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Giants | Pablo Sandoval ill
Sat, 25 Oct 2014 14:35:12 -0700

San Francisco Giants 3B Pablo Sandoval (illness) is in the lineup for Game 4 of the World Series Saturday, Oct. 25, despite an illness.

Diamondbacks | Bryan Minniti hired
Sat, 25 Oct 2014 12:55:45 -0700

The Arizona Diamondbacks have hired former Washington Nationals executive Bryan Minniti to serve as their new assistant general manager.

Mets | David Wright hoping to avoid surgery
Sat, 25 Oct 2014 12:49:17 -0700

New York Mets 3B David Wright (shoulder) said he hasn't experienced any setbacks while recovering from an injured left shoulder. He is expected to visit several doctors shortly after wrapping up a rehab program around Nov. 1. If all goes well, Wright will proceed with his regular offseason conditioning routine; otherwise, he may need to undergo surgery.

Mets | Jeurys Familia undergoes surgery
Sat, 25 Oct 2014 12:11:20 -0700

New York Mets RP Jeurys Familia (hernias) underwent successful surgery to repair bilateral sport hernias Friday, Oct. 24.

Phillies | Cole Hamels updating no-trade list
Sat, 25 Oct 2014 08:00:49 -0700

Philadelphia Phillies SP Cole Hamels is working on updating the list of teams that he is not allowed to be traded to since he needs to give it to the team by Nov. 1.

Nationals | Kevin Frandsen expected back
Sat, 25 Oct 2014 07:19:39 -0700

Washington Nationals 2B Kevin Frandsen is expected to return to the team next season. He will be arbitration eligible this offseason. He could see time at third base and second base if he is with the team next season.

Pirates | Charlie Morton activated
Sat, 25 Oct 2014 07:13:00 -0700

The Pittsburgh Pirates have activated SP Charlie Morton (hip) from the 60-day disabled list.

Pirates | Two pitchers cut
Sat, 25 Oct 2014 07:12:17 -0700

The Pittsburgh Pirates have designated SP Jeanmar Gomez and RP John Axford for assignment.

Pirates | Justin Sellers acquired
Sat, 25 Oct 2014 07:05:23 -0700

The Pittsburgh Pirates have acquired INF Justin Sellers from the Cleveland Indians for cash considerations.

Giants | Ryan Vogelsong tabbed for Game 4
Sat, 25 Oct 2014 03:18:29 -0700

San Francisco Giants SP Ryan Vogelsong will start Game 4 of the World Series Saturday, Oct. 25. SP Madison Bumgarner had lobbied to start the game on short rest.

Giants | Pablo Sandoval on-base streak ends
Sat, 25 Oct 2014 03:15:05 -0700

San Francisco Giants 3B Pablo Sandoval saw his on-base streak in the postseason end at 25 games during Game 3 of the World Series Friday, Oct. 24.

Giants | Jeremy Affeldt extends scoreless streak
Sat, 25 Oct 2014 03:10:50 -0700

San Francisco Giants RP Jeremy Affeldt now has 20 scoreless innings in the postseason, second only to former New York Yankees CL Mariano Rivera, who had 23.

Reds | Kevin Towers expected to join front office
Fri, 24 Oct 2014 20:18:49 -0700

Former Arizona Diamondbacks general manager Kevin Towers is expected to soon be hired by the Cincinnati Reds, according to sources. Towers is good friends with Reds general manager Walt Jocketty.

Cubs | Viewed as leader for Joe Maddon
Fri, 24 Oct 2014 16:42:52 -0700

The Chicago Cubs are viewed as a leading contender for free-agent manager Joe Maddon (Rays), according to an industry source. Manager Rick Renteria is signed through the 2016 season, but the team could simply pay off the rest of his deal.

Dodgers | Don Mattingly to manage in 2015
Fri, 24 Oct 2014 16:39:47 -0700

Los Angeles Dodgers general manager Andrew Friedman said Friday, Oct. 24, that manager Don Mattingly will remain as the team's skipper going forward. "Nothing has changed on our end. Don Mattingly will be our manager next season and hopefully for a long time to come," Friedman said.

Giants | Madison Bumgarner hasn't worked on short rest
Fri, 24 Oct 2014 16:35:36 -0700

San Francisco Giants SP Madison Bumgarner has never pitched on short rest in his career. He can start in Game 5 of the World Series Sunday, Oct. 26, if necessary, and then could be brought back to work out of the bullpen in Game 7 if need be.

Nationals | Taylor Jordan will be ready for spring training
Fri, 24 Oct 2014 14:41:33 -0700

Washington Nationals SP Taylor Jordan (elbow) had right elbow surgery to remove bone chips in September. He is expected to be ready for spring training next season.

Cardinals | Adam Wainwright will have surgery
Fri, 24 Oct 2014 13:14:47 -0700

St. Louis Cardinals SP Adam Wainwright (elbow) will have right elbow surgery to remove bone spurs, according to a source.

Mets | Terry Collins sticking around
Fri, 24 Oct 2014 11:14:51 -0700

New York Mets manager Terry Collins will remain the team's manager, according to owner Jeff Wilpon.

Dodgers | Joe Maddon not coming aboard
Fri, 24 Oct 2014 09:55:37 -0700

Free-agent manager Joe Maddon (Rays) is not heading to the Los Angeles Dodgers, according to a source.

Giants | Tim Lincecum available for Game 3
Fri, 24 Oct 2014 08:57:40 -0700

San Francisco Giants SP Tim Lincecum's (back) MRI results came back negative, and he said he was feeling better Thursday, Oct. 23. He is expected to be available to pitch in Game 3 of the World Series against the Kansas City Royals Friday, Oct. 24. Lincecum played catch Thursday.

Dodgers | Andrew Friedman's deal breaks record
Fri, 24 Oct 2014 05:50:18 -0700

Los Angeles Dodgers general manager Andrew Friedman's deal with his new team is worth $35 million, plus incentives, over five years. The contract is the largest for a general manager in baseball history.