How can Reds fix lineup? 

September, 21, 2014
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With just seven games left in the 2014 season, it will still take some doing for the Cincinnati Reds to avoid ending up in the National League Central cellar. According to Jon Fay of the Cincinnati Enquirer, the main reason the Reds have faltered is that they simply haven't been able to get enough runners on base.

Who replaces Jeter in 2015? 

September, 21, 2014
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As ESPN.com's Buster Olney writes Sunday, the New York Yankees would probably have been better off by having the retiring Derek Jeter sit out of more games, rather than continue to play through prolonged slumps in service of what proved to be a season-long farewell tour.

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Joyce preparing to move on? 

September, 21, 2014
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With the Tampa Bay Rays closing out the season with a six-game road trip, Sunday marks the final home game for the team in 2014. It also likely will be the final time Matt Joyce appears in a Rays uniform in front of the hometown fans.

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Shaky Nathan still in favor? 

September, 21, 2014
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Although it looked at though manager Brad Ausmus was considering bringing Joakim Soria into the ninth inning of Saturday's game against the Kansas City Royals, he did ultimately turn to closer Joe Nathan to close out a 3-2 victory for the Detroit Tigers.

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O's getting playoff rotation in order 

September, 21, 2014
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The Baltimore Orioles may not know yet which team they'll be playing in the American League Division Series, but they do know they're going to be there. That's why manager Buck Showalter is taking some time to manipulate his rotation to get Chris Tillman on the mound for Game 1.

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Will the Reds shop Jay Bruce? 

September, 20, 2014
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The end of the 2014 season can’t come fast enough for the Reds' Jay Bruce, whose .214 batting average does not even rank among the 25 right fielders in the majors.

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ALDS roster spot for Paredes? 

September, 20, 2014
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The American League East title already is in the books, giving the Baltimore Orioles some extra time to decide on their final roster for the upcoming Division Series. One decision will be at third base, where the suspension to Chris Davis will carry over until at least the first few games of the ALCS.


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Contingency plans for Avila 

September, 20, 2014
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There is increasing concern in Detroit over the status of catcher Alex Avila, who continues to suffer the aftereffects of a concussion suffered Sunday when he was tagged in the head against the Cleveland Indians.

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Wren's job in jeopardy? 

September, 20, 2014
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The odds of a front office shakeup in Atlanta appear to be increasing with each September defeat.

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Could Alvarez land in Boston? 

September, 20, 2014
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Among the many problems facing the Boston Red Sox this season is dismal offensive production at third base. The hot corner has been ice cold, with the Red Sox ranking at or near the bottom in the majors in batting average (.209), slugging percentage (.303) and home runs (9).

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Could Hudson close next season? 

September, 19, 2014
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According to Nick Piecoro of the Arizona Republic, the Arizona Diamondbacks have shut down pitcher Daniel Hudson, one appearance sooner than the team had intended.

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Can Hamilton heal in time? 

September, 19, 2014
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Seven different members of the Los Angeles Angels have started games in the cleanup spot this season, but the majority of the time, it was Josh Hamilton who took the big swings in the lineup. Once the playoffs roll around, though, there's a good chance Hamilton will not be able to step up to the plate.

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Is Davis the key for Pirates? 

September, 19, 2014
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The Pittsburgh Pirates have gone 11-2 over their last 13 games to get back into the thick of the National League playoff hunt. However, one of the weaknesses of the team this season continues to be the .222 collective batting average at a revolving door at first base.

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Rangers looking to Young? 

September, 19, 2014
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Because Ron Washington unexpectedly resigned as manager of the Texas Rangers on September 5, general manager Jon Daniels certainly didn't yet have a plan in place in terms of finding his replacement. Now that a few weeks have passed, the names of some potential candidates are beginning to emerge.

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Soria to get new bullpen role? 

September, 19, 2014
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If the Detroit Tigers have a ninth-inning lead to protect at any point during their crucial weekend series with the Kansas City Royals, they are more than likely going to rely on veteran Joe Nathan to shake off Tuesday's blown save in the hopes he can close out some victories.

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