Andrew Miller did not want to go on the disabled list and the Indians did not want to make that move with their relief ace, either. Putting the left-hander on the shelf still wound up being the consensus decision on Thursday after the sides discussed the situation in detail.
Kang granted work visa, set to rejoin Pirates
Jung Ho Kang is rejoining the Pirates. The third baseman has been granted a work visa to re-enter the United States, the Pirates announced, and he is expected to rejoin the organization in the coming days.
Acuna hits first homer, leads Braves to win
Ronald Acuna Jr. wowed with his power and impressed with the speed he displayed as he provided a glimpse of his five-tool talents while leading the Braves to a 7-4 win over the Reds on Thursday afternoon at Great American Ball Park.
Kelly loses appeal, to begin 6-game suspension
Right-hander Joe Kelly's appeal of his six-game suspension was denied by Major League Baseball on Thursday. The suspension was upheld and will begin Thursday night when the Red Sox take on the Blue Jays in Toronto.
Dickerson hits walk-off HR after Nova dazzles
Pirates left fielder Corey Dickerson put an end to a tense pitchers' duel on Thursday afternoon at PNC Park, launching his first career walk-off home run to right field and delivering the Bucs a 1-0 victory over the Tigers. Ivan Nova fired eight scoreless innings and struck out five without a walk, but Tigers starter Michael Fulmer was just as stingy as he struck out nine over six scoreless innings.
Votto goes deep for third straight game
After a slow start where he didn't hit much or get on base, Reds first baseman Joey Votto has done both in the past week-plus. And now in the last three games, Votto has found his power as well.
Braves fan snags Acuna's first MLB home run
You've never seen excitement like this.
This is why Bryan Shaw trains with a football
Rockies reliever Bryan Shaw saw his ability to spot pitches leave him for two games during the past week. But the right-hander received help, at least in the way of a gift and some inspiration, from the NFL's Denver Broncos.
Dyson heating up, slugs one into 2nd deck
Jarrod Dyson's bat continued to heat up Thursday as his two-run homer in the first inning helped give the D-backs a 3-0 lead against the Phillies at Citizens Bank Park.
NL West closers find varying degrees of success
National League West teams have taken different approaches to how much they invest in their closer. Here's a look at how the approaches have worked out and what the future holds.
Gant joins Cards; Brebbia optioned to Memphis
The Cardinals recalled right-handed pitcher John Gant from Triple-A Memphis and optioned right-hander John Brebbia to the Redbirds on Thursday.
Hamstring injury won't derail Beltre's season
The ultimate takeaway from Tuesday's Rangers game wasn't Adrian Beltre's amusing tomfoolery. It was what happened six innings later, after Beltre singled to right-center. Right after he hit the ball, he pulled up and grabbed his left hamstring. After the game, the jovial Beltre was gone.
Suarez returns from fractured thumb, in lineup
Cincinnati reinstated Eugenio Suarez from the 10-day disabled list and selected the contract of utility man Rosell Herrera from Triple-A Louisville on Thursday. Outfielder Phillip Ervin and infielder Cliff Pennington were optioned to Louisville in corresponding moves.
Doolittle's high heat more effective than ever
Proposed as a counterattack to the uppercut swing, high heat seems to be catching on. But for Nationals closer Sean Doolittle, few adjustments were needed. Doolittle was firing high heat well before it was in vogue.
Draft class short on shortstops, full of Vandy commits
Shortstop is typically a common position to be taken high in Drafts, but this year's class may not stack up to the talents picked early in recent summers.
Marlins set for boost with return of Prado, Chen
Third baseman Martin Prado and left-hander Wei-Yin Chen are close to being reinstated from the 10-day disabled list, with one or both likely to be active for Miami's series against the Rockies that starts Friday at Marlins Park.
Mariners activate Healy, option Vogelbach
The Mariners activated infielder Ryaon Healy from the DL and optioned infielder Dan Vogelbach on Thursday.
One thing has changed for Darvish -- it's not good
What's behind Yu Darvish's slow start? The good news is that it's not a velocity problem. The bad news is that hitters aren't chasing his putaway pitches, leading to fewer strikeouts and more walks.
Keith Hernandez makes Twitter worthwhile
Let's all be more like Keith.
Best and worst of NL East closers thus far
The messy middle has been quite a challenge for National League East managers this year. Fortunately for the five skippers, the final three outs have been mostly clean.
Wacha fans 8, Cards rake in win over Mets
Michael Wacha reversed some alarming early trends in the Cardinals' 9-1 win over the Mets on Wednesday. The right-hander struck out eight over six strong innings for his fourth consecutive win. Jedd Gyorko led St. Louis' offense with a two-run homer. Mets starter Steven Matz allowed seven runs (three earned) and took the loss.
Rangers' bullpen steals show in finale win
Jesse Chavez, Alex Claudio, Chris Martin and Keone Kela combined for 4 1/3 scoreless innings and the Rangers held off the Athletics for a 4-2 victory on Wednesday night. Khris Davis' two-run homer in the 3rd scored Oakland's lone runs.
Rojas leads Miami with HR vs. Kershaw, old team
Miguel Rojas hit a three-run home run in the fifth inning against Dodgers ace -- and former teammate -- Clayton Kershaw to get the scoring started in the Marlins' 8-6 victory Wednesday. Rojas, a one-time Dodger, made a key play in Kershaw's June 18, 2014 no-hitter.
8 is great: Crew's win streak continues in KC
The Brewers' win streak is at eight thanks to a four-run fourth inning and 3 1/3 scoreless innings from their bullpen. Travis Shaw's RBI double sparked the big fourth inning, while Jesus Aguilar added two RBIs. Jhoulys Chacin threw 5 2/3 solid innings for Milwaukee, while Jason Hammel was otherwise solid outside of the fourth inning over 6 2/3. Dan Jennings, Jacob Barnes, Josh Hader and Taylor Williams all pitched in relief for the Brewers.
Osuna's homer powers Bucs to twin-bill split
Jose Osuna, the 26th man, crushed a three-run homer in his first Major League at-bat of the season to support Chad Kuhl's solid six-inning start as the Pirates ended a five-game skid with a split of the doubleheader. Leonys Martin homered in both ends of the twin bill, adding a two-run jack in the nightcap for the Tigers.
Kershaw ties career high with 6 walks in loss
Dodgers starter Clayton Kershaw tied a career high with six walks and also allowed one home run in his team's 8-6 loss to the Miami Marlins on Wednesday.
Acuna's 1st hit, insane speed key Braves' win
The highly anticipated Major League debut of MLB Pipeline's No. 2 overall prospect Ronald Acuna Jr. is in the books. Acuna was in the Braves' lineup Wednesday vs. the Reds and left-hander Brandon Finnegan. Batting sixth and playing left field, Acuna went 1-for-5 with a single and a run scored.
Wednesday's top prospect performers
Here's MLB Pipeline's roundup of the top prospect performances in the Minor Leagues on Wednesday.
Venters, after 3 TJ surgeries, pitches for Rays
Left-hander Jonny Venters last pitched in the big leagues on Oct. 3, 2012. Nearly six seasons later, the 33-year-old is back.
Bizarre accident leads to head laceration for Pham
A day after returning to the lineup following a minor groin injury, Tommy Pham exited after one at-bat.
Red-hot Didi homers in 4th straight as Yanks win
Could Didi Gregorius be any hotter? The Yankees' shortstop homered for the fourth consecutive game on Wednesday, mashing a third-inning solo drive into the right-field seats off Twins right-hander Lance Lynn.
These are the worst no-hitters in baseball history
We thought it would be fun for this Throwback Thursday to look at ... the worst no-hitters ever thrown. Here's the caveat: There is no such thing as a bad no-hitter, but some are better than others. We are so used to lists of the best-pitched no-hitters in baseball history. Well, what about the roughest ones?
Rays' offense still sizzling in 5th straight win
The Rays continued their recent hot hitting and extended their winning streak to five with an 8-4 victory over the Orioles and former Tampa Bay starter Alex Cobb on Wednesday night.
Austin, Didi power Yanks to 5th straight win
Didi Gregorius continued to swing one of the hottest bats in the game, and Tyler Austin crushed a three-run homer before making a terrific sliding catch in the late innings, helping to lead the Yankees to their fifth consecutive victory, a 7-4 decision over the Twins on Wednesday evening at Yankee Stadium. Miguel Sano hit a two-run homer off Sonny Gray in the first inning, the hardest-hit homer of his career with a 114.6-mph exit velocity per Statcast, but Minnesota dropped its sixth straight.
The Yankees and Twins played in the first great fog game of 2018 and the photos were outstanding
Where is the ball? Where is the second baseman?
Arrieta defeats Greinke in Cy Young showdown
Jake Arrieta battled Arizona ace Zack Greinke in a matchup between former Cy Young Award winners, keeping the score close until Aaron Altherr's three-run home run in the sixth inning gave the Phillies the lead in a 5-3 victory.
Mookie mashes 2 homers, ends Boston's skid
It was Mookie Betts who got the Red Sox off to a roaring start on this road trip with his big bat. So it's only fitting that as the three-city journey starts to wind down, it was Betts who lifted his team off the mat from a three-game losing streak.
Albies, Acuna, Camargo push Braves past Reds
Ronald Acuna Jr. might have drawn most of the attention in Wednesday's 5-4 Braves win at Great American Ball Park, but he wasn't the only young Braves player to excite: Ozzie Albies hit his seventh homer and Johan Camargo drove in two runs -- including the go-ahead run in the 9th -- offsetting Joey Votto's second homer in as many nights.
Three homers back Bauer as Tribe tops Cubs
The Indians keep waiting for their lineup to wake from its April slumber. On Wednesday night, there were signs of life in the form of three home runs, providing just enough support for another strong showing from Trevor Bauer. In a 4-1 victory at Progressive Field, Francisco Lindor, Edwin Encarnacion and Brandon Guyer delivered solo shots off Cubs lefty Jon Lester. With the win, Cleveland and Chicago split the quick two-game series between the 2016 World Series combatants.
Miller exits with hamstring tightness, to get MRI
Andrew Miller grabbed at the back of his left leg on Wednesday night and Indians fans held their collective breath. They can exhale a little for the time being. In the seventh inning of Cleveland's 4-1 victory over the Cubs, Miller exited his outing after only two pitches due to tightness in his left hamstring. Manager Terry Francona noted that the relief ace would undergo an MRI exam on Thursday morning, and the initial hope is that the injury is not serious.
Ender Inciarte didn't deke everybody on his game-ending catch, even though it really looked like he did
He had a laugh about it afterward.
Sano takes Gray deep for his hardest-hit HR
Twins third baseman Miguel Sano connected on the hardest-hit homer of his career in the first inning of Minnesota's 7-4 loss to the Yankees on Wednesday, crushing a two-run shot off right-hander Sonny Gray that had an exit velocity of 114.6 mph, per Statcast™.
Javy Baez narrowly beat out an infield single and playfully taunted Francisco Lindor afterward
Not this time, Mr. Smile.
Staub's life celebrated, remembered in NYC
They came out of the rain on Fifth Avenue and out of the '60s and '70s and '80s and up the steps and into St. Patrick's Cathedral to say goodbye to Rusty Staub, who became a prince of his city, who was not just a baseball star in New York, but a hero to the families of cops and firemen long before Sept. 11, 2001. This was a day, then, almost a month exactly after Rusty's death, about a life well lived.
Ronald Guzman and Drew Robinson made a slick, barehanded 3-4-3 putout after a wild deflection
Nats' offense awakens in big way by the Bay
The Nationals set season highs in runs and hits (18) as they snapped a four-game losing streak and a team-wide offensive slump. Trea Turner had five hits, Andrew Stevenson plated four on four hits and Matt Adams homered and finished with six RBIs. Max Scherzer struck out 10. Nick Hundley and Pablo Sandoval hit RBI doubles for San Francisco.
Day after relief debut, Harvey declines to speak
Matt Harvey doubled down on his refusal to talk to media members Wednesday, swearing as a group of reporters questioned him at Busch Stadium. A day after making his first relief appearance of the season, Harvey laughed when the group walked up to his locker seeking comment.
A fan caught a foul ball but lost all of his popcorn in the process
The popcorn wasn't ready.
Verlander (9 K's) electric as Astros best Angels
Justin Verlander allowed two runs and four hits while striking out nine batters over seven innings to remain unbeaten with the Astros in the regular season in a 5-2 win over the Angels on Wednesday afternoon at MInute Maid Park. Verlander (4-0) retired 20 of the first 21 batters he faced before Albert Pujols hit a line-drive homer into the left-field seats with two outs in the seventh for his 2,994th career hit. Jose Altuve contributed his first homer of the season for Houston.
Will Senzel be next phenom to debut?
The Braves made big news on Wednesday by calling up left fielder Ronald Acuna, their No. 1 prospect and the second-best prospect in baseball, according to MLB Pipeline. For those who follow the Reds, it raises the question: When will it be time for infielder Nick Senzel to be called up from Triple-A Louisville?
Hot wire: 10 players to add in Yahoo fantasy leagues
Do you need an impact arm or bat that can give your fantasy team a boost? Whether you're looking for an injury replacement or someone to stash on your bench, the fantasy waiver wire has a plug or long-term fix to pick up today. The following 10 players are sitting on waivers in many leagues and are ready to help your team in Yahoo Sports Fantasy Baseball, the Official Commissioner Game of MLB.
Leonys Martin fouls one off groin, then homers
He went down, but he got up again.
Jose Altuve hit his first homer of 2018 and got the dugout silent treatment … and he loved it
Good form, Jose.
Longest home runs for every MLB team
The launch of Statcast has given us a whole new tool to answer the age-old question: "How far did that home run go?" Here's a look at the longest homers hit by each of the 30 MLB clubs since Statcast began tracking home run distances at the start of the 2015 season.
LIVE: Watch D-backs-Phils on Facebook
MLB and Facebook's partnership continues today with an afternoon matchup between the D-backs and Phillies in Philadelphia, the fourth of 25 exclusive streaming broadcasts scheduled for 2018.
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