6/11/2013 | Sarah's Take: Dodgers need more than Puig
Since the Los Angeles Dodgers promoted Yasiel Puig from Double-A before last Monday's game against the San Diego Padres, the energy in Dodger Stadium has been incredible for a last-place team. No matter how well the 22-year-old rookie plays, he can't always make the Dodgers win, but he makes them more enjoyable to watch on a nightly basis.
6/11/2013 | Dotel's season appears to be in question
Has Octavio Dotel thrown his last pitch for the Tigers, or any team for that matter?
6/11/2013 | Cuddyer continues to deal with rib pain
Rockies outfielder Michael Cuddyer admitted the bruised ribs on the left side still hurt, but he believes it isn't the type of injury that will force him to the 15-day disabled list.
6/11/2013 | Stanton slugs game-winning homer to top Crew
Giancarlo Stanton returned to the Marlins' lineup on Monday, but saved the fanfare for Tuesday. The slugger hit a clutch two-run home run with two outs in the bottom of the eighth to give Miami a 5-4 win against Milwaukee in front of 13,110 fans at Marlins Park.
6/11/2013 | Rodriguez optioned to make room for Cingrani
With the recall of left-hander Tony Cingrani from Triple-A Louisville in order to start Tuesday's game, the Reds optioned infielder Henry Rodriguez to Triple-A in a corresponding move.
6/11/2013 | Madson wonders whether HGH could help
Rehabbing Angels reliever Ryan Madson just wants to pitch again. And that got him thinking out loud on Tuesday, pondering something taboo, whether Human Growth Hormone -- an illegal and banned substance -- if allowed, could expedite his return to the mound and help him live up to his contract.
6/11/2013 | Mattingly pulls the plug on League as closer
After Brandon League allowed four runs in the ninth inning in a disheartening loss to the D-backs on Monday night, manager Don Mattingly has turned to Kenley Jansen as the Dodgers' closer.
6/11/2013 | McDonald back with Tribe for first time since '04
John McDonald, who last played for the Indians in 2004, was back with the Tribe on Tuesday after being acquired from the Pirates a day earlier for a player to be named and/or cash considerations.
6/11/2013 | Revere returns to Minnesota for first time since trade
Ben Revere is back at Target Field for the first time since the Twins traded him in December. Maybe he can recapture some good vibes.
6/11/2013 | Cashner baffles Braves as Padres clinch series
Right-hander Andrew Cashner allowed two runs on six hits over eight strong innings as the Padres edged the Braves, 3-2, Tuesday at Petco Park, clinching the three-game series.
6/11/2013 | Jones rolling after turning corner from early struggles
Nate Jones has seemingly turned a corner after starting his sophomore season in a major slump. He holds a 1.00 ERA with 11 strikeouts in his last six games after recording a 10.13 ERA and 11 strikeouts in his previous 10 outings.
6/11/2013 | Norris' four RBIs lead A's past Yankees
The A's recovered from their first back-to-back losses since mid-May to defeat the Yankees, 6-4, on Tuesday night at the Coliseum behind four RBIs from Derek Norris and six scoreless innings from Bartolo Colon.
6/11/2013 | Pitching headlines Reds' prospect pipeline
Once the Draft ends and the players who want to sign eventually do, Reds director of player development Jeff Graupe, along with his staff and scouts, is in charge of guiding and evaluating the club's Minor League talent. And according to Graupe, there's plenty of talent to work with in the Cincinnati organization.
6/11/2013 | Bourjos latest Angels center fielder to rob Hardy
J.J. Hardy probably isn't a big fan of Angels center fielders. Last year, on June 27, a likely Hardy home run was taken away by Mike Trout, who leaped off the rubberized track at Oriole Park to turn in what was arguably the best catch of 2012. On Tuesday evening, it happened again. Only this time, it was Peter Bourjos.
6/11/2013 | Royals agree to terms with second-round pick Reed
A day after signing No. 1 pick Hunter Dozier, the Royals announced Tuesday they have agreed to terms with second-round pick Cody Reed, a left-handed pitcher from Northwest Mississippi Community College.
6/11/2013 | Colvin's two homers power Rox past Nats
In his third game since a longer-than-expected demotion to Triple-A, Tyler Colvin launched a two-run homer that began a five-run fifth inning and a two-run homer in the eighth to put the game out of reach in the Rockies' 8-3 victory over the Nationals on Tuesday night at Coors Field.
6/11/2013 | Dodgers prospects making impact; more on the way
The Dodgers added to their farm system with 40 selections last week in the 2013 First-Year Player Draft, but many of the club's top prospects are already making an impact in the Major Leagues.
6/11/2013 | Indians, Rangers cancel BP due to sinkhole
An underground pipe burst behind the pitcher's mound at the Ballpark in Arlington on Tuesday, soaking the area and creating a sinkhole. The grounds crew was able to make repairs in time for the game, but it forced both the Rangers and Indians to cancel batting practice.
6/11/2013 | Arcia returns to starting lineup after being recalled
Outfielder Oswaldo Arcia was officially recalled from Triple-A Rochester on Tuesday, and started in left field and batted sixth against the Phillies. Arcia, 22, was recalled after rookie center fielder Aaron Hicks was placed on the 15-day disabled list with a strained left hamstring on Monday.
6/11/2013 | Schafer, Lucroy, Gomez headline strong Crew lineup
Replacing key parts of a lineup is never easy, but Logan Schafer, Jonathan Lucroy, Carlos Gomez and the rest of the Brewers' offense have shined over the past two games.
6/11/2013 | Casilla nursing jammed right index finger
Orioles second baseman Alexi Casilla was not available to start Tuesday's game against the Angels. Casilla was caught attempting to steal second base Sunday against the Rays, and in the process he jammed his right index finger.
6/11/2013 | This goes to 11: Reds' power extends Wrigley streak
Cincinnati went deep four times and Tony Cingrani threw seven strong innings after his callup from Triple-A in the Reds' 12-2 victory over the Cubs on Tuesday night.
6/11/2013 | Beltran witnesses first graduation at his P.R. academy
Forty-four boys, each dressed in a bright blue graduation gown, met Carlos Beltran on stage Monday morning. One by one they received a handshake and a high school diploma. Some were also recognized with special academic awards for being at the top of their class. But a certain dozen of those boys, in particular, caught Beltran's eye.
6/11/2013 | O's two-out rally late makes stellar Gonzalez a winner
Jason Vargas and Miguel Gonzalez did battle earlier this season in Anaheim, and Vargas shut out the Orioles. This time, Gonzalez and the Orioles got the last word, as they rallied to win, 3-2, on Tuesday at Camden Yards in a classic pitchers' duel.
6/11/2013 | Back from injury, Westbrook ready for Friday start
Jake Westbrook rejoined the Cardinals on Tuesday and is scheduled to make his return to the mound on Friday, when the Cardinals open a series in Miami.
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