Baseball Shots Of The Week – June 3, 2014

1. San Francisco Giants (37-20)
1. San Francisco Giants (37-20)
Mike Morse and Tim Hudson look like great offseason pickups. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)

Giants remain cautious with Matt Cain's strained right hamstring, as he missed his scheduled start over the past weekend.
2. Oakland Athletics (35-22)
2. Oakland Athletics (35-22)
Brandon Moss is quietly one of the better first basemen in the AL. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

A's scored four times in the third inning Sunday leading to a 6-3 win over the Angels, completing a three-game sweep.
3. Milwaukee Brewers (34-23)
3. Milwaukee Brewers (34-23)
Kyle Lohse continues to have a good season. (Photo by Mike McGinnis/Getty Images)

Aramis Ramirez will finish his comeback with a Minor League rehab assignment if club officials asked him to do so.
4. Toronto Blue Jays (34-24)
4. Toronto Blue Jays (34-24)
Edwin Encarnacion is on another level right now. (Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images)

The Blue Jays will enter the MLB Draft with two of the top 11 draft picks this year.
5. Detroit Tigers (31-22)
5. Detroit Tigers (31-22)
Joe Nathan hasn't been as good as the Tigers hoped. (Photo by Greg Fiume/Getty Images)

Max Scherzer strikes out seven Mariners over 6 2/3 innings but he got no run support and the Tigers lost 4-0 to end their West coast road trip.
6. Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim (30-26)
6. Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim (30-26)
It's not common to see a player steal a base between at bats, but that's what Erick Aybar did on Thursday night. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)

The Angels designated left-hander Wade LeBlanc for assignment over the weekend, and called up right-hander Jarrett Grube to take his place on the roster.
7. St. Louis Cardinals (30-27)
7. St. Louis Cardinals (30-27)
Quietly, the Cardinals have been among the teams with the least power production. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)

Yadier Molina continues to hold a substantial lead among catchers in NL All-Star voting.
8. Atlanta Braves (30-25)
8. Atlanta Braves (30-25)
Craig Kimbrel doesn't give up walkoff hits often, especially not to rookies. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

Kimbrel tied John Smoltz atop the Braves' all-time saves list.
9. New York Yankees (29-26)
9. New York Yankees (29-26)
Brian Roberts has rebounded from his poor start. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Yankees Carlos Beltran and Francisco Cervelli each played three innings in an extended spring game as they make their way back from injury.
10. Los Angeles Dodgers (30-28)
10. Los Angeles Dodgers (30-28)
Dee Gordon continues to own a sizable lead in stolen bases. (Photo by Hunter Martin/Getty Images)

Puig has now leaped into the lead in voting for outfielders among the NL All-Stars.
11. Baltimore Orioles (28-27)
11. Baltimore Orioles (28-27)
The Nelson Cruz deal looks like a steal. (Photo by Mike McGinnis/Getty Images)

Nelson Cruz was named the American League Player of the Week on Monday.
12. Miami Marlins (28-27)
12. Miami Marlins (28-27)
Casey McGehee has been a pleasant surprise. (Photo by Chris Trotman/Getty Images)

Miami has reached an agreement on a Minor League contract with the veteran reliever Kevin Gregg, pending completion of his physical.
13. Texas Rangers (29-28)
13. Texas Rangers (29-28)
Joakim Soria has been really good. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)

Yu Darvish struck out 12 over eight scoreless innings against the Nationals.
14. Washington Nationals (27-28)
14. Washington Nationals (27-28)
The Nationals haven't gotten much production from their catcher spot lately. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Bryce Harper has started participating in minor strengthening and flexibility workouts without a brace on for the torn ligament in his left thumb.
15. Chicago White Sox (29-29)
15. Chicago White Sox (29-29)
Alexei Ramirez is having a fantastic season. (Photo by David Banks/Getty Images)

Moises Sierra hit a one-out RBI single in the ninth that allowed the White Sox to beat the Indians 3-2 victory and a three-game sweep.
16. Boston Red Sox (27-29)
16. Boston Red Sox (27-29)
Xander Bogaerts is an on-base machine. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

Stephen Drew played for the Red Sox on Monday night, marking his 2014 debut, since last year's World Series.
17. Kansas City Royals (26-30)
17. Kansas City Royals (26-30)
The James Shields trade rumors have already (sort of) started. (Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images)

Omar Infante hit a two-run single in the 10th inning to give the Royals an 8-6 win over the Blue Jays on Thursday.
18. Minnesota Twins (26-28)
18. Minnesota Twins (26-28)
Aaron Hicks' decision to give up switch-hitting is an interesting experiment. (Photo by Denis Poroy/Getty Images)

Twins scored six runs in the ninth inning, five against closer David Robertson, to beat the Yankees in New York 7-2 on Sunday.
19. Cincinnati Reds (26-29)
19. Cincinnati Reds (26-29)
The Reds can pitch, they just can't hit. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Joey Votto has made good progress with left quadriceps strain and the Reds manager said he could start his rehab this week.
20. Pittsburgh Pirates (26-30)
20. Pittsburgh Pirates (26-30)
Brandon Cumpton is a solid back-end starter. (Photo by Mitchell Layton/Getty Images)

The Pirates traded relief pitcher Bryan Morris to the Marlins for the No. 39 overall selection in the 2014 First-Year Player Draft.
21. Colorado Rockies (28-28)
21. Colorado Rockies (28-28)
Justin Morneau is still hitting well. (Photo by Drew Hallowell/Getty Images)

Rockies third baseman Nolan Arenado learned he will not need surgery to repair his broken left middle finger.
22. Cleveland Indians (27-30)
22. Cleveland Indians (27-30)
Nick Swisher heads to the DL. Hopefully he finds his swing. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Interesting fact, Justin Masterson struck out the side on just nine pitches against the Red Sox. He becomes the first Indian pitcher and the 70th in Major League history to do so.
23. Seattle Mariners (28-28)
23. Seattle Mariners (28-28)
The M's need Robinson Cano to have any semblance of offense. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)

Robinson Cano has moved into first place in fan voting for a starting position at second base on the 2014 American League All-Star team.
24. New York Mets (27-29)
24. New York Mets (27-29)
Jenrry Mejia is taking to the closer's role just fine. (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images)

The Mets placed Juan Lagares on the 15-day disabled list and recalled Matt den Dekker to fill his place.
25. San Diego Padres (26-31)
25. San Diego Padres (26-31)
Not Tim Stauffer's proudest start. (Photo by Norm Hall/Getty Images)

Padres' pitcher Jesse Hahn will make his big league debut on Tuesday against the Pirates.
26. Tampa Bay Rays (23-34)
26. Tampa Bay Rays (23-34)
The Rays just can't get going. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

The Rays lost on Monday night to the Marlins 3-1, which gives them seven straight losses.
27. Philadelphia Phillies (24-30)
27. Philadelphia Phillies (24-30)
Ben Revere hit his first career home run. (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images)

Ryan Howard hit a three-run home run and that gave him 1,000 career RBIs.
28. Houston Astros (24-34)
28. Houston Astros (24-34)
George Springer continues his tear. (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)

The Astros will pick first overall for a third consecutive season in the MLB Draft.
29. Arizona Diamondbacks (23-26)
29. Arizona Diamondbacks (23-26)
Cody Ross has been miserable since his return. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

D-backs center fielder A.J. Pollock was named the National League's Player of the Week.
30. Chicago Cubs (20-34)
30. Chicago Cubs (20-34)
Hector Rondon might be the most anonymous closer in the league. (Photo by Denis Poroy/Getty Images)

Travis Wood served up five runs in the first inning, and he was lifted after 2 2/3 innings in the Cubs' 11-5 loss to the Brewers.
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