8/6/2013 | Lackey's ankle sore, but says he'll be OK
John Lackey walked gingerly across the Red Sox's clubhouse Tuesday afternoon after turning his left ankle in Monday night's 2-0 loss to the Astros.
8/6/2013 | Buchholz feels 'real good' after throwing off mound
Right-hander Clay Buchholz took another step forward Tuesday by throwing off the mound for the first time since July 17.
8/6/2013 | Heyward day to day after straining neck muscle
Braves right fielder Jason Heyward did not feel anything unusual when he fouled off the second pitch Gio Gonzalez threw during Tuesday night's 2-1 win over the Nationals. But when he stepped away from the plate, he began feeling discomfort in the back of his head. The Braves have diagnosed Heyward with a strained neck muscle and placed his status as day to day.
8/6/2013 | Locke shows benefits from 2012 investment
Jeff Locke has emerged as a surprising young left-handed ace in one of the Majors' top rotations. And much of his development is owed to a 2012 investment, which was by design.
8/6/2013 | Bastardo's future in Philly following suspension unclear
Suspended Phillies reliever Antonio Bastardo will enter his second year of salary arbitration this offseason, but questions about his effectiveness following his 50-game suspension will have to be answered.
8/6/2013 | Rox nonplussed by CarGo's lingering ailment
Carlos Gonzalez's sprained right middle finger continues to hinder his ability to stay on the field. Now, the Rockies' left fielder might be closer to heading to the disabled list.
8/6/2013 | Sprained finger lands Kluber on disabled list
The Indians were dealt an unexpected blow on Tuesday. Shortly before the game against Detroit, the club announced that Corey Kluber was placed on the 15-day disabled list with a sprained right middle finger. There was no information about the extent of the injury, nor an expected timetable for his return to the mound.
8/6/2013 | Tigers have Tribe's number as gap widens in Central
The American League Central race between the Tigers and Indians exists. Or, at the very least existed, before the last two days, writes Anthony Castrovince.
8/6/2013 | Stanton not making excuses for recent woes
Giancarlo Stanton is 1-for-20 over his last six games, and batting just .245 with 13 homers and 34 RBIs on the season, and he assessed his frustrating season so far on Tuesday afternoon.
8/6/2013 | Parnell to DL; Mets to close by committee
Mets closer Bobby Parnell has been diagnosed with a herniated disk in his neck, which may require surgery. On Tuesday, the club placed Parnell on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to July 31.
8/6/2013 | Duffy slated to start in Davis' place vs. Twins
Lefty Danny Duffy, after an absence of more than a year, is back in the Royals' rotation -- at least for a day. Duffy will start in place of right-hander Wade Davis against Minnesota on Wednesday night.
8/6/2013 | Dodgers' last-place stint a distant memory
The Dodgers spent 55 consecutive days in last place earlier this season, and somewhere down the road -- say, October -- that may be the most remarkable piece of trivia about this team.
8/6/2013 | Sveum hopes PEDs are finally out of the game
Cubs manager Dale Sveum looks forward to the game moving forward after Monday's Biogenesis-related suspensions.
8/6/2013 | Jaso likely to move to 15-day DL due to concussion
Still experiencing concussion symptoms, A's catcher John Jaso remained in the Bay Area on Tuesday while his teammates opened a six-game road trip in Cincinnati, and there are no plans for him to rejoin them.
8/6/2013 | 'Magic Mike' reflects on All-Star season at Cave
Michael Cuddyer spent Tuesday morning performing magic tricks with a card deck at Washington Square, part of an MLB Fan Cave visit before the Rockies open their series against the Mets at Citi Field. During that visit, the right fielder explained that it was a stomach flu outbreak back home in Virginia that led to his two-game hiatus earlier in this road trip.
8/6/2013 | After compliment from Bench, Mesoraco in six-hole
During the weekend, former Reds catcher and Hall of Famer Johnny Bench tweeted that current backstop Devin Mesoraco "will bat in the cleanup spot before his career is over." At the time of the tweet, Mesoraco hadn't started a game higher than seventh in the lineup all season, but on Tuesday, he was inserted into the sixth spot behind Jay Bruce.
8/6/2013 | Arenado takes his turn in Chatting Cage
Nolan Arenado's work day began five hours before game time against the Mets on Tuesday. Arenado, Colorado's rookie third baseman, took time out of his busy schedule to stop by the MLB.com Chatting Cage, where he answered questions directly from fans about his season and his life.
8/6/2013 | Latos shuts down A's with escape-artist performance
Thanks to a dominating outing from starting pitcher Mat Latos and a productive top half of the lineup, Cincinnati knocked off Oakland, 3-1, in the opener of a two-game series at Great American Ball Park on Tuesday.
8/6/2013 | Ruf, Utley lead Phillies' charge against Cubs
Chase Utley tripled among his three hits and drove in two runs and Darin Ruf homered as the Phillies outslugged the visiting Cubs, 9-8, on Tuesday night at Citizens Bank Park. Right-hander Kyle Kendrick picked up the win.
8/6/2013 | Willingham eyeing Friday return against Sox
Outfielder Josh Willingham, who was originally expected to return to the Twins on Saturday, is now a candidate to return for Game 2 of Friday's doubleheader against the White Sox.
8/6/2013 | Albers rolls over Royals to win Major League debut
Southpaw Andrew Albers fired 8 1/3 scoreless innings in his Major League debut and Brian Dozier paced the offense with three RBIs as the Twins rolled to a 7-0 win over the Royals on Tuesday night.
8/6/2013 | Don't worry about Cooperstown, it'll be fine
Folks shouldn't get in a tizzy over how baseball's string of PED scandals will affect Cooperstown. Despite the growing number of those wringing their hands over this steroid-tainted guy or that one when it comes to his Hall of Fame candidacy, Cooperstown will be just fine, thank you.
8/6/2013 | Right hip surgery to end season for Lewis
Colby Lewis will have season-ending surgery on his right hip. Lewis has a bone spur that needs to be removed.
8/6/2013 | Rockies scratch Chatwood; Bettis moved up
Chad Bettis got the start for Colorado in place of Tyler Chatwood on Tuesday against the Mets. Chatwood was scratched because of left hamstring tightness, the team announced.
8/6/2013 | Francona: Perez not required to address media
On Tuesday, Terry Francona downplayed the fact that closer Chris Perez left Progressive Field without making himself available to the media after blowing the save in Monday's series opener against the Tigers.
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