4/28/2014 | After hectic arrival, Morin awaits debut
Mike Morin joined the bullpen after an eventful trip to New York after his callup and could quickly be called upon to contribute.
4/28/2014 | Tribe pleased with Salazar's bounceback start
Danny Salazar made it his goal on Sunday to pitch the way he did in the second half of last season. Facing the Giants, he accomplished that goal with seven strong innings to bounce back from what had been a rough April.
4/28/2014 | Rehab stint unlikely for Sale, but return uncertain
White Sox left-hander Chris Sale, who was placed on the disabled list retroactive to April 18 with a flexor muscle strain in his left arm, is eligible to come back this weekend in Cleveland. That return does not seem plausible as of now.
4/28/2014 | Harrell sent to D-backs for cash or player to be named
Lucas Harrell, who began the year by making three starts in the Astros' rotation, found himself a new home Monday when the club traded him to the D-backs in exchange for cash considerations or a player to be named later.
4/28/2014 | D-backs add pitching depth by acquiring Harrell
The D-backs on Monday acquired pitcher Lucas Harrell from the Astros for a player to be named later or cash considerations and assigned the right-hander to Triple-A Reno.
4/28/2014 | Maddon not rushing DeJesus back into outfield
David DeJesus, who continues to rehab a shoulder that he tweaked while diving for a ball against the Yankees earlier this month, was again the designated hitter for the Rays against the White Sox on Monday.
4/28/2014 | D-backs prez Hall launches prostate cancer foundation
D-backs president Derrick Hall believes that he was diagnosed with -- and so far spared from the ravages of -- prostate cancer for a good reason: to live the rest of his life helping other victims. To that end, Hall's Pro-State Foundation website went active on Tuesday.
4/28/2014 | MRI alters Braun's diagnosis, but return date unclear
Ryan Braun emerged from an MRI scan on Sunday with a slightly different diagnosis for his right rib-cage injury. Instead of strained intercostals, Braun actually has a strained oblique, though his timetable to return to action remains unclear.
4/28/2014 | Crying fan: Brewers' Gomez is 'my idol'
Aside from the dozens of texts, hundreds of tweets and the two news crews that showed up at her house Monday, it was just another school day for 15-year-old Jordan Hynum of Fort Atkinson, Wis. Hynum is the young lady who burst into tears at the sight of Brewers center fielder Carlos Gomez on Sunday afternoon at Miller Park.
4/28/2014 | Arrieta likely to make season debut this weekend
Weary from Minor League travel and a sporadic pitching schedule, Cubs right-hander Jake Arrieta is understandably anxious to rejoin the rotation. He'll do so soon, although not as quickly as originally planned. Because of Monday's postponement, Arrieta, who was slated to start Wednesday, will more likely slide into the rotation at some point this weekend against the Cardinals.
4/28/2014 | Holland still working on leg strength
Still recovering from offseason knee surgery, Rangers lefty Derek Holland was back in uniform Monday at Globe Life Park, working on the strength in his left leg with some drills at first base.
4/28/2014 | Grichuk gives Cards big bat, options in center
The club wanted to improve its bench -- Grichuk was batting .310/.351/.529 through 21 Triple-A games with a .400 average against lefties -- while also giving manager Mike Matheny another center field option.
4/28/2014 | Reds-Cubs rained out; no makeup announced
Monday night's series opener between the Reds and Cubs was postponed because of persistent showers at Great American Ball Park. No makeup date was immediately announced. Alfredo Simon was scheduled to pitch for the Reds against the Cubs' Jeff Samardzija. Both are slated to pitch Tuesday night.
4/28/2014 | Cespedes' return to lineup still unclear
The A's began a big three-game set in Texas on Monday without Yoenis Cespedes, who is nursing a strained left hamstring back to health. Oakland's left fielder has missed four consecutive games, and the initial plan was to have him back Tuesday, but even that may now be in question.
4/28/2014 | Johnson could be nearing return to closer's role
Jim Johnson may be nearing a return to the closer's role he lost less than two weeks into the season. After collecting 101 saves over the previous two years, Johnson allowed at least two runs in three of his first five appearances while absorbing two losses and a blown save. He's since gained two wins while pitching in innings other than the ninth, and hasn't allowed a run over his last six outings.
4/28/2014 | Cubs-Reds rained out; no makeup announced
The Cubs-Reds game at Great American Ball Park on Monday night was postponed due to rain. After a 57-minute delay, the decision was made to reschedule the game, and the announcement detailing a makeup date will be forthcoming.
4/28/2014 | Dominant Gray earns first career shutout
A highly anticipated pitching duel between aces Sonny Gray and Yu Darvish fizzled by the third inning Monday night. But not because of Gray, who stole the show in a brilliant performance for the A's, going the distance for his first career shutout in just his 16th career start, a 4-0 series-opening win over the Rangers.
4/28/2014 | MLBPAA hosts golf tournament for cancer research
A large number of former Major League players converged at the Golf Club of Houston on Monday afternoon, participating in a fundraising tournament for Tony's Prostate Cancer Research, a not-for-profit organization founded by Tony Masraff.
4/28/2014 | Davis makes amends, lifts short-handed Crew in 12th
Milwaukee's bench was long empty of healthy position players by the time Khris Davis and Mark Reynolds delivered RBIs in the 12th inning, giving the Brewers a 5-3 win over the Cardinals at Busch Stadium on Monday.
4/28/2014 | Latos takes another step in 'slow, steady' rehab
By his own admission, the process to get Reds starter Mat Latos back on a mound has been tedious, frustrating and difficult. That doesn't mean Latos is going to try to take the express route. It's been slow because it needs to be.
4/28/2014 | Reports: Harper to have thumb surgery
Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper will undergo surgery to repair a torn ligament in his left thumb, according to multiple reports.
4/28/2014 | Clevenger proving to be worthy backup at backstop
Proving himself to be a worthwhile defensive backup catcher, Steve Clevenger has been a bright spot as the Orioles lineup has struggled through the first month of the season.
4/28/2014 | Quiet but effective, Infante fitting in with Royals
Omar Infante, who has a .333 average with runners in scoring position, has helped take up the slack early in the season. His 17 RBIs lead the Royals, and his style of play fits well with the club.
4/28/2014 | Raking Ruiz racks up NL Player of Week
After a slow start, Phillies catcher Carlos Ruiz has caught fire, and a stellar seven days at the dish has netted him NL Player of the Week honors for April 21-27.
4/28/2014 | Abreu, Seager share AL Player of Week Award
White Sox rookie first baseman Jose Abreu and Mariners third baseman Kyle Seager slugged their way to co-American League Player of the Week honors for the week ending April 27.
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