7/21/2014 | Peralta likely to be sidelined with flu-like symptoms
Rays reliever Joel Peralta believes he's headed to the disabled list for the first time in his career due to symptoms that resemble those of the Chikungunya virus.
7/21/2014 | Rangers activate Adduci from DL, option West
Jim Adduci was activated from the disabled list on Monday and immediately added to the Rangers' lineup against the Yankees, starting in left field. Manager Ron Washington said Adduci will be used both in the outfield and at first base.
7/21/2014 | Club designates Santos, hasn't explored trade options
The Sergio Santos era in Toronto could be coming to an end after the Blue Jays announced Monday afternoon that he had been designated for assignment. Major League teams have until Wednesday to claim Santos and the prorated amount of his $3.75 million salary. If Santos clears waivers, the Blue Jays will be able to send him to Triple-A Buffalo.
7/21/2014 | Kershaw residing in exclusive company
When the Cardinals' Peter Bourjos launched his game-tying two-run homer Sunday night in St. Louis in front of a national television audience, it came against a pitcher who is not just great for his time, but for all time: Mr. Clayton Kershaw.
7/21/2014 | Cardinals among most defensively improved teams
Much of general manager John Mozeliak's work last offseason was done with an eye on defense, and while a final grade can't be handed out 99 games into the 2014 season, the Cardinals have already distinguished themselves among the most defensively improved teams in the Majors.
7/21/2014 | Phillies activate Lee amid flurry of roster moves
The Phillies made a series of roster moves Monday, highlighted by Cliff Lee being activated from the disabled list.
7/21/2014 | Uggla signed by Giants to Minor League deal
The Giants, who signed Dan Uggla to a Minor League contract Monday, hope that a change of scenery will help him regain the form that once made him one of the game's most formidable slugging infielders.
7/21/2014 | PLAY teaches youth negative effects of steroids
Brian Parker knows the ill effects performance-enhancing drugs can have, and that is why he, along with the Pirates' training staff and closer Mark Melancon, stressed the negative effects of steroid use to a group of 120 children Monday morning at PNC Park as part of the national PLAY (Promoting a Lifestyle of Activity for Youth) campaign that sets out to raise awareness in children's health issues.
7/21/2014 | Pitching strategy varies to yield best results
Those participating in the Official Mini Fantasy Game of MLB.com from DraftKings have to optimize a semi-uncommon lineup in the world of daily fantasy baseball: one that requires two starting pitchers. As 20 percent of your lineup is pitching, picking good arms is absolutely vital in the Official Mini Fantasy Game of MLB.com. To do so, here are several general approaches you can use, along with when they're most appropriate.
7/21/2014 | Elbow inflammation sends Cain to disabled list
The Giants placed right-hander Matt Cain on the 15-day disabled list Monday with right elbow inflammation amid a flurry of roster moves.
7/21/2014 | Uecker recalls life-saving moment at Wrigley
A game at Wrigley Field may have saved Bob Uecker's life. The Brewers broadcaster doesn't remember the exact day, but he does recall that he was in the radio booth at Wrigley in September 2009, covering a game between Chicago and Milwaukee. Ryan Theriot was the batter, and Uecker said that suddenly, he couldn't see.
7/21/2014 | Bautista battles adversity in hopes of postseason
The .525 winning percentage the Blue Jays carried at the end of 2010, the year of Jose Bautista's 54-homer breakout, might be enough for a Wild Card spot, the way this strange 2014 season is unfolding. But at the time, it was good only for fourth place in the loaded American League East.
7/21/2014 | Buxton, Sampson are Pipeline Prospects of the Week
Throughout the season, the MLBPipeline.com staff will name Pipeline Prospects of the Week -- one hitter and one pitcher who excelled over the previous seven days. This week, baseball's top prospect Byron Buxton took the award for hitters, while Pirates No. 19 prospect Adrian Sampson won for pitchers.
7/21/2014 | Martin helps to defuse threats on basepaths for Bucs
There's no question a catcher can change the momentum of an inning when he throws out a would-be base stealer, and Russell Martin is one of the best in the business when it comes to that particular skill. In fact, in a little more than a season and a half as a Pittsburgh Pirate, he's gunned down more than 40 runners attempting to steal (44 through July 19) to lead the Majors in that department.
7/21/2014 | Clean, sober and matured, Jeffress back with Crew
Seeking a second wind, the Brewers will take a second look at a onetime top prospect. The team has purchased from Triple-A Nashville the contract of right-handed reliever Jeremy Jeffress.
7/21/2014 | Melvin, A's one of game's most successful unions
A's manager Bob Melvin has the respect of his peers, of his players and the media. What really underscores Melvin's strength in the dugout, however, is he has the respect of the A's front office, too.
7/21/2014 | Nadel a true renaissance man
Those who have had the pleasure of getting to know Rangers broadcaster Eric Nadel -- even casually -- away from the baseball microphone have come to learn that broadcasting is only one of many things that consume his time.
7/21/2014 | MLB Notebook: Gray could match Bender's July
Since 1914, no Athletics pitcher has managed a July that matched Chief Bender in wins (six) and winning percentage (1.000) while bettering him in ERA, but in 2014, as Oakland pursues its third consecutive American League West title, Sonny Gray has chance to do just that.
7/21/2014 | Today's MLB starting lineups: July 21
Every lineup, every day, as they are made public by the clubs.
7/21/2014 | Miller Park ready for game after restaurant fire
An overnight kitchen fire at one of the restaurants at Miller Park has left some parts of the ballpark damaged, but the team says "most of the operations and fan accommodations will be back to normal" in time for Monday night's game against the Reds.
7/21/2014 | Odorizzi set for return to Busch, this time on the mound
Jake Odorizzi grew up in Highland, Ill., and like everyone he knew, he rooted for the Cardinals. On Tuesday, Odorizzi's family and friends, who "could be anywhere from 100 to 500," will look on as he gets the ball in Tampa Bay's series opener against the Cards, his first career start in St. Louis.
7/21/2014 | Padres have chips on the table as Deadline approaches
When the Padres return to Petco Park on July 29 from their seven-game road trip, there's a chance their 25-man roster could look a lot different than when they left town Monday. The Padres figure to be active before the July 31 non-waiver Trade Deadline. In fact, they already have been.
7/20/2014 | The Week Ahead: Amid trade talk, intrigue is on field
Monday brings us the first full seven-day slate of Major League Baseball following the All-Star break. Or, if you're looking for a simple explanation, a Week Ahead that promises the very best of pennant races and perhaps a few players in new uniforms.
7/20/2014 | Emotions stoked after Hanley hit twice; X-rays negative
Dodgers shortstop Hanley Ramirez had to leave Sunday night's game at Busch Stadium in the ninth inning after being hit by a Trevor Rosenthal pitch on the left hand.
7/20/2014 | Adrian gives Dodgers finale win over Cardinals
Adrian Gonzalez drove in the game-winning run with a two-out single in the ninth inning as the Dodgers slipped past the Cardinals, 4-3, on Sunday night to avoid a three-game sweep at Busch Stadium. Clayton Kershaw struck out eight over seven innings for a no-decision.
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