7/12/2013 | Coghlan cleared to resume baseball activities
Chris Coghlan has been cleared to resume baseball activities following a doctor's appointment on Thursday. He did some running on an anti-gravity treadmill on Friday, but there is no timetable for his return.
7/12/2013 | Jeter has quad strain, won't be back until after break
Derek Jeter has a Grade 1 quad strain, it was revealed on Friday, and will not play this weekend, meaning he won't play again until at least July 19, when the Yankees resume their season following the All-Star break.
7/12/2013 | Lee recalled, Salazar optioned to Columbus
A day after Danny Salazar dazzled in his Major League debut, the Indians optioned him to Triple-A Columbus and recalled reliever C.C. Lee from the Clippers.
7/12/2013 | Why so much gusto for the designated hitter?
Did you hear the news? When David Ortiz ripped a double into left-center field for the Red Sox in the second inning on Wednesday night at Safeco Field against the Mariners, he broke the Major League record for most hits by a designated hitter. You may yawn now.A baseball traditionalist's case against the position Red
7/12/2013 | Empire State Building to don Mets colors
The historic Empire State Building will glow in Mets blue and orange on Friday night to mark the start of Major League Baseball's All-Star Week in New York City. Mets legend Mookie Wilson and Hall of Famer Ozzie Smith took part in the official lighting ceremony on Friday afternoon.
7/12/2013 | A-Rod reportedly meets with MLB investigators
Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez met with Major League Baseball officials on Friday to discuss his alleged connections to the defunct South Florida Biogenesis anti-aging clinic, according to The Associated Press.
7/12/2013 | Mets greats help to open 2013 FanFest
John Franco, Mookie Wilson and Edgardo Alfonzo were among those involved in the ribbon-cutting ceremony to mark the start of FanFest.
7/12/2013 | Cubs finalize contract with top pick Bryant
The Cubs and Kris Bryant, the second player taken overall in the 2013 First-Year Player Draft, finalized a deal on Friday, with the third baseman agreeing to a $6.7 million signing bonus.
7/12/2013 | Futures Game present in minds of past participants
For current big leaguers who participated in the Futures Game over the past decade and a half, it has been a stepping stone, and it's clear that whatever those players have gone on to accomplish at the highest level, that first All-Star experience is still etched in their memories.
7/12/2013 | Flashing back through 15 years of Futures
A look back at some of the top plays and players in the 15-year history of the Futures Game.
7/12/2013 | Yanks wait out the rain, top Twins in Bronx
Hiroki Kuroda returned from a 73-minute rain delay to provide a five-inning start, and Boone Logan recorded three clutch seventh-inning strikeouts to preserve the lead, leading the Yankees to a 2-0 victory over the Twins at Yankee Stadium.
7/12/2013 | Granderson making progress, but work remains
Joe Girardi and Brian Cashman have both said that Curtis Granderson could return before the end of July, but he still has some work to do before he reaches that point.
7/12/2013 | Gardenhire has no intention of stepping down
Ron Gardenhire addressed his job security on Friday, saying he has no plans to walk away from the Twins despite their struggles. Gardenhire's comments came a day after Minneapolis Star-Tribune columnist Patrick Reusse wrote that it was time for him to part ways with the club.
7/12/2013 | One-team wonders show loyalty in longevity
The return this week of the Yankees' Derek Jeter, sharing the field once again with fellow pinstriped icon Mariano Rivera, provided a reminder of just how precious a gem the one-team wonder has become. loyalty in longevity.
7/12/2013 | Don't count slumping Giants out just yet
Location, location, location. The bottom line in real estate also applies to Major League Baseball, where the National League West is the place to be this year. Membership alone buys you status as a contender.
7/12/2013 | Rate of complete games diminishing for pitchers
Pitchers are finishing what they started less than ever before this season, and there's plenty of reasons for it. Chief among them, however, are the continued evolution of inning-specific relievers and the emphasis on carefully monitoring pitch counts.
7/12/2013 | MLB Notebook: Moore, Rays channel Koufax
Matt Moore picked up his 13th win Thursday and continued a run in which Rays pitchers are putting up the kind of numbers as a staff that are reminiscent of Hall of Famer Sandy Koufax's amazing final season.
7/12/2013 | Selig to hold Town Hall chat on Tuesday
Continuing what has become one of the most popular events of All-Star Week, Commissioner Bud Selig will again interact with baseball fans around the globe during a live Internet chat before Tuesday night's Midsummer Classic.
7/12/2013 | Midsummer legends fill up All-Star dream teams
Here on Planet Baseball, we're letting our imaginations run free with all-time All-Star teams from both leagues, comprised of those who soared as the brightest stars in the Midsummer Classic.
7/12/2013 | Today's MLB starting lineups: July 12
Every lineup, every day, as they are made public by the clubs.
7/12/2013 | O'Sullivan to debut for hometown Padres
Friday's contest between the Giants and Padres at Petco Park will be quite a homecoming for right-hander Sean O'Sullivan, who will make his first start as a member of the Padres. Meanwhile, former Padre Chad Gaudin will make his sixth start since joining the Giants rotation.
7/12/2013 | Giants surge in eighth to reward Bumgarner
The slumping Giants were rewarded for their sustained effort Thursday with a 4-2 triumph over the San Diego Padres. San Francisco's two-run uprising broke an eighth-inning tie and made a winner of Madison Bumgarner, who worked seven scintillating innings.
7/12/2013 | Book offers look at Hall of Fame's treasures
"Inside the Baseball Hall of Fame" is a compilation of nearly 200 of the Hall of Fame's more fascinating items, all artfully photographed and reproduced. And that's impressive all by itself.
7/12/2013 | Neck issue may keep Zimmermann from ASG
Nationals right-hander Jordan Zimmermann continued to have problems with his neck during Thursday's 3-1 loss to the Phillies and is considering not going to the All-Star Game.
7/11/2013 | Eighth-inning rally, Ziegler secure win for Miley
Martin Prado's two-run single in the eighth backed a solid outing from Wade Miley as the first-place D-backs snapped a three-game slide with a 5-3 victory over the Brewers on Thursday night at Chase Field.
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