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  1. Nate McLouth needs season-ending shoulder surgery

    Aug 19, 2014, 3:45 PM EDT

    Nate McLouth Nationals

    McLouth played just 79 games and hit .173 for the Nationals in the first season of a two-year, $10.75 million deal.

  2. Pirates activate Andrew McCutchen from the disabled list

    Aug 19, 2014, 3:28 PM EDT

    Andrew McCutchen

    McCutchen was having another MVP-caliber season at the time of the injury, ranking among the NL’s top five in batting average (.311), on-base percentage (.411), slugging percentage (.536), and OPS (.947).

  3. Andrew Cashner tosses five innings in rehab start

    Aug 19, 2014, 1:03 PM EDT

    Andrew Cashner

    Before being shut down Cashner had a 2.36 ERA in 12 starts.

  4. Adam Dunn may retire on the verge of 500-homer club

    Aug 19, 2014, 11:50 AM EDT

    Chicago White Sox Photo Day

    “I’m not a 22-year-old single guy anymore. There are a lot of things that play into coming back and your decision.”

  5. Mike Matheny on Michael Wacha’s bullpen session: “I was expecting less”

    Aug 19, 2014, 10:47 AM EDT

    Michael Wacha Getty

    “It looked really close to what we normally would see when he’s out there.”

  6. Aroldis Chapman unavailable due to “achy” shoulder

    Aug 19, 2014, 10:15 AM EDT

    Aroldis Chapman

    For whatever it’s worth, Chapman averaged 99.5 miles per hour with his fastball in Sunday’s walk-fest, topping out at 101.5 mph.

  7. Jonathan Herrera undergoes elbow surgery

    Aug 18, 2014, 4:51 PM EDT

    Jonathan Herrera Red Sox

    Herrera hit .233 with a .596 OPS in 42 games for the Red Sox until being demoted to the minors last month and then hit .309 with a .732 OPS in 15 games at Triple-A.

  8. Pirates expect Andrew McCutchen back when eligible Tuesday

    Aug 18, 2014, 4:26 PM EDT

    Andrew McCutchen

    In his absence Pittsburgh has shifted Starling Marte from left field to center field and used Travis Snider as the primary left fielder. And the Pirates have gone 5-8 without McCutchen in the lineup, including five consecutive losses.

  9. Reds activate Brandon Phillips from the disabled list

    Aug 18, 2014, 3:45 PM EDT

    Brandon Phillips AP

    He hit just .272 with seven homers and one stolen base in 86 games before the injury, posting a .701 OPS that’s his lowest in nine seasons with the Reds.

  10. #TrueDetectiveSeason2: Corey Kluber is Rust Cohle

    Aug 18, 2014, 1:47 PM EDT

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    Time is a flat circle changeup.

  11. Rangers prospect Joey Gallo ties Kris Bryant with 40th homer

    Aug 18, 2014, 1:16 PM EDT

    Joey Gallo, Guilder Rodriguez

    Joey Gallo smacked his 40th homer of the season Sunday at Double-A, which means the Rangers prospect is now tied with Cubs prospect Kris Bryant for the minor-league lead.

  12. Rangers release Carlos Pena

    Aug 18, 2014, 12:46 PM EDT

    carlos pena getty

    Pena played pretty well at Triple-A, batting .297 with four homers and an .850 OPS in 20 games.

  13. Jim Johnson had a rough Tigers debut

    Aug 18, 2014, 11:50 AM EDT

    Jim Johnson Tigers

    Detroit wasted no time in calling up Jim Johnson, adding him to the bullpen after just 4.2 innings in the minors following his release by Oakland.

  14. Mike Matheny says Matt Holliday “is trying to grind” through knee injury

    Aug 18, 2014, 11:19 AM EDT

    matt holliday getty

    Holliday is having the worst season of his career at age 34, posting career-lows in batting average (.260), slugging percentage (.407), and OPS (.769) while hitting just 12 homers in 119 games.

  15. Bartolo Colon leaves Mets to be with “extremely ill” mother

    Aug 18, 2014, 10:47 AM EDT

    Bartolo Colon

    Carlos Torres will step in for Colon and make the spot start against the Cubs.

  16. More shoulder problems add to David Wright’s career-worst season

    Aug 18, 2014, 10:15 AM EDT

    David Wright

    Wright has hit just .273 with eight homers and a .711 OPS in 117 games after posting a combined .307 batting average and .892 OPS during the previous two seasons.

  17. Have the Cardinals benched Oscar Taveras?

    Aug 15, 2014, 5:31 PM EDT

    oscar taveras getty

    Shane Robinson over Oscar Taveras?

  18. Padres prospect Max Fried needs Tommy John surgery

    Aug 15, 2014, 3:45 PM EDT

    San Diego Padres Minor League Baseball Staff Photo Day Headshots

    Fried was the No. 7 overall pick in the 2012 draft out of high school and ranked among Baseball America’s top 100 prospects heading into both last season and this season.

  19. Indians activate Michael Bourn after latest hamstring injury

    Aug 15, 2014, 3:15 PM EDT

    michael bourn getty

    Bourn missed six weeks this time around and has struggled with hamstring injuries since last season.

  20. Edwin Encarnacion rejoins the Blue Jays

    Aug 15, 2014, 2:44 PM EDT

    Edwin Encarnacion Getty

    Encarnacion was having a monster season before the injury, hitting .277 with 26 homers and a league-high .979 OPS in 88 games.

  21. Tigers ready to call up Jim Johnson from Triple-A

    Aug 15, 2014, 12:16 PM EDT

    Jim Johnson

    Johnson got released by the A’s after posting a 7.14 ERA in 38 appearances.

  22. Cubs trade former top prospect, first-round pick Brett Jackson to Diamondbacks

    Aug 15, 2014, 11:50 AM EDT

    Brett Jackson

    Jackson cracked Baseball America’s top-100 prospects list in 2010, 2011, and 2012–ranking 35th overall in the final year–and made his MLB debut as a 23-year-old in 2012.

  23. Twins prospect Byron Buxton diagnosed with concussion after outfield collision

    Aug 15, 2014, 11:19 AM EDT

    byron buxton getty

    Buxton collided full-speed with the right fielder while trying to make a diving catch and was unconscious for several minutes before being taken by ambulance to a hospital.

  24. Cubs prospect Kris Bryant hits walk-off blast for 40th homer

    Aug 15, 2014, 10:47 AM EDT

    kris bryant getty

    Between Double-A and Triple-A the 22-year-old third baseman is now hitting .336 with 40 homers, 33 doubles, 74 walks, 15 steals, and a 1.126 OPS in 122 games.

  25. Carlos Gonzalez needs season-ending knee surgery

    Aug 15, 2014, 10:15 AM EDT

    carlos gonzalez getty

    Carlos Gonzalez will join teammate Troy Tulowitzki on the sidelines for the remainder of the year.

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