1. MLB System Check 2014: Seattle Mariners' Top Prospects

    The Seattle Mariners Systems Check video offers a quick overview of the team's farm system, addressing its strengths and weaknesses and how it can improve moving forward...

    Mike Rosenbaum Written by Mike Rosenbaum about 22 days ago 3,097 reads 7 comments

  2. Brady Aiken's Injury Doesn't Ruin Pitcher's Huge Upside

    It seems like quite the roller coaster, going from the No. 1 overall pick in the 2014 MLB draft to being told that your pitching elbow didn 't pass the team's physical...

    Will  Carroll Written by Will Carroll about 22 days ago 8,857 reads 4 comments

  3. Rangers Designate Donnie Murphy for Assignment

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  4. A's Jeff Samardzija Will Wear "NL" Uniform at All-Star Game

    Here's an odd one: The newest A's pitcher, Jeff Samardzija – who already has a win under his belt with Oakland – will wear a general “ National League ” jersey ...

    Jack Dale Written by Jack Dale about 22 days ago 1,113 reads 0 comments

  5. A's Claim Kenny Wilson from Jays, Outright Buss

    The A's announced that they have claimed center fielder Kenny Wilson off waivers from the Blue Jays and optioned him to Triple-A Sacramento (Twitter link). The team also announced that the recently designated Nick Buss has been outrighted Sacramento...

    Zachary Petersel Written by Zachary Petersel about 22 days ago 293 reads 0 comments

  6. Injury Strikes Yet Another Texas Rangers Starting Pitcher

    NEW YORK — In a season that should be sponsored by Blue Cross, starter Nick Martinez may have suffered the kind of injury that sums up all the Rangers ' injuries this season...

    Drew Morita Written by Drew Morita about 22 days ago 204 reads 0 comments

  7. Astros-Rangers Preview

    It's not surprising the Houston Astros own the worst record in baseball, but it's unexpected the Texas Rangers aren't much better...

    Drew Morita Written by Drew Morita about 22 days ago 13 reads 0 comments

  8. Mariners Prospect Marte Flashing Leather in Minors

    Ketel Marte is a name to remember. The switch-hitting middle infielder currently plays in the Seattle Mariners ' organization, having signed as an international free agent from the Dominican Republic in 2010...

    Drew Morita Written by Drew Morita about 22 days ago 226 reads 0 comments

  9. Twins-Mariners Preview

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  10. Cespedes to Defend Derby Title; Donaldson May Join

    OAKLAND -- It's long been speculated that Yoenis Cespedes would be invited back to the Gillette Home Run Derby to defend his 2013 title. The A's slugger all but confirmed his participation on Sunday, and he may be bringing a friend along, too...

    Drew Morita Written by Drew Morita about 22 days ago 102 reads 0 comments

  11. Beane on Trade: A's Needed Pitching Boost

    OAKLAND, Calif. -- The beginning of July's first blockbuster trade occurred about a month ago, when Oakland Athletics general manager Billy Beane called Chicago Cubs executive Theo Epstein to ask about Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel...

    Drew Morita Written by Drew Morita about 22 days ago 121 reads 0 comments

  12. Astros Sign No. 25 International Prospect Ronny Rafael

    The Astros have signed Dominican outfielder Ronny Rafael, the No. 25 international prospect for July 2, for a $1.5 million bonus. His contract also includes $100,000 in college scholarship money, which won't count against Houston's bonus pool...

    Zachary Petersel Written by Zachary Petersel about 22 days ago 199 reads 0 comments

  13. A's on All-Star Selections

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  14. Giants-Athletics Preview

    Manager Bob Melvin isn't shy about his enthusiasm leading up to the Bay Bridge Series between his MLB -best Oakland Athletics and the San Francisco Giants , especially with both teams proving to be contenders through the first half of the season...

    Drew Morita Written by Drew Morita about 22 days ago 99 reads 0 comments

  15. Identifying What's Wrong with 'Can't-Miss' 2013 No. 1 Pick Mark Appel

    When it comes to the No. 1 overall pick in the amateur draft, there’s usually a strong belief that the specific player—hitter or pitcher—will be able to reach the ...

    Mike Rosenbaum Written by Mike Rosenbaum about 23 days ago 21,907 reads 21 comments

  16. Mariners get 5 hits in 1-0 loss to White Sox

    The Seattle Mariners had just five hits. They left nine runners on base and went 0 for 11 with runners in scoring position. And manager Lloyd McClendon felt much of the blame belonged to his own team...

    Kyle Brown Written by Kyle Brown about 23 days ago 71 reads 0 comments

  17. Altuve Headed to All-Star Game on Players' Vote

    ANAHEIM -- In typical Jose Altuve fashion, the second baseman began by thanking his Astros teammates and the coaching staff upon learning Sunday afternoon he had made the American League All-Star team after being voted in by the players...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by Scott Semmler about 23 days ago 52 reads 0 comments

  18. Darvish, Beltre Returning to All-Star Game

    NEW YORK -- Yu Darvish is going back to the All-Star Game for the third straight year. This time he might even get into the game.....

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by Scott Semmler about 23 days ago 321 reads 0 comments

  19. Robinson Cano, Felix Hernandez Selected for AL All-Star Team

    Officially, the Mariners have two selections to the MLB all-star team, but there is good possibility that they will have at least an additional player heading to the midsummer classic in Minneapolis...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by Scott Semmler about 23 days ago 482 reads 0 comments

  20. Angels' Mike Trout to Start All-Star Game; Garrett Richards Snubbed

    The excitement of a 6-1 victory that capped a four-game sweep of the Houston Astros on Sunday was tempered when the Angels learned that only one player from their club, which has ...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by Scott Semmler about 23 days ago 215 reads 0 comments

  21. Oakland A's Place Six on All-Star Team

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  22. Richards Has 11 Ks, Angels Top Astros 6-1

    ANAHEIM, Calif. -- There was a lot of grumbling in the Los Angeles Angels ' clubhouse following Garrett Richards' latest strong performance.....

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  23. Photo: Athletics Fans Make Excellent Sign for Samardzija's First Start

    Right-hander Jeff Samardzija is making his first start for the Athletics on Sunday afternoon (GameTracker) following Friday's trade. The fans in Oakland have come up with an excellent sign for the occasion...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by Scott Semmler about 23 days ago 118 reads 0 comments

  24. Moss Missing 2nd Straight Due to Ankle Injury

    # Athletics lineup Sunday vs. #BlueJays. Brandon Moss (ankle) out again. Coco Crisp off. Jeff Samardzija's debut...

    James Wrabel Written by James Wrabel about 23 days ago 20 reads 0 comments

  25. A's 5, Blue Jays 1

    Perhaps lost in the understandable attention given to the A's trade for starters Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel is that Oakland boasted a pretty fair rotation before acquiring those two right-handers from the Cubs ...

    Scott Slocombe Written by Scott Slocombe about 24 days ago 65 reads 0 comments