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  1. Manny happy returns?

    AJ Mass

    Could there be a spot on a roster for Manny Ramirez, whose last appearance in a major league uniform came during a brief five-game stint with the Tampa Bay Rays in 2011? According to Zach Links of MLB Trade Rumors, Ramirez "has interest" from sev...

    Blog | April 18, 2014
  2. Is Hamels ready to return?

    AJ Mass

    Not every team in the league has played the same number of games, but the Philadelphia Phillies starting rotation ranks only 20th in the number of innings pitched so far this season, and that fact has manager Ryne Sandberg pointing fingers and placin...

    Blog | April 18, 2014
  3. Is Carlos Santana hurt?

    AJ Mass

    After going 0-for-4 with three strikeouts on Thursday, Carlos Santana of the Cleveland Indians has now had only two hits in his last 32 at-bats, good -- or, rather, bad -- for a .063 batting average since April 8. According to Paul Hoynes of the C...

    Blog | April 18, 2014
  4. Blue Jays pen cause for concern?

    AJ Mass

    All major league teams lose games from time to time, but it's the rare loss that leaves a manager in a state of utter disbelief. That's what happened to John Gibbons and his Toronto Blue Jays in what Scott MacArthur of TSN Radio is calling an "histor...

    Blog | April 18, 2014
  5. Who will end up signing Hanrahan?

    AJ Mass

    One week ago, ESPN.com's Jerry Crasnick reported that Joel Hanrahan, "11 months removed from Tommy John surgery" would be holding a showcase for teams interested in signing the reliever to a deal some time this week. That showcase took place on Thurs...

    Blog | April 18, 2014
  6. Rangers ready to alter rotation?

    AJ Mass

    Tanner Scheppers had a 4-0 lead entering the third inning against the Seattle Mariners on Thursday, but it wasn't enough of a cushion for the Texas Rangers pitcher, who soon found himself on the short end of a 6-4 score, and out of the ball game. ...

    Blog | April 18, 2014
  7. When Hanley Ramirez returns

    Joe Kaiser

    Hanley Ramirez left Wednesday's game after being hit on the left hand by a 90 mph fastball by Ryan Vogelsong, but after X-Rays checked out negative, the shortstop sounded optimistic about playing in the series finale on Thursday. Will he be in the...

    Blog | April 17, 2014
  8. Kershaw nearing a return?

    Joe Kaiser

    The Los Angeles Dodgers have dropped two close games in a row to the hands of the arch rival San Francisco Giants, but there's a bit of encouraging news in regards to their ace, Clayton Kershaw. According to Ken Gurnick of MLB.com, Kershaw did wel...

    Blog | April 17, 2014
  9. Where will Franklin play for Seattle?

    Joe Kaiser

    UPDATE: It didn't take long to get a clearer understanding of how Seattle plans to use Nick Franklin this season. Franklin batted in the six-hole as the Mariners' designated hitter on Wednesday against Yu Darvish, belting a triple to the right-cen...

    Blog | April 17, 2014
  10. When will Reds relievers return?

    AJ Mass

    The Cincinnati Reds have been without two key members of their bullpen all season -- Aroldis Chapman and Sean Marshall -- and it's had an obvious impact. While the starting rotation has an ERA of 2.94, the bullpen has been far less effective in compi...

    Blog | April 17, 2014
  11. Mets still trust in Valverde?

    AJ Mass

    The New York Mets were in the process of completing a sweep on the road against the Arizona Diamondbacks, with a 5-0 lead entering the bottom of the ninth inning. Although it was not a save situation, manager Terry Collins turned to closer Jose Valve...

    Blog | April 17, 2014
  12. What might Dodgers do without Ramirez?

    The Los Angeles Dodgers held their collective breath on Wednesday night as shortstop Hanley Ramirez left the game in the seventh inning after getting hit on the left hand by a Ryan Vogelsong fastball. As Mark Saxon of ESPN Los Angeles reports, "R...

    Blog | April 17, 2014
  13. A's closer to reinstating Johnson?

    AJ Mass

    (UPDATE: Luke Gregerson came on to pitch the ninth inning of a 4-3 game against the Los Angeles Angels on Wednesday and gave up the tying run, blowing his second save of the season and adding fuel to the argument that Jim Johnson should return to the...

    Blog | April 17, 2014
  14. George Springer's here, so who's next?

    AJ Mass

    This season's first highly anticipated prospect has arrived. Speedy and powerful George Springer will get the chance to prove that the hype was indeed warranted. As Evan Drellich of the Houston Chronicle writes, "With their major league offense strug...

    Blog | April 16, 2014
  15. When will injured Red Sox return?

    AJ Mass

    The Boston Red Sox injury toll continues to mount, as Mike Napoli has joined the growing list of players who might be unavailable to manager John Farell for at least the next few days. Napoli dislocated the ring finger on his left hand, and while X-r...

    Blog | April 16, 2014
  16. Can Mariners handle more SP injuries?

    AJ Mass

    The state of the Seattle Mariners pitching staff right now can best be described as being in turmoil. One week ago, starter James Paxton was placed on the 15-day disabled list with a strained muscle on the left side of his back. After some juggling o...

    Blog | April 16, 2014