8/17/2012 | Dodgers, Braves kick off Civil Rights Weekend set
Despite Thursday's 10-6 loss in Pittsburgh, the Dodgers storm into Atlanta for a three-game series as one of baseball's hottest road teams.
8/17/2012 | Young Bucs fans have a winner to call their own
Young fans in Pittsburgh, who can't remember a time when the Pirates had a winning team, are enjoying the club's 2012 ride perhaps more than anyone.
8/17/2012 | Leadoff men overshadowed but providing sparks
The men at the top of the lineup jump-start the offense, setting a tone. They work counts. They bunt, run and steal. They do whatever it takes to generate offense and excitement. A crucial element in any team's success, they generally find themselves overshadowed by the big men muscling their way to glory behind them.
8/17/2012 | Come together: Champion Angels ready to reunite
They're getting the band back together. On Saturday, to culminate their week-long celebration of the Angels' 2002 World Series title, more than 25 of the players and coaches from that team will reunite at Angel Stadium.
8/17/2012 | Trips to the DL up 28 percent from last season
As of Monday, there has been a 28 percent increase from last year in injuries requiring a stint on the disabled list. MLB clubs have sent players to the DL 539 times this season, including 118 players sent to the 60-day DL.
8/17/2012 | Beacon winner Newcombe is trailblazer, hero
Don Newcombe helped to break down barriers as one of baseball's first star black pitchers, and again as a role model for those suffering from substance abuse issues. Saturday, he'll be honored with one of three Beacon Awards.
8/17/2012 | MLB Notebook: Jones, Jeter having historic years
Game 1 of the 1996 World Series featured 24-year-old Chipper Jones at third base for the Braves, and 22-year-old Derek Jeter at shortstop for the Yankees. In 2012, both players are still going strong, having two of the best seasons ever for a player at their ages and positions.
8/17/2012 | Castro's agent, Cubs talking extension
Cubs shortstop Starlin Castro confirmed the reports that he is progressing toward a long-term contract extension with the club Friday.
8/17/2012 | Ringolsby: Three up, three down
MLB.com columnist Tracy Ringolsby takes a look around the Majors and gives his take on the ups and downs around The Show.
8/17/2012 | Ringolsby: Fully back, Posey poised to lead Giants
A half-game back of the Dodgers and with Melky Cabrera serving a 50-game suspension, the Giants have gone from division favorites to underdogs. All, however, is not bleak. Buster Posey is still going strong, 15 months after that home-plate collision.
8/17/2012 | Olt thrown right into the fire from the start
Mike Olt went through a lot in his first five Major League games. He's gotten his first hit, as well as first walk-off hit and has been called "the player of the future" by Nolan Ryan.
8/17/2012 | White Sox make four moves, activate Konerko
The White Sox activated Paul Konerko from the seven-day disabled list on Friday, one of four roster moves the club made prior to its series opener at Kansas City.
8/17/2012 | Moore: Historic Atlanta is great setting for CRG
With its ties to the Dr. Martin Luther King, Hall of Famer Hank Aaron and congressman John Lewis, a Beacon Award winner, it seems appropriate that the Civil Rights Game is being held in Atlanta again this year.
8/17/2012 | Dempster to miss start due to personal reasons
Ryan Dempster will miss a scheduled start Saturday during the Rangers' weekend series in Toronto due to personal reasons. Roy Oswalt will start in Dempster's place.
8/17/2012 | Nationals activate Desmond, designate Izturis
The Nationals on Friday activated shortstop Ian Desmond from the DL and designated Cesar Izturis for assignment.
8/17/2012 | MLB Network to feature Kemp in 'My MLB Life'
Dodgers All-Star Matt Kemp will appear in the premiere episode of MLB Network's new series, "My MLB Life," on Saturday at 3:30 p.m. PT.
8/17/2012 | Three Minor League players suspended
The Office of the Commissioner of Baseball announced on Friday that three Minor League players have been suspended following their violations of the Minor League Drug Prevention and Treatment Program.
8/17/2012 | Hall of Famer Murray charged with insider trading
Hall of Fame first baseman Eddie Murray has been charged with insider trading by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission for allegedly making more than $230,000 in "illegal profits."
8/17/2012 | New replay system to be tested next week
Major League Baseball owners approved the trial of two advanced instant replay systems to be used in games beginning next week, an industry source confirmed to MLB.com.
8/17/2012 | Girardi still expects CC to return next weekend
CC Sabathia threw from flat ground for the second straight day Friday. Although manager Joe Girardi has yet to commit to a specific game, he expects Sabathia to return next weekend vs. the Indians.
8/17/2012 | It's official: V-Mart will not play in 2012
A return from microfracture surgery on his left knee was always a remote possibility for Victor Martinez, but on Friday the Tigers said that it's out of the question.
8/17/2012 | Teixeira held out of lineup due to wrist inflammation
Mark Teixeira was held out of Friday's lineup with inflammation in his left wrist, and the first baseman could miss more time during the Yankees' weekend series against the Red Sox.
8/17/2012 | Recovering Votto waiting to start baseball activities
Since having a second minor surgical procedure to remove loose cartilage from his left knee one week ago, Reds first baseman Joey Votto still hasn't advanced to hitting or field work.
8/17/2012 | Papi takes batting practice, itching to return
After days of snail-like progress, there was finally some good news regarding David Ortiz on Friday.
8/17/2012 | Rauch giving Mets consistency out of bullpen
As poor as the Mets' bullpen has fared this season, Jon Rauch is becoming a much-needed constant late in games.
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