6/17/2014 | Pomeranz lands on DL after punching chair
One day after Drew Pomeranz allowed eight runs in the worst start of his career, the A's placed the left-hander on the 15-day disabled list with a fractured right hand on Tuesday.
6/17/2014 | Veteran righty Morrow set to begin throwing Friday
Right-hander Brandon Morrow is scheduled to throw on Friday for the first time since suffering a right index finger injury in early May.
6/17/2014 | Anthopoulos confident in signing top Draft picks
The Blue Jays appear to be closing in on agreements with their top picks from the 2014 First-Year Player Draft. Right-hander Jeff Hoffman (No. 9) and catcher Max Pentecost (No. 11) remain unsigned, but general manager Alex Anthopoulos appears confident that will change in the near future.
6/17/2014 | Tanaka tops Jays to earn Majors-best 11th victory
After allowing a leadoff homer Tuesday night, Masahiro Tanaka settled in to throw six innings and earn his MLB-leading 11th win as the Yankees topped the Blue Jays, 3-1, at Yankee Stadium.
6/17/2014 | Rays sign 72nd overall Draft pick Honeywell
The Rays signed right-handed pitcher Brent Honeywell, their third selection from the 2014 First-Year Player Draft, on Tuesday.
6/17/2014 | Maddon wants Rays to put stop on Trop chops
The "Baltimore chop" came into play in Monday night's 5-4 victory over the Orioles, when Nelson Cruz drove home the tying run in the eighth inning with a bases-loaded chop. Rays manager Joe Maddon hopes to eliminate said hops at the Trop.
6/17/2014 | Bolsinger pressed into immediate service upon callup
With Bronson Arroyo on the disabled list, the D-backs on Tuesday called up right-hander Mike Bolsinger and put him right to work, starting against the Brewers.
6/17/2014 | Montero working to neutralize shifts
Miguel Montero, who is primarily a pull hitter, has been trying to hit the ball the opposite way against teams that move to the right side of the field for him -- even if that means dropping down the occasional bunt.
6/17/2014 | Goldy taking All-Star vote in stride
Paul Goldschmidt is the leading All-Star vote-getter among National League first basemen, but he isn't letting that get to him.
6/17/2014 | Brewers being cautious with Gomez
Carlos Gomez, bothered by tightness in his left hamstring, missed a second straight start on Tuesday, but said unequivocally that he would return to the lineup on Wednesday.
6/17/2014 | Minor Leaguer Mills sent to A's
The Brewers traded Triple-A left-hander Brad Mills to Oakland on Tuesday for cash considerations.
6/17/2014 | O's to temporarily go with six starters
The Orioles will stay on turn with their starters for the upcoming series in New York, meaning the team will go with a six-man rotation for now.
6/17/2014 | Davis' slam helps Gonzalez return with victory
A grand slam by Chris Davis and a two-run homer by Steve Pearce led Miguel Gonzalez to the victory in his return from the DL in a 7-5 O's win over the Rays at Tropicana Field on Tuesday night.
6/17/2014 | Howard homers, Phils stay hot in Atlanta
The Phillies have won six of their last eight games following Tuesday night's 5-2 victory over the Braves at Turner Field. They can sweep the series with a victory Wednesday afternoon before continuing their seven-game road trip Thursday in St. Louis.
6/17/2014 | Lee throws first bullpen session since landing on DL
Cliff Lee took an important step in his recovery from a strained left elbow Tuesday afternoon at Turner Field. He threw 20 fastballs in a bullpen session, his first since landing on the disabled list May 19.
6/17/2014 | Montgomery gives Amaro vote of confidence
Phillies president David Montgomery has issued a vote of confidence for general manager Ruben Amaro Jr.
6/17/2014 | Gattis rests despite 16-game hitting streak
As Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez prepared for Tuesday night's game against the Phillies, he constructed a lineup that did not include his club's hottest hitter -- Evan Gattis, who had been behind the plate for 39 of the 44 innings his team had totaled over the previous four days.
6/17/2014 | Carpenter goes to DL; Beato takes his spot in 'pen
The Braves placed David Carpenter on the 15-day disabled list on Tuesday with a right biceps strain he suffered Monday night. Carpenter said there is no structural damage in his arm and that the injury is "100 percent muscular."
6/17/2014 | Blue Jays option Delabar as Kawasaki recalled
The Blue Jays caught a lot of people off-guard on Tuesday afternoon by making a surprise decision to option right-hander Steve Delabar to Triple-A Buffalo. When reports surfaced Monday night that infielder Munenori Kawasaki was on the verge of a promotion, most of the speculation centered around either left-hander Brett Cecil or designated hitter Adam Lind being placed on the disabled list.
6/17/2014 | Bautista honored by fans' support in All-Star voting
Blue Jays outfielder Jose Bautista is on pace to be Major League Baseball's top overall vote-getter for the second time in the last four years and is well on his way to a fifth consecutive appearance in the All-Star Game.
6/17/2014 | Red Sox designate Sizemore, recall Cecchini
The Red Sox kept hoping Grady Sizemore's comeback would be a success, but they simply ran out of time waiting to find out. He was designated for assignment before Tuesday's game as the club prioritized roster flexibility. Third baseman Garin Cecchini -- Boston's No. 4 prospect -- was recalled from Triple-A Pawtucket.
6/17/2014 | Coleman in, Joseph out in bullpen swap
The Royals recalled right-hander Louis Coleman and optioned left-hander Donnie Joseph to Triple-A Omaha on Tuesday.
6/17/2014 | No. 39 pick Joe among Bucs draftees to sign
Outfielder Connor Joe, the 39th selection in the recently completed First-Year Player Draft, and third-round pick Jordan Luplow, also an outfielder, were among five Draft picks signed on Tuesday by the Pirates.
6/17/2014 | Iwakuma's neck stiffness not likely to alter rotation
Mariners right-hander Hisashi Iwakuma skipped his normal between-starts bullpen session on Tuesday due to a stiff neck, but manager Lloyd McClendon said he doesn't think the issue will be a problem for Iwakuma's next scheduled start Friday at Kansas City.
6/17/2014 | Gwynn's greatness extended beyond baseball field
I couldn't get enough of the guy, and this went beyond his otherworldly resume for a hitter. This is what I cherished most about Gwynn: He never was less than brilliant and pleasant during any of our conversations that began in 1982 after his Major League debut.
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