AL East News and Rumors
O'Day nearing return from DL stintMLB.com 25 minutes agoAfter more than a month and a half on the disabled list, Darren O'Day (right hamstring strain) seems primed to rejoin the Orioles' bullpen. Manager Buck Showalter said the club expects to either activate him on Sunday or have him pitch one more rehab ga…Share Tweet
Mariners go on Cruz control vs. Blue JaysMLB.com 40 minutes agoWith hitting coach Edgar Martinez away in Cooperstown for Ken Griffey Jr.'s induction, Nelson Cruz joked the Mariners wanted to show the coach how much he was missed.Share Tweetnytimes.com 1 hour agoIn July 1999, Piazza stepped to the plate and unleashed a 482-foot sonic boom that brought his foes to their feet in the dugout — and looking skyward in awe in the field.Share TweetMariners hitting coach Edgar Martinez is away from the team this weekend so he can watch friend and former teammate Ken Griffey Jr. be inducted into the Hall of Fame on Sunday.Share TweetMLB.com 3 hours agoDavid Ortiz's complicated Hall of Fame case moved into the spotlight for a moment on Saturday, when Hall of Famer electee Ken Griffey Jr. endorsed the retiring Red Sox legend for a spot in Cooperstown.Share Tweet
Colabello to stay in Minors after suspensionMLB.com 5 hours agoThe Blue Jays announced on Sunday that they've reinstated Chris Colabello from the restricted list and removed him off the team's 25-man roster.Share Tweet
Eduardo Rodriguez provides silver lining in tough Red Sox lossESPN.com 17 hours agoEduardo Rodriguez provides silver lining in tough Red Sox lossShare Tweet
Crisp's Single in the 13th Lifts Athletics Past Rays 1-0nytimes.com 17 hours agoCoco Crisp singled home the winning run in the 13th inning for his eighth career game-ending RBI, and the Oakland Athletics beat the Tampa Bay Rays 1-0 on Friday night.Share TweetBumgarner, who batted in Oakland last month instead of the San Francisco Giants using a designated hitter, was limited to the mound at Yankee Stadium.Share TweetOrioles' Dylan Bundy only part of solution for reeling rotationShare Tweet
Yankees send Giants to sixth straight lossMLB.com 19 hours agoThe San Francisco Giants' losing streak reached a season-high six games Friday night as the National League West leaders endured an eighth-inning collapse in a 3-2 setback against the New York Yankees.Share Tweet
Gibson Holds Boston to 2 Hits, Twins Beat Red Soxnytimes.com 19 hours agoAfter an ominous beginning, Kyle Gibson put a decisive end to Boston's two-game hitting outburst.Share Tweet
AL East clubs discussing deals for Upton, CashnerMLB.com 20 hours agoMelvin Upton Jr. could soon be on the move. The Padres are reportedly informing teams that they're close to trading the veteran outfielder, according to Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports, who cautioned that the news "may ultimately be posturing" by San Diego.Share Tweet
Twins escape 9th-inning jam to top Red SoxMLB.com 20 hours agoAfter Mookie Betts smacked his second straight leadoff homer for the Red Sox, it seemed it could be another long night for the Twins. Instead, right-hander Kyle Gibson settled in, tossing eight strong innings of two-hit ball, and was backed by a solo ho…Share Tweet
Betts day to day due to right knee sorenessMLB.com 21 hours agoRed Sox right fielder Mookie Betts exited Friday night's 2-1 loss to the Twins with right knee soreness in the fifth inning. He was replaced by utility man Michael Martinez.Share Tweet
Paxton Pitches 7 Innings, Mariners Beat Blue Jays 2-1nytimes.com 21 hours agoJames Paxton pitched seven strong innings to win for the first time in three starts, Seth Smith doubled home the go-ahead run in the sixth inning and the Seattle Mariners beat the Blue Jays 2-1 on Friday night, snapping Toronto's winning streak at three…Share Tweet
Foul off foot forces Posey to leave gameMLB.com 22 hours agoThe Giants' luck continued to plummet as catcher Buster Posey left Friday night's 3-2 Interleague loss to the New York Yankees with a bruised right foot.Share Tweetyahoo.com 24 hours agoRussell Martin will miss two games with baseball’s latest weird injury. (Getty Images) It’s never good news when an off day leads to a new injury. Unfortunately for Toronto Blue Jays catcher Russell Martin, that’s the situation he’s in after suffering a…Share Tweet
Blue Jays activate Estrada, Morales from DLMLB.com 24 hours agoRight-hander Marco Estrada was officially reinstated from the 15-day disabled list Friday, and he will start the Blue Jays' series opener against the Mariners at Rogers Centre. Left-hander Franklin Morales also was reinstated from the DL.Share Tweet
Chapman Nats' top target before Trade DeadlineThe Nationals continue to have Yankees left-hander Aroldis Chapman as their top target before the Aug. 1 non-waiver Trade Deadline.Share Tweet
After growing up Red Sox fan, Finley embracing pinstripesMost 20-year-olds are still in college, trying to decide what to do with their lives beyond those four years. But Drew Finley isn't like most 20-year-olds.Share Tweet
Tazawa returns from DL as Sox option RamirezThe Red Sox's bullpen is finding some order again as the team activated right-hander Junichi Tazawa from the 15-day disabled list on Friday and optioned righty Noe Ramirez to Triple-A Pawtucket.Share Tweet
Will The Yankees Get Out Of Their Own Way And Be Sellers?deadspin.com Jul 22 (yesterday)The New York Yankees are a mediocre baseball team that also happens to employ a plethora of talented players that more competitive teams would gladly pay a decent price to acquire. If the Yankees were any other team, the path forward would be quite clea…Share TweetESPN.com Jul 22 (yesterday)Old reliables David Ortiz and Dustin Pedroia still leading young Red SoxShare Tweet
Ellsbury Confident He'll Be Ready For OpenerMar 19Wallace Matthews discusses Jacoby Ellsbury's oblique injury and when he could return to the Yankees.
Sabathia Discusses Spring DebutMar 17Buster Olney speaks with Yankees pitcher CC Sabathia about his first pitching outing since May. He allowed two runs in two innings Tuesday against the Blue Jays.
Mets Fall To Red SoxMar 16Matt Harvey allowed three hits over four scoreless innings for his second strong start following elbow surgery, but the Mets lost to the Red Sox 4-3.
A-Rod HomersMar 11Alex Rodriguez hit a home run in the Yankees' 10-6 loss to the Red Sox.