The Tigers hope that Jordan Zimmermann can return to the team as early as Sept. 10, barring any setbacks in his rehab, according to manager Brad Ausmus.
The Rangers announced that they have activated outfielder Josh Hamilton from the 60-day disabled list and placed him on unconditional release waivers. Per Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News (links to Twitter), the move is somewhat procedural in nature, as the club could look to sign him to a minor league deal after the season, and Hamilton has previously expressed a willingness to return in such an arrangement. Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Star Telegram, in fact, tweets that Hamilton said last month that he expected to be released and sign a minor league pact this winter. Hamilton missed the entire 2016 season due to a knee injury that proved to be more serious than initially believed. Hamilton was originally diagnosed with a torn meniscus but ultimately underwent an ACL reconstruction as well. He appeared in 50 games with Texas last season, batting .253/.291/.441 with eight homers in 182 plate appearances
Astros third baseman Luis Valbuena will be out for the rest of the season, manager A.J. Hinch said on Tuesday. Hinch said Valbuena will have surgery on his injured right hamstring within the next few days.
The Rangers have placed outfielder Josh Hamilton on unconditional release waivers. If Hamilton goes unclaimed, he will become a free agent.
Major League Baseball announced its 2016 postseason schedule on Tuesday, opening with the American League Wild Card Game presented by Budweiser on TBS on Tuesday, Oct. 4, and followed by the National League equivalent on ESPN one night later. The 112th World Series on FOX will begin on Tuesday, Oct. 25, in an AL city to be determined.
With the final month of the regular season nearly upon us, pennant races have solidified. So, too, has the market for prospective free-agent hitters.
There is a saying among executives that there is no such thing as a bad one-year contract. But it goes without saying that some work out better than others. Let’s examine the five best one-year deals from the offseason.
Nestled in the five-trailer platform that comprises the “We Are Baseball” traveling Hall of Fame tour is a mobile theater that shows an 11-minute IMAX movie, spotlighting the best of what the game provides today, and offering glimpses of where it is headed in the future.
Not even a pair of home runs apiece by the Yankees’ Gary Sanchez and Starlin Castro could derail the Mariners on Monday night at Safeco Field as Seattle rode a pair of three-run blasts by Kyle Seager and Mike Zunino to a 7-5 series-opening win.