4/9/2013 | Slugger Stanton learning to take walks
Giancarlo Stanton is the only major power threat in the Marlins' lineup, which means that certain teams will pitch around him, and in order to be successful, he must learn to take his walks.
4/9/2013 | Harvey maintains elite status for young pitchers
The superlatives continue to pile up for second-year starter Matt Harvey, who is entering rarer and rarer company. With another standout start Monday, Harvey joined Nolan Ryan as the only Mets pitchers to open a season by allowing three or fewer hits in consecutive starts of seven or more innings, according to the Elias Sports Bureau.
4/9/2013 | Jeter starts running, but return date uncertain
Yankees captain Derek Jeter has advanced to running on the field and continues to progress as he works out in Tampa, Fla., but it is still too early for the club to offer a timetable for his expected return to big league action.
4/9/2013 | Manuel, Amaro express complete faith in Halladay
Roy Halladay has been one of the best pitchers in baseball for more than a decade, so he has earned the right to pitch through his problems. General manager Ruben Amaro Jr. said Halladay gets as long as he needs to correct himself, and Phillies manager Charlie Manuel said he is completely committed to his former ace.
4/9/2013 | Led by Cano, Yanks blast Tribe with five homers
Robinson Cano headlined a five-homer barrage by the Yankees' lineup, driving in five runs to support another strong Andy Pettitte effort as New York trounced the Indians, 14-1, on Tuesday at Progressive Field.
4/9/2013 | LaRoche leads Nats' homer charge vs. White Sox
Adam LaRoche homered twice, leading a four-homer effort and helping the Nationals to an 8-7 victory over the White Sox on Tuesday night.
4/9/2013 | LaRoche back in action with a bang
Adam LaRoche returned to the lineup on Tuesday, against the White Sox, after missing the previous two games because of a strained muscle in his mid-back.
4/9/2013 | National League rules relegate Dunn to the bench
With the White Sox taking part in their first Interleague contest of 2013 on Tuesday night and also facing their first left-handed starter of the campaign, left-handed-hitting designated hitter Adam Dunn didn't get a starting chance in his old stomping grounds.
4/9/2013 | Hanley declares himself ahead of schedule
Nobody with the Dodgers will say Hanley Ramirez is ahead of schedule in his recovery from right thumb surgery, except Ramirez. "A couple weeks ahead," said Ramirez, who had surgery for a torn ligament on March 21 and was expected to miss eight weeks.
4/9/2013 | Tribe places Marson on DL, calls up Gomes, Santos
With catchers Carlos Santana and Lou Marson both banged up, the Indians made a handful of roster moves on Tuesday to offer more protection behind the plate.
4/9/2013 | Hunter every bit as good a person as he is ballplayer
Any discussion of players who are sincerely liked and admired throughout baseball must include Torii Hunter.
4/9/2013 | MLB to create Puerto Rican training program
MLB is launching a training program in Puerto Rico aimed at finding more talented youngsters there.
4/9/2013 | Romero to keep working in side sessions
The Blue Jays intend to have left-hander Ricky Romero work through his mechanical adjustments in side sessions before actually getting into another game.
4/9/2013 | Bautista gets back into lineup as DH
Jose Bautista made his return to the Blue Jays' lineup on Tuesday afternoon following a three-game absence because of a twisted right ankle.
4/9/2013 | No timetable yet for Lawrie's return to Blue Jays
Brett Lawrie has resumed full baseball activities, but there is still no timetable for his return to the big leagues.
4/9/2013 | Adams' pinch-hit homer awakens Cardinals
Daniel Descalso led off the sixth inning with the Cardinals' first hit off Bronson Arroyo and Matt Adams came off the bench to club a two-run homer as St. Louis rallied past Cincinnati, 5-1, on Tuesday night at Busch Stadium.
4/9/2013 | Tribe-Yanks shows changing face of offseason
The reunion of Nick Swisher and Travis Hafner with their former teams on Monday was interesting for reasons that extend beyond the reunions themselves. For the signings of these two sluggers tell us quite a bit about the direction of two distinctly different franchises and maybe even baseball, as a whole.
4/9/2013 | V-Mart out of lineup with cut right thumb
Victor Martinez was out of the Tigers' lineup for Tuesday's series opener against the Blue Jays after cutting his right thumb on the bat rack in the dugout. He's listed as day to day.
4/9/2013 | Out of hospital, Roenicke manages Tuesday
Brewers manager Ron Roenicke appeared in the dugout as usual Tuesday night after a morning bout of back spasms sent him to a Chicago emergency room.
4/9/2013 | Subs for sidelined stars playing key roles
Of the numerous teams, such as the Yankees, starting the season with All-Star-caliber players on the disabled list, some haven't missed a beat (think the Braves without catcher Brian McCann) over the season's opening week, while others (San Diego minus Chase Headley) might be a bit more desperate to return to full health.
4/9/2013 | Lefty Saunders cruises in Seattle's home opener
Pitching, defense, timely hitting and good execution are a pretty good formula in any game, and the Mariners got a healthy dose of all four in Monday night's 3-0 victory over the Astros in their Safeco Field opener.
4/9/2013 | Niemann to have shoulder surgery
Jeff Niemann will have shoulder surgery in Texas on Wednesday and is likely out for the season.
4/9/2013 | Called third strike leaves Rays crying foul
Marty Foster blew the call and he knows it now, not that that's much consolation to the Rays. Instead of ball four, which replays showed it clearly was, Foster called Ben Zobrist out on Joe Nathan's two-out, 3-2 curveball and the Rangers slipped away with a 5-4 victory Monday night at The Ballpark in Arlington.
4/9/2013 | Bullpen rises to occasion after Wandy's abrupt exit
The Pirates downed the D-backs, 5-3, in Chase Field despite the premature departure of starter Wandy Rodriguez.
4/8/2013 | Wandy exits in third inning with hamstring tightness
Pirates left-hander Wandy Rodriguez had to abruptly leave his start Monday night with hamstring tightness in his left leg.
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