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4/15/2014 | Baylor might be back with Angels by end of April

Angels hitting coach Don Baylor is currently in physical therapy, and manager Mike Scioscia is hopeful that he can rejoin the team in a limited capacity when it returns from a three-city road trip for the April 28 series opener against the Indians.


4/15/2014 | Hamstring better, but Crisp sits for second straight

Coco Crisp was not in the A's lineup Tuesday night for the second game in a row, but manager Bob Melvin said the center fielder's hamstring injury is improving.


4/15/2014 | A's hitting coach Davis reflects on Jackie's impact

A's hitting coach Chili Davis, reflecting on the annual Jackie Robinson Day celebration, said it's an occasion that fills him with pride. "I just look at the man's character," Davis said before Tuesday's game against the Angels, with both teams wearing No. 42 to honor Robinson at Angel Stadium. "That's what makes me proud.


4/15/2014 | A's continue to reign over Halos in Anaheim

Josh Donaldson's 11th-inning RBI double off Yoslan Herrera gave the A's a 10-9 victory Tuesday over the Angels on a bad night for bullpens at Angel Stadium. Oakland won its fourth in a row, and 15th in its last 21 games in Anaheim.


4/15/2014 | Blue Jays overcome early deficit as offense erupts

The Blue Jays' offense broke out of its early-game deep freeze to score five runs in the sixth inning en route to a 9-3 victory over the Twins on Jackie Robinson Day on Tuesday night at Target Field. Brett Lawrie added a grand slam in the ninth inning for good measure.


4/15/2014 | Gomez reflects on Jackie's effect beyond US

Dominican-born Brewers center fielder Carlos Gomez said donning a uniform affixed with No. 42 on Tuesday night meant just as much to him as to his African-American teammates.


4/15/2014 | Pedroia expects to be in Wednesday's lineup

While Dustin Pedroia and Koji Uehara remained out of action for the opener of a three-game series against the White Sox, they should both be available before the series ends.


4/15/2014 | Rookie's rise gives Brewers scouts butterflies

Brewers Rule 5 Draft pick Wei-Chung Wang officially made the unprecedented jump from the rookie leagues to the big leagues on Monday night, and the Brewers scouts who helped select him were watching.


4/15/2014 | Jackie's family proud to share day with Summit

A thousand hopeful job-seekers and entrepreneurs came to the Manhattan Center on Tuesday to meet some of the game's biggest decision-makers and to see how baseball could fit into their future. And everywhere they went, Jackie Robinson's memory was celebrated in ways both simple and profound.


4/15/2014 | Blue Jays celebrate Jackie Robinson Day

The Blue Jays paid their respect to the memory of Jackie Robinson prior to their Tuesday night game against the Twins.


4/15/2014 | Cards wear No. 42 on Jackie Robinson Day

For the sixth consecutive year, players and uniformed personnel for every Major League team playing on Tuesday swapped their chosen numbers to wear the one once donned by the man who broke baseball's color barrier. For one night, everyone was No. 42.


4/15/2014 | Kozma's progress apparent but future unclear

Though manager Mike Matheny was effusive with his praise of how Pete Kozma had improved and how professionally he handled two weeks of limited playing time while keeping Mark Ellis' roster spot warm, the 26-year-old shortstop heads to Triple-A with an uncertain future within the Cardinals' organization.


4/15/2014 | Following Griffey's lead, Reds honor Jackie

Continuing a tradition started by former Reds star Ken Griffey Jr., in 2007, every Reds and Pirates player and coaching staff member on the field wore the No. 42 for Jackie Robinson Day.


4/15/2014 | Braves a model of efficiency, smart moves

If these first two weeks have reminded us of anything, it's that the Atlanta Braves still do things right, that it would be almost impossible to find a franchise operated more smartly or efficiently.


4/15/2014 | McClendon proud to wear Robinson's number

Mariners manager Lloyd McClendon will proudly don Jackie Robinson's No. 42 jersey number for Tuesday night's game against the Rangers. And like every uniformed baseball player, manager and coach paying tribute to Jackie Robinson Day, he'll take an extra minute to think about the road Robinson paved 67 years earlier.


4/15/2014 | Ballpark factors an overlooked source of value

Making accurate predictions isn't the entire fantasy puzzle. The second component of "value" -- and perhaps the most important one -- is that you need to seek factors that aren't priced into a player's salary. For example, a lot of people overlook ballpark factors -- how each ballpark plays and how friendly it is for hitters.


4/15/2014 | Rain postpones Braves' game in Philadelphia

With rain already falling on Citizens Bank Park and an even worse forecast for later in the night, the Braves' game against the Phillies on Tuesday was postponed. Instead of playing two games on Wednesday, the game will be made up as part of a four-game series from June 27-29 at Citizens Bank Park, although the specific date has not been announced.


4/15/2014 | Bucs return to action to top Reds in homer-filled action

Russell Martin provided the go-ahead run with two outs in the seventh -- the first inning in the resumption of a game suspended by rain after six with the teams tied -- giving the Pirates the two-day 8-7 win at Great American Ball Park on Tuesday.


4/15/2014 | Across nation, baseball celebrates Jackie's legacy

The 67th anniversary of the day Jackie Robinson played his first game for the Brooklyn Dodgers was greeted with tributes, ceremonies, remembrances and hundreds of uniform No. 42s across baseball on Tuesday.


4/15/2014 | Yelich relieved to avoid collision with Stanton

At 6-foot-6, 240-pounds, Giancarlo Stanton is an imposing figure who is difficult to miss in the outfield. Christian Yelich is certainly glad he was able to stay clear of his teammate on a fly ball to the gap in right-center at Marlins Park on Monday night.


4/15/2014 | Kershaw's velocity up in bullpen session

Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw threw a bullpen session Tuesday and showed his best velocity since being injured. Kershaw threw 26 pitches in the AT&T Park bullpen, with manager Don Mattingly and pitching coach Rick Honeycutt watching and trainer Stan Conte monitoring velocity with an app.


4/15/2014 | Span eyeing Saturday return from concussion

Nationals center fielder Denard Span continues to make progress in his recovery from a concussion and eyes a return on Saturday.


4/15/2014 | Reinsdorf extols Jackie's influence in game

On the 67th anniversary of Jackie Robinson's breaking of the color barrier in Major League Baseball, White Sox chairman Jerry Reinsdorf recalled that the biggest question on April 15, 1947, was not the color of Robinson's skin, but rather: Could he play?


4/15/2014 | Marlins' bats come alive to end eight-game skid

Pushed around for more than a week, the Marlins took their turn to slug back on Tuesday night. Giancarlo Stanton blasted a three-run homer and drove in five runs, while Marcell Ozuna collected four hits as the Marlins steamrolled Stephen Strasburg and the Nationals, 11-2, at Marlins Park.


4/15/2014 | Bourn's return delayed by weather in Motown

A light snowfall and frigid temperatures robbed Michael Bourn of his first game of the season with the Indians on Tuesday. Inside the warm confines of Comerica Park's visitors' clubhouse, the center fielder was just thrilled to be back with the team.




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