Washington Nationals slugger Bryce Harper is back in the lineup two days after getting hit on the left leg by a 95 mph fastball. Harper is listed as the designated hitter for Monday night's interleague game at Tampa Bay. Nationals manager Matt Williams said it is possible the right-hander may need just one minor league start.
Every lineup, every day, as they are made public by the clubs.
Miami outfielder Giancarlo Stanton and San Francisco pitcher Chris Heston earned the National League Co-Player of the Week honors for their standout performances last week. Heston, a rookie, threw a no-hitter, while Stanton led the Major Leagues with five home runs and 12 RBIs.
Orioles third baseman Manny Machado has been named the American League Player of the Week for the second time in his career.
The Astros signed Kyle Tucker, the fifth overall pick in last week's MLB Draft, on Monday. The deal is worth $4 million, according to MLB.com's Jonathan Mayo. Tucker, a prep outfielder from Tampa, Fla., is the highest drafted outfielder in club history and was to meet the media later Monday at Minute Maid Park.
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) -- The Tampa Bay Rays have signed outfielder Grady Sizemore to a minor league contract.
The 2015 Esurance MLB All-Star Game Ballot, which is available exclusively online for the first time via MLB.com, club sites and mobile devices, has eclipsed 300 million votes, Major League Baseball announced Monday.
Nationals right-hander Stephen Strasburg will join the Nationals' Double-A affiliate in Harrisburg for a rehab start, MLB.com's Bill Ladson has learned.
With just nine pitching spots in a standard fantasy lineup, one impact hurler can make a massive impact on the results of the entire group. Owners who are looking to transform their staff should consider making trade offers for the five starters listed.
Ariana Grande will headline the Budweiser MLB All-Star Concert at 8 p.m. ET on July 11 at Paul Brown Stadium in Cincinnati as part of All-Star Week festivities there next month.
The Blue Jays defeated the Red Sox, 13-5, to tie the franchise record with their 11th straight win. Previous 11-game streaks were crafted in 1987, 1998 and 2013.
With the way this past week has gone, prospect fans would understand if there wasn't a whole lot left in the Pipeline. With Carlos Correa, Byron Buxton and Francisco Lindor, the game's top 3 prospects all getting the call, expecting more any time soon would be a bit greedy. But here's the amazing thing: There's still plenty of talent to be found on the farm.
Major League Baseball Advanced Media announced on Monday a special Father's Week promotion, from now through this Sunday's Father Day celebrations. The yearly subscription cost is being slashed in half, to $49.99 for MLB.TV Premium and $39.99 for MLB.TV. To make the deal even sweeter, this offer comes with a code for RBI Baseball 15 that is included for free.
The Cubs agreed to terms with their first-round Draft pick, outfielder Ian Happ, MLB.com's Jim Callis has reported. Happ and the Cubs have agreed to a $3 million signing bonus -- just under the $3,351,000 slotted for his spot as the No. 9 overall pick.
Starlin Castro has been deflecting criticism with game-winning hits. Castro drove in the winning run for the second straight night with an RBI single in the 11th inning to lift the Chicago Cubs to a 2-1 victory over the Cincinnati Reds on Sunday night. Chris Coghlan doubled just out of the reach of left fielder Kristopher Negron with one out in the 11th inning and scored the winning run on Castro's single to left-center off reliever Burke Badenhop (0-2).
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Adrian Gonzalez has hit well against his former team this season. Gonzalez had a two-run single with two outs in the 12th inning Sunday, lifting the Dodgers to a 4-2 victory over the San Diego Padres. In 12 games against the Padres this season, the San Diego native is 18 for 46 (.391), with six home runs and 13 RBIs.
Break up the Blue Jays? Week 11 of the MLB Power Rankings presented by The All-New Chrysler 200 features a red-hot Toronto team that has won 11 straight, most recently sweeping the reeling Red Sox on the road.
Although Interleague Play is now a season-long event, it will take centerstage throughout baseball this week for the first time in 2015. All 30 teams will open four-game Interleague sets on Monday, highlighted by the red-hot Blue Jays squaring off with the division-leading Mets.
Now and then, like a thunderbolt from a quiet sky, a play is made that instantly transcends the game and becomes the stuff of legend. It is so out of this world, so stunningly surreal, that it is sure to be remembered long after the game's outcome.