7/26/2013 | Holliday returns to Cards as Kelly faces Braves
Matt Holliday returns from the disabled list for the Cardinals as Joe Kelly squares off against the Braves and starter Julio Teheran in the second game of the series at Turner Field.
7/26/2013 | Phils state intentions by signing Cuban righty Gonzalez
The Phillies made a bold move Friday to show they still plan to win next season and beyond. A baseball source told MLB.com the Phillies have agreed to terms with Cuban right-hander Miguel Alfredo Gonzalez on a six-year deal worth $48 million guaranteed with an $11 million option for 2019.
7/26/2013 | Phillies reach deal with Cuban prospect Gonzalez
On Friday, the right-handed Cuban pitching prospect Miguel Alfredo Gonzalez agreed to a six-year deal worth close to $60 million with the Phillies, according to an industry source. The Phillies had not yet confirmed the deal.
7/26/2013 | Offense wakes up to back Chatwood's gem
Tyler Chatwood fanned 11 in seven solid frames, and the Rockies erupted for two four-run innings to top the Brewers, 8-3, at Coors Field on Friday night.
7/26/2013 | Sogard could earn increased playing time
Eric Sogard, currently in a platoon situation at second base, has been swinging the bat well for the A's since the All-Star break.
7/26/2013 | Cashner looks to stymie D-backs at Chase Field
The D-backs' pursuit of the National League West lead will face a tough obstacle on Saturday, when the Padres send Andrew Cashner to the mound at Chase Field. Arizona counters with Tyler Skaggs.
7/26/2013 | Minor delivers impressive start as Braves take opener
Mike Minor tightened his grip on the title of Atlanta's de facto No. 1 starter with an impressive seven-inning start, and the Braves held on to an early lead to best the Cardinals in Friday night's series opener, 3-1.
7/26/2013 | Giants send down Dunning as Arias returns
With Joaquin Arias coming off the 15-day disabled list Friday, the Giants optioned rookie reliever Jake Dunning to Triple-A, but manager Bruce Bochy said Dunning's demotion was not a result of his performance.
7/26/2013 | Giants pick up pitcher Moscoso from Cubs
The Giants acquired Minor League starter Guillermo Moscoso from the Cubs on Friday in exchange for a player to be named or cash considerations.
7/26/2013 | Giants seek identity as Trade Deadline nears
As Wednesday's non-waiver Trade Deadline approaches, Giants manager Bruce Bochy has been asked to assess the club's direction on a daily basis.
7/26/2013 | Marlins do enough, back Alvarez in shutout of Bucs
A little bit of run support is going a long way with how the Marlins are pitching. Henderson Alvarez threw six shutout innings, while Giancarlo Stanton clubbed a solo home run, and the Marlins defeated the Pirates, 2-0, on Friday night at Marlins Park.
7/26/2013 | Taveras tops Pleskoff's Top 10 Prospects list
Taking into account skill set, upside, potential and development track, Bernie Pleskoff has developed his own list of the Top 10 Prospects.
7/26/2013 | Balfour's wife leads treadmill run for charity
Angie Balfour, wife of A's closer Grant, has teamed up with Smile Train and the spouses of A's players and coaches to raise money in Friday's "Miles for Smiles" treadmill run.
7/26/2013 | Donaldson honored with A's Heart and Hustle Award
The Heart and Hustle Award is selected by the MLB Players Alumni Association and is given to a member of each team "who demonstrate a passion for the game of baseball and best embody the values, spirit and tradition of the game."
7/26/2013 | Iannetta sliding into platoon with Conger
Back in October, Chris Iannetta signed a three-year, $15.55 million extension to be the Angels' everyday catcher. But by the end of Friday, he and Hank Conger will have split time right down the middle over the past 36 games.
7/26/2013 | Pujols determined to play through foot pain
Albert Pujols was hopeful that the four-day All-Star break would ease some of the pain in his left foot, and though he's been hitting well recently, the plantar fasciitis is no better or no worse.
7/26/2013 | 'Birdman' De La Rosa swoops in to help pigeon
Angels reliever Dane De La Rosa will tell you he's no hero. Yes, he did corral a wounded pigeon during Thursday's game at O.co Coliseum and safely walk it to the player's parking lot. But he was just trying to move the game along.
7/26/2013 | Bay Bridge issue sends Hamilton to the BART
Discovery of a suspicious device forced authorities to temporarily shut down the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge on Friday afternoon, which meant Angels players who didn't take the early bus to O.co Coliseum needed to use public transportation.
7/26/2013 | Roenicke to players: 'You can get through this'
The Brewers' usual pre-series meeting on Friday afternoon covered a whole lot more than the Colorado Rockies. Manager Ron Roenicke gathered players for nearly 40 minutes and delivered forward-looking remarks about his expectations for the remainder of a season.
7/26/2013 | Royals aim to claim third series following break
Since Wade Davis' last start, the Royals have won six of eight games out of the break and four straight, including Game 1 against the White Sox. He takes on ace Chris Sale on Saturday in Chicago.
7/26/2013 | Mattingly content, but wouldn't oppose further moves
With less than one week remaining before the July 31 non-waiver Trade Deadline, the Dodgers have already dealt for starting pitcher Ricky Nolasco and reliever Carlos Marmol, and manager Don Mattingly said he would be content if the club kept the current roster in order.
7/26/2013 | Cahill strikes out nine in first rehab start
D-backs right-hander Trevor Cahill, on the disabled list since July 1 with a right hip contusion, allowed one unearned run on one hit while striking out nine in five innings in his first rehab appearance Thursday.
7/26/2013 | Eaton learns from successful mistake
D-backs outfielder Adam Eaton ran through a stop sign from third-base coach Matt Williams on Thursday night, drawing some good-natured teasing, but also some serious advice.
7/26/2013 | Streaking Frazier never lost confidence amid slump
Todd Frazier has put it together at the plate in a big way recently. Frazier took a season-high eight-game hitting streak into Friday's game against the Dodgers and was batting .406 (13-for-32) during the streak.
7/26/2013 | Hanigan not ready to come off disabled list
Reds catcher Ryan Hanigan still wasn't ready to be activated from the disabled list on Friday after he became eligible on Thursday.
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