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  1. Athletics to use off-day to readjust starting rotation

    Sep 14, 2014, 11:05 PM EDT

    Sonny Gray

    The Athletics changed up their starting rotation order so that Sonny Gray lines up to pitch the final game of the season on the road against the Rangers.

  2. Jose Abreu ties White Sox rookie record with 35th home run

    Sep 14, 2014, 10:15 PM EDT

    Jose Abreu

    Jose Abreu tied a White Sox rookie record when he hit his 35th home run in the ninth inning of Sunday’s loss to the Twins.

  3. Rafael Soriano making strides, but won’t reclaim closer’s role yet

    Sep 14, 2014, 9:25 PM EDT

    Rafael Soriano

    Rafael Soriano has made some mechanical adjustments but the Nationals aren’t ready to hand him back the closer’s role yet.

  4. Adrian Gonzalez thinks Clayton Kershaw is the NL MVP

    Sep 14, 2014, 8:35 PM EDT

    Adrian Gonzalez

    Adrian Gonzalez thinks anyone who doesn’t think Clayton Kershaw is the NL MVP is an “idiot”. He’s not wrong.

  5. Joaquin Benoit nearing a return to the Padres

    Sep 14, 2014, 7:45 PM EDT

    Joaquin Benoit

    Joaquin Benoit should rejoin the Padres late this week. He threw a side session on Sunday afternoon and will do so again on Tuesday before he gets the go-ahead.

  6. Ned Yost’s bullpen management strikes again

    Sep 14, 2014, 6:55 PM EDT

    Ned Yost

    Royals manager Ned Yost wanted a strikeout, so he brought in Aaron Crow, who has the bullpen’s lowest strikeout rate.

  7. Jonathan Papelbon blows save, gets ejected for making rude gesture at booing crowd

    Sep 14, 2014, 6:05 PM EDT

    Jonathan Papelbon

    Jonathan Papelbon blew a three-run lead in the ninth inning on Sunday and responded to fans’ booing with what appeared to be a rude gesture.

  8. Zack Greinke homers, Dodgers demolish the Giants 17-0 at AT&T Park

    Sep 14, 2014, 12:20 AM EDT

    Los Angeles Dodgers v San Francisco Giants

    The Dodgers scored two touchdowns with the ensuing extra points, and kicked a field goal against the Giants on Saturday night. It was a bloodbath.

  9. Video: Bryce Harper does a terrible, wonderful thing to a Zack Wheeler fastball

    Sep 13, 2014, 11:05 PM EDT

    Bryce Harper, Travis d'Arnaud

    Zack Wheeler threw a fastball to Bryce Harper in the second inning that he’d like to take back, if possible.

  10. Ian Desmond notches a third consecutive 20/20 season

    Sep 13, 2014, 10:20 PM EDT

    Ian Desmond

    On Saturday night, Ian Desmond became the fourth shortstop to have at least three 20/20 seasons in his career.

  11. Anibal Sanchez to long toss Sunday, may throw off mound on Monday

    Sep 13, 2014, 9:30 PM EDT

    Anibal Sanchez AP

    Tigers starter Anibal Sanchez will take the next step towards a potential late-season return. He’ll long toss on Sunday and pitch off of a mound on Monday if things go well.

  12. Dodgers activate Paco Rodriguez from the disabled list

    Sep 13, 2014, 8:37 PM EDT

    Paco Rodriguez

    Reliever Paco Rodriguez rejoins the Dodger bullpen after spending more than a month on the disabled list with a strained teres major muscle.

  13. Danny Duffy hopes to return to Royals’ rotation on Tuesday

    Sep 13, 2014, 7:45 PM EDT

    Danny Duffy

    Danny Duffy will test out his left shoulder with a light bullpen session on Sunday. If all goes well, he hopes to rejoin the Royals’ rotation on Tuesday.

  14. Anthony Rizzo on track to return to the Cubs’ lineup on Monday

    Sep 13, 2014, 6:55 PM EDT

    Anthony Rizzo

    Anthony Rizzo has made progress from his lower back injury and is on track to rejoin the Cubs’ lineup on Monday.

  15. Red Sox expected to promote Rusney Castillo on Tuesday

    Sep 13, 2014, 6:10 PM EDT

    rusney castillo ap

    Rusney Castillo is expected to join the Red Sox on Tuesday after wrapping up the final game of the Governor’s Cup at Triple-A against the Durham Bulls tonight.

  16. Brandon Belt feels “sharp as a tack” after passing concussion tests

    Sep 12, 2014, 11:05 PM EDT

    Brandon Belt

    Brandon Belt feels good after passing concussion tests, though he still may not face pitching in a live game for a little while longer.

  17. Chase Headley cleared to play after being hit in the face by a pitch

    Sep 12, 2014, 10:15 PM EDT

    Chase Headley

    Chase Headley has been cleared to play after being hit in the jaw by a Jake McGee pitch last night.

  18. Dodgers call up Scott Elbert from Triple-A, designate Red Patterson for assignment

    Sep 12, 2014, 9:25 PM EDT

    scott elbert getty

    After two years, Scott Elbert is back in the big leagues with the Dodgers. Red Patterson was designated for assignment.

  19. Ryne Sandberg opines on Giancarlo Stanton injury, says, “Today is a different game”

    Sep 12, 2014, 8:35 PM EDT

    Ryne Sandberg

    Ryne Sandberg suggests that hitters in his era were better suited to avoid getting hit by pitches because it was a part of the game back then.

  20. Marco Gonzales to start on Sunday in place of Michael Wacha

    Sep 12, 2014, 7:45 PM EDT

    michael wacha getty

    Cardinals manager Mike Matheny says Michael Wacha “doesn’t look right”, so Marco Gonzales will start on Sunday against the Rockies instead.

  21. White Sox honor scout who saved car crash victims

    Sep 12, 2014, 6:55 PM EDT

    white sox logo

    A White Sox scout helped free victims of a car crash from their overturned vehicle, and the White Sox honored him for his efforts.

  22. Rays sign Neil Wagner to an uncommon two-year minor league deal

    Sep 12, 2014, 6:05 PM EDT

    Neil Wagner

    Minor league deals are often of the one-year variety, but the Rays signed reliever Neil Wagner to a two-year deal on Friday.

  23. Brandon Belt cleared to resume baseball activities

    Sep 7, 2014, 11:05 PM EDT

    brandon belt giants getty

    Brandon Belt has been cleared to resume baseball activities, but the Giants still don’t know if the first baseman will return before the end of the season.

  24. David Ortiz won’t go on a retirement tour like Derek Jeter and Mariano Rivera

    Sep 7, 2014, 10:15 PM EDT

    David Ortiz

    Retirement tours aren’t for David Ortiz. The 38-year-old slugger doesn’t plan to drag out his remaining time in the big leagues.

  25. The Orioles generously helped David DeJesus with an inside-the-park home run

    Sep 7, 2014, 9:25 PM EDT

    David DeJesus

    David DeJesus was the recipient of a gift inside-the-park home run thanks to two Orioles outfielders in Sunday’s 11-inning loss.

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