8/13/2012 | Braves going to temporary six-man rotation
For a 13-day stretch beginning Friday against the Dodgers, the Braves plan to employ a six-man rotation, manager Fredi Gonzalez said Monday.
8/13/2012 | Grandal takes BP, likely to rehab this week
On Monday, Yasmani Grandal took early batting practice and then another round with the team before the Padres faced the Braves at Turner Field in what is being viewed as a precursor to a Minor League rehabilitation assignment later this week.
8/13/2012 | Gammons: Pesky beloved with good reason
With the possible exception of Ted Williams, Johnny Pesky is the most popular player in the 100-year history of the franchise. He is certainly the most beloved.
8/13/2012 | Mills has 'heavy heart' following Pesky's passing
When manager Brad Mills found out that Red Sox legend Johnny Pesky had died on Monday at the age of 92, he sent a text message to his wife, Ronda, and told her he had a "heavy heart."
8/13/2012 | Dodgers feeling good after Hanley's big series
In his first trip to Miami since the Marlins traded him to the Dodgers, Hanley Ramirez put on a show.
8/13/2012 | Konerko ready to begin light exercises
White Sox first baseman Paul Konerko checked out fine after undergoing a concussion-related exam at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago on Monday.
8/13/2012 | Despite bumpy ride, job of Cubs closer is Marmol's
The Cubs will be doing a lot of evaluating in the final 7 1/2 weeks of the season, but one position they don't have to worry about is closer. That's Carlos Marmol's job, even if it has been a rocky ride.
8/13/2012 | Worley to keep pitching with bone chip in elbow
Phillies right-hander Vance Worley is pitching with a bone chip in his right elbow and is 2-3 with a 5.73 ERA in eight starts since the end of June.
8/13/2012 | Day after injuring shoulder, Twins' Span sits out
After injuring his right shoulder attempting to make a diving catch in Sunday's game against the Rays, center field Denard Span was held out of the lineup against the Tigers on Monday.
8/13/2012 | Top prospect Profar among candidates to join bench
The Rangers could promote Double-A Frisco infielder Jurickson Profar to the big leagues when they go back to a four-man bench. Club officials said Monday "it's been discussed" and Profar is one of the candidates who could get the call.
8/13/2012 | Marlins' Brantly set for big league debut Tuesday
When Rob Brantly was traded to the Marlins in a package that sent Anibal Sanchez and Omar Infante to Detroit, the 23-year-old backstop was optimistic about the opportunity at hand. On Tuesday, that opportunity will be to make his Major League debut.
8/13/2012 | Tigers receive good news on Villarreal's elbow
The Tigers received some good news regarding Brayan Villarreal on Monday. An MRI revealed no structural damage in the reliever's right elbow, head athletic trainer Kevin Rand said.
8/13/2012 | Summer slam: Swisher powers Yanks past Texas
There were plenty of eyes on the action as the American League's top clubs met on Monday, and the Yankees savored every bit of the playoff atmosphere, slugging out an 8-2 victory over the Rangers at Yankee Stadium for their fifth win in six contests.
8/13/2012 | Fan injured in theater shooting tosses first pitch
Brewers fan Carey Rottman had a smile on his face Monday night, having learned over the past three weeks to appreciate the good moments in life.
8/13/2012 | Red-hot Hamels hurls second straight shutout
Cole Hamels has been on a roll lately, throwing his second consecutive shutout in the Phillies' 4-0 victory over the Miami Marlins at Marlins Park on Monday night.
8/13/2012 | Stults gets results: Padres lefty baffles Braves
Left-hander Eric Stults was fantastic over 7 2/3 innings against the Braves on Monday at Turner Field. Stults had a three-hit shutout going until hitting a minor snag in the eighth, allowing just one run. Chase Headley remained hot at the plate, hitting a homer and driving in two runs in San Diego's 4-1 victory.
8/13/2012 | Sandoval comes off DL, doesn't start vs. Nats
The Giants activated Pablo Sandoval from the disabled list before Monday's series opener against the Nationals, optioning Brett Pill to Triple-A Fresno to make room on the roster for the two-time All Star.
8/13/2012 | Longoria finally gets night off after six starts
After fueling a six-game winning streak since returning from the disabled list, Evan Longoria did not start Monday night against the Mariners.
8/13/2012 | Zunino earns promotion to Double-A Jackson
The Mariners confirmed on Monday that former University of Florida catcher Mike Zunino has been promoted from Class A Everett to Double-A Jackson.
8/13/2012 | Sore ankle scratches Werth from Nats' lineup
The Nationals announced about 45 minutes before Monday's game that Jayson Werth, who was slated to bat sixth and play right field, wouldn't start due to right ankle soreness.
8/13/2012 | Downs, Walden near returns to Angels 'pen
Angels lefty reliever Scott Downs, out since July 27 with a strained left shoulder, felt good coming off his first bullpen session on Sunday and is set for another one on Tuesday.
8/13/2012 | Justice: Lowe fits right in with Yankees
It's not even a surprise that Derek Lowe would stroll in from the bullpen and save a game in his first appearance for the New York Yankees.
8/13/2012 | Tribe's Kipnis returns with pinch-hit RBI
Jason Kipnis, who missed five straight games with neck pain, pinch-hit in the ninth inning in Monday's 6-2 win over the Angels, knocking in a run with a sacrifice fly. He's expected to be back in the starting lineup Tuesday.
8/13/2012 | Volstad takes on Astros seeking elusive victory
Chris Volstad pitched against Houston the last time he earned a Major League win -- back on July 10, 2011 -- and is hoping that Tuesday's outing, against the Astros' Lucas Harrell, results in a victory.
8/13/2012 | Rangers look to even up series vs. Yankees
The Yankees and Rangers meet in the Bronx on Tuesday in the second game of a four-game series that could have playoff implications. New York and Texas are atop the American League standings, and the clubs are battling for home-field advantage in the postseason.
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