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  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. 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.

  11. 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.

  12. 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.

  13. MRI shows no structural damage in Scott Kazmir’s shoulder

    May 28, 2015, 8:22 PM EDT

    OAKLAND, CA - MAY 17:  Scott Kazmir #26 of the Oakland Athletics pitches against the Chicago White Sox in the top of the first inning at O.co Coliseum on May 17, 2015 in Oakland, California.  (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

    Kazmir left his start yesterday against the Tigers after three innings with shoulder tightness, but it sounds like he might not have to miss much time.

  14. Masahiro Tanaka expected to rejoin Yankees next week

    May 28, 2015, 7:40 PM EDT

    WASHINGTON, DC - MAY 20: Pitcher Masahiro Tanaka #19 of the New York Yankees works out prior to the Yankees baseball game against the Washington Nationals at Nationals Park on May 20, 2015 in Washington, DC.  (Photo by Patrick McDermott/Washington Nationals/Getty Images)

    Tanaka has been sidelined since April 23 due to a right forearm strain and right wrist tendinitis.

  15. Struggling David Ortiz will get a couple of days off to work on his swing

    May 28, 2015, 7:01 PM EDT

    <> during the sixth inning at Fenway Park on May 24, 2015 in Boston, Massachusetts.

    The 39-year-old Ortiz has just one hit in his last 20 at-bats and is batting an uncharacteristic .216/.303/.377 with six home runs and 18 RBI across his first 43 games this season.

  16. Indians place Carlos Santana on paternity leave list

    May 28, 2015, 6:15 PM EDT

    carlos santana getty

    The Indians placed Santana on the paternity leave list Thursday following the birth of his daughter.

  17. The Braves are trying to trade Alberto Callaspo

    May 25, 2015, 11:31 PM EDT

    NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 23:  Alberto Callaspo #1 of the Atlanta Braves walks back to the dugout after striking out in the eighth inning against the New York Mets at Citi Field on April 23, 2015 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City.  (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

    After signing a one-year, $3 million deal with the Braves, Callaspo is batting just .206 with one home run and a .545 OPS over 123 plate appearances this season.

  18. Travis d’Arnaud on track to rejoin Mets next week

    May 25, 2015, 10:19 PM EDT

    NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 26: Travis d'Arnaud #7 of the New York Mets looks on from the bench priro to the start of the game against the New York Yankees  on April 26, 2015  at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx borough of New York City.  (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

    D’Arnaud has been sidelined since April 19 due to a fractured right pinkie finger.

  19. Video: Giancarlo Stanton makes a leaping catch to rob Josh Harrison of extra bases

    May 25, 2015, 9:18 PM EDT

    PITTSBURGH, PA - MAY 25:  Giancarlo Stanton #27 of the Miami Marlins catches the third out in the second inning during the game against the Pittsburgh Pirates at PNC Park on May 25, 2015 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)

    We usually post videos of Giancarlo Stanton hitting long home runs because he has a penchant for doing that on a regular basis and it’s a lot of fun to marvel over them. However, he can also get it done with the glove.

  20. Jose Bautista receives cortisone shot in ailing shoulder

    May 25, 2015, 8:14 PM EDT

    BALTIMORE, MD - MAY 13:  Jose Bautista #19 of the Toronto Blue Jays bats against the Baltimore Orioles at Oriole Park at Camden Yards on May 13, 2015 in Baltimore, Maryland.  (Photo by G Fiume/Getty Images)

    Blue Jays slugger Jose Bautista hasn’t been able to play in the field since April 21 due a nagging shoulder injury, but he hopes to change that soon.

  21. Video: Khris Davis has home run taken away before getting it back

    May 25, 2015, 7:05 PM EDT

    MILWAUKEE, WI - MAY 25: Khris Davis #18 of the Milwaukee Brewers runs the bases after hitting a solo home run in the third inning agains the San Francisco Giants at Miller Park on May 25, 2015 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. (Photo by Mike McGinnis/Getty Images)  *** Local Caption *** Khris Davis

    Brewers outfielder Khris Davis hit two home runs today against the Giants, but he nearly had one of them taken away for not touching home plate.

  22. Wily Peralta out at least four weeks with oblique strain

    May 25, 2015, 6:09 PM EDT

    NEW YORK, NY - MAY 17:  Wily Peralta #38 of the Milwaukee Brewers pitches against the New York Mets during their game at Citi Field on May 17, 2015 in New York City.  (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

    Brewers manager Craig Counsell said today that right-hander Wily Peralta will miss at least four weeks with an oblique strain.

  23. Ben Zobrist on track to return from disabled list Monday

    May 23, 2015, 5:28 PM EDT

    OAKLAND, CA - APRIL 12:  Wearing a Rawlings "I Web" baseball glove Ben Zobrist #18 of the Oakland Athletics warms up playing catch prior to the start of the game against the Seattle Mariners at O.co Coliseum on April 12, 2015 in Oakland, California.  (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

    Ben Zobrist reqired arthroscopic surgery on his right knee on April 28, but he’s set to rejoin the Athletics sooner than originally anticipated.

  24. Justin Verlander set to test triceps injury with simulated game

    May 23, 2015, 4:13 PM EDT

    Justin Verlander

    Justin Verlander is ready to take the next step in his long road back from a right triceps strain.

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