8/16/2013 | Dodgers option Gordon to add Van Slyke
The Dodgers announced on Friday that they recalled outfielder Scott Van Slyke and optioned infielder Dee Gordon to Triple-A Albuquerque.
8/16/2013 | Wilson throws simulated game in latest step
Recovering reliever Brian Wilson threw a simulated game at Citizens Bank Park on Friday in a final test before the Dodgers activate him, perhaps on Sunday or Monday.
8/16/2013 | Pastornicky to undergo ACL surgery, out for season
Tyler Pastornicky's opportunity to fill in as Atlanta's starting second baseman proved to be short-lived. Early Friday afternoon, the Braves announced that Pastornicky will undergo season-ending left knee surgery to repair the damage he sustained during a collision with Jason Heyward on Wednesday night.
8/16/2013 | Marlins promote hard-throwing Caminero
The Marlins on Friday promoted reliever Arquimedes Caminero from Double-A Jacksonville. The hard-throwing right-hander projects as a possible future closer.
8/16/2013 | Manuel graced Phillies with wisdom and dignity
There aren't many baseball men held in higher regard than Charlie Manuel, and isn't that about the highest compliment you can pay someone? Everyone who has ever played for Charlie, worked for Charlie or covered Charlie knows he's about as stand-up a guy as has ever been in the business.
8/16/2013 | Ex-umpire McKean favors expanded replay
In a radio interview, Jim McKean, a former umpire with 30 years of Major League experience, said that while there could be some issue with expanded replay, overall it will benefit the men in blue.
8/16/2013 | Grieving Remy to miss Sox's weekend slate
Longtime Red Sox broadcaster Jerry Remy and the New England Sports Network released a statement on Friday following the arrest of Remy's son, Jared, on a murder charge in Waltham, Mass.
8/16/2013 | Sandberg replaces Manuel as Phillies manager
Charlie Manuel, who led the Phillies to the 2008 World Series championship amid a run of five division titles, was replaced as the team's manager Friday by Ryne Sandberg, who accepted the position on an interim basis.
8/16/2013 | Royals shut down top prospect Zimmer
Right-hander Kyle Zimmer, the Royals' first-round choice in the 2012 First-Year Player Draft, has been shut down for the season after leaving his start for Northwest Arkansas on Wednesday night because of shoulder stiffness.
8/16/2013 | The game's future looks bright at shortstop
We are living in an era of world-class shortstop play. Some of baseball's top five-tool prospects under 21 are excelling at the position in the Minors.
8/16/2013 | Moose 'ready to play' as pinch-hitter if needed
Third baseman Mike Moustakas, out with a calf injury, has recovered to the point he could be used as a pinch-hitter if needed.
8/16/2013 | Paulino looks to ramp up next rehab start
Royals right-hander Felipe Paulino plans to make his next rehab start for Triple-A Omaha on Sunday at Memphis.
8/16/2013 | Royals place Maxwell on bereavement leave
Justin Maxwell was scheduled to go on bereavement leave from the Royals after Friday's first game of the day-night doubleheader against the Tigers. Left-hander Will Smith has been recalled from Omaha and was eligible for the Friday night half of the doubleheader.
8/16/2013 | Reynolds 'excited' to start fresh with Yankees
The Yankees and Mark Reynolds discussed the terms of a possible contract this past offseason, with the club searching for a slugger to play at the infield corners. They did not come together at the time, but Reynolds has found his way into a Yankees uniform months later.
8/16/2013 | Claiborne sent to Triple-A to make room for Reynolds
Preston Claiborne said that he was surprised but understood when informed that the Yankees were sending him to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, but the right-hander is expected to return to the big leagues this season.
8/16/2013 | Napoli bothered by high strikeout number
Though strikeouts have become far more accepted in the current stats universe, Red Sox slugger Mike Napoli despises the fact that he led the American League with 158 K's entering Friday's action.
8/16/2013 | Middlebrooks could move up in batting order
Third baseman Will Middlebrooks has been batting ninth in manager John Farrell's batting order since his return from Triple-A Pawtucket on Aug. 10. But with the Red Sox lacking power from the right side, Middlebrooks could move up in the near future.
8/16/2013 | Farrell's Red Sox efficient with stolen bases
When John Farrell was hired as the manager of the Red Sox, he vowed to have a team that would be aggressive on the basepaths. However, when it comes to stolen bases, the Red Sox have not only been aggressive, but also efficient.
8/16/2013 | Lackey set to let pitching do talking vs. A-Rod, Yanks
Whenever the Yankees and Red Sox square off, plenty of chatter surrounds the two clubs. This time around, much of the conversation has been centered around Alex Rodriguez and John Lackey, Saturday's starter for the Red Sox. Hiroki Kuroda starts for the Yankees.
8/16/2013 | Carp tossed after two close calls in seventh
In a moment that should provide another reason to look forward to the expansion of instant replay in baseball as early as 2014, Mike Carp lost his temper.
8/16/2013 | A-Rod denies '60 Minutes' report allegations
Alex Rodriguez has denied a "60 Minutes" report that stated his associates obtained and leaked documents that implicated the Brewers' Ryan Braun and Yankees teammate Francisco Cervelli in the Biogenesis performance-enhancing drug investigation.
8/16/2013 | Big flies back Pettitte as Yanks roll Red Sox
Alfonso Soriano continued his torrid stretch with yet another home run and Mark Reynolds cleared the Green Monster in his first at-bat with the Yankees, supporting Andy Pettitte in a 10-3 victory over the Red Sox on Friday.
8/16/2013 | Blue Jays reinstate Happ; Kawasaki to paternity list
The Blue Jays on Friday reinstated left-hander J.A. Happ from the bereavement list and placed shortstop Munenori Kawasaki on the paternity list in a corresponding roster move.
8/16/2013 | O's pitching coach Adair takes leave of absence
Orioles pitching coach Rick Adair has temporarily left the team to take a personal leave of absence. He will be replaced in the meantime by bullpen coach Bill Castro, who in turn will be replaced by interim bullpen coach Scott McGregor.
8/16/2013 | Ichiro's pursuit of 4,000 hits forged by dedication
Even Ichiro Suzuki is not quite sure how to properly evaluate the milestone that he is quickly approaching, ticking off the necessary hits to reach 4,000 for his professional career. Yet he and his peers recognize that it will be a historic, significant moment to appreciate.
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