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  1. Rangers pull back Neal Cotts off waivers, won’t trade him

    Aug 21, 2014, 1:43 PM EDT

    Tampa Bay Rays v Texas Rangers

    Texas not trading impending free agent reliever Neal Cotts before the July 31 deadline was surprising and now they’re going to hang onto the left-hander for the rest of the season.

  2. HBT Daily: Can’t stop the Nats

    Aug 21, 2014, 1:00 PM EDT

    HBT Daily Logo

    A nine game winning streak and a bunch of walkoff wins. Do they have a weakness right now?

  3. When will Ryan Zimmerman return to Nationals? “Sometime in September”

    Aug 21, 2014, 12:48 PM EDT

    Ryan Zimmerman AP

    There’s only a week or so remaining in the minor-league season, so if Zimmerman wants to go on a rehab assignment before coming off the disabled list he’s running out of time.

  4. The Cubs defend their grounds crew

    Aug 21, 2014, 12:30 PM EDT

    Wrigley Tarp

    The Cubs have their grounds crew’s back.

  5. Yankees plan to shift David Phelps from the rotation to the bullpen

    Aug 21, 2014, 12:16 PM EDT

    New York Yankees v Baltimore Orioles

    Phelps started 17 games with a 4.28 ERA before being shut down with elbow problems three weeks ago.

  6. Cubs could demote Edwin Jackson to the bullpen midway through $52 million contract

    Aug 21, 2014, 11:50 AM EDT

    Chicago Cubs v St. Louis Cardinals

    After signing a four-year, $52 million contract with the Cubs last offseason Edwin Jackson struggled last season and has now been a mess this year, giving him a combined 14-32 record and 5.47 ERA in 57 starts for Chicago.

  7. Miguel Cabrera aggravated an ankle injury last night

    Aug 21, 2014, 11:32 AM EDT

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    He’ll rub some dirt on it and play through, but the Tigers really don’t need this.

  8. Nationals’ nine-game winning streak is “absolutely epic”

    Aug 21, 2014, 11:19 AM EDT

    Bryce Harper

    The events taking place each evening on South Capitol Street are beginning to defy explanation.

  9. Kris Bryant reclaims minors leads with 41st homer

    Aug 21, 2014, 10:47 AM EDT

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    According to MLB.com the last minor leaguer with more than 41 homers in a season was Dallas McPherson of the Marlins with 42 at Triple-A in 2008.

  10. Salvador Perez to have an MRI on his knee

    Aug 21, 2014, 10:30 AM EDT

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    He was hurt Monday. Played Tuesday. Out yesterday. Now it’s MRI time.

  11. Justin Verlander has avoided the disabled list and expects to start Saturday

    Aug 21, 2014, 10:15 AM EDT

    Division Series - Detroit Tigers v Oakland Athletics - Game Two

    Dating back to mid-May he has a 5.85 ERA in 17 starts, including an ERA higher than 4.50 in May, June, July, and August.

  12. ESPN Dallas guy says Yu Darvish should pitch through elbow pain

    Aug 21, 2014, 9:31 AM EDT

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    When you put a football analyst on the baseball beat, you’re gonna have a bad time.

  13. A pitch clock in Major League Baseball? No thanks.

    Aug 21, 2014, 9:08 AM EDT

    Play Clock

    It feels like baseball is interested in continuing its bad habit of solving minor problems in the most disruptive and gimmicky way possible.

  14. Video: Brewers broadcast booth sends fan a beer after he loses his in a foul ball scrum

    Aug 21, 2014, 8:23 AM EDT

    Replacement Beer

    Doing good deeds is not part of a TV broadcaster’s job, but people are friendlier in the Midwest.

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

    Aug 21, 2014, 7:11 AM EDT

    Anthony Rendon

    No one can stop the Nats. Who, as one young lad on their team says, are playing “absolutely epic” baseball right now.

  16. Yadier Molina swings a bat for first time since surgery for ligament tear in his right thumb

    Aug 20, 2014, 11:41 PM EDT

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    Yadier Molina is beginning to make some progress. Brian Stull of STL Baseball Weekly reports that the star catcher took swings in an indoor batting cage Wednesday at Busch Stadium for the first time since tearing the ulnar collateral ligament in his right thumb July 9 on an awkward side-swiping slide into third base.

  17. Las Vegas hands South Philadelphia’s Mo’ne Davis her first Little League World Series loss

    Aug 20, 2014, 10:37 PM EDT

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    Mo’ne Davis and the South Philadelphia Taney Dragons took their first blow Wednesday evening in the double-elimination Little League World Series.

  18. Starlin Castro excused from Cubs after death of cousin and three friends in car accident

    Aug 20, 2014, 9:59 PM EDT

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    Cubs shortstop Starlin Castro was a late scratch from Wednesday night’s game against the Giants because what was called a family emergency. Now the heartbreaking details are out …

  19. Garrett Richards suffers ugly left knee injury

    Aug 20, 2014, 8:43 PM EDT

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    The Angels just got dealt a potentially-major blow. Garrett Richards — who has suddenly developed into an ace this season at age 26 — was taken off on a stretcher Wednesday evening at Boston’s Fenway Park after suffering what looked to be a very serious right knee injury in the bottom of the second inning of his start against the host Red Sox.

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