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  1. A’s sign Sean Doolittle to long-term extension

    Apr 18, 2014, 4:48 PM EDT

    Texas Rangers v Oakland Athletics

    Left-hander Sean Doolittle and the A’s have agreed to a long-term contract that runs through at least 2018, with team options for 2019 and 2020.

  2. Rangers shut down Tanner Scheppers

    Apr 18, 2014, 4:22 PM EDT

    tanner scheppers getty

    This morning I wrote about how the Rangers had to be considering removing Tanner Scheppers from the rotation given his awful performance through four starts and now they’ve placed him on the disabled list with elbow inflammation.

  3. Hisashi Iwakuma cleared to begin rehab assignment

    Apr 18, 2014, 3:32 PM EDT

    iwakuma getty

    Out since February with a strained tendon in his middle finger, Mariners right-hander Hisashi Iwakuma threw a simulated game today without any problems and has been cleared to begin a minor-league rehab assignment.

  4. Aroldis Chapman cleared to throw live batting practice

    Apr 18, 2014, 1:45 PM EDT

    Aroldis Chapman AP

    Aroldis Chapman’s recovery from facial fractures has progressed to the point that the Reds left-hander has been cleared to throw live batting practice, according to John Fay of the Cincinnati Enquirer.

  5. Jose Tabata passes post-concussion tests

    Apr 18, 2014, 11:51 AM EDT

    Pittsburgh Pirates v Cincinnati Reds

    Pirates outfielder Jose Tabata left Wednesday’s game after crashing very hard into the wall in Cincinnati while making a tremendous catch and was diagnosed with concussion-like symptoms.

  6. Tanner Scheppers moving into the rotation hasn’t worked for the Rangers

    Apr 18, 2014, 11:19 AM EDT

    Tanner Scheppers Rangers

    Tanner Scheppers and his 9.82 ERA may not be long for the Rangers’ rotation.

  7. Joe Nathan is feeling better after a “dead arm” period

    Apr 18, 2014, 10:47 AM EDT

    Joe Nathan Tigers

    After a pair of ugly early season outings Tigers closer Joe Nathan talked last week about going through a “dead arm” phase, but now the 39-year-old is feeling much stronger.

  8. Mark Teixeira expected to rejoin the Yankees on Sunday

    Apr 18, 2014, 10:15 AM EDT

    Mark Teixeira

    On the disabled list with a strained hamstring, Mark Teixeira got three at-bats in a minor-league rehab game Thursday and is expected to rejoin the Yankees’ lineup Sunday.

  9. Mariners prospect Ji-Man Choi suspended 50 games for performance-enhancing drug

    Apr 17, 2014, 5:17 PM EDT

    ji-man choi

    Ji-Man Choi, a Triple-A first baseman in the Mariners’ farm system, has been suspended 50 games after testing positive for the performance-enhancing drug methandienone.

  10. Kyle Gibson tosses eight shutout innings, lowers ERA to 0.93

    Apr 17, 2014, 3:46 PM EDT

    Kyle Gibson Twins

    Twins right-hander Kyle Gibson was fantastic this afternoon against the Blue Jays, shutting them out for eight innings of four-hit ball. Gibson struck out four, walked one, and lowered his ERA to 0.93 on the season.

  11. They’re playing sub-freezing baseball in Minnesota

    Apr 17, 2014, 1:46 PM EDT

    below freezing

    It’s really, really cold in Minnesota right now and they’re playing outdoor baseball.

  12. Cardinals place Joe Kelly on the disabled list

    Apr 17, 2014, 1:14 PM EDT

    NLCS - Los Angeles Dodgers v St Louis Cardinals - Game One

    St. Louis has placed right-hander Joe Kelly on the disabled list after he injured his hamstring trying to beat out an infield single Wednesday.

  13. Casey Janssen shut down with more back problems

    Apr 17, 2014, 11:46 AM EDT

    Casey Janssen Getty

    Blue Jays closer Casey Janssen began a minor-league rehab assignment by throwing a scoreless inning Tuesday at Single-A, but now Gregor Chisholm of MLB.com reports that he’s been “temporarily shutdown” with more back soreness.

  14. Trevor Bauer might be ready for his closeup in Cleveland

    Apr 17, 2014, 11:17 AM EDT

    trevor bauer getty

    Trevor Bauer was impressive in his one-start call-up to the Indians last week and kept things rolling in his return to Triple-A yesterday, throwing six shutout innings with nine strikeouts versus just one walk.

  15. Mets sticking with Jose Valverde as closer despite homers

    Apr 17, 2014, 10:15 AM EDT

    Jose Valverde Mets

    Working in a non-save situation with a five-run lead last night Jose Valverde served up a pair of home runs to the Diamondbacks before eventually finishing up a Mets victory.

  16. Joe Kelly leaves start with hamstring injury

    Apr 16, 2014, 4:16 PM EDT

    Joe Kelly Getty

    Cardinals right-hander Joe Kelly left today’s start against the Brewers after tweaking his hamstring trying to beat out an infield single in the sixth inning.

  17. Jose Tabata leaves game with concussion-like symptoms

    Apr 16, 2014, 2:44 PM EDT

    Florida Marlins v Pittsburgh Pirates

    Pirates outfielder Jose Tabata just made a great catch to rob Brayan Pena of an extra-base hit, but unfortunately he slammed into an unpadded portion of the wall in Cincinnati and had to leave the game.

  18. Mariners set to call up Nick Franklin from Triple-A

    Apr 16, 2014, 12:16 PM EDT

    Nick Franklin Getty

    Nick Franklin lost his job to Robinson Cano, but now he’s headed back to Seattle.

  19. Mets minor league team is hosting “Seinfeld night”

    Apr 16, 2014, 11:19 AM EDT

    Keith Hernandez Jerry Seinfeld

    To celebrate the 25th anniversary of “Seinfeld” starting on NBC the Mets’ Single-A affiliate, the Brooklyn Cyclones of the New York-Penn League, are hosting a “Seinfeld Night” at the ballpark on July 5.

  20. Angels place Kole Calhoun on the disabled list

    Apr 16, 2014, 10:47 AM EDT

    Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim v Cleveland Indians

    Already down an outfielder following Josh Hamilton’s thumb injury, the Angels have placed Kole Calhoun on the disabled list after he injured his ankle last night.

  21. Picture of the Day: George Brett met Lorde

    Apr 16, 2014, 10:15 AM EDT

    george brett and lorde

    Hall of Famer George Brett and Lorde are buddies now, because why wouldn’t they be?

  22. Darnell McDonald joins Cubs front office two weeks after retiring

    Apr 15, 2014, 4:40 PM EDT

    darnell mcdonald getty

    Earlier this month journeyman outfielder Darnell McDonald announced his retirement via Instagram and he’s already landed a good post-playing gig in the Cubs’ front office as a baseball operations assistant.

  23. Indians activate Michael Bourn, demote Nyjer Morgan

    Apr 15, 2014, 3:21 PM EDT

    michael bourn getty

    Michael Bourn is back from the disabled list after being sidelined since the middle of spring training with a hamstring injury and to make room for his return the Indians optioned Nyjer Morgan back to Triple-A.

  24. Yankees place Francisco Cervelli on the 60-day disabled list

    Apr 15, 2014, 2:14 PM EDT

    Baltimore Orioles v New York Yankees

    Francisco Cervelli injured his hamstring Sunday night and the Yankees have placed the backup catcher on the 60-day disabled list rather than the usual 15-day disabled list.

  25. Mike Moustakas and the meaninglessness of spring training

    Apr 15, 2014, 12:48 PM EDT

    Mike Moustakas

    Every year lots of people act like spring training numbers mean something and every year they don’t. I guess there’s really no way of avoiding it, since everyone is so excited to have any kind of baseball to watch again after a long winter that they latch onto some random 20-game sample against varying degrees of competition.

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