Former NL MVP Ryan Braun(Milwaukee Brewers) announces retirement

Mosman 2011 NL MVP Ryan Braun announces retirement from MLB Trade Rumors with Steve Adams, and from YardBarker.com/www.yardbarker.com Longtime Brewers slugger Ryan Braun formally announced his retirement as a player Tuesday, thanking Brewers fans and the organization in a video announcement shared by the team (on Twitter). Braun didn’t sign with a club last offseason but… Continue reading Former NL MVP Ryan Braun(Milwaukee Brewers) announces retirement

Pittsburgh Pirates’ Second Round Draft Pick Lonnie White profiled in new “No Days Off” video

http://fidelity-energy.co.uk/how-to-reduce-your-energy-consumption/office-with-lights/ Pittsburgh Pirates 2nd round pick Lonnie White Jr. profiled in new “No Days Off” episode from www.yardbarker.com/YardBarker.com The Pittsburgh Pirates selected the toolsy outfielder Lonnie White Jr. with the 64th pick in the 2021 MLB Draft, hoping that he can be a key building block for their ongoing rebuild. The 6-foot-3, 212 pounder signed for… Continue reading Pittsburgh Pirates’ Second Round Draft Pick Lonnie White profiled in new “No Days Off” video

San Diego Padres SS Fernando Tatis Jr. looking to return from the Injured List, as an outfielder

Padres star shortstop Fernando Tatis Jr. preparing to play in outfield from MLB Trade Rumors with Mark Polishuk and from YardBarker.com/www.yardbarker.com Fernando Tatis Jr. was placed on the injured list 10 days ago, and it seemed as though the Padres star was perhaps closer to a season-ending surgery on his bothersome shoulder than a return… Continue reading San Diego Padres SS Fernando Tatis Jr. looking to return from the Injured List, as an outfielder

Miami Marlins’ manager Don Mattingly tests Positive for COVID-19

Marlins manager Don Mattingly tests positive for COVID-19, misses game from MLB Trade Rumors with Mark Polishuk and from YardBarker.com/www.yardbarker.com Marlins manager Don Mattingly has tested positive for COVID-19, the team announced ( MLB.com’s Christina De Nicola was among those to report the news). Mattingly is experiencing some mild symptoms but has been vaccinated against… Continue reading Miami Marlins’ manager Don Mattingly tests Positive for COVID-19

Former Greensboro Grasshopper Rodolfo Castro makes Pittsburgh Pirates history

Castro makes history Rodolfo Castro(Greensboro Grasshoppers) hit two home runs in Wednesday’s game vs. the Brewers, marking his fourth and fifth Major League hits — all of which have been homers. It’s the first time in the AL/NL Modern Era (since 1901) that each of a player’s first five hits have been home runs. “I… Continue reading Former Greensboro Grasshopper Rodolfo Castro makes Pittsburgh Pirates history

Nationals’ Crisis with both Stephen Strasburg and Trea Turner out

Nationals’ Stephen Strasburg to have season-ending neck surgery from Zac Wassink with YardBarker.com/www.yardbarker.com Washington Nationals ace Stephen Strasburg hasn’t pitched since June 1 because of what was first reported to be a neck strain and won’t return until some time next year. Per Paul Casella of the MLB website, Washington manager Dave Martinez confirmed Tuesday… Continue reading Nationals’ Crisis with both Stephen Strasburg and Trea Turner out

Fan who threw baseball at Boston Red Sox’ Alex Verdugo banned from MLB parks for life

Fan who threw ball at Alex Verdugo banned from MLB stadiums for life from Larry Brown Sports and by Larry Brown, and from YardBarker.com/www.yardbarker.com The fan who threw a baseball at Alex Verdugo on Saturday night is facing consequences. The New York Yankees said Sunday that the fan who threw the ball has been banned… Continue reading Fan who threw baseball at Boston Red Sox’ Alex Verdugo banned from MLB parks for life

Ohtani(Los Angeles Angels) sets Home Run record for a Japanese-born baseball player

Angels’ Shohei Ohtani sets home run record for Japanese-born player from Zac Wassink at YardBarker.com/www.yardbarker.com Stop us if you’ve heard this one before: Los Angeles Angels two-way superstar Shohei Ohtani did something awesome. In the bottom of the fifth inning of Wednesday’s home game against the Boston Red Sox, Ohtani crushed his 32nd home run… Continue reading Ohtani(Los Angeles Angels) sets Home Run record for a Japanese-born baseball player

Foreign Substance issues getting Baseball People Fighting Mad:Joe Girardi challenges Max Scherzer to a fight!!!

Joe Girardi ejected after challenging Max Scherzer to fight from Larry Brown Sports/Larry Brown and from YardBarker.com/www.yardbarker.com Joe Girardi was ejected after challenging Max Scherzer to fight amid some ongoing drama between the men on Tuesday. Scherzer was pitching for the Washington Nationals as they led the Philadelphia Phillies 3-1 in the fourth. Girardi requested… Continue reading Foreign Substance issues getting Baseball People Fighting Mad:Joe Girardi challenges Max Scherzer to a fight!!!

Miami Marlins place former Greensboro Grasshoppers third baseman Brian Anderson on 60-Day IL(Will be gone until late July)

Marlins move Brian Anderson to 60-day IL, select Luis Madero from MLB Trade Rumors, with Steve Adams and from YardBarker.com/www.yardbarker.com The Marlins are set to select the contract of right-hander Luis Madero from Triple-A Jacksonville and transfer third baseman Brian Anderson to the 60-day injured list to create space on the 40-man roster, reports Jordan… Continue reading Miami Marlins place former Greensboro Grasshoppers third baseman Brian Anderson on 60-Day IL(Will be gone until late July)

MLB/Major League Baseball Bans Four Minor League Pitchers including Sal Biasi(Winston-Salem Dash) and Marcus Evey(Kannapolis)

MLB bans 4 minor league pitchers for using foreign substances to doctor baseballs from www.espn.com and from YardBarker.com/www.yardbarker.com Four minor league pitchers have been suspended this season by Major League Baseball after being caught using illegal foreign substances to doctor baseballs, signaling a stronger crackdown in the game’s feeder system than in the big leagues… Continue reading MLB/Major League Baseball Bans Four Minor League Pitchers including Sal Biasi(Winston-Salem Dash) and Marcus Evey(Kannapolis)

Los Angeles Dodgers now offering ‘Fully Vaccinated Fan Section’:Prices for the section range from $121 to $154

from last week’s Yardbarker.com and www.yardbarker.com The game was played on Saturday April 24……. Los Angeles Dodgers now offering ‘Fully Vaccinated Fan Section’ Fans of the Los Angeles Dodgers who have been fully vaccinated will receive a new perk at Dodger Stadium. If a fan has had at least two weeks since their final COVID-19… Continue reading Los Angeles Dodgers now offering ‘Fully Vaccinated Fan Section’:Prices for the section range from $121 to $154

No No-Hitter for Madison Bumgarner per MLB rules

Madison Bumgarner’s unique no-hitter will not be recognized by MLB from Larry Brown Sports and Grey Papke, and from YardBarker.com/www.yardbarker.com By the technical definition of the term, Madison Bumgarner threw a no-hitter for the Arizona Diamondbacks on Sunday. It will not go down that way in the MLB record books, though. The Diamondbacks and Atlanta… Continue reading No No-Hitter for Madison Bumgarner per MLB rules

N.Y. Yankees GM still supporting manager Aaron Boone

Yankees GM Brian Cashman backs manager Aaron Boone despite 5-10 start from Zac Wassink with www.yardbarker.com New York Yankees star infielder D.J. LeMahieu admitted after Sunday’s loss to the Tampa Bay Rays that he felt “personally frustrated” by the team’s 5-10 record that has the Bronx Bombers in the basement of the American League standings.… Continue reading N.Y. Yankees GM still supporting manager Aaron Boone

Christian Yelich(Greensboro Grasshoppers) has landed on MLB Milwaukee Brewers Injured List

Back strain lands Brewers All-Star Christian Yelich on 10-day IL from Erin Walsh with YardBarker.com/www.yardbarker.com The Milwaukee Brewers are placing All-Star outfielder Christian Yelich on the 10-day injured list with a back strain, according to Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Yelich has had recurring back soreness in recent seasons, including all four of… Continue reading Christian Yelich(Greensboro Grasshoppers) has landed on MLB Milwaukee Brewers Injured List

Several Major League Baseball Games postponed due to COVID-19 Issues

Twins-Angels games postponed due to COVID-19 issues from MLB Trade Rumorsn with Mark Polishuk and from YardBarker.com/www.yardbarker.com Saturday’s and Sunday’s games between the Twins and Angels were postponed due to unspecified issues related to COVID-19, the league announced. According to MLB’s media release, the postponements were made “to allow for continued testing and contact tracing… Continue reading Several Major League Baseball Games postponed due to COVID-19 Issues

Major League Baseball getting to be a “Sticky Business”:Trevor Bauer chides ‘gossip bloggers’ for reports of MLB collecting his baseballs for inspection

from www.usatoday.com: Trevor Bauer chides ‘gossip bloggers’ for reports of MLB collecting his baseballs for inspection A new rule in Major League Baseball this season allows umpires to collect baseballs they suspect might have foreign substances on them. Until Wednesday, there were no reports of any balls being confiscated and sent to MLB for inspection… Continue reading Major League Baseball getting to be a “Sticky Business”:Trevor Bauer chides ‘gossip bloggers’ for reports of MLB collecting his baseballs for inspection

Former HiToms pitcher with quite the MLB Debut:Rookie Mac Sceroler works 2 2/3 innings of scoreless relief with 4 strikeouts

Former HiTom Mac Sceroler Shines on MLB’s Brightest Stage, in his Major League Debut, at Yankee Stadium….. from www.mlb.com: No matter if you’re a future Hall of Famer or just getting a cup of coffee, you never forget your Major League debut. They are always unforgettable for the players making them, regardless of the outcome,… Continue reading Former HiToms pitcher with quite the MLB Debut:Rookie Mac Sceroler works 2 2/3 innings of scoreless relief with 4 strikeouts

Are you looking for a Money Lender? Mets and Francisco Lindor agree on 10-year $341 Million Dollar extension

Francisco Lindor, Mets agree to 10-year, $341M extension Posted on MLB Trade Rumors by Anthony Franco and coming in from YardBarker.com/www.yardbarker.com The Mets have come to terms on a ten-year, $341M contract extension with star shortstop Francisco Lindor, covering the 2022-31 seasons. Lindor will be paid a $21M singing bonus, followed by flat $32M salaries… Continue reading Are you looking for a Money Lender? Mets and Francisco Lindor agree on 10-year $341 Million Dollar extension