7/3/2013 | Indians' Kipnis claims AL Player of the Month
Jason Kipnis was named American League Player of the Month after he batted .419 (39-for-93) with 12 doubles, four home runs, 25 RBIs and 17 runs scored. He reached base in all 27 games in which he appeared and compiled a .517 on-base percentage and .699 slugging percentage.
7/3/2013 | Puig nabs NL Player, Rookie awards for June
Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig has taken the baseball world by storm since he was called up on June 3, and on Wednesday, he was named the Budweiser Presents National League Player of the Month, as well as the NL Rookie of the Month for June.
7/3/2013 | Dodgers are a very real player in NL West race
After a rough start to the year, the Dodgers are back in the thick of the NL West Division, thanks in large part to the addition of Yasiel Puig and a return to health.
7/3/2013 | MLB hires lead counsel for San Jose case
Major League Baseball has hired prominent San Francisco attorney John W. Keker to be lead counsel in the lawsuit filed last month by San Jose that challenges MLB's antitrust exemption with the goal of opening the door to an A's move to the city.
7/3/2013 | Rain puts no damper on A-Rod's stint with RiverDogs
After another wet afternoon, the rain subsided and the tarp came off the field in time for Alex Rodriguez to continue his rehab with the Class A Charleston RiverDogs.
7/3/2013 | Surgery on Willingham's knee deemed a success
Josh Willingham underwent successful arthroscopic surgery on his left meniscus on Wednesday and is expected to be out four to six weeks, but general manager Terry Ryan doesn't want to put a timetable on his return.
7/3/2013 | Tabata comes off DL; Bucs option Cumpton
The Pirates activated outfielder Jose Tabata on Wednesday and optioned pitcher Brandon Cumpton to Triple-A Indianapolis.
7/3/2013 | With help from Cano, CC records career win No. 200
CC Sabathia joined the 200-wins club in his second crack at the milestone, turning in seven innings of strong ball on Wednesday and keeping the Yankees' recent roll alive as they posted a 3-2 victory over the Twins at Target Field.
7/3/2013 | Yanks sign infielder Cruz, place Nix on disabled list
Luis Cruz filled his Tuesday by walking around Disneyland. He'll spend his Wednesday night playing shortstop for the Yankees. The former Dodgers infielder signed a Major League contract on Wednesday and immediately found his name in the lineup, batting eighth against the Twins at Target Field.
7/3/2013 | Manuel gives Howard break to rest knee
Phillies first baseman Ryan Howard snapped an 0-for-22 slump, going 2-for-4 with a run scored and an RBI, during Philadelphia's 3-1 win over the Pirates on Tuesday night. Howard has been struggling with an aching left knee and was not in the starting lineup for Wednesday night's game.
7/3/2013 | Alvarez powers Pirates, Locke past Phillies
After scoring five total runs in the last three games and none through four innings Wednesday, Pedro Alvarez, the man who can change all that with one swing, hit a three-run homer in the fifth to help lift the Pirates past the Phillies, 6-5, at PNC Park.
7/3/2013 | Puig as an All-Star should be a no-brainer
Yasiel Puig should be a member of the National League All-Star team. He's the most interesting player in baseball, and isn't that part of what the Midsummer Classic is about?
7/3/2013 | Crowded outfield is Mattingly's latest challenge
With the emergence of rookie Yasiel Puig and a return to health by Matt Kemp and Carl Crawford, Dodgers skipper Don Mattingly will have to find sufficient playing time for those three and Andre Ethier.
7/3/2013 | D-backs sign top international catching prospect
The D-backs on Tuesday signed Venezuelan catcher Jose Herrera to a deal worth slightly more than $1 million, MLB.com confirmed.
7/3/2013 | Players to don Stars & Stripes caps for Fourth
America turns 237 on Thursday, and while you jostle for the best viewing spots to see a fireworks show, you won't have to look hard to see Major League Baseball's salute.
7/3/2013 | Adolfo Zapata signing shows new White Sox approach
By signing Micker Adolfo Zapata to a team-record deal for an international prospect, the White Sox have upped their game in Latin America.
7/3/2013 | Big names looking to make first Midsummer Classic
As we get set to unveil the 2013 All-Star Game rosters, here's a list of some players who have been around for a little while but could be looking at their first All-Star appearance thanks to a stellar first half.
7/3/2013 | Rays hope first-rounder Stanek has quick trip up
The Rays signed their second selection in the first round of the 2013 First-Year Player Draft on Tuesday, agreeing to terms with pitcher Ryne Stanek. The right-hander, a junior out of Arkansas, was the 29th overall pick.
7/3/2013 | MLB Notebook: Bailey joins exclusive NL trio
With his no-hitter Tuesday, Homer Bailey joined Warren Spahn and Sandy Koufax as the only pitchers in NL history with no-no's in consecutive seasons.
7/3/2013 | Cards redefining what it means to be clutch
The Cardinals are clutch. Scholars stand on alert, armed with mounds of numbers to disprove the existence of clutch hitting, but what St. Louis is doing this season with the bats in game-turning situations is potentially historic.
7/3/2013 | Nolasco among pitchers who could move this month
Before the July 31 Trade Deadline even peeked over the horizon, good chunks of a couple rotations already were up for grabs and there were a few pitchers who seemed to be auditioning with each outing. You can bet pitching will be at the center of the summer's rumor mill, as usual.
7/3/2013 | Let's make a deal: Ten big bats to watch
As the Trade Deadline approaches, former All-Stars Aramis Ramirez and Alex Rios are just two of many big sluggers who could switch teams in the coming weeks.
7/3/2013 | Today's MLB starting lineups: July 3
Every lineup, every day, as they are made public by the clubs.
7/3/2013 | Holliday remains out with pinched nerve in neck
Matt Holliday described himself as improved over the past 24 hours, but a pinched nerve in his neck kept the left fielder out of the starting lineup for a second straight game on Wednesday. The Cardinals are hopeful that this setback will not require a stint on the disabled list.
7/3/2013 | La Russa on hand for Pujols-Cardinals reunion
As the Angels and Cardinals have played this week, and Albert Pujols has reunited with his former team, Tony La Russa has been in an awkward position -- seated in a vacant radio booth behind home plate, watching it all unfold.
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