4/29/2014 | Bochy hopes Pablo, Belt can mimic Pence's turnaround
Pablo Sandoval entered Tuesday night's matchup with a history of success against Padres' left-hander Eric Stults, and Giants' manager Bruce Bochy was hoping that could help shake Sandoval out of his current slide.
4/29/2014 | McClendon wins challenge of close call at first
Mariners manager Lloyd McClendon successfully challenged a call on a Mike Zunino grounder leading off the fifth inning of Tuesday's game against the Yankees, with umpires overturning their original out call and giving Seattle's catcher what turned out to be a crucial base hit.
4/29/2014 | Nova's elbow surgery performed as planned
Ivan Nova underwent Tommy John surgery on Tuesday to repair the partially torn ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow, the Yankees announced. Dr. James Andrews performed the procedure in Pensacola, Fla. The surgery went as expected, the team said.
4/29/2014 | Cespedes returns to A's lineup
After missing four straight games with a strained left hamstring, Yoenis Cespedes returned to the A's lineup Tuesday for the middle matchup of a three-game set in Texas.
4/29/2014 | In Bronx return, Cano keeps negotiations in past
It was with the Yankees Robinson Cano played for nine years, won a World Series and developed into a player widely regarded as the best second baseman in the game. Then he became a free agent and was gone. So, of course, Tuesday was a date that was circled in red on his mental calendar.
4/29/2014 | Since name change, Rays have flourished
Tuesday night's game against the Red Sox was Tampa Bay's 1,000th game as the Rays.
4/29/2014 | Archer views Red Sox as Rays' top rival
Chris Archer, who will start Wednesday night's game against the Red Sox, told reporters he can't get caught up in the excitement and atmosphere of playing at Fenway Park.
4/29/2014 | Fowler, Springer bond also growing off field
Astros outfielder Dexter Fowler has taken George Springer under his wing, and under his roof. Springer, the rookie right fielder who was called up to the big leagues earlier this month, has been living with the veteran center fielder and his wife and baby daughter at their high-rise in Houston while he looks for his own place to live.
4/29/2014 | Lyons to be skipped in favor of Wainwright
Needing insurance in the bullpen and wanting to keep their starters pitching every fifth day, the Cardinals will skip the fifth spot in the rotation and have Adam Wainwright, not Tyler Lyons, pitch Friday's series opener in Chicago.
4/29/2014 | Gibbons prefers bats don't rely on homers
New hitting coach Kevin Seitzer stresses hitting the ball up the middle or going the other way and manager John Gibbons said that's an approach that can benefit the Blue Jays over the long haul.
4/29/2014 | Adams returning to use of elbow brace
Matt Adams has chosen to once again wear an elbow brace in an effort to prevent any hyperextension of his right arm.
4/29/2014 | Cano maintains perspective during NY visit
Robinson Cano returned to Yankee Stadium on Tuesday for the first time since signing with Seattle in December, and the five-time All-Star said he was just looking forward to seeing his former teammates and playing baseball in front of the fans that watched him grow up in the game.
4/29/2014 | Brewers continuing to deal with key injuries
Ryan Braun (rib cage), Aramis Ramirez (elbow) and Jean Segura (facial laceration) all were out of Tuesday's lineup vs. the Cardinals. The three Brewers are day to day with their various ailments.
4/29/2014 | Iwakuma to pitch Friday, maybe for Mariners
After pitching four innings in his first Minor League rehab start on Sunday in Las Vegas for Triple-A Tacoma, All-Star right-hander Hisashi Iwakuma rejoined the Mariners on Tuesday and threw a bullpen session at Yankee Stadium.
4/29/2014 | Turner to come off DL, rejoin rotation Saturday
Miami manager Mike Redmond on Tuesday announced that Jacob Turner is set to be reinstated from the disabled list, and start in the second of three games this weekend against the Dodgers at Marlins Park.
4/29/2014 | Griffin will have elbow surgery, out for season
A's right-hander A.J. Griffin will undergo elbow surgery in Houston on Wednesday and, like Jarrod Parker, miss the entire 2014 season.
4/29/2014 | Minor slated to make season debut Friday vs. Giants
After Mike Minor completed a bullpen session at Marlins Park on Tuesday afternoon, Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez announced Minor will make his season debut when he starts Friday night's series opener against the Giants at Turner Field.
4/29/2014 | Ellsbury sits out with left hand soreness
Jacoby Ellsbury will be out of the Yankees' starting lineup for at least one game as the outfielder rests a sore left hand that has been bothering him in recent games.
4/29/2014 | Sadler still getting goose bumps over callup
At first, Casey Sadler thought Indianapolis Indians manager Dean Treanor was just horsing around. Nope, the Pirates' 23-year-old right-handed prospect was indeed called up from Triple-A to the Major League club over the weekend, though his manager didn't exactly tell Sadler the news straight out.
4/29/2014 | Back strain to cost Pineda three to four weeks
The Yankees will be without Michael Pineda for longer than anticipated, as the right-hander ended his simulated game on Tuesday after just one inning when he felt tightness under his pitching arm. Following an MRI exam, team physician Christopher Ahmad diagnosed Pineda with a Grade 1 strain of the teres major muscle in his upper back.
4/29/2014 | Phillies looking for more production out of hot corner
The Phillies could use some more production offensively from their third baseman, and manager Ryne Sandberg is looking for a solution.
4/29/2014 | Weekend return possible for Astros' Feldman
Astros ace Scott Feldman, who's been on the disabled list since April 18 with right biceps tendinitis, threw 35 pitches in the bullpen Tuesday afternoon without any problems, and he is expected to be slotted back into the rotation soon.
4/29/2014 | Bogaerts, Bradley a work in progress
By going with two rookie starting position players for the first time in more than a decade, the Red Sox were prepared for some of the inconsistency they are getting.
4/29/2014 | Rendon: Houston homecoming 'pretty special'
Homecomings are fairly common for Major League ballplayers. But a triple-digit ticket count for your crew during that homecoming? That's taking it to another level.
4/29/2014 | Nats to keep rotation steady until Fister returns
Washington manager Matt Williams said the team is targeting May 7 as the date for Doug Fister's return start, and he hopes to keep the Nationals' rotation "steady" in the next 10 days.
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