Central

Neverauskas recalled, tosses perfect frame
mlbrealtalk.com

The Pirates put the Triple-A shuttle into motion and shuffled their bullpen again Saturday afternoon. Down went left-hander Steven Brault, and up came right-hander Dovydas Neverauskas.

901
Like
Save
Lucas makes Majors debut for Cardinals
mlbrealtalk.com

The Cardinals are trying another new arm in their bullpen, this time adding right-hander Josh Lucas to the roster on Saturday in place of Mike Mayers, who was optioned back to Triple-A Memphis after the team’s win on Friday.

355
Like
Save
Little is Major: Cards-Bucs in Williamsport tonight!
mlbrealtalk.com

Sunday night, the spotlight will shine on a big moment in a small town. The Cardinals and Pirates will play a Major League game in a Minor League ballpark in front of Little League families. By the time it’s all over, Little Leaguers and big leaguers alike will leave with the memory of a baseball […]

808
Like
Save
Historic Bowman Field set for MLB spotlight
mlbrealtalk.com

The anticipation of watching the inaugural MLB Little League Classic is building, but few realize how much work went into preparing the field for tonight’s game on ESPN at 7 p.m. ET. Since March 1, a grounds crew team has been stationed in Williamsport, Pa., to make historic Bowman Field ready to host the Cardinals […]

437
Like
Save
Reds play it safe, rest Cozart after HBP
mlbrealtalk.com

The Reds have remained cautious with shortstop Zack Cozart as he deals with a left shin injury that caused him to leave in the seventh inning of Friday’s game against the Braves at SunTrust Park.

384
Like
Save
Cubs claim catcher Rivera on waivers
mlbrealtalk.com

The Cubs added depth at catcher on Saturday when they claimed Rene Rivera off waivers from the Mets.

586
Like
Save
Happ leads bats behind Quintana to edge Jays
mlbrealtalk.com

Rookie Ian Happ did it all on Saturday afternoon, hitting an RBI single in the first inning and a solo home run in the fourth and scoring the tiebreaking run on Javier Baez’s single in the sixth to spark the Cubs to a 4-3 Interleague victory over the Blue Jays at Wrigley Field.

88
Like
Save
Hendricks to start as Cubs eye sweep of Jays
mlbrealtalk.com

The Blue Jays and Cubs will meet for the third and final time this season when their series wraps up on Sunday afternoon at Wrigley Field. Right-hander Kyle Hendricks will take the mound for Chicago, while Toronto will counter with right-hander Marco Estrada.

765
Like
Save
Cards piecing together 'pen without Rosenthal
mlbrealtalk.com

The Cardinals have picked a path of patience en route to determining what’s next for Trevor Rosenthal, their closer now sidelined by an elbow injury. The club isn’t afforded the similar luxury of time, however, when it comes to finding a way to replace him in the bullpen.

580
Like
Save
Schebler back with Reds as Feldman hits DL
mlbrealtalk.com

The Reds’ Scott Schebler rejoined the team Friday after a bruised left rotator cuff landed him on the disabled list on Aug. 1.

997
Like
Save
Don't question Scooter during Players Weekend
mlbrealtalk.com

Reds second baseman Scooter Gennett already uses his nickname every day so he will wear his given name, Ryan, above his No. 4 during the inaugural Players Weekend Aug. 25-27.

912
Like
Save
Freese: 'We're fighting, but you've got to win'
mlbrealtalk.com

David Freese figured the ball wouldn’t get out. But as he ran down the first-base line after launching Seung Hwan Oh’s fastball to deep center field, the ball kept carrying toward the wall in front of the Cardinals’ bullpen. It landed just shy, in the glove of Tommy Pham, for a sacrifice fly that pulled […]

118
Like
Save