Bill Shaikin of The Los Angeles Times reports that Hanley Ramirez expects to rejoin the team earlier than the proposed mid-May timetable. The struggling Dodgers lineup could use Ramirez right now. Only the Marlins have scored fewer runs this season. Miami batters have combined to hit three home runs this season. Perhaps that will change [...]

Things got a lot hotter in the desert this week when managing partner of the Arizona Diamondbacks Ken Kendrick sounded off on two of his young stars. Stephen Drew is still recovering from an ankle injury sustained last July. Justin Upton, expected to rise to the level of the game’s elite in 2012, has struggled [...]

Wednesday Fantasy Baseball Notes Alex Rodriguez, NYY: Rodriguez hit two home runs in support of Andy Pettitte, who picked up his second win in three starts since returning from retirement. Rodriguez’s home runs were his sixth and seventh of the season, bringing his career total to 636. He hadn’t homered since May 6. Andy Pettitte, [...]