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The Giants claimed Pierce Johnson off waivers and took advantage of the worst record in baseball

The Giants selected Pierce Johnson, right-handed reliever and complete sentence, off waivers from the Cubs on Wednesday. He was added to the 40-man roster, and the team officially ended Brandon Belt's season by putting him on the 60-day DL to make room. This is the second waiver claim in a week for

MCCOVEY CHRONICLES - 2017-09-21 19:47:52

Boston Red Sox Clinch Playoff Berth for 2017 MLB Postseason

The Boston Red Sox clinched their spot in the 2017 MLB playoffs Wednesday when the Los Angeles Angels lost to the Cleveland Indians. Boston has battled with the archrival New York Yankees throughout much of the campaign but has remained in first place in the American League East for the stretch run.

BLEACHER REPORT - 2017-09-21 06:07:00

Little girl struck by foul ball is still in the hospital

The girl who was hit in the head by a line-drive foul ball in the stands at Yankee Stadium on Wednesday remained hospitalized Thursday at NewYork-Presbyterian Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital. The girl is "in my prayers," said an unidentified woman entering the hospital Thursday. There were no upd

NEW YORK POST - 2017-09-21 18:04:08

Gardner could miss time despite saying 'it could be worse'

Brett Gardner extended his hitting streak to 11 games and went 8-for-12 in the series sweep over the Twins, but he left Wednesday's game after getting drilled in the shoulder by a pitch. Gardner initially stayed in the game after he was hit in the fifth inning of the Yankees' 11-3 win in The Bronx,

NEW YORK POST - 2017-09-21 09:01:12

The shame of MLB's morally repugnant anti-netting excuses

Every day that goes by with even one major league stadium lacking protective netting past each dugout, if not farther down both lines, baseball teams are inviting a child to get hit in the face by a projectile traveling 100 mph. Think about that. Obscene amounts of money go toward ballpark experienc

YAHOO SPORTS - 2017-09-21 04:25:55

Mr. May or Mr. October? Joe Torre sees playoff stuff in Aaron Judge

Joe Torre is in the Hall of Fame because of his playoff success as the manager of the New York Yankees. If there's anyone who knows what it takes to succeed on the biggest stage in the Bronx, it's the man who owns four Yankees championship rings. When Torre has watched Aaron Judge this season, he ha

ESPN - 2017-09-21 11:30:55

Jacob deGrom’s start pushed back to Sunday after experiencing upset stomach 

After experiencing nausea and an upset stomach, Jacob deGrom's next scheduled start will be pushed back until Sunday, the Mets announced Thursday. DeGrom was sick on Wednesday, treated at the ballpark and traveled back to New York with the team, according to the Mets. DeGrom is coming off his care

NY DAILY NEWS - 2017-09-21 19:47:37

How MLB's High Home Run Rate Complicates Scouting and Team-Building

With another league single-season home run record set, FanGraphs writer Travis Sawchik joins to discuss the effect of the home run on baseball's future The Ringer's Ben Lindbergh and Michael Baumann begin by recounting the best listener-submitted nicknames for their guest on the previous episode, Bl

THE RINGER - 2017-09-21 17:37:35

Terry Collins, Mets considering their options for next season 

Terry Collins might not want to end his baseball career with the stink of the 2017 Mets on him.(John Minchillo/AP) Terry Collins and the Mets return to Citi Field Friday night to begin the final homestand of the 2017 season with an uncertain future. After seven seasons at the helm, the Mets manager

NY DAILY NEWS - 2017-09-21 18:18:54

Here's why the Yankees are better than you think they are

Things are going pretty well for the Yankees right about now. They're fresh off a sweep of the Twins, they've got a powerful grip on the top AL wild card berth, and they're still a threat to overtake the Red Sox in the AL East. If you stop there, though, you may be giving the 2017 Yankees short shri

CBS SPORTS - 2017-09-21 17:50:06

Report: Former All-Star Raul Mondesi Sentenced To Eight Years in Prison for Corruption

Former All-Star Raul Mondesi was sentenced to eight years in prison and fined 60 million pesos for corruption that happened while he served as the mayor of his hometown in the Dominican Republic, Hector Gomez of Deportizo Z 101 reports. Mondesi spent 13 years in MLB before becoming the mayor of San

SPORTS ILLUSTRATED - 2017-09-21 03:29:04

If the Giants don't want Shohei Ohtani to be a two-way player, they're hosed

Shohei Ohtani will get to pick which major league team he plays for in 2018, and all it cost him is a hundred million dollars or two. He has leverage, and he has certainly paid a premium for it. I'm not saying that he can make Theo Epstein bark like a dog if he wants to, but he can probably make The

MCCOVEY CHRONICLES - 2017-09-22 18:36:05

Severino's takeaway from excruciating battle with Mauer

In a battle of veteran hitter and young ace, Joe Mauer won out. Luis Severino, on the wrong end of the duel, hopes he can tuck the lesson away for a potential playoff rematch in less than two weeks. The 13-pitch at-bat with the bases loaded in the third inning of Wednesday's 11-3 Yankees win ended w

NEW YORK POST - 2017-09-21 08:13:54

Choking up part of Kyle Schwarber's recent resurgence for Cubs

Kyle Schwarber's recent surge has improved his chances of playing more regularly, and that could begin in Thursday night's series opener against the Brewers. Schwarber is batting .253 with 16 home runs in 56 games since his return from Triple-A Iowa on July 6. Following the example of Anthony Rizzo

CHICAGO TRIBUNE - 2017-09-21 00:42:00

Dodgers rally in Philly, cut magic number to 1

PHILADELPHIA -- The Dodgers finally cut their magic number to one to clinch the National League West with a 5-4 comeback win over the Phillies on Thursday at Citizens Bank Park, snapping a four-game losing streak and setting up a likely celebration during a homestand that opens on Friday night. The

MLB - 2017-09-21 20:46:18

Mets rookie follows father's advice, and it's paying off

The advice that would come to serve Brandon Nimmo the best in his baseball career was delivered by his father, Ron, over the years, during their frequent visits to the batting cage. "My dad was always big on swinging at strikes and letting the other ones go," Brandon Nimmo said. "He was always, 'Tak

NEW YORK POST - 2017-09-22 05:48:59

Yankees or Mets; who does Todd Frazier play for in 2018?

Todd Frazier's time with the Yankees has been a productive one. His 10 home runs and .790 OPS since Aug. 1 will make the free-agent-to-be an attractive option, especially for the Mets. I feel pretty safe in saying that no one in baseball was happier to be traded this season than veteran third basema

YANKSGOYARD.COM - 2017-09-22 13:42:26

The cost of extending the netting at every Major League Baseball stadium

Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports I don't know what "doing all right" means. But the father of a young girl who was hit by a line drive says that she's doing all right, and I'm going to squeeze those words for the maximum possible amount of optimism. He also said that we should keep his daughter in our

SB NATION - 2017-09-21 17:47:19

Source: O's have no plans to shop Machado

The Orioles have no intention of shopping three-time All-Star third baseman Manny Machado this offseason, and they have not yet determined whether they will attempt to lock up Machado long-term with a contract extension, a source told MLB.com's Jon Paul Morosi. Machado, 25, is due to become a free a

MLB - 2017-09-21 22:26:19

Nats score 6 in 8th to gain in home-field race

ATLANTA -- The Nationals took advantage of a struggling Braves' bullpen as they erupted for six runs in the eighth inning of a 7-3 victory on Wednesday at SunTrust Park. The Nationals are now within 3 1/2 games of the Dodgers for home-field advantage in the playoffs. The Nationals patiently watched

MLB - 2017-09-21 02:39:32