8/28/2012 | MLB Notebook: Felix nearing rare company
Of Mariners ace Felix Hernandez's five shutouts in 2012, four of them have come in 1-0 affairs, leaving them one short of the all-time mark.
8/28/2012 | Cubs finalize seven-year deal with Starlin
The Cubs secured one of the key building blocks of the team, signing 22-year-old shortstop Starlin Castro to a seven-year, $60 million contract extension on Tuesday.
8/28/2012 | Downs placed on family medical emergency list
A reeling Angels bullpen has once again lost critical lefty reliever Scott Downs, who on Tuesday was placed on the family medical emergency list to deal with a personal matter.
8/28/2012 | MLB, ESPN agree on record eight-year deal
The largest broadcasting deal in Major League Baseball history was announced on Tuesday, as MLB and ESPN reached an eight-year, $5.6-billion agreement that keeps the national pastime on that network through 2021 and puts ESPN back into the postseason picture next season.
8/28/2012 | White Sox put Floyd on DL, recall Axelrod
The White Sox placed right-hander Gavin Floyd on the 15-day disabled list with a right elbow flexor strain prior to Tuesday night's game in Baltimore.
8/28/2012 | Orioles near deal with veteran Wolf
The Orioles are nearing a deal with veteran lefty Randy Wolf, a baseball source told MLB.com on Tuesday. It's unclear how Wolf, who was released by the Brewers on Wednesday, will fit into Baltimore's current plans, but he's expected to be added to the Major League roster.
8/28/2012 | Pirates fill Bedard's roster spot with d'Arnaud
Infielder Chase d'Arnaud was recalled by the Pirates from Triple-A Indianapolis on Tuesday to take the roster spot vacated by left-hander Erik Bedard, who was unconditionally released earlier in the day.
8/28/2012 | Moore: Powers like Dodgers let game thrive
Whether the Dodgers get immediate or long-range results from their recent mega-trade with the Boston Red Sox is secondary to this: The Dodgers are thinking the way that all big-market teams should think, and the operative word here is gigantic.
8/28/2012 | Jays top Draft pick handed 50-game suspension
One of Toronto's first-round picks in the 2012 First-Year Player Draft has been suspended for 50 games for use of a banned substance. Right-hander Marcus Stroman, who signed for $1.8 million as the No. 22 overall pick, was suspended for using methylhexaneamine, a stimulant.
8/28/2012 | Complex system in place to evaluate umpires
Major League Baseball employs six umpire supervisors and about a dozen observers covering 15 cities. Their jobs are to watch games in-person, from the park, and record what they see.
8/28/2012 | Left wrist surgery to end Bautista's season
Jose Bautista's 2012 campaign has officially come to an end after it was revealed on Tuesday afternoon that he will undergo season-ending surgery on his left wrist.
8/28/2012 | Bucs move starters up to compensate for move
Erik Bedard may not exactly be irreplaceable -- but the Pirates will not try to replace the released left-hander in their starting rotation. Instead, as enabled by an off-day prior to Friday's beginning of a weekend series in Milwaukee, the Bucs will simply move up the other starters and have them pitch on regular four days' rest.
8/28/2012 | Teixeira hopeful he's out no more than a week
The calendar will allow Mark Teixeira to avoid the disabled list, but the Yankees are still expecting to be without their switch-hitting first baseman for at least a week.
8/28/2012 | A-Rod says live batting practice is 'good hurdle'
Alex Rodriguez took live batting practice prior to New York's game against the Blue Jays on Tuesday for the first time since fracturing his left hand, and he plans to do so again Wednesday.
8/28/2012 | Rest may help Asdrubal combat second-half slide
As the season has progressed, Indians All-Star shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera has appeared to wear down, with his statistics declining in the process.
8/28/2012 | Desmond, Morse return to complete healthy lineup
Ian Desmond and Michael Morse were in the Nationals' lineup for Tuesday's series opener against the Marlins, bringing Washington's lineup back to full health.
8/28/2012 | Crisp day to day after fouling ball off right foot
Coco Crisp fouled a ball off his right foot during his second at-bat in Monday's tilt. He wasn't atop manager Bob Melvin's lineup card on Tuesday.
8/28/2012 | O's Saunders, Britton to close out Chicago series
Left-hander Joe Saunders joined the Orioles on Tuesday and will make his first start for Baltimore on Wednesday night against the Chicago White Sox. Zach Britton will start Thursday's finale.
8/28/2012 | McHugh to highlight callups, get the start Monday
Collin McHugh's return to the starting rotation will highlight a modest group of September callups for the Mets.
8/28/2012 | Ramirez in White Sox lineup with sore finger
Shortstop Alexei Ramirez was back in the White Sox lineup Tuesday night after partially tearing the fingernail off his right pinky finger during Monday's 4-3 loss.
8/28/2012 | Molina exits after collision
Early tests leave the Cardinals optimistic that catcher Yadier Molina did not suffer a concussion in a nasty collision at home plate with Pirates infielder Josh Harrison in Tuesday's 9-0 loss. That said, the Cardinals are also aware that Molina may not yet be completely out of the woods.
8/28/2012 | Cards not dismissing Carp's return after session
With manager Mike Matheny among those watching, right-hander Chris Carpenter threw 40 pitches in the PNC Park bullpen on Tuesday, marking the first time Carpenter has thrown off a mound since his July 19 surgery.
8/28/2012 | Miggy returns to man hot corner against Royals
Miguel Cabrera was back at the hot corner for Tuesday's series opener against the Royals. Cabrera, battling a sore right ankle, recently served as the team's designated hitter for two games against the Angels.
8/28/2012 | Ozzie likes Nats' chances, even without Strasburg
Marlins manager Ozzie Guillen thinks the Nationals have what it takes to advance to the World Series -- even without ace Stephen Strasburg.
8/28/2012 | Luhnow: Astros' manager search in early stages
Astros general manager Jeff Luhnow said Tuesday the team's search for a permanent manager remains in the early stages. Luhnow, team president George Postolos and owner Jim Crane have a long list of candidates.
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