MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL REPORT, HARPER, ALTUVE, MCCUTCHEN & MORE

Nationals sluggers Bryce Harper and Matt Adams were claimed by unidentified organizations on revocable trade waivers, according to Jorge Castillo of the Washington Post (Twitter link). They join fellow left-handed hitting Nats veteran Daniel Murphy as pending free agents who were not able to make it through the waiver wire. The fact that teams were awarded claims on these players does not, of course, mean … Read moreMAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL REPORT, HARPER, ALTUVE, MCCUTCHEN & MORE

MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL ROUND UP

Joe Torre – former Brave, former Braves manager – is MLB’s chief baseball officer. He’s the guy who metes out penalties. Before he decides what to do with Jose Urena (although I expect he has a pretty good idea already), I’d suggest Torre watch the video, but not so much the video of the Urena … Read moreMAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL ROUND UP

MICHAEL BARI SHOW DAILY JULY 9, 2018

THE MICHAEL BARI SHOW Michael talks about the Major League Baseball National League. Click the Bar to Listen!   GOLDSCHMIDT & CORBIN REPRESENT THE ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS IN THE 2018 MLB ALL-STAR GAME First baseman Paul Goldschmidt and left-hander Patrick Corbin were chosen as the representatives for Arizona. This marks Goldschmidt’s sixth-straight All-Star nod, while Corbin … Read moreMICHAEL BARI SHOW DAILY JULY 9, 2018

MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL FOURTH OF JULY NEWS AND NOTES

The Dodgers continue to rake. And rake. And rake. On Tuesday night, Los Angeles slugged six home runs — including two by second baseman Max Muncy — during an 8-3 win over the Pirates in front of 48,819 at Dodger Stadium. It’s that time again — the United States is another year older (242!) and we all … Read moreMAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL FOURTH OF JULY NEWS AND NOTES

MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL NEWS & NOTES-HAMELS-YANKEES-OHTANI-METS

MLB.com’s Jon Morosi reported early Friday morning that the Rangers and Mariners have had dialogue about a trade involving starter Cole Hamels. As Morosi notes, a deal isn’t close yet. Hamels, 34, is earning $22.5 million this season and has a $20 million club option for the 2019 season with a $6 million buyout. The lefty also … Read moreMAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL NEWS & NOTES-HAMELS-YANKEES-OHTANI-METS

MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL NEWS- RIZZO, CUBS WIN-DBACKS COMEBACK DOWN 5-0 TO BEAT PIRATES

With the game tied at 2, Rizzo launched the first pitch from Matt Albers 410 feet into the right-field bleachers for his 11th home run. He now has driven in a run in each of his last eight games and has 23 RBIs in his last 22 games. This was his fourth career extra-inning home run. The … Read moreMAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL NEWS- RIZZO, CUBS WIN-DBACKS COMEBACK DOWN 5-0 TO BEAT PIRATES

MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL NEWS-METS, YANKEES, ASTROS, PUJOILS, OHTONI

Jacob deGrom has faced 12 batters with the bases loaded this year, and of those, nine have struck out and zero have gotten hits. There have been times when pitching coach Dave Eiland has visited the mound and deGrom has said flatly that he’ll get out of the jam, his words sounding nothing like a boast … Read moreMAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL NEWS-METS, YANKEES, ASTROS, PUJOILS, OHTONI

MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL NEWS

MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL REPORT If you’re wondering how Jordan Hicks can add 2 mph to what was already a 103-mph sinker, you’re not alone. Hicks’ manager and teammates — along with the rest of the baseball world — were asking the same question after the 21-year-old twice eclipsed 105 mph with his fastball in Sunday’s 5-1 … Read moreMAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL NEWS

GIANTS McCUTCHEN WALK-OFF DODGERS-OHTANI HOMERS IN FIRST THREE GAMES FOR THE LOS ANGELES ANGELS

Down on the Farm: Beede throws one-hitter on Opening Day, could be headed to the bigs. By Dalton Johnson, NBC Sports BayArea   Saturday’s Scores New York Yankees 8, Baltimore Orioles 3 (box score) New York Mets 3,Washington Nationals 2 (box score) Boston Red Sox 10, Tampa Bay Rays 3 (box score) Detroit Tigers 6, Chicago White Sox 1 (box score) Seattle Mariners 11, Minnesota Twins 4 (box score) St. Louis … Read moreGIANTS McCUTCHEN WALK-OFF DODGERS-OHTANI HOMERS IN FIRST THREE GAMES FOR THE LOS ANGELES ANGELS

ASTROS LOOK READY TO DEFEND CHAMPIONSHIP SEASON

Gerrit Cole struck out 11 over seven innings in his Houston debut, and the defending champion Astros finished a solid opening weekend with an 8-2 victory over the Texas Rangers on Sunday. By SCHUYLER DIXON (AP Sports Writer) On a chilly afternoon, Pirates right-hander Trevor Williams put the Detroit bats in a deep freeze. Williams was pulled with a no-hitter in … Read moreASTROS LOOK READY TO DEFEND CHAMPIONSHIP SEASON