4/21/2012 | A's Anderson takes step forward in recovery
A's left-hander Brett Anderson took another big step on Saturday in his recovery from Tommy John surgery, throwing to batters for the first time this year.
4/21/2012 | A's send Godfrey to Minors, recall Figueroa
Right-handed starter Graham Godfrey and left-handed reliever Pedro Figueroa both got surprises on Saturday -- one good and one bad -- when they reported to work. The A's sent Godfrey down to Triple-A Sacramento and called up Figueroa from the River Cats.
4/21/2012 | Segura's future with Angels now hazy
When the Angels spent $68.5 million to lock up shortstop Erick Aybar and second baseman Howie Kendrick, it meant stability in their middle infield through at least 2015 -- and insecurity surrounding the future of middle-infield prospect Jean Segura.
4/21/2012 | Cassevah not yet ready to be activated
Angels reliever Bobby Cassevah was expected to pitch on back-to-back days for the first time on Saturday, but that will not mark the final stage of his rehab.
4/21/2012 | Indians' Jimenez knows he can pitch better
Ubaldo Jimenez has collected a win in each of his last two starts, but the Indians right-hander is not sitting back and finding satisfaction with that statistic. Jimenez knows his performance on the mound is nowhere near the level he wants to reach.
4/21/2012 | Tribe's Tomlin happy about Humber's perfecto
Josh Tomlin stood in a hallway within the visitors' clubhouse at the Coliseum on Saturday afternoon, positioning himself a safe distance away from the crowd of teammates gathered around one of the televisions in the room. He watched from a distance as his friend, White Sox right-hander Phil Humber, flirted with a perfect game against the Mariners at Safeco Field.
4/21/2012 | Tribe's Hannahan on fire at the plate
Through the first couple of weeks of this season, Jack Hannahan has been one of Cleveland's most productive hitters, providing some stability in the lower third of the lineup.
4/21/2012 | Phillies' Ruiz misses second straight game
Phillies catcher Carlos Ruiz was out of the lineup on Saturday for a second consecutive game because of a sore left wrist that he injured in Thursday's 2-0 victory over the Padres.
4/21/2012 | Phillies' Manuel pleased with Pierre's play
Juan Pierre made his ninth start of the season for the Phillies on Saturday, leading off and playing in left field.
4/21/2012 | Curveball aids Padres' Wieland in second start
After struggling in his Major League debut on April 10, Padres rookie pitcher Joe Wieland had considerably more success in his start against the Phillies on Thursday, as he allowed just one run over six innings, with seven strikeouts.
4/21/2012 | Padres juggle lineup again on Saturday
The Padres, who have scored one run in their last 21 innings, shuffled their lineup again on Saturday, giving veteran Mark Kotsay the start in left field -- his first start at Petco Park -- and having Nick Hundley bat fourth against the Phillies.
4/21/2012 | Padres' Stauffer throws bullpen session
Pitcher Tim Stauffer took a positive step forward in his rehabilitation on Saturday, when he threw 35 pitches in a bullpen session hours before the Padres faced the Phillies at Petco Park.
4/21/2012 | O's shut down Wada, schedule elbow exam
Orioles left-handed pitcher Tsuyoshi Wada has been shut down -- stopping his rehab assignment -- and the plan is for him to fly to Baltimore to see team orthopedist Dr. John Wilckens for lingering left elbow soreness.
4/21/2012 | Reimold's neck keeps him out of lineup
Nolan Reimold was not in Saturday's starting lineup for the second time in three games as the Orioles' left fielder continues to be plagued by neck spasms. He is listed as day to day.
4/21/2012 | Garcia's dud necessitates Yankees' rally
Freddy Garcia was able to escape Fenway Park without suffering a defeat on Saturday, but that aborted outing is only the beginning of his search for answers.
4/21/2012 | Count on me: Humber efficient in perfecto
Philip Humber's pitch count stands as the fewest pitches thrown in a perfect game since David Cone's 88 in his 1999 perfecto at Yankee Stadium.
4/21/2012 | Pierzynski finally checks off perfecto from list
When A.J. Pierzynski was finally able to be a part of a perfect game on Saturday, no one -- aside from Philip Humber himself, perhaps -- was more excited than the eighth-year Chicago catcher.
4/21/2012 | Bauman: Yanks' torrent not to be forgotten
Years from now, the New York Yankees will be able to smile as they tell their grandchildren about Saturday's 15-9 win. The Boston Red Sox will recall it, too, but mostly in times of insomnia.
4/21/2012 | Red Sox brass 'in this together' with Bobby V.
While it isn't uncommon for Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington to converse with manager Bobby Valentine after a win or loss, it isn't very frequent that owner John Henry and team president/CEO Larry Lucchino also join in for an extended closed-door meeting -- which took place after Saturday's 15-9 setback to the Yankees.
4/21/2012 | Shoulder issue send Blue Jays' Santos to DL
Blue Jays closer Sergio Santos was placed on the 15-day disabled list with right shoulder inflammation, following the team's 9-5 win over the Royals on Saturday.
4/21/2012 | Red Sox won't rush to shake up bullpen
Saturday's 15-9, rock-bottom loss to the Yankees belonged solely to the Red Sox bullpen, which could see a shakeup soon. Just not yet.
4/21/2012 | Bass aims to net series split for Padres
San Diego finally ended its hex against the Phillies at Petco Park, breaking a 13-game losing streak against Philadelphia with a 5-1 win on Saturday.
4/21/2012 | Red-hot Kemp, Dodgers seek sweep of Astros
Matt Kemp, who has hit in 10 straight games, and the Dodgers go for a sweep of the Astros on Sunday behind Chad Billingsley, seeking his third win. Wandy Rodriguez, who's pitching well of late, starts for Houston at Minute Maid Park.
4/21/2012 | JJ, Marlins hope to rain on Nationals' parade
As long as Mother Nature cooperates -- a drenching storm is due into the Washington D.C. area -- the Nationals hope to continue what has been a pleasantly surprising 12-4 start to the season as they host the Marlins to close out what already has been a successful first homestand.
4/21/2012 | Haren hoping to deliver Halos sweep of O's
Dan Haren and Wei-Yin Chen match up when the Angels go for the sweep of the Orioles in Sunday's series finale at Angel Stadium.
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