6/19/2013 | Similar righties Chatwood, Oswalt to finally meet
Rockies right-hander Tyler Chatwood has been linked to veteran star Roy Oswalt throughout his career, even though the two have never met. Both are wishfully listed at 6-feet tall, a rarity in an era of tall right-handers.
6/19/2013 | Trade Deadline groundwork beginning in earnest
White Sox general manager Rick Hahn noted Tuesday that he has already started to receive some calls from other organizations -- as is usual once the First-Year Player Draft is over -- and especially with the position the White Sox are in, nine games out of first in the American League Central at the start of play Wednesday.
6/19/2013 | Amazing catch on Tal's Hill not Gomez's favorite
Kneeling on the mound of turf known as Tal's Hill and holding the baseball high in the air, the look on Carlos Gomez's face said it all: Wow.
6/19/2013 | Willingham to DH until knee feels better
Josh Willingham's left knee continued to bother him in Tuesday's game, so he started at designated hitter for the Twins on Wednesday against the White Sox.
6/19/2013 | Braves, first-round pick Hursh make it official
After signing with the Braves for $1.7 million on Wednesday, Jason Hursh, the 31st overall selection in the 2013 First-Year Player Draft, toured the clubhouse and watched batting practice before that night's game against the Mets.
6/19/2013 | Farrell, Red Sox sticking with Bailey as closer
Though Red Sox manager John Farrell knows that Andrew Bailey needs to start pitching better, he is not ready to make a change in the vital role of closer.
6/19/2013 | Improving Alvarez still striking out in middle of lineup
Third baseman Pedro Alvarez entered Wednesday's matchup with the Reds having reached base safely in 14 of 16 games this month. In that span, he hit five homers and accounted for 14 of his 43 RBIs, and manager Clint Hurdle said Alvarez has been showing glimpses of the player the Pirates hope he can be.
6/19/2013 | New addition Young slots in leadoff for Mets
Still searching for a reliable leadoff hitter, manager Terry Collins inserted Eric Young Jr. immediately into that spot Wednesday against the Braves, playing him in center field.
6/19/2013 | Mets ink first-rounder Smith, plus dozen more
In addition to first-round Draft pick Dominic Smith, who made his signing with the organization official on Wednesday, the Mets announced that they have inked a dozen more of their Draft picks.
6/19/2013 | Dozier, Morneau go deep to back Correia
Brian Dozier's three-run homer in the second inning erased an early one-run deficit and catapulted starter Kevin Correia and the Twins to a 7-4 victory over the visiting White Sox at Target Field on Wednesday. Justin Morneau added a two-run shot, his first home run since April 28.
6/19/2013 | Rodriguez owning up to baserunning gaffe
Third-base coach Eddie Rodriguez shouldered the blame for the baserunning blunder that cost the Royals dearly in the ninth inning on Tuesday night. Rodriguez threw up his hands, stopping David Lough just a few strides from scoring the tying run against the Indians.
6/19/2013 | Lind's blast leads Blue Jays to eighth straight win
The Blue Jays continued their hot streak by sweeping the Rockies on Wednesday for their eighth straight win, their longest streak since September 2008. Toronto was given a three-run lead courtesy of Adam Lind's home run in the first, and it was all the team would need to defeat Colorado, 5-2, at Rogers Centre.
6/19/2013 | No structural damage to Morrow's forearm
Blue Jays starter Brandon Morrow has received some good news about his injured right forearm. Morrow underwent an MRI on Tuesday and the results came back negative. It appears as though he's just dealing with inflammation.
6/19/2013 | Reyes advancing through ranks in rehab
Shortstop Jose Reyes appeared in his final rehab game for Class A Dunedin on Wednesday afternoon and will now advance to Triple-A Buffalo. He finished a three-game stint in Class A with five hits in 13 at-bats (.385) while scoring three runs and stealing a base.
6/19/2013 | Lawrie resumes baseball activities
Third baseman Brett Lawrie hasn't played since May 27 when he sprained his ankle attempting to steal second base. The British Columbia native was placed in a walking boot for several weeks but appears to be making progress in recent days.
6/19/2013 | Hanley backs Capuano's strong return from DL
Chris Capuano came off the disabled list to hold the Yankees to three hits over six strong innings, and Yasiel Puig took his rampage to Interleague Play as the Dodgers salvaged a split of their Wednesday doubleheader in the Bronx with a 6-0 win in the nightcap.
6/19/2013 | Weeks' eighth-inning blast lifts Brewers
It was like old times for the Brewers on Wednesday, with John Axford earning the victory after an inning of scoreless relief and Rickie Weeks delivering a go-ahead, two-run home run in the eighth inning for a 3-1 win over the Astros at Minute Maid Park.
6/19/2013 | Soreness gone, Price to make rehab start Friday
David Price was just trying too hard. The Rays left-hander learned his lesson, manager Joe Maddon said, and will take it a little bit slower as he begins a rehab assignment Friday.
6/19/2013 | Out of sight: Ross' pinch-hit homer powers D-backs
Cody Ross smacked a three-run pinch-hit homer in the eighth inning to lead the D-backs past the Marlins, 3-1, on Wednesday afternoon at Chase Field.
6/19/2013 | Perez to be re-evaluated after Friday session
Indians closer Chris Perez endured a tough rehab appearance on Tuesday, when he served up three homers in a five-run inning for Double-A Akron. On Wednesday, Tribe manager Terry Francona told reporters that Perez was scheduled to throw a bullpen session on Friday.
6/19/2013 | Giants rally to back Bumgarner's impressive outing
The Giants took Wednesday's series finale against the Padres at AT&T Park thanks to a masterful performance from starter Madison Bumgarner, who threw seven sharp innings. Pinch-hitter Gregor Blanco hit a go-ahead two-run triple in a three-run seventh inning.
6/19/2013 | Reds hope Phillips' walk-off hit ends recent funk
It's not hard to trace the origin of Reds second baseman Brandon Phillips' recent hitting funk. Phillips hasn't been the same since June 1, when he was plunked on the left forearm by Pirates reliever Tony Watson. Now Cincinnati hopes they can pinpoint the end of it.
6/19/2013 | Mariano impressed by young Puig
Baseball's most electric rookie met the game's oldest active player from a distance of 60 feet and six inches late on Wednesday afternoon, and this intriguing battle between Yasiel Puig and Mariano Rivera did not disappoint.
6/19/2013 | Brantley's bat swings things in Indians' favor
Michael Brantley led off two innings with homers and added a sacrifice fly in a decisive three-run sixth to help the Indians earn a 6-3 win over the Royals on Wednesday night in the rubber game at Progressive Field.
6/19/2013 | Benches clear in second inning of Wednesday's finale
The benches cleared in the top of the second inning on Wednesday at AT&T Park after Giants pitcher Madison Bumgarner threw a pitch behind Padres first baseman Jesus Guzman.
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