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  1. Video: Javier Baez slugs his first Wrigley Field home run

    Aug 13, 2014, 9:35 PM EDT

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    And the ball actually traveled out of Wrigley Field, onto Waveland Avenue. Watch it fly …

  2. Masahiro Tanaka throws 10 fastballs on flat ground, hopes to return to Yankees this season

    Aug 13, 2014, 8:43 PM EDT

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    Masahiro Tanaka was diagnosed last month with a torn ulnar collateral ligament in his elbow and that injury pretty much always leads to Tommy John reconstructive surgery, but the right-hander is still holding out hope that rest and rehab will do the trick.

  3. Rangers place Yu Darvish on disabled list with elbow injury

    Aug 13, 2014, 7:59 PM EDT

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    The long list of injured Rangers now grows. As first relayed by Jeff Wilson at the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, ace Yu Darvish has been placed on the 15-day disabled list with inflammation in his right elbow.

  4. Rule 7.13 strikes again as White Sox fall to Giants

    Aug 13, 2014, 7:07 PM EDT

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    The mess that is Rule 7.13 struck again in Wednesday’s game between the White Sox and Giants …

  5. Alex Rios back in Rangers’ lineup on Wednesday

    Aug 13, 2014, 6:24 PM EDT

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    Alex Rios is back in the Rangers’ starting lineup on Wednesday night against the Rays for the first time since aggravating a right ankle injury on a slide into home plate Sunday afternoon at Minute Maid Park.

  6. A’s halt Royals’ winning streak at eight with 11-3 drubbing

    Aug 12, 2014, 11:15 PM EDT

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    A’s starter Jon Lester fanned nine batters over six solid innings and the Oakland offense set a season-high with 20 hits in an 11-3 beatdown of the host Royals on Tuesday night at Kansas City’s Kauffman Stadium. It was the first loss for the Royals in nine games.

  7. Dexter Fowler to be activated from disabled list Wednesday

    Aug 12, 2014, 10:22 PM EDT

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    From MLB.com’s Brian McTaggart comes word that the Astros will activate center fielder Dexter Fowler from the disabled list on Wednesday afternoon. He will presumably start in center field for Houston in Wednesday’s series finale with the visiting Twins.

  8. Video: Edwin Encarnacion hits grand slam in rehab game

    Aug 12, 2014, 9:33 PM EDT

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    Watch as rehabbing Blue Jays slugger Edwin Encarnacion crushes a grand slam for Triple-A Buffalo in the second inning of Tuesday night’s game against the Orioles’ affiliate from Norfolk …

  9. Mo’ne Davis, the female Little League pitcher from Philly, was discovered on a football field

    Aug 12, 2014, 8:41 PM EDT

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    CSNPhilly.com has a cool feature on Mo’ne Davis, the 13-year-old girl who pitched Philadelphia’s Taney Youth Baseball Association to an 8-0 victory over a squad from Delaware on Sunday in Little League Baseball’s Mid-Atlantic Regional Championship.

  10. Jed Lowrie has a fracture in his right index finger, but the shortstop hopes to play through it

    Aug 12, 2014, 7:58 PM EDT

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    A’s shortstop Jed Lowrie was initially diagnosed with a bruise after taking a hard grounder off his right index finger last week, but Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports that an MRI taken Tuesday afternoon revealed a hairline fracture.

  11. Manny Machado diagnosed with ligament sprain in knee

    Aug 12, 2014, 7:13 PM EDT

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    Orioles third baseman Manny Machado underwent an MRI on Tuesday after injuring his right knee on a hard swing in the third inning of Monday night’s 11-3 victory over the Yankees. The O’s have reviewed the MRI results but aren’t offering more than a vague diagnosis until Wednesday …

  12. Gerrit Cole will make another rehab start

    Aug 12, 2014, 6:29 PM EDT

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    Pirates right-hander Gerrit Cole was dominant in a rehab start Sunday at Triple-A Indianapolis, allowing just one hit over six scoreless innings. But he only made it to 73 pitches in that outing so the Bucs will have him make one more appearance in the minor leagues.

  13. Kansas City rolls out the red carpet for SungWoo Lee, a Royals fan from Seoul, South Korea

    Aug 11, 2014, 11:02 AM EDT

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    This is a hard story to summarize because there are so many elements to it and the way it has grown and grown — and continues to grow — is pretty unique. The gist is this: A man living in Seoul, South Korea declares himself a Royals fan 20 years ago because he likes underdogs and thinks Kauffman Stadium looks beautiful and wants to use Major League Baseball broadcasts to improve his English skills …

  14. Gerrit Cole tossed six scoreless innings in a rehab outing on Sunday at Triple-A Indianapolis

    Aug 11, 2014, 10:02 AM EDT

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    Gerrit Cole allowed five runs on 10 hits over 4 2/3 innings in a rehab start last week, but the Pirates insisted they weren’t worried about those results and it appears that their confidence was well-placed.

  15. Phillies claim right-hander Jerome Williams from Rangers, expected to start him Tuesday

    Aug 10, 2014, 5:11 PM EDT

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    Jerome Williams has been claimed off waivers by the Phillies and is expected to start for them on Tuesday against the Angels.

  16. Video: Jay Bruce robs Giancarlo Stanton of a home run

    Aug 10, 2014, 4:24 PM EDT

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    Watch as Reds right fielder Jay Bruce climbs the wall to rob Giancarlo Stanton of a home run in the top of the eighth inning Sunday afternoon at Great American Ball Park …

  17. Carlos Gonzalez lands on disabled list with knee issue

    Aug 10, 2014, 3:36 PM EDT

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    MLB.com beat writer Thomas Harding reports that the Rockies have put outfielder Carlos Gonzalez on the 15-day disabled list with left knee tendinitis. It’s yet another dagger in what has been a highly frustrating season for the dynamic 28-year-old.

  18. Angels starter Tyler Skaggs needs Tommy John elbow surgery, will be out until 2016

    Aug 10, 2014, 2:58 PM EDT

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    A brutal development here for the Angels. According to Jeff Fletcher of the Orange County Register, left-handed starter Tyler Skaggs needs Tommy John reconstructive surgery to repair a ligament tear in his throwing elbow.

  19. Bryce Harper does not #RespectTheA

    Aug 10, 2014, 2:05 PM EDT

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    If you weren’t watching baseball into the wee hours of Sunday morning, you might have missed some Bryce Harper drama at Turner Field. Chris Vivlamore of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution explains …

  20. Tigers put Anibal Sanchez, Joakim Soria on disabled list

    Aug 10, 2014, 1:29 PM EDT

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    Detroit placed pitchers Anibal Sanchez and Joakim Soria on the 15-day disabled list Sunday morning. Sanchez has a pectoral strain. Soria is battling an oblique injury.

  21. Jacob deGrom to have right shoulder examined

    Aug 10, 2014, 12:40 PM EDT

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    The New York Mets simply can’t have nice things. Mike Puma of the New York Post reports that rookie right-hander Jacob deGrom — who has posted an impressive 2.87 ERA, 1.226 WHIP, and 94 strikeouts across 100 1/3 innings this season — has left the team in Philadelphia to have his throwing shoulder examined after complaining of soreness.

  22. Dodgers place shortstop Hanley Ramirez on 15-day disabled list with a strained right oblique

    Aug 10, 2014, 12:01 PM EDT

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    Dodgers shortstop Hanley Ramirez suffered a strained right oblique on Friday night and was officially placed on the 15-day disabled list Sunday morning.

  23. Indians lose Nick Swisher and David Murphy to injuries

    Aug 10, 2014, 11:38 AM EDT

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    The Indians placed both David Murphy (abdomen) and Nick Swisher (knee, wrist) on the 15-day disabled list Sunday morning.

  24. Cubs prospect Kris Bryant is up to 38 home runs

    Aug 10, 2014, 11:04 AM EDT

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    Cubs third base prospect Kris Bryant hasn’t slowed down one bit since being promoted on June 18 from Double-A Tennessee to Triple-A Iowa and slugged his 38th home run of the season on Saturday night in Oklahoma City, home of the Astros’ Triple-A team.

  25. Allen Craig could return from the disabled list in a week

    Aug 10, 2014, 10:21 AM EDT

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    When outfielder Allen Craig jammed his left foot on the first base bag in his first game since being traded to the Red Sox, there was some speculation that he might be shut down for the remainder of 2014. Craig suffered a left Lisfranc fracture in late 2013 and hasn’t been right since, so calling it quits and aiming for a fresh start in 2015 would make sense. But it doesn’t sound like that’s the plan.

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