One thing the Minnesota Twins have struggled to find is good pitching, both on the front and back ends of the rotation and bullpen. They seem to have found a solid closer in Glen Perkins but Minnesota Twins general manager Terry Ryan fully expects to field calls about Perkins as we near the trade de
The Detroit Tigers have placed starter Anibal Sanchez and catcher Alex Avila on the disabled list and recalled catcher Bryan Holaday and outfielder Avisail Garcia from Triple-A Toledo.
The Tigers also announced that Toledo pitcher Jose Alvarez will start Thursday’s home game against the Boston
So this is what it’s like when Paul Goldschmidt doesn’t have the offense on his back.
For the first time this season, Goldschmidt is in something of a slump. His at-bats haven’t looked especially bad and his funk hasn’t been too prolonged, but his dropoff has been noticeable for the Diamo
Chase Utley could begin a minor league rehab assignment as soon as tomorrow.
Utley took live batting practice on Friday and Saturday at Coors Field. It was the first time he hit with the rest of his teammates before a game since suffering a right oblique strain in a batting practice swing in Miam
Early this week, the Houston Astros will formulate a game plan as to how to approach their veteran assets. Teams are already calling about Bud Norris, a cheap ($3 million) solution to any contender’s rotation.
Cheap in salary, but he won’t be cheap in acquisition cost.
The Astros are willi
Mitch Moreland was cleared to begin an injury-rehabilitation assignment at Double-A Frisco on Monday.
The Rangers plan on having Moreland played three games on the assignment and come off the disabled list for the series-opener at St. Louis on Friday. Moreland has been out since June 6 because of
Clayton Kershaw soon could become the richest pitcher in baseball history.
But Kershaw was upset that he had to talk Sunday about his ongoing negotiations with the Dodgers, whom he blamed for leaking information to Fox Sports.
The previous night, Fox Sports reported that Kershaw and the Dodger
Jonathan Pettibone’s difficult outing in Coors Field on Saturday has led to some speculation that the Phillies might bring Carlos Zambrano to the majors for a start later this week.
General manager Ruben Amaro Jr. said Sunday that Zambrano was not ready to pitch in the majors.
The news on Anibal Sanchez and Jonathan Papelbon:
■ SANCHEZ: After he pitched Saturday night, manager Jim Leyland didn’t sound concerned about him. But on Sunday morning, Leyland said that he was “a little concerned” about the right-hander.
“Concerned” is a word Leyland sometimes u
LHP David Price says it's not a setback, but the soreness he felt Saturday has at least delayed the schedule manager Joe Maddon discussed for his minor-league rehab assignment.
Maddon had said Price, out since mid May with a left triceps strain, was exceeding expectations after Thursday's 54-pitc
Mark Teixeira’s season isn’t finished ... yet.
According to an MRI exam taken yesterday when the switch-hitting first baseman was examined by Dr. Chris Ahmad in New York, Teixeira didn’t tear the sheath that covers a tendon in the right wrist like he did in early March.
Luke Scott bashed a go-ahead, two-run homer and Tampa Bay's bullpen overcame an injury to starter Alex Cobb to post a 5-3 victory over Kansas City.
After spotting the Royals an early 2-1 lead, the Rays came back in the third.
Ben Zobrist notched a two-out single off Kansas City's Jeremy Guthri
Miguel Gonzalez admits he can’t get his mind off fatherhood. His wife is due to deliver a baby daughter this week, and Gonzalez is eager for the happy event.
In what’s most likely his last start before fatherhood, Gonzalez worked into the seventh inning as the Orioles beat Jon Lester, who use
For nearly nine innings, the Mets had come out on Father’s Day and put on a Little League display. They couldn’t field, couldn’t hit, couldn’t compete. Then Kirk Nieuwenhuis turned all that around, the same way he turned around Carlos Marmol’s fastball for a walk-off blast and a 4-3 come-f
He was dominant, again, as if nothing had changed since he last took the mound.
And Washington Nationals ace Stephen Strasburg wasn't bad, either, in his first game back from the 15-day disabled list.
But it was the Indians' Corey Kluber who was the most dominant pitcher Sunday as he pitched e
After staying overnight for further observation, Rays starter Alex Cobb was released from Bayfront Medical Center on Sunday afternoon and headed home.
The Rays placed Cobb on the seven-day concussion disabled list and recalled reliever Josh Lueke from Triple-A Durham on Sunday morning, a day afte
From beat writer James Wagner of the Washington Post comes word that the Nationals have, as scheduled, activated ace right-hander Stephen Strasburg from the 15-day disabled list. Strasburg will return to the Nats’ starting rotation on Sunday afternoon to face the Indians after sitting out the past
Tampa Bay Rays right-hander Alex Cobb is expected to be released from the hospital one day after he was hit in the right ear by a line drive.
The Rays announced the news before Sunday's game with the Royals. The pitcher will likely be discharged from the hospital Sunday afternoon. The team says h
First baseman Nick Swisher's left shoulder is hurting and could put him on the disabled list.
Swisher aggravated the shoulder in the fifth inning Saturday night during an at bat in the Indians' 7-6 loss to the Nationals.
"I'm grinding guys," said Swisher. "I want to be in there every day regar
Rockies catcher Yorvit Torrealba owns nearly a dozen race horses. He knows a little something about handicapping. So, late last week, he leaned back in his chair in the home team's clubhouse at Coors Field and offered his view of the National League West. "This is going to be a tough division. We ar
An MRI Saturday morning revealed what both Braves physicians and Brandon Beachy suspected – he has some inflammation in his surgically-repaired elbow but no structural damage and just needs some rest.
Beachy said he’d been experiencing some discomfort recently and just hoped it would improve
The No. 1 Red Sox starter likely is headed for the disabled list and their first baseman had to fly back to Boston yesterday to address a lingering illness.
Other than that, yesterday was a quiet day on the injury front.
Clay Buchholz was scratched from Tuesday’s start because of soreness fr
Five straight wins equals .500.
That was the happy equation for the San Diego Padres Saturday night as Yasmani Grandal capped a five-run, fourth inning with a tape-measure, three-run homer and Jason Marquis rallied from a slow start to win his eighth straight decision as the Padres defeated Arizo
Anthony Rendon skied the first pitch he saw from Cleveland Indians reliever Vinnie Pestano in the ninth inning. Second baseman Jason Kipnis raced into foul territory and first baseman Nick Swisher ran back to make a play that appeared routine. Two defenders, an easy popup in foul ground. Neither, ho
Older, but no less sharp of mind, Henry Blanco instantly conjured up the memory of his only other big-league grand slam.
That came 13 years ago, before his fellow Mariners catcher and the second baseman he now plays alongside had enjoyed their 10th birthdays. But Blanco, all 41 years, 290 days of