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  1. Blue Jays claim one-dollar man Brad Mills off waivers from A’s

    Jul 17, 2014, 1:23 PM EDT

    brad mills blue jays

    Last month the A’s bought left-hander Brad Mills from the Brewers for the princely sum of one dollar. Then, after promoting him to the majors and giving him three starts the A’s designated him assignment. And now the Blue Jays have claimed Mills off waivers.

  2. Anthony Rendon: “I don’t watch baseball … it’s too long and boring”

    Jul 17, 2014, 12:46 PM EDT

    Anthony Rendon Getty

    Anthony Rendon definitely didn’t mind missing out on the All-Star game.

  3. Would the Dodgers make a run at Jonathan Papelbon as a (really expensive) setup man?

    Jul 17, 2014, 11:51 AM EDT

    Jonathan Papelbon AP

    Phillies closer Jonathan Papelbon has made it very clear that he’d waive his veto rights and welcome a trade to a contender, and Mark Saxon of ESPN Los Angeles talked to “a baseball source” who expects the Dodgers to make a run for the 33-year-old right-hander.

  4. Red Sox GM Ben Cherington: “I didn’t do a good enough job building a complete offense”

    Jul 17, 2014, 11:19 AM EDT

    Ben Cherington

    It’s been less than nine months since the Red Sox hoisted the World Series trophy and less than eight months since general manager Ben Cherington won the Executive of the Year award, but with the team sitting at 43-52 he’s already started to apologize for this year’s product.

  5. Tracy McGrady started an All-Star game and then retired from baseball

    Jul 17, 2014, 10:47 AM EDT

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    His starting the All-Star game was purely a stunt, because in four regular season appearances McGrady posted a 6.75 ERA and walked 10 batters in 6.2 innings without recording a single strikeout.

  6. Matt Kemp wants to be the Dodgers’ center fielder or he’s open to being traded

    Jul 17, 2014, 10:15 AM EDT

    matt kemp getty

    Kemp is making $21 million this season and is owned another $21 million in 2015 followed by $21.5 million per season from 2016-2019.

  7. Emilio Bonifacio nearing return to the Cubs

    Jul 16, 2014, 5:27 PM EDT

    Emilio Bonifacio AP

    After going 3-for-10 with a stolen base in three rookie-ball games Cubs utility man Emilio Bonifacio has moved his minor-league rehab assignment to Double-A.

  8. Don’t expect the Angels to make a run at David Price

    Jul 16, 2014, 4:16 PM EDT

    David Price AP

    If the Rays do decide to trade David Price before the July 31 deadline don’t count on the Angels being his new home, at least according to general manager Jerry Dipoto.

  9. Red Sox release A.J. Pierzynski

    Jul 16, 2014, 3:30 PM EDT

    A.J. Pierzynski

    A.J. Pierzynski passed through waivers unclaimed after being designated for assignment by the Red Sox last week and has now been released.

  10. Reds manager says Joey Votto won’t be out “months and months and months”

    Jul 16, 2014, 2:50 PM EDT

    Colorado Rockies v Cincinnati Reds

    Reds first baseman Joey Votto is one week into his second disabled list stint for a quadriceps injury and manager Bryan Price seems relatively optimistic about the former MVP’s return timetable.

  11. Carlos Ruiz close to returning from concussion

    Jul 16, 2014, 1:50 PM EDT

    Carlos Ruiz

    CSNPhilly.com reports that Ruiz will be in the lineup Thursday night at Single-A Clearwater and barring a setback he could be ready to return from the DL at some point next week.

  12. Royals acquire Jason Frasor from Rangers

    Jul 16, 2014, 1:20 PM EDT

    Houston Astros v Texas Rangers

    The last-place Rangers have started to sell off veterans, trading reliever Jason Frasor to the Royals for minor leaguer Spencer Patton.

  13. Mike Trout and the best 22-year-olds in baseball history

    Jul 16, 2014, 12:48 PM EDT

    Mike Trout

    As a follow-up to the best player in baseball, Mike Trout, being named the Most Valuable Player of the All-Star game, here’s a numbers-based reminder of how amazing he’s been prior to last night.

  14. Joel Hanrahan is not close to joining the Tigers

    Jul 16, 2014, 12:16 PM EDT

    Joel Hanrahan Getty

    Joel Hanrahan signed with the Tigers in May with the idea that he’d be ready to return from Tommy John elbow surgery sometime in June, but now it’s mid-July and the 32-year-old former All-Star closer is still not close to joining Detroit’s bullpen.

  15. Released by the Twins, Scott Diamond signs with the Reds

    Jul 16, 2014, 11:51 AM EDT

    Scott Diamond Getty

    Last season Scott Diamond was supposed to be the Twins’ Opening Day starter, but instead the left-hander began the year on the disabled list while recovering from offseason surgery to remove bone spurs from his elbow.

  16. Evan Gattis cleared to begin rehab assignment

    Jul 16, 2014, 11:19 AM EDT

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    Braves catcher Evan Gattis, who almost surely would have made the All-Star team if not for being on the disabled list with a bulging disk in his back, has been cleared to begin a minor-league rehab assignment Thursday at Triple-A.

  17. Aroldis Chapman tweaked his injured hamstring during the All-Star Game

    Jul 16, 2014, 10:47 AM EDT

    aroldis chapman getty

    Reds closer Aroldis Chapman retired both batters he faced in last night’s All-Star game on a total of just five pitches, but while covering first base on Kyle Seager’s eighth-inning ground out he came up limping.

  18. Wanna buy a suite at Yankee Stadium for Derek Jeter’s final home game? That’ll be $244,000, please

    Jul 16, 2014, 10:10 AM EDT

    Stub Hub Jeter

    That better come with free beer and some pretty amazing snacks. Like hot dogs and nachos, even.

  19. Someone bought Lou Gehrig’s old glove for $287,500

    Jul 15, 2014, 6:18 PM EDT

    lou gehrig glove

    Today as part of the All-Star fan fest event in Minnesota an autographed Lou Gehrig glove from 1935 was put up for auction and sold for $287,500.

  20. What’s the plan for Derek Jeter in his final All-Star Game?

    Jul 15, 2014, 5:17 PM EDT

    Derek Jeter Getty

    Count on at least two standing ovations for Jeter in his final All-Star Game.

  21. Indians demote Zach McAllister to Triple-A

    Jul 15, 2014, 4:52 PM EDT

    Zach McAllister Getty

    Zach McAllister’s return to Cleveland lasted all of three days, as the Indians have optioned the right-hander back to Triple-A after he tossed seven innings of three-run ball versus the White Sox on Saturday.

  22. Mariners release John Buck

    Jul 15, 2014, 4:17 PM EDT

    John Buck

    John Buck passed through waivers unclaimed after being designated for assignment by the Mariners last week and the veteran catcher has been released.

  23. MLB names Billy Bean “ambassador for inclusion”

    Jul 15, 2014, 3:35 PM EDT

    billy bean

    Bean played six seasons in the majors from 1987-1989 and 1993-1995, and in 1999 revealed that he was gay.

  24. Royals owner gives votes of confidence to GM and manager, says “I’m obsessed with winning”

    Jul 15, 2014, 3:05 PM EDT

    Bud Selig, David Glass

    It’s that time of year when the Kansas City media asks Royals owner David Glass for his thoughts on the team’s underwhelming performance.

  25. Giancarlo Stanton almost hit a baseball out of Target Field

    Jul 15, 2014, 1:51 PM EDT

    Giancarlo Stanton

    Last night Giancarlo Stanton hit a baseball an estimated 510 feet, damn near smacking it out of Target Field.

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