8/26/2014 | Despite struggles, no plans to shut down Koji
Manager John Farrell said there are no plans to shut down Koji Uehara despite the closer's recent struggles.
8/26/2014 | Bogaerts feeling better, set to rejoin club this weekend
Xander Bogaerts is symptom free and should be ready to rejoin the team this weekend at some point during the Red Sox series vs. the Rays, manager John Farrell said on Tuesday.
8/26/2014 | Calling all hitters: Cubs adding Soler to display case
When Cuban Jorge Soler takes his place in right field on Wednesday night at Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati, playing alongside newcomers Arismendy Alcantara and Javier Baez and young veterans Anthony Rizzo (25) and Starlin Castro (24), the Cubs will have a lineup built to last -- the kind that makes fans dream about long runs at the top.
8/26/2014 | Out call at home stands after crew chief review
Instant replay came into play in the first inning of Tuesday night's Rays-Orioles game at Oriole Park at Camden Yards when a crew chief review did not go in the Rays' favor.
8/26/2014 | Rodon will start Saturday -- for Triple-A Charlotte
Carlos Rodon will be pitching this Saturday, but it will be start No. 3 for Triple-A Charlotte and not start No. 1 for the White Sox as part of a split home doubleheader against the Tigers.
8/26/2014 | U.S. Cellular part of Jackie Robinson West parade
U.S. Cellular Field stands as one of six gathering points for fans during Wednesday's championship parade for the Jackie Robinson West Little League team, beginning at 9 a.m. CT at Jackie Robinson Park and making its way to Millennium Park for a rally at approximately 11 a.m.
8/26/2014 | Gardy riding offensive wave with lineup plan
Perhaps the most enjoyable part of the Twins' recent four-game hitting surge for manager Ron Gardenhire was the simplicity it brought to his job. Over the last five games, Gardenhire has made out the same exact lineup card four times, including Tuesday's series opener against the Royals.
8/26/2014 | Wright, Murphy sit out vs. Braves with ailments
The Mets' patchwork lineup Tuesday night against the Braves was so because two of its biggest bats -- David Wright and Daniel Murphy -- sat out with neck and calf issues, respectively.
8/26/2014 | Jimenez still an option as a starter
Manager Buck Showalter said Tuesday that right-hander Ubaldo Jimenez is still considered a starter, and the team hopes to keep him stretched out for the final month of the regular season.
8/26/2014 | Francona keeping close eye on Gomes
Indians catcher Yan Gomes will be eligible to come off Major League Baseball's seven-day concussion list on Friday in Kansas City. Cleveland manager Terry Francona has a feeling Gomes will be doing everything he can to be activated that night.
8/26/2014 | Lowrie, Punto nearing rehab stints for A's
A's shortstop Jed Lowrie played catch on Tuesday for the first time since going on the DL with a fractured right index finger. Another rehabbing infielder, Nick Punto, is making equally significant improvement from a right hamstring strain.
8/26/2014 | Carter's clutch homer helps Astros sink A's
Chris Carter launched a towering three-run homer in the eighth inning -- his team-leading 32nd of the season -- to send the Astros to a 4-2 come-from-behind win over the A's on Tuesday night at Minute Maid Park to snap a three-game losing streak.
8/26/2014 | Reimold designated for assignment
Nolan Reimold, who was claimed off waivers from the Orioles in early July but never really settled into a comfortable role with the Blue Jays, was designated for assignment Tuesday afternoon.
8/26/2014 | Jeter: 'I've always told people I'm from Michigan'
On a fall Michigan afternoon in 1991, Derek Jeter stood wide-eyed amongst a crowd of greater than 100,000. In Ann Arbor, at the Big House, Jeter realized there was somewhere else he could envision himself besides the infield dirt at the corner of East 161st and River Avenue in the Bronx. Perhaps at one of the parties he recalls visiting on that recruiting trip to the University of Michigan, he pictured himself as a Michigan Man -- and loved what he saw.
8/26/2014 | Gardner feeling better, but sits with bruised ankle
Brett Gardner said Tuesday that his bruised right ankle is showing signs of improvement, and the Yankees outfielder is moving closer to returning to the lineup.
8/26/2014 | Clutch hitting helps O's extend AL East lead
A day after energizing Oriole Park at Camden Yards with five homers and nine runs, it took six innings -- and almost three hours -- to bring the crowd of 16,406 to life on Tuesday. With runners on first and second in the bottom of the sixth, rookie Jonathan Schoop laced a single to left field. Chris Davis raced home from second and the O's had the decisive run in a 4-2 win against the Rays.
8/26/2014 | Cubs excited to welcome Soler for latest debut
With Jorge Soler scheduled to join the Cubs in Cincinnati on Wednesday, a second member of the so-called "core four" Cubs prospects who are at the center of Chicago's rebuilding effort will be making his Major League debut this month.
8/26/2014 | Starlin returns after taking bereavement leave
Shortstop Starlin Castro returned to the Cubs and was in the starting lineup for their series opener against the Reds on Tuesday night at Great American Ball Park after being on bereavement leave.
8/26/2014 | Ventura to miss Twins start with back ailment
Yordano Ventura felt a back issue develop after his last outing, and the Royals hope he can return after missing just the one start.
8/26/2014 | Porcello wins career-best 15th as Tigers top Yanks
Rick Porcello tossed eight innings of two-run ball while his teammates did what they couldn't against Brandon McCarthy earlier this month. They roughed up the Yankees' midseason pitching salvation for five runs over 6 1/3 innings for a 5-2 Tigers win Tuesday night at Comerica Park.
8/26/2014 | Votto beginning baseball activity in recovery
Joey Votto was departing from his locker on Tuesday with a bat in one hand and a ball and glove under his arm. It was a pretty safe sign that baseball-related activity has commenced for the injured Reds first baseman.
8/26/2014 | Bailey, Reds awaiting results of injury evaluation
Injured Reds starting pitcher Homer Bailey, who has been out since Aug. 8 because of a small tear in his right flexor mass tendon near his forearm, has yet to resume throwing. Bailey was recently re-evaluated, and he and the club are still awaiting the results.
8/26/2014 | Cingrani unlikely to return to Reds this season
Starting pitcher Tony Cingrani, who has been on Triple-A Louisville's disabled list since June 26 with a left shoulder strain, has yet to resume a throwing program and isn't being counted on to help the Reds again this season.
8/26/2014 | Gordon's walk-off blast rescues first-place Royals
After Danny Duffy logged 6 2/3 solid frames, Alex Gordon's two-run homer gave the Royals a 2-1 walk-off win over the Twins on Tuesday night.
8/26/2014 | Mariners sign GM Zduriencik to extension
Jack Zduriencik, whose Mariners are contending for their first postseason berth since 2001, has received a multiyear contract extension as executive vice president and general manager, the club announced on Tuesday.
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