8/23/2013 | On move again, DeJesus proud to join Rays
The Rays acquired acquired veteran outfielder David DeJesus on Friday from the Nationals for a player to be named or cash considerations. The Rays designated outfielder Jason Bourgeois for assignment to make room on their roster.
8/23/2013 | Polanco being monitored after concussion
Marlins infielder Placido Polanco, who was hit on the helmet by a pitch last Friday against San Francisco, has been riding a stationary bike at Marlins Park the last two days.
8/23/2013 | Wheeler's clutch hit gives Chacin, Rockies win
The Rockies started the first of a three-game series against the Marlins with a 3-2 win that earned Jhoulys Chacin -- who threw seven strong innings in his first start since returning from his grandmother's funeral in Venezuela -- his first career win against Miami. Ryan Wheeler drove in the winning run on a double in the eighth.
8/23/2013 | Weiss confident in 'pen, even without Betancourt
Closer Rafael Betancourt, who was injured in Thursday night's game, has already had two stints on the disabled list this season, so manager Walt Weiss is confident that Rex Brothers and the rest of the bullpen can make a smoother than normal transition.
8/23/2013 | Cards place Westbrook on DL with back strain
The Cardinals on Friday placed Jake Westbrook on the 15-day disabled list with a lower back strain and recalled Carlos Martinez from Triple-A Memphis. Westbrook has gone 0-4 with a 9.69 ERA in his past five outings.
8/23/2013 | MLB to honor historic March on Washington
Major League Baseball's Civil Rights Game weekend will take on even greater meaning this year, the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington.
8/23/2013 | As rookie, Mo shows veteran poise in '95 ALDS
Yankees manager Buck Showalter called on rookie Mariano Rivera to come in and keep the game tied in the eighth inning of Game 5 of the 1995 ALDS. Now, Rivera is accustomed to pitching in the game's toughest situations. But back then, he was just a 26-year-old rookie entering the game facing a bases-loaded jam with two outs and his team on the brink of elimination.
8/23/2013 | MLB Notebook: Kershaw reliably dominant
Clayton Kershaw's 2.65 ERA in June was excellent -- for most pitchers. But for the Dodgers' ace, it has been his only month this season with an ERA above 2.00.
8/23/2013 | Today's MLB starting lineups: August 23
Every lineup, every day, as they are made public by the clubs.
8/23/2013 | Scully set to return for 65th season
The news just keeps getting better for fans of the Dodgers, who announced on Friday that Hall of Fame broadcaster Vin Scully will return for the 2014 season.
8/23/2013 | Pirates ride seven-run frame to win over Giants
The Pirates, who most of the time play tight games to mimic the 2010 World Series champion "Torture" Giants, had a rare laugher Thursday, drubbing today's hurting G-Men, 10-5, to retain their one-game lead atop the National League Central.
8/23/2013 | Veteran Suzuki returns to A's in trade
Kurt Suzuki is headed back to Oakland, where the veteran catcher spent the first 5 1/2 seasons of his career.
8/23/2013 | Clubs are staying course with managers
With six weeks and change remaining in Major League Baseball's regular season, only one club has made a change at manager. An examination of recent history proves that to be rare, but not unheard of as the volatility of the position varies from year to year.
8/22/2013 | Waino meets Medlen in clash of contenders
Don't look now, but the Cardinals are only three games behind the Braves in their pursuit of baseball's best record. St. Louis has won eight of its last 11 tilts to remain in the thick of a closely contested battle for the top spot in the National League. All five NL teams presently slated for a playoff spot are within 4 1/2 games of each other.
8/22/2013 | Cain could miss start after liner bruises arm
Giants right-hander Matt Cain was diagnosed with a contusion on the middle of his right forearm after being struck by a line drive hit by Pittsburgh's Gaby Sanchez in Thursday night's fourth inning. Manager Bruce Bochy indicated that Cain's status for his next scheduled start, Tuesday at Colorado, is doubtful.
8/22/2013 | Betancourt exits due to sprained right elbow
Rockies closer Rafael Betancourt felt something in his right elbow and exited amid a 5-4 loss to the Phillies on Thursday night. The club announced after the game that Betancourt has a sprained right elbow.
8/22/2013 | Clutch Cards open tough stretch, beat Braves
The Cardinals entered a four-game set with the Braves batting a Major League-best .299 with two outs and runners in scoring position, and when that clutch situation came around Thursday night, it showed. St. Louis strung together three consecutive two-out RBI doubles in the fifth en route to a 6-2 victory before 37,363 at Busch Stadium.
8/22/2013 | Yankees are finally looking more like Yankees
For the last couple of months, it looked like the Yankees might be playing a spoiler role in the final weeks of the season, but a 10-2 run has put them back into contention, which is a testament to the determination of a group that looked dead in the water a month ago.
8/22/2013 | Troublesome Achilles puts Torres on DL
No longer able to endure his mostly private agony, Giants outfielder Andres Torres went on the 15-day disabled list Thursday with a left Achilles tendon strain.
8/22/2013 | Giants bring back Peguero, Noonan
The Giants recalled infielder Nick Noonan and outfielder Francisco Peguero from Triple-A Fresno on Thursday while optioning left-hander Mike Kickham to Fresno and placing outfielder Andres Torres on the 15-day disabled list with a strained left Achilles tendon.
8/22/2013 | Zito to get another start against Rockies
Manager Bruce Bochy announced Thursday that under existing circumstances, Barry Zito will remain in the Giants' starting rotation to face the Colorado Rockies on Monday.
8/22/2013 | Grilli feels good in first bullpen session since injury
Jason Grilli had an encouraging 25-pitch session in the Pirates' AT&T Park bullpen Thursday, his first time back on the mound since straining a tendon in his right forearm exactly a month earlier, on July 22 in Washington.
8/22/2013 | Marte nearing return to Bucs' starting lineup
Starling Marte still wasn't fit to rejoin the Pirates' lineup Thursday night -- but he definitely isn't unfit enough to go on the disabled list. Marte missed a fourth straight start, while making incremental progress with his bruised right hand.
8/22/2013 | NYBC 12-and-under tourney opens Friday
The sixth annual National Youth Baseball Championships will crown a 12-and-under champion with a tournament that begins Friday in Memphis. Games will be featured on MLB.com and the CBS Sports Network.
8/22/2013 | Braun's statement a start, but comes up short
The very kindest thing you could say about Ryan Braun at this point is that he's badly advised. For all the damage that Braun has done -- to the Brewers organization, to Brewers fans and to the game of baseball -- much more than a prepared statement will be required.
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