8/23/2013 | Roenicke, teammates appreciate Braun's apology
By the time the Brewers made it to Great American Ball Park on Friday afternoon, they had almost 24 hours to read and digest the statement released by left fielder Ryan Braun, who admitted to and apologized for taking a banned substance as he recovered from an injury late in the 2011 season.
8/23/2013 | Pitching can carry Braves without injured Heyward
His glove is slick, and his arm is superb. He also was sizzling during the last few weeks with his bat. Still, the Braves can survive without Jason Heyward just fine, thank you.
8/23/2013 | Lyons moves into Cards rotation; Martinez to 'pen
Needing someone to fill the rotation void created by Jake Westbrook moving to the disabled list, the Cardinals have tabbed Tyler Lyons to start against the Reds on Monday.
8/23/2013 | Tigers cautious after Avila experiences headache
Avila, who's been on the disabled list since Aug. 11 with delayed concussive symptoms, had to leave a rehab game Thursday after experiencing a headache, Tigers manager Jim Leyland said.
8/23/2013 | Richards blanks M's as Nelson delivers decisive blow
Chris Nelson's two-run homer provided the Angels' only offense, and Garrett Richards took care of the rest with 7 1/3 scoreless innings in Friday's 2-0 win over the Mariners.
8/23/2013 | Blue Jays set to recall Wang for spot start vs. Astros
Right-hander Chien-Ming Wang is set to re-join the Blue Jays on Saturday night to take the mound in a start against the Astros. The Blue Jays will have to open up a spot on their 40-man roster before Wang can officially be promoted from Triple-A Buffalo.
8/23/2013 | Amaro: Sandberg has done OK in first week
The Phillies finished Ryne Sandberg's first week as interim manager with a 4-3 record. "I think they've been doing OK," general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. said Friday afternoon at Citizens Bank Park.
8/23/2013 | White Sox thrilled to be part of Civil Rights Game
The White Sox, who have participated in two previous Civil Rights Games, are honored to host the seventh edition of Major League Baseball's annual tribute to the contributions of everyone who fought for the rights of everyone in the United States.
8/23/2013 | Yanks optimistic Jeter can return on Monday
Yankees manager Joe Girardi said that shortstop Derek Jeter is scheduled to play in a third Triple-A game on Saturday, but with the big league club playing a day game on Sunday at Tropicana Field, all signs point to the captain being activated for Monday's game against the Blue Jays at Rogers Centre.
8/23/2013 | Yost holds rare closed-door meeting before opener
Stung by a stretch of eight losses in 10 games, manager Ned Yost met with his players before the Royals' clubhouse opened to reporters on Friday afternoon, a rarity for Yost.
8/23/2013 | Cain placed on 15-day DL with forearm injury
The Giants placed right-hander Matt Cain on the 15-day disabled list on Friday. The hurler sustained a right forearm contusion on Thursday, when he exited his start in the fourth inning after being struck by a line drive.
8/23/2013 | A.J. revisits memories in first trip back to Chicago
A.J. Pierzynski headlined a list of several Rangers players returning to Chicago on Friday. Pierzynski helped the White Sox win a World Series title in 2005 and continues to hold the city and its fans close to his heart.
8/23/2013 | D-backs still happy to have Hill two years later
Friday marked the two-year anniversary of the trade that brought Aaron Hill and John McDonald to the D-backs from the Blue Jays for Kelly Johnson, and by all accounts, the move has been more than Arizona could have asked for.
8/23/2013 | Rios returns to Chicago in midst of playoff hunt
Alex Rios has contributed to the Rangers' pennant chase since being acquired from the White Sox on Aug. 9, but the outfielder expects to deliver even more offense down the stretch.
8/23/2013 | Broxton undergoes surgery on forearm
Reds right-handed reliever Jonathan Broxton had season-ending surgery on Friday to repair a torn flexor mass in his right forearm. Team medical director Dr. Tim Kremchek performed the operation.
8/23/2013 | Seven-run fourth powers Nats out of early 6-0 hole
Down 6-0 after two innings, the Nationals pounded the Royals on the heels of a seven-run fourth inning, capped by Jayson Werth's two-run homer in Friday's 11-10 win at Kauffman Stadium. Bryce Harper added a three-run double and a crucial diving catch in the ninth.
8/23/2013 | Kazmir, McAllister switch rotation spots
On Friday, the Indians announced that Scott Kazmir and right-hander Zach McAllister are switching spots in the rotation. McAllister will start against the Twins on Saturday and Kazmir will take the mound on Sunday in order to give Kazmir another day of rest.
8/23/2013 | Progressing in rehab, Hammel throws off mound
Orioles starter Jason Hammel threw off a mound for the first time on Friday afternoon since going on the disabled list with a forearm injury.
8/23/2013 | Wright takes ground balls, set to amp up rehab
David Wright, who has been on the disabled list since Aug. 3 with a strained right hamstring, took ground balls for the first time Friday.
8/23/2013 | White Sox host Rangers for Civil Rights Game
The White Sox will host the Rangers in the seventh annual Major League Baseball Civil Rights Game at U.S. Cellular Field on Saturday night. Hector Santiago and Yu Darvish will square off on the mound in a game that helps Major League Baseball reinforce a very important message.
8/23/2013 | Rangers hit five homers, claim ninth straight road win
The Rangers powered their way to a ninth straight road win on Friday night in Chicago, hitting five home runs -- including four off left-hander Chris Sale -- en route to an 11-5 victory over the White Sox at U.S. Cellular Field.
8/23/2013 | Education takes center stage at Civil Rights Roundtable
Major League Baseball, under the leadership of Commissioner Bud Selig, has taken gigantic steps in its effort to not only diversify the game, but also create opportunities for young people to someday pursue careers in the industry, both on the field and off.
8/23/2013 | Garza deal done: Cubs get mound prospect
The Cubs completed their July 22 deal with the Rangers on Friday, claiming right-hander Neil Ramirez off waivers and assigning him to Double-A Tennessee.
8/23/2013 | O's trade Garcia to Braves for cash considerations
The Orioles traded veteran Freddy Garcia to the Braves on Friday afternoon in exchange for cash considerations.
8/23/2013 | Garza deal done: Cubs get mound prospect
The Cubs received Minor League pitcher Neil Ramirez from the Rangers on Friday, completing the clubs' July 22 trade that landed Matt Garza in Texas. Chicago has assigned Ramirez to Double-A Tennessee.
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