NL West News and Rumors
Giants Win Protest, Rain-Shortened Game to Resumenytimes.com 31 minutes agoThe San Francisco Giants have won their protest filed with Major League Baseball, and will now get to resume a rain-shortened game the Chicago Cubs thought they had won.Upvote Share TweetThough there was a lot of anger and frustration being vented by the San Francisco Giants late Tuesday night into early Wednesday morning, few expected their official protest of the unbelievable tarp incident at Wrigley Field to actually pay off. Less th…Upvote Share Tweet
Bids escalating for Cuban defector CastilloESPN.com 5 hours agoAs the pursuit of Cuban outfielder Rusney Castillo reaches its final days, several clubs told ESPN.com on Wednesday that they believe the Red Sox, Tigers, Phillies, Yanks and Giants have emerged as the likely finalists in a rapidly escalating bidding wa…Upvote Share Tweet
Pipeline preview: Frisco, San Antonio set for battleMLB.com 10 hours agoTop prospect from the Rangers' and Padres' organizations will meet in Texas League matchup on Wednesday when Joey Gallo and Double-A Frisco take on Austin Hedges and San Antonio.Upvote Share Tweet
CarGo might miss start of spring trainingESPN.com 11 hours agoColorado Rockies outfielder Carlos Gonzalez may miss the start of spring training after having surgery on his left knee to repair a torn patella tendon and to have a bursa sac removed.Upvote Share Tweet
Dodgers cut down runner at third to seal winMLB.com 17 hours agoFirst baseman Adrian Gonzalez cut off a throw from center fielder Yasiel Puig, saw the Padres' Abraham Almonte rounding third base aggressively and fired to Miguel Rojas for a tag play that -- after a review -- finalized the Dodgers' 8-6 win Tuesday nig…Upvote Share Tweet
Dodgers Beat Padres 8-6 to End 3-Game Skidnytimes.com 19 hours agoJustin Turner drove in two runs and scored another pair, helping rally the Los Angeles Dodgers to an 8-6 win over the San Diego Padres on Tuesday night that snapped a three-game skid.Upvote Share TweetMLB.com 19 hours agoThe Dodgers avoided their first four-game losing streak of the year Tuesday night, rallying from three runs down to beat the resurgent Padres, 8-6.Upvote Share Tweet
Infante Has 3 Doubles to Lead Royals Past Rockiesnytimes.com 20 hours agoOmar Infante had three doubles and drove in four runs to help the streaking Kansas City Royals beat the Colorado Rockies 7-4 on Tuesday night.Upvote Share Tweet
Diamondbacks Drop 4th Straight, Fall 8-1 to Natsnytimes.com 21 hours agoChase Anderson has been one of the few consistent bright spots for the Arizona Diamondbacks this season. The rookie right-hander had only one bad outing in his first 15 major league starts.Upvote Share TweetAfter three straight walk-offs, the Washington Nationals went for a cakewalk instead, scoring six runs in the third inning Tuesday night as they ran their winning streak to eight games with an 8-1 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks.Upvote Share Tweet
Giants worry as C Sanchez concussed againESPN.com 22 hours agoSan Francisco Giants catcher Hector Sanchez might miss the remainder of the season after suffering a second concussion in a matter of weeks, and as general manager Brian Sabien told reporters, "he should be very concerned."Upvote Share Tweet
Cashner to return from DL for Arizona seriesMLB.com 22 hours agoPadres right-hander Andrew Cashner, who is on his second lengthy DL stint of the season, will be reinstated this weekend in Arizona.Upvote Share Tweet
Rockies win challenge on steal of thirdMLB.com 22 hours agoRockies manager Walt Weiss challenged Nori Aoki's apparent steal of third and umpires quickly overturned third-base umpire Laz Diaz's safe call.Upvote Share Tweet
Ryu playing catch, no timetable for returnMLB.com 23 hours agoDodgers left-hander Hyun-Jin Ryu played catch before Tuesday's series opener with the Padres, testing out his strained right gluteus on the day he was originally scheduled to start.Upvote Share Tweet
Arruebarrena recalled, in lineup at shortstopMLB.com 23 hours agoThe Dodgers recalled Erisbel Arruebarrena from Triple-A Albuquerque on Tuesday and immediately inserted him at shortstop -- a position where he's proven defensively capable and where manager Don Mattingly thinks he can provide an offensive boost. The cl…Upvote Share TweetNew Padres general manager A.J. Preller has made his first official hire, as he's bringing renowned scout and longtime friend Don Welke with him from the Rangers.Upvote Share Tweet
If something's wrong with Wright, Mets can relaxMLB.com Aug 19 (yesterday)To some degree and in a strange way, the Mets can relax. David Wright is hurting and was hurting even before Dan Straily's pitch bruised his already bruised left rotator cuff. With road series against the A's and Dodgers next on the Mets' agenda, pain i…Upvote Share Tweet
Puig Slams Helmet, Shows Off ReflexesAug 20Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig slams his helmet in the dugout, then uses lightning-quick reflexes to catch the errant rebound.
Nationals Cruise Past DiamondbacksAug 19The Nationals topped the Diamondbacks 8-1 for their eighth straight win.
Dodgers Snap SlideAug 19The Dodgers snapped a three-game slide with an 8-6 win over the Padres.
Infante, Royals Win Third StraightAug 19Omar Infante drove in four runs in the Royals' 7-4 win over the Rockies.
Rose late scratch for Team USA's exhibitionAug 20Chicago Bulls star Derrick Rose was a last-minute scratch Wednesday night from Team USA's exhibition game against the Dominican Republic at Madison Square Garden.
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Derrick Rose sits out practice but will play in Team USA's next exhibition…Aug 19Derrick Rose sat out his second consecutive day of practice Tuesday but is still expected to play for Team USA in its exhibition game Wednesday night against the Dominican Republic at Madison Square Garden.
Browns QB? Flip a CoinAug 19All along, Browns coach Mike Pettine wanted to name a quarterback entering the third week of the preseason. The third game is when all NFL teams play their first units the most all summer. In the case of a new coaching staff such as Cleveland’s, it’s th…