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Craig Calcaterra

  1. Henderson Alvarez leaves start with a strained oblique

    Sep 1, 2014, 2:30 PM EDT

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    As the Marlins’ playoff chances fade.

  2. Jesus Montero suspended for the rest of the season due to the ice cream sandwich affair

    Sep 1, 2014, 1:44 PM EDT

    Jesus Montero Getty

    He was already unofficially shut down. Now it’s all official-like.

  3. Bo Porter fired by the Astros

    Sep 1, 2014, 12:38 PM EDT

    Bo Porter

    Reports of strife between Porter and the front office were apparently right on the nose.

  4. The Brewers activate Matt Garza

    Sep 1, 2014, 10:51 AM EDT

    Matt Garza

    The Brewers are tied for first place and need a boost.

  5. Ned Yost says his players tried too hard in front of large crowds

    Sep 1, 2014, 10:17 AM EDT

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    Maybe Yost should just tell Royals fans the exact number of people he needs in the seats for his team to play at its best.

  6. Video: Bob Melvin calls the Athletics’ play “Embarrassing. Pathetic.”

    Sep 1, 2014, 9:30 AM EDT

    Bob Melvin

    The A’s were, quite recently, the best team in baseball. Now they’re five back of the Angels.

  7. Wanna buy Ernie Harwell’s house?

    Sep 1, 2014, 8:45 AM EDT

    Harwell House

    Well, it’s not his (or his estate’s) house anymore. Likely wasn’t for decades. But if someone wants Jon Voight’s LeBaron, someone will probably buy this, right?

  8. Settling the Score: Sunday’s results — and a reminder of what Labor Day is all about

    Sep 1, 2014, 6:00 AM EDT

    Labor

    And part of the reason for this reminder is that, while Major League Baseball sees fit to commemorate most other holidays that occur during the baseball season, it has always given Labor Day short shrift.

  9. The Cardinals activate Yadier Molina

    Aug 29, 2014, 5:38 PM EDT

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    He’s in the lineup tonight, batting sixth against the Cubs.

  10. Troy Tulowitzki says he’ll retire before he switches positions

    Aug 29, 2014, 5:17 PM EDT

    Troy Tulowitzki

    Whether this will turn into a Michael Young situation or a Derek Jeter situation is an open question.

  11. Masahiro Tanaka experiencing “general arm soreness”

    Aug 29, 2014, 4:42 PM EDT

    Masahiro Tanaka

    No doctor appointments are scheduled as a result, but soreness is not great news.

  12. The Indians sign Russell Branyan to a minor league deal

    Aug 29, 2014, 3:27 PM EDT

    Oakland Athletics v Detroit Tigers

    There can be only THREE!! True outcomes, that is.

  13. Baseball is dying, you guys, because no one would recognize Mike Trout in a bar

    Aug 29, 2014, 2:24 PM EDT

    Mike Trout

    Never mind that the dude has only been legally allowed inside a bar for about two years.

  14. Alleged ice-cream-sandwich-ordering Mariners scout says everyone’s got the story all wrong

    Aug 29, 2014, 1:53 PM EDT

    Ice Cream Sandwich

    The plot thickens. And becomes creamier. And is spread nicely between some two thin, chocolate cakes.

  15. Report: there is some major tension between Astros manager Bo Porter and GM Jeff Luhnow

    Aug 29, 2014, 12:26 PM EDT

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    Could one or both of them be gone before the 2015 season begins?

  16. Video: Watch a Japanese batter try to hit a 186 m.p.h. fastball

    Aug 29, 2014, 12:00 PM EDT

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    Afterwards, the pitching machine talked about wanting to work on his offspeed stuff because all big league hitters can turn on a fastball.

  17. HBT Daily: The rookie of the year races are pretty clear cut

    Aug 29, 2014, 10:49 AM EDT

    Jose Abreu

    The AL it’s clear cut because there is a monster candidate. In the NL it’s because one guys is the least bad of many bad options.

  18. Adam Jones says his favorite place in Baltimore is the airport, so he can fly home

    Aug 29, 2014, 10:03 AM EDT

    Adam Jones

    Commandment Number One of being a professional athlete: don’t let anyone know you’re not a fan of your team’s city.

  19. Justin Masterson to pitch exclusively out of the stretch for his next start

    Aug 29, 2014, 9:31 AM EDT

    Justin Masterson Cardinals

    Which, in all likelihood, will be his last start for the Cardinals this year.

  20. Wanna buy Randy Johnson’s house?

    Aug 29, 2014, 8:47 AM EDT

    Randy Johnson House

    A big housing unit for the Big Unit.

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