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  1. Tigers activate catcher Alex Avila from the disabled list

    Jul 1, 2013, 7:17 PM EDT

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    After today’s loss to the Blue Jays, the Tigers activated catcher Alex Avila from the 15-day disabled list and sent fellow backstop Bryan Holaday back down to Triple-A Toledo. Avila landed on the disabled list earlier this month after he suffered a left forearm contusion when he was hit by a pitch, but he was…

  2. Nationals release pitcher-turned-position player Micah Owings

    Jul 1, 2013, 6:40 PM EDT

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    Mark Zuckerman of CSNWashington.com reports that the Nationals have granted Micah Owings his release after he opted out of his minor league contract with the club. After posting a 4.86 ERA over six seasons between the Diamondbacks, Reds, and Padres, Owings made the switch from pitcher to full-time position player this season. The 30-year-old was…

  3. Report: The Red Sox want Michael Young “badly”

    Jun 29, 2013, 5:31 PM EDT

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    While Jose Iglesias has been a pleasant surprise for the Red Sox this season, recently taking over the starting third base job from the demoted Will Middlebrooks, the club is on the lookout for other options. And they have one name at the top of their list. George A. King III of the New York…

  4. Johnny Cueto returns to disabled list after aggravating lat injury

    Jun 29, 2013, 5:20 PM EDT

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    UPDATE: Mark Sheldon of MLB.com reports that Cueto has been placed on the disabled list. He was set to be examined today, but there’s no word yet on the results. The Reds have recalled Logan Ondrusek from Triple-A Louisville in a corresponding roster move while Cingrani will replace Cueto in the starting rotation. 11:20 AM:…

  5. Wandy Rodriguez shut down due to lingering tightness in forearm

    Jun 29, 2013, 5:02 PM EDT

    Wandy Rodriguez

    Winners of seven straight, the Pirates currently have the best record in the majors at 49-30. But not everything is going their way. Tom Singer of MLB.com reports that Wandy Rodriguez has been shut down after he felt lingering tightness in his left forearm during his most recent throwing session. Rodriguez, who landed on the…

  6. Stephen Vogt homers to snap 0-for-32 hitless streak to begin MLB career

    Jun 29, 2013, 4:28 PM EDT

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    Here’s a pretty cool moment. Athletics catcher Stephen Vogt began his major league career hitless over his first 32 at-bats, but he finally got off the schneid last night against the Cardinals. And he did so in pretty exciting fashion, as he ripped a solo homer to right field off right-hander Joe Kelly. As you’ll…

  7. Utility player Skip Schumaker was only Dodgers’ pitcher who didn’t allow a run last night

    Jun 29, 2013, 3:30 PM EDT

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    White Sox outfielder Casper Wells wasn’t the only position player who pitched last night. Dodgers’ utility player Skip Schumaker was called on to pitch the ninth inning in a 16-1 loss to the Phillies. And get this, he was the only Dodgers’ pitcher who didn’t give up a run. Of course he was. Schumaker was…

  8. J.J. Putz back with Diamondbacks after missing seven weeks with elbow injury

    Jun 29, 2013, 2:27 PM EDT

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    After missing seven weeks with a right elbow injury, J.J. Putz was activated from the disabled list this afternoon. Putz originally appeared bound for surgery due to a strained flexor pronator and nerve irritation, but he didn’t have any setbacks after resuming his throwing program and made it through four minor league rehab appearances without…

  9. Cuban right-hander Miguel Alfredo Gonzalez is drawing plenty of interest

    Jun 29, 2013, 1:32 PM EDT

    Miguel Alfredo Gonzalez AP

    Here’s your introduction to Miguel Alfredo Gonzalez, a Cuban right-hander who is poised to get the next major payday among international players. Gonzalez, 26, has taken up residency in Mexico while he waits to be unblocked by the U.S. Treasury Department. That could happen as soon as next week, reports Jesse Sanchez of MLB.com. While…

  10. David Price will be activated from the disabled list Tuesday

    Jun 29, 2013, 12:45 PM EDT

    David Price AP

    The Rays have dropped 10 out of their last 16 games and saw Evan Longoria leave last night’s game after aggravating a foot injury, but there is some good news on the horizon. According to Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times, David Price will be activated from the disabled list to start Tuesday against…

  11. Carl Crawford to begin rehab assignment Sunday

    Jun 29, 2013, 12:01 PM EDT

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    Carl Crawford is set to begin a minor league rehab assignment Sunday with High-A Rancho Cucamonga, reports Mark Saxon of ESPN Los Angeles. Crawford has been sidelined since June 1 with a strained left hamstring. The 31-year-old is slated to play two games as designated hitter and two in the outfield, so there’s a chance…

  12. The Braves retired Chipper Jones’ number last night

    Jun 29, 2013, 10:47 AM EDT

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    Chipper Jones had his No. 10 retired by the Braves last night during an on-field ceremony at Turner Field. You can watch video of the event here. Fittingly enough, Jones is the 10th number retired by the Braves, joining Hank Aaron, Warren Spahn, Eddie Mathews, Phil Niekro, Dale Murphy, Greg Maddux, Tom Glavine, John Smoltz,…

  13. Video: Prince Fielder hits home run off catwalk at Tropicana Field

    Jun 29, 2013, 10:06 AM EDT

    Prince Fielder AP

    Tigers slugger Prince Fielder hit a doozy of a home run last night at Tropicana Field. Facing Rays left-hander Cesar Ramos in the top of the eighth inning, he turned on one and launched it off the catwalk in right field. Now that’s a moonshot. Chris Iott of MLive.com notes that Fielder is the first…

  14. The Indians and White Sox played the longest doubleheader ever yesterday

    Jun 29, 2013, 9:26 AM EDT

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    46 runs, 59 hits, and 20 pitchers used. Those are just some of the numbers from yesterday’s doubleheader between the Indians and White Sox at U.S. Cellular Field. The Indians ended up taking both games. They won a 19-10 slugfest in the opener, which featured outfielder Casper Wells tossing a hitless ninth inning for the…

  15. Settling the Score: Friday’s results

    Jun 29, 2013, 8:55 AM EDT

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    What the heck is going on with Bartolo Colon? His incredible run of success continued last night, as he fired eight innings of one-run ball in a 6-1 victory over the Cardinals at O.Co Coliseum. He has wins in each of his last eight starts and is the first pitcher to win seven in a…

  16. Blue Jays place Melky Cabrera on disabled list with left knee tendinitis

    Jun 28, 2013, 12:09 AM EDT

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    The Blue Jays announced after Thursday’s loss to the Red Sox that outfielder Melky Cabrera was placed on the 15-day disabled list with left knee tendinitis. The club will recall infielder Munenori Kawasaki from Triple-A Buffalo to take his place on the active roster. Cabrera went 1-for-4 with a run scored Thursday and played the…

  17. Mike Adams chooses rehab over surgery for shoulder injury

    Jun 27, 2013, 11:02 PM EDT

    Mike Adams AP

    We heard earlier this week that Phillies reliever Mike Adams was diagnosed with two tears in his right labrum and one in his rotator cuff, but it turns out that he will not have surgery. At least not yet. According to Jim Salisbury of CSNPhilly.com, Adams will go the rehab route rather than have surgery.…

  18. Pirates agree to deal with first-round pick Austin Meadows

    Jun 27, 2013, 10:31 PM EDT

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    The Pirates have reached an agreement with first-round pick Austin Meadows, reports Travis Sawchik of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Meadows, a high school center fielder out of Georgia, was selected No. 9 overall in this month’s First-Year Player Draft. Jim Callis of Baseball America reports that he’ll receive a $3,029,600 bonus, which matches the recommended slot…

  19. Adam Eaton resumes rehab assignment following setback with elbow

    Jun 27, 2013, 9:40 PM EDT

    Adam Eaton Reuters

    Adam Eaton has been out since spring training due to sprained elbow ligament and experienced a setback in his rehab last month, but he has returned to game action. According to Jack Magruder of FOX Sports Arizona, Eaton resumed his rehab assignment yesterday with the Diamondbacks’ Arizona League team and went 1-for-2 with two RBI…

  20. Report: Yankees in talks with Ian Stewart for minor league deal

    Jun 27, 2013, 9:02 PM EDT

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    Yankees general manager Brian Cashman went off the handle earlier this week following a seemingly harmless Tweet from Alex Rodriguez, so it only makes sense that the club is currently showing interest in free agent third baseman Ian Stewart. That’s right, ESPN’s Buster Olney hears that the two sides have been in touch about a…

  21. Matt Garza continues to improve his trade value

    Jun 27, 2013, 8:35 PM EDT

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    Matt Garza was limited to two starts after the All-Star break last season due to a stress reaction in his elbow and a lat strain kept him from making his season debut this year until May 21, but he’s heating up at the right time for the rebuilding Cubs. Garza struck out 10 batters over…

  22. Dexter Fowler sent for MRI on hand

    Jun 27, 2013, 7:38 PM EDT

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    Dexter Fowler was able to avoid a trip to the disabled list after he was hit in the right hand by a pitch two weeks ago, but he might not be so lucky this time around. According to Troy Renck of the Denver Post, Fowler was scheduled to go for an MRI on his right…

  23. Brian Roberts expected to be activated from the disabled list this weekend

    Jun 27, 2013, 6:20 PM EDT

    Brian Roberts AP

    UPDATE: Orioles manager Buck Showalter told Brittany Ghiroli of MLB.com that Roberts will not be activated tomorrow and is more likely to return Saturday or Sunday. 6:20 p.m. ET: Brian Roberts suffered a ruptured tendon in his right hamstring back on April 4 and eventually required surgery, but he’s finally on the verge of rejoining…

  24. Dylan Bundy has setback while throwing, to be re-evaluated Tuesday

    Jun 24, 2013, 11:43 PM EDT

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    Troubling news concerning one of the top pitching prospects in the game. According to Roch Kubatko of MASNSports.com, Orioles right-hander Dylan Bundy had a setback earlier today when he felt discomfort while throwing from a distance of 120 feet. Brittany Ghiroli of MLB.com hears that he’ll pay visits to team orthopedist Dr. John Wilckens and…

  25. Bryce Harper to begin minor league rehab assignment Tuesday

    Jun 24, 2013, 10:15 PM EDT

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    Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper will begin a minor league rehab assignment tomorrow with High-A Potomac, reports Mark Zuckerman of CSNWashington.com. He’s slated to play three innings and start in left field in his return to game action. Harper has been sidelined since May 26 with left knee bursitis. The 20-year-old wasn’t originally expected to begin…

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