6/4/2013 | Brett's return to Royals dugout surprises Gardenhire
Count Twins manager Ron Gardenhire among those surprised by Hall of Famer George Brett's decision to put on the uniform again as interim hitting coach for the Royals.
6/4/2013 | Brewers contemplating DL stint for Estrada
Marco Estrada is unlikely to make his next start because of a strained left hamstring suffered on Monday night. Estrada's next scheduled start would have been Saturday against the Phillies.
6/4/2013 | Strasburg feels better, has Saturday start in sight
Stephen Strasburg will throw a bullpen session Wednesday and, if everything goes according to plan, he could pitch against the Twins on Saturday.
6/4/2013 | Ibanez, Felix carry Mariners past White Sox
Raul Ibanez homered, doubled and drove in four runs in his first two at-bats to help the Mariners jump out early in support of Felix Hernandez, who worked 7 1/3 innings for his seventh win in a 7-4 victory over the White Sox on Tuesday.
6/4/2013 | Reddick apologizes for incident in Houston
Josh Reddick routinely throws sunflower seeds at opposing mascots on the road. But a few happened to hit the face of an Astros employee in Houston last weekend, leading to an apology by Reddick on Tuesday when the woman publicized a letter expressing her anger at the incident.
6/4/2013 | Gibson lends support to scrutinized umpires
Despite his fiery reputation as a player, D-backs manager Kirk Gibson has been pretty tame as a manager when it comes to arguing with umpires. He recently gave a spirited defense of the men in blue.
6/4/2013 | Carpenter continues to thrive in leadoff spot
Matt Carpenter always thought he might make a good leadoff hitter. And this season, he's gotten the opportunity to show it, batting .336 with a .422 OBP through 35 games batting first.
6/4/2013 | Tulo's late HR erases Escalona's miscue as Rox win
Shortstop Troy Tulowitzki hit his 13th homer of the season -- a two-run jack in the eighth -- to hand the Rockies a 5-4 victory over the Reds on Tuesday at Great American Ball Park. One inning earlier, the Reds had gone ahead on an Edgmer Escalona balk.
6/4/2013 | Collins tempering expectations for Wheeler
Potentially less than two weeks away from Zack Wheeler's big league debut, Mets manager Terry Collins made it clear that Wheeler alone will not transform the Mets.
6/4/2013 | Tribe hopes McAllister's finger improves with rest
Indians right-hander Zach McAllister is currently dealing with irritation in his right middle finger and will have his next start pushed back as a result. With an off-day coming on Thursday, Cleveland plans on delaying McAllister's next outing until next Tuesday, when it will play the second of three games at Texas. McAllister had been slated to pitch next on Friday in Detroit.
6/4/2013 | Goldschmidt leads D-backs to marathon victory
Paul Goldschmidt played the hero by driving home the decisive run with an RBI single in the 14th inning as Arizona defeated St. Louis, 7-6, in 14 innings on Tuesday.
6/4/2013 | Chooch hopes to start rehab stint next week
It is hard to believe, but it has been six years since Shane Victorino hit a memorable game-winning home run in the ninth inning on Shane Victorino Figurine Day at Citizens Bank Park. The Phillies celebrated Carlos Ruiz Bobble Figurine Day on Tuesday at the Bank, but there would be no late-inning heroics for Chooch.
6/4/2013 | Dubee responds to Aumont's comments
Phillies pitching coach Rich Dubee said there is plenty of communication between the big league coaching staff and coaches working in the Minor Leagues.
6/4/2013 | Red Sox unlikely to put ailing Ellsbury on DL
Jacoby Ellsbury's current ailment is taking longer to heal than initially expected, but it shouldn't cost him a trip on the 15-day disabled list, Red Sox manager John Farrell said Tuesday.
6/4/2013 | Chatwood undergoes MRI, likely to miss start
Rockies right-hander Tyler Chatwood underwent an MRI on his right triceps Tuesday afternoon, the results of which were unknown, but it's unlikely that he'll make his next start.
6/4/2013 | Red Sox offense plates 17 in rout of Rangers
The Red Sox scored in each of the first seven innings in a 17-5 rout of the Texas Rangers. Boston hit four homers and eight of the nine starters drove in at least a run against Justin Grimm and the Rangers bullpen.
6/4/2013 | Beachy struggles to get loose in Monday rehab start
Brandon Beachy knew there was no reason to be alarmed when he struggled to get loose during the Minor League rehab start he made for Double-A Mississippi against Chattanooga on Monday night.
6/4/2013 | Hanley returns to Dodgers, who place Capuano on DL
Hanley Ramirez is back with the Dodgers. The shortstop was activated from the 15-day disabled list on Tuesday, after missing 28 games with a hamstring injury.
6/4/2013 | McKeon undergoes successful surgery
Jack McKeon is resting comfortably at a North Carolina hospital after undergoing successful double bypass surgery on Monday. McKeon, 82, formerly managed the Marlins and remains a special assistant in the organization.
6/4/2013 | First rehab game for Stanton, maybe last for Eovaldi
The Marlins may be close to getting their most feared offensive weapon back. Giancarlo Stanton began playing in rehab-assignment games Tuesday for Class A Jupiter.
6/4/2013 | Espinosa to DL; Rendon, Werth rejoin Nats
The Nationals on Tuesday reinstated outfielder Jayson Werth from the 15-day disabled list, recalled infielder Anthony Rendon from Triple-A Syracuse and selected left-hander Ian Krol from Double-A Harrisburg. The team also placed second baseman Danny Espinosa on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to June 3, and designated right-hander Henry Rodriguez and left-hander Zach Duke for assignment.
6/4/2013 | Phillips hitting, running, but not ready to play defense
Injured second baseman Brandon Phillips moved closer to returning from his left forearm contusion on Tuesday, when he took batting practice and fielded ground balls before the Reds' game against the Rockies.
6/4/2013 | Bucs using off-days to stick with four-man rotation
The Pirates have put off their decision on how to replace Jeanmar Gomez for at least one more trip through the starting rotation.
6/4/2013 | Martin makes first career start in right field
Catcher Russell Martin made his first Major League start in right field on Tuesday.
6/4/2013 | Elbow surgery set for Mets' reliever Familia
Mets reliever Jeurys Familia will undergo surgery Wednesday to remove bone spurs and loose bodies from his right elbow.
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