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  1. Pirates expect Andrew McCutchen back when eligible Tuesday

    Aug 18, 2014, 4:26 PM EDT

    Andrew McCutchen

    In his absence Pittsburgh has shifted Starling Marte from left field to center field and used Travis Snider as the primary left fielder. And the Pirates have gone 5-8 without McCutchen in the lineup, including five consecutive losses.

  2. Reds activate Brandon Phillips from the disabled list

    Aug 18, 2014, 3:45 PM EDT

    Brandon Phillips AP

    He hit just .272 with seven homers and one stolen base in 86 games before the injury, posting a .701 OPS that’s his lowest in nine seasons with the Reds.

  3. The Red Sox call up Mookie Betts, option Jackie Bradley, Jr.

    Aug 18, 2014, 2:31 PM EDT

    mookie betts getty

    Shuffling young prospects is the order of the day.

  4. #TrueDetectiveSeason2: Corey Kluber is Rust Cohle

    Aug 18, 2014, 1:47 PM EDT

    rust_cohle

    Time is a flat circle changeup.

  5. HBT Daily: How did the Marlins get to .500?

    Aug 18, 2014, 1:30 PM EDT

    Giancarlo Stanton

    Jenna and I with out latest installment of “Hey, that team that used to be crappy isn’t crappy anymore” theater.

  6. Rangers prospect Joey Gallo ties Kris Bryant with 40th homer

    Aug 18, 2014, 1:16 PM EDT

    Joey Gallo, Guilder Rodriguez

    Joey Gallo smacked his 40th homer of the season Sunday at Double-A, which means the Rangers prospect is now tied with Cubs prospect Kris Bryant for the minor-league lead.

  7. The Nationals sign Nate Schierholtz to a minor league deal

    Aug 18, 2014, 1:00 PM EDT

    Nate Schierholtz

    The Nats get some depth as they gear up for the playoffs.

  8. Rangers release Carlos Pena

    Aug 18, 2014, 12:46 PM EDT

    carlos pena getty

    Pena played pretty well at Triple-A, batting .297 with four homers and an .850 OPS in 20 games.

  9. Video: Myrtle Beach manager Joe Mikulik had a good old fashioned metldown yesterday

    Aug 18, 2014, 12:30 PM EDT

    Video camera

    They don’t make managers like this anymore. That’s probably a good thing.

  10. Jim Johnson had a rough Tigers debut

    Aug 18, 2014, 11:50 AM EDT

    Jim Johnson Tigers

    Detroit wasted no time in calling up Jim Johnson, adding him to the bullpen after just 4.2 innings in the minors following his release by Oakland.

  11. Let’s speed up the pace of play. But let’s not be gimmicky about it. Let’s just enforce the rules.

    Aug 18, 2014, 11:43 AM EDT

    Josh Beckett

    Rob Manfred has a problem to tackle. Thankfully, he already has the rules at his disposal to tackle it. Let’s see if he does.

  12. Mike Matheny says Matt Holliday “is trying to grind” through knee injury

    Aug 18, 2014, 11:19 AM EDT

    matt holliday getty

    Holliday is having the worst season of his career at age 34, posting career-lows in batting average (.260), slugging percentage (.407), and OPS (.769) while hitting just 12 homers in 119 games.

  13. Mike Lupica to Matt Harvey: Grow up!

    Aug 18, 2014, 11:03 AM EDT

    Matt Harvey AP

    And quit thinking you’re all that. Even though we say you’re all that and hang on every little thing that you do.

  14. Bartolo Colon leaves Mets to be with “extremely ill” mother

    Aug 18, 2014, 10:47 AM EDT

    Bartolo Colon

    Carlos Torres will step in for Colon and make the spot start against the Cubs.

  15. More shoulder problems add to David Wright’s career-worst season

    Aug 18, 2014, 10:15 AM EDT

    David Wright

    Wright has hit just .273 with eight homers and a .711 OPS in 117 games after posting a combined .307 batting average and .892 OPS during the previous two seasons.

  16. Of course you want to see a corn maze portraying Derek Jeter’s face

    Aug 18, 2014, 9:16 AM EDT

    derek jeter getty

    I mean really, what better do you have to do right now. Work?

  17. Petulant umpire Tony Randazzo ejects Lloyd McClendon with a wave of his hand

    Aug 18, 2014, 8:53 AM EDT

    Randazzo

    A really shoo-ing match went down in Detroit yesterday.

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

    Aug 18, 2014, 5:30 AM EDT

    Lloyd McClendon, Tony Randazzp

    An ump show in Detroit couldn’t stop the Mariners’ momentum.

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