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Brewers signed C Matt Pagnozzi to a minor league contract.

Pagnozzi will also get an invite to the major league camp in spring training. The 31-year-old played in nine games with the Astros in 2013, going 3-for-21 with no extra-base hits. He'll serve as organizational depth.
Wed, Dec 4, 2013 06:50:00 PM

Aaron Harang earned win number nine after limiting the Mets to one run over seven innings of work in Thursday's start.

Harang has now won four consecutive contests. Thursday's start was the 14th out of 19 in which Harang has allowed two or fewer earned runs as well. Overall, the right-hander allowed only four hits while walking four and striking out two. The 36-year-old right-hander owns a 3.53 ERA, a 1.38 WHIP, and a 95/44 K/BB ratio heading into the All-Star break.
Jul 10 - 10:09 PM

X-rays on Ian Desmond's right hand came back clean.

Desmond had to leave Thursday's game after being hit on the hand by a pitch, but it appears he's dodged a bullet. He could sit out a game or two due to soreness, but the shortstop will avoid the disabled lost.
Jul 10 - 10:06 PM

Steve Pearce singled and hit a solo home run in four at-bats as the Orioles defeated the Nationals on Thursday.

Pearce hasn't logged a hit since Sunday, as he only had one at-bat when the O's were in Washington playing without the DH and was held hitless on Wednesday at home. The homer got the scoring started in the bottom of the first. In only 198 plate appearances, Pearce has 11 home runs, 31 RBI, and a .322/.379/.583 slash line.
Jul 10 - 9:55 PM

Masahiro Tanaka has been diagnosed with a partially torn ulnar collateral ligament.

Oh boy. The Yankees are saying that the tear is small and Tanaka could return after six weeks following a platelet-rich plasma injection. The club noted that the right-hander has seen three doctors and none of them have recommended surgery at this point. However, general manager Brian Cashman also isn't ruling out an operation eventually being required. Tanaka is in the first year of a seven-year, $155 million contract.
Jul 10 - 9:01 PM

Phillies transferred LHP Cliff Lee from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list.

It's a paper move, as Lee will be eligible to return on July 18 and is slated to rejoin the Phillies' rotation on July 19. The veteran left-hander allowed three earned runs over four innings Wednesday at High-A Clearwater in his second rehab start. He'll make one more rehab appearance before returning.
Jul 10 - 8:48 PM

Phillies purchased the contract of OF Grady Sizemore from Triple-A Lehigh Valley.

They had to prior to the All-Star break or Sizemore was likely to opt out of his contract. The 31-year-old batted .289/.360/.378 with one homer over 10 games for Lehigh Valley to earn the promotion. He hit only .216/.288/.324 for the Red Sox before being released, however, and is no safe bet to turn it around in Philly. Sizemore also isn't guaranteed regular playing time.
Jul 10 - 8:41 PM

Jimmy Nelson will replace Marco Estrada in the Brewers' rotation on Saturday against the Cardinals.

The writing had been on the wall, as Estrada has continued to struggle with the longball while Nelson dominated at Triple-A Nashville. The 25-year-old has put up a 1.46 ERA, 0.92 WHIP, and 114/32 K/BB ratio over 111 innings this season at Nashville and is worth gambling on in all fantasy formats.
Jul 10 - 8:32 PM

Homer Bailey (knee) is expected to make his first start after the All-Star break.

Bailey exited Thursday's contest with pain in his right patellar tendon, but he's expected to be fine. "The timing's good. We can put him on the back end of the rotation coming out of the All-Star break," Reds manager Bryan Price said. "It sounds like he should be good to go by that time."
Source: Reds.mlb.com
Jul 10 - 7:06 PM

Justin Morneau has been selected as the final participant for the National League in next week's Home Run Derby.

Morneau lost out to Anthony Rizzo in the Final Vote, but he'll at least get to go back to Minnesota in another capacity. The Rockies' first baseman is a former Derby champ, having won the year Josh Hamilton put on a show at Yankee Stadium. Morneau is joined by teammate Troy Tulowitzki, Todd Frazier, Yasiel Puig and Giancarlo Stanton in the NL. The American League will go with Jose Bautista, Adam Jones, Brian Dozier, Yoenis Cespedes and Josh Donaldson.
Jul 10 - 7:01 PM

Josh Donaldson has been named the final participant for the American League in next week's Home Run Derby.

Donaldson gets selected after cranking his 20th homer of the season in Thursday's win over the Giants. He'll join captain Jose Bautista, Adam Jones, Brian Dozier and teammate Yoenis Cespedes. The National League will be going with Troy Tulowitzki, Yasiel Puig, Todd Frazier and Giancarlo Stanton.
Jul 10 - 6:58 PM

Dodgers activated OF Carl Crawford from the 15-day disabled list.

That's the good news. The bad news is that manager Don Mattingly has indicated a desire to keep an arrangement of Matt Kemp, Andre Ethier and Yasiel Puig in the outfield, which means Crawford and is $20.25 million salary are headed for the bench. Crawford is batting .267/.293/.400 with four homers, 18 RBI and nine stolen bases over 44 games this season.
Jul 10 - 6:48 PM




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