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Twins | Kurt Suzuki looking for fair annual value

Fri, 25 Jul 2014 01:20:10 -0700

Extension talks are ongoing between the Minnesota Twins and C Kurt Suzuki on a new contract. Suzuki reportedly wants a fair annual market value like those earned by Philadelphia Phillies C Carlos Ruiz (three years, $26 million), Miami Marlins C Jarrod Saltalamacchia ($21 million over three years), and free-agent C A.J. Pierzynski (one year, $8.25 million) over the last offseason.

MLB | Union filing grievance against Houston

Fri, 25 Jul 2014 01:16:17 -0700

Major League Baseball's players union has filed a grievance against the Houston Astros to address the team allegedly manipulating salaries in the signings of SP Brady Aiken and other draft picks.

Rays | David Price talks to go down to wire

Fri, 25 Jul 2014 01:12:07 -0700

The Tampa Bay Rays are going to wait until very close to the deadline to decide whether to deal SP David Price. Tampa is currently seven games back of the American League East division lead and four and a half games back from a Wild Card berth.

Orioles | Looking for pitching help

Fri, 25 Jul 2014 01:04:29 -0700

The Baltimore Orioles are looking for a rotation upgrade and a left-handed reliever but will likely stick with CL Zach Britton for the time being. The Orioles have indicated P Hunter Harvey and SP Dylan Bundy are not likely to be dealt.

Royals | Targeting outfield help

Fri, 25 Jul 2014 01:02:24 -0700

The Kansas City Royals are zeroing in on right field help at the trade deadline, with possible targets including Marlon Byrd (Phillies), Alex Rios (Rangers), Chris Denorfia (Padres) and Dayan Viciedo (White Sox).

Pirates | Looking for seventh-inning arms

Fri, 25 Jul 2014 00:59:07 -0700

The Pittsburgh Pirates are mostly looking for relievers who can pitch in the seventh inning or earlier, as the team is content with RP Tony Watson in the eighth and CL Mark Melancon in the ninth.

Red Sox | Will talk contract with John Lackey

Fri, 25 Jul 2014 00:48:06 -0700

The Boston Red Sox plan to talk about a new contract with SP John Lackey after the season. Lackey will only earn $500,000 for the 2015 season because of a clause in his deal. Lackey had Tommy John surgery in 2012, which triggered the clause.

Cardinals | Looking at Michael Wacha

Fri, 25 Jul 2014 00:30:58 -0700

The St. Louis Cardinals plan on checking SP Michael Wacha (scapula) because he has a unique stress fracture and the team wants to make sure it won't recur anytime soon. The team is checking out whether it is something in the weight room, his mechanics or other causes.

Cardinals | Evaluating catcher situation

Fri, 25 Jul 2014 00:27:49 -0700

St. Louis Cardinals general manager John Mozeliak plans to spend the next week evaluating whether C Tony Cruz and C George Kottaras will be a solution for the rest of the season or whether the team will seek a catcher at the deadline. "One thing we've always said is we'd like to see what Tony Cruz is capable of doing on a day in and day out basis," said Mozeliak. "But having said that, we also want to give ourselves the best chance to win."

Cardinals | Oscar Taveras may be sent down

Fri, 25 Jul 2014 00:20:08 -0700

With St. Louis Cardinals manager Mike Matheny trying to juggle playing time for OF Allen Craig and OF Oscar Taveras, indications are Taveras may be sent down to Triple-A Memphis within a week to earn more play.

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Padres | Looking for big package to give up Ian Kennedy

Fri, 25 Jul 2014 00:17:50 -0700

The San Diego Padres have sent word to some teams that they would need to be overwhelmed to trade SP Ian Kennedy, sources said. That is not to say Kennedy won't be dealt, but the indication seems to be that the Padres aren't anxious to trade the veteran right-hander.

Tigers | Never serious on Jonathan Papelbon

Fri, 25 Jul 2014 00:14:03 -0700

The Detroit Tigers never approached the Philadelphia Phillies for serious talks on CL Jonathan Papelbon. Papelbon is still the subject of numerous trade talks with other clubs.

Tigers | Not counting on Joel Hanrahan

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 21:52:25 -0700

The Detroit Tigers will not be able to count on RP Joel Hanrahan (elbow) this season, because he is still trying to recover from Tommy John surgery, according to general manager Dave Dombrowski.

Mets | Would have interest in Troy Tulowitzki, Carlos Gonzalez

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 21:29:18 -0700

The New York Mets have told the Colorado Rockies that they would be interested in SS Troy Tulowitzki or OF Carlos Gonzalez if they were ever on the trading block.

Giants | Ehire Adrianza injured

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 21:09:36 -0700

San Francisco Giants 2B Ehire Adrianza (hamstring) suffered a strained hamstring during the game Thursday, July 24. Manager Bruce Mochy said Adrianza will be reevaluated Friday, July 25.

Blue Jays | Brandon Morrow throws

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 21:00:33 -0700

Toronto Blue Jays SP Brandon Morrow (finger) threw 30 pitches during a bullpen session Thursday, July 24. There is no timetable for Morrow's return at this point.

Yankees | Michael Pineda throws simulated game

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 20:54:04 -0700

New York Yankees SP Michael Pineda (shoulder) threw 30 pitches during a simulated game Thursday, July 24. He is scheduled to throw three innings or 45 pitches during another rehab game in five days.

Yankees | Jorge De La Rosa a target

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 20:39:22 -0700

Colorado Rockies SP Jorge De La Rosa is believed to be a trade target for the New York Yankees.

Twins | Phil Hughes undergoes X-rays

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 20:36:32 -0700

Updating a previous report, Minnesota Twins SP Phil Hughes (shin) has been diagnosed with a shin bruise after X-rays came back negative. Manager Ron Gardenhire said the team hopes Hughes will be able to make his next scheduled start.

Yankees | Pursuing Ian Kennedy

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 20:28:57 -0700

The New York Yankees have been talking with the San Diego Padres about the possibility of acquiring SP Ian Kennedy, according to a source. The Padres could receive 3B Eric Jagielo and P Ian Clarkin in a possible deal.

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