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  1. Play of the Day: Nolan Arenado makes a ridiculous mid-air toss to get the out at third base

    May 4, 2014, 9:20 PM EDT

    Nolan Arenado

    Nolan Arenado is having a heck of a great start to the year. He made an early case for the Gold Glove award with a mid-air assist to third base.

  2. Giants place Matt Cain on the disabled list with cut on finger

    May 4, 2014, 8:30 PM EDT

    Matt Cain

    The Giants placed starter Matt Cain on the disabled list retroactive to April 24 with a cut on his finger.

  3. Yasiel Puig listed as day-to-day after hitting the right field wall in Sunday’s walk-off loss

    May 4, 2014, 8:15 PM EDT

    Yasiel Puig

    Yasiel Puig gave Dodgers fans a scare after crashing into the right field wall at the end of Sunday’s walk-off loss to the Marlins.

  4. A funny thing happened to Phillies manager Ryne Sandberg before Sunday’s game

    May 4, 2014, 7:10 PM EDT

    Ryne Sandberg

    Phillies manager Ryne Sandberg inadvertently participated in Philadelphia’s Broad Street Run on Sunday prior to his club’s afternoon series finale against the Nationals.

  5. Nolan Arenado extends hitting streak to 24 games

    May 4, 2014, 6:05 PM EDT

    Nolan Arenado

    The Rockies’ impressive third baseman continued to hit on Sunday against the Mets, and is within arm’s reach of the Rockies’ franchise record for consecutive games with a hit.

  6. Athletics may look to bolster starting rotation through a trade

    May 3, 2014, 11:55 PM EDT

    dan straily getty

    The back of the Athletics’ starting rotation has been unreliable, so they may deal from depth to address the situation.

  7. Mets minor leaguer proposes on the baseball field

    May 3, 2014, 11:25 PM EDT

    mets logo

    Mets minor leaguer Jared King found a creative way to propose to his girlfriend on Saturday.

  8. Troy Tulowitzki collects 1,000th career hit with seventh-inning single against the Mets

    May 3, 2014, 11:01 PM EDT

    Troy Tulowitzki

    Troy Tulowitzki collected his 1,000th career hit with a single in the seventh inning on Saturday night against the Mets.

  9. Blue Jays call up pitching prospect Marcus Stroman

    May 3, 2014, 10:55 PM EDT

    Toronto Blue Jays v Detroit Tigers

    Pitching prospect Marcus Stroman will get his first shot in the big leagues as the Blue Jays called him up late Saturday night.

  10. Mets pitchers set modern record for hitless streak to start a season

    May 3, 2014, 10:30 PM EDT

    Jenrry Mejia

    Mets pitchers have combined to set a rather ignominious record to start the season.

  11. GM Kevin Towers on D-Backs’ hopeful turnaround: “Will I be around to see it? I don’t know.”

    May 3, 2014, 10:00 PM EDT

    Kevin Towers

    GM Kevin Towers isn’t sure if he’ll be given enough time to watch his team turn things around. The Diamondbacks enter Saturday with an MLB-worst 10-22 record.

  12. Yasiel Puig has a top-ten bat toss after hitting a Giancarlo Stanton-esque homer

    May 3, 2014, 9:10 PM EDT

    Yasiel Puig

    Yasiel Puig’s bat flip on a home run hit Saturday against the Marlins is arguably one of the top-ten best bat flips of all time.

  13. Michael Bourn exits Saturday night’s game with left hamstring tightness

    May 3, 2014, 8:20 PM EDT

    michael bourn getty

    Michael Bourn’s left hamstring has been a bother dating back to spring training. He had to leave Saturday night’s game early with more discomfort.

  14. Angels place David Freese on 15-day DL with fractured finger

    May 3, 2014, 7:45 PM EDT

    David Freese AP

    David Freese was just starting to get on a roll before being hit on his right index finger with a pitch on Friday night.

  15. Blue Jays take struggling Sergio Santos out of the closer’s role

    May 3, 2014, 6:55 PM EDT

    Sergio Santos AP

    The Blue Jays will rely on a closer-by-committee after removing Sergio Santos from the closer’s role.

  16. [Update] Blue Jays put Brandon Morrow on 60-day DL with torn tendon sheath

    May 3, 2014, 6:05 PM EDT

    Brandon Morrow

    Brandon Morrow is back on the disabled list, this time with a finger injury. This marks the fourth consecutive year in which he’s landed on the DL.

  17. Kevin Frandsen still unhappy with how things ended with Phillies

    May 2, 2014, 11:35 PM EDT

    Washington Nationals v Miami Marlins

    Kevin Frandsen was shockingly cut by the Phillies towards the end of spring training despite the club’s lack of depth. Frandsen is on a better team and performing well, but he is still upset about the way things ended in Philadelphia.

  18. Matt Garza cleared for Monday’s start after throwing a successful bullpen

    May 2, 2014, 11:05 PM EDT

    Matt Garza

    Brewers starter Matt Garza threw a bullpen on Friday and it “went off without a hitch”. He’ll start on Monday.

  19. Ryan Braun could wind up on the disabled list with a strained oblique

    May 2, 2014, 10:25 PM EDT

    Ryan Braun AP

    The Brewers may have to put their slugging outfielder on the disabled list with an oblique injury, but he may not be gone for all that long.

  20. The benches emptied during Friday night’s Nationals-Phillies game

    May 2, 2014, 10:00 PM EDT

    Denard Span

    Denard Span didn’t take kindly to an inside fastball Cliff Lee threw after the umpire didn’t grant Span a timeout. The benches emptied, but no violence ensued.

  21. Angels recall Grant Green from Triple-A Salt Lake

    May 2, 2014, 8:30 PM EDT

    Grant Green Getty

    The Angels have called up former Athletics prospect Grant Green from Triple-A.

  22. Jarrod Saltalamacchia on sign-stealing accusations: “You kind of sit back and laugh a little bit.”

    May 2, 2014, 8:00 PM EDT

    Marcell Ozuna, Jarrod Saltalamacchia, Garrett Jones

    Jarrod Saltalamacchia is bemused by the Braves’ accusation that his team stole signs to aid in their recent three-game sweep.

  23. Twins to place Mike Pelfrey on the 15-day DL; Sam Deduno to start on Tuesday

    May 2, 2014, 7:45 PM EDT

    Mike Pelfrey

    The Twins were thinking about dropping Mike Pelfrey out of the starting rotation. They didn’t need to, as he’s now on the 15-day DL with a left groin strain.

  24. Report: Orioles still in discussions with free agent Kendrys Morales

    May 2, 2014, 6:55 PM EDT

    Kendrys Morales

    Kendrys Morales remains a free agent, but according to Jon Heyman, he and the Orioles have been having a dialogue.

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