Bryce Harper will no longer participate in Major League Baseball's Japan Series showcase next week, as the final roster was announced on Friday.


GAME IN A NUTSHELL: With a chance to pick up yet another series victory, the Nationals turned to Gio Gonzalez, who had been dominant over the last few weeks.


Between the World Cup, airline mishaps, and Johnny being Johnny, it was a busy week in social media. If you weren't able to keep up with endless newsfeeds, here is what you may have missed. 


CINCINNATI (AP) Left-hander Manny Parra and the Cincinnati Reds have agreed to a $1 million, one-year contract.


MILWAUKEE (AP) With Corey Hart out at least until the end of April after knee surgery, Mat Gamel is going to get another shot to show the Milwaukee Brewers he fits into their long-term plans.