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Red Sox | Shane Victorino to begin rehab assignment

Thu, 17 Apr 2014 05:49:42 -0700

Boston Red Sox OF Shane Victorino (hamstring) is expected to begin a rehab assignment Friday, April 18.

White Sox | Alexei Ramirez extends streak

Thu, 17 Apr 2014 05:41:12 -0700

Chicago White Sox SS Alexei Ramirez extended his hitting streak to 15 games Wednesday, April 16.

Mariners | Fernando Rodney blows save

Thu, 17 Apr 2014 05:37:13 -0700

Seattle Mariners CL Fernando Rodney blew the save Wednesday, April 16, but wasn't charged an earned run.

Marlins | Jose Fernandez fans 10

Thu, 17 Apr 2014 05:34:47 -0700

Miami Marlins SP Jose Fernandez allowed three unearned runs on four hits and struck out 10 in seven innings in his no-decision against the Washington Nationals Wednesday, April 16.

Tigers | Drew Smyly to make first start

Thu, 17 Apr 2014 05:34:30 -0700

Detroit Tigers SP Drew Smyly will make his first start of the season Friday, April 18.

Phillies | Adam Loewen signs

Thu, 17 Apr 2014 05:21:59 -0700

The Philadelphia Phillies signed free-agent P Adam Loewen (Blue Jays) to a minor-league deal and assigned him to extended spring training.

Braves | Evan Gattis with good night

Thu, 17 Apr 2014 05:19:26 -0700

Atlanta Braves C Evan Gattis homered among his career-best four hits Wednesday, April 16.

Phillies | Cliff Lee suffers tough loss

Thu, 17 Apr 2014 05:18:30 -0700

Philadelphia Phillies SP Cliff Lee allowed a run on 11 hits and struck out 13 in a complete-game loss to the Atlanta Braves Wednesday, April 16.

Braves | Julio Teheran goes the distance

Thu, 17 Apr 2014 05:18:10 -0700

Atlanta Braves SP Julio Teheran allowed three hits and struck out four in a complete-game shutout over the Philadelphia Phillies Wednesday, April 16.

Orioles | Manny Machado runs bases

Wed, 16 Apr 2014 21:04:06 -0700

Baltimore Orioles 3B Manny Machado (knee) ran the bases Wednesday, April 16, for the first time since his knee surgery. The sessions went well, and he is expected to continue running the bases through the end of the week at the team's spring training facility in Florida.

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Giants | Dontrelle Willis released

Wed, 16 Apr 2014 21:03:25 -0700

The San Francisco Giants released P Dontrelle Willis Wednesday, April 16.

Athletics | Alberto Callaspo improving defensively

Wed, 16 Apr 2014 21:02:58 -0700

Oakland Athletics manager Bob Melvin was hitting INF Alberto Callaspo balls at first base and Melvin said Callaspo is getting better at the position. Callaspo just needs to learn a few of the intricacies of the position, like bunt plays and cutoffs, but he is reportedly improving.

Athletics | Unclear when Jim Johnson will close

Wed, 16 Apr 2014 21:02:35 -0700

Oakland Athletics RP Jim Johnson has been making progress since being bumped from the closer's role. He worked an inning in a tie game, got a lot of groundballs, which was a good indication for his sinkerball. And when he missed the zone, he missed down, which is also seen as a big improvement. However, it's uncertain if and when Johnson will re-gain his closer's role.

Athletics | Struggling Josh Reddick held out

Wed, 16 Apr 2014 21:02:11 -0700

Oakland Athletics OF Josh Reddick was out of the starting lineup Wednesday, April 16. He has been struggling, but manager Bob Melvin said Reddick is recognizing pitches better. However, he decided with a tough lefty on the mound, it wasn't a good scenario to get Reddick back on track.

Athletics | Coco Crisp available off bench

Wed, 16 Apr 2014 21:01:42 -0700

Updating a previous report, Oakland Athletics OF Coco Crisp (hamstring) was out of the starting lineup for a third straight game Wednesday, April 16, due to his hamstring issue. However, he was available as a pinch hitter.

Vikings | Lamin Barrow visits

Wed, 16 Apr 2014 20:47:35 -0700

Louisiana State LB Lamin Barrow visited with the Minnesota Vikings Wednesday, April 16, according to a league source.

Vikings | Will host Devonta Freeman

Wed, 16 Apr 2014 20:47:02 -0700

Florida State RB Devonta Freeman will with the Minnesota Vikings Thursday, April 17, according to a league source.

Vikings | Luke Bowanko ready to visit

Wed, 16 Apr 2014 20:35:42 -0700

University of Virginia C Luke Bowanko will visit with the Minnesota Vikings Thursday, April 17.

Vikings | Josh Samuda undergoes successful surgery

Wed, 16 Apr 2014 20:34:51 -0700

According to a source close to the situation, Minnesota Vikings OG Josh Samuda (ankle, leg) had successful surgery Wednesday, April 16, after suffering multiple injuries during organized team activities (OTAs) Tuesday, April 15. Samuda suffered a broken fibula, dislocated ankle and damage to the deltoid ligament.

Redskins | Dezmen Southward visits

Wed, 16 Apr 2014 20:33:55 -0700

University of Wisconsin SS Dezmen Southward visited with the Washington Redskins this week, according to a league source.