Archive for May, 2012

  • Kubel on paternity leave, Pollock recalled

    PHOENIX The Arizona Diamondbacks have placed outfielder Jason Kubel on the Paternity List and recalled outfielder A.J. Pollock from Triple-A Reno. Kubel, 30, returned to Phoenix Wednesday morning for the birth of his second child, Heidi Evelyn, at 11:56 a.m. By rule, he will miss a minimum of one ...

  • NL Best of the Night: Carlos Gonzalez Hits 3 Bombs as Rockies Demolish Astros

    Carlos Gonzalez was already swinging a hot bat going into Wednesday's game against the Houston Astros.In his past three games, the Colorado Rockies outfielder batted 6-for-13 (.462) with two doubles, two home runs and three RBI. That pushed his slash average up to .309/.381/.575 with 10 homers and 3...

  • Despite loss, Angels show new comeback side

    ANAHEIM, Calif. If nothing else, the Angels showed Wednesday night that they have an ability to come back. That's actually something new. One month ago, they couldn't have done it. Two weeks ago, they couldn't have done it. Now they can. And that's something that may serve them well going forward...

  • Dodgers’ Rivera is nearing return

    Matt Kemp was activated from the 15-day disabled list Tuesday. Juan Rivera shouldn't be far behind. "Two, three more days," Rivera said. The Dodgers' opening-day left fielder, Rivera played alongside Kemp on a two-game rehabilitation assignment with triple-A Albuquerque on Sunday and Monday. Rive...

  • Matt Kemp: LA Dodgers Star Exits Game in 1st Inning After Aggravating Injury

    In only his second game back with the Los Angeles Dodgers, Matt Kemp was removed from the game after the first inning and replaced by Tony Gwynn.Kemp reached base on a walk and scored from first on an Andre Ethier double. While he rounded third base, Kemp appeared to injure himself and aggravat...

  • Moyer hopes for shot with another team

    Jamie Moyer was released three times in his baseball career before he was 30. So what's another setback at the age of 49? The Colorado Rockies felt they had to make a move with Moyer in an effort to patch together a leaky rotation. Moyer, however, isn't ready to retire. The Rockies didn't want to ...

  • 2012 MLB Draft: Record Five Players to Attend Draft in Person

    It may not be the NBA draft, where practically everyone drafted is in attendance. It may not be the NFL draft, where an entire round's worth of picks shows up at Radio City Music Hall, and it may not be the NHL Draft, where even people drafted as low as the seventh round are seen in attendance....

  • D-backs farm yields talent, wins in abundance

    Trevor Bauer is poster boy for the Diamondbacks minor league mission. Player development coupled with team success. Bauer is boring his way through the D-backs minor league system with numbers that make him an almost certain bet to make the major leagues this season, probably as early as a trade ...

  • Roy Oswalt: Low-Risk Addition Will Pay Off Big for Texas Rangers

    If there was any doubt which team was the American League favorite, it ended when the Texas Rangers signed Roy Oswalt to bolster their pitching staff. Oswalt has sat out the first couple months of the season waiting for the right opportunity to arise. Signing with the Rangers gives him a chance to w...

  • Roy Halladay Injury: Phillies Are Doomed Without Ace Hurler

    The Philadelphia Phillies have been dominating the National League East for the past several MLB seasons with names like Chase Utley, Ryan Howard and Roy Halladay leading the way for the team. The days of watching the aforementioned Philly All-Stars take the field won't be happening anytime soon, an...