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  1. Rob Manfred* to Tony Clark: “lighten up, Francis”

    Apr 11, 2014, 5:40 PM EDT

    Rob Manfred

    Well, not in so many words. But that’s clearly the message.

  2. Phillies could add Mike Adams to bullpen Monday

    Apr 11, 2014, 5:12 PM EDT

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    Mike Adams has been sidelined since undergoing shoulder surgery in July, but the Phillies reliever could be cleared to come off the disabled list as soon as Monday if a weekend minor-league rehab appearance at Triple-A goes well.

  3. Dodgers player says Yasiel Puig causes no rift in the clubhouse

    Apr 11, 2014, 4:21 PM EDT

    Yasiel Puig AP

    Addicted? Bah. I can stop doing Yasiel Puig posts any time I want.

  4. Tony Clark decries an ESPN story in which executives speculate about Stephen Drew and Kendrys Morales’ value

    Apr 11, 2014, 4:05 PM EDT

    Tony Clark

    Good luck finding out the anonymous sources who fueled this story, Mr. Clark.

  5. J.J. Hardy out of Orioles’ lineup for sixth straight game

    Apr 11, 2014, 3:50 PM EDT

    JJ Hardy Getty

    Last week the Orioles seemed optimistic that J.J. Hardy’s back spasms would be a minor issue, but tonight the shortstop will be out of the lineup for the sixth consecutive game.

  6. Denny McLain — of all people — rips Joe Nathan for having dead arm

    Apr 11, 2014, 3:00 PM EDT

    Denny McLain

    I’m sorry Mr. McLain, I don’t know how to break this to you. But you’ve been diagnosed with terminal self-awareness deficit disorder.

  7. HBT Daily: The dirt on Pineda

    Apr 11, 2014, 2:30 PM EDT

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    You spend a good piece of your life gripping a baseball and in the end it turns out that it was the other way around all the time. Only with pine tar.

  8. Freddy Galvis rejoins Phillies after staph infection

    Apr 11, 2014, 2:10 PM EDT

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    Freddy Galvis is off the disabled list and back on the Phillies’ active roster after being sidelined since the middle of spring training with a staph infection in his knee.

  9. Joe Torre issues a statement on the Michael Pineda pine tar thing — we translate it for you.

    Apr 11, 2014, 1:47 PM EDT

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    Your “official statement-to-actual message” translation services.

  10. Andrelton Simmons likely to miss another game

    Apr 11, 2014, 12:30 PM EDT

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    The Braves’ standout shortstop will be sitting down for another night.

  11. Diamondbacks set to sign Randy Wolf

    Apr 11, 2014, 11:47 AM EDT

    Randy Wolf

    Randy Wolf won a spot in the Mariners’ starting rotation coming out of spring training, but then the team asked him to sign an advanced consent form that more or less reworked his contract terms and the 37-year-old left-hander requested his release.

  12. Harold Reynolds: diving head first into first base is faster

    Apr 11, 2014, 11:33 AM EDT

    Harold Reynolds

    Harold Reynolds has a unique take. Uniqueness isn’t inherently good or bad, of course.

  13. Trevor Bauer impresses, gets sent right back to the minors

    Apr 11, 2014, 11:19 AM EDT

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    Before yesterday Trevor Bauer had been a mess in the majors, walking 29 batters in 33 career innings, but the former No. 3 overall pick tossed six impressive innings against the Padres to show that he might be back on track.

  14. The Red Sox are still steamed that a PED guy played against them in the playoffs last year

    Apr 11, 2014, 11:01 AM EDT

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    For all of the logic people try to apply to their position on PEDs, one’s visceral response — and the color of one’s jersey — still tends to rule their views on the matter.

  15. The Astros got an assist from the broadcast booth yesterday

    Apr 11, 2014, 10:30 AM EDT

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    Steve Sparks had his greatest in-game contribution in a decade.

  16. Jeff Locke goes from rookie All-Star to Triple-A

    Apr 11, 2014, 10:15 AM EDT

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    Left-hander Jeff Locke is recovered from an oblique injury and off the disabled list, but rather than adding him to the active roster the Pirates have demoted him to Triple-A.

  17. A Giants minor leaguer left a game via ambulance

    Apr 11, 2014, 9:50 AM EDT

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    Scary moments in Salt Lake City

  18. Ryan Howard thinks the Phillies have “actually played very well this year”

    Apr 11, 2014, 8:50 AM EDT

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    You keep using those words. I do not think they mean what you think they mean.

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