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  1. Rangers acquire outfielder Will Venable from Padres

    Aug 18, 2015, 8:30 PM EDT

    Will Venable

    The outfielder showed great promise in 2013, tallying 22 home runs and 22 stolen bases in 151 games, but he’s batted just .238/.300/.347 over the last two seasons.

  2. Video: Josh Donaldson hits mammoth homer in Philly

    Aug 18, 2015, 7:54 PM EDT

    Josh Donaldson

    Josh Donaldson destroyed this Aaron Nola pitch in the first inning Tuesday night in Philadelphia …

  3. Nori Aoki expected to return from concussion on Thursday

    Aug 18, 2015, 7:02 PM EDT

    Nori Aoki

    The 33-year-old has been an important presence at the top of the Giants’ lineup this season, batting .302 with a .368 on-base percentage across 338 plate appearances.

  4. Reds pitching prospect Robert Stephenson diagnosed with strained right forearm muscle

    Aug 18, 2015, 6:25 PM EDT

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    Stephenson, the 27th overall pick in the 2011 MLB Amateur Draft out of a California high school, had registered a 3.59 ERA, 1.24 WHIP, and 131/64 K/BB ratio through 120 1/3 innings this season between Double-A Pensacola and Triple-A Louisville.

  5. Blue Jays shut down outfielder Michael Saunders for season

    Aug 18, 2015, 5:13 PM EDT

    Michael Saunders

    Saunders was acquired from the Mariners for left-hander J.A. Happ in December.

  6. All-Star Jason Kipnis rejoins Indians after shoulder injury

    Aug 18, 2015, 4:28 PM EDT

    Jason Kipnis

    Before the DL stint he batted .326 with 43 total extra-base hits and an .878 OPS in 101 games.

  7. There’s a mini-baby boom in Kansas City nine months after the Royals playoff run

    Aug 18, 2015, 4:03 PM EDT

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    Well, MAYBE. But at least it gives us a chance to talk about the sex lives of Royals fans.

  8. Phillies lose standout rookie Maikel Franco to wrist fracture

    Aug 18, 2015, 3:47 PM EDT

    Maikel Franco

    Franco remained on the active roster for an entire week while hoping to play through what was initially called a bruise.

  9. Yankees place Bryan Mitchell on concussion disabled list after line drive to face

    Aug 18, 2015, 3:21 PM EDT

    NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 17:  Bryan Mitchell #55 of the New York Yankees pitches against the Minnesota Twins during their game at Yankee Stadium on August 17, 2015 in New York City.  (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

    He was hit in the face by an Eduardo Nunez line drive in Monday’s start.

  10. The Dodgers fired a huge portion of their international scouting department yesterday

    Aug 18, 2015, 2:45 PM EDT

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    At least seven men in the international scouting department were fired, including the vice president of the division.

  11. Must-click link: San Quentin’s Field of Dreams

    Aug 18, 2015, 1:44 PM EDT

    San Quentin

    “This is a place where I can actually feel free.”

  12. The Green Diamond Gallery in Cincinnati is different but cool

    Aug 18, 2015, 1:21 PM EDT

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    It’s more club than museum, but it’s one very cool club.

  13. Demotion, release, or injury? Bobby Parnell chooses stint on Mets’ disabled list

    Aug 18, 2015, 12:55 PM EDT

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    After a decade in the organization this could be it for Parnell and the Mets.

  14. Mike Leake’s return from the disabled list has been delayed

    Aug 18, 2015, 10:47 AM EDT

    Mike Leake

    Leake made just one start for the Giants after they acquired the impending free agent from the Reds at the July 31 trade deadline.

  15. Columnist argues that the Nationals should hire Wally Backman to “mess with the Mets’ mojo”

    Aug 18, 2015, 9:35 AM EDT

    Wally Backman

    I feel like the Nationals winning some baseball games would mess with that mojo the most, but that wouldn’t make for some great columns in the New York tabloids.

  16. And That Happened: Monday’s scores and highlights

    Aug 18, 2015, 6:51 AM EDT

    Chase Headley

    Other than a pitcher getting a comebacker to the face and a couple of walkoffs, it was kind of a quiet and boring night around MLB.

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