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  1. Mike Trout back in Angels’ lineup following heel scare

    Jul 22, 2015, 7:17 PM EDT

    Mike Trout

    Angels center fielder Mike Trout missed his first game of the 2015 season on Tuesday night against the Twins because of soreness in his left heel. But he claimed it was only a minor issue and he is back in …

  2. Kevin Gausman returns to O’s rotation amid trade rumors

    Jul 22, 2015, 6:23 PM EDT

    Kevin Gausman

    Orioles right-hander Kevin Gausman has been recalled from Triple-A Norfolk and will return to Baltimore’s rotation Wednesday night at Yankee Stadium, but where will he be after July 31?

  3. Francisco Liriano to return to Pirates’ rotation on Thursday following minor neck injury

    Jul 21, 2015, 11:53 PM EDT

    Francisco Liriano

    Pirates southpaw Francisco Liriano was scratched from his scheduled start Saturday against the Brewers just minutes before first pitch due to tightness in his neck. But it’s only a minor thing.

  4. Chris Johnson hopes the Braves trade him soon

    Jul 21, 2015, 11:08 PM EDT

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    Atlanta’s Chris Johnson has drawn only 16 starts this season at third base and 10 at third base, and he’s batting .241/.282/.319 in 124 plate appearances when he does play. He wants a change of scenery …

  5. Blue Jays sign Joba Chamberlain to minor league contract

    Jul 21, 2015, 10:25 PM EDT

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    Joba was cut loose by the Tigers before the All-Star break after posting a 4.09 ERA, 1.68 WHIP, and 15/5 K/BB ratio across 22 innings.

  6. Jed Lowrie, out since April with a torn thumb ligament, finally cleared to play rehab games

    Jul 21, 2015, 9:59 PM EDT

    Jed Lowrie

    Lowrie has been on the disabled list since suffering a ligament tear in his right (throwing-side) thumb back in late April. That thumb injury required surgery and Lowrie was given a three-month recovery timetable …

  7. Video: J.D. Martinez destroyed a baseball at Comerica Park

    Jul 21, 2015, 9:02 PM EDT

    J.D. Martinez

    You don’t see many balls make it over the dead-center field fence at Comerica Park, and Martinez cleared the dang camera well.

  8. Mets, A’s “discussing pieces” for Ben Zobrist trade

    Jul 21, 2015, 8:35 PM EDT

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    Zobrist is also reportedly drawing interest from the Yankees, Giants, and Nationals, but the Mets are said to be willing to overpay to get him from the A’s because how desperate they are for an upgrade on offense.

  9. Mike Trout is day-to-day with a sore left heel

    Jul 21, 2015, 7:51 PM EDT

    Mike Trout

    Albert Pujols was initially going to get a night off Tuesday against the visiting Twins, but the Angels didn’t want to play a game against a contending team with a combined 57 home runs sitting on the bench.

  10. Adam Wainwright pitched in his daughter’s softball game on Monday evening in St. Louis

    Jul 21, 2015, 7:07 PM EDT

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    The 33-year-old right-hander might not pitch in another game for the Cardinals until next April, but he is apparently staying active on the amateur softball diamonds in St. Louis.

  11. Justin Upton out second straight game with tight oblique

    Jul 21, 2015, 6:13 PM EDT

    San Diego Padres v San Francisco Giants

    Justin Upton had to be removed from Sunday’s eventual rainout against the Rockies with discomfort in his left oblique and sitting out Monday’s series opener against the Giants apparently did solve the issue.

  12. Zack Greinke out-duels Max Scherzer, runs his consecutive scoreless innings streak to 43 2/3

    Jul 19, 2015, 5:01 PM EDT

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    The battle of leading Cy Young Award candidates Sunday afternoon in the nation’s capital went 5-0 to the Dodgers and right-hander Zack Greinke.

  13. Jaime Garcia expects to begin rehab assignment this week

    Jul 19, 2015, 4:14 PM EDT

    St. Louis Cardinals v Los Angeles Dodgers

    Garcia owns a stellar 1.69 ERA and 0.88 WHIP in 48 innings (seven starts) this season, but injuries have been a constant speed bump for him over the last three years.

  14. Yankees scouting Reds ace Johnny Cueto on Sunday

    Jul 19, 2015, 3:00 PM EDT

    Johnny Cueto

    Cueto entered his start Sunday afternoon against the Indians with a 2.73 ERA (140 ERA+), 0.90 WHIP, and 113/22 K/BB ratio in 118 2/3 innings.

  15. Miguel Sano out Sunday with sprained right ankle

    Jul 19, 2015, 2:20 PM EDT

    Miguel Sano

    It would be a huge loss for the second-place Twins if he needs two weeks off.

  16. Jason Hammel to start for Cubs on Tuesday against the Reds following minor hamstring issue

    Jul 19, 2015, 1:36 PM EDT

    Jason Hammel

    The 32-year-old owns a superb 2.86 ERA, 0.95 WHIP, and 105/18 K/BB ratio in 103 2/3 total innings this season for the Cubs. He’s been a bargain so far on a two-year, $20 million free agent deal.

  17. Yankees activate Carlos Beltran from the disabled list

    Jul 19, 2015, 12:53 PM EDT

    Carlos Beltran

    The 38-year-old outfielder got off to a wretched start this season, but he owns a promising .299/.346/.494 batting line in 188 plate appearances since the first of May.

  18. “The fire sale is in full swing” for the Cincinnati Reds

    Jul 19, 2015, 12:08 PM EDT

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    Cincinnati is still feeling some positive vibes from a highly successful week of All-Star festivities, but big business is underway in the executive offices at Great American Ball Park.

  19. White Sox DFA Opening Day third baseman Conor Gillaspie

    Jul 19, 2015, 11:25 AM EDT

    Conor Gillaspie

    Gillaspie served as Chicago’s starting third baseman for much of the first half, but he entered play Sunday with a brutal .237/.276/.364 batting line.

  20. Video: Nolan Arenado made another ridiculous play

    Jul 19, 2015, 10:39 AM EDT

    Nolan Arenado

    The range, the arm strength, the confidence.

  21. Video: The benches cleared on Saturday night in Houston

    Jul 19, 2015, 9:41 AM EDT

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    Maybe they were arguing over who had the sweetest throwbacks?

  22. Settling the Score: Saturday’s results

    Jul 19, 2015, 8:57 AM EDT

    Randal Grichuk

    St. Louis topped New York 3-2 on Friday night behind a very solid outing from Lance Lynn and then rolled to an easy 12-2 rout on Saturday. Randal Grichuk homered twice and collected a career-high six RBI …

  23. Frankie Montas expected to make MLB debut Friday

    Jul 15, 2015, 10:32 PM EDT

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    Dan Hayes of CSNChicago.com has the report …

  24. Video: Yoan Moncada hits inside-the-park home run — his third home run in as many days

    Jul 15, 2015, 8:17 PM EDT

    Yoan Moncada

    The toolsy 20-year-old signed for $31.5 million out of Cuba back in late February.

  25. Freddie Freeman won’t return this month from wrist injury

    Jul 15, 2015, 6:24 PM EDT

    Freddie Freeman

    Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman had been expected to return from his right wrist contusion immediately after the All-Star break, but it’s not going to play out that way for the 25-year-old.

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