Manager Don Mattingly benched Andre Ethier for the Dodgers’ series finale at Miller Park on Wednesday, saying he did so because he wanted to field a lineup “that’s going to fight and compete the whole day.”
This will be the third time Ethier is out of the lineup on this six-game trip. T
Cardinals lefty Jaime Garcia will have surgery to repair a torn labrum in his left shoulder and his 2013 season is over as a result of the injury.
A team official confirmed that he'll have the season-ending procedure.
The surgery will be done Friday by Cardinals' team physician Dr. George Pale
Twins third baseman Trevor Plouffe has been placed on the seven-day disabled list after showing concussion symptoms following a collision at second base late in Tuesday night's loss.
Plouffe was examined by a doctor at Turner Field, but has yet to undergo a full impact test. That will happen in a
It doesn’t sound as if Chase Utley will be in the Phillies’ lineup on Wednesday night.
Utley felt pain and a burning sensation in his right rib cage after taking a swing in batting practice Tuesday night. He was scratched from that game. The injury will require an MRI, according to GM Ruben A
Rafael Betancourt doesn’t believe his right groin injury is serious. There’s no pain, just weakness. But the reality is that it has been bothering him for a month, so a stint on the disabled list remains a distinct possibility. He will undergo an MRI on Wednesday. He talked with assistant genera
Red Sox center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury is off to a poor start but remains one of the more interesting potential free agents.
Cubs President Theo Epstein and general manager Jed Hoyer know Ellsbury well from their days in Boston and are aware of what he brings to the clubhouse. If Ellsbury can ret
Joe Girardi said he doesn’t know when he will get Mark Teixeira or Kevin Youkilis back from the disabled list, but the Yankees manager reported Tuesday the first baseman and corner infielder are making progress.
“He had four more [at-bats],’’ Girardi said of Teixeira’s participation in
The Twins lost another game they should have won Tuesday night.
Now they must hope they didn't lose their starting third baseman in the process.
A scary moment came in the top of the 10th inning of Minnesota's 5-4 loss to the Atlanta Braves, when Trevor Plouffe was injured trying to break up a
Adam Wainwright, Daniel Descalso and Mike Matheny all recorded firsts at Petco Park on Tuesday night.
The first had never won a game here as a pitcher. The second never had hit a grand slam. And the third had been 0-4 here as a manager.
All those droughts were quenched in a 10-2 Cardinals win
Walt Weiss was hired Nov. 8. He officially became the Rockies' manager Tuesday night.
As he walked to the mound to remove Jhoulys Chacin, Weiss was booed. Not lustily, or with vigor, but there was enough noise to provide a clear signal of the fans' agitation over sticking with Chacin through six
Carlos Gomez knew Zack Greinke was smiling when he struck him out with two runners on in the first inning.
He also knew exactly what his former teammate was going to throw him when he got up for his third at-bat of the day in the fifth inning. Gomez got exactly what he was looking for and laced a
Well, hey, the Royals sure needed this, didn’t they? “This” being defined as the Houston Astros playing to form when the Royals desperately needed them to do do.
The Royals rallied Tuesday for a 7-3 victory at Minute Maid Park by scoring all seven runs against the Astros’ bullpen and wit
The way they played two weeks ago, when everything that could go wrong did, the White Sox would have found a way to lose Tuesday.
But the White Sox continued a trend of solid all-around play even when it appeared forces had conspired against them yet again.
On a night when they learned Chris S
Among the items littered on the desk in the visiting manager's office at Marlins Park: three packages of Tylenol and a can of Sierra Mist.
The cold beverage was open, a refreshing treat for a pleasant night at the ballpark. The pain medication, however, was unopened.
Apparently it wasn't a nec
Mike Leake, at least nominally, is the Reds' fifth starter. When your fifth starter is rolling, it's a good sign for the club overall.
And Leake is rolling.
Leake went seven shutout innings to push his scoreless streak to 13 2/3 innings as the Reds beat the New York Mets, 4-0, before a crowd o
If Evan Gattis keeps this up, the Braves might just want to dip the big rookie’s spikes in bronze and be done with it.
With the Braves down to their final out in the ninth inning, Gattis hit another dramatic, pinch-hit homer Tuesday night, a game-tying solo shot against the Twins to force extra
With all Fernando Rodney did Tuesday, he figured he might as well aim high.
So after getting the final five outs in another tougher-than-it-needed-to-be 4-3 win over the Blue Jays, he took full aim at the top of the Rogers Centre with his imaginary celebratory arrow.
"Right through the roof,"
Miguel Cabrera, one question, please.
Does it feel better to hit one home run in a game you win than three in a game you lose?
"Oh yeah," he said, with that big, broad smile of his. "That was awesome."
Cabrera didn't need to spell out the most awesome aspect of the Tigers' 5-1 victory on Tu
For the last week, Jim Johnson’s locker has been the most popular stopping point in the Orioles clubhouse. Three times he stood there and explained what went wrong.
Never made any excuses, never any whining.
On Tuesday, his space was a happier place. After blowing three straight saves, Johns
Travis Snider already had put his helmet back in the dugout when he felt a tug from behind.
The crowd was beckoning him back on the field, and teammate Neil Walker was pushing him onto the dugout steps for his first career curtain call.
"I actually grabbed the wrong helmet because I was kind o
Just last week, Orioles executive vice president Dan Duquette said pitching prospect Kevin Gausman was a starting rotation option for the future, but not the immediate present.
But the 22-year-old right-hander will join the Orioles this week and is expected to make his major league debut Thursday
Pablo Sandoval felt like hell, and not because his teammates gave him the same kidney shots he administers when one of them ends a game with a hit. Sandoval was so sick, he took intravenous fluids before Tuesday night's big matchup between Matt Cain and Stephen Strasburg.
It's funny how much bett
If there was a game the A’s were meant to lose in their three-game series against the Rangers, it was Tuesday’s.
Yu Darvish vs. Dan Straily was all you had to know to pick a favorite. Darvish was 7-1 with a 2.97 ERA and a majors-leading 86 strikeouts, and Straily had a 7.27 ERA and a spot in
On Monday, the Rangers decided to go without an emergency starter on their major league roster. The ability to go without one lasted exactly one day.
General manager Jon Daniels announced Tuesday that RHP Nick Tepesch will be skipped in the rotation Wednesday against Oakland. If the Rangers play
The Angels broke out the disco ball in the clubhouse, and why not? That was quite a party.
Mike Trout, the guest of honor, became the youngest player in American League history to hit for the cycle. Josh Hamilton, the birthday boy, enjoyed two rounds of serenades from the crowd. The Angels posted