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  1. Play of the Day: Josh Reddick nails George Springer at third base from right field

    Apr 26, 2014, 10:05 PM EDT

    Texas Rangers v Oakland Athletics

    Athletics right fielder Josh Reddick made a heck of a throw to record the out at third base on the speedy George Springer.

  2. Aroldis Chapman throws live batting practice, wants one more session before heading out on rehab assignment

    Apr 26, 2014, 9:20 PM EDT

    Aroldis Chapman

    Reds reliever Aroldis Chapman threw live batting practice on Saturday, but wants one more session before heading out on a rehab assignment.

  3. Rafael Furcal suffers a setback during rehab game

    Apr 26, 2014, 8:35 PM EDT

    Rafael Furcal

    Rafael Furcal, seemingly always injured, suffered another setback as he attempts to rejoin the Marlins.

  4. Blue Jays prospect Marcus Stroman could make his MLB debut soon

    Apr 26, 2014, 7:35 PM EDT

    Toronto Blue Jays v Detroit Tigers

    Marcus Stroman, rated the #27 prospect entering the season by Baseball Prospectus, could make his MLB debut for the Blue Jays soon.

  5. Chad Tracy retires after nine seasons

    Apr 26, 2014, 7:00 PM EDT

    Washington Nationals v Arizona Diamondbacks

    Chad Tracy calls it quits after nine seasons in the big leagues.

  6. Mets protest New York Post after unflattering article about Bartolo Colon

    Apr 26, 2014, 6:15 PM EDT

    Bartolo Colon

    The Mets stuck up for teammate Bartolo Colon after the New York Post made fat jokes in an article, including in the headline.

  7. Jose Campos underwent Tommy John surgery on Friday

    Apr 26, 2014, 5:20 PM EDT

    New York Yankees Photo Day

    Jose Campos will forever be “the other guy” when people refer to the trade that brought Michael Pineda to the Yankees. On Friday, he was “the guy getting Tommy John surgery”.

  8. Twins minor leaguer Jonatan Hinojosa suspended 50 games for PED use

    Apr 26, 2014, 3:52 PM EDT

    Twins logo

    Twins minor league infielder Jonatan Hinojosa tested positive for an anabolic steroid and received a 50-game suspension.

  9. Anibal Sanchez exits Saturday start with a blister on his finger

    Apr 26, 2014, 3:25 PM EDT

    Anibal Sanchez

    Anibal Sanchez couldn’t get out of the third inning in Saturday’s start against the Twins due to a blister.

  10. D-Backs players stand up for manager Kirk Gibson, GM Kevin Towers

    Apr 26, 2014, 2:55 PM EDT

    Kirk Gibson

    The Diamondbacks’ early disappointment has put the jobs of manager Kirk Gibson and general manager Kevin Towers in danger. The players vowed their support and took the blame.

  11. Major League Baseball will reexamine pine tar rule after the season

    Apr 26, 2014, 2:05 PM EDT

    Gerry David, Michael Pineda

    If the rule gets changed, we have to call it “the Michael Pineda rule”, right?

  12. Pirates place Russell Martin on the disabled list with a strained left hamstring

    Apr 26, 2014, 1:25 PM EDT

    Russell Martin

    The Pirates placed Russell Martin on the disabled list with a strained left hamstring.

  13. Manny Machado collected three hits as the DH in first rehab start on Friday

    Apr 26, 2014, 12:55 PM EDT

    Manny Machado

    Rain kept Manny Machado from taking the field in his first rehab start, but he collected three hits as the DH for the Frederick Keys.

  14. Entering Saturday’s action, every AL East team has a negative run differential

    Apr 26, 2014, 12:15 PM EDT

    John Farrell; David Ortiz

    All five AL East teams have a negative run differential. At least the division is competitive.

  15. Clayton Kershaw looked good in his first rehab start with Rancho Cucamonga

    Apr 26, 2014, 11:50 AM EDT

    Los Angeles Dodgers v Arizona Diamondbacks

    The Dodgers’ talented lefty took another big step on Friday as he recovers from a back injury.

  16. Steve Cishek’s save streak suddenly snapped

    Apr 26, 2014, 11:05 AM EDT

    Steve Cishek

    Steve Cishek’s save streak snapped. Will he now have to sell seashells by the sea shore?

  17. Oliver Perez’s uniform a point of contention in Friday’s game against the Phillies

    Apr 26, 2014, 10:20 AM EDT

    Oliver Perez, Mike Harkey

    First, the umpires nab Michael Pineda for pine tar. Then they get Oliver Perez for having slits in the sleeves of his undershirt. What’s next?! Where do you draw the line?!

  18. Tim Hudson snaps walkless streak after 30 2/3 innings, 115 batters

    Apr 26, 2014, 9:35 AM EDT

    Tim Hudson

    Tim Hudson entered Friday’s start against the Indians with a pristine total of zero walks in 30 innings, but he snapped it in the first inning when he issued a free pass to Carlos Santana.

  19. Potential top draft pick Carlos Rodon threw 132 pitches in a complete game loss on Friday

    Apr 26, 2014, 8:55 AM EDT

    Carlos Rodon

    Teams with a watchful eye on top college pitcher Carlos Rodon, like the Astros, have to be concerned with his recent workload.

  20. Settling the Score: Friday’s results

    Apr 26, 2014, 8:05 AM EDT

    Jose Abreu

    White Sox first baseman Jose Abreu hit his eighth and ninth home runs against the Rays on Friday, including a walk-off grand slam in the bottom of the ninth. Abreu set a record for home runs in the month of April by a rookie.

  21. Pablo Sandoval still reportedly seeking $100 million

    Apr 25, 2014, 11:55 PM EDT

    Pablo Sandoval

    Pablo Sandoval is still seeking a nine figure contract despite his slow start to the season. Is he worth it?

  22. Jesse Crain’s latest injury problem: bursitis in his right elbow

    Apr 25, 2014, 11:20 PM EDT

    jesse crain getty

    The Astros reliever has another hurdle to climb before making his first MLB appearance since June 29, 2013.

  23. White Sox could make Gordon Beckham available in a trade

    Apr 25, 2014, 10:45 PM EDT

    Gordon Beckham

    With a glut of second base candidates available to the White Sox, Gordon Beckham could be the odd man out.

  24. Bryce Harper taken out of Friday night’s game with apparent wrist injury

    Apr 25, 2014, 10:05 PM EDT

    Bryce Harper

    In what has been a night of productive players suffering injuries, Bryce Harper adds his name to the list.

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