7/23/2014 | Back spasms keeping Machado on bench
Manny Machado was out of the lineup again on Wednesday , as he's still dealing with the back spasms that crept up during Tuesday's batting practice.
7/23/2014 | O's get extra Draft pick thanks to lottery
The lottery for next year's competitive balance picks was held in New York on Wednesday, and the O's received the fifth selection in Group B, which is immediately after the second round.
7/23/2014 | Papi sets record for HRs by visitor at Rogers Centre
With his three-run blast in the top of the first inning against the Blue Jays on Wednesday night, David Ortiz passed Alex Rodriguez for the most homers by a visiting hitter at Rogers Centre.
7/23/2014 | Cobb notches first big league hit with RBI double
Rays starter Alex Cobb sent a fastball down the first-base line Wednesday and jogged into second base for his first Major League hit.
7/23/2014 | Rangers challenge caught stealing to no avail
Alex Rios was back in the lineup on Wednesday after missing three games with a sprained right ankle. He immediately tested the ankle in the first inning, and ended up provoking a replay review.
7/23/2014 | Olt sent to Triple-A to work on hitting stroke
Mike Olt told Cubs officials he got into some bad habits at the plate, and on Wednesday, he was headed to Triple-A Iowa to try to get back on track.
7/23/2014 | Soler, Almora earn Minor League promotions
Jorge Soler told the Cubs he's on a mission to get to the big leagues, and the Cuban outfielder is now one step closer to fulfilling that.
7/23/2014 | Rizzo comes through for courageous young fan
When Anthony Rizzo crossed home plate after hitting his 24th, and then his 25th home run, he touched his fingers to his lips and then pointed to the sky. It was a message to a 22-year-old cancer patient whom the Cubs first baseman had met earlier in the day.
7/23/2014 | After playing in 59 straight, Holt gets breather
Brock Holt, who led the American League with 533 innings in the field since his May 17 recall from Triple-A, was not in the starting lineup Wednesday as the Red Sox faced the Blue Jays.
7/23/2014 | Phillies to give others playing time over Howard
Ryan Howard is struggling through arguably the worst season of his career, following two injury-riddled seasons, and Phillies manager Ryne Sandberg is ready to look at other options at first base, something unimaginable just a few years ago.
7/23/2014 | Solarte makes Padres debut at second base
Fresh off the trade wire, Yangervis Solarte made his Padres debut on Wednesday night against the Cubs, hitting fifth and playing second base.
7/23/2014 | Maddon sets rotation for Red Sox series
The Rays' rotation for their weekend series against Boston has been set. Due to the All-Star break and an abundance of off-days, the weekend's starters had been uncertain until Rays manager Joe Maddon laid out the team's plan Wednesday in St. Louis.
7/23/2014 | Rays aware of playoff positioning, trade talk
As the non-waiver Trade Deadline fast approaches, there is no escaping the chatter and speculation for the Rays. Tampa Bay holds the top pitching commodity in left-hander David Price, and with the Rays' recent play, they have a dilemma, too.
7/23/2014 | Pirates place Marte on disabled list, recall Morel
The Pirates placed Starling Marte on the 7-day concussion disabled list Wednesday, five days after Marte took a 93-mph fastball off the helmet. Infielder Brent Morel was promoted from Triple-A Indianapolis to take Marte's roster spot.
7/23/2014 | New acquisitions lead Padres past Cubs
Two new acquisitions propelled the Padres to an 8-3 win over the Cubs on a chilly Wednesday night in front of 30,718 at Wrigley Field. Yangervis Solarte and Jeff Francoeur, who each woke up in different time zones on Tuesday, reached base five times in a combined eight at-bats with three hits, two walks, three runs scored and two RBIs.
7/23/2014 | Peavy aware of trade talks, but focus is on field
Jake Peavy is trying not to let all the trade talk affect his performance on the mound, but the Red Sox right-hander is aware his name is frequently mentioned as the July 31 non-waiver Trade Deadline approaches.
7/23/2014 | Griffey visits Atlanta, watches Stanton BP in awe
Ken Griffey Jr. certainly has seen his share of imposing sluggers. But the big league legend has never witnessed anything quite like Marlins All-Star Giancarlo Stanton. One of the greats of his era, Griffey spent quality time with Stanton at Turner Field on Wednesday.
7/23/2014 | Valdespin, Solano trying to shore up second base
The Marlins are exploring second-base options on the trade market. As the front office surveys the market, two candidates on the roster are currently making the most of their opportunities.
7/23/2014 | Cishek shows he can hold runners on base
Holding runners close on first base usually isn't Steve Cishek's highest priority. On Tuesday night, in the Marlins' 6-5 win over the Braves at Turner Field, it became one.
7/23/2014 | Belt having trouble shaking concussion
First baseman Brandon Belt's slow recovery from a concussion is beginning to worry the Giants.
7/23/2014 | Dickey not sharp, but aided by bats in comeback win
R.A. Dickey finally got some run support as Ryan Goins hit a key RBI triple and Jose Bautista homered in the Blue Jays' 6-4 victory over the Red Sox on Wednesday night at Rogers Centre.
7/23/2014 | Miller set to return to rotation against Cubs
Shelby Miller's brief transfer to the bullpen has concluded, as the Cardinals announced on Wednesday that Miller will return to the rotation on Saturday to face the Cubs. Concurrent with Miller's transition back to starting, Carlos Martinez will shift to the bullpen, where he is immediately ready for use.
7/23/2014 | Greenwood impresses, but optioned to Triple-A
To make room for Kevin Siegrist's activation from the disabled list, the Cardinals optioned Nick Greenwood to Triple-A Memphis, where the lefty will pitch out of the bullpen but also remain stretched out in case the club has a later need for a long reliever.
7/23/2014 | Cardinals land Competitive Balance Lottery pick
The Cardinals netted an extra pick in the 2015 First-Year Player Draft through Wednesday's Competitive Balance Lottery, which was introduced in the 2011 Collective Bargaining Agreement as a way to give small-market and low-revenue teams the chance to earn one of 12 extra picks.
7/23/2014 | Rehabbing Cole throws sim game without issue
Gerrit Cole's second and more cautious rehab process of the season saw its first simulated game Wednesday at PNC Park. The hard-throwing righty tossed 70 pitches and said he wasn't bothered by the tight right lat that put him on the disabled list earlier this month.
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