4/30/2012 | Pettitte declares himself 'ready to help' Yankees
After tossing 96 pitches in an extended spring game at the Philadelphia Phillies' complex on Monday, Andy Pettitte said he is ready to make his return to the Yankees.
4/30/2012 | Nats' struggles at plate could get lift from youth
Although they're tied with the Braves for first place in the National League East, the Nationals are having serious problems getting on base.
4/30/2012 | Chapman slows down to find fast track
His velocity is down, but Aroldis Chapman's fortunes are up this season, and the two are likely related.
4/30/2012 | Lynn's rise built on pressure-packed foundation
It would be easy to think that Lance Lynn has never experienced the kind of pressure facing a 24-year-old replacing the staff ace of the defending World Series champs.
4/30/2012 | Lee not ready to return to Phillies on Friday
Cliff Lee is on the disabled list with a strained left oblique and is eligible to be activated Friday. But he will not be activated Friday. Lee still needs to throw two bullpen sessions before he is ready to start, and his first session has not been scheduled.
4/30/2012 | Ozzie laments lack of adjustments by Marlins
The Marlins have lost eight of their past nine games, and manager Ozzie Guillen is beginning to voice his frustrations.
4/30/2012 | Hamilton day to day, out of Rangers' lineup
A stiff back kept outfielder Josh Hamilton out of the starting lineup for the Rangers' game against the Blue Jays at Rogers Centre on Monday.
4/30/2012 | Delmon suspended seven days by MLB
Tigers outfielder Delmon Young has been suspended by Major League Baseball for seven days, retroactive to Friday, and will undergo a treatment program following an evaluation from an independent doctor Monday.
4/30/2012 | Blue Jays get first look at Darvish with Rangers
Yu Darvish made his long-awaited Toronto debut on Monday night at Rogers Centre, but it wasn't in the uniform some people might have expected a few short months ago.
4/30/2012 | Heyward rests with soreness near oblique
Jason Heyward awoke on Monday with some soreness around his right oblique muscle. The 22-year-old outfielder will rest until the Braves are confident he is not in danger of suffering a strain that would cause him to miss much more than just a couple days.
4/30/2012 | Swisher remains out, but DL stint unlikely
Nick Swisher may have to wait a week to see if he can keep his hot start going, as the Yankees right fielder has been sent to the bench with a mild strain of his left hamstring.
4/30/2012 | Cubs' Dempster targets Thursday return
The quadriceps strain that forced Cubs right-hander Ryan Dempster to the 15-day disabled list is healed enough that he is likely to make his return on Thursday in Cincinnati.
4/30/2012 | Saunders starting to pack power for Seattle
Michael Saunders' vow to be more aggressive, along with a more compact stroke, seems to be paying off in a big way.
4/30/2012 | Dodgers activate Coffey from disabled list
The Dodgers on Monday activated right-handed reliever Todd Coffey off the 15-day disabled list. They made room for Coffey's activation by optioning pitcher Nathan Eovaldi to Double-A Chattanooga after Sunday's game.
4/30/2012 | Hurdle committed to keeping relievers fresh
Some of the best managers in recent baseball history have been renowned for riding hot relief arms into exhaustion. Clint Hurdle, who has started the 2012 season with a bullpen full of hot arms, is committed to not falling into that trap.
4/30/2012 | Thome's availability puts Phils in tight spot
Jim Thome needs at-bats to be productive, but because of his bad back, at-bats will be difficult to find.
4/30/2012 | Decision looming on Cook's future
Unless the Red Sox move to a six-man rotation in brief -- "a consideration," as manager Bobby Valentine put it Monday -- Aaron Cook will not join the big league team as a starting pitcher.
4/30/2012 | Nieuwenhuis remains atop Mets' order
Rookie Kirk Nieuwenhuis remained in the leadoff spot of the Mets' batting order on Monday, but with the return of center fielder Andres Torres, did move to left field.
4/30/2012 | Farrell stands by slumping shortstop Escobar
Yunel Escobar has had a rough first month to the season, and Blue Jays manager John Farrell said he thinks he knows what's contributing to it.
4/30/2012 | Opener between Tigers, Royals postponed
Monday night's scheduled game between the Detroit Tigers and Kansas City Royals at Comerica Park has been postponed due to rain. The game will be made up at 7:05 p.m. ET on Monday, Sept. 24, which was an off-day for both clubs.
4/30/2012 | Rays eager to build on success of first month
As the calendar turns to May on Tuesday, Tampa Bay will have its second-best April record in club history.
4/30/2012 | Longo exits early
Rays third baseman Evan Longoria left Monday night's 3-2 win over the Mariners after the third inning with left knee soreness, an injury manager Joe Maddon described as a "day-to-day gig right now."
4/30/2012 | Astros' Lee says he's ready to return to action
The Astros' Carlos Lee, who hasn't played since spraining his left ankle while playing defense on Friday in Cincinnati, proclaimed himself ready to play after fielding grounders during batting practice prior to Monday's game.
4/30/2012 | Hughes designated for assignment
Luke Hughes' stay with the A's did not pass the week mark, as the infielder was designated for assignment to make room on the roster for the newly acquired Brandon Inge.
4/30/2012 | Giants pay tribute to former ballgirl Busch
Barry Bonds joined a crowd at AT&T Park on Monday for an hourlong memorial service to celebrate the life of Alexis Busch, a former Giants batgirl who lost her life in a yacht-racing accident at the Farallon Islands outside San Francisco on April 14.
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