7/23/2013 | Feeling no pain, Jeter sprints, takes BP
Yankees captain Derek Jeter joined a batting practice group at Rangers Ballpark on Tuesday, his first time hitting on the field since straining his right quadriceps.
7/23/2013 | Cespedes set for return to lineup in finale
The A's are finally prepared to welcome back their Home Run Derby champion to the starting lineup on Wednesday.
7/23/2013 | Sale walks fine line with in-game exchange
White Sox left-hander Chris Sale apologized to manager Robin Ventura on Monday night after taking umbrage at being called on to intentionally walk Miguel Cabrera in the fifth inning of a 7-3 loss to the Tigers and then expressing his disappointment afterwards.
7/23/2013 | Power-packed 10th lifts Twins past Angels
Ryan Doumit drove home the go-ahead run on an RBI double in the 10th inning and Chris Herrmann added his first career grand slam after Glen Perkins blew just his third save of the year in the ninth to lead the Twins to a 10-3 win over the Angels on Tuesday night at Angel Stadium.
7/23/2013 | Optimistic Phillies among teams to watch Wilson throw
The Phillies still believe they have a chance to make the postseason, which is why they will watch free-agent relief pitcher Brian Wilson throw Thursday in Los Angeles. Wilson is 15 months removed from Tommy John surgery. He threw Monday for the Giants, but Thursday's session is expected to include numerous teams looking for bullpen help.
7/23/2013 | Urban youth attend Breakthrough Series in Houston
If you're a talented teenage baseball player, there's nothing more valuable than exposure. Five-dozen high school players found it in droves on Tuesday, as the annual Breakthrough Series arrived in Houston for its sixth year. The series is part of a combined effort by Major League Baseball and USA Baseball to spotlight and bolster the involvement of urban youth in the sport.
7/23/2013 | Zimmerman, Johnson offer takes on Braun suspension
Nationals third baseman Ryan Zimmerman and Brewers outfielder Ryan Braun were picked back-to-back in the 2005 First-Year Player Draft. When asked about Braun's suspension through the rest of the season for violations of Major League Baseball's joint drug prevention and treatment program, Zimmerman had plenty to say.
7/23/2013 | Chen solid early, Royals hold on late for win
Starter Bruce Chen made it look calm and easy. Closer Greg Holland made it look chaotic and difficult. Yet, in the end, their two worlds met and resulted in a 3-2 victory for Kansas City over the Orioles on Tuesday night at Kauffman Stadium.
7/23/2013 | B.J. 'making progress,' but no timetable yet
B.J. Upton has not reached a point where he is ready to project when he might be activated from the disabled list. But the Braves center fielder is encouraged because his strained right adductor muscle is not bothering him nearly as much as it was a week ago.
7/23/2013 | Miggy rests Tuesday, may sit out rest of series
After sitting out Tuesday's 6-2 win against the White Sox, Miguel Cabrera said he's feeling better but doesn't know if he'll make another appearance in the four-game series.
7/23/2013 | Fielder: Braun's situation 'unfortunate'
Prince Fielder, who starred alongside Ryan Braun during his 2011 MVP season in Milwaukee, called the suspended outfielder's predicament "unfortunate" on Tuesday afternoon, but other Tigers players were a bit more outspoken on the matter.
7/23/2013 | Ex-player Clark picked for MLBPA's No. 2 post
The first step toward implementing a plan to succeed Michael Wiener occurred Tuesday with the announcement that former Major LeaguerTony Clark has been appointed to that newly-created position of MLBPA Deputy Executive Director.
7/23/2013 | Seeking spark, Blue Jays hold players-only meeting
With the season seemingly spiraling out of control, the Blue Jays held a players-only meeting prior to Tuesday night's game against the Dodgers in an effort to get things back on track.
7/23/2013 | Reds make themselves at home in San Francisco
Reds clubhouse assistant Josh Stewart doesn't remember having to pack home uniforms for road trips in his 20 years with the club, but the Reds brought the same uniforms they wore Sunday in Cincinnati to San Francisco in anticipation of their two-game anomaly against the Giants.
7/23/2013 | Schu wants Nationals batters to be more aggressive
Rick Schu was in Jupiter, Fla., watching the Gulf Coast Nationals when he received a call from Nationals general manager Mike Rizzo to join the coaching staff and replace Rick Eckstein as the team's hitting coach. Schu didn't hesitate and reported to Nationals Park late Tuesday morning.
7/23/2013 | McAllister returns from DL; Lee optioned
On Tuesday, Cleveland activated right-hander Zach McAllister from the 15-day disabled list, as anticipated, to start against the Mariners. In order to add McAllister to the roster, reliever C.C. Lee was optioned to Triple-A Columbus.
7/23/2013 | Mejia 'the choice' for Mets in Friday's twin bill
On Friday, Jenrry Mejia will return to the Mets for the first time this season to start in New York's doubleheader against the Nationals.
7/23/2013 | Designated with Walker back, Inge draws praise
Baseball players with a winner's DNA are often credited with "doing those little things that do not show up in the box score." Brandon Inge's entire Pittsburgh stay was like that. The veteran infielder was designated for assignment on Tuesday -- creating a roster spot for Neil Walker's return from the disabled list -- but his influence was far more pronounced than his stat line.
7/23/2013 | Revised Wrigley plan approved by zoning committee
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced changes to the $500 million renovation plan for Wrigley Field, including eliminating a bridge over Clark Street for now, and no new signs in the outfield for the next 10 years beyond the two large signs already approved.
7/23/2013 | Given early cushion, Cole cruises in nation's capital
In Tuesday night's 5-1 Pirates triumph over the Nationals at Nationals Park, Gerrit Cole twirled two-hit ball for seven innings in the most imposing of his seven big league starts. He allowed just one run, on a solo shot by Wilson Ramos, as he outpitched fellow rookie Taylor Jordan.
7/23/2013 | Roenicke would like more answers from Braun
Ryan Braun's corner locker at Miller Park was still full of baseball gear and uniforms on Tuesday, but the player remained absent on the first full day of his season-ending suspension, leaving teammates and manager Ron Roenicke to face a barrage of questions to which they had no answers.
7/23/2013 | Rehabbing Ramirez takes batting practice
Third baseman Aramis Ramirez's return is not imminent. He still needs to pass a series of tests on the basepaths, which could be staged during the Brewers' upcoming road trip to Colorado and Chicago.
7/23/2013 | Carpenter's rehab delayed by hand numbness
Chris Carpenter has hit yet another bump on his road to recovery. The veteran right-hander has temporarily stalled his rehab program after experiencing some numbness and weakness in his right hand throughout his last rehab start Saturday with Triple-A Memphis.
7/23/2013 | Holliday says hamstring strain is fully healed
While he isn't eligible to come off the disabled list until Saturday, outfielder Matt Holliday said Tuesday that his right hamstring is now 100 percent healthy.
7/23/2013 | Jay 'shocked' at former college teammate's admission
The news of Ryan Braun's 65-game suspension for violating the league's drug policy is reverberating throughout the baseball world, and St. Louis is not immune.
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