6/4/2013 | Rangers to activate Ogando for Wednesday start
The Rangers will activate Alexi Ogando off the disabled list on Wednesday so he can pitch against the Red Sox. It will be his first start since May 15 against the Athletics. He has been sidelined with inflammation in his right triceps muscle.
6/4/2013 | McAllister, Pestano reflect on Draft at Fan Cave
Indians right-handers Zach McAllister and Vinnie Pestano visited the MLB Fan Cave on Tuesday, a couple of days before Major League Baseball's annual First-Year Player Draft, and as members of the 2006 Draft class they represent the last of an old guard.
6/4/2013 | Braves win fourth straight on Simmons' walk-off hit
Andrelton Simmons' walk-off double in the 10th inning gave the Braves their fourth straight victory, 5-4, Tuesday night at Turner Field.
6/4/2013 | Anne in the Stands: Thoughts on being a fan
I just heaved a big sigh. It's not easy to be a good fan when your team is struggling (another big sigh). I am an optimist.
6/4/2013 | Former umpire union head Phillips dies at 72
Richie Phillips, a prominent Philadelphia lawyer who led a number of negotiations for Major League Baseball umpires, died on Friday at the age of 72.
6/4/2013 | Quad strain sends Asdrubal to disabled list
Prior to Tuesday's game against the Yankees, Cleveland placed Asdrubal Cabrera on the 15-day disabled list with a strained right quadriceps. The Indians promoted shortstop Juan Diaz from Triple-A Columbus to fill a spot on the club's bench.
6/4/2013 | Cards get final look at players before Draft
Just two days before the Cardinals will make their first three selections in the 2013 First-Year Player Draft, they hosted approximately 20 players -- about half of whom played high school ball locally -- to the last of four organizational workouts.
6/4/2013 | Tigers go on the offensive, hand Moore first loss
By the time the Tigers chased Matt Moore, he not only had a five-run deficit, he'd made the second-shortest outing of his career. It was still the third inning. By the time Anibal Sanchez finished his seven innings of one-run ball, the gap had grown, and the Tigers ended up with a 10-1 win on Tuesday.
6/4/2013 | Running still a problem for recovering Jackson
Austin Jackson has resumed taking batting practice and shagging fly balls in center field, but he's not close enough yet on his running to make a Minor League rehab assignment.
6/4/2013 | Rays bucking baseball's strikeout trend
Rays batters have cut down dramatically on their strikeouts, even while strikeouts have risen across Major League Baseball every year since 2005. "I think our personnel has a little bit to do with it," hitting coach Derek Shelton said. "But I think, also, we talked in Spring Training about having a little bit of an offensive identity and trying to make sure that we move the ball more. And I think we've done a good job of that."
6/4/2013 | Hamels Foundation assists Philly school district
Representing the Hamels Foundation, Cole and his wife, Heidi, stopped at Shawmont Elementary to announce $50,000 in grants for three Philadelphia elementary schools.
6/4/2013 | Bourn to run: Outfielder defined by need for speed
Michael Bourn's speed, his ability to lead off, and his deft defensive skills are the key components to the 30-year-old center fielder's game.
6/4/2013 | Draft prospect Manny Jr. being ... Manny Jr.
Manny Ramirez Jr.'s name will be called at some point in this week's First-Year Player Draft. He's not a top prospect, not listed in MLB.com's Top 100 or Baseball America's Top 500. He laughs as he says he's "not one of those Clint Frazier, Austin Meadows guys." But eventually, some team will select the 17-year-old.
6/4/2013 | Yes, every Draft will include future All-Stars
Every year, scouts are asked to assess the talent level in the First-Year Player Draft. Invariably, even if they are down on the group of eligible players, they'll say, "But there will be All-Stars in this Draft class; we just have to find them." Turns out, every Draft, from its inception in 1965 through 2010, has produced at least two All-Stars.
6/4/2013 | O's fans test knowledge as 'Bucks' returns to roots
After a lengthy West Coast swing to start its second season, the hit MLB.com game show "Bucks on the Pond," powered by Ford, crossed the country and returned to the place where it all began last summer: Oriole Park at Camden Yards.
6/4/2013 | Pitchers dominating this year, but still no no-nos
Aren't we due for a no-no here in 2013? And if so, who's going to be the one to throw it? If the questions sound presumptuous, preposterous or simply greedy, there are a few things to be considered about this year's pitchers.
6/4/2013 | Reds, Giants setting the pace in NL All-Star voting
The Reds and Giants each have two players currently pacing their respective positions, while the NL East-rival Braves and Nationals have some of their outfield star power at the top of that race in All-Star voting.
6/4/2013 | Today's MLB starting lineups: June 4
Every lineup, every day, as they are made public by the clubs.
6/4/2013 | Breslow calls for efficient spending by charities
Red Sox reliever Craig Breslow, who was quick to defend the charitable endeavors of Josh Beckett and other athletes, also raises funds for a good cause, and he is looking to get the most out of efficiently spending.
6/4/2013 | Dodgers expected to activate Hanley on Tuesday
The Dodgers are expected to activate Hanley Ramirez from the disabled list on Tuesday. The shortstop made his third Minor League rehab appearance on Monday with no apparent issues from a strained left hamstring.
6/4/2013 | After one game, Puig drawing lofty comparisons
After a grand total of one game in the Major Leagues, Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig is already drawing comparisons to the likes of Roberto Clemente.
6/4/2013 | A's riding trademark pitching in recent hot streak
The A's have won 15 of their last 17, which seems a little more than even the term "hot streak" can bear. But if you look at it from the standpoint of getting exceptional pitching, this can hardly be a shock.
6/4/2013 | Ibanez's homer ignites Mariners to win in opener
Raul Ibanez crushed his 10th home run of the season and Joe Saunders continued his Safeco Field excellence on Monday as the Mariners topped the slumping White Sox, 4-2, to kick off a 10-game homestand.
6/3/2013 | Indians equipped to survive without Cabrera
Many is the team that has a strong top of the roster, but insufficient depth to withstand the injuries that inevitably arise over the course of a six-month season. The 2013 Indians don't have to be sunk by dealing without Asdrubal Cabrera, even if it's for more than a few days.
6/3/2013 | Weeks denied homer after video review
For the second straight day, an apparent Brewers home run was overturned on replay review and converted to a triple. On Monday at Miller Park, second baseman Rickie Weeks' drive with the bases empty in the seventh inning struck the top of the left-field wall and caromed back into play.
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