Abreu undergoes surgery on abdomen/groin area

First baseman Jose Abreu underwent successful outpatient surgery on his lower abdomen/groin area, the White Sox announced on Tuesday night.

Allen's grab, Bieber's poise power Indians

The raucous environment inside Fenway Park can rattle untested rookies. For the Indians, manager Terry Francona has raved all year about Greg Allen's maturity and compared Shane Bieber's poise to that of ace Corey Kluber.

Rizzo falls to knees -- yet still connects for a HR

Not only has it been tough for the Cubs to score a run, but in the sixth inning, it was difficult for Anthony Rizzo to get out of the batter's box after a home run. Rizzo launched a first-pitch curveball from the Tigers' Jordan Zimmermann to right to lead off the sixth on Tuesday night and fell to his knees after the swing. Not to worry, as Rizzo got back to his feet and was able to complete his home run trot, pulling the Cubs within 2-1.

Snell strengthens Cy bid with 11 K's vs. Royals

Blake Snell's latest display of greatness came Tuesday night wrapped in a quality start complete with 11 strikeouts to lead a Rays win over the Royals at Tropicana Field. Willy Adames finished 3-for-4 with a solo home run to back Snell, and Joey Wendle added a two-run triple for Tampa Bay. Ryan O'Hearn homered in the fifth inning to account for Kansas City's lone run.

Kopech shines in rain-shortened debut

Mother Nature did what the Twins offense could not really do on Tuesday night at Guaranteed Rate Field: knock out White Sox starter Michael Kopech. In front of a crowd including nearly 9,000 tickets purchased since Kopech's start was announced Sunday, the No. 13 prospect in all of baseball per MLB Pipeline worked two scoreless innings.

A rainbow appeared during a moment of silence for the late Aretha Franklin at Comerica Park

Rainbow graces Aretha tribute in Detroit

Harper claimed by Dodgers, but staying in DC

The Dodgers reportedly claimed Bryce Harper off revocable trade waivers on Tuesday, according to Grant Paulsen of 106.7 The Fan in Washington, but the claim has expired and the former National League MVP Award winner will stay with the Nationals, according to MLB Network insider Jon Heyman.

Cubs land Daniel Murphy from Nationals

The Cubs added some offense to the lineup on Tuesday, acquiring Daniel Murphy from the Nationals for Minor League infielder Andruw Monasterio, plus a player to be named or cash considerations.

Cards get Adams from Nats, activate C-Mart

A search to better balance their roster for the stretch run led the Cardinals to a familiar face. Matt Adams, who spent parts of nine years in the organization, is bringing his left-handed power bat back to St. Louis after a 15-month tour through the National League East.

Injury updates: Darvish, Posey, Abreu, Upton

Here's a roundup of the latest injury news across the Majors.

Here are the nicknames for every team's players

For the second consecutive year, Major Leaguers will put their personalities and passions on the field when Players' Weekend takes center stage during all games from Friday, Aug. 24, through Sunday, Aug. 26. Here are the nicknames big leaguers will wear on their backs while sporting colorful, non-traditional uniforms featuring alternate designs inspired by youth-league uniforms:

Standing O, rocket hits in Stanton's Miami return

Miami will always feel like home for Giancarlo Stanton, even as he returned to Marlins Park on Tuesday as a visiting player with the Yankees.

These are baseball's most dynamic duos

As you'd expect, the Red Sox and Indians are stacked with talent, loaded with Cy Young winners, celebrated relievers, and, this year, AL MVP candidates. When you look at the quartet of Mookie Betts, J.D. Martinez, Jose Ramirez, and Francisco Lindor, you see four players who could potentially win the award this year. It's such a good group, in fact, that it made us start to think: Since there's two on each side, are these the best position player duos in the game?

Best players to rep both Red Sox, Indians

The Red Sox and Indians share a remarkable history, so we answer the question: Who are the best players to play for both franchises?

Swanson's career night lifts Gausman to win

As Kevin Gausman has quickly proven to be a valuable addition to the Braves' rotation, he has benefited from the enhanced offensive production Dansby Swanson has recently provided while attempting to keep his starting role. Swanson certainly improved his bid as he notched his first career multi-homer game and provided more than enough support for Gausman, who delivered a much-needed eight-inning effort as the Braves claimed a 6-1 win over the Pirates at PNC Park on Tuesday night.