8/20/2013 | Phillips enjoys being DatDude all over Twitter
Scroll through Brandon Phillips' Twitter feed and you'll find there are about as many re-tweets of fan comments as there are comments of his own. That's how it works in Phillips' public life as the second baseman for the Cincinnati Reds.
8/20/2013 | Marlins trying to extend Fernandez's season
The Marlins are exploring ways to get rookie Jose Fernandez to pitch later into the final month without exceeding their self-imposed 170-innings maximum.
8/20/2013 | Maholm set to come off DL, start Thursday vs. Cards
In the month he's been away from a Major League mound, the impatience set in for Paul Maholm. He's ready to come off the disabled list and get back into the Braves' rotation. On Thursday, he'll get his wish. The left-hander will be activated from the DL to start Atlanta's series opener in St. Louis.
8/20/2013 | J-Up scratched from lineup with upper back strain
Braves left fielder Justin Upton was scratched from Atlanta's lineup Tuesday against the Mets with a left upper back strain.
8/20/2013 | Uggla takes BP for first time since LASIK surgery
Second baseman Dan Uggla took batting practice before the Braves' game against the Mets on Tuesday at Citi Field as he works his way back to the lineup following LASIK surgery.
8/20/2013 | Beltre's homer decisive in Blackley's debut
Adrian Beltre hit a two-run home run in the bottom of the sixth inning and the superb work of the Rangers bullpen made it stand up in a 4-2 victory over the Astros at Rangers Ballpark on Tuesday night.
8/20/2013 | Johnson finally hitting his stride with Braves
The Atlanta Braves had no idea they were getting a guy who might win a batting championship. After all, Chris Johnson began the season with a .276 career average. But the Braves knew plenty about the guy they were getting. Boy did they ever.
8/20/2013 | Recovering from concussion, Avila takes BP
Alex Avila was in for his toughest tests yet on Tuesday after suffering a concussion more than a week ago and passing a battery of tests in accordance with Major League Baseball protocol over the weekend.
8/20/2013 | Kemp rests ankle, won't return until September
One day after testing his sprained left ankle by making modest turns, outfielder Matt Kemp, who's on the 15-day disabled list, had a scheduled day of rest Tuesday, while manager Don Mattingly conceded Kemp won't return until next month.
8/20/2013 | Mauer lands on DL with concussion-like symptoms
The Twins will be without their All-Star catcher, as Joe Mauer was placed on the seven-day disabled list with concussion-like symptoms after Tuesday's win over the Tigers.
8/20/2013 | Back with Padres, new CEO Dee has grand visions
When Mike Dee arrived for his first stint as a Padres executive in 1995, ownership made three key commitments to San Diego fans: to enhance fan experience, to immerse the organization within the community and to put together a ballclub that wins consistently. At his introductory news conference on Tuesday afternoon, the Padres' new president and CEO gave his evaluation of those three aspects.
8/20/2013 | Puig fined for being late, but later homers
Yasiel Puig, who was fined for arriving roughly 30 minutes late to Marlins Park, was not in the starting lineup Tuesday. But Puig made up for it in a big way, hitting a go-ahead homer in the eighth off Marlins reliever Dan Jennings -- two innings after he entered the game as part of a double-switch.
8/20/2013 | Patient Castellanos knows time will come in Detroit
Nick Castellanos didn't miss his opportunity for a drive Monday night. When the Tigers' top prospect got a first-pitch fastball from Triple-A Gwinnett's Kameron Loe, he wasn't thinking about his chances to take a trip up Interstate 75. Castellanos' drive was actually a home run off the left-field scoreboard at Fifth Third Field.
8/20/2013 | Putz looking like former self in different role
J.J. Putz is starting to look like his old self again on the mound, but the D-backs reliever is not likely to move back into his old closer's role at the moment.
8/20/2013 | Ichiro one hit away from 4,000 lifetime
Ichiro Suzuki didn't get career hit No. 4,000 in the opener of the Yankees' doubleheader on Tuesday, and he never got a chance to reach the milestone in Game 2.
8/20/2013 | Tejada reportedly had ties to Biogenesis
ESPN reported that Royals veteran infielder Miguel Tejada, suspended last Saturday because of positive tests for amphetamine use, was also implicated in the Biogenesis investigation.
8/20/2013 | Marshall resumes throwing; Cueto waits on MRI
Just over one month since a setback that shut him down, Reds reliever Sean Marshall resumed a throwing program on Monday. Meanwhile, Reds rotation ace Johnny Cueto is scheduled to undergo an MRI exam on Friday to see if he has shown any improvement.
8/20/2013 | Lannan out for season with left knee injury
Left-hander John Lannan's season is finished, as he requires surgery on his left knee. Phillies physician Michael Ciccotti has recommend surgery, although Lannan will receive a second opinion from Dodgers physician Neal ElAttrache in Los Angeles.
8/20/2013 | De La Rosa reverses Philadelphia fortunes
Rockies left-hander Jorge De La Rosa finally could enjoy himself in the City of Brotherly Love. De La Rosa, whose three previous starts at Citizens Bank Park were awful, threw 6 1/3 solid innings Tuesday night to earn a 5-3 win over the Phillies in front of 34,018 to improve to 13-6 on the year. Troy Tulowitzki and Wilin Rosario both homered.
8/20/2013 | Helton approaching milestones as he hits 40
Rockies first baseman Todd Helton arrived at Citizens Bank Park on Tuesday to see a large, colorful banner picturing his two daughters wishing him a happy 40th birthday. Helton entered Tuesday night's game tied with Hall of Famer Robin Yount for 17th on the all-time doubles list with 583 and also seven hits shy of 2,500.
8/20/2013 | Dempster gets five games for plunking A-Rod
Red Sox right-hander Ryan Dempster has been suspended five games for his controversial pitch on Sunday night at Fenway Park that drilled Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez in the back of the left elbow. He will not appeal.
8/20/2013 | Bautista lands on DL with bruised left hip
Blue Jays right fielder Jose Bautista was placed on the 15-day disabled list late Tuesday night with a bone bruise in his left hip. Bautista will be shutdown for the next two weeks before he can be re-evaluated.
8/20/2013 | Cano's four hits key Yankees' winning rally
Chris Stewart hit his first home run in more than three months and Robinson Cano belted his 200th career long ball as the Yankees outslugged the Blue Jays, 8-4, in the first game of a day-night doubleheader on Tuesday.
8/20/2013 | Though not 100 percent, Reyes returns
Following a brief two-game absence due to a sore right knee, shortstop Jose Reyes made his return to the Blue Jays' starting lineup in the opener of Tuesday's doubleheader against the Yankees.
8/20/2013 | Danks tosses eight scoreless innings to defeat Royals
John Danks worked eight scoreless innings, allowing seven hits and striking out two, as the White Sox defeated the host Royals, 2-0, on Tuesday night at Kauffman Stadium for their fourth . Gordon Beckham hit a solo homer.
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