7/9/2013 | Robertson moves into second in AL Final Vote
David Robertson would love to continue building on a strong start in the All-Star Game Final Vote campaign. Robertson jumped to second place in the AL on Tuesday, trailing only the Blue Jays' Steve Delabar, and fans have until Thursday to help Robertson make up that ground and punch a ticket for what would be his second career All-Star Game.
7/9/2013 | Stults gives Padres jolt to end skid vs. Rox
Eric Stults allowed just one run in a complete game to help snap the Padres' 10-game losing streak with a 2-1 victory over the Rockies at Petco Park on Tuesday.
7/9/2013 | Molina returns with Cards promising more days off
A three-day layoff proved sufficient for catcher Yadier Molina, whose right knee improved enough by Tuesday that the Cardinals were willing to put the All-Star catcher back in the lineup against the Astros.
7/9/2013 | Braves support Freeman with 'Hugs for Votes'
Playing off the fact that Freddie Freeman has become known for the frequent hugs he gives teammates before, during and after games, Braves players showed their support on Tuesday afternoon by wearing T-shirts that read: Hugs for Votes #VoteFreddie.
7/9/2013 | Peralta throws three-hit shutout in Braun's return
Logan Schafer hit his first career home run in a game he wasn't supposed to start, and right-hander Wily Peralta did the rest, pitching all nine innings of the Brewers' 2-0 win over the Reds on Tuesday at Miller Park.
7/9/2013 | Brett embraces memory of 'pine tar' game
As the 30th anniversary of the infamous "pine tar" game approaches, George Brett serves as the Royals' hitting coach, and thus the topic came up with his team's return to the Bronx. He embraces the memory, fully aware that it could be much worse.
7/9/2013 | With Roberts' return, O's work with depth at second
Since Brian Roberts made his long-awaited return to the Orioles' lineup on June 30, the team has kept three second baseman on the roster. Manager Buck Showalter has given backups Alexi Casilla and Ryan Flaherty some playing time to ease Roberts back into the lineup.
7/9/2013 | A-Rod held hitless in latest rehab outing
Alex Rodriguez went 0-for-3 with two strikeouts in a rehab game with Class A Advanced Tampa on Tuesday at George M. Steinbrenner Field. Also, several reports released Tuesday said Rodriguez will be interviewed by Major League Baseball before the end of the week about his involvement with Anthony Bosch, leading to a potential suspension.
7/9/2013 | Braun reportedly uncooperative with MLB
Ryan Braun returned to the Brewers' starting lineup Tuesday amid news that he is facing a possible suspension after allegedly declining to cooperate last week with Major League Baseball officials investigating the Biogenesis case.
7/9/2013 | Stanton downplays being bypassed for Derby
In an injury-marred first half, Giancarlo Stanton hasn't posted All-Star-worthy numbers, but his power presence remains one of the best in the game. That's why the Marlins were quietly hopeful the 23-year-old slugger would be selected to the 2013 Chevrolet Home Run Derby, set for next Monday at Citi Field.
7/9/2013 | Tulo flying west to possibly reunite with club
After two injury rehab games at Triple-A Colorado Springs, All-Star shortstop Troy Tulowitzki is on the verge of rejoining the Rockies. Tulowitzki will fly to the West Coast on Wednesday and be evaluated Thursday in Los Angeles.
7/9/2013 | Johnson not worried about Harper in Derby
Some managers get concerned that their players might mess with their swings by competing in the Home Run Derby. Davey Johnson does not have that worry about Bryce Harper.
7/9/2013 | Rehab start likely Peavy's next step in comeback
After throwing a 76-pitch simulated game Tuesday at Comerica Park, self-described as a step up from his Friday bullpen session in St. Petersburg, White Sox right-hander Jake Peavy feels ready to get Major League hitters out.
7/9/2013 | Cano stacks AL Home Run Derby squad with power
Robinson Cano selected the Tigers' Prince Fielder and the Orioles' Chris Davis to the American League Home Run Derby team on Monday before naming Athletics outfielder Yoenis Cespedes to his final spot on Tuesday.
7/9/2013 | Johnson doesn't mind remaining in eighth spot
Chris Johnson understands he is one of the few players who have compiled a team-high batting average while also collecting a team-high plate appearances in the eighth spot of the lineup more than halfway through a season. But the Braves third baseman is not complaining.
7/9/2013 | Manuel not pushing any specific Deadline agenda
In seasons past, manager Charlie Manuel spoke publicly about his desires for potential Trade Deadline acquisitions. But this year, Manuel has not said much of anything.
7/9/2013 | Alvarez likely to become familiar face at cleanup
Pedro Alvarez's recent consistency and increased comfort against left-handed pitching merited his move into the Pirates' cleanup spot, and it appears he may hit from that spot for a while.
7/9/2013 | Walker on DL with possible oblique injury
The Pirates on Tuesday placed Neil Walker on the 15-day disabled list with right side soreness retroactive to Sunday. The team called up Josh Harrison, who could provide bench help heading into and coming out of the All-Star break.
7/9/2013 | Tribe exploring options for rotation reinforcement
The Indians have already been linked to the Cubs' Matt Garza. Now, they're reportedly interested in Milwaukee's Yovani Gallardo.
7/9/2013 | Smyly has settled into setup role for Tigers
Drew Smyly has been forced to wear a ton of hats this season, from trying to make the team as a starter in Spring Training, to being a long reliever at the beginning of the year, to finally becoming a late-inning setup man.
7/9/2013 | Rangers look to upgrade rotation due to injuries
Rangers general manager Jon Daniels acknowledged he is looking for starting pitching in the trade market, but he is hoping the return of some pitchers off the disabled list will be a bigger help to the team.
7/9/2013 | Cespedes added to AL Home Run Derby team
It was revealed on Tuesday that Cuban slugger Yoenis Cespedes was added as the final American League participant in the Home Run Derby.
7/9/2013 | Two key blasts from Beltre vault Rangers past O's
Adrian Beltre hit two home runs to support the pitching of Martin Perez and the Rangers held off the Orioles, 8-4, on Tuesday night. Perez allowed four runs (two earned) in six-plus innings.
7/9/2013 | Archer's skilled marksmanship keeps Rays hot
Games like Tuesday night's happen when you're on a roll. And make no mistake about it, the Rays are riding a major one, which continued in a 4-1 win over the Twins at Tropicana Field as Chris Archer allowed three hits in six innings.
7/9/2013 | Escobar brings certain flair to the field
When the Rays acquired Yunel Escobar at December's Winter Meetings, manager Joe Maddon talked about the "chrome" the team's new shortstop brought to the field. Maddon allowed that Escobar was something special, so if chrome was part of his game, he wasn't about to ask him to change.
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