Dodgers stick to the plan and get offensive against Giants

24 Aug

3:47 AM ET Facebook Twitter Pinterest Email print comment LOS ANGELES — In the first meeting for the West Coast rivals in more than two months, the Los Angeles Dodgers showed their visitors from the north that new identity they have been working on. Fully hatched from the cocoon now, the Dodgers’ offense continued to […]

Five things we learned Tuesday: Billy Hamilton makes new best catch of year

24 Aug

2:00 AM ET Facebook Twitter Pinterest Email print comment The Dodgers’ offense continued to roll against Madison Bumgarner, the Royals won again, Danny Salazar continued to struggle and CC Sabathia shut down the Mariners. The top five (pay special attention to No. 5): 1. AL East starters rise to the occasion. The Blue Jays, Red […]

Clay Buchholz's resurgence making decisions tough for Red Sox

24 Aug

Facebook Twitter Pinterest Email print comment ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Clay Buchholz does not know when his next appearance will come, let alone his next start. Despite the uncertain future, the 32-year-old pitched like his old self Tuesday night in leading the Boston Red Sox to a 2-1 win over the Tampa Bay Rays. In […]

With Chris Tillman headed to DL, Orioles' road to postseason got rockier

24 Aug

1:19 AM ET Facebook Twitter Pinterest Email print comment BALTIMORE — It’s official. Chris Tillman is headed to the DL. OK, so maybe it’s not really official yet. But Baltimore Orioles manager Buck Showalter said after Tuesday night’s 8-1 win over the Washington Nationals that his ace is headed to the 15-day disabled list with […]

Joe Girardi on Gary Sanchez: It's been as impressive as I've seen

24 Aug

2:33 AM ET Facebook Twitter Pinterest Email print comment SEATTLE — New York Yankees rookie Gary Sanchez is taking everyone’s at-bats. First, he stripped Brian McCann of his catching gear, after becoming the Yankees’ regular catcher. Now, Joe Girardi won’t even sit Sanchez on what was supposed to be a day off. “He’s got one […]

Strawberry: Yankees offering to pay for Gooden’s drug rehab

23 Aug

If Dwight Gooden decides to seek professional treatment for his drug addictions, his former club will foot the bill. The New York Yankees have told Gooden’s colleague and contentious friend Darryl Strawberry that they will pay for the former pitcher’s drug treatment after discovering he may be struggling with addictions once again. “The Yankees saw […]

Rangers place Hamilton on release waivers

23 Aug

The Texas Rangers have placed outfielder Josh Hamilton on unconditional release waivers. Hamilton is currently out for the season after undergoing surgery on his left knee in June. Though the operation was initially scheduled solely to repair the meniscus and cartilage in his already surgically-repaired knee, the procedure discovered that Hamilton’s anterior cruciate ligament also […]

Which of these 5 injuries will affect the playoff race?

23 Aug

September is right around the corner, which means that every player on a 25-man roster is in considerable pain right now. Some players are more hurt than others, however, and some of those ailing individuals could be the difference between their team playing baseball in October, or hitting the golf course. As we head into […]

Source: 20 MLB teams to attend Tebow workout

23 Aug

Facebook Twitter Pinterest Email print comment Tim Tebow is scheduled to hold a workout for Major League Baseball teams on Aug. 30 in Los Angeles, a source told ESPN’s Jerry Crasnick. More than 20 MLB teams are confirmed to attend the workout, a source told ESPN’s Adam Schefter. For almost the past year, Tebow has […]

Will Kershaw and Stanton return? Each contender's biggest injury question

23 Aug

9:17 AM ET Facebook Twitter Pinterest Email print comment As Major League Baseball’s award competitions gain clarity and the game’s pennant races grind toward a resolution, health will be a significant factor in how the next six weeks unfold. Sorting through the list of players trying to survive assorted dings (or worse) is an undertaking […]