5/23/2013 | Weaver's next start could be with Angels
Jered Weaver was back with the Angels on Thursday, and manager Mike Scioscia said the right-hander's next side session will determine if he can come off the disabled list and rejoin the rotation next week.
5/23/2013 | Dodgers move pitching prospect Miller to outfield
Aaron Miller, the Dodgers' first-round sandwich pick in the 2009 First-Year Player Draft as a left-handed pitcher, has been moved from the mound to the outfield.
5/23/2013 | Soccer stars honor Oklahoma victims at Busch
On Thursday -- as Manchester City defeated Chelsea, 4-3, in a soccer exhibition at Busch Stadium -- focus turned to paying tribute to the victims of this week's tragic Oklahoma tornado. The Cardinals and Relevent Sports will donate one dollar for every ticket sold to the game, and both clubs will match the donation.
5/23/2013 | Zimmerman hosts MS fundraiser at Nationals Park
The Nationals didn't arrive back home from a grueling 10-game West Coast trip until around 4 a.m. ET on Thursday, but several players still turned out to Nationals Park to support Ryan Zimmerman's fourth annual "A Night at the Park" fundraiser.
5/23/2013 | Mastroianni to be out six weeks after ankle surgery
Outfielder Darin Mastroianni underwent successful surgery on his left ankle on Wednesday and is expected to be out six weeks. Mastroianni, who was moved to the 60-day disabled list on Wednesday, had a bone chip in his ankle repaired in Minnesota.
5/23/2013 | Bautista ready to move on after four-hit performance
Jose Bautista entered Thursday's contest against the Orioles after one of his best individual performances, but it's not something the veteran slugger wants to dwell on.
5/23/2013 | Gausman recalled from Bowie; Arrieta optioned
The Orioles officially selected the contract of right-hander Kevin Gausman, who will make his Major League debut against the Blue Jays on Thursday to kick off a four-game set in Toronto. Jake Arrieta was sent down to clear a roster spot.
5/23/2013 | Bourn still mad at assisting Cabrera's home run
A few hours after giving Miguel Cabrera an assist on a home run Wednesday night, Indians center fielder Michael Bourn was still steamed at the fluke play.
5/23/2013 | Prince takes care of business in Tigers' comeback win
The way Miguel Cabrera is hitting, the Twins wanted nothing to do with him with a chance to pull the Tigers ahead. Once again, Prince Fielder took care of the run instead. On a night when Cabrera stretched his home run streak to four consecutive games, it was a deflected RBI single by Fielder that pulled Detroit ahead for good in a 7-6 win over the Twins on Thursday.
5/23/2013 | Encarnacion's slam punctuates batting showcase
The Blue Jays put on a batting clinic, as J.P. Arencibia hit a homer and had four RBIs and Edwin Encarnacion laced a grand slam in the 12-6 victory over the O's on Thursday.
5/23/2013 | Sidelined Victorino ramps up physical activity
Outfielder Shane Victorino was again unavailable to play for the Red Sox on Thursday, and the team is no closer to deciding whether to place the outfielder on the disabled list.
5/23/2013 | Francona appreciative, victorious in return to Fenway
Terry Francona's time managing the Red Sox was good, bad and everything in between. Making his first appearance at Fenway Park as a visiting manager on Thursday, Francona preferred to soak in the warm welcome and remember the good times.
5/23/2013 | Indians pound Red Sox in Francona's Fenway return
Back at Fenway Park for the first time as a visiting manager, Terry Francona was handed a 12-3 victory as a homecoming present by the Indians. Mark Reynolds and Drew Stubbs each collected three RBIs.
5/23/2013 | Pineda goes five innings in extended spring game
Yankees right-hander Michael Pineda, who missed all of last season while recovering from surgery to repair a torn labrum, tossed five innings on Thursday at the club's Minor League complex Thursday.
5/23/2013 | Beat the Streak leader elects not to make pick
Two-thirds of Major League Baseball teams were off Thursday, and so was Aaron Brown, the Beat the Streak extraordinaire who is 12 picks away from winning the game's $5.6 million grand prize.
5/23/2013 | Braves' workload examined with elbow issues
Jonny Venters and Eric O'Flaherty became the fifth and sixth Braves pitchers to undergo Tommy John surgery over the past five seasons. Their heavy workload has been scrutinized over the past few years and they both were blessed with left-handed arms subjected to significant strain as they consistently threw 90-plus mph fastballs.
5/23/2013 | A's reinstate Nakajima from DL, option him to Triple-A
The A's reinstated Hiro Nakajima from the 15-day disabled list Thursday and optioned the rookie shortstop to Triple-A Sacramento.
5/23/2013 | MRI reveals no structural damage in Eaton's elbow
D-backs outfielder Adam Eaton does not have any structural damage in his left elbow, an MRI taken Wednesday revealed.
5/23/2013 | 'Rags' to pitching riches: Righetti's skill sparked debate
By the time Dave Righetti's active Major League playing career ended in 1995, closers usually pitched only a ballgame's final inning. But Righetti routinely was asked to do much more than that as the New York Yankees' bullpen ace from 1984-90. It was common for him to work as many as three innings, occasionally longer, in pursuit of a save.
5/23/2013 | Illini rebound to eliminate Michigan from Big 10 tourney
Illinois kept its hopes for a Big 10 baseball tourney championship alive with a 3-2 win on Thursday at Target Field to eliminate Michigan.
5/23/2013 | Overbay makes case to stick when Tex returns
First baseman Lyle Overbay is quite literally wearing a Yankees uniform only because Mark Teixeira is not, and now the 36-year-old veteran wonders if there might be a place for both players to fit on the roster.
5/23/2013 | For Dodgers, in-season managerial change is rare
The Dodgers have changed managers in midseason because of poor team play just once in the past 111 years. After his club's slow start, current skipper Don Mattingly now finds himself on the hot seat.
5/23/2013 | Tribe designates Huff, recalls Barnes for 'pen boost
Cleveland designated left-hander David Huff for assignment on Thursday and replaced him in the relief corps with lefty Scott Barnes, who was summoned from Triple-A Columbus. The Indians now have 10 days to trade or release Huff, who can also decline an outright assignment to the Minors if he clears waivers.
5/23/2013 | Cashner turning corner in Padres' rotation
Since moving into the starting rotation last month, Andrew Cashner has gone 3-2 with a 2.80 ERA in six starts, while opponents are hitting .227 against him. The right-hander will make his seventh start on Saturday, when the Padres face the D-backs at Chase Field.
5/23/2013 | A's bullpen setting high standard for excellence
Boasting a low payroll and enjoying continued success, the A's certainly have reason to be the object of other teams' envy. This season, you can add the pitching staff to the list. More specifically, it's Oakland's sensational bullpen that warrants jealousy.
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