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  1. Carlos Beltran likely to have elbow surgery as soon as the Yankees’ season is over

    Sep 4, 2014, 10:15 AM EDT

    Carlos Beltran Getty

    He’s hit just .241 with 15 homers and a .725 OPS after topping an .825 OPS in each of the previous three seasons and has been limited mostly to DH duties.

  2. Colby Rasmus benched by Blue Jays: “I’m just sitting around watching these rookies play”

    Sep 3, 2014, 5:17 PM EDT

    Blue Jays' Rasmus stretches during practice at their MLB American League spring training facility in Dunedin

    Blue Jays center fielder Colby Rasmus hasn’t been playing as much lately and Tuesday manager John Gibbons made it official, telling the 28-year-old he’s been benched.

  3. Starlin Castro likely to miss the rest of the season

    Sep 3, 2014, 4:51 PM EDT

    starlin castro getty

    Cubs shortstop Starlin Castro has been diagnosed with a high-ankle sprain, which carries an expected recovery timetable of at least our weeks. In other words: His season is over.

  4. David Wright: “It’s nice to feel dangerous at the plate”

    Sep 3, 2014, 3:45 PM EDT

    New York Mets v Miami Marlins

    After a particularly brutal stretch in a career-worst season wrecked by shoulder problems David Wright is 6-for-13 (.462) with two doubles in his last three games.

  5. Josh Beckett pitching again this season is “probably not very possible”

    Sep 3, 2014, 3:15 PM EDT

    Josh Beckett

    Beckett may end up needing surgery, but hasn’t made a decision on that yet.

  6. What are the best MVP pairings of all time?

    Sep 3, 2014, 2:11 PM EDT

    trout and kershaw

    Mantle and Aaron? Williams and Musial? Bonds and Rodriguez?

  7. Cubs prospect Kris Bryant on lack of September call-up: “I’m realizing this game is a business”

    Sep 3, 2014, 1:43 PM EDT

    Kris Bryant Cubs

    Kris Bryant was the No. 2 pick in last year’s draft, hit .325 with 43 homers and a 1.098 OPS in 138 games between Double-A and Triple-A in his first full season as a pro, and will win a whole bunch of Minor League Player of the Year awards.

  8. Derek Holland returns from five months on the disabled list with dominant start

    Sep 3, 2014, 12:46 PM EDT

    derek holland getty

    Almost everything that could have gone wrong has gone wrong for the Rangers this season, but getting a healthy Holland back in the rotation would be a huge positive heading into 2015.

  9. John Holdzkom goes from prospect bust and anonymous podcast caller to the big leagues

    Sep 3, 2014, 11:45 AM EDT

    peretti

    “And then what happened, you started sucking at baseball?”

  10. Sean Doolittle begins comeback by playing catch

    Sep 3, 2014, 10:47 AM EDT

    Sean Doolittle

    Prior to the injury Doolittle was having an incredible season, posting a 2.28 ERA in 54 appearances with an historic 80/5 K/BB ratio in 55 innings.

  11. Dustin Pedroia continues to have concussion symptoms

    Sep 3, 2014, 10:15 AM EDT

    Dustin Pedroia

    Dustin Pedroia hasn’t played since suffering a concussion Saturday when he took a forearm to the head and Sean McAdam of CSNNE.com reports there’s “no sign that he will see action before the Red Sox return home at the end of the week.”

  12. Carlos Gomez diagnosed with sprained wrist

    Sep 2, 2014, 5:50 PM EDT

    Carlos Gomez

    It’s particularly rough timing, as Milwaukee hosts a four-game series with St. Louis beginning Thursday.

  13. Michael Wacha to start Thursday for the Cardinals

    Sep 2, 2014, 5:40 PM EDT

    Michael Wacha Getty

    Michael Wacha’s recovery from a shoulder injury has gone so well that the Cardinals just announced he’ll come off the disabled list to start Thursday against the Brewers.

  14. Masahiro Tanaka cleared to resume throwing program

    Sep 2, 2014, 5:17 PM EDT

    Masahiro Tanaka AP

    Before being shut down in mid-July the 25-year-old rookie from Japan went 12-4 with a 2.51 ERA in 18 starts, including a 135/19 K/BB ratio in 129 innings.

  15. Brandon Morrow rejoins the Blue Jays as a reliever

    Sep 2, 2014, 4:46 PM EDT

    Brandon Morrow

    Morrow has been exclusively a starter for Toronto since 2010, including what looked at the time like a breakout season as a starter in 2012.

  16. Yankees add Chris Young to September roster

    Sep 2, 2014, 3:45 PM EDT

    chris young getty

    Young flopped with the Mets on a one-year, $7.25 million deal.

  17. Indians activate Ryan Raburn from the disabled list

    Sep 2, 2014, 2:51 PM EDT

    Ryan Raburn

    Raburn struggled mightily before going on the DL, hitting .173 in 70 games after playing well enough in a part-time role last season that Cleveland handed him a two-year contract extension.

  18. Twins ask fans which brand of luxury car they are, don’t realize they’re a wreck

    Sep 2, 2014, 1:35 PM EDT

    my mother the car

    Please keep in mind that the Twins are currently in last place at 60-77 following three consecutive 95-loss seasons and only the Astros have fewer total wins since 2011.

  19. Pirates recall Gregory Polanco from Triple-A

    Sep 2, 2014, 1:13 PM EDT

    gregory polanco getty

    Polanco went 4-for-26 (.153) during his brief demotion and was in a nasty two-month slump before being sent down, hitting just .204 with a .564 in his last 40 games.

  20. Blue Jays shut down Brett Lawrie for the season

    Sep 2, 2014, 12:45 PM EDT

    brett lawrie getty

    Toronto transferred infielder Brett Lawrie from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list, which means he won’t be eligible to return to the active roster before the season ends.

  21. Phillies activate Mike Adams from the 60-day disabled list

    Sep 2, 2014, 11:50 AM EDT

    Washington Nationals v Philadelphia Phillies

    Adams has thrown just 42 total innings for the Phillies with a month remaining in a two-year, $12 million contract.

  22. Neftali Feliz: “When I take too many days off my arm doesn’t feel too good”

    Sep 2, 2014, 11:19 AM EDT

    Neftali Feliz Getty

    Neftali Feliz has regained the Rangers’ closer role, but not his old velocity.

  23. Giants call up manager Bruce Bochy’s son, Triple-A pitcher Brett Bochy

    Sep 2, 2014, 10:47 AM EDT

    brett bochy giants

    Among the Giants’ call-ups for September 1 roster expansion is 27-year-old right-hander Brett Bochy, who in addition to being a Triple-A reliever also happens to be manager Bruce Bochy’s son.

  24. Cardinals demote trade deadline pickup Justin Masterson to the bullpen

    Sep 2, 2014, 10:15 AM EDT

    Justin Masterson Cardinals

    Overall this season the impending free agent has a 6.03 ERA in 25 starts for the Indians and Cardinals.

  25. Diamondbacks claim Nolan Reimold off waivers from Blue Jays

    Aug 28, 2014, 5:47 PM EDT

    Nolan Reimold AP

    Nolan Reimold has been claimed off waivers for the second time in a month, going from the Orioles to the Blue Jays and now to the Diamondbacks.

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