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Fantasy Baseball Waiver Wire: Top 10 Pickups for Week 7

The effort to make baseball fun again took a violent turn on Sunday—one that will hurt fantasy managers nearly as much as Jose Bautista. As a result of last season's unforgettably chaotic playoff showdown, tensions between the Toronto Blue Jays and Texas Rangers ran high before their weekend series. Show More Summary

Are Mets or Nationals the Bigger Threat to 2016 Chicago Cubs?

The Chicago Cubs are the best team in baseball. At roughly the one-quarter mark of the 2016 season, t hat should be a fairly uncontroversial statement. You can point to the numbers — specifically the Cubs' 27-9 record and absurd 109 run differential, both tops in MLB. Or you can just watch them play. These Cubs can hit. Show More Summary

Blue Jays-Rangers' All-out Brawl Escalates Bad Blood Rivalry to New Level

If it wasn't before, it's safe to say now: The Toronto Blue Jays and Texas Rangers don't like each other very much. Wait, scratch that. They don't like each other at all. Ask Rangers second baseman Rougned Odor, whose right fist connected...Show More Summary

Gerrit Cole Says He Doesn't Believe the Cubs Are the Best Team in Baseball

Pittsburgh Pirates starting pitcher Gerrit Cole earned the win in his team’s 2-1 victory over the Chicago Cubs on Sunday, and he apparently wasn’t impressed with what he saw on the other side. “I don’t really think they’re the best team in baseball,” he said about the 27-9 Cubs, per Travis Sawchik of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. Read more MLB news on BleacherReport.com

Jose Bautista, Rougned Odor and More Ejected After Blue Jays vs. Rangers Brawl

The Toronto Blue Jays and Texas Rangers may play in separate divisions, but their rivalry is quickly becoming one of the most heated in all of Major League Baseball. The two teams squared off for the final time of the 2016 season onShow More Summary

Carlos Beltran Hits 400th Career Home Run: Latest Comments and Reaction

New York Yankees outfielder Carlos Beltran hit his 400th career home run in the bottom of the sixth inning of Sunday's game against the Chicago White Sox. The Bronx Bombers sent out this tweet after Beltran's blast: Beltran's milestone shot was a two-run homer and gave the Yankees a 5-4 lead. Read more MLB news on BleacherReport.com

The 2016 MLB All-Rookie Team at the Quarter-Season Mark

While we've yet to see some of baseball's most highly touted prospects, such as the Atlanta Braves' Dansby Swanson and Washington Nationals' Lucas Giolito, make their regular-season debuts, a slew of rookies have already taken the field...Show More Summary

David Ortiz Building on Clutch Legend, Gunning for Historic Farewell Season

How much will David Ortiz add to the legend in his final season? Based on the early returns, as much as he can. The Boston Red Sox's longtime designated hitter went into Saturday's tilt with the Houston Astros at Fenway Park already having a terrific season, and it only got better in a 6-5 win. Show More Summary

Mike Rizzo's Contract Option Exercised by Nationals: Latest Details and Reaction

A strong start to the 2016 season has bought Mike Rizzo extra job security, as the Washington Nationals exercised their general manager's contract option Saturday, according to Bill Ladson of MLB.com. Per Ladson, Rizzo's option, which will keep him with the Nationals through 2018, had to be picked up by June 15. Read more MLB news on BleacherReport.com

David Ortiz Passes Ernie Banks, Eddie Mathews for 22nd Place on MLB's HR List

Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz hit the 513th home run of his career during the bottom of the third inning of Saturday's game against the Houston Astros. The solo shot moved him past Hall of Famers Ernie Banks and EddieShow More Summary

Logan Forsythe Injury: Updates on Rays 2B's Shoulder and Return

Tampa Bay Rays second baseman Logan Forsythe has been placed on the disabled list as he nurses a left shoulder injury. Continue for updates. Forsythe Diagnosed with Hairline Fracture in Shoulder Blade Saturday, May 14 The Tampa Tribune's...Show More Summary

Michael Brantley Injury: Updates on Indians Star's Shoulder and Return

Cleveland Indians left fielder Michael Brantley is dealing with a shoulder issue that saw him land on the disabled list on Saturday. It's unclear when he'll return to the field. Continue for updates. Brantley Placed on DL Saturday, May...Show More Summary

5 Biggest Takeaways from Week 6's MLB Action

Arms stole the headlines in baseball this week. We’re talking arms of all sorts, that is—left, right, starters and relievers. The value of those arms was topical. Questions about where some ranked among the greatest were asked. ThenShow More Summary

Mark Canha Injury: Updates on Athletics 1B's Hip and Recovery

Oakland Athletics first baseman Mark Canha was diagnosed with a hip impingement Friday, three days after the team placed him on the disabled list because of hip and back issues, according to MLB.com's Jane Lee. Continue for updates. Canha...Show More Summary

Luis Severino Injury: Updates on Yankees Pitcher's Triceps and Return

New York Yankees starting pitcher Luis Severino made an early exit from his start against the Chicago White Sox on Friday after suffering a triceps injury. He's been placed on the disabled list, per Jesse Spector of Sporting News. Continue...Show More Summary

What's Next for Jose Reyes, Rockies Following MLB's 52-Game Suspension?

The MLB announcement Friday said Jose Reyes can come back to the major leagues on June 1. Too bad it's not June 1, 2011. Reyes had real value then, as a.335 hitter and a speedy shortstop who was one of the game's most exciting players. Show More Summary

Andrew Cashner Injury: Updates on Padres Pitcher's Hamstring and Return

San Diego Padres starting pitcher Andrew Cashner will be placed on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to May 9 after suffering a right hamstring strain, manager Andy Green announced Friday, per the team's official Twitter account. Cashner is 2-3 this season with a 4.93 ERA. Read more MLB news on BleacherReport.com

Jose Reyes Suspended by MLB: Latest Details, Comments and Reaction

Major League Baseball has suspended Colorado Rockies shortstop Jose Reyes without pay through May 31 after he was ordered to stand trial on domestic abuse charges, according to ESPN's Buster Olney. Yahoo Sports' Big League Stew provided the league's official statement Friday, which confirmed the unpaid suspension is retroactive to Feb. Show More Summary

Bryan Price, Ross Ohlendorf Suspended: Latest Details, Comments, Reaction

Cincinnati Reds manager Bryan Price and pitcher Ross Ohlendorf were each suspended by Major League Baseball on Friday for their actions in Wednesday's 5-4 loss to the Pittsburgh Pirates. The league announced Price was fined and suspended for one game, and he will serve the suspension Friday. Show More Summary

Matt Bush Called Up from Double-a Frisco by Texas Rangers

Matt Bush, the first overall pick in the 2004 MLB draft, is reportedly set to finally complete his long and winding road to the major leagues after being called up by the Texas Rangers on Friday. TR Sullivan of MLB.com first reported word of the potential promotion, and Jon Morosi of Fox Sports confirmed the roster move. Read more MLB news on BleacherReport.com

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