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August 7, 2014

Report: Unidentified team claims Cole Hamels off waivers

SI.com "An unidentified team has claimed Philadelphia Phillies starter Cole Hamels off waivers, reports FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal. The Phillies have two days to construct a deal with that team or pull him back off waivers. Hamels has a partial no-trade clause and can only be traded to nine teams..." August 07

  • Cliff Lee likely done for season as locker is cleaned out in Phillies clubhouse

    TheScore.com "Cliff Lee's locker at Citizens Bank Park was cleaned out before Wednesday's game against the Houston Astros, a foreboding sign that suggests the injured 35-year-old will not return this season for the Philadelphia Phillies. Lee returned from the disabled list July 21 after missing more than two..." August 07

  • Injured McCutchen fights pain, time for return

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "An avulsion fracture involving the costochondral cartilage of the 11th rib. That’s a mouthful. Pirates center fielder Andrew McCutchen handled the medical jargon well when he announced the injury to the media Tuesday. He even spelled “costochondral” correctly off the top of his..." August 07

  • Troy Tulowitzki says "something needs to change" with Rockies before 2015

    Denver Post "Troy Tulowitzki, who ramped up his rehabilitation Wednesday with a full round of batting practice, said that the Rockies' fall to the bottom of the National League should force the team into changes before next year. "I think that's why I came out numerous times and said I want to win,"..." August 07

  • Baseball PED radar on high alert waiting for new Biogenesis names

    CBSSports.com "I have a list. So do you, right? If you're a baseball fan and you're hearing that more names are about to be connected to Biogenesis, the cheatingest PED factory since BALCO, this is where you dig through your mental rolodex for the names of guys you're sure are cheating. It wouldn't be fair to..." August 06

  • A lot of people think — or want to think — the Dbacks caused Andrew McCutchen’s injury

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "I'm going with the conspiracy theory. Call me crazy, but I believe the rib injury Andrew McCutchen sustained Sunday very well might have been related to the 95-mph fastball he wore Saturday night. I'm no doctor — that should be very obvious — but I spoke with a highly qualified one Monday..." August 06

  • A.J. Preller accepts five-year deal to become Padres GM

    CBSSports.com "Rangers executive A.J. Preller has accepted a five-year deal to become general manager of the Padres, sources said. The parties are still finalizing things, but there is an agreement. Preller got the nod over Yankees assistant GM Billy Eppler. Preller's specialty is international scouting,..." August 06

  • Tony La Russa defends D-backs

    ESPN.com "Arizona Diamondbacks chief baseball officer Tony La Russa defended his club Tuesday against the criticism it has received for the apparent retaliation against Pittsburgh Pirates star Andrew McCutchen last weekend. "I don't see where the Diamondbacks should catch all this [expletive] they're..." August 06

  • MLB.com "The Indians will hold an 11 a.m. ET news conference Thursday to announce major enhancements to Progressive Field. The news conference will be streamed live on Indians.com. Detailed information about the improvements was not immediately divulged, but the Indians did confirm that the changes..." August 06

  • Cubs Designate Nate Schierholtz For Assignment

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Cubs have designated outfielder Nate Schierholtz for assignment, tweets Mark Gonzales of the Chicago Tribune. With the move, roster space was created for Kyuji Fujikawa‘s activation from the 60-day DL. Schierholtz, a 30-year-old left-handed hitter, was playing on a $5MM salary this season..." August 06

  • Los Angeles Times "The Dodgers designated Chone Figgins for assignment Wednesday. Figgins, 36, batted .217 in 38 games with the Dodgers. He made the team as a non-roster invitee to spring training, but Miguel Rojas' ability to provide an outstanding defensive option at shortstop left no room for Figgins on the..." August 06

  • The $50M question: Will Rosenthal ever get a chance to start?

    Fox Sports Midwest "OK, Trevor Rosenthal. Let's just say if the decision were yours, what would it be: Starting or closing? "I'd have to think about it," he answers just as he answers many questions -- that is, with a slight grin. Well, there was a time not that long ago when you would have chosen starting..." August 06

  • Sabathia: More serious knee surgery avoided, expects to pitch in 2015

    ESPN New York "CC Sabathia revealed Tuesday that he had a bone spur removed from his right knee when he had season-ending surgery on his right knee last Thursday. But the 34-year-old left-hander also said that a more serious microfracture surgery has been ruled out, and expressed confidence that he'll be healthy..." August 06

  • Brosnan, Manfred, Werner finalists to succeed Selig as MLB commissioner

    USA Today "Major League Baseball has identified three finalists to replace Commissioner Bud Selig and will vote on the successor Aug. 14, a high-ranking MLB executive with direct knowledge of the hiring process told USA TODAY Sports. The owners, according to the executive, will choose between Rob Manfred,..." August 06

  • Nightengale: MLB's Biogenesis nightmare far from over

    USA Today "If I'm a former client of Tony Bosch's, I'm petrified. If I'm close friend of Alex Rodriguez, or, ahem, a business associate, I'm scared. If I'm Sam and Seth Levinson, who run the ACES agency, I'm worried. If I'm Major League Baseball, ooh, boy, I'm all ears. Biogenesis founder Tony..." August 06

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