6/28/2014 | Masterson eyes Tuesday return from knee issue
Two extra days of rest does not sound like much, but Indians starter Justin Masterson felt it was plenty to help his ailing right knee. Masterson has focused on rehab and strengthening behind the scenes with the goal of starting for Cleveland on Tuesday.
6/28/2014 | Falu joins Padres while mourning family loss
Irving Falu was back home in Puerto Rico last week when he was told he had been claimed off of waivers by San Diego and would be joining the big league club. For Falu, the good news couldn't have come at a better time, as he was home for the funeral of his mother, who passed away June 20 from a sudden heart attack.
6/28/2014 | No timetable for Ruiz's return to Phillies
Phillies catcher Carlos Ruiz is on the seven-day disabled list with a concussion, but there is no timetable for his return.
6/28/2014 | Endy relishing shot to provide veteran presence
Endy Chavez won't wow anyone with his offensive numbers, but the veteran outfielder has played a valuable role in the Mariners' recent surge since being recalled from Triple-A Tacoma on May 30.
6/28/2014 | Montero's blast lifts D-backs over punchless Padres
Miguel Montero provided the biggest blow in Saturday night's game against the Padres by pulling a two-run homer down the right-field line to lead Arizona to a 3-1 win over the Padres at Petco Park.
6/28/2014 | Hanley, Turner each exit game in second inning
Dodgers infielders Hanley Ramirez and Justin Turner were injured during a six-run second inning of Saturday's game against the Cardinals, with Turner expected to go on the disabled list with a strained left hamstring.
6/28/2014 | Marlins win challenge, catch Cespedes on steal
A sneaky tag by Donovan Solano paid off for the Marlins in the ninth inning of Saturday's 7-6 loss to the A's in 14 innings at Marlins Park.
6/28/2014 | Cubs ready to relax, enjoy rare Sunday off-day
Jason Hammel will play golf. Wesley Wright will be able to read the Sunday newspaper at a leisurely pace. Anthony Rizzo will probably have Sunday brunch. Carlos Villanueva most likely will sleep late. For the first time since the Cubs began playing at Wrigley in 1916, they have a scheduled day off on a Sunday during a homestand.
6/28/2014 | Kinsler channels Ausmus with game-winner
Ian Kinsler hit a two-out home run in the ninth inning, reminiscent of one manager Brad Ausmus hit in the 2005 NLDS, to give the Tigers a 4-3 victory over the Astros on Saturday at Minute Maid Park.
6/28/2014 | Campbell provides spark for Mets in victory
Eric Campbell opened the scoring with an RBI double in the first and went 3-for-4 as the Mets held off the Pirates, 5-3, at PNC Park on Saturday.
6/28/2014 | Phils outright Cedeno to make room for O'Sullivan
The Phillies outrighted infielder Ronny Cedeno to Triple-A Lehigh Valley following Game 1 of Saturday's doubleheader against the Braves. In a corresponding roster move, the club selected the contract of right-hander Sean O'Sullivan, the starting pitcher for Game 2.
6/28/2014 | Hoes makes presence felt with the leather
Astros left fielder L.J. Hoes made a two-out diving catch with the bases loaded in the seventh to keep Brett Oberholtzer in line for a win against the Tigers at Minute Maid Park on Saturday.
6/28/2014 | Gomez day to day with neck strain after collision
Brewers center fielder Carlos Gomez absorbed the worst of a collision with right fielder Ryan Braun on Saturday, leading to Gomez's early exit with what the club called a neck strain.
6/28/2014 | Cashman seeking pitching upgrades for Yanks
After Vidal Nuno's sharp outing against the Red Sox on Friday, Yankees manager Joe Girardi noted that he has maintained confidence in all five of the team's starting pitchers, while also acknowledging that it has been by necessity. There are no replacement options currently in place. It is Brian Cashman's mission to change that. Cashman said on Saturday that he continues to actively pursue upgrades to the roster.
6/28/2014 | Kelly set for another rehab start on three days' rest
Joe Kelly threw 41 pitches in a two-inning appearance for Triple-A Memphis on Friday. He allowed two runs on two hits and three walks. His next start is tentatively scheduled for Tuesday, and Kelly should be able to push toward a pitch count of 60 in it.
6/28/2014 | Hanley back in lineup after missing four games
Manager Don Mattingly had initially penciled in Miguel Rojas at shortstop but about an hour before the game, decided to go with Hanley Ramirez.
6/28/2014 | Mattingly touts Puig for Home Run Derby
The decision isn't Don Mattingly's to make -- it's up to National League captain Troy Tulowitzki -- but the Dodgers manager said Saturday he thinks outfielder Yasiel Puig could hold his own in the Home Run Derby.
6/28/2014 | Gomez, Braun power Brewers past Chacin
Carlos Gomez hit a three-run home run before exiting with a neck strain, and Ryan Braun logged two RBIs for the second straight game as Milwaukee continued Colorado's misery with a 7-4 win on Saturday.
6/28/2014 | Trio of homers backs Bedard's solid effort
The Rays knocked three homers and Erik Bedard gave up three runs in seven-plus, as Tampa Bay topped Baltimore, 5-4, on Saturday at Camden Yards.
6/28/2014 | Santana, Upton lead Braves to win in matinee
Ervin Santana allowed two runs over 6 2/3 innings and Justin Upton drove in three runs, as the Braves took Game 1 of Saturday's doubleheader, 10-3, over the Phillies at Citizens Bank Park.
6/28/2014 | Wright has bruised rotator cuff; DL unlikely
An MRI on Saturday revealed a bruised rotator cuff in the left shoulder of star third baseman David Wright, Mets assistant general manager John Ricco said.
6/28/2014 | Buck juggling needs with Machado decision looming
When it comes to a final decision on Manny Machado's suspension, all the Orioles can do is wait. In the meantime, Buck Showalter must also prepare to be without his third baseman for at least a few days.
6/28/2014 | All-Star hopeful Norris monitoring sore back
Seeking his first career trip to the All-Star Game, A's catcher Derek Norris has not yet fully recovered from the lower back soreness that led to his early departure in Friday's 9-5 win over the Marlins, leaving his status for a Sunday start in Miami up in the air. Manager Bob Melvin said "it's a wait-and-see" type of thing.
6/28/2014 | On first pitch he sees, Beeler collects hit
Cubs manager Rick Renteria expected Dallas Beeler to have a few butterflies before his Major League debut. He probably didn't expect the pitcher to get his first hit in his first at-bat off the first pitch he saw.
6/28/2014 | Tulowitzki: Stanton to compete in Home Run Derby
Baseball fans dreamed about it, and Troy Tulowitzki made it a reality: Giancarlo Stanton has agreed to participate in this year's Home Run Derby, the Rockies shortstop said Saturday.
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