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  1. Red Sox demote Brandon Workman to Triple-A

    Jul 9, 2014, 11:19 AM EDT

    World Series - St Louis Cardinals v Boston Red Sox - Game Two

    Brandon Workman has done a solid job for the Red Sox, posting a 4.13 ERA in 52 innings split between the rotation and bullpen, but the 25-year-old right-hander has been optioned back to Triple-A following last night’s loss to the White Sox.

  2. Cubs call up prospect Arismendy Alcantara for MLB debut

    Jul 9, 2014, 10:47 AM EDT

    Arismendy Alcantara Cubs

    Second baseman Darwin Barney is on paternity leave and to replace him on the roster the Cubs have called up one of their many top-ranked position player prospects, Arismendy Alcantara, from Triple-A.

  3. Jose Reyes has been playing through a shoulder injury for a month

    Jul 9, 2014, 10:15 AM EDT

    Jose Reyes AP

    Blue Jays shortstop Jose Reyes committed throwing errors in back-to-back games Sunday and Monday, giving him eight throwing errors on the season compared to a career-high of nine.

  4. Ricky Nolasco placed on disabled list after revealing elbow injury to Twins

    Jul 8, 2014, 3:45 PM EDT

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    Four months and 18 horrible starts into a four-year, $49 million contract Ricky Nolasco revealed to the Twins that he’s been pitching through elbow pain since spring training.

  5. Royals sign Joe Saunders

    Jul 8, 2014, 3:15 PM EDT

    Joe Saunders AP

    Released by the Rangers last week, left-hander Joe Saunders has agreed to a minor-league contract with the Royals and will report to Triple-A.

  6. Giants sign first-round draft pick Tyler Beede

    Jul 8, 2014, 2:14 PM EDT

    Tyler Beede

    Back in 2011 the Blue Jays drafted then-high school pitcher Tyler Beede with the 21st overall pick only to see him turn down their $2.4 million signing bonus offer to attend Vanderbilt.

  7. Cardinals reportedly making a strong push to acquire Jake Peavy from Red Sox

    Jul 8, 2014, 1:53 PM EDT

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    It seems like a sensible fit, as the Cardinals need rotation help with Michael Wacha and Jaime Garcia injured and the last-place Red Sox could be looking to sell off expensive veterans.

  8. Justin Masterson is a mess one year after being an All-Star

    Jul 8, 2014, 12:46 PM EDT

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    Maybe the Indians knew something when they balked at Justin Masterson’s seemingly reasonable contract extension demands.

  9. Francisco Liriano dominates in first (and last?) rehab start

    Jul 8, 2014, 12:16 PM EDT

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    Francisco Liriano’s first minor-league rehab start may end up being his last minor-league rehab start, because the Pirates left-hander was dominant last night at Triple-A.

  10. Joey Votto re-injures quadriceps, goes back on disabled list

    Jul 8, 2014, 11:51 AM EDT

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    At age 31 he’s being paid just $12 million this season, but Votto is owed another $213 million from 2015-2023.

  11. Gerrit Cole is back on the disabled list

    Jul 8, 2014, 11:19 AM EDT

    Gerrit Cole

    Friday’s start was Gerrit Cole’s third outing since returning from a disabled list stint for shoulder fatigue, but he exited after five innings with a strained lat muscle and is now back on the shelf.

  12. Hisashi Iwakuma owns the Minnesota Twins

    Jul 8, 2014, 10:47 AM EDT

    Hisashi Iwakuma AP

    Mariners right-hander Hisashi Iwakuma took the mound last night against the Minnesota Twins for the fifth time in his career and for the fifth time in his career he defeated them without allowing an earned run.

  13. Upset by All-Star snub, Rafael Soriano says he’d turn down an invite as a roster replacement

    Jul 8, 2014, 10:15 AM EDT

    Rafael Soriano

    Rafael Soriano is among the various players “snubbed” from the All-Star game, which apparently upset the Nationals closer and quite a few of his teammates, but if MLB decides to select him as a last-minute injury replacement Soriano plans to turn them down.

  14. Jhoulys Chacin out 4-6 weeks with rotator cuff fraying

    Jul 7, 2014, 5:40 PM EDT

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    First the good news on Jhoulys Chacin: Doctors have determined that the Rockies right-hander won’t need shoulder surgery to repair fraying in his rotator cuff.

  15. Michael Bourn’s hamstring strain is “more serious” than the Indians initially thought

    Jul 7, 2014, 5:17 PM EDT

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    In news that helps explain why the Indians felt the need to acquire veteran outfielder Chris Dickerson from the Pirates earlier today, Paul Hoynes of the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports that center fielder Michael Bourn’s hamstring strain is “more serious” than initially believed.

  16. Blue Jays lose All-Star slugger Edwin Encarnacion to quadriceps injury

    Jul 7, 2014, 4:16 PM EDT

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    Toronto first baseman Edwin Encarnacion is headed to the disabled list with a strained quadriceps muscle, which actually qualifies as relatively good news considering how bad his injury appeared to be when he was helped off the field Saturday.

  17. Indians designate George Kottaras for assignment

    Jul 7, 2014, 3:45 PM EDT

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    Cleveland picked up outfielder Chris Dickerson from Pittsburgh to help fill in for injured center fielder Michael Bourn and to make room for him on the roster the Indians designated catcher George Kottaras for assignment.

  18. Reds shift Jay Bruce to first base with Joey Votto out

    Jul 7, 2014, 3:15 PM EDT

    Cincinnati Reds v St. Louis Cardinals

    Jay Bruce has been exclusively an outfielder in the majors and minors, playing there for each of his 1,257 professional games, but with first baseman Joey Votto on the disabled list Reds manager Bryan Price has Bruce starting at first base tonight against the Cubs.

  19. Indians acquire Chris Dickerson from Pirates

    Jul 7, 2014, 2:47 PM EDT

    New York Yankees' Chris Dickerson reacts to being called out on strikes to end the fourth inning of their MLB American League baseball game against the Tampa Bay Rays in St. Petersburg

    Looking to add some outfield depth in the wake of Michael Bourn’s latest hamstring injury, the Indians have acquired veteran Chris Dickerson from the Pirates in exchange for a player to be named later or cash.

  20. Dodgers sign Roger Bernadina

    Jul 7, 2014, 2:14 PM EDT

    Cincinnati Reds v Arizona Diamondbacks

    He hasn’t played in the minors since 2011, but now Bernadina is headed to Triple-A at age 30.

  21. Wanna buy Brandon McCarthy’s house?

    Jul 7, 2014, 1:43 PM EDT

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    Brandon McCarthy was traded from Arizona to New York over the weekend, but the Yankees’ new right-hander is now selling a house in Texas.

  22. Rays clear room for Jeremy Hellickson’s return by shifting Erik Bedard to the bullpen

    Jul 7, 2014, 12:48 PM EDT

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    After posting a 4.95 ERA in 15 starts for the Rays veteran starter Erik Bedard has been shifted to the bullpen to clear a rotation spot for right-hander Jeremy Hellickson’s return from the disabled list.

  23. Jair Jurrjens hospitalized with breathing problems

    Jul 7, 2014, 11:51 AM EDT

    Jair Jurrjens Rockies

    Rockies right-hander Jair Jurrjens struggled Friday in his first start in 13 months, allowing eight runs while failing to make it out of the fifth inning, and he had even more problems dealing with the altitude in Colorado.

  24. Tim Lincecum did not throw a no-hitter against the Padres

    Jul 7, 2014, 11:19 AM EDT

    Tim Lincecum

    Tim Lincecum faced the Padres yesterday for the first time since no-hitting them on June 25, but rather than throwing his third no-hitter against San Diego in the past two years he merely settled for 6.1 innings of one-run ball–with three whole hits allowed!–in a Giants victory.

  25. Rays sign No. 1 rated international prospect Adrian Rondon for $3 million on his 16th birthday

    Jul 7, 2014, 10:47 AM EDT

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    Things haven’t gone according to plan in Tampa Bay this season, but the Rays just made a huge splash for their future by signing Baseball America’s top-ranked international prospect for $2.95 million.

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