The St. Louis Cardinals addressed a pitching shortage Wednesday that dates to spring training, acquiring right-hander Edwin Jackson in a three-team trade that cost them starting center fielder Colby Rasmus.
The Washington Nationals made their first trade deadline deal of the 2011 season Tuesday night, getting the right-handed power bat they'd been looking for to augment their predominantly left-handed bench in outfielder Jonny Gomes from the Cincinnati Reds. In order to acquire Gomes, along with cash, the Nationals parted with two minor leaguers: outfielder Bill Rhinehart and left-hander Chris Manno.
The Cincinnati Reds placed third baseman Scott Rolen on the 15-day disabled list Friday with a strained left shoulder.
Cardinals shortstop Ryan Theriot was ejected for vehemently arguing a call at second base.
When Democrats and Republicans face off in the Congressional Baseball Game on Thursday, the nation's elected representatives will raise revenue to promote social welfare — without taxing or spending. The annual charity event last year attracted more than 7,000 fans and raised nearly $200,000 for the Washington Literacy Council and the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Washington.
Milwaukee Brewers left fielder Ryan Braun is unsure if he'll be able to play in Tuesday's All-Star game after he was out of the starting lineup for the seventh straight game with a strained left calf.
Don Campbell has attended 600 Dayton Dragons games, cheering on the Class A team from a front-row seat next to the home dugout. He knows what to expect.
Less than 48 hours after Jim Riggleman abruptly resigned his post as the Nationals manager Thursday afternoon, the team has likely found his replacement, at least for the remainder of the 2011 season, in Davey Johnson.
For three years, John McLaren has waited for his next opportunity to manage a major league team. Friday, he'll get that chance — but it likely will be a short-lived tenure.