5/31/2013 | Today's MLB starting lineups: May 31
Every lineup, every day, as they are made public by the clubs.
5/31/2013 | D-backs place Chavez on DL, activate Bloomquist
The D-backs on Friday reinstated utility man Willie Bloomquist from the 15-day disabled list and placed third baseman Eric Chavez on the 15-day DL with a right oblique strain.
5/31/2013 | Nominate a field through Chevy's Diamonds & Dreams
Forty-two youth baseball fields across the U.S. have received makeovers in the last three years thanks to Chevrolet's Diamonds & Dreams program, and entries are underway through July 31 to find the next targets for refurbishing and supporting America's communities.
5/31/2013 | McKeon in good spirits ahead of bypass surgery
Former Marlins skipper Jack McKeon is hoping to be back at the ballpark before the All-Star break after having heart bypass surgery on Monday.
5/31/2013 | Spring lessons: What we learned in an exciting May
It finally feels like summer in most of the country, and we've passed Memorial Day, historically the first major milepost in the six-month baseball season. With about one-third of the season in the books, we're starting to get a real feel for what the 2013 season is going to look like.
5/31/2013 | Keepsakes from milestones get different treatments
What exactly happens to keepsake players acquire to represent achievements and milestones? That all depends on which player you ask. Some have them stowed away in a box in the garage, collecting dust. Others have them proudly on display for visitors to see. It's truly a personal preference.
5/31/2013 | MLB.TV price drops as action heats up
Major League Baseball Advanced Media announced on Friday that the annual subscription cost has been lowered to $99.99 for MLB.TV Premium and $84.99 for basic MLB.TV.
5/31/2013 | Quick relief: Pitchers groomed for 'pen duty early
Relievers are being identified and developed earlier than ever before, sometimes even at the amateur level. And while this trend might very well be stunting the potential starting strengths of some of the more high-velocity arms in the baseball world, it's made for some particularly bullish bullpens in the big leagues.
5/31/2013 | Midsummer Classic should feature star power
The All-Star Game ought to have a place for the players who still have star power. Hey, that's one reason the fans have a say. If it's only for the players who've had the best 3 1/2 months of one season, then we can have a computer spit out the rosters.
5/31/2013 | Gray's hard work could lead to being No. 1 pick
Jonathan Gray is no stranger to the Draft. In fact, this will be his third time going through the process, but it's a whole different ballgame now.
5/31/2013 | Best players deserve trips to All-Star Game
The All-Star Game is an event that should be about which players are playing at the highest level right now, not about which players have the biggest reputations.
5/31/2013 | MLB Notebook: One run is often enough for Bucs
With their 11-inning victory Thursday over the Tigers, the Pirates' four 1-0 wins through 54 team games are the most in the big leagues since the 1918 Red Sox and '18 Senators each had five such triumphs.
5/31/2013 | New rule plays role in Royals-Cardinals rain delay
In the midst of a ninth-inning rally that gave the Royals a 4-2 lead over the Cardinals on Thursday night, heavy rain forced the game to stop. The Cards hoped the umpires would wave off the game after a lengthy delay, but the game wasn't suspended thanks to a new rule put in place for this season.
5/31/2013 | Wacha impresses with gem in debut for Cardinals
The hype and expectation trailed Michael Wacha out of Jupiter, Fla., to Memphis, Tenn., and onward to St. Louis as it often does to a first-round talent. Few, however, will live up to it as Michael Wacha did on Thursday.
5/31/2013 | Cashman on the mend along with Yankees
The first few months of the season for Yankees general manager Brian Cashman have mirrored the experiences of many of the players on his team. He has been mending from a serious injury and is not yet completely off the disabled list.
5/31/2013 | Montero back in cleanup spot, notches two hits
Miguel Montero hit fourth Friday for the first time since May 7 as D-backs manager Kirk Gibson continued to try to find a way to get his slumping catcher going. In a 7-2 loss to the Cubs, Montero went 2-for-4 with an RBI double.
5/31/2013 | Mets strut out of Subway Series and into books
After taking all four games from the Yankees with Thursday's 3-1 win, completing the first season series sweep of a Subway Series in franchise history, the Mets acknowledged what this stretch meant.
5/31/2013 | Nuno opens eyes despite uncertain role
All things considered, Yankees rookie Vidal Nuno likely performed as well as could have been expected in Thursday's 3-1 loss to the Mets. Pitching in the middle of a four-game losing streak with a roster spot that is far from secure, Nuno threw six solid innings in a losing effort.
5/31/2013 | Man of Steal: Ellsbury swipes five, sets club mark
The Incredible Hulk -- actor Lou Ferrigno -- got some attention before the game when he threw out the ceremonial first pitch. However, once the game started, it was all about the Man of Steal.
5/31/2013 | Yankees' hot start at plate a memory
Though the Yankees stand in second place in the American League East entering a weekend showdown with the first-place Red Sox, their offense has been exposed in recent days and weeks. A unit that earned plaudits for keeping the reigning division champions in the hunt is now showing cracks.
5/30/2013 | Prospect Archer to rejoin Rays, start Saturday
Chris Archer, ranked No. 4 on the Rays' Top Prospect list, will be recalled to start Saturday's game against the Indians in Cleveland.
5/30/2013 | Pettibone endures first rough start, takes first loss
Jonathan Pettibone became the first Phillies rookie to allow three or fewer earned runs in each of his first seven big league starts since 1983. But in Thursday's 9-2 loss to the Red Sox, the righty allowed four runs in the first inning, pointing to a lack of execution and aggressiveness on his part.
5/30/2013 | Johnson's return to Blue Jays takes another step
Josh Johnson took another step closer to getting back to Toronto on Thursday night, when he made his second start with the Buffalo Bisons.
5/30/2013 | For Yankees, season is about to begin for real
The Yankees were swept by the Mets in their four-game Subway Series this week, but now the team's executive branch hopes that with the return of a trio of star veteran players, the season is about to begin for real.
5/30/2013 | Beckett to see specialist about finger numbness
Injured Dodgers pitcher Josh Beckett will see a nerve specialist on Monday, the next step in determining the cause of the numbing sensation in his fingers.
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