8/12/2013 | Betancourt throws successful sim game
Closer Rafael Betancourt threw a simulated game at Coors Field on Monday, another step forward as he recovers from an emergency appendectomy.
8/12/2013 | D-backs win on first walk-off homer to land in pool
After rallying twice from two-run deficits before relinquishing leads in the eighth and ninth, the D-backs fought back to edge the Orioles, 7-6, as Adam Eaton, not known for his power, launched the first pitch of the bottom of the ninth into the pool pavilion in right-center for the first splashdown walk-off in Chase Field history.
8/12/2013 | Harvey likely to be shut down after 200 innings
This year, 200 innings sits near the upper limit of what the Mets will allow Matt Harvey to achieve. Though the organization has not revealed any hard numbers regarding a shutdown of its young ace, the working assumption is that it will not allow him to exceed last year's total of 169 1/3 innings by much more than 30.
8/12/2013 | Dodgers remain cautious with Hanley's healing shoulder
The Dodgers are being cautious with Hanley Ramirez and his sore right shoulder, which could prevent the shortstop from returning to the lineup for at least a few more games.
8/12/2013 | Tribe team meeting prompts reversal of fortune
After The Tribe's sixth loss of their recent homestand, Terry Francona called a team meeting, and Cleveland won its home finale.
8/12/2013 | Mesoraco starts behind plate after catching 13 innings
On the heels of Devin Mesoraco catching all 13 innings during a Reds win over the Padres, manager Dusty Baker did not hesitate in writing his name on Monday's lineup card vs. the Cubs.
8/12/2013 | Trout says PED users should be out of game if caught
Angels 22-year-old superstar Mike Trout typically shies away from controversial topics, but he had a firm stance on players using performance-enhancing drugs while speaking to a New York radio station on Monday morning. "For me personally," Trout told WFAN's Boomer and Carton Show, "I think you should be out of the game if you get caught."
8/12/2013 | Hanson optioned to Triple-A to make room for Vargas
Late Monday night, with the Angels needing to kick someone out of their rotation to create a spot for Jason Vargas to make Tuesday's start against the Yankees, Tommy Hanson -- 26 and one of the best young pitchers in baseball not too long ago -- was optioned to Triple-A Salt Lake.
8/12/2013 | Red-hot Dodgers notch sixth straight win in opener
Nick Punto homered, Adrian Gonzalez had three hits and an RBI, Yasiel Puig made an impact with his bat and his glove and the Dodgers beat the Mets, 4-2, on Monday night at Dodger Stadium.
8/12/2013 | Padres aim to restore Kennedy to 2011 form
The sample size is still small, but Padres pitching coach Darren Balsley likes what he has seen so far from starter Ian Kennedy over two starts for San Diego.
8/12/2013 | Beckham: Konerko's 'got a lot more left in the tank'
Count Gordon Beckham among those in the White Sox clubhouse who think Paul Konerko can continue to be a productive, valuable contributor beyond this season.
8/12/2013 | Ramirez symptom-free, reinstated from DL
With infielder Jamey Carroll getting traded to the Royals for a player to be named later or cash on Sunday, the Twins activated outfielder Wilkin Ramirez from the disabled list on Monday to take his spot on the roster.
8/12/2013 | First-round pick Bryant earns Minor League promotion
Kris Bryant, the Cubs' top pick in the June First-Year Player Draft who was riding a 15-game hitting streak at short-season Boise, was promoted on Monday to high Class A Daytona.
8/12/2013 | Darvish is absolutely that good
When it ended with the Rangers winning, Yu Darvish's manager and teammates expressed disappointment that he'd missed again on getting his first career no-hitter. But they marveled at his overall stuff, at his control and velocity and all that stuff.
8/12/2013 | Phillips' late two-run blast punctuates Latos' gem
Mat Latos kept a worn bullpen idle with a brilliant outing and got just enough offensive help from Brandon Phillips for a 2-0 victory over the Cubs on Monday.
8/12/2013 | Infante back in the lineup; Perez optioned to Triple-A
Second baseman Omar Infante returned to the Tigers lineup, batting seventh, for Monday's series opener against the White Sox at U.S. Cellular Field. Infante had been rehabbing a left ankle sprain.
8/12/2013 | Gordon out of lineup after birth of second son
Left fielder Alex Gordon was not in the Royals' starting lineup on Monday night because his family was growing. His wife, Jamie, gave birth to the couple's second child, a son. Their oldest son Max was born in September 2010.
8/12/2013 | Jeter making progress in recovery from calf strain
Derek Jeter is eligible to return from the disabled list this weekend when the Yankees travel to Boston. Joe Girardi isn't sure if he'll be ready to come back that soon, though. The Yankees' manager said the shortstop is "making progress" in his recovery from a right calf strain. Jeter was scheduled to begin taking tee and toss on Monday, and he could begin a running program in the next week.
8/12/2013 | Mariano working to keep release point consistent
Despite being the all-time leader in saves and being in his 19th and final Major League season, Mariano Rivera occasionally still needs to take a look at his mechanics. Even Rivera is susceptible to having them get slightly out of line. Unfortunately for Rivera and the Yankees, that's cost him three consecutive save opportunities. But it's certainly not anything he's concerned about.
8/12/2013 | On DL, Ross to have season-ending hip surgery
A day after Cody Ross dislocated his right hip trying to beat out a grounder at first base, the D-backs placed the 32-year-old outfielder on the 15-day disabled list Monday and announced that he will undergo season-ending surgery Tuesday morning to repair a small fracture caused by the injury.
8/12/2013 | D-backs hurlers, Army specialist find similarities
D-back relief pitchers Heath Bell, Brad Ziegler and Josh Collmenter discuss their connections to the military and similarities between baseball and service with Army member Michael Sands.
8/12/2013 | Teammates Miggy, Jackson share AL POW
In helping extend the Tigers' lead atop the American League Central, center fielder Austin Jackson and third baseman Miguel Cabrera were named co-American League Players of the Week on Monday.
8/12/2013 | Morrison back in old stomping grounds in KC
As a young fan attending Royals' games at Kauffman Stadium in the 1990s, Marlins first baseman Logan Morrison fell in love with baseball and decided to set a goal of becoming a Major Leaguer.
8/12/2013 | Smoak becoming consistent force for Mariners
After two years of promising months followed by periods of struggle, Justin Smoak is finally rounding into the type of middle-of-the-order bat that the Mariners envisioned.
8/12/2013 | Royals hook Fish to gain second in AL Central
Righty Wade Davis fired six solid innings in his return, while Chris Getz aided him with an RBI single and scoring the go-ahead run in a three-run sixth as the Royals earned a 6-2 win over the Marlins on Monday night.
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