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Rangers signed RHP Randy Wells to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring trianing.

Wells had a 5.34 ERA in 28 2/3 innings this year with the Cubs before requiring surgery on his right elbow. He should be fine for the start of the 2013 season but probably won't make the Rangers' Opening Day roster.
Thu, Dec 6, 2012 01:05:00 PM

Mookie Betts went 5-for-5 with a pair of RBI singles in Friday’s loss to the Royals.

All five hits were singles. This was the first five-hit game of his career. Betts, Dustin Pedroia, and Xander Bogaerts combined for 12 hits on the night, but they only managed three runs against Ian Kennedy and the Royals’ bullpen. With a .320/.360/.557 batting line to go along with 28 homers, 93 RBI, 21 steals, and 99 runs scored, Betts continues to look like a strong MVP candidate.
Aug 26 - 10:45 PM

Wilmer Flores slugged a grand slam in Friday’s victory over the Phillies.

It was his only hit in four at-bats on Friday, but it was a huge one, as his fifth-inning blast extended the Mets’ lead to 6-1. They added three more runs in the sixth to put the game out of reach. Flores hasn’t done much against right-handers this season, but he continues to mash lefties. 10 of his 14 homers have come against left-handers.
Aug 26 - 10:27 PM

Gary Sanchez continued to tear the cover off the ball in Friday’s 14-4 win over the Orioles, going 3-for-4 with a home run, four RBI, and three runs scored.

At this point, it would be more weird if he didn’t homer. Sanchez doubled in a pair of runs in the second inning before slugging a two-run homer in the fifth. He now has 10 homers and 20 RBI in 19 games since his call-up earlier this month. He’s just the third player in MLB history to reach 10 homers through his first 22 career games. It’s unfair to expect this sort of production to continue at this ridiculous pace, but fantasy owners are enjoying the ride.
Aug 26 - 10:20 PM

Justin Verlander earned his 14th victory of the season on Friday, allowing just two runs on four hits over 7 2/3 innings against the Angels.

Verlander punched out eight on the night while issuing one free pass. Albert Pujols tagged him for a solo homer in the first inning, then he was able to settle in nicely and keep the Angels off the board until Kole Calhoun's RBI double in the eighth. He has been fantastic since his rocky start to the season and now sports a stellar 3.33 ERA, 1.02 WHIP and 189/46 K/BB ratio over 181 innings. He'll take on the White Sox his next time out at home on Wednesday.
Aug 26 - 10:18 PM

Manny Machado went 2-for-4 with a pair of homers and three RBI in Friday’s loss to the Yankees.

Machado was the only bright spot on this night for Baltimore, as he slugged a solo homer in the first inning before going deep again in the sixth, this time for a two-run blast. This was the ninth multi-homer game of his career and his third of the season. He’s batting .305/.358/.564 with 31 homers and 81 RBI through 123 games on the year. While the speed hasn’t been for fantasy owners, he’s poised to blow away his career-highs in the power department.
Aug 26 - 10:17 PM

Adam Jones was pulled from Friday's game against the Yankees after appearing to re-injure his hamstring.

Jones left Thursday's game with cramping in his hamstring, but tested it out pregame and was deemed good to go on Friday. He appeared to re-injure it though while running to first base on in his first at-bat. Expect the O's to provide an update on his status shortly.
Aug 26 - 7:44 PM

Clayton Kershaw (back) made it through Friday's bullpen session without any issues and will progress to facing live hitters next week.

It's another positive step toward a return to the Dodgers rotation this season for the star southpaw. If all goes well with his next session, he could be cleared for a minor league rehab start. Barring any setbacks, a return in early September doesn't look so outrageous any longer.
Aug 26 - 7:35 PM

Blue Jays acquired C Dioner Navarro from the White Sox for LHP Colton Turner.

Navarro has plenty of familiarity with the Jays after spending the 2014 and 2015 seasons in Toronto. He'll provide solid depth behind the plate as well as an extra bat off the bench for the Jays during the stretch run.
Aug 26 - 7:04 PM

Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports that the Rays plan on releasing Desmond Jennings on Saturday.

Once considered one of the most promising young outfielders in the game, the 29-year-old has battled injuries and poor performance for much of the past three seasons. In 65 games this year, Jennings hit just .200/.281/.350 with seven homers, 20 RBI and a 58/21 K/BB ratio in 225 plate appearances. Still, he's only 29-years-old and there should be plenty of clubs willing to take a chance on him.
Aug 26 - 6:26 PM

Yulieski Gurriel (hamstring) is back in the Astros' lineup Friday.

It's his first start since Sunday, when he exited his first game with the 'Stros with a tight right hamstring. Gurriel is in the designated hitter spot and batting sixth against Drew Smyly and the Rays.
Aug 26 - 5:08 PM

Jay Bruce (calf) is back in the Mets' lineup Friday.

Bruce was pulled from Wednesday's game and sat out Thursday with a right calf cramp, but he's fine. He's in right field and batting sixth versus Adam Morgan and the Phillies.
Aug 26 - 4:56 PM




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