6/8/2012 | Angels shift Pujols to third base without DH
As unusual as it might be to see Albert Pujols at third base, it's an Interleague reality for a team stocked with sluggers but without the option of a designated-hitter slot.
6/8/2012 | Ethier confident he'll get deal from new owners
Club president Stan Kasten tweeted that he expects Andre Ethier will be a Dodger for a very long time, and Nez Balelo, Ethier's agent, is in Seattle this weekend. So, too, is Dodgers general manager Ned Colletti.
6/8/2012 | Eppley, Nieuwenhuis take subway to the series
Mets center fielder Kirk Nieuwenhuis and Yankees reliever Cody Eppley were straphangers for the ride at around 1 p.m. ET on Friday. They had agreed to participate in an MLB Fan Cave video showing a player from each New York team actually riding the subway to the opener of the Subway Series.
6/8/2012 | Felix healthy, scheduled to start Tuesday
Although Mariners ace Felix Hernandez would physically be able to take the mound Sunday, he will instead start Tuesday in the series opener against the Padres, said manager Eric Wedge on Friday.
6/8/2012 | Fourth-rounder Boyd tops list of 13 A's signees
The A's on Friday agreed to terms with 13 of their selections from the 2012 First-Year Player Draft, including fourth-round selection B.J. Boyd.
6/8/2012 | Alexei Ramirez surprised by gold medal, Contreras
Alexei Ramirez's gold medal from the 2004 Athens Olympics went missing in 2008. The White Sox, with the help of fellow Cuban Jose Contreras, surprised him on Friday with a replacement.
6/8/2012 | Cards release ailing reliever Linebrink
In order to make room on the 40-man roster for the addition of starter Joe Kelly, the Cardinals have given reliever Scott Linebrink his unconditional release.
6/8/2012 | Pain in Kershaw's left foot subsiding
When National League Cy Young Award winner Clayton Kershaw starts Saturday, the focus will be on his left foot, which he said does not bother him throwing despite a flare-up of plantar fasciitis, an inflammation of the tissue on the bottom of the foot.
6/8/2012 | Red Sox to designate Byrd for assignment
Shortly after Friday night's 7-4 loss to the Nationals, outfielder Marlon Byrd was called into manager Bobby Valentine's office with the news that the team plans on designating him for assignment before Saturday's game.
6/7/2012 | Brewers pluck Roenicke's son in 25th round
The Brewers drafted outfielder Lance Roenicke, son of Milwaukee skipper Ron Roenicke, in the 25th round Wednesday.
6/7/2012 | Astros officially sign No. 1 pick Correa
The Astros have reached agreement on a contract with Puerto Rican shortstop Carlos Correa, who was taken by the club with the No. 1 overall pick in Monday's First-Year Player Draft.
6/7/2012 | Lasorda leaves New York hospital
Tommy Lasorda was released from a New York hospital Thursday morning, three days after suffering a mild heart attack.
6/7/2012 | MLB executive Solomon resigns
Jimmie Lee Solomon will not continue in his role with Major League Baseball, according to multiple reports.
6/7/2012 | Royals make pitching a Draft priority
It typically takes a few years for draft picks to make their way to the Major Leagues, but the Royals' need for quality starting pitching at the big league level might have had an impact on the selections made in the 2012 Draft, which concluded on Wednesday.
6/7/2012 | Slick fielding helps Giants fend off Padres
Brandon Crawford has taken steps to prove that he's a capable defender. Those steps became leaps and bounds Wednesday in the Giants' 6-5 triumph over the San Diego Padres.
6/7/2012 | Indians power up, beat Tigers for fifth time
Michael Brantley and Casey Kotchman homered as the Indians beat the Tigers, 9-6, on Wednesday at Comerica Park. Johnny Damon made a leaping catch at the wall during the second inning.
6/7/2012 | Jackson, LaRoche lead Nats past Mets
Adam LaRoche drove in four runs and Edwin Jackson tossed seven innings to help the Nationals defeat the Mets, 5-3, at Nationals Park on Wednesday night.
6/7/2012 | Paulino leaves game with groin strain
Right-hander Felipe Paulino, who had given the Royals' rotation a big lift, was taken out of Wednesday night's game in the first inning with a groin injury.
6/7/2012 | Brewers strike pleasing symmetry in Draft picks
The Brewers completed the final day of the 2012 First-Year Player Draft on Wednesday. And in 42 picks, Milwaukee took 21 pitchers and 21 position players, making for a balanced three days of selections.
6/7/2012 | Central air: Win gives Reds breathing room
For seven innings, Johnny Cueto and the Reds were in complete command of the Pirates. The eighth inning brought some drama, but a 5-4 victory on Wednesday enabled both Cincinnati and its No. 1 pitcher to end two-game losing streaks and even the three-game series with second-place Pittsburgh.
6/7/2012 | Gordon, 'pen come through in end for Dodgers
Dee Gordon, who scored the game-winning run Monday and Tuesday, singled home the tying and go-ahead runs Wednesday night in the Dodgers' 6-5 comeback victory over the Phillies.
6/7/2012 | Morrow holds White Sox to two hits in shutout
Brandon Morrow tossed the fourth shutout of his career, while Jose Bautista and Rajai Davis each homered to give the Blue Jays a 4-0 victory over the White Sox on Wednesday night at U.S. Cellular Field.
6/7/2012 | Greinke 15-0 at Miller Park after masterful start
With his team sputtering to start a crucial homestand, Zack Greinke remained perfect at home, buoyed by the Brewers' four-run fourth and Taylor Green's first Major League home run on the way to an 8-0 win over the Cubs.
6/7/2012 | Blackburn returns from DL to beat Royals
Right-hander Nick Blackburn picked up the win in his return from the disabled list and Justin Morneau hit a go-ahead two-run single in the fifth to the lead the Twins to a 4-2 victory over the Royals on Wednesday at Kauffman Stadium.
6/7/2012 | Cards start fast, hold off Astros comeback
The Cardinals plated three first-inning runs and held off the rallying Astros Wednesday night at Minute Maid Park, 4-3, to even the series. Starter Adam Wainwright, who took a no-hitter into the fifth inning, won to remain unbeaten in the Astros' home park.
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