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  1. Reds clear Brandon Phillips to begin rehab assignment

    Aug 14, 2014, 3:05 PM EDT

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    He was having a poor season before the injury, hitting .272 with seven homers and a .701 OPS that rates as his lowest mark since joining the Reds in 2006.

  2. Reports: Rob Manfred one vote shy of being named commissioner

    Aug 14, 2014, 2:48 PM EDT

    Rob Manfred

    It’s a two-man race as Jerry Reinsdorf and company break for milk and cookies.

  3. Yasiel Puig can play a little center field, apparently

    Aug 14, 2014, 2:28 PM EDT

    Yasiel Puig

    Why did Don Mattingly spend two months playing Andre Ethier in center field and Yasiel Puig in right field?

  4. Joe Nathan apologizes to Tigers fans for chin-flick gesture

    Aug 14, 2014, 1:30 PM EDT

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    “I have two kids and I need to be a better example for them.”

  5. Jose Quintana is the unluckiest pitcher alive

    Aug 14, 2014, 1:00 PM EDT

    Jose Quintana

    Well, at least he has his health.

  6. Fractured finger sends A’s shortstop Jed Lowrie to the disabled list

    Aug 14, 2014, 12:29 PM EDT

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    He’d been healthy this season until the finger injury, but his production has slipped to a .238 batting average and .671 OPS with free agency right around the corner this winter.

  7. Jonathan Schoop owns the Yankees (and is terrible against everyone else)

    Aug 14, 2014, 12:02 PM EDT

    Jonathan Schoop

    Orioles rookie Jonathan Schoop homered against the Yankees last night for the second straight game and the 23-year-old infielder has hit .379 with four homers, two doubles, and a 1.262 OPS in nine games versus New York.

  8. Ernesto Frieri clears waivers, accepts Pirates’ assignment to Triple-A

    Aug 14, 2014, 11:19 AM EDT

    Chicago White Sox v Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim

    Ernesto Frieri went from being the Angels’ closer to being designated for assignment by the Pirates in less than two months and now he’s passed through waivers unclaimed.

  9. Feud over: Miguel Montero says nice things about Trevor Bauer

    Aug 14, 2014, 10:52 AM EDT

    Trevor Bauer, Miguel Montero

    When the Diamondbacks traded top prospect Trevor Bauer to the Indians two offseasons ago in large part due to perceived attitude problems Arizona catcher Miguel Montero had some very harsh words.

  10. Hyun-Jin Ryu diagnosed with strained right glute

    Aug 14, 2014, 10:37 AM EDT

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    Dodgers left-hander Hyun-Jin Ryu made an early exit from his start Wednesday night against the Braves after suffering a strained right glute.

  11. Carlos Gonzalez “is likely done” for the season along with Troy Tulowitzki

    Aug 14, 2014, 10:15 AM EDT

    Milwaukee Brewers v Colorado Rockies

    Troy Tulowitzki has already been shut down for the year with a torn hip labrum that requires surgery and it looks like the Rockies will also be without Carlos Gonzalez for the remainder of the season.

  12. Mike Matheny is sick of “people taking cheap shots” at Cardinals coaches

    Aug 14, 2014, 9:45 AM EDT

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    Last season’s magic with runners in scoring position has vanished for the Cardinals.

  13. Video: Rymer Liriano slugs his first major league homer

    Aug 14, 2014, 9:32 AM EDT

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    Watch as Padres outfield prospect Rymer Liriano slugs this 0-1 fastball to the third deck of the Western Metal Supply Co. building Wednesday evening in San Diego for his first major league home run …

  14. Justin Verlander: “I’m going to get other opinions” on shoulder injury

    Aug 14, 2014, 9:15 AM EDT

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    “I’m going to get other opinions. Whether I need to go visit them or not, I don’t know. The more minds you put together to look at something, the better.”

  15. Clean up your baserunning rules, MLB

    Aug 14, 2014, 9:00 AM EDT

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    Home plate doesn’t have a monopoly on problematic rules.

  16. Position player pitching alert: Rangers catcher J.P. Arencibia tossed a scoreless inning

    Aug 14, 2014, 8:50 AM EDT

    J.P. Arencibia

    J.P. Arencibia has proven to be not much of a hitter with a career .208 batting average and .662 OPS, but last night the 28-year-old catcher/first baseman made his pitching debut for the Rangers and looked pretty decent.

  17. Brian McCann due back from concussion on Saturday

    Aug 13, 2014, 11:34 PM EDT

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    Yankees manager Joe Girardi told MLB.com’s Bryan Hoch that he expects catcher Brian McCann to be activated off the 7-day concussion disabled list this Saturday.

  18. Troy Tulowitzki to undergo season-ending hip surgery

    Aug 13, 2014, 10:40 PM EDT

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    Troy Tulowitzki’s season has come to a close. MLB.com’s Thomas Harding reports that the shortstop is scheduled to undergo “labral repair surgery on his left hip” this Friday in Vail, Colorado.

  19. Byron Buxton, the top prospect in baseball, taken off on a stretcher in first Double-A game

    Aug 13, 2014, 10:18 PM EDT

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    Twins outfield prospect Byron Buxton, rated by most outlets as the most promising young talent in baseball, was promoted this week from High-A Fort Myers to Double-A New Britain. But he apparently suffered a major injury in his first game Wednesday evening with the New Britain Rock Cats …

  20. Video: Javier Baez slugs his first Wrigley Field home run

    Aug 13, 2014, 9:35 PM EDT

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    And the ball actually traveled out of Wrigley Field, onto Waveland Avenue. Watch it fly …

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