8/14/2012 | Smoak rejoins Mariners as Carp heads to DL
As expected, the Mariners announced on Tuesday that they placed Mike Carp on the 15-day disabled list with a strained left groin muscle. In a corresponding move, the Mariners recalled Justin Smoak from Triple-A Tacoma. The switch-hitting first baseman was in the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Rays.
8/14/2012 | Long toss next step in Pettitte's recovery
Andy Pettitte will begin long tossing this week, but will remain cautious as he recovers from his fractured left ankle.
8/14/2012 | Jeter climbs all-time hit list with 3,243
Derek Jeter singled in the first inning of Tuesday's 3-0 win over the Rangers, raising his career total to 3,243.
8/14/2012 | Votto not planning to return until he's 100 percent
Joey Votto vows not to return to the Reds' lineup until he is 100 percent healthy. The first baseman admitted he did too much last week trying to reach that point, which caused the setback he experienced.
8/14/2012 | Rangers won't rush Napoli off disabled list
Catcher Mike Napoli sprained his left ankle in the World Series last year and was still dealing with that issue in Spring Training. Before the ankle completely healed, Napoli started having trouble with his left quad muscle.
8/14/2012 | In unfamiliar territory, Bucs poised for stretch run
The Pirates will face a hard stretch. They are competing for a postseason spot against teams that have all been there recently and have firsthand knowledge of dealing with the pressure.
8/14/2012 | Polanco's rehab stint starts Wednesday
Phillies third baseman Placido Polanco will began a rehab assignment with Class A Clearwater on Wednesday.
8/14/2012 | Toronto's Rasmus may return as DH on Wednesday
Blue Jays outfielder Colby Rasmus was held out of the Blue Jays lineup for the fourth consecutive game on Tuesday night because of a strained right groin.
8/14/2012 | Marlins give Brantly chance to play right away
On Tuesday night, Rob Brantly suited up and made his MLB debut as the Marlins' starting catcher against the Phillies at Marlins Park.
8/14/2012 | Heyward out of starting lineup for breather
Right fielder Jason Heyward was out of the Braves lineup Tuesday for the first time in more than two months.
8/14/2012 | Span feeling better, but remains out
Twins center fielder Denard Span said his right shoulder is feeling better, but he was still held out of the lineup against the Tigers for a second straight day on Tuesday.
8/14/2012 | Dodgers standing by League through rocky start
Despite Brandon League's rough start with the Dodgers, his new manager, Don Mattingly, knows the reliever has what it takes to turn things around.
8/14/2012 | First part of Grandal's rehab assignment set
Rookie catcher Yasmani Grandal will fly from Atlanta to San Diego on Tuesday to begin a Minor League rehabilitation stint with Class A Lake Elsinore.
8/14/2012 | After struggling in rotation, Matusz might shift to 'pen
Seeking an internal solution for a multi-inning lefty, the Orioles are going to try starter Brian Matusz in the bullpen, with plans for the 25-year-old to make a few relief appearances for Triple-A Norfolk.
8/14/2012 | Ventura loads speed at top of White Sox lineup
With cleanup hitter Paul Konerko on the seven-day disabled list recovering from a concussion, White Sox manager Robin Ventura chose to make some changes to his lineup for Tuesday's contest against the Blue Jays.
8/14/2012 | Past, present Sox mourn death of Pesky
A day after the death of Johnny Pesky, the Red Sox revealed additions to their uniform for the remainder of the season as a tribute to the late franchise icon.
8/14/2012 | Cardinals' Adams undergoes season-ending surgery
Triple-A first baseman Matt Adams, who was almost certain to be a September callup, underwent season-ending surgery to remove bone spurs in his right elbow on Tuesday.
8/14/2012 | Braden slated for another shoulder surgery
Manager Bob Melvin said on Tuesday that A's lefty Dallas Braden will require exploratory surgery on his pitching shoulder. Braden has been recovering since having a procedure done on the shoulder in May 2011.
8/14/2012 | Altuve refining his running game
All-Star second baseman Jose Altuve entered play Tuesday as just one of four players in the National League with at least 35 extra-base hits and 25 stolen bases, joining Jose Reyes, Michael Bourn and Shane Victorino.
8/14/2012 | Even with rest, Ortiz still sore, no timetable for return
As David Ortiz entered the third day of his three-day rest period, he unfortunately did not have an encouraging report on his right Achilles strain, which has kept him out of Boston's lineup since July 16.
8/14/2012 | Time not on V-Mart's side for '12 return
The clock is ticking against Tigers slugger Victor Martinez's chances for a return in 2012. Martinez continues to work towards being able to make that return, but reports from Tigers head athletic trainer Kevin Rand don't bode well.
8/14/2012 | D-backs' Saito lands on 15-day DL
D-backs reliever Takashi Saito was placed on the 15-day disabled list Tuesday with a strained left hamstring and left-hander Mike Zagurski had his contract selected from Triple-A Reno.
8/14/2012 | Collins considering using six-man rotation for Mets
Though Terry Collins recently decided not to use R.A. Dickey regularly on short rest down the stretch, that has not precluded the Mets manager from "burning up some pads and paper" in his continued search for a better starting pitching model.
8/14/2012 | Royals officially sever ties with Betancourt
Infielder Yuniesky Betancourt was placed on unconditional release waivers by the Royals on Tuesday. He was designated for assignment on Aug. 5 and the Royals had 10 days in which to trade him or release him.
8/14/2012 | Fans: Pesky was ambassador to game
Standing tall amongst a bed of flowers, a handmade sign propped against the base of Johnny Pesky's statue outside Fenway Park read: "Johnny Pesky, No. 6, Loved By All."
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