Eyeing a quick and uncomplicated move to replace injured first baseman Lucas Duda, the Mets acquired veteran James Loney from the Padres on Saturday for cash considerations. Loney will become the left-handed half of a first-base platoon until Duda returns from the disabled list in late June at the earliest.
Padres reliever Matt Thornton made the club’s Opening Day roster only to injure his left Achilles before appearing in a game. On Saturday, the Padres activated him from the disabled list, following a rehab from Achilles tendinitis that lasted nearly eight weeks.
Three games into a four-game visit to Washington, and Cardinals pitchers have shown no fear of Nationals slugger Bryce Harper: The man who leads the Majors in walks (48) and intentional walks (13) but has yet to draw a free pass this series.
Adam Wainwright helped himself with the bat and withstood a Nationals home run charge as the Cardinals won, 9-4, Saturday night at Nationals Park.
Daniel Murphy put himself in the Nationals’ record books Saturday night with his 41st hit in May, a club record for one month.
Seven months later, the ill will of last year’s postseason spilled back onto the field. Mets pitcher Noah Syndergaard was ejected in the third inning of Saturday’s 9-1 loss to Los Angeles for throwing behind the back of Dodgers second baseman Chase Utley, who broke Ruben Tejada’s leg with a takeout slide in National League […]
Marlins reliever Bryan Morris will have a better idea if he needs surgery or not after consulting with a team physician on Tuesday. The right-hander, on the disabled list since Thursday with a lumbar disc herniation, is prepared to do what is best for his long-term future.
At last, the Braves have enjoyed back-to-back success at home. Gordon Beckham belted a three-run homer, while Nick Markakis drove in two runs on Saturday to push Atlanta to a 7-2 win over the Marlins at Turner Field.
Free passes are taking their toll, and three of the four walks issued on Saturday afternoon came back to haunt the Marlins in their 7-2 loss to the Braves at Turner Field.
The Rockies will have their hands full Sunday against the Giants, facing a pitcher they’ve historically had trouble against in Johnny Cueto. The right-hander comes into Colorado with an 18 1/3-inning scoreless streak against the team.
Hoping that Matt Cain’s recent progress has not been derailed, the Giants placed the right-hander on the 15-day disabled list Saturday with a strained right hamstring and recalled right-hander Chris Stratton from Triple-A Sacramento to replenish the pitching staff.