4/30/2013 | Today's MLB starting lineups: April 30
Every lineup, every day, as they are made public by the clubs.
4/30/2013 | Defensive game makes a catcher an All-Star
In the All-Star balloting, naturally enough, offensive production takes center stage. But catcher is a defense-first position. The best part of a great defensive catcher's game may defy precise statistical measurement, but that doesn't reduce his impact on the game.
4/30/2013 | Astros flush with cash for Draft
For the second straight year, the Houston Astros have the largest pool of money to work with in order to sign players taken in the First-Year Player Draft.
4/30/2013 | Allotment for international signings vital to clubs
With the start of this year's international signing period just over two months away, clubs are determining which strategy suits them best. Should they spend all of their money on one or two prospects or do they spread the money out evenly on several prospects?
4/30/2013 | Streak-snapping win helps soothe frustrated Bochy
No matter how many years he's managed and no matter how many World Series rings he has to fit on his oversized hand, Bruce Bochy still can't stand losing.
4/30/2013 | Slumping early has a pressure all its own
Finding an explanation for early-season struggles a difficult endeavor. Small sample sizes and arbitrary cutoff points on the calendar work to obscure any definitive conclusions. Slumps in April or even the first half of the season could signify a real problem, or perhaps only a statistical quirk that would work itself out over time.
4/30/2013 | Schumaker pressed into inning of emergency relief
Skip Schumaker took the mound for the Dodgers in the ninth inning on Monday night against the Rockies, the second career pitching appearance for the second baseman.
4/30/2013 | Bourjos, Jimenez exit game with injuries
Angels center fielder Peter Bourjos and third baseman Luis Jimenez each left Monday's game against the A's with injuries.
4/30/2013 | Cubs push right buttons against Padres
Darwin Barney hit two RBI doubles and Scott Hairston and Cody Ransom smacked back-to-back home runs to lift the Cubs to a 5-3 victory over the Padres on Monday night for their fourth win in five games.
4/30/2013 | All-Star catchers make a difference with bats
You don't win it all in late October, or contend, without a quality defender -- several quality defenders in most cases -- behind home plate. That applies for 162 games and whatever it takes to decide the World Series. But for one day in mid July, your priority is a man who can drive a ball out of the yard or off a wall serving as your catcher.
4/30/2013 | Mariners roll past O's behind double Saunders act
It was a Saunders kind of night at Safeco Field on Monday as the Mariners opened a three-game set against the Orioles with a 6-2 victory.
4/29/2013 | Sandoval exits with cranky right elbow
Giants third baseman Pablo Sandoval left Monday night's game against the Arizona Diamondbacks in the middle of the sixth inning with right elbow discomfort.
4/29/2013 | Bochy gets tossed arguing call at first
Giants manager Bruce Bochy was ejected from Monday's game against the Arizona Diamondbacks for excessive arguing with first-base umpire Bill Miller.
4/29/2013 | Stanton strains hamstring in 10th, put on DL
The Marlins announced after Monday's 15-inning walk-off win that Giancarlo Stanton would be heading to the 15-day disabled list with a strained right hamstring.
4/29/2013 | Dodgers encouraged as Greinke throws from 90 feet
The Dodgers have been encouraged by Zack Greinke's recovery from a broken left collarbone, and the right-hander is already throwing less than three weeks removed from surgery.
4/29/2013 | A's trade Wells to White Sox for cash considerations
The A's traded outfielder Casper Wells to the White Sox on Monday evening in exchange for cash considerations.
4/29/2013 | Belt's big hit gives Giants win in Arizona
Brandon Belt descended in the batting order Monday night yet soared with his deeds by smacking a tiebreaking, two-run single in the eighth inning that lifted the Giants to a 6-4 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks.
4/29/2013 | Hudson, Eaton make progress in rehab work
Right-hander Daniel Hudson (Tommy John surgery) threw two innings of live batting practice and outfielder Adam Eaton (elbow) threw at a distance of 90 feet Monday as the D-backs are cautiously optimistic that each player is on track for a timely return.
4/29/2013 | Tulowitzki takes BP, hopes to return on Tuesday
A day after suffering a strained left rotator cuff on Sunday, Rockies shortstop Troy Tulowitzki felt good enough to take batting practice in the indoor cage at Dodger Stadium.
4/29/2013 | Mantle's '60 contract to be auctioned for Sandy relief
Mickey Mantle's 1960 contract for $60,000, the original contract painstakingly preserved by Mantle's wife, Merlyn, goes on auction Wednesday as part of an effort by Steiner Sports to raise funds to help victims of Hurricane Sandy. The auction concludes June 2.
4/29/2013 | Veteran Garcia extends contract in Orioles system
Right-hander Freddy Garcia agreed on Monday to extend the opt-out clause in his contract and will remain in the Orioles organization for at least a few more starts.
4/29/2013 | Sveum sticking with closer by committee
Manager Dale Sveum doesn't give Cubs relievers Carlos Marmol, Kevin Gregg, Shawn Camp and James Russell a heads up before the game to let them know who will be the designated closer that day. He's sticking with the best matchup.
4/29/2013 | Day after arrest, Puig homers, hits walk-off single
One day after his arrest, Dodgers prospect Yasiel Puig led Double-A Chattanooga to victory in extra innings.
4/29/2013 | Capuano 'feeling great,' set for Triple-A rehab start
Chris Capuano threw a bullpen session and worked on his fielding to test his strained left calf on Monday at Dodger Stadium, and the left-hander is scheduled to make a Minor League rehab start on Wednesday.
4/29/2013 | Fujikawa eyes Sunday start to rehab stint
Cubs pitcher Kyuji Fujikawa threw 32 pitches in a bullpen session Monday, his first since going on the disabled list April 13, and will do so again before he makes a Minor League rehab outing.
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