Not only did Ichiro Suzuki collect the Marlins’ first hit on Monday night, the 42-year-old outfielder moved into a tie with Wade Boggs on MLB’s all-time list. …read more
A rainbow flag fluttered from a flagpole in center field at Citizens Bank Park on Monday and Billy Bean, Major League Baseball’s vice president of social responsibility and inclusion, threw out a first pitch as the Phillies recognized the LGBT community. …read more
The emerging power of Mookie Betts allowed the recently-installed cleanup man to reach a special place in Red Sox history on Monday night. …read more
The Pirates announced that ace Gerrit Cole has been placed on the disabled list, retroactive to Aug. 25, with “posterior inflammation of the right elbow.” Left-hander Steven Brault is up from Triple-A Indianapolis and will assume Cole’s spot in the rotation against the Cubs tonight.
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This will be the second DL stint of the season for Cole, who missed just over a month earlier this summer when he was diagnosed with a strained right triceps. The fourth-place finisher in last year’s National League Cy Young voting, Cole hasn’t …read more
The Pirates placed right-hander Gerrit Cole on the 15-day disabled list with posterior inflammation in his right elbow prior to Monday night’s game against the Cubs at Wrigley Field. Cole, who was originally scheduled to start Monday’s game, received a second opinion on the elbow, Pirates general manager Neal Huntington announced on Saturday. …read more
Evan Longoria is passionate about a cause, so he wants to call attention to the online auction to benefit Pet Pal Animal Shelter in St. Petersburg. …read more
Marlins right fielder Giancarlo Stanton was examined by a specialist on Monday, and later in the day he did some light running and agility drills before his team took batting practice at Citi Field. …read more
We typically think of trade deadline winners and losers being teams, not players, but if September goes as August has, there will have been few bigger trade deadline winners than Ivan Nova. The righty spent years on the fringes of the Yankees’ rotation, but now could hit the open market as a hot commodity after what could turn out to have been a very useful makeover in the Pirates organization.
In 97 1/3 innings with the Yankees this season, little went right for Nova. He posted a 4.90 ERA, with a reasonable 6.9 K/9 and 2.3 BB/9 but …read more
The Red Sox could have Koji Uehara back in the bullpen by Labor Day, as the reliever responded well to throwing 25 pitches to teammates from the main mound at Fenway Park on Monday. …read more
The Mets’ inability to keep a full, healthy lineup on the field rolled into another week Monday, as they opened a critical four-game series against the Marlins without either half of their starting middle infield. …read more