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  1. Braves calling up potential Dan Uggla replacement Tommy La Stella

    May 28, 2014, 12:46 PM EDT

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    In the strongest sign yet that the Braves might finally be ready to bench Dan Uggla or perhaps even cut bait on the struggling second baseman, Mark Bowman of MLB.com reports that they’re calling up Triple-A second baseman Tommy La Stella.

  2. Brett Anderson is not close to rejoining the Rockies

    May 28, 2014, 12:16 PM EDT

    Brett Anderson

    Rockies left-hander Brett Anderson hasn’t progressed as quickly as hoped in his recovery from a broken index finger that was supposed to take 4-6 weeks.

  3. Mariners shut down James Paxton after rehab setback

    May 28, 2014, 11:45 AM EDT

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    James Paxton appeared to be on the verge of coming off the disabled list and rejoining the Mariners’ rotation after missing the past six weeks with a shoulder injury, but now the rookie left-hander has been shut down again.

  4. Carl Crawford is injured, so Matt Kemp will get off the Dodgers’ bench

    May 28, 2014, 10:51 AM EDT

    NLCS - St Louis Cardinals v Los Angeles Dodgers

    Carl Crawford left last night’s game with a sprained ankle and is likely headed to the disabled list, which means the Dodgers are down to three healthy big-name outfielders and Matt Kemp–who sat out five straight games as a healthy scratch–is no longer relegated to bench duties.

  5. Sean Burnett had a setback three games into his comeback

    May 28, 2014, 10:15 AM EDT

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    Sean Burnett went nearly an entire year between appearances for the Angels thanks to elbow surgery, finally returning to the bullpen last week. And now, after all of three games and two-thirds of an inning, he’s headed back to the disabled list with more elbow problems.

  6. MRI exam on Mets prospect Noah Syndergaard’s elbow comes back clean

    May 27, 2014, 5:40 PM EDT

    Noah Syndergaard Mets

    Today is apparently the day to get good injury news on young pitchers.

  7. Indians lose Carlos Santana to concussion, Nick Swisher to knee injury

    May 27, 2014, 5:10 PM EDT

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    Carlos Santana was scratched from the Indians’ lineup yesterday amid concerns that he might be dealing with post-concussion symptoms and sure enough he’s been placed on the seven-day concussion disabled list.

  8. Royals get good news on Yordano Ventura’s elbow injury

    May 27, 2014, 4:40 PM EDT

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    For once, some good news on an injured young pitcher: Royals general manager Dayton Moore just told MLB Network that Yordano Ventura is expected to miss just one start after leaving yesterday’s game with an elbow injury.

  9. Yu Darvish scratched from start with neck injury

    May 27, 2014, 4:20 PM EDT

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    Rangers ace Yu Darvish has been scratched from tonight’s scheduled start against the Twins with neck stiffness.

  10. Marlins place Carter Capps on the disabled list

    May 27, 2014, 3:15 PM EDT

    Carter Capps Marlins

    Carter Capps, who racked up 15 strikeouts in 10 innings for the Marlins since they called him up from Triple-A last month, is now headed to the disabled list with a sprained right elbow.

  11. Johan Santana struck out a bunch of hitters in extended spring training

    May 27, 2014, 2:17 PM EDT

    Johan Santana AP

    Johan Santana made what’s expected to be his final extended spring training start today, throwing 4.1 innings and 76 pitches against Orioles minor leaguers in Florida.

  12. Fans in Chicago can catch a flying bat with one hand

    May 27, 2014, 1:17 PM EDT

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    White Sox catcher Tyler Flowers lost the grip on his bat while swinging through a pitch yesterday and it went flying into the stands, at which point a fan in Chicago effortlessly caught it on a bounce with one hand like it was no big deal.

  13. Royals prospect Kyle Zimmer shut down for two months

    May 27, 2014, 12:19 PM EDT

    Kyle Zimmer Royals

    As if the Yordano Ventura news wasn’t enough to ruin every Royals fan’s day, now top prospect and 2012 fifth overall pick Kyle Zimmer has been shut down for 6-8 weeks with a strained lat muscle.

  14. Matt Kemp, benched by Dodgers: “I just want to play, man”

    May 27, 2014, 11:19 AM EDT

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    Benched yesterday for a fourth straight game, Dodgers outfielder Matt Kemp told Steve Dilbeck of the Los Angeles Times: “I just want to play, man.”

  15. Mark Teixeira has pain in his surgically repaired wrist

    May 27, 2014, 10:47 AM EDT

    Mark Teixeira

    Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira has played well since coming off the disabled list in late April, posting an .884 OPS with nine homers in 31 games, but now he’s once again dealing with pain in his surgically repaired right wrist.

  16. Ryan Zimmerman cleared to swing a bat, still not close to rejoining the Nationals

    May 27, 2014, 10:15 AM EDT

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    While on the disabled list with a fractured right thumb Nationals third baseman Ryan Zimmerman has been taking fly balls in left field for a while now because he wasn’t cleared to throw or hit yet, but yesterday he finally got the go-ahead to swing a bat.

  17. A.J. Ellis hurt his ankle celebrating Josh Beckett’s no-hitter

    May 26, 2014, 5:30 PM EDT

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    Dodgers catcher A.J. Ellis returned from a knee injury 10 days ago, but now he’s headed back to the disabled list after injuring his ankle while celebrating Josh Beckett’s no-hitter last night.

  18. Mets release Jose Valverde, fire hitting coach Dave Hudgens

    May 26, 2014, 5:17 PM EDT

    Jose Valverde Mets

    It’s a busy afternoon in Queens, as the Mets have released reliever Jose Valverde and fired hitting coach Dave Hudgens.

  19. Someone stole Hunter Pence’s scooter

    May 26, 2014, 4:23 PM EDT

    hunter pence scooter

    Hunter Pence lost his favorite thing and he’s really, really sad.

  20. Jose Abreu is out of his walking boot

    May 26, 2014, 2:40 PM EDT

    Jose Abreu

    White Sox rookie Jose Abreu is on the disabled list with an ankle injury, but Dan Hayes of CSNChicago.com reports that he’s been cleared to take off a walking boot and resume baseball activities.

  21. Mets prospect Noah Syndergaard has an elbow injury

    May 26, 2014, 1:16 PM EDT

    Noah Syndergaard Mets

    Mets minor leaguer Noah Syndergaard, who ranked among the top 20 prospects in baseball coming into the season according to both Baseball America and MLB.com, has been placed on the Triple-A disabled list with a flexor pronator strain in his right elbow.

  22. Aaron Hicks gives up switch-hitting

    May 26, 2014, 12:44 PM EDT

    Aaron Hicks

    Twins center fielder Aaron Hicks announced this morning that he’s giving up switch-hitting and will bat exclusively right-handed from now on.

  23. Twins get Oswaldo Arcia and Josh Willingham back from the disabled list

    May 26, 2014, 11:16 AM EDT

    Oswaldo Arcia

    Minnesota’s offense has gone in the tank after getting off to a shockingly strong start this season, but today the Twins get a pair of their best hitters off the disabled list in right fielder Oswaldo Arcia and left fielder Josh Willingham.

  24. Dillon Gee had a setback and “did not feel comfortable”

    May 26, 2014, 10:50 AM EDT

    New York Mets starting pitcher Dillon Gee follows through on a pitch to the New York Yankees during their MLB interleague baseball game in New York

    Dillon Gee was supposed to throw a bullpen session yesterday as part of his comeback from a strained lat muscle, but the Mets scrapped those plans because, according to general manager Sandy Alderson, he “did not feel comfortable” throwing.

  25. Red Sox send Stephen Drew to Single-A

    May 23, 2014, 5:40 PM EDT

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    As expected Stephen Drew cleared waivers in a procedural move, allowing the Red Sox to send the newly re-signed shortstop to Single-A Greenville.

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