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  1. Pirates release Ernesto Frieri

    Sep 8, 2014, 12:48 PM EDT

    Chicago White Sox v Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim

    Frieri came into this season with a lifetime 2.76 ERA and 315 strikeouts in 231 innings, including 37 saves as the Angels’ closer last year.

  2. Anibal Sanchez takes “a positive step” following setback

    Sep 8, 2014, 12:16 PM EDT

    Anibal Sanchez AP

    He’s running out of time to pitch again in the regular season.

  3. Travis d’Arnaud has been one of MLB’s best catchers since returning from Triple-A

    Sep 8, 2014, 11:50 AM EDT

    Travis d'Arnaud Getty

    When the Mets demoted rookie catcher Travis d’Arnaud to the minors in early June he was hitting .180 and had a career batting average of .189 in 66 games.

  4. Danny Duffy diagnosed with rotator cuff inflammation

    Sep 8, 2014, 11:19 AM EDT

    Danny Duffy

    Duffy exited his Saturday start in obvious discomfort after throwing just one pitch.

  5. Pedro Alvarez’s foot injury “has stopped improving”

    Sep 8, 2014, 10:47 AM EDT

    Pedro Alvarez

    Pedro Alvarez’s throwing problems caused the Pirates to stop playing him at third base and now a foot injury is keeping him from playing, period.

  6. John Jaso will be limited to pinch-hitting after returning from concussion

    Sep 8, 2014, 10:15 AM EDT

    John Jaso AP

    He’s hoping to come off the concussion disabled list later this week.

  7. Angels pick up GM Jerry Dipoto’s option for 2015

    Sep 5, 2014, 5:47 PM EDT

    scioscia and dipoto angels

    Last year at this time Angels general manager Jerry Dipoto was on the hot seat, but now with the team in first place and headed for a 15-20 game improvement owner Arte Moreno has picked up his 2015 option.

  8. Fractured bone in left hand could end Paul Konerko’s career

    Sep 5, 2014, 5:17 PM EDT

    paul konerko getty

    White Sox first baseman Paul Konerko has been winding down his 18-year career in a part-time role, but now it may come to a premature end.

  9. Indians acquire J.B. Shuck from Angels

    Sep 5, 2014, 4:16 PM EDT

    Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim v Oakland Athletics

    Shuck hit .293 in 129 games for the Angels last season, but it came with just two homers and a modest .697 OPS.

  10. Indians activate David Murphy from the disabled list

    Sep 5, 2014, 3:15 PM EDT

    David Murphy Indians

    Before the injury he hit .262 with seven homers and a .708 OPS in the first season of a two-year, $12 million contract.

  11. Mario Hollands is done for the season with a flexor strain

    Sep 5, 2014, 2:14 PM EDT

    Mario Hollands Phillies

    He appeared in 50 games for the Phillies as a rookie, posting a 4.40 ERA and 35/21 K/BB ratio in 47 innings.

  12. Joe Wieland is ready to return from Tommy John surgery

    Sep 5, 2014, 1:13 PM EDT

    Joe Wieland

    Wieland hasn’t pitched in a big-league game since May 6, 2012.

  13. Carlos Zambrano is officially retired and “life is good”

    Sep 5, 2014, 12:48 PM EDT

    Cincinnati Reds v Chicago Cubs

    Carlos Zambrano is hanging out at Wrigley Field today and told reporters he’s done trying to make a comeback, officially calling it quits at age 33.

  14. Report: Phillies “will look to trade” Domonic Brown

    Sep 5, 2014, 11:50 AM EDT

    Phillies Brown drops his bat and helmet at the plate after striking out in their MLB National League baseball game in Washington

    Last season Domonic Brown was an All-Star for the Phillies, hitting .272 with 27 homers and an .818 OPS to finally break through at age 25 after years as a top prospect in waiting.

  15. Terry Francona on Trevor Bauer: “He’s a stubborn kid and he’s come a long way”

    Sep 5, 2014, 11:19 AM EDT

    trevor bauer getty

    Trevor Bauer has had a solid season for Cleveland, posting a 4.22 ERA in 22 starts while striking out 124 batters in 130 innings as a 23-year-old, but his first-inning struggles have the Indians talking to him about making changes.

  16. Mariners release Todd Coffey

    Sep 5, 2014, 10:47 AM EDT

    Oakland Athletics v Los Angeles Dodgers

    Coffey certainly pitched well enough at Triple-A to get a September call-up, posting a 1.93 ERA and 34/16 K/BB ratio in 37 innings while saving 11 games for Tacoma.

  17. Brad Ziegler has been pitching through a knee injury and may need surgery

    Sep 5, 2014, 10:15 AM EDT

    Los Angeles Dodgers v Arizona Diamondbacks

    He has a 5.70 ERA in 24 innings since July 1 after posting a 2.34 ERA from April through June.

  18. Tommy Milone scratched from Sunday start with “tired arm”

    Sep 4, 2014, 5:40 PM EDT

    Tommy Milone Twins

    Milone has allowed 21 runs in 21 innings for the Twins spread over five starts, including a 12/11 K/BB ratio.

  19. Masahiro Tanaka to throw bullpen session Saturday

    Sep 4, 2014, 4:46 PM EDT

    Masahiro Tanaka

    Tanaka was shut down in mid-July, but rather than immediately go under the knife and begin the 12-month (or longer) recovery process he’s hoping rest and rehab will do the trick.

  20. Allen Craig is hitting .111 for the Red Sox and “couldn’t have looked more overmatched”

    Sep 4, 2014, 3:19 PM EDT

    allen craig getty

    He’s under contract for $5.5 million in 2015, $9 million in 2016, $11 million in 2017, and $13 million or a $1 million buyout in 2018.

  21. Cardinals call up Triple-A first baseman Xavier Scruggs for possible Matt Adams platoon

    Sep 4, 2014, 12:50 PM EDT

    Xavier Scruggs Cardinals

    Scruggs will be making his big-league debut at age 26 after hitting .286 with 21 homers and an .864 OPS in 135 games at Triple-A.

  22. Reds manager admits Brandon Phillips came back from surgery too soon

    Sep 4, 2014, 12:16 PM EDT

    Brandon Phillips

    Phillips is 8-for-54 (.148) in 14 games since coming off the disabled list “ahead of schedule.”

  23. Matt Moore cleared to play catch five months after Tommy John surgery

    Sep 4, 2014, 11:50 AM EDT

    matt moore getty

    It’s the first major step in a long road back for Moore, who prior to blowing out his elbow had emerged as one of the best young pitchers in baseball.

  24. Stephen Vogt adds sprained left ankle to injured right foot

    Sep 4, 2014, 10:47 AM EDT

    Stephen Vogt Getty

    Catcher/first baseman/designated hitter Stephen Vogt has been one of the most pleasant surprises for the A’s this season, hitting .301 with an .811 OPS in 73 games

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