7/18/2013 | Sabean: Giants not looking to move Lincecum
Giants general manager Brian Sabean indicated that Tim Lincecum will stay put for the rest of the season. And the right-hander couldn't be happier.
7/18/2013 | Giants still hopeful Pagan can return this season
Bruce Bochy said center fielder Angel Pagan has resumed swinging a bat while working out and rehabilitating his surgically repaired left hamstring at the Giants' training complex in Scottsdale, Ariz.
7/18/2013 | D-backs sign reliever Camp, release Hinske
The D-backs made a move to increase their bullpen depth on Thursday, signing right-hander Shawn Camp and assigning him to Triple-A Reno. Camp was released by the Cubs on July 7 after being designated for assignment. Arizona also released veteran pinch-hitting specialist Eric Hinske.
7/18/2013 | First half's uncertainty sets up spectacular stretch run
One of the best things about this era of baseball is that there's only a teensy difference between the top 10-15 teams. At least 18 teams still have a very decent shot at the postseason. And what decides the playoff berths may be things that haven't happened yet -- a trade or an injury.
7/18/2013 | Duffy's Double-A club record highlights KC's farm
Danny Duffy set a Double-A Northwest Arkansas record with 13 strikeouts Wednesday night in a 4-3 loss to Tulsa. Duffy, pitching for the Naturals while Triple-A Omaha is on its All-Star break, threw 5 1/3 innings, allowing two runs on four hits and a walk.
7/18/2013 | Rays to call up Roberts; Loney on paternity leave
Infielder Ryan Roberts will be recalled from Triple-A Durham on Friday to take James Loney's roster spot as the Rays first baseman will be placed on the three-day paternity list.
7/18/2013 | Oswalt eager to help Rockies contend in NL West
Right-hander Roy Oswalt believes the Rockies will catch fire and contend for a playoff spot, and he hopes he can be a part of it.
7/18/2013 | Monfort confident Rox are viable contender in NL West
Rockies owner Dick Monfort believes the team is better than its 46-50 record at the All-Star break.
7/18/2013 | Phil's BBQ wins Stadium Food King Challenge
The Padres and Phil's BBQ were voted the winners in the Stadium Food King Challenge by USA Today Sports to determine which ballpark has the best dining options.
7/18/2013 | MLB All-Star Week in New York, by the numbers
It was a Mets-flavored All-Star Week that will be remembered for Mariano Rivera's "Mo-ment," Yoenis Cespedes' power and Tom Seaver leading a parade. It also was a week in which Major League Baseball reached records and registered increases in attendance, ratings, digital traffic, merchandise sales, media coverage and more.
7/18/2013 | Getz, Herrera set to return to Royals
Chris Getz is back to play second base and Kelvin Herrera is returning to the bullpen as the Royals made some All-Star break roster moves on Thursday. To make room, second baseman Johnny Giavotella and relief pitcher Everett Teaford were optioned back to Triple-A Omaha.
7/18/2013 | As Deadline nears, Garza again headlines trade block
With July more than half over and the All-Star break coming to a close, a single topic will dominate baseball conversation over the coming weeks: the non-waiver Trade Deadline. Clubs are sorting out whether they're buyers or sellers, and at what price in either case, all while also trying to, you know, win ballgames.
7/18/2013 | Drew expected to come off DL on Saturday
Stephen Drew will get at least another half-season to leave a good impression on the Red Sox as he's expected to be activated from the 15-day disabled list on Saturday and play shortstop against the Yankees.
7/18/2013 | Attitude, effort already has Holt in elite company
A ticket back to Pawtucket could arrive at any moment for Brock Holt, but watching the infielder play -- diving into the stands, sprinting to first base on routine grounders, working the count, dirtying the uniform -- it all looks similar to someone the Red Sox have seen before.
7/18/2013 | Rotation has caught fire since Price's return
Had the Rays kept their starting rotation as it was before the All-Star break, Jeremy Hellickson would be starting Friday's game against Toronto.
7/18/2013 | Lake expected to join Cubs on Friday
The Cubs are expected to promote infielder/outfielder Junior Lake to the big league team on Friday to take the roster spot of outfielder Brian Bogusevic, who is headed to the disabled list after he aggravated his hamstring in the first-half finale.
7/18/2013 | Buchholz to have shoulder re-examined Friday
As optimistic as the Red Sox were about the possible return of Clay Buchholz, suddenly the prognosis isn't looking too promising.
7/18/2013 | Baker, Gentry activated from DL for series with Orioles
The Rangers activated infielder Jeff Baker and outfielder Craig Gentry -- a pair of right-handed hitters -- from the disabled list Thursday.
7/18/2013 | Rangers still covet right-handed bat, Garza
The Rangers, looking for a starting pitcher and a right-handed bat, are among the teams that continue to have active trade discussions with the Cubs for starting pitcher Matt Garza before the July 31 Trade Deadline.
7/18/2013 | Cingrani optioned due to long layoff between starts
The move is largely procedural because lefty Tony Cingrani, Cincinnati's No. 5 starter, has a lengthy layoff from the All-Star break, as he last pitched on Sunday. Infielder Neftali Soto will give the club an extra bench player until Cingrani's spot in the rotation comes up again, scheduled to be on Tuesday in a doubleheader in San Francisco.
7/18/2013 | Rehabbing Holliday takes batting practice
The Cardinals held a short afternoon workout at Busch Stadium on Thursday, during which left fielder Matt Holliday took batting practice for the first time since suffering a right hamstring injury on July 11.
7/18/2013 | Cardinals unlikely to make big deal before deadline
Without getting into specifics about the club's pursuits as the July 31 non-waiver Trade Deadline approaches, general manager John Mozeliak suggested on Thursday the Cardinals are unlikely to make any blockbuster-type deal between now and the end of the month.
7/18/2013 | Carpenter to make second rehab start
Chris Carpenter's rehab assignment will next take him to Memphis, where on Saturday, the 38-year-old will start for the Cardinals' Triple-A affiliate.
7/18/2013 | Interview interrupts Fernandez's All-Star inning
Jose Fernandez's historic performance in the All-Star Game was forced to share screen time, as broadcasters Joe Buck and Tim McCarver conducted a split-screen interview with Pirates closer Jason Grilli.
7/18/2013 | O's agree to terms with Cuban prospect Alvarez
Cuban outfield prospect Dariel Alvarez has agreed in principle to a deal with the Orioles worth $800,000, he told MLB.com on Thursday.
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