7/18/2014 | Tulowitzki discusses future during All-Star break
At the All-Star Game festivities, Troy Tulowitzki held to his statement that it's unlikely anything would happen before the July 31 non-waiver Trade Deadline, and if there isn't a turnaround, he would talk to the Rockies at season's end.
7/18/2014 | Casali singles in first big league at-bat
Curt Casali arrived in Minneapolis on Friday and made his Major League debut as the Rays' starting catcher in Friday night's 6-2 win over the Twins.
7/18/2014 | Top prospect Buxton heating up at plate
Class A Advanced Fort Myers outfielder Byron Buxton -- ranked as the No. 1 prospect in the Minors by MLB.com -- went 2-for-5 with a solo home run on Thursday night, and has now hit safely in four straight games.
7/18/2014 | Tanaka optimistic of avoiding Tommy John surgery
Masahiro Tanaka was one of baseball's best stories over his 18 starts in the first half, and the Yankees right-hander is hopeful that he will be able to throw a few more pitches before the season is out.
7/18/2014 | Bourn easing into running in hamstring rehab
While the Indians opened their second-half schedule in Detroit on Friday, center fielder Michael Bourn stayed home in Cleveland to focus on his recovery from the latest setback involving his left hamstring.
7/18/2014 | Longo's big double helps Rays down Twins
Evan Longoria came through in the clutch, Alex Cobb looked like his old self and Ben Zobrist found his power stroke in a 6-2 Rays win over the Twins Friday night at Target Field.
7/18/2014 | Top prospect Sanchez could make debut out of bullpen
The Blue Jays could be priming top prospect Aaron Sanchez for a big league promotion after the right-hander was moved from the starting rotation to the bullpen at Triple-A Buffalo.
7/18/2014 | Lee ready to return for home series on Monday
What is the definition of a quality start? That depends on who you ask. For Cliff Lee, it's a start wearing a Phillies uniform. That means Monday night, when the Phils host the Giants at Citizens Bank Park in their first post-All-Star break series at home.
7/18/2014 | Martinez reports no setbacks in bullpen session
Right-hander Nick Martinez threw a bullpen session at Rogers Centre on Thursday night during a club workout and came out of it with no reported setbacks.
7/18/2014 | Giants plane diverted for Righetti's vertigo
Giants pitching coach Dave Righetti experienced a spell of vertigo related to a virus while en route to Miami on the team's chartered flight Thursday. The plane was diverted to Las Vegas so the 55-year-old could be taken to a hospital. He has since been discharged.
7/18/2014 | Holliday's bat backs Lynn's strong arm against LA
Behind Matt Holliday's power and Lance Lynn's power arm, the Cardinals, playing in front of 45,010 at Busch Stadium, returned to play with a 3-2 victory Friday night over the Dodgers, who entered the night with a National League-leading 54 wins.
7/18/2014 | 2014 Hall of Fame class has distinct Chicago feel
Hall of Famers Greg Maddux, Tony La Russa and Frank Thomas all launched their careers in Chicago, spending a combined 32 years with the Cubs or White Sox.
7/18/2014 | Gattis gets first work behind the plate in Minors
Evan Gattis (back) saw his first action behind the plate in more than three weeks, catching five innings for Triple-A Gwinnett on Friday night as part of his current rehab assignment. He finished 0-for-2 with a groundout and a flyout.
7/18/2014 | All-Star spotlight suits Stanton just right
Being among the stars is something Giancarlo Stanton can certainly get used to. The Marlins' slugger, who wowed with his 510-foot blast in Monday night's Gillette Home Run Derby, enjoyed the All-Star festivities this week at Target Field in Minneapolis so much, he's talked about being hungry for more appearances in the Midsummer Classic.
7/18/2014 | Gordon returns to lineup, ready to go vs. Sox
Left fielder Alex Gordon didn't play in the All-Star Game, but he was back in the Royals' lineup on Friday night against the Red Sox. Gordon missed the entire four-game series against the Tigers before the break because of a sprained right wrist.
7/18/2014 | Cole throws bullpen session, awaits evaluation
Gerrit Cole threw a 30-pitch bullpen session Wednesday, and the Pirates are going to evaluate the right-hander before deciding on a rehab plan of action.
7/18/2014 | Tweaked stance pays off immediately for Harper
There's no place like home. Just ask Bryce Harper. The Nationals outfielder returned to Las Vegas during the All-Star break to spend some much-anticipated time with his family. He arrived on Sunday and left on Thursday.
7/18/2014 | Red Sox hoping to activate Victorino from DL
Boston manager John Farrell said if everything goes well for outfielder Shane Victorino on Friday night in his second consecutive game for Triple-A Pawtucket, the outfielder will be activated from the disabled list on Saturday.
7/18/2014 | Lohse limits damage to lead Brewers past Nats
Friday's 4-2 win at Nationals Park marked a good start to the second half. Scooter Gennett and Khris Davis homered -- again -- off Washington ace Stephen Strasburg, and Kyle Lohse practiced damage control over seven innings to match Wily Peralta's team-best 10th victory.
7/18/2014 | Clutch two-out knocks lift Braves to open second half
In a tight race with the Nationals atop the NL East, the Braves opened up the second half playing postseason-minded baseball. Atlanta tallied nine two-out hits in a 6-4 win against the Phillies on Friday night at Turner Field.
7/18/2014 | CC to have season-ending surgery on right knee
CC Sabathia's season is over. The Yankees left-hander has been scheduled to have arthroscopic debridement surgery on his right knee, in the hopes of correcting an issue that limited the workhorse to just eight starts this year.
7/18/2014 | Gomes delivers in pinch with blast to best KC
Pinch-hitter Jonny Gomes followed suit after Xander Bogaerts' two-run blast in a decisive sixth inning as the Red Sox rallied for a 5-4 win over the Royals on Friday night at Fenway Park.
7/18/2014 | Segura: 'I feel I need to get back to work'
Brewers shortstop Jean Segura was back on the field Friday, where he felt he where he felt he needed to be, one week after the death of his 9-month-old son.
7/18/2014 | Padres call up infielder Nelson from Triple-A El Paso
The Padres added some versatility to their big league roster -- someone with Major League experience as well -- when they selected infielder Chris Nelson from Triple-A El Paso.
7/18/2014 | Rodriguez called up to combat Cards' lefty hitters
The Dodgers added to their bullpen depth on Friday by recalling Paco Rodriguez from Triple-A Albuquerque. Rodriguez made the Dodgers' Opening Day roster and he has notched a 6.43 ERA in two stints with Los Angeles this season. Rodriguez had a 4.56 ERA in 29 appearances for Albuquerque this season.
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