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  1. 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.

  2. Will Middlebrooks lands on disabled list with calf strain

    Apr 6, 2014, 12:18 PM EDT

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    From Michael Silverman of the Boston Herald comes word that the Red Sox have placed third baseman Will Middlebrooks on the 15-day disabled list with a Grade 1 right calf strain. Brock Holt was recalled from Triple-A Pawtucket.

  3. Ryan Braun back in Brewers’ lineup on Sunday, will attempt to play through right thumb injury

    Apr 6, 2014, 11:34 AM EDT

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    Ryan Braun is batting third and playing right field on Sunday against the Red Sox as he attempt to play through lingering numbness in his right thumb.

  4. Nationals place Scott Hairston on disabled list

    Apr 6, 2014, 11:17 AM EDT

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    The Nationals made a roster change before Sunday’s series-finale against the Braves, placing Scott Hairston on the disabled list and recalling Tyler Moore from Triple-A Syracuse.

  5. Jon Niese activated from disabled list for Sunday start

    Apr 6, 2014, 10:53 AM EDT

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    Mets left-hander Jon Niese was officially activated from the 15-day disabled list on Saturday night and will make his 2014 regular-season debut in Sunday afternoon’s series finale against the Reds.

  6. Bryce Harper out of Nationals starting lineup Sunday, admits that he is feeling “pretty lost”

    Apr 6, 2014, 10:21 AM EDT

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    Bryce Harper went 0-for-4 in Saturday night’s 6-2 loss to the Braves and acknowledged to CSN Washington’s Mark Zuckerman after the game that he’s feeling “pretty lost right now, actually.” He will sit out Sunday.

  7. VIDEO: B.J. Upton made an impressive throw

    Apr 6, 2014, 9:37 AM EDT

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    Braves outfielder B.J. Upton is 3-for-21 with 11 strikeouts this season, but he went 2-for-5 with a double on Saturday night against the Nationals and also unleashed this perfect throw from center field to cut down Jose Lobaton at home plate in the bottom of the fifth inning …

  8. Settling the Score: Saturday’s results

    Apr 6, 2014, 8:54 AM EDT

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    Jose Fernandez starts have become must-see events for both casual and serious baseball fans. The 21-year-old right-hander was again in fine form on Saturday night …

  9. Derek Holland throws off mound for first time since January microfracture knee surgery

    Apr 2, 2014, 11:21 PM EDT

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    Richard Durrett of ESPN Dallas reports that Rangers left-hander Derek Holland threw a 25-pitch bullpen session on Wednesday afternoon at Globe Life Park in Arlington, Texas — his first time atop a mound since he underwent microfracture surgery on his left knee back on January 10.

  10. VIDEO: Giancarlo Stanton hits his first home run of 2014

    Apr 2, 2014, 10:04 PM EDT

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    Watch as Marlins slugger Giancarlo Stanton drives an 0-1 pitch from Rockies starter Jordan Lyles into the right-field bullpen on Wednesday night in Miami.

  11. Mets’ Chris Young leaves game with quad tightness

    Apr 2, 2014, 9:17 PM EDT

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    Mets outfielder Chris Young sat out of Monday’s regular-season opener because of a right quadriceps strain that he suffered during the team’s late-March exhibition games against the Blue Jays in Montreal. And he is obviously not over the injury yet.

  12. Astros’ farewell gifts to Derek Jeter: golf clubs, cowboy hat, and a pair of pinstriped boots

    Apr 2, 2014, 8:21 PM EDT

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    Like Chipper Jones and Mariano Rivera before him, Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter is going to receive gifts at every road park he visits during his farewell season. First up is Houston.

  13. Doug Fister expected to resume throwing Thursday

    Apr 2, 2014, 7:08 PM EDT

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    According to Mark Zuckerman of CSNWashington.com, Doug Fister is expected to resume throwing on Thursday — first with light tosses from 60 feet on flat ground before eventually moving on to bullpen sessions. He is on his way back from lat and elbow injuries.

  14. David Ortiz denies that his “selfie” with President Barack Obama was a promotional stunt

    Apr 2, 2014, 6:20 PM EDT

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    David Ortiz is denying that Samsung had anything to do with it — other than providing him the phone on which he captured and tweeted the now-famous photograph.

  15. Blue Jays sign Juan Francisco to minor league deal

    Apr 1, 2014, 11:29 PM EDT

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    Hector Gomez of sports radio program ZDeportes in the Dominican Republic reports that the Blue Jays have agreed to terms on a minor league contract with free agent corner infielder Juan Francisco.

  16. Brian Wilson lands on disabled list with elbow issue

    Apr 1, 2014, 10:37 PM EDT

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    As first reported by Eric Stephen of SB Nation’s True Blue LA, the Dodgers are placing right-handed setup man Brian Wilson on the 15-day disabled list because of nerve irritation in his pitching elbow.

  17. Wilson Ramos expected to undergo hamate bone surgery Wednesday, will miss 4-8 weeks

    Apr 1, 2014, 9:41 PM EDT

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    Nationals catcher Wilson Ramos is expected to undergo power-sapping hamate bone surgery on Wednesday morning.

  18. A’s rained out at home for first time since 1998

    Apr 1, 2014, 9:05 PM EDT

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    Tuesday night’s game between the Indians and A’s had to be postponed due to storms in the Oakland area. A rarity.

  19. Yu Darvish throws an 89-pitch bullpen session, nearing return to Rangers’ starting rotation

    Apr 1, 2014, 8:32 PM EDT

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    Rangers ace Yu Darvish took a big step in the right direction Tuesday in his recovery from a late-spring neck injury.

  20. Yasiel Puig slugs his first home run of the year

    Apr 1, 2014, 7:40 PM EDT

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    Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig drove a 2-1 pitch to the Western Metal Supply Co. building at Petco Park for his first home run of the year Tuesday against Padres starter Ian Kennedy. Quite a teammate, eh?

  21. Clayton Kershaw placed on “submaximal throwing program,” now likely to miss all of April

    Apr 1, 2014, 6:53 PM EDT

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    Clayton Kershaw, out with a back injury, has been placed on a “submaximal throwing program” and may miss all of April.

  22. MRI shows mild inflammation in Jose Reyes’ hamstring

    Apr 1, 2014, 6:14 PM EDT

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    Blue Jays management received promising news Tuesday on the injured hamstring of shortstop Jose Reyes.

  23. 2014 Preview: St. Louis Cardinals

    Mar 30, 2014, 9:47 PM EDT

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    Between now and Opening Day, HardballTalk will take a look at each of baseball’s 30 teams, asking the key questions, the not-so-key questions, and generally breaking down their chances for the 2014 season. Next up: The St. Louis Cardinals. The Big Question: Another World Series run? The Cardinals have made the playoffs 10 times since 2000 and…

  24. Opening Night lineups: Dodgers vs. Padres

    Mar 30, 2014, 5:15 PM EDT

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    Here are the starting lineups for MLB’s “Opening Night” game Sunday between the Dodgers and Padres at San Diego’s Petco Park. First pitch is scheduled for just after 8:05 p.m. ET on ESPN. Los Angeles Dodgers LF Carl Crawford RF Yasiel Puig SS Hanley Ramirez 1B Adrian Gonzalez CF Andre Ethier 3B Juan Uribe C…

  25. Omar Infante cleared for Opening Day despite battling elbow, shoulder problems all spring

    Mar 30, 2014, 4:32 PM EDT

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    Andy McCullough of the Kansas City Star has the update … Omar Infante still feels a pinch in his right elbow when he swings and throws, but he said he is good to go. The 25-man roster is set. — Andy McCullough (@McCulloughStar) March 30, 2014 Infante also dealt with some right shoulder inflammation early…

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