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  1. Joey Votto has resumed light baseball activities

    Aug 26, 2014, 8:56 PM EDT

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    Joey Votto is finally beginning to make some progress in his recovery from a severe quad strain. According to MLB.com’s Mark Sheldon, the Reds first baseman began taking dry swings and throwing lightly on Tuesday afternoon.

  2. Video: Anthony Rizzo slugs his 30th home run

    Aug 26, 2014, 8:01 PM EDT

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    Watch as Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo reaches 30 home runs for the first time in his young career with this moonshot to the right-center field seats at Cincinnati’s Great American Ball Park …

  3. Starlin Castro activated from the bereavement list

    Aug 26, 2014, 7:17 PM EDT

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    Cubs shortstop Starlin Castro flew home to the Dominican Republic last Wednesday following the death of his cousin and three close friends in a car wreck. He is back in the Cubs’ lineup Tuesday, having been activated from the bereavement list.

  4. Yordano Ventura scratched from his scheduled Wednesday start due to mid-back stiffness

    Aug 26, 2014, 6:32 PM EDT

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    From Blair Kerkhoff of the Kansas City Star comes word that Yordano Ventura has been scratched from his scheduled Wednesday start against the Twins due to stiffness around the middle of his back. Liam Hendriks will pitch in his place.

  5. Mariners extend general manager Jack Zduriencik’s contract

    Aug 26, 2014, 5:50 PM EDT

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    Not so long ago Mariners general manager Jack Zduriencik was on the hot seat–and rightfully so, after four consecutive losing seasons–but then he broke the bank for Robinson Cano this offseason and now the Mariners are 71-59.

  6. Mark Cuban has Bud Selig derangement syndrome

    Aug 26, 2014, 5:35 PM EDT

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    Mark Cuban may have good reason not to like Bud Selig. But if he’s going to go after him, he should at least do so with facts, not fantasy.

  7. David Wright is out of the Mets’ lineup and admits his shoulder is “not 100 percent”

    Aug 26, 2014, 5:20 PM EDT

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    Recently there have been conflicting reports about the status of David Wright’s injured shoulder, but the Mets third baseman is out of the lineup tonight for the second straight game and admitted that he’s still hurting.

  8. Money, money, money (and Bud Selig’s nirvana)

    Aug 26, 2014, 4:46 PM EDT

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    Here at the end of his tenure, baseball is closer to Selig’s nirvana than perhaps ever before.

  9. Twins prospect Byron Buxton to play in Arizona Fall League

    Aug 26, 2014, 4:16 PM EDT

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    Twins prospect Byron Buxton missed the first two-plus months of the season following a spring training wrist injury and missed the final two weeks of the season following a concussion suffered during a gruesome-looking outfield collision.

  10. Ryan Hanigan rejoins Rays after six weeks on disabled list

    Aug 26, 2014, 2:44 PM EDT

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    Acquired from the Reds this offseason after posting a .360 on-base percentage through his first seven seasons in the majors, Hanigan hit just .212 with a .309 on-base percentage in 61 games before the injury.

  11. HBT Daily: How much time does Giancarlo Stanton have left in Miami?

    Aug 26, 2014, 2:30 PM EDT

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    Giancarlo Stanton may be the NL’s MVP this year. But he may be in the AL as soon as next year.

  12. Major League Baseball denies the Rays protest from Saturday’s game

    Aug 26, 2014, 2:00 PM EDT

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    No reason was given. Probably because there’s no justification for not upholding the protest.

  13. Jason Giambi set to begin rehab assignment

    Aug 26, 2014, 1:40 PM EDT

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    Jason Giambi has been out since June with left knee inflammation and has played just 15 games for the Indians all season, but now the 43-year-old designated hitter has been cleared to begin a minor-league rehab assignment.

  14. ESPN’s Calvin Watkins doubles down on his Yu Darvish nonsense. Also fails to understand how the DL works.

    Aug 26, 2014, 1:00 PM EDT

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    In which an ESPN analyst apparently believes that the disabled list is like the NFL’s injured reserve.

  15. White Sox activate Adam Eaton

    Aug 26, 2014, 12:45 PM EDT

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    White Sox center fielder Adam Eaton is off the disabled list after missing the past three weeks with a strained oblique muscle.

  16. Baseball on TV is 75 years old today

    Aug 26, 2014, 12:35 PM EDT

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    Complaining about baseball ratings turns 74 years, 364 days.

  17. What’s wrong with Koji Uehara?

    Aug 26, 2014, 11:50 AM EDT

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    Red Sox closer Koji Uehara has been human of late, blowing back-to-back saves and allowing a total of seven runs in his previous four appearances, which has people wondering if the 39-year-old right-hander might be wearing down.

  18. The Dodgers, Angels and Royals have interest in Bartolo Colon

    Aug 26, 2014, 11:32 AM EDT

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    Two of those make sense. And why the Angels didn’t claim him on waivers still doesn’t make sense to me.

  19. Cardinals outfielder Shane Robinson suffers shoulder injury

    Aug 26, 2014, 11:19 AM EDT

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    Jenifer Langosch of MLB.com reports that the Cardinals think Robinson suffered a partially dislocated shoulder, with manager Mike Matheny saying that “it looks like it’s in pretty bad shape.”

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