8/19/2013 | Berkman isn't anticipating return until Sept. 1
Designated hitter Lance Berkman, who has been on the 15-day disabled list since July 7, said he doesn't expect to be activated until Sept. 1 when the roster is expanded, even though he's ready to be activated now.
8/19/2013 | Sandberg has high expectations for Rollins
This season is one to forget for Phillies shortstop Jimmy Rollins. Ryne Sandberg hopes to change that, if not this year, then certainly in time for 2014.
8/19/2013 | Kemp making slow progress with left ankle
Dodgers outfielder Matt Kemp began taking slight turns while jogging in the outfield, but even manager Don Mattingly concedes Kemp isn't likely to return before rosters expand Sept. 1.
8/19/2013 | Reds focused more on division title, not Wild Card
With three teams bunched together and in line for three playoff spots, the battle for the National League Central should be the race that sizzles the rest of the way in baseball.
8/19/2013 | Baker talks Reds rotation without Cueto
The Reds entered Monday with the second-best rotation ERA in the Majors at 3.29, trailing only the Dodgers (3.16). Asked if his surging club had the advantage in the National League Central race over the Cardinals and Pirates because of its rotation, Reds manager Dusty Baker disagreed.
8/19/2013 | Trout out of Angels' lineup with hamstring injury
Not surprisingly, Angels outfielder Mike Trout was out of the lineup for Monday's series opener against the Indians, one day after exiting with tightness in his right hamstring.
8/19/2013 | Altuve, Villar start despite nursing injuries
Jonathan Villar and Jose Altuve were both in the Astros' starting lineup on Monday night, as they're both dealing with nagging injuries. Villar has a sprained left thumb, while Altuve is nursing a sore left quadriceps.
8/19/2013 | Utley, Sandberg have similar approach to game
Since Ryne Sandberg joined the Phillies in 2011 as the Triple-A Lehigh Valley manager, many have compared Sandberg to Chase Utley because of they both have a quiet, methodical approach to the game.
8/19/2013 | Rangers roll behind 11-run inning vs. Astros
Catcher A.J. Pierzynski enjoyed a four-hit night and helped fuel an 11-run third inning to back right-hander Matt Garza in a 16-5 win over the Astros on Monday night in the series opener at Rangers Ballpark.
8/19/2013 | Bid on memorabilia from Lincecum's no-hitter
Bidding is under way at the MLB.com Auction until 6 p.m. PT on Sunday for a variety of authenticated items used July 13 during Tim Lincecum's no-hitter in San Diego.
8/19/2013 | Padres designate O'Sullivan, recall Boxberger
The Padres designated right-hander Sean O'Sullivan for assignment on Monday afternoon, clearing space for fellow righty reliever Brad Boxberger to be recalled from Triple-A Tucson.
8/19/2013 | Mets' bats wake up in makeup to back Gee
The Mets capped off their 11-game road trip on a positive note Monday afternoon at Target Field, rolling past the Twins, 6-1, behind a strong start by Dillon Gee.
8/19/2013 | Blue Jays activate Kawasaki, option Weber
The Blue Jays on Monday reinstated shortstop Munenori Kawasaki from the paternity list and optioned right-hander Thad Weber to Triple-A Buffalo.
8/19/2013 | Beard is back: Wilson joins Dodgers' bullpen
The Dodgers activated veteran reliever Brian Wilson from the 15-day disabled list Monday and optioned outfielder Scott Van Slyke to Triple-A Albuquerque.
8/19/2013 | Despite recent rough patch, Royals optimistic
Despite going 3-5 in their past two series, the Royals are keeping an optimistic outlook and remain confident they can make a playoff push.
8/19/2013 | Ever evolving Heyward feels pull to be great
Blessed with the frame, speed and agility of an outside linebacker, Jason Heyward possesses the total physical package rarely seen in the baseball world.
8/19/2013 | Baltimore begins challenging slate of games
With Monday's series opener against Tampa Bay, the third-place Orioles -- who entered the day 3 1/2 games behind the Rays -- embarked on a challenging slate to conclude the regular season.
8/19/2013 | Rays belt two homers, stave off Orioles for win
Tampa Bay grabbed an early lead and held on for a 4-3 win over Baltimore on Monday night at Camden Yards. David Price allowed two runs on 10 hits while walking two and striking out six in five innings to earn his seventh win of the season.
8/19/2013 | Moore takes another positive step toward return
Matt Moore is getting close to returning from the soreness in his left elbow that has had him on the disabled list since July 31. Moore played catch on Monday and could throw a bullpen session on Wednesday, which likely could lead to a simulated game on Saturday.
8/19/2013 | Rejuvenated Jennings returns to Rays
Desmond Jennings was activated off the 15-day disabled list on Monday after playing five innings in a rehab game with Class A Charlotte on Sunday. In a corresponding move, the Rays optioned Brandon Gomes to Triple-A Durham.
8/19/2013 | O's recall infielder Valencia from Norfolk
The Orioles recalled infielder Danny Valencia from Triple-A Norfolk on Monday. Valencia, 28, has hit .216 with a .256 on-base percentage and a .500 slugging percentage in 25 games over three stints with the Orioles this season. He was optioned to Norfolk on Aug. 6, when Baltimore reinstated Brian Roberts from the paternity list.
8/19/2013 | Amid hit streak, Venable named NL Player of Week
Padres outfielder Will Venable picked up at least one hit in each of his seven games last week, extending his current hitting streak to a Major League-best 15 games and earning his first career National League Player of the Week Award in the process.
8/19/2013 | Cubs send respected DeJesus to Nationals
The Cubs on Monday traded away one of their most experienced outfielders but also a clubhouse leader that manager Dale Sveum called a "father figure." David DeJesus made the short trip from the home clubhouse at Wrigley Field to the visiting side, where the Nationals awaited him.
8/19/2013 | Nats acquire DeJesus from Cubs, place him on waivers
The Nationals acquired outfielder David DeJesus from the Cubs in a waiver trade Monday in exchange for a player to be named. DeJesus hit .250 (71-for-284) with 19 doubles, six home runs, and 27 RBIs for the Cubs in 84 games.
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