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  1. Evan Gattis cleared to begin rehab assignment

    Jul 16, 2014, 11:19 AM EDT

    evan gattis getty

    Braves catcher Evan Gattis, who almost surely would have made the All-Star team if not for being on the disabled list with a bulging disk in his back, has been cleared to begin a minor-league rehab assignment Thursday at Triple-A.

  2. Aroldis Chapman tweaked his injured hamstring during the All-Star Game

    Jul 16, 2014, 10:47 AM EDT

    aroldis chapman getty

    Reds closer Aroldis Chapman retired both batters he faced in last night’s All-Star game on a total of just five pitches, but while covering first base on Kyle Seager’s eighth-inning ground out he came up limping.

  3. Wanna buy a suite at Yankee Stadium for Derek Jeter’s final home game? That’ll be $244,000, please

    Jul 16, 2014, 10:10 AM EDT

    Stub Hub Jeter

    That better come with free beer and some pretty amazing snacks. Like hot dogs and nachos, even.

  4. Someone bought Lou Gehrig’s old glove for $287,500

    Jul 15, 2014, 6:18 PM EDT

    lou gehrig glove

    Today as part of the All-Star fan fest event in Minnesota an autographed Lou Gehrig glove from 1935 was put up for auction and sold for $287,500.

  5. What’s the plan for Derek Jeter in his final All-Star Game?

    Jul 15, 2014, 5:17 PM EDT

    Derek Jeter Getty

    Count on at least two standing ovations for Jeter in his final All-Star Game.

  6. Indians demote Zach McAllister to Triple-A

    Jul 15, 2014, 4:52 PM EDT

    Zach McAllister Getty

    Zach McAllister’s return to Cleveland lasted all of three days, as the Indians have optioned the right-hander back to Triple-A after he tossed seven innings of three-run ball versus the White Sox on Saturday.

  7. Mariners release John Buck

    Jul 15, 2014, 4:17 PM EDT

    John Buck

    John Buck passed through waivers unclaimed after being designated for assignment by the Mariners last week and the veteran catcher has been released.

  8. MLB names Billy Bean “ambassador for inclusion”

    Jul 15, 2014, 3:35 PM EDT

    billy bean

    Bean played six seasons in the majors from 1987-1989 and 1993-1995, and in 1999 revealed that he was gay.

  9. Royals owner gives votes of confidence to GM and manager, says “I’m obsessed with winning”

    Jul 15, 2014, 3:05 PM EDT

    Bud Selig, David Glass

    It’s that time of year when the Kansas City media asks Royals owner David Glass for his thoughts on the team’s underwhelming performance.

  10. Giancarlo Stanton almost hit a baseball out of Target Field

    Jul 15, 2014, 1:51 PM EDT

    Giancarlo Stanton

    Last night Giancarlo Stanton hit a baseball an estimated 510 feet, damn near smacking it out of Target Field.

  11. Mariners have “talked to the Royals” about Billy Butler

    Jul 15, 2014, 12:16 PM EDT

    New York Yankees v Kansas City Royals

    Last week the Mariners were said to be interested in Phillies outfielder Marlon Byrd and now their search for a right-handed hitter apparently includes Royals designated hitter Billy Butler.

  12. What does Clayton Kershaw think about being passed over for All-Star start in favor of Adam Wainwright?

    Jul 15, 2014, 11:51 AM EDT

    clayton kershaw getty dodgers

    Cardinals/National League manager Mike Matheny choosing his own guy, Adam Wainwright, to start tonight’s game over Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw got quite a few Dodgers fans (and basically non-Cardinals fans) angry.

  13. After skipping the All-Star Game, Victor Martinez aiming to be in Tigers’ lineup Friday

    Jul 15, 2014, 11:19 AM EDT

    Victor Martinez AP

    Victor Martinez is skipping the All-Star game because of a side and back injury–allowing teammate Ian Kinsler to join the team in his place–but the Tigers designated hitter is aiming to rejoin the lineup Friday when Detroit begins the second half versus Cleveland.

  14. Where have all the superstar left-handed hitters gone?

    Jul 15, 2014, 10:47 AM EDT

    Robinson Cano

    Last night’s Home Run Derby included just one left-handed hitter (Justin Morneau) among the eight contestants and tonight’s All-Star game will feature only two left-handed hitters (Chase Utley, Robinson Cano) among the 18 starters.

  15. Yankees release Alfonso Soriano; retirement next?

    Jul 15, 2014, 10:15 AM EDT

    alfonso soriano getty

    Predictably none of the other 29 teams wanted anything to do with Alfonso Soriano’s contract on the waiver wire, so the 38-year-old went unclaimed after being designated for assignment by the Yankees last week and has now been released.

  16. Diamondbacks recall Trevor Cahill from Triple-A

    Jul 14, 2014, 4:36 PM EDT

    Trevor Cahill Getty

    Diamondbacks general manager Kevin Towers revealed two weeks ago that the team promised to call Trevor Cahill back up to the majors when they demoted the right-hander and his $30 million contract to Single-A.

  17. Mets “have made Bartolo Colon available” in trade talks

    Jul 14, 2014, 3:15 PM EDT

    Bartolo Colon

    Colon has mediocre overall numbers thanks to a poor first six weeks, but since mid-May he’s started 10 games with a 2.74 ERA and 51/12 K/BB ratio in 72 innings.

  18. Orioles in no rush to bring back Ubaldo Jimenez

    Jul 14, 2014, 2:14 PM EDT

    Baltimore Orioles v New York Yankees

    Ubaldo Jimenez injuring his ankle stepping in a hole provided the Orioles with an opportunity to give Kevin Gausman an extended chance in the starting rotation and now it sounds like they’re telling Jimenez to take his sweet time coming back.

  19. All-Star game lineups, with Jeter and McCutchen leading off

    Jul 14, 2014, 1:25 PM EDT

    Derek Jeter

    Cardinals right-hander Adam Wainwright and Mariners right-hander Felix Hernandez have been named the starting pitchers for the All-Star game, and here are the starting lineups they’ll be facing tomorrow night.

  20. Felix Hernandez named American League starter

    Jul 14, 2014, 1:13 PM EDT

    Seattle Mariners v Toronto Blue Jays

    Mike Matheny’s decision over in the National League was a tough one, but American League manager John Farrell had an easy call for tomorrow night’s starter: Felix Hernandez.

  21. Mike Matheny chooses Adam Wainwright over Clayton Kershaw as National League starter

    Jul 14, 2014, 1:05 PM EDT

    Pittsburgh Pirates v St Louis Cardinals - Game One

    Clayton Kershaw is the reigning Cy Young winner, threw a no-hitter last month, and leads the league in ERA, but Cardinals manager Mike Matheny has chosen his own ace, St. Louis right-hander Adam Wainwright, to start for the National League tomorrow night.

  22. Jonny Gomes is on the Royals’ list of “potential trade targets”

    Jul 14, 2014, 12:45 PM EDT

    Boston Red Sox Jonny Gomes runs after he hit three-run home run off New York Yankees David Huff  in MLB game in New York

    Gomes is making $5 million in the second season of a two-year, $10 million deal, but at age 33 he’s struggled at the plate by hitting just .234 with five homers and a .680 OPS in 67 games.

  23. Unlike Jonathan Papelbon, A.J. Burnett wants to stay with the Phillies

    Jul 14, 2014, 12:12 PM EDT

    Miami Marlins v Philadelphia Phillies

    Jonathan Papelbon was made it very clear that he wants out of Philadelphia, but A.J. Burnett said yesterday that he has no plans to request a trade from the Phillies.

  24. Jerry Sands needs season-ending wrist surgery

    Jul 11, 2014, 5:17 PM EDT

    Jerry Sands Rays

    Jerry Sands was in line for expanded playing time for the Rays when he went down with a wrist injury three weeks ago and today the team announced that he’ll require season-ending surgery.

  25. Rangers sign Jerome Williams

    Jul 11, 2014, 4:52 PM EDT

    Jerome Williams Getty

    Released earlier this week by the Astros, right-hander Jerome Williams has agreed to a minor-league contract with the Rangers.

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