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  1. Billy Hamilton is the youngest player with 50 steals since 2007

    Aug 28, 2014, 2:44 PM EDT

    Billy Hamilton

    Not many rookies in recent MLB history have done as much running as The Fastest Man In Baseball.

  2. Brewers manager Ron Roenicke on umpire Mark Ripperger: “He’s terrible”

    Aug 28, 2014, 12:52 PM EDT

    Ron Roenicke Brewers

    Last night after the Brewers lost to the Padres in extra innings manager Ron Roenicke tore into home plate umpire Mark Ripperger, who ejected Roenicke from the game in the ninth inning.

  3. Report: Ryne Sandberg was “ticked off” at Cole Hamels

    Aug 28, 2014, 12:16 PM EDT

    Ryne Sandberg

    Four players (Cole Hamels, Domonic Brown, David Buchanan, and Kyle Kendrick) have publicly criticized and/or disrespected Phillies manager Ryne Sandberg this month, but the rookie skipper insists it’s “not a big deal.”

  4. Watch the Yankees get nine straight hits off David Price

    Aug 28, 2014, 11:50 AM EDT

    David Price Tigers

    MLB.com strung together video of all nine hits, which is weirdly mesmerizing to watch.

  5. Hyun-Jin Ryu throws simulated game, nears return to Dodgers

    Aug 28, 2014, 11:19 AM EDT

    Hyun-Jin Ryu

    Clayton Kershaw and Zack Greinke get most of the attention in the Dodgers’ rotation–and rightfully so–but Ryu has also been fantastic with a 3.12 ERA in 53 starts since signing a six-year, $36 million contract with Los Angeles last offseason.

  6. Brewers tried to trade for Justin Morneau, but Rockies pulled him back off waivers

    Aug 28, 2014, 10:15 AM EDT

    Justin Morneau Rockies

    Morneau is under contract for next season at a reasonable $6.75 million salary, so the Rockies weren’t inclined to give him away cheaply.

  7. Yankees sign Mets castoff Chris Young

    Aug 27, 2014, 4:16 PM EDT

    chris young getty

    Young signed a one-year, $7.25 million deal with the Mets this offseason in the hopes of building back his value before hitting the free agent market again, but instead he hit just .205 with eight homers and a .630 OPS in 88 games.

  8. Royals demote Aaron Crow to Double-A

    Aug 27, 2014, 3:45 PM EDT

    Aaron Crow

    Crow was an All-Star in 2011 and has a 3.35 ERA in 226 career innings through age 26, including a 3.86 ERA in 59 appearances this season.

  9. David Ortiz is back in the Red Sox’s lineup

    Aug 27, 2014, 3:18 PM EDT

    David Ortiz

    In the 10 games prior to the injury Ortiz hit .515 with four homers, three doubles, and a 1.606 OPS while the Red Sox went 2-8.

  10. Yonder Alonso needs surgery to “re-attach a ruptured tendon to the bone”

    Aug 27, 2014, 2:21 PM EDT

    yonder alonso getty

    Alonso is arbitration eligible for the first time this offseason coming off a career-worst season in which he hit just .240 with seven homers and a .682 OPS in 84 games.

  11. Mark Appel had the best start of his pro career last night

    Aug 27, 2014, 1:13 PM EDT

    Mark Appel AP

    Astros prospect Mark Appel was terrible at Single-A and then there was a weird quasi-controversy about him throwing a bullpen session in Houston, but now the former No. 1 overall pick is thriving at Double-A.

  12. Tony Cingrani unlikely to pitch for Reds again this season

    Aug 27, 2014, 12:16 PM EDT

    Tony Cingrani

    Cingrani has been on the Triple-A disabled list since late June with a strained shoulder and recently had to halt the start of a throwing program due to continued discomfort.

  13. Diamondbacks expect Patrick Corbin to be out until June of next season

    Aug 27, 2014, 11:50 AM EDT

    Patrick Corbin

    “He’d probably punch me if heard me saying that but you’re really going to take your time and make sure he’s ready to go.”

  14. Mike Napoli followed Manny Ramirez’s footsteps by going fifth deck in Toronto

    Aug 27, 2014, 11:19 AM EDT

    Mike Napoli Getty

    Napoli became just the eighth visiting player to hit a homer into the fifth deck at Rogers Centre in the ballpark’s 26-year history.

  15. Marlins’ 0.48 ERA reliever Bryan Morris has a hip injury

    Aug 27, 2014, 10:47 AM EDT

    Bryan Morris Marlins

    Right-hander Bryan Morris has been ridiculously good for the Marlins since they acquired him from the Pirates for a draft pick in June, posting a 0.48 ERA in 38 innings. But now he’s hurt.

  16. Angels may pursue Trevor Cahill as Bartolo Colon alternative

    Aug 27, 2014, 10:15 AM EDT

    Trevor Cahill Getty

    With an $11 million salary for next season Mets right-hander Bartolo Colon is apparently out of the Angels’ price range as they try to upgrade the injury wrecked rotation, but Diamondbacks right-hander Trevor Cahill could be an option.

  17. Mariners extend general manager Jack Zduriencik’s contract

    Aug 26, 2014, 5:50 PM EDT

    jack zduriencik getty

    Not so long ago Mariners general manager Jack Zduriencik was on the hot seat–and rightfully so, after four consecutive losing seasons–but then he broke the bank for Robinson Cano this offseason and now the Mariners are 71-59.

  18. David Wright is out of the Mets’ lineup and admits his shoulder is “not 100 percent”

    Aug 26, 2014, 5:20 PM EDT

    New York Mets v Miami Marlins

    Recently there have been conflicting reports about the status of David Wright’s injured shoulder, but the Mets third baseman is out of the lineup tonight for the second straight game and admitted that he’s still hurting.

  19. Twins prospect Byron Buxton to play in Arizona Fall League

    Aug 26, 2014, 4:16 PM EDT

    byron buxton getty

    Twins prospect Byron Buxton missed the first two-plus months of the season following a spring training wrist injury and missed the final two weeks of the season following a concussion suffered during a gruesome-looking outfield collision.

  20. Ryan Hanigan rejoins Rays after six weeks on disabled list

    Aug 26, 2014, 2:44 PM EDT

    Ryan Hanigan Rays

    Acquired from the Reds this offseason after posting a .360 on-base percentage through his first seven seasons in the majors, Hanigan hit just .212 with a .309 on-base percentage in 61 games before the injury.

  21. Jason Giambi set to begin rehab assignment

    Aug 26, 2014, 1:40 PM EDT

    Chicago White Sox v Cleveland Indians

    Jason Giambi has been out since June with left knee inflammation and has played just 15 games for the Indians all season, but now the 43-year-old designated hitter has been cleared to begin a minor-league rehab assignment.

  22. White Sox activate Adam Eaton

    Aug 26, 2014, 12:45 PM EDT

    Adam Eaton

    White Sox center fielder Adam Eaton is off the disabled list after missing the past three weeks with a strained oblique muscle.

  23. What’s wrong with Koji Uehara?

    Aug 26, 2014, 11:50 AM EDT

    Koji Uehara AP

    Red Sox closer Koji Uehara has been human of late, blowing back-to-back saves and allowing a total of seven runs in his previous four appearances, which has people wondering if the 39-year-old right-hander might be wearing down.

  24. Cardinals outfielder Shane Robinson suffers shoulder injury

    Aug 26, 2014, 11:19 AM EDT

    Shane Robinson

    Jenifer Langosch of MLB.com reports that the Cardinals think Robinson suffered a partially dislocated shoulder, with manager Mike Matheny saying that “it looks like it’s in pretty bad shape.”

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