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  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. 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.

  11. 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 …

  12. 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.

  13. 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.

  14. 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.

  15. 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.

  16. Mike Napoli lands on disabled list with sprained finger

    May 25, 2014, 1:15 PM EDT

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    As first relayed by Tim Britton of the Providence Journal, the Red Sox have placed first baseman Mike Napoli on the 15-day disabled list because of ongoing problems with his sprained left ring finger. Napoli dislocated the finger on a dive into the second base bag back in mid-April.

  17. Cubs sign Manny Ramirez to be player-coach at AAA Iowa

    May 25, 2014, 12:31 PM EDT

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    Mark D. Gonzales of the Chicago Tribune reports that the Cubs have signed — or, more appropriately, “hired” — veteran slugger Manny Ramirez to be a player-coach for their Triple-A affiliate in Iowa. There are no designs for him to make it to Chicago.

  18. Blue Jays among teams scouting Cubs ace Jeff Samardzija

    May 25, 2014, 11:54 AM EDT

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    Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe reports that the American League East-leading Blue Jays are among the teams with interest in trading for Cubs right-hander Jeff Samardzija.

  19. Nationals activate Adam LaRoche from the disabled list

    May 25, 2014, 11:07 AM EDT

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    Adam LaRoche is back in the Nationals’ starting lineup Sunday in Pittsburgh after missing 15 days with a right quadriceps strain.

  20. Matt Cain scratched from Monday start vs. Cubs

    May 25, 2014, 10:24 AM EDT

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    Giants right-hander Matt Cain had to cut a bullpen session short on Saturday afternoon due to lingering discomfort in his right hamstring and now Andrew Baggarly of CSNBayArea.com reports that he has been scratched from his next turn in the San Francisco starting rotation, Monday against the Cubs.

  21. George Springer homers twice in return to Astros’ lineup

    May 25, 2014, 9:38 AM EDT

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    George Springer was held out of the Astros’ starting lineup on Thursday and Friday after tweaking his hip flexor when he was picked off at first base by Angels starter Jered Weaver in the top of the ninth inning Wednesday night in Anaheim. He returned to action on Saturday and appeared refreshed, homering twice and driving in five total runs …

  22. Settling the Score: Saturday’s results

    May 25, 2014, 8:53 AM EDT

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    The biggest story from Saturday was the defending-champion Red Sox losing their ninth straight game. On the very opposite end of the American League East standings the Blue Jays won their fifth straight game, with R.A. Dickey pitching a season-high 8 1/3 innings and Brett Lawrie homering in a 5-2 defeat of the host Oakland A’s.

  23. Matt Cain leaves start after suffering hamstring strain

    May 21, 2014, 11:22 PM EDT

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    Giants right-hander Matt Cain was removed after three innings Wednesday night against the Rockies after suffering a right hamstring strain on his final pitch of the top of the third. This according to CSNBayArea.com’s Andrew Baggarly.

  24. Pirates closer Jason Grilli on track to return Saturday

    May 21, 2014, 10:35 PM EDT

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    Jason Grilli threw a successful 20-pitch simulated inning on Wednesday and is expected to return to the Pirates’ bullpen this weekend.

  25. VIDEO: Giancarlo Stanton lays out on bases-loaded catch

    May 21, 2014, 9:49 PM EDT

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    Marlins right fielder Giancarlo Stanton robbed the Phillies of multiple runs with this bases-loaded diving grab in the top of the fifth inning Wednesday night in Miami …

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