The Kansas City Royals desperately need to rebuild. The prospects who came up and helped the team win a World Series title are grown up now, and set to depart once their contracts expire at the end of the season. With the Royals currently one game under .500, it seems like the perfect time to start selling off assets.
It’s trade season. We’ve got trades. The rankings (records through Wednesday’s games): 1. Los Angeles Dodgers (66-29; Previous: 2): Yasiel Puig for, geez, how about a little room on the freeways? 2. Houston Astros (63-32; Previous: 1): They’ll kick back
ESPN.com news services Cleveland Indians ace Corey Kluber, who was scratched from Friday's start because of lingering neck discomfort, is hopeful to return to the mound Sunday. Kluber said his neck felt better after playing catch Thursday at Progressive Field during the Indians' off day. Trevor Bauer is starting in Kluber's place against the Blue Jays on Friday, and Danny Salazar (shoulder) is expected to start Saturday after being activated from the disabled list. Kluber is 7-3 and ranks among the American League leaders in ERA (2.86 ERA, 2nd) and strikeouts (135, 4th). He recorded 12 strikeouts in his last start against the A's on Sunday. If Kluber cannot pitch Sunday, the Indians would likely