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  1. Indians activate Michael Bourn after latest hamstring injury

    Aug 15, 2014, 3:15 PM EDT

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    Bourn missed six weeks this time around and has struggled with hamstring injuries since last season.

  2. Joe Posnanski ranks all 30 MLB ballparks

    Aug 15, 2014, 2:58 PM EDT

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    Joe Posnanski ranks all 30 MLB ballparks. Spoiler alert: Wrigley Field is No. 1.

  3. History and nostalgia make Wrigley the No. 1 MLB ballpark

    Aug 15, 2014, 2:46 PM EDT

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    There are so many great ballparks in baseball right now, but Wrigley more than any of them – more even than Fenway Park, I think, though that’s a great debate – is the one that clings hardest to the past.

  4. Edwin Encarnacion rejoins the Blue Jays

    Aug 15, 2014, 2:44 PM EDT

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    Encarnacion was having a monster season before the injury, hitting .277 with 26 homers and a league-high .979 OPS in 88 games.

  5. Yankee Stadium to have metal detectors starting Tuesday

    Aug 15, 2014, 2:19 PM EDT

    Metal Detector

    Next year every ballpark will have them.

  6. HBT Daily: Bud Selig’s legacy cemented with Rob Manfred’s election

    Aug 15, 2014, 1:11 PM EDT

    MLB Commissioner Bud Selig speaks during a news conference in New York

    Never pass up a chance to use the Smug Bud pic. Never.

  7. Tigers ready to call up Jim Johnson from Triple-A

    Aug 15, 2014, 12:16 PM EDT

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    Johnson got released by the A’s after posting a 7.14 ERA in 38 appearances.

  8. Cubs trade former top prospect, first-round pick Brett Jackson to Diamondbacks

    Aug 15, 2014, 11:50 AM EDT

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    Jackson cracked Baseball America’s top-100 prospects list in 2010, 2011, and 2012–ranking 35th overall in the final year–and made his MLB debut as a 23-year-old in 2012.

  9. Twins prospect Byron Buxton diagnosed with concussion after outfield collision

    Aug 15, 2014, 11:19 AM EDT

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    Buxton collided full-speed with the right fielder while trying to make a diving catch and was unconscious for several minutes before being taken by ambulance to a hospital.

  10. The most underrated players in baseball history

    Aug 15, 2014, 11:07 AM EDT

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    Wait, why is Mickey Mantle’s pic on a post about underrated players?

  11. Cubs prospect Kris Bryant hits walk-off blast for 40th homer

    Aug 15, 2014, 10:47 AM EDT

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    Between Double-A and Triple-A the 22-year-old third baseman is now hitting .336 with 40 homers, 33 doubles, 74 walks, 15 steals, and a 1.126 OPS in 122 games.

  12. Carlos Gonzalez needs season-ending knee surgery

    Aug 15, 2014, 10:15 AM EDT

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    Carlos Gonzalez will join teammate Troy Tulowitzki on the sidelines for the remainder of the year.

  13. “How is Jerry Reinsdorf a loser? Let me count the ways”

    Aug 15, 2014, 9:48 AM EDT

    Reinsdorf, chairman of MLB team Chicago White Sox and NBA basketball team Chicago Bulls, smiles as he participates at the 2010 Milken Institute Global Conference in Beverly Hills

    That’s the opener to Murray Chass’ excellent analysis of yesterday’s commissioner vote. An analysis which should be the blueprint for how one approaches issues relating to baseball’s owners and the game’s governance.

  14. Here’s today’s dose of barfy Derek Jeter sentiment

    Aug 15, 2014, 9:24 AM EDT

    Jeter Respect

    Why Derek Jeter deserves to play in October during his final season when most greats don’t is beyond me.

  15. HBT Daily: Remembering the 1994 strike

    Aug 15, 2014, 8:55 AM EDT

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    Who wants to, right? Well, it’s a round-number anniversary, so we’re obligated by law to do so.

  16. Selig gets his man in Rob Manfred. And with it, his final triumph.

    Aug 15, 2014, 8:11 AM EDT

    MLB Commissioner Bud Selig speaks during a news conference in New York

    Bud Selig got his man. And in doing so, he has ensured his legacy.

  17. And That Happened: Thursday’s scores and highlights

    Aug 15, 2014, 7:05 AM EDT

    Max Scherzer

    Striking out 14 guys and/or scoring seven runs: strongly correlated with winning games.

  18. Yadier Molina catches bullpen session for first time since thumb surgery

    Aug 14, 2014, 11:40 PM EDT

    Yadier Molina AP

    When Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina underwent surgery to repair a torn ligament in his right thumb on July 11, it was estimated that he would miss 8-12 weeks. He already appears to be ahead of schedule.

  19. Dylan Bundy placed on DL in minors with lat strain, could be done for year

    Aug 14, 2014, 10:10 PM EDT

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    The Orioles already weren’t expecting Dylan Bundy to contribute at the major league level this season, but now the focus may officially shift to 2015.

  20. Yu Darvish diagnosed with mild elbow inflammation

    Aug 14, 2014, 9:14 PM EDT

    Yu Darvish AP

    Rangers right-hander Yu Darvish was placed on the disabled list yesterday with right elbow inflammation, but the good news is that it’s not considered serious.

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