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  1. Carlos Beltran expected to return to Yankees on Thursday

    Jun 4, 2014, 8:43 PM EDT

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    Some good news here for the 29-28 Yankees. According to’s Bryan Hoch, veteran outfielder Carlos Beltran will meet up with the Yankees on Thursday in Oakland and could be activated from the disabled list for Thursday afternoon’s series-finale against the A’s.

  2. Matt Cain cleared to return to Giants’ rotation Friday

    Jun 4, 2014, 7:59 PM EDT

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    Matt Cain has been cleared to return to the Giants’ starting rotation on Friday after missing two turns due to a mild hamstring strain.

  3. Pirates deny reports that top prospect Gregory Polanco will be joining the MLB roster on Friday

    Jun 4, 2014, 7:00 PM EDT

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    As first reported on Wednesday afternoon by Tim Williams of and then later confirmed by FOX Sports’ Ken Rosenthal, the Pirates will call up top outfield prospect Gregory Polanco before their series-opener Friday night at home against the NL Central-leading Brewers.

  4. MRI comes back clean on Mike Trout’s sore back

    Jun 4, 2014, 6:21 PM EDT

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    Angels superstar center fielder Mike Trout was removed from Tuesday’s game against the Astros due to lingering stiffness in the middle of his back and he is not in Anaheim’s starting lineup on Wednesday night. But the situation is looking up.

  5. VIDEO: Jon Singleton homers in major league debut

    Jun 4, 2014, 12:01 AM EDT

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    Astros first base prospect Jon Singleton was promoted to the majors on Tuesday after agreeing to a five-year contract worth just $10 million guaranteed and homered in his fourth major league at-bat …

  6. Aramis Ramirez will return to Brewers on Wednesday

    Jun 3, 2014, 11:47 PM EDT

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    Brewers third baseman Aramis Ramirez is set to return from the disabled list on Wednesday after missing four weeks with a left hamstring strain.

  7. Fan falls out of TGI Fridays, into bullpen, in Milwaukee

    Jun 3, 2014, 11:03 PM EDT

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    A fan fell from a lower-level restaurant Tuesday during the Brewers’ home game against the Twins at Miller Park in Milwaukee.

  8. Rockies calling up pitching prospect Eddie Butler

    Jun 3, 2014, 10:25 PM EDT

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    The Rockies have a major league-best .801 OPS here on June 3, but their staff ERA of 4.24 ranks 26th out of 30. A move will be made later this week to hopefully boost the pitching end of things. According to’s Thomas Harding, the Rockies plan to call up top prospect Eddie Butler on Friday.

  9. Matt Harrison undergoes spinal fusion surgery, which could threaten his baseball career

    Jun 3, 2014, 9:52 PM EDT

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    Matt Harrison has been limited to two starts over the past two seasons because of lingering back issues, and now his career might be in jeopardy. Anthony Andro of reports that Harrison underwent lumbar disc fusion surgery on Tuesday in Dallas, Texas.

  10. Mike Trout leaves game with lingering back injury

    Jun 3, 2014, 9:20 PM EDT

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    Angels outfielder Mike Trout sat out Saturday and Sunday in Oakland because of stiffness in his back. He tried to return for Tuesday’s series-opener in Houston, but that stiffness hasn’t gone away …

  11. VIDEO: Kolten Wong slugs grand slam off James Shields for his first major league home run

    Jun 3, 2014, 8:34 PM EDT

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    Cardinals second baseman Kolten Wong was named the National League Rookie of the Month for May and celebrated Tuesday with this grand slam off Royals starter James Shields …

  12. Jurickson Profar doesn’t expect to play this season

    Jun 3, 2014, 7:41 PM EDT

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    The bad news keeps rolling in for the Rangers. Jurickson Profar was in Texas’ clubhouse before Tuesday night’s series-opener against the Orioles and acknowledged to Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram that the recent re-aggravation of his teres major muscle strain will likely prevent him from appearing in a game this season.

  13. Jason Lane returns to the major leagues as a reliever

    Jun 3, 2014, 6:53 PM EDT

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    The last time Jason Lane appeared in a major league game was October 1, 2007, as a backup outfielder for the Padres. Now he’s back in San Diego, almost seven years later, as a lefty reliever …

  14. Nelson Cruz back in Orioles’ lineup after HBP scare

    Jun 3, 2014, 6:08 PM EDT

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    You could hear the collective shriek from Orioles fans on Sunday when Nelson Cruz was struck on the left hand by a Scott Feldman fastball. But all is well. Cruz is in the Orioles’ starting lineup for Tuesday night’s series-opener against the Rangers.

  15. VIDEO: Manny Machado slugs grand slam

    Jun 1, 2014, 5:14 PM EDT

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    Orioles third baseman Manny Machado nearly doubled his season RBI total with this four-run blast Sunday afternoon in Baltimore’s ongoing rout of the host Astros at Minute Maid Park …

  16. Edwin Encarnacion starts June with a bang, launching 19th home run in win over Royals

    Jun 1, 2014, 4:19 PM EDT

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    Edwin Encarnacion had a massive month of May for the American League East-leading Blue Jays, posting a 1.176 OPS with 16 home runs and 33 RBI in 30 games. And he’s off to a great start now in June.

  17. Mike Trout missing second straight game with stiff back

    Jun 1, 2014, 3:22 PM EDT

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    Mike Trout is out of the Angels’ starting lineup again on Sunday against the A’s because of lingering stiffness in his back.

  18. White Sox slugger Jose Abreu to be activated Monday

    Jun 1, 2014, 2:36 PM EDT

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    The White Sox fell back under the .500 mark with Saturday’s loss to the Padres, but they’re still in second place in the American League Central standings and will get a big boost this week.’s Scott Merkin reports that first baseman Jose Abreu will be activated from the disabled list Monday.

  19. Marlins acquire reliever Bryan Morris from Pirates for 39th overall pick in this week’s draft

    Jun 1, 2014, 1:49 PM EDT

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    From Juan C. Rodriguez of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel comes word that the Marlins have acquired right-handed reliever Bryan Morris from the Pirates in exchange for their competitive balance pick in the 2014 MLB Amateur Draft, which gets underway this Thursday evening.

  20. Red Sox call up infield prospect Garin Cecchini

    Jun 1, 2014, 1:05 PM EDT

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    As first reported late Saturday night by WEEI’s Alex Speier, the Red Sox have promoted infield prospect Garin Cecchini from their Triple-A club in Pawtucket, Rhode Island. Alex Wilson was optioned to Pawtucket in a corresponding roster move.

  21. Wil Myers lands on disabled list with sprained right wrist

    Jun 1, 2014, 12:18 PM EDT

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    Rays outfielder Wil Myers has landed on the 15-day disabled list with a right wrist sprain that he suffered Friday night at Fenway Park.

  22. Marlins lose Jarrod Saltalamacchia to concussion

    Jun 1, 2014, 11:33 AM EDT

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    Marlins catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia, who hit a deep hitting slump in May, has been placed on the 7-day concussion disabled list.

  23. Mike Moustakas recalled from AAA Omaha

    Jun 1, 2014, 10:59 AM EDT

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    Andy McCullough of the Kansas City Star reports that the Royals placed infielder Danny Valencia on the 15-day disabled list Sunday with a wrist injury and recalled third baseman Mike Moustakas from Triple-A Omaha in a corresponding 25-man roster move.

  24. Astros top pitching prospect Mark Appel lit up in return to rotation at High-A Lancaster

    Jun 1, 2014, 10:14 AM EDT

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    Mark Appel, the first overall pick in the 2013 MLB Amateur Draft, was demoted from the starting rotation at High-A Lancaster on April 25 and sent back to extended spring training after posting ugly numbers over his first four appearances. His first start back went even more poorly.

  25. Johnny Cueto broke A.J. Pollock’s right hand

    Jun 1, 2014, 9:38 AM EDT

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    Some unfortunate news here for the Diamondbacks. As relayed by Jack Magruder of FOX Sports Arizona, center fielder and primary leadoff man A.J. Pollock suffered a fractured fourth metacarpal on his right hand Saturday when he was struck by a pitch from Reds starter Johnny Cueto.

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