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  1. Tim Hudson wants you to know he’s not bitter at the Braves

    Jun 3, 2014, 12:16 PM EDT

    Tim Hudson AP

    Bob Nightengale of USA Today wrote an article about Tim Hudson recently that portrayed the Giants right-hander as bitter at the Braves after leaving Atlanta as a free agent this offseason, but now Hudson wants everyone to know that he’s not bitter at all.

  2. Phillies sign Jason Marquis

    Jun 3, 2014, 11:48 AM EDT

    Jason Marquis

    Veteran right-hander Jason Marquis has signed a minor-league contract with the Phillies as he comes back from Tommy John elbow surgery last July.

  3. Don Mattingly really, really doesn’t want to play Matt Kemp in center field

    Jun 3, 2014, 11:17 AM EDT

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    Here’s how much Dodgers manager Don Mattingly is committed to keeping Matt Kemp from playing center field: Not only is Mattingly regularly playing Andre Ethier there despite his clearly being stretched range-wise, yesterday Scott Van Slyke got the nod in center field while Kemp remained in left field.

  4. Cliff Lee can’t start a throwing program because his elbow still hurts

    Jun 3, 2014, 10:51 AM EDT

    Cliff Lee

    For the second straight week Phillies left-hander Cliff Lee has been unable to begin a throwing program because of continued soreness in his elbow.

  5. Neftali Feliz is healthy again and throwing in the mid-90s

    Jun 3, 2014, 10:15 AM EDT

    Neftali Feliz Getty

    Neftali Feliz was on the Triple-A disabled list with arm soreness and inflammation as he struggled to come back from Tommy John elbow surgery, but now the former Rangers closer is healthy again and pitching well.

  6. Marlins sign former closer Kevin Gregg

    Jun 2, 2014, 5:17 PM EDT

    Kevin Gregg Getty

    When last we heard from veteran reliever Kevin Gregg it was April and he was bashing sabermetrics, complaining that the Cubs didn’t re-sign him, and “just waiting for an opportunity” to return to the majors at age 36.

  7. Orioles trying to talk Johan Santana into pushing back his opt-out clause

    Jun 2, 2014, 4:49 PM EDT

    Johan Santana Getty

    Johan Santana has been making steady progress in his recovery from multiple shoulder surgeries, but he’s clearly not ready to return to the majors yet and so the Orioles are trying to convince the two-time Cy Young winner to push back the opt-out clause in his contract that goes into effect at midnight today.

  8. Stephen Drew is batting eighth for the Red Sox tonight

    Jun 2, 2014, 3:50 PM EDT

    stephen drew red sox getty

    After sitting out the first two months of the season and then re-signing with Boston on a one-year, $10.1 million contract Stephen Drew is making his 2014 debut tonight, playing shortstop and batting eighth for the Red Sox.

  9. Robinson Cano rejoins the Mariners’ lineup in New York

    Jun 2, 2014, 3:20 PM EDT

    Robinson Cano

    Robinson Cano is back in the Mariners’ starting lineup tonight after missing the past four games with a stomach virus followed by a bruised hand.

  10. Jose Abreu is back from the disabled list

    Jun 2, 2014, 2:44 PM EDT

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    White Sox rookie Jose Abreu is back from the disabled list after missing two-plus weeks with an ankle injury.

  11. Mets place Juan Lagares on the disabled list

    Jun 2, 2014, 2:19 PM EDT

    New York Mets v Cincinnati Reds

    Mets center fielder Juan Lagares is headed back to the disabled list with a strained intercostal muscle one month after coming off the disabled list following a hamstring injury.

  12. Report: Astros call up top prospect Jon Singleton and sign him to long-term contract worth up to $35 million

    Jun 2, 2014, 1:13 PM EDT

    Jonathan Singleton Getty

    Six weeks after calling up George Springer from Triple-A the Astros are set to promote another stud hitting prospect to the big leagues, as Evan Drellich of the Houston Chronicle reports that first baseman Jon Singleton is on his way up from Triple-A.

  13. Luis Ayala chooses Mexico over Orioles’ Triple-A team

    Jun 2, 2014, 12:40 PM EDT

    Luis Ayala

    Veteran reliever Luis Ayala opted out of his minor-league contract with the Orioles last week and became a free agent because they wouldn’t call him up to the majors, and now Roch Kubatko of MASN Sports reports that the 36-year-old right-hander will pitch in the Mexican League.

  14. What happened to J.J. Hardy’s home runs?

    Jun 2, 2014, 11:51 AM EDT

    Boston Red Sox v Baltimore Orioles

    J.J. Hardy has picked a bad time to forget he’s a power hitter. With free agency around the corner this offseason the Orioles shortstop has yet to homer in 47 games and 193 plate appearances this season.

  15. Danny Salazar is really struggling since the Indians demoted him to Triple-A

    Jun 2, 2014, 11:19 AM EDT

    Danny Salazar Getty

    Danny Salazar was supposed to be one of the breakout stars of this season, but instead the 23-year-old Indians right-hander pitched himself back to Triple-A by going 1-4 with a 5.53 ERA in eight starts and now he’s struggling in the minors too.

  16. Don Mattingly and Andre Ethier downplay “heated dugout argument”

    Jun 2, 2014, 10:47 AM EDT

    Don Mattingly and Andre Ethier Dodgers

    Dodgers manager Don Mattingly and outfielder Andre Ethier got into what Steve Dilbeck of the Los Angeles Times described as “a heated dugout argument” during Saturday’s game, but a day later both parties downplayed the incident.

  17. Yordano Ventura feels healthy enough to start Thursday

    Jun 2, 2014, 10:15 AM EDT

    Yordano Ventura Getty

    Yordano Ventura is scheduled to start Thursday against the Cardinals, which means the Royals were (thankfully) right about the flamethrowing right-hander missing just one or two starts with “lateral elbow discomfort.”

  18. Robinson Cano missing second straight game with illness

    May 30, 2014, 5:47 PM EDT

    Robinson Cano

    Robinson Cano is out of the Mariners’ lineup tonight for the second straight game with an illness.

  19. Gio Gonzalez likely to begin rehab assignment next week

    May 30, 2014, 4:50 PM EDT

    Gio Gonzalez Getty

    Nationals left-hander Gio Gonzalez had no problems during a 35-pitch bullpen session Thursday, so Adam Kilgore of the Washington Post reports that he’ll throw a simulated game Sunday and then hopefully be cleared for a minor-league rehab assignment next week.

  20. Mike Pelfrey adds elbow injury to groin and shoulder issues

    May 30, 2014, 4:28 PM EDT

    Mike Pelfrey

    Last month the Twins placed right-hander Mike Pelfrey on the disabled list with a groin injury, which provided a convenient excuse to remove him from the rotation after going 0-3 with a 7.99 ERA in five starts.

  21. Ryan Zimmerman cleared to begin rehab assignment

    May 30, 2014, 2:22 PM EDT

    ryan zimmerman getty

    It remains to be seen what position(s) he’ll play once he returns from a fractured right thumb, but the Nationals have cleared Ryan Zimmerman to begin a minor-league rehab assignment tonight at Single-A.

  22. Reds are being “vague” about Joey Votto’s rehab status

    May 30, 2014, 1:40 PM EDT

    Joey Votto Getty

    Joey Votto is eligible to come off the disabled list Saturday, but the former MVP isn’t ready to return from a strained left quadriceps and there’s no official timetable yet for him to rejoin the Reds.

  23. Brian Dozier can solve a Rubik’s Cube in two minutes

    May 30, 2014, 12:16 PM EDT

    Brian Dozier

    In addition to being one of the best all-around players in baseball so far this season Twins second baseman Brian Dozier apparently goes around bragging about how he can solve a Rubik’s Cube in under two minutes.

  24. Chad Billingsley wants to start for the Dodgers, but is there room for him?

    May 30, 2014, 11:19 AM EDT

    Chad Billingsley

    Last month Dodgers right-hander Chad Billingsley had to stop his minor-league rehab assignment for Tommy John surgery due to a setback, but he returned to the mound yesterday by throwing a simulated game.

  25. Mark Trumbo’s rehab is taking longer than expected

    May 30, 2014, 10:47 AM EDT

    mark trumbo getty

    Mark Trumbo was initially expected to miss six weeks with a fractured foot suffered on April 21 and said two weeks ago that he was “extremely pleased” with how the rehab process was progressing, but it turns out he’s not particularly close to returning after all.

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