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  1. A Jason Lane home run will be featured in a new movie

    Jul 9, 2014, 5:25 PM EDT

    jason lane

    I mean, maybe he can act, but it’s probably better that he’s playing baseball.

  2. Mariners demote Taijuan Walker to Triple-A

    Jul 9, 2014, 5:22 PM EDT

    taijuan walker getty

    Seattle has optioned right-hander Taijuan Walker back to Triple-A, but it looks like the move might be more about keeping the 21-year-old rookie on his normal schedule rather than any sort of performance-based demotion.

  3. Jury finds the Dodgers partially negligent, awards $18 million to Bryan Stow

    Jul 9, 2014, 5:03 PM EDT

    Bryan Stow

    The Dodgers, however, will only be on the hook for $4.5 million of that. Or less than 2% of their annual payroll.

  4. Alex Gordon “can’t swing” and will go for MRI exam on wrist

    Jul 9, 2014, 4:52 PM EDT

    Oakland Athletics v Kansas City Royals

    Before tonight he’d played in 87 of the Royals’ first 89 games after missing a grand total of six games in the previous two seasons.

  5. Masahiro Tanaka injured: Yankees ace to undergo an MRI exam on his right arm

    Jul 9, 2014, 3:40 PM EDT

    Masahiro Tanaka

    After a spectacular start to his MLB career Mashiro Tanaka has looked somewhat human of late, allowing nine runs and a .333 opponents’ batting average in his last two starts. And now we may know why.

  6. As the A’s and Oakland fight about a lease, the Raiders plan to tear the Coliseum down

    Jul 9, 2014, 3:30 PM EDT

    Seattle Mariners v Oakland Athletics

    Well, that’s one solution. Very NFL in its efficiency and simplicity when you think about it.

  7. The Red Sox have designated A.J. Pierzynski for assignment

    Jul 9, 2014, 3:00 PM EDT

    A.J. Pierzynski

    The Red Sox are apparently calling it a year.

  8. Kirk Gibson is (still) sticking with Addison Reed as the Diamondbacks’ closer

    Jul 9, 2014, 2:44 PM EDT

    Addison Reed Diamondbacks

    At this point I like to imagine that Diamondbacks beat reporter Nick Piecoro of the Arizona Republic has the same routine so ingrained into his life that even on off days he wakes up, cooks a nice, sensible breakfast, and asks no one in particular “is Addison Reed still the closer?”

  9. Marlins promote Brad Penny from Single-A to Triple-A ahead of opt-out date

    Jul 9, 2014, 1:20 PM EDT

    Detroit Tigers v Baltimore Orioles

    Brad Penny has been impressive enough after signing a minor-league contract with the Marlins last month that they’ve promoted the 35-year-old right-hander from Single-A to Triple-A.

  10. Carl Crawford is ready to return, but the Dodgers aren’t planning to play him

    Jul 9, 2014, 12:46 PM EDT

    Carl Crawford

    Carl Crawford’s ankle injury led to Matt Kemp coming off the bench and rejoining the Dodgers’ starting lineup, but now that Crawford is ready to return it sounds like he’ll be the one on the bench most days.

  11. There’s “lots of interest in John Lackey”

    Jul 9, 2014, 12:30 PM EDT

    John Lackey Getty

    Understandable, but it would be pretty darn surprising if he were dealt.

  12. Rangers likely to shop Neal Cotts and Jason Frasor

    Jul 9, 2014, 12:16 PM EDT

    Houston Astros v Texas Rangers

    Texas has the second-worst record in the league at 38-52 and when the Rangers start selling off veterans near the trade deadline T.R. Sullivan of MLB.com reports that relievers Jason Frasor and Neal Cotts will likely be on the block.

  13. What if Jose Abreu had chosen the Red Sox over the White Sox?

    Jul 9, 2014, 11:51 AM EDT

    Jose Abreu

    Jose Abreu has enjoyed his first look at Fenway Park, the historic venue that very nearly was his home.

  14. Red Sox demote Brandon Workman to Triple-A

    Jul 9, 2014, 11:19 AM EDT

    World Series - St Louis Cardinals v Boston Red Sox - Game Two

    Brandon Workman has done a solid job for the Red Sox, posting a 4.13 ERA in 52 innings split between the rotation and bullpen, but the 25-year-old right-hander has been optioned back to Triple-A following last night’s loss to the White Sox.

  15. Video: Kurt Suzuki has quick reflexes

    Jul 9, 2014, 11:02 AM EDT

    Suzuki

    And presents us with a philosophical question

  16. Cubs call up prospect Arismendy Alcantara for MLB debut

    Jul 9, 2014, 10:47 AM EDT

    Arismendy Alcantara Cubs

    Second baseman Darwin Barney is on paternity leave and to replace him on the roster the Cubs have called up one of their many top-ranked position player prospects, Arismendy Alcantara, from Triple-A.

  17. Jose Reyes has been playing through a shoulder injury for a month

    Jul 9, 2014, 10:15 AM EDT

    Jose Reyes AP

    Blue Jays shortstop Jose Reyes committed throwing errors in back-to-back games Sunday and Monday, giving him eight throwing errors on the season compared to a career-high of nine.

  18. David Ortiz is not pleased that his name got pulled into the John Lackey-Nelson Cruz thing

    Jul 9, 2014, 9:40 AM EDT

    David Ortiz Getty

    And he’s right to not be pleased. Even if he (and everyone else in this littler drama) is being pretty lame.

  19. If you’re in Japan, join Andruw Jones for “World Beer & Meat Festival”

    Jul 9, 2014, 9:16 AM EDT

    andruw jones getty

    Beer. Meat. Memories of a dude who was friggin’ amazing once upon a time, but whom we all seem to have forgotten.

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