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  1. Have the Cardinals benched Oscar Taveras?

    Aug 15, 2014, 5:31 PM EDT

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    Shane Robinson over Oscar Taveras?

  2. Padres prospect Max Fried needs Tommy John surgery

    Aug 15, 2014, 3:45 PM EDT

    San Diego Padres Minor League Baseball Staff Photo Day Headshots

    Fried was the No. 7 overall pick in the 2012 draft out of high school and ranked among Baseball America’s top 100 prospects heading into both last season and this season.

  3. Indians activate Michael Bourn after latest hamstring injury

    Aug 15, 2014, 3:15 PM EDT

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    Bourn missed six weeks this time around and has struggled with hamstring injuries since last season.

  4. Edwin Encarnacion rejoins the Blue Jays

    Aug 15, 2014, 2:44 PM EDT

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    Encarnacion was having a monster season before the injury, hitting .277 with 26 homers and a league-high .979 OPS in 88 games.

  5. Tigers ready to call up Jim Johnson from Triple-A

    Aug 15, 2014, 12:16 PM EDT

    Jim Johnson

    Johnson got released by the A’s after posting a 7.14 ERA in 38 appearances.

  6. Cubs trade former top prospect, first-round pick Brett Jackson to Diamondbacks

    Aug 15, 2014, 11:50 AM EDT

    Brett Jackson

    Jackson cracked Baseball America’s top-100 prospects list in 2010, 2011, and 2012–ranking 35th overall in the final year–and made his MLB debut as a 23-year-old in 2012.

  7. Twins prospect Byron Buxton diagnosed with concussion after outfield collision

    Aug 15, 2014, 11:19 AM EDT

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    Buxton collided full-speed with the right fielder while trying to make a diving catch and was unconscious for several minutes before being taken by ambulance to a hospital.

  8. Cubs prospect Kris Bryant hits walk-off blast for 40th homer

    Aug 15, 2014, 10:47 AM EDT

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    Between Double-A and Triple-A the 22-year-old third baseman is now hitting .336 with 40 homers, 33 doubles, 74 walks, 15 steals, and a 1.126 OPS in 122 games.

  9. Carlos Gonzalez needs season-ending knee surgery

    Aug 15, 2014, 10:15 AM EDT

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    Carlos Gonzalez will join teammate Troy Tulowitzki on the sidelines for the remainder of the year.

  10. Reds place Homer Bailey on the disabled list

    Aug 14, 2014, 5:43 PM EDT

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    Initially the Reds pushed back Homer Bailey’s turn in the rotation while hoping he could avoid a stint on the disabled list, but now they’ve placed him on the shelf with a flexor mass strain in his elbow.

  11. Bobby Abreu is back with the Mets

    Aug 14, 2014, 4:46 PM EDT

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    Abreu will report to Triple-A, where he hit .395 in 15 games earlier this season before being called up to the majors.

  12. Pirates claim John Axford off waivers from Indians

    Aug 14, 2014, 4:26 PM EDT

    John Axford

    Looking to add more bullpen help after the Jason Grilli-for-Ernesto Frieri swap worked out so horribly, the Pirates have acquired right-hander John Axford from the Indians.

  13. Ryan Braun out of Brewers’ lineup with ongoing hand injury

    Aug 14, 2014, 3:49 PM EDT

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    “It’s not like I can’t play. I obviously can play.”

  14. Yonder Alonso goes back on the disabled list

    Aug 14, 2014, 3:22 PM EDT

    Washington Nationals v San Diego Padres

    Alonso previously missed about six weeks in June and July with right wrist tendinitis and he’d been on fire since returning, hitting .421 in 15 games.

  15. Reds clear Brandon Phillips to begin rehab assignment

    Aug 14, 2014, 3:05 PM EDT

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    He was having a poor season before the injury, hitting .272 with seven homers and a .701 OPS that rates as his lowest mark since joining the Reds in 2006.

  16. Yasiel Puig can play a little center field, apparently

    Aug 14, 2014, 2:28 PM EDT

    Yasiel Puig

    Why did Don Mattingly spend two months playing Andre Ethier in center field and Yasiel Puig in right field?

  17. Joe Nathan apologizes to Tigers fans for chin-flick gesture

    Aug 14, 2014, 1:30 PM EDT

    Joe Nathan Tigers

    “I have two kids and I need to be a better example for them.”

  18. Fractured finger sends A’s shortstop Jed Lowrie to the disabled list

    Aug 14, 2014, 12:29 PM EDT

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    He’d been healthy this season until the finger injury, but his production has slipped to a .238 batting average and .671 OPS with free agency right around the corner this winter.

  19. Jonathan Schoop owns the Yankees (and is terrible against everyone else)

    Aug 14, 2014, 12:02 PM EDT

    Jonathan Schoop

    Orioles rookie Jonathan Schoop homered against the Yankees last night for the second straight game and the 23-year-old infielder has hit .379 with four homers, two doubles, and a 1.262 OPS in nine games versus New York.

  20. Ernesto Frieri clears waivers, accepts Pirates’ assignment to Triple-A

    Aug 14, 2014, 11:19 AM EDT

    Chicago White Sox v Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim

    Ernesto Frieri went from being the Angels’ closer to being designated for assignment by the Pirates in less than two months and now he’s passed through waivers unclaimed.

  21. Feud over: Miguel Montero says nice things about Trevor Bauer

    Aug 14, 2014, 10:52 AM EDT

    Trevor Bauer, Miguel Montero

    When the Diamondbacks traded top prospect Trevor Bauer to the Indians two offseasons ago in large part due to perceived attitude problems Arizona catcher Miguel Montero had some very harsh words.

  22. Carlos Gonzalez “is likely done” for the season along with Troy Tulowitzki

    Aug 14, 2014, 10:15 AM EDT

    Milwaukee Brewers v Colorado Rockies

    Troy Tulowitzki has already been shut down for the year with a torn hip labrum that requires surgery and it looks like the Rockies will also be without Carlos Gonzalez for the remainder of the season.

  23. Mike Matheny is sick of “people taking cheap shots” at Cardinals coaches

    Aug 14, 2014, 9:45 AM EDT

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    Last season’s magic with runners in scoring position has vanished for the Cardinals.

  24. Justin Verlander: “I’m going to get other opinions” on shoulder injury

    Aug 14, 2014, 9:15 AM EDT

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    “I’m going to get other opinions. Whether I need to go visit them or not, I don’t know. The more minds you put together to look at something, the better.”

  25. Position player pitching alert: Rangers catcher J.P. Arencibia tossed a scoreless inning

    Aug 14, 2014, 8:50 AM EDT

    J.P. Arencibia

    J.P. Arencibia has proven to be not much of a hitter with a career .208 batting average and .662 OPS, but last night the 28-year-old catcher/first baseman made his pitching debut for the Rangers and looked pretty decent.

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