6/14/2013 | Blue Jays expect Morrow's rehab phase to be brief
Brandon Morrow is scheduled to make the first start of his rehab assignment for Class A Dunedin on Monday night. There is not a clear timetable for Morrow's return, but the tentative plan does not include a lengthy rehab.
6/14/2013 | Guardado, Mee inducted into Twins Hall of Fame
Former closer Eddie Guardado and former director of public relations Tom Mee were officially inducted into the Twins' Hall of Fame in a pregame ceremony before Friday's game against the Tigers at Target Field.
6/14/2013 | Plouffe activated from disabled list
The Twins activated Trevor Plouffe from the 15-day disabled list after their 4-0 loss to the Tigers on Friday night. To make room for Plouffe on the active roster, the Twins optioned catcher Chris Herrmann to Triple-A Rochester.
6/14/2013 | Ramirez continues recovery from concussion
Outfielder Wilkin Ramirez, who is on the 7-day concussion disabled list, has progressed to baseball activities and said Friday he's feeling much better.
6/14/2013 | Cespedes returns; Crisp, Donaldson sit
A right hamstring strain forced Josh Donaldson to sit for just the second time all season on Friday, though his injury is not considered to be serious.
6/14/2013 | A's call up Otero, option Okajima to Minors
After using seven pitchers in Thursday's 18-inning marathon victory over the Yankees, the A's needed a fresh arm on Friday. So they called on right-hander Dan Otero, who was dominating Triple-A competition, and decided to option Hideki Okajima, who appeared in just five games over the last month.
6/14/2013 | Pair of young righties to square off at Coors Field
Tyler Chatwood heads to the mound as the Rockies take on Jonathan Pettibone and the Phillies on Saturday at Coors Field.
6/14/2013 | Tender elbow pushes back Beachy's return
Brandon Beachy's much-anticipated return from Tommy John elbow reconstruction surgery will have to wait past Tuesday. The Braves scratched the right-hander from his season debut in next week's doubleheader against the Mets after Beachy felt more tenderness than usual after a three-inning start for Triple-A Gwinnett at Rochester on Thursday.
6/14/2013 | Rangers hope Dickey's knuckler stays put
R.A. Dickey, who began his Major League career with the Rangers, can help Toronto take its third straight victory over Texas on Saturday when he faces Josh Lindblom.
6/14/2013 | Hanley returns to starting lineup vs. Pirates
Hanley Ramirez made his return to the Dodgers lineup on Friday, batting cleanup and playing shortstop.
6/14/2013 | Byrd providing Mets with much-needed power
Marlon Byrd has reemerged as a surprising power presence in the middle of the Mets' lineup, smacking home runs on Wednesday and Thursday to reach double digits for the fifth time in the past seven seasons.
6/14/2013 | Johan stops by Citi Field to visit Mets teammates
Though his Mets career is almost certainly finished, Johan Santana stopped by Citi Field on Friday to visit with teammates. Santana, who underwent surgery in March to repair a re-torn left anterior shoulder capsule, had been spending most of his time recovering at home in Fort Myers, Fla.
6/14/2013 | Mets sign 11 picks from First-Year Player Draft
The Mets announced Friday that they have signed 11 of their picks from the First-Year Player Draft, including sixth-round selection Champ Stuart, a center fielder out of Brevard (N.C.) College.
6/14/2013 | Narveson, Estrada nearing return to Crew
Left-hander Chris Narveson's fourth rehabilitation start for Triple-A Nashville on Friday was expected to be his last, and right-hander Marco Estrada was scheduled to begin a rehab assignment of his own early next week, giving the Brewers a number of options for their starting rotation in the coming days.
6/14/2013 | Felix looks to earn series victory vs. A's
A.J. Griffin, who hasn't lost a game to an AL West opponent this season, will take on Mariners ace Felix Hernandez on Saturday at 4:15 p.m. PT at the Coliseum.
6/14/2013 | Zunino, Saunders lead Mariners over A's
Joe Saunders won his first road start of the season on Friday night against the A's, tossing seven innings and allowing one earned run in the Mariners' 3-2 series-opening win.
6/14/2013 | Varvaro gets a taste of one-out relief work
Since giving up the game-winning run in the 10th inning last Friday, Braves righty Anthony Varvaro has made a pair of entrances in the middle of an inning and closed out the frame without incident, the most recent member of the Atlanta bullpen to undergo a minor role change and adjust on the fly.
6/14/2013 | Giants putting off DL decision on Scutaro
The Giants likely will decide by the middle of next week whether to place second baseman Marco Scutaro on the 15-day disabled list. Scutaro, who was diagnosed with a mallet finger on his left pinkie after he was hit by a pitch last Tuesday at Pittsburgh, showed signs of improvement Friday.
6/14/2013 | Wacha optioned to make room for Westbrook
St. Louis activated Jake Westbrook from the disabled list and made room for him on the 25-man roster by optioning rookie right-hander Michael Wacha to Triple-A Memphis. Wacha was 1-0 with a 4.58 ERA in three starts with the Cardinals.
6/14/2013 | Rehabbing Furcal visits Cardinals in Miami
A familiar face strolled into the Cardinals' clubhouse around 3 p.m. CT on Friday afternoon. Rafael Furcal, who is out for the entire season as he recovers from Tommy John surgery, is pleased with how his rehabilitation is going.
6/14/2013 | Beltran pitching in for Hispanic students in St. Louis
Carlos Beltran has been helping the Cardinals from the minute he stepped on the field in 2012. But the seven-time All-Star will be helping off the field in St. Louis, too.
6/14/2013 | Cards sign five picks, two undrafted free agents
St. Louis came to terms with pitcher Michael Mayers (3rd round, University of Mississippi), outfielder James Bosco (13th round, Menlo College), pitcher Michael Brookshire (20th round, Belmont University), catcher Alex DeLeon (23rd round, University of Kansas) and pitcher Kyle Webb (32nd round, Elon University).
6/14/2013 | Porcello dominant as Tigers top Twins
After five scoreless innings at Target Field, the Tigers used three consecutive two-out doubles in the sixth to take the series opener from the Twins, 4-0, at Target Field.
6/14/2013 | McAllister to begin playing catch soon
After a Thursday examination of his right middle finger, Zack McAllister will begin playing catch in about three days.
6/14/2013 | Maxwell not a given in center when he returns
Despite weeks of talk to the contrary, Justin Maxwell may not be the starting center fielder for the Astros when he finishes his rehab assignment from a fractured left hand suffered in April, manager Bo Porter said Friday.
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