7/18/2013 | Hanson could return to Angels on Tuesday
Tommy Hanson, who has been out since June 26 with a right forearm strain, could return from the disabled list for Tuesday's game, when the Angels will need a fifth starter for the rotation.
7/18/2013 | O's planning to add Urrutia, Valencia to roster
The Orioles are preparing to add Cuban outfielder Henry Urrutia and infielder Danny Valencia to their roster as they begin the second half with a three-game series vs. the Rangers in Texas, moves that will give manager Buck Showalter options at designated hitter and off the bench.
7/18/2013 | Early candidates emerge for top rookie honors
The rookies have been a mixed bag so far this season, with some reaching preseason and post-Spring Training expectations, some falling short and some coming from under or completely off the radar to get in the Rookie of the Year conversations.
7/18/2013 | After 17 seasons, Lowe hangs up spikes
Although Derek Lowe wouldn't use the word retirement, the 17-year Major League veteran told USA Today on Wednesday his baseball career is done.
7/18/2013 | Columnists: Garza, K-Rod most likely to be dealt
MLB.com's columnists have chosen who they see as most likely players to be dealt before the July 31 non-waiver Trade Deadline.
7/18/2013 | Second half could bring new crop of All-Stars
There are plenty of candidates this season who hope to add themselves to the ever-growing list of second-half All-Stars after not being selected for the Midsummer Classic.
7/18/2013 | A View From Studio 3: Second-half storylines
The biggest storylines to keep an eye on in the second half of the 2013 season. Watch to see if the Pirates can end a playoff drought or if Cabrera, Davis and Wainwright can make history.
7/18/2013 | 'Bucks' celebrates 50th episode in Minnesota
With more than a few milestones being tracked entering the second half of this Major League Baseball regular season, let it be duly noted that the 50th episode of the hit MLB.com game show "Bucks on the Pond" was posted on Thursday. The "50 Bucks" show was taped at Target Field in Minnesota.
7/18/2013 | Host of big leaguers hail from small-town life
Major Leaguers hail from all across the globe, from backgrounds of every variation. That includes players who originate from towns too small to even merit a spot on most maps.
7/18/2013 | Wild Cards making trade decisions more difficult
The added Wild Card slot in each league -- an arrangement that debuted last season -- has added intrigue to the Trade Deadline. Because while some clubs are already undisputed sellers, several more could still climb into contention with a strong spurt.
7/18/2013 | Triple-A All-Stars show mix of potential, passion
This year's Triple-A All-Star Game in Reno had a mix of veteran players who have had the opportunity to play in the Major Leagues as well as younger prospects waiting for their first chance. Regardless of their tenure in the game, it looked as if every player on the field cherished the opportunity to be an All-Star.
7/18/2013 | Sanchez hopes he's over the hump
It's taken a little longer than expected, but catcher Tony Sanchez, who was drafted fourth overall by the Pirates in the 2009 First-Year Player Draft, thinks his performance on Wednesday night at the Triple-A All-Star Game is a sign of his future.
7/18/2013 | Marlins first-round pick Moran homers in first at-bat
In his first professional at-bat, Marlins first-round Draft pick Colin Moran mashed a home run to right field in his club's 4-3 victory over Charleston on Wednesday night. He finished 1-for-3 with a walk.
7/18/2013 | D-backs Spanish play-by-play announcer arrested
Miguel Perez Quintana, the Spanish play-by-play man for the Arizona Diamondbacks, was arrested Wednesday and charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, intimidation and criminal damage.
7/17/2013 | International League edges PCL in All-Star Game
Propelled by a flurry of early runs against Astros prospect Jarred Cosart, the International League defeated the Pacific Coast League, 4-3, in the Triple-A All-Star Game at Aces Ballpark on Wednesday.
7/17/2013 | Cuban righty Gonzalez could sign next week
According to an industry source, the market is taking shape for Cuban pitcher Miguel Alfredo Gonzalez and the right-hander could sign with a club as early as next week.
7/17/2013 | Mets, Yankees join forces on links for charity
One day after the All-Star Game, some prominent local athletes took a swing for society. Neither Ike Davis nor David Robertson were a part of the All-Star Game, but the tandem paired up Wednesday to host a charity golf tournament in relief of Hurricane Sandy.
7/17/2013 | Lewis feels stronger in latest rehab outing
Colby Lewis could not get through the third inning in his rehab assignment with Double-A Frisco on Wednesday at Dr Pepper Ballpark, but he felt he rebounded well in his first rehab start in nearly two months.
7/17/2013 | Rivera's tribute latest, and greatest, of its kind
The 84th All-Star Game will be remembered as the perfect swan song for Mariano Rivera, and it also goes down as the best such exit ever. But a day after the Yankees' closer received an unforgettable ovation and a Ted Williams Most Valuable Player Award, several comparable All-Star Game exits for outgoing greats come to mind.
7/17/2013 | Nats prospect Giolito progressing in rehab
Nearly 11 months after undergoing Tommy John surgery, Nationals right-hander Lucas Giolito is back pitching in games.
7/17/2013 | Charity event puts spotlight on domestic violence
Joe Torre held his annual Safe at Home Foundation Golf and Tennis Classic at Sleepy Hollow Country Club on Wednesday. The foundation aims to raise awareness of domestic violence while giving children who might be a suffering a place to go for help and comfort.
7/17/2013 | Rangers executive George resigns to become college AD
Rick George, the Rangers' president of business operations, has resigned to become athletic director at the University of Colorado.
7/17/2013 | MLB Network to air 'Hawk' documentary Thursday
An hour-long special, narrated by Bob Costas and featuring some of the great stories coming from Ken "Hawk" Harrelson's 50 years in baseball, will premiere on MLB Network on Thursday night at 6 p.m. CT.
7/17/2013 | Thirty things to watch in the second half of the season
Columnist Tracy Ringolsby focuses on key figures for each team in the second half.
7/17/2013 | Second half of the season sure to be surprise-filled
Having a strong first-half record helps, but it's no guarantee of a playoff berth. And as the A's exemplified last season, it's likely that at least one team will go on amazing second-half surge to earn a ticket to the postseason dance.
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