8/17/2013 | Richards showing promise to stick in rotation
Garrett Richards' role with the Angels has been in flux this season, but if he continues to show promising results as a starter, his future could be in the rotation.
8/17/2013 | Rehabbing Tomlin eyeing September return
Indians pitcher Josh Tomlin made it a goal to come off the disabled list by the time he reached the one-year anniversary of his Tommy John surgery. Tomlin will likely need to wait a little longer than he hoped.
8/17/2013 | With Tribe, Rzepczynski pitching to his strengths
It is a small sample of work, but Marc Rzepczynski has lived up to the expectations that came with him after the Indians acquired the left-handed reliever from the Cardinals prior to the July 31 non-waiver Trade Deadline.
8/17/2013 | Swisher fondly recalls time in Oakland
Nick Swisher stepped to the plate in the seventh inning on Friday night and the Coliseum crowd unleashed a chorus of boos. One day later, the Indians first baseman was laughing about the reaction from his former home audience.
8/17/2013 | Miley seeks return to form in rubber match
Charlie Morton is coming off a steady outing and draws Wade Miley, who beat the Pirates earlier this season, in the rubber match against the D-backs at PNC Park.
8/17/2013 | Leyland, Pena ejected as umpires miss foul ball
Tigers manager Jim Leyland argued with nearly every umpire on John Hirschbeck's crew by the time he finally left the field in the fourth inning of Saturday's 6-5 win against the Royals, ejected by first-base umpire Bob Davidson for arguing a foul ball that was ruled a wild pitch by plate umpire Mike Muchlinski.
8/17/2013 | Green settling into big league swing with Angels
Infielder Grant Green has produced with the bat during his first 10 games wearing an Angels uniform.
8/17/2013 | Waino, Jax set to square off in series finale
Cards ace Adam Wainwright heads to the mound for the series finale with the Cubs on Sunday. Edwin Jackson will take the ball for Chicago, looking to even up the season series and clinch the weekend set.
8/17/2013 | d' Day: Mets unveil d'Arnaud against Padres
Travis d'Arnaud arrived in San Diego on Saturday to make his long-awaited big league debut. The Mets' top offensive prospect and one of their brightest hopes for the future, d'Arnaud slipped on his No. 15 jersey and batted sixth at Petco Park.
8/17/2013 | Flores returns to hot corner
Though he was still nursing a sore right ankle, third baseman Wilmer Flores returned to the Mets' lineup Saturday evening against the Padres.
8/17/2013 | Next homestand features three bobblehead nights
The Mets will host three bobblehead nights over a five-game span during their upcoming homestand at Citi Field.
8/17/2013 | Leyland finds defense to be issue for many pitchers
It seems like a simple play when a pitcher is forced to field his position or make a pickoff attempt and make a throw to a base. Yet it appears to be anything but easy with how many throws end up going down the right-field line.
8/17/2013 | Headley gets a breather
Chase Headley got a rare day off on Saturday as manager Bud Black opted to take the third baseman out of the lineup against the New York Mets. Black said the move was strictly for rest and not injury-related.
8/17/2013 | Two-out attack gets D-backs going in slugfest
The D-backs banged out seven consecutive two-out hits en route to a six-run third inning and a 15-5 win over the Pirates on Saturday afternoon in front of a sold-out crowd at PNC Park.
8/17/2013 | Cabrera still hurting, but getting better
While it has been easy to tell that Miguel Cabrera isn't 100 percent healthy by the way he runs around the bases, he has been feeling better lately.
8/17/2013 | Bullpen not overworked, says Washington
The Rangers' rotation entered Saturday with a 2.94 ERA over the last 19 games (125 1/3 innings), so manager Ron Washington won't buy that his bullpen is overworked.
8/17/2013 | Ogando to miss start with shoulder inflammation
Rangers right-hander Alexi Ogando will not make his start Monday due to inflammation around a nerve in his right shoulder. He received an injection Saturday to help deal with the issue.
8/17/2013 | Tepesch pleased with first bullpen session
Nick Tepesch had his first bullpen session while on the disabled list before Friday's game. The Rangers right-hander said he felt good about the 25-pitch session, which featured fastballs and changeups.
8/17/2013 | Washington pleased with plan to expand replay
Major League Baseball plans to expand the usage of instant replay next year. It would allow managers three challenges a game, one challenge for the first six innings and two after that point, similar to the NFL's model. Rangers manager Ron Washington doesn't see the league incorporating a coach in the press box or access with replay to help guide his decision to challenge like the NFL does.
8/17/2013 | Hundley returns from paternity leave
Padres catcher Nick Hundley returned to the team Saturday after missing two games on paternity leave to be with his wife, Amy, for the birth of their daughter.
8/17/2013 | Perez defeats his idol as Rangers crush Mariners
Martin Perez left the mound to a standing ovation, raising his glove to acknowledge the 44,247 fans at Rangers Ballpark that watched the Rangers defeat the Mariners, 15-3, on Saturday night. But Perez didn't just beat Seattle, he dethroned King Felix, his idol and fellow Venezuelan Felix Hernandez, for at least one night.
8/17/2013 | Infante exits game with lower back spasms
Tigers second baseman Omar Infante left the game against the Royals in the seventh inning on Saturday with lower back spasms, the Tigers announced, and is considered day to day.
8/17/2013 | Crisp not expected to start until at least Monday
Coco Crisp's sore left wrist kept him out of the starting lineup for a sixth straight game on Saturday, and the A's outfielder isn't expected back in the lineup until Monday at the earliest.
8/17/2013 | With spot open, Anderson may return to rotation
The A's made it rather clear earlier this week they'd like to have lefty Brett Anderson back as a reliever, before changing their tune on Saturday in the wake of news that starter Bartolo Colon is headed to the disabled list.
8/17/2013 | A's pitchers share bond thanks to new facial hair
Tommy Milone suspected a change was coming. He first noticed the shift while watching the A's play on TV. The cameras would zoom in on Oakland's starters, and there they were: mustaches, sported by the rotation with varied success since their trip to Toronto earlier in the week.
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