4/29/2014 | LaRoche clutch as Nats rally to top Astros
Adam LaRoche knocked an eighth-inning double to erase a one-run Astros advantage, and his go-ahead RBI single in the ninth completed the Nationals' 4-3 win on Tuesday at Minute Maid Park.
4/29/2014 | Collins to juggle Mets outfield when Lagares returns
When outfielder Juan Lagares returns from the disabled list this weekend, he will provide the Mets with a jolt of youth and defensive ability. He will also create a sticky situation for manager Terry Collins, who must figure out a way to juggle Lagares, Curtis Granderson, Chris Young and Eric Young Jr. in the same outfield.
4/29/2014 | Renteria optimistic about closer options
When a team has only had six save opportunities through most of the first month of the season, it's fair to assume closer options aren't first and foremost on the mind of a manager guiding a struggling team. But Cubs skipper Rick Renteria, while not having to do too much strategizing regarding the ninth inning, has had reason to be optimistic about some of his late-game options in the 'pen.
4/29/2014 | Chapman says he's ready for rehab assignment
Following his final pitching tune-up in the controlled setting of live batting practice on Tuesday, Reds closer Aroldis Chapman felt ready to begin a Minor League rehab assignment later this week.
4/29/2014 | After three delays, Hamilton, Heisey bring Reds back
Three rain delays on Tuesday night totaled one hour and 45 minutes, but as far as the Reds were concerned, a long wait for a soggy win was better than no win at all. Pinch-hitter Chris Heisey's RBI single in the bottom of the sixth inning was the difference maker in a 3-2 Reds victory over the Cubs in a water-logged game.
4/29/2014 | Fernandez delivers repeat stellar performance in rout
With ample run support, Jose Fernandez didn't have to go K-crazy on Tuesday night in the Marlins' 9-0 rout of the Braves at Marlins Park. Instead, Fernandez efficiently cruised along for eight innings, allowing two hits while striking out eight.
4/29/2014 | Kouzmanoff facing probable back surgery
Just eight days after he was named the AL Player of the Week, third baseman Kevin Kouzmanoff said he may have to undergo back surgery after an epidural shot last Friday wasn't effective as hoped. He has a herniated disc in his lumbar spine and Rangers back specialist Dr. Drew Dossett has recommended surgery.
4/29/2014 | Niese overcomes rain, Phillies to take series opener
Jon Niese shrugged off some miserable conditions at Citizens Bank Park on Tuesday to deliver seven strong innings, leading the Mets to a 6-1 win over the Phillies that moved them four games above .500 for the first time since July 14, 2012.
4/29/2014 | Pirates-O's rained out; makeup set for Thursday
Tuesday's matchup between the Pittsburgh Pirates and Baltimore Orioles has been rained out. The scheduled makeup date is Thursday at 7:05 p.m. ET. Pittsburgh enters Baltimore having lost five of six games. Charlie Morton, scheduled to open the two-game series on the mound for the Pirates, will instead start on Wednesday.
4/29/2014 | Salvy driving force behind Royals' six-run 8th
Salvador Perez drove in four runs with a homer and a two-run double that sparked a six-run eighth inning to send the Royals to a 10-7 win over the Blue Jays on Tuesday night.
4/29/2014 | Norris, A's add Rangers' Perez to list of victims
One night after beating ace Yu Darvish, the A's took care of the American League's ERA leader with ease on Tuesday. Texas' Martin Perez was forced to relinquish that title, after allowing a career-high eight runs in the A's 9-3 series-clinching victory at Globe Life Park,
4/29/2014 | Orioles bring back Pearce to bolster depth
Outfielder Steve Pearce signed a Major League contract with the Orioles just a week after the team designated him for assignment. The move also came just hours after the Orioles claimed him on unconditional release waivers, but he opted for free agency instead of accepting the claim.
4/29/2014 | Davis receives PRP injection for ailing oblique
Orioles first baseman Chris Davis had a platelet-rich plasma injection on Monday's off-day and will be shut down for at least a few days until the discomfort in his left oblique completely subsides.
4/29/2014 | Chen skipped, slated to make next start Saturday
A day off is time for contemplation, and Royals manager Ned Yost planned to spend his Monday thinking about his rotation. Sure enough, as Tuesday night's game against Toronto approached, Yost revealed the result of his deliberations: He plans to skip left-hander Bruce Chen in the current turn of the rotation.
4/29/2014 | Elbow strain to send top prospect Bradley to DL
D-backs pitching prospect Archie Bradley has been placed on the 7-day Triple-A disabled list with a mild flexor strain in his right elbow. It is expected to be about two weeks before Bradley is allowed to play catch again.
4/29/2014 | Finnegan on path back from injury
When Texas Christian ace Brandon Finnegan left his start in the third inning of his Friday start against Cal State Northridge, there was a definite, 'Here we go again,' buzz around the scouting industry.
4/29/2014 | Not all college matchups live up to expectations
There are a limited amount of days left on an amateur scout's schedule before the Draft, so any way to see multiple players at once in a competitive setting is a bonus.
4/29/2014 | Gatto highlights weekend of Northeast coverage
For the first chunk of the amateur season, scouts hit the warm-weather areas where baseball is going full-tilt early. Often, players from the Northeast or other cold-weather climates will head south or west as well, playing in tournaments and giving scouts a chance to see them before the season at home gets going.
4/29/2014 | Pipeline preview: Cards' Taveras heating up in Memphis
Randal Grichuk got the call to St. Louis from Triple-A Memphis on Sunday, but his outfield mate and Cardinals top prospect Oscar Taveras is heating up, too. Taveras is in action on MiLB.TV tonight, highlighting the Minor League schedule.
4/29/2014 | Dodgers-Twins postponed; split twin bill Thursday
Tuesday night's game between the Dodgers and Twins was postponed because of inclement weather and rescheduled for Thursday as part of a split day-night doubleheader.
4/29/2014 | Despite debut delay, Machado feels 'great'
Orioles All-Star third baseman Manny Machado has left his rehab assignment with Class A Frederick to join the big league club.
4/29/2014 | Fantasy grind makes waiver-wire finds key
As we move into May, it is time to make some tough roster decisions. Those who correctly sell high or buy low on surprising players now will drastically boost their chances of winning fantasy titles in 2014, and fantasy owners must continue to use the waiver wire aggressively.
4/29/2014 | Cano pulls back Seattle curtain on 'Off the Bat'
Robinson Cano is giving his fans a backstage tour of his life as part of his role as executive producer of this week's "Off the Bat from the MLB Fan Cave," which airs tonight at 11 p.m. ET on MTV 2.
4/29/2014 | This year's Draft: Pitching, pitching and more pitching
Pitchers headline this year's Draft prospects to such an extent that the record of 20 pitchers selected in the first round in 2001 could be equaled.
4/29/2014 | Going all-out is what makes Harper who he is
After this latest injury, there will undoubtedly be calls for Bryce Harper to ditch the headfirst slides and/or generally curtail his full-tilt style of play. Swell. If he did that, he would be somebody other than Bryce Harper.
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