5/2/2012 | O's map out Britton's rehab after 'pen session
Orioles lefty Zach Britton threw a bullpen session Wednesday, his third, with no problems, and the plan is for him to pitch a three-inning simulated game on Saturday, throwing three 15-pitch innings at the team's extended spring training facility in Sarasota, Fla.
5/2/2012 | Farnsworth pain-free after first throwing exercise
Kyle Farnsworth (right elbow strain) was moved to the 60-day disabled list on Tuesday to make room for Will Rhymes on the 25-man roster, a development that didn't seem to alarm Farnsworth in the least.
5/2/2012 | Rhymes to play mainly at third for Rays
Will Rhymes was selected from Triple-A Durham on Tuesday to take the place of Evan Longoria, who went on the disabled list with a partially torn left hamstring and will miss 6-8 weeks, and will mainly play at third base with the Rays.
5/2/2012 | 'Players and Pooches' calendar on sale Friday
The Rays' first "Players and Pooches" calendar will go on sale Friday, May 4, at Pet Pal Animal Shelter and Pet Pal Veterinary Clinic, as well as the Rays Team Store at Tropicana Field, the Rays Pro Shop and Sales Office in Tampa. The calendar will sell for $15.
5/2/2012 | Suppan wins for Padres with five shutout innings
Jeff Suppan pitched five shutout innings Wednesday for his first Major League victory since 2010 and the Padres won their first series of the season as San Diego defeated the Brewers, 5-0.
5/2/2012 | Yanks' Chavez exits game with whiplash
Third baseman Eric Chavez left in the middle of a fifth-inning at-bat during Wednesday night's 5-0 loss to the Orioles with a whiplash injury and a possible concussion.
5/2/2012 | Angels' Trout clocked 3.53 seconds home to first
Mike Trout was clocked at 3.53 seconds from home to first on a bunt single on Tuesday night -- batting right-handed, no less -- a marvel to Angels coach/timekeeper Dino Ebel.
5/2/2012 | Beltran showing signs of emerging from slump
Mired in a 3-for-32 slump, Carlos Beltran said on Wednesday that he continues to search for the timing that he had during a torrid season start. Hours later, he certainly displayed no such issues.
5/2/2012 | Cards move batting practice to avoid shadows
Prompted by requests from his players, Cardinals manager Mike Matheny scheduled an early batting practice on Wednesday to minimize how much the shadows affected the session.
5/2/2012 | Cardinals detect flaw in Salas' delivery
The Cardinals' coaching staff believes it has identified a mechanical flaw that, when corrected, should help reliever Fernando Salas emerge from his recent funk.
5/2/2012 | Danks not feeling pressure of new contract
The first month of the 2012 season didn't exactly go as John Danks would have liked. Actually, it was nothing close to what the left-handed ace had envisioned.
5/2/2012 | Ventura: Player/manager role 'too much work'
While Paul Konerko certainly possesses the baseball acumen to handle the job, Robin Ventura said the White Sox slugger couldn't do the job now while still playing regularly and at a high level.
5/2/2012 | Peavy remembers pal Seau as 'amazing man'
By the time Jake Peavy arrived in the big leagues with the Padres during the 2002 season, Junior Seau was completing a legendary 13-year run with the San Diego Chargers.
5/2/2012 | One good game doesn't satisfy Beckham
Gordon Beckham is too talented of a player and too confident of an individual to celebrate one three-hit game amid a season of early disappointment.
5/2/2012 | Crawford, Ellsbury, Kalish making progress
While the Red Sox's current outfield quartet of Cody Ross, Marlon Byrd, Ryan Sweeney and Darnell McDonald has been holding down the fort pretty well, the rehabbers are making progress of their own.
5/2/2012 | Cubs back Samardzija's gem in Cincinnati
Bryan LaHair has provided almost all of the power for the Cubs, but he and Jeff Samardzija got some help from Ian Stewart on Wednesday night to post a 3-1 victory over the Reds.
5/2/2012 | Morneau back with Twins, but return uncertain
Justin Morneau flew back from Minnesota and was with the Twins in Anaheim on Wednesday, but the team did now know when his sore wrist would allow him to play again.
5/2/2012 | With Twins' Valencia ailing, Plouffe debuts at third
Danny Valencia did not start on Wednesday because of a stiff back, meaning Trevor Plouffe made his first Major League appearance at third base.
5/2/2012 | Twins' Thomas taking steps to cut down on strikeouts
Clete Thomas struck out 15 of his first 25 at-bats with the Twins, so manager Ron Gardenhire has been having the newly acquired outfielder working on shortening his swing.
5/2/2012 | Marlins' Reyes revved up and ready to run
Before Jose Reyes gets his running game going, the Marlins shortstop first acknowledges that he has to hit. But once his average starts rising, look for the All-Star to be in motion more.
5/2/2012 | Marlins' Bell, bullpen provide big boost
A clean, 12-pitch, scoreless ninth came as a welcome relief for Marlins closer Heath Bell. The veteran right-hander, who had a rough April, picked up a big save on Tuesday in Miami's 2-1 win over the Giants.
5/2/2012 | Marlins' Stanton starting to heat up at the plate
Maybe May is the month where Giancarlo Stanton starts to heat up. It has happened in the past, and he had a good game on Tuesday night.
5/2/2012 | Pujols announces celebrity golf tournament
Albert Pujols announced his charitable foundation will continue its tradition of a celebrity golf tournament, this year in July at Trump National in Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif.
5/2/2012 | Scioscia: Kendrick to stay sixth in the order
Howie Kendrick was moved from second to sixth in the lineup earlier this week, with manager Mike Scioscia trying to get the Angels second baseman more RBI chances.
5/2/2012 | Giants' Sanchez won't be ready on schedule
By now, it's beyond obvious that Freddy Sanchez won't be ready to rejoin the Giants on May 11, the date they earmarked last week when the second baseman began an injury rehabilitation assignment with Class A San Jose.
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