5/19/2012 | Bauer impressive in first Triple-A outing
Right-hander Trevor Bauer made his first start for Triple-A Reno on Friday night against Oklahoma City, and the results were impressive. Bauer went eight innings and struck out 11.
5/19/2012 | Wang likely headed to bullpen on return
Nationals manager Davey Johnson was optimistic on Saturday about pitcher Chien-Ming Wang's progress at Triple-A Syracuse, and Wang will likely pitch out of the bullpen when he returns -- at least temporarily.
5/19/2012 | D-backs' Upton speeding up after slow start
After another slow start in 2012, it looks like D-backs outfielder Justin Upton might be heating up. Since May 14, he was hitting .294 with a .478 on-base percentage entering Saturday's action.
5/19/2012 | Rangers' top prospect thriving at Double-A
The Frisco RoughRiders, the Rangers' Double-A team, have played 42 games this year. Infielder Jurickson Profar has hit safely in each of the last 29.
5/19/2012 | Washington gets message across to Feliz
Rangers manager Ron Washington said he had a heart-to-heart talk with pitcher Neftali Feliz during Friday's start against the Astros.
5/19/2012 | Uehara delivers in prime setup situation
Koji Uehara was asked to pitch the eighth inning on Friday and protect the Rangers' 4-1 lead. Uehara did so and earned just his third hold of the season.
5/19/2012 | Texas unlikely to use Nathan fifth straight day
Rangers manager Ron Washington told Joe Nathan on Friday night that he wouldn't be used on Saturday after the closer had pitched four straight days.
5/19/2012 | Breslow consistent force in D-backs' bullpen
D-backs reliever Craig Breslow is focused on consistency, as the lefty had a pencil-thin 1.31 ERA this season in 18 appearances prior to Saturday's game against the Royals.
5/19/2012 | Johnson shakes up Nationals' lineup
Nationals manager Davey Johnson overhauled the lineup for Saturday's Interleague game against the Orioles in the hopes of finding a spark for his team's struggling offense.
5/19/2012 | Phillies' Galvis finding his stride at the plate
Over the course of a six-game winning streak, the Phillies' offense has been given a much needed boost by the lower half of the lineup. In particular, rookie second baseman Freddy Galvis has found a good rhythm at the plate.
5/19/2012 | Phils' Blanton hits road block after solid stretch
In 2011, Joe Blanton was the forgotten man. That all appeared to be behind Blanton as the right-hander entered Saturday night's game 3-0 with a 2.10 ERA over his last four starts, but he struggled, allowing seven early runs.
5/19/2012 | Perez signaling earlier return to Royals
Royals catcher Salvador Perez, who had knee surgery in Spring Training, originally was projected to be out until about the All-Star Game in Kansas City. Now it appears he could return by late June.
5/19/2012 | Quintero versatile addition behind plate
Royals catcher Humberto Quintero, obtained from the Astros in the wake of Salvador Perez's injury, has made an impression so far with his arm and his bat.
5/19/2012 | KC sends Teaford to DL, calls up Adcock
Left-hander Everett Teaford's listing as the Royals' "probable" pitcher for Sunday against the Diamondbacks turned out to be just that. Now he's on the disabled list.
5/19/2012 | Gaby optioned to Triple-A New Orleans
Gaby Sanchez, the Marlins' lone All-Star in 2011, was optioned to Triple-A New Orleans on Saturday. The 28-year-old Miami native had his batting average dip to .197 after going hitless in three at-bats in a 2-0 loss to the Indians at Progressive Field.
5/19/2012 | Burrell emotional as he officially retires a Phillie
Pat Burrell always prided himself on being prepared. He thought he was ready this time, too, all set to take one last curtain call at Citizens Bank Park. Then the Phillies threw him with a changeup.
5/19/2012 | Kasten focused on Dodgers, impressed by Nats
Stan Kasten is now working 3,000 miles away, with a different team on another coast, but his imprint is all over a Nationals club that is competing right now for first place in the National League East.
5/19/2012 | LA's M. Ellis out six weeks after 'urgent' procedure
Dodgers second baseman Mark Ellis underwent a procedure on his left leg on Saturday and will miss six weeks after he was upended on a hard slide by the Cardinals' Tyler Greene on Friday.
5/19/2012 | Danks, White Sox power bats knock out Cubs
Lefty John Danks allowed three hits and a walk over 6 1/3 innings for his first win since April 22 and Dayan Viciedo and A.J. Pierzynski hit back-to-back homers in the third inning to lead the White Sox to a 7-4 win over the Cubs on Saturday at Wrigley Field. Adam Dunn added his 13th homer.
5/19/2012 | Gammons: Injuries kept Wood from greatness
Kerry Wood's 20-strikeout performance just five starts into his career showed how dominant he could be, but injuries kept him from reaching his full potential.
5/19/2012 | Perez calls for more support from Tribe fans
After closing out Saturday's 2-0 win over the Marlins, Indians closer Chris Perez vented his frustrations with being booed by his home fans.
5/19/2012 | Freese plans no changes to emerge from slump
David Freese has been banging the ball hard for the Cardinals, so even though he hasn't gotten much to show for it of late, the third baseman doesn't plan on making any changes to overcome his slump.
5/19/2012 | Cards' star pitching prospect on Class A DL
Top pitching prospect Carlos Martinez was placed on the disabled list in Class A ball with mild shoulder tendinitis, more as a precaution, the Cardinals said.
5/19/2012 | Beltran in Cards lineup for second straight game
Carlos Beltran said his right knee was fine after playing for the first time in five days on Friday night, so the Cardinals had in the lineup for Saturday's game in L.A.
5/19/2012 | Trout, Bourjos provide explosive 1-2 punch
The top two spots of the Angels' batting order on Saturday represented one of the fastest possible combinations in baseball: Mike Trout and Peter Bourjos.
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