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Athletics activated LHP Brett Anderson from the 60-day disabled list.

Anderson is finally back with the A's after missing four months with a foot injury, but he's expected to do so in a relief role. Tommy Milone was sent back down to the minors in a corresponding roster move.
Wed, Aug 28, 2013 02:59:00 PM

The Mariners have fired general manager Jack Zduriencik.

Zduriencik has seemingly been on the hot seat for a few years now and it's not a surprise to see him get the boot in the midst of the Mariners' disappointing season. Assistant GM Jeff Kingston will handle the GM duties for the remainder of the season, although it's unclear whether he might be a candidate to get the full-time gig. FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal says that the club has already reached out to former Rockies GM Dan O'Dowd.
Aug 28 - 11:33 AM

Adam Jones is listed as day-to-day after X-rays on his wrist came back negative on Thursday.

Jones was removed from Thursday's game against the Royals after crashing into the outfield wall. While he is experiencing symptoms of whiplash, there were no fractures in his wrist and he isn't experiencing any concussion symptoms. He should return to the O's lineup at some point over the weekend.
Aug 27 - 8:15 PM

Cubs acquired RHP Fernando Rodney from the Mariners for a player to be named later.

Rodney will join the bullpen on Friday. He'll help provide depth in the late innings for the Cubs with Jason Motte on the disabled list. The 38-year-old hurler posted a troublesome 5.68 ERA and 1.50 WHIP over 50 2/3 innings with the Mariners.
Aug 27 - 8:07 PM

Yordano Ventura was magnificent in Thursday's win over the Orioles, striking out 11 over six shutout innings.

The hard-throwing right-hander walked four and allowed just two hits on the afternoon. While he has been highly inconsistent this season, he continues to show flashes of the top of the rotation hurler that the Royals expect him to become. He'll look to replicate this fine effort when he squares off against the Tigers on Wednesday.
Aug 27 - 7:48 PM

Madison Bumgarner delivered another dazzling performance in Thursday's victory over the Cubs, racking up 12 strikeouts over six innings of one-run ball.

The All-Star southpaw allowed just two hits and a pair of walks on the afternoon. He is in the midst of another brilliant season, compiling a 2.97 ERA, 1.02 WHIP and 192/30 K/BB ratio over 175 2/3 innings. He'll head in search of his 17th victory when he does battle against the Dodgers in Los Angeles on Tuesday.
Aug 27 - 7:08 PM

Giancarlo Stanton (hand) is expected to face live pitching in batting practice next Monday.

Progress has been slow for Stanton, who has been sidelined since late June with a fractured hamate bone in his left hand. However, he finally appears to be headed in the right direction. The hope is that he could finally be back in the Marlins lineup by the end of next week.
Source: Miami Herald
Aug 27 - 5:09 PM

Denard Span is out of Thursday's lineup for the Nationals due to back soreness.

It doesn't sound like a major concern, but the Nationals will have to manage him down the stretch. Michael Taylor is starting in center field against the Padres.
Aug 27 - 4:37 PM

Adam Jones left Thursday's game against the Royals with an apparent injury.

Jones ran into the center field fence trying to track down a ball off the bat of Ben Zobrist in the first inning. He remained in the game initially, but Paul Janish replaced him as a pinch-hitter in the third. The O's should pass along an update soon.
Aug 27 - 4:35 PM

Marlins manager Dan Jennings said Jose Fernandez (biceps) had a "wow" bullpen session Thursday.

Good news for Fernandez, who landed on the disabled list earlier this month with a right biceps strain. There's no sense of urgency to rush him back into action, but the hope is that he'll be ready to rejoin the Marlins' rotation by mid-September.
Aug 27 - 4:31 PM

Christian Yelich is out of Thursday's lineup against the Pirates with a bruised knee.

Clark Spencer of the Miami Herald notes that he's not even taking batting practice, so this situation is worth watching. Derek Dietrich will start in left field while Ichiro Suzuki will play right.
Aug 27 - 4:16 PM

Adrian Gonzalez (knee) said he's "100 percent" certain he'll be able to play Friday.

Gonzalez made an early exit from Thursday's series finale in Cincinnati after fouling a ball off his left knee, but he only suffered a small bruise. Los Angeles opens a big weekend series against the Cubs on Friday night.
Aug 27 - 4:00 PM




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