8/27/2013 | Marshall working to return, help down stretch
Reds lefty reliever Sean Marshall realizes time is short for him to return from the sprained left shoulder that has had him on the disabled list. Marshall has stepped up his rehab and throwing. "I'm pushing it and trying my best," Marshall said on Tuesday.
8/27/2013 | Orioles reinstate Betemit, option Flaherty
It's been a long road for designated hitter Wilson Betemit, who was activated from the disabled list prior to Tuesday's series against the Red Sox, more than five months after a right knee injury threatened to end his season.
8/27/2013 | Royals ink slugger Pena to Minor League deal
The Royals signed veteran first baseman Carlos Pena to a Minor League contract Tuesday and assigned him to Triple-A Omaha.
8/27/2013 | Season over for Indians top prospect Lindor
With only seven games remaining on the schedule for Double-A Akron, the Indians do not feel it makes sense to take any chances with shortstop prospect Francisco Lindor's lower back injury.
8/27/2013 | Beachy relieved elbow problem is inflammation
Braves right-hander Brandon Beachy's worst fear was erased when noted surgeon James Andrews informed him that his recent right elbow discomfort has simply been a product of inflammation.
8/27/2013 | Bucs lose ground in Central after Locke's rough start
The Bucs fought out of the early hole and kept coming back, but All-Star left-hander Jeff Locke's ongoing problems helped sink the Pirates as the Brewers clawed back for a 7-6 victory on pinch-hitter Caleb Gindl's tiebreaking sacrifice fly off Bryan Morris in the eighth. The Pirates, who have lost three in a row, are 1 1/2 games behind the Cardinals in the NL Central.
8/27/2013 | Marte able to avoid surgery on right hand
Outfielder Starling Marte was examined by the Pirates' team doctors on Monday when, according to the outfielder, the recommendation was surgery. Instead, Marte sought a second opinion on Tuesday morning from Dr. Thomas Graham, the renowned Cleveland orthopedic surgeon, and his prognosis was rest.
8/27/2013 | Ramirez's milestone night leads Crew to win
Fifteen years after connecting against the Brewers' Scott Karl for his first Major League home run, Aramis Ramirez is still slugging. Ramirez hit career homer No. 350 on Tuesday, and had four hits and four RBIs to help the Brewers beat his former team, 7-6, despite a pair of Pirates comebacks at PNC Park.
8/27/2013 | Gomez feeling better after knee injury
Center fielder Carlos Gomez started his fourth consecutive game on Tuesday, though Monday's off-day provided a welcome rest for his sprained right knee. He played a bit deeper than usual during the weekend series in Cincinnati, because coming in on balls caused less strain on his knee than going back on them, but he planned to position normally during the Brewers' three games against the Pirates at spacious PNC Park.
8/27/2013 | Wood carving niche as Braves blank Indians
Despite issuing a career-high four walks, rookie southpaw Alex Wood fired 5 2/3 scoreless innings and Elliot Johnson added a two-run triple for the Braves in a 2-0 win over the Indians on Tuesday night.
8/27/2013 | Pirates add Byrd, Buck in deal with Mets
The Pirates on Tuesday satisfied both of their biggest September stretch needs, dealing for outfielder Marlon Byrd and catcher John Buck from the New York Mets. The two veterans were acquired, along with some cash, for Minor League infielder Dilson Herrera and a player to be named.
8/27/2013 | Co-workers go for cash at Wrigley on 'Bucks'
MLB.com has doled out $20,005 on the concourses of 25 of the 30 Major League ballparks over the previous 60 overall episodes dating back to last August. Watch the video as the two human resources representatives for SC2, a Caterpillar supply-chain firm in Peoria, Ill., field trivia behind the bleacher bums in an effort to more than cover the cost of a day at the Friendly Confines.
8/27/2013 | Fresh milestone for upcoming Ballpark Village
Cardinals president Bill DeWitt III has a front-row seat to the $100 million construction project, which reached a milestone Tuesday with a formal topping-off ceremony.
8/27/2013 | Beginning of Rivera Era was far from smooth
In honor of Mariano Rivera and his contributions, MLB.com is commemorating 42 notable moments from Rivera's career -- the 42 Days of Mo.
8/27/2013 | Buxton, Cubs quartet highlight AFL attendees
While the seasons of the vast majority of Minor League players will end shortly, a group of advanced and talented players knows it will get the chance to head to Arizona to play about 30 more games this fall. Foremost on the list are Minnesota phenom Byron Buxton and a quartet of promising Cubs.
8/27/2013 | Tribe's playoff chase not just wishful thinking
The way things are looking right now, the Indians have a pretty good chance at pulling off a postseason run. If they can survive a stretch against the Braves and Tigers, they finish the season playing teams against which they're a combined 30-14.
8/27/2013 | Arizona Fall League a sweet setting for prospects
The Arizona Fall League season is a time when the 30 Major League clubs work in harmony to help some of their best prospects fine-tune their skills. For many players, it is the last stop on their journeys to the big leagues.
8/27/2013 | Today's MLB starting lineups: August 27
Every lineup, every day, as they are made public by the clubs.
8/27/2013 | D-backs tab prospect Holmberg for spot start
Needing a spot starter in place of Trevor Cahill, who worked four innings in Arizona's 18-inning marathon game Saturday against the Phillies, the D-backs will turn to David Holmberg on Tuesday vs. the Padres. The left-hander will be called up from Double-A Mobile to make his Major League debut.
8/27/2013 | Greinke tops Cubs, falling just shy of shutout
Zack Greinke fell one out shy of a shutout Monday night, instead settling for a pretty impressive 6-2 Dodgers win over the Cubs that included an RBI single from the right-hander.
8/27/2013 | Votto loses track of outs in decisive seventh
Even the best player on a team makes mistakes. In Monday night's 8-6 loss to the Cardinals, Reds first baseman Joey Votto lost track of how many outs there were.
8/27/2013 | Betancourt has tear in elbow ligament
The sobering news came at the end of Rockies manager Walt Weiss' postgame press conference Monday, the excitement of a 6-1 victory over the Giants washed away when the manager revealed closer Rafael Betancourt has a torn ulnar collateral ligament in his right arm.
8/26/2013 | Presence of Prince has teams pitching to Miggy
Why are teams still pitching to Miguel Cabrera when he is having a season that is somewhere between great and unbelievable? The answer to that question might be as straightforward as these two words: Prince Fielder.
8/26/2013 | Nicasio shines as Rockies subdue Giants
Depending on the night, Juan Nicasio can appear a wild, unpredictable young pitcher or a bonafide ace. He was in the latter form at Coors Field on Monday night, tossing six shutout innings as the Rockies took the series opener over the Giants, 6-1.
8/26/2013 | Backed by Prado, McCarthy returns to form
After a long road trip, a return home proved to be the perfect elixir for the D-backs as they beat the Padres, 6-1, on Monday night at Chase Field. Brandon McCarthy tossed seven strong frames, and Martin Prado backed him with three RBIs.
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