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  1. Mariners sign Mike MacDougal to a minor league deal

    May 10, 2014, 11:45 PM EDT

    Los Angeles Dodgers v Pittsburgh Pirates

    Veteran Mike MacDougal is once again back in the minor leagues, attempting to work his way back into the big leagues for the first time since 2012.

  2. Orioles looking for back-up catcher; listening to offers on Troy Patton

    May 10, 2014, 11:15 PM EDT

    Troy Patton

    The Orioles are taking offers on lefty reliever Troy Patton and may use him to land a back-up catcher while Matt Wieters deals with an elbow issue.

  3. Phillies decide to intentionally walk Eric Campbell, then change their minds mid at-bat

    May 10, 2014, 10:37 PM EDT

    Washington Nationals v Philadelphia Phillies

    The Phillies wanted to intentionally walk Eric Campbell… and then didn’t.

  4. Top prospect Byron Buxton reinjured his wrist sliding into third base

    May 10, 2014, 10:30 PM EDT

    byron buxton getty

    The Twins’ top prospect injured his wrist again. Thankfully for the Twins, it’s not considered as serious this time around.

  5. Michael Morse will serve as Giants’ first baseman while Brandon Belt is on the mend

    May 10, 2014, 9:35 PM EDT

    Michael Morse

    With Brandon Belt nursing a broken thumb, Michael Morse will move to first base for the time being.

  6. Padres activate Chase Headley from the disabled list

    May 10, 2014, 8:40 PM EDT

    San Francisco Giants v San Diego Padres

    The Padres got third baseman Chase Headley back after he dealt with a strained right calf.

  7. Indians take John Axford out of his role as closer

    May 10, 2014, 7:45 PM EDT

    John Axford

    The Indians removed the struggling John Axford out of his role as the team’s closer, and will go with a closer-by-committee for the time being.

  8. Blue Jays plan to use Brett Lawrie at second base against right-handed pitchers

    May 10, 2014, 6:55 PM EDT

    Brett Lawrie

    In an effort to keep Juan Francisco in the lineup, the Blue Jays plan to use Brett Lawrie at second base when they face a right-handed pitcher.

  9. Rickie Weeks was asked to learn left field and declined

    May 10, 2014, 6:05 PM EDT

    Pittsburgh Pirates v Milwaukee Brewers

    Rickie Weeks doesn’t want to learn to play left field, even though it would get him off the bench.

  10. Fredi Gonzalez plans to discuss Dan Uggla’s future soon

    May 10, 2014, 12:30 AM EDT

    dan uggla getty

    Dan Uggla was not in Friday’s lineup and is slashing an ugly .184/.241/.272 on the season. Manager Fredi Gonzalez plans to discuss Uggla’s role on the team soon.

  11. Mets considering sending Jenrry Mejia to the bullpen

    May 10, 2014, 12:05 AM EDT

    Jenrry Mejia

    The Mets may continue to waffle with pitcher Jenrry Mejia as they are considering moving him into the bullpen.

  12. Brandon Belt suffers broken thumb after being hit by a pitch

    May 9, 2014, 11:45 PM EDT

    Brandon Belt

    The Giants saw one of their most productive hitters succumb to a hand injury on Friday night.

  13. No no-hitter, but Yu Darvish continued to dominate on Friday

    May 9, 2014, 11:40 PM EDT

    Yu Darvish

    Yu Darvish once again fell one out shy of a no-hitter on Friday night. He doesn’t need one to prove he’s one of the very best pitchers in baseball.

  14. Should MLB opt for safer bases to reduce sliding-related injuries?

    May 9, 2014, 11:15 PM EDT

    Jacoby Ellsbury

    Unknown to many, baseball’s hard bases have been the culprit of many injuries to star players in recent years. Is it time for Major League Baseball to take additional safety measures and go to a softer base?

  15. [Updated] Yu Darvish loses no-hitter with two outs in the ninth inning

    May 9, 2014, 10:41 PM EDT

    Yu Darvish

    We’ve heard it before, and we’ll certainly continue to hear it: Yu Darvish is working on a no-hitter.

  16. Bruce Bochy says batting average is “way overrated”

    May 9, 2014, 10:35 PM EDT

    Bruce Bochy AP

    Bruce Bochy channels his inner nerd.

  17. Nolan Arenado’s hitting streak halted at 28 games

    May 9, 2014, 9:50 PM EDT

    Nolan Arenado AP

    Nolan Arenado’s quest to break Joe DiMaggio’s MLB record 56-game hitting streak ends at 28.

  18. Athletics roster shakeup: Drew Pomeranz in, Dan Straily out; Ryan Cook to DL

    May 9, 2014, 9:25 PM EDT

    Drew Pomeranz

    The Athletics made a handful of roster moves on Friday evening, which included sending Dan Straily to Triple-A while cementing Drew Pomeranz in the rotation, at least for now.

  19. Reds sign Shelley Duncan and Lou Marson to minor league deals

    May 9, 2014, 8:35 PM EDT

    Lou Marson Indians

    The Reds add a couple of capable players to serve as minor league depth.

  20. Chris Davis to play in rehab game at Double-A on Saturday

    May 9, 2014, 7:50 PM EDT

    chris davis getty

    Chris Davis will take his first step towards rejoining the Orioles’ lineup by playing in a rehab game on Saturday.

  21. Braves move Alex Wood to the bullpen

    May 9, 2014, 7:35 PM EDT

    Alex Wood

    Despite posting a 3.00 through seven starts, Alex Wood will head to the bullpen for now with Gavin Floyd back in the mix.

  22. Brian McCann and Carlos Gomez are now friends

    May 9, 2014, 6:55 PM EDT

    Crols Gomez Brian McCann

    Once enemies, Carlos Gomez and Brian McCann are now friends.

  23. Lucas Duda hospitalized with stomach ailment

    May 9, 2014, 6:05 PM EDT

    Lucas Duda

    Mets first baseman Lucas Duda was hospitalized on Friday prior to the start of their series opener against the Phillies.

  24. Mariners demote Abraham Almonte to Triple-A, to recall James Jones

    May 4, 2014, 11:30 PM EDT

    Houston Astros v Seattle Mariners

    Abraham Almonte has been ice cold at the plate. The Mariners hope spending some time back at Triple-A will help him figure things out.

  25. Jair Jurrjens is looking to make a comeback

    May 4, 2014, 10:25 PM EDT

    Baltimore Orioles pitcher Jurrjens throws his warm up pitches before facing Toronto Blue Jays in first inning of their MLB baseball spring training game in Dunedin

    Pitcher Jair Jurrjens is looking to make his way back to the big leagues after undergoing knee surgery last September.

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