This is the August 16, 2013 news archive. View today's MLB rumors and news.
While there is not much intrigue surrounding the National League East race, it appears the Braves are determined to spend the remainder of this season marking their supremacy in an authoritative manner. Justin Upton capped an exciting evening by drillin…Upvote Share Tweet
Giants unload offense to outlast MarlinsThe Giants capitalized on two early errors and did not let up, hammering the Marlins' Nathan Eovaldi in a 14-10 win Friday night at Marlins Park. Fourteen runs and 19 hits were both season-high marks for San Francisco.Upvote Share TweetZack Greinke pitched three-hit ball into the eighth inning and Hanley Ramirez homered to lead the streaking Los Angeles Dodgers to a 4-0 victory over new manager Ryne Sandberg and the slumping Philadelphia Phillies on Friday night.Upvote Share Tweet
Rays walk off on Lobaton's ninth-inning tripleJose Lobaton's walk-off triple in the ninth pushed the Rays to a 5-4 win over the Blue Jays on Friday at Tropicana Field in Friday's series opener.Upvote Share TweetJames Shields allowed three hits in seven scoreless innings and was part of a combined four-hit shutout in Kansas City's 3-0 win over the Detroit Tigers on Friday night to give the Royals a sweep of a day-night doubleheader.Upvote Share Tweet
K-Rod leaves game with right groin strainOrioles reliever Francisco Rodriguez exited in the eighth inning of Friday's 6-2 loss to the Rockies with a right groin strain.Upvote Share Tweet
Rosario's two-run home run leads Rockies to winServing as designated hitter instead of catching because of right hamstring pain, Wilin Rosario doubled in the fifth and had an eventful trip around to score the Rockies' first run. But in the seventh, he broke a tie with an opposite field two-run homer…Upvote Share Tweet
After Bucs regain lead, Cole stifles D-backsTwo innings after throwing back a 2-0 lead, Gerrit Cole shut down the D-backs the second time he had the chance in the Pirates' 6-2 win on Friday night at PNC Park.Upvote Share TweetNew York Mets catcher John Buck is getting an addition to the family. And top catching prospect Travis d'Arnaud is getting to make his major league debut as a result -- and perhaps will stick with the big-league club for good.Upvote Share Tweet
Angels reinstate OF Bourjos, option SS FieldCenter fielder Peter Bourjos has been reinstated from the Los Angeles Angels' 15-day disabled list, and shortstop Tommy Field has been optioned to the minors.Upvote Share Tweet
Jaso's season in jeopardy due to concussionOakland Athletics catcher John Jaso is likely to be sidelined another three to four weeks and perhaps for the remainder of the season as he recovers from a lingering concussion.Upvote Share Tweet
Loyal to Manuel, Dubee ponders own futurePitching coach Rich Dubee had been at Charlie Manuel's side for eight-plus years in the Phillies dugout.Upvote Share TweetAlex Rodriguez has denied a "60 Minutes" report that stated his associates obtained and leaked documents that implicated the Brewers' Ryan Braun and Yankees teammate Francisco Cervelli in the Biogenesis performance-enhancing drug investigation.Upvote Share Tweet
Beardervention — an open letter to Brian Wilson as he returns to the big leaguesDear Brian Wilson:I'm not one of those people upset that you've joined the Los Angeles Dodgers, the bitter rival of the team you had previously spent your whole career with, the San Francisco Giants. I'm also not one of those people who thinks a man sho…Upvote Share TweetThe Phillies on Friday dismissed Charlie Manuel as manager following eight-plus seasons, and general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. said he has asked Manuel to remain with the organization.Upvote Share Tweet
Arrieta leads Cubs' two-hit shutout vs. CardsJake Arrieta struck out seven over seven scoreless innings and drove in a run Friday at Wrigley Field, while Nate Schierholtz knocked in three runs to lift the Cubs to a 7-0 victory over the Cardinals and even their season series at 7.Upvote Share TweetA longtime friend of Ryan Braun filed a defamation lawsuit against the Brewers outfielder last month alleging that Braun's use of performance-enhancing drugs dates all the way back to his years at the University of Miami, according to an ESPN.com report…Upvote Share Tweet
Pastornicky to undergo ACL surgery, out for seasonTyler Pastornicky's opportunity to fill in as Atlanta's starting second baseman proved to be short-lived. Early Friday afternoon, the Braves announced that Pastornicky will undergo season-ending left knee surgery to repair the damage he sustained during…Upvote Share TweetMaking another move clearly in hopes of adding additional veteran presence for a September drive into the postseason, the Pirates on Friday signed right-handed reliever Kyle Farnsworth.Upvote Share TweetBrewers center fielder Carlos Gomez is day to day after he sprained his right knee making a leaping catch at the wall.Upvote Share Tweet
Charlie Manuel Takes His Shorti Hoagie And Walks Off Into The SunsetThe AP's Chris Szagola snapped a couple of photos of Charlie Manuel leaving Citizens Bank Park for the final time after being fired today as the Phillies' manager. That plastic Wawa bag just makes these images that much sadder. Damn. Cholly looks a lot …Upvote Share Tweet
Ex-player Curtis guilty in sex assault caseFormer major league outfielder Chad Curtis faces up to 15 years in prison after a jury in West Michigan found him guilty Friday on charges that he inappropriately touched three teenage girls.Upvote Share TweetOrioles pitching coach Rick Adair has taken a leave of absence for personal reasons, with no timetable for his return.Upvote Share TweetBoston Red Sox broadcaster Jerry Remy has nothing to do with the murder charges brought against his son Jared Remy in Massachusetts, and yet secondary consequences of the alleged crime already are affecting his job. The elder Remy, a popular former play…Upvote Share TweetA jury in Barry County, Mich., needed only a few hours of deliberations to find former MLB outfielder Chad Curtis guilty of six counts of criminal sexual conduct against three teenage girls.Read more...Upvote Share Tweet
Duffy outduels Verlander as Royals hold onDanny Duffy took a no-hitter into the sixth inning and beat Justin Verlander and the Detroit Tigers 2-1 on a combined two-hitter Friday in the first game of a day-night doubleheader.Upvote Share Tweet
SI Now: Did A-Rod's inner circle leak names of other players?CNNSI.com Updated Aug 16, 2013Tom Verducci discusses the latest on Alex Rodriguez, whose camp reportedly leaked doping evidence on Ryan Braun.Upvote Share Tweet
José Iglesias Took A 95 MPH Fastball To The DickWill MLB players ever learn to wear cups?Read more...Upvote Share Tweet
The Los Angeles Dodgers are now the favorites to win the World Series, oddsmaker saysAll of baseball has taken notice of the Los Angeles Dodgers' remarkable turnaround. So have gambling experts. Online sportsbook Bovada — which sends out updates every few weeks about baseball odds — has made the Dodgers its World Series favorite, markin…Upvote Share Tweet
Paulino looks to ramp up next rehab startRoyals right-hander Felipe Paulino plans to make his next rehab start for Triple-A Omaha on Sunday at Memphis.Upvote Share Tweet
Royals set to put Maxwell on bereavement leaveJustin Maxwell was scheduled to go on bereavement leave from the Royals after Friday's first game of the day-night doubleheader against the Tigers. Left-hander Will Smith has been recalled from Omaha and will be eligible for the Friday night half of the…Upvote Share Tweet
Blue Jays reinstate Happ; Kawasaki to paternity listThe Blue Jays on Friday reinstated left-hander J.A. Happ from the bereavement list and placed shortstop Munenori Kawasaki on the paternity list in a corresponding roster move.Upvote Share TweetMatt Carpenter came up just a homer shy of hitting for the cycle Thursday, and his production out of the leadoff spot this season ranks among the best in Cardinals history.Upvote Share Tweet
Two aces needed for a winning October handWith an expanded postseason and fewer days off during short series, teams can no longer ride one ace horse in the postseason. Now, one-two punches are more important than ever.Upvote Share TweetEvery lineup, every day, as they are made public by the clubs.Upvote Share Tweet
Chicago newspaper sparked the 'Great Migration'Thanks largely to editorials in the Chicago Defender, many African-Americans moved to the South Side in search of a better life.Upvote Share Tweet
Contenders gear up for start of the stretch runDown the stretch they come! At baseball's quarter pole, the excitement of the pennant races is only beginning. Be prepared for a photo finish or two, and untold moments of heartbreak and joy.Upvote Share Tweet
Ichiro's pursuit of 4,000 hits forged by dedicationEven Ichiro Suzuki is not quite sure how to properly evaluate the milestone that he is quickly approaching, ticking off the necessary hits to reach 4,000 for his professional career. Yet he and his peers recognize that it will be a historic, significant…Upvote Share Tweet
Red Sox on Ben Affleck’s birthday are 0-14 since ‘Good Will Hunting’ premieredHow about these apples: The Boston Red Sox have not won on superfan Ben Affleck's birthday in the 14 years since his Oscar-winning film, "Good Will Hunting," appeared in movie theaters for the first time. They're 0 for 14 on Aug. 15, with two …Upvote Share Tweet
Head’s up — minor league pitcher’s quick reflexes prevent potentially gruesome injuryIt's the moment pitchers fear. They've released the ball, followed through and, for a few seconds, are defenseless. What if a line drive comes screaming back at them? Best case, it smacks them in the leg. Worst case, their head. We've already seen a few…Upvote Share Tweet
The Juice: Pinch hitters to the rescue! Giants and Twins get game-winning hits off the benchThe Juice returns for season No. 6! It's almost eligible for free-agency! Stop by daily for news from the action, along with great photos, stats, video highlights and more. It's not always the guy you expect to get the big hit when his teams needs it. S…Upvote Share Tweet
Wheeler fans 12 Padres as Mets end skidZack Wheeler settled for a no-decision despite striking out 12 Padres in a dominant six innings, but Marlon Byrd's two-run double in the eighth allowed the Mets to take advantage and end their three-game losing streak with a 4-1 win in San Diego.Upvote Share Tweetnydailynews.com Updated Aug 16, 2013Finally, baseball is taking a necessary and overdue step by implementing a replay system that should eliminate missed calls by umpires that are as embarrassing to the sport as they can be crucial toward determining wins and losses. So it’s about time, b…Upvote Share Tweet
Yankees have to sweep Red Sox to mount serious playoff pushnydailynews.com Updated Aug 16, 2013The Yanks started their reverse stopper on Thursday, and Phil Hughes did what he has been doing now for three months. He lost. Hughes lost for the eighth time in nine decisions, and the 10th time in 12 decisions, halting the Yanks’ four-game winning str…Upvote Share Tweet
Twins walk off on Herrmann's pinch-hit singleMike Pelfrey recovered from a slow start to deliver a quality outing and after tying the game in the eighth, Chris Herrmann's one-out pinch-hit single in the ninth made the Twins 4-3 walk-off winners Thursday against the White Sox.Upvote Share Tweet
MLB Weekend Top 10: Motor City Biasgrantland.com Updated Aug 16, 2013More good news for Detroit — it's in three separate entries this week! Let the good times roll! 10. Hey, Everyone, the Orioles Still Exist (C...Upvote Share Tweet
Dodgers Win Ninth StraightAug 16Ryne Sandberg's debut with the Phillies spoiled by a 4-0 loss to the Dodgers.
Arrieta, Cubs Blank CardinalsAug 16The Cubs snapped their four-game slide behind seven scoreless innings and seven strikeouts from Jake Arrieta.
Royals Sweep Doubleheader With TigersAug 16James Shields lead the Royals to a shutout win against the Tigers.
Mint Condition: Baseball TreasuresAug 16In part 2 of Mint Condition's appraisal segment from the National Sports Collector's Convention, Chris Ivy joins Michele Steele to evaluate a baseball autographed by Ty Cobb and a Pete Rose game-used jersey.
Don Banks: Miami Dolphins try to translate on-paper expectations to real-l…Aug 16DAVIE, Fla. -- The hype and hope of the offseason spending spree was fun while it lasted, but the Miami Dolphins are slogging through a much tougher stage of 2013 at the moment. They're at that point where they're trying to take what looked so good on p…
Running in TandemAug 16The MMQB crew has hit the road for training camps. Check out all our coverage.
Other Than the Ring, Nothing's ChangedAug 16PETER KING: What was the most fun thing you did in your Super Bowl offseason? JOE FLACCO: “The offseason was pretty normal, after the first the week-and-a-half or so. Me and my wife planned on going somewhere. Me, Dennis Pitta and Todd Heap—we went out …
Lessons Learned on the RoadAug 16Thoughts on seeing 20 teams in training camps, seeing two preseason games, seeing America from a 33-foot RV … and tasting that black raspberry milk shake in upstate New York. 1. I think, after flying 6,471 miles and driving 5,498 more (well, Andy DeGory…