5/31/2013 | Foot strain could cost Panda up to a week
Pablo Sandoval's season-long durability ran out Friday, as manager Bruce Bochy announced that the third baseman will be sidelined for two to three days -- and perhaps up to a week -- with a strained left foot.
5/31/2013 | Pagan could return Saturday, more likely Sunday
Giants manager Bruce Bochy said Friday that center fielder Angel Pagan could return to the lineup Saturday, though Sunday looked like a stronger possibility.
5/31/2013 | Tigers dodge the heat, skip BP in Baltimore
The combination of temperatures in the 90s at Camden Yards and an extra-inning game Thursday night in Pittsburgh led the Tigers to skip batting practice before Friday's series opener against the Orioles.
5/31/2013 | Jackson tests out injured left hamstring
With the Tigers not hitting on the field at Camden Yards on Friday, the team medical staff took the opportunity to test out Austin Jackson's left hamstring and see just how close he might be to game action.
5/31/2013 | Colabello goes through whirlwind of roster moves
Chris Colabello was optioned to Triple-A Rochester before Wednesday's game as Trevor Plouffe was activated from the 7-day concussion list. But Plouffe went back on the 15-day DL with a strained left calf before he even played in the game, so Colabello was called back up.
5/31/2013 | Florimon impresses Twins with overall progression
Twins manager Ron Gardenhire said Friday that he's enjoyed watching shortstop Pedro Florimon make progress in his first full season as the club's everyday shortstop.
5/31/2013 | Brewers host pre-Draft workout at Miller Park
The Brewers hosted about 20 amateur players for a pre-Draft workout at Miller Park on Thursday, one week before the start of the First-Year Player Draft. Prospects came from all over the country, including baseball-rich California, Florida and Texas, amateur scouting director Bruce Seid said.
5/31/2013 | Betancourt fighting free-swinging habit
The Brewers' Yuniesky Betancourt is finding out first-hand that it is tough for an old dog to learn new tricks.
5/31/2013 | Smoak sits out again with oblique injury
Justin Smoak remained sidelined for a sixth straight game on Friday as Seattle opened a series with the Twins, with Kendrys Morales again at first base.
5/31/2013 | Morse joins team in Minnesota; still unready to play
After staying behind in Seattle to treat a strained right quadriceps muscle while the Mariners played a pair of games in San Diego, right fielder Michael Morse rejoined the club on Friday at Target Field in time for a three-game set with the Twins.
5/31/2013 | Bucs get boost with Cardinals' delayed loss
Clint Hurdle and the Pirates are grateful for the late-Thursday, early-Friday decision to wait out a rainstorm and have the Royals and Cardinals play to a pre-dawn conclusion, which greatly impacted the National League Central race.
5/31/2013 | Hurdle still feeling good about 95-win goal
Before the start of the season, Clint Hurdle tried to project how many victories would get the Pirates into the playoffs and came up with a safe number: 95. A third of the season in, he is sticking with that number.
5/31/2013 | Pioneers find worthy cause at Heritage Weekend
The Braves are trying to do different things to help increase African-American interest in the sport. So is baseball, with its RBI programs and academies that it wishes to build in more inner cities across the country, but there is the meantime.
5/31/2013 | Bradley gets another chance in the Bronx
The last time the Red Sox were at Yankee Stadium, Jackie Bradley Jr. made his first impression as a Major Leaguer, making a brilliant catch in left field to take an extra-base hit away from Robinson Cano on Opening Day. So perhaps it's only fitting that Bradley's second chance to help Boston also comes in the Bronx.
5/31/2013 | Verlander on board with Home Run Derby campaign
It started with a tweet from a fan and a clip of a home run he hit over the Green Monster at Fenway Park during batting practice last season. Now, Justin Verlander is casually campaigning for write-in votes at MLB.com's Home Run Derby Fan Poll.
5/31/2013 | Farrell thinks Red Sox can be even better
In the minds of many, the Red Sox, who came into Friday's game with a 33-22 record and the top spot in the American League East, have overachieved to this point of the season. However, the man who writes out the lineup cards on a daily basis isn't convinced they've played their best baseball yet.
5/31/2013 | Collins reflects on anniversary of Johan's no-no
One year has passed since Johan Santana's no-hitter. It was June 1, 2012, one of the most significant nights in franchise history, and manager Terry Collins was unable to enjoy it.
5/31/2013 | Mets stick to plan, but eagerly await Wheeler
Part of the reason why the Mets are waiting until after the Super 2 cutoff to call up Zack Wheeler is that they want his promotion to be for good.
5/31/2013 | Mets' banged-up relief corps largely in limbo
The Mets hope that Jeurys Familia can resume throwing off a mound this weekend. But Scott Atchison, Jenrry Mejia and Frank Francisco have all suffered setbacks from various arm injuries over the past few weeks.
5/31/2013 | Harang faces Twins, looks to repeat last performance
Aaron Harang gets the start on Saturday after tossing a shutout in his last outing, and he'll square off against the Twins' Kevin Correia in the second game of the series.
5/31/2013 | Bonderman set for return to Majors in Sunday's start
Veteran right-hander Jeremy Bonderman will be recalled from Triple-A Tacoma to start for the Mariners on Sunday against the Twins, manager Eric Wedge said Friday.
5/31/2013 | Mauer back at catcher with extra protection
After serving as designated hitter for two straight games, Joe Mauer returned behind the plate against the Mariners on Friday and debuted a new catcher's helmet to protect himself from foul tips.
5/31/2013 | Orioles finding plenty of success stealing bases
One facet of Baltimore's offense can sometimes get overlooked: baserunning. And more specifically, its stolen-base ability.
5/31/2013 | Iwakuma's strong start backed by hot-hitting Morales
Hisashi Iwakuma ended the month of May with another terrific outing, striking out five over 7 2/3 innings in the Mariners' 3-0 win over the Twins on Friday. Kendrys Morales' supplied most of the offense with a two-run homer.
5/31/2013 | Olt finally seeing himself heading to Triple-A
Rangers prospect Mike Olt started at third base and batted cleanup for Frisco on Friday night, going 1-for-4 with a two-run home run in his final at-bat. Olt appears to be rid of the vision problems that plagued him earlier this season.
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