7/24/2014 | Giles latest success story from Yavapai College
Phillies reliever Ken Giles is among the Major League players who attended Yavapai College in Prescott, Ariz. The school, which is home to 1,800 full-time students, has produced 15 big leaguers.
7/24/2014 | With Teixeira still hobbled, DL stint possible
Manager Joe Girardi said that the Yankees will likely make a roster decision regarding injured first baseman Mark Teixeira by Friday. Thursday's series finale against the Rangers was the fourth consecutive game out of the starting lineup for Teixeira, who has a mild strain of his lower left lat.
7/24/2014 | O's acquire Minor Leaguer Paredes from Royals
The Orioles acquired Jimmy Paredes from the Royals for cash considerations on Thursday, and the utility man has been optioned to Baltimore's Triple-A Norfolk affiliate.
7/24/2014 | Rangers hope Feliz can cling to closer role
Rangers reliever Neftali Feliz is back in his role as closer. The right-hander still has to earn the job if he wants to keep it beyond this season.
7/24/2014 | Vet Williams Texas' Friday starter for Tepesch
After losing the finale of their four-game series with the Yankees, 4-2, on Thursday afternoon, the Rangers announced that recently acquired veteran right-hander Jerome Williams will be recalled from Triple-A Round Rock and start on Friday against the A's.
7/24/2014 | Maddux thrilled for Hall-bound brother
Pitching coach Mike Maddux won't be with the Rangers this weekend. Instead, he will be in Cooperstown, N.Y., with the rest of his family and many more friends to celebrate as his younger brother, Greg, is inducted into the Hall of Fame.
7/24/2014 | Tigers not counting on help from Hanrahan
Joel Hanrahan signed with the Tigers in May, less than a year after undergoing Tommy John surgery, and team president/GM Dave Dombrowski said Thursday the club isn't counting on the veteran right-hander to return the big leagues this year.
7/24/2014 | Struggling Johnson designated for assignment
The $10 million experiment is over. Veteran reliever Jim Johnson was designated for assignment by the A's on Thursday morning, marking the end of a turbulent eight-month tenure in Oakland.
7/24/2014 | Bochy's rotation reflecting one game at a time
Giants manager Bruce Bochy's top priority after the break was arranging his starters by pecking order, with All-Stars Madison Bumgarner and Tim Hudson receiving the first two starts. Bochy reasoned that this ultimately might provide Bumgarner (12-7), the team's wins leader, with an extra start later in the season.
7/24/2014 | Ryno mulling platoon at first with Howard, Ruf
Phillies manager Ryne Sandberg benched Ryan Howard in favor of Darin Ruf for a second consecutive game on Thursday -- this time against Giants right-hander Tim Hudson -- and is considering a platoon system at first base.
7/24/2014 | Holt crosses final frontier with start at 2B
As he filled in for Dustin Pedroia at second in the series finale in Toronto on Thursday, Brock Holt became the first player in Red Sox history to start at every position outside of pitcher and catcher.
7/24/2014 | Rehabbing Middlebrooks on fire at Pawtucket
Will Middlebrooks, who's on the 15-day disabled list with a fractured right index finger, continues to produce offensively since being sent on his rehab assignment on July 18.
7/24/2014 | Hamels in fine form with 10 K's to beat Giants
Cole Hamels fired eight sharp innings with 10 strikeouts, while Marlon Byrd and Chase Utley delivered RBI singles in the Phillies' 2-1 win over the Giants on Thursday.
7/24/2014 | Rangers promote righty Adcock from Triple-A
The Rangers have called up pitcher Nate Adcock from Triple-A Round Rock to replace Joakim Soria in the bullpen.
7/24/2014 | Humble Torre preparing for ultimate honor
Joe Torre will stand on the stage behind the Clark Sports Center, and after the inscription on his plaque is read by Commissioner Bud Selig, he'll stop for a moment to soak in the sea of fans on the meadow in front of him before moving to the podium. He'll then deliver a speech that has been months in the making.
7/24/2014 | Jeter receives a 'Terrific' endorsement
While Tom Seaver's Hall of Fame standing has brought him unique acclaim and been so fulfilling, he is quite willing to be displaced as the highest percentile vote-getter -- so long as his replacement is the right player. Derek Jeter is the right player. Seaver says so. Moreover, he thinks the Yankees' captain ought to be the first unanimously elected Hall of Famer.
7/24/2014 | Few could damage a pitch like 'Big Hurt'
The nickname "Big Hurt" just seemed to fit alongside Frank Thomas' massive frame, right from the start of his 19-year career with the White Sox, A's and Blue Jays.
7/24/2014 | Stroman holds down Red Sox in Blue Jays' rout
Marcus Stroman carried a no-hitter into the seventh inning, while Juan Francisco fell a double shy of the cycle in the Blue Jays' 8-0 series-clinching win over the Red Sox in front of a sellout crowd of 46,683 at Rogers Centre on Thursday.
7/24/2014 | Henry: Red Sox, Lester will talk contract after season
The Red Sox and starting pitcher Jon Lester have tabled contract negotiations until the offseason, principal owner John Henry told the Boston Herald late Wednesday.
7/24/2014 | McCutchen making a case for an NL MVP encore
All-Star center fielder Andrew McCutchen is putting up numbers better than his 2013 NL MVP Award season while leading the surging Bucs back into contention.
7/24/2014 | Today's MLB starting lineups: July 24
Every lineup, every day, as they are made public by the clubs.
7/24/2014 | Pipeline preview: Owens, Berrios set to square off
In a rematch of the SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game, starting pitchers Henry Owens and Jose Berrios will face off in a more competitive environment as Double-A Portland visits New Britain.
7/24/2014 | Cespedes day to day with sprained thumb
Yoenis Cespedes exited Wednesday night's game against the Astros with a right thumb sprain. X-rays were negative and he is considered day to day.
7/24/2014 | That's one: Street gets first save for Angels
Huston Street doesn't have a nameplate above his locker yet, but he does have his first save as an Angel.
7/24/2014 | Angels have morphed into a monster team
The 60-40 Angels are a reminder that winning doesn't happen overnight, even when the blueprint is smart and the execution flawless. They're also a reminder that the best general managers find players here, there and everywhere.
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