8/29/2014 | Giambi, Raburn contribute during rehab stints
Jason Giambi and Ryan Raburn, who are on the disabled list, continue to make progress during their rehab assignments. Giambi (left knee inflammation) and Raburn (sore right wrist) both contributed to Double-A Akron's 11-3 win over Trenton on Thursday.
8/29/2014 | Yankees DFA Hill to make room for Outman
Left-hander Rich Hill was designated for assignment by the Yankees on Friday to make room for fellow southpaw Josh Outman on the active roster. The Yankees acquired Outman from the Indians on Thursday in exchange for a player to be named or cash considerations.
8/29/2014 | Bryant will not join Cubs when rosters expand
Cubs GM Jed Hoyer repeated Friday that Kris Bryant, the club's No. 1 prospect, will finish his season at Triple-A Iowa and not be one of the players added when big league rosters expand on Monday.
8/29/2014 | Nationals stun Felix, Mariners with six homers
The man known as King Felix, Felix Hernandez, isn't so invincible after all. He allowed a career-high four home runs as the Nationals downed the Mariners, 8-3, at Safeco Field on Friday night.
8/29/2014 | Hosmer to begin rehab assignment at Omaha
Royals first baseman Eric Hosmer will begin his comeback in game situations on Saturday. Hosmer hasn't played since July 31 because of a stress fracture in his right hand, but that's to end when he reports to Triple-A Omaha.
8/29/2014 | Gardy thinks Mauer pressed for All-Star spot
Twins manager Ron Gardenhire offered up a new theory on Friday on why Joe Mauer uncharacteristically struggled in the first half of the season.
8/29/2014 | Robinson done for year after shoulder surgery
A season that included three demotions and a limited role when he was on the Major League roster has now been cut short for the Cardinals' Shane Robinson, who underwent season-ending surgery on his left shoulder on Thursday.
8/29/2014 | Pirates recall Lambo from Indianapolis
The Pirates recalled Andrew Lambo from Triple-A Indianapolis on Friday. Gerrit Cole, whose next scheduled start comes on Monday, after the active rosters expand to 40 players, was temporarily optioned to Bristol of the Rookie League to make room.
8/29/2014 | Herrera makes Major League debut for Mets
With Daniel Murphy on the disabled list for at least the next two weeks with a strained right calf, and possibly longer than that, the Mets saw this as an ideal opportunity to see their No. 8 prospect, Dilson Herrera, in action. Herrera hit seventh and played second base in his Major League debut against the Phillies on Friday. He went 0-for-3 with an error.
8/29/2014 | Cruz, O's have had casual extension talks
Nelson Cruz and the Orioles have had preliminary discussions about a potential extension, although the talks aren't considered serious in nature right now.
8/29/2014 | Rasmus back in lineup after brief illness
Colby Rasmus made his return to the Blue Jays' lineup on Friday night after missing two games because of flu-like symptoms.
8/29/2014 | Adduci placed on seven-day concussion list
The Rangers have placed outfielder Jim Adduci on the seven-day concussion disabled list and recalled infielder/outfielder Ryan Rua from Triple-A Round Rock. Rua, a right-handed hitter, went into the lineup on Friday night, batting fifth and playing first base against Astros left-hander Brett Oberholtzer.
8/29/2014 | Venters opts for third Tommy John procedure
Instead of avoiding what will be the greatest challenge he has faced in the baseball world, Jonny Venters has decided to attempt to keep his playing career alive by undergoing a third Tommy John elbow reconstruction surgery.
8/29/2014 | Gonzalez great, Davis grand for O's vs. Twins
Chris Davis broke the game open with a grand slam in the fourth inning to lead the Orioles to a 9-1 win over the Twins in the series opener Friday night.
8/29/2014 | Royals designate veteran Chen for assignment
Left-hander Bruce Chen's often inspiring and successful six seasons with the Kansas City Royals are behind him. Chen was designated for assignment on Friday, one day after giving up six runs in the 10th inning of an 11-5 loss to the Minnesota Twins.
8/29/2014 | Royals' division lead shrinks with loss to Tribe
Jason Vargas' throwing error keyed a pivotal three-run third inning as the Royals' lead in the AL Central dipped to a half-game with a 6-1 loss to the Indians on Friday night .
8/29/2014 | Tribe trims Central deficit by stymying Royals
Danny Salazar fired five scoreless frames before exiting after a 44-minute rain delay, while Carlos Santana aided a three-run third as the Indians rolled to a 6-1 win over the Royals on Friday night.
8/29/2014 | Snider confident a few days' rest will do the trick
Travis Snider, who left Wednesday's game after tweaking his hamstring on the basepaths, has had similar injuries and hopes that a few days of rest will set up a healthy return.
8/29/2014 | Votto dealt setback after taking grounders
Plans to get Joey Votto back on the field seemed optimistic earlier this week when he performed some baseball activities. But on Friday came the news that the distal strain in his left quadriceps did not respond well to taking ground balls.
8/29/2014 | Tanaka experiences soreness in throwing arm
The injury-riddled Yankees were dealt another blow Friday when Masahiro Tanaka suffered a setback in his rehab after experiencing general soreness in his throwing arm.
8/29/2014 | Yadi thrilled to make long-awaited return
The Cardinals activated Yadier Molina from the disabled list on Friday night, 40 games after a thumb injury that required surgery. He caught all nine innings, went 0-for-3 and received a heartwarming standing ovation from the Busch Stadium crowd.
8/29/2014 | Gomes back from DL; Gimenez on paternity leave
Yan Gomes returned from the seven-day concussion disabled list for the start of the Indians' crucial series with the Royals on Friday. Catcher Chris Gimenez was placed on paternity leave.
8/29/2014 | Cubs to begin homestand with JRW celebration
The Cubs will salute the Jackie Robinson West Little League team on Monday at Wrigley Field. The Chicago team, which won the U.S. Little League championship and finished second in the world championship to Seoul, South Korea, will meet some of the Cubs players during batting practice before their game against the Brewers.
8/29/2014 | Heyward, J. Upton lead attack in back-and-forth tilt
Jason Heyward took advantage of his leadoff role and Justin Upton launched a two-run shot in the Braves' 5-2 win over the Marlins on Friday night at Turner Field.
8/29/2014 | Yost's fan attendance comments understandable
Just like that, Royals manager Ned Yost saw his comments about attendance at Kauffman Stadium after a home victory Wednesday in Kansas City go everywhere. Television, radio, social media.
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