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  1. UPDATE: Clay Buchholz set to rejoin Red Sox after successful rehab start

    Jun 19, 2014, 8:38 PM EDT

    Boston Red Sox  v Tampa Bay Rays

    Clay Buchholz struggled in his first minor-league rehab start last week, but fared much better this afternoon by tossing six shutout innings at Triple-A Pawtucket.

  2. Phillies set to activate Cody Asche from the disabled list

    Jun 19, 2014, 6:43 PM EDT

    Pittsburgh Pirates v Philadelphia Phillies

    Cody Asche has been out for a month with a hamstring injury, but the Phillies are expected to activate the third baseman from the disabled list Friday.

  3. Cardinals skipping Michael Wacha’s next start for “rest”

    Jun 19, 2014, 5:12 PM EDT

    NLCS - Los Angeles Dodgers v St Louis Cardinals

    Cardinals right-hander Michael Wacha will not make his scheduled start Sunday, but the team says he’s healthy and they’re simply giving the 22-year-old some rest to limit his workload.

  4. Mets sign No. 10 pick Michael Conforto

    Jun 19, 2014, 4:20 PM EDT

    Michael Conforto

    Jim Callis of MLB.com reports that the Mets and first-round draft pick Michael Conforto have agreed to $2.97 million bonus that’s the exact slot recommendation for the 10th overall pick.

  5. Rays lose David DeJesus to fractured hand

    Jun 19, 2014, 3:45 PM EDT

    David DeJesus

    David DeJesus has been one of the Rays’ few productive hitters this season, but now the veteran outfielder will be out of the lineup for a while with a fractured right hand suffered Wednesday on a check swing.

  6. Walk-off hitting hero last night, demoted to Triple-A today

    Jun 19, 2014, 3:05 PM EDT

    Tony Campana Diamondbacks

    Tony Campana’s walk-off single gave the Diamondbacks a win over the Brewers last night and his reward is a demotion to Triple-A about 15 hours later.

  7. Rangers release Daniel Bard after he posted a 175.50 ERA at Single-A

    Jun 19, 2014, 12:46 PM EDT

    daniel bard getty

    Daniel Bard walked or plunked 16 of the 18 total batters he faced, and today the Rangers decided they’d seen enough and released the 29-year-old right-hander and his 175.50 ERA.

  8. Raul Ibanez is 42 years old and hitting .153, but Angels manager Mike Scioscia is sticking with him

    Jun 19, 2014, 12:16 PM EDT

    Raul Ibanez Angels

    Angels manager Mike Scioscia is taking a lot of heat locally for continuing to play struggling 42-year-old Raul Ibanez, especially after the team called up first base prospect C.J. Cron to provide an alternative at designated hitter.

  9. Brett Cecil tried to pitch through a groin injury and it went poorly

    Jun 19, 2014, 11:19 AM EDT

    Brett Cecil;

    Brett Cecil was available out of the Blue Jays’ bullpen last night against the Yankees after taking five days off to rest a groin injury, but the former All-Star setup man walked the first batter he faced and then allowed a bases-clearing triple to Brian McCann.

  10. Mark Trumbo and the Diamondbacks disagree about his return timetable

    Jun 19, 2014, 10:47 AM EDT

    mark trumbo getty

    Mark Trumbo’s recovery from a fractured foot has taken much longer than expected, but the Diamondbacks left fielder said yesterday that he’s “good to go” and wants to begin a minor-league rehab assignment.

  11. Yonder Alonso is headed to the disabled list and might not have a job when he gets back

    Jun 19, 2014, 10:15 AM EDT

    Washington Nationals v San Diego Padres

    Padres first baseman Yonder Alonso has been out since Monday with a sore right wrist and Bernie Wilson of the Associated Press reports that he’ll be placed on the disabled list.

  12. Mariners sign No. 6 pick Alex Jackson for above-slot bonus

    Jun 18, 2014, 5:31 PM EDT

    Alex Jackson Mariners

    Jim Callis of MLB.com reports that the Mariners have signed No. 6 overall draft pick Alex Jackson to an above-slot bonus worth more than $4 million.

  13. Indians designate Josh Outman for assignment

    Jun 18, 2014, 4:46 PM EDT

    Josh Outman Indians

    Cleveland activated right-hander Zach McAllister from the disabled list and to make room for his return to the roster the Indians designated left-hander Josh Outman for assignment.

  14. Adam Wainwright cleared to make his next start

    Jun 18, 2014, 3:49 PM EDT

    Adam Wainwright

    Adam Wainwright was scratched from his scheduled start Monday with a sore elbow, but the Cardinals ace threw 35-40 pitches in a bullpen session today and afterward told Dan O’Neill of the St. Louis Post Dispatch that he “felt very good … there were no signs of anything.”

  15. Marlins sign Brad Penny

    Jun 18, 2014, 3:15 PM EDT

    Detroit Tigers v Baltimore Orioles

    Back in spring training the Royals released Brad Penny after the 35-year-old right-hander punched a wall following an ineffective outing, but now he’ll give his comeback another try with the Marlins.

  16. Red Sox release Grady Sizemore

    Jun 18, 2014, 2:14 PM EDT

    Grady Sizemore Getty

    Not surprisingly, the Red Sox couldn’t find a taker for Grady Sizemore via trade.

  17. Jonny Venters gets platelet-rich plasma injection

    Jun 18, 2014, 1:45 PM EDT

    Braves' Venters walks back to mound after allowing a run on a single by Phillies' Ibanez during eighth inning of their MLB National League game in Atlanta

    Jonny Venters is making his way back from undergoing Tommy John elbow surgery in May of last year, but the Braves setup man had to shut his throwing program down last week due to soreness.

  18. Cubs promote prospect Kris Bryant to Triple-A

    Jun 18, 2014, 1:13 PM EDT

    Kris Bryant Cubs

    It’s not quite a promotion to the big leagues, but the Cubs have moved up stud third base prospect Kris Bryant from Double-A to Triple-A after he hit .355 with 22 homers, 20 doubles, and a 1.160 OPS in 68 first-half games.

  19. Nationals activate Gio Gonzalez from the disabled list

    Jun 18, 2014, 12:16 PM EDT

    Gio Gonzalez Getty

    Out since mid-May with a shoulder injury, Nationals left-hander Gio Gonzalez is off the disabled list and will start tonight against the Astros.

  20. Ryan Howard responds to Nickelback-listening allegations

    Jun 18, 2014, 11:51 AM EDT

    nickelback

    Last night in Atlanta during the Phillies-Braves game some fans held up a sign that said: “Ryan Howard listens to Nickelback.”

  21. Mike Trout is, once again, the best player in baseball

    Jun 18, 2014, 11:19 AM EDT

    Mike Trout AP

    It took a little while because he got off to what was for him at least a slow start to the season, but for the third straight year Angels center fielder Mike Trout leads all of baseball in Wins Above Replacement.

  22. CC Sabathia is at least six weeks from rejoining the Yankees

    Jun 18, 2014, 10:47 AM EDT

    CC Sabathia

    Initially when CC Sabathia underwent stem cell treatment for chronic knee problems the Yankees said he’d be out at least six weeks, but now it’s four weeks later and manager Joe Girardi says the left-hander will probably be out for at least another six weeks.

  23. A’s closer Sean Doolittle has the best strikeout-to-walk ratio in baseball history and it’s not even close

    Jun 18, 2014, 10:15 AM EDT

    Texas Rangers v Oakland Athletics

    Seriously. He’s thrown 33 innings this season and has 46 strikeouts compared to one walk.

  24. Francisco Cervelli returns from 60-day disabled list

    Jun 17, 2014, 6:43 PM EDT

    Francisco Cervelli

    The Yankees have made a change at backup catcher, activating Francisco Cervelli from the 60-day disabled list and sending John Ryan Murphy back to Triple-A.

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