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  1. Reds clear Brandon Phillips to begin rehab assignment

    Aug 14, 2014, 3:05 PM EDT

    brandon phillips

    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.

  2. 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?

  3. 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.”

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

    Aug 14, 2014, 12:29 PM EDT

    jed lowrie getty

    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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

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

    Aug 14, 2014, 9:45 AM EDT

    molina matheny getty

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

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

    Aug 14, 2014, 9:15 AM EDT

    justin verlander getty

    “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.”

  11. 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.

  12. Orioles lose Manny Machado to another knee injury

    Aug 13, 2014, 3:45 PM EDT

    manny machado o's getty

    After a terrible start to the season and a suspension for tossing his bat Machado has hit .351 in 28 games since July 1, raising his OPS from .662 to .755 during that time.

  13. Indians to activate Michael Bourn from the disabled list Friday

    Aug 13, 2014, 2:54 PM EDT

    michael bourn getty

    Because of all the leg problems Bourn has ceased doing damage as a base-runner, swiping just 30 bases while being thrown out 15 times in 196 games since last season.

  14. No longer out for the season, Avisail Garcia is on the verge of joining the White Sox

    Aug 13, 2014, 2:28 PM EDT

    Avisail Garcia White Sox

    White Sox outfielder Avisail Garcia was expected to miss the entire season when he suffered a torn left labrum in early April, but now it looks like he might be back in the lineup as soon as next week.

  15. Twins ready to activate Ricky Nolasco from the disabled list

    Aug 13, 2014, 12:46 PM EDT

    Ricky Nolasco Getty

    Ricky Nolasco threw 104 innings with a 5.90 ERA before informing the Twins that he’d been pitching through elbow soreness since spring training.

  16. Yankees skipping Hiroki Kuroda’s turn in the rotation

    Aug 13, 2014, 11:50 AM EDT

    Hiroki Kuroda

    Hiroki Kuroda is the last pitcher standing in the Yankees’ injury wrecked original starting rotation.

  17. Joe Kelly swiped his way into the Red Sox’s record book

    Aug 13, 2014, 11:19 AM EDT

    Joe Kelly Red Sox

    The last Red Sox pitcher to steal a base? Bill Landis on September 8, 1969.

  18. Marlins tell Jarred Cosart: “Don’t swing the bat!”

    Aug 13, 2014, 10:47 AM EDT

    jarred cosart getty

    “Had we had him in a situation where we needed to score a run, we probably would have had to hit for him.”

  19. Brush back Yoenis Cespedes and pay the price

    Aug 13, 2014, 10:15 AM EDT

    Yoenis Cespedes

    Jonathan Broxton learned an important lesson about Yoenis Cespedes.

  20. Angels call up Brennan Boesch

    Aug 12, 2014, 5:47 PM EDT

    New York Yankees v Colorado Rockies

    Brennan Boesch is back in the majors, as the Angels have called up the 29-year-old outfielder after he hit .326 with 22 homers and 1.006 OPS in 84 games at Triple-A.

  21. George Springer suffers setback, out two more weeks

    Aug 12, 2014, 5:22 PM EDT

    George Springer

    Springer has been out since July 19, bringing to a halt an impressive rookie campaign in which the 24-year-old got off to a slow start and then smacked 20 homers in the span of 59 games.

  22. Indians lose David Murphy for 4-6 weeks with oblique strain

    Aug 12, 2014, 4:46 PM EDT

    David Murphy Indians

    Oblique strains tend to take 4-6 weeks, so it’s possible we’ve seen the last of Murphy this season.

  23. Reds push back Homer Bailey’s next start due to elbow soreness

    Aug 12, 2014, 4:16 PM EDT

    Homer Bailey

    Bailey had a rough first two months of the season after signing a $105 million contract extension in February, carrying a 5.04 ERA into June, but since June 1 he’s got a 2.66 ERA in 12 starts and his overall numbers this season are in line with his career norms.

  24. More hamstring problems send Everth Cabrera back to the disabled list

    Aug 12, 2014, 3:45 PM EDT

    everth cabrera getty

    Padres shortstop Everth Cabrera spent a month on the disabled list with a strained hamstring, played 10 games for San Diego, and is now headed back to the shelf with more hamstring problems.

  25. Matt Lindstrom returns to White Sox three months after ankle surgery

    Aug 12, 2014, 2:50 PM EDT

    Matt Lindstrom

    At the time of the injury Lindstrom had six saves with a 3.32 ERA in 19 appearances, but he’d also blown three save chances and in his absence White Sox manager Robin Ventura has turned to several ninth-inning options.

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