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When Mike Rizzo and Dusty Baker called Mark Melancon on Saturday from the visiting clubhouse at AT&T Park, one thing that impressed them right away about their new All-Star closer is that he planned to immediately check in with Jonathan Papelbon.…JANIE McCAULEY (AP Baseball Writer)
Aroldis Chapman's famous fastball wasn't good enough to retire Leonys Martin. Martin hit a go-ahead, two-run double off new Cubs closer in the eighth inning, lifting the Seattle Mariners over Chicago 4-1 Saturday. Wade Miley (7-8) took a no-hit…MIKE CRANSTON (Associated Press)
Hall of Fame catcher Mike Piazza has gotten his No. 31 retired by the New York Mets in a pregame ceremony at Citi Field. The half-hour tribute Saturday night included his parents, family members, former teammates, friends and a lot of chants and…BEN WALKER (AP Baseball Writer)
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Giants right fielder Hunter Pence was activated Saturday and in the starting lineup against the Nationals after missing 48 games with a strained right hamstring that required surgery.
The Mets put infielder Jose Reyes on the 15-day disabled list Saturday because of a strain in his left ribcage and filled the roster spot by signing free agent outfielder Justin Ruggiano. ''Here I am,'' the Mets newcomer said. Reyes hurt himself…