4/29/2012 | Gearrin sent to Minors; Kimbrel left holding bag
Craig Kimbrel is back to having to carry the "goody" bag out to the Braves' bullpen despite being the reigning National League Rookie of Year.
4/29/2012 | Braves giving Delgado opportunity to adjust
Randall Delgado's spot in the Braves' rotation seems secure -- at least for the time being -- despite his recent rocky outings.
4/29/2012 | Heyward's speed a surprise perk for Braves
Jason Heyward's early success stealing bases has caught many people off-guard. Heyward, however, isn't one of them.
4/29/2012 | Resilient Anibal turns tough start into sharp one
It initially looked like it would be a rough Saturday night for Anibal Sanchez, and it turned into a memorable one.
4/29/2012 | Gutierrez's heel an issue; Carp close to return
Former Gold Glove center fielder Franklin Gutierrez's comeback continues to be slowed in Arizona by a plantar fasciitis issue in his heel.
4/29/2012 | Sherrill to undergo Tommy John surgery
Veteran left-handed reliever George Sherrill will undergo Tommy John surgery on his throwing elbow early next month and will be done for the season, the Mariners announced Sunday.
4/29/2012 | Struggling Smoak, Ryan get Sunday off
Shortstop Brendan Ryan and first baseman Justin Smoak both got the day off Sunday as Mariners manager Eric Wedge said both needed a "mental day" after struggling at the plate much of the young season.
4/29/2012 | Cairo's return to Reds may be just around the corner
Eligible to come off the disabled list while the team is off on Monday, utility infielder Miguel Cairo could return as soon as Tuesday when the Reds open a series vs. the Cubs.
4/29/2012 | Red Sox's Shoppach, Beckett forming a working tandem
When the season started, Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine didn't sound like a big fan of catcher-pitcher pairings. However, one appears to be developing on his team with Kelly Shoppach and Josh Beckett.
4/29/2012 | Valentine loving the Pedroia experience
Bobby Valentine thought he had a healthy appreciation for Dustin Pedroia from afar in his former role as an ESPN broadcaster. Now, the Red Sox manager is realizing you can't truly appreciate the second baseman until you watch him day in and day out.
4/29/2012 | Yanks move Garcia to 'pen, Phelps to rotation
Freddy Garcia has been dispatched to the Yankees' bullpen, with rookie David Phelps first in line to take the veteran right-hander's place in the rotation.
4/29/2012 | Pujols struggles to adjust to new league
Angels first baseman Albert Pujols, with 445 career home runs under his belt, has been powerless through the first month of the 2012 campaign. Entering Sunday's game against the Indians, Pujols was batting .226 with no homers, including a .213 mark with two strikes.
4/29/2012 | First base a balancing act for D-backs' Gibson
On the one hand, Paul Goldschmidt is viewed as the future at first base, given his performance in 2011. However, it's been a tough start to the season for the slugging right-hander, while backup Lyle Overbay has been swinging a hot bat.
4/29/2012 | Yankees' Stewart again behind plate for CC
The Yankees aren't ready to anoint Chris Stewart as a personal catcher for CC Sabathia, but the ace lefty is probably getting used to seeing him behind the plate.
4/29/2012 | Santana returns to scene of no-hitter
Last July 27 was a sunny summer afternoon in Cleveland. The Angels were playing some of their best baseball of the season. On that day, Ervin Santana no-hit the Indians.
4/29/2012 | Yanks recall Mitchell, option Eppley to Triple-A
The Yankees recalled right-hander D.J. Mitchell from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre before Sunday's game, looking to add a live arm to help out in the back of their bullpen.
4/29/2012 | Hunter not a fan of April slumps
Angels outfielder Torii Hunter has no patience for slow starts. The Angels have dropped 14 of 21 to open the season.
4/29/2012 | Zagurski hoping to stick around after Reno stint
Mike Zagurski, who was out of Minor League options, had an impressive spring, and it was widely assumed if he did not make the team, he would be claimed on waivers by another team before he could be sent to the Minors. Zagurski, however, did clear waivers and began the season for Triple-A Reno.
4/29/2012 | Royals' Hochevar, Sanchez swap starts
Luke Hochevar will get his first shot at the Detroit Tigers a day earlier than expected.
4/29/2012 | Royals' Hosmer seeing increased infield shifts
Eric Hosmer once bunted successfully toward third base and beat the shift. The left-handed hitter admits, though, his ability to slap the ball to the left-field side is limited.
4/29/2012 | Cubs' Castillo getting opportunity against Phils
Cubs catcher Welington Castillo literally got a wake-up call when he was summoned from Triple-A Iowa to join Chicago for the series against the Philadelphia Phillies.
4/29/2012 | Wells' fate likely to be decided on Thursday
The Cubs probably won't decide whether Randy Wells will be moved to the bullpen or sent back to Triple-A Iowa until Thursday, when Ryan Dempster is slated to start at Cincinnati.
4/29/2012 | Bucs' Grilli draws inspiration from college athlete
A few minutes after the conclusion of the Pirates' 4-2 win Saturday night, Jason Grilli recounted his contributions with emotion due to an inspiring visitor at Turner Field.
4/29/2012 | Athletics' Weeks gets a rest on Sunday
A's second baseman Jemile Weeks got the day off for Sunday's series finale against the Orioles. Utility man Eric Sogard, who homered on Friday, got the start instead.
4/29/2012 | Burnett, Bedard add expected punch to rotation
The anticipated power punch to the rotation by newcomers A.J. Burnett and Erik Bedard has come as advertised for the Pirates.
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