7/23/2014 | Alvarez out of lineup due to knee injury
Pedro Alvarez was not in the Pirates' starting lineup Wednesday, one day after tweaking his left knee while running the bases.
7/23/2014 | After back-to-back starts, Gattis gets a breather
Now that Evan Gattis has returned from the disabled list, the Braves will make every attempt to prevent him from encountering further back discomfort. So after handling the starting catching duties the previous two days, Gattis rested during Wednesday night's game against the Marlins
7/23/2014 | De La Rosa's 11-K gem helps Rockies halt slide
It took a combination of synchronized high-socks, a pregame standoff, a ninth-inning nailbiter and left-hander Jorge De La Rosa's best game of the season, but on Wednesday, the Rockies finally busted their slump. De La Rosa struck out 11 Nationals -- all swinging -- in the Rockies' 6-4 win at Coors Field to put a stop to their seven-game losing streak.
7/23/2014 | Cobb dominates as Rays finish perfect road swing
Alex Cobb has said that he continues to search for the groove with which he enjoyed much success last season. The right-hander appeared to have settled in Wednesday night, as he capped a perfect five-game road trip for the Rays, providing offense while outdueling the Cards Lance Lynn for a 3-0 win in front of 43,564 at Busch Stadium.
7/23/2014 | Encarnacion, Lind may not need rehab stints
The Blue Jays have contemplated the idea of activating Adam Lind and Edwin Encarnacion from the 15-day disabled list without putting them on a rehab assignment.
7/23/2014 | Minor assures Fredi there's no injury behind struggles
As his struggles have extended over the past six weeks, Mike Minor has created reason to wonder if he has been hiding an injury. The Braves left-hander contended he was healthy when asked after allowing 10 hits in a season-low three innings in a 6-5 loss to the Marlins on Tuesday night. But that did not stop Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez from approaching Minor about his health on Wednesday afternoon.
7/23/2014 | Varvaro to paternity list; Schlosser up as long man
The Braves placed Anthony Varvaro on the paternity list Wednesday as the reliever's wife was set to give birth to the couple's second child. Varvaro is allowed up to three days off, but he will likely return sooner than that.
7/23/2014 | Puig takes extra BP, may return on Friday
Dodgers All-Star outfielder Yasiel Puig took extra batting practice Wednesday and could return to the lineup Friday night when the Dodgers open a showdown series in San Francisco.
7/23/2014 | Mattingly plans on keeping Beckett in rotation
The Dodgers haven't announced their starting rotation beyond the weekend series in San Francisco, but manager Don Mattingly said Josh Beckett will remain in it.
7/23/2014 | Phillies keeping tabs on Tigers prospects
Phillies scouts are pretty much everywhere these days, watching Minor League prospects from every team that might be a trade partner before the July 31 non-waiver Trade Deadline. The Phillies had a scout at Double- A Erie on Wednesday afternoon to watch Tigers right-hander Jake Thompson and possibly others.
7/23/2014 | McCann feeling comfortable at first base
It probably wasn't the two games spent scooping throws in a long-ago high school tournament, but for whatever reason, playing a little bit of first base seems to be agreeing with Brian McCann.
7/23/2014 | CC expected to be ready for Spring Training
CC Sabathia had arthroscopic debridement surgery performed on his right knee on Wednesday, and the left-hander is expected to be ready for next year's Yankees Spring Training.
7/23/2014 | Simulated game next step for rehabbing Pineda
Michael Pineda is continuing to move along the comeback trail. The right-hander was scheduled to throw a simulated game on Wednesday, a notable step as he attempts to return to a big league mound.
7/23/2014 | Rios: Trade talk doesn't affect play on field
Trade talks surrounding Alex Rios were quiet for a few days while he was dealing with a sprained right ankle. But they should pick up again with a week to go before the Trade Deadline now that he was back in the lineup on Wednesday night.
7/23/2014 | Despite relief appearance, Tepesch still on for Friday
The Rangers are still expecting Nick Tepesch to start on Friday against the Athletics even though he was used in relief in the 14th inning on Tuesday night. Tepesch only threw 12 pitches, but he also had a bullpen session before the game in preparation for Friday's start.
7/23/2014 | Soria offers no excuses for blown save vs. Yanks
Rangers closer Joakim Soria suffered his second blown save of the season on Tuesday night after he entered the game in the 13th inning with a 1-0 lead. He gave up a leadoff double to Brett Gardner and a one-out single to Jacoby Ellsbury. The Rangers ended up losing in 14 innings.
7/23/2014 | Phelps, Yanks take rain-shortened win over Rangers
David Phelps hurled five strong innings and Brett Gardner homered as the Yankees defeated the Rangers, 2-1, in a rain-shortened game on Wednesday night at Yankee Stadium.
7/23/2014 | Liriano cruises past LA after Bucs break out early
The air around PNC Park cooled dramatically Wednesday night. But matters heated up between the foul lines. While an odd weather front dropped afternoon mid-80s temperatures into the upper 60s, the Pirates were dropping the Dodgers, 6-1.
7/23/2014 | Springer placed on DL to rest left quad strain
The Astros placed outfielder George Springer on the 15-day disabled list Wednesday with a left quad strain. Marc Krauss has been recalled from Triple-A Oklahoma City to take Springer's spot on the roster.
7/23/2014 | Tejada OK after getting hit in helmet
The baseball scuff on Ruben Tejada's batting helmet offered a tangible reminder of how lucky he was. In a frightening moment during Wednesday's 3-2 Mets win over the Mariners, Tejada crumpled to the ground after a 94-mph Taijuan Walker fastball struck him in the helmet.
7/23/2014 | Moose knocks ball loose to score winning run
Mike Moustakas slid into catcher Tyler Flowers, knocking the ball from his mitt, and scored the deciding run in the Royals' 2-1 victory over the Chicago White Sox on Wednesday at U.S. Cellular Field. James Shields tossed seven innings of one-run ball, striking out seven.
7/23/2014 | Ryan set for long overdue trip to Hall inductions
It's been 15 years since Nolan Ryan was inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame along with George Brett and Robin Yount. Ryan hasn't been back for an induction ceremony since. He's headed to Cooperstown, N.Y., this weekend. It is, he said, a trip long overdue.
7/23/2014 | Lohse, Reynolds spearhead Crew's sweep of Reds
Kyle Lohse allowed just one run in 6 2/3 innings and Mark Reynolds hit a pair of home runs as the Brewers downed the Reds, 5-1, on Wednesday at Miller Park.
7/23/2014 | Gibson: 'Taste' of big leagues would help Bradley
D-backs manager Kirk Gibson said a taste of the big leagues at some point this year would help top prospect Archie Bradley in 2015, but that it's too soon to say when, or if, that will happen.
7/23/2014 | Martinez hampered by upper quad discomfort
Outfielder J.D. Martinez was out of the lineup for the rubber game against the D-backs on Wednesday due to an upper quad injury, manager Brad Ausmus said. Martinez felt the injury after hitting a single in the top of the eighth inning of Tuesday's game.
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