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  1. Nick Castellanos collects first major league hit

    Sep 8, 2013, 10:22 AM EDT

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    It wasn’t the prettiest — and actually should have been ruled an error — but Tigers top prospect Nick Castellanos registered his first career major league hit Saturday in the Tigers’ 4-3 loss to the Royals. Castellanos trickled a slow-roller off the end of his bat to Royals second baseman Emilio Bonifacio, who made a…

  2. Bryce Harper heads back to D.C. for tests on ailing hip

    Sep 8, 2013, 9:34 AM EDT

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    From Adam Kilgore of the Washington Post: Bryce Harper will fly back to Washington on Sunday for further tests on his ailing left hip, which the Nationals fear may be injured more seriously than initially believed. Harper aggravated his hip taking batting practice 10 minutes before first pitch Saturday night, and the hip pain left him…

  3. Settling the Score: Saturday’s results

    Sep 8, 2013, 8:58 AM EDT

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    There is a mere 1.5-game separation between the three teams at the top of the NL Central standings. Reds speedster Billy Hamilton was at it again on Saturday afternoon, entering as a pinch-runner in the bottom of the 10th inning and scoring the game-winning run as Cincinnati downed the Dodgers 4-3. Hamilton stole his fourth…

  4. Starling Marte is not close to returning

    Sep 4, 2013, 11:29 PM EDT

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    Pirates outfielder Starling Marte was placed on the disabled list August 24 with a right hand contusion. It was thought of as a fairly minor injury at the time, but Marte is still nowhere close to being activated. Bill Brink of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports that the 24-year-old “cannot let loose throwing” and has “yet…

  5. Allen Craig departs game with left foot sprain

    Sep 4, 2013, 9:17 PM EDT

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    Cardinals slugger Allen Craig hit a game-tying RBI single in the top of the fourth inning of Wednesday night’s tilt against the Reds, but he got tangled up a few feet beyond the first base bag with umpire Laz Diaz and planted awkwardly on his left ankle. Craig was on the ground for a while…

  6. Royals activate Lorenzo Cain from the disabled list

    Sep 4, 2013, 8:32 PM EDT

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    As first relayed by Kansas City Star beat writer Bob Dutton, the Royals have officially activated outfielder Lorenzo Cain from the 15-day disabled list in time for Wednesday night’s game against the Mariners. Cain has been out for a month with a strained left oblique muscle and still hasn’t been cleared to hit, but he…

  7. Hyun-Jin Ryu scratched from next turn in Dodgers’ rotation with middle back stiffness

    Sep 4, 2013, 7:45 PM EDT

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    From MLB.com’s Ken Gurnick comes word that Dodgers left-hander Hyun-Jin Ryu has been scratched from his scheduled outing Friday against the Reds due to stiffness in the middle of his back. Chris Capuano will take the mound in his place. Ryu has posted an outstanding 3.02 ERA, 1.22 WHIP and 139/46 K/BB ratio in 167…

  8. Yasiel Puig sitting for second straight game Wednesday due to a minor right knee strain

    Sep 4, 2013, 6:58 PM EDT

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    Yasiel Puig suffered a mild right knee strain on Monday night and will sit out a second consecutive game on Wednesday evening as the Dodgers wrap up a series at Coors Field against the Rockies. Puig is not seriously injured and the expectation is that he’ll be able to return for Friday night’s series opener…

  9. Buster Posey out Wednesday with sore ring finger

    Sep 4, 2013, 6:13 PM EDT

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    Giants catcher Buster Posey lost the nail on his right ring finger in the sixth inning Tuesday when he was clipped by a Madison Bumgarner bouncer and is not in the starting lineup for Wednesday night’s series finale at Petco Park against the Padres. Posey told Henry Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle that the…

  10. Johnny Cueto throws 35-pitch bullpen session

    Sep 3, 2013, 11:39 PM EDT

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    From C. Trent Rosecrans of the Cincinnati Enquirer comes word that Reds right-hander Johnny Cueto threw 35 pitches off a mound Tuesday at Great American Ball Park and looked “impressive.” Cueto has been on the shelf since departing his June 28 start against the Rangers with a severely-strained right lat muscle. He is aiming to…

  11. Video: Billy Hamilton picks up first career stolen base

    Sep 3, 2013, 9:48 PM EDT

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    Reds speedster Billy Hamilton made his major league debut as a pinch-runner on Tuesday night after a Ryan Ludwick single to center field and stole second base off Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina. Molina probably would have had him if the throw was on line, but knowledge of Hamilton’s base-stealing prowess likely caused the five-time Gold…

  12. Jeff Locke will rejoin the Pirates’ rotation on Saturday

    Sep 3, 2013, 8:32 PM EDT

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    Jeff Locke had a hideous 7.94 ERA in five August starts and was demoted to the minor leagues last Wednesday evening. But he is coming right back. According to MLB.com’s Tom Singer, Locke was officially recalled from Triple-A Indianapolis on Tuesday afternoon and will rejoin the Pirates’ starting rotation this Saturday night against the Cardinals.…

  13. Jason Heyward cleared to play catch and hit off a tee

    Sep 3, 2013, 7:40 PM EDT

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    Carroll Rogers of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution has an update on the status of Braves outfielder Jason Heyward, who suffered multiple fractures in his jaw when he was beaned by a fastball on August 21: Jason Heyward isn’t chewing solid food yet, but he did get a pleasant surprise during a visit to the oral surgeon Tuesday.…

  14. Pirates activate closer Jason Grilli

    Sep 3, 2013, 6:53 PM EDT

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    The first-place Pirates are getting a nice boost. According to beat reporter Travis Sawchik of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, right-hander Jason Grilli has been activated from the disabled list and will be available to pitch in Tuesday night’s game against the Brewers. Mark Melancon will remain the Bucs’ closer in the immediate future, but Grilli can…

  15. Rockies activate Carlos Gonzalez from the disabled list

    Sep 3, 2013, 6:17 PM EDT

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    Carlos Gonzalez has been activated from the disabled list and will be available off the Rockies’ bench Tuesday for the first time since August 4. But it won’t exactly be a triumphant return. Troy Renck of the Denver Post reports that CarGo is only available to play defense and pinch-run due to lingering pain in…

  16. Michael Blazek is the PTBNL in the John Axford trade

    Sep 1, 2013, 5:24 PM EDT

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    The Cardinals acquired right-handed reliever John Axford from the Brewers on Friday for a player to be named later. And that player has now been named. As first reported by beat writer Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, the Cards have sent right-hander Michael Blazek to Milwaukee to complete the one-for-one swap. Blazek is…

  17. Matt Kemp won’t return to the Dodgers on Monday

    Sep 1, 2013, 4:37 PM EDT

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    Bill Shaikin of the Los Angeles Times has the story: Matt Kemp, who is hitless in the first three games of his minor league rehabilitation assignment, will not return to the Dodgers on Monday. “He doesn’t feel good yet at the plate,” Manager Don Mattingly said Sunday. “He’s not pushing us to say, ‘I want to be…

  18. Matt Moore will return Tuesday in Anaheim

    Sep 1, 2013, 3:51 PM EDT

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    Matt Moore surrendered four runs on eight hits in a four-inning rehab start on Thursday night at Triple-A Durham, but the Rays are going to stick with their plan and activate him to start Tuesday evening against the Angels in Anaheim. This according to beat writer Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times. Moore hasn’t…

  19. Rays promote Delmon Young from Double-A Montgomery

    Sep 1, 2013, 3:08 PM EDT

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    As expected, the Rays officially promoted Delmon Young from Double-A Montgomery before their series finale against the A’s on Sunday afternoon in Oakland. Young is not in Sunday’s starting lineup but will be available off the bench for Tampa Bay. Chris Gimenez, an emergency third catcher, and Josh Lueke, a righty reliever, were also called…

  20. Rangers activate Lance Berkman and Neftali Feliz

    Sep 1, 2013, 2:25 PM EDT

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    From FOX Sports’ Jon Morosi comes word that the Rangers have activated Lance Berkman and Neftali Feliz from their respective disabled list stints as part of a collection of roster moves coinciding with the September 1 expansion of major league rosters. Berkman has been sidelined since the first week of July with hip and knee…

  21. Mariners recall Tom Wilhelmsen despite 10.50 ERA in AAA

    Sep 1, 2013, 1:48 PM EDT

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    Tom Wilhelmsen was demoted to Triple-A Tacoma on August 6 and registered a 10.50 ERA over 12 2/3 innings there, but the Mariners have decided to recall him anyway because Tacoma’s season is just about over and major league rosters have expanded to 40. “Hopefully he can flip that switch again,” manager Eric Wedge told…

  22. Carlos Beltran out Sunday with lower back tightness

    Sep 1, 2013, 1:03 PM EDT

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    Cardinals manager Mike Matheny told Jenifer Langosch of MLB.com that veteran outfielder Carlos Beltran began experiencing tightness in his lower back near the end of Saturday’s loss to the Pirates and will not be in the starting lineup for Sunday afternoon’s series finale at PNC Park. The back tightness is not a serious concern. Beltran…

  23. Cardinals activate Tony Cruz off the disabled list

    Sep 1, 2013, 12:20 PM EDT

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    As first relayed by Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, the Cardinals have activated backup catcher Tony Cruz from the 15-day disabled list. Adron Chambers was recalled from Triple-A Memphis in the Cardinals’ only other September 1 roster move. Cruz played a whole month with a painful stress fracture in his right forearm and…

  24. Red Sox remove Daniel Bard from 40-man roster

    Sep 1, 2013, 11:34 AM EDT

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    Daniel Bard’s hopes of rejoining the Red Sox sometime in September have just been tarnished. According to beat writer Alex Speier of WEEI.com, the right-hander was designated for assignment on Sunday morning to clear a 40-man roster spot for new outfielder Quintin Berry. The Red Sox also added catcher Ryan Lavarnway, right-handed reliever Rubby De…

  25. Tigers call up top prospect Nick Castellanos

    Sep 1, 2013, 10:59 AM EDT

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    From MLB.com’s Jason Beck comes word that the Tigers have officially purchased the contract of top prospect Nick Castellanos from Triple-A Toledo. Castellanos is not starting but will be available for Sunday afternoon’s series finale against the Indians. The well-built 21-year-old was selected 44th overall in the 2010 MLB Amateur Draft out of Miami baseball…

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