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  1. Carl Crawford activated from disabled list; will return as a bench player

    Jul 10, 2014, 8:10 PM EDT

    Carl Crawford Getty

    Carl Crawford was the Dodgers’ primary left fielder prior to landing on the disabled list in late May with a left ankle sprain, but now he’s a really expensive bench player.

  2. Josh Donaldson and Justin Morneau added to Home Run Derby

    Jul 10, 2014, 7:20 PM EDT

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    The field for next week’s Home Run Derby is officially in place.

  3. Brewers get swept by Phillies; have lost nine out of 10

    Jul 10, 2014, 6:35 PM EDT

    Ryan Howard AP

    The Cardinals and Reds were both dealt some tough blows on the injury front today, but the Brewers are doing their part to let them hang around in the National League Central.

  4. Erick Aybar named to All-Star team as injury replacement

    Jul 10, 2014, 5:40 PM EDT

    Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim v Los Angeles Dodgers

    Royals left fielder Alex Gordon is out for the All-Star game because of a wrist injury, so MLB has named Angels shortstop Erick Aybar as his replacement on the American League roster.

  5. Angels place struggling C.J. Wilson on the disabled list with a sprained ankle

    Jul 10, 2014, 4:46 PM EDT

    C.J, Wilson

    Wilson failed to make it out of the fourth inning yesterday and hasn’t made it past five innings since June 19, allowing 22 runs in 16.2 innings during that span.

  6. Must-click link: the vanishing screwball

    Jul 10, 2014, 4:30 PM EDT

    Screw ball

    Hardly anyone throws it anymore. Why?

  7. White Sox sign No. 3 pick Carlos Rodon for $6.6 million

    Jul 10, 2014, 4:16 PM EDT

    Carlos Rodon

    White Sox general manager Rick Hahn repeatedly expressed confidence in his ability to get No. 3 overall pick Carlos Rodon signed despite the North Carolina State left-hander being a Scott Boras client and sure enough the two sides have reached an agreement.

  8. Yadier Molina to miss 8-12 weeks with a torn thumb ligament

    Jul 10, 2014, 3:59 PM EDT

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    A tough, tough break for the Cardinals and Yadier Molina.

  9. Carlos Beltran placed on concussion disabled list after batting practice mishap

    Jul 10, 2014, 3:48 PM EDT

    Carols Beltran

    Carlos Beltran was scratched from the Yankees’ lineup last night when a ball he hit during batting practice bounced off the screen protecting the pitcher and struck his eye. And now he’s been diagnosed with two facial fractures, but they’ve been classified as “small” and the Yankees think he’ll avoid the disabled list.

  10. Brandon Phillips needs surgery for a torn thumb ligament

    Jul 10, 2014, 3:45 PM EDT

    Brandon Phillips

    Cincinnati’s injury woes keep getting worse, as Ken Rosenthal of FOXSports.com reports that Reds second baseman Brandon Phillips will be “out a while” with a ligament issue and possible tear in his left thumb.

  11. Ryan Braun rejoins the Brewers lineup batting fifth for the first time since 2008

    Jul 10, 2014, 3:15 PM EDT

    Ryan Braun

    Braun has hit exclusively second (37 times) or third (32 times) in the lineup this season and has a grand total of just three career starts in the fifth spot, all of them coming 2008.

  12. The first Derek Jeter Publishing title is available for pre-order

    Jul 10, 2014, 2:46 PM EDT

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    It’s a magical realism thing: features a coach putting Jeter at second base.

  13. Homer Bailey leaves the game with a scary-looking injury

    Jul 10, 2014, 2:10 PM EDT

    Homer Bailey

    Could be bad news for the Reds and Bailey

  14. George Springer made a ridiculous, wall-slamming catch

    Jul 10, 2014, 1:43 PM EDT

    George Springer

    Astros rookie George Springer has gotten lots of attention for his offense, which includes 19 homers and an .818 OPS in 74 games, but the 24-year-old outfielder can also do some spectacular things defensively like he did last night.

  15. HBT Daily: Should the Red Sox be sellers now?

    Jul 10, 2014, 1:03 PM EDT

    HBT Daily Logo

    A.J. Pierzynski being let go is not necessarily a white flag move. But should the Sox be sellers now?

  16. Jason Vargas out 3-4 weeks following appendectomy

    Jul 10, 2014, 11:51 AM EDT

    Jason Vargas Royals

    Signed to a four-year, $32 million contract this offseason that draw quite a bit of criticism, Vargas has a career-best 3.31 ERA and was on pace for a career-high 225 innings after throwing just 150 innings for the Angels last year.

  17. The Rockies want to re-sign Michael Cuddyer

    Jul 10, 2014, 11:33 AM EDT

    Los Angeles Dodgers v Colorado Rockies

    I can see not trading him given the small return he might bring. But re-signing him?

  18. Angels think Jered Weaver’s back injury is no big deal

    Jul 10, 2014, 11:19 AM EDT

    Jered Weaver AP

    Jered Weaver left Wednesday’s start against the Blue Jays with lower back tightness and there was some speculation that the Angels would give the right-hander a little extra time off before the All-Star break, but manager Mike Scioscia announced that Weaver will start Saturday versus the Rangers.

  19. Derek Jeter is the most popular MLB jersey this year

    Jul 10, 2014, 11:03 AM EDT

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    Yes, it’s Jeter day at HBT, apparently.

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