5/22/2013 | Soreness in groin keeps Jones in DH role
Adam Jones, dealing with soreness in his groin, started at designated hitter for the second straight day on Wednesday.
5/22/2013 | Rangers' Wolf wins first big league start
Ross Wolf emerged from Minor League oblivion to rescue the Rangers' rotation and earn his first Major League victory. The 30-year-old righty allowed just one run in five innings and the Rangers held on to a 3-1 win over the Athletics on Wednesday afternoon at the Ballpark in Arlington.
5/22/2013 | Granderson slowly regaining timing, rhythm
Curtis Granderson has been working on knocking off the rust after spending most of the season on the disabled list, working with hitting coach Kevin Long to get his timing and rhythm right.
5/22/2013 | Lefty Francis feels good after bullpen session
Left-hander Jeff Francis (left groin strain) felt good Wednesday after a 25-pitch bullpen session Tuesday. Francis will accompany the team to San Francisco, where he will play long toss Friday and throw another bullpen Saturday. Beyond that, the plan for rehab under game conditions hasn't been set.
5/22/2013 | Buchholz improves to 7-0 with seven strong innings
Clay Buchholz remained unbeaten (7-0) with seven strong innings and David Ortiz knocked in two first-inning runs to help the Red Sox avoid a three-game sweep with a 6-2 victory over the White Sox in Chicago on Wednesday.
5/22/2013 | Betancourt expects to be on the mound Friday
Rockies closer Rafael Betancourt had an anti-inflammatory shot in his right groin on Wednesday, and expects to return to the mound Friday at San Francisco and avoid the 15-day disabled list.
5/22/2013 | Tulowitzki gets scheduled rest Wednesday
The Rockies gave shortstop Troy Tulowitzki planned rest Wednesday, which means he will have two off-days before Friday's series opener in San Francisco.
5/22/2013 | Eaton's elbow flares up, will get MRI Wednesday
D-backs outfielder Adam Eaton has returned to Phoenix to have his left elbow examined by team physician Michael Lee. According to Eaton, the issue is most likely muscular, but he's going to have an MRI to make sure.
5/22/2013 | Solidly built Giants again on the right track
The Giants have a glitzy rotation, an All-Star catcher and a lot of good players who play better as a team than if they are broken down individually.
5/22/2013 | With NYC FC comes grand vision for soccer
The metro area's newest sports team, New York City Football Club, took center stage on Wednesday, when the Yankees and Manchester City Football Club joined forces to unveil their newest property.
5/22/2013 | Garcia gets start, giving Profar day off
After two straight starts by Jurickson Profar at second base, Leury Garcia was in the lineup on Wednesday afternoon as the Rangers try to get by while Ian Kinsler is on the disabled list with a strained muscle in his right ribcage. Profar is the big prospect, but manager Ron Washington wants to keep Garcia engaged because he is expected to remain the Rangers' utility player once Kinsler returns.
5/22/2013 | Burns odd man out after Wolf called up
The Rangers made room for right-hander Ross Wolf by sending reliever Cory Burns back to Triple-A Round Rock. The move leaves four left-handed relievers in the Rangers' seven-man bullpen.
5/22/2013 | Perez impresses, still may need more time
Left-handed prospect Martin Perez missed two months with a broken left arm and the Rangers would like to give him more time before considering him as an option at the Major League level. But he is one of several under consideration to pitch the second game of a doubleheader against the Diamondbacks on Monday in Arizona.
5/22/2013 | Moreland not in starting lineup, Baker takes spot
Mitch Moreland was out of the lineup on Wednesday for the first time since April 19. Manager Ron Washington just decided it was time for Moreland to get a day off and Jeff Baker started at first base and hit seventh.
5/22/2013 | Lowrie held out of starting lineup with contusion
Infielder Jed Lowrie was serving as designated hitter on Tuesday night when he took a Yu Darvish pitch off his foot in the fifth inning. He was taken out of the game for a pinch-hitter in the seventh to go for X-rays that proved negative.
5/22/2013 | Reddick not yet ready to come off disabled list
Right fielder Josh Reddick remains on track to join the team in Houston on Friday to take batting practice for the first time since going on the DL with a sprained right wrist. As long as all goes well, he'll do it again Saturday, and from there the A's will decide if he's ready for a rehab assignment.
5/22/2013 | Injuries haven't slowed dominance of bullpen
When the Braves saw Eric O'Flaherty and Jonny Venters go down for the season, while also dealing with the loss of hard-throwing righty Jordan Walden, they simply swallowed hard, then called in reinforcements in Cory Gearrin, Luis Avilan and Anthony Varvaro.
5/22/2013 | Choo the man of the hour at Citi Field
Reds center fielder Shin-Soo Choo has been warmly welcomed at Citi Field throughout this week's three-game series vs. the Mets. New York has the nation's second-largest Korean population, with many living near the stadium in the Flushing section on Queens.
5/22/2013 | Lohse hoping rest will quiet elbow issue
Brewers right-hander Kyle Lohse will miss his next start with what manager Ron Roenicke called "irritation" in the veteran's right elbow, a potentially troubling development considering Lohse is nine starts into a three-year, $33 million contract.
5/22/2013 | Colabello called up as Plouffe hits 7-day DL
The Twins made a slew of roster moves before Wednesday's game against the Braves, placing third baseman Trevor Plouffe on the 7-day disabled list with concussion-like symptoms and recalling infielder/outfielder Chris Colabello from Triple-A Rochester.
5/22/2013 | Irritated with Ethier, Mattingly benches right fielder
Manager Don Mattingly benched right fielder Andre Ethier prior to Wednesday's 9-2 victory over the Brewers, starting rookie Scott Van Slyke instead while saying he wanted to put a club on the field "that is going to fight, to compete the whole day."
5/22/2013 | Dodgers discussing Puig, Pederson to Majors
Manager Don Mattingly said the Dodgers have had internal conversations about calling up outfield prospects Yasiel Puig or Joc Pederson -- the club's Nos. 1 and 3 prospects, according to MLB.com.
5/22/2013 | Kemp batting for Oklahoma tornado victims
Native Oklahoman Matt Kemp, who quickly pledged a donation after Monday's devastating tornado near his Oklahoma City hometown, upped the commitment on Wednesday, donating $250,000 to the relief efforts.
5/22/2013 | A 'Magnifico' gesture for Brewers prospect
Brewers Minor League pitching prospect Damien Magnifico has a big right arm and, it turns out, a big heart. Magnifico took to Twitter on Tuesday, hoping to raise awareness of the disaster relief efforts under way in Oklahoma, and pledged to make a donation for every re-Tweet he received.
5/22/2013 | Dodgers fortify Ryu in finale win over Brewers
Left-hander Hyun-Jin Ryu fired 7 1/3 strong innings and the offense put up a five-spot in the second inning to help the Dodgers roll to a 9-2 win over the Brewers on Wednesday in the rubber game at Miller Park.
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