Reds outfielder is going to fill in at first while Joey Votto tries to heal

CINCINNATI - Four hours before the first pitch, right fielder Jay Bruce was taking ground balls at a position he hasn't played since high school.The Reds are making a big switch to get...

Augusta GreenJackets' duo is too much for Rome Braves

...touching 98 in the first inning. The pitch maintained heavy sink that resulted in nine ground balls, many weakly hit to fielders.Mella's curveball and changeup were consistently the best he's thrown at home this season. Both flashed better than...

Phillies' time at the top all but a distant memory

...last year. Third baseman Cody Asche is injured and center fielder Ben Revere isn't doing his job.Executing fundamentals has...take a proper lead from third base with Howard batting and the fielders shifted way over to the right in the eighth inning of a game...

Greenville Drive pitcher Trey Ball shows strength in loss to Augusta GreenJackets

...overall pitcher."With the game tied at 5, GreenJackets right fielder Cristian Paulino provided the big blow in the sixth on a two-run...lead. Augusta added three insurance runs in the eighth on a fielder's choice, error and wild pitch.Despite 10 runs, the GreenJackets...

GreenJackets' balanced lineup should produce its share of wins

While defense likely will be the strength of the Augusta GreenJackets, the lineup appears balanced enough that the fielders and pitchers won't have to carry the entire load.Lake Olmstead Stadium is known as one of the most extreme run-suppressing...

MLB's neighborhood review rule grows more confusing

...confusion than actually helps, something must be done to clarify the rule. In the ninth inning Monday, New York Mets center fielder Juan Lagares bunted with a runner on first and no outs. Atlanta Braves third baseman Chris Johnson fielded the hard-hit...

Week in review

Sunday baseball: Former left fielders Jim Rice and Rickey Henderson were inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame, along with the late Joe Gordon. Mr. Rice...

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Pahucki, Jackets survive rains, Suns

Sweltering summer days make pitchers such as David Pahucki popular with both fielders and umpires alike. The Augusta GreenJackets' right-hander doesn't waste time on the mound, and Sunday, he made quick work...

End to slumps delayed by rain

...recharge their slumping right fielders. The scheduled game between...Bobby Cox did not have right fielder Jeff Francoeur in his starting...leadoff hitter and starting right fielder Tuesday. Omar Infante, hitting...Piniella, meanwhile, had right fielder Kosuke Fukudome in his lineup...

Braves notes: Boone is not troubled by slow start at plate

...Bret Boone is off to a slow start, but he knows better. The second baseman has hit a half-dozen balls hard, but right at fielders, so he's not concerned about his .167 average and no RBI. In fact, he's pleased by his patient approach at the plate...