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  1. Blue Jays re-acquire Liam Hendriks from Royals

    Oct 30, 2014, 2:34 PM EST

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    40-man roster housecleaning, mostly.

  2. VIDEO: Little girl throws back a Derek Jeter foul ball and horrifies parents

    Sep 20, 2014, 11:29 AM EST

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    I’m going to guess that the little girl is suffering from Jeter fatigue.

  3. Yordano Ventura scratched from his scheduled Wednesday start due to mid-back stiffness

    Aug 26, 2014, 6:32 PM EST

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    From Blair Kerkhoff of the Kansas City Star comes word that Yordano Ventura has been scratched from his scheduled Wednesday start against the Twins due to stiffness around the middle of his back. Liam Hendriks will pitch in his place.

  4. Blue Jays beat Tigers in 10 innings after Joe Nathan blows save in ninth

    Aug 9, 2014, 4:26 PM EST

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    Casey Janssen blew a save for the Blue Jays last night. Today it was Joe Nathan’s turn.

  5. Video: Watch Robbie Grossman save the game by robbing a home run Saturday night

    Aug 3, 2014, 2:30 PM EST

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    Robbie Grossman made the highlight reels on Saturday night, preserving the Astros’ lead by robbing Juan Francisco of a two-run home run in the eighth inning.

  6. Royals could lose Eric Hosmer for month with stress fracture

    Jul 31, 2014, 11:24 PM EST

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    Royals robbed of their hottest hitter after quiet deadline day Thursday.

  7. Blue Jays acquire Danny Valencia from Royals for Erik Kratz and Liam Hendriks

    Jul 28, 2014, 7:29 PM EST

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    It’s not a big deal, but the Blue Jays and Royals have pulled off a trade this evening which will send infielder Danny Valencia to Toronto and catcher Erik Kratz and right-hander Liam Hendriks to Kansas City.

  8. Mike Moustakas recalled from AAA Omaha

    Jun 1, 2014, 10:59 AM EST

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    Andy McCullough of the Kansas City Star reports that the Royals placed infielder Danny Valencia on the 15-day disabled list Sunday with a wrist injury and recalled third baseman Mike Moustakas from Triple-A Omaha in a corresponding 25-man roster move.

  9. Royals demote Mike Moustakas to Triple-A

    May 22, 2014, 11:19 AM EST

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    One week ago Royals manager Ned Yost said he was sticking with third baseman Mike Moutakas despite a ghastly .147 batting average. Today the Royals demoted Moustakas to Triple-A.

  10. Royals are sticking with Mike Moustakas and his .147 batting average

    May 14, 2014, 12:16 PM EST

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    Royals third baseman Mike Moustakas is hitting .147 through 32 games, leading to speculation that he could be demoted back to the minors, but manager Ned Yost made it very clear yesterday that won’t be happening.

  11. Mike Moustakas could be demoted on Tuesday

    May 11, 2014, 11:25 PM EST

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    Mike Moustakas, the Royals’ first-round pick in the 2007 draft, could find himself back in Triple-A as he is entering his fourth season with very little offensive success.

  12. Omar Infante returns to the Royals’ lineup following scary HBP

    Apr 11, 2014, 8:00 PM EST

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    The Royals get a valuable player back in the lineup after a scary incident earlier in the week.

  13. What on earth are the Royals doing now?

    Feb 1, 2014, 4:12 PM EST

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    When the Royals re-signed Bruce Chen to a one-year, $4.25 million contract this week, it was generally met with tepid approval. One could argue that he’s 90 percent of the pitcher Jason Vargas is for half of the salary and one-quarter the commitment. So, that’s not bad. But then came the fallout. First, it was…

  14. Royals have no interest in platooning Mike Moustakas

    Jan 10, 2014, 6:05 PM EST

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    Since earning a promotion to the big leagues in June 2011, Royals third baseman Mike Moustakas has compiled a meager .606 OPS against left-handed pitching. In 2013, his third season in the Majors, he finished with a .546 OPS against southpaws. So when the Royals acquired infielder Danny Valencia — author of a career .879…

  15. Orioles sign Xavier Paul

    Dec 19, 2013, 3:02 PM EST

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    One day after trading Danny Valencia for outfielder David Lough the Orioles have added some more outfield depth, with Dan Connolly of the Baltimore Sun reporting that they’ve agreed to a minor-league deal with Xavier Paul. Paul has bounced around a lot without getting a ton of extended chances, hitting .254 with 12 homers and…

  16. Orioles trade Danny Valencia to Royals for David Lough

    Dec 18, 2013, 4:49 PM EST

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    Kansas City and Baltimore swapped role players, with the Orioles sending third baseman/first baseman Danny Valencia to the Royals for outfielder David Lough. Valencia was overmatched as a regular for the Twins, but has found a good niche as a part-timer used mostly versus left-handed pitching. He hit .304 with eight homers and an .888…

  17. Orioles designate Wilson Betemit for assignment

    Sep 16, 2013, 4:44 PM EST

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    Henry Urrutia is back from the restricted list after not being allowed into Canada due to visa issues and to make room for his return to the roster the Orioles designated Wilson Betemit for assignment. Betemit missed the first four-plus months of the season recovering from a spring training knee injury and struggled to find…

  18. Report: MLB is “actively going after” any players linked to the Biogenesis clinic

    Mar 16, 2013, 10:30 AM EST

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    It was announced yesterday that Tigers minor league right-hander Cesar Carrillo was suspended 100 games for violating the minor league drug prevention and treatment program. No specific drug was mentioned in the announcement, but it was later confirmed that the suspension was the result of his connection to the Miami-based Biogenesis clinic. But there’s a…

  19. Tigers minor leaguer Cesar Carrillo suspended 100 games

    Mar 15, 2013, 5:14 PM EST

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    Tigers minor leaguer Cesar Carrillo, who was named in the Biogenesis documents, has been suspended 100 games for what MLB announced as “his violations of the minor league drug prevention and treatment program.” No other specifics were given, which is unusual for drug-related suspensions. Carrillo was the Padres’ first-round pick in 2005 out of the…

  20. Jesus Montero linked to Biogenesis

    Feb 6, 2013, 8:54 AM EST

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    The New York Daily News reports that Mariners catcher Jesus Montero‘s name appears in the Biogenesis records.  Add him to Ryan Braun, Alex Rodriguez, Danny Valencia, Francisco Cervelli, Nelson Cruz, Gio Gonzalez and Yasmani Grandal. The report said he was “named in records.” It does not say if there is any indicia of PED use on…

  21. Ryan Braun’s name discovered in the Biogenesis records

    Feb 5, 2013, 7:42 PM EST

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    From Jeff Passan and Tim Brown of Yahoo! Sports: Milwaukee Brewers star Ryan Braun‘s name is in records of the Miami-area clinic alleged to have distributed performance-enhancing drugs to a rash of baseball players, and Major League Baseball will investigate the link to the former MVP who tested positive for illegal synthetic testosterone during the 2011 postseason.…

  22. The Red Sox win the championship!

    Sep 13, 2012, 10:30 PM EST

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    OK, it was just the Governors’ Cup, the trophy given to the winner of the Triple-A level International League championship. But it is one thing for the Red Sox to celebrate in a dismal 2012 season. They hadn’t won the title in 28 years. The Pawtucket Red Sox finished a sweep of the best-of-five series…

  23. Red Sox activate Vicente Padilla from disabled list

    Aug 21, 2012, 4:48 PM EST

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    Vicente Padilla is back from the disabled list following a minimum 15-day stay, rejoining the Red Sox’s bullpen after missing time with a biceps injury. To make room for Padilla’s return the Red Sox sent Danny Valencia to Triple-A after initially calling him up to help sub for the injured Will Middlebrooks at third base.…

  24. Chien-Ming Wang throws eight innings in rehab start

    May 14, 2012, 2:49 PM EST

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    I just watched Chien-Ming Wang‘s latest minor-league rehab start on MLB Network and he looked pretty good, throwing eight innings against the Twins’ Triple-A affiliate. The bad news is that Wang managed only one strikeout, gave up 11 hits, and allowed four runs. The good news is that recently demoted big leaguer Danny Valencia‘s double…

  25. Danny Valencia, starting third baseman since 2010, demoted to Triple-A by Twins

    May 10, 2012, 11:51 AM EST

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    As soon as the Twins called up Brian Dozier to start at shortstop and shifted Jamey Carroll into a utility man role it was clear that Danny Valencia and Alexi Casilla were on some very thin ice. Carroll has started each of the past three games at second base, but apparently that was due mostly…

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