8/10/2012 | Ripken debuted against Royals 31 years ago Friday
Royals director of media relations David Holtzman dug up this historical nugget linking the Royals and the Orioles: Exactly 31 years ago, on Aug. 10, 1981, Cal Ripken Jr. made his Major League debut for the Orioles against the Royals at Baltimore's old Memorial Stadium.
8/10/2012 | Morrow expected to rejoin Blue Jays soon
The Blue Jays finally have some good news on the injury front, as right-hander Brandon Morrow is expected to make his return in a little over a week.
8/10/2012 | Podsednik rejoins Red Sox; Kalish optioned
Scott Podsednik just wanted another chance to be part of a Major League roster. When the Red Sox offered him a contract, he couldn't turn it down.
8/10/2012 | Gordon, Lilly, Guerrier taking time with rehabs
On the disabled list, Dee Gordon, Ted Lilly and Matt Guerrier are at the Dodgers' Camelback Ranch-Glendale training complex in Arizona continuing their medical rehabs, an indication that none is close to returning.
8/10/2012 | Bonifacio expects to return on first day eligible
When Emilio Bonifacio made a diving attempt at Michael Morse's infield single last Friday against the Nationals, the Marlins' second baseman thought his season was over.
8/10/2012 | Mets to closely monitor Johan moving forward
Johan Santana will make his first start on Saturday since he landed on the disabled list on July 21, but manager Terry Collins has already started looking a little bit further ahead.
8/10/2012 | Bucs shine on 'D' -- except for stopping steals
In most defensive categories, the Pirates rank near the middle of the pack in relation to other NL teams. Two exceptions, though, are defensive efficiency rating -- the ratio of defensive outs recorded in defensive opportunities -- and stolen base percentage.
8/10/2012 | Cards weighing extra rest for Wainwright
After a strong outing Sunday in which Adam Wainwright threw a season-high 119 pitches in a 3-1 win over San Francisco, the question is if the Cardinals keep him on turn in the rotation.
8/10/2012 | Girardi hopeful Feliciano will be in 'pen next month
Left-handed reliever Pedro Feliciano made his second rehab appearance with the Yankees' Rookie Gulf Coast League affiliate on Friday.
8/10/2012 | Phelps happy to have Yanks' faith in big spot
In New York's 4-3, come-from-behind win over the Tigers on Sunday, Yankees manager Joe Girardi turned to rookie reliever David Phelps in the eighth inning to face Detroit's heart of the order.
8/10/2012 | Palmeiro says Bonds, Clemens deserve Hall call
In Rafael Palmeiro's opinion, all-time home run king Barry Bonds and seven-time Cy Young Award winner Roger Clemens deserve spots in the Hall of Fame.
8/10/2012 | Back discomfort forces Chipper out of lineup
Chipper Jones used Twitter on Thursday to make it known that he was not pleased with his room at New York's Grand Hyatt Hotel. When the Braves third baseman awoke with back discomfort that prevented him from being in Friday night's lineup against the Mets, he said he might need to stay somewhere other than the team hotel.
8/10/2012 | Ulcers send D-backs' Collmenter to DL
The D-backs placed right-handed relief pitcher Josh Collmenter on the 15-day disabled list Friday with ulcers and recalled right-handed reliever Brad Bergesen from Triple-A Reno.
8/10/2012 | A's Sogard placed on DL with strained back
The A's placed infielder Eric Sogard on the 15-day disabled list with a strained back, a move that cleared a roster spot for Friday starter Brandon McCarthy.
8/10/2012 | Marcum solid in rehab start, may return soon
Brewers right-hander Shaun Marcum threw 28 of his 36 pitches for strikes in a three-inning start for Class A Wisconsin on Friday, the start of a rehabilitation assignment that could be very brief.
8/10/2012 | Tigers don't think reliever Benoit tipping pitches
Joaquin Benoit was available out of the bullpen Friday night. There was no injury concern and no extensive side session that would've taxed him. That doesn't necessarily mean the Tigers think there's nothing wrong.
8/10/2012 | Sale continues to mature as White Sox starter
White Sox left-hander Chris Sale stands as a better pitcher presently than the talented version of the southpaw beginning his first year in the starting rotation back in April.
8/10/2012 | Plouffe ready for rehab assignment
Third baseman Trevor Plouffe, on the disabled list retroactive to July 21 with a bruised right thumb, took batting practice before Friday's game against the Rays and will head to Triple-A Rochester for a rehab assignment this weekend.
8/10/2012 | Macho Machado: O's rookie hits first two homers
Manny Machado hit his first two career Major League home runs, driving in four runs, and right-hander Miguel Gonzalez delivered a gem on the mound to lead the Orioles to a 7-1 win against the Royals Friday night at Camden Yards.
8/10/2012 | Lieberthal inducted onto Phillies Wall of Fame
Mike Lieberthal, the former Philadelphia catcher, became the 34th member of the Phillies Wall of Fame on Friday night.
8/10/2012 | Maholm makes quick work of Mets with shutout
Braves left-hander Paul Maholm was in total control as he constructed his fourth career shutout and led the Braves to a 4-0 win over the Mets on Friday with help from the two-run home runs hit by Jason Heyward and Dan Uggla.
8/10/2012 | Buchholz's solid outing ends Red Sox's skid
Clay Buchholz allowed just one earned run in a complete-game effort and Cody Ross hit a two-run homer as the Red Sox snapped a three-game losing streak with a much-needed 3-2 win over the Indians in the second game of a four-game series Friday night at Progressive Field.
8/10/2012 | Nats' Rizzo staying course on Strasburg plan
Following another report Friday about Stephen Strasburg's impending innings limit, Nationals general manager Mike Rizzo reiterated at Chase Field that there is no specific number, and nothing has changed regarding the club's plan to shut down the young ace.
8/10/2012 | Giants eyeing Monday for Sandoval's return
Pablo Sandoval was slated to begin his rehab assignment with Class A San Jose on Friday night, and manager Bruce Bochy said that if all goes as planned, the All-Star third baseman could rejoin the team Monday to begin the three-game series against the Nationals.
8/10/2012 | Tulowitzki ramps up intensity of rehab work
As part of his comeback from left groin surgery in June, Troy Tulowitzki went through his toughest day yet, with a grueling set of movement exercises -- running and lateral movement, among others -- administered by head athletic trainer Keith Dugger at AT&T Park.
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