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Yankees acquire lefty specialist Outman from Indians

CHICAGO -- The Yankees added a layer of specialization to their bullpen on Thursday, acquiring left-hander Josh Outman from the Indians in exchange …

Dunn to retire following season

CHICAGO -- Adam Dunn said Sunday that he will retire after the 2014 season. Dunn spoke to MLB.com about that possibility 10 days ago, but said he had …

Chicago White Sox

Carlos Gomez's Injury Pushes Struggling Brewers' Cinderella Season to the Brink

The Milwaukee Brewers have sustained their Cinderella story for so long, it's easy to forget that shiny coach was once a plain old pumpkin.<p>Entering the season, Baseball Prospectus pegged the Crew for a fourth-place finish in the National League Central, ahead of only the woeful Chicago …

Dodgers Still Have Plenty to Prove Before Postseason Gauntlet Begins

No one would call 2014 a disappointment for the Los Angeles Dodgers. Not yet, anyway.<p>Entering play Thursday, L.A. holds a two-game lead over the San Francisco Giants in the National League West. And at 78-62, it's just two games back of the Washington Nationals for the best record in the NL.<p>But—you …

SF@COL: LeMahieu dives to start fantastic double play

Youngster snags richochet foul with one hand

NL Wild Card: Giants get comeback win at Coors Field, everbody else loses

The Giants were the only ones in the National League Wild Card race to win on Tuesday night.<p>Tuesday was not a good night for National League Wild Card contenders, with the leading Giants winning, while each of the next five teams in the standings lost.<p>The Giants were down 7-1 to the Rockies at one …

Advancement Percentage, a new metric for hitters

This article is the result of an idea I've had for quite a while, but never seriously explored until now. I've read a lot about OPS, how it works …

Elite Prospect Oscar Taveras Finally Ready to Shine in MLB

Oscar Taveras hasn’t gotten hot yet, but the 22-year-old rookie is getting close.<p>Taveras was the reason St. Louis felt comfortable dealing Allen Craig, one of the team’s more accomplished run producers, to the Boston Red Sox at the trade deadline. Craig had been stealing playing time in right field …

Selecting the 2014 All-September Call-Up Team, Position by Position

With Major League Baseball rosters everywhere expanding now that September is here, it's easy to get lost in all the extra names that are on jerseys and in box scores each night.<p>But you don't have to be overwhelmed! If you're simply in search of the new players who are the best young talent to pay …

Goldman's baseball quotables #2: Hunter Pence Ozymandias

Continuing a series of words, pictures, and ruminations on what it all means. In today's entry, Giants outfielder Hunter Pence never meets the Algonquin Round Table, and that's probably okay, or at least unavoidable.<p>Edna Ferber did not utter the line above as an ironic comment on San Francisco …

25 Predictions for Rest of 2014 MLB Season

The final month of the MLB regular season is here, and this year's stretch run promises to be as good as any in recent memory.<p>There are a number of playoff races still up for grabs in both leagues, and the second wild-card spot has once again made more teams contenders heading into the final …

Brewers official Bruce Seid dies

Milwaukee Brewers scouting director Bruce Seid died suddenly Tuesday night while visiting his family in Las Vegas, the team announced. He was 53.<p>The …

B/R MLB 500: Top 35 Catchers

With the B/R MLB 500 having gotten underway with a look at first basemen, it's now time to head 90 feet back down the line for a look at the guys wearing the armor.<p>Catchers will be scored like so: 25 points for Approach/Hitting, 30 points for Power, just five points for Baserunning and 40 points …

Electrifying Cubs prospect Kris Bryant earns player of year honor

DES MOINES, IOWA -- Moments after watching Kris Bryant spray baseballs around and out of Principal Park during a recent batting practice session, Manny Ramirez shakes his head.<p>Ramirez, the 12-time All-Star, 2004 World Series MVP and currently player-coach for the Pacific Coast League's Iowa Cubs, …

Kershaw wins 17th as Dodgers beat Nationals 4-1