9/27/2013 | Chatwood scratched, wraps up strong season
Rockies manager Walt Weiss scratched righty starter Tyler Chatwood from his scheduled start in Sunday's season finale because of stiffness in his right elbow. He missed August because of elbow inflammation.
9/27/2013 | Hamilton drives in two with 1,000th career hit
Josh Hamilton recorded his 1,000th career hit with a two-run single on Friday night in the Halos' 5-3 loss against the Rangers.
9/27/2013 | Veteran Carroll records 1,000th career hit at age 39
Jamey Carroll, starting at third base for the Royals, drilled a double in the fourth inning of Friday night's 6-1 win against the White Sox to reach a special milestone: his 1,000th career hit.
9/27/2013 | Shields' 100th win lifts KC to most victories since 1989
James Shields won the 100th game of his career, and the Royals posted their highest win total in 24 years with a 6-1 victory against the White Sox on Friday night at U.S. Cellular Field.
9/27/2013 | Castro expects to have normal offseason workouts
Astros catcher Jason Castro, who had surgery last week to remove a cyst in his right knee, said Friday he expects to resume all of his normal offseason workout activities a couple of weeks after the end of the regular season.
9/27/2013 | Barnes, Astros excited to potentially face Mo
Brandon Barnes, prior to Friday, was the only Astros player who could say he had a base hit against Yankees legend Mariano Rivera, who is in Houston this weekend for his final series of his career. Barnes singled against Rivera earlier this year.
9/27/2013 | Astros upgrade sound system at Minute Maid Park
The Astros have upgraded their audio system with the installation of GilmanSound to transform the quality of the fan experience at Minute Maid Park. The revolutionary new system, which will provide "concert quality" sound, will put the Astros' audio capabilities on par with any in professional sports.
9/27/2013 | Iwakuma, Seager, Ibanez win 2013 club awards
It's not an easy task to unseat Felix Hernandez as the Mariners Pitcher of the Year, but Hisashi Iwakuma pulled it off Friday when he received that honor from the Seattle Chapter of the BBWAA. In addition, Kyle Seager was named the Player of the Year and Raul Ibanez the Unsung Hero.
9/27/2013 | Auditions go well for Vogelsong, Giants in win
Ryan Vogelsong ended his winless streak at five games, and a significant number of Giants auditioning for spots on the 2014 Opening Day roster distinguished themselves in Friday night's 7-3 victory over the San Diego Padres.
9/27/2013 | Paxton eager to compete for next year's rotation
Rookie left-hander James Paxton said he wanted to make one last start on Sunday but understands the Mariners' decision to shut him down after throwing 169 2/3 innings between the Majors and Triple-A.
9/27/2013 | Weekend series may impact postseason rotation
A's manager Bob Melvin said he's probably not going to announce his Game 1 starter for the ALDS until Tuesday, following Monday's meetings with Oakland's brain trust. The leading candidate seems to be veteran right-hander Bartolo Colon.
9/27/2013 | Cespedes exits early in return to left field
Yoenis Cespedes -- who had been limited to DH by an ailing right shoulder -- returned to the A's outfield on Friday for the first time in two weeks but left in the fourth inning with shoulder soreness.
9/27/2013 | Rendon gives Williams vote of confidence as manager
It has been reported that D-backs third-base coach Matt Williams is a leading candidate to manage the Nationals next year after Davey Johnson's retirement. Williams already has the respect of Nationals second baseman Anthony Rendon, who played for him in the Arizona Fall League.
9/27/2013 | Gio's Sunday status tied to Johnson's record
There is still a question whether Gio Gonzalez will pitch the season finale on Sunday against the D-backs, but manager Davey Johnson made it known that he would like to see Gonzalez on the hill.
9/27/2013 | Padres wrap up month of strong pitching
Since the calendar flipped to September, there has been no better pitching staff in baseball than San Diego's. Manager Bud Black knew his team was performing well on the mound lately, but even he was surprised to hear his team's 2.75 ERA entering Friday was tops in the game this month.
9/27/2013 | Ross aims to end '13 with another solid start
Not only will Tyson Ross be trying to pitch well in front of his family and friends Sunday against the Giants, but he will be trying to keep up his string of strong performances that have him poised for a spot in the 2014 Padres rotation.
9/27/2013 | Black likely to witness departure of Giants duo
With Barry Zito being a prime candidate to receive a club buyout and Tim Lincecum expected to test free agency, Padres manager Bud Black tried to envision the NL West without the two Giants pitchers.
9/27/2013 | Gibson, Trammell mourn coach, dear friend Brown
D-backs manager Kirk Gibson and bench coach Alan Trammell lost a friend and coach Friday when former Tigers hitting coach Gates Brown died at the age of 74.
9/27/2013 | Gibson: Williams would be 'great' MLB manager
After having an impressive interview with the Rockies last offseason, D-backs third-base coach Matt Williams figures to be in the mix when it comes to managerial openings this fall. Kirk Gibson gave Williams a strong vote of confidence.
9/27/2013 | GM Hahn expects Ventura back as skipper in 2014
With one year remaining on Robin Ventura's three-year contract, general manager Rick Hahn left little doubt Friday that Ventura would be back managing the White Sox in 2014.
9/27/2013 | Chicago-area native Hahn disappointed by summer
Rick Hahn is a long-time resident of the Chicago area and knows the importance of baseball on both sides of town. In looking at a 2013 campaign that will have the White Sox and Cubs combine for more than 190 losses, Hahn sees nothing but a disappointing summer.
9/27/2013 | White Sox focus on long-term fix, not splashy free agent
During a 25-minute season-ending press conference Friday, general manager Rick Hahn reiterated a point made recently to MLB.com that increased spending on the First-Year Player Draft and in the International market will be two of the top-line items on the 2014 budget.
9/27/2013 | Turnaround by pitching staff could help Butcher
The Angels' pitching staff, like the rest of the team, has made a drastic turnaround over these last five weeks, which can only bode well for the future of pitching coach Mike Butcher.
9/27/2013 | Keppinger undergoes successful surgery on shoulder
Jeff Keppinger underwent successful surgery on his right shoulder Thursday at Rush University Medical Center. The procedure involved a debridement of the right shoulder, but no surgical repair was needed.
9/27/2013 | Ethier trying to get healthy in time for playoffs
Dodgers outfielder Andre Ethier is rehabbing his injured left ankle at the club's Spring Training facility at Camelback Ranch-Glendale and will work out in Arizona through Monday, according to manager Don Mattingly.
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