5/21/2013 | Montero hoping worst of slump is in past
Miguel Montero is on a roll. OK, that might be a stretch, but given how much the D-backs catcher has struggled at the plate this year, he was downright giddy to have two hits in Monday night's series opener against the Rockies.
5/21/2013 | Pierzynski activated from DL, back in lineup
A.J. Pierzynski was activated off the disabled list on Tuesday after missing two weeks with a strained oblique muscle in his right ribcage.
5/21/2013 | Rosario plays hero in Rockies' walk-off win
Wilin Rosario's 10th-inning single gave the Rockies a 5-4 victory over the D-backs at Coors Field on Tuesday night in front of 27,096 fans.
5/21/2013 | Left knee feeling better, Howard rejoins lineup
Ryan Howard has thought about the long-term prognosis for his balky left knee. He tried his hand at gallows humor to discuss those concerns Tuesday at Marlins Park. "I guess if I blow up, then I'd be worried about that then," he said. But Howard was back in Tuesday's lineup, which is a positive short-term development.
5/21/2013 | Utley scratched with discomfort in right side
Phillies second baseman Chase Utley had to be scratched from Tuesday's lineup because he felt discomfort on his right side during batting practice. A team official indicated it is in the ribcage area. The club said Utley is receiving treatment and will be reevaluated Wednesday.
5/21/2013 | Mets' leadoff spot in flux due to Tejada's struggles
Mets manager Terry Collins has experimented with his leadoff spot all season long. He's tried different types of hitters, but the constant tinkering hasn't led to a definitive long-term answer. But all of that would be solved if Ruben Tejada returned to being the type of hitter he was last season.
5/21/2013 | Phillies' bats awaken, back Cloyd's strong start
Supporting Tyler Cloyd's strong seven-inning performance, the Phillies tied a season high with 15 hits in a 7-3 victory over the Marlins on Tuesday night at Marlins Park. Ryan Howard led the attack in his return to the lineup, going 3-for-5 with three RBIs, while Delmon Young and Domonic Brown each drove in a pair.
5/21/2013 | Mike and Mike arrive, hoping Tribe avoids bad fortune
Mike Greenberg and Mike Golic -- co-hosts of the popular ESPN morning radio show "Mike and Mike" -- will be at Progressive Field during the Tribe's two-game series with Detroit.
5/21/2013 | Dotel's recovery will require rehab assignment
Octavio Dotel has resumed throwing on schedule as the Tigers try to work him back slowly from the elbow inflammation that has sidelined him for a month.
5/21/2013 | No power necessary as Royals come back, end slide
The Royals strung together 13 singles to drive a late comeback and end a four-game losing streak as they defeated the Astros, 7-3, on Tuesday night. Mike Moustakas broke out of an 0-for-18 slump with the game-tying RBI single.
5/21/2013 | Thielbar very popular after impressive debut
By the time Caleb Thielbar checked his phone after making his Major League debut against the Braves on Monday night, he already had 81 text messages.
5/21/2013 | Gardenhire's family OK after tornado
Twins manager Ron Gardenhire, an Okmulgee, Okla., native, said his family was unaffected by Monday's tornado that hit the Oklahoma City suburbs and took the lives of at least 24 people.
5/21/2013 | Gose's latest role after callup: teacher
Only a day after being called back up to the Major Leagues, Anthony Gose was found at The York School in Toronto, along with professional nutritionist Jennifer Sygo, to teach two classes of grade four students about nutrition and healthy living.
5/21/2013 | Cubs prioritize Vitters' development over Stewart
Luis Valbuena has been the Cubs' primary third baseman this season, but the club also has Ian Stewart and Josh Vitters in its farm system. According to manager Dale Sveum, developing prospect Vitters is the team's top priority.
5/21/2013 | Walden plays long toss, expects to return next week
Jordan Walden might not be quite ready to come off the disabled list when he becomes eligible for activation on Monday. But the right-handed reliever is confident his ailing right shoulder will be strong enough for him to rejoin Atlanta's injury-depleted bullpen at some point next week.
5/21/2013 | Hughes sent to Triple-A; Contreras activated
Jared Hughes had his locker cleared and his bags packed just two and a half days after he arrived in Pittsburgh. He barely got to settle in before he was right back out the door, as Jose Contreras was activated from the bereavement list.
5/21/2013 | Okla. native Mercer sends thoughts to tornado victims
Jordy Mercer didn't have any family or friends directly affected by a fatal tornado that ravaged part of Oklahoma City and its suburbs on Monday. But Mercer is sending plenty of prayers that way.
5/21/2013 | Redmond says Sanabia spitting on ball 'unintentional'
Marlins righty Alex Sanabia picked up a victory Monday as well as some unwanted publicity. Sanabia gave up one run in 6 1/3 innings. But it was that one run -- a home run to Domonic Brown in the second inning -- that drew some attention and raised a bit of controversy.
5/21/2013 | Burnett off DL; Angels send down Brasier
Prior to Tuesday's game, left-handed reliever Sean Burnett was activated from the 15-day disabled list, with the Angels optioning Ryan Brasier to Triple-A Salt Lake to make room on the 25-man roster.
5/21/2013 | Leake, Reds cruise past Mets after three-run first
Mike Leake never looked back after the Reds scored three first-inning runs, tossing seven scoreless frames in a 4-0 win over the Mets on Tuesday night at Citi Field
5/21/2013 | New father Swisher donates to help all Cleveland kids
Nick Swisher is the new father of a baby girl, and Cleveland placed him on the paternity leave list before Tuesday's game against Detroit. The Indians recalled infielder Cord Phelps from Triple-A Columbus to replace Swisher on the roster.
5/21/2013 | O's option Jurrjens as Gonzalez returns
The Orioles optioned right-hander Jair Jurrjens to Triple-A Norfolk on Tuesday, opting to keep Jake Arrieta to add some length to their bullpen on the night right-hander Miguel Gonzalez made his first start off the disabled list.
5/21/2013 | Dierker named special assistant to Astros president
The Astros are appointing a familiar face to a new role, as the team has made Larry Dierker a special assistant to the team president.
5/21/2013 | Cubs claim Sanchez off waivers from Cards
The Cubs claimed right-handed pitcher Eduardo Sanchez off waivers from the Cardinals and assigned him to Triple-A Iowa.
5/21/2013 | Yanks, Manchester City awarded MLS expansion team
Major League Soccer Commissioner Don Garber announced Tuesday that a global partnership between the Yankees and England-based Manchester City Football Club has acquired the MLS' 20th expansion club -- New York City Football Club -- to be based in New York and begin play in 2015.
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