- Keith Law, ESPN Insider
We're 20 days away from this year's Rule 4 draft, and virtually nothing is settled at this point, starting with the first overall pick. As always, this is based on my conversations with sources throughout the industry, not my personal rankings of players.
Mark Appel, RHP, Stanford
The Astros' decision is still apparently up in the air, but the general feeling is that they'll take the college arm over the higher-upside, higher-risk outfielder, Byron Buxton … or that they'll take the best player who'll cut a deal below the $7.2 million slot figure and transfer the money to later picks.
Nationals right-hander Stephen Strasburg was taken out of his Tuesday start against the Marlins with an apparent shoulder injury after pitching three innings.
Justin Verlander is trying to stay patient while he recovers from a strained right triceps. It is a difficult task for the right-hander.
Tampa Bay Rays pitcher Alex Cobb has a partial tear of his elbow ligament, but will attempt to pitch through it, according to a report.
Nationals infielder Anthony Rendon will have to wait to resume his minor league rehab stint after being diagnosed with an oblique strain.
General manager Jon Daniels is ready for a more critical look at the last-place Texas Rangers.
The Miami Marlins have released catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia. He was designated for assignment April 27, even though he had nearly two seasons left on the $21 million, three-year deal.
Nick Swisher bounced through the visitors clubhouse at Kauffman Stadium, giddy as a schoolboy, unable contain the smile on his face after seeing his name on the Cleveland lineup card.
Nelson Cruz blasted his major league-leading 14th home run in the Mariners' 3-2 victory over the Angels on Monday. Will the slugger get No. 15 tonight?
Jim Bowden outlines four potential trades for A's starter Scott Kazmir, deals that involve the Cardinals, Dodgers, Red Sox and Giants.
The reigning NL MVP is allowing home runs at a much greater rate this season. Should the Dodgers be concerned about their ace?
This year's draft class is one of the weakest in recent memory, but there's a lot of depth in the middle infield -- starting with a high school shortstop from Florida.
It will take a minor miracle for Red Sox left fielder Hanley Ramirez not to miss extended time after reinjuring his left shoulder on Monday.
San Francisco Giants pitcher Madison Bumgarner tops tonight's list.
Tony Cruz lined a two-run double in the bottom of the seventh to fuel a four-run rally for the Cards, who got a Mark Reynolds grand slam while trailing 5-0 in the first.
Mike Napoli embodies the Boston Red Sox's philosophy of smart, aggressive baserunning, as his ability to take the extra base is strong.
In-season changes at the top aren't easy, but they have paid off on occasion, including a few World Series titles.
The Yankees and Red Sox took aim at each other Sunday night -- a baseball tradition that needs to be ejected from the game.
Kevin Van Valkenburg takes us into the Baltimore you won't see on the news.