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  1. Alex Avila out of lineup with lightheadedness after foul tip to mask

    Sep 15, 2014, 5:17 PM EDT

    Alex Avila AP

    Avila has suffered multiple concussions since last season and also missed time earlier this month after taking a foul tip off the mask.

  2. Rays call up Nick Franklin from Triple-A

    Sep 15, 2014, 4:46 PM EDT

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    Tampa Bay has called up switch-hitting infielder Nick Franklin, whom the Rays acquired from the Mariners on July 31 in the three-team trade revolving around David Price.

  3. Anthony Rizzo rejoins the Cubs’ lineup after back injury

    Sep 15, 2014, 4:16 PM EDT

    Anthony Rizzo

    Rizzo was having a breakout season before the injury, hitting .278 with 30 homers and an .889 OPS in 129 games at age 24.

  4. Mike Hessman, 15 homers shy of the all-time minor league mark, contemplates his future

    Sep 15, 2014, 4:00 PM EDT

    Mike Hessman

    “Full many a flower is born to blush unseen, And waste its sweetness on the desert air.” — Thomas Gray. Or William Cullen Bryant. I don’t know, I get them mixed up.

  5. Masahiro Tanaka pitches another simulated game

    Sep 15, 2014, 3:30 PM EDT

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    Hope he comes back soon so the Yankees have a shot at making the simulated playoffs.

  6. Paul Konerko wants to return this weekend in some capacity

    Sep 15, 2014, 3:15 PM EDT

    Paul Konerko

    White Sox first baseman Paul Konerko has insisted that he’ll return from a fractured bone in his left hand to play again before his scheduled retirement, even if it means doing so at less than 100 percent.

  7. Sandy Alderson, Terry Collins both likely to return next year

    Sep 15, 2014, 3:00 PM EDT

    Terry Collins

    Slow and steady progress and a rebuilding of the farm system looks to be rewarded in Queens.

  8. George Springer is unsure if he’ll play again this season

    Sep 15, 2014, 2:47 PM EDT

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    George Springer’s impressive rookie year was halted by a quadriceps injury in mid-July and the Astros’ power-hitting outfielder remains on the disabled list long after he was expected to return, but he’s still hoping to play again this season.

  9. Orioles remember Ubaldo Jimenez exists, plan to start him for the first time in a month

    Sep 15, 2014, 2:14 PM EDT

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    Ubaldo Jimenez got hurt right around the time he was pitching himself out of Baltimore’s rotation, so the Orioles took their sweet time activating him from the disabled list and then demoted him to the bullpen.

  10. The Dodgers final six games will be available to anyone with a set of rabbit ears

    Sep 15, 2014, 2:00 PM EDT

    old TV

    A peace offering? A marketing ploy? Who cares, you get your Dodgers for a week, L.A.

  11. David Robertson: “I pitched like crap”

    Sep 15, 2014, 1:46 PM EDT

    David Robertson

    Hopefully blowing a save when the Yankees’ playoffs hopes are slipping away won’t obscure the fact that Robertson has had an excellent season stepping into Mariano Rivera’s incredibly large shoes as the Yankees’ closer.

  12. Orioles ask MLB if Chris Davis can play instructional league games during suspension

    Sep 15, 2014, 1:15 PM EDT

    Baltimore Orioles v Toronto Blue Jays

    Orioles manager Buck Showalter told Dubroff that Davis “has been working out already” and “he gets what’s going on … he’s not looking for any sympathy.”

  13. Charlie Morton to be activated tomorrow

    Sep 15, 2014, 12:41 PM EDT

    Charlie Morton Getty

    That means Vance Worley moving to the bullpen

  14. Major League Baseball is looking into Jonathan Papelbon’s crotch-grab

    Sep 15, 2014, 11:50 AM EDT

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    Not that anyone particularly wants to look at it.

  15. Marvin Miller Man of the Year Award finalists announced

    Sep 15, 2014, 11:23 AM EDT

    Marvin Miller

    Six finalists — one from each division — were named today and will now be subject for a player vote to determine the winner.

  16. Derek Jeter got a bucket of crabs and a captain’s hat from the Orioles

    Sep 15, 2014, 10:51 AM EDT

    Boog Powell

    If Boog Powell brings you food, you’re living right.

  17. Justin Verlander had a blister yesterday

    Sep 15, 2014, 10:20 AM EDT

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    It’s not expected to be an ongoing problem, but then again, not much about Justin Verlander’s year has gone as expected.

  18. What’s wrong with Clayton Kershaw?

    Sep 15, 2014, 9:46 AM EDT

    Clayton Kershaw

    His ERA rose yesterday. It’s now a FULL RUN higher than it was on May 6. Is everything OK with the Dodgers’ ace?

  19. Video: Adam Jones breaks a camera with a foul ball

    Sep 15, 2014, 9:16 AM EDT

    Video camera

    You broke it, you bought it, Jones.

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