October 2022 - Baseball Wiretap

Mets' Tylor Megill, Four Relievers Combine For No-Hitter

May 1, 2022 1:12 AM

New York Mets starter Tylor Megill and four relievers combined on the first no-hitter of the Major League Baseball season, teaming up to throw a whopping 159 pitches and beat the Philadelphia Phillies 3-0 Friday night.

Megill was pulled after five innings and 88 pitches. The bullpen took over from there, with Drew Smith, Joely Rodriguez, Seth Lugo and Edwin Diaz completing the second no-hitter in Mets history.


Tags: New York Mets, Philadelphia Phillies, Game Recap, Team Achievement

Trevor Bauer Suspended By MLB For 324 Games

May 1, 2022 8:12 PM

Trevor Bauer has received a 324-game suspension, which will total two full seasons. Bauer was found to be in violation of the MLB's domestic violence policy.

The suspension is without pay and effective immediately.

Bauer joined the Dodgers in February of 2021 on an inventive short-term contract that would pay him up to $85 million over the course of two seasons, but he didn't pitch beyond June 28 of the first year.

Bauer has been alleged by a then-27-year-old woman that he took consensual rough sex too far, alleging that he choked her unconscious on multiple occasions, repeatedly scratched and punched her throughout her body, sodomized her without consent and left her with injuries that warranted a trip to the emergency room.

Bauer and his attorneys, Jon Fetterolf and Rachel Luba, firmly denied the accusations throughout, calling them "fraudulent" and "baseless" in an initial statement.

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Tags: Los Angeles Dodgers, Suspension

Minor Leaguers' Petition Seeking Spring Training Pay

Apr 29, 2022 3:24 PM

More than 1,000 Minor League players have signed a petition requesting that Major League Baseball clubs provide players with spring training pay.

The petition -- organized by Advocates for Minor Leaguers and submitted to MLB on Thursday -- follows a federal court ruling in March that said minor leaguers are year-round employees.

MLB has argued that minor leaguers are seasonal employees, akin to creative artists, making them exempt from minimum wage laws.


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Tags: Misc Rumor

Royals Lose Adalberto Mondesi To Torn Left ACL

Apr 29, 2022 8:22 AM

Adalberto Mondesi of the Kansas City Royals may be out for the remainder of the season after he suffered a torn ACL in his left knee.

Mondesi had started 14 of 15 games for the Royals this season.

The 26-year-old, who was batting .140 with five stolen bases in five attempts, suffered the injury on an attempted pickoff play Tuesday night against the Chicago White Sox.

Associated Press

Tags: Kansas City Royals, Injury

MLB Suspends Nolan Arenado, Genesis Cabrera For Roles In Brawl

Apr 29, 2022 8:18 AM

Major League Baseball has suspended Nolan Arenado and Genesis Cabrera for their roles in the benches-clearing brawl between the St. Louis Cardinals and New York Mets on Wednesday at Busch Stadium.

Arenado received a two-game suspension for "contributing to the incitement of the incident," while Cabrera received a one-game suspension. Both were also fined an undisclosed amount.

Arenado is appealing his suspension and started Thursday night against the Arizona Diamondbacks, going 2-for-4 in an 8-3 victory. Cabrera served his suspension Thursday.


Tags: St. Louis Cardinals, New York Mets, Misc Rumor, Suspension

Jon Jay Retires After 12 Major League Seasons

Apr 28, 2022 8:14 AM

Jon Jay has announced his retirement from baseball after playing in parts of 12 Major League seasons.

Jay hasn't played since he was released by the Los Angeles Angels in March 2021. He won a World Series championship with the St. Louis Cardinals in 2011.

"As a kid I remember watching SportsCenter highlights and imitating my favorite MLB players," Jay wrote on Instagram.

"It is still surreal to me that I played Major league Baseball. As I officially retire from the game that changed my life, I want to thank everyone who has played a role in getting me here. ... Baseball, you will forever be in my heart."


Tags: St. Louis Cardinals, Misc Rumor

John Means Has Tommy John Surgery, Targets 2023 Return

Apr 28, 2022 8:11 AM

John Means underwent successful Tommy John surgery on his left elbow Wednesday morning in Dallas, according to the Baltimore Orioles.

"Everything went great," Mike Elias said.

The Orioles are hopeful that Means can return in the first half of the 2023 season.


Tags: Baltimore Orioles, Injury

Damaged T206 Honus Wagner Card Sells For $1.5M At Auction

Apr 28, 2022 8:05 AM

A damaged T206 Honus Wagner card sold for $1,528,066 Tuesday morning after a 17-day auction.

The version is missing three sides, has been trimmed and wields a massive crease across its middle, but it still tallied 75 bids.

"The results from this auction speak to the ever-present and growing demand for Wagner cards -- which transcends the hobby -- in any condition," Brian Dwyer, president of Robert Edward Auctions, said.

"This card was [sold] in 2019 for $540,000; that buyer purchased it in 2012 for $198,850. It's exciting to see this card continue to rewrite the record books."

Dan Hajducky/ESPN

Tags: Misc Rumor

Giancarlo Stanton Seventh-Fastest To Reach 350 Home Runs

Apr 28, 2022 8:02 AM

Giancarlo Stanton launched a 417-foot home run on Wednesday, allowing him to become the seventh-fastest player to reach 350 career homers.

Stanton reached the milestone in 1,341 games. The only players to reach 350 homers faster were Babe Ruth, Albert Pujols, Harmon Killebrew, Alex Rodriguez, Juan Gonzalez and Mark McGwire. 

"That's pretty cool," Stanton said. "When I began this journey, I didn't know really what to expect or where I'd be or how long I'd be around. So, it's cool for me."


Tags: New York Yankees, Stats

Giants Acquire Kevin Padlo From Mariners

Apr 27, 2022 8:44 AM

The San Francisco Giants have acquired infielder Kevin Padlo from the Seattle Mariners in exchange for cash.

Seattle had designated Padlo for assignment over the weekend.

Anthony Franco/MLB Trade Rumors

Tags: San Francisco Giants, Seattle Mariners, Misc Rumor, Official Trade

Carlos Correa Open To Long-Term Deal With Twins

Ken Rosenthal/The Athletic

Clubs Allowed To Carry 14 Pitchers Through May 29

Associated Press

MLB Detailed Yankees' Illicit Technology Use In Letter

Buster Olney/ESPN

Chris Bassitt Rips MLB After Mets Suffer Three More HBPs


Khris Davis Intends To Play This Season

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Joe Girardi Says He 'Wouldn't Mind' Automated Strike Zone

Dayn Perry/CBS Sports

Trevor Bauer Sues Woman Who Accused Him Of Assault

Alden Gonzalez/ESPN

Eddie Rosario Needs Procedure To Correct Vision


Jacob deGrom Showing Improvement In Injured Shoulder


Michael Conforto Out For 2022 After Shoulder Surgery

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Byron Buxton Makes History With Longest Walk-Off HR On Record

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Royals Acquire Matt Peacock In Trade With Diamondbacks

Mark Polishuk/MLB Trade Rumors

Japanese Pitcher Roki Sasaki's Perfect Streak Ends At 52 Batters

Mike Axisa/CBS Sports

Eloy Jimenez Expected To Miss Six To Eight Weeks With Hamstring Strain


Yankee Fans Throw Debris At Guardians Outfielders


Miguel Cabrera Becomes Seventh Player With 3,000 Hits, 500 HR's


Padres, Yankees Discussed Joey Gallo Trade

Jon Heyman/MLB Network

Julio Teheran Signs With Staten Island FerryHawks

Darragh McDonald/MLB Trade Rumors

Alex Cora Tests Positive For COVID-19; Will Miss Road Trip

Joon Lee/ESPN

Yankees Walk Miguel Cabrera To Spoil Shot At 3,000th Hit

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