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  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. [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.

  9. 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.

  10. 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.

  11. 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.

  12. 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.

  13. 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.

  14. 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.

  15. 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.

  16. 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.

  17. Kevin Kouzmanoff to undergo back surgery on Tuesday, will miss 8-12 weeks

    May 2, 2014, 6:05 PM EDT

    Chicago White Sox v Texas Rangers

    Rangers third baseman Kevin Kouzmanoff got off to a hot start as the replacement for Adrian Beltre, but he’ll have to undergo back surgery before rejoining the bench.

  18. Clayton Kershaw will need one more rehab start before rejoining Dodgers

    Apr 27, 2014, 11:55 PM EDT

    Los Angeles Dodgers v Arizona Diamondbacks

    Clayton Kershaw will begrudgingly make one more rehab start before rejoining his teammates in the big leagues.

  19. Plays of the Day: David Lough, Will Venable make outstanding diving catches

    Apr 27, 2014, 11:10 PM EDT

    Baltimore Orioles v Detroit Tigers

    David Lough and Will Venable both made fantastic catches on Sunday.

  20. Clay Hensley retires, ending comeback attempt

    Apr 27, 2014, 10:35 PM EDT

    clay hensley getty

    Clay Hensley, a seven-year MLB veteran, hangs up the spikes.

  21. Manny Machado plays in the field, logs four hits in third rehab game

    Apr 27, 2014, 9:40 PM EDT

    Manny Machado

    Manny Machado has been hitting the heck out of the baseball in three rehab games. The Orioles hope to get him back next weekend.

  22. Inside Ned Yost’s head on odd use of closer Greg Holland

    Apr 27, 2014, 8:45 PM EDT

    Kansas City Royals v Houston Astros

    Ned Yost said he’d never use closer Greg Holland in a tie game on the road again. But he did use Holland to protect a seven-run lead on Sunday.

  23. Angels designate Michael Roth for assignment

    Apr 27, 2014, 8:00 PM EDT

    Michael Roth

    Michael Roth moved through the Angels’ system fairly quickly and now he’s been moved out just as quickly.

  24. Robinson Cano on Seattle: “It’s more relaxed”, “not as intense as New York”

    Apr 27, 2014, 7:50 PM EDT

    Robinson Cano

    Although the Mariners have struggled, second baseman Robinson Cano is enjoying playing in Seattle compared to New York.

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