Rays manager Joe Maddon says baseball should give "strong consideration" to changing ground rules at Tropicana Field if Tampa Bay reaches the playoffs.
The numbers on the specially marked balls for Alex Rodriguez's at-bats must be getting up there _ perhaps, uhm, close to say 600.
The NL Central-leading St. Louis Cardinals were the prime players in a three-team trade Saturday, getting pitcher Jake Westbrook from Cleveland and sending outfielder Ryan Ludwick to NL West-leading San Diego.
The injuries to Magglio Ordonez and Carlos Guillen added to a disastrous week for the Detroit Tigers.
Tigers outfielder Magglio Ordonez will miss 6-8 weeks after breaking his right ankle in a game against the Toronto Blue Jays.
Anthony Lerew is not expected to make his next start for the Kansas City Royals after getting injured in Tuesday's loss to the Toronto Blue Jays.
Yunel Escobar hit his first career grand slam during a six-run second inning, and the Toronto Blue Jays cruised past the Baltimore Orioles 10-1 Sunday for a three-game sweep.
Yunel Escobar says he was misunderstood in Atlanta, and Toronto Blue Jays manager Cito Gaston intends to provide his newly acquired shortstop a clean slate in a different city.
Each week, Nationals beat writers Mark Zuckerman and Ben Goessling debate a baseball issue. This week: Who's in more trouble, the Yankees or the Mets?