7/23/2014 | Maybin suspended 25 games for amphetamines
Padres outfielder Cameron Maybin received a 25-game suspension without pay on Wednesday after testing positive for an amphetamine in violation of Major League Baseball's Joint Drug Prevention and Treatment Program.
7/23/2014 | Nats expect rest to cure Werth's sore knee
After a long night of chasing extra-base hits deep into the expansive corner of right field, Jayson Werth woke up with a sore right knee Wednesday.
7/23/2014 | Santos clears waivers, headed to Triple-A
Sergio Santos cleared waivers on Wednesday afternoon and will be assigned to Triple-A Buffalo.
7/23/2014 | deGrom making surprising case for NL ROY
After Jacob deGrom reeled off seven more strong innings in Tuesday's win over the Mariners, Mets manager Terry Collins noted that deGrom has "numbers to match up any rookie in the league."
7/23/2014 | Competitive Balance Lottery pays out 12 Draft picks
The order of the 2015 First-Year Player Draft began to take shape Wednesday when the Competitive Balance Lottery was held at the Commissioner's Office in New York. This year, the Marlins won the lottery and will receive the first pick of Competitive Balance Round A, which is held immediately after the Draft's first round. The Marlins will be followed by the Rockies, Cardinals, Brewers, Padres and Indians.
7/23/2014 | Colon flirts with perfection as Mets down M's
Bartolo Colon has defied the odds in his late-career renaissance, and right now the Mets are reaping the spoils. Taking a perfect game into the seventh inning Wednesday at Safeco Field, Colon settled for 7 1/3 strong innings in a 3-2 win over the Mariners with the July 31 non-waiver Trade Deadline -- and all its implications -- looming over him.
7/23/2014 | Phils activate Ruiz from DL, recall Aumont
After Carlos Ruiz missed almost a month because of a concussion, the Phillies reinstated the catcher from the disabled list Wednesday. The Phillies also recalled right-hander Phillippe Aumont from Triple-A Lehigh Valley following Tuesday's 14-inning loss to the Giants.
7/23/2014 | Tigers flex muscles, erupt to pull away from D-backs
Propelled by a five-run fourth and a four-run eighth, Detroit beat down Arizona at Chase Field.
7/23/2014 | Strained right hamstring forces Zimmerman to DL
The Nationals on Wednesday placed Ryan Zimmerman on the 15-day disabled list with a strained right hamstring and recalled infielder Zach Walters from Triple-A Syracuse to take his spot.
7/23/2014 | Nats place Zimmerman on DL, recall Walters
Just as the Nationals were beginning to experience life with a fully healthy lineup, Ryan Zimmerman headed back to the disabled list Wednesday with what has been deemed a "substantial" right hamstring strain.
7/23/2014 | Johnson lands on DL as Yanks call up Leroux
The Yankees placed infielder-outfielder Kelly Johnson on the 15-day disabled list on Wednesday with a Grade 1 strain of his left groin. He sustained the injury while running out a 10th-inning ground ball in the Yankees' victory over the Rangers on Tuesday. With the Yankees in need of pitching help after Tuesday's extra-inning affair, right-hander Chris Leroux had his contract selected from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.
7/23/2014 | Aramis reaches 2,000-game milestone
Before playing the 2,000th game of his Major League career on Wednesday, Brewers third baseman Aramis Ramirez said definitively for the first time that he intends to keep going.
7/23/2014 | Cozart still bothered by swollen right hand
The first two fingers on Reds shortstop Zack Cozart's right hand still resembled a Wisconsin bratwurst on Wednesday morning.
7/23/2014 | Negron OK after being struck in head by pickoff
Reds backup infielder Kristopher Negron was fortunate he wasn't seriously hurt on Tuesday when a pickoff throw hit him in the head.
7/23/2014 | Hosmer exits early after returning to lineup
First baseman Eric Hosmer was back in -- and back out -- of the Royals' lineup during Wednesday's 2-1 win over the White Sox.
7/23/2014 | Butler starts on bench, but fills in late
Rarely has Billy Butler been out of the Royals' starting lineup, especially against a left-handed pitcher, but that was the case on Wednesday. Butler began the game on the bench, but came in to pinch-hit in the eighth.
7/23/2014 | Royals reportedly interested in Bastardo
Left-handed reliever Antonio Bastardo of the Phillies is drawing interest from the Royals and other clubs, according to reporter Jim Salisbury of CSNPhilly.com.
7/23/2014 | Injured Gibson aims to return to rotation Saturday
Right-hander Kyle Gibson, who was scratched from his scheduled start on Wednesday with back stiffness, said his back is feeling better, and the Twins are hopeful he'll be up to speed on Saturday.
7/23/2014 | Nolasco throws as he works through elbow strain
Right-hander Ricky Nolasco has been playing catch from 150 feet, and he is scheduled to throw a bullpen session on Sunday, Twins general manager Terry Ryan said Wednesday.
7/23/2014 | Padres promote Francoeur from Triple-A
The Padres on Wednesday will add veteran outfielder Jeff Francoeur to the 25-man roster, selecting the contract of the 30-year-old outfielder from Triple-A El Paso.
7/23/2014 | Eppler interviews again for Padres' GM vacancy
The Padres had their second interview with Yankees assistant general manager Billy Eppler on Wednesday for their general manager vacancy. Eppler had his first interview with team on July 3.
7/23/2014 | Bourn back to running as he rehabs left hamstring
The next step for Michael Bourn is running without pain in his left hamstring. Cleveland's speedy outfielder has been out of commission since re-injuring the hammy on July 5, an ailment that forced him to have surgery last year and kept him out of games earlier this season.
7/23/2014 | Masterson throws bullpen before last start in Minors
Justin Masterson's short stay in Minnesota was simply to let him get a bullpen session in with pitching coach Mickey Callaway. Masterson will fly back to Columbus on Thursday and make one more start at the Triple-A level before the team decides he's ready for Major League hitters.
7/23/2014 | Indians recall infield prospect Ramirez, option House
The Indians on Wednesday recalled infielder Jose Ramirez from Triple-A Columbus and optioned rookie southpaw T.J. House to Columbus.
7/23/2014 | Samardzija reinvents himself to become elite pitcher
Now that the speculation about Jeff Samardzija's fate is over and the hoopla over his move to Oakland (and ensuing All-Star Game awkwardness) has died down, it's helpful to explore just what all the fuss is about in the first place.
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