5/25/2013 | Nathan on pace for free-agent option
Joe Nathan, who converted his 16th save in 16 opportunities on Saturday, may trigger a contract option that would allow him to become a free agent at the end of the season, but the closer hopes to return to the Rangers regardless.
5/25/2013 | Murphy enjoying hot streak
David Murphy was back in the No. 2 spot for the Rangers on Saturday night with right-hander Felix Hernandez on the mound for the Mariners. Manager Ron Washington said moving Murphy behind leadoff man Elvis Andrus has helped him get untracked at the plate. Murphy said he is still not quite there yet.
5/25/2013 | Lewis goes four innings for Round Rock
Rangers right-hander Colby Lewis made his third start on medical-rehabilitation assignment for Triple-A Round Rock on Saturday and allowed three runs over four innings against Memphis. He allowed six hits, walked two and struck out two.
5/25/2013 | Wolf moves into Rangers' bullpen
Ross Wolf, who started Wednesday and earned his first big league win, became a long reliever with the announcement that Martin Perez will start the Rangers' first game of Monday's doubleheader against the Arizona Diamondbacks.
5/25/2013 | Matheny again raises concerns on collisions
Cardinals manager Mike Matheny once again raised the conversation surrounding home plate collisions and used it to reiterate his belief that they should not have a place in baseball.
5/25/2013 | Laird helping to bring Teheran along nicely
As he has guided Julio Teheran through the first two months of this season, Braves backup catcher Gerald Laird has gone with an approach similar to the one he utilized while sitting behind the plate for most of the starts a 20-year-old Rick Porcello made for the Tigers in 2009.
5/25/2013 | Fredi encouraged by Beachy's rehab start at Triple-A
Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez was encouraged by the reports he received after Brandon Beachy officially began his Minor League rehab assignment for Triple-A Gwinnett during Friday night's 3-2 win over Toledo.
5/25/2013 | Despite early success, Miller still adjusting
Shelby Miller has not been pleased with his lack of efficiency in his last two starts. After needing 92 pitches to finish 5 2/3 innings on May 15, Miller threw 107 in a 5 2/3-inning start on Monday. Miller has identified a few tweaks that he believes will help him keep his pitch count lower.
5/25/2013 | Twins hope for different kind of streak in finale
Minnesota and Detroit will conclude their four-game series Sunday afternoon, with righty Mike Pelfrey throwing for the Twins against Tigers right-hander Max Scherzer.
5/25/2013 | Minor's arm, bat lead Braves to eighth straight win
Mike Minor provided the element of surprise when he crushed the first home run of his career during a five-run fifth inning that provided him more than enough support and enabled the Braves to extend their winning ways with Saturday night's 6-0 victory over the Mets at Citi Field.
5/25/2013 | Colon looks to lead A's to sweep over Astros
Bartolo Colon will try to help the A's close out a sweep of Dallas Keuchel and the Houston Astros on Sunday afternoon at Minute Maid Park.
5/25/2013 | Cards back in search for arms after Gast injured
After having to ask his bullpen to cover seven innings in the team's 5-3 loss to the Dodgers on Saturday, Cardinals manager Mike Matheny indicated that plans were in motion to have another pitcher in uniform for Sunday's series finale at Dodger Stadium.
5/25/2013 | Giants walk off on inside-the-park homer
Angel Pagan delivered a walk-off, inside-the-park homer in Saturday's 10th inning to erase a one-run deficit and lift the Giants to a 6-5 victory over the Colorado Rockies.
5/25/2013 | Cobbled-together Yankees send CC vs. Cobb
Roster shuffling is becoming the norm for New York, which on Saturday placed Curtis Granderson on the 15-day disabled list, recalled his presumed replacement -- Brennan Boesch -- from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, and claimed reliever David Huff off waivers from the Indians. The new-look lineup will have a shot at redemption Sunday against Alex Cobb.
5/25/2013 | McGwire has new perspective on Cards' hitters
Mark McGwire had an unfamiliar seat as he watched his former pupils knock around Dodgers pitching on Friday night. He came to an unexpected conclusion, too. As good as he believed the Cardinals' offense was during his three-year tenure as hitting coach in St. Louis, the lineup looks even tougher from an opposing point of view.
5/25/2013 | Rickey steals show as Hall entertainment
Rickey Henderson had to make do with the bad weather in Cooperstown, N.Y., on Saturday, and what Henderson and three other Hall of Famers provided was more rewarding and entertaining than a come-as-you-were party disguised as seven innings.
5/25/2013 | Ross happy to be back, but hates new gear
That black head cap David Ross was wearing in Saturday's 7-4 win over the Indians wasn't transferring alien signals, although he isn't surprised if it looks that way.
5/25/2013 | Middlebrooks optimistic about return
Despite the frustration that comes with watching from the bench, Will Middlebrooks is staying optimistic about the timetable of his return from a lower back injury.
5/25/2013 | Cardinals to slow pace of Carpenter's recovery
The Cardinals have decided to slow down Chris Carpenter's throwing program after the right-hander's arm did not respond as well as hoped after throwing about 80 pitches during a bullpen session on Thursday.
5/25/2013 | Westbrook to get second opinion on elbow
Three days after Jake Westbrook had to end a bullpen session prematurely due to right elbow discomfort, the Cardinals announced that the right-hander will receive a second opinion on his ailing elbow next week.
5/25/2013 | Bochy gets tossed after disputed call at third
An umpire's call that doused a Giants rally in the eighth inning resulted in manager Bruce Bochy's second ejection of the year in Saturday's game against the Colorado Rockies.
5/25/2013 | Slowey on target for Tuesday start
Marlins right-hander Kevin Slowey threw a bullpen session before Saturday's game in Chicago and said he felt no pain in the lat muscle that tightened up on him during his start on Wednesday.
5/25/2013 | Solano close to beginning rehab assignment
Marlins second basman Donovan Solano is expected to resume baseball activities on Monday at extended spring camp in advance of beginning a Minor League rehab assignment.
5/25/2013 | Dietrich impressive in first big league exposure
Second baseman Derek Dietrich has done nothing but impress Marlins manager Mike Redmond since he was called up. "He's done a really nice job," Redmond said. "He's proved he can play second base, and play it well."
5/25/2013 | Nebraska forces second Big Ten title game
Facing elimination for the third time in two days, Nebraska forced Indiana into a deciding second title game after Tanner Lubach's 11th-inning walk-off home run ended a dramatic 7-6 victory on Saturday night at Target Field.
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