4/19/2012 | Fister to proceed cautiously after setback
Doug Fister doesn't believe he necessarily pushed himself too quickly when he threw off a mound Tuesday and felt more soreness in his previously-strained left rib cage muscle. However, he said they're probably going to progress carefully in his rehab to not risk a more serious setback.
4/19/2012 | Red Sox's Melancon understands demotion
Sent to Triple-A Pawtucket on Wednesday, Red Sox reliever Mark Melancon understood the team's decision to get him on the up-and-up away from the big league club, pitching coach Bob McClure said.
4/19/2012 | Fenway open house draws 53,000 fans
Fenway Park belonged to the public on Thursday, with every corner open for pictures and exploration during the Red Sox's open house, a part of the team's celebration of the ballpark's 100th birthday on Friday.
4/19/2012 | Tied by Jeter on hits list, Winfield honored
Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter collected the 3,110th hit of his career on Thursday night at Yankee Stadium. The second-inning RBI single off Twins starter Anthony Swarzak tied Jeter with Hall of Fame outfielder Dave Winfield for 18th on the all-time list.
4/19/2012 | Dice-K steadily working back toward Boston
On Friday, Daisuke Matsuzaka is scheduled to throw a bullpen session at Fenway, and his next step after that could well be a rehab assignment.
4/19/2012 | Blackburn's status will affect Twins' move
Twins manager Ron Gardenhire said he expects to make a roster move before the club returns home to Minnesota on Monday for a three-game series against the Red Sox.
4/19/2012 | Blue Jays pick Hutchison for fifth starter
The Blue Jays announced that Drew Hutchison will be called up to make his first Major League start of the season on April 21 against the Royals.
4/19/2012 | Astros' Buck sits out with hamstring strain
One day after straining his left hamstring while swinging the bat, outfielder Travis Buck wasn't available to play Thursday against the Nats.
4/19/2012 | Astros hit club-record three triples in inning
The Astros set a club record in the first inning of Thursday's game against the Nationals by recording three triples in one inning. The feat also tied a club record for most triples in a game, which had been done 12 times previously.
4/19/2012 | Players: Game will look nearly same in 2112
By 2112, baseball will have jetpacks and robotic umpires. Or maybe not. The 100th anniversary of Fenway Park has stirred the imaginations of players regarding what may and what may not change about the national pastime in the next 10 decades.
4/19/2012 | Ichiro producing from No. 3 spot for Mariners
Early returns on manager Eric Wedge's move of Ichiro Suzuki to the No. 3 spot in the Mariners batting order have been positive to this point, which is certainly encouraging for an offense in need of production.
4/19/2012 | Aybar, Angels more than content with extension
Thursday was the day the Erick Aybar received his Gold Glove Award from last year, the day Angel Stadium gave away T-shirts marking that occasion and, most importantly, the day Aybar signed a four-year, $35 million extension.
4/19/2012 | D-backs' Upton expects to return soon
D-backs outfielder Justin Upton was out of the lineup for the third straight game on Thursday, but he seems to be getting closer to returning.
4/19/2012 | Padres' Moseley opts for shoulder surgery
Padres pitcher Dustin Moseley is committed to having surgery to repair his shoulder, though he's still sorting through the details.
4/19/2012 | Crisp misses second straight game with flu
Still recovering from the flu, Coco Crisp was missing from action for a second straight day Thursday.
4/19/2012 | Chipper out after fluid forms in left knee
Braves third baseman Chipper Jones was out of the starting lineup against the D-backs on Thursday after fluid formed around the joint of his surgically repaired left knee on the flight from Atlanta to Arizona.
4/19/2012 | Braves' Hudson to make one more rehab start
Braves starter Tim Hudson will make one more start for Triple-A Gwinnett on Tuesday and is on track to pitch against the Pirates on April 29 or April 30, manager Fredi Gonzalez said.
4/19/2012 | Indians closer irked by fine for Twitter post
Indians closer Chris Perez is outspoken by nature, whether he is talking to his teammates, being interviewed by reporters or posting messages on his Twitter account. Perez is now paying for that aspect of his personality.
4/19/2012 | Lee dazzles with changeup in 10-inning outing
Phillies pitcher Cliff Lee's changeup was particularly impressive in his 10 scoreless innings against the Giants on Wednesday night.
4/19/2012 | Angels' Trout generating buzz with hot start in Minors
With the offense struggling and premier prospect Mike Trout tearing it up in Triple-A, a hot topic among Angels fans has centered on when Trout could get the callup to the big leagues again.
4/19/2012 | Justice: Pudge a no-doubt Hall of Famer
The bottom line is that Ivan Rodriguez was (a) great player and (b) hasn't been tied to steroids in any credible way.
4/19/2012 | Castrovince: Hamilton has gifts, but comes with risks
Josh Hamilton can impact a ballgame in ways that few others can, but he is also so willing to sacrifice his body to make that impact that he opens himself up to scrutiny about his long-term durability.
4/19/2012 | La Russa proudly accepts Ellis Island Award
Former manager Tony La Russa received the Family Heritage Award, which honors the extraordinary lives of Americans who trace their ancestry through Ellis Island.
4/19/2012 | Chacin, Marcum to open series in Milwaukee
Rockies starter Jhoulys Chacin and Brewers starter Shaun Marcum both pitched well enough to win their last outings. Unfortunately, neither actually did.
4/19/2012 | Wright seeks Mets mark against Zito
David Wright enters Friday's game against the Giants tied with Darryl Strawberry for most RBIs in Mets history. He'll get a chance to move atop the list against Barry Zito, who's off to a fast start in 2012.
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