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  1. 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.

  2. White Sox honor scout who saved car crash victims

    Sep 12, 2014, 6:55 PM EDT

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    A White Sox scout helped free victims of a car crash from their overturned vehicle, and the White Sox honored him for his efforts.

  3. 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.

  4. Brandon Belt cleared to resume baseball activities

    Sep 7, 2014, 11:05 PM EDT

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    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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. 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.

  11. 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.

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

    Sep 6, 2014, 10:25 PM EDT

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

  13. 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.

  14. 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.

  15. 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.

  16. 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.

  17. Bryan Price would like Joey Votto to play before the end of the season

    Sep 6, 2014, 7:05 PM EDT

    Joey Votto Getty

    If Joey Votto is healthy enough to return before the end of the season, Reds manager Bryan Price would like to see his first baseman back in the lineup.

  18. Rangers officially shut Yu Darvish down for the season

    Sep 6, 2014, 6:10 PM EDT

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    If you want to see Yu Darvish pitch, you’ll have to wait until 2015.

  19. Melky Cabrera wants to play for the Blue Jays in 2015

    Sep 6, 2014, 5:20 PM EDT

    Melky Cabrera

    Melky Cabrera’s 2014 season is over as he’ll need surgery to repair his broken pinkie finger. He says he wants to return to the Blue Jays next season.

  20. Danny Duffy exits Saturday’s start after throwing one pitch

    Sep 6, 2014, 4:26 PM EDT

    Danny Duffy

    The Royals saw something they certainly did not want to see at this point in the season: Danny Duffy walking off the mound with an injury.

  21. Sean Doolittle successfully threw a 20-pitch bullpen

    Sep 6, 2014, 4:20 PM EDT

    Sean Doolittle

    Sean Doolittle threw a 20-pitch bullpen on Saturday morning and will travel with the Athletics to Chicago on Monday, which may indicate he could be activated during the week.

  22. Matt Harvey to be shut down soon, will have a normal off-season

    Sep 6, 2014, 3:30 PM EDT

    Matt Harvey AP

    Matt Harvey has been throwing bullpens, but the Mets intend to shut him down soon and have him begin a normal off-season. Harvey will attempt to return to the Mets’ rotation for the start of the 2015 regular season.

  23. Note to base runners: Do not run on Jorge Soler’s arm

    Sep 6, 2014, 2:40 PM EDT

    Jorge Soler

    Jorge Soler made an incredible throw to second base to retire the speedy Jose Tabata in Friday’s suspended game against the Cubs.

  24. Rafael Soriano will take a couple days off to work on his mechanics

    Sep 6, 2014, 1:50 PM EDT

    Rafael Soriano

    The Nationals aren’t making any rash decisions with the closer’s role, opting to give Rafael Soriano a couple days off to work on his mechanics.

  25. Mo’ne Davis showed off her arm on The Tonight Show

    Sep 6, 2014, 1:05 PM EDT

    Mo'ne Davis

    Mo’ne Davis was on the Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon last night, showing off the arm that brought the Taney Dragons into the Little League World Series.

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