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  1. Kris Bryant doubles in return to lineup for AAA Iowa

    Aug 19, 2014, 6:14 PM EDT

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    Cubs third base prospect Kris Bryant sent a scare through the organization on Saturday when he had to leave a game at Triple-A Iowa with pain in his left big toe. But all is well with the budding superstar.

  2. Indians place Ryan Raburn on the disabled list

    Aug 19, 2014, 5:29 PM EDT

    Ryan Raburn

    Ryan Raburn’s disappointing season for the Indians now includes a trip to the disabled list with a sore right wrist.

  3. Cardinals place Mark Ellis on the disabled list

    Aug 19, 2014, 4:40 PM EDT

    Mark Ellis Cardinals

    St. Louis infielder Mark Ellis is headed to the disabled list with a strained oblique muscle, which tends to sideline players for more than the minimum 15 days.

  4. Nate McLouth needs season-ending shoulder surgery

    Aug 19, 2014, 3:45 PM EDT

    Nate McLouth Nationals

    McLouth played just 79 games and hit .173 for the Nationals in the first season of a two-year, $10.75 million deal.

  5. Pirates activate Andrew McCutchen from the disabled list

    Aug 19, 2014, 3:28 PM EDT

    Andrew McCutchen

    McCutchen was having another MVP-caliber season at the time of the injury, ranking among the NL’s top five in batting average (.311), on-base percentage (.411), slugging percentage (.536), and OPS (.947).

  6. Yoenis Cespedes to the Oakland A’s: “I hope you win it all”

    Aug 19, 2014, 2:20 PM EDT

    Yoenis Cespedes

    Cespedes said he almost cried when he found out he was traded. But he wishes everyone the best.

  7. HBT Daily: They’ve dropped six straight, but the Pirates may be the Wild Card favorites

    Aug 19, 2014, 1:30 PM EDT

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    The silly NL West wild card race may actually favor the team playing the worst baseball right now.

  8. Andrew Cashner tosses five innings in rehab start

    Aug 19, 2014, 1:03 PM EDT

    Andrew Cashner

    Before being shut down Cashner had a 2.36 ERA in 12 starts.

  9. The Indians sign Scott Atchison to a contract extension

    Aug 19, 2014, 12:40 PM EDT

    Cleveland Indians v Texas Rangers

    A small move for the Indians, but a nice move all the same.

  10. Adam Dunn may retire on the verge of 500-homer club

    Aug 19, 2014, 11:50 AM EDT

    Chicago White Sox Photo Day

    “I’m not a 22-year-old single guy anymore. There are a lot of things that play into coming back and your decision.”

  11. The Diamondbacks plan to bring back Kirk Gibson for some reason

    Aug 19, 2014, 11:33 AM EDT

    Kirk Gibson

    Other than underachieving, alienating certain players and ordering pitchers to throw at guys, Gibson has been fantastic.

  12. Jeff Samardzija content he chose baseball over football

    Aug 19, 2014, 11:19 AM EDT

    Jeff Samardzija

    Baseball wound up the career path of choice for the A’s right-hander, but football will always be in Samardzija’s blood.

  13. The NL Wild Card race: less-than-inspiring

    Aug 19, 2014, 11:02 AM EDT

    B.J. Upton, Alan Porter

    But I suppose someone — two someones, actually — has to win this ugly thing.

  14. Mike Matheny on Michael Wacha’s bullpen session: “I was expecting less”

    Aug 19, 2014, 10:47 AM EDT

    Michael Wacha Getty

    “It looked really close to what we normally would see when he’s out there.”

  15. Aroldis Chapman unavailable due to “achy” shoulder

    Aug 19, 2014, 10:15 AM EDT

    Aroldis Chapman

    For whatever it’s worth, Chapman averaged 99.5 miles per hour with his fastball in Sunday’s walk-fest, topping out at 101.5 mph.

  16. Happy Eddie Gaedel Day!

    Aug 19, 2014, 9:46 AM EDT

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    Baseball used to be fun, darn it.

  17. Could bats with axe handles find their way to the big leagues soon?

    Aug 19, 2014, 9:16 AM EDT

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    Joe Jackson had Black Betty. Maybe some slugger will one day have “Lizzie Borden.”

  18. Losing coach in Little League World Series provides a winning postgame speech

    Aug 19, 2014, 8:20 AM EDT

    Little League logo

    A little bit of video to restore a small part of your otherwise shaken faith in humanity on this Tuesday morning.

  19. And That Happened: Monday’s scores and highlights

    Aug 19, 2014, 6:42 AM EDT

    Arizona Diamondbacks v Washington Nationals

    The Nats win the close ones. They win the not-so-close ones. They win the tame ones. And last night, they won a wild one.

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