6/9/2012 | MLB.com Stars of the Game: Fri., June 8, 2012
Each day, MLB.com selects one player from each game whose performance stands out.
6/9/2012 | MLB Notebook: Mariners team up for history
Kevin Millwood and five Seattle relievers teamed up Friday for the 10th combined no-hitter in big league history, and just the second to involve as many as six pitchers.
6/9/2012 | Cardinals come to terms with 27 Draft picks
The Cardinals announced Saturday that they have come to terms with 27 of their selections from the 2012 First-Year Player Draft, including supplemental first-round picks Patrick Wisdom and Steve Bean.
6/9/2012 | O's elect to option Gonzalez; Arrieta to 'pen
As expected, the Orioles recalled right-hander Tommy Hunter from Triple-A Norfolk to start Saturday's game, while optioning right-handed reliever Miguel Gonzalez to Norfolk and moving struggling starter Jake Arrieta to the bullpen.
6/9/2012 | Back from injuries, Mauer, Span return to lineup
Catcher Joe Mauer and center fielder Denard Span both returned to the Twins' lineup on Saturday against the Cubs.
6/9/2012 | All-Star Game will leave Lasting Legacy in KC
As host city for the 2012 All-Star, Kansas City will benefit from multiple community projects aimed at leaving a lasting impression on the area long after the Midsummer Classic is over.
6/9/2012 | Votto swinging red-hot bat over past few weeks
Joey Votto has a career-best 15-game hitting streak, but the numbers inside the streak are even more impressive.
6/9/2012 | Frazier returns to Reds' lineup Saturday
Reds third baseman Todd Frazier was scratched from Friday's lineup because of back spasms.
6/9/2012 | Bray set to begin rehab assignment for Reds
Left-handed reliever Bill Bray has been on the disabled list since April 24 because of left groin and back injuries.
6/9/2012 | Byrd designated for assignment by Red Sox
Marlon Byrd became the odd man out in the outfield, and the Red Sox designated him for assignment on Saturday to open a roster spot for right-hander Daisuke Matsuzaka, who was activated from the 60-day disabled list to start against the Nationals.
6/9/2012 | Francis looking to revive career with Rox
Left-hander Jeff Francis was one of the few pitchers drafted and developed by the Rockies who became a solid winner. Now, he has a chance to join another group of pitchers who found success pitching at Coors Field.
6/9/2012 | Red Sox's Crawford learning new throwing motion
Carl Crawford has started a throwing program, the next step in his return from offseason wrist surgery and a UCL sprain in his left elbow. The injured outfielder threw from 60 feet before Saturday's game vs. the Nationals for the second straight day.
6/9/2012 | Rockies designate Rogers for assignment
The Rockies finally stopped the roller-coaster ride that is right-hander Esmil Rogers by designating him for assignment to clear a spot for veteran pitcher Jeff Francis. Francis made his signing with the club official so he could start Saturday afternoon's game against the Angels.
6/9/2012 | Jackson returns to Tigers lineup from DL
Austin Jackson sat in the visiting clubhouse at Great American Ball Park with a look of somebody who was happy at long last to get back to playing.
6/9/2012 | Ailing Ramirez picking spots to run hard
Brewers third baseman Aramis Ramirez is playing at less than 100 percent, still slowed by a quadriceps strain. But at least he's playing.
6/9/2012 | Astros' Martinez to seven-day DL; Downs recalled
Matt Downs returned to the Astros from Triple-A Oklahoma City, while outfielder Fernando Martinez went on the seven-day disabled list with concussion-like symptoms.
6/9/2012 | Facing two surgeries, Contreras not yet done
Jose Contreras, who is on the disabled list with a strained right elbow, talked about surgery and a possible comeback.
6/9/2012 | Phillies attempt to bolster 'pen with Rosenberg
B.J. Rosenberg was thrown into the fire immediately after being called up Saturday, allowing a walk and a walk-off homer in the 12th inning of the Phillies' 6-4 loss to the Orioles.
6/9/2012 | Astros' Johnson out with flu-like symptoms
Third baseman Chris Johnson is back in the clubhouse, but not in the starting lineup, after experiencing flu-like symptoms that forced him out of Friday's 8-3 win in the sixth inning.
6/9/2012 | Roenicke disagrees with rule book
If Brewers manager Ron Roenicke were Commissioner for a day, he would change the way official scorers account for hits that bounce past a diving defender.
6/9/2012 | Twins club Cubs as Diamond cruises
Minnesota's lineup batted around and scored six runs on seven hits in the fourth, paving the way for an 11-3 win over Chicago at Target Field.
6/9/2012 | Micah Owings makes rehab start -- at first base
Padres pitcher Micah Owings, who is on the 60-day disabled list with a right forearm strain, made a rehab start for Triple-A Tucson on Friday. But the right-hander wasn't on the mound, instead getting the start at first base.
6/9/2012 | White Sox's Viciedo out, will not play third
Dayan Viciedo exited Friday night's 8-3 loss to the Astros due to cramping in both hamstrings, and he was out of Saturday afternoon's lineup as well. The move was more about the White Sox being extra cautious with the outfielder, whose 24 RBIs since May 14 lead the American League.
6/9/2012 | White Sox's John Danks to begin rehab work
John Danks threw another pain-free, successful bullpen on Saturday, and will test his left-shoulder strain on Tuesday in a Minor League rehab start for Triple-A Charlotte in Columbus.
6/9/2012 | Will Venable back in starting lineup
Will Venable played for the Padres on Saturday for the first time since he strained his right oblique Sunday against the D-backs. The outfielder started in right and led off for the Friars.
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