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Mariners | Corey Hart designated
Mon, 29 Sep 2014 15:54:34 -0700

Seattle Mariners OF Corey Hart was designated for assignment Monday, Sept. 29, to make room on the roster for C Jesus Montero, who was activated off the suspended list.


Red Sox | BoSox comfortable with Christian Vazquez
Mon, 29 Sep 2014 15:30:33 -0700

Boston Red Sox C Christian Vazquez will likely be the team's starting catcher heading into next season, as manager John Farrell said he would be "very comfortable" with Vasquez in a starting role.


Yankees | Ichiro Suzuki not ready to retire
Mon, 29 Sep 2014 15:22:19 -0700

New York Yankees OF Ichiro Suzuki said he feels great and has no plans to retire.


Twins | Trevor Plouffe has surgery
Mon, 29 Sep 2014 13:37:02 -0700

Minnesota Twins 3B Trevor Plouffe (forearm) had surgery on his fractured left forearm Monday, Sept. 29, and he is expected to be ready for spring training next year, according to general manager Terry Ryan.


Angels | Matt Shoemaker still confident he'll return
Mon, 29 Sep 2014 13:35:13 -0700

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim SP Matt Shoemaker (oblique) threw 30 to 40 pitches in a bullpen session Sunday, Sept. 28, and if he feels good Tuesday, Sept. 30, he will throw off a mound again. Shoemaker is "very" confident that he can start in the American League Division Series, which starts Thursday, Oct. 2.


Angels | Josh Hamilton progressing
Mon, 29 Sep 2014 13:34:45 -0700

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim OF Josh Hamilton (chest, rib cage) hit on the field, threw long toss and ran the bases during a workout Monday, Sept. 29, after taking soft toss in the cages Sunday, Sept. 28. Everything is going well for Hamilton, and he'll repeat the process in the next few days.


Astros | A.J. Hinch hired as manager
Mon, 29 Sep 2014 13:28:23 -0700

The Houston Astros hired A.J. Hinch as their next manager Monday, Sept. 29, according to a source.


Red Sox | Clay Buchholz to have normal offseason
Mon, 29 Sep 2014 13:20:28 -0700

Updating a previous report, Boston Red Sox SP Clay Buchholz (knee) is expected to have a normal offseason after undergoing surgery on his right knee Tuesday, Sept. 30. "It's a meniscus repair," general manager Ben Cherington said. "This is something that he's had some off-and-on symptoms for some time now. Not something that prevents him from pitching, but we just want to use the offseason to take care of this. It's a relatively routine procedure. Pretty quick recovery, shouldn't affect his offseason." This is something that Buchholz has dealt with for at least one season. Buchholz went 8-11 with a 5.34 ERA in 28 starts.


Astros | Dave Martinez not a candidate for manager
Mon, 29 Sep 2014 12:59:41 -0700

Tampa Bay Rays bench coach Dave Martinez is no longer a candidate for the Houston Astros vacant managerial position, according to a source.


Angels | Matt Shoemaker plays catch
Mon, 29 Sep 2014 12:49:45 -0700

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim SP Matt Shoemaker (oblique) was able to play catch Monday, Sept. 29, and may throw a bullpen session Tuesday, Sept. 30, if he feels good. Shoemaker is confident that he will be able to pitch during the postseason.


Angels | Josh Hamilton works out
Mon, 29 Sep 2014 12:40:25 -0700

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim OF Josh Hamilton (shoulder) participated in a full workout Monday, Sept. 29, and everything went well. Hamilton played long toss, did some running and took batting practice during the workout. He is expected to work out again Tuesday, Sept. 30.


Twins | Ozzie Guillen interest in manager job
Mon, 29 Sep 2014 12:09:35 -0700

Former Miami Marlins manager Ozzie Guillen has interest in the Minnesota Twins vacant managerial position, according to a source.


Yankees | Alex Rodriguez not guaranteed a spot
Mon, 29 Sep 2014 11:38:14 -0700

New York Yankees 3B Alex Rodriguez will not be guaranteed a starting spot when he returns next season, according to manager Joe Girardi. Rodriguez will be removed from the restricted list at the end of the World Series. "Do we expect him to be a player on our team? Absolutely," Girardi said. "Do we expect him to play third base? Yes, (but) in fairness we have to see where he is at."


Red Sox | Mike Napoli, David Ortiz to heal
Mon, 29 Sep 2014 11:14:36 -0700

Boston Red Sox 1B Mike Napoli (toe, finger) isn't expected to have surgery on his toe or finger this offseason. DH David Ortiz (wrist) will receive treatment on his left wrist now that the season is over.


Red Sox | No timetable for Shane Victorino
Mon, 29 Sep 2014 11:13:50 -0700

Boston Red Sox OF Shane Victorino (back) "should be active in spring training at some point," according to general manager Ben Cherington. However, there is no timetable for Victorino.


Yankees | Josh Outman outrighted
Mon, 29 Sep 2014 10:58:04 -0700

New York Yankees RP Josh Outman cleared waivers and was outrighted to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Monday, Sept. 29.


Twins | Ron Gardenhire out as manager
Mon, 29 Sep 2014 10:07:16 -0700

Minnesota Twins manager Ron Gardenhire has been relieved of his duties.


Red Sox | Mike Napoli has sleep apnea
Mon, 29 Sep 2014 10:04:31 -0700

Boston Red Sox 1B Mike Napoli will be treated for a worsening case of sleep apnea this offseason.


Red Sox | Will Middlebrooks won't play winter ball
Mon, 29 Sep 2014 10:04:09 -0700

Boston Red Sox 3B Will Middlebrooks will not play winter ball in the offseason.


Red Sox | Clay Buchholz to have surgery
Mon, 29 Sep 2014 09:55:03 -0700

Boston Red Sox SP Clay Buchholz (knee) will have the meniscus in his right knee surgically repaired Tuesday, Sept. 30.


Red Sox | BoSox want Koji Uehara back
Mon, 29 Sep 2014 09:54:37 -0700

Boston Red Sox RP Koji Uehara may be re-signed as the team's closer, because manager John Farrell indicated that the club wants him back.


Red Sox | Greg Colbrunn may not return
Mon, 29 Sep 2014 09:28:37 -0700

Boston Red Sox hitting coach Greg Colbrunn, who had a serious health scare earlier this year, said he is unsure if he will return next season. The Red Sox finished tied for 12th in runs scored with 634. They were 14th in slugging percentage (.369), 12th in home runs (123), eighth in on-base percentage (.316) and 14th in OPS-plus (92). Boston was last in the league in batting average on the road (.233) and last in average with runners in scoring position (.237).


Astros | Jose Altuve wins AL batting title
Mon, 29 Sep 2014 09:21:31 -0700

Houston Astros 2B Jose Altuve won the American League batting title after going 2-for-4 Sunday, Sept. 28, to finish with 225 hits and a .341 average, which were both best in the majors. Detroit Tigers 1B Victor Martinez finished second with a .335 average.


Royals | James Shields to start WC game
Mon, 29 Sep 2014 07:53:29 -0700

Kansas City Royals SP James Shields will start the team's Wild Card Game Tuesday, Sept. 30, against the Oakland Athletics.


Rangers | Will shy away from top pitching
Mon, 29 Sep 2014 02:32:45 -0700

The Texas Rangers are not expected to bid on free-agent pitchers like SP Jon Lester or SP James Shields. "I don't expect a play at the top end of free agency this year for a variety of reasons," Rangers general manager Jon Daniels said. "I also think there are going to be other ways to acquire quality innings in the rotation."


Rangers | Colby Lewis may be near extension
Mon, 29 Sep 2014 02:30:50 -0700

The Texas Rangers and SP Colby Lewis may be nearing a contract extension. General manager Jon Daniels and Lewis' agent, Alan Nero, have already exchanged texts.


Rangers | Robinson Chirinos could be everyday catcher
Mon, 29 Sep 2014 02:27:18 -0700

The Texas Rangers may stick with C Robinson Chirinos as the regular catcher in 2015.


Blue Jays | Shakeup on horizon?
Mon, 29 Sep 2014 02:23:29 -0700

Should Toronto Blue Jays president Paul Beeston leave his position, the fates of general manager Alex Anthopoulos and manager John Gibbons may be unknown. Beeston is in the last year of his contract and it is not known whether he will stay.


Twins | Phil Hughes open to extension
Mon, 29 Sep 2014 02:20:29 -0700

Minnesota Twins SP Phil Hughes is open to a contract extension to stay in the Twin Cities. Hughes has two years and $16 million remaining on his contract.


Rangers | Managerial candidates named
Mon, 29 Sep 2014 02:16:45 -0700

The Texas Rangers will interview interim manager Tim Bogar for the permanent position, as well as pitching coach Mike Maddux and Triple-A Round Rock manager Steve Buechele.

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