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Atkins addresses injuries, struggling Stroman
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Blue Jays general manager Ross Atkins participated in the annual Jays Care Golf Classic at RattleSnake Point Golf Club on Monday and spoke on a number of topics regarding the team’s season.

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Middle of order comes up big for Astros
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The middle of the Astros’ order came up big Monday in a win over the Angels, as Jose Altuve and Carlos Correa each hit home runs and Colby Rasmus and Carlos Gomez each had three hits.

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Astros' offense torments Angels in opener
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The Astros scored six runs over the first three innings, getting three home runs, en route to a victory over the Angels in the opening game of a three-game series.

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Lucky 7: Fister keeps rolling for Astros
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Doug Fister allowed two runs over seven inning Monday to beat the Angels for his seventh-consecutive victory.

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Angel Pagan can't squeeze crucial homer, punishes his glove
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It’s been said that a good craftsmen never blame his tools — but that good craftsmen probably hasn’t had the same moment of disappointment that San Francisco Giants outfielder Angel Pagan had Monday night. [Join a Yahoo Daily Fantasy Baseball contest now] In the fifth inning of a 0-0 game, Pagan bolted to the left-field […]

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'Nuns' enjoy baseball, beer in Philadelphia
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If you belong to the Church of Baseball, then perhaps you should seek the council of this particular convent. A group of “nuns” were spotted spending their Monday afternoon at Citizens Bank Park enjoying the Phillies take on the Diamondbacks, cold beverage in hand and all. They documented the afternoon by grabbing some selfies, ensuring […]

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Rusney Castillo clears waivers, assigned to minors
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Boston Red Sox outfielder Rusney Castillo has cleared waivers and was outrighted off the club’s major-league roster, the team announced Monday. The demotion marks yet another crushing blow to Castillo's disappointing Red Sox career, which began in August 2014 when the highly touted Cuban was lured to Boston with a $72.5-million deal. Given the massive […]

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Report: Taijuan Walker sent for MRI on foot
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The Seattle Mariners got some bad news about one of their better pitchers, as right-hander Taijuan Walker will leave the team and return to Seattle for an MRI on his injured right foot, according to Ryan Divish of the Seattle Times. Walker left Sunday’s start in Boston after throwing five shutout innings while striking out […]

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RHPs Kelly, Lemond advance in Padres' system
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Right-handed starter Michael Kelly was promoted from Double-A San Antonio to Triple-A El Paso and right-handed starter Zech Lemond moved from high Single-A Lake Elsinore to San Antonio. In a corresponding move, right-handed starter Fabio Castillo was released at El Paso.

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Spangenberg taking next step in recovery
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Padres second baseman Cory Spangenberg did bunting drills Sunday morning, and while his movement was limited during the workout, that is expected to change soon. Manager Andy Green said that Spangenberg is scheduled to start running on a treadmill during San Diego’s road trip to Baltimore and Cincinnati.

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Fresh off strong start, Perdomo tries to tame O's
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Coming off their best starts of the season, the Padres’ Luis Perdomo and the Orioles’ Tyler Wilson will look to continue that progress Tuesday as the righties match up in the opener of a two-game Interleague series at Camden Yards.

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Maddon has Cubs more selective in shifting
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In 2010, the defensive shift was employed 2,400 times in the big leagues. In 2015, that number skyrocketed to more than 18,000. But Joe Maddon, now in his second season with the Cubs, is no longer leading the charge.

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