7/29/2014 | Out of lineup, Werth says ankle injury not serious
Nationals right fielder Jayson Werth was not in Tuesday night's starting lineup against the Marlins because of a sprained right ankle that he injured the previous night.
7/29/2014 | Upgrades on way? Blue Jays watching, waiting
There's a different kind of uncertainty inside the Blue Jays' clubhouse as Thursday's 4 p.m. ET non-waiver Trade Deadline rapidly approaches.
7/29/2014 | Ubaldo turns in successful first rehab outing
Ubaldo Jimenez made his first rehab start for Class A short-season Aberdeen on Tuesday, going 4 2/3 innings. The Orioles' right-hander could make another start for a higher affiliate next week as he continues to work his way back from a right ankle injury.
7/29/2014 | Parra has stiff back; Ondrusek progressing
Reds lefty reliever Manny Parra is dealing with back stiffness, and righty reliever Logan Ondrusek -- on the disabled list since July 22 -- has resumed a throwing program.
7/29/2014 | Rangers could trade lefty Cotts, or re-sign him
The Rangers continue to field trade calls on relief pitcher Neal Cotts, but there were no indications that something would get done before the 3 p.m. CT Thursday non-waiver Trade Deadline. Another option could be preferable to the Rangers. They are considering the possibility of re-signing Cotts, who could be a free agent after the season.
7/29/2014 | Pineda set to make rehab start this weekend
The last time Michael Pineda was healthy enough to face a lineup, he was wearing a smudge of pine tar on his neck, an offense that got the right-hander ejected from an April 23 start at Fenway Park.
7/29/2014 | Cain to see Andrews about right elbow
The Giants' concern about Matt Cain's health became evident Tuesday as the club acknowledged that the three-time All-Star will visit noted orthopedist Dr. James Andrews on Wednesday to obtain a second opinion on the condition of the right-hander's throwing arm.
7/29/2014 | Seven-run sixth helps Yanks hold off Rangers
The Yankees erupted for their biggest inning of the season on Tuesday night, sending 11 men to the plate in a seven-run sixth inning. It could have been a laugher, but instead they had to hang on for a 12-11 victory over the Rangers at Globe Life Park.
7/29/2014 | Springer takes BP as rookie nears return from DL
Rookie outfielder George Springer, who hasn't played since July 19 because of a left quad strain, took batting practice on the field Tuesday for the first time since he was injured.
7/29/2014 | Miggy hits fourth, plays third
For just the fifth time this season, Miguel Cabrera was not in his usual No. 3 spot in the Tigers' batting order on Tuesday night.
7/29/2014 | Sore triceps lands Ramirez on disabled list
Neil Ramirez, who was optioned to Iowa on Saturday to give him some rest, was placed on the Major League DL on Tuesday because of soreness in his right triceps.
7/29/2014 | Logan activated from disabled list
Diverticulitis -- a digestive ailment -- forced Boone Logan to the 15-day disabled list after the All-Star break. It also robbed him of some fun. But Logan was allowed to have fun on Tuesday, when the Rockies activated him prior to the game against the Cubs.
7/29/2014 | Neck improved, Morneau returns to Rockies
Justin Morneau's neck might not be better than ever, but it's better than it's been at any point this season, and the Rockies activated him from the 15-day disabled list on Tuesday, a day after he went 2-for-4 in a rehab assignment for Triple-A Colorado Springs.
7/29/2014 | Marlins reportedly interested in dealing for Lester
Whether the Marlins complete a deal or two by Thursday's non-waiver Trade Deadline remains to be seen. What is evident is the front office is aiming high in its search to bring in a proven winner. According to Jim Bowden of ESPN and MLB Network Radio, Miami is one of seven teams who have reached out to the Red Sox regarding Jon Lester.
7/29/2014 | Astros starters bracing for possible trades
Since the Astros made it known on Monday they were willing to trade one of their starting pitchers, the team has seen an increase in the number of phone calls from teams interested in starters Scott Feldman, Collin McHugh, Dallas Keuchel, Jarred Cosart and Brett Oberholtzer. The club is also dangling Brad Peacock, who's pitching in Triple-A.
7/29/2014 | Saunders takes BP, nearing rehab assignment
Right fielder Michael Saunders took batting practice with the Mariners on Tuesday for the first time since straining his left oblique muscle on July 10 as he gets closer to going out on a Minor League rehab assignment.
7/29/2014 | Ishikawa returns to Giants; Perez also recalled
Travis Ishikawa, a member of the Giants' 2010 World Series-winning club, has returned to boost the team's current postseason bid. San Francisco purchased Ishikawa's contract Tuesday from Triple-A Fresno and recalled outfielder Juan Perez to bolster the roster's depth. Dropped in the corresponding moves were infielder Tony Abreu, who was designated for assignment, and first baseman Adam Duvall, who was optioned to Fresno.
7/29/2014 | Crisp remains out of lineup with neck injury
Coco Crisp, recovering from a strained neck, missed his third straight game on Tuesday. But there has been no decision yet about placing Crisp on the disabled list.
7/29/2014 | Leake twirls gem, gets RBI to down D-backs
It wasn't raining runs for the Reds just yet on Tuesday night vs. the D-backs, but they didn't need the deluge, just more than the slow trickle of offense they've gotten lately. After losing nine of the previous 10 games, the Reds got a much needed 3-0 victory over Arizona.
7/29/2014 | A's rally for six in ninth inning for victory
The A's scored six times in the ninth inning for a dramatic, come-from behind 7-4 win, evening their series with the Astros at Minute Maid Park. The A's scored off three different pitchers in the ninth.
7/29/2014 | Orioles in position for moves before Deadline
Orioles executive vice president of baseball operations Dan Duquette said nothing is imminent, although the organization continues to have "meaningful discussions" and is equipped to make a move in advance of Thursday's non-waiver Trade Deadline at 4 p.m. ET.
7/29/2014 | Wilson says hip tightness hurt his mechanics
Tightness in the left hip area limited veteran Angels left-hander C.J. Wilson's range of motion, slightly altering his delivery and not allowing him to finish pitches effectively.
7/29/2014 | Lester scratched from tonight's start as rumors swirl
If Jon Lester does get dealt by the Red Sox before Thursday's 4 p.m. ET non-waiver Trade Deadline, he won't get to make a dramatic final start at Fenway Park. Following Tuesday's 4-2 loss to the Blue Jays, Boston manager John Farrell announced that Lester was scratched from tonight's start in the finale, and Brandon Workman will be recalled from Triple-A Pawtucket to pitch.
7/29/2014 | Davis out of O's lineup with flu-like symptoms
Dealing with flu-like symptoms, Chris Davis was out of the lineup for Tuesday's series opener against the Angels at Oriole Park at Camden Yards.
7/29/2014 | Padres activate Everth from DL; Lane designated
Shortstop Everth Cabrera was reinstated from the 15-day disabled list on Tuesday, marking the return of a third regular starting infielder for the Padres in four days.
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