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  1. “Not looking good” for Giancarlo Stanton to play again this season

    Sep 17, 2014, 1:15 PM EDT

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    “His mindset is he wants to come back and play. Ours is, absolutely, if it can happen.”

  2. Juan Lagares leaves game with hyper-extended elbow

    Sep 16, 2014, 8:40 PM EDT

    Juan Lagares

    Lagares has dramatically out-performed expectations offensively this season, hitting .283 with four homers and a .706 OPS in 115 games, and his defense in center field has always been Gold Glove caliber.

  3. Rusney Castillo will make his Red Sox debut Wednesday

    Sep 16, 2014, 8:20 PM EDT

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    Castillo played a total of 10 games in the minors, participating in the playoffs at three different levels while hitting a combined .297 with four doubles and two steals.

  4. Bryce Harper is back in the Nationals’ lineup after leaving game with lightheadedness

    Sep 16, 2014, 7:10 PM EDT

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    Nate Schierholtz, who replaced Harper mid-game Monday, will be on stand-by again with the Nationals able to clinch the NL East division title tonight.

  5. Shin-Soo Choo adds ankle surgery to elbow surgery

    Sep 16, 2014, 6:28 PM EDT

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    Choo’s ankle apparently bothered him for most of the season, which helps explain why he hit just .242 with 13 homers and a .714 OPS in the first year of a seven-year, $130 million contract.

  6. Mark Teixeira out with pain in surgically repaired wrist

    Sep 16, 2014, 5:47 PM EDT

    Mark Teixeira

    Teixeira initially played well after returning from an April disabled list stint, but he’s been a mess since the All-Star break while hitting .179 with 43 strikeouts in 42 games.

  7. Astros shut down George Springer for the season

    Sep 16, 2014, 5:17 PM EDT

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    Springer followed up his slow start by homering 20 times in a 59-game span, but the 24-year-old outfielder last played on July 19.

  8. Stephen Strasburg is in rarefied strikeout air

    Sep 16, 2014, 3:45 PM EDT

    Philadelphia Phillies v Washington Nationals

    Strasburg’s lack of lineup and bullpen support have kept his win-loss record from properly reflecting how well he’s pitched during the past two seasons with a 3.18 ERA and 421 strikeouts in 385 innings.

  9. Angels fire the scout who recommended drafting Mike Trout

    Sep 16, 2014, 2:48 PM EDT

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    Greg Morhardt served as a national cross-checker for the Angels and “pegged Trout as a future star while most teams shied away.”

  10. Giancarlo Stanton shares gruesome before-and-after pictures of his facial injuries

    Sep 16, 2014, 2:14 PM EDT

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    Five days after a fastball to the face sent him to the hospital with multiple facial fractures and dental damage Marlins slugger Giancarlo Stanton posted a before-and-after picture to show how much he’s improved.

  11. Anthony Rizzo rejoined the Cubs with a walk-off homer

    Sep 16, 2014, 1:47 PM EDT

    Anthony Rizzo

    And a pretty great home run call by always underrated Cubs announcer Len Kasper (as long as you’re not a Reds fan).

  12. Rangers assistant GM Thad Levine withdraws from Diamondbacks’ GM search

    Sep 16, 2014, 1:15 PM EDT

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    Levine has been the Rangers’ assistant GM since October of 2005, serving as general manager Jon Daniels’ right-hand man during the most successful period in team history.

  13. Ryan Zimmerman hoping to rejoin Nationals for final week

    Sep 15, 2014, 8:15 PM EDT

    Miami Marlins v Washington Nationals

    He last played on July 22 and previously missed time with shoulder problems that have plagued him, but he did hit .282 with five homers and an .802 OPS in 53 games when healthy enough to be in the lineup.

  14. Hyun-Jin Ryu does not have structural damage, could be available for playoffs

    Sep 15, 2014, 6:48 PM EDT

    Hyun-Jin Ryu

    Dodgers left-hander Hyun-Jin Ryu exited his Friday start after just one inning with shoulder pain, but an MRI revealed relatively positive news: Ryu does not have structural damage and has been diagnosed with inflammation.

  15. Matt Harvey throws simulated game, takes break until 2015

    Sep 15, 2014, 6:30 PM EDT

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    “Everything we were trying to accomplish this season has been accomplished.”

  16. Vic Black likely done for the season with strained rotator cuff

    Sep 15, 2014, 5:47 PM EDT

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    Mets reliever Vic Black has been shut down with a shoulder injury just one week after returning from a disabled list stint for a herniated disk in his back.

  17. Alex Avila out of lineup with lightheadedness after foul tip to mask

    Sep 15, 2014, 5:17 PM EDT

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    Avila has suffered multiple concussions since last season and also missed time earlier this month after taking a foul tip off the mask.

  18. Rays call up Nick Franklin from Triple-A

    Sep 15, 2014, 4:46 PM EDT

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    Tampa Bay has called up switch-hitting infielder Nick Franklin, whom the Rays acquired from the Mariners on July 31 in the three-team trade revolving around David Price.

  19. Anthony Rizzo rejoins the Cubs’ lineup after back injury

    Sep 15, 2014, 4:16 PM EDT

    Anthony Rizzo

    Rizzo was having a breakout season before the injury, hitting .278 with 30 homers and an .889 OPS in 129 games at age 24.

  20. Paul Konerko wants to return this weekend in some capacity

    Sep 15, 2014, 3:15 PM EDT

    Paul Konerko

    White Sox first baseman Paul Konerko has insisted that he’ll return from a fractured bone in his left hand to play again before his scheduled retirement, even if it means doing so at less than 100 percent.

  21. George Springer is unsure if he’ll play again this season

    Sep 15, 2014, 2:47 PM EDT

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    George Springer’s impressive rookie year was halted by a quadriceps injury in mid-July and the Astros’ power-hitting outfielder remains on the disabled list long after he was expected to return, but he’s still hoping to play again this season.

  22. Orioles remember Ubaldo Jimenez exists, plan to start him for the first time in a month

    Sep 15, 2014, 2:14 PM EDT

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    Ubaldo Jimenez got hurt right around the time he was pitching himself out of Baltimore’s rotation, so the Orioles took their sweet time activating him from the disabled list and then demoted him to the bullpen.

  23. David Robertson: “I pitched like crap”

    Sep 15, 2014, 1:46 PM EDT

    David Robertson

    Hopefully blowing a save when the Yankees’ playoffs hopes are slipping away won’t obscure the fact that Robertson has had an excellent season stepping into Mariano Rivera’s incredibly large shoes as the Yankees’ closer.

  24. Orioles ask MLB if Chris Davis can play instructional league games during suspension

    Sep 15, 2014, 1:15 PM EDT

    Baltimore Orioles v Toronto Blue Jays

    Orioles manager Buck Showalter told Dubroff that Davis “has been working out already” and “he gets what’s going on … he’s not looking for any sympathy.”

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