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  1. Did Barry Bonds’ eight days in Giants camp pay dividends?

    Apr 10, 2014, 3:31 PM EDT

    Barry Bonds Giants spring

    Maybe he’s helped, maybe not. But the Giants do seem to be mainstreaming the guy who was once baseball’s biggest villain.

  2. White Sox lose Avisail Garcia for the season

    Apr 10, 2014, 3:15 PM EDT

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    White Sox outfielder Avisail Garcia will miss the remainder of the season after suffering a torn labrum in his left shoulder.

  3. MLB’s best prospect, Byron Buxton, won’t play before May

    Apr 10, 2014, 2:48 PM EDT

    Byron Buxton

    Baseball’s best prospect, Twins center fielder Byron Buxton, injured his left wrist diving for a ball on March 16. At the time the Twins hoped he’d miss just a few days, but he hasn’t played since then and now they don’t expect him to see any game action until at least May.

  4. HBT Daily: Is Yangervis Solarte the real deal?

    Apr 10, 2014, 2:32 PM EDT

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    Also: a Hamiltonian blunder and some chatter about the Rivera and Hoffman Awards.

  5. Major League Baseball is “reviewing” Adam Jones’ comments about fans on the field

    Apr 10, 2014, 1:00 PM EDT

    Fan on the field

    Adam Jones may have been a bit extreme in his comments about fans who rush the field, but he shouldn’t be punished for it.

  6. The “move the A’s to Portland” drum continues to beat

    Apr 10, 2014, 12:30 PM EDT

    Portland

    It could happen. But Portland’s baseball enthusiasts are missing the key ingredient at the moment.

  7. A’s remove $10 million pickup Jim Johnson from closer role

    Apr 10, 2014, 11:51 AM EDT

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    Oakland general manager Billy Beane raised a lot of eyebrows this offseason when he acquired Jim Johnson from the Orioles and paid him $10 million to serve as the A’s closer. And now, less than two weeks into the season, Johnson has already pitched himself out of the closer role.

  8. Shoulder problems force Ryan Zimmerman to change throwing style

    Apr 10, 2014, 11:19 AM EDT

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    In an attempt to lessen his chronic shoulder problems Nationals third baseman Ryan Zimmerman is altering his throwing motion to avoid over-the-top throws. Zimmerman has done this occasionally in the past, on certain plays, but now he’s giving the three-quarters arm slot a full-time try.

  9. Must-Click Link: Scouting 14-year-olds in Latin America

    Apr 10, 2014, 11:03 AM EDT

    Dominican Republic

    Competition and perverse incentives have lead to younger and younger kids being scouted.

  10. Paul Goldschmidt continues to own Tim Lincecum

    Apr 10, 2014, 10:47 AM EDT

    Baltimore Orioles v Arizona Diamondbacks

    Diamondbacks first baseman Paul Goldschmidt came into last night’s game with ridiculous career numbers against Giants right-hander Tim Lincecum … and then Goldschmidt smacked a three-run homer off the two-time Cy Young winner in an Arizona victory.

  11. Did Ryan Braun taunt the Phillies fans last night? God, I hope so.

    Apr 10, 2014, 10:35 AM EDT

    Ryan Braun

    Mostly I’m just hoping that he’s going for the full heel-turn

  12. Looks like the Mets are changing plans at first base again

    Apr 10, 2014, 10:15 AM EDT

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    Last week Mets manager Terry Collins announced that he’d be benching Ike Davis and giving Lucas Duda an opportunity to be the team’s primary first baseman.

  13. Matt Moore has a torn UCL

    Apr 10, 2014, 9:46 AM EDT

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    Yet another young starter staring down the barrel of Tommy John surgery.

  14. Great Moments in Pitching Statistics: Jim Johnson with the hold, Joe Nathan with the win

    Apr 10, 2014, 9:15 AM EDT

    Joe Nathan Adrian Gonzalez

    Friends don’t let friends cite wins, losses, holds and saves when talking about how pitchers did the night before.

  15. Dr. James Andrews explains why Tommy John surgery is on the rise

    Apr 10, 2014, 8:55 AM EDT

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    For most guys who are getting Tommy John surgery, the damage was done long before they hit the big leagues or even the minors.

  16. David Ortiz took almost 33 seconds to round the bases after his homer last night

    Apr 10, 2014, 8:25 AM EDT

    David Ortiz

    When you’re Big Papi, you’ve earned the right to take a little extra time.

  17. And That Happened: Wednesday’s scores and highlights

    Apr 10, 2014, 7:06 AM EDT

    Victor Martinez

    I saw Captain America last night. It was way better than the first few innings of the Tigers-Dodgers game.

  18. VIDEO: Bryce Harper crushes first home run of 2014

    Apr 9, 2014, 11:24 PM EDT

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    Bryce Harper entered Wednesday’s game against the Marlins in a 4-for-25 (.160) season-opening slump, but he snapped out of it in loud fashion with this towering fourth-inning blast …

  19. A’s prospect Addison Russell diagnosed with torn hamstring

    Apr 9, 2014, 10:17 PM EDT

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    From Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports comes word that A’s shortstop prospect Addison Russell has been diagnosed with a Grade 3 hamstring strain — it’s a tear, really — and will be out at least a month.

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