7/27/2012 | Tribe's Hernandez goes five innings in return to mound
Roberto Hernandez, formerly known as Fausto Carmona, returned to a mound on Thursday, making a Minor League start for Class A Lake County at Classic Park.
7/27/2012 | Tired arm forces Brewers' Thornburg to exit
Brewers reliever Tyler Thornburg's abrupt exit in the eighth inning on Thursday was the result of nothing more than a tired arm, the rookie right-hander said after Milwaukee's 8-2 loss to the Nationals.
7/27/2012 | Detwiler aims to continue strong stretch vs. Brewers
Against a team he has faced only once, Ross Detwiler will be looking to continue the best stretch of his young career vs. Mike Fiers and the Brewers on Friday night in Milwaukee.
7/27/2012 | Mets look to turn corner in Arizona behind Niese
Fresh off Matt Harvey's energizing big league debut, the Mets will try to record a second straight win for the first time this month as Jon Niese takes the hill against the D-backs on Friday.
7/27/2012 | Guthrie faces Mariners in second start for Royals
After a debut he called "disappointing," Jeremy Guthrie is looking forward to a strong second outing with the Royals. The Mariners will counter with Blake Beavan, who picked up his fourth win of the season when he faced the Royals at Kauffman Stadium last week.
7/27/2012 | After rough trip, Twins look to rebound at home
Just when things seemed to be looking up for the Twins after a road series victory in Kansas City, they return to Minneapolis in a state of disarray for a three-game series with Cleveland.
7/27/2012 | Cain hopes to lead Giants past Dodgers in opener
When the Giants' Matt Cain goes against the Dodgers on Friday in the first game of a three-game series at AT&T Park, he'll be facing a team with a brand new focal point. Hanley Ramirez has played well in his first two games with Los Angeles, but the Dodgers are still looking for their first win with him.
7/27/2012 | Surging Tigers head to Toronto for three-game set
The Blue Jays will look to reliever-turned-starter Carlos Villanueva to continue his strong pitching against Rick Porcello and the surging Tigers when Detroit heads north of the border to open a three-game series on Friday.
7/27/2012 | Castrovince: Much more may occur before Deadline
Add it all up and, sure, you could say this has qualified as a busy swapping season. And the amazing thing is we still have five days to go before Tuesday's non-waiver Trade Deadline. We are entering, then, what could be a wild weekend, as teams continue to jockey for position in the division and Wild Card races.
7/27/2012 | New compensation rules affect trade market
Under the new CBA, teams that trade for players in the final year of their contracts no longer receive Draft-pick compensation if they don't re-sign the so-called "rental player." And that makes them more reluctant to part with the top prospects that clubs dealing a veteran star usually demand.
7/27/2012 | White Sox may need to be creative to land Greinke
With five days to go until the Trade Deadline, Zack Greinke is the target, and the White Sox are firmly in the running against better talent-stacked competitors.
7/27/2012 | Tribe has many needs but no priority as Deadline nears
Though Cleveland needs help in multiple areas, general manager Chris Antonetti is unwilling to label any one of them as a priority.
7/27/2012 | Pirates still seek outfielder, could deal young pitchers
The Pirates have added left-handed starter Wandy Rodriguez, despite already having a strong pitching staff. The Pirates are likely to try to use one of their talented, young pitchers to acquire a three-tool outfielder.
7/27/2012 | Pleskoff: Harvey has tools to become force for Mets
Mets fans can rejoice in the joy of having a pitcher who will help anchor the staff for years to come in rookie right-hander Matt Harvey. He will bring a power arm, good command and a vast repertoire when he takes the mound.
7/27/2012 | RBI World Series to celebrate 20th anniversary
The Twin Cities will soon become the epicenter for one of youth baseball's greatest events for nearly two weeks, s the RBI World Series returns to Minnesota to celebrate the event's 20th anniversary.
7/27/2012 | Meggie: Adventures to be had in the Fan Cave
Cave Dwellers Ashley Chavez, Kyle Thompson, Ricardo Marquez and Gordon Mack are attempting to watch all 2,430 Major League baseball games. All the while, they're chronicling their adventures through social media -- videos, blogs and Twitter
7/27/2012 | Cubs playing waiting game with Dempster
Ryan Dempster threw on the side Friday, hit with the Cubs pitchers, and then joined his teammates in the outfield during batting practice.
7/27/2012 | Astros claim Fick off waivers from Cardinals
The Astros have claimed right-hander Chuckie Fick off waivers from the Cardinals, and he will report to the club on Friday night.
7/27/2012 | Cards' Garcia throwing live BP, nearing rehab stint
Left-hander Jaime Garcia is scheduled to continue his throwing program on Friday with a second session of live batting practice this week.
7/27/2012 | Garza not in line to start until after Deadline
Any teams interested in Cubs pitcher Matt Garza will not be able to see him pitch before Tuesday's Trade Deadline, unless they watch his side sessions.
7/27/2012 | Moore: Teams prone to fire sales as trading mindset evolves
General managers in this era of baseball have developed a quick trigger for trading stars, which is something that could have drastically affected the celebrated underdog teams of the past.
7/27/2012 | Elbert to DL, but Dodgers relieved by diagnosis
The Dodgers heard good news on Scott Elbert's left elbow, as a contrast MRI revealed no serious damage, manager Don Mattingly said Friday. Elbert was placed on the 15-day disabled list, allowing the Dodgers to recall Stephen Fife to start Friday night's game against the Giants.
7/27/2012 | Switch-hitting a challenge to truly master
Switch-hitting can be an invaluable weapon in a player's arsenal, but also an unwieldy one. Few have harnessed it as successfully as Braves third baseman Chipper Jones or Cardinals first baseman Lance Berkman.
7/27/2012 | Red Sox stopper Morales spends day in Fan Cave
On Friday, before heading up to Yankee Stadium for the start of a big series, Franklin Morales visited the MLB Fan Cave.
7/27/2012 | Cards set club homer mark in Wrigley slugfest
The Cardinals hit home runs in each of the first five innings to establish a club record en route to a 9-6 win over the Cubs on Friday at Wrigley Field.
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