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  1. Rusney Castillo could play in a minor league game this weekend

    Aug 28, 2014, 8:05 PM EST

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    The expectation is that Castillo will get some major league experience in September.

  2. Yan Gomes on pace to return from concussion DL on Friday

    Aug 28, 2014, 7:09 PM EST

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    Gomes suffered the concussion last Thursday when he was hit in the catcher’s mask by a deflected ball.

  3. David Wright back in Mets’ lineup Thursday

    Aug 28, 2014, 6:20 PM EST

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    The struggling Wright hasn’t played since leaving Sunday’s game with neck spasms.

  4. Report: Cubs calling up top prospect outfielder Jorge Soler

    Aug 25, 2014, 11:38 PM EST

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    Another big piece of the Cubs’ future is on the way to the majors.

  5. Athletics calling up Drew Pomeranz to start Wednesday

    Aug 25, 2014, 11:02 PM EST

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    The change lines up Sonny Gray, Jon Lester, Scott Kazmir and Jeff Samardzija to start in a big four-game series against the Angels later this week.

  6. VIDEO: Adam Jones robs Evan Longoria, throws out Matt Joyce for a double play

    Aug 25, 2014, 10:10 PM EST

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    Pretty much everything went the Orioles’ way this evening.

  7. Eric Hosmer cleared to begin swinging a bat

    Aug 25, 2014, 9:35 PM EST

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    Eric Hosmer has been sidelined for nearly a month with a stress fracture in his right hand.

  8. The Giants have moved the struggling Tim Lincecum to the bullpen

    Aug 25, 2014, 8:40 PM EST

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    Tim Lincecum is bullpen-bound after posting a 9.49 ERA over his last six starts

  9. Shin-Soo Choo to undergo season-ending bone spur surgery on elbow

    Aug 25, 2014, 8:02 PM EST

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    Capping off a disappointing first year with the Rangers, Shin-Soo Choo is headed for season-ending elbow surgery.

  10. Astros closer Chad Qualls claimed off revocable waivers

    Aug 25, 2014, 7:15 PM EST

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    Qualls has quietly been very effective as Houston’s closer this season, posting a 3.07 ERA and 38/5 K/BB ratio over 44 innings while going 14-for-17 in save opportunities.

  11. Bartolo Colon and Scott Feldman clear revocable waivers; eligible to be traded to any team

    Aug 25, 2014, 6:44 PM EST

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    According to Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports, Mets right-hander Bartolo Colon and Astros right-hander Scott Feldman have cleared revocable waivers. Both are now eligible to be traded to any team.

  12. Yadier Molina and Michael Wacha are getting closer for the Cardinals

    Aug 25, 2014, 6:16 PM EST

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    The Cardinals are just one game back of the Brewers in the loss column in the National League Central and they could be back to full strength soon.

  13. Walt Jocketty expected to remain Reds’ general manager in 2015

    Aug 23, 2014, 12:04 PM EST

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    The Reds have lost seven straight and are currently on pace for their worst season since 2008, but Walt Jocketty is expected to return as general manager next season.

  14. Doug Fister recently had skin cancer removed from his neck

    Aug 23, 2014, 11:05 AM EST

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    Nationals right-hander Doug Fister revealed last night that he had skin cancer removed from the left side of his neck this week.

  15. Drew Smyly has been really good since joining the Rays

    Aug 23, 2014, 10:12 AM EST

    Drew Smyly AP

    Many around the game were underwhelmed when the Rays acquired Drew Smyly, Nick Franklin, and Willy Adames in the three-team David Price deal last month. It will probably take years before we can make a fair assessment, but the early returns are positive for Tampa Bay.

  16. Position player pitching alert: The Tigers turned to Andrew Romine in a blowout

    Aug 23, 2014, 9:32 AM EST

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    The Tigers turned to infielder Andrew Romine to pitch in a blowout last night.

  17. Settling the Score: Friday’s results

    Aug 23, 2014, 8:56 AM EST

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    A quick recap of a busy Friday around MLB, including an important AL West battle.

  18. Joaquin Benoit expected to avoid the disabled list

    Aug 21, 2014, 11:01 PM EST

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    Padres closer Joaquin Benoit hasn’t appeared in a game since last Wednesday due to soreness in his throwing shoulder.

  19. Report: Rockies pulled Michael Cuddyer back off waivers after hamstring issue

    Aug 21, 2014, 9:51 PM EST

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    Impending free agent Michael Cuddyer will almost certainly finish his season in a Rockies uniform.

  20. Report: Red Sox and Tigers are front-runners to sign Cuban free agent Rusney Castillo

    Aug 21, 2014, 8:59 PM EST

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    Castillo could reportedly make his decision this weekend.

  21. MRI comes back negative on Salvador Perez’s knee

    Aug 21, 2014, 8:15 PM EST

    Salvador Perez AP

    Royals catcher Salvador Perez was scratched from Wednesday’s lineup with tightness in his right knee, but an MRI on Thursday revealed no structural damage.

  22. The Nationals extend their winning streak to 10 games with another walk-off victory

    Aug 21, 2014, 7:30 PM EST

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    Here’s hoping Nationals manager Matt Williams has been practicing his Babe Ruth home run trot, because he has a promise to fulfill.

  23. Yan Gomes exits game with concussion-like symptoms

    Aug 21, 2014, 6:57 PM EST

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    Gomes was hit in the mask in the bottom of the fifth inning by a ball that deflected off the arm of Kurt Suzuki on a hit-by-pitch.

  24. Watch Nick Markakis rob Conor Gillaspie with leaping catch

    Aug 18, 2014, 11:34 PM EST

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    Nick Markakis had himself a mighty fine evening.

  25. VIDEO: Adam LaRoche homers to give Nationals third straight walk-off victory

    Aug 18, 2014, 11:01 PM EST

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    The Nationals have won seven straight, including three in a row in walk-off fashion.

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