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  1. Mark Teixeira hopes to return from lat strain on Tuesday

    Jul 28, 2014, 8:28 PM EDT

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    Mark Teixeira is out of the Yankees’ starting lineup for the eighth straight game tonight due to a lower lat strain, but he’s aiming to make his return tomorrow.

  2. Blue Jays acquire Danny Valencia from Royals for Erik Kratz and Liam Hendriks

    Jul 28, 2014, 7:29 PM EDT

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    It’s not a big deal, but the Blue Jays and Royals have pulled off a trade this evening which will send infielder Danny Valencia to Toronto and catcher Erik Kratz and right-hander Liam Hendriks to Kansas City.

  3. The Mariners and Orioles have called the Red Sox about Jon Lester

    Jul 28, 2014, 6:51 PM EDT

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    We heard yesterday that the Dodgers have been in touch with the Red Sox about a deal for left-hander Jon Lester, but they figure to have plenty of competition leading up to Thursday’s non-waiver trade deadline.

  4. Report: Indians “very willing” to trade Justin Masterson

    Jul 28, 2014, 6:17 PM EDT

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    An impending free agent, Justin Masterson owns a disappointing 5.51 ERA over 18 starts this season and is currently on the disabled list with right knee inflammation.

  5. Report: Mike Carp has asked the Red Sox to trade him

    Jul 26, 2014, 5:32 PM EDT

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    Mike Carp was a useful bench player for the Red Sox last season, but he has struggled in a diminished role so far this season and now hopes to be traded elsewhere.

  6. 28 teams attended workout for Cuban defector Rusney Castillo

    Jul 26, 2014, 5:05 PM EDT

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    Nearly 100 baseball officials were reportedly on hand for the showcase.

  7. Rays designate Juan Carlos Ovideo for assignment

    Jul 26, 2014, 4:23 PM EDT

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    The Rays waited out Juan Carlos Oviedo’s rehab from Tommy John surgery in hopes that he would emerge as a valuable piece in their bullpen this season, but today they designated him for assignment.

  8. Giants place Hector Sanchez on concussion DL, call up prospect Andrew Susac

    Jul 26, 2014, 3:39 PM EDT

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    Giants catcher Hector Sanchez suffered a concussion when he was hit in the mask by a foul tip on Friday.

  9. Angels sign Randy Wolf

    Jul 26, 2014, 2:47 PM EDT

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    Randy Wolf is now with his fifth organization since spring training.

  10. Daisuke Matsuzaka lands on disabled list with elbow inflammation

    Jul 26, 2014, 2:20 PM EDT

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    Daisuke Matsuzaka has been surprisingly useful for the Mets this season in a swingman role, but now he’s headed to the 15-day disabled list due to right elbow inflammation.

  11. Astros prospect right-hander Mark Appel set to be promoted to Double-A

    Jul 26, 2014, 1:31 PM EDT

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    Astros prospect right-hander Mark Appel had his best start of the season on Thursday and now he’s set to be promoted to Double-A.

  12. Giants acquire Jake Peavy from Red Sox

    Jul 26, 2014, 1:08 PM EDT

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    Veteran right-hander Jake Peavy is headed back to the National League and will be reunited with Bruce Bochy.

  13. Edwin Encarnacion suffers setback with quad injury

    Jul 26, 2014, 12:31 PM EDT

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    Blue Jays slugger Edwin Encarnacion hasn’t played since July 5 due to a right quadriceps strain and now his absence appears likely to stretch into August.

  14. Cardinals officially add A.J. Pierzynski; designate George Kottaras for assignment

    Jul 26, 2014, 11:40 AM EDT

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    The Cardinals have added A.J. Pierzynski as a veteran alternative behind the plate with Yadier Molina sidelined due to a thumb injury.

  15. Maximum stay on Hall of Fame ballot changed from 15 to 10 years

    Jul 26, 2014, 10:32 AM EDT

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    Big news coming out of Cooperstown this morning, as the National Baseball Hall of Fame announced their first changes to the voting process since 1991.

  16. Jon Lester is willing to return to the Red Sox as a free agent even if they trade him

    Jul 26, 2014, 10:09 AM EDT

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    Jon Lester wants to stay in Boston and is open to returning even if the Red Sox trade him in the coming days.

  17. Jose Abreu is third-fastest in MLB history to reach 30 career home runs

    Jul 26, 2014, 9:31 AM EDT

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    Only Rudy York (1937) and Mark McGwire (1987) got there faster.

  18. Settling the Score: Friday’s results

    Jul 26, 2014, 8:55 AM EDT

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    A quick recap of a busy Friday around MLB, including another win for the red-hot Rays.

  19. Report: Yankees talking to Padres about a deal for Ian Kennedy

    Jul 24, 2014, 11:19 PM EDT

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    The Yankees are reportedly considering a reunion with right-hander Ian Kennedy.

  20. Jonathan Papelbon to Phillies fans: Bring on the boos

    Jul 24, 2014, 11:18 PM EDT

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    Jonathan Papelbon was booed by Phillies fans this afternoon, but it didn’t bother him. In fact, he says bring it on.

  21. The Astros are hesitant to trade Chad Qualls

    Jul 24, 2014, 10:20 PM EDT

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    Chad Qualls quietly owns a 1.78 ERA this season. The Astros are reluctant to deal him.

  22. Picture of the Day: Dallas Keuchel has a clever message for a heckler

    Jul 24, 2014, 9:25 PM EDT

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    Astros left-hander Dallas Keuchel tossed a baseball to a heckler during today’s game against the Athletics. And the ball contained a clever message.

  23. MLBPA files grievance against Astros in regard to draft pick situation

    Jul 24, 2014, 8:30 PM EDT

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    When the Astros failed to agree to terms with No. 1 overall pick Brady Aiken earlier this month, many speculated that the next step would be a grievance against the team from the MLBPA. That’s exactly what has happened.

  24. The Mariners are interested in Drew Stubbs

    Jul 24, 2014, 7:35 PM EDT

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    The Mariners brought back Kendrys Morales in a deal with the Twins today, but they aren’t done attempting to upgrade.

  25. Report: Phillies “working hard” to trade Ryan Howard

    Jul 24, 2014, 7:09 PM EDT

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    The Phillies appear ready to move on from Ryan Howard.

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