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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.