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

    May 17, 2014, 9:05 PM EST

    Bob Melvin, Jerry Layne, Scott Kazmir

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

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

    May 17, 2014, 8:10 PM EST

    New York Mets v Colorado Rockies

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

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

    May 17, 2014, 7:05 PM EST

    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.

  4. Indians could get Jason Giambi back on Tuesday

    May 17, 2014, 6:00 PM EST

    Jason Giambi

    The Indians could get Jason Giambi back on Tuesday.

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

    May 16, 2014, 11:45 PM EST

    Jonathan Pettibone

    Shoulder issues sideline Jonathan Pettibone yet again.

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

    May 16, 2014, 11:10 PM EST

    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.

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

    May 16, 2014, 10:40 PM EST

    david aardsma getty

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

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

    May 16, 2014, 9:55 PM EST

    Joel Hanrahan

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

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

    May 16, 2014, 9:10 PM EST

    Houston Astros v Detroit Tigers

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

  10. Orioles sign Heath Bell to a minor league deal

    May 16, 2014, 8:30 PM EST

    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.

  11. Rays sign Jayson Nix to a minor league deal

    May 16, 2014, 7:45 PM EST

    Philadelphia Phillies v Toronto Blue Jays

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

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

    May 16, 2014, 6:55 PM EST

    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.

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

    May 16, 2014, 6:05 PM EST

    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.

  14. Kyle Farnsworth released by the Mets

    May 14, 2014, 11:15 PM EST

    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.

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

    May 14, 2014, 11:05 PM EST

    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.

  16. Brian Cashman: CC Sabathia dealing with “degenerative changes” in his right knee

    May 14, 2014, 10:15 PM EST

    CC Sabathia

    Yankees starter C.C. Sabathia is facing a degenerative issue with his knee, according to GM Brian Cashman.

  17. Pirates closer Jason Grilli deems himself “ready” to return

    May 14, 2014, 9:30 PM EST

    Pittsburgh Pirates v Chicago Cubs

    Jason Grilli threw 24 pitches in a simulated game Wednesday afternoon, but thinks he’s ready to make a return to the Pirates.

  18. Mets could place Travis d’Arnaud on seven-day concussion DL

    May 14, 2014, 8:45 PM EST

    New York Mets v Colorado Rockies

    Mets catcher Travis d’Arnaud received the bunt of Alfonso Soriano’s backswing and may need some time on the seven-day concussion DL to recuperate.

  19. Ben Zobrist dislocated his thumb sliding into second base

    May 14, 2014, 8:00 PM EST

    New York Yankees v Tampa Bay Rays

    Ben Zobrist dislocated his left thumb sliding into second base on Wednesday afternoon.

  20. Rangers receive some grim news on Martin Perez and Matt Harrison

    May 14, 2014, 7:15 PM EST

    Matt Harrison

    The Rangers received a salvo of bad news on Wednesday involving pitchers Martin Perez and Matt Harrison.

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

    May 14, 2014, 6:30 PM EST

    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.

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

    May 14, 2014, 6:05 PM EST

    Jaime Garcia

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

  23. Mike Moustakas could be demoted on Tuesday

    May 11, 2014, 11:25 PM EST

    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.

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

    May 11, 2014, 10:20 PM EST

    Tampa Bay Rays v New York Yankees

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

  25. Jeurys Familia could be the Mets’ new closer

    May 11, 2014, 9:15 PM EST

    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.

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