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  1. Finding a fit for Gavin Floyd

    Doug Mittler

    The Atlanta Braves' rotation appeared to be in shambles a few short weeks ago when the club learned Kris Medlen and Brandon Beachy would be lost for the season. Enter journeyman Aaron Harang, who pitched seven no-hit innings against the Mets on Fr...

    Blog | April 19, 2014
  2. Johan Santana ahead of schedule?

    Doug Mittler

    When the Baltimore Orioles signed Johan Santana to a minor league deal in early March, it was hoped that he would be able to help the big league club sometime in June. Could the two-time Cy Young Award winner be ahead of schedule? Peter Gammons t...

    Blog | April 19, 2014
  3. Finding a spot for Schoop

    Doug Mittler

    A pleasant surprise for the Baltimore Orioles has been rookie infielder Jonathan Schoop, whose four-hit game against the Red Sox on Friday night raised his season average to .304. Eduardo A Encina of the Baltimore Sun says he is starting to get qu...

    Blog | April 19, 2014
  4. Ike's role in Pittsburgh

    Doug Mittler

    The Pittsburgh Pirates needed an upgrade at first base and Ike Davis needed a change of scenery. The two sides finally came together Friday night when the Bucs acquired Davis from the New York Mets for or pitcher Zack Thornton and a player to be name...

    Blog | April 19, 2014
  5. The Marshall Plan in Cincinnati

    Doug Mittler

    Another piece of the Cincinnati Reds' injury-plagued bullpen could be back in a day or two. Sean Marshall, shut down in spring training after experiencing tightness in his shoulder, has rejoined the Reds on their current road trip. While it is un...

    Blog | April 19, 2014
  6. Milwaukee Brewers Carlos Gomez, Arizona Diamondbacks Gerardo Parr...

    Doug Mittler

    In ESPN The Magazine's Money Issue, Doug Mittler writes that as new defensive metrics gain relevance in MLB, bargain players like Carlos Gomez and Gerardo Parra won't be underpaid for long.

    Story | Conversation | April 16, 2014
  7. Second base issues in Toronto

    Doug Mittler

    Thanks to a misplaced step by Maicer Izturis, Ryan Goins will get a chance to prove he can be the Blue Jays' regular second baseman. Izturis will require surgery to repair a complete tear of his lateral collateral ligament (LCL) suffered Sunday wh...

    Blog | April 15, 2014
  8. Did Dozier's price just go up?

    Doug Mittler

    The San Diego Padres became the latest team to lock up a player with a high ceiling but relatively low service time, agreeing Monday to a five-year, $35 million extension with second baseman Jedd Gyorko. Still two seasons away from arbitration, G...

    Blog | April 15, 2014
  9. How Braves make room for Minor

    Doug Mittler

    The Atlanta Braves continue to receive encouraging news on Mike Minor, who threw five scoreless innings in his third minor league rehab start Sunday and is scheduled to rejoin the rotation sometime next week. Minor, who began the year on the disab...

    Blog | April 15, 2014
  10. Archie Bradley's timetable

    Doug Mittler

    Clubs have plenty of financial incentives to keep top prospects in the minor leagues as long as possible. That doesn't mean agents have to like it. Jay Franklin, the representative for Diamondbacks pitching prospect Archie Bradley, told Ken Rosent...

    Blog | April 15, 2014
  11. Chisenhall on the bubble in Cleveland?

    Doug Mittler

    The Cleveland Indians need to clear a roster spot to make room for outfielder Michael Bourn, who is expected to come off the disabled list in time for Tuesday's contest in Detroit. Paul Hoynes of the Plain Dealer says the "easy move" would be to o...

    Blog | April 15, 2014
  12. How Mets might deal with OF shortage

    Doug Mittler

    Prior to Monday's game in Arizona, New York Mets manager Terry Collins discussed the juggling game he would perform when outfielder Chris Young comes off the disabled list later this week. But surplus quickly became shortage when Juan Lagares and Cur...

    Blog | April 15, 2014
  13. Big Apple interest in Hanrahan

    Doug Mittler

    Free agent closer Joel Hanrahan is working his way back from Tommy John surgery and is ready to demonstrate his progress. Could the Big Apple teams emerge as serious suitors? ESPN's Jerry Crasnick tweeted Friday that Hanrahan will hold a showcase ...

    Blog | April 15, 2014
  14. Links from around the rink: April 14

    Doug Mittler

    The NHL regular season came to a close on Sunday and it was Black Monday for Barry Trotz, the league's longest tenured head coach who was told he would not be back for a 16th season with the Nashville Predators. ESPN Insider's Craig Custance takes...

    Blog | April 14, 2014
  15. Playing it safe with Kazmir

    Doug Mittler

    Scott Kazmir insists he will make his next start after pitching six scoreless innings against the Mariners Sunday, but the Oakland Athletics have every reason to be cautious. Trainers were seen trying to work out the tightness in Kazmir's arm in ...

    Blog | April 14, 2014
  16. Rotation issues in Tampa Bay

    Doug Mittler

    Tampa Bay Rays' manager Joe Maddon needs to juggle his rotation again after right-hander Alex Cobb was placed on the 15-day disabled list Sunday with a left oblique strain. Cobb said he was told he can expect to miss four to six weeks. He joins Ma...

    Blog | April 14, 2014