6/4/2012 | Twins take outfielder Buxton No. 2 overall
The Twins didn't Draft first overall, but they still got the player many believe to be the most talented in this year's class.
6/4/2012 | Position not in question when Utley returns
Chase Utley is back on the field, hitting home runs and running the bases. But don't get too excited.
6/4/2012 | Draft quintet hits Fan Cave before big night
First they went to the MLB Fan Cave on Monday afternoon and rode on a bus through Manhattan -- five of Major League Baseball's newest prospects taping a music video meme of the Harvard baseball team's viral "Call Me Maybe" clip.
6/4/2012 | Mariners fill their Draft plate with Florida catcher
Five months after trading for premier Jesus Montero, the Mariners added another big-time catcher to their organization by selecting Florida's Mike Zunino with the third pick in Monday's 2012 First-Year Player Draft.
6/4/2012 | Correa goes No. 1, then Buxton; Appel to Bucs
Houston selected prep shortstop Carlos Correa with the first pick of the 2012 First-Year Player Draft on Monday. The Twins picked after Houston, and they snapped up one of the Draft's most electrifying talents in outfielder Byron Buxton. Mark Appel dropped out of the top 5 and went No. 8 to the Bucs.
6/4/2012 | O's select LSU righty Gausman with No. 4 pick
The Orioles made LSU right-hander Kevin Gausman their first overall pick -- fourth overall -- in Monday night's First-Year Player Draft. The O's had long been rumored to be in on Gausman, who fell to them after the three clubs before them all went with position players.
6/4/2012 | Royals select righty Zimmer with No. 5 pick
The Royals followed form and selected right-handed pitcher Kyle Zimmer as their first-round selection in the First-Year Player Draft on Monday night.
6/4/2012 | Hosmer's bat showing signs of emerging
An adjustment to batting mechanics might have Eric Hosmer on the verge of busting out of his season-long slump.
6/4/2012 | Yankees extend HOPE Week to affiliates
For the first time, the Yankees extended their HOPE Week initiative -- through which the organization gives back to the community -- to each of their Minor League affiliates.
6/4/2012 | Multi-tool Almora kicks off Draft for Cubs
The Cubs accomplished exactly what they wanted on the first day of the 2012 First-Year Player Draft on Monday. They used their first pick on a high school outfielder they believe will grow into an impact player, then added two pitchers in Compensation Round A to begin building organizational pitching depth.
6/4/2012 | Bucs thrilled to grab Stanford's Appel at No. 8
The Pittsburgh Pirates pulled a stunner in Monday's first round of the First-Year Player Draft, picking Stanford right-hander Mark Appel from Stanford University at No. 8 overall.
6/4/2012 | Draft's Manic Monday? Not for the idle Angels
The Angels did not have a pick on Monday, as the 2012 First-Year Player Draft commenced, because of their free-agent signings. Instead, they are gearing toward the later rounds, beginning on Tuesday.
6/4/2012 | Marlins go Oklahoma route, draft lefty Heaney
An early birthday present for Andrew Heaney was being a top 10 pick in Monday's First-Year Player Draft. The Marlins, always in the market for pitching, selected the left-hander from Oklahoma State University with the No. 9 overall pick.
6/4/2012 | Reds leveraged reliable sources for first pick
When it came to making the 14th selection in the 2012 First-Year Player Draft, Nick Travieso, the Reds felt they had some quality inside information about their guy.
6/4/2012 | Mattingly ejected over strike-zone dispute
Dodgers manager Don Mattingly and bench coach Trey Hillman were both ejected from Monday night's game at Citizens Bank Park against the Phillies by home-plate umpire D.J. Reyburn.
6/4/2012 | Nationals tab prep pitcher Giolito with first pick
The Nationals were in unfamiliar territory on Monday night, picking 16th in the 2012 First-Year Player Draft. They used the pick by selecting right-hander Lucas Giolito of Harvard-Westlake High School in California.
6/4/2012 | Giants pick up versatile pitcher in Draft
The Giants opted for collegiate talent for the third consecutive year in Monday's opening round of the First-Year Player Draft, selecting right-hander Chris Stratton of Mississippi State with the 20th overall pick.
6/4/2012 | Braves stick with local strategy for first pick
The Braves picked a kid from their own backyard in the first round, selecting right-hander Lucas Sims from Gwinnett County's Brookwood High School at No. 21.
6/4/2012 | Blue Jays cap first round with righty Stroman
The Blue Jays went with experience for their second overall selection of the 2012 First-Year Player Draft by taking college right-hander Marcus Stroman at No. 22 on Monday night.
6/4/2012 | Almora 'speechless' at being drafted by Cubs
Albert Almora's high school graduation ceremony isn't until Friday, but already the Mater Academy (Fla.) senior has received a job offer from the Chicago Cubs that is sure to pay him millions of dollars.
6/4/2012 | Justice: Correa too impressive to pass up
The Astros' decision-makers spent the weekend at Minute Maid Park weighing the plusses and minuses of each of the top players, and the one player who stood out as the No. 1 overall pick was Carlos Correa.
6/4/2012 | Clemson's Shaffer selected by Rays at No. 25
Tampa Bay tapped a power bat with the 25th pick of the 2012 First-Year Player Draft by selecting Clemson third baseman Richie Shaffer.
6/4/2012 | Yanks steal two-way star Hensley at No. 30
The Yankees selected prep right-hander Ty Hensley with their first-round pick in the 2012 First-Year Player Draft, taking the Santa Fe (Okla.) High School product with the 30th overall selection on Monday.
6/4/2012 | Playing it safe, Wedge to skip Felix's start
Not seeing enough improvement in ace Felix Hernandez' sore back, the Mariners announced after Monday's game against the Angels that the right-hander would not make his scheduled start on Wednesday.
6/4/2012 | Scioscia reaches milestone with 2,000th game
On Monday night, Mike Scioscia became the eighth skipper in American League history to manage 2,000 games with one team.
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