7/18/2014 | Midsummer Classic: All-Star Game posts big numbers
The 2014 Major League Baseball All-Star Game and its surrounding festivities posted big numbers, as fans consumed the event and connected with the best baseball players in the world in countless ways.
7/18/2014 | Fedde agrees, but no deal with second-rounder
The Nationals and their top Draft pick, right-hander Erick Fedde, agreed to terms worth $2,511,100, according to MLB.com's Jim Callis.
7/18/2014 | Astros, top pick Aiken unable to reach deal
Cathedral Catholic High (San Diego) pitcher Brady Aiken did not come to terms with the Astros after a post-Draft physical raised concerns on the team's part about the ulnar collateral ligament in his left elbow.
7/18/2014 | With Lee added, Tribe has flexibility of 10 relievers
Indians manager Terry Francona continues to stretch the limits of traditional thinking for a Major League bullpen. Prior to Friday's game in Detroit, Cleveland recalled right-hander C.C. Lee from Triple-A Columbus. The Tribe now has 10 relief arms available out of the 'pen.
7/18/2014 | Braves decide to cut ties with Uggla
The Braves informed Dan Uggla that he was being given his unconditional release during a Friday afternoon meeting at Turner Field.
7/18/2014 | Twins activate Santana, option Herrmann to Triple-A
The Twins activated Danny Santana from the disabled list on Friday, welcoming the infielder/outfielder back after recovering from a bone bruise on his left knee.The Twins optioned backup catcher and outfielder Chris Herrmann to Triple-A Rochester to make room for Santana on the active roster.
7/18/2014 | One small step for man, four MLB moon-landing facts
Forty-five years ago, at 11:56 p.m. ET on July 20, 1969, Neil Armstrong became the first man to set foot on the moon. He said, "That's one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind," was followed by astronaut teammates Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin and Michael Collins, and they helped change human history. There were things happening that day on the surface of Earth, too, such as 20 teams in action in Major League Baseball.
7/18/2014 | Padres haven't contacted D-backs about Towers
Despite speculation that D-backs general manager and former Padres GM Kevin Towers could be headed for a reunion with his old team, Padres executive chairman Ron Fowler said the two clubs have not been in contact.
7/18/2014 | Zimmermann likely to avoid DL stint
Nationals right-hander Jordan Zimmermann will not go on the disabled list after suffering a right biceps strain last Friday against the Phillies, according to a baseball source. The All-Star break allowed Zimmermann to rest his arm, and he was able to work out with the Nats on Thursday.
7/18/2014 | Tigers, Lakeland extend partnership through 2036
The longest-running partnership between a Major League team and a Spring Training home will reach a 100th season. The Tigers and the City of Lakeland, Fla., announced an agreement on Friday that will keep the team in the city through 2036.
7/18/2014 | Angels reach deal with top pick Newcomb
The Angels agreed to terms Friday with first-round Draft pick Sean Newcomb, just hours before the deadline to do so.
7/18/2014 | Visions of 20: Milestone in reach for hurlers
As the 2014 season starts up again after the All-Star Game, there are 21 pitchers already halfway to the milestone of 20 victories, and we're only a little more than halfway through the season.
7/18/2014 | Mariners lefty Paxton returns from injury
James Paxton, the Mariners' No. 3 prospect, landed on the disabled list due to a strained lat muscle in early April. The left-hander returned to the mound Thursday to make a rehab start for Short- Season Everett.
7/18/2014 | Pipeline Inbox: Would a combine have affected Aiken?
If MLB had some sort of predraft medical combine, and teams would have known about Brady Aiken's elbow anomaly in advance, where would he have ended up going in the Draft? Jim Callis responds to this question and more about baseball's top prospects.
7/18/2014 | Pipeline preview: Big Apple prospects to square off
A few years from now, Yankees' No. 1 prospect Gary Sanchez and Mets' No. 4 prospect Brandon Nimmo could be playing leading roles in New York. For now, however, both are in the Eastern League, Sanchez catching for Double-A Trenton and Nimmo patrolling the outfield for Binghamton. The pair will meet on Friday on the second game of a four-game set.
7/18/2014 | Cards have what it takes to overcome obstacles
Even with the setbacks and questions the first half brought, St. Louis still has the makeup to provide answers for another postseason run.
7/18/2014 | Richards says thanks, but Weaver is still the ace
Angels right-hander Garrett Richards is 11-2 and sits among the American League leaders in several categories, but he has a message for those anointing him the Angels' new ace: Not so fast.
7/18/2014 | Today's MLB starting lineups: July 18
Every lineup, every day, as they are made public by the clubs.
7/18/2014 | What to watch for in the second half
Today is our Opening Day, Part Deux, our return to normalcy, and here's a list of some of the best things to look for in the second half of the season.
7/18/2014 | Daniels: Club not rushing Holland's recovery
If the Rangers weren't struggling mightily this season, left-hander Derek Holland could have potentially returned to the club already. General manager Jon Daniels said Holland, who underwent left knee surgery in the offseason, is expected to rejoin the rotation by late August.
7/18/2014 | Twins prospect Stewart in command at A ball
Right-hander Kohl Stewart, the Twins' No. 4 prospect, threw five scoreless innings Thursday as Class A Cedar Rapids defeated Lake County. Stewart, ranked No. 32 on MLBPipeline.com's Top 100 Prospects list, didn't allow a runner to advance past second base in the win.
7/17/2014 | Bryant pads MiLB lead as Cubs 'Big 3' all homer
Javier Baez, Kris Bryant and Addison Russell, the Cubs' top three prospects, all homered Thursday. Bryant moved into first by himself with his 32nd in the Minors this season. He had been tied with Futures Game MVP Joey Gallo, the Rangers' No. 2 prospect.
7/17/2014 | In 20th big league season, Hawkins never better
LaTroy Hawkins, 41, is among the game's elite relievers this season despite operating in a little house of horrors for pitchers called Coors Field. He is on the verge of becoming just the 15th pitcher ever to appear in 1,000 games, and he has never been better. This only makes sense if you know about Hawkins' difficult baseball journey.
7/17/2014 | Diaz tosses six innings of three-hit ball at Class A
Right-hander Edwin Diaz, the Mariners' No. 4 prospect, threw six scoreless innings Thursday as Class A Clinton shut out Great Lakes, 5-0. He struck out eight batters and faced just two hitters above the minimum.
7/17/2014 | Gattis pleased with first test in Triple-A rehab
Braves catcher Evan Gattis played the first game of his rehab assignment with Triple-A Gwinnett pain-free on Thursday night. He went 0-for-4 as he works to regain his timing after an absence of nearly three weeks.
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