5/9/2013 | Aggressive Baxter hits another walk-off winner
Mike Baxter approached home plate with a hostile mindset in the ninth inning Thursday, two days removed from a walk-off single against the White Sox. Swinging at the first two pitches, he converted yet again, singling to send the Mets to a 3-2, walk-off win against the Pirates at Citi Field.
5/9/2013 | Johnson to be out until at least June
Josh Johnson hasn't pitched since April 21 but played catch on Wednesday and will now begin the process of working his arm back into shape. It's going to be a gradual process, though, and one that likely will take at least a few weeks.
5/9/2013 | Royals pitchers express amusement with sunscreen report
Two of the Royals' veteran pitchers seemed somewhat surprised and bemused by a report that use of a sunscreen to help grip the ball was widespread.
5/9/2013 | Happ to miss four to six weeks with head, knee injuries
J.A. Happ suffered a minor fracture on the left side of his skull and a laceration on his left ear. Toronto's starting pitcher also sustained a sprained right knee on the play after he twisted it on his way to the ground.
5/9/2013 | Walker begins rehab assignment as return nears
Second baseman Neil Walker began his rehab assignment with Double-A Altoona on Thursday night, going 1-for-4 with a double and playing six innings in the field.
5/9/2013 | Weaver throws first bullpen session since injury
Jered Weaver played catch at Minute Maid Park early Thursday afternoon, and then for the first time since suffering a broken left elbow on April 7, the Angels' ace threw off a mound.
5/9/2013 | Scott's walk-off walk wins it for Rays
A walk proved to be as good as a hit Thursday night when Luke Scott drew one with the bases loaded in the 10th to give the Rays a 5-4 walk-off victory over the Blue Jays at Tropicana Field.
5/9/2013 | Middlebrooks, Ross return to lineup
The Red Sox had Will Middlebrooks and David Ross back in the starting lineup on Thursday night, just two nights after they collided in foul territory.
5/9/2013 | Doubront expected to start next week
Despite his decreased velocity and recent lack of success, Red Sox lefty Felix Doubront is expected to slot back into the rotation at some point next week, according to manager John Farrell.
5/9/2013 | Mauer's bat continues to heat up in May
Joe Mauer is locked in, as he's doubled in four straight games -- with six doubles over that span -- entering Thursday's game against the Red Sox. Mauer is hitting .400 with six walks in May to improve his average to .311 with a .393 on-base percentage.
5/9/2013 | Niese downplays Collins' assertion of stiff back
Jon Niese downplayed manager Terry Collins' assertion that he has been pitching with stiffness in his lower back, saying he felt "a knot" in his back after his last start, but that it did not affect him as he gave up seven runs over four innings Sunday in Atlanta.
5/9/2013 | Mets, Baseball Tomorrow Fund pledge Sandy help
The Baseball Tomorrow Fund and the Mets Foundation announced Thursday that they will donate up to $1 million through a relief grant program for youth baseball and softball organizations directly affected by Superstorm Sandy. The grant program will provide support for organizations to maintain or reestablish youth baseball and softball programs and facilities affected by the storm.
5/9/2013 | Buddies Maddon, Black to connect this weekend
With the Padres coming to town Friday night, Rays manager Joe Maddon will be able to catch up with Padres manager and old friend Bud Black, a.k.a. "Pepe" to Maddon.
5/9/2013 | Morrow's next start delayed by back spasms
Toronto's No. 2 starter was scheduled to pitch on Friday night in Boston, but is now scheduled to go in the series finale Sunday afternoon.
5/9/2013 | Arcia celebrates birthday with big homer vs. Red Sox
Rookie Oswaldo Arcia celebrated his 22nd birthday by tripling and hitting a two-run homer to lead the Twins to a 5-3 win over the Red Sox on Thursday night at Fenway Park.
5/9/2013 | Minor Leaguer Tuttle suspended 100 games
Reds Minor Leaguer Daniel Tuttle has been suspended for 100 games after a third violation of the Minor League Drug Prevention and Treatment Program for "a drug of abuse."
5/9/2013 | Red Sox transfer Hanrahan to 60-day DL
Earlier this week, the Red Sox sent MRI results on Joel Hanrahan's forearm to specialists Dr. James Andrews and Dr. David Altchek. On Thursday, Boston transferred Hanrahan to the 60-day disabled list.
5/9/2013 | Urban Youth Academy to host summer camps
The Astros Urban Youth Academy, located in Houston, will host free weeklong camps this summer, running Mondays through Fridays.
5/9/2013 | Yanks prank Cano after 1,500th hit
Yankees second baseman Robinson Cano reached a milestone in the third inning Thursday with the 1,500th hit of his Major League career, and then his teammates and coaches had some fun at his expense.
5/9/2013 | McCutchen going to bat to fight breast cancer
While at a Fan Cave video shoot, Pirates outfielder Andrew McCutchen was presented by MLB with a special version of the hot pink Louisville Slugger that hundreds of batters will use during Mother's Day games this Sunday as part of the annual initiative to raise awareness and funds to help fight breast cancer.
5/9/2013 | Headed back to KC, Mo reflects on comeback
There will be no grand retrospective by Mariano Rivera, no dwelling on the agony he endured during his last visit to Kansas City's Kauffman Stadium -- he called it the most painful injury he has ever experienced -- but there will be a moment of reflection on Friday when he revisits the scene.
5/9/2013 | O's send Gonzalez to DL, call up right-hander Burnett
The Orioles placed right-hander Miguel Gonzalez on the 15-day disabled list with a right thumb blister and recalled right-hander Alex Burnett from Triple-A Norfolk.
5/9/2013 | Heyward works off the rust in rehab game
Jason Heyward went 0-for-5 with a walk Thursday for Triple-A Gwinnett in his first game since undergoing an emergency appendectomy on April 21.
5/9/2013 | MLB: A's-Indians replay ruling to stand
Major League Baseball issued a statement Thursday regarding the disputed instant-replay ruling in the ninth inning of Wednesday's A's-Indians game, acknowledging the call was "improper," but saying it will stand as final.
5/9/2013 | Sarah's Take: D-backs not held back by injuries
Despite having several players on the disabled list, the Arizona Diamondbacks have remained very competitive in NL West.
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