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ESPN's Jerry Crasnick reports that Miguel Cabrera's contract extension is for eight years and will be added on to the end of his current deal that expires after 2015.

That means the American League's back-to-back MVP will be with the Tigers for 10 more years, and he's expected to receive just under $300 million over that span. There's little doubt that Cabrera is the best hitter in the game, but paying him around $30 million past his 40th birthday seems a bit much. Nevertheless, Detroit fans will be glad to know that Miggy will retire as a Tiger.
Mar 27 - 6:46 PM

Jose Reyes drove in the winning run with a single in the 10th inning as the Blue Jays defeated the Rays on Saturday.

Closer Casey Janssen blew the save in the ninth inning, but Reyes picked up his teammate. Colby Rasmus reached on a bunt to lead off the bottom of the 10th, but Danny Valencia and Munenori Kawasaki struck out consecutively. Rasmus, however, was able to swipe second base. It proved important as Reyes singled to left field, allowing Rasmus to score. Reyes had also doubled in a run in the third inning, finishing 2-for-5 on the afternoon. The shortstop is slashing .294/.340/.417 with eight home runs, 40 RBI, and 23 stolen bases.
Aug 23 - 4:40 PM

Kennys Vargas drove in five runs as the Twins routed the Tigers for the second game in a row in Saturday's win, the first game of a double-header.

The Twins were coming off of a 20-6 drubbing of the Tigers on Friday and kept it going on Saturday. Vargas knocked in a run with a double in the second inning, another run with a sacrifice fly in the third, then cleared the bases with a three-run double in the seventh. He finished 2-for-4 on the afternoon. The 24-year-old rookie continues to perform well, slashing .329/.366/.553 with four home runs and 22 RBI in his first 93 plate appearances as a major leaguer.
Aug 23 - 4:28 PM

Indians placed C Yan Gomes on the 7-day concussion disabled list.

Gomes suffered the injury when he was struck with a foul tip on Thursday. He's already feeling better, but the Indians will play it safe and give him around a week of rest. Roberto Perez has been filling in at catcher.
Aug 23 - 4:23 PM

Carlos Beltran went 2-for-4 with a solo home run as the Yankees defeated the White Sox on Saturday.

Beltran homered in the sixth inning off of Scott Carroll, extending the Yankees' lead to 4-2. The veteran has been battling elbow soreness lately and entered Saturday's contest in a 2-for-28 slump. Beltran owns a .233/.291/.416 slash line with 15 home runs and 46 RBI.
Aug 23 - 4:16 PM

Nationals top pitching prospect Lucas Giolito has been shut down for the rest of the 2014 season.

The Nats didn't want to put too much stress on the highly-touted 20-year-old in his first season back from Tommy John elbow surgery. Giolito, the 16th overall pick in the 2012 MLB Amateur Draft, registered a 2.20 ERA, 1.00 WHIP, and 110/28 K/BB ratio in 98 innings (20) starts this season for Low-A Hagerstown. He could reach the majors by 2016.
Aug 23 - 4:13 PM

Padres activated RHP Andrew Cashner from the 15-day disabled list.

Cashner will take the mound for the Padres on Saturday against the Diamondbacks in his first start since June 18. It's hard to know exactly what to expect out of the gate from the 27-year-old right-hander after such a long absence due to a shoulder injury, but he has shown in the past that he is very capable of dominating when healthy.
Aug 23 - 4:08 PM

FOXSports.com's Ken Rosenthal reports that Bartolo Colon has gone on revocable waivers.

If Colon clears waivers, he could be traded to any team this year. If not, he can only be dealt to the team awarded the claim. That means every other team would have to pass on claiming him for the Angels to have a shot at him. One imagines the Mets would have had a better shot at getting him through waivers a week ago. Now that Garrett Richards is down, some AL team will probably claim him just to ensure the Angels can't get him.
Aug 23 - 2:26 PM

Red Sox signed outfielder Rusney Castillo to a seven-year, $72.5 million contract through 2020.

Castillo passed his physical, and the signing was confirmed. He'll proceed to join a minor league team once he gets his work visa, and he should be up with the Red Sox in September. According to CBSSports.com's Jon Heyman, Castillo gets a $5.4 million signing bonus, $100,000 in 2014, $10.5 million each in 2015-17, $11 million each in 2018-19 and $13.5 million in 2020. The last year is voidable, allowing Castillo to become a free agent after 2019.
Aug 23 - 2:04 PM

Marcell Ozuna went 3-for-5 with a grand slam and five RBI in Friday's 13-5 win over the Rockies.

The grand slam came in the ninth inning off of Rockies' reliever Juan Nicasio. It was Ozuna's 19th home run this season. The slew of RBI brought him up to 70 on the year. Ozuna had been struggling this August (.210/.300/.371), so maybe this grand slam gets him going. For the year he's hitting .261/.316/.440.
Aug 23 - 3:13 AM

Eduardo Escobar homered, tripled and drove in two in Friday's tilt with the Tigers.

The triple was Escobar's first of the season. He ended up one double shy of the cycle. In addition to that triple and his second inning home run off of Robbie Ray, Escobar collected two singles and scored three runs. The offensive outburst was certainly unexpected for Minnesota's number eight hitter. He's slashing .272/.315/.391 this season.
Aug 23 - 2:34 AM

Josh Harrison went 3-for-5 with a home run and five RBI as the Pirates beat the Brewers 8-3 on Friday.

Harrison broke out of a 7-for-38 slump with the three-hit game. He hit a two-run double in the second inning, had an RBI single in the fourth and hit a two-run homer in the eighth. Harrison had just one run driven in the entire month of August before the outburst. Even with the slump, Harrison is still batting .308/.344/.496 with 11 homers in his breakout year.
Aug 22 - 11:43 PM




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