8/26/2013 | Nunez to serve in utility role with Jeter back
Derek Jeter's return from the disabled list has once again bumped infielder Eduardo Nunez to the bench, and the Yankees plan to use him in more of a utility role going forward.
8/26/2013 | A-Rod takes Dickey deep for 650th career homer
Alex Rodriguez hit the 650th home run of his career on Monday, connecting for a solo shot in the fifth inning off the Blue Jays' R.A. Dickey at Rogers Centre.
8/26/2013 | Home stretch: Red Sox ready for final push
Coming off a challenging schedule of playing 19 games in six cities and three time zones over the past three weeks, the American League East-leading Red Sox are right in the thick of the pennant race.
8/26/2013 | Wang designated as Blue Jays reinstate Loup
Chien-Ming Wang was designated for assignment by the Blue Jays on Monday following Saturday's poor start. Left-hander Aaron Loup was reinstated from the paternity list to replace Wang.
8/26/2013 | Vision issue lands Phils' Wells on disabled list
After growing fearful of getting injured in the field because he couldn't see properly, Casper Wells told Phillies interim manager Ryne Sandberg about his vision problem on Sunday. Until then, the outfielder tried to play through it but it eventually came to a point where he couldn't any longer.
8/26/2013 | Mo's apprenticeship set stage for future as master
Mariano Rivera has carved out his place in baseball history as a closer. But before he inherited that role in 1997, he was John Wetteland's understudy in the Yankees' bullpen. His one full season as a setup man served as a preview of his future ninth-inning dominance, as Rivera posted a 2.09 ERA and 130 strikeouts in 107 2/3 innings.
8/26/2013 | Today's MLB starting lineups: August 26
Every lineup, every day, as they are made public by the clubs.
8/26/2013 | MLB Notebook: Miggy duels with Cobb in record books
MLB Notebook: Roger Schlueter breaks down the day in statistics, from Miguel Cabrera's historic OPS+ to the Cubs' bizarre lack of extra-base hits.
8/26/2013 | In Trout and Puig, lightning has struck twice in SoCal
It seems implausible that a fresh-faced rookie with little or no experience can transform an entire team overnight from something ordinary into something extraordinary. But in consecutive seasons, that is precisely what we have seen with the Angels' Mike Trout and the Dodgers' Yasiel Puig.
8/26/2013 | Brown remains day to day with ailing Achilles
Phillies interim manager Ryne Sandberg said Domonic Brown is still day to day after he experienced soreness in his right Achilles on Saturday.
8/26/2013 | No issues for Halladay day after making return
One day after making his return from the disabled list, Roy Halladay reported no problems to Phillies interim manager Ryne Sandberg.
8/26/2013 | Parnell wary of undergoing neck surgery
Much like Matt Harvey, who is currently deciding whether to undergo Tommy John surgery on his right elbow, Mets closer Bobby Parnell remains in medical limbo.
8/26/2013 | Lee's eight innings lead Phillies past Mets
Cliff Lee outlasted Zack Wheeler and stymied New York's lineup to lead the Phillies to a 2-1 win over New York on Monday night at Citi Field. Cody Asche drove in both Philadelphia runs with a triple.
8/26/2013 | The Week Ahead: NL Central takes center stage
The NL Central race takes center stage this week, which ends with the arrival Waiver Trade Deadline. St. Louis begins the slate with three at home against the Reds, then finishes August and begins the rip-roaring final month of play with a three-game set at Pittsburgh.
8/26/2013 | Three up, three down: Cards hit it big with Kelly
St. Louis moved Joe Kelly out of the bullpen and into the rotation July 5, and once again the Cardinals hit the lottery with what was an easily overlooked move at the time. Kelly is 5-0 with a 2.33 ERA in eight starts since replacing struggling rookie Tyler Lyons, and the Cardinals have won seven of the eight.
8/26/2013 | Back to school? For some Nats, that day awaits
Chad Tracy is 32 credit hours shy of a degree in exercise science at East Carolina University. Stephen Strasburg has three classes left before he can graduate from San Diego State. And Craig Stammen, a business management major at the University of Dayton, is actively working to finish his degree.
8/26/2013 | Visit from Garvey renders Jeong speechless
Ken Jeong starred in arguably the bro-manc-iest of all bromance movies as the antihero in the "Hangover" trilogy, so it's probably only fitting that he was part of some serious man love during his recent foray into the wacky world of "Express Written Consent."
8/25/2013 | Clemens to face White Sox in first Major League start
The Astros have selected Paul Clemens to start Tuesday's game against the White Sox at U.S. Cellular Field. This will be the first Major League start for Clemens, who appeared in 30 games in relief with the Astros earlier this season and posted a 6.36 ERA. He made six starts at Oklahoma City and went 3-2 with a 4.50 ERA.
8/25/2013 | Peavy's three-hitter puts Red Sox alone in first
Not only did the Red Sox look like they belonged on the same playing field as the scorching-hot Dodgers, but they actually came out on top after pulling out an impressive 8-1 victory in Sunday night's rubber match of a three-game series. Backed by a complete-game three-hitter from the recently acquired Jake Peavy, the Red Sox controlled this one from the outset.
8/25/2013 | Thornton returns, gives Sox four lefties in 'pen
The Red Sox added Matt Thornton back to their bullpen for Sunday night's finale of this three-game series against the Dodgers, activating the lefty from the disabled list. Thornton had been out since Aug. 5 with a right oblique strain.
8/25/2013 | Dempster making the most of his suspension
Red Sox right-hander Ryan Dempster served the final game of his five-game suspension on Sunday, and he is looking forward to taking the ball against the White Sox on Friday night at Fenway Park.
8/25/2013 | Buchholz feels good after short rehab start
The final numbers won't do it much justice, but right-hander Clay Buchholz emerged from his first rehab start with Class A Lowell on Sunday feeling mostly positive about his brief performance. Buchholz lasted just two-thirds of an inning against Hudson Valley, allowing three runs (one earned) on one hit and three walks.
8/25/2013 | NYBC to host inaugural All-Star Game on Monday
The National Youth Baseball Championships will host its first All-Star Game on Monday, pitting a team of 12-and-under tourney stars against select players from all over the country.
8/25/2013 | Dodgers hoping Kemp can play in Minors games
Dodgers manager Don Mattingly wants to see Matt Kemp in the outfield, but he doesn't want to rush the center fielder back from a sprained left ankle before Kemp is ready.
8/25/2013 | Kruk treated for dehydration before finale in LA
ESPN announcer John Kruk was taken out of the press box at Dodger Stadium in a wheelchair before Sunday's game between the Dodgers and Red Sox, the result of dehydration.
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