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  1. Manny Ramirez went 0-for-4 in Triple-A player/coach debut

    Jun 27, 2014, 11:19 AM EDT

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    At age 42 he started in left field and batted sixth in Iowa’s lineup.

  2. Ear-biting catcher Miguel Olivo has signed with a new team

    Jun 27, 2014, 10:47 AM EDT

    Miguel Olivo

    Miguel Olivo will be playing baseball professionally again before the guy whose ear he bit off, which doesn’t seem quite right.

  3. White Sox designate Scott Downs for assignment

    Jun 27, 2014, 10:15 AM EDT

    Scott Downs White Sox

    Veteran reliever Scott Downs was designated for assignment by the White Sox in a move that Dan Dayes of CSNChicago.com says came “much to the dismay of his teammates.”

  4. Carlos Beltran can’t throw, so he’s a designated hitter only

    Jun 25, 2014, 5:17 PM EDT

    Carols Beltran

    Carlos Beltran has played 17 games for the Yankees since returning from the disabled list for bone spurs in his elbow that may require surgery eventually, but they’ve all been at designated hitter and that’s not going to change anytime soon.

  5. Manny Ramirez set to make Triple-A debut for Cubs as 42-year-old player/coach

    Jun 25, 2014, 3:45 PM EDT

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    Cubs president Theo Epstein has made it very clear all along that there’s no chance of the 42-year-old Ramirez being called up to the majors, but explained that “he’s a nice fit as a mentor for some of the young talented hitters we have in the organization.”

  6. Marlins starting shortstop Adeiny Hechavarria goes on the disabled list

    Jun 25, 2014, 3:15 PM EDT

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    Miami is already without second baseman Rafael Furcal and now his double-play partner, shortstop Adeiny Hechavarria, is headed to the disabled list with a strained triceps muscle.

  7. Giants place Angel Pagan on the disabled list

    Jun 25, 2014, 2:44 PM EDT

    Angel Pagan AP

    After leaving him on the active roster but unavailable for more than a week the Giants have placed center fielder Angel Pagan on the disabled list with a back injury.

  8. Twins demote starting center fielder Aaron Hicks to Double-A

    Jun 25, 2014, 2:14 PM EDT

    Aaron Hicks

    For the second straight season Aaron Hicks was the Twins’ Opening Day center fielder only to hit terribly and lose the job.

  9. Don Baylor is back from a broken femur and probably won’t be fighting anyone

    Jun 25, 2014, 1:50 PM EDT

    Don Baylor

    One of the saddest moments of the season was Angels hitting coach Don Baylor fracturing his femur while catching Vladimir Guerrero’s ceremonial first pitch on Opening Day.

  10. Cardinals designate Pete Kozma for assignment

    Jun 25, 2014, 1:20 PM EDT

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    Pete Kozma was the Cardinals’ Opening Day shortstop last season and a not-insignificant number of people misguidedly believed that he had long-term upside based on paying more attention to his flukey 26-game stint in 2012 rather than his lengthy track record of mediocrity.

  11. Alex Guerrero is finally ready for baseball activities five weeks after Miguel Olivo bit his ear off

    Jun 25, 2014, 12:16 PM EDT

    Alex Guerrero Dodgers

    Five weeks after Triple-A teammate Miguel Olivo bit part of his ear off in a dugout incident Dodgers prospect Alex Guerrero is almost ready to resume playing.

  12. Gerrit Cole is coming off the disabled list Saturday

    Jun 25, 2014, 11:51 AM EDT

    Gerrit Cole

    Gerrit Cole wasn’t ready to come off the disabled list when eligible last week, but the Pirates right-hander is now recovered enough from his shoulder problems to rejoin the rotation Saturday versus the Mets.

  13. Last-place Diamondbacks are preparing for a fire sale

    Jun 25, 2014, 11:19 AM EDT

    Aaron Hill AP

    Do the Diamondbacks have any players other teams will want at the trade deadline?

  14. Sean Marshall undergoes season-ending shoulder surgery

    Jun 25, 2014, 10:47 AM EDT

    Cincinnati Reds Photo Day

    Reds reliever Sean Marshall hasn’t been healthy since 2012, posting an ugly 7.71 ERA between disabled list stints this year, and now the southpaw setup man will miss the remainder of the season following shoulder surgery.

  15. No one has any idea when Jesse Crain might pitch for the Astros

    Jun 25, 2014, 10:15 AM EDT

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    Jesse Crain is approaching one calendar year without pitching, with his last appearance coming on June 29 for the White Sox, which was two teams ago.

  16. Yankees release Heath Bell

    Jun 24, 2014, 5:40 PM EDT

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    Heath Bell signed a minor-league contract with the Yankees on June 13, but after five unimpressive appearances at Triple-A they’ve released the 36-year-old reliever.

  17. Phillies sign Grady Sizemore

    Jun 24, 2014, 5:30 PM EDT

    Grady Sizemore Red Sox

    Released by the Red Sox last week, outfielder Grady Sizemore has agreed to a minor-league deal with the Phillies.

  18. Royals activate Bruce Chen, demote Tim Collins to Triple-A

    Jun 24, 2014, 5:10 PM EDT

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    Veteran starter Bruce Chen is off the disabled list after missing two months with a back injury and in a corresponding move the Royals have demoted reliever Tim Collins to Triple-A.

  19. Rangers call up Carlos Pena

    Jun 24, 2014, 4:16 PM EDT

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    Signed to a minor-league contract by the Rangers last week, veteran first baseman is back in the majors as part of Texas’ never-ending need for injury reinforcements.

  20. A’s activate Josh Reddick, place Kyle Blanks on disabled list

    Jun 24, 2014, 3:15 PM EDT

    Oakland Athletics v Toronto Blue Jays

    Oakland right fielder Josh Reddick is back from the disabled list after missing the past month with a hyperextended right knee and the A’s made room for him on the roster by placing first baseman/outfielder Kyle Blanks on the shelf with a strained calf.

  21. Jose Tabata goes unclaimed on waivers, stays with Pirates at Triple-A

    Jun 24, 2014, 2:44 PM EDT

    Pittsburgh Pirates v Cincinnati Reds

    To make room for second baseman Neil Walker’s return from the disabled list the Pirates designated for assignment outfielder Jose Tabata, who was once a top prospect acquired from the Yankees in exchange for Xavier Nady and Damaso Marte in 2008.

  22. Neil Walker rejoins Pirates after appendectomy

    Jun 24, 2014, 1:50 PM EDT

    Neil Walker AP

    Pittsburgh will activate second baseman Neil Walker from the disabled list for tonight’s game after he missed the past two weeks following an appendectomy.

  23. Lance Lynn shut down the Rockies at Coors Field, but not before fixing his pitch-tipping

    Jun 24, 2014, 1:20 PM EDT

    Lance Lynn Getty

    Cardinals right-hander Lance Lynn allowed a pair of homers in an otherwise decent June 6 start against the Blue Jays, in Toronto, and was apparently convinced afterward that he’d been tipping some of his pitches.

  24. Jerry Sands out at least three weeks with wrist injury

    Jun 24, 2014, 12:48 PM EDT

    Jerry Sands Rays

    Jerry Sands would have been in line for extended action in the Rays’ outfield following David DeJesus’ fractured hand, but now Sands is headed to the disabled list with a strained wrist tendon.

  25. Giants expect Brandon Belt back around the Fourth of July

    Jun 24, 2014, 12:16 PM EDT

    Brandon Belt

    In Brandon Belt’s absence Michael Morse shifted from the outfield to first base and has hit .330 with five homers and a .931 OPS in 29 starts there.

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