6/6/2012 | A's fall, but Doolittle does a lot in MLB debut
A repeat performance it wasn't, but the A's still witnessed a memorable one in a 6-3 loss to the Rangers on Tuesday night.
6/6/2012 | Astros thrilled with variety of Day 2 Draft picks
The Astros are pleased with the wide variety of players they drafted on Tuesday: six college position players, five college pitchers, two high school position players and one high school pitcher.
6/6/2012 | Beck a potential second-round steal for White Sox
Chris Beck was projected as a possible top-10 talent before his junior year, when his velocity went down. But that didn't keep the White Sox from taking a shot on the talented right-hander from Georgia Southern in the second round of the First-Year Player Draft.
6/6/2012 | Rahier achieves dream thanks to Reds
Second round Draft pick Tanner Rahier discussed how he worked in high school in the years leading up to this year's First-Year Player Draft.
6/6/2012 | After long wait, Angels draft a 'bulldog'
While drafting until the 114th pick overall, the Angels were very happy with the player they landed there: Florida Atlantic reliever R.J. Alvarez.
6/6/2012 | Dodgers have good balance after Draft Day 2
The Dodgers took a pair of polished southpaws to kick off the second day of the Draft who have the potential to move through the Minors quickly, selecting reliever Steven Rodriguez out of Florida in the second round and Cuban defector Onelki Garcia in the third round.
6/6/2012 | Path to Majors could be short for Rodriguez
Assistant general manager Logan White doesn't approach the Draft looking for players who can quickly join the big leagues. Instead, he looks for the best player available. Well, in the second round Tuesday, White may have found both in Steven Rodriguez, a reliever out of the University of Florida.
6/6/2012 | Orioles keep focus on pitchers on Day 2 of Draft
On the second day of Major League Baseball's First-Year Player Draft, the Orioles continued to address their biggest need: pitching.
6/6/2012 | Price, Walker excited to be teammates with O's
After winning back-to-back College World Series championships the past two seasons with the University of South Carolina, Matt Price and Christian Walker have the opportunity to take on the professional ranks together as members of the Baltimore Orioles.
6/6/2012 | Royals keep focus on pitching on Draft Day 2
The Royals started their 2012 Draft by selecting a pitcher in Kyle Zimmer. They kept the trend of arms going early on Day 2. They used their second- and third-round picks to further stock the pitching reserves on Tuesday.
6/6/2012 | Royals' fourth-round pick ready for pro ball
The Royals made Stanford shortstop Kenny Diekroeger their fourth-round pick on Tuesday, Day 2 of the 2012 Draft. He was also by Tampa Bay in the second round of the 2009 Draft.
6/6/2012 | Phils pick Cozens has 'extraordinary power'
In a workout at Citizens Bank Park on Saturday, 18-year-old Dylan Cozens hit the ball all over the field and captivated the Phillies' brass with eight to 10 home runs, including two in the upper deck and several to the opposite field.
6/6/2012 | Pirates stick with strategy on Day 2 of Draft
The most obvious pattern of the Pirates' first full day at the 2012 First-Year Player Draft was that ... there wasn't a pattern to their 14 picks. The Pirates stuck with their mantra of taking the best player on the board.
6/6/2012 | Rangers confident Day 2 yields impact talent
The Rangers took a wide array of players in Tuesday's second day of the Draft, ranging from a 17-year-old outfielder to a college right-hander that had Tommy John surgery at age 14 to a pair of highly touted football prospects.
6/6/2012 | MLB.com Stars of the Game: Tuesday, June 5
Each day, MLB.com selects one player from each game whose performance stands out.
6/6/2012 | Williams, Angels avoid Felix in finale
Hector Noesi starts for the Mariners in place of ailing Felix Hernandez opposite Jerome Williams of the Angels in the rubber match of the series on Wednesday night in Anaheim.
6/6/2012 | Paulino looks to keep rolling in finale with Twins
Felipe Paulino and the Royals play host to the Twins in the rubber match of a three-game series. Minnesota sends right-hander Nick Blackburn to the hill.
6/6/2012 | Kendrick looks to continue steady pitching for Phils
While Kyle Kendrick's numbers may not show it, the Phillies right-hander has continued to give the club a chance to win as he's bounced in and out of the starting rotation this season. He'll face off against Dodgers lefty Chris Capuano on Wednesday.
6/6/2012 | Colon tries to find comfort zone at home vs. Texas
A's right-hander Bartolo Colon will try to reverse his home fortunes on Wednesday against the Rangers and Colby Lewis.
6/6/2012 | Yanks aim to drop Rays from first place
On Wednesday, the Yankees will send Ivan Nova against 24-year-old righty Alex Cobb and the Rays, who sit with the Orioles atop the American League East, a half-game ahead of New York.
6/6/2012 | Padres hope to continue momentum vs. Giants
It's a pair of southpaws taking the mound at Petco Park on Wednesday as San Diego's Clayton Richard faces San Francisco's Madison Bumgarner.
6/6/2012 | Hefner taking Johan's normal day vs. Nats
The Mets will call upon Jeremy Hefner to make his third career start in Johan Santana's place as New York battles Edwin Jackson and the first-place Nats on Wednesday.
6/6/2012 | Cueto tries to help Reds bounce back vs. Bucs
Johnny Cueto hopes to stop Brad Lincoln and the Pirates after the Reds fell to their division rival on Tuesday night. Going into Tuesday's game, the Pirates trail the Reds by just two games in the NL Central.
6/6/2012 | Cubs aim to keep runs coming vs. Greinke, Crew
On Wednesday, the Cubs' lineup will look to continue its offensive outburst behind Paul Maholm, who is 0-2 with a 5.94 ERA in his last three starts. The Brewers will counter with Zack Greinke, who posted a 3-1 record, 3.06 ERA and 39 strikeouts in May.
6/6/2012 | Sox look to end Orioles' Fenway dominance
The recent track record shows that when the Orioles and Red Sox get together, the results are tightly contested and often frustrating for one side.
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