7/23/2013 | In need of rest, Kontos replaced with Petit
The irony of George Kontos' yeoman relief stint Monday night was impossible to miss. For delivering extra effort and rescuing the Giants' bullpen from overuse, he was demoted, replaced by Yusmeiro Petit.
7/23/2013 | Ross twirls gem to give Padres rare win streak
Tyson Ross allowed two hits in six innings as the Padres defeated the Brewers, 6-2, on Tuesday at Miller Park. San Diego won consecutive games for the first time since June 20-21.
7/23/2013 | Veteran Marquis not yet ready to call it a career
On Tuesday, manager Bud Black had a chance to talk with right-hander Jason Marquis, who confirmed he had a complete tear of the ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow. But Marquis added that he will have reconstructive elbow surgery and that he intends to pitch again.
7/23/2013 | Mets release injured starter Marcum
The Mets announced Tuesday they have placed pitcher Shaun Marcum on waivers for purpose of giving him his unconditional release. The team did so after receiving confirmation that Marcum is unlikely to pitch this season.
7/23/2013 | Adrian's big blast pushes Dodgers' rally over top
Taking their new-found first-place status seriously, the Dodgers overcame a five-run deficit Tuesday night to beat the last-place Blue Jays, 10-9.
7/23/2013 | Thanks to strong Lester, Red Sox increase East lead
Coming off 10 days of rest, Jon Lester put together a strong performance, leading his team to a 6-2 victory over the surging Tampa Bay Rays.
7/23/2013 | Buchholz instructed to take care with his rehab
Though Clay Buchholz was pleased to have Dr. James Andrews confirm that there is no structural damage to his shoulder, he also learned that he needs to be careful during the rest of his rehab.
7/23/2013 | Tazawa coming up big in big situations
After a bit of a slump before the All-Star break in which he gave up five runs in six innings over one stretch, Junichi Tazawa has responded with four consecutive scoreless outings, none more dominating than Tuesday's.
7/23/2013 | Moore's shutout of Sox has some historic significance
According to the Elias Sports Bureau, Matt Moore's shutout on Monday was only the 66th by a left-hander against the Red Sox at Fenway in the park's 102-year history, and only the second over the last 17 years.
7/23/2013 | Sternberg addresses Selig's comments on Rays
Stuart Sternberg, the Rays' principal owner, took a moment on Tuesday to address Commissioner Bud Selig's comments last week on the team's stadium and attendance issues at Tropicana Field.
7/23/2013 | 'Disappointed' Kemp says Braun should lose MVP
Matt Kemp wouldn't say on Tuesday that the 2011 National League MVP Award should be given to him, but did say it should be taken from suspended Milwaukee outfielder Ryan Braun.
7/23/2013 | Dodgers may be favorite for Cuban shortstop
The Dodgers are among the finalists in the hunt for Cuban shortstop Alexander Guerrero, and they may have emerged as the favorite to sign the 26-year-old infielder.
7/23/2013 | Ramirez recalled by Mariners, earns victory
Right-hander Erasmo Ramirez, who was optioned to Class A Everett last week to make one start over the All-Star break, was recalled on Tuesday and got the victory in the Mariners' 4-3 win over the Indians.
7/23/2013 | Grilli on DL with forearm strain, to undergo more tests
Closer Jason Grilli was placed on the 15-day disabled list on Tuesday by the Pirates, with what for the time being is classified as a "right forearm strain." Grilli departed early afternoon for Pittsburgh, where he will undergo further medical tests to determine the source of the pain that forced his ouster from Monday night's game.
7/23/2013 | Tigers pick up slack in Miggy's absence
The Tigers didn't miss Miguel Cabrera at least for one game, racing past the White Sox, 6-2, on Tuesday night in Chicago. Jhonny Peralta homered and drove in two runs, while Rick Porcello picked up the win with seven superb innings.
7/23/2013 | Dodgers summon Marmol, put Dominguez on DL
The Dodgers called up veteran right-handed reliever Carlos Marmol from Double-A Chattanooga on Tuesday and placed Jose Dominguez on the 15-day disabled list with a strained left quad muscle after initially announcing they would option the rookie reliever to Triple-A Albuquerque.
7/23/2013 | Garza package holds plenty of promise
The Chicago Cubs received a very fine return in their recent transaction with the Texas Rangers.
7/23/2013 | Deadline Chatter: Yanks eye power boost
With their lineup struggling and the status of Derek Jeter and Alex Rodriguez up in the air, reports that the Yankees have targeted Cubs left fielder Alfonso Soriano, 37, could return to his first Major League team make sense.
7/23/2013 | Pedroia agrees to seven-year extension
In a matter of days, the Red Sox will formally announce that they've reached a seven-year, $100 million contract with Dustin Pedroia. Although the financial security is nice, Pedroia made it clear that his motivation in signing is to make sure he never plays a Major League game for any team other than the Red Sox.
7/23/2013 | Yelich, Marisnick a boon for Marlins
This is a great time to be a Marlins fan. The combination of Christian Yelich and Jake Marisnick should be an outstanding duo to watch. Each is charismatic and possesses game-changing, developing tools.
7/23/2013 | MLB consultant reviewing field conditions in Korea
Major League Baseball's head field and ballpark consultant is in South Korea this week at the invitation of that country's top baseball league to conduct reviews on their facilities and establish maintenance guidelines that will lead to an overall increase in standards.
7/23/2013 | Blast from the past? Yanks discussing Soriano deal
Having spent the past several weeks burning up the phone lines searching for a hitter they can import, the Yankees may have found a match, discussing the possibility of going back to the future with Alfonso Soriano.
7/23/2013 | Hindsight is 20/20 as this year's Deadline looms
As we look forward to the next week of wheeling and dealing before the non-waiver clock runs out, we take a look at some of the more significant deals of June and July 2012 and how they panned out.
7/23/2013 | Decisions, decisions: High-money clubs could sell
For win-now teams like the Yankees, Nationals, and Angels, building for 2016 isn't an option. But it's equally difficult to justify acquiring rental talent when the odds against playing in October are so long. With all that in mind, here's a look at some of those big-money teams that are underperforming.
7/23/2013 | Winter acquisitions yet to pay off for trio of clubs
A series of high-profile offseason acquisitions had three American League teams entering this season hoping to put an end to their respective postseason droughts of varying lengths. Instead, the Angels, Blue Jays and Royals each find themselves below .500 and needing a significant second-half push to even enter the playoff picture conversation.
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