8/19/2013 | Innings in mind, Tribe shifts back Salazar
On Monday afternoon, the Indians announced that Danny Salazar had been scratched from that night's game against the Angels, and he will instead start on Tuesday. The young righty will be replaced by starter Zach McAllister, who was initially scheduled to start on Tuesday in Anaheim. Sinkerballer Justin Masterson will start against the Halos on Wednesday, as planned.
8/19/2013 | Mets keeping d'Arnaud; Recker optioned
Terry Collins has seen promise from young catcher Travis d'Arnaud, who will split time behind the plate with John Buck going forward this season, as Anthony Recker was optioned to Triple-A Las Vegas on Monday.
8/19/2013 | Mets mapping out rotation with Harvey in mind
After losing starting pitcher Jenrry Mejia to a right elbow injury Saturday, the Mets are still looking for his replacement so they can keep an extra day between Matt Harvey's starts.
8/19/2013 | Deduno has shoulder examined, may miss start
After Samuel Deduno struggled for a third straight start on Sunday, he had his right shoulder examined by team doctors, according to Twins assistant general manager Rob Antony.
8/19/2013 | Mauer back on point against swipe attempts
After throwing out a career-worst 14 percent of attempted basestealers last season, Joe Mauer has bounced back this year to throw out 43 percent entering Monday.
8/19/2013 | Dodgers' rise finds top of Power Rankings
The Dodgers don't have the best record in baseball. That distinction belongs to the Braves, who are running away with the National League East as the calendar creeps toward October. But how could any team other than the Dodgers, winners of 42 of their past 51 games, find itself atop MLB.com's latest Power Rankings?
8/19/2013 | Three up, three down: Greinke key to Dodgers' run
When Zack Greinke took the mound for the Dodgers on June 22, Los Angeles was at the bottom of the National League West with a 30-42 record and Greinke was 3-2 with a 4.22 ERA in nine starts. That night, however, a transformation began for Greinke and the Dodgers.
8/19/2013 | Like White Sox, prospect Hawkins a work in progress
Courtney Hawkins stands as somewhat of a symbol for the White Sox organization in its current incarnation.
8/19/2013 | Nats GM Rizzo: 'We still have a run left in us'
With the waiver acquisition of outfielder David DeJesus from the Cubs on Monday, Nationals general manager Mike Rizzo signaled that he is still hoping his club can make a late playoff push despite being 9 1/2 games behind the Reds for the second and final Wild Card spot entering the series opener at Wrigley Field.
8/19/2013 | Rizzo misses series opener due to illness
Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo was held out of the lineup on Monday because of illness, but manager Dale Sveum said he's hopeful the day and a half off will be enough time for the slugger to recuperate.
8/19/2013 | Hoyer: Castro among most talented 'when he's right'
Though shortstop Starlin Castro has often received the brunt of the negative attention when it comes to the Cubs' miscues, his manager and general manager both cautioned Tuesday against placing too much emphasis on one single player for the team's struggles.
8/19/2013 | Schierholtz, Samardzija team up to top Nats
The Cubs erupted for three homers and eight runs off Nationals All-Star Jordan Zimmermann and cruised to an 11-1 win in the series opener Monday night at Wrigley Field. Nate Schierholtz drove in six runs and Jeff Samardzija tossed his third career complete game.
8/19/2013 | A-Rod camp rejects offer MLB made in letter
Alex Rodriguez's pending appeal of his 211-game suspension had a new twist Monday, when one of his lawyers was presented with a letter from Major League Baseball offering to waive a confidentiality clause, an offer that he later rejected.
8/19/2013 | Slugging Soriano snags AL Player of Week
Yankees left fielder Alfonso Soriano was named the American League Player of the Week on Monday after a historic hot streak that saw him drive in 18 runs over a four-game stretch.
8/19/2013 | Just win, baby: Yanks left with little leeway
The clock's hands had already moved past midnight at Fenway , and yet many of the Yanks halted their usual getaway-day rush of dress slacks, sport coats and luggage bags to cluster around a high-definition TV in the ancient visitors' clubhouse, absorbing a surreal scene.
8/19/2013 | Roundtable keys Civil Rights Game weekend
Major League Baseball will kick off its Civil Rights Game weekend in Chicago this week with a Baseball & Civil Rights Movement Roundtable Discussion, featuring White Sox executive vice president Ken Williams and a number of other notable figures.
8/19/2013 | Madden Brothers bring bicoastal flair to booth
The Madden Brothers have been a part of the music industry for nearly 20 years and largely identify themselves these days as Californians, but on the latest "Express Written Consent," they make sure everyone knows their baseball loyalties remain in Baltimore.
8/19/2013 | Owner Moreno discusses Angels' season, future
Angels owner Arte Moreno told MLB.com last week that he's in the thick of determining how to improve the on-field performance of his club.
8/19/2013 | The Week Ahead: Dodgers, Tigers look to stay hot
They're hot, but are they too hot to handle? In the National League, lately it's been all about the Dodgers, who seem to be winning in more incredible fashion every time they step on a baseball field. In the American League, it's been all about Miguel Cabrera, who has a legitimate shot at an unprecedented second consecutive Triple Crown while his Detroit Tigers try to run away with the AL Central, and his teammate, starter Max Scherzer, who is 18-1.
8/19/2013 | Chicago's music scene an early crucible for civil rights
Carlos Johnson has been playing the blues in Chicago for more than 40 years, and he says the secret to the popularity of the genre -- which originated in the South -- is the expression of deep suffering that permeates its roots.
8/19/2013 | MLB Notebook: Miggy rewriting record book
In 2013, Miguel Cabrera is turning baseball history around, making a very real run at leading the league in batting, homers and RBIs a year after establishing himself as a Triple Crown winner.
8/19/2013 | Today's MLB starting lineups: August 19
Every lineup, every day, as they are made public by the clubs.
8/19/2013 | Top billing: Bogaerts called up to big leagues
After several weeks of anticipation, top prospect Xander Bogaerts arrived in the Major Leagues on Monday, joining the Red Sox for the start of a six-game West Coast road trip.
8/19/2013 | Nunez's hamstring tight, to be checked out in NY
Yankees shortstop Eduardo Nunez was forced to leave Sunday's 9-6 victory over the Red Sox with a tight right hamstring and is expected to be re-evaluated in New York on Monday.
8/19/2013 | Stretch drive will put young studs to the test
With more natural aging curves for veterans and the picked-up pace of prospect promotion, a new generation of young stars has emerged. But when it comes to the pennant chase, youth can have both advantages and disadvantages. The truth is that it's hard to know how well a young stud in his first full big league season will hold up in September. And for several contenders, this is a brewing development worth watching in the coming weeks.
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