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  1. Michael Wacha not ready to resume throwing

    Jul 7, 2014, 11:10 PM EDT

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    Michael Wacha was shut down two weeks ago due to a stress reaction to the scapula bone in his throwing shoulder and the timeline for his return remains a question mark.

  2. Jered Weaver leaves start with lower back tightness

    Jul 7, 2014, 10:57 PM EDT

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    Angels right-hander Jered Weaver was forced to leave tonight’s start against the Blue Jays after just two innings due to lower back tightness.

  3. Shane Victorino to resume minor league rehab assignment Wednesday

    Jul 7, 2014, 10:31 PM EDT

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    Shane Victorino has been limited to just 21 games this season due to hamstring and back injuries.

  4. Ricky Nolasco to undergo MRI for sore elbow

    Jul 7, 2014, 9:40 PM EDT

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    Ricky Nolasco has been a bust after joining the Twins on a big-money contract over the winter and it turns out that he’s been pitching through an injured elbow.

  5. VIDEO: Nelson Cruz launches MLB-leading 28th home run

    Jul 7, 2014, 8:48 PM EDT

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    Nelson Cruz has already passed his home run total from last season and is just five away from matching his career-high.

  6. Orioles send Kevin Gausman back to Triple-A

    Jul 7, 2014, 8:29 PM EDT

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    The Orioles have sent Kevin Gausman back to Triple-A with an eye on his workload.

  7. Carlos Beltran out of Yankees’ lineup with swollen knee

    Jul 7, 2014, 7:42 PM EDT

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    Carlos Beltran is already limited due to the situation with his right elbow, but now he’s dealing with some swelling in his right knee.

  8. Joe Kelly expected to be activated from disabled list Friday

    Jul 7, 2014, 7:01 PM EDT

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    Joe Kelly hasn’t pitched in the majors since April 16 due to a severe strain of his left hamstring.

  9. Bronson Arroyo to undergo Tommy John surgery

    Jul 7, 2014, 6:19 PM EDT

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    Long-regarded for his durability, veteran right-hander Bronson Arroyo is the latest pitcher headed for Tommy John surgery.

  10. Jhoulys Chacin out 4-6 weeks with rotator cuff fraying

    Jul 7, 2014, 5:40 PM EDT

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    First the good news on Jhoulys Chacin: Doctors have determined that the Rockies right-hander won’t need shoulder surgery to repair fraying in his rotator cuff.

  11. Michael Bourn’s hamstring strain is “more serious” than the Indians initially thought

    Jul 7, 2014, 5:17 PM EDT

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    In news that helps explain why the Indians felt the need to acquire veteran outfielder Chris Dickerson from the Pirates earlier today, Paul Hoynes of the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports that center fielder Michael Bourn’s hamstring strain is “more serious” than initially believed.

  12. Kyle Seager to take Edwin Encarnacion’s place on the All-Star team

    Jul 7, 2014, 5:03 PM EDT

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    Like we said earlier today: the so-called snubs have a way of working themselves out.

  13. Oakland A’s minor leaguer suspended for drugs

    Jul 7, 2014, 4:30 PM EDT

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    It’s Herschel “Boog” Powell. Who, as an outfielder, has three home runs in 174 minor league games, so that nickname had better be ironic.

  14. Blue Jays lose All-Star slugger Edwin Encarnacion to quadriceps injury

    Jul 7, 2014, 4:16 PM EDT

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    Toronto first baseman Edwin Encarnacion is headed to the disabled list with a strained quadriceps muscle, which actually qualifies as relatively good news considering how bad his injury appeared to be when he was helped off the field Saturday.

  15. Guy sues ESPN for making fun of him when he fell asleep at a Yankees game

    Jul 7, 2014, 4:00 PM EDT

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    Not that anyone was aware of this before. Of course now that he’s sued we know all about this guy.

  16. Indians designate George Kottaras for assignment

    Jul 7, 2014, 3:45 PM EDT

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    Cleveland picked up outfielder Chris Dickerson from Pittsburgh to help fill in for injured center fielder Michael Bourn and to make room for him on the roster the Indians designated catcher George Kottaras for assignment.

  17. Reds shift Jay Bruce to first base with Joey Votto out

    Jul 7, 2014, 3:15 PM EDT

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    Jay Bruce has been exclusively an outfielder in the majors and minors, playing there for each of his 1,257 professional games, but with first baseman Joey Votto on the disabled list Reds manager Bryan Price has Bruce starting at first base tonight against the Cubs.

  18. HBT Daily: The various levels of All-Star snubbery

    Jul 7, 2014, 3:00 PM EDT

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    Come for the conversation, stay to admire the new poster I have up behind me in my little basement studio. Yes, I realize it’s crooked.

  19. Indians acquire Chris Dickerson from Pirates

    Jul 7, 2014, 2:47 PM EDT

    New York Yankees' Chris Dickerson reacts to being called out on strikes to end the fourth inning of their MLB American League baseball game against the Tampa Bay Rays in St. Petersburg

    Looking to add some outfield depth in the wake of Michael Bourn’s latest hamstring injury, the Indians have acquired veteran Chris Dickerson from the Pirates in exchange for a player to be named later or cash.

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