Jun 29, 2014, 10:13 AM EDT
Bryce Harper sure seems excited to return to the Nationals’ active roster after missing the past two months following April 29 surgery to repair a torn ulnar collateral ligament in his left thumb. The 21-year-old outfielder went 4-for-5 with three home runs and five RBI on Saturday night at Double-A Harrisburg.
Jun 29, 2014, 9:37 AM EDT
Taijuan Walker was expected to open 2014 as a member of the Mariners’ starting rotation, but shoulder problems threw him off in spring training and he was placed on the disabled list when Opening Day rolled around. The kid is now finally ready.
Jun 29, 2014, 8:51 AM EDT
The 51-32 Brewers have the best record in the National League and the largest division lead in MLB, boasting a 6 1/2 game cushion over the second-place Cardinals.
Jun 26, 2014, 12:11 AM EDT
Vanderbilt University has claimed its first College World Series. And the school’s first-ever NCAA national championship in a men’s sport.
Jun 25, 2014, 11:14 PM EDT
Watch as Orioles designated hitter Nelson Cruz ties Wednesday night’s game against the White Sox with one swing of the bat on a grand slam in the bottom of the eighth inning …
Jun 25, 2014, 10:31 PM EDT
According to beat writer Scott Lauber of the Boston Herald, outfielder Shane Victorino — who had been aiming to return from the disabled list this Friday night — has hit a setback in his rehabilitation from hamstring and back ailments and there is no longer a timetable for his activation.
Jun 25, 2014, 9:45 PM EDT
Dodgers top outfield prospect Joc Pederson suffered a Grade 1 separation of the A/C joint in his right shoulder this week at Triple-A Albuquerque and will be sidelined for at least the next 10 days.
Jun 25, 2014, 8:53 PM EDT
From Paul Hoynes of the Cleveland Plain Dealer comes word that Indians right-hander Justin Masterson has been scratched from his next scheduled start Sunday against the Mariners because of lingering soreness in his right knee.
Jun 25, 2014, 8:08 PM EDT
And what appears to be a knight’s helmet.
Jun 25, 2014, 7:25 PM EDT
Astros general manager Jeff Lunow announced Wednesday — via Evan Drellich of the Houston Chronicle — that shortstop prospect Carlos Correa has undergone surgery for a fractured right fibula. Correa is done for the remainder of the 2014 season.
Jun 25, 2014, 6:49 PM EDT
Watch as Giants right-hander Tim Lincecum completes the second no-hitter of his career Wednesday afternoon against the Padres on a soft groundout to second base …
Jun 25, 2014, 12:10 AM EDT
The three-game College World Series final is tied up. University of Virginia sophomore Brandon Waddell allowed just two runs — one earned — across nine innings and the Cavaliers got 3-for-5 nights from both Joe McCarthy and Kenny Towns in a 7-2 Game 2 win over Vanderbilt on Tuesday night in Omaha, Nebraska.
Jun 24, 2014, 11:22 PM EDT
Tony Gwynn Jr. was activated from Major League Baseball’s bereavement list on Tuesday afternoon and made an appearance as a pinch-hitter in the eighth inning of Tuesday night’s 7-4 victory over the Marlins. It was his first at-bat since burying his Hall of Fame father last week in San Diego, and the fans at Citizens Bank Park made it a beautiful, genuine moment …
Jun 24, 2014, 10:57 PM EDT
The Cardinals lost both Jaime Garcia and Michael Wacha to shoulder injuries on Sunday. Now they may be down a third starting pitcher in two days. Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that right-hander Shelby Miller was lifted from his start Tuesday night at Coors Field because of tightness in his back.
Jun 24, 2014, 10:24 PM EDT
Pirates left fielder Starling Marte banged his head into the knee of Rays infielder Sean Rodriguez while trying to steal second base in the top of the fifth inning Tuesday. A little white later, the Bucs revealed that Marte is experiencing concussion-like symptoms.
Jun 24, 2014, 9:31 PM EDT
Tigers second baseman Ian Kinsler homered Tuesday in his first plate appearance back in Arlington, Texas and then taunted his former teammates while trotting down the first base line.
Jun 24, 2014, 8:44 PM EDT
White Sox first baseman Jose Abreu entered play Tuesday with 22 home runs — third in MLB behind Edwin Encarnacion (24) of the Blue Jays and Nelson Cruz (23) of the Orioles. But the sensational rookie slugger doesn’t have any desire to strut his stuff in the 2014 Home Run Derby at Target Field.
Jun 24, 2014, 7:59 PM EDT
Dodgers shortstop Hanley Ramirez missed a few games earlier this month because of irritation around the A/C joint in his right shoulder. He was given a cortisone injection on June 11 and it seemed to take care of the issue, but Ramirez is out of the Los Angeles starting lineup on Tuesday night in Kansas City with the very same right shoulder discomfort.
Jun 24, 2014, 7:13 PM EDT
Major League Baseball gave a five-game suspension to Manny Machado after he chucked his bat in the direction of A’s third baseman Josh Donaldson on June 8 at Camden Yards. Machado appealed that suspension immediately to remain active, and his case is finally going to be heard on Wednesday in Baltimore.
Jun 24, 2014, 6:28 PM EDT
Rockies right-hander Christian Bergman told MLB.com’s Thomas Harding on Monday that his left (non-throwing) hand felt fine 72 hours after being struck by a comebacker in his Friday start against the Brewers. But an MRI has shown otherwise.
Jun 22, 2014, 5:19 PM EDT
Diamondbacks slugger Mark Trumbo told reporters last week that he was ready to begin a minor league rehab assignment with his surgically-repaired left foot feeling “good to go,” but Arizona’s medical staff is pumping the breaks on that sense of optimism.
Jun 22, 2014, 4:06 PM EDT
The Padres have fired executive vice president and general manager Josh Byrnes after a disappointing 32-43 start to the 2014 season. San Diego was 184-215 in his two-plus years at the helm.
Jun 22, 2014, 3:32 PM EDT
Some bad news here for the first-place Blue Jays. MLB.com’s Gregor Chisholm reports that second baseman Brett Lawrie suffered a fracture in his right index finger Sunday when he was hit in the second inning by a Johnny Cueto pitch.
Jun 22, 2014, 2:45 PM EDT
Angel Pagan is out of the Giants’ starting lineup for a sixth consecutive game Sunday against the Diamondbacks because of a lingering back injury.
Jun 22, 2014, 1:53 PM EDT
Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times had this to say in a column posted late Saturday night about the budding David Price trade market: “It has become increasingly obvious that the Rays likely — if not absolutely, positively — are going to trade Price over the next 5 1/2 weeks until the July 31 deadline.”
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