8/17/2013 | Marlins prospect Del Orbe stable after skull surgery
Marlins pitching prospect Ramon Del Orbe underwent successful surgery on Thursday afternoon to eliminate bleeding on the brain.
8/17/2013 | Eovaldi potentially tipped pitches in tough start
Next time Nathan Eovaldi takes the mound, expect to see the Marlins right-hander more careful with his delivery. After being rocked for 11 runs (nine earned) on 12 hits in three-plus innings on Friday night in a loss to the Giants, the Marlins wondered if Eovaldi was tipping his pitches.
8/17/2013 | Rays place Scott on disabled list with back spasms
After being held out of the lineup for two days, Rays designated hitter Luke Scott was placed on the 15-day disabled list Saturday with lower back spasms.
8/17/2013 | Rehab start is next step for Rays' Jennings
Rays outfielder Desmond Jennings will make a rehab start for Class A Charlotte on Sunday with the goal of joining the Rays on Monday in Baltimore.
8/17/2013 | Rays' Peralta erratic since long break
Rays reliever Joel Peralta pitched just 3 2/3 innings in 22 days around the All-Star break. That may not have been a good thing for the setup man, who has labored through three innings of more than 20 pitches in August.
8/17/2013 | Duffy to make next start for Triple-A Omaha
Left-hander Danny Duffy, who beat the Tigers in the first game of Friday's doubleheader, is scheduled to make his next start for the Triple-A Omaha Storm Chasers.
8/17/2013 | Braun reaches out to teammates
Ryan Braun placed calls on Friday to a number of uniformed and non-uniformed Brewers personnel, the beginning of an apology tour that multiple clubhouse sources said would go public in the very near future.
8/17/2013 | Crowded rotation a factor for September callups
The Brewers may only opt to promote top prospect Jimmy Nelson for only one start in September, or none at all, as a crowded rotation is comprised of entrenched starters and pitchers who need further evaluation.
8/17/2013 | Gomez improving, may be few days from return
Center fielder Carlos Gomez reported to the Brewers' athletic training staff that his sprained right knee had improved from Friday to Saturday, according to manager Ron Roenicke, but is still at least a few days away from being able to play.
8/17/2013 | Moustakas returns to lineup with left calf better
Mike Moustakas, after missing five games because of a tight left calf, was at third base and batting sixth for the Royals in Saturday night's game against the Tigers.
8/17/2013 | KC looks to gain ground vs. Tigers, Scherzer
The Royals look to gain ground against the first-place Tigers when Bruce Chen heads to the hill in the series finale on Sunday at Comerica Park. Max Scherzer, who leads the Majors with 17 wins, starts for Detroit.
8/17/2013 | Teheran faces Nationals with tensions still high
The Braves may be atop the NL East with a 14 1/2-game lead on the Nationals, but that doesn't mean there has been a shortage of fireworks between the two clubs this season. Julio Teheran will take the Turner Field mound Sunday opposite Gio Gonzalez, facing Washington for the first time since he hit Bryce Harper.
8/17/2013 | Petricka called up to replace Troncoso in bullpen
White Sox right-handed reliever Ramon Troncoso was placed on the disabled list Saturday with pericarditis, a swelling of the lining of the heart, and replaced by right-hander Jake Petricka.
8/17/2013 | Gillaspie rests sore right hand, available off bench
White Sox third baseman Conor Gillaspie was out of Saturday night's starting lineup after injuring his right hand on Friday night, but he was available to come off the bench if necessary.
8/17/2013 | Feldman tries to improve vs. Rox in rubber game
Scott Feldman, who struggled in his only two career appearances against Colorado, starts against Jhoulys Chacin and the Rockies in the rubber game of a three-game set on Sunday. Chacin has seven straight quality starts.
8/17/2013 | Orioles bust out of slump with huge inning
A Baltimore offense that's been frustratingly erratic finally broke out on Saturday, with a season-high seven-run third inning that fueled an 8-4 series-evening win over Colorado to snap a four-game losing streak.
8/17/2013 | Hardy a late scratch due to back spasms
Orioles shortstop J.J. Hardy had played in all but one game this season entering Saturday and is listed as day to day. Ryan Flaherty, originally listed as the designated hitter, took over at shortstop, with Steve Pearce filling in at DH against Rockies righty Chad Bettis.
8/17/2013 | Betancourt activated, will serve as closer
The Rockies reinstated right-hander Rafael Betancourt as closer on Saturday and optioned righty Manuel Corpas to Triple-A Colorado Springs to clear a spot on the active roster. Betancourt had been out since undergoing an appendectomy the day the team returned from the All-Star break.
8/17/2013 | Blackmon, Wieters now have two things in common
Former college teammates at Georgia Tech, Rockies outfielder Charlie Blackmon and Orioles catcher Matt Wieters are also in an elite group that has hit a home run onto Eutaw Street, beyond the right-field fence at Oriole Park at Camden Yards.
8/17/2013 | Remy offers condolences to family of slain woman
Red Sox broadcaster Jerry Remy put out a statement on Twitter a day after reports came out that his son Jared was arrested for allegedly murdering girlfriend Jennifer Martel.
8/17/2013 | Matheny keeping Westbrook in Cardinals' rotation
A day after Jake Westbrook was roughed up in a loss to the Cubs, manager Mike Matheny announced that the veteran right-hander will make his next start as scheduled. That means Westbrook will take the mound in Wednesday's series finale in Milwaukee.
8/17/2013 | Dodgers hope historic run turns into sweep of Phils
The Dodgers will aim to keep riding their wave of momentum on Sunday, when they go for a sweep of the Phillies, with Ricky Nolasco squaring off against Cole Hamels.
8/17/2013 | Baez may be playing his way into Cubs' plans
Top prospect Javier Baez hit his 31st home run of the season, and 14th with Double-A Tennessee on Friday, a two-run walk-off homer in the ninth. The Cubs have emphasized how they want to take time and let players develop in the Minor Leagues. But could Baez force the issue next spring?
8/17/2013 | Sandberg not as mild-mannered as he seems
Immediately upon Ryne Sandberg's promotion from third-base coach to interim manager, such words as quiet and mild-mannered were used to describe him. But even though Sandberg is not an extrovert, he is quite capable of mixing it up, getting on a player or making his point to an umpire.
8/17/2013 | Doc follows rehab start with good bullpen session
Roy Halladay threw a bullpen session on Saturday to follow up Thursday's rehab start with the GCL Phillies, and pitching coach Rich Dubee deemed both outings "fine."
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