4:27 AM EDT, Fri April 18, 2014
CSN Washington 10 hours ago

Bryce Harper back in Nats’ lineup to face Cardinals

Bryce Harper is back in the Nationals’ lineup after missing the previous night due to a sore left quadriceps muscle.
Washington Post 12 hours ago

Nats Journal: Tonight’s Nationals-Cardinals lineups

As expected, the quad tightness that kept Bryce Harper out of last night’s lineup proved to be a minor issue. Harper returns to the Nationals’ lineup tonight to face the Cardinals, whom the Nationals have not beaten since Game 4 of the NLDS. Cardinals ace Adam Wainwright is on the mound. Read full article >>
Rotoworld 13 hours ago

Harper (quad) back in Nationals lineup Thurs. - Bryce Harper (OF) Washington Nationals

Bryce Harper (quad) is back in the Nationals' starting lineup Thursday night against the Cardinals.
Friars on Base 42 mins ago

Chase Headley Contract Offer: How Much is He Worth?

  Jon Heyman of CBS Sports reported this week that the Padres made a contract offer to Chase Headley this winter. The club offered him a three-year deal consisting between $33 million and $39 million. Apparently Headley’s camp was looking for considerably more. However, neither the Padres nor Headley’s agent have confirmed Heyman’s report.  Currently, […]Chase Headley Contract Offer: How Much is He Worth? - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Rotoworld 17 mins ago

- Chase Headley (3B) San Diego Padres

Chase Headley returned to action on Thursday April 17.
Houston Chronicle 5 hours ago

Astros’ losing streak hits four after being swept by Royals

Scott Feldman’s expression hardly changed Thursday night as yet another game quickly unraveled for the Astros. The big righthander just went through the worst eight days of his life, but you couldn’t tell by his mound presence. The record will show that the Astros lost yet again, but Feldman’s teammates could learn from the demeanor […]
Rotoworld 4 hours ago

Scott Feldman takes first loss of year - Scott Feldman (S) Houston Astros

Scott Feldman surrendered five runs -- four earned -- over six innings in a loss to the Royals on Thursday.
Road warrior Ryu helps Dodgers salvage series finale

Road warrior Ryu helps Dodgers salvage series finale

SAN FRANCISCO – Hyun-Jin Ryu is so far from home – maybe every game feels like a road game. Ryu extended his road scoreless streak with another seven shutout innings Thursday afternoon as the Dodgers avoided a sweep in San Francisco with a 2-1...
Steve Dilbeck / Los Angeles Times 9 hours ago

Hyun-Jin Ryu stays perfect on the road in Dodgers' 2-1 victory

Next time Hyun-Jin Ryu starts at home, disguise Dodger Stadium. Put a giant Coke bottle beyond left field. Add a pool in center. Slap Petco Park signs in the dugout or something.
Rotoworld 8 hours ago

Hyun-Jin Ryu goes seven scoreless Thurs. - Hyun-Jin Ryu (S) Los Angeles Dodgers

Hyun-Jin Ryu spun seven scoreless innings in Thursday's 2-1 victory over the Giants.

Denard Span ready for return from concussion after successful rehab game

After scoring three runs in a rehab assignment Thursday night at Class A Hagerstown, center fielder Denard Span is hopeful he will return from a concussion on Saturday, the first day he eligible to come off the seven-day disabled list. Having missed half a season earlier in his career with the Minnesota Twins after sustaining […]
Washington Post 6 hours ago

Nats Journal: Denard Span ready for return from concussion after successful rehab game

After scoring three runs in a rehab assignment Thursday night at Class A Hagerstown, center fielder Denard Span is hopeful he will return from a concussion on Saturday, the first day he eligible to come off the seven-day disabled list. Read full article >>

Doug Fister pitches in Viera, set to return in 20 days

Nationals starter Doug Fister threw two innings – a total of 28 pitches – on Thursday at extended spring training in Viera, Fl. as he continues his rehab from a right lat strain. Manager Matt Williams expects Fister to make another appearance in Florida before beginning a minor league rehab assignment. “No issues,” Williams said.…
Nationals Journal | Washington Post 10 hours ago

Doug Fister pitches in extended spring training, could debut in roughly three weeks

Nationals right-hander Doug Fister pitched two innings Thursday afternoon in Viera, Fla. and, barring another setback, is scheduled to make his Washington debut in roughly three weeks, Manager Matt Williams said. Fister, the Nationals’ prized offseason acquisition, recovered from early-spring elbow...
NoNoHitters.com 8 hours ago

7,182: Kennedy loses no-no in 5th on ball that hits the 3B bag

Ian Kennedy took a no-hitter into the sixth inning Thursday before giving up a Nolan Arenado single down the third base line that hit the bag, making it impossible for third baseman Alexi Amarista to make another save. That marks …
Gaslamp Ball 4 hours ago

Rockies 3, Padres 1: Is It Still A Gem If There's No Offense To Back You Up?

Ian Kennedy took a no-hitter into the sixth inning today, but a combination of quiet bats and sloppy defense still led to him being tagged with the loss. The Padres offense picked up just four hits in Franklin Morales's six-inning stint. One of those was Xavier Nady's solo shot to left field that led...

Crawford, Pagan get the day off in Giants-Dodgers finale

Shortstop Brandon Crawford didn’t start Thursday for the second straight game because of a “tight” right hamstring. Crawford said before Thursday’s game that he is hopeful of being back in the starting lineup Friday against the San Diego Padres. A… Continue Reading →
MLB 7 hours ago
Video: Giants walk off on Sanchez's single in 12th

Watch: Giants walk off on Sanchez's single in 12th

4/15/14: Hector Sanchez singles up the middle, scoring Brandon Crawford for the walk-off Giants win in the bottom of the 12th inning
Belleville News Democrat 14 hours ago
Cards put Kelly on DL, swap relievers with Memphis

Cards put Kelly on DL, swap relievers with Memphis

The St. Louis Cardinals put right-handed starter Joe Kelly on the 15-day disabled list Thursday, a day after he strained his left hamstring in a game in Milwaukee.

Sox call up Putnam, designate Veal

CHICAGO -- After a 14-nning game that put a major strain on the bullpen, the Chicago White Sox purchased the contract of right-hander Zach Putnam from Triple-A Charlotte on Thursday and designated left-hander Donnie Veal for assignment. Putnam, 26, has 15 games of major league experience, most recently the five games he pitched in relief for the Chicago Cubs last season. In six relief innings at Charlotte this season he had 11 strikeouts. Veal made seven relief appearances for the White Sox this season, posting a 7.
Washington Post 5 hours ago

Nationals commit four errors, produce just two hits in 8-0 loss to St. Louis

The Washington Nationals have more than five months, starting immediately, to shake the perception that clings to them now, after the 8-0, self-inflicted humiliation they suffered Thursday night against the St. Louis Cardinals. The season remains young, but already they have enhanced a reputation that sprouted last year. When faced with a lesser opponent, they dominate. When they encounter the kind of team they aspire to be, they wilt. Read full article >>
CSN Houston 9 hours ago

Raul Valdes called up to replace Chapman

After struggling with his control, the Astros sent left-handed reliever Kevin Chapman to OKC and called up Raul Valdes.
Rotoworld 10 hours ago

Johnson (forearm) to see Dr. James Andrews - Josh Johnson (S) San Diego Padres

Josh Johnson (forearm) will see Dr. James Andrews next week.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 9 hours ago

Pirates Tabata passes all concussion tests after hitting wall

Jose Tabata did not get a concussion when he collided with the outfield wall Wednesday, manager Clint Hurdle said, and was available off the bench for the game Thursday against the Milwaukee Brewers.
Chicago Tribune 8 hours ago

Curtis Granderson Stadium a big hit for UIC

Illinois-Chicago Hall of Famer and 3-time major league All-Star donated half the funds for school's new ballpark Curtis Granderson's parents were beaming about their son, the Mets center fielder who is being paid $13 million this season.

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Arizona Daily Star 1 hour ago
D-backs off to worst start in franchise history

D-backs off to worst start in franchise history

PHOENIX — The pitching staff has struggled, at the front end this time instead of the back.
CSN Houston 2 hours ago

Bass gives bullpen some relief

Without a doubt, Anthony Bass was the bright spot for the Astros on Thursday night.
philly.com 2 hours ago

Phillies Notes:

PHILLIES NOTES
Denver Post 3 hours ago
Justin Morneau steps up for Rockies

Justin Morneau steps up for Rockies

Justin Morneau is turning out to be the player the Rockies hoped he'd be when they signed him to a two-year, $12.5 million deal.
St. Louis Post-Dispatch 3 hours ago
Wainwright does it all in two-hitter vs. Nationals

Wainwright does it all in two-hitter vs. Nationals

Righthander allows just two hits in his seventh career shutout; Cardinals pound out 14 hits.

National League Player News

  • 10 Hyun-jin Ryu

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    Road warrior Ryu helps Dodgers salvage series finale

  • 6 Denard Span

    Denard Span

    Denard Span ready for return from concussion after successful rehab game

  • 5 Doug Fister

    Doug Fister

    Doug Fister pitches in extended spring training, could debut in roughly three weeks

  • 5 Bryce Harper

    Bryce Harper

    Bryce Harper talks about his change of approach at the plate

  • 5 Adam Wainwright

    Adam Wainwright

    Nats’ defensive mistakes add up in loss to Cardinals

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