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  1. Reminder: almost every pitcher uses some sort of goo to enhance grip and/or doctor pitches

    Apr 11, 2014, 8:03 AM EDT

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    If your local talk radio host is frothing at the mouth over Michael Pineda today he is being willfully ignorant of baseball’s approach to doctored baseballs.

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

    Apr 11, 2014, 6:15 AM EDT

    Michael Pineda

    If a pitcher has a foreign substance on his hand and no one is there to complain about it, does it still raise a stink?

  3. Danny Salazar makes history in loss to White Sox

    Apr 10, 2014, 11:26 PM EDT

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    Danny Salazar recorded 11 outs against the White Sox tonight. Ten of them were strikeouts.

  4. The Brewers made a video set to Pharrell Williams’ “Happy”

    Apr 10, 2014, 10:30 PM EDT

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    Yes, even Ryan Braun makes an appearance.

  5. VIDEO: Justin Upton hit a baseball really far tonight

    Apr 10, 2014, 9:29 PM EDT

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    Justin Upton hits baseballs for a living. And sometimes they go really far.

  6. Freddy Galvis and Mike Adams close to joining Phillies

    Apr 10, 2014, 8:31 PM EDT

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    The Phillies should welcome utility infielder Freddy Galvis and reliever Mike Adams back from the disabled list in the next few days.

  7. Adrian Beltre diagnosed with Grade 1 quad strain, won’t be placed on DL yet

    Apr 10, 2014, 7:48 PM EDT

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    Adrian Beltre has a Grade 1 quad strain, but the Rangers will wait before making a decision about a trip to the disabled list.

  8. Grady Sizemore starting in left field tonight for the first time in his major league career

    Apr 10, 2014, 7:01 PM EDT

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    Grady Sizemore hasn’t started in left field since 2003 when he was in Double-A.

  9. Andrelton Simmons scratched from Thursday’s lineup with jammed wrist

    Apr 10, 2014, 6:20 PM EDT

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    Braves shortstop Andrelton Simmons jammed his wrist last night and will sit out tonight’s game.

  10. Rangers minor leaguer suspended for drugs

    Apr 10, 2014, 5:41 PM EDT

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    This is the city. My name’s Selig. I carry a badge.

  11. Did Barry Bonds’ eight days in Giants camp pay dividends?

    Apr 10, 2014, 3:31 PM EDT

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    Maybe he’s helped, maybe not. But the Giants do seem to be mainstreaming the guy who was once baseball’s biggest villain.

  12. White Sox lose Avisail Garcia for the season

    Apr 10, 2014, 3:15 PM EDT

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    White Sox outfielder Avisail Garcia will miss the remainder of the season after suffering a torn labrum in his left shoulder.

  13. MLB’s best prospect, Byron Buxton, won’t play before May

    Apr 10, 2014, 2:48 PM EDT

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    Baseball’s best prospect, Twins center fielder Byron Buxton, injured his left wrist diving for a ball on March 16. At the time the Twins hoped he’d miss just a few days, but he hasn’t played since then and now they don’t expect him to see any game action until at least May.

  14. HBT Daily: Is Yangervis Solarte the real deal?

    Apr 10, 2014, 2:32 PM EDT

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    Also: a Hamiltonian blunder and some chatter about the Rivera and Hoffman Awards.

  15. Major League Baseball is “reviewing” Adam Jones’ comments about fans on the field

    Apr 10, 2014, 1:00 PM EDT

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    Adam Jones may have been a bit extreme in his comments about fans who rush the field, but he shouldn’t be punished for it.

  16. The “move the A’s to Portland” drum continues to beat

    Apr 10, 2014, 12:30 PM EDT

    Portland

    It could happen. But Portland’s baseball enthusiasts are missing the key ingredient at the moment.

  17. A’s remove $10 million pickup Jim Johnson from closer role

    Apr 10, 2014, 11:51 AM EDT

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    Oakland general manager Billy Beane raised a lot of eyebrows this offseason when he acquired Jim Johnson from the Orioles and paid him $10 million to serve as the A’s closer. And now, less than two weeks into the season, Johnson has already pitched himself out of the closer role.

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