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  1. Astros players upset over Mark Appel’s promotion to Double-A, bullpen session in Houston

    Jul 27, 2014, 1:25 PM EDT

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    Mark Appel was promoted to Double-A Corpus Christi on Saturday despite posting a 9.74 ERA and 1.92 WHIP in 44 1/3 innings at High-A Lancaster. And he was invited to Minute Maid Park in Houston on Sunday morning to throw a bullpen session in front of Astros coaches and executives. This stuff is not sitting well with some of the players on the Astros’ current major league roster.

  2. Yankees said to be eyeing Twins outfielder Josh Willingham

    Jul 27, 2014, 1:07 PM EDT

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    Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com reports that the Yankees are eyeing Twins outfielder Josh Willingham, who would require less of a committment in years and money than Alex Rios and Marlon Byrd.

  3. Four theories about the Hall of Fame voting changes

    Jul 27, 2014, 12:20 PM EDT

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    So I have three – no, wait, just thought of another one, so four – theories about the Baseball Hall of Fame’s decision to reduce the time a player can spend on the ballot from 15 years to 10. I am not opposed to this rule, by the way. I have long thought 15 years was too long for a player to be on the ballot. And I am absolutely for some changes in the Hall of Fame process …

  4. Jack Hannahan finally ready to join the Reds

    Jul 27, 2014, 11:34 AM EDT

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    Jack Hannahan is finally ready to rejoin the Reds’ active roster after missing April, May, June, and most of July following offseason shoulder surgery.

  5. Check out MLB Network’s video open for Sunday’s Hall of Fame induction ceremony …

    Jul 27, 2014, 10:59 AM EDT

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    Greg Maddux, Tom Glavine, Frank Thomas, Tony La Russa, Joe Torre, and Bobby Cox make up the star-studded six-man class of players and managers that will be inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame on Sunday afternoon in Cooperstown, New York. Here’s a sneak peek at the intro video that will be seen before the ceremony on MLB Network …

  6. Video: Huge brawl breaks out at Triple-A Reno

    Jul 27, 2014, 10:12 AM EDT

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    The Dodgers and Diamondbacks got into a few scuffles last season, and now their Triple-A affiliates are taking the feistiness to another level. Check out this brawl from Saturday evening …

  7. Troy Tulowitzki is visiting a sports hernia surgeon

    Jul 27, 2014, 9:30 AM EDT

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    This doesn’t sound like a promising development. According to Nick Groke of the Denver Post, star shortstop Troy Tulowitzki flew to Philadelphia on Saturday afternoon to visit Dr. William Meyers about his lingering left hip injury. Meyers performed a sports hernia surgery on Tulowitzki in 2012

  8. Settling the Score: Saturday’s results

    Jul 27, 2014, 8:56 AM EDT

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    The Dodgers are back on top in the NL West. Clayton Kershaw allowed only two hits and a walk over nine shutout innings and Adrian Gonzalez went 3-for-5 with two doubles as Los Angeles dominated the host Giants on Saturday night in San Francisco.

  9. Dodgers prospect Alex Guerrero returns to Triple-A

    Jul 26, 2014, 11:05 PM EDT

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    Alex Guerrero returns to Triple-A for the first time since Miguel Olivo bit part of his ear off.

  10. Indians to activate Justin Masterson from the disabled list on Friday

    Jul 26, 2014, 10:30 PM EDT

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    The middling Indians hope to get a boost, as starter Justin Masterson is expected to return on Friday to take on the Rangers.

  11. Play of the Day: Tom Koehler takes a liner off his back, Adeiny Hechavarria catches the rebound

    Jul 26, 2014, 9:35 PM EDT

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    Tom Koehler didn’t get an out in the most comfortable way, but he got an out nonetheless.

  12. No progress for Matt Cain in recovery from elbow injury

    Jul 26, 2014, 8:40 PM EDT

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    The Giants picked up Jake Peavy for a reason — Matt Cain hasn’t been progressing as expected from his elbow injury.

  13. The Blue Jays snapped a 17-game losing streak at Yankee Stadium

    Jul 26, 2014, 7:55 PM EDT

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    The Blue Jays entered Saturday having lost 17 consecutive games at Yankee Stadium, but they did away with that this afternoon.

  14. Rockies misspell star shortstop Troy Tulowitzki’s name on t-shirt giveaway night

    Jul 26, 2014, 7:05 PM EDT

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    The Rockies committed an error before play even began on Saturday night.

  15. Red Sox to call up Allen Webster for Sunday’s start in place of Jake Peavy

    Jul 26, 2014, 6:25 PM EDT

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    Allen Webster will make his 2014 debut with the Red Sox on Sunday in place of the departed Jake Peavy.

  16. Report: Mike Carp has asked the Red Sox to trade him

    Jul 26, 2014, 5:32 PM EDT

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    Mike Carp was a useful bench player for the Red Sox last season, but he has struggled in a diminished role so far this season and now hopes to be traded elsewhere.

  17. 28 teams attended workout for Cuban defector Rusney Castillo

    Jul 26, 2014, 5:05 PM EDT

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    Nearly 100 baseball officials were reportedly on hand for the showcase.

  18. Rays designate Juan Carlos Ovideo for assignment

    Jul 26, 2014, 4:23 PM EDT

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    The Rays waited out Juan Carlos Oviedo’s rehab from Tommy John surgery in hopes that he would emerge as a valuable piece in their bullpen this season, but today they designated him for assignment.

  19. Giants place Hector Sanchez on concussion DL, call up prospect Andrew Susac

    Jul 26, 2014, 3:39 PM EDT

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    Giants catcher Hector Sanchez suffered a concussion when he was hit in the mask by a foul tip on Friday.

  20. Angels sign Randy Wolf

    Jul 26, 2014, 2:47 PM EDT

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    Randy Wolf is now with his fifth organization since spring training.

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