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Craig Calcaterra

  1. Benches clear in San Diego thanks to a Padres pitcher throwing his gum at Hector Sanchez

    Jul 22, 2015, 8:30 AM EDT

    Hector Sanchez

    This is the second gum-throwing incident between these two teams this year.

  2. And That Happened: Tuesday’s scores and highlights

    Jul 22, 2015, 7:35 AM EDT

    Kyle Schwarber

    It was a big night for slugging catchers, Kyle Schwarber chief among them.

  3. Tomorrow is the Competitive Balance Lottery

    Jul 21, 2015, 3:10 PM EDT

    cardinals logo square

    The teams with the three best records in baseball — the Royals, Cardinals and Pirates — all have a chance at extra draft picks.

  4. The Feds finally end their prosecution of Barry Bonds

    Jul 21, 2015, 12:33 PM EDT

    Barry Bonds Glass

    The formal dropping of the case comes nearly eight years after his indictment and nearly 12 years after his grand jury testimony.

  5. Michael Cuddyer is still hurting, the Mets are still not placing him in the DL

    Jul 21, 2015, 12:07 PM EDT

    Michael Cuddyer

    They’re going to give him a couple more days. Meanwhile, he’s missed six of the Mets’ 15 games in August and left early in three others.

  6. Tigers in Transition: The two weeks which changed everything

    Jul 21, 2015, 10:29 AM EDT

    Photo by Craig Calcaterra

    There are no dynasties in baseball anymore. But the Tigers have been a mini-dynasty in the AL Central, having won it for the past four seasons. In the past two weeks, however, their aims have radically changed.

  7. Derek Jeter got covered in gold slime last week

    Jul 21, 2015, 8:30 AM EDT

    Derek Jeter

    This is important. This means something.

  8. And That Happened: Monday’s scores and highlights

    Jul 21, 2015, 6:53 AM EDT

    Albert Pujols

    Albert Pujols hit three homers in the Angels doubleheader, passing Mike Trout for the AL lead and passing Mike Schmidt on the all-time list.

  9. UPDATE: Jordy Mercer out six weeks with leg contusion and MCL sprain

    Jul 20, 2015, 4:09 PM EDT

    Jordy Mercer

    That’s two starting infielders down for the Pirates, as they look into Jung Ho Kang cloning technology.

  10. The Red Sox activate catcher Blake Swihart, DFA Sandy Leon

    Jul 20, 2015, 3:01 PM EDT

    Blake Swihart AP

    The 23-year-old prospect gets his second go-around in the bigs this year.

  11. White Sox announcer Ed Farmer thinks people need to throw at the Royals

    Jul 20, 2015, 2:36 PM EDT

    Old Man Cloud

    Remember: “Playing the game the right way” = “trying to seriously injure someone out of anger at your own inability to play better than they do”

  12. The White Sox likely to shop Jeff Samardzija, but won’t do a major tear-down

    Jul 20, 2015, 12:31 PM EDT

    Jeff Samardzija

    The Sox’ starter is a free agent after this season.

  13. The Justin Upton rumors are growing. The Pirates are interested too.

    Jul 20, 2015, 11:32 AM EDT

    Justin Upton,

    They’re down a couple of infielders, but Upton’s bat could certainly help.

  14. It was a bad day for starting pitchers on the block. But it doesn’t matter.

    Jul 20, 2015, 9:52 AM EDT

    cueto getty

    Johnny Cueto and Cole Hamels got roughed up yesterday. It shouldn’t matter all that much.

  15. And That Happened: Sunday’s scores and highlights

    Jul 20, 2015, 7:25 AM EDT

    Zack Greinke

    Zack Greinke was impressive. Even if Bryce Harper wasn’t all that impressed.

  16. Braves extend Fredi Gonzalez through 2016

    Jul 17, 2015, 2:31 PM EDT

    Fredi Gonzalez

    His whole coaching staff comes back too.

  17. Here’s the 2016 All-Star logo if you’re interested in such things

    Jul 17, 2015, 1:52 PM EDT

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    It’s OK, but it’d be much better if the Padres brought back the brown.

  18. The Brewers will likely shop Carlos Gomez

    Jul 17, 2015, 12:03 PM EDT

    carlos gomez getty

    He is under contract through 2016.

  19. Lloyd McClendon says he’s going to run a tighter ship in the second half

    Jul 17, 2015, 11:30 AM EDT

    Lloyd McClendon

    Players have had too much “string,” he says.

  20. Pedro Martinez: “Probably 60 percent of baseball” was using PEDs

    Jul 17, 2015, 10:36 AM EDT

    Pedro Martinez

    Which, if true, makes his dominance all the more impressive.

  21. John Smoltz says the Mets’ young arms are “way better” than the Braves’ 1990s rotation

    Jul 17, 2015, 9:33 AM EDT

    Jacob deGrom Getty

    This will raise eyebrows, but it’s hard to disagree with what he’s actually saying.

  22. Fenway Park has a rooftop garden

    Jul 17, 2015, 8:50 AM EDT

    Crop of vegetables. Potatoes, tomatoes, peppers, eggplant and other vegetables.

    . . . buy me some kale and some tarr-a-gon/I don’t care what you put the stuff on . . .”

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