Angels losing patience with Frieri? 

April, 24, 2014
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The Los Angeles Angels were leading the Washington Nationals 4-1 entering the ninth inning on Wednesday, but closer Ernesto Frieri was unable to take care of business -- charged with four runs in just one-third of an inning of work, blowing the save and taking the loss.

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Keeping an eye on Freeman 

April, 23, 2014
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In 2012, Freddie Freeman had some issues with dryness in his eyes, and as a result he saw his batting average plummet over the course of several weeks by over 50 points. That's why the news that the Atlanta Braves first baseman paid a visit to the team optometrist might be a reason for concern.

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Who goes when Beckham's back? 

April, 23, 2014
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The Chicago White Sox are hopeful that they'll be getting second baseman Gordon Beckham back in their starting lineup very soon -- perhaps as early as this weekend's series against the Tampa Bay Rays.

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Arizona dropped its fourth-straight game on Tuesday, it's 10th loss in 11 games, and things are officially spiraling for the Diamondbacks. Following the latest defeat to the Cubs, veteran Eric Chavez said the team's early slide is like nothing he's ever experienced.

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Just about nothing is going right for the Seattle Mariners right now, and Wednesday's lineup is the latest sign that manager Lloyd McClendon will continue to tweak things until he sees improvement.

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With Pablo Sandoval in the midst of a 4-for-27 slide, and having been in a slump for the entire 2014 season -- his batting average is just .169 -- manager Bruce Bochy of the San Francisco Giants is finally ready to make some changes to his lineup.

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No more platoon at 3B for Cubs? 

April, 23, 2014
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According to Gordon Wittenmyer of the Chicago Sun-Times, despite the fact that Mike Olt is hitting just .195 on the year, "manager Rick Renteria said he plans to scrap the third-base rotation he'd used since the season started" and will give Olt a chance to play every day at the position.

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Padres fielding offers for Hundley 

April, 23, 2014
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Are the San Diego Padres ready to part ways with catcher Nick Hundley, who has been with the team since 2008? According to the San Diego Union-Tribune, the team is currently in active discussions to do just that.

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Could Gordon injury mean Guerrero? 

April, 23, 2014
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The Los Angeles Dodgers lost 3-2 in ten innings on Tuesday night, marking the sixth time in the team's last eight games that they've scored two runs or less. Second baseman Dee Gordon has hit .320 over that stretch, so the team can ill-afford to lose his bat from the lineup right now.

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The Taveras timetable 

April, 22, 2014
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When will the St. Louis Cardinals finally promote highly touted prospect Oscar Taveras? The team appeared to be taking another step closer to that eventuality on Monday, when they started the outfielder in center field for the first time this season.

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Who goes when Chacin returns? 

April, 22, 2014
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Pitcher Jhoulys Chacin, who began the season on the disabled list due to a shoulder strain, could be back with the Colorado Rockies as early as next Wednesday, assuming his next rehab start -- slated for Friday -- goes off without a hitch.

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Rangers crossing fingers with Choo 

April, 22, 2014
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Although X-rays after the game were reportedly negative, the Texas Rangers are still nevertheless concerned after outfielder Shin-Soo Choo had to leave Monday's game with what was being called a sprained ankle.

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Mets pondering Hanrahan? 

April, 22, 2014
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Chris Cotillo of MLB Daily Dish tweeted Monday that a source tells him that reliever Joel Hanrahan "has received 'a few' offers from interested teams, but is not close to signing at this time." This, after Hanrahan held a workout last Thursday that was attended by scouts from a reported 20 teams.

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Sale's DL stint reason for concern? 

April, 22, 2014
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For now, the Chicago White Sox are saying that the decision to place Chris Sale on the 15-day disabled list in merely a case of erring on the side of caution, and that the team is optimistic that the pitcher will be able to make a quick return to the rotation.

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Romo's velocity a concern? 

April, 21, 2014
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Sergio Romo is one of the smallest relievers in the game, and nobody would ever think of the San Francisco closer as having a blazing fastball. But recently, the velocity on Romo's usual low 90s fastball has taken a dive.

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