6/18/2014 | Flores' offensive struggles keep him on the bench
Since receiving an uninterrupted run of starts at shortstop in late May, Wilmer Flores has started just six times over a 19-game span.
6/18/2014 | Royals prospect Dozier advances to Double-A
Third baseman Hunter Dozier, the Royals' first-round selection in the 2013 First-Year Player Draft, has been promoted to Double-A Northwest Arkansas.
6/18/2014 | Tournament of Stars underway in North Carolina
The six-day event, held at the National Training complex in Cary, North Carolina, brings over 100 of the top high school players in the country together. The vast majority are those who will make up the top prep prospects for the 2015 Draft.
6/18/2014 | Gausman great as O's down Rays
Kevin Gausman turned in his third consecutive impressive outing Wednesday afternoon and received support from Steve Pearce and Nelson Cruz as the Orioles shut out the Rays, 2-0, to win the series.
6/18/2014 | Injured Fernandez still 'in good spirits'
Jose Fernandez may be out for the season, but he still shows up at Marlins Park from time to time. Sure, he comes in wearing a brace, but the 21-year-old has a positive attitude.
6/18/2014 | Cubs promote 'dominating' Bryant to Triple-A
Kris Bryant did everything the Cubs wanted him to do at Double-A Tennessee, and on Wednesday, the third baseman was promoted to Triple-A Iowa. The second overall pick in last June's First-Year Player Draft, Bryant was leading the Southern League in the Triple Crown categories.
6/18/2014 | Mariners prospect Peterson waits for shot at Majors
At some point this season, Class A High Desert's D.J. Peterson will probably be in line for a promotion. Less clear is whether he will project as a third baseman or a first baseman in the Major Leagues.
6/18/2014 | Gillette teams up with MLB for Home Run Derby
Gillette has been a Major League Baseball sponsor since 1939 -- the longest such relationship in North American pro sports -- and will this year serve as the title sponsor of the 2014 Gillette Home Run Derby.
6/18/2014 | Cubs stay hot on road behind Arrieta's 11 strikeouts
Nate Schierholtz hit a three-run homer, Starlin Castro smacked a pair of RBI doubles and Jake Arrieta struck out a career-high 11 batters to lead the Cubs to a 6-1 victory Wednesday afternoon over the Marlins and clinch the series.
6/18/2014 | MLB Notebook: Tanaka turns it up to 11
With his win Tuesday against the Blue Jays, Yankees right-hander Masahiro Tanaka became just the fifth rookie pitcher to post at least 11 wins before the All-Star break.
6/18/2014 | Pipeline Perspectives: Blue Jays made out best in Draft
The Blue Jays earned the No. 9 pick this June with their 2013 performance, and they added the No. 11 choice as compensation for not signing Phil Bickford at No. 10 last summer. With its pair of early selections, Toronto landed a pair of potential impact talents in Jeff Hoffman and Max Pentecost.
6/18/2014 | Pipeline Perspectives: Brewers had best Draft
For years, Milwaukee has always been a team that's taken the players it wants to take, when it wants to take them. Sometimes that's flown in the face of conventional wisdom. The Brewers were at it again when they took Kodi Medeiros with their first pick, making him the No. 12 selection of the Draft.
6/18/2014 | Trio of speedsters stealing show while swiping bags
There are reasons why the running game has become somewhat ignored since the mid-1980s. New smaller parks and more home runs made managers more willing to wait for the long ball. Sabermetricians argued that outs were too precious to fritter away by getting thrown out on the bases. With the mathematical midpoint of the season rapidly approaching, a group of brazen runners -- led by Dee Gordon, Billy Hamilton and Jose Altuve -- has started to change that calculus.
6/18/2014 | Pipeline preview: Crawford set for Clearwater debut
The All-Star break will end early for Phillies' No. 3 prospect J.P. Crawford. A day after playing in the South Atlantic League All-Star Game on Tuesday, he will be promoted to Class A Advanced Clearwater. Crawford, ranked No. 87 on MLBPipeline.com's Top 100 Prospects list, is expected to play shortstop Wednesday night when Clearwater concludes its three-game series at Lakeland at 6:30 p.m.
6/18/2014 | Today's MLB starting lineups: June 18
Every lineup, every day, as they are made public by the clubs.
6/18/2014 | History comes into play as Crew, D-backs swap HBPs
The D-backs may have extracted their measure of flesh from the Brewers on Tuesday night when they plunked outfielder Ryan Braun -- who helped defeat them in the 2011 NLDS at the same time he was testing positive for performance-enhancing substances -- but they certainly didn't get in the last word.
6/18/2014 | Greinke rides three homers to ninth victory
Inspired by a visit from the Kings and their Stanley Cup, the Dodgers dance party resumed Tuesday night after home runs by Hanley Ramirez, Matt Kemp and Carlos Triunfel led a 4-2 win over the Rockies that bolstered the All-Star credentials of Zack Greinke.
6/18/2014 | Beloved Dallas-area sportswriter Durrett dies
Richard Durrett, a multi-talented sports journalist who covered the World Series and broadcast Minor League baseball in the Class A Northwest League, passed away on Tuesday. He was 38.
6/18/2014 | Holt headlines class of '14 surprise breakouts
The improbable story of Brock Holt added another chapter on Tuesday when the utility man made an incredible catch to help preserve a 2-1 Red Sox victory. But Holt hasn't been the only player to come out of the blue and produce this season. Many other players around the league have made surprise surges in 2014.
6/18/2014 | Hanley day to day with injured right ring finger
Dodgers shortstop Hanley Ramirez exited Tuesday night's game against the Rockies in the seventh inning with a contusion on the ring finger of his right hand.
6/18/2014 | Dodgers sign first-round pick Holmes
The Dodgers have signed 18-year-old right-handed pitcher Grant Holmes, their first-round pick in this year's First-Year Player Draft, for a $2.5 million bonus.
6/18/2014 | Lucroy slams home Crew's message to D-backs
The D-backs sent a loud and clear message to Ryan Braun. Jonathan Lucroy handled the Brewers' response, delivering a go-ahead grand slam to cap the dramatic seventh-inning sequence that sent the Brewers to a 7-5 win at Chase Field on Tuesday.
6/18/2014 | Trout's two-HR effort backs strong Shoemaker
Mike Trout has been swinging a scorching-hot bat lately, and he took it to another level against the Indians on Tuesday night, hitting a couple of homers, driving in four runs and notching three hits while leading the Angels to a 9-3 win at Progressive Field.
6/18/2014 | For outdoorsy Dunn, Texas home a sanctuary
Yes, you can have some fun during a tour of Adam Dunn's mansion in Texas. And that's just we have in the latest video in the MLB.com series Home Field Advantage presented by Coldwell Banker.
6/17/2014 | A's pounce to continue hold over Darvish
Oakland, it seems, has cracked the code against Rangers ace Yu Darvish. By beating the Rangers, 10-6, to even a three-game series, the A's defeated Darvish for the eighth time in his career, five more than any other opponent.
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