6/7/2013 | Nats-Twins opener postponed due to rain
Friday's opener between the Nationals and Twins was postponed due to rain and rescheduled as part of a split doubleheader on Sunday.
6/7/2013 | Mets might promote Wheeler to start next week
Zack Wheeler's big-league promotion has seemed imminent for days now with the most recent sign of a looming callup, as ESPN reported that Wheeler's first start would occur next Friday.
6/7/2013 | Perez, wife charged for drug possession
Indians closer Chris Perez and his wife have been charged with misdemeanor counts of drug possession after an investigation opened in response to a shipment of drugs mailed to their rental home on Cleveland's west side.
6/7/2013 | Catching up with now-daily Interleague Play
AL teams have won 66 of the first 127 Interleague meetings this year, and with about half of the cross-league matchups in the books, now is as good a time as any to examine a few Interleague trends from the past few years and this one.
6/7/2013 | MLB Notebook: Scherzer roars out of the gate
Tigers stater Max Scherzer allowed one run and struck out nine in seven innings Thursday to improve to 8-0. He's the first Detroit pitcher to open with eight consecutive winning decisions since Jeremy Bonderman in 2007.
6/7/2013 | Today's MLB starting lineups: June 7
Every lineup, every day, as they are made public by the clubs.
6/7/2013 | Mo honored in Seattle as Edgar presents check
The Mariners honored all-time saves leader Mariano Rivera on the field before Thursday's 6-1 Yankees win at Safeco Field to commemorate the start of Rivera's final regular-season series in Seattle.
6/7/2013 | Mariners high on second pick's athleticism
Austin Wilson, a big right fielder out of Stanford who can run and hit with power, was selected by the Mariners with their second-round pick in Thursday's First-Year Player Draft.
6/7/2013 | Rockies add SoCal prep McMahon in Round 2
The Rockies picked up athletic ability in left-handed-hitting high school third baseman Ryan McMahon, and more pitching in college righty Alex Balog with their final two picks on Thursday -- the first day of the 2013 First-Year Player Draft.
6/7/2013 | Younger Peterson, Paroubeck fill out Friars' Day 1
The Padres missed out on D.J. Peterson in the first round, but selected his younger brother, Dustin, a shortstop from Gilbert High in Arizona with the No. 50 overall pick in the Draft, then took switch-hitting outfielder Jordan Paroubeck at No. 69 overall.
6/7/2013 | Cards pleasantly surprised to nab Mercado at 57
Scouting director Dan Kantrovitz included left-hander Marco Gonzales in a pool of players he thought had a reasonable chance to still be available at No. 19. The case was similar with lefty Robert Kaminsky at No. 28. The Cardinals ended up nabbing both. The biggest surprise came next.
6/7/2013 | With third pick, Yanks sway lefty's allegiance
Selected by the Yankees 33rd overall on Thursday in the 2013 First-Year Player Draft, left-hander Ian Clarkin said that he cheered wildly the night Luis Gonzalez's broken-bat flare found a patch of Arizona outfield grass, giving the D-backs the 2001 World Series title over Mariano Rivera and the Yankees. He's since changed his mind.
6/7/2013 | D-backs stick with athleticism to wrap Day 1
After taking Braden Shipley with their first-round pick, the D-backs selected right-hander Aaron Blair out of Marshall University with their Competitive Balance pick (36th overall), and then chose outfielder Justin Willliams out of Terrebonne High School in Houma, La. with their second-round pick (52nd overall).
6/7/2013 | Braves like bat of second-round pick Caratini
Like pitchers, teams can never have too many catchers, especially those who have shown intriguing offensive potential. That was the approach the Braves took on Thursday when they selected catcher Victor Caratini with their second round selection in this year's First-Year Player Draft.
6/7/2013 | MLB sees diversity grow in Draft's first night
Major League Baseball has followed up its most diverse draft in two decades with a fitting encore. Seven African-Americans were drafted in the first round in 2012, the most since 1992, and six more players of African-American descent were drafted in the first round Thursday.
6/7/2013 | Rays take advantage of Stanek's availability
When the Rays were making their second selection of the first round on Thursday, they found a name they didn't expect to still be available: Ryne Stanek. The hard-throwing righty from the University of Arkansas had been projected as a Top 10 pick, but the Rays grabbed him 29th.
6/7/2013 | Denney highlights remaining Day 2 options
The long road to the First-Year Player Draft ended for 73 players Thursday night, when they were selected on the first day of the 2013 Draft. The rest of this year's class will have to wait to learn its fate until the picks resume with the third round Friday at 1 p.m. ET.
6/7/2013 | Giants take third baseman in second round
The Giants drafted Ryder Jones, a left-handed-batting third baseman who also possesses pitching aptitude as a right-hander, with their second selection (64th overall) Thursday in the First-Year Player Draft.
6/7/2013 | Six-run frame plenty for Hughes in Seattle
Robinson Cano and Mark Teixeira hit back-to-back homers two pitches apart, part of seven consecutive hits by the Yankees in the third inning off ambushed Mariners starter Aaron Harang on Thursday night, helping the Yankees cruise to a 6-1 win to begin a 10-game West Coast swing.
6/7/2013 | Middlebrooks, Victorino go deep in rehab game
Recovering from a back injury, Will Middlebrooks homered for the second time in three games Thursday night for Triple-A Pawtucket. His homer was the only hit of the night in four at-bats, but he is 4-for-9 with two homers and six RBIs in his three rehab games.
6/7/2013 | Marlins finish Day 1 by drafting Suggs
Colby Suggs might have been the fourth player the Marlins selected on Thursday in the First-Year Player Draft, but the 21-year-old just might be the quickest of the group to reach the big leagues.
6/7/2013 | Reds tab versatile Fullerton player with second pick
With their second pick of the Draft, the Reds snared Michael Lorenzen from Cal-State Fullerton. He's a pitcher -- a closer -- and also was a big-time hitter for the Titans.
6/7/2013 | Williams brings raw potential to Marlins organization
Trevor Williams, a 21-year-old right-hander from Arizona State, has a high upside, yet his performance didn't always match his ability. But the Marlins saw enough raw potential in him to select him in the second round of Thursday's First-Year Player Draft.
6/7/2013 | Sox add college righty Stankiewicz in Round 2
After nabbing power lefty Trey Ball with their first pick in the 2013 First-Year Player Draft, the Red Sox opted to complement him with a power righty in their second and final pick on Thursday night, snagging right-hander Teddy Stankiewicz at No. 45 in the second round.
6/7/2013 | Marlins get high-caliber lefty in Krook
With four picks on the first day, the Marlins cashed in by selecting Matt Krook, a 6-foot-4 left-hander from St. Ignatius High School in San Francisco, with the 35th pick.
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