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Braves' Kemp Continues Hot Streak with 1,500th Hit of Career

Atlanta Braves outfielder Matt Kemp recorded the 1,500th hit of his career in Friday's 7-2 loss to the Washington Nationals, doing the honors with his first of two hits for the night, a lead-off double in the bottom of the second inning,...Show More Summary

Ortiz Moves into 11th on All-Time Extra-Base Hits List

Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz moved past Frank Robinson to take sole possession of 11th place on the all-time extra-base hits list during Friday's 7-4 win over the New York Yankees, leading off the bottom of the sixthShow More Summary

Chris Sale Threw His MLB-Leading 6th Complete Game of the Season vs. Royals

Fact: Chris Sale threw his sixth complete game of the season in the Chicago White Sox's 7-4 win over the Kansas City Royals on Friday night. His six complete games lead the majors. 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

Cubs Justify the Hype with Easy NL Central Clinch, Now Comes the Hard Part

It looked like a heck of a party at Wrigley Field, and why not? It's not every day the Chicago Cubs can spray some champagne. Hey, Chicago hadn't clinched a playoff spot in about 12 months, and that's a long time to go without a party. Show More Summary

Kenley Jansen Comments on Impending Free-Agency Decision, Dodgers

Los Angeles Dodgers closer Kenley Jansen is set to hit free agency after his one-year, $10.65 million contract expires at the end of the 2016 season, per Spotrac. Having spent his entire seven-year career with the Dodgers, Jansen revealed...Show More Summary

Jose Ramirez Suspended for Throwing at Jose Fernandez: Latest Details, Reaction

Atlanta Braves pitcher Jose Ramirez has been hit with a three-game suspension and fine for throwing at Miami Marlins pitcher Jose Fernandez during Wednesday's game. Stefan Stevenson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reported Ramirez's punishment, adding the right-hander's fine was for an undisclosed amount. Show More Summary

September Call-Ups Already Proving They Can Make 2016 Postseason Impact

Usually a trial run for rookies, MLB's September roster expansions have instead become a portal for second chances. Prominent prospects are now typically promoted before the final month, especially if they can help a contender. In years...Show More Summary

MLB Team of the Week: Hunter Pence, Charlie Blackmon and Jon Lester Star

The Chicago Cubs lost on Thursday, but they still became the first team to clinch a postseason berth when the San Francisco Giants defeated the St. Louis Cardinals. Now, nothing can go wrong. They're the Cubs, after all. Speaking ofShow More Summary

Cubs Clinch NL Central: Highlights, Twitter Reaction to Celebration

The Chicago Cubs took a step toward ending their World Series drought Thursday night when they clinched the National League Central. The milestone came by virtue of the St. Louis Cardinals' 6-2 loss to the San Francisco Giants, despite Chicago's 5-4 loss to the Milwaukee Brewers. The Cubs not only clinched the division, they ran away with it. Show More Summary

Yankees' Playoff Hopes Fading Fast After Crushing Walk-Off Loss to Red Sox

Much like convenience-store lackey Dante Hicks in Kevin Smith's seminal 1994 film Clerks, the New York Yankees weren't even supposed to be here. They sold their veteran assets at the August 1 trade deadline and fixed their gaze on the future. Show More Summary

Trevor Rosenthal Injury: Updates on Cardinals Pitcher's Shoulder and Return

The St. Louis Cardinals will receive a boost to their bullpen with Thursday's return of Trevor Rosenthal. Continue for updates. Reliever Back on Roster After Arm Injury Thursday, Sept. 15 Rosenthal hasn't pitched for the Cardinals since July 24 because of shoulder and forearm injuries, but Derrick Goold of the St. Show More Summary

A.J. Preller Suspended: Latest Details, Comments, Reaction on Padres GM

MLB suspended San Diego Padres general manager A.J. Preller on Thursday for 30 days, per Fox Sports' Ken Rosenthal.'s Buster Olney reported earlier in the day members of San Diego's front office could face punishment for failing...Show More Summary

Padres Reportedly Told Trainers to Hide Medical Information from MLB Database

The San Diego Padres could be in hot water with Major League Baseball because of their lack of medical disclosure regarding players on their roster. On Thursday,'s Buster Olney reported Padres officials instructed their athletic...Show More Summary

Re-Ranking All 30 MLB Farm Systems at the End of 2016's MiLB Season

The 2016 MiLB regular season is over, and each league's respective postseason is already underway. With that in mind, now seems like the perfect time for one final look at where all 30 MLB farm systems rank, as well as an updated look...Show More Summary

Making the Case for Each Top 2016 MLB MVP Candidate

Among the reasons Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz, who notably doesn't play in the field, can be considered an MVP candidate is because the award doesn't really reward defensive prowess. The award annually acknowledges players in each league who have had outstanding offensive seasons. Show More Summary

Jose Altuve Injury: Updates on Astros Star's Oblique and Return

Second baseman Jose Altuve is the player who makes the Houston Astros offense go, but the team may be without its spark plug for a period of time after he was pulled from Wednesday's game against the Texas Rangers with an oblique injury. Continue for updates. Altuve to be Evaluated Before Friday's Game Thursday, Sept. Show More Summary

Josh Donaldson's Absence Has Blue Jays Spiraling to Uncertain Offseason Early

Forget shoulders —the Toronto Blue Jays' season rests squarely on Josh Donaldson's right hip. Donaldson underwent an MRI Wednesday, per the Associated Press (h/t USA Today). The results were unknown as of this writing, but the injury...Show More Summary

Billy Butler to Yankees: Latest Contract Details, Comments and Reaction

The New York Yankees reportedly added another bat to their roster for the stretch run Wednesday. Citing sources, Jon Heyman of Today’s Knuckleball reported the Bronx Bombers signed Billy Butler to a deal. Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports confirmed the news. More to follow. Read more MLB news on

Ben Cherington Named Blue Jays VP of Baseball Operations: Details, Reaction

The Toronto Blue Jays announced the hiring of former Boston Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington as their new vice president of baseball operations Wednesday. Ben Nicholson-Smith of Sportsnet received word from the team. Shi Davidi...Show More Summary

Aaron Judge Injury: Updates on Yankees OF's Oblique and Return

WFAN's Sweeny Murti reported Wednesday that New York Yankees outfielder Aaron Judge suffered an oblique strain in his team's 3-0 win Tuesday night over the Los Angeles Dodgers. Speaking to reporters, Yankees general manager Brian Cashman...Show More Summary

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