Marlins manager Mike Redmond was reported to be on the hot seat a week ago. With the team now on a five-game winning streak, owner Jeffrey Loria doesn't deny he was unhappy but suggests he wasn't seriously thinking of changing managers.
Michael Pineda out-pitches Jacob deGrom, and Mark Teixeira hits a pair of two-run homers. Also, our own Jon Heyman reports that Josh Hamilton is on the verge of being traded from the Angels to the Rangers.
Cubs prospect Kris Bryant is off to a great start after getting his much-anticipated callup, but the possibility for a grievance over the timing of his callup still exists. More on this potentially precedent-setting development plus news and notes from around Major League Baseball and a nice anecdote about Alex Rodriguez.