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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. Odds of a Mets-Cubs deal

    Doug Mittler

    The four-game wraparound series between the New York Mets and Chicago Cubs has the feel of a Winter Meetings preview. After all, the Mets have built a stockpile of young pitching and the Cubs have an abundance of youthful hitters, particularly at sh...

    Blog | August 18, 2014
  12. September call-up for Rodon?

    Doug Mittler

    Chicago White Sox manager Robin Ventura dropped a hint that left-hander Carlos Rodon, the third selection overall in this June's draft, could be called up in September. "If he's doing well enough to come up here, yeah," Ventura told reporters on ...

    Blog | August 18, 2014
  13. Second base issues in SFO?

    Doug Mittler

    San Francisco rookie Joe Panik has been hitting a sizzling .439 (18-for-41) in his last 12 games, bringing some stability to a second base position that has been a revolving door for much of the season. The Giants have started seven different pl...

    Blog | August 18, 2014
  14. Myers ready to return?

    Doug Mittler

    The Tampa Bay Rays could have outfielder Wil Myers back in the lineup this week, perhaps as soon as Tuesday against the Tigers. Myers, sidelined since the end of May with a right wrist fracture, was 1-for-4 with a two-run homer Sunday in a rehab ...

    Blog | August 18, 2014
  15. Links from around the rink - Aug. 11

    Doug Mittler

    The Edmonton Oilers are not exactly a franchise known for thinking outside the box in recent years. After all, the team is on its fifth head coach since it last made it to the postseason in 2006. But give the Oilers some credit last week for brin...

    Blog | August 11, 2014
  16. September stint for Kyle Zimmer?

    Doug Mittler

    It has been a lost season for Kyle Zimmer, the Kansas City Royals top pick in 2012 who has not pitched this year due to a strained latissimus dorsi muscle. But if all goes well, Zimmer could be used as a reliever in the heat of a September pennant ra...

    Blog | August 05, 2014