6/7/2013 | Bucs lean toward experience, arms on Day 2
In terms of his tools and body, JaCoby Jones is a first-round talent. Yet the Louisiana State product hasn't always been consistent with his performance. The Pirates made Jones the 87th overall pick, taking him with their first selection on Day 2 of the 2013 First-Year Player Draft.
6/7/2013 | Astros make UNC lefty first pick of Day 2
As the Friday starter for one of the top-ranked college programs in the country, North Carolina product Kent Emanuel undoubtedly had plenty of intrigue surrounding him entering the Draft. The Astros made Emanuel the first player to be taken on Friday, Day 2 of the 2013 First-Year Player Draft.
6/7/2013 | Rays add infielder Wong in fourth round of Draft
Hawaiian infielder/catcher Kean Wong has a short, compact stroke and a good approach at the plate. He has good power for his size, but he is more of a line-drive hitter.
6/7/2013 | Brewers add college righty Williams in fourth round
Taylor Williams began his college career at Washington State, but he played sparingly as a freshman in 2011 before transferring to Mount Hood Community College in Oregon. He then transferred to Kent State this year and has become the Golden Flashes' top starter.
6/7/2013 | Starting with Day 2 pick, Tigers all about righties
The Tigers spent Day 2 of the First-Year Player Draft nearly the same way they spent Day 1 -- selecting right-handed collegiate pitchers. University of Louisville right-hander Jeffrey Thompson headlines a group of six pitchers, along with two outfielders, chosen on Friday.
6/7/2013 | KC nabs its first righty pitcher in Draft
The Royals selected Carter Hope, their first right-handed pitcher in the 2013 First-Player Draft, from The Woodlands High School (Texas) in the third round with the 82nd pick overall on Friday.
6/7/2013 | Puig's homer sets stage for wild walk-off in LA
Yasiel Puig continued his assault on the MLB record book Friday night with his fourth home run in five games, then pinch-runner Skip Schumaker scored on a wild pitch with one out in the 10th inning to give the Dodgers a 2-1 walk-off win over the Braves.
6/7/2013 | Ryan pitches Astros exhibition at Alamodome
Astros president of business operations Reid Ryan met with officials from the Alamodome on Friday in San Antonio to gauge their interest in having the Astros and Rangers play an exhibition game in the Alamo City next spring.
6/7/2013 | Altuve remains sidelined with groin issue
Astros second baseman Jose Altuve was held out of the lineup on Friday because of a slight groin strain. Altuve took pregame batting practice and manager Bo Porter said the second baseman will be re-evaluated prior to Saturday's game with the Royals to determine his availability.
6/7/2013 | LA snags two-way player Underwood in fifth round
The Dodgers drafted their first two-way player in the fifth round of the 2013 First-Year Player Draft on Friday, selecting right-hander J.D. Underwood from Palm Beach State.
6/7/2013 | Rays use final Day 2 pick on college righty Griffin
With their 10th-round pick (No. 308 overall) in the First-Year Player Draft on Friday, the Rays selected Loyola Marymount University right-hander Aaron Griffin. Griffin is the brother of A's right-hander A.J. Griffin. The 6-foot-4, 210-pound right-hander went 4-5 with a 3.07 ERA in 13 starts for the Lions during his senior season.
6/7/2013 | Rays like pitchability of ninth-round pick Pruitt
With their ninth-round pick (No. 278 overall) in the First-Year Player Draft on Friday, the Rays selected University of Houston right-hander Austin Pruitt. A diminuitive pitcher at 5-foot-11 and 165 pounds, Pruitt used his excellent pitchability en route to a 10-win season for the Cougars this spring.
6/7/2013 | Cingrani 'likely choice' to start for Reds on Tuesday
The Reds will need a starting pitcher to face the Cubs on Tuesday and will be making a roster move to get one. All signs are pointing to a return of rookie left-hander Tony Cingrani to take the spot. Cincinnati is still officially calling the probable starter "TBA."
6/7/2013 | Phillips back in lineup after missing four games
For the first time since being plunked on the left forearm Saturday, second baseman Brandon Phillips was back in the Reds' lineup Friday against the Cardinals.
6/7/2013 | Roberts: Pre-All-Star break return 'definitely realistic'
Orioles second baseman Brian Roberts said prior to Friday's game against the Rays that it's "definitely realistic" to expect him back before the All-Star break.
6/7/2013 | Hanley plans to start on Saturday
Dodgers shortstop Hanley Ramirez said he expects to start Saturday night against the Braves at Dodger Stadium after missing his second consecutive game Friday night with tightness in the same hamstring that put him on the disabled list.
6/7/2013 | GM Wren's son is Braves' eighth-round pick
The Braves kept their eighth-round pick in the family on Friday, selecting outfielder Kyle Wren, the son of Braves general manager Frank Wren, with the 253rd overall pick of the 2013 First-Year Player Draft.
6/7/2013 | Cooper fills manager's seat in place of Ventura
White Sox pitching coach Don Cooper returned to the manager's hot seat on Friday, filling in for Robin Ventura, who missed a second straight game while attending his daughter's high-school graduation.
6/7/2013 | Aramis, Segura help Crew complete comeback
Jean Segura scampered home to score the tying run on an error in the seventh inning, then scampered to first for an infield hit in the ninth that helped finish the Brewers' biggest comeback of the season, a 5-4 win over the Phillies at Miller Park on Friday night.
6/7/2013 | Rangers draft scion of Shoeless Joe
The Rangers selected catcher Joe Jackson from The Citadel with the 160th overall selection in the fifth round. Jackson, whose great-great-great uncle is former Chicago White Sox outfielder "Shoeless" Joe Jackson, is listed at 6-foot-1 and 190 pounds. The junior hit .279 in 58 games this season with a home run and 26 RBIs.
6/7/2013 | Verlander goes seven to earn eighth victory
Justin Verlander worked his way out of a fifth-inning jam, then cruised on his way to seven quality innings and his fourth consecutive victory in a 7-5 Tigers win at Comerica Park.
6/7/2013 | Price feels good after Friday bullpen session
David Price threw off a mound Friday for the first time since May 15 when he felt a strain in his left triceps while pitching against the Red Sox.
6/7/2013 | A's in first place after slamming, robbing White Sox
Josh Donaldson's opposite-field grand slam in the sixth inning erased a three-run deficit and sent the A's on to yet another victory, 4-3, over the White Sox on Friday in Chicago. Jarrod Parker picked up the win, but not before Josh Reddick robbed a home run in the ninth inning.
6/7/2013 | O's select Notre Dame's Mancini in Round 8
Listed at 6-foot-5, 205 pounds, Trey Mancini is strong and creates good loft with his quick right-handed swing, leading to 28 career collegiate homers while playing for Notre Dame.
6/7/2013 | Royals maintain hot streak by cooling off Astros
Right-hander James Shields was solid in a no-decision, while Billy Butler hit a decisive RBI double in a two-run eighth inning to lift the Royals to a 4-2 win over the Astros on Friday night at Kauffman Stadium.
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