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  1. How will Cubs deal with SS surplus?

    AJ Mass

    When the Chicago Cubs acquired prospect Addison Russell from the Oakland Athletics, the team suddenly found itself with three shortstops in the organization that could all potentially be long-term starters at the position. But while some rumors surfa...

    Blog | July 18, 2014
  2. How long will Masterson miss?

    AJ Mass

    On Tuesday, Cleveland Indians starter Justin Masterson struggled in his outing against the Arizona Diamondbacks, giving up five runs and lasting just four innings in an eventual 9-8, extra-innings loss. Now the team is saying that an injury is at lea...

    Blog | June 26, 2014
  3. Rockies gun-shy with Gray?

    AJ Mass

    The Colorado Rockies have an open spot in their rotation on Saturday night after sending scheduled starter Juan Nicasio down to Triple-A. The move was not all that shocking, given that Nicasio's last four starts saw his ERA jump from 3.61 all the way...

    Blog | June 18, 2014
  4. Red Sox with decisions to make in rotation

    AJ Mass

    While the Boston Red Sox await a ruling from the league regarding Brandon Workman's appeal of his six-game suspension for hitting Evan Longoria with a pitch, the team's pitching staff also awaits the return of a pair of injured starters. As Kyle B...

    Blog | June 18, 2014
  5. Could Samardzija stay with Cubs?

    AJ Mass

    Maybe there's a chance the Chicago Cubs aren't going to trade away No. 1 starter Jeff Samardzija after all. That's the word on Waveland Avenue, as reported by Gordon Wittenmyer of the Chicago Sun-Times. Multiple sources told Wittenmyer that the C...

    Blog | June 17, 2014
  6. Brewers express confidence in Estrada

    AJ Mass

    On Wednesday, we wrote about the recent struggles of Milwaukee Brewers starter Marco Estrada and the possibility that his time in the team's rotation might soon be coming to an end, with the team perhaps looking to find an opening for Triple-A starte...

    Blog | June 13, 2014
  7. Hunter coming back to O's?

    AJ Mass

    The Baltimore Orioles had to burn through six pitchers on Thursday after starter Chris Tillman got lit up for five runs on six hits and three walks in one inning of work. With a need for rested arms in the bullpen, there's a chance that Tommy Hunter ...

    Blog | June 06, 2014
  8. Has Butler's time arrived?

    AJ Mass

    The Colorado Rockies have moved starter Franklin Morales to the bullpen, effective immediately. The decision should allow the team to promote prospect Eddie Butler from Double-A Tulsa to make his major league debut on Friday. Nick Groke of the Den...

    Blog | June 04, 2014
  9. Is Samardzija leaving Chicago this week?

    AJ Mass

    The Milwaukee Brewers crushed the Chicago Cubs on Sunday, tagging starter Jeff Samardzija for eight earned runs in three innings and raising the pitcher's ERA from 1.68 to 2.54 in the process. Could that ignominious effort have been the last one for ...

    Blog | June 02, 2014
  10. Phillies to go with 1B platoon?

    AJ Mass

    Could Ryan Howard's days as a full-time starter be over? According to Ryan Lawrence of the Philadelphia Daily News, that very well may be the case, as the Philadelphia Phillies look to try and jump start an offense that has hit just .233 in May. L...

    Blog | May 28, 2014
  11. Yet another Rangers starter out?

    AJ Mass

    Nothing seems to be going right for Ron Washington and the Texas Rangers these days. Still reeling from the loss of Prince Fielder, on Saturday the manager set into motion a new plan for his everyday lineup going forward -- one that returned Shin-Soo...

    Blog | May 25, 2014
  12. Rangers rotation takes another hit

    AJ Mass

    The Texas Rangers had to go to the bullpen early on Tuesday night after starter Matt Harrison had to leave the contest with back stiffness after only 1 2/3 innings. The pitcher has been plagued by injuries of late, and missed most of 2013 following s...

    Blog | May 14, 2014
  13. 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
  14. Hamels close to return?

    AJ Mass

    The Philadelphia Phillies saw starter A.J. Burnett leave his Friday start early with what the team is calling "groin soreness" and, as ESPN.com's Jayson Stark reports, manager Ryne Sandberg "said it was too early to tell if Burnett would be able to m...

    Blog | April 13, 2014
  15. Dodgers plans as pitchers fall

    AJ Mass

    The Los Angeles Dodgers got some bad news relating to two of their pitchers on Tuesday. First, they placed reliever Brian Wilson on the 15-day disabled list with nerve irritation in his right elbow. Then, they announced that starter Clayton Kershaw w...

    Blog | April 02, 2014
  16. Who's in with Kershaw out?

    AJ Mass

    Following an MRI on his back that showed some muscle inflammation, Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Clayton Kershaw has been officially scratched as the starter for the team's United States opener on Sunday, according to Ramona Shelburne of ESPN Los Angel...

    Blog | March 27, 2014