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  1. Detroit's bullpen trade targets

    Joe Kaiser

    Detroit is considering a number of veteran arms who can help strengthen the back end of its bullpen. Jon Morosi of FOX Sports reports early Saturday morning that sources indicate that the Tigers are interested in Joakim Soria, Jason Frasor, and Ch...

    Blog | July 05, 2014
  2. Hellickson ready to join Rays?

    Joe Kaiser

    Jeremy Hellickson underwent elbow surgery back in January and is nearing a return to to Tampa Bay's big league roster. His 30-day rehab assignment ended on Sunday, and now the Rays have to decide whether to active him or option him to the minors to l...

    Blog | July 05, 2014
  3. Jays eyeing veteran infielders in deal

    Joe Kaiser

    On Friday, ESPN's Jim Bowden reported that Toronto has heavily scouted Martin Prado, Aaron Hill and Chase Headley, adding "but none are playing well and all overpaid for production." What's the latest on the Blue Jays' search to upgrade their infi...

    Blog | July 05, 2014
  4. Whose spot will Gee take in Mets rotation?

    Joe Kaiser

    When Dillon Gee (strained lat) returns from the disabled list, someone in the New York Mets rotation will have to move to the bullpen. Who will it be? Mike Puma of the New York Post speculates that the recent struggles of rookie Jacob deGrom (0-2...

    Blog | June 21, 2014
  5. Ramos on track to return next week?

    Joe Kaiser

    Wilson Ramos landed on the disabled list on June 11 after feeling a pull in his hamstring while running to second base the day before, and he's set to begin a rehab assignment on Saturday. According to James Wagner of The Washington Post, the plan...

    Blog | June 21, 2014
  6. Scutaro eyeing summer return?

    Joe Kaiser

    Marco Scutaro's ailing back hasn't responded well to cortisone shots or platelet-rich-plasma injection therapy, leaving the 38-year-old veteran with two choices. One would be surgery, but he's avoided that thus far, keeping open the possibility of...

    Blog | June 21, 2014
  7. Montero's new role with Mariners

    Joe Kaiser

    Jesus Montero is back in the big leagues for the first time since the 2012 season, and though he has yet to make a plate appearance we have a good idea of what his role will be. Hint: it won't be behind the plate. Injuries to Michael Saunders and ...

    Blog | June 13, 2014
  8. Call-up coming for Taijuan Walker?

    Joe Kaiser

    We wrote last week that Taijuan Walker's third rehab appearance would be extremely important in determining how the rest of his 2014 season plays out. Where do things stand after his five-inning start for Triple-A Tacoma on Monday? Here's the late...

    Blog | June 10, 2014
  9. Any future at 3B for Ryan Zimmerman?

    Joe Kaiser

    Ryan Zimmerman's move to the outfield will require somewhat of an adjustment period for everyone involved, but are Zimmerman's days at the hot corner truly behind him? Adam Kilgore of The Washington Post put it very well in his story from Friday ...

    Blog | June 07, 2014
  10. Catching still in Santana's future?

    Joe Kaiser

    Only after Carlos Santana's struggles at third base did the Indians start to use him more at his former position behind the plate. But with only three hits in 34 at bats as a catcher and a recent concussion that forced him to miss nine games, will th...

    Blog | June 07, 2014
  11. Taveras hitting No. 2 in the lineup?

    Joe Kaiser

    Over the first week of his major league career, St. Louis rookie Oscar Taveras has been used primarily in the sixth (10 at bats) and seventh (8 ABs) spots in the batting lineup. He also batted fifth one game and, on Friday with Kolten Wong nursing a ...

    Blog | June 07, 2014
  12. What Iglesias news means to Tigers

    Joe Kaiser

    All hopes the Detroit Tigers may have had of addressing hole at shortstop with the return of Jose Iglesias came to an end Wednesday, as it was announced that the young infielder will miss the remainder of the 2014 season. "We do not plan on having...

    Blog | June 04, 2014
  13. Taijuan Walker's updated ETA

    Joe Kaiser

    Taijuan Walker struggled Tuesday night in his second rehab start for Triple-A Tacoma, telling Rainiers announcer Mike Curto afterwards that his arm felt good but he couldn't locate his fastball. Walker allowed one run on one hit over two innings, ...

    Blog | June 04, 2014
  14. Will the Phillies send Brown to AAA?

    Joe Kaiser

    As ESPN Insider Eric Karabell points out on Friday, few players have had as disappointing of a start to the season in 2014 as Domonic Brown. Brown appeared to be on the right track when he broke out as a 25-year-old last season with 27 home runs. ...

    Blog | May 30, 2014
  15. Impact of Franklin's contact problems

    Joe Kaiser

    Thursday's game against the Los Angeles Angels is one young Seattle infielder Nick Franklin would like to forget: the 23-year-old was the victim of the Golden Sombrero, striking out in all four plate appearances. Unfortunately for Franklin, making...

    Blog | May 30, 2014
  16. Still wait-and-see for Wieters?

    Joe Kaiser

    The Baltimore Orioles hope to know by July 1 whether injured catcher Matt Wieters will require season-ending elbow surgery, making the month ahead a very important one. Where do things stand as we enter the final days of May, and how is Wieters feeli...

    Blog | May 30, 2014