December 2022 - Baseball Wiretap

Roger Clemens In Stands As Son Kody Makes MLB Debut

May 31, 2022 11:54 PM

\Roger Clemens has had some big baseball moments in the city of Detroit. Not many of them had him as fired up as the second game of Tuesday's doubleheader between the Detroit Tigers and Minnesota Twins.

Clemens flew into town from Texas to see his son Kody make his major league debut for the Tigers after being called up by Detroit on Monday.

A third-round pick in the 2018 amateur draft, Kody Clemens was hitting .283 at Toledo with eight homers and 31 RBIs in 45 games.

Tags: Detroit Tigers, Misc Rumor

Mets Option Dominic Smith To Triple-A, Promote Adonis Medina

May 31, 2022 4:36 PM

The Mets have optioned first baseman/outfielder Dominic Smith to Triple-A Syracuse amid a slow start to the season for the 26-year-old.

The Mets announced Smith's demotion Tuesday and promoted right-hander Adonis Medina before a game against the Washington Nationals.

Tags: New York Mets, Misc Rumor

White Sox Place Dallas Keuchel On Release Waivers

May 31, 2022 8:30 AM

After designating him for assignment over the weekend, the Chicago White Sox have announced that Dallas Keuchel has been placed on unconditional release waivers.

Keuchel had logged 51 starts and 257 1/3 innings for the White Sox since the start of the 2020 season. He is still owed $14.1 million for the remainder of this season, making it unlikely he'll be claimed by another club.

If he clears waivers and is then released by the White Sox, another club would only be responsible for the prorated Major League minimum salary.

Mark Polishuk/MLB Trade Rumors

Tags: Chicago White Sox, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

Carlos Martinez Suspended 80 Games For PED Use

May 31, 2022 8:25 AM

Carlos Martinez has been suspended 80 games by Major League Baseball after testing positive for Ibutamoren, which is in violation of Major League Baseball's Joint Drug Prevention and Treatment Program.

Martinez, who signed a five-year contract extension with the St. Louis Cardinals in 2017, had his club option for 2022 declined after a series of rough seasons.

He signed a minor league deal with the San Francisco Giants this March, but was released in April. He landed with the Boston Red Sox, but managed just two starts for Triple-A Worcester before he was released again.

Darragh McDonald/MLB Trade Rumors

Tags: Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor, Suspension

Royals Place Zack Greinke On IL With Flexor Strain

May 31, 2022 8:21 AM

The Kansas City Royals have placed Zack Greinke on the injured list with a strained right forearm.

Greinke, 38, complained of tightness in his arm following Sunday's start against the Minnesota Twins.

 He is 0-4 with 5.05 ERA this season.

"Any guy who has been around as long as he has, he kind of knows what he feels and knows what most likely will work," Mike Matheny said. "We're just trying to get ahead of it right now, just looks like it's going to take a little time."

Associated Press

Tags: Kansas City Royals, Injury, Misc Rumor

Gabe Kapler Puts Anthem Protest On Hold For Memorial Day

May 31, 2022 8:16 AM

Gabe Kapler stood when the national anthem was played before the San Francisco GIants' game against the Philadelphia Phillies on Memorial Day.

Kapler began a protest against the direction of the nation on Friday.

"Today, I'll be standing for the anthem," Kapler said Monday on his blog. "While I believe strongly in the right to protest and the importance of doing so, I also believe strongly in honoring and mourning our country's service men and women who fought and died for that right. Those who serve in our military, and especially those who have paid the ultimate price for our rights and freedoms, deserve that acknowledgment and respect, and I am honored to stand on the line today to show mine."

The manager had been avoiding the field during the national anthem as a protest after last week's school shooting in Uvalde, Texas, but he said Sunday that he was considering suspending his protest in light of Monday being Memorial Day.

"I'm very comfortable taking it day by day," Kapler said Sunday of his protest. "I think I'll just decide what makes the most sense in the moment."


Tags: San Francisco Giants, Misc Rumor

Brewers Place Brandon Woodruff On IL

May 30, 2022 4:02 PM

The Milwaukee Brewers placed right-handed starter Brandon Woodruff on the 15-day injured list with a right high ankle sprain Monday before their split doubleheader with the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field.

The move is retroactive to May 28.

Woodruff, a two-time All-Star, suffered the injury in his previous start Friday at St. Louis, when he pitched four innings in a loss.

Tags: Milwaukee Brewers, Injury

Twins Place Royce Lewis On IL, Recall Jose Miranda

May 30, 2022 1:07 PM

The Minnesota Twins placed Royce Lewis on the 10-day injured list Monday with a bone bruise to his right knee suffered when he collided with the outfield wall while making a catch in the game against the Kansas City Royals.

Infielder Jose Miranda, who was optioned to Triple-A St. Paul when Lewis was recalled Sunday, was recalled to replace Lewis on the 26-man roster.

Tags: Minnesota Twins, Injury

Tigers Call Up Kody Clemens

May 30, 2022 1:02 PM

Kody Clemens, the youngest son of seven-time Cy Young winner Roger Clemens, has been called up to the majors by the Detroit Tigers, it was announced Monday.

Clemens, a 26-year-old left-handed hitter who plays infield and outfield, was added to the roster in time for Monday's game vs. Minnesota Twins.

Tags: Detroit Tigers, Misc Rumor

Joe Girardi Not Worried About Job Security With Phillies

May 30, 2022 12:58 PM

Phillies manager Joe Girardi says he is not worried about his job security amid a losing stretch that has dropped Philadelphia 10½ games behind the New York Mets in the National League East.

The Phillies have lost 10 of their past 14 games and ended their seven-game road trip in disappointing fashion Sunday night, when they squandered a ninth-inning lead in a 5-4 walk-off loss to the rival Mets.

Tags: Philadelphia Phillies, Misc Rumor

Pirates Acquire Yu Chang From Guardians For Cash

Tim Anderson Leaves Game, Headed To IL

Twins Recall Royce Lewis To Play Multiple Positions

Some Managers Support Gabe Kapler, Tony La Russa Differs

Jacob deGrom Says Injured Shoulder Feels 'Completely Normal'

MLB Suspends Tommy Pham For Three-Games For Slapping Joc Pederson

Braves Call Up Top Prospect Michael Harris

White Sox Designate Dallas Keuchel For Assignment

Tommy Pham Slaps Joc Pederson Over Fantasy Football Dispute

Kapler: 'Not Okay With The State Of This Country' In Wake Of Shootings

Trevor Story Enjoying Historic RBI Streak

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Jeff Bagwell Calls 'Moneyball' A 'Farce'

Chris Bengel/CBS Sports

MLB Scolds Clubs Over Subpar Facilities For Women

Jeff Passan/ESPN

Yankees, Rays Team Up For Gun Violence Awareness

Joon Lee/ESPN

MLB Teams Can Carry 14 Pitchers Through June 19

Yankees, Matt Carpenter Agree To One-Year Deal

Josh Donaldson Apologizes To Jackie Robinson's Wife, Family

Tim Anderson Wants 'No Friendship' With Josh Donaldson

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Ronald Acuna Sidelined By Grade 1 Quad Strain


Yankees Place Giancarlo Stanton On IL With Calf Strain