Delino plays his way to everyday role

Aug 5, 2015 | No Comments

Delino DeShields began this season as a Rule 5 Draft pick who struggled in Spring Training, now he is the Rangers’ everyday center fielder.

Counsell leans on leaders during rough stretch

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In the wake of a series of trades that reshaped the Brewers on the field and in the clubhouse, manager Craig Counsell said he’d engaged in discussions with some of the team’s remaining veterans about what lies ahead.

Cutch, Kang team up with gem to save run

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Andrew McCutchen’s slide and Jung Ho Kang’s arm teamed up for a sparking play in the second inning of Tuesday night’s Pirates game to keep the Cubs from doubling their score.

After stint in Minors, Gyorko’s found his swing

After stint in Minors, Gyorko’s found his swing

Aug 4, 2015 | No Comments

When the Padres demoted second baseman Jedd Gyorko to Triple-A El Paso on June 10, they did so with explicit orders to use a few mechanical fixes to get his swing back in order. Gyorko appears to have found something that is working for him.

Jennings, Smyly progressing as expected

‘Playing stupid’ no laughing matter for Cubs

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The Cubs entered Tuesday night with the Pirates just ahead of them and the Giants just behind them in the NL Wild Card race. But veteran starter Jon Lester said the best thing the young Cubs can do is simply ignore where they fall in the standings.

Rangers option Martin to Round Rock

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Once the Rangers’ everyday center fielder, Leonys Martin is headed to Triple-A Round Rock. The Rangers announced on Tuesday that they have optioned Martin and purchased the contract of Triple-A outfielder Ryan Strausborger.

Wright takes full BP, eyes start of rehab games

Wright takes full BP, eyes start of rehab games

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David Wright’s timeline is starting to come into focus. Wright took full batting practice Tuesday in the first of five consecutive days of rigorous baseball workouts, his first such stretch since being diagnosed with spinal stenosis in May. If all goes well, Wright could debut in Minor League rehab games as soon as early next week.

Lester to start Friday as Cubs reset rotation

Lester to start Friday as Cubs reset rotation

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After a rain-shortened start Monday night, Jon Lester said he would be ready to pitch sooner rather than later, but he didn’t want to disrupt the rest of the Cubs’ rotation to account for his abbreviated outing. The Cubs believe they found an ideal solution, slotting Lester back into the rotation Friday night against the Giants at Wrigley Field.

Pedroia, Betts ramping up, progressing

Pedroia, Betts ramping up, progressing

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Dustin Pedroia should resume baseball activities by the time the Red Sox get to Detroit this weekend, as he continues to make progress with the ailing left hamstring that has forced him to the disabled list twice this season. Center fielder Mookie Betts, who sustained a concussion on July 29, is also taking steps forward.