7/29/2013 | Morse comes off DL; Bay designated for assignment
The Mariners activated outfielder Michael Morse from the disabled list on Monday, ending his Minor League rehabilitation assignment with Triple-A Tacoma.
7/29/2013 | Former Red Sox, Brewers slugger Scott dies
George "Boomer" Scott, an eight-time Gold Glove first baseman for the Red Sox and Brewers in the late 1960s through the '70s, died Sunday in Greenville, Miss.
7/29/2013 | Trembley appreciates every stop on road to Majors
Astros third-base coach Dave Trembley worked in the Minor Leagues for 20 years and served as the Orioles manager before finding a home with the Astros alongside Bo Porter, his old friend.
7/29/2013 | Braves get their lefty reliever, trade for Downs
The Braves acquired the left-handed reliever they have been seeking when they acquired Scott Downs from the Angels in exchanged for right-handed Minor League pitcher Cory Rasmus on Monday afternoon.
7/29/2013 | Hall could have numerous inductees next year
Despite a rare National Baseball Hall of Fame weekend in which no living person was inducted, the smiles on everyone's face as they meandered around Cooperstown, N.Y., were pervasive.
7/29/2013 | Angels send Downs to Braves for righty Rasmus
The Braves and Angels teamed up for a trade on Monday, Atlanta acquiring left-handed pitcher Scott Downs from Los Angeles for right-hander Cory Rasmus.
7/29/2013 | Twins to unveil 2014 All-Star Game logo Tuesday
Major League Baseball, the Twins and the Twin Cities will host a news conference at Target Field on Tuesday to unveil the official logo of the 2014 All-Star Game.
7/29/2013 | MLB Notebook: Jeter, Soriano reunion nets win
Helped in great measure by Derek Jeter and Alfonso Soriano, the Yankees defeated the Rays, 6-5, on Sunday afternoon.
7/29/2013 | Hairston knows impact of trades on players, families
Scott Hairston has been dealt three times during the season, so he is familiar with the impact trades can have on players and their families. In 2007, just after the veteran outfielder and his wife had their second baby, the D-backs sent him to the Padres.
7/29/2013 | Tigers acquire reliever Veras from Astros
The Tigers addressed their month-long relief search Monday by acquiring reliever Jose Veras from the Astros in exchange for outfield prospect Danry Vasquez and a player to be named later.
7/29/2013 | Jagielo gets big-city preview in Class A
Sitting in the third-base dugout at Staten Island's Richmond County Bank Ballpark, Eric Jagielo knows where he is. Just over the outfield wall, across New York's Upper Bay dotted with freighters, sits Lower Manhattan. Twelve miles north, as the FDR winds, is Yankee Stadium.
7/29/2013 | Three up, three down: Garza raring to go for Texas
MLB.com columnist Tracy Ringolsby takes a look at the players and teams on the rise and those headed in the opposite direction.
7/29/2013 | Musician Franti tries hand at broadcasting
Michael Franti, the creator and lead vocalist of Michael Franti & Spearhead, leads a band that blends a little hip hop with funk, reggae, jazz, folk and rock. He also is a native of the Bay Area and a big-time San Francisco Giants fan, which helped lead him into the booth for a round of Express Written Consent, sponsored by Klondike.
7/29/2013 | Talent on display in Prospect League showcase
This week's MLB Amateur Prospect League showcase in the Dominican Republic features two teams from Puerto Rico and two from Major League Baseball's Amateur Prospect League, made up primarily of players eligible to sign when the 2014 international signing period begins next July 2, is the culmination of recent initiatives in Puerto Rico.
7/29/2013 | Today's MLB starting lineups: July 29
Every lineup, every day, as they are made public by the clubs.
7/29/2013 | The Week Ahead: Deadline looms large
The Week Ahead:As we head into Wednesday's 4 p.m. ET non-waiver Trade Deadline and Thursday's first day of the pivotal month of August, the next week in baseball is so important that it could use an eighth day.
7/29/2013 | Nats on the hunt for additional pieces before Deadline
Although the Nationals are 52-54 and 8 1/2 games behind the first-place Braves in the National League East, don't look for general manager Mike Rizzo to be desperate and make major moves before Wednesday's 4 p.m. ET non-waiver Trade Deadline.
7/29/2013 | Bramos' Beat the Streak bid concludes at 41 games
Bob Bramos, a 32-year-old resident of Troy, Mich., flirted with history by reaching 40 games in hopes of capturing the elusive Beat the Streak grand prize of $5.6 million, but, alas, Sunday proved to be the end of his streak. He did not reach 41.
7/29/2013 | Twins listening, but won't deal simply to deal
With the Twins out of contention for a third straight season, Twins general manager Terry Ryan has not been shy about saying his club will be a seller heading into the Trade Deadline. But with only a few days left until the July 31 Deadline, the Twins have yet to make a move. But Ryan said he's been doing plenty of listening so far.
7/29/2013 | Short-term interests on Mets' minds at Deadline
With starting pitchers Matt Harvey and Zack Wheeler already entrenched in the rotation and several other promising young arms coming up through the system, the Mets will not do anything to disrupt their roster unless it makes sense for 2014.
7/29/2013 | Busy Cubs may deal again before Deadline
Now that the Cubs have dealt two-fifths of their rotation, their No. 4 batter, their former closer and key right-handed bat off the bench, what's left?
7/29/2013 | Huntington weighs options with Trade Deadline looming
Pirates general manager Neil Huntington has worked for weeks under the burden of preventing the type of second-half collapse that happened the last two seasons. If the Bucs want to make a deal, the question is whether or not Huntington will be willing to part with a prized prospect to get the job done.
7/29/2013 | Padres looking to parlay chips into arms at Deadline
San Diego general manager Josh Byrnes said recently that the conversations he's had with potential trade partners has changed since the Padres slipped in July. But that slide didn't change the fact that the Padres still need rotation upgrades -- if not for this season, then 2014.
7/29/2013 | Mariners face tough choices as Deadline nears
With the Trade Deadline approaching, Mariners GM Jack Zduriencik and manager Eric Wedge have been adamant that they like the feeling and direction of the current team and are not inclined to start swapping players unless the return is significant. But it will not be a surprise if Zduriencik makes a move or two as the Deadline nears.
7/29/2013 | Rockies weighing their approach to Trade Deadline
The Rockies' recent performance hasn't exactly clarified how they will handle Wednesday's non-waiver Trade Deadline. If they are buyers, they'll likely aim to shore up their bullpen and bench. If they are sellers, they may look to deal starter Jorge De La Rosa.
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