Less than a month after the National Hockey League announced Las Vegas as an expansion site, MLB is opening up to the idea of moving to Sin City as well. MLB commissioner Rob Manfred spoke to YES Network on Tuesday, acknowledging baseball’s dark past with gambling. But he said neither the Black Sox scandal nor […]
The Phillies and Twins will meet for the first time since 2013 on Tuesday night at Target Field for the opener of a three-game Interleague series.
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Mets reliever Jim Henderson, who returned to the Majors this year following a second shoulder surgery, is back on the disabled list with an injury in that joint. The Mets placed Henderson on the DL before Tuesday’s game and recalled left-hander Sean Gilmartin, who had been starting games for Triple-A Las Vegas.
The Mets have signed 2016 first-round Draft pick Justin Dunn, a right-handed pitcher out of Boston College who was selected No. 19 overall. According to MLBPipeline.com’s Jim Callis, the signing is for the full pick value of $2,378,800. The club has not confirmed the amount.
As they continue to search for worthwhile additions to their stagnant lineup, the Mets are among the teams harboring interest in Cuban free agent Yulieski Gourriel. The team will hold a private workout for Gourriel, general manager Sandy Alderson said.
Chicago placed left-handed reliever Clayton Richard on the 15-day disabled list with a blister on his left middle finger, and righty Adam Warren was optioned to Triple-A Iowa. Spencer Patton and Gerardo Concepcion were both promoted to the Majors.
The education of catcher Willson Contreras continued on Tuesday night. The Cubs prospect made his second big league start as the team eases him into what they hope will be a regular job.
Jake Arrieta will start for the Cubs in the series finale against the Cardinals on Wednesday afternoon at Wrigley Field, looking to build off his latest strong outing. Michael Wacha will start for St. Louis, looking to end a career-high string of seven losses.
It was payback time for the Cardinals. After losing four of six games at Busch Stadium to the Cubs, the Cardinals and Adam Wainwright spoiled the party in front of 41,616 at Wrigley Field on Tuesday night with a 4-3 victory.
The Cardinals signed 2016 second-round pick Connor Jones, a right-handed pitcher selected No. 70 overall, according to MLBPipeline.com’s Jim Callis. Callis reports the signing is for $1.1 million; the slot value for the 70th pick is $920,100.
Adam Wainwright will try to keep the Cardinals’ string of solid starts going on Tuesday night at Wrigley Field, one of the veteran right-hander’s favorite places to pitch. The first-place Cubs counter with right-hander Jason Hammel, who is 2-0 against St. Louis this season.