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

    Aug 23, 2014, 12:04 PM EDT

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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.

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

    Aug 23, 2014, 11:05 AM EDT

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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.

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

    Aug 23, 2014, 10:12 AM EDT

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    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.

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

    Aug 23, 2014, 9:32 AM EDT

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

  5. Settling the Score: Friday’s results

    Aug 23, 2014, 8:56 AM EDT

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

  6. Joaquin Benoit expected to avoid the disabled list

    Aug 21, 2014, 11:01 PM EDT

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

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

    Aug 21, 2014, 9:51 PM EDT

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

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

    Aug 21, 2014, 8:59 PM EDT

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    Castillo could reportedly make his decision this weekend.

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

    Aug 21, 2014, 8:15 PM EDT

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    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.

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

    Aug 21, 2014, 7:30 PM EDT

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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.

  11. Yan Gomes exits game with concussion-like symptoms

    Aug 21, 2014, 6:57 PM EDT

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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.

  12. Watch Nick Markakis rob Conor Gillaspie with leaping catch

    Aug 18, 2014, 11:34 PM EDT

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    Nick Markakis had himself a mighty fine evening.

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

    Aug 18, 2014, 11:01 PM EDT

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

  14. Felix Hernandez says he’s good to go after hip bruise

    Aug 18, 2014, 10:02 PM EDT

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    Felix Hernandez suffered a hip bruise against the Tigers on Saturday, but the Mariners’ ace says he’s “good” to go for his next start.

  15. Twins prospect Byron Buxton done for season after concussion

    Aug 18, 2014, 8:49 PM EDT

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    Considered the top prospect in the game, Byron Buxton has only appeared in 31 games this season.

  16. UPDATE: Pirates minor leaguer suspended 68 games for HGH

    Aug 18, 2014, 8:01 PM EDT

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    Pirates minor league right-hander Michael Clemens has been suspended 68 games for “possession and use” of human growth hormone.

  17. Report: Cuban free agent Rusney Castillo is “moving quickly” toward signing with a team

    Aug 18, 2014, 7:16 PM EDT

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    28 teams reportedly attended a showcase for Cuban free agent Rusney Castillo late last month.

  18. Pedro Alvarez making first career start at first base Monday night

    Aug 18, 2014, 6:22 PM EDT

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    After 584 games in the majors, Pedro Alvarez is going to try something new.

  19. Andrew Bailey not expected to pitch for the Yankees this season

    Aug 16, 2014, 5:30 PM EDT

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    The two-time All-Star has appeared in just 49 games since the start of 2012.

  20. Initially thought to be lost for the season, Avisail Garcia is back with the White Sox

    Aug 16, 2014, 4:28 PM EDT

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    When Avisail Garcia underwent surgery in mid-April to repair a torn labrum and an avulsion fracture in his left shoulder, it was thought that he would be lost for the rest of the season.

  21. Masahiro Tanaka throws first bullpen session since being shut down with elbow injury

    Aug 16, 2014, 2:35 PM EDT

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    Masahiro Tanaka was placed on the disabled list in early July with a partial tear of the ulnar collateral ligament in his throwing elbow.

  22. Carlos Beltran playing right field for the first time since May 11

    Aug 16, 2014, 1:49 PM EDT

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    Carlos Beltran has been limited to DH duty due to an elbow issue.

  23. Mariners move past Tigers into second AL Wild Card spot

    Aug 16, 2014, 1:08 PM EDT

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    The Mariners have won five straight games while the Tigers have dropped seven out of their last 10.

  24. Brewers skipping Kyle Lohse’s next start due to right ankle sprain

    Aug 16, 2014, 12:16 PM EDT

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    Kyle Lohse left his start against the Cubs on Wednesday after he aggravated a right ankle sprain and the Brewers will skip his next turn in the rotation in order to give him some rest.

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