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  1. Brandon Belt feels “sharp as a tack” after passing concussion tests

    Sep 12, 2014, 11:05 PM EDT

    Brandon Belt

    Brandon Belt feels good after passing concussion tests, though he still may not face pitching in a live game for a little while longer.

  2. Chase Headley cleared to play after being hit in the face by a pitch

    Sep 12, 2014, 10:15 PM EDT

    Chase Headley

    Chase Headley has been cleared to play after being hit in the jaw by a Jake McGee pitch last night.

  3. Dodgers call up Scott Elbert from Triple-A, designate Red Patterson for assignment

    Sep 12, 2014, 9:25 PM EDT

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    After two years, Scott Elbert is back in the big leagues with the Dodgers. Red Patterson was designated for assignment.

  4. Ryne Sandberg opines on Giancarlo Stanton injury, says, “Today is a different game”

    Sep 12, 2014, 8:35 PM EDT

    Ryne Sandberg

    Ryne Sandberg suggests that hitters in his era were better suited to avoid getting hit by pitches because it was a part of the game back then.

  5. Marco Gonzales to start on Sunday in place of Michael Wacha

    Sep 12, 2014, 7:45 PM EDT

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    Cardinals manager Mike Matheny says Michael Wacha “doesn’t look right”, so Marco Gonzales will start on Sunday against the Rockies instead.

  6. White Sox honor scout who saved car crash victims

    Sep 12, 2014, 6:55 PM EDT

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    A White Sox scout helped free victims of a car crash from their overturned vehicle, and the White Sox honored him for his efforts.

  7. Rays sign Neil Wagner to an uncommon two-year minor league deal

    Sep 12, 2014, 6:05 PM EDT

    Neil Wagner

    Minor league deals are often of the one-year variety, but the Rays signed reliever Neil Wagner to a two-year deal on Friday.

  8. Boone Logan undergoes elbow surgery

    Sep 12, 2014, 5:22 PM EDT

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    Logan is signed for $5.5 million next season and $6.25 million in 2016.

  9. Mike Fiers fined, Anthony DeSclafani suspended following Giancarlo Stanton beaning

    Sep 12, 2014, 5:01 PM EDT

    Mike Fiers Brewers

    DeSclafani has appealed his suspension, so he’ll be available out of the Marlins’ bullpen in the meantime.

  10. Quintin Berry is 30-for-30 stealing bases in the majors

    Sep 12, 2014, 4:16 PM EDT

    Quintin Berry, Ben Zobrist

    Journeyman outfielder Quintin Berry, who was called up by the Orioles when rosters expanded for September, just came into today’s game against the Yankees as a pinch-runner in the ninth inning and swiped second base.

  11. 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?

  12. Skip Schumaker undergoes shoulder surgery

    Sep 12, 2014, 3:45 PM EDT

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    Don’t blame his pitching appearances.

  13. 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?

  14. 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.

  15. 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.

  16. 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.”

  17. 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.

  18. 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.

  19. David Phelps returns to the Yankees as a reliever

    Sep 12, 2014, 12:48 PM EDT

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

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