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  1. Nick Swisher targeting Thursday to return to the Indians

    Jun 8, 2014, 5:15 PM EST

    Oakland Athletics v Cleveland Indians

    If everything goes swimmingly in two rehab games with Double-A Akron, Nick Swisher could rejoin the Indians on Thursday in time for a four-game set with the Red Sox.

  2. Rangers promote hot-hitting Joey Gallo to Double-A Frisco

    Jun 8, 2014, 4:20 PM EST

    Joey Gallo, Guilder Rodriguez

    Joey Gallo has been swinging a hot bat through the first two-plus months of the season. The Rangers just promoted him to Double-A Frisco.

  3. Mat Latos could rejoin the Reds’ rotation this week

    Jun 8, 2014, 3:25 PM EST

    Mat Latos

    The Reds could get Mat Latos back later this week if all goes well in Monday’s rehab start with Triple-A Louisville.

  4. Ryne Sandberg is still upset about a ruling at home plate on Saturday against the Reds

    Jun 8, 2014, 2:30 PM EST

    Devin Mesoraco, Marlon Byrd

    Ryne Sandberg doesn’t know what to make of the home plate rules after different umpires have interpreted the rules differently over the course of the season.

  5. Orioles activate Tommy Hunter from the DL, option Evan Meek to Triple-A

    Jun 8, 2014, 1:35 PM EST

    Tommy Hunter

    Tommy Hunter is back with the Orioles after a stint on the disabled list battling a strained groin.

  6. Mitch Moreland will undergo ankle surgery, out for three months

    Jun 8, 2014, 1:20 PM EST

    Boston Red Sox v Texas Rangers

    The Rangers can’t catch a break. The day the Kendrys Morales deal with the Twins is finalized, they learn Mitch Moreland will miss three months due to ankle surgery.

  7. Pirates adjust rotation after placing Gerrit Cole on 15-day disabled list

    Jun 8, 2014, 12:25 PM EST

    Gerrit Cole

    With Gerrit Cole ailing, the Pirates called up Jeff Locke to start on Sunday and moved Charlie Morton back a day to start in Cole’s place on Monday.

  8. Twins designate Jason Kubel for assignment to make room for Kendrys Morales

    Jun 8, 2014, 11:30 AM EST

    Minnesota Twins v San Francisco Giants

    In order to make room for Kendrys Morales on the roster, the Twins designated Jason Kubel for assignment.

  9. Astros, first round pick Brady Aiken agree to $6.5 million bonus

    Jun 7, 2014, 11:05 PM EST

    Brady Aiken MLB Network

    Brady Aiken, the Astros’ first round pick taken first overall, will get a $6.5 million bonus.

  10. Phillies place Mike Adams on disabled list, call up Ken Giles

    Jun 7, 2014, 10:10 PM EST

    Philadelphia Phillies v Miami Marlins

    Phillies fans will get a glimpse at a potential future piece of the bullpen when Ken Giles is called up to replace the injured Mike Adams.

  11. Paul Daugherty wants Joey Votto to play hurt

    Jun 7, 2014, 9:15 PM EST

    San Diego Padres v Cincinnati Reds - Game Two

    The Cincinnati Enquirer’s Paul Daugherty went after Joey Votto again.

  12. Padres activate Andrew Cashner from the disabled list

    Jun 7, 2014, 8:20 PM EST

    Andrew Cashner

    Andrew Cashner spent more than four weeks on the disabled list but will finally make his return in time for tonight’s start against the Nationals.

  13. Angels sign Joel Pineiro to a minor league deal

    Jun 7, 2014, 7:25 PM EST

    Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim v San Diego Padres

    Joel Pineiro has hopped from the Cubs to the Angels on a minor league deal.

  14. Terry Francona wants John Axford back in the closer’s role eventually

    Jun 7, 2014, 6:30 PM EST

    John Axford

    The Indians’ closer-by-committee has been working well, but manager Terry Francona wants John Axford to take over the closer’s role eventually.

  15. The Padres drafted Johnny Manziel

    Jun 7, 2014, 5:35 PM EST

    Cleveland Browns Rookie Minicamp

    Johnny Football is now a member of the San Diego Padres. No, seriously.

  16. Chad Billingsley will start rehab assignment on Sunday

    Jun 7, 2014, 4:40 PM EST

    San Diego Padres v Los Angeles Dodgers

    Chad Billingsley, who underwent Tommy John surgery in April 2013, will take another step towards returning to the Dodgers on Sunday when he begins a rehab assignment.

  17. ???????????? is starting at shortstop for the Tigers tonight, apparently

    Jun 7, 2014, 3:47 PM EST

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    The Tigers don’t yet know who’s playing shortstop tonight against the Red Sox.

  18. Report: Twins, Kendrys Morales agree to a deal

    Jun 7, 2014, 3:05 PM EST

    Kendrys Morales

    Kendrys Morales has finally found a home. It’s in Minnesota.

  19. Joey Votto to begin rehab assignment on Sunday

    Jun 7, 2014, 2:35 PM EST

    Colorado Rockies v Cincinnati Reds

    Reds first baseman Joey Votto will begin a rehab assignment with Triple-A Louisville on Sunday.

  20. Rays designate reliever Josh Lueke for assignment, recall Kirby Yates

    Jun 7, 2014, 1:45 PM EST

    Josh Lueke

    The Rays designated the troublesome Josh Lueke for assignment on Saturday and recalled Kirby Yates from Triple-A Durham.

  21. Padres place Jedd Gyorko on 15-day disabled list with plantar fasciitis

    Jun 6, 2014, 11:05 PM EST

    jedd gyorko getty

    Jedd Gyorko has not enjoyed his 2014 season. The Padres have placed him on the 15-day disabled list with plantar fasciitis.

  22. Rangers reportedly interested in Kendrys Morales, too

    Jun 6, 2014, 10:25 PM EST

    Kendrys Morales

    Kendrys Morales can add another suitor to the list now that he is no longer attached to draft pick compensation.

  23. The Cardinals turned a triple play against the Blue Jays

    Jun 6, 2014, 9:33 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

    Triple plays are fun. The Cardinals turned one on Friday night against the Blue Jays.

  24. Phillies outright problematic Tyson Gillies from 40-man roster

    Jun 6, 2014, 9:30 PM EST

    XM All-Star Futures Game

    The Phillies once sold Tyson Gillies as the center fielder of the future. On Friday, they outrighted him from the 40-man roster.

  25. The benches cleared between the Orioles and A’s after a tag play

    Jun 6, 2014, 8:50 PM EST

    Manny Machado

    The Orioles and Athletics weren’t getting along well on Friday after Josh Donaldson tagged out Manny Machado.

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