4/6/2013 | Balsley working to help Volquez repeat delivery
Pitching coach Darren Balsley has worked closely with Sunday starter Edinson Volquez, attempting to remedy the mechanical issues that plagued him in his Opening Day start against the Mets.
4/6/2013 | Niemann to get second opinion; Scott feeling healthy
Jeff Niemann was placed on the 15-day disabled list Friday night, and the right-hander is scheduled to accompany the team to Texas to have a second opinion on his shoulder. Luke Scott has hit off a tee the past two days and said he is feeling good.
4/6/2013 | Black knows Padres offense will get better
The sample size is still very small, but Padres manager Bud Black said he expect his offense to perform better moving forward than they have in the first four games of the season.
4/6/2013 | D-backs catchers changing up signs in Milwaukee
The D-backs don't want to come right out and say the Brewers are stealing signs at Miller Park, but they are taking some extra precautions just in case.
4/6/2013 | Tillman's return leaves O's with short bench
The Orioles reinstated starter Chris Tillman from the disabled list and optioned infielder Yamaico Navarro to Triple-A Norfolk, giving the Orioles a three-man bench.
4/6/2013 | Straily optioned to make room for Colon
What was made certain Friday night turned official on Saturday when the A's optioned right-hander Dan Straily to Triple-A Sacramento to make room on the 25-man roster for Bartolo Colon, who made his season debut against the Astros.
4/6/2013 | Gibson confident calling for Bell out of bullpen
Heath Bell has not pitched since giving up three runs in one-third of an inning Tuesday, but manager Kirk Gibson said he has no hesitancy in putting the veteran right-hander back out there.
4/6/2013 | Chen giving Royals all he can in bullpen
Instead of feeling sorry for himself when he lost out on a rotation spot, Bruce Chen has accepted his role in the bullpen and gone about his business.
4/6/2013 | Yost adjusting KC lineup due to NL rules
Given the offensive explosion on Friday afternoon, Royals manager Ned Yost may have been tempted to stick with the same lineup on Saturday night at Citizens Bank Park against the Phillies.
4/6/2013 | Today's MLB starting lineups: April 6
Every lineup, every day, as they are made public by the clubs.
4/6/2013 | Prado sets tone with selfless play
When they acquired Martin Prado from the Braves in January, the D-backs talked about his reputation as an unselfish player.
4/6/2013 | Davis' consecutive homer streak ends at four
Chris Davis' chance to make history was denied in the O's 6-5 loss to the Twins on Saturday.
4/6/2013 | Melvin juggling multiple platoons
Oakland employs several platoons at the moment, notably at second base and catcher, and with the Astros throwing out three right-handers against the A's this weekend, manager Bob Melvin is faced with a tough task.
4/6/2013 | Phils getting runners on, not knocking them in
The Phillies entered Saturday's game against Kansas City with 30 runners left on base, which ranked ninth in baseball. They ranked 12th with 12 runners left in scoring position.
4/6/2013 | Familia optioned to clear room for Laffey
Needing to clear roster space for Sunday's starting pitcher, Aaron Laffey, the Mets optioned reliever Jeurys Familia to Triple-A Las Vegas.
4/6/2013 | Rizzo, like team, searching for success at plate
After four games, Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo has one hit, and that was a home run in his first at-bat of the season, off the first pitch. Since then, he's gone 0-for-11. He's not alone. The Cubs were batting .133 as a team.
4/6/2013 | Sveum has been shifty with Cubs' defense
If you've watched the Cubs' first four games, you must have noticed all of the defensive shifts they've used. There have been times when third baseman Luis Valbuena is positioned between the second baseman and shortstop Starlin Castro as the infielders shift to the right.
4/6/2013 | Cubs narrow list of potential Draft picks
The Cubs have narrowed the list of players they're looking at for the upcoming First-Year Player Draft to a half-dozen, and spent this week working out Georgia high school outfielders Austin Meadows and Clint Frazier. The Cubs have the second pick overall in the Draft, to be held June 6-8.
4/6/2013 | Keppinger to remain starter despite slow start
There is no dilemma for White Sox manager Robin Ventura in regard to filling third base in his starting lineup. Jeff Keppinger, despite his 1-for-21 start, will remain the starter.
4/6/2013 | Kendrick hoped to finish the sixth inning
Every starter wants to pitch at least six innings, and Phillies right-hander Kyle Kendrick felt no differently Friday.
4/6/2013 | Moss back with A's as wife remains in labor
Brandon Moss was back with the A's in Houston on Saturday, but still on high alert with his wife, Allison, expecting to deliver their second son in the Bay Area at a moment's notice.
4/6/2013 | Tigers' hit parade continues against Yankees
Now that the Tigers' offense is going, not even former nemesis Phil Hughes could stop it. Hours after the Yankees activated Hughes from the disabled list, the Tigers knocked him out with a four-run fifth inning and a three-hit game from former Yankees prospect Austin Jackson, breaking open an eventual 8-4 win Saturday afternoon at Comerica Park.
4/6/2013 | Price presented with AL Cy Young Award
Prior to Saturday night's Rays-Indians game, David Price was presented with his 2012 American League Cy Young Award. In addition, the first 20,000 fans to enter Tropicana Field received a David Price Cy Young Figurine.
4/6/2013 | Rays confident as starters go deep into games
If the Rays are to compensate for the loss of James Shields this season -- meaning his 200-plus innings every year -- all of the starters will have to step up. To that end, the group is off to a good start.
4/6/2013 | Hernandez arrives ready to make statement in start
Pedro Hernandez -- who will make his Twins debut, but has one big league appearance with the White Sox under his belt -- said he found out from Triple-A Rochester manager Gene Glynn on Friday that he would start Sunday against the Orioles for Minnesota.
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