Foot soreness no longer bothering Ortiz

May 30, 2016 | No Comments

Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz returned to the lineup Monday after sitting out Sunday’s series finale against the Blue Jays due to soreness in his left foot.

Minor MLB Transactions: 5/30/16

May 30, 2016 | No Comments

Here are the latest minor moves from around baseball, with the newest transactions at the top of the post… The Diamondbacks optioned slugging outfield prospect Peter O’Brien back to Triple-A, the club announced.  Left-hander Edwin Escobar will be called up to start today’s game.  O’Brien’s latest stint with the D’Backs ended up lasting just a few days and consisted of a single pinch-hit appearance on Friday.  Ranked as the No. 7 prospect in Arizona’s system, O’Brien has put up big numbers at Triple-A Reno over the last two seasons, and he already has 12 homers in 182 Triple-A plate appearance this year.  Escobar was claimed off waivers from the Red Sox last month and will be making his first Major League start.  His previous experience in the bigs consists of two relief innings with Boston in 2014. The Giants released southpaw Mike Kickham, Baseball America’s Matt Eddy reports.  Kickham was originally drafted by San Francisco in 2010 and appeared in 14 games with the Giants in 2013-14, which were thus far his only tastes of the major leagues. 

Mets think they’ve pinpointed Harvey’s issue

May 30, 2016 | No Comments

The Mets believe they’ve pinpointed the root of Harvey’s issues — a mechanical flaw that flares up as he pitches deeper into games. What’s also clear is that batters are slashing .241/.292/.373 the first time they face Harvey, .301/.326/.518 the second time and .509/.563/.764 the third. So if Harvey corrects the flaw and those trends persist, the Mets may want to investigate his struggles more deeply.

Memorial Day matinees: Watch 9 day games

Memorial Day matinees: Watch 9 day games

May 30, 2016 | No Comments

The Red Sox and Orioles, and their prolific offenses, are set to collide with the division lead hanging in the balance.

Giants double down to take series from Rockies

Giants double down to take series from Rockies

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Buster Posey had three hits and scored twice as the Giants’ offense ignited early to claim an 8-3 victory and a series win over the Rockies on Sunday.

Dietrich hit in back of head by foul ball

Dietrich hit in back of head by foul ball

May 30, 2016 | No Comments

Derek Dietrich was enjoying a career day at the plate on Sunday, but he wasn’t able to fully enjoy it.

Stack lineup with Reds duo, Pirates quartet

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Mariners Reacquire Patrick Kivlehan From Rangers

May 29, 2016 | No Comments

The Mariners have acquired infielder Patrick Kivlehan from the Rangers in exchange for a player to be named later or cash considerations, per a Seattle announcement. To make room for Kivlehan on their 40-man roster, the Mariners moved reliever Evan Scribner to the 60-day disabled list. Kivlehan, whom the Rangers designated for assignment Monday, will now rejoin the organization that selected him in the fourth round of the 2011 draft. The Mariners eventually shipped Kivlehan to the Rangers last November as part of the package for center fielder Leonys Martin, who has been excellent in Seattle so far. The 26-year-old Kivlehan has hit well in the minors, slashing .280/.345/.465 with 71 home runs in 2,125 plate appearances

Darvish returns to Rangers as if he’d never left

Darvish returns to Rangers as if he’d never left

May 29, 2016 | No Comments

Rangers manager Jeff Banister answered multiple questions about Yu Darvish after a 5-2 Rangers victory over the Pirates on Saturday night. His final words went directly to the point.

Missed Yu: Victorious return for Darvish

Missed Yu: Victorious return for Darvish

May 29, 2016 | No Comments

Rangers manager Jeff Banister answered multiple questions about Yu Darvish after a 5-2 Rangers victory over the Pirates on Saturday night. His final words went directly to the point.