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  1. Will Tanaka pitch again in 2014?

    AJ Mass

    The New York Yankees are still hoping that they'll be able to get Masahiro Tanaka back before the end of the season, and it appears as if the next big hurdle for the pitcher will take place on Saturday. According to Wallace Matthews of ESPN New...

    Blog | August 21, 2014
  2. Verlander ready to return?

    AJ Mass

    It looks as though the Detroit Tigers will be getting their ace pitcher back on the mound this weekend, as Justin Verlander appears to be ready to return to action for the first time since August 11. According to Tigers beat writer James Schmeh...

    Blog | August 21, 2014
  3. Is Phillies GM's job safe?

    AJ Mass

    The Philadelphia Phillies have won just four of their last 12 games and -- at 17 games out of first place -- are deeper in the National League East cellar than at any time all season. Yet, management of the team doesn't seem to think there's a need f...

    Blog | August 21, 2014
  4. Who replaces Richards in Angels rotation?

    AJ Mass

    Pitcher Garrett Richards of the Los Angeles Angels had to be wheeled off the field on a stretcher after collapsing to the ground in pain while attempting to cover first base on a ground ball during his team's game against the Boston Red Sox on Wednes...

    Blog | August 21, 2014
  5. Alvarez done at 3B?

    AJ Mass

    The Pittsburgh Pirates started Pedro Alvarez at first base on Monday -- the first time in his career he manned the position -- and on Tuesday, they didn't start him at all. Not having Alvarez at the hot corner may indeed be the trend gong forward for...

    Blog | August 20, 2014
  6. Will Twins promote Meyer?

    AJ Mass

    There's a very good chance that the Minnesota Twins will be calling up prospect Alex Meyer to their expanded roster at the start of September in order to get the young pitcher a taste of the majors. According to Mike Berardino of the St. Paul Pion...

    Blog | August 20, 2014
  7. Fantasy Sports' AJ Mass

    Welcome to SportsNation! On Thursday, AJ Mass will drop by to take your questions and analyze all the latest baseball news from a fantasy perspective. Mass, a contributor to ESPN's fantasy coverage of football, baseball and college basketball, also i...

    Chat | August 20, 2014
  8. Tigers favorite for Castillo?

    AJ Mass

    It's expected that Cuban outfielder Rusney Castilo will be making his decision in the very near future as to what team he's going to sign a huge multi-million dollar deal with -- perhaps even by the end of the week. According to ESPN.com's Buster ...

    Blog | August 20, 2014
  9. Retirement on horizon for Burnett?

    AJ Mass

    After allowing five runs in 7-2/3 innings to the Seattle Mariners on Tuesday night, A.J. Burnett has now lost six of his last seven starts, and remains stuck at 153 wins for his career. That career may soon be over. As Bill Evans of the South Jers...

    Blog | August 20, 2014
  10. Gonzalez hopes for quick recovery

    AJ Mass

    There's a chance that the Colorado Rockies may have to start the 2015 season without Carlos Gonzalez, although the team remains optimistic that the outfielder could be able to start spring training at the same time as the rest of his teammates. ...

    Blog | August 20, 2014
  11. Scioscia standing by Hamilton?

    AJ Mass

    Manager Mike Scioscia of the Los Angeles Angels says he has no intention of moving Josh Hamilton out of the cleanup spot in his lineup, even as he admits the slugger isn't "the same hitter he was with the Texas Rangers." "Right now, he's not in th...

    Blog | August 17, 2014
  12. Bryant's injury shouldn't alter timeline

    AJ Mass

    According to Jesse Rogers of ESPN Chicago, "Top Chicago Cubs prospect Kris Bryant left Saturday's Triple-A game against Salt Lake with an injury to his left big toe. The X-ray on Bryant's toe proved inconclusive, according to the Cubs. He is slated t...

    Blog | August 17, 2014
  13. Shaky Nathan still closer?

    AJ Mass

    When all was said and done on Saturday, Joe Nathan earned his 25th save of the season. However, he didn't do so without first allowing two hits and a run -- once again raising some potential red flags for manager Brad Ausmus that perhaps the veteran ...

    Blog | August 17, 2014
  14. How long might Wright miss?

    AJ Mass

    After getting hit by a pitch in Saturday's game against the Chicago Cubs, third baseman David Wright of the New York Mets eventually ended up leaving the game, and now there's some question as to how much time he might miss going forward. Accor...

    Blog | August 17, 2014
  15. Any future for Ramirez and Dodgers?

    AJ Mass

    With Hanley Ramirez on the disabled list with a strained oblique, the Los Angeles Dodgers have been content to go primarily with the glove of Miguel Rojas at shortstop, and not worry so much about the lackluster bat he provides. That could well be a ...

    Blog | August 17, 2014
  16. Papelbon's fate with Phillies

    AJ Mass

    With five losses in their last six games, save opportunities have been few and far between for the Philadelphia Phillies. However, in spite of the emergence of Ken Giles as a strong bullpen option, it's still Jonathan Papelbon who is getting those ra...

    Blog | August 15, 2014