David Ortiz suspended one game
The Red Sox DH was also fined an undisclosed amount for making contact with an umpire during Sunday's game. Ortiz is appealing the suspension, so he'll be able to play tonight against the Rays.
Gordon Edes @GordonEdes
Cards' Harris in the house
Mitch Harris, who was called up by the Cardinals today, is at Nationals Park, where he took a few question before preparing to become the first Naval Academy graduate to play in the majors since 1921.
Hamilton's steps to return to Angels
Josh Hamilton, who reported a substance abuse relapse in February, has a tentative plan to rejoin the Angels, but he's no sure bet to play this season.
Dodgers the best of the best in NL?
The Dodgers, Cardinals and Mets are all NL division leaders on winning streaks of five games or more. But who has been the best since April 12, when the Dodgers and Mets began their streaks? Well, the Dodgers rank in the top 5 in OPS, opponent OPS and ERA in that span.
Former big prospects now in the bigs
With Addison Russell being called up to play 2B, all of the Cubs infielders are 25 or younger. No team has started an entire infield of players 25 or younger this early in the season since the '03 Tigers, who finished 43-119.
Royals' Herrera, Ventura disciplined
Kelvin Herrera was suspended 5 games while Yordano Ventura was fined an undisclosed amount. Both pitchers were disciplined for intentionally throwing at the A's Brett Lawrie this weekend. Lawrie slid into Royals SS Alcides Escobar at second on Friday; Escobar has a sprained knee.
Rogers: Tirade was wrong thing to do
Jesse Rogers disagrees with Bryan Price's decision to go on a public tirade: "Our job is to give out the information we receive, whether that's through the team or through sources, and we're supposed to relay that to the fans."
SportsCenter's bleeped out message
Taking a cue from Reds manager Bryan Price, some of the SportsCenter anchors delivered their own (expletive) message.
Reds manager's impressive pace
Bryan Price reportedly used the F-word 77 times in five-and-a-half minute rant about reporters revealing roster information. That average of 15 per minute is more than the famously foul-mouthed movie "The Wolf of Wall Street" which featured just over 3 per minute.
OTL Extra on Josh Hamilton at 2:30 p.m. ET
OTL Extra will air immediately following OTL’s conclusion at 2:30 p.m. Bob Ley is hosting. Today, the discussion will focus on the Angels' handling of Hamilton. Live on WatchESPN
Jesse Rogers @ESPNChiCubs
No press release yet on A. Russell but he's listed in Cubs official notes for the day. Wearing #22
Cardinals call up Mitch Harris
When the RHP makes his debut, he'll be the first Naval Academy graduate to play in the majors since 1921. Nemo Gaines pitched in four games for the Senators that year. West Point alum Walt French is the only other graduate of a service academy to play in MLB.
Jerry Crasnick @jcrasnick
That's a bit odd, since more people seemed bothered by the message -- about the media's role -- than Price's vulgarities.
His & Hers debates Bryan Price rant
Michael Smith applauded the variety of F-bombs, but added: "The problem I do have though, is with him standing by the content. If he thinks that it's the media's job to make his job easier, to help put the Reds in an advantageous position, then he needs to get a clue."
Breaking down positional changes
This season, four former All-Stars and an erstwhile AL Rookie of the Year (Wil Myers) are changing positions. They're doing it without a safety net -- for contending clubs on the biggest stage. How are they faring? Have a look
Mets pitchers: Don't walk this way
Mets starters have only given up five walks during their eight-game winning streak, a span of 51.1 innings pitched. They have allowed the lowest walk percentage in the league during that time.
A-Rod swimming in cash
Consider this: Alex Rodriguez is owed $61M dollars in base salary over the next 3 seasons, and can make an additional $30M in bonuses for reaching various milestones.