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  2. Links from around the rink - Sept. 8

    Doug Mittler

    Training camp is fast approaching and Daniel Alfredsson is still unsure whether he will play this season. The 41-year-old Alfredsson, who had back surgery three years ago, missed 14 games last season but still led Red Wings forwards with 49 points...

    Blog | September 08, 2014
  3. Soriano on shaky ground in DC?

    Doug Mittler

    Matt Williams' patience with closer Rafael Soriano may be running thin. Soriano blew his fifth save since the All-Star break on Friday night, giving up ninth-inning home runs to Carlos Ruiz and Ben Revere as the Phillies went on to a 9-8 victory o...

    Blog | September 06, 2014
  4. Rangers' managerial candidates

    Doug Mittler

    A dismal season for the Texas Rangers took another unexpected twist Friday when popular manager Ron Washington abruptly resigned, citing a personal matter. The Rangers have the worst record in baseball this season at 53-88, but there was no talk o...

    Blog | September 06, 2014
  5. Season finale for Smyly?

    Doug Mittler

    The Rays' Drew Smyly could very well be making his final start of the season when he faces the Orioles on Saturday afternoon. There is ample speculation that the lefthander will be shut him down for precautionary reasons, especially since the Ray...

    Blog | September 06, 2014
  6. Melky's future in Toronto

    Doug Mittler

    Melky Cabrera saw his season come to an unexpected end on Friday night. Is his tenure with the Toronto Blue Jays over as well? Cabrera broke his right pinkie during a 9-8 loss to the Boston Red Sox and will have surgery next week. Toronto likely ...

    Blog | September 06, 2014
  7. Hill at third base in 2015?

    Doug Mittler

    There are plenty of changes ahead in the Arizona desert, and a notable one happened Friday when Kevin Towers was removed from his position as general manager of the Diamondbacks. There has been no immediate word on whether chief baseball officer Tony...

    Blog | September 06, 2014
  8. Links from around the rink - Aug. 25

    Doug Mittler

    Stability may finally be on the horizon for the New York Islanders, but exactly how will the tenure of owner Charles Wang play itself out as the club plans to relocate to Brooklyn after the upcoming season? Rumors of a potential sale of the club s...

    Blog | August 25, 2014
  9. No place for Hosmer?

    Doug Mittler

    It could be a while before Eric Hosmer is activated from the disabled list. And when he does, there is no guarantee of a place in the Kansas City Royals' lineup, reports Andy McCullough of the Kansas City Star. Hosmer, sidelined with a stress fra...

    Blog | August 23, 2014
  10. Will Posey end up at first base?

    Doug Mittler

    The San Francisco Giants could borrow a page out of the Minnesota Twins' playbook and move a high-priced power-hitting catcher to a new position. Joe Mauer is no longer a catcher for the Twins, and the Giants could consider a similar move for B...

    Blog | August 23, 2014
  11. Possible promotions in Detroit

    Doug Mittler

    When it came to September call-ups, former Tigers manager Jim Leyland was not in favor of promoting a host of players that led to a crowded clubhouse and dugout. Unless adding a player filled a specific need, Leyland was content to keep his roster as...

    Blog | August 23, 2014
  12. Filling in for Machado

    Doug Mittler

    The Baltimore Orioles received some bad news Friday regarding third baseman Manny Machado, who reportedly will have have right knee surgery within the week and will miss the rest of the season. Machado has not played since August 11 and would hav...

    Blog | August 23, 2014
  13. Norris a September call-up?

    Doug Mittler

    Daniel Norris has experienced a meteoric rise through Toronto's minor league system. The next step could be a September call-up by the Blue Jays. The Blue Jays' No. 1 prospect made 13 starts with Class-A Dunedin, before his promotion to Double-A ...

    Blog | August 23, 2014
  14. Fewer at-bats for B.J. Upton?

    Doug Mittler

    B.J. Upton is in the midst of a second straight lost season in Atlanta. The center fielder leads the major leagues with 153 strikeouts and his .207 batting average is the lowest among any National League qualifier. With the Braves fighting for th...

    Blog | August 19, 2014
  15. Will Towers be retained in Arizona?

    Doug Mittler

    The status of manager Kirk Gibson was called into question almost immediately after the Arizona Diamondbacks brought in Tony La Russa as chief baseball officer in late May. La Russa has kept his intentions close to the vest, but one report says Gibso...

    Blog | August 19, 2014
  16. Dodgers still looking to deal?

    Doug Mittler

    The Los Angeles Dodgers, who already have made August waiver deals for a pair of starting pitchers, are still looking to add a reliever and a power bat off the bench, reports MLB.com's Ken Gurnick. General manager Ned Colletti has acquired righth...

    Blog | August 19, 2014
  17. Buxton's timetable for 2015

    Doug Mittler

    As expected, the Minnesota Twins will play it safe with top prospect Byron Buxton, who suffered a concussion in a scary outfield collision last week while playing for Double-A New Britain. Twins general manager Terry Ryan conceded Monday that Bux...

    Blog | August 19, 2014