6/23/2014 | Pagan works out but misses seventh straight game
Given their struggles in his absence last season, the Giants are all too familiar with the pitfalls of life minus Angel Pagan. They remain hopeful the lower back stiffness that caused him to miss a seventh consecutive game Monday won't have them tempting their fate without him for much longer.
6/23/2014 | Hamstring injury puts Adrianza on disabled list
The Giants placed infielder Ehire Adrianza on the 15-day disabled list with a strained right hamstring Monday evening. The move was retroactive to Sunday.
6/23/2014 | Giants pay tribute to Padres legend Gwynn
Giants broadcaster Mike Krukow spoke fondly about Tony Gwynn on Monday, shortly before the Giants held a pregame ceremony to honor Gwynn, the Hall of Fame right fielder who died last Monday.
6/23/2014 | Greinke can't dodge boos or bats in return to KC
Zack Greinke's third return trip to Kauffman Stadium since being traded by the Royals after the 2010 season -- this time wearing Dodger Blue -- was not a happy occasion. He was banged around for 11 hits and all five runs in a 5-3 loss to his old team in his old ballpark on Monday.
6/23/2014 | Williams ejected for first time as manager
Nationals skipper Matt Williams was ejected from Monday's game against the Brewers in the second inning. Bench coach Randy Knorr managed the rest of the game.
6/23/2014 | As Workman's suspension ends, rotation in flux
Brandon Workman's six-game suspension ends on Tuesday, when he will be back in the dugout for the Red Sox-Mariners game. What is less clear is when the right-hander will make his next start.
6/23/2014 | Harper singles, plays three innings in rehab appearance
For the first time since tearing a ligament in his left thumb nearly two months ago, Bryce Harper stepped to the plate Monday night batting second in a rehab start for Class A Advanced Potomac.
6/23/2014 | Sharp Volquez, slugging Alvarez help Bucs to .500
Pedro Alvarez blasted a two-out, three-run homer to dead-center field in the third inning and Edinson Volquez was fantastic as the Pirates rolled to an 8-1 win over the Rays in Monday's series opener at Tropicana Field.
6/23/2014 | Victorino resumes Minor League rehab assignment
Red Sox right fielder Shane Victorino, who had been slowed for a few days by soreness in his right hamstring, resumed his Minor League rehab assignment on Monday by going 0-for-3 for Class A Lowell.
6/23/2014 | The Week Ahead: Brewers aim to keep surging in NL
The Brewers held on for a 6-5 victory over the Rockies on Sunday, and they've won four in a row, they've got the best record in the NL (47-30). They're 5 1/2 games ahead of second-place St. Louis in the division, and they're getting an MVP-caliber season out of their catcher, Jonathan Lucroy.
6/23/2014 | Ortiz gets his hit, apologizes to MLB, Torre, scorer
David Ortiz gained four points in his batting average before stepping to the plate on Monday night against the Mariners.
6/23/2014 | Davis belts pinch-hit walk-off homer to top White Sox
Chris Davis slugged a pinch-hit, walk-off three-run homer to give the Orioles a stirring 6-4 win over the White Sox on Monday at Oriole Park at Camden Yards.
6/23/2014 | Kozma, Fornataro called up as Wacha, Garcia hit DL
The Cardinals called up shortstop Pete Kozma and right-hander Eric Fornataro from Triple-A Memphis in the wake of injuries to Jaime Garcia (left shoulder discomfort) and Michael Wacha (right shoulder stress-reaction).
6/23/2014 | Ball caught in Wrigley Field ivy costs Cubs a run
The ground rules at Wrigley Field are different than at any other ballpark, because of the ivy on the outfield walls, and on Monday, the greenery came into play.
6/23/2014 | Aramis rises on list of HRs by third basemen
The Brewers' Aramis Ramirez did not have to look far Monday to find the man he passed the day before on baseball's all-time list of home runs by a third baseman.
6/23/2014 | Roenicke plans to realign bullpen, bench
The Brewers' days of an eight-man bullpen and four-man bench are numbered. Manager Ron Roenicke has been working with that unconventional alignment since June 14, but prefers to carry seven relievers and five bench bats. He suggested a change could be coming this week.
6/23/2014 | 'D' is for Dyson: Leaping grab at wall robs Puig
Royals starter Jeremy Guthrie benefited from a fantastic play by center fielder Jarrod Dyson in the fourth inning against the Dodgers on Monday.
6/23/2014 | Utley planning on staying in Phillies uniform
Chase Utley's name is popping up as the non-waiver Trade Deadline approaches with the Phillies sitting below the .500 mark and in last place in the National League East. The Phils have played better recently, but they still have plenty of work to do.
6/23/2014 | After working four straight days, Rodney gets night off
After pitching four straight games and recording saves in each of the Mariners' three wins over the Royals in a weekend sweep in Kansas City, closer Fernando Rodney was given Monday off by skipper Lloyd McClendon.
6/23/2014 | Zimmerman enjoying outfield, works out at 3B
Before Monday's game against the Brewers, Nationals outfielder Ryan Zimmerman was working out at third base. Zimmerman didn't have any problems throwing the baseball to first base, according to manager Matt Williams.
6/23/2014 | Paxton slated to throw bullpen session Friday
Injured left-hander James Paxton played catch at Safeco Field on Monday and will do so again Wednesday before a scheduled bullpen session Friday as he works his way back from a shoulder issue that has sidelined him since early April.
6/23/2014 | Strasburg plans to quit chewing tobacco
Nationals pitcher Stephen Strasburg was disappointed that he wasn't able to attend Tony Gwynn's funeral on Saturday, and the right-hander said he plans to quit chewing tobacco -- which the late Hall of Famer believed was the reason he developed salivary gland cancer.
6/23/2014 | Rojas starts at third as LA awaits Uribe's return
With Juan Uribe scheduled for at least two more Minor League rehab games, the Dodgers needed to give backup Justin Turner a break at third base and started Miguel Rojas Monday night against the Royals.
6/23/2014 | Gonzales' debut doubles as homecoming
Manager Mike Matheny announced Monday that Double-A Springfield left-hander Marco Gonzales, the club's No. 4 prospect, will be called upon to start Wednesday in place of Jaime Garcia, who was placed on the disabled list with left shoulder discomfort.
6/23/2014 | Mattingly: Dee at 'different level' on basepaths
Watching Padres reliever Alex Torres so preoccupied with Dee Gordon that he gave away a run Saturday night, Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said Dee Gordon has become the kind of disrupter he hasn't seen since the days of Rickey Henderson and Vince Coleman.
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