August 2019 - Baseball Wiretap

Cubs Add Ben Zobrist To Roster

Aug 31, 2019 11:00 PM

The Cubs have activated Ben Zobrist from the restricted list to help with their postseason push.

Zobrist, 38, has been out since May 8 while going through a divorce. The 2016 World Series MVP is batting .241 with 10 RBIs in 26 games this year.

Tags: Chicago Cubs, Misc Rumor

Twins Break MLB Record With 268th HR This Season

Aug 31, 2019 10:58 PM

The Minnesota Twins broke the major league record by hitting their 268th home run of the 2019 season Saturday night.

The Twins hit six home runs in their 10-7 loss to the Detroit Tigers at Comerica Park.

Tags: Minnesota Twins, Game Recap, Misc Rumor, Team Achievement

Indians Lose Tyler Naquin To Torn ACL

Aug 31, 2019 5:41 PM

Indians left fielder Tyler Naquin has a torn ACL in his right knee, the second major injury the team has suffered in a week as it makes a push for the playoffs.

Tags: Cleveland Indians, Injury, Misc Rumor

Sean Manaea To Make Season Debut Sunday Against Yanks

Aug 31, 2019 3:26 PM

Sean Manaea is scheduled to start Sunday for the Athletics at Yankee Stadium, his season debut after recovering from left shoulder surgery.

A's manager Bob Melvin says Manaea will come off the injured list when rosters expand Sunday.

Tags: Oakland Athletics, New York Yankees, Injury, Misc Rumor

Yankees Place CC Sabathia On IL With Knee Inflammation

Aug 31, 2019 11:44 AM

Yankees left-hander CC Sabathia was placed on the 10-day injured list Saturday with knee inflammation after leaving his start Friday with soreness.

The right knee has bothered him for years, and he experienced discomfort and was pulled after 48 pitches against the Oakland Athletics.

Tags: New York Yankees, Injury, Misc Rumor

Luis Castillo, Octavio Dotel Cleared Of Money Laundering

Aug 30, 2019 10:57 PM

A week after Luis Castillo and Octavio Dotel headlined a list of suspects named in an investigation of drug trafficking in the Dominican Republic, local authorities have cleared the former MLB players of charges of money laundering.

Tags: Legal, Misc Rumor

Dodgers Place Max Muncy On IL With Wrist Fracture

Aug 30, 2019 10:55 PM

The Los Angeles Dodgers have placed infielder Max Muncy on the 10-day injured list with a right wrist fracture.

The move is retroactive to Thursday.

Tags: Los Angeles Dodgers, Injury, Misc Rumor

CC Sabathia Leaves Game With Knee Soreness, Hopes To Pitch Again

Aug 30, 2019 10:53 PM

Yankees left-hander CC Sabathia was pulled from his start Friday night against the Athletics with a recurrence of right knee soreness that has bothered him for years.

Sabathia, who plans to retire at the end of the season, said he will get his knee drained Saturday and hopes to be able to pitch again this season.

Tags: New York Yankees, Injury, Misc Rumor

Royals Sold To John Sherman, Investors

Aug 30, 2019 5:44 PM

The Kansas City Royals said in a statement Friday the team has sold and the closing of the sale to local businessman John Sherman and a group of investors is pending customary approval from Major League Baseball.

"The decision to sell the Royals was difficult for our family," said David Glass, the team's owner and CEO since he acquired the team in April 2000, in a statement. "Our goal, which I firmly believe we've achieved, was to have someone local, who truly loved the game of baseball and who would be a great steward for this franchise going forward.

Tags: Kansas City Royals, Legal, Misc Rumor, Team Achievement

Wally Backman Arrested On Domestic Violence Charges

Aug 30, 2019 5:23 PM

Former Mets second baseman Wally Backman was arrested Friday morning and charged with domestic violence in Riverhead, New York.

The 59-year-old minor league manager was accused Friday of pushing a woman against a wall, twisting her hand and taking her phone so she couldn't call 911.

Backman pleaded not guilty to harassment and criminal mischief charges. He was ordered to stay away from the woman and is due back in court Sept. 17.

Tags: New York Mets, Arizona Diamondbacks, Legal, Misc Rumor

Coroner: Tyler Skaggs Died From Accidental Overdose

Orioles Pitcher, Coach Get In Argument Over Shifts

Shanna McCarriston/CBS Sports

Twins Break Major League Record For Road Home Runs


Aristides Aquino Sets NL Rookie Home Run Mark

Associated Press

David Glass Expected To Sell Royals For More Than $1B

Matt Snyder/CBS Sports

Jeff Luhnow Expects Astros To Finish With MLB's Best Record

Sean Salisbury/SportsTalk 790

Indians Plan To Activate Carlos Carrasco On Sunday


Ron Gardenhire Wants To Return To Tigers

Associated Press

Trevor Bauer: I Don't Really Miss A Whole Lot About Cleveland

Pete Blackburn/CBS Sports

Dodgers Considering Calling Up Gavin Lux

Ken Rosenthal/The Athletic

Braves Get Dansby Swanson Back From Injured List


Original Rays Owner Vince Naimoli Dies At 81


MLB Rejected Dodgers' Request To Wear Traditional Uniforms

R.J. Anderson/CBS Sports

Yankees Seek 'Good Explanation' From MLB On Controversial Play

Mike Axisa/CBS Sports

Pirates Likely To Exercise Chris Archer's 2020 Option

Nubyjas Wilborn/Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

David Ortiz Hires Ex-Police Commish To Probe Shooting


Didi Gregorius' Right Shoulder X-Rays Negative

Louisiana Wins Little League World Series

A's To Retire Dave Stewart's No. 34 Next Season

Aaron Judge Delivers On HR Promise To Coach's Dad