6/7/2012 | Freeman's injury not as bad as first thought
X-rays on Freddie Freeman's left index finger were negative, and the 22-year-old first baseman was relieved to learn that he should be back in the lineup a lot sooner than he anticipated.
6/7/2012 | KC calls up slugging prospect Robinson
Heading to Interleague Play this weekend in Pittsburgh, the Royals wanted another bat off the bench. On Thursday, they planned to add one by calling up first baseman Clint Robinson from Triple-A Omaha, effective Friday.
6/7/2012 | Blue Jays reach agreement with 10th-rounder
The Blue Jays reached an agreement with 10th-round pick Alex Azor for $1,000, the college senior told MLB.com on Thursday.
6/7/2012 | Crawford, Ellsbury ramping up in rehab process
The Red Sox's outfield has been in flux for a majority of the season with Jacoby Ellsbury and Carl Crawford sidelined with injuries, but the pair is nearing a return to the field.
6/7/2012 | Nats agree to terms with three of top five picks
The Nationals agreed to terms with three of their top five picks from the 2012 First-Year Player Draft, director of scouting Kris Kline said on Thursday.
6/7/2012 | Yanks' Robertson on verge of rehab assignment
Yankees reliever David Robertson threw 25 pitches of live batting practice on Thursday at Yankee Stadium and is close to reporting for a Minor League rehabilitation assignment.
6/7/2012 | Rolen taking BP, fielding grounders
It still is not known when injured Reds third baseman Scott Rolen will return to the lineup, but he appeared to have turned a corner this week.
6/7/2012 | Valentine: Beckett's hamstring 'non-problematic'
Josh Beckett left Wednesday's 2-1 loss to the Orioles after eight innings because of a cramp in his right hamstring, but it's not considered to be a lingering issue for the right-hander.
6/7/2012 | Rays' Scott resting, but likely to be used in pinch
Luke Scott was out of the lineup for the second straight night Thursday after getting just two hits in his last 23 at-bats. And it appears he will have a difficult time getting on the field over the weekend.
6/7/2012 | Maddon, Rays all right with all white
Rays players showed up to Yankee Stadium on getaway day Thursday wearing all white for the "all-white" theme trip to Miami.
6/7/2012 | Nerve damage culprit for Teixeira's cough
The mystery of Mark Teixeira's persistent cough was solved on Thursday, as a specialist told the Yankees first baseman that he has suffered nerve damage to his vocal cords.
6/7/2012 | Yanks' Garcia to bereavement list; Igarashi called
The Yankees placed right-hander Freddy Garcia on the Major League bereavement list and called up right-hander Ryota Igarashi for Thursday's series finale against the Rays.
6/7/2012 | Interference call at second has Ozzie reflecting
A controversial interference call on Wednesday night reminded Marlins manager Ozzie Guillen about how the game has changed since his playing days.
6/7/2012 | Righties Ruggiano, Solano start in outfield
In search of right-handed bats in the outfield to face Braves lefty Mike Minor on Thursday, the Marlins started Justin Ruggiano in center field and utility man Donovan Solano in left.
6/7/2012 | Kearns back from DL; Petersen, Jennings down
Getting hit by a pitch on Wednesday night in a rehab-assignment game set back Austin Kearns' return to the Marlins by one day. It didn't take any longer.
6/7/2012 | Stubbs' absence opens door for Ludwick
With Drew Stubbs out indefinitely for the Reds with a strained left oblique, Chris Heisey will get the bulk of time in center field. And that means more playing time in left field for Ryan Ludwick.
6/7/2012 | Reds' Stubbs out of lineup for second straight game
Reds center fielder Drew Stubbs was out of the lineup for a second straight game due to a strained left oblique. Stubbs, who was injured while taking a swing in Tuesday's game, reported that he felt better on Thursday.
6/7/2012 | Reds one of four clubs to use only five starters
Through the first 56 games of the season, including Thursday, the Reds have used only their five original starting pitchers in 2012. Only three other teams -- the Mariners, Cardinals and Marlins -- have used just five starters all year.
6/7/2012 | Rays' Zobrist putting in extra work to combat slump
Ben Zobrist took early batting practice with hitting coach Derek Shelton on Thursday afternoon, hours before the series finale with the Yankees. The slumping Rays slugger dropped below .200 in his final at-bat Wednesday night.
6/7/2012 | Orioles acquire pitcher from Atlantic League
The Orioles have purchased the contract of left-handed pitcher Rich Rundles, who was pitching for the Atlantic League's Lancaster Barnstormers, and assigned him to Triple-A.
6/7/2012 | Jays' Snider, Santos making progress
Left fielder Travis Snider took another step forward in his rehab from a jammed right wrist by starting his rehab with Class A Dunedin on Thursday night. Toronto closer Sergio Santos is also easing his way back.
6/7/2012 | Davis out of Jays lineup with jammed finger
Left fielder Rajai Davis was a late scratch from the Blue Jays' lineup on Thursday because of a jammed middle finger on his left hand.
6/7/2012 | Blue Jays recall Beck, option Coello
The Blue Jays recalled right-hander Chad Beck from Triple-A Las Vegas on Thursday, and in a corresponding move, optioned Robert Coello to the Minor Leagues.
6/7/2012 | Jays' Encarnacion likely to return on Friday
Edwin Encarnacion is expected to return to the Blue Jays' lineup on Friday night in Atlanta. He's been out since he was hit on the right hand by a pitch from Boston right-hander Daniel Bard on Sunday afternoon.
6/7/2012 | Francis returns to Rockies, to start Saturday
The Rockies have reached an agreement left-handed pitcher Jeff Francis, their ace during their World Series trip in 2007, and are expected to start him Saturday afternoon against the Angels at Coors Field, the Denver Post reported Thursday morning.
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