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  1. Twins activate Ricky Nolasco from the disabled list

    Aug 15, 2014, 7:45 PM EDT

    Ricky Nolasco

    After taking more than a month off to recuperate from an elbow injury, Ricky Nolasco will return to the Twins’ rotation for tonight’s game against the Royals.

  2. Mo’ne Davis throws a two-hit shutout in the Little League World Series

    Aug 15, 2014, 6:55 PM EDT

    Mo'ne Davis

    If you haven’t been paying attention to Mo’Ne Davis in the Little League World Series, she gave you a big reason with her performance against Nashville on Friday.

  3. Dodgers acquire Justin Germano from the Rangers

    Aug 15, 2014, 6:05 PM EDT

    Justin Germano

    The Dodgers added yet more pitching depth, acquiring Justin Germano from the Rangers.

  4. Have the Cardinals benched Oscar Taveras?

    Aug 15, 2014, 5:31 PM EDT

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    Shane Robinson over Oscar Taveras?

  5. Padres prospect Max Fried needs Tommy John surgery

    Aug 15, 2014, 3:45 PM EDT

    San Diego Padres Minor League Baseball Staff Photo Day Headshots

    Fried was the No. 7 overall pick in the 2012 draft out of high school and ranked among Baseball America’s top 100 prospects heading into both last season and this season.

  6. Now you know: Babe Ruth was one of the first cancer patients to get chemo/radiation

    Aug 15, 2014, 3:37 PM EDT

    Ruth Called Shot Baseball

    It didn’t help the Bambino, but it may have played some role in helping cancer patients who came after him.

  7. Indians activate Michael Bourn after latest hamstring injury

    Aug 15, 2014, 3:15 PM EDT

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    Bourn missed six weeks this time around and has struggled with hamstring injuries since last season.

  8. Joe Posnanski ranks all 30 MLB ballparks

    Aug 15, 2014, 2:58 PM EDT


    Joe Posnanski ranks all 30 MLB ballparks. Spoiler alert: Wrigley Field is No. 1.

  9. History and nostalgia make Wrigley the No. 1 MLB ballpark

    Aug 15, 2014, 2:46 PM EDT


    There are so many great ballparks in baseball right now, but Wrigley more than any of them – more even than Fenway Park, I think, though that’s a great debate – is the one that clings hardest to the past.

  10. Edwin Encarnacion rejoins the Blue Jays

    Aug 15, 2014, 2:44 PM EDT

    Edwin Encarnacion Getty

    Encarnacion was having a monster season before the injury, hitting .277 with 26 homers and a league-high .979 OPS in 88 games.

  11. Yankee Stadium to have metal detectors starting Tuesday

    Aug 15, 2014, 2:19 PM EDT

    Metal Detector

    Next year every ballpark will have them.

  12. HBT Daily: Bud Selig’s legacy cemented with Rob Manfred’s election

    Aug 15, 2014, 1:11 PM EDT

    MLB Commissioner Bud Selig speaks during a news conference in New York

    Never pass up a chance to use the Smug Bud pic. Never.

  13. Tigers ready to call up Jim Johnson from Triple-A

    Aug 15, 2014, 12:16 PM EDT

    Jim Johnson

    Johnson got released by the A’s after posting a 7.14 ERA in 38 appearances.

  14. Cubs trade former top prospect, first-round pick Brett Jackson to Diamondbacks

    Aug 15, 2014, 11:50 AM EDT

    Brett Jackson

    Jackson cracked Baseball America’s top-100 prospects list in 2010, 2011, and 2012–ranking 35th overall in the final year–and made his MLB debut as a 23-year-old in 2012.

  15. Twins prospect Byron Buxton diagnosed with concussion after outfield collision

    Aug 15, 2014, 11:19 AM EDT

    byron buxton getty

    Buxton collided full-speed with the right fielder while trying to make a diving catch and was unconscious for several minutes before being taken by ambulance to a hospital.

  16. The most underrated players in baseball history

    Aug 15, 2014, 11:07 AM EDT

    Mickey Mantle AP

    Wait, why is Mickey Mantle’s pic on a post about underrated players?

  17. Cubs prospect Kris Bryant hits walk-off blast for 40th homer

    Aug 15, 2014, 10:47 AM EDT

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    Between Double-A and Triple-A the 22-year-old third baseman is now hitting .336 with 40 homers, 33 doubles, 74 walks, 15 steals, and a 1.126 OPS in 122 games.

  18. Carlos Gonzalez needs season-ending knee surgery

    Aug 15, 2014, 10:15 AM EDT

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    Carlos Gonzalez will join teammate Troy Tulowitzki on the sidelines for the remainder of the year.

  19. “How is Jerry Reinsdorf a loser? Let me count the ways”

    Aug 15, 2014, 9:48 AM EDT

    Reinsdorf, chairman of MLB team Chicago White Sox and NBA basketball team Chicago Bulls, smiles as he participates at the 2010 Milken Institute Global Conference in Beverly Hills

    That’s the opener to Murray Chass’ excellent analysis of yesterday’s commissioner vote. An analysis which should be the blueprint for how one approaches issues relating to baseball’s owners and the game’s governance.

  20. Here’s today’s dose of barfy Derek Jeter sentiment

    Aug 15, 2014, 9:24 AM EDT

    Jeter Respect

    Why Derek Jeter deserves to play in October during his final season when most greats don’t is beyond me.

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