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  1. Rangers drawing lots of trade interest in Alex Rios

    Jul 28, 2014, 10:47 AM EDT

    Alex Rios AP

    With an MLB-worst 41-64 record the Rangers are obviously looking to sell at the trade deadline and right fielder Alex Rios seems likely to be moved before July 31.

  2. Felix Doubront tells the Red Sox: Start me or trade me

    Jul 28, 2014, 10:15 AM EDT

    World Series - Boston Red Sox v St Louis Cardinals - Game Four

    First baseman/outfielder Mike Carp has asked the Red Sox for a trade and apparently left-hander Felix Doubront wouldn’t mind leaving Boston either.

  3. Rangers place Jake Smolinski on the disabled list

    Jul 25, 2014, 5:19 PM EDT

    Jake Smolinski Rangers

    Career minor leaguer Jake Smolinski got a chance in Texas because of the Rangers’ never-ending injuries and took advantage by hitting .389 in 11 games, but now he’s headed to their crowded disabled list with a bone bruise in his foot.

  4. David Ortiz returns to Red Sox lineup after back injury

    Jul 25, 2014, 4:20 PM EDT

    David Ortiz

    Presumably enough time has passed for some of the animosity to fade, but Ortiz’s at-bats will definitely be worth watching tonight.

  5. Chris Capuano will make his Yankees debut Saturday

    Jul 25, 2014, 4:02 PM EDT

    Chris Capuano Getty

    Acquired from the Rockies yesterday for cash considerations, left-hander Chris Capuano will join the Yankees’ rotation and make his debut Saturday versus the Blue Jays.

  6. A’s acquire Deck McGuire from Blue Jays

    Jul 25, 2014, 2:44 PM EDT

    deck mcguire blue jays

    McGuire was the 11th overall pick in 2010 and his pro career got off to a good start, but he’s struggled against more experience competition and has an ERA above 5.00 between Double-A and Triple-A.

  7. Mets willing to cover $2 million of Bartolo Colon’s contract in trade

    Jul 25, 2014, 1:13 PM EDT

    Bartolo Colon

    At age 41 he’s at risk to break down, but Colon has a 2.98 ERA in his last 12 starts with a 62/14 K/BB ratio and .217 opponents’ batting average in 85 innings.

  8. Jimmy Rollins’ $11 million option for 2015 will vest tonight

    Jul 25, 2014, 11:51 AM EDT

    Miami Marlins v Philadelphia Phillies

    Rollins also has the ability to block any potential trade, so even if contending teams think having him locked into place for 2015 adds to their interest level it may be a moot point.

  9. Kyle Gibson “doubtful” to make Saturday start due to back injury

    Jul 25, 2014, 10:47 AM EDT

    Kyle Gibson Twins

    Kyle Gibson has had an up-and-down first full season for the Twins and now he may wind up on the disabled list with a back injury.

  10. Mariners call up Triple-A shortstop Chris Taylor to push struggling Brad Miller

    Jul 25, 2014, 10:15 AM EDT

    Brad Miller

    After a huge spring training that won him the Mariners’ starting shortstop job Brad Miller has struggled mightily, hitting .205 with a .599 OPS and 74/25 K/BB ratio in 86 games.

  11. Fractured fibula likely to keep Astros prospect Carlos Correa from Arizona Fall League

    Jul 24, 2014, 5:47 PM EDT

    Carlos Correa

    Before the injury Correa was having an excellent season, hitting .325 with 20 steals in 62 games at high Single-A as a 19-year-old.

  12. Masahiro Tanaka “is still reporting discomfort in his elbow”

    Jul 24, 2014, 5:10 PM EDT

    Masahiro Tanaka AP

    Yankees ace Masahiro Tanaka is supposed to rest for six weeks before doctors determine if he needs Tommy John elbow surgery, but 10 days into the process things aren’t going well.

  13. Chuck Knoblauch arrested, accused of assaulting ex-wife

    Jul 24, 2014, 3:30 PM EDT

    Chuck Knoblauch

    According to K-HOU television in Houston the 46-year-old Knoblauch has been charged with assault of a family member, Cheri Knoblauch, whom he divorced in 2012.

  14. Mariners re-acquire Kendrys Morales from Twins for Stephen Pryor

    Jul 24, 2014, 2:51 PM EDT

    Kendrys-Morales-Twins

    Kendrys Morales had a good first week for the Twins after sitting out the first two months of the season and then signing a one-year, $7.5 million deal in June, but he’s been horrendous since then while hitting .209 with one homer and a .524 OPS in 33 games.

  15. Are the Dodgers about to dump Dan Haren?

    Jul 24, 2014, 2:44 PM EDT

    Dan Haren Dodgers

    Dan Haren finished last season strong for the Nationals, signed a one-year, $10 million deal with the Dodgers this offseason, and got off to a nice start in Los Angeles.

  16. Mariners send Taijuan Walker back to Triple-A

    Jul 24, 2014, 1:46 PM EDT

    taijuan walker getty

    Taijuan Walker rejoined Seattle’s rotation Wednesday after spending most of the season on the disabled list and at Triple-A, but after struggling in his start against the Mets the Mariners have sent the 21-year-old rookie back to the minors.

  17. A’s designate $10 million reliever Jim Johnson for assignment

    Jul 24, 2014, 1:10 PM EDT

    Jim Johnson A's

    Oakland acquiring Jim Johnson from Baltimore and agreeing to pay him $10 million this season left a lot of people shaking their heads and now the move is officially a spectacular failure. And over, too.

  18. Tigers GM says Joel Hanrahan’s rehab status “does not sound encouraging”

    Jul 24, 2014, 12:20 PM EDT

    Joel Hanrahan

    When the Tigers signed Joel Hanrahan in May they were hoping the former All-Star closer would be ready to return from Tommy John elbow surgery by the All-Star break, but he hasn’t progressed as planned and now they’re not hoping for much of anything.

  19. Which hitters have the most multi-homer games?

    Jul 24, 2014, 11:51 AM EDT

    Edwin Encarnacion Getty

    Four names you’d expect and one name of a guy heading to retirement.

  20. Neftali Feliz expected to take over as Rangers closer following Joakim Soria trade

    Jul 24, 2014, 11:19 AM EDT

    Neftali Feliz

    Texas traded closer Joakim Soria to Detroit for a pair of prospects and Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News reports that the Rangers will likely turn back to a familiar name to fill the vacant closer role: Neftali Feliz.

  21. Impending free agent Jon Lester won’t talk contract with the Red Sox until after the season

    Jul 24, 2014, 10:50 AM EDT

    Jon Lester Getty

    Jon Lester is three months from hitting the open market as a free agent and Red Sox president Larry Lucchino revealed during a radio interview that the left-hander has informed the team he won’t negotiate a new contract until after the season.

  22. Ryan Howard has officially been benched by the Phillies

    Jul 24, 2014, 10:15 AM EDT

    Philadelphia Phillies v Los Angeles Dodgers

    Jim Salisbury of CSNPhilly.com reported yesterday that the Phillies have considered releasing struggling first baseman Ryan Howard with more than $60 million remaining on his contract and today is the day it becomes totally clear that the former MVP has been benched.

  23. Quadriceps injury shuts down Astros rookie slugger George Springer

    Jul 23, 2014, 5:17 PM EDT

    George Springer

    Springer got off to a slow start following his mid-April call-up and his strikeout total leads the league, but he’s smacked 20 homers with a .900 OPS in 61 games since early May to rank as one of the league’s better all-around players during that span.

  24. Twins designate Matt Guerrier for assignment

    Jul 23, 2014, 4:46 PM EDT

    matt-guerrier-twins

    Matt Guerrier began this week with a nice-looking 2.67 ERA in 26 appearances for the Twins, but a 12/8 K/BB ratio in 27 innings showed that he was anything but impressive.

  25. Carlos Ruiz rejoins Phillies after concussion

    Jul 23, 2014, 4:16 PM EDT

    Carlos Ruiz

    Ruiz hit poorly on a minor-league rehab assignment at Single-A, going 3-for-17 (.176) with three strikeouts and one walk in five games, but he’s avoided any post-concussion symptoms and the Phillies are convinced he’s ready to return.

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