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  1. Jeff Samardzija impresses in debut with the Athletics

    Jul 6, 2014, 7:30 PM EDT

    Jeff Samardzija

    Jeff Samardzija pitched well and got a win — only his third of the season — in his debut with the Athletics.

  2. Jose Bautista calls MLB’s replay system “a joke”

    Jul 6, 2014, 6:55 PM EDT

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    The umpires appeared to miss a call on Saturday night when the Blue Jays took on the Athletics, and they appeared to compound the problem by upholding their incorrect call after replay review. Jose Bautista wasn’t happy about it.

  3. Report: Joey Votto likely headed to the DL with a quad strain

    Jul 6, 2014, 6:05 PM EDT

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    The Reds may have to live without Joey Votto for at least a couple weeks as the first baseman may be headed back to the 15-day disabled list with a strained left quad.

  4. Clint Barmes out 4-6 weeks with Grade 3 groin strain

    Jul 6, 2014, 5:19 PM EDT

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    Pirates infielder Clint Barmes will be out for the next 4-6 weeks after suffering a Grade 3 groin strain during batting practice Saturday.

  5. Twins top outfield prospect Byron Buxton returns to action Sunday at High-A Fort Myers

    Jul 6, 2014, 4:27 PM EDT

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    Twins outfielder Byron Buxton — rated the No. 1 prospect in the sport over the winter by MLB.com, Baseball Prospectus, and Baseball America — has appeared in only five live minor league games this season because of a left wrist injury that he initially suffered on March 16 while diving for a ball at spring training. But there’s some good news on that front.

  6. ‘Seinfeld Night’ superlatives

    Jul 6, 2014, 3:41 PM EDT

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    HBT hands out awards to the best and worst of Seinfeld Night.

  7. Cardinals GM John Mozeliak on Jaime Garcia: “I’m frustrated … you try to be patient with people”

    Jul 6, 2014, 3:33 PM EDT

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    Jaime Garcia has made just 16 starts since the beginning of the 2013 campaign and is scheduled to undergo season-ending surgery on his shoulder this week for thoracic outlet syndrome. Those facts alone would be ample reason for John Mozeliak to feel disappointed, but it sounds like a lack of communication from the 27-year-old southpaw is what’s truly bothering the normally calm and calculated general manager.

  8. Blue Jays claim Nolan Reimold off waivers from Orioles

    Jul 6, 2014, 2:57 PM EDT

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    From MASN’s Roch Kubatko comes word that the Blue Jays have claimed outfielder Nolan Reimold off waivers from the Orioles. Reimold was designated for assignment by Baltimore last week after his 20-day minor league rehab assignment window closed.

  9. Jon Niese diagnosed with left shoulder strain

    Jul 6, 2014, 2:01 PM EDT

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    Another ugly season for the Mets just got uglier. According to Adam Rubin of ESPN New York, starting pitcher Jon Niese has been diagnosed with a strained left shoulder and placed on the 15-day disabled list.

  10. Cardinals activate second baseman Kolten Wong

    Jul 6, 2014, 1:15 PM EDT

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    As first relayed by Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, the Cardinals have activated second baseman Kolten Wong from the 15-day disabled list and will bat him seventh in Sunday’s series finale against the Marlins. Shane Robinson was optioned to Triple-A Memphis to open a spot on the roster.

  11. Alfonso Soriano designated for assignment by Yankees

    Jul 6, 2014, 12:38 PM EDT

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    Alfonso Soriano’s second stint with the New York Yankees will end not with a bang but a whimper. Mark Feinsand of the New York Daily News reports that the veteran outfielder was designated for assignment on Sunday morning.

  12. Indians lose Michael Bourn to another left hamstring injury

    Jul 6, 2014, 12:13 PM EDT

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    Indians outfielder Michael Bourn has been placed on the 15-day disabled list after again injuring his left hamstring.

  13. Yankees acquire Brandon McCarthy from Diamondbacks

    Jul 6, 2014, 11:29 AM EDT

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    As first reported by Chris Cotillo of MLB Daily Dish, the Yankees have acquired right-handed starting pitcher Brandon McCarthy from the Diamondbacks. Mark Feinsand of the New York Daily News says pitcher Vidal Nuno is headed to Arizona in return.

  14. Royals sign left-handed reliever Scott Downs

    Jul 6, 2014, 10:59 AM EDT

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    From beat writer Andy McCullough of the Kansas City Star comes word that the Royals have agreed to terms on a minor league contract with left-handed reliever Scott Downs, who will join the big league bullpen immediately.

  15. VIDEO: Albert Pujols hit a vintage Albert Pujols home run

    Jul 6, 2014, 10:14 AM EDT

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    Albert Pujols entered play on Saturday evening with a disappointing .260/.313/.472 season slash line in 83 games, but watch him put a charge into this seventh-inning blast …

  16. John Lackey on Nelson Cruz: “Not even going to comment … I’ve got nothing to say about him”

    Jul 6, 2014, 9:32 AM EDT

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    A frustrated John Lackey directed his anger toward Nelson Cruz and his 2013 PED suspension after the Red Sox fell back to nine games under .500 in the second half of Saturday’s doubleheader against the Orioles. Key word in this post: convenient.

  17. Settling the Score: Saturday’s results

    Jul 6, 2014, 8:58 AM EDT

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    Aaron Harang was far from dominant and Andrelton Simmons made a rare pair of bad errors at shortstop, but the Braves produced 10 runs on 14 hits Saturday to beat the Diamondbacks. It was the ninth win in a row for Atlanta — the top dog in the National League East by 1 1/2 games.

  18. Celebrating the 25th anniversary of ‘Seinfeld’ with the Brooklyn Cyclones

    Jul 6, 2014, 1:01 AM EDT

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    The Brooklyn Cyclones held Salute to Seinfeld Night in honor of the show’s 25th anniversary.

  19. Pirates claim Dean Anna off waivers

    Jul 5, 2014, 11:55 PM EDT

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    The Pirates added some minor league infield depth, claiming Dean Anna off of waivers from the Yankees on Saturday.

  20. Blue Jays claim Cole Gillespie off waivers

    Jul 5, 2014, 11:30 PM EDT

    Cole Gillespie

    The Blue Jays made a slight change in reserve outfield depth, picking up Cole Gillespie off of waivers from the Mariners and designating Kenny Wilson for assignment.

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