9/27/2013 | Punto sits with in-grown toenail
Dodgers shortstop Nick Punto was scratched from Friday night's starting lineup against the Rockies because of an in-grown toenail on his right foot, and NLDS roster hopeful Jerry Hairston reported improvement in his stiff lower back.
9/27/2013 | Lee, Schebler take home Minor League hardware
The Dodgers named starting pitcher Zach Lee and outfielder Scott Schebler as the Branch Rickey Minor League Pitcher of the Year and Player of the Year on Friday.
9/27/2013 | Hamilton gets rare start in center field
On a team with Mike Trout and Peter Bourjos -- when healthy -- there's very little need for Josh Hamilton to ever play center field. But Angels manager Mike Scioscia said he has no problems throwing him out there at any time, particularly in a place as familiar to him as Rangers Ballpark.
9/27/2013 | Reversed homer becomes record-setting double
Jarrod Saltalamacchia nearly hit his 15th home run of the season on Friday night. Umpires correctly reversed it to an RBI double, his 40th, which set a record for a Red Sox player whose primary position is catcher.
9/27/2013 | Peralta makes return from suspension in left field
Jhonny Peralta returned to the Major Leagues on Friday with more of a to-do about where he was going than what he was coming back from. It wasn't a development out of left field, so to speak, but his move to left field still was something to follow.
9/27/2013 | Bailey struggles as Reds drop opener to Bucs
Homer Bailey struggled and the Reds were stymied by A.J. Burnett in Friday's 4-1 loss to the Bucs that dropped Cincinnati two back in the battle for home field in the NL Wild Card Game.
9/27/2013 | Burnett's gem has Pirates on cusp of home field
Marlon Byrd and Pedro Alvarez provided the pop for a stellar A.J. Burnett as the Bucs topped the Reds, 4-1, on Friday at Great American Ball Park to move within a win of home field in the NL Wild Card Game.
9/27/2013 | Halos might move Trumbo for pitching in offseason
The player who holds the most value and can bring back the best pitcher for the Angels may be Mark Trumbo, the 27-year-old power hitter who's arbitration-eligible for the first time this offseason.
9/27/2013 | Yost won't talk future, but wants to be back with KC
Ned Yost isn't commenting directly on his job status for 2014, but there's no doubt that he'd like to return as the Royals' manager.
9/27/2013 | Royals consider catcher Perez worthy of Gold Glove
The Royals are trying to stir up support for catcher Salvador Perez to join left fielder Alex Gordon as an American League Gold Glove Award winner.
9/27/2013 | Girardi to let Mariano dictate use in final games
It figures to be nearly impossible for Mariano Rivera to top the emotional farewell he experienced on Thursday at Yankee Stadium, which creates an interesting dilemma for the Yankees as they visit the Astros for this weekend's season-ending series.
9/27/2013 | Cano not yet ready to talk about free agency
The financial gap between Robinson Cano and the Yankees may be significant, but the second baseman said that he is not ready to begin discussing what will be one of the hottest topics of the offseason.
9/27/2013 | Washington confident Jays, Twins will compete
The Rangers went into the weekend needing help from the Twins and the Blue Jays. Both teams have losing records and have been eliminated from the postseason, but the Twins still have three games with the Indians and the Blue Jays have three games with the Rays.
9/27/2013 | Profar is youngest to hit pinch-hit, walk-off homer
Jurickson Profar's pinch-hit walk-off home run made history on Thursday night. Profar was pinch-hitting in the designated-hitter spot when he led off the ninth inning with a game-winning home run for the Rangers against Angels reliever Michael Kohn.
9/27/2013 | Sore back keeps Lind out of Blue Jays' lineup
Blue Jays first baseman Adam Lind missed his second consecutive game on Friday night because of back soreness. Lind has been dealing with back issues for the past few years, but had the issue flare up during a game against the Orioles on Wednesday night.
9/27/2013 | Blue Jays' final series key to Draft positioning
The Blue Jays' final series of the year against the Rays will have implications for Tampa Bay in the American League Wild Card race, but it will also dictate where Toronto picks in next year's First-Year Player Draft.
9/27/2013 | Gentry has everyday role at season's end
The Rangers have locked down that elusive last spot in the lineup during the final week of the season. Craig Gentry is playing every day in left field regardless of who is on the mound, leaving David Murphy and Jeff Baker to platoon at designated hitter.
9/27/2013 | Despite early start, Rangers expect to be ready
The Rangers' path to a potential American League Wild Card berth was thrown a curveball on Friday when it was announced that Texas' game on Saturday against the AL West rival Angels would start earlier than any game in Rangers Ballpark's history.
9/27/2013 | Konerko plans month away before decision on future
Paul Konerko probably will retire after the 2014 campaign, which would mark his 18th year in the Majors. The White Sox captain also couldn't see playing a part-time role in that potential final season for any team but the one with which he has been a fixture for the past 15 years.
9/27/2013 | Craig unlikely to play at start of NL playoffs
After X-rays and a re-evaluation on Thursday, the Cardinals are listing Allen Craig as doubtful for the National League Division Series, should the club clinch the NL Central title this weekend.
9/27/2013 | Global Citizen Festival to rock Central Park
Kings of Leon, Alicia Keys, Stevie Wonder, Elvis Costello and John Mayer are set to rock the Great Lawn of New York's Central Park for Global Citizen Festival 2013 on Saturday, from 4-9:30 p.m. ET with a live stream on Fuse.TV and Fuse's YouTube channel being powered by Major League Baseball Advanced Media.
9/27/2013 | Wells returns following second LASIK surgery
The Phillies on Friday activated Casper Wells from the disabled list, where he had been since Aug. 26 due to vision issues.
9/27/2013 | Halladay, Ruiz only impending free agents for Phils
The Phillies have just two games to play following Friday's game against the Braves at Turner Field, which means in just a few days there will be growing speculation about next season's roster and coaching staff.
9/27/2013 | Martin named Saturday starter in Atlanta
The Phillies announced a starter for Saturday's game against the Braves at Turner Field following Friday's 1-0 loss. It will be right-hander Ethan Martin.
9/27/2013 | Wedge informs Mariners he won't return in 2014
After managing the Mariners to a 212-271 record over three seasons, Eric Wedge told the club on Friday he will not be returning next year.
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