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Blue Jays' Shoemaker hurts knee in rundown

Blue Jays starter Matt Shoemaker had to be helped off the field after injuring his left knee during a rundown in the third inning Saturday against the Athletics.


Veteran lefty Gonzalez opts out of Yankees deal

Gio Gonzalez has opted out of his minor league deal with the Yankees, giving the team 48 hours to release or add him to the major league roster. In 15 innings at Triple-A, Gonzalez is 2-1 with a 6.00 ERA.


Yanks await verdict on Judge after oblique injury

Yankees star Aaron Judge will have an MRI after injuring his oblique on a single during Saturday's game vs. the Royals. The Yankees already have 12 players on the injured list.


Collision sends Pirates' Marte, Gonzalez to IL

Erik Gonzalez and Starling Marte of the Pirates were both injured after crashing into each other while chasing a softly hit ball.


Cubs' Lester (hammy) may return for next series

Cubs manager Joe Maddon said injured ace Jon Lester looked "very good" in a simulated game and said it's possible the left-hander could return from his hamstring injury as soon as the team's next series.


Weekend Watch: Predictions, questions for all the top games

Are the Red Sox really on the ropes already? Which of the Braves' young arms will be the best? And how hot is Christian Yelich? Here's your guide to the weekend.


Eovaldi (elbow) to see doctor, may face surgery

Nathan Eovaldi, who has a 6.00 ERA in his four starts this season for the Red Sox, will have his right elbow evaluated by a doctor before making a decision on surgery, which could keep him out two months.


Red Sox place Eovaldi on IL with elbow issue

Nathan Eovaldi, who has a 6.00 ERA in his four starts this season for the Red Sox, has landed on the IL with an elbow issue and will be replaced on the roster by Bobby Poyner.


Indians All-Star Lindor returns from injuries

Indians shortstop Francisco Lindor is back after missing the season's first 18 games.


Forecaster for Week 4: April 22-28

Set your lineups for the week ahead in fantasy baseball with our pitcher rankings, hitter ratings and more.


Marlins fire hitting coach after miserable start

After a lethargic start to the season that saw the club rank last in the majors in runs, the Miami Marlins have fired hitting coach Mike Pagliarulo.


Betts' go-ahead HR in the 8th

Mookie Betts belts a go-ahead solo home run to deep center field, giving the Red Sox a 5-4 lead in the 8th
Tags: Baseball


Ohtani joins team BP for first time since surgery

The Angels' Shohei Ohtani joined teammates for batting practice for the first time since Tommy John surgery.


Hobbled Yanks reach minors deal with Morrison

First baseman Logan Morrison, who is coming off hip surgery and hit a career-high 38 home runs just two seasons ago, has agreed to a minor league deal with the Yankees.


Mets' deGrom (elbow) to miss start, undergo MRI

Mets ace Jacob deGrom, who had been scheduled to start against the Cardinals in St. Louis on Saturday, flew back to New York on Friday to have an MRI on his right elbow.


Mets' deGrom (elbow) heads to IL, will have MRI

Mets ace Jacob deGrom, who had been scheduled to start against the Cardinals in St. Louis on Saturday, flew back to New York on Friday to have an MRI on his right elbow.


Indians' Santana takes oath, sworn in as citizen

Indians first baseman Carlos Santana, who first arrived in the U.S. after he signed with the Dodgers in 2004, was sworn in as a U.S. citizen on Friday.


Sources: Anderson ban is for epithet, not bat flip

White Sox shortstop Tim Anderson's one-game suspension following a benches-clearing incident was for his use of the N-word during the on-field confrontation, sources told ESPN's Jeff Passan.


Keller, Anderson suspended for role in brawl

An apparent violation of baseball's unwritten rules led to a brawl after the White Sox's Tim Anderson was hit by Royals pitcher Brad Keller in an at-bat following the shortstop's bat flip.


Red Sox place Nunez on IL with mid-back strain

Infielder Eduardo Nunez was placed on the 10-day injured list by the Red Sox due to a mid-back strain.


Sources: Yanks reach minors deal with Morrison

First baseman Logan Morrison, who hit a career-high 38 home runs just two seasons ago, has agreed to a minor league deal with the Yankees, sources told ESPN.


New York Yankees drop Kate Smith's 'God Bless America' recording

The Yankees have suspended the use of Kate Smith's recording of "God Bless America" during the seventh-inning stretch while they investigate an allegation of racism against the late singer.
Tags: Baseball


Yankees and Flyers Will Stop Playing Kate Smith After Discovering Racist Songs

Songs that Smith recorded in the 1930s contained disturbing lyrics that demean black people.
Tags: Baseball, Hockey, Ice, New York Yankees, Philadelphia Flyers, Smith, Kate


Daily notes: Pitcher projections and hitter ratings for Friday

Prepare your fantasy baseball lineups with confidence with our daily preview, including pitcher projections, hitter matchup ratings and more.


Indians prospect Benson hits 4 HRs in A-ball

Indians prospect Will Benson hit four home runs for Class-A Lake County on Thursday night, the first minor leaguer to do so since 2014.
Tags: Baseball, Benson, Lake County, Will Benson


Real or not? World Series hangovers are a bunch of nonsense

The Red Sox only wish they could cure their horrible start with a couple of aspirin and a long nap. History shows that's not the case.
Tags: Baseball, Red Sox


Yanks, Flyers drop 'God Bless America' rendition

The Yankees are "erring on the side of sensitivity" and have stopped using Kate Smith's recording of "God Bless America" while they investigate an allegation of racism against the late singer.


Red Sox's Pedroia (knee) placed on injured list

Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia has been placed on the 10-day injured list with irritation in his surgically repaired left knee.
Tags: Baseball, Red Sox, Pedroia, Dustin Pedroia


Red Sox's Pedroia (knee) headed to injured list

Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia will be placed on the 10-day injured list with irritation in his surgically repaired left knee, the team announced Thursday.
Tags: Baseball, Red Sox, Pedroia, Dustin Pedroia


Yanks drop Smith's 'God Bless America' recording

The Yankees are "erring on the side of sensitivity" and have stopped using Kate Smith's recording of "God Bless America" while they investigate an allegation of racism against the late singer.
Tags: America, Baseball, Smith, Yankees, Kate Smith