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  1. Settling the Score: Saturday’s results

    Apr 20, 2014, 8:52 AM EDT

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    Mark Buehrle pitched seven innings of shutout ball and Jose Reyes had an RBI single in his first game back from a hamstring strain as Toronto rolled to a 5-0 win over the Indians on Saturday afternoon in Cleveland. Buehrle yielded just four hits and is now 4-0 on the season with a 0.64 ERA in 28 innings.

  2. Kirk Gibson, Kevin Towers given votes of confidence

    Apr 16, 2014, 11:32 PM EDT

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    The Diamondbacks lost another game to the Mets on Wednesday afternoon and are now 4-14 on the season with by far the worst run differential (-48) in the major leagues. But the manager and GM are not on the hot seat … yet.

  3. Giants release Dontrelle Willis from AAA Fresno

    Apr 16, 2014, 10:25 PM EDT

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    Dontrelle Willis signed a minor league contract with the Giants in January and was officially added to the roster at Triple-A Fresno on April 12. But the veteran left-hander didn’t even last a week there.

  4. VIDEO: George Springer’s first major league hit

    Apr 16, 2014, 9:39 PM EDT

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    Astros outfield prospect George Springer grounded out sharply to shortstop in his first major league at-bat on Wednesday night. In his second trip to the plate, he made it to first base …

  5. Kole Calhoun out 4-6 weeks with ligament sprain in ankle

    Apr 16, 2014, 8:54 PM EDT

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    Josh Hamilton is likely to be sidelined through most of May with a complete tear of the ulnar collateral ligament in his left thumb and now beat writer Jeff Fletcher at the Orange County Register reports that Kole Calhoun will miss the next 4-6 weeks with what Angels manager Mike Scioscia called a “bad ligament sprain” in his right ankle.

  6. Taijuan Walker diagnosed with shoulder impingement

    Apr 16, 2014, 8:01 PM EDT

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    Mariners right-hander Taijuan Walker had to be scratched from what was supposed to be his final minor league rehab start Tuesday at Triple-A Tacoma and he headed to Seattle on Wednesday for tests. The MRI results are in.

  7. Craig Kimbrel throws, says his shoulder feels “great”

    Apr 16, 2014, 7:13 PM EDT

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    Braves closer Craig Kimbrel was unavailable to pitch on Monday because of soreness in his right shoulder. But it’s apparently only a minor issue and he expects to be fine going forward.

  8. Bryce Harper scratched Wednesday with quad tightness

    Apr 16, 2014, 6:35 PM EDT

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    From James Wagner of the Washington Post comes word that Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper has been scratched from the club’s starting lineup on Wednesday night against the Marlins because of tightness in his left quadriceps muscle.

  9. Dustin Pedroia returns to Red Sox starting lineup

    Apr 16, 2014, 6:11 PM EDT

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    Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia is back in the starting lineup for Wednesday’s game against the White Sox after getting a cortisone shot Monday for the inflammation in his left wrist.

  10. Mike Napoli suffers dislocated left ring finger

    Apr 16, 2014, 12:03 AM EDT

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    From Tim Britton of the Providence Journal comes word that Red Sox first baseman Mike Napoli was removed from Tuesday night’s series-opener against the White Sox with a dislocation of his left ring finger. X-rays were negative, meaning he does not have a fracture.

  11. Josh Johnson to visit Dr. James Andrews … again

    Apr 15, 2014, 11:28 PM EDT

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    Josh Johnson’s arm injury woes continue. According to Corey Brock of MLB.com, the right-handed starter is still being bothered by discomfort in his forearm and will be examined next week by Dr. James Andrews.

  12. Clayton Kershaw throws 26-pitch bullpen session

    Apr 15, 2014, 10:44 PM EDT

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    Clayton Kershaw continued his recovery from a teres major muscle strain on Tuesday, throwing a bullpen session with improved fastball velocity.

  13. Jose Reyes is on track to be activated Friday

    Apr 15, 2014, 9:59 PM EDT

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    Blue Jays shortstop Jose Reyes was pulled from the club’s season-opener with tightness in his left hamstring. He is expected to return to action this Friday.

  14. White Sox don “Boston Strong, Sox Together” shirts before game Tuesday vs. Red Sox

    Apr 15, 2014, 9:05 PM EDT

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    On the one-year anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombings and with the Red Sox in town for a three-game series, the White Sox wore these “Boston Strong” shirts during pregame warmups Tuesday …

  15. Taijuan Walker scratched from rehab start at AAA Tacoma with more shoulder discomfort

    Apr 15, 2014, 8:23 PM EDT

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    Mariners top pitching prospect Taijuan Walker was scheduled to make one final rehab start on Tuesday at Triple-A Tacoma before joining the major league starting rotation. But that plan can now be torched.

  16. Curtis Granderson rocking “Thank You Jackie” cleats

    Apr 15, 2014, 7:41 PM EDT

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    Curtis Granderson is not in the Mets’ starting lineup against the host Diamondbacks because of minor rib cage, forearm, and knee injuries that he sustained in a collision with the outfield wall on Monday, but he will be sporting these custom cleats on the bench …

  17. Wilson Ramos gets stitches removed from left hand

    Apr 15, 2014, 6:58 PM EDT

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    According to beat writer James Wagner of the Washington Post, Nationals catcher Wilson Ramos got the stitches removed from his surgically-repaired left hand on Tuesday afternoon and has now been cleared to begin basic rehab activities.

  18. Dustin Pedroia given cortisone injection for sore left wrist, aiming to return Wednesday

    Apr 15, 2014, 6:10 PM EDT

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    Tests taken Monday on the sore left wrist of Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia ruled out any major structural damage. He is not in the starting lineup for Tuesday night’s series-opener against the White Sox at U.S. Cellular Field, but ESPN’s Gordon Edes says Pedroia is aiming to return on Wednesday.

  19. Derek Jeter sitting out a second straight game

    Apr 13, 2014, 5:12 PM EDT

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    Derek Jeter is out of the Yankees’ starting lineup for a second straight game — this one being broadcast by ESPN.

  20. Rangers place Adrian Beltre on 15-day disabled list with strained left quadriceps muscle

    Apr 13, 2014, 4:08 PM EDT

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    As first reported by Anthony Andro at FOX Sports Southwest, the Rangers have placed third baseman Adrian Beltre on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to April 9, with a strained left quad. Hector Noesi, acquired Saturday from the Mariners, was added to the Rangers’ 25-man roster in a corresponding move.

  21. Javier Baez on AAA disabled list with ankle injury

    Apr 13, 2014, 3:14 PM EDT

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    Cubs top prospect Javier Baez will be sidelined for the next couple of weeks with an ankle injury that he suffered Friday at Triple-A Iowa.

  22. David Ortiz parodied on “Saturday Night Live”

    Apr 13, 2014, 2:27 PM EDT

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    It’s not the best impression and some are even calling it ethnic stereotyping. You decide …

  23. Denard Span, on 7-day concussion disabled list, is hoping to take batting practice Monday

    Apr 13, 2014, 1:43 PM EDT

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    It sounds like Denard Span’s concussion is fairly minor (if a brain injury can ever be considered minor).

  24. Mat Latos diagnosed with flexor mass strain in elbow

    Apr 13, 2014, 12:59 PM EDT

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    It’s going to be at least another month before right-hander Mat Latos is able to join the Reds’ rotation. MLB.com’s Mark Sheldon reports that Latos has been diagnosed with a flexor mass strain in his elbow and will be shut down for 10-14 days.

  25. Hisashi Iwakuma throws 45-pitch bullpen session

    Apr 13, 2014, 12:00 PM EDT

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    Mariners starter Hisashi Iwakuma took another step in the right direction Saturday in his rehabilitation from a strained middle finger, throwing 45 pitches off a bullpen mound.

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