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  1. Top landing spots for Uggla

    Joe Kaiser

    Dan Uggla's disappointing four-year run in Atlanta officially came to an end on Friday, as the Braves requested unconditional release waivers on the veteran second baseman and ate the $18 million owed to him for the remainder of this year and next. ...

    Blog | July 19, 2014
  2. Seattle the favorite for Cuban outfielder?

    Joe Kaiser

    Seattle may be the front-runner to land 27-year-old Cuban outfielder, Rusney Castillo. Bob Dutton of The News Tribune reported Friday that "some rival scouts suggest the Mariners, who seek a right-handed bat, are among the leading contenders to...

    Blog | July 19, 2014
  3. Jays considering Soriano?

    Joe Kaiser

    The Toronto Blue Jays have emerged as a possible landing spot for free agent outfielder Alfonso Soriano. According to Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports and the MLB Network, sources indicate that the Jays recently checked in on Soriano. Things have de...

    Blog | July 19, 2014
  4. Shelby Miller's new role

    Joe Kaiser

    A loser in six of his last seven decisions, Shelby Miller was moved out of the starting rotation by St. Louis manager Mike Matheny on Friday. Matheny gave no indication of how long Miller will remain in the bullpen, but there's reason to believe i...

    Blog | July 19, 2014
  5. Ackley's name swirling in trade talks?

    Joe Kaiser

    Dustin Ackley's disappointing run in Seattle could soon be coming to an end, according to reports. Ackley's story is well-documented; dubbed the top college bat in the 2009 draft, he was selected No. 2 overall behind Stephen Strasburg, yet through...

    Blog | July 18, 2014
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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