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  1. Why aren’t the Cardinals playing Oscar Taveras?

    Jul 22, 2014, 7:08 PM EDT

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    Oscar Taveras has started just two of the Cardinals’ last seven games and the left-handed-hitting outfield prospect is not in St. Louis’ starting lineup on Tuesday night against Rays right-hander Jake Odorizzi. Getting the nod instead is the right-handed-hitting Allen Craig. What’s the deal?

  2. Kevin Siegrist expected to return Wednesday

    Jul 22, 2014, 6:14 PM EDT

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    According to Brian Stull of CBS Sports 920, left-handed reliever Kevin Siegrist joined back up with the Cardinals on Tuesday in St. Louis and is expected to be activated from the disabled list on Wednesday.

  3. Rockies place Troy Tulowitzki on the disabled list

    Jul 22, 2014, 5:27 PM EDT

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    Troy Tulowitzki exited Saturday’s game with what the Rockies called a “cramp” in his quadriceps, but now the star shortstop is out of the lineup tonight for the third consecutive game and it’s clear the injury is more serious.

  4. Josh Reddick rejoins A’s after latest knee injury

    Jul 22, 2014, 4:46 PM EDT

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    A’s outfielder Josh Reddick is off the disabled list after missing all but one week of the past two months with knee problems.

  5. Kirk Gibson gives a jerky kind of “no-comment” on the Brandon McCarthy cutter controversy

    Jul 22, 2014, 4:31 PM EDT

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    Apparently, one does not ask Kirk Gibson about the decisions he and his coaching staff make about on-the-field decisions.

  6. Geovany Soto lasted three games before going back on the disabled list

    Jul 22, 2014, 4:16 PM EDT

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    At this point the Rangers’ injury situation is absurd.

  7. Rob Manfred “heavily favored” to be Bud Selig’s replacement

    Jul 22, 2014, 4:00 PM EDT

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    After a bit of a dance, it seems like the early favorite to take over for Bud Selig is the favorite when it really matters.

  8. Cubs designate Darwin Barney for assignment, activate Emilio Bonifacio from disabled list

    Jul 22, 2014, 3:45 PM EDT

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    Darwin Barney logged 500-plus plate appearances for the Cubs each season from 2011-2013 and was the Opening Day second baseman this year, but today he was designated for assignment to make roster room for Emilio Bonifacio’s return from the disabled list.

  9. Justin Masterson wants to rejoin the Indians, but he’ll make at least one more rehab start

    Jul 22, 2014, 3:15 PM EDT

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    Justin Masterson tossed five innings in a minor-league rehab start Sunday, but rather than welcoming him back from the disabled list the Indians will have the right-hander make another rehab start.

  10. Roy Halladay really loves Chase Utley

    Jul 22, 2014, 2:05 PM EDT

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    The softer side of Roy Halladay.

  11. Yankees acquire Chase Headley from Padres

    Jul 22, 2014, 1:22 PM EDT

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    Two seasons ago Headley smacked 31 homers, led the league in RBIs, and finished fifth in the MVP balloting, but his production plummeted last season and this year he’s been mostly injured and ineffective.

  12. Michael Cuddyer still 3-4 weeks from returning to Rockies

    Jul 22, 2014, 12:46 PM EDT

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    Cuddyer, who won the batting title last season by hitting .331 with a .919 OPS in 130 games, hit .317 with five homers and an .866 OPS in 31 games before the injury this year.

  13. Changes to official scorers rulings have tripled in recent years

    Jul 22, 2014, 12:30 PM EDT

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    Murray Chass — yes, Murray Chass — has an excellent article about this today.

  14. No one is sure when Matt Cain will pitch for the Giants again

    Jul 22, 2014, 11:50 AM EDT

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    After letting Matt Cain pitch (poorly) through a “cranky” elbow since spring training the Giants finally shut him down yesterday, placing him on the disabled list with elbow inflammation.

  15. The guy with the curly-W beard is . . . awesome?

    Jul 22, 2014, 11:30 AM EDT

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    That’s some real Nattitude right there.

  16. Dustin Ackley robbed Travis d’Arnaud of a home run

    Jul 22, 2014, 11:19 AM EDT

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    Last night Mets catcher Travis d’Arnaud hit a home run to left-center field, except Mariners left fielder Dustin Ackley jumped up, reached over the fence, and brought the ball back with a spectacular catch.

  17. Giants broadcaster Mike Krukow has a degenerative muscle disease

    Jul 22, 2014, 11:00 AM EDT

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    Non-fatal, but serious enough to where, after eight years, he is going public.

  18. Tommy Milone declines to comment on report he requested a trade from A’s

    Jul 22, 2014, 10:47 AM EDT

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    Ken Rosenthal of FOXSports.com reported yesterday that A’s left-hander Tommy Milone has requested a trade after being demoted to Triple-A despite plenty of success in the big leagues.

  19. Blue Jays call up pitching prospect Aaron Sanchez

    Jul 22, 2014, 10:15 AM EDT

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    Sanchez’s numbers this season haven’t been particularly impressive, including an underwhelming 4.19 ERA and 27/17 K/BB ratio in 34 innings at Triple-A, but he was a first-round draft pick in 2010 and ranked as a consensus top-50 prospect coming into this season.

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