8/31/2012 | Leyland not concerned with Tigers' effort
If there's one thing Tigers manager Jim Leyland has never questioned this season it's his team's effort. He acknowledges the club might not be living up to fans' expectations, but this team, he insists, wants to win equally as bad as the fans.
8/31/2012 | Phillies quiet as waiver trade deadline passes
Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. said he did not expect to make any moves before Friday's midnight ET waiver trade deadline, and as the deadline passed, no moves were made.
8/31/2012 | Masterson working with Niebla on consistency
Ruben Niebla has had his work cut out for him since taking over as the interim pitching coach three weeks ago. One ongoing project has been trying to solve Justin Masterson's consistency issues.
8/31/2012 | Indians ready for influx of fresh faces
A handful of fresh faces are expected to be joining the Indians on Saturday, when rosters expand to 40 players.
8/31/2012 | Acta hopes shuffled lineup does the trick for Tribe
It's never too late to switch things up, and on Friday, Manny Acta returned to a previous lineup, with Shin-Soo Choo, Jason Kipnis and Asdrubal Cabrera batting 1-3.
8/31/2012 | Maddon reveals plan for Rays' September callups
The Rays announced their September callups on Friday. Joining the team will be infielder Reid Brignac, catcher Chris Gimenez, outfielder Rich Thompson, and left-hander Cesar Ramos.
8/31/2012 | Rays' remaining schedule AL East-heavy
After Thursday night's loss to Toronto, 21 of the Rays' next 24 games will be against American League East rivals (the exception is the Sept. 7-9 Texas series) and 25 of their remaining 32 games, overall, are against the AL East.
8/31/2012 | Brignac excited to return to Tampa Bay
After two seasons of fairly regular duty with the Rays, Reid Brignac was optioned to Triple-A Durham on April 21 and he had not been recalled until Friday (officially Saturday when the Rays are allowed to expand their roster). Brignac could not hide his happiness at rejoining the club.
8/31/2012 | Marlins likely to wait a day for callups
The September callup period begins on Saturday, but don't expect any immediate moves by the Marlins. Manager Ozzie Guillen said Sunday is the likely day the club will bring a couple of players up.
8/31/2012 | Marlins showing signs of improvement
Wins aren't coming as regularly as the Marlins would like, but there have been signs of improvement. The Marlins enter their weekend series with the Mets having won two of their last three. Manager Ozzie Guillen is seeing a more relaxed Miami club.
8/31/2012 | Marlins' Lee shakes off any potential trade rumors
The subject of trade speculation, Carlos Lee saw he was in the lineup, playing first base and batting cleanup. But that was a few hours before the first pitch against the Mets at Marlins Park, and about seven hours from the waiver-claim Trade Deadline.
8/31/2012 | R.A. goes distance vs. Fish again, wins No. 17
R.A. Dickey threw a five-hit shutout and Ike Davis drove in all three runs to power the Mets past the Marlins, 3-0, and help the knuckleballer earn his 17th win of the season.
8/31/2012 | Royals-Twins series opener rained out on Friday
The Royal-Twins series opener on Friday night was postponed by rain. Will Smith and Luke Hochevar are the scheduled starters for Saturday's doubleheader at Kauffman Stadium starting at 3:10 p.m. CT.
8/31/2012 | Hurdle gives McCutchen day off vs. Brewers
Taking advantage of Thursday's off-day, manager Clint Hurdle gave center fielder Andrew McCutchen the day off on Friday.
8/31/2012 | Toma's induction into Royals Hall postponed
The ceremony inducting legendary groundskeeper George Toma into the Royals Hall of Fame was postponed on Friday night because of rain. No new date was immediately announced.
8/31/2012 | Myers, Odorizzi among Royals' Minors honorees
Pitcher Jake Odorizzi and outfielder Wil Myers, were among the honorees on Friday as the Royals announced award winners for all of their Minor League affiliates.
8/31/2012 | Fans will get 'Moose' antlers on Saturday
Now here's a first for a Kauffman Stadium giveaway. The first 10,000 fans at Saturday night's Royals-Twins game will get a set of Moose-takas antlers.
8/31/2012 | Dyson dealing with lat strain, won't go on DL
Outfielder Jarrod Dyson has a lat strain in his right throwing shoulder which will limit his playing time for the Royals. He underwent an MRI on Friday.
8/31/2012 | Foster named special assistant for Royals
Bullpen coach Steve Foster is leaving the Royals' Major League staff to become special assistant to general manager Dayton Moore and Minor League pitching coordinator.
8/31/2012 | Justice: Reds' run without Votto shows their talent, will
The Reds couldn't have known it when Joey Votto was hurt, but they were about to learn plenty about themselves. They were about to find out that they were a mentally tough team and a talented team.
8/31/2012 | Bauman: Laughs on tap as Uecker's statue unveiled
You expected the ceremony in which Bob Uecker's statue was unveiled to be one of the funniest things that ever happened. And it was.
8/31/2012 | Gonzalez, Reynolds pull O's within two of Yanks
Led by a superb start from the unassuming Miguel Gonzalez -- who wasn't even invited to big league Spring Training -- the Orioles topped a reeling Yankees club, 6-1, on Friday to move within two games of the American League East leaders.
8/31/2012 | Morrow, bullpen shut down Rays in Toronto
Right-hander Brandon Morrow looked like his old self in his second start back from the disabled list, limiting the Rays to one run in 6 2/3 innings and the bullpen finished off a 2-1 win on Friday. Moises Sierra and Edwin Encarnacion provided the offense with solo homers.
8/31/2012 | Tulo to be evaluated Saturday, activation possible
The Rockies' coaching and medical staffs planned to evaluate shortstop Troy Tulowitzki on Saturday, and the club will activate first baseman Jason Giambi and recall right-handed pitcher Guillermo Moscoso, manager Jim Tracy said.
8/31/2012 | Fowler scratched with sore right ankle
Rockies center fielder Dexter Fowler wore heavy tape on his right ankle and a smile on his face Friday afternoon, but there was less reason for happiness after batting practice.
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