The Cubs designated Opening Day closer Jose Veras for assignment and placed catcher Welington Castillo on the disabled list with a left rib cage injury, the club announced on Tuesday.
New York Mets catcher Josh Thole landed on the seven-day disabled list Tuesday with a concussion, a day after receiving a blow to the head from the Philadelphia Phillies' Ty Wigginton on a play at the home plate.
AJ Mass looks at the best options for the first week of Segment 2 of Baseball Challenge.
Pop singer Jesse McCartney's New York sports affiliations were forged as a youngster while watching games with his father.
The Mets have dealt second baseman Kaz Matsui to the Rockies for utility player Eli Marrero.
Albert Pujols homered twice and Eli Marrero and Edgar Renteria drove in three runs apiece as the St. Louis Cardinals rolled to a 13-4 rout of the New York Mets.
Lou Piniella's reason for taking over the Tampa Bay Devil Rays should be accepted at face value, his agent said Saturday.