7/11/2013 | Injured Kemp won't swing bat until after break
The Dodgers want Matt Kemp, who went back on the disabled list on Monday, to avoid swinging a bat for a week while the outfielder recovers from an irritated shoulder joint.
7/11/2013 | Crawford struggling to get back on track
Dodgers left fielder Carl Crawford is 1-for-24 with two walks and seven strikeouts in six games since returning from a strained left hamstring Friday in San Francisco.
7/11/2013 | Puig is day to day with sore hip
Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig left Thursday night's game against the Rockies after aggravating the sore hip he injured during a July 3 collision with the right-field fence in Colorado. He is day to day.
7/11/2013 | Captain's comeback grand, but Jeter needs help
The folks at the ballpark Thursday wanted to make Derek Jeter's return something akin to MacArthur's: gallant. The Yankees and their constituency want to believe that the presence of No. 2 will make them No. 1, that Jeter, now 15 days beyond his 39th birthday, can do with some regularity what he has done with remarkable regularity for most of the last 17 summers.
7/11/2013 | Rockies get sparkplug Fowler back
Rockies center fielder Dexter Fowler was activated off of the 15-day disabled list prior to Thursday night's game at Dodger Stadium, and he returned to his usual place atop the batting order.
7/11/2013 | Grateful Pence finishes third in Final Vote
Giants right fielder Hunter Pence was sincerely gracious Thursday as he congratulated Atlanta first baseman Freddie Freeman for winning the National League portion of the 2013 All-Star Game Final Vote sponsored by freecreditscore.com.
7/11/2013 | New All-Star Freeman stars in Braves' win
Freddie Freeman celebrated his first career All-Star selection with a four-RBI night to spark the Atlanta offense, and the Braves held on to hand starter Tim Hudson his second consecutive victory with a 6-5 win over the Reds on Thursday night.
7/11/2013 | Vogelsong has first session off bullpen mound
Ryan Vogelsong's recovery from a fractured pinkie on his throwing hand progressed to another stage Thursday at Petco Park when he threw off a bullpen mound for the first time since sustaining his injury.
7/11/2013 | Bochy reiterates Cain's health is fine
Giants manager Bruce Bochy continued to insist that right-hander Matt Cain isn't seriously injured, despite the Opening Day starter's lack of effectiveness Wednesday against the New York Mets and his 5.06 ERA.
7/11/2013 | Tulowitzki returns from disabled list
Troy Tulowitzki passed manager Walt Weiss' pregame inspection and was activated off the disabled list before the Rockies opened their four-game series against the Dodgers on Thursday night.
7/11/2013 | Phillies deliver in a pinch to back Kendrick
Behind a solid start from Kyle Kendrick and a clutch pinch-hit knock by Kevin Frandsen, the Phillies beat the Nationals, 3-1, on Thursday at Citizens Bank Park.
7/11/2013 | Holliday exits with tight right hamstring
Matt Holliday was removed from Thursday's game against the Cubs in the fourth inning after appearing to grab at his right hamstring while running to first on a groundout.
7/11/2013 | Giants bring back Machi to bolster bullpen
Needing bullpen depth in the wake of George Kontos' suspension, the Giants recalled right-hander Jean Machi from Triple-A Fresno on Thursday.
7/11/2013 | Delabar a deserving All-Star due to both story, skills
Blue Jays reliever Steve Delabar just became one of the best things about this All-Star Game, because his story is so improbable and so sweet that it's worth retelling again and again. It's for anyone who has refused to let go of a dream, for anyone needing motivation or inspiration.
7/11/2013 | Corbin looks to repeat history against Brewers
All-Star left-hander Patrick Corbin opened his breakout 2013 season against the Brewers, and on Friday night, the D-backs pitcher has a chance to pick up his 11th win of the season. Milwaukee counters with fellow southpaw Tom Gorzelanny.
7/11/2013 | Baker remains confident in No. 2 hitter Cozart
Reds manager Dusty Baker is looking for improvement out of the second spot in his order, and he believes that shortstop Zack Cozart is the man who can give it to him.
7/11/2013 | Alonso likely to return from DL on Friday
First baseman Yonder Alonso missed his 34rd consecutive game Thursday while he remains on the disabled list with a broken bone in his right hand. There's a good chance there won't be a 35th missed game.
7/11/2013 | Choo gets Reds going in right direction
The Reds are 38-14 in games when they score the first run, a trend they hoped to continue and add to after taking a 1-0 first-inning lead in Thursday night's series opener with the Atlanta Braves at Turner Field. To that end, there is center fielder and leadoff man Shin-Soo Choo.
7/11/2013 | Hanigan tries to play through pain, but lands on DL
Sometimes rest is the only answer to an injury, as unpleasant as that may be. Such is the case with Ryan Hanigan. The Reds catcher was put on the disabled list prior to Thursday night's series opener with the Atlanta Braves with a strained left wrist. The injury first flared up Tuesday in Milwaukee and proved too painful to play through.
7/11/2013 | Padres won't be buyers without improvement
Less than three weeks ago, the Padres were doing much more than just considering the option of adding pitching before the July 31 non-waiver Trade Deadline. However, a recent swoon -- the Padres have dropped 11 of their last 12 games -- has San Diego in a much different place today.
7/11/2013 | Beltran plays career game No. 2,000
Thursday night's game against the Cubs was the 2,000th Major League game of Carlos Beltran's career, happening in his 16th season.
7/11/2013 | Holliday rounding into form at plate
Matt Holliday appeared to be rounding into top form as the Cardinals rolled into Wrigley Field to play the Chicago Cubs in a four-game series this weekend before the All-Star break.
7/11/2013 | Starting for Padres is O'Sullivan's 'dream come true'
Pitcher Sean O'Sullivan has made 34 career starts in the Major Leagues with the Angels and Royals, but none since 2011. On Friday, he'll make his first start as a member of the Padres, the team the San Diego native grew up rooting for as a kid before going on to play at Valhalla High School and Grossmont College.
7/11/2013 | D-backs searching for answers with bullpen
D-backs general manager Kevin Towers and manager Kirk Gibson were at Chase Field until the wee hours of the morning following Wednesday's 14-inning loss to the Dodgers, discussing a topic that is clearly on the minds of Arizona fans.
7/11/2013 | De La Rosa called up for bullpen; Skaggs sent down
To bolster a tired bullpen, the D-backs called up left-hander Eury De La Rosa from Triple-A Reno and optioned starter Tyler Skaggs to Class A Visalia to remain on his current schedule.
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