Red Sox bring up RHP Matt Barnes from Triple-A
Barnes, who was one of the last cuts off the big-league roster before the regular season, has struggled in the minors this year to the tune of five earned runs in eight innings in two starts. He pitched five games in relief late last year with the Red Sox.
Athletics starter Kendall Graveman gives up six runs in loss on Saturday
Marlins SS Adeiny Hechavarria blasts off in defeat of Nationals
For a guy hitting eighth in the lineup,
Hechavarria maintained his status Saturday one of the hottest hitters in the sport by slamming a three-run homer in the eighth inning of a lopsided defeat of the Nationals. It marked his second three-RBI performance in the last three games.
The 26 year old owns an eight-game hitting streak in which he is 14-for-31. He has been particularly hot lately with 11 hits in 16 at-bats and six RBI in the last four games. Hechavarria has 13 RBI and 15 runs scored in 17 games on the year.
Sizzling Giancarlo Stanton keys Saturday win for Marlins
Stanton not only slugged his fifth homer in the last 10 games in a waltz Saturday over Washington, but he singled, doubled and walked to send his slugging percentage soaring to a season-high .569.
He was involved in the rout throughout. He doubled in a run and scored in the fourth, walked and scored in the sixth, then put the cherry on top with a 419-foot clout in the eighth.
Astros starting pitcher Scott Feldman pitches into seventh to earn win
Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira hits fifth homer in six games
In their lopsided loss to the Mets on Saturday,
Nationals' Stephen Strasburg struggles Saturday
Strasburg maintained his mediocrity in a loss to Miami, yielding four earned runs on eight hits in six innings to lower his record to 1-2 and raise his ERA to 4.88. He struck out six to give him 23 in 24 innings on the year, but he has had three bad outings in four starts.
The right-hander was rolling along through three, but doubles to Martin Prado and Giancarlo Stanton and single by Justin Bour in the fourth resulted in two runs. Three singles and a double play in the sixth doubled the output and all but ended his night.
Strasburg will try against Thursday on the road against the torrid Mets.
Yankees center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury pulled with hip tightness
Girardi is hopeful Ellsbury will be back in the lineup for Sunday's game. Ellsbury went 0 for 3 with a strikeout before being pulled. He's hitting .282 with a home run and two RBI in 71 at-bats this season.
Mets catcher, 2012 first-round pick Kevin Plaweck hits first career HR
Plawecki, the Mets 2012 first-round draft pick, was called up mid-week following the fractured-finger injury to regular catcher Travis d'Arnaud.
Plawecki became the first player to hit his first MLB homer in a Subway Series game.
Yankees starter CC Sabathia allows seven runs, falls to 0-4 on Saturday
A return to Texas seems likely for Josh Hamilton. Scott White considers what it means for his Fantasy value.
At the Fantasy Baseball Today blog, Chris Towers takes a look at Alex Rodriguez new approach at the plate.
On Friday's episode of the podcast, the guys take a look at some slow starters they might -- or might not -- be worried about.
After another solid start, Chris Towers isn't so worried about Masahiro Tanaka's right arm at the Fantasy Baseball Today blog.
At the Fantasy Baseball Today blog, Chris Towers takes a look at team-wide strikeout trends to see who Fantasy players should be targeting.