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  1. Manny Machado diagnosed with ligament sprain in knee

    Aug 12, 2014, 7:13 PM EDT

    manny machado o's getty

    Orioles third baseman Manny Machado underwent an MRI on Tuesday after injuring his right knee on a hard swing in the third inning of Monday night’s 11-3 victory over the Yankees. The O’s have reviewed the MRI results but aren’t offering more than a vague diagnosis until Wednesday …

  2. Gerrit Cole will make another rehab start

    Aug 12, 2014, 6:29 PM EDT

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    Pirates right-hander Gerrit Cole was dominant in a rehab start Sunday at Triple-A Indianapolis, allowing just one hit over six scoreless innings. But he only made it to 73 pitches in that outing so the Bucs will have him make one more appearance in the minor leagues.

  3. Angels call up Brennan Boesch

    Aug 12, 2014, 5:47 PM EDT

    New York Yankees v Colorado Rockies

    Brennan Boesch is back in the majors, as the Angels have called up the 29-year-old outfielder after he hit .326 with 22 homers and 1.006 OPS in 84 games at Triple-A.

  4. George Springer suffers setback, out two more weeks

    Aug 12, 2014, 5:22 PM EDT

    George Springer

    Springer has been out since July 19, bringing to a halt an impressive rookie campaign in which the 24-year-old got off to a slow start and then smacked 20 homers in the span of 59 games.

  5. Indians lose David Murphy for 4-6 weeks with oblique strain

    Aug 12, 2014, 4:46 PM EDT

    David Murphy Indians

    Oblique strains tend to take 4-6 weeks, so it’s possible we’ve seen the last of Murphy this season.

  6. Reds push back Homer Bailey’s next start due to elbow soreness

    Aug 12, 2014, 4:16 PM EDT

    Homer Bailey

    Bailey had a rough first two months of the season after signing a $105 million contract extension in February, carrying a 5.04 ERA into June, but since June 1 he’s got a 2.66 ERA in 12 starts and his overall numbers this season are in line with his career norms.

  7. Rays minor leaguer Josh Sale is suspended. Again.

    Aug 12, 2014, 4:00 PM EDT

    Josh Sale

    Josh Sale: still killing it in the minors.

  8. More hamstring problems send Everth Cabrera back to the disabled list

    Aug 12, 2014, 3:45 PM EDT

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    Padres shortstop Everth Cabrera spent a month on the disabled list with a strained hamstring, played 10 games for San Diego, and is now headed back to the shelf with more hamstring problems.

  9. Matt Lindstrom returns to White Sox three months after ankle surgery

    Aug 12, 2014, 2:50 PM EDT

    Matt Lindstrom

    At the time of the injury Lindstrom had six saves with a 3.32 ERA in 19 appearances, but he’d also blown three save chances and in his absence White Sox manager Robin Ventura has turned to several ninth-inning options.

  10. HBT Daily: The Royals are in first place. But for how long?

    Aug 12, 2014, 1:39 PM EDT

    HBT Daily Logo

    Jenna and I marvel at the first place Royals. But we wonder how long it will last.

  11. Rockies sign Josh Roenicke

    Aug 12, 2014, 1:10 PM EDT

    San Diego Padres v Colorado Rockies

    Roenicke spent most of this season pitching at Triple-A for the Nationals, but was let go after posting a 5.49 ERA in 79 innings.

  12. Sean Doolittle explains sabermetrics to you

    Aug 12, 2014, 12:03 PM EDT

    Sean Doolittle

    What’s Bip Roberts got to do with this again?

  13. Base-running madness in the Yankees-Orioles game

    Aug 12, 2014, 11:50 AM EDT

    Bud Norris

    Carlos Beltran and Chase Headley were both credited with stolen bases, Bud Norris and Manny Machado were both credited with errors, and the Orioles ended up blowing out the Yankees anyway.

  14. Twins promote baseball’s No. 1 prospect, Byron Buxton, to Double-A

    Aug 12, 2014, 11:19 AM EDT

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    Twins center fielder Byron Buxton was slated to begin this season at Double-A and perhaps be knocking on the door to the majors right now, but instead the consensus No. 1 prospect in baseball missed the first two-plus months of the year with a spring training wrist injury.

  15. Adam Lind is ready to return from a fractured foot

    Aug 12, 2014, 10:47 AM EDT

    adam lind getty

    Prior to the injury Lind was having his second straight strong season following a three-year rough patch from 2010-2012, hitting a career-high .320 with an .878 OPS that ranks as the second-best mark of his career despite just four homers in 61 games.

  16. Buck Showalter wants to give Derek Jeter a picture of the Jeffrey Maier home run as a retirement gift

    Aug 12, 2014, 10:33 AM EDT

    Maier home run

    I assume the amount of crap that Derek Jeter does not give about this quip is incalculable by current mathematics.

  17. Domingo Santana is 0-for-17 with 14 strikeouts and “just panicked” defensively

    Aug 12, 2014, 10:16 AM EDT

    Domingo Santana Astros

    Astros prospect Domingo Santana hit .292 with 14 homers and an .844 OPS in 104 games at Triple-A to earn his first call-up to the big leagues, but the 21-year-old outfielder has been an absolute mess so far in Houston.

  18. Happy 20th Anniversary, 1994 baseball strike!

    Aug 12, 2014, 9:52 AM EDT

    strike

    Here’s hoping today’s owners remember the lessons of the 1994 strike.

  19. Brett Anderson to undergo season-ending back surgery

    Aug 12, 2014, 9:16 AM EDT

    Brett Anderson

    Another short season for a talented but fragile pitcher.

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