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  1. Oakland A’s minor leaguer suspended for drugs

    Jul 7, 2014, 4:30 PM EDT

    Police Blotter

    It’s Herschel “Boog” Powell. Who, as an outfielder, has three home runs in 174 minor league games, so that nickname had better be ironic.

  2. Blue Jays lose All-Star slugger Edwin Encarnacion to quadriceps injury

    Jul 7, 2014, 4:16 PM EDT

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    Toronto first baseman Edwin Encarnacion is headed to the disabled list with a strained quadriceps muscle, which actually qualifies as relatively good news considering how bad his injury appeared to be when he was helped off the field Saturday.

  3. Guy sues ESPN for making fun of him when he fell asleep at a Yankees game

    Jul 7, 2014, 4:00 PM EDT

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    Not that anyone was aware of this before. Of course now that he’s sued we know all about this guy.

  4. Indians designate George Kottaras for assignment

    Jul 7, 2014, 3:45 PM EDT

    george kottaras royals

    Cleveland picked up outfielder Chris Dickerson from Pittsburgh to help fill in for injured center fielder Michael Bourn and to make room for him on the roster the Indians designated catcher George Kottaras for assignment.

  5. Reds shift Jay Bruce to first base with Joey Votto out

    Jul 7, 2014, 3:15 PM EDT

    Cincinnati Reds v St. Louis Cardinals

    Jay Bruce has been exclusively an outfielder in the majors and minors, playing there for each of his 1,257 professional games, but with first baseman Joey Votto on the disabled list Reds manager Bryan Price has Bruce starting at first base tonight against the Cubs.

  6. HBT Daily: The various levels of All-Star snubbery

    Jul 7, 2014, 3:00 PM EDT

    HBT Daily Logo

    Come for the conversation, stay to admire the new poster I have up behind me in my little basement studio. Yes, I realize it’s crooked.

  7. Indians acquire Chris Dickerson from Pirates

    Jul 7, 2014, 2:47 PM EDT

    New York Yankees' Chris Dickerson reacts to being called out on strikes to end the fourth inning of their MLB American League baseball game against the Tampa Bay Rays in St. Petersburg

    Looking to add some outfield depth in the wake of Michael Bourn’s latest hamstring injury, the Indians have acquired veteran Chris Dickerson from the Pirates in exchange for a player to be named later or cash.

  8. Dodgers sign Roger Bernadina

    Jul 7, 2014, 2:14 PM EDT

    Cincinnati Reds v Arizona Diamondbacks

    He hasn’t played in the minors since 2011, but now Bernadina is headed to Triple-A at age 30.

  9. Let’s not get too worked up about All-Star snubs

    Jul 7, 2014, 2:00 PM EDT

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    There are eight days until the All-Star Game. Almost all of these “snubs” will work themselves out.

  10. Wanna buy Brandon McCarthy’s house?

    Jul 7, 2014, 1:43 PM EDT

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    Brandon McCarthy was traded from Arizona to New York over the weekend, but the Yankees’ new right-hander is now selling a house in Texas.

  11. Rays clear room for Jeremy Hellickson’s return by shifting Erik Bedard to the bullpen

    Jul 7, 2014, 12:48 PM EDT

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    After posting a 4.95 ERA in 15 starts for the Rays veteran starter Erik Bedard has been shifted to the bullpen to clear a rotation spot for right-hander Jeremy Hellickson’s return from the disabled list.

  12. There will be self-serve beer machines at the All-Star Game

    Jul 7, 2014, 12:30 PM EDT


    I have seen the future of gettin’ beers at ballparks. And it’s name is DraftServ

  13. Jair Jurrjens hospitalized with breathing problems

    Jul 7, 2014, 11:51 AM EDT

    Jair Jurrjens Rockies

    Rockies right-hander Jair Jurrjens struggled Friday in his first start in 13 months, allowing eight runs while failing to make it out of the fifth inning, and he had even more problems dealing with the altitude in Colorado.

  14. Pete Rose: “I’m a firm believer that baseball is a better sport if I’m in it”

    Jul 7, 2014, 11:33 AM EDT

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    I feel like a list of “Pete Rose’s Firm Beliefs” would be a pretty fun read. I mean, after “always hit in 16″ I’m not sure what they’d be, but still.

  15. Tim Lincecum did not throw a no-hitter against the Padres

    Jul 7, 2014, 11:19 AM EDT

    Tim Lincecum

    Tim Lincecum faced the Padres yesterday for the first time since no-hitting them on June 25, but rather than throwing his third no-hitter against San Diego in the past two years he merely settled for 6.1 innings of one-run ball–with three whole hits allowed!–in a Giants victory.

  16. Minor leaguer hits a walkoff homer, then proposes to his girlfriend

    Jul 7, 2014, 11:03 AM EDT


    Not a bad day at — and after — the ballpark yesterday for Blue Jays farmhand Andy Burns.

  17. Rays sign No. 1 rated international prospect Adrian Rondon for $3 million on his 16th birthday

    Jul 7, 2014, 10:47 AM EDT

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    Things haven’t gone according to plan in Tampa Bay this season, but the Rays just made a huge splash for their future by signing Baseball America’s top-ranked international prospect for $2.95 million.

  18. Cliff Lee “was trying to hurry” through his first rehab start before rain washed it away

    Jul 7, 2014, 10:15 AM EDT

    Cliff Lee

    “You could see the weather coming, so I was trying to hurry.”

  19. Buck Showalter on John Lackey: “he might want to be careful”

    Jul 7, 2014, 8:55 AM EDT

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    The Orioles manager talks about glass houses in the wake of Lackey’s words about players with PED pasts.

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