Jason Kipnis: Shaved heads a 'team thing'
Indians players and coaches shaved their heads in support of Mike Aviles' 4-year-old daughter who was diagnosed with leukemia. "It means a lot for me," said Aviles, who returned May 18 after a week and a half on the family emergency list. "It's kind of cool when you have your whole team on your side."
Mike Trout: I'll never skip All-Star Game
The Angels star said if he was selected, he would always attend: "You play baseball to win a championship, but there are things that come along with that. For me, it's a special honor."
Pittsburgh Pirates @pittsburghpirates
Patience, friends its almost game time. #Bucs
St. John's Basketball @stjohnsbball
"Good morning and welcome to Yankee Stadium!" Coach Mullin will throw out today's first pitch before the Yankees square off with the Royals #SJUBB
Fact or Fiction with Buster Olney
Olney believes it's fiction that the Astros will make the playoffs, unless they upgrade their rotation. Clayton Kershaw winning another NL Cy Young though?
Olney: A-Rod should manage Marlins
Buster Olney: "[Marlins owner Jeffrey] Loria likes splashy solutions, like hiring the loud and profane Ozzie Guillen, like hiring a former Yankee in Girardi. There could be no option that would draw more attention than the hiring of Alex Rodriguez." A good fit (Insider)
Adam Rubin @AdamRubinESPN
Asked if Harvey was most difficult to convince about merits of 6-man rotation, Dan Warthen said: "Even the sixth man was tough to convince."
Detroit Tigers @tigers
LHP Kyle Ryan will be recalled from Triple A Toledo prior to today's game. Today's starter will remain TBA.
Braves just what Kershaw needed
In his past 3 starts against them, Clayton Kershaw has struck out 29 batters without walking anyone and has an ERA of just 1.17. He's gone at least 7 innings and struck out at least 9 in all 3 of those starts.
Avisail Garcia nursing sore right knee
The White Sox OF will likely miss the rest of the series against Toronto with the injury. Manager Robin Ventura hopes Garcia can stay off the DL: "As of right now, we're going to see if we can get him off the turf and give him a few days of not doing anything here and see how he looks when we got to Baltimore."
Dodgers trade Uribe to Braves
Juan Uribe was told he'd been traded to the Braves on Tuesday night. Upon hearing the news, Adrian Gonzalez told reporters, "I’m not going to be able to charge room service to his room anymore.” Pending MLB approval
BBTN's Tuesday Web Gem
Another day, another player trying to dethrone Alex Gordon's leaping catch into the stands. Can Will Venable's catch, which robbed Mike Trout of a HR, unseat the 26-time Reigning Web Gems winner?
Adam Rubin @AdamRubinESPN
Terry Collins turns 66 today. ... Todd Hundley is 46.