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  1. Pirates sign Rafael Perez to a minor league deal

    Jul 12, 2014, 6:25 PM EST

    Rafael Perez Getty

    The Pirates added some relief depth, signing Rafael Perez to a minor league deal on Saturday.

  2. Ian Kinsler replaces teammate Victor Martinez on the AL All-Star Roster

    Jul 11, 2014, 11:05 PM EST

    Ian Kinsler

    The AL Roster swaps one injured Tiger for a healthy one. Ian Kinsler will replace Victor Martinez.

  3. Pirates don’t plan to activate Gerrit Cole from the DL when eligible

    Jul 11, 2014, 10:35 PM EST

    Gerrit Cole

    Pirates manager Clint Hurdle doesn’t expect Gerrit Cole to return to the club shortly after the All-Star break.

  4. Miguel Montero to replace Yadier Molina on the NL All-Star roster

    Jul 11, 2014, 9:50 PM EST

    Miguel Montero

    Brewers catcher Jonathan Lucroy will start for the NL All-Stars after all. Miguel Montero makes the roster, taking the place of the injured Yadier Molina.

  5. Giants activate Marco Scutaro from DL, designate Brandon Hicks for assignment

    Jul 11, 2014, 9:09 PM EST

    Marco Scutaro

    Marco Scutaro could make his 2014 debut on Friday night off of the bench. He will be inserted into the starting lineup on Saturday.

  6. Diamondbacks activate Mark Trumbo from the 15-day disabled list

    Jul 11, 2014, 8:45 PM EST

    Mark Trumbo

    Mark Trumbo has returned to the Diamondbacks a little sooner than anticipated.

  7. Mariners call up Justin Smoak, place Michael Saunders on the disabled list

    Jul 11, 2014, 7:50 PM EST

    Justin Smoak

    Michael Saunders is out with a strained oblique, and Justin Smoak is back in the major leagues after a stint at Triple-A.

  8. Rockies activate Carlos Gonzalez from the 15-day disabled list

    Jul 11, 2014, 6:55 PM EST

    Milwaukee Brewers v Colorado Rockies

    More than a month after going on the disabled list with a left finger injury, Carlos Gonzalez returns to the Rockies lineup for Friday’s game against the Twins.

  9. The Mets’ Single-A affiliate is trading season tickets for LeBron James Heat jerseys

    Jul 11, 2014, 6:05 PM EST

    Los Angeles Lakers v Miami Heat

    The Mets’ Single-A affiliate, located in St. Lucie, Florida, knows just what to do with the LeBron James jerseys Heat fans no longer want.

  10. Red Sox expected to call up Rubby De La Rosa to start on Wednesday

    Jul 6, 2014, 11:05 PM EST

    Rubby De La Rosa

    Rubby De La Rosa is expected to return to the big leagues to make a start for the Red Sox on Wednesday, when they will take on the White Sox.

  11. Two Mets minor leaguers were arrested on Friday

    Jul 6, 2014, 10:35 PM EST

    mets logo

    Two Mets minor leaguers were arrested for drag racing in Kingsport, Tennessee on Friday.

  12. Play of the Day: Mike Morin catches a deflected pop-up for the out

    Jul 6, 2014, 9:45 PM EST

    Mike Morin

    Mike Morin and Hank Conger did a reenactment of sorts of the famous Pete Rose/Bob Boone play from the 1980 World Series.

  13. Retirement now a consideration for Alfonso Soriano

    Jul 6, 2014, 9:00 PM EST

    Alfonso Soriano

    Alfonso Soriano, now 38 years old, may consider retirement after being designated for assignment by the Yankees on Sunday.

  14. Chris Sale, Anthony Rizzo among those on the All-Star Game Final Vote list

    Jul 6, 2014, 8:07 PM EST

    Chris Sale

    Two of ten snubbed players are on the Final Vote list. Fans can help vote them onto the roster until 4 PM ET on Thursday.

  15. The 2014 All-Star rosters have been announced

    Jul 6, 2014, 7:51 PM EST

    Jose Bautista

    Find out who’s on the roster for each league in the All-Star Game at Target Field in Minnesota on July 15.

  16. Jeff Samardzija impresses in debut with the Athletics

    Jul 6, 2014, 7:30 PM EST

    Jeff Samardzija

    Jeff Samardzija pitched well and got a win — only his third of the season — in his debut with the Athletics.

  17. Jose Bautista calls MLB’s replay system “a joke”

    Jul 6, 2014, 6:55 PM EST

    Melky Cabrera

    The umpires appeared to miss a call on Saturday night when the Blue Jays took on the Athletics, and they appeared to compound the problem by upholding their incorrect call after replay review. Jose Bautista wasn’t happy about it.

  18. Report: Joey Votto likely headed to the DL with a quad strain

    Jul 6, 2014, 6:05 PM EST

    Joey Votto

    The Reds may have to live without Joey Votto for at least a couple weeks as the first baseman may be headed back to the 15-day disabled list with a strained left quad.

  19. Pirates claim Dean Anna off waivers

    Jul 5, 2014, 11:55 PM EST

    New York Yankees v Toronto Blue Jays

    The Pirates added some minor league infield depth, claiming Dean Anna off of waivers from the Yankees on Saturday.

  20. Blue Jays claim Cole Gillespie off waivers

    Jul 5, 2014, 11:30 PM EST

    Cole Gillespie

    The Blue Jays made a slight change in reserve outfield depth, picking up Cole Gillespie off of waivers from the Mariners and designating Kenny Wilson for assignment.

  21. Diamondbacks sign Kameron Loe to a minor league deal

    Jul 5, 2014, 11:00 PM EST

    Atlanta Braves v New York Mets

    The Braves signed a familiar face on Saturday, agreeing to a minor league deal with reliever Kameron Loe.

  22. Edwin Encarnacion had to be helped off the field due to a leg injury

    Jul 5, 2014, 10:32 PM EST

    Edwin Encarnacion

    Edwin Encarnacion was in considerable pain after beating out a ground ball double play to score a run. The Blue Jays are referring to it as right quadriceps soreness.

  23. Justin Verlander thinks the Tigers influenced the Athletics’ recent pitching acquisitions

    Jul 5, 2014, 10:00 PM EST

    Detroit Tigers' Verlander reacts after leaving the game against Texas Rangers in their MLB American League baseball game in Arlington

    The Tigers — Justin Verlander specifically — have booted the Athletics out of the ALDS in each of the last two seasons in heart-breaking Game Fives. That’s why Verlander thinks that the A’s had them in mind when they acquired Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel from the Cubs on Friday.

  24. Athletics option Tommy Milone to Triple-A Sacramento

    Jul 5, 2014, 9:25 PM EST

    Tommy Milone

    The A’s did a bit of roster maneuvering in the wake of Friday’s Jeff Samardzija/Jason Hammel trade.

  25. Play of the Day: Yasiel Puig recovers from misjudging a fly ball

    Jul 5, 2014, 8:50 PM EST

    Yasiel Puig

    Yoenis Cespedes and Yasiel Puig are your current leaders in turning a poor play into an amazing play (1).

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