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  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.”

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

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

    Jul 4, 2014, 1:40 PM EDT

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    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.

  10. 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.

  11. 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.

  12. 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.

  13. 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.

  14. 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.

  15. 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.

  16. 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.

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

    Jul 3, 2014, 11:19 AM EDT

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    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.

  18. 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.

  19. 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.

  20. Jhoulys Chacin has rotator cuff fraying

    Jul 2, 2014, 5:24 PM EDT

    chacin getty

    Earlier this week the Rockies placed right-hander Jhoulys Chacin on the disabled list with a shoulder injury and now he’s been diagnosed fraying in his rotator cuff.

  21. Rockies acquire Jair Jurrjens from Reds

    Jul 2, 2014, 4:52 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

    Here’s how bad things have gotten for Jair Jurrjens just three seasons after making the All-Star team at age 25: He’s now being passed around Triple-A by teams in need of organizational depth.

  22. Phillies move Mike Adams to the 60-day disabled list, ruling him out until August

    Jul 2, 2014, 4:16 PM EDT

    Washington Nationals v Philadelphia Phillies

    So much for the Phillies possibly trading Mike Adams before the July 31 deadline: The rehabbing right-hander has been transferred to the 60-day disabled list, which means he won’t even be eligible to return until early August.

  23. Blue Jays sign first-round draft picks Jeff Hoffman and Max Pentecost

    Jul 2, 2014, 3:31 PM EDT

    Max Pentecost

    No. 9 overall pick, right-hander Jeff Hoffman, and No. 11 overall pick, catcher Max Pentecost, have reportedly agreed to the slot-recommended signing bonuses of $3.1 million and $2.9 million respectively.

  24. Padres sign Seth Smith to $13 million contract extension

    Jul 2, 2014, 2:44 PM EDT

    Seth Smith Padres

    Apparently not having an actual general manager following the firing of Josh Byrnes isn’t stopping the Padres from making significant moves, as the team announced that they’ve agreed to a two-year, $13 million contract extension with outfielder Seth Smith.

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