MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL NEWS & NOTES, CABRERA, GREINKE, HARPER, ARCHER

The New York Mets purge of veteran players set to hit free agency continued Friday, when Asdrubal Cabrera was traded to the Philadelphia Phillies for Double-A pitcher Franklyn Kilome. The Cleveland Indians situation in right and center field has taken a disastrous turn. Opening Day center fielder Bradley Zimmer’s out for the season after undergoing shoulder surgery, … Read moreMAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL NEWS & NOTES, CABRERA, GREINKE, HARPER, ARCHER

MIKE MOUSTAKAS TO THE BREWERS, CABRERA TO PHILLIES, ESCOBAR TO THE DIAMONDBACKS

The Brewers needed an impact bat, and they got it. Now they have to figure a way to work Mike Moustakas onto a roster already filled up at the infield and outfield corners. The Brewers acquired Moustakas from the Royals late Friday for outfield prospect Brett Phillips and reliever Jorge Lopez, a trade that could turn out to be a … Read moreMIKE MOUSTAKAS TO THE BREWERS, CABRERA TO PHILLIES, ESCOBAR TO THE DIAMONDBACKS

HAPP TO THE YANKEES, HAMELS TO THE CUBS, MLB TRADE DEADLINE

The New York Yankees and Toronto Blue Jays have announced a trade sending veteran southpaw J.A. Happ to New York. Third baseman Brandon Drury and outfield prospect Billy McKinney lead to Toronto. The Chicago Cubs have a deal to acquire Cole Hamels from the Texas Rangers, who will receive minor leaguers in return. Texas sending a significant amount of cash to … Read moreHAPP TO THE YANKEES, HAMELS TO THE CUBS, MLB TRADE DEADLINE

LA DODGERS GET MANNY MACHADO, TRADE DEADLINE NEARS

MLB For the past day, the Baltimore Orioles trading shortstop Manny Machado to the Los Angeles Dodgers for a prospect package has felt like a fait accompli. The only thing that could stop the deal from happening before the regular season resumed was, well, an act of God — or, the joke went, Baltimore’s medical staff finding an issue with one … Read moreLA DODGERS GET MANNY MACHADO, TRADE DEADLINE NEARS

MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL NEWS

It’s getaway day, meaning nearly a full slate of baseball goodness. There’s 15 games on the schedule, including the resolution of Tuesday’s Yankees-Nationals game and nine others of the day variety. Keep it here for the latest news, notes, and scores. By R.J. Anderson The Yankees are in Washington for a two-game series. Bryce Harper is … Read moreMAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL NEWS