The challenge for Rockies left-handed reliever Rex Brothers on Wednesday was to treat the first closing opportunity of his career like any other game.
Double-A Tennessee will join outfielder Ty Wright in his efforts to raise funds for the victims. The Smokies will hold several events throughout the current homestand with proceeds going to the American Red Cross relief efforts for the Oklahoma tornado victims.
D-backs outfielder Adam Eaton does not have any structural damage in his left elbow, an MRI taken Wednesday revealed.
Aaron Miller, the Dodgers' first-round sandwich pick in the 2009 First-Year Player Draft as a left-handed pitcher, has been moved from the mound to the outfield.
By the time Dave Righetti's active Major League playing career ended in 1995, closers usually pitched only a ballgame's final inning. But Righetti routinely was asked to do much more than that as the New York Yankees' bullpen ace from 1984-90. It was common for him to work as many as three innings, occasionally longer, in pursuit of a save.