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Andrus, Beltre, Desmond need ASG vote help
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The Rangers have the best record in the American League, and second best in the Majors behind the Cubs, but they do not have a single position player in line to start the 2016 All-Star Game, being held on July 12 at San Diego’s Petco Park, after the latest ballot update was released on Tuesday.

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Rangers dedicate Oates Field in West Dallas
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On Tuesday afternoon, the Rangers dedicated Oates Field presented by Papa Johns at the site of the team’s new MLB Youth Academy in West Dallas, honoring the most beloved manager in franchise history, Johnny Oates, who died of a brain tumor in 2004 at age 58.

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Rangers acquire Kubitza from Angels
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The Rangers on Tuesday acquired Kyle Kubitza. Kubitza will take Tom Wilhelmsen’s spot on the 40-man roster and report to Triple-A Round Rock.

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O's recall Drake, outright Janish
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The Orioles recalled right-hander Oliver Drake from Triple-A and outrighted utility infielder Paul Janish to Norfolk before Tuesday’s game, the team announced.

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Seeking ASG start, Cano 2nd among AL 2B
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Robinson Cano remains the Mariners’ best shot at earning a starting spot in the All-Star Game. With a week and a half of voting left, Cano is in second place among American League second basemen. He is in search of one final voting push as he trails the Astros’ Jose Altuve by 602,085 votes.

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Lindor needs All-Star Game voting boost
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It has become a broken record. Another American All-Star Ballot update has been released and once again, no members of the Indians made the cut despite being in first place in the division.

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Tribe relieved by Brantley diagnosis
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While his team is getting ready for Tuesday’s tilt with the Rays, Indians outfielder Michael Brantley flew to Dallas to be reexamined after feeling discomfort in his lower shoulder/bicep. He received a cortisone shot for what the Indians termed right biceps tendinitis.

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Rays recall Franklin from Triple-A Durham
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Infielder Nick Franklin has been recalled from Triple-A Durham, and should be available to play Tuesday night when the Rays meet the Indians for the second game of a three-game series.

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Right hamstring strain forces Pearce to DL
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The Rays placed Steve Pearce on the disabled list on Tuesday with a strained right hamstring, but they did get some good news on outfielder Mikie Mahtook, whose fractured left hand did not require surgery.

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Surging Longoria needs help to reach ASG
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The latest American League All-Star ballot results were released on Tuesday and, amazingly, Rays third baseman Evan Longoria isn’t in the top five among third basemen.

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Archer is ice cream man at Cleveland RBI event
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Chris Archer served it up on Tuesday. Ice cream that is. The Rays right-hander visited with over 100 players from the Cleveland RBI (Reviving Baseball in Inner Cities) and visited the Baseball Heritage Museum at League Park, which was the site of Babe Ruth’s 500th home run in 1929.

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Trout widens lead in All-Star Game voting
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Mike Trout continued to distance himself from the rest of the American League outfielders on Tuesday, when the latest ballot revealed that the Angels’ center fielder had compiled a whopping 2,324,597 fan votes for the All-Star Game.

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