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  1. Better for Yanks if Sabathia calls it quits

    Buster Olney

    David Ortiz recently recalled a time when CC Sabathia drilled him intentionally. There was nothing to do but drop the bat and jog to first base, Ortiz said, because Sabathia has so much credibility and accountability that if he hit you on purpose, we...

    Blog | July 07, 2014
  2. Mariners want righty bat, won't overpay

    Doug Mittler

    The ripple effect of the Oakland Athletics' blockbuster deal for Jeff Samardzija could be felt up the Pacific Coast in Seattle, where keeping pace in the American League West is now a more difficult task for the Mariners. The A's deal is unlikely ...

    Blog | July 07, 2014
  3. With Encarnacion out, Jays seek a bat

    Doug Mittler

    The Toronto Blue Jays learned Sunday that Edwin Encarnacion has a Grade II strain of his right quadriceps muscle, an injury that could take a couple of weeks to heal, if not longer. Jose Bautista, nursing a hamstring injury, made a rare start a...

    Blog | July 07, 2014
  4. Fantasy Baseball - Jonathan Gray, Lucas Giolito among top strikeo...

    Christopher Crawford

    Christopher Crawford looks at the top 10 prospects based on strikeout potential

    Story | Conversation | June 18, 2014
  5. MLB - Kansas City Royals need to upgrade offense at deadline

    Dan Szymborski

    Dan Szymborski says the Royals need to add a bat at the deadline if they hope to contend this season and beyond.

    Story | Conversation | June 17, 2014
  6. Solarte's struggles require attention

    AJ Mass

    Is it time for the New York Yankees to stop playing Yangervis Solarte every day? That may be a decision manager Joe Girardi has already made, as Kelly Johnson has been at third base the last two games -- hitting safely in both. So, with Solarte's bat...

    Blog | June 15, 2014
  7. More at-bats for Jon Jay?

    Doug Mittler

    Somewhat lost in the St. Louis Cardinals' outfield shuffle this week was the increased playing time for Jon Jay. The Cardinals made news with the decision to send prized prospect Oscar Taveras back to the minors to clear a roster spot for first ba...

    Blog | June 14, 2014
  8. Machado has 'some things to learn'

    Buster Olney

    DETROIT -- Before the Detroit Tigers' bullpen blew up another strong outing from a starting pitcher Sunday night, and before David Ortiz showed again how he is drawn to a big moment, all eyes in the Detroit and Boston clubhouses were locked into the ...

    Blog | June 09, 2014
  9. Catching still in Santana's future?

    Joe Kaiser

    Only after Carlos Santana's struggles at third base did the Indians start to use him more at his former position behind the plate. But with only three hits in 34 at bats as a catcher and a recent concussion that forced him to miss nine games, will th...

    Blog | June 07, 2014
  10. Taveras hitting No. 2 in the lineup?

    Joe Kaiser

    Over the first week of his major league career, St. Louis rookie Oscar Taveras has been used primarily in the sixth (10 at bats) and seventh (8 ABs) spots in the batting lineup. He also batted fifth one game and, on Friday with Kolten Wong nursing a ...

    Blog | June 07, 2014
  11. Some at-bats for Solis?

    Doug Mittler

    With Jose Molina being overworked, the Tampa Bay Rays may give rookie Ali Solis his first career start behind the plate this weekend in Boston. Ryan Hanigan landed on the disabled list earlier this week with a hamstring injury, and Molina is exp...

    Blog | May 31, 2014
  12. Finding at-bats for Taveras in St. Louis

    Doug Mittler

    The waiting for Oscar Taveras is finally over. Following Friday night's game with the Giants, the St. Louis Cardinals announced they have called up the top outfield prospect from Triple-A Memphis. Taveras, who was batting .325 in 49 minor league ...

    Blog | May 31, 2014
  13. Twins to showcase Willingham?

    Doug Mittler

    One of baseball's biggest surprises in April was Chris Colabello, who batted .295/.343/.484 with three homers and 27 RBI in April. But he's gone hitless in his last 22 at-bats and was sent back to the minors Sunday as part of a series of roster move...

    Blog | May 26, 2014
  14. Could Mets find their SS answer soon?

    AJ Mass

    Eric Campbell has hit .368 with six RBIs in his 19 at-bats since joining the New York Mets on May 10, when he made his major league debut after six seasons in the minors. Chances are good he'll be getting plenty more opportunity to impress in the com...

    Blog | May 23, 2014
  15. How will Nats deal with LaRoche injury?

    AJ Mass

    Adam LaRoche has started 31 of the Washington Nationals 36 games at first base this season, with a .319 batting average and 21 RBIs. However, the team will be without his bat in the lineup for the next two weeks as LaRoche has been placed on the 15-d...

    Blog | May 11, 2014
  16. Reds still waiting on Hamilton

    AJ Mass

    The Cincinnati Reds are not yet ready to place Billy Hamilton on the disabled list, but as Mark Sheldon of MLB.com reports, "the swelling on the middle of (his) left hand has yet to subside" and the outfielder remains unable to swing a bat. "After...

    Blog | May 07, 2014