Will Paco Rodriguez return in 2014? 

September, 2, 2014
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Paco Rodriguez could be a key part of the Los Angeles Dodgers bullpen come playoff time, but only if he's ready to pitch. Will the left-hander make it back from a strained left teres major muscle, or will the Aug. 4 injury keep him out the rest of 2014?

No playoffs again for the Yankees? 

September, 2, 2014
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The only thing more surprising than the New York Yankees missing the playoffs, like they did in 2013, would be for them to miss out on October two years in a row.

Entering Tuesday, it's clear that the Yanks have a serious uphill battle to claw their way back into the playoff picture.

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Projecting Victor Martinez's FA market 

September, 2, 2014
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We wrote over the weekend about the report that the Chicago White Sox would make a run at Victor Martinez once he becomes a free agent this winter.

Whether the White Sox land Martinez remains to be seen, but one thing is certain -- he'll be one of the top players, and very best bats, available on the market. But how much will it take to sign him?

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How bright is Dilson Herrera's future? 

September, 2, 2014
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Dilson Herrera slugged his first major league home run on Monday in just his fourth game since being recalled from Double-A Binghamton, and helped change the complexion of a game the New York Mets went on to win.

The Mets insisted on getting the 20-year-old Columbian in last summer's deal with Pittsburgh that sent Marlon Byrd the Pirates' way, and he's done nothing but hit at each stop this season: .307/.355/.410 in the first half with St. Lucie, and .340 with 10 home runs, 48 RBI and nine steals in 241 at-bats at Binghamton.

How bright is the future for the young infielder?

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Astros top managerial candidates 

September, 2, 2014
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With Bo Porter fired by Houston on Monday, Tom Lawless will serve as manager on an interim basis for the remainder of the season. But who will the Astros hire to manage the club in 2015 and, if things go well, on into the future? Here's an early look at some of the names and candidates being mentioned.

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Closer controversy in Toronto? 

September, 1, 2014
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When Aaron Sanchez recorded a six-out save for Toronto on Saturday, it raised questions about whether Casey Janssen is still the Blue Jays closer. Who will take the ball in the ninth for the Jays over the final month of the regular season?

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Reduced role for Hahn down the stretch? 

September, 1, 2014
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Young right-hander Jesse Hahn (7-3, 3.00 ERA, 1.18 WHIP) has been one of the bright spot in an otherwise forgettable season for the San Diego Padres, but don't be surprised if you see less of him in September.

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Rizzo returning on Monday? 

September, 1, 2014
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Anthony Rizzo's lower back tightness kept him out of Chicago's four-game series against St. Louis, and now the question is whether the Cubs slugging first baseman will return on Monday for the series-opener against Milwaukee.

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When Ellsbury returns to the lineup 

September, 1, 2014
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Jacoby Ellsbury appeared in Sunday's New York Yankees game as a pinch-hitter in the ninth inning, but a sprained ankle has kept him out of the starting lineup since Friday.

When can the Yankees expect to pencil Ellsbury back into the top spot in the batting order? Here's the latest on that.

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Carlos Gomez to miss time? 

September, 1, 2014
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Milwaukee begins the month of September tied with St. Louis atop the National League Central division with an important series in Chicago against the Cubs. But the Brewers also enter the month with some questions surrounding the health of key center fielder Carlos Gomez.

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No DL for Pedroia? 

August, 31, 2014
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After taking an inadvertent elbow to the head while making a play at second base on Saturday, Dustin Pedroia of the Boston Red Sox had to leave the game with what was being called "symptoms consistent with a concussion."

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Will Tigers give Cabrera a break? 

August, 31, 2014
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The Detroit Tigers are in a battle with the Kansas City Royals for the American League Central title, but their chances of coming out on top may hinge on the health of first baseman Miguel Cabrera, who had to leave Saturday night's game due to a right ankle injury that has troubled him for some time.

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Colon to remain with Mets? 

August, 31, 2014
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After Bartolo Colon gave up six runs in 5 1/3 innings to the Philadelphia Phillies on Saturday, chances are good that this outing will not be the pitcher's last in a New York Mets uniform.

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Dunn deal coming? 

August, 31, 2014
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Adam Dunn is in the final year of a four-year contract with the Chicago White Sox, and has reportedly been pondering announcing his retirement following this season.

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Will Springer be back before spring? 

August, 31, 2014
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The last time George Springer played in a major league game for the Houston Astros was back on July 19. However, a left quad strain that has kept him sidelined since then doesn't seem to be getting any better.

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