Bruce Bochy Hospitalized: Latest on Giants Manager After Heart Procedure



San Francisco Giants manager Bruce Bochy will spend Thursday night in the hospital after undergoing a heart procedure to have two stents inserted.  The team announced the news Thursday night in a statement, via the Associated Press, noting that the 59-year-old began experiencing discomfort Wednesday.  "This afternoon, Bruce was admitted to Scottsdale Healthcare Medical Center where doctors performed a medical…

Victor Sanchez Injury: Updates on Mariners Prospect’s Head After Boat Accident



Seattle Mariners pitching prospect Victor Sanchez is in critical, but stable, condition in a Venezuelan hospital after being struck by a boat while swimming at a beach on Friday, the team confirmed.     MLB.com's Greg Johns cited a report from Venezuelan sports website Lavinotinto.com, which reported Sanchez suffered a fractured skull. He was unconscious after suffering the accident and underwent surgery. As…

Francisco Rodriguez Rumors: Latest Buzz and Speculation Surrounding Star Pitcher



With the Milwaukee Brewers' pursuit of closer Jonathan Papelbon dying down, the team is turning its attention back to Francisco Rodriguez.  The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel's Tom Haudricourt has the most recent report: K-Rod enjoyed a tremendous season in his return to the permanent closer role in 2014, compiling a 3.04 ERA, a 0.99 WHIP, 73 strikeouts and 44 saves for the…

Francisco Rodriguez Rumors: Latest Buzz and Speculation Surrounding Star Pitcher



With the Milwaukee Brewers' pursuit of closer Jonathan Papelbon dying down, the team is turning its attention back to Francisco Rodriguez.  The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel's Tom Haudricourt has the most recent report: K-Rod enjoyed a tremendous season in his return to the permanent closer role in 2014, compiling a 3.04 ERA, a 0.99 WHIP, 73 strikeouts and 44 saves for the…

Jonny Gomes Rumors: Latest Buzz and Speculation Surrounding Free Agent OF



After splitting time between the Boston Red Sox and Oakland Athletics in 2014, free agent Jonny Gomes is reportedly attracting interest from the Atlanta Braves.      MLB.com's Mark Bowman provided the news:Gomes hit a combined .234/.327/.330 with six home runs and 37 RBI in 112 games between the Red Sox and A's last season.It was a decidedly underwhelming campaign, but he still…

Stephen Strasburg Trade Rumors: Latest Buzz, Speculation on Nationals Star



If the Washington Nationals sign free agent Max Scherzer—CBS Sports' Jon Heyman reported the sides are discussing a seven-year deal—then they are going to have a wealth of riches in the starting rotation.     That means Stephen Strasburg could potentially be expendable, per Fox Sports' Jon Morosi:Still only 26 years old, the former No. 1 overall pick already has five seasons of…

Mike Foltynewicz to Braves: Latest Trade Details, Scouting Report and Reaction



In an effort to continue the rebuilding process, the Atlanta Braves added a handful of future assets Wednesday, dealing slugger Evan Gattis to the Houston Astros in exchange for three minor league prospects.  The Astros' official Twitter feed provided details of the trade: Mike Foltynewicz, a 23-year-old hard-throwing righty, is the centerpiece of the incoming package for Atlanta. Drafted No.…

Yunel Escobar to Nationals: Latest Trade Details, Comments and Reaction



Just days after acquiring Yunel Escobar, the Oakland Athletics have flipped the veteran shortstop to the Washington Nationals.  CBS Sports' Jon Heyman first reported the news, and the Tampa Bay Times' Marc Topkin confirmed it: William Ladsen of MLB.com reveals another player who is reportedly involved in the deal: While details of the trade are still not fully available, Heyman notes…

Ned Yost, Royals Agree to New Contract: Latest Details, Comments and Reaction



After managing the Kansas City Royals to their first American League pennant in nearly three decades, Ned Yost has been rewarded with a one-year contract extension.    The team announced the news on Twitter:Andy McCullough of The Kansas City Star provided further information about the 60-year-old's long-term future with the team:Yost has long been criticized for his questionable in-game decisions and strategies, but the…