4/6/2013 | Mastroianni remains sidelined by bruised ankle
Outfielder Darin Mastroianni remains bothered by a bruised left ankle and still isn't ready to play nine innings just yet. He would like to play next week against the Royals, but he will likely remain out until a weekend series against the Mets.
4/6/2013 | Prince provides versatility in first big-league callup
The Brewers envisioned Josh Prince developing into a super-utility player at Triple-A Nashville, and that project will have to continue in the Major Leagues.
4/6/2013 | Butera breaks hand in Triple-A game
Catcher Drew Butera, who was among the Twins' final Spring Training cuts, broke his left hand while playing for Triple-A Rochester on Friday and was placed on the Minor League disabled list.
4/6/2013 | Phils plan to keep Brown in left field
Some have wondered why Phillies manager Charlie Manuel has played Domonic Brown in left field rather than right, which is the position he played coming up through the Minor Leagues.
4/6/2013 | Simmons scratched from lineup with sore thumb
Andrelton Simmons arrived at Turner Field expecting to play Saturday night against the Cubs. But after informing the Braves medical staff that his right thumb was sore, the shortstop was reminded teams are not going to take chances with injuries early in the season.
4/6/2013 | Kipnis, Indians put extension talks on hold
Indians second baseman Jason Kipnis confirmed Saturday that he and the Indians have tabled their discussions regarding a long-term extension until the offseason.
4/6/2013 | Bourn lives up to expectations to begin season
Michael Bourn had a slow spring, but he's off to a quick start to the regular season with his offense and defense and is impressing the Indians and manager Terry Francona.
4/6/2013 | Carrasco throws bullpen; Giambi set to be activated
Indians manager Terry Francona said Jason Giambi should be activated before Tuesday's game against the Yankees at Progressive Field. Meanwhile, Carrasco joined the Indians on Saturday and threw a side session in the bullpen.
4/6/2013 | In wake of Sandy, Little League fields get new life
After the devastation of Hurricane Sandy, the Bayonne Little League fields looked unplayable for the upcoming season. Thanks to the Baseball Tomorrow Fund and money raised by MLB groundskeepers, the fields were ready for Opening Day.
4/6/2013 | Transformed Miller wins solid season debut
Backed by Carlos Beltran's three-RBI afternoon, rookie starter Shelby Miller turned in a strong enough start in his first appearance as a regular in the team's rotation, giving the Cardinals a 6-3 victory over the Giants at AT&T Park on Saturday.
4/6/2013 | Phils rally in ninth, win on walk-off double
The Phillies had picked up just two hits in their previous 14 innings before they rallied to score three runs in the bottom of the ninth inning Saturday in a 4-3 victory over the Royals at Citizens Bank Park.
4/6/2013 | Interference call leads to missed opportunity vs. Mets
In Saturday's 7-3 loss to the Mets, Juan Pierre collided with Mets' catcher John Buck at the plate after scoring the tying run in the seventh, which led to an interference call at a key moment.
4/6/2013 | Behind effective changeup, Happ dominates Sox
J.A. Happ allowed just one hit and utilized an effective changeup to throw 5 1/3 scoreless innings while J.P. Arencibia and Colby Rasmus homered in the Blue Jays' 5-0 victory over the Red Sox at Rogers Centre.
4/6/2013 | Uptons homer in ninth for wild walk-off win
Long after adding to his memorable first week in Atlanta with a first-inning home run, Justin Upton teamed with his older brother B.J. to hit a pair of ninth-inning home runs that gave the Braves a 6-5 win over the Cubs at Turner Field on Saturday night.
4/6/2013 | Cobb fuels Rays' second straight shutout
Alex Cobb struck out six batters in 7 1/3 scoreless innings as the Rays cruised to a 6-0 victory on Saturday, their second straight shutout over the Indians. Kelly Johnson hit a two-run homer for Tampa Bay.
4/6/2013 | Four-run sixth gives A's victory in Colon's return
Bartolo Colon threw six innings of three-run ball in his return from a 50-game suspension and the offense rallied for four runs in the sixth to give the A's a 6-3 victory over the Astros on Saturday.
4/6/2013 | Aramis placed on DL; Braun day to day with stiff neck
The Brewers played without their two best hitters Saturday, when left fielder Ryan Braun remained sidelined by a stiff neck and third baseman Aramis Ramirez was placed on the 15-day disabled list with a sprained left knee.
4/6/2013 | Family, stars help honor Posey for NL MVP Award
Alongside his parents, grandparents, wife, two children, four former Giants National League MVPs and in front of a warm AT&T Park crowd, Buster Posey got his NL MVP and Silver Slugger Awards during a pregame ceremony Saturday near the pitcher's mound.
4/6/2013 | Tigers lean toward Benoit atop closer committee
The Tigers are continuing with their bullpen-by-committee approach as they roll through the first weekend of the regular season. They might be getting close, though, to finding a committee chairman.
4/6/2013 | Jeter essentially starting Spring Training over
Yankees captain Derek Jeter took 41 ground balls hit directly at him on the grass near the left-field fence at the club's Minor League complex in Tampa, Fla., on Saturday morning, according to The Associated Press.
4/6/2013 | Lackey suffers biceps strain, no rupture detected
What started as a feel-good day for John Lackey suddenly took a dark turn when the veteran starter suffered a right biceps arm strain Saturday in the midst of his first regular-season start since undergoing Tommy John surgery in 2011.
4/6/2013 | Starting pitching key in this golden era for Giants
This is a great time to be a Giants fan. With arguably the best GM, manager and ballpark in the game, San Francisco also has the kind of rotation needed to win a third World Series championship in four years.
4/6/2013 | Pujols' two HRs spark Angels' big win
Albert Pujols hit his first two home runs of the season and Mark Trumbo and Peter Bourjos added their own roundtrippers to spark the Angels to an 8-4 victory over the Rangers on Saturday. Tommy Hanson worked six innings for the win in his Angels debut.
4/6/2013 | O's Minor Leaguer McCutchen suspended for PED use
Orioles Minor League pitcher Daniel McCutchen received a 50-game suspension on Saturday following a positive test for performance-enhancing substances.
4/6/2013 | Back tightness keeps LaRoche out of lineup
Nationals manager Davey Johnson decided not to start first baseman Adam LaRoche on Saturday against the Reds. LaRoche has been experiencing back tightness since Wednesday against the Marlins. It didn't help that LaRoche was dealing with the cold weather that day. Johnson started Chad Tracy instead.
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