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  1. Brett Gardner diagnosed with an abdominal strain

    Sep 9, 2014, 4:10 PM EDT

    brett gardner yankees getty

    Gardner is having arguably the best season of his career, hitting .269 with a career-high 16 homers and a career-high .784 OPS in 133 games.

  2. Jeff Samardzija is open to re-signing with the Cubs in 2016

    Sep 9, 2014, 3:05 PM EDT

    Jeff Samardzija

    “That is absolutely something that is on my list.”

  3. A’s activate Nick Punto from the disabled list

    Sep 9, 2014, 2:04 PM EDT

    Nick Punto

    Surely this will turn things around for the free-falling A’s.

  4. Baseball America names Kris Bryant minor league player of the year

    Sep 9, 2014, 12:16 PM EDT

    kris bryant getty

    Bryant, who was selected second overall in last year’s draft out of the University of San Diego, hit .325 with a 1.098 OPS and minor league-leading 43 homers in 138 games between Double-A and Triple-A at age 22.

  5. Henderson Alvarez set to return quickly from oblique injury

    Sep 9, 2014, 11:19 AM EDT

    Henderson Alvarez Getty

    Marlins right-hander Henderson Alvarez exited his September 1 start with a strained oblique muscle, which seemed likely to knock him out for most and perhaps all of the season’s final month, but he’s already been cleared to return.

  6. Tyler Flowers’ walk-off homer deflates the free-falling A’s

    Sep 9, 2014, 10:47 AM EDT

    Tyler Flowers

    A’s reliever Jesse Chavez literally walked off the field as soon as the pitch was hit.

  7. Wily Mo Pena, now starring in Japan, wants to return to America

    Sep 9, 2014, 10:15 AM EDT

    Wily Mo Pena

    Pena hit .270 with 29 homers and an .896 OPS in 119 games this season in Japan.

  8. Rockies activate Michael Cuddyer from the disabled list

    Sep 8, 2014, 4:46 PM EDT

    Michael Cuddyer

    Cuddyer won the NL batting title last season and has posted an identical .331 batting average this year, but he’s been limited to just 34 games by injuries.

  9. Evan Gattis has strep throat, out at least three games

    Sep 8, 2014, 4:16 PM EDT

    Evan Gattis Getty

    Gattis has struggled since returning from a three-week disabled list stint for a bulging disk in his back, hitting just .237 with a .720 OPS in 39 games dating back to mid-July after carrying a .900 OPS to the DL.

  10. Joakim Soria nears return to the Tigers’ bullpen

    Sep 8, 2014, 3:45 PM EDT

    Joakim Soria Tigers

    Tigers reliever Joakim Soria threw a simulated game this morning and felt good enough that he could be cleared to come off the disabled list as soon as Wednesday, according to Jason Beck of MLB.com.

  11. Joe Nathan has a sore elbow

    Sep 8, 2014, 1:51 PM EDT

    Joe Nathan Tigers

    Nathan has a 5.04 ERA and a career-high six blown saves in the first season of a two-year, $20 million deal.

  12. Pirates release Ernesto Frieri

    Sep 8, 2014, 12:48 PM EDT

    Chicago White Sox v Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim

    Frieri came into this season with a lifetime 2.76 ERA and 315 strikeouts in 231 innings, including 37 saves as the Angels’ closer last year.

  13. Anibal Sanchez takes “a positive step” following setback

    Sep 8, 2014, 12:16 PM EDT

    Anibal Sanchez AP

    He’s running out of time to pitch again in the regular season.

  14. Travis d’Arnaud has been one of MLB’s best catchers since returning from Triple-A

    Sep 8, 2014, 11:50 AM EDT

    Travis d'Arnaud Getty

    When the Mets demoted rookie catcher Travis d’Arnaud to the minors in early June he was hitting .180 and had a career batting average of .189 in 66 games.

  15. Danny Duffy diagnosed with rotator cuff inflammation

    Sep 8, 2014, 11:19 AM EDT

    Danny Duffy

    Duffy exited his Saturday start in obvious discomfort after throwing just one pitch.

  16. Pedro Alvarez’s foot injury “has stopped improving”

    Sep 8, 2014, 10:47 AM EDT

    Pedro Alvarez

    Pedro Alvarez’s throwing problems caused the Pirates to stop playing him at third base and now a foot injury is keeping him from playing, period.

  17. John Jaso will be limited to pinch-hitting after returning from concussion

    Sep 8, 2014, 10:15 AM EDT

    John Jaso AP

    He’s hoping to come off the concussion disabled list later this week.

  18. Angels pick up GM Jerry Dipoto’s option for 2015

    Sep 5, 2014, 5:47 PM EDT

    scioscia and dipoto angels

    Last year at this time Angels general manager Jerry Dipoto was on the hot seat, but now with the team in first place and headed for a 15-20 game improvement owner Arte Moreno has picked up his 2015 option.

  19. Fractured bone in left hand could end Paul Konerko’s career

    Sep 5, 2014, 5:17 PM EDT

    paul konerko getty

    White Sox first baseman Paul Konerko has been winding down his 18-year career in a part-time role, but now it may come to a premature end.

  20. Indians acquire J.B. Shuck from Angels

    Sep 5, 2014, 4:16 PM EDT

    Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim v Oakland Athletics

    Shuck hit .293 in 129 games for the Angels last season, but it came with just two homers and a modest .697 OPS.

  21. Indians activate David Murphy from the disabled list

    Sep 5, 2014, 3:15 PM EDT

    David Murphy Indians

    Before the injury he hit .262 with seven homers and a .708 OPS in the first season of a two-year, $12 million contract.

  22. Mario Hollands is done for the season with a flexor strain

    Sep 5, 2014, 2:14 PM EDT

    Mario Hollands Phillies

    He appeared in 50 games for the Phillies as a rookie, posting a 4.40 ERA and 35/21 K/BB ratio in 47 innings.

  23. Joe Wieland is ready to return from Tommy John surgery

    Sep 5, 2014, 1:13 PM EDT

    Joe Wieland

    Wieland hasn’t pitched in a big-league game since May 6, 2012.

  24. Carlos Zambrano is officially retired and “life is good”

    Sep 5, 2014, 12:48 PM EDT

    Cincinnati Reds v Chicago Cubs

    Carlos Zambrano is hanging out at Wrigley Field today and told reporters he’s done trying to make a comeback, officially calling it quits at age 33.

  25. Report: Phillies “will look to trade” Domonic Brown

    Sep 5, 2014, 11:50 AM EDT

    Phillies Brown drops his bat and helmet at the plate after striking out in their MLB National League baseball game in Washington

    Last season Domonic Brown was an All-Star for the Phillies, hitting .272 with 27 homers and an .818 OPS to finally break through at age 25 after years as a top prospect in waiting.

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