.

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Pirates Place Chris Archer On IL
Pirates starter Chris Archer has some inflammation in the thumb on his pitching hand.

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Christian Yelich's HR Ties Record For Most Before May 1
Christian Yelich hit his 14th home run on Saturday night as the Brewers beat the Mets by the score of 8-6.

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Dodgers Homer In Record 33 Straight Home Games
Cody Bellinger hit a two-run home run in the first inning Friday night as the Dodgers beat the Pirates by the score of 6-2.

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Nationals' Carter Kieboom Hits Game-Tying HR In Debut
Nats prospect Carter Kieboom hit a solo home run to lead off the bottom of the eighth inning on Friday night.

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Vlad Guerrero Jr. 'Like Having Zion Williamson On Your Team'
Vladimir Guerrero Jr. doubled in the ninth inning to help the Blue Jays beat the A's 4-2 on Friday night.

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Nationals To Call Up Top Prospect Carter Kieboom
Carter Kieboom, 21, is hitting .379/.506/.636 with six doubles, a triple, three homers and 18 RBI in 18 Triple-A games.

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Cubs Have 'No Finish Line' On Addison Russell's Return
Theo Epstein says the Cubs will go "day-to-day" and wait to make a determination on suspended shortstop Addison Russell until after he plays his seven rehab games.

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Yankees Acquire Cameron Maybin In Trade With Indians
Cleveland received cash considerations in the deal.

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Dustin Pedroia Taught Eduardo Rodriguez New Pitch
Eduardo Rodriguez had his best outing of the season for the Boston Red Sox on Wednesday night and credited his success to a new grip on his breaking ball taught to him by Dustin Pedroia.

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Angels Remove Cody Allen From Closer Role
The Angels have demoted closer Cody Allen after a stretch in which he allowed five runs in four games.

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Vlad Jr. To Make Major League Debut On Friday
The 20-year-old third baseman and the son of Hall of Famer Vladimir Guerrero is widely regarded as one of the top prospects in baseball.

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Brewers Sign Gio Gonzalez
Gio Gonzalez will reportedly receive a base salary of $2 million with incentives on top of that.

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Zack Wheeler Throws 100 MPH, Hits 100 MPH Home Run
Zack Wheeler made history on Tuesday night as the Mets defeated the Phillies.

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Carlos Carrasco Leaves Start With Left Knee Discomfort
Carlos Carrasco was pulled after four innings Tuesday night with what the Indians called left knee discomfort.

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Addison Russell Set To Play 7 Games In Minor Leagues
Addison Russell will play seven games at Triple-A Iowa beginning Wednesday before being eligible to rejoin the Cubs on May 3.

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Aaron Judge Will Be 'Down For A While'
The 26-year-old is hitting .288/.404/.521 with five home runs and 11 RBI this season.

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