6/19/2014 | Beltran maintaining light throwing schedule
Yankees designated hitter Carlos Beltran likened his rehab schedule to Spring Training. He is playing catch for two days and then taking a day off. The club still has no timetable for when he will return to the outfield.
6/19/2014 | Johnson sustains bruised fingers on left hand
Yankees third baseman Kelly Johnson left with one out in the sixth inning of Thursday's 6-4 win over the Blue Jays after bruising some fingers on his left hand on a bunt attempt.
6/19/2014 | D-backs escape eighth on Gibson's challenge win
D-backs skipper Kirk Gibson won his manager's challenge in the eighth inning of Thursday's 4-1 loss to the Brewers.
6/19/2014 | Anibal stifles hottest team with no strikeouts
The hottest team in baseball ran into the stingiest pitcher on the Tigers on Thursday. While Justin Verlander and Max Scherzer were watching from the dugout, Anibal Sanchez all but silenced the Royals without even getting a strikeout.
6/19/2014 | Jones remains in lineup after hit to head
Mariners center fielder James Jones said his head was fine on Thursday after taking a hard throw off the back of his batting helmet as he sprinted to first base on a close play in Wednesday's 2-1 loss to the Padres.
6/19/2014 | Jones making progress to '14 return
Nate Jones will pitch again during the 2014 season. He just isn't sure when that return is going to take place.
6/19/2014 | Gyorko back in boot as plantar fasciitis lingers
Jedd Gyorko was pretty excited on Wednesday when he was finally able to pull off the cast and protective boot on his right foot. That enthusiasm didn't last long, though.
6/19/2014 | Padres rally to give Hahn second career win
The Padres took advantage of the Mariners' shaky bullpen for the second straight game, coming back to win, 4-1, at Petco Park on Thursday to take both games of the two-game home segment of their four-game set against Seattle.
6/19/2014 | Nunez goes on DL to make room for Pino
In somewhat of a surprise, the Twins placed infielder Eduardo Nunez on the 15-day disabled list with a right hamstring strain, retroactive to Sunday, to make room for right-hander Yohan Pino on the roster. Right-hander Mike Pelfrey was also transferred to the 60-day disabled list to open a 40-man spot for Pino.
6/19/2014 | DeJesus on DL with broken hand; Guyer activated
The Rays placed left fielder David DeJesus on the 15-day disabled list Thursday with a left-hand fracture sustained on a check swing Wednesday against the Orioles.
6/19/2014 | As feats pile up, Kershaw-Koufax link clearer
The only obvious comparison for Clayton Kershaw is the greatest Dodgers pitcher of all time, and possibly the greatest lefty of all time, Sandy Koufax, who had this to say Thursday. "I'm thrilled for him and [a no-hitter was] not unexpected," Koufax said.
6/19/2014 | Yanks stay hot with sweep of first-place Jays
David Phelps fired seven strong innings and Carlos Beltran plated a pair of runs in leading the Yankees to a 6-4 win and a series sweep of the Blue Jays on Thursday night.
6/19/2014 | Campana optioned to Reno day after walk-off hit
Game-winning hit one day, headed to Triple-A the next. Baseball can be a cruel game. D-backs outfielder Tony Campana was optioned to Reno on Thursday less than 12 hours after his single up the middle allowed Arizona to walk off the Brewers.
6/19/2014 | Nathan closes Tigers' much-needed win with flourish
Coming off what he called the hardest day of his short managerial career, Brad Ausmus was in desperate need of a lift Thursday. Nothing rejuvenated him quite like Joe Nathan, who struck out the side in the ninth inning for his first save since May 29. The Tigers avoided a four-game sweep and snapped the Royals' 10-game winning streak, 2-1, at Comerica Park.
6/19/2014 | MLB unveils Puerto Rico Summer League
Now there's yet another way to find baseball talent in the Caribbean. Major League Baseball and the Major League Baseball Players Association announced the creation of a brand new Puerto Rico Summer League, which began its inaugural season June 3.
6/19/2014 | Reds sign first-round pick Blandino
The Reds have reached agreement with Alex Blandino, their second selection in the first round of the 2014 First-Year Player Draft, according to MLB.com's Jim Callis.
6/19/2014 | Braun on cusp of 1,000th game for Brewers
When Ryan Braun next steps on the field, he will reach a statistical milestone. It will be his 1,000th game for the Brewers, making Braun the 12th player in franchise history to reach that milestone and the 18th active Major Leaguer with that many games with his current club. Teammate Rickie Weeks is on both lists.
6/19/2014 | Prospect Burgos undergoes shoulder surgery
Right-hander Hiram Burgos, part of the Brewers' Minor League pitching depth, underwent right shoulder surgery on Thursday that could sideline him the rest of the season. Brewers manager Ron Roenicke said the club's athletic training staff characterized the procedure as a "clean-up."
6/19/2014 | A View From Studio 3: First-timers worthy All-Stars
Here's to casting your vote for some of the most deserving players who have never had the chance to play or appear in an All-Star Game. This is your chance to rock the vote and send these guys to Minnesota.
6/19/2014 | Royals win challenge on Miggy's miscue
One of the bright spots for the Royals in their 2-1 streak-busting loss to the Tigers on Thursday afternoon at Comerica Park came on a challenge in the decisive fourth inning.
6/19/2014 | Kershaw no longer among best without a no-no
On just the right day against just the right team, it can happen to anybody. Pitching a no-hitter is not necessarily a confirmation of greatness. Not pitching one is not necessarily a negative mark on an otherwise splendid career. Because there are some darned good pitchers, past and present, who never did what Clayton Kershaw did on Wednesday night.
6/19/2014 | Crew keeps pedal to floor, wins series behind Gallardo
Yovani Gallardo kept rolling and so did the Brewers, who rode the right-hander's third straight seven-inning start to a 4-1 win over the D-backs on Thursday. Milwaukee took the series, three games to one, before moving on to Colorado with a 44-30 record.
6/19/2014 | Glass proud, thrilled during Royals' first-place run
Royals owner David Glass was an eyewitness as the Royals' winning streak got into double figures at Comerica Park, and no one could be happier. "They have really been fun to watch, and they're playing their best ball of the year. They're playing with confidence, and it's just very exciting," Glass said.
6/19/2014 | Nick of time: Clutch slam powers Indians
Nick Swisher received his shot at redemption and took full advantage. In the bottom of the 10th inning on Thursday, Swisher launched a walk-off grand slam against Angels closer Ernesto Frieri, sending the Indians to a 5-3 victory at Progressive Field.
6/19/2014 | Flu-like symptoms keep Gordon out of lineup
Left fielder Alex Gordon dressed slowly and deliberately as if every move was an effort after the Royals' 2-1 loss on Thursday. He was a late scratch from Kansas City's lineup because of a bout with the flu.
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