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  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. Wanna buy Brandon McCarthy’s house?

    Jul 7, 2014, 1:43 PM EDT

    mccarthy getty

    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.

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

    Jul 7, 2014, 12:48 PM EDT

    Jeremy Hellickson Getty

    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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

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

    Jul 7, 2014, 10:47 AM EDT

    dominican republic

    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.

  9. Cliff Lee “was trying to hurry” through his first rehab start before rain washed it away

    Jul 7, 2014, 10:15 AM EDT

    Cliff Lee

    “You could see the weather coming, so I was trying to hurry.”

  10. Rangers call up Neftali Feliz from Triple-A

    Jul 4, 2014, 4:40 PM EDT

    Neftali Feliz Getty

    Neftali Feliz has spent all season at Triple-A due to struggles coming back from Tommy John elbow surgery, but the Rangers feel he’s ready for the majors and called up the once-dominant closer.

  11. Mariners demote Justin Smoak to Triple-A

    Jul 4, 2014, 4:06 PM EDT

    Justin Smoak AP

    Justin Smoak is off the disabled list after missing nearly a month with a strained quadriceps, but instead of simply adding him to the active roster the Mariners demoted the first baseman to Triple-A.

  12. David Wright remains out of the Mets’ lineup with a shoulder injury

    Jul 4, 2014, 3:39 PM EDT

    David Wright

    Earlier this week the Mets indicated that the plan was for third baseman David Wright to return from his shoulder injury Friday, but he remains out of the lineup for today’s game against the Rangers.

  13. Rockies call up Jair Jurrjens for his first start in 13 months

    Jul 4, 2014, 2:30 PM EDT

    Baltimore Orioles pitcher Jurrjens throws his warm up pitches before facing Toronto Blue Jays in first inning of their MLB baseball spring training game in Dunedin

    When the Rockies acquired Jair Jurrjens from the Reds earlier this week it was seemingly just a Triple-A move, since Jurrjens hasn’t been effective in the majors since 2011 and wasn’t even much good in the minors this year.

  14. Joe Girardi: “Fair to say” CC Sabathia won’t pitch again this season

    Jul 4, 2014, 1:40 PM EDT

    cc sabathia getty

    Following the latest setback in CC Sabathia’s recovery from knee problems Yankees manager Joe Girardi admitted to reporters that it’s “fair to say” the former Cy Young winner won’t pitch again this season.

  15. Mariners activate Corey Hart from the disabled list

    Jul 4, 2014, 1:03 PM EDT

    Corey Hart

    Out since mid-May with a hamstring injury, Corey Hart is off the disabled list and ready to resume his attempted bounceback season with the Mariners.

  16. A’s activate Eric O’Flaherty, designate Jeff Francis for assignment

    Jul 3, 2014, 5:40 PM EDT

    Eric O'Flaherty AP

    As expected the A’s have activated reliever Eric O’Flaherty from the disabled list, completing his comeback from Tommy John elbow surgery 12 months ago. To make room on the roster they designated left-hander Jeff Francis for assignment.

  17. Rockies activate Nolan Arenado from the disabled list

    Jul 3, 2014, 5:18 PM EDT

    Nolan Arenado AP

    Rockies third baseman Nolan Arenado is off the disabled list after being out since late May with a fractured middle finger.

  18. Francisco Liriano cleared to begin rehab assignment

    Jul 3, 2014, 4:16 PM EDT

    liriano getty

    On the disabled list with a strained oblique muscle, Pirates left-hander Francisco Liriano has been cleared to begin a minor-league rehab assignment.

  19. White Sox release Scott Downs

    Jul 3, 2014, 1:13 PM EDT

    Scott Downs White Sox

    Left-hander Scott Downs predictably passed through waivers unclaimed after being designated for assignment last week and the White Sox have released the veteran reliever.

  20. Once-dominant setup man Eric O’Flaherty is close to joining the A’s after Tommy John surgery

    Jul 3, 2014, 12:16 PM EDT

    Eric O'Flaherty AP

    Oakland’s bullpen is close to adding left-hander Eric O’Flaherty, who was a dominant setup man in Atlanta from 2009-2013.

  21. CC Sabathia struggled in his rehab start at Double-A

    Jul 3, 2014, 11:51 AM EDT

    CC Sabathia

    CC Sabathia made his second minor-league rehab start yesterday at Double-A, allowing five runs in 3.2 innings, but afterward the Yankees left-hander seemed pleased with how his injured knee felt.

  22. Joe Kelly will make at least one more rehab start before rejoining the Cardinals

    Jul 3, 2014, 11:19 AM EDT

    joe kelly getty

    Joe Kelly tossed four shutout innings in a minor-league rehab start Tuesday at Triple-A, but Rick Hummel of the St. Louis Post Dispatch reports that the Cardinals aren’t quite ready to activate him from the disabled list.

  23. Yankees demote April and May star Yangervis Solarte to Triple-A

    Jul 3, 2014, 10:47 AM EDT

    Yangervis Solarte Yankees

    Yangervis Solarte was one of the Yankees’ biggest bright spots early on this season, coming out of nowhere to make the team as a 26-year-old career minor leaguer, grabbing hold of the starting job at third base, and hitting .300 with six homers and an .834 OPS in 49 games through April and May.

  24. Matt Williams removed Ryan Zimmerman from last night’s game for defensive reasons

    Jul 3, 2014, 10:15 AM EDT

    ryan zimmerman getty

    Bryce Harper’s return to the Nationals outfield meant Ryan Zimmerman had to shift from left field back to third base, where he was once a standout defender and is now a huge question mark because of chronic shoulder problems.

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