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Pirates | Russell Martin bumped to second spot

Sat, 19 Apr 2014 00:13:02 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates C Russell Martin batted second on Friday, April 18, as part of a restructured lineup that manager Clint Hurdle hopes will improve the club's on-base percentage. Martin batted second for the first time the night before against the Milwaukee Brewers and went 2 for 3 with two walks and an RBI.

Brewers | Martin Maldonado hits cover off the ball, literally

Sat, 19 Apr 2014 00:05:35 -0700

Milwaukee Brewers C Martin Maldonado hit the cover off the baseball in the sixth inning of the team's Friday, April 18, game against the Pittsburgh Pirates. Maldonado was ruled safe at first as Pirates 3B Pedro Alvarez picked up the ball and threw it on several bounces to the base.

Cubs | Emilio Bonifacio snaps slump

Fri, 18 Apr 2014 23:53:23 -0700

Chicago Cubs 2B Emilio Bonifacio snapped an 0-for-13 slump at the plate with a base hit Friday, April 18, against the Cincinnati Reds.

Cubs | Anthony Rizzo hitting well to start season

Fri, 18 Apr 2014 23:50:43 -0700

Chicago Cubs 1B Anthony Rizzo went 2-for-4 to extend his hitting streak to five games Friday, April 18, against the Cincinnati Reds. "He did a really nice job again. He continues to move forward in a consistent manner," manager Rick Renteria said. "They are all striving to get better, but he is certainly showing that he's having a nice start." Rizzo is 20-for-58 in 15 games for a .345 average.

NFL | Keith Wenning generating significant interest

Fri, 18 Apr 2014 23:44:45 -0700

Ball State QB Keith Wenning is generating significant interest from NFL teams, as he has had eight visits and eight additional workouts.

NFL | Brian Clarke visiting two teams

Fri, 18 Apr 2014 23:36:22 -0700

Bloomsburg G Brian Clarke is visiting the San Diego Chargers and also has a private workout lined up with the New York Giants prior to the NFL Draft.

Seahawks | Demarcus Lawrence to work out

Fri, 18 Apr 2014 23:31:17 -0700

The Seattle Seahawks have a private workout planned with Boise State DE Demarcus Lawrence. Lawrence is projected as a second or third-round pick in the upcoming NFL Draft.

Vikings | Allen Reisner financials

Fri, 18 Apr 2014 23:28:17 -0700

Updating a previous item, Minnesota Vikings TE Allen Reisner has a one-year contract worth a minimum salary of $645,000.

Seahawks | Have not tried to bring Mike Robinson back

Fri, 18 Apr 2014 21:02:17 -0700

The Seattle Seahawks have not tried to re-sign free-agent FB Michael Robinson this offseason.

Phillies | Jonathan Pettibone sent down

Fri, 18 Apr 2014 20:51:11 -0700

The Philadelphia Phillies have optioned SP Jonathan Pettibone to Triple-A Lehigh Valley and selected the contract of RP Shawn Camp from Triple-A Lehigh Valley.

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Falcons | Greg Robinson worked out

Fri, 18 Apr 2014 20:45:51 -0700

The Atlanta Falcons conducted a private workout with Auburn OT Greg Robinson Thursday, April 17. The team likely will meet with Robinson before the 2014 NFL Draft.

Falcons | Will meet with Jadeveon Clowney

Fri, 18 Apr 2014 20:39:44 -0700

The Atlanta Falcons are scheduled to meet with South Carolina DE Jadeveon Clowney at some point next week.

Falcons | Khalil Mack to visit

Fri, 18 Apr 2014 20:33:45 -0700

The Atlanta Falcons are scheduled to meet with Buffalo LB Khalil Mack at some point next week.

Jaguars | Russell Allen failed physical

Fri, 18 Apr 2014 20:33:20 -0700

Updating a previous report, the Jacksonville Jaguars released LB Russell Allen (concussion) after he failed a physical.

White Sox | Adam Eaton leaves game

Fri, 18 Apr 2014 20:21:19 -0700

Chicago White Sox OF Adam Eaton (hamstring) left the team's game early Friday, April 18, because of a hamstring injury, but it is not believed to be serious.

Yankees | Vidal Nuno could get spot start

Fri, 18 Apr 2014 20:17:47 -0700

The New York Yankees are leaning toward giving SP Vidal Nuno a spot start Sunday, April 20, because the team had a doubleheader earlier in the week. Manager Joe Girardi said Nuno could give the team 75 pitches.

Yankees | Carlos Beltran undergoes MRI

Fri, 18 Apr 2014 20:10:25 -0700

New York Yankees OF Carlos Beltran (shoulder, wrist) underwent MRIs on his injured shoulder and wrist but both came back negative. Manager Joe Girardi said the team hopes Beltran will be able to play Saturday, April 19.

Orioles | Nick Markakis does some baseball activities

Fri, 18 Apr 2014 20:07:00 -0700

Baltimore Orioles OF Nick Markakis (neck) took 25 swings off a tee Friday, April 18, and played light toss.

Orioles | Francisco Peguero takes some swings

Fri, 18 Apr 2014 20:03:01 -0700

Baltimore Orioles OF Francisco Peguero (wrist) took 25 dry swings and 25 swings off a tee Friday, April 18.

Orioles | Edgmer Escalona throws

Fri, 18 Apr 2014 19:49:55 -0700

Baltimore Orioles RP Edgmer Escalona (shoulder) made 25 throws from 90 feet Friday, April 18.