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  1. Carlos Gonzalez expected to be activated Friday

    Jul 9, 2014, 11:21 PM EDT

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    Rockies outfielder Carlos Gonzalez is 3-for-6 with a double, a homer, and three RBI through two games on his minor league rehab assignment with the Triple-A Colorado Springs Sky Sox and is on track to be activated from the disabled list this Friday according to Patrick Saunders of the Denver Post.

  2. Reds lose Brandon Phillips, Billy Hamilton to injuries

    Jul 9, 2014, 10:33 PM EDT

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    The Reds are one of the hottest teams in baseball and beat the Cubs on Wednesday night by a score of 4-1, but there won’t be much of a celebratory mood in the clubhouse afterward …

  3. The Rockies “aren’t looking around very hard” for a trade of star shortstop Troy Tulowitzki

    Jul 9, 2014, 9:45 PM EDT

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    Rockies shortstop Troy Tulowitzki hinted to Mark Kizsla of the Denver Post last week that he would like to be traded to a contender. But it doesn’t sound like the Rockies front office will grant him that wish this summer.

  4. Adam Lind out 6-8 weeks with fracture in right foot

    Jul 9, 2014, 8:52 PM EDT

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    Some rough news here for the slumping Blue Jays. MLB.com’s Gregor Chisholm reports Adam Lind has been diagnosed with a non-displaced fracture in his right foot and is expected to miss the next 6-8 weeks.

  5. VIDEO: Jackie Bradley Jr. takes flight for outstanding catch

    Jul 9, 2014, 8:05 PM EDT

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    They say humans can’t fly. Jackie Bradley Jr. begs to differ …

  6. Koji Uehara replaces injured starter Masahiro Tanaka on the American League All-Star team

    Jul 9, 2014, 7:59 PM EDT

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    Red Sox closer Koji Uehara has been named to the American League All-Star roster in place of Yankees ace Masahiro Tanaka, who is on the disabled list with a right elbow injury.

  7. VIDEO: Paul Goldschmidt hits walkoff two-run double

    Jul 9, 2014, 7:10 PM EDT

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    Watch as Diamondbacks first baseman Paul Goldschmidt sent his team to a Wednesday afternoon walkoff defeat of the visiting Marlins with this two-run double to left-center field …

  8. Brett Gardner out Wednesday with lower abdominal strain

    Jul 9, 2014, 6:27 PM EDT

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    As first relayed by MLB.com’s Bryan Hoch, left fielder Brett Gardner is out of the Yankees’ starting lineup on Wednesday night against the Indians due to a lower abdominal strain. Gardner first thought it was a groin strain, but that more-severe injury has already been ruled out by a team physician.

  9. CSNBayArea’s exclusive interview with Billy Beane

    Jul 8, 2014, 11:59 PM EDT

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    Here’s part one of an exclusive interview that Joe Stiglich of CSNBayArea.com conducted this week with Billy Beane, general manager of the team with the best record in the majors …

  10. VIDEO: Miguel Cabrera cranks an RBI triple

    Jul 8, 2014, 11:03 PM EDT

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    Watch as Tigers slugger Miguel Cabrera finds Comerica Park’s right-center field gap and races in front of a looping throw for a seventh-inning triple Tuesday night against the Dodgers …

  11. Cole Hamels can be traded to nine teams without consent

    Jul 8, 2014, 10:20 PM EDT

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    When left-hander Cole Hamels inked a six-year, $144 million contract extension with the Phillies in late July 2012, he was given the right to veto a trade to 20 out of Major League Baseball’s 30 teams. FOX Sports has dug up nine of the 10 he can be dealt to without consent.

  12. Brian McCann on New York: “I absolutely love it here”

    Jul 8, 2014, 9:31 PM EDT

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    Braves first base coach Terry Pendleton told the New York Post earlier this week that he feels like Brian McCann — who’s struggled in his first year with the Yankees — will “never be comfortable” in New York because “New York is not Brian.” McCann was asked about those comments before the Yankees’ game Tuesday evening against the Indians.

  13. Yu Darvish struck in head by batting practice ball

    Jul 8, 2014, 8:44 PM EDT

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    Rangers ace Yu Darvish took a stray batting practice off the side of his head on Tuesday evening, but he’s expected to be fine for his start on Wednesday against the Astros.

  14. Cardinals “looking for offense” … not Jake Peavy

    Jul 8, 2014, 7:58 PM EDT

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    ESPN’s Jayson Stark and Gordon Edes reported Tuesday afternoon that the Cardinals were interested in acquiring veteran right-handed starter Jake Peavy from the last-place Red Sox, with Stark predicting that a trade could come together quickly. But it doesn’t sound like there’s a fit.

  15. 2014 Home Run Derby participants …

    Jul 8, 2014, 7:05 PM EDT

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    Home Run Derby league captains Troy Tulowtizki and Jose Bautista just revealed four of their five choices for next week’s event live on ESPN’s Sportscenter. The final two participants for the 2014 Home Run Derby will be announced Thursday.

  16. Francisco Liriano (oblique) cleared to return to the Pirates’ starting rotation this weekend

    Jul 8, 2014, 6:29 PM EDT

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    Pirates left-hander Francisco Liriano was dominant in his rehab debut Monday at Triple-A Indianapolis, striking out eight batters and surrendering only three hits over six scoreless innings against the Phillies’ Triple-A affiliate from Lehigh Valley. His next start will be in the majors.

  17. Clint Barmes out 4-6 weeks with Grade 3 groin strain

    Jul 6, 2014, 5:19 PM EDT

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    Pirates infielder Clint Barmes will be out for the next 4-6 weeks after suffering a Grade 3 groin strain during batting practice Saturday.

  18. Twins top outfield prospect Byron Buxton returns to action Sunday at High-A Fort Myers

    Jul 6, 2014, 4:27 PM EDT

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    Twins outfielder Byron Buxton — rated the No. 1 prospect in the sport over the winter by MLB.com, Baseball Prospectus, and Baseball America — has appeared in only five live minor league games this season because of a left wrist injury that he initially suffered on March 16 while diving for a ball at spring training. But there’s some good news on that front.

  19. Cardinals GM John Mozeliak on Jaime Garcia: “I’m frustrated … you try to be patient with people”

    Jul 6, 2014, 3:33 PM EDT

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    Jaime Garcia has made just 16 starts since the beginning of the 2013 campaign and is scheduled to undergo season-ending surgery on his shoulder this week for thoracic outlet syndrome. Those facts alone would be ample reason for John Mozeliak to feel disappointed, but it sounds like a lack of communication from the 27-year-old southpaw is what’s truly bothering the normally calm and calculated general manager.

  20. Blue Jays claim Nolan Reimold off waivers from Orioles

    Jul 6, 2014, 2:57 PM EDT

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    From MASN’s Roch Kubatko comes word that the Blue Jays have claimed outfielder Nolan Reimold off waivers from the Orioles. Reimold was designated for assignment by Baltimore last week after his 20-day minor league rehab assignment window closed.

  21. Jon Niese diagnosed with left shoulder strain

    Jul 6, 2014, 2:01 PM EDT

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    Another ugly season for the Mets just got uglier. According to Adam Rubin of ESPN New York, starting pitcher Jon Niese has been diagnosed with a strained left shoulder and placed on the 15-day disabled list.

  22. Cardinals activate second baseman Kolten Wong

    Jul 6, 2014, 1:15 PM EDT

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    As first relayed by Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, the Cardinals have activated second baseman Kolten Wong from the 15-day disabled list and will bat him seventh in Sunday’s series finale against the Marlins. Shane Robinson was optioned to Triple-A Memphis to open a spot on the roster.

  23. Alfonso Soriano designated for assignment by Yankees

    Jul 6, 2014, 12:38 PM EDT

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    Alfonso Soriano’s second stint with the New York Yankees will end not with a bang but a whimper. Mark Feinsand of the New York Daily News reports that the veteran outfielder was designated for assignment on Sunday morning.

  24. Indians lose Michael Bourn to another left hamstring injury

    Jul 6, 2014, 12:13 PM EDT

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    Indians outfielder Michael Bourn has been placed on the 15-day disabled list after again injuring his left hamstring.

  25. Yankees acquire Brandon McCarthy from Diamondbacks

    Jul 6, 2014, 11:29 AM EDT

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    As first reported by Chris Cotillo of MLB Daily Dish, the Yankees have acquired right-handed starting pitcher Brandon McCarthy from the Diamondbacks. Mark Feinsand of the New York Daily News says pitcher Vidal Nuno is headed to Arizona in return.

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