The Illinois baseball team is ranked as high as #3 in the country. Illinois is 8th in RPI. The top 16 teams host a regional, while the top eight earn a national seed and will host a super-regional if they advance. Illinois is hoping to earn a national seed.
Major League Baseball concluded its investigation into whether the Chicago Cubs violated tampering rules prior to hiring Joe Maddon as the team's new manager and found no wrongdoing.
The Chicago White Sox placed right- handed pitcher Matt Albers on the 15-day disabled list with a broken finger sustained in Thursday's melee with Kansas City.
The St. Louis Cardinals announced prior to Sunday's game against the Pittsburgh Pirates that they have placed reliever Jordan Walden on the 15-day disabled list with right bicep inflammation.
Boston Red Sox left fielder Hanley Ramirez left Monday night's game against Tampa Bay after running into a padded wall in foul territory.