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  1. Dodgers activate Hyun-Jin Ryu for Wednesday start

    May 21, 2014, 7:15 PM EDT

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    Dodgers left-hander Hyun-Jin Ryu will return Wednesday night against the Mets after missing around three weeks because of inflammation in his throwing shoulder.

  2. VIDEO: Indians sweep Tigers on walkoff balk

    May 21, 2014, 6:21 PM EDT

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    Watch as the Indians complete a three-game sweep of the division-rival Tigers courtesy of a walkoff balk in the bottom of the 13th inning Wednesday afternoon at Cleveland’s Progressive Field …

  3. Chris Sale likely to be activated this week

    May 20, 2014, 11:29 PM EDT

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    White Sox ace Chris Sale struck out 11 batters over four scoreless innings in a rehab start Friday night at Triple-A Charlotte and then threw a 20-pitch bullpen session on Tuesday afternoon. If he wakes up Wednesday with no abnormal soreness, the lefty could be activated from the disabled list during this weekend’s four-game series against the Yankees.

  4. Chris Davis homers three times in O’s rout of Pirates

    May 20, 2014, 10:23 PM EDT

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    Orioles slugger Chris Davis entered Tuesday night’s series opener against the Pirates with just three home runs on the year. He doubled that total in three straight at-bats as the O’s routed the host Bucs.

  5. Jason Kipnis will begin rehab assignment Friday, aiming to return to Indians on May 26

    May 20, 2014, 9:18 PM EDT

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    Some positive news here for the Indians, who sit at the very bottom of the AL Central standings. Paul Hoynes of the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports that star second baseman Jason Kipnis — who’s been on the disabled list since April 30 with a right oblique strain — has been cleared to begin a minor league rehab assignment on Friday with Triple-A Columbus.

  6. Angels activate David Freese from the disabled list

    May 20, 2014, 8:24 PM EDT

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    David Freese is back in the Angels’ starting lineup on Tuesday night against the Astros after missing a little over two weeks with a fracture in his right middle finger.

  7. Tim Hudson expects to return to Giants’ rotation Thursday

    May 20, 2014, 7:37 PM EDT

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    Tim Hudson was scratched from his scheduled start Friday night against the Marlins due to a strained right hip. But it was apparently only a minor injury because he’s aiming to return this Thursday.

  8. Miguel Olivo went all Mike Tyson on Alex Guerrero in a fight Tuesday at AAA Albuquerque

    May 20, 2014, 7:02 PM EDT

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    Miguel Olivo reportedly bit the ear of Dodgers infield prospect Alex Guerrero in a brawl Tuesday at Triple-A Albuquerque and Guerrero needed emergency plastic surgery.

  9. Cliff Lee undergoing MRI on left elbow

    May 20, 2014, 6:35 PM EDT

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    No pitcher is safe from the elbow injury epidemic. According to’s Jim Salisbury, Phillies ace Cliff Lee underwent an MRI on his left elbow Tuesday after complaining of discomfort.

  10. Cardinals activate Jason Motte

    May 20, 2014, 6:11 PM EDT

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    Jason Motte will be available out of the Cardinals’ bullpen on Tuesday night for the first time since the 2012 postseason.

  11. Astros’ Jose Cisnero needs Tommy John surgery

    May 13, 2014, 10:58 PM EDT

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    He doesn’t quite carry the profile of a Kris Medlen or Jose Fernandez or A.J. Griffin or Matt Moore, but you can add Astros reliever Jose Cisnero to the long list of young pitchers requiring Tommy John surgery. CSN Houston’s Julia Morales reports that Cisnero is scheduled to undergo the reconstructive elbow procedure next week in Texas.

  12. Cardinals could recall Kolten Wong soon

    May 13, 2014, 9:41 PM EDT

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    Kolten Wong opened the 2014 season as the Cardinals’ starting second baseman, but he lost that job after batting .225/.276/.268 over his first 76 plate appearances and was officially demoted to Triple-A Memphis on April 27. He could be on his way back.

  13. Lucas Duda also claims to have been given food poisoning from Shake Shack at Citi Field

    May 13, 2014, 8:35 PM EDT

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    Phillies manager Ryne Sandberg lost six pounds in two days, and blamed it on a hamburger he ate this past weekend at the Mets’ Citi Field. Now he has a corroborator, and it’s someone from the home team.

  14. Yankees’ Chase Whitley to make MLB debut Thursday

    May 13, 2014, 7:59 PM EDT

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    As first reported by Chris Cotillo of MLB Daily Dish, the Yankees are planning to promote 24-year-old right-handed pitcher Chase Whitley from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre on Thursday afternoon to start the club’s series finale against the Mets. It will be his major league debut.

  15. Jason Motte delivers a scoreless inning in his first rehab appearance at AAA Memphis

    May 13, 2014, 7:04 PM EDT

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    Jason Motte — who needed Tommy John reconstructive elbow surgery last spring and had to miss the entire 2013 season — is very close to rejoining the Cardinals’ bullpen.

  16. Padres activate Carlos Quentin from the disabled list

    May 13, 2014, 6:17 PM EDT

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    Carlos Quentin is in the Padres’ starting lineup on Tuesday night in Cincinnati after missing the first six weeks of the 2014 regular season with a left knee injury.

  17. Brandon Belt will have pins inserted into broken thumb

    May 11, 2014, 5:28 PM EDT

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    Giants first baseman Brandon Belt was placed on the disabled list on Saturday morning with a broken left thumb that he suffered Friday night when he was struck by a Paul Maholm pitch. After a visit with hand specialist Dr. Tim McAdams, the situation is looking even grimmer.

  18. Aroldis Chapman fans three batters, earns save vs. Rockies in his 2014 regular season debut

    May 11, 2014, 4:35 PM EDT

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    Aroldis Chapman made a triumphant return to the Reds’ bullpen Sunday afternoon at Great American Ball Park, earning a save and striking out three in his first appearance of the 2014 regular season.

  19. Blue Jays get Kenny Wilson back from Twins

    May 11, 2014, 4:01 PM EDT

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    As first reported by’s Rhett Bollinger, outfielder Kenny Wilson is headed back to the Blue Jays on another waiver claim. He was claimed away from Toronto by the Twins on April 24, but the Twins cut him from their 40-man roster late last week.

  20. Martin Perez getting MRI for left elbow discomfort

    May 11, 2014, 3:17 PM EDT

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    Rangers left-hander Martin Perez has discomfort in his pitching elbow and will undergo an MRI.

  21. Aramis Ramirez headed to DL with strained left hamstring

    May 11, 2014, 2:33 PM EDT

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    Aramis Ramirez was lifted from the Brewers’ game Saturday against the Yankees after straining his left hamstring while ranging for a groundball on the infield and will be placed on the 15-day disabled list before Tuesday night’s series-opener versus the Pirates.

  22. Yankees lose CC Sabathia to right knee injury

    May 11, 2014, 1:25 PM EDT

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    Yankees left-hander CC Sabathia complained of discomfort in his landing (right) knee after allowing eight hits — including three home runs — over 5 1/3 innings in a loss to the Brewers on Saturday at Miller Park, so he was sent for an MRI and then placed on the 15-day disabled list Sunday morning after the exam results showed inflammation and fluid buildup.

  23. Chris Davis back in Orioles’ lineup Sunday after missing 15 days with a strained left oblique

    May 11, 2014, 12:42 PM EDT

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    Orioles slugger Chris Davis is back in Baltimore’s starting lineup on Sunday afternoon against the Astros after spending the minimum 15 days on the disabled list with a left oblique strain. He is batting third and starting at first base as the O’s try to finish off a three-game sweep of the visiting Astros.

  24. Blue Jays activate closer Casey Janssen from disabled list

    May 11, 2014, 11:50 AM EDT

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    From Ben Nicholson-Smith of Canada’s comes word that the Blue Jays have activated closer Casey Janssen off the 15-day disabled list in time for Sunday’s afternoon game against the Angels.

  25. MLB using pink baseballs for Mother’s Day

    May 11, 2014, 11:04 AM EDT

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    Here’s a look at the special baseballs that will be used for Mother’s Day, from MLB’s public relations department …

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