Twins Reportedly Listening To Offers On Short-Term Assets

Jul 27, 2017 | No Comments

After dropping three straight games to the Dodgers and falling below .500 for the first time since April, the Twins are now fielding offers on their shorter-term assets, reports MLB.com’s Mark Feinsand (on Twitter). That includes right-hander Ervin Santana and newly acquired lefty Jaime Garcia. They’re also getting hits on closer Brandon Kintzler and second baseman Brian Dozier, Feinsand adds. MLB.com’s Jon Morosi suggested yesterday that the Twins would be open to such moves if their struggles continued. [Related: Minnesota Twins depth chart] The 34-year-old Santana paced the Majors in ERA for a full calendar year, working to a 1.75 ERA from June 1, 2016 to June 1, 2017. However, Santana’s peripheral numbers never came close to supporting that aesthetically pleasing figure, and he’s regressed substantially over the past couple of months

Talking a blue streak: Royals’ run reaches 8

Jul 27, 2017 | No Comments

Eric Hosmer ripped five hits, including his first career grand slam, and the Royals pounded out a season-high 22 hits en route to a 16-2 blowout of the Tigers on Wednesday night at Comerica Park, thus sweeping the three-game series.

Red Sox Sale away with trip-ending shutout

Jul 26, 2017 | No Comments

Chris Sale proved to be the perfect solution to a four-game Red Sox losing streak Wednesday, as the lefty ace fired seven scoreless innings in a 4-0 victory over the Mariners to claim the three-game series finale. The Red Sox completed a 2-4 road trip to Anaheim and Seattle, during which Sale won the first and last games, with Wednesday’s victory preserving Boston’s one-game lead over the Yankees in the American League East at 56-47.

HRs back Cobb’s strong start in win vs. O’s

Jul 26, 2017 | No Comments

Homers and a healthy dose of Alex Cobb led the Rays to a 5-1 win over the Orioles on Wednesday afternoon at Tropicana Field.

Cards recall Mayers as Wainwright hits DL

Cards recall Mayers as Wainwright hits DL

Jul 26, 2017 | No Comments

The Cardinals recalled right-handed pitcher Mike Mayers from Triple-A Memphis on Wednesday to take the spot of righty Adam Wainwright, who was placed on the 10-day disabled list Tuesday.

Astros Outright Ashur Tolliver

Jul 26, 2017 | No Comments

The Astros outrighted left-handed reliever Ashur Tolliver off the 40-man roster earlier today, tweets Brian McTaggart of MLB.com. The Astros have yet to formally announce the move and have not announced a corresponding move. An offseason waiver claim from the Angels organization, the 29-year-old Tolliver appeared in just three big league games and totaled five innings with the Astros in 2017. Tolliver has had a rough go of it in Triple-A Fresno this season, allowing 25 earned runs on 32 hits and 29 walks with 22 strikeouts in 26 2/3 innings. That’s a notable departure from a 2016 campaign in which Tolliver logged a 2.23 ERA with 10.2 K/9 against 3.2 BB/9 through 44 1/3 frames across three minor league levels.

Key DP in 8th helps surging KC win 7th straight

Key DP in 8th helps surging KC win 7th straight

Jul 26, 2017 | No Comments

The Royals turned a critical double play in the eighth inning that helped them preserve their season-high seventh straight win, 3-1 over the Tigers on Tuesday night at Comerica Park.

Moncada, Rosario lead midseason Top 100 Prospects

Moncada, Rosario lead midseason Top 100 Prospects

Jul 25, 2017 | No Comments

A year ago at this time, Alex Bregman ascended to the top spot on MLBPipeline.com’s Top 100 Prospects list. Fast forward to the official re-rank of the Top 100 in 2017. This time, it’s a familiar face in the top spot: Yoan Moncada.

Top 100 Prospects: A melting pot of mashers

Jul 25, 2017 | No Comments

MLBPipeline.com’s midseason Top 100 Prospects list is defined by youth (eight of the top 10 players are 20 or younger) and headlined by more hitters (each of the top 11) and international players (each of the top eight) than ever before.

McCutchen playing like an MVP again

Jul 25, 2017 | No Comments

Once mentioned in trade rumors, Andrew McCutchen may stick around to help Pittsburgh make a playoff push.