6/5/2012 | Royals call up Verdugo, send down Smith
The Royals recalled left-handed pitcher Ryan Verdugo from Triple-A Omaha ahead of Tuesday's game with the Twins.
6/5/2012 | Social media to take greater role at ASG
At this year's Midsummer Classic, at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City on July 10, Major League All-Stars will be using such Twitter hashtags as #ASG and #HRDerby as they interact with fans through social media from the All-Star Game for the first time.
6/5/2012 | College stars in demand on Day 2 of Draft
One day after scarfing up as much prep talent as possible, Major League teams began looking for more mature players in the First-Year Player Draft on Tuesday. The second round brought a brief run on college players Tuesday, only to go back to the prep route toward the end.
6/5/2012 | Gammons: Astros take bold step for long-term gain
It will be years before we know if, indeed, Carlos Correa is the fulcrum in the reconstruction of the Houston Astros. Someday we may learn that Astros GM Jeff Luhnow decided not to devote weeks of his life dealing with Scott Boras on Mark Appel, but what we watched Monday night was a decision that Houston fans should embrace.
6/5/2012 | Justice: Market for Youk tough to determine
Kevin Youkilis appears to be the most intriguing name in play as teams sort through their needs in the eight weeks leading up to non-waiver Trade Deadline on July 31. It's impossible to sort out the buyers and sellers at this point, because at least 20 teams are in the running.
6/5/2012 | Lasorda hospitalized after suffering heart attack
Dodgers Hall of Fame former manager Tom Lasorda suffered a heart attack in New York on Monday and is hospitalized, the team confirmed Tuesday.
6/5/2012 | Thompson honored to be Tigers' first pick
With the 91st overall pick on the 2012 First-Year Player Draft, the Tigers went with pitching. They selected Jake Thompson, a 6-foot-4, 235-pound right-handed pitcher out of Rockwall-Heath High School in Heath, Texas.
6/5/2012 | Nats pick Giolito feels he's past elbow issues
A day after being selected in the first round of the 2012 First-Year Player Draft by the Nationals, right-hander Lucas Giolito said his right elbow problems are behind him.
6/5/2012 | Bard's struggles result in demotion to Triple-A
Right-hander Daniel Bard told the Red Sox he could work out his mechanical troubles in the big leagues, that he didn't need a trip to the Minors. The team didn't want to take any chances.
6/5/2012 | Tribe's Santana back from DL, returns as DH
Carlos Santana was back in the Indians' lineup Tuesday night, ending the catcher's eight-game absence after he suffered a concussion May 25.
6/5/2012 | MLB, Habitat helps Alabama family rebuild
MLB, Habitat for Humanity, State Farm Insurance and the Tuscaloosa Fire Department joined to build a house for the Patrice Johnson family in Alabama. The family lost their previous home in a devastating tornado.
6/5/2012 | Mets' Young, Batista reinstated in series of moves
The Mets on Tuesday activated right-handers Chris Young and Miguel Batista from the disabled list. To make room, New York put righty Ramon Ramirez on the DL and designated Jack Egbert for assignment.
6/5/2012 | Kemp takes to turnpike to visit Fan Cave
On Tuesday morning, the Dodgers' No. 1 "cheerleader" woke up at the team hotel in Philadelphia, got into a car and rode about 100 miles up the Jersey Turnpike to have some fun and show a little National League pride.
6/5/2012 | Former Rangers executive Keller dies at 84
Hal Keller, who drafted, signed and developed some of the best players in the early years of the Rangers franchise, passed away on Tuesday at his home in Sequim, Wash. He was 84.
6/5/2012 | Lee Mazzilli's son selected by Twins
The Twins tapped into some Major League bloodlines during Day 2 of the First-Year Player Draft on Tuesday. Minnesota used its ninth-round pick to select Connecticut second baseman LJ Mazzilli, son of former player and manager Lee Mazzilli.
6/5/2012 | Papi leads All-Star voting at designated hitter
Designated hitter David Ortiz is having another big season that could result in a spot on the American League All-Star team. When the first round of balloting results were unveiled on Tuesday, Ortiz was the leader at DH with 1,204,904. Michael Young of the Rangers was not far behind, at 1,049,170.
6/5/2012 | 'The Pledge' screened during All-Star event
Past All-Stars Matt Kemp of the Dodgers, Curtis Granderson and Robinson Cano of the Yankees and Matt Joyce of the Rays sat in front of 15 TV screens at the MLB Fan Cave and watched on Tuesday as the first ad spot, called "The Pledge," was screened during the live All-Star Leadoff event.
6/5/2012 | Chipper hoping to return to lineup by weekend
The Braves could have a key player back in a few days as Chipper Jones prepares for his return from a leg injury. He took batting practice Tuesday for the first time since having surgery May 26 to drain a hematoma on his lower left leg.
6/5/2012 | V-mart scheduled for check up on knee
Victor Martinez isn't doing real baseball activities yet. But the follow-up appointment coming up in two weeks with the doctor who performed his knee surgery isn't a bad sign.
6/5/2012 | LA's Guerra has surgery for small meniscus tear
Dodgers reliever Javy Guerra underwent arthroscopic right knee surgery Tuesday to repair a small tear of the lateral meniscus and will be sidelined four to six weeks. Dodgers team physician Neal ElAttrache performed the surgery.
6/5/2012 | Konerko scratched from White Sox lineup
Paul Konerko was scratched from Tuesday's White Sox lineup, and replaced by Brent Lillibridge at first base.
6/5/2012 | Storen throwing from flat ground every day
Nationals closer Drew Storen, who is on the disabled list because of surgery to remove a bone chip in his right elbow, is throwing every day from 120 feet on flat ground. It's not known when he will start having bullpen sessions.
6/5/2012 | Baker, Reds remember former reliever Borbon
The Reds had a moment of silence and a video tribute to honor former reliever Pedro Borbon before tonight's game against Pittsburgh at Great American Ball Park.
6/5/2012 | Kershaw dealing with plantar fasciitis
Dodgers Cy Young Award winner Clayton Kershaw has been dealing with plantar fasciitis for the past week, manager Don Mattingly said Tuesday.
6/5/2012 | Jays' lineup changes put Lawrie at the top
Blue Jays manager John Farrell unveiled a dramatically different lineup for Tuesday's series opener against the White Sox, dropping Kelly Johnson and Yunel Escobar into RBI spots and moving Brett Lawrie to the leadoff spot.
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