6/19/2014 | Mets agree to terms with top pick Conforto
The Mets have reached an agreement with first-round Draft pick Michael Conforto on a contract with a signing bonus of $2,970,800, MLB.com's Jim Callis reported on Thursday.
6/19/2014 | Rangers release righty reliever Bard from Class A
The Daniel Bard experiment has ended for the Rangers. The right-hander has been released from Class A Hickory.
6/19/2014 | Kershaw latest proof of value found in Draft
There are two kinds of people in the American sports world. There are us smart guys and then there are the others, the ones who still refuse to grasp how baseball's First-Year Player Draft is one of the most important events on the calendar.
6/19/2014 | No-hitters are as good as it gets in sports
The no-hitter is one of the most exciting things in professional sports. Certainly, there's almost nothing better during the regular season, with the tension and expectation that creeps into hearts and minds as the game unfolds.
6/19/2014 | Back tightness keeps Ludwick out of lineup
Ryan Ludwick was a late scratch from the Reds' lineup in Thursday's series finale vs. the Pirates due to tightness in his back.
6/19/2014 | Stream of righties keeping Cron on the pine
The National League rules in Atlanta kept C.J. Cron out of the lineup this past weekend, and a stream of Indians right-handed starters prompted Angels manager Mike Scioscia to go with the left-handed-hitting Raul Ibanez on a daily basis. Suddenly, the still-developing Cron is adjusting to life as a part-time player.
6/19/2014 | Sizzling month puts Trout in familiar territory
There were questions about all the strikeouts, and also about the mini-slump he carried through the season's first month or so. And now, once again, Mike Trout is the game's best all-around player by fWar.
6/19/2014 | Torii targeting weekend for full-time return
Torii Hunter took batting practice on the field Thursday morning, and manager Brad Ausmus wasn't ruling out the possibility of having him available to pinch-hit. His return to full action, however, will wait. "Hopefully sometime during the weekend," said Hunter, who indicated he was aiming for Saturday or Sunday in Cleveland.
6/19/2014 | Rollins close to Hall of Fame status
It's time to start thinking of "Rollins" and "Cooperstown" in the same paragraph -- if not the same sentence -- for Jimmy Rollins' glowing Major League resume that spans 15 years and counting.
6/19/2014 | Host of legends to grace All-Star FanFest
It is a rite of every summer: long lines of fans packing the T-Mobile All-Star FanFest to gather free autographs from some of the greatest players in Major League Baseball history. On Thursday, MLB announced the list of Hall of Famers, Twins legends and past stars who are scheduled to make appearances from July 11-15 at the Minneapolis Convention Center, signing for fans and participating in question-and-answer sessions and player-led kids clinics.
6/19/2014 | Upon reflection, Ausmus issues another apology
Tigers manager Brad Ausmus apologized immediately for his comments Wednesday, but he also knew that wouldn't put the matter to rest. He apologized more in-depth Thursday morning after spending Wednesday evening talking with his family, including his two teenage daughters and his wife of nearly 20 years, about what he had said.
6/19/2014 | Snider strikes out former MVP in unique experience
Outfielder Travis Snider provided a bright spot in Pirates' 11-4 loss on Wednesday, as he came on to pitch in the ninth inning and struck out the Reds' Joey Votto.
6/19/2014 | With Nieves ailing, Phils recall catcher Rupp
The Phillies recalled catcher Cameron Rupp from Triple-A Lehigh Valley on Thursday, with backup catcher Wil Nieves having suffered a leg injury Wednesday in Atlanta.
6/19/2014 | Dodgers just might own season's only no-nos
The Dodgers have a chance for an interesting slice of no-hitter history. Los Angeles has thrown the first two no-hitters of the season, with both Josh Beckett and Clayton Kershaw completing their bids for history. And if there are no more no-hitters thrown this season, the Dodgers would join the 1904 Boston Americans as the only teams in an exclusive club.
6/19/2014 | List of clubs to be no-hit most frequently
The following is a list in descending order of franchises that have been no-hit most often.
6/19/2014 | LA in elite company with two no-no's in 2014
With Clayton Kershaw joining his Dodgers teammate Josh Beckett in the no-hit club on Wednesday night, the Dodgers became the 17th club to toss a pair of no-hitters in a season.
6/19/2014 | Martin's walk-off walk caps extra-inning battle
Three innings after Jason Grilli surrendered a game-tying ninth-inning homer, Russell Martin walked with two outs and the bases loaded to give the Bucs a 4-3 win over the Reds on Thursday afternoon at PNC Park.
6/19/2014 | MLB, clubs to pay tribute to Gehrig
This Fourth of July will mark the 75th anniversary of Lou Gehrig's iconic "Luckiest Man" speech, and MLB and the 30 clubs will pay special tribute by joining forces with ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis) organizations to raise awareness for the disease, otherwise known as Lou Gehrig's Disease.
6/19/2014 | Pipeline preview: Appalachian League set to start
Shortstop Nick Gordon and left-hander Foster Griffin were among the 34 players selected June 5 in the first round of the 2014 First-Year Player Draft. Now, two weeks later, they are set to make their professional debuts. Gordon and Griffin -- as well as many other young prospects -- begin the season Thursday as the Appalachian League celebrates its Opening Day. All 10 teams will be in action, beginning with Burlington visiting Pulaski, the defending champions, at 7 p.m. ET.
6/19/2014 | Pipeline Inbox: Draftees as clubs' No. 1 prospects?
Which players drafted this year automatically become their parent team's No. 1 overall prospect once they sign? MLB.com's Jim Callis responds to fans' questions about baseball's top prospects in the Pipeline Inbox.
6/19/2014 | Today's MLB starting lineups: June 19
Every lineup, every day, as they are made public by the clubs.
6/19/2014 | Did you know? Kershaw's no-hitter
Facts and figures in the wake of left-hander Clayton Kershaw's no-hitter in Wednesday night's 8-0 Dodgers win against the Rockies at Dodger Stadium.
6/19/2014 | Rockies respect first-class Kershaw's feat
Troy Tulowitzki was one of the last to leave the dugout, but nearly the entire Rockies team watched the celebration after Dodgers lefty Clayton Kershaw finished his no-hitter on Wednesday night at Dodger Stadium.
6/19/2014 | Ellis shares historic moment with best pal Kershaw
With tears in his eyes, A.J. Ellis watched his best friend in the game, his batterymate for the last seven years and, in his mind, the best pitcher in the Majors throw the Dodgers' 22nd no-hitter.
6/19/2014 | Kershaw's gem among game's best no-hitters
That, in case you were wondering, is why Clayton Kershaw makes the big, big bucks. Baseball's close-to-perfect pitcher was as close to perfect as you can get on Wednesday night at Dodger Stadium.
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