4/20/2012 | Super-subs making an ever-larger impact
Every executive understands how important it can be to have players who can fill multiple positions, especially in the NL where managers can quickly find themselves shorthanded after a series of matchups and double switches.
4/20/2012 | MLB Notebook: Kemp has few peers in NL
How good has Matt Kemp been over the past 13 months? Good enough for a Triple Crown. Since the start of last season, Kemp leads all NL players in home runs, batting average and RBIs.
4/20/2012 | At 100, Fenway Park testament to bygone era
Since 1912, Fenway Park has stood in Boston and remained relatively unchanged, a prominent landmark in the world of sports, one of the few remaining testaments to a previous era and a stadium where baseball has always been the main attraction.
4/20/2012 | Some players making good first impressions
Two weeks into the season, it's been a mixed bag for players with new teams. Some, like Gio Gonzalez and Carlos Beltran, have made good first impressions. Others, such as Aramis Ramirez and Mat Latos, have had subpar starts.
4/20/2012 | Phillips rests as precaution in Chicago weather
One day after hitting his first home run of the season, Reds second baseman Brandon Phillips was out of the lineup for Friday's series opener against the Cubs at Wrigley Field because of the weather.
4/20/2012 | Fan Cave hosts start of possible tag record
Through "Wanna Play?" -- a program designed to help youth improve their health and fitness while learning baseball's fundamentals -- MLB's Fan Cave dwellers hosted an attempt to gain recognition for a record game of tag.
4/20/2012 | Cubs' Wood placed on DL with shoulder fatigue
The Cubs placed reliever Kerry Wood on the 15-day disabled list on Friday with right shoulder fatigue.
4/20/2012 | Quad strain jeopardizing Dempster's next start
Cubs starter Ryan Dempster is questionable for his start on Sunday because of a right quad strain.
4/20/2012 | Pujols says he isn't caught up in homer drought
Albert Pujols thought he had finally broken the ice on Thursday, but his fifth-inning line drive fell six inches short of clearing the left-field fence. So, once again, Pujols had to talk about not yet hitting a home run.
4/20/2012 | Dice-K's first rehab start set for Monday
Right-hander Daisuke Matsuzaka will pitch for Class A Advanced Salem on Monday, starting the clock on a 30-day rehab assignment, which means he could be activated by the Red Sox by May 23, slightly ahead of his original schedule.
4/20/2012 | Valentine in awe of Fenway's history
Sure, he is a baseball historian, as well as a manager. But Bobby Valentine is still in his early days with the Red Sox, and he's now getting a front-and-center look at what Fenway Park means to people.
4/20/2012 | Jeter passes idol Winfield with 3,111th hit
Derek Jeter had a poster of Dave Winfield on his bedroom wall growing up in Kalamazoo, Mich., and it is strange for the Yankees' captain to consider that he has moved past his childhood hero on the all-time hits list.
4/20/2012 | At least temporarily, Yanks heavy on pitching
The Yankees could keep a 13-man pitching staff through their current road trip, manager Joe Girardi said on Friday.
4/20/2012 | Voting now under way for 2012 All-Star Game
Balloting is under way for the 83rd All-Star Game on July 10 at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, marking the return of an annual fan tradition that shatters voting records each summer, starts debates and sets Major League Baseball apart from all other sports leagues.
4/20/2012 | Organist Jarvis provided Shea's soundtrack
Jane Jarvis, who served as the organist at Shea Stadium from 1964-79, will be remembered at an upcoming Hofstra University conference saluting the 50th Anniversary of the New York Mets.
4/20/2012 | Royals deal Miner back to Tigers for cash
The Royals on Friday dealt Minor League right-hander Zach Minor to the Tigers for cash. Miner spent four seasons with Detroit from 2006-09.
4/20/2012 | No. 631 moves A-Rod past Griffey into fifth
Alex Rodriguez hit the 631st home run of his Major League career on Friday, passing Ken Griffey Jr. for sole possession of fifth place on the all-time list.
4/20/2012 | Bauman: Power of democracy on ASG ballot
The advent of online voting has changed the nature of the All-Star Game election. Changed how? One, it's bigger. Two, it's better.
4/20/2012 | Red-letter day: Cincy reaches 10,000 wins
The Reds, formed in 1882 as the Cincinnati Red Stockings, defeated the Cubs, 9-4, on Friday at Wrigley Field to become the sixth organization in Major League history to win 10,000 games.
4/20/2012 | Replay turns Ortiz's double into a homer
The Red Sox didn't have many highlights in the early innings of Friday's 100th anniversary celebration of Fenway Park, but David Ortiz gave the fans reason for delayed cheers when he launched a solo homer just over the Green Monster in the bottom of the second inning -- a drive that was originally ruled a double.
4/20/2012 | Pettitte works five; higher level likely next
Yankees left-hander Andy Pettitte pitched five innings in an extended spring game against Pirates prospects on Friday in Tampa, Fla.
4/20/2012 | After honoring Fenway, Yanks pound Sox
The caps and jerseys rolled back the clock to a less thunderous time in baseball history, but the Yankees honored the live ball by slugging five home runs, including two by Eric Chavez, in a 6-2 victory over the Red Sox on Friday.
4/20/2012 | Red Sox fans celebrate Fenway at Fan Cave
They came from all walks and all ages, some wandering in off Broadway and some lucky invitees on the redsox.com email list. It was the people of Red Sox Nation, in the middle of enemy territory, given a rare red-carpet treatment for a day in this city.
4/20/2012 | Return of 'family' sparks emotions at Fenway
Unlike Tim Wakefield and Jason Varitek's return for this season's home opener in Boston, everything on Friday -- the day of Fenway's 100th birthday -- was about the collective.
4/20/2012 | Ex-Sox Beltre, Murphy chime in on Fenway party
Rangers third baseman Adrian Beltre, who played one year for the Red Sox, said he asked manager Ron Washington for a day off so he could fly back to Boston for the 100th anniversary of Fenway Park.
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