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Aaron Gleeman

  1. Trevor Plouffe’s season ends with a fractured forearm

    Sep 24, 2014, 3:20 PM EDT

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    Plouffe has had a solid year, hitting .258 with 14 homers, 40 doubles, and a .751 OPS in 136 games while playing improved defense at third base.

  2. Cuban star Hector Olivera defects to sign with MLB team

    Sep 24, 2014, 2:14 PM EDT

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    Olivera is considered one of the top 10 players in Cuba.

  3. Matt Kemp is playing like a superstar again

    Sep 24, 2014, 1:15 PM EDT

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    Things were going so badly for Matt Kemp a few months ago that the Dodgers moved him from center field and then outright benched him.

  4. Angel Pagan to undergo back surgery, out three months

    Sep 23, 2014, 8:30 PM EDT

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    Whatever playoff run the Giants have in them this season will have to be without center fielder Angel Pagan.

  5. Denard Span makes diving catch, leaves game with injury

    Sep 23, 2014, 8:15 PM EDT

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    Nationals center fielder Denard Span made a nice diving catch to rob Mets outfielder Matt den Dekker of a hit, but it may prove costly because he exited the game with an injury in the next half-inning.

  6. Cubs demote Edwin Jackson to the bullpen

    Sep 23, 2014, 6:48 PM EDT

    Chicago Cubs v St. Louis Cardinals

    Chicago owes him $11 million in 2015 and $11 million in 2016.

  7. Chris Tillman will start Game 1 of the ALDS for the Orioles

    Sep 23, 2014, 6:18 PM EDT

    Chris Tillman AP

    Tillman has topped 200 innings for the second straight season, posting a 3.26 ERA that bests last year’s 3.71 mark despite a sizable drop in strikeouts.

  8. Mike Minor diagnosed with shoulder inflammation

    Sep 23, 2014, 5:47 PM EDT

    Mike Minor

    David Hale will start in Minor’s place Thursday against the Pirates.

  9. Juan Lagares won’t return to play again this season

    Sep 23, 2014, 5:17 PM EDT

    New York Mets v Cincinnati Reds

    Lagares finishes his sophomore season hitting .283 with four homers and a .706 OPS in 115 games, which along with spectacular defense makes him one of the 10 most valuable all-around center fielders in baseball according to Wins Above Replacement.

  10. Jason Heyward rejoins the Braves’ lineup after thumb injury

    Sep 23, 2014, 4:06 PM EDT

    Jason Heyward

    Out since last Wednesday when he was hit on the left thumb by a pitch, Jason Heyward is back in the Braves’ lineup for tonight’s game against the Pirates.

  11. Mets will skip Rookie of the Year candidate Jacob deGrom’s final turn in the rotation

    Sep 23, 2014, 2:49 PM EDT

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    Last week deGrom tied the MLB record by striking out the first eight batters he faced against the Marlins and overall since mid-June he has a 1.90 ERA in 15 starts.

  12. J.J. Hardy likes playing for the Orioles, but “whatever happens, happens” in free agency

    Sep 23, 2014, 1:47 PM EDT

    JJ Hardy Getty

    J.J. Hardy is on the verge of a big payday, but will it be from the Orioles?

  13. Anibal Sanchez is back with the Tigers, as a reliever

    Sep 23, 2014, 1:15 PM EDT

    Anibal Sanchez

    “I wouldn’t be afraid to use him at any point in the game, really.”

  14. Matt Shoemaker’s chances of pitching this week are “very remote”

    Sep 22, 2014, 8:55 PM EDT

    Matt Shoemaker

    Shoemaker came out of nowhere to go 16-4 with a 3.07 ERA and 124/24 K/BB ratio in 136 innings as a 27-year-old rookie, including a 9-1 record and 1.49 ERA in 67 innings since late July.

  15. Braves fired Frank Wren’s brother, too

    Sep 22, 2014, 7:49 PM EDT

    Frank Wren

    Rough day for the Wren family.

  16. Tyson Ross will miss his final start with a strained forearm

    Sep 22, 2014, 7:01 PM EDT

    San Diego Padres v Los Angeles Dodgers

    In his first full season as a starter Ross finishes with a 2.81 ERA and 195 strikeouts in 196 innings.

  17. Roenis Elias has a strained flexor bundle in his elbow

    Sep 22, 2014, 6:28 PM EDT

    Roenis Elias

    In other words: He won’t be an option again this season even if the Mariners make a deep playoff run.

  18. CC Sabathia throws for the first time since knee surgery

    Sep 22, 2014, 5:47 PM EDT

    CC Sabathia

    He’s owed $23 million in 2015, $25 million in 2016, and $25 million or a $5 million buyout for 2017.

  19. Royals owner “can’t imagine” GM Dayton Moore leaving for Braves

    Sep 22, 2014, 4:50 PM EDT

    Dayton Moore, David Glass

    “He’s a good baseball guy, and we’re in this thing together.”

  20. Mariners skipping “out of gas” Chris Young’s turn in the rotation

    Sep 22, 2014, 4:19 PM EDT

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    When injuries wrecked the Mariners’ rotation depth Chris Young stepped in and went 12-6 with a 3.07 ERA through his first 24 starts.

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