8/28/2013 | Sandberg making case to return as manager in '14
Not too many people know what the future holds for Phillies interim manager Ryne Sandberg, but at the moment the smart bet is he will be in the dugout managing the Phillies in 2014.
8/28/2013 | Aramis evaluated next to Hall of Fame third basemen
Aramis Ramirez is one of the great offensive third basemen in baseball history, but is he hitting his way toward the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, N.Y.? An unscientific poll of several Hall of Fame voters on Wednesday suggested the 35-year-old Ramirez will fall short.
8/28/2013 | Healing Crain hopes rehab starts to pick up
The Rays acquired right-hander Jesse Crain before the July 31 Trade Deadline knowing he was injured, but hoping he would boost their bullpen come September. But Crain, out since June 29 with a right shoulder strain, is recovering slowly enough to wonder whether he'll pitch at all for Tampa Bay.
8/28/2013 | Corbin talks hoops, game-day routine in Chatting Cage
Patrick Corbin stepped into the Edward Jones Chatting Cage on Wednesday, and the left-hander's formidable talent on the basketball court was just one of the many insights gleaned from his appearance on the show.
8/28/2013 | Dunn credits Manto with recent hitting surge
Adam Dunn credits White Sox hitting coach Jeff Manto for his surge at the plate since early June.
8/28/2013 | Anderson activated, notches first career save
A's pitcher Brett Anderson was officially activated off the disabled list in Detroit on Wednesday and listed on the lineup card in the bullpen. He pitched three innings to notch his first career save.
8/28/2013 | Moustakas may sit out Twins series with strep
Third baseman Mike Moustakas, stricken by strep throat, was out of the Royals' lineup again Wednesday night and was also expected to sit out Thursday afternoon's series finale against the Twins.
8/28/2013 | Royals beat three teams in as many days
When the Royals beat the Twins on Tuesday night, it marked the third time in club history that there have been three wins in three straight days over three different opponents.
8/28/2013 | Consistent baserunning mistakes frustrate Baker
The baserunning gaffe by Reds shortstop Zack Cozart in the fourth inning of a 6-1 Reds loss on Tuesday was not an isolated incident to manager Dusty Baker.
8/28/2013 | Yanks schedule MRI on Nunez's injured knee
A series of pranks was all in good fun until Yankees infielder Eduardo Nunez had to cut short batting practice ahead of Wednesday's 7-2 loss to the Blue Jays, after which the club revealed that Nunez will undergo an MRI exam on the knee in New York on Thursday.
8/28/2013 | Dotel hit by comebacker, staying on rehab assignment
Octavio Dotel's Minor League rehab assignment hit Triple-A Toledo this week, but his first pitch Tuesday hit back. A hard-hit comebacker off the bat of Indianapolis' Jerry Sands hit Dotel in the right leg, knocking him out of the game.
8/28/2013 | Top prospect Walker to make first MLB start on Friday
The long-anticipated arrival of Taijuan Walker, the Mariners' top prospect, in the Major Leagues will occur on Friday in Houston. When he makes the start, Walker will be just 21 years, 17 days old, making him the fifth-youngest starter in team history.
8/28/2013 | Cards option Martinez to stretch out in case of start
Wanting to ensure that Carlos Martinez stays stretched out in case he is needed for a start, the Cardinals optioned the 21-year-old to Triple-A on Wednesday with the intent of having him start for Memphis one day later.
8/28/2013 | Injured Harvey consults with 'Doc' Halladay
On his mission to find a non-surgical alternative for the partially torn UCL in his right elbow, Matt Harvey is seeking wisdom from every corner of the baseball world. That quest on Tuesday took him to two-time Cy Young Award winner Roy Halladay, one of several prominent players to pitch through unresolved arm issues in the past.
8/28/2013 | Sale breezes through Astros with 12 strikeouts
Chris Sale struck out 12 Astros in eight-plus innings, allowing one run on four hits, and the White Sox erupted for four runs in the seventh to take Wednesday's rubber game, 6-1.
8/28/2013 | Bogaerts held hitless in first Fenway start
Xander Bogaerts was hitless in three at-bats in his first career start at Fenway Park during Wednesday's 4-3 win over the Orioles, but it was an eventful night for the 20-year-old.
8/28/2013 | Byrd, Buck arrive, start 'meshing with new team'
Outfielder Marlon Byrd and catcher John Buck were acquired in a Tuesday trade, and began helping the Pirates on Wednesday in the club's pursuit of a National League Central title.
8/28/2013 | Verlander helps launch initiative for veterans
The Tigers announced on Wednesday that Justin Verlander has committed $1 million to launch an initiative partnered with the Detroit Tigers Foundation, an affiliate of Illitch Charities, called "Wins for Warriors."
8/28/2013 | New addition supports familiar face to generate win
Newly acquired Marlon Byrd hit a three-run shot and veteran starter Charlie Morton gave up one unearned run in 6 2/3 innings as the Pirates defeated the Brewers, 7-1, on Wednesday night.
8/28/2013 | Yelich's transition to Majors remains straightforward
Before Wednesday night's game at Nationals Park, Christian Yelich recalled the last time that he faced Nats right-hander Stephen Strasburg.
8/28/2013 | Moore thriving with Nats since return from Minors
Having a great attitude is one of the reasons Nationals outfielder/first baseman Tyler Moore is back in the big leagues.
8/28/2013 | Hamels does it all in victory over Mets
Phillies left-hander Cole Hamels endured quite a first half. So he could endure a lengthy first few innings in Wednesday's 6-2 victory over the Mets at Citi Field, giving the Phillies their eighth win in 11 games.
8/28/2013 | Shoulder pain limits Hamilton to start at DH
Josh Hamilton's left shoulder continues to bother him when he throws. On Tuesday, it prompted him to be removed from the game for defense in the bottom of the ninth. On Wednesday, it forced him to start at designated hitter for the 10th time this month.
8/28/2013 | With Pujols out, Trout stepping up in big way
It's now been a month since Albert Pujols went down, eliminating a major asset when it comes to protecting Mike Trout in the batting order. And the Angels' 22-year-old phenom hasn't skipped a beat.
8/28/2013 | Dodgers take to air as Nolasco grounds Cubs
Ricky Nolasco fired eight scoreless innings, Hanley Ramirez and Andre Ethier each homered and the Dodgers beat the Cubs, 4-0, on Wednesday afternoon at Dodger Stadium to tie a Los Angeles franchise record with 21 wins in a calendar month.
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