The Cubs acquired hard-throwing left-hander Aroldis Chapman from the Yankees for a package that included multiple top prospects. The Yankees' return was headlined by 19-year-old shortstop Gleyber Torres, the Cubs' No. 1 prospect and No. 24 overall per MLB Pipeline.
Many potential deals are in the works as the non-waiver Trade Deadline -- Aug. 1 at 4 p.m. ET -- approaches. Here is a look at the latest news, reports and rumors.
As trade rumors and reports swirled late Sunday night, Brad Zimmer and Clint Frazier were called into Double-A Akron manager Dave Wallace's office. The outfielders were told that the time had come to pack their bags. Zimmer and Frazier -- ranked by MLBPipeline.com as Cleveland's No. 1 and No. 2 prospects, respectively -- were both promoted to Triple-A Columbus.
Every lineup, every day, as they are made public by the clubs.
Hanley Ramirez's three-homer game has earned the Red Sox first baseman American League Player of the Week honors.
MILWAUKEE (AP) -- The Milwaukee Brewers have put Will Middlebrooks on the 15-day disabled list after the third baseman left Sunday's game against the Chicago Cubs with a strained lower right leg.
Our first post-All-Star break MLB Power Rankings are all about the status quo. Not a lot has changed in the last week-and-a-half. The positioning of the top teams hasn't changed much, and most of them have one general theme in common -- quite frankly, no one has been that impressive in July.
With a brother who's a doctor, a sister who's a lawyer and another brother with a Ph.D., Jameson Taillon's parents get asked the same question time and again.
Theo Epstein and the Cubs have agreed to a deal to acquire left-hander Aroldis Chapman from the Yankees, a source told MLB.com's Jesse Sanchez. The clubs have not confirmed. It's the kind of move the Cubs have been putting themselves in position to make for a couple years. They've gotten themselves in a strong position, and now they're pushing their chips to the middle of the table.
Texas was linked Monday to Phillies right-hander Vince Velasquez and Royals right Edinson Volquez. MLB.com's Jon Morosi reported the Rangers' interest in Velasquez, while the Dallas Morning News reported the club's front-office inner circle watched Volquez on Sunday. Morosi reported the price to acquire Velasquez would be high. The Rangers have not commented on the reports.
The Astros will call up their top prospect, shortstop Alex Bregman, prior to Monday night's game against the Yankees in Houston, the club announced on Sunday afternoon. Bregman is considered the 18th overall prospect in the game by MLBPipeline.com.
The crosstown series between the Cubs and White Sox opens today, headlining a slate of 11 games across the Major Leagues. The White Sox might have home field in the series opener, but they'll also run up against the defending National League Cy Young winner, Cubs ace Jake Arrieta.
David Dahl joins the Rockies with a reputation for a big bat, but there's more to him than just that. As we saw in the Futures Game, his throwing arm may be elite, and that's a big deal for a player patrolling a very large Coors Field outfield.
We welcome you to a new Beat the Streak game -- the ".406 contest," where 0-fer nights are OK.
As soon as the announcement was made that Mike Piazza and Ken Griffey Jr. were elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame early this year, the guessing game as to who would make the cut in 2017 began. The majority of insiders and voters agreed that there would again be two voted in: Jeff Bagwell and Tim Raines. An informal poll of MLB.com reporters, columnists and insiders suggests the same.
Two players who began their careers at opposite ends of the spectrum nearly three decades ago ended up in the same place on Sunday - with their names etched on plaques at the Baseball Hall of Fame. For Ken Griffey Jr. and Mike Piazza, the culmination of their long journeys was tinged with tears all around. ''I stand up here humbled and overwhelmed,'' Griffey said, staring out at his family and tens of thousands of fans.
Admiration for Hall of Famer Ken Griffey Jr. is universal. Just ask Evan Longoria and Kevin Kiermaier.
Unfamiliarity was no obstacle for the Dodgers on Sunday as they ambushed a pitcher making his Major League debut en route to a 9-6 victory over the Cardinals at Busch Stadium. The win, highlighted by Adrian Gonzalez's fifth career grand slam, pulled Los Angeles to within three games of the Giants in the National League West standings.
The Los Angeles Dodgers gave St. Louis Cardinals right-hander Mike Mayers one of the worst major league debuts ever. Adrian Gonzalez hit a grand slam and Howie Kendrick added a two-run homer while the Dodgers exploded for nine runs in the first two innings off Mayers and held on for a 9-6 win over the Cardinals on a hot, muggy Sunday night. Mayers lasted 1 1/3 innings and became the first pitcher to allow nine or more runs with fewer than two innings pitched in his debut since at least 1913.