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  1. Mark Trumbo ties D-Backs record after homering in fourth consecutive game

    Apr 6, 2014, 6:55 PM EDT

    San Francisco Giants v Arizona Diamondbacks

    Mark Trumbo has started off his D-Backs career in fashion.

  2. Derek Jeter passes Paul Molitor to move into eighth on all-time hit list

    Apr 6, 2014, 6:05 PM EDT

    derek jeter getty

    Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter is already a Hall of Famer, but he still has some business with the record books to take care of before his time is up.

  3. Ryan Zimmerman has been having trouble with his throwing mechanics

    Apr 5, 2014, 11:30 PM EDT

    ryan zimmerman getty

    Adam Kilgore of the Washington Post explores Nationals third baseman Ryan Zimmerman’s issues with throwing.

  4. Michael Pineda makes a strong impression in Yankees debut

    Apr 5, 2014, 11:05 PM EDT

    pineda getty

    Michael Pineda made his long-awaited Yankees debut on Saturday and walked away looking quite good.

  5. Yasiel Puig injured his thumb diving head-first into first base

    Apr 5, 2014, 10:25 PM EDT

    San Francisco Giants v Los Angeles Dodgers

    Yasiel Puig hasn’t had an easy start to the 2014 season.

  6. Quote of the Day: Jonathan Papelbon expounds on the highs and lows of closing

    Apr 5, 2014, 9:20 PM EDT

    Chicago White Sox v Philadelphia Phillies

    Jonathan Papelbon was asked to talk about closing and he didn’t disappoint, as usual.

  7. With victory over the Indians, Ron Gardenhire joins the 1,000-win club

    Apr 5, 2014, 8:15 PM EDT

    Ron Gardenhire

    The Twins haven’t had a whole lot to celebrate recently, but Ron Gardenhire gave them a reason on Saturday.

  8. Jurickson Profar participated in fielding drills at second base

    Apr 5, 2014, 7:10 PM EDT

    Jurickson Profar

    The Rangers’ top prospect begins his long road back to a clean bill of health.

  9. Cory Gearrin may undergo Tommy John surgery with partial ligament tear in right elbow

    Apr 5, 2014, 6:05 PM EDT

    Cory Gearrin Getty

    The Braves have been sending a lot of pitchers to the operating table. What’s one more?

  10. Josh Beckett leaves rehab start with injury

    Apr 4, 2014, 11:47 PM EDT

    Josh Beckett

    Josh Beckett injured again. In other news, grass is green.

  11. Blue Jays designate Jeremy Jeffress for assignment

    Apr 4, 2014, 11:40 PM EDT

    Jeremy Jeffress Getty

    The Blue Jays designated pitcher Jeremy Jeffress for assignment late on Friday.

  12. Giancarlo Stanton hit a 484-foot home run against the Padres

    Apr 4, 2014, 11:10 PM EDT

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    Giancarlo Stanton did what he does best against the Padres on Friday night.

  13. Paul Goldschmidt extends hitting streak to 26 games

    Apr 4, 2014, 10:35 PM EDT

    Paul Goldschmidt

    D-Backs first baseman Paul Goldschmidt is nearly halfway to what is arguably baseball’s most unbreakable record.

  14. Joe Saunders exits early with bruised left ankle; Rangers remain snakebitten

    Apr 4, 2014, 9:49 PM EDT

    Texas Rangers v Tampa Bay Rays

    The Rangers saw another pitcher succumb to an injury.

  15. Mark Teixeira suffers strained right hamstring

    Apr 4, 2014, 9:37 PM EDT

    Mark Teixeira

    Mark Teixeira suffered yet another injury.

  16. Charlie Blackmon ties Rockies record with six hits against the D-Backs

    Apr 4, 2014, 9:25 PM EDT

    Arizona Diamondbacks v Colorado Rockies

    Charlie Blackmon tied a Rockies franchise record with six hits against the Diamondbacks on Friday.

  17. Five Blue Jays players were willing to defer salary to help bring Ervin Santana to Toronto

    Apr 4, 2014, 9:00 PM EDT

    Atlanta Braves v New York Mets

    Five Blue Jays players were willing to sacrifice salary to help bring in one of the top free agent pitchers.

  18. Diamondbacks claim Roger Kieschnick off waivers from the Giants

    Apr 4, 2014, 8:10 PM EDT

    San Francisco Giants Photo Day

    The Diamondbacks claimed an outfielder from a division rival on waivers.

  19. Nationals payroll “beyond topped out”

    Apr 4, 2014, 7:35 PM EDT

    Bryce Harper AP

    The Nationals’ payroll is at its limit, sitting close to $140 million, according to Nationals principal owner Mark Lerner.

  20. Cubs prospect Jorge Soler placed on seven-day minor league disabled list

    Apr 4, 2014, 6:55 PM EDT

    Jorge Soler

    Cubs prospect Jorge Soler went on the seven-day DL with a hamstring injury.

  21. Mariners designate Hector Noesi for assignment

    Apr 4, 2014, 6:05 PM EDT

    Seattle Mariners v Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim

    The Mariners designated for assignment one of the pieces of the Michael Pineda trade.

  22. Will Middlebrooks hopes new contact lenses are the key to success in 2014

    Mar 30, 2014, 11:15 PM EDT

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    Will Middlebrooks was a consensus top-100 prospect going into the 2012 season and he did not disappoint, blasting 15 home runs with an .835 OPS in 286 plate appearances in the big leagues. He wasn’t nearly as good last season, slashing .227/.271/.425. As it turns out, Middlebrooks’ deteriorating vision might have been at least partially…

  23. Indians sign George Kottaras to a minor league deal

    Mar 30, 2014, 10:40 PM EDT

    george kottaras royals

    Jon Heyman of CBS Sports is reporting that the Indians have signed catcher George Kottaras to a minor league deal. He adds that there is a “seemingly good chance” for him to join the big league club soon. At the moment, third baseman Carlos Santana is the back-up to Yan Gomes behind the plate in…

  24. Josh Beckett beats out Paul Maholm for fifth spot in Dodgers’ rotation

    Mar 30, 2014, 10:25 PM EDT

    Josh Beckett AP

    The Dodgers signed lefty Paul Maholm to a one-year, $1.5 million deal in February, but they have no room for him in the starting rotation. Steve Dilbeck of the L.A. Times reports that the Dodgers have awarded that spot to right-hander Josh Beckett. Neither Maholm nor Beckett pitched much during the spring and neither had…

  25. GM Jeff Luhnow says Astros “likely to keep” veterans at trade deadline

    Mar 30, 2014, 9:20 PM EDT

    Jeff Luhnow

    That the Astros are in rebuild mode is no secret. In the past, they had been pawning off veteran players in an effort to usher in a youth movement, but GM Jeff Luhnow says the Astros aren’t likely to be sellers at this year’s trade deadline. Jesse Crain and Jerome Williams are eligible to become free…

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