March 2022 - Baseball Wiretap

Jacob deGrom Feeling Tightness In Right Shoulder

Mar 31, 2022 11:28 PM

New York Mets ace Jacob deGrom felt tightness in his right shoulder while throwing long toss and might not be able to make his scheduled spring start Friday, according to manager Buck Showalter.

Tags: New York Mets, Misc Rumor

Royals To Keep Mike Matheny Through 2023 Season

Apr 1, 2022 8:26 AM

The Kansas City Royals exercised their club option on Mike Matheny for the 2023 season on Thursday, eliminating any uncertainty over whether their manager will remain with the club after the coming season.

Matheny is entering his third season with the Royals, which includes the COVID-19-shortened 2020 season and his first 162-game run as the manager last season. He is 100-122 with Kansas City and 691-596 overall, which includes seven seasons as the manager of the St. Louis Cardinals.

Tags: Kansas City Royals, Misc Rumor

Robinson Cano To First Base Again With Mets

Mar 31, 2022 8:00 AM

Robinson Cano is going to try out first base with the New York Mets as the regular season nears.

A second baseman throughout his career, Cano is scheduled to play first in spring training Thursday.

Cano, 39, has played 2,158 games at second base during his 16-year major league career. His only experience at first was 14 games with the Seattle Mariners in 2018.


Associated Press

Tags: New York Mets, Misc Rumor

Blue Jays Expected To Sign Dexter Fowler

Mar 30, 2022 10:21 PM

The Toronto Blue Jays are "expected to sign" Dexter Fowler to a minor-league contract, according to a report.

Fowler, 36 tore his ACL in just his seventh game with the Los Angeles Angels in 2021. He was in the final year of his contract.

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Tags: Toronto Blue Jays, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

Max Fried To Start Opener For Braves

Mar 30, 2022 10:19 PM

The Atlanta Braves have named Max Fried their starter on Opening Day against the Cincinnati Reds.

Fried was the starter in Atlanta's decisive Game 6 World Series win over the Houston Astros in October.

It will be the left-hander's second consecutive Opening Day start.

The Braves are expected to use a six-man rotation as they open the season by playing 14 consecutive days before their first off day.

Associated Press

Tags: Atlanta Braves, Misc Rumor

Hunter Greene Makes Reds' Starting Rotation

Mar 30, 2022 10:17 PM

Hunter Greene, the second overall pick from the 2017 amateur draft, will break camp with the Cincinnati Reds.

Greene will enter the season as the Reds' No. 2 starter behind Tyler Mahle.

David Bell informed Greene that he'd made the team Tuesday, and Cincinnati announced it Wednesday. He reached 104 mph with his fastball at Triple-A last season.

"I'm still at a loss for words. I knew yesterday, but I had to keep it on the down low. I told my family," Greene said. "A lot of work went into this. There were so many obstacles, so many ups and downs, but it is not going to be the last time I face adversity. I've learned a lot of life lessons. I had to grow up pretty quick for some things."

Associated Press

Tags: Cincinnati Reds, Misc Rumor

Second Base Will Be Moved In During MiLB Season

Mar 30, 2022 8:31 AM

Baseball will be moving in second base, slightly closer to home plate, during the second half of the minor league baseball season.

Second base will be about 13.5 inches closer to first and third during the experiment.

The move of the base would be to line second base up inside the 90-degree turn like the other bases. 

Matt Snyder/CBS Sports

Tags: Misc Rumor

Pirates Send Oneil Cruz To Triple-A In 'Development Decision'

Mar 30, 2022 8:26 AM

The Pittsburgh Pirates have sent Oneil Cruz to Triple-A Indianapolis to begin the season.

ESPN's Kiley McDaniel ranks Cruz as the No. 13 prospect in baseball.

"It was a development decision," Derek Shelton said. "There's still room for development and still things that we feel he can maximize on."

Cruz, 23, played 63 games at Double-A Altoona and six with Indianapolis before being called up to the majors at the end of last season.


Tags: Pittsburgh Pirates, Misc Rumor

Trevor Bauer Files Defamation Lawsuit Against The Athletic

Mar 31, 2022 6:04 PM

Trevor Bauer has sued The Athletic and former reporter Molly Knight, accusing them of "creating and spreading the false narrative" that he had fractured a woman's skull during a sexual encounter.

The 26-page complaint alleges two counts of defamation.

A woman obtained a protection order against Bauer under California's Domestic Violence Prevention Act last June as the result of an alleged assault that left the woman with "severe physical and emotional pain," per the woman's attorney.

The Athletic reported last June 30 that "there were signs of a basilar skull fracture," citing a declaration by the woman.


Tags: Los Angeles Dodgers, Misc Rumor

White Sox Acquire Adam Haseley From Phillies

Mar 30, 2022 8:20 AM

The Chicago White Sox have acquired Adam Haseley in a trade with the Philadelphia Phillies.

The White Sox sent pitcher McKinley Moore to the Phillies in the deal.

Haseley was the eighth overall pick in the 2017 amateur draft.

Associated Press

Tags: Chicago White Sox, Philadelphia Phillies, Misc Rumor, Official Trade, Trade Rumor

Guardians, Jose Ramirez Have Had Informal Extension Discussions

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Padres Acquire Matt Beaty From Dodgers

Steve Adams/MLB Trade Rumors

Twins Sign Chris Archer To One-Year Deal


Giants' Evan Longoria To Have Finger Surgery

Associated Press

Albert Pujols: 'This Is It For Me'

Associated Press

Yankees Will Offer Aaron Judge Extension Before Opening Day

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Yankees Sign Shelby Miller To Minor League Deal

Associated Press

A's Bring Back Jed Lowrie On One-Year Deal


Rays Option Brendan McKay To Minor Leagues

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Diamondbacks, Ketel Marte Agree Upon Five-Year, $76M Extension

Jeff Passan/ESPN

Albert Pujols Signs One-Year, $2.5M Deal With Cardinals

Alden Gonzalez/ESPN

Astros Want To Avoid Hitting Jose Altuve Leadoff

Associated Press

Dave Roberts Predicts Dodgers Will Win It All: 'Put It On Record'

Jesse Sanchez/MLB

Trevor Story Got Vaccinated While Finalizing Red Sox Deal


Nationals Being Patient With Stephen Strasburg's Recovery

Associated Press

Angels, Max Stassi Agree To Three-Year, $17.5M Deal

Alden Gonzalez/ESPN

Andrew Miller Retires After 16 Seasons

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D-Backs, Zach Davies Agree To One-Year Deal

Blue Jays Trade Randal Grichuk To Rockies For Raimel Tapia

M's Sign Sergio Romo To One-Year, $2M Deal