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  1. Alex Rodriguez’s next milestone: 3,000 career hits

    May 7, 2015, 11:08 PM EDT

    New York Yankees designated hitter Alex Rodriguez pumps his fist as he runs the bases after breaking Willie Mays' record on the all-time home run list after hitting his 661st home run in the third inning of a baseball game against the Baltimore Orioles at Yankee Stadium in New York, Thursday, May 7, 2015.  (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

    Alex Rodriguez is just 38 hits away from joining the 3,000 club.

  2. Hunter Pence likely to begin minor league rehab assignment Friday

    May 7, 2015, 11:01 PM EDT

    Hunter Pence Getty

    Pence suffered a fractured left forearm early on in spring training, but he’s nearing his return to the Giants.

  3. Report: Indians to sign Carlos Marmol to a minor league contract

    May 7, 2015, 9:40 PM EDT

    MIAMI, FL - MAY 02: Carlos Marmol #49 of the Miami Marlins delivers a pitch during the eighth inning of the game Los Angeles Dodgers at Marlins Park on May 02, 2014 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Rob Foldy/Getty Images)

    Marmol had a brief stint with the Marlins last season and posted an ugly 8.10 ERA and 14/10 K/BB ratio in 13 1/3 innings.

  4. Alex Rodriguez hits 661st career home run, passes Willie Mays for fourth on all-time list

    May 7, 2015, 8:21 PM EDT

    NEW YORK, NY - MAY 07:  Alex Rodriguez #13 of the New York Yankees waves to the crowd after hitting his 661st home run against Chris Tillman #30 of the Baltimore Orioles in the third inning during their game at Yankee Stadium on May 7, 2015 in New York City. Rodriguez passed Willy Mays for fourth most home runs in Major League Baseball.  (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

    Alex Rodriguez now stands alone in fourth place on baseball’s all-time home run list.

  5. Orioles place infielder Everth Cabrera on disabled list with foot contusion

    May 7, 2015, 8:05 PM EDT

    BALTIMORE, MD - APRIL 29:  Everth Cabrera #1 of the Baltimore Orioles fields the ball against the Chicago White Sox at Oriole Park at Camden Yards on April 29, 2015 in Baltimore, Maryland. The game was closed to the public due to the social unrest in Baltimore.  (Photo by G Fiume/Getty Images)

    Cabrera suffered the injury when he was hit in the foot by a pitch last night against the Mets.

  6. Video: Mets pitching prospect Noah Syndergaard launches a monster home run

    May 7, 2015, 7:52 PM EDT

    PORT ST. LUCIE, FL - MARCH 06: Noah Syndergaard #34 of the New York Mets pitches during the game against the Detroit Tigers at Tradition Field on March 6, 2015 in Port St. Lucie, Florida.  (Photo by Rob Foldy/Getty Images)

    Oh, and he also pitched a pretty good game too.

  7. Evan Longoria scratched from lineup with flu-like symptoms

    May 7, 2015, 7:05 PM EDT

    Tampa Bay Rays' Evan Longoria hits a single during the fourth inning of a baseball game against the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park in Boston, Tuesday, May 5, 2015. It was Longoria's 1000th career hit. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

    Longoria has the longest active games started and games played streaks in MLB.

  8. Adam Ottavino undergoes Tommy John surgery

    May 7, 2015, 6:28 PM EDT

    Adam Ottavino

    Ottavino’s season is over and he figures to be sidelined through the early part of 2016.

  9. Rangers snap Astros’ 10-game winning streak

    May 4, 2015, 11:25 PM EDT

    Delino DeShields Jr.;Hank Conger

    The Astros hadn’t lost a game since April 22.

  10. UPDATE: Hanley Ramirez exits game with a left shoulder sprain

    May 4, 2015, 10:43 PM EDT

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    Ramirez suffered the injury when he ran into the wall along the left-field line while attempting to make a catch.

  11. UPDATE: Anthony Rendon diagnosed with oblique strain

    May 4, 2015, 10:13 PM EDT

    anthony rendon getty

    Anthony Rendon’s long road back from a left knee sprain has hit a roadblock due to an oblique strain.

  12. Jeff Karstens announces his retirement

    May 4, 2015, 10:05 PM EDT

    Pittsburgh Pirates v New York Mets

    Jeff Karstens hasn’t appeared in the majors since 2012 due to injury and today he took to Instagram to announce his retirement from baseball.

  13. Mariners place Austin Jackson on disabled list with a right ankle sprain

    May 4, 2015, 9:03 PM EDT

    austin jackson ap

    Jackson sprained his ankle during Sunday’s game and will require an extended absence.

  14. Blue Jays hitting coach Brook Jacoby suspended 14 games for conduct toward umpiring crew

    May 4, 2015, 7:34 PM EDT

    Tampa Bay Rays v Toronto Blue Jays

    MLB brought the hammer down really hard on Blue Jays hitting coach Brook Jacoby for an incident with the umpiring crew while the team was in Boston last week.

  15. Alex Cobb shut down after setback with forearm injury

    May 4, 2015, 6:35 PM EDT

    Alex Cobb

    Rays right-hander Alex Cobb has been sidelined since the middle of March due to forearm tendinitis and it doesn’t sound like he’ll be back in the near future.

  16. Chad Billingsley set to join Phillies’ rotation on Tuesday

    May 2, 2015, 5:29 PM EDT

    Chad Billingsley

    Billingsley hasn’t pitched in the majors in over two years.

  17. Athletics designate Cody Ross for assignment

    May 2, 2015, 4:46 PM EDT

    Seattle Mariners v Oakland Athletics

    Ross went just 2-for-22 (.091) with three RBI over nine games during his brief stint with Oakland.

  18. Albert Pujols returns to Angels’ starting lineup

    May 2, 2015, 4:14 PM EDT

    Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim v Oakland Athletics

    Albert Pujols missed two days after leaving Wednesday’s game due to left hamstring tightness, but he’s back in the starting lineup today against the Giants. While he’ll return to his standard No. 3 spot, Angels manager Mike Scioscia has made some changes with his lineup.

  19. Yankees GM Brian Cashman acknowledges team won’t pay A-Rod $6 million bonus for 660th home run

    May 2, 2015, 3:18 PM EDT

    Alex Rodriguez

    Yankees general manager Brian Cashman acknowledged Saturday that the team won’t pay a $6 million marketing bonus to Alex Rodriguez for tying Willie Mays with 660 career home runs.

  20. Christian Yelich to begin minor league rehab assignment Sunday

    May 2, 2015, 2:40 PM EDT

    yelich getty

    Yelich has been sidelined since April 19 with a bulging disk in his lower back.

  21. Matt Moore cleared to throw to hitters for first time since Tommy John surgery

    May 2, 2015, 1:50 PM EDT

    Matt Moore Getty

    The Rays are hoping that Moore will be ready to return around the middle of June.

  22. Brewers activate Carlos Gomez from disabled list

    May 2, 2015, 1:04 PM EDT

    Carlos Gomez

    Gomez has been out since April 15 due to a strained right hamstring.

  23. Pedro Martinez says in new book that Mets COO Jeff Wilpon urged him to pitch hurt

    May 2, 2015, 12:03 PM EDT

    Philadelphia Phillies v New York Mets

    Wilpon denies the claim that he urged Martinez to pitch hurt in 2005.

  24. Yasiel Puig expected to go on a minor league rehab assignment next week

    May 2, 2015, 11:05 AM EDT

    Los Angeles Dodgers v San Francisco Giants

    Puig is currently sidelined with a strained left hamstring, but he’s nearing his return to the Dodgers.

  25. Willie Mays congratulates Alex Rodriguez for reaching 660 career home runs

    May 2, 2015, 10:10 AM EDT

    Alex Rodriguez

    Willie Mays issued a statement to congratulate Alex Rodriguez for tying him on the all-time home run list.

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