The San Diego Padres, who have the NL’s best record, gave manger Bud Black a three-year contract extension through 2013, with club options for 2014 and 2015. Black was hired prior to the 2007 season and is 281-297 as skipper.
Minnesota Twins first baseman Justin Morneau will likely miss at least another week’s worth of games while he recovers from a concussion.
First Lady Michelle Obama will take part in the first pitch ceremony at a game today between the Tampa Bay Rays and the Baltimore Orioles at Camden Yards.
Right-hander Armando Galarraga is back with the Detroit Tigers after being recalled from Triple-A Toledo.