5/4/2012 | Rivera injury won't deter Rays from routine
Yankees closer Mariano Rivera injured himself shagging fly balls on Thursday, but don't expect Rays pitchers to quit the time-honored pregame practice.
5/4/2012 | Shagging fly balls part of routine for D-backs
Reliever Brad Ziegler is one of many D-backs pitchers who enjoy shagging fly balls, and he does not plan on changing his routine.
5/4/2012 | Rivera isn't alone in attempting ACL comeback
Yankees closer Mariano Rivera on Friday assured everyone that their last image of him in a Yankees uniform wouldn't be one of him writhing in pain on the Kauffman Stadium warning track.
5/4/2012 | Inge relaxed in new setting with A's
Released by the Tigers after wearing the Olde English D for more than 11 seasons, Brandon Inge is determined to take the high road in his new role as an aging veteran with the rookie-laden Oakland A's.
5/4/2012 | Veteran Batista slotted into Mets' rotation
Emphasizing that they signed Miguel Batista for this very purpose, the Mets on Friday announced that Batista will take Chris Schwinden's place in the rotation.
5/4/2012 | McCutchen still out of Bucs' lineup with stomach flu
Andrew McCutchen missed his second start in three games on Friday, still recovering from the stomach flu that had forced his fourth-inning removal on Thursday in St. Louis.
5/4/2012 | Tigers' Fister to return to pitch against former club
After making it through 68 pitches and four innings in a rehab start with Triple-A Toledo on Wednesday, Doug Fister will come off the disabled list to start for the Tigers on Monday in Seattle.
5/4/2012 | Schafer reaches base again, ties Astros record
Jordan Schafer's eighth-inning walk on Friday extended his streak of reaching base safely (not counting errors) to 25 games to start the season. That ties him with Denis Menke (1969) for the Astros record.
5/4/2012 | Upon further review, Tribe's Hannahan has a HR
Umpires overturned a call in the third inning of Friday's contest between the Rangers and Indians that resulted in a solo home run for third baseman Jack Hannahan.
5/4/2012 | Acta plans to use durable Damon often
Manny Acta spoke highly of Johnny Damon's track record, adding that it will be critical to have him healthy and in the lineup as often as possible.
5/4/2012 | Garza pushed back to Sunday with illness
Right-hander Matt Garza has been pushed back in the Cubs' rotation because of a virus and will not make his scheduled start Saturday, manager Dale Sveum announced following Chicago's 5-4 win over the Dodgers on Friday.
5/4/2012 | Reds' Phillips' hamstring almost fully healed
The Reds are remaining cautious with Brandon Phillips' left hamstring, which has given him problems throughout April. However, the second baseman has said that his leg is almost completely healed.
5/4/2012 | White Sox lefty Danks working to better locate pitches
John Danks feels fine physically, but the White Sox left-hander has been unable to consistently locate his pitches and get ahead of hitters.
5/4/2012 | Sveum ejected for first time as manager
Cubs manager Dale Sveum was ejected for the first time in his managerial career during the ninth inning of his team's 5-4 win against the Dodgers on Friday at Wrigley Field.
5/4/2012 | Pujols' homer drought akin to Winfield's in NY
A 2012 baseball question: When will Albert Pujols get "there?" Just like Dave Winfield in 1981, the newest Angel is without a home run in his new digs.
5/4/2012 | Empathetic Chipper thinks Rivera will be back
Chipper Jones is willing to provide any advice or motivation Mariano Rivera might want, as the Yankees closer spends the next few months attempting to prove he can return from the significant knee injury he suffered while shagging fly balls in batting practice on Thursday night.
5/4/2012 | Berkman day to day, could miss Astros series
Cardinals first baseman Lance Berkman was eligible to come off the disabled list on Friday, but the former Astro could miss the three-game series in Houston.
5/4/2012 | Beckett expects to miss only one start
Josh Beckett threw from 90 feet on Friday at Fenway Park and plans to throw again Saturday, the day his start will be skipped because of a sore lat muscle. Beckett said he was feeling better while revealing that the injury was there prior to his career-high 126-pitch outing on April 29.
5/4/2012 | Cain aims to return to Royals within two months
Center fielder Lorenzo Cain, checking in at the Royals' clubhouse this week, said the forecast is for him to miss another four to eight weeks as his left hip flexor heals.
5/4/2012 | Steady hitting attack carries Tribe over Rangers
Cleveland, out to prove its claim on first place in the AL Central is no fluke, topped Texas, 6-3, behind a steady, Rangers-like hitting attack.
5/4/2012 | Sandoval 'doing great' after hand surgery
Giants third baseman Pablo Sandoval's surgery Friday to remove the fractured hamate bone from his left hand proceeded successfully, his manager said. Sandoval is expected to miss four to six weeks.
5/4/2012 | For now, Robertson, Soriano will split ninth
The Yankees have said for years that the task of replacing Mariano Rivera may be too much for one man. They're hoping that two hurlers will be able to tackle the job.
5/4/2012 | Rox' Outman brings the heat in rehab outing
Rockies left-hander Josh Outman, rehabbing a right oblique strain that has kept him out of the Majors this season, reached 97 mph during a two-inning rehab stint on Thursday for Double-A Tulsa, according to manager Jim Tracy.
5/4/2012 | Price fans 12 as Rays extend home streak to 10
David Price struck out 12 and allowed one run in eight innings as the Rays cruised to a 7-2 win against the A's on Friday, their 10th straight home victory.
5/4/2012 | Reds' bats give Cueto more than enough in win
Johnny Cueto pitched a complete game and gave up just one run in Friday's 6-1 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates.
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