Check out Mini-Ballbug for simple mobiles or Ballbug Mobile for modern smartphones.
9:05 AM ET, April 21, 2015


 Top News:
Updated: A profane Bryan Price vents frustration  —  MILWAUKEE — Reds manager Bryan Price showed the same frustration that has welled up among the team's fanbase as the team is coming off four straight losses and seven losses in eight games.  —  Instead of lashing out at his team's offensive woes …
Associated Press:   Wainwright, Cardinals Nip Reds 2-1 for 5th Straight Win
Reds waste strong start by Leake
Jon Heyman /
Cubs call up infield prodigy Addison Russell to majors  —  Top Cubs shortstop prospect Addison Russell is being called up to the majors, sources told  —  Russell will join top slugging prospect Kris Bryant, who was called up only Friday and is already making an impact with three RBI Monday night against Pittsburgh.
Gordon Wittenmyer / Chicago:
Addison, meet Clark: Cubs' No. 2 prospect Russell to debut Tuesday  —  PITTSBURGH — Four days after the celebrated arrival of top prospect Kris Bryant, the Cubs will add No. 2 prospect Addison Russell on Tuesday to fill their vast hole at second base.  —  Multiple sources confirmed Monday night …
Clark Spencer / Fish Bytes:
Is Mike Redmond on the hot seat?  —  NEW YORK — Reeling from a four-game sweep to the New York Mets that left the Marlins with the second-worst record in the majors at 3-10, manager Mike Redmond's job may be in jeopardy as the team heads to Philadelphia for a series with the Phillies that could dictate his fate.
Dave Cameron / FanGraphs Baseball:
So the Mets Might Be Contenders
Discussion: Bleacher Nation and Amazin' Avenue
Ken Rosenthal / Fox Sports:
Notes: ‘Fastball’ documentary a home run for fans
Discussion: MLB Trade Rumors and Camden Chat
Associated Press:
Tigers Rally in 7th Off Sabathia, Beat Yankees 2-1  —  DETROIT — J.D. Martinez and Yoenis Cespedes hit consecutive RBI singles in the seventh inning, and Joba Chamberlain got Jacoby Ellsbury to hit into a crucial double play in the eighth, helping the Detroit Tigers to a 2-1 victory over the New York Yankees on Monday night.
Discussion: Bless You Boys and Yahoo Sports
Associated Press:
Valbuena Hits Two HR in Houston's 7-5 Victory Over Seattle  —  SEATTLE — Luis Valbuena hit a pair of solo home runs, including a go-ahead eighth-inning shot, to give the Houston Astros a 7-5 victory over the Seattle Mariners Monday night.  —  Valbuena, who started the scoring with a blast …
Associated Press:
Volquez Leads Royals to 7-1 Win Over Twins in Series Opener  —  KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Edinson Volquez dodged trouble for seven innings, and the Kansas City Royals scored a pair of runs on wild pitches before pounding the bumbling Minnesota Twins, 7-1 on Monday night.
Nick Groke / Denver Post:
COLORADO ROCKIES / MLB  —  ROCKIES' JORGE DE LA ROSA GETS FIRST START OF SEASON AGAINST PADRES  —  The Denver Post  —  LOS ANGELES — A welcome and steady arm will greet the Rockies on the mound Monday night at Coors Field when they return from an up-and-down road trip on the West Coast.
Associated Press:
Vogt's 3-Run HR Helps A's Beat Angels 6-3  —  ANAHEIM, Calif. — Stephen Vogt hit a go-ahead three-run homer, Marcus Semien also went deep against Matt Shoemaker and the Oakland Athletics beat the Los Angeles Angels 6-3 on Monday night in the opener of a four-game series.
Discussion: Yahoo Sports
Associated Press:
Feldman Bounces Back, Astros Defeat Angels
Matthew Cerrone / Metsblog:
Travis d'Arnaud out at least 3 weeks with fractured finger  —  Your browser does not support iframes.  —  Update  —  Travis d'Arnaud will be in a splint for three weeks after being diagnosed with a fracture of the little finger on his right hand, the team announced Monday (April 20, 2:50 pm).
Tom Szczerbowski / Fox Sports:
Rosenthal: Braves reliever Andrew McKirahan suspended 80 games for PED violation  —  FOX Sports  —  Andrew McKirahan has a 4.15 ERA this season.  —  Atlanta Braves lefthander Andrew McKirahan has been suspended 80 games for violating Masjor League Baseball's performance-enhancing drug policy …
Associated Press:
Red Sox Get 5 Unearned Runs in 7-1 Win Over Orioles  —  BOSTON — Justin Masterson benefited from five unearned runs, and the Boston Red Sox beat the Baltimore Orioles 7-1 Monday in a soggy Patriots' Day game shortened by rain to 6 1/2 innings.  —  The first pitch was thrown at 11:04 …
 Latest News Finder: 
40 minutes ago
Dave Cameron / FanGraphs Baseball:
So the Mets Might Be Contenders   Find
6 hours ago
Associated Press:
Vogt's 3-Run HR Helps A's Beat Angels 6-3   Find
8 hours ago
Gordon Wittenmyer / Chicago:
Addison, meet Clark: Cubs' No. 2 prospect Russell to debut Tuesday   Find
8 hours ago
Jon Heyman /
Cubs call up infield prodigy Addison Russell to majors   Find
 See Also: 
Ballbug River: reverse chronological Ballbug
Ballbug Mobile: for phones
Ballbug Leaderboard: Ballbug's top sources
Ballbug RSS feed
 More News: 
John Lott / National Post:
Toronto Blue Jays rookies experiencing big-league angst after mistakes prove costly against Atlanta Braves
Discussion: HardballTalk
Steven Marcus / Newsday:
Terry Collins would like to stay, but he's not sure of Mets' plans
NY Daily News:
Paul Auster's radical baseball pace of play rules get a try by Long Island Ducks
Discussion: HardballTalk

From WeSmirch:
Cissy Houston — Bobbi Kristina's Brain Damage is ‘Irreversible’ ... Remains Unresponsive

Melody Chiu /
Miley Cyrus and Patrick Schwarzenegger Have Split

Esther Lee / Us Weekly:
Ariana Grande, Big Sean Split After 8 Months of Dating: Breakup Details

Sister Sites:

 Tech news essentials
 Must-read media news
 Politics, opinion, and current events
 Celebrity news and gossip