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  1. Astros clear George Springer to begin rehab assignment

    Aug 4, 2014, 11:51 AM EST

    George Springer

    Out since July 19 with a quadriceps injury, Astros rookie slugger George Springer is scheduled to begin a minor-league rehab assignment today at Single-A.

  2. Reunion time? Orioles hold workout with Jim Johnson

    Aug 4, 2014, 10:15 AM EST

    Jim Johnson

    Johnson saved 51 games in 2012 and 50 games in 2013 as the Orioles’ closer, leading the league both seasons, but Baltimore dumped him (and his $10 million salary) on Oakland during the offseason.

  3. Pedro Alvarez out at third base, but no position change imminent

    Aug 3, 2014, 7:30 PM EST

    Pedro Alvarez

    For now, Pedro Alvarez won’t be switching positions, but he is no longer the team’s everyday third baseman.

  4. Athletics call up Nate Freiman from Triple-A

    Aug 3, 2014, 3:25 PM EST

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    The Athletics called up first baseman Nate Freiman from Triple-A to take the roster spot of the injured Nick Punto.

  5. Athletics to place Nick Punto on the disabled list with a strained hamstring

    Aug 2, 2014, 7:50 PM EST

    Nick Punto

    Nick Punto strained his right hamstring running the bases on Saturday afternoon and will go on the disabled list as a result.

  6. Orioles showing interest in bringing back reliever Jim Johnson

    Aug 2, 2014, 5:35 PM EST

    Jim Johnson

    The Orioles are reportedly interested in a reunion with reliever Jim Johnson.

  7. Shane Victorino to get a second opinion on his back; surgery a possibility

    Aug 2, 2014, 2:15 PM EST

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    MRI results on Shane Victorino’s back were worse than expected, so he’s going to visit a doctor in Los Angeles for a second opinion. There’s a chance he will need surgery to alleviate the issue.

  8. A’s release Jim Johnson, eat $10 million salary

    Aug 1, 2014, 2:40 PM EST

    Jim Johnson A's

    Johnson saved 50-plus games in each of the previous two seasons, leading the league both years, but this season he posted a 6.92 ERA in 38 appearances for the A’s while almost immediately being stripped of closing duties.

  9. Winners and losers at the trade deadline

    Jul 31, 2014, 10:12 PM EST

    A.J. Burnett, Ruben Amaro Jr., Ryne Sandberg

    Keeping score in the aftermath of Thursday’s deadline deals.

  10. Athletics will go ahead with Yoenis Cespedes t-shirt night even after trade to Red Sox

    Jul 31, 2014, 7:45 PM EST

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    Yoenis Cespedes t-shirt night is a little awkward now that he’s with the Red Sox, but the Athletics are going ahead with the giveaway anyway.

  11. Diamondbacks call up former elite prospect Andy Marte

    Jul 31, 2014, 5:28 PM EST

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    Once upon a time Andy Marte was one of the best prospects in baseball. He cracked Baseball America’s top 15 list in 2004, 2005, and 2006.

  12. 2014 Trade Deadline Tracker

    Jul 31, 2014, 4:15 PM EST

    David Price

    Recapping all of Thursday’s dealings in one spot.

  13. ACES GALORE: The Rays trade David Price to the Tigers

    Jul 31, 2014, 3:55 PM EST

    David Price

    With Price in town, a guy who one the AL MVP and Cy Young Award a couple of years ago is now the TIgers fourth starter.

  14. Red Sox trade John Lackey to Cardinals for Allen Craig and Joe Kelly

    Jul 31, 2014, 1:00 PM EST

    John Lackey Getty

    Not satisfied with adding Justin Masterson to the rotation yesterday, the Cardinals have added another veteran starter by acquiring John Lackey from the Red Sox. And, much like Boston’s deal to get Yoenis Cespedes from Oakland for Jon Lester, the Red Sox have prioritized the present by getting veterans Allen Craig and Joe Kelly in exchange.

  15. A’s trade Tommy Milone to Twins for Sam Fuld

    Jul 31, 2014, 11:13 AM EST

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    Tommy Milone was the odd man out in the A’s rotation before today, so there was really no place for him in Oakland following the Jon Lester trade.

  16. The Lester trade is a win-win

    Jul 31, 2014, 10:30 AM EST

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    The Sox did not get hosed here. Don’t believe that for a second.

  17. Coco Crisp has “chronic degenerative changes in his neck”

    Jul 30, 2014, 10:15 AM EST

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    “We’ve all come to the conclusion that it’s something we’re gonna be battling the rest of the season.”

  18. A’s lose Craig Gentry to broken hand, call up speedster Billy Burns

    Jul 28, 2014, 5:17 PM EST

    Craig Gentry A's

    A’s outfielder Craig Gentry began the season on the disabled list with a back injury and now, after hitting just .264 with zero homers and a .625 OPS in 80 games, he’s going on the shelf again with a broken hand.

  19. And That Happened: Sunday’s scores and highlights

    Jul 28, 2014, 6:32 AM EST

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    The Dodgers sweep their rivals in San Francisco, the Rays complain about Big Papi and I complain about Southwest Airlines messing with my kids’ vacation.

  20. Jose Bautista isn’t impressed with Derek Norris and Sean Doolittle’s beards

    Jul 25, 2014, 11:25 PM EST

    Toronto Blue Jays' Bautista looks into the stands between innings during a MLB American League baseball game against the Tampa Bay Rays in St. Petersburg

    Jose Bautista isn’t a huge fan of the beards Athletics Derek Norris and Sean Doolittle are sporting.

  21. And That Happened: Thursday’s scores and highlights

    Jul 25, 2014, 6:47 AM EST

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    It was a day of blowouts and fine pitching performances.

  22. A’s designate $10 million reliever Jim Johnson for assignment

    Jul 24, 2014, 1:10 PM EST

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    Oakland acquiring Jim Johnson from Baltimore and agreeing to pay him $10 million this season left a lot of people shaking their heads and now the move is officially a spectacular failure. And over, too.

  23. And That Happened: Wednesday’s scores and highlights

    Jul 24, 2014, 7:01 AM EST

    Alex Cobb

    The Rays stay hot, the Yankees get an assist from Mother Nature and Mike Moustakas showed us how to jar a bar loose from the catcher’s mitt without breaking the home plate collision rules.

  24. Marlins interested in Jim Johnson (again)

    Jul 23, 2014, 10:47 AM EST

    Jim Johnson A's

    Oakland’s move to acquire Johnson and his $10 million salary from Baltimore never made a ton of sense this offseason and it’s worked out much worse than expected, as he almost immediately lost the closer gig and has a 6.25 ERA with 23 walks in 40 innings.

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