Attention, Troy Tulowitzki and whomever else is responsible for picking the National League's representatives in next month's Home Run Derby: Giancarlo Stanton wants to make his Derby debut -- finally.
One of the biggest potential chips at the trading deadline, Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Cliff Lee, is on track for a return from the disabled list around the All-Star break, following a bullpen session Tuesday.
Major League Baseball has acknowledged that it incorrectly interpreted the new home-plate collision rules when it overturned an "out" call at the plate on a controversial play in Pittsburgh on Wednesday.
Baseball commissioner Bud Selig wouldn't rule out the possibility of having someone from outside baseball succeed him next year but said Wednesday that his successor has to be someone who understands "the culture" of baseball.
Although Major League Baseball and the players' union continue to discuss possible changes or clarifications to the new home-plate collision rules, union chief Tony Clark told ESPN.com that accomplishing that in-season would be "tough."