This is the August 19, 2013 news archive. View today's MLB rumors and news.
Evan Longoria and Matt Joyce homered, David Price grinded through five challenging innings to win his fourth straight decision and the Tampa Bay Rays beat the Baltimore Orioles 4-3 Monday night in a duel between AL contenders.Share TweetLeonys Martin and Elvis Andrus each scored three runs for Texas, including twice each in an 11-run inning that was the biggest in the majors this season, and the Rangers beat the Houston Astros 16-5 on Monday night.Share TweetJohn Mayberry Jr. and Carlos Ruiz each homered to lead the Philadelphia Phillies past the Colorado Rockies 5-4 Monday night.Share Tweet
Marlins hand Dodgers second straight lossJose Fernandez bested Yasiel Puig and beat the Dodgers.Share Tweet
Ludwick helps Reds continue August surgeRyan Ludwick drove in his first run of the season with a double, and the Cincinnati Reds kept up their August surge, beating the Arizona Diamondbacks 5-3 on Monday night for their seventh win in nine games.Share Tweet
Offense stays on roll as Reds down D-backsA 5-3 victory over the D-backs on Monday night made it wins in seven of the last nine games for the Reds, and the fifth time over the past seven games they have scored five or more runs.Share TweetMike Trout isn't in the Los Angeles Angels' lineup for their series opener against Cleveland, resting his right hamstring.Share Tweet
Pillar knows first hit may be the toughestBlue Jays rookie outfielder Kevin Pillar is not panicking about starting his Major League career 0-for-13. Pillar has been through this before in the Minors, but once he gets that first hit, he expects a wave of hits to begin.Share TweetAngels slugger Albert Pujols will not return to game action this season. Pujols will continue to rehab the partially torn plantar fascia in his left foot and is expected to be ready for Spring Training.Share Tweet
Nats acquire DeJesus from Cubs, place him on waiversThe Nationals acquired outfielder David DeJesus from the Cubs in a waiver trade Monday in exchange for a player to be named. DeJesus hit .250 (71-for-284) with 19 doubles, six home runs, and 27 RBIs for the Cubs in 84 games.Share Tweet
Montero catching for first time in rehab stintInjured D-backs catcher Miguel Montero was scheduled to catch for the first time in an Arizona League game Monday night. Montero has been on the disabled list since July 29 with a lower back strain.Share TweetThough shortstop Starlin Castro has often received the brunt of the negative attention when it comes to the Cubs' miscues, his manager and general manager both cautioned Tuesday against placing too much emphasis on one single player for the team's strug…Share Tweet
Berkman isn't anticipating return until Sept. 1Designated hitter Lance Berkman, who has been on the 15-day disabled list since July 7, said he doesn't expect to be activated until Sept. 1 when the roster is expanded, even though he's ready to be activated now.Share Tweet
Ex-Giants closer Wilson activated by DodgersReliever Brian Wilson has been activated from the disabled list by the Los Angeles Dodgers after being sidelined since April 2012 because of an elbow injury.Share TweetAlex Rodriguez's legal team is preparing to file a medical malpractice suit against the Yankees' team doctor, a source in A-Rod's camp told ESPNNewYork.com.Share TweetNEW YORK (AP) -- A lawyer for Alex Rodriguez declined Major League Baseball's challenge to make public the evidence that led to the 211-game suspension of the New York Yankees star.Share Tweet
Lawsuit details Braun's plan to fight failed testMILWAUKEE (AP) -- A former college classmate sued Ryan Braun, saying the Brewers slugger sought his help in fighting a failed drug test, balked on paying him and then disparaged him when asked why their friendship soured.Share Tweet
The Greatest Yankees Meltdown Ever Captured On TapeHere's a cool old relic from the last great era of Yankees dysfunction. It's a clip of Hall of Fame reliever Goose Gossage losing his shit in front of the New York media in 1982—the beginning of a miserable, drawn-out decade for the organization, when a…Share TweetBefore today's game at Marlins Park, the Dodgers' Yasiel Puig cut right to the chase regarding his thoughts on the people who write about him.Read more...Share Tweet
Phillies' Triple-A affiliate offers free funeralFrom the minor-league baseball club that gave you the world's first urinal gaming system comes a promotion that's more 6 feet under than it is over the top: One "lucky" fan will win a free funeral package.Share Tweet
Sources: Tejada also linked to BiogenesisKansas City Royals infielder Miguel Tejada, suspended for 105 games last week because of positive tests for amphetamine use this season, was also implicated in the Biogenesis investigation, sources familiar with the case confirmed to ESPN.Share TweetYour browser does not support iframes. A perception exists that only bad stuff happens to the New York Mets. Well, it's not true, as outfielder Juan Lagares is here to show you. He made an impressive catch running into the fence at Target Field on Monda…Share TweetHonk if you're excited about Xander Bogaerts coming to play ball in the major leagues. Bogaerts, a 20-year-old infielder and the top prospect in the Boston Red Sox organization, will join the club in San Francisco, several outlets reported Monday. He's …Share Tweet
Flaws that could derail NL playoff contendersSix NL teams are battling for a playoff spot but each has to make a big jump in certain areas before they can win a championship.Share Tweet
Minor league manager Doug Mientkiewicz brawls with opposing skipperNo matter his good intentions in sticking up for his own guys, minor league manager and former major leaguer Doug Mientkiewicz forgot that he's not a player anymore and probably shouldn't be fighting. Mientkiewicz, heretofore known as a hard-nosed "…Share Tweet
Three up, three down: Greinke key to Dodgers' runWhen Zack Greinke took the mound for the Dodgers on June 22, the Los Angeles was at the bottom of the National League West with a 30-42 record and Greinke was 3-2 with a 4.22 ERA in nine starts. That night, however, a transformation began for Greinke an…Share TweetNew York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter has hit in his first simulated game since going on the disabled list earlier this month with a strained right calf.Share Tweet
Premature Korean bat flip can happen to anybodyNothing beats that feeling when a batter just knows he has hit a home run, and is so confident the ball will fly away that he joyously flips his bat while still standing in the box. Only, what happens when an outfielder for the other team makes a leapin…Share Tweet
Today's MLB starting lineups: August 19Every lineup, every day, as they are made public by the clubs.Share TweetSports Illustrated's Ted Keith and Stephen Cannella discuss the latest from Alex Rodriguez after the Yankees star was the subject of a benches-clearing quarrel.Share TweetMajor League Baseball will kick off its Civil Rights Game weekend in Chicago this week with a Baseball & Civil Rights Movement Roundtable Discussion, featuring White Sox executive vice president Ken Williams and a number of other notable figures.Share Tweet
MLB Notebook: Miggy rewriting record bookIn 2013, Miguel Cabrera is turning baseball history around, making a very real run at leading the league in batting, homers and RBIs a year after establishing himself as a Triple Crown winner.Share Tweet
The Week Ahead: Dodgers, Tigers look to stay hotThey're hot, but are they too hot to handle? In the National League, lately it's been all about the Dodgers, who seem to be winning in more incredible fashion every time they step on a baseball field. In the American League, it's been all about Miguel C…Share TweetAlex Rodriguez's lawyers contacted the Players Association earlier this month to formally begin the grievance process into claims that the New York Yankees have mishandled his medical treatment since last October's playoffs, sources said.Share Tweet
Red Sox Fans Think A-Rod Is A "Looser"Send stories, photos, and anything else you might have to more...Share Tweet
Reports: Ryan Braun Claimed Urine Collecter Was Anti-Semitic Cubs FanCongratulations to Alex Rodriguez. For this brief moment in time, somehow you are not the most unlikable PED user in baseball! It took a heroic effort from Ryan Braun, but holy crap is this a bad look.Read more...Share Tweet
Ten amazing details about Yankees-Red Sox on Sunday night1. The Yankees actually defended A-RodThought to be a certain pariah after "60 Minutes" reported that someone from his own camp gave up the name of Ryan Braun, teammate Francisco Cervelli and others in the Biogenesis investigation, the New Yor…Share Tweet
A-Rod confirms he is filing grievance against YankeesAlex Rodriguez confirmed early on Monday that his representatives are in the process of filing a grievance against the Yankees for mishandling his medical treatment dating back to last year's postseason.Share Tweet
Nunez's hamstring tight, to be checked out in NYYankees shortstop Eduardo Nunez was forced to leave Sunday's 9-6 victory over the Red Sox with a tight right hamstring and is expected to be re-evaluated in New York on Monday.Share TweetOn a night that began with Alex Rodriguez's left elbow absorbing a blow from a 92-mph fastball from Ryan Dempster, Rodriguez exacted his revenge by crushing a deep home run to center field that sparked a four-run sixth inning, leading the Yankees to a 9…Share Tweet
Rodriguez Paid For Bosch LawyerAug 19Joseph Tacopina, Alex Rodriguez's lawyer, discusses the allegation that Rodriguez paid for Tony Bosch's attorney. Tacopina also addresses MLB's investigation into Rodriguez and whether A-Rod would accept a reduced suspension.
Braun Called Players For SupportAug 19Buster Olney discusses the report that Brewers OF Ryan Braun called players for support during his 2012 appeal.
Attorney: Yanks Withheld MRI ResultAug 19Joseph Tacopina, Alex Rodriguez's lawyer, alleges the Yankees did not tell Rodriguez he had a torn labrum in his left hip during last October's playoffs.
DeJesus Surprised By TradeAug 19David DeJesus discusses his experience being traded from the Cubs to the Nationals.
Sources -- Ronnie Brewer, Houston Rockets agree to termsAug 19The Houston Rockets have agreed to terms with free-agent guard Ronnie Brewer, according to sources with knowledge of the deal.
Getting Over the HumpAug 19The MMQB crew has hit the road for training camps. Check out all our coverage.
‘Chuckstrong’ Is Gone, but the Urgency Isn’tAug 19“Most roller coasters, you get off and you say, ‘Let’s go again! Let’s do it again!’ That was us last year. Right away this year, Chuck gave us our motivation: ‘Hoist that Lombardi Trophy.’ “ —Veteran Colts safety Antoine Bethea, on being motivated by c…
Simmons's Reader E-mails: Eagles EditionAug 19On Tuesday, we posted my column about my favorite movie (so far) of 2013: The History of the Eagles, Part One. Turns out more people out there were bi...