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  1. Video: Watch KBO player Choi Joo-hwan face plant into home

    Aug 25, 2014, 4:01 PM EDT

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    The world of baseball seems to be asleep this afternoon. So let’s see a base runner eat dirt!

  2. Justin Masterson may get bumped from Cardinals’ rotation

    Aug 25, 2014, 3:15 PM EDT

    Justin Masterson Cardinals

    So far at least a change of scenery hasn’t done Justin Masterson any good.

  3. Philly Inquirer columnist to complaining Phillies: “Shut up and play. Be quiet and pitch.”

    Aug 25, 2014, 2:35 PM EDT

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    No one is having fun in Philly this year. Maybe complaining about it to the media isn’t helping.

  4. Diamondbacks release Lucas Harrell

    Aug 25, 2014, 1:55 PM EDT

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    Right-hander Lucas Harrell went from looking like he might be part of the Astros’ long-term plans in 2012 to being designated for assignment this season, and now the Diamondbacks have released him from Triple-A.

  5. HBT Daily: The Yankees won’t die

    Aug 25, 2014, 1:03 PM EDT

    Brian McCann

    But they’re not exactly livin’ either. They’re just sort of existing, with occasional good results.

  6. Injuries will test A’s in stretch run

    Aug 25, 2014, 12:48 PM EDT

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    Depth has been a major key to the A’s success this year, and it’s going to play a huge factor over the final five weeks of the regular season.

  7. Robinson Cano to play today

    Aug 25, 2014, 12:31 PM EDT

    Robinson Cano AP

    After leaving yesterday’s game early with a bout of the flu, the M’s second baseman will likely be in action this evening.

  8. Oscar Taveras is hitting and Mike Matheny is happy

    Aug 25, 2014, 12:16 PM EDT

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    Oscar Taveras is playing and playing well lately, easing Cardinals fans’ concerns about manager Mike Matheny frequently benching the 22-year-old rookie for lesser talents, and now Matheny is full of praise for the work Taveras has put in to get better.

  9. Phillies manager Ryne Sandberg meets with unhappy players … again

    Aug 25, 2014, 11:50 AM EDT

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    For the second week in a row, Phillies manager Ryne Sandberg began his Sunday at the ballpark by having a meeting with an unhappy player. This time, actually, it was two players.

  10. Paul Auster has a radical idea to speed up games

    Aug 25, 2014, 11:33 AM EDT

    Paul Auster

    But, really, it’s probably better than a lot of other ideas we’ll hear.

  11. Diamondbacks may shift longtime second baseman Aaron Hill to third base

    Aug 25, 2014, 11:19 AM EDT

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    Aaron Hill has played exclusively second base since 2007 and has logged nearly 10,000 career innings at the position, but it sounds like the Diamondbacks are preparing to move him across the diamond.

  12. The Rangers sign J.R. Towles from independent ball

    Aug 25, 2014, 11:02 AM EDT

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    When a 30 year-old is sent to the minors, it’s usually bad. But when he’s being sent there from independent ball, that’s good.

  13. Forgiveness for Pete Rose? Not in this lifetime

    Aug 25, 2014, 10:47 AM EDT

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    The 25th anniversary of Pete Rose’s banishment – if you can call that an “anniversary” – came and went over the weekend.

  14. Bryce Harper uses a lot of different guys’ bats. Here’s why.

    Aug 25, 2014, 10:33 AM EDT

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    Harper just test-drives bats. Which makes a lot of sense, actually.

  15. Pirates demote Gregory Polanco to Triple-A

    Aug 25, 2014, 10:15 AM EDT

    Gregory Polanco AP

    Gregory Polanco got off to a great start after the Pirates called him up in mid-June, but the 22-year-old top prospect has been slumping for the past two months and recently manager Clint Hurdle has decided to play Travis Snider over him in right field.

  16. Despite waiver claim, an A’s-Rays trade for Yunel Escobar unlikely

    Aug 25, 2014, 9:49 AM EDT

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    The teams matchup on paper. But baseball isn’t played on paper. If it was, anyone could do it.

  17. John Jaso is placed on the concussion disabled list

    Aug 25, 2014, 9:28 AM EDT

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    Jaso missed the playoffs last year due to a severe concussion. He’s out with brain trauma once again.

  18. Lucas Duda sure is making the Mets look smart

    Aug 25, 2014, 9:09 AM EDT

    Lucas Duda

    The Mets had to make a choice. Twenty-six homers and an OPS of .862 later, and that choice looks like the right one.

  19. John Gibbons rips Jose Bautista for getting ejected in yesterday’s game

    Aug 25, 2014, 8:23 AM EDT

    Jose Bautista

    Jose Bautista’s spot in the order — and in the field — proved critical in yesterday’s loss.

  20. And That Happened: Sunday’s scores and highlights

    Aug 25, 2014, 5:00 AM EDT

    Brian McCann

    The Yankees are, in my view anyway, unlikely to make the playoffs. Yet they refuse, Rasputin-like, to die.

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