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  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

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

    Sep 12, 2014, 9:25 PM EDT

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

  9. 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.

  10. 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.

  11. 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.

  12. 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.

  13. 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.

  14. 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.

  15. 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.

  16. Michael Cuddyer expected to return to the Rockies on Tuesday

    Sep 7, 2014, 8:35 PM EDT

    Michael Cuddyer

    Michael Cuddyer is expected to be activated from the disabled list on Tuesday, and the 35-year-old veteran hopes to finish out the rest of the season healthy.

  17. Rafael Montero to make a spot start for Mets on Wednesday

    Sep 7, 2014, 7:45 PM EDT

    Rafael Montero

    Mets pitching prospect Rafael Montero will make a start on Wednesday, but it won’t be a recurring role.

  18. Video: Gerrit Cole hit a no-doubt home run, the first of his career

    Sep 7, 2014, 6:55 PM EDT

    Gerrit Cole

    Gerrit Cole got the win in Sunday’s start against the Cubs. Oh, and he also hit his first major league home run. All in a day’s work.

  19. Slumping Brewers lose again, fall to third place in NL Central

    Sep 7, 2014, 6:05 PM EDT

    Jonathan Lucroy, Jimmy Nelson

    The Brewers once appeared to be the class of the NL Central, but they fell to third place with a loss against the Cardinals on Sunday afternoon.

  20. Jose Abreu’s 14-game hitting streak comes to an end

    Sep 6, 2014, 11:10 PM EDT

    Jose Abreu

    Jose Abreu was on a tear, but he was stopped in his tracks by the potent arm of Corey Kluber.

  21. Mike Trout is about to become the ninth #2 hitter with 100 RBI

    Sep 6, 2014, 10:25 PM EDT

    mike trout getty swing

    #2 hitters don’t often accrue 100 RBI, but Mike Trout will accomplish the feat soon.

  22. Tony La Russa wants the Diamondbacks to utilize analytics

    Sep 6, 2014, 9:35 PM EDT

    Tony La Russa

    Tony La Russa will attempt to bring the old-school D’Backs into the 21st century with a heavier focus on statistical analysis.

  23. Paul Konerko: “I’ll finish on the field”

    Sep 6, 2014, 8:45 PM EDT

    Paul Konerko

    Paul Konerko is adamant about returning before the end of the season before he hangs up his spikes.

  24. With his 48th double, Jonathan Lucroy has broken the doubles record for catchers

    Sep 6, 2014, 7:56 PM EDT

    Jonathan Lucroy

    Jonathan Lucroy hit his 48th double of the season on Saturday night against the Cardinals, breaking the record for catchers previously held by Ivan Rodriguez.

  25. Athletics halt losing streak, walk off in the ninth against the Astros

    Sep 6, 2014, 7:30 PM EDT

    Jed Lowrie

    The slumping Athletics appeared to be well on their way to another loss, but put together a three-run ninth inning to work off victors against the Astros on Saturday.

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