7/2/2013 | Cox not one to go 'cold turkey' in baseball retirement
Bobby Cox, the Braves' managerial icon, is still keeping up with the Braves in his retirement, catching nearly every game and occasionally visiting Turner Field. Just don't expect him back in the manager's seat.
7/2/2013 | Astros set Minors debut for No. 1 Draft pick Appel
Mark Appel, who agreed to a contract with Houston two weeks ago, will make his first pro start Friday with Class-A Tri-City. On Tuesday, he was working out at the Astros Spring Training facility in Kissimmee, Fla., and he will report to the club Thursday.
7/2/2013 | Towers ready to get down to Deadline business
D-backs general manager Kevin Towers has been battling a virus that has wreaked havoc with his vocal cords, but with the non-waiver July 31 Trade Deadline just over four weeks away, he doesn't have time to stop talking.
7/2/2013 | Duffy earns Minor League pitching honors
Lefty Danny Duffy, who was recently optioned to the Triple-A Omaha Storm Chasers, was named the Pacific Coast League Pitcher of the Week for June 24-30, while Brooks Pounders and Whit Merrifield, earned Double-A honors.
7/2/2013 | Indians hoping Myers' setback isn't serious
Brett Myers has encountered another setback in his comeback from the right elbow injury that has sidelined the pitcher since late April. The Indians are hoping the latest issue is not a sign of a more serious problem.
7/2/2013 | Leyland says Sanchez will return Saturday in Cleveland
Not only will the comebacker Anibal Sanchez took off his left leg Monday night for Class A Lakeland not cost him any time off the mound, it won't keep him from rejoining the big club this weekend. Manager Jim Leyland said Tuesday that Sanchez is scheduled to return from the 15-day disabled list to start Saturday in Cleveland.
7/2/2013 | Infielder Cruz opts for free agency instead of demotion
Infielder Luis Cruz elected free agency Tuesday rather than accept a Triple-A assignment by the Dodgers.
7/2/2013 | Ackley returns to lineup after thumb sprain
Dustin Ackley hurt his thumb when he rolled over his glove while making a diving attempt at a line drive in Saturday's loss to the Cubs at Safeco Field. It was only his second game in center field since transitioning from second base.
7/2/2013 | Montero explains his bat licking Monday
The Mets' broadcast on Monday caught D-backs catcher Miguel Montero doing something that looked very strange.
7/2/2013 | Tabata goes through rehab assignment without setback
Pirates manager Clint Hurdle said Tuesday that Jose Tabata's rehab assignment went "as well as we could have hoped." Tabata has been on the disabled list with a strained left oblique since May 27, and he made his first rehab start with Triple-A Indianapolis on June 21.
7/2/2013 | Redmond endorses Fernandez for All-Star Game
If those selecting the National League pitching staff for the All-Star Game are on the fence, Mike Redmond is giving his endorsement to Jose Fernandez.
7/2/2013 | Until Putz is sharp, Bell reinstalled as closer
Heath Bell is back in the closer's role for the D-backs. After watching J.J. Putz blow his first save opportunity since being activated from the disabled list in Monday night's 5-4, 13-inning loss to the Mets, D-backs manager Kirk Gibson decided to make the change.
7/2/2013 | Dominant Kershaw shuts out Rockies
The torrid Dodgers opened July by climbing out of last place for the first time since May 5, beating the Rockies Tuesday night, 8-0, behind a four-hitter from Clayton Kershaw and three-hitter from Yasiel Puig.
7/2/2013 | Rockies place Fowler on DL with wrist issue
For about an hour or so Tuesday afternoon, Rockies center fielder Dexter Fowler was in the starting lineup and said he was headed to the batting cage and didn't have time to talk. Unfortunately for him, his sore right wrist screamed that he wasn't ready to play.
7/2/2013 | Blue Jays yet to determine if they will be buyers
General manager Alex Anthopoulos and the Blue Jays have yet to make a decision on whether they will become buyers at the upcoming non-waiver Trade Deadline, but if they do, then it's likely because a big piece is available at the right price.
7/2/2013 | Wang designated after rough outing in loss to Tigers
Chien-Ming Wang's tenure in Toronto officially came to an end on Tuesday night when he was designated for assignment after another poor showing. The veteran right-hander recorded just five outs while surrendering six runs on eight hits in the Blue Jays' 7-6 loss to the Tigers in front of 27,189 fans at Rogers Centre.
7/2/2013 | Buchholz throwing, but no timetable on return
It seems more and more unlikely Red Sox ace Clay Buchholz will return before the All-Star break.
7/2/2013 | Tigers rally from early deficit, edge Jays on late hit
It took the ricochet of a Torii Hunter comebacker off Neil Wagner in the eighth inning and a final stride to first base ahead of shortstop Jose Reyes' throw, but it was enough to get Omar Infante home and get the Tigers on top for a 7-6 win over the Blue Jays on Tuesday night at Rogers Centre.
7/2/2013 | Choo's reviewed blast could be good sign
Coming into Tuesday 4-for-31 (.129) over his last nine games, Shin-Soo Choo appeared to have broken out of his slump in a big way with a home run in his first at-bat against the Giants.
7/2/2013 | Peavy shows positive signs in bullpen session
White Sox right-hander Jake Peavy threw a successful bullpen session, which pitching coach Don Cooper called "light to medium," on Tuesday afternoon.
7/2/2013 | Kickham placed in bullpen after rough start
To no great surprise, the Giants assigned Mike Kickham to a long-relief role Tuesday, a day after the Cincinnati Reds roughed him up for seven runs and nine hits in 2 1/3 innings.
7/2/2013 | Tribe works victory count to five against KC
Right-hander Corey Kluber allowed a grand slam to tie the game, but the Indians struck for two in the seventh behind an RBI double from Jason Giambi to pull out a 6-5 win over the Royals on Tuesday night at Kauffman Stadium.
7/2/2013 | Kendrick feeling healthy, not scheduled to miss start
The Phillies received good news concerning right-hander Kyle Kendrick, who was evaluated in Pittsburgh after he sustained a mild concussion Sunday. GM Ruben Amaro Jr. said "he had an exertion test this morning and did very well."
7/2/2013 | Harvey takes fastball questions in Chatting Cage
Mets ace Matt Harvey hit the MLB.com Chatting Cage before Tuesday's game with the D-backs to answer questions from fans via a live webcam.
7/2/2013 | Drew will likely sit out until Red Sox hit road
Red Sox shortstop Stephen Drew's hamstring will likely keep him out of the three-game series against the Padres this week.
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