6/25/2014 | Ramirez sent to Triple-A, opening door for Walker
Struggling starter Erasmo Ramirez was optioned to Triple-A Tacoma by the Mariners, with newly converted reliever Brandon Maurer recalled to take his roster spot in time to join Seattle's bullpen for Wednesday night's game against the Red Sox.
6/25/2014 | Giants needed no-no more than Lincecum did
Some sights and sounds that had recently gone missing returned to the Giants' clubhouse after Tim Lincecum's no-hitter on Wednesday.
6/25/2014 | Jackson sits against left-handed starter
Austin Jackson has hit left-handed pitchers much better this season than he has in years past, but he's just 1-for-7 with three strikeouts for his career off Rangers southpaw Joe Saunders. Thus, he ended up being the odd man out in the Tigers outfield Wednesday, the first night for manager Brad Ausmus to mix in four outfielders for three spots.
6/25/2014 | Selig commends efforts on possible Coliseum lease
As the A's near approval of a 10-year lease agreement with the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum Authority, the Commissioner's Office on Tuesday released a statement regarding efforts to keep the club in Oakland.
6/25/2014 | With five leadoff RBIs, Gennett in rare Brewers club
In Wednesday's 9-2 Brewers win over the Nationals, Scooter Gennett hit a second-inning grand slam and matched a Crew record for a leadoff hitter by delivering five RBIs. Eric Young, Rickie Weeks and Gomez have all provided power from that lineup spot during the Miller Park era, but no Brewers leadoff man had delivered five RBIs in a game since the County Stadium days.
6/25/2014 | Abreu believes Home Run Derby affects swing
White Sox rookie slugger Jose Abreu has been through the home run derby drill before, so he's not particularly keen about competing in this year's Gillette Home Run Derby if he scores an invite from American League captain Jose Bautista.
6/25/2014 | Mets make room for Lagares by optioning Flores
Center fielder Juan Lagares is returning to the Mets from the disabled list on Thursday, so the crowded New York outfield is about to be even more so. Manager Terry Collins doesn't yet know how he'll manage the club's latest balancing act: six outfielders for three spots.
6/25/2014 | ACES program tilts playing field toward inclusion
Major League Baseball has worked for decades to generate baseball interest and develop players through the RBI (Reviving Baseball in the Inner City) program and more recently the building of Urban Youth Academies. But needs are different in different communities, and White Sox scout Nathan Durst identified one that led to to the creation of ACES and, he hopes, will ultimately bring "generational change'' to families in areas of Chicago that battle problems with gangs and violence.
6/25/2014 | Reds playing it safe with Phillips' bruised heel
Brandon Phillips was penciled in to the Reds' starting lineup for Wednesday's series finale with the Cubs, only to be scratched more than two hours before the game.
6/25/2014 | Righty Beeler to be called up for first game of twin bill
Right-hander Dallas Beeler, who has been pitching this season at Triple-A Iowa, will be added to the Cubs' roster Saturday to start the first game of a doubleheader against the Nationals.
6/25/2014 | Giant feat repeat! Lincecum again no-hits Padres
Proving that he's a performer for the ages, Tim Lincecum reached across the centuries Wednesday to match a feat that only one other Giant accomplished. Lincecum became the second Giant to pitch two no-hitters, barely missing a perfect game while silencing the San Diego Padres in San Francisco's 4-0 triumph at AT&T Park.
6/25/2014 | Nats, Brewers keep cool after benches clear
Carlos Gomez's hard slide into second base led to a scolding from Nationals shortstop Ian Desmond, which led to the benches briefly clearing during the Brewers' 9-2 win at Miller Park on Wednesday.
6/25/2014 | A's offense pounds Wheeler to take finale
After being blown out in the first game of this quick two-game Interleague set at Citi Field, the A's rung up an eight-run lead over the Mets on Wednesday and ultimately came away with an 8-5 victory to split the series.
6/25/2014 | Lee will pitch live BP for the Phils on Friday
Cliff Lee is scheduled to pitch live batting practice before Friday's game against the Braves -- the next step for the Phillies' ace in his return from a strained left elbow.
6/25/2014 | Price in rarefied air with strikeout streak
David Price is on a roll that very few pitchers can even comprehend. Tampa Bay's southpaw ace struck out at least 10 batters for the fifth consecutive start on Wednesday, a run of dominance that has been equalled by just seven other pitchers over the past 100 years.
6/25/2014 | Gennett's slam off Stras keys Crew's rout
With one swing of the bat in the second inning on Wednesday, Scooter Gennett doubled the Brewers' run total from the past 26 innings with a grand slam that jump-started a slumbering offense. Milwaukee romped to a 9-2 win over Stephen Strasburg and the Nationals in the series finale at Miller Park.
6/25/2014 | Crosley memories worth searching for
Searching for the location of old Crosley Field wasn't as straightforward as one might expect, but there are signs that the former site of the ballpark will become much easier to find.
6/25/2014 | Several players record commendable seasons after 40
It would be an exaggeration to suggest that baseball life begins at 40, but it doesn't end there. History is rife with superb seasons by players in their 40s.
6/25/2014 | Cubs ink catcher Zagunis, their third-round pick
The Cubs signed third-round selection Mark Zagunis, a catcher out of Virginia Tech University, on Wednesday.
6/25/2014 | Rasmus appreciates convenient home location
As you can see in the latest video in the MLB.com series Home Field Advantage presented by Coldwell Banker, it is a study in modern convenience, as close as he could be to his job short of living in one of those hotel rooms above and behind him atop center field.
6/25/2014 | Pagan placed on disabled list; Duvall recalled
Hoping they can avoid the fate they endured last season when Angel Pagan was sidelined, the Giants placed their center fielder and leadoff hitter on the 15-day disabled list Wednesday with a lower back strain. Infielder Adam Duvall, the Pacific Coast League's home run leader, was recalled from Triple-A Fresno to replace Pagan on the active Major League roster.
6/25/2014 | For now, Padres to 'divide and conquer' to fill GM role
There are now defined roles and responsibilities for the three men who will split the Padres' general manager duties -- A.J. Hinch, Omar Minaya and Fred Uhlman Jr.
6/25/2014 | Manny to join Triple-A Iowa on Thursday
Manny Ramirez will join Triple-A Iowa on Thursday when the team opens a doubleheader against the Colorado Springs Sky Sox.
6/25/2014 | Brewers add Figaro, option Fiers for 'pen depth
On Wednesday, the morning after pitching four innings to help keep the Brewers tied until the 16th inning of a 4-2 loss to the Nationals, right-hander Mike Fiers was on his way back to Triple-A Nashville, optioned in favor of right-hander Alfredo Figaro.
6/25/2014 | Quick turnaround lets Crew rest banged-up stars
Though it's not unusual for starters to get a break when a day game comes on the heels of a night game, Brewers manager Ron Roenicke said that resting on Wednesday was particularly necessary for third baseman Aramis Ramirez and right fielder Ryan Braun.
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