6/21/2013 | Manny leaves team in Taiwan, but not retiring
Manny Ramirez terminated his contract in the Taiwan professional baseball league this week without a deal in place to play anywhere else, yet the former All-Star remains hopeful that he will receive an offer to either once again play in the Major Leagues or in Japan.
6/21/2013 | Pitching staff's turnaround the key for Red Sox
The Red Sox lead the Major Leagues in runs scored. But the primary reason that they are a first-place team now, as opposed to the last-place team they were in 2012, can be found in the transformation of their pitching staff.
6/21/2013 | Last year's Deadline deals bring lasting impressions
Looking back a year to the 2012 non-waiver Trade Deadline -- and the historic waiver deal that followed it -- there aren't any better examples of 2012 midseason deals working out than can be found in the clubhouse of the defending World Series champions.
6/21/2013 | Players have many methods of busting out of a slump
Any player who has spent significant time in the big leagues has dealt with the horrors of a slump. There's no getting around it. Sooner or later, the balls stop falling in or that one cog in the swing just isn't right, throwing off the entire process. The question isn't "if," it's "when." And when that "when" comes, the question becomes just how, exactly, to get out of it.
6/21/2013 | Hart of a champion: Tribe GM drew up resurgence
Little wonder that John Hart will now have a home in the Indians' Distinguished Hall of Fame, forever cementing his legacy as one of the most impactful non-uniformed personnel to leave his mark on the franchise. He will be officially inducted at a ceremony at Progressive Field this weekend, before Saturday's 7:15 p.m. ET game against the Twins.
6/21/2013 | Beast mode: AL East setting up for wild ride
Baseball's best division thus far is also its most competitive. The American League East has lived up to preseason expectations, with all five teams in the hunt and four of them over .500. Over the coming weekend, the race could get a little shakeup.
6/21/2013 | Dominican outfielder, 16, prize of international crop
Eloy Jimenez, the latest crown jewel of Dominican Republic baseball, is ranked No. 1 on MLB.com's list of Top 30 International Prospects. He has an ideal profile for an outfielder and is widely regarded as the prize of this year's class, which can begin signing contracts on July 2.
6/21/2013 | O's agree to terms with first-round pick Harvey
A day after inking No. 37 overall selection Josh Hart, the Orioles have agreed to terms with the No. 22 pick, right-hander Hunter Harvey.
6/21/2013 | MLB Notebook: Lynn a big first-half winner
For the second straight year, Cardinals starter Lance Lynn has notched double-digit wins before the All-Star break. After Thursday's performance, he's tied for the NL lead in victories, with 10.
6/21/2013 | Today's MLB starting lineups: June 21
Every lineup, every day, as they are made public by the clubs.
6/21/2013 | Yankees honor Gandolfini with moment of silence
The Yankees paid tribute to actor James Gandolfini with a moment of silence prior to the team's 8-3 loss to the Rays on Thursday at Yankee Stadium.
6/21/2013 | Pagan carted off field in first rehab game
Outfielder Angel Pagan, who has been absent from the Giants' lineup since May 25 with a strained left hamstring, had a setback during the first game of his rehab assignment with Class A San Jose at Stockton. Pagan was unable to run out a grounder to second base in the ninth inning and had to limp to first base before collapsing to the ground. A cart took Pagan off the field.
6/21/2013 | North Carolina ousts rival N.C. State in Omaha
Top-seeded North Carolina rebounded from a previous loss to North Carolina State in Omaha, Neb., by defeating the Wolfpack, 7-0, in an elimination game at TD Ameritrade Park.
6/21/2013 | With vision a concern, Uggla gets new contacts
After undergoing a multitude of tests on Thursday afternoon, Dan Uggla was fitted with another set of contact lenses that he hopes will be more comfortable than the set he tried in March. If this does not work, the second baseman might undergo LASIK surgery.
6/21/2013 | Marlins reward Koehler's superb start vs. Giants
Tom Koehler flirted with a no-hitter, and through seven innings the right-hander received no run support. That changed in the eighth, and so did the Marlins' fortunes. Marcell Ozuna's two-run single in the eighth inning rallied the Marlins to a 2-1 win over the Giants on Thursday night at AT&T Park.
6/21/2013 | Ciriaco's big night, defensive gems lift Padres
Shortstop Pedro Ciriaco belted a tiebreaking RBI triple and a two-run homer Thursday night, leading the Padres to a 6-3 victory over the Dodgers at Petco Park.
6/20/2013 | Angels rally after trailing Felix by seven
Down 7-0 in the third inning and facing Mariners ace Felix Hernandez, the Angels mounted the largest comeback of the season for a 10-9 victory on Thursday night at Angel Stadium.
6/20/2013 | Fernandez making All-Star case for Marlins
Jose Fernandez is not scheduled to start for the Marlins during their four-game series at AT&T Park against the Giants. But San Francisco manager Bruce Bochy, who will skipper the National League All-Star team, is well aware of what the 20-year-old is doing.
6/20/2013 | For Wright, Classic can be even more special
Mets third baseman David Wright deserves to be the National League's starting third baseman in this year's All-Star Game at Citi Field because he's exactly what the Mets -- and Major League Baseball -- want their players to be, both on the field and off the field.
6/20/2013 | Power, 'pen and pinch winning combo for Mets
The Mets found a way to win Thursday despite Jon Niese's early exit, leaning on David Wright's two home runs in a 4-3 win over the Braves.
6/20/2013 | Peralta's walk-off HR provides much-needed closure
Jhonny Peralta hit a two-run walk-off home run to left field off Red Sox closer Andrew Bailey to give the Tigers a 4-3 win Thursday in front of 36,939 at Comerica Park.
6/20/2013 | Sandoval to start rehab stint a day earlier
Third baseman Pablo Sandoval's sharp performance during a Thursday afternoon workout at AT&T Park prompted the Giants to accelerate the start of his Minor League injury rehabilitation assignment by a day.
6/20/2013 | Rollins keeps contending hopes alive for Phillies
It was early in the night at the Rollins Family Foundation Third Annual Charity Gala -- where the theme was "Harlem Nights" and guests were dressed like it was the 1920s -- and only a handful of other Phillies had arrived when Jimmy Rollins spoke to reporters. But the shortstop has seen as much Phillies baseball as anyone in the last 13 years, and had a better grip when talking about where the 2013 team currently stands.
6/20/2013 | Aybar returns to leadoff spot
Erick Aybar hit from the leadoff spot on Thursday night as Mike Scioscia went with his 42nd different batting order, but the Angels manager is hoping players begin to settle in consistent spots.
6/20/2013 | Holliday, Craig provide plenty for lustrous Lynn
Lance Lynn allowed just three hits in six innings as the Cardinals topped the Cubs, 6-1, at Busch Stadium on Thursday night. Matt Holliday and Allen Craig both backed their starter with a pair of RBIs.
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