5/1/2012 | Giants place Affeldt on DL with sprained knee
The Giants temporarily lost veteran depth in the bullpen Tuesday as lefty Jeremy Affeldt was placed on the 15-day DL with a sprained right knee.
5/1/2012 | Bruce enjoying hot streak, seeks consistency
Since Jay Bruce was named National League Player of the Week while the Reds were off on Monday, the right fielder was a media focus on Tuesday. Several reporters flocked around Bruce's locker before batting practice.
5/1/2012 | Buchholz stays confident despite rocky start
It is always a little concerning when one of your projected top starters gives up five runs or more in his first five starts. But in the case of Clay Buchholz, both the Red Sox and the righty think that a resurgence will happen soon.
5/1/2012 | Surgery complete, Pineda starts to heal
Yankees right-hander Michael Pineda had successful surgery on his right shoulder on Tuesday, manager Joe Girardi said before New York's game against the Orioles.
5/1/2012 | Beltre sore; Hamilton still day to day
Rangers third baseman Adrian Beltre was not in the starting lineup for Tuesday's game against the Blue Jays. Josh Hamilton was also out of the lineup for the second game in a row with a stiff back and was listed as day to day.
5/1/2012 | Reimold back in Baltimore to treat bulging disc
Orioles outfielder Nolan Reimold has been diagnosed with a bulging disc in his back, and he received a Medrol Dosepak on Tuesday in the hope of alleviating the pain and returning later this week.
5/1/2012 | Numbers give DeWitt start over Barney for Cubs
Cubs infielder Blake DeWitt, who is 9-for-25 lifetime against Reds starter Bronson Arroyo, started at second base for the second straight game Tuesday in place of Darwin Barney.
5/1/2012 | Yanks play it safe with Swisher, Gardner
Joe Girardi cautioned against following timetables for the progress and rehabilitation of outfielders Nick Swisher and Brett Gardner, but the Yankees' manager hopes to have the two back in the lineup by early next week, at the latest.
5/1/2012 | Pettitte may return after one more start
As Andy Pettitte began his testimony for the prosecution in the federal perjury trial of Roger Clemens in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday, Yankees manager Joe Girardi was back in New York talking about the left-hander's prospects of soon joining the club.
5/1/2012 | Rizzo hints Harper could stick around for while
On Friday, Nationals general manager Mike Rizzo said there wasn't a guarantee that outfielder Bryce Harper was going to stay in the Major Leagues once Ryan Zimmerman comes off the disabled list. But on Tuesday, Rizzo hinted that Harper could stay if he performs on the field.
5/1/2012 | Zimmerman throws, slated to start BP Saturday
Nationals third baseman Ryan Zimmerman, who is on the 15-day disabled list because of an inflamed right shoulder, threw the baseball without any problems Tuesday.
5/1/2012 | Braves slugger Heyward eyes Thursday return
Jason Heyward was encouraged that his sore right oblique muscle was feeling better. But the 22-year-old right fielder believes the Braves' medical staff will keep him out of the lineup until Thursday.
5/1/2012 | Choo expected back in Indians' lineup Wednesday
The Indians planned on having right fielder Shin-Soo Choo test his ailing left hamstring with some baserunning on Tuesday afternoon, but light rain in Chicago forced the club to improvise.
5/1/2012 | Berkman not optimistic about Friday return
Though Lance Berkman said it remains a possibility that he'll be ready to return from the disabled list on Friday, he did not sound overly optimistic about such a timetable.
5/1/2012 | Weeks' offensive struggles carry into field
Before leading off Tuesday's game with a line-drive single, Jemile Weeks had gone hitless in three consecutive games for the first time in his career. Consider those struggles a possible factor in the second baseman's recent miscues in the field, manager Bob Melvin said.
5/1/2012 | Farrell not about to make lineup changes
Several Blue Jays hitters have struggled to the start the season, especially All-Star Jose Bautista and shortstop Yunel Escobar, but manager John Farrell is not putting much stock in how his players have performed over the first month of the season.
5/1/2012 | Phils nearing decision time on ailing Thome
Jim Thome injured his back Saturday at Citizens Bank Park, and has been unable to play since, making it three consecutive games Phillies manager Charlie Manuel was short a man on the bench.
5/1/2012 | McClelland umpires 4,000th MLB game
Tim McClelland marked his 4,000th game as a Major League umpire in the Tigers' 9-3 victory over the Royals on Tuesday night at Comerica Park. The evening began pleasantly enough, but McClelland didn't get through his milestone game without some controversy.
5/1/2012 | Former teenage star Upton relates to Harper
D-backs outfielder Justin Upton has something in common with Nationals phenom Bryce Harper -- both were No. 1 overall picks in the First-Year Player Draft.
5/1/2012 | Not playing, but Vizquel ejected
Omar Vizquel was ejected for arguing from the bench in Tuesday's game against Texas in the top of the fifth inning by home-plate umpire Sam Holbrook.
5/1/2012 | Former top pick Beckham suspended 50 games
Tim Beckham, who was chosen by the Rays with the top overall pick in the 2008 Draft, has been suspended 50 games after testing positive for marijuana for a second time. Marijuana is considered a drug of abuse and a violation under the Minor League drug program.
5/1/2012 | Reed approaching White Sox record for rookie hurler
Addison Reed's 10 straight scoreless appearances, covering 8 1/3 innings, ranks as the third-longest run by a White Sox rookie reliever at a campaign's outset since 1921, according to STATS LLC.
5/1/2012 | Dirks exits game with left hamstring tightness
Tigers outfielder Andy Dirks left Tuesday's game against the Royals in the fourth inning with left hamstring tightness, the same injury that sidelined him earlier this month.
5/1/2012 | Astros' Schafer sidelined with left oblique strain
Astros center fielder Jordan Schafer, who's approaching a club record for reaching base in the most consecutive games to start a season, was out of the lineup Tuesday against the Mets with what he described as a left oblique strain.
5/1/2012 | Reds' opener vs. Cubs postponed by rain
Tuesday's series opener between the Reds and Cubs was postponed because of rain. No makeup date was announced.
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