6/23/2016 | Shorthanded Cubs' offense hits speed bump
The Cubs' offense was in sync earlier this season when their run differential reached outrageous levels, but with key players missing, it's been hard to maintain that pace.
6/23/2016 | Red Sox in Texas, Bucs vs. Bums on MLB.TV
The first weekend of summer is upon us, and with the boys of summer doing their thing all over the country, a matchup in the heart of Texas promises to provide plenty of sizzle. The Red Sox, fresh off a walkoff win over the White Sox at Fenway Park, travel to Arlington to take on the American League West-leading Rangers.
6/23/2016 | Ryu allows eight runs in rehab start
Dodgers pitcher Hyun-Jin Ryu was roughed up in his Thursday night rehab start for Triple-A Oklahoma City.
6/23/2016 | Snitker's ejection fires up Braves, sparks rally
Braves manager Brian Snitker was ejected in the bottom of the seventh inning during Thursday's game against the Mets at Turner Field.
6/23/2016 | Arenado eager to taste Rockies' home cooking
The Rockies' history of dominating at home is simply that as far as Nolan Arenado is concerned. He'd like to experience it. "It's got to be a good feeling, but I don't know it," Arenado said. "You've got to ask teams like the Giants. They take care of business at home most of the time. But we're playing good ball, and if we can play the way we did in the last homestand, it would be really nice."
6/23/2016 | Skaggs returns to work in sim game
Angels left-hander Tyler Skaggs came out of his first competitive outing since June 8 feeling good, manager Mike Scioscia said on Thursday. Skaggs, who has been dealing with a left shoulder injury, threw 2 2/3 innings in a simulated game in Arizona on Wednesday.
6/23/2016 | Gray expects to make next start, vs. Toronto
Jon Gray expects to make his next start, on Monday against the Blue Jays, as long as he takes it easy during his between-starts throwing program.
6/23/2016 | Garcia's go-ahead blast vaults Braves past Mets
The Braves continued both their mastery of the Mets and their overall surge on Thursday, coming from behind to nab a 4-3 win over New York at Turner Field. Adonis Garcia hit a go-ahead two-run homer off Addison Reed in the eighth inning, giving the Braves their first lead of the night.
6/23/2016 | Smith staying upbeat despite thumb fracture
Mallex Smith walked into the Braves' clubhouse on Thursday afternoon, a wide smile across his face and as upbeat as ever. With his left arm in a sling, the rookie outfielder's cheerful demeanor could have been absent given the left thumb fracture he sustained on Sunday against the Mets. But despite the fact he's expected to miss 8-10 weeks of action, Smith still relished his current position.
6/23/2016 | Pipeline preview: Frazier looking to stay hot
Indians No. 2 prospect Clint Frazier looks to stay hot for Double-A Akron against Trenton at 7:05 p.m. ET on MiLB.TV.
6/23/2016 | Reds' bullpen bitten again by home-run ball
Home runs yielded by relievers are especially hurting the Reds. On Thursday, it was JC Ramirez who gave up Derek Norris' three-run homer for the go-ahead runs in the sixth inning of a 7-4 loss to the Padres.
6/23/2016 | Norris' red-hot bat continues to boom in June
Padres catcher Derek Norris didn't get off to the start he or anyone else expected. A career .243 hitter, Norris saw his average hover around .180 through most of May and ended the month hitting .179.
6/23/2016 | Mets to have private workout for Gurriel next week
The Mets' flirtation with Cuban free agent Yulieski Gurriel will last at least a bit longer. The team's private workout with Gurriel is scheduled for next week, according to assistant general manager John Ricco, though it is not yet settled if Gurriel will come to Citi Field or the Mets will go to him.
6/23/2016 | Yankees agree with third-round pick Martinez
The Yankees have signed third-round pick Nolan Martinez for a $1.15 million bonus, MLB.com's Jonathan Mayo reported on Thursday. The club has not confirmed the deal.
6/23/2016 | Rizzo day to day with lower back tightness
Anthony Rizzo sat out Thursday's 4-2 series-opening loss to the Marlins with tightness in his lower back that the Cubs first baseman said was different from the discomfort he experienced earlier this month.
6/23/2016 | Ausmus, Tigers pull out all the stops in extras
The Tigers had used every available position player. The Mariners had used every available reliever, though they had starter Nathan Karns available in a pinch. With the chance at a series sweep and Mariners closer Steve Cishek headed toward 40 pitches Thursday, the Tigers went for it in the 10th -- pinch-hitting with Victor Martinez, pinch-running with Cameron Maybin and Mike Aviles. In the end, it came down to a walk-off wild pitch, the second in the Majors this season.
6/23/2016 | Green returns for special Cincinnati weekend
Padres manager Andy Green is no stranger to the Cincinnati area. Green is a Lexington, Ky., native and grew up a Reds fan living just south of old Riverfront Stadium.
6/23/2016 | Prized prospect Happ promoted to Double-A
Ian Happ, the Cubs' top Draft pick in 2015, and rated by MLBPipeline.com as the No. 3 prospect in the team's system, has taken his next step up the organizational ladder, promoted to Double-A Tennessee of the Southern League on Thursday.
6/23/2016 | 2016 Draft: Signing and Bonus Tracker
A complete breakdown of which 2016 Draft picks from the first 10 rounds have agreed to terms, along with their reported bonuses and starting assignments.
6/23/2016 | McConnell headlines Day 2 of Tournament of Stars
Team Brave defeated Team United 6-2 to open Day 2 of USA Baseball's Tournament of Stars, but it was United infielder Brady McConnell (Merritt Island HS, Fla.) whom scouts took notice of for his play on both sides of the ball.
6/23/2016 | BTS leader 10 picks away from $5.6M
The active Beat the Streak leader advanced to 47 on Thursday and now sits 10 picks shy of the game's $5.6 million grand prize.
6/23/2016 | Veteran advice helps spark Galvis, Phils' bats
Before Tuesday's series opener against the Twins at Target Field, the Phillies' hitters gathered with Phillies hitting coach Steve Henderson to discuss the week's pitching matchups.
6/23/2016 | Reds set to send Bailey on rehab assignment
Reds right-hander Homer Bailey is ready to start another rehab assignment, with the hope that the sequel has a better outcome than the original.
6/23/2016 | Norris' homer in 4-run 6th sends Padres past Reds
Facing a Reds bullpen susceptible to the home-run ball, Derek Norris' three-run shot in a four-run sixth helped lift the Padres to a 7-4 victory on Thursday night at Great American Ball Park.
6/23/2016 | Stanton, Marlins send Cubs to 4th straight loss
Giancarlo Stanton finally had reason to display some positive emotion. The slugger, who has slumped most of the season, broke out on Thursday night with a home run, but his greatest satisfaction was a two-out, full-count, RBI single to right field in the eighth in the Marlins' 4-2 win over the Cubs at Marlins Park.
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