4/10/2013 | Headley takes BP, honing in on rehab assignment
Two days after tests on his injured left thumb showed it's healing, Padres third baseman Chase Headley was on the field before Wednesday's game taking batting practice.
4/10/2013 | Traffic delays umpires, start of Nats game
The start of the Nationals' 5-2 win against the White Sox on Wednesday was delayed by 15 minutes because the umpires were caught in traffic en route to Nationals Park.
4/10/2013 | Homers come early, often for Phillies in win vs. Mets
The Phillies took two of three from the Mets following Wednesday's 7-3 victory at Citizens Bank Park. They improved to 4-5 as they head to Miami to play the Marlins this weekend at Marlins Park.
4/10/2013 | Nats recover from slow start to back Zimmermann
The Nationals had just one hit in the first three innings Wednesday night, but they picked up nine hits and five runs in the next three. That spree -- fueled by Ian Desmond, Danny Espinosa and Bryce Harper -- gave Washington its second win in as many nights against the White Sox, 5-2.
4/10/2013 | Tigers need to work out kinks in bullpen
It's early, but Tigers manager Jim Leyland does not need a big slice of the season to tell him about his team. "I went into this season knowing that we've got a good team, knowing that we've got a couple of kinks we've got to work out." And among those kinks is the team's middle relief, which faltered on Wednesday.
4/10/2013 | Yankees rained out; Nova's turn skipped
The Yankees decided to keep their rotation on track after Wednesday's contest against the Indians was rained out, naming Phil Hughes as their scheduled starter for Thursday and skipping Ivan Nova.
4/10/2013 | Yankees-Indians washed out in Cleveland
The Indians' game against the Yankees on Wednesday night was postponed due to rain. Cleveland and New York, which are in the midst of a four-game series at Progressive Field, will announce a makeup date for the postponed contest in the near future.
4/10/2013 | Certain showmanship has Collins looking away
Chest-thumping is nothing new for the Mets, but manager Terry Collins has never appreciated players staring at home runs or beating their chests after big hits.
4/10/2013 | Strained right biceps lands Lackey on disabled list
After a couple of days of deliberation, the Red Sox decided that the best course of action was to place righty John Lackey on the disabled list, retroactive to Sunday.
4/10/2013 | Ortiz to play in Pawtucket on Thursday
Red Sox slugger David Ortiz will be back in New England on Thursday, when he starts a Minor League rehab assignment for Triple-A Pawtucket.
4/10/2013 | Francona maintains Youk hit-by-pitch unintentional
The Indians understand that it looked bad, and might have been viewed as intentional by many viewers, but Cleveland manager Terry Francona insists that he believes that Carlos Carrasco did not hit Yankees third baseman Kevin Youkilis with a pitch on purpose Tuesday night.
4/10/2013 | Drew activated off DL, Iglesias sent to Triple-A
The arrival of Stephen Drew, who made his debut for the Red Sox on Wednesday night against the Orioles, led to the demotion of prospect Jose Iglesias, who played terrific baseball during the early portion of the season.
4/10/2013 | B.J. Upton remains upbeat during slow start
B.J. Upton's first eight games with the Braves have not gone exactly how he envisioned, but the veteran outfielder has remained cool and collected with the realization that there is plenty of time for him to live up to his tremendous potential.
4/10/2013 | Beckham out for series, eyes Friday to swing bat
Gordon Beckham, who suffered nerve irritation in his left wrist while swinging at a pitch in the second inning of Tuesday's 8-7 loss, will not play in the remainder of the series against the Nationals and won't even pick up a bat until Friday.
4/10/2013 | Yost feels Holland is back on right track
Royals manager Ned Yost figured that closer Greg Holland's approach, in two rough outings at Philadelphia and early on Tuesday night, was wrong, and feels that Holland now has the right mindset.
4/10/2013 | Diamond set to rejoin rotation on Saturday
Lefty Scott Diamond put the finishing touches on his rehabilitation efforts with a side session on Wednesday in Fort Myers, Fla. There were no complications and he is ready for Saturday's start when the Twins face the Mets.
4/10/2013 | Butler, Francoeur home runs aid Royals' sweep
Billy Butler and Jeff Francoeur hit long home runs while starter Wade Davis went five scoreless innings with six strikeouts for the win, as the Royals completed a sweep of the Twins with Wednesday night's 3-0 victory at The K.
4/10/2013 | Phillies have capable arms biding their time
At some point the Phillies are going to need someone new in their rotation. They have multiple options in Triple-A Lehigh Valley, including Ethan Martin and Adam Morgan.
4/10/2013 | Pierre nears milestone with first steal of season
Juan Pierre moved a little closer to career stolen base No. 600 on Wednesday. The 35-year-old speedster, the active leader in steals, swiped his first base of the season on Tuesday night in the Marlins' 3-2 loss to the Braves. It was the 592nd of his career.
4/10/2013 | Rivera meets, greets Tribe staffers, 'drummer'
For each of his 19 seasons in the big leagues, Mariano Rivera has heard the rhythmic banging of John Adams' bass drum in the outfield seats, comprising the trusty soundtrack to accompany every game his Yankees have played within the Cleveland city limits. On Wednesday, Rivera finally had the chance to shake Adams' hand and thank him for his passion.
4/10/2013 | Dickerson celebrates birthday with promotion
Chris Dickerson was walking up to leadoff Tuesday night's game for Triple-A Norfolk when he saw Tides manager Ron Johnson flailing his arms and yelling his name.
4/10/2013 | Weary Brewers welcome postponement
This may have been the real world equivalent of Crash Davis running the sprinklers overnight when his Durham Bulls needed a rainout. The scuffling Brewers, with a crowded disabled list, a combustible bullpen and a 2-6 record, needed a break. Mother Nature gave them one on Wednesday.
4/10/2013 | Rivera's farewell tour is first class all the way
Respect is a word we often associate with Mariano Rivera. Even if you hate -- hate -- the Yankees with every fiber of your being, as many baseball fans no doubt do, you have to respect Rivera for his extraordinary success in the ninth inning and the exemplary way he has carried himself on and off the field lo these many years.
4/10/2013 | Bundy to start throwing program Thursday
The Orioles got good news Wednesday on a trio of pitchers on the mend at the team's spring facility, including top pitching prospect Dylan Bundy, who will start a throwing program on Thursday.
4/10/2013 | Strasburg impresses old friend Peavy
Stephen Strasburg has known White Sox right-hander Jake Peavy since Strasburg played for San Diego State University and Peavy played for the Padres, and Peavy said Wednesday that he is impressed with how Strasburg has handled his career thus far.
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