7/22/2014 | Yelich named Marlins' Heart and Hustle Award winner
Christian Yelich on Wednesday will celebrate the one-year anniversary of his MLB debut. Already, the 22-year-old has gained the respect of players who made their impacts on the game well before he arrived. On Tuesday, Yelich was named the Marlins' 2014 Heart and Hustle Award winner, as selected by the MLB Players Alumni Association.
7/22/2014 | 'Bittersweet' farewell for Headley and Padres
After three years of rumors of him being dealt before or on the July 31 non-waiver trade deadline, Chase Headley was finally traded away from the only organization he's ever known. The Padres on Tuesday sent Headley and $1 million to the Yankees for infielder Yangervis Solarte and right-handed pitcher Rafael De Paula.
7/22/2014 | Bastardo trying to shut out trade rumors
Fifteen scouts had seats for Cliff Lee's start Monday night at Citizens Bank Park, but not everybody came to see him. Some came to see other Phillies players available before the July 31 non-waiver Trade Deadline, including left-hander Antonio Bastardo. If a team needs relief help, it almost certainly has contacted the Phillies about him.
7/22/2014 | Rangers expect Rios, Smolinski back vs. Yanks
Outfielders Alex Rios and Jake Smolinski are both expected to be over their nagging injuries and be available on Wednesday.
7/22/2014 | Happ tosses six scoreless, receives boost from bats
Escaping a few jams, left-hander J.A. Happ tossed six scoreless innings while Jose Reyes and Dioner Navarro homered in the Blue Jays' 7-3 victory over the Red Sox on Tuesday night at Rogers Centre.
7/22/2014 | Beltre recognized for grit by Rangers alumni
Third baseman Adrian Beltre has been selected as the Rangers' winner of the 2014 Heart and Hustle Award. The award is selected by a committee of former Rangers, and it honors players who demonstrate a passion for baseball and best embody the values, spirit and traditions of the game.
7/22/2014 | Giants proud of infielders' development
The Giants' baseball operations staff is being rewarded for its labor. Monday's 7-4 victory over Philadelphia ended with the Giants using an infield consisting entirely of homegrown players. Tuesday, manager Bruce Bochy started an infield produced entirely by the Giants system, and San Francisco also employed a homegrown starting infield a handful of times earlier this year.
7/22/2014 | Award-winner Lucroy wants to play through funk
On the same day he was honored for his heart and hustle, Jonathan Lucroy insisted that he has enough left in the tank to fuel him through the dog days of summer.
7/22/2014 | Pence a fitting winner of Heart and Hustle Award
Hunter Pence was named Tuesday as the Giants' recipient of the Heart and Hustle Award, given annually to honor players who demonstrate passion for the game and best embody baseball's values, spirit and tradition.
7/22/2014 | Roenicke on trade talk: 'I like what we have'
On Tuesday, with fewer than 10 days remaining before the July 31 non-waiver Trade Deadline, manager Ron Roenicke expressed confidence in his club as it's currently constructed.
7/22/2014 | Prospect Winker sidelined with wrist injury
Double-A Pensacola left fielder Jesse Winker is expected to miss two to four weeks after injuring a tendon in his right wrist.
7/22/2014 | Schumaker wins award, announces charity initiative
Skip Schumaker was named on Tuesday as the club's winner of the 2014 Heart and Hustle Award, and he announced a charity initiative through which fans can join a fantasy football league composed of Reds players.
7/22/2014 | Price may stick with eight-man bullpen
The Reds have been operating with 13 pitchers, eight of them relievers, and playing a man short on the bench for nearly two weeks. This week the reason was, in part, to have pitching depth in case Mat Latos and Homer Bailey did not return well from their injuries, but it appears that the eight-man bullpen could remain for the time being.
7/22/2014 | Mattingly impressed with Kemp's play in right field
Yasiel Puig and Hanley Ramirez missed another start Tuesday night nursing left hand injuries, so manager Don Mattingly had Matt Kemp back in right field and Justin Turner at shortstop. Kemp, in fact, impressed Mattingly so much with his natural play in right field Monday night that Mattingly said he is considering trying Puig in center field.
7/22/2014 | Strained shoulder lands Ondrusek on DL
The Reds placed Logan Ondrusek on the 15-day disabled list on Tuesday because of a strained right shoulder. The move, which is retroactive to July 13, led to the recall of reliever Curtis Partch from Triple-A Louisville.
7/22/2014 | Goins given another chance to seize second-base job
Ryan Goins has a second chance to secure his spot in the Blue Jays' lineup after he was recalled from Triple-A Buffalo on Tuesday afternoon.
7/22/2014 | Buehrle wins club's Heart and Hustle Award
The Major League Baseball Players' Alumni Association has given the 2014 Blue Jays Heart and Hustle Award to veteran left-hander Mark Buehrle.
7/22/2014 | Soria expects to remain in Texas past July
Rangers reliever Joakim Soria's contract contains a partial no-trade clause that lists a number of teams to which he can't be traded by Texas. Soria just doesn't know which teams are included, and he hasn't bothered to ask his agent. That's how much he's worried about being traded before the July 31 non-waiver Trade Deadline.
7/22/2014 | Hoyer reflects on anniversary of Garza trade
Tuesday marked the one-year anniversary of the Cubs' deal with the Rangers in which they sent Matt Garza to Texas for Justin Grimm, Mike Olt, C.J. Edwards and a player to be named later, who was Neil Ramirez.
7/22/2014 | Schierholtz named Heart and Hustle Award winner
The Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association named Cubs outfielder Nate Schierholtz as the team's 2014 Heart and Hustle Award winner.
7/22/2014 | Little things mean so much in Cox's Hall of Fame career
Bobby Cox was so fascinating as a manager, and it all goes back to a bunch of little things that were huge things. Such a miracle worker, this Robert Joseph Cox.
7/22/2014 | Rizzo homers twice as Hendricks gets first win
Anthony Rizzo took over the National League home run lead, hitting his 24th and 25th, and rookie Arismendy Alcantara smacked his second homer to help Kyle Hendricks pick up his first Major League win and lead the Cubs to a 6-0 victory over the Padres on Tuesday night at Wrigley Field.
7/22/2014 | D-backs send Ross back to DL with left calf strain
D-backs right fielder Cody Ross is back on the 15-day disabled list, this time because of a left calf strain. He was replaced on the roster prior to Tuesday night's game against the Tigers by Alfredo Marte.
7/22/2014 | Moose's homers are wakeup shots against Sox
Mike Moustakas belted a pair of homers and the Royals used a four-run sixth en route to a 7-1 win over the White Sox on Tuesday night at U.S. Cellular Field.
7/22/2014 | Rockies place Tulo on DL with hip flexor strain
The Colorado Rockies announced today that the club has placed infielder Troy Tulowitzki on the 15-day disabled list (retroactive to July 20) and have recalled left-handed pitcher Yohan Flande from Triple-A Colorado Springs.
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