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  1. Masahiro Tanaka throws 10 fastballs on flat ground, hopes to return to Yankees this season

    Aug 13, 2014, 8:43 PM EDT

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    Masahiro Tanaka was diagnosed last month with a torn ulnar collateral ligament in his elbow and that injury pretty much always leads to Tommy John reconstructive surgery, but the right-hander is still holding out hope that rest and rehab will do the trick.

  2. Rangers place Yu Darvish on disabled list with elbow injury

    Aug 13, 2014, 7:59 PM EDT

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    The long list of injured Rangers now grows. As first relayed by Jeff Wilson at the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, ace Yu Darvish has been placed on the 15-day disabled list with inflammation in his right elbow.

  3. Rule 7.13 strikes again as White Sox fall to Giants

    Aug 13, 2014, 7:07 PM EDT

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    The mess that is Rule 7.13 struck again in Wednesday’s game between the White Sox and Giants …

  4. Alex Rios back in Rangers’ lineup on Wednesday

    Aug 13, 2014, 6:24 PM EDT

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    Alex Rios is back in the Rangers’ starting lineup on Wednesday night against the Rays for the first time since aggravating a right ankle injury on a slide into home plate Sunday afternoon at Minute Maid Park.

  5. Mets minor leaguer suspended

    Aug 13, 2014, 5:36 PM EDT

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    This is the city. Port St. Luice, Florida. I work here. I’m a urine tester.

  6. Orioles lose Manny Machado to another knee injury

    Aug 13, 2014, 3:45 PM EDT

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    After a terrible start to the season and a suspension for tossing his bat Machado has hit .351 in 28 games since July 1, raising his OPS from .662 to .755 during that time.

  7. Yoenis Cespedes leaves game with a bruised hand

    Aug 13, 2014, 3:32 PM EDT

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    I have a diabolical theory about how it happened.

  8. Indians to activate Michael Bourn from the disabled list Friday

    Aug 13, 2014, 2:54 PM EDT

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    Because of all the leg problems Bourn has ceased doing damage as a base-runner, swiping just 30 bases while being thrown out 15 times in 196 games since last season.

  9. No longer out for the season, Avisail Garcia is on the verge of joining the White Sox

    Aug 13, 2014, 2:28 PM EDT

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    White Sox outfielder Avisail Garcia was expected to miss the entire season when he suffered a torn left labrum in early April, but now it looks like he might be back in the lineup as soon as next week.

  10. HBT Daily: How are the Mariners doing it? And can they keep it up?

    Aug 13, 2014, 2:00 PM EDT

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    Yesterday we talked about the surprise Kansas City Royals. Today it’s the surprise Seattle Mariners.

  11. Cubs fans have a way to drown their sorrows

    Aug 13, 2014, 1:08 PM EDT

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    Personally, I’d prefer an Old Style.

  12. Twins ready to activate Ricky Nolasco from the disabled list

    Aug 13, 2014, 12:46 PM EDT

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    Ricky Nolasco threw 104 innings with a 5.90 ERA before informing the Twins that he’d been pitching through elbow soreness since spring training.

  13. Yankees skipping Hiroki Kuroda’s turn in the rotation

    Aug 13, 2014, 11:50 AM EDT

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    Hiroki Kuroda is the last pitcher standing in the Yankees’ injury wrecked original starting rotation.

  14. Joe Kelly swiped his way into the Red Sox’s record book

    Aug 13, 2014, 11:19 AM EDT

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    The last Red Sox pitcher to steal a base? Bill Landis on September 8, 1969.

  15. Baseball is dying, you guys

    Aug 13, 2014, 11:00 AM EDT

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    Usually those who say that baseball is dying conveniently forget that, in 1994, it actually was in trouble. So this is all very interesting.

  16. Marlins tell Jarred Cosart: “Don’t swing the bat!”

    Aug 13, 2014, 10:47 AM EDT

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    “Had we had him in a situation where we needed to score a run, we probably would have had to hit for him.”

  17. Brush back Yoenis Cespedes and pay the price

    Aug 13, 2014, 10:15 AM EDT

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    Jonathan Broxton learned an important lesson about Yoenis Cespedes.

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