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  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. Ubaldo Jimenez hurt his ankle stepping in a hole, so the Orioles are calling up Kevin Gausman

    Jul 11, 2014, 4:46 PM EDT

    Kevin Gausman

    “He stepped in a hole in the parking lot” is a new one, as far as weird injuries go.

  7. Joe Kelly rejoins the Cardinals for his first start since April

    Jul 11, 2014, 4:16 PM EDT

    Joe Kelly Getty

    Joe Kelly is back off the disabled list and ready to rejoin the Cardinals’ rotation tonight against the Brewers after missing the past two-plus months with a hamstring injury that was supposed to involve a much speedier recovery.

  8. Grady Sizemore is playing center field and leading off in his Phillies debut

    Jul 11, 2014, 3:45 PM EDT

    Grady Sizemore Getty

    Philadelphia’s usual center fielder and leadoff man, Ben Revere, is out of the starting lineup for the second straight game because of an ankle injury.

  9. Yadier Molina replacement? Cardinals claim George Kottaras off waivers from Indians

    Jul 11, 2014, 2:14 PM EDT

    kottaras getty

    They may still make another move to add catching help following news that Yadier Molina will be out 8-12 weeks with a torn thumb ligament, but in the meantime the Cardinals have claimed veteran catcher George Kottaras off waivers from the Indians.

  10. Yankees acquire Jeff Francis from A’s

    Jul 11, 2014, 1:48 PM EDT

    Colorado Rockies v Chicago Cubs

    Needing some emergency pitching depth following the Masahiro Tanaka injury news, the Yankees have acquired veteran left-hander Jeff Francis from the A’s.

  11. No timetable yet for Joe Mauer’s return from oblique strain

    Jul 11, 2014, 12:48 PM EDT

    joe mauer getty

    Joe Mauer is two weeks into what is usually at least a month-long recovery for a strained oblique muscle and there’s no timetable yet for the Twins first baseman’s return to the lineup.

  12. Dan Johnson is back in the big leagues with the Blue Jays

    Jul 11, 2014, 12:16 PM EDT

    Tampa Bay Rays v Texas Rangers, Game 3

    Dan Johnson, perpetually bouncing back and forth from Triple-A to the majors, is now in the big leagues again with the Blue Jays.

  13. Alex Guerrero homered in his first game since Miguel Olivo bit off his ear

    Jul 11, 2014, 11:51 AM EDT

    Alex Guerrero Dodgers

    Dodgers prospect Alex Guerrero returned to game action yesterday, nearly two months after Triple-A teammate Miguel Olivo bit his ear off during a dugout incident. And in his first game back, Guerrero homered.

  14. Mark Appel was a mess last night (and all year) at Single-A

    Jul 11, 2014, 11:19 AM EDT

    Milwaukee Brewers v Houston Astros

    Astros prospect Mark Appel had seemingly gotten on track after a rough, injury plagued start to his second pro season, putting together a decent stretch of games at Single-A, but the No. 1 pick in the 2013 draft got knocked around in a big way last night.

  15. Position player pitching alert! Rangers catcher Chris Gimenez tossed a 1-2-3 inning

    Jul 11, 2014, 10:47 AM EDT

    Chris Gimenez Rangers

    Oh, and he even struck out a pretty good hitter in C.J. Cron!

  16. After numerous setbacks, Shane Victorino starts another rehab assignment

    Jul 11, 2014, 10:15 AM EDT

    shane victorino getty

    Red Sox outfielder Shane Victorino started (or, more accurately, re-started) a minor-league rehab assignment yesterday at Single-A, going 0-for-2 with two strikeouts at the plate and playing five innings defensively in right field.

  17. UPDATE: Brewers calling up prospect Jimmy Nelson; Marco Estrada moved to bullpen

    Jul 10, 2014, 8:45 PM EDT

    Jimmy Nelson Brewers

    Marco Estrada was scheduled to start Saturday, but he’s been terrible all season while serving up an NL-high 27 homers in 18 starts.

  18. Erick Aybar named to All-Star team as injury replacement

    Jul 10, 2014, 5:40 PM EDT

    Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim v Los Angeles Dodgers

    Royals left fielder Alex Gordon is out for the All-Star game because of a wrist injury, so MLB has named Angels shortstop Erick Aybar as his replacement on the American League roster.

  19. Angels place struggling C.J. Wilson on the disabled list with a sprained ankle

    Jul 10, 2014, 4:46 PM EDT

    C.J, Wilson

    Wilson failed to make it out of the fourth inning yesterday and hasn’t made it past five innings since June 19, allowing 22 runs in 16.2 innings during that span.

  20. White Sox sign No. 3 pick Carlos Rodon for $6.6 million

    Jul 10, 2014, 4:16 PM EDT

    Carlos Rodon

    White Sox general manager Rick Hahn repeatedly expressed confidence in his ability to get No. 3 overall pick Carlos Rodon signed despite the North Carolina State left-hander being a Scott Boras client and sure enough the two sides have reached an agreement.

  21. Carlos Beltran placed on concussion disabled list after batting practice mishap

    Jul 10, 2014, 3:48 PM EDT

    Carols Beltran

    Carlos Beltran was scratched from the Yankees’ lineup last night when a ball he hit during batting practice bounced off the screen protecting the pitcher and struck his eye. And now he’s been diagnosed with two facial fractures, but they’ve been classified as “small” and the Yankees think he’ll avoid the disabled list.

  22. Brandon Phillips needs surgery for a torn thumb ligament

    Jul 10, 2014, 3:45 PM EDT

    Brandon Phillips

    Cincinnati’s injury woes keep getting worse, as Ken Rosenthal of FOXSports.com reports that Reds second baseman Brandon Phillips will be “out a while” with a ligament issue and possible tear in his left thumb.

  23. Ryan Braun rejoins the Brewers lineup batting fifth for the first time since 2008

    Jul 10, 2014, 3:15 PM EDT

    Ryan Braun

    Braun has hit exclusively second (37 times) or third (32 times) in the lineup this season and has a grand total of just three career starts in the fifth spot, all of them coming 2008.

  24. George Springer made a ridiculous, wall-slamming catch

    Jul 10, 2014, 1:43 PM EDT

    George Springer

    Astros rookie George Springer has gotten lots of attention for his offense, which includes 19 homers and an .818 OPS in 74 games, but the 24-year-old outfielder can also do some spectacular things defensively like he did last night.

  25. Jason Vargas out 3-4 weeks following appendectomy

    Jul 10, 2014, 11:51 AM EDT

    Jason Vargas Royals

    Signed to a four-year, $32 million contract this offseason that draw quite a bit of criticism, Vargas has a career-best 3.31 ERA and was on pace for a career-high 225 innings after throwing just 150 innings for the Angels last year.

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