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  1. Nelson Cruz hit a 483-foot home run in Texas

    Apr 29, 2015, 9:05 PM EDT

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    The ball came off Cruz’s bat at 116 mph, according to MLB’s Statcast data.

  2. Brandon McCarthy to undergo Tommy John reconstructive elbow surgery on Thursday

    Apr 29, 2015, 8:41 PM EDT

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    The procedure comes with a 12-15 month recovery timetable, so McCarthy probably won’t be back in the majors until next June or July.

  3. Video: Giancarlo Stanton smokes an absolute bomb to left off Mets starter Bartolo Colon

    Apr 29, 2015, 7:57 PM EDT

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    Check out this first-inning, game-tying, two-run no-doubter from Giancarlo Stanton …

  4. Gregory Polanco returns to Pirates’ lineup Wednesday

    Apr 29, 2015, 7:04 PM EDT

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    The groin problem was obviously pretty minor.

  5. Video: Gary Thorne does his best Masters voice

    Apr 29, 2015, 6:19 PM EDT

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    Camden Yards took on the calm feel of a golf event during Wednesday’s zero-crowd game between the White Sox and Orioles. And so Orioles broadcaster Gary Thorne took the cue …

  6. Buck Showalter had some wise words about what’s happening in Baltimore

    Apr 29, 2015, 5:27 PM EDT

    Buck Showalter

    The wisest man is one who knows what he does not know.

  7. Rangers put Mitch Moreland on DL, call up Kyle Blanks

    Apr 29, 2015, 4:46 PM EDT

    Mitch Moreland

    Moreland missed much of last season with an ankle injury, but was off to a nice start hitting .304 with an .849 OPS through 16 games.

  8. The White Sox-Orioles game took two hours and three minutes

    Apr 29, 2015, 4:25 PM EDT

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    No dilly-dallying in one of baseball’s weirdest games of all time.

  9. Major League Baseball concludes that there was no tampering in Joe Maddon’s hire

    Apr 29, 2015, 3:41 PM EDT

    Joe Maddon

    The investigation began with Maddon’s hiring in November.

  10. Phil Hughes leaves start with strained hip flexor

    Apr 29, 2015, 3:37 PM EDT

    Phil Hughes

    Minnesota already has Ricky Nolasco on the disabled list and Ervin Santana suspended until July.

  11. So far, so weird in Baltimore

    Apr 29, 2015, 2:49 PM EDT

    Empty Camden Yards

    But not quite as weird as I expected.

  12. Michael Taylor is back with the Nationals, in a backup role

    Apr 29, 2015, 2:20 PM EDT

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    There’s no clear spot for him in the Nationals’ outfield, however.

  13. All-Star balloting begins today. With a twist.

    Apr 29, 2015, 1:30 PM EDT

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    If this week has shown me anything it has shown me that a lot of you hate progress. So, warning: this post contains evidence of progress.

  14. Jose Valverde signs with the Nationals

    Apr 29, 2015, 12:54 PM EDT

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    Valverde opted out of a minor-league contract with the Padres three weeks ago.

  15. Max Scherzer is “good to go” and could start Friday

    Apr 29, 2015, 12:16 PM EDT

    Max Scherzer

    His sprained thumb has proven to be a minor injury.

  16. Josh Johnson throws first simulated game since Tommy John surgery

    Apr 29, 2015, 11:20 AM EDT

    San Diego Padres Photo Day

    He went under the knife 368 days earlier.

  17. We need to get Justin Verlander back on the field. Immediately.

    Apr 29, 2015, 11:00 AM EDT

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    If we don’t, the damage could be incalculable.

  18. Rays release Grant Balfour, eat $7 million

    Apr 29, 2015, 10:47 AM EDT

    Grant Balfour

    Last offseason the Orioles backed out a two-year, $15 million deal with Balfour over concerns about the health of his arm and he eventually signed a two-year, $12 million deal with the Rays.

  19. Baseball Prospectus has a new pitching metric. Meet DRA: “Deserved Run Average”

    Apr 29, 2015, 10:35 AM EDT

    Pedro Martinez

    I don’t know anything about it. But I link it for your benefit so that one of y’all can figure it out and tell the rest of us what to think.

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