6/26/2013 | Miami draftee Krook opts for college ball
When the Marlins selected Matt Krook with the 35th overall pick of the 2013 Draft, they envisioned the left-hander being part of their rotation in a few years. But he has other ideas. According to multiple sources, Krook has opted to pitch for the University of Oregon rather than sign with Miami.
6/26/2013 | 'Pen delivers big as Halos keep Tigers caged
On Wednesday night at Comerica Park, when the circumstances were rather dire, the Angels' relief corps came together to help capture an improbable 7-4 victory over the Tigers.
6/26/2013 | Gyorko leaves rehab game with leg tightness
Second baseman Jedd Gyorko, who is on a Minor League rehabilitation assignment with Double-A San Antonio, left Wednesday's game as a precaution after feeling tightness in his right leg.
6/26/2013 | Harper homers in rehab start for Potomac
The impact bat the Nationals have been waiting for made an appearance on Wednesday, when Bryce Harper played his second rehab game at Potomac. The possibility of wet weather, which never materialized, limited Harper to DH after he'd played three innings in left field on Tuesday. And hit he did, going 1-for-3 with a homer in a five-inning effort.
6/26/2013 | Report: Cubs to get OK for some Wrigley changes
The Commission on Chicago Landmarks will give the Cubs the go-ahead to extend the right- and left-field walls outward at Wrigley Field, build a new entrance, and remodel the dugouts, but it will not make a decision on outfield signs at a meeting on Thursday, according to a newspaper report.
6/26/2013 | Vogelsong gets splint off broken pinkie finger
Ryan Vogelsong can begin strengthening his injured pitching hand, now that the splint has been removed from it.
6/26/2013 | Price puts 'best foot forward' in rehab start
As far as David Price is concerned, he is ready to return to the Rays' rotation. And he made a convincing argument on Wednesday, when he breezed through five innings of two-hit shutout ball, striking out eight and walking one in his second rehab start.
6/26/2013 | Nearly unhittable after first, Zimmermann wins 11th
Jordan Zimmermann won his National League-leading 11th game of the season as the Nationals edged the D-backs, 3-2, at Nationals Park on Wednesday night.
6/26/2013 | Cubs narrowly reverse fortunes in win at Miller Park
Anthony Rizzo celebrated the one-year anniversary of his call-up to the Cubs by hitting a two-run single, and Ryan Sweeney added a solo home run to back Scott Feldman and post a 5-4 victory against the Brewers, ending a nine-game losing streak at Miller Park.
6/26/2013 | Dodgers to ease pressure on struggling League
Brandon League began the season as the Dodgers' closer, but after his latest rough outing, manager Don Mattingly said he would try to avoid using League in high-leverage situations.
6/26/2013 | Peavy has first catch since landing on disabled list
White Sox pitcher Jake Peavy played catch prior to Wednesday night's contest with the Mets at U.S. Cellular Field, marking the first time he has done so since being placed on the disabled list retroactive to June 5 with a cracked rib on his left side.
6/26/2013 | Getting closer, Pineda's next start set for Sunday
Michael Pineda's next Minor League rehabilitation outing will come on Sunday for Double-A Trenton at Binghamton, Yankees general manager Brian Cashman said.
6/26/2013 | Cautious Dodgers give Kemp rest vs. Giants
Matt Kemp was held out of the lineup Wednesday, as the Dodgers play it safe with the center fielder's right hamstring that kept him on the disabled list for nearly a month.
6/26/2013 | Injured Estrada, Figaro head to Arizona to rehab
After suffering a setback in a rehab start Sunday, Marco Estrada will head to Arizona to rehab a hamstring injury that has kept him on the disabled list since June 5. Alfredo Figaro will join Estrada to rehab the right oblique strain he was placed on the 15-day disabled list with on Tuesday.
6/26/2013 | Twenty-five years ago, Biggio debuted with Astros
Twenty-five years ago -- June 26, 1988 -- a rookie catcher named Craig Biggio made his Major League debut with the Astros. He caught starting pitcher Jim Deshaies and reliever Larry Andersen, who combined to shut out the Giants, 6-0.
6/26/2013 | Maxwell sees concussion specialist, passes tests
Astros outfielder Justin Maxwell saw a concussion specialist before Wednesday's game. He passed a series of tests and will work out at Minute Maid Park on Thursday morning to make sure he doesn't have any lingering effects. It's likely he'll be back in the lineup on Friday when the Astros open a three-game series with the Angels.
6/26/2013 | Phillies hope homer gets Brown rolling again
Domonic Brown snapped a homerless streak Tuesday when he hit a three-run home run in a 6-2 victory over the Padres at Petco Park.
6/26/2013 | Braves likely to seek additional help for 'pen
While Jordan Walden and Luis Avilan have proven to be reliable as the Braves' primary setup men, the club would like to add an experienced pitcher who could lessen the strain placed on those two arms down the stretch.
6/26/2013 | Padres eye starting pitchers as Trade Deadline nears
The July 31 non-waiver Trade Deadline might be over a month away, but the Padres are well into their preparations for potentially adding a pitcher to bolster their starting rotation.
6/26/2013 | Molina gets break from catching, starts at first base
Yadier Molina got a day off Wednesday. Well, kind of. The Cardinals' everyday catcher played first base against the Astros, while Tony Cruz served as the St. Louis backstop.
6/26/2013 | Rizzo reflects on anniversary of Cubs promotion
There was no cake or balloons in the clubhouse, but Wednesday was a milestone day, marking the one-year anniversary of when the Cubs promoted Anthony Rizzo from the Minor Leagues.
6/26/2013 | Royals discuss direction in team meeting
The Royals held a team meeting prior to batting practice on Wednesday, but manager Ned Yost wasn't giving out many details. The session lasted about 15 minutes.
6/26/2013 | Castro returns to lineup ready to start new season
Starlin Castro was back in the Cubs lineup Wednesday, ready to begin what he's considering a new season after sitting Tuesday and snapping a streak of 269 consecutive games played.
6/26/2013 | Backed by four-run fourth, Bedard bests Cardinals
A key fourth inning, during which Cardinals starter Lance Lynn seemingly lost sight of the strike zone while a patient Astros lineup waited him out, erased a few early struggles by veteran lefty Erik Bedard and led Houston to a 4-3 win Wednesday night over first-place St. Louis at Minute Maid Park.
6/26/2013 | Phillies take advantage of miscues to win in 13
A team desperately in need of victories enjoyed an unusual 7-5 victory Wednesday over the Padres in 13 innings at Petco Park. The Phillies scored the game-winning runs thanks to Logan Forsythe's errors on a Ben Revere grounder.
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