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  1. HBT Daily: You had ONE JOB

    Aug 20, 2014, 1:31 PM EDT

    Wrigley Tarp

    Jenna and I talk about the tarp problem at Wrigley Field last night

  2. John Lackey gives Pat Neshek a ball autographed by Babe Ruth in exchange for his jersey number

    Aug 20, 2014, 1:03 PM EDT

    John Lackey

    A long and rich tradition of giving up expensive things for a jersey number continues.

  3. Spotted at the Des Moines airport: 1,023 career homers

    Aug 20, 2014, 12:48 PM EDT

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    No biggie, just two 42-year-old should-be Hall of Famers with a combined 20 All-Star game appearances and 1,023 career homers running into each other in the Des Moines, Iowa airport.

  4. Rockies consider September call-up for Rafael Betancourt after Tommy John surgery recovery

    Aug 20, 2014, 12:16 PM EDT

    San Diego Padres v Colorado Rockies

    When the Rockies declined their $4.25 million option on Rafael Betancourt and re-signed him to a minor-league deal the assumption was that he wouldn’t be a factor this season following Tommy John elbow surgery last August.

  5. Carlos Gonzalez may miss the start of spring training

    Aug 20, 2014, 11:51 AM EDT

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    Rockies outfielder Carlos Gonzalez underwent season-ending knee surgery Monday and now there’s some doubt whether he’ll be fully recovered for the beginning of spring training.

  6. Hector Sanchez suffers second concussion while rehabbing from first concussion

    Aug 20, 2014, 11:19 AM EDT

    Hector Sanchez

    Sanchez’s rehab assignment was previously put on hold when he took a foul ball off the mask two weeks ago and that same thing happened Saturday at Triple-A.

  7. Jim Henderson undergoes shoulder “clean up” surgery

    Aug 20, 2014, 10:47 AM EDT

    Jim Henderson Getty

    Milwaukee had already shut down Jim Henderson for the season with shoulder problems and now the Brewers announced that the 31-year-old reliever will undergo a “clean up” surgery on his labrum and rotator cuff.

  8. Elbow soreness puts Zack Greinke’s next start in doubt

    Aug 20, 2014, 10:15 AM EDT

    Zack Greinke

    Zack Greinke skipped his usual between-starts bullpen session because of elbow soreness and Dodgers manager Don Mattingly declined to say whether he expected the right-hander to take his next turn in the rotation Thursday against the Padres.

  9. Derek Jeter, Andrew McCutchen do the ice bucket challenge

    Aug 20, 2014, 9:41 AM EDT

    Ice Bucket

    In addition to raising awareness of a good cause, Jeter’s challenge raised awareness of CC Sabathia’s actual existence.

  10. A.J. Burnett says he’ll probably retire after this year

    Aug 20, 2014, 9:12 AM EDT

    AJ Burnett

    And if he does, he’ll leave $12.75 million on the table.

  11. Curt Schilling reveals that he was diagnosed with mouth cancer, blames smokeless tobacco

    Aug 20, 2014, 8:43 AM EDT

    Schilling

    Another star player reminds us of the dangers of smokeless tobacco use.

  12. Clown shoes in Chicago: the Cubs grounds crew couldn’t get the tarp on the field

    Aug 20, 2014, 7:19 AM EDT

    Wrigley Tarp

    And the Giants — in a playoff race — aren’t happy that they lost a shortened game as a result.

  13. And That Happened: Tuesday’s scores and highlights

    Aug 20, 2014, 6:54 AM EDT

    Bases loaded walk

    A bases-loaded walk helped the Tigers win a game. A walkoff plunking gave the Cardinals the win. And the crew in Chicago couldn’t get a tarp on the field. Can anyone around here play this game anymore?

  14. Jacob deGrom to return to Mets’ rotation Saturday

    Aug 19, 2014, 11:15 PM EDT

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    Mets rookie right-hander Jacob deGrom threw all of his pitches in a bullpen session Tuesday in Oakland without experiencing any discomfort in his shoulder and has been cleared to return to the starting rotation Saturday night against the Dodgers.

  15. Nationals rout Diamondbacks for eighth straight win

    Aug 19, 2014, 10:22 PM EDT

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    The Nationals are the hottest team in the majors. Stephen Strasburg yielded just three hits over eight inning of one-run ball and shortstop Ian Desmond went 3-for-4 with four RBI in an 8-1 stomping of the Diamondbacks on Tuesday night in Washington, D.C.

  16. Orioles demote Ubaldo Jimenez to the bullpen

    Aug 19, 2014, 9:36 PM EDT

    ubaldo jimenez getty

    The Orioles’ four-year, $50 million deal with starter Ubaldo Jimenez is already looking like a disaster. Jimenez registered a 4.83 ERA and 1.55 WHIP over his first 20 outings this season and now MLB.com’s Brittany Ghiroli reports that the right-hander has been demoted to the bullpen for the stretch run.

  17. Tony La Russa denies that Kirk Gibson’s job is safe

    Aug 19, 2014, 8:41 PM EDT

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    USA Today’s Bob Nightengale reported Tuesday morning that the Diamondbacks “currently plan to bring back” manager Kirk Gibson next season. But the club’s new chief baseball officer — Hall of Fame manager Tony La Russa — is now denying that anything has been decided on the Gibson front.

  18. Padres option Jesse Hahn to Double-A as part of designed plan to limit his innings total

    Aug 19, 2014, 7:57 PM EDT

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    Jesse Hahn has been optioned to the minor leagues as part of a planned-out strategy to limit the rookie’s innings total in 2014.

  19. Yadier Molina hopes to resume swinging this week

    Aug 19, 2014, 7:01 PM EDT

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    Great news here for the second-place Cardinals. Injured catcher Yadier Molina told Jim Hayes of FOX Sports Midwest on Tuesday afternoon that he is hoping to be cleared to begin swinging a bat on Wednesday or Thursday.

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