6/20/2013 | Mariners release veteran catcher Shoppach
Kelly Shoppach was released by the Mariners on Thursday, six days after the veteran catcher was designated for assignment to make room for Henry Blanco. If Shoppach is not claimed by Saturday, he'll become a free agent.
6/20/2013 | Alonso's right hand healing, has splint removed
First baseman Yonder Alonso, on the disabled list since June 1 with a right hand contusion, hopes to get clearance Monday to take part in baseball activities after visiting a hand specialist.
6/20/2013 | Oswalt solid but drops debut vs. Nationals
On Thursday in his first Major League start of the season, Roy Oswalt fanned 11 -- the most by a Rockies starter this season. However, he also gave up four runs on nine hits, and the Rockies lost their fourth straight, 5-1, to the Nationals.
6/20/2013 | Zimmermann limits Rox as bats come up big
Jordan Zimmermann dominated the No. 2 offense in the National League, striking out nine and allowing just six hits and one unearned run in a 5-1 win Thursday night.
6/20/2013 | Happ hopes to rejoin Blue Jays by All-Star break
Blue Jays left-hander J.A. Happ, who was hit in the head by a line drive on May 7 and hasn't pitched since, told ESPN that he is aiming for a return by the All-Star break.
6/20/2013 | Left shoulder discomfort forces Niese's exit
Mets starter Jon Niese left Thursday's 4-3 win over the Braves with left shoulder discomfort, and will fly back to New York for further testing Friday.
6/20/2013 | Dodgers recall Herrera from Triple-A, option Withrow
The move to call up utility man Elian Herrera for reliever Chris Withrow was made to balance the roster after the Interleague series with the Yankees.
6/20/2013 | C. Carpenter suffers setback; expects diagnosis Friday
Chris Carpenter's throwing program has stalled this week due to lower back tightness that first surfaced when the right-hander was throwing off the mound on Sunday.
6/20/2013 | All-Star rosters to be unveiled on July 6
Rosters for the 2013 All-Star Game at Citi Field in New York will be unveiled on Saturday, July 6, on FOX -- a day earlier than originally scheduled.
6/20/2013 | Marmol rebounds with solid outing Thursday
Carlos Marmol had not pitched in three games since he blew a three-run lead in the ninth against the Mets on Sunday, which resulted in a 4-3 loss to New York. He came in for the eighth on Thursday and turned in a solid performance.
6/20/2013 | Weiss sees role for Francis despite demotion
The Rockies announced Thursday that veteran Jeff Francis had accepted an option to Triple-A Colorado Springs. Manager Walt Weiss said he believed the veteran left-hander could still return to be a factor in the team's season.
6/20/2013 | Ike showing progress, but no date for return
It is impossible for Terry Collins to know for sure, but from everything the Mets' manager reads and hears, he believes Ike Davis is making genuine progress at Triple-A Las Vegas.
6/20/2013 | Harper pushes toward next phase of recovery
The Nationals have rehabilitation charts for every injured player, outlining when and how he can begin to recover from a specific ailment. But it appears that outfielder Bryce Harper is working off his own rehab schedule.
6/20/2013 | Pastornicky eager to establish skills at second
On Thursday, Tyler Pastornicky got another chance to test his progress at his new position in the field, starting at second base for the second time this season.
6/20/2013 | Myers at forefront of dazzling new wave of talent
Wil Myers, one of the most heralded young players in recent years, made his Major League debut on Tuesday, going 1-for-7 in a doubleheader at Boston. He played his fourth game in a Rays uniform in the sport's shrine on Thursday, facing 250-game winner Andy Pettitte.
6/20/2013 | Buchholz takes step toward possible Tuesday return
The latest target date for Clay Buchholz to pitch for the Red Sox is on Tuesday night at Fenway Park against the Colorado Rockies.
6/20/2013 | Benoit Leyland's first option in closer situation
Before Jose Valverde rejoined the Tigers at the end of April, manager Jim Leyland had a bullpen by committee, but had Joaquin Benoit as his preferred option. Eight weeks and a Valverde comeback later, they're pretty much back to that setup. The only difference now is that they have a deposed closer in the mix.
6/20/2013 | Avila nearing Minor League rehab assignment
Catcher Alex Avila says the 93-mph sinker he took to his left forearm in the ninth inning Sunday was probably the most pain he's ever felt on the field. However, his recovery seems to be on schedule, and his stint on the 15-day disabled list should be short.
6/20/2013 | Zambrano stays undefeated in Triple-A
Right-hander Carlos Zambrano will make at least one more start for the Triple-A Lehigh Valley IronPigs. He is 3-0 with a 0.95 ERA in five starts in the Minor Leagues.
6/20/2013 | Four homers lift Twins to first series sweep
The Twins displayed impressive power, launching four homers off left-hander John Danks to hand the White Sox an 8-4 loss on Thursday afternoon and complete a three-game sweep at Target Field.
6/20/2013 | D-backs to honor fallen firefighter on Friday
The D-backs will honor the life of Brad Harper, a Phoenix firefighter who was killed while responding to a fire last month, before their Friday evening game against the Reds.
6/20/2013 | Jay-Z certified to represent MLB players
Jay-Z, one of the most successful hip hop artists in the world, can now officially negotiate contracts for Major League players. The rapper has officially been certified as an agent, the MLBPA confirmed Thursday.
6/20/2013 | Manny in pinstripes? It could be fascinating
If you don't like the idea of Manny Ramirez playing for the New York Yankees, you have absolutely no sense of adventure.
6/20/2013 | Norris available after being injured on foul tip
Less than 24 hours after being hit in the groin by a foul tip off the bat of Adrian Beltre, Derek Norris feels good enough to play if the A's need him in Thursday's series finale.
6/20/2013 | Pineda feels 'great' after start for Class A Tampa
Michael Pineda said that he felt "great" after pitching four innings for Class A Advanced Tampa on Thursday night, his third outing since beginning a rehab assignment earlier this month.
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