The state of the Seattle Mariners pitching staff right now can best be described as being in turmoil. One week ago, starter James Paxton was placed on the 15-day disabled list with a strained muscle on the left side of his back. After some juggling of the rotation, the team didn't need a replacement for Paxton until Tuesday night, which they filled with Blake Beavan, called up from Triple-A Tacoma.

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Angels cope with another OF injury 

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The Los Angeles Angels, still reeling from the loss of Josh Hamilton as a result of a torn ligament in his thumb, now have to deal with an injury to another outfielder. Kole Calhoun had to be helped off the field Tuesday night with a sprained right ankle suffered while running out a ground out in the 11th inning.

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Johnson ready to resume role? 

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It was just last Thursday that the Oakland Athletics announced they were giving Jim Johnson a little vacation from being their closer, as manager Bob Melvin said the pitcher "needs some time away from the role to get things straightened out." Has the time come already to let him back into the ninth inning of games for the A's?

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Second base issues in Toronto 

April, 15, 2014
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Thanks to a misplaced step by Maicer Izturis, Ryan Goins will get a chance to prove he can be the Blue Jays’ regular second baseman.

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Did Dozier's price just go up? 

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The San Diego Padres became the latest team to lock up a player with a high ceiling but relatively low service time, agreeing Monday to a five-year, $35 million extension with second baseman Jedd Gyorko.

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How Braves make room for Minor 

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The Atlanta Braves continue to receive encouraging news on Mike Minor, who threw five scoreless innings in his third minor league rehab start Sunday and is scheduled to rejoin the rotation sometime next week.

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Archie Bradley's timetable 

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Clubs have plenty of financial incentives to keep top prospects in the minor leagues as long as possible. That doesn't mean agents have to like it.

Jay Franklin, the representative for Diamondbacks pitching prospect Archie Bradley, told Ken Rosenthal of FoxSports.com that GM Kevin Towers is keeping his client in the minors due to service-time considerations. The D-backs can delay Bradley’s free agency for a year by keeping him in the minors until late April. If they keep him down until late May or early June, the club can avoid another year of arbitration eligibility.

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The Cleveland Indians need to clear a roster spot to make room for outfielder Michael Bourn, who is expected to come off the disabled list in time for Tuesday’s contest in Detroit.

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Prior to Monday’s game in Arizona, New York Mets manager Terry Collins discussed the juggling game he would perform when outfielder Chris Young comes off the disabled list later this week. But surplus quickly became shortage when Juan Lagares and Curtis Granderson were injured in a 7-3 win over the D-backs.

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Big Apple interest in Hanrahan 

April, 15, 2014
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Free agent closer Joel Hanrahan is working his way back from Tommy John surgery and is ready to demonstrate his progress. Could the Big Apple teams emerge as serious suitors?

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Playing it safe with Kazmir 

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Scott Kazmir insists he will make his next start after pitching six scoreless innings against the Mariners Sunday, but the Oakland Athletics have every reason to be cautious.

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Rotation issues in Tampa Bay 

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Tampa Bay Rays' manager Joe Maddon needs to juggle his rotation again after right-hander Alex Cobb was placed on the 15-day disabled list Sunday with a left oblique strain.

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Could the Yankees pursue Drew? 

April, 14, 2014
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The New York Yankees entered the season with questionable infield depth, and that was before Mark Teixeira landed on the disabled list, Derek Jeter saw his injured quad act up and Brian Roberts experienced some back discomfort.

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A season if high expectations has started slowly for the Kansas City Royals, who were swept by Minnesota in a three-game series over the weekend to fall into last place in the AL Central with a 4-7 record.

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Another chance for Morales? 

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The Colorado Rockies have a decision to make in their rotation after left-hander Brett Anderson suffered a broken left index finger Saturday that will sideline him for four to six weeks.

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