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  1. Blue Jays claim Nolan Reimold off waivers from Orioles

    Jul 6, 2014, 2:57 PM EDT

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    From MASN’s Roch Kubatko comes word that the Blue Jays have claimed outfielder Nolan Reimold off waivers from the Orioles. Reimold was designated for assignment by Baltimore last week after his 20-day minor league rehab assignment window closed.

  2. Jon Niese diagnosed with left shoulder strain

    Jul 6, 2014, 2:01 PM EDT

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    Another ugly season for the Mets just got uglier. According to Adam Rubin of ESPN New York, starting pitcher Jon Niese has been diagnosed with a strained left shoulder and placed on the 15-day disabled list.

  3. Cardinals activate second baseman Kolten Wong

    Jul 6, 2014, 1:15 PM EDT

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    As first relayed by Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, the Cardinals have activated second baseman Kolten Wong from the 15-day disabled list and will bat him seventh in Sunday’s series finale against the Marlins. Shane Robinson was optioned to Triple-A Memphis to open a spot on the roster.

  4. Alfonso Soriano designated for assignment by Yankees

    Jul 6, 2014, 12:38 PM EDT

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    Alfonso Soriano’s second stint with the New York Yankees will end not with a bang but a whimper. Mark Feinsand of the New York Daily News reports that the veteran outfielder was designated for assignment on Sunday morning.

  5. Indians lose Michael Bourn to another left hamstring injury

    Jul 6, 2014, 12:13 PM EDT

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    Indians outfielder Michael Bourn has been placed on the 15-day disabled list after again injuring his left hamstring.

  6. Yankees acquire Brandon McCarthy from Diamondbacks

    Jul 6, 2014, 11:29 AM EDT

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    As first reported by Chris Cotillo of MLB Daily Dish, the Yankees have acquired right-handed starting pitcher Brandon McCarthy from the Diamondbacks. Mark Feinsand of the New York Daily News says pitcher Vidal Nuno is headed to Arizona in return.

  7. Royals sign left-handed reliever Scott Downs

    Jul 6, 2014, 10:59 AM EDT

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    From beat writer Andy McCullough of the Kansas City Star comes word that the Royals have agreed to terms on a minor league contract with left-handed reliever Scott Downs, who will join the big league bullpen immediately.

  8. VIDEO: Albert Pujols hit a vintage Albert Pujols home run

    Jul 6, 2014, 10:14 AM EDT

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    Albert Pujols entered play on Saturday evening with a disappointing .260/.313/.472 season slash line in 83 games, but watch him put a charge into this seventh-inning blast …

  9. John Lackey on Nelson Cruz: “Not even going to comment … I’ve got nothing to say about him”

    Jul 6, 2014, 9:32 AM EDT

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    A frustrated John Lackey directed his anger toward Nelson Cruz and his 2013 PED suspension after the Red Sox fell back to nine games under .500 in the second half of Saturday’s doubleheader against the Orioles. Key word in this post: convenient.

  10. Settling the Score: Saturday’s results

    Jul 6, 2014, 8:58 AM EDT

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    Aaron Harang was far from dominant and Andrelton Simmons made a rare pair of bad errors at shortstop, but the Braves produced 10 runs on 14 hits Saturday to beat the Diamondbacks. It was the ninth win in a row for Atlanta — the top dog in the National League East by 1 1/2 games.

  11. Celebrating the 25th anniversary of ‘Seinfeld’ with the Brooklyn Cyclones

    Jul 6, 2014, 1:01 AM EDT

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    The Brooklyn Cyclones held Salute to Seinfeld Night in honor of the show’s 25th anniversary.

  12. Pirates claim Dean Anna off waivers

    Jul 5, 2014, 11:55 PM EDT

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    The Pirates added some minor league infield depth, claiming Dean Anna off of waivers from the Yankees on Saturday.

  13. Blue Jays claim Cole Gillespie off waivers

    Jul 5, 2014, 11:30 PM EDT

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    The Blue Jays made a slight change in reserve outfield depth, picking up Cole Gillespie off of waivers from the Mariners and designating Kenny Wilson for assignment.

  14. Diamondbacks sign Kameron Loe to a minor league deal

    Jul 5, 2014, 11:00 PM EDT

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    The Braves signed a familiar face on Saturday, agreeing to a minor league deal with reliever Kameron Loe.

  15. Edwin Encarnacion had to be helped off the field due to a leg injury

    Jul 5, 2014, 10:32 PM EDT

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    Edwin Encarnacion was in considerable pain after beating out a ground ball double play to score a run. The Blue Jays are referring to it as right quadriceps soreness.

  16. Justin Verlander thinks the Tigers influenced the Athletics’ recent pitching acquisitions

    Jul 5, 2014, 10:00 PM EDT

    Detroit Tigers' Verlander reacts after leaving the game against Texas Rangers in their MLB American League baseball game in Arlington

    The Tigers — Justin Verlander specifically — have booted the Athletics out of the ALDS in each of the last two seasons in heart-breaking Game Fives. That’s why Verlander thinks that the A’s had them in mind when they acquired Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel from the Cubs on Friday.

  17. Athletics option Tommy Milone to Triple-A Sacramento

    Jul 5, 2014, 9:25 PM EDT

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    The A’s did a bit of roster maneuvering in the wake of Friday’s Jeff Samardzija/Jason Hammel trade.

  18. Play of the Day: Yasiel Puig recovers from misjudging a fly ball

    Jul 5, 2014, 8:50 PM EDT

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    Yoenis Cespedes and Yasiel Puig are your current leaders in turning a poor play into an amazing play (1).

  19. Troy Tulowitzki sounds like he wants to be traded to a contender

    Jul 5, 2014, 8:10 PM EDT

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    In the face of trade rumors, Troy Tulowitzki says he doesn’t want to be Todd Helton — a guy who spent a majority of his career playing on teams that weren’t very competitive.

  20. The Angels end the Rich Hill experiment after four batters

    Jul 5, 2014, 7:25 PM EDT

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    Rich Hill walked three batters and allowed a single to the only four batters he faced as a member of the Angels. He was designated for assignment on Saturday.

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