4/22/2013 | Pujols says DH is best option for plantar fasciitis
Albert Pujols started at designated hitter for the fifth straight game on Monday and the seventh time in the Angels' past eight contests.
4/22/2013 | Moore's blueprint for Royals beginning to pay off
General manager Dayton Moore cashed in some of the Royals' prospects to acquire proven pitchers, and the move has paid off handsomely thus far with a 10-7 record and first place in the AL Central standings.
4/22/2013 | Hamilton dropped to fifth in lineup against lefty
With lefty Derek Holland taking the ball in the series opener against the Rangers, Angels manager Mike Scioscia put Josh Hamilton in the No. 5 spot and made the hot-hitting Mark Trumbo his cleanup hitter behind Albert Pujols.
4/22/2013 | Felix dominates in 100th win as Seattle bats come alive
For Felix Hernandez, the fourth time was the charm Monday as the Mariners ace finally won his 100th career game with six scoreless innings in Seattle's 7-1 victory over the Astros at Minute Maid Park.
4/22/2013 | Soria strains chest muscle, delaying rehab progress
Joakim Soria, who signed with the Rangers as a free agent in the offseason and is coming back from Tommy John surgery, strained a pectoral muscle on the right side of his chest and will be shut down from throwing for two to three weeks.
4/22/2013 | Moore silences Yanks in Rays' fourth straight win
The Rays got busy early on Monday night, riding the long ball and Matt Moore's left arm to a 5-1 win over the Yankees at Tropicana Field with 15,331 watching.
4/22/2013 | Time off helping Quentin's knee injury
As Carlos Quentin prepares to return from his eight-game suspension on Tuesday, manager Bud Black noted that the forced time off had some benefits in addition to the drawbacks.
4/22/2013 | Lewis, Perez closer to pitching in game action
Colby Lewis, who underwent surgery on July 27 to repair a torn flexor tendon, is expected to throw two more live batting practice sessions this week. Martin Perez, who suffered a broken left arm on March 4, will probably throw live batting practice Tuesday before pitching in an extended spring game.
4/22/2013 | Defense one of many things going wrong for Blue Jays
The Blue Jays aren't in last place in the American League East because of defense. They didn't lose on Monday because of defense. But in both cases, it's safe to say that their fielding hasn't helped matters.
4/22/2013 | Sarah's Take: '42' a powerful, moving film
The movie "42" is destined to be an American classic. I love baseball and chose to have a career involving the sport, but I usually don't like baseball movies. I loved "42." Based on the first two years Jackie Roosevelt Robinson played professional baseball, "42" showed everyone clearly what Robinson went through to make America and baseball more accepting for all people.
4/22/2013 | Saunders plays catch, return date in question
Outfielder Michael Saunders played some light catch on Monday for the first time since going on the 15-day disabled list with a sprained right shoulder that occurred when he ran into the Safeco Field wall on April 11. Saunders is eligible to come off the DL on Friday, but manager Eric Wedge said that return date remains up in the air.
4/22/2013 | Gutierrez injures hamstring, may be headed to DL
Just as the Mariners were working Franklin Gutierrez back toward more consistent playing time, the injury-plagued center fielder strained his right hamstring in the fourth inning of Monday's 7-1 victory over the Astros and could be headed for the disabled list.
4/22/2013 | Belt comes up big with Giants' game-winning hit
Brandon Belt, benched against left-handed starters, drilled a tiebreaking single off left-handed reliever Tony Sipp in Monday night's ninth inning to lift the Giants to a 5-4 triumph over the Arizona Diamondbacks.
4/22/2013 | Uncertainty remains over Maybin's wrist injury
Despite receiving a cortisone injection and wearing a protective splint, center fielder Cameron Maybin cannot say how the recovery process is going for his sore right wrist.
4/22/2013 | Izturis' walk-off single gives Reds improbable win
A three-run bottom of the 13th inning, capped by Cesar Izturis' RBI single, gave the Reds a 5-4 comeback victory over the Cubs on Monday night.
4/22/2013 | Cards prove they're still quite the resilient bunch
On Monday night, the St. Louis Cardinals returned to the site of a terrific triumph. They were still more than good enough.
4/22/2013 | Freeman's return from oblique injury shelved for a day
Freddie Freeman was ready to return from the disabled list on Monday, Mother Nature had other plans, dropping snow and cold temperatures in Colorado and forcing a postponement until Tuesday.
4/22/2013 | Free of pain, Scott anticipates brief rehab stint
Rays slugger Luke Scott will begin a rehab assignment with Class A Advanced Charlotte on Tuesday.
4/22/2013 | Ruiz set to begin rehab assignment in Clearwater
Phillies catcher Carlos Ruiz will begin a rehab assignment Tuesday with Class A Clearwater as he serves a 25-game suspension for using a banned stimulant.
4/22/2013 | Despite struggles, Sanchez scheduled to start Friday
Clint Hurdle expects Jonathan Sanchez to make his next scheduled start at St. Louis on Friday, even though the left-hander has not pitched well (0-2, 11.12 ERA in three starts) so far this season.
4/22/2013 | Despite slump, Braun still delivering big hits
The Brewers are winning and Ryan Braun's clutch hitting has been one of the biggest reasons why. So what if he's only got five of them in his last 32 at-bats? Those five hits have all been huge.
4/22/2013 | Prospects helping Astros through rotation woes
Astros general manager Jeff Luhnow admitted Monday that the inability of the team's starting pitchers to work deeper into games in the last week has taken its toll throughout the organization, including Triple-A Oklahoma City, which has shuffled starters to Houston in recent days to provide long relief.
4/22/2013 | Danks to make extended spring start Friday
A Monday afternoon meeting with White Sox general manager Rick Hahn, manager Robin Ventura, pitching coach Don Cooper and head athletic trainer Herm Schneider didn't net John Danks the exact results he wanted. Instead of a rehab assignment, Danks will head back to Arizona for at least one more extended spring camp start.
4/22/2013 | Dickey feels better entering Tuesday start
Right-hander R.A. Dickey appears set to make his scheduled start Tuesday night against the Orioles, though he was questionable for the outing because of lingering tightness in his upper back and neck area, which forced him from his last start after six shutout innings.
4/22/2013 | Gomes impressive, but likely headed back to Triple-A
Despite an impressive showing while Lou Marson has been on the disabled list, young Indians catcher Yan Gomes is expected to return to Triple-A on Wednesday.
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