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  1. Craig Kimbrel struggles in return from right shoulder issue, apologizes for reaction to being pulled

    Apr 20, 2014, 10:15 AM EDT

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    Craig Kimbrel was called on Saturday for the first time since complaining of discomfort in his shoulder last Monday. The appearance did not go smoothly.

  2. Mets place Chris Young on the disabled list

    Apr 3, 2014, 11:19 AM EDT

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    Mets outfielder Chris Young left last night’s game with a strained quadriceps and now he’s headed to the disabled list.

  3. Projecting the 2013 Gold Glove winners

    Oct 25, 2013, 1:54 PM EDT

    Manny Machado

    Let’s go down the list: AL, catcher: Matt Wieters, Joe Mauer, Salvador Perez Mauer is still the AL’s best defensive catcher, but he played a mere 660 innings behind the plate this year, compared to 1,200 for Wieters and 1,115 for Perez. Wieters has won the last two, so he’s the favorite here. Still, I…

  4. Gold Glove finalists announced

    Oct 25, 2013, 11:16 AM EDT

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    Gold Glove award winners are announced Tuesday, but in the meantime Rawlings just named three finalists for each position in each league: AL, catcher: Matt Wieters, Joe Mauer, Salvador Perez AL, first base: Chris Davis, James Loney, Eric Hosmer AL, second base: Robinson Cano, Ben Zobrist, Dustin Pedroia AL, third base: Manny Machado, Evan Longoria,…

  5. And That Happened: Sunday’s Scores and Highlights

    Sep 30, 2013, 5:00 AM EDT

    Henderson Alvarez

    Marlins 1, Tigers 0: It’s not often a 100-loss team ends the year with a beer shower celebration. But it’s not often a guy on a 100-loss team — or any team for that matter — tosses a no-hitter on the final day while winning via a walkoff wild pitch. Congratulations Henderson Alvarez. Sorry about…

  6. And That Happened: Tuesday’s scores and highlights

    Aug 7, 2013, 6:58 AM EDT

    Miami Marlins v Pittsburgh Pirates

    Pirates 4, Marlins 3: A walkoff homer for Josh Harrison — the utility infielder if you didn’t know — gave this one to Pittsburgh, as the Pirates show no inclination to give up first place. Andrew McCutchen had a fantastic diving catch to save at least one run in the seventh when the game was tied and…

  7. Tim Hudson carted off with fractured right ankle

    Jul 24, 2013, 10:04 PM EDT

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    Braves right-hander Tim Hudson had to be carted off the field Wednesday night at New York’s Citi Field after suffering a major right ankle injury in the eighth inning of his start against the Mets. Hudson had thrown 7 2/3 scoreless innings when he made contact with the Mets’ Eric Young Jr. at the first…

  8. Rockies designate Eric Young Jr. for assignment

    Jun 13, 2013, 10:15 AM EDT

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    After four years of using Eric Young Jr. as a key role player the Rockies designated the 28-year-old for assignment. Young is extremely fast, switch-hits, and has lots of defensive versatility, but he’s hit just .261 with a .671 OPS in 313 career games and is a .211 career hitter away from Coors Field. There’s…

  9. Jim Tracy, Rockies players visit the Aurora shooting victims

    Jul 27, 2012, 8:51 AM EDT

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    The Rockies did a good thing: After playing a game in Phoenix on Wednesday night, the Rockies arrived in Denver at about 3 a.m. Thursday. On the message board inside the clubhouse, a notice was posted asking for volunteers to meet with victims at the hospital. Jim Tracy and 11 players showed up to visit…

  10. Carlos Gonzalez scratched from lineup due to sore hamstring

    Jun 17, 2012, 1:38 PM EDT

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    From Patrick Saunders of the Denver Post comes word that the Rockies have scratched outfielder Carlos Gonzalez from Sunday’s series finale against the Tigers due to right hamstring soreness. Dexter Fowler is playing center field and Eric Young Jr. is in left vs. Detroit’s Max Scherzer. CarGo should be ready to rock on Tuesday evening…

  11. Rockies explode for eight runs in 10th in beating Tigers

    Jun 15, 2012, 11:54 PM EDT

    Jose Valverde

    Jose Valverde has been OK in save situations. Tie games, well, they don’t stay tied for very long. Valverde was charged with six runs — one earned — in two-thirds of an inning Friday as the Rockies broke out with eight runs in the 10th inning and beat the Tigers 12-4, snapping an eight-game losing…

  12. Troy Tulowitzki lands on DL with groin strain

    May 31, 2012, 6:10 PM EDT

    Troy Tulowitzki

    The Rockies, currently 11 1/2 games back of the Dodgers in the NL West, will have to go it without their All-Star shortstop for the next couple of weeks, as Troy Tulowitzki was placed on the DL Thursday due to a strained left groin. Tulo had just been warming up at the plate, hitting four…

  13. Mets talking to Rockies about Eric Young Jr.

    Dec 20, 2011, 12:48 PM EDT

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    According to Adam Rubin of ESPN New York the Mets “have expressed interest” in Rockies utility man Eric Young Jr. Rubin notes that the two teams have had talks regarding Jon Niese, but indicates that the Young discussions may be unrelated and quotes a source as saying that the Mets may be able to get…

  14. Eric Young Jr. dismissed from VWL team due to tardiness

    Nov 27, 2011, 3:49 PM EDT

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    Rockies speedster Eric Young Jr. was sent to the Venezuelan Winter League this month to work on his play at second base, the hope being that he might enter 2012 with a bit more defensive versatility. But that plan has now been derailed. According to Rafael Rojas of Viva Colorado, an affiliate of the Denver…

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