The Oakland Athletics have activated second baseman Mark Ellis from the 15-day disabled list and optioned slumping first baseman Daric Barton to Triple-A Sacramento.
Oakland Athletics left-hander Brett Anderson will undergo six weeks of rehabilitation on his injured pitching elbow.
Bob Geren realized full well that without regular wins this year his tenure managing the Oakland Athletics would be over.
Austin Booker grew up cheering for the San Francisco Giants and hoping to follow in his father's footsteps as a professional baseball player.
The AL West-leading Texas Rangers replaced hitting coach Thad Bosley only two months into his first season with the team.
Boston Red Sox closer Jonathan Papelbon has been suspended three games for making contact with an umpire.
The $103 million investment the Boston Red Sox made in Daisuke Matsuzaka took another hit Friday when manager Terry Francona said the right-hander probably will need elbow surgery.
The Oakland Athletics had the AL's best pitching last season. They also had one of the league's worst offenses. So both areas figured to even out this year, if only because there was almost no other way to go.
The Boston Red Sox have moved up the starting time of Saturday's game against the Oakland Athletics to 1:10 p.m. so that fans will be able to also watch the Bruins in Game 2 of the Stanley Cup finals.