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  1. VIDEO: Watch the press conference for MLB commissioner-elect Rob Manfred

    Aug 14, 2014, 8:33 PM EDT

    Rob Manfred AP

    It wasn’t easy, but today the owners of MLB’s 30 teams unanimously elected Rob Manfred as the 10th commissioner in baseball history.

  2. Terry Collins to Matt Harvey: “Back off”

    Aug 14, 2014, 7:45 PM EDT

    Matt Harvey AP

    Matt Harvey has repeatedly said that he would like to pitch in the majors this season. It’s an understandable sentiment from a competitive athlete, even one less than one year removed from Tommy John surgery, but Mets manager Terry Collins told Harvey via phone today to tap the breaks.

  3. Rob Manfred voted in as new MLB commissioner

    Aug 14, 2014, 6:50 PM EDT

    Rob Manfred AP

    After a long day of deliberations, MLB owners have voted in Rob Manfred as Bud Selig’s successor as baseball’s commissioner.

  4. Reds place Homer Bailey on the disabled list

    Aug 14, 2014, 5:43 PM EDT

    Homer Bailey Getty

    Initially the Reds pushed back Homer Bailey’s turn in the rotation while hoping he could avoid a stint on the disabled list, but now they’ve placed him on the shelf with a flexor mass strain in his elbow.

  5. Bobby Abreu is back with the Mets

    Aug 14, 2014, 4:46 PM EDT

    Bobby Abreu Getty

    Abreu will report to Triple-A, where he hit .395 in 15 games earlier this season before being called up to the majors.

  6. Pirates claim John Axford off waivers from Indians

    Aug 14, 2014, 4:26 PM EDT

    John Axford

    Looking to add more bullpen help after the Jason Grilli-for-Ernesto Frieri swap worked out so horribly, the Pirates have acquired right-hander John Axford from the Indians.

  7. Ryan Braun out of Brewers’ lineup with ongoing hand injury

    Aug 14, 2014, 3:49 PM EDT

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    “It’s not like I can’t play. I obviously can play.”

  8. Yonder Alonso goes back on the disabled list

    Aug 14, 2014, 3:22 PM EDT

    Washington Nationals v San Diego Padres

    Alonso previously missed about six weeks in June and July with right wrist tendinitis and he’d been on fire since returning, hitting .421 in 15 games.

  9. Reds clear Brandon Phillips to begin rehab assignment

    Aug 14, 2014, 3:05 PM EDT

    brandon phillips

    He was having a poor season before the injury, hitting .272 with seven homers and a .701 OPS that rates as his lowest mark since joining the Reds in 2006.

  10. Reports: Rob Manfred one vote shy of being named commissioner

    Aug 14, 2014, 2:48 PM EDT

    Rob Manfred

    It’s a two-man race as Jerry Reinsdorf and company break for milk and cookies.

  11. Yasiel Puig can play a little center field, apparently

    Aug 14, 2014, 2:28 PM EDT

    Yasiel Puig

    Why did Don Mattingly spend two months playing Andre Ethier in center field and Yasiel Puig in right field?

  12. Joe Nathan apologizes to Tigers fans for chin-flick gesture

    Aug 14, 2014, 1:30 PM EDT

    Joe Nathan Tigers

    “I have two kids and I need to be a better example for them.”

  13. Jose Quintana is the unluckiest pitcher alive

    Aug 14, 2014, 1:00 PM EDT

    Jose Quintana

    Well, at least he has his health.

  14. Fractured finger sends A’s shortstop Jed Lowrie to the disabled list

    Aug 14, 2014, 12:29 PM EDT

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    He’d been healthy this season until the finger injury, but his production has slipped to a .238 batting average and .671 OPS with free agency right around the corner this winter.

  15. Jonathan Schoop owns the Yankees (and is terrible against everyone else)

    Aug 14, 2014, 12:02 PM EDT

    Jonathan Schoop

    Orioles rookie Jonathan Schoop homered against the Yankees last night for the second straight game and the 23-year-old infielder has hit .379 with four homers, two doubles, and a 1.262 OPS in nine games versus New York.

  16. Ernesto Frieri clears waivers, accepts Pirates’ assignment to Triple-A

    Aug 14, 2014, 11:19 AM EDT

    Chicago White Sox v Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim

    Ernesto Frieri went from being the Angels’ closer to being designated for assignment by the Pirates in less than two months and now he’s passed through waivers unclaimed.

  17. Feud over: Miguel Montero says nice things about Trevor Bauer

    Aug 14, 2014, 10:52 AM EDT

    Trevor Bauer, Miguel Montero

    When the Diamondbacks traded top prospect Trevor Bauer to the Indians two offseasons ago in large part due to perceived attitude problems Arizona catcher Miguel Montero had some very harsh words.

  18. Hyun-Jin Ryu diagnosed with strained right glute

    Aug 14, 2014, 10:37 AM EDT

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    Dodgers left-hander Hyun-Jin Ryu made an early exit from his start Wednesday night against the Braves after suffering a strained right glute.

  19. Carlos Gonzalez “is likely done” for the season along with Troy Tulowitzki

    Aug 14, 2014, 10:15 AM EDT

    Milwaukee Brewers v Colorado Rockies

    Troy Tulowitzki has already been shut down for the year with a torn hip labrum that requires surgery and it looks like the Rockies will also be without Carlos Gonzalez for the remainder of the season.

  20. Mike Matheny is sick of “people taking cheap shots” at Cardinals coaches

    Aug 14, 2014, 9:45 AM EDT

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    Last season’s magic with runners in scoring position has vanished for the Cardinals.

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