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  1. Andrelton Simmons has an ankle injury that may send him to the disabled list

    Aug 6, 2014, 3:53 PM EDT

    Andrelton Simmons

    A development which has caused me to become fatalistic about the universe.

  2. Cubs designate Nate Schierholtz for assignment

    Aug 6, 2014, 3:14 PM EDT

    Nate Schierholtz

    Last season around this time the Cubs decided not to trade Nate Schierholtz in the middle of a career-year.

  3. Oh joy, we get to revel in PED names being named again

    Aug 6, 2014, 2:56 PM EDT

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    One would think that name-naming is the entire purpose of Major League Baseball’s PED enforcement.

  4. When will the Cubs call up Kris Bryant to join Javier Baez?

    Aug 6, 2014, 1:15 PM EDT

    Kris Bryant Cubs

    Yes, Theo Epstein sees the light at the end of the tunnel, but that doesn’t mean the prospects are getting an E-Z Pass to the big leagues.

  5. Tony La Russa defends the Dbacks’ plunking of Andrew McCutchen. And it’s ridiculous.

    Aug 6, 2014, 1:00 PM EDT

    Tony La Russa

    Sounds to me like Tony La Russa is blaming the victim. Or else he’s simply writing more rules in the great Unwritten Rule Book.

  6. Are the Marlins ditching 23-year-old Jacob Turner for 36-year-old Brad Penny?

    Aug 6, 2014, 12:46 PM EDT

    Detroit Tigers v Baltimore Orioles

    Not only did the Marlins surprise a lot of people by designating for assignment one-time top prospect Jacob Turner–who at 23 years old still has plenty of upside–they’re apparently thinking of replacing him in the rotation with 36-year-old Brad Penny.

  7. If Rob Manfred is Bud Selig’s heir apparent, why are there three finalists?

    Aug 6, 2014, 12:31 PM EDT

    Rob Manfred

    To understand what’s going on with the Commissioner search requires understanding of who rules baseball. Note: it is not the Commissioner.

  8. Things are not adding up for the Nationals right now

    Aug 6, 2014, 11:50 AM EDT

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    Something’s just not adding up at the moment for a Nationals club that at times looks like the most-dominant team in the National League yet lately has been finding creative and agonizing ways to lose ballgames.

  9. Video: A loose ball on the field thwarted an Indians rally

    Aug 6, 2014, 11:38 AM EDT

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    One of the weirder plays you’ll see.

  10. A.J. Pierzynski: “I love Boston … I know everyone expects me to be bitter, but I’m not”

    Aug 6, 2014, 11:19 AM EDT

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    So now that he’s in St. Louis should the 37-year-old catcher be angry with how things went in Boston?

  11. Angel Pagan is finally ready to return to the Giants

    Aug 6, 2014, 10:47 AM EDT

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    After numerous delays in his recovery from a bulging disk in his lower back Giants center fielder Angel Pagan is finally ready to come off the disabled list and is expected to rejoin the lineup Thursday.

  12. Quote of the Day: Ryan Howard

    Aug 6, 2014, 10:34 AM EDT

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    Howard reminds us that he’s still here.

  13. Michael Wacha’s shoulder “feels strong” and “alive, really” after starting throwing program

    Aug 6, 2014, 10:15 AM EDT

    NLCS - Los Angeles Dodgers v St Louis Cardinals

    Cardinals right-hander Michael Wacha took a big step in his recovery from a stress reaction in his shoulder by starting a throwing program Tuesday after six weeks on the sidelines.

  14. A lot of people think — or want to think — the Dbacks caused Andrew McCutchen’s injury

    Aug 6, 2014, 9:53 AM EDT

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    But really, it’s totally possible to be angry at the Dbcaks over this regardless of the damage it caused.

  15. Wonder of wonders, miracle of miracles: Adam Dunn pitched last night.

    Aug 6, 2014, 8:55 AM EDT

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    The Big Donkey took the hill. And it was fantastic.

  16. Javier Baez hits a game-winning homer in his major league debut

    Aug 6, 2014, 8:38 AM EDT

    Javier Baez

    The future arrived for the Chicago Cubs last night. At least a very important part of it. And Javier Baez delivered when it mattered most.

  17. David Price shines in his Tigers debut

    Aug 6, 2014, 7:59 AM EDT

    David Pice

    He was excellent on Tuesday night. And he showed why the Tigers will be better for having him every other night.

  18. And That Happened: Tuesday’s scores and highlights

    Aug 6, 2014, 7:07 AM EDT

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    Welcome to the Tigers, David Price. Welcome to the big leagues Javier Baez.

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