6/25/2013 | Lawrie to begin rehab assignment on Wednesday
Blue Jays third baseman Brett Lawrie will begin his rehab assignment with Class A Dunedin on Wednesday.
6/25/2013 | Kelly to remain in relief role until July 6 start
The Cardinals will stick with four starting pitchers until July 6, when long reliever Joe Kelly is expected to start, St. Louis manager Mike Matheny said Tuesday.
6/25/2013 | Davis to stay in Minors until schedule makes right turn
With the Mets scheduled to face six left-handers in the next eight games, they decided to let Ike Davis stay at Triple-A instead of throwing him into the fire against the southpaws.
6/25/2013 | Ruggiano sits out Tuesday with sore shoulder
Justin Ruggiano is coming off a two-homer game, but the 31-year-old was not in the lineup for Tuesday's series opener against the Twins.
6/25/2013 | Halos acquire outfielder Cowgill from Mets
The Angels swapped Minor League outfielders with the Mets on Tuesday, trading Kyle Johnson for Collin Cowgill, who has compiled 97 Major League games with the D-backs, A's and Mets the last three years.
6/25/2013 | Zimmerman sits with sore right shoulder
Nationals third baseman Ryan Zimmerman did not start Tuesday's game against the D-backs because of a sore right shoulder. He will be available to pinch-hit if needed, according to manager Davey Johnson.
6/25/2013 | Cardinals erupt with seven-run fourth, pound Astros
St. Louis plated seven runs in a relentless fourth inning to chase Houston starter Lucas Harrell, and cranked out 15 hits to crush its former National League Central rival, 13-5, on Tuesday night at Minute Maid Park. Carlos Beltran, David Freese and Allen Craig each hit two-run homers for the Cardinals.
6/25/2013 | Reyes activated, excited to be back with Blue Jays
Jose Reyes was activated off the 60-day disabled list following the Blue Jays' 5-1 loss to the Rays on Tuesday. In order to make room on the roster, infielder Munenori Kawasaki was optioned to Triple-A Buffalo, while right-hander Ramon Ortiz was transferred to the 60-day disabled list.
6/25/2013 | Gardenhire would like DH in all Interleague Play
The Twins' two-game set against the Marlins marks the final time Minnesota will play in a National League park for the remainder of the regular season. Count Twins manager Ron Gardenhire as someone who is happy with this schedule, as he doesn't like losing his DH.
6/25/2013 | Berkman returns to lineup after missing four games
Lance Berkman returned to the Rangers' lineup on Tuesday after sitting out the four previous games. Berkman was not available during the three-game series in St. Louis because of some soreness in his back that required an injection. The time off also gave him a chance to rest his right knee.
6/25/2013 | Betancourt to resume closing duties upon return
Rex Brothers filled in admirably for Rafael Betancourt -- Brothers hasn't allowed a run since April 6 -- but Betancourt will return to his normal role as closer when he's activated from the 15-day disabled list, which will likely be on Friday.
6/25/2013 | Morales placed on DL with pectoral injury
The Red Sox placed reliever Franklin Morales on the disabled list Tuesday and recalled pitcher Pedro Beato to take his place. Beato's stint in the Major Leagues will likely only last a day because reliever Clayton Mortensen (right groin strain) is eligible to come off the DL Wednesday.
6/25/2013 | Victorino returns to Red Sox lineup
After leaving Sunday's game against Detroit with back stiffness, Shane Victorino returned to the Red Sox lineup Tuesday against the Rockies.
6/25/2013 | Buchholz throws long toss, nears rehab start
The Red Sox are hopeful ace Clay Buchholz will make a rehab assignment as early as Sunday. On the disabled list with a strained neck, Buchholz threw long toss Tuesday with plans for him to throw off a mound Wednesday.
6/25/2013 | Bell still D-backs closer for time being
D-backs manager Kirk Gibson was asked Tuesday if Heath Bell, who has allowed a homer in each of his last five appearances, was still his closer.
6/25/2013 | Vargas shut down two weeks after second opinion
A second opinion on the blood clot in Jason Vargas' left armpit area confirmed what was learned late last week -- the Angels left-hander will require surgery to remove it, prompting him to be shut down from throwing for a couple of weeks.
6/25/2013 | J-Hey powers Braves to first victory at The K
Jason Heyward capped his 11th multihit game this month with a seventh-inning go-ahead solo homer that backed Kris Medlen's seven-inning effort and helped the Braves earn a 4-3 win over the Royals on Tuesday night at Kauffman Stadium.
6/25/2013 | White Sox escape error-filled ninth with win
Alexei Ramirez's two-out single in the ninth inning gave the White Sox a 5-4 victory over the Mets on Tuesday night in Chicago. Chris Sale fanned 13 batters over eight innings, but he came away with a no-decision.
6/25/2013 | Cano not expecting contract extension during season
With contract negotiations with the Yankees stalled, second baseman Robinson Cano seems to already expect that an agreement won't be reached during the season.
6/25/2013 | A-Rod tweets he's cleared for games; Yanks not happy
Alex Rodriguez delivered a message to the world via Twitter on Tuesday evening, announcing that his hip surgeon has cleared the slugger to begin playing in Minor League rehabilitation games. The Yankees bounced A-Rod's message back to sender, and general manager Brian Cashman left little question that he would prefer it if his rehabbing star could just stay under the radar.
6/25/2013 | Yankees, ACC announce Pinstripe Bowl union
The ACC and the New Era Pinstripe Bowl -- played in Yankee Stadium each December -- announced a six-year affiliation between the conference and the bowl game, beginning in 2014.
6/25/2013 | Rivera takes pressure off All-Star skipper Leyland
Yankees closer Mariano Rivera told ESPNNewYork.com on Sunday that he'd rather take on his customary role and close the All-Star Game on July 16 at Citi Field than start the Midsummer Classic. Nobody could be happier to hear the news than manager Jim Leyland, the manager of the American League All-Star squad.
6/25/2013 | LaRoche homers in five-run frame to lead Nats
Gio Gonzalez allowed just two runs on nine hits over 6 1/3 innings to guide the Nationals to a 7-5 win over the D-backs on Tuesday night at Nationals Park.
6/25/2013 | Halos soar past Tigers with eight-run fifth
Josh Hamilton had three hits in his return from wrist soreness and drove in a run in the Angels' eight-run fifth inning in Tuesday's 14-8 victory over the Tigers in Detroit.
6/25/2013 | Tex to visit doctors; threat of surgery lingers
The Yankees are bracing for the possibility of more bad news for injured first baseman Mark Teixeira, who was sent to have his right wrist evaluated by team doctors on Tuesday and could be facing season-ending surgery.
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