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  1. Carlos Gomez drops his appeal of three-game suspension

    May 14, 2014, 6:30 PM EDT

    Carlos Gomez

    Carlos Gomez has dropped his appeal of his three-game suspension, a result of his involvement in the Easter brawl with the Pirates.

  2. Jaime Garcia will return to the Cardinals, start on Saturday

    May 14, 2014, 6:05 PM EDT

    Jaime Garcia

    The Cardinals lost Tyler Lyons (after also losing Joe Kelly) but will get Jaime Garcia back on Saturday.

  3. Mike Moustakas could be demoted on Tuesday

    May 11, 2014, 11:25 PM EDT

    Mike Moustakas

    Mike Moustakas, the Royals’ first-round pick in the 2007 draft, could find himself back in Triple-A as he is entering his fourth season with very little offensive success.

  4. Heath Bell granted release by the Rays, becomes free agent

    May 11, 2014, 10:20 PM EDT

    Tampa Bay Rays v New York Yankees

    Heath Bell and his 4.91 ERA since the start of 2012 are back on the market.

  5. Jeurys Familia could be the Mets’ new closer

    May 11, 2014, 9:15 PM EDT

    Jeurys Familia

    24-year-old right-hander Jeurys Familia has been solid out of the bullpen for the Mets, and manager Terry Collins says he could be the club’s new closer soon.

  6. Michael Pineda will need more than four weeks to recover from shoulder strain

    May 11, 2014, 8:10 PM EDT

    Michael Pineada

    The Yankees will be without Michael Pineda for a little longer than they expected.

  7. Freddy Galvis suffered a fractured left clavicle at Triple-A

    May 11, 2014, 7:05 PM EDT

    Freddy Galvis

    Freddy Galvis has had a tough 2014. First he got MRSA, then he went 2-for-42, then he broke his clavicle.

  8. The Cubs have joined the 10,000 loss club

    May 11, 2014, 6:00 PM EDT

    Chris Coghlan

    With Sunday’s loss to the Braves, the Cubs joined the Braves and the Phillies in a rather small yet ignominious club.

  9. 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.

  10. 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.

  11. 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.

  12. 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.

  13. 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.

  14. 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.

  15. 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.

  16. 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.

  17. 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.

  18. 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.

  19. 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.

  20. 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.

  21. 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.

  22. 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?

  23. [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.

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

    May 9, 2014, 10:35 PM EDT

    Bruce Bochy AP

    Bruce Bochy channels his inner nerd.

  25. 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.

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