Cards getting battery back? 

August, 26, 2014
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The last time Michael Wacha threw a pitch that was caught by Yadier Molina, it was June 17. Since that time, Wacha has been sidelined with a right shoulder injury while Molina joined the pitcher on the disabled list a few weeks later with a torn ligament in his thumb that ultimately required surgery. However, the St. Louis Cardinals may be close to getting both players back.

Who goes when Garza returns? 

August, 26, 2014
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While the Milwaukee Brewers continue to battle to stay atop the National League Central, their starting rotation appears to be getting more reinforcements to help in the effort.

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Angels still in need of SP? 

August, 26, 2014
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With Garrett Richards done for the year due to a torn patellar tendon, the Los Angeles Angels were forced to use Wade LeBlanc as their starting pitcher on Monday. It was the first time LeBlanc had started a major league game since May of 2013, and it did not go well.

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Cubs ready to promote Soler? 

August, 26, 2014
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The Chicago Cubs are ready to bring up another one of their "core four" prospects to the major league roster, as Jesse Rogers of ESPN Chicago confirms the pending arrival of Jorge Soler.

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Qualls on the move? 

August, 26, 2014
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The Houston Astros have a decision to make regarding reliever Chad Qualls, as the pitcher has reportedly been claimed on waivers, leaving the team until Wednesday to decide whether or not to make a deal or pull him back.

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Hill at 3B for D-backs in 2015? 

August, 25, 2014
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On Sunday, we wrote about the Arizona Diamondbacks and their plan to use Chris Owings at second base once he returns from the disabled list in order to explore all potential options for their infield in advance of the 2015 season. Now, another potential piece of the puzzle appears to be falling into place.

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Jury still out on Jimenez as RP 

August, 25, 2014
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On Sunday, the Baltimore Orioles started recently-recalled right-hander Miguel Gonzalez after having "demoted" Ubaldo Jimenez -- who has gone 2-5 with a 5.43 ERA since May 18 -- to a bullpen role.

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Will Wada remain in Cubs plans? 

August, 25, 2014
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The Chicago Cubs have found some reasons to be optimistic about the future of the franchise, even in the midst of what looks to be a last-place finish in the National League Central. One of those positives has been the pitching of 33-year-old Tsuyoshi Wada, who had a no-hitter for six innings on Saturday in a game the Cubs would ultimately win 2-1.

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Pirates looking to make moves? 

August, 25, 2014
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After winning just three of their last 11 games, the Pittsburgh Pirates are still optimistic that they have enough left in the tank to make the playoffs again in 2014. However, while there aren't any glaring weaknesses on their roster, the team is planning to make some moves over the next week in preparation for the final month of the season.

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A's to add Escobar? 

August, 25, 2014
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The Oakland Athletics are still trying to make do with the combination of Eric Sogard and Andy Parrino at shortstop while Jed Lowrie continues to miss time with a fractured finger, which is why the idea of adding a player such as Yunel Escobar of the Tampa Bay Rays makes a lot of sense.

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Gordon's future clouding Royals plans? 

August, 24, 2014
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The Kansas City Royals are in first place in the American League Central and a big reason has been the play of Alex Gordon, who has hit .310 with five home runs in the month of August. He's under contract for 2015, but beyond that the question remains exactly how long he'll remain in a Royals uniform.

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Relief in sight for Rangers rotation? 

August, 24, 2014
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Although Yu Darvish is eligible to return from the disabled list next week, word from the Texas Rangers is that he's going to miss far more than the two starts that his right elbow injury has already cost him.

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D-backs MI picture for 2015? 

August, 24, 2014
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With Aaron Hill due to make $12 million in each of the next two seasons, the Arizona Diamondbacks may end up having no choice but to have him as their starting second baseman when the 2015 season gets underway. However, they're certainly going to explore every available option before they have to make that final call.

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Lincecum out of favor in SF? 

August, 24, 2014
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The San Francisco Giants are fighting to stay in a position to make the playoffs, with very little room for error. That's why the team may decide to remove the struggling Tim Lincecum from the starting rotation going forward.

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Colon's last start with Mets? 

August, 24, 2014
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Bartolo Colon is scheduled to pitch Sunday for the New York Mets when they square off against the Los Angeles Dodgers, and there's an outside chance that this outing could be his last for the team.

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