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  1. Miguel Cabrera exits game with left hamstring tightness

    Jun 8, 2014, 10:21 PM EDT

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    Tigers slugger Miguel Cabrera left tonight’s game with left hamstring tightness and is considered day-to-day.

  2. Max Scherzer took out an insurance policy after rejecting contract extension from Tigers

    Jun 8, 2014, 9:49 PM EDT

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    Max Scherzer rejected a $144 million contract extension from the Tigers this spring, but he took out an insurance policy in case he suffers an injury in his walk year.

  3. Jose Bautista takes the lead in AL All-Star voting

    Jun 8, 2014, 8:52 PM EDT

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    Blue Jays slugger Jose Bautista has passed Mike Trout in the AL All-Star balloting.

  4. Red Sox activate Mike Napoli from disabled list for Sunday’s game

    Jun 8, 2014, 8:01 PM EDT

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    The Red Sox have activated Mike Napoli from the disabled list for tonight’s game against the Tigers.

  5. Alex Avila back in lineup after concussion scare

    Jun 8, 2014, 7:30 PM EDT

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    Alex Avila suffered a “mild concussion” after he was hit in the head by David Ortiz’s backswing on Friday, but he has been cleared to return to action tonight.

  6. Felix Hernandez strikes out career-high 15 batters vs. Rays, handed no-decision

    Jun 8, 2014, 7:00 PM EDT

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    Mariners right-hander Felix Hernandez didn’t get the win against the Rays this afternoon, but he tossed seven scoreless innings and reached a new career-high in strikeouts in the process.

  7. Manny Machado ejected after he intentionally tosses his bat

    Jun 8, 2014, 5:46 PM EDT

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    Orioles third baseman Manny Machado was ejected from today’s game against the Athletics after he intentionally tossed his bat. A suspension from MLB should be coming.

  8. Cuban outfielder Rusney Castillo declared free agent, repped by Jay Z’s Roc Nation Sports

    Jun 7, 2014, 1:00 PM EDT

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    Cuban outfielder Rusney Castillo has been declared a free agent by MLB and will be represented by Jay Z’s Roc Nation Sports as he attempts to land a contract with a team.

  9. UPDATE: Phillies GM denies report of accidentally including prospect in Hunter Pence deal

    Jun 7, 2014, 12:19 PM EDT

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    Prospect Domingo Santana was shipped to the Astros in the Hunter Pence deal in 2011, but the Phillies reportedly included him by accident.

  10. Gio Gonzalez hit hard in rehab start, but says his shoulder feels “really good”

    Jun 7, 2014, 12:10 PM EDT

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    Nationals left-hander Gio Gonzalez was hit hard in a minor league rehab start last night, but reported no issues with his shoulder and hopes to be activated next week.

  11. Alex Avila suffers concussion after being hit in head by backswing

    Jun 7, 2014, 11:19 AM EDT

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    Tigers catcher Alex Avila has a history of concussion issues and he suffered another last night after he was hit in the head by David Ortiz’s backswing.

  12. Craig Kimbrel passes John Smoltz for save record with Braves

    Jun 7, 2014, 9:46 AM EDT

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    Craig Kimbrel converted the 155th save of his career last night, passing John Smoltz for the Braves record.

  13. Settling the Score: Friday’s results

    Jun 7, 2014, 8:58 AM EDT

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    A quick recap of a busy Friday around MLB, including the Rays finally getting back in the win column.

  14. Mets prospect Noah Syndergaard sent for X-rays after injuring non-throwing shoulder

    Jun 5, 2014, 11:34 PM EDT

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    Mets prospect Noah Syndergaard injured his left (non-throwing) shoulder while attempting to cover home plate during a start in Triple-A on Thursday night.

  15. Picture of the Day: Doug Fister shows off his flexibility

    Jun 5, 2014, 10:30 PM EDT

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    Doug Fister went into a full split while covering first base this afternoon.

  16. Rockies place Boone Logan on disabled list with elbow inflammation

    Jun 5, 2014, 9:11 PM EDT

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    The Rockies raised some eyebrows over the winter when they gave reliever Boone Logan a three-year, $16.5 million contract and now he’s headed to the disabled list with left elbow inflammation.

  17. Astros prospect Mark Appel dealing with tendinitis in his thumb

    Jun 5, 2014, 8:01 PM EDT

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    It appears there could be some explanation for the struggles of last year’s No. 1 overall pick Mark Appel.

  18. Red Sox hitting coach Greg Colbrunn suffered subarachnoid brain hemorrhage

    Jun 5, 2014, 7:00 PM EDT

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    Doctors expect Greg Colbrunn to make a “good recovery,” but he will remain hospitalized in Cleveland for “the next few days.”

  19. Mike Trout back in Angels’ lineup Thursday

    Jun 5, 2014, 6:30 PM EDT

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    After dealing with upper back stiffness over the past week, Mike Trout has returned to the starting lineup for tonight’s game against the Astros.

  20. Andrew Cashner could rejoin the Padres’ rotation this weekend

    Jun 2, 2014, 11:01 PM EDT

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    Out since May 13, Andrew Cashner reported no issues with his elbow during a simulated game today. He could start against the Nationals this weekend.

  21. A.J. Pollock undergoes hand surgery, won’t resume baseball activities for eight weeks

    Jun 2, 2014, 9:53 PM EDT

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    Diamondbacks outfielder had surgery Monday to repair a fractured right hand and won’t resume baseball activities for eight weeks.

  22. VIDEO: Matt den Dekker robs Ryan Howard of a home run

    Jun 2, 2014, 9:10 PM EDT

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    Phillies first baseman Ryan Howard thought he had his 12th home run of the season tonight, but Mets center fielder Matt den Dekker had other ideas.

  23. Nelson Cruz expected to be in Orioles’ lineup Tuesday

    Jun 2, 2014, 8:40 PM EDT

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    The Orioles were given quite the scare yesterday when slugger Nelson Cruz was hit on the left hand with a pitch, but the early word is that he’s on track to be in the starting lineup tomorrow against the Rangers.

  24. Johan Santana will remain with the Orioles

    Jun 2, 2014, 8:01 PM EDT

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    Johan Santana had the ability to opt out of his contract with the Orioles at midnight, but he has decided to stick around.

  25. Report: The Royals are “weighing a run” at Kendrys Morales

    Jun 2, 2014, 7:20 PM EDT

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    The Royals are considering making a run at Kendrys Morales as they attempt to upgrade their offense, but it won’t be easy.

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