6/5/2012 | Coulter a familiar kind of pick for Brewers
The Brewers on Monday spent their first of their 42 picks in the 2012 First-Year Player Draft on Clint Coulter, who, like Brett Lawrie four years ago, is a right-handed-hitting high school catcher out of the Pacific Northwest.
6/5/2012 | Plawecki picked by Mets for offense, defense
The Mets' second selection in Monday's First-Year Player Draft, catcher Kevin Plawecki, was a perfect fit for the team at 35th overall.
6/5/2012 | Papelbon compensation nets two pitchers
With a quick strike late Monday night, the Red Sox snagged two pitchers they hope will have considerable impact on the organization -- one from the left side and the other a righty.
6/5/2012 | Plenty of talent remains in Day 2 of Draft
The first day of the 2012 First-Year Player Draft is complete, but the big league dreams continue for amateurs hoping to hear their names called in the next two days. This year's Draft is far from over. You can argue that it has just begun.
6/5/2012 | Outfielder Gentry pitches inning for Rangers
The Rangers will not have to make a roster move on Tuesday to reinforce their bullpen. Outfielder Craig Gentry prevented that by pitching the eighth inning in the Rangers' 12-1 loss to the A's on Monday.
6/5/2012 | Cardinals net promising pair with comp picks
When the Cardinals agreed to deal away former first-round pick Colby Rasmus last July, they did so knowing that they'd potentially have the services of Edwin Jackson and Octavio Dotel for merely months.
6/5/2012 | Risk worth reward to Brewers with Roache
Georgia Southern outfielder Victor Roache, picked 28th overall by the Brewers in the 2012 First-Year Player Draft with the team's second of two first-round picks, remains in rehab mode after suffering a serious left arm injury in February.
6/5/2012 | Phils take second high school righty in Gueller
The Phillies took two high school pitchers with their first two picks in the 2012 First-Year Player Draft on Monday. They selected right-hander Shane Watson 40th overall and right-hander Mitch Gueller 54th overall.
6/5/2012 | In Valentin, Dodgers select polished defender
Jesmuel Valentin might have enjoyed more visibility as a prospect because he's the son of former Major Leaguer Jose Valentin, but he also was "under the shadow" of Carlos Correa, the first overall pick by Houston in Monday's First-Year Player Draft and Valentin's double-play partner.
6/5/2012 | Selig enjoying Draft's growth into an event
On a memorable Monday when MLB's First-Year Player Draft took another leap forward as a live prime-time jewel event, Commissioner Bud Selig was hugged twice at the podium by top overall selection Carlos Correa of Puerto Rico; saw his first back flip by a Draft pick; and even had an active All-Star help him read one of the first-round picks.
6/5/2012 | MLB.com Stars of the Game: Monday, June 4
Each day, MLB.com selects one player from each game whose performance stands out.
6/5/2012 | Southeast players dominate Day 1 of Draft
If someone wanted to get a preview of what the first round of the Draft would look like, they needed only to take a spring trip to the southeastern United States to witness all they'd need to see.
6/5/2012 | Holland, Rangers looking to rebound in Oakland
Derek Holland and the Rangers square off against Travis Blackley and the A's in the second game of a four-game set on Tuesday in Oakland.
6/5/2012 | Liriano looking for more of the same against Royals
Southpaws Francisco Liriano and Bruce Chen will square off when the Twins and Royals meet on Tuesday in Kansas City.
6/5/2012 | Billingsley, Lee seeking elusive victories
Cliff Lee will head to the mound yet again in search of his first win of 2012 when the Phillies host the Dodgers in the second game of a four-game series Tuesday. While Lee looks for his first victory of the year, Chad Billingsley is seeking his first win since the second week of the season.
6/5/2012 | Tribe opens Central clash at Detroit with Ubaldo
After a common off-day on Monday, the Indians and Tigers will begin a three-game series at Comerica Park on Tuesday, with both clubs looking to bust out of a slump.
6/5/2012 | Angels try to rein in suddenly strong Seattle bats
Blake Beavan starts for the Mariners opposite Garrett Richards for the Angels as the teams meet in the second game of their series on Tuesday night in Anaheim.
6/5/2012 | Rockies look to keep D-backs on the ropes
The streaking Rockies look to keep up their winning ways in Game 2 of a three-game set against the D-backs on Tuesday at Chase Field. Colorado is 7-1 in its last eight games and a win Tuesday would give the team its third-straight series victory.
6/5/2012 | Rangers getting big support in All-Star voting
Josh Hamilton is the top overall vote-getter with 2,587,991 votes and is one of five players from the American League-champion Rangers who are on pace to start the 83rd All-Star Game on July 10 in Kansas City, as the largest balloting campaign in pro sports reached a milestone Tuesday with the first tally update.
6/5/2012 | MLB Notebook: Inge racks up big-time games
On Monday, Brandon Inge posted his fifth game with four or more RBIs this season. This achievement came in Inge's 26th contest of the year, and it gave him -- despite the low amount of games played -- more four-RBI performances this season than any other player.
6/5/2012 | Bauman: Nothing but winners in East divisions
There is nothing like the race in the National League East, unless, of course, it is the race in the American League East. Two months into the 2012 season, competitive balance has reached new heights in these Eastern neighborhoods.
6/5/2012 | Bush opts out from Phils, will pitch in Korea
Dave Bush, who has been pitching for the Phillies' Triple-A Lehigh Valley affiliate this season, has opted out of his contract to sign with a team in Korea, according to a report from Comcast SportsNet.
6/5/2012 | Cano, Kemp to captain Derby teams
The Yankees' Robinson Cano will be out to defend his Home Run Derby title this year in Kansas City as the American League team's captain, with the Dodgers' Matt Kemp set as his adversary and captain of the National League squad.
6/5/2012 | Appel, Zunino among Golden Spikes finalists
A pair of top 10 First-Year Player Draft picks and a dominant freshman left-hander are the three finalists for the 2012 USA Baseball Golden Spikes Award, the most prestigious award in amateur baseball.
6/5/2012 | Toxicologist testifies on Clemens evidence
Once the Roger Clemens trial got rolling again Tuesday, the defense called former pitcher Mike Boddicker, and he became the seventh person with Major League playing credentials to testify in the case, telling jurors he once saw Clemens receive a vitamin B12 injection.
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