9:10 PM EDT, Wed April 16, 2014
Over the Monster 4 hours ago

Red Sox vs. White Sox: Dustin Pedroia returns, leads off

Dustin Pedroia is back in action Wednesday night, leading off for the Red Sox against John Danks. Dustin Pedroia's short absence is coming toan end, as John Farrell has his second baseman back in the lineup and leading off Wednesday night against the Chicago White Sox. Boston Red Sox (5-9) Dustin Pedroia, 2B Xander Bogaerts, SS David Ortiz, DH Jonny Gomes, RF Grady Sizemore, LF A.J. Pierzynski, C Daniel Nava, 1B Ryan Roberts, 3B Jackie Bradley Jr., CF Starting Pitcher -- Clay Buchholz Chicago White Sox (8-6) TBA Starting Pitcher -- John Danks Mike Napoli is, as expected, absent from the...
Full Count | WEEI 6 hours ago

John Farrell on Dale and Holley: No fracture/ligament issues for Mike Napoli; Dustin Pedroia to lead off

Appearing on the Dale and Holley Show, Red Sox manager John Farrell said that Mike Napoli, who injured his left ring finger while sliding head-first into second base Tuesday night, is still day-to-day. Farrell noted Napoli’s finger has no fracture or ligament issues and will be day-to-day while he waits for the swelling to go [...]
Boston Red Sox Blog | ESPN Boston 4 hours ago

Sox lineup: Pedroia in, Napoli out

As the Red Sox and White Sox play Game 2 of their series in Chicago, Dustin Pedroia (sore wrist) is back in the lineup, getting his first start since Saturday. Meanwhile, Mike Napoli will sit out with a dislocated finger, and Daniel Nava will take his place at first base. Here's the Sox lineup: 1....
The Republican 1 hour ago

Dustin Pedroia back in Boston Red Sox lineup: 'Once the game starts, I’m normal'

Pedroia, who played the entire 2013 season with a torn ligament in his thumb, is no stranger to suffering through pain.
New York Post 53 mins ago
Yanks score one on rare catcher interference call

Yanks score one on rare catcher interference call

Joe Girardi played the percentages. In a bizarre play in the fifth inning of the Yankees’ 3-0 win over the Cubs in Wednesday’s matinee, Jacoby Ellsbury appeared to hit a...
The LoHud Yankees Blog | Journal News 1 hour ago

Game 15: Cubs at Yankees

YANKEES (8-6) Brett Gardner CF Derek Jeter SS Carlos Beltran DH Alfonso Soriano LF Yangervis Solarte 2B Ichiro Suzuki RF Scott Sizemore 3B Kelly Johnson 1B John Ryan Murphy C RHP Michael Pineda (1-1, 1.50) Pineda vs. Cubs CUBS (4-9) Emilio Bonifacio CF Ryan Sweeney...
River Ave. Blues 2 hours ago

Game 15: Two of Two

The Yankees shut out the Cubs in the first game of today’s doubleheader earlier this afternoon, and now they will try to finish off the quick two-game sweep before hitting the road for a seven-game, eight-day road trip through Tampa and Boston. The Yankees have played seven doubleheaders at the new...

Soriano happy to be playing for the present

NEW YORK -- Although it took some maneuvering at the time, former Chicago Cubs slugger Alfonso Soriano agreed to a trade to the New York Yankees in part because the Cubs were rebuilding. He saw the writing on the wall and decided, at 38 years old that a move was the right thing to do. "At my age I want to win," he said before playing the Cubs in a doubleheader on Wednesday. "I don't want to be part of the future, I want to be part of the present.
Chicago Cubs Blog | ESPN Chicago 10 hours ago

Podcast: Alfonso Soriano on facing Cubs

Former Chicago Cubs slugger Alfonso Soriano talks about facing his old team and what it would be like if the Cubs ever won the World Series. Click here for more audio from ESPN Chicago.
Tacoma News-Tribune 2 hours ago
Mariners' Beavan lands on DL

Mariners' Beavan lands on DL

The Seattle Mariners placed pitcher Blake Beavan on the 15-day disabled list Wednesday, less than 24 hours after he was forced to exit a start against the Texas Rangers.
Lookout Landing 4 hours ago

Mariners call up outfielder James Jones as Blake Beavan hits the disabled list

With the Mariners calling up Nick Franklin, there'd been some speculation over whose roster spot he'd be taking—Logan Morrison's or Blake Beavan's. Both seemed liable to hit the disabled list, and hey, now they both are, with James Jones getting the call up to the big league club as Beavan also heads...
Houston Chronicle 53 mins ago

Scott Feldman set to start on Thursday

Veteran righthander Scott Feldman, who threw seven scoreless innings Friday while mourning the death of his father, came off the bereavement list Wednesday night and is ready to start Thursday. Feldman’s father Marshall succumbed to cancer on April 10 in Northern California. Feldman shuttled to Arlington for his start Friday and then headed back home […]
KFFL 10 hours ago

Astros | Scott Feldman activated

The Houston Astros activated SP Scott Feldman from the bereavement list Wednesday, April 16.

Yankees lineup: No Jeter for Game 1 of doubleheader

Guess who’s back? Vin Mercogliano back in the Bronx for what will be my third and fourth games in a row. The Yankees will play two with the Chicago Cubs today, but it appears that Derek Jeter will play no more than one. The Captain is not in the lineup for Game 1, and when […]The post Yankees lineup: No Jeter for Game 1 of doubleheader appeared first on The LoHud Yankees Blog.
Rotoworld 10 hours ago

Derek Jeter will play second game of DH - Derek Jeter (SS) New York Yankees

Derek Jeter (quad) said that he'll be in the lineup for the second game of Wednesday's doubleheader against the Cubs.

Credit for Pineda's comeback goes to ...

Michael Pineda is starting for the Yankees in Wednesday's nightcap. Who should be given full credit for his comeback? ESPN New York, of course. From Jorge Arangure Jr.'s story in the New York Times. But Pineda said he soon found salvation in an ESPN article a coach brought to his attention. In the article, the former standout pitcher Curt Schilling, who had undergone shoulder surgery in 1995, was quoted as saying that he believed Pineda would recover and be a star again.

Tonight’s “Pitching Duel of the Century:” Yu Darvish for the Texas Rangers vs. Seattle’s Felix Hernandez

ARLINGTON – And now for this week’s “Pitching Duel of the Century”: Yu Darvish vs. “King” Felix Hernandez. So, how exactly does Darvish feel about squaring off against the Cy Young winner Wednesday at 7:05 p.m. CT (TV: FSSW Plus; …
Plain Dealer 13 hours ago

Indians activate Michael Bourn from DL, option Nyjer Morgan to Triple-A

"I'm ecstatic to be back and ready to join the team and try to help every way I can," Bourn said.
Detroit News 2 hours ago

Tigers mourn death of scout Rolando Casanova, who helped sign Nick Castellanos

Casanova, a scout with the organization for the last 11 years who was instrumental in the Tigers drafting and signing Nick Castellanos, died after a battle with cancer.
Grand Rapids Press 13 hours ago
Max Scherzer will not be only quality starting pitcher available as free agent in offseason

Max Scherzer will not be only quality starting pitcher available as free agent in offseason

Will the Tigers re-sign Scherzer? Based on the fact that he turned down a big offer from them already and will have multiple suitors, it seems more likely that he will leave than stay. But the fact that there are multiple starting pitchers available wont hurt the Tigers cause. The law of supply and demand generally comes into play in free agency. When it comes to the upcoming baseball offseason, there will be a decent number of quality starting pitchers available. Detroit Tigers right-hander Max Scherzer appears to be the best of a solid group of starters who...
John Farrell fined after ejection, critical comments about instant replay

John Farrell fined after ejection, critical comments about instant replay

CHICAGO -- John Farrell's outburst last Sunday night in New York has taken a toll on his wallet.Farrell confirmed today that he was fined by Major League Baseball for his tantrum over a call that was overturned by the expanded instant replay system and his subsequent ejection from the game. It's unclear how much the argument will cost Farrell, although a major league source said he will donate the money to Baseball Assistance Team, an MLB-affiliated non-profit that helps former players and team personnel who require financial assistance.
Oklahoman 1 hour ago
OKC RedHawks: Jon Singleton makes case for promotion, leads Hawks to another win

OKC RedHawks: Jon Singleton makes case for promotion, leads Hawks to another win

From Staff ReportsCOLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Oklahoma City RedHawks slugger George Springer was called up by the Houston Astros on Wednesday — and now Jon Singleton is making a case for the big league team to give him a chance, too. Singleton collected three extra-base hits, including the game-deciding homer in the seventh inning, and the RedHawks came back to beat Colorado Springs 8-6 in Pacific Coast League baseball before 2,589 fans at Security Service Field. OKC’s high-scoring lineup didn’t miss a step despite the call-up of Springer, who batted .353 with three homers and nine RBIs...
Dustin Pedroia 'feels good,' returns to Red Sox lineup

Dustin Pedroia 'feels good,' returns to Red Sox lineup

CHICAGO -- The first test came sooner than Dustin Pedroia expected.Pressed into action in the ninth inning Tuesday night, Pedroia had to reach down with his sore left wrist and apply a tag on White Sox outfielder Alejandro De Aza's delinquent steal attempt. And it was with a sigh of relief that the Red Sox second baseman emerged no worse for wear and proved he's ready to return to the lineup here tonight.
MASN Sports 4 hours ago

Showalter speaks after 3-0 win - School of Roch

Showalter weighs in on Jones, Gonzalez and Britton after Orioles' win over Rays

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Houston Chronicle 3 mins ago

Photos: Notable first-round picks in their Astros debut

With George Springer making his highly-anticipated MLB debut on Wednesday, we take a look at some of Houston’s notable first-round draft picks and how they fared in their MLB debut with the Astros.
Orange County Register 16 mins ago

Angels to be without Calhoun for 4-6 weeks

The Angels placed Kole Calhoun on the 15-day disabled list before Wednesday's game against the Oakland Athletics. The right fielder will miss 4-6 weeks with what Manager Mike Scioscia called a bad sprain of his right ankle. It was suffered in the...
Plain Dealer 21 mins ago

Carlos Santana says his defensive responsibilities are taking away from his hitting, but he stresses that it's still early

"What I don't want to lose sight of is -- before the season, he was all in," Francona said. "I don't want to let a low start with the bat ruin that."

Ron Washington, Rangers put the kibosh on Rios stealing third

Houston Astros third baseman Matt Dominguez (30) comes away with the tag of Texas Rangers Alex Rios (51) who was trying to steal third base in the eighth inning at Globe Life Park in Arlington, TX on Saturday, April 12, …
Akron Beacon Journal 29 mins ago
Indians notebook: Terry Francona thinks Tribe has to beat Tigers to succeed

Indians notebook: Terry Francona thinks Tribe has to beat Tigers to succeed

DETROIT: Last season, the Indians went 4-15 against the Tigers as the Detroit team won its third consecutive American League Central Division title. But Indians manager Terry Francona doesn’t put much stock in the fact that the Indians finished one game behind.“I don’t quite follow the thought that we were a game behind them. They got ready [for the postseason] at the end,” Francona said.“They kind of beat us up a little bit last year. For us to get where we want to go, certainly beating them would help. They did what good teams do — they beat you up sometimes, they won some close...

American League Player News

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  • 11 Derek Jeter

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