7/25/2013 | Herrmann taking advantage of Mauer's absence
With Joe Mauer taking a brief paternity leave from the Twins to spend time with some newborn twins of his own, backup catchers Chris Herrmann and Drew Butera have each benefited from the veteran's absence.
7/25/2013 | A year in, Dodgers thrilled with Hanley trade
Thursday marked the one-year anniversary of the trade that brought shortstop Hanley Ramirez over from the Marlins, a deal that has worked out well for the Dodgers.
7/25/2013 | Detwiler will miss a month with herniated disc
Ross Detwiler was back in the Nationals' clubhouse Thursday afternoon after visiting a back specialist in Los Angeles on Wednesday. Detwiler said that he did not receive an injection in his back, as manager Davey Johnson believed, and the left-hander will not need surgery.
7/25/2013 | Reds cool Dodgers behind Latos, pair of homers
Mat Latos threw 7 2/3 innings of two-run ball and Xavier Paul and Jay Bruce homered off Zack Greinke to snap the Dodgers' six-game winning streak Thursday at Dodger Stadium, 5-2.
7/25/2013 | Soriano-to-Yanks deal close to '99 percent done'
Outfielder Alfonso Soriano revealed Wednesday that he would waive his no-trade clause in order to join the Yankees, and it appears that deal is on the verge of taking place.
7/25/2013 | Lilly designated; Dodgers recall Herrera
The Dodgers designated veteran pitcher Ted Lilly for assignment on Thursday and recalled utility player Elian Herrera from Triple-A Albuquerque.
7/25/2013 | Soriano's trade to Yankees nearly complete
Alfonso Soriano was in the Cubs' starting lineup on Thursday, but president of baseball operations Theo Epstein called manager Dale Sveum and asked him to pull the 37-year-old outfielder, saying a deal was "99 percent" done.
7/25/2013 | Iwakuma cruises past Twins as offense breaks out
Hisashi Iwakuma continued his mastery of the Twins on Thursday with six scoreless innings, and the Japanese right-hander got plenty of help from his offense as the Mariners rolled to an 8-2 victory in the opener of a four-game series at Safeco Field.
7/25/2013 | Astros sign teenage shortstop prospect Amador
The Astros signed international free-agent shortstop Wilson Amador, a 16-year-old from the same hometown in the Dominican Republic as former Most Valuable Player Miguel Tejada.
7/25/2013 | Halos ride huge burst to rout in AL West clash
The Angels teed off in the fifth and sixth innings, totaling seven runs on nine hits to back an effective C.J. Wilson and notch an 8-3 victory over the A's on Thursday.
7/25/2013 | Urrutia impressing in small sample with O's
Orioles outfielder Henry Urrutia collected his first Major League hit in his debut last Friday, but the 26-year-old Cuban didn't keep the ball. Instead, he gave it to a close friend who helped him finally get to the United States in February.
7/25/2013 | Halton down as Wooten brought up to bolster 'pen
After Thursday's 10-8 loss to the Padres, the Brewers received some pitching help, optioning infielder Sean Halton to Triple-A Nashville and selecting the contract of reliever Rob Wooten.
7/25/2013 | Future is now: Phenoms soaring at highest level
Major League Baseball is currently being dominated by stellar young players who will serve as the game's future. It owes to good coaching, good investments by clubs in player development, and plain-old dedication, writes Meggie Zahneis.
7/25/2013 | Marlins erupt after rain delay to take series win
Dormant for seven innings, the Marlins' offense finally came alive for five runs in the final two innings in a 5-3 victory over the Rockies at Coors Field Thursday afternoon.
7/25/2013 | Phillies place Brown on seven-day concussion DL
Domonic Brown sounded pretty optimistic he would be back in the Phillies' lineup Friday in Detroit. But he will not be back until next Wednesday at the earliest. The Phillies placed Brown on the seven-day concussion disabled list Thursday, which is retroactive to Wednesday.
7/25/2013 | Paulino enjoys success in simulated game
Royals right-hander Felipe Paulino threw a two-inning simulated game on Thursday as he continues to work through shoulder soreness. The tentative plan would send him to Arizona on Monday for a three-inning simulated game and then to Northwest Arkansas for rehab work.
7/25/2013 | Hunter exits game due to sore left Achilles
Tigers outfielder Torii Hunter left the eighth inning of Thursday's 7-4 loss to the White Sox with a sore left Achilles. He is considered day to day.
7/25/2013 | Phillies release right-hander Zambrano
After seven starts split between three Minor League levels, Carlos Zambrano's tenure in the Phillies organization has come to an end.
7/25/2013 | Ex-Biogenesis employee discusses role in investigation
Porter Fischer, a former Biogenesis employee who exposed the anti-aging Miami clinic's association with numerous baseball players, said in an interview aired Thursday on ESPN's "Outside the Lines" that he has received little assistance from law enforcement after he turned over documents to a newspaper earlier this year.
7/25/2013 | Support no concern as Kuroda baffles Rangers
Brent Lillibridge's sixth-inning double gave Hiroki Kuroda Kuroda the only run he needed, as New York's most reliable pitcher spun seven excellent innings and the Yankees posted a 2-0 victory over the Rangers on Thursday afternoon.
7/25/2013 | Breakthrough Series ends with game at Minute Maid
On the final day of this year's Breakthrough Series, a few dreams came true. For the five dozen teenage prospects who have worked out for scouts and received instruction from former pro players this week, stepping on to a Major League diamond was the highlight of their baseball careers thus far.
7/25/2013 | CarGo aggravates finger sprain, exits early
The Rockies removed Carlos Gonzalez just before his fourth-inning at-bat in Thursday afternoon's game against the Marlins because the left fielder aggravated the sprain of his right middle finger.
7/25/2013 | Red Sox-Rays a wash; rescheduled for Monday
Thursday's Red Sox-Rays game, with first place in the American League East on the line, was postponed because of rain and rescheduled for Monday, a common off-day for both teams. Felix Doubront will take the hill for Boston in the makeup game.
7/25/2013 | Bailey's surgery didn't include rotator cuff
Andrew Bailey's surgery on Wednesday consisted mainly of repairing the reliever's labrum and capsule. "If there were any needs as far as the rotator cuff, that was minimal," said manager John Farrell.
7/25/2013 | Rays negotiating to explore alternate stadium sites
According to a story in Thursday's Tampa Tribune, Rays officials and St. Petersburg City attorneys have been meeting to negotiate an agreement that would allow the team to explore other possible stadium sites outside St. Petersburg.
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