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  1. Hammel's fate in October

    Doug Mittler

    The Oakland Athletics have shuffled their rotation to allow Scott Kazmir, Jeff Samardzija and Sonny Gray to pitch in a three-game series against the Rangers that begins Tuesday. As noted by MLB.com's Jane Lee, "this allows the A's to start Gray,...

    Blog | September 15, 2014
  2. Will the Braves shop Gattis?

    Doug Mittler

    The slumping Atlanta Braves have played the last six games without Evan Gattis, who remains sidelined due to lingering effects from strep throat. Gattis is a native of the Dallas area and had looked forward to playing in a weekend series against...

    Blog | September 15, 2014
  3. The market for Russell Martin

    Doug Mittler

    With his two-year, $17 million deal nearing its conclusion, Russell Martin picked a perfect time to put up solid offensive numbers. Martin draws consistent praise for his work behind the plate in Pittsburgh, and the 31-year-old has become a more ...

    Blog | September 15, 2014
  4. Wacha to the bullpen?

    Doug Mittler

    The St. Louis Cardinals decided to skip Michael Wacha's turn in the rotation after the righthander struggled with his command in his first two starts back from a shoulder injury. Wacha completed a bullpen session Sunday morning that went well, re...

    Blog | September 15, 2014
  5. Stewart a GM in Arizona?

    Doug Mittler

    Dave Stewart faces a Catch 22 when it comes to the vacant job of Arizona Diamondbacks' general manager. Stewart, the former major league pitcher and coach who is currently a player agent, has been mentioned as a leading candidate to replace the d...

    Blog | September 15, 2014
  6. Audition time for Nick Franklin

    Doug Mittler

    The Tampa Bay Rays will get a late-season look at infielder Nick Franklin, who was called up after Triple-A Durham's loss Saturday in the International League championship series. Franklin, another of the pieces acquired in the trade for David Pr...

    Blog | September 15, 2014
  7. Could Daniels promote from within?

    Doug Mittler

    A dismal season for the Texas Rangers took another unexpected twist earlier this month when popular manager Ron Washington abruptly resigned, citing a personal matter. There was no talk of Washington's job being in jeopardy, so general manager Jo...

    Blog | September 15, 2014
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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