6/27/2014 | Former Astro Ausmus returns to Minute Maid Park
Tigers manager Brad Ausmus caught for the Astros in 1997-98 and again from 2001-08, including the playoff run in 2005 that ended with a trip to the World Series against the White Sox, who swept the Astros.
6/27/2014 | Dickey notches 1,000th career strikeout
Blue Jays knuckleballer R.A. Dickey recorded strikeout No. 1,000 of his career during the third inning of Friday night's 5-4 loss to the White Sox.
6/27/2014 | Victorino, Middlebrooks shut down after setbacks
Red Sox outfielder Shane Victorino continues to have roadblocks in his quest to return from the disabled list. Third baseman Will Middlebrooks is also having a slower-than-expected recovery from a fractured right index finger. Both players have been shut down from baseball activities.
6/27/2014 | Clipped rotation no worry for well-stocked Cards
The Cardinals have 60 percent of their projected starting rotation on the disabled list. But once again, this organization appears capable of finding replacements that are not only suitable, but have the potential to be exceedingly good.
6/27/2014 | McCarthy finds groove at home away from home
With the D-backs preparing to deal before the July 31 non-waiver Trade Deadline, Brandon McCarthy's name has been prominently mentioned in rumors. The righty certainly added to his value Friday night as he pitched seven strong innings to help lead the D-backs past the Padres, 2-1, at Petco Park.
6/27/2014 | Astros to take cautious approach to Correa's recovery
Astros general manager Jeff Luhnow said he spent about 45 minutes visiting with injured prospect Carlos Correa and his parents, brother and sister in the hospital on Thursday. Correa underwent surgery Tuesday to repair a broken fibula sustained while sliding into a base Saturday at Class A Lancaster.
6/27/2014 | More time at first base has helped Duda on offense
Lucas Duda used to split his time between the outfield and first base, but since becoming the Mets' primary first baseman, he's appeared more comfortable at the plate.
6/27/2014 | Gattis leaves with back spasms, listed as day-to-day
Evan Gattis left Friday night's contest with a right rhomboid spasm before he could catch a pitch from Julio Teheran. The Braves slugger struck out in the top of the first inning before Gerald Laird replaced him in the bottom half.
6/27/2014 | Crew Rule 5 pick Wang hits Majors milestone
Because Wei-Chung Wang has now been in the Major Leagues for 90 days, he will remain under Brewers control for 2015 and beyond even if he spends time on the DL over the remainder of this season.
6/27/2014 | Three-double game extra special for Guyer
Brandon Guyer has always felt more comfortable when playing close to home at Oriole Park at Camden Yards. But the three-double day for the Northern Virginia native was made even more special by the faces in the crowd during the Rays' 5-2 win against the Orioles in Game 1 of their doubleheader on Friday.
6/27/2014 | All-Star hopeful Cespedes thriving in three-hole
After spending the majority of the first two months of the season alternating between the fourth and fifth spot in the A's lineup -- all the while battling inconsistency -- Yoenis Cespedes has found his groove in the three-hole.
6/27/2014 | Cain settling into leadoff spot in Royals' order
With Nori Aoki on the 15-day disabled list, manager Ned Yost has identified Lorenzo Cain as the right fielder's replacement atop the Royals' lineup. Cain batted in the leadoff spot for the fifth straight game on Friday night.
6/27/2014 | Eaton out of lineup with leg soreness
Center fielder Adam Eaton was out of the lineup for Friday's game against the Blue Jays after leaving the series opener in the top of the first inning with soreness in his legs.
6/27/2014 | Schlosser to get called up for doubleheader
Major League Baseball allows teams to call up a 26th man for double-headers, so the Braves will recall right-hander Gus Schlosser from Triple-A Gwinnett on Saturday.
6/27/2014 | Marte nearing return, and could play center
Starling Marte (jammed right middle finger) improved enough to be available off Pirates manager Clint Hurdle's bench on Friday and is close to resuming regular play -- and when he returns to the starting lineup, it could be in center field.
6/27/2014 | Skaggs set for return after first rehab outing
Angels starter Tyler Skaggs lasted three innings for Triple-A Salt Lake on Thursday night in his first action since landing on the DL with a strained right hamstring on June 10. Manager Mike Scioscia said his velocity was good and that he'll be back with the team this week.
6/27/2014 | Pirates send Grilli to Angels for Frieri
One week after losing his job as the Pirates' closer, Jason Grilli on Friday was dealt by the club to the Angels. In a swap of deposed closers, the Bucs acquired right-hander Ernesto Frieri in return.
6/27/2014 | Baker's career game backs focused Hammel
John Baker backed up Jason Hammel by matching career highs with three hits and four RBIs in the Cubs' 7-2 win over the Nationals in front of 30,683 at Wrigley Field. With the win, Hammel improved to 7-0 in nine career starts against Washington.
6/27/2014 | CC to throw 40-45 pitches in first rehab start
CC Sabathia is expected to throw between 40-45 pitches when he makes his first rehab start for Class A Advanced Tampa on Saturday facing Dunedin in a 6 p.m. ET game at George M. Steinbrenner Field in Tampa, Fla.
6/27/2014 | Wash: Emphasis on development changes nothing
The Rangers' stated emphasis on development doesn't change anything for manager Ron Washington. Washington has had two goals every day when he comes to the ballpark. No. 1 is to find a way to win the game that night. The other is to do everything he can to make his young players better.
6/27/2014 | Cecil throws off mound, eyes rehab assignment
Left-hander Brett Cecil threw off a mound on Friday afternoon for the first time since aggravating a groin injury in New York. Cecil felt fine after the brief session and hopes to go on a rehab assignment in the near future.
6/27/2014 | Two Minor Leaguers suspended 50 games
Mariners Minor League outfielders Jabari Blash and Jamal Austin were suspended 50 games by Major League Baseball on Friday for violation of the Minor League Drug Prevention and Treatment Program.
6/27/2014 | Soreness not as bad, Hechavarria to throw Sunday
Shortstop Adeiny Hechavarria, one of two Marlins infielders to fall victim to the disabled list in the last week, was in good spirits before Friday's game vs. the Athletics at Marlins Park.
6/27/2014 | Ruiz placed on disabled list with concussion
Manager Ryne Sandberg indicated early Friday afternoon that Carlos Ruiz was OK after he was hit in the head by a pitch on Thursday, although he added Ruiz's head was being monitored. But the Phillies announced an hour before Friday's game against the Braves that Ruiz had been placed on the seven-day concussion disabled list.
6/27/2014 | Abreu, White Sox slug way past Blue Jays
The White Sox used the long ball to lift themselves to a 5-4 victory over the Blue Jays at Rogers Centre on Friday night.
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