6/6/2013 | Rangers draft pair of righties, middle infielder
The Rangers took steps toward reinforcing their Minor League pitching depth by taking righty Alex Gonzalez out of Oral Roberts University with the 23rd overall pick of the 2013 First-Year Draft and righty Akeem Bostick from West Florence (S.C.) High School with their second-round pick. Texas also drafted prep infielder Travis Demeritte 30th overall.
6/6/2013 | Injuries slowing progress for Lilly, Crawford
Dodgers left-hander Ted Lilly is questionable to make his scheduled start on Sunday, and outfielder Carl Crawford is expected to miss more than two weeks with a strained left hamstring.
6/6/2013 | Gorzelanny to make spot start Saturday
Left-handed reliever Tom Gorzelanny will get a spot start for the Brewers against the Phillies on Saturday in place of Marco Estrada, who was moved to the 15-day disabled list with a strained left hamstring on Wednesday.
6/6/2013 | Rockies take OU ace Gray with Draft's third pick
The Rockies snapped up University of Oklahoma right-hander Jonathan Gray, whose fastball has reached 100 mph in recent starts, with the third-overall pick in the 2013 MLB First-Year Player Draft on Thursday night.
6/6/2013 | Smith, Crawford products of MLB's youth initiatives
Dominic Smith and J.P. Crawford are products of Major League Baseball's Urban Youth Academy and Reviving Baseball in Inner Cities (RBI) initiatives, and now the close friends are on the path to becoming National League rivals.
6/6/2013 | Marlins select Moran with No. 6 pick
The Marlins took a major step in addressing their need for an impact bat by selecting highly touted Colin Moran with the No. 6 overall pick in Thursday's First-Year Player Draft.
6/6/2013 | Draft Day 1: Pick-by-pick selections
View pick-by-selections of first two rounds and two Competitive Balance rounds of the 2013 First-Year Player Draft.
6/6/2013 | Rain brings postponement, starter shuffle for Nats
Thursday's series finale between the Nationals and Mets at Nationals Park was postponed because of rain. The teams will make up the game as part of a split doubleheader on July 26.
6/6/2013 | Dodgers thrilled to land college righty Anderson
Two months after appearing to have more pitching than they knew what to do with, the Dodgers addressed their sudden need for it Thursday by drafting a pair of college starters, starting with right-hander Chris Anderson from Jacksonville University.
6/6/2013 | Bombing victim Daniel delivers game ball to mound
Mery Daniel, who lost her left leg during the Boston Marathon bombings, delivered the game ball to the Fenway Park mound Thursday for the Red Sox's game against the Rangers.
6/6/2013 | Indians draft confident outfielder Frazier
With the fifth overall pick in the First-Year Player Draft, Cleveland chose Clint Frazier, a high school outfielder from Loganville, Ga. Lauded for his bat speed and raw power, Frazier was named the Gatorade National Baseball Player of the Year this week.
6/6/2013 | Astros' Appel pick leads way in pitching-heavy Draft
Houston made sure the drama of the First-Year Player Draft remained at a maximum Thursday, when it managed to shield the identity of the top pick until the last possible moment.
6/6/2013 | Phillies take high schooler Crawford with 16th pick
The Phillies hope they found their shortstop of the future Thursday as they selected J.P. Crawford with the 16th overall pick in the First-Year Player Draft.
6/6/2013 | Pirates get into position to snare prep stars
The Pirates steered clear of what they did in past Drafts -- selecting power right-handers -- to tab Georgia high school center fielder Austin Meadows with the ninth overall pick of Thursday's First-Year Player Draft, following up with Washington prep catcher Reese McGuire.
6/6/2013 | Mets stick with M.O., draft high school bat Smith
With the 11th overall pick of the 2013 Draft, the Mets selected first baseman Dominic Smith out of Serra High School in Los Angeles.
6/6/2013 | Cubs power up, pick slugging 3B Bryant No. 2 overall
The Cubs hope they found an impact player in San Diego third baseman Kris Bryant, selected No. 2 overall pick in Thursday's first round of the First- Year Player Draft.
6/6/2013 | Passing on pitcher, Royals select SS Dozier at No. 8
Surprise: The Royals took shortstop Hunter Dozier as their first-round selection in the First-Year Player Draft on Thursday night. He was the eighth pick overall. Most analysts forecast the Royals would take a pitcher in the first round.
6/6/2013 | Twins select high school righty Stewart with No. 4 pick
After taking outfielder Byron Buxton as the No. 2 pick in last year's Draft, the Twins selected right-handed pitcher Kohl Stewart from St. Pius X High School in Houston as the No. 4 overall pick on Thursday night.
6/6/2013 | O's go with bloodlines in taking Harvey at No. 22
With the first of three selections on Day 1 of the 2013 First-Year Player Draft, the Orioles selected right-handed high school pitcher Hunter Harvey, the son of former Angels closer Bryan Harvey, with the 22nd overall pick on Thursday.
6/6/2013 | Astros take Houston native Appel with top pick
The Astros had two years to do a vast amount of homework on Stanford pitcher Mark Appel, whom the club considered taking with the top overall pick last year. After passing up Appel and taking Puerto Rican shortstop Carlos Correa with the No. 1 overall pick in 2012, the Astros didn't want to let him go this time.
6/6/2013 | Prep pitcher Ball excited to go to Sox at No. 7
The Red Sox, picking seventh in the First-Year Player Draft for the first time in 20 years, took perhaps the best two-way player available in Trey Ball. Though Boston drafted him as a left-handed pitcher, Ball, a product of New Castle (Ind.) Chrysler High School, is also highly-regarded as a left-handed hitter and outfielder.
6/6/2013 | Puig punctuates Greinke's gem with first slam
Zack Greinke returned to form and Yasiel Puig hit his first Major League grand slam on Thursday night as the Dodgers beat the Braves, 5-0, in Los Angeles.
6/6/2013 | Detwiler slated for Potomac rehab start
Nationals starting pitcher Ross Detwiler will start for Class A Potomac on Saturday as he continues to rehab a strained oblique.
6/6/2013 | Phillies select backstop Knapp in second round
The Phillies selected catcher Andrew Knapp in the second round (53rd overall pick) of the 2013 First-Year Player Draft. A catcher from the University of California, Berkeley, Knapp adds more depth to the organization's crop of young catchers.
6/6/2013 | Tigers select Florida righty Crawford with 20th pick
The Tigers' return to the first round of the First-Year Player Draft took them back to a familiar theme: They went for power pitching, selecting University of Florida right-hander Jonathon Crawford with the 20th overall selection on Thursday night.
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