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  1. 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.

  2. 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.

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

    Jul 19, 2015, 12:08 PM EDT

    GOODYEAR, AZ - FEBRUARY 22: President and General Manager Walt Jocketty of the Cincinnati Reds speaks with the media during a press conference at the Cincinnati Reds Development Complex on February 22, 2010 in Goodyear, Arizona. (Photo by Hunter Martin/Getty Images)

    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.

  4. 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.

  5. Video: Nolan Arenado made another ridiculous play

    Jul 19, 2015, 10:39 AM EDT

    Nolan Arenado

    The range, the arm strength, the confidence.

  6. 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?

  7. 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 …

  8. Frankie Montas expected to make MLB debut Friday

    Jul 15, 2015, 10:32 PM EDT

    frankie montas getty

    Dan Hayes of CSNChicago.com has the report …

  9. 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.

  10. 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.

  11. Video: Mike Trout goes second to home in 6.8 seconds

    Jul 14, 2015, 11:03 PM EDT

    trout getty

    Watch as Mike Trout races home in 6.8 seconds on a fifth-inning RBI single by Prince Fielder …

  12. Video: Mike Trout opens the All-Star Game with a homer

    Jul 14, 2015, 9:50 PM EDT

    Mike Trout

    Trout led off his first All-Star Game with a single, his second with a double, and his third with a triple. That’s a cycle of some sort.

  13. Mariners interested in veteran reliever Jason Frasor

    Jul 14, 2015, 7:13 PM EDT

    Jason Frasor

    Frasor was designated for assignment by Kansas City on July 6 and then released one week later after going without a claim or a trade.

  14. Mets, Yankees, Giants, Nationals interested in Ben Zobrist

    Jul 12, 2015, 5:01 PM EDT

    ben zobrist getty

    The 34-year-old has posted a respectable .771 OPS (115 OPS+) with five home runs and 31 RBI in 57 games this season for the A’s, who entered play Sunday with a disappointing 40-50 record.

  15. Video: Kirk Nieuwenhuis hits his third homer of the day

    Jul 12, 2015, 3:56 PM EDT

    Kirk Nieuwenhuis

    Nine other Mets have homered three times in a game, but Nieuwenhuis is the first ever to do it at home.

  16. Clayton Kershaw will be a National League All-Star after all

    Jul 12, 2015, 2:43 PM EDT

    Clayton Kershaw

    Cardinals starter Carlos Martinez beat out Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw in the Final Vote for the National League All-Star team, but Kershaw is headed to Cincinnati anyway …

  17. Video: Colby Rasmus foul pop disappears at The Trop

    Jul 12, 2015, 2:15 PM EDT

    colby rasmus getty

    Well, the ball didn’t actually disappear. It just got stuck in the rafters.

  18. Jon Gray may debut right after the All-Star break

    Jul 12, 2015, 1:20 PM EDT

    Colorado Rockies Photo Day

    Gray was the third overall pick in the 2013 MLB Amatuer Draft out of the University of Oklahoma.

  19. Rays lose Asdrubal Cabrera to hamstring strain

    Jul 12, 2015, 12:37 PM EDT

    Asdrubal Cabrera

    Cabrera suffered the injury Saturday while scoring on a Rene Rivera RBI single. It looked like a bad strain, but he should be able to return before the end of the month.

  20. Scott Kazmir expected to make next scheduled start following another minor arm problem

    Jul 12, 2015, 11:42 AM EDT

    Oakland Athletics v New York Yankees

    If his health cooperates, Kazmir will be a big-time trade chip for Oakland.

  21. Pirates interested in Ben Revere, Jeff Francoeur

    Jul 12, 2015, 10:38 AM EDT

    pirates logo wide

    It’s buying season for the Buccos.

  22. Video: 108-year-old woman throws out first pitch

    Jul 12, 2015, 9:41 AM EDT

    Evelyn Jones

    The previous record holder was 105-year-old Agnes McKee, who tossed a first pitch last July in San Diego.

  23. Settling the Score: Saturday’s results

    Jul 12, 2015, 8:56 AM EDT

    Andrew McCutchen

    What a night it was at Pittsburgh’s PNC Park.

  24. Video: Jhonny Peralta hit a two-out, two-strike, go-ahead two-run homer to beat the Cubs

    Jul 8, 2015, 11:53 PM EDT

    Jhonny Peralta, Pete Kozma

    Cardinals shortstop Jhonny Peralta jumped all over this Pedro Strop fastball with two strikes and two outs in the top of the ninth inning Wednesday night at Wrigley Field …

  25. Alex Gordon carted off field with severe-looking groin strain

    Jul 8, 2015, 10:17 PM EDT

    Alex Gordon

    Ugly scene Wednesday night at Kauffman Stadium.

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