Check out Mini-Ballbug for simple mobiles or Ballbug Mobile for modern smartphones.
10:30 PM ET, August 12, 2017


 Top News: 
John Harper / New York Daily News:
Yankees' blowout loss to Red Sox a summary of entire up-and-down season  —  It was only one game but it felt like a summation of the state of the AL East race the Red Sox have grabbed by the throat over the last two weeks, to the point where suddenly it looks as if they might run away with the division title.
Associated Press:
Benintendi 2 HRs, 6 RBIs, Red Sox rout Severino, Yanks 10-5  —  NEW YORK (AP) — Rookie Andrew Benintendi rocketed a pair of three-run homers off All-Star Luis Severino and the Boston Red Sox bounced back from a tough loss, roughing up the New York Yankees 10-5 Saturday.
Yankees place Masahiro Tanaka on DL with shoulder inflammation
Discussion: Pinstripe Alley and MLB Daily Dish
Kevin Santo / USA Today:
Yankees' comeback against Red Sox may prove to be a turning point
Peter Botte / New York Daily News:   Luis Severino implodes as Yankees are blown out by Red Sox in 10-5 loss
Associated Press:   Yankees put RHP Tanaka on DL with shoulder inflammation
Source: Brewers finalizing trade for Mets 2B Neil Walker  —  PHILADELPHIA — The New York Mets scratched second baseman Neil Walker from the starting lineup Saturday night as they worked to finalize a trade to send the veteran second baseman to the Milwaukee Brewers.
Tom Haudricourt / USA Today:
Brewers acquire Neil Walker from Mets with hopes of providing a boost at second base  —  The Milwaukee Brewers finally decided to do something about their lack of production at second base.  —  The Brewers agreed to acquire veteran switch-hitter Neil Walker from the New York Mets on Saturday …
Charlie Wilmoth / MLB Trade Rumors:
Brewers To Acquire Neil Walker
John Harper / New York Daily News:   Enough with the Subway Squabbles: Mets need to put Yankee non-deals behind them and focus on 2018
Mike Puma / New York Post:
Neil Walker says he is healthy following nixed deal to Yankees
Dan Bickley / Arizona Republic:
Diamondbacks need to shut out the noise, start playing like a playoff team … CONNECT  —  Chase Field has been a source of contention in 2017.  The stadium has spawned court battles over repair bills, hand-wringing over bipartisan crowds, and heavy-handed threats from Major League Baseball.
Nick Piecoro / Arizona Republic:
Diamondbacks manager Torey Lovullo sticking to his process despite recent missteps … CONNECT  —  Thinking back on the moves that haven't gone his way in recent games, Diamondbacks manager Torey Lovullo quoted one of his managing mentors, Sparky Anderson, when answering questions from reporters on Saturday.
Pedro Moura / Los Angeles Times:   Column Diamondbacks have snaked their way into contention this season
Associated Press:
West Point grad Rowley wins ML debut, Jays beat Pirates 7-2  —  TORONTO (AP) — Chris Rowley pitched 5 1/3 innings to win his major league debut, Jose Bautista scored two runs and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 7-2 on Saturday.  —  A former first lieutenant in the United States Army …
Charlie Wilmoth / MLB Trade Rumors:
Blue Jays Place Russell Martin On DL, Designate Chris Coghlan & Chris Smith
Dean Iampietro / WPXI-TV:
Polanco leaves Pirates game with hamstring injury
Discussion: FanRag Sports and Bucs Dugout
ESPN:   Blue Jays catcher Russell Martin goes on DL with oblique strain
Connor Byrne / MLB Trade Rumors:
Rockies Sign Ryan Howard To Minors Deal  —  The Rockies announced that they have agreed to a minor league contract with first baseman Ryan Howard.  —  This is the second time this year the longtime Phillie has taken a minors pact.  Howard signed one with the Braves back in April …
Discussion: Purple Row, MLB Daily Dish and Rox Pile
Associated Press:
Ryan Howard agrees to minor league deal with Rockies  —  DENVER (AP) — The Colorado Rockies have agreed to a minor league contract with first baseman Ryan Howard, who will report to Triple-A Albuquerque.  —  Howard, 37, hasn't played in the majors this season but could be a September call-up if he shows some power at the plate.
Mitchell Forde / St. Louis Post-Dispatch:
Cardinals tie game on Grichuk's solo homer in second  —  On August 1, two Carlos Martinez starts ago, Martinez gave up three runs in the first inning to the Brewers and the Cardinals could never overcome the deficit.  —  Saturday, the Braves scored two runs in the top of the first …
Mitchell Forde / St. Louis Post-Dispatch:   Cardinals will back Martinez with same lineup as Friday
Connor Byrne / MLB Trade Rumors:
Mariners Sign Jeanmar Gomez To Minor League Deal  —  The Mariners have signed reliever Jeanmar Gomez to a minor league contract, as Triple-A Tacoma broadcaster Mike Curto reports that the Rainiers added the right-hander to their roster on Saturday (Twitter link).
Kristie Ackert / New York Daily News:
Jacob deGrom still expected to make his next start for Mets after taking a line drive off of his arm  —  PHILADELPHIA — Jacob deGrom threw his regularly scheduled bullpen Saturday and said he plans to throw his second on Sunday.  The righthander is on track to make his next start after taking …
Matt Breen /
Phillies pitcher Mark Leiter could move into starting rotation  —  Mark Leiter Jr. returned from the minor leagues in late June as a different pitcher than the one who was sent to triple A just four weeks earlier.  —  The righthander came back relaxed, knowing what to expect from the month …
Charlie Wilmoth / MLB Trade Rumors:
Rangers Claim Phil Gosselin From Pirates  —  The Rangers have claimed utilityman Phil Gosselin from the Pirates and optioned him to Triple-A Round Rock.  They've also outrighted infielder Tyler Smith to Round Rock.  —  The Pirates acquired Gosselin in a minor trade this spring after the Diamondbacks designated him for assignment.
Discussion: Bucs Dugout
Brendan C. Hall / ESPN:
Mariners take the field with salute to Edgar Martinez  —  Edgar Martinez's number is set to be retired Saturday night by the Seattle Mariners, when they host the Los Angeles Angels at Safeco Field.  —  But before the festivities get underway, players relished the opportunity to wear …
Discussion: Lookout Landing
John Healy / New York Daily News:
Matt Harvey takes ‘a big step’ towards MLB return with his first rehab start  —  WAPPINGER FALLS, NY — Matt Harvey took the first steps to returning to the Mets on Saturday, and it could've gone better.  —  The right-hander threw 18 pitches — 11 balls and seven strikes — allowing one walk …
Connor Byrne / MLB Trade Rumors:
Rosenthal's Latest: Blue Jays, White Sox, Brewers, Gray  —  Blue Jays right-hander Marco Estrada drew “virtually no interest” in advance of the July 31 non-waiver trade deadline, reports FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal.  Estrada has been at top form since then, however, making it likely someone …
Associated Press:
Pirela's homer in 8th leads Padres to 4-3 win over Dodgers  —  LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jose Pirela hit a tiebreaking home run leading off the eighth inning, Manuel Margot added two solo homers and the San Diego Padres beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 4-3 on Friday night.
 Archived Page Info: 
This is a snapshot of Ballbug at 10:30 PM ET, August 12, 2017.

View the current page or another snapshot:

 See Also: 
Ballbug: site main
Ballbug River: reverse chronological Ballbug
Ballbug Mobile: for phones
Ballbug Leaderboard: Ballbug's top sources
Ballbug RSS feed
 More News: 
Associated Press:
Stephen Strasburg expected to make his rehab start at Class-A Potomac on Monday
Connor Byrne / MLB Trade Rumors:
Angels Designate Cesar Puello
George Sipple / Detroit Free Press:
Norris planning for a few rehab starts soon; Presley (right side) off DL
Charlie Wilmoth / MLB Trade Rumors:
Quick Hits: Miller, Freeman, Nationals
George Sipple / Detroit Free Press:
Nick Castellanos open to moving from third base to right field for Detroit Tigers
Bill Shaikin / Los Angeles Times:
Three up, three down: A Dutch treat while the Mariners tread water
Peter Botte / New York Daily News:
Yankees pitcher Jordan Montgomery hit in head by batted ball while signing autographs
Discussion: MLB on Yahoo! Sports
Mark Gonzales / Chicago Tribune:
Alex Avila to catch Jon Lester vs. Diamondbacks
 Earlier Picks:
Reds DFA IF/OF Arismendy Alcantara
Peter Botte / New York Daily News:
Yankees place Masahiro Tanaka on the 10-day DL with shoulder inflammation
Adeiny Hechavarria on the growing number of Cubans in MLB, Jose Fernandez and getting traded
Charlie Wilmoth / MLB Trade Rumors:
AL Notes: Park, Sabathia, Royals
Discussion: Twin Cities and Kansas City Star
Chicago Tribune:
Cubs get contributions throughout lineup in 8-3 win over Diamondbacks
Associated Press:
Anderson homers, Lopez strong in debut as ChiSox top Royals
Discussion: Royals Review
Associated Press:
Reds build early lead, hang on for 11-10 win over Brewers
Discussion: Brew Crew Ball
Associated Press:
Carlos Carrasco takes no-hit bid into 7th, Indians blank Rays

From WeSmirch:

Nicholas Hautman / Us Weekly:
Taylor Swift and Boyfriend Joe Alwyn Are ‘Very Much in Love’: Details on Their Romance!
Mariah Carey's L.A. Home Hit in $50k Burglary

Dave Quinn /
Justin Bieber Shows off His Massive New Torso Tattoo — and Fans Are Going Crazy

Sister Sites:

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