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  1. Royals release Bruce Chen

    Sep 5, 2014, 10:40 PM EDT

    Bruce Chen

    The Royals released Bruce Chen one week after designating him for assignment. The 37-year-old has not had a fun 2014 season.

  2. Michael Morse received a cortisone injection, hopes to return Tuesday

    Sep 5, 2014, 9:50 PM EDT

    Michael Morse

    Michael Morse had a cortisone injection for his ailing oblique injury and could return to the Giants’ lineup on Tuesday.

  3. Alex Rios will miss a week with a thumb infection

    Sep 5, 2014, 9:00 PM EDT

    Alex Rios

    Alex Rios is suffering from an infection in his right thumb and will miss at least a week of action.

  4. Mike Matheny took issue with Brewers third baseman Hector Gomez on Thursday night

    Sep 5, 2014, 8:10 PM EDT

    Martin Maldonado, Jon Jay

    Brewers third baseman Hector Gomez tried to impede Jon Jay’s sight of a fly ball to right field, and Jay was ultimately thrown out to end the ninth inning. Gomez’s behavior irked Cardinals manager Mike Matheny.

  5. Josh Beckett is considering retiring

    Sep 5, 2014, 7:20 PM EDT

    Josh Beckett

    Josh Beckett’s hip injury has given him reason to consider retiring after 14 major league seasons.

  6. Edward Mujica to temporarily take over as closer for the Red Sox

    Sep 5, 2014, 6:30 PM EDT

    Edward Mujica

    The struggling Koji Uehara has been taken out of the closer’s role. Edward Mujica will close out ballgames in his stead.

  7. Angels pick up GM Jerry Dipoto’s option for 2015

    Sep 5, 2014, 5:47 PM EDT

    scioscia and dipoto angels

    Last year at this time Angels general manager Jerry Dipoto was on the hot seat, but now with the team in first place and headed for a 15-20 game improvement owner Arte Moreno has picked up his 2015 option.

  8. Fractured bone in left hand could end Paul Konerko’s career

    Sep 5, 2014, 5:17 PM EDT

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    White Sox first baseman Paul Konerko has been winding down his 18-year career in a part-time role, but now it may come to a premature end.

  9. Everth Cabrera arrested for driving under the influence of marijuana

    Sep 5, 2014, 4:34 PM EDT

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    For the third straight year, Cabrera runs into some off-the-field legal trouble.

  10. Indians acquire J.B. Shuck from Angels

    Sep 5, 2014, 4:16 PM EDT

    Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim v Oakland Athletics

    Shuck hit .293 in 129 games for the Angels last season, but it came with just two homers and a modest .697 OPS.

  11. Indians activate David Murphy from the disabled list

    Sep 5, 2014, 3:15 PM EDT

    David Murphy Indians

    Before the injury he hit .262 with seven homers and a .708 OPS in the first season of a two-year, $12 million contract.

  12. Mario Hollands is done for the season with a flexor strain

    Sep 5, 2014, 2:14 PM EDT

    Mario Hollands Phillies

    He appeared in 50 games for the Phillies as a rookie, posting a 4.40 ERA and 35/21 K/BB ratio in 47 innings.

  13. Are you happy, Hardee’s? You made Stan Musial cry!

    Sep 5, 2014, 2:05 PM EDT

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    Baseball, hot dogs, apple pie and pornography. Apparently, some people have a problem with one of these things.

  14. HBT Daily: What are baseball’s biggest challenges?

    Sep 5, 2014, 1:30 PM EDT

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    Baseball may not be dying, but today I talk about two of baseball’s biggest challenges

  15. Joe Wieland is ready to return from Tommy John surgery

    Sep 5, 2014, 1:13 PM EDT

    Joe Wieland

    Wieland hasn’t pitched in a big-league game since May 6, 2012.

  16. Carlos Zambrano is officially retired and “life is good”

    Sep 5, 2014, 12:48 PM EDT

    Cincinnati Reds v Chicago Cubs

    Carlos Zambrano is hanging out at Wrigley Field today and told reporters he’s done trying to make a comeback, officially calling it quits at age 33.

  17. Report: Phillies “will look to trade” Domonic Brown

    Sep 5, 2014, 11:50 AM EDT

    Phillies Brown drops his bat and helmet at the plate after striking out in their MLB National League baseball game in Washington

    Last season Domonic Brown was an All-Star for the Phillies, hitting .272 with 27 homers and an .818 OPS to finally break through at age 25 after years as a top prospect in waiting.

  18. The New York Daily News will no longer print images of Chief Wahoo

    Sep 5, 2014, 11:32 AM EDT

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    I put the number of comments before we see someone making a dumb argument about this somehow violating the Indians’ First Amendment rights at, oh, 8.

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