Jose Altuve and Justin Morneau, this season's batting champions, and Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper were named Tuesday to the MLB All-Star team that will play in the Japan All-Star Series 2014.
Renovations to 100-year-old Wrigley Field continued Wednesday as the statue of Ernie Banks on Clark Street was temporarily removed for restoration. It will receive a new base along with Harry Caray's statue, which was also expected to be transported on Wednesday.
D-backs infielder Chris Owings will undergo surgery Thursday to repair the posterior labrum of his left shoulder. He is expected to be ready to go when Spring Training opens.
Hyun-Jin Ryu threw a 45-pitch simulated game on Wednesday, according to the Dodgers, who closed their Dodger Stadium workout to the media.
Under first-year manager Matt Williams, a former Giants star, the Nats took five of seven in their season series against San Francisco, including three of four at AT&T Park in June. Here's a look at how the clubs stack up, position by position.