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  1. Justin Verlander got knocked around again last night

    Jun 12, 2014, 11:11 AM EDT

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    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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

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

    Jun 11, 2014, 3:48 PM EDT

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    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.”

  8. Pirates place Francisco Liriano on the disabled list

    Jun 11, 2014, 3:25 PM EDT

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    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.

  9. Kendrys Morales has absolutely zero concept of rust

    Jun 11, 2014, 2:55 PM EDT

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    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.

  10. 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.

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

    Jun 11, 2014, 1:20 PM EDT

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

  12. 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.

  13. 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.

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

    Jun 11, 2014, 11:51 AM EDT

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    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.

  15. Red Sox sign outfielder Andres Torres

    Jun 11, 2014, 11:19 AM EDT

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

  16. Mets selling Zach Lutz to Japanese team

    Jun 11, 2014, 10:47 AM EDT

    Zach Lutz Mets

    Zach Lutz who played briefly for the Mets last season and in 2012, is leaving their Triple-A team to go play in Japan, according to Adam Rubin of ESPN New York.

  17. Braves activate Jordan Walden, send Alex Wood to Triple-A to prep as a starter

    Jun 10, 2014, 5:17 PM EDT

    Alex Wood

    Alex Wood has split his first two seasons between the Braves’ bullpen and rotation, making 18 starts and 31 relief appearances. And he’s been very good, posting a 3.26 ERA and 140 strikeouts in 138 innings overall.

  18. Cubs release Jose Veras

    Jun 10, 2014, 4:46 PM EDT

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    As expected, no other teams claimed Jose Veras and the remainder of his $4 million contract off waivers after the Cubs designated him for assignment last week and the 33-year-old reliever has been released.

  19. Joey Votto rejoins the Reds after 25 days on the disabled list

    Jun 10, 2014, 3:45 PM EDT

    Chicago Cubs v Cincinnati Reds

    After spending nearly a month on the disabled list with a strained quadriceps Reds first baseman Joey Votto is back in the starting lineup and batting third for tonight’s game against the Dodgers.

  20. Gregory Polanco is batting second for his Pirates debut

    Jun 10, 2014, 3:15 PM EDT

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    Stud outfield prospect Gregory Polanco is making his MLB debut tonight and the Pirates have him starting in right field and batting second in the lineup.

  21. Phillies sign No. 7 overall draft pick Aaron Nola

    Jun 10, 2014, 2:40 PM EDT

    Aaron Nola has a chance to be one of the first–and perhaps the first–player from the draft class to reach the majors because he’s a polished college starter with excellent control and incredible overall numbers against good competition.

  22. George Springer missing second straight game with knee injury

    Jun 10, 2014, 1:27 PM EDT

    George Springer

    Astros rookie George Springer is out of the lineup today for the second straight game because of a sore right knee.

  23. Joey Gallo made his Double-A debut with a walk-off homer

    Jun 10, 2014, 12:20 PM EDT

    Joey Gallo, Guilder Rodriguez

    Rangers prospect Joey Gallo destroyed high Single-A to the tune of a .323 batting average, 21 homers, and a 1.199 OPS in 58 games, earning the slugging third baseman a much-deserved promotion to Double-A over the weekend.

  24. Eric Chavez is hoping to avoid knee surgery

    Jun 10, 2014, 11:19 AM EDT

    Arizona Diamondbacks v Colorado Rockies

    Eric Chavez has a knee injury that might normally require surgery, but the 36-year-old is close enough to the end of his career and has gone through enough health problems that he’s decided not to go under the knife.

  25. Scott Van Slyke is thriving next to the Dodgers’ big-name, high-priced outfielders

    Jun 10, 2014, 10:47 AM EDT

    Scott Van Slyke Dodgers

    There’s been lots of talk about the Dodgers having four big-name outfielders for three starting spots, but while everyone debates how manager Don Mattingly should divvy up the playing time among Matt Kemp, Yasiel Puig, Carl Crawford, and Andre Ethier a different outfielder has been the most productive in the bunch.

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