5/24/2013 | Blackley lends hand to those hit by tornado
The Astros' organization-wide efforts to aid victims of Monday's devastating tornado in Oklahoma have trickled down to individual players. Left-handed reliever Travis Blackley picked up some baseball equipment Thursday for a family with three young children who were affected by the storm.
5/24/2013 | Norris remembers time with a special fan
His high school graduation pictures sits on a table in the middle of the Astros' clubhouse. Curt William England was 19 when he died of cancer on May 19, 2012 and more than a year earlier had met Astros pitcher Bud Norris when the team's annual winter Caravan stopped at a hospital.
5/24/2013 | Narveson to be stretched out as starter
When left-hander Chris Narveson begins a Minor League rehabilitation assignment next week, he will stretch out as a starter.
5/24/2013 | Nova returns from DL as long reliever
A seat in the Yankees' bullpen may not be Ivan Nova's ideal assignment, but as he acknowledged with a chuckle, it still beats riding buses in the Minor Leagues. Nova was activated from the 15-day disabled list on Friday by the Yanks, and while they gave some thought to reinstating him to the rotation in Vidal Nuno's place, Nova will instead be asked to work as a long reliever.
5/24/2013 | Plouffe passes concussion test Thursday
Third baseman Trevor Plouffe, who was placed on the 7-day disabled list with concussion-like symptoms on Wednesday, passed his ImPACT concussion test on Thursday.
5/24/2013 | Teixeira expects rehab stint, return to Yanks soon
Mark Teixeira expects to begin a Minor League rehabilitation assignment next week with the Double-A Trenton Thunder, and the Yankees first baseman believes his first big league action of the season is just around the corner.
5/24/2013 | Young celebrates homecoming with clutch homer
Chris Young, a Houston native, added to an already solid track record in his home city in a big way on Friday night, hitting a go-ahead three-run homer in the ninth off Jose Veras that pushed the A's to a 6-5 victory over the Astros.
5/24/2013 | Trout showcases power, speed against KC
Angels outfielder Mike Trout's rare blend of power and speed was reinforced in the eighth inning, when he stole second with the Angels up by one. Earlier, he belted a mammoth home run that manager Mike Scioscia estimated to travel 500 feet.
5/24/2013 | Weaver moving forward after BP session
Right-hander Jered Weaver had another positive day on Friday with a light bullpen session as he puts the finishing touches on his rehabilitation work before rejoining the Angels' rotation.
5/24/2013 | Vargas helps bump Halos' winning streak to six
Lefty Jason Vargas fired 7 1/3 solid innings and Chris Iannetta went deep for the second straight night, as the Angels used a three-run seventh to post a 5-2 win over the Royals on Friday at Kauffman Stadium.
5/24/2013 | Sveum puts impetus on vet Jackson to figure out issues
Edwin Jackson never imagined he'd go 1-7 with a 6.11 ERA in his first 10 starts with the Cubs. According to Dale Sveum, it is the veteran pitcher's responsibility to make the the necessary changes in order to turn his season around.
5/24/2013 | Estrada shuts down Bucs as Crew takes opener
Right-hander Marco Estrada was brilliant against the Pirates in Friday's series opener, throwing seven innings of one-run ball with eight punchouts in a 2-1 Brewers victory.
5/24/2013 | For now, Mets sticking with struggling Davis
With Ike Davis in the crosshairs of fans and media alike, manager Terry Collins continues to deflect rumors that his first baseman may be imminently headed to the Minors.
5/24/2013 | Keppinger delivers White Sox walk-off winner in 11th
Jeff Keppinger's 11th-inning single with the bases loaded gave the White Sox a 4-3, walk-off win against the Marlins at U.S. Cellular Field on Friday night in Chicago. John Danks worked into the seventh in his season debut.
5/24/2013 | Blue Jays to rely more on Cecil, Delabar in bullpen
With Darren Oliver on the 15-day DL, the roles in the Blue Jays bullpen have changed for young hurlers such as Brett Cecil and Steve Delabar.
5/24/2013 | Jones back in center after three straight starts at DH
Adam Jones is back in center field for Friday's contest against the Blue Jays after starting three consecutive games at designated hitter due to a sore groin.
5/24/2013 | Orioles unleash power with four homers in slugfest
There was more than enough offense to back Chris Tillman, as J.J. Hardy, Chris Davis, Danny Valencia and Adam Jones went deep in a 10-6 win over the Blue Jays on Friday.
5/24/2013 | Brewers activate Gorzelanny, place Burgos on DL
The Brewers on Friday activated lefty reliever Tom Gorzelanny from the disabled list and placed rookie starter Hiram Burgos on the 15-day DL with right shoulder impingement.
5/24/2013 | Beat the Streak leader's run ends at 45
After a Beat the Streak season-high 45 consecutive successful picks, Aaron Brown's streak ended Friday night, leaving him 12 shy of a $5.6 million prize.
5/24/2013 | Marshall sent to DL again with shoulder issue
Reds reliever Sean Marshall was placed on the 15-day disabled list on Friday with a sprained left shoulder. The same shoulder put the 30-year-old lefty on the 15-day disabled list in April after pitching in just one game.
5/24/2013 | With Middlebrooks on DL, Iglesias shifts to third
Jose Iglesias was promoted from Triple-A Pawtucket on Friday and made his first big league start at third base, as the club placed Will Middlebrooks on the 15-day disabled list with a lower back strain
5/24/2013 | Indiana advances to Big Ten tournament final
Top-seed Indiana moved within one win of claiming the Big Ten tournament title by taking down Ohio State, 11-3, Friday night at a rain-soaked Target Field.
5/24/2013 | Swisher returns to Tribe after daughter's birth
The Indians on Friday activated Nick Swisher from the paternity list Friday following the birth of his daughter earlier in the week.
5/24/2013 | Sarah's Take: Rotation, defense an issue for Giants
During Monday's game between the Giants and Nationals, a pitch broke Ryan Vogelsong's right hand. Despite requiring surgery, San Francisco expects Vogelsong to return to the starting rotation within two months.
5/24/2013 | Twins recall right-hander Deduno for start vs. Tigers
The Twins officially recalled right-hander Samuel Deduno from Triple-A Rochester before his start against the Tigers on Friday night.
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