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  1. Josh Hamilton could begin a minor league rehab assignment next week

    Jun 20, 2015, 2:55 PM EDT

    Josh Hamilton

    Josh Hamilton’s return to the Rangers lasted just seven games before he went down with a strained left hamstring on June 1, but he’s close to game action.

  2. Giancarlo Stanton says he’ll participate in the Home Run Derby if he’s asked

    Jun 20, 2015, 2:01 PM EDT

    MIAMI, FL - JUNE 15:  Giancarlo Stanton #27 of the Miami Marlins looks on during the game against the New York Yankees at Marlins Park on June 15, 2015 in Miami, Florida.  (Photo by Rob Foldy/Getty Images)

    Good news for people who like to see baseballs hit really far.

  3. Bryce Harper returns to Nationals’ lineup Saturday

    Jun 20, 2015, 1:17 PM EDT

    WASHINGTON, DC - JUNE 18: Bryce Harper #34 of the Washington Nationals walks off the field with trainer Lee Kuntz, Anthony Rendon #6 and manager Matt Williams (R) after being injured and leaving the game in the sixth inning against the Tampa Bay Rays at Nationals Park on June 18, 2015 in Washington, DC.  (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

    Harper ended up missing just one game due to a mild hamstring strain.

  4. Zack Hample, who caught Alex Rodriguez’s 3000th hit, plans to keep baseball for now

    Jun 20, 2015, 12:43 PM EDT

    NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 19:  Alex Rodriguez #13 of the New York Yankees hits a home run as well as getting his 3000th career hit in the first inning against the Detroit Tigers during their game at Yankee Stadium on June 19, 2015 in New York City.  (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

    Alex Rodriguez hit a home run for his 3000th hit last night and the ball ended up in the hands of Zack Hample, a Yankees season ticket holder who is well known for snagging home run balls. He plans to keep the ball for now.

  5. Jorge Soler takes batting practice for first time since ankle injury

    Jun 20, 2015, 11:35 AM EDT

    PHOENIX, AZ - MAY 23:  Jorge Soler #68 of the Chicago Cubs follows through on a swing against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Chase Field on May 23, 2015 in Phoenix, Arizona.  (Photo by Norm Hall/Getty Images)

    Jorge Soler has been sidelined since June 1 due to a left ankle sprain, but he’s getting closer to rejoining the Cubs.

  6. Report: Blue Jays interested in Francisco Rodriguez

    Jun 20, 2015, 10:57 AM EDT

    CHICAGO, IL - MAY 03:  Francisco Rodriguez #57 of the Milwaukee Brewers throws against the Chicago Cubs during the ninth inning on May 3, 2015 at Wrigley Field in Chicago, Illinois.  The  Brewers defeated the Cubs 5-3.(Photo by David Banks/Getty Images)

    The Blue Jays were linked to Francisco Rodriguez when he was a free agent over the winter and now the team has reportedly been in contact with the Brewers about a trade.

  7. Who will be the next player to join the 3,000-hit club?

    Jun 20, 2015, 10:25 AM EDT

    NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 19:  Alex Rodriguez #13 of the New York Yankees hugs teammate CC Sabathia #52 after hitting a solo home run in the first inning for his 3,000th career hit against the Detroit Tigers at Yankee Stadium on June 19, 2015 in the Bronx borough of New York City.  (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

    Now that Alex Rodriguez has reached the milestone, who will be next to make it to 3,000 hits?

  8. Diamondbacks sign Jhoulys Chacin to minor league contract

    Jun 20, 2015, 9:35 AM EDT

    Jhoulys Chacin

    Chacin was just granted his release by the Indians this week.

  9. Settling the Score: Friday’s results

    Jun 20, 2015, 8:56 AM EDT

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    A quick recap of a busy Friday around MLB, including a comeback win for the Angels.

  10. Twins release outfielder Jordan Schafer

    Jun 18, 2015, 11:22 PM EDT

    MINNEAPOLIS, MN- APRIL 18: Jordan Schafer #1 of the Minnesota Twins bats against the Cleveland Indians on April 18, 2015 at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Indians defeated the Twins 4-2. (Photo by Brace Hemmelgarn/Minnesota Twins/Getty Images)

    The Twins have released outfielder Jordan Schafer, who has been out since mid-May with a knee injury.

  11. Bryce Harper diagnosed with mild hamstring strain

    Jun 18, 2015, 10:46 PM EDT

    Harper

    Harper suffered the injury while attempting to make a throw in the sixth inning.

  12. Alex Rodriguez is just one hit away from 3,000

    Jun 18, 2015, 10:06 PM EDT

    NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 17:  Alex Rodriguez #13 of the New York Yankees drives in a run in the first inning against the Miami Marlins during their game at Yankee Stadium on June 17, 2015 in New York City.  (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

    Alex Rodriguez is now at 2,999 hits for his career.

  13. Video: Kyle Schwarber hits first major league home run

    Jun 18, 2015, 10:05 PM EDT

    CLEVELAND, OH -  JUNE 18: Manager Joe Maddon #70 celebrates with Kyle Schwarber #12 of the Chicago Cubs after Schwarber scored during the third inning against the Cleveland Indians at Progressive Field on June 18, 2015 in Cleveland, Ohio.  (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)

    After going 4-for-5 with a triple, two RBI, and three runs scored in his first major league start last night, Cubs rookie Kyle Schwarber launched his first major league home run — a two-run shot — tonight against the Indians.

  14. Mets manager Terry Collins hints that Juan Lagares has ligament damage in elbow

    Jun 18, 2015, 9:08 PM EDT

    NEW YORK, NY - MAY 03:  Juan Lagares #12 of the New York Mets in action against the Washington Nationals at Citi Field on May 3, 2015 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. The Nationals defeated the Mets 1-0.  (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

    Mets general manager Sandy Alderson said that Tommy John surgery is not “on our radar” while describing Lagares’ injury as merely elbow soreness.

  15. Video: C.J. Wilson tried to stretch a single into a double today. It didn’t go well.

    Jun 18, 2015, 7:49 PM EDT

    PHOENIX, AZ - JUNE 18:  Infielder Nick Ahmed #13 of the Arizona Diamondbacks tags out C.J. Wilson #33 of the Los Angeles Angels as he attempts to slide into second base during the fifth inning of the MLB game at Chase Field on June 18, 2015 in Phoenix, Arizona.  (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

    Getting a rare opportunity to bat under National League rules, Angels left-hander C.J. Wilson tried to use the element of surprise to stretch a single into a double this afternoon against the Diamondbacks. It didn’t go well.

  16. Michael Bourn receives one-game suspension for making contact with umpire

    Jun 18, 2015, 7:09 PM EDT

    CHICAGO, IL - JUNE 16: Michael Bourn (R) of the Cleveland Indians is held back from umpire Phil Cuzzi (L) by Mike Sarbaugh (second left) and Brad Mills (second right) after being throw from the game during the fourth inning on June 16,  2015 at Wrigley Field in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by David Banks/Getty Images)

    Bourn has appealed the suspension, so he remains in the lineup for tonight’s game against the Cubs.

  17. Marlins place Martin Prado on disabled list with shoulder sprain

    Jun 18, 2015, 6:22 PM EDT

    during a game  at Marlins Park on June 14, 2015 in Miami, Florida.

    Prado injured his shoulder when he tumbled over first base during Sunday’s game against the Rockies.

  18. Mets rally in extras to snap Blue Jays’ 11-game winning streak

    Jun 15, 2015, 11:19 PM EDT

    at Citi Field on June 15, 2015 in Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City.

    The Mets came from behind to beat the Blue Jays 4-3 in 11 innings tonight at Citi Field, snapping Toronto’s winning streak at 11 games.

  19. Astros agree to terms with No. 5 overall pick Kyle Tucker

    Jun 15, 2015, 11:02 PM EDT

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    Tucker, the brother of current Astros outfielder Preston Tucker, will reportedly receive a $4 million bonus.

  20. Cubs calling up prospect Kyle Schwarber

    Jun 15, 2015, 10:03 PM EDT

    MESA, AZ - MARCH 6: Kyle Schwarber #74 of the Chicago Cubs bats during the game against the Cincinnati Reds on March 6, 2015 at Sloan Park in Mesa, Arizona. The Reds defeated the Cubs 5-2. (Photo by Rich Pilling/Getty Images)

    It’s expected to be a brief sneak preview.

  21. Jose Fernandez plans to return to the Marlins on July 2

    Jun 15, 2015, 9:17 PM EDT

    MIAMI, FL - APRIL 08: Jose Fernandez #16 of the Miami Marlins laughs during the fourth inning of the game against the Atlanta Braves at Marlins Park on April 8, 2015 in Miami, Florida.  (Photo by Rob Foldy/Getty Images)

    It’s going to be fun to have him back.

  22. Report: Padres will decide on interim manager within 24-48 hours

    Jun 15, 2015, 8:31 PM EDT

    San Diego Padres Logo

    The Padres fired manager Bud Black earlier today and have installed bench coach Dave Roberts as his temporary replacement. However, they are moving quickly to settle on an interim manager to lead the club for the remainder of the season…

  23. Wil Myers headed back to DL due to continued discomfort in wrist

    Jun 15, 2015, 7:48 PM EDT

    SAN FRANCISCO, CA - MAY 06:  Wil Myers #4 of the San Diego Padres looks on from the dugout prior to the start of the game against the San Francisco Giants at AT&T Park on May 6, 2015 in San Francisco, California.  (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

    As if today wasn’t eventful enough already for the Padres, outfielder Wil Myers is headed back to the disabled list due to continued discomfort in his left wrist.

  24. Jose Altuve could return to Astros’ lineup Tuesday

    Jun 15, 2015, 7:01 PM EDT

    DETROIT, MI - MAY 24: Jose Altuve #27 of the Houston Astros watches the actions from the dugout during the game against the Detroit Tigers on May 24, 2015 at Comerica Park in Detroit, Michigan. The Astros defeated the Tigers 10-8. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

    Altuve hasn’t played since Friday due to a strained right hamstring.

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