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  1. Astros top pitching prospect Mark Appel lit up in return to rotation at High-A Lancaster

    Jun 1, 2014, 10:14 AM EDT

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    Mark Appel, the first overall pick in the 2013 MLB Amateur Draft, was demoted from the starting rotation at High-A Lancaster on April 25 and sent back to extended spring training after posting ugly numbers over his first four appearances. His first start back went even more poorly.

  2. Johnny Cueto broke A.J. Pollock’s right hand

    Jun 1, 2014, 9:38 AM EDT

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    Some unfortunate news here for the Diamondbacks. As relayed by Jack Magruder of FOX Sports Arizona, center fielder and primary leadoff man A.J. Pollock suffered a fractured fourth metacarpal on his right hand Saturday when he was struck by a pitch from Reds starter Johnny Cueto.

  3. Settling the Score: Saturday’s results

    Jun 1, 2014, 8:53 AM EDT

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    The defending World Series-champion Red Sox have been on a roll since snapping their embarrassing losing streak at 10 games Monday in Atlanta. And the good times continued on Saturday night.

  4. MLB All-Time Roster Salary Cap Game: $30 for 10 players

    May 29, 2014, 3:01 PM EDT

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    Versions of this have been floating around all week for the NBA and NHL, so let’s try it with baseball …

  5. VIDEO: Nelson Cruz slugs his 19th home run of the year

    May 28, 2014, 11:28 PM EDT

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    Watch as Nelson Cruz pushes his MLB-leading home run total to 19 with this two-out blast to center field in the top of the sixth inning Wednesday night at Milwaukee’s Miller Park …

  6. Sean Burnett diagnosed with torn UCL, could need second Tommy John elbow surgery

    May 28, 2014, 10:32 PM EDT

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    Sad news here on Angels reliever Sean Burnett. MLB.com’s Alden Gonzalez reports that the left-hander was diagnosed Wednesday with a torn UCL in his pitching elbow and will probably need season-ending Tommy John reconstructive elbow surgery. It would be his second.

  7. Henderson Alvarez leaves start with stiff right elbow

    May 28, 2014, 9:45 PM EDT

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    The elbow injury epidemic simply can’t be stopped. CSNWashington.com’s Mark Zuckerman reports that Marlins right-hander Henderson Alvarez was removed from his start Wednesday night against the Nationals after experiencing stiffness in his pitching elbow.

  8. Red Sox place Clay Buchholz on 15-day disabled list

    May 28, 2014, 9:08 PM EDT

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    Clay Buchholz was placed on the 15-day disabled list Wednesday with a hyperextended knee — and a 7.02 ERA.

  9. Johnny Damon cuts off Manny Ramirez’s first pitch

    May 28, 2014, 8:53 PM EDT

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    Johnny Damon and Manny Ramirez reenacted a famous blooper on Wednesday night at Fenway Park.

  10. Hunter Pence’s stolen scooter has been returned

    May 28, 2014, 8:01 PM EDT

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    Hunter Pence’s stolen scooter was returned to AT&T Park by a group of people on Wednesday afternoon during the Giants’ game against the visiting Cubs.

  11. Matt Kemp gets first start in left field since 2006

    May 28, 2014, 7:24 PM EDT

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    Carl Crawford suffered an ugly left ankle sprain Tuesday while chasing after a ball, so the Dodgers are rolling with Matt Kemp in left field in their series finale Wednesday night against the visiting Reds. Kemp, who had been on the bench for five straight games, last played left field as a rookie in 2006.

  12. Yu Darvish expects to return to Rangers’ rotation Saturday

    May 28, 2014, 6:37 PM EDT

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    Rangers ace Yu Darvish had to be scratched from his scheduled start Tuesday in Minnesota because of lingering stiffness in his neck, but he hasn’t been placed on the disabled list yet and could be ready by his next turn through the Texas starting rotation.

  13. Edwin Encarnacion slugs his 14th home run of this month, tying a Blue Jays franchise record

    May 27, 2014, 11:23 PM EDT

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    Adam Lind and Edwin Encarnacion hit back-to-back home runs in bottom of the fifth inning Tuesday night at Rogers Centre, propelling the Blue Jays to a 9-6 victory over the visiting Rays. It was the

  14. Miguel Alfredo Gonzalez isn’t getting any closer

    May 27, 2014, 10:18 PM EDT

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    The Phillies signed right-hander Miguel Alfredo Gonzalez to a three-year, $12 million contract last August after he defected from his native Cuba and were hoping that he would be prepared to join their rotation in early 2014. But it’s almost June and Gonzalez seems only to be taking steps backward.

  15. Mariners sign Xavier Nady to minor league deal

    May 27, 2014, 9:25 PM EDT

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    As first mentioned by Bob Dutton of the Tacoma New Times and then confirmed by Jon Heyman of CBS Sports, the Mariners have agreed to terms on a minor league contract with outfielder Xavier Nady.

  16. MRI results on Yu Darvish’s neck: “unremarkable”

    May 27, 2014, 8:58 PM EDT

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    Rangers ace Yu Darvish was scratched from his scheduled start Tuesday night against the Twins because of stiffness in his neck. It’s something that also bothered him during spring straining, so the Rangers — who have been plagued by more injuries than any other team this season — decided to give him an MRI. The results were clean.

  17. 50 Cent goes wide left on ceremonial first pitch

    May 27, 2014, 8:04 PM EDT

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    50 Cent threw his first pitch Tuesday night at Citi Field more toward the first-base dugout than home plate.

  18. Travis d’Arnaud ready to rejoin Mets after concussion

    May 27, 2014, 7:17 PM EDT

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    Travis d’Arnaud is expected to return to the Mets on Wednesday after missing a little over two weeks because of a concussion.

  19. Hanley Ramirez returns to Dodgers’ lineup after missing four straight games with sore calf

    May 27, 2014, 6:25 PM EDT

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    Hanley Ramirez is back in the Dodgers’ lineup on Tuesday night against the Reds after missing four games with a lower left leg injury.

  20. Benches clear in Red Sox vs. Rays game

    May 25, 2014, 5:19 PM EDT

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    The Red Sox didn’t like it when Yunel Escobar of the Rays took third base with his team leading 8-3 in the bottom of the seventh inning Sunday at Tropicana Field and promptly let him know.

  21. VIDEO: The final out of Josh Beckett’s no-no

    May 25, 2014, 4:44 PM EDT

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    Watch as Dodgers right-handers Josh Beckett completes his first career no-hitter Sunday in Philly …

  22. Josh Beckett throws first career no-hitter against Phillies

    May 25, 2014, 3:58 PM EDT

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    Dodgers right-hander Josh Beckett made history with nine no-hit innings Sunday afternoon at Citizens Bank Park.

  23. Jason Kipnis expected to return to Indians on Tuesday

    May 25, 2014, 3:45 PM EDT

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    The last-place Indians will get a boost this week. According to Paul Hoynes of the Cleveland Plain Dealer, star second baseman Jason Kipnis is on track to return from the 15-day disabled list Tuesday against the White Sox after playing one final minor league rehab game Monday at Triple-A Columbus.

  24. Angels demote fifth starter Matt Shoemaker to Triple-A and turn to lefty Wade LeBlanc

    May 25, 2014, 2:59 PM EDT

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    Matt Shoemaker has a solid 3.18 ERA and 1.15 WHIP in 22 2/3 total innings this season, but he yielded eight hits and three runs over five frames in a loss Saturday night to the Royals and so the Angels are going to try something different this week.

  25. Phillies lose Cody Asche to left hamstring strain, could call up third base prospect Maikel Franco

    May 25, 2014, 2:02 PM EDT

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    Phillies third baseman Cody Asche landed on the 15-day disabled list Sunday afternoon because of a left hamstring strain. Top prospect Maikel Franco may soon be called up to replace him.

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