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Blue Jays Claim Danny Dorn
The Blue Jays have claimed first baseman/outfielder Danny Dorn off waivers from the Diamondbacks, Shi Davidi of reports on Twitter. He’ll be optioned to Triple-A, per the report. Do... [continue]
Heyman's Latest: Castro, Shapiro, Davis, Anderson, Brewers, Phils
Within his latest Inside Baseball column, Jon Heyman of CBS Sports reports that displaced Cubs shortstop Starlin Castro has joined Pablo Sandoval and Hanley Ramirez as struggling former stars that hav... [continue]
Minor MLB Transactions: 8/28/15
Here are today’s minor moves: The Yankees announced that lefty Chris Capuano has been outrighted. Thus far, Capuano’s most recent trip through DFA limbo is taking the same course as the pr... [continue]
Rangers Designate Chris Rearick For Assignment
The Rangers have designated lefty Chris Rearick for assignment, according to club executive VP of communications John Blake. Texas will promote a fellow southpaw relief option in 22-year-old Andrew Fa... [continue]
Rockies Designate Ken Roberts For Assignment
The Rockies have designated left-handed pitcher Ken Roberts for assignment in order to clear space on the 40-man roster for fellow lefty Jason Gurka, tweets Patrick Saunders of the Denver Post. Robert... [continue]
Cardinals Hire Randy Flores As Director Of Amateur Scouting
The Cardinals have hired former Major League left-hander Randy Flores as their new director of amateur scouting, reports Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. The Cards looked at candidates fr... [continue]
Denard Span To Undergo Season-Ending Hip Surgery
AUG. 28: Bill Ladson of reports (on Twitter) that Span is set to undergo season-ending hip surgery next Tuesday. The issue is in his hip labrum, manager Matt Williams tells reporters including... [continue]
Unknown Team Claims Kimbrel On Revocable Waivers; Trade Unlikely
Padres closer Craig Kimbrel has been claimed on revocable waivers by an unknown club, reports Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports (Twitter link). However, a club official tells Rosenthal that the Padres have ... [continue]
MLB Scoop
How The Yankees Can Bring Jeter Back To The Fold, Despite His Insane Contract Demands
Derek Jeter, coming off the worst year of his career, reportedly believes the Yankees should pay him $150 Million over the next six years.  Not since Dr. Evil called for $1 Million from the government... [continue]
Second Annual Aggregate Top 100 Baseball Prospects
A popular feature from last year returns.  Once again MLBscoop has collected the rankings of popular prospect opinion sites and averaged them out to give you a sense of a consensus  top 100 prospects ... [continue]
2009 World Baseball Classic Already Better Than 2006
A tournament is always better when there are shocking upsets, and by that standard the 2009 World Baseball Classic has already surprised the initial WBC.  The big story so far has been the Dutch defea... [continue]
WBC Performance Gives China Something To Build On
The Chinese national baseball team was unmercifully put to the sword this morning by the South Koreans, in a 14-0 defeat that knocks China out of the World Baseball Classic.  Regardless of emphatic na... [continue]
Expansion Should Go Back On The MLB Menu, And Soon
It seems like only a few years ago that Major League Baseball was considering contraction, after two expansions totaling four new franchises in the 1990s.  Baseball purists decried the dilution of the... [continue]
World Baseball Classic Preview: Potential Australian Roster Pool
Australia has been cited as a prime area of emerging talent in the baseball world for the past decade, but the Aussies underperformed greatly at the 2006 World Baseball Classic.  In 2009, they have be... [continue]
A-Rod Should Not Be Allowed To Play For The Dominican
Reports today indicated that, like in the time before the 2006 World Baseball Classic, Alex Rodriguez is leaning towards representing the Dominican Republic at the 2009 WBC.  The American-born son of ... [continue]
World Baseball Classic Preview: Potential Panama Roster Pool
The inclusion of Panama among the 16 teams in the World Baseball Classic is based on the fact that the country has produced some significant talent in the past.  49 players have come from the Central ... [continue]

Dodger: We can win without Manny

Do the Dodgers need Manny Ramirez? Maybe not, says catcher Russell Martin. "Whether we have him or not, I think our team has got a good core and he just complements the rest of the guys."Martin says slugger isn't 'the difference between us winning or losing'

Free agent Sheets may need elbow surgery

Ben Sheets was 13-9 with a 3.09 ERA last season.Free agent right-hander Ben Sheets could be headed for elbow surgery after contract negotiations with the Texas Rangers fell through because of the injury.

Padres, Floyd agree to $750,000, 1-year deal
SAN DIEGO (AP) -Cliff Floyd agreed to a $750,000, one-year deal with San Diego on Thursday, giving the Padres a veteran to come off the bench.
Wilmer Flores, cult hero, just wanted to be a Met
Showdown weekend: Five big series to watch
Underachieving Mariners fire GM Zduriencik
Crasnick: What Mariners are looking for in next general manager after firing Zduriencik
Dave Dombrowski: If Clay Buchholz is healthy, picking up option 'easy'
Surgery for Nats' Span, will miss rest of season
Dodgers' Puig back on DL with hamstring strain
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Mariners fire general manager Jack Zduriencik (Yahoo Sports)
Boston RHP Buchholz done for year; health key to 2016 option (Yahoo Sports)
Cubs-Dodgers Preview (Yahoo Sports)
Nationals CF Span to have hip surgery, likely out for season (Yahoo Sports)
Giants put RHP Cain on 15-day DL with elbow nerve irritation (Yahoo Sports)
Dodgers' Yasiel Puig lands on DL with strained hamstring (Yahoo Sports)
Orioles CF Jones in lineup a day after running into wall (Yahoo Sports)


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