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  1. Wally Backman to coach with the Mets for the final nine games of the season

    Sep 12, 2014, 4:00 PM EDT

    Wally Backman, Tim Teufel

    That doesn’t fit in with the “Sandy hates Wally” narrative too well, now does it?

  2. Skip Schumaker undergoes shoulder surgery

    Sep 12, 2014, 3:45 PM EDT

    Skip Schumaker Getty

    Don’t blame his pitching appearances.

  3. HBT Extra: Chris Davis’ curious use of Adderall

    Sep 12, 2014, 3:30 PM EDT

    Chris Davis

    Davis had a therapeutic use exemption to use Adderall last year. This year he didn’t get one and got busted. Why?

  4. Mat Latos scratched from start with elbow injury

    Sep 12, 2014, 3:25 PM EDT

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    Right-hander Daniel Corcino, who has appeared in just two games as a reliever since making his MLB debut in late August, will start in Latos’ place against the Brewers.

  5. Kevin Towers is probably not going back to the Padres

    Sep 12, 2014, 3:00 PM EDT

    Kevin Towers

    Maybe he stays in Arizona after all.

  6. Plunked on the elbow last night, Derek Jeter is out of the Yankees’ lineup today

    Sep 12, 2014, 2:04 PM EDT

    Derek Jeter AP

    “He’s sore … he was pretty sore last night, so I’m not sure what we’ll have.”

  7. Giancarlo Stanton tweets “I’m much better today and deeply appreciate your prayers!”

    Sep 12, 2014, 1:13 PM EDT

    Giancarlo Stanton AP

    Giancarlo Stanton is looking at a long road back from some gruesome injuries suffered when he was hit in the face by a pitch last night, but today he’s at least feeling good enough to tweet.

  8. HBT Daily: Giancarlo Stanton’s beaning could affect him for a while

    Sep 12, 2014, 1:00 PM EDT

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    Jenna and I talk about the implications of last night’s awful injury.

  9. David Phelps returns to the Yankees as a reliever

    Sep 12, 2014, 12:48 PM EDT

    New York Yankees v Baltimore Orioles

    Phelps does have previous relief experience, posting a 3.60 ERA and 84 strikeouts in 75 career innings out of the bullpen.

  10. Bud Selig can’t remember the last domestic violence incident in Major League Baseball

    Sep 12, 2014, 12:30 PM EDT

    Bud Selig

    The reason for that is pretty clear: baseball would prefer not to think about such things. And, historically, it hasn’t. That needs to change.

  11. Hitting .159 on June 1, Carlos Santana has turned his season around in a huge way

    Sep 12, 2014, 12:16 PM EDT

    Carlos Santana

    Coincidence or not Santana’s last game at third base came on May 22 and since then he’s hit .279 with a .404 on-base percentage and .543 slugging percentage in 89 games, including 22 homers, 17 doubles, and 64 walks on the way to a .947 OPS.

  12. A couple of initial thoughts on the Chris Davis suspension

    Sep 12, 2014, 11:44 AM EDT

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    Because you know I’d have a couple of thoughts, right?

  13. Chris Davis suspended 25 games for amphetamine use

    Sep 12, 2014, 11:17 AM EDT

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    The suspension is effective immediately and includes the playoffs in addition to the Orioles’ final 17 regular season games.

  14. Matt Harvey predicts the Mets will win next April 6

    Sep 12, 2014, 11:03 AM EDT

    Matt Harvey AP

    Most players don’t predict specific wins. Matt Harvey is not most players.

  15. Francisco Liriano and his filthy slider are dominating again

    Sep 12, 2014, 10:47 AM EDT

    Francisco Liriano

    Liriano shut out the Phillies for eight innings Thursday night, racking up 12 strikeouts and totaling 25 swinging strikes out of 106 total pitches.

  16. Will Giancarlo Stanton’s injury usher in mandatory face guards on helmets?

    Sep 12, 2014, 10:36 AM EDT

    Jason Heyward AP

    There may come a day when everyone looks like Jason Heyward here. But I doubt it will happen for a while.

  17. Danny Duffy feeling “miles better” with rotator cuff injury

    Sep 12, 2014, 10:15 AM EDT

    Danny Duffy

    In his first full season back from Tommy John elbow surgery Duffy has a 2.42 ERA in 141 innings while holding opponents to a .201 batting average.

  18. Albert Pujols gets his first ever golden sombrero

    Sep 12, 2014, 9:14 AM EDT

    Albert Pujols AP

    But I don’t offer this bit of info to slam Pujols. I offer it to praise him.

  19. It’s about time: Kiss pays video tribute to Derek Jeter

    Sep 12, 2014, 8:55 AM EDT

    Kiss

    It’s almost over. Like, two weeks and a couple of days, and then it’s over.

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