Stephania Bell has injury updates on Clay Buchholz, Roy Oswalt, Stephen Strasburg, Johan Santana and Alex Rodriguez.
It's hard enough to admit when it might be time to walk away, but when a pennant race is a factor, the decision may no longer be your own. John Smoltz might be facing that reality, writes Buster Olney. Plus a tribute to a sportswriting legend.
Boston Red Sox manager Terry Francona has accepted an offer to manage a team of major leaguers on an exhibition tour of Japan in November.