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  1. Brewers release statement on David Denson; Ryan Braun: “I think everybody is supportive”

    Aug 16, 2015, 1:30 PM EDT

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    Brewers minor leaguer David Denson revealed this weekend to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel that he is gay, becoming the first openly gay player in MLB-affiliated ball.

  2. Adam Wainwright is close to throwing off a mound

    Aug 16, 2015, 12:42 PM EDT

    Adam Wainwright

    The typical recovery and rehab time for a ruptured Achilles is 10-12 months, but Wainwright has his sights set on contributing again this season.

  3. Kyle Schwarber had a large can of beer chucked at him on Saturday night at U.S. Cellular Field

    Aug 16, 2015, 11:55 AM EDT

    Kyle Schwarber, Tyler Flowers

    Schwarber, 22, is batting .315/.403/.586 with eight home runs and 27 RBI over his first 33 major league games. And the Cubs hold the longest current winning streak in the majors at nine games.

  4. Rays activate Drew Smyly from 60-day disabled list

    Aug 16, 2015, 11:02 AM EDT

    Drew Smyly

    Smyly has been sidelined since the first week of May with a partially-torn labrum in his left shoulder.

  5. Video: Ichiro Suzuki registers his 4,192nd professional hit, (kinda sorta) passing Ty Cobb

    Aug 16, 2015, 10:31 AM EDT

    Cardinals v Marlins

    Ichiro Suzuki slapped a ball into shallow right field Saturday evening at Busch Stadium for the 4,192nd hit of his professional career — 1,278 in Japan and 2,914 in Major League Baseball …

  6. Video: Chase Utley hits what may be his final Phillies homer

    Aug 16, 2015, 9:44 AM EDT

    Chase Utley

    Phillies skipper Pete Mackanin has already said that Utley will not play in Sunday’s series finale against the Brewers and rumors are swirling that a trade is close.

  7. Settling the Score: Saturday’s results

    Aug 16, 2015, 8:58 AM EDT

    Mark Reynolds, John Lackey

    Your box scores and AP recaps from Saturday …

  8. Brewers minor leaguer David Denson becomes first openly gay player in MLB-affiliated ball

    Aug 16, 2015, 12:53 AM EDT

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    Denson was a 15th-round pick in 2013 out of South Hills High School in West Covina, California. The 20-year-old has batted .240/.355/.379 in 179 professional games.

  9. Drew Smyly could return to Rays’ rotation Sunday

    Aug 12, 2015, 11:20 PM EDT

    Drew Smyly

    Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times says Smyly will travel with the Rays to Texas and throw a bullpen session in front of team management on Friday. If that goes well, an official go-ahead should follow.

  10. Nori Aoki likely headed to concussion disabled list

    Aug 12, 2015, 10:53 PM EDT

    Nori Aoki, Joaquin Arias

    The 33-year-old outfielder has been an excellent top-of-the-order presence for San Francisco when healthy, batting .302 with a .368 on-base percentage.

  11. Video: Anthony Rizzo makes absurd grab on foul popup

    Aug 12, 2015, 10:06 PM EDT

    Anthony Rizzo

    You’ll be seeing highlights of this play Anthony Rizzo made on Wednesday night for a very long time …

  12. Justin Turner was diagnosed with MRSA, a staph infection

    Aug 12, 2015, 9:13 PM EDT

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    It’s obviously under control now, but staph infections are serious business around baseball clubhouses and other types of locker rooms because of the nature of what goes on inside those facilities and the way these infections spread.

  13. Edwin Encarnacion out again Wednesday with finger injury, but hopes to return Thursday

    Aug 12, 2015, 8:21 PM EDT

    Toronto Blue Jays v Oakland Athletics

    The issue flared up over the weekend in New York and he hasn’t appeared in a game since Saturday. But it’s looking like EE will avoid the disabled list.

  14. Bryce Harper back in Nationals’ lineup after knee scare

    Aug 12, 2015, 7:37 PM EDT

    Bryce Harper

    Bryce Harper had to be scratched from the Nationals’ starting lineup Tuesday against the Dodgers due to soreness in his left knee, but all is well with the 22-year-old superstar …

  15. Hisashi Iwakuma throws no-hitter against the Orioles

    Aug 12, 2015, 6:14 PM EDT

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    The Japanese starter walked three batters but struck out seven in a historical 116-pitch effort as the Mariners defeated the Orioles 3-0 on Wednesday afternoon at Seattle’s Safeco Field.

  16. Miguel Cabrera ran the bases and took live batting practice, could return over the weekend

    Aug 11, 2015, 11:22 PM EDT

    Miguel Cabrera

    Cabrera has been on the disabled list since July 4. In his absence, the Tigers have fallen out of contention in both the AL Central and Wild Card race. They were sellers at the July 31 trade deadline and cut ties with longtime general manager Dave Dombrowski last week.

  17. Padres sign Bud Norris to major league contract

    Aug 11, 2015, 10:04 PM EDT

    Bud Norris

    Norris was designated for assignment by the Orioles on July 31 and then subsequently released nine days later.

  18. Bryce Harper scratched from Nationals’ lineup on Tuesday because of left knee soreness

    Aug 11, 2015, 8:30 PM EDT

    Bryce Harper

    Harper, 22, has hit .333/.460/.650 with 29 home runs and 69 RBI in 105 games this season. It would be a shame — and a massive blow for the second-place Nationals — if the 22-year-old superstar is forced to miss an extended period of time.

  19. Giants put Angel Pagan on disabled list with knee problem

    Aug 11, 2015, 7:41 PM EDT

    Angel Pagan

    Pagan, 34, is batting just .258/.290/.308 in 102 games this season for the Giants, who are 2 1/2 games back of the Dodgers in the NL West and 3 1/2 games behind the Cubs in the NL Wild Card chase.

  20. Edwin Encarnacion out Tuesday with lingering finger injury

    Aug 11, 2015, 7:08 PM EDT

    Edwin Encarnacion

    EE jammed the finger in late July and hasn’t really had time to fully recover. He also sat out of Sunday afternoon’s series finale at Yankee Stadium, a big 6-0 victory for Toronto.

  21. Cole Hamels scratched Thursday due to groin issue

    Aug 11, 2015, 6:35 PM EDT

    Cole Hamels

    Cole Hamels allowed five runs in his Texas debut August 1 against the Giants and four earned in his second Rangers start August 7 versus the Mariners. Now comes word from MLB.com’s T.R. Sullivan that the left-hander has been …

  22. Chase Utley clears waivers and can now be traded to any team (if he gives his consent)

    Aug 11, 2015, 6:12 PM EDT

    Chase Utley

    Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports reports that Phillies second baseman Chase Utley has passed through revocable trade waivers and can now be offered up to any team, though the 36-year-old carries full no-trade protection via 10-and-5 rights and can veto a deal if it’s not to his liking.

  23. Blue Jays shut out Yankees again for eighth straight win

    Aug 9, 2015, 4:48 PM EDT

    Jose Bautista, Josh Donaldson

    Marco Estrada tossed 6 1/3 innings of shutout ball and Jose Bautista and Josh Donaldson both hit solo homers as the Blue Jays blanked the Yankees 2-0 on Sunday afternoon at Yankee Stadium.

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