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Aaron Gleeman

  1. Are the Marlins ditching 23-year-old Jacob Turner for 36-year-old Brad Penny?

    Aug 6, 2014, 12:46 PM EDT

    Detroit Tigers v Baltimore Orioles

    Not only did the Marlins surprise a lot of people by designating for assignment one-time top prospect Jacob Turner–who at 23 years old still has plenty of upside–they’re apparently thinking of replacing him in the rotation with 36-year-old Brad Penny.

  2. A.J. Pierzynski: “I love Boston … I know everyone expects me to be bitter, but I’m not”

    Aug 6, 2014, 11:19 AM EDT

    A.J. Pierzynski Getty

    So now that he’s in St. Louis should the 37-year-old catcher be angry with how things went in Boston?

  3. Angel Pagan is finally ready to return to the Giants

    Aug 6, 2014, 10:47 AM EDT

    angel pagan getty

    After numerous delays in his recovery from a bulging disk in his lower back Giants center fielder Angel Pagan is finally ready to come off the disabled list and is expected to rejoin the lineup Thursday.

  4. Michael Wacha’s shoulder “feels strong” and “alive, really” after starting throwing program

    Aug 6, 2014, 10:15 AM EDT

    NLCS - Los Angeles Dodgers v St Louis Cardinals

    Cardinals right-hander Michael Wacha took a big step in his recovery from a stress reaction in his shoulder by starting a throwing program Tuesday after six weeks on the sidelines.

  5. Yankees add Rich Hill as Matt Thornton replacement

    Aug 5, 2014, 5:15 PM EDT

    Rich Hill

    This afternoon the Yankees declined to pull back Matt Thornton when he was claimed on waivers by the Nationals, giving away the 37-year-old left-hander. And now to replace him in the bullpen they’ve called up 34-year-old left-hander Rich Hill from Triple-A.

  6. Nationals claim Matt Thornton off waivers from Yankees

    Aug 5, 2014, 3:20 PM EDT

    Matt Thornton Yankees

    Most players are pulled back once they’re claimed during the August revocable waiver period, but it’s always interesting when a team claims a player and the original team simply says “OK fine, take him.”

  7. Tigers, not Orioles, sign A’s castoff Jim Johnson

    Aug 5, 2014, 2:32 PM EDT

    Jim Johnson

    Jim Johnson worked out for the Orioles after being released by the A’s and most people assumed he was ready for a reunion in Baltimore, but not so fast says Ken Rosenthal of FOXSports.com.

  8. Brewers place Matt Garza on disabled list with oblique strain

    Aug 5, 2014, 2:14 PM EDT

    Matt Garza

    Garza was cruising along through six shutout, one-hit innings on just 71 pitches when he got hurt and given the nature of oblique strain recovery timetables he’s unlikely to pitch again before September.

  9. Allen Craig goes on disabled list after injuring ankle in Red Sox debut

    Aug 5, 2014, 1:13 PM EDT

    Allen Craig Red Sox

    Craig logged just four plate appearances for the Red Sox after being acquired from the Cardinals in the deal for John Lackey.

  10. Shane Victorino needs season-ending back surgery

    Aug 5, 2014, 12:48 PM EDT

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    Victorino is under contract for $13 million next season.

  11. Derek Holland’s second rehab start didn’t go so well

    Aug 5, 2014, 12:16 PM EDT

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    Rangers left-hander Derek Holland was supposed to throw three innings Monday night in his second minor-league rehab start at Triple-A, but instead he lasted just one inning as he comes back from knee surgery.

  12. Nationals interested in Rangers reliever Neal Cotts

    Aug 5, 2014, 11:50 AM EDT

    Tampa Bay Rays v Texas Rangers

    Cotts had a career 4.63 ERA through 2009 and didn’t pitch in the majors at all from 2010-2012, but since joining the Rangers in 2013 he’s thrown 105 innings with a 2.14 ERA and 117/36 K/BB ratio.

  13. Brandon McCarthy has turned his season around with the Yankees

    Aug 5, 2014, 11:19 AM EDT

    Brandon McCarthy

    Brandon McCarthy for the Diamondbacks: 3-10 with a 5.01 ERA in 18 starts.
    Brandon McCarthy for the Yankees: 4-0 with a 2.08 ERA in five starts.

  14. Awwwww: Justin Verlander tossed Kate Upton a baseball

    Aug 5, 2014, 10:47 AM EDT

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    Kate Upton had a first-row seat behind Detroit’s dugout for last night’s Yankees-Tigers game in New York.

  15. Cardinals believe Michael Wacha will pitch again this season

    Aug 5, 2014, 10:15 AM EDT

    Michael Wacha Getty

    Before being shut down Wacha built on his impressive rookie campaign by posting nearly identical numbers as a sophomore, including a 2.79 ERA and 83/26 K/BB ratio in 90 innings spread over 15 starts.

  16. Pirates could be without reigning MVP Andrew McCutchen for a month

    Aug 4, 2014, 4:50 PM EDT

    Andrew McCutchen AP

    In a serious blow to Pittsburgh’s playoff chances, the Pirates may be without center fielder, No. 3 hitter, and reigning National League MVP Andrew McCutchen until September because of an oblique muscle injury.

  17. Mets designate Bobby Abreu for assignment

    Aug 4, 2014, 4:32 PM EDT

    Bobby Abreu Getty

    Among all active players only Derek Jeter and Alex Rodriguez have gotten on base more times than Abreu’s career total of 3,973.

  18. Nationals shut down Nate McLouth, call up hot-hitting Steven Souza

    Aug 4, 2014, 2:44 PM EDT

    Nate McLouth Nationals

    This offseason the Nationals made Nate McLouth a very expensive fourth outfielder by signing him to a two-year, $10.75 million deal, but he’s hit just .173 in limited playing time and now he’s on the disabled list.

  19. David Phelps has had elbow problems for “three or four weeks”

    Aug 4, 2014, 1:33 PM EDT

    New York Yankees v Baltimore Orioles

    Because the injuries to the Yankees’ starting rotation apparently never stop, David Phelps exited last night’s game after two innings with what the team is calling right elbow inflammation.

  20. Yankees tried to acquire Dustin Ackley from Mariners

    Aug 4, 2014, 12:16 PM EDT

    Dustin Ackley

    Last week the Yankees made several moves before the trade deadline, but George King of the New York Post says one move they wanted to make but couldn’t pull off was acquiring Dustin Ackley from the Mariners.

  21. Astros clear George Springer to begin rehab assignment

    Aug 4, 2014, 11:51 AM EDT

    George Springer

    Out since July 19 with a quadriceps injury, Astros rookie slugger George Springer is scheduled to begin a minor-league rehab assignment today at Single-A.

  22. Dan Uggla rejects the Giants’ assignment to Triple-A, becomes a free agent again

    Aug 4, 2014, 11:19 AM EDT

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    What was your favorite moment of the Dan Uggla Era in San Francisco?

  23. Yadier Molina won’t be back with the Cardinals before September

    Aug 4, 2014, 10:47 AM EDT

    yadier molina getty

    Yadier Molina is four weeks into what was expected to be an 8-12 week recovery from a torn thumb ligament.

  24. Reunion time? Orioles hold workout with Jim Johnson

    Aug 4, 2014, 10:15 AM EDT

    Jim Johnson

    Johnson saved 51 games in 2012 and 50 games in 2013 as the Orioles’ closer, leading the league both seasons, but Baltimore dumped him (and his $10 million salary) on Oakland during the offseason.

  25. Marlins place Henderson Alvarez on the disabled list

    Aug 1, 2014, 5:47 PM EDT

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    Henderson Alvarez has followed up last year’s no-hitter by being one of the best pitchers in the National League this season, but the Marlins have placed the 24-year-old right-hander on the disabled list with shoulder inflammation.

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