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  1. Coco Crisp has “chronic degenerative changes in his neck”

    Jul 30, 2014, 10:15 AM EDT

    coco crisp getty

    “We’ve all come to the conclusion that it’s something we’re gonna be battling the rest of the season.”

  2. Rockies activate Justin Morneau from the disabled list

    Jul 29, 2014, 5:17 PM EDT

    Justin Morneau Rockies

    A strained neck put Justin Morneau’s comeback season on hold, but the Rockies have activated the first baseman from the disabled list for tonight’s game against the Cubs.

  3. Red Sox have a fallback plan for Wednesday’s start in case Jon Lester is traded

    Jul 29, 2014, 4:46 PM EDT

    World Series - St Louis Cardinals v Boston Red Sox - Game Two

    Maybe this happens all the time and we just don’t hear about it, but Red Sox manager John Farrell admitted just now that the team has Brandon Workman lined up to start Wednesday’s game in case scheduled starter Jon Lester is traded before then.

  4. Foot injury knocks Marlon Byrd out of the Phillies’ lineup

    Jul 29, 2014, 4:22 PM EDT

    Marlon Byrd

    In what could throw a wrench into the Phillies’ plans to trade Marlon Byrd before Thursday’s deadline, the 36-year-old outfielder is out of tonight’s lineup after fouling a ball off his foot yesterday.

  5. Pirates looking into “mental component” of Pedro Alvarez’s throwing problems

    Jul 29, 2014, 2:19 PM EDT

    Pedro Alvarez AP

    Pirates third baseman Pedro Alvarez’s throwing issues have gotten so bad–including an MLB-leading 21 of his 23 errors on throws–that Jenn Menendez of the Pittsburgh Post Gazette reports the team is starting to look into “the mental component to find the root of the problem.”

  6. Gerrit Cole throws five shutout innings in rehab start

    Jul 29, 2014, 12:18 PM EDT

    Gerrit Cole

    On the disabled list with a strained lat muscle, Pirates right-hander Gerrit Cole tossed five shutout innings Monday in a minor-league rehab start at Triple-A.

  7. Once healthy, Brandon Morrow will likely rejoin the Blue Jays as a reliever

    Jul 29, 2014, 11:50 AM EDT

    Brandon Morrow

    Brandon Morrow was one of the league’s best starters in 2012, but he’s been an injured mess since then, including a current disabled list stint for a torn tendon in his right index finger.

  8. “Disinterested” Felix Doubront sure seems like he’s trying to get the Red Sox to trade him

    Jul 29, 2014, 10:47 AM EDT

    World Series - Boston Red Sox v St Louis Cardinals - Game Four

    Two days ago Felix Doubront talked at length about how he wants to be back in Boston’s rotation following a demotion to the bullpen and, if the Red Sox aren’t willing to use him as a starter again, he wants to be traded.

  9. Discarded by the Twins, Vance Worley has turned his career around with the Pirates

    Jul 29, 2014, 10:05 AM EDT

    Vance Worley

    Last night Worley tossed a complete-game shutout against the Giants, improving to 4-1 with a 2.54 ERA in 50 innings for the Pirates.

  10. A’s lose Craig Gentry to broken hand, call up speedster Billy Burns

    Jul 28, 2014, 5:17 PM EDT

    Craig Gentry A's

    A’s outfielder Craig Gentry began the season on the disabled list with a back injury and now, after hitting just .264 with zero homers and a .625 OPS in 80 games, he’s going on the shelf again with a broken hand.

  11. Yankees designate Jeff Francis for assignment

    Jul 28, 2014, 4:46 PM EDT

    Colorado Rockies v Chicago Cubs

    Two weeks ago the Yankees acquired Jeff Francis from the A’s as a roster reinforcement, but now they’ve designated the journeyman left-hander for assignment.

  12. Rays activate Joel Peralta, designate Erik Bedard for assignment

    Jul 28, 2014, 3:45 PM EDT

    Joel Peralta

    Bedard was demoted from the rotation to the bullpen three weeks ago, but has barely pitched since then and at age 35 could be nearing the end of the line.

  13. Andrelton Simmons made another incredible play

    Jul 28, 2014, 3:15 PM EDT

    andrelton simmons getty

    At this point I’m almost convinced that the ground balls are purposely doing strange things just to test the limits of what Simmons is capable of.

  14. Dodgers acquire Darwin Barney from Cubs

    Jul 28, 2014, 2:44 PM EDT

    Darwin Barney Getty

    Last week the Cubs designated infielder Darwin Barney for assignment and now Mark Gonzales of the Chicago Tribune reports that they’re close to trading him to the Dodgers.

  15. Oswaldo Arcia Bo Jackson’d his bat after a strikeout

    Jul 28, 2014, 1:51 PM EDT

    Oswaldo Arcia

    Twins outfielder Oswaldo Arcia was unhappy about striking out yesterday against the White Sox, so he snapped his bat over his knee, Bo Jackson-style.

  16. Jason Heyward leaves game with back injury

    Jul 28, 2014, 1:18 PM EDT

    Jason Heyward Getty

    Braves right fielder Jason Heyward left this afternoon’s game what the team is calling lower back soreness.

  17. Phillies release Tony Gwynn Jr.

    Jul 28, 2014, 12:46 PM EDT

    tony gwynn jr. getty

    Gwynn had a brief run as a regular for the Padres and Dodgers, but he profiles strictly as a backup outfielder at this point and at age 31 will likely have to prove himself at Triple-A for a while after hitting just .163 in 67 games for the Phillies.

  18. Before and after: Dmitri Young lost a TON of weight

    Jul 28, 2014, 11:50 AM EDT

    John McDonnell / TWP and via @Nationals)

    During his 13-year MLB career Dmitri Young was one of the largest players in baseball, often struggling with his weight while being listed at 6-foot-2, 295 pounds.

  19. Ubaldo Jimenez set to begin rehab assignment (again)

    Jul 28, 2014, 11:19 AM EDT

    Baltimore Orioles v New York Yankees

    Ubaldo Jimenez was scratched from his scheduled minor-league rehab start last week, but now the Orioles right-hander is slated to start Tuesday at Triple-A as he comes back from an ankle injury.

  20. Rangers drawing lots of trade interest in Alex Rios

    Jul 28, 2014, 10:47 AM EDT

    Alex Rios AP

    With an MLB-worst 41-64 record the Rangers are obviously looking to sell at the trade deadline and right fielder Alex Rios seems likely to be moved before July 31.

  21. Felix Doubront tells the Red Sox: Start me or trade me

    Jul 28, 2014, 10:15 AM EDT

    World Series - Boston Red Sox v St Louis Cardinals - Game Four

    First baseman/outfielder Mike Carp has asked the Red Sox for a trade and apparently left-hander Felix Doubront wouldn’t mind leaving Boston either.

  22. Rangers place Jake Smolinski on the disabled list

    Jul 25, 2014, 5:19 PM EDT

    Jake Smolinski Rangers

    Career minor leaguer Jake Smolinski got a chance in Texas because of the Rangers’ never-ending injuries and took advantage by hitting .389 in 11 games, but now he’s headed to their crowded disabled list with a bone bruise in his foot.

  23. David Ortiz returns to Red Sox lineup after back injury

    Jul 25, 2014, 4:20 PM EDT

    David Ortiz

    Presumably enough time has passed for some of the animosity to fade, but Ortiz’s at-bats will definitely be worth watching tonight.

  24. Chris Capuano will make his Yankees debut Saturday

    Jul 25, 2014, 4:02 PM EDT

    Chris Capuano Getty

    Acquired from the Rockies yesterday for cash considerations, left-hander Chris Capuano will join the Yankees’ rotation and make his debut Saturday versus the Blue Jays.

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