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  1. Danny Duffy feeling “miles better” with rotator cuff injury

    Sep 12, 2014, 10:15 AM EST

    Danny Duffy

    In his first full season back from Tommy John elbow surgery Duffy has a 2.42 ERA in 141 innings while holding opponents to a .201 batting average.

  2. Johnny Cueto threw eight shutout innings, but only because Jay Bruce robbed a homer

    Sep 11, 2014, 5:55 PM EST

    Jay Bruce

    Pretty good reaction from the fan trying to catch a would-be homer, too.

  3. Chris Sale shuts down the A’s, lowers ERA to 1.99

    Sep 11, 2014, 4:48 PM EST

    Chris Sale

    At what point does Sale become a very real alternative to Felix Hernandez for the Cy Young award?

  4. Johnny Cueto shuts down the Cardinals, lowers ERA to 2.15

    Sep 11, 2014, 3:08 PM EST

    Johnny Cueto AP

    Cueto’s excellence has gotten somewhat overlooked just because Clayton Kershaw has been so ridiculously amazing for the Dodgers, but the Reds ace now has a 2.15 ERA in a league-leading 222 innings this season.

  5. Owner says Rays’ payroll “is clearly going to be lower”

    Sep 11, 2014, 1:43 PM EST

    stuart sternberg

    This season the Rays spent $78 million, to rank 26th among 30 teams.

  6. Indians clear Mike Aviles to return from concussion

    Sep 11, 2014, 12:16 PM EST

    Indians AP celebration

    Aviles experienced nausea and dizziness following a diving catch in the outfield, but passed MLB’s concussion protocol this morning.

  7. Jason Kipnis thinks pressure of contract extension led to poor season

    Sep 11, 2014, 11:50 AM EST

    kipnis getty

    After a breakout, All-Star season last year Jason Kipnis has struggled this year, hitting just .248 with six homers and a .664 OPS that represents a 150-point drop.

  8. Phillies expect Cliff Lee to avoid surgery, be ready for Opening Day

    Sep 11, 2014, 11:19 AM EST

    Cliff Lee

    Lee is under contract for $25 million next season, plus $27.5 million or a $12.5 million buyout for 2016.

  9. Healed or not, Paul Konerko plans to return from hand injury

    Sep 11, 2014, 10:47 AM EST

    Paul Konerko

    “It’s not like I have to go through a program of building it back up.”

  10. John Jaso not cleared to return from concussion

    Sep 11, 2014, 10:15 AM EST

    John Jaso AP

    Earlier this week A’s catcher/designated hitter John Jaso was believed to be on the verge of returning from an August concussion, albeit in a limited bench role, but now those plans have been scrapped.

  11. Pedro Alvarez diagnosed with stress reaction in foot, possibly ending his Pirates career

    Sep 10, 2014, 5:47 PM EST

    Pedro Alvarez

    Healthy or not his role was in question after throwing problems got him benched at third base.

  12. Dustin Pedroia to undergo hand surgery, done for the season

    Sep 10, 2014, 5:20 PM EST

    Dustin Pedroia

    Dustin Pedroia’s season is over due to a hand/wrist injury and Sean McAdam of CSNNE.com reports that the Red Sox second baseman will undergo surgery Thursday.

  13. Red Sox ready to use Koji Uehara again, but not as closer

    Sep 10, 2014, 4:46 PM EST

    Koji Uehara

    Uehara was more or less duplicating his amazing 2013 season with a 1.27 ERA and 70/7 K/BB ratio in 57 innings through August 15 this year, but since then he’s allowed 10 runs in 4.2 innings for a 19.29 ERA.

  14. Mets activate Daniel Murphy, move him to third base with David Wright shut down

    Sep 10, 2014, 3:49 PM EST

    Daniel Murphy Getty

    Daniel Murphy has made all 126 of his starts this season at second base and hasn’t played an inning at third base since 2011.

  15. Evan Gattis expected back from strep throat this weekend

    Sep 10, 2014, 2:49 PM EST

    evan gattis getty

    Tonight will be the third straight missed game for Gattis and the Braves have tomorrow off on the schedule.

  16. Joakim Soria rejoins the Tigers’ bullpen

    Sep 10, 2014, 1:43 PM EST

    Joakim Soria Tigers

    Soria appeared in just six games for the Tigers after they acquired him from the Rangers and was horrible with a 10.38 ERA, but prior to the trade he had a 2.70 ERA and 42/4 K/BB ratio in 33 innings for Texas.

  17. Craig Gentry diagnosed with a concussion after collision

    Sep 10, 2014, 11:50 AM EST

    Craig Gentry A's

    A’s outfielder Craig Gentry suffered a concussion Tuesday night when he collided with White Sox second baseman Carlos Sanchez while trying to beat out a bunt single.

  18. Joe Panik’s extreme night: 5 hits, 0 runs, 0 RBI

    Sep 10, 2014, 10:47 AM EST

    Joe Panik Giants

    He’s the first player with zero runs and zero RBI in a game with five or more hits since Adam Kennedy in August of 2009.

  19. Yusmeiro Petit’s latest feat: 84-pitch complete game

    Sep 10, 2014, 10:15 AM EST

    Yusmeiro Petit

    Last season Yusmeiro Petit missed throwing a perfect game by one batter. Last month he set the all-time record for consecutive batters retired with 46. And last night he threw an 84-pitch complete game.

  20. Red Sox may shut down Dustin Pedroia for the season

    Sep 9, 2014, 4:46 PM EST

    Dustin Pedroia

    Pedroia has hit a career-low .278 with seven homers and a career-worst .712 OPS in 135 games after posting an OPS above .780 in each of his first seven full seasons.

  21. More shoulder problems for David Wright

    Sep 9, 2014, 4:26 PM EST

    David Wright Getty

    Just last week David Wright was saying his season-long shoulder problems finally felt improved and he had a few good games in a row, but now the Mets third baseman is again out of the lineup for tonight’s game.

  22. Brett Gardner diagnosed with an abdominal strain

    Sep 9, 2014, 4:10 PM EST

    brett gardner yankees getty

    Gardner is having arguably the best season of his career, hitting .269 with a career-high 16 homers and a career-high .784 OPS in 133 games.

  23. Jeff Samardzija is open to re-signing with the Cubs in 2016

    Sep 9, 2014, 3:05 PM EST

    Jeff Samardzija

    “That is absolutely something that is on my list.”

  24. A’s activate Nick Punto from the disabled list

    Sep 9, 2014, 2:04 PM EST

    Nick Punto

    Surely this will turn things around for the free-falling A’s.

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