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  1. HBT Daily: Remembering the 1994 strike

    Aug 15, 2014, 8:55 AM EDT

    HBT Daily Logo

    Who wants to, right? Well, it’s a round-number anniversary, so we’re obligated by law to do so.

  2. Selig gets his man in Rob Manfred. And with it, his final triumph.

    Aug 15, 2014, 8:11 AM EDT

    MLB Commissioner Bud Selig speaks during a news conference in New York

    Bud Selig got his man. And in doing so, he has ensured his legacy.

  3. And That Happened: Thursday’s scores and highlights

    Aug 15, 2014, 7:05 AM EDT

    Max Scherzer

    Striking out 14 guys and/or scoring seven runs: strongly correlated with winning games.

  4. Yadier Molina catches bullpen session for first time since thumb surgery

    Aug 14, 2014, 11:40 PM EDT

    Yadier Molina AP

    When Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina underwent surgery to repair a torn ligament in his right thumb on July 11, it was estimated that he would miss 8-12 weeks. He already appears to be ahead of schedule.

  5. Dylan Bundy placed on DL in minors with lat strain, could be done for year

    Aug 14, 2014, 10:10 PM EDT

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    The Orioles already weren’t expecting Dylan Bundy to contribute at the major league level this season, but now the focus may officially shift to 2015.

  6. Yu Darvish diagnosed with mild elbow inflammation

    Aug 14, 2014, 9:14 PM EDT

    Yu Darvish AP

    Rangers right-hander Yu Darvish was placed on the disabled list yesterday with right elbow inflammation, but the good news is that it’s not considered serious.

  7. VIDEO: Watch the press conference for MLB commissioner-elect Rob Manfred

    Aug 14, 2014, 8:33 PM EDT

    Rob Manfred AP

    It wasn’t easy, but today the owners of MLB’s 30 teams unanimously elected Rob Manfred as the 10th commissioner in baseball history.

  8. Terry Collins to Matt Harvey: “Back off”

    Aug 14, 2014, 7:45 PM EDT

    Matt Harvey AP

    Matt Harvey has repeatedly said that he would like to pitch in the majors this season. It’s an understandable sentiment from a competitive athlete, even one less than one year removed from Tommy John surgery, but Mets manager Terry Collins told Harvey via phone today to tap the breaks.

  9. Rob Manfred voted in as new MLB commissioner

    Aug 14, 2014, 6:50 PM EDT

    Rob Manfred AP

    After a long day of deliberations, MLB owners have voted in Rob Manfred as Bud Selig’s successor as baseball’s commissioner.

  10. Reds place Homer Bailey on the disabled list

    Aug 14, 2014, 5:43 PM EDT

    Homer Bailey Getty

    Initially the Reds pushed back Homer Bailey’s turn in the rotation while hoping he could avoid a stint on the disabled list, but now they’ve placed him on the shelf with a flexor mass strain in his elbow.

  11. Bobby Abreu is back with the Mets

    Aug 14, 2014, 4:46 PM EDT

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    Abreu will report to Triple-A, where he hit .395 in 15 games earlier this season before being called up to the majors.

  12. Pirates claim John Axford off waivers from Indians

    Aug 14, 2014, 4:26 PM EDT

    John Axford

    Looking to add more bullpen help after the Jason Grilli-for-Ernesto Frieri swap worked out so horribly, the Pirates have acquired right-hander John Axford from the Indians.

  13. Ryan Braun out of Brewers’ lineup with ongoing hand injury

    Aug 14, 2014, 3:49 PM EDT

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    “It’s not like I can’t play. I obviously can play.”

  14. Yonder Alonso goes back on the disabled list

    Aug 14, 2014, 3:22 PM EDT

    Washington Nationals v San Diego Padres

    Alonso previously missed about six weeks in June and July with right wrist tendinitis and he’d been on fire since returning, hitting .421 in 15 games.

  15. Reds clear Brandon Phillips to begin rehab assignment

    Aug 14, 2014, 3:05 PM EDT

    brandon phillips

    He was having a poor season before the injury, hitting .272 with seven homers and a .701 OPS that rates as his lowest mark since joining the Reds in 2006.

  16. Reports: Rob Manfred one vote shy of being named commissioner

    Aug 14, 2014, 2:48 PM EDT

    Rob Manfred

    It’s a two-man race as Jerry Reinsdorf and company break for milk and cookies.

  17. Yasiel Puig can play a little center field, apparently

    Aug 14, 2014, 2:28 PM EDT

    Yasiel Puig

    Why did Don Mattingly spend two months playing Andre Ethier in center field and Yasiel Puig in right field?

  18. Joe Nathan apologizes to Tigers fans for chin-flick gesture

    Aug 14, 2014, 1:30 PM EDT

    Joe Nathan Tigers

    “I have two kids and I need to be a better example for them.”

  19. Jose Quintana is the unluckiest pitcher alive

    Aug 14, 2014, 1:00 PM EDT

    Jose Quintana

    Well, at least he has his health.

  20. Fractured finger sends A’s shortstop Jed Lowrie to the disabled list

    Aug 14, 2014, 12:29 PM EDT

    jed lowrie getty

    He’d been healthy this season until the finger injury, but his production has slipped to a .238 batting average and .671 OPS with free agency right around the corner this winter.

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