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  1. Neftali Feliz is on the minor league disabled list

    Apr 24, 2014, 4:20 PM EDT

    Neftali Feliz

    Demoted back to the minors at the end of spring training, Rangers right-hander Neftali Feliz is now on the Triple-A disabled list with what the team is calling arm soreness and inflammation.

  2. Frederich Cepeda becomes the first non-defecting Cuban to play in a major league in decades

    Apr 24, 2014, 4:10 PM EDT

    Cuba

    A hated policy preventing Cuban players from playing in other countries is now gone.

  3. Michael Pineda suspended 10 games for “foreign substance”

    Apr 24, 2014, 3:13 PM EDT

    Pineda Pine Tar

    Michael Pineda has been suspended 10 games by MLB after being ejected from last night’s start against the Red Sox for “possessing a foreign substance on his person.”

  4. Michael Pineda and The Obviousness Factor

    Apr 24, 2014, 2:42 PM EDT

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    Joe Posnanski says not to overlook The Obviousness Factor when it comes to Michael Pineda and pine tar.

  5. HBT Daily: Michael Pineda, pine tar and what Major League Baseball should do about it

    Apr 24, 2014, 2:29 PM EDT

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    Kay and I talk about what everyone is talking about today

  6. Mariners demote Erasmo Ramirez to Single-A

    Apr 24, 2014, 1:49 PM EDT

    Erasmo Ramirez

    In addition to sending Nick Franklin back to the minors following a six-day call-up the Mariners have also dropped right-hander Erasmo Ramirez from their starting rotation and demoted him all the way down to Single-A.

  7. An usher at Progressive Field claims he was fired for not supporting a ballot measure to fund stadium upgrades

    Apr 24, 2014, 1:30 PM EDT

    Progressive Field

    You got your politics in my day job! You got your day job in my politics! Heeeyyyy . . .

  8. Doc Gooden calls B.S. on people saying pine tar is just to help pitchers get a grip on the ball

    Apr 24, 2014, 1:00 PM EDT

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    Current pitchers all say they use pine tar to help their grip. A pitcher who has no incentive to lie about that sort of thing says it’s total B.S.

  9. Must-Click Link: A map of baseball nation

    Apr 24, 2014, 12:30 PM EDT

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    This is a great afternoon-killer.

  10. Justin Ruggiano out 3-4 weeks with hamstring injury

    Apr 24, 2014, 11:45 AM EDT

    Justin Ruggiano Cubs

    Cubs outfielder Justin Ruggiano has been placed on the disabled list after injuring his hamstring trying to chase down a fly ball in yesterday’s loss to the Diamondbacks.

  11. Wanna buy a $14,000 baseball glove?

    Apr 24, 2014, 11:37 AM EDT

    Money Bag

    And no, it’s not a piece of memorabilia. It’s a brand new glove, never used by a major leaguer.

  12. Blogger Murray Chass attacks me for bad reporting, ignores quotes, evidence in doing so

    Apr 24, 2014, 11:09 AM EDT

    Murray Chass

    Undercurrent: A man with a blog attacks another man with a blog for being a blogger. Nothing worse than a self-hating blogger.

  13. So much for that: Mariners demote Nick Franklin back to Triple-A

    Apr 24, 2014, 10:47 AM EDT

    Nick Franklin

    It looked like the Mariners might give Nick Franklin an extended opportunity to earn playing time in their outfield following Logan Morrison’s hamstring injury, but one day after Franklin started in the outfield for the first time in his professional career he’s headed back to Triple-A.

  14. The DH doesn’t slow the game down

    Apr 24, 2014, 10:32 AM EDT

    David Ortiz Reuters

    I’m sure this will change everyone’s mind about the DH and end all argument on the matter.

  15. Terry Collins thinks Daisuke Matsuzaka could be a closer

    Apr 24, 2014, 10:15 AM EDT

    Daisuke Matsuzaka

    Daisuke Matsuzaka has made three relief appearances for the Mets since shifting to the bullpen and he’s been not terrible in them with one run allowed and seven strikeouts in 4.1 innings, so naturally manager Terry Collins is now talking him up as a potential closer.

  16. How great can Andrelton Simmons be?

    Apr 24, 2014, 9:29 AM EDT

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    Don’t ask me. I’m so biased it’s not even funny. He’s a dreamboat. But someone less biased than me takes a look.

  17. Cole Hamels wasn’t too pleased at being pulled after 86 pitches

    Apr 24, 2014, 9:11 AM EDT

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    “No restrictions.” You keep using that phrase. I do not think it means what you think it means.

  18. Pineda and pine tar: baseball is, once again, sending mixed signals about cheating

    Apr 24, 2014, 8:07 AM EDT

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    The next time someone tells you how bad and wrong cheating in baseball is, remember how inconsistently baseball treats cheaters of various stripes.

  19. And That Happened: Wednesday’s scores and highlights

    Apr 24, 2014, 7:14 AM EDT

    Pineda Pine Tar

    Michael. Hey, Michael. You got a little, um . . . no, the other side. Yeah, good. You got it.

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