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  1. Mike Matheny took issue with Brewers third baseman Hector Gomez on Thursday night

    Sep 5, 2014, 8:10 PM EST

    Martin Maldonado, Jon Jay

    Brewers third baseman Hector Gomez tried to impede Jon Jay’s sight of a fly ball to right field, and Jay was ultimately thrown out to end the ninth inning. Gomez’s behavior irked Cardinals manager Mike Matheny.

  2. Josh Beckett is considering retiring

    Sep 5, 2014, 7:20 PM EST

    Josh Beckett

    Josh Beckett’s hip injury has given him reason to consider retiring after 14 major league seasons.

  3. Edward Mujica to temporarily take over as closer for the Red Sox

    Sep 5, 2014, 6:30 PM EST

    Edward Mujica

    The struggling Koji Uehara has been taken out of the closer’s role. Edward Mujica will close out ballgames in his stead.

  4. Adam LaRoche joins Harold Baines with historically-rare achievement

    Sep 3, 2014, 11:50 PM EST

    Washington Nationals v Los Angeles Dodgers

    Adam LaRoche joined Harold Baines in rarefied air with his performance against the Dodgers on Wednesday, knocking in five runs after entering the game in the ninth inning as a pinch-hitter.

  5. Rockies agree to a two-year extension with Jorge De La Rosa

    Sep 3, 2014, 11:18 PM EST

    Jorge De La Rosa

    The Rockies agreed to a two-year extension with veteran lefty starter Jorge De La Rosa on Wednesday night.

  6. Rusney Castillo will play in the majors for the Red Sox in September “barring something unforeseen”

    Sep 3, 2014, 10:50 PM EST

    rusney castillo ap

    Rusney Castillo is expected to make his major league debut for the Red Sox later this month, according to GM Ben Cherington.

  7. Matt Harvey to throw an up/down bullpen on Thursday

    Sep 3, 2014, 10:00 PM EST

    Matt Harvey

    Matt Harvey will throw an up/down bullpen on Thursday, which means his bullpen session will simulate the start-and-stop nature of an actual game. He’ll throw, then rest for eight minutes, then get up and throw again.

  8. Ben Cherington says Jackie Bradley, Jr’s coachability “absolutely not” the reason for his demotion

    Sep 3, 2014, 9:05 PM EST

    Jackie Bradley Jr

    Red Sox GM Ben Cherington deflected reports that rookie Jackie Bradley, Jr.’s stubbornness contributed to his demotion to Triple-A several weeks ago.

  9. Adam Dunn will rethink retiring after the season

    Sep 3, 2014, 8:10 PM EST

    Adam Dunn

    After being traded from the White Sox to the Athletics prior to the waiver deadline, Adam Dunn said he wanted to retire after the season. He has since had a change of heart.

  10. Victor Martinez, Josh Harrison win Player of the Month honors for August

    Sep 3, 2014, 7:15 PM EST

    Victor Martinez

    Victor Martinez continued his fantastic season with a great August showing, while Josh Harrison allowed the Pirates to weather the loss of reigning NL MVP Andrew McCutchen.

  11. Kevin Frandsen is not a fan of “all the sabermetric-whatever-crap”

    Sep 3, 2014, 6:20 PM EST

    Kevin Frandsen

    Kevin Frandsen is not the biggest fan of Sabermetrics, closing out a radio interview Tuesday with a shot against the field of baseball analysts.

  12. Blue Jays acquire John Mayberry, Jr. from the Phillies

    Aug 31, 2014, 11:35 PM EST

    John Mayberry Jr.

    The Blue Jays added an outfield bench bat, picking up John Mayberry, Jr. from the Phillies on Sunday.

  13. The Brewers made a run at David Price in July

    Aug 31, 2014, 11:05 PM EST

    David Price

    The Brewers tried but ultimately failed to acquire David Price from the Rays in July because they refused to part with pitcher Jimmy Nelson.

  14. Bryce Harper logs his first multi-homer game of 2014

    Aug 31, 2014, 10:30 PM EST

    Bryce Harper

    Bryce Harper entered August with numbers far below expectations. He’ll enter September with much better-looking stats thanks to a decent showing in August, including a spectacular finish on Sunday.

  15. Aroldis Chapman’s fastball could make some history

    Aug 31, 2014, 9:35 PM EST

    Aroldis Chapman

    Aroldis Chapman has had a great season, as usual, but he could do something no pitcher has done since the implementation of pitch-tracking technology in 2006.

  16. The Phillies achieved a rare but ignominious feat on Saturday

    Aug 31, 2014, 8:40 PM EST

    Philadelphia Phillies v New York Mets

    Is it really a good thing if one’s team is one of only two teams in the last 113 years to have four relatively old players accrue a significant amount of playing time?

  17. Yankees acquire pitcher Chaz Roe from the Marlins

    Aug 31, 2014, 7:45 PM EST

    Chaz Roe

    The Yankees picked up Chaz Roe on the cheap from the Marlins on Sunday, just ahead of the waiver deadline.

  18. Adam Dunn plans to retire, says this season “is probably going to be it”

    Aug 31, 2014, 6:55 PM EST

    Adam Dunn

    Adam Dunn is ready to call it a career, he told the media on Sunday after he was traded from the White Sox to the Athletics.

  19. Kolten Wong exited Sunday’s game with a head injury

    Aug 31, 2014, 6:05 PM EST

    Kolten Wong

    Kolten Wong hit his head on the ground pursuing a ball hit by Chris Valaika in the eighth inning of Sunday’s game against the Cubs. He was helped off the field, and he’ll undergo testing after the game.

  20. Matt Garza will rejoin the Brewers’ rotation on Wednesday

    Aug 30, 2014, 11:45 PM EST

    Matt Garza

    The Brewers will get Matt Garza back in the rotation on Wednesday, when they’ll take on the Cubs at Wrigley Field.

  21. Brandon Belt still 10 days away from resuming baseball activities

    Aug 30, 2014, 11:05 PM EST

    brandon belt giants getty

    Brandon Belt will be limited to cardio for another week and a half. The first baseman has been sidelined since early August with concussion symptoms.

  22. Orioles acquire Kelly Johnson from the Red Sox

    Aug 30, 2014, 10:46 PM EST

    Kelly Johnson

    Kelly Johnson completes his tour of the AL East as the Orioles acquired him from the Red Sox on Saturday evening.

  23. The Angels had interest in acquiring A.J. Burnett from the Phillies

    Aug 30, 2014, 10:20 PM EST

    The Angels, searching for a rotation upgrade after losing Garrett Richards to an injury, had interest in A.J. Burnett of the Phillies, but the right-hander’s player option for 2015 was a deterrent.

  24. Orioles acquire Alejandro De Aza from the White Sox

    Aug 30, 2014, 9:29 PM EST

    Alejandro De Aza

    The Orioles acquired outfielder Alejandro De Aza from the White Sox in exchange for a pair of low-level minor league pitchers on Saturday.

  25. Dustin Pedroia exits Saturday’s game with a head injury

    Aug 30, 2014, 9:10 PM EST

    Dustin Pedroia

    Dustin Pedroia took an elbow to the head in the second inning of Saturday’s game against the Rays, and had to leave the game.

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