6/18/2013 | Injured Braun visits hand specialist
Brewers left fielder Ryan Braun was in Phoenix on Tuesday to see Dr. Don Sheridan, the hand specialist who has worked on a number of players over the years including second baseman Rickie Weeks.
6/18/2013 | Moran's polished game put on national display
It doesn't seem fair that someone as good as Colin Moran could also be lucky. But on Tuesday afternoon in an elimination game at the College World Series, Moran was blessed with good fortune to go along with his prodigious skill at the plate.
6/18/2013 | Ross sidelined by second concussion
For the second time this season, David Ross was placed on the seven-day concussion disabled list.
6/18/2013 | Wheeler fortune: Zack spins gem in MLB debut
As Matt Harvey completed his final work assignment of the day, debriefing around two dozen media members -- a larger-than-normal contingent -- following his afternoon start, Zack Wheeler sat quietly five locker stalls away. If the crush of clubhouse visitors bothered him, he did not show it, leaning back in his chair and thumbing through a cell phone.
6/18/2013 | Putz getting ready to start rehab assignment
D-backs reliever J.J. Putz left the team to join Triple-A Reno on Tuesday to begin an injury rehabilitation assignment. Putz, who has been on the disabled list with a strained elbow since May 8, is scheduled to pitch for Reno on Thursday and Saturday.
6/18/2013 | Early runs help Morton, Bucs finally top Latos
Pirates manger Clint Hurdle had a feeling Reds starter Mat Latos was due for a loss. A dominant performance from Charlie Morton and a big first inning from the Pirates' offense turned Hurdle's feeling into reality, as Pittsburgh beat Cincinnati, 4-0, on Tuesday at Great American Ball Park.
6/18/2013 | Stanton's 100th homer puts him in rare company
Giancarlo Stanton joined Bob Horner and Eddie Mathews as the only players in MLB history to make their big league debuts before their 21st birthdays and then hit at least 100 homers in their first 400 games.
6/18/2013 | Venable atones for missed chances with amazing grab
As the Padres and the Giants headed to the 12th inning Monday night, Will Venable was angry about going 1-for-7 with two strikeouts and stranding eight runners on base. He had even failed to get two bunts down as well.
6/18/2013 | Kohn emerging as bullpen standout
Angels reliever Michael Kohn has held opponents scoreless in his last eight appearances and has allowed one run in his last 18 appearances entering Tuesday -- a span of 13 2/3 innings in which his ERA is 0.66.
6/18/2013 | On hitting, Ventura urges Viciedo to be patient
The White Sox quick turnaround from a series finale Monday in Houston to Tuesday's series opener at Target Field was made a little sweeter as Dayan Viciedo hit a three-run triple in the sixth inning Monday, which led to a 4-2 victory against the Astros.
6/18/2013 | Siegrist provides key lefty help out of bullpen
The presence of a second left-hander in Kevin Siegrist -- and one who is not a defined left-on-left specialist like Randy Choate -- has given manager Mike Matheny another mid-game option.
6/18/2013 | Morrow has setback after first rehab start
Brandon Morrow had a setback on Monday after making his first rehab start with the same forearm soreness that had him placed on the disabled list on May 29.
6/18/2013 | Maxwell makes return to Astros in right field
Outfielder Justin Maxwell made his return to the Astros Tuesday night, but he's got a new home after missing eight weeks with a fractured left hand.
6/18/2013 | Walker questions intent of Chapman's chin music
In the ninth inning of Monday's 4-1 loss to the Reds, Neil Walker led off against Cincinnati closer Aroldis Chapman. With the count even at two balls and two strikes, Chapman buzzed a 100-mph fastball right past the chin of Walker, who barely evaded it and fell to his back.
6/18/2013 | Boras arrives in Houston hoping to close Appel deal
Scott Boras, who represents No. 1 overall Draft pick Mark Appel, arrived in Houston on Tuesday afternoon and was scheduled to meet with Astros general manager Jeff Luhnow later in the evening in an effort to wrap up negotiations.
6/18/2013 | Still not 100 percent, Cespedes remains at DH
A's manager Bob Melvin said Tuesday that Yoenis Cespedes' legs "aren't quite 100 percent."
6/18/2013 | Hicks making progress, but yet to run bases
Twins center fielder Aaron Hicks continues to make progress with his strained left hamstring and was out on the field taking batting practice and catching fly balls before Tuesday's game against the White Sox. Hicks, who has been on the 15-day disabled list since June 10, has started to participate in some light running drills, but has yet to run the bases.
6/18/2013 | Doumit's go-ahead double propels Twins to victory
Ryan Doumit laced a go-ahead two-run double in the eighth inning to help lead the Twins to a 7-5 win over the White Sox on Tuesday night at Target Field. Mike Pelfrey got a no-decision, giving up four runs over six-plus innings, while Joe Mauer had three hits, including a two-run homer in Minnesota's four-run first inning.
6/18/2013 | Votto, Rose exchange thumbs up after Monday homer
Joey Votto, who has long been a student of hitting, has gotten to know Pete Rose a little bit over recent years. He has plenty of respect for the former player that has 4,256 career hits, and the two exchanged pleasantries and a thumbs up after Votto homered in Monday's 4-1 win.
6/18/2013 | Rizzo gets breather for first time this season
On Tuesday, Game No. 69 of the season, Anthony Rizzo rested. The Cubs first baseman, who had started every game this season, was not in the starting lineup Tuesday against the Cardinals.
6/18/2013 | Cubs search for closer among pitching staff
Blake Parker totaled seven saves at Triple-A Iowa before he was called up to the Cubs. Although the right-hander doesn't have a save opportunity this season with the big league team, that experience at Iowa may pay off down the road.
6/18/2013 | Rockies waiting to see extent of De La Rosa's injury
The Rockies are crossing their fingers, hoping that left-hander Jorge De La Rosa's bruised left thumb heals in time for him to make his next scheduled start, which is next Sunday against the Nationals.
6/18/2013 | Segura bidding to join elite All-Star company
Not since Robin Yount was the reigning American League MVP in 1983 has a Brewers shortstop started the All-Star Game. Jean Segura has a chance, though he insists he has not thought about it.
6/18/2013 | Berkman back in lineup after two-game hiatus
Lance Berkman was back in the lineup on Tuesday after getting two days off. But he was batting fifth in the order after batting exclusively in the third spot.
6/18/2013 | Seeking A's, San Jose officials sue MLB
In an apparent attempt to pressure Major League Baseball to vote on allowing the Oakland A's to relocate, San Jose city officials filed a lawsuit Tuesday challenging baseball's antitrust exemption.
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