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AL East News and Rumors
McLouth believes he can handle facing leftiesOrioles outfielder Nate McLouth, who has been on an offensive tear, hopes there will come a time this season when he can get some consistent at-bats off left-handed pitching.Share Tweet
O's to promote veteran Garcia for Saturday's startAs expected, the Orioles will promote right-hander Freddy Garcia to make Saturday's start against the Angels.Share Tweet
Gibbons trying to settle on set batting orderBlue Jays manager John Gibbons would like to bring an end to the constant lineup shuffling that went on for the first month of the season and settle on a set batting order.Share Tweet
Madson has scar tissue removed, feels betterOn Thursday, Angels reliever Ryan Madson -- who spent the past week in Arizona getting treatment -- planned to play catch prior to the game against the Orioles.Share TweetShane Victorino missed his seventh consecutive game Thursday, but he should be ready to return to the Red Sox's lineup vs. the Rangers on Friday in a clash featuring two first-place teams.Share TweetJack Morris, a former World Series hero and a Toronto Blue Jays broadcaster, said Thursday that he watched video after Wednesday night's game between the Jays and Red Sox and came away convinced that Boston pitcher Clay Buchholz is throwing a spitball.Share Tweetyahoo.com May 2, 2013After Mike Napoli's baseball-crushing Wednesday for the Boston Red Sox, teammate Dustin Pedroia thought it was time for Napoli to get a nickname. Napoli hit two loooooong home runs - measured at 467 feet and 472, both top five this season, according toShare TweetKANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) Major League Baseball has fined umpire Tom Hallion and Tampa Bay pitchers David Price, Jeremy Hellickson and Matt Moore for their dustup last weekend.Share TweetNEW YORK (AP) Joba Chamberlain is joining the New York Yankees' crowded disabled list.Share TweetTORONTO (AP) -- The Toronto Blue Jays have put pitcher Josh Johnson on the 15-day disabled list because of inflammation in his right triceps and say lefty Ricky Romero will make his season debut this weekend.Share TweetAlex Rodriguez has been cleared to begin baseball activities, and the three-time American League MVP Award winner said he is "really excited" to join the star-studded assortment of rehabbing players at the Yankees' Florida training complex next week.Share Tweet
Davis honored as AL Player of the MonthOrioles first baseman Chris Davis was voted the Budweiser Presents American League Player of the Month for April, following his powerful start to the season.Share Tweet
Johnson lands on DL with triceps inflammationThe Blue Jays placed Josh Johnson on the disabled list Thursday with right triceps inflammation.Share Tweetyahoo.com May 2, 2013A lot of news on the injury front over the past 24 hours, especially pertaining to top of the rotation starting pitchers for teams with high expectations this season. • For the Toronto Blue Jays, the news is actually pretty good for two of their ailingShare Tweet
Cain, Butler supply offense in comeback win over RaysDown by five runs early, Kansas City rallied to a 9-8 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays on Wednesday night at wind-swept Kauffman Stadium. Lorenzo Cain added two runs and two RBIs, and Billy Butler went 3-for-5 with an RBI and a run.Share Tweet
Offensive outburst helps Harang earn first winAaron Harang put to rest some of the doubts he had created over his first weeks as a Mariner by holding the Orioles to four hits and two runs in six innings in Seattle's 8-3 victory Wednesday night.Share Tweet
Red Sox Top Blue JaysMay 2Joel Hanrahan picks up his fourth save of the season as the Red Sox top the Blue Jays for their eighth win in 10 games.
E:60 -- Fenway's KeeperMay 2Buster Olney profiles Fenway Park's director of grounds, David Mellor and tells his incredible journey to Major League Baseball.
Tillman Leads Orioles Past AngelsMay 2Chris Tillman tosses eight scoreless innings to lead the Orioles to a 5-1 win over the Angels.
ESPNBoston.com Daily DownloadMay 2Prim Siripipat recaps the day in Boston sports that saw the Celtics, Bruins and Red Sox all win in last night's action.