6/14/2013 | Sarah's Take: Rash of injuries hitting NL West
No fan wants to see a division race decided by injuries. This season, however, in the National League West, injuries and how each team has dealt with them will probably determine who will win the race.
6/14/2013 | Odd injury sidelines Rangers' Baker
The injury bug has not stopped its rampage through the Rangers' roster. This time it got to Jeff Baker, who was out Friday against the Blue Jays because of a sprained right thumb he sustained during a celebratory high-five.
6/14/2013 | Washington pleased with Soria's bullpen
Rangers manager Ron Washington said Joakim Soria's live bullpen session went well Friday. Soria threw about 30 pitches.
6/14/2013 | Two Rangers show progress with injuries
Colby Lewis and Alexi Ogando have made progress with their injuries this week, with Lewis throwing for the first time in 12 days during a side session Thursday.
6/14/2013 | Daniels awaits word on possible suspension
General manager Jon Daniels said he had not heard from Major League Baseball regarding the Biogenesis case involving Nelson Cruz and did not expect to until a decision had been reached on a possible suspension.
6/14/2013 | Youk returns to DL with back injury
The Yankees have placed third baseman Kevin Youkilis on the disabled list for the second time this season on Friday. The 34-year-old has a lumbar strain and will visit a doctor on Monday.
6/14/2013 | Yankees call up Bootcheck, Neal
In response to Thursday's 18-inning series finale in Oakland and Kevin Youkilis hitting the disabled list, the Yankees called up right-handed pitcher Chris Bootcheck and outfielder Thomas Neal from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre on Friday.
6/14/2013 | Wells returns to Anaheim
When the Yankees face the Angels this weekend, Vernon Wells will be doing everything he can to help New York come away with a series win, but prior to the three-game set on Friday, the left fielder enjoyed reuniting with his former teammates.
6/14/2013 | Grilli digs deep to close Locke's gem vs. Dodgers
Jeff Locke permitted just two hits over seven shutout innings as the Bucs blanked the Dodgers, 3-0, on Friday at PNC Park.
6/14/2013 | Padres eye .500, look to gain ground in NL West
The Padres, who haven't had an even record since Opening Day, finally have a chance to get back to .500 on Saturday in the second game of a weekend series with the first-place D-backs at Petco Park.
6/14/2013 | Rutledge more at ease in return to Rockies
Infielder Josh Rutledge certainly hadn't caught fire when the Rockies sent him down to Triple-A Colorado Springs on May 22, but at .242 with five home runs, 13 RBIs and five stolen bases, he wasn't exactly cold. However, the Rockies felt he needed to chill out a bit.
6/14/2013 | Fowler out due to bruised knuckle following HBP
The Rockies didn't start center fielder Dexter Fowler against the Phillies on Friday night because of a bruised right ring knuckle that he injured Thursday when he was hit by a pitch against the Nationals.
6/14/2013 | Anderson to remain in walking boot four more weeks
The A's were hoping Brett Anderson's latest bone scans would show he'll be back pitching soon, not later. But the results weren't favorable, so Anderson will remain in a walking boot for at least another four weeks, manager Bob Melvin said.
6/14/2013 | DeJesus crashes into fence, sprains right shoulder
David DeJesus left the Cubs' game against the Mets in the bottom of the third inning on Friday after crashing into the wall attempting to catch a fly ball. He was diagnosed with a sprained right shoulder and will be placed on the disabled list.
6/14/2013 | Rizzo moves to fifth, Schierholtz to third in lineup
Cubs manager Dale Sveum dropped Anthony Rizzo to fifth in Chicago's lineup against the Mets on Friday and put right fielder Nate Schierholtz in the third spot.
6/14/2013 | Leyland sticking with Valverde as closer
After his third blown save of the season on Wednesday in Kansas City, questions have cropped up about Jose Valverde's role as the Tigers' closer. But Tigers manager Jim Leyland firmly stated on Friday he will stick with Valverde for those final outs.
6/14/2013 | Jackson activated from DL, Garcia sent to Triple-A
The Tigers activated center fielder Austin Jackson from the disabled list on Friday and optioned Avisail Garcia to Triple-A Toledo. Jackson started Friday and batted leadoff.
6/14/2013 | Hunter the latest former Twin to make return
When Torii Hunter stepped up to the plate on Friday, he became the third former center fielder the Twins faced in consecutive series.
6/14/2013 | Bucs' Cumpton to square off vs. Kershaw in debut
Brandon Cumpton won't have an easy task in his big league debut for the Pirates on Saturday, as the 24-year-old will have to battle Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw at PNC Park.
6/14/2013 | CarGo feeling better, in lineup against Phillies
Rockies left fielder Carlos Gonzalez, who suffered a bruised left foot when he was hit with a foul ball while in the on-deck circle during Thursday afternoon's 5-4 loss to the Nationals, woke up Friday morning feeling much better.
6/14/2013 | Blue Jays taking time to bring back Reyes
Jose Reyes is one step closer to making his long-awaited return to the Major Leagues after he played two innings in a simulated game Friday morning.
6/14/2013 | Time hasn't diminished Konerko's '05 Series memories
First baseman Paul Konerko is the last holdover from the White Sox and the Astros that played in the 2005 World Series.
6/14/2013 | Ventura honored to be named All-Star coach
White Sox manager Robin Ventura has been named to Jim Leyland's American League All-Star coaching staff. Ventura played for the host Mets for three seasons.
6/14/2013 | Viciedo trying to kick way out of hitting slump
White Sox outfielder Dayan Viciedo has tried to employ a leg kick, forcing him to focus on keeping his weight back at the plate and use all parts of the field, but he has not put it into action as frequently as he would like.
6/14/2013 | Johnson's start pushed back a second time
Right-hander Josh Johnson's next scheduled outing was pushed back another day because of a blister on his right middle finger. Johnson was originally scheduled to pitch Saturday against Texas.
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