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  1. Michael Brantley could return from concussion Saturday

    Jun 18, 2014, 10:17 PM EDT

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    Indians outfielder Michael Brantley suffered a mild concussion on Monday evening when he banged his head and neck on the knee of Angels infielder John McDonald while trying to break up a doubleplay. But he is expected to avoid the disabled list.

  2. VIDEO: Call overturned when Pirates catcher Russell Martin blocks the plate … on a forceout

    Jun 18, 2014, 9:25 PM EDT

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    Rule 7.13 still needs further clarification, especially after this confusing replay overturn in the third inning of Wednesday night’s game between the Reds and Pirates at Pittsburgh’s PNC Park …

  3. Marlins activate Jarrod Saltalamacchia from disabled list

    Jun 18, 2014, 8:32 PM EDT

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    Marlins catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia has been activated from the disabled list after missing a little over two weeks with a concussion. He will catch Andrew Heaney on Thursday in the 23-year-old top prospect’s major league debut.

  4. Cardinals nix response to the Brewers’ humorous political attack ad against Yadier Molina

    Jun 18, 2014, 7:49 PM EDT

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    FOX Sports Midwest was planning a rebuttal to the Brewers’ attack ad against Yadier Molina’s All-Star candidacy, but the Cardinals have requested that it not be released.

  5. Hanley Ramirez back in Dodgers’ lineup Wednesday

    Jun 18, 2014, 7:13 PM EDT

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    Dodgers shortstop Hanley Ramirez was removed in the seventh inning of Tuesday’s 4-2 win over the Rockies after taking a line drive off his right ring finger. But X-rays turned up negative and he is back in action for Wednesday night’s series finale versus Colorado.

  6. Cubs reportedly made new five-year offer to Jeff Samardzija, but he isn’t going to accept it

    Jun 18, 2014, 6:24 PM EDT

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    Gordon Wittenmyer of the Chicago Sun-Times reported earlier this week that the Cubs were making a late push to lock up ace right-hander Jeff Samardzija. But it doesn’t sound like anything is going to get done between the two parties.

  7. Cliff Lee throws off a mound for the first time since being diagnosed with a left elbow strain

    Jun 17, 2014, 11:02 PM EDT

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    Cliff Lee threw 20 fastballs off a mound on Tuesday. It was his first bullpen session since he landed on the disabled list with a flexor strain in his left elbow.

  8. Yasiel Puig took a photo with the Stanley Cup …

    Jun 17, 2014, 10:14 PM EDT

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    The Los Angeles Kings, who were crowned NHL champions last week for the second time in three years, showed up to Dodger Stadium on Tuesday evening with the Stanley Cup and Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig spent a moment with the coolest trophy in professional sports …

  9. VIDEO: Brock Holt saves Jonny Gomes with a diving catch

    Jun 17, 2014, 9:21 PM EDT

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    Red Sox super utilityman Brock Holt came out of nowhere to make a leaping catch on this ball that left fielder Jonny Gomes lost in the twilight Tuesday night at Fenway Park …

  10. Stephen Strasburg fights back tears discussing Tony Gwynn

    Jun 17, 2014, 8:44 PM EDT

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    The fine folks at CSNWashington.com have video of Nationals ace Stephen Strasburg reflecting on the life of his former San Diego State baseball coach Tony Gwynn, who passed away Monday at age 54 …

  11. Mitch Moreland to undergo season-ending ankle surgery

    Jun 17, 2014, 7:59 PM EDT

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    The blows keep coming for the battered Rangers. According to beat writer Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, first baseman Mitch Moreland informed the club on Tuesday evening that he will undergo reconstructive surgery on his left ankle and miss the remainder of the 2014 season.

  12. Brewers release attack ad against Yadier Molina

    Jun 17, 2014, 7:07 PM EDT

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    This probably won’t go over too well in St. Louis …

  13. Matt Wieters undergoes Tommy John surgery

    Jun 17, 2014, 6:14 PM EDT

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    The Orioles announced Tuesday — via MASN’s Roch Kubatko — that catcher Matt Wieters underwent Tommy John surgery on his injured right elbow in Florida. Dr. James Andrews replaced a ligament in Wieters’ elbow, shaved down a bone spur, and transposed a nerve in a procedure that took about 30 minutes.

  14. Derek Jeter’s retirement gifts from the Athletics: bottle of wine and a Napa Valley vacation

    Jun 15, 2014, 5:23 PM EDT

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    Derek Jeter’s farewell tour continued Sunday at Oakland’s O.co Coliseum with another set of retirement gifts …

  15. VIDEO: MLB fathers and sons reflect

    Jun 15, 2014, 4:37 PM EDT

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    MLB.com put together this cool little video of various baseball players and baseball fathers offering reflections and thank yous before Sunday’s full slate of Father’s Day games …

  16. Braves sign first-round pick outfielder Braxton Davidson

    Jun 15, 2014, 3:45 PM EDT

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    Braves first-round draft pick Braxton Davidson has agreed to an at-slot bonus and will report to Florida on Monday to take his official pre-signing physical.

  17. Troy Tulowitzki returns to Rockies’ lineup after missing one game with a sprained right toe

    Jun 15, 2014, 2:58 PM EDT

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    Troy Tulowitzki sent a scare through the Rockies organization when he left Friday’s series opener against the Giants with a sprained right toe. But he underwent X-rays Saturday which turned up negative and is back in Colorado’s starting lineup for Sunday’s series finale — hitting third and playing shortstop.

  18. Carlos Martinez will start in place of Adam Wainwright on Monday night against the Mets

    Jun 15, 2014, 2:00 PM EDT

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    Cardinals general manager John Mozeliak announced Sunday morning that top pitching prospect Carlos Martinez — who has been serving as a reliever this year for St. Louis — will make a spot start Monday night in the club’s series opener at home against the visiting Mets.

  19. Giants are “showing strong interest” in Jeff Samardzija

    Jun 15, 2014, 1:03 PM EDT

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    Gordon Wittenmyer of the Chicago Sun-Times reported Saturday afternoon that the Cubs have already been in trade talks with multiple teams about ace right-hander Jeff Samardzija. Some of those calls have apparently come from San Francisco.

  20. Trevor Plouffe lands on disabled list with oblique injury

    Jun 15, 2014, 12:21 PM EDT

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    Trevor Plouffe was placed on the 15-day disabled list Sunday with a left oblique injury that he suffered in Saturday’s 12-9 loss to the Tigers.

  21. Astros sign Jose Veras to minor league contract

    Jun 15, 2014, 11:54 AM EDT

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    From MLB.com’s Brian McTaggart comes word that the Astros have agreed to terms on a minor league contract with free agent reliever Jose Veras. The right-hander was released by the Cubs last Tuesday after allowing 12 earned runs in just 13 1/3 innings.

  22. Stephen Drew back in Red Sox lineup Sunday

    Jun 15, 2014, 11:07 AM EDT

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    Red Sox shortstop Stephen Drew suffered an oblique injury exactly one week ago and then aggravated it during batting practice a few days later. But he’s clearly feeling much better …

  23. VIDEO: Dad snags foul ball while holding son

    Jun 15, 2014, 10:22 AM EDT

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    Watch this Giants fan snatch a foul ball on the fly with his left hand while holding his young son in his right hand Saturday afternoon at San Francisco’s AT&T Park …

  24. Mat Latos throws six scoreless innings in 2014 debut

    Jun 15, 2014, 9:35 AM EDT

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    Reds right-hander Mat Latos finally made his 2014 season debut on Saturday evening. And it was good.

  25. Settling the Score: Saturday’s results

    Jun 15, 2014, 8:58 AM EDT

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    Danny Duffy struck out nine batters over seven scoreless innings and the Kansas City offense rattled off nine runs on 16 hits Saturday in a 9-1 victory against the host White Sox. It was the sixth consecutive win for the Royals, who are now 9-3 in June and just a game-and-a-half back of the Tigers for first place in the American League Central.

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