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Yesterday’s MLB scores: April 18, 2014
Here are your MLB scores for games played on April 18… National League Reds 4, Cubs 1 Alfredo Simon (2-1) continued to impress since being moved into the starting rotation during spring training. Simon tossed six innings, allowing only an unearned run on four hits. Cubs starter Jeff Samardzija was impressive in going seven innings […] Yesterday’s MLB scores: April 18, 20...

Tampa Bay Rays: Erik Bedard has rough start
The Tampa Bay Rays hosted the New York Yankees tonight and they sent Erik Bedard to the mound. Bedard, a seasoned 35-year-old veteran, was looking for his first win of the season against a surging Yankee team that has been no stranger to winning early in 2014. After a very strong first inning, Bedard had […] Tampa Bay Rays: Erik Bedard has rough start -

Jason Bartlett informs Minnesota Twins he will retire
  Jason Bartlett has informed the Minnesota Twins that he will retire. The 34 year old had joined the team on a minor league deal in November and was a surprise addition to the Twins’ Opening Day roster after not playing at all in 2013. He’d appear in three games for Minnesota before landing on […] Jason Bartlett informs Minnesota Twins he will retire -

New York Mets trade Ike Davis to Pittsburgh Pirates
April trades involving notable names are pretty rare, but that’s just what we have between the Pittsburgh Pirates and the New York Mets, as the two agreed to a deal on Friday afternoon that will ship Ike Davis to the Steel City. The return for the former top prospect has yet to be announced. Ike Davis was the subject of […] New York Mets trade Ike Davis to Pi...

Is there any hope on the horizon for the Chicago Cubs?
There are many words/phrases that one could use to describe the Chicago Cubs as their Major League roster stands right now. Dumpster fire is one that comes to mind. And they only get worse from there. Regardless of the adjectives used to describe them, it doesn’t take an English wizard to note that the Cubs are heading […] Is there any hope on the horizon for the Chicago Cubs? -

Oakland Athletics agree to long term deal with Sean Doolittle
The Oakland Athletics have locked in a piece of their pitching staff for the next few years, as they agreed to a new contract extension with reliever Sean Doolittle on Friday afternoon. The converted position player who made his debut for Oakland in 2012 will now be residing by the bay until the 2018 season, at the very least. […] Oakland Athletics agree to lon...

Muscle inflammation forces Tanner Scheppers to DL
  Tanner Scheppers took the mound on Opening Day for the Texas Rangers, a move directly related to the overall health of the team’s starting rotation heading into the season, but now the right-hander is facing his own injury concern. Scheppers has been placed on the disabled list by the team due to what’s being […] Muscle inflammation forces Tanner Scheppers to D...

The Joey Votto experiment is working
It’s only five games, but Cincinnati Reds manager Bryan Price may have hit upon a gold mine when he moved first baseman Joey Votto from third to second in the Red batting order. Yes, the small sample alert has been activated. There has been a long-running debate within the Reds fanbase (and even outside of […] The Joey Votto experiment is working -

Yesterday’s MLB scores: April 17, 2014
Here’s a recap of yesterday’s MLB scores… American League Twins 7, Blue Jays 0 (Game 1) Heading into the day, Minnesota was third in MLB in runs per game with 5.38. They only added to that on this day. In the first game of the doubleheader, the bats were wide awake as Minnesota . Kyle […] Yesterday’s MLB scores: April 17, 2014 -

Shane Victorino set to begin rehab assignment on Saturday
Missing a vital piece of their lineup since the start of the season, the Boston Red Sox could be seeing Shane Victorino return within the next week. The outfielder, sidelined since late in Spring Training with a strained hamstring and then the flu, is slated to begin a rehabilitation assignment on Saturday with the team’s […] Shane Victorino set to begin rehab assi...

Joel Hanrahan throws for scouts; “looked great”
After seeing his 2013 season cut short after just nine appearances, free agent reliever Joel Hanrahan held a workout for interested scouts on Thursday in an effort to earn himself a contract for the remainder of the 2014 season. Hanrahan threw just 7.1 IP during his tenure with the Boston Red Sox following a trade […] Joel Hanrahan throws for scouts; “looked great”

Diamondbacks GM Kevin Towers and manager Kirk Gibson get vote of confidence
These might be three words no GM or manager ever want to hear, at least through a public arena. Jon Heyman of CBS Sports is reporting that Arizona Diamondbacks manager Kirk Gibson and GM Kevin Towers have both received the “vote of confidence” from team president Derrick Hall. Hall has a simple statement (via Heyman) […] Diamondbacks GM K...

Manny Machado close to rehab assignment
It appears that Baltimore Orioles third baseman Manny Machado isn’t far away from playing games while serving a minor league rehab assignment. That assignment could start as soon as next week, according to a report from Eduardo A. Encina from The Baltimore Sun. This would certainly be a welcome sight for an Orioles team that […] Manny Machado close to rehab assignment -

OOTP15 expected to be a hit; releases Friday
Sometime Friday morning the lucky masses who pre-ordered their copies of Out of the Park Baseball 15 will be able to download and start playing the latest incarnation of the iconic game. The OOTP series of games have long since established themselves as one of the most comprehensive full-featured baseball simulation games on the market […] OOTP15 expected to be a hit; releases Frida...

Braves, Mets hot in NL East
With multiple interdivision match ups in the NL East this week, teams are beating up on each other and getting an early taste of what’s in store for the rest of the season.  The Braves and Mets are hot, while the Marlins haven’t figured things out recently.  Here’s a midweek breakdown of how those teams, […] Braves, Mets hot in NL East -

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