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  1. Ryne Sandberg opines on Giancarlo Stanton injury, says, “Today is a different game”

    Sep 12, 2014, 8:35 PM EDT

    Ryne Sandberg

    Ryne Sandberg suggests that hitters in his era were better suited to avoid getting hit by pitches because it was a part of the game back then.

  2. Marco Gonzales to start on Sunday in place of Michael Wacha

    Sep 12, 2014, 7:45 PM EDT

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    Cardinals manager Mike Matheny says Michael Wacha “doesn’t look right”, so Marco Gonzales will start on Sunday against the Rockies instead.

  3. White Sox honor scout who saved car crash victims

    Sep 12, 2014, 6:55 PM EDT

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    A White Sox scout helped free victims of a car crash from their overturned vehicle, and the White Sox honored him for his efforts.

  4. Rays sign Neil Wagner to an uncommon two-year minor league deal

    Sep 12, 2014, 6:05 PM EDT

    Neil Wagner

    Minor league deals are often of the one-year variety, but the Rays signed reliever Neil Wagner to a two-year deal on Friday.

  5. Boone Logan undergoes elbow surgery

    Sep 12, 2014, 5:22 PM EDT

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    Logan is signed for $5.5 million next season and $6.25 million in 2016.

  6. Mike Fiers fined, Anthony DeSclafani suspended following Giancarlo Stanton beaning

    Sep 12, 2014, 5:01 PM EDT

    Mike Fiers Brewers

    DeSclafani has appealed his suspension, so he’ll be available out of the Marlins’ bullpen in the meantime.

  7. Quintin Berry is 30-for-30 stealing bases in the majors

    Sep 12, 2014, 4:16 PM EDT

    Quintin Berry, Ben Zobrist

    Journeyman outfielder Quintin Berry, who was called up by the Orioles when rosters expanded for September, just came into today’s game against the Yankees as a pinch-runner in the ninth inning and swiped second base.

  8. Wally Backman to coach with the Mets for the final nine games of the season

    Sep 12, 2014, 4:00 PM EDT

    Wally Backman, Tim Teufel

    That doesn’t fit in with the “Sandy hates Wally” narrative too well, now does it?

  9. Skip Schumaker undergoes shoulder surgery

    Sep 12, 2014, 3:45 PM EDT

    Skip Schumaker Getty

    Don’t blame his pitching appearances.

  10. HBT Extra: Chris Davis’ curious use of Adderall

    Sep 12, 2014, 3:30 PM EDT

    Chris Davis

    Davis had a therapeutic use exemption to use Adderall last year. This year he didn’t get one and got busted. Why?

  11. Mat Latos scratched from start with elbow injury

    Sep 12, 2014, 3:25 PM EDT

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    Right-hander Daniel Corcino, who has appeared in just two games as a reliever since making his MLB debut in late August, will start in Latos’ place against the Brewers.

  12. Kevin Towers is probably not going back to the Padres

    Sep 12, 2014, 3:00 PM EDT

    Kevin Towers

    Maybe he stays in Arizona after all.

  13. Plunked on the elbow last night, Derek Jeter is out of the Yankees’ lineup today

    Sep 12, 2014, 2:04 PM EDT

    Derek Jeter AP

    “He’s sore … he was pretty sore last night, so I’m not sure what we’ll have.”

  14. Giancarlo Stanton tweets “I’m much better today and deeply appreciate your prayers!”

    Sep 12, 2014, 1:13 PM EDT

    Giancarlo Stanton AP

    Giancarlo Stanton is looking at a long road back from some gruesome injuries suffered when he was hit in the face by a pitch last night, but today he’s at least feeling good enough to tweet.

  15. HBT Daily: Giancarlo Stanton’s beaning could affect him for a while

    Sep 12, 2014, 1:00 PM EDT

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    Jenna and I talk about the implications of last night’s awful injury.

  16. David Phelps returns to the Yankees as a reliever

    Sep 12, 2014, 12:48 PM EDT

    New York Yankees v Baltimore Orioles

    Phelps does have previous relief experience, posting a 3.60 ERA and 84 strikeouts in 75 career innings out of the bullpen.

  17. Bud Selig can’t remember the last domestic violence incident in Major League Baseball

    Sep 12, 2014, 12:30 PM EDT

    Bud Selig

    The reason for that is pretty clear: baseball would prefer not to think about such things. And, historically, it hasn’t. That needs to change.

  18. Hitting .159 on June 1, Carlos Santana has turned his season around in a huge way

    Sep 12, 2014, 12:16 PM EDT

    Carlos Santana

    Coincidence or not Santana’s last game at third base came on May 22 and since then he’s hit .279 with a .404 on-base percentage and .543 slugging percentage in 89 games, including 22 homers, 17 doubles, and 64 walks on the way to a .947 OPS.

  19. A couple of initial thoughts on the Chris Davis suspension

    Sep 12, 2014, 11:44 AM EDT

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    Because you know I’d have a couple of thoughts, right?

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