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  1. Corey Hart exits game against the Twins after straining his left hamstring

    May 18, 2014, 4:35 PM EDT

    Seattle Mariners v Oakland Athletics - Game One

    Corey Hart, seemingly perpetually injured, suffered an injury on Sunday against the Twins.

  2. Athletics pick up Jeff Francis off of waivers from the Reds

    May 18, 2014, 3:55 PM EDT

    San Diego Padres v Cincinnati Reds - Game Two

    Jeff Francis, designated for assignment by the Reds on Friday, has been picked up off of waivers by the Athletics.

  3. Athletics could lose Triple-A affiliate in Sacramento to the Giants

    May 18, 2014, 3:15 PM EDT

    Athletics logo

    Giddyup, there could be minor league affiliate drama between the Athletics and GIants.

  4. Bob Ryan asks if the average fan cares about baseball stats

    May 18, 2014, 2:20 PM EDT

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    A sportswriter wrote an anti-stats screed. It went about as one would expect.

  5. Tigers activate Anibal Sanchez from the disabled list

    May 18, 2014, 1:50 PM EDT

    Detroit Tigers v Minnesota Twins

    The Tigers got a key starter back on Sunday as they activated Anibal Sanchez from the disabled list.

  6. Reds activate Tony Cingrani from 15-day disabled list to make Sunday’s start

    May 18, 2014, 1:25 PM EDT

    Tony Cingrani

    The Reds, ravaged by injuries, got a key starter back on Sunday afternoon.

  7. White Sox activate Adam Eaton from DL, place Jose Abreu on DL

    May 18, 2014, 12:23 PM EDT

    Jose Abreu

    The White Sox got Adam Eaton back from a hamstring injury but lost Jose Abreu to an ankle injury.

  8. Yankees likely won’t get CC Sabathia back when he is eligible on May 26

    May 17, 2014, 11:55 PM EDT

    New York Yankees v Milwaukee Brewers

    The Yankees may have to wait longer than expected to get CC Sabathia back from his knee injury.

  9. Cole Hamels picks up 100th career victory against the Reds

    May 17, 2014, 11:10 PM EDT

    Cole Hamels

    Cole Hamels achieved a milestone in Saturday’s victory over the Reds, picking up his 100th career win.

  10. J.P. Arencibia: “I was the villain” of the Blue Jays

    May 17, 2014, 10:05 PM EDT

    J.P. Arencibia

    J.P. Arencibia has a wee bit of a persecution complex with the Toronto media.

  11. Scott Kazmir ejected in the second inning for correctly questioning umpire Jerry Lane’s judgment

    May 17, 2014, 9:05 PM EDT

    Bob Melvin, Jerry Layne, Scott Kazmir

    Umpire Jerry Layne let his pride get in the way of an otherwise good ballgame.

  12. Play of the Day: Juan Lagares robs Jayson Werth of a home run

    May 17, 2014, 8:10 PM EDT

    New York Mets v Colorado Rockies

    Juan Lagares showed the Mets why he should be the team’s everyday center fielder on Saturday afternoon.

  13. Prince Fielder’s consecutive games streak will end at 547

    May 17, 2014, 7:05 PM EDT

    Boston Red Sox v Texas Rangers

    In life, you can count on death, taxes, and Prince Fielder being in the lineup. That is, until Saturday night.

  14. Indians could get Jason Giambi back on Tuesday

    May 17, 2014, 6:00 PM EDT

    Jason Giambi

    The Indians could get Jason Giambi back on Tuesday.

  15. Phillies shut down Jonathan Pettibone at Triple-A due to more shoulder problems

    May 16, 2014, 11:45 PM EDT

    Jonathan Pettibone

    Shoulder issues sideline Jonathan Pettibone yet again.

  16. Hyun-Jin Ryu could return to the Dodgers soon

    May 16, 2014, 11:10 PM EDT

    Hyun-Jin Ryu

    Dodgers starter Hyun-Jin Ryu threw a simulated game on Friday afternoon, which went well. The lefty is close to making a return to the Dodgers.

  17. David Aardsma declines to exercise opt-out clause with Cardinals

    May 16, 2014, 10:40 PM EDT

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    David Aardsma did not exercise his opt-out clause, choosing instead to stay with Triple-A Memphis.

  18. Tigers not impressed with Joel Hanrahan’s latest bullpen session

    May 16, 2014, 9:55 PM EDT

    Joel Hanrahan

    The Tigers cut short reliever Joel Hanrahan’s bullpen session and will have him go back to long-tossing.

  19. Chad Qualls will be the Astros’ full-time closer

    May 16, 2014, 9:10 PM EDT

    Houston Astros v Detroit Tigers

    Astros manager Bo Porter says that Chad Qualls will be the club’s full-time closer going forward.

  20. Orioles sign Heath Bell to a minor league deal

    May 16, 2014, 8:30 PM EDT

    Tampa Bay Rays v New York Yankees

    Heath Bell, recently released by the Rays, will stay in the AL East now that he signed a minor league deal with the Orioles.

  21. Rays sign Jayson Nix to a minor league deal

    May 16, 2014, 7:45 PM EDT

    Philadelphia Phillies v Toronto Blue Jays

    Recently cut by the Phillies, Jayson Nix signed with the Rays on a minor league deal.

  22. Is Coors Field creating a competitive disadvantage for the Rockies?

    May 16, 2014, 6:55 PM EDT

    Coors Field

    A Rockies blogger does the research and concludes that the team may be operating at a competitive disadvantage due to their home ballpark.

  23. Reds activate Devin Mesoraco from DL, designate Jeff Francis for assignment

    May 16, 2014, 6:05 PM EDT

    San Diego Padres v Cincinnati Reds - Game Two

    Devin Mesoraco in, Jeff Francis out, and Nick Christiani down. The Reds made a handful of roster moves prior to Friday night’s series opener against the Phillies.

  24. Kyle Farnsworth released by the Mets

    May 14, 2014, 11:15 PM EDT

    New York Mets v Miami Marlins

    The Mets’ bullpen has been in a constant state of flux and it continued Wednesday night when they released Kyle Farnsworth.

  25. Phillies hurler Miguel Alfredo Gonzalez to begin rehab assignment on Thursday

    May 14, 2014, 11:05 PM EDT

    Miguel Alfredo Gonzalez AP

    The Phillies signed Cuban pitcher Miguel Alfredo Gonzalez to a three-year, $12 million deal last August and haven’t gotten much out of it. They could start to if Gonzalez’s rehab, which starts Thursday, goes swimmingly.

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