Springer homers twice, Manoah sharp as Blue Jays blank Royals

Rookie righty Alek Manoah made a marvellous debut in Toronto, and George Springer smashed a pair of early-game home runs to lead the Toronto Blue Jays to a 4-0 win over the Kansas City Royals on Saturday afternoon.

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Berrios confirmed as Blue Jays' starter Sunday

Blue Jays fans aren't going to have to wait long to see Jose Berrios. TSN Blue Jays reporter Scott Mitchell tweets the team's biggest trade deadline addition will start Sunday's series-finale against the Kansas City Royals.

Berrios confirmed as Blue Jays' starter Sunday

Tatis Jr. on 10-day IL with shoulder trouble

Star shortstop Fernando Tatis Jr. of the San Diego Padres was placed on the 10-day injured list Saturday, a day after partially dislocating his left shoulder for the third time this season.

Tatis Jr. on 10-day IL with shoulder trouble

MLB: Yankees 4, Marlins 2

Anthony Rizzo scored the go-ahead run on a wild pitch in the fifth inning and homered for the second consecutive game as the Yankees doubled-up the Marlins for their fourth win in five games.

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Votto inches from HR record, Báez helps Mets rally past Reds

Joey Votto came oh-so-close to matching the major league record with a home run in eight consecutive games, but Javier Báez did clear the fence in his New York debut and the Mets rallied past the Cincinnati Reds 5-4 in 10 innings Saturday night.

Márquez homers off Darvish, pitches Rockies past Padres

Germán Márquez outdueled Yu Darvish and hit a 418-foot home run off his fellow All-Star to lead the Colorado Rockies to a 5-3 victory Saturday night against the San Diego Padres.

Jeffers homers again, Twins rout Cardinals

Ryan Jeffers hit a three-run homer, rookie right-hander Bailey Ober threw four effective innings and the Minnesota Twins beat the St. Louis Cardinals 8-1 on Saturday night to end a three-game losing streak.

Giants hit 5 HRs, rough up Greinke, Astros

The San Francisco Giants hit five home runs, including four off Astros ace Zack Greinke, and beat Houston 8-6 Saturday in an interleague matchup of division leaders.

Swanson has two homers, 7 RBI as Braves beat Brewers

Dansby Swanson hit a grand slam and a two-run shot and drove in a career-high seven runs to lead the Atlanta Braves to an 8-1 win over the Milwaukee Brewers on Saturday night.

Heim homers in 10th to lift Rangers over Mariners

Jonah Heim hit his second two-run homer of the game in the bottom of the 10th inning to give the Texas Rangers a 5-4 win over the Seattle Mariners on Saturday night.

Hendricks earns majors-best 13th win as Cubs beat Nats

Kyle Hendricks earned his major league-leading 13th victory, Rafael Ortega homered and the Chicago Cubs beat the Washington Nationals 6-3 Saturday night.

Zavala makes history but Cleveland rallies past White Sox

White Sox rookie Seby Zavala hit the first three home runs of his career, including a grand slam, but the Cleveland Indians rallied to beat Chicago 12-11 on Saturday night.

Turner, Dodgers top Diamondbacks

Turner, Dodgers top Diamondbacks

Justin Turner hit a go-ahead, two-run homer, Albert Pujols had a pair of RBI singles and the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 8-3 on Saturday night.

Impact players moving makes for memorable MLB trade deadline

This trade deadline was unlike any other I have ever experienced in my nearly forty years in the game. There were the most impactful and substantial number of players changing teams I have ever seen. This deadline will be remembered in history as the one that saw former Cy Young award winners, MVPs, All-Stars, former rookies of the year and Gold Glove winners changing teams.

Impact players moving makes for memorable MLB trade deadline
- Steve Phillips
Impact players moving makes for memorable MLB trade deadline

Pivot from stockpiling prospects to peddling them arrives for Jays

The Toronto Blue Jays needed to take the next step in their hopeful evolution into a World Series contender, and the club did just that with the acquisition of José Berríos on Friday, paying a steep price to add another top-of-the-rotation arm. Impact pitching is what they need most, and Berríos may just be the start, Scott Mitchell writes.

Pivot from stockpiling prospects to peddling them arrives for Jays
- Scott Mitchell
Pivot from stockpiling prospects to peddling them arrives for Jays

Deadline Deals

Dodgers finalize deal for Scherzer, Turner; Mets trade for SS Baez, RHP Williams

The Dodgers' acquisition of three-time Cy Young winner Max Scherzer and All-Star shortstop Trea Turner from the Nationals is complete. The Giants have reached a deal to acquire star third baseman Kris Bryant from the Cubs, The Mets have acquired shortstop Javier Baez and right-hander Trevor Williams from the Cubs in exchange for prospect Pete Crow-Armstrong. The White Sox have agreed to trade for All-Star closer Craig Kimbrel from the Cubs in exchange for second baseman Nick Madrigal and right-hander Codi Heuer.

Braves acquire OFs Soler, Rosario

The Atlanta Braves’ flurry of trade-deadline moves on Friday highlighted how fortunate they are to be in the NL East, where any team close to .500 is still relevant.

Cleveland acquires OF Straw from Astros for RHP Maton

The Indians made another trade just before the deadline Friday, sending reliever Phil Maton to the AL West-leading Houston Astros for outfielder Myles Straw.

Cleveland get LHP Battenfield from Rays for Luplow, Johnson

The Indians capped a whirlwind few hours before the trading deadline Friday by sending outfielder Jordan Luplow and right-hander DJ Johnson to the Tampa Bay Rays for minor league pitcher Peyton Battenfield.

Report: Brewers finalizing trade for Tigers' Norris

The Milwaukee Brewers are finalizing a deal to acquire left-hander Daniel Norris from the Detroit Tigers, sources told ESPN's Jeff Passan and Kiley McDaniel on Friday.

Blue Jays at the Deadline

Phillips on Berrios: Outstanding young pitcher, has room to grow and improve

Baseball Insider Steve Phillips shares his thoughts on the Blue Jays' acquisition of Jose Berrios, and explains that he has the potential to be a No. 1 starter, and that a major factor in the deal was that Toronto has him under control for next season as well.

How big is the addition of Berrios for the Blue Jays?

How big of an addition is Jose Berrios for the Blue Jays and their push down the stretch? Did Toronto give up too much for the right-handed pitcher? Scott Mitchell joins SportsCentre to discuss.

First impressions of the Berrios trade

Bryan Hayes and Jonas Siegel are joined by TSN Baseball Insider Steve Phillips and they breakdown the Blue Jays’ trade for Jose Berrios and debate whether the team gave up too much for him or not.

Blue Jays land Berrios from Twins for top prospects

The Toronto Blue Jays added to their pitching at the trade deadline Friday, acquiring starter Jose Berrios from the Minnesota Twins and veteran reliever Joakim Soria from the Arizona Diamondbacks.

Blue Jays return home

‘No place like home’ for contending Blue Jays

When the Blue Jays take to the brand new seamless turf at Rogers Centre Friday night, they’ll look like a much different team than the one Toronto baseball fans last saw on Sept. 29, 2019, Scott Mitchell writes.

Scott  Mitchell
- Scott Mitchell
‘No place like home’ for contending Blue Jays

Cubs blow things up

Cubs trade former MVP Bryant to Giants

The first-place San Francisco Giants made a big splash just before the trade deadline Friday, acquiring star slugger Kris Bryant from the Chicago Cubs for two minor leaguers.

Cubs trade former MVP Bryant to Giants

Yankees acquire Rizzo from Cubs

The New York Yankees acquired All-Star first baseman Anthony Rizzo from the Chicago Cubs on Thursday. Right-handed pitcher Alexander Vizcaino and outfielder Kevin Alcantara, both minor leaguers, will head from New York to Chicago in the trade.

Yankees acquire Rizzo from Cubs

Dodgers finalize deal for Scherzer, Turner; Mets trade for SS Baez, RHP Williams

The Dodgers' acquisition of three-time Cy Young winner Max Scherzer and All-Star shortstop Trea Turner from the Nationals is complete. The Giants have reached a deal to acquire star third baseman Kris Bryant from the Cubs, The Mets have acquired shortstop Javier Baez and right-hander Trevor Williams from the Cubs in exchange for prospect Pete Crow-Armstrong. The White Sox have agreed to trade for All-Star closer Craig Kimbrel from the Cubs in exchange for second baseman Nick Madrigal and right-hander Codi Heuer.

Busy Nationals deal reliever Hudson to Padres

Busy Nationals deal reliever Hudson to Padres

The new-look Nationals have traded right-handed reliever Daniel Hudson to the San Diego Padres in a busy day of moves for retooling Washington, acquiring right-hander Mason Thompson and shortstop Jordy Barley.

Yankees acquire Rizzo from Cubs

The New York Yankees acquired All-Star first baseman Anthony Rizzo from the Chicago Cubs on Thursday. Right-handed pitcher Alexander Vizcaino and outfielder Kevin Alcantara, both minor leaguers, will head from New York to Chicago in the trade.

Yankees acquire Rizzo from Cubs

Blue Jays acquire lefty reliever Hand

The Toronto Blue Jays acquired closer Brad Hand from Washington on Thursday, getting some bullpen help from a skidding Nationals team that has turned into a trade-deadline seller.

Mariners acquire RHP reliever Castillo from Rays

Mariners acquire RHP reliever Castillo from Rays

The Seattle Mariners quickly found a replacement for the back end of their bullpen, acquiring right-hander Diego Castillo from the Tampa Bay Rays for reliever JT Chargois and a minor league infielder on Thursday.

Nationals, Phils postponed due to COVID-19 issues

Four Washington Nationals players and eight staffers have tested positive for COVID-19, forcing Major League Baseball to postpone their game against the Philadelphia Phillies on Wednesday night.

Mariners' Santiago banned 80 games for positive drug test

The Seattle Mariners pitcher was suspended for 80 games Thursday by Major League Baseball following a positive test for external testosterone, exactly one month after he was banned for 10 games when he became the first player penalized under the sport's crackdown on grip-enhancing substances.

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Covering the Bases: Waiver Wire adds for Week 16

Top prospects Jarred Kelenic and Jarren Duran were brought up to the majors this weekend. The outfielders are two of the priority pickups this week among players rostered in fewer than 50 per cent of ESPN leagues.

Covering the Bases: Waiver Wire adds for Week 16

Covering the Bases: Waiver Wire Adds for Week 15

Week 15 is two weeks on the schedule as Major League Baseball takes it's all-star break. With time to re-evaluate and reload, managers can take an extra-long look at these six players rostered in fewer than 50 per cent of ESPN leagues.

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Blue Jays look like buyers as trade deadline approaches

Blue Jays general manager Ross Atkins has already added a couple of quality relievers. It’s also helpful that the Jays’ needs are clear. Their offence is championship calibre but their starting pitching and bullpen are not. Steve Phillips has more on Toronto's deadline approach.

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- Steve Phillips
Blue Jays look like buyers as trade deadline approaches

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Pivot from stockpiling prospects to peddling them arrives for Jays

The Toronto Blue Jays needed to take the next step in their hopeful evolution into a World Series contender, and the club did just that with the acquisition of José Berríos on Friday, paying a steep price to add another top-of-the-rotation arm. Impact pitching is what they need most, and Berríos may just be the start, Scott Mitchell writes.

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- Scott Mitchell
Pivot from stockpiling prospects to peddling them arrives for Jays

Hand trade shows Jays' mindset, but Berríos is the prize

The Toronto Blue Jays decided to deal for left-handed reliever Brad Hand one day ahead of the MLB trade deadline and his ability to get both sides out this season will help, but acquiring impact starting pitchers like José Berríos is firmly on the club’s radar, Scott Mitchell writes.

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- Scott Mitchell
Hand trade shows Jays' mindset, but Berríos is the prize

Monday with Mitchell: Trade deadline primer

Five days out from Major League Baseball’s trade cutoff, there still seems to be very little clarity surrounding who’s buying, who’s selling, who’s available, and who’s not.

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Monday with Mitchell: Trade deadline primer

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Flirting with Disaster

In MLB, pitching velocities are higher than ever and incidents involving players getting hit by those pitches are increasing. Steve Phillips explains that the league is flirting with disaster by not doing a better job to try to quell these incidents.

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