4/9/2013 | Improving Reddick likely to miss Angels series
Josh Reddick's sprained right wrist is improving, but the outfielder is unlikely to play during the A's three-game series this week in Anaheim.
4/9/2013 | Hart's return pushed to late May, early June
As a result of the move from the 15-day DL to the 60-day DL, Corey Hart is not eligible to return to active duty until May 30. Back in Spring Training, Hart spoke of returning much earlier than that.
4/9/2013 | If Wandy can't go Sunday, Cole not option to start
The Pirates have locked in their starters for the first two games of this weekend's series against the Reds -- A.J. Burnett and Jeff Locke -- but Wandy Rodriguez's hamstring injury could open the door for someone at Triple-A Indianapolis to be recalled for a spot start Sunday.
4/9/2013 | Zunino's bat scorching in first taste of Triple-A action
Catching prospect Mike Zunino, whom the team selected with the third overall pick in the 2012 First-Year Player Draft, has four home runs and 16 RBIs at Triple-A Tacoma.
4/9/2013 | Gattis, J-Up back Medlen's seven strong
As the offense remained relatively quiet on Tuesday night at Marlins Park, Kris Medlen regained the dominant form he displayed last year and benefited from the two-run home run Evan Gattis supplied the Braves in their 3-2 win over the Marlins.
4/9/2013 | Apologetic Carrasco ejected for plunking Youk
A familiar scene played out for Indians starter Carlos Carrasco on Tuesday night, ending with him being ejected from his outing against the Yankees.
4/9/2013 | Hunter knocks career hit No. 2,000 in win
Thanks in part to Torii Hunter's opposite-field hitting, he reached the career 2,000-hit mark earlier in the season than many might have imagined.
4/9/2013 | Garcia nears resuming baseball activities
The Tigers are hoping to have outfielder Avisail Garcia resume baseball activities this week as he tries to work his way back from a bruised right heel.
4/9/2013 | Smyly's role can be critical in rainy April
The weather forecast the next couple days calls for a high chance of Drew Smyly.
4/9/2013 | Miggy's blast backs impressive Anibal in win
On a day the Tigers welcomed school field trips to Comerica Park for their Math Day promotion, Miguel Cabrera kept adding up hits. His second four-hit effort in three games included a three-run home run to complete a two-out rally in the fourth inning, making Anibal Sanchez a winner in a 7-3 victory over the Blue Jays on Tuesday afternoon at Comerica Park.
4/9/2013 | Twins remain high on Wednesday starter Hendriks
After a rough opening performance in Baltimore, the Twins will be looking for an improved outing from right-hander Liam Hendriks when he starts Wednesday against the Royals .
4/9/2013 | Giants pick up Lincecum with big rallies
After Brandon Crawford's three-run, sixth-inning homer fueled a four-run rally that tied the score, the Giants roared ahead in the eighth inning on RBI singles by Angel Pagan, Pablo Sandoval and Gregor Blanco that gave them a 9-6 triumph over the Colorado Rockies on Tuesday.
4/9/2013 | Marte relieved to notch first Major League hit
After going 0-for-6 in his first eight Major League plate appearances, D-backs outfielder Alfredo Marte recorded his first career hit Monday in the third inning, driving a RBI single to center field off Pirates reliever Jeamar Gomez. The 24-year-old admitted it was a relief to get the milestone out of the way more than a week into the season.
4/9/2013 | Barney nearly ready, but Garza has work left in rehab
Matt Garza's rehab is "all going really well," manager Dale Sveum says, but the right-hander still faces about a month of work and a program to stretch him out. Darwin Barney will play in Minor League games beginning this weekend.
4/9/2013 | Heyward will relax, trust himself at plate
When Jason Heyward went to the batting cage after Monday night's win over the Marlins, he was not attempting to vent or release frustration. The Braves right fielder was simply trying to get a better feel for the comfort he had started to gain during the game.
4/9/2013 | McDonald settles in, picks up win after rough start
On Tuesday night, the Pirates got the good and bad James McDonald. And, thanks to their just-about-always-good bullpen -- and a five-run fourth inning off D-backs starter Brandon McCarthy -- the Pirates also got a 6-5 victory at Chase Field.
4/9/2013 | Royals' errorless streak ends in eighth game
For the Royals, committing no errors in the first seven games was a first in franchise history, and it gave confirmation to manager Ned Yost's firm belief that defense would be one of his team's strong points.
4/9/2013 | Renovate Wrigley without tearing down history
There is a baseball god. After all, courtesy of Chicago city officials and Cubs ownership, Wrigley Field is preparing for $300 million worth of renovations as opposed to heading for becoming a parking lot or something on the city's north side.
4/9/2013 | Niemann set for season-ending surgery Wednesday
Jeff Niemann is scheduled to undergo season-ending surgery on Wednesday morning to repair the labrum and rotator cuff in his right shoulder.
4/9/2013 | Francona preaches patience after Ubaldo's outing
The Indians are not going to press the panic button over one poor start from starter Ubaldo Jimenez.
4/9/2013 | Motte shut down until May, surgery an option
An MRI taken of Cardinals closer Jason Motte's right elbow on Tuesday revealed a low-grade tear of the ligament, which, if it doesn't show improvement over the next three weeks, will require season-ending Tommy John surgery.
4/9/2013 | Freese out of lineup day after season debut
A day after returning to the Cardinals' lineup, David Freese was back on the sideline Tuesday, as manager Mike Matheny opted to instead start Matt Carpenter at third base.
4/9/2013 | Today's MLB starting lineups: April 9
Every lineup, every day, as they are made public by the clubs.
4/9/2013 | Phillips credits Classic to scorching start
Entering Tuesday's game against the Cardinals with a six-game hitting streak, Reds shortstop Brandon Phillips looks to his experience in the World Baseball Classic as the reason for his scorching start.
4/9/2013 | Lee K's six, nearly goes distance in Phillies rout
Cliff Lee struck out six in 8 2/3 innings and Ryan Howard finally got in the home run column as part of a three-homer third in the Phillies' 8-3 win over the Mets on Tuesday. Michael Young went 3-for-4 with a single, triple and home run.
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