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  1. Mariners outright Blake Beavan, place Corey Hart on the DL, and activate James Paxton

    Aug 2, 2014, 2:41 PM EST

    james paxton getty

    The Mariners outrighted Blake Beavan and placed Corey Hart on the disabled list, making room for James Paxton to come off of the disabled list.

  2. Shane Victorino to get a second opinion on his back; surgery a possibility

    Aug 2, 2014, 2:15 PM EST

    Shane Victorino Getty

    MRI results on Shane Victorino’s back were worse than expected, so he’s going to visit a doctor in Los Angeles for a second opinion. There’s a chance he will need surgery to alleviate the issue.

  3. Red Sox place catcher David Ross on the disabled list

    Aug 2, 2014, 1:25 PM EST

    David Ross

    David Ross, suffering from plantar fasciitis in his right foot, has been placed on the 15-day disabled list. The Red Sox called up Dan Butler to take his spot on the roster.

  4. Jose Abreu has reached base in each of his last 10 plate appearances

    Aug 2, 2014, 12:45 PM EST

    Jose Abreu

    Jose Abreu hasn’t been retired since Wednesday, and is on a 21-game hitting streak. One could argue he’s having a pretty good season.

  5. Ian Kennedy to miss Monday’s start with an oblique injury

    Jul 27, 2014, 11:05 PM EST

    Ian Kennedy

    Ian Kennedy’s left oblique is bothering him, so he’ll miss tomorrow’s start against the Braves.

  6. Padres expected to activate Jedd Gyorko, DL Carlos Quentin on Monday

    Jul 27, 2014, 10:35 PM EST

    Jedd Gyorko

    The Padres are expected to get Jedd Gyorko back from the DL, but lose Carlos Quentin on Monday.

  7. Josh Harrison escaped yet another run-down

    Jul 27, 2014, 9:40 PM EST

    Josh Harrison

    Josh Harrison kept the PIrates in the mix in Sunday’s game against the Rockies by using his legs.

  8. Carlos Santana is unfathomably hot right now

    Jul 27, 2014, 8:45 PM EST

    Carlos Santana

    Pitchers do not want to be facing Carlos Santana right now.

  9. Baseball’s controversial plate-blocking rule strikes again

    Jul 27, 2014, 7:50 PM EST

    Arizona Diamondbacks v Philadelphia Phillies

    Baseball’s implementation of home plate collision rules, meant to protect catchers, hasn’t gone as smoothly as expected this season. There was yet another example on Sunday afternoon in Philadelphia.

  10. Chris Archer is unhappy David Ortiz admired his three-run home run

    Jul 27, 2014, 6:55 PM EST

    Chris Archer

    The Rays and Red Sox have been nipping at each other throughout the season, so it was no surprise that Chris Archer took exception when David Ortiz gawked at his three-run home run.

  11. Report: Red Sox contemplating trading for Matt Kemp

    Jul 27, 2014, 6:05 PM EST

    Matt Kemp

    According to an ESPN report, the Red Sox are considering a trade that could bring Matt Kemp to Boston.

  12. Dodgers prospect Alex Guerrero returns to Triple-A

    Jul 26, 2014, 11:05 PM EST

    Alex Guerrero Dodgers

    Alex Guerrero returns to Triple-A for the first time since Miguel Olivo bit part of his ear off.

  13. Indians to activate Justin Masterson from the disabled list on Friday

    Jul 26, 2014, 10:30 PM EST

    Justin Masterson

    The middling Indians hope to get a boost, as starter Justin Masterson is expected to return on Friday to take on the Rangers.

  14. Play of the Day: Tom Koehler takes a liner off his back, Adeiny Hechavarria catches the rebound

    Jul 26, 2014, 9:35 PM EST

    Tom Koehler

    Tom Koehler didn’t get an out in the most comfortable way, but he got an out nonetheless.

  15. No progress for Matt Cain in recovery from elbow injury

    Jul 26, 2014, 8:40 PM EST

    Matt Cain

    The Giants picked up Jake Peavy for a reason — Matt Cain hasn’t been progressing as expected from his elbow injury.

  16. The Blue Jays snapped a 17-game losing streak at Yankee Stadium

    Jul 26, 2014, 7:55 PM EST

    Casey Janssen, Dioner Navarro

    The Blue Jays entered Saturday having lost 17 consecutive games at Yankee Stadium, but they did away with that this afternoon.

  17. Rockies misspell star shortstop Troy Tulowitzki’s name on t-shirt giveaway night

    Jul 26, 2014, 7:05 PM EST

    Troy Tulowitzki

    The Rockies committed an error before play even began on Saturday night.

  18. Red Sox to call up Allen Webster for Sunday’s start in place of Jake Peavy

    Jul 26, 2014, 6:25 PM EST

    Allen Webster

    Allen Webster will make his 2014 debut with the Red Sox on Sunday in place of the departed Jake Peavy.

  19. The Dodgers are going bananas with triples against the Giants

    Jul 26, 2014, 12:28 AM EST

    Yasiel Puig

    Triples galore for the Dodgers in San Francisco on Friday night.

  20. Video: Watch Ichiro Suzuki end his homerless drought

    Jul 25, 2014, 11:55 PM EST

    Ichiro Suzuki

    Ichiro Suzuki went yard for the first time this season, taking Mark Buehrle deep. He had previously homered on August 30 last year against the Orioles.

  21. Jose Bautista isn’t impressed with Derek Norris and Sean Doolittle’s beards

    Jul 25, 2014, 11:25 PM EST

    Toronto Blue Jays' Bautista looks into the stands between innings during a MLB American League baseball game against the Tampa Bay Rays in St. Petersburg

    Jose Bautista isn’t a huge fan of the beards Athletics Derek Norris and Sean Doolittle are sporting.

  22. The Atlantic League is adding new rules to speed up ballgames

    Jul 25, 2014, 10:55 PM EST

    Alarm Clock

    The Independent League is taking measures to speed up games. Could MLB do the same?

  23. Report: Cardinals in the process of signing A.J. Pierzynski

    Jul 25, 2014, 9:35 PM EST

    Chicago Cubs v Boston Red Sox

    The Cardinals are trying to add yet another catcher in A.J. Pierzynski, which would mean George Kottaras could be on his way out.

  24. Daisuke Matsuzaka is back in New York to have his right elbow examined

    Jul 25, 2014, 8:45 PM EST

    Daisuke Matsuzaka

    The struggling Daisuke Matsuzaka will have his elbow examined, which will let the Mets know how to proceed.

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