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  1. Cardinals activate Mark Ellis, demote Pete Kozma to minors

    Apr 15, 2014, 11:19 AM EDT

    Pete Kozma

    Mark Ellis is back from a spring training knee injury, so the Cardinals have activated the veteran second baseman from the disabled list. And to make room on the 25-man roster they demoted last season’s starting shortstop, Pete Kozma, to Triple-A.

  2. Mike Adams returns from shoulder surgery, rejoins Phillies

    Apr 15, 2014, 10:47 AM EDT

    Mike Adams AP

    Out since July shoulder surgery, right-hander Mike Adams is off the disabled list and rejoined the Phillies for a potential setup man role.

  3. Manny Machado runs sprints, nears rehab assignment

    Apr 15, 2014, 10:15 AM EDT

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    Orioles third baseman Manny Machado ran sprints yesterday for the first time since October knee surgery, going 90 feet six times.

  4. White Sox sign Frank Francisco

    Apr 14, 2014, 5:43 PM EDT

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    Veteran reliever Frank Francisco has signed a minor-league contract with the White Sox.

  5. Dustin Pedroia is expected to avoid the disabled list

    Apr 14, 2014, 4:04 PM EDT

    Dustin Pedroia

    After playing through left wrist soreness for more than a week Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia headed back to Boston to be examined by a doctor during the team’s off day.

  6. “No way” Yankees sign Stephen Drew or Kendrys Morales

    Apr 14, 2014, 2:14 PM EDT

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    Agent Scott Boras is raising stink over anonymous executives making comments about his unsigned clients Stephen Drew and Kendrys Morales, claiming they were “damaged” by the comments and “it’s a clear violation of the CBA.”

  7. Terry Collins basically admits he overworked Scott Rice

    Apr 14, 2014, 11:19 AM EDT

    Scott Rice

    Last season Mets manager Terry Collins was criticized for overusing rookie left-hander Scott Rice, who appeared in 73 of the team’s first 137 games before needing hernia surgery in early September.

  8. Matt Harvey is staying busy and making new friends during Tommy John surgery rehab

    Apr 14, 2014, 10:47 AM EDT

    Philadelphia Phillies v New York Mets

    Last month Matt Harvey talked the Mets into letting him do his Tommy John elbow surgery rehab in New York rather than at their complex in Florida, so naturally he’s been taking in the local scenery.

  9. Clayton Kershaw threw off a mound for the first time since his back injury

    Apr 14, 2014, 10:15 AM EDT

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    Clayton Kershaw took the mound yesterday for the first time since being placed on the disabled list with an inflamed back muscle, throwing a 15-pitch bullpen session.

  10. Phillies could add Mike Adams to bullpen Monday

    Apr 11, 2014, 5:12 PM EDT

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    Mike Adams has been sidelined since undergoing shoulder surgery in July, but the Phillies reliever could be cleared to come off the disabled list as soon as Monday if a weekend minor-league rehab appearance at Triple-A goes well.

  11. J.J. Hardy out of Orioles’ lineup for sixth straight game

    Apr 11, 2014, 3:50 PM EDT

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    Last week the Orioles seemed optimistic that J.J. Hardy’s back spasms would be a minor issue, but tonight the shortstop will be out of the lineup for the sixth consecutive game.

  12. Freddy Galvis rejoins Phillies after staph infection

    Apr 11, 2014, 2:10 PM EDT

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    Freddy Galvis is off the disabled list and back on the Phillies’ active roster after being sidelined since the middle of spring training with a staph infection in his knee.

  13. Diamondbacks set to sign Randy Wolf

    Apr 11, 2014, 11:47 AM EDT

    Randy Wolf

    Randy Wolf won a spot in the Mariners’ starting rotation coming out of spring training, but then the team asked him to sign an advanced consent form that more or less reworked his contract terms and the 37-year-old left-hander requested his release.

  14. Trevor Bauer impresses, gets sent right back to the minors

    Apr 11, 2014, 11:19 AM EDT

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    Before yesterday Trevor Bauer had been a mess in the majors, walking 29 batters in 33 career innings, but the former No. 3 overall pick tossed six impressive innings against the Padres to show that he might be back on track.

  15. Jeff Locke goes from rookie All-Star to Triple-A

    Apr 11, 2014, 10:15 AM EDT

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    Left-hander Jeff Locke is recovered from an oblique injury and off the disabled list, but rather than adding him to the active roster the Pirates have demoted him to Triple-A.

  16. White Sox lose Avisail Garcia for the season

    Apr 10, 2014, 3:15 PM EDT

    Avisail Garcia White Sox

    White Sox outfielder Avisail Garcia will miss the remainder of the season after suffering a torn labrum in his left shoulder.

  17. MLB’s best prospect, Byron Buxton, won’t play before May

    Apr 10, 2014, 2:48 PM EDT

    Byron Buxton

    Baseball’s best prospect, Twins center fielder Byron Buxton, injured his left wrist diving for a ball on March 16. At the time the Twins hoped he’d miss just a few days, but he hasn’t played since then and now they don’t expect him to see any game action until at least May.

  18. A’s remove $10 million pickup Jim Johnson from closer role

    Apr 10, 2014, 11:51 AM EDT

    Jim Johnson A's

    Oakland general manager Billy Beane raised a lot of eyebrows this offseason when he acquired Jim Johnson from the Orioles and paid him $10 million to serve as the A’s closer. And now, less than two weeks into the season, Johnson has already pitched himself out of the closer role.

  19. Shoulder problems force Ryan Zimmerman to change throwing style

    Apr 10, 2014, 11:19 AM EDT

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    In an attempt to lessen his chronic shoulder problems Nationals third baseman Ryan Zimmerman is altering his throwing motion to avoid over-the-top throws. Zimmerman has done this occasionally in the past, on certain plays, but now he’s giving the three-quarters arm slot a full-time try.

  20. Paul Goldschmidt continues to own Tim Lincecum

    Apr 10, 2014, 10:47 AM EDT

    Baltimore Orioles v Arizona Diamondbacks

    Diamondbacks first baseman Paul Goldschmidt came into last night’s game with ridiculous career numbers against Giants right-hander Tim Lincecum … and then Goldschmidt smacked a three-run homer off the two-time Cy Young winner in an Arizona victory.

  21. Looks like the Mets are changing plans at first base again

    Apr 10, 2014, 10:15 AM EDT

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    Last week Mets manager Terry Collins announced that he’d be benching Ike Davis and giving Lucas Duda an opportunity to be the team’s primary first baseman.

  22. Twins put Oswaldo Arcia on disabled list with wrist injury

    Apr 9, 2014, 5:14 PM EDT

    Oswaldo Arcia

    Oswaldo Arcia injured his wrist Friday and tried to convince the Twins he could play through the pain before finally admitting this afternoon that he couldn’t, so Minnesota placed the 23-year-old outfielder on the disabled list.

  23. Rockies demote Wilton Lopez and his $2.2 million salary to Triple-A

    Apr 9, 2014, 3:45 PM EDT

    Wilton Lopez Rockies

    When the Rockies acquired right-hander Wilton Lopez from the Astros two offseasons ago he was coming off three consecutive seasons with a sub-3.00 ERA, but he mostly struggled for Colorado last season and now he’s headed back to the minors.

  24. Batting practice injury sends Marlins pitcher Jacob Turner to disabled list

    Apr 9, 2014, 1:30 PM EDT

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    Marlins right-hander Jacob Turner hurt his shoulder taking batting practice prior to yesterday’s scheduled start. He was scratched from the outing against the Nationals and now the Marlins have placed him on the disabled list with a strained shoulder.

  25. Damn, kid! Yordano Ventura threw a 103 mph pitch last night

    Apr 9, 2014, 12:19 PM EDT

    Yordano Ventura Royals

    Everyone already knew that Royals rookie Yordano Ventura throws incredibly hard, but his 2014 debut last night was on a whole different level.

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