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  1. Johnny Cueto is a complete game-throwing machine

    May 15, 2014, 3:40 PM EDT

    Johnny Cueto Getty

    Reds right-hander Johnny Cueto just made easy work of the Padres’ lineup, tossing a complete-game shutout in which he allowed just three hits and two walks to lower his ERA to 1.25.

  2. A’s designate Daric Barton for assignment

    May 15, 2014, 3:01 PM EDT

    Baltimore Orioles v Oakland Athletics

    To make room on the roster following today’s trade for Padres outfielder/first baseman Kyle Blanks the A’s have designated first baseman Daric Barton for assignment.

  3. Twins clear Josh Willingham for rehab assignment

    May 15, 2014, 1:47 PM EDT

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    Twins outfielder Josh Willingham has been cleared to begin a minor-league rehab assignment after sitting out since the first week of the season with a wrist injury from a hit by pitch.

  4. A’s acquire Kyle Blanks from Padres

    May 15, 2014, 1:13 PM EDT

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    The rumored deal between the A’s and Padres is reality, as Dennis Lin of the San Diego Union Tribune reports that Oakland has acquired outfielder/first baseman Kyle Blanks from San Diego for a pair of minor leaguers.

  5. Are the Dodgers going to trade an outfielder?

    May 15, 2014, 12:26 PM EDT

    Los Angeles Dodgers batter Andre Ethier reacts in the dugout after he struck out against the New York Mets during their MLB National League baseball game in New York

    Last season it wasn’t an issue because at least one player was always hurt, but this season the Dodgers have four very good outfielders for three starting spots with Yasiel Puig, Matt Kemp, Carl Crawford, and Andre Ethier.

  6. Masahiro Tanaka is really, really, really good

    May 15, 2014, 11:19 AM EDT

    Masahiro Tanaka

    Yankees right-hander Masahiro Tanaka tossed a complete-game shutout against the Mets last night, improving to 6-0 with a 2.17 ERA eight starts into his rookie season.

  7. Astros GM says top prospect Jon Singleton is “on deck” for a call-up

    May 15, 2014, 10:47 AM EDT

    Jonathan Singleton Getty

    Jon Singleton is thriving at Triple-A and the Astros are getting horrendous production at first base, so it sounds like Houston may soon be ready to call up the 22-year-old top prospect.

  8. Twins publicly criticize Aaron Hicks’ lack of preparation

    May 15, 2014, 10:15 AM EDT

    Aaron Hicks

    Aaron Hicks was handed an Opening Day job both last season and this season, but now the 24-year-old center fielder is in danger of playing himself back to the minors and the Twins are talking publicly about his lack of preparation.

  9. Twins activate Oswaldo Arcia from the disabled list and demote him to Triple-A

    May 14, 2014, 5:10 PM EDT

    Oswaldo Arcia

    Oswaldo Arcia was Minnesota’s starting right fielder when he was shut down with a wrist injury during the first week of the season and now that he’s finally healthy six weeks later the Twins have decided to demote him to Triple-A.

  10. Elbow injury sends Rangers lefty Martin Perez to DL

    May 14, 2014, 4:33 PM EDT

    martin perez getty

    Rangers left-hander Martin Perez, who underwent an MRI exam earlier this week on his sore elbow, has been placed on the disabled list with elbow inflammation.

  11. Mets place Dillon Gee on the disabled list

    May 14, 2014, 3:15 PM 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’s remarkable run dating back to last season will be put on hold, as the Mets have placed the right-hander on the disabled list with a strained lat muscle.

  12. Cardinals call up Kolten Wong from Triple-A

    May 14, 2014, 2:44 PM EDT

    kolten wong getty

    Kolten Wong’s demotion to the minors was a short one, as the Cardinals have recalled the rookie second baseman from Triple-A just two weeks after optioning him to Memphis.

  13. Randy Wolf opts out of deal with Diamondbacks, signs with Marlins

    May 14, 2014, 1:49 PM EDT

    Randy Wolf

    For the second time this season veteran left-hander Randy Wolf has opted out of a minor-league contract, asking for his release from the Diamondbacks after signing with Arizona a month ago.

  14. Dane De La Rosa shut down after rehab setback

    May 14, 2014, 1:20 PM EDT

    Dane De La Rosa Getty

    Angels right-hander Dane De La Rosa was one of the best setup men in the league last season, but he was shut down with a shoulder injury after just one appearance this year and a recent setback has stalled his comeback.

  15. White Sox designate Jeff Keppinger for assignment

    May 14, 2014, 12:48 PM EDT

    Seattle Mariners v Chicago White Sox

    Jeff Keppinger has been rehabbing a shoulder injury since last season and today the White Sox decided to simply drop him from the 40-man roster, designating the veteran infielder for assignment.

  16. Royals are sticking with Mike Moustakas and his .147 batting average

    May 14, 2014, 12:16 PM EDT

    moustakas getty

    Royals third baseman Mike Moustakas is hitting .147 through 32 games, leading to speculation that he could be demoted back to the minors, but manager Ned Yost made it very clear yesterday that won’t be happening.

  17. Josh Beckett notches his first victory since 2012

    May 14, 2014, 10:47 AM EDT

    Los Angeles Dodgers v Colorado Rockies

    Dodgers right-hander Josh Beckett tossed 6.1 innings of one-run ball against the Marlins last night for his first win since September 30, 2012.

  18. Padres send Kyle Blanks back to Triple-A

    May 14, 2014, 10:15 AM EDT

    San Diego Padres v Seattle Mariners

    In activating Carlos Quentin from the disabled list the Padres also sent Kyle Blanks back to Triple-A, demoting the 27-year-old outfielder without giving him much of a shot for playing time.

  19. Ryne Sandberg says he got food poisoning from the Shake Shack at Citi Field

    May 13, 2014, 4:46 PM EDT

    Ryne Sandberg

    Phillies manager Ryne Sandberg lost six pounds in two days because of food poisoning and just told reporters where he got it.

  20. Brewers activate Ryan Braun from the disabled list

    May 13, 2014, 4:16 PM EDT

    Milwaukee Brewers v Pittsburgh Pirates

    As expected Ryan Braun is off the disabled list and back on Milwaukee’s active roster after missing the past two weeks with an oblique injury.

  21. Royals place Omar Infante on the disabled list

    May 13, 2014, 3:45 PM EDT

    Omar Infante AP

    After sitting out the past week while being day-to-day with a back injury second baseman Omar Infante is headed to the disabled list and the Royals have called up Pedro Ciriaco from Triple-A to take his place on the roster.

  22. Cardinals place Tyler Lyons on the disabled list

    May 13, 2014, 2:44 PM EDT

    tyler lyons getty

    Left-hander Tyler Lyons had been filling in for injured right-hander Joe Kelly in the Cardinals’ rotation, but now he’s hurt too.

  23. Orioles calling up top prospect Kevin Gausman

    May 13, 2014, 2:14 PM EDT

    Boston Red Sox v Baltimore Orioles

    Kevin Gausman, the No. 4 overall pick in the 2012 draft who tossed 48 innings for the Orioles in his debut last season, is headed back to the majors to start Wednesday against the Tigers.

  24. Joe Kelly is not close to rejoining the Cardinals

    May 13, 2014, 1:20 PM EDT

    Joe Kelly Getty

    Cardinals right-hander Joe Kelly has been on the disabled list since mid-April with a hamstring injury and it sounds like he’s not close to rejoining the rotation.

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