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Ranking the Top 25 MLB Prospects Likely to Be Promoted This September

The July trade deadline and the August waiver period are not the only ways that teams can add to their rosters for the stretch run. September also brings an influx of new players when the active rosters expand from 25 to 40. Generally,...Show More Summary

Albert Pujols Passes Mark McGwire with 584th Career Home Run on Wednesday Night

Fact: Albert Pujols hit his 584th career home run on Wednesday night, passing Mark McGwire for sole possession of 10th place on the all-time list. Bleacher Report will be bringing sports fans the most interesting and engaging Cold Hard Fact of the day, presented by Coors Light. Source: B/R Insights Read more MLB news on

Playing Fact or Fiction with All of MLB's Hottest Week 21 Buzz and Rumors

A month ago, it looked like the defending World Series champions, the Kansas City Royals, were nothing more than an afterthought in the playoff picture. As we prepare to head into the final month of baseball's regular season, though, the Royals sit in the thick of the AL playoff race. But Kansas City isn't the only team making noise. Show More Summary

How Dangerous Is AL East's Red Sox-Blue Jays-Orioles Trio?

The American League East doesn't get enough respect. Stop yelling back at your computer (or phone or iPad) for a minute and work with me on this. You've heard plenty this summer about the Chicago Cubs, much of it deserved. You've heard about the surprising Los Angeles Dodgers and the stumbling San Francisco Giants. Show More Summary

Should the Giants Be Worried About Suddenly Mortal Madison Bumgarner?

The second half of the season has not been kind to the San Francisco Giants, to put it mildly. Since the All-Star break, they've gone 11-25 with a minus-29 run differential and watched a 6.5-game lead over the archrival Los Angeles Dodgers evaporate into a three-game deficit. Show More Summary

Gary Sanchez Looks Like True Franchise Cornerstone for Yankees' Next Golden Era

New York Yankees catcher Gary Sanchez has been a revelation. That statement is supported by a heap of numbers, but let's start with a single figure: two. That's how many times Sanchez — a 23-year-old rookie with fewer than 100 big league...Show More Summary

Andrew Benintendi Injury: Updates on Red Sox OF's Knee and Return

Boston Red Sox outfielder Andrew Benintendi was removed from his team's game against the Tampa Bay Rays with a leg injury, according to Peter Abraham of the Boston Globe. Continue for updates. Red-Hot Hitter Suffers Injury Wednesday, Aug. Show More Summary

Madison Bumgarner Gave Up 5 ER to Dodgers on Tuesday, His Highest of the Season

Fact: San Francisco Giants lefty Madison Bumgarner gave up five earned runs to the Los Angeles Dodgers on Tuesday, his highest total of the 2016 season. Bleacher Report will be bringing sports fans the most interesting and engaging Cold Hard Fact of the day, presented by Coors Light. Source: B/R Insights Read more MLB news on

Updated 2016 MLB Playoff Odds with 6 Weeks Remaining

There are roughly six weeks left in the 2016 MLB regular season, and while the playoff picture has started to take shape, there is still a lot to be decided between now and October. In the American League, there are a total of 10 teams that can still be called legitimate contenders. Show More Summary

Scott Miller's Starting 9: Of Hot Red Sox, Cologne, Clubhouse Fights, Dog Days

Ah, the dog days of August. Woof… 1. Sweltering Days in the AL East One last summer ice cream break, anyone, before the stretch run cranks up to an inferno? Look out, while Baltimore (4-6 in its last 10 games into Tuesday) apparently...Show More Summary

The 2016 MLB All-Breakout Team with 1 Month to Go

It feels like it was only a few weeks ago that we were talking about potential breakout stars for the 2016 MLB season. Turns out that was a few months ago—and with only one month of regular-season action left, we've got a pretty good...Show More Summary

Resurgent Clay Buchholz Can Still Play Big Part in Red Sox's Contention Hopes

The Boston Red Sox need pitchers. On Tuesday, Clay Buchholz looked like a pitcher. It doesn't erase a season that can only be classified as rough, but it surely put some smiles on faces in Beantown. For six innings, Buchholz mostly baffled...Show More Summary

Chris Tillman Injury: Updates on Orioles SP's Shoulder and Return

Baltimore Orioles starting pitcher Chris Tillman has been dealing with discomfort in his throwing shoulder. On Tuesday, his manager Buck Showalter told the media, via Eduardo Encina of the Baltimore Sun, that it "looks like" Tillman will be headed to the disabled list. More to follow. Read more MLB news on

Jon Niese Injury: Updates on Mets SP's Knee and Return

New York Mets pitcher Jon Niese left Tuesday’s game against the St. Louis Cardinals with pain in his left knee, per Adam Rubin of Continue for updates. Niese Lasts Four Batters Tuesday, Aug. 23 Rubin noted Mets manager Terry Collins was actually concerned with Niese ’s knee before he took the mound on Tuesday. Show More Summary

Each MLB Team's Player Most Likely to Be Traded This Offseason

Normally, the free-agent market commands the baseball universe's attention for most of the offseason. That's about to change. With one of the weakest free-agent classes in recent history set to hit the open market, teams are going to...Show More Summary

Andre Either Injury: Updates on Dodgers OF's Leg and Recovery

Outfielder Andre Ethier hasn't played a single regular-season game in 2016, but the Los Angeles Dodgers are hoping he will be able to contribute before the year is over. Continue for updates. Ethier Likely to Be Activated in September Tuesday, Aug. Show More Summary

Josh Hamilton Placed on Release Waivers by Rangers: Latest Details and Reaction

The Texas Rangers have cut ties with Josh Hamilton after an injury-plagued season, although his career with the club might not be over. Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News explained the situation: Hamilton didn't play a single major league game in 2016, beginning the year on the disabled list before undergoing season-ending knee surgery in May. Show More Summary

MLB Playoff Schedule 2016: Dates and TV Info Released

With the 2016 Major League Baseball regular season quickly approaching its conclusion, the full playoff schedule was officially released Tuesday. As seen in this tweet, courtesy of MLB Communications, the American League and National League Wild Card Games will take place on Oct. Show More Summary

Adrian Gonzalez Becomes 3rd Dodger to Hit 3 Home Runs in a Game Multiple Times

Fact: Adrian Gonzalez hit three home runs on Monday, joining Duke Snider and Shawn Green as the only players in Dodgers history to have multiple games with at least three home runs. Bleacher Report will be bringing sports fans the most...Show More Summary

Kyle Hendricks Has Quietly Become Best Pitcher on MLB's Best Team

Kyle Hendricks is like the frosting on a birthday cake. Peanut butter on toast. Hot fudge on a sundae. The Chicago Cub is the best starting pitcher on MLB's top team, which stood 78-45 through Sunday's action. Though the right-hander boasts an MLB-best 2.16 ERA, the Cubs would likely still be firmly in playoff position without him. Show More Summary

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