7/9/2013 | Thielbar to go on bereavement list; Tonkin to come up
With Caleb Thielbar heading back to Minnesota for the funeral services of his grandmother, the Twins are set to place the lefty reliever on the bereavement list on Thursday and call up right-handed prospect Michael Tonkin.
7/9/2013 | Aumont optioned to work on mechanics, approach
The Phillies optioned right-hander Phillippe Aumont to Triple-A Lehigh Valley on Tuesday. They selected the contract of right-hander Luis Garcia to take his place.
7/9/2013 | Past Home Run Derby winners
A list of past winners of the Home Run Derby.
7/9/2013 | System in place to replace injured All-Stars
The announcement of the All-Star rosters and starters always creates anticipation and excitement. It also creates the realization that the names announced will change somewhat before the Midsummer Classic is played. When that happens, there is a protocol that is followed in choosing the replacement All-Stars.
7/9/2013 | Yanks visit Ronald McDonald House for HOPE Week
On Tuesday, 10-year-old Autumn Blinn came to New York to donate pillows to the Ronald McDonald House and she was surprised by the Yankees. When Blinn arrived, her favorite player Alex Rodriguez wasn't there, but Joe Girardi, Robinson Cano, Eduardo Nunez, David Robertson, Vernon Wells and Jayson Nix greeted her.
7/9/2013 | Fernandez a big kid in an All-Star's body
Becoming the youngest All-Star in Marlins history gives the impression that 20-year-old rookie pitcher Jose Fernandez is mature beyond his years. But as the folks at Miami's Children's Museum like to say, "You're never too old to be a kid."
7/9/2013 | Infante bound for DL; Perez recalled
Despite Omar Infante's best attempts to make it back into the Tigers' lineup over the weekend, he'll have to settle for a stint on the 15-day disabled list due to a sprained left ankle. The Tigers recalled second baseman Hernan Perez from Double-A Erie.
7/9/2013 | Padres' first-rounder Renfroe agrees to terms
The Padres announced Tuesday that first-round pick Hunter Renfroe, who was the No. 13 overall selection in June's First-Year Player Draft, had agreed to terms with the team.
7/9/2013 | Late surge gives White Sox rare win in Detroit
Adam Dunn's tie-breaking, two-run homer off Justin Verlander in a seven-run eighth inning Tuesday night catapulted the White Sox to a rare 11-4 victory over the Tigers ace, who had won 12 of his previous 13 starts against the South Siders. Alex Rios had six hits, including a triple, and Dayan Viciedo homered twice to back a stellar Jose Quintana.
7/9/2013 | Hall artifacts to be on display for All-Star break
A number of historical baseball artifacts from the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum will be on display at next week's T-Mobile FanFest in New York, including some from memorable moments in the city's rich history.
7/9/2013 | Baseball possesses rich history in Australia
The Dodgers and Diamondbacks will open the 2014 schedule with a pair of games at the Sydney Cricket Grounds. Though a very good idea, it's not an entirely new one, or for that matter, the first time the best professional ballplayers from the United States were featured Down Under.
7/9/2013 | Garfinkel resigns as Padres' president, CEO
Tom Garfinkel has resigned as the president and CEO of the Padres. He had worked with the club since 2009.
7/9/2013 | Cingrani's rise not without challenges
Tony Cingrani has turned heads around Major League Baseball, filling in with Johnny Cueto out of commission.
7/9/2013 | A View From Studio 3: Pondering the ASG
grabbing a pile of All-Star ballots from the cardboard kiosk at Shea Stadium and poking out the squares is something that I will tell my kids about. Sadly, this tradition should come to an end if home-field advantage remains attached to this event.
7/9/2013 | Qualifying offers last offseason yielded varying results
Kyle Lohse has been the sort of pitcher the Brewers likely hoped they were getting when they signed him this offseason. But the situation is more complicated than that. Beyond paying Lohse $33 million over three years, the Brewers also had to forfeit the 17th overall pick in June's First-Year Player Draft, as part of the rules in the new Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA).
7/9/2013 | Phils fans enjoy challenge of 'Bucks on the Pond'
Erin Downey stopped by Citizens Bank Park during a recent trip home from Europe, where she is fulfilling her research fellowship, and received a pleasant surprise. Downey and her boyfriend Steve Montesano of Media, Pa., appeared as contestants on the hit MLB.com game show, "Bucks on the Pond" powered by Ford.
7/9/2013 | Today's MLB starting lineups: July 9
Every lineup, every day, as they are made public by the clubs.
7/9/2013 | Freeman, Delabar hold leads; Puig second
An active campaign, coupled with the ongoing efforts of the Blue Jays and Braves to solicit votes from each other's fan base, has kept Freddie Freeman in the National League lead in the 2013 All-Star Game Final Vote. In turn, Steve Delabar, Toronto's star reliever, continues to pace the American League.
7/9/2013 | Puig's many talents defy ordinary description
Yasiel Puig is in the eye of the beholder now, with the whole baseball world watching, in a mixture somewhere between appreciation and awe.
7/9/2013 | Coming off milestone win, CC faces Royals
Yankees starter CC Sabathia picked up his 200th career victory and made the history books in his last outing. He'll look to notch career win No. 201 when he squares off against James Shields and the Royals on Tuesday.
7/9/2013 | More reasons than ever to say Tigers will take Central
If we're being entirely realistic, the AL Central race shouldn't be a race at all. The Tigers, realistically, should comfortably claim this thing. The Tigers, realistically, could comfortably claim this thing. And after this four-game wraparound series between the Tigers and Indians at Progressive Field, there is more reason than ever to believe that the Tigers, eventually, will comfortably claim this thing.
7/9/2013 | Hot-hitting Hanley deserves some of LA spotlight
Lost in the commotion surrounding the emergence of Yasiel Puig has been the sudden resurgence of Hanley Ramirez. However, the Dodgers clubhouse has certainly taken notice of the rejuvenated infielder.
7/9/2013 | Fans congregate to rally behind Puig for Final Vote
It was difficult to tell which was louder: the sound from Yasiel Puig's bat on another hit by the rookie outfielder, or the cheers from Dodgers fans rooting on the Cuban sensation at the Dodgers All-Star viewing and voting party on Monday night.
7/9/2013 | Royals close enough to make a run at AL Central
The season is more than half over, and the Royals still need another hot streak or two to put themselves in really good position. But they've gotten close enough that when and if that next surge does come, they can get right into the division race.
7/9/2013 | Mets overcome Giants in 16th with help from error
With Monday's game tied in the 16th inning due to stagnant offenses from each dugout, Eric Young Jr. finally provided life for the Mets singling, stealing second and scoring the winning run on a Giants fielding error for a 4-3 victory.
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