5/16/2013 | Angels call up pitchers Brasier, Buckner
Prior to Thursday's game against the White Sox, the Angels designated Barry Enright for assignment, optioned Michael Roth and recalled Ryan Brasier and Billy Buckner to the Major League club.
5/16/2013 | Hurdle hails Martin's tremendous defensive play
A relatively mundane, inconsequential and totally overlooked play by Russell Martin in the Pirates' Wednesday night victory was hailed by multiple team veterans as one of the best they had ever witnessed.
5/16/2013 | McFarland making most of opportunity in Baltimore
One of this spring's final decisions, T.J. McFarland made Baltimore's Opening Day roster as part of the team's outstanding bullpen and will have to stay on the 25-man roster all season to stay in the organization.
5/16/2013 | Appreciative of buzz, Mo prefers not to start ASG
Mariano Rivera is flattered by the notion that he could start the All-Star Game. But it's not really something he wants to do. Rivera, Major League Baseball's all-time leader in saves (624) and games finished (910), said Thursday that he'd prefer to stay in his comfort zone.
5/16/2013 | Rodriguez commanding his way to key bullpen role
Dodgers reliever Paco Rodriguez is on the cusp of earning a high-leverage role in the bullpen, only 11 months removed from being drafted in the second round of the 2012 Draft.
5/16/2013 | Noesi, bullpen do job as Morse ensures series win
Michael Morse cracked his 10th home run of the season, and the Mariners pitching staff pieced together a strong effort Thursday in place of the injured Aaron Harang as Seattle topped the Yankees, 3-2, in a game that crackled with suspense down to the final pitch.
5/16/2013 | Players to wear camouflage for trip to Baltimore
Following Thursday night's game against the Red Sox, the Rays will leave for a six-game road trip to Baltimore and Toronto. The trip will be the team's second themed road trip of the season. This time around, Rays players will wear camouflage.
5/16/2013 | Rays mulling over who will fill Price's rotation spot
The Rays know David Price won't be making his scheduled start Monday in Toronto, but they're not quite sure who's going to be filling in for their injured Cy Young Award winner. But they've narrowed it down to four candidates.
5/16/2013 | A View from Studio 3: Segura's fun to watch
Less than a year ago, very few baseball fans had heard of Brewers shortstop Jean Segura. A quarter of the way through the 2013 season, Segura is on the short list of best young players you need to watch whenever you get the chance.
5/16/2013 | Sox sting Rays on Middlebrooks' clutch double
The Red Sox were down to their last strike when Will Middlebrooks reversed their fortunes dramatically. The slugger turned on a 1-2, 85-mph changeup from Rays closer Fernando Rodney with two outs in the top of the ninth and drilled a three-run double that led Boston to a 4-3 victory on Thursday in the rubber match of a three-game set.
5/16/2013 | Hall exhibit to toast Giants' 2012 World Series title
The 2012 World Series trophy, as part of a Giants weekend and celebration, will be on display at the Hall of Fame's Autumn Glory exhibit on June 22-23.
5/16/2013 | Ogando placed on DL with biceps tendinitis
The Rangers placed right-hander Alexi Ogando on the 15-day disabled list with right biceps tendinitis on Thursday.
5/16/2013 | Braves eye return to full health, home-heavy summer
An obvious sense of discouragement was displayed as the Braves packed their bags and prepared to exit Arizona's Chase Field late Wednesday afternoon. For the second time in less than a month, they had completed a grueling 10-game road trip in disappointing fashion.
5/16/2013 | Win or lose, Red Sox solid under Farrell's guiding hand
If the season were to end today, Boston's John Farrell would be American League Manager of the Year. What Farrell has done with the Red Sox mess is not impressive; it is amazing.
5/16/2013 | Indians option Hagadone to Triple-A
The Indians optioned struggling left-hander Nick Hagadone to Triple-A Columbus on Thursday, clearing a spot on the active roster on the eve of the opener of a four-game home series with the Mariners.
5/16/2013 | Murphy's odd double continues hot stretch
Batting in the sixth inning Thursday against Cardinals starter Adam Wainwright, Daniel Murphy drove a ball toward the right-field corner, where it hit directly between two sections of the Busch Stadium wall. The ball squirted right through the panels, good for a bizarre ground-rule double.
5/16/2013 | Selig discusses topics of interest at Meetings
Commissioner Bud Selig touched on a variety of topics, including possible expansion of instant replay and scheduling, after the quarterly Owners Meetings wrapped up Thursday.
5/16/2013 | Harang scratched vs. Yankees with back stiffness
In his 12th year in the Major Leagues, the Yankees were the one team Aaron Harang had yet to pitch against in his career -- and that will remain true after the veteran right-hander was scratched from Thursday's start for the Mariners with lower back stiffness.
5/16/2013 | Price lands on disabled list with triceps strain
First the bad news: David Price went on the 15-day disabled list Thursday with a left triceps strain. Fortunately for the Rays and the reigning American League Cy Young Award winner, the forecast is good for his return.
5/16/2013 | Venters undergoes Tommy John surgery
Jonny Venters underwent Tommy John surgery to repair a torn ulnar collateral ligament on Thursday afternoon in Gulf Breeze, Fla. This marked the second time in eight years that Dr. James Andrews performed the surgical procedure on the Braves reliever.
5/16/2013 | Lightning rod: Unpredictable Valdespin sparks Mets
Jordany Valdespin helped spark a rally and the Mets' offense showed more life than usual Thursday, and Jon Niese looked more ace-like than Adam Wainwright in a 5-2 win against the Cardinals.
5/16/2013 | Bell relishing fresh start as D-backs' interim closer
Following a tumultuous season in Miami in which he established career-worst figures in runs allowed and blown saves, Heath Bell is enjoying a fresh start in the D-backs' bullpen.
5/16/2013 | Owners updated on potential expansion of replay
Joe Torre, MLB's executive vice president of baseball operations, made a presentation to owners Thursday regarding the potential expansion of instant replay.
5/16/2013 | Cardinals want Miller more aware of run game
The Cardinals took the Mets' run-at-will approach against Shelby Miller on Wednesday as an opportunity to rekindle conversations with the rookie right-hander about how he can better stall the running game behind him.
5/16/2013 | Even-keel, low-key Gregg a welcome addition
Since joining the team in mid-April, Kevin Gregg is a perfect 6-for-6 in save opportunities, all while providing veteran leadership and a calming presence in the Cubs' bullpen.
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