U.S. Cellular part of Jackie Robinson West parade

Aug 26, 2014 | No Comments

U.S. Cellular Field stands as one of six gathering points for fans during Wednesday’s championship parade for the Jackie Robinson West Little League team, beginning at 9 a.m. CT at Jackie Robinson Park and making its way to Millennium Park for a rally at approximately 11 a.m.

Francona keeping close eye on Gomes

Francona keeping close eye on Gomes

Aug 26, 2014 | No Comments

Indians catcher Yan Gomes will be eligible to come off Major League Baseball’s seven-day concussion list on Friday in Kansas City. Cleveland manager Terry Francona has a feeling Gomes will be doing everything he can to be activated that night.

Mets fans go for ‘Bucks’ on Citi Field date

Aug 26, 2014 | No Comments

A pair of local Mets fans wound up starring in the latest episode of the hit MLB.com game show “Bucks on the Pond” powered by Ford, and you can watch the video right here to see for yourself how a seemingly ordinary beverage vessel played a key role in a ballpark date.

Clock ticking on Darvish’s return this season

Aug 26, 2014 | No Comments

The chances of Yu Darvish pitching for the Rangers again this season are starting to vanish. General manager Jon Daniels admitted Monday that the calendar is starting to work against the Rangers.

Pirates Designate Jayson Nix For Assignment

Aug 25, 2014 | No Comments

The Pirates announced that they have designated infielder Jayson Nix for assignment in order to clear roster space for Jose Tabata. The 31-year-old Nix appeared in 16 games for the Pirates this season but totaled just 39 plate appearances and batted just .111/.158/.111. In 82 combined plate appearances between the Pirates and Phillies, he’s batted .133/.188/.173. While those numbers aren’t exactly enticing, Nix does have a 12-homer and a 14-homer season under his belt, and he’s posted double-digit stolen base totals twice as well. Overall, Nix is a lifetime .214/.284/.347 hitter in 1456 Major League plate appearances between the Rockies, White Sox, Indians, Blue Jays, Yankees, Rays, Phillies and Pirates. He has experience at second base, shortstop, third base and both outfield corners, though his outfield work has been fairly limited. Tabata’s recall was first reported earlier today along with the news that the Pirates will briefly demote top prospect Gregory Polanco to Triple-A

Feldman could draw interest from contenders

Aug 24, 2014 | No Comments

Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports reported on Sunday morning the Astros had placed starter Scott Feldman on revocable waivers. The right-hander is expected to clear or be claimed by Monday, according to Rosenthal.

Rangers deal Soto to AL West-rival A’s

Aug 24, 2014 | No Comments

Another day, another Rangers catcher traded. This time, it was Geovany Soto getting dealt to the division rival A’s on Sunday — less than 24 hours after the Rangers traded fellow catcher Chris Gimenez to the Indians.

Banged-up Gardner, Ellsbury sit out finale

Aug 24, 2014 | No Comments

Brett Gardner and Jacoby Ellsbury were both out of the Yankees’ lineup for injury-related reasons on Sunday, as the club prepared to face the White Sox and left-hander Chris Sale.

Orioles Designate Cord Phelps For Assignment

Aug 24, 2014 | No Comments

The Orioles announced that they have designated infielder Cord Phelps for assignment in order to clear roster space for right-hander Miguel Gonzalez. The 27-year-old Phelps, formerly a top prospect with the Indians, went hitless in two at-bats with the O’s this season. He’s spent the rest of the season with Triple-A Norfolk, where he posted a .258/.358/.380 batting line with seven homers in 395 plate appearances. Those marks are noticeably lower than the career .281/.365/.453 batting line he owns at the highest minor league level. The Orioles originally claimed Phelps off waivers from Cleveland, and they’ve already outrighted him to Triple-A once. He can be a minor league free agent following the season.

Papi exits with elbow contusion, should play Sunday

Aug 23, 2014 | No Comments

Red Sox slugger David Ortiz exited Saturday’s game with a left elbow contusion, a result of being belted by a 92-mph fastball from Mariners lefty reliever Charlie Furbush in the bottom of the sixth inning.