MLB Team News

  1. Jose Bautista was released by the Braves on Sunday, just over a month after he signed with the team after remaining unsigned as a free agent for the entire offeseason.
  2. Sergio Romo was so effective in his first career start Saturday that Rays manager Kevin Cash said the reliever will get another start -- on Sunday.
  3. Pirates second baseman Josh Harrison returned to the lineup after missing 30 games with a broken hand.
  4. Dodgers veteran left-hander Rich Hill lasted just two pitches in the second game of a doubleheader against the Nationals. He was pulled after a recurrence of his blister problem.
  5. Nationals utility player Howie Kendrick will undergo surgery on Monday to repair a torn right Achilles tendon. Kendrick was injured in the first game of a doubleheader Saturday.
  6. Ji-hwan Bae, who signed with the Pirates in March for $1.2 million, has returned to South Korea amid allegations he assaulted his ex-girlfriend.
  7. With pitchers throwing harder than ever, veterans such as Paul Goldschmidt are struggling to adapt and survive at the plate.
  8. With Francisco Lindor, Manny Machado, Carlos Correa, Didi Gregorius and Andrelton Simmons, there's no shortage of top-notch shortstops in the AL.
  9. The Cubs could take their chances with a Manny Machado trade, but their shortstop is working on delivering a big bounce-back at the plate.
  10. A quarter of the way through the MLB schedule, the all-world Angels outfielder is on a run for the ages.
  11. Need hot-corner help? You're in luck. But for teams such as the O's, getting big value in return for Manny Machado might not be so easy this summer.
  12. During chemo, the Rockies righty declared, "I'm going to beat the s--- out of this and come back and dominate." And that's exactly what he's doing.