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  1. Devin Mesoraco will attempt to return from hip injury this season as a left fielder

    Jun 4, 2015, 6:15 PM EDT

    PITTSBURGH, PA - MAY 05: Devin Mesoraco #39 of the Cincinnati Reds looks on from the dugout against the Pittsburgh Pirates during the game at PNC Park on May 5, 2015 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

    Devin Mesoraco hasn’t been able to catch since April 12 due to a left hip impingement and will eventually require surgery, but he hasn’t given up on a return this season.

  2. Marlins demote former closer Steve Cishek to Double-A

    Jun 1, 2015, 11:15 PM EDT

    MIAMI, FL - MAY 21: Steve Cishek #31 of the Miami Marlins walks off the field during the game against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Marlins Park on May 21, 2015 in Miami, Florida.  (Photo by Rob Foldy/Getty Images)

    Cishek saved 91 games for the Marlins between 2011-2014 while posting a 2.70 ERA, but he has an ugly 6.98 ERA and 17/10 K/BB ratio over 19 1/3 innings so far this season.

  3. Play of the Day: Marwin Gonzalez makes a spinning throw to save a run

    Jun 1, 2015, 10:41 PM EDT

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    While Astros fans are clamoring for top prospect Carlos Correa to take over at shortstop, Marwin Gonzalez is helping keep the seat warm.

  4. Yasiel Puig runs at nearly 100 percent on hamstring, nearing rehab assignment

    Jun 1, 2015, 9:58 PM EDT

    SAN DIEGO, CA - APRIL  24:  Yasiel Puig #66 warms up during batting practice before a baseball game against the San Diego Padres at Petco Park April 24,  2015 in San Diego, California.   (Photo by Denis Poroy/Getty Images)

    Yasiel Puig’s first attempt at a minor league rehab assignment was halted about a month ago due to a setback with his left hamstring strain, but he’s starting to ramp things up again.

  5. Astros prospect Carlos Correa held out of Monday’s lineup with right heel soreness

    Jun 1, 2015, 8:49 PM EDT

    JUPITER, FL - MARCH 28:  Carlos Correa #76 of the Houston Astros runs to third base during a spring training game against the Miami Marlins on March 28, 2015 at Roger Dean Stadium in Jupiter, Florida.  (Photo by Ronald C. Modra /Sports Imagery/ Getty Images)

    Some fans were speculating about a call-up for top prospect shortstop Carlos Correa after he made an early exit from yesterday’s game with Triple-A Oklahoma City. Well, not so fast.

  6. Adam Jones back in Orioles’ lineup as DH after missing two games with ankle injury

    Jun 1, 2015, 7:59 PM EDT

    Plate umpire Clint Fagan watches the Baltimore Orioles' Adam Jones (10) cross the plate safely with a late tag applied by Chicago White Sox catcher Geovany Soto (58) on an RBI single by Steve Clevenger in the third inning of the second game of a doubleheader at Oriole Park at Camden Yards in Baltimore on Thursday, May 28, 2015. (Karl Merton Ferron/Baltimore Sun/TNS via Getty Images)

    Jones sprained his left ankle on a slide into home plate on Thursday night.

  7. Mariners manager Lloyd McClendon has decided to shake up his lineup

    Jun 1, 2015, 7:11 PM EDT

    TORONTO, CANADA - MAY 22: Logan Morrison #20 of the Seattle Mariners hits a two-run triple in the fourth inning during MLB game action against the Toronto Blue Jays on May 22, 2015 at Rogers Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images)

    Logan Morrison will bat leadoff Monday for the first time in his career.

  8. Mat Latos expected to begin a minor league rehab assignment this week

    Jun 1, 2015, 6:24 PM EDT

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    Latos has struggled to the tune of a 6.12 ERA across nine starts this season.

  9. David Ortiz returns to starting lineup after getting two days off to work on swing

    May 30, 2015, 5:27 PM EDT

    David Ortiz

    The scuffling David Ortiz is back in the starting lineup for the Red Sox on Saturday after getting two days off to work on his swing.

  10. Dodgers activate Yasmani Grandal from 7-day concussion disabled list

    May 30, 2015, 4:21 PM EDT

    LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 13:  Yasmani Grandal #9 of the Los Angeles Dodgers makes a throw to first base in the fifth inning during the MLB game against the Miami Marlins at Dodger Stadium on May 13, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. The Marlins defeated the Dodgers 5-4.  (Photo by Victor Decolongon/Getty Images)

    Grandal suffered a concussion when he was hit by the backswing of Padres infielder Yangervis Solarte last Friday.

  11. Braves sign Ryan Lavarnway to a minor league contract

    May 30, 2015, 3:29 PM EDT

    TORONTO, CANADA - APRIL 23: Ryan Lavarnway #34 of the Baltimore Orioles bats in the third inning during MLB game action against the Toronto Blue Jays on April 23, 2015 at Rogers Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images)

    Lavarnway opted for free agency this week after being designated for assignment by the Orioles.

  12. Bryce Harper scratched from Saturday’s lineup with sore back

    May 30, 2015, 3:03 PM EDT

    CINCINNATI, OH - MAY 29:  Bryce Harper #34 of the Washington Nationals stands at home plate after striking out in the 1st inning during the game against the Cincinnati Reds at Great American Ball Park on May 29, 2015 in Cincinnati, Ohio.  (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

    Harper was hit in the back by a 93 mph fastball from Reds left-hander Tony Cingrani on Friday night.

  13. Nationals place Stephen Strasburg on the 15-day disabled list with neck tightness

    May 30, 2015, 2:46 PM EDT

    CINCINNATI, OH - MAY 29:  Stephen Strasburg #37 of the Washington Nationals walks off the field in the 2nd inning during the game against the Cincinnati Reds at Great American Ball Park on May 29, 2015 in Cincinnati, Ohio.  (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

    After making an early exit from last night’s start against the Reds, Nationals right-hander Stephen Strasburg has been placed on the 15-day disabled list due to neck tightness.

  14. Adeiny Hechavarria out of Saturday’s lineup with shoulder injury

    May 30, 2015, 2:20 PM EDT

    NEW YORK, NY - MAY 29:  Shortstop Adeiny Hechavarria #3 and left fielder Christian Yelich #21 of the Miami Marlins both dive but can't make a catch on a ball hit by Daniel Murphy #28 of the New York Mets for an RBI  double during the ninth inning on May 29, 2015 at Citi Field in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. The Marlins defeated the Mets 4-3. (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images)

    Hechavarria injured his left shoulder in a collision with teammate Christian Yelich on Friday night.

  15. Must-click link: The strike zone is getting bigger and lower

    May 30, 2015, 1:50 PM EDT

    Strike zone

    MLB’s Playing Rules Committee was expected to keep an eye on the strike zone this season to see if it needs to be changed for 2016. According to Jon Roegele of the Hardball Times, it continues to get bigger and lower.

  16. Anthony Rendon resumed a minor league rehab assignment last night

    May 30, 2015, 12:58 PM EDT

    St Louis Cardinals v Washington Nationals

    Anthony Rendon’s first attempt at a minor league rehab assignment was halted about a month ago due to an oblique strain, but he returned to game action last night with Double-A Harrisburg.

  17. UPDATE: X-rays come back negative on Jose Abreu’s hand

    May 30, 2015, 12:01 PM EDT

    OAKLAND, CA - MAY 17:  Jose Abreu #79 of the Chicago White Sox hits an rbi single scoring Adam Eaton #1 against the Oakland Athletics in the top of the fifth inning at O.co Coliseum on May 17, 2015 in Oakland, California.  (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

    Abreu initially injured the finger two weeks ago during batting practice.

  18. Home plate umpire Mike Winters criticized A.J. Ellis’ framing ability

    May 30, 2015, 11:06 AM EDT

    ST. LOUIS, MO - MAY 29: Manager Don Mattingly #8 of the Los Angeles Dodgers argues with umpire Mike Winters #33 after being ejected in the seventh inning against the St. Louis Cardinals at Busch Stadium on May 29, 2015 in St. Louis, Missouri.  (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)

    Dodgers manager Don Mattingly and catcher A.J. Ellis were ejected from Friday’s game against the Cardinals for arguing about the strike zone with home plate umpire Mike Winters.

  19. Jerry Dior, designer of MLB’s iconic logo, has passed away

    May 30, 2015, 10:06 AM EDT

    mlb logo square

    Dior designed the “silhouetted batter” logo in 1968, but didn’t receive official credit until 2009.

  20. Video: Derek Norris hit a walk-off grand slam against the Pirates

    May 30, 2015, 9:27 AM EDT

    Derek Norris Getty

    Derek Norris struck out in his first four at-bats Friday night against the Pirates, but made up for it with a walk-off grand slam.

  21. Settling the Score: Friday’s results

    May 30, 2015, 8:55 AM EDT

    ST. LOUIS, MO - MAY 29: Starter John Lackey #41 of the St. Louis Cardinals pitches against the Los Angeles Dodgers in the second inning at Busch Stadium on May 29, 2015 in St. Louis, Missouri.  (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)

    A quick recap of a busy Friday around MLB, including a sterling performance from one of the best bargains in baseball.

  22. Eduardo Rodriguez dazzles in major league debut

    May 28, 2015, 11:39 PM EDT

    ARLINGTON, TX - MAY 28:  Eduardo Rodriguez #52 of the Boston Red Sox throws against the Texas Rangers in the first inning at Globe Life Park in Arlington on May 28, 2015 in Arlington, Texas.  (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

    Red Sox prospect left-hander Eduardo Rodriguez tossed 7 2/3 scoreless innings in his major league debut against the Rangers on Thursday.

  23. Rockies prospect David Dahl requires surgery on spleen after outfield collision

    May 28, 2015, 10:51 PM EDT

    rockies logo

    Rockies prospect David Dahl suffered a “massive laceration” in his spleen following an outfield collision Thursday and required season-ending surgery.

  24. Video: Josh Hamilton doubles in first at-bat back in Texas since returning to Rangers

    May 28, 2015, 10:03 PM EDT

    ARLINGTON, TX - MAY 28:  Josh Hamilton #32 of the Texas Rangers smiles on base after hitting a double against the Boston Red Sox in the second inning at Globe Life Park in Arlington on May 28, 2015 in Arlington, Texas.  (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

    Hamilton got a rousing ovation from the home crowd in his return to Texas.

  25. Diamondbacks expected to call up Jarrod Saltalamacchia on Friday

    May 28, 2015, 9:05 PM EDT

    Miami Marlins v New York Mets

    Jarrod Saltalamacchia was cut loose by the Marlins earlier this month after proving to be a disappointment in his three-year, $21 million contract, but the Diamondbacks are ready to give him a shot.

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