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  1. Javier Baez to bat second, play second in his major league debut tonight

    Aug 5, 2014, 5:04 PM EDT

    Javier Baez

    And he’ll wear number 9 . . . number 9 . . . number 9 . . . number

  2. The Indians release Nyjer Morgan

    Aug 5, 2014, 4:01 PM EDT

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    Tony Plush, we hardly knew ye.

  3. Andrew McCutchen has a broken rib, not an oblique strain

    Aug 5, 2014, 3:31 PM EDT

    Andrew McCutchen

    It’s to early to know if this changes the timetable.

  4. Nationals claim Matt Thornton off waivers from Yankees

    Aug 5, 2014, 3:20 PM EDT

    Matt Thornton Yankees

    Most players are pulled back once they’re claimed during the August revocable waiver period, but it’s always interesting when a team claims a player and the original team simply says “OK fine, take him.”

  5. Get the popcorn: more Biogenesis-connected players to be revealed.

    Aug 5, 2014, 2:59 PM EDT

    Clinic at Center of MLB Doping Scandal

    It may be that the Biogenesis matter was not fully put to rest in 2013.

  6. Tigers, not Orioles, sign A’s castoff Jim Johnson

    Aug 5, 2014, 2:32 PM EDT

    Jim Johnson

    Jim Johnson worked out for the Orioles after being released by the A’s and most people assumed he was ready for a reunion in Baltimore, but not so fast says Ken Rosenthal of FOXSports.com.

  7. Brewers place Matt Garza on disabled list with oblique strain

    Aug 5, 2014, 2:14 PM EDT

    Matt Garza

    Garza was cruising along through six shutout, one-hit innings on just 71 pitches when he got hurt and given the nature of oblique strain recovery timetables he’s unlikely to pitch again before September.

  8. Allen Craig goes on disabled list after injuring ankle in Red Sox debut

    Aug 5, 2014, 1:13 PM EDT

    Allen Craig Red Sox

    Craig logged just four plate appearances for the Red Sox after being acquired from the Cardinals in the deal for John Lackey.

  9. The Marlins designate Jacob Turner for assignment

    Aug 5, 2014, 1:00 PM EDT

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    Tigers win the Anibal Sanchez trade.

  10. Shane Victorino needs season-ending back surgery

    Aug 5, 2014, 12:48 PM EDT

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    Victorino is under contract for $13 million next season.

  11. The Padres are nearing a decision on their next general manager

    Aug 5, 2014, 12:31 PM EDT

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    A new man — or woman — could be in the GM seat in San Diego within 48 hours.

  12. Derek Holland’s second rehab start didn’t go so well

    Aug 5, 2014, 12:16 PM EDT

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    Rangers left-hander Derek Holland was supposed to throw three innings Monday night in his second minor-league rehab start at Triple-A, but instead he lasted just one inning as he comes back from knee surgery.

  13. Nationals interested in Rangers reliever Neal Cotts

    Aug 5, 2014, 11:50 AM EDT

    Tampa Bay Rays v Texas Rangers

    Cotts had a career 4.63 ERA through 2009 and didn’t pitch in the majors at all from 2010-2012, but since joining the Rangers in 2013 he’s thrown 105 innings with a 2.14 ERA and 117/36 K/BB ratio.

  14. Brandon McCarthy has turned his season around with the Yankees

    Aug 5, 2014, 11:19 AM EDT

    Brandon McCarthy

    Brandon McCarthy for the Diamondbacks: 3-10 with a 5.01 ERA in 18 starts.
    Brandon McCarthy for the Yankees: 4-0 with a 2.08 ERA in five starts.

  15. Awwwww: Justin Verlander tossed Kate Upton a baseball

    Aug 5, 2014, 10:47 AM EDT

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    Kate Upton had a first-row seat behind Detroit’s dugout for last night’s Yankees-Tigers game in New York.

  16. Video: The Agony and the Ecstasy of Yasiel Puig

    Aug 5, 2014, 10:30 AM EDT

    Los Angeles Dodgers v Philadelphia Phillies

    He can be so good and so bad in so short a period of time.

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