5/29/2013 | Plouffe off DL but scratched against Brewers
Trevor Plouffe was officially activated from the seven-day concussion disabled list before Wednesday's game against the Brewers but was a late scratch from the lineup because of left calf tightness. He is day to day.
5/29/2013 | Martinez's clutch eighth-inning single leads Astros
J.D. Martinez drove in the go-ahead run on a two-out single in the eighth inning to lead the Astros to a 6-3 win over the Rockies at Coors Field on Wednesday night.
5/29/2013 | As Harper rests, Nats hope he'll return vs. Braves
Nationals manager Davey Johnson is hoping that outfielder Bryce Harper can play during the three-game series against the Braves starting Friday in Atlanta.
5/29/2013 | Jackie's son impacting lives in Tanzania
At Sweet Unity Farms, in Bara Village in the Mbozi District of the Mbeya Region of Tanzania, David Robinson, son of Jackie, oversees a coffee-growing operation and soon will open an educational and community center for the rural community in which he lives.
5/29/2013 | Jeter discusses rehab after playing catch
Derek Jeter made a brief appearance on the field at Yankee Stadium before Wednesday's game against the Mets, playing catch during batting practice, and he said that it was the first time he has done so since having a walking boot removed from his left foot last week.
5/29/2013 | Granderson remains on schedule following surgery
Curtis Granderson underwent minor surgery on his fractured left hand on Wednesday, but it won't change his recovery timetable. The Yankees outfielder is still expected to be sidelined a minimum of four weeks.
5/29/2013 | Myers still projected as starter; bullpen role possible
Indians manager Terry Francona did not rule out the possibility of injured pitcher Brett Myers returning to the team in a bullpen role when the right-hander's elbow discomfort is behind him.
5/29/2013 | Beachy sees improvement in latest rehab start
Brandon Beachy saw his command improve in his second Minor League rehab start, working five scoreless innings for Class A Rome on Wednesday afternoon to put himself one step closer to returning to the Atlanta rotation.
5/29/2013 | Baseball to be considered for 2020 Olympics
Baseball is one of three sports recommended by the International Olympic Committee's executive board on Wednesday to be considered for inclusion in the 2020 Olympics, joining wrestling and squash as finalists.
5/29/2013 | Victorino fondly recalls his playing days in Philly
Red Sox outfielder Shane Victorino is out with a hamstring injury, but said it was refreshing to return to Philadelphia, where he spent the majority of his career. "I certainly miss it, but I'm [on the] Red Sox now, I'm focused on that," he said before Wednesday's game at Citizens Bank Park.
5/29/2013 | Shark-infested clubhouse: 'Pen installs aquatic tank
The Pirates' bullpen -- one of baseball's best -- has dubbed itself the "Shark Tank." They "look for the smell of blood and go in for the kill," closer Jason Grilli said. Now, there's an aquatic fixture in the Pirates' clubhouse to represent the theme of its bullpen and its mission: An actual shark tank.
5/29/2013 | Wacha set for Major opportunity with Cards
Cardinals right-hander Michael Wacha had plenty of time to reflect on Wednesday, as he made the four-hour drive north on Interstate 55, beginning in Memphis, Tenn., and ending at the site where his big league aspirations will no longer be mere dreams a day later.
5/29/2013 | Giants reinforce bullpen with Ramirez
Needing relief help, the Giants purchased the contract of right-hander Ramon Ramirez from Triple-A Fresno on Wednesday while optioning left-hander Mike Kickham to the same Minor League affiliate.
5/29/2013 | Reds enjoy home-and-home schedule twist
In a quirk in the schedule this week, the Reds and Indians are playing home-and-home two-game series. In Cincinnati, Dusty Baker's Reds won the first two games on Monday and Tuesday.
5/29/2013 | Giambi's big day fuels victory in Showdown of Ohio
Jason Giambi's clutch three-run homer broke the game open and backed a strong start from Justin Masterson, who struck out seven batters in a 5-2 win over the Reds on Wednesday. The victory snapped a five-game losing streak.
5/29/2013 | Reimold's rehab focused on building strength
Orioles outfielder Nolan Reimold (strained right hamstring) stayed in Baltimore during the team's recent road trip to continue his rehab.
5/29/2013 | Leyland to find right times to use V-Mart in NL park
While the Tigers returned to National League rules with Interleague Play for a couple more nights in Pittsburgh, Victor Martinez went to the bench, leaving manager Jim Leyland to try to time his pinch-hit opportunities for when he can do the most damage.
5/29/2013 | Carpenter enjoys positive throwing session
Chris Carpenter estimated that he threw about 25 to 30 pitches off the mound on Wednesday afternoon and said afterward that he felt "real good" about the result. The right-hander, who is on the disabled list, was unsure when he would get on the mound next.
5/29/2013 | Yost isn't thinking job status amid KC's skid
If manager Ned Yost is worried about keeping his job in the wake of the Royals' dizzying free fall, he's not letting on. He realizes there's a buzz of speculation since the club had gone from seven games over .500 (17-10) to seven games under (21-29) in just over three weeks.
5/29/2013 | Cards' four-run eighth derails KC in I-70 tilt
Carlos Beltran's solo homer triggered a four-run eighth inning that sparked the Cardinals to a 5-3 win over the Royals --- their sixth straight in the I-70 Series -- on Wednesday night before a sellout crowd at Busch Stadium.
5/29/2013 | Hernandez dominant as Rays win fourth straight
Tampa Bay received a major boost from one of the least likely sources Wednesday night when Roberto Hernandez put forth an inspired pitching performance to lead the Rays to a 3-1 win over the Marlins at Marlins Park. Hernandez allowed three hits in 8 2/3 innings -- his longest start since Sept. 2010.
5/29/2013 | Ozuna already making history with Marlins
Marcell Ozuna, the 22-year-old right fielder who's only been in the big leagues a month, is riding a 14-game hitting streak, the longest active stretch in the Majors and the most by a Marlins player this year. It's also tied for the third longest streak by a Marlins' rookie.
5/29/2013 | Prospect Myers heating up in Triple-A
Wil Myers hit his eighth and ninth home runs of the season for Triple-A Durham on Tuesday night in the Bulls' 9-8 win over Buffalo. Myers now has five home runs and 16 RBIs in his last seven games.
5/29/2013 | Tri-oner Navarro: Catcher's clouts carry Cubs
Dioner Navarro notched his first career multi-homer game Wednesday, hitting three and driving in six runs in the Cubs' 9-3 Interleague victory over their intra-city rivals, the White Sox.
5/29/2013 | Mariners bring up Liddi, option Maurer
Infielder Alex Liddi has been recalled from Triple-A Tacoma and was in uniform with the Mariners in San Diego on Wednesday night.
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