5/3/2012 | Victorino will be reunited with Nats' Harper
Shane Victorino, like everybody else, is looking forward to this weekend's series at Nationals Park. It also will be his first opportunity to see Nationals rookie Bryce Harper in the Majors.
5/3/2012 | Pleskoff: Trout has all the tools to succeed
First impressions are lasting when it comes to drawing conclusions on the future of Angels outfielder Mike Trout.
5/3/2012 | Rangers flush with pitching depth in Minors
The first month of the Minor League season has been a reminder that pitching depth remains the strength of the Rangers' farm system. At all four levels, the organization is still stocked with talented "big arms" that are the result of the franchise's relentless pursuit of young pitching.
5/3/2012 | Cabrera stars in own Fan Cave telenovela
First, came the move to third base. Now, Tigers slugger Miguel Cabrera stars in his very own telenovela and the Cave dwellers lend a hand in the production.
5/3/2012 | Birthday boys Bailey, Dempster make history
For the first time in MLB history opposing starting pitchers were both celebrating their birthday when the Reds' Homer Bailey (26) faced the Cubs' Ryan Dempster (35) on Thursday.
5/3/2012 | Marlins sweep Giants
Anibal Sanchez allowed just one run in seven innings Thursday and Hanley Ramirez drove in two runs as the Marlins edged the Giants, 3-2, to complete a three-game sweep.
5/3/2012 | Torres to join Rockies' bullpen Friday
Right-hander Carlos Torres, who pitched for the White Sox in 2009 and '10 and spent last season in Japan and has made five starts at Triple-A Colorado Springs, will join the Rockies on Friday for the weekend series with the Braves at Coors Field, according to team sources.
5/3/2012 | Surgeon deems Peavy's surgery a success
Nearly two years after White Sox pitcher Jake Peavy underwent experimental surgery to reattach a key tendon to the rear of his right shoulder, the performing surgeon said this week that the procedure can only be termed an unmitigated success.
5/3/2012 | Harper slides up to third in batting order
Almost a week after being promoted to the big leagues, Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper found himself hitting third in the lineup against the Diamondbacks on Thursday.
5/3/2012 | Luhnow looking forward to reunion with Cards
He was one of the key people behind the success the Cardinals have enjoyed in the past nine years, a span that involved three National League pennants and two World Series championships. Jeff Luhnow poured his heart and soul -- and his brainpower -- into the St. Louis organization for nearly a decade before jumping at the chance to lead the Astros.
5/3/2012 | Tigers' Castellanos leading Minors in hitting
The power bat is eventually expected to arrive for Nick Castellanos. The bat for average is here now, and it's opening eyes. With a .417 average, he entered play Thursday topping all Minor Leaguers -- every level, every organization, every age.
5/3/2012 | McGee makes quick work of Mariners
Rays lefty reliever Jake McGee made short work of the seven batters he faced on Thursday, mowing them down in order on only 29 pitches as Tampa Bay completed the sweep over Seattle with a 4-3 win at Tropicana Field.
5/3/2012 | South Siders' Crain making progress
White Sox reliever Jesse Crain said he threw 10-15 pitches off flat ground Thursday and felt like his strained left oblique is "working its way out."
5/3/2012 | Gibson says D-backs are working on sliding
The D-backs have struggled at times with sliding into second base, oversliding the bag on stolen-base attempts.
5/3/2012 | Mets prospect Wheeler placed on DL
The Mets got some distressing news regarding their top pitching prospect Thursday, when they announced that Zack Wheeler will be placed on the seven-day disabled list for Double-A Binghamton.
5/3/2012 | Baseball wasn't always Cook's first passion
Relievers love talking about the thrill aspect of their job, but A's reliever Ryan Cook begs to differ. Prior to mowing down batters, the right-hander had another passion: race car driving.
5/3/2012 | Chenoweth booked for KC's All-Star Fun Run
Award-winning actress and singer Kristin Chenoweth will join former Royals All-Stars George Brett and Mike Sweeney at the event, which takes place Sunday, July 8, in downtown Kansas City.
5/3/2012 | Tribe sits sore Hafner; Damon slides into DH
If it was easy to simply stick to hitting home runs, Travis Hafner would certainly assume that approach for the Indians. That way, the veteran designated hitter could trot rather than run, and he would not have to worry too much about things like a sore right knee.
5/3/2012 | X-rays negative on Suzuki's left hand
Catcher Kurt Suzuki is listed as day to day after undergoing an X-ray on his left hand that proved negative on Thursday's off-day in St. Petersburg.
5/3/2012 | Harper comes through in clutch as Nats win
After Bryce Harper got off to a good start in the Major Leagues, Nationals manager Davey Johnson decided to put the young phenom in the middle of the batting order on Thursday night.
5/3/2012 | Bonds' lawyers file appeal to toss conviction
All-time home run leader Barry Bonds wants a federal appeals court to toss out his felony obstruction conviction, according to a 70-page legal brief filed by Bonds' lawyers on Thursday with the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.
5/3/2012 | Yanks add Nix; Chavez on seven-day DL
Jayson Nix, 29, had his contract purchased from Triple-A and was added to the Yankees' roster on Thursday. In a corresponding move, Eric Chavez was placed on the seven-day disabled list with a concussion.
5/3/2012 | Padres ship Frieri to Angels for two prospects
The Padres acquired Minor Leaguers Alexi Amarista and Donn Roach from the Angels in exchange for right-hander Ernesto Frieri on Thursday.
5/3/2012 | Belisario activated off suspended list
The Dodgers activated reliever Ronald Belisario off the suspended list and designated reliever Mike MacDougal for assignment on Thursday.
5/3/2012 | Healthy Peavy is blessed with new perspective
The words coming from Jake Peavy dealt with feelings of compassion for Derrick Rose and his season-ending torn ACL sustained in the first game of the Bulls' playoff series with the 76ers.
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