5/7/2012 | One on one with Nats' young slugger Harper
Outfielder Bryce Harper has been an integral part of the Nationals ever since he joined the club on April 28. MLB.com caught up with Harper before Sunday's game to talk about his experiences in the big leagues.
5/7/2012 | Aviles enjoys return trip to Kansas City
For Mike Aviles, a Red Sox road trip to Kansas City means a return to the city he called home for nearly four years.
5/7/2012 | Mets place Tejada on DL, call up Valdespin
Shortstop Ruben Tejada went on the DL with a strained right quad Monday, with the Mets recalling Jordany Valdespin.
5/7/2012 | Justice: Hamels accomplished nothing with HBP
What did Cole Hamels prove? What did he teach Bryce Harper? Other than looking silly, Hamels appears not to have accomplished a single thing. If he wanted to teach Harper a thing or two, he should have thrown him a couple of heaters on the black and finished him off with a knee-buckling curveball. Now that would have been old school.
5/7/2012 | Hawkins placed on DL; Downs still recovering
It took three pitches. In that span during Sunday's ninth inning, two Angels relievers went down. First it was lefty Scott Downs with a bruise in the back of his left knee, then LaTroy Hawkins with a fractured right pinkie. The Angels are hopeful Downs can avoid the disabled list, but Hawkins was placed on the DL Monday.
5/7/2012 | Sveum calls Hamels' comments 'interesting'
Cubs manager Dale Sveum didn't see Cole Hamels hit the Nationals' Bryce Harper with a pitch on Sunday, but he did hear about the Phillies pitcher's comments.
5/7/2012 | Beckett cleared for Thursday start against Tribe
At a time the Red Sox need all the good news they can get from a health standpoint, they got some on Monday. Right-hander Josh Beckett declared himself good to go for his start on Thursday night at Fenway against the Indians.
5/7/2012 | Davis' remarkable relief has Baltimore abuzz
A day after infielder Chris Davis' improbable performance as the Orioles' winning pitcher in a 9-6 win over the Red Sox that took 17 innings, the 25-year-old's first career outing on the mound -- which Davis joked was hopefully his last -- remained a hot topic in Baltimore on Monday afternoon.
5/7/2012 | Perez stresses bringing game plan to Hanley
Marlins third baseman Hanley Ramirez entered Monday's opener of a three-game series at Minute Maid Park in Houston with the highest career batting average of any active player against the Astros.
5/7/2012 | Braves' Hudson disagrees with Hamels' decision
Tim Hudson did not agree with Phillies left-hander Cole Hamels' decision to introduce himself to Nationals 19-year-old phenom Bryce Harper by hitting him with a pitch on Sunday night.
5/7/2012 | Catcher Snyder to work exclusively with Harrell
Astros manager Brad Mills hadn't committed to pairing one starting pitcher with a specific catcher, that but changed on Monday. Mills said Chris Snyder, who was in the lineup to catch Wandy Rodriguez on Monday, will catch the majority of Lucas Harrell's starts the rest of the way.
5/7/2012 | Hudson eyes end of month for return to D-backs
If everything goes well, the D-backs hope to have injured pitcher Daniel Hudson back in the rotation by the end of the month.
5/7/2012 | In meeting of AL's best, Rangers thump O's
Brandon Snyder went 3-for-5 and became the third rookie in Rangers history to drive in six runs, supporting the pitching of Matt Harrison and helping the Rangers open up their four-game series against the Orioles with a 14-3 rout at Camden Yards.
5/7/2012 | Kemp, Uribe back in Dodgers' starting lineup
While the Dodgers left Chicago uncertain about the health of a trio of players, the team received good news when it returned home Monday to open a three-game set against the Giants.
5/7/2012 | Baker says plunkings acceptable in his day
Reds manager Dusty Baker recalled a much different game when he played in the 1960s, '70s and '80s, when plunking hitters was more frequent, and accepted.
5/7/2012 | Dozier collects first big league hit in debut
Brian Dozier made his Major League debut for the Twins on Monday night, batting second and playing shortstop against the Angels.
5/7/2012 | Roenicke to go with hot hand in center, first
As injuries impact the Brewers all over the diamond, manager Ron Roenicke will decide who starts in center field and at first base based on performance.
5/7/2012 | Rawlings to honor Negro Leaguers
The Negro Leagues Baseball Museum announced Monday that it would be teaming with Rawlings to honor players who played in the Negro Leagues with commemorative Gold Gloves.
5/7/2012 | Berkman aims for return to lineup on Friday
Cardinals first baseman Lance Berkman said his injured left calf feels so good, he hopes to come off the DL and return to action on Friday.
5/7/2012 | Big Z three-hits Astros as Fish win seventh straight
Carlos Zambrano picked up his first win in a Marlins uniform Monday and helped extend Miami's win streak to seven games, all on the road, with a 4-0 victory over the Astros at Minute Maid Park.
5/7/2012 | Valdespin shocks Pap as Mets rally past Phils
Jordany Valdespin hit a pinch-hit, go-ahead home run off Jonathan Papelbon to give the Mets a 5-2 victory over the Phillies on Monday at Citizens Bank Park.
5/7/2012 | Dice-K not entirely pleased with rehab outing
Triple-A Pawtucket Red Sox manager Arnie Beyeler was more impressed with Daisuke Matsuzaka's performance on Monday than the right-hander was. Matsuzaka pitched 4 2/3 scoreless innings and allowed two hits in a 4-0 Pawtucket victory. But even though he struck out four, he walked three and threw 49 of 87 pitches for strikes.
5/7/2012 | Happier Huff activated from Giants' disabled list
On Monday, the Giants activated Aubrey Huff, who was diagnosed with an anxiety disorder, from the 15-day disabled list. Huff said that visits to a mental therapist helped him regain a sense of well-being that he had lacked.
5/7/2012 | Wedge is patient as young club improves
After a seven-game losing streak that brought frustrations to a season-high, the Mariners hope they've finally righted the ship. But Wedge knows two straight wins doesn't mean his young team is done with the ups and downs.
5/7/2012 | Dodgers' CFO Wilhelm steps down
Peter Wilhelm, chief financial officer of the Dodgers during much of Frank McCourt's tenure as owner, submitted his resignation Monday to the new ownership group of Guggenheim Baseball Management.
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