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  1. Hisashi Iwakuma throws 45-pitch bullpen session

    Apr 13, 2014, 12:00 PM EDT

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    Mariners starter Hisashi Iwakuma took another step in the right direction Saturday in his rehabilitation from a strained middle finger, throwing 45 pitches off a bullpen mound.

  2. Alex Cobb lands on disabled list with left oblique strain

    Apr 13, 2014, 11:12 AM EDT

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    Rays starter Alex Cobb shut out the Reds for seven innings in Saturday’s 1-0 win and has now gone 15 1/3 innings without allowing a run. But it’s going to be a while before he can try to extend that streak.

  3. Jimmy Rollins dedicates walkoff homer to heckler

    Apr 13, 2014, 10:25 AM EDT

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    Phillies shortstop Jimmy Rollins drove a 10th-inning Dan Jennings pitch over the left field wall at Citizens Bank Park on Saturday night to give his club a 5-4 walkoff win over the visiting Marlins. As Rollins trotted out of the batter’s box to begin his celebratory stroll around the bases he appeared to shout something at his own dugout. Turns out …

  4. VIDEO: Jonathan Villar preserves Astros’ extra-innings lead with outstanding diving play

    Apr 13, 2014, 9:33 AM EDT

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    Watch as Astros shortstop Jonathan Villar flashes range and arm strength to keep his club on top of the Rangers in the bottom of the 10th inning Saturday night in Arlington, Texas …

  5. Settling the Score: Saturday’s results

    Apr 13, 2014, 8:56 AM EDT

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    It’s way early, but the Brewers sure look good. Star center fielder Carlos Gomez hit his fourth home run of the season, staff ace Yovani Gallardo put together his third straight quality start, and closer Francisco Rodriguez earned his fourth save in as many chances as the Brew Crew topped the Pirates 3-2 on Saturday night at a sold-out Miller Park.

  6. VIDEO: Bryce Harper crushes first home run of 2014

    Apr 9, 2014, 11:24 PM EDT

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    Bryce Harper entered Wednesday’s game against the Marlins in a 4-for-25 (.160) season-opening slump, but he snapped out of it in loud fashion with this towering fourth-inning blast …

  7. A’s prospect Addison Russell diagnosed with torn hamstring

    Apr 9, 2014, 10:17 PM EDT

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    From Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports comes word that A’s shortstop prospect Addison Russell has been diagnosed with a Grade 3 hamstring strain — it’s a tear, really — and will be out at least a month.

  8. VIDEO: Andrelton Simmons shows off his arm strength

    Apr 9, 2014, 9:22 PM EDT

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    This isn’t the prettiest play you’ll ever see from Braves shortstop Andrelton Simmons, but it sure was impressive …

  9. James Paxton placed on disabled list with left lat strain

    Apr 9, 2014, 8:30 PM EDT

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    Mariners left-handed starter James Paxton owns a ridiculous 1.75 ERA and 0.83 WHIP through his first 36 innings at the major league level. But it’s going to be a while before he gets to add to that stat line. He was placed on the disabled list Wednesday with a lat strain.

  10. Casey Janssen throws “impressive” bullpen session, nearing return from abdominal injury

    Apr 9, 2014, 7:58 PM EDT

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    Blue Jays closer Casey Janssen is almost fully recovered from his late-spring left abdominal strain. John Lott of Canada’s National Post reports that the right-hander threw a bullpen session on Wednesday afternoon, which manager John Gibbons called “impressive.”

  11. Dodgers activate Josh Beckett for Wednesday start

    Apr 9, 2014, 7:03 PM EDT

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    Josh Beckett has been activated from the disabled list and will make his first start since May 2013 on Wednesday night against the Tigers.

  12. Josh Hamilton needs thumb surgery, out 6-8 weeks

    Apr 9, 2014, 6:17 PM EDT

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    As first reported by Mike DiGiovanna of the Los Angeles Times, outfielder Josh Hamilton has been diagnosed with a complete tear of the ulnar collateral ligament in his left thumb along with a torn capsule. He needs surgery and will be sidelined for the next 6-8 weeks.

  13. Giants cut off extension talks with Pablo Sandoval

    Apr 8, 2014, 11:25 PM EDT

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    The Giants have tabled extension talks with third baseman Pablo Sandoval, who is scheduled to become a free agent five days after the conclusion of the 2014 World Series.

  14. VIDEO: Joey Votto does hilarious interview in Royal Canadian Mounted Police costume

    Apr 8, 2014, 10:03 PM EDT

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    Reds first baseman Joey Votto said in February that he wants Cincinnati baseball fans to get to know him better and that his workmanlike approach might have kept that from happening in his first several years with the club. If this is the real Joey Votto — dry-witted but goofy — we’d love to see more and more …

  15. Mat Latos’ return delayed by elbow inflammation

    Apr 8, 2014, 9:14 PM EDT

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    According to beat writer John Fay of the Cincinnati Enquirer, Latos had to be scratched from a scheduled rehab start Tuesday night at Triple-A Louisville due to inflammation in his right elbow.

  16. VIDEO: Ryan Braun slugs his third home run of the day

    Apr 8, 2014, 8:21 PM EDT

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    Ryan Braun drew heavy boos from the Citizens Bank Park crowd as the lineups were introduced before the Phillies’ home opener on Tuesday. He then quieted those folks again, again, and again …

  17. Adorable photo: Matt Cain and Batkid

    Apr 8, 2014, 7:37 PM EDT

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    From Katie Dowd of the San Francisco Chronicle comes this adorable photo of Batkid — a five-year-old named Miles Scott who beat leukemia — being guided to the mound by Matt Cain to throw out the ceremonial first pitch before the Giants’ home opener Tuesday against the Diamondbacks.

  18. Matt Moore placed on disabled list with left elbow injury, will visit Dr. James Andrews

    Apr 8, 2014, 6:59 PM EDT

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    Concerning news here on Rays left-hander Matt Moore, who left his start Monday against the Royals due to left elbow discomfort and was officially placed on the 15-day disabled list Tuesday …

  19. Angels reliever Brian Moran to have Tommy John surgery

    Apr 8, 2014, 6:13 PM EDT

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    Another hour, another Tommy John surgery. Alden Gonzalez of MLB.com reports that Angels left-hander Brian Moran — acquired from the Blue Jays in December’s Rule 5 Draft — needs the reconstructive elbow surgery.

  20. Dexter Fowler sent home “indefinitely” with gastroenteritis

    Apr 6, 2014, 5:25 PM EDT

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    Astros center fielder Dexter Fowler got off to a hot start this season, but he has been away from the team since Friday because of a bad stomach virus and there is no return date.

  21. Dodgers get Colt Hynes from Indians for Duke von Schamann

    Apr 6, 2014, 4:38 PM EDT

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    Some 80-grade names in this minor trade executed Sunday between the Dodgers and Indians …

  22. Darnell McDonald announces retirement on Instagram

    Apr 6, 2014, 3:43 PM EDT

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    Darnell McDonald announced his retirement from professional baseball in a unique way on Saturday night, using Instagram — or rather Flipagram — to produce a pictorial of his career highlights …

  23. Yu Darvish breaks an MLB strikeouts record

    Apr 6, 2014, 2:50 PM EDT

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    Rangers ace Yu Darvish reached a pretty cool milestone and broke a 13-year-old major league record in the process Sunday in his 2014 regular-season debut against the Rays …

  24. Pirates top pitching prospect Jameson Taillon will undergo Tommy John elbow surgery

    Apr 6, 2014, 1:59 PM EDT

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    As first relayed by Bill Brink of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Pirates top pitching prospect Jameson Taillon needs Tommy John reconstructive surgery on his right elbow. The procedure will be performed this week by Dr. David Altchek at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York.

  25. Doug Fister plays catch for first time since lat strain

    Apr 6, 2014, 1:05 PM EDT

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    Finally a dose of positive news for the Nationals. According to Adam Kilgore of the Washington Post, right-hander Doug Fister played catch Sunday for the first time since suffering a lat strain on March 27.

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