7/2/2013 | Mets' latest moves don't include Marcum
An afternoon that began with concern over Shaun Marcum's health ended with a transaction of relatively little consequence. Needing extra pitching, the Mets on Tuesday purchased the contract of right-hander Gonzalez Germen from Triple-A Las Vegas, optioning infielder Zach Lutz to the Minors.
7/2/2013 | Gattis out for Marlins series, no return timetable
The longer Braves catcher Evan Gattis avoids any baseball activities in his ongoing recovery from a right oblique strain, the less likely it becomes that the 26-year-old rookie will see the field again before the All-Star break, which is July 15-18.
7/2/2013 | Ike improving, but callup not in the cards
Ike Davis is showing improvement playing for Triple-A Las Vegas, but Mets manager Terry Collins said he still isn't sure when Davis will be recalled.
7/2/2013 | Mets surging despite tough stretch of late
The Mets have responded to their scheduled stretch of adversity with some of their best baseball of the season, winning more frequently than at any point since early April. That trend continued Tuesday, when Hefner outdueled previously undefeated D-backs starter Patrick Corbin, and the Mets plated a season-high seven runs in the seventh inning of a 9-1 victory.
7/2/2013 | HRs, Danks help end White Sox losing streak
Conor Gillaspie's go-ahead solo homer in the sixth and Adam Dunn's two-run shot in the seventh helped the White Sox end a five-game losing streak with a 5-2 victory over the Orioles on Tuesday night in Chicago. Left-hander John Danks allowed two runs over seven-plus innings for his second win.
7/2/2013 | Bucs' streak ends at nine as bats fall silent vs. Phillies
Garrett Jones supplied the only run with a homer as the Pirates lost, 3-1, on Tuesday to snap their win streak. Brandon Cumpton allowed three runs in the sixth after tossing five scoreless innings to start the game.
7/2/2013 | Phils take intrastate tilt with sixth-inning barrage
Ryan Howard, Domonic Brown and Delmon Young delivered RBIs in a three-run sixth as the Phillies won, 3-1, over the Pirates on Tuesday night. Philadelphia got a solid effort from right-hander Jonathan Pettibone, who gave up a run over 5 2/3 frames.
7/2/2013 | Trio of prospects added to Futures rosters
With the Futures Game less than two weeks away, Major League Baseball announced Tuesday the addition of three players to the rosters. D-backs shortstop Chris Owings will join the U.S. team, while Padres outfielder Reymond Fuentes and Mariners first baseman Ji-Man Choi were added to the World team.
7/2/2013 | It's a fight to the finish to win spots in NL outfield
In a race involving millions of votes, the decision for two of the coveted three spots in the All-Star Game starting outfield for the National League might be coming down to a difference of hundreds.
7/2/2013 | Rangers recall Lindblom, designate McClellan
The Rangers recalled right-hander Josh Lindblom from Triple-A Round Rock on Tuesday and designated reliever Kyle McClellan for assignment.
7/2/2013 | Soria to pitch on consecutive days
Reliever Joakim Soria, rehabbing from Tommy John surgery, could join the Rangers next week during their seven-game road trip before the All-Star break. His return could help ease the heavy load of Robbie Ross, Tanner Scheppers and Joe Nathan out of the bullpen.
7/2/2013 | Astros make international splash, sign four
The Astros on Tuesday agreed to terms on contracts with four international free agents: shortstop/outfielder Osvaldo Duarte, shortstop/catcher Jonathan Matute, shortstop Joan Mauricio and center fielder Nestor Tejada.
7/2/2013 | Morales' monster game leads Mariners to win
Designated hitter Kendrys Morales provided the firepower with two home runs in a six-RBI night and starter Joe Saunders gladly accepted the support, as the Mariners topped the Rangers, 9-2, on Tuesday in the opener of a three-game series in Texas.
7/2/2013 | Thome joins White Sox as special assistant to GM
The White Sox have added former Major League slugger Jim Thome as a special assistant to general manager Rick Hahn.
7/2/2013 | Porcello disciplined with six-game suspension
Tigers right-hander Rick Porcello has been suspended six games and fined an undisclosed amount for intentionally throwing at the Rays' Ben Zobrist on Sunday. Porcello confirmed the appeal, but had no comment beyond that. Tigers manager Jim Leyland also declined comment.
7/2/2013 | Astros acquire infielder Torreyes from Cubs
The Astros acquired Minor League infielder Ronald Torreyes from the Cubs on Tuesday in exchange for two international signing bonus slots.
7/2/2013 | Locke scratched from start against Phillies
The Pirates scratched Jeff Locke from his start against the Phillies on Tuesday at PNC Park and recalled Brandon Cumpton from Triple-A Indianapolis to take his place.
7/2/2013 | Cardinals sign four international prospects
The Cardinals signed four international free agents on Tuesday, the first day teams were allowed to sign players who weren't subject to the First-Year Player Draft.
7/2/2013 | A-Rod makes long-awaited return to game action
Alex Rodriguez made his much-anticipated return to game action on Tuesday evening. Rodriguez suited up for the Charleston RiverDogs, the Yankees' low Class A affiliate, in his customary No. 13 and started at the hot corner.
7/2/2013 | Willingham elects to have surgery on knee
After consulting with the team physician on Tuesday, Josh Willingham elected to have arthroscopic surgery on his left knee to fix a torn medial meniscus, which will keep him out of action for four to six weeks.
7/2/2013 | Pelfrey on track to rejoin Twins on Saturday
Mike Pelfrey fared well in his rehab start with Class A Cedar Rapids on Monday and remains on track to rejoin the Twins on Saturday to start against the Blue Jays.
7/2/2013 | Yanks' resurgent offense hands Hughes a win
Phil Hughes pitched seven innings of strong ball to log his first victory in four starts and Robinson Cano hit his fourth home run in the last three games, leading the Yankees to a 7-3 victory over the Twins on Tuesday.
7/2/2013 | Surgery on Teixeira's wrist a success
First baseman Mark Teixeira had the tendon sheath in his right wrist repaired on Monday in a procedure performed by Dr. Keith Raskin at New York University Hospital. He is expected to be ready for Spring Training.
7/2/2013 | Dodgers swap Guerrier to Cubs for Marmol
The Dodgers continued their bullpen makeover Tuesday in a trade of outcast relievers, acquiring Cubs former closer Carlos Marmol for Matt Guerrier in a deal that also includes a swap of Draft picks and financial considerations.
7/2/2013 | Orioles get Feldman in trade with Cubs
The Orioles upgraded their rotation Tuesday, acquiring starter Scott Feldman in a trade with the Cubs. Baltimore also added catcher Steve Clevenger in exchange for right-handers Jake Arrieta and Pedro Strop and $338,100 in international signing slot bonuses.
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