8/24/2012 | Rangers' Young placed on paternity leave
The Rangers have placed infielder Michael Young on paternity leave after his wife Cristina gave birth to their third son, Antonio, on Thursday evening. Young can be away for a maximum of 72 hours.
8/24/2012 | O's option Hunter; Matusz and Flaherty return
The Orioles on Friday recalled Brian Matusz from Triple-A, activated Ryan Flaherty from the 15-day DL, optioned Tommy Hunter to Triple-A and designated J.C. Romero for assignment.
8/24/2012 | Bucs promote Clement, claim Takahashi
The Pirates on Friday promoted infielder Jeff Clement from Triple-A Indianapolis, optioned infielder Yamaico Navarro to Triple-A and claimed lefty Hisanori Takahashi from the Angels.
8/24/2012 | Astros take break, visit MLB Fan Cave
Jose Altuve, Lucas Harrell and Bud Norris stopped by the MLB Fan Cave in New York to relax and enjoy themselves before Friday's game against the Mets.
8/24/2012 | D-backs broadcaster Grace takes leave of absence
Arizona Diamondbacks broadcaster Mark Grace has taken an indefinite leave of absence to seek personal assistance, the team announced Friday afternoon.
8/24/2012 | Out for year, Sizemore's future with Tribe uncertain
The Indians gambled that Grady Sizemore would enjoy a healthy comeback season, and the ballclub lost. A mix of injury problems have kept the center fielder off the field, and he will not see any game action before the season's end.
8/24/2012 | Cubs erase three-run deficit vs. Rox to snap skid
Jeff Samardzija went seven solid innings and Joe Mather's go-ahead RBI single in the eighth capped a Cubs rally from three runs down in a 5-3 win over the Rockies on Friday at Wrigley Field.
8/24/2012 | Papi makes immediate impact in his return
David Ortiz returned to make an immediate impact for the Red Sox as the designated hitter collected a pair of hits against the Royals on Friday after being activated from the 15-day disabled list.
8/24/2012 | Werth doesn't regret e-mail, reaches out to Phils
Former Phillies right fielder Jayson Werth smiled and shook his head Friday when a reporter reminded him about the e-mail. Werth said he has cooled off completely since he fired off that e-mail.
8/24/2012 | Matchups could affect plans for Longo
A couple of lefties during the Rays' upcoming road trip could affect their plans for third baseman Evan Longoria, who is still recovering from a partially torn hamstring.
8/24/2012 | Mets option McHugh to make room for Hefner
Despite Collin McHugh's dominant big league debut on Thursday, the Mets optioned him to Triple-A Buffalo a day later to make room for Jeremy Hefner, who is coming off paternity leave.
8/24/2012 | Melvin giving slumping Reddick rest for stretch run
Among the several factors that will decide Oakland's fate in the final weeks of the regular season is Josh Reddick's production.
8/24/2012 | Injured Votto takes batting practice with Reds
Joey Votto feels he continues to make progress toward his return from two left knee surgeries. Just how much was to be tested Friday when Votto was slated to join his team for batting practice and perform a full slate of baseball activity.
8/24/2012 | Injured ankle relegates Miggy to DH duty
Miguel Cabrera doesn't like to serve as DH unless he has to. On Friday, with his sore ankle wrapped, he had to, and he homered for the sole run in the Tigers' loss.
8/24/2012 | Thomas, Nelson visit children's hospital in Memphis
In Memphis to broadcast the 2012 HotelPlanner.com National Youth Baseball Championships, former Major Leaguers Frank Thomas and Jeff Nelson visited the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.
8/24/2012 | Dodgers option De La Rosa, recall Castellanos
The Dodgers optioned right-handed pitcher Rubby De La Rosa to Double-A Chattanooga and recalled outfielder Alex Castellanos from Triple-A Albuquerque on Friday.
8/24/2012 | Matusz recalled from Triple-A to join bullpen
In an effort to upgrade their bullpen, the Orioles swapped lefties, recalling Brian Matusz from Triple-A Norfolk and designating J.C. Romero for assignment.
8/24/2012 | Marcum activated off DL, to start Saturday
The Brewers formally activated Shaun Marcum from the 60-day disabled list on Friday and he will return to the rotation on Saturday at PNC Park.
8/24/2012 | Girardi defends postgame actions toward unruly fan
Yankees manager Joe Girardi said he had no regrets about his actions outside the visiting clubhouse at U.S. Cellular Field on Wednesday, when he approached a rowdy heckler and demanded the fan be removed from the stadium.
8/24/2012 | Sore calf keeps Pujols out of lineup again
After exiting Wednesday's contest after feeling pain in his right calf, Albert Pujols missed Thursday's game and was out of the lineup for the series opener in Detroit.
8/24/2012 | Nationals' Morse hit by pitch, likely out Saturday
Nationals left fielder Michael Morse left in the first inning of Friday's game against the Phillies with a bruised right hand after he was hit by a pitch from Kyle Kendrick, and is expected to miss at least Saturday's game.
8/24/2012 | Nats' Desmond may miss rest of series in Philly
The Nationals held shortstop Ian Desmond out of Friday's series opener against the Phillies with a mild strain of his right hamstring, and the All-Star could miss the entire series in Philadelphia this weekend.
8/24/2012 | Rangers' Napoli catches Holland's bullpen session
Rangers catcher Mike Napoli caught Derek Holland's bullpen session on Friday, the first time he has squatted behind the plate since being placed on the disabled list with a strained left quad muscle. He also did some running and could start running the bases this weekend.
8/24/2012 | DeFrancesco would welcome Clemens to Astros
Though only with the team since Sunday, Astros interim manager Tony DeFrancesco would have no problem welcoming Roger Clemens to his pitching staff.
8/24/2012 | Pirates trying to get back on track after tough August
August has been a difficult month for the Pirates. If their struggles continue, the Bucs will finish with their first losing monthly record since April, when they went 10-12 to start the season. Pittsburgh responded with winning months in each of the next three, but it will take seven straight victories to extend that streak to four.
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