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  1. Dustin Ackley robbed Travis d’Arnaud of a home run

    Jul 22, 2014, 11:19 AM EDT

    Dustin Ackley

    Last night Mets catcher Travis d’Arnaud hit a home run to left-center field, except Mariners left fielder Dustin Ackley jumped up, reached over the fence, and brought the ball back with a spectacular catch.

  2. Tommy Milone declines to comment on report he requested a trade from A’s

    Jul 22, 2014, 10:47 AM EDT

    Tommy Milone Getty

    Ken Rosenthal of FOXSports.com reported yesterday that A’s left-hander Tommy Milone has requested a trade after being demoted to Triple-A despite plenty of success in the big leagues.

  3. Blue Jays call up pitching prospect Aaron Sanchez

    Jul 22, 2014, 10:15 AM EDT

    Aaron Sanchez AP

    Sanchez’s numbers this season haven’t been particularly impressive, including an underwhelming 4.19 ERA and 27/17 K/BB ratio in 34 innings at Triple-A, but he was a first-round draft pick in 2010 and ranked as a consensus top-50 prospect coming into this season.

  4. Rockies place Justin Morneau on the disabled list

    Jul 21, 2014, 5:10 PM EDT

    Justin Morneau Rockies

    Justin Morneau was finally healthy and productive again after three injury wrecked years in Minnesota, to the point that he nearly made the All-Star team as a “Final Vote” candidate and was chosen for the Home Run Derby. But now he’s hurt again.

  5. Mark Teixeira out 3-4 days with strained lat muscle

    Jul 21, 2014, 4:46 PM EDT

    Mark Teixeira

    Yankees first baseman will be out of the lineup for at least the next 3-4 days with a strained lat muscle, according to Mark Feinsand of the New York Daily News.

  6. Blue Jays designate ex-closer Sergio Santos for assignment

    Jul 21, 2014, 4:16 PM EDT

    Toronto Blue Jays' pitcher Santos reacts after giving up a run to the Boston Red Sox during the ninth inning of their MLB American League baseball game in Toronto

    Sergio Santos saved 30 games for the White Sox in 2011 and then that offseason the Blue Jays acquired him to take over as their closer, but he’s been injured and ineffective since then and today Toronto designated him for assignment.

  7. Kurt Suzuki’s contract extension talks with the Twins didn’t get very far

    Jul 21, 2014, 3:45 PM EDT

    Kurt Suzuki Twins

    After four terrible seasons Kurt Suzuki had to settle for a one-year, $2.75 million deal this offseason, but now he’s having a career-year for the Twins and made his first All-Star team at age 30.

  8. Braves activate Evan Gattis, send Christian Bethancourt back to Triple-A

    Jul 21, 2014, 3:15 PM EDT

    evan gattis getty

    Evan Gattis is off the disabled list after missing the past four weeks with a bulging disk in his back and to make room for his return the Braves demoted fill-in catcher Christian Bethancourt to Triple-A.

  9. On this day in 1988: Twins teammates brawled on a lawn

    Jul 21, 2014, 2:44 PM EDT

    gladden and lombardozzi

    Imagine a story like that happening today (and not involving Miguel Olivo).

  10. Would the Mariners trade “top target” Nick Franklin to the rival A’s?

    Jul 21, 2014, 1:20 PM EDT

    Nick Franklin Getty

    There’s no room for Nick Franklin in Seattle because the Mariners don’t trust his defense at shortstop and Robinson Cano kind of has second base locked down for a while, but he’d make plenty of sense for a lot of other teams.

  11. Michael Pineda making progress in comeback attempt

    Jul 21, 2014, 12:48 PM EDT

    Michael Pineda

    Michael Pineda hasn’t pitched since being suspended for pine tar in April and then suffering an unrelated shoulder injury, but the right-hander has been cleared to throw live batting practice following numerous setbacks.

  12. Giants finally decide to stop letting Matt Cain pitch through a “cranky” elbow

    Jul 21, 2014, 12:16 PM EDT

    matt cain giants getty

    Playing through an injury: Still a really, really bad idea.

  13. Clayton Kershaw nabbed the first stolen base of his career

    Jul 21, 2014, 11:51 AM EDT

    clayton kershaw getty dodgers

    It was the first stolen base of Kershaw’s career. Obviously.

  14. Strasburg? Gonzalez? Zimmermann? Fister? Nope, the Nationals’ leader in wins is … Tanner Roark

    Jul 21, 2014, 10:47 AM EDT

    Atlanta Braves v Washington Nationals - Game Two

    Roark was drafted in the 25th round by the Rangers in 2008 and came to the Nationals in the mid-2010 trade for Cristian Guzman. He never cracked anyone’s top-100 prospect list and didn’t even debut in the majors until age 26 last season after posting an underwhelming 4.04 ERA in the minors.

  15. Joel Peralta thinks he contracted the chikungunya virus

    Jul 21, 2014, 10:15 AM EDT

    Joel Peralta

    Joel Peralta has been feeling sick since returning from a vacation to his home in the Dominican Republic during the All-Star break and the Rays reliever believes he contracted the chikungunya virus while there.

  16. Skip Schumaker not cleared to return from concussion

    Jul 18, 2014, 9:35 PM EDT

    Skip Schumaker Getty

    Skip Schumaker had hoped that the All-Star break would provide enough time to recover from a July 10 concussion, but the Reds utility man remains out of the lineup with continued symptoms.

  17. Billy Butler doesn’t want to be traded, says Royals should pick up his $12.5 million option for 2015

    Jul 18, 2014, 9:03 PM EDT

    New York Yankees v Kansas City Royals

    Billy Butler has been mentioned in multiple trade rumors recently, in part because he’s played poorly enough this season that picking up next year’s $12.5 million team option no longer seems like a no-brainer.

  18. Cliff Lee will rejoin the Phillies’ rotation Monday

    Jul 18, 2014, 8:02 PM EDT

    Cliff Lee

    Cliff Lee struggled in a minor-league rehab start Monday at Single-A, allowing eight runs and failing to make it out of the fifth inning as he comes back from elbow problems, but the Phillies have decided he’s ready to rejoin the rotation.

  19. Matt Cain has been pitching through a “cranky” elbow since spring training

    Jul 18, 2014, 7:14 PM EDT

    cain getty

    Cain, who apparently never reveals much of anything to reporters about his health status, said only: “I’m feeling like I’m feeling.”

  20. Pushed back start means Adam Wainwright vs. Clayton Kershaw won’t happen Sunday

    Jul 18, 2014, 6:47 PM EDT

    adam wainwright asg getty

    Sunday Night Baseball this weekend features the Cardinals and Dodgers, and things had been lined up for All-Star starter Adam Wainwright to face off against the man some people felt should have gotten the starting nod, reigning Cy Young winner Clayton Kershaw.

  21. Angels acquire All-Star closer Huston Street from Padres

    Jul 18, 2014, 6:15 PM EDT

    Huston Street

    Padres closer Huston Street has been linked to the Angels for a while now and Jim Bowden of ESPN.com reports that the two sides are “close to finalizing a deal” for the All-Star right-hander.

  22. Dontrelle Willis is playing for the Bridgeport Bluefish now

    Jul 17, 2014, 4:46 PM EDT

    dontrelle willis getty

    When last we checked in with Dontrelle Willis the former Rookie of the Year had been released by the Giants in April and was talking about potentially becoming a pitching coach.

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