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  1. Matt Shoemaker diagnosed with mild oblique strain

    Sep 16, 2014, 7:37 PM EST

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    Angels right-hander Matt Shoemaker departed his sensational start Monday night against the Mariners after experiencing discomfort on the left side of his rib cage in the top of the eighth inning. He underwent an MRI on Tuesday and the diagnosis is in …

  2. Nolan Arenado diagnosed with pneumonia

    Sep 16, 2014, 6:53 PM EST

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    Rockies trainer Keith Dugger told Nick Groke of the Denver Post on Tuesday evening that third baseman Nolan Arenado has been diagnosed with pneumonia and is at home resting while Colorado continues a three-game series against the Dodgers.

  3. Josh Hamilton returns to Angels’ lineup after sitting out 10 games with shoulder injury

    Sep 16, 2014, 6:11 PM EST

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    Josh Hamilton is in the Angels’ starting lineup on Tuesday night against the Mariners for the first time in 10 games, batting sixth and serving as the club’s designated hitter. Hamilton had been sidelined since September 4 with a left shoulder injury.

  4. Cuban ERA leader Yasmany Hernandez has defected

    Sep 14, 2014, 5:11 PM EST

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    From Diario De Cuba comes word that left-handed starting pitcher Yasmany Hernandez has defected from his native country with the goal of signing a contract this winter with a major league team. Hernandez led Cuba’s Serie Nacional with a 1.66 ERA in 19 starts during the 2013-2014 season …

  5. Michael Wacha feels “great” after bullpen session

    Sep 14, 2014, 4:23 PM EST

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    Marco Gonzales is starting in place of Michael Wacha on Sunday afternoon against the Rockies, with manager Mike Matheny acknowledging to the media late last week that Wacha hasn’t looked quite right since returning on September 4 from a stress reaction in his right shoulder. It’s not clear what the plan is for Wacha, but he hasn’t been shut down.

  6. Video: Pirates turn first triple play at PNC Park

    Sep 14, 2014, 3:35 PM EST

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    Watch as Josh Harrison starts this around-the-horn triple play Sunday in Pittsburgh …

  7. Matt Adams out Sunday with lingering oblique injury

    Sep 14, 2014, 1:39 PM EST

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    Matt Adams is out of the Cardinals’ lineup for Sunday’s series finale against the Rockies due to lingering tightness in his left oblique, according to Stan McNeal of FOX Sports Midwest. It’s something that Adams has been dealing with for much of this month. He’s just 7-for-41 (.189) since August 31.

  8. Cuban slugger Yasmani Tomas to command $100 million?

    Sep 14, 2014, 12:44 PM EST

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    Yasmani Tomas, 23, could be the next Cuban defector to hit it big — record-breakingly big — on Major League Baseball’s free agent market. Via Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe …

  9. Mat Latos is unlikely to make another start this season

    Sep 14, 2014, 11:51 AM EST

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    Reds right-hander Mat Latos was scratched from his scheduled start Friday against the Brewers due to a bone bruise in his pitching elbow. It’s not believed to be a serious injury, but the regular season is over in two weeks and Cincinnati enters play Sunday with a record of 71-78. So there’s no reason to push it.

  10. Matt Szczur slugged his first major league home run

    Sep 14, 2014, 11:08 AM EST

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    Matt Szczur was ranked a Top 100 prospect by Baseball America in 2012, but he never quite met that hype and batted just .261/.315/.312 with one home run in 116 games this season at Triple-A Iowa. So knocking one out of PNC Park was both a relief and a surprise for the 25-year-old.

  11. Video: Torii Hunter saves two runs on sprawling catch

    Sep 14, 2014, 10:22 AM EST

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    Torii Hunter is 39 years old and his defense has rated very poorly this season in the outfield, but he made a game-saving catch in the Tigers’ 5-4 defeat of the Indians on Saturday night at Comerica Park …

  12. Bruce and Brett Bochy make MLB history

    Sep 14, 2014, 9:35 AM EST

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    The Giants didn’t have a whole lot worth celebrating in Saturday night’s 17-0 blowout loss to the visiting Dodgers, but this was a pretty cool moment in the top of the seventh inning …

  13. Settling the Score: Saturday’s results

    Sep 14, 2014, 8:58 AM EST

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    The Tigers were trailing the Indians heading into the bottom of the eighth inning Saturday night at Detroit’s Comerica Park and a loss would have put them back behind the Royals — who defeated the Red Sox on Saturday — in the American League Central standings. That’s when Alex Avila came through with probably his biggest hit of what has been a tough 2014 …

  14. Royals beat Tigers, reclaim American League Central lead

    Sep 10, 2014, 11:25 PM EST

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    James Shields struck out eight batters and yielded just two hits over seven scoreless innings and the Kansas City bullpen kept the shutout intact as the Royals beat the Tigers 3-0 on Wednesday night at Detroit’s Comerica Park to reclaim a one-game lead in the American League Central standings.

  15. Masahiro Tanaka scheduled to start instructional league game in Tampa on Monday

    Sep 10, 2014, 10:32 PM EST

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    Yankees ace Masahiro Tanaka threw around 44 pitches in a simulated game on Tuesday and came out of it feeling fine, so he’s been given clearance to take the next step in his rehabilitation from a partially-torn ulnar collateral ligament in his pitching elbow.

  16. Video: Andrew McCutchen hits inside-the-park home run

    Sep 10, 2014, 9:40 PM EST

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    Watch as Pirates star Andrew McCutchen races around the bases for a game-tying stand-up inside-the-park home run in the fifth inning Wednesday night at Philadelphia’s Citizens Bank Park …

  17. Yasiel Puig was late on Wednesday … because he had to take his mother to the hospital

    Sep 10, 2014, 8:53 PM EST

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    Yasiel Puig’s issues with tardiness are well-chronicled on this website and he showed up late to Dodger Stadium again on Wednesday. But there was a good reason for that …

  18. Jose Iglesias cleared for lower-body workouts

    Sep 10, 2014, 8:08 PM EST

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    Tigers shortstop Jose Iglesias was given the go-ahead to begin lower-body workouts on Wednesday, six months after being diagnosed with stress fractures in both of his shins. He should be ready for the start of the 2015 season.

  19. Sean Doolittle due back from disabled list Friday

    Sep 10, 2014, 7:20 PM EST

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    Oakland manager Bob Melvin told Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle on Wednesday that closer Sean Doolittle, who has been sidelined since August 24 with a strained intercostal muscle, is on track to be activated from the disabled list Friday.

  20. Josh Hamilton gets two more cortisone shots in shoulder, out for sixth consecutive game

    Sep 10, 2014, 6:31 PM EST

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    Angels manager Mike Scioscia acknowledged to reporters on Tuesday evening that there is growing concern about the status of Josh Hamilton’s injured right shoulder, noting that the recovery process “doesn’t look like it’s going in the right direction.” The hope is that another round of cortisone injections will help the cause.

  21. Matt Moore throws for first time since Tommy John surgery

    Sep 9, 2014, 11:05 PM EST

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    From Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times comes word that Rays left-hander Matt Moore played catch Monday for the first time since undergoing Tommy John reconstructive elbow surgery back in April. Moore made around 25 throws from a distance of 50 feet, and Topkin says the 25-year-old had a “big smile on his face” after the successful workout.

  22. Mike Scioscia on Josh Hamilton’s shoulder: “It doesn’t look like it’s going in the right direction”

    Sep 9, 2014, 9:32 PM EST

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    Josh Hamilton is missing a fifth straight game Tuesday due to discomfort in the back of his right shoulder and his lack of progress with the injury is beginning to worry Angels manager Mike Scioscia.

  23. Video: Kolten Wong makes an outstanding catch

    Sep 9, 2014, 8:45 PM EST

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    Watch as Cardinals second baseman Kolten Wong tracks down this Billy Hamilton lopper into shallow right-center field to save a run in the bottom of the fourth inning Tuesday night in Cincinnati …

  24. Rays shut down Drew Smyly at 153 innings

    Sep 9, 2014, 7:59 PM EST

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    Drew Smyly has been ace-like for the Rays since they acquired him from the Tigers in the three-team David Price trade, boasting a 1.70 ERA and 0.755 WHIP in 47 2/3 frames. But this is Smyly’s first year as a full-time starter and he had already logged 105 1/3 innings for Detroit at the time of the July 31 swap, so Tampa Bay will shut him down early.

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