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  1. When will the Brewers dump homer-prone Marco Estrada for top prospect Jimmy Nelson?

    Jun 16, 2014, 11:19 AM EDT

    San Francisco Giants v Milwaukee Brewers

    Marco Estrada has served up an MLB-high 23 homers in 14 starts for the Brewers this season, putting him on pace to break the all-time record of 50 homers allowed by Hall of Famer Bert Blyleven.

  2. Gerrit Cole throws bullpen session, eyes return to Pirates

    Jun 16, 2014, 10:47 AM EDT

    Gerrit Cole

    On the disabled list with right shoulder fatigue, Pirates right-hander Gerrit Cole threw a bullpen session Sunday and reported no problems.

  3. Twins release Jason Kubel

    Jun 16, 2014, 10:15 AM EDT

    Minnesota Twins v New York Yankees

    Jason Kubel’s strong start in Minnesota quickly turned into his looking totally washed up at age 32.

  4. Shane Victorino cleared to begin rehab assignment

    Jun 13, 2014, 6:08 PM EDT

    Shane Victorino Getty

    Red Sox outfielder Shane Victorino is recovered enough from a hamstring strain that he’s been cleared to begin a minor-league rehab assignment Saturday at Triple-A.

  5. Cubs place Emilio Bonifacio on the disabled list

    Jun 13, 2014, 5:54 PM EDT

    Emilio Bonifacio

    Emilio Bonifacio injured his rib cage Thursday night and the Cubs have placed him on the disabled list, activating outfielder Ryan Sweeney from DL to take his spot on the roster.

  6. Quintin Berry had one of the weirdest ejections you’ll see

    Jun 13, 2014, 4:50 PM EDT

    Drew Smyly

    Journeyman outfielder/speedster Quintin Berry is playing at Triple-A for the Orioles and last night he got ejected from a game and sort of freaked out.

  7. Rafael Furcal is finally making his Marlins debut

    Jun 13, 2014, 4:33 PM EDT

    rafael furcal getty

    Rafael Furcal has been on the disabled list all season with hamstring and groin injuries, but the veteran infielder is off the shelf and ready to make his Marlins debut.

  8. Cardinals demote Oscar Taveras to Triple-A

    Jun 13, 2014, 4:13 PM EDT

    oscar taveras getty

    Matt Adams’ return from the disabled list meant the Cardinals had a tough decision to make likely demoting one of their young outfielders back to the minors and they settled on sending Oscar Tavares to Triple-A.

  9. Brandon Wood isn’t good enough to play independent ball

    Jun 13, 2014, 2:45 PM EDT

    Los Angeles Angels Kevin Frandsen hits a 2RBI triple to score Brandon Wood and Howard Kendrick in the seventh inning against the Los Angeles Dodgers during their interleague MLB baseball game in Anaheim

    Brandon Wood’s historic struggles in the big leagues are no secret. He went from stud Angels prospect to being one of the worst hitters in MLB history.

  10. Twins place Aaron Hicks on the disabled list

    Jun 13, 2014, 2:14 PM EDT

    Aaron Hicks

    Aaron Hicks hasn’t played much since giving up switch-hitting to become exclusively a right-handed hitter two weeks ago and now he’s headed to the disabled list with a shoulder injury.

  11. Jeremy Hellickson’s second rehab start didn’t go very well

    Jun 13, 2014, 11:51 AM EDT

    Jeremy Hellickson Getty

    Jeremy Hellickson is scheduled to come off the disabled list and rejoin the Rays’ rotation on June 27, but the right-hander’s second minor-league rehab start was sort of a mess yesterday.

  12. Orioles rookie Kevin Gausman looks ready for his close-up

    Jun 13, 2014, 11:19 AM EDT

    Boston Red Sox v Baltimore Orioles

    Kevin Gausman is a really good prospect who was the No. 4 overall pick in the 2012 draft and has dominated in the minors, but he struggled in his first couple stints with the Orioles while posting a 6.10 ERA through 52 career innings.

  13. Macklemore threw out the first pitch in Seattle (and took a selfie)

    Jun 13, 2014, 10:47 AM EDT

    Macklemore Mariners

    Macklemore threw out the ceremoninal first pitch before last night’s Mariners-Yankees game in Seattle and … well, a couple things:

  14. Yankees prospect Gary Sanchez disciplined at Double-A

    Jun 13, 2014, 10:15 AM EDT

    Gary Sanchez Yankees

    Yankees catching prospect Gary Sanchez, who ranked 35th on Baseball America’s annual list heading into this season, has been benched at Double-A for repeated disciplinary reasons.

  15. Topps makes short-printed sabermetrics cards

    Jun 12, 2014, 6:20 PM EDT

    mike trout topps

    Baseball cards and stat-heads, together at last.

  16. Cubs sign Yorvit Torrealba

    Jun 12, 2014, 4:16 PM EDT

    Yorvit Torrealba

    Chicago currently has John Baker and Eli Whiteside splitting time behind the plate because starting catcher Welington Castillo is on the disabled list with a rib cage injury.

  17. On second thought, Phillies find Darin Ruf has broken wrist

    Jun 12, 2014, 3:45 PM EDT

    New York Mets v Philadelphia Phillies

    Two weeks ago the Phillies demoted Darin Ruf to Triple-A and he won’t be back in Philadelphia anytime soon, as Ryan Lawrence of the Philadelphia Daily News reports that the 27-year-old first baseman/outfielder has a broken bone in his left wrist.

  18. Indians activate Nick Swisher, place Jason Giambi on the disabled list

    Jun 12, 2014, 3:28 PM EDT

    Oakland Athletics v Cleveland Indians

    Nick Swisher is back from the disabled list and in the Indians’ lineup for tonight’s game after missing the past two weeks with a hyperextended left knee. To make room on the roster for his return Jason Giambi is headed to the disabled list with left knee inflammation.

  19. Diamondbacks claim Jordan Pacheco off waivers from Rockies

    Jun 12, 2014, 2:46 PM EDT

    Jordan Pacheco Rockies

    Arizona has claimed catcher/infielder Jordan Pacheco off waivers after he was designated for assignment by Colorado last week.

  20. Diamondbacks demote Trevor Cahill to Single-A after $30 million contract clears waivers

    Jun 12, 2014, 2:15 PM EDT

    Trevor Cahill, Charles Nagy, Wil Nieves

    Trevor Cahill cleared waivers after being designated for assignment earlier this week and the Diamondbacks have demoted the 26-year-old veteran of six big-league seasons to Single-A.

  21. Mariners calling up Jesus Montero

    Jun 12, 2014, 12:51 PM EDT

    Jesus Montero

    Jesus Montero has been a bust for the Mariners since they acquired him as a top prospect from the Yankees for Miguel Pineda, but he’s hit reasonably well at Triple-A this season and now he’s on his way back to the majors.

  22. Will the Cardinals send down Oscar Taveras when Matt Adams returns?

    Jun 12, 2014, 11:46 AM EDT

    matt adams cardinals getty

    St. Louis’ lineup is about to get crowded, so who will be the one to go?

  23. Justin Verlander got knocked around again last night

    Jun 12, 2014, 11:11 AM EDT

    justin verlander getty

    Justin Verlander turned in another rough outing last night, allowing seven runs in 5.2 innings against the White Sox. And all the damage came in the sixth inning, following five scoreless frames to begin the game.

  24. Ryan Zimmerman will move back to third base when Bryce Harper gets healthy

    Jun 12, 2014, 10:30 AM EDT

    Ryan Zimmerman

    Ryan Zimmerman has been playing left field for the Nationals since coming off the disabled list last week, but manager Matt Williams made it clear that he’ll return to third base once Bryce Harper is ready to come off the disabled list himself.

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