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  1. The Blue Jays are interested in Mat Latos

    Jul 22, 2015, 10:30 AM EDT

    Mat Latos

    He’s allowed just one earned run in his past 14 innings.

  2. Shin-Soo Choo hit for the cycle with a ninth-inning triple

    Jul 22, 2015, 10:15 AM EDT

    Shin-Soo Choo Getty

    He was “a triple short of the cycle” … and hit a triple.

  3. Tigers in Transition: Justin Verlander and the definition of insanity

    Jul 22, 2015, 9:56 AM EDT

    Justin Verlander

    Justin Verlander can’t pitch the same way he did when he was in his early 20s and expect to be successful. Justin Verlander, however, does not yet believe that.

  4. Extremely Aggravating and Inexplicable Quote of the Day: Brad Ausmus

    Jul 22, 2015, 9:00 AM EDT

    Brad Ausmus

    Last year Ned Yost was roasted for his slavish adherence to pitchers pitching in certain, specific innings. Brad Ausmus must think that’s what won the Royals’ the pennant.

  5. Benches clear in San Diego thanks to a Padres pitcher throwing his gum at Hector Sanchez

    Jul 22, 2015, 8:30 AM EDT

    Hector Sanchez

    This is the second gum-throwing incident between these two teams this year.

  6. And That Happened: Tuesday’s scores and highlights

    Jul 22, 2015, 7:35 AM EDT

    Kyle Schwarber

    It was a big night for slugging catchers, Kyle Schwarber chief among them.

  7. Francisco Liriano to return to Pirates’ rotation on Thursday following minor neck injury

    Jul 21, 2015, 11:53 PM EDT

    Francisco Liriano

    Pirates southpaw Francisco Liriano was scratched from his scheduled start Saturday against the Brewers just minutes before first pitch due to tightness in his neck. But it’s only a minor thing.

  8. Chris Johnson hopes the Braves trade him soon

    Jul 21, 2015, 11:08 PM EDT

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    Atlanta’s Chris Johnson has drawn only 16 starts this season at third base and 10 at third base, and he’s batting .241/.282/.319 in 124 plate appearances when he does play. He wants a change of scenery …

  9. Blue Jays sign Joba Chamberlain to minor league contract

    Jul 21, 2015, 10:25 PM EDT

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    Joba was cut loose by the Tigers before the All-Star break after posting a 4.09 ERA, 1.68 WHIP, and 15/5 K/BB ratio across 22 innings.

  10. Jed Lowrie, out since April with a torn thumb ligament, finally cleared to play rehab games

    Jul 21, 2015, 9:59 PM EDT

    Jed Lowrie

    Lowrie has been on the disabled list since suffering a ligament tear in his right (throwing-side) thumb back in late April. That thumb injury required surgery and Lowrie was given a three-month recovery timetable …

  11. Video: J.D. Martinez destroyed a baseball at Comerica Park

    Jul 21, 2015, 9:02 PM EDT

    J.D. Martinez

    You don’t see many balls make it over the dead-center field fence at Comerica Park, and Martinez cleared the dang camera well.

  12. Mets, A’s “discussing pieces” for Ben Zobrist trade

    Jul 21, 2015, 8:35 PM EDT

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    Zobrist is also reportedly drawing interest from the Yankees, Giants, and Nationals, but the Mets are said to be willing to overpay to get him from the A’s because how desperate they are for an upgrade on offense.

  13. Mike Trout is day-to-day with a sore left heel

    Jul 21, 2015, 7:51 PM EDT

    Mike Trout

    Albert Pujols was initially going to get a night off Tuesday against the visiting Twins, but the Angels didn’t want to play a game against a contending team with a combined 57 home runs sitting on the bench.

  14. Adam Wainwright pitched in his daughter’s softball game on Monday evening in St. Louis

    Jul 21, 2015, 7:07 PM EDT

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    The 33-year-old right-hander might not pitch in another game for the Cardinals until next April, but he is apparently staying active on the amateur softball diamonds in St. Louis.

  15. Justin Upton out second straight game with tight oblique

    Jul 21, 2015, 6:13 PM EDT

    San Diego Padres v San Francisco Giants

    Justin Upton had to be removed from Sunday’s eventual rainout against the Rockies with discomfort in his left oblique and sitting out Monday’s series opener against the Giants apparently did solve the issue.

  16. Tomorrow is the Competitive Balance Lottery

    Jul 21, 2015, 3:10 PM EDT

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    The teams with the three best records in baseball — the Royals, Cardinals and Pirates — all have a chance at extra draft picks.

  17. MLBPAA announces “Heart and Hustle” award, given mostly to Americans and white guys

    Jul 21, 2015, 2:29 PM EDT

    heart and hustle

    Given to players “who demonstrate a passion for the game of baseball and best embody the values, spirit, and tradition of the game.”

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