8/11/2013 | Ross on track to return as soon as Aug. 19
Red Sox catcher David Ross continues to make progress while working his way back from a concussion.
8/11/2013 | Strop could be in closing mix for 2014
Could Pedro Strop be the Cubs' closer in 2014? The right-hander appears to be one of the options, although manager Dale Sveum said it's a little early to commit.
8/11/2013 | Latos takes on Cubs as Ludwick returns to Reds
Mat Latos, who has been the Reds' most reliable starter this season, will take the hill on Monday against Travis Wood and the Cubs. In addition, Cincinnati will welcome back outfielder Ryan Ludwick, who has not played since Opening Day.
8/11/2013 | Walden nursing hand injured in Saturday's loss
Braves reliever Jordan Walden was still unsure of how much time he would need to return to 100 percent, after taking a line drive off his right hand in Saturday night's 1-0 loss to the Marlins. X-rays were negative on the hand, but Walden had wrapped it in a bandage as he prepared to meet with team doctors on Sunday.
8/11/2013 | Rangers get good report on Berkman after rehab game
So far, so good with Rangers designated hitter Lance Berkman, according to the report manager Ron Washington received on Sunday morning. Berkman went 2-for-3 with a strikeout, home run and single in a rehab game for Triple-A Round Rock on Saturday night.
8/11/2013 | Rangers going for sweep of Astros behind Darvish
Yu Darvish heads to the mound as the Rangers go for the four-game sweep against Brett Oberholtzer and the Astros on Monday at Minute Maid Park.
8/11/2013 | Pierre close to passing DiMaggio on all-time hits list
When Juan Pierre first stepped onto a big league field, never did he imagine he would be in position to eventually surpass the great Joe DiMaggio in a key statistical category.
8/11/2013 | Kershaw's gem carries Dodgers to sweep of Rays
Clayton Kershaw pitched a three-hitter over eight innings and drove in two runs in an 8-2 victory on Sunday that gave the Dodgers a sweep of the Rays and continued the most successful run for the franchise in 60 years.
8/11/2013 | Kemp's latest test of healing ankle goes well
Matt Kemp tested his sprained left ankle on Sunday, moving well as he tracked fly balls and fielded grounders for the first time since injuring his ankle on June 21.
8/11/2013 | Hanley prepared to play through discomfort
On Sunday, one week after being sidelined with a jammed right shoulder, Hanley Ramirez was able to throw from shortstop to first base and slug bombs during batting practice, and he hasn't ruled out a return to the lineup sooner rather than later.
8/11/2013 | Wallach looks back on hidden-ball trick
What was third-base coach Tim Wallach doing while the Rays were maneuvering to erase Juan Uribe at third base with the hidden-ball trick on Saturday? He was telling Uribe to stay on the bag, having seen Rays shortstop Yunel Escobar flip the ball to Evan Longoria at third base.
8/11/2013 | Schumaker credits wife's advice for turnaround
Five weeks into Skip Schumaker's first season as a member of the Dodgers, and with him holding a batting average of .119, someone helped him get back to the player the club thought it had acquired. "I talked to my wife, [Lindsey]," Schumaker said after going 4-for-4 on Saturday. "She told me to settle down and believe in myself and stop pressing."
8/11/2013 | Moore throws off mound with encouraging results
Matt Moore threw off a mound on Sunday for the first time since going on the disabled list on July 31 with soreness in his left elbow. Pitching coach Jim Hickey noted that Moore's velocity was almost at game speed and that he showed a "great curve."
8/11/2013 | Maddon bats Hellickson eighth vs. Dodgers
Once Sunday's batting order had been posted in the clubhouse, the word spread quickly that starter Jeremy Hellickson was batting eighth, rather than ninth, where the pitcher is normally relegated.
8/11/2013 | Foley tossed for first time since 2003
Third-base coach Tom Foley was ejected in the sixth inning of Saturday's loss to the Dodgers after arguing with home-plate umpire Paul Nauert. It was his first ejection since June 10, 2003.
8/11/2013 | Veteran Farnsworth released by Rays
Tampa Bay released veteran reliever Kyle Farnsworth on Sunday. On Friday the Rays announced that Farnsworth had been designated for assignment, which meant they had 10 days to trade or release him. He is now free to sign with any interested team.
8/11/2013 | Renaissance for Bonderman occurring in 'pen
If Jeremy Bonderman can make the transition into a valuable reliever, there might be a lot more pitches left in him.
8/11/2013 | Doumit expected to come off concussion DL on time
The Twins still expect catcher Ryan Doumit to be able to come off the seven-day disabled list from his concussion when he's eligible to do so next week, consistent with what they said when he was placed on the DL.
8/11/2013 | Anderson progressing, but still no return timetable
A's lefty Brett Anderson continues to progress without any issues, though the A's still aren't putting a timetable on his return. Or even on a rehab assignment.
8/11/2013 | Cincinnati needs Phillips' hot bat down stretch
Reds second baseman Brandon Phillips has been on a hitting tear of late, which could be critical for his team as it tries to stay in the National League Central race.
8/11/2013 | Ross adds changeup to complement go-to pitches
Padres right-hander Tyson Ross, who earned the win on Saturday against the Reds, has been working on a project throughout the season. Looking to expand his arsenal, Ross has added a changeup to go with his fastball and slider.
8/11/2013 | Votto's walk-off sacrifice fly caps Reds' comeback
A sac fly by Joey Votto in the bottom of the 13th inning gave the Reds a 3-2 victory over the Padres on Sunday and two of three games in the series.
8/11/2013 | Impressive rookies set to face off in Minnesota opener
Monday's series opener between the Indians and Twins will pit two starters against each other who have totaled three career big league outings, but have dazzled during their brief cameos: Cleveland's Danny Salazar against Minnesota's Andrew Albers.
8/11/2013 | Needing fresh arm, Yanks promote Betances
The Yankees on Sunday recalled righty Dellin Betances from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre and optioned infielder David Adams to Triple-A.
8/11/2013 | Dozier, Mauer continue Twins' slugging ways
Brian Dozier hit a three-run homer and Joe Mauer rocketed a two-run shot as the Twins erupted for a five-run fifth inning en route to a 5-2 victory over the White Sox on Sunday at U.S. Cellular Field. Kevin Correia picked up the win with seven shutout innings.
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