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  1. 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 Sportsnet.ca 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.

  2. 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 …

  3. Marlins designate Carlos Marmol for assignment

    May 11, 2014, 10:25 AM EDT

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    The Marlins signed veteran reliever Carlos Marmol to a one-year, $1.25 million free agent contract this offseason with the hope that he might provide good value in a setup role. That experiment is already over.

  4. Adam LaRoche placed on disabled list with quad strain

    May 11, 2014, 9:39 AM EDT

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    Nationals manager Matt Williams announced late Saturday night that first baseman Adam LaRoche has been placed on the 15-day disabled list because of a strained quadriceps muscle. This according to Adam Kilgore at the Washington Post.

  5. Settling the Score: Saturday’s results

    May 11, 2014, 8:52 AM EDT

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    The Rockies have the top-scoring offense in Major League Baseball and they wasted no time showing their strength on Saturday evening in Cincinnati. Charlie Blackmon and Corey Dickerson opened the game with back-to-back solo home runs, and then Justin Monreau went deep for a two-run shot in the top of the third inning. Dickerson was the standout performer in the 11-2 rout …

  6. Derek Jeter’s farewell gift from the Angels: a personalized stand up paddle board

    May 7, 2014, 11:20 PM EDT

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    Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter received a festive retirement gift from the Angels on Wednesday night before (what will likely be) his final game in Anaheim …

  7. Nolan Arenado extends hitting streak to 27 games, tying a Rockies franchise record

    May 7, 2014, 10:03 PM EDT

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    Rockies third baseman Nolan Arenado smacked a first-inning double off Rangers right-hander Colby Lewis on Wednesday evening in Arlington, Texas, extending his hitting streak to 27 games and tying Michael Cuddyer for the longest hitting streak in the 21-year history of the Rockies franchise.

  8. VIDEO: Dinosaur throws out first pitch in San Diego

    May 7, 2014, 9:15 PM EDT

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    A frightening scene from Wednesday afternoon’s game between the Royals and Padres at Petco Park in San Diego …

  9. Josh Hamilton aims to return around May 23-25

    May 7, 2014, 8:21 PM EDT

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    Pedro Moura of the Orange County Register reports that Angels outfielder Josh Hamilton took one-handed swings Wednesday in Anaheim for the first time since undergoing surgery April 11 to repair a torn ulnar collateral ligament in his left thumb. Hamilton is aiming to return the weekend of May 23-25.

  10. Cubs place Pedro Strop on disabled list with groin strain

    May 7, 2014, 7:18 PM EDT

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    Cubs reliever Pedro Strop was removed from an appearance Tuesday night against the White Sox with discomfort in his groin and an MRI taken on Wednesday revealed a moderate left groin strain. Strop has been placed on the 15-day disabled list and could miss as much as four weeks.

  11. Coco Crisp strains neck after excellent running catch

    May 7, 2014, 6:24 PM EDT

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    A’s center fielder Coco Crisp was removed from Wednesday’s game against the Mariners after straining his neck on a catch against the right-center field wall.

  12. Clayton Kershaw throws seven scoreless innings and whiffs nine in return from disabled list

    May 6, 2014, 11:53 PM EDT

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    Clayton Kershaw stepped atop a major league mound Tuesday night in Washington, D.C. for the first time since the Dodgers’ season-opening victory against the Diamondbacks on March 22 at the Sydney Cricket Ground in southeastern Australia. It went swimmingly.

  13. Anibal Sanchez’s blister has healed

    May 6, 2014, 11:18 PM EDT

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    Tigers starter Anibal Sanchez threw a bullpen session Tuesday for the first time since being placed on the 15-day disabled list with a blister on his right middle finger.

  14. VIDEO: Pirates beat Giants on walkoff review

    May 6, 2014, 10:25 PM EDT

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    Behold, the first replay review walkoff in major league history …

  15. Chris Davis swings, throws for first time since hitting disabled list with strained left oblique

    May 6, 2014, 9:21 PM EDT

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    From MLB.com’s Brittany Ghiroli comes word that Orioles first baseman Chris Davis took 25 practice swings and made 30 throws on Tuesday afternoon at Tropicana Field — the first time he had done either activity since being placed on the 15-day disabled list at the end of April with a strained left oblique.

  16. Pirates top prospect Gregory Polanco remains in minors after rejecting seven-year contract

    May 6, 2014, 8:16 PM EDT

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    The Pirates began play Tuesday night with a 9 1/2 game deficit in the National League Central standings and a .687 team OPS that ranks 20th in the major leagues. Help is on the way in top outfield prospect Gregory Polanco, but he recently rejected a seven-year, pre-debut contract and remains in the minor leagues.

  17. Matt Wieters to visit Dr. James Andrews for sore elbow

    May 6, 2014, 7:29 PM EDT

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    Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports reports that Matt Wieters is scheduled to visit Dr. James Andrews on Wednesday for an examination of his right elbow, which has been giving him problems since last week. The worst-case scenario, as Passan notes, would be a torn UCL and season-ending Tommy John reconstructive elbow surgery.

  18. Alex Cobb aims to return before end of May

    May 6, 2014, 7:03 PM EDT

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    Rays starter Alex Cobb is ahead of schedule in his recovery from a severely-strained left oblique, and should be back in the Tampa Bay rotation by the end of this month.

  19. Aroldis Chapman likely to rejoin the Reds this weekend

    May 6, 2014, 6:14 PM EDT

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    Cincinnati is about to get its fireballing closer back. FOX Sports’ Jon Morosi was told Tuesday that left-hander Aroldis Chapman, who has been on the shelf since taking a comebacker off his face in a mid-March Cactus League game, could “return to the Reds’ active roster as early as this weekend.”

  20. Yasiel Puig injured while trying to catch walkoff double

    May 4, 2014, 5:01 PM EDT

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    Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig suffered a possible concussion while trying to track down Jeff Baker’s game-winning RBI double on Sunday afternoon in Miami …

  21. A’s claim outfielder Nick Buss off waivers from Dodgers

    May 4, 2014, 4:28 PM EDT

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    MLB.com’s Jane Lee reports that the A’s have claimed outfielder Nick Buss off waivers from the Dodgers and sent him to Triple-A Sacramento. Buss was designated for assignment by Los Angeles last week.

  22. Corey Kluber strikes out seven straight White Sox batters, breaking an Indians record

    May 4, 2014, 3:35 PM EDT

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    Indians starter Corey Kluber made history in the fifth inning Sunday against the White Sox …

  23. VIDEO: Wil Myers hits inside-the-park home run

    May 4, 2014, 2:48 PM EDT

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    Watch as Wil Myers puts the Rays ahead of the Yankees in the top of the third inning with a three-run inside-the-park homer Sunday afternoon in the Bronx …

  24. Wilin Rosario lands on disabled list with viral infection

    May 4, 2014, 1:54 PM EDT

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    Patrick Saunders, lead beat writer at the Denver Post, reports that the Rockies placed catcher Wilin Rosario on the 15-day disabled list Sunday morning because of a viral infection. Rosario has also been battling some left hand soreness, so that probably played a factor in the decision to shelve him.

  25. Byron Buxton cleared to join High-A Fort Myers

    May 4, 2014, 1:00 PM EDT

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    Byron Buxton — rated by most publications as the top prospect in baseball — is finally recovered from his mid-spring wrist injury and ready to resume his climb through the Twins’ minor league system.

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