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  1. Macklemore threw out the first pitch in Seattle (and took a selfie)

    Jun 13, 2014, 10:47 AM EDT

    Macklemore Mariners

    Macklemore threw out the ceremoninal first pitch before last night’s Mariners-Yankees game in Seattle and … well, a couple things:

  2. Yankees prospect Gary Sanchez disciplined at Double-A

    Jun 13, 2014, 10:15 AM EDT

    Gary Sanchez Yankees

    Yankees catching prospect Gary Sanchez, who ranked 35th on Baseball America’s annual list heading into this season, has been benched at Double-A for repeated disciplinary reasons.

  3. Topps makes short-printed sabermetrics cards

    Jun 12, 2014, 6:20 PM EDT

    mike trout topps

    Baseball cards and stat-heads, together at last.

  4. Cubs sign Yorvit Torrealba

    Jun 12, 2014, 4:16 PM EDT

    Yorvit Torrealba

    Chicago currently has John Baker and Eli Whiteside splitting time behind the plate because starting catcher Welington Castillo is on the disabled list with a rib cage injury.

  5. On second thought, Phillies find Darin Ruf has broken wrist

    Jun 12, 2014, 3:45 PM EDT

    New York Mets v Philadelphia Phillies

    Two weeks ago the Phillies demoted Darin Ruf to Triple-A and he won’t be back in Philadelphia anytime soon, as Ryan Lawrence of the Philadelphia Daily News reports that the 27-year-old first baseman/outfielder has a broken bone in his left wrist.

  6. Indians activate Nick Swisher, place Jason Giambi on the disabled list

    Jun 12, 2014, 3:28 PM EDT

    Oakland Athletics v Cleveland Indians

    Nick Swisher is back from the disabled list and in the Indians’ lineup for tonight’s game after missing the past two weeks with a hyperextended left knee. To make room on the roster for his return Jason Giambi is headed to the disabled list with left knee inflammation.

  7. Diamondbacks claim Jordan Pacheco off waivers from Rockies

    Jun 12, 2014, 2:46 PM EDT

    Jordan Pacheco Rockies

    Arizona has claimed catcher/infielder Jordan Pacheco off waivers after he was designated for assignment by Colorado last week.

  8. Diamondbacks demote Trevor Cahill to Single-A after $30 million contract clears waivers

    Jun 12, 2014, 2:15 PM EDT

    Trevor Cahill, Charles Nagy, Wil Nieves

    Trevor Cahill cleared waivers after being designated for assignment earlier this week and the Diamondbacks have demoted the 26-year-old veteran of six big-league seasons to Single-A.

  9. Mariners calling up Jesus Montero

    Jun 12, 2014, 12:51 PM EDT

    Jesus Montero

    Jesus Montero has been a bust for the Mariners since they acquired him as a top prospect from the Yankees for Miguel Pineda, but he’s hit reasonably well at Triple-A this season and now he’s on his way back to the majors.

  10. Will the Cardinals send down Oscar Taveras when Matt Adams returns?

    Jun 12, 2014, 11:46 AM EDT

    matt adams cardinals getty

    St. Louis’ lineup is about to get crowded, so who will be the one to go?

  11. Justin Verlander got knocked around again last night

    Jun 12, 2014, 11:11 AM EDT

    justin verlander getty

    Justin Verlander turned in another rough outing last night, allowing seven runs in 5.2 innings against the White Sox. And all the damage came in the sixth inning, following five scoreless frames to begin the game.

  12. Ryan Zimmerman will move back to third base when Bryce Harper gets healthy

    Jun 12, 2014, 10:30 AM EDT

    Ryan Zimmerman

    Ryan Zimmerman has been playing left field for the Nationals since coming off the disabled list last week, but manager Matt Williams made it clear that he’ll return to third base once Bryce Harper is ready to come off the disabled list himself.

  13. Yoenis Cespedes made another incredible throw last night

    Jun 12, 2014, 9:45 AM EDT

    Yoenis Cespedes A's

    It wasn’t quite as impressive as his laser to throw out Howie Kendrick at the plate Tuesday night, but A’s left fielder Yoenis Cespedes made another great throw last night to nail Albert Pujols at third base.

  14. More elbow problems halt Chad Billingsley’s comeback from Tommy John surgery

    Jun 12, 2014, 9:20 AM EDT

    Chad Billingsley

    As of last week Dodgers right-hander Chad Billingsley was making steady progress in his recovery from Tommy John surgery, but his minor-league rehab assignment has been shut down after he complained of elbow soreness.

  15. Tanner Scheppers has more elbow problems

    Jun 11, 2014, 5:20 PM EDT

    Tanner Scheppers Rangers

    Tanner Scheppers’ nightmare season continues, as the Rangers right-hander is now headed back to the disabled list with elbow inflammation.

  16. Twins demote Josmil Pinto back to Triple-A

    Jun 11, 2014, 4:16 PM EDT

    Josmil Pinto Twins

    One side effect of the Twins signing Kendrys Morales to be their everyday designated hitter is that it pushed Josmil Pinto out of the lineup and, it turns out, back to the minors.

  17. Carlos Marmol left the Reds’ Triple-A team without permission

    Jun 11, 2014, 3:48 PM EDT

    carlos marmol getty

    Carlos Marmol, who’s pitching at Triple-A for the Reds affiliate, has been placed on the restricted list because he “left the club without permission.”

  18. Pirates place Francisco Liriano on the disabled list

    Jun 11, 2014, 3:25 PM EDT

    liriano getty

    Francisco Liriano’s disappointing season continued Tuesday, as the reigning Comeback Player of the Year exited his start against the Cubs in the fourth inning with an oblique injury.

  19. Kendrys Morales has absolutely zero concept of rust

    Jun 11, 2014, 2:55 PM EDT

    Kendrys-Morales-Twins

    After re-signing with the Red Sox shortstop Stephen Drew went 1-for-14 and then injured his oblique muscle, but the other Scott Boras client who sat out the first two months of the season before finally signing, Kendrys Morales, is showing zero signs of rust.

  20. Rockies prospect Daniel Winkler needs Tommy John surgery

    Jun 11, 2014, 1:50 PM EDT

    Daniel Winkler

    Eddie Butler was shut down with a shoulder injury after making his MLB debut for Colorado earlier this week and now another very good Rockies pitching prospect is headed for elbow surgery.

  21. Francona, Gardenhire, Hurdle, Gonzalez named to All-Star coaching staffs

    Jun 11, 2014, 1:20 PM EDT

    ron-gardenhire-twins

    All-Star managers John Farrell and Mike Matheny have picked the other managers to add to their coaching staffs for the game.

  22. Cubs sign No. 4 pick Kyle Schwarber for below slot bonus

    Jun 11, 2014, 12:48 PM EDT

    Kyle Schwarber

    When the Cubs drafted Indiana University catcher Kyle Schwarber with the fourth overall pick it was viewed as a surprising move and the assumption was that they’d save money on that signing and use the extra funds to help snag a high-upside player later in the draft.

  23. Doug Fister is 5-0 with a 1.83 ERA since his delayed, rough Nationals debut

    Jun 11, 2014, 12:16 PM EDT

    Doug Fister Getty

    Doug Fister’s debut for the Nationals was delayed until mid-May by a season-opening stint on the disabled list, but now he’s healthy and showing why so many people thought Washington pulled off a great trade getting him from Detroit this offseason.

  24. Matt Harvey no longer expects to pitch for the Mets this year

    Jun 11, 2014, 11:51 AM EDT

    matt harvey getty

    Matt Harvey has insisted all along that he planned to pitch this season, but now that his recovery process from Tommy John elbow surgery has been slowed down a bit by the Mets he’s come around to the idea that it might be 2015 before he sees games action in the majors again.

  25. Red Sox sign outfielder Andres Torres

    Jun 11, 2014, 11:19 AM EDT

    andres torres getty

    Boston has signed veteran outfielder Andres Torres to a minor-league contract, the team announced.

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