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  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. September call-up for Gallo unlikely

    Doug Mittler

    Texas Rangers' fans have had little to cheer about this season, so you can't blame them for wanting to get a September look at top prospect Joey Gallo, who hit his 40th homer of the season Sunday night for Double-A Frisco. Those fans will have to...

    Blog | August 19, 2014
  13. Where will Zimmerman play in 2015?

    Doug Mittler

    The Washington Nationals have been one of the hottest teams in the majors without Ryan Zimmerman, who has not played since July 22 due to a Grade 3 hamstring strain. The injury could mean that Zimmerman's days as the Nationals' regular third basem...

    Blog | August 19, 2014
  14. Jimenez to the bullpen?

    Doug Mittler

    Plenty has gone right for the first-place Baltimore Orioles this season, making it easier to overlook a subpar year for Ubaldo Jimenez. Signed to a four-year, $50 million contract, Jimenez has stumbled to a 4-9 record with a 4.83 ERA and spent ...

    Blog | August 19, 2014
  15. Is Gibbons' job safe for 2015?

    Doug Mittler

    Blue Jays general manager Alex Anthopoulos apparently has some job security, even if he is feeling the heat from fans and media for failing to pull off a notable deal prior to the July 31 deadline. Steve Simmons of the Toronto Sun reported over t...

    Blog | August 18, 2014
  16. Cuddyer restoring his value

    Doug Mittler

    Michael Cuddyer made his return to the Colorado lineup a memorable one, hitting for the cycle Sunday night as the Rockies completed a doubleheader sweep of the Reds. Cuddyer, reinstated from the disabled list earlier in the day after missing 60 g...

    Blog | August 18, 2014
  17. Royals' September bullpen boost

    Doug Mittler

    September call-ups are just two weeks away, and it looks like the Kansas City Royals will be willing to make ample use of their farm system in the middle of a pennant race. Andy McCullough of the Kansas City Star reports the Royals are using some...

    Blog | August 18, 2014