7/31/2013 | Mets prospect d'Arnaud could debut this week
With Mets catcher John Buck preparing to take paternity leave in the coming days, top hitting prospect Travis d'Arnaud is a candidate to make his Major League debut on a temporary basis.
7/31/2013 | Mets trying not to shut down Harvey, Wheeler
Though the Mets' six-man starting rotation will help extend Matt Harvey and Zack Wheeler into September despite strict innings limits, the Mets continue to discuss other ways to keep those two pitchers active -- including possibly using Wheeler in relief.
7/31/2013 | Hahn concedes last-minute deal falls through
The White Sox did not consummate any last-minute deals before Wednesday's non-waiver Trade Deadline, but general manager Rick Hahn says he nearly pulled one off.
7/31/2013 | Lee's next start for Phillies still undetermined
Cliff Lee did not go anywhere by Wednesday's non-waiver Trade Deadline, and he could make his next start for the Phillies. Lee missed his previous start last Friday with a stiff neck, but general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. said the team still has not determined if the All-Star will take the mound for his next scheduled appearance, which comes Friday.
7/31/2013 | Doors ajar for top prospects after Deadline deals
Red Sox top prospect Xander Bogaerts wasn't included in any blockbuster non-waiver Trade Deadline deal on Wednesday. Neither was Astros outfield prospect George Springer, with Houston adding young talent rather than trading it away. But that doesn't mean the pair wasn't impacted by the Deadline activity.
7/31/2013 | Red Sox players excited by Peavy acquisition
The Red Sox didn't execute a move on Wednesday's non-waiver Trade Deadline day, but they had plenty of excitement over the deal GM Ben Cherington consummated late Tuesday night. Jake Peavy was expected to touch down in Boston at some point Wednesday evening and report to Fenway Park to meet his new teammates on Thursday.
7/31/2013 | Harper makes impassioned plea after latest Nats loss
After watching his team lose to the Tigers, 11-1, on Wednesday afternoon to drop its record to 52-56, Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper spoke as if he needed to get something off his chest.
7/31/2013 | Hoyer: Cubs never close to dealing Samardzija
Jeff Samardzija's name was mixed in with rumors prior to Wednesday's non-waiver Trade Deadline, but general manager Jed Hoyer said they were never close to trading the Cubs pitcher.
7/31/2013 | After playing catch, Maholm eyes next step
Braves starter Paul Maholm resumed playing catch on Wednesday afternoon with the hope that he could begin throwing side sessions in the bullpen as early as this weekend.
7/31/2013 | Royals break right for eighth straight victory
Righty Jeremy Guthrie fanned five in six solid innings and Alex Gordon scored the go-ahead run on an error as the Royals ran their win streak to eight with Wednesday night's 4-3 victory over the Twins.
7/31/2013 | A-Rod scheduled to reboot rehab Friday
Rodriguez will participate in a simulated game at the Yankees' complex on Thursday, and general manager Brian Cashman said that the club plans to have Rodriguez begin a new Minor League rehabilitation assignment on Friday.
7/31/2013 | Cashman: Cervelli may be done for season
Yankees catcher Francisco Cervelli has been scheduled for an appointment with Dr. James Andrews and may not be able to play for the remainder of the season, general manager Brian Cashman said on Wednesday.
7/31/2013 | Pearce comes off DL to rejoin Orioles
Steve Pearce was activated from the 15-day disabled list in time for Wednesday night's game against the Astros.
7/31/2013 | Rain, Brewers unable to stop red-hot Jackson
Anthony Rizzo belted a two-run home run, Starlin Castro added a solo shot and David DeJesus drove in three runs to back Edwin Jackson, who continued his second-half resurgence, and lift the Cubs to a 6-1 victory Wednesday night over the Brewers, and avoid a sweep.
7/31/2013 | Along with outfield, Morse will see time at first
Michael Morse was in the lineup for a second straight day Wednesday as Mariners acting manager Robby Thompson continued working him back from a five-week stint on the disabled list with a strained right quadriceps, but this time he was playing first base instead of right field.
7/31/2013 | Sox in no hurry to bring up top prospect Bogaerts
With the departure of Jose Iglesias to the Tigers in the Jake Peavy trade, the Red Sox shipped away the one shortstop who might be blocking Xander Bogaerts from beginning what the Red Sox hope will be a long and productive career. But the club's top-ranked prospect is not quite ready for the Major League spotlight.
7/31/2013 | Red Sox's 10th walk-off win vaults them into first
Stephen Drew played the role of early-morning walk-off hero on Thursday at Fenway Park, belting a bases-loaded RBI single down the line in right with two outs in the bottom of the 15th inning, capping a 5-4 win over the Mariners. The victory, coupled with the Rays' loss, vaulted the Sox back into first place in the AL East.
7/31/2013 | Trades set stage as contenders ready for stretch run
The non-waiver Trade Deadline has passed, and the baseball landscape has been altered and we're left to make our initial assessments of this year's flurry of moves before waiting to see how they pan out.
7/31/2013 | Tribe makes difficult decision to send Pestano down
The Indians believe their bullpen is best aligned when Vinnie Pestano is at the top of his game and locking down the eighth inning. Cleveland just needs the right-hander to find his prior form before handing him that role again.
7/31/2013 | Santana walks off with another Tribe comeback
Carlos Santana led off the 10th inning on Wednesday night with a home run to give the Indians a 6-5 comeback victory over the visiting White Sox and extend the club's winning streak to seven.
7/31/2013 | After early miscues, Blue Jays top A's in 10th
The Blue Jays secured their second consecutive series victory by scoring three runs in the top of the 10th inning en route to a 5-2 win over the Athletics on Wednesday afternoon.
7/31/2013 | Granderson set for return to Yanks on Friday
Curtis Granderson, who has been sidelined with a broken left pinkie knuckle since he was struck by a pitch from Tampa Bay's Cesar Ramos May 24, will be activated Friday for the Yankees' weekend series in San Diego.
7/31/2013 | Rays place Moore on 15-day disabled list
The Rays placed southpaw Matt Moore on the 15-day disabled list on Wednesday after the 14-game winner felt soreness in his pitching elbow.
7/31/2013 | Orioles place Hammel on 15-day disabled list
The Orioles have placed pitcher Jason Hammel on the 15-day disabled list with right flexor mass tightness. The struggling starter will miss at least one start.
7/31/2013 | Bailey makes offensive support stick to take finale
The Reds finally broke free from their offensive funk Wednesday, and Homer Bailey was the beneficiary as he took a shutout into the ninth against the Padres. A 4-1 win snapped Cincinnati's five-game losing streak.
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