Cranky knee puts Pagan on disabled list

Major League Baseball - Wed, 2015-08-12 02:21
The Giants placed center fielder Angel Pagan on the 15-day disabled list Tuesday with right patella tendinitis (retroactive to Monday) and recalled outfielder Juan Perez from Triple-A Sacramento.
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Harvey goes eight as Mets blank Rockies

Major League Baseball - Wed, 2015-08-12 02:10
The Mets continued their nightly romp at Citi Field on Tuesday, parlaying Matt Harvey's eight shutout innings into a 4-0 win over the Rockies.
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'Staying healthy and strong' is key for Harper

Major League Baseball - Wed, 2015-08-12 02:05
Harper is one part of the team's anatomy that must be relatively healthy in order for the Nationals to take flight as anticipated with their star-studded cast.
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Phillies' Franco hit in arm, leaves game (Yahoo Sports)

Yahoo - Wed, 2015-08-12 02:00
PHOENIX (AP) -- Philadelphia Phillies third baseman Maikel Franco left Tuesday night's game in the top of the first inning after being hit with a pitch from Jeremy Hellickson of the Arizona Diamondbacks.
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Blue Jays soar over A's for 9th straight win

Major League Baseball - Wed, 2015-08-12 01:57
The Blue Jays put together a three-run second inning with help from a pair of A's miscues, and Jose Bautista chipped in with a solo shot in the fifth in support of right-hander Drew Hutchison, who held Oakland to two runs across seven-plus innings in a series-opening 4-2 victory, Toronto's ninth in a row.
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Kiermaier homers, Ramirez pitches Rays past Braves 2-0 (Yahoo Sports)

Yahoo - Wed, 2015-08-12 01:51

Erasmo Ramirez pitched efficiently into the eighth inning for his first win in a month, Kevin Kiermaier hit a two-run homer in the seventh and the Tampa Bay Rays beat the Atlanta Braves 2-0 Tuesday night. Kiermaier's fifth home run of the season - and first since June 3 - came off Williams Perez one out after Asdrubal Cabrera's infield single. Cabrera's seventh multihit game in his last eight gave him a .358 batting average since coming off the disabled list July 28.

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MLB Network to show special Astros-Giants telecast

Major League Baseball - Wed, 2015-08-12 01:39
MLB Network will produce a special afternoon game telecast incorporating a roundtable discussion focused on advanced metrics with the Astros at Giants presented by MLB Now on Wednesday at 3:30 ET.
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Urshela unleashes spectacular jump-throw

Major League Baseball - Wed, 2015-08-12 01:37
In the fourth inning of Tuesday's game against the Yankees, Indians third baseman Giovanny Urshela fielded a ground ball hit by Brett Gardner, stepped into foul territory and delivered a leaping throw to first for the first out of the frame.
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Harper scratched due to left knee soreness

Major League Baseball - Wed, 2015-08-12 01:35
Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper was scratched from Tuesday's lineup against the Dodgers because of left knee soreness.
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Giants CF Angel Pagan goes on DL with right knee injury (Yahoo Sports)

Yahoo - Wed, 2015-08-12 01:32

The San Francisco Giants placed center fielder Angel Pagan on the 15-day disabled list Tuesday with patella tendinitis in his right knee, something he believes has been aggravated dating back to last season given all of his diving catches and plays against the wall. Pagan received a platelet-rich plasma injection in the knee. San Francisco recalled outfielder Juan Perez from Triple-A Sacramento to fill the roster spot in time for the opener of a two-game interleague series against Houston.

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Rays slip past Braves on Kiermaier's homer

Major League Baseball - Wed, 2015-08-12 01:13
Kevin Kiermaier's two-run home run in the seventh inning backed seven scoreless innings from Erasmo Ramirez and lifted the Rays to a 2-0 victory over the Braves on Tuesday at Tropicana Field.
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Wright plays third for first time in rehab stint

Major League Baseball - Wed, 2015-08-12 01:00
David Wright took another tangible step forward in his rehab from spinal stenosis on Tuesday, playing the field in a game for the first time since April.
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Nationals' Bryce Harper sits against Dodgers with sore knee (Yahoo Sports)

Yahoo - Wed, 2015-08-12 00:53

Bryce Harper was held out of the Washington Nationals' lineup against the Los Angeles Dodgers as a precautionary measure Tuesday night. The outfielder banged his left knee while making a sliding catch in the third inning of the Nationals' 8-3 victory Monday night, but stayed in the game. ''Overnight he had some pretty significant swelling, so we're trying to get that out of there,'' Nationals manager Matt Williams said.

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Utley clears waivers, may soon be dealt

Major League Baseball - Wed, 2015-08-12 00:40
Chase Utley has cleared waivers. FOXSports.com reported the news Tuesday afternoon, which means the Phillies have until the Aug. 31 waiver Trade Deadline to trade the second baseman. It is a distinct possibility, based on the interest Utley has received from teams since he returned from the 15-day disabled list Friday.
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Bradley Jr. makes outstanding catch at the wall

Major League Baseball - Wed, 2015-08-12 00:33
Another day, another tremendous catch by Jackie Bradley Jr. One game after his breathtaking basket catch in Detroit, Bradley sprinted back to the wall in left to make a dazzling leaping grab to take extra bases away from Marlins shortstop Adeiny Hechavarria in the bottom of the fourth.
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Miggy hopes to return for series in Houston

Major League Baseball - Wed, 2015-08-12 00:21
Miguel Cabrera ran the bases as scheduled Tuesday at a regular pace. His forecast for a return to the lineup, by contrast, is picking up speed in a hurry. "I want to play," Cabrera said Tuesday. "If it was me, I'd play tonight. It's not my decision, though."
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Fernandez (biceps strain) to DL; no structural damage

Major League Baseball - Wed, 2015-08-12 00:03
The Marlins on Tuesday placed ace right-hander Jose Fernandez on the 15-day disabled list with a right biceps strain and recalled lefty Justin Nicolino from Triple-A New Orleans. The club made the announcement after Fernandez underwent an MRI exam that revealed no structural damage.
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Cubs activate Ross, option Szczur, LaStella to minors (Yahoo Sports)

Yahoo - Tue, 2015-08-11 23:46
CHICAGO (AP) -- The Chicago Cubs have activated catcher David Ross from the bereavement list and optioned outfielder Matt Szczur to Triple-A Iowa.
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Doug Melvin is leaving as general manager of Brewers (Yahoo Sports)

Yahoo - Tue, 2015-08-11 23:45

The rebuilding of the last-place Milwaukee Brewers will be overseen by a new general manager. Doug Melvin will be leaving his job after 13 years in Milwaukee. Owner Mark Attanasio has hired an executive search firm to help find a new general manager.

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Stroman throws off mound for first time since injury (Yahoo Sports)

Yahoo - Tue, 2015-08-11 23:41
Toronto Blue Jays pitcher Marcus Stroman threw off a mound Tuesday for the first time since tearing knee ligaments in spring training, the next step in a possible September return for the right-hander. Stroman went 11-6 with a 3.65 ERA in 26 games, including 20 starts, in his rookie season last year, but hasn't pitched this season after tearing his left ACL during a preseason fielding drill. After getting a clean bill of health Monday from sports surgeon Dr. James Andrews, Stroman threw off a mound Tuesday at the Blue Jays' spring training complex in Dunedin, Florida.
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