6/29/2013 | Gyorko tests leg with swings, grounders
Jedd Gyorko felt some improvement in his right leg Saturday after Padres trainers examined him Friday. The second baseman experienced tightness while running the bases Wednesday in a rehab game with Double-A San Antonio. Gyorko planned to test his leg by taking swings and fielding grounders before the Padres' game against the Marlins on Saturday.
6/29/2013 | Forsythe a valuable sub for depleted Padres
The Padres are in the midst of an 11-6 run that includes series sweeps of the NL East-leading Braves and NL West-leading D-backs, and they've been winning despite the absence of several key players, including second baseman Jedd Gyorko. Manager Bud Black was quick to credit Logan Forsythe -- Gyorko's replacement -- as a key cog.
6/29/2013 | Cuddyer wastes no time upping hit streak to 26
Rockies outfielder Michael Cuddyer extended his hit streak to 26 games Saturday with a two-out RBI single in the first inning against Giants starter Matt Cain.
6/29/2013 | Rockies close to disabled-list decision on Fowler
The Rockies will have to decide soon whether to place center fielder Dexter Fowler on the 15-day disabled list because of his continued right wrist issues.
6/29/2013 | Red Sox sign second-round pick Stankiewicz
The Red Sox announced the signing of 19-year-old right-hander Teddy Stankiewicz, their second-round pick from the First-Year Player Draft.
6/29/2013 | Santana hopes to give KC series split with Twins
Ervin Santana, who hasn't lost in June, tries to give the Royals their third win of a four-game set against the Twins on Sunday at Target Field. Kevin Correia takes the mound for Minnesota.
6/29/2013 | Mets don't let chance to back Gee pass by
The Mets took advantage of three Nationals errors Saturday in a 5-1 victory at Citi Field. Dillon Gee's six strong innings paced the Mets, whose opportunistic offense provided enough support.
6/29/2013 | Porter calls Scioscia to apologize for yell from dugout
Astros manager Bo Porter called Angels manager Mike Scioscia on Saturday morning and apologized for an incident that occurred in Friday's game.
6/29/2013 | Prado warmly embraced in return to Atlanta
If Martin Prado did not fully understand how beloved he was during his days with the Braves, he certainly got a sense on Friday night, when he played his first game back in Atlanta since being traded to the D-backs in January.
6/29/2013 | Sox optimistic Drew can avoid DL; Mortensen DFA'd
A day after Stephen Drew had to exit Friday's game with tightness in his right hamstring, the Red Sox were optimistic he could avoid going on the disabled list. But Boston still needed a roster spot to call up infielder Jonathan Diaz, so that led to Clayton Mortensen being designated for assignment.
6/29/2013 | Farrell trying to pick right spots with Bailey
In a perfect world, the Red Sox would only use Andrew Bailey in low-leverage situations until he gets back in a groove. But on a Major League roster with only so many relievers available on certain days, manager John Farrell sometimes doesn't have a choice.
6/29/2013 | Orioles designate Ishikawa, recall Jurrjens
The Orioles designated infielder Travis Ishikawa for assignment prior to Saturday's game against the Yankees and recalled right-handed pitcher Jair Jurrjens from Triple-A Norfolk to take Ishikawa's roster spot and add length in the bullpen.
6/29/2013 | Miller to stay on schedule after rough start
A day after Shelby Miller lasted a career-low 1 2/3 innings in a start against the A's, manager Mike Matheny confirmed that Miller will make his next scheduled start on Wednesday.
6/29/2013 | Bourjos exits with right wrist contusion after HBP
During his first start in five games after returning from a left thumb bruise, Peter Bourjos was hit by a pitch in the fourth inning of Saturday's game against the Astros and had to be removed from the lineup.
6/29/2013 | Young lefties face off as Rockies seek sweep
The Giants are reaching their 2013 low while way up in the Rocky Mountains, and their hosts at Coors Field don't figure to be letting them try to catch their breath in the finale of a three-game set between National League West foes Sunday.
6/29/2013 | Halos going for sixth straight win, sweep in Houston
C.J. Wilson heads to the mound as the Angels go for the sweep against Lucas Harrell and the Astros on Sunday at Minute Maid Park.
6/29/2013 | Putz returns from DL, gets closer's job back
J.J. Putz was back on the D-backs' active roster Saturday and back in his closer's role. Putz had been on the disabled list since May 8 with a strained elbow. Heath Bell was closing in Putz's absence, and he went 13-for-15 in save opportunities over that stretch.
6/29/2013 | Yanks turn to reliable Kuroda in finale with Orioles
The Yankees lean heavily on their pitching, and in the finale they will hand the ball to their most reliable starter, Hiroki Kuroda, to prevent a sweep at the hands of the American League East-rival Orioles. Their task won't be easy, though, as Baltimore will be sending to the hill Chris Tillman, who has won six of his past seven starts and is 5-0 in June.
6/29/2013 | Davis homers twice in Orioles' rout of Yankees
Baltimore pounded New York starter David Phelps, scoring nine runs over the first seven outs to take all the drama out of Saturday night's prime-time game. A four-run first inning highlighted by the first of two Chris Davis home runs set the stage for an 11-3 series-securing rout in front of a sold-out crowd at Camden Yards.
6/29/2013 | Reimold could join O's for next road trip
Nolan Reimold, who hasn't played in a Major League game since May 11, batted third and played left field for Double-A Bowie on Saturday and could be nearing a return to the Orioles.
6/29/2013 | Chen pain-free in latest rehab outing in Double-A
Wei-Yin Chen made his first rehab start since pulling his oblique May 12 in Minnesota. In what could be his final outing before returning to the Orioles, the lefty pitched well Saturday for Double-A Bowie except for a four-run fourth.
6/29/2013 | Plouffe's big day leads Gibson to win in debut
Kyle Gibson made his long-awaited debut to great success Saturday afternoon at Target Field as the Twins downed the Royals, 6-2. The 2009 first-round Draft pick became the Twins' first pitcher since Anthony Swarzak in 2009 to win his debut. Trevor Plouffe homered and drove in three.
6/29/2013 | Stewart disagrees with CC's self-assessment
CC Sabathia is always the first to shoulder the blame when things go awry, as they did in Friday's loss, but catcher Chris Stewart has been encouraged by Sabathia's improving velocity, which was a popular talking point early in the season but has become less so as the weather has warmed.
6/29/2013 | Girardi says Gardner worthy of All-Star nod
Brett Gardner's name has not yet appeared on any of the All-Star balloting updates, but manager Joe Girardi is hoping that oversight will be corrected.
6/29/2013 | Jeter may be ready to begin game action in Minors
The latest update on Derek Jeter is that he has made it through all of his simulated at-bats fine and may be in position to progress to game action.
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