4/27/2012 | Axelrod to fill White Sox long-relief role
The White Sox recalled right-hander Dylan Axelrod from Triple-A Charlotte on Friday to replace righty Jesse Crain, who was placed on the 15-day disabled list with a strained left oblique.
4/27/2012 | Bell intent on making necessary adjustments
Heath Bell, who has saved over 40 games in each of the past three seasons, has just two saves so far in 2012. To make matters worse, he has blown three saves and allowed eight runs (six earned) over 5 2/3 innings.
4/27/2012 | Marlins give Reyes a 'break mentally'
Jose Reyes, who has three hits in his last 20 at-bats, was not in the starting lineup for Friday's game against the D-backs.
4/27/2012 | Astros' Castro returns to lineup after collision
After missing a pair of games with a sore neck following a home plate collision with Mat Gamel, Jason Castro returned to the Astros lineup on Friday.
4/27/2012 | Roenicke spins rotation for Cardinals' series
Manager Ron Roenicke discussed his adjustment of the Brewers' rotation, following the season-ending shoulder injury to Chris Narveson. Yovani Gallardo, Marco Estrada and Zack Greinke were set to make starts at Busch Stadium this weekend.
4/27/2012 | Red Sox to honor Wakefield on May 15
Veteran knuckleballer Tim Wakefield, who earned career win No. 200 last September and retired two months ago, will be honored by the Red Sox in a pregame ceremony at Fenway Park on May 15.
4/27/2012 | Rays' Allen enjoys moment in spotlight
A day after hitting a walk-off home run to lead the Rays to a 4-3 win over the Angels, Brandon Allen was asked about his enjoyment of the moment.
4/27/2012 | Reds honor 'Breaking Barriers' contest winner
During an on-field ceremony on Friday to commemorate Jackie Robinson Day, the Reds honored 10-year-old Raeya Ponugoti for being the winner of the 2012 Breaking Barriers: In Sports, In Life essay contest.
4/27/2012 | Miggy reaches milestone with 1,000th RBI
Miguel Cabrera joined the 1,000-RBI club at age 29 on Friday, hitting four digits with an RBI single in the third inning at Yankee Stadium.
4/27/2012 | Award honoring researcher Spira announced
An award has been established in memory of Greg Spira, a baseball researcher who was ahead of his time and passed away in December at age 44.
4/27/2012 | Twins' Baker speaks about his elbow surgery
Twins right-hander Scott Baker met with the media on Friday for the first time since undergoing Tommy John surgery in New York on April 17.
4/27/2012 | Samson completes 52.4-mile run down coast
David Samson ran the equivalent of back-to-back marathons Friday to honor the workers who built Marlins Park, and he also raised $550,000 for 10 charities.
4/27/2012 | Astros' Lee leaves game with leg injury
Astros first baseman Carlos Lee suffered a left ankle sprain and was forced to leave Friday night's game in the first inning. The Astros characterize the injury as day to day.
4/27/2012 | Cards' Carpenter still without timetable for return
Cardinals right-hander Chris Carpenter provided another update on the status of his right shoulder injury on Friday, though the update shed no new light on when Carpenter might resume throwing.
4/27/2012 | Maholm holds Phillies down, Cubs pile on
Tony Campana went 2-for-5 on the night, with a pair of runs scored, and starter Paul Maholm outdueled Roy Halladay as the Cubs manufactured enough runs to secure a 5-1 win over the Phillies at Citizens Bank Park.
4/27/2012 | A's come alive to earn McCarthy first victory
Brandon McCarthy picked up his first victory in six starts this season, while Eric Sogard and Josh Reddick each homered, leading the visiting A's to a 5-2 series-opening victory over the Orioles on Friday night.
4/27/2012 | Lidge heads to DL with abdominal wall strain
The Nationals placed reliever Brad Lidge on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to April 22, because of an abdominal wall strain, and they recalled right-hander Ryan Perry from Triple-A Syracuse.
4/27/2012 | Rockies' De La Rosa to start Minors rehab soon
Rockies left-hander Jorge De La Rosa is on the cusp of starting a Minor League rehab assignment and could be back in the big leagues by June.
4/27/2012 | Twins' Parmelee nearing return from beaning
First baseman Chris Parmelee, who was struck on the helmet Wednesday, said Friday he's feeling much better and hopes to return to the lineup soon.
4/27/2012 | Justice: Electricity abounds as Harper arrives
Bryce Harper is the kind of prospect that comes along maybe once a generation. Bo Jackson? Yeah, that's a good comparison. That's why his debut is a red-letter day.
4/27/2012 | D-backs' Saunders blanks Fish on three hits
Joe Saunders was impressive once again, going the distance on a three-hit shutout, and the D-backs made themselves right at home in Miami, as they pounded out 15 hits en route to a 5-0 win at Marlins Park.
4/27/2012 | Dodgers' Guerra doing well after getting hit
After being hit in the face by a line drive during Wednesday's game against the Braves, Javy Guerra showed no visible signs of the incident as he walked through the Dodgers' clubhouse before Friday's game against the Nationals.
4/27/2012 | Indians rally, win it on Asdrubal's single in ninth
The Indians poured from their dugout, mobbing Asdrubal Cabrera on the field to celebrate a 3-2 win over the Angels in walk-off fashion on Friday night at Progressive Field. The comeback win came on the heels of a solid outing by Justin Masterson.
4/27/2012 | Giants' Huff appreciates support
Giants first baseman Aubrey Huff, who's on the 15-day disabled list with an anxiety disorder, asked for solitude Friday in a brief statement he issued through the team.
4/27/2012 | Trout recalled as Angels release veteran Abreu
The Angels called up top prospect Mike Trout and released veteran outfielder Bobby Abreu following Friday's game.
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